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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 03-18-2011
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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Dragons top Streaks in 11PAGE1BBaby still hospitalized after near drowningPAGE2A Friday-Saturday, March 18-19, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 32 | 50 cents 079099401001 HighLow 83 53Complete Forecast PAGE 6A Mostly sunny and pleasant Forecast Question: Do the events in Japan make you worry about the safety of U.S. nuclear plants? Next question: Will you attend the 12 Hours of Sebring? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Diane Bubb Age 69, of Sebring Philip S. Costello Age 56, of Lake Placid Geraldean Long Age 92, of Avon Park Lillie Mae Moses Age 108, of Avon Park Alfred M. Schubert Jr. Age 77, of Sebring Betty Jean Sheffield Age 80, of Avon Park Deborah Yeggy Age 59, of Avon Park Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 47.9% No 52.1% Total votes: 96 Classifieds9A Community Briefs2A Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review/Times11B Religion7B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle11B Index 59th running of the 12 Hours of Sebring News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Lisa Celentano (left) Don Elwell, and Miss 12 Hours of Sebring Katie Haviland wait as Dr. Don Panoz calls out the winning numbers for a coveted Hairpin Spin vacation prize. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh Florida kicked off Wednesday with one of the most popular events of the week, the Hairpin Spin. Local dignitaries, fans, and visitors gathered at Chateau ƒlan to eat, drink and be merry all while benefiting local organizations. The Hairpin Spin broug ht together dozens of business es and sponsors pooling toget her to provide fabulous priz es for the dedicated race fans in attendance. The 17 priz es were valued from $200 priz es to the $4,000 grand prize an d included everything from s pa baskets to a all-expense spaid trip to the Bahamas. Patrons paid $25 for a s et Hairpin Spin starts Race Week with a bang NEWS-SUNHighlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 www.newssun .com PAGE12B By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Assistant City Manager Maria Sutherland informed city council last month that their recreation funding had been cut over $77,000 by county commissioners, and now the city is looking for ways to bridge the gap between budget and revenue. "We are in the process of revising/modifying existing contracts with sports organizations that use the fields during specific times of the year, or exclusively all year," Sutherland wrote in an e-mail Wednesday. "This task is very sensitive since the sports organizations are managed by moms and dads who have given their time, money and love to Avon Park to make things better for their children. We do not want to lose the relationship we have with those groups by imposing fees or closing parks," Sutherland added. The city had considered increasing the fees for service at the parks, and even looking at charging those outside the city more to participate, but Sutherland said that was not a viable option. "It may prove unfeasible to charge user fees at some of our parks. If FRDAP (Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program) funds are used in parks, then we have to comply with the state in assuring that if a fee is imposed, then we cannot charge any group more than another," Sutherland wrote. "So the concept of charging county users a fee and residents zero would not be compliant with the state." Sutherland stressed that she has been in contact Avon Park considers recreation options Has to fill $77,000 shortfall Sutherland See AVON, page 3A www.facebook.com/newssun Follow us on By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING By a 3-1 vote, county commissioners voted on Tuesday to turn down more than $1 million in state funds for assisted housing. The grant comes from the Federal Stimulus Act and is administered through the Community Redevelopment Block Grants, according to June Fisher, Community Services Director for the county. The grant is focused on revamping foreclosed homes. Commissioner Greg Harris stated that he felt the county should take the $1,029,84 from the state. "I hear people that are passionate about helping others and I hear people who are passionate about the community needs. I say we give it a shot, put some people to work and turn some properties into productive homes," Harris said. But others on the commission held a different opinion after hearing that no county department was set up to administer the grant. "It is just more than we can handle at this time," said Commissioner Don Elwell. "I don't know how much stimulus this will give. I don't think that this particular item is a good item. It is not a great fit for us at this time." "If we took these funds, we would have to put on more people and take on more expenses," said Jack Richie. "It is something that we w ill have to forego, even thoug h we will leave some money o n the table." Chairwoman Barba ra Stewart agreed with Elwe ll and Richie. "Our focus needs to be o n our existing housing pr ogram. We need to concentra te County turns down $1 million in assisted housing funds See COUNTY, page 3A BYBARRYFOSTER Special to the News-SunSEBRING Highcroft Racing, a team that has traditionally used its racingprogram to help charities, now is calling on fans toassist the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.Highcroft is funneling their effort through theNetwork for Good. The LMP1 contenderis carryingsignage on the sidepods and rear wing of their new ARX-01e, directing fans to their website at www.higcroftracing.com where they can then may donate to one or more of 21 different charities such as the Salvation Army, Red Cross, Save the Children and World Vision. "It is with great pride that we have represented Honda since 2007 in international sports car racing. We have many many fans from Japan and we hope and pray they and the entire country, can stay safe and stay strong at this terrible time," said Highcro ft team principal Duncan Dayton. Highcroft's Japanese Earthqua ke appeal campaign also is is using t he team's social media outlets includin g Team, ALMS race to aid Japan Courtesy pho to The web site displayed on the side of the Highcroft Racing's No. 01 Honda ARX-01e is just one way the team is trying to help raise money for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. More photosPAGE7A See HAIRPIN, page 8A See RACERS, page 8A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S The American Le Mans Series is helping the Red Cross efforts to provide assistance to Japanese victims of the earthquake and tsunami by helping promote the Red Cross' text donation program.

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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 16: Michael Thomas Apuzzo, 41, of Sebring, was charged with resisting an officer without violence and driving while license suspended. Andrew Blaze Caridi, 19, of Sebring, was charged with battery. Horace Bernard Houston, 50, of Avon Park, was charged with burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, and petit theft. Nikolas Dewitt Massie, 28, of Avon Park, was charged with driving while license suspended or revoked. Pamela Jo White, 43, of Sebring, was charged with failure to appear reference battery. Nathaniel Wooden Jr., 47, of Avon Park, was charged with failure to appear reference failure to respond to game officer's citation. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Tuesday, March 15: Christopher Alan Bass, 45, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended or revoked, second offense. Gary Wayne Dunford, 43, of Avon Park, was charged with failing to comply with court order. Ashley Nicole Esprit, 23, of Avon Park, was charged with grand theft, two counts. Philip Ignatius Filehne, 69, of Sebring, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; and refusing to submit to DUI test after license suspended. Tommy Dan Hipps, 23, of Sebring, was charged with using or possessing drug paraphernalia; possession of cannabis; domestic violence or battery, touch or strike; and resisting arrest without violence. Bethany Daniell Nettles, 20, of Avon Park, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Matthew Dawson Rice, 20, of Sebring, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; and possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. Ann Marie Sederback, 46, of Sebring, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Christopher Robert Selander, 30, of Lake Placid, was charged with criminal mischief, damaging property. Penny Arlene Stewart, 45, of Sebring, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Page 2ANews-SunFriday, March 18, 2011www.newssun.com Published every Sunday, Wednesday & Friday at 2227 U.S. 27 South € Sebring, Florida 33870 A Harbor Point Media Company OFFICE: 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 OFFICE HOURS: 8 a.m.-5 p.m, Monday-Friday PHONE: 863-385-6155 MAIN FAX NUMBER: 863-385-1954 NEWSROOM FAX NUMBER: 863-385-2453 POSTMASTER: Send address change to: News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S., Sebring, FL 33870 USPS … ISSN 0163-3988 Periodical postage paid at Sebring, FL and additional entry office(s)CIRCULATION SUNDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY EDITIONS: If you do not receive your home delivered newspaper by 6 a.m., please phone the circulation department before 10 a.m. on Wednesday and Friday publication days, and before 11 a.m. on Sunday publication days and a replacement copy will be delivered to you. Subscribers who notify us after the times mentioned will receive credit to their account. Please call 385-6155.SUBSCRIPTION RATES12 mo.7% FL taxTotal HOME DELIVERY$60.46$4.23$64.69 IN FLORIDA MAIL92.236.4698.69 OUT OF FLORIDA MAIL105.99105.99 Deadlines for subscription changes are noon on Tuesday for the Wednesday edition, noon on Thursday for the Friday edition, and noon on Friday for the Sunday edition. Changes received after the times stated will be processed on the following publication date. Romona Washington … Publisher and Executive Editor863-385-6155, ext. 515 March 16 125414950x:4Next jackpot $4 millionMarch 12 91023243738x:4 March 9 6917384352x:5 March 16 410111823 March 15 911131525 March 14 3482426 March 13 4561516 March 16 (n) 8759 March 16 (d) 3715 March 15 (n) 5248 March 15 (d) 2200 March 16(n) 44 0 March 16 (d) 57 3 March 15 (n) 37 4 March 15(d) 95 5 March 15 71522303 March 11 1617273613 March 8 252731359 March 4 269277 March 16 2839404853 PB: 9 PP: 3Next jackpot $85 millionMarch 12 14124147 PB: 3 PP: 4 March 9 1220284048 PB: 8 PP: 2 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawing s are twice per day: (d) is the daytime drawing, (n) is the nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball PP: Power Pla y Lottery Center SEBRING DISCOUNT BEVERAGES3750 U.S. 27 North, Unit C1 € 471-2277Next to Fairmount Cinema 6 € Open Mon-Sat 9-6 Tobacco Products, Candy, Cold Beer, Housewares, Gifts & MORE!LOW PRICES € MANY GOOD BARGAINS € CLOSEOUTS!*Prices do not include tax. Natural Light & Ice € Old Milwaukees Best12 Pack Can$6.99Budweiser & Bud Light12 Pack $10.99 Smoke Odor EliminatorCandles$6.79 € Can$5.79 DVDs Entire Stock each $3 305s & Romy3 Packs$10.30 MistyCarton$45.99 Galaxy Natural CigaretteCarton$29.49 NewportCarton $50.49 € 3 Packs $15.57 SenecaCarton$31.69 POLICEBLOTTER Introduction to Smart Phones WorkshopAVON PARK Tired of technology leaving you behind? South Florida Community College's Corporate and Continuing Education is offering an Introduction to Smart Phones workshop from 1-5 p.m. Friday, April 8 in Building T, Room 120, SFCC Highlands Campus. The workshop will provide a comprehensive look at the use and applications of smart phones and tablet PCs. The cost is $35. For more information, call Lorrie Key, coordinator, Corporate and Continuing Education, at 784-7033. To register for this workshop, call SFCC Registration at 784-7405. Silent Blessings Deaf Ministries at Community Church of God SundayLAKE PLACID Marshall Lawrence, executive director of Silent Blessings Deaf Ministries, will discuss lessons in communicating with deaf or hard of hearing people during a presentation at Community Church of God at 6 p.m. Sunday. Lawrence is the father of a deaf daughter. He has challenged himself to reach and encourage deaf individuals and their hearing families, and is committed to providing encouragement and support through the resources and activities of Silent Blessings and local churches. This presentation will appeal to all ages and uses video, music, humor and personal testimony. Lawrence is an accomplished musician and broadcaster who has traveled extensively and has written material for such well-known Christian artists as Sandi Patty and for theatrical musicals. He is one of the few musicians who collaborates with deaf writers to create music by for both the hearing and the deaf. Pastor Joe DeHart of Community Church of God invites the entire community to enjoy this special pro gram of information, mus ic and worship. The church i s at the corner of County Road 29 and Sun 'N Lake s Boulevard. There is no admission charge, but a free will offering will be taken. For more information about Silent Blessing Dea f Ministries, visit www.silentblessings.org.Heartland Pops Concert pays tribute to the Big Band Swing eraAVON PARK The Heartland Pops Concert Band will present a "Swingin'Into Spring" Concert at 7:30 p.m. Frida y at the South Florida Community College's Theatre for the Performin g Arts, Avon Park. This tribute to the Big Band swing era will highlight selections by Glen Miller, Satchmo, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Henry Mancini George Gershwin and more. This concert will fe ature vocalist Shannon Ree d Marrero, 2010 Heartland Idol winner, singing famil iar Big Band favorites. The Heartland Pops wil l spotlight three talented high school musicians Jacob Hensley and Rafael Gomez from Sebring High School and Shane Robbin s from Avon Park High School, playing the familiar trumpet trio feature, "Alexander's Ragtime Band." The spotlight will also shine on another talented Sebring High Schoo l student, alto saxophone player Myles Giller, the featured soloist for "Harlem Nocturne." Ticket donations are on ly $8 and can be obtained from any Heartland Pops member or at the door. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free. Don't miss this evening of fabulous music celebra ting the Big Band Swing Era and spotlighting many very talented local performers. Visit the Web site at www.heartlandpops.org. For additional information call 314-8877. COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 5A One fall day in Guthrie, O kla., Glenda Porter was p reparing to call her younger s ister to wish her a happy b irthday. But before she c ould dial the number, her p hone rang. It was Angie, t he wife of her son, Sgt. R usty Dunagan, who was d eployed to an undisclosed l ocation in southwest Asia. "She asked me if I was s itting down, and I just starte d crying," Glenda, 55, tells T he Unknown Soldiers. "I s aid, Just tell me he's a live.'" This is the call that she, a nd every military mom with a son or daughter overseas, d reads beyond imagination. "She said he was alive, b ut he lost both his legs," G lenda says. "I started to l ose it, and then she said, He also lost his arm.'" Glenda hung up, cried and b egan frantically contacting r elatives. Her sister, Susan P orter, who had recently m oved to Pennsylvania, was e xpecting some 48th birthd ay shenanigans from her s ibling, until picking up the p hone and hearing a sound s he'll never forget. "She was screaming," S usan says of Glenda. "She w asn't making any sense to m e, and I thought something h appened to our father, but it w as about Rusty." After realizing that there h ad been an explosion on S ept. 22, 2010 and that her n ephew was fighting for his l ife in Germany, Susan asked G lenda how she could help. "I told her that we need as m any people to pray for R usty as possible," Glenda s ays. "I told her to get on F acebook and put it on there, a nd she did." What happened next has Holding his hand By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING The 18month-old toddler who was rescued from his family's in-ground pool Tuesday morning remains in serious condition at Tampa General Hospital, according to Ellen Fliss, the hospital's public relations officer. Lt. Tim Lethbridge, who is conducting the investigation of the incident for the Highlands County Sheriff's office along with the Department of Children and Families, told the News-Sun Thursday morning that his understanding is the child's condition is critical. Lethbridge said because an investigation is underway he can release no details about the incident, including the names of those involved. When asked if the pool was fenced, he declined to answer specifically, but said it had a screen enclosure. Scott Mann, chief of the of the West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department, was the first on the scene. He said Thursday morning that he lives two streets away from where the incident occurred. When he was paged out he went directly to the house rather than waste time going to the fire station first, which is how he was able to begin CPR so quickly. The child's mother, Jaimie Crivello, has made posts to her Facebook page, which is how the News-Sun discovered her identity. According to her comments, her son Jaiden fell into the pool and was airlifted to Tampa General where he has been sedated ever since. She indicated it would take a few days to learn more about his condition. This is not the first submersion incident involving a child Crivello has endured. According to her postings on Facebook, eight years ago her son Elijah, then about the same age as Jaiden is today, also fell into a swimming pool and was flown to Tampa General. He survived, and Crivello indicated Jaiden seems in better condition now than Elijah was then. She said the family is waiting and praying. Toddler remains in serious condition after near drowning Special to the News-SunSEBRING More than 40 talented quilters displayed their projects as part of the Tanglethread Quilters quilt show on Wednesday. There were quilts, table runners, wall hangings, wearable clothing, purses and more among the entries. Among the items showcase at the clubhouse were the award-winning entries of Tanglethread Quilters members from the Highlands County Quilt Guild 2011 Show. Some of those winners were Margaret Comric, Sherry Fourez, Betty Fulmer and Celia Sorenson. Next year's Tanglewood quilt club officers will be Barb Klavoon, co-chairman; Ruth Ann Yantis, co-chairman; and Ev DeVries, treasurer. Tanglethread Quilters annually make and donate a quilt to support the Tanglewood Cancer Research Benefit. They also donate quilt projects to Sebring community groups. Tanglethread Quilters show off News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR More than 40 quilters displayed their work at a show Wednesday at Tanglewood. See SOLDIER'S, page 8A

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Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The Florida Division of Forestry is presenting How to Have a Firewise Home from 12:30-3 p.m. Saturday at the Placid Lakes Home and Property Owners Association Inc. Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Boulevard. The workshop is designed to help homeowners learn how to best protect their homes from wildfire. Everyone is welcome to come to this free workshop. Fire is a natural part of Florida. Come learn simple things that you can do to make your home and community more wildfire safe. Workshop topics will include: how to know if you are at risk for wildfire, why homes burn, fire's natural role in Florida, Firewise construction and landscaping, and the national Firewise Communities/USAprogram. Lunch will be provided at 12:30 p.m. and everyone will get free materials an d Firewise items. Call Sam W Bliss at 465-5291 or sign u p online at www.fireinflorida.org/fir ewise-community-workshops /. r einforced Glenda's unshakea ble belief in God and the n ation her son fought for. T housands upon thousands o f compassionate citizens b egan joining the page, Hold My Hand," to send p rayers to Rusty and his f amily. "People have just been so k ind," Glenda says about the F acebook page, which now h as almost 20,000 supporte rs. "It really shows you h ow great America is." Susan thinks her nephew's r esolve caused the massive o utpouring on the Facebook p age she created. "We get so busy and c aught up with life, we're u sed to conveniences and c ertain things," Susan, who i s planning an Aug. 6 benefit f or her nephew in their h ometown of Guthrie, says. But when we hear about t ragedy, and you can really p ut a face and name to it ... i t becomes a resource for p eople to be encouraged and f or people to do something." In the first days following t he explosion, Glenda would w ait for 4:30 a.m. phone c alls from a friend at the h ospital in Germany. News w as sometimes encouraging a nd sometimes grim. When I a sk the soldier's mom how m any surgeries Rusty has u nderwent since September, G lenda says she's "lost t rack." "He almost bled to death d uring his first surgery, and i t seemed like he was having surgeries and blood transfusions almost every other day," Glenda painfully recalls. "But he's really strong Rusty is so strong." Today, Dunagan, 30, is continuing his long recovery in San Antonio. There have been bad days, but also some good ones, like when the wounded hero got to see his three stepchildren for the first time since the explosion. "I was concerned about how that would go," Glenda admits. "But they didn't act like anything was wrong; they went straight up to him and started hugging." Dunagan, who has a ninemonth-old baby with his wife, has gone through more uncertainty than most of us will in a lifetime. But through faith and genuine appreciation of his remaining blessings, this soldier is still fighting. "Someone asked him why he's so positive," his mom says. "He said it's because he didn't pass out he remembers the explosion he looked down and saw his legs and an arm gone, and yelled for the medic." "He thought he would die then, and thought he would die after it happened," Glenda continues. "But he didn't, and he believes it's a gift. That's his attitude." When Glenda got that heartbreaking phone call from her daughter-in-law, she wanted to be told that Dunagan was alive. He is, with a grateful nation holding the hand he has left. To find out more about Tom Sileo, or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 18, 2011Page 3A GUARANTEED WEIGHT LOSS! CALL TODAY (863) 471-2500 LOSE YOUR WEIGHT FOR THE LAST TIME! 13 Ryant Blvd. SebringCorner of 27 & Ryant Blvd.SAVE 50% OFF ENROLLMENT FEES Hurry! Offer Ends Soon! Tickets on sale now at the box of“ce 10 AM … 2 PM 382-2525 or online at www.highlandslittletheatre.org. Musical by Matthew Sklar, Chad Bequelin and Tim Herlihy. Based on the film, its 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie is Jerseys favorite wedding singer. Hes the life of the party, until his own fiancee leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie hilariously makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. ADULT LANGUAGESpecial Preview Wed. March 23 March 25 … April 10, 2011 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 By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Commissioners took a first l ook at the options for proposed tax abatem ent plan, and chose to give tax breaks to c ompanies that would create jobs in H ighlands County at their meeting on T uesday. "The emphasis is jobs, jobs, jobs," John T allent, vice-chair of the Tax Abatement C ommittee for the Industrial Development A gency, told the board. Voters approved the abatement to stimulate the economy by 62 percent last August, and the IDAwas taking the lead on developing with criteria with county staff, Talent said. The commission was faced Tuesday with two basic options, labeled as Option Aand Option B, and initially discussed keeping both before settling on Option A. Although no formal vote was taken during the workshop, a poll by Tallent showed that commissioners preferred companies that would hire at least 10 people at 125 percent above a threshold wage set each year. According to Chairwoman Barbara Stewart, the current threshold wage would be at $32,592, and she wanted to raise the percentage to 125 percent from the proposed 110 percent in order to stimulate the economy. "We already are the low wage Mecca, and I want to know how to get out of that," Stewart said. "I don't want to continue to be at the bottom of the heap in our region." Additionally, Stewart pointed out that currently, the threshold wage was below the requirements for housing assistance. Commissioner Greg Harris opted to take both options, the difference being a sliding scale of how much abatement could be giv en based on pre-determined formula, and allo w the applicants decide which track to take. "Do we have to choose?" Harris asked. "I don't want to turn down anyone." Both options were centered around creatin g jobs, but Option Aadded a specific indust ry list that could be considered while Option B gave options for capital improvements. Those seeking the exact options can fin d them on the county website in the Tuesd ay agenda package at www.hcbcc.net/PDFfiles/31511part1.pdf Commissioners direct tax abatement plan criteria on helping as much as people as we can with what we have," Stewart said. Community organizations, including Habitat for Humanity and the Avon Park Housing Authority, disagreed. "There is a reason that Highlands County was at the top of the list for this," said Economic Development Board member Paul McGehee. "These are already your tax dollars that, if turned away, will be used somewhere else. It does not make sense to me (to turn them down). It could help our economy and our community." Larry Shoeman, Direct or of the Housing Authorit y, held the same idea as McGehee. "This could put some of the over 4,000 foreclos ed homes back on the tax roles ," Shoeman said. Second on the list from t he state to receive the fundin g was Clay County. Continued from 1A Continued from page 2A g roups within the city to i nsure that the solutions are c ommunity-wide, and input i s being sought from parents a nd organization board m embers about how to a djust for the budget shortf all. "They understand the p redicament we all face and t hey as well are looking at m odifying how they do b usiness," her e-mail stated. But, according to S utherland, further cuts c ould be harmful when t aken out of a recreation budget that is already "bare bones." "We are down two full time positions in Parks & Recreation bare bones. To date, several options are being considered and of course we encourage dialogue from those wanting to be part of a solution," she wrote. "We are considering putting out an RFP(Request For Proposal) for concessions," she wrote in her email. Other options the city is considering is to possibly "hand over a site to a sports organization and let them maintain it 100 percent or to shut down portions of some ball fields specific to one sport and allow other activities. Lease all ball fields owned by the city to a sports management business. Partner with other private not-for-profit groups," Sutherland said. Those seeking more information or who would like to volunteer to help can contact the assistant city manager at sutherland@AvonPark.cc Continued from page 1A Soldier's strength shines through Avon Park studying recreation budget News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY A n electrical short in its wiring led a trailer to catch fire Wednesday afternoon at the Lake Josephine RV Park off of U. S. 27. Charles Andrews, Highlands County Fire Services Supervisor, examines the damage to the trailer's skin and insulation. A quick response fromm neighbors and the DeSoto City Volunteer Fire Department kept damage to a minimum. Close call County turns down $1 million Firewise program set Saturday in LP

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It's all about being in control E ditor: The City of Avon Park is a t it again. It seems Avon P ark is in the news more t han any of her sister cities w ith negativity. OK (City Manager) Bruce ( Behrens), let's take a look a t Mayor (Sharon) Schuler's s upposedly main complaint. S he would like for you to c ommunicate with her more. B ehrens is attacked again in f ront of everyone like a little c hild. Schuler asks Behrens t o describe what he thought h is job description was. Mayor Schuler, you are n ot dealing with a trainee h ere. This is a very highly q ualified, intelligent man w ho uprooted his family and m oved to the city of "harm" c harm to be our city manage r. Show him some respect. S eems to me and others, B ehrens is within his job d escription and is very k nowledgeable of his duties. Councilman (Paul) Miller a nd (Parke) Sutherland have n o problem communicating w ith the city manager. Why d oes the mayor? Bruce, could you please i nform the mayor of what s he needs to know, not what s he wants to know. Is it nece ssary you report everything y ou do? The way you have b een attacked in the past, w ould you have the last say i f you told the mayor everyt hing.? Probably not. What it boils down to is c ontrol. Some want nothing o ther than to be in control of y ou. It's not hard to figure o ut who. Unfortunately, this happ ens more often than we w ould like. Can all the flack you've r eceived since becoming city m anager be considered h arassment? In the dictiona ry, harass means to trouble b y attacking again and again. The city does not need a c ity manager who has to ask i f he can do everything. U ntil you actually do somet hing not in your job d escription, you should be l eft alone. I think its good to k now we have someone who i s capable of making decis ions on their own. It shows good leadership and support for the other councilmen Miller and Sutherland who support you. I'm not a big fan of Tom Macklin, however, when you're right, you're right and I do commend him for speaking up on the city manager's behalf along with Warren West. Talk about communication problems, some of the councilmen/women did not know what the meeting was about. Since the mayor called this meeting, why wasn't the others inform of what it pertained to? Hello! Amessage to a couple of people here: Renee, good for you for speaking up. I'm sorry you have to feel threatened and possibly retaliated against. This in itself, says there is time for changes to happen here. No one should have to work under such pressure. To our city manager, continue to do a good job. You have a lot, and I do mean a lot, of supporters here in Avon Park. Stand your ground. Don't let anyone in the city council intimidate you. Maybe you should run for mayor when Schuler's time is up. Who knows, maybe someone feels a bit threatened by you. I certainly hope you receive a good evaluation this month; you have definitely earned it. To both City Manager Behrens and Renee, many citizens of Avon Park and the surrounding areas support you. You are a great asset to our city. We just need to make drastic changes in our city government. Mayor Schuler, get off Bruce Behrens case and give him credit for a job well done thus far. Let's solve the communication problem and see what problems arise after this. Hang in there Bruce and Renee, we got your backs covered. Patricia Austin Avon Park Editor's note: The above letter was received prior to Monday night's meeting during which Behrens was terminated. BouquetsSeveral make Spring Ball a successEditor: Ridge Area Arc would like to thank the following companies and individuals for their part in making "The Arc's Spring Ball" fundraiser, held Saturday, March 5 at the Chateau Elan, a huge success. Event sponsors were: Heacock Insurance, Heartland National Bank, Perry Cattle LLC, Wheeler Brothers Inc., Wheeler Farms, Inc, Bill Jarrett Ford, Citrus Animal Clinic, Eisnor Family, Glades Electric, Cross Country Automotive, and Reynolds Family. Thanks to those who donated auction items: Laye's Automotive, Josh and Heather Snively, Sebring International Raceway, Delaney Photography, Forrest "Max" Gooding, LB Gallery Photography, The Wheeler Family, Kevin and Carlene Clark, Los Vinos, Jason and Amberlee Rogers, Horace Watkis, Chuck and WendyLee Mielke, The Blueberry Patch, The Olympic, Red Lobster, The Depot, Creations by Roxanne May, Tropical Island Wear, Allaires, Jennifer Lindley, Amy Mason, C&C Plumbing, One Park Place, Elizabeth's Bridal, Margaret Updike, Sun 'N Lake Golf, and Chateau Elan. Special thanks to event organizer, Jeannie Snively, and her host committee members, Carlene Clark, Robyn Durrance, Debbie McCullough, Christie Waller, Jennifer Lindley, Cathy Perry, Starla Shattler, Anne Marie Wheeler, Heather Harshman and Amberlee Rogers. All proceeds to benefit The Arc, providing opportunities for people with disabilities for 54 years. Rhonda Beckman CEO Ridge Area ArcFlorida Hospital ICU staff did great jobEditor: My family and I wish to thank the ICU nursing staff at Floida Hospital who not only cared for a critically ill family member of mine recently, but showed patience, compassion and an unsurpassed level of professionalism towards his loved ones. We could not have asked for a better level of communication and are greatly appreciative. Thank you. Terri Buckalew Arule of thumb in political m aneuvering is to pound the l aw if you have the law, p ound the facts if you have t he facts, but if you have neit her, you pound the table. Avon Park's city council h ad neither the law nor the f acts on their side when they t erminated Bruce Behrens l ast Monday in a sloppily o rchestrated regular meeting t hat originally had just one a genda item ... an "informal e valuation" of Behrens. A l ast-minute revised agenda s howed that council added a s econd agenda item: Behrens'contract." Apparently, there was no o ther business to be done in a c ity struggling with budget c uts and personal agendas. After that meeting, many c itizens came away with a b ad taste in their mouth about h ow that council operates, a nd how some in a small city g overnment will threaten and i ntimidate others to get their way. Public opinion of the decision before and after the council vote showed that Behrens was doing a good job communicating and directing city operations. Applause from an audience mostly composed of city employees when Councilman Paul Miller voted no to the termination shows a lot about what staff thought of Behrens. Behrens took information from those who were involved with departmental changes, and adjusted staff to accommodate with an everchanging economy and workloads, but his decisions were not approved by council because they were not consulted on every day-to-day decision before it was made. The meeting ran like a medieval witch hunt with the perfunctory statements of charges, but some on the council made it clear that they had no idea what the facts or even the charter, city ordinances, or Behrens' contract stated about how the city is supposed to operate. Statements of "I need to know before the newspapers" about simple procedural decisions which council admitted were within Behrens'job description, city policy and the charter shows that council just wanted to stamp their foot, or in this case, pound the table, about Behrens'performance. The meeting then proceeded to the motion to terminate, with apologies, and it seemed clear that someone had prearranged with the attorney to have a resolution at hand, just in case. Council members mentioned a charge of retaliation made by the finance director, but then made no call for an investigation. That shows that grandstanding was the intention, not fact finding nor protection of employees. Additionally, one has to question the city councilman who made the motion to terminate Behrens, especially since Behrens was investigating his wife on a complaint of mistreatment of yet another city employee. We at the News-Sun understand that a city manager works at the discretion and pleasure of the council, but the Avon Park City Council does not understand that they work at the discretion and pleasure of the public at large. It is all about who you serve when you are elected. When public opinion is ignored for their own personal agenda, then government leaders should be replaced. Some in the audience during the meeting said the word recall loudly. Maybe that is not such a bad word. It is definitely the only recourse available in such a situation. And maybe Behrens should consider pounding the law, especially since the council unjustly took away his table. Page 4ANews-SunFriday, March 18, 2011www.newssun.comTODAY'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 Poor Peggy Joseph. Overwhelmed by the promise of hope after hearing an Obama campaign speech, Joseph said, "I never thought this day would ever happen. I won't have worry about putting gas in my car. I won't have to worry about paying my mortgage. You know, if I help (Obama), he's gonna help me." Peggy kept her part of the bargain, but looking at food and gas prices lately, the day Peggy never thought would happen likely never will. Gas prices have soared above $4 per gallon in some parts of the country and, on average, have risen 38 cents per gallon over the past three weeks. The US Department of Energy predicts motor fuel expenses for 2011 to rise 28 percent from last year. But that's okay; everything's going according to the playbook. After all, back in 2008, Obama said, "Under my plan, energy prices would necessarily skyrocket." Prices have skyrocketed, and now Obama is running for cover while at the same time trying to take credit for last year's peak in oil production. Considering the lag time between exploration permits and production, it begs the question, how much of the rise in production is due to Bush-era policies? As presidents typically do, Obama surrounded himself with like-minded people. Energy Secretary Steven Chu once said, "Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels of Europe" and had previously suggested that a gradual increase in gasoline taxes would "encourage consumers to become more energy-conscious." Good job, Mr. Chu, we are "encouraged" " encouraged that 2012 is just around the corner. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, seems more preoccupied with implementing offshore windmill farms than offshore oil drilling. During his March 11 press conference, President Obama parroted an outrageous claim made by Secretary Salazar when testifying before Congress. Both implied that oil production in the Gulf of Mexico "remained at an all-time high." Salazar cited that "In 2009 there were 116 rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, in 2010 in February, 120, in February 2011, 126." Not quite. There may be 126 rigs, but Kyle Isakower, vice president of regulatory and economic policy at the American Petroleum Institute, set the record straight in an article titled "Facts Don't Support Claim s on Gulf of Mexico Oil Production," revealing a di stortion in "the true number of working rigs." The word "working" is significant. Four days befo re the Gulf oil spill just 55 rig s were working, and last wee k there were only 25. More than 100 idle rigs may be a record in someone's book, but not one I would brag about. Isakower likens it to "claiming the job market is great because a lot of peop le are unemployed and available to work." Average Americans have no idea the great lengths th is administration has taken to stop oil production by thumbing its nose at the fed eral judge who ordered an end to the drilling ban. Wel lversed in constitutional law the administration found a way to defy the judge's rul ing by creating a de facto moratorium that refused the granting of drilling permits On Feb. 2, U.S. District Judge, Martin Feldman, ruled that the Obama admin istration intentionally acted in "determined disregard" and "defiance," and was found in contempt of court Hence, the March 11 press conference bearing "good news" of forthcoming drilling. It's a shame that so many Americans believe the wor ds coming from those who are determined to rule above th e law rather than according t o the rule of law. Areview of facts reveals that since 200 8, Obama's pendulum on oil drilling has swung back an d forth so many times, had a drill been attached, they would have struck oil long ago. The drilling moratorium hurt our economy, and hurt real people who lost real jobs. With gas prices on the rise and an economy sputte ring to a standstill, Peggy Joseph still may no longer be worried about putting ga s in her car because she ca n no longer afford to own on e. Susan Stamper Brown is a motivational speaker and military advocate and can be reached at susan@susanstamperbrown.com and her website www.susanstamperbrown.com. Facts don't support administration's claims about oil Guest Column Susan Stamper Brown EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include you r address and phone number. Anonymous letters will b e automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 40 0 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letter s of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, F L 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954 ; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages aren't dominate d by the same writers, letters are limited to two pe r month and a guest column can be submitted onc e every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solel y the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opin ion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun. All items will run on a first-come basis as space per mits, although more timely ones could be moved up. We believe your viewpoints are just as important a s any community leader or government official, so con sider this a personal invitation to get your two cents in The News-Sunhas a long history of encouraging pub lic discussion through letters, guest columns, an d Reader's Response questionnaires. Providing thi s Behrens firing was a witch hunt A fter the last couple of weeks of s henanigans, one has t o wonder how Avon P ark is going to fix i ts apparent probl ems within the city g overnment.

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DIANE BEVERLYBUBB Diane Beverly Bubb age 6 9, passed away Friday, M arch 4, 2011 in Sebring, F la. She was born Oct. 8, 1 941 in Newark, N.J., to Gordan and Doris (Anderson) McGruther. She had been a resident of Sebring since 1973. She was p roceeded in death by her h usband, Harold J. Bubb Sr. D iane has three daughters a nd a son by a previous marr iage. She was one of Jehovah's W itnesses and attended The K ingdom Hall on Hammock R oad, Sebring. Diane was ill f or many years and was dearl y loved by many of her h ealth caregivers. Amemorial service will be h eld Friday, March 25, 2011 a t The Kingdom Hall of J ehovah's Witnesses, 3261 H ammock Road, Sebring. PHILIPS.COSTELLO Philip S. Costello, 56, of L ake Placid, Fla. passed a way at his home on Sunday, M arch 13, 2011. He was born t o Barbara and Sal Costello ( both deceased) on April 21, 1 954 in Yonkers, N.Y. He a ttended Sleepy Hollow High S chool in Tarrytown, N.Y. a nd graduated from Florida A tlantic University in F lorida. Besides his beloved wife S ara, he is survived by his s ister, Lauri Martone and her h usband Joe; his niece, B arbara; his nephew, Joey; h is uncle and aunt, Gary and L inda Thela; and his stepson, M ichael Carnes. For more than 30 years he r ehabilitated real estate in N ew York, Vermont, South F lorida and Lake Placid. He s pent his spare time gardeni ng, fishing and woodworki ng. He was a loving husb and, brother, nephew, uncle a nd son. Philip loved life and h e valued family above all e lse. He will be greatly m issed by all he leaves b ehind. Acelebration of his life w ill be held in North C arolina and New York at a l ater date. In Philip's memor y, the family asks donations b e made to the American C ancer Society, 2801 F ruitville Road Suite 250, Sarasota, FL34237 or Good Shepherd Hospice, 4418 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL 33872. Words of comfort to the family can be made by visiting www.scottfuneralservices.com. Arrangements entrusted to the Scott Funeral Home, 504 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid GERALDEAN GIRDLER LONG Geraldean Girdler Long died at 4:30 a.m. on March 11, 2011 at home in Danvers in the care of her family and OSF Hospice. Acombined celebration of love and life of Geraldean and Forrest E. "Bush" Long Sr. will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2011 at First Presbyterian Church in Danvers, Ill., with visitation one hour before the service. The Rev. Michael Claver will officiate. Geraldean was born on March 28, 1918 to Joseph Samuel and Lillie Maude Butler Girdler in Funk's Grove, Ill. Geraldean and Forrest E. "Bush" Long were married on June 29, 1935. Bush Long was born Oct. 31, 1914 to Chester and Sarah Brown Long in McLean, Ill. They both attended school in McLean and were lifelong members of the McLean Methodist Church. They are survived by three sons: Edward Duane (Emilie) of Sebring, Fla., Thomas Dean (Sharon) of El Paso, Ill., and Larry R. (Beverly) of Cowarts, Ala.; and daughterin-law, Carolyn Turner Long of Danvers, Ill. They had six grandchildren: Terry and Catherine Long Melick with whom she made her home; Christopher S. Long, all of Danvers, Ill., LCDR Brian Scott USN and Audrey Long, Port Orchard, Wash.; Richard Lee and Dana Long of Turlock, Calif.; James Robert and Mary Long of Slocomb, Ala.; and Joe Baucom. There are 10 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister, Barbara Springsteen. Bush is survived by his brother, John Long. They have many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death was her husband, Forrest E. "Bush" Long Sr., on Jan. 5, 2000 at home in Avon Park, Fla., and their eldest son, Forrest E. "Bush" Long Jr. on Nov. 22, 2002. She was also preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers. Bush was preceded by three sisters and six brothers. Geraldean was a woman of many talents. She enjoyed making and canning jellies and jams, crocheting, sewing, especially quilting, and was an avid reader. She had been employed by Funk Bros. Seeds, Dixie Truckers Home, Soft Water Laundry and Cleaners. In Florida she worked at Tip Top, Kenilworth Lodge, and as seamstress for a travel trailer factory. Bush was in the U.S. Navy where he served in the Seabees in World War II and retired from Funk Bros. Seeds in 1964 to Florida, where he worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He also had his own lawn service and recycling business where he was known as the "Can Man". The family cannot fully express our appreciation to OSF Medical Center's staff, especially the staff on the third floor, OSF Hospice, and Dr. Joseph Liu and caring staff. The family suggests memorials to OSF Eastern Region Hospice/Normal or to the family in care of Cathy Melick, 306 S. West St., Danvers, IL61732. Final arrangements are entrusted with QuiramPeasley Funeral Home, Atlanta, Ill. LILLIE MAE MOSES Lillie Mae Moses, age 108, passed away on March 14, 2011 in Avon Park, Fla. Ms. Moses was born in Saffold, Ga., coming from Kissimmee and has been a resident of Sebring since 1939. She was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church, Sebring; and the Missionary Society and Senior Mission. Visitation will be held at Bountiful Blessing Church of God, 820 N. MLK Drive, from 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2011. Funeral service will be held at the church on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 1 p.m. with the Reverend Lee Franklin officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Cemetery, Sebring, Fla. Arrangements entrusted to: Swann's Mortuary Inc. Sebring, Florida 33870 863-382-0737 ALFRED M. SCHUBERT Alfred M. Schubert Jr., 77, of Sebring passed away Monday, March 14, 2011. Mr. Schubert was born in Philadelphia, Pa. and moved to Sebring in 1972 from there. He was a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He retired from South Florida Community College. Survivors include his children, Kathleen Rix of Ocala, Jacqueline Haynes of Sebring, Patricia Shelton of Uniontown, Ohio, Edward Schubert of Trenton, N.J. and Debra Mazzocchi of Fairless Hills, Pa.; stepchildren, Janet Proud and Joseph West; a sister, Joan Buzzek of Sebring; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mr. Schubert was preceded in death by his son, Alfred M. Schubert III. Amemorial service for Mr. Schubert will be held on Friday, March 18, 2011 at 3 p.m. at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, 4001 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Online condolences and memories may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to: Banks/Page-Theus Funral Home Wildwood, Florida 34785 352-748-1000 BETTYJEAN SHEFFIELD Betty Jean Sheffield, age 80, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011 in Sebring, Fla. She was born in Douglas, Ga., to Ira William and Hester Melinda (Leavins) Fort. She was a secretary for the Department of Agriculture and of the Baptist faith. She was a former member of Highlands County Art League. She had been a resident of Avon Park since 1975, coming from Maryland. She enjoyed painting and spending time with family and friends. She is survived by her daughters, Karin Powell (Timothy) of Avon Park, Fla., and Kathy Crofton (Tom) of Sebring, Fla.; son, Kenneth Sheffield (Hope) of Avon Park, Fla.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Sheffield was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Preston Sheffield. Agraveside memorial service will be held Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 11 a.m. in Bougainvillea Cemetery with Chaplain Jim Langham officiating. Mrs. Sheffield's family would like to take time to express their gratitude for such loving care given to her by her nurses and staff from Good Shepherd Hospice. Your care provided as easier path through her final journey of life. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Good Shepherd Hospice. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Avon Park stephensonnelsonfh.com DEBORAH "DEBBI" YEGGY Deborah "Debbi" Yeggy of Avon Park, Fla., passed away into the arms of the Lord on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at The Bud and Donna Somers Hospice House in Sebring under the care of Good Shepherd Hospice. Debbi was born Feb. 10, 1952, in Willimantic, Conn. She has been a resident of Avon Park, Fla. since July 1, 1985 after moving fro m Rockville, Conn. She worked as a hom e health aide and CNAfor ov er 20 years. Debbi loved spen ding time with her churc h, friends and family, especial ly her beloved grandchildre n. You would often see Deb bi riding around Avon Park in her motorized wheelcha ir, visiting the Avon Pa rk Library and volunteerin g with local church and com munity events. She served o n the Avon Park Housin g Authority Board. She w as last a member of Unio n Congregational Church, b ut attended Crossroa ds Community Church. Debbi is survived by h er husband, Clair "Nor b" Yeggy; mother, Audr ey Orange; daughters, Jennif er Grimaldo and Rhonda (Mik e) Pattillo; grandchildre n, Mikaela Talley, Ton y Grimaldo, Faith Pattillo an d Caden Lopez Pattillo; ste pson, Billy Buskey; brother s, David (Diana) Orange an d Wayne (Lori) Orange; sister s, Cheryl (Walter) Mocek an d Lisa (Wayne) LaFont; an d many neices and nephews. Debbi will be cremat ed under the services of Fountain Funeral Home. H er Celebration of Life will be held at Crossroa ds Community Church, 114 S. Cental Ave, Avon Park, F L 33826 with Pastor Joh n Dumas officiating. In lieu of flowers, don ations can be made to Goo d Shepherd Hospice in memo ry of Deborah Yeggy at 29 71880 or 1-800-753-1880 or email development@goo dshepherdhospice.or g. Arrangements by: Fountain Funeral Home Avon Park, Florida 3382 5 863-453-3134 www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 18, 2011Page 5A MLS#214450 IMMACULATE CUSTOM BUILTLarge 3/2 with hardwood ”oors, stainless appliances, Corian counters, 12 ft. ceilings, formal dining, kitchen table & snack bar. Florida room with screens to 12x30 screened porch with tile ”oors. Master bedroom has tray ceiling and bath with tile walk-in shower and separate Jacuzzi tub, plus His and Hers walk-in closets. Large fenced yard, shed and professional landscaping. Lot runs 237' in depth to the street behind. It shows like a Model Home and owners have agreed to reduce price to sell at:$190,000 Call 385-0477 for info or directions Bob & Nancy Trautman, Realtors Call (863) 385-0477 Anytime! View our virtual tours and all Highlands County Listings @www.bobandnancyrealtors.comOPEN HOUSESaturday 1-3 4247 Higson Ave. Lakehaven Estates € Sebring A MUST SEE! Reflections plans square danceAVON PARK R eflections on Silver Lake, 1 850 U.S. 27 South, will h ost a square dance Saturday w ith the caller Sam Dunn a nd round dance cuer Phyllis H athaway. Aworkshop will b e held from 7-7:30 p.m.; d ance from 7:30-9:30 p.m. A ctivities plannedAVON PARK The American Legion Post 6 9 will host music by K entucky Hurricanes today. T he final Nearly Newlywed G ame is at 4:30 p.m. S aturday. The Combat Veterans M emorial VFWPost 9853 w ill host music by Joe and J ackie from 5-8 p.m. today. K araoke by Cowbells from 5 -8 p.m. Saturday. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign W ars 3880 will host a Texas H old'em game at 1 p.m. t oday. The Post meets at 7 :30 for nominations. On S aturday, music will be by N ow and Then. The Lake Placid Moose 2 374 will have music with B obKat from 6:30-9:30 p.m. S aturday will be the C avalcade of Stars Show. T his is a reserved seat dinner s how. Tickets are $10. American Legion Placid Post 25 will host music by Buddy Canova from 6:309:30 p.m. today. Karaoke with Phil will be from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. The Lake Placid Elks Lodge will host a St. Patrick's Day Dinner/Dance Party on Saturday, starting at 5:30 p.m. Music will be by Marti Capodiferro. Tickets are $12 each. SEBRING The VFWPost 4300 Ladies Auxiliary rummage sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.Church of Redeemer has Thrift Store saleAVON PARK The Church of the Redeemer in Avon Park is holding an exciting inventory reduction sale at its Thrift Store from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The church is at the corner of Martin and U.S. 27 South.Dance Club will have dance todaySEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host Big Band ballroom dancing from 79:30 p.m. today at 3400 Sebring Parkway. Dance to the 16-piece Golden Era Big Band. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. AP Lakes has breakfastAVON PARK The Avon Park Lakes Association will have its breakfast for the season from 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday at the clubhouse, 2714 Nautilus Drive. Breakfast consists of homemade biscuits and sausage gravy or pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs for $4 adults and $2 children. Square dance set at ButtonwoodSEBRING There will be a square dance today at Buttonwood Bay. Nelson Wakeman will be the caller. Phyllis Hathaway will be the cuer. Early Rounds will be at 7 p.m.; square dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. All levels of square dancing will be called.F&AM to serve chicken dinnerSEBRING On Sunday, an all-you-can-eat barbecue chicken dinner will be served by Sebring F&AM. The dinner will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Sebring Masonic Lodge, 1809 Home Ave. Donation is $8. Donation includes dessert and drink. Continued from page 2A OBITUARIES Bubb Long COMMUNITYBRIEFS

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Page 6ANews-SunFriday, March 18, 2011www.newssun.com WHATS HOPPIN AROUND TOWN?Subscribe today and “nd out! Call 863-385-6155 for home deliverywww.newssun.com TODAYMostly sunny83 / 53Winds: E at 6-12 mphMostly sunny82 / 54Winds: ENE at 6-12 mphSATURDAYBright sunshine and pleasant84 / 58Winds: ENE at 8-16 mphSUNDAYNice with bright sunshine84 / 60Winds: ENE at 7-14 mphMONDAYPleasant with plenty of sunshine84 / 62Winds: ESE 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 76/49 76/49 New York NewYork 70/46 70/46 Miami Miami 81/65 81/65 Atlanta Atlanta 81/55 81/55 Detroit Detroit 57/34 57/34 Houston Houston 80/62 80/62 Chicago Chicago 52/35 52/35 Minneapolis Minneapolis 44/27 44/27 Kansas City KansasCity 58/37 58/37 El Paso ElPaso 81/47 81/47 Denver Denver 55/29 55/29 Billings Billings 52/29 52/29 Los Angeles LosAngeles 66/48 66/48 San Francisco SanFrancisco 58/46 58/46 Seattle Seattle 51/37 51/37 Washington 76/49 New York 70/46 Miami 81/65 Atlanta 81/55 Detroit 57/34 Houston 80/62 Chicago 52/35 Minneapolis 44/27 Kansas City 58/37 El Paso 81/47 Denver 55/29 Billings 52/29 Los Angeles 66/48 San Francisco 58/46 Seattle 51/37 A cold front crossing the Northeast today will spark scattered showers in northern New England and the eastern Great Lakes. Another system will allow a bit of rain to dampen areas from Ohio to Nebraska as well. Unseasonably warm air will pour northward ahead of these storms, with temperatures rising as much as 15 to 20 degrees warmer than normal from the southern Plains into the mid-Atlantic. Cooler air will “ lter across the northern Plains. U.S. Cities National Forecast for March 18Shown 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 73/43/pc 71/41/s 72/41/pc Atlanta 81/55/s 80/57/s 77/56/s Baltimore 77/50/s 56/36/r 56/36/s Birmingham 81/55/s 81/55/s 80/52/s Boston 60/33/pc 41/31/pc 43/34/s Charlotte 80/53/s 84/53/s 66/46/pc Cheyenne 47/27/pc 61/34/pc 59/34/pc Chicago 52/35/r 50/36/s 51/41/r Cleveland 56/35/pc 46/29/s 46/37/pc Columbus 68/45/pc 56/35/pc 58/46/pc Dallas 84/61/pc 77/59/c 78/59/c Denver 55/29/pc 66/37/pc 66/35/pc Detroit 57/34/pc 48/31/s 46/34/pc Harrisburg 70/43/pc 51/32/r 54/35/s Honolulu 85/71/pc 83/71/pc 83/71/s Houston 80/62/pc 80/58/pc 80/62/c Indianapolis 66/46/pc 60/40/pc 57/51/c Jackson, MS 80/53/s 82/52/s 82/50/s Kansas City 58/37/pc 58/49/sh 72/55/c Lexington 72/54/pc 64/43/c 65/50/c Little Rock 76/55/pc 76/54/pc 80/55/pc Los Angeles 66/48/pc 64/50/c 65/50/r Louisville 70/56/pc 65/45/c 69/56/c Memphis 74/58/pc 76/56/pc 80/58/pc Milwaukee 56/33/c 47/31/s 48/37/r Minneapolis 44/27/pc 52/37/s 52/41/r Nashville 76/56/s 71/52/c 76/53/pc New Orleans 78/58/s 77/58/s 79/57/s New York City 70/46/pc 50/36/r 51/40/s Norfolk 74/54/s 66/44/s 56/43/pc Oklahoma City 81/52/pc 69/57/t 74/54/c Philadelphia 75/48/pc 54/36/r 52/36/s Phoenix 85/53/pc 81/52/pc 81/57/pc Pittsburgh 67/42/pc 53/30/r 53/36/pc Portland, ME 56/26/c 41/22/s 41/26/s Portland, OR 54/38/sh 53/37/c 55/39/pc Raleigh 83/53/s 83/47/s 66/46/pc Rochester 52/31/pc 42/25/pc 45/32/pc St. Louis 67/47/c 60/50/pc 71/56/c San Francisco 58/46/r 57/47/r 57/49/r Seattle 51/37/sh 50/35/c 51/37/pc Wash., DC 76/49/s 54/41/r 58/42/s Cape Coral 85/56/s 84/56/s 84/59/s Clearwater 81/58/s 82/59/s 83/63/s Coral Springs 79/62/s 79/63/s 81/66/s Daytona Beach 78/51/s 78/52/s 81/59/s Ft. Laud. Bch 80/65/s 79/66/s 81/68/s Fort Myers 85/58/s 83/59/s 84/60/s Gainesville 81/52/s 84/51/s 86/56/s Hollywood 82/61/s 81/61/s 81/65/s Homestead AFB 79/62/s 77/62/s 79/64/s Jacksonville 80/50/s 82/52/s 81/57/s Key West 81/68/s 79/67/s 79/70/s Miami 81/65/s 79/65/s 81/67/s Okeechobee 79/52/s 78/52/s 81/59/s Orlando 83/51/s 83/54/s 83/60/s Pembroke Pines 82/61/s 81/61/s 81/65/s St. Augustine 77/51/s 78/53/s 77/61/s St. Petersburg 82/59/s 83/60/s 83/63/s Sarasota 81/55/s 80/55/s 82/59/s Tallahassee 82/44/s 85/45/s 86/51/s Tampa 82/60/s 82/61/s 82/61/s W. Palm Bch 80/59/s 79/61/s 81/66/s Winter Haven 81/54/s 83/55/s 84/60/s Acapulco 90/70/s 90/70/s 88/73/s Athens 66/53/s 66/55/s 61/51/r Beirut 76/65/s 71/64/c 70/60/c Berlin 46/31/sh 45/29/s 45/31/pc Bermuda 71/65/s 71/62/s 63/56/s Calgary 43/14/s 40/24/pc 33/23/sn Dublin 46/36/pc 48/37/s 50/37/sh Edmonton 36/12/s 36/21/pc 31/17/sf Freeport 79/61/s 78/61/s 80/62/s Geneva 54/41/c 50/34/r 57/34/s Havana 82/60/s 82/59/pc 84/61/s Hong Kong 69/68/r 75/72/sh 78/73/pc Jerusalem 72/53/pc 70/50/c 69/51/sh Johannesburg 75/55/pc 73/57/t 68/54/t Kiev 39/24/pc 44/35/pc 39/31/r London 48/37/sh 54/34/pc 53/37/pc Montreal 50/17/c 34/21/s 43/23/s Moscow 34/27/c 36/24/sf 32/27/c Nice 65/56/s 68/53/r 64/47/s Ottawa 50/19/c 36/17/s 45/23/s Quebec 45/14/r 31/14/s 38/17/s Rio de Janeiro 88/75/s 85/73/s 80/73/r Seoul 50/34/pc 59/38/pc 58/38/pc Singapore 86/77/t 87/77/t 85/78/r Sydney 76/66/sh 77/66/sh 79/66/pc Toronto 52/30/c 45/23/s 45/33/pc Vancouver 49/41/r 49/39/c 54/39/pc Vienna 46/42/r 48/34/r 48/34/s Warsaw 45/38/sh 38/24/sn 43/26/s Winnipeg 28/18/pc 43/30/pc 36/26/sn A lmanac Readings at Palm Beach High .............................................. 8:12 a.m. Low ............................................... 1:40 a.m. High .............................................. 8:40 p.m. Low ............................................... 2:04 p.m. Mostly sunny today. Clear and moonlit tonight. Mostly sunny tomorrow. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday: bright sunshine and pleasant. On March 18, 1925, the Tri-State Tornado hit Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. The deadly twister followed a mile-wide path for 219 miles, killing 695 people. Mostly sunny today. Winds east 6-12 mph. Expect 8-12 hours of sunshine with relative humidity 75% early, 35% in the afternoon and good drying conditions. € Even addresses may water on Thursday and Sunday. € Odd addresses may water on Wednesday and Saturday. € All watering should take place before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. FullLastNewFirst Mar 19Mar 26Apr 3Apr 11 Today Saturday Sunrise 7:33 a.m. 7:32 a.m. Sunset 7:36 p.m. 7:37 p.m. Moonrise 6:44 p.m. 7:52 p.m. Moonset 6:25 a.m. 7:06 a.m. Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2011Jacksonville 80/50 Gainesville 81/52 Ocala 83/52 Daytona Beach 78/51 Orlando 83/51 Winter Haven 81/54 Tampa 82/60 Clearwater 81/58 St. Petersburg 82/59 Sarasota 81/55 Fort Myers 85/58 Naples 83/58 Okeechobee 79/52 West Palm Beach 80/59 Fort Lauderdale 80/65 Miami 81/65 Tallahassee 82/44 Apalachicola 75/51 Pensacola 78/54 Key West Avon Park 83/53 Sebring 83/53 Lorida 81/53 Lake Placid 84/52 Venus 85/52 Brighton 82/52 TidesReadings at St. Petersburg High .............................................. 1:23 a.m. Low ............................................... 8:07 a.m. High .............................................. 2:15 p.m. Low ............................................... 8:03 p.m. UV Index TodayThe higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index’ number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme 10 a.m.Noon2 p.m.4 p.m. 4 8 8 4 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 81/68 Lake Levels Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 11.84 Normal ...............................................14.51 Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterdayTemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHigh Sunday .......................................... 79 Low Sunday ........................................... 40 High Monday ......................................... 80 Low Monday .......................................... 44 High Tuesday ......................................... 80 Low Tuesday .......................................... 49 High Wednesday .................................... 83 Low Wednesday .................................... 49Heat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayRelative humidity .................................. 32% Expected air temperature ....................... 80 Makes it feel like .................................... 79BarometerMonday ...............................................30.20 Tuesday ...............................................30.21 Wednesday .........................................30.21PrecipitationMonday ...............................................0.00Ž Tuesday ...............................................0.00Ž Wednesday .........................................0.00Ž Month to date ..................................... 1.58Ž Year to date ......................................... 4.45Ž

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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 18, 2011Page 7A Lakeshore Car Wash You have the option to stay in your car! Open SundaysFull service car wash and lube center. Got Dirt? Come See Us!Lakeshore Car Wash991 US Hwy 27 North Sebring(863) 471-9274 By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Race fans w ere enjoying St. Patrick's D ay and the race atmosphere T hursday morning at Sebring I nternational Raceway as the b uildup to Saturday's 59th a nnual Mobil 1 12 Hours of S ebring presented by Fresh f rom Florida continued. Sebring couples, South F lorida bachelors, and even a f ew Georgia boys were just a f ew of the thousands of fans w ithin the Raceway. Menus had been set for s ome gangs, while other were s crambling to find cabbage a nd corn beef to prepare for t heir crews. Atiki hut or two could be s potted in the middle of the P addock. One particular group of s easoned race fans, most w hom have been visiting the r aces for decades, gathered a round their hut as the bart ender, Robert Mott of S ebring made a few concoct ions for his wife and their 13 f riends. "I enjoy the races most," s aid Sonja Mott. "Most people don't even w atch them, they just come t o party, but I really watch t hem. It should be great this y ear. Last year it was really b oring; they only had two or t hree cars for most groups. "They've really stepped it u p this year. Alot more cars, a lot more teams. There's m ore of an international a spect of it. "It's a blend of different c ultures and people and I just e njoy it." Plenty of fans also turned o ut for the annual Gala W ednesday night, dancing t he night away at the Sebring C onvention Center. Fans embrace fun, sun and music at Race events 59THRUNNINGOFTHE12 HOURSOFSEBRING News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS City of Sebring Mayor George Hensley and his wife Nancy enjoy a dance Wednesday evening during the 12 Hours of Sebring Race Gala at the Convention Center in Sebring. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S Jeff Sierp of West Palm decorates his group's bar with palm fronds Thursday morning. He has been coming to the races for the past four years. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Rowdy Ellerbee, of Lake Placid, prepares for the upcoming festivities Thursday morning at the Sebring International Raceway. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S DJ Rooter Rush entertains guests Wednesday evening during the 12 Hours of Sebring Race Gala. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Craig and Donna Weerts of Land O' Lakes first came to the Sebring Races back in 1975 and then again in 2001; this year will be their third time watching the Race. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S The Corvette display attracts a crowd Thursday morning at the Sebring International Raceway. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Kaitlin Stupinski, 9, big sister A nne Marie, 13, and mom Jenny ride around in style Thursday at the Sebring International Raceway. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Robert Mott of Sebring gets an early start Thursday morning in Sebring. Mott has been attending the Races since 1968.

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Page 8ANews-SunFriday, March 18, 2011www.newssun.com CUSTOM ORDERS AVAILABLE € Aluminum € PVC Sets € Wicker Sets € Bars & Bar Stools € Glider Chairs € Swivel Chairs € Outdoor Rugs € Outdoor Fireplaces € Umbrellas € Gas Fire Pits NEW STOCK JUST ARRIVED! o f 10 poker chips. The guests then d ropped their chips into the designated b askets to whichever prize they had t heir eyes on. Attendees were on edge every 10 m inutes as the poker chips took a spin a round the wheel. The event's emcee, D on Elwell, provided smiles and laughs t hroughout the afternoon. Elwell was a ssisted by Miss 12 Hours of Sebring, K atie Haviland, who collected poker chips, posed for photos, and turned the wheel for each of the prizes. The grand prize, a $4,000 chartered fishing and vacation package, was the apple of the whole room's eye and went to none other than Sebring International Raceway President and General Manager Tres Stephenson, who was not present, but his mother happily accepted the prize for him. Dr. Don Panoz, owner of Sebring International Raceway, was also present throughout the event signing autographs and mingling with the race fans. "It went great. It was so good to have the owner of the track and the hotel (Panoz) there with us. It was wonderful," said event organizer Lisa Celentano. The proceeds from the Hairpin Spin benefit The Humane Society of Highlands County, Highlands Art League, Champion for Children, and the Sebring Hall of Fame. Continued from page 1A F acebook, Twitter, YouTube a nd FourSquare to promote t he cause "The scale of the tragedy is s o huge that it takes a while f or it to sink in," said H ighcroft driver David B rabham. Brabham, a back-to-back A LMS champion for H ighcroft,is no stranger to J apan, having won the 1996 J apanese GTC GT5000 C hampionship. The American Le Mans S eries presented by Tequila P atronalso haspitched in to t he fundraising effort by p lacing signage around the S ebring International R aceway for this week's M obil 1 12 Hours of Sebring p resented by Fresh from F lorida. The boards direct f ans to donate by texting R EDCROSS to 90999 in o rder to make a contribution. Both Highcroft Racing and t he ALMSplan to launch an a uction this weekend to help g enerate money for the c ause. This is not the first time H ighcroft has used their h ighly successful ALMS raci ngprogram to help a charity. F or the past two years the t eam has worked on several d ifferent levels to a ssistMalaria No More. They donated moneybased o n the number of laps they c ompleted at various tracks during their racing season plus recorded public service announcements for the MNM effort. During the 2009 season, the Acura sports car squad donated $5 for every mile the team completed, a contribution that was then when matched by Tequila Patr—n and American Le Mans Series founder Dr. Don Panoz and his wife Nancy, helping to raise $64,000 for mosquito nets. Additionally,Brabham and former teammate Scott Sharpe recorded a PSApromoting the campaign. The ad ran on Speed TVthroughout the 2009 season. Last year,Miles to End Malaria went mobile, allowing fans to take part in the campaign via their cell phone by texting "MILES" to 85944 to make a one-time $10 donation. Brabham, also an ambassador for Malaria No More UK, dedicated his annual celebrity karting event at the Autosport Show in Birmingham, England to benefit Malaria No More. In 2010, the team recorded a fresh set of PSAs in support of the campaign and used autograph signing sessions at each race to promote the campaign. Patr—n Highcroft Racing also offered up unique experiences and race memorabilia for auction throughout the season, with all proceeds going towards the Miles to End Malaria campaign. Continued from page 1A Annual Hairpin Spin a hit once again Racers helping raise money for Japan ALMS photo Highcroft Racing has long been associated with Honda, and driver David Brabham raced in Japan, which brings the tragedy there closer to home for the team.

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Friday, March 18, 2011Page 9 A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-1177 GCS WAUCHULA STATE BANK Plaintiff, vs. JUSTIN CRANFIELD, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JUSTIN CRANFIELD, IF ANY, KEVIN CRANFIELD, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KEVIN CRANFIELD, IF ANY, BEWELL CRANFIELD, AND TAMMY CRANFIELD Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTES CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND TAXATION OF ATTORNEYS FEES AND COSTS dated March 8, 2011, in the above styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, at the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, at 11:00 A.M., on April 4, 2011, the following described property s set forth in said SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND TAXATION OF ATTORNEY'S FEES AND COSTS, to wit: Lot 51, Block E, Hillside Lake Estates, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 27, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Together with a 1989 SPRI Mobile Home, Id No. GAFLJ34A10770SH, Title No. 48164948, and Id No. GAFLJ34B10770SH, Tile No. 50992024 Parcel Id: C-10-36-29-010-00E0-0510 Commonly known as: 407 River Drive, Sebring, FL 33875 Dated this 8th day of March, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, Clerk of Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, tot he provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863)534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. March 18, 25, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 10-1140 GCS J. RUDY REINHARDT and SHIRLEY A. REINHARDT, his wife, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT HOGGATT and PAULA HOGGATT a/k/a PAULA R. WOERDEMAN, husband and wife, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above-titled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lot 567 and Lot 568, AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT NO. 2, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 89, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 13th day of April, 2011. SIGNED this 14th day of March, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Cler k If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863)534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. March 18, 25, 2011 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 permitted, 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 IN 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: 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-648-GCS CAMPUS USA CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. KIMBERLY J. BATES, UNKNOWN SPOUSE, OAK ISLAND SUBDIVISION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION and SECOND UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 4th day of April, 2011, at 11:00 A.M. at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Jury Room, Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, the undersigned Clerk will offer for sale the following real and personal property more particularly described as: Lot 40, of Oak Island, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 12, Page 45of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida TOGETHER WITH: all the improvements now or hereafter erected on the property, and all easements, appurtenances, and fixtures now or hereafter a part of the property. The aforesaid sale will be made pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in Civil No. 10-648-GCS now pending in the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 8th day of March, 2011. (COURT SEAL) Clerk of Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk March 18, 25, 2011 IN 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 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 The administration of the estate of GRACE LEONA RUTT A/K/A GRACE L. RUTT, deceased, whose date of death was December 5, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, 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 persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 18, 2011. Personal Representatives: /s/ Carol M. Farkash 2200 Keiper Road Quakertown, Pennsylvania 18951 /s/ Hannah M. Eppel 2740 Nautilus Drive Avon Park, Florida 333825 A ttorney for Personal Representatives: / s/ Clifford M. Ables III A TTORNEY for CAROL M. FARKASH Florida Bar Number: 178379 CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III, P.A. 551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE. SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-0112 Fax: (863) 385-1284 March 11, 18, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-95 IN RE: ESTATE OF DOROTHY M. HAIRE, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DOROTHY M. HAIRE, deceased, File Number PC 11-95, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 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, including unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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, including unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Y EARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 18, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Douglas W. 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JONATHAN STUBBS UNIT #12 JEFF HOLLIDAY UNIT #19 DONNA PRESCOTT UNIT #33 March 11, 18, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Pursuant to Section 715.109, notice is hereby given that the following property will be offered for public sale and will sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash: A 1983 CORONA COACH CO./CONTINENTAL ROYAL House Trailer, VIN # 2C7104A and 2C7104B, and the contents therein, if an, abandoned by previous owners, Joseph Dewey Allen and Garnet Ball Allen. Sebring Village Mobile Home Park, 200 Cetra Street, Lot B-7 a/k/a 4343 Schumacher Road, #150E, Sebring, Florida 33872 on March 30, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. THE EDWARDS LAW FIRM PL 1901 Morrill Street Sarasota, Florida 34236 Tel. (941) 363-0110 By: /s/ Sheryl A. EdwardsFlorida Bar No. 0057495 March 18, 25, 2011 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 Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 Classified ads get fast results 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. 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The Board will discuss/approve future plans to amend the rule at a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, April 19, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, GeorgeDouglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. If requested by an affected person in writing within 14 days of the date of this notice, a rule development workshop will be noticed in a local newspaper. The request must be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of the proposed amendment is to modify the plan to update in accordance with annual review and implementation of statutory and district changes and other corrective measures as deemed necessary. The following will be amended: 1. Updating ACCESS to reflect the change this year from students signing the internet agreement form as it will now be covered in the Student Code of Conduct; 2. Updating the NCLB: Enhancing Education through technology (EETT) information to reflect the current funding; 3. Updating the Fiscal Year 10-11 Technology Budget; 4. Adding into the Appendix the new Code of Conduct procedure for students use of SBHC internet; 5. Deleting student network access permission & internet safety contract (replaced in COC); 6. Updating MIS 07.05 SBHC MIS Technology Policies & Procedures Manual & Non-Student Network Access Permission and Internet Safety Contract; 7. Updating the EETT Grant Award Notification; 8. Changing the name of programs used by MIS that have changed since last Tech Plan was written. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b), Constitution of the State of Florida; Sections 1001.41, and 1001.42, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendent's office, George Douglass Administration Building (Attn. Connie Scobey), 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. 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Something For Everyone Too Much To List Don't Miss This One! COMMUNITY GARAGESALE AVON PARK REFLECTIONS ON SILVER LAKE 1850 US 27, South Sat, Mar 19th, 8am 1pm 100's of Residents Selling 1000's of Items! AVON PARK-132 Hillcrest & 208 Greensview( River Green Golf area) Sat 3/19, 8am ? 5' X 8' cargo trailer, Honda mower, fabrics, Christmas decor, loveseat & Much Much More! AVON PARK935 Lake Lotela Dr. (off Memorial Dr. on the way to Pine Crest Golf Course.) Sat & Sun Mar 19 & 20, 9am 2pm. Boat, tires, household items, sinks. Too Much To list! AVON PARKMulti Family Sale! 1150 W. Anoka Lane, Thur Fri Sat, Mar 17-18-19, 7Am ? Frun., baby stuff, household items, sm. appliances. Too Much To List! AVON PARKMulti Family Sale! 10 Forest Hill Dr. Thur Fri Sat, Mar 17-18-19, 8AM ? Furn., collectibles Household items. Too Much Too List! AVON PARKMoving Out Sale! 137 W Lake Damon Dr. River Green Golf area. Sun-Mon-Tue, Mar 20-21-22, 7am 4pm. Furn., household items. Too Much To List! AVON PARK2075 N. Berkley Rd, off Stryker, Sat, Mar 19th, 8am-4pm. Furniture, children's clothes, & misc. 7320Garage &Yard Sales VACUUM -Hoover 12 amp w/ Hepa filter. $30 863-873-3801 TIRES 4205X50 ZR16 $25 863-382-6741 7310Bargain Buys TIRE 1P235X65RX16 $10 863-382-6741 TABLE -42'' Glass Top with 4 chairs on wheels. $50. 863-385-4612 PAPER WEIGHT6'', Glass, with flower inside. $20. 863-873-7201 or 863-441-0448 MARINE BATTERYMarine Trolling Battery, new MCA750, RC180. $70 863-273-1846 JEWELRY ARMOIREcorner 39 1/2" high,7 lined drawers, 2 chain cabinets. Excl cond.$100 firm. 863-382-6360 GOLF CLUBSPower built, excellent condition. $30 863-385-2605 FISHING RODS& REELS. 4 new Shakespeare Ugly Stick with reels $90 863-273-1846 DRAFTING T-SQUARE48'' Stainless Steel, $10. 863-873-7201 or 863-414-0448 ARMOIRE -White wood 36" wide X 64" high X 18" deep. 2 doors & 3 drawers. $65. 863-385-4701 4 DRAWERchest of drawers. White. $15 863-873-3801 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. PROFORM CROSSWALK treadmill. Excellent condition. $150 863-453-3079 BED FRAME-wood full size, excel. cond., 36" Sony TV w/ media stand, entertainment tower, twin matress, Craftsman lawn mower. 863-471-6674 7300Miscellaneous 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 Rental LOOKING FORSEASONAL RENTAL 2BR, 2BA Condo or House for Jan-Feb-Mar 2012. In Sebring Preferred Call 863-658-1564, before 10 am or after 8 pm, or email: eliskagantert@rogers.com HOG/TURKEY LEASE2 Ethical Bowhunters seeking hog/turkey lease. No dogs, guns, ATV's, or mess. Contact: Irv, 608-516-8615 or irv.xpress@gmail.com 6650Wanted to RentSEBRING 20'X40'Warehouse, 12' overhead door, on busy Highway 27 across from Lakeshore Mall. 863-385-3474 6550Warehousesfor Rent SEBRING -Furnished, 1BR with private bath, in Senior RV Resort. Washer/Dryer, Cable, full use of house. No Pets, No Smoking. For more information call Gloria, 863-257-1577 SEBRING -1BR w/bath, furn/unfurn, W/D, Satellite, full use of home. $400/mo. or $100/wk + dep. 863-304-2849 6400Rooms for RentSEBRING -3BR, 2BA, Lawn Care included. $675/mo. + security deposit. 863-253-1029 or 863-381-7967 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING -Harder Hall area, 2BR, 2BA, 1CG, screened porch. $725/mo. plus & security deposit. View by appointment. Call 863-381-6747, leave message. SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3BR, 2.5BA, 1CG $800/mo. No Smoking, no pets. 863-655-0311 RENTALS2/BR,2/BA Central heat & air $595 3/BR, 2/BA CHA wall to wall carpet, screened room $750 3/BR, 3/BA Loaded,w/ garage $995 Low Security Deposit. 863-638-1516 The Avon Park Housing Authority is now taking applications for North Central Heights Homes, a new Rent RestrictedŽ single family home development in Avon Park consisting of 20 Two Bedroom, 46 Three Bedroom and 4 Four Bedroom homes. Rents will average in the low $400s for 2 br. homes and low to mid $500 & $600s for the 3 & 4 Br. homes. Applications open for Avon Park residents only; February 14 … March 11, 2011 and all other applicants after March 11, 2011. For further information, contact: Avon Park Housing Authority at 863-452-4432, Ext. 2220 LAKE PLACIDSun 'n Lake, 2BR, 1BA, 1CG, large scrn'd porch on back. New paint & carpet. $550mo, + 1st/last/sec. Or For Sale By Owner, Owner Financing. 863-464-8555 or 863-465-6091 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING -Small nicely furnished house 1BR, 1BA. Deposit $100. Monthly $375 with 6 month lease. Pay own electric. 863-385-1806 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. LAKE PLACIDNewer 3BR, 2BA, seasonal or monthly. Excellent furniture & appliances, near lake & boat ramp, No smoking or dogs. $1450/mo. After season, rent reduced. 863-699-1119 6250Furnished Houses 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 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 Factory Liquidation Sale 2009 Model Homes MUST GO! Call for FREE color brochures. 800-622-2832 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 WantedESTERO, FLLIKE NEW 3BR, 2BA, 2CG Duplex in gated community with clubhouse and heated pool. Quiet area, yet convenient to shopping, entertainment, etc. Asking $195,000. Will consider trade for home in Sebring/Highlands County, FL area. Call 239-498-1183. 4300Out-of-TownPropertyL.P. -OPEN HOUSE! FRI SAT-SUN 1 5PM. "Adorable" Love At First Sight! Like New. 2/BR, 2BA, 1 1/2 garage. New paint in & out.Great room with wood burning or electric fire place. Catheral ceiling, Dining room. Lovely kitchen with eating island. Dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, self cleaning oven, lazy susan, pantry ad refrigerator. Guest bedroom and large closet. Linen closet. Lovely ceramic bath. Lots of nice large windows throughout Master suite with huge walk in closet. Full bath, ceramic tile, walk in shower, New all season porch. Party room with covered deck. Perfect entertainment center. (A must see) New roof '04, new sir '05. Whole house generator. Lake Clay access. Furniture optional. Owner financing. $91,000. 1640 Oak St. Sylvan Shores. 4100Homes for SaleLake Placid SEBRING 3BR,2BA 1CG, CBS Home 303 Virginia Pl. $119,00 or 2BR, 2BA, MH 5151 Barnum St. $42,500 10% Down Owner Financing Call 863-835-1445 SEBRING -VANTAGE Pte. single 2/BR, 2/BA, split plan, 16'X20' LR, dining area, fam. rm., screened patio, ample garage. Walk to club house / pool. Asking $115,00 w/ major furnishings. Call 863-471-3769 for info. OPEN HOUSE: Sun. 3/20 from 1-5 pm. SEBRING -Quiet Neighborhood on great fishing lake; 2,000 sf, 3BR, 2.5BA remodeled home with large garage & boat house. $219,000. 863-655-2278 MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE! SEBRING NO NEED FOR A BANK! Owner Financing 3BR, 1BA remodeled, NICE HOME! Woodlawn Elem. area. 1243 Fernvale Ave. 863-227-2717 4080Homes for SaleSebringSEBRING -RURAL LIVING adjacent to great fishing lake close to Sebring. 3BR, 2BA home, pole barn, 5 acres fenced, zoned agriculture $150,000. 863-655-2278 Make Offer! 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 FinancialSEEKING WELLEXPERIENCED MEDICAL OFFICE HELP P/T. Excellent billing/collection, communication, typing, computer skills & medical terminology are A MUST Fax resume to: 863-471-3206 or email to: medicalofficebilling@yahoo.com OFFICE ASSISTANT A FullTime position has become available for an Office Assistant at Royal Care of Avon Park. The candidate must highly organized, self starter and detailed in their work performance. Excellent computer skills and documentation skills are a must. Apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W Stratford Rd., Avon Park. (863) 453-6674 EOE/M/F, DFWP MERCHANDISERQUARTERday per monthGDS seeks a dependable individual to merchandise magazines, books and handle special projects in Sebring. Must own a late model vehicle with valid drivers license and auto insurance. Must also be computer literate with access to both email and the Internet. E.mail resume to: recuruiter@slobalinstore.com LPN'S WANTED Avon Park Intermediate Care Facility serving adults with developmental disabilities is seeking Licensed Practical Nurses P/T and PRN. We offer a casual work environment, competitive wage and benefits package. For details call Barb at 863-452-5141 LOCAL PRE-SCHOOLHIRING for several positions. Experience preferred but not required. Benefits available. Call 863-382-2727 to schedule an interview. JEWELRY SALESat Lakeshore Mall. Exciting job for right person with positive attitude people person out going personable friendly! Apply at 3$ cart, next to Food Court. JANITORIAL/RESTAURANT CLEANING Immediate opening for F/T Professional Sub Contractor to clean restaurant. Experience preferred, will train if necessary. Flexible hours. Call M-F, 9-5 1-800-577-1318 HIRING NAILTECH Pedicure, Manicure, Acrylic Nails. Full or Part Time. Paid on Commission. Call Tommy at 727-512-9335 or 863-873-2527. H2A COMPLETELLC 6 Temporary Farm Laborers needed in Desoto County, MS. Must be at least 18 years old. There will be a 1 week training period and 4 week probation period. Job dates 4/01/2011 12/15/2011. Shovel, haul, spread manure, dig holes, ditches and trenches. Manually plant, cultivate and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticultural specialties and field crops. Use hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears and knives. Duties may include tilling soil, applying fertilzers, transplanting, weeding, thinning or pruning crops, applying pesticides, cleaning, grading, packing and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm building and participate in irrigation activities. Work in extreme weather conditions. Tools and equipment will be provided at no cost to the worker. Housing and kitchen facilities provided to workers who cannot reasonable return to their permanent residence at the end of each work day. Transporation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be reimbursed upon completion of 50% of work contract. 3/4 guarantee, 35 hrs. per week Mon Sat. The wage offer is $8.97 per hour. We participate in the E-Verify program. Apply or send resume to the nearest local office of the WIN Job Center in your area using job order # MS26958. H2A COMPLETELLC 6 Temporary Farm Laborers needed in Tate County, MS. Must be at least 18 years old. There will be a 1 week training period and 4 week probation period. Job dates 4/01/2011 12/15/2011. Shovel, haul, spread manure, dig holes, ditches and trenches. Manually plant, cultivate and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticultural specialties and field crops. Use hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears and knives. Duties may include tilling soil, applying fertilzers, transplanting, weeding, thinning or pruning crops, applying pesticides, cleaning, grading, packing and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm building and participate in irrigation activities. Work in extreme weather conditions. Tools and equipment will be provided at no cost to the worker. Housing and kitchen facilities provided to workers who cannot reasonable return to their permanent residence at the end of each work day. Transporation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be reimbursed upon completion of 50% of work contract. 3/4 guarantee, 35 hrs. per week Mon Sat. The wage offer is $8.97 per hour. We participate in the E-Verify program. Apply or send resume to the nearest local office of the WIN Job Center in your area using job order # MS26952. 2100Help Wanted WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop! 8000Recreation LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.

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SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Friday, March 18, 2011 Page 3B By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING The anxiousn ess was apparent last week, w hen prior to Friday's 14-4 w in over Mulberry, Lake P lacid catcher Brandon Wells p roclaimed, "When I look at t he schedule, I circle two g ames. Sebring at home and S ebring away." And so it was that this a nticipation turned into f ruition as after years o f trying to vanquish t heir cross-county r ivals, his team turned t he fairy tale on its' e ar as this time a round, it was the D ragons doing the s laying in Tuesday's 3 -1, 11-inning win over the B lue Streaks. "It's the first time since I 've been here that we've b eaten them," head coach D an Coomes said. "It's great t o know we can play at that l evel, with Sebring's only l osses coming against Winter H aven and Lake Wales, two t op programs in their classific ation." His players, while appreciating that pragmatic side of the win, felt it a bit differently as well. "It was definitely an inspiration for us," senior Dylan Weber-Callahan said. "I had never beaten them in high school. They have a strong team and coaches and it was a long, intense game. It was a great accomplishment to get this win my senior year." The intensity, a norm in any Highlands County rivalry, was certainly palpable Tuesday as Blue Streak left-hander Aaron Hart locked horns with hardthrowing righty Colby Delaney through three scoreless innings. Delaney struck out five and surrendered no hits through those innings, while Hart was touched for a lone hit and struck out two. The Dragons then got on the board in the fourth when Kyle Barber walked with one out and moved to second on a Tyler Carr single. With two out, WeberCallahan singled to center and Barber came around and slid in just ahead of the tag for a 1-0 lead. Delaney added another strike out to his total in a one, two, three bottom of the fourth and Lake Placid looked to add to the lead when Carr reached to start the fifth and stole second. One out later, Terry Coyne hit a frozen rope toward center, but it was flagged down by Evan Lewis. Delaney followed with another rocket, but again Lewis snared it to leave Carr aboard. The Streaks fell to a similar fate in their half of the fifth, with two batters reaching, but seeing two hard-hit balls tracked down by the Dragon outfield. Sebring would, however, draw even in the sixth with Jesse Baker singling home Lewis. After neither team could score in the seventh, it was on to extras. Both teams went down in order in the eighth and Weber-Callahan came on in relief in the ninth and saw Dragons do the slaying News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Dylan Weber-Callahan goes low to connect with this pitch Tuesday night. The Dragon senior w ould collect two hits and two RBI in Lake Placid's 3-1, 11-inning win over Sebring. Lake Placid3Sebring1 Courtesy p hot Avon Park Youth Academy was the first place team in the Special STARS Softball Classic on March 12 at the Highlands County Sports Complex. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Avon P ark Youth Academy team t ook the field three times in t he Special STARS Softball C lassic on Saturday, March 1 2, and came out victorious a t the end. Partners in the local comm unity played in the 12th a nnual coed slow-pitch softb all tournament with individu als with disabilities at the H ighlands County Sports C omplex. There were six local teams c ompeting in the tournament. The slow-pitch softball g ame featured four special a thletes playing with three m ale and three female partn ers in the community on the f ield at all times. Avon Park Youth A cademy, coached by Pete Z eegers, played Florida H ospital Heartland Division, c oached by Jaime B ustamante, and won 14-4. They advanced to play Coffee News, coached by Andy Basso, and won 10-5. The final win was a close game against Duffer's Sports Grille, coached by Bobby Sexton, with the score being 8-7. Duffer's took second place and Dee's Place, coached by Tim Ritenour, was third. "I had a great time at the tournament. I worked hard at it," said Bill Sobczak, a member of the Avon Park Youth Academy team and a Special STARS athlete. "I enjoyed playing with the people in the community." In addition to winning an individual first place trophy for his team's win, Sobczak, of Sebring, also won the Best Special Athlete award. He even took first place in the Home Run Derby for the special athletes by hitting five home runs. APYA wins Special STARS Softball Classic By BARRYFOSTER Special to the News-Sun SEBRING The American Le Mans Series bills itself as "The Leader in Green Racing," but what does that mean? How "green" can racing really be? This year, the ALMS will continue making history and pushing the boundaries ranging from the use of alternative fuels to activities designed to challenge and enlighten their fans as to the use and development of green transportation options. For starters, the 2011 racing season a number of the top ALMS teams running on an 85-percent mix of cellulosic ethanol including Team Corvette, Intersport Racing, Robertson Racing, Flying Lizard Motorsports, Panoz Racing, Risi Competizione and Extreme Speed Motorsports. Additionally, Dyson Racing will power their Mazda Lola with an isobutanol-blended gasoline, They also are using GOil, an eco-friendly biodegradable motor oil. The lubricant, developed by Green Earth Technologies, began two years ago as the motor oil of choice of the ALMS track vehicles and last year was used exclusively in the Gunnar Jeanette Green Earth LMPChallenge car. Yokahama Tires also are back with tires made from a blend of natural rubber and orange oil in place of petroleum products. They have performed so well in competition that in addition to the entire field in the 2011 GTC division, they are the tires of choice for both the Paul Miller Porsche and the West Racing Lamborghini ALMS GTracing teams. The Michelin Green X Challenge will continue to reward the most energ yefficient performances at each race, with the overa ll best-placed prototype an d the best-placed GTcars at the end of the year winnin g a place on the grid for t he 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours. The Green X Challen ge competition provides y et another "race within a rac e" where efficiency measur ements to determine t he fastest and greenest com petitors For the 2011 ra cing season, ALMS an d Michelin are trying to ma ke the formula easier for fa ns and teams to understand. Officials of the ALM S say that the use of sustai nable resources is the wa ve of the future, and that li ke many other things, ro ad racing serves as an ente rtaining and efficie nt research and developme nt tool for those with cuttin g edge ideas. Racing stays green at 12 Hours See STARS, page 4B See LP, page 4B News-Sun file photo by SCOTTDRESSE L The Gunnar Jeanette Green Earth LMP Challenge car was last year's step toward "greener racing" with at least eight teams getting into the mix for this year's 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. Photo courtesy of CF LSports.co m Zakia Hart had a busy day Tuesday, getting point-scoring finishes in four separate events. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comTuesday's four-team track and field meet saw a heated battle for first between the Avon Park and Sebring boys, while the Lady Blue Streaks cruised to a win at Fireman's Field. Initial scoring showed the Red Devils edging the Blue Streaks 82.83 to 81.16, but an entry error in the 400-meter dash had Sebring's Carl Dassinger with a time of 57:23, as in 57 minutes, 23 seconds, rather than his actual 57.23 seconds. Correction of this error moved Dassinger into fourth place in the event, adding two points for the Streaks, and knocking Avon Park's Darius from fifth to sixth, and taking a point off the Devils'overall total, leaving the final count at Sebring 83.16, Avon Park 81.83. The Red Devils piled up the points in the dashes early, with Anthony Redrick and Lacy Turner finishing first and second, respectively, in the 100meter dash. Sebring tops quad meet See TRACK, page 4B

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HOPE 3-on-3SEBRING The First Annual Mary Toney HOPE Foundation Community 3on-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 25. 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 ."Doc Owen" Golf TourneyAVON PARK The Avon Park Noon Rotary Club will host its Second Annual David "Doc Owen" Golf tournament on Saturday, April 16 at Highlands Ridge North. The two-person scramble-format entry fee is $60 per person with prizes in flight groups, lunch, goodie bag and refreshments on the course. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Entry information and check payable to Avon Park Noon Rotary mailed to Chet Brojek, 3310 Par Rd, Sebring, FL 33872. Golfers should include their names and handicaps along with their check. Those needing a form may email Brojek at cbrojek@comcast.net or call 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 Saturday, April 9, with a n 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 tournament. Registration forms are availab le at the Country Club of Sebring Pro Sho p (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. Barefoot Waterski TourneyFORTMYERS The 10th annual Deuceapalooza Barefoot Endurance Tournament is set for April 9 in Fort Myers. This tournament is open to waterski enthusiasts of all ages. Trophies and cash prizes will be hand ed out. Participants will receive a free T shirt. For information, call Deuce at (239) 693-1975. EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB x-Boston4818.727 New York3432.51514 Philadelphia3533.51514 New Jersey2243.3382512Toronto1849.2693012Southeast Division WLPctGB x-Miami4622.676 x-Orlando4326.623312Atlanta3929.5747 Charlotte2839.4181712Washington1650.24229 Central Division WLPctGB y-Chicago4818.727 Indiana2939.42620 Milwaukee2641.3882212Detroit2444.35325 Cleveland1353.19735WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB x-San Antonio5413.806 Dallas4820.706612New Orleans4030.5711512Memphis3731.5441712Houston3534.50720 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City4423.657 Denver4127.603312Portland3829.5676 Utah3633.5229 Minnesota1752.24628 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers4820.706 Phoenix3333.50014 Golden State3038.44118 L.A. Clippers2643.3772212Sacramento1650.24231 x-clinched playoff spot ___ Tuesday's Games Indiana 119, New York 117 Atlanta 110, Milwaukee 85 Chicago 98, Washington 79 Portland 104, Dallas 101 Wednesday's Games Denver 102, Atlanta 87 Boston 92, Indiana 80 Detroit 107, Toronto 93 Orlando 93, Milwaukee 89, OT New Orleans 100, Phoenix 95 Oklahoma City 96, Miami 85 Houston 94, Charlotte 78 Utah 119, Minnesota 104 Cleveland 97, Sacramento 93 Dallas 112, Golden State 106 Philadelphia 104, L.A. Clippers 94 Thursday's Games Chicago at New Jersey, late Memphis at New York, late Cleveland at Portland, late Friday's Games Chicago at Indiana, 7 p.m. Denver at Orlando, 7 p.m. Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. New York at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Boston at Houston, 8:30 p.m. New Jersey at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Golden State at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Philadelphia at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia4319793222184 Pittsburgh4122890206172 N.Y. Rangers3730478204174 New Jersey3332470150176 N.Y. Islanders27331165197227 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston3921987208166 Montreal3825783186176 Buffalo3428876203202 Toronto31301072187219 Ottawa2536959158220 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington41211092195176 Tampa Bay3922987210211 Carolina32291074198212 Atlanta29291270196227 Florida2833965175194WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit4220892230201 Chicago3824884232196 Nashville35251080179165 Columbus32271074190209 St. Louis3130971194209 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA y-Vancouver47169103237169 Calgary3627981217207 Minnesota3528777178188 Colorado2635860193243 Edmonton2338955172231 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA San Jose4023888203186 Los Angeles4025585196170 Phoenix37231185206203 Dallas3725882196199 Anaheim3827581197203 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Tuesday's Games Boston 3, Columbus 2, SO New Jersey 4, Atlanta 2 N.Y. Rangers 6, N.Y. Islanders 3 Washington 4, Montreal 2 Carolina 1, Buffalo 0 Pittsburgh 5, Ottawa 1 Philadelphia 3, Florida 2 Los Angeles 4, Nashville 2 San Jose 6, Dallas 3 Phoenix 4, Calgary 3 Wednesday's Games Toronto 3, Carolina 1 Detroit 3, Washington 2 Vancouver 4, Colorado 2 Anaheim 2, St. Louis 1 Thursday's Games Philadelphia at Atlanta, late Detroit at Columbus, late Tampa Bay at Montreal, late New Jersey at Ottawa, late Toronto at Florida, late Boston at Nashville, late Chicago at Dallas, late Colorado at Calgary, late Phoenix at Edmonton, late St. Louis at Los Angeles, late Minnesota at San Jose, late Friday's Games Washington at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Montreal at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Carolina, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Vancouver, 10 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEWLPct Kansas City126.667 Seattle105.667 Detroit139.591 Minnesota108.556 Boston119.550 Los Angeles1010.500 Texas99.500 Toronto99.500 Baltimore89.471 Tampa Bay89.471 Cleveland79.438 New York711.389 Oakland712.368 Chicago611.353NATIONAL LEAGUEWLPct San Francisco165.762 Colorado146.700 Atlanta126.667 Philadelphia137.650 Milwaukee127.632 St. Louis107.588 Cincinnati108.556 Washington108.556 New York910.474 San Diego89.471 Chicago912.429 Pittsburgh812.400 Houston814.364 Los Angeles615.286 Florida513.278 Arizona517.227 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. ___ Tuesday's Games Philadelphia 13, Toronto 7 St. Louis 4, Atlanta 0 Tampa Bay 11, Florida 2 Boston 2, Detroit 1, 10 innings Houston 14, Baltimore 8 Chicago Cubs (ss) 8, Oakland (ss) 1 Cleveland 9, Milwaukee 7 Kansas City 4, Oakland (ss) 3 L.A. Dodgers 7, Texas 6 L.A. Angels 9, San Diego 6 Colorado 4, Chicago Cubs (ss) 2 N.Y. Mets 5, Washington 2 San Francisco 5, Arizona 4 Wednesday's Games Houston 8, Washington 7 Tampa Bay 6, Florida 3 Atlanta 4, Boston 3 Minnesota 4, N.Y. Mets 3 Toronto 5, Pittsburgh 3 St. Louis 9, Detroit 4 San Francisco 5, Chicago White Sox 3 L.A. Angels 10, Arizona 8 N.Y. Yankees 10, Baltimore 0 Colorado 11, Texas 10 Kansas City 5, Cincinnati 3 Milwaukee 5, Seattle 4 Thursday's Games Minnesota vs. Detroit, late Toronto vs. Philadelphia, late Florida vs. St. Louis, late N.Y. Mets vs. Boston, late Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh, late Cleveland vs. Cincinnati, late Chicago Cubs vs. Oakland, late Chi. White Sox (ss) vs. Milwaukee, late Arizona vs. L.A. Dodgers, late Chi. White Sox (ss) vs. Colorado, late Washington vs. Atlanta, late Tampa Bay vs. N.Y. Yankees, late Seattle vs. Kansas City, late Texas vs. San Diego, late L.A. Angels vs. San Francisco, late Friday's Games St. Louis vs. Washington at Viera, 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, 1:05 p.m. Houston vs. Florida at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Toronto at Dunedin, 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Boston (ss) at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, 4:05 p.m. San Diego vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, 4:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Seattle at Peoria, 4:05 p.m. Cleveland (ss) vs. Kansas City at Surprise, 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, 4:10 p.m. Boston (ss) vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, 7:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, 7:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, 7:05 p.m. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Softball vs.Sonrise Christian,6 p.m. MONDAY: Softball vs.Clewiston,5/7 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball at Frostproof,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Avon Park,5:30/7:30 p.m.; Boys Tennis vs.LaBelle,4:30 p.m.; Girls Tennis at LaBelle,4:30 p.m. Sebring FRIDAY: Baseball at Hardee,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Avon Park,5:30/7:30 p.m. MONDAY: Boys/Girls Tennis vs.Tenoroc,4:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball vs.Haines City,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Ridge,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Tennis at Clewiston,4 p.m.; Girls Tennis at Auburndale,4 p.m.; Track and Field at Avon Park, 4:30 p.m. SFCC FRIDAY: Baseball at Polk State College,6 p.m. SATURDAY: Baseball vs.Polk State College,2 p.m.; Softball at Pasco-Hernando,1 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball at Polk State College,6 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Baseball vs.Hillsborough,6 p.m. THURSDAY: Softball at State College of Florida,5 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Softball at Sebring,5:30/7:30 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball vs.Hardee,7 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball vs.Tenoroc,7 p.m.; Softball at Lake Placid,5:30/7:30 p.m.; Track and Field hosts meet,4:30 p.m. T T E E N N N N I I S S F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 4 4 p p . m m . BNP Paribas Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 1 1 p p . m m . BNP Paribas Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . BNP Paribas Open, Men's Semifinals . . . . A A B B C CA A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . NASCAR Scotts TurfBuilder 300 . . . . . E E S S P P N NM 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 at San Diego . . . . . . . . . . . W W G G N NC C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 1 1 0 0 1 1 2 2 : : 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 6 6 1 1 :: 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T B B S S 2 2 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 2 2 : : 33 0 0 p p . m m . NCAATournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 4 4 p p . m m . NCAATournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T B B S S 4 4 : : 3 3 00 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 6 6 : : 4 4 5 5 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T B B S S 7 7 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 7 7 : : 1 1 5 5 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 9 9 : : 11 5 5 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T B B S S 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 9 9: : 4 4 5 5 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T TS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 1 1 a a . m m . NITTournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N N N o o o o n n p p . m m . NCAATournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 5 5 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . C C B B S S 6 6 p p . m m . NCAATournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 7 7 p p . m m . NCAATournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. T T B B S S 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 8 8 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . T T N N T T 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T B B S SW W O O M M E E N N ' S S C C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 1 1 a a . m m . NCAA Tournament. . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament. . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 4 4 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament. . . . . . . . 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Golf Hammock The Ladies Golf Association played an Odd Holes event on Wednesday, March 16, and there was a tie for first in the First Flight between Florence Towell and Joyce Stanley, as each came in with 28s. There was then a three-way tie for third between the 29s brought in by Ruth Kirk, Mary Bond and Trudy Stowe. The Second Flight saw Marge Pederson claim the top spot with a 24, one ahead of the 25 brought in by Jo Thornburg for second. Tying for third were Nancy Senior and Cindy Dall, each carding a 27. Last Monday, March 14, the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am Points at Golf Hammock. Jim Gulick had a plus 7 to take first place in A group and Mike Lajiniss had plus 2 for second place. There was a tie for first place in B group between Bobby Culbert and Dave Baker with plus 6. Harvey Kecskes won first place with plus 5 in C group while Doug Haire took second with plus 1. D group saw Joe Hyzny take first place with plus 6 and Paul Brown in second with plus 3. Doc Thomas was in first place with minus 1 in E group and Rick Marshall in second place with minus 2. Ken Spencer had a plus 7 to take first place in F group while Bob Hughes took second place with plus 3. Bill Alesi scored plus 6 to take first place in G group and Janet Regan in second place wiith plus 3. Tom Dismpelaere scored plus 3 to take first place in H Group and Paul Skidmore in second place with plus 2. Sal Sboto had a plus 4 to take first place in I group and Jerry Hodges plus 3 for second place. Les Layton made plus 4 to take first place in J group and Bob Fidlin with plus 3 for second place. Joe O'Block scored a plus 3 for firsst place in K group and Jack Nichols a plous 2 for second place. Larry Giangreco was in first place in L group with a plus 3 and Lerry Maurer in second with plus 2. Dan Harper had a plus 3 for first place in M group while Pete Mezza was at plus 2 for second place. Don Tiemens scored plus 3 for first place in N group. Next Monday will be a shotgun start at Golf Hammock beginning at 8:30 a.m. Please arrive early to register. For more information, call Pete Mezza at 382-1280.Harder HallThe Ladies League played a pro am points event on Monday, March 14. The winners were: Tying for first/second places were Nancy Jenkins and Pat Rice with plus-6 each. Third place, Jackie Christopher with plus-4.PinecrestThe Men's Association played Team and Individual Pro-Am Points on Wednesday, March 16. Taking the team win were Mike McCarville, Ron Solomon, Don Brubaker and Stan Griffis with a score of +21 to stay ahead of the +19 posted by Bob Watkins, Joe Sulecki, Art Demers and Darrell Bailey. Winning A Division, individually, was Larry Staggs with a +11 while Jim Gulick totaled +9 for second. B Division saw a three-way tie for first with Bill LaRue, Jim Elliott and Norm Deminna each scoring +4. Demers put up a huge number to win C Division with a +15, outdistancing Larry Holzworth's +6. Griffis saw a closer contest in D Division with his +9 just two ahead of the +7s brought in by both Jerry Edwards and Carl Sachetti.Placid Lakes Country ClubThe Men's Association played a Team Low Net event Wednesday, March 16 with John Goble, Ed Bartusch and Chuck Fortunato claiming first place with a -19. David Raciti, Bob McMillian, Bruce Miseno and Darrell Horney were second at -10 and Rus Isaacs, Darrell Gardner, Jim Hays and David Moiles were third at -4. Getting closest to the pin was Bud Snyder, hitting to within 12 feet of #6. The Men's Association played a Throw Out Nine Blind Holes/Half Handicap event on Wednesday, March 9. Winning first place was the team of Tom Lacy, Jim Hays, Bill Lockwood and Howard Ticknor with 160; and second place, Russ Isaacs, Darrell Horney and Cody Coates with 165. Closest to the pin: No. 13, Jim Hays, 3feet-5-inches.River GreensThe Golfettes played a game on Tuesday, March 15. Winning first place was the team of Michelle Koon, Donna Johnson, Bev Rudd and Kay Conkle with 269; second place, Linda Therrien, Karen Speaker, Pat Gower and Pat Kincer with 284; and third place, Peggy Wehunt, Carole McClay, Jeannine Persails and Pat Graf with 287. The Morrison Group played a game Tuesday, March 15. Winning first place was the team of Larry Roy, Tom Morway, Don McDonald and Fred Evans with minus35; and second place, Tom Morway, Ken Brunswick, Hank Wunderlich and Lefty St. Pierre with minus-33. Tying for third/fourth places were the teams of Romy Febre, Ken Koon, Gil Heier and Keith Kincer; David Kelly, Butch Smith, Bob Wolf and Clark Austin with minus-32 each. The Morrison Group played a game on Monday, March 14. Winning first place was the team of Cecil Lemons, Ray Delsasso, Ed Mosser and Lefty St. Pierre with minus-33; and second place, Len Westdale, Bob Stevens, Leo Persails and Tim Thomas with minus-28. A Limited Member event was played on Monday, March 14. Winning first place was the team of Sharon and Bern Koster, Ed and Judy Ward with plus-2. Individual winners were: Tying for first place were Mike Weth and Sharon Koster with plus-4.5 each. The Men's Association played a Men's Day event on Saturday, March 12. Winning first place was the team of Tim Anderson, Johnny Wehunt, Keith Kincer and Dale Duncan. Closest to the pin: No. 3, Keith Kincer, 7-feet-2-inches; No. 5, Jim Cercy, 10-feet-9-inches; No. 12, Keith Kincer, 6-feet; and No. 17, Clark Austin, 13-feet-8-inches. A Morning Scramble was played Friday, March 11. Winning first place was the team of Carolyn and Kenny Brunswick, Romy Febre and Bob Streeter. The Friday Afternoon Scramble was played March 11. Winning first place was the team of Dennis Dunn, Don and Jody Ethen, Tom Stewart and Fran Neil with 15under; and second place, Jeff Davies, Dr. C. Seralde, Danny Pelfrey, Joe Graf, Peggy Wehunt and Pat Graf with 14under. The Men's Association played a pro am tournament on Wednesday, March 9. Winning first place was the team of Glenn Nelson, Tim Thomas, Dale Mundt and Paul Johnson with plus-16; second place, Bob Streeter, Cecil Lemons and Terry Lewis with plus-8; and third place, Jerry Edwards, Ron Andrews, Stan Griffis and Peter Bridge with plus-7.5. The Golfettes played a game on Tuesday, March 8. Low Gross First place, Linda Therrien; and second place, Pauline Bridge. Tying for third/fourth/fifth places were Patti Wedge, Kay Conkle and Betty Leblanc. Low Net First place, Jan Stevens; and tying for second/third places were Penny Anderson and Fran Neil. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 18, 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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After a beautiful month of F ebruary and some great trips o ut on area waters, Sebring K ayak Tours doesn't let up in M arch, offering several trips t hroughout the month. Saturday March 19, 8 p.m. Moonlight Paddle Lake J ackson Watch a spectacular mixt ure of pink and orange hues a s the sun sets on the shimm ering waters of Lake J ackson. And then marvel at the b eauty of a full moon. End your day with a very r elaxing trip under the stars. We recommend that you h ave some kayaking experie nce. We will launch from V eteran's Beach and paddle o ur way across to the City P ier (where we will get out, s tretch and have a snack) and t hen paddle our way back to V eteran's Beach (or vice v ersa depending on weather c onditions). Sunday March 20, 8 p.m. Sunset Tour Arbuckle C reek/ Istokpoga Park We will meet and launch f rom the boat ramp on Lake Istokpoga Park off of Hwy 98 in Sebring. We'll paddle upstream to our favorite "get out/stretch/snack/swim" spot and then paddle our way back to the Park. This is a late afternoon (sunset) trip with approximately 2 1/2 hours of paddling. Ideal for beginners and first-timers as well as seasoned paddlers. Saturday March 26, 10 a.m. Alafia River Lithia Springs Park The Alafia River is a narrow, twisting trail with large oak, cypress and cedar trees that line the banks and form a canopy overhead. Paddlers share the peace and quiet with wading birds and turtles. The Alafia is a fairly swift river, especially for central Florida, and some small shoals are exposed in low water creating small (very small) rapids... Yippee! We will meet at Lithia Springs Park and shuttle you to the launch site at Alderman Ford Park. This is a full day trip with approximately 3 1/2 4 hrs of paddling time including a break for lunch about halfway. Sunday March 27, 4 p.m. Sunset Tour Arbuckle Creek/ Istokpoga Park We will meet and launch from the boat ramp on Lake Istokpoga Park off of Hwy 98 in Sebring. We'll paddle upstream to our favorite "get out/stretch/snack/swim" spot and then paddle our way back to the Park. This is a late afternoon (sunset) trip with approximately 2 1/2 hours of paddling. Ideal for beginners and first-timers as well as seasoned paddlers. All trips are $39 per person (single or tandem), $19 for those bringing their own kayaks. All reservations must be confirmed via phone or email no later than 24 hrs prior to the trip. Kayaking is a water activity you will get wet. so dress appropriately. Kayaking is also a yearround 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. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, March 18, 2011www.newssun.com E.O. Koch Construction1417 Swank Avenue € Sebring, FL 33870(863) 385-8649COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTIONLet our highly qualified staff develop your commercial property, build your dream home,or do your remodeling.For all of your Aluminum,Steel,and Conventional construction needsŽEmail: kochcon@strato.netState Certified License #CGC1515338 € ENGINEERED STEEL BUILDINGS € RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL DESIGN € REMODELING € ALUMINUM € ROOFING€ Carports, Patios, Siding, Fascia€ SEAMLESS GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS Plenty of Kayak Tours on tap in March Special to the News-SunLAKEPLAICD Lake Placid Youth Baseball and Softball is accepting registration forms forBaseball ages 11-12 Ozone, 13-14 and Softball,ages10-12, 13-15. Forms are available at the website www.lpyb.net or call Sheri Griffin at 4411955 for Baseball and Linette Wells at 441-2320 for Softball. Registration deadline is Thursday, April 7 for bas eball and softball. Player evaluation an d draft will be Saturday, Ap ril 9 at 1 p.m. no registr ations will be accepted aft er the day of the draft. Player evaluation is mandatory players n ot present will be random ly assigned to a team. Lake Placid Baseball, Softball sign-ups FRIDAY SENIOR SAINTS High Games Les Layton . . . . . . . .246 Joyce Wilkinson . . . . . .212 David Hanner . . . . . . .210 Larry Boelter . . . . . . . .210 Barbara Brand . . . . . . .180 Kay Gray . . . . . . . . .177 High Series Frank Blanton . . . . . . .634 Jim McLaughlin . . . . . .609 Cindy Darling . . . . . . .571 Gary Anderson . . . . . . .565 Bunny Boelter . . . . . . .497 Barbara Galonwik . . . . . .469 MIXED NUTS High Games Roger Stevenson . . . . . .238 Tim O'Leary . . . . . . . .204 James Donohue . . . . . .180 Joan Siegel . . . . . . . .155 Valerie Brodbeck . . . . . .152 Lucy Bruno . . . . . . . .138 High Series Gil Bass . . . . . . . . .693 Ted Watson . . . . . . . .541 Willie McGowan . . . . . .493 Kay Gray . . . . . . . . .446 Jo Shook . . . . . . . . .420 Judy Bateman . . . . . . .384 HEARTLAND MIXED High Games with handicap Charlie Young . . . . . . .289 Richard Lawrence . . . . . .273 Sylvia Lewis . . . . . . . .268 Troy Kline . . . . . . . . .252 Joyce Wilkinson . . . . . .242 Sharon Tomlinson . . . . .242 Chere Young . . . . . . . .242 High Series with handicap Walt Daniels . . . . . . . .717 Debbie Daffron . . . . . . .704 Derek Vezina . . . . . . . .701 Ken Long . . . . . . . . .689 Vickie Daniels . . . . . . .677 Mychelle Deshazo . . . . . .666K K e e g g e e l l B B o o w w l l i i n n g g C C e e n n t t e e r r L L e e a a g g u u e e S S c c o o r r e e s s "I felt proud and surprised t hat I won the Best Athlete a ward," Sobczak said. By p laying in this tournament, "I l earned to play as a team and w ork together." Partners in the community e qually benefitted from the t ournament. "I learned about Special S TARS four years ago at L unch Club Wednesday. My b rother was a former Special O lympian in Ohio and Andy ( her husband) filmed the very f irst Special Olympics event a t the Ohio State University w ith Eunice Shriver. This is o ur third year as sponsors a nd volunteers for Special S TARS. We would not trade i t for anything. Every year w e come home after the tourn ament and reflect on the day a nd how blessed we are to be a ble to have the privilege to b e a part of it all." In addition to Sobczak, o ther award winners were A my Torres, of Beef O 'Brady's, Best Coach; Hank B rady, of Florida Hospital, B est Community Partner; Tim R itenour, of Dee's Place, C oach Sportsmanship; David S ipos, of Duffer's Sports G rille, Partner Sportsmanship; a nd Shawn Squires, of Coffee N ews, Special Athlete S portsmanship. Derek Aul hit the most h ome runs in the Home Run D erby for men by hitting four a nd Amanda Grimaldi hit the most for the women by hitting three. This was a separate activity held during the tourney for players. This was the first year that Special STARS joined efforts with South Florida Community College. The college was the major All-Star sponsor for the tournament along with Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 and Highlands Sertoma Club. "It was very rewarding to see the joy on the faces of all those that took part in the event. The tournament is a wonderful opportunity to help participants learn many important skills, but do it in a way that is fun and engaging," Dr. Christopher van der Kaay, director of SFCC Adult Education, said. "SFCC has partnered with Ridge Area Arc and the Special STARS program to provide an opportunity for athletes to further develop motor and socialization skills. Both adults with disabilities and volunteers come together to engage in softball competition and model acceptable sportsmanlike conduct, effective communication and motor skills development," Sylvia Turner, SFCC coordinator of Adult Education Special Projects, said. "It is an excellent way for the community to work together in a fun-loving atmosphere to improve the program participants'quality of life." Heidi Stover, of Sebring Elks Lodge 1529, and van derKaay threw out the first pitch of the tournament. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners donated the usage of the fields for the tourney. "I was impressed with the way the ball fields were kept. They were very clean and nice to play on," said Coffee News team member Mary Manning. The Heartland Riders Association made a donation to cover a portion of the free lunches given away to all the athletes competing in the tourney. Umpires for the tourney who donated their time were Jeanette Phipps, Karen Bolin, David Nitz, Roseann Kiefer, Kaylee Norris, Nancy Jones, Todd Creech and Nat Imsdahl. For special athletes learning the skills of playing softball, there was a skill level sponsored by Aaction Pest Control and Lampe & Kiefer Hearing Aid Center. They competed for medals. They were tested on throwing, fielding, batting and running to a base. The Cracker Trail 4-H Club assisted with the skill level competition. Skill level participants getting first place were Ryland Biggs, Ruth Hancock and Hugh Sims. Second place medals went to Jimmy Phipps, Dennis Taylor, Bobby Byrd and Linda Decker. Third place went to Frances Goff, Richy Rossner and Sue Talios. During the opening ceremony, the Avon Park High School Air Force Junior ROTC presented the American flag followed by the national anthem sang by Carl Gillilan, of Sebring. Markevin Smith, a special athlete and member of the Avon Park Youth Academy team, brought tears to everyone's eyes after he sang "God Bless America" after the national anthem. "I practiced all week on the song," Smith said. Other tournament sponsors include Doris and David Magowan, Morris Funeral Chapel, Heacock Insurance Agency, Reflections on Silver Lake, Highlands Independent Bank, Beta Sigma Phi, StephensonNelson Funeral Home, King Equipment and Jim and Carol Phipps. Proceeds from the tournament went to Special STARS to help pay for the 12 different sports and six recreational activities done throughout the year for more than 250 athletes with physical and mental disabilities in Highlands County. Continued from 1B two Streaks reach with one out before he struck out the next two hitters to get out of it. The Dragons got a runner on in the tenth, but couldn't bring him around and Sebring loaded the bases in the bottom of the inning, but left them loaded. Delaney then lead off the eleventh with a walk with Barber following suit, but two quick outs later, it looked like it might be for naught. But Weber-Callahan reached on an error, bringing Delaney's run home and a wild pitch allowed Barber to come plateward for a 3-1 lead. The Streaks weren't done battling, however, as Knight singled and stole second. Another runner would reach, but Weber-Callahan worked his way out of it, getting the final two outs to claim the long-awaited victory. "I'm happy for the kids," Coomes said. "I can't s ay we played a great gam e, there were some things w e didn't do well. But the w ay they grinded it out and di dn't fold under the pressu re was great to see. "I just don't want them to see this as the ultimate. I t's a good marker for us, b ut really, it's not a distri ct game," he continued. "No w if we can take this forwa rd to our district games, w e have a chance to do re al well." On that, Weber-Callah an agreed. "That's exactly right," he said. "We just have to ma ke sure to stay on the sam e page the rest of the season ." Now 8-1 (4-1), La ke Placid has time to savor t he win, not taking the fie ld again until Tuesday's di strict date at Frostproof. Sebring, meanwhil e, looked to break out of it s' three-game skid Thursd ay in another cross-coun ty match-up with Avon Pa rk before traveling to Hard ee tonight. Continued from 1B LP outlasts Streaks STARS swing for the fences Travious Knight and T urner then turned the same t rick in the 200 before Jeff S atine and Akub Antione w ent second and third in the 4 00. Sebring got into the runn ing with Renee Marin taki ng second in the 800 and E van Wilburn winning the 3 ,200. Steven Roberts earned s ome Avon Park points with s econd place finishes in both t he 110 and 300-meter hurd les and Michael Rhoden, S atine, Antoine and Knight w on the 4X400 relay ahead o f Sebring's Brendan Bivens, M arin, Josh Bowyer and D avid Scheck. But the Streaks then won t he 4X800 as Scheck, W ilburn, Elias Salgado and D onavon White finished in 9 :02 for six points. White and Tim Blackman t hen took the top two spots in t he high jump and Devin Clarke, Dassinger and White went one, two, three in the long jump. Sebring's Adrion Khan and Colton Dillon then shared the top spot in the pole vault with Avon Park's Clinton Faircloth and though White got some Blue Streak points for winning the triple jump, Roberts and Williams went second and third for the Devils. Similarly, in the shot put, Cody Cook earned Sebring six points with his win, but Avon Park went second and third with Estevinson Louis and Redrick. Cook and Patric Morris finished the Sebring scoring with the top two spots in the discus while Dorceau Antoine and Macso Louis went third and fourth for the Red Devils. The Sebring girls had an easier time of it, totaling 102 points to Avon Park's 58, Hardee's 57 and Haines City's 42. But again, it was the Devils breaking out early as Angelique Ligon and Zakia Hart went first and third, respectively, in the 100 and Ligon and Jasmine Wilson did the same in the 200. Mariam Olupitan took second in the 400 with Lady Streak Peyton Todd taking third in the event. Sebring started pulling away as the distances got longer with Hannah Schroeder winning the 800, Taylor Tubbs the 1,600 and 3,200 and Emily Smith taking second in the 3,200. Olupitan took second for Avon Park in the 1,600 and Hart and Ligon earned points by taking fourth and fifth in the 100 hurdles. Destiny McCartney finished second in the 300 hurdles with Kristina Williams taking fourt to add more to Sebring's total. Ligon, Hart, Wilson and Takeisha Williams won the 4X100 for the Devils, Christina Gourley, Deidre Shankle, Cassandra Marentes and Schroeder won the 4X400 for the Streaks and Schroeder, Marentes, Smith and Tubbs took the 4X800 for another Sebring win. Williams and Ligon then won the high and long jumps, respectively, for Avon Park, while Justus Martin and Rachel Smit topped the pole vault for the Lady Streaks. Shalantay Rose earned second in the triple jump and Keaundra Bowens and Roneika Freeman were second and third in the shot put and Alexxis Harris and Bowens were third and fourth in the discus. Lawanda Cunningham took fourth for Avon Park in the shot put and Hart was second in the discus. Continued from 1B Track meet sees plenty of great performances News-Sun staff reportIt hasn't been a good week for the South Florida Panthers. Though the baseball squad made things more competitive than Monday's 12-2 loss to State College of Florida, Wednesday still saw them come up short in a 6-5 loss to the Manatees The Lady Panthers of t he softball diamond, howeve r, couldn't do much wi th Hillsborough Tuesda y, falling 3-0 and having a perfect game throw n against them in the opene r, and dropping the nightc ap 15-5. Panther woes

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By answering a few simple questions about age, weight, family history and other risk factors, it's easy for anyone to find out if they are in danger of developing type 2 diabetes. In support of Alert Day, T-fal ActiFry will donate $1, up to $20,000, between March 22 and April 22 to the Association for each person who visits www.t-falusa.com and completes the Diabetes Risk Test. Get educatedEveryone should be aware of the risk factors for diabetes. People who are overweight, not physically active (living a sedentary lifestyle) and over the age of 45 should consider themselves at risk for the disease. Eat for your health If you are overweight, losing weight is one of the most important things you can do to prevent diabetes. A healthy diet is not only based on healthy food ingredients and small portion sizes, but also on healthy cooking methods. Together, those three don't have to leave you feeling deprived or restricted. One option for low-fat cooking is the revolutionary T-fal ActiFry. Its innovative heat pulse system and stirring paddle ensures even cooking and distribution, using little or no oil for each dish. The ActiFry also comes with a 38-page recipe book, developed in part by nutritionist and registered dietitian Ellie Krieger, which features a variety of recipes for main entrees, side dishes, snacks and even desserts. Get active Exercising is a great way to help manage your weight and lower blood glucose levels, as well as help you feel better about yourself and improve overall health. Aim for a minimum of 30 minutes most days and choose aerobic exercises that get the heart pumping such as walking, jogging, swimming and bicycling. Start slowly, gradually increasing the intensity and length of your workout as your fitness level increases. Once you create an exercise routine that works for you, you'll find it isn't that hard to keep going. You'll feel great and have more energy as time goes on. For more information on how you can support the cause, or to learn more about how ActiFry, T-fal and the American Diabetes Association are working together to stop diabetes, visit www.stopdiabetes.org. ARAContent Staying active is a good way to control diabetes risk. Diabetes: Know your risk and what you can do Dear Readers: I could probably write a regular "I Told You So" column because new research keeps showing up that backs up advice that I've been giving for years. If you are among the 21 million people in this country who take a PPI (proton pump inhibitor) used for blocking acid in the stomach, then read on. These medications are prescribed for treating ulcers, serious heart burn, and other digestive problems. The most popular medications in this class are called Nexium, Aciphex, Prevacid, Protonix, Zergerid and Prilosec. Afew of these are sold over-the-counter, by their brand name, or as a store-brand generic. These drugs shut down acid production, 24/7 and they get the job done but at a price. The FDAis now going to require warning labels on all of these drugs stating that they rob your body of magnesium (hypomagnesemia) and that it could lead to severe adverse effects. Finally! I've been sounding the warning for years about magnesium depletion from taking acid blockers, and dozens of other drugs! I actually wrote the book on "drug muggers!" I'll warn you again, these drugs deplete your body of other minerals, and B vitamins too! Thousands of drugs are mugging you of essential micronutrients, and this is what causes side effects! Your heart needs magnesium to pump and to manufacture happy brain neurotransmitters. Your muscles need it in order to tense and relax. Magnesium helps make red blood cells and it sends messages along your nerves properly. It helps you form DNA, the genetic material that encodes who you are. It helps your immune system defend you from germs and it maintains bone integrity. If you take acid blockers (or antacids) for more than six months, bet your bottom dollar you're clean ou t of minerals and B vitamin s, not to mention your benef icial gut flora. Does all this mean that you should stop taking your medicine? No, do whatever you and your doctor agree upon. I'm ju st saying you should "marry your acid blocking medic ation with a powerful trace mineral supplement and B complex each day. Or, yo u could take spirulina tablet s instead, which offer a mo re bioavailable version of al l your B vitamins and mine rals in one tablet. To help ensure good nutrient statu s, please eat (or juice) lots o f green leafy vegetables. Explore natural remedie s for heartburn and reflux. I've archived some article s at my website www.SuzyCohen.com tha t will help you find nutrien ts such as DGL, triphala, betaine or glutamine whic h may help. The topic of drug muggers is of major league importance. Your comfort if not your life depends o n you learning what nutrien ts are depleted by your med ications, and it's easy to correct. Check out my book "Drug Muggers: Which Medications Are Robbing Your Body of Essential NutrientsAnd Natural Ways to Restore Them." It's your side effe ct solution. 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. I told you so! FDA recognizes the drug mugging effect Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Associated PressATLANTA U.S. life expectancy has hit another all-time high, rising above 78 years. The estimate of 78 years and 2 months is for a baby born in 2009, and comes from a preliminary report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 2.4 million people died in the United States in 2009 roughly 36,000 fewer deaths than the year before. Deaths were down for a range of causes, from heart disease to homicide, so experts don't believe there's one simple explanation for the increase in life expectancy. Better medical treatment, vaccination campaigns and public health measures against smoking are believed to be having an impact. U.S. life expectancy has been generally increasing since at least the 1940s, though some years it held steady and a few times it temporarily dipped. Previously, the CDC said a onemonth dip occurred in 2008 to 77 years and 11 months. But in Wednesday's report, the agency corrected that to 78 years, attributing the glitch to a computer programming error. Belatedly, "we realized there's something wrong here" in the 2008 estimate, said Ken Kochanek, a CDC statistician. The 2009 report by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics is based on nearly all the death certificates for that year. Afinal report is due later this year. More good news from the new report: The infant mortality rate hit a record low of 6.42 deaths per 1,000 live births, a drop of nearly 3 percent from 2008. But not everyone benefitted. While life expectancy for whites rose, it held steady for blacks. The infant mortality rate for black babies did not improve either. As a result, the racial gap got a little wider. Whites already live about four years longer than blacks, and the margin grew by about two months. The gap between the sexes also persisted. Overall male life expectancy is roughly 75.5; for females it's about 80.5. Other highlights from the 2009 report include: Death rates declined slightly for 10 of the 15 leading causes of death, including heart disease, cancer, stroke, accidents, Alzheimer's disease, homicide and influenza and pneumonia. Suicide passed blood infectio ns to become the 10th leading cause of death. Suicide rates did not change sign ificantly, but the blood infection dea th rate dropped nearly 2 percent. Th at puts suicide back in the top 10 caus es of deaths for the first time sin ce 1999, Kochanek said. The influenza/pneumonia dea th rate dropped nearly 5 percent, ev en though 2009 was the year that t he swine flu pandemic hit. Flu deaths rose by about 1,000 in 2009 from the year before, but pne umonia deaths dropped by near ly 4,000. Pneumonia is a flu complicatio n most often seen in the elderly, and is a main reason why the overwhelmin g majority of flu-related deaths mo st years occur in the elderly sector of the population. US life expectancy surpasses 78, a new record Associated PressTALLAHASSEE A griculture Commissi oner Adam Putnam's prop osal to take over school f ood and nutrition prog rams received a cool r eception Tuesday from at l east a couple members of t he State Board of E ducation, which now has t hose responsibilities. Board member Roberto M artinez told Putnam he o pposed the measure b ecause the avowed purp oses of the Department o f Agriculture and C onsumer Services is to p rotect Florida's agricult ure industry while child ren are the focus of the b oard and state D epartment of Education. "As a matter of policy i t's an inherent conflict of i nterest," said Martinez, a C oral Gables lawyer. Putnam noted that the T exas Department of A griculture gave school n utrition a high priority a fter a similar takeover f rom school officials who h ad given it short shrift c ompared to other educat ion issues. "I don't see that there is a conflict other than a bias t oward getting as many h ealthy fruits and vegetab les on the plate as we p ossibly can," Putnam s aid. Putnam said the bill ( SB1312) would help get m ore Florida-grown prod uce onto school menus p articularly during the w inter months. The bill has been filed i n the Senate but not yet r eceived a committee h earing nor does it have a H ouse companion. The board did not take a n official position, but r eaction was mixed. Dr. A .K. Desai, a St. P etersburg physician, told P utnam he supported w here he was coming f rom while Kathleen S hanahan, a Tampa busin esswoman who had s erved as chief of staff for f ormer Gov. Jeb Bush, s aid the legislation should i nclude periodic reports to t he board on such details a s calorie counts. Board member John P adget said school nutrit ion should be a shared r esponsibility and that he h oped Florida would a dopt strict nutrition stand ards recommended by t he Institute of Medicine. H e held up two drink bott les sold in schools, one w ith zero calories and a nother with 240 calories o r the equivalent of 30 s ugar cubes. Putnam responded that b everages shouldn't be j udged solely by calories. 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Wednesday, 9 a.m. Health Fair, Avon Park Meal Site, Main Street; 1 p.m., Health Fair, Tanglewood, U.S. 27, Sebring. Thursday, 10 a.m., Health Fair, Lake Placid Meal Site, Interlake Boulevard.Amplified telephones distributionSEBRING Hearing Impaired Persons will di stribute amplified telephones to Florida residents who have a hearin g or speech loss, in the co nference room at Nu-Hop e Elder Care Services, 641 4 U.S. 27 South in Sebring on Thursday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. By appointment only. Call (941) 743-8347.Balance to partner with Smaritan's TouchSEBRING Balance Lives in Transition Inc. and Samaritan's Touch have been in talks regard ing the patients each ser vice and how the two organizations can combine their efforts to bette r serve the community. Samaritan's Touch cur rently has a waiting list of approximately 1,400 clients out of the Sebrin g location. Balance will work with these patients to help with any mental health or addiction issue s while they are on the waiting list for medical services. "Our goal is to help th e community as best as possible. Samaritan's Touch works with individuals 200 percent belo w poverty level and Balanc e does not charge for any services. By partnering the two organizations, w e will be able to help people who are without insurance and need assis tance," said Mark Medick, Balance executive director. Snapshots The human foot is a biol ogical masterpiece comp osed of 26 bones, 33 joints a nd more than 10 tendons, m uscles, ligaments, not i ncluding blood vessels and n erves. One-quarter off all the b ones in the human body are d own in your feet. Foot ailments are among t he most common health p roblems. Some of these t roubles can be blamed on h eredity; however, many p roblems can be blamed on a buse and neglect of our p oor feet. Women have about four t imes as many foot ailments a s men. Ill-fitting shoes are a m ajor conspirator with a key c ulprit being high-heeled s hoes. The American Podiatric M edical Association cond ucted the "High Heels S urvey" in 2003. They stated t hat 72 percent of the women s urveyed wear high-heel s hoes. Most women wear h eels 2 inches or higher. Agood number of women d o not get their feet measu red before buying new s hoes and most have never g otten recommendations for p roper footwear from a podia trist. The majority of women ( 82 percent) wear highh eeled shoe for fashion and ( 42 percent) admitted to w earing uncomfortable s hoes. Men may be quest ioning why women torment themselves in these horrible torture devices. Women gave various reasons including style, to complete their professional wardrobe, look sexier, enhance their legs and/or appear taller. Foot problems from wearing high-heeled shoes may include blisters, corns, ingrown toenails, bunions, toe pain and pain in the ball of the foot. The price of fashion exacts a toll on ladies feet. High heels cause compression of the ball of the foot and toes causing; injuries such as neuromas and affects the biomechanics of the foot leading to bunions and hammertoes. A3-inch heel can create seven times more stress on the ball of the foot than a one inch heel. High-heeled shoes also concentrate abnormal forces on the ankle and rear foot. Furthermore, high-heeled shoes may cause knee joint stress and contribute to knee arthritis. Two-inch heels can increase knee strain by 23 percent as compared to walking barefoot. How can women free themselves of the agony? Relief can be attained by choosing a shoe with a deep toe box, avoiding heels more than 2 inches high or too narrow. Furthermore, purchase new shoes later in the day when feet tend to be at their largest to ensure a proper fit. In conclusion ladies, remember your feet were not meant to hurt. They are meant to last a lifetime and regular foot care and proper fitting shoe will help keep them up to the task. Podiatrist Olga Garcia Luepschen and the Gentle Foot Care Center can be found at 2 Ryant Blvd. in Sebring (on U.S. 27) or by calling 314-9255 (WALK). Her website is www.gentlefootcarecenter.com Feet face sexual discrimination Metro Women suffer many foot problems due to wearing high-heeled shoes. Footprints Dr. Olga GarciaLuepschen Metro ServicesWith school, sports, f riends and hobbies, today's t weens lead busy and active l ives, and sometimes they d on't take the time or k now to practice good h ygiene. While discussing p roper hygiene with your t ween can be difficult, it is p ossible to address the topic w ithout making him or her f eel uncomfortable or selfc onscious. One approach pare nts can take is to appeal to y our tweens'growing maturit y by making it clear that t hese self-care tasks are their r esponsibility. Giving your t ween the respect and encoura gement to make their own c hoices in these transitional y ears can help them develop h ealthy habits for life. To help empower your t ween to take better care of t heir hygiene, parents can f ollow these tips: Make it funThe tween years are all a bout finding a unique sense o f style. This also applies to c osmetics and accessories. A llow your tween to c hoose their shampoos, s oaps and oral care p roducts. This will e ncourage them to t ake interest in t heir hygiene w ithout you h aving to a sk. Brace faceTooth brushing can be a struggle at this age. Your child may go in the bathroom for 30 seconds and declare that he or she has brushed. Kids should know that good oral care is just as important as taking a shower, especially if your child has braces. Make the process a little easier and ensure they are brushing for the proper amount of time by keeping a two minute timer in the bathroom. By supplying your tween with products in the flavors (e.g. not-too-spicy, not-too-sweet) and cool designs they will like, such as the Crest ProHealth FOR ME Fluoride Anticavity Toothpaste, they might even forget they are doing something healthy and those two minutes will fly! "Oral health is an important issue particularly for kids in their adolescent years. Tooth decay is still recognized as the most common chronic disease affecting children in the United States. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, 51 million hours of school are lost each year due to dental-related illness1," says Dr. Jennifer Salzer, orthodontist, dentist and mother of a tween. "Not only can poor oral hygiene affect the health and wellbeing of a child, it also plays a role in self-esteem."Under armorPuberty is the first time adolescents have to deal with body odor. Help your tween understand how to control odors by explaining the difference between deodorant, which controls bacteria while adding fragrance, and antiperspirant, which stops or limits sweating. Remind your tween that both deodorant and antiperspirant will help if they put it on before they start sweating, not after. Skincare 101Changing hormones typically bring about oilier skin, especially on the nose and forehead. Teach your tween to wash their face once or twice a day with a cleanser and discourage them from picking, as this causes inflammation and scarring. Lead by exampleWhether they admit it or not, your tween notices your habits. Set an example by showing that a healthy hygiene routine is important to you too. Encouraging good hygiene habits for tweens NEWS-SUN€ 385-6155

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A tonement Lutheran ChurchSEBRING The Second S unday in Lent worship s ervice will be Sunday with H oly Eucharist. Midweek Lenten service M arch 16 through April 13 s tart with soup, sandwich a nd pie supper at 5:30 p.m. S ervice is led by Lois Hess, E d Gruff and Ron F itzpatrick. Jim Helwig will b e the organist. The Litanies w ill be titled "Affirming The A sh Heap," a series compari ng Jesus and Job. Bible study and discussion i s Thursdays morning, led by S haron Palmer. Aspecial invitation is b eing made to all churches a nd people in the community t o come and enhance your L enten experience by walki ng in the Labyrinth Prayer G arden, on the east side of t he church premises. A von Park Church of ChristAVON PARK "God S upplies All" (Philippians 4 :19), will be the message p resented by Minsiter Larry R oberts. The Lord's Supper i s served every Sunday. The Youth Group will h ave a cookout and game d ay on Sunday afternoon. T he Sunday evening service w ill be a devotional with a f ingerfood fellowship to foll ow. Avon Park Church of C hrist is at 200 S. Forest A ve. Call 453-4692.Christ Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK The S econd Sunday in Lent, P astor Scott McLean will be p reaching a sermon entitled Promises, Promises!" Midweek Lenten D evotions begin at 6 p.m. w ith a soup and sandwich supper. Rev. Richard Norris will preach on "The Miraculous Descent Into Hell" The church is at 1320 C.R. 64, east the Avon Park High School. Call 471-2663 or visit www.christlutheranavonpark.org. Christian Training Church SEBRING The Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled "The White Horse of Deception: Part 2" at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study will continue the book of Hebrews. Eastside Christian ChurchLAKE PLACID The adult mid-week Bible study and discussion time is an informal setting with open discussion. Sunday morning Bible classes are for adults of all ages. Sunday morning Worship Celebration is a traditional style of worship music. Communion is offered weekly. This Sunday, the church will be having a potluck, so there will be no Agape Cafe.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING The Rev. George Miller will deliver the Sunday morning sermon "Today At Any Age" with Scripture taken from Genesis 12:1-5. Communion is offered the first Sunday of each month. On all other Sundays, a smaller, more intimate Communion service is available in the chapel. The church is located 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 Rev. Jon Beck will be speaking at the Sunday morning and evening services. Nursery is available for both services. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. Call 453-6681 or e-mail info@fbcap.netFirst Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID Pastor Jerry Harper will preach the Sunday morning sermon. Bible Study & Fellowship Hour begins at 9:30 a.m. The youth will hold their True Love Waits Recognition Ceremony Sunday evening at 6 p.m. The church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper Avenues in Placid Lakes. Call 465-5126 from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday or e-mail the church at placidlakes@hotmail.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the Lord's Table this Sunday morning will be Dick and Sharon Campbell. Communion will be served by Chris Baker and Betty Harcourt, Carol Chandler and Jayne Weldy. Greeting the congregation will be David and Sharron Campbell. 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. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 18, 2011Page 7B Full Service Automotive Center Clint CoolOwner/Technician Over 15 Years Exp. ASE/Factory Certi“ed4320 US 27 North € Sebring HONESTY WITH A SMILEŽ Coupon Required EXPIRES 3/31/11 Coupon Required EXPIRES 3/31/11 Coupon Required EXPIRES 3/31/11CHECK ENGINE LIGHT DIAGNOSISFREENot valid with any other offer.ROTATE & BALANCE FOR LIFEFREEWith purchase of 4 new tires. Not valid with any other offer.BRAKE INSPECTIONFREENot valid with any other offer. RELIGION Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Christian Life a nd Witness Course, originally prep ared by Charlie Riggs, director of c ounseling and follow-up for the B illy Graham Evangelistic A ssociation from 1957 to 1989, will b e presented on the evenings of M onday, March 28 and Tuesday, M arch 29. The four-part study designed to h elp Christians reignite their faith a nd share it with others will be pres ented in Harder Hall located on the c ampus of Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive. The church is located on the south corner from Home Depot. Plenty of parking is available. The course is sponsored by Roger Jaudon Evangelistic Ministries and a small fee of $7 will be charged to cover costs of materials and programming. Seating is limited and seating RSVPshould be received no later than Sunday. RSVPby calling 4713315 or rlj0916@centurylink.net or P.O. Box 7897, Sebring, FL33872. Each participant will receive a complete package of materials including the Christian Life and Witness workbook together with many individual study items. Aprofessionally produced DVD, recorded at "The Cove" is used in conjunction with the course materials. This spiritually challenging, biblically based and sometimes humorous and tearful study is a must for all Christians seeking to follow God's call to bring people to Christ. Millions of Christians across the country and around the world have taken "The Christian Life and Worship Course." Originally developed to train volunteer counselors at Billy Graham crusades, this fully updated, contemporary edition is widely used today as basic training for many evangelism initiatives and church outreach strategies. The course helps believers grasp the foundational principles of personal faith. Learn how to live an abundant and victorious Christian life and move from being hearers to being doers, from being spectators in personal evangelism to ready partic ipants. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m., on Monday, March 28 and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2 9. Refreshments will be served durin g the intermission on both evening s. The first two lessons: "T he Effective Christian Life" and "T he Victorious Christian Life" will be presented on March 28. The final two lessons "T he Christian's Witness" and "Follow up and Care of New Christians" w ill be presented on March 29. Christian Life and Witness Course set March 28-29 Courtesy photo Bryan Popin, a nationally known leader, pianist and song writer, will be in concert Sunday, April 3 at Memorial United Methodist Church in Lake Placid. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID N ationally known worship l eader, pianist and song w riter Bryan Popin will i nspire all those who attend a c oncert at Memorial United M ethodist Church (500 Kent A ve., behind the tower) at 6 p .m. Sunday, April 3 in the S anctuary. He started taking piano l essons at age 5. By age 7, he g ave his first of many piano c oncerts. Popin has been in f ull-time ministry since age 1 7. He has traveled with, o pened for, written with and e ven produced music for a w ide variety of artists. Popin's heart is worship m usic and he currently has b een writing worship songs w ith many of today's great worship leaders. He has available nine CDs, one DVD and is working on his 10th CD release. He currently resides in Nashville, Tenn., with his wife, Susan, and their three children Isabella, Maximus, and Sophia. Popin has a calling to encourage and change peoples'lives through his worship and through his music. He has a true heart for worship and always gives God all the glory. Popin is greatly appreciated by all ages and genres as he is an encouragement and inspiration to both the young and old and all those in between. Alove offering will be taken to help cover his ministry expenses. Bryan Popin in concert at Memorial United Methodist Church News Continued on page 8B Most people are very happy when they get married, but when children enter the picture they disagree on how to raise them. I'm not an expert, but I have raised my own children and I teach toddler Sunday school. I don't have all the answers, but God gives us some instruction in the Bible. For example, Proverbs 22:15 says, "Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him." God is not advocating beating our children, but training them to obey. You cannot reason with foolishness. Ayoung child does not understand reasoning. He already thinks he's smarter than you because he's so impressed with how fast he is learning things. I once knew a small child whose family lived in a house with a long driveway leading to the road. Inevitably she would go to the road to play. Her mom kept going and getting her and bringing her back closer to the house. As soon as mom's back was turned the child would again go to the road. In spite of repeated warnings she could get hit by a car, the child continued to go to the road. The discipline was administered with a switch cut from a tree. The child 's cries broke mom's heart, but the little girl never went near the road again. Reasoning had not solved the problem. Many years ago, I was baby-sitting two little boy s ages 4 and 7. Their mom was working at a local restaurant. While I was doing dishes and getting ready to prepare supper, I realized I didn't hear the boys playing outside. When I went outside and called them there was no answer. I got my son out of his room and went lookin g for them without success. I began to panic. My husband came hom e and went looking for them They were several blocks away playing with a dog. He brought them home an d I told them how scared I was, that they could have been hurt lying in a ditch somewhere and no one would know who to contact. The 7-year-old said, "W e didn't know you cared. W e thought you just watched us for the money." More on this subject next week. Aleta Kay can be reached at themarriagementor@yahoo.co m How should we raise our children? The Marriage Mentor Aleta Kay Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN Follow the News-Sun on www.facebook.com/newssun

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Page 8BNews-SunFriday, March 18, 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 the NewsSunat 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. "Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth." Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site,www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Jared Hewitt, youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Children's Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. children's choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. children's mission groups. Call 4536681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Children's Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing God's Heart and Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and women's prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the "Place to discover God's love." For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Contemporary Service, 8:30 a.m.; Group Bible Studies, 9:45 a.m.; Traditional Worship, 11 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) "Where the old fashion gospel is preached." Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the "Son" always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor; Aaron Snider, Youth Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 5:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 385-0752. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695. CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English; 6 p.m., Life Teen Mass. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049. www.stcathe. com. Very Rev. JosŽ Gonz‡lez, V.F. Masses Saturday Vigil, 3:30 and 5 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, noon; Sunday Family Mass, 5 p.m. (Holy Family Youth Center). Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confession: every Friday 5-7 p.m., every Saturday 9-11 a.m. and 2:30-3:15 p.m., first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment. Enroll your students today for Catholic School grades Pre-K3 through 5th grade. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lord's Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; "Building God's Kingdom for Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth the Drive!" Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is "Jesus is First at First Christian Church."Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures'by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S Pine St., Sebring, FL33870 Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m .; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:3 0 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Chris t, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, F L 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts Sunday Worship Services, 10:3 0 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilitie s are available at every service. Bibl e Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. an d Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centere d classes for all ages. Church phone : 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkwa y, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. W e would like to extend an invitatio n for you and your family to visit wit h us here at Sebring Parkway. Ou r hours of service are: Sunday Bibl e Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worshi p Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evenin g Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesda y Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazaren e of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118 ., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W Main St. Randall Rupert, Pasto r. Sunday: Sunday school begins a t 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning wo rship at 10:45 a.m.; and evenin g service at 6 p.m. Wednesda y evening service is at 7 p.m. wit h special services for children an d adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) an d Ladies ministries. If you need an y more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlak e Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852 Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Mornin g worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children an d youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christia n Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A North (truck route), AvonPark Presenting Jesus Christ as th e answer for time and eternit y. Sunday morning worship service 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided Junior Church activities at sam e time for K-6 grade. Sunday Schoo l Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m (Transportation available.) Sunda y evening praise and worship serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evenin g prayer service, 7 p.m. Children an d youth activities at 7 p.m Wednesday. Everyone is welcome please come worship with us. Do n Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phon e 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP Pastor Ron's sermon is titled, "A P ool Called Bethesda" with the S cripture from John 5:7-8. Come a nd hear how Jesus heals a man w ith an infirmity for 38 years. The church is at 510 Poinsettia A ve. Call 385-0352.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK Pastor J ohnson's Sunday sermon is entit led "God's Presence" based on P salm 139:7-12. Sunday school is available for a ll ages. Maxine Johnson, adult t eacher, continues the study of D avid in II Samuel Chapter 11 w hich tells the story of David and B athsheba. Wendy Gracia teaches t he youth class and discusses i ssues of today and how the Bible i nstructs us. Youth Band meets at 5 p.m. Y outh group meets at 6 p.m. On Monday, March 21, the C rafty Ladies will meet for the last t ime until the fall. Completed c rafts will be boxed for shipment t o Bonclarken Gift Shop in Flat R ock, N.C. On Thursday, Men's Fellowship w ill meet at The Depot for breakf ast and then return to the church f or a short Bible study and then to a member's house for a work project. The church is at 215 E. Circle Street (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). Call 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING "Only One Gospel" will be the title of Sunday morning's sermon given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer. Youth Group (ages 11-18) meets Tuesday in fellowship hall for homework time, Bible study and dinner. Newcomers wanted. Wednesday, March 23 Adult Bible study is Wednesday morning in the adult classroom with guest speaker George Martin, deacon. Confirmation class is Thursday from 3:45-4:45 p.m. in teen classroom.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moore's sermon this week will be: "Just One Look" with scripture from Isaiah 45:22. Communion is offered weekly. Service will also include Abby Bernardo singing "El Shaddai;" Walle Woodworth and Gayle Brockett singing "The Communion Story;" Mina West, Karla Morrissette, Pat West and Dorothy Newton singing "Worthy is the Lamb;" and The Heartland Singers will sing "My Lord and I." Church members will be going on a bus trip to Holy Land on Monday, March 28. The public is invited to go. Reservations must be made and paid for by Saturday. Heartland Singers practice on Tuesdays. Tuesday night adult Bible study will be taught by Pastor Ted Moore. The Young Adult and Children's Programs on Wednesday are taught by George Kelly, Jon and Amanda Armentrout and Toby Cribbs. It features a free meal. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix). Look for the lighthouse. Call 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID The Rev. Fred Ball, senior pastor, will preach at the Heritage Worship Service and the Celebration Worship Service on the Lenten theme: "He Chose the Nails." Claude Burnett, pastoral assistant, will preach at the New Song Contemporary Worship Service in Rob Reynolds Hall. Nursery care is available for all morning events. Children's Church will meet at the Sonshine Club House. Saturday, March 26, will be a Habitat for Humanity Work Day at Mason's Ridge from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Church is three blocks east of U.S. 27 at 500 Kent Ave. Call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, "Prepare for Leadership" is taken from I Timothy 4. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message in the morning service. There's been a "change in plans." The end-of-the-month-sing and fellowship will be a week early so to the departing "snowbirds" can be here for it. That will be the evening service. The Wednesday evening service will be praise, prayer and Bible study.Resurrection Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK On the Second Sunday of Lent, the sermon will b e based on the third chapter of John This week the church will be cele brating Lowell Mills'25th annive rsary as organist serving Resurrection Lutheran Church. Coffee and cake will be served in Burke Hall after the last service i n his honor.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, the sermon topic will be "Song of Deliverance" taken from Psalm 121. Lenten Service at 12 p.m. Wednesday with soup luncheon to follow.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING This is the Secon d Sunday of Lent. Pastor Keith Simmons will be preaching on "Which Man to Follow." The Scripture reading will be from Romans 5:12-19. Continued from page 7B Church News 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. Continued on page 9B

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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 18, 2011Page 9B RELIGION EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the R edeemer .Service time is 9:30 w ith Holy Communion. Coffee hour f ollowing services. Newcomers w elcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail r edeemer1895@aol.com Web site: r edeemeravon.com. The church is a t 839 Howe's Way, Avon Park ( two miles north of Sun 'N Lake B oulevard, across from Wells D odge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 3 3870. Sunday Services: Holy E ucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy E ucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek s ervice on Wednesday at 6 p.m. S unday School for all ages at 9 a .m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. u ntil 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. s ervice ends. Wednesday: Adult B ible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are a lways welcome. The Rev. Jim K urtz, rector. Church office 3857 649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake P lacid, FL33852. Phone: 4650 051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, R ector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 1 0:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday e vening: Holy Communion with H ealing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child c are available at the 8 a.m. and 1 0:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come s ee what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 T hunderbird Road, (863) 8350 869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior p astor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 1 0:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday s ervices at 7 p.m. We offer "Kid C ity" Children's Ministry throughout a ll services, and there are variosu o ther classes for teens, married c ouples, "prime-timers," and Bible s tudies in Spanish. "Kid City" Day C are, Preschool and After-School M onday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For r egistration call: 385-3111). Check u s out on the Web atwww.sebringg race.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration M inistries, (non-denominational) 2 200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 3 3825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533 771. Sunday service: Sunday S chool, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a .m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. p rayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W .H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church ( ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview D rive., Sebring. David Thoresen, D eacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, t hird and fifth Sunday each month, a nd Rev. Jefferson Cox on the seco nd and fourth Sunday of each m onth. Jim Helwig, organist/choir d irector. Worship service at 9:30 a .m.; Holy Eucharist is every S unday. Coffee hour on the first a nd third Sunday of each month. C ouncil meeting on the first M onday of month; Ladies Group W ELCAmeets at noon second M onday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable G arden Club meets as needed. L abyrinth Prayer Garden open s even days a week to congretation a nd community. Like to sing? C ome 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 471-2663 or seechristlutheranavonpark.org. Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday school for children and adult Bible classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is served the first and third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday worship service is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m. each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faith's Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3851163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com. ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Early Sunday service, 8 a.., Sunday school at 9:10 a.m. and the second service at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and Noel Johnson, youth and family life. Worship schedule for December through Easter: Worship service 8 and 11 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; (Children's Church, 11 a.m. only); and Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship schedule for summer through fall: Worship service, 9 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; Education Hour 10:30 a.m. Additional services: Lent and Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.; Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship activities: Youth Group, Senior Citizens, Younger Side Adults, Ladies Missionary League, Ladies Guild, Small group studies as scheduled. Music: Choir and hand chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5 years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. License: C14H10020: Susan Norris, director. Visit us online at: www.vchurches.com/trinitylutheranlp. NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 years to fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 8:15 and 10 a.m.; Bible study, 10 and 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening worship, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and children's church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3140482, lindadowning@live.com.Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www.christiantrainingministries.net Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Children's & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry.www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kid's World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary) in the main sanctuary. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer Wednesday and Saturday services at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturer's Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Children's Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of God's Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and children's church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com. Web site:www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, informal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:307 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Women's Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, adult and college age, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Youth Group (ages 1118), 4-7 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available for Sunday worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Gail Sparks, director of youth ministry. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com,118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8:15 and 9:30 a.m.; and contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. in Friendship Hall. Avariety of Sunday school classes for adults and children are at 9:45 and 11 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Children's Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,springlakepc@embarqmail.com,Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com,Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Women's Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL3387 0. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pasto r. Traditional Worship Service at 8:1 0 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuar y, Contemporary Worship in the FL C at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:3 0 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist You th Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sunday s with Rick Heilig, youth directo r. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worsh ip service is broadcast over WIT S 1340 on AM dial. There is a nurse ry available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 South Lake Avenue, Avo n Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R James Weiss, Pastor, Sunda y School 9 a.m., Worship 10:3 0 a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Praye r Shawl Ministry on the second an d fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m for women who love God and cro cheting. Visit us at our church We b site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodis t Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overloo king Lake Clay) Lake Placid, F L, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pasto r. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastor al assistant. Sunday schedul e: Heritage Worship Service, 8:3 0 a.m. (October-May only); Scho ol School for all ages, 9:30 a.m .; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worsh ip service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nur sery care provided every Sunda y morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m (October-May only). We offe r Christ-centered Sunday scho ol classes, youth programs, Bib le studies, book studies and Christia n fellowship. We are a congregatio n that want to know Christ and mak e Him known. Call the church offic e at 465-2422 or check out ou r church Web site at www.memo rialumc.com. St. John United Methodis t Church, 3214 Grand Prix Driv e, Sebring, FL33872. The Re v. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pasto r. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunda y Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for a ll services. Phone 382-173 6. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodis t Church, 8170 Cozumel Lan e, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyd e Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship ser vice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Stud y meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesda y. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. o n Thursday. Church office phon e: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church o f Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, F L 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 2 7 and Hammock Road). Sunday wo rship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion wi th worship first Sunday of mont h; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. a ll other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For mor e information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@ea rth link.net or check theWeb si te sebringemmanuelucc.com. N o matter who you are or where yo u are on life's journey, you're we lcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP Sunday school will be led by t he Rev. Wendell Bohrer and will m eet in the Fidelis Room. They w ill be studying "Preparing for L eadership." They will be looking a t the Scripture I Timothy 4:6-16. Children's Sunday school is The K ids'Zone. There is also a nurse ry available. Don't forget The K ids'Zone meets Wednesdays e venings.Southside Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Rev. David A ltman will speak on "The Arm of F lesh Will Fail You" from C olossians 2:11-23 in the Sunday m orning worship service. C hildren's church and a nursery a re available. The pastor will speak on, House of Prayer For All Nations" i n the evening worship service. Monday at 1 p.m., Women for M issions will meet. The church is at 379 S. C ommerce Ave. Call 385-0752.Spring Lake Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning sermon, "Now You've Got It" will be delivered by the Rev. Barbara Laucks, taken from the Scripture John 3:1-17.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. The pastor's sermon Sunday will be "The Meaning of Descipleship" (second sermon in a series on the cross). A Choir Appreciation potluck will follow the service.The Way ChurchSEBRING "Crossing the Jordan" is the title of Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum's message with Scripture from Joshua Chapters 3 and 4. The Way Church is at 1005 North Ridgewood Drive. Church phone is 471-6140 and the pastor's cell phone is 214-6190. For church information and messages go to www.thewaychurch.org. Continued from page 8B Snapshots With the recent tsunami in Japan causing destruction and loss of life in the thousands, I am reminded of Biblical prophecy regarding the end times. The disciples of Jesus had asked Christ what the sign of his coming would be, and of the end of the world. (Matthew 24:3) Jesus told them that leading up to the end, there would be wars amongst nations, famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in diverse places. All these are the beginning of sorrows (Matthew 24:7,8). This means that there would not only be an increase of wars, sicknesses, and natural disasters, but they would happen in a variety of places. In recent months, we have seen devastation by tsunamis and earthquakes around the world including New Zealand, Indonesia, Haiti and now Japan. These are only a handful of the catastrophic events of which we have received reports. When considering the recent destruction to each of these islands, it makes it easy to believe the prophecy in Revelation when "every mountain and island" will be moved out of their places. (Revelation 6:16) John the Revelator also wrote, "there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found." (Revelation 16:18,20). Yet it seems people still ignore the warning signs that the end is in view. Many live as though they will be here forever and that nothing will change. Thus, their lifestyle is never examined, God is not feared, and eternity is ignored. As I write this, it is estimated that 10,000 were killed along the coast of Japan. Many towns have been changed or lost forever. Many who lost their family members will never be the same. But until it is our family, or even us, this awful earthquake will remain another piece of disturbing news added to the other chaotic events we've grown accustomed to hearing about. There is a danger of becom ing so desensitized to the crises around us that we become calloused to the reality that these are the signs that the end is near. It is high time that we wake up, and prepare to meet God. As Jesus told his disciples, "These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world" (John 16:33). My friend, there is no need to fear. Christ offers peace to the heart that trusts in Him. If you wi ll give your heart to Jesus, ask Him to cleanse you of your sin, He wil l give you the assurance of eternal life. Then you will be prepared fo r the end times. Luke Knickerbocker is the pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Lake Placid, Florida, located on 216 E. Park St. Email him at knickprint@yahoo.com. Earthquakes and the end times Timeless Treasure Luke Knickerbocker

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Sunday, brother M ichael Hawsey of Michael H awsey Ministries will s peak and minister in song at W orld Harvest and R estoration Church, 2200 N. A von Blvd. He will be a ccompanied by Tomorrow's N ews (Victor Hall Family) B and. Everyone is welcome.Faith Missionary Baptist church hosts seminarSEBRING End Times S eminar will be presented at F aith Missionary Baptist C hurch from March 20-23 at 6 p.m. The bulk of the less ons will be presented via D VD with a discussion afterw ards. Ernest Booth, a prev ious pastor of this church, w ill present this seminar. He is now 87 years old and says the DVD format is the only way he has the strength to share his passion. Booth will be preaching and introducing the seminar at 11 a.m. Sunday, but the actual seminar will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday. The church is at 1708 LaGrange Ave. This is a free seminar.Bill Lewis in concert SundayLAKE PLACID Bill Lewis will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday in the church sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, 119 E. Royal Palm St.Ventriloquist, puppeteers at CalvaryAVON PARK Evangelists Wayne and Hattie Nelson from Lakeland will be at Calvary Baptist from March 20-23. Services Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The church is at 2220 U.S. 27 South.St. Catherine Church plans White MassSEBRING All area residents are invited to a White Mass dedicated to those in health care: doctors, nurses, health care workers and medical students of all faiths. The occasion provides an opportunity to pray together to "Jesus, the Divine Physician and the Eternal Healer" to bestow his blessings upon health professionals because they are regularly called to make life and death decisions in their daily routine. The White Mass will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24 at St. Catherine Church, 820 Hickory St. Father Michael Cannon, pastor of St. James Church in Lake Placid, will be the homilist; Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor of Our Lady of Grace in Avon Park, will concelebrate the Mass with Father JosŽ Gonz‡lez, pastor of St. Catherine. Call 385-0049.Sebring Aglow presents prayer breakfastSEBRING The Sebring Aglow presents Sebring Prayer Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, March 24 at the Kenilworth Lodge. The breakfast will be catered by Chef Mac. Guest speaker will be Wendel Smith from Cutting Edge Ministries. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by sending a check or money order (be sure to note it is for Prayer Breakfast) to: The Sebring Aglow, P.O. Box 8005, Sebring, FL33872 or at www.sebringlighthouse.com. Snapshots Special to the News-SunSEBRING Dr. Renald S howers will be the Bible t eacher at the next Bible and M issionary Conference spons ored by SIM in Sebring. The c onference runs from Sunday t hrough Friday. Dr. Showers is well known t hroughout the USAand i nternationally for his stirring m essages on prophecy and w orld events. He has a uthored many books and t aught at the seminary level. During this conference his t opic is "What On Earth Is G od Doing." It presents the B ible's philosophy of history b y tracing the conflict of the a ges between God and Satan throughout the course of history. It shows how the Bible fits together as a unit, gives insight into why events have taken place in the past, why the world is the way it is today, and where the world is going in the future. World mission updates will be brought by Tony and Jean Floyd who have spent many years with SIM in Paraguay. The opening service is Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday the sessions are at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The SIM Chapel is on Schlosser Road, off Sparta Road in Sebring. The conference is free and open to everyone. Showers to speak at next SIM Bible and Missionary Conference Courtesy photo Dr. Renald Showers will be the Bible teacher at the next Bible and Missionary Conference sponsored by SIM in Sebring. As the writer of this column, I have o ften questioned God about my circums tances. Some of the questions that I h ave asked Him are "Why do I have to g o through this?" "How long?" and When?" I have also told God things such as, I didn't ask for this," or "I don't u nderstand!" The bitterness and hardn ess of heart has also overtaken me in t he past due to being a victim of my circ umstances. Throughout your life, have y ou ever encountered some difficult t imes that might have caused you to q uestion God? Have you become numb a nd bitter because you got tired of cryi ng or even feeling? God understands why we struggle w ith these emotions and have these q uestions. He allows it, and sometimes i t is even to be expected. However, God h as offered us other solutions to help us t hrough our difficulties because of Jesus C hrist. In my previous article, I emphas ized the importance of trusting God on a daily basis regardless of how we feel, w hat we see, or what we don't see. "For w e walk by faith, not by sight" (II C orinthians 5:7). As we work daily to put II C orinthians 5:7 into practice, God has a lso promised us His peace in the midst o f whatever our circumstances are, and H e tells us how to maintain this peace. In my past article, "To Live by Faith, N ot by Sight," I talked about how the d isciples had the opportunity to spend much time with Jesus on earth before His death and burial. They had to wait patiently trusting that He would appear again to them as just as He said He would. After Jesus'final appearance before His ascension into Heaven, He told the disciples in John 16:20 that when it was His time to return to the Father, they would be filled with sorrow. However, He also told them that there sorrow would turn to joy (John 16:22). While Jesus was preparing the disciples for His departure to be with the Father, He told them that in Him they may have peace (John 16:33). Also, Jesus told them in verse 33, "In the world, you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." John 14:25-27 tells us how He would still be with us even after His going to the father. "These things have I spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." All of our circumstances are different. At times, things may seem more difficult than others. When those questions start rolling through our minds, we have the privilege of meditating on what Jesus Christ has done for us and trust Him to take care of us regardless of what our difficulties are and submit our requests to God. Jesus told His disciples in John 16:23, "Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full." God knows everything about us, and His son has already experienced what any of us have or ever will. Thankfully, we have been given the privilege of bringing our needs before the Lord at anytime. "Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need" (Hebrews 4:14-16). Leslie Deese is a Sebring resident. She can be reached at ljb_628@yahoo.com. Peace in the midst of life's difficult circumstances Come To The River Leslie Deese FRIDAY Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. Call 314-0891. American Legion Post 25 hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Cost is $6. Shrimp also is available for same price. Open to the public. Tickets in the lounge on Friday night. Lounge hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 has karaoke from 7 p.m. until final call at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Post open at noon. Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Breakfast Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Rotary Club building. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. Call 385-8118. Buttonwood Bay Squares meets first and third Friday in recreation hall, Sebring. Early rounds are from 7-7:30 p.m., alternate mainstream/plus/rounds are from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. CallLarry Gow at 382-6995. Grand Prix Cloggers Beginner classes are at 9 a.m., EZ Intermediate classes are at 10 a.m., and Intermediate classes are at 11 a.m. every Friday at Reflection on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers a class in Lake Placid at the Sunshine RV Resort from 911 a.m. Friday. Call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net. Highlands Social Dance Club hosts ballroom dancing every Friday, October through March from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway. Dance the night away to the music of the area's Big Bands. All club dances are open to the public. Appropriate dress required. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. Call 385-6671. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. There is a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8.50 per person. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 4652661. 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. Call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Fridays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves chicken or fish baskets from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 donation. Blind darts is played at 7 p.m. 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 4713557. Smoke-free environment. Lounge is open from 3-10 p.m. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves beef franks an d Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 6553920. Sebring Recreation Clu b plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. a t 333 Pomegranate Ave. Call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. Texas Hold em lessons, 2 p.m. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves pizza from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at th e post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 3858902. Volunteers of America o f Florida is a nonprofit organ ization in Sebring that specializes in assisting person' s with mental illness. We are pleased to announce our Drop in Center is open to individuals with a mental illness 6 days a week from 11am to 3 pm. The center offers a welcoming environment where individuals are accepted and feel comfortable. Call Wendy at 863382-2022.SATURDAY American Association o f University Women meets a t 10 a.m. third Saturday at various locations. Call 4652581 or 452-2493. 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 Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 69 in AvonPark serves dinner at 5 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4 6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Lakes Association has a pancake breakfast on the third Saturday of every month. $ 4 for adults, $2 for children under 12. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. Avon Park Public Librar y has a free Adult Film Series at noon. Call 452-3803. Heartland Avian Society meets at 1 p.m. third Saturday at various homes or a restaurant. Pet bird owners meet to share food and fellowship and take occassional field trips. Looking for other bird owne rs to join us. Call Sharol at 46 57350. Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding session s for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. Call Mary McClelland, 452-0006. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) has a fle a market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m ., country store open from 8 a.m. to noon and pancake breakfast served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Vendors are welcome. No setup fee is charged for the summer months. Plenty of off road parking. Call 382-2208. Highlands Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 825 Sunbird Terr. (Community Center off Thunderbird Road). Call Bo b Seybolt at 471-6077. COMMUNITYCALENDAR

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By JAKE COYLE APEntertainment WriterDisaster films will really g et interesting when they s tart running out of iconic s kylines to destroy. How a bout "Battle: Wichita" or Deep Impact: Albany"? "Battle: Los Angeles" d oesn't rely as much as its g enre brethren on the gleeful h orror of seeing familiar l andmarks burn. (We don't e ven get a shot of the Hollywood" sign in f lames.) Instead, this West C oast version of alien invas ion distinguishes itself as a n urban warfare film and a p atriotic advert for the M arines. Like so many of these f ilms, "Battle: Los Angeles" o pens on urgent news reports a nnouncing that "the world i s at war." CNN snippets are l aced throughout the movie, a nd it's easy to see their f unction in relaying exposit ion. But it's rather terrifying t o think that even extra-terr estrials can't stop the 24/7 s tream of cable news. The date is Aug. 12, 2011. A lien ships, first appearing l ike a cluster of meteors, breach" the Earth and q uickly make their violent i ntentions clear, shooting g un-like weapons and disc harging flying mechanical d roids. One of the 12 ships l ands just off the shore of L .A.'s laid-back Santa M onica. The film flashes back 24 h ours to introduce the handf ul of Marines whom we will f ollow into battle. Staff S ergeant Nantz (Aaron E ckhart) is retiring after a p articularly rough mission o nly vaguely referred to. T hough it's his last day, the w eary veteran is dispatched t o assist a platoon of young M arines (Ne-Yo, Cory H ardrict among them) e xpecting to head to A fghanistan. We get brief visions of t heir soon-to-change lives, a ll in various stages of hete rosexual development: one i s a virgin, another engaged, a nother with a pregnant w ife. It's the first hint that d irector Jonathan Liebesman ( "The Texas Chainsaw M assacre: The Beginning") a nd screenwriter Chris B ertolini are most interested i n a conventional war film. A ll the hallmarks are here, w ith handheld cameras and r ousing, "ooh-rah" solidarity just with the notable e xception of enemy species. Once the aliens have lande d, the unit is sent into Santa M onica with the seemingly i nconsequential task of resc uing a handful of civilians ( Bridget Moynahan, Michael P ena) trapped at a police station. They're told to "kill anything that's not human," which can be a challenging distinction even on Santa Monica's best days. Masked in a haze or jumping from rooftops, the aliens aren't seen straight on for some time. When we eventually do get a good look at them, they aren't anything special. Above all else, the audience demands unique extra-terrestrials in such a movie: a radical set of fangs, at least, or some new, ravishing variation of antennae. As the marines make their way through the wreckage and various skirmishes with the aliens, great care is taken to portray military hierarchy. In command is Lieutenant William Martinez (Ramon Rodriguez), whom Nantz guides as a subordinate advisor. There's great trepidation among the platoon for Nantz, who's rumored to have led several of his men into death. But Nantz keeps the group focused and grounded, much as the talented Eckhart ("The Dark Knight," "Thank You For Smoking") does for the film. With a square jaw and reluctant eyes, Eckhart fits the part well, and does a great deal to keep "Battle: Los Angeles" engaging. He and Liebesman manage to pull off the ultra-seriousness for much of the film, before a laughable speech of tearyeyed inspiration finally does them in. In times of great terrorist concerns, there's obvious comfort in depicting a war with such a clear-cut enemy: If we can't straighten out Afghanistan, at least we can kick some alien behind. The spectacle of disaster is oddly lacking throughout. At one point, our jaws are supposed to drop for an obliterated freeway onramp. There's also little sense of Los Angeles: No terrified actors running from set, no jokes that a sophisticated subway system would have really come in handy with aliens buzzing overhead. Instead, the movie stays surprisingly close to the ground, bogged down in block-by-block combat. Los Angeles traffic triumphs again. (In reality, 90 percent of the film was shot in lowtax Louisiana.)Jane Eyre'There's been no shortage of film versions of Charlotte Bronte's classic tale of romance and woe. Now, yet another take on the 1847 novel has come to the screen, with Cary Joji Fukunaga directing Moira Buffini's script, which shakes things up by messing with the narrative structure. It begins with Jane fleeing the imposing Thornfield Hall in hysterics and is told mainly in flashback, which creates tension from the start even if you know the story. Fukunaga may seem like an odd choice to direct such revered literary material; his last film, "Sin Nombre," was a contemporary and violent tale of Central Americans making their way through Mexico on their way to the United States. But both are about people searching for a place to belong, and they share a visceral immediacy. Visually and tonally, his "Jane Eyre" is muted, stripped-down; it's gooey and marshy, vast and grassy, anything but lush and that's what makes it beautiful. The pacing might even be a bit too low-key, but because it is, and because the attraction between Jane and Rochester simmers for so long, it makes the passionate bursts stand out even more. Regardless of aesthetics, the relationship between these two guarded people is at the heart of the story it's the source of emotion and Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender challenge and beguile each other beautifully. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including a nude image and brief violent content. 103 minutes. Three stars out of four. Christy Lemire, AP Movie CriticRed Riding Hood' This aims not for little girls who want to hear a fairy tale before they go to sleep at night, but rather for teenage girls who want a soapy melodrama full of angst and hair product with some supernatural flourishes thrown in. Does that sound vaguely familiar to you? It should. "Red Riding Hood" suggests what it might look like if the kids from "Twilight" got dressed up and went to the Renaissance Faire. And that is not a good thing. Catherine Hardwicke, who directed the first "Twilight" movie, is working from a script by "Orphan" writer David Leslie Johnson, which takes this classic story and turns it into a medieval love triangle. Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) would rather be with the bad boy she loves than the good guy she's been arranged to marry. She knows that Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), a hunky woodcutter, is wrong for her, but she longs to run away with him, rather than live a safe, comfortable life with Henry (Max Irons). They all live in a tiny village on the edge of a dark, dangerous forest, where everyone is more on edge than usual following the latest werewolf attack. Hardwicke depicts the place in haunted fashion, with scenery and lighting that often have a misty, ethereal, almost otherworldly glow. But then the set design feels super chintzy, like something you'd see in a theme park. Rated PG-13 for violence and creature terror, and some sensuality. 100 minutes. One and a half stars out of four. Christy Lemire, AP Movie Critic DearAbby: While standing in a checkout line yesterday, I witnessed a cashier speak to the older woman in front of me in a condescending manner. She kept calling her "Sweetie" and talking to her as if she were a 3-year-old. The woman was obviously offended, but said nothing. I experienced this kind of behavior often when my mother was alive. Receptionists, waitresses, store clerks and others would direct their questions to me and talk to me while my mother stood there, perfectly capable of answering the questions herself. I'm sure these people did not intend to be rude or disrespectful. However, it was extremely annoying to both Mother and me. Because a person is elderly does not mean he or she is senile. Regardless of their mental capacity, older people have earned the right to be treated with dignity and respect. Offended in Kingsport, Tenn. DearOffended: I'm glad you wrote. I have seen it happen, too, and with people who should have known better. And when it did happen, the offender was sometimes called on it in a way that wasn't at all "sweet." Readers, if this letter strikes a familiar chord, please remember that most senior citizens are completely in control of their faculties and treat them accordingly. (Or risk losing a customer.) DearAbby: At least two or three times a week, I receive requests for donations from various organizations. Many times the envelopes contain address labels, calendars and notepads. As much as I would like, I can't afford to donate to every cause. Is it wrong to use these "gifts" if I don't contribute? It's a shame to waste them especially the address labels. No one else can use them. I'm sure I'm not the only person who struggles with this moral dilemma. I'd really like your input. Feeling Guilty in North Caroli na DearFeeling Guilty: The organ izations that send those unsolicited mailings count on the recipients feeling so guilty that they'll send something. If using the unsolicited "gifts" makes you feel guilty, toss them or don't open the env elope in the first place. Compile a list of those causes that you wish to giv e to, decide what amount you have to donate to all of them divide the total and send your checks. And as you do check them off your list to make sure you won't accidentally give twice because many (not all) organization s solicit more than once a yea r, hoping donors will forget they have given and send more. DearAbby: I am seeing a therapist for my depression The problem is I find myse lf wanting to have sexual rela tions with him. I'm 23, and he's older than my father, who is 63. What's wrong with me? Obviously, I can' t have an affair with my ther apist, and I desperately do no t want to change doctors. Please help. Lovesick Patient in Monta na DearLovesick: What's going on with you is very common. There is a name f or it: transference. While this may be embarrassing to you I assure you your therapist has heard it before. It's not necessary that you change doctors, but it is important that you be honest about your feelings. (Nobody eve r said therapy was for the fai nt of heart.) Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For everything you need to know about wedding planning, order How to Have a Lovely Wedding.' Send a busi ness-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds only) to: Dear Abby Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included in the price.) www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 18, 2011Page 11B THE LINCOLN LAWYERR(Matt Damon,Emily Blunt)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU PG13(Matt Damon,Emily Blunt)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30RANGOPG(Animated Voices by Johnny Depp,Abigail Breslin)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30HALL PASSR(Owen Wilson)2:15 4:15 7:15 9:15GNOMEO & JULIET 2DG(Animated)2:15 4:15 7:15 9:15THE KINGS SPEECHR(Geoffrey Rush,Colin Firth)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30 The NewFAIRMOUNTCINEMA63750 US 27 N. 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LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Friday, March 18, 201110DAVID ARQUETTEHe's been sort of an actor over the years, but until recently he's mostly been known as Patricia's and Rosanna's brother and Courteney Cox's husband. He's now carving out an independent identity as a train wreck, so good for him. The announcement that he and Cox were divorcing sent Arquette on the rounds of tabloid media, spilling so much embarrassing personal information that soon everyone was asking, "What took Courteney so long?" He checked into rehab in January (not wanting to miss New Year's eve). An earlier version of this list had David Hasselhoff at No. 10, but Arquette pulled ahead by getting into a car accident in Hollywood on March 4.9RANDYQUAIDMost train wrecks get their start at a young age, and then they either wise up (congrats, Robert Downey Jr.) or become even worse. But the veteran character actor Quaid wasn't a figure of controversy until three years ago, when he received a lifetime ban from Actors Equity for allegedly terrorizing his fellow cast members in a theater production. More recently, he and his wife have been living like Thelma and Louise, facing legal proceedings for allegedly skipping out on a large hotel bill, and seeking asylum in Canada on the grounds that a gang of "Hollywood star whackers" is out to get them. Unlike many on this list, Quaid might not yet have hit rock bottom.8TARAREIDReid isn't a great actress, but at one time she looked like she was going places, landing a small but memorable part in a Coen Brothers film ("The Big Lebowski") and a key role in a major hit ("American Pie") before age 25. But tabloid reports of her partying soon obscured any work she was doing, and she became a cautionary tale after undergoing a visibly botched liposuction. Her breast implants weren't much better, as a nation discovered when she drunkenly exposed herself on the red carpet at Diddy's birthday party in 2004. Reid recently announced that a "Big Lebowski 2" was in the works; news that surprised everyone else in the world, including the Coens.7TOM SIZEMOREHollywood is chock full of DUIs and marijuana busts, but methamphetamine is another thing entirely. Sizemore seemed to be on the road to a solid career as a supporting player following his performance as the sergeant in "Saving Private Ryan," but he's spent nearly all his time since then making straight-to-DVD flicks for quick cash, while battling addiction and legal problems. His rap sheet includes a conviction for assaulting girlfriend Heidi Fleiss and a bust for meth possession that landed him in jail. Other embarrassments on his resume: a sex tape, an appearance on "Celebrity Rehab," and the use of a device called a "Whizzinator" in an attempt to beat a drug test.6BRITNEYSPEARSAfew more years of relatively good behavior, and Spears may enter the Downey Zone and find her way off lists like this. But memories of her prime train wreck days are still fresh. Her wild child days started innocently enough, with an impulsive Vegas marriage to a childhood friend and quick annulment. But a short, tumultuous marriage to Kevin Federline set the stage for her to go crazy after her divorce: shaving her head, attacking cars with an umbrella, rehab, tanking at the VMAs, losing custody of her children. After a brief psychiatric commitment in early 2008, Spears was placed under the conservatorship of her father, and has since quieted down considerably. Good for her, if bad for the gossip rags.5WHITNEY HOUSTONDid anyone see this coming when Whitney burst on the scene as a wholesome, bell-voiced 21year-old? Not long after her marriage to serial bad boy Bobby Brown, some telltale train wrecky signs began appearing: skipping interviews, working less, being replaced just before a scheduled appearance at the Academy Awards. By the time she was appearing with her husband on the reality show "Being Bobby Brown," the hoarse, disheveled and foul-mouthed Houston was unrecognizable as the girl who was once "Saving All My Love For You." She has since divorced Brown and admitted to past drug use, but her most recent CD and tour revealed an artist who is a shell of her former self.4ANDYDICKBizarre behavior is part of Dick's comedy repertoire, but in the time since his stint on "NewsRadio," most of his craziness hasn't been an act. He's been arrested for drug possession, DUI, urinating on a building and groping women. Arecurring theme with Dick's antics is how often he's made himself obnoxious to other stars. He's been thrown off the set of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" for repeatedly touching fellow guest Ivanka Trump, licked the faces of female celebrities at a roast of William Shatner, and gotten in a fistfight with former co-star Jon Lovitz. Most recently, he got himself thrown out of an adult film awards show for you guessed it harassing a porn star.3LINDSAYLOHANShe's only 24, but Lohan has already accomplished enough to merit a train wreck lifetime achievement award. Remember the good old days when a teenage Lindsay supposedly feuding with Hilary Duff was considered hot copy? In just the last five years, Lohan's career has imploded amidst drunk driving arrests, constant clubbing and an incredible six separate visits to rehab. The charge that she stole a $2,500 necklace from a jewelry store, which awaits legal resolution, could be her biggest crisis yet, with the prospect of more time behind bars. There's good news for Lohan, though: her mother assures us she's just fine2CHARLIE SHEENHere's the thing about Sheen: Had the last two weeks never happened, he'd still be high on this list. He was expelled from high school even before becoming a public figure, and first went to rehab in 1990. He spent the '90s dating porn stars and appearing on the Heidi Fleiss client roll. Sheen nearly overdosed in 1998, which seemed to set him relatively straight for a while, but it's been a nearly constant litany of tabloid headlines since his Christmas Eve 2009 arrest after an altercation with then-wife Brooke Mueller. From there, it was a short step to last fall's hotel room trashing in Manhattan, the two-day bender and hospitalization in January, tiger blood, the goddesses, "winning" and a million Twitter followers. 1MELGIBSONWhy is Gibson No. 1? Because the fall has been so steep. (Notice anyone else on this list who has won an Oscar?) His beliefs have always been controversial, and there had long been chatter in Hollywood about how much he drank. But the train wreck portion of his career truly began in 2006 with his arrest for DUI in Malibu, Calif., and the belligerent antiSemitic remarks he made to the arresting officer. His public breakup with girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva included charges and countercharges of violence, capped by her release of several tapes on which someone believed to be Gibson engages in lengthy offensive rants. Gibson reportedly has offered his support to Sheen, which is reason enough to keep him in the top spot. Retired train wrecks: Those who have stayed out of trouble long enough to where they've officially jumped the tracks and mostly made us forget their former issues. Drew Barrymore and Robert Downey Jr. are the official Hollywood poster children here. Special mention goes to Keith Richards, who clearly will never die. High-functioning train wrecks:Kiefer Sutherland is probably the best example, as he keeps enough space between his "incidents" that people never really consider him to be troubled. Web wrecks: Tila Tequila, obviously. Courtney Love transitioned from public crazy to Twitter crazy, but that switch cost her $430,000 in a libel settlement. If we see any more nude pictures of Chris Brown, put him on the list too. Surgical train wrecks: Pamela Anderson, Lisa Rinna, Mickey Rourke, Lara Flynn Boyle, Bruce Jenner. Train wrecks in training:Demi Lovato, Taylor Momsen, Miley Cyrus. They've all acted out in the public eye, but it's too soon to know if this is normal teenage misbehavior, or the start of a brilliant train wreck career. (Sorry, Mischa Barton: You're too old for this category now.) We're got our eye on you:Christina Aguilera. Rest in peace: Anna Nicole Smith, Corey Haim, Michael Jackson. Not much humor to be had here. For more news and features on TV, movies and celebrities, visit FILM.COM. LESSER CATEGORIES OF HOLLYWOOD TRAIN WRECK By Charlie Toft, Film.comCharlie Sheen's two weeks of dominating watercooler talk in America have refocused attention on that species known as the Hollywood Train Wreck. The downfall of the rich and famous will always result in fascination and (assuming things don't get truly sad) even a bit of schadenfreude. Here, we recall the 10 biggest Hollywood train wrecks in recent memory:Alook at Hollywood's bad behavior



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Dragons top Streaks in 11PAGE1BBaby still hospitalized after near drowningPAGE2A Friday-Saturday, March 18-19, 2011 www.newssun.com Volume 92/Number 32 | 50 cents 079099401001 HighLow 83 53Complete Forecast PAGE 6A Mostly sunny and pleasant Forecast Question: Do the events in Japan make you worry about the safety of U.S. nuclear plants? Next question: Will you attend the 12 Hours of Sebring? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Diane Bubb Age 69, of Sebring Philip S. Costello Age 56, of Lake Placid Geraldean Long Age 92, of A von Park Lillie Mae Moses Age 108, of Avon Park Alfred M. Schubert Jr. Age 77, of Sebring Betty Jean Sheffield Age 80, of Avon Park Deborah Yeggy Age 59, of Avon Park Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 47.9% No 52.1% Total votes: 96 Classifieds 9A Community Briefs2A Dear Abby 11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living 5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review/Times11B Religion 7B Sports On TV 2B Sudoku Puzzle 11B Index 59th running of the 12 Hours of Sebring News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Lisa Celentano (left) Don Elwell, and Miss 12 Hours of Sebring Katie Haviland wait as Dr. Don Panoz calls out the winning numbers for a coveted Hairpin Spin vacation prize. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh Florida kicked off Wednesday with one of the most popular events of the week, the Hairpin Spin. Local dignitaries, fans, and visitors gathered at Chateau lan to eat, drink and be merry all while benefiting local organizations. The Hairpin Spin broug ht together dozens of business es and sponsors pooling toget her to provide fabulous priz es for the dedicated race fans in attendance. The 17 priz es were valued from $200 priz es to the $4,000 grand prize an d included everything from s pa baskets to a all-expense spaid trip to the Bahamas. Patrons paid $25 for a s et Hairpin Spin starts Race Week with a bang NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 www.newssun.com PAGE12B By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Assistant City Manager Maria Sutherland informed city council last month that their recreation funding had been cut over $77,000 by county commissioners, and now the city is looking for ways to bridge the gap between budget and revenue. We are in the process of revising/modifying existing contracts with sports organizations that use the fields during specific times of the year, or exclusively all year, Sutherland wrote in an e-mail Wednesday. This task is very sensitive since the sports organizations are managed by moms and dads who have given their time, money and love to Avon Park to make things better for their children. We do not want to lose the relationship we have with those groups by imposing fees or closing parks, Sutherland added. The city had considered increasing the fees for service at the parks, and even looking at charging those outside the city more to participate, but Sutherland said that was not a viable option. It may prove unfeasible to charge user fees at some of our parks. If FRDAP (Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program) funds are used in parks, then we have to comply with the state in assuring that if a fee is imposed, then we cannot charge any group more than another, Sutherland wrote. So the concept of charging county users a fee and residents zero would not be compliant with the state. Sutherland stressed that she has been in contact Avon Park considers recreation options Has to fill $77,000 shortfall Sutherland See AVON, page 3A www.facebook.com/newssun Follow us on By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING By a 3-1 vote, county commissioners voted on Tuesday to turn down more than $1 million in state funds for assisted housing. The grant comes from the Federal Stimulus Act and is administered through the Community Redevelopment Block Grants, according to June Fisher, Community Services Director for the county. The grant is focused on revamping foreclosed homes. Commissioner Greg Harris stated that he felt the county should take the $1,029,84 from the state. I hear people that are passionate about helping others and I hear people who are passionate about the community needs. I say we give it a shot, put some people to work and turn some properties into productive homes, Harris said. But others on the commission held a different opinion after hearing that no county department was set up to administer the grant. It is just more than we can handle at this time, said Commissioner Don Elwell. I dont know how much stimulus this will give. I dont think that this particular item is a good item. It is not a great fit for us at this time. If we took these funds, we would have to put on more people and take on more expenses, said Jack Richie. It is something that we w ill have to forego, even thoug h we will leave some money o n the table. Chairwoman Barba ra Stewart agreed with Elwe ll and Richie. Our focus needs to be o n our existing housing pr ogram. We need to concentra te County turns down $1 million in assisted housing funds See COUNTY, page 3A BYBARRYFOSTER Special to the News-SunSEBRING Highcroft Racing, a team that has traditionally used its racingprogram to help charities, now is calling on fans toassist the victims of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami.Highcroft is funneling their effort through theNetwork for Good. The LMP1 contenderis carryingsignage on the sidepods and rear wing of their new ARX-01e, directing fans to their website at www.higcroftracing.com where they can then may donate to one or more of 21 different charities such as the Salvation Army, Red Cross, Save the Children and World Vision. It is with great pride that we have represented Honda since 2007 in international sports car racing. We have many many fans from Japan and we hope and pray they and the entire country, can stay safe and stay strong at this terrible time, said Highcro ft team principal Duncan Dayton. Highcrofts Japanese Earthqua ke appeal campaign also is is using t he teams social media outlets includin g Team, ALMS race to aid Japan Courtesy pho to The web site displayed on the side of the Highcroft Racings No. 01 Honda ARX-01e is just one way the team is trying to help raise money for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. More photosPAGE7A See HAIRPIN, page 8A See RACERS, page 8A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S The American Le Mans Series is helping the Red Cross efforts to provide assistance to Japanese victims of the earthquake and tsunami by helping promote the Red Cross text donation program.

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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 16: Michael Thomas Apuzzo, 41, of Sebring, was charged with resisting an officer without violence and driving while license suspended. Andrew Blaze Caridi, 19, of Sebring, was charged with battery. Horace Bernard Houston, 50, of Avon Park, was charged with burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, and petit theft. Nikolas Dewitt Massie, 28, of Avon Park, was charged with driving while license suspended or revoked. Pamela Jo White, 43, of Sebring, was charged with failure to appear reference battery. Nathaniel Wooden Jr., 47, of Avon Park, was charged with failure to appear reference failure to respond to game officers citation. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Tuesday, March 15: Christopher Alan Bass, 45, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended or revoked, second offense. Gary Wayne Dunford, 43, of Avon Park, was charged with failing to comply with court order. Ashley Nicole Esprit, 23, of Avon Park, was charged with grand theft, two counts. Philip Ignatius Filehne, 69, of Sebring, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; and refusing to submit to DUI test after license suspended. Tommy Dan Hipps, 23, of Sebring, was charged with using or possessing drug paraphernalia; possession of cannabis; domestic violence or battery, touch or strike; and resisting arrest without violence. Bethany Daniell Nettles, 20, of Avon Park, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Matthew Dawson Rice, 20, of Sebring, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; and possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. Ann Marie Sederback, 46, of Sebring, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Christopher Robert Selander, 30, of Lake Placid, was charged with criminal mischief, damaging property. Penny Arlene Stewart, 45, of Sebring, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. 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For more information, call Lorrie Key, coordinator, Corporate and Continuing Education, at 784-7033. To register for this workshop, call SFCC Registration at 784-7405. Silent Blessings Deaf Ministries at Community Church of God SundayLAKE PLACID Marshall Lawrence, executive director of Silent Blessings Deaf Ministries, will discuss lessons in communicating with deaf or hard of hearing people during a presentation at Community Church of God at 6 p.m. Sunday. Lawrence is the father of a deaf daughter. He has challenged himself to reach and encourage deaf individuals and their hearing families, and is committed to providing encouragement and support through the resources and activities of Silent Blessings and local churches. This presentation will appeal to all ages and uses video, music, humor and personal testimony. Lawrence is an accomplished musician and broadcaster who has traveled extensively and has written material for such well-known Christian artists as Sandi Patty and for theatrical musicals. He is one of the few musicians who collaborates with deaf writers to create music by for both the hearing and the deaf. Pastor Joe DeHart of Community Church of God invites the entire community to enjoy this special pro gram of information, mus ic and worship. The church i s at the corner of County Road 29 and Sun N Lake s Boulevard. There is no admission charge, but a free will offering will be taken. For more information about Silent Blessing Dea f Ministries, visit www.silentblessings.org.Heartland Pops Concert pays tribute to the Big Band Swing eraAVON PARK The Heartland Pops Concert Band will present a SwinginInto Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. Frida y at the South Florida Community Colleges Theatre for the Performin g Arts, Avon Park. This tribute to the Big Band swing era will highlight selections by Glen Miller, Satchmo, Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Henry Mancini George Gershwin and more. This concert will fe ature vocalist Shannon Ree d Marrero, 2010 Heartland Idol winner, singing famil iar Big Band favorites. The Heartland Pops wil l spotlight three talented high school musicians Jacob Hensley and Rafael Gomez from Sebring High School and Shane Robbin s from Avon Park High School, playing the familiar trumpet trio feature, Alexanders Ragtime Band. The spotlight will also shine on another talented Sebring High Schoo l student, alto saxophone player Myles Giller, the featured soloist for Harlem Nocturne. Ticket donations are on ly $8 and can be obtained from any Heartland Pops member or at the door. Children under the age of 12 are admitted free. Dont miss this evening of fabulous music celebra ting the Big Band Swing Era and spotlighting many very talented local performers. Visit the Web site at www.heartlandpops.org. For additional information call 314-8877. COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 5A One fall day in Guthrie, O kla., Glenda Porter was p reparing to call her younger s ister to wish her a happy b irthday. But before she c ould dial the number, her p hone rang. It was Angie, t he wife of her son, Sgt. R usty Dunagan, who was d eployed to an undisclosed l ocation in southwest Asia. She asked me if I was s itting down, and I just starte d crying, Glenda, 55, tells T he Unknown Soldiers. I s aid, Just tell me hes a live. This is the call that she, a nd every military mom with a son or daughter overseas, d reads beyond imagination. She said he was alive, b ut he lost both his legs, G lenda says. I started to l ose it, and then she said, He also lost his arm. Glenda hung up, cried and b egan frantically contacting r elatives. Her sister, Susan P orter, who had recently m oved to Pennsylvania, was e xpecting some 48th birthd ay shenanigans from her s ibling, until picking up the p hone and hearing a sound s hell never forget. She was screaming, S usan says of Glenda. She w asnt making any sense to m e, and I thought something h appened to our father, but it w as about Rusty. After realizing that there h ad been an explosion on S ept. 22, 2010 and that her n ephew was fighting for his l ife in Germany, Susan asked G lenda how she could help. I told her that we need as m any people to pray for R usty as possible, Glenda s ays. I told her to get on F acebook and put it on there, a nd she did. What happened next has Holding his hand By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING The 18month-old toddler who was rescued from his familys in-ground pool Tuesday morning remains in serious condition at Tampa General Hospital, according to Ellen Fliss, the hospitals public relations officer. Lt. Tim Lethbridge, who is conducting the investigation of the incident for the Highlands County Sheriffs office along with the Department of Children and Families, told the News-Sun Thursday morning that his understanding is the childs condition is critical. Lethbridge said because an investigation is underway he can release no details about the incident, including the names of those involved. When asked if the pool was fenced, he declined to answer specifically, but said it had a screen enclosure. Scott Mann, chief of the of the West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department, was the first on the scene. He said Thursday morning that he lives two streets away from where the incident occurred. When he was paged out he went directly to the house rather than waste time going to the fire station first, which is how he was able to begin CPR so quickly. The childs mother, Jaimie Crivello, has made posts to her Facebook page, which is how the News-Sun discovered her identity. According to her comments, her son Jaiden fell into the pool and was airlifted to Tampa General where he has been sedated ever since. She indicated it would take a few days to learn more about his condition. This is not the first submersion incident involving a child Crivello has endured. According to her postings on Facebook, eight years ago her son Elijah, then about the same age as Jaiden is today, also fell into a swimming pool and was flown to Tampa General. He survived, and Crivello indicated Jaiden seems in better condition now than Elijah was then. She said the family is waiting and praying. Toddler remains in serious condition after near drowning Special to the News-SunSEBRING More than 40 talented quilters displayed their projects as part of the Tanglethread Quilters quilt show on Wednesday. There were quilts, table runners, wall hangings, wearable clothing, purses and more among the entries. Among the items showcase at the clubhouse were the award-winning entries of Tanglethread Quilters members from the Highlands County Quilt Guild 2011 Show. Some of those winners were Margaret Comric, Sherry Fourez, Betty Fulmer and Celia Sorenson. Next years Tanglewood quilt club officers will be Barb Klavoon, co-chairman; Ruth Ann Yantis, co-chairman; and Ev DeVries, treasurer. Tanglethread Quilters annually make and donate a quilt to support the Tanglewood Cancer Research Benefit. They also donate quilt projects to Sebring community groups. Tanglethread Quilters show off News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR More than 40 quilters displayed their work at a show Wednesday at Tanglewood. See SOLDIER'S, page 8A

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Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The Florida Division of Forestry is presenting How to Have a Firewise Home from 12:30-3 p.m. Saturday at the Placid Lakes Home and Property Owners Association Inc. Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Boulevard. The workshop is designed to help homeowners learn how to best protect their homes from wildfire. Everyone is welcome to come to this free workshop. Fire is a natural part of Florida. Come learn simple things that you can do to make your home and community more wildfire safe. Workshop topics will include: how to know if you are at risk for wildfire, why homes burn, fires natural role in Florida, Firewise construction and landscaping, and the national Firewise Communities/USAprogram. Lunch will be provided at 12:30 p.m. and everyone will get free materials an d Firewise items. Call Sam W Bliss at 465-5291 or sign u p online at www.fireinflorida.org/fir ewise-community-workshops /. r einforced Glendas unshakea ble belief in God and the n ation her son fought for. T housands upon thousands o f compassionate citizens b egan joining the page, Hold My Hand, to send p rayers to Rusty and his f amily. People have just been so k ind, Glenda says about the F acebook page, which now h as almost 20,000 supporte rs. It really shows you h ow great America is. Susan thinks her nephews r esolve caused the massive o utpouring on the Facebook p age she created. We get so busy and c aught up with life, were u sed to conveniences and c ertain things, Susan, who i s planning an Aug. 6 benefit f or her nephew in their h ometown of Guthrie, says. But when we hear about t ragedy, and you can really p ut a face and name to it ... i t becomes a resource for p eople to be encouraged and f or people to do something. In the first days following t he explosion, Glenda would w ait for 4:30 a.m. phone c alls from a friend at the h ospital in Germany. News w as sometimes encouraging a nd sometimes grim. When I a sk the soldiers mom how m any surgeries Rusty has u nderwent since September, G lenda says shes lost t rack. He almost bled to death d uring his first surgery, and i t seemed like he was having surgeries and blood transfusions almost every other day, Glenda painfully recalls. But hes really strong Rusty is so strong. Today, Dunagan, 30, is continuing his long recovery in San Antonio. There have been bad days, but also some good ones, like when the wounded hero got to see his three stepchildren for the first time since the explosion. I was concerned about how that would go, Glenda admits. But they didnt act like anything was wrong; they went straight up to him and started hugging. Dunagan, who has a ninemonth-old baby with his wife, has gone through more uncertainty than most of us will in a lifetime. But through faith and genuine appreciation of his remaining blessings, this soldier is still fighting. Someone asked him why hes so positive, his mom says. He said its because he didnt pass out he remembers the explosion he looked down and saw his legs and an arm gone, and yelled for the medic. He thought he would die then, and thought he would die after it happened, Glenda continues. But he didnt, and he believes its a gift. Thats his attitude. When Glenda got that heartbreaking phone call from her daughter-in-law, she wanted to be told that Dunagan was alive. He is, with a grateful nation holding the hand he has left. To find out more about Tom Sileo, or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 18, 2011Page 3A GUARANTEED WEIGHT LOSS!CALL TODAY (863) 471-2500 LOSE YOUR WEIGHT FOR THE LAST TIME!13 Ryant Blvd. SebringCorner of 27 & Ryant Blvd.SAVE 50% OFF ENROLLMENT FEES Hurry! Offer Ends Soon! Tickets on sale now at the box ofce 10 AM 2 PM, 382-2525 or online at www.highlandslittletheatre.org.Musical by Matthew Sklar, Chad Bequelin and Tim Herlihy. Based on the film, its 1985 and rock-star wannabe Robbie is Jerseys favorite wedding singer. Hes the life of the party, until his own fiancee leaves him at the altar. Shot through the heart, Robbie hilariously makes every wedding as disastrous as his own. ADULT LANGUAGESpecial Preview Wed. March 23 March 25 April 10, 2011 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 By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Commissioners took a first l ook at the options for proposed tax abatem ent plan, and chose to give tax breaks to c ompanies that would create jobs in H ighlands County at their meeting on T uesday. The emphasis is jobs, jobs, jobs, John T allent, vice-chair of the Tax Abatement C ommittee for the Industrial Development A gency, told the board. Voters approved the abatement to stimulate the economy by 62 percent last August, and the IDAwas taking the lead on developing with criteria with county staff, Talent said. The commission was faced Tuesday with two basic options, labeled as Option Aand Option B, and initially discussed keeping both before settling on Option A. Although no formal vote was taken during the workshop, a poll by Tallent showed that commissioners preferred companies that would hire at least 10 people at 125 percent above a threshold wage set each year. According to Chairwoman Barbara Stewart, the current threshold wage would be at $32,592, and she wanted to raise the percentage to 125 percent from the proposed 110 percent in order to stimulate the economy. We already are the low wage Mecca, and I want to know how to get out of that, Stewart said. I dont want to continue to be at the bottom of the heap in our region. Additionally, Stewart pointed out that currently, the threshold wage was below the requirements for housing assistance. Commissioner Greg Harris opted to take both options, the difference being a sliding scale of how much abatement could be giv en based on pre-determined formula, and allo w the applicants decide which track to take. Do we have to choose? Harris asked. I dont want to turn down anyone. Both options were centered around creatin g jobs, but Option Aadded a specific indust ry list that could be considered while Option B gave options for capital improvements. Those seeking the exact options can fin d them on the county website in the Tuesd ay agenda package at www.hcbcc.net/PDFfiles/31511part1.pdf Commissioners direct tax abatement plan criteria on helping as much as people as we can with what we have, Stewart said. Community organizations, including Habitat for Humanity and the Avon Park Housing Authority, disagreed. There is a reason that Highlands County was at the top of the list for this, said Economic Development Board member Paul McGehee. These are already your tax dollars that, if turned away, will be used somewhere else. It does not make sense to me (to turn them down). It could help our economy and our community. Larry Shoeman, Direct or of the Housing Authorit y, held the same idea as McGehee. This could put some of the over 4,000 foreclos ed homes back on the tax roles , Shoeman said. Second on the list from t he state to receive the fundin g was Clay County. Continued from 1A Continued from page 2A g roups within the city to i nsure that the solutions are c ommunity-wide, and input i s being sought from parents a nd organization board m embers about how to a djust for the budget shortf all. They understand the p redicament we all face and t hey as well are looking at m odifying how they do b usiness, her e-mail stated. But, according to S utherland, further cuts c ould be harmful when t aken out of a recreation budget that is already bare bones. We are down two full time positions in Parks & Recreation bare bones. To date, several options are being considered and of course we encourage dialogue from those wanting to be part of a solution, she wrote. We are considering putting out an RFP(Request For Proposal) for concessions, she wrote in her email. Other options the city is considering is to possibly hand over a site to a sports organization and let them maintain it 100 percent or to shut down portions of some ball fields specific to one sport and allow other activities. Lease all ball fields owned by the city to a sports management business. Partner with other private not-for-profit groups, Sutherland said. Those seeking more information or who would like to volunteer to help can contact the assistant city manager at sutherland@AvonPark.cc Continued from page 1A Soldiers strength shines through Avon Park studying recreation budget News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY A n electrical short in its wiring led a trailer to catch fire Wednesday afternoon at the Lake Josephine RV Park off of U. S. 27. Charles Andrews, Highlands County Fire Services Supervisor, examines the damage to the trailers skin and insulation. A quick response fromm neighbors and the DeSoto City Volunteer Fire Department kept damage to a minimum. Close call County turns down $1 million Firewise program set Saturday in LP

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Its all about being in control E ditor: The City of Avon Park is a t it again. It seems Avon P ark is in the news more t han any of her sister cities w ith negativity. OK (City Manager) Bruce ( Behrens), lets take a look a t Mayor (Sharon) Schulers s upposedly main complaint. S he would like for you to c ommunicate with her more. B ehrens is attacked again in f ront of everyone like a little c hild. Schuler asks Behrens t o describe what he thought h is job description was. Mayor Schuler, you are n ot dealing with a trainee h ere. This is a very highly q ualified, intelligent man w ho uprooted his family and m oved to the city of harm c harm to be our city manage r. Show him some respect. S eems to me and others, B ehrens is within his job d escription and is very k nowledgeable of his duties. Councilman (Paul) Miller a nd (Parke) Sutherland have n o problem communicating w ith the city manager. Why d oes the mayor? Bruce, could you please i nform the mayor of what s he needs to know, not what s he wants to know. Is it nece ssary you report everything y ou do? The way you have b een attacked in the past, w ould you have the last say i f you told the mayor everyt hing.? Probably not. What it boils down to is c ontrol. Some want nothing o ther than to be in control of y ou. Its not hard to figure o ut who. Unfortunately, this happ ens more often than we w ould like. Can all the flack youve r eceived since becoming city m anager be considered h arassment? In the dictiona ry, harass means to trouble b y attacking again and again. The city does not need a c ity manager who has to ask i f he can do everything. U ntil you actually do somet hing not in your job d escription, you should be l eft alone. I think its good to k now we have someone who i s capable of making decis ions on their own. It shows good leadership and support for the other councilmen Miller and Sutherland who support you. Im not a big fan of Tom Macklin, however, when youre right, youre right and I do commend him for speaking up on the city managers behalf along with Warren West. Talk about communication problems, some of the councilmen/women did not know what the meeting was about. Since the mayor called this meeting, why wasnt the others inform of what it pertained to? Hello! Amessage to a couple of people here: Renee, good for you for speaking up. Im sorry you have to feel threatened and possibly retaliated against. This in itself, says there is time for changes to happen here. No one should have to work under such pressure. To our city manager, continue to do a good job. You have a lot, and I do mean a lot, of supporters here in Avon Park. Stand your ground. Dont let anyone in the city council intimidate you. Maybe you should run for mayor when Schulers time is up. Who knows, maybe someone feels a bit threatened by you. I certainly hope you receive a good evaluation this month; you have definitely earned it. To both City Manager Behrens and Renee, many citizens of Avon Park and the surrounding areas support you. You are a great asset to our city. We just need to make drastic changes in our city government. Mayor Schuler, get off Bruce Behrens case and give him credit for a job well done thus far. Lets solve the communication problem and see what problems arise after this. Hang in there Bruce and Renee, we got your backs covered. Patricia Austin Avon Park Editors note: The above letter was received prior to Monday nights meeting during which Behrens was terminated. BouquetsSeveral make Spring Ball a successEditor: Ridge Area Arc would like to thank the following companies and individuals for their part in making The Arcs Spring Ball fundraiser, held Saturday, March 5 at the Chateau Elan, a huge success. Event sponsors were: Heacock Insurance, Heartland National Bank, Perry Cattle LLC, Wheeler Brothers Inc., Wheeler Farms, Inc, Bill Jarrett Ford, Citrus Animal Clinic, Eisnor Family, Glades Electric, Cross Country Automotive, and Reynolds Family. Thanks to those who donated auction items: Layes Automotive, Josh and Heather Snively, Sebring International Raceway, Delaney Photography, Forrest Max Gooding, LB Gallery Photography, The Wheeler Family, Kevin and Carlene Clark, Los Vinos, Jason and Amberlee Rogers, Horace Watkis, Chuck and WendyLee Mielke, The Blueberry Patch, The Olympic, Red Lobster, The Depot, Creations by Roxanne May, Tropical Island Wear, Allaires, Jennifer Lindley, Amy Mason, C&C Plumbing, One Park Place, Elizabeths Bridal, Margaret Updike, Sun N Lake Golf, and Chateau Elan. Special thanks to event organizer, Jeannie Snively, and her host committee members, Carlene Clark, Robyn Durrance, Debbie McCullough, Christie Waller, Jennifer Lindley, Cathy Perry, Starla Shattler, Anne Marie Wheeler, Heather Harshman and Amberlee Rogers. All proceeds to benefit The Arc, providing opportunities for people with disabilities for 54 years. Rhonda Beckman CEO Ridge Area ArcFlorida Hospital ICU staff did great jobEditor: My family and I wish to thank the ICU nursing staff at Floida Hospital who not only cared for a critically ill family member of mine recently, but showed patience, compassion and an unsurpassed level of professionalism towards his loved ones. We could not have asked for a better level of communication and are greatly appreciative. Thank you. Terri Buckalew Arule of thumb in political m aneuvering is to pound the l aw if you have the law, p ound the facts if you have t he facts, but if you have neit her, you pound the table. Avon Parks city council h ad neither the law nor the f acts on their side when they t erminated Bruce Behrens l ast Monday in a sloppily o rchestrated regular meeting t hat originally had just one a genda item ... an informal e valuation of Behrens. A l ast-minute revised agenda s howed that council added a s econd agenda item: Behrenscontract. Apparently, there was no o ther business to be done in a c ity struggling with budget c uts and personal agendas. After that meeting, many c itizens came away with a b ad taste in their mouth about h ow that council operates, a nd how some in a small city g overnment will threaten and i ntimidate others to get their way. Public opinion of the decision before and after the council vote showed that Behrens was doing a good job communicating and directing city operations. Applause from an audience mostly composed of city employees when Councilman Paul Miller voted no to the termination shows a lot about what staff thought of Behrens. Behrens took information from those who were involved with departmental changes, and adjusted staff to accommodate with an everchanging economy and workloads, but his decisions were not approved by council because they were not consulted on every day-to-day decision before it was made. The meeting ran like a medieval witch hunt with the perfunctory statements of charges, but some on the council made it clear that they had no idea what the facts or even the charter, city ordinances, or Behrens contract stated about how the city is supposed to operate. Statements of I need to know before the newspapers about simple procedural decisions which council admitted were within Behrensjob description, city policy and the charter shows that council just wanted to stamp their foot, or in this case, pound the table, about Behrensperformance. The meeting then proceeded to the motion to terminate, with apologies, and it seemed clear that someone had prearranged with the attorney to have a resolution at hand, just in case. Council members mentioned a charge of retaliation made by the finance director, but then made no call for an investigation. That shows that grandstanding was the intention, not fact finding nor protection of employees. Additionally, one has to question the city councilman who made the motion to terminate Behrens, especially since Behrens was investigating his wife on a complaint of mistreatment of yet another city employee. We at the News-Sun understand that a city manager works at the discretion and pleasure of the council, but the Avon Park City Council does not understand that they work at the discretion and pleasure of the public at large. It is all about who you serve when you are elected. When public opinion is ignored for their own personal agenda, then government leaders should be replaced. Some in the audience during the meeting said the word recall loudly. Maybe that is not such a bad word. It is definitely the only recourse available in such a situation. And maybe Behrens should consider pounding the law, especially since the council unjustly took away his table. Page 4ANews-SunFriday, March 18, 2011www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 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 Poor Peggy Joseph. Overwhelmed by the promise of hope after hearing an Obama campaign speech, Joseph said, I never thought this day would ever happen. I wont have worry about putting gas in my car. I wont have to worry about paying my mortgage. You know, if I help (Obama), hes gonna help me. Peggy kept her part of the bargain, but looking at food and gas prices lately, the day Peggy never thought would happen likely never will. Gas prices have soared above $4 per gallon in some parts of the country and, on average, have risen 38 cents per gallon over the past three weeks. The US Department of Energy predicts motor fuel expenses for 2011 to rise 28 percent from last year. But thats okay; everythings going according to the playbook. After all, back in 2008, Obama said, Under my plan, energy prices would necessarily skyrocket. Prices have skyrocketed, and now Obama is running for cover while at the same time trying to take credit for last years peak in oil production. Considering the lag time between exploration permits and production, it begs the question, how much of the rise in production is due to Bush-era policies? As presidents typically do, Obama surrounded himself with like-minded people. Energy Secretary Steven Chu once said, Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels of Europe and had previously suggested that a gradual increase in gasoline taxes would encourage consumers to become more energy-conscious. Good job, Mr. Chu, we are encouraged encouraged that 2012 is just around the corner. Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, seems more preoccupied with implementing offshore windmill farms than offshore oil drilling. During his March 11 press conference, President Obama parroted an outrageous claim made by Secretary Salazar when testifying before Congress. Both implied that oil production in the Gulf of Mexico remained at an all-time high. Salazar cited that In 2009 there were 116 rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, in 2010 in February, 120, in February 2011, 126. Not quite. There may be 126 rigs, but Kyle Isakower, vice president of regulatory and economic policy at the American Petroleum Institute, set the record straight in an article titled Facts Dont Support Claim s on Gulf of Mexico Oil Production, revealing a di stortion in the true number of working rigs. The word working is significant. Four days befo re the Gulf oil spill just 55 rig s were working, and last wee k there were only 25. More than 100 idle rigs may be a record in someones book, but not one I would brag about. Isakower likens it to claiming the job market is great because a lot of peop le are unemployed and available to work. Average Americans have no idea the great lengths th is administration has taken to stop oil production by thumbing its nose at the fed eral judge who ordered an end to the drilling ban. Wel lversed in constitutional law the administration found a way to defy the judges rul ing by creating a de facto moratorium that refused the granting of drilling permits On Feb. 2, U.S. District Judge, Martin Feldman, ruled that the Obama admin istration intentionally acted in determined disregard and defiance, and was found in contempt of court Hence, the March 11 press conference bearing good news of forthcoming drilling. Its a shame that so many Americans believe the wor ds coming from those who are determined to rule above th e law rather than according t o the rule of law. Areview of facts reveals that since 200 8, Obamas pendulum on oil drilling has swung back an d forth so many times, had a drill been attached, they would have struck oil long ago. The drilling moratorium hurt our economy, and hurt real people who lost real jobs. With gas prices on the rise and an economy sputte ring to a standstill, Peggy Joseph still may no longer be worried about putting ga s in her car because she ca n no longer afford to own on e. Susan Stamper Brown is a motivational speaker and military advocate and can be reached at susan@susanstamperbrown.com and her website www.susanstamperbrown.com. Facts dont support administrations claims about oil Guest Column Susan Stamper Brown EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include you r address and phone number. Anonymous letters will b e automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 40 0 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letter s of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, F L 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954 ; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominate d by the same writers, letters are limited to two pe r month and a guest column can be submitted onc e every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solel y the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opin ion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun. All items will run on a first-come basis as space per mits, although more timely ones could be moved up. We believe your viewpoints are just as important a s any community leader or government official, so con sider this a personal invitation to get your two cents in The News-Sunhas a long history of encouraging pub lic discussion through letters, guest columns, an d Readers Response questionnaires. Providing thi s Behrens firing was a witch hunt A fter the last couple of weeks of s henanigans, one has t o wonder how Avon P ark is going to fix i ts apparent probl ems within the city g overnment.

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DIANE BEVERLYBUBB Diane Beverly Bubb age 6 9, passed away Friday, M arch 4, 2011 in Sebring, F la. She was born Oct. 8, 1 941 in Newark, N.J., to Gordan and Doris (Anderson) McGruther. She had been a resident of Sebring since 1973. She was p roceeded in death by her h usband, Harold J. Bubb Sr. D iane has three daughters a nd a son by a previous marr iage. She was one of Jehovahs W itnesses and attended The K ingdom Hall on Hammock R oad, Sebring. Diane was ill f or many years and was dearl y loved by many of her h ealth caregivers. Amemorial service will be h eld Friday, March 25, 2011 a t The Kingdom Hall of J ehovahs Witnesses, 3261 H ammock Road, Sebring. PHILIPS.COSTELLO Philip S. Costello, 56, of L ake Placid, Fla. passed a way at his home on Sunday, M arch 13, 2011. He was born t o Barbara and Sal Costello ( both deceased) on April 21, 1 954 in Yonkers, N.Y. He a ttended Sleepy Hollow High S chool in Tarrytown, N.Y. a nd graduated from Florida A tlantic University in F lorida. Besides his beloved wife S ara, he is survived by his s ister, Lauri Martone and her h usband Joe; his niece, B arbara; his nephew, Joey; h is uncle and aunt, Gary and L inda Thela; and his stepson, M ichael Carnes. For more than 30 years he r ehabilitated real estate in N ew York, Vermont, South F lorida and Lake Placid. He s pent his spare time gardeni ng, fishing and woodworki ng. He was a loving husb and, brother, nephew, uncle a nd son. Philip loved life and h e valued family above all e lse. He will be greatly m issed by all he leaves b ehind. Acelebration of his life w ill be held in North C arolina and New York at a l ater date. In Philips memor y, the family asks donations b e made to the American C ancer Society, 2801 F ruitville Road Suite 250, Sarasota, FL34237 or Good Shepherd Hospice, 4418 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL 33872. Words of comfort to the family can be made by visiting www.scottfuneralservices.com. Arrangements entrusted to the Scott Funeral Home, 504 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid GERALDEAN GIRDLER LONG Geraldean Girdler Long died at 4:30 a.m. on March 11, 2011 at home in Danvers in the care of her family and OSF Hospice. Acombined celebration of love and life of Geraldean and Forrest E. Bush Long Sr. will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 19, 2011 at First Presbyterian Church in Danvers, Ill., with visitation one hour before the service. The Rev. Michael Claver will officiate. Geraldean was born on March 28, 1918 to Joseph Samuel and Lillie Maude Butler Girdler in Funks Grove, Ill. Geraldean and Forrest E. Bush Long were married on June 29, 1935. Bush Long was born Oct. 31, 1914 to Chester and Sarah Brown Long in McLean, Ill. They both attended school in McLean and were lifelong members of the McLean Methodist Church. They are survived by three sons: Edward Duane (Emilie) of Sebring, Fla., Thomas Dean (Sharon) of El Paso, Ill., and Larry R. (Beverly) of Cowarts, Ala.; and daughterin-law, Carolyn Turner Long of Danvers, Ill. They had six grandchildren: Terry and Catherine Long Melick with whom she made her home; Christopher S. Long, all of Danvers, Ill., LCDR Brian Scott USN and Audrey Long, Port Orchard, Wash.; Richard Lee and Dana Long of Turlock, Calif.; James Robert and Mary Long of Slocomb, Ala.; and Joe Baucom. There are 10 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister, Barbara Springsteen. Bush is survived by his brother, John Long. They have many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death was her husband, Forrest E. Bush Long Sr., on Jan. 5, 2000 at home in Avon Park, Fla., and their eldest son, Forrest E. Bush Long Jr. on Nov. 22, 2002. She was also preceded in death by three sisters and five brothers. Bush was preceded by three sisters and six brothers. Geraldean was a woman of many talents. She enjoyed making and canning jellies and jams, crocheting, sewing, especially quilting, and was an avid reader. She had been employed by Funk Bros. Seeds, Dixie Truckers Home, Soft Water Laundry and Cleaners. In Florida she worked at Tip Top, Kenilworth Lodge, and as seamstress for a travel trailer factory. Bush was in the U.S. Navy where he served in the Seabees in World War II and retired from Funk Bros. Seeds in 1964 to Florida, where he worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. He also had his own lawn service and recycling business where he was known as the Can Man. The family cannot fully express our appreciation to OSF Medical Centers staff, especially the staff on the third floor, OSF Hospice, and Dr. Joseph Liu and caring staff. The family suggests memorials to OSF Eastern Region Hospice/Normal or to the family in care of Cathy Melick, 306 S. West St., Danvers, IL61732. Final arrangements are entrusted with QuiramPeasley Funeral Home, Atlanta, Ill. LILLIE MAE MOSES Lillie Mae Moses, age 108, passed away on March 14, 2011 in Avon Park, Fla. Ms. Moses was born in Saffold, Ga., coming from Kissimmee and has been a resident of Sebring since 1939. She was a member of the First Missionary Baptist Church, Sebring; and the Missionary Society and Senior Mission. Visitation will be held at Bountiful Blessing Church of God, 820 N. MLK Drive, from 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 18, 2011. Funeral service will be held at the church on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 1 p.m. with the Reverend Lee Franklin officiating. Interment will follow at Pinecrest Cemetery, Sebring, Fla. Arrangements entrusted to: Swanns Mortuary Inc. Sebring, Florida 33870 863-382-0737 ALFRED M. SCHUBERT Alfred M. Schubert Jr., 77, of Sebring passed away Monday, March 14, 2011. Mr. Schubert was born in Philadelphia, Pa. and moved to Sebring in 1972 from there. He was a Korean War veteran, serving in the U.S. Army. He retired from South Florida Community College. Survivors include his children, Kathleen Rix of Ocala, Jacqueline Haynes of Sebring, Patricia Shelton of Uniontown, Ohio, Edward Schubert of Trenton, N.J. and Debra Mazzocchi of Fairless Hills, Pa.; stepchildren, Janet Proud and Joseph West; a sister, Joan Buzzek of Sebring; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Mr. Schubert was preceded in death by his son, Alfred M. Schubert III. Amemorial service for Mr. Schubert will be held on Friday, March 18, 2011 at 3 p.m. at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, 4001 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Online condolences and memories may be shared by visiting www.bankspagetheus.com. Arrangements are entrusted to: Banks/Page-Theus Funral Home Wildwood, Florida 34785 352-748-1000 BETTYJEAN SHEFFIELD Betty Jean Sheffield, age 80, passed away Sunday, March 13, 2011 in Sebring, Fla. She was born in Douglas, Ga., to Ira William and Hester Melinda (Leavins) Fort. She was a secretary for the Department of Agriculture and of the Baptist faith. She was a former member of Highlands County Art League. She had been a resident of Avon Park since 1975, coming from Maryland. She enjoyed painting and spending time with family and friends. She is survived by her daughters, Karin Powell (Timothy) of Avon Park, Fla., and Kathy Crofton (Tom) of Sebring, Fla.; son, Kenneth Sheffield (Hope) of Avon Park, Fla.; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Sheffield was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years, Preston Sheffield. Agraveside memorial service will be held Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 11 a.m. in Bougainvillea Cemetery with Chaplain Jim Langham officiating. Mrs. Sheffields family would like to take time to express their gratitude for such loving care given to her by her nurses and staff from Good Shepherd Hospice. Your care provided as easier path through her final journey of life. In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Good Shepherd Hospice. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Avon Park stephensonnelsonfh.com DEBORAH DEBBI YEGGY Deborah Debbi Yeggy of Avon Park, Fla., passed away into the arms of the Lord on Sunday, March 13, 2011 at The Bud and Donna Somers Hospice House in Sebring under the care of Good Shepherd Hospice. Debbi was born Feb. 10, 1952, in Willimantic, Conn. She has been a resident of Avon Park, Fla. since July 1, 1985 after moving fro m Rockville, Conn. She worked as a hom e health aide and CNAfor ov er 20 years. Debbi loved spen ding time with her churc h, friends and family, especial ly her beloved grandchildre n. You would often see Deb bi riding around Avon Park in her motorized wheelcha ir, visiting the Avon Pa rk Library and volunteerin g with local church and com munity events. She served o n the Avon Park Housin g Authority Board. She w as last a member of Unio n Congregational Church, b ut attended Crossroa ds Community Church. Debbi is survived by h er husband, Clair Nor b Yeggy; mother, Audr ey Orange; daughters, Jennif er Grimaldo and Rhonda (Mik e) Pattillo; grandchildre n, Mikaela Talley, Ton y Grimaldo, Faith Pattillo an d Caden Lopez Pattillo; ste pson, Billy Buskey; brother s, David (Diana) Orange an d Wayne (Lori) Orange; sister s, Cheryl (Walter) Mocek an d Lisa (Wayne) LaFont; an d many neices and nephews. Debbi will be cremat ed under the services of Fountain Funeral Home. H er Celebration of Life will be held at Crossroa ds Community Church, 114 S. Cental Ave, Avon Park, F L 33826 with Pastor Joh n Dumas officiating. In lieu of flowers, don ations can be made to Goo d Shepherd Hospice in memo ry of Deborah Yeggy at 29 71880 or 1-800-753-1880 or email development@goo dshepherdhospice.or g. Arrangements by: Fountain Funeral Home Avon Park, Florida 3382 5 863-453-3134 www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 18, 2011Page 5A MLS#214450IMMACULATE CUSTOM BUILTLarge 3/2 with hardwood oors, stainless appliances, Corian counters, 12 ft. ceilings, formal dining, kitchen table & snack bar. Florida room with screens to 12x30 screened porch with tile oors. Master bedroom has tray ceiling and bath with tile walk-in shower and separate Jacuzzi tub, plus His and Hers walk-in closets. Large fenced yard, shed and professional landscaping. Lot runs 237' in depth to the street behind. It shows like a Model Home and owners have agreed to reduce price to sell at:$190,000 Call 385-0477 for info or directions Bob & Nancy Trautman, Realtors Call (863) 385-0477 Anytime! View our virtual tours and all Highlands County Listings @www.bobandnancyrealtors.comOPEN HOUSESaturday 1-3 4247 Higson Ave. Lakehaven Estates Sebring A MUST SEE! Reflections plans square danceAVON PARK R eflections on Silver Lake, 1 850 U.S. 27 South, will h ost a square dance Saturday w ith the caller Sam Dunn a nd round dance cuer Phyllis H athaway. Aworkshop will b e held from 7-7:30 p.m.; d ance from 7:30-9:30 p.m. A ctivities plannedAVON PARK The American Legion Post 6 9 will host music by K entucky Hurricanes today. T he final Nearly Newlywed G ame is at 4:30 p.m. S aturday. The Combat Veterans M emorial VFWPost 9853 w ill host music by Joe and J ackie from 5-8 p.m. today. K araoke by Cowbells from 5 -8 p.m. Saturday. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign W ars 3880 will host a Texas H oldem game at 1 p.m. t oday. The Post meets at 7 :30 for nominations. On S aturday, music will be by N ow and Then. The Lake Placid Moose 2 374 will have music with B obKat from 6:30-9:30 p.m. S aturday will be the C avalcade of Stars Show. T his is a reserved seat dinner s how. Tickets are $10. American Legion Placid Post 25 will host music by Buddy Canova from 6:309:30 p.m. today. Karaoke with Phil will be from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. The Lake Placid Elks Lodge will host a St. Patricks Day Dinner/Dance Party on Saturday, starting at 5:30 p.m. Music will be by Marti Capodiferro. Tickets are $12 each. SEBRING The VFWPost 4300 Ladies Auxiliary rummage sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.Church of Redeemer has Thrift Store saleAVON PARK The Church of the Redeemer in Avon Park is holding an exciting inventory reduction sale at its Thrift Store from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The church is at the corner of Martin and U.S. 27 South.Dance Club will have dance todaySEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club will host Big Band ballroom dancing from 79:30 p.m. today at 3400 Sebring Parkway. Dance to the 16-piece Golden Era Big Band. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. AP Lakes has breakfastAVON PARK The Avon Park Lakes Association will have its breakfast for the season from 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday at the clubhouse, 2714 Nautilus Drive. Breakfast consists of homemade biscuits and sausage gravy or pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs for $4 adults and $2 children. Square dance set at ButtonwoodSEBRING There will be a square dance today at Buttonwood Bay. Nelson Wakeman will be the caller. Phyllis Hathaway will be the cuer. Early Rounds will be at 7 p.m.; square dancing from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. All levels of square dancing will be called.F&AM to serve chicken dinnerSEBRING On Sunday, an all-you-can-eat barbecue chicken dinner will be served by Sebring F&AM. The dinner will be served from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Sebring Masonic Lodge, 1809 Home Ave. Donation is $8. Donation includes dessert and drink. Continued from page 2A OBITUARIES Bubb Long COMMUNITYBRIEFS

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Unseasonably warm air will pour northward ahead of these storms, with temperatures rising as much as 15 to 20 degrees warmer than normal from the southern Plains into the mid-Atlantic. Cooler air will lter across the northern Plains. U.S. Cities National Forecast for March 18Shown 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 73/43/pc 71/41/s 72/41/pc Atlanta 81/55/s 80/57/s 77/56/s Baltimore 77/50/s 56/36/r 56/36/s Birmingham 81/55/s 81/55/s 80/52/s Boston 60/33/pc 41/31/pc 43/34/s Charlotte 80/53/s 84/53/s 66/46/pc Cheyenne 47/27/pc 61/34/pc 59/34/pc Chicago 52/35/r 50/36/s 51/41/r Cleveland 56/35/pc 46/29/s 46/37/pc Columbus 68/45/pc 56/35/pc 58/46/pc Dallas 84/61/pc 77/59/c 78/59/c Denver 55/29/pc 66/37/pc 66/35/pc Detroit 57/34/pc 48/31/s 46/34/pc Harrisburg 70/43/pc 51/32/r 54/35/s Honolulu 85/71/pc 83/71/pc 83/71/s Houston 80/62/pc 80/58/pc 80/62/c Indianapolis 66/46/pc 60/40/pc 57/51/c Jackson, MS 80/53/s 82/52/s 82/50/s Kansas City 58/37/pc 58/49/sh 72/55/c Lexington 72/54/pc 64/43/c 65/50/c Little Rock 76/55/pc 76/54/pc 80/55/pc Los Angeles 66/48/pc 64/50/c 65/50/r Louisville 70/56/pc 65/45/c 69/56/c Memphis 74/58/pc 76/56/pc 80/58/pc Milwaukee 56/33/c 47/31/s 48/37/r Minneapolis 44/27/pc 52/37/s 52/41/r Nashville 76/56/s 71/52/c 76/53/pc New Orleans 78/58/s 77/58/s 79/57/s New York City 70/46/pc 50/36/r 51/40/s Norfolk 74/54/s 66/44/s 56/43/pc Oklahoma City 81/52/pc 69/57/t 74/54/c Philadelphia 75/48/pc 54/36/r 52/36/s Phoenix 85/53/pc 81/52/pc 81/57/pc Pittsburgh 67/42/pc 53/30/r 53/36/pc Portland, ME 56/26/c 41/22/s 41/26/s Portland, OR 54/38/sh 53/37/c 55/39/pc Raleigh 83/53/s 83/47/s 66/46/pc Rochester 52/31/pc 42/25/pc 45/32/pc St. Louis 67/47/c 60/50/pc 71/56/c San Francisco 58/46/r 57/47/r 57/49/r Seattle 51/37/sh 50/35/c 51/37/pc Wash., DC 76/49/s 54/41/r 58/42/s Cape Coral 85/56/s 84/56/s 84/59/s Clearwater 81/58/s 82/59/s 83/63/s Coral Springs 79/62/s 79/63/s 81/66/s Daytona Beach 78/51/s 78/52/s 81/59/s Ft. Laud. Bch 80/65/s 79/66/s 81/68/s Fort Myers 85/58/s 83/59/s 84/60/s Gainesville 81/52/s 84/51/s 86/56/s Hollywood 82/61/s 81/61/s 81/65/s Homestead AFB 79/62/s 77/62/s 79/64/s Jacksonville 80/50/s 82/52/s 81/57/s Key West 81/68/s 79/67/s 79/70/s Miami 81/65/s 79/65/s 81/67/s Okeechobee 79/52/s 78/52/s 81/59/s Orlando 83/51/s 83/54/s 83/60/s Pembroke Pines 82/61/s 81/61/s 81/65/s St. Augustine 77/51/s 78/53/s 77/61/s St. Petersburg 82/59/s 83/60/s 83/63/s Sarasota 81/55/s 80/55/s 82/59/s Tallahassee 82/44/s 85/45/s 86/51/s Tampa 82/60/s 82/61/s 82/61/s W. Palm Bch 80/59/s 79/61/s 81/66/s Winter Haven 81/54/s 83/55/s 84/60/s Acapulco 90/70/s 90/70/s 88/73/s Athens 66/53/s 66/55/s 61/51/r Beirut 76/65/s 71/64/c 70/60/c Berlin 46/31/sh 45/29/s 45/31/pc Bermuda 71/65/s 71/62/s 63/56/s Calgary 43/14/s 40/24/pc 33/23/sn Dublin 46/36/pc 48/37/s 50/37/sh Edmonton 36/12/s 36/21/pc 31/17/sf Freeport 79/61/s 78/61/s 80/62/s Geneva 54/41/c 50/34/r 57/34/s Havana 82/60/s 82/59/pc 84/61/s Hong Kong 69/68/r 75/72/sh 78/73/pc Jerusalem 72/53/pc 70/50/c 69/51/sh Johannesburg 75/55/pc 73/57/t 68/54/t Kiev 39/24/pc 44/35/pc 39/31/r London 48/37/sh 54/34/pc 53/37/pc Montreal 50/17/c 34/21/s 43/23/s Moscow 34/27/c 36/24/sf 32/27/c Nice 65/56/s 68/53/r 64/47/s Ottawa 50/19/c 36/17/s 45/23/s Quebec 45/14/r 31/14/s 38/17/s Rio de Janeiro 88/75/s 85/73/s 80/73/r Seoul 50/34/pc 59/38/pc 58/38/pc Singapore 86/77/t 87/77/t 85/78/r Sydney 76/66/sh 77/66/sh 79/66/pc Toronto 52/30/c 45/23/s 45/33/pc Vancouver 49/41/r 49/39/c 54/39/pc Vienna 46/42/r 48/34/r 48/34/s Warsaw 45/38/sh 38/24/sn 43/26/s Winnipeg 28/18/pc 43/30/pc 36/26/sn A lmanac Readings at Palm Beach High .............................................. 8:12 a.m. Low ............................................... 1:40 a.m. High .............................................. 8:40 p.m. Low ............................................... 2:04 p.m. Mostly sunny today. Clear and moonlit tonight. Mostly sunny tomorrow. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday: bright sunshine and pleasant. On March 18, 1925, the Tri-State Tornado hit Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. The deadly twister followed a mile-wide path for 219 miles, killing 695 people. Mostly sunny today. Winds east 6-12 mph. Expect 8-12 hours of sunshine with relative humidity 75% early, 35% in the afternoon and good drying conditions. Even addresses may water on Thursday and Sunday. Odd addresses may water on Wednesday and Saturday. All watering should take place before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. FullLastNewFirst Mar 19Mar 26Apr 3Apr 11 Today Saturday Sunrise 7:33 a.m. 7:32 a.m. Sunset 7:36 p.m. 7:37 p.m. Moonrise 6:44 p.m. 7:52 p.m. Moonset 6:25 a.m. 7:06 a.m. Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. Jacksonville 80/50 Gainesville 81/52 Ocala 83/52 Daytona Beach 78/51 Orlando 83/51 Winter Haven 81/54 Tampa 82/60 Clearwater 81/58 St. Petersburg 82/59 Sarasota 81/55 Fort Myers 85/58 Naples 83/58 Okeechobee 79/52 West Palm Beach 80/59 Fort Lauderdale 80/65 Miami 81/65 Tallahassee 82/44 Apalachicola 75/51 Pensacola 78/54 Key West Avon Park 83/53 Sebring 83/53 Lorida 81/53 Lake Placid 84/52 Venus 85/52 Brighton 82/52 TidesReadings at St. Petersburg High .............................................. 1:23 a.m. Low ............................................... 8:07 a.m. High .............................................. 2:15 p.m. Low ............................................... 8:03 p.m. UV Index TodayThe higher the AccuWeather.com UV Index number, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme 10 a.m.Noon2 p.m.4 p.m. 4 8 8 4 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 81/68 Lake Levels Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 11.84 Normal ...............................................14.51 Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterdayTemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHigh Sunday .......................................... 79 Low Sunday ........................................... 40 High Monday ......................................... 80 Low Monday .......................................... 44 High Tuesday ......................................... 80 Low Tuesday .......................................... 49 High Wednesday .................................... 83 Low Wednesday .................................... 49Heat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayRelative humidity .................................. 32% Expected air temperature ....................... 80 Makes it feel like .................................... 79BarometerMonday ...............................................30.20 Tuesday ...............................................30.21 Wednesday .........................................30.21PrecipitationMonday ...............................................0.00 Tuesday ...............................................0.00 Wednesday .........................................0.00 Month to date ..................................... 1.58 Year to date ......................................... 4.45

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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 18, 2011Page 7A Lakeshore Car Wash You have the option to stay in your car! Open SundaysFull service car wash and lube center.Got Dirt? Come See Us!Lakeshore Car Wash991 US Hwy 27 North Sebring(863) 471-9274 By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Race fans w ere enjoying St. Patricks D ay and the race atmosphere T hursday morning at Sebring I nternational Raceway as the b uildup to Saturdays 59th a nnual Mobil 1 12 Hours of S ebring presented by Fresh f rom Florida continued. Sebring couples, South F lorida bachelors, and even a f ew Georgia boys were just a f ew of the thousands of fans w ithin the Raceway. Menus had been set for s ome gangs, while other were s crambling to find cabbage a nd corn beef to prepare for t heir crews. Atiki hut or two could be s potted in the middle of the P addock. One particular group of s easoned race fans, most w hom have been visiting the r aces for decades, gathered a round their hut as the bart ender, Robert Mott of S ebring made a few concoct ions for his wife and their 13 f riends. I enjoy the races most, s aid Sonja Mott. Most people dont even w atch them, they just come t o party, but I really watch t hem. It should be great this y ear. Last year it was really b oring; they only had two or t hree cars for most groups. Theyve really stepped it u p this year. Alot more cars, a lot more teams. Theres m ore of an international a spect of it. Its a blend of different c ultures and people and I just e njoy it. Plenty of fans also turned o ut for the annual Gala W ednesday night, dancing t he night away at the Sebring C onvention Center. Fans embrace fun, sun and music at Race events 59THRUNNINGOFTHE12 HOURSOFSEBRING News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS City of Sebring Mayor George Hensley and his wife Nancy enjoy a dance Wednesday evening during the 12 Hours of Sebring Race Gala at the Convention Center in Sebring. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S Jeff Sierp of West Palm decorates his groups bar with palm fronds Thursday morning. He has been coming to the races for the past four years. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Rowdy Ellerbee, of Lake Placid, prepares for the upcoming festivities Thursday morning at the Sebring International Raceway. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S DJ Rooter Rush entertains guests Wednesday evening during the 12 Hours of Sebring Race Gala. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Craig and Donna Weerts of Land O Lakes first came to the Sebring Races back in 1975 and then again in 2001; this year will be their third time watching the Race. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S The Corvette display attracts a crowd Thursday morning at the Sebring International Raceway. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Kaitlin Stupinski, 9, big sister A nne Marie, 13, and mom Jenny ride around in style Thursday at the Sebring International Raceway. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Robert Mott of Sebring gets an early start Thursday morning in Sebring. Mott has been attending the Races since 1968.

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Page 8ANews-SunFriday, March 18, 2011www.newssun.com CUSTOM ORDERS AVAILABLE Aluminum PVC Sets Wicker Sets Bars & Bar Stools Glider Chairs Swivel Chairs Outdoor Rugs Outdoor Fireplaces Umbrellas Gas Fire Pits NEW STOCK JUST ARRIVED! o f 10 poker chips. The guests then d ropped their chips into the designated b askets to whichever prize they had t heir eyes on. Attendees were on edge every 10 m inutes as the poker chips took a spin a round the wheel. The events emcee, D on Elwell, provided smiles and laughs t hroughout the afternoon. Elwell was a ssisted by Miss 12 Hours of Sebring, K atie Haviland, who collected poker chips, posed for photos, and turned the wheel for each of the prizes. The grand prize, a $4,000 chartered fishing and vacation package, was the apple of the whole rooms eye and went to none other than Sebring International Raceway President and General Manager Tres Stephenson, who was not present, but his mother happily accepted the prize for him. Dr. Don Panoz, owner of Sebring International Raceway, was also present throughout the event signing autographs and mingling with the race fans. It went great. It was so good to have the owner of the track and the hotel (Panoz) there with us. It was wonderful, said event organizer Lisa Celentano. The proceeds from the Hairpin Spin benefit The Humane Society of Highlands County, Highlands Art League, Champion for Children, and the Sebring Hall of Fame. Continued from page 1A F acebook, Twitter, YouTube a nd FourSquare to promote t he cause The scale of the tragedy is s o huge that it takes a while f or it to sink in, said H ighcroft driver David B rabham. Brabham, a back-to-back A LMS champion for H ighcroft,is no stranger to J apan, having won the 1996 J apanese GTC GT5000 C hampionship. The American Le Mans S eries presented by Tequila P atronalso haspitched in to t he fundraising effort by p lacing signage around the S ebring International R aceway for this weeks M obil 1 12 Hours of Sebring p resented by Fresh from F lorida. The boards direct f ans to donate by texting R EDCROSS to 90999 in o rder to make a contribution. Both Highcroft Racing and t he ALMSplan to launch an a uction this weekend to help g enerate money for the c ause. This is not the first time H ighcroft has used their h ighly successful ALMS raci ngprogram to help a charity. F or the past two years the t eam has worked on several d ifferent levels to a ssistMalaria No More. They donated moneybased o n the number of laps they c ompleted at various tracks during their racing season plus recorded public service announcements for the MNM effort. During the 2009 season, the Acura sports car squad donated $5 for every mile the team completed, a contribution that was then when matched by Tequila Patrn and American Le Mans Series founder Dr. Don Panoz and his wife Nancy, helping to raise $64,000 for mosquito nets. Additionally,Brabham and former teammate Scott Sharpe recorded a PSApromoting the campaign. The ad ran on Speed TVthroughout the 2009 season. Last year,Miles to End Malaria went mobile, allowing fans to take part in the campaign via their cell phone by texting MILES to 85944 to make a one-time $10 donation. Brabham, also an ambassador for Malaria No More UK, dedicated his annual celebrity karting event at the Autosport Show in Birmingham, England to benefit Malaria No More. In 2010, the team recorded a fresh set of PSAs in support of the campaign and used autograph signing sessions at each race to promote the campaign. Patrn Highcroft Racing also offered up unique experiences and race memorabilia for auction throughout the season, with all proceeds going towards the Miles to End Malaria campaign. Continued from page 1A Annual Hairpin Spin a hit once again Racers helping raise money for Japan ALMS photo Highcroft Racing has long been associated with Honda, and driver David Brabham raced in Japan, which brings the tragedy there closer to home for the team.

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Friday, March 18, 2011Page 9 A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-1177 GCS WAUCHULA STATE BANK Plaintiff, vs. JUSTIN CRANFIELD, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JUSTIN CRANFIELD, IF ANY, KEVIN CRANFIELD, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF KEVIN CRANFIELD, IF ANY, BEWELL CRANFIELD, AND TAMMY CRANFIELD Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTES CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND TAXATION OF ATTORNEYS FEES AND COSTS dated March 8, 2011, in the above styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, at the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, at 11:00 A.M., on April 4, 2011, the following described property s set forth in said SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND TAXATION OF ATTORNEY'S FEES AND COSTS, to wit: Lot 51, Block E, Hillside Lake Estates, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 27, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Together with a 1989 SPRI Mobile Home, Id No. GAFLJ34A10770SH, Title No. 48164948, and Id No. GAFLJ34B10770SH, Tile No. 50992024 Parcel Id: C-10-36-29-010-00E0-0510 Commonly known as: 407 River Drive, Sebring, FL 33875 Dated this 8th day of March, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, Clerk of Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, if you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, tot he provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863)534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER THE SALE. March 18, 25, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 10-1140 GCS J. RUDY REINHARDT and SHIRLEY A. REINHARDT, his wife, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT HOGGATT and PAULA HOGGATT a/k/a PAULA R. WOERDEMAN, husband and wife, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above-titled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lot 567 and Lot 568, AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT NO. 2, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 4, Page 89, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 13th day of April, 2011. SIGNED this 14th day of March, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Cler k If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863)534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. March 18, 25, 2011 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 permitted, 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 IN 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: 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-648-GCS CAMPUS USA CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. KIMBERLY J. BATES, UNKNOWN SPOUSE, OAK ISLAND SUBDIVISION OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION and SECOND UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 4th day of April, 2011, at 11:00 A.M. at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Jury Room, Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, the undersigned Clerk will offer for sale the following real and personal property more particularly described as: Lot 40, of Oak Island, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 12, Page 45of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida TOGETHER WITH: all the improvements now or hereafter erected on the property, and all easements, appurtenances, and fixtures now or hereafter a part of the property. The aforesaid sale will be made pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in Civil No. 10-648-GCS now pending in the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 8th day of March, 2011. (COURT SEAL) Clerk of Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk March 18, 25, 2011 IN 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 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 The administration of the estate of GRACE LEONA RUTT A/K/A GRACE L. RUTT, deceased, whose date of death was December 5, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, 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 persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 18, 2011. Personal Representatives: /s/ Carol M. Farkash 2200 Keiper Road Quakertown, Pennsylvania 18951 /s/ Hannah M. Eppel 2740 Nautilus Drive Avon Park, Florida 333825 A ttorney for Personal Representatives: / s/ Clifford M. Ables III A TTORNEY for CAROL M. FARKASH Florida Bar Number: 178379 CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III, P.A. 551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE. SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-0112 Fax: (863) 385-1284 March 11, 18, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-95 IN RE: ESTATE OF DOROTHY M. HAIRE, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DOROTHY M. HAIRE, deceased, File Number PC 11-95, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 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, including unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE 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, including unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) Y EARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is March 18, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Douglas W. Haire A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ Michael L. Keiber MICHAEL L. KEIBER, ESQUIRE Law Office of Michael L. Keiber, P.A. 129 South Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 V. (863)385-5188 F. (863)471-1111 Florida Bar No. 620610 March 18, 25, 2011 1050Legals Free ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. Must be a non-commercial item. Asking price is $100 or less. We offer 2 ads per month and can rerun the same ad 2 times in 30 days, only if its the same ad. The price is allowed to change. All ads placed under the Bargain Buys discount rate must have 1 item with 1 asking price. The customer can list a set for 1 price, i.e. Bedroom set ... $100 is allowed; Chairs (2) ... $20 each is NOT allowed. The customer can list the ads as Chairs (2) ... $40 for both. To list an ad stating Each, the ad must be charged at the non-discounted rate, using the Open Rate pricing. No commercial items are allowed to be placed unde r our Bargain Buys specials. Items must be common household items. Ads for Pets, stating Free to Good Home, are allowed to be placed under the Bargain Buy category. Index1000 Announcements 2000 Employment 3000 Financial 4000 Real Estate 5000 Mobile Homes 6000 Rentals 7000 Merchandise 8000 Recreation 9000 TransportationVISIT OUR WEBSITE AT: newssun.com DEADLINES Publication Place by: Wednesday. . . . . . . . 4 p.m. Monday Friday . . . . . . . . . 4 p.m. Wednesday Sunday. . . . . . . . . 4 p.m. Friday All fax deadlines are 1 hour earlier. Important: The publisher reserves the right to censor, reclassify, revise, edit or reject any classified advertisement not meeting our standards. We accept only standard abbreviations and required proper punctuation. ClassifiedADJUSTMENTS Please check your ad for errors the first day it appears since the News-Sun will not be responsible for incorrect ads after the first day of publication. If you find an error. call the classified department immediately at 385-6155. The publisher assumes no financial responsibility for errors or for omission of copy. Liability shall not exceed the cost of that portion of space occupied by such error. Cancellations: When a cancellation is called in, a KILL number will be given to you. This number is very important and must be used if ad failed to cancel. All ads cancelled prior to scheduled expiration date will be billed for complete run unless a KILL number can be provided. ADD A BORDER ATTENTION GETTER LOGO For Just A Little More And Make Your Ad Pop! AD RATESGARAGE SALE6 lines 2 days $11503 days$14(additional lines $1 each)MISCELLANEOUSmerchandise over $1005 lines 6 pubs$1750(additional lines $3 each)REAL ESTATE EMPLOYMENT TRANSPORTATION5 lines 6 pubs $31506 lines 14 pubs$71 1050Legals 1050Legals 1050Legals 1050Legals 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 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Pursuant to Section 715.109, notice is hereby given that the following property will be offered for public sale and will sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash: A 1983 CORONA COACH CO./CONTINENTAL ROYAL House Trailer, VIN # 2C7104A and 2C7104B, and the contents therein, if an, abandoned by previous owners, Joseph Dewey Allen and Garnet Ball Allen. Sebring Village Mobile Home Park, 200 Cetra Street, Lot B-7 a/k/a 4343 Schumacher Road, #150E, Sebring, Florida 33872 on March 30, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. THE EDWARDS LAW FIRM PL 1901 Morrill Street Sarasota, Florida 34236 Tel. (941) 363-0110 By: /s/ Sheryl A. EdwardsFlorida Bar No. 0057495 March 18, 25, 2011 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 Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 Classified ads get fast results 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 DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 385-6155

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For directions only, call 863-655-0900 2100Help WantedBRICK MASONRYINSTRUCTOR Avon Park The Home Builders Institute is seeking a brick masonry instructor. Five years related experience plus HS diploma / equivalent required. For details, including qualifications, visit www.hbi.org/jobs. EOE/M/F/D/V UTILITY POLE INSPECTION Career Opportunity. Will train, valid drivers license & travel required. Long term employment. Contact Dennis @ 404-7911990 or dpremo@asplundh.com M/F/V/D/EOE 2050Job Opportunities 2000 Employment NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER AMENDMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT TECHNOLOGY PLAN AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that The School Board of Highlands County is developing an amendment to the District Technology Plan. The Board will discuss/approve future plans to amend the rule at a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, April 19, 2010, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, GeorgeDouglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. If requested by an affected person in writing within 14 days of the date of this notice, a rule development workshop will be noticed in a local newspaper. The request must be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of the proposed amendment is to modify the plan to update in accordance with annual review and implementation of statutory and district changes and other corrective measures as deemed necessary. The following will be amended: 1. Updating ACCESS to reflect the change this year from students signing the internet agreement form as it will now be covered in the Student Code of Conduct; 2. Updating the NCLB: Enhancing Education through technology (EETT) information to reflect the current funding; 3. Updating the Fiscal Year 10-11 Technology Budget; 4. Adding into the Appendix the new Code of Conduct procedure for students use of SBHC internet; 5. Deleting student network access permission & internet safety contract (replaced in COC); 6. Updating MIS 07.05 SBHC MIS Technology Policies & Procedures Manual & Non-Student Network Access Permission and Internet Safety Contract; 7. Updating the EETT Grant Award Notification; 8. Changing the name of programs used by MIS that have changed since last Tech Plan was written. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b), Constitution of the State of Florida; Sections 1001.41, and 1001.42, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office, George Douglass Administration Building (Attn. Connie Scobey), 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, BY: Wally Cox Superintendent & ex officio secretary March 18, 2011 1050LegalsHaving something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what youre doing, but, no one else does. Call News-Sun classifieds today! 385-6155.LOST MAN'SWALLET @ Sweetbay Parking Lot, Sebring on Saturday, 3/12/11. 863-385-6630 REWARD. 1200Lost & FoundCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day y our ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us: 385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100AnnouncementsNEED TOBE WITH MY OWNER. Beautiful cat (kitten at the time) showed up at our home, in the summer months, in the area of Pioneer Rd & CR 17. She had been declawed and well kept by her owner. Would love to return her to her family. 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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Friday, March 18, 2011Page 11 A 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 Call 385-6155 and a Sales Representative will be glad to assist you!2010 ENCLOSEDtrailer 24'X 8'X 7' escape door GW 10,000 lb. $6900; 2005 20'X8' flat GW10,000 $3500, 863-260-1709 9220Utility Trailers ATV KAWASAKIBAYOU 220 Low Hours! Adult Driven! Garage Kept! Very Good Condition! $1300 OBO. 863-381-2414 1973 NORTON850 COMMANDO Restored, very low miles includes Owner's Manual. One Owner Rare Find Great Price. $9,000, Make Offer! 863-382-8985 or 863-465-9100 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 Transportation1996 TRAVELMASTER MOTOR HOME Good condition. Awnings, generator, lots of extras. 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Something For Everyone Too Much To List Don't Miss This One! COMMUNITY GARAGESALE AVON PARK REFLECTIONS ON SILVER LAKE 1850 US 27, South Sat, Mar 19th, 8am 1pm 100's of Residents Selling 1000's of Items! AVON PARK-132 Hillcrest & 208 Greensview( River Green Golf area) Sat 3/19, 8am ? 5' X 8' cargo trailer, Honda mower, fabrics, Christmas decor, loveseat & Much Much More! AVON PARK935 Lake Lotela Dr. (off Memorial Dr. on the way to Pine Crest Golf Course.) Sat & Sun Mar 19 & 20, 9am 2pm. Boat, tires, household items, sinks. Too Much To list! AVON PARKMulti Family Sale! 1150 W. Anoka Lane, Thur Fri Sat, Mar 17-18-19, 7Am ? Frun., baby stuff, household items, sm. appliances. Too Much To List! AVON PARKMulti Family Sale! 10 Forest Hill Dr. Thur Fri Sat, Mar 17-18-19, 8AM ? Furn., collectibles Household items. Too Much Too List! AVON PARKMoving Out Sale! 137 W Lake Damon Dr. River Green Golf area. Sun-Mon-Tue, Mar 20-21-22, 7am 4pm. Furn., household items. Too Much To List! AVON PARK2075 N. Berkley Rd, off Stryker, Sat, Mar 19th, 8am-4pm. Furniture, children's clothes, & misc. 7320Garage &Yard Sales VACUUM -Hoover 12 amp w/ Hepa filter. $30 863-873-3801 TIRES 4205X50 ZR16 $25 863-382-6741 7310Bargain Buys TIRE 1P235X65RX16 $10 863-382-6741 TABLE -42'' Glass Top with 4 chairs on wheels. $50. 863-385-4612 PAPER WEIGHT6'', Glass, with flower inside. $20. 863-873-7201 or 863-441-0448 MARINE BATTERYMarine Trolling Battery, new MCA750, RC180. $70 863-273-1846 JEWELRY ARMOIREcorner 39 1/2" high,7 lined drawers, 2 chain cabinets. Excl cond.$100 firm. 863-382-6360 GOLF CLUBSPower built, excellent condition. $30 863-385-2605 FISHING RODS& REELS. 4 new Shakespeare Ugly Stick with reels $90 863-273-1846 DRAFTING T-SQUARE48'' Stainless Steel, $10. 863-873-7201 or 863-414-0448 ARMOIRE -White wood 36" wide X 64" high X 18" deep. 2 doors & 3 drawers. $65. 863-385-4701 4 DRAWERchest of drawers. White. $15 863-873-3801 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. PROFORM CROSSWALK treadmill. Excellent condition. $150 863-453-3079 BED FRAME-wood full size, excel. cond., 36" Sony TV w/ media stand, entertainment tower, twin matress, Craftsman lawn mower. 863-471-6674 7300Miscellaneous 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 Rental LOOKING FORSEASONAL RENTAL 2BR, 2BA Condo or House for Jan-Feb-Mar 2012. In Sebring Preferred Call 863-658-1564, before 10 am or after 8 pm, or email: eliskagantert@rogers.com HOG/TURKEY LEASE2 Ethical Bowhunters seeking hog/turkey lease. No dogs, guns, ATV's, or mess. Contact: Irv, 608-516-8615 or irv.xpress@gmail.com 6650Wanted to RentSEBRING 20'X40'Warehouse, 12' overhead door, on busy Highway 27 across from Lakeshore Mall. 863-385-3474 6550Warehousesfor Rent SEBRING -Furnished, 1BR with private bath, in Senior RV Resort. Washer/Dryer, Cable, full use of house. No Pets, No Smoking. For more information call Gloria, 863-257-1577 SEBRING -1BR w/bath, furn/unfurn, W/D, Satellite, full use of home. $400/mo. or $100/wk + dep. 863-304-2849 6400Rooms for RentSEBRING -3BR, 2BA, Lawn Care included. $675/mo. + security deposit. 863-253-1029 or 863-381-7967 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING -Harder Hall area, 2BR, 2BA, 1CG, screened porch. $725/mo. plus & security deposit. View by appointment. Call 863-381-6747, leave message. SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3BR, 2.5BA, 1CG $800/mo. No Smoking, no pets. 863-655-0311 RENTALS2/BR,2/BA Central heat & air $595 3/BR, 2/BA CHA wall to wall carpet, screened room $750 3/BR, 3/BA Loaded,w/ garage $995 Low Security Deposit. 863-638-1516 The Avon Park Housing Authority is now taking applications for North Central Heights Homes, a new Rent Restricted single family home development in Avon Park consisting of 20 Two Bedroom, 46 Three Bedroom and 4 Four Bedroom homes. Rents will average in the low $400s for 2 br. homes and low to mid $500 & $600s for the 3 & 4 Br. homes. Applications open for Avon Park residents only; February 14 March 11, 2011 and all other applicants after March 11, 2011. For further information, contact: Avon Park Housing Authority at 863-452-4432, Ext. 2220LAKE PLACIDSun 'n Lake, 2BR, 1BA, 1CG, large scrn'd porch on back. New paint & carpet. $550mo, + 1st/last/sec. Or For Sale By Owner, Owner Financing. 863-464-8555 or 863-465-6091 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING -Small nicely furnished house 1BR, 1BA. Deposit $100. Monthly $375 with 6 month lease. Pay own electric. 863-385-1806 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. LAKE PLACIDNewer 3BR, 2BA, seasonal or monthly. Excellent furniture & appliances, near lake & boat ramp, No smoking or dogs. $1450/mo. After season, rent reduced. 863-699-1119 6250Furnished Houses 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 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 Factory Liquidation Sale 2009 Model Homes MUST GO! Call for FREE color brochures. 800-622-2832 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 WantedESTERO, FLLIKE NEW 3BR, 2BA, 2CG Duplex in gated community with clubhouse and heated pool. Quiet area, yet convenient to shopping, entertainment, etc. Asking $195,000. Will consider trade for home in Sebring/Highlands County, FL area. Call 239-498-1183. 4300Out-of-TownPropertyL.P. -OPEN HOUSE! FRI SAT-SUN 1 5PM. "Adorable" Love At First Sight! Like New. 2/BR, 2BA, 1 1/2 garage. New paint in & out.Great room with wood burning or electric fire place. Catheral ceiling, Dining room. Lovely kitchen with eating island. Dishwasher, garbage disposal, microwave, self cleaning oven, lazy susan, pantry ad refrigerator. Guest bedroom and large closet. Linen closet. Lovely ceramic bath. Lots of nice large windows throughout Master suite with huge walk in closet. Full bath, ceramic tile, walk in shower, New all season porch. Party room with covered deck. Perfect entertainment center. (A must see) New roof '04, new sir '05. Whole house generator. Lake Clay access. Furniture optional. Owner financing. $91,000. 1640 Oak St. Sylvan Shores. 4100Homes for SaleLake Placid SEBRING 3BR,2BA 1CG, CBS Home 303 Virginia Pl. $119,00 or 2BR, 2BA, MH 5151 Barnum St. $42,500 10% Down Owner Financing Call 863-835-1445 SEBRING -VANTAGE Pte. single 2/BR, 2/BA, split plan, 16'X20' LR, dining area, fam. rm., screened patio, ample garage. Walk to club house / pool. Asking $115,00 w/ major furnishings. Call 863-471-3769 for info. OPEN HOUSE: Sun. 3/20 from 1-5 pm. SEBRING -Quiet Neighborhood on great fishing lake; 2,000 sf, 3BR, 2.5BA remodeled home with large garage & boat house. $219,000. 863-655-2278 MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE! SEBRING NO NEED FOR A BANK! Owner Financing 3BR, 1BA remodeled, NICE HOME! Woodlawn Elem. area. 1243 Fernvale Ave. 863-227-2717 4080Homes for SaleSebringSEBRING -RURAL LIVING adjacent to great fishing lake close to Sebring. 3BR, 2BA home, pole barn, 5 acres fenced, zoned agriculture $150,000. 863-655-2278 Make Offer! 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 FinancialSEEKING WELLEXPERIENCED MEDICAL OFFICE HELP P/T. Excellent billing/collection, communication, typing, computer skills & medical terminology are A MUST Fax resume to: 863-471-3206 or email to: medicalofficebilling@yahoo.com OFFICE ASSISTANT A FullTime position has become available for an Office Assistant at Royal Care of Avon Park. The candidate must highly organized, self starter and detailed in their work performance. Excellent computer skills and documentation skills are a must. Apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W Stratford Rd., Avon Park. (863) 453-6674 EOE/M/F, DFWP MERCHANDISERQUARTERday per monthGDS seeks a dependable individual to merchandise magazines, books and handle special projects in Sebring. Must own a late model vehicle with valid drivers license and auto insurance. Must also be computer literate with access to both email and the Internet. E.mail resume to: recuruiter@slobalinstore.com LPN'S WANTED Avon Park Intermediate Care Facility serving adults with developmental disabilities is seeking Licensed Practical Nurses P/T and PRN. We offer a casual work environment, competitive wage and benefits package. For details call Barb at 863-452-5141 LOCAL PRE-SCHOOLHIRING for several positions. Experience preferred but not required. Benefits available. Call 863-382-2727 to schedule an interview. JEWELRY SALESat Lakeshore Mall. Exciting job for right person with positive attitude people person out going personable friendly! Apply at 3$ cart, next to Food Court. JANITORIAL/RESTAURANT CLEANING Immediate opening for F/T Professional Sub Contractor to clean restaurant. Experience preferred, will train if necessary. Flexible hours. Call M-F, 9-5 1-800-577-1318 HIRING NAILTECH Pedicure, Manicure, Acrylic Nails. Full or Part Time. Paid on Commission. Call Tommy at 727-512-9335 or 863-873-2527. H2A COMPLETELLC 6 Temporary Farm Laborers needed in Desoto County, MS. Must be at least 18 years old. There will be a 1 week training period and 4 week probation period. Job dates 4/01/2011 12/15/2011. Shovel, haul, spread manure, dig holes, ditches and trenches. Manually plant, cultivate and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticultural specialties and field crops. Use hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears and knives. Duties may include tilling soil, applying fertilzers, transplanting, weeding, thinning or pruning crops, applying pesticides, cleaning, grading, packing and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm building and participate in irrigation activities. Work in extreme weather conditions. Tools and equipment will be provided at no cost to the worker. Housing and kitchen facilities provided to workers who cannot reasonable return to their permanent residence at the end of each work day. Transporation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be reimbursed upon completion of 50% of work contract. 3/4 guarantee, 35 hrs. per week Mon Sat. The wage offer is $8.97 per hour. We participate in the E-Verify program. Apply or send resume to the nearest local office of the WIN Job Center in your area using job order # MS26958. H2A COMPLETELLC 6 Temporary Farm Laborers needed in Tate County, MS. Must be at least 18 years old. There will be a 1 week training period and 4 week probation period. Job dates 4/01/2011 12/15/2011. Shovel, haul, spread manure, dig holes, ditches and trenches. Manually plant, cultivate and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticultural specialties and field crops. Use hand tools such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears and knives. Duties may include tilling soil, applying fertilzers, transplanting, weeding, thinning or pruning crops, applying pesticides, cleaning, grading, packing and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm building and participate in irrigation activities. Work in extreme weather conditions. Tools and equipment will be provided at no cost to the worker. Housing and kitchen facilities provided to workers who cannot reasonable return to their permanent residence at the end of each work day. Transporation and subsistence expenses to the worksite will be reimbursed upon completion of 50% of work contract. 3/4 guarantee, 35 hrs. per week Mon Sat. The wage offer is $8.97 per hour. We participate in the E-Verify program. Apply or send resume to the nearest local office of the WIN Job Center in your area using job order # MS26952. 2100Help Wanted WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. Then shop till you drop! 8000Recreation LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.

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SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Friday, March 18, 2011 Page 3B By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING The anxiousn ess was apparent last week, w hen prior to Fridays 14-4 w in over Mulberry, Lake P lacid catcher Brandon Wells p roclaimed, When I look at t he schedule, I circle two g ames. Sebring at home and S ebring away. And so it was that this a nticipation turned into f ruition as after years o f trying to vanquish t heir cross-county r ivals, his team turned t he fairy tale on its e ar as this time a round, it was the D ragons doing the s laying in Tuesdays 3 -1, 11-inning win over the B lue Streaks. Its the first time since I ve been here that weve b eaten them, head coach D an Coomes said. Its great t o know we can play at that l evel, with Sebrings only l osses coming against Winter H aven and Lake Wales, two t op programs in their classific ation. His players, while appreciating that pragmatic side of the win, felt it a bit differently as well. It was definitely an inspiration for us, senior Dylan Weber-Callahan said. I had never beaten them in high school. They have a strong team and coaches and it was a long, intense game. It was a great accomplishment to get this win my senior year. The intensity, a norm in any Highlands County rivalry, was certainly palpable Tuesday as Blue Streak left-hander Aaron Hart locked horns with hardthrowing righty Colby Delaney through three scoreless innings. Delaney struck out five and surrendered no hits through those innings, while Hart was touched for a lone hit and struck out two. The Dragons then got on the board in the fourth when Kyle Barber walked with one out and moved to second on a Tyler Carr single. With two out, WeberCallahan singled to center and Barber came around and slid in just ahead of the tag for a 1-0 lead. Delaney added another strike out to his total in a one, two, three bottom of the fourth and Lake Placid looked to add to the lead when Carr reached to start the fifth and stole second. One out later, Terry Coyne hit a frozen rope toward center, but it was flagged down by Evan Lewis. Delaney followed with another rocket, but again Lewis snared it to leave Carr aboard. The Streaks fell to a similar fate in their half of the fifth, with two batters reaching, but seeing two hard-hit balls tracked down by the Dragon outfield. Sebring would, however, draw even in the sixth with Jesse Baker singling home Lewis. After neither team could score in the seventh, it was on to extras. Both teams went down in order in the eighth and Weber-Callahan came on in relief in the ninth and saw Dragons do the slaying News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Dylan Weber-Callahan goes low to connect with this pitch Tuesday night. The Dragon senior w ould collect two hits and two RBI in Lake Placids 3-1, 11-inning win over Sebring. Lake Placid3Sebring1 Courtesy p hot Avon Park Youth Academy was the first place team in the Special STARS Softball Classic on March 12 at the Highlands County Sports Complex. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Avon P ark Youth Academy team t ook the field three times in t he Special STARS Softball C lassic on Saturday, March 1 2, and came out victorious a t the end. Partners in the local comm unity played in the 12th a nnual coed slow-pitch softb all tournament with individu als with disabilities at the H ighlands County Sports C omplex. There were six local teams c ompeting in the tournament. The slow-pitch softball g ame featured four special a thletes playing with three m ale and three female partn ers in the community on the f ield at all times. Avon Park Youth A cademy, coached by Pete Z eegers, played Florida H ospital Heartland Division, c oached by Jaime B ustamante, and won 14-4. They advanced to play Coffee News, coached by Andy Basso, and won 10-5. The final win was a close game against Duffers Sports Grille, coached by Bobby Sexton, with the score being 8-7. Duffers took second place and Dees Place, coached by Tim Ritenour, was third. I had a great time at the tournament. I worked hard at it, said Bill Sobczak, a member of the Avon Park Youth Academy team and a Special STARS athlete. I enjoyed playing with the people in the community. In addition to winning an individual first place trophy for his teams win, Sobczak, of Sebring, also won the Best Special Athlete award. He even took first place in the Home Run Derby for the special athletes by hitting five home runs. APYA wins Special STARS Softball Classic By BARRYFOSTER Special to the News-Sun SEBRING The American Le Mans Series bills itself as The Leader in Green Racing, but what does that mean? How green can racing really be? This year, the ALMS will continue making history and pushing the boundaries ranging from the use of alternative fuels to activities designed to challenge and enlighten their fans as to the use and development of green transportation options. For starters, the 2011 racing season a number of the top ALMS teams running on an 85-percent mix of cellulosic ethanol including Team Corvette, Intersport Racing, Robertson Racing, Flying Lizard Motorsports, Panoz Racing, Risi Competizione and Extreme Speed Motorsports. Additionally, Dyson Racing will power their Mazda Lola with an isobutanol-blended gasoline, They also are using GOil, an eco-friendly biodegradable motor oil. The lubricant, developed by Green Earth Technologies, began two years ago as the motor oil of choice of the ALMS track vehicles and last year was used exclusively in the Gunnar Jeanette Green Earth LMPChallenge car. Yokahama Tires also are back with tires made from a blend of natural rubber and orange oil in place of petroleum products. They have performed so well in competition that in addition to the entire field in the 2011 GTC division, they are the tires of choice for both the Paul Miller Porsche and the West Racing Lamborghini ALMS GTracing teams. The Michelin Green X Challenge will continue to reward the most energ yefficient performances at each race, with the overa ll best-placed prototype an d the best-placed GTcars at the end of the year winnin g a place on the grid for t he 2012 Le Mans 24 Hours. The Green X Challen ge competition provides y et another race within a rac e where efficiency measur ements to determine t he fastest and greenest com petitors For the 2011 ra cing season, ALMS an d Michelin are trying to ma ke the formula easier for fa ns and teams to understand. Officials of the ALM S say that the use of sustai nable resources is the wa ve of the future, and that li ke many other things, ro ad racing serves as an ente rtaining and efficie nt research and developme nt tool for those with cuttin g edge ideas. Racing stays green at 12 Hours See STARS, page 4B See LP, page 4B News-Sun file photo by SCOTTDRESSE L The Gunnar Jeanette Green Earth LMP Challenge car was last years step toward greener racing with at least eight teams getting into the mix for this years 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. Photo courtesy of CF LSports.co m Zakia Hart had a busy day Tuesday, getting point-scoring finishes in four separate events. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comTuesdays four-team track and field meet saw a heated battle for first between the Avon Park and Sebring boys, while the Lady Blue Streaks cruised to a win at Firemans Field. Initial scoring showed the Red Devils edging the Blue Streaks 82.83 to 81.16, but an entry error in the 400-meter dash had Sebrings Carl Dassinger with a time of 57:23, as in 57 minutes, 23 seconds, rather than his actual 57.23 seconds. Correction of this error moved Dassinger into fourth place in the event, adding two points for the Streaks, and knocking Avon Parks Darius from fifth to sixth, and taking a point off the Devilsoverall total, leaving the final count at Sebring 83.16, Avon Park 81.83. The Red Devils piled up the points in the dashes early, with Anthony Redrick and Lacy Turner finishing first and second, respectively, in the 100meter dash. Sebring tops quad meet See TRACK, page 4B

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HOPE 3-on-3SEBRING The First Annual Mary Toney HOPE Foundation Community 3on-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 25. 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.Doc Owen Golf TourneyAVON PARK The Avon Park Noon Rotary Club will host its Second Annual David Doc Owen Golf tournament on Saturday, April 16 at Highlands Ridge North. The two-person scramble-format entry fee is $60 per person with prizes in flight groups, lunch, goodie bag and refreshments on the course. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Entry information and check payable to Avon Park Noon Rotary mailed to Chet Brojek, 3310 Par Rd, Sebring, FL 33872. Golfers should include their names and handicaps along with their check. Those needing a form may email Brojek at cbrojek@comcast.net or call 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 Saturday, April 9, with a n 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 tournament. Registration forms are availab le at the Country Club of Sebring Pro Sho p (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. Barefoot Waterski TourneyFORTMYERS The 10th annual Deuceapalooza Barefoot Endurance Tournament is set for April 9 in Fort Myers. This tournament is open to waterski enthusiasts of all ages. Trophies and cash prizes will be hand ed out. Participants will receive a free T shirt. For information, call Deuce at (239) 693-1975. EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB x-Boston4818.727 New York3432.51514 Philadelphia3533.51514 New Jersey2243.3382512Toronto1849.2693012Southeast Division WLPctGB x-Miami4622.676 x-Orlando4326.623312Atlanta 3929.5747 Charlotte2839.4181712Washington1650.24229 Central Division WLPctGB y-Chicago4818.727 Indiana2939.42620 Milwaukee2641.3882212Detroit 2444.35325 Cleveland1353.19735WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB x-San Antonio5413.806 Dallas4820.706612New Orleans4030.5711512Memphis3731.5441712Houston3534.50720 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City4423.657 Denver4127.603312Portland3829.5676 Utah3633.5229 Minnesota1752.24628 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers4820.706 Phoenix3333.50014 Golden State3038.44118 L.A. Clippers2643.3772212Sacramento1650.24231 x-clinched playoff spot ___ Tuesdays Games Indiana 119, New York 117 Atlanta 110, Milwaukee 85 Chicago 98, Washington 79 Portland 104, Dallas 101 Wednesdays Games Denver 102, Atlanta 87 Boston 92, Indiana 80 Detroit 107, Toronto 93 Orlando 93, Milwaukee 89, OT New Orleans 100, Phoenix 95 Oklahoma City 96, Miami 85 Houston 94, Charlotte 78 Utah 119, Minnesota 104 Cleveland 97, Sacramento 93 Dallas 112, Golden State 106 Philadelphia 104, L.A. Clippers 94 Thursdays Games Chicago at New Jersey, late Memphis at New York, late Cleveland at Portland, late Fridays Games Chicago at Indiana, 7 p.m. Denver at Orlando, 7 p.m. Washington at Toronto, 7 p.m. Miami at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. New York at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Charlotte at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. San Antonio at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Boston at Houston, 8:30 p.m. New Jersey at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Golden State at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Philadelphia at Sacramento, 10 p.m. Minnesota at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia4319793222184 Pittsburgh4122890206172 N.Y. Rangers3730478204174 New Jersey3332470150176 N.Y. Islanders27331165197227 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston3921987208166 Montreal3825783186176 Buffalo3428876203202 Toronto31301072187219 Ottawa2536959158220 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington41211092195176 Tampa Bay3922987210211 Carolina32291074198212 Atlanta29291270196227 Florida2833965175194WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit4220892230201 Chicago3824884232196 Nashville35251080179165 Columbus32271074190209 St. Louis3130971194209 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA y-Vancouver47169103237169 Calgary3627981217207 Minnesota3528777178188 Colorado2635860193243 Edmonton2338955172231 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA San Jose4023888203186 Los Angeles4025585196170 Phoenix37231185206203 Dallas3725882196199 Anaheim3827581197203 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Tuesdays Games Boston 3, Columbus 2, SO New Jersey 4, Atlanta 2 N.Y. Rangers 6, N.Y. Islanders 3 Washington 4, Montreal 2 Carolina 1, Buffalo 0 Pittsburgh 5, Ottawa 1 Philadelphia 3, Florida 2 Los Angeles 4, Nashville 2 San Jose 6, Dallas 3 Phoenix 4, Calgary 3 Wednesdays Games Toronto 3, Carolina 1 Detroit 3, Washington 2 Vancouver 4, Colorado 2 Anaheim 2, St. Louis 1 Thursdays Games Philadelphia at Atlanta, late Detroit at Columbus, late Tampa Bay at Montreal, late New Jersey at Ottawa, late Toronto at Florida, late Boston at Nashville, late Chicago at Dallas, late Colorado at Calgary, late Phoenix at Edmonton, late St. Louis at Los Angeles, late Minnesota at San Jose, late Fridays Games Washington at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Montreal at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. N.Y. Islanders at Carolina, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Vancouver, 10 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEWLPct Kansas City126.667 Seattle105.667 Detroit139.591 Minnesota108.556 Boston119.550 Los Angeles1010.500 Texas99.500 Toronto99.500 Baltimore89.471 Tampa Bay89.471 Cleveland79.438 New York711.389 Oakland712.368 Chicago611.353NATIONAL LEAGUEWLPct San Francisco165.762 Colorado146.700 Atlanta126.667 Philadelphia137.650 Milwaukee127.632 St. Louis107.588 Cincinnati108.556 Washington108.556 New York910.474 San Diego89.471 Chicago912.429 Pittsburgh812.400 Houston814.364 Los Angeles615.286 Florida513.278 Arizona517.227 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. ___ Tuesdays Games Philadelphia 13, Toronto 7 St. Louis 4, Atlanta 0 Tampa Bay 11, Florida 2 Boston 2, Detroit 1, 10 innings Houston 14, Baltimore 8 Chicago Cubs (ss) 8, Oakland (ss) 1 Cleveland 9, Milwaukee 7 Kansas City 4, Oakland (ss) 3 L.A. Dodgers 7, Texas 6 L.A. Angels 9, San Diego 6 Colorado 4, Chicago Cubs (ss) 2 N.Y. Mets 5, Washington 2 San Francisco 5, Arizona 4 Wednesdays Games Houston 8, Washington 7 Tampa Bay 6, Florida 3 Atlanta 4, Boston 3 Minnesota 4, N.Y. Mets 3 Toronto 5, Pittsburgh 3 St. Louis 9, Detroit 4 San Francisco 5, Chicago White Sox 3 L.A. Angels 10, Arizona 8 N.Y. Yankees 10, Baltimore 0 Colorado 11, Texas 10 Kansas City 5, Cincinnati 3 Milwaukee 5, Seattle 4 Thursdays Games Minnesota vs. Detroit, late Toronto vs. Philadelphia, late Florida vs. St. Louis, late N.Y. Mets vs. Boston, late Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh, late Cleveland vs. Cincinnati, late Chicago Cubs vs. Oakland, late Chi. White Sox (ss) vs. Milwaukee, late Arizona vs. L.A. Dodgers, late Chi. White Sox (ss) vs. Colorado, late Washington vs. Atlanta, late Tampa Bay vs. N.Y. Yankees, late Seattle vs. Kansas City, late Texas vs. San Diego, late L.A. Angels vs. San Francisco, late Fridays Games St. Louis vs. Washington at Viera, 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia at Clearwater, 1:05 p.m. Houston vs. Florida at Jupiter, 1:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees vs. Toronto at Dunedin, 1:05 p.m. Detroit vs. Boston (ss) at Fort Myers, 1:05 p.m. Atlanta vs. N.Y. Mets at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m. Cincinnati vs. Chicago Cubs at Mesa, 4:05 p.m. San Diego vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, 4:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers vs. San Francisco at Scottsdale, 4:05 p.m. Arizona vs. Seattle at Peoria, 4:05 p.m. Cleveland (ss) vs. Kansas City at Surprise, 4:05 p.m. Milwaukee vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, 4:10 p.m. Boston (ss) vs. Tampa Bay at Port Charlotte, 7:05 p.m. Minnesota vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, 7:05 p.m. Oakland vs. Chicago White Sox at Glendale, 7:05 p.m. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Softball vs.Sonrise Christian,6 p.m. MONDAY: Softball vs.Clewiston,5/7 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball at Frostproof,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Avon Park,5:30/7:30 p.m.; Boys Tennis vs.LaBelle,4:30 p.m.; Girls Tennis at LaBelle,4:30 p.m. Sebring FRIDAY: Baseball at Hardee,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Avon Park,5:30/7:30 p.m. MONDAY: Boys/Girls Tennis vs.Tenoroc,4:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball vs.Haines City,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Ridge,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Tennis at Clewiston,4 p.m.; Girls Tennis at Auburndale,4 p.m.; Track and Field at Avon Park, 4:30 p.m. SFCC FRIDAY: Baseball at Polk State College,6 p.m. SATURDAY: Baseball vs.Polk State College,2 p.m.; Softball at Pasco-Hernando,1 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball at Polk State College,6 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Baseball vs.Hillsborough,6 p.m. THURSDAY: Softball at State College of Florida,5 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Softball at Sebring,5:30/7:30 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball vs.Hardee,7 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball vs.Tenoroc,7 p.m.; Softball at Lake Placid,5:30/7:30 p.m.; Track and Field hosts meet,4:30 p.m. T T E E N N N N I I S S F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 4 4 p p . m m . 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T T N N T T 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 4 4 p p . m m . NCAATournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T B B S S 4 4 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NCAA T ournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 6 6 : : 4 4 5 5 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T B B S S 7 7 p p . m m . NCAA T ournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 7 7 : : 1 1 5 5 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 9 9 : : 1 1 5 5 p p . m m . NCAA T ournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T B B S S 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 9 9 : : 4 4 5 5 p p . m m . NCAA T ournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T TS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 1 1 a a . m m . NITTournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N N N o o o o n n p p . m m . NCAATournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NCAA T ournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 5 5 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 6 6 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 7 7 p p . m m . NCAATournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T B B S S 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NCAA T ournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 8 8 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NCAA T ournament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T B B S SW W O O M M E E N N S S C C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 1 1 a a . m m . NCAA Tournament. . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament. . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 4 4 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament. . . . . . . . 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Golf Hammock The Ladies Golf Association played an Odd Holes event on Wednesday, March 16, and there was a tie for first in the First Flight between Florence Towell and Joyce Stanley, as each came in with 28s. There was then a three-way tie for third between the 29s brought in by Ruth Kirk, Mary Bond and Trudy Stowe. The Second Flight saw Marge Pederson claim the top spot with a 24, one ahead of the 25 brought in by Jo Thornburg for second. Tying for third were Nancy Senior and Cindy Dall, each carding a 27. Last Monday, March 14, the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am Points at Golf Hammock. Jim Gulick had a plus 7 to take first place in A group and Mike Lajiniss had plus 2 for second place. There was a tie for first place in B group between Bobby Culbert and Dave Baker with plus 6. Harvey Kecskes won first place with plus 5 in C group while Doug Haire took second with plus 1. D group saw Joe Hyzny take first place with plus 6 and Paul Brown in second with plus 3. Doc Thomas was in first place with minus 1 in E group and Rick Marshall in second place with minus 2. Ken Spencer had a plus 7 to take first place in F group while Bob Hughes took second place with plus 3. Bill Alesi scored plus 6 to take first place in G group and Janet Regan in second place wiith plus 3. Tom Dismpelaere scored plus 3 to take first place in H Group and Paul Skidmore in second place with plus 2. Sal Sboto had a plus 4 to take first place in I group and Jerry Hodges plus 3 for second place. Les Layton made plus 4 to take first place in J group and Bob Fidlin with plus 3 for second place. Joe O'Block scored a plus 3 for firsst place in K group and Jack Nichols a plous 2 for second place. Larry Giangreco was in first place in L group with a plus 3 and Lerry Maurer in second with plus 2. Dan Harper had a plus 3 for first place in M group while Pete Mezza was at plus 2 for second place. Don Tiemens scored plus 3 for first place in N group. Next Monday will be a shotgun start at Golf Hammock beginning at 8:30 a.m. Please arrive early to register. For more information, call Pete Mezza at 382-1280.Harder HallThe Ladies League played a pro am points event on Monday, March 14. The winners were: Tying for first/second places were Nancy Jenkins and Pat Rice with plus-6 each. Third place, Jackie Christopher with plus-4.PinecrestThe Mens Association played Team and Individual Pro-Am Points on Wednesday, March 16. Taking the team win were Mike McCarville, Ron Solomon, Don Brubaker and Stan Griffis with a score of +21 to stay ahead of the +19 posted by Bob Watkins, Joe Sulecki, Art Demers and Darrell Bailey. Winning A Division, individually, was Larry Staggs with a +11 while Jim Gulick totaled +9 for second. B Division saw a three-way tie for first with Bill LaRue, Jim Elliott and Norm Deminna each scoring +4. Demers put up a huge number to win C Division with a +15, outdistancing Larry Holzworths +6. Griffis saw a closer contest in D Division with his +9 just two ahead of the +7s brought in by both Jerry Edwards and Carl Sachetti.Placid Lakes Country ClubThe Mens Association played a Team Low Net event Wednesday, March 16 with John Goble, Ed Bartusch and Chuck Fortunato claiming first place with a -19. David Raciti, Bob McMillian, Bruce Miseno and Darrell Horney were second at -10 and Rus Isaacs, Darrell Gardner, Jim Hays and David Moiles were third at -4. Getting closest to the pin was Bud Snyder, hitting to within 12 feet of #6. The Mens Association played a Throw Out Nine Blind Holes/Half Handicap event on Wednesday, March 9. Winning first place was the team of Tom Lacy, Jim Hays, Bill Lockwood and Howard Ticknor with 160; and second place, Russ Isaacs, Darrell Horney and Cody Coates with 165. Closest to the pin: No. 13, Jim Hays, 3feet-5-inches.River GreensThe Golfettes played a game on Tuesday, March 15. Winning first place was the team of Michelle Koon, Donna Johnson, Bev Rudd and Kay Conkle with 269; second place, Linda Therrien, Karen Speaker, Pat Gower and Pat Kincer with 284; and third place, Peggy Wehunt, Carole McClay, Jeannine Persails and Pat Graf with 287. The Morrison Group played a game Tuesday, March 15. Winning first place was the team of Larry Roy, Tom Morway, Don McDonald and Fred Evans with minus35; and second place, Tom Morway, Ken Brunswick, Hank Wunderlich and Lefty St. Pierre with minus-33. Tying for third/fourth places were the teams of Romy Febre, Ken Koon, Gil Heier and Keith Kincer; David Kelly, Butch Smith, Bob Wolf and Clark Austin with minus-32 each. The Morrison Group played a game on Monday, March 14. Winning first place was the team of Cecil Lemons, Ray Delsasso, Ed Mosser and Lefty St. Pierre with minus-33; and second place, Len Westdale, Bob Stevens, Leo Persails and Tim Thomas with minus-28. A Limited Member event was played on Monday, March 14. Winning first place was the team of Sharon and Bern Koster, Ed and Judy Ward with plus-2. Individual winners were: Tying for first place were Mike Weth and Sharon Koster with plus-4.5 each. The Mens Association played a Mens Day event on Saturday, March 12. Winning first place was the team of Tim Anderson, Johnny Wehunt, Keith Kincer and Dale Duncan. Closest to the pin: No. 3, Keith Kincer, 7-feet-2-inches; No. 5, Jim Cercy, 10-feet-9-inches; No. 12, Keith Kincer, 6-feet; and No. 17, Clark Austin, 13-feet-8-inches. A Morning Scramble was played Friday, March 11. Winning first place was the team of Carolyn and Kenny Brunswick, Romy Febre and Bob Streeter. The Friday Afternoon Scramble was played March 11. Winning first place was the team of Dennis Dunn, Don and Jody Ethen, Tom Stewart and Fran Neil with 15under; and second place, Jeff Davies, Dr. C. Seralde, Danny Pelfrey, Joe Graf, Peggy Wehunt and Pat Graf with 14under. The Mens Association played a pro am tournament on Wednesday, March 9. Winning first place was the team of Glenn Nelson, Tim Thomas, Dale Mundt and Paul Johnson with plus-16; second place, Bob Streeter, Cecil Lemons and Terry Lewis with plus-8; and third place, Jerry Edwards, Ron Andrews, Stan Griffis and Peter Bridge with plus-7.5. The Golfettes played a game on Tuesday, March 8. Low Gross First place, Linda Therrien; and second place, Pauline Bridge. Tying for third/fourth/fifth places were Patti Wedge, Kay Conkle and Betty Leblanc. Low Net First place, Jan Stevens; and tying for second/third places were Penny Anderson and Fran Neil. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 18, 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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After a beautiful month of F ebruary and some great trips o ut on area waters, Sebring K ayak Tours doesnt let up in M arch, offering several trips t hroughout the month. Saturday March 19, 8 p.m. Moonlight Paddle Lake J ackson Watch a spectacular mixt ure of pink and orange hues a s the sun sets on the shimm ering waters of Lake J ackson. And then marvel at the b eauty of a full moon. End your day with a very r elaxing trip under the stars. We recommend that you h ave some kayaking experie nce. We will launch from V eterans Beach and paddle o ur way across to the City P ier (where we will get out, s tretch and have a snack) and t hen paddle our way back to V eterans Beach (or vice v ersa depending on weather c onditions). Sunday March 20, 8 p.m. Sunset Tour Arbuckle C reek/ Istokpoga Park We will meet and launch f rom the boat ramp on Lake Istokpoga Park off of Hwy 98 in Sebring. Well paddle upstream to our favorite get out/stretch/snack/swim spot and then paddle our way back to the Park. This is a late afternoon (sunset) trip with approximately 2 1/2 hours of paddling. Ideal for beginners and first-timers as well as seasoned paddlers. Saturday March 26, 10 a.m. Alafia River Lithia Springs Park The Alafia River is a narrow, twisting trail with large oak, cypress and cedar trees that line the banks and form a canopy overhead. Paddlers share the peace and quiet with wading birds and turtles. The Alafia is a fairly swift river, especially for central Florida, and some small shoals are exposed in low water creating small (very small) rapids... Yippee! We will meet at Lithia Springs Park and shuttle you to the launch site at Alderman Ford Park. This is a full day trip with approximately 3 1/2 4 hrs of paddling time including a break for lunch about halfway. Sunday March 27, 4 p.m. Sunset Tour Arbuckle Creek/ Istokpoga Park We will meet and launch from the boat ramp on Lake Istokpoga Park off of Hwy 98 in Sebring. Well paddle upstream to our favorite get out/stretch/snack/swim spot and then paddle our way back to the Park. This is a late afternoon (sunset) trip with approximately 2 1/2 hours of paddling. Ideal for beginners and first-timers as well as seasoned paddlers. All trips are $39 per person (single or tandem), $19 for those bringing their own kayaks. All reservations must be confirmed via phone or email no later than 24 hrs prior to the trip. Kayaking is a water activity you will get wet. so dress appropriately. Kayaking is also a yearround 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. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, March 18, 2011www.newssun.com E.O. Koch Construction1417 Swank Avenue Sebring, FL 33870(863) 385-8649COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL CONSTRUCTIONLet our highly qualified staff develop your commercial property, build your dream home,or do your remodeling.For all of your Aluminum,Steel,and Conventional construction needsEmail: kochcon@strato.net State Certified License #CGC1515338 ENGINEERED STEEL BUILDINGS RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL DESIGN REMODELING ALUMINUM ROOFING Carports, Patios, Siding, Fascia SEAMLESS GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS Plenty of Kayak Tours on tap in March Special to the News-SunLAKEPLAICD Lake Placid Youth Baseball and Softball is accepting registration forms forBaseball ages 11-12 Ozone, 13-14 and Softball,ages10-12, 13-15. Forms are available at the website www.lpyb.net, or call Sheri Griffin at 4411955 for Baseball and Linette Wells at 441-2320 for Softball. Registration deadline is Thursday, April 7 for bas eball and softball. Player evaluation an d draft will be Saturday, Ap ril 9 at 1 p.m. no registr ations will be accepted aft er the day of the draft. Player evaluation is mandatory players n ot present will be random ly assigned to a team. Lake Placid Baseball, Softball sign-ups FRIDAY SENIOR SAINTS High Games Les Layton . . . . . . . .246 Joyce Wilkinson . . . . . .212 David Hanner . . . . . . .210 Larry Boelter . . . . . . . .210 Barbara Brand . . . . . . .180 Kay Gray . . . . . . . . .177 High Series Frank Blanton . . . . . . .634 Jim McLaughlin . . . . . .609 Cindy Darling . . . . . . .571 Gary Anderson . . . . . . .565 Bunny Boelter . . . . . . .497 Barbara Galonwik . . . . . .469 MIXED NUTS High Games Roger Stevenson . . . . . .238 Tim OLeary . . . . . . . .204 James Donohue . . . . . .180 Joan Siegel . . . . . . . .155 Valerie Brodbeck . . . . . .152 Lucy Bruno . . . . . . . .138 High Series Gil Bass . . . . . . . . .693 Ted Watson . . . . . . . .541 Willie McGowan . . . . . .493 Kay Gray . . . . . . . . .446 Jo Shook . . . . . . . . .420 Judy Bateman . . . . . . .384 HEARTLAND MIXED High Games with handicap Charlie Young . . . . . . .289 Richard Lawrence . . . . . .273 Sylvia Lewis . . . . . . . .268 Troy Kline . . . . . . . . .252 Joyce Wilkinson . . . . . .242 Sharon Tomlinson . . . . .242 Chere Young . . . . . . . .242 High Series with handicap Walt Daniels . . . . . . . .717 Debbie Daffron . . . . . . .704 Derek Vezina . . . . . . . .701 Ken Long . . . . . . . . .689 Vickie Daniels . . . . . . .677 Mychelle Deshazo . . . . . .666K K e e g g e e l l B B o o w w l l i i n n g g C C e e n n t t e e r r L L e e a a g g u u e e S S c c o o r r e e s s I felt proud and surprised t hat I won the Best Athlete a ward, Sobczak said. By p laying in this tournament, I l earned to play as a team and w ork together. Partners in the community e qually benefitted from the t ournament. I learned about Special S TARS four years ago at L unch Club Wednesday. My b rother was a former Special O lympian in Ohio and Andy ( her husband) filmed the very f irst Special Olympics event a t the Ohio State University w ith Eunice Shriver. This is o ur third year as sponsors a nd volunteers for Special S TARS. We would not trade i t for anything. Every year w e come home after the tourn ament and reflect on the day a nd how blessed we are to be a ble to have the privilege to b e a part of it all. In addition to Sobczak, o ther award winners were A my Torres, of Beef O Bradys, Best Coach; Hank B rady, of Florida Hospital, B est Community Partner; Tim R itenour, of Dees Place, C oach Sportsmanship; David S ipos, of Duffers Sports G rille, Partner Sportsmanship; a nd Shawn Squires, of Coffee N ews, Special Athlete S portsmanship. Derek Aul hit the most h ome runs in the Home Run D erby for men by hitting four a nd Amanda Grimaldi hit the most for the women by hitting three. This was a separate activity held during the tourney for players. This was the first year that Special STARS joined efforts with South Florida Community College. The college was the major All-Star sponsor for the tournament along with Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 and Highlands Sertoma Club. It was very rewarding to see the joy on the faces of all those that took part in the event. The tournament is a wonderful opportunity to help participants learn many important skills, but do it in a way that is fun and engaging, Dr. Christopher van der Kaay, director of SFCC Adult Education, said. SFCC has partnered with Ridge Area Arc and the Special STARS program to provide an opportunity for athletes to further develop motor and socialization skills. Both adults with disabilities and volunteers come together to engage in softball competition and model acceptable sportsmanlike conduct, effective communication and motor skills development, Sylvia Turner, SFCC coordinator of Adult Education Special Projects, said. It is an excellent way for the community to work together in a fun-loving atmosphere to improve the program participantsquality of life. Heidi Stover, of Sebring Elks Lodge 1529, and van derKaay threw out the first pitch of the tournament. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners donated the usage of the fields for the tourney. I was impressed with the way the ball fields were kept. They were very clean and nice to play on, said Coffee News team member Mary Manning. The Heartland Riders Association made a donation to cover a portion of the free lunches given away to all the athletes competing in the tourney. Umpires for the tourney who donated their time were Jeanette Phipps, Karen Bolin, David Nitz, Roseann Kiefer, Kaylee Norris, Nancy Jones, Todd Creech and Nat Imsdahl. For special athletes learning the skills of playing softball, there was a skill level sponsored by Aaction Pest Control and Lampe & Kiefer Hearing Aid Center. They competed for medals. They were tested on throwing, fielding, batting and running to a base. The Cracker Trail 4-H Club assisted with the skill level competition. Skill level participants getting first place were Ryland Biggs, Ruth Hancock and Hugh Sims. Second place medals went to Jimmy Phipps, Dennis Taylor, Bobby Byrd and Linda Decker. Third place went to Frances Goff, Richy Rossner and Sue Talios. During the opening ceremony, the Avon Park High School Air Force Junior ROTC presented the American flag followed by the national anthem sang by Carl Gillilan, of Sebring. Markevin Smith, a special athlete and member of the Avon Park Youth Academy team, brought tears to everyones eyes after he sang God Bless America after the national anthem. I practiced all week on the song, Smith said. Other tournament sponsors include Doris and David Magowan, Morris Funeral Chapel, Heacock Insurance Agency, Reflections on Silver Lake, Highlands Independent Bank, Beta Sigma Phi, StephensonNelson Funeral Home, King Equipment and Jim and Carol Phipps. Proceeds from the tournament went to Special STARS to help pay for the 12 different sports and six recreational activities done throughout the year for more than 250 athletes with physical and mental disabilities in Highlands County. Continued from 1B two Streaks reach with one out before he struck out the next two hitters to get out of it. The Dragons got a runner on in the tenth, but couldnt bring him around and Sebring loaded the bases in the bottom of the inning, but left them loaded. Delaney then lead off the eleventh with a walk with Barber following suit, but two quick outs later, it looked like it might be for naught. But Weber-Callahan reached on an error, bringing Delaneys run home and a wild pitch allowed Barber to come plateward for a 3-1 lead. The Streaks werent done battling, however, as Knight singled and stole second. Another runner would reach, but Weber-Callahan worked his way out of it, getting the final two outs to claim the long-awaited victory. Im happy for the kids, Coomes said. I cant s ay we played a great gam e, there were some things w e didnt do well. But the w ay they grinded it out and di dnt fold under the pressu re was great to see. I just dont want them to see this as the ultimate. I ts a good marker for us, b ut really, its not a distri ct game, he continued. No w if we can take this forwa rd to our district games, w e have a chance to do re al well. On that, Weber-Callah an agreed. Thats exactly right, he said. We just have to ma ke sure to stay on the sam e page the rest of the season . Now 8-1 (4-1), La ke Placid has time to savor t he win, not taking the fie ld again until Tuesdays di strict date at Frostproof. Sebring, meanwhil e, looked to break out of it s three-game skid Thursd ay in another cross-coun ty match-up with Avon Pa rk before traveling to Hard ee tonight. Continued from 1B LP outlasts Streaks STARS swing for the fences Travious Knight and T urner then turned the same t rick in the 200 before Jeff S atine and Akub Antione w ent second and third in the 4 00. Sebring got into the runn ing with Renee Marin taki ng second in the 800 and E van Wilburn winning the 3 ,200. Steven Roberts earned s ome Avon Park points with s econd place finishes in both t he 110 and 300-meter hurd les and Michael Rhoden, S atine, Antoine and Knight w on the 4X400 relay ahead o f Sebrings Brendan Bivens, M arin, Josh Bowyer and D avid Scheck. But the Streaks then won t he 4X800 as Scheck, W ilburn, Elias Salgado and D onavon White finished in 9 :02 for six points. White and Tim Blackman t hen took the top two spots in t he high jump and Devin Clarke, Dassinger and White went one, two, three in the long jump. Sebrings Adrion Khan and Colton Dillon then shared the top spot in the pole vault with Avon Parks Clinton Faircloth and though White got some Blue Streak points for winning the triple jump, Roberts and Williams went second and third for the Devils. Similarly, in the shot put, Cody Cook earned Sebring six points with his win, but Avon Park went second and third with Estevinson Louis and Redrick. Cook and Patric Morris finished the Sebring scoring with the top two spots in the discus while Dorceau Antoine and Macso Louis went third and fourth for the Red Devils. The Sebring girls had an easier time of it, totaling 102 points to Avon Parks 58, Hardees 57 and Haines Citys 42. But again, it was the Devils breaking out early as Angelique Ligon and Zakia Hart went first and third, respectively, in the 100 and Ligon and Jasmine Wilson did the same in the 200. Mariam Olupitan took second in the 400 with Lady Streak Peyton Todd taking third in the event. Sebring started pulling away as the distances got longer with Hannah Schroeder winning the 800, Taylor Tubbs the 1,600 and 3,200 and Emily Smith taking second in the 3,200. Olupitan took second for Avon Park in the 1,600 and Hart and Ligon earned points by taking fourth and fifth in the 100 hurdles. Destiny McCartney finished second in the 300 hurdles with Kristina Williams taking fourt to add more to Sebrings total. Ligon, Hart, Wilson and Takeisha Williams won the 4X100 for the Devils, Christina Gourley, Deidre Shankle, Cassandra Marentes and Schroeder won the 4X400 for the Streaks and Schroeder, Marentes, Smith and Tubbs took the 4X800 for another Sebring win. Williams and Ligon then won the high and long jumps, respectively, for Avon Park, while Justus Martin and Rachel Smit topped the pole vault for the Lady Streaks. Shalantay Rose earned second in the triple jump and Keaundra Bowens and Roneika Freeman were second and third in the shot put and Alexxis Harris and Bowens were third and fourth in the discus. Lawanda Cunningham took fourth for Avon Park in the shot put and Hart was second in the discus. Continued from 1B Track meet sees plenty of great performances News-Sun staff reportIt hasnt been a good week for the South Florida Panthers. Though the baseball squad made things more competitive than Mondays 12-2 loss to State College of Florida, Wednesday still saw them come up short in a 6-5 loss to the Manatees The Lady Panthers of t he softball diamond, howeve r, couldnt do much wi th Hillsborough Tuesda y, falling 3-0 and having a perfect game throw n against them in the opene r, and dropping the nightc ap 15-5. Panther woes

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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 18, 2011Page 5B 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. 5005 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL 33872863-386-1060 Care You Can Trust, Service You Deserve Secured Memory Care Unit Now Accepting Medicaid Diversion Respite Care Independent Living Assisted Living LIVING BRINGS IT IN. WE TAKE IT OUT.Call for Our Weekly Specials.AVON PARK 452-5800 SEBRING 382-3363 LAKE PLACID 465-1530 HEALTHYLIVING ARAContentDiabetes is a serious disease that affects nearly 26 million children and adults in the United States. Early diagnosis is critical to successful treatment and delaying or preventing some of its complications such as heart disease, blindness, kidney disease, stroke, amputation and death. This year, T-fal has joined the American Diabetes Associations Stop Diabetes movement to educate and teach consumers about healthful eating. By following the simple steps below, families can better understand their risk and take the necessary steps to help combat this disease. Know your risk Get tested. ADAAlert Day, the fourth Tuesday in March, is a day when Americans are urged to Join the Million Challenge and take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they are at risk for developing the disease. By answering a few simple questions about age, weight, family history and other risk factors, its easy for anyone to find out if they are in danger of developing type 2 diabetes. In support of Alert Day, T-fal ActiFry will donate $1, up to $20,000, between March 22 and April 22 to the Association for each person who visits www.t-falusa.com and completes the Diabetes Risk Test. Get educatedEveryone should be aware of the risk factors for diabetes. People who are overweight, not physically active (living a sedentary lifestyle) and over the age of 45 should consider themselves at risk for the disease. Eat for your health If you are overweight, losing weight is one of the most important things you can do to prevent diabetes. A healthy diet is not only based on healthy food ingredients and small portion sizes, but also on healthy cooking methods. Together, those three dont have to leave you feeling deprived or restricted. One option for low-fat cooking is the revolutionary T-fal ActiFry. Its innovative heat pulse system and stirring paddle ensures even cooking and distribution, using little or no oil for each dish. The ActiFry also comes with a 38-page recipe book, developed in part by nutritionist and registered dietitian Ellie Krieger, which features a variety of recipes for main entrees, side dishes, snacks and even desserts. Get active Exercising is a great way to help manage your weight and lower blood glucose levels, as well as help you feel better about yourself and improve overall health. Aim for a minimum of 30 minutes most days and choose aerobic exercises that get the heart pumping such as walking, jogging, swimming and bicycling. Start slowly, gradually increasing the intensity and length of your workout as your fitness level increases. Once you create an exercise routine that works for you, youll find it isnt that hard to keep going. Youll feel great and have more energy as time goes on. For more information on how you can support the cause, or to learn more about how ActiFry, T-fal and the American Diabetes Association are working together to stop diabetes, visit www.stopdiabetes.org. ARAContent Staying active is a good way to control diabetes risk. Diabetes: Know your risk and what you can do Dear Readers: I could probably write a regular I Told You So column because new research keeps showing up that backs up advice that Ive been giving for years. If you are among the 21 million people in this country who take a PPI (proton pump inhibitor) used for blocking acid in the stomach, then read on. These medications are prescribed for treating ulcers, serious heart burn, and other digestive problems. The most popular medications in this class are called Nexium, Aciphex, Prevacid, Protonix, Zergerid and Prilosec. Afew of these are sold over-the-counter, by their brand name, or as a store-brand generic. These drugs shut down acid production, 24/7 and they get the job done but at a price. The FDAis now going to require warning labels on all of these drugs stating that they rob your body of magnesium (hypomagnesemia) and that it could lead to severe adverse effects. Finally! Ive been sounding the warning for years about magnesium depletion from taking acid blockers, and dozens of other drugs! I actually wrote the book on drug muggers! Ill warn you again, these drugs deplete your body of other minerals, and B vitamins too! Thousands of drugs are mugging you of essential micronutrients, and this is what causes side effects! Your heart needs magnesium to pump and to manufacture happy brain neurotransmitters. Your muscles need it in order to tense and relax. Magnesium helps make red blood cells and it sends messages along your nerves properly. It helps you form DNA, the genetic material that encodes who you are. It helps your immune system defend you from germs and it maintains bone integrity. If you take acid blockers (or antacids) for more than six months, bet your bottom dollar youre clean ou t of minerals and B vitamin s, not to mention your benef icial gut flora. Does all this mean that you should stop taking your medicine? No, do whatever you and your doctor agree upon. Im ju st saying you should marry your acid blocking medic ation with a powerful trace mineral supplement and B complex each day. Or, yo u could take spirulina tablet s instead, which offer a mo re bioavailable version of al l your B vitamins and mine rals in one tablet. To help ensure good nutrient statu s, please eat (or juice) lots o f green leafy vegetables. Explore natural remedie s for heartburn and reflux. Ive archived some article s at my website www.SuzyCohen.com tha t will help you find nutrien ts such as DGL, triphala, betaine or glutamine whic h may help. The topic of drug muggers is of major league importance. Your comfort if not your life depends o n you learning what nutrien ts are depleted by your med ications, and its easy to correct. Check out my book Drug Muggers: Which Medications Are Robbing Your Body of Essential NutrientsAnd Natural Ways to Restore Them. Its your side effe ct solution. 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. I told you so! FDA recognizes the drug mugging effect Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Associated PressATLANTA U.S. life expectancy has hit another all-time high, rising above 78 years. The estimate of 78 years and 2 months is for a baby born in 2009, and comes from a preliminary report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About 2.4 million people died in the United States in 2009 roughly 36,000 fewer deaths than the year before. Deaths were down for a range of causes, from heart disease to homicide, so experts dont believe theres one simple explanation for the increase in life expectancy. Better medical treatment, vaccination campaigns and public health measures against smoking are believed to be having an impact. U.S. life expectancy has been generally increasing since at least the 1940s, though some years it held steady and a few times it temporarily dipped. Previously, the CDC said a onemonth dip occurred in 2008 to 77 years and 11 months. But in Wednesdays report, the agency corrected that to 78 years, attributing the glitch to a computer programming error. Belatedly, we realized theres something wrong here in the 2008 estimate, said Ken Kochanek, a CDC statistician. The 2009 report by the CDCs National Center for Health Statistics is based on nearly all the death certificates for that year. Afinal report is due later this year. More good news from the new report: The infant mortality rate hit a record low of 6.42 deaths per 1,000 live births, a drop of nearly 3 percent from 2008. But not everyone benefitted. While life expectancy for whites rose, it held steady for blacks. The infant mortality rate for black babies did not improve either. As a result, the racial gap got a little wider. Whites already live about four years longer than blacks, and the margin grew by about two months. The gap between the sexes also persisted. Overall male life expectancy is roughly 75.5; for females its about 80.5. Other highlights from the 2009 report include: Death rates declined slightly for 10 of the 15 leading causes of death, including heart disease, cancer, stroke, accidents, Alzheimers disease, homicide and influenza and pneumonia. Suicide passed blood infectio ns to become the 10th leading cause of death. Suicide rates did not change sign ificantly, but the blood infection dea th rate dropped nearly 2 percent. Th at puts suicide back in the top 10 caus es of deaths for the first time sin ce 1999, Kochanek said. The influenza/pneumonia dea th rate dropped nearly 5 percent, ev en though 2009 was the year that t he swine flu pandemic hit. Flu deaths rose by about 1,000 in 2009 from the year before, but pne umonia deaths dropped by near ly 4,000. Pneumonia is a flu complicatio n most often seen in the elderly, and is a main reason why the overwhelmin g majority of flu-related deaths mo st years occur in the elderly sector of the population. US life expectancy surpasses 78, a new record Associated PressTALLAHASSEE A griculture Commissi oner Adam Putnams prop osal to take over school f ood and nutrition prog rams received a cool r eception Tuesday from at l east a couple members of t he State Board of E ducation, which now has t hose responsibilities. Board member Roberto M artinez told Putnam he o pposed the measure b ecause the avowed purp oses of the Department o f Agriculture and C onsumer Services is to p rotect Floridas agricult ure industry while child ren are the focus of the b oard and state D epartment of Education. As a matter of policy i ts an inherent conflict of i nterest, said Martinez, a C oral Gables lawyer. Putnam noted that the T exas Department of A griculture gave school n utrition a high priority a fter a similar takeover f rom school officials who h ad given it short shrift c ompared to other educat ion issues. I dont see that there is a conflict other than a bias t oward getting as many h ealthy fruits and vegetab les on the plate as we p ossibly can, Putnam s aid. Putnam said the bill ( SB1312) would help get m ore Florida-grown prod uce onto school menus p articularly during the w inter months. The bill has been filed i n the Senate but not yet r eceived a committee h earing nor does it have a H ouse companion. The board did not take a n official position, but r eaction was mixed. Dr. A .K. Desai, a St. P etersburg physician, told P utnam he supported w here he was coming f rom while Kathleen S hanahan, a Tampa busin esswoman who had s erved as chief of staff for f ormer Gov. Jeb Bush, s aid the legislation should i nclude periodic reports to t he board on such details a s calorie counts. Board member John P adget said school nutrit ion should be a shared r esponsibility and that he h oped Florida would a dopt strict nutrition stand ards recommended by t he Institute of Medicine. H e held up two drink bott les sold in schools, one w ith zero calories and a nother with 240 calories o r the equivalent of 30 s ugar cubes. Putnam responded that b everages shouldnt be j udged solely by calories. Otherwise you would m ake the selection of z ero-calorie diet cola over o range juice, he said. Reaction mixed to school nutrition proposal

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Page 6BNews-SunFriday, March 18, 2011www.newssun.com Lakeshore Car Wash 991USHwy27NorthSebring (863) 471-9274 LubeOil&Filter $22. 95 YourFullService Wash&DetailCenter 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 HEALTHYLIVING Community outreach eventsAce Homecare commu nity outreach events for the upcoming week are: Monday, 9 a.m., Health Fair, Highland Village, Villa Road, Sebring; 1 p.m., Caregivers Support Group, Crown Pointe Assisted Living Community, Sun 'n Lake Boulevard, Sebring. Tuesday, 9 a.m, Health Fair, Groves, behind Sebring Diner, U.S. 27. Wednesday, 9 a.m. Health Fair, Avon Park Meal Site, Main Street; 1 p.m., Health Fair, Tanglewood, U.S. 27, Sebring. Thursday, 10 a.m., Health Fair, Lake Placid Meal Site, Interlake Boulevard.Amplified telephones distributionSEBRING Hearing Impaired Persons will di stribute amplified telephones to Florida residents who have a hearin g or speech loss, in the co nference room at Nu-Hop e Elder Care Services, 641 4 U.S. 27 South in Sebring on Thursday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. By appointment only. Call (941) 743-8347.Balance to partner with Smaritans TouchSEBRING Balance Lives in Transition Inc. and Samaritans Touch have been in talks regard ing the patients each ser vice and how the two organizations can combine their efforts to bette r serve the community. Samaritans Touch cur rently has a waiting list of approximately 1,400 clients out of the Sebrin g location. Balance will work with these patients to help with any mental health or addiction issue s while they are on the waiting list for medical services. Our goal is to help th e community as best as possible. Samaritans Touch works with individuals 200 percent belo w poverty level and Balanc e does not charge for any services. By partnering the two organizations, w e will be able to help people who are without insurance and need assis tance, said Mark Medick, Balance executive director. Snapshots The human foot is a biol ogical masterpiece comp osed of 26 bones, 33 joints a nd more than 10 tendons, m uscles, ligaments, not i ncluding blood vessels and n erves. One-quarter off all the b ones in the human body are d own in your feet. Foot ailments are among t he most common health p roblems. Some of these t roubles can be blamed on h eredity; however, many p roblems can be blamed on a buse and neglect of our p oor feet. Women have about four t imes as many foot ailments a s men. Ill-fitting shoes are a m ajor conspirator with a key c ulprit being high-heeled s hoes. The American Podiatric M edical Association cond ucted the High Heels S urvey in 2003. They stated t hat 72 percent of the women s urveyed wear high-heel s hoes. Most women wear h eels 2 inches or higher. Agood number of women d o not get their feet measu red before buying new s hoes and most have never g otten recommendations for p roper footwear from a podia trist. The majority of women ( 82 percent) wear highh eeled shoe for fashion and ( 42 percent) admitted to w earing uncomfortable s hoes. Men may be quest ioning why women torment themselves in these horrible torture devices. Women gave various reasons including style, to complete their professional wardrobe, look sexier, enhance their legs and/or appear taller. Foot problems from wearing high-heeled shoes may include blisters, corns, ingrown toenails, bunions, toe pain and pain in the ball of the foot. The price of fashion exacts a toll on ladies feet. High heels cause compression of the ball of the foot and toes causing; injuries such as neuromas and affects the biomechanics of the foot leading to bunions and hammertoes. A3-inch heel can create seven times more stress on the ball of the foot than a one inch heel. High-heeled shoes also concentrate abnormal forces on the ankle and rear foot. Furthermore, high-heeled shoes may cause knee joint stress and contribute to knee arthritis. Two-inch heels can increase knee strain by 23 percent as compared to walking barefoot. How can women free themselves of the agony? Relief can be attained by choosing a shoe with a deep toe box, avoiding heels more than 2 inches high or too narrow. Furthermore, purchase new shoes later in the day when feet tend to be at their largest to ensure a proper fit. In conclusion ladies, remember your feet were not meant to hurt. They are meant to last a lifetime and regular foot care and proper fitting shoe will help keep them up to the task. Podiatrist Olga Garcia Luepschen and the Gentle Foot Care Center can be found at 2 Ryant Blvd. in Sebring (on U.S. 27) or by calling 314-9255 (WALK). Her website is www.gentlefootcarecenter.com Feet face sexual discrimination Metro Women suffer many foot problems due to wearing high-heeled shoes. Footprints Dr. Olga GarciaLuepschen Metro ServicesWith school, sports, f riends and hobbies, todays t weens lead busy and active l ives, and sometimes they d ont take the time or k now to practice good h ygiene. While discussing p roper hygiene with your t ween can be difficult, it is p ossible to address the topic w ithout making him or her f eel uncomfortable or selfc onscious. One approach pare nts can take is to appeal to y our tweensgrowing maturit y by making it clear that t hese self-care tasks are their r esponsibility. Giving your t ween the respect and encoura gement to make their own c hoices in these transitional y ears can help them develop h ealthy habits for life. To help empower your t ween to take better care of t heir hygiene, parents can f ollow these tips: Make it funThe tween years are all a bout finding a unique sense o f style. This also applies to c osmetics and accessories. A llow your tween to c hoose their shampoos, s oaps and oral care p roducts. This will e ncourage them to t ake interest in t heir hygiene w ithout you h aving to a sk. Brace faceTooth brushing can be a struggle at this age. Your child may go in the bathroom for 30 seconds and declare that he or she has brushed. Kids should know that good oral care is just as important as taking a shower, especially if your child has braces. Make the process a little easier and ensure they are brushing for the proper amount of time by keeping a two minute timer in the bathroom. By supplying your tween with products in the flavors (e.g. not-too-spicy, not-too-sweet) and cool designs they will like, such as the Crest ProHealth FOR ME Fluoride Anticavity Toothpaste, they might even forget they are doing something healthy and those two minutes will fly! Oral health is an important issue particularly for kids in their adolescent years. Tooth decay is still recognized as the most common chronic disease affecting children in the United States. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, 51 million hours of school are lost each year due to dental-related illness1, says Dr. Jennifer Salzer, orthodontist, dentist and mother of a tween. Not only can poor oral hygiene affect the health and wellbeing of a child, it also plays a role in self-esteem.Under armorPuberty is the first time adolescents have to deal with body odor. Help your tween understand how to control odors by explaining the difference between deodorant, which controls bacteria while adding fragrance, and antiperspirant, which stops or limits sweating. Remind your tween that both deodorant and antiperspirant will help if they put it on before they start sweating, not after. Skincare 101Changing hormones typically bring about oilier skin, especially on the nose and forehead. Teach your tween to wash their face once or twice a day with a cleanser and discourage them from picking, as this causes inflammation and scarring. Lead by exampleWhether they admit it or not, your tween notices your habits. Set an example by showing that a healthy hygiene routine is important to you too. Encouraging good hygiene habits for tweens NEWS-SUN 385-6155

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A tonement Lutheran ChurchSEBRING The Second S unday in Lent worship s ervice will be Sunday with H oly Eucharist. Midweek Lenten service M arch 16 through April 13 s tart with soup, sandwich a nd pie supper at 5:30 p.m. S ervice is led by Lois Hess, E d Gruff and Ron F itzpatrick. Jim Helwig will b e the organist. The Litanies w ill be titled Affirming The A sh Heap, a series compari ng Jesus and Job. Bible study and discussion i s Thursdays morning, led by S haron Palmer. Aspecial invitation is b eing made to all churches a nd people in the community t o come and enhance your L enten experience by walki ng in the Labyrinth Prayer G arden, on the east side of t he church premises. A von Park Church of ChristAVON PARK God S upplies All (Philippians 4 :19), will be the message p resented by Minsiter Larry R oberts. The Lords Supper i s served every Sunday. The Youth Group will h ave a cookout and game d ay on Sunday afternoon. T he Sunday evening service w ill be a devotional with a f ingerfood fellowship to foll ow. Avon Park Church of C hrist is at 200 S. Forest A ve. Call 453-4692.Christ Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK The S econd Sunday in Lent, P astor Scott McLean will be p reaching a sermon entitled Promises, Promises! Midweek Lenten D evotions begin at 6 p.m. w ith a soup and sandwich supper. Rev. Richard Norris will preach on The Miraculous Descent Into Hell The church is at 1320 C.R. 64, east the Avon Park High School. Call 471-2663 or visit www.christlutheranavonpark.org. Christian Training Church SEBRING The Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled The White Horse of Deception: Part 2 at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study will continue the book of Hebrews. Eastside Christian ChurchLAKE PLACID The adult mid-week Bible study and discussion time is an informal setting with open discussion. Sunday morning Bible classes are for adults of all ages. Sunday morning Worship Celebration is a traditional style of worship music. Communion is offered weekly. This Sunday, the church will be having a potluck, so there will be no Agape Cafe.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING The Rev. George Miller will deliver the Sunday morning sermon Today At Any Age with Scripture taken from Genesis 12:1-5. Communion is offered the first Sunday of each month. On all other Sundays, a smaller, more intimate Communion service is available in the chapel. The church is located 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 Rev. Jon Beck will be speaking at the Sunday morning and evening services. Nursery is available for both services. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. Call 453-6681 or e-mail info@fbcap.netFirst Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID Pastor Jerry Harper will preach the Sunday morning sermon. Bible Study & Fellowship Hour begins at 9:30 a.m. The youth will hold their True Love Waits Recognition Ceremony Sunday evening at 6 p.m. The church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper Avenues in Placid Lakes. Call 465-5126 from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday or e-mail the church at placidlakes@hotmail.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the Lords Table this Sunday morning will be Dick and Sharon Campbell. Communion will be served by Chris Baker and Betty Harcourt, Carol Chandler and Jayne Weldy. Greeting the congregation will be David and Sharron Campbell. 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. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 18, 2011Page 7B Full Service Automotive Center Clint CoolOwner/Technician Over 15 Years Exp. ASE/Factory Certied4320 US 27 North Sebring HONESTY WITH A SMILE Coupon Required EXPIRES 3/31/11 Coupon Required EXPIRES 3/31/11 Coupon Required EXPIRES 3/31/11CHECK ENGINE LIGHT DIAGNOSISFREENot valid with any other offer.ROTATE & BALANCE FOR LIFEFREEWith purchase of 4 new tires. Not valid with any other offer.BRAKE INSPECTIONFREENot valid with any other offer. RELIGION Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Christian Life a nd Witness Course, originally prep ared by Charlie Riggs, director of c ounseling and follow-up for the B illy Graham Evangelistic A ssociation from 1957 to 1989, will b e presented on the evenings of M onday, March 28 and Tuesday, M arch 29. The four-part study designed to h elp Christians reignite their faith a nd share it with others will be pres ented in Harder Hall located on the c ampus of Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive. The church is located on the south corner from Home Depot. Plenty of parking is available. The course is sponsored by Roger Jaudon Evangelistic Ministries and a small fee of $7 will be charged to cover costs of materials and programming. Seating is limited and seating RSVPshould be received no later than Sunday. RSVPby calling 4713315 or rlj0916@centurylink.net or P.O. Box 7897, Sebring, FL33872. Each participant will receive a complete package of materials including the Christian Life and Witness workbook together with many individual study items. Aprofessionally produced DVD, recorded at The Cove is used in conjunction with the course materials. This spiritually challenging, biblically based and sometimes humorous and tearful study is a must for all Christians seeking to follow Gods call to bring people to Christ. Millions of Christians across the country and around the world have taken The Christian Life and Worship Course. Originally developed to train volunteer counselors at Billy Graham crusades, this fully updated, contemporary edition is widely used today as basic training for many evangelism initiatives and church outreach strategies. The course helps believers grasp the foundational principles of personal faith. Learn how to live an abundant and victorious Christian life and move from being hearers to being doers, from being spectators in personal evangelism to ready partic ipants. The program begins promptly at 6 p.m., on Monday, March 28 and 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2 9. Refreshments will be served durin g the intermission on both evening s. The first two lessons: T he Effective Christian Life and T he Victorious Christian Life will be presented on March 28. The final two lessons T he Christians Witness and Follow up and Care of New Christians w ill be presented on March 29. Christian Life and Witness Course set March 28-29 Courtesy photo Bryan Popin, a nationally known leader, pianist and song writer, will be in concert Sunday, April 3 at Memorial United Methodist Church in Lake Placid. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID N ationally known worship l eader, pianist and song w riter Bryan Popin will i nspire all those who attend a c oncert at Memorial United M ethodist Church (500 Kent A ve., behind the tower) at 6 p .m. Sunday, April 3 in the S anctuary. He started taking piano l essons at age 5. By age 7, he g ave his first of many piano c oncerts. Popin has been in f ull-time ministry since age 1 7. He has traveled with, o pened for, written with and e ven produced music for a w ide variety of artists. Popins heart is worship m usic and he currently has b een writing worship songs w ith many of todays great worship leaders. He has available nine CDs, one DVD and is working on his 10th CD release. He currently resides in Nashville, Tenn., with his wife, Susan, and their three children Isabella, Maximus, and Sophia. Popin has a calling to encourage and change peopleslives through his worship and through his music. He has a true heart for worship and always gives God all the glory. Popin is greatly appreciated by all ages and genres as he is an encouragement and inspiration to both the young and old and all those in between. Alove offering will be taken to help cover his ministry expenses. Bryan Popin in concert at Memorial United Methodist Church News Continued on page 8B Most people are very happy when they get married, but when children enter the picture they disagree on how to raise them. Im not an expert, but I have raised my own children and I teach toddler Sunday school. I dont have all the answers, but God gives us some instruction in the Bible. For example, Proverbs 22:15 says, Foolishness is bound in the heart of a child; but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him. God is not advocating beating our children, but training them to obey. You cannot reason with foolishness. Ayoung child does not understand reasoning. He already thinks hes smarter than you because hes so impressed with how fast he is learning things. I once knew a small child whose family lived in a house with a long driveway leading to the road. Inevitably she would go to the road to play. Her mom kept going and getting her and bringing her back closer to the house. As soon as moms back was turned the child would again go to the road. In spite of repeated warnings she could get hit by a car, the child continued to go to the road. The discipline was administered with a switch cut from a tree. The child s cries broke moms heart, but the little girl never went near the road again. Reasoning had not solved the problem. Many years ago, I was baby-sitting two little boy s ages 4 and 7. Their mom was working at a local restaurant. While I was doing dishes and getting ready to prepare supper, I realized I didnt hear the boys playing outside. When I went outside and called them there was no answer. I got my son out of his room and went lookin g for them without success. I began to panic. My husband came hom e and went looking for them They were several blocks away playing with a dog. He brought them home an d I told them how scared I was, that they could have been hurt lying in a ditch somewhere and no one would know who to contact. The 7-year-old said, "W e didnt know you cared. W e thought you just watched us for the money. More on this subject next week. Aleta Kay can be reached at themarriagementor@yahoo.co m How should we raise our children? The Marriage Mentor Aleta Kay Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN Follow the News-Sun on www.facebook.com/newssun

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Page 8BNews-SunFriday, March 18, 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 the NewsSunat 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site,www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Jared Hewitt, youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. childrens choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. childrens mission groups. Call 4536681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and womens prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Contemporary Service, 8:30 a.m.; Group Bible Studies, 9:45 a.m.; Traditional Worship, 11 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor; Aaron Snider, Youth Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 5:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 385-0752. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695. CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English; 6 p.m., Life Teen Mass. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049. www.stcathe. com. Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F. Masses Saturday Vigil, 3:30 and 5 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, noon; Sunday Family Mass, 5 p.m. (Holy Family Youth Center). Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confession: every Friday 5-7 p.m., every Saturday 9-11 a.m. and 2:30-3:15 p.m., first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment. Enroll your students today for Catholic School grades Pre-K3 through 5th grade. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church.Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S Pine St., Sebring, FL33870 Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m .; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:3 0 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Chris t, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, F L 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts Sunday Worship Services, 10:3 0 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilitie s are available at every service. Bibl e Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. an d Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centere d classes for all ages. Church phone : 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkwa y, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. W e would like to extend an invitatio n for you and your family to visit wit h us here at Sebring Parkway. Ou r hours of service are: Sunday Bibl e Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worshi p Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evenin g Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesda y Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazaren e of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118 ., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W Main St. Randall Rupert, Pasto r. Sunday: Sunday school begins a t 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning wo rship at 10:45 a.m.; and evenin g service at 6 p.m. Wednesda y evening service is at 7 p.m. wit h special services for children an d adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) an d Ladies ministries. If you need an y more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlak e Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852 Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Mornin g worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children an d youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christia n Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A North (truck route), AvonPark Presenting Jesus Christ as th e answer for time and eternit y. Sunday morning worship service 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided Junior Church activities at sam e time for K-6 grade. Sunday Schoo l Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m (Transportation available.) Sunda y evening praise and worship serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evenin g prayer service, 7 p.m. Children an d youth activities at 7 p.m Wednesday. Everyone is welcome please come worship with us. Do n Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phon e 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP Pastor Rons sermon is titled, A P ool Called Bethesda with the S cripture from John 5:7-8. Come a nd hear how Jesus heals a man w ith an infirmity for 38 years. The church is at 510 Poinsettia A ve. Call 385-0352.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK Pastor J ohnsons Sunday sermon is entit led Gods Presence based on P salm 139:7-12. Sunday school is available for a ll ages. Maxine Johnson, adult t eacher, continues the study of D avid in II Samuel Chapter 11 w hich tells the story of David and B athsheba. Wendy Gracia teaches t he youth class and discusses i ssues of today and how the Bible i nstructs us. Youth Band meets at 5 p.m. Y outh group meets at 6 p.m. On Monday, March 21, the C rafty Ladies will meet for the last t ime until the fall. Completed c rafts will be boxed for shipment t o Bonclarken Gift Shop in Flat R ock, N.C. On Thursday, Mens Fellowship w ill meet at The Depot for breakf ast and then return to the church f or a short Bible study and then to a members house for a work project. The church is at 215 E. Circle Street (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). Call 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING Only One Gospel will be the title of Sunday mornings sermon given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer. Youth Group (ages 11-18) meets Tuesday in fellowship hall for homework time, Bible study and dinner. Newcomers wanted. Wednesday, March 23 Adult Bible study is Wednesday morning in the adult classroom with guest speaker George Martin, deacon. Confirmation class is Thursday from 3:45-4:45 p.m. in teen classroom.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this week will be: Just One Look with scripture from Isaiah 45:22. Communion is offered weekly. Service will also include Abby Bernardo singing El Shaddai; Walle Woodworth and Gayle Brockett singing The Communion Story; Mina West, Karla Morrissette, Pat West and Dorothy Newton singing Worthy is the Lamb; and The Heartland Singers will sing My Lord and I. Church members will be going on a bus trip to Holy Land on Monday, March 28. The public is invited to go. Reservations must be made and paid for by Saturday. Heartland Singers practice on Tuesdays. Tuesday night adult Bible study will be taught by Pastor Ted Moore. The Young Adult and Childrens Programs on Wednesday are taught by George Kelly, Jon and Amanda Armentrout and Toby Cribbs. It features a free meal. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix). Look for the lighthouse. Call 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID The Rev. Fred Ball, senior pastor, will preach at the Heritage Worship Service and the Celebration Worship Service on the Lenten theme: He Chose the Nails. Claude Burnett, pastoral assistant, will preach at the New Song Contemporary Worship Service in Rob Reynolds Hall. Nursery care is available for all morning events. Childrens Church will meet at the Sonshine Club House. Saturday, March 26, will be a Habitat for Humanity Work Day at Masons Ridge from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Church is three blocks east of U.S. 27 at 500 Kent Ave. Call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, Prepare for Leadership is taken from I Timothy 4. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message in the morning service. Theres been a change in plans. The end-of-the-month-sing and fellowship will be a week early so to the departing snowbirds can be here for it. That will be the evening service. The Wednesday evening service will be praise, prayer and Bible study.Resurrection Lutheran ChurchAVON PARK On the Second Sunday of Lent, the sermon will b e based on the third chapter of John This week the church will be cele brating Lowell Mills25th annive rsary as organist serving Resurrection Lutheran Church. Coffee and cake will be served in Burke Hall after the last service i n his honor.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, the sermon topic will be Song of Deliverance taken from Psalm 121. Lenten Service at 12 p.m. Wednesday with soup luncheon to follow.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING This is the Secon d Sunday of Lent. Pastor Keith Simmons will be preaching on Which Man to Follow. The Scripture reading will be from Romans 5:12-19. Continued from page 7B Church News 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. Continued on page 9B

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www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 18, 2011Page 9B RELIGION EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the R edeemer.Service time is 9:30 w ith Holy Communion. Coffee hour f ollowing services. Newcomers w elcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail r edeemer1895@aol.com Web site: r edeemeravon.com. The church is a t 839 Howes Way, Avon Park ( two miles north of Sun N Lake B oulevard, across from Wells D odge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 3 3870. Sunday Services: Holy E ucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy E ucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek s ervice on Wednesday at 6 p.m. S unday School for all ages at 9 a .m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. u ntil 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. s ervice ends. Wednesday: Adult B ible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are a lways welcome. The Rev. Jim K urtz, rector. Church office 3857 649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake P lacid, FL33852. Phone: 4650 051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, R ector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 1 0:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday e vening: Holy Communion with H ealing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child c are available at the 8 a.m. and 1 0:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come s ee what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 T hunderbird Road, (863) 8350 869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior p astor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 1 0:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday s ervices at 7 p.m. We offer Kid C ity Childrens Ministry throughout a ll services, and there are variosu o ther classes for teens, married c ouples, prime-timers, and Bible s tudies in Spanish. Kid City Day C are, Preschool and After-School M onday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For r egistration call: 385-3111). Check u s out on the Web atwww.sebringg race.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration M inistries, (non-denominational) 2 200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 3 3825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533 771. Sunday service: Sunday S chool, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a .m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. p rayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W .H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church ( ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview D rive., Sebring. David Thoresen, D eacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, t hird and fifth Sunday each month, a nd Rev. Jefferson Cox on the seco nd and fourth Sunday of each m onth. Jim Helwig, organist/choir d irector. Worship service at 9:30 a .m.; Holy Eucharist is every S unday. Coffee hour on the first a nd third Sunday of each month. C ouncil meeting on the first M onday of month; Ladies Group W ELCAmeets at noon second M onday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable G arden Club meets as needed. L abyrinth Prayer Garden open s even days a week to congretation a nd community. Like to sing? C ome 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 471-2663 or seechristlutheranavonpark.org. Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday school for children and adult Bible classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is served the first and third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday worship service is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m. each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3851163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com. ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Early Sunday service, 8 a.., Sunday school at 9:10 a.m. and the second service at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and Noel Johnson, youth and family life. Worship schedule for December through Easter: Worship service 8 and 11 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; (Childrens Church, 11 a.m. only); and Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship schedule for summer through fall: Worship service, 9 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; Education Hour 10:30 a.m. Additional services: Lent and Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.; Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship activities: Youth Group, Senior Citizens, Younger Side Adults, Ladies Missionary League, Ladies Guild, Small group studies as scheduled. Music: Choir and hand chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5 years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. License: C14H10020: Susan Norris, director. Visit us online at: www.vchurches.com/trinitylutheranlp. NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 years to fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 8:15 and 10 a.m.; Bible study, 10 and 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening worship, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3140482, lindadowning@live.com.Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www.christiantrainingministries.net Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry.www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary) in the main sanctuary. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer Wednesday and Saturday services at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturers Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com. Web site:www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, informal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:307 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, adult and college age, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Youth Group (ages 1118), 4-7 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available for Sunday worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Gail Sparks, director of youth ministry. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com,118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8:15 and 9:30 a.m.; and contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. in Friendship Hall. Avariety of Sunday school classes for adults and children are at 9:45 and 11 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,springlakepc@embarqmail.com,Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com,Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL3387 0. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pasto r. Traditional Worship Service at 8:1 0 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuar y, Contemporary Worship in the FL C at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:3 0 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist You th Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sunday s with Rick Heilig, youth directo r. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worsh ip service is broadcast over WIT S 1340 on AM dial. There is a nurse ry available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 South Lake Avenue, Avo n Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R James Weiss, Pastor, Sunda y School 9 a.m., Worship 10:3 0 a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Praye r Shawl Ministry on the second an d fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m for women who love God and cro cheting. Visit us at our church We b site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodis t Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overloo king Lake Clay) Lake Placid, F L, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pasto r. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastor al assistant. Sunday schedul e: Heritage Worship Service, 8:3 0 a.m. (October-May only); Scho ol School for all ages, 9:30 a.m .; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worsh ip service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nur sery care provided every Sunda y morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m (October-May only). We offe r Christ-centered Sunday scho ol classes, youth programs, Bib le studies, book studies and Christia n fellowship. We are a congregatio n that want to know Christ and mak e Him known. Call the church offic e at 465-2422 or check out ou r church Web site at www.memo rialumc.com. St. John United Methodis t Church, 3214 Grand Prix Driv e, Sebring, FL33872. The Re v. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pasto r. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunda y Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for a ll services. Phone 382-173 6. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodis t Church, 8170 Cozumel Lan e, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyd e Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship ser vice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Stud y meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesda y. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. o n Thursday. Church office phon e: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church o f Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, F L 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 2 7 and Hammock Road). Sunday wo rship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion wi th worship first Sunday of mont h; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. a ll other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For mor e information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@ea rth link.net or check theWeb si te sebringemmanuelucc.com. N o matter who you are or where yo u are on lifes journey, youre we lcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP Sunday school will be led by t he Rev. Wendell Bohrer and will m eet in the Fidelis Room. They w ill be studying Preparing for L eadership. They will be looking a t the Scripture I Timothy 4:6-16. Childrens Sunday school is The K idsZone. There is also a nurse ry available. Dont forget The K idsZone meets Wednesdays e venings.Southside Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Rev. David A ltman will speak on The Arm of F lesh Will Fail You from C olossians 2:11-23 in the Sunday m orning worship service. C hildrens church and a nursery a re available. The pastor will speak on, House of Prayer For All Nations i n the evening worship service. Monday at 1 p.m., Women for M issions will meet. The church is at 379 S. C ommerce Ave. Call 385-0752.Spring Lake Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning sermon, Now Youve Got It will be delivered by the Rev. Barbara Laucks, taken from the Scripture John 3:1-17.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. The pastors sermon Sunday will be The Meaning of Descipleship (second sermon in a series on the cross). A Choir Appreciation potluck will follow the service.The Way ChurchSEBRING Crossing the Jordan is the title of Pastor Reinhold Buxbaums message with Scripture from Joshua Chapters 3 and 4. The Way Church is at 1005 North Ridgewood Drive. Church phone is 471-6140 and the pastors cell phone is 214-6190. For church information and messages go to www.thewaychurch.org. Continued from page 8B Snapshots With the recent tsunami in Japan causing destruction and loss of life in the thousands, I am reminded of Biblical prophecy regarding the end times. The disciples of Jesus had asked Christ what the sign of his coming would be, and of the end of the world. (Matthew 24:3) Jesus told them that leading up to the end, there would be wars amongst nations, famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in diverse places. All these are the beginning of sorrows (Matthew 24:7,8). This means that there would not only be an increase of wars, sicknesses, and natural disasters, but they would happen in a variety of places. In recent months, we have seen devastation by tsunamis and earthquakes around the world including New Zealand, Indonesia, Haiti and now Japan. These are only a handful of the catastrophic events of which we have received reports. When considering the recent destruction to each of these islands, it makes it easy to believe the prophecy in Revelation when every mountain and island will be moved out of their places. (Revelation 6:16) John the Revelator also wrote, there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. (Revelation 16:18,20). Yet it seems people still ignore the warning signs that the end is in view. Many live as though they will be here forever and that nothing will change. Thus, their lifestyle is never examined, God is not feared, and eternity is ignored. As I write this, it is estimated that 10,000 were killed along the coast of Japan. Many towns have been changed or lost forever. Many who lost their family members will never be the same. But until it is our family, or even us, this awful earthquake will remain another piece of disturbing news added to the other chaotic events weve grown accustomed to hearing about. There is a danger of becom ing so desensitized to the crises around us that we become calloused to the reality that these are the signs that the end is near. It is high time that we wake up, and prepare to meet God. As Jesus told his disciples, These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world (John 16:33). My friend, there is no need to fear. Christ offers peace to the heart that trusts in Him. If you wi ll give your heart to Jesus, ask Him to cleanse you of your sin, He wil l give you the assurance of eternal life. Then you will be prepared fo r the end times. Luke Knickerbocker is the pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Lake Placid, Florida, located on 216 E. Park St. Email him at knickprint@yahoo.com. Earthquakes and the end times Timeless Treasure Luke Knickerbocker

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A von Blvd. He will be a ccompanied by Tomorrows N ews (Victor Hall Family) B and. Everyone is welcome.Faith Missionary Baptist church hosts seminarSEBRING End Times S eminar will be presented at F aith Missionary Baptist C hurch from March 20-23 at 6 p.m. The bulk of the less ons will be presented via D VD with a discussion afterw ards. Ernest Booth, a prev ious pastor of this church, w ill present this seminar. He is now 87 years old and says the DVD format is the only way he has the strength to share his passion. Booth will be preaching and introducing the seminar at 11 a.m. Sunday, but the actual seminar will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday. The church is at 1708 LaGrange Ave. This is a free seminar.Bill Lewis in concert SundayLAKE PLACID Bill Lewis will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday in the church sanctuary of First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, 119 E. Royal Palm St.Ventriloquist, puppeteers at CalvaryAVON PARK Evangelists Wayne and Hattie Nelson from Lakeland will be at Calvary Baptist from March 20-23. Services Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., and 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The church is at 2220 U.S. 27 South.St. Catherine Church plans White MassSEBRING All area residents are invited to a White Mass dedicated to those in health care: doctors, nurses, health care workers and medical students of all faiths. The occasion provides an opportunity to pray together to Jesus, the Divine Physician and the Eternal Healer to bestow his blessings upon health professionals because they are regularly called to make life and death decisions in their daily routine. The White Mass will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 24 at St. Catherine Church, 820 Hickory St. Father Michael Cannon, pastor of St. James Church in Lake Placid, will be the homilist; Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor of Our Lady of Grace in Avon Park, will concelebrate the Mass with Father Jos Gonzlez, pastor of St. Catherine. Call 385-0049.Sebring Aglow presents prayer breakfastSEBRING The Sebring Aglow presents Sebring Prayer Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, March 24 at the Kenilworth Lodge. The breakfast will be catered by Chef Mac. Guest speaker will be Wendel Smith from Cutting Edge Ministries. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased by sending a check or money order (be sure to note it is for Prayer Breakfast) to: The Sebring Aglow, P.O. Box 8005, Sebring, FL33872 or at www.sebringlighthouse.com. Snapshots Special to the News-SunSEBRING Dr. Renald S howers will be the Bible t eacher at the next Bible and M issionary Conference spons ored by SIM in Sebring. The c onference runs from Sunday t hrough Friday. Dr. Showers is well known t hroughout the USAand i nternationally for his stirring m essages on prophecy and w orld events. He has a uthored many books and t aught at the seminary level. During this conference his t opic is What On Earth Is G od Doing. It presents the B ibles philosophy of history b y tracing the conflict of the a ges between God and Satan throughout the course of history. It shows how the Bible fits together as a unit, gives insight into why events have taken place in the past, why the world is the way it is today, and where the world is going in the future. World mission updates will be brought by Tony and Jean Floyd who have spent many years with SIM in Paraguay. The opening service is Sunday at 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday the sessions are at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The SIM Chapel is on Schlosser Road, off Sparta Road in Sebring. The conference is free and open to everyone. Showers to speak at next SIM Bible and Missionary Conference Courtesy photo Dr. Renald Showers will be the Bible teacher at the next Bible and Missionary Conference sponsored by SIM in Sebring. As the writer of this column, I have o ften questioned God about my circums tances. Some of the questions that I h ave asked Him are Why do I have to g o through this? How long? and When? I have also told God things such as, I didnt ask for this, or I dont u nderstand! The bitterness and hardn ess of heart has also overtaken me in t he past due to being a victim of my circ umstances. Throughout your life, have y ou ever encountered some difficult t imes that might have caused you to q uestion God? Have you become numb a nd bitter because you got tired of cryi ng or even feeling? God understands why we struggle w ith these emotions and have these q uestions. He allows it, and sometimes i t is even to be expected. However, God h as offered us other solutions to help us t hrough our difficulties because of Jesus C hrist. In my previous article, I emphas ized the importance of trusting God on a daily basis regardless of how we feel, w hat we see, or what we dont see. For w e walk by faith, not by sight (II C orinthians 5:7). As we work daily to put II C orinthians 5:7 into practice, God has a lso promised us His peace in the midst o f whatever our circumstances are, and H e tells us how to maintain this peace. In my past article, To Live by Faith, N ot by Sight, I talked about how the d isciples had the opportunity to spend much time with Jesus on earth before His death and burial. They had to wait patiently trusting that He would appear again to them as just as He said He would. After Jesusfinal appearance before His ascension into Heaven, He told the disciples in John 16:20 that when it was His time to return to the Father, they would be filled with sorrow. However, He also told them that there sorrow would turn to joy (John 16:22). While Jesus was preparing the disciples for His departure to be with the Father, He told them that in Him they may have peace (John 16:33). Also, Jesus told them in verse 33, In the world, you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. John 14:25-27 tells us how He would still be with us even after His going to the father. These things have I spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. All of our circumstances are different. At times, things may seem more difficult than others. When those questions start rolling through our minds, we have the privilege of meditating on what Jesus Christ has done for us and trust Him to take care of us regardless of what our difficulties are and submit our requests to God. Jesus told His disciples in John 16:23, Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you. Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full. God knows everything about us, and His son has already experienced what any of us have or ever will. Thankfully, we have been given the privilege of bringing our needs before the Lord at anytime. Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Hebrews 4:14-16). Leslie Deese is a Sebring resident. She can be reached at ljb_628@yahoo.com. Peace in the midst of lifes difficult circumstances Come To The River Leslie Deese FRIDAY Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. Call 314-0891. American Legion Post 25 hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Cost is $6. Shrimp also is available for same price. Open to the public. Tickets in the lounge on Friday night. Lounge hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 has karaoke from 7 p.m. until final call at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Post open at noon. Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Breakfast Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Rotary Club building. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. Call 385-8118. Buttonwood Bay Squares meets first and third Friday in recreation hall, Sebring. Early rounds are from 7-7:30 p.m., alternate mainstream/plus/rounds are from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. CallLarry Gow at 382-6995. Grand Prix Cloggers Beginner classes are at 9 a.m., EZ Intermediate classes are at 10 a.m., and Intermediate classes are at 11 a.m. every Friday at Reflection on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers a class in Lake Placid at the Sunshine RV Resort from 911 a.m. Friday. Call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net. Highlands Social Dance Club hosts ballroom dancing every Friday, October through March from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway. Dance the night away to the music of the areas Big Bands. All club dances are open to the public. Appropriate dress required. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. Call 385-6671. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. There is a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8.50 per person. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 4652661. 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. Call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Fridays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves chicken or fish baskets from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 donation. Blind darts is played at 7 p.m. 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 4713557. Smoke-free environment. Lounge is open from 3-10 p.m. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves beef franks an d Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 6553920. Sebring Recreation Clu b plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. a t 333 Pomegranate Ave. Call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. Texas Hold em lessons, 2 p.m. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves pizza from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at th e post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 3858902. Volunteers of America o f Florida is a nonprofit organ ization in Sebring that specializes in assisting person' s with mental illness. We are pleased to announce our Drop in Center is open to individuals with a mental illness 6 days a week from 11am to 3 pm. The center offers a welcoming environment where individuals are accepted and feel comfortable. Call Wendy at 863382-2022.SATURDAY American Association o f University Women meets a t 10 a.m. third Saturday at various locations. Call 4652581 or 452-2493. 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 Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 69 in AvonPark serves dinner at 5 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4 6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Lakes Association has a pancake breakfast on the third Saturday of every month. $ 4 for adults, $2 for children under 12. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. Avon Park Public Librar y has a free Adult Film Series at noon. Call 452-3803. Heartland Avian Society meets at 1 p.m. third Saturday at various homes or a restaurant. Pet bird owners meet to share food and fellowship and take occassional field trips. Looking for other bird owne rs to join us. Call Sharol at 46 57350. Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding session s for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. Call Mary McClelland, 452-0006. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) has a fle a market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m ., country store open from 8 a.m. to noon and pancake breakfast served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Vendors are welcome. No setup fee is charged for the summer months. Plenty of off road parking. Call 382-2208. Highlands Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 825 Sunbird Terr. (Community Center off Thunderbird Road). Call Bo b Seybolt at 471-6077. COMMUNITYCALENDAR

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By JAKE COYLE APEntertainment WriterDisaster films will really g et interesting when they s tart running out of iconic s kylines to destroy. How a bout Battle: Wichita or Deep Impact: Albany? Battle: Los Angeles d oesnt rely as much as its g enre brethren on the gleeful h orror of seeing familiar l andmarks burn. (We dont e ven get a shot of the Hollywood sign in f lames.) Instead, this West C oast version of alien invas ion distinguishes itself as a n urban warfare film and a p atriotic advert for the M arines. Like so many of these f ilms, Battle: Los Angeles o pens on urgent news reports a nnouncing that the world i s at war. CNN snippets are l aced throughout the movie, a nd its easy to see their f unction in relaying exposit ion. But its rather terrifying t o think that even extra-terr estrials cant stop the 24/7 s tream of cable news. The date is Aug. 12, 2011. A lien ships, first appearing l ike a cluster of meteors, breach the Earth and q uickly make their violent i ntentions clear, shooting g un-like weapons and disc harging flying mechanical d roids. One of the 12 ships l ands just off the shore of L .A.s laid-back Santa M onica. The film flashes back 24 h ours to introduce the handf ul of Marines whom we will f ollow into battle. Staff S ergeant Nantz (Aaron E ckhart) is retiring after a p articularly rough mission o nly vaguely referred to. T hough its his last day, the w eary veteran is dispatched t o assist a platoon of young M arines (Ne-Yo, Cory H ardrict among them) e xpecting to head to A fghanistan. We get brief visions of t heir soon-to-change lives, a ll in various stages of hete rosexual development: one i s a virgin, another engaged, a nother with a pregnant w ife. Its the first hint that d irector Jonathan Liebesman ( The Texas Chainsaw M assacre: The Beginning) a nd screenwriter Chris B ertolini are most interested i n a conventional war film. A ll the hallmarks are here, w ith handheld cameras and r ousing, ooh-rah solidarity just with the notable e xception of enemy species. Once the aliens have lande d, the unit is sent into Santa M onica with the seemingly i nconsequential task of resc uing a handful of civilians ( Bridget Moynahan, Michael P ena) trapped at a police station. Theyre told to kill anything thats not human, which can be a challenging distinction even on Santa Monicas best days. Masked in a haze or jumping from rooftops, the aliens arent seen straight on for some time. When we eventually do get a good look at them, they arent anything special. Above all else, the audience demands unique extra-terrestrials in such a movie: a radical set of fangs, at least, or some new, ravishing variation of antennae. As the marines make their way through the wreckage and various skirmishes with the aliens, great care is taken to portray military hierarchy. In command is Lieutenant William Martinez (Ramon Rodriguez), whom Nantz guides as a subordinate advisor. Theres great trepidation among the platoon for Nantz, whos rumored to have led several of his men into death. But Nantz keeps the group focused and grounded, much as the talented Eckhart (The Dark Knight, Thank You For Smoking) does for the film. With a square jaw and reluctant eyes, Eckhart fits the part well, and does a great deal to keep Battle: Los Angeles engaging. He and Liebesman manage to pull off the ultra-seriousness for much of the film, before a laughable speech of tearyeyed inspiration finally does them in. In times of great terrorist concerns, theres obvious comfort in depicting a war with such a clear-cut enemy: If we cant straighten out Afghanistan, at least we can kick some alien behind. The spectacle of disaster is oddly lacking throughout. At one point, our jaws are supposed to drop for an obliterated freeway onramp. Theres also little sense of Los Angeles: No terrified actors running from set, no jokes that a sophisticated subway system would have really come in handy with aliens buzzing overhead. Instead, the movie stays surprisingly close to the ground, bogged down in block-by-block combat. Los Angeles traffic triumphs again. (In reality, 90 percent of the film was shot in lowtax Louisiana.)Jane EyreTheres been no shortage of film versions of Charlotte Brontes classic tale of romance and woe. Now, yet another take on the 1847 novel has come to the screen, with Cary Joji Fukunaga directing Moira Buffinis script, which shakes things up by messing with the narrative structure. It begins with Jane fleeing the imposing Thornfield Hall in hysterics and is told mainly in flashback, which creates tension from the start even if you know the story. Fukunaga may seem like an odd choice to direct such revered literary material; his last film, Sin Nombre, was a contemporary and violent tale of Central Americans making their way through Mexico on their way to the United States. But both are about people searching for a place to belong, and they share a visceral immediacy. Visually and tonally, his Jane Eyre is muted, stripped-down; its gooey and marshy, vast and grassy, anything but lush and thats what makes it beautiful. The pacing might even be a bit too low-key, but because it is, and because the attraction between Jane and Rochester simmers for so long, it makes the passionate bursts stand out even more. Regardless of aesthetics, the relationship between these two guarded people is at the heart of the story its the source of emotion and Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender challenge and beguile each other beautifully. Rated PG-13 for thematic elements including a nude image and brief violent content. 103 minutes. Three stars out of four. Christy Lemire, AP Movie CriticRed Riding Hood This aims not for little girls who want to hear a fairy tale before they go to sleep at night, but rather for teenage girls who want a soapy melodrama full of angst and hair product with some supernatural flourishes thrown in. Does that sound vaguely familiar to you? It should. Red Riding Hood suggests what it might look like if the kids from Twilight got dressed up and went to the Renaissance Faire. And that is not a good thing. Catherine Hardwicke, who directed the first Twilight movie, is working from a script by Orphan writer David Leslie Johnson, which takes this classic story and turns it into a medieval love triangle. Valerie (Amanda Seyfried) would rather be with the bad boy she loves than the good guy shes been arranged to marry. She knows that Peter (Shiloh Fernandez), a hunky woodcutter, is wrong for her, but she longs to run away with him, rather than live a safe, comfortable life with Henry (Max Irons). They all live in a tiny village on the edge of a dark, dangerous forest, where everyone is more on edge than usual following the latest werewolf attack. Hardwicke depicts the place in haunted fashion, with scenery and lighting that often have a misty, ethereal, almost otherworldly glow. But then the set design feels super chintzy, like something youd see in a theme park. Rated PG-13 for violence and creature terror, and some sensuality. 100 minutes. One and a half stars out of four. Christy Lemire, AP Movie Critic DearAbby: While standing in a checkout line yesterday, I witnessed a cashier speak to the older woman in front of me in a condescending manner. She kept calling her Sweetie and talking to her as if she were a 3-year-old. The woman was obviously offended, but said nothing. I experienced this kind of behavior often when my mother was alive. Receptionists, waitresses, store clerks and others would direct their questions to me and talk to me while my mother stood there, perfectly capable of answering the questions herself. Im sure these people did not intend to be rude or disrespectful. However, it was extremely annoying to both Mother and me. Because a person is elderly does not mean he or she is senile. Regardless of their mental capacity, older people have earned the right to be treated with dignity and respect. Offended in Kingsport, Tenn. DearOffended: Im glad you wrote. I have seen it happen, too, and with people who should have known better. And when it did happen, the offender was sometimes called on it in a way that wasnt at all sweet. Readers, if this letter strikes a familiar chord, please remember that most senior citizens are completely in control of their faculties and treat them accordingly. (Or risk losing a customer.) DearAbby: At least two or three times a week, I receive requests for donations from various organizations. Many times the envelopes contain address labels, calendars and notepads. As much as I would like, I cant afford to donate to every cause. Is it wrong to use these gifts if I dont contribute? Its a shame to waste them especially the address labels. No one else can use them. Im sure Im not the only person who struggles with this moral dilemma. Id really like your input. Feeling Guilty in North Caroli na DearFeeling Guilty: The organ izations that send those unsolicited mailings count on the recipients feeling so guilty that theyll send something. If using the unsolicited gifts makes you feel guilty, toss them or dont open the env elope in the first place. Compile a list of those causes that you wish to giv e to, decide what amount you have to donate to all of them divide the total and send your checks. And as you do check them off your list to make sure you wont accidentally give twice because many (not all) organization s solicit more than once a yea r, hoping donors will forget they have given and send more. DearAbby: I am seeing a therapist for my depression The problem is I find myse lf wanting to have sexual rela tions with him. Im 23, and hes older than my father, who is 63. Whats wrong with me? Obviously, I can t have an affair with my ther apist, and I desperately do no t want to change doctors. Please help. Lovesick Patient in Monta na DearLovesick: Whats going on with you is very common. There is a name f or it: transference. While this may be embarrassing to you I assure you your therapist has heard it before. Its not necessary that you change doctors, but it is important that you be honest about your feelings. (Nobody eve r said therapy was for the fai nt of heart.) Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For everything you need to know about wedding planning, order How to Have a Lovely Wedding. Send a busi ness-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds only) to: Dear Abby Wedding Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included in the price.) www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, March 18, 2011Page 11B THE LINCOLN LAWYERR(Matt Damon,Emily Blunt)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30THE ADJUSTMENT BUREAU PG13(Matt Damon,Emily Blunt)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30RANGO PG(Animated Voices by Johnny Depp,Abigail Breslin)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30HALL PASSR(Owen Wilson)2:15 4:15 7:15 9:15GNOMEO & JULIET 2DG(Animated)2:15 4:15 7:15 9:15THE KINGS SPEECHR(Geoffrey Rush,Colin Firth)2:00 4:30 7:00 9:30 The NewFAIRMOUNTCINEMA63750 US 27 N. 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LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Friday, March 18, 201110DAVID ARQUETTEHes been sort of an actor over the years, but until recently hes mostly been known as Patricias and Rosannas brother and Courteney Coxs husband. Hes now carving out an independent identity as a train wreck, so good for him. The announcement that he and Cox were divorcing sent Arquette on the rounds of tabloid media, spilling so much embarrassing personal information that soon everyone was asking, What took Courteney so long? He checked into rehab in January (not wanting to miss New Years eve). An earlier version of this list had David Hasselhoff at No. 10, but Arquette pulled ahead by getting into a car accident in Hollywood on March 4.9RANDYQUAIDMost train wrecks get their start at a young age, and then they either wise up (congrats, Robert Downey Jr.) or become even worse. But the veteran character actor Quaid wasnt a figure of controversy until three years ago, when he received a lifetime ban from Actors Equity for allegedly terrorizing his fellow cast members in a theater production. More recently, he and his wife have been living like Thelma and Louise, facing legal proceedings for allegedly skipping out on a large hotel bill, and seeking asylum in Canada on the grounds that a gang of Hollywood star whackers is out to get them. Unlike many on this list, Quaid might not yet have hit rock bottom.8TARAREIDReid isnt a great actress, but at one time she looked like she was going places, landing a small but memorable part in a Coen Brothers film (The Big Lebowski) and a key role in a major hit (American Pie) before age 25. But tabloid reports of her partying soon obscured any work she was doing, and she became a cautionary tale after undergoing a visibly botched liposuction. Her breast implants werent much better, as a nation discovered when she drunkenly exposed herself on the red carpet at Diddys birthday party in 2004. Reid recently announced that a Big Lebowski 2 was in the works; news that surprised everyone else in the world, including the Coens.7TOM SIZEMOREHollywood is chock full of DUIs and marijuana busts, but methamphetamine is another thing entirely. Sizemore seemed to be on the road to a solid career as a supporting player following his performance as the sergeant in Saving Private Ryan, but hes spent nearly all his time since then making straight-to-DVD flicks for quick cash, while battling addiction and legal problems. His rap sheet includes a conviction for assaulting girlfriend Heidi Fleiss and a bust for meth possession that landed him in jail. Other embarrassments on his resume: a sex tape, an appearance on Celebrity Rehab, and the use of a device called a Whizzinator in an attempt to beat a drug test.6BRITNEYSPEARSAfew more years of relatively good behavior, and Spears may enter the Downey Zone and find her way off lists like this. But memories of her prime train wreck days are still fresh. Her wild child days started innocently enough, with an impulsive Vegas marriage to a childhood friend and quick annulment. But a short, tumultuous marriage to Kevin Federline set the stage for her to go crazy after her divorce: shaving her head, attacking cars with an umbrella, rehab, tanking at the VMAs, losing custody of her children. After a brief psychiatric commitment in early 2008, Spears was placed under the conservatorship of her father, and has since quieted down considerably. Good for her, if bad for the gossip rags.5WHITNEY HOUSTONDid anyone see this coming when Whitney burst on the scene as a wholesome, bell-voiced 21year-old? Not long after her marriage to serial bad boy Bobby Brown, some telltale train wrecky signs began appearing: skipping interviews, working less, being replaced just before a scheduled appearance at the Academy Awards. By the time she was appearing with her husband on the reality show Being Bobby Brown, the hoarse, disheveled and foul-mouthed Houston was unrecognizable as the girl who was once Saving All My Love For You. She has since divorced Brown and admitted to past drug use, but her most recent CD and tour revealed an artist who is a shell of her former self.4ANDYDICKBizarre behavior is part of Dicks comedy repertoire, but in the time since his stint on NewsRadio, most of his craziness hasnt been an act. Hes been arrested for drug possession, DUI, urinating on a building and groping women. Arecurring theme with Dicks antics is how often hes made himself obnoxious to other stars. Hes been thrown off the set of Jimmy Kimmel Live for repeatedly touching fellow guest Ivanka Trump, licked the faces of female celebrities at a roast of William Shatner, and gotten in a fistfight with former co-star Jon Lovitz. Most recently, he got himself thrown out of an adult film awards show for you guessed it harassing a porn star.3LINDSAYLOHANShes only 24, but Lohan has already accomplished enough to merit a train wreck lifetime achievement award. Remember the good old days when a teenage Lindsay supposedly feuding with Hilary Duff was considered hot copy? In just the last five years, Lohans career has imploded amidst drunk driving arrests, constant clubbing and an incredible six separate visits to rehab. The charge that she stole a $2,500 necklace from a jewelry store, which awaits legal resolution, could be her biggest crisis yet, with the prospect of more time behind bars. Theres good news for Lohan, though: her mother assures us shes just fine2CHARLIE SHEENHeres the thing about Sheen: Had the last two weeks never happened, hed still be high on this list. He was expelled from high school even before becoming a public figure, and first went to rehab in 1990. He spent the 90s dating porn stars and appearing on the Heidi Fleiss client roll. Sheen nearly overdosed in 1998, which seemed to set him relatively straight for a while, but its been a nearly constant litany of tabloid headlines since his Christmas Eve 2009 arrest after an altercation with then-wife Brooke Mueller. From there, it was a short step to last falls hotel room trashing in Manhattan, the two-day bender and hospitalization in January, tiger blood, the goddesses, winning and a million Twitter followers. 1MELGIBSONWhy is Gibson No. 1? Because the fall has been so steep. (Notice anyone else on this list who has won an Oscar?) His beliefs have always been controversial, and there had long been chatter in Hollywood about how much he drank. But the train wreck portion of his career truly began in 2006 with his arrest for DUI in Malibu, Calif., and the belligerent antiSemitic remarks he made to the arresting officer. His public breakup with girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva included charges and countercharges of violence, capped by her release of several tapes on which someone believed to be Gibson engages in lengthy offensive rants. Gibson reportedly has offered his support to Sheen, which is reason enough to keep him in the top spot. Retired train wrecks: Those who have stayed out of trouble long enough to where theyve officially jumped the tracks and mostly made us forget their former issues. Drew Barrymore and Robert Downey Jr. are the official Hollywood poster children here. Special mention goes to Keith Richards, who clearly will never die. High-functioning train wrecks:Kiefer Sutherland is probably the best example, as he keeps enough space between his incidents that people never really consider him to be troubled. Web wrecks: Tila Tequila, obviously. Courtney Love transitioned from public crazy to Twitter crazy, but that switch cost her $430,000 in a libel settlement. If we see any more nude pictures of Chris Brown, put him on the list too. Surgical train wrecks: Pamela Anderson, Lisa Rinna, Mickey Rourke, Lara Flynn Boyle, Bruce Jenner. Train wrecks in training:Demi Lovato, Taylor Momsen, Miley Cyrus. Theyve all acted out in the public eye, but its too soon to know if this is normal teenage misbehavior, or the start of a brilliant train wreck career. (Sorry, Mischa Barton: Youre too old for this category now.) Were got our eye on you:Christina Aguilera. Rest in peace: Anna Nicole Smith, Corey Haim, Michael Jackson. Not much humor to be had here. For more news and features on TV, movies and celebrities, visit FILM.COM. LESSER CATEGORIES OF HOLLYWOOD TRAIN WRECK By Charlie Toft, Film.comCharlie Sheens two weeks of dominating watercooler talk in America have refocused attention on that species known as the Hollywood Train Wreck. The downfall of the rich and famous will always result in fascination and (assuming things dont get truly sad) even a bit of schadenfreude. Here, we recall the 10 biggest Hollywood train wrecks in recent memory:Alook at Hollywoods bad behavior