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NEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, April 13-14, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 43 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 84 59Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Partly sunny Forecast Question: Should teachers have continuing contracts? Next question: Do you agree with Gov. Scott that state workers should move to a 401K plan instead of pensions? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Inside Obituaries Kathleen Gertrude Ellis-Farlie Age 84, of Sebring Rose Mary Harrison Age 85, of Sebring Alana Hathaway Heflin Age 94, of Lake Placid Rosie N. Sinkler Age 83, of Sebring Patricia Claire Stallard Age 76, of Sebring Mary Edris Trout Age 98, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453O nline: www.newssun.com Yes 42.2% No 57.8% Total votes: 135 Celebrations8B Classifieds8A Clubs & Organizations7B Community Briefs2A Community Calendar5A Crossword Puzzle11B Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times11B Police Blotter2A Index PAGE12B Editor's note: Third in a three-part series.By INGRID UTECH Special to the News-SunThe enactment of the health reform law last year plus the actions of Gov. Rick Scott and the state legislature actions will bring about important changes to the health insurance and health care delivery systems in Highlands County in the next several years. The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act expands Medicaid coverage to all children and adults with family incomes below 133 percent of the federal poverty level. But the provision does not go into effect until 2014, and already there are some who want to scuttle it. House of Representatives Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan has called for its elimination in his justreleased FY2012 Republican budget resolution. But if the provision remains law, millions of currently uninsured adults, particularly adults without dependent children, will be eligible for Medicaid enrollment. The act also gives federally qualified community health centers, like Central Florida Health Care (CFHC), headquartered in Avon Park, new recognition and status. It permanently authorizes the community health center program. It also provides federal funds totaling $11 billion over five years to expand community health center services and $1.5 billion over five years for capital needs. Gaye Williams, CFHC chief executive officer, is pleased, but not totally surprised. "For more than three decades, our health centers have proven that health care does not have to be complicated or expensive to wo rk well. When people are si ck and forced to delay ca re because they do not ha ve access to a doctor or cann ot afford one, their illness c an escalate and require mo re costly services. Everyone 's affected," Williams said. Florida Department of Health (DOH) officials an d many state legislators agr ee that community health ce nMajor changes ahead for uninsured and Medicaid recipients See CHANGES, page 7A News-Sun photo by KATRASIMMONS Cancer survivors and supporters watch a flag presentation and listen to Marty C sing the National Anthem on Saturday before the start of Relay for Life in Lake Placid. Relay for Life is an overnight event that was created to celebrate survivorship, raise awareness and raise funds for research and programs for the American Cancer Society.Sebring's Relay will be held Saturday at Firemen's Field and Avon Park's is May 7 at Joe Franza Stadium. Relay for Life takes first steps By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Avon Pa rk City Council took a significant pa rt of its meeting on Monday to cle ar up some of the issues raised by a recall committee. "I feel we are trying to addre ss each and every question that is o ut there," Mayor Sharon Schuler sa id during the meeting. On April 3 the recall committ ee produced a list of seven items whe re members said the council had fail ed to uphold its duty and posted tho se items on the Web si te www.recallapcouncil.com. One of the items included the unauthoriz ed raise of $12,500 during last year f or now interim city manager Juli an Deleon. Maria Sutherland served as ci ty AP council addresses some recall complaints See COUNCIL, page 6A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS United States Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets David Villalobos (from left), James Wood, Morgan Whitbeck and Jerry Reed present the flag during the Relay for Life opening ceremony.Panther plightBig hits lacking for SFCC Panthers SPORTS, 1BNew chiefCloud named fire chief for AP PAGE2ANew lifeRCMAbreathes new life into Hopewell school PAGE2A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Lester Crosier, of Avon Park, has been named 2010 Highlands County Care Giver as his wife Mary proudly displays his plaque Saturday afternoon during Relay for Life in Lake Placid. Mary is currently in remission after two bouts of breast cancer and believes she beat cancer with the help of her supportive husband Lester. Special to the News-SunSEBRING People with disabi lities in Highlands County are n ot going to take these proposed sta te budget cuts laying down as th ey plan to rally this Friday. Ridge Area Arc has been buzzin g this past week with discussio ns about the budget cuts that are cau sing the agency to lose $30,000 p er month from the state. Staff ha ve been trying to explain to peop le with intellectual disabilities wh y their services will be cut and grou p homes closed. Staff have n ot expressed any concerns about losin g their jobs but instead they are cha nneling their energy into helping t he people who they love the most t he disabled. Angie Luft, a person with a lear ning disability and the president of the Ridge Area Arc Self-Advoca cy Committee, is fed up with peop le treating individuals with disabiliti es with disrespect. "I want to fight back," Luft said Luft and others with disabiliti es are realizing that services are bein g Rally to support Arc set Friday See RALLY, page 3A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID While members of the town council asked town attorney Bert J. Harris to fine tune its proposed plan for a Municipal Regional Utility advisory committee, tabling the issue Monday night, they are pretty much in agreement. They envision an 11-member board, representing all the areas within the utility, including Highway Park and Tomoka Heights. But they want the commission to be clearly under the council's oversight. It was decided the town council should appoint the board and its chair and vice-chair. The commission's main tasks would be to review the utility director's work on a regular basis and create a budget. The commission would have a clerk to facilitate the keeping of records and communication. The current command structure at the town would not change, "This is a good faith step," said Debbie Worley, a council member, referring to proof of Lake Placid's seriousness of intent regarding developing a regional utility. The council, however, is concerned the county might not go along with the idea. For example, the council has been waiting to hear from County Attorney Ross Macbeth, who indicated reservations during the joint meeting between the city and counLP preparing to become regional utility See LP, page 6A Still waiting to hear from county

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Special to the News-Sun AVONPARK After 19 years with Redlands Christian Migrant Association, Geneva Hayes' career has brought her home. When RCMAmoved its Highlands County regional office from downtown Avon Park to the former Hopewell Elementary School, Hayes moved as office manager. But for her, the move was loaded with sentiment. At Hopewell, she was returning to the neighborhood where she grew up and the school building where she spent first through fifth grades. "I was happy to come back to where I started from," she said. Apiece of the past also was restored for the Hopewell neighborhood, which through RCMAis partly reclaiming a focal point for community life. Hopewell School is surrounded by an AfricanAmerican community dating to a century ago, when Avon Park banned black residents from living anywhere else. The book "African American Sites in Florida" by Kevin McCarthy quotes local historian Leoma Bradshaw Maxwell as writing that "Hopewell" came from the children's refrain, "Hope we'll win, hope we'll win," when they entered exhibits at a local fair. Hayes recalls that Hopewell school originally opened in military barracks left from World War II. Books and other supplies were worn hand-me-downs brought from the white schools. Yet Hopewell cherished its school, Hayes says. Residents donated food to supplement the school's lunch program. Community dances, plays and other social events were held there. "They loved the school, and its faculty members," she says. "Everyone was well known; it was just like family." Hayes attended Hopewell in the mid-1960s. Her last year there was her last year in a segregated school. Integration finally had arrived, and the school eventually closed. Community college classes were held in the buildings. Later, the Boys and Girls Club moved in. Then a charter school was formed. RCMAbought the fourbuilding, 12-acre campus two years ago. After some $530,000 in renovations, an RCMAchildcare center opened there in September and RCMA's regional offices moved there from downtown Avon Park in January. Neighbors were pleased, Hayes says. "They wanted to see it being used for children again." Now, RCMAis providing a meeting space to the NAACPand other community groups that request it. With access to the school's ball fields, a former teacher is working to organize baseball and softball leagues. Planners of Hopewell's annual Martin Luther King Day parade also have taken note of RCMA's arrival, Hayes said. For years, the parade formed and started at the Hopewell site. "Now, they're thinking about coming back," Hayes says. Page 2ANews-SunWednesday, April 13, 2011www.newssun.com April 9 101114184041x:4Next jackpot $9 millionApril 6 21521222445x:5 April 2 82134353740x:4 April 11 913182431 April 10 1314212324 April 9 2123273135 April 8 16283034 April 11 (n) 0765 April 11 (d) 4849 April 10 (n) 3352 April 10 (d) 7504 April 11(n) 95 5 April 11 (d) 46 5 April 10 (n) 33 8 April 10(d) 21 4 April 8 112436379 April 5 213212418 April 1 723323617 March 29 2726319 April 9 514325356 PB: 11 PP: 4Next jackpot $27 millionApril 6 1018415556 PB: 15 PP: 2 April 2 622344345 PB: 23 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 Courtesy photo RCMA's move to the former Hopewell Public School brought office manager Geneva Hayes back to scenes of her childhood. POLICEBLOTTER The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Monday, April 11: Sammy Lee Burgess, 37, of Copeland, was charged for withholding support, nonsupport of children or spouse. Cameron Colt Dilley, 20, of Avon Park, was charged with larceny, petit theft, first degree. Shari Lynn Dobrick, 50, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Erick Ernesto Gomez, 19, of Orlando, was charged for possession of marijuana, over 20 grams; and possession of narcotic equipment and/or use. Kade Maurice Kelley, 22, of Venus, was charged for driving while license suspended, first offense; and failing to register motor vehicle. Debbie Ann Pete, 38, of Sarasota, was charged for knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked; failed partial payment plan for trespassing; and failed partial payment plan for petit theft. Jackson Payne Sloan, 21, of Sebring, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Octavia Shenae Sloan, 19, of Sebring, was charged with leaving scene of accident without information; no valid driver license; and battery, touch or strike. Jimmy Lee Smith, 27, of Orlando, was charged for battery, touch or strike. Ervin Alexander Velasquez, 32, of Lake Placid, was charged for battery, touch or strike. John Wayne Wooden, 19, of Avon Park, was charged with larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Sunday, April 10: Edward Aviles, 23, of Acworth, Ga., was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and possession of narcotic equipment and/or use. Joshua Lamar Bass, 19, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and possession of drug equipment and/or use. Mary Ann Brown, 48, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or aggravated assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill. Ida Hardy Bryant, 74, of Sebring, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Robert Michael Davis, 27, of Sebring, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Donald Theodore Hensley, 41, of Avon Park, was charged with driving while license suspended, third or subsequent offense. Luis Pagan, 23, of Lake Placid, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. Robert Charles Pressley, 53, of Sebring, was charged with burglary of unoccupied conveyance, unarmed; larceny, petit theft, first degree; and damaging property, criminal mischief. Carlos Earl Pyatt, 24, of Avon Park, was charged with contempt of court, failure to pay child support. Estefani Andrea Robbins, 23, of Pembroke Pines, was charged with possession of narcotic equipment and/or Continued on page 6A A beloved school gets a new life with RCMA By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Interim City Manager Julian Deleon told Avon Park's city council that he has named Capt. David Cloud as the new fire chief. "We have some small details to work out, and a contract to finish, but I am mostly sure that David Cloud will serve as our new fire chief," Deleon said. "I have known David for a long time, and I think he has the experience and education to do the job," said Mayor Sharon Schuler. "I am happy that we chose someone from within the department." Cloud has been with the fire department since 1981. He started as a volunteer, and has served as a paid fireman for 14 years. "It is what I have been working towards for the last 11 years, and I am glad to get the job," Cloud said on Monday night. "I am looking forward to it. We have not had a chance to sit down and discuss the contract in detail yet." Deleon did not have a salary figure in mind yet. "We need to work that out within the budget," Deleon said. Councilman Paul Miller stated that he knew Cloud would do a good job. "I want to encourage yo u, David, to stand fast, and mo st of all trust in the Lord. Kno w that we appreciate you ," Miller told Cloud. "I think that David is a great choice. He's qualifie d, he knows the area, and he knows the job. You cann ot ask for better than that ," Councilman Terry Hesto n said. Cloud named new Avon Park fire chief By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING At their regular meeting on April 5, city council members failed to approve a tentative agreement with Hammock Estates regarding the purchase of the Estates'waste water treatment system. The Estates wants to sell its system which serves 114 residential customers, a clubhouse and six seasonal RVsites to Sebring. In exchange for easements and a .60 acre plant site of the Old Clearview Terrace, Sebring would accept ownership and operation of Hammock Estates'two lift stations. Once the Estates'system is connected to Sebring's, the city would demolish the Hammock Estates plant. The city would also pay Hammock Estates $25,000 at a rate of $5,000 a year for five years. Hammock Estates residents would pay the same rate as other out-of-city customers. City council was not impressed with the offer. Members perceived the deal as one-sided, weighted against the city. New council member Andrew Fells was unhappy that the property parcels were small and not particularly useful. He also thought $25,000 was a lot of money to spend on something to be demolished. Amajor concern, the council was told, is the condition of the main terra-cotta pipes. The pipes are old and will soon need extensive, and expensive, replacement. Council asked city staff to prepare a different proposal to present to the Hammock Estates board of directors. City council wary of utility purchase COMMUNITYBRIEFS Cloud Candidate visits Republican Executive Committee SEBRING The Highlands Republican Executive Committee welcomes U.S. Senate Candidate, Col. Mike McCalister on Thursday, April 28. This meeting will be held at the Quality Inn at 6:30 p.m. A"Dutch Treat Dinner" is available at 5:30 p.m. with a Pastabilities Buffet. The buffet costs $10.99 plus sales tax and gratuity. Reservations are required; indicate if you are attending the meeting and if you plan to eat by sending an e-mail to oliviacscott@vistanet.net or calling 381-6993. All blood donations needed SEBRING Florida's Blood Centers-Highlands County is appealing to the public for blood donations at this time. All blood types are needed, especially O Negative and O Positive. Each donation will usually be transfused into a patient in a local hospital within 48 hours and will benefit people needing routine surgeries, trauma patients and cancers patients to name a few. Florida's Blood Centers is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 382-4499 for mobile locations. If you have not donated blood in the last 56 days or if you have ever considered giving blood and you have questions, contact Florida 's Blood Centers at 382-449 9. Cancer patients are in dai ly need of treatment, burn victims use plasma, traum a victims need red blood transfusions, and routine surgeries depend on the g ift of a volunteer donor. Donors can be as young a s 16 and should weigh at least 102 pounds. There is no upper age limit. Tanglewood FMO meets todaySEBRING Tanglewoo d FMO meeting will be from 10 a.m. to noon today at the main clubhouse bingo area. Guest speaker will b e Bud Williams, State Director Division 5.Events planned at lodges, postsLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will host karaoke with Fireman from 5:308:30 p.m. today. Music by Franke from 6-10 p.m. Thursday. For details, call the lodge at 465-0131. The American Legion Placid Post 25 will have L&LDuo from 5-8 p.m. today. Line dancing is fro m 7 p.m. Thursday. For mor e information, call 465-097 5. The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 4 p.m. today. Men's Auxiliary meets at 6 p.m., followed by the Post meet ing at 7 p.m. Bar bingo is set for 1 p.m. Thursday. For details, call the lodge at 452-9853. The Lake Placid Elks 2661 will host music by Chrissy Harriman today. Continued on page 5A

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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Glenn Fenster is n ut brown and pink, the result of spendin g most of his time in the sun. At 50 he makes a living as a tenn is pro, but it is his volunteer work th at drives him. He raises awareness abo ut epilepsy by bicycling through t he United States and Canada, trips that c an take 80 days or longer. He does this because his son Ny le began having seizures at the age of 2 and was diagnosed with epilepsy. For 1 5 years, Nyle lived with the disease. No w 17, Fenster says Nyle has been seizu re free for two years. "I ride to honor all he endured and f or the parent today who woke up and sa w their seizure for the first time," Fenst er said. "I know about the panic, the ru sh to the hospital and hearing your chi ld has epilepsy. I feel like a man on a mi ssion. I get very emotional looking ba ck six years, It can bring a strong man to tress." In fact, this is his sixth bicycle tou r, the first being in 2006. He has ridd en more than 32,000 miles on the tours, b ut probably 100,000 over all Fenst er sold his car in 2004 and has been bikin g ever since. He has been narrowly missed b y Winibegos, pedaled through snow an d days of 103-degree heat. This tour, Fenster began in his hom e town of Aventura and Sebring was h is second stop. He's heading for Seatt le and Venice Beach, Calif. Fenster wants people to rememb er that Florida has 326,000 people wi th epilepsy, as do more than 3 millio n Americas and 50 million people globa lly. The bad news, Fenster said, is 53,00 0 die of epilepsy every year. The good news, he added, is seven o ut of 10 children with idiopathic epilep sy do grow out of it. Fenster may be followed on Faceboo k and Twitter and can be e-mailed at de stiny4umaker@gmail.gov. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 13, 2011Page 3A Bicyclist riding for epilepsy awareness c ut everywhere including adult day p rograms where she participates. She initiated the idea of a rally t o help her and her peers be seen a nd heard. "I want to make posters a nd let people see them," is what L uft originally proposed. "We have t o take them somewhere so everyo ne can see them, like on Highway 2 7." Hence, the People With D isabilities Rally Day evolved. D uffer's Sports Grille, 6940 U.S. 2 7 North, will be the headquarters f or the rally. The event will be f rom 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. "I want people to come Friday to h elp us fight back to save our prog rams. We want to keep learning a nd be with our friends," Luft said. My friends are losing their home. T hat's sad. ADT(adult day traini ng) is important to us and we d on't want it to close too." "Coming to the ADTProgram is v ery rewarding to our individuals. T hey learn a variety of skills and i nteract with their peers and staff. T hey learn how to make informed c hoices to enhance their growth a nd independence," said Gwen H alliburton, Ridge Area Arc vocat ional manager and part-time resid ential worker at Valencia Group H ome. Arc's board of directors has a lready made a decision to close t he Valencia Group Home in Avon Park, which houses five women. It is undetermined where these ladies will be placed. Arc has also decided to stop offering companion, respite, in-home and personal care services. "When the news came through that the Valencia Group Home would be closing down due to the recent budget cuts imposed by our governor of the state of Florida, we were all shocked and devastated," Halliburton said. "Imagine how you would feel if you were told you no longer have a home and you need to find somewhere else to live." Luft would like the rally to draw statewide attention. "I want all staff, families, caregivers, people with disabilities, businesses and the community to show support on Friday by holding signs at our rally anywhere on the highway. I want to see support at Duffer's and all over the place homes, businesses, hospitals, schools and churches," she said. Luft, who has been making posters this week with her peers to take to Duffer's, also encourages all businesses to change their signs out front for one day to say "We Support People With Disabilities." Duffer's general manager Ross Vickers also agreed to offer a pizza buffet, including the drink, for $10 with $1 going to Ridge Area Arc. "I want to help in any way I can," Vickers said. "I hope other businesses will do the same on Friday and show support for people with disabilities." Gerald Snell Catering will be donating some baked goods to sell at Duffer's to raise money for Arc. Snell's sister, Yolanda, receives services at Arc. Billy Glades and Rick Arnold, who both play guitar and sing oldies, rock n'roll and country hits, will perform at the rally. Glades will perform from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Arnold from 12:30-2 p.m. Arnold, who is a singer and a hit songwriter, is also a talented airbrush artist who has a brother in Kentucky who has cerebral palsy. Arnold will be doing a painting while he sings. The painting will then be auctioned off to raise money for Ridge Area Arc. Arc is not totally dependent on state funds. According to Ridge Area Arc Chief Executive Officer Rhonda Beckman, the agency receives 67 percent of its budget from government funding while 33 percent is raised locally through donations, fundraisers such as the Kokomo event this Saturday, the Arc Resale Store, Arc Screenprinting and other products assembled at the workcenter. Continued from page 1A Rally to help draw attention to Arc's plight Courtesy photo People with disabilities who receive services at Ridge Area Arc work on posters for their rally on Friday at Duffer's Sports Grille in Sebring. Rally coordinator Angie Luft (at right in back) talks with Arc staff member Gwen Halliburton about their strategy while (from left) Sarah Moore, Frances Goff, Amelia Titus and Sue Talios work on a poster to save their home. These ladies are losing their group home, which will be closed at the end of the month because of state budget cuts. Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Gov. Rick S cott says the Legislature's prop osed changes to state pensions d on't go far enough and wants to m ove to a 401K retirement plan f or state workers. Scott appeared at a news conf erence on Tuesday for Floridians f or Sustainable Pensions. The state now fully funds the p ension fund and the governor says that is unfair to taxpayers. He wants workers to begin contributing to their retirements like private sector employees. State employees may soon be contributing to their pensions for the first time under a bill passed last week by Florida lawmakers amid union opposition. The legislation would establish a tiered-system requiring higher paid employees to put a larger percentage of their earnings into their retirement.House panel OKs compromise pill mill billTALLAHASSE The Florida House's Appropriations Committee has approved compromise legislation designed to close "pill mills" that dispense painkillers and other prescription medications to drug dealers and addicts. The revised bill that cleared the panel Tuesday drops Gov. Rick Scott's proposal to repeal Florida's planned prescription drug tracking system, which also had been supported by House Speaker Dean Cannon. Instead, the measure would strengthen the database, which has drawn strong support from Attorney General Pam Bondi. Governor: State workers should move to 401Ks

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I n opposing the establishment of a desperately n eeded statewide p rescription drug d atabase that would r educe crime and s ave lives, Gov. Rick S cott has cited misg uided, ill-informed a nd unfounded priv acy concerns for p atient confidentialit y. Yet the governor has no p roblem calling for mandator y drug tests and random d rug screens for as many as 1 00,000 innocent state worke rs while invading their priv acy at a cost of millions of d ollars. The lack of intellect ual honesty here is remarka ble. Scott's intrusion into the p rivate lives of dedicated s tate employees with no evid ence they are illegally using d rugs is wrong, ill conceived a nd likely unconstitutional. But that didn't stop the governor from issuing an executive order requiring all new hires in agencies he controls to be drug tested and for current employees to be tested at least four times a year. State agencies already can require employees to be tested when they are suspected of using illegal drugs, so there is no safety issue here. The governor's fuzzy reasoning is inexplicable. Florida has become a laughingstock for its dubious reputation as the "pill mill" capital of the nation, with more than 2,000 lives lost every year through the illegal dispensation of prescription drugs such as oxycodone and Xanax. Aprescription drug database, paid for by the drug companies themselves, would go a long way toward addressing the problem by making it more difficult for patients to doctor shop for their drugs. It also would make it easier to crack down on unscrupulous physicians who prescribe the drugs without regard to their medical need. But Scott remains opposed to this lifesaving program. ... Scott is ignoring his responsibility to address a pervasive and deadly drug epidemic and now ordering a constitutionally suspect approach to tackle a drug problem among state workers that doesn't appear to exist. He issued the order on the same day legislation was filed to fulfill his pledge to require thousands of welfare recipients to pass drug tests. If all of the governor's drugtesting plans come to pass, the drug screening business in Florida should be booming. So Floridians should not forget that Scott founded Solantic, a chain of walk-in health care clinics, and has placed his ownership into his wife's trust. Solantic promotes its drug screen testing services on its website. An editorial from the St. Petersburg Times. Page 4ANews-SunWednesday, April 13, 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 BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION Another viewpoint Boy, are accountants going through a rough patch now even rougher than we taxpayers are. Despite software that has greatly simplified tax preparation, American accountants suffer a host of daily aggravations. They're responsible for filing on behalf of some 82 million U.S. taxpayers and for understanding the U.S. tax code's 5,600 incomprehensible pages, according to AccountingToday.com. No wonder, then, that the American accountant suffers "a poor work/life balance, botched sleep schedules, poor eating habits, and problems in personal relationships." One survey found 64 percent complain that their clients, far more confused by the tax code than they, are careless or unprepared. I hope our accountants can forgive us. The same survey says our emotions get in the way of organizing our tax information in a timely manner: "Procrastination (45 percent) is one of the biggest challenges for those who haven't filed in a suitable timeline by this time of year. "Others blame nervousness about filing taxes correctly (28 percent), confusion and the process (26 percent), laziness (23 percent), and lack of organization (20 percent)." I could toss in extended happy hours, but I don't believe that was on the list. The survey describes other things agitating accountants. Thirty-six percent complain about the need to resolve complex tax situations, twenty-three percent about "aggressive clients" who probably want to know why they owe so much after spending hours organizing business expenses and deductions. And client deductions are a sizable source of grief. AccountingToday.com cites one client who tried to depreciate his cows. Another tried to deduct the costs of raising a cat. A third tried to dedu ct his hot tub for med ical purposes. Afourth "tried t o claim water bottle costs towards heal th care since his doctor told him he needed to drink more water." If such deductions sound reasonable they do to m e you are among a rapidly shrinking group: Americans who actually have jobs, incomes and high taxes. Again, I hope our accoun tant pals can forgive us. The survey says 60 percent of u s feel mighty uneasy about being audited. "That's more than those who are worried about othe r nerve-wracking situations, such as receiving a perform ance review at work (39 pe rcent) or visiting the doctor for an annual check-up (35 percent)." The article doesn't say what kind of doctor, but it' s surely a proctologist whose procedure's surely fa r less intrusive than an audit! In any event, at this crud dy time of year, many are miserable and uneasy. About to write massive checks, we're sickened to see our bank balances depleted. We're more sick that our combined annual contributions are $1.7 trillion less than our government will spend this year. We're sicker yet that we have to hand over fat check s to our accountants to make sure we comply with that incomprehensible tax code. Of course, our accountan ts get the worst of it all. Taxpayers themselves, they must work ungodly hours t o put our taxes in order. I hope they can deduct their poor work/life balance and eating habits. Tom Purcell, a freelance writer is also a humor columnist for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. E-mail Tom at Purcell@caglecartoons.com. Tax-time miseries Guest Column Tom Purcell EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your addres s and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automati cally rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum o f 400 words. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; o r e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages aren't dominated b y the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion o f 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 as an y community leader or government official, so consider thi s a personal invitation to get your two cents in. Silent letters E ditor: The other night as I neared sleep, the l etter "K" came to mind. "K" was conc erned as to why he was silent in the w ord knife, why it was pronounced nif", totally excluding him from being a rticulated. At first blush I had no a nswer for "K" but promised to look i nto the matter at my earliest opportun ity. Going to my dictionary the next day I was shocked at how many words b egan with "K" but excluded him from p ronunciation. There was knew, knee, k nell, knickers, knight, knit, knob, k nock,knot, know my god the list w ent on endlessly. I didn't know how t o break the news to poor "K" who was s till obsessing over the word knife but r esolved to further my investigation. Suddenly "H" piped up and said What about me? The word herbs dism isses me in the same way." I said wait y our turn, "K" is in crisis. Most dict ionaries have pages of explanation s tuff at the beginning and end but nothi ng of help here. I theorized that perhaps when spoken l anguage was first being written down, w hen earliest agreement on an alphabet w as being considered there was a p lethora of "K"s and not knowing how t o use them, they were sprinkled, overg enerously over a groupof words who d id not really need them. Unkind to be s ure but definitely apossibility. I t hought briefly of other languages, like G erman, not that I have much familiarit y with German, but I know that they o ccasionally drop or silence first letters i n given names, like "Pfeiffer" or G neisenau" although that Gneisenau is q uite a mouthful, even without the "G." And then there's the French, dropp ing the final "T" at almost every o pportunity as if to say "sorry you're t oo late." I was about to turn to Spanish when I c onsidered the question mark. The S panish use two, one inverted at the b eginning of a sentence, as if to say here comes a question and then a gain at the end as if to say "that was i t." But enough of these explanations, I must think of some way to console "K." Randy Ludacer Lake Placid To each their ownEditor: Ref: Letter by Rev. Steven W. Trimble, published April 6, 2011. Your steak knife is designed to cut your meat so you may eat it and the fork is so you can have table manners. The condom is designed to save lives by the prevention of diseases. Your automobile costs so much because of all the required safety devices that are designed into it. Your doctor is educated and is in the job of keeping you and your family members safe especially in times of mental instability of one of those members. He is designed to save lives. You as a pastor I thought was designed to save lives and to trust in our Lord who watches out for even the sparrows. However you have such faith that you want and need to own a device that is specifically designed to take human life. Strange choice of protection but to each their own Rev. I think I'll just trust God and Jesus for my protection. So to each their own Rev. To each their own. I don't suppose you'd share what church you minister as I would like to avoid it. I prefer to pray without weapons. Ray Napper Sebring BouquetDitto to a Great Business CommunityEditor: In addition to the 42 businesses and private individuals who supported the 17th Annual Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic held at the Placid Lakes Country Club, several other businesses contributed to the tournament. Many businesses consistently support a host of chamber events throughout the year. As Marlene (Barger) stated, the financial gains that result from business community support fund a series of civic events open to all citizens in Highlands County. Such events include the upcoming Easter Egg Roll, the annual Fall Festival and Santa in the Park, just to name a few. Without our business community support, many chamber-sponsored events would not be possible. Other events, when combined with the chamber's Web site, bring thousands of people to the community each year, helping to keep our businesses viable and infusing significant tax dollars into the county. We wish to thank the following businesses for their support of the 17th Annual Golf Classic: Title Sponsor Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Hole Sponsors Bevis Construction, Choice Environmental, Citrus Animal Clinic CORARehabilitation, Cross Country Automotive, Excavation Point, Highlands Independent Bank, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Lake Country Jewelers, Lake Placid Marine, Ole South Auto Salvage, Palms of Sebring, Mike and Kris Rider, Seacoast National Bank, Seminole Tire, Swaine & Harris, PAand Wauchula State Bank. Major Sponsors Heartland National Bank and MIDFLORIDAFederal Credit Union. Hole in One Sponsor Alan Jay Automotive Network Sebring, a new car; and Cohan Radio Group Sebring, $2,000. Aspecial thanks to the Lake Placid Jaycees for their outstanding assistance during the golf tournament. So, please, shop locally and support all of our businesses. Their efforts and your support make a difference. Eileen M. May CEO/President of Operations, Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Jeannie Snively Chairperson of the Board

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ROSE MARYHARRISON Rose Mary Harrison, 85, of S ebring, Fla., passed away on A pril 9, 2011. She was born o n May 24, 1925 in M ulberry, Ind., the daughter o f Dallas and Mabel (Hurley) R uch. On July 5, 1945 she m arried James Harrison, her h usband of 45 years, who p receded her in death. They l ived in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Maryland, moving to Sebring, Fla. in 1979. She was a longtime member of First P resbyterian Church of S ebring. Rose Mary graduate d from Holland High S chool, Holland, Mich., and P urdue University. She t aught mathematics and E nglish in several high s chools, ending her career at S ebring High School. She is survived by two d aughters, Paula Byrkett and h usband, Don, of Oxford, O hio and Mary Jo Grice and h usband Steve, of Avon Park, F la.; two sons, James H arrison and wife, Donna, of S ebring, Fla., and Daniel H arrison and wife Jo Ann, of A rnold, Md.; five grandd aughters, Elizabeth Killy, J ennifer Jensen, Kathryn B yrkett, Amy Harrison and C hrissy Harrison; two grands ons, Dustin Harrison and K evin Grice; and seven g reat-grandchildren, Jessica K illy, Elise Killy, Nathan J ensen, Samuel Jensen, Benjamin Jensen, Kally Harrison and Dylan Harrison. She is also survived by a sister, Ruth Kuipers, of Holland, Mich., and a brother, Richard Ruch and wife, Patricia, also of Holland, Mich. Afuneral service will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, April 18, 2011 at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Chapel, Sebring, with Rev. Darrell Peer officiating. The family will receive friends the hour preceding the service, beginning at 9 a.m. Interment at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Avon Park, Fla., will be immediately following the service. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 ROSIE N. SINKLER Rosie N. Sinkler, 83, of Sebring, Fla., a sweet Christian woman, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, April 10, 2011. She was born Feb. 10, 1928 to Robert A. and Nettie (Lowery) Ham in Gilbertsville, Ky., and had been a resident of Sebring since 2000, coming from Bradenton, Fla. She was a homemaker and former owner of Ray's Canoe Hideaway in Bradenton. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Sebring and enjoyed fishing, traveling, attending church and spending time with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Raymond D. Sinkler; and is survived by her sons, Jerry (Pat) Sinkler of Sebring and Keith (Susan) Sinkler of Clarksville, Tenn.; brothers, Ralph (Wanda) Ham, Cincinnati, Ohio and Winford (Marianne) Ham, Benton, Ky.; sisters, Virginia (Jack) Hancock, Eddyville, Ky.; Francis (Jimmie) Cope, Benton, Ky. and Veletta (Doug) Sirls, Benton, Ky.; six grandchildren, Shana Christian, Christie MacDonald, David Sinkler, Danny Sinkler, Mindy Whitney and Melissa Harkrider; 19 great-grandchildren and two great-greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 13 at StephensonNelson Funeral Home Chapel, Sebring, with Pastor David Richardson officiating. The family will receive friends preceding the service, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place at 3 p.m. at Mansion Memorial Park in Ellenton with Pastor Rick Chaffin officiating. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Good Shepherd Hospice/Somers Hospice House, 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33870. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 PATRICIASTALLARD Patricia Claire Stallard, 76, of Sebring, Fla., passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2011 in Sebring. She was born Dec. 27, 1934, to John and Beatrice (Farmer) Sheffield in Avon Park, Fla. and had been a resident of Sebring since 2010, moving from Lucedale, Miss. She was a homemaker and a member of Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Lucedale. She volunteered at the George County Library in Mississippi and played flute and piccolo in three bands and orchestras in Hattiesburg and Biloxi, Miss. and in Mobile, Ala. In addition, she raised miniature horses and grew orchids. She is survived by her daughter, Patti (Austie) Heacock of Sebring; son, Bruce (Carla) Peterson, Fort Myers, Fla.; daughter, Laurie Breton, Fort Myers, Fla.; step-daughter, Mary Beth Humphrey, Plant City, Fla.; sisters, Gloria Sheffield Bush, Fort Myers, Fla. and Anne Crapps, Baxley, Ga.; four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. Afuneral service will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 14, 2011 at the Avon Park Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. A.C. Bryant officiating. The family will receive friends the hour preceding the service, beginning at 10 a.m. Interment at Bougainvillea Cemetery, Avon Park, will be immediately following the service. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Good Shepherd Hospice, 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33870. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 MARYTROUT Mary Edris (Evans) Trout, 98, passed away on April 9, 2011. She was a resident of Sebring, Fla. and a former resident of Indianapolis. Born on Nov. 12, 1912, in Huntington County, Ind., to William Wesley and Icy Leota Evans, she was a Jefferson Township High School graduate and worked at Allison Transmission for more than 20 years. She was a member of Clermont Christian Church and a founding member of Sebring Christian Church in Florida, where she sang with the choir. She went to Southport Adult Day Center and enjoyed needlework, bowling, golf and her precious cat Morgan. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara L. Hall and Dianne L. (Maurice) Robison; sister, Harriett Griffis; two grandchildren, David (Jennifer) Hall and Patty (Mike) Agresta; five greatgrandchildren, James, Mikaela and Frannie Agresta, Quinten and Truman Hall. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence O. Trout, in 2002, her son, Bobby, in 1943; a gran ddaughter, Debby A. Jackso n, in 2000; great-grandso n, Spencer Hall, in 2008 an d siblings, Edna Sprinkl e, Gaylord Evans, Kenne th Evans, Richard Evan s, Halcyon Shelley and Willia m Evans. Visitation was April 11 at G. H. Herrmann Greenwoo d Funeral Home at the Garde ns at Olive Branch. The funer al service was April 12. Buri al was at Woodlawn Cemete ry in Warren, Ind. Memori al contributions may be made to Sebring Christian Churc h. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ghherrman.com. G.H. Herrman Funeral Hom e 1505 S. East Street Indianapolis, IN 46225 Death noticesKathleen Gertrude Elli sFarlie 84, of Sebring an d Bala, Ontario, Canada, di ed April 9, 2011, in Sebring. Arrangements are bein g handled by Stephenso nNelson Funeral Hom e, Sebring. Alana Hathaway Hefli n 94, of Lake Placid died Ap ril 6, 2011. Arrangements handled b y Dowden Funeral Hom e, Sebring. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 13, 2011Page 5A For details, call 465-2661. SEBRING AMVETS Post 21 Ladies A uxiliary is having a breakf ast from 8-11 a.m. Saturday a t the Post, 2029 U.S. 27 S outh. Tickets are $5 and a vailable at the Post. K araoke by Bill and Di will b e from 7-10 p.m. Saturday a t the Post, 2029 U.S. 27 S outh.Sebring Country Estates meets SEBRING The Sebring C ountry Estates Civic A ssociation Inc. will hold its m onthly business meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the clubh ouse, 3240 Grand Prix D rive (behind Walmart). New members are invited a nd welcome to come and s hare in the association's m ission to preserve the n eighborhood and to find w ays of improving it. For more information on r entals, call 214-1923.Highlands Organ Society meets SEBRING Frank H utchins, director of this t wo-year group, having m eetings again after a l engthy illness. Members are a ble to play on the fabulous L owrey Grand Royal (cost $ 82,000). Members must own their o wn organ. There are no d ues. Easy Button is not e ncouraged. Aknowledge is n eeded of music. Future concerts are p lanned as before. The next m eeting is from 7-9 p.m. T hursday. Call for reservat ions. Call 655-0259. The g roup meets two and oneh alf miles west of U.S. 27 o n Lake Josephine Drive. S ebring address: 2034 Lake J osephine Drive. Meetings a re every other Thursday e vening. Y MCA seeks camp counselorsSEBRING The H ighlands County Family Y MCAis accepting applicat ions for Camp Counselor p ositions until May 15. A pplicants must be at least 18 years old to apply. Questions? Call 382-9622. Highlands PEO meets ThursdaySEBRING The Highlands P.E.O. Group will meet Thursday at the Sebring Lakeside Resort and Tea Room located on Lake Sebring. This will be a luncheon and meeting to be held at 11:30 a.m. The Highlands P.E.O. Group is celebrating 32 years in Highlands County. Any woman who is an active member of a chapter and is now living or visiting Florida is welcome to attend this meeting and luncheon. Call Linda Brown, 4656316, to make a reservation.African Violet Society meets ThursdaySEBRING The Heartland African Violet Society will meet at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The HAVS has just received acceptance as an affiliate of the African Violet Society of America. "Suggestions for traveling with African violets" will be presented by Carol Anne Burrell, who has frequently traveled with her plants in the summer. Club members Burrell and Shirley Berger will assess the progress/development of member's project plants. Meetings are held in the Founders Hall Activities Room at Highland Ridge, 3003 E. Fairway Vista Drive, on the second Thursday of each month. For more information call 385-5765 or email at Shirley.b@juno.com. Commodites to be distributedSEBRING April 2011 Commodities will be given out from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and Friday. If you don't have a 2011 Commodities Card, register at the office office, receive a 2011 card and receive the Commodities to take. If you have any other questions, call the Commodities Hotline at The Salvation Army, 3135 Kenilworth Blvd., at 3857548, ext. 306.Hope Hospice presents classSEBRING Hope Hospice will host the Hospice Foundation of America's 18th annual National Bereavement Teleconference, "Spirituality and End-of-Life Care." Topics include: differentiating between spirituality and religion; how spiritual issues and coping may emerge during serious illness; the importance of spiritual assessment; and sensitivities to the concerns of major faith systems toward end-oflife care There is no cost to attend. Seating is limited. Continuing Education Credits are available. The teleconference will be from 1-4 p.m. Thursday at Grace Bible Church, 4453 Thunderbird Road. To register, go to http://hopehcs.org/forms/tele conference2011.Frostproof hosts Egg HuntFROSTPROOF Parents who attend The Frostproof Community Egg Hunt with one or more children may be the biggest winners at this year's community egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23. More than $1,000 worth of gift certificates good in will be given away as prizes to adults. The golden egg finder in age group of 2-4, 5-7 and 810, each wins a $75 Toys R Us gift card. Silver egg finders in each age group win a $50 Toys R Us gift card provided by the Frostproof Ministerial Association. Eight thousand eggs with prizes inside and different kinds of candy will be searched out by children at the track on the east side of Frostproof Middle/Senior High School. Look for the entrance tent. The area will be divided into divisions for different age groups. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Call Pastor Kelly Galati at 635-2704. Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS OBITUARIES Harrison Trout

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c il on March 17. Council member Ray R oyce indicated impatience w ith the process. "I look forw ard to quick movement," he s aid. He and Worley both felt t he time was ripe for the utili ty transfer from county h ands to Lake Placid's hands. "The new budget year in O ctober would be an ideal t ime," said Royce. Harris indicated the r evised ordinance would be ready for the regular April 25 meeting. "We've already started (the budget season)," said Arlene Tuck, town clerk, who hopes the advisory committee can be named by June. "I expect to be done by June." use; possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. Joaquin Reyes Rodriguez, 24, of Avon Park, was charged on a detainer for municipal ordinance violation. Lisa Michele Schuler, 44, of Sebring, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Michael Wayne Simon, 33, of Lake Placid, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and damaging property; and DUI. Chiquita Tishone Treadwell, 39, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Patrick Rosinvil Wilcox, 28, of Sebring, was charged with damaging property, criminal mischief. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Saturday, April 9: Jarquez Ontario Hester, 18, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; selling marijuana, Schedule I. Brandon Howell, 21, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; and selling marijuana, Schedule I. Jerry Robbin Smith, 51, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of controlled substance without prescription; possession of drug equipment and/or use; and withholding support, non-support of children or spouse. Alfredo Dominguez Solivan, 30, of Avon Park, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon or firearm. Amanda Lynn Tubbs, 30, of Sebring, was charged with stalking, following, harassing, cyberstalking another. Ignacio Ruiz Vazquez, 28, of Lehigh Acres, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. Antonio Tavares Wanser, 27, of Lake Placid, was charged with driving while license suspended, first offense. Kimberly Ann Wester, 20, of Sebring, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. More blotter online at www.newssun.com Page 6ANews-SunWednesday, April 13, 2011www.newssun.com Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER m anager then, and Deleon w as the director of Public W orks. During previous meetings, c ouncil members asserted that S utherland had cleared the r aise with them via the telep hone, but no formal vote was t aken. Article 4, Division 1, S ec. 2-242 of the city ordin ances clearly outlines that a r aise to any department head m ust be approved by city c ouncil with a majority vote. "I am asking that you either a ccept the pay raise or decline i t. If you decline it, I will r eturn the money," Deleon t old the council. Council voted to ratify the r aise and to set Deleon's s alary at $80,000. The council then addressed t he lack of a civil service b oard, as defined by city chart er, and directed Deleon to get v olunteers to help with that b oard. "In the abundance of caut ion, establish a civil service b oard," City Attorney Gerald B uhr said. "We have had p roblems getting volunteers f or most of our boards, and I t hink we will have trouble g etting a quorum here. On the s ide of caution, I would a dvise you re-establish that b oard." In response to the residency requirements set forth in Article 4, Division 1, Sec. 2244 of city code of ordinances, the recall committee claimed that Deleon was in violation of ordinance by not meeting the residency requirements. Deleon lives in the Lake Placid area, 19 miles away from Avon Park. Deleon told council that in response to complaints, he would leave his city vehicle in Avon Park when he travels to and from his home. "As far as my vehicle, it will remain parked and I will provide my own transportation. I will try to sell my home and relocate if I have to," Deleon said. "But I am upside down in my home currently." "It is an ordinance, and you should enforce your own ordinances, modify them or remove them," advised Buhr. "I have heard of city managers being required to live within the city, but never a department heads or assistant department heads." Schuler noted that several city employees don't live within the city. "Enforce it totally or do away with it totally," Buhr reminded the council. The council made a motion to direct Buhr to remove residency ordinance 2-244. "It's a good thing to do. We have not enforced it with many people; I just don't want to sit out here and enforce it with one," Schuler said. The council also addressed the complaint that city charter directs the city clerk to be in charge in the absence of a city manager. Clerk Cheryl Tietjen turned down the city manager job when former city manager Bruce Behrens was dismissed. Buhr explained that council could not force someone to take a job. "You could discipline the individual for not being prepared to step into the position, but you cannot force them," Buhr said. Former councilman Joe Wright took the podium at the end of the meeting, and expressed his opinion that the city had two priorities, and needed to focus on those priorities. "We have always had a problem with the council trying to micro-manage the city. We need to hire a city manager and let him do his job, that is the first priority," Wright said. "We also need to focus on the financial stability of the city," Wright said. Continued from page 1A Council takes care of some of recall committee's concerns Courtesy photo T he Avon Park Community Child Development Center is celebrating Week of the Young Child, held April 11-17. The week is a time to recognize the needs of young children and thank the adults involved in their education and care. Parents, teachers, caregivers and other adults play an important role in the lives of young children, and Week of the Young Child celebrates their efforts. Week of the Young Child under way Continued from page 1A LPmaking plans for regional utility Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN€385-6155

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t ers should be the safety net b oth for the uninsured and f or those on Medicaid and o ther public insurance prog rams. In a December 2010 e-mail t o Health News Florida, D enise Grimsley, who repres ents Highlands County in t he Florida House and is also H ouse Appropriations C ommittee Chair, said, "I do n ot believe the DOH should b e providing primary care s ervices in a county where a f ederally qualified health c enter or free primary clinics e xist." For many years, providing p rimary care services has b een a function of the county h ealth departments, in partn ership with the state. But t he health departments no l onger have the resources to p rovide free or reduced fee m edical services, and the s tate can't make up the d eficit. Highlands County is one e xample. "Last fiscal year, the total c ost for providing primary c are services at the H ighlands County Health D epartment was $3 million. B ut the Health Department o nly took in $2.4 million in r evenues. Although we r eceive some non-categorical f unds from the State, which w e channel into primary care s ervices, we had a deficit of a bout $600,000," Highlands C ounty Health Department A dministrator Robert P alussek said. In March, the DOH r eleased a report proposing to m ove the state out of funding p rimary care services. The F lorida House and Senate are e xpected to pass a bill maki ng this law. Williams and Palussek h ave already met to discuss t he proposed changes. "We w ant to have sufficient time f or an orderly and smooth t ransition, probably over the n ext two or at a maximum t hree years," Palussek said. Palussek and Williams also a re exploring a key provision o f the Patient Protection and A ffordable Care Act the e stablishment of patient-cent ered medical homes, which w ould incorporate some of t he values of the community h ealth center model. They h ope other Highlands County h ealth agencies and the local h ospitals will join in the e ffort. An introductory meeti ng was attended by about six a gencies last week at the H ealth Department. The National Committee f or Quality Assurance defines a medical home as a model of c are in which each patient h as an ongoing relationship w ith a personal physician w ho leads a team that takes c ollective responsibility for p atient care. When necessary, t he team arranges for approp riate specialized care with other qualified physicians. Medical homes use technology to improve patient outcomes. "The goal is to eliminate fragmentation and duplication of services and to reach patients before they develop chronic conditions and are severely ill," Williams said. Meanwhile, there are other developments at the state level that could affect the delivery of services both for the uninsured and for Medicaid recipients. Gov. Scott disapproves of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, especially the provision that requires most individuals to have health insurance beginning in 2014. The FY2012 Republican budget resolution also calls for the elimination of the mandate, and legal cases challenging the mandate are making their way through the federal courts. The governor and the state legislature also want to opt out of the traditional Medicaid program and put more of the state's nearly three million Medicaid recipients into privately managed care. Proponents say managed care will result in greater efficiencies, but critics fear it will result in a denial of services as the state tightens its financial belt. The state will need federal government approval to make these changes. If Washington doesn't approve the state's request for a waiver, some legislators have proposed that Florida get out of the federal program and craft its own Medicaid program, without federal restrictions. But this would mean foregoing billions of dollars in federal funds and jeopardizing Medicaid coverage for millions of uninsured adults in 2014. While the legislature debates Medicaid, so does congress. The FY2012 Republican budget resolution calls for converting the federal share of all Medicaid payments into block grants to be allocated to the states, starting in 2013. The resolution is just the start of what promises to be a long debate on the budget in both the Senate and the House, according to budget analysts. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 13, 2011Page 7A Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun Continued from page 1A Changes in store for uninsured Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Fifth A nnual Military Ball was held a t the Chateau Elan Hotel and C onference Center on S aturday, April 9. The annual c harity event is used to raise f unds for the Veterans Council o f Highlands County and the V eteran Assistance Fund. The p roceeds stay in the county to a ssist with the many programs s ponsored by the Council. Non-Veteran of the Year w as awarded to Evelyn M arple, Sebring Elks Veteran C ommittee Chair. Her works w ith the veterans include w eekly visits to the area hosp itals, nursing homes, and a ssisted living facilities. She a nd her committee bake cooki es and distribute them to the r esident veterans. To be considered for the d esignation of Veteran of the Y ear, a veteran has to have made a significant contribution to the care and well-being of the veterans in Highlands County. Betsy Waddell, CPO, U.S. Navy (Ret.) was selected as the Veteran of the Year by the members of the Veterans Council. Waddell is active with the women veterans in the state of Florida, services on the executive board of WAVES National, and at the state level, is the president of the local WAVES Unit 88, and volunteers her time with the Veteran Services Office, and in helping with several other veteran organizations, including the American Legion Post 74. She served as president of the Veterans Council for two terms, and is an active member of the Veterans Advisory Board. Waddell named Veteran of the Year Betsy Waddell Evelyn Marple

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, April 13, 2011Page 9 A IN THE COUNTY CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-000746 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, INC. FOR ASSET-BACKED THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-WMC1 Plaintiff, vs. HUMBERTO RODRIGUEZ, ET AL Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida described as: LOT 26, BLOCK 259, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES SECTION 20, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 89, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY. and commonly known as: 542 SUN N LAKES BLVD., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on APRIL 21, 2011 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 23rd day of March, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff April 6, 13, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09 1008 GCS LANSDOWNE MORTGAGE, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Plaintiff, v. JENNY LABANINO, individually, JORGE LABANINO, individually, BOWEN & SON ROOFING, INC., et. al, Defendant, NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment entered in the above styled cause now pending in said Court, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 at 11:00 A.M. on April 26, 2011 the following property: A PARCEL OF LAND BEING A PORTION OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (NE 1/4) AND A PORTION OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (SE 1/4) OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 39 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LYING WITHIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. SAID PARCEL OF LAND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (NW 1/4) OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF SAID SECTION 21; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 20'56'' E, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (NW 1/4) OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (SE 1/4), A DISTANCE OF 288.87 FEET; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 06'44'' E, DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 25.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 00 DEGREES 44'06'' E, ALONG A LINE 288.84 FEET EAST OF AND PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF THE EAST ONE-HALF (E 1/2) OF SAID SECTION 21, A DISTANCE OF 2644.01 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (NE 1/4) OF SAID SECTION 21; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 46'19'' E, ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 298.18 FEET; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 15'19'' E, A DISTANCE OF 2211.56 FEET; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 27'05'' W, A DISTANCE OF 83.17 FEET; THENCE S 63 DEGREES 18'21'' W A DISTANCE OF 148.03 FEET; THENCE S 01 DEGREES 36'55'' E A DISTANCE OF 366.88 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF OLD VENUS ROAD; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 20'56'' W, ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 108.05 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING 16.60 ACRES (723,030 SQUARE FEET), MORE OR LESS. Property Address: 53 Keel Road, Venus, Florida 33960. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER ASOF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated on March 31, 2011. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (SEAL) Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k As Deputy Cler k April 13, 20, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001433 DIVISION: HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-NC1, Plaintiff, vs. ELIZABETH ANN CRISAFULLI, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated March 24, 2011, and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001433 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee for ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust, Series 2006-NC1, is the Plaintiff and Elizabeth Ann Crisafulli, Jeffrey Crisafulli, a/k/a Jeffrey A. Crisafulli, Manor Hill Owners' Association, Inc., a/k/a Manor Hill Property Owners Association, Inc., are the defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 19th day of April, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 13, IN BLOCK 266, OF SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 71, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2501 SUNRISE DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33872 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 24th day of March, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk PUBLIC AUCTION FOR TOWING & STORAGE 1998 CHEVROLET 1GCCS1948W8127933 ON APRIL 23, 2011, AT 9:00AM AT PRECISION AUTO BODY 734 CR 621 EAST LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 April 13, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001954 CENLAR FSB, Plaintiff, vs. DIPCHAND PANCHU; CITY OF SEBRING, FLORIDA; JANKI PANCHU; UNKNOWN TENANTS(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 24th day of March, 2011, and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001954, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein CENLAR FSB is the Plaintiff and DIPCHAND PANCHU; CITY OF SEBRING, FLORIDA; JANKI PANCHU; UNKNOWN TENANTS(S); JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 19th day of April, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 8, 9, 10 AND 11, BLOCK 210, ALTAMONT PLACE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 72, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863) 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 24th day of March, 2011. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk April 6, 13, 2011 IN THE 10TH CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 11-52-PCS IN RE: THE ESTATE OF: VELMA E. ERVIN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of Velma E. Ervin, deceased, Case No.: 11-52-PCS is pending in the Circuit Court in and for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is: 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The name and address of the Personal Representative is set forth below. All creditors of 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 three months after the date of first publication of this notice or thirty 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 the decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court within three months after the date of first publication of this notice. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DEATH IS BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 6, 2011. Name and Address of Personal Representative: Robert Charles Ervin 3878 Enchanted Oaks Ln Sebring, FL 33875 April 6, 13, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-110 IN RE: ESTATE OF KATHRINE M. BAMFORD, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of KATHERINE M. BAMFORD, deceased, whose date of death was January 6, 2011, File Number PC 11-110, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice has been 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 TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 6, 2011. Personal Representative: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., f/k/a BARNETT BANK TRUST COMPANY, N.A. 150 East Palmetto Park Road Suite 200 Boca Raton, Florida 33432 Attorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, ESQ. Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No.: 308714 Clifford R. Rhoades, P.A. 2141 Lakeview Drive Sebring, Floirda 33870 (863)385-0346 April 6, 13, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-136 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF HELEN MORELEWICZ Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of HELEN MORELEWICZ, deceased, whose date of death was September 19, 2009, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 6, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Barbara Majchrzak 772 Baylor Avenue Chula Vista, California 91913 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Pamela T. Karlson Florida Bar Number: 0017957 301 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863)465-5033 Fax: (863) 465-6022 E-Mail: info@KarlsonLaw.com April 6, 13, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-137 IN RE: ESTATE OF GEORGE J. DERRON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GEORGE J. DERRON, deceased, whose date of death was February 5, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 6, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ David Derron 13621 N. 18th Drive Phoenix, Arizona 85029 Attorney for Personal Representative: WILLIAM J. NIELANDER Florida Bar Number: 0386014 172 E. Interlake Boulevard Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863) 465-8181 Fax: (863) 465-5614 E-Mail: wjn@nielander.com April 6, 13, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09-725 GCS UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through FARM SERVICE AGENCY f/k/a FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Plaintiff, v. ELLIS L. WALTON, PATRICIA K. WALTON n/k/a PATRICIA WALTON WARD, CAPITAL ONE, F.S.B., STATE OF FLORIDA, JOHN DOE, and JANE DOE, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: PATRICIA K. WALTON n/k/a PATRICIA WALTON WARD (ADDRESS IS UNKNOWN) and any unknown parties who are or may be interested in the subject matter of this action whose names and residences, after diligent search and inquiry, are unknown to Plaintiff and which said unknown parties may claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees or other claimants claiming by, through, under or against the Said Defendant(s) either of them, who are not known to be dead or alive. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to enforce and foreclose a Mortgage and to foreclose any claims which are interior to the right, title and interest of the Plaintiff herein in the following described property: Lot 4, Block 14 of SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES ACRES, SECTION 27, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 24, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on: STEVEN M. DAVIS, ESQUIRE Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is: Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. Alhambra Towers 121 Alhambra Plaza, 10th Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134 on or before May 10, 2011, and to file the original of the defenses with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter. If a Defendant fails to do so, a default will be entered against that Defendant for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court 3/29/2011. BOB GERMAINE as Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak as Deputy Clerk April 13, 20, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GC 10-1378 Division: CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, deceased, Plaintiff(s), -vs.REUBEN MALDONADO, a/k/a Ruben Maldonado, a single man, and ANGEL MALDONADO, a/k/a ANGEL MALDONADO, JR., a single man Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Reuben Maldonado, a/k/a Ruben Maldonado Residence & Address unknown Last known address: 183 Tyner Ln Defuniak Sp, FL 32435 or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or described Defendant(s) or parties or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described as Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to foreclose a Mortgage for the following described property, to wit: DWELLING UNIT NO. 3101, WOODRUFF HEIGHTS VILLAS, more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at the Southwest corner of Lot 6, Block 11, TOWN OF AVON PARK, in Section 22, Township 33 South, Range 28 East; thence run South 89 degrees 56 minutes 30 seconds East along the Northerly right of way of Pleasant Street a distance of 290.88 feet to a point; thence North a distance of 68 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue North a distance of 101.91 feet to a point; thence North 89 degrees 56 minutes 30 seconds West a distance of 30.61 feet to a point; thence Southerly through the center line of a partition wall and continue a distance of 101.91 feet to a point; thence South 89 degrees 56 minutes 30 seconds East a distance of 30.16 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, as per plat thereof recorded in O.R. Book 397, Page 106 and as per description recorded in O.R. Book 397, Page 107, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and address is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before May 3 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on March 25, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000088 SEC.: CIVIL CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, v. LISA K. BOND AND OLIVER S. BOND, et al Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FOR FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING-PROPERTY TO: OLIVER SCOTT BOND, ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 7201 CR 17 S SEBRING, FL 33870 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendant(s) are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, though, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant(s) as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. Y OU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: A PORTION OF BLOCK 42 OF THE REPLAT OF BLOCKS 41 THROUGH 44 OF DESOTO CITY, AS PER PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 74 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID BLOCK 42 AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF 7TH STREET SOUTH WITH THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF LAKE FRONT DRIVE; THENCE ALONG THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF LAKE FRONT DRIVE AND A LONG A CURVE TO THE LEFT AND CONCAVE TO THE EAST AND HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 826.59 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 09 DEGREES 23'27'' AND A CHORD BEARING OF SOUTH 18 DEGREES 07'57'' EAST, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 135.48 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE AND STILL ALONG SAID CURVE AND HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 826.59 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 03 DEGREES 08'34'', AND A CHORD BEARING OF SOUTH 24 DEGREES 23'58'' EAST, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 45.34 FEET TO A POINT OF TANGENCY; THENCE SOUTH 25 DEGREES 58'15'' EAST STILL ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 53.79 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 75 DEGREES 14'07'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 193.59 FEET; THENCE NORTH 41 DEGREES 10'30'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 71.42 FEET; THENCE NORTH 66 DEGREES 03'25'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 210.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 7201 CR 17 S., SEBRING, FL 33870 This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, such Morris Hardwick Schneider, LLC, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 5110 Eisenhower Blvd., Suite 120, Tampa, FL 33634 on or before August 21, 2011, and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 30th day of March, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo DEPUTY CLERK ` `In accordance with the American with Disabilities A ct, persons needing a special accommodation in order to participate in this hearing, should contact A DA Coordinator not later than 1 (one) day prior to the proceeding at Florida Rural Legal Service (Highlands), 963 E. Memorial Boulevard, P.O. 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Page 10ANews-Sun Wednesday, April 13, 2011www.newssun.co m COOKS W/EXPERIENCEpreferred at Spring Lake Golf Resort. Apply in Person. Call for directions only 863-655-0900. A MMUNITION RELOADINGF/T. submit resume & current photo to sales@anderson-arms.com or fax 863-453-7454 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentLOST SPAYEDblack male cat. Losing belly hair, 2 patches of hair off hind leg. Sebring Country Estates. 863-382-1464 1200Lost & Found 1100AnnouncementsU U . S S . D D I I S S T T R R I I C C T T C C O O U U R R T T S S O O U U T T H H E E R R N N D D I I S S T T R R I I C C T T O O F F F F L L O O R R I I D D A A Reappointment of U.S. Magistrate Judge Edwin G. Torres Miami, FL Written comments from members of the bar and public are invited as to whether the incumbent magistrate judge should be recommended by the Magistrate Judge Merit Selection Panel for reappointment by the Court, and should be directed in a confidential, sealed envelope to Steven M. Larimore, Clerk of Court, U.S. District Court, 400 North Miami Avenue, Room 8N09, Miami, FL 33128, or to the Chair of the Panel, David Rothman, Esq., at 200 S. Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 2770, Miami, FL 33131 no later than May 2, 2011. Full public notice available under Public notices, www.flsd.uscourts.gov. April 6, 13, 20, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. PC 11-107 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF NANCY CLAIRE STREET Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of NANCY CLAIRE STREET, deceased, whose date of death was November 14, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 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 on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is April 13, 2011. Personal Representative: Paul Smith 965 Manor Dr., Apt. A20 Palm Springs, Florida 33461 A ttorney for Personal Representative: John K. McClure A ttorney for Paul Smith Florida Bar Number: 286958 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 S. Ridgewood Drive Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863) 402-1888 Fax: (863) 402-0751 E-Mail: kelly@mllaw.net April 13, 20, 2011CHECK YOUR ADPlease check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first 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:314-9876 News-Sun Classified Classified ads get fast results

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, April 13, 2011Page 11 A 1993 CHEVYS10 Blazer 4dr, 2wd, 104k, V6, loaded, leather, CD, new brakes & tires. Many new arts with receipts. Must see! 22mpg $2600 obo 863-202-6394 9450Automotive for SaleCHEST -All aluminum with locking lid. 48" long, fits in pickup bed or on a trailer. Very Nice! $140. 863-453-7027 9350Automotive Parts& AccessoriesENCLOSED TRAILER6 x 15. Almost new tires. Single axle. $1,800. Call 863-699-5517 9220Utility Trailers1973 NORTON850 COMMANDO A-1, low miles, *Owner's Manual, One Owner,* RareFind Will Accept reasonable offer. 863-382-8985 or 863-465-9100 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 Transportation2002 EZGOCustom Golf Cart, gas, lots of extras, new mag wheels & tires. Must See Nice! $2700 obo or will trade for an on / off Road Dirt Bike. 863-202-6394 8500Golf Carts R.V. COVERNEW fits trailes 28' 7" to 31' 6". Never opened! A Bargain at $170. 863-453-7027 2001 JAYCOEAGLE 26' 5th Wheeler. Good Shape $6400. 863-381-9159 8400RecreationalVehicles CANOE 14'high Impact, polyethylene hull, 3 seats (insulated cooler, center seat) spare paddle tie down ( or for fishing rod or shotgun) 3 drink holders. Dry storage area. Includes: Minn Kota trolling motor, 2 seat cushions, 4 life jackets, 3 paddles and kayak paddle. Great cond. $380. Call Jay 863-452-6583. 16 FT.Flat Bottom Flats type aluminum with console, 35hp Yamaha motor plus trailer, needs spring service. $1600 obo 863-202-6394 8050Boats & Motors 8000 Recreation NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states tha t all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. DOG GERMANShepherd. 2 yr.old Free to good home. Call 863-452-1777 7520Pets & Supplies MOWER DIXONSpeedztr 36" cut, electric clutch, rear wheels independently driven, by Hydro Gear, 14.5 B&S overhead. valve vertical shaft w/ cast iron cyl. $1450 obo 863-452-5607 LAWN MOWERSnapper / Rider. Runs Good! $200 SOLD! JOHN DEERE'05 4310 w/loader & mower, 4 x 4. $4800. details @ desmdw1@msn.com or 386-246-7461 2009 -Cub Cadet Enforcer commercial 48" Cut, Zero Turn, 300 hrs. Good Shape. $3000 obo 863-202-6394 7400Lawn & GardenPOWER WASHERDeWalt Commercial DP 3750. Perfect cond. on a 4 wheel trailer $1,100. Call 863-452-0393 7380Machinery & Tools SEBRING -MULTI FAMILY SALE! 4021 THOMPSON AVE. FRI & SAT 4/15 & 16, 8AM 2PM. NO JUNK ALL GOOD STUFF. SEBRING -219 Wren Ave. Fri & Sat 4/15 &16, 8am 2pm. Household items, some tools, tools, lamps, TV. Much More! AVON PARKLAKES Down Sizing Sale! 2047 Hartman Rd. (follow sign from corner Stryker Rd. & Olivia. Thur. & Fri. 4/14 & 15, 8am 4pm. Lazy Boy lift chair, diabetic ck. bks, collectibles. door hanging equip, household misc AVON PARKMulti Family Sale! Walker Memorial Academy 1525 W Avon Blvd., Sun. Apr 17th, 7:30 am ? Large sale inside gym. Many items for sale. Also plants & food for sale. AVON PARKMult Family Sale! 2301 N Carpenter Rd. Fri & Sat 4/15 &16, 8am 1pm. Animal supplies, furniture, household items, clothes. Much Much More!A.P. LAKES-MULTI-FAMILYgarage sale Wednesday, April 13, 2510 W. Russ Road, Avon Park, 8:30am-4:00pm. Furniture, lots of misc., collectibles, small appliances, clothing. 7320Garage &Yard Sales TYPEWRITER -Olympica with case. $20 863-655-0342 TIRES -Goodyear Assurance, (4) 195 / 60R15. $100 863-385-3988 SWIVEL ROCKERlite sand color. Like New! $75. Call Richard 863-414-2784 STEREO, CONSOLE& Television console $100. Call 863-453-3032 STAINED GLASS,hobby suppl.. grinder, glass, chopper foil, solderleadless, misc. $100 863-402-2285 METAL DETECTORTechna model DX-1200, rarely used.Works excellent. $20 863-402-2285 LUGGAGE -Swiss Air / many compartments 17". $15. 863-471-2502 FLOOR LAMP/ Modern style / white. $20 863-471-2502 LAWN MOWERBoy self-propelled, 21" cut. $45. Call 863-471-3162 FREEZER 16'upright $75. Call 863-453-3032 DISHWASHER GEProfile. White. Digital display. Worked great, has been stored indoors since 2004. "Scratch & Dent" otherwise like new. $45. 863-873-4939 CALCULATOR XL-121.Good Cond.! $20. 863-655-0342 7310Bargain BuysWASHER &DRYER / WHIRLPOOL Stack, electric 220. Excellent Condition, $425 863-257-1402 7300MiscellaneousPIANOBOSTON5'1 Baby Grand w/bench. Model GP-156. Ebony Polish finish. Excel. cond. $11,000. Call 863-449-0243 7180FurnitureDISHWASHERGEProfile. White. Digital display. Works great-been in safe, indoor storage since 2004. "Scratch & dent" otherwise like new. $45. Andy 863-873-4939 7040Appliances 7000 Merchandise SEBRING (2)Available 3926 Kenilworth Blvd, 1500 sq ft, $550/mo : A/C, office, BA, lg overhead door, near Sebring High School. 640 Park St, 6400 sq ft, $2500/mo : A/C, office, BA, 8 overhead doors, 3 phase electric, fenced yard, near Sebring Parkway. 941-416-2813 AVON PARKLarge Retail/Office Building, 100 E. Main St. A MUST SEE! 863-295-9272 6750Commercial RentalSEBRING -1BR w/bath, furn/unfurn, Satellite, split plan house, share kitchen & laundry room. Full use of home. $400/mo. or $100/wk + dep. 863-304-2849 6400Rooms for Rent SPRING LAKE3BR, 2BA, 2CG, CHA, patio, ceramic tiled liv. room, din. room, kitchen, bath & halls, SS appliances, refrigerator has water on door, micro., W/D hook up. No pets. 863-655-0136 SEBRING -SPRING LAKE AREA. 3/BR, 2/BA on Golf Course. $850 monthly. 1st / last / security / references. Call anytime. 863-273-3704 SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3BR, 2.5BA, 1CG $800/mo. No Smoking, no pets. 863-655-0311 LAKE PLACIDNEAT & CLEAN 2BR, 2BA $475 2BR, 1BA $450 863-465-2924 6300Unfurnished HousesSEBRING 2240Avalon Rd. 3/2 furn. Small animals ok. Near Shopping Center & Senior Club. References $700. first/last. Call 305-387-6863 after 4pm. or 863-237-3129. 6250Furnished Houses LIVE ONDINNER LAKE 12 min. from SFCC. Cute spotless newly painted apartments 1/1 from $350. incl. water & garbage. Efficiency $425. incl. water & garbage maintenance man on call laundry on premises. Small pets w/approval by landlord. $35. app feewe check criminal history. Call for appt. 863-381-3610 or 863-385-8242. LAKE PLACID2/BR, 2/BA Apt / Duplex, Washer / Dryer, screend porch. Excellent Conditio n. Includes water. $500 monthly plus 1 mo. security. 954-695-8348 BEAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING 2BR, 1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping, building 5 yrs. new. Pets OK. $595 month. 3106 Medical Way. 863-446-1822 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. 6200UnfurnishedApartments 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 SEBRING -2BR, 2BA. Tile floors, fresh paint. Includes water. $600/mo. Call Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 2BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING -Downtown on the Circle. Monthy rates starting at $400. payable 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 REDUCED RENTfor doing maintenance. Upstairs furnished apartment. Need references. 863-385-1806. A PFURNISHED APT FOR RENT Avon Mobile Home Park 1350 N Lake Ave 55 Plus Park Sorry No Pets 863-453-3415 6150FurnishedApartmentsSEBRING VILLA3BR, 2BA, 2 car garage. Wood floors, vaulted ceilings, screened porch. Convenient location near Hospital. Gated community, Clubhouse & pool, lawn maint. incl. $900. mo. Call 863-840-1083. Carole Polk 6100Villas & CondosFor RentFOR RENT2br/1ba Duplex. $525. mo. Fenced in back yard. First & last months rent. Call 863-381-6784. 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals SEBRING VILLAGE55 + PARK Must Sell! 2BR, 2BA, furnished, new furniture, enclosed sun room w/ shed & outside patio, $25,000 for more info. Call 863-402-0565. PALM HARBORHOMES Repo's/Used Homes/Short Sales 3 or 4 Bedroom Doublewides Won't Last!! 3,500-40K Call Today! 800-622-2832 A PPARK MODEL FOR SALE Low Lot Rent 55 Plus Park Sorry No Pets 863-449-1072 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesSEBRING NO NEED FOR A BANK! Owner Financing 3BR, 1BA remodeled, NICE HOME! Woodlawn Elem. area. 1243 Fernvale Ave. 863-227-2717 4080Homes for SaleSebring 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial VETERINARY RECEPTIONIST /ASSISTANTneeded for small animal clinic. A compassionate and enthusiastic team player needed for a full time position. Must have a positive attitude and take pride in providing exceptional client service. Multi-tasking, organization, attention to detail & computer skills necessary. Must be able to work flexible hrs. & weekends. Stop by and fill out an application at 11751 Twitty Rd. Sebring 33876. Hours M-F 7:30-6. RESIDENTIAL CLEANINGCo. Needs part time help, 15-25 hrs., week days only. Must be reliable, outgoing & highly motivated. Call 863-414-2244. PAGE DESIGNERIf you enjoy Page Design, this is for you. The News Sun is looking for the right person to help design its news page. Candidates must be exp'd in Quark and Photoshop, as well as have good news judgment. Able to work quickly with min. supervision is necessary. Exp. in Illustrator and In Design is a plus. This position is 20 hrs. hrs. may be flexible. Send sample of work with resume to: humanresources@new ssun.com or Fax to: 352-365-1951 Attn. Human Resources Director, or drop off at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL. Drug test and background check required. EOE NOW HIRING Electrician. Must have own tools & some experience. Call 863-471-2373 MATH INSTRUCTORS PT positions to teach developmental math (daytime classes). Bachelor's degree in math or related field required. Open until filled. Visit www.southflorida.edu/hr for details. 863-784-7132. EA/EO MATH INSTRUCTORS PT positions to teach developmental math (daytime classes). Bachelor's degree in math or related field required. Open until filled. Visit www.southflorida.edu/hr for details. 863-784-7132. EA/EO 2100Help Wanted LYKES CITRUSMANAGEMENT has an opening for a full time Parts Person at their Basinger Grove Shop. Duties include answering phones, parts, ordering, inventory control, distribution/stocking, invoicing of incoming/outgoing parts, ability to lift 25 lbs. Successful applicants should possess 1 year experience in parts inventory or related field and have computer skills. Lykes Citrus Management Division offers competitive wages and benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and LTD insurance plus paid vacation and holidays. Interested applicants should apply in person at: Lykes Citrus Managemanent Division 490 Buckhorn Road Lorida, Fl. 33857 or 7 Lykes Road Lake Placid, Flo. 33852 Lykes Citrus Management Division is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Drug Free Workplace/M/F/D/V HOME CARERN, CNA, PT, OT for local visits in Highlands Great Salary/Excellent benefits Immediate Need!! (863) 401-3550 or fax resume (863) 401-8199 FRONT DESKCLERK (PT), assists hotel & restaurant guests w/reservations, registration & accommodations. Hotel/Restaurant & Cashiering exp. preferred. $8.76/hr. (16-24 hr/wk.) Typical work schedule: Sat. & Sun. 6 am 2 pm. Open until filled. Visit www.southflorida.edu/hr for position announcement. (863) 453-2211. Apply at the HOTEL JACARANDA, 19 E. Main St., Avon Park. EA/EO/Vet. Pref. EXPERIENCED. ROOFERS 863-385-0351 2100Help Wanted LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.

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Page 12ANews-SunWednesday, April 13, 2011www.newssun.com TODAYPartly sunny84 / 59Winds: NNW at 6-12 mphMostly sunny and pleasant86 / 62Winds: SE at 4-8 mphTHURSDAYPartly sunny, a t-storm possible87 / 65Winds: SE at 8-16 mphFRIDAYSunny to partly cloudy and breezy87 / 65Winds: SW at 10-20 mphSATURDAYMostly sunny85 / 63Winds: NE at 10-20 mphSUNDAY City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Thu.Fri.Today Thu. Fri. Washington Washington 64/46 64/46 New York NewYork 54/44 54/44 Miami Miami 86/70 86/70 Atlanta Atlanta 74/48 74/48 Detroit Detroit 61/41 61/41 Houston Houston 83/67 83/67 Chicago Chicago 66/40 66/40 Minneapolis Minneapolis 58/34 58/34 Kansas City KansasCity 75/54 75/54 El Paso ElPaso 83/57 83/57 Denver Denver 55/33 55/33 Billings Billings 54/34 54/34 Los Angeles LosAngeles 65/50 65/50 San Francisco SanFrancisco 58/45 58/45 Seattle Seattle 51/39 51/39 Washington 64/46 New York 54/44 Miami 86/70 Atlanta 74/48 Detroit 61/41 Houston 83/67 Chicago 66/40 Minneapolis 58/34 Kansas City 75/54 El Paso 83/57 Denver 55/33 Billings 54/34 Los Angeles 65/50 San Francisco 58/45 Seattle 51/39 While rain begins to taper to showers across the mid-Atlantic, it will continue to drench New England today. Rainfall amounts exceeding 1 inch in some areas will only exasperate ” ooding fears along rivers downstream of melting snow. High pressure building in across the South will make for a nice day, with plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures expected. A cold front cutting through the northern Plains and Upper Midwest will spark a few showers while helping to usher in cooler air. U.S. Cities National Forecast for April 13Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Thu.Fri.Today Thu. Fri. World Cities National SummaryCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Thu. Fri.Today Thu. Fri. Weather (W):ssunny, pcpartly cloudy, ccloudy, shshowers, tthunderstorms, rrain, sfsnow ” urries, snsnow, iice. Albuquerque 72/43/s 66/38/s 68/42/s Atlanta 74/48/s 77/55/s 72/54/c Baltimore 64/41/c 68/44/s 67/47/pc Birmingham 75/48/s 79/56/s 74/51/t Boston 46/42/r 59/42/s 50/38/pc Charlotte 73/43/s 75/48/s 70/55/pc Cheyenne 48/29/c 46/23/sh 50/28/pc Chicago 66/40/pc 54/40/t 53/40/r Cleveland 56/38/s 62/40/pc 58/46/t Columbus 62/39/s 69/47/pc 69/49/c Dallas 82/65/s 83/56/t 75/47/s Denver 55/33/c 58/24/sh 58/29/s Detroit 61/41/s 57/37/t 49/42/sh Harrisburg 56/38/r 69/42/s 70/45/pc Honolulu 85/70/sh 83/70/sh 84/70/pc Houston 83/67/pc 83/68/t 83/59/pc Indianapolis 66/46/s 68/49/pc 65/43/c Jackson, MS 80/52/s 81/60/pc 79/51/c Kansas City 75/54/pc 67/44/t 50/33/r Lexington 66/39/s 72/47/pc 72/45/t Little Rock 74/54/s 78/56/pc 75/42/pc Los Angeles 65/50/pc 74/53/s 78/57/s Louisville 70/46/s 75/52/pc 70/47/t Memphis 74/55/s 81/61/pc 74/46/c Milwaukee 60/38/pc 47/34/sh 51/39/r Minneapolis 58/34/c 47/32/c 43/32/sn Nashville 72/44/s 77/54/s 70/46/t New Orleans 80/61/s 80/68/pc 81/61/t New York City 54/44/r 67/48/s 64/48/pc Norfolk 66/49/pc 70/50/s 68/53/pc Oklahoma City 80/56/s 77/42/pc 69/37/pc Philadelphia 58/45/r 68/47/s 66/50/pc Phoenix 84/59/s 84/59/s 90/63/s Pittsburgh 56/36/pc 68/44/s 65/47/t Portland, ME 42/35/r 59/36/pc 51/32/s Portland, OR 55/39/r 51/40/r 52/43/r Raleigh 70/43/s 72/48/s 75/55/pc Rochester 52/35/r 60/34/pc 55/40/pc St. Louis 72/53/s 72/54/pc 66/41/r San Francisco 58/45/pc 61/48/pc 65/53/pc Seattle 51/39/r 50/36/r 51/42/pc Wash., DC 64/46/c 70/50/s 69/51/pc Cape Coral 86/62/pc 84/65/s 87/65/pc Clearwater 82/62/s 85/66/s 85/69/pc Coral Springs 83/67/pc 83/69/pc 85/70/pc Daytona Beach 78/54/s 79/61/s 82/65/pc Ft. Laud. Bch 83/70/pc 83/73/pc 85/73/pc Fort Myers 87/64/pc 85/66/s 87/66/pc Gainesville 84/48/s 85/55/s 83/60/pc Hollywood 86/67/pc 84/70/pc 85/70/pc Homestead AFB 82/69/pc 82/70/pc 83/69/pc Jacksonville 78/49/s 81/57/s 80/61/pc Key West 82/73/pc 82/75/pc 84/75/pc Miami 86/70/pc 82/72/pc 85/71/pc Okeechobee 82/58/pc 82/62/s 84/66/pc Orlando 84/57/s 84/62/s 86/64/pc Pembroke Pines 86/67/pc 85/70/pc 85/70/pc St. Augustine 76/54/s 76/62/s 79/65/pc St. Petersburg 82/62/s 86/66/s 85/69/pc Sarasota 81/59/pc 82/65/s 84/67/pc Tallahassee 82/46/s 85/53/s 82/59/pc Tampa 82/62/s 85/65/s 83/66/pc W. Palm Bch 84/66/pc 81/68/pc 85/72/pc Winter Haven 85/59/s 85/63/s 87/65/pc Acapulco 88/76/t 88/76/s 88/74/pc Athens 65/54/s 65/49/s 66/54/pc Beirut 62/51/s 67/56/pc 70/56/s Berlin 54/36/sh 52/36/r 58/40/sh Bermuda 71/66/s 70/66/pc 72/67/pc Calgary 45/28/pc 43/26/sn 40/30/c Dublin 52/45/r 54/43/sh 57/41/pc Edmonton 42/24/s 34/23/sh 38/24/c Freeport 83/66/pc 82/68/pc 84/69/pc Geneva 57/42/s 58/43/c 59/39/pc Havana 89/65/s 88/67/pc 88/69/pc Hong Kong 81/72/s 81/72/s 83/74/s Jerusalem 56/44/s 65/50/s 72/51/s Johannesburg 70/51/sh 64/49/t 65/50/t Kiev 48/42/sh 46/40/r 44/43/r London 54/43/sh 57/43/pc 61/45/pc Montreal 45/36/r 52/32/pc 43/28/pc Moscow 39/33/sn 43/30/r 47/32/c Nice 69/51/pc 65/53/sh 66/52/sh Ottawa 50/33/r 51/28/pc 45/30/pc Quebec 46/36/r 46/23/pc 39/21/s Rio de Janeiro 92/77/c 91/76/pc 90/76/s Seoul 63/36/s 61/43/c 68/42/pc Singapore 86/77/sh 85/77/sh 86/76/t Sydney 75/53/pc 77/54/pc 74/58/pc Toronto 50/38/c 52/37/pc 52/37/c Vancouver 47/39/r 47/39/r 51/42/pc Vienna 55/41/sh 53/39/sh 56/40/r Warsaw 48/37/sh 53/36/sh 51/37/sh Winnipeg 40/17/pc 45/23/pc 42/24/c A lmanac Readings at Palm Beach High .............................................. 4:55 a.m. Low ............................................. 10:53 a.m. High .............................................. 5:24 p.m. Low ............................................. 11:23 p.m. Partly sunny today. Clear tonight. Mostly sunny and pleasant tomorrow. Friday: partly sunny and warm with a shower or thunderstorm possible. Saturday: sunny to partly cloudy and breezy. Sunday: mostly sunny. Five inches of snow thwarted plans for opening day of the major league baseball season in Boston on April 13, 1933. Snow has fallen on the Massachusetts coast as late as May. Partly sunny today. Winds northwest 6-12 mph. Expect 6-10 hours of sunshine with relative humidity 65% early, 30% in the afternoon and good drying conditions. Clear tonight. € Even addresses may water on Thursday and Sunday. € Odd addresses may water on Wednesday and Saturday. € All watering should take place before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. FullLastNewFirst Apr 17Apr 24May 3May 10 Today Thursday Sunrise 7:05 a.m. 7:04 a.m. Sunset 7:48 p.m. 7:49 p.m. Moonrise 3:18 p.m. 4:22 p.m. Moonset 3:35 a.m. 4:16 a.m. Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. 2011Jacksonville 78/49 Gainesville 84/48 Ocala 82/48 Daytona Beach 78/54 Orlando 84/57 Winter Haven 85/59 Tampa 82/62 Clearwater 82/62 St. Petersburg 82/62 Sarasota 81/59 Fort Myers 87/64 Naples 82/65 Okeechobee 82/58 West Palm Beach 84/66 Fort Lauderdale 83/70 Miami 86/70 Tallahassee 82/46 Apalachicola 77/52 Pensacola 80/58 Key West Avon Park 84/59 Sebring 84/59 Lorida 83/59 Lake Placid 85/59 Venus 85/59 Brighton 84/58 TidesReadings at St. Petersburg High ............................................ 12:15 p.m. Low ............................................... 5:16 a.m. High ............................................ 11:03 p.m. Low ............................................... 5:06 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. 5 9 9 5 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 82/73 Lake Levels Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 11.57 Normal ...............................................14.51 Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterdayTemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHigh Friday ............................................ 91 Low Friday ............................................. 59 High Saturday ........................................ 93 Low Saturday ......................................... 62 High Sunday .......................................... 93 Low Sunday ........................................... 59 High Monday ......................................... 92 Low Monday .......................................... 60Heat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayRelative humidity .................................. 31% Expected air temperature ....................... 82 Makes it feel like .................................... 80BarometerSaturday .............................................30.08 Sunday ................................................30.02 Monday ...............................................29.96PrecipitationSaturday .............................................0.00Ž Sunday ................................................0.00Ž Monday ...............................................0.00Ž Month to date ..................................... 1.54Ž Year to date ......................................... 9.38Ž

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SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Wednesday, April 13, 2011 NASCAR This WeekPage 3 B News-Sun photo courtesy of KIM GAUGE R Despite the draining schedule of late, Jayme Faircloth and the Lady Blue Streaks aren't lacking in effort. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Though Brad Harrison had a run-scoring single Saturday, key hits with runners on have been lacking lately for the SFCC Panthers. By LAUREN WELBORN Special to the News-SunOne trait every athlete n eeds is stamina. Stamina a llows the body to endure p hysical activity for a longer p eriod of time, and the S ebring Lady Blue Streaks h ave certainly proven just h ow significant stamina is to t he game of softball. In the span of one week, S ebring found itself with a m ultitude of games compacte d within a short period of t ime, culminating in last F riday's 12-0 win at Liberty. Considering it was the L ady Streaks second game of t he day and third in two days, i t seemed an odd time for the recently silent bats to wake up a sign of that stamina. Up 5-0 in the sixth, Sebring put up a touchdown and the pitching and defense held over the final Charger at bat to mercifully end this district win early by the mercy rule, 12-0. Merciful because due to recent rain outs, the ladies had to make a trip to Osceola earlier in the day, less than 24 hours after taking one on the chin at home to Haines City. Friday hadn't started well, as with the team set to leave by 1 p.m. for the trip to face the Lady Kowboys, a bomb threat delayed things and left the girls with barely enough time to get some lunch before hopping on the bus. The hectic circumstances didn't seem to effect the pitching of Kat Ostrander or the Blue Streak defense as they held Osceola, one of the district front-runners, to just three runs. It seemed, however, that the bats must have been left on the bus as nary a run came across in the 3-0 loss. Apoint head coach Joe Sinness couldn't have been pleased about, considering his squad had barely evaded being shut out in the Thursday night home game Busy week for Lady Streaks See SEBRING, page 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Z ac Morris signed a scholarship to Florida Tech in Melbourne Tuesday, as he will be part of the inagural season for the new Panther program. With Morris on his big day were, back row, left to right: Sebring Principal Toni Stivender, Blue Streak Head Football Coach LaVaar Scott and Sebring Athletic Director Terry Quarles. Front row: mother Betty Morris, Z ac, father David Morris and brother Sidney Hawes. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comIf recent weeks had seen a plethora of nail-biting, hairgraying one run games, a more recent development sure hasn't eased the nerves for the South Florida baseball Panthers. Citing that his team had left a "small village" of runners on base of late, Saturday's loss to visiting State College of Florida saw a population explosion in that village. And while they were able to bring a few more home Monday, the team still left 10 on, six in scoring position, in an 8-6 loss to the Manatees. "At the end of the day they showed why they are the better team," head coach Rick Hitt said. "They hit three balls out of the ball park that accounted for five runs and they made the key plays. "We did a better job and I thought our hitters worked hard to make some things happen, we are just one bat short it seems, day-to-day." But if you thought leaving 10 on in what turned out to be a two-run game was something, Saturday added to that frustration in a 4-1 loss to State. After an ugly first couple of innings saw Andres "Pops" Lopez have one of his rare bad starts and give t he Manatees a 4-0 lead, thin gs got back on track. Corey Topa came on in relief with one out in t he third and would go the rest of the way, quelling any and a ll scoring threats for the rest of the game. "The bullpen was ou tstanding," Hitt said. "(Top a) came in and kept us there a ll day, but we just couldn't g et the job done offensively." The team was certain ly getting people on with reg ularity, loading the bases in three of the first four innin gs and getting two on in t he other. And yet, with all that tra ffic out there, none was co nverted into a score leavin g 14 runners on in four innin gs and still looking up at a 4 -0 deficit. South Florida finally bro ke into the scoring column in the seventh, as Kyle Newto n ripped a one-out doub le down the left-field line an d was brought home one o ut later on a Brad Harrison si ngle. Logan Hunter follow ed with a double to the left-fie ld fence to put runners on se cond and third, but again, a big hit wouldn't come. "We're just not getting t he A Panther plight See SFCC, page 4B By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Even in the game of football, you don't need to be the biggest, the fastest or the strongest to succeed. But if you aren't, you need that other secret ingredient heart. The fact that Blue Streak linebacker Zac Morris signed a scholarship to play at Florida Tech on Tuesday is proof of that. "For three years he's been the hardest worker we've had in the weight room," newly named Sebring head coach LaVaar Scott who has been Morris'defensive coach the past three years. "He shows that hard work, mental toughness and playing with heart is all that matters." Morris had taken a look at a few other schools, namely Graceland in Iowa and Lambuth in Tennessee, but it was Florida where he would decide to stay. "The opportunity for the education was a big thing ," he said. "I want to go into t he sports management progra m there. Staying close to fami ly was another thing th at helped." Though his dad, Davi d, enjoyed the process. "It was neat visiting t he other schools," he said. It gave me a chance to see som e parts of the country I mig ht not have gotten to see." But he was grateful whe re Zac decided to play. "I just enjoy watching hi m play," he said. "So it's ni ce that he'll be there and I c an get up to more than a fe w games." And his hard-workin g ways may well get him a chance, though Scott, wh o played collegiately at t he University of Miami, know s it will take a little more. "He'll have to push ev en further," Scott said. "At th at next level, it's about goin g beyond what the coach es Zac Morris heading up to Melbourne See MORRIS, page 4B As I See It Rodney BarretoFWC Chairman Florida attracts people w ho enjoy the outdoors: a nglers trying to lure the big o ne, birdwatchers waiting in s ilence, kids trying to catch a glimpse of everything from m anatees and alligators to M ickey Mouse, retirees who s aved a lifetime to come d own, and people from all w alks of life wanting to e njoy our warm rays and v ast outdoor recreational o pportunities. Our state is known for h osting millions of visitors e ach year some 41 million, t o be exact. We are lucky to live in a s tate that affords us the o pportunity to enjoy the outd oors most months of the Florida's outdoors has positive impact See FLORIDA, page 4B

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Dunning TributeAVON PARK On Monday, April 25, South Florida Community College will honor the memory of the first coach in school history, Coach Dunning Terrell. Coach Terrell coached basketball and baseball at what was then SFJC from 19661974, and continued to teach physical education until he retired in 1986. Coach Terrell started the men's basketball and baseball programs in 1966 even before SFJC had a gym on campus. Several of Coach Terrell's former players still live in the Heartland area. SFCC Athletics will pay tribute to the family of Coach Terrell by recognizing his daughter Judy and their family at a short mound ceremony prior to the game against State College of Florida. State College of Florida head baseball coach Tim Hill will be in attendance as well, a former colleague of coach Terrell from his days at SFJC. SFCC would like to invite all former players of Coach Terrell, colleagues, as well as family and friends to come out this night to be a part of this tribute. Game time is 6 p.m. and the ceremony will start at 5:45.SYFS BBQ and registrationSEBRING Sebring Youth Fastpitch Softball is hosting our 2nd Annual BBQ Fundraiser and Tournament on Saturday, April 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The BBQ Lunch is $7 and will include a Pulled Pork Sandwich, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Cookies and a glass of tea. Pick up your meal to go or stay and watch our girls play while you eat. For further information, please email dmcmanus64@embarqmail.com or call (863) 546-0201. Sebring Youth Fastpitch Softball is also conducting registrations for girls ages 10 to 15 now through April 1. Registration is $65 for the first child / $45 for any siblings. For further information, please visit us on Facebook, check out our website at www.eteamz.com/sebringyouthfastpitchsoftball email us at dmcmanus64@embarqmail.com or call (863) 546-0201."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 at 385-4736. Business entry of two-persons plus a hole sign for a total of $200 is available for the first time this year. All Rotary club members are urged to support participate in the event that benefits local Rotary charity projects. Business hole signs for $100 are also available by contacting Chet via email or phone. YMCA Sign-UpsSEBRING The Highlands County YMCAand Eagles Football is doing sign-ups for Youth Flag Football ages 5 14. Healthy Kids Day is Saturday, April 1 6 from 9am to 1pm. Lifeguard Certification Class sign-up s are taking place now for an April 25-30 class.APProject GraduationAVONPARK The APHSProject Graduation 2011 Benefit Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, May 21 at 8:30 a.m. at River Greens Golf Course. The flighted, four-person scramble costs $60 per person and includes green s fee, cart, lunch and prizes. In addition to the action, there will be mulligans, a 50/50 and raffles for purchase the day of the tournament. The grand prize raffle is for a round o f golf for two at Doral Golf Resort and Spa. Tee sign sponsorships are going for $50, for a sign and player, it is $100. For more information, contact Suzie Gentry at 446-7368.SFCC Summer Youth CampsAVONPARK South Florida Panthe r Baseball will be holding Summer Youth Camps from June 13-16 and June 20-23 for children aged 6-13. Each camp runs from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and costs $80 per camp or $150 fo r both. Registration and sign-in begin at 8 a.m. with the camp to follow, including baseball fundamentals, position instruction, station rotation, games, swimming pool time and a camp T-shirt. SFCC head coach Rick Hitt will serv e as camp director with Panther assistant coach Andy Polk and members of the Panther baseball team will be on hand a s instructors. Campers should bring their individua l baseball attire as well as a bathing suit and towel. The camps will be held at the SFCC Panther field at the Highlands County campus in Avon Park. For more information, call Coach Hit t at the following campus phone numbers at extension 7036: Avon Park/Sebring, 453-6661; Lake Placid, 465-5300; Arcadia, 494-7500; Wauchula, 773-2252.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 tw o green signs; Gold Sponsor $300 includ es one team of four golfers, one green sign; Silver Sponsor $150 includes one green sign, one tee sign; Bronze Sponsor $10 0 includes one green sign. Individual player $60 includes gree n 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 EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB y-Boston5526.679 x-New York4238.5251212x-Philadelphia4140.50614 New Jersey2457.29631 Toronto2259.27233 Southeast Division WLPctGB y-Miami5724.704 x-Orlando5130.6306 x-Atlanta4437.54313 Charlotte3348.40724 Washington2358.28434 Central Division WLPctGB z-Chicago6020.750 x-Indiana3744.4572312Milwaukee3447.4202612Detroit2952.3583112Cleveland1863.2224212WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB z-San Antonio6119.763 x-Dallas5625.691512x-Memphis4634.57515 x-New Orleans4635.5681512Houston4239.5191912Northwest Division WLPctGB y-Oklahoma City5526.679 x-Denver5031.6175 x-Portland4733.588712Utah3843.46917 Minnesota1764.21038 Pacific Division WLPctGB y-L.A. Lakers5525.688 Phoenix3942.4811612Golden State3546.4322012L.A. Clippers3150.3832412Sacramento2457.2963112x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ___ Monday's Games Miami 98, Atlanta 90 Charlotte 105, New Jersey 103 Orlando 95, Philadelphia 85 Washington 95, Boston 94, OT Cleveland 110, Detroit 101 Milwaukee 93, Toronto 86 Utah 90, New Orleans 78 Dallas 98, Houston 91, OT Denver 134, Golden State 111 Phoenix 135, Minnesota 127, OT Oklahoma City 120, Sacramento 112 Tuesday's Games Chicago at New York, late Memphis at Portland, late San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, late Wednesday's Games Denver at Utah, 8 p.m. New Jersey at Chicago, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Dallas, 8 p.m. Houston at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. New York at Boston, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Charlotte, 8 p.m. Washington at Cleveland, 8 p.m. Indiana at Orlando, 8 p.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Miami at Toronto, 8 p.m. Portland at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. San Antonio at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA y-Philadelphia472312106259223 x-Pittsburgh49258106238199 x-N.Y. Rangers4433593233198 New Jersey3839581174209 N.Y. Islanders30391373229264 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA y-Boston462511103246195 x-Montreal4430896216209 x-Buffalo43291096245229 Toronto37341185218251 Ottawa32401074192250 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA z-Washington482311107224197 x-Tampa Bay462511103247240 Carolina40311191236239 Atlanta34361280223269 Florida30401272195229WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA y-Detroit472510104261241 x-Nashville44271199219194 x-Chicago4429997258225 St. Louis38331187240234 Columbus34351381215258 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA z-Vancouver54199117262185 Calgary41291294250237 Minnesota3935886206233 Colorado3044868227288 Edmonton25451262193269 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA y-San Jose48259105248213 x-Anaheim4730599239235 x-Phoenix43261399231226 x-Los Angeles4630698219198 Dallas42291195227233 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot z-clinched conference ___ Sunday's Games Detroit 4, Chicago 3 New Jersey 3, Boston 2 Pittsburgh 5, Atlanta 2 Colorado 4, Edmonton 3, OT Minnesota 5, Dallas 3 NHL Playoffs FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary)EASTERN CONFERENCEWashington vs. New York Rangers Wednesday: N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15: N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17: Washington at N.Y. Rangers, 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 20: Washington at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, April 23: N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 3 p.m. x-Monday, April 25: Washington at N.Y. Rangers, TBD x-Wednesday, April 27: N.Y. Rangers at Washington, TBD Philadelphia vs. Buffalo Thursday, April 14: Buffalo at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16: Buffalo at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Monday, April 18: Philadelphia at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20: Philadelphia at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. x-Friday, April 22: Buffalo at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. x-Sunday, April 24: Philadelphia at Buffalo, 3 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 26: Buffalo at Philadelphia, TBD Boston vs. Montreal Thursday, April 14: Montreal at Boston, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16: Montreal at Boston, 7 p.m. Monday, April 18: Boston at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21: Boston at Montreal, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, April 23: Montreal at Boston, 7 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 26: Boston at Montreal, TBD x-Wednesday, April 27: Montreal at Boston TBD Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay Wednesday: Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Friday, April 15: Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Monday, April 18: Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20: Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, April 23: Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, TBD x-Monday, April 25: Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, TBD x-Wednesday, April 27: Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, TBDWESTERN CONFERENCEVancouver vs. Chicago Wednesday: Chicago at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Friday, April 15: Chicago at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Sunday, April 17: Vancouver at Chicago, 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 19: Vancouver at Chicago, 8 p.m. x-Thursday, April 21: Chicago at Vancouver, 10 p.m. x-Sunday, April 24: Vancouver at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 26: Chicago at Vancouver, TBD San Jose vs. Los Angeles Thursday, April 14: Los Angeles at San Jose, 10 p.m. Saturday, April 16: Los Angeles at San Jose, 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 19: San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21: San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. x-Saturday, April 23: Los Angeles at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. x-Monday, April 25: San Jose at Los Angeles, TBD x-Wednesday, April 27: Los Angeles at San Jose, TBD Detroit vs. Phoenix Wednesday: Phoenix at Detroit, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16: Phoenix at Detroit, 1 p.m. Monday, April 18: Detroit at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20: Detroit at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m. x-Friday, April 22: Phoenix at Detroit, 7 p.m. x-Sunday, April 24: Detroit at Phoenix, TBD x-Wednesday, April 27: Phoenix at Detroit, TBD Anaheim vs. Nashville Wednesday: Nashville at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m. Friday, April 15: Nashville at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17: Anaheim at Nashville, 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 20: Anaheim at Nashville, 8:30 p.m. x-Friday, April 22: Nashville at Anaheim, 10 p.m. x-Sunday, April 24: Anaheim at Nashville, TBD x-Tuesday, April 26: Nashville at Anaheim, TBDAMERICAN LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Baltimore63.667 New York54.5561 Toronto55.500112Boston28.200412Tampa Bay28.200412Central Division WLPctGB Cleveland82.800 Kansas City63.667112Chicago64.6002 Minnesota36.333412Detroit37.3005 West Division WLPctGB Texas91.900 Los Angeles55.5004 Oakland55.5004 Seattle37.3006 ___ Sunday's Games Kansas City 9, Detroit 5 Texas 3, Baltimore 0 Oakland 5, Minnesota 3 Chicago White Sox 6, Tampa Bay 1 L.A. Angels 3, Toronto 1 Cleveland 6, Seattle 4 Boston 4, N.Y. Yankees 0 Monday's Games Texas 2, Detroit 0 Tampa Bay 16, Boston 5 Oakland 2, Chi White Sox 1, 10 innings Cleveland 4, L.A. Angels 0 Seattle 8, Toronto 7 Tuesday's Games Texas at Detroit, late Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, late Tampa Bay at Boston, late Kansas City at Minnesota, late Oakland at Chicago White Sox, late Cleveland at L.A. Angels, late Toronto at Seattle, late Wednesday's Games Texas (Bush 0-0) at Detroit (Scherzer 20), 1:05 p.m. Kansas City (Davies 0-1) at Minnesota (Liriano 0-2), 1:10 p.m. Oakland (Anderson 0-1) at Chicago White Sox (Danks 0-1), 2:10 p.m. Toronto (Drabek 1-0) at Seattle (Vargas 0-1), 3:40 p.m. Baltimore (Bergesen 0-1) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 0-1), 7:05 p.m. Cleveland (C.Carrasco 1-1) at L.A. Angels (E.Santana 0-1), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Shields 0-1) at Boston (Lackey 1-1), 7:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Philadelphia72.778 Florida54.5562 Washington45.4443 Atlanta46.400312New York46.400312Central Division WLPctGB Cincinnati73.700 Chicago55.5002 Milwaukee55.5002 Pittsburgh55.5002 St. Louis46.4003 Houston28.2005 West Division WLPctGB Colorado72.778 Los Angeles64.600112Arizona45.4443 San Diego45.4443 San Francisco46.400312___ Sunday's Games Washington 7, N.Y. Mets 3, 11 innings Colorado 6, Pittsburgh 5 Philadelphia 3, Atlanta 0 Houston 7, Florida 1 Milwaukee 6, Chicago Cubs 5 San Diego 7, L.A. Dodgers 2 St. Louis 6, San Francisco 1 Arizona 10, Cincinnati 8 Monday's Games Colorado 7, N.Y. Mets 6 Chicago Cubs 5, Houston 4 St. Louis 8, Arizona 2 Cincinnati 3, San Diego 2 L.A. Dodgers 6, San Francisco 1 Tuesday's Games Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, late Philadelphia at Washington, late Colorado at N.Y. Mets, late Florida at Atlanta, late Chicago Cubs at Houston, late St. Louis at Arizona, late Cincinnati at San Diego, late L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, late Wednesday's Games Cincinnati (T.Wood 1-1) at San Diego (Stauffer 0-1), 6:35 p.m. Milwaukee (Wolf 0-2) at Pittsburgh (Maholm 0-1), 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Halladay 1-0) at Washington (Lannan 1-0), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (De La Rosa 1-0) at N.Y. Mets (Dickey 1-1), 7:10 p.m. Florida (Jo.Johnson 1-0) at Atlanta (T.Hudson 2-0), 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Zambrano 1-0) at Houston (W.Rodriguez 0-1), 8:05 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 0-1) at Arizona (I.Kennedy 1-0), 9:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 0-1) at San Francisco (J.Sanchez 0-1), 10:15 p.m. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid THURSDAY: Baseball at Mulberry,7 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball vs.Frostproof,7 p.m.; Softball at Moore Haven,5/7 p.m.; Track and Field at Districts,Poincianna,TBA MONDAY,April 18: Softball at District Tournament,Frostproof,TBA Sebring THURSDAY: Baseball at Lake Wales,7 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball at Haines City,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Frostproof,6:30 p.m. MONDAY,April 18: Softball at District Tournament,Lake Wales,TBA TUESDAY,April 19: Baseball at Lake Placid,7 p.m.; Softball at District Tournament, Lake Wales,TBA SFCC TODAY: Baseball vs.State College of Florida,6 p.m. THURSDAY: Softball vs.Polk State College,5 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball vs.Polk State College,6 p.m. SATURDAY: Baseball at Polk State College,1 p.m. Avon Park THURSDAY: Baseball at Frostproof,7 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball at Tenoroc,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Hardee,5:30/7:30 p.m. MONDAY,April 18: Baseball vs.Santa Fe Catholic,7 p.m.; Softball at District Tournament,Frostproof,TBA M M A A J J O O R R L L E E A A G G U U E E B B A A S S E E B B A A L L L L W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Philadelphia at Washington . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 7 7 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 8 8 p p . m m . Chicago Cubs at Houston . . . .. . . . . . . . . W W G G N NT TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Minnesota at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NM M A A J J O O R R L L E E A A G G U U E E S S O O C C C C E E R R T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 1 1 1 1 p p . m m . Chicago at Portland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2Times, games, channels all subject to change G G O O L L F F T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 9 9 a a . m m . EuroPGA Malaysian Open . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . PGA Valero Texas Open . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . PGA Fresh Express Classic . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FN N B B A A W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Atlanta at Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Memphis at L.A. Clippers . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N LIVESPORTSONTV NBA NHL Major League Baseball Page 2BNews-Sun Wednesday, April 13, 2011www.newssun.co m

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 13, 2011Page 3B If you have a question or comment, write: NASCAR This Week, c/o The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, NC 28053 or send an e-mail to mdutton@gastongazette.com One consequence of the new points system is a wild week-toweek change in the standings. This, of course, will subside as the season runs its course, but the erratic nature of the standings will increase again when the Chase begins. Entering the Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas, Brad Keselowski had led a total of 59 laps in 59 Sprint Cup races. He greatly increased that ratio by leading 32 at TMS. Already this season, points leader Carl Edwards has a first, two seconds and (at Texas) a third. The latest Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway was hardly a classic, but the one before, in November 2010, was probably the tracks most eventful. Edwards Nationwide win marked the “rst trip to victory lane by a Mustang in the series. Over two seasons, Jimmie Johnson hasnt won any of the past 15 races, which would not be considered much of a concern by any other driver. Paul Menard “ nished “ fth for the second time this season and has three “nishes in the top 10. The new ride at Richard Childress Racing seems to have made all the difference for Menard, who is a surprising 11th in points. Denny Hamlin, who nearly won the championship last year, languished 20th in points after yet another subpar showing at a track where he prospered in 2010. Somehow Tony Stewart moved into the top 10 in points in spite of a 12th-place Texas “ nish that could have „ and should have „ been much better. After the “rst two races, Bobby Labonte stood seventh in points. He is now 23rd. Whos hot: Matt Kenseths Texas victory enabled him to improve from ninth to third in the Sprint Cup points. ... Third place lifted Carl Edwards to the top spot, nine ahead of Kyle Busch. Whos not: Mark Martin crashed at Texas and fell from 10th to 15th in points. ... The good news for Jeff Burton was moving up three spots; the bad news was that he remained 25th. Kenseth V E R S U SThe Samsung Mobile 500s final caution flag waved as a result of the crash on lap 215 that relegated Truex to 35th place. Martin Truex Jr. pointed a finger at Brad Keselowski, who escaped the melee that also sidelined Mark Martin and Regan Smith. We were going to battle to a decent finish tonight,Ž said Truex. We sure didnt need to be wrecked. ƒ The 2 (Keselowski) checked up in front of me, I checked up and got hit from behind.Ž NASCAR This Weeks Monte Dutton gives his take: Its not surprising that it happened. Its surprising it doesnt happen more.ŽTRUEX JR. VS. KESELOWSKIBy Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekFORT WORTH, Texas „ Some think Dodges Sprint Cup program pales in comparison with others. It cant be proven by Kurt Busch. The 2004 Sprint (though then Nextel) Cup champion is fifth in the current standings. The only other regularly competing Dodge drivers are Kurts teammate, Brad Keselowski, and Robby Gordon. They are 22nd and 31st, respectively. What NASCAR always strives for is the parity amongst manufacturers, the teams, of course,Ž said Kurt Busch. It could be just random circumstances that we have the situation we have with points right now. For us being the only Dodge, we have to go out and carry that banner the best we can, make sure theyre being held up to the standard that they need to be, and [are] comparable with the rest of the group.Ž The bottom line „ Tony Stewart said he knows that Kimi Raikkonen is an exceptional talent. But ƒ this is different. Im not interested in having Kimi (Raikkonen) right now,Ž said Stewart. Theres no doubt that he can drive a race car and has a lot of talent, but hes got to drive a stock car quite a while before were going to look at somebody like him to jump in a car.Ž Forecast the same „ Stewart and Kurt Busch were among many drivers who see no reason for the April 17 race at Talladega to be much different than the Daytona 500. I think it will be identical to Daytona, actually,Ž said Stewart, maybe even more guys being wider. Its a wider track so, instead of just three wide, you might be able to get guys four wide, even there, pretty comfortable.Ž Were going to see that same style draft,Ž said Busch. The two-car draft is just so potent. I mean, any time you can tell a race-car driver he can go four seconds faster a lap and give him the recipe on how to do it, hes going to go and put it into play, [and] thats that two-car draft.Ž Not much „ Mark Martin has been around much longer than most of his peers. As such, he knows more about race cars from a mechanical perspective. Does that make a difference? It matters a whole lot less now,Ž he said. Question without answer „ A comely speedway employee interviewed fans before the race, with snappy responses shown on the tracks network of video boards. Sample question: Would you rather eat a fried cockroach or pick Dale Earnhardt Jr.s nose?Ž itthththit Kurt hoists the Dodge ”ag ... almost alone By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekFORT WORTH, Texas „ When the Sprint Cup Series moves from one track to another „ oh, say, Martinsville to Fort Worth to Talladega „ a lot changes and a lot doesnt. Or said Mark Martin, who has seen them all innumerable times. Texas has its own personality,Ž said Mark Martin entering the Samsung Mobile 500. Its fast, and its flat for as fast as it is. It doesnt have a lot of banking in relation to the speed that youre able to make around it. Its amazing. Its a great place to race, the location as well as the facility. They put a lot of money into this place, and I think it represents our sport well.Ž But its just another track, which, in that rather general sense, makes it like ƒ Martinsville, where Martin, 52, finished 10th on April 3. Its the same as Martinsville,Ž he said. Youre almost a wreck at Martinsville, and youre almost a wreck here. If youre not almost a wreck, then youre not driving fast enough. The miles an hour [arent] what scare you. Its the loss of control.Ž Martin knows what its like to finish first, second, third, fourth and fifth at Texas Motor Speedway ƒ and at most every other track. Hes taken his lumps, too, which proved to be the case in the Samsung Mobile 500, where Martin found his No. 5 Chevy collected in a crash. He wound up 36th. In the seasons first six races, Martin finished no better than 10th (twice) and no worse than 20th. That consistency was good enough to rank him 10th in the points standings ƒ until the Texas catastrophe dropped him to 15th. Martin said the difference between first and 20th isnt as great as it seems. Theres a little bit in speed and a little bit in track position, but the cars are relatively close nowadays,Ž he said. You squeeze every ounce of time out of every single component in the whole sport. You cant leave anything alone. Youve got to squeeze every bit of it from pit-road speed to pit stops to restarts to handling and everything.Ž As such, Martin believes victory, not to mention the finishes better than 10th, will come in its own sweet time.Martins Been There BeforeVeteran driver using what he knows about the tracksJohn Clark/NASCAR This WeekMark Martins been around the track a few times, and his take on each track comes from a seasoned career of races on the Cup ci rcuit. MARK MARTIN SPRINT CUP SERIESNo. 5 GODADDY.COM CHEVROLETLee Petty In FocusThe Speed cable/satellite channel debuts its profile of Lee Petty, one of this years NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees, on April 15. Describing the type of grandfather Lee Petty was is tough because racing was all he cared about,Ž said Kyle Petty. If you didnt race, that was OK, but get out of the way because he was going to the race. He was a typical grandfather. I had two grandfathers and they were pretty much the same. They were from that generation „ from the Depression „ and I dont think they ever told anyone they loved them. I dont think they ever hugged another guy in their life. ƒ They were just tough guys who knew what the value of a dollar was and knew that providing for their families was the most important thing. From that perspective, he was a really good grandfather because he worried about the family more than anything else.Ž Truex Jr. Keselowski Cutting BackThis Week welcomes letters to the editor, but please be aware that we have room for only a few each week. Well do our best to select the best, but individual replies are impossible due to the bulk of mail received. Please do not send stamped and self-addressed envelopes with your letters, which should be addressed to: NASCAR This Week, The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, N.C. 28053. Dear NASCAR This Week, ƒ I, for one, can tell you that instead of forking out $125 per ticket and another $160 for a camping spot with no hookups, I, and my RV, were camped in a Virginia State Park at $25 per night with water and electric hookups watching the races (at Bristol Motor Speedway) via DirecTV. Much cheaper, much more relaxed, and I didnt have some idiot behind me spilling beer all over me. Gone are the years that we planned our vacation around Bristol race week. I have four more vacation days to plan elsewhere, and I get to keep the $500-$700 that we spent each year at Bristol. The only race we will attend this year is the [Sprint] All Star Race, and thats only because my boss gave me tickets for Christmas. The All-Star Race was another race we attended for 14 years straight, and now Im only going because the tickets were given to me. Thats my two cents of where my RV is these days, and apparently a lot of others have theirs elsewhere as well ƒ Christi Metcalf Lynchburg, Va. It is obvious that you are not alone. Burton 16.5/Front2/Backstretch18 Banking in turns 1-433Distance: .................2.66-mile oval Length of frontstretch: ....4,300 ft. Length of backstretch: ....4,000 ft. Miles/Laps: .....500 mi. = 188 laps April 17Oct. 23 PIT ROAD TURN1TURN2TURN3FINI SHS TAR TTURN4TALLADEGA DATA TALLADEGA DATA Race:Aarons 499 Where: Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway (2.66 mi.), 188 laps/500.08 miles. When: Sunday, April 17 Last years winner: Kevin Harvick, Chevy. Qualifying record: Bill Elliott, Ford, 212.809 mph, April 30, 1987. Race record: Mark Martin, Ford, 188.354 mph, May 10, 1997. Last week: Matt Kenseth dominated the Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, easily outdistancing runner-up Clint Bowyer for the 19th victory of his career. Kenseths Ford teammate, Carl Edwards, finished third and assumed the points lead. Race: Aarons 312 Where: Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway (2.66 mi.), 117 laps/311.22 miles. When: Saturday, April 16. Last years winner: Brad Keselowski, Dodge. Qualifying record: Joe Nemechek, Chevy, 193.517 mph, April 24, 1997. Race record: Mark Martin, Ford, 168.937 mph, April 26, 1997. Last week: Carl Edwards victory at Texas Motor Speedway was doubly significant because it was the first series victory for a Mustang. Brad Keselowski took second place in his Dodge Challenger. Race: Bully Hill Vineyards 200 Where: Nashville Superspeedway, Lebanon, Tenn. (1.333 mi.), 150 laps/199.95 miles. When: Friday, April 22. Last years winner: Kyle Busch, Toyota Qualifying record: Erik Darnell, Ford, 162.116 mph, Aug. 12, 2006. Race record: Scott Riggs, Dodge, 132.466 mph, Aug. 10, 2001. Last race: Chevy driver Johnny Sauter passed Kyle Busch, in a Toyota, and went on to win the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway. It marked career victory No. 3 for the Necedah, Wis., driver.SPRINT CUPNATIONWIDE CAMPING WORLD TRUCK All times EasternSprint CupAarons 499, 1 p.m., SundayNationwide SeriesAarons 312, 3 p.m., SaturdayTruck SeriesBully Hill Vineyards 200, 8 p.m., April 22 AlltimesEaster n 2011 STANDINGSSprint Cup Pts.1. Carl Edwards 256 2. Kyle Busch 9 3. Matt Kenseth 13 Jimmie Johnson 13 5. Kurt Busch 16 6. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 21 7. Ryan Newman 23 8. Juan Montoya 24 9. Kevin Harvick 28 10. Tony Stewart 43 11. Paul Menard 47 12. Clint Bowyer 55Nationwide Series1. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 218 2. Jason Leffler 14 3. Justin Allgaier 24 4. Elliott Sadler 30 Reed Sorenson 30 6. Aric Almirola 31 7. Trevor Bayne 37 8. Brian Scott 45 9. Kenny Wallace 54 10. Mike Bliss 68Camping World Truck Series1. Johnny Sauter 150 2. Matt Crafton -5 3. Timothy Peters 7 Cole Whitt 7 5. Ron Hornaday Jr. 9 6. Clay Rogers 19 7. Austin Dillon 20 8. Todd Bodine 28 9. Max Papis 29 10. Miguel Paludo 41 The Right ComboIn the mid-1970s, the combination of driver Buddy Baker and owner Bud Moore formed an unbeatable combination at what was then Alabama International Motor Speedway (now Talladega Superspeedway). When Baker took the checkered flag in three consecutive races, he beat the best. On May 4, 1975, the runner-up was David Pearson. On Aug. 17, 1975, Richard Petty finished second. On May 2, 1976, Baker outdueled Cale Yarborough.

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Page 4BNews-SunWednesday, April 13, 2011www.newssun.com Special to the News-SunSEBRING The H ighlands Youth Football a nd Cheer Organization ( HYF) will be having a Car W ash fundraiser at Advanced A uto Parts at the corner of U S 27 and the Sebring P arkway on Saturday, April 2 3, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. All monies earned or d onated will be used to purc hase equipment and unif orms for the boys and girls. HYF is a new league to S ebring and is looking forw ard to providing a rewarding youth sports program to foster these boys and girls to develop sportsmanship, physical fitness and build their self esteem as well as provide them an opportunity to be part of a team. The team name is the "Highlands Eagles" and team colors are black, yellow and white. Come on down and get registered while your car is being washed. HYF will also be offering registration during our car wash for cheerleaders and football players. Any registered player that needs to turn in registration information or payment can come to the car wash to do so. Several of our coaches and board members will be there to meet or answer any questions you may have. Available for Ages 5 15 years old (8th Grade maximum). Registration fees are $75 each for Football and Cheer or $65 each if you are signing up multiple children, Limited spots are available for Mighty-Mite, Pee Wee and Junior Varsity Divisions Flag and Varsity players are needed. All divisions are open for Cheerleading Please come on down to support your youth football organization. For football, please call Tim Hooks at 414-2873, Cliff Howell at 253-7070 or Becky Grippo at 381-9760 for Cheerleading. Highlands Youth Football Car Wash Special to the News-SunSEBRING Aleague meeting for Highlands County softball teams has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Highlands County Sports Complex off Sheriff's Tower Road. Leagues will begin playing again on Monday, May 9. Open registration for all adult softball players, m en and women, is ongoin g until April 26. The charge is $350 an d a $15 sanction fee. If you are interested in playing organized softba ll, please sign up at t he Highlands County Spor ts Complex. For more informatio n, please contact D an Jamison at the Highlan ds County Sports Compl ex (863) 402-6755. County Softball Meeting This summer the South Florida Community Colle ge volleyball program has more camps to offer than ev er before. Listed below you will see opportunities for sand an d indoor camps. If there is a camp date that you could attend but t he age group is different than yours please call and speci al arrangements could be made. Individual private sessions for indoor and sand a re available year-round. Call/Email to schedule today! June 2011 Sand: 13th-16th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 8:3 010:30 a.m. (Grades 9-12) $60 Indoor: 13th16th (4 days) Monday-Thursda y, 11:30-1:30 p.m. (Grades 5-12) $60 Attend Both Sand and Indoor camps June 13-16t h: $100 July 2011 Sand: 11th -14th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 8:30 10:30 a.m. (Grades 9-12) $60 Indoor: 11th-14th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 11:3 01:30 p.m. (Grades 5-12) $60 Attend Both Sand and Indoor camps July 11-1 4: $100 July 2011 Indoor: 25th-28th (4 days) Monday-Thursday Morning Session (Grades 5-8) 9:30-11:30 a.m. $60 Afternoon Session (Grades 9-12) 2-4:30 p.m. $75 Contact Coach Crawford with any questions at kim.crawford@southflorida.edu, cell: 863-835-2377, or Office: 863-784-7037. Panther Volleyball Camps Special to the News-SunAVON PARK SFCC A thleticswill host a Two D ay Fun Sport Selection c amp on Thursday and F riday, June 9 and 10 for g irls and boys aged 6-16. Each day the camp runs f rom 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with c ampers choosing their own s port, whether it is Beach V olleyball, Basketball, B aseball, Softball or Soccer. During the morning portion each day, campers will stretch, do plyometrics, agility drills, work on strength and flexibility, learn arm and body care and get introduced to the Fitness Center. Lunch is then provided with the campers then delving into the sport they chose and wrapping it up with activities in the SFCC pool. Registration and check-in from 8:15-8:55 a.m., and preregistration is not necessary as walk-ups are accepted. The rate for one day is $50 and $95 for both days. The camp will be aministered by SFCC head and assistant coaches, with help from SFCC student-athletes. For questions or more information, contact Camp Director and SFCC Athletic Director Rick Hitt at 7847036. SFCC Panther Fun Camps a gainst Haines City. Again, the pitching and d efense started strong, holdi ng down a hard-hitting H ornet line-up for three i nnings. But a few well-hit balls w ould soon start finding their w ay into the gaps and the H aines City lead started to b uild. Faced with being on the w rong end of a mercy-rule, t he Lady Streaks at last got o n the board with RBI hits f rom Amanda Grimaldo and L oren Eures to provide for t he final 10-2 margin. The flurry of games, of course, had been brought about by Tuesday's rain-out, which itself was somewhat a blessing considering what the girls had gone through the prior weekend. At the Kissimmee Klassic tournament, a scheduled three-day event that, due to weather, was compressed to two days, with the same slate of games. And it was the last game of the tournament that the Streaks found themselves on the field in the wee hours of Sunday morning, April 3. And here again, that stamina showed as the should-be weary Sebring squad, down 8-2, turned things around with the bats waking up. Nine unanswered runs were scored in the late innings to finish the fourgames-in-24-hours on a high note with an 11-8 win. With the FCATtaking up the early part of this week, the team had some muchdeserved and warrented time off before hosting its'final home game of the season Friday, their Senior Night contest against Frostproof at 7:30 p.m. The team then will look ahead to the district tournament, hosted by Lake Wales, beginning Monday, April 18. They would also like to remind everyone about the competition they are in, the Dress the Champions online uniform contest. With your daily vote on www.allensportswear.com/se bring-girls-softball-wildcard-submission the team could win new home and away uniforms. Dan Hoehne contributed to this story. Continued from 1B right guy, with the right mentality, up at the plate in those situations," Hitt said. "We don't seem to have much trouble getting on base when nobody's there, it's just the key of getting the hit when someone's there." The Panthers would get two more on in the eighth and one more in the ninth, showing that even until the end, they were putting themselves in position, but just not able to convert. "Of our nine conference losses, seven of them are by a total of 10 runs," Hitt said. "So we are very close and just have to get over the hump here before we run out of games. We will get back after it on Wednesday." SFCC continues it's push down the home stretch of the season with a home date tonight with the Manatees, hoping to salvage one game in the series, before hosting Polk State College Friday at 6 p.m. Continued from 1B Sebring works way through wild stretch SFCC laments LOBs expect you to do." Something Morris has always done. Florida Tech approved the move to begin their NAIAfootball program a year ago this month and while a head coach search continues, pieces are in place, including recruiting coordinator Ray Herring II, who recruited and signed Morris. Herring was a safe ty and 2010 graduate of Notre Dame. "That's pretty coo l, considering where he 's from," Morris said. "It's a new program, so I' m excited that I may have an opportunity to play rig ht away. It's just awesome, a dream, to finally be the re and to see that footba ll took me where I wanted ." Continued from 1B Morris recruited by former Irish News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Cody Higgins and the Panther defense has been strong and steady, but it's the bats that have been missing at the opportune times. We don't seem to have much trouble getting on base when nobody's there.'RICKHITT SFCC head coach y ear. Just ask those visiting from t he North where else can y ou experience temperatures i n the 80s in the middle of F ebruary? While it is no secret that F lorida has diverse recreationa l resources, the fiscal impact o f fishing, hunting and w ildlife viewing in Florida c ould surprise you. Fish and wildlife contribute t o Florida's tourism industry. Each year, $20 billion and 2 50,000 jobs come directly f rom fish and wildlife in the s tate, and an additional $18 b illion and another 200,000 j obs are the indirect benefit of b oating in state waters. The Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation C ommission (FWC) oversees t hese waterways and protects f ishing and hunting resources f or this generation and b eyond. Those of us who work for t he FWC are thankful that we g et to enjoy the fruits of our l abor while positively impacti ng others by creating jobs a nd revenue. In fiscal year 2011-12 a lone, the combined revenue f rom recreational fishing l icense sales and federal aid t hrough the Sport Fish R estoration Program is proj ected to be $45,229,260. In today's economy, where F lorida families are doing more w ith less, I am proud that the F WC does its part to contribute t o the state's economy in a w inning way. Wildlife viewing is a significant economic engine in Florida, accounting for $5.6 billion and 51,367 jobs of the $20 billion and 250,000 jobs noted earlier. The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail represents only one aspect of wildlife viewing enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. The FWC partnered with the Wildlife Foundation of Florida and the Florida Department of Transportation to create this network of 500 birding sites and 2,000 miles of self-guided highway trails throughout Florida. During the February FWC Commission meeting in Apalachicola, my fellow commissioners and I experienced first-hand the impact of fishing and its role in the economy of the quaint fishing community. We heard from residents and business owners as we conducted our meetings, toured an oyster-processing company alongside Gov. Rick Scott and enjoyed lunch from the local bounty. The community depends on the marine life in its estuaries and Gulf waters. Apalachicola is a piece of Florida locked away in time, guided by the traditions of years past. It rejuvenates us and reminds us of the importance of what we do at the FWC. We take our responsibilities to heart as we consider those who enjoy what Florida has to offer and those who make a living from its harvest. Continued from 1B Florida is diverse Follow the News-Sun at www.facebook.com/newssun The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 13, 2011Page 5B T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local clubs a nd organizations who meet on a regular basis. It is the respons ibility of the group to update the N ews-Sunon any changes in t his listing by calling 385-6155, e xt. 516; send any changes by e -mail to editor@newssun.comWEDNESDAY Adult Children of Alcoholics a nd Dysfunctional Families. N ew Life Group meets W ednesdays at 11:30 a.m. at G race Bible Church, 4453 T hunderbird Road, Sebring. Call 4 46-0461. For details on the o rganization, go to w ww.adultchildren.org. American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers s erved from 5-7 p.m.Live music i s from 5-8 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs s erved. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. C all 471-1448. AmVets Ladies Auxiliary P ost 21 meets at 11 a.m. the s econd Wednesday at Blue C rab Restaurant, Sebring. All m embers welcome. Avon Park Noon Rotary C lub meets noon, Rotary Club B uilding, on corner of Verona A venue and Pine Street. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Qi-GONG R elaxation classes every W ednesday from 2:45-3 p.m. All c lasses and support groups are a t 4023 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., S ebring. Call 386-5687. Balance Transitions ( Support Group For People S uffering From Mental Illness) m eets every Wednesday at 1 p .m. at 4023 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., S ebring. Call 386-5687. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Family and C aregiver Support Group m eets the second Wednesday o f the month from 10:30 a.m. to n oon at Southern Lifestyle A ssisted Living of Lake Placid, 1 297 U.S. 27 North. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge Club) p lays duplicate games at 12:30 p .m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., S ebring. Call 385-8118. The Bridgettes meet at 1 2:15 p.m. at Sebring R ecreation Center to play b ridge. Call Sandra Yates at 6 55-5815. Christian Fellowship Group m eets 7 p.m. Call 381-9005 or 3 81-9007. Country Swingers has d ances at the Sebring R ecreation Club, 333 P omegranate Ave., Sebring. M embership is required. B eginners dancing from 5:156 :15 p.m. Advanced dancing is f rom 6:30-8:30 p.m. New d ances taught every other w eek. Call 655-2398. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4 240 Aerie meets at 7 p.m. the s econd and fourth Wednesday a t the club, 12921 U.S. 98, S ebring. Call 655-4007. Heartland Herpetological S ociety meets 7 p.m., second W ednesday, Room 315, C racker Trail Elementary S chool, Sebring. Call 385-6826 o r 465-2228 for details.Heartland Horses & H andicapped Inc. is offering p ony rides every Monday and W ednesday from 4:30-6:30 p .m., weather permitting. $5 d onation per child. Call 4520 006 for more information. All p roceeds raised support our free e quine assisted riding program f or adults and children with spec ial needs, which resumes in S eptember. Highlands County Narcotics A nonymous meets at 8 p.m. at t he Lakeside house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave., AvonPark. Call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-8507347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands County Traffic Safety Committee meets 10 a.m., conference room 3, Highlands County Agri-Civic Center, Sebring, second Wednesday. Highlands Senior Center is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their new clubhouse, 3400 Sebring Parkway (the old Lions Club). Two live bands to dance to and great lunches. All area seniors are invited to join the festivities. Call 386-0752. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) meets from 8:3010:30 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts and socializing for members and any interested person. Call 382-2208. Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets every Wednesday at noon at Homer's Restaurant. Call Grace Plants 273-1421. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 is open to members and their guests. Shuffleboard is at 1:30 p.m. Mah-Jong from 1-5 p.m. Lounge opens at 12:30 p.m. Steak night on the second Wednesday. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Garden Club meets at 12:30 p.m. every second Wednesday (from September through May) for socialization and at 1 p.m. for dessert and beverage, followed by a meeting and gardening program at the Lake Placid Woman's Club, 10 N. Main Ave. Call 465-6106. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at night. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday at the lodge for a chapter night and enrollment. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Dinner served every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 7 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Over The Hill Gang meets 10:15 a.m., Jim's Pistolarrow Range for target shooting. Call 655-4505. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 1-3 p.m. second Wednesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Lake Placid (Morning Rotary) meets at 6:44 a.m. at The Heron's Garden, 501 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, just north of the Tower. Visiting Rotarians always welcome. Coffee only is $2; full breakfast is $7. Call 465-4834. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Wednesdays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 Aerie members meet at 7 p.m. second Wednesday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 hosts Wacky Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. serving a varied menu of food for $5 and special drink prices. Lounge open from 3-10 p.m. Open to Elk members and guests. Music provided from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Smoke-free environment. Call 471-3557. Sebring Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Jaycees Clubhouse, State Road 17, Sebring. Sebring Kiwanis meets noon, Homer's Smorgasbord, Sebring. Sebring Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves hamburgers, fries and fish sandwiches from 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. There will be music from 4:307:30 p.m. Call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club has ice cream shuffleboard at 1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966. Suicide and Sudden Death Grief Support group meets every Wednesday, 6 p.m., at Unity Life Enrichment Center, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd, Sebring. Facilitated by licensed therapist. Call 381-4410. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL487 meets at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring. Call 382-7716 or 3149485. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 plays poker at 2 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 food available 5-7 p.m. Entertainment 5-8 p.m. 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Service officer at post 12-3 p.m. Call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 Men's Auxiliary membership meeting is at 7 p.m. second Wednesday at the post, 75 N. Olivia Drive, Avon Park. Young Artists String Orchestra (YASO) rehearses each Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene (512 W. Interlake). We are looking for violin, viola, cello, and string bass players to be a part of this orchestra. Call Diane Osborne, conductor, at 659-4541 or (503) 709-1440.THURSDAY Alzheimer's Association Support Group meets from 1-2 p.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sebring Christian Church on Hammock Road. Call Lisa Rodriguez at 385-3444. American Legion Placid Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Card games played at 1 p.m. Pool tournament is 7 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Customer Appreciation Day. Free food. Happy hour all day. Call 4711448. Avon Park Founders Garden Club meets the second Thursday of the month from September through May. Meetings are held at members' homes. Phone 452-1927 for more information. Avon Park Moose Lodge 2494 plays euchre at 7 p.m. at the lodge on Walnut Street. Bravehearts an Ala-Non support group, meets from 1-2 p.m. at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church. Call 6553274. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club) plays novice duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, November through May. Call 385-8118. Central Avon Park Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Recreation Center, North Verona Avenue. Disabled American Veterans Ridge Chapter 49 meets 7 p.m., American Legion Building, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring, second Thursday. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4240 Aerie Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers beginning dance lessons for new and returning dancers from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, and classes for last year's dancers from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections On Silver Lake in Avon Park. Calll Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net. Heartland African Violet Society meets at 2:30 p.m. every second Thursday at Founders Hall Activities Room at Highlands Ridge, 3003 E. Fairway Vista Drive. Visitors are welcome. Call Shirley at 3855765 for details.Heartland Amputee Group meets at noon every second Thursday (October through April) at Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization, 112 Medical Center Ave., Sebring, for a brown-bag lunch. Beverages provided. It is open to all levels of amputees, both recent and experienced, their family members and friends. Call 385-1196 or e-mail to hal loinc@embarqmail.com.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark.Call Mary McClelland, 452-0006. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church on Lakeview Drive in Sebring. Call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-8507347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands Federated Republican Women meet second Thursday at Inn on the Lakes, Golfview Drive, Sebring. Social hour and Dutch treat dinner is at 5 p.m. Meeting begins at 6 p.m. All Republicans are invited. For further information, call 453-6783. Highlands Lake Volunteer Fire and Rescue meets 7 p.m., at fire department, 2840 Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, second and fourth Thursday. Highlands County Corvette Club meets 7:30 p.m. on second Thursday, Sebring Elks Lodge, corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Lakeview Drive. For more details, call 471-9829. Highlands County 9-12 Project meets from 5-7 p.m. on the second Thursdays of each month at Beef O'Brady's. Highlands Little Theatre Youth Showstoppers meet at 6 p.m. every second Thursday of the month. Learn what to do back stage as well as on stage. All youth between 6 and 18 are invited to attend. Call 385-2175. Highlands Shrine Club, 2604 State Road 17 South, at 68 p.m. has country and bluegrass music played by Country Grass. Donation $3 for single, and $5 for couple. Refreshments available. Everyone welcome. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. every Thursday at the Avon Park Library, 100 N. Museum Ave. Call 382-0312. Lake Placid Chapter 260 Order of The Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday at the Masonic Lodge on Main Street in Lake Placid. No meetings from July through September. Call 4654345. Lake Placid China Painters Club meets 10 a.m. on second Thursday at 10 North Main Ave., Lake Placid from September through May. For more details, call 465-2256. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. Card games and bingo are at 6 p.m. with burgers, sandwiches and desserts served. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves burgers, jumbo hot dogs and fries at 6 p.m. Music provided from 5:30-9 p.m. Darts at 7:30 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club meets at noon at Peppercorn's, 525 W. Interlake Blvd. For more information, including how to order lunch in advance, call Forrest Steele at 465-0113. Lake Placid Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lorida Teens (TLT) a newly formed part of the Greater Lorida Community Club, meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays to play softball, volleyball and a variety of other sports. Teens are encouraged to come to the community center. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Tacos and wings served every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cards at 6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Marine Corps League Cracker Trail Detachment 1004 meets 7 p.m., second Thursday, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call John Kelley at 386-0524. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets from 9-11 a.m. second and fourth Thursday from May-September at Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road (second church on left). Call Heidi Katsanis at 441-3879. Web site is at www.mops.org. Narcotics Anonymous Take It Easy Group meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4-5 p.m. every Thursday at Ridge Area Arc Cafeteria, 120 W. College Drive. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. Call 414-3172. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Wauchula Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 205 S. 11th Ave., Wauchula. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. Call (863) 7735714. Peace of Highlands County meets at 2 p.m. second Thursday at Sebring Church of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St., Sebring. Anon-profit, interdenominational organization that sponsors programs promoting peace. Call Paul K. Ferrell at 214-5522. Pine Ridge Promenaders will be dancing from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Sunshine RV Park recreation hall located 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27 on State Road 70. Call Dan or Nell Sherman at 465-2481 or 2439676. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888. Ridge Area Writers meet at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Thursday in the conference room at the Sebring Public Library. All writers are welcome Call Ray Fisch, 402-2296. Sebring Breakfast Lions Club meets 7 a.m. at Dot's Restaurant in Sebring Square. Sebring Country Estates Civic Association hosts Ladie s Cards at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday. Business meeting every second Thursday at 7 p.m. Carry-in dinner every four th Thursday at 6 p.m. Membershi p is $10 per person. Located at 3240 Grand Prix Drive. For all residents of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Height s subdivision. Public rentals avai lable for special events. Call 385-9109. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves hamburgers and french fries from 5-7 p.m. Music is fro m 6-9 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Lodge 249 F&AM hold their meetings, starting wi th a meal at 6:15 p.m. and the meeting following at 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of the month. All Master Masons in good standing are welcome to attend. Visiting Brothers from outside the immediate area are especially welcomed. The lodge is located at 1809 Home Ave. (co rner of Sebring Parkway and Home Ave.) Calll Mike Byers, Secretary, at 453-0594 or Don Cains at 471-2078. You may also visit our web site at http://www.sebringlodge249fan dam.us. Sebring Moose Lodge 225 9 has an officers meeting at 7 p.m. and general meeting at 8 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. t o closing. Call 655-3920. Sebring Rhythm Cloggers dance at 6:30 p.m. at Highland s Hammock State Park Recreation Room in Sebring. Call 382-3735 or 382-6973. Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Sebring Elks Club, corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Southeast Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Sweet Adeline's Show Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the AvonPark Rotary Club, 20 S. Verona Ave Call Jeanne Parzygnat at 6990743; Bette Killeen at 446-310 6 or Anita Helbig at 452-1927. Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at Venus United Methodist Church, 962 County Road 731, Venus. Weigh in is from 5-5:30 p.m. Meeting is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 4659165 for details. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. House Committee meeting at 10 a.m. For more details, call 699-5444 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves hamburgers from 12-1:30 and plays bingo a t 1:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For more details call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 bar bingo is at 1 p.m every Thursday. Volunteers of America of Florida is a nonprofit organization in Sebring that specializes in assisting person's with ment al illness. We are pleased to announce our Drop in Center is open to individuals with a ment al illness 6 days a week from 11am to 3 pm. The center offers a welcoming environmen t where individuals are accepted and feel comfortable. Contact Wendy at 863-382-2022. COMMUNITYCALENDAR

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SEBRING The T anglewood Actors Guild c ompleted auditions for next s eason's plays this week. We w ill have many veterans of o ur stage returning and are t hrilled to welcome several n ewcomers. The audiences a re sure to love our 20112 012 line up. "Those Little Ladies in the H ouse on the Corner," the h eart warming story of three e lderly sisters who need s omeone to keep an eye on t hem, will be performed Dec. 7 8, 9. The cast includes L arry Conrad, Dollie M aleszyk, Marie Overtoom, P hil Pluta, Bill Rulli, Joan R ulli, Chris Schmidt, Brian S hennan and Nancy Waitkus. The hit musical Godspell", based on the G ospel according to St. M atthew, features older, h omeless people from "Skid R ow America" who follow J esus. "Godspell" will be on s tage next March 7, 8, 9 feat uring Carol Amrein, Erma A nderson, Ann Marie C ard,Vince Falvo, Luz F ernandez, Dianne Lane, B rian Leavy, Darwin L iverance, (Dollie M aleszyk), Dick Miller, S andy Radawiec, Suzanne S chilffarth, (Chris Schmidt), B arb Snyder, Tom Stadler, M arian Stobaugh, Rody Toth a nd (Nancy Waitkus). LAKE PLACID March 2 6 was our Spring Fling m usical show. We had 178 r esidents purchase tickets for t he show. It has completely s old out. We had 32 residents p erform in the chorus, some did duets. They sang songs from the '40s on up to the modern tunes. Following the show they served cupcakes and beverages. Many thanks go out to the cast and Ann Rissmiller who coordinated the show, along with Donna Frye who provided the music. March 30 Sherry White along with her committee prepared and served a wonderful chili dinner. The tables were all set and ready for the residents as they entered the clubhouse. The women on the committee served chili to the 136 residents who attended. The meal was delicious and we had plenty of desserts. Sherry thanked everyone for coming and for supporting this dinner, which will help the Relay for Life program in meeting its goal. She also thanked her committee for doing a wonderful job. She will present Paula Bannister, coordinator of the Relay for Life program for Tropical Harbor, with a check once the expenses are deducted. This year our memorial is dedicated to Alice Jacobson, a friend and resident who passed away last fall in her fight to battle cancer. She was an inspiration to all who knew her. April 4 we had our coed coffee. Our emcee was Donna Vanden Bergh who thanked our hosts Bill and Joan Albertin for preparing the coffee and serving doughnuts for their 55 wedding anniversary. George Susco, our park manager, told the residents that are planning to return north to be sure your driveways are cleared from any items that may be lifted and flung in the event of a tropical storm. If you are getting rid of any furniture, call Nu-Hope or Manna Ministries, they will be happy to pick up rather than putting it in the Dumpster. TVs must be taken to Skipper Road to be dispensed. He told the residents that they will be installing fans in the clubhouse along with surveillance cameras. He wished them a safe journey home. Donna then read the names of persons on our Sunshine list. Joan Petty, a former resident, passed away on April 1. We're happy to hear that Shirl Bauman is out of the hospital and is home after being away for two months. Wil Noel is coming home from the hospital some time today. Please keep them all in your thoughts and prayers. Sherry and Fred White introduced their grandchildren, Kate and Christopher Mogle. We also had Lucy Croft from Vermont. Jim Hogan told the group that they served 77 residents the pancake breakfast April 2. They will continue the breakfasts through the summer as long as we can serve at least 50 residents. Peggy Sue Teague told the Red Hatters that they will be going to Jimmy the Greek's on April 14. She has a signup sheet on the board. Doris True told the women that Ladies Day Out will be at the Chateau Elan Hotel on Tuesday, April 19, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The Mustangs will go to the Truck Stop and have an early morning breakfast together beginning at 9 a.m. The Relay for Life was held Saturday and Sunday, April 9-10. The Military Soup and Sandwich was April 10. Sherry White called Paula Bannister up to the front and gave her a check in the amount of $500 from the chili supper to assist in meeting their goal towards the Relay for Life program. Arlene Clouston stood up and told the residents that she has books for sale that she wrote and had published, entitled "Arlene Remembers." Carolyn Reece told the residents that she is having a representative from the Island Princess Cruise Line come to the club house Friday morning to tell them about a cruise for the Panama Canal that will be departing sometime in November. Tuesday, Ladies Coffee, we had 23 ladies present. Marilyn Cromer was an emcee and she and Carolyn Reece made the coffee. No one was present for their birthday; however Marilyn and Ed Cromer celebrated an anniversary on April 10. The Sunshine Report is the same as Monday's with the exception that Toni Price was operated on. Keep her in your thoughts and prayers. Paula Bannister reminded her book club members that she is expecting them at her house on April 14. In closing, Arlene Clouston read a short little essay entitled "You Are Special." SEBRING Unbelievably, it's that time of year when folks are traveling back north and the Town and Country exodus is active each week. Our prayers for safe travel and an enjoyable summer to all. (Yesterday evening there was actually no line at either Walmart or Aldi's as we shopped. One small benefit for us summer folks.). The final Homeowner's Association meeting was April 4 with president Hal Johnson presiding. He informed us of new residents Gene and Connie Lanthrop from Ohio who purchased the Burr property on Woodbine. Also, Gail Frizzen comes to us from Naples and Wisconsin residing in the former McCleery home on Springtime Drive. Joyce and Bill Schwartz have acquired the Schnoor residence on Town and Country. Agenuine welcome to all of the new folks. Vice president Bill Wyse encouraged park residents to support the Federation of Manufactured Homeowners' organization. Cindy Volpe of Francis I MHPwas recently installed as new president of District 6. Bill reported the defeat of a "House" bill, which would have abolished the Division of Condominiums, Time Shares and Mobile Homes that oversees Homeowner Associations and rent controls for parks among other items. Passage would have been devastating to people like us so we thank the many who contacted their local House of Representative Denise Grimsley and her favorable response plus the efforts of the FMO lobbyist. Another year may bring similar proposed cuts so we need to increase FMO membership for a united front and support for our lobbyist. Weekly activities will continue during the summer as supported to include Monday coffee social, water aerobics and shuffleboard. Thank you to social chairperson Wendy Johnson for her leadership through the winter season. The catered pool party was well attended and a fun event. Ladies Luncheon will be held April 13 at Jimmie the Greek's restaurant on Lakeview Drive. Sincere sympathy is extended to Bill and Connie Mullen. Bill's mother, a resident of Michigan, recently passed on. Larry McManus is recuperating at home fro m surgery. We wish you bett er days ahead, Larry. Several folks have h ad northern visitors includin g the McManus's, Haggs an d the Wolmas. We understan d the Dubuques had hou se guests under their porch b ut believe Nancy has been su ccessful in procuring ne w homes for the newbo rn orphaned kittens residin g there. Thank you for a goo d job, Nancy. I and a full house enjoy ed the Highlands Little Theat er production, "The Weddin g Singer," this week. Amusic al comedy exhbiting great ene rgy and talent. I am also pri vileged to attend the Flori da Passion Play, "The Story of Jesus," in Wauchula th is week. This utilizes a live ca st of 200 people and 150 an imals running through Ap ril 23. From past experience an d praise from those wh o already attended this yea r, you will experience a fanta stic performance. Anoth er example of the wonderful ta lents our local folks sha re with us. April birthdays inclu de Ken Taylor, Ana DeLaMat a, Bob George, Syl Kreuse r, Mary Eggers, Mary Lichtl e, Paul Henneberry, Mark Sim s, Kathy Rhea, Wolfgang Top p, Marion Farezoco, Do n Blonde, Allen Barber an d Alan Roberts. Our very be st wishes to all as they celebra te their special day. Page 6BNews-SunWednesday, April 13, 2011www.newssun.com FRIENDS& NEIGHBORS Tanglewood B y Neil Simpson Tropical Harbor Estates B y Barbara Kelleher Town and Country Mobile Home Park By Janet Day Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 13, 2011Page 7B Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID At the A pril 7 meeting of Lake P lacid Noon Rotary, Donald E lliott, president, presented a n $1,800 check to the Lake P lacid Police Department. A ccepting was Phil Williams, c hief of police. Williams spoke to the g roup about the upgrade to L ake Placid's camera system t hat these funds make possib le. This system can act both a s a deterrent and an aid in s olving crimes, as well as m onitoring and documenting t he activities of suspects in t he station.. Lake Placid Noon Rotary raises funds through its annual Wild Game Dinner and other community-based activities to support its local scholarship program and other local projects, as well as for Rotary International's global projects such as ending polio worldwide. The club meets every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Peppercorn's at 525 W. Interlake Blvd. Each meeting features a speaker on a topic of local or regional interest. To inquire about membership, contact Mary Birge at 465-2700. Lake Placid Noon Rotary donates to police department Courtesy photo Donald Elliott, president of the Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club, presents an $1,800 check to Lake Placid Police Department Chief Phil Williams (right). CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS TOPS FL Club 487SEBRING The April 6 meeting after exercises had 11 TOPS and seven KOPS giving the pledges. Best Loser was Judy Phillips and Pat Carfield. Last week's Best Loser lost this week to receive the $1 coupon. March Division winner charms went to: Division 3, Judy Phillips; Division 4, Pat Carfield; Division 5, Fay Tirpak. KOPS Alice Bowen got the $4 check for two months in leeway below goal. Pat Carfield lost for four weeks to win the Mystery Gift of a scent diffuser and $2. Marline Gillard found more wrappers on t he Attendance Box. The 25-cent contest h as 13 winners of 30 cents ea ch and Pat Carfield won $1.8 0 in the 10-cent contest. The ceremony for grad uating KOPS Judy Alger an d Carol DeArmitt was hel d. Each received a bann er with KOPS in gold lette rs and gold star, the KOP S white long-stem rose, the ir diploma and a charm. Ea ch were presented with a pho to album for their graduatio n pictures. For information, ca ll 382-7716 or 314-9485. Snapshots Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun

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Kallie AshbyLisa and Jeff Ashby, of T avernier, announce the birth o f a daughter, Kallie Grace a t 3:31 p.m., on March 21, 2 011, at Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center, S ebring. Kallie weighed 5 pounds, 1 3 ounces and measured 18 i nches in length. Maternal grandparents are F rank and Rindy Moore of L ake Placid. Paternal grandparents are M arcia Barron of Troy, Mo. a nd Dennis Ashby of Festus, M o.Easton DurranceJulie Durrance, of Lake P lacid, announces the birth o f a son, Easton Blaine at 8 :38 a.m., on April 1, 2011, a t Highlands Regional M edical Center, Sebring. Maternal grandparents are G ene and Marsha Durrance. A lina ChowdhuryFarhana Zannat and M ohammed Chowdhury, of C tg. Bangladesh, announce t he birth of a daughter, Alina I slam at 9:16 a.m., on March 2 5, 2011, at Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center, S ebring. Alina weighed 6 pounds, 8 o unces and measured 20.5 i nches in length.Parizse HollisJacklyn Hollis and Robert B ell, of Avon Park, a nnounce the birth of a d aughter, Parizse La'chelle a t 8:54 a.m., on March 28, 2 011, at Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center, S ebring. Parizse weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 17.5 i nches in length. Maternal grandparents are F annie Fair of Avon Park a nd Walter Jackson of Ocala.Fran'Keiria JacksonLa'Sheika Williams and F rank Jackson, of O keechobee, announce the b irth of a daughter, F ran'Keiria Rayshon at 7:52 a .m., on March 27, 2011, at F lorida Hospital Heartland M edical Center, Sebring. Fran'Keiria weighed 7 p ounds, 5 ounces and measu red 19.5 inches in length.Cheyenne JohnsAshton Shoffner and E noch Johns, announce the b irth of a daughter, C heyenne Danielle at 3:52 p .m., on April 7, 2011, at H ighlands Regional Medical C enter, Sebring. Cheyenne weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length.Zachary MartinKimberly Kidwell and William Martin, of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Zachary Jenesto on April 1, 2011, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Zachary weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 19 inches in length.Falyn MasseyAmber Massey, of Avon Park, announces the birth of a daughter, Falyn Rae at 12:02 p.m., on April 2, 2011, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Falyn weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Tomi and Travis Massey.Madison McClellandKayla Tyson and Cody McClelland, of Sebring, announce the birth of a daughter, Madison Jean on March 31, 2011, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Madison weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Gary and Lisa Tyson. Paternal grandparents are Joanie and Jamie McClelland and the late Bonnie Jean Peterson.Maxime MortonArin and Douglas Morton, of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Maxime Douglas at 9:04 a.m., on March 22, 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Maxime weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Lois Brown and Dan Archambeau. Paternal grandparents are Gene Morton of Arcadia, Rita and Lowell McElroy of Little Gasparilla Island.Krystal NievesCrystal Beal and Daniel Nieves, of Avon Park, announce the birth of a daughter, Krystal Danielle at 6:30 p.m., on April 5, 2011, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Krystal weighed 9 pounds and measured 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Debbie and Saul Villalobos. Paternal grandparents are Felita and Henry Nieves.Angel SanchezMaria Gonzalez and Angel Cabrera announce the birth of a son, Angel Hernandez at 12:56 p.m., on April 4, 2011, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Angel weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 19.75 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Ofelia Zamora. Paternal grandfather is Pieda Cruz.Ahnya TorresSeendy Jatu and Mario Torres, of Lake Placid, announce the birth of a daughter, Ahnya Desteny Hope on April 4, 2011, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Ahnya weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 19 inches in length.Adrian Williams Jr.Darrisa Gibson and Adrian Williams Sr., announce the birth of a son, Adrian Calvin Jr. at 12:36 p.m., on March 26, 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Adrian weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Darryl Gibson of Avon Park and Tammy Kirkland of Lakeland. Paternal grandparents are Alphonso Williams and Adrienne Williams of Avon Park.Kulie YounessStephanie Espinoza and Jacob Youness, of Sebring, announce the birth of a daughter, Kulie Marie at 9:13 a.m., on April 3, 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Kulie weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 18 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Brenda Espinoza of Sebring. Paternal grandfather is Daniel Youness of Haines City. Page 8BNews-SunWednesday, April 13, 2011www.newssun.com CELEBRATIONS Jestes-CrenshawJessica Crenshaw and Jeffery Jestes a re engaged to be married. The bride-elect is a resident of S ebring and is the daughter of Rick and P atty Robinson of Winter Haven and D ona Molina of Sebring. The groom-elect is a resident of S ebring and is the son of Janice Jestes of T ennessee and James Jestes of Sebring. The bride-elect is employed by A cutell Answering Service, graduating f rom Sebring High in 2000. The groom-elect is employed by L ionel Smith's Custom Coatings and g raduated from Sebring High School 2 005. Jeff, Jessica, Michael, Emily and C ydney. Jacey and Jeffery have decided t hey are taking the plunge and finally b ecoming a family. On May 21, 2011, t hey are going before God, family and f riends to join together as one who famil y unit. Jessica Crenshaw and Jeffery Jestes are engaged to be married. Engagement Births Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID If you are willing to share a story for a special Family Centennial Celebration in May the Lake Placid Historical Society is looking for you. The Lake Placid Historical Society is planning to honor the Henderson family for the 100th anniversary of that family homesteading in this area. The society is trying to gather family, friends and acquaintances to share their stories of funny occurrences, special events, an d everyday life. Awar sto ry or two may be discover ed as Roy and Luci us (deceased) were both Wor ld War II vets. If there are other 10 0year homesteader famili es in the area the socie ty would like to hear from yo u too if you want to partic ipate. Contact the Dep ot Museum at 465-1771 an d leave a name, local pho ne number or email addres s. Or stop by the museum at 12 Park Ave. during mus eum hours. Lake Placid Museum prepares for Family Centennial Celebration Courtesy photo His name is Roy, patriarch of the Henderson Family. CELEBRATIONSGUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes announcements about births,engagements,weddings and anniversaries on Wednesdays. Anniversaries are accepted starting at the 50th and then in five-year incriments. Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Forms are available at the News-Sun. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesday's paper. 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Special to the News-SunSEBRING Having l earned the plumbing and e lectrical trades from his f ather, Sebring resident and n ow Cornerstone Hospice a nd Palliative Care patient H ugh Howell, 92, enlisted in t he U.S. Navy at age 26 figu ring he could somehow cont ribute with his trade to the w ar effort. The young sailor served h is nation with honor and d istinction as Shipfitter Third C lass, repairing refrigeration u nits, air conditioning, boile rs and plumbing on board s hips and on land, wherever t he Navy sent him throughout t he South Pacific during W WII. Aveteran's end-of-life e xperience can be influenced b y many factors including a ge, branch of service, enliste d vs. drafted, rank, combat o r possible POWexperience. M any veterans who have t heir lives traumatically c hanged suffer from social i solation, substance abuse a nd anxieties. Yet for some veterans, the e ffects of spending years in a c ombat or hostile environm ent may not surface until t hey age and are very sick a nd facing the end of life. T hen they may experience a nxiety, agitation, vivid m emories and even flash b acks connected to war exper iences. To honor and recognize v eteran patients and their f amilies by meeting their u nique needs, Pat Lehotsky, C EO or Cornerstone H ospice, announced the nonp rofit organization has been s pearheading Cornerstone S alutes!, a comprehensive, v eterans'hospice effort t hrough which a team of prof essionals and volunteers has b een specially trained in a p rogram designed by national V Aexpert Deborah Grassman a nd patterned under VA g uidelines. At age 23, Howell married h is sweetheart Helen and t hey had three children: H elen, who passed away; H ugh, now living in Ft. L auderdale; and Sharon, who i s the main caregiver for her d ad in Sebring. Upon enlistment in 1944, t he Navy sent Hugh for basic t raining at Camp Perry, Va., a nd he was soon deployed to P earl Harbor. Although the a ttack by Japan had taken p lace some 28 months earlier, u pon approaching Pearl H arbor the convoy had an e ncounter with a Japanese s ubmarine, which his ship w as able to evade only t hrough the captain's clever e vasive maneuvers. After a time on Pearl H arbor, Hugh was redep loyed to a strategic very s mall U.S. outpost, Johnston I sland, 711 miles southwest o f Honolulu, an island whose n ame was rarely printed or t alked about out of security, a s it provided safe haven to n aval and air U.S. armed f orces regardless of its small s ize. Pat Ludemann, RN and r egional team manager for C ornerstone Hospice operat ions in Highlands County, e mphasized that "many vete rans experience traumatic c onditions that are present t oday, even several decades a fter participation in hostile e ngagements on behalf of t heir nation." Ludemann also added that veteran patients have very s pecialized, individual needs t hat are not solely based on m edical, emotional, physical, s ocial and spiritual issues. T heir specialized care plan a lso identifies and treats any d ifferences that veteran p atients experience at the end o f life." Yvonne Cannon, RN and patient care supervisor, said "Cornerstone Salutes! celebrates and observes the service to our nation at home and abroad which our veteran patients have rendered, while providing a "pinning ceremony" where a special "Honored Veteran" pin and a Certificate of Appreciation are presented to a veteran patient by a veteran Cornerstone Hospice staff member or a veteran volunteer. Cornerstone Hospice is a non-profit community-based healthcare organization, making its services available since 1984 to all individuals facing life-limiting illnesses and their families without regard to age, gender, national origin, diagnosis, cost of therapy, ability to pay or life circumstances and may be reached in Highlands County at 382-4563 or toll-free (800)503-5756 or www.cornerstonehospice.org Page 10BNews-SunWednesday, April 13, 2011www.newssun.com Unique Cornerstone Hospice military program honors veteran Courtesy photo U.S. Navy hero Hugh Howell, 92, (seated, right) is surrounded by family and his full Cornerstone Hospice care contingent upon the recent Hospice recognition ceremony at Howell's Sebring home. Left to right: Ken Geren, Chaplain; Yvonne Cannon RN and patient care supervisor for Highlands county; Melissa Albritton licensed practicing nurse; Hillery Douglas, social worker; Marie Abbatoy, RN; Shanell Cody certified nurse assistant; Carolyn Boyd, RN; Sherry DiSimone, volunteer specialist; Norma Ziglar, volunteer; Fredy Justus, family friend; Joseph Klocek, volunteer and Ernie Ziglar, Viet Nam-era veteran and Cornerstone Hospice volunteer for military affairs. OTOOLEANTHEMICESEW REPLANLAMESABONJOVI GREENTEAPARTYENDEMIC ANAGRAMCRABCAKEWALK LETONTEAM UTICARIPESTFAST LOWCUTCLASSHAIRTIES NAILFILEAIRCANADADRY ASSSIRENYOYOSPAAR ETHANNONPANCALLS DIRTYBLONDEJOKE LADLELAPORAARYAN TILEPRIORCRAZYAWE HEADCOLDCASESZECHWAN OFCOURSEHONEYPOTPIE KNITSAGESTPSSTS COLAHOAGY CATFOODFIGHTANORAKS AVIATORBLUESTATEBIRD MESTIZOIAGREETAIPAN SCHSEMSWORDSODESSA CROSSWORDSOLUTION Courtesy pho to You're never too old to shuffle at Avon Mobile Home Park, on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings playing three games. This year park residents are honoring Lucille Stickel (from left) and Jane Murray, both 90 years old. Moe Murray is 95 years young. They enjoyed the game all winter. Winners for the season were: December, Wanda Preston; January, Betty Dotson; February, Jane Murray; and March, Lucille Stickel. Never too old to shuffle

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DearAbby: I am a 25y ear-old gay man who has b een in a relationship for t wo years with a guy who j ust turned 30. My problem i s he has not yet told his f amily about me. He has been around my f amily, and they view him as p art of the family. I want the s ame with his parents and s ibling. I think he should h ave told them by now. Is it OK to give him an u ltimatum to either tell his f amily or I'll leave? I don't w ant to be a secret anymore, a nd I don't know how to h andle this. Out and Proud in Baltimore DearOut and Proud: It a ppears your boyfriend has n ot yet come out to his famil y or if he did, it didn't g o well. Although your family accepts him and the fact that you are a couple, the same may not be possible with his. Your boyfriend may need counseling in order to gain the strength to level with his parents and sibling. Because you are no longer willing to be kept under wraps, you do need to make that clear to him. But do not give him an ultimatum unless you are prepared to follow through. DearAbby: My unmarried sister passed away unexpectedly two years ago. My brother, other sister and I had a difficult time locating her personal accounts and bills because she did everything online. This prompted me to begin writing down all my passwords for my computer and storing the list in a secure location. I have asked my husband of 29 years to do the same, but he refuses. My husband has given me the information on our joint financial accounts, but insists that his email account is private. I told him he doesn't have to give me the password. I just want him to write it down in the event something happens. I told him I have nothing to hide, but does he? He got angry, and we are barely speaking now. Five years ago, I found out he was trading questionable emails with a divorced cocktail waitress, and now I'm concerned. He frequents bars after work, and I can't help but worry. Should I drop it or ask him what he's hiding? Nothing To Hide in Ohio DearNothing To Hide: Folks who are secretive usually have something to hide. Your husband's past behavior coupled with his refusal to let you have the password to his email account indicates that he's not proud of what you would find. If you're willing to accept the status quo, drop the subject. However, if you assert yourself and pursue this, the first person you should talk to is your lawyer because you may need one. DearAbby: My mother was recently invited to a shower and was given specific instructions NOTto put her name on the gift. The reason? The honoree plans to issue one general thank-you to everyone because she "doesn't have the time" to send individual thank-you notes. Abby, if someone takes the time and spends the money to buy a gift, shouldn't the recipient be gracious enough to write a personal note? Thought I'd Heard It All in Ohio DearThought: Of course she should! If the honoree is so busy that she plans to forgo thanking her guests f or their generosity, she should save everyone's time, mone y and effort and forgo the shower. 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 business-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 610540447. (Postage is included in the price.) www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 13, 2011Page 11B DIVERSIONS TRIPLEBONDSBy OLIVER HILL& ELIZABAGG ACROSS 1 Henry II player in "Becket" 7 Something that might get a rise out of people? 13 Clinch 16 Clinch, with "up" 19 Arrange again 20 Suburb of San Diego 21 "Livin' on a Prayer" band 23 Chinese restaurant offering / Wonderland affair / Group on the left? 25 Indigenous 26 Neo, for one 27 Baltimore specialty / Effortless task / Move on all fours with the belly up 29 Admit 31 Skins, e.g. 32 Ancient city NW of Carthage 36 Most red, maybe 39 Firmly fixed 43 Plunging / Play hooky / Vulgar 47 Scrunchies 51 Tip reducer? 52 Northern flier / Mixer maker / Put on the line 55 Buffoon 56 Lure 58 Idiots 59 "Up to ___," 1952 game show 60 ___ Hunt, Tom Cruise's character in "Mission: Impossible" 63 SŽnat vote 64 God of shepherds 65 Dials 67 Yellowish brown / Bit of "dumb" humor / Many a forwarded e-mail 72 Hot cider server 74 Seat for toddlers 75 Time, in Torino 76 Indo-___ 80 Item for a mason 81 Previous 84 Idiotic 86 Wonderment 87 Cause of congestion / Detective's challenge / Loony 90 Style of chicken 93 "Naturally!" 94 Winnie-the-Pooh possession / Baked entree / Sweetie 96 Grow together 97 Best to follow, as advice 100 Attention getters 101 It's no good when it's flat 102 Hero 106 Fancy Feast product / Cafeteria outburst / "Mean Girls" event 114 Hooded jackets 118 ___ sunglasses 119 Democratic territory / Cardinal, e.g. / "Over the Rainbow" flier 122 Biracial Latin American 123 "Ditto!" 124 1966 best seller set in Hong Kong 125 See 126-Across 126 Half a 125-Across year: Abbr. 127 They might be crossed 128 "The Battleship Potemkin" setting DOWN 1 Alternative to gov 2 Trillion: Prefix 3 Word with French or U.S. 4 Olive genus 5 Cross-country skiing 6 ___ deux ‰ges (middle-aged: Fr.) 7 John Wayne western, with "The" 8 Toddler's need 9 Nickname for a seventime N.B.A. All-Star 10 Frau's partner 11 Billionaire's home, maybe 12 Halfhearted R.S.V.P.'s 13 Letter-shaped support 14 Bean 15 German finale 16 "Brave New World" drug 17 ___ eye 18 Lit part 22 Ashkenazi, for one 24 Take in 28 Polo locale 30 New Deal inits. 32 They turn on hinges 33 A goner 34 "If only!" 35 Third-century year 37 "This ___ outrage!" 38 Reciprocal Fibonacci constant 39 Bomb 40 Suffix with drunk 41 Desk item 42 Kind of wave 44 "___ the season " 45 Black in a cowboy hat 46 "Sleigh Ride" composer Anderson 48 Enero starts it 49 Times to remember 50 Med. land 53 Cornelius who wrote "A Bridge Too Far" 54 Creature worshiped by the Incas 57 As one 61 Appended 62 Zip 64 101-Across, e.g. 66 Alias initials 68 Bit of homework 69 Actress ___ Flynn Boyle 70 Rub out 71 Stimulating 72 Gladly 73 Old cry of dismay 77 Barks 78 Anticipate 79 Yucat‡n youth 80 Howe'er 82 "Treasure Island" inits. 83 Words before any month's name 84 Fortune profilees, for short 85 "Uh-huh" 88 ___ bono (for whose benefit?: Lat.) 89 "___ Bangs" (Ricky Martin hit) 91 Check, as text 92 Bklyn. ___ 95 Kind of power, in math 98 Outs 99 Speech blocker 101 One going into a drive 103 Hall's partner 104 Santa ___ 105 Bugged 106 They take vids 107 ___ plaisir 108 "Oh, pooh!" 109 Butcher's trimmings 110 Soulful Redding 111 Slime 112 Venezuela's Ch‡vez 113 Colonial land: Abbr. 115 Rose's beau 116 ___ Bay (Manhattan area) 117 Sp. titles 120 But: Lat. 121 Some evidence 123456789101112131415161718 19202122 232425 262728 293031 3233343536373839404142 4344454647484950 51525354 5556575859 60616263646566 6768697071 7273747576777879 80818283848586 878889909192 939495 96979899100 101102103104105 106107108109110111112113114115116117 118119120121 122123124 125126127128 Solution on page 5B Most of the time we can avoid eating out if we choose to (and remember to stash food in our cars and purse!). There is however always going to be an occasion where you find yourself in a fast food restaurant. Yes, you know how I feel about fast food, but I'm here to tell you that healthy fast food options exist. Naturally salads are a great option. But be careful, it's usually the dressings that undo your good intentions. They can hold just as much fat as the fried foods you're avoiding. In choosing dressings be sure to read the back of dressing packet to see exactly what you're getting. If there is no nutrition info on the packet, ask about calorie count, grams of fat, and how many servings per packet. Alot of dressing packets are at least two servings and many people will end up using a whole packet without knowing they've doubled their calories. Always seek out foods with the words "grilled" instead of "fried." Many popular food chains such as Burger King, Chick-FilA, McDonald's and Wendy's offer grilled chicken sandwiches which has a significant upgrade in nutritional quality than just getting a cheeseburger. Some places, like ChickFil-A, even offer white and wheat buns so now you can control even little things like that. Fresh fruit has become extremely popular in fast food chains. It's a great substitute for fries and sat isfies the sweet tooth at th e same time. Remember this if yo u stay informed (check out the nutritional information on the company's website or ask at the restaurant fo r their printed nutritional information) and stay on your toes you can success fully navigate through the temptations of the fast foo d world and come out with something just as tasty an d much better for you on th e other side! Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of 'Body Clutter' and the Saving Dinner series. The Dinner Diva syndicated newspaper column appears in 250 newspapers nationwide. Learn how to cook great and save significant money with the Dinner Diva;s menus, recipes and shopping lists at www.savingdinner.com Fast food with quality and speed Dinner Diva Leanne Ely Open gay man is not happy being his partner's secret Dear Abby GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCEƒ Associated PressOn the eve of two promin ent space anniversaries, the s ix humans circling the Earth s aid Monday they will join in t he celebrations from the best v antage point of all orbit. Tuesday marks the 50th a nniversary of man's first j ourney into space and the 3 0th anniversary of the first s pace shuttle launch. "We're going to spend the d ay tomorrow recognizing it i n probably the best place y ou possibly can, that's on o rbit and looking at our beaut iful Earth," American astron aut Ronald Garan Jr. said in a n interview with The A ssociated Press. He arrived a t the International Space S tation last week. The space station's R ussian commander, Dmitry K ondratyev, said the human d ream of flying to the stars c ame true with Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin's flight on April 12, 1961. Twenty-three days later,American Alan Shepard became the second man in space. "Fifty years is a short period of time in history, but look at that leap from a small spacecraft to the huge International Space Station," Kondratyev told the AP. "We hope that during the next 50 years, another leap that is not less than has been done, will be done." As for the shuttle anniversary, Garan said Columbia's launch on April 12, 1981, inspired him to become an astronaut. He yearned to be an astronaut as a young child, but the dream went away until Columbia blasted off on the first shuttle flight. The very next day, he went to his college advisers and signed up for a heavy load of math and science courses. Space station crew to mark big space anniversaries

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LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Wednesday, April 13, 2011 FAMILYFEATURES G ather friends and family around the table to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these specially selected recipes. They're fast and e asy to prepare, so you can relax and share a festive meal with those you love. Committed to bringing authentic, high-quality M exican food to the family table for more than 1 00 years, Ortega continues to share a rich heri tage of family traditions for festive occasions as w ell as for every day meals. Find more ways to c elebrate at www.ortega.com and www.faceb ook.com/OrtegaTacos. C hipotle Chicken Taco Cones P rep Time: 10 minutes S tart to Finish: 20 minutes M akes 8 cones 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, diced 1 pound ground chicken 3/4 cup water 1 packet (1.25 ounces) Ortega Chipotle Taco Seasoning Mix 1 can (16 ounces) Ortega Refried Beans 8 8-inch Ortega FlourSoft Tortillas 1 cup shredded lettuce 1 cup diced tomatoes 1 cup (4 ounces) finely shredded or grated Cheddarcheese H eat olive oil in medium skillet over medium h eat. Add onion; cook and stir 3 minutes or until t ranslucent. Add ground chicken; cook and stir 5 minutes or until browned. Stir in water and seas oning mix. Remove from heat. Warm refried beans in saucepan or in microwave. Wrap tortillas in lightly moistened paper towe ls. Microwave on HIGH (100% power) 20 to 30 s econds, or until pliable. Fold tortilla in half; spread with refried beans. F orm tortilla into cone shape;* press to adhere o utside corner with refried beans. Fill cones with chicken mixture, lettuce, tomat oes and Cheddar cheese. *To form cone, lay tortilla on work surface. H olding one pointed end down, grasp other end a nd bring point to round edge, twisting point u nder slightly. Curl opposite end around outside o f cone and press to adhere with refried beans.Beef Taco Salad with Guacamole DressingPrep Time: 15 minutes Start to Finish: 15 minutes Makes 6 servings 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup chopped onion 1 pound lean ground beef 3/4 cup water 1 Ortega Whole Grain Corn Taco Kit includes 10 taco shells, 1 packet (1.25 ounces) taco seasoning mix and 1 packet (3 ounces) taco sauce 1 head iceberg lettuce, diced 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Cheddarcheese 1/2 cup Ortega Guacamole Style Dip 1/4 cup mayonnaise Heat olive oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 4 minutes or until translucent. Add beef; cook and stir 5 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain and dis card fat. Stir in water; add seasoning mix and taco sauce from taco kit; mix well. Cook and stir 5 to 6 minutes or until thick ened. Break taco shells from taco kit into bite sized pieces in large salad bowl. Add lettuce, tomatoes and cheese; toss to combine. Add meat mixture; toss to combine. Combine guacamole dip and mayonnaise in small bowl; pour over salad. Toss lightly. Serve warm salad immediately. Tip: For more color and nutrition, add other fresh vegeta bles to the salad, including shredded carrots, sliced radishe s, sliced cucumbers or broccoli florets.Chocolate and Cinnamon Tortilla PuddingPrep Time: 40 minutes Start to Finish: 1 hour 40 minutes Makes 8 servings 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup water 10 8-inch Ortega Whole Wheat Soft Tortillas, divid ed 1 cup diced fresh pineapple orcanned pineapple, drained 2/3 cup mini chocolate chips, divided 3eggs 2 cups milk 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon Whipped cream Combine sugar and water in small saucepan over mediumhigh heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar melts and begins to bubble. Pour into 9-inch square glass baking dish ; tilt pan to evenly coat bottom and sides with sugar. Tear 5 tortillas into bite-size pieces. Place evenly in baking dish. Sprinkle pineapple and 1/3 cup chocolate chips evenly over top. Tear remaining 5 tortillas; place evenly in baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/3 cup chocolate chips. Whisk eggs, milk and cinnamon in medium bowl. Pour over layered tortillas in baking dish. Cover surface with plastic wrap, and press down lightly to distribute egg mixture over assembled tortillas. Set aside 30 minutes to allow egg mixture to soak into tortillas. Preheat oven to 350¡F. Bake 53 to 55 minutes or until pudding is firm. Cool 10 to 15 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream. Tip: For a Dulce de Leche version of this pudding, replace the chocolate chips with butterscotch chips. Mini Crab and Cream Cheese FlautasPrep Time: 5 minutes Start to Finish: 15 minutes Makes 24 mini flautas 2 cups vegetable oil 1 package (8 ounces) pasteurized crab meat, drained 1 can (4 ounces) Ortega Fired-Roasted Diced Green Chiles, drained 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 6 8-inch Ortega FlourSoft Tortillas 1 cup sourcream 1/2 cup Ortega Salsa Verde Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat to 375¡F. Line platter with paper towels. Combine crab meat, chiles and cream cheese in medium bowl. Spread about 1/4 cup mixture down middle of tortilla and firmly roll like a cigar. Keep tortilla roll closed with 4 tooth-picks. Cut between toothpicks into four equal pieces; set aside. Repeat with remaining filling and tortillas. Place pieces carefully into hot oil. Cook 1 minute or until golden brown, turning once. Remove with slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels. Combine sour cream and salsa verde in small bowl: mix well. Serve with flautas as dip. Tip: Serve some Ortega Guacamole Style Dip too, and encourage double dipping.



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NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, April 13-14, 2011 www.newssun.com Volume 92/Number 43 | 50 cents www.newssun.com 079099401001 HighLow 84 59Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Partly sunny Forecast Question: Should teachers have continuing contracts? Next question: Do you agree with Gov. Scott that state workers should move to a 401K plan instead of pensions? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Inside Obituaries Kathleen Gertrude Ellis-Farlie Age 84, of Sebring Rose Mar y Harrison Age 85, of Sebring Alana Hathaway Heflin Age 94, of Lake Placid Rosie N. Sinkler Age 83, of Sebring Patricia Claire Stallard Age 76, of Sebring Mary Edris Trout Age 98, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453O nline: www.newssun.com Yes 42.2% No 57.8% Total votes: 135 Celebrations 8B Classifieds 8A Clubs & Organizations7B Community Briefs2A Community Calendar5A Crossword Puzzle11B Dear Abby 11B Editorial & Opinion4A Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times 11B Police Blotter 2A Index PAGE12B Editors note: Third in a three-part series.By INGRID UTECH Special to the News-SunThe enactment of the health reform law last year plus the actions of Gov. Rick Scott and the state legislature actions will bring about important changes to the health insurance and health care delivery systems in Highlands County in the next several years. The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act expands Medicaid coverage to all children and adults with family incomes below 133 percent of the federal poverty level. But the provision does not go into effect until 2014, and already there are some who want to scuttle it. House of Representatives Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan has called for its elimination in his justreleased FY2012 Republican budget resolution. But if the provision remains law, millions of currently uninsured adults, particularly adults without dependent children, will be eligible for Medicaid enrollment. The act also gives federally qualified community health centers, like Central Florida Health Care (CFHC), headquartered in Avon Park, new recognition and status. It permanently authorizes the community health center program. It also provides federal funds totaling $11 billion over five years to expand community health center services and $1.5 billion over five years for capital needs. Gaye Williams, CFHC chief executive officer, is pleased, but not totally surprised. For more than three decades, our health centers have proven that health care does not have to be complicated or expensive to wo rk well. When people are si ck and forced to delay ca re because they do not ha ve access to a doctor or cann ot afford one, their illness c an escalate and require mo re costly services. Everyone s affected, Williams said. Florida Department of Health (DOH) officials an d many state legislators agr ee that community health ce nMajor changes ahead for uninsured and Medicaid recipients See CHANGES, page 7A News-Sun photo by KATRASIMMONS Cancer survivors and supporters watch a flag presentation and listen to Marty C sing the National Anthem on Saturday before the start of Relay for Life in Lake Placid. Relay for Life is an overnight event that was created to celebrate survivorship, raise awareness and raise funds for research and programs for the American Cancer Society.Sebrings Relay will be held Saturday at Firemens Field and Avon Parks is May 7 at Joe Franza Stadium. Relay for Life takes first steps By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Avon Pa rk City Council took a significant pa rt of its meeting on Monday to cle ar up some of the issues raised by a recall committee. I feel we are trying to addre ss each and every question that is o ut there, Mayor Sharon Schuler sa id during the meeting. On April 3 the recall committ ee produced a list of seven items whe re members said the council had fail ed to uphold its duty and posted tho se items on the Web si te www.recallapcouncil.com. One of the items included the unauthoriz ed raise of $12,500 during last year f or now interim city manager Juli an Deleon. Maria Sutherland served as ci ty AP council addresses some recall complaints See COUNCIL, page 6A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS United States Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets David Villalobos (from left), James Wood, Morgan Whitbeck and Jerry Reed present the flag during the Relay for Life opening ceremony.Panther plightBig hits lacking for SFCC Panthers SPORTS, 1BNew chiefCloud named fire chief for AP PAGE2ANew lifeRCMAbreathes new life into Hopewell school PAGE2A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Lester Crosier, of Avon Park, has been named 2010 Highlands County Care Giver as his wife Mary proudly displays his plaque Saturday afternoon during Relay for Life in Lake Placid. Mary is currently in remission after two bouts of breast cancer and believes she beat cancer with the help of her supportive husband Lester. Special to the News-SunSEBRING People with disabi lities in Highlands County are n ot going to take these proposed sta te budget cuts laying down as th ey plan to rally this Friday. Ridge Area Arc has been buzzin g this past week with discussio ns about the budget cuts that are cau sing the agency to lose $30,000 p er month from the state. Staff ha ve been trying to explain to peop le with intellectual disabilities wh y their services will be cut and grou p homes closed. Staff have n ot expressed any concerns about losin g their jobs but instead they are cha nneling their energy into helping t he people who they love the most t he disabled. Angie Luft, a person with a lear ning disability and the president of the Ridge Area Arc Self-Advoca cy Committee, is fed up with peop le treating individuals with disabiliti es with disrespect. I want to fight back, Luft said Luft and others with disabiliti es are realizing that services are bein g Rally to support Arc set Friday See RALLY, page 3A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID While members of the town council asked town attorney Bert J. Harris to fine tune its proposed plan for a Municipal Regional Utility advisory committee, tabling the issue Monday night, they are pretty much in agreement. They envision an 11-member board, representing all the areas within the utility, including Highway Park and Tomoka Heights. But they want the commission to be clearly under the councils oversight. It was decided the town council should appoint the board and its chair and vice-chair. The commissions main tasks would be to review the utility directors work on a regular basis and create a budget. The commission would have a clerk to facilitate the keeping of records and communication. The current command structure at the town would not change, This is a good faith step, said Debbie Worley, a council member, referring to proof of Lake Placids seriousness of intent regarding developing a regional utility. The council, however, is concerned the county might not go along with the idea. For example, the council has been waiting to hear from County Attorney Ross Macbeth, who indicated reservations during the joint meeting between the city and counLP preparing to become regional utility See LP, page 6A Still waiting to hear from county

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Special to the News-Sun AVONPARK After 19 years with Redlands Christian Migrant Association, Geneva Hayes career has brought her home. When RCMAmoved its Highlands County regional office from downtown Avon Park to the former Hopewell Elementary School, Hayes moved as office manager. But for her, the move was loaded with sentiment. At Hopewell, she was returning to the neighborhood where she grew up and the school building where she spent first through fifth grades. I was happy to come back to where I started from, she said. Apiece of the past also was restored for the Hopewell neighborhood, which through RCMAis partly reclaiming a focal point for community life. Hopewell School is surrounded by an AfricanAmerican community dating to a century ago, when Avon Park banned black residents from living anywhere else. The book African American Sites in Florida by Kevin McCarthy quotes local historian Leoma Bradshaw Maxwell as writing that Hopewell came from the childrens refrain, Hope well win, hope well win, when they entered exhibits at a local fair. Hayes recalls that Hopewell school originally opened in military barracks left from World War II. Books and other supplies were worn hand-me-downs brought from the white schools. Yet Hopewell cherished its school, Hayes says. Residents donated food to supplement the schools lunch program. Community dances, plays and other social events were held there. They loved the school, and its faculty members, she says. Everyone was well known; it was just like family. Hayes attended Hopewell in the mid-1960s. Her last year there was her last year in a segregated school. Integration finally had arrived, and the school eventually closed. Community college classes were held in the buildings. Later, the Boys and Girls Club moved in. Then a charter school was formed. RCMAbought the fourbuilding, 12-acre campus two years ago. After some $530,000 in renovations, an RCMAchildcare center opened there in September and RCMAs regional offices moved there from downtown Avon Park in January. Neighbors were pleased, Hayes says. They wanted to see it being used for children again. Now, RCMAis providing a meeting space to the NAACPand other community groups that request it. With access to the schools ball fields, a former teacher is working to organize baseball and softball leagues. Planners of Hopewells annual Martin Luther King Day parade also have taken note of RCMAs arrival, Hayes said. For years, the parade formed and started at the Hopewell site. Now, theyre thinking about coming back, Hayes says. Page 2ANews-SunWednesday, April 13, 2011www.newssun.com April 9 101114184041x:4Next jackpot $9 millionApril 6 21521222445x:5 April 2 82134353740x:4 April 11 913182431 April 10 1314212324 April 9 2123273135 April 8 16283034 April 11 (n) 0765 April 11 (d) 4849 April 10 (n) 3352 April 10 (d) 7504 April 11(n) 95 5 April 11 (d) 46 5 April 10 (n) 33 8 April 10(d) 21 4 April 8 112436379 April 5 213212418 April 1 723323617 March 29 2726319 April 9 514325356 PB: 11 PP: 4Next jackpot $27 millionApril 6 1018415556 PB: 15 PP: 2 April 2 622344345 PB: 23 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 Courtesy photo RCMAs move to the former Hopewell Public School brought office manager Geneva Hayes back to scenes of her childhood. POLICEBLOTTER The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Monday, April 11: Sammy Lee Burgess, 37, of Copeland, was charged for withholding support, nonsupport of children or spouse. Cameron Colt Dilley, 20, of Avon Park, was charged with larceny, petit theft, first degree. Shari Lynn Dobrick, 50, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Erick Ernesto Gomez, 19, of Orlando, was charged for possession of marijuana, over 20 grams; and possession of narcotic equipment and/or use. Kade Maurice Kelley, 22, of Venus, was charged for driving while license suspended, first offense; and failing to register motor vehicle. Debbie Ann Pete, 38, of Sarasota, was charged for knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked; failed partial payment plan for trespassing; and failed partial payment plan for petit theft. Jackson Payne Sloan, 21, of Sebring, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Octavia Shenae Sloan, 19, of Sebring, was charged with leaving scene of accident without information; no valid driver license; and battery, touch or strike. Jimmy Lee Smith, 27, of Orlando, was charged for battery, touch or strike. Ervin Alexander Velasquez, 32, of Lake Placid, was charged for battery, touch or strike. John Wayne Wooden, 19, of Avon Park, was charged with larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Sunday, April 10: Edward Aviles, 23, of Acworth, Ga., was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and possession of narcotic equipment and/or use. Joshua Lamar Bass, 19, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and possession of drug equipment and/or use. Mary Ann Brown, 48, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or aggravated assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill. Ida Hardy Bryant, 74, of Sebring, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Robert Michael Davis, 27, of Sebring, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Donald Theodore Hensley, 41, of Avon Park, was charged with driving while license suspended, third or subsequent offense. Luis Pagan, 23, of Lake Placid, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. Robert Charles Pressley, 53, of Sebring, was charged with burglary of unoccupied conveyance, unarmed; larceny, petit theft, first degree; and damaging property, criminal mischief. Carlos Earl Pyatt, 24, of Avon Park, was charged with contempt of court, failure to pay child support. Estefani Andrea Robbins, 23, of Pembroke Pines, was charged with possession of narcotic equipment and/or Continued on page 6A A beloved school gets a new life with RCMA By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Interim City Manager Julian Deleon told Avon Parks city council that he has named Capt. David Cloud as the new fire chief. We have some small details to work out, and a contract to finish, but I am mostly sure that David Cloud will serve as our new fire chief, Deleon said. I have known David for a long time, and I think he has the experience and education to do the job, said Mayor Sharon Schuler. I am happy that we chose someone from within the department. Cloud has been with the fire department since 1981. He started as a volunteer, and has served as a paid fireman for 14 years. It is what I have been working towards for the last 11 years, and I am glad to get the job, Cloud said on Monday night. I am looking forward to it. We have not had a chance to sit down and discuss the contract in detail yet. Deleon did not have a salary figure in mind yet. We need to work that out within the budget, Deleon said. Councilman Paul Miller stated that he knew Cloud would do a good job. I want to encourage yo u, David, to stand fast, and mo st of all trust in the Lord. Kno w that we appreciate you , Miller told Cloud. I think that David is a great choice. Hes qualifie d, he knows the area, and he knows the job. You cann ot ask for better than that , Councilman Terry Hesto n said. Cloud named new Avon Park fire chief By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING At their regular meeting on April 5, city council members failed to approve a tentative agreement with Hammock Estates regarding the purchase of the Estateswaste water treatment system. The Estates wants to sell its system which serves 114 residential customers, a clubhouse and six seasonal RVsites to Sebring. In exchange for easements and a .60 acre plant site of the Old Clearview Terrace, Sebring would accept ownership and operation of Hammock Estatestwo lift stations. Once the Estatessystem is connected to Sebrings, the city would demolish the Hammock Estates plant. The city would also pay Hammock Estates $25,000 at a rate of $5,000 a year for five years. Hammock Estates residents would pay the same rate as other out-of-city customers. City council was not impressed with the offer. Members perceived the deal as one-sided, weighted against the city. New council member Andrew Fells was unhappy that the property parcels were small and not particularly useful. He also thought $25,000 was a lot of money to spend on something to be demolished. Amajor concern, the council was told, is the condition of the main terra-cotta pipes. The pipes are old and will soon need extensive, and expensive, replacement. Council asked city staff to prepare a different proposal to present to the Hammock Estates board of directors. City council wary of utility purchase COMMUNITYBRIEFS Cloud Candidate visits Republican Executive Committee SEBRING The Highlands Republican Executive Committee welcomes U.S. Senate Candidate, Col. Mike McCalister on Thursday, April 28. This meeting will be held at the Quality Inn at 6:30 p.m. ADutch Treat Dinner is available at 5:30 p.m. with a Pastabilities Buffet. The buffet costs $10.99 plus sales tax and gratuity. Reservations are required; indicate if you are attending the meeting and if you plan to eat by sending an e-mail to oliviacscott@vistanet.net or calling 381-6993. All blood donations needed SEBRING Floridas Blood Centers-Highlands County is appealing to the public for blood donations at this time. All blood types are needed, especially O Negative and O Positive. Each donation will usually be transfused into a patient in a local hospital within 48 hours and will benefit people needing routine surgeries, trauma patients and cancers patients to name a few. Floridas Blood Centers is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call 382-4499 for mobile locations. If you have not donated blood in the last 56 days or if you have ever considered giving blood and you have questions, contact Florida s Blood Centers at 382-449 9. Cancer patients are in dai ly need of treatment, burn victims use plasma, traum a victims need red blood transfusions, and routine surgeries depend on the g ift of a volunteer donor. Donors can be as young a s 16 and should weigh at least 102 pounds. There is no upper age limit. Tanglewood FMO meets todaySEBRING Tanglewoo d FMO meeting will be from 10 a.m. to noon today at the main clubhouse bingo area. Guest speaker will b e Bud Williams, State Director Division 5.Events planned at lodges, postsLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will host karaoke with Fireman from 5:308:30 p.m. today. Music by Franke from 6-10 p.m. Thursday. For details, call the lodge at 465-0131. The American Legion Placid Post 25 will have L&LDuo from 5-8 p.m. today. Line dancing is fro m 7 p.m. Thursday. For mor e information, call 465-097 5. The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 4 p.m. today. Mens Auxiliary meets at 6 p.m., followed by the Post meet ing at 7 p.m. Bar bingo is set for 1 p.m. Thursday. For details, call the lodge at 452-9853. The Lake Placid Elks 2661 will host music by Chrissy Harriman today. Continued on page 5A

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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Glenn Fenster is n ut brown and pink, the result of spendin g most of his time in the sun. At 50 he makes a living as a tenn is pro, but it is his volunteer work th at drives him. He raises awareness abo ut epilepsy by bicycling through t he United States and Canada, trips that c an take 80 days or longer. He does this because his son Ny le began having seizures at the age of 2 and was diagnosed with epilepsy. For 1 5 years, Nyle lived with the disease. No w 17, Fenster says Nyle has been seizu re free for two years. I ride to honor all he endured and f or the parent today who woke up and sa w their seizure for the first time, Fenst er said. I know about the panic, the ru sh to the hospital and hearing your chi ld has epilepsy. I feel like a man on a mi ssion. I get very emotional looking ba ck six years, It can bring a strong man to tress. In fact, this is his sixth bicycle tou r, the first being in 2006. He has ridd en more than 32,000 miles on the tours, b ut probably 100,000 over all Fenst er sold his car in 2004 and has been bikin g ever since. He has been narrowly missed b y Winibegos, pedaled through snow an d days of 103-degree heat. This tour, Fenster began in his hom e town of Aventura and Sebring was h is second stop. Hes heading for Seatt le and Venice Beach, Calif. Fenster wants people to rememb er that Florida has 326,000 people wi th epilepsy, as do more than 3 millio n Americas and 50 million people globa lly. The bad news, Fenster said, is 53,00 0 die of epilepsy every year. The good news, he added, is seven o ut of 10 children with idiopathic epilep sy do grow out of it. Fenster may be followed on Faceboo k and Twitter and can be e-mailed at de stiny4umaker@gmail.gov. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 13, 2011Page 3A Bicyclist riding for epilepsy awareness c ut everywhere including adult day p rograms where she participates. She initiated the idea of a rally t o help her and her peers be seen a nd heard. I want to make posters a nd let people see them, is what L uft originally proposed. We have t o take them somewhere so everyo ne can see them, like on Highway 2 7. Hence, the People With D isabilities Rally Day evolved. D uffers Sports Grille, 6940 U.S. 2 7 North, will be the headquarters f or the rally. The event will be f rom 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday. I want people to come Friday to h elp us fight back to save our prog rams. We want to keep learning a nd be with our friends, Luft said. My friends are losing their home. T hats sad. ADT(adult day traini ng) is important to us and we d ont want it to close too. Coming to the ADTProgram is v ery rewarding to our individuals. T hey learn a variety of skills and i nteract with their peers and staff. T hey learn how to make informed c hoices to enhance their growth a nd independence, said Gwen H alliburton, Ridge Area Arc vocat ional manager and part-time resid ential worker at Valencia Group H ome. Arcs board of directors has a lready made a decision to close t he Valencia Group Home in Avon Park, which houses five women. It is undetermined where these ladies will be placed. Arc has also decided to stop offering companion, respite, in-home and personal care services. When the news came through that the Valencia Group Home would be closing down due to the recent budget cuts imposed by our governor of the state of Florida, we were all shocked and devastated, Halliburton said. Imagine how you would feel if you were told you no longer have a home and you need to find somewhere else to live. Luft would like the rally to draw statewide attention. I want all staff, families, caregivers, people with disabilities, businesses and the community to show support on Friday by holding signs at our rally anywhere on the highway. I want to see support at Duffers and all over the place homes, businesses, hospitals, schools and churches, she said. Luft, who has been making posters this week with her peers to take to Duffers, also encourages all businesses to change their signs out front for one day to say We Support People With Disabilities. Duffers general manager Ross Vickers also agreed to offer a pizza buffet, including the drink, for $10 with $1 going to Ridge Area Arc. I want to help in any way I can, Vickers said. I hope other businesses will do the same on Friday and show support for people with disabilities. Gerald Snell Catering will be donating some baked goods to sell at Duffers to raise money for Arc. Snells sister, Yolanda, receives services at Arc. Billy Glades and Rick Arnold, who both play guitar and sing oldies, rock nroll and country hits, will perform at the rally. Glades will perform from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Arnold from 12:30-2 p.m. Arnold, who is a singer and a hit songwriter, is also a talented airbrush artist who has a brother in Kentucky who has cerebral palsy. Arnold will be doing a painting while he sings. The painting will then be auctioned off to raise money for Ridge Area Arc. Arc is not totally dependent on state funds. According to Ridge Area Arc Chief Executive Officer Rhonda Beckman, the agency receives 67 percent of its budget from government funding while 33 percent is raised locally through donations, fundraisers such as the Kokomo event this Saturday, the Arc Resale Store, Arc Screenprinting and other products assembled at the workcenter. Continued from page 1A Rally to help draw attention to Arcs plight Courtesy photo People with disabilities who receive services at Ridge Area Arc work on posters for their rally on Friday at Duffers Sports Grille in Sebring. Rally coordinator Angie Luft (at right in back) talks with Arc staff member Gwen Halliburton about their strategy while (from left) Sarah Moore, Frances Goff, Amelia Titus and Sue Talios work on a poster to save their home. These ladies are losing their group home, which will be closed at the end of the month because of state budget cuts. Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Gov. Rick S cott says the Legislatures prop osed changes to state pensions d ont go far enough and wants to m ove to a 401K retirement plan f or state workers. Scott appeared at a news conf erence on Tuesday for Floridians f or Sustainable Pensions. The state now fully funds the p ension fund and the governor says that is unfair to taxpayers. He wants workers to begin contributing to their retirements like private sector employees. State employees may soon be contributing to their pensions for the first time under a bill passed last week by Florida lawmakers amid union opposition. The legislation would establish a tiered-system requiring higher paid employees to put a larger percentage of their earnings into their retirement.House panel OKs compromise pill mill billTALLAHASSE The Florida Houses Appropriations Committee has approved compromise legislation designed to close pill mills that dispense painkillers and other prescription medications to drug dealers and addicts. The revised bill that cleared the panel Tuesday drops Gov. Rick Scotts proposal to repeal Floridas planned prescription drug tracking system, which also had been supported by House Speaker Dean Cannon. Instead, the measure would strengthen the database, which has drawn strong support from Attorney General Pam Bondi. 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I n opposing the establishment of a desperately n eeded statewide p rescription drug d atabase that would r educe crime and s ave lives, Gov. Rick S cott has cited misg uided, ill-informed a nd unfounded priv acy concerns for p atient confidentialit y. Yet the governor has no p roblem calling for mandator y drug tests and random d rug screens for as many as 1 00,000 innocent state worke rs while invading their priv acy at a cost of millions of d ollars. The lack of intellect ual honesty here is remarka ble. Scotts intrusion into the p rivate lives of dedicated s tate employees with no evid ence they are illegally using d rugs is wrong, ill conceived a nd likely unconstitutional. But that didnt stop the governor from issuing an executive order requiring all new hires in agencies he controls to be drug tested and for current employees to be tested at least four times a year. State agencies already can require employees to be tested when they are suspected of using illegal drugs, so there is no safety issue here. The governors fuzzy reasoning is inexplicable. Florida has become a laughingstock for its dubious reputation as the pill mill capital of the nation, with more than 2,000 lives lost every year through the illegal dispensation of prescription drugs such as oxycodone and Xanax. Aprescription drug database, paid for by the drug companies themselves, would go a long way toward addressing the problem by making it more difficult for patients to doctor shop for their drugs. It also would make it easier to crack down on unscrupulous physicians who prescribe the drugs without regard to their medical need. But Scott remains opposed to this lifesaving program. ... Scott is ignoring his responsibility to address a pervasive and deadly drug epidemic and now ordering a constitutionally suspect approach to tackle a drug problem among state workers that doesnt appear to exist. He issued the order on the same day legislation was filed to fulfill his pledge to require thousands of welfare recipients to pass drug tests. If all of the governors drugtesting plans come to pass, the drug screening business in Florida should be booming. So Floridians should not forget that Scott founded Solantic, a chain of walk-in health care clinics, and has placed his ownership into his wifes trust. Solantic promotes its drug screen testing services on its website. An editorial from the St. Petersburg Times. Page 4ANews-SunWednesday, April 13, 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 BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION Another viewpoint Boy, are accountants going through a rough patch now even rougher than we taxpayers are. Despite software that has greatly simplified tax preparation, American accountants suffer a host of daily aggravations. Theyre responsible for filing on behalf of some 82 million U.S. taxpayers and for understanding the U.S. tax codes 5,600 incomprehensible pages, according to AccountingToday.com. No wonder, then, that the American accountant suffers a poor work/life balance, botched sleep schedules, poor eating habits, and problems in personal relationships. One survey found 64 percent complain that their clients, far more confused by the tax code than they, are careless or unprepared. I hope our accountants can forgive us. The same survey says our emotions get in the way of organizing our tax information in a timely manner: Procrastination (45 percent) is one of the biggest challenges for those who havent filed in a suitable timeline by this time of year. Others blame nervousness about filing taxes correctly (28 percent), confusion and the process (26 percent), laziness (23 percent), and lack of organization (20 percent). I could toss in extended happy hours, but I dont believe that was on the list. The survey describes other things agitating accountants. Thirty-six percent complain about the need to resolve complex tax situations, twenty-three percent about aggressive clients who probably want to know why they owe so much after spending hours organizing business expenses and deductions. And client deductions are a sizable source of grief. AccountingToday.com cites one client who tried to depreciate his cows. Another tried to deduct the costs of raising a cat. A third tried to dedu ct his hot tub for med ical purposes. Afourth tried t o claim water bottle costs towards heal th care since his doctor told him he needed to drink more water. If such deductions sound reasonable they do to m e you are among a rapidly shrinking group: Americans who actually have jobs, incomes and high taxes. Again, I hope our accoun tant pals can forgive us. The survey says 60 percent of u s feel mighty uneasy about being audited. Thats more than those who are worried about othe r nerve-wracking situations, such as receiving a perform ance review at work (39 pe rcent) or visiting the doctor for an annual check-up (35 percent). The article doesnt say what kind of doctor, but it s surely a proctologist whose procedures surely fa r less intrusive than an audit! In any event, at this crud dy time of year, many are miserable and uneasy. About to write massive checks, were sickened to see our bank balances depleted. Were more sick that our combined annual contributions are $1.7 trillion less than our government will spend this year. Were sicker yet that we have to hand over fat check s to our accountants to make sure we comply with that incomprehensible tax code. Of course, our accountan ts get the worst of it all. Taxpayers themselves, they must work ungodly hours t o put our taxes in order. I hope they can deduct their poor work/life balance and eating habits. Tom Purcell, a freelance writer is also a humor columnist for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. E-mail Tom at Purcell@caglecartoons.com. Tax-time miseries Guest Column Tom Purcell EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your addres s and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automati cally rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum o f 400 words. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; o r e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated b y the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion o f 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 as an y community leader or government official, so consider thi s a personal invitation to get your two cents in. Silent letters E ditor: The other night as I neared sleep, the l etter K came to mind. K was conc erned as to why he was silent in the w ord knife, why it was pronounced nif, totally excluding him from being a rticulated. At first blush I had no a nswer for K but promised to look i nto the matter at my earliest opportun ity. Going to my dictionary the next day I was shocked at how many words b egan with K but excluded him from p ronunciation. There was knew, knee, k nell, knickers, knight, knit, knob, k nock,knot, know my god the list w ent on endlessly. I didnt know how t o break the news to poor K who was s till obsessing over the word knife but r esolved to further my investigation. Suddenly H piped up and said What about me? The word herbs dism isses me in the same way. I said wait y our turn, K is in crisis. Most dict ionaries have pages of explanation s tuff at the beginning and end but nothi ng of help here. I theorized that perhaps when spoken l anguage was first being written down, w hen earliest agreement on an alphabet w as being considered there was a p lethora of Ks and not knowing how t o use them, they were sprinkled, overg enerously over a groupof words who d id not really need them. Unkind to be s ure but definitely apossibility. I t hought briefly of other languages, like G erman, not that I have much familiarit y with German, but I know that they o ccasionally drop or silence first letters i n given names, like Pfeiffer or G neisenau although that Gneisenau is q uite a mouthful, even without the G. And then theres the French, dropp ing the final T at almost every o pportunity as if to say sorry youre t oo late. I was about to turn to Spanish when I c onsidered the question mark. The S panish use two, one inverted at the b eginning of a sentence, as if to say here comes a question and then a gain at the end as if to say that was i t. But enough of these explanations, I must think of some way to console K. Randy Ludacer Lake Placid To each their ownEditor: Ref: Letter by Rev. Steven W. Trimble, published April 6, 2011. Your steak knife is designed to cut your meat so you may eat it and the fork is so you can have table manners. The condom is designed to save lives by the prevention of diseases. Your automobile costs so much because of all the required safety devices that are designed into it. Your doctor is educated and is in the job of keeping you and your family members safe especially in times of mental instability of one of those members. He is designed to save lives. You as a pastor I thought was designed to save lives and to trust in our Lord who watches out for even the sparrows. However you have such faith that you want and need to own a device that is specifically designed to take human life. Strange choice of protection but to each their own Rev. I think Ill just trust God and Jesus for my protection. So to each their own Rev. To each their own. I dont suppose youd share what church you minister as I would like to avoid it. I prefer to pray without weapons. Ray Napper Sebring BouquetDitto to a Great Business CommunityEditor: In addition to the 42 businesses and private individuals who supported the 17th Annual Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic held at the Placid Lakes Country Club, several other businesses contributed to the tournament. Many businesses consistently support a host of chamber events throughout the year. As Marlene (Barger) stated, the financial gains that result from business community support fund a series of civic events open to all citizens in Highlands County. Such events include the upcoming Easter Egg Roll, the annual Fall Festival and Santa in the Park, just to name a few. Without our business community support, many chamber-sponsored events would not be possible. Other events, when combined with the chambers Web site, bring thousands of people to the community each year, helping to keep our businesses viable and infusing significant tax dollars into the county. We wish to thank the following businesses for their support of the 17th Annual Golf Classic: Title Sponsor Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. Hole Sponsors Bevis Construction, Choice Environmental, Citrus Animal Clinic CORARehabilitation, Cross Country Automotive, Excavation Point, Highlands Independent Bank, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, Lake Country Jewelers, Lake Placid Marine, Ole South Auto Salvage, Palms of Sebring, Mike and Kris Rider, Seacoast National Bank, Seminole Tire, Swaine & Harris, PAand Wauchula State Bank. Major Sponsors Heartland National Bank and MIDFLORIDAFederal Credit Union. Hole in One Sponsor Alan Jay Automotive Network Sebring, a new car; and Cohan Radio Group Sebring, $2,000. Aspecial thanks to the Lake Placid Jaycees for their outstanding assistance during the golf tournament. So, please, shop locally and support all of our businesses. Their efforts and your support make a difference. Eileen M. May CEO/President of Operations, Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Jeannie Snively Chairperson of the Board

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ROSE MARYHARRISON Rose Mary Harrison, 85, of S ebring, Fla., passed away on A pril 9, 2011. She was born o n May 24, 1925 in M ulberry, Ind., the daughter o f Dallas and Mabel (Hurley) R uch. On July 5, 1945 she m arried James Harrison, her h usband of 45 years, who p receded her in death. They l ived in Indiana, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Maryland, moving to Sebring, Fla. in 1979. She was a longtime member of First P resbyterian Church of S ebring. Rose Mary graduate d from Holland High S chool, Holland, Mich., and P urdue University. She t aught mathematics and E nglish in several high s chools, ending her career at S ebring High School. She is survived by two d aughters, Paula Byrkett and h usband, Don, of Oxford, O hio and Mary Jo Grice and h usband Steve, of Avon Park, F la.; two sons, James H arrison and wife, Donna, of S ebring, Fla., and Daniel H arrison and wife Jo Ann, of A rnold, Md.; five grandd aughters, Elizabeth Killy, J ennifer Jensen, Kathryn B yrkett, Amy Harrison and C hrissy Harrison; two grands ons, Dustin Harrison and K evin Grice; and seven g reat-grandchildren, Jessica K illy, Elise Killy, Nathan J ensen, Samuel Jensen, Benjamin Jensen, Kally Harrison and Dylan Harrison. She is also survived by a sister, Ruth Kuipers, of Holland, Mich., and a brother, Richard Ruch and wife, Patricia, also of Holland, Mich. Afuneral service will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, April 18, 2011 at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Chapel, Sebring, with Rev. Darrell Peer officiating. The family will receive friends the hour preceding the service, beginning at 9 a.m. Interment at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Avon Park, Fla., will be immediately following the service. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 ROSIE N. SINKLER Rosie N. Sinkler, 83, of Sebring, Fla., a sweet Christian woman, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, April 10, 2011. She was born Feb. 10, 1928 to Robert A. and Nettie (Lowery) Ham in Gilbertsville, Ky., and had been a resident of Sebring since 2000, coming from Bradenton, Fla. She was a homemaker and former owner of Rays Canoe Hideaway in Bradenton. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Sebring and enjoyed fishing, traveling, attending church and spending time with her family and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, Raymond D. Sinkler; and is survived by her sons, Jerry (Pat) Sinkler of Sebring and Keith (Susan) Sinkler of Clarksville, Tenn.; brothers, Ralph (Wanda) Ham, Cincinnati, Ohio and Winford (Marianne) Ham, Benton, Ky.; sisters, Virginia (Jack) Hancock, Eddyville, Ky.; Francis (Jimmie) Cope, Benton, Ky. and Veletta (Doug) Sirls, Benton, Ky.; six grandchildren, Shana Christian, Christie MacDonald, David Sinkler, Danny Sinkler, Mindy Whitney and Melissa Harkrider; 19 great-grandchildren and two great-greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will take place at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 13 at StephensonNelson Funeral Home Chapel, Sebring, with Pastor David Richardson officiating. The family will receive friends preceding the service, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Interment will take place at 3 p.m. at Mansion Memorial Park in Ellenton with Pastor Rick Chaffin officiating. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Good Shepherd Hospice/Somers Hospice House, 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33870. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 PATRICIASTALLARD Patricia Claire Stallard, 76, of Sebring, Fla., passed away Tuesday, April 12, 2011 in Sebring. She was born Dec. 27, 1934, to John and Beatrice (Farmer) Sheffield in Avon Park, Fla. and had been a resident of Sebring since 2010, moving from Lucedale, Miss. She was a homemaker and a member of Rocky Creek Baptist Church in Lucedale. She volunteered at the George County Library in Mississippi and played flute and piccolo in three bands and orchestras in Hattiesburg and Biloxi, Miss. and in Mobile, Ala. In addition, she raised miniature horses and grew orchids. She is survived by her daughter, Patti (Austie) Heacock of Sebring; son, Bruce (Carla) Peterson, Fort Myers, Fla.; daughter, Laurie Breton, Fort Myers, Fla.; step-daughter, Mary Beth Humphrey, Plant City, Fla.; sisters, Gloria Sheffield Bush, Fort Myers, Fla. and Anne Crapps, Baxley, Ga.; four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren and one step-great-grandchild. Afuneral service will take place at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 14, 2011 at the Avon Park Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. A.C. Bryant officiating. The family will receive friends the hour preceding the service, beginning at 10 a.m. Interment at Bougainvillea Cemetery, Avon Park, will be immediately following the service. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Good Shepherd Hospice, 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33870. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 MARYTROUT Mary Edris (Evans) Trout, 98, passed away on April 9, 2011. She was a resident of Sebring, Fla. and a former resident of Indianapolis. Born on Nov. 12, 1912, in Huntington County, Ind., to William Wesley and Icy Leota Evans, she was a Jefferson Township High School graduate and worked at Allison Transmission for more than 20 years. She was a member of Clermont Christian Church and a founding member of Sebring Christian Church in Florida, where she sang with the choir. She went to Southport Adult Day Center and enjoyed needlework, bowling, golf and her precious cat Morgan. Survivors include two daughters, Barbara L. Hall and Dianne L. (Maurice) Robison; sister, Harriett Griffis; two grandchildren, David (Jennifer) Hall and Patty (Mike) Agresta; five greatgrandchildren, James, Mikaela and Frannie Agresta, Quinten and Truman Hall. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence O. Trout, in 2002, her son, Bobby, in 1943; a gran ddaughter, Debby A. Jackso n, in 2000; great-grandso n, Spencer Hall, in 2008 an d siblings, Edna Sprinkl e, Gaylord Evans, Kenne th Evans, Richard Evan s, Halcyon Shelley and Willia m Evans. Visitation was April 11 at G. H. Herrmann Greenwoo d Funeral Home at the Garde ns at Olive Branch. The funer al service was April 12. Buri al was at Woodlawn Cemete ry in Warren, Ind. Memori al contributions may be made to Sebring Christian Churc h. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.ghherrman.com. G.H. Herrman Funeral Hom e 1505 S. East Street Indianapolis, IN 46225 Death noticesKathleen Gertrude Elli sFarlie, 84, of Sebring an d Bala, Ontario, Canada, di ed April 9, 2011, in Sebring. Arrangements are bein g handled by Stephenso nNelson Funeral Hom e, Sebring. Alana Hathaway Hefli n 94, of Lake Placid died Ap ril 6, 2011. Arrangements handled b y Dowden Funeral Hom e, Sebring. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 13, 2011Page 5A For details, call 465-2661. SEBRING AMVETS Post 21 Ladies A uxiliary is having a breakf ast from 8-11 a.m. Saturday a t the Post, 2029 U.S. 27 S outh. Tickets are $5 and a vailable at the Post. K araoke by Bill and Di will b e from 7-10 p.m. Saturday a t the Post, 2029 U.S. 27 S outh.Sebring Country Estates meets SEBRING The Sebring C ountry Estates Civic A ssociation Inc. will hold its m onthly business meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday at the clubh ouse, 3240 Grand Prix D rive (behind Walmart). New members are invited a nd welcome to come and s hare in the associations m ission to preserve the n eighborhood and to find w ays of improving it. For more information on r entals, call 214-1923.Highlands Organ Society meets SEBRING Frank H utchins, director of this t wo-year group, having m eetings again after a l engthy illness. Members are a ble to play on the fabulous L owrey Grand Royal (cost $ 82,000). Members must own their o wn organ. There are no d ues. Easy Button is not e ncouraged. Aknowledge is n eeded of music. Future concerts are p lanned as before. The next m eeting is from 7-9 p.m. T hursday. Call for reservat ions. Call 655-0259. The g roup meets two and oneh alf miles west of U.S. 27 o n Lake Josephine Drive. S ebring address: 2034 Lake J osephine Drive. Meetings a re every other Thursday e vening. Y MCA seeks camp counselorsSEBRING The H ighlands County Family Y MCAis accepting applicat ions for Camp Counselor p ositions until May 15. A pplicants must be at least 18 years old to apply. Questions? Call 382-9622. Highlands PEO meets ThursdaySEBRING The Highlands P.E.O. Group will meet Thursday at the Sebring Lakeside Resort and Tea Room located on Lake Sebring. This will be a luncheon and meeting to be held at 11:30 a.m. The Highlands P.E.O. Group is celebrating 32 years in Highlands County. Any woman who is an active member of a chapter and is now living or visiting Florida is welcome to attend this meeting and luncheon. Call Linda Brown, 4656316, to make a reservation.African Violet Society meets ThursdaySEBRING The Heartland African Violet Society will meet at 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The HAVS has just received acceptance as an affiliate of the African Violet Society of America. Suggestions for traveling with African violets will be presented by Carol Anne Burrell, who has frequently traveled with her plants in the summer. Club members Burrell and Shirley Berger will assess the progress/development of members project plants. Meetings are held in the Founders Hall Activities Room at Highland Ridge, 3003 E. Fairway Vista Drive, on the second Thursday of each month. For more information call 385-5765 or email at Shirley.b@juno.com. Commodites to be distributedSEBRING April 2011 Commodities will be given out from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday and Friday. If you dont have a 2011 Commodities Card, register at the office office, receive a 2011 card and receive the Commodities to take. If you have any other questions, call the Commodities Hotline at The Salvation Army, 3135 Kenilworth Blvd., at 3857548, ext. 306.Hope Hospice presents classSEBRING Hope Hospice will host the Hospice Foundation of Americas 18th annual National Bereavement Teleconference, Spirituality and End-of-Life Care. Topics include: differentiating between spirituality and religion; how spiritual issues and coping may emerge during serious illness; the importance of spiritual assessment; and sensitivities to the concerns of major faith systems toward end-oflife care There is no cost to attend. Seating is limited. Continuing Education Credits are available. The teleconference will be from 1-4 p.m. Thursday at Grace Bible Church, 4453 Thunderbird Road. To register, go to http://hopehcs.org/forms/tele conference2011.Frostproof hosts Egg HuntFROSTPROOF Parents who attend The Frostproof Community Egg Hunt with one or more children may be the biggest winners at this years community egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 23. More than $1,000 worth of gift certificates good in will be given away as prizes to adults. The golden egg finder in age group of 2-4, 5-7 and 810, each wins a $75 Toys R Us gift card. Silver egg finders in each age group win a $50 Toys R Us gift card provided by the Frostproof Ministerial Association. Eight thousand eggs with prizes inside and different kinds of candy will be searched out by children at the track on the east side of Frostproof Middle/Senior High School. Look for the entrance tent. The area will be divided into divisions for different age groups. Children must be accompanied by a parent. Call Pastor Kelly Galati at 635-2704. Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS OBITUARIES Harrison Trout

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c il on March 17. Council member Ray R oyce indicated impatience w ith the process. I look forw ard to quick movement, he s aid. He and Worley both felt t he time was ripe for the utili ty transfer from county h ands to Lake Placids hands. The new budget year in O ctober would be an ideal t ime, said Royce. Harris indicated the r evised ordinance would be ready for the regular April 25 meeting. Weve already started (the budget season), said Arlene Tuck, town clerk, who hopes the advisory committee can be named by June. I expect to be done by June. use; possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. Joaquin Reyes Rodriguez, 24, of Avon Park, was charged on a detainer for municipal ordinance violation. Lisa Michele Schuler, 44, of Sebring, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Michael Wayne Simon, 33, of Lake Placid, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and damaging property; and DUI. Chiquita Tishone Treadwell, 39, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Patrick Rosinvil Wilcox, 28, of Sebring, was charged with damaging property, criminal mischief. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Saturday, April 9: Jarquez Ontario Hester, 18, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; selling marijuana, Schedule I. Brandon Howell, 21, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; and selling marijuana, Schedule I. Jerry Robbin Smith, 51, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of controlled substance without prescription; possession of drug equipment and/or use; and withholding support, non-support of children or spouse. Alfredo Dominguez Solivan, 30, of Avon Park, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon or firearm. Amanda Lynn Tubbs, 30, of Sebring, was charged with stalking, following, harassing, cyberstalking another. Ignacio Ruiz Vazquez, 28, of Lehigh Acres, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. Antonio Tavares Wanser, 27, of Lake Placid, was charged with driving while license suspended, first offense. Kimberly Ann Wester, 20, of Sebring, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. More blotter online at www.newssun.com Page 6ANews-SunWednesday, April 13, 2011www.newssun.com Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER m anager then, and Deleon w as the director of Public W orks. During previous meetings, c ouncil members asserted that S utherland had cleared the r aise with them via the telep hone, but no formal vote was t aken. Article 4, Division 1, S ec. 2-242 of the city ordin ances clearly outlines that a r aise to any department head m ust be approved by city c ouncil with a majority vote. I am asking that you either a ccept the pay raise or decline i t. If you decline it, I will r eturn the money, Deleon t old the council. Council voted to ratify the r aise and to set Deleons s alary at $80,000. The council then addressed t he lack of a civil service b oard, as defined by city chart er, and directed Deleon to get v olunteers to help with that b oard. In the abundance of caut ion, establish a civil service b oard, City Attorney Gerald B uhr said. We have had p roblems getting volunteers f or most of our boards, and I t hink we will have trouble g etting a quorum here. On the s ide of caution, I would a dvise you re-establish that b oard. In response to the residency requirements set forth in Article 4, Division 1, Sec. 2244 of city code of ordinances, the recall committee claimed that Deleon was in violation of ordinance by not meeting the residency requirements. Deleon lives in the Lake Placid area, 19 miles away from Avon Park. Deleon told council that in response to complaints, he would leave his city vehicle in Avon Park when he travels to and from his home. As far as my vehicle, it will remain parked and I will provide my own transportation. I will try to sell my home and relocate if I have to, Deleon said. But I am upside down in my home currently. It is an ordinance, and you should enforce your own ordinances, modify them or remove them, advised Buhr. I have heard of city managers being required to live within the city, but never a department heads or assistant department heads. Schuler noted that several city employees dont live within the city. Enforce it totally or do away with it totally, Buhr reminded the council. The council made a motion to direct Buhr to remove residency ordinance 2-244. Its a good thing to do. We have not enforced it with many people; I just dont want to sit out here and enforce it with one, Schuler said. The council also addressed the complaint that city charter directs the city clerk to be in charge in the absence of a city manager. Clerk Cheryl Tietjen turned down the city manager job when former city manager Bruce Behrens was dismissed. Buhr explained that council could not force someone to take a job. You could discipline the individual for not being prepared to step into the position, but you cannot force them, Buhr said. Former councilman Joe Wright took the podium at the end of the meeting, and expressed his opinion that the city had two priorities, and needed to focus on those priorities. We have always had a problem with the council trying to micro-manage the city. We need to hire a city manager and let him do his job, that is the first priority, Wright said. We also need to focus on the financial stability of the city, Wright said. Continued from page 1A Council takes care of some of recall committees concerns Courtesy photo T he Avon Park Community Child Development Center is celebrating Week of the Young Child, held April 11-17. The week is a time to recognize the needs of young children and thank the adults involved in their education and care. Parents, teachers, caregivers and other adults play an important role in the lives of young children, and Week of the Young Child celebrates their efforts. Week of the Young Child under way Continued from page 1A LPmaking plans for regional utility Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155

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t ers should be the safety net b oth for the uninsured and f or those on Medicaid and o ther public insurance prog rams. In a December 2010 e-mail t o Health News Florida, D enise Grimsley, who repres ents Highlands County in t he Florida House and is also H ouse Appropriations C ommittee Chair, said, I do n ot believe the DOH should b e providing primary care s ervices in a county where a f ederally qualified health c enter or free primary clinics e xist. For many years, providing p rimary care services has b een a function of the county h ealth departments, in partn ership with the state. But t he health departments no l onger have the resources to p rovide free or reduced fee m edical services, and the s tate cant make up the d eficit. Highlands County is one e xample. Last fiscal year, the total c ost for providing primary c are services at the H ighlands County Health D epartment was $3 million. B ut the Health Department o nly took in $2.4 million in r evenues. Although we r eceive some non-categorical f unds from the State, which w e channel into primary care s ervices, we had a deficit of a bout $600,000, Highlands C ounty Health Department A dministrator Robert P alussek said. In March, the DOH r eleased a report proposing to m ove the state out of funding p rimary care services. The F lorida House and Senate are e xpected to pass a bill maki ng this law. Williams and Palussek h ave already met to discuss t he proposed changes. We w ant to have sufficient time f or an orderly and smooth t ransition, probably over the n ext two or at a maximum t hree years, Palussek said. Palussek and Williams also a re exploring a key provision o f the Patient Protection and A ffordable Care Act the e stablishment of patient-cent ered medical homes, which w ould incorporate some of t he values of the community h ealth center model. They h ope other Highlands County h ealth agencies and the local h ospitals will join in the e ffort. An introductory meeti ng was attended by about six a gencies last week at the H ealth Department. The National Committee f or Quality Assurance defines a medical home as a model of c are in which each patient h as an ongoing relationship w ith a personal physician w ho leads a team that takes c ollective responsibility for p atient care. When necessary, t he team arranges for approp riate specialized care with other qualified physicians. Medical homes use technology to improve patient outcomes. The goal is to eliminate fragmentation and duplication of services and to reach patients before they develop chronic conditions and are severely ill, Williams said. Meanwhile, there are other developments at the state level that could affect the delivery of services both for the uninsured and for Medicaid recipients. Gov. Scott disapproves of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, especially the provision that requires most individuals to have health insurance beginning in 2014. The FY2012 Republican budget resolution also calls for the elimination of the mandate, and legal cases challenging the mandate are making their way through the federal courts. The governor and the state legislature also want to opt out of the traditional Medicaid program and put more of the states nearly three million Medicaid recipients into privately managed care. Proponents say managed care will result in greater efficiencies, but critics fear it will result in a denial of services as the state tightens its financial belt. The state will need federal government approval to make these changes. If Washington doesnt approve the states request for a waiver, some legislators have proposed that Florida get out of the federal program and craft its own Medicaid program, without federal restrictions. But this would mean foregoing billions of dollars in federal funds and jeopardizing Medicaid coverage for millions of uninsured adults in 2014. While the legislature debates Medicaid, so does congress. The FY2012 Republican budget resolution calls for converting the federal share of all Medicaid payments into block grants to be allocated to the states, starting in 2013. The resolution is just the start of what promises to be a long debate on the budget in both the Senate and the House, according to budget analysts. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 13, 2011Page 7A Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun Continued from page 1A Changes in store for uninsured Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Fifth A nnual Military Ball was held a t the Chateau Elan Hotel and C onference Center on S aturday, April 9. The annual c harity event is used to raise f unds for the Veterans Council o f Highlands County and the V eteran Assistance Fund. The p roceeds stay in the county to a ssist with the many programs s ponsored by the Council. Non-Veteran of the Year w as awarded to Evelyn M arple, Sebring Elks Veteran C ommittee Chair. Her works w ith the veterans include w eekly visits to the area hosp itals, nursing homes, and a ssisted living facilities. She a nd her committee bake cooki es and distribute them to the r esident veterans. To be considered for the d esignation of Veteran of the Y ear, a veteran has to have made a significant contribution to the care and well-being of the veterans in Highlands County. Betsy Waddell, CPO, U.S. Navy (Ret.) was selected as the Veteran of the Year by the members of the Veterans Council. Waddell is active with the women veterans in the state of Florida, services on the executive board of WAVES National, and at the state level, is the president of the local WAVES Unit 88, and volunteers her time with the Veteran Services Office, and in helping with several other veteran organizations, including the American Legion Post 74. She served as president of the Veterans Council for two terms, and is an active member of the Veterans Advisory Board. Waddell named Veteran of the Year Betsy Waddell Evelyn Marple

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, April 13, 2011Page 9 A IN THE COUNTY CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-000746 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, INC. FOR ASSET-BACKED THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-WMC1 Plaintiff, vs. HUMBERTO RODRIGUEZ, ET AL Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida described as: LOT 26, BLOCK 259, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES SECTION 20, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 89, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY. and commonly known as: 542 SUN N LAKES BLVD., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on APRIL 21, 2011 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 23rd day of March, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff April 6, 13, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09 1008 GCS LANSDOWNE MORTGAGE, LLC, a Florida limited liability company, Plaintiff, v. JENNY LABANINO, individually, JORGE LABANINO, individually, BOWEN & SON ROOFING, INC., et. al, Defendant, NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment entered in the above styled cause now pending in said Court, that I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 at 11:00 A.M. on April 26, 2011 the following property: A PARCEL OF LAND BEING A PORTION OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (NE 1/4) AND A PORTION OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (SE 1/4) OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 39 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, LYING WITHIN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. SAID PARCEL OF LAND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (NW 1/4) OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF SAID SECTION 21; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 20'56'' E, ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID NORTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (NW 1/4) OF THE SOUTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (SE 1/4), A DISTANCE OF 288.87 FEET; THENCE N 00 DEGREES 06'44'' E, DEPARTING SAID SOUTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 25.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 00 DEGREES 44'06'' E, ALONG A LINE 288.84 FEET EAST OF AND PARALLEL WITH THE WEST LINE OF THE EAST ONE-HALF (E 1/2) OF SAID SECTION 21, A DISTANCE OF 2644.01 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF THE SOUTHWEST ONE-QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF THE NORTHEAST ONE-QUARTER (NE 1/4) OF SAID SECTION 21; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 46'19'' E, ALONG SAID NORTH LINE, A DISTANCE OF 298.18 FEET; THENCE S 00 DEGREES 15'19'' E, A DISTANCE OF 2211.56 FEET; THENCE N 89 DEGREES 27'05'' W, A DISTANCE OF 83.17 FEET; THENCE S 63 DEGREES 18'21'' W A DISTANCE OF 148.03 FEET; THENCE S 01 DEGREES 36'55'' E A DISTANCE OF 366.88 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF OLD VENUS ROAD; THENCE S 89 DEGREES 20'56'' W, ALONG SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE, A DISTANCE OF 108.05 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. SAID PARCEL OF LAND CONTAINING 16.60 ACRES (723,030 SQUARE FEET), MORE OR LESS. Property Address: 53 Keel Road, Venus, Florida 33960. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER ASOF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated on March 31, 2011. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT (SEAL) Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k As Deputy Cler k April 13, 20, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001433 DIVISION: HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2006-NC1, Plaintiff, vs. ELIZABETH ANN CRISAFULLI, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated March 24, 2011, and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001433 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which HSBC Bank USA, National Association, as Trustee for ACE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust, Series 2006-NC1, is the Plaintiff and Elizabeth Ann Crisafulli, Jeffrey Crisafulli, a/k/a Jeffrey A. Crisafulli, Manor Hill Owners' Association, Inc., a/k/a Manor Hill Property Owners Association, Inc., are the defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 19th day of April, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 13, IN BLOCK 266, OF SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 71, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2501 SUNRISE DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33872 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 24th day of March, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk PUBLIC AUCTION FOR TOWING & STORAGE 1998 CHEVROLET 1GCCS1948W8127933 ON APRIL 23, 2011, AT 9:00AM AT PRECISION AUTO BODY 734 CR 621 EAST LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 April 13, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001954 CENLAR FSB, Plaintiff, vs. DIPCHAND PANCHU; CITY OF SEBRING, FLORIDA; JANKI PANCHU; UNKNOWN TENANTS(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 24th day of March, 2011, and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001954, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein CENLAR FSB is the Plaintiff and DIPCHAND PANCHU; CITY OF SEBRING, FLORIDA; JANKI PANCHU; UNKNOWN TENANTS(S); JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 19th day of April, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOTS 8, 9, 10 AND 11, BLOCK 210, ALTAMONT PLACE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 72, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863) 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. Dated this 24th day of March, 2011. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk April 6, 13, 2011 IN THE 10TH CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION CASE NO.: 11-52-PCS IN RE: THE ESTATE OF: VELMA E. ERVIN, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of Velma E. Ervin, deceased, Case No.: 11-52-PCS is pending in the Circuit Court in and for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is: 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The name and address of the Personal Representative is set forth below. All creditors of 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 three months after the date of first publication of this notice or thirty 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 the decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court within three months after the date of first publication of this notice. ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DEATH IS BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 6, 2011. Name and Address of Personal Representative: Robert Charles Ervin 3878 Enchanted Oaks Ln Sebring, FL 33875 April 6, 13, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-110 IN RE: ESTATE OF KATHRINE M. BAMFORD, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of KATHERINE M. BAMFORD, deceased, whose date of death was January 6, 2011, File Number PC 11-110, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice has been 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 TIME OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 6, 2011. Personal Representative: BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., f/k/a BARNETT BANK TRUST COMPANY, N.A. 150 East Palmetto Park Road Suite 200 Boca Raton, Florida 33432 Attorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, ESQ. Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No.: 308714 Clifford R. Rhoades, P.A. 2141 Lakeview Drive Sebring, Floirda 33870 (863)385-0346 April 6, 13, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-136 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF HELEN MORELEWICZ Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of HELEN MORELEWICZ, deceased, whose date of death was September 19, 2009, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 6, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Barbara Majchrzak 772 Baylor Avenue Chula Vista, California 91913 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Pamela T. Karlson Florida Bar Number: 0017957 301 Dal Hall Boulevard Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863)465-5033 Fax: (863) 465-6022 E-Mail: info@KarlsonLaw.com April 6, 13, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-137 IN RE: ESTATE OF GEORGE J. DERRON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of GEORGE J. DERRON, deceased, whose date of death was February 5, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 6, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ David Derron 13621 N. 18th Drive Phoenix, Arizona 85029 Attorney for Personal Representative: WILLIAM J. NIELANDER Florida Bar Number: 0386014 172 E. Interlake Boulevard Lake Placid, FL 33852 Telephone: (863) 465-8181 Fax: (863) 465-5614 E-Mail: wjn@nielander.com April 6, 13, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 09-725 GCS UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, acting through FARM SERVICE AGENCY f/k/a FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION, UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, Plaintiff, v. ELLIS L. WALTON, PATRICIA K. WALTON n/k/a PATRICIA WALTON WARD, CAPITAL ONE, F.S.B., STATE OF FLORIDA, JOHN DOE, and JANE DOE, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: PATRICIA K. WALTON n/k/a PATRICIA WALTON WARD (ADDRESS IS UNKNOWN) and any unknown parties who are or may be interested in the subject matter of this action whose names and residences, after diligent search and inquiry, are unknown to Plaintiff and which said unknown parties may claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees or other claimants claiming by, through, under or against the Said Defendant(s) either of them, who are not known to be dead or alive. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to enforce and foreclose a Mortgage and to foreclose any claims which are interior to the right, title and interest of the Plaintiff herein in the following described property: Lot 4, Block 14 of SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES ACRES, SECTION 27, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 24, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on: STEVEN M. DAVIS, ESQUIRE Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is: Becker & Poliakoff, P.A. Alhambra Towers 121 Alhambra Plaza, 10th Floor Coral Gables, FL 33134 on or before May 10, 2011, and to file the original of the defenses with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter. If a Defendant fails to do so, a default will be entered against that Defendant for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court 3/29/2011. BOB GERMAINE as Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak as Deputy Clerk April 13, 20, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GC 10-1378 Division: CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, deceased, Plaintiff(s), -vs.REUBEN MALDONADO, a/k/a Ruben Maldonado, a single man, and ANGEL MALDONADO, a/k/a ANGEL MALDONADO, JR., a single man Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Reuben Maldonado, a/k/a Ruben Maldonado Residence & Address unknown Last known address: 183 Tyner Ln Defuniak Sp, FL 32435 or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or described Defendant(s) or parties or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described as Defendant(s). YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to foreclose a Mortgage for the following described property, to wit: DWELLING UNIT NO. 3101, WOODRUFF HEIGHTS VILLAS, more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at the Southwest corner of Lot 6, Block 11, TOWN OF AVON PARK, in Section 22, Township 33 South, Range 28 East; thence run South 89 degrees 56 minutes 30 seconds East along the Northerly right of way of Pleasant Street a distance of 290.88 feet to a point; thence North a distance of 68 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue North a distance of 101.91 feet to a point; thence North 89 degrees 56 minutes 30 seconds West a distance of 30.61 feet to a point; thence Southerly through the center line of a partition wall and continue a distance of 101.91 feet to a point; thence South 89 degrees 56 minutes 30 seconds East a distance of 30.16 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, as per plat thereof recorded in O.R. Book 397, Page 106 and as per description recorded in O.R. Book 397, Page 107, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and address is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before May 3 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on March 25, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000088 SEC.: CIVIL CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, v. LISA K. BOND AND OLIVER S. BOND, et al Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION FOR FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING-PROPERTY TO: OLIVER SCOTT BOND, ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT WHOSE LAST KNOWN ADDRESS IS: 7201 CR 17 S SEBRING, FL 33870 Residence unknown, if living, including any unknown spouse of the said Defendants, if either has remarried and if either or both of said Defendant(s) are dead, their respective unknown heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lienors, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, though, under or against the named Defendant(s); and the aforementioned named Defendant(s) and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendants and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant(s) as may be infants, incompetents or otherwise not sui juris. Y OU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action has been commenced to foreclose a mortgage on the following real property, lying and being and situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: A PORTION OF BLOCK 42 OF THE REPLAT OF BLOCKS 41 THROUGH 44 OF DESOTO CITY, AS PER PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 74 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID BLOCK 42 AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTH RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF 7TH STREET SOUTH WITH THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF LAKE FRONT DRIVE; THENCE ALONG THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF LAKE FRONT DRIVE AND A LONG A CURVE TO THE LEFT AND CONCAVE TO THE EAST AND HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 826.59 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 09 DEGREES 23'27'' AND A CHORD BEARING OF SOUTH 18 DEGREES 07'57'' EAST, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 135.48 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE AND STILL ALONG SAID CURVE AND HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 826.59 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 03 DEGREES 08'34'', AND A CHORD BEARING OF SOUTH 24 DEGREES 23'58'' EAST, AN ARC DISTANCE OF 45.34 FEET TO A POINT OF TANGENCY; THENCE SOUTH 25 DEGREES 58'15'' EAST STILL ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 53.79 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 75 DEGREES 14'07'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 193.59 FEET; THENCE NORTH 41 DEGREES 10'30'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 71.42 FEET; THENCE NORTH 66 DEGREES 03'25'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 210.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. COMMONLY KNOWN AS: 7201 CR 17 S., SEBRING, FL 33870 This action has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, such Morris Hardwick Schneider, LLC, Attorneys for Plaintiff, whose address is 5110 Eisenhower Blvd., Suite 120, Tampa, FL 33634 on or before August 21, 2011, and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on the 30th day of March, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo DEPUTY CLERK ` `In accordance with the American with Disabilities A ct, persons needing a special accommodation in order to participate in this hearing, should contact A DA Coordinator not later than 1 (one) day prior to the proceeding at Florida Rural Legal Service (Highlands), 963 E. Memorial Boulevard, P.O. 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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, April 13, 2011Page 11 A 1993 CHEVYS10 Blazer 4dr, 2wd, 104k, V6, loaded, leather, CD, new brakes & tires. Many new arts with receipts. Must see! 22mpg $2600 obo 863-202-6394 9450Automotive for SaleCHEST -All aluminum with locking lid. 48" long, fits in pickup bed or on a trailer. Very Nice! $140. 863-453-7027 9350Automotive Parts& AccessoriesENCLOSED TRAILER6 x 15. Almost new tires. Single axle. $1,800. Call 863-699-5517 9220Utility Trailers1973 NORTON850 COMMANDO A-1, low miles, *Owner's Manual, One Owner,* RareFind Will Accept reasonable offer. 863-382-8985 or 863-465-9100 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 Transportation2002 EZGOCustom Golf Cart, gas, lots of extras, new mag wheels & tires. Must See Nice! $2700 obo or will trade for an on / off Road Dirt Bike. 863-202-6394 8500Golf Carts R.V. COVERNEW fits trailes 28' 7" to 31' 6". Never opened! A Bargain at $170. 863-453-7027 2001 JAYCOEAGLE 26' 5th Wheeler. Good Shape $6400. 863-381-9159 8400RecreationalVehicles CANOE 14'high Impact, polyethylene hull, 3 seats (insulated cooler, center seat) spare paddle tie down ( or for fishing rod or shotgun) 3 drink holders. Dry storage area. Includes: Minn Kota trolling motor, 2 seat cushions, 4 life jackets, 3 paddles and kayak paddle. Great cond. $380. Call Jay 863-452-6583. 16 FT.Flat Bottom Flats type aluminum with console, 35hp Yamaha motor plus trailer, needs spring service. $1600 obo 863-202-6394 8050Boats & Motors 8000 Recreation NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states tha t all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. DOG GERMANShepherd. 2 yr.old Free to good home. Call 863-452-1777 7520Pets & Supplies MOWER DIXONSpeedztr 36" cut, electric clutch, rear wheels independently driven, by Hydro Gear, 14.5 B&S overhead. valve vertical shaft w/ cast iron cyl. $1450 obo 863-452-5607 LAWN MOWERSnapper / Rider. Runs Good! $200 SOLD! JOHN DEERE'05 4310 w/loader & mower, 4 x 4. $4800. details @ desmdw1@msn.com or 386-246-7461 2009 -Cub Cadet Enforcer commercial 48" Cut, Zero Turn, 300 hrs. Good Shape. $3000 obo 863-202-6394 7400Lawn & GardenPOWER WASHERDeWalt Commercial DP 3750. Perfect cond. on a 4 wheel trailer $1,100. Call 863-452-0393 7380Machinery & Tools SEBRING -MULTI FAMILY SALE! 4021 THOMPSON AVE. FRI & SAT 4/15 & 16, 8AM 2PM. NO JUNK ALL GOOD STUFF. SEBRING -219 Wren Ave. Fri & Sat 4/15 &16, 8am 2pm. Household items, some tools, tools, lamps, TV. Much More! AVON PARKLAKES Down Sizing Sale! 2047 Hartman Rd. (follow sign from corner Stryker Rd. & Olivia. Thur. & Fri. 4/14 & 15, 8am 4pm. Lazy Boy lift chair, diabetic ck. bks, collectibles. door hanging equip, household misc AVON PARKMulti Family Sale! Walker Memorial Academy 1525 W Avon Blvd., Sun. Apr 17th, 7:30 am ? Large sale inside gym. Many items for sale. Also plants & food for sale. AVON PARKMult Family Sale! 2301 N Carpenter Rd. Fri & Sat 4/15 &16, 8am 1pm. Animal supplies, furniture, household items, clothes. Much Much More!A.P. LAKES-MULTI-FAMILYgarage sale Wednesday, April 13, 2510 W. Russ Road, Avon Park, 8:30am-4:00pm. Furniture, lots of misc., collectibles, small appliances, clothing. 7320Garage &Yard Sales TYPEWRITER -Olympica with case. $20 863-655-0342 TIRES -Goodyear Assurance, (4) 195 / 60R15. $100 863-385-3988 SWIVEL ROCKERlite sand color. Like New! $75. Call Richard 863-414-2784 STEREO, CONSOLE& Television console $100. Call 863-453-3032 STAINED GLASS,hobby suppl.. grinder, glass, chopper foil, solderleadless, misc. $100 863-402-2285 METAL DETECTORTechna model DX-1200, rarely used.Works excellent. $20 863-402-2285 LUGGAGE -Swiss Air / many compartments 17". $15. 863-471-2502 FLOOR LAMP/ Modern style / white. $20 863-471-2502 LAWN MOWERBoy self-propelled, 21" cut. $45. Call 863-471-3162 FREEZER 16'upright $75. Call 863-453-3032 DISHWASHER GEProfile. White. Digital display. Worked great, has been stored indoors since 2004. "Scratch & Dent" otherwise like new. $45. 863-873-4939 CALCULATOR XL-121.Good Cond.! $20. 863-655-0342 7310Bargain BuysWASHER &DRYER / WHIRLPOOL Stack, electric 220. Excellent Condition, $425 863-257-1402 7300MiscellaneousPIANOBOSTON5'1 Baby Grand w/bench. Model GP-156. Ebony Polish finish. Excel. cond. $11,000. Call 863-449-0243 7180FurnitureDISHWASHERGEProfile. White. Digital display. Works great-been in safe, indoor storage since 2004. "Scratch & dent" otherwise like new. $45. Andy 863-873-4939 7040Appliances 7000 Merchandise SEBRING (2)Available 3926 Kenilworth Blvd, 1500 sq ft, $550/mo : A/C, office, BA, lg overhead door, near Sebring High School. 640 Park St, 6400 sq ft, $2500/mo : A/C, office, BA, 8 overhead doors, 3 phase electric, fenced yard, near Sebring Parkway. 941-416-2813 AVON PARKLarge Retail/Office Building, 100 E. Main St. A MUST SEE! 863-295-9272 6750Commercial RentalSEBRING -1BR w/bath, furn/unfurn, Satellite, split plan house, share kitchen & laundry room. Full use of home. $400/mo. or $100/wk + dep. 863-304-2849 6400Rooms for Rent SPRING LAKE3BR, 2BA, 2CG, CHA, patio, ceramic tiled liv. room, din. room, kitchen, bath & halls, SS appliances, refrigerator has water on door, micro., W/D hook up. No pets. 863-655-0136 SEBRING -SPRING LAKE AREA. 3/BR, 2/BA on Golf Course. $850 monthly. 1st / last / security / references. Call anytime. 863-273-3704 SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3BR, 2.5BA, 1CG $800/mo. No Smoking, no pets. 863-655-0311 LAKE PLACIDNEAT & CLEAN 2BR, 2BA $475 2BR, 1BA $450 863-465-2924 6300Unfurnished HousesSEBRING 2240Avalon Rd. 3/2 furn. Small animals ok. Near Shopping Center & Senior Club. References $700. first/last. Call 305-387-6863 after 4pm. or 863-237-3129. 6250Furnished Houses LIVE ONDINNER LAKE 12 min. from SFCC. Cute spotless newly painted apartments 1/1 from $350. incl. water & garbage. Efficiency $425. incl. water & garbage maintenance man on call laundry on premises. Small pets w/approval by landlord. $35. app feewe check criminal history. Call for appt. 863-381-3610 or 863-385-8242. LAKE PLACID2/BR, 2/BA Apt / Duplex, Washer / Dryer, screend porch. Excellent Conditio n. Includes water. $500 monthly plus 1 mo. security. 954-695-8348 BEAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING 2BR, 1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping, building 5 yrs. new. Pets OK. $595 month. 3106 Medical Way. 863-446-1822 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. 6200UnfurnishedApartments 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 SEBRING -2BR, 2BA. Tile floors, fresh paint. Includes water. $600/mo. Call Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 2BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING -Downtown on the Circle. Monthy rates starting at $400. payable 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 REDUCED RENTfor doing maintenance. Upstairs furnished apartment. Need references. 863-385-1806. A PFURNISHED APT FOR RENT Avon Mobile Home Park 1350 N Lake Ave 55 Plus Park Sorry No Pets 863-453-3415 6150FurnishedApartmentsSEBRING VILLA3BR, 2BA, 2 car garage. Wood floors, vaulted ceilings, screened porch. Convenient location near Hospital. Gated community, Clubhouse & pool, lawn maint. incl. $900. mo. Call 863-840-1083. Carole Polk 6100Villas & CondosFor RentFOR RENT2br/1ba Duplex. $525. mo. Fenced in back yard. First & last months rent. Call 863-381-6784. 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals SEBRING VILLAGE55 + PARK Must Sell! 2BR, 2BA, furnished, new furniture, enclosed sun room w/ shed & outside patio, $25,000 for more info. Call 863-402-0565. PALM HARBORHOMES Repo's/Used Homes/Short Sales 3 or 4 Bedroom Doublewides Won't Last!! 3,500-40K Call Today! 800-622-2832 A PPARK MODEL FOR SALE Low Lot Rent 55 Plus Park Sorry No Pets 863-449-1072 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesSEBRING NO NEED FOR A BANK! Owner Financing 3BR, 1BA remodeled, NICE HOME! Woodlawn Elem. area. 1243 Fernvale Ave. 863-227-2717 4080Homes for SaleSebring 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial VETERINARY RECEPTIONIST/ASSISTANTneeded for small animal clinic. A compassionate and enthusiastic team player needed for a full time position. Must have a positive attitude and take pride in providing exceptional client service. Multi-tasking, organization, attention to detail & computer skills necessary. Must be able to work flexible hrs. & weekends. Stop by and fill out an application at 11751 Twitty Rd. Sebring 33876. Hours M-F 7:30-6. RESIDENTIAL CLEANINGCo. Needs part time help, 15-25 hrs., week days only. Must be reliable, outgoing & highly motivated. Call 863-414-2244. PAGE DESIGNERIf you enjoy Page Design, this is for you. The News Sun is looking for the right person to help design its news page. Candidates must be expd in Quark and Photoshop, as well as have good news judgment. Able to work quickly with min. supervision is necessary. Exp. in Illustrator and In Design is a plus. This position is 20 hrs. hrs. may be flexible. Send sample of work with resume to: humanresources@new ssun.com or Fax to: 352-365-1951 Attn. Human Resources Director, or drop off at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL. Drug test and background check required. EOE NOW HIRING Electrician. Must have own tools & some experience. Call 863-471-2373 MATH INSTRUCTORS PT positions to teach developmental math (daytime classes). Bachelor's degree in math or related field required. Open until filled. Visit www.southflorida.edu/hr for details. 863-784-7132. EA/EO MATH INSTRUCTORS PT positions to teach developmental math (daytime classes). Bachelor's degree in math or related field required. Open until filled. Visit www.southflorida.edu/hr for details. 863-784-7132. EA/EO 2100Help Wanted LYKES CITRUSMANAGEMENT has an opening for a full time Parts Person at their Basinger Grove Shop. Duties include answering phones, parts, ordering, inventory control, distribution/stocking, invoicing of incoming/outgoing parts, ability to lift 25 lbs. Successful applicants should possess 1 year experience in parts inventory or related field and have computer skills. Lykes Citrus Management Division offers competitive wages and benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and LTD insurance plus paid vacation and holidays. Interested applicants should apply in person at: Lykes Citrus Managemanent Division 490 Buckhorn Road Lorida, Fl. 33857 or 7 Lykes Road Lake Placid, Flo. 33852 Lykes Citrus Management Division is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action/Drug Free Workplace/M/F/D/V HOME CARERN, CNA, PT, OT for local visits in Highlands Great Salary/Excellent benefits Immediate Need!! (863) 401-3550 or fax resume (863) 401-8199 FRONT DESKCLERK (PT), assists hotel & restaurant guests w/reservations, registration & accommodations. Hotel/Restaurant & Cashiering exp. preferred. $8.76/hr. (16-24 hr/wk.) Typical work schedule: Sat. & Sun. 6 am 2 pm. Open until filled. Visit www.southflorida.edu/hr for position announcement. (863) 453-2211. Apply at the HOTEL JACARANDA, 19 E. Main St., Avon Park. EA/EO/Vet. Pref. EXPERIENCED. ROOFERS 863-385-0351 2100Help Wanted LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.

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Page 12ANews-SunWednesday, April 13, 2011www.newssun.com TODAYPartly sunny84 / 59Winds: NNW at 6-12 mphMostly sunny and pleasant86 / 62Winds: SE at 4-8 mphTHURSDAYPartly sunny, a t-storm possible87 / 65Winds: SE at 8-16 mphFRIDAYSunny to partly cloudy and breezy87 / 65Winds: SW at 10-20 mphSATURDAYMostly sunny85 / 63Winds: NE at 10-20 mphSUNDAY City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Thu.Fri.Today Thu. Fri. Washington Washington 64/46 64/46 New York NewYork 54/44 54/44 Miami Miami 86/70 86/70 Atlanta Atlanta 74/48 74/48 Detroit Detroit 61/41 61/41 Houston Houston 83/67 83/67 Chicago Chicago 66/40 66/40 Minneapolis Minneapolis 58/34 58/34 Kansas City KansasCity 75/54 75/54 El Paso ElPaso 83/57 83/57 Denver Denver 55/33 55/33 Billings Billings 54/34 54/34 Los Angeles LosAngeles 65/50 65/50 San Francisco SanFrancisco 58/45 58/45 Seattle Seattle 51/39 51/39 Washington 64/46 New York 54/44 Miami 86/70 Atlanta 74/48 Detroit 61/41 Houston 83/67 Chicago 66/40 Minneapolis 58/34 Kansas City 75/54 El Paso 83/57 Denver 55/33 Billings 54/34 Los Angeles 65/50 San Francisco 58/45 Seattle 51/39 While rain begins to taper to showers across the mid-Atlantic, it will continue to drench New England today. Rainfall amounts exceeding 1 inch in some areas will only exasperate ooding fears along rivers downstream of melting snow. High pressure building in across the South will make for a nice day, with plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures expected. A cold front cutting through the northern Plains and Upper Midwest will spark a few showers while helping to usher in cooler air. U.S. Cities National Forecast for April 13Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Thu.Fri.Today Thu. Fri. World Cities National SummaryCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Thu. Fri. Today Thu. Fri. Weather (W):s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Albuquerque 72/43/s 66/38/s 68/42/s Atlanta 74/48/s 77/55/s 72/54/c Baltimore 64/41/c 68/44/s 67/47/pc Birmingham 75/48/s 79/56/s 74/51/t Boston 46/42/r 59/42/s 50/38/pc Charlotte 73/43/s 75/48/s 70/55/pc Cheyenne 48/29/c 46/23/sh 50/28/pc Chicago 66/40/pc 54/40/t 53/40/r Cleveland 56/38/s 62/40/pc 58/46/t Columbus 62/39/s 69/47/pc 69/49/c Dallas 82/65/s 83/56/t 75/47/s Denver 55/33/c 58/24/sh 58/29/s Detroit 61/41/s 57/37/t 49/42/sh Harrisburg 56/38/r 69/42/s 70/45/pc Honolulu 85/70/sh 83/70/sh 84/70/pc Houston 83/67/pc 83/68/t 83/59/pc Indianapolis 66/46/s 68/49/pc 65/43/c Jackson, MS 80/52/s 81/60/pc 79/51/c Kansas City 75/54/pc 67/44/t 50/33/r Lexington 66/39/s 72/47/pc 72/45/t Little Rock 74/54/s 78/56/pc 75/42/pc Los Angeles 65/50/pc 74/53/s 78/57/s Louisville 70/46/s 75/52/pc 70/47/t Memphis 74/55/s 81/61/pc 74/46/c Milwaukee 60/38/pc 47/34/sh 51/39/r Minneapolis 58/34/c 47/32/c 43/32/sn Nashville 72/44/s 77/54/s 70/46/t New Orleans 80/61/s 80/68/pc 81/61/t New York City 54/44/r 67/48/s 64/48/pc Norfolk 66/49/pc 70/50/s 68/53/pc Oklahoma City 80/56/s 77/42/pc 69/37/pc Philadelphia 58/45/r 68/47/s 66/50/pc Phoenix 84/59/s 84/59/s 90/63/s Pittsburgh 56/36/pc 68/44/s 65/47/t Portland, ME 42/35/r 59/36/pc 51/32/s Portland, OR 55/39/r 51/40/r 52/43/r Raleigh 70/43/s 72/48/s 75/55/pc Rochester 52/35/r 60/34/pc 55/40/pc St. Louis 72/53/s 72/54/pc 66/41/r San Francisco 58/45/pc 61/48/pc 65/53/pc Seattle 51/39/r 50/36/r 51/42/pc Wash., DC 64/46/c 70/50/s 69/51/pc Cape Coral 86/62/pc 84/65/s 87/65/pc Clearwater 82/62/s 85/66/s 85/69/pc Coral Springs 83/67/pc 83/69/pc 85/70/pc Daytona Beach 78/54/s 79/61/s 82/65/pc Ft. Laud. Bch 83/70/pc 83/73/pc 85/73/pc Fort Myers 87/64/pc 85/66/s 87/66/pc Gainesville 84/48/s 85/55/s 83/60/pc Hollywood 86/67/pc 84/70/pc 85/70/pc Homestead AFB 82/69/pc 82/70/pc 83/69/pc Jacksonville 78/49/s 81/57/s 80/61/pc Key West 82/73/pc 82/75/pc 84/75/pc Miami 86/70/pc 82/72/pc 85/71/pc Okeechobee 82/58/pc 82/62/s 84/66/pc Orlando 84/57/s 84/62/s 86/64/pc Pembroke Pines 86/67/pc 85/70/pc 85/70/pc St. Augustine 76/54/s 76/62/s 79/65/pc St. Petersburg 82/62/s 86/66/s 85/69/pc Sarasota 81/59/pc 82/65/s 84/67/pc Tallahassee 82/46/s 85/53/s 82/59/pc Tampa 82/62/s 85/65/s 83/66/pc W. Palm Bch 84/66/pc 81/68/pc 85/72/pc Winter Haven 85/59/s 85/63/s 87/65/pc Acapulco 88/76/t 88/76/s 88/74/pc Athens 65/54/s 65/49/s 66/54/pc Beirut 62/51/s 67/56/pc 70/56/s Berlin 54/36/sh 52/36/r 58/40/sh Bermuda 71/66/s 70/66/pc 72/67/pc Calgary 45/28/pc 43/26/sn 40/30/c Dublin 52/45/r 54/43/sh 57/41/pc Edmonton 42/24/s 34/23/sh 38/24/c Freeport 83/66/pc 82/68/pc 84/69/pc Geneva 57/42/s 58/43/c 59/39/pc Havana 89/65/s 88/67/pc 88/69/pc Hong Kong 81/72/s 81/72/s 83/74/s Jerusalem 56/44/s 65/50/s 72/51/s Johannesburg 70/51/sh 64/49/t 65/50/t Kiev 48/42/sh 46/40/r 44/43/r London 54/43/sh 57/43/pc 61/45/pc Montreal 45/36/r 52/32/pc 43/28/pc Moscow 39/33/sn 43/30/r 47/32/c Nice 69/51/pc 65/53/sh 66/52/sh Ottawa 50/33/r 51/28/pc 45/30/pc Quebec 46/36/r 46/23/pc 39/21/s Rio de Janeiro 92/77/c 91/76/pc 90/76/s Seoul 63/36/s 61/43/c 68/42/pc Singapore 86/77/sh 85/77/sh 86/76/t Sydney 75/53/pc 77/54/pc 74/58/pc Toronto 50/38/c 52/37/pc 52/37/c Vancouver 47/39/r 47/39/r 51/42/pc Vienna 55/41/sh 53/39/sh 56/40/r Warsaw 48/37/sh 53/36/sh 51/37/sh Winnipeg 40/17/pc 45/23/pc 42/24/c A lmanac Readings at Palm Beach High .............................................. 4:55 a.m. Low ............................................. 10:53 a.m. High .............................................. 5:24 p.m. Low ............................................. 11:23 p.m. Partly sunny today. Clear tonight. Mostly sunny and pleasant tomorrow. Friday: partly sunny and warm with a shower or thunderstorm possible. Saturday: sunny to partly cloudy and breezy. Sunday: mostly sunny. Five inches of snow thwarted plans for opening day of the major league baseball season in Boston on April 13, 1933. Snow has fallen on the Massachusetts coast as late as May. Partly sunny today. Winds northwest 6-12 mph. Expect 6-10 hours of sunshine with relative humidity 65% early, 30% in the afternoon and good drying conditions. Clear tonight. Even addresses may water on Thursday and Sunday. Odd addresses may water on Wednesday and Saturday. All watering should take place before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. FullLastNewFirst Apr 17Apr 24May 3May 10 Today Thursday Sunrise 7:05 a.m. 7:04 a.m. Sunset 7:48 p.m. 7:49 p.m. Moonrise 3:18 p.m. 4:22 p.m. Moonset 3:35 a.m. 4:16 a.m. Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. Jacksonville 78/49 Gainesville 84/48 Ocala 82/48 Daytona Beach 78/54 Orlando 84/57 Winter Haven 85/59 Tampa 82/62 Clearwater 82/62 St. Petersburg 82/62 Sarasota 81/59 Fort Myers 87/64 Naples 82/65 Okeechobee 82/58 West Palm Beach 84/66 Fort Lauderdale 83/70 Miami 86/70 Tallahassee 82/46 Apalachicola 77/52 Pensacola 80/58 Key West Avon Park 84/59 Sebring 84/59 Lorida 83/59 Lake Placid 85/59 Venus 85/59 Brighton 84/58 TidesReadings at St. Petersburg High ............................................ 12:15 p.m. Low ............................................... 5:16 a.m. High ............................................ 11:03 p.m. Low ............................................... 5:06 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. 5 9 9 5 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 82/73 Lake Levels Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ............................... 11.57 Normal ...............................................14.51 Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterdayTemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHigh Friday ............................................ 91 Low Friday ............................................. 59 High Saturday ........................................ 93 Low Saturday ......................................... 62 High Sunday .......................................... 93 Low Sunday ........................................... 59 High Monday ......................................... 92 Low Monday .......................................... 60Heat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayRelative humidity .................................. 31% Expected air temperature ....................... 82 Makes it feel like .................................... 80BarometerSaturday .............................................30.08 Sunday ................................................30.02 Monday ...............................................29.96PrecipitationSaturday .............................................0.00 Sunday ................................................0.00 Monday ...............................................0.00 Month to date ..................................... 1.54 Year to date ......................................... 9.38

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SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Wednesday, April 13, 2011 NASCAR This WeekPage 3 B News-Sun photo courtesy of KIM GAUGE R Despite the draining schedule of late, Jayme Faircloth and the Lady Blue Streaks arent lacking in effort. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Though Brad Harrison had a run-scoring single Saturday, key hits with runners on have been lacking lately for the SFCC Panthers. By LAUREN WELBORN Special to the News-SunOne trait every athlete n eeds is stamina. Stamina a llows the body to endure p hysical activity for a longer p eriod of time, and the S ebring Lady Blue Streaks h ave certainly proven just h ow significant stamina is to t he game of softball. In the span of one week, S ebring found itself with a m ultitude of games compacte d within a short period of t ime, culminating in last F ridays 12-0 win at Liberty. Considering it was the L ady Streaks second game of t he day and third in two days, i t seemed an odd time for the recently silent bats to wake up a sign of that stamina. Up 5-0 in the sixth, Sebring put up a touchdown and the pitching and defense held over the final Charger at bat to mercifully end this district win early by the mercy rule, 12-0. Merciful because due to recent rain outs, the ladies had to make a trip to Osceola earlier in the day, less than 24 hours after taking one on the chin at home to Haines City. Friday hadnt started well, as with the team set to leave by 1 p.m. for the trip to face the Lady Kowboys, a bomb threat delayed things and left the girls with barely enough time to get some lunch before hopping on the bus. The hectic circumstances didnt seem to effect the pitching of Kat Ostrander or the Blue Streak defense as they held Osceola, one of the district front-runners, to just three runs. It seemed, however, that the bats must have been left on the bus as nary a run came across in the 3-0 loss. Apoint head coach Joe Sinness couldnt have been pleased about, considering his squad had barely evaded being shut out in the Thursday night home game Busy week for Lady Streaks See SEBRING, page 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Z ac Morris signed a scholarship to Florida Tech in Melbourne Tuesday, as he will be part of the inagural season for the new Panther program. With Morris on his big day were, back row, left to right: Sebring Principal Toni Stivender, Blue Streak Head Football Coach LaVaar Scott and Sebring Athletic Director Terry Quarles. Front row: mother Betty Morris, Z ac, father David Morris and brother Sidney Hawes. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comIf recent weeks had seen a plethora of nail-biting, hairgraying one run games, a more recent development sure hasnt eased the nerves for the South Florida baseball Panthers. Citing that his team had left a small village of runners on base of late, Saturdays loss to visiting State College of Florida saw a population explosion in that village. And while they were able to bring a few more home Monday, the team still left 10 on, six in scoring position, in an 8-6 loss to the Manatees. At the end of the day they showed why they are the better team, head coach Rick Hitt said. They hit three balls out of the ball park that accounted for five runs and they made the key plays. We did a better job and I thought our hitters worked hard to make some things happen, we are just one bat short it seems, day-to-day. But if you thought leaving 10 on in what turned out to be a two-run game was something, Saturday added to that frustration in a 4-1 loss to State. After an ugly first couple of innings saw Andres Pops Lopez have one of his rare bad starts and give t he Manatees a 4-0 lead, thin gs got back on track. Corey Topa came on in relief with one out in t he third and would go the rest of the way, quelling any and a ll scoring threats for the rest of the game. The bullpen was ou tstanding, Hitt said. (Top a) came in and kept us there a ll day, but we just couldnt g et the job done offensively. The team was certain ly getting people on with reg ularity, loading the bases in three of the first four innin gs and getting two on in t he other. And yet, with all that tra ffic out there, none was co nverted into a score leavin g 14 runners on in four innin gs and still looking up at a 4 -0 deficit. South Florida finally bro ke into the scoring column in the seventh, as Kyle Newto n ripped a one-out doub le down the left-field line an d was brought home one o ut later on a Brad Harrison si ngle. Logan Hunter follow ed with a double to the left-fie ld fence to put runners on se cond and third, but again, a big hit wouldnt come. Were just not getting t he A Panther plight See SFCC, page 4B By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Even in the game of football, you dont need to be the biggest, the fastest or the strongest to succeed. But if you arent, you need that other secret ingredient heart. The fact that Blue Streak linebacker Zac Morris signed a scholarship to play at Florida Tech on Tuesday is proof of that. For three years hes been the hardest worker weve had in the weight room, newly named Sebring head coach LaVaar Scott who has been Morrisdefensive coach the past three years. He shows that hard work, mental toughness and playing with heart is all that matters. Morris had taken a look at a few other schools, namely Graceland in Iowa and Lambuth in Tennessee, but it was Florida where he would decide to stay. The opportunity for the education was a big thing , he said. I want to go into t he sports management progra m there. Staying close to fami ly was another thing th at helped. Though his dad, Davi d, enjoyed the process. It was neat visiting t he other schools, he said. It gave me a chance to see som e parts of the country I mig ht not have gotten to see. But he was grateful whe re Zac decided to play. I just enjoy watching hi m play, he said. So its ni ce that hell be there and I c an get up to more than a fe w games. And his hard-workin g ways may well get him a chance, though Scott, wh o played collegiately at t he University of Miami, know s it will take a little more. Hell have to push ev en further, Scott said. At th at next level, its about goin g beyond what the coach es Zac Morris heading up to Melbourne See MORRIS, page 4B As I See It Rodney BarretoFWC Chairman Florida attracts people w ho enjoy the outdoors: a nglers trying to lure the big o ne, birdwatchers waiting in s ilence, kids trying to catch a glimpse of everything from m anatees and alligators to M ickey Mouse, retirees who s aved a lifetime to come d own, and people from all w alks of life wanting to e njoy our warm rays and v ast outdoor recreational o pportunities. Our state is known for h osting millions of visitors e ach year some 41 million, t o be exact. We are lucky to live in a s tate that affords us the o pportunity to enjoy the outd oors most months of the Floridas outdoors has positive impact See FLORIDA, page 4B

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Dunning TributeAVON PARK On Monday, April 25, South Florida Community College will honor the memory of the first coach in school history, Coach Dunning Terrell. Coach Terrell coached basketball and baseball at what was then SFJC from 19661974, and continued to teach physical education until he retired in 1986. Coach Terrell started the mens basketball and baseball programs in 1966 even before SFJC had a gym on campus. Several of Coach Terrells former players still live in the Heartland area. SFCC Athletics will pay tribute to the family of Coach Terrell by recognizing his daughter Judy and their family at a short mound ceremony prior to the game against State College of Florida. State College of Florida head baseball coach Tim Hill will be in attendance as well, a former colleague of coach Terrell from his days at SFJC. SFCC would like to invite all former players of Coach Terrell, colleagues, as well as family and friends to come out this night to be a part of this tribute. Game time is 6 p.m. and the ceremony will start at 5:45.SYFS BBQ and registrationSEBRING Sebring Youth Fastpitch Softball is hosting our 2nd Annual BBQ Fundraiser and Tournament on Saturday, April 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The BBQ Lunch is $7 and will include a Pulled Pork Sandwich, Baked Beans, Coleslaw, Cookies and a glass of tea. Pick up your meal to go or stay and watch our girls play while you eat. For further information, please email dmcmanus64@embarqmail.com or call (863) 546-0201. Sebring Youth Fastpitch Softball is also conducting registrations for girls ages 10 to 15 now through April 1. Registration is $65 for the first child / $45 for any siblings. For further information, please visit us on Facebook, check out our website at www.eteamz.com/sebringyouthfastpitchsoftball, email us at dmcmanus64@embarqmail.com or call (863) 546-0201.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 at 385-4736. Business entry of two-persons plus a hole sign for a total of $200 is available for the first time this year. All Rotary club members are urged to support participate in the event that benefits local Rotary charity projects. Business hole signs for $100 are also available by contacting Chet via email or phone. YMCA Sign-UpsSEBRING The Highlands County YMCAand Eagles Football is doing sign-ups for Youth Flag Football ages 5 14. Healthy Kids Day is Saturday, April 1 6 from 9am to 1pm. Lifeguard Certification Class sign-up s are taking place now for an April 25-30 class.APProject GraduationAVONPARK The APHSProject Graduation 2011 Benefit Golf Tournament will be held Saturday, May 21 at 8:30 a.m. at River Greens Golf Course. The flighted, four-person scramble costs $60 per person and includes green s fee, cart, lunch and prizes. In addition to the action, there will be mulligans, a 50/50 and raffles for purchase the day of the tournament. The grand prize raffle is for a round o f golf for two at Doral Golf Resort and Spa. Tee sign sponsorships are going for $50, for a sign and player, it is $100. For more information, contact Suzie Gentry at 446-7368.SFCC Summer Youth CampsAVONPARK South Florida Panthe r Baseball will be holding Summer Youth Camps from June 13-16 and June 20-23 for children aged 6-13. Each camp runs from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and costs $80 per camp or $150 fo r both. Registration and sign-in begin at 8 a.m. with the camp to follow, including baseball fundamentals, position instruction, station rotation, games, swimming pool time and a camp T-shirt. SFCC head coach Rick Hitt will serv e as camp director with Panther assistant coach Andy Polk and members of the Panther baseball team will be on hand a s instructors. Campers should bring their individua l baseball attire as well as a bathing suit and towel. The camps will be held at the SFCC Panther field at the Highlands County campus in Avon Park. For more information, call Coach Hit t at the following campus phone numbers at extension 7036: Avon Park/Sebring, 453-6661; Lake Placid, 465-5300; Arcadia, 494-7500; Wauchula, 773-2252.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 tw o green signs; Gold Sponsor $300 includ es one team of four golfers, one green sign; Silver Sponsor $150 includes one green sign, one tee sign; Bronze Sponsor $10 0 includes one green sign. Individual player $60 includes gree n 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. EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB y-Boston5526.679 x-New York4238.5251212x-Philadelphia4140.50614 New Jersey2457.29631 Toronto2259.27233 Southeast Division WLPctGB y-Miami5724.704 x-Orlando5130.6306 x-Atlanta4437.54313 Charlotte3348.40724 Washington2358.28434 Central Division WLPctGB z-Chicago6020.750 x-Indiana3744.4572312Milwaukee3447.4202612Detroit 2952.3583112Cleveland1863.2224212WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB z-San Antonio6119.763 x-Dallas5625.691512x-Memphis4634.57515 x-New Orleans4635.5681512Houston4239.5191912Northwest Division WLPctGB y-Oklahoma City5526.679 x-Denver5031.6175 x-Portland4733.588712Utah 3843.46917 Minnesota1764.21038 Pacific Division WLPctGB y-L.A. Lakers5525.688 Phoenix3942.4811612Golden State3546.4322012L.A. Clippers3150.3832412Sacramento2457.2963112x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ___ Mondays Games Miami 98, Atlanta 90 Charlotte 105, New Jersey 103 Orlando 95, Philadelphia 85 Washington 95, Boston 94, OT Cleveland 110, Detroit 101 Milwaukee 93, Toronto 86 Utah 90, New Orleans 78 Dallas 98, Houston 91, OT Denver 134, Golden State 111 Phoenix 135, Minnesota 127, OT Oklahoma City 120, Sacramento 112 Tuesdays Games Chicago at New York, late Memphis at Portland, late San Antonio at L.A. Lakers, late Wednesdays Games Denver at Utah, 8 p.m. New Jersey at Chicago, 8 p.m. New Orleans at Dallas, 8 p.m. Houston at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. New York at Boston, 8 p.m. Atlanta at Charlotte, 8 p.m. Washington at Cleveland, 8 p.m. Indiana at Orlando, 8 p.m. Detroit at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Miami at Toronto, 8 p.m. Portland at Golden State, 10:30 p.m. Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 10:30 p.m. San Antonio at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Sacramento, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA y-Philadelphia472312106259223 x-Pittsburgh49258106238199 x-N.Y. Rangers4433593233198 New Jersey3839581174209 N.Y. Islanders30391373229264 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA y-Boston462511103246195 x-Montreal4430896216209 x-Buffalo43291096245229 Toronto37341185218251 Ottawa32401074192250 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA z-Washington482311107224197 x-Tampa Bay462511103247240 Carolina40311191236239 Atlanta34361280223269 Florida30401272195229WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA y-Detroit472510104261241 x-Nashville44271199219194 x-Chicago4429997258225 St. Louis38331187240234 Columbus34351381215258 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA z-Vancouver54199117262185 Calgary41291294250237 Minnesota3935886206233 Colorado3044868227288 Edmonton25451262193269 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA y-San Jose48259105248213 x-Anaheim4730599239235 x-Phoenix43261399231226 x-Los Angeles4630698219198 Dallas42291195227233 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot z-clinched conference ___ Sundays Games Detroit 4, Chicago 3 New Jersey 3, Boston 2 Pittsburgh 5, Atlanta 2 Colorado 4, Edmonton 3, OT Minnesota 5, Dallas 3 NHL Playoffs FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary)EASTERN CONFERENCEWashington vs. New York Rangers Wednesday: N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 15: N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17: Washington at N.Y. Rangers, 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 20: Washington at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, April 23: N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 3 p.m. x-Monday, April 25: Washington at N.Y. Rangers, TBD x-Wednesday, April 27: N.Y. Rangers at Washington, TBD Philadelphia vs. Buffalo Thursday, April 14: Buffalo at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 16: Buffalo at Philadelphia, 5 p.m. Monday, April 18: Philadelphia at Buffalo, 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 20: Philadelphia at Buffalo, 7:30 p.m. x-Friday, April 22: Buffalo at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. x-Sunday, April 24: Philadelphia at Buffalo, 3 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 26: Buffalo at Philadelphia, TBD Boston vs. Montreal Thursday, April 14: Montreal at Boston, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16: Montreal at Boston, 7 p.m. Monday, April 18: Boston at Montreal, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21: Boston at Montreal, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, April 23: Montreal at Boston, 7 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 26: Boston at Montreal, TBD x-Wednesday, April 27: Montreal at Boston TBD Pittsburgh vs. Tampa Bay Wednesday: Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Friday, April 15: Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Monday, April 18: Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20: Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, April 23: Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, TBD x-Monday, April 25: Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, TBD x-Wednesday, April 27: Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, TBDWESTERN CONFERENCEVancouver vs. Chicago Wednesday: Chicago at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Friday, April 15: Chicago at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Sunday, April 17: Vancouver at Chicago, 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 19: Vancouver at Chicago, 8 p.m. x-Thursday, April 21: Chicago at Vancouver, 10 p.m. x-Sunday, April 24: Vancouver at Chicago, 7:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 26: Chicago at Vancouver, TBD San Jose vs. Los Angeles Thursday, April 14: Los Angeles at San Jose, 10 p.m. Saturday, April 16: Los Angeles at San Jose, 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 19: San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21: San Jose at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. x-Saturday, April 23: Los Angeles at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. x-Monday, April 25: San Jose at Los Angeles, TBD x-Wednesday, April 27: Los Angeles at San Jose, TBD Detroit vs. Phoenix Wednesday: Phoenix at Detroit, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16: Phoenix at Detroit, 1 p.m. Monday, April 18: Detroit at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20: Detroit at Phoenix, 10:30 p.m. x-Friday, April 22: Phoenix at Detroit, 7 p.m. x-Sunday, April 24: Detroit at Phoenix, TBD x-Wednesday, April 27: Phoenix at Detroit, TBD Anaheim vs. Nashville Wednesday: Nashville at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m. Friday, April 15: Nashville at Anaheim, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, April 17: Anaheim at Nashville, 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 20: Anaheim at Nashville, 8:30 p.m. x-Friday, April 22: Nashville at Anaheim, 10 p.m. x-Sunday, April 24: Anaheim at Nashville, TBD x-Tuesday, April 26: Nashville at Anaheim, TBDAMERICAN LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Baltimore63.667 New York54.5561 Toronto55.500112Boston 28.200412Tampa Bay28.200412Central Division WLPctGB Cleveland82.800 Kansas City63.667112Chicago 64.6002 Minnesota36.333412Detroit 37.3005 West Division WLPctGB Texas 91.900 Los Angeles55.5004 Oakland 55.5004 Seattle 37.3006 ___ Sundays Games Kansas City 9, Detroit 5 Texas 3, Baltimore 0 Oakland 5, Minnesota 3 Chicago White Sox 6, Tampa Bay 1 L.A. Angels 3, Toronto 1 Cleveland 6, Seattle 4 Boston 4, N.Y. Yankees 0 Mondays Games Texas 2, Detroit 0 Tampa Bay 16, Boston 5 Oakland 2, Chi White Sox 1, 10 innings Cleveland 4, L.A. Angels 0 Seattle 8, Toronto 7 Tuesdays Games Texas at Detroit, late Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, late Tampa Bay at Boston, late Kansas City at Minnesota, late Oakland at Chicago White Sox, late Cleveland at L.A. Angels, late Toronto at Seattle, late Wednesdays Games Texas (Bush 0-0) at Detroit (Scherzer 20), 1:05 p.m. Kansas City (Davies 0-1) at Minnesota (Liriano 0-2), 1:10 p.m. Oakland (Anderson 0-1) at Chicago White Sox (Danks 0-1), 2:10 p.m. Toronto (Drabek 1-0) at Seattle (Vargas 0-1), 3:40 p.m. Baltimore (Bergesen 0-1) at N.Y. Yankees (P.Hughes 0-1), 7:05 p.m. Cleveland (C.Carrasco 1-1) at L.A. Angels (E.Santana 0-1), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Shields 0-1) at Boston (Lackey 1-1), 7:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Philadelphia72.778 Florida54.5562 Washington45.4443 Atlanta46.400312New York46.400312Central Division WLPctGB Cincinnati73.700 Chicago55.5002 Milwaukee55.5002 Pittsburgh55.5002 St. Louis46.4003 Houston28.2005 West Division WLPctGB Colorado72.778 Los Angeles64.600112Arizona 45.4443 San Diego45.4443 San Francisco46.400312___ Sundays Games Washington 7, N.Y. Mets 3, 11 innings Colorado 6, Pittsburgh 5 Philadelphia 3, Atlanta 0 Houston 7, Florida 1 Milwaukee 6, Chicago Cubs 5 San Diego 7, L.A. Dodgers 2 St. Louis 6, San Francisco 1 Arizona 10, Cincinnati 8 Mondays Games Colorado 7, N.Y. Mets 6 Chicago Cubs 5, Houston 4 St. Louis 8, Arizona 2 Cincinnati 3, San Diego 2 L.A. Dodgers 6, San Francisco 1 Tuesdays Games Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, late Philadelphia at Washington, late Colorado at N.Y. Mets, late Florida at Atlanta, late Chicago Cubs at Houston, late St. Louis at Arizona, late Cincinnati at San Diego, late L.A. Dodgers at San Francisco, late Wednesdays Games Cincinnati (T.Wood 1-1) at San Diego (Stauffer 0-1), 6:35 p.m. Milwaukee (Wolf 0-2) at Pittsburgh (Maholm 0-1), 7:05 p.m. Philadelphia (Halladay 1-0) at Washington (Lannan 1-0), 7:05 p.m. Colorado (De La Rosa 1-0) at N.Y. Mets (Dickey 1-1), 7:10 p.m. Florida (Jo.Johnson 1-0) at Atlanta (T.Hudson 2-0), 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Zambrano 1-0) at Houston (W.Rodriguez 0-1), 8:05 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 0-1) at Arizona (I.Kennedy 1-0), 9:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 0-1) at San Francisco (J.Sanchez 0-1), 10:15 p.m. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid THURSDAY: Baseball at Mulberry,7 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball vs.Frostproof,7 p.m.; Softball at Moore Haven,5/7 p.m.; Track and Field at Districts,Poincianna,TBA MONDAY,April 18: Softball at District Tournament,Frostproof,TBA Sebring THURSDAY: Baseball at Lake Wales,7 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball at Haines City,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Frostproof,6:30 p.m. MONDAY,April 18: Softball at District Tournament,Lake Wales,TBA TUESDAY,April 19: Baseball at Lake Placid,7 p.m.; Softball at District Tournament, Lake Wales,TBA SFCC TODAY: Baseball vs.State College of Florida,6 p.m. THURSDAY: Softball vs.Polk State College,5 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball vs.Polk State College,6 p.m. SATURDAY: Baseball at Polk State College,1 p.m. Avon Park THURSDAY: Baseball at Frostproof,7 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball at Tenoroc,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Hardee,5:30/7:30 p.m. MONDAY,April 18: Baseball vs.Santa Fe Catholic,7 p.m.; Softball at District Tournament,Frostproof,TBA M M A A J J O O R R L L E E A A G G U U E E B B A A S S E E B B A A L L L L W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Philadelphia at Washington . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 7 7 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 8 8 p p . m m . Chicago Cubs at Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . W W G G N NT TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Minnesota at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NM M A A J J O O R R L L E E A A G G U U E E S S O O C C C C E E R R T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 1 1 1 1 p p . m m . Chicago at Portland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2Times, games, channels all subject to change G G O O L L F F T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 9 9 a a . m m . EuroPGA Malaysian Open . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . PGA Valero Texas Open . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . PGA Fresh Express Classic . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FN N B B A A W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Atlanta at Charlotte . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Memphis at L.A. Clippers . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N LIVESPORTSONTV NBA NHL Major League Baseball Page 2BNews-Sun Wednesday, April 13, 2011www.newssun.co m

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 13, 2011Page 3B If you have a question or comment, write: NASCAR This Week, c/o The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, NC 28053 or send an e-mail to mdutton@gastongazette.com One consequence of the new points system is a wild week-toweek change in the standings. This, of course, will subside as the season runs its course, but the erratic nature of the standings will increase again when the Chase begins. Entering the Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas, Brad Keselowski had led a total of 59 laps in 59 Sprint Cup races. He greatly increased that ratio by leading 32 at TMS. Already this season, points leader Carl Edwards has a first, two seconds and (at Texas) a third. The latest Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway was hardly a classic, but the one before, in November 2010, was probably the tracks most eventful. Edwards Nationwide win marked the rst trip to victory lane by a Mustang in the series. Over two seasons, Jimmie Johnson hasnt won any of the past 15 races, which would not be considered much of a concern by any other driver. Paul Menard nished fth for the second time this season and has three nishes in the top 10. The new ride at Richard Childress Racing seems to have made all the difference for Menard, who is a surprising 11th in points. Denny Hamlin, who nearly won the championship last year, languished 20th in points after yet another subpar showing at a track where he prospered in 2010. Somehow Tony Stewart moved into the top 10 in points in spite of a 12th-place Texas nish that could have and should have been much better. After the rst two races, Bobby Labonte stood seventh in points. He is now 23rd. Whos hot: Matt Kenseths Texas victory enabled him to improve from ninth to third in the Sprint Cup points. ... Third place lifted Carl Edwards to the top spot, nine ahead of Kyle Busch. Whos not: Mark Martin crashed at Texas and fell from 10th to 15th in points. ... The good news for Jeff Burton was moving up three spots; the bad news was that he remained 25th. Kenseth V E R S U SThe Samsung Mobile 500s final caution flag waved as a result of the crash on lap 215 that relegated Truex to 35th place. Martin Truex Jr. pointed a finger at Brad Keselowski, who escaped the melee that also sidelined Mark Martin and Regan Smith. We were going to battle to a decent finish tonight, said Truex. We sure didnt need to be wrecked. The (Keselowski) checked up in front of me, I checked up and got hit from behind. NASCAR This Weeks Monte Dutton gives his take: Its not surprising that it happened. Its surprising it doesnt happen more.TRUEX JR. VS. KESELOWSKIBy Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekFORT WORTH, Texas Some think Dodges Sprint Cup program pales in comparison with others. It cant be proven by Kurt Busch. The 2004 Sprint (though then Nextel) Cup champion is fifth in the current standings. The only other regularly competing Dodge drivers are Kurts teammate, Brad Keselowski, and Robby Gordon. They are 22nd and 31st, respectively. What NASCAR always strives for is the parity amongst manufacturers, the teams, of course, said Kurt Busch. It could be just random circumstances that we have the situation we have with points right now. For us being the only Dodge, we have to go out and carry that banner the best we can, make sure theyre being held up to the standard that they need to be, and [are] comparable with the rest of the group. The bottom line Tony Stewart said he knows that Kimi Raikkonen is an exceptional talent. But this is different. Im not interested in having Kimi (Raikkonen) right now, said Stewart. Theres no doubt that he can drive a race car and has a lot of talent, but hes got to drive a stock car quite a while before were going to look at somebody like him to jump in a car. Forecast the same Stewart and Kurt Busch were among many drivers who see no reason for the April 17 race at Talladega to be much different than the Daytona 500. I think it will be identical to Daytona, actually, said Stewart, maybe even more guys being wider. Its a wider track so, instead of just three wide, you might be able to get guys four wide, even there, pretty comfortable. Were going to see that same style draft, said Busch. The two-car draft is just so potent. I mean, any time you can tell a race-car driver he can go four seconds faster a lap and give him the recipe on how to do it, hes going to go and put it into play, [and] thats that two-car draft. Not much Mark Martin has been around much longer than most of his peers. As such, he knows more about race cars from a mechanical perspective. Does that make a difference? It matters a whole lot less now, he said. Question without answer A comely speedway employee interviewed fans before the race, with snappy responses shown on the tracks network of video boards. Sample question: Would you rather eat a fried cockroach or pick Dale Earnhardt Jr.s nose? itthththit Kurt hoists the Dodge ag ... almost alone By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekFORT WORTH, Texas When the Sprint Cup Series moves from one track to another oh, say, Martinsville to Fort Worth to Talladega a lot changes and a lot doesnt. Or said Mark Martin, who has seen them all innumerable times. Texas has its own personality, said Mark Martin entering the Samsung Mobile 500. Its fast, and its flat for as fast as it is. It doesnt have a lot of banking in relation to the speed that youre able to make around it. Its amazing. Its a great place to race, the location as well as the facility. They put a lot of money into this place, and I think it represents our sport well. But its just another track, which, in that rather general sense, makes it like Martinsville, where Martin, 52, finished 10th on April 3. Its the same as Martinsville, he said. Youre almost a wreck at Martinsville, and youre almost a wreck here. If youre not almost a wreck, then youre not driving fast enough. The miles an hour [arent] what scare you. Its the loss of control. Martin knows what its like to finish first, second, third, fourth and fifth at Texas Motor Speedway and at most every other track. Hes taken his lumps, too, which proved to be the case in the Samsung Mobile 500, where Martin found his No. 5 Chevy collected in a crash. He wound up 36th. In the seasons first six races, Martin finished no better than 10th (twice) and no worse than 20th. That consistency was good enough to rank him 10th in the points standings until the Texas catastrophe dropped him to 15th. Martin said the difference between first and 20th isnt as great as it seems. Theres a little bit in speed and a little bit in track position, but the cars are relatively close nowadays, he said. You squeeze every ounce of time out of every single component in the whole sport. You cant leave anything alone. Youve got to squeeze every bit of it from pit-road speed to pit stops to restarts to handling and everything. As such, Martin believes victory, not to mention the finishes better than 10th, will come in its own sweet time.Martins Been There BeforeVeteran driver using what he knows about the tracksJohn Clark/NASCAR This WeekMark Martins been around the track a few times, and his take on each track comes from a seasoned career of races on the Cup circuit. MARK MARTIN SPRINT CUP SERIESNo. 5 GODADDY.COM CHEVROLETLee Petty In FocusThe Speed cable/satellite channel debuts its profile of Lee Petty, one of this years NASCAR Hall of Fame inductees, on April 15. Describing the type of grandfather Lee Petty was is tough because racing was all he cared about, said Kyle Petty. If you didnt race, that was OK, but get out of the way because he was going to the race. He was a typical grandfather. I had two grandfathers and they were pretty much the same. They were from that generation from the Depression and I dont think they ever told anyone they loved them. I dont think they ever hugged another guy in their life. They were just tough guys who knew what the value of a dollar was and knew that providing for their families was the most important thing. From that perspective, he was a really good grandfather because he worried about the family more than anything else. Truex Jr. Keselowski Cutting BackThis Week welcomes letters to the editor, but please be aware that we have room for only a few each week. Well do our best to select the best, but individual replies are impossible due to the bulk of mail received. Please do not send stamped and self-addressed envelopes with your letters, which should be addressed to: NASCAR This Week, The Gaston Gazette, P.O. Box 1538, Gastonia, N.C. 28053. Dear NASCAR This Week, I, for one, can tell you that instead of forking out $125 per ticket and another $160 for a camping spot with no hookups, I, and my RV, were camped in a Virginia State Park at $25 per night with water and electric hookups watching the races (at Bristol Motor Speedway) via DirecTV. Much cheaper, much more relaxed, and I didnt have some idiot behind me spilling beer all over me. Gone are the years that we planned our vacation around Bristol race week. I have four more vacation days to plan elsewhere, and I get to keep the $500-$700 that we spent each year at Bristol. The only race we will attend this year is the [Sprint] All Star Race, and thats only because my boss gave me tickets for Christmas. The All-Star Race was another race we attended for 14 years straight, and now Im only going because the tickets were given to me. Thats my two cents of where my RV is these days, and apparently a lot of others have theirs elsewhere as well Christi Metcalf Lynchburg, Va. It is obvious that you are not alone. Burton 16.5/Front2/Backstretch18 Banking in turns 1-433Distance:.................2.66-mile oval Length of frontstretch:. ....4,300 ft. Length of backstretch:. ....4,000 ft. Miles/Laps:.....500 mi. = 188 laps April 17Oct. 23PIT ROADTURN1TURN2TURN3FINI SHS TAR TTURN4TALLADEGA DATA TALLADEGA DATA Race:Aarons 499 Where: Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway (2.66 mi.), 188 laps/500.08 miles. When: Sunday, April 17 Last years winner: Kevin Harvick, Chevy. Qualifying record: Bill Elliott, Ford, 212.809 mph, April 30, 1987. Race record: Mark Martin, Ford, 188.354 mph, May 10, 1997. Last week: Matt Kenseth dominated the Samsung Mobile 500 at Texas Motor Speedway, easily outdistancing runner-up Clint Bowyer for the 19th victory of his career. Kenseths Ford teammate, Carl Edwards, finished third and assumed the points lead. Race: Aarons 312 Where: Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway (2.66 mi.), 117 laps/311.22 miles. When: Saturday, April 16. Last years winner: Brad Keselowski, Dodge. Qualifying record: Joe Nemechek, Chevy, 193.517 mph, April 24, 1997. Race record: Mark Martin, Ford, 168.937 mph, April 26, 1997. Last week: Carl Edwards victory at Texas Motor Speedway was doubly significant because it was the first series victory for a Mustang. Brad Keselowski took second place in his Dodge Challenger. Race: Bully Hill Vineyards 200 Where: Nashville Superspeedway, Lebanon, Tenn. (1.333 mi.), 150 laps/199.95 miles. When: Friday, April 22. Last years winner: Kyle Busch, Toyota Qualifying record: Erik Darnell, Ford, 162.116 mph, Aug. 12, 2006. Race record: Scott Riggs, Dodge, 132.466 mph, Aug. 10, 2001. Last race: Chevy driver Johnny Sauter passed Kyle Busch, in a Toyota, and went on to win the Kroger 250 at Martinsville Speedway. It marked career victory No. 3 for the Necedah, Wis., driver.SPRINT CUP NATIONWIDE CAMPING WORLD TRUCK All times EasternSprint CupAarons 499, 1 p.m., SundayNationwide SeriesAarons 312, 3 p.m., SaturdayTruck SeriesBully Hill Vineyards 200, 8 p.m., April 22 AlltimesEaster n 2011 STANDINGSSprint Cup Pts.1. Carl Edwards 256 2. Kyle Busch 9 3. Matt Kenseth 13 Jimmie Johnson 13 5. Kurt Busch 16 6. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 21 7. Ryan Newman 23 8. Juan Montoya 24 9. Kevin Harvick 28 10. Tony Stewart 43 11. Paul Menard 47 12. Clint Bowyer 55Nationwide Series1. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 218 2. Jason Leffler 14 3. Justin Allgaier 24 4. Elliott Sadler 30 Reed Sorenson 30 6. Aric Almirola 31 7. Trevor Bayne 37 8. Brian Scott 45 9. Kenny Wallace 54 10. Mike Bliss 68Camping World Truck Series1. Johnny Sauter 150 2. Matt Crafton -5 3. Timothy Peters 7 Cole Whitt 7 5. Ron Hornaday Jr. 9 6. Clay Rogers 19 7. Austin Dillon 20 8. Todd Bodine 28 9. Max Papis 29 10. Miguel Paludo 41 The Right ComboIn the mid-1970s, the combination of driver Buddy Baker and owner Bud Moore formed an unbeatable combination at what was then Alabama International Motor Speedway (now Talladega Superspeedway). When Baker took the checkered flag in three consecutive races, he beat the best. On May 4, 1975, the runner-up was David Pearson. On Aug. 17, 1975, Richard Petty finished second. On May 2, 1976, Baker outdueled Cale Yarborough.

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Page 4BNews-SunWednesday, April 13, 2011www.newssun.com Special to the News-SunSEBRING The H ighlands Youth Football a nd Cheer Organization ( HYF) will be having a Car W ash fundraiser at Advanced A uto Parts at the corner of U S 27 and the Sebring P arkway on Saturday, April 2 3, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. All monies earned or d onated will be used to purc hase equipment and unif orms for the boys and girls. HYF is a new league to S ebring and is looking forw ard to providing a rewarding youth sports program to foster these boys and girls to develop sportsmanship, physical fitness and build their self esteem as well as provide them an opportunity to be part of a team. The team name is the Highlands Eagles and team colors are black, yellow and white. Come on down and get registered while your car is being washed. HYF will also be offering registration during our car wash for cheerleaders and football players. Any registered player that needs to turn in registration information or payment can come to the car wash to do so. Several of our coaches and board members will be there to meet or answer any questions you may have. Available for Ages 5 15 years old (8th Grade maximum). Registration fees are $75 each for Football and Cheer or $65 each if you are signing up multiple children, Limited spots are available for Mighty-Mite, Pee Wee and Junior Varsity Divisions Flag and Varsity players are needed. All divisions are open for Cheerleading Please come on down to support your youth football organization. For football, please call Tim Hooks at 414-2873, Cliff Howell at 253-7070 or Becky Grippo at 381-9760 for Cheerleading. Highlands Youth Football Car Wash Special to the News-SunSEBRING Aleague meeting for Highlands County softball teams has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 19, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Highlands County Sports Complex off Sheriffs Tower Road. Leagues will begin playing again on Monday, May 9. Open registration for all adult softball players, m en and women, is ongoin g until April 26. The charge is $350 an d a $15 sanction fee. If you are interested in playing organized softba ll, please sign up at t he Highlands County Spor ts Complex. For more informatio n, please contact D an Jamison at the Highlan ds County Sports Compl ex (863) 402-6755. County Softball Meeting This summer the South Florida Community Colle ge volleyball program has more camps to offer than ev er before. Listed below you will see opportunities for sand an d indoor camps. If there is a camp date that you could attend but t he age group is different than yours please call and speci al arrangements could be made. Individual private sessions for indoor and sand a re available year-round. Call/Email to schedule today! June 2011 Sand: 13th-16th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 8:3 010:30 a.m. (Grades 9-12) $60 Indoor: 13th16th (4 days) Monday-Thursda y, 11:30-1:30 p.m. (Grades 5-12) $60 Attend Both Sand and Indoor camps June 13-16t h: $100 July 2011 Sand: 11th -14th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 8:30 10:30 a.m. (Grades 9-12) $60 Indoor: 11th-14th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 11:3 01:30 p.m. (Grades 5-12) $60 Attend Both Sand and Indoor camps July 11-1 4: $100 July 2011 Indoor: 25th-28th (4 days) Monday-Thursday Morning Session (Grades 5-8) 9:30-11:30 a.m. $60 Afternoon Session (Grades 9-12) 2-4:30 p.m. $75 Contact Coach Crawford with any questions at kim.crawford@southflorida.edu, cell: 863-835-2377, or Office: 863-784-7037. Panther Volleyball Camps Special to the News-SunAVON PARK SFCC A thleticswill host a Two D ay Fun Sport Selection c amp on Thursday and F riday, June 9 and 10 for g irls and boys aged 6-16. Each day the camp runs f rom 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with c ampers choosing their own s port, whether it is Beach V olleyball, Basketball, B aseball, Softball or Soccer. During the morning portion each day, campers will stretch, do plyometrics, agility drills, work on strength and flexibility, learn arm and body care and get introduced to the Fitness Center. Lunch is then provided with the campers then delving into the sport they chose and wrapping it up with activities in the SFCC pool. Registration and check-in from 8:15-8:55 a.m., and preregistration is not necessary as walk-ups are accepted. The rate for one day is $50 and $95 for both days. The camp will be aministered by SFCC head and assistant coaches, with help from SFCC student-athletes. For questions or more information, contact Camp Director and SFCC Athletic Director Rick Hitt at 7847036. SFCC Panther Fun Camps a gainst Haines City. Again, the pitching and d efense started strong, holdi ng down a hard-hitting H ornet line-up for three i nnings. But a few well-hit balls w ould soon start finding their w ay into the gaps and the H aines City lead started to b uild. Faced with being on the w rong end of a mercy-rule, t he Lady Streaks at last got o n the board with RBI hits f rom Amanda Grimaldo and L oren Eures to provide for t he final 10-2 margin. The flurry of games, of course, had been brought about by Tuesdays rain-out, which itself was somewhat a blessing considering what the girls had gone through the prior weekend. At the Kissimmee Klassic tournament, a scheduled three-day event that, due to weather, was compressed to two days, with the same slate of games. And it was the last game of the tournament that the Streaks found themselves on the field in the wee hours of Sunday morning, April 3. And here again, that stamina showed as the should-be weary Sebring squad, down 8-2, turned things around with the bats waking up. Nine unanswered runs were scored in the late innings to finish the fourgames-in-24-hours on a high note with an 11-8 win. With the FCATtaking up the early part of this week, the team had some muchdeserved and warrented time off before hosting itsfinal home game of the season Friday, their Senior Night contest against Frostproof at 7:30 p.m. The team then will look ahead to the district tournament, hosted by Lake Wales, beginning Monday, April 18. They would also like to remind everyone about the competition they are in, the Dress the Champions online uniform contest. With your daily vote on www.allensportswear.com/se bring-girls-softball-wildcard-submission, the team could win new home and away uniforms. Dan Hoehne contributed to this story. Continued from 1B right guy, with the right mentality, up at the plate in those situations, Hitt said. We dont seem to have much trouble getting on base when nobodys there, its just the key of getting the hit when someones there. The Panthers would get two more on in the eighth and one more in the ninth, showing that even until the end, they were putting themselves in position, but just not able to convert. Of our nine conference losses, seven of them are by a total of 10 runs, Hitt said. So we are very close and just have to get over the hump here before we run out of games. We will get back after it on Wednesday. SFCC continues its push down the home stretch of the season with a home date tonight with the Manatees, hoping to salvage one game in the series, before hosting Polk State College Friday at 6 p.m. Continued from 1B Sebring works way through wild stretch SFCC laments LOBs expect you to do. Something Morris has always done. Florida Tech approved the move to begin their NAIAfootball program a year ago this month and while a head coach search continues, pieces are in place, including recruiting coordinator Ray Herring II, who recruited and signed Morris. Herring was a safe ty and 2010 graduate of Notre Dame. Thats pretty coo l, considering where he s from, Morris said. Its a new program, so I m excited that I may have an opportunity to play rig ht away. Its just awesome, a dream, to finally be the re and to see that footba ll took me where I wanted . Continued from 1B Morris recruited by former Irish News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Cody Higgins and the Panther defense has been strong and steady, but its the bats that have been missing at the opportune times. We dont seem to have much trouble getting on base when nobodys there.RICKHITT SFCC head coach y ear. Just ask those visiting from t he North where else can y ou experience temperatures i n the 80s in the middle of F ebruary? While it is no secret that F lorida has diverse recreationa l resources, the fiscal impact o f fishing, hunting and w ildlife viewing in Florida c ould surprise you. Fish and wildlife contribute t o Floridas tourism industry. Each year, $20 billion and 2 50,000 jobs come directly f rom fish and wildlife in the s tate, and an additional $18 b illion and another 200,000 j obs are the indirect benefit of b oating in state waters. The Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation C ommission (FWC) oversees t hese waterways and protects f ishing and hunting resources f or this generation and b eyond. Those of us who work for t he FWC are thankful that we g et to enjoy the fruits of our l abor while positively impacti ng others by creating jobs a nd revenue. In fiscal year 2011-12 a lone, the combined revenue f rom recreational fishing l icense sales and federal aid t hrough the Sport Fish R estoration Program is proj ected to be $45,229,260. In todays economy, where F lorida families are doing more w ith less, I am proud that the F WC does its part to contribute t o the states economy in a w inning way. Wildlife viewing is a significant economic engine in Florida, accounting for $5.6 billion and 51,367 jobs of the $20 billion and 250,000 jobs noted earlier. The Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail represents only one aspect of wildlife viewing enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. The FWC partnered with the Wildlife Foundation of Florida and the Florida Department of Transportation to create this network of 500 birding sites and 2,000 miles of self-guided highway trails throughout Florida. During the February FWC Commission meeting in Apalachicola, my fellow commissioners and I experienced first-hand the impact of fishing and its role in the economy of the quaint fishing community. We heard from residents and business owners as we conducted our meetings, toured an oyster-processing company alongside Gov. Rick Scott and enjoyed lunch from the local bounty. The community depends on the marine life in its estuaries and Gulf waters. Apalachicola is a piece of Florida locked away in time, guided by the traditions of years past. It rejuvenates us and reminds us of the importance of what we do at the FWC. We take our responsibilities to heart as we consider those who enjoy what Florida has to offer and those who make a living from its harvest. Continued from 1B Florida is diverse Follow the News-Sun at www.facebook.com/newssun The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 13, 2011Page 5B T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local clubs a nd organizations who meet on a regular basis. It is the respons ibility of the group to update the N ews-Sunon any changes in t his listing by calling 385-6155, e xt. 516; send any changes by e -mail to editor@newssun.comWEDNESDAY Adult Children of Alcoholics a nd Dysfunctional Families. N ew Life Group meets W ednesdays at 11:30 a.m. at G race Bible Church, 4453 T hunderbird Road, Sebring. Call 4 46-0461. For details on the o rganization, go to w ww.adultchildren.org. American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers s erved from 5-7 p.m.Live music i s from 5-8 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs s erved. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. C all 471-1448. AmVets Ladies Auxiliary P ost 21 meets at 11 a.m. the s econd Wednesday at Blue C rab Restaurant, Sebring. All m embers welcome. Avon Park Noon Rotary C lub meets noon, Rotary Club B uilding, on corner of Verona A venue and Pine Street. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Qi-GONG R elaxation classes every W ednesday from 2:45-3 p.m. All c lasses and support groups are a t 4023 Sun N Lake Blvd., S ebring. Call 386-5687. Balance Transitions ( Support Group For People S uffering From Mental Illness) m eets every Wednesday at 1 p .m. at 4023 Sun N Lake Blvd., S ebring. Call 386-5687. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Family and C aregiver Support Group m eets the second Wednesday o f the month from 10:30 a.m. to n oon at Southern Lifestyle A ssisted Living of Lake Placid, 1 297 U.S. 27 North. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge Club) p lays duplicate games at 12:30 p .m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., S ebring. Call 385-8118. The Bridgettes meet at 1 2:15 p.m. at Sebring R ecreation Center to play b ridge. Call Sandra Yates at 6 55-5815. Christian Fellowship Group m eets 7 p.m. Call 381-9005 or 3 81-9007. Country Swingers has d ances at the Sebring R ecreation Club, 333 P omegranate Ave., Sebring. M embership is required. B eginners dancing from 5:156 :15 p.m. Advanced dancing is f rom 6:30-8:30 p.m. New d ances taught every other w eek. Call 655-2398. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4 240 Aerie meets at 7 p.m. the s econd and fourth Wednesday a t the club, 12921 U.S. 98, S ebring. Call 655-4007. Heartland Herpetological S ociety meets 7 p.m., second W ednesday, Room 315, C racker Trail Elementary S chool, Sebring. Call 385-6826 o r 465-2228 for details.Heartland Horses & H andicapped Inc. is offering p ony rides every Monday and W ednesday from 4:30-6:30 p .m., weather permitting. $5 d onation per child. Call 4520 006 for more information. All p roceeds raised support our free e quine assisted riding program f or adults and children with spec ial needs, which resumes in S eptember. Highlands County Narcotics A nonymous meets at 8 p.m. at t he Lakeside house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave., AvonPark. Call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-8507347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands County Traffic Safety Committee meets 10 a.m., conference room 3, Highlands County Agri-Civic Center, Sebring, second Wednesday. Highlands Senior Center is open every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at their new clubhouse, 3400 Sebring Parkway (the old Lions Club). Two live bands to dance to and great lunches. All area seniors are invited to join the festivities. Call 386-0752. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) meets from 8:3010:30 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts and socializing for members and any interested person. Call 382-2208. Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets every Wednesday at noon at Homer's Restaurant. Call Grace Plants 273-1421. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 is open to members and their guests. Shuffleboard is at 1:30 p.m. Mah-Jong from 1-5 p.m. Lounge opens at 12:30 p.m. Steak night on the second Wednesday. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Garden Club meets at 12:30 p.m. every second Wednesday (from September through May) for socialization and at 1 p.m. for dessert and beverage, followed by a meeting and gardening program at the Lake Placid Womans Club, 10 N. Main Ave. Call 465-6106. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at night. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. the second Wednesday at the lodge for a chapter night and enrollment. Loyal Order of Moose, Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Dinner served every Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 7 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Over The Hill Gang meets 10:15 a.m., Jims Pistolarrow Range for target shooting. Call 655-4505. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 1-3 p.m. second Wednesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Lake Placid (Morning Rotary) meets at 6:44 a.m. at The Herons Garden, 501 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, just north of the Tower. Visiting Rotarians always welcome. Coffee only is $2; full breakfast is $7. Call 465-4834. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Wednesdays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 Aerie members meet at 7 p.m. second Wednesday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 hosts Wacky Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. serving a varied menu of food for $5 and special drink prices. Lounge open from 3-10 p.m. Open to Elk members and guests. Music provided from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Smoke-free environment. Call 471-3557. Sebring Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Jaycees Clubhouse, State Road 17, Sebring. Sebring Kiwanis meets noon, Homers Smorgasbord, Sebring. Sebring Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves hamburgers, fries and fish sandwiches from 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. There will be music from 4:307:30 p.m. Call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club has ice cream shuffleboard at 1:15 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966. Suicide and Sudden Death Grief Support group meets every Wednesday, 6 p.m., at Unity Life Enrichment Center, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd, Sebring. Facilitated by licensed therapist. Call 381-4410. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL487 meets at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring. Call 382-7716 or 3149485. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 plays poker at 2 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 food available 5-7 p.m. Entertainment 5-8 p.m. 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Service officer at post 12-3 p.m. Call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 Mens Auxiliary membership meeting is at 7 p.m. second Wednesday at the post, 75 N. Olivia Drive, Avon Park. Young Artists String Orchestra (YASO) rehearses each Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene (512 W. Interlake). We are looking for violin, viola, cello, and string bass players to be a part of this orchestra. Call Diane Osborne, conductor, at 659-4541 or (503) 709-1440.THURSDAY Alzheimers Association Support Group meets from 1-2 p.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sebring Christian Church on Hammock Road. Call Lisa Rodriguez at 385-3444. American Legion Placid Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Card games played at 1 p.m. Pool tournament is 7 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Customer Appreciation Day. Free food. Happy hour all day. Call 4711448. Avon Park Founders Garden Club meets the second Thursday of the month from September through May. Meetings are held at members homes. Phone 452-1927 for more information. Avon Park Moose Lodge 2494 plays euchre at 7 p.m. at the lodge on Walnut Street. Bravehearts an Ala-Non support group, meets from 1-2 p.m. at Spring Lake Presbyterian Church. Call 6553274. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club) plays novice duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, November through May. Call 385-8118. Central Avon Park Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Recreation Center, North Verona Avenue. Disabled American Veterans Ridge Chapter 49 meets 7 p.m., American Legion Building, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring, second Thursday. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4240 Aerie Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers beginning dance lessons for new and returning dancers from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, and classes for last years dancers from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections On Silver Lake in Avon Park. Calll Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net. Heartland African Violet Society meets at 2:30 p.m. every second Thursday at Founders Hall Activities Room at Highlands Ridge, 3003 E. Fairway Vista Drive. Visitors are welcome. Call Shirley at 3855765 for details.Heartland Amputee Group meets at noon every second Thursday (October through April) at Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization, 112 Medical Center Ave., Sebring, for a brown-bag lunch. Beverages provided. It is open to all levels of amputees, both recent and experienced, their family members and friends. Call 385-1196 or e-mail to hal loinc@embarqmail.com.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark.Call Mary McClelland, 452-0006. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church on Lakeview Drive in Sebring. Call the 24-hour hotline 1-800-8507347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands Federated Republican Women meet second Thursday at Inn on the Lakes, Golfview Drive, Sebring. Social hour and Dutch treat dinner is at 5 p.m. Meeting begins at 6 p.m. All Republicans are invited. For further information, call 453-6783. Highlands Lake Volunteer Fire and Rescue meets 7 p.m., at fire department, 2840 Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, second and fourth Thursday. Highlands County Corvette Club meets 7:30 p.m. on second Thursday, Sebring Elks Lodge, corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Lakeview Drive. For more details, call 471-9829. Highlands County 9-12 Project meets from 5-7 p.m. on the second Thursdays of each month at Beef OBradys. Highlands Little Theatre Youth Showstoppers meet at 6 p.m. every second Thursday of the month. Learn what to do back stage as well as on stage. All youth between 6 and 18 are invited to attend. Call 385-2175. Highlands Shrine Club, 2604 State Road 17 South, at 68 p.m. has country and bluegrass music played by Country Grass. Donation $3 for single, and $5 for couple. Refreshments available. Everyone welcome. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. every Thursday at the Avon Park Library, 100 N. Museum Ave. Call 382-0312. Lake Placid Chapter 260 Order of The Eastern Star meets at 7:30 p.m. second and fourth Thursday at the Masonic Lodge on Main Street in Lake Placid. No meetings from July through September. Call 4654345. Lake Placid China Painters Club meets 10 a.m. on second Thursday at 10 North Main Ave., Lake Placid from September through May. For more details, call 465-2256. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. Card games and bingo are at 6 p.m. with burgers, sandwiches and desserts served. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves burgers, jumbo hot dogs and fries at 6 p.m. Music provided from 5:30-9 p.m. Darts at 7:30 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club meets at noon at Peppercorns, 525 W. Interlake Blvd. For more information, including how to order lunch in advance, call Forrest Steele at 465-0113. Lake Placid Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lorida Teens (TLT), a newly formed part of the Greater Lorida Community Club, meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays to play softball, volleyball and a variety of other sports. Teens are encouraged to come to the community center. Loyal Order of Moose, Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Tacos and wings served every Thursday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Cards at 6:30 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Marine Corps League Cracker Trail Detachment 1004, meets 7 p.m., second Thursday, at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call John Kelley at 386-0524. Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meets from 9-11 a.m. second and fourth Thursday from May-September at Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road (second church on left). Call Heidi Katsanis at 441-3879. Web site is at www.mops.org. Narcotics Anonymous Take It Easy Group meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4-5 p.m. every Thursday at Ridge Area Arc Cafeteria, 120 W. College Drive. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. Call 414-3172. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. every Thursday at Wauchula Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 205 S. 11th Ave., Wauchula. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. Call (863) 7735714. Peace of Highlands County meets at 2 p.m. second Thursday at Sebring Church of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St., Sebring. Anon-profit, interdenominational organization that sponsors programs promoting peace. Call Paul K. Ferrell at 214-5522. Pine Ridge Promenaders will be dancing from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Sunshine RV Park recreation hall located 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27 on State Road 70. Call Dan or Nell Sherman at 465-2481 or 2439676. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888. Ridge Area Writers meet at 10 a.m. the second and fourth Thursday in the conference room at the Sebring Public Library. All writers are welcome Call Ray Fisch, 402-2296. Sebring Breakfast Lions Club meets 7 a.m. at Dots Restaurant in Sebring Square. Sebring Country Estates Civic Association hosts Ladie s Cards at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday. Business meeting every second Thursday at 7 p.m. Carry-in dinner every four th Thursday at 6 p.m. Membershi p is $10 per person. Located at 3240 Grand Prix Drive. For all residents of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Height s subdivision. Public rentals avai lable for special events. Call 385-9109. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves hamburgers and french fries from 5-7 p.m. Music is fro m 6-9 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Lodge 249 F&AM hold their meetings, starting wi th a meal at 6:15 p.m. and the meeting following at 7:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of the month. All Master Masons in good standing are welcome to attend. Visiting Brothers from outside the immediate area are especially welcomed. The lodge is located at 1809 Home Ave. (co rner of Sebring Parkway and Home Ave.) Calll Mike Byers, Secretary, at 453-0594 or Don Cains at 471-2078. You may also visit our web site at http://www.sebringlodge249fan dam.us. Sebring Moose Lodge 225 9 has an officers meeting at 7 p.m. and general meeting at 8 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. t o closing. Call 655-3920. Sebring Rhythm Cloggers dance at 6:30 p.m. at Highland s Hammock State Park Recreation Room in Sebring. Call 382-3735 or 382-6973. Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Sebring Elks Club, corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Southeast Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Sweet Adelines Show Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the AvonPark Rotary Club, 20 S. Verona Ave Call Jeanne Parzygnat at 6990743; Bette Killeen at 446-310 6 or Anita Helbig at 452-1927. Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at Venus United Methodist Church, 962 County Road 731, Venus. Weigh in is from 5-5:30 p.m. Meeting is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 4659165 for details. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. House Committee meeting at 10 a.m. For more details, call 699-5444 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves hamburgers from 12-1:30 and plays bingo a t 1:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For more details call 385-8902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 bar bingo is at 1 p.m every Thursday. Volunteers of America of Florida is a nonprofit organization in Sebring that specializes in assisting person's with ment al illness. We are pleased to announce our Drop in Center is open to individuals with a ment al illness 6 days a week from 11am to 3 pm. The center offers a welcoming environmen t where individuals are accepted and feel comfortable. Contact Wendy at 863-382-2022. COMMUNITYCALENDAR

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SEBRING The T anglewood Actors Guild c ompleted auditions for next s easons plays this week. We w ill have many veterans of o ur stage returning and are t hrilled to welcome several n ewcomers. The audiences a re sure to love our 20112 012 line up. Those Little Ladies in the H ouse on the Corner, the h eart warming story of three e lderly sisters who need s omeone to keep an eye on t hem, will be performed Dec. 7 8, 9. The cast includes L arry Conrad, Dollie M aleszyk, Marie Overtoom, P hil Pluta, Bill Rulli, Joan R ulli, Chris Schmidt, Brian S hennan and Nancy Waitkus. The hit musical Godspell, based on the G ospel according to St. M atthew, features older, h omeless people from Skid R ow America who follow J esus. Godspell will be on s tage next March 7, 8, 9 feat uring Carol Amrein, Erma A nderson, Ann Marie C ard,Vince Falvo, Luz F ernandez, Dianne Lane, B rian Leavy, Darwin L iverance, (Dollie M aleszyk), Dick Miller, S andy Radawiec, Suzanne S chilffarth, (Chris Schmidt), B arb Snyder, Tom Stadler, M arian Stobaugh, Rody Toth a nd (Nancy Waitkus). LAKE PLACID March 2 6 was our Spring Fling m usical show. We had 178 r esidents purchase tickets for t he show. It has completely s old out. We had 32 residents p erform in the chorus, some did duets. They sang songs from the s on up to the modern tunes. Following the show they served cupcakes and beverages. Many thanks go out to the cast and Ann Rissmiller who coordinated the show, along with Donna Frye who provided the music. March 30 Sherry White along with her committee prepared and served a wonderful chili dinner. The tables were all set and ready for the residents as they entered the clubhouse. The women on the committee served chili to the 136 residents who attended. The meal was delicious and we had plenty of desserts. Sherry thanked everyone for coming and for supporting this dinner, which will help the Relay for Life program in meeting its goal. She also thanked her committee for doing a wonderful job. She will present Paula Bannister, coordinator of the Relay for Life program for Tropical Harbor, with a check once the expenses are deducted. This year our memorial is dedicated to Alice Jacobson, a friend and resident who passed away last fall in her fight to battle cancer. She was an inspiration to all who knew her. April 4 we had our coed coffee. Our emcee was Donna Vanden Bergh who thanked our hosts Bill and Joan Albertin for preparing the coffee and serving doughnuts for their 55 wedding anniversary. George Susco, our park manager, told the residents that are planning to return north to be sure your driveways are cleared from any items that may be lifted and flung in the event of a tropical storm. If you are getting rid of any furniture, call Nu-Hope or Manna Ministries, they will be happy to pick up rather than putting it in the Dumpster. TVs must be taken to Skipper Road to be dispensed. He told the residents that they will be installing fans in the clubhouse along with surveillance cameras. He wished them a safe journey home. Donna then read the names of persons on our Sunshine list. Joan Petty, a former resident, passed away on April 1. Were happy to hear that Shirl Bauman is out of the hospital and is home after being away for two months. Wil Noel is coming home from the hospital some time today. Please keep them all in your thoughts and prayers. Sherry and Fred White introduced their grandchildren, Kate and Christopher Mogle. We also had Lucy Croft from Vermont. Jim Hogan told the group that they served 77 residents the pancake breakfast April 2. They will continue the breakfasts through the summer as long as we can serve at least 50 residents. Peggy Sue Teague told the Red Hatters that they will be going to Jimmy the Greeks on April 14. She has a signup sheet on the board. Doris True told the women that Ladies Day Out will be at the Chateau Elan Hotel on Tuesday, April 19, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The Mustangs will go to the Truck Stop and have an early morning breakfast together beginning at 9 a.m. The Relay for Life was held Saturday and Sunday, April 9-10. The Military Soup and Sandwich was April 10. Sherry White called Paula Bannister up to the front and gave her a check in the amount of $500 from the chili supper to assist in meeting their goal towards the Relay for Life program. Arlene Clouston stood up and told the residents that she has books for sale that she wrote and had published, entitled Arlene Remembers. Carolyn Reece told the residents that she is having a representative from the Island Princess Cruise Line come to the club house Friday morning to tell them about a cruise for the Panama Canal that will be departing sometime in November. Tuesday, Ladies Coffee, we had 23 ladies present. Marilyn Cromer was an emcee and she and Carolyn Reece made the coffee. No one was present for their birthday; however Marilyn and Ed Cromer celebrated an anniversary on April 10. The Sunshine Report is the same as Mondays with the exception that Toni Price was operated on. Keep her in your thoughts and prayers. Paula Bannister reminded her book club members that she is expecting them at her house on April 14. In closing, Arlene Clouston read a short little essay entitled You Are Special. SEBRING Unbelievably, its that time of year when folks are traveling back north and the Town and Country exodus is active each week. Our prayers for safe travel and an enjoyable summer to all. (Yesterday evening there was actually no line at either Walmart or Aldis as we shopped. One small benefit for us summer folks.). The final Homeowners Association meeting was April 4 with president Hal Johnson presiding. He informed us of new residents Gene and Connie Lanthrop from Ohio who purchased the Burr property on Woodbine. Also, Gail Frizzen comes to us from Naples and Wisconsin residing in the former McCleery home on Springtime Drive. Joyce and Bill Schwartz have acquired the Schnoor residence on Town and Country. Agenuine welcome to all of the new folks. Vice president Bill Wyse encouraged park residents to support the Federation of Manufactured Homeowners organization. Cindy Volpe of Francis I MHPwas recently installed as new president of District 6. Bill reported the defeat of a House bill, which would have abolished the Division of Condominiums, Time Shares and Mobile Homes that oversees Homeowner Associations and rent controls for parks among other items. Passage would have been devastating to people like us so we thank the many who contacted their local House of Representative Denise Grimsley and her favorable response plus the efforts of the FMO lobbyist. Another year may bring similar proposed cuts so we need to increase FMO membership for a united front and support for our lobbyist. Weekly activities will continue during the summer as supported to include Monday coffee social, water aerobics and shuffleboard. Thank you to social chairperson Wendy Johnson for her leadership through the winter season. The catered pool party was well attended and a fun event. Ladies Luncheon will be held April 13 at Jimmie the Greeks restaurant on Lakeview Drive. Sincere sympathy is extended to Bill and Connie Mullen. Bills mother, a resident of Michigan, recently passed on. Larry McManus is recuperating at home fro m surgery. We wish you bett er days ahead, Larry. Several folks have h ad northern visitors includin g the McManuss, Haggs an d the Wolmas. We understan d the Dubuques had hou se guests under their porch b ut believe Nancy has been su ccessful in procuring ne w homes for the newbo rn orphaned kittens residin g there. Thank you for a goo d job, Nancy. I and a full house enjoy ed the Highlands Little Theat er production, The Weddin g Singer, this week. Amusic al comedy exhbiting great ene rgy and talent. I am also pri vileged to attend the Flori da Passion Play, The Story of Jesus, in Wauchula th is week. This utilizes a live ca st of 200 people and 150 an imals running through Ap ril 23. From past experience an d praise from those wh o already attended this yea r, you will experience a fanta stic performance. Anoth er example of the wonderful ta lents our local folks sha re with us. April birthdays inclu de Ken Taylor, Ana DeLaMat a, Bob George, Syl Kreuse r, Mary Eggers, Mary Lichtl e, Paul Henneberry, Mark Sim s, Kathy Rhea, Wolfgang Top p, Marion Farezoco, Do n Blonde, Allen Barber an d Alan Roberts. Our very be st wishes to all as they celebra te their special day. Page 6BNews-SunWednesday, April 13, 2011www.newssun.com FRIENDS& NEIGHBORS Tanglewood B y Neil Simpson Tropical Harbor Estates B y Barbara Kelleher Town and Country Mobile Home Park By Janet Day Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 13, 2011Page 7B Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID At the A pril 7 meeting of Lake P lacid Noon Rotary, Donald E lliott, president, presented a n $1,800 check to the Lake P lacid Police Department. A ccepting was Phil Williams, c hief of police. Williams spoke to the g roup about the upgrade to L ake Placids camera system t hat these funds make possib le. This system can act both a s a deterrent and an aid in s olving crimes, as well as m onitoring and documenting t he activities of suspects in t he station.. Lake Placid Noon Rotary raises funds through its annual Wild Game Dinner and other community-based activities to support its local scholarship program and other local projects, as well as for Rotary Internationals global projects such as ending polio worldwide. The club meets every Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at Peppercorns at 525 W. Interlake Blvd. Each meeting features a speaker on a topic of local or regional interest. To inquire about membership, contact Mary Birge at 465-2700. Lake Placid Noon Rotary donates to police department Courtesy photo Donald Elliott, president of the Lake Placid Noon Rotary Club, presents an $1,800 check to Lake Placid Police Department Chief Phil Williams (right). CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS TOPS FL Club 487SEBRING The April 6 meeting after exercises had 11 TOPS and seven KOPS giving the pledges. Best Loser was Judy Phillips and Pat Carfield. Last weeks Best Loser lost this week to receive the $1 coupon. March Division winner charms went to: Division 3, Judy Phillips; Division 4, Pat Carfield; Division 5, Fay Tirpak. KOPS Alice Bowen got the $4 check for two months in leeway below goal. Pat Carfield lost for four weeks to win the Mystery Gift of a scent diffuser and $2. Marline Gillard found more wrappers on t he Attendance Box. The 25-cent contest h as 13 winners of 30 cents ea ch and Pat Carfield won $1.8 0 in the 10-cent contest. The ceremony for grad uating KOPS Judy Alger an d Carol DeArmitt was hel d. Each received a bann er with KOPS in gold lette rs and gold star, the KOP S white long-stem rose, the ir diploma and a charm. Ea ch were presented with a pho to album for their graduatio n pictures. For information, ca ll 382-7716 or 314-9485. Snapshots Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun

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Kallie AshbyLisa and Jeff Ashby, of T avernier, announce the birth o f a daughter, Kallie Grace a t 3:31 p.m., on March 21, 2 011, at Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center, S ebring. Kallie weighed 5 pounds, 1 3 ounces and measured 18 i nches in length. Maternal grandparents are F rank and Rindy Moore of L ake Placid. Paternal grandparents are M arcia Barron of Troy, Mo. a nd Dennis Ashby of Festus, M o.Easton DurranceJulie Durrance, of Lake P lacid, announces the birth o f a son, Easton Blaine at 8 :38 a.m., on April 1, 2011, a t Highlands Regional M edical Center, Sebring. Maternal grandparents are G ene and Marsha Durrance. A lina ChowdhuryFarhana Zannat and M ohammed Chowdhury, of C tg. Bangladesh, announce t he birth of a daughter, Alina I slam at 9:16 a.m., on March 2 5, 2011, at Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center, S ebring. Alina weighed 6 pounds, 8 o unces and measured 20.5 i nches in length.Parizse HollisJacklyn Hollis and Robert B ell, of Avon Park, a nnounce the birth of a d aughter, Parizse Lachelle a t 8:54 a.m., on March 28, 2 011, at Florida Hospital H eartland Medical Center, S ebring. Parizse weighed 6 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 17.5 i nches in length. Maternal grandparents are F annie Fair of Avon Park a nd Walter Jackson of Ocala.FranKeiria JacksonLaSheika Williams and F rank Jackson, of O keechobee, announce the b irth of a daughter, F ranKeiria Rayshon at 7:52 a .m., on March 27, 2011, at F lorida Hospital Heartland M edical Center, Sebring. FranKeiria weighed 7 p ounds, 5 ounces and measu red 19.5 inches in length.Cheyenne JohnsAshton Shoffner and E noch Johns, announce the b irth of a daughter, C heyenne Danielle at 3:52 p .m., on April 7, 2011, at H ighlands Regional Medical C enter, Sebring. Cheyenne weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length.Zachary MartinKimberly Kidwell and William Martin, of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Zachary Jenesto on April 1, 2011, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Zachary weighed 7 pounds, 7 ounces and measured 19 inches in length.Falyn MasseyAmber Massey, of Avon Park, announces the birth of a daughter, Falyn Rae at 12:02 p.m., on April 2, 2011, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Falyn weighed 8 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 21 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Tomi and Travis Massey.Madison McClellandKayla Tyson and Cody McClelland, of Sebring, announce the birth of a daughter, Madison Jean on March 31, 2011, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Madison weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Gary and Lisa Tyson. Paternal grandparents are Joanie and Jamie McClelland and the late Bonnie Jean Peterson.Maxime MortonArin and Douglas Morton, of Sebring, announce the birth of a son, Maxime Douglas at 9:04 a.m., on March 22, 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Maxime weighed 7 pounds, 10 ounces and measured 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Lois Brown and Dan Archambeau. Paternal grandparents are Gene Morton of Arcadia, Rita and Lowell McElroy of Little Gasparilla Island.Krystal NievesCrystal Beal and Daniel Nieves, of Avon Park, announce the birth of a daughter, Krystal Danielle at 6:30 p.m., on April 5, 2011, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Krystal weighed 9 pounds and measured 19.5 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Debbie and Saul Villalobos. Paternal grandparents are Felita and Henry Nieves.Angel SanchezMaria Gonzalez and Angel Cabrera announce the birth of a son, Angel Hernandez at 12:56 p.m., on April 4, 2011, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Angel weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and measured 19.75 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Ofelia Zamora. Paternal grandfather is Pieda Cruz.Ahnya TorresSeendy Jatu and Mario Torres, of Lake Placid, announce the birth of a daughter, Ahnya Desteny Hope on April 4, 2011, at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring. Ahnya weighed 6 pounds, 9 ounces and measured 19 inches in length.Adrian Williams Jr.Darrisa Gibson and Adrian Williams Sr., announce the birth of a son, Adrian Calvin Jr. at 12:36 p.m., on March 26, 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Adrian weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and measured 20 inches in length. Maternal grandparents are Darryl Gibson of Avon Park and Tammy Kirkland of Lakeland. Paternal grandparents are Alphonso Williams and Adrienne Williams of Avon Park.Kulie YounessStephanie Espinoza and Jacob Youness, of Sebring, announce the birth of a daughter, Kulie Marie at 9:13 a.m., on April 3, 2011, at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring. Kulie weighed 5 pounds, 13 ounces and measured 18 inches in length. Maternal grandmother is Brenda Espinoza of Sebring. Paternal grandfather is Daniel Youness of Haines City. Page 8BNews-SunWednesday, April 13, 2011www.newssun.com CELEBRATIONS Jestes-CrenshawJessica Crenshaw and Jeffery Jestes a re engaged to be married. The bride-elect is a resident of S ebring and is the daughter of Rick and P atty Robinson of Winter Haven and D ona Molina of Sebring. The groom-elect is a resident of S ebring and is the son of Janice Jestes of T ennessee and James Jestes of Sebring. The bride-elect is employed by A cutell Answering Service, graduating f rom Sebring High in 2000. The groom-elect is employed by L ionel Smiths Custom Coatings and g raduated from Sebring High School 2 005. Jeff, Jessica, Michael, Emily and C ydney. Jacey and Jeffery have decided t hey are taking the plunge and finally b ecoming a family. On May 21, 2011, t hey are going before God, family and f riends to join together as one who famil y unit. Jessica Crenshaw and Jeffery Jestes are engaged to be married. Engagement Births Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID If you are willing to share a story for a special Family Centennial Celebration in May the Lake Placid Historical Society is looking for you. The Lake Placid Historical Society is planning to honor the Henderson family for the 100th anniversary of that family homesteading in this area. The society is trying to gather family, friends and acquaintances to share their stories of funny occurrences, special events, an d everyday life. Awar sto ry or two may be discover ed as Roy and Luci us (deceased) were both Wor ld War II vets. If there are other 10 0year homesteader famili es in the area the socie ty would like to hear from yo u too if you want to partic ipate. Contact the Dep ot Museum at 465-1771 an d leave a name, local pho ne number or email addres s. Or stop by the museum at 12 Park Ave. during mus eum hours. Lake Placid Museum prepares for Family Centennial Celebration Courtesy photo His name is Roy, patriarch of the Henderson Family. CELEBRATIONSGUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes announcements about births,engagements,weddings and anniversaries on Wednesdays. Anniversaries are accepted starting at the 50th and then in five-year incriments. Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Forms are available at the News-Sun. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesdays paper. 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Special to the News-SunSEBRING Having l earned the plumbing and e lectrical trades from his f ather, Sebring resident and n ow Cornerstone Hospice a nd Palliative Care patient H ugh Howell, 92, enlisted in t he U.S. Navy at age 26 figu ring he could somehow cont ribute with his trade to the w ar effort. The young sailor served h is nation with honor and d istinction as Shipfitter Third C lass, repairing refrigeration u nits, air conditioning, boile rs and plumbing on board s hips and on land, wherever t he Navy sent him throughout t he South Pacific during W WII. Aveterans end-of-life e xperience can be influenced b y many factors including a ge, branch of service, enliste d vs. drafted, rank, combat o r possible POWexperience. M any veterans who have t heir lives traumatically c hanged suffer from social i solation, substance abuse a nd anxieties. Yet for some veterans, the e ffects of spending years in a c ombat or hostile environm ent may not surface until t hey age and are very sick a nd facing the end of life. T hen they may experience a nxiety, agitation, vivid m emories and even flash b acks connected to war exper iences. To honor and recognize v eteran patients and their f amilies by meeting their u nique needs, Pat Lehotsky, C EO or Cornerstone H ospice, announced the nonp rofit organization has been s pearheading Cornerstone S alutes!, a comprehensive, v eteranshospice effort t hrough which a team of prof essionals and volunteers has b een specially trained in a p rogram designed by national V Aexpert Deborah Grassman a nd patterned under VA g uidelines. At age 23, Howell married h is sweetheart Helen and t hey had three children: H elen, who passed away; H ugh, now living in Ft. L auderdale; and Sharon, who i s the main caregiver for her d ad in Sebring. Upon enlistment in 1944, t he Navy sent Hugh for basic t raining at Camp Perry, Va., a nd he was soon deployed to P earl Harbor. Although the a ttack by Japan had taken p lace some 28 months earlier, u pon approaching Pearl H arbor the convoy had an e ncounter with a Japanese s ubmarine, which his ship w as able to evade only t hrough the captains clever e vasive maneuvers. After a time on Pearl H arbor, Hugh was redep loyed to a strategic very s mall U.S. outpost, Johnston I sland, 711 miles southwest o f Honolulu, an island whose n ame was rarely printed or t alked about out of security, a s it provided safe haven to n aval and air U.S. armed f orces regardless of its small s ize. Pat Ludemann, RN and r egional team manager for C ornerstone Hospice operat ions in Highlands County, e mphasized that many vete rans experience traumatic c onditions that are present t oday, even several decades a fter participation in hostile e ngagements on behalf of t heir nation. Ludemann also added that veteran patients have very s pecialized, individual needs t hat are not solely based on m edical, emotional, physical, s ocial and spiritual issues. T heir specialized care plan a lso identifies and treats any d ifferences that veteran p atients experience at the end o f life. Yvonne Cannon, RN and patient care supervisor, said Cornerstone Salutes! celebrates and observes the service to our nation at home and abroad which our veteran patients have rendered, while providing a pinning ceremony where a special Honored Veteran pin and a Certificate of Appreciation are presented to a veteran patient by a veteran Cornerstone Hospice staff member or a veteran volunteer. Cornerstone Hospice is a non-profit community-based healthcare organization, making its services available since 1984 to all individuals facing life-limiting illnesses and their families without regard to age, gender, national origin, diagnosis, cost of therapy, ability to pay or life circumstances and may be reached in Highlands County at 382-4563 or toll-free (800)503-5756 or www.cornerstonehospice.org Page 10BNews-SunWednesday, April 13, 2011www.newssun.com Unique Cornerstone Hospice military program honors veteran Courtesy photo U.S. Navy hero Hugh Howell, 92, (seated, right) is surrounded by family and his full Cornerstone Hospice care contingent upon the recent Hospice recognition ceremony at Howells Sebring home. Left to right: Ken Geren, Chaplain; Yvonne Cannon RN and patient care supervisor for Highlands county; Melissa Albritton licensed practicing nurse; Hillery Douglas, social worker; Marie Abbatoy, RN; Shanell Cody certified nurse assistant; Carolyn Boyd, RN; Sherry DiSimone, volunteer specialist; Norma Ziglar, volunteer; Fredy Justus, family friend; Joseph Klocek, volunteer and Ernie Ziglar, Viet Nam-era veteran and Cornerstone Hospice volunteer for military affairs. OTOOLEANTHEMICESEW REPLANLAMESABONJOVI GREENTEAPARTYENDEMIC ANAGRAMCRABCAKEWALK LETONTEAM UTICARIPESTFAST LOWCUTCLASSHAIRTIES NAILFILEAIRCANADADRY ASSSIRENYOYOSPAAR ETHANNONPANCALLS DIRTYBLONDEJOKE LADLELAPORAARYAN TILEPRIORCRAZYAWE HEADCOLDCASESZECHWAN OFCOURSEHONEYPOTPIE KNITSAGESTPSSTS COLAHOAGY CATFOODFIGHTANORAKS AVIATORBLUESTATEBIRD MESTIZOIAGREETAIPAN SCHSEMSWORDSODESSA CROSSWORDSOLUTION Courtesy pho to Youre never too old to shuffle at Avon Mobile Home Park, on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings playing three games. This year park residents are honoring Lucille Stickel (from left) and Jane Murray, both 90 years old. Moe Murray is 95 years young. They enjoyed the game all winter. Winners for the season were: December, Wanda Preston; January, Betty Dotson; February, Jane Murray; and March, Lucille Stickel. Never too old to shuffle

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DearAbby: I am a 25y ear-old gay man who has b een in a relationship for t wo years with a guy who j ust turned 30. My problem i s he has not yet told his f amily about me. He has been around my f amily, and they view him as p art of the family. I want the s ame with his parents and s ibling. I think he should h ave told them by now. Is it OK to give him an u ltimatum to either tell his f amily or Ill leave? I dont w ant to be a secret anymore, a nd I dont know how to h andle this. Out and Proud in Baltimore DearOut and Proud: It a ppears your boyfriend has n ot yet come out to his famil y or if he did, it didnt g o well. Although your family accepts him and the fact that you are a couple, the same may not be possible with his. Your boyfriend may need counseling in order to gain the strength to level with his parents and sibling. Because you are no longer willing to be kept under wraps, you do need to make that clear to him. But do not give him an ultimatum unless you are prepared to follow through. DearAbby: My unmarried sister passed away unexpectedly two years ago. My brother, other sister and I had a difficult time locating her personal accounts and bills because she did everything online. This prompted me to begin writing down all my passwords for my computer and storing the list in a secure location. I have asked my husband of 29 years to do the same, but he refuses. My husband has given me the information on our joint financial accounts, but insists that his email account is private. I told him he doesnt have to give me the password. I just want him to write it down in the event something happens. I told him I have nothing to hide, but does he? He got angry, and we are barely speaking now. Five years ago, I found out he was trading questionable emails with a divorced cocktail waitress, and now Im concerned. He frequents bars after work, and I cant help but worry. Should I drop it or ask him what hes hiding? Nothing To Hide in Ohio DearNothing To Hide: Folks who are secretive usually have something to hide. Your husbands past behavior coupled with his refusal to let you have the password to his email account indicates that hes not proud of what you would find. If youre willing to accept the status quo, drop the subject. However, if you assert yourself and pursue this, the first person you should talk to is your lawyer because you may need one. DearAbby: My mother was recently invited to a shower and was given specific instructions NOTto put her name on the gift. The reason? The honoree plans to issue one general thank-you to everyone because she doesnt have the time to send individual thank-you notes. Abby, if someone takes the time and spends the money to buy a gift, shouldnt the recipient be gracious enough to write a personal note? Thought Id Heard It All in Ohio DearThought: Of course she should! If the honoree is so busy that she plans to forgo thanking her guests f or their generosity, she should save everyones time, mone y and effort and forgo the shower. 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 business-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 610540447. (Postage is included in the price.) www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 13, 2011Page 11B DIVERSIONS TRIPLEBONDSBy OLIVER HILL& ELIZABAGG ACROSS 1 Henry II player in Becket 7 Something that might get a rise out of people? 13 Clinch 16 Clinch, with up 19 Arrange again 20 Suburb of San Diego 21 Livin' on a Prayer band 23 Chinese restaurant offering / Wonderland affair / Group on the left? 25 Indigenous 26 Neo, for one 27 Baltimore specialty / Effortless task / Move on all fours with the belly up 29 Admit 31 Skins, e.g. 32 Ancient city NW of Carthage 36 Most red, maybe 39 Firmly fixed 43 Plunging / Play hooky / Vulgar 47 Scrunchies 51 Tip reducer? 52 Northern flier / Mixer maker / Put on the line 55 Buffoon 56 Lure 58 Idiots 59 Up to ___, 1952 game show 60 ___ Hunt, Tom Cruise's character in Mission: Impossible 63 Snat vote 64 God of shepherds 65 Dials 67 Yellowish brown / Bit of dumb humor / Many a forwarded e-mail 72 Hot cider server 74 Seat for toddlers 75 Time, in Torino 76 Indo-___ 80 Item for a mason 81 Previous 84 Idiotic 86 Wonderment 87 Cause of congestion / Detective's challenge / Loony 90 Style of chicken 93 Naturally! 94 Winnie-the-Pooh possession / Baked entree / Sweetie 96 Grow together 97 Best to follow, as advice 100 Attention getters 101 It's no good when it's flat 102 Hero 106 Fancy Feast product / Cafeteria outburst / Mean Girls event 114 Hooded jackets 118 ___ sunglasses 119 Democratic territory / Cardinal, e.g. / Over the Rainbow flier 122 Biracial Latin American 123 Ditto! 124 1966 best seller set in Hong Kong 125 See 126-Across 126 Half a 125-Across year: Abbr. 127 They might be crossed 128 The Battleship Potemkin setting DOWN 1 Alternative to gov 2 Trillion: Prefix 3 Word with French or U.S. 4 Olive genus 5 Cross-country skiing 6 ___ deux ges (middle-aged: Fr.) 7 John Wayne western, with The 8 Toddler's need 9 Nickname for a seventime N.B.A. All-Star 10 Frau's partner 11 Billionaire's home, maybe 12 Halfhearted R.S.V.P.'s 13 Letter-shaped support 14 Bean 15 German finale 16 Brave New World drug 17 ___ eye 18 Lit part 22 Ashkenazi, for one 24 Take in 28 Polo locale 30 New Deal inits. 32 They turn on hinges 33 A goner 34 If only! 35 Third-century year 37 This ___ outrage! 38 Reciprocal Fibonacci constant 39 Bomb 40 Suffix with drunk 41 Desk item 42 Kind of wave 44 ___ the season 45 Black in a cowboy hat 46 Sleigh Ride composer Anderson 48 Enero starts it 49 Times to remember 50 Med. land 53 Cornelius who wrote A Bridge Too Far 54 Creature worshiped by the Incas 57 As one 61 Appended 62 Zip 64 101-Across, e.g. 66 Alias initials 68 Bit of homework 69 Actress ___ Flynn Boyle 70 Rub out 71 Stimulating 72 Gladly 73 Old cry of dismay 77 Barks 78 Anticipate 79 Yucatn youth 80 Howe'er 82 Treasure Island inits. 83 Words before any month's name 84 Fortune profilees, for short 85 Uh-huh 88 ___ bono (for whose benefit?: Lat.) 89 ___ Bangs (Ricky Martin hit) 91 Check, as text 92 Bklyn. ___ 95 Kind of power, in math 98 Outs 99 Speech blocker 101 One going into a drive 103 Hall's partner 104 Santa ___ 105 Bugged 106 They take vids 107 ___ plaisir 108 Oh, pooh! 109 Butcher's trimmings 110 Soulful Redding 111 Slime 112 Venezuela's Chvez 113 Colonial land: Abbr. 115 Rose's beau 116 ___ Bay (Manhattan area) 117 Sp. titles 120 But: Lat. 121 Some evidence 123456 789101112131415161718 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32333435 363738 39404142 43 444546 4748 4950 51 525354 55 56 57 58 59 60 616263 64 6566 6768 69 7071 7273 74 75 76777879 80 818283 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 9192 93 9495 96 979899 100 101 102103104105 106107108109110111 112113114 115116117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 Solution on page 5B Most of the time we can avoid eating out if we choose to (and remember to stash food in our cars and purse!). There is however always going to be an occasion where you find yourself in a fast food restaurant. Yes, you know how I feel about fast food, but Im here to tell you that healthy fast food options exist. Naturally salads are a great option. But be careful, its usually the dressings that undo your good intentions. They can hold just as much fat as the fried foods youre avoiding. In choosing dressings be sure to read the back of dressing packet to see exactly what youre getting. If there is no nutrition info on the packet, ask about calorie count, grams of fat, and how many servings per packet. Alot of dressing packets are at least two servings and many people will end up using a whole packet without knowing theyve doubled their calories. Always seek out foods with the words grilled instead of fried. Many popular food chains such as Burger King, Chick-FilA, McDonalds and Wendys offer grilled chicken sandwiches which has a significant upgrade in nutritional quality than just getting a cheeseburger. Some places, like ChickFil-A, even offer white and wheat buns so now you can control even little things like that. Fresh fruit has become extremely popular in fast food chains. Its a great substitute for fries and sat isfies the sweet tooth at th e same time. Remember this if yo u stay informed (check out the nutritional information on the companys website or ask at the restaurant fo r their printed nutritional information) and stay on your toes you can success fully navigate through the temptations of the fast foo d world and come out with something just as tasty an d much better for you on th e other side! Leanne Ely is a New York Times bestselling author of 'Body Clutter' and the Saving Dinner series. The Dinner Diva syndicated newspaper column appears in 250 newspapers nationwide. Learn how to cook great and save significant money with the Dinner Diva;s menus, recipes and shopping lists at www.savingdinner.com Fast food with quality and speed Dinner Diva Leanne Ely Open gay man is not happy being his partners secret Dear Abby GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE Associated PressOn the eve of two promin ent space anniversaries, the s ix humans circling the Earth s aid Monday they will join in t he celebrations from the best v antage point of all orbit. Tuesday marks the 50th a nniversary of mans first j ourney into space and the 3 0th anniversary of the first s pace shuttle launch. Were going to spend the d ay tomorrow recognizing it i n probably the best place y ou possibly can, thats on o rbit and looking at our beaut iful Earth, American astron aut Ronald Garan Jr. said in a n interview with The A ssociated Press. He arrived a t the International Space S tation last week. The space stations R ussian commander, Dmitry K ondratyev, said the human d ream of flying to the stars c ame true with Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarins flight on April 12, 1961. Twenty-three days later,American Alan Shepard became the second man in space. Fifty years is a short period of time in history, but look at that leap from a small spacecraft to the huge International Space Station, Kondratyev told the AP. We hope that during the next 50 years, another leap that is not less than has been done, will be done. As for the shuttle anniversary, Garan said Columbias launch on April 12, 1981, inspired him to become an astronaut. He yearned to be an astronaut as a young child, but the dream went away until Columbia blasted off on the first shuttle flight. The very next day, he went to his college advisers and signed up for a heavy load of math and science courses. Space station crew to mark big space anniversaries

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LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Wednesday, April 13, 2011 FAMILYFEATURES G ather friends and family around the table to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with these specially selected recipes. Theyre fast and e asy to prepare, so you can relax and share a festive meal with those you love. Committed to bringing authentic, high-quality M exican food to the family table for more than 1 00 years, Ortega continues to share a rich heri tage of family traditions for festive occasions as w ell as for every day meals. Find more ways to c elebrate at www.ortega.com and www.faceb ook.com/OrtegaTacos. C hipotle Chicken Taco Cones P rep Time: 10 minutes S tart to Finish: 20 minutes M akes 8 cones 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, diced 1 pound ground chicken 3/4 cup water 1 packet (1.25 ounces) Ortega Chipotle Taco Seasoning Mix 1 can (16 ounces) Ortega Refried Beans 8 8-inch Ortega FlourSoft Tortillas 1 cup shredded lettuce 1 cup diced tomatoes 1 cup (4 ounces) finely shredded or grated Cheddarcheese H eat olive oil in medium skillet over medium h eat. Add onion; cook and stir 3 minutes or until t ranslucent. Add ground chicken; cook and stir 5 minutes or until browned. Stir in water and seas oning mix. Remove from heat. Warm refried beans in saucepan or in microwave. Wrap tortillas in lightly moistened paper towe ls. Microwave on HIGH (100% power) 20 to 30 s econds, or until pliable. Fold tortilla in half; spread with refried beans. F orm tortilla into cone shape;* press to adhere o utside corner with refried beans. Fill cones with chicken mixture, lettuce, tomat oes and Cheddar cheese. *To form cone, lay tortilla on work surface. H olding one pointed end down, grasp other end a nd bring point to round edge, twisting point u nder slightly. Curl opposite end around outside o f cone and press to adhere with refried beans.Beef Taco Salad with Guacamole DressingPrep Time: 15 minutes Start to Finish: 15 minutes Makes 6 servings 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup chopped onion 1 pound lean ground beef 3/4 cup water 1 Ortega Whole Grain Corn Taco Kit includes 10 taco shells, 1 packet (1.25 ounces) taco seasoning mix and 1 packet (3 ounces) taco sauce 1 head iceberg lettuce, diced 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Cheddarcheese 1/2 cup Ortega Guacamole Style Dip 1/4 cup mayonnaise Heat olive oil in medium skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir 4 minutes or until translucent. Add beef; cook and stir 5 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain and dis card fat. Stir in water; add seasoning mix and taco sauce from taco kit; mix well. Cook and stir 5 to 6 minutes or until thick ened. Break taco shells from taco kit into bite sized pieces in large salad bowl. Add lettuce, tomatoes and cheese; toss to combine. Add meat mixture; toss to combine. Combine guacamole dip and mayonnaise in small bowl; pour over salad. Toss lightly. Serve warm salad immediately. Tip: For more color and nutrition, add other fresh vegeta bles to the salad, including shredded carrots, sliced radishe s, sliced cucumbers or broccoli florets.Chocolate and Cinnamon Tortilla PuddingPrep Time: 40 minutes Start to Finish: 1 hour 40 minutes Makes 8 servings 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1/4 cup water 10 8-inch Ortega Whole Wheat Soft Tortillas, divid ed 1 cup diced fresh pineapple orcanned pineapple, drained 2/3 cup mini chocolate chips, divided 3eggs 2 cups milk 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon Whipped cream Combine sugar and water in small saucepan over mediumhigh heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until sugar melts and begins to bubble. Pour into 9-inch square glass baking dish ; tilt pan to evenly coat bottom and sides with sugar. Tear 5 tortillas into bite-size pieces. Place evenly in baking dish. Sprinkle pineapple and 1/3 cup chocolate chips evenly over top. Tear remaining 5 tortillas; place evenly in baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/3 cup chocolate chips. Whisk eggs, milk and cinnamon in medium bowl. Pour over layered tortillas in baking dish. Cover surface with plastic wrap, and press down lightly to distribute egg mixture over assembled tortillas. Set aside 30 minutes to allow egg mixture to soak into tortillas. Preheat oven to 350F. Bake 53 to 55 minutes or until pudding is firm. Cool 10 to 15 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream. Tip: For a Dulce de Leche version of this pudding, replace the chocolate chips with butterscotch chips. Mini Crab and Cream Cheese FlautasPrep Time: 5 minutes Start to Finish: 15 minutes Makes 24 mini flautas 2 cups vegetable oil 1 package (8 ounces) pasteurized crab meat, drained 1 can (4 ounces) Ortega Fired-Roasted Diced Green Chiles, drained 4 ounces cream cheese, softened 6 8-inch Ortega FlourSoft Tortillas 1 cup sourcream 1/2 cup Ortega Salsa Verde Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat to 375F. Line platter with paper towels. Combine crab meat, chiles and cream cheese in medium bowl. Spread about 1/4 cup mixture down middle of tortilla and firmly roll like a cigar. Keep tortilla roll closed with 4 tooth-picks. Cut between toothpicks into four equal pieces; set aside. Repeat with remaining filling and tortillas. Place pieces carefully into hot oil. Cook 1 minute or until golden brown, turning once. Remove with slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels. Combine sour cream and salsa verde in small bowl: mix well. Serve with flautas as dip. Tip: Serve some Ortega Guacamole Style Dip too, and encourage double dipping.