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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 04-27-2011
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING First the Champion for Children Foundation took part of an abandoned air force base in Polk County and turned it into the Avon Park Youth Academy. Then they took a ratand roachinfested derelict convenience store and turned into the Champion for Children Advocate Center. Both creations are hailed as examples of best practices meaningful places where children can go to turn their lives around, or find help. Now the Foundation is taking on another huge project turning the old abandoned Circle Theater at 202 Circle St. into a thriving center for the arts. The goal is to provide arts education for children of all ages, sizes, backgrounds and abilities. Doing this will do more than benefit the children of the county in the process, one of Sebring's historic places is being saved. Another hope is that the theater will help spark a revival downtown. The Circle Theater, the county's first movie house, was built in 1923. For a significant time, it was the only movie house. It has been in foreclosure for three years. Nancy Hensley, who chairs the Champion for Children Foundation's board of directors, remembers going to the theater to watch Roy Rogers and Gene Autry westerns on Saturday afternoons. "By high school, we weren't going there any more," she said. Hensley is delighted that the landmark will be restored at the same time as new opportunities are made available for children. Kevin Roberts, the chief operating officer for the Foundation, is delighted for another reason. "This is our first initiative where we focus on joy, not pain," he said, adding that the Youth Academy NEWS-SUN Highlands County's Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, April 27-28, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 49 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 92 71Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Thunderstorms in the area in the afternoon Forecast Question: Should the school board cut funding for media and technology specialists? Next question: Has the royal wedding received too much media coverage in the United States? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Perry Arthur Age 96, of Sebring Hugh Chancey Sr. Age 94, of Folkston, Ga. Wilbur H. Durrance Age 93, of Lake Placid Myra H. McQueen Age 90, of Sebring James Wentz Age 67, of Sebring Ruby Wolfe Age 93, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 66.7% No 33.3% Total votes: 78 Celebrations7B Classifieds9A Clubs & Organizations8B Community Briefs5A Community Calendar5B Crossword Puzzle11B Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Friends & Neighbors9B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times11B NASCAR This Week3B Police Blotter2A Sports On TV2B Index Feed the needFight hunger and feed your family on a budget PAGE12BDistrict victoryLPholds off fiesty Mulberry to open tourney PAGE1BStill in shock'Sebring co-workers reeling over news of Miller's death PAGE2A News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE An accident Monday afternoon at Thunderbird Road and Fiat Avenue involving three cars sent six people to local hospitals, according to a Florida Highway Patrol trooper on the scene. One person was trapped in their car, but there were no fatalities reported. The FHP report was not released at press time. Three-car wreck on Thunderbird Road injures six By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID After years of warning the council and town th at the recreation department budg et was out of balance, with too man y expenses going out and too little re venue coming in and too much of that revenue coming out of town taxpayer wallets, council member Steve Bastardi confronted recreation department head John Komaso Monday night, leaving no doubt as to his anger and disappointment. The issue erupted when Bastard i, in going over the finical statemen ts, saw the town had only collect ed Bastardi chastises recreation director Bastardi See BASTARDI, page 7A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS The historic Circle Theatre has been purchased by the Champion for Children Foundation of Highlands County. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING People began gathering early. First relatives, then friends, then volunteers, then members of the press. The tidy, calm house on Heron Road buzzed with laughter and hummed with anticipation. People crowded around, the dining room table was filled with dishes of food. It felt like Christmas Eve. Jordan Danielson, 3 years old and sitting in his Dad's lap, seemed to know something different was happening. His eyes, in an otherwise still body, kept looking around the room, taking the people in, one by one. It was certainly a special occasion. Jordan was about to meet his new best friend, a golden retriever named Merlin. The dog was a gift from the Make-A-Wish Foundation with the help of Janet Severt and her New Horizons service dog breeding and training facility. Jordan and his parents, Kenneth and Sarah Danielson, are coping with the severe results of a rare genetic disorder. Once able to walk, Jordan has regressed physically. He Jordan, meet your new best friend Make A Wish Foundation helps Sebring boy get dog See WISH, page 6A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S Jordan Danielson, 3, comes face to face with his new service dog, Merlin, while sitting in his dad's lap, at his home in Sebring. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Interim Ci ty Manager Julian Deleon present ed his reasons for putting Avon Pa rk Police Chief Michael J. Rowan o n paid administrative leave last week and his offer for separation during the council meeting on Monday. "With regards to the chief, all options are still on the table. We are trying to reach an amicab le resolution to the situation," Deleo n told the News-Sun on Tuesday. Deleon laid out several concer ns Recordings at center of APPDchief controversy Rowan, city negotiating Rowan See DELEON, page 6A Champion for Children Foundation buys Circle Theater Aplace for arts to grow See CIRCLE, page 7A

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Page 2ANews-SunWednesday, April 27, 2011www.newssun.com April 23 122232384353x:2Next jackpot $17 millionApril 20 42040434653x:3 April 16 11221333440x:3 April 25 1116242831 April 24 34162226 April 13 312131532 April 22 57122234 April 25 (n) 1851 April 25 (d) 9190 April 24 (n) 3935 April 24 (d) 7985 April 25(n) 98 9 April 25 (d) 90 6 April 24 (n) 88 5 April 24(d) 17 3 April 22 524394221 April 19 838394210 April 15 259314 April 12 216224014 April 23 311474858 PB: 19 PP: 3Next jackpot $20 millionApril 20 924343643 PB: 27 PP: 3 April 16 2133444555 PB: 7 PP: 5 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawing s are twice per day: (d) is the daytime drawing, (n) is the nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball PP: Power Pla y Lottery Center Couponing Workshop set for SaturdayLAKE PLACID Peggy Sueppel will conduct a Couponing Workshop at 9 a.m. Saturday. People can learn how to maximize their grocery budget by effectively using newspaper and online coupons, stacking coupons, stock-piling, finding the best sales, getting free samples, and much more. The workshop is free but bring a non-perishable food item to donate to a local food pantry. The workshop will be held at First Baptist Church of Lake Placid's fellowship hall, 125 S. Oak Ave. For more information, contact Sueppel at 4417669.Heartland Keyboarders meet ThursdaysLAKE PLACID The Heartland Keyboarders are now forming. Do/did you play a piano, organ, or an accordion? If so, did you lose interest, do you still play, would you like new friends who play? Well now is the time to renew your musical interest. Do you play with both hands, use easy play, or just have fun picking out a tune? If so we want you to join our group. The group meets every Thursday at 7 p.m., at 341 Belle Field Ave., Tropical Harbor, Lake Placid and every Friday from 6:30-9 p.m. at Fletcher Music in Lakeshore Mall. The group does not charge dues, or expect you to perform perfectly. For more information, call 441-3180 or 465-773 8. Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 75 N. Olivia Drive, will host bar bingo at 1 p.m. Thursday. For any questions, call the lodge at 45 29853. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will have karaoke with Bama Jama from 5:30-8:30 p.m. today. Music by Franke from 6-1 0 p.m. Thursday. For details call the lodge at 465-0131 The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 will host musi c with Mike Claxton at 5:30 p.m. today. For details, ca ll the lodge at 699-5444. The Lake Placid American Legion Placid Post 25 in Lake Placid, will host the following events this week: Wednesday, April 27 Son's burgers and chicken strips 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 28 Line dancing 7 p.m. For more information, call 465-0975. The Lake Placid Elks 2661 will host music with Uptown Country today. F or details, call 465-2661.Sebring Country Estates gather for dinnerSEBRING The Sebring Country Estates Civic Association Inc. wil l hold its monthly carry-in dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday at the clubhouse, 3240 Grand Prix Drive (behind Walmart). Bring a favorite COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 8A 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 25: Jamie Darlene Bautista, 36, of Avon Park, was charged on a Montgomery County warrant for probation violation. Brian Lee Brooker, 27, of New Port Richey, was charged with false identification given to law enforcement officer; and loitering or prowling. Georgia Benita Cocca, 21, of Lorida, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; and possession of controlled substance without prescription. Adam Christopher Edwards, 20, of Lake Placid, was charged for burglary of a conveyance, two counts; and grand theft. Eduardo Gomez, 35, of Sebring, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. Osvaldo Ruben Gonzalez, 28, of Wauchula, was charged with possession of cocaine; and possession of drug equipment and/or use. Abbi Melissa Gray, 23, of Lake Placid, was charged with fraudulent use of credit card. Matthew John McIntyre, 22, of Sebring, was charged with burglary of conveyance; possession of burglary tools; criminal mischief; and driving while license suspended or revoked, first offense. Elisamuel Ortiz Morales, 32, of Avon Park, was charged with aggravated battery, committing first degree felony with aggravated battery; and robbery with weapon. Jeff Michael Nemeth, 30, of 25 Byatt Road, Tallmadge, Ohio, failed to register as a sexual offender. Luz Carmen Nunez, 59, of Miramar, was charged with attempted unauthorized practice of law; and petit theft. James Bryan Phillips, 39, of Okeechobee, was charged with battery, causing bodily harm. Julio Jose Ramos, 30, of Avon Park, was charged with robbery with weapon; and aggravated battery, committing first degree felony by aggravated battery. Efrain Giovanni Rosario Figuero, 18, of Sebring, was charged with larceny or grand theft of dwelling; and trespassing property, not structure or conveyance. Tiffanie Nicole Rushing, 18, of Sebring, was charged with burglary of occupied dwelling, unarmed; and larceny or grand theft of dwelling. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Sunday, April 24: Aaron Keith Bentley, 23, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Ayla Darelene Fontaine, 23, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Angel Gabriel Gonzalez, 18, of Avon Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Ronald Robles, 48, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Geronimo Sosa, 31, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession of controlled substance without prescription. Eliseo Esteban Torres, 28, of Lake Placid, was Continued on page 8A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Anews release Monday from the Highlands County Sheriff's Office announced the death on Saturday of Robert Miller, 40, director of public works for Sebring. According to the release, "Robert Miller was found deceased outside his residence by a resident of the house. An autopsy was conducted on the decedent by the District 10 Medical Examiner's Office. The autopsy has determined the manner of death was suicide." City officials and staff are in a state of shock, especially because Miller was well liked and respected. John Griffin, a member of the Sebring City Council, remembers talking to Miller at the last council meeting Tuesday, April 19. "He had went to West Palm Beach on his own for a conference, on his own dime, Monday, and drove back to Sebring in time for the meeting," Griffin said. "That's the kind of dedicated employee he was. He knew about everything, and was always ready to help such a great guy. I'm basically still in shock." Miller, who is from Illinois, began working for the city on Dec. 1, 2008. He was chosen for the position from an application pool of 41. At the time, Mayor George Hensl ey said of his selection, "Rob Miller w as head and shoulders above (the oth er applicants) ... a clear choice." Miller brought new ideas to the ci ty, including the move to mechaniz ed garbage collection and one-m an trucks. By creating additional shif ts, Miller was accomplishing the trans ition without the loss of jobs. On July 18, 2010, the News-Su n Sebring co-workers in shock' over Miller's death Sebring Director of Public Works died Saturday See MILLER, page 6A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Jimmy Ward is retiring from the Highlands County Emergency Medical Services after 35 years of employment is also retiring from the Highlands County Sheriff's Office after working there for 30 years. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Jimmy Ward was raised in a small Tennessee city, but he has dedicated the last 35 years of his life to Highlands County. Tuesday marked Ward's final day as the C-shift EMS supervisor at the central station on George Boulevard in South Sebring. Ward had been the paramedic supervisor since 1984, but that is not his only contribution to the county. He has also been an active member of the Highlands County Sheriff's Office throughout the three decades he has worked and lived in Highlands County. "I started on the road, like most deputies. Then I worked in narcotics for 16 years. I loved that and I miss doing it," Ward said. The "action" is what Ward remembers most about his tenure at the HCSO and it is what he feels is most rewarding. "We were always moving, always doing something. The chases and the things we get off the street are what made that job so memorable. No one thing sticks out, but being a part of the SWAT team was a great experience," Ward said. Ward was a member of the SWATfrom 1992 until 2007 and was rewarded a outstanding service award for his 15 years as a SWAT member when he left the team. "Those were some great people. I enjoyed working with them a lot. I made a lot of friends during that time in my career, some of them are still there and still doing good work," said Ward. Thursday will be Ward's official last day as a deputy of the HCSO. His position as a bailiff is his last taste of law enforcement, but not the last time he plans to engage in activities similar to being After 35 years of service to county, Ward retiring See WARD page 3A They won't miss me as much as I will miss them, that's for sure.'JIMMYWARD News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Protester Bobby Caldwell marched on the sidewalk outside of Avon Park's Council Chambers on Monday before the meeting. More than 20 showed up representing several groups who expressed their unhappiness with council on a variety of issues. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK More than 20 people showed up outside Avon Park's Council Chambers to protest recent city council decisions and to make their voices heard before the meeting started Monday night. "Kick em out and get some new ones in there," said sign-waving Avon Park resident Dan Peterson. "We came here to learn about the recall petition. Something has to be done. We recently bought a house and discovered that it was not renovated up to code. Why would the city allow them to do that if they weren't working with their friends. Something has to be done," said Floyd Tucker, also of Avon Park Those who were in attendance for the protest were from all walks of life and ages. "Well, some of the decisions that were made in the past were not the best ones. For example, they let me go at public works and had to get six others certified to replace me. That makes no sense, and it was costly to the taxpayers. I think it was age discrimination," said ex-city Group protests Avon Park council See PROTEST, page 8A

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 27, 2011Page 3A a deputy. "I enjoy firearms. I will spend time hunting and at the firing range, but mostly with my girls and my grandson," Ward said. Ward oldest daughter, Jamye, followed in her dad's footsteps and is also a member of the HCSO. "Jamye works with the corrections department and Jessica, my youngest, is in the 11th grade," said Ward. Ward initially planned to go back to his hometown of Dandridge, Tenn., and spend his days there, but he can't imagine leaving his young grandson. "My youngest daughter enjoys being there just as much as I do. I wanted to spend a few months out of the year there, but I'm not sure if I will now because of my grandson. "I don't want to miss out on time with him," said Ward. No matter where Ward will spend his retirement, it is obvious that he will be missed. The office was filled with smiling faces and bit tersweet thoughts from th e 17 members of Ward's shift. "They won't miss me a s much as I will miss them, that's for sure," Ward said Ward never allowed the personnel to call him sir o r Mr. Ward. He felt that to be a supervisor he had to be a part of their lives and they had to be a part of his. "They're a part of my family and I treat them as such. I've always told the m call me Jimmy'. It makes being a supervisor so muc h easier. "EMS has been good to me. So has the Sheriff's Office. I have no complaints from my 35 years of work with either of them. But I will miss it," said Ward. Continued from page 2A Ward retiring after 35 years with county News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Deputy Ross Porter introduces the D.A.R.E role models to the fifth graders in the audience at SFCC auditorium on T uesday morning. The D.A.R.E Celebration Day allowed the counties fifth graders to meet high schoolers, deputies, and other positive members of the community taking a stand against drugs, underage drinking and bullying. D.A.R.E. celebration held at SFCC News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Highlands County Sheriff deputies arrest' drug dealers during a skit perf ormed at the D.A.R.E Celebration Day at SFCC. News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Isaac Soto (right) tells the audience what he wants to be when he grows up. The Cracker Trail student aspires to be a professional football player. Youth minister Dustin Woods encourages Soto and all the students to work hard and be dedicated to their dreams.

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Page 4ANews-SunWednesday, April 27, 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 If the News-Sun's regular front page question, published in the Friday edition, is any indication, the school district faces even tougher times. Of the 135 respondents, only 21.5 percent said they are willing to pay higher taxes to reduce the deficit; 78.5 percent said they are not. This leaves the board with little recourse but to make cut backs that will also be unpopular. The question is, what are we cutting and from what? Does it make any sense, for example, to cut back media specialists, who help teach reading, at a time when so many Highlands County students are not reading at grade level? Or replacing technology resource teachers with technicians at a time when mastering technology is almost as important as learning how to read? Replacing certified teachers with paraprofessionals, no matter how dedicated the paraprofessionals are, will only impoverish a student's education, not strengthen it. There must be things we can cut that do not impact a child's opportunity for the future. Surely here in Highlands County there are positions at the district level, which do not involve direct interaction with students, that could be cut or salaries generous enough that an administrator could take a cut in pay in order to keep a teacher in the clas sroom. At the state level there must be money to be found redundant mi ddle managers, overly large staffs or funding for second-tier needs com e quickly to mind. On the other hand, if there isn 't enough money to pay for well-train ed teachers, there isn't much the peop le making the hard decisions can do. No one escapes without paying a price. It is all very well and good to wrin g our hands or play the blame game, b ut that solves nothing. Worse, it driv es people apart. If we can't bring ourselves to pit ch in and make up the shortfall, or ins ist on saving crony positions, or subsidi zing sports arenas, we'll have to fin d another way to come through for o ur children as they say, a mind is a te rrible thing to waste. Between a rock and a hard place Funding shortfalls for public education from less money allocated by the state legislature to fewer sales tax dollars coming in are putting intense pressure on those who have to create the budget for the school year 2011-2012. Boy, school lunch s ure has changed s ince I was a kid. The Chicago T ribune reports that a principal in a C hicago school forb ids her students f rom bringing in t heir own lunches. She created the p olicy six years ago a fter watching stud ents bring in "bott les of soda and flaming hot c hips" for their lunches. By mandating that her stud ents eat school-prepared l unches, she explains, she c an be sure they are drinking m ilk instead of Coke that t hey are getting proper nutrit ion. In these nutty modern t imes, who can blame her? For starters, a lot of our k ids are awfully chubby t hese days. Nearly 16 percent three t imes the percentage in 1980 are overweight, according t o the Centers for Disease C ontrol and Prevention. If parents keep feeding t heir kids tasty, high-calorie t reats, shouldn't principals a nd really smart people in t he federal government stop t hem? Besides, the government s pends billions paying for b reakfast and lunch in A merica's schools a s mart principal ought to take a dvantage of that. Half of America's 30 mill ion schoolchildren particip ating in the National S chool Lunch Program r eceive free grub at a cost o f some $10 billion this y ear. Even kids from highi ncome families receive part ial lunch subsidies. Now that President Obama h as signed the Healthy, H unger-Free Kids Act of 2 010 into law the governm ent will spend another $4.5 b illion to make schools a bide by new nutrition and a nti-obesity standards g overnment-funded lunches w ill do away with junk food i n the schools. If only we'd had such prog rams when I attended St. G ermaine Catholic School in t he 70s. In those unprogressive t imes, parents, not the gove rnment, were responsible f or feeding their kids! Parents woke early in the m orning to pack their kids' lunches though my mother wasn't very good at it. Every day, she made me a sandwich with Cellone's Italian bread, lowfat ham, lettuce and tomato. She always included a couple pieces of fruit and gave me money to buy milk. Every day, I sat next to Jimmy Schmidt. His lunch consisted of peanut butter and jelly on fresh Wonder bread, a can of Coke, a Hostess Ho Ho and a Nestle Crunch bar lunch heaven for a kid back then. Every day, I asked Jimmy if he wanted to trade. Every day, he looked at me like I had rocks in my head. So it delights me to think how different things would have been had the toxic treats that Jimmy brought to St. Germaine been forbidden. Under today's anti-obesity guidelines, his sugary drinks, chocolate bars and Ho Hos might have been banned. Our principal might have confiscated Jimmy's treats, as some principals are doing now (I'm not making that up). Then Jimmy and I would have been forced to eat the very same government-mandated grub. I know we've lost any sense of personal responsibility in America. I know that government is totally out of control that providing for needy kids is one thing, but meddling with every other kid's grub is well over the line. But I also know this: Though I never got to enjoy a nice chocolate bar, Ho Ho and cold can of Coke, I would have delighted in the knowledge that neither would have Jimmy Schmidt! I would have enjoyed the shared misery that the government is masterful in creating. Now you know why school lunches have changed so much since I was a kid! 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. Email Tom at Purcell@caglecartoons.com. On the government's school lunch menu Guest Column Tom Purcell Rowan's actions are questionableEditor: The only occasion that I personally spoke with former Avon Park City Manager Bruce Behrens was the day I stopped by City Hall to tell him that I supported his decision to appoint Michael Rowan as police chief. Maria Sutherland and one of the other ladies in the city's administrative offices were present during my comments. During the three years I served on the Avon Park City Council, I twice observed Mr. Rowan serve stints as interim police chief. I thought Mr. Rowan now deserved the opportunity to have the word interim removed. However, having to opportunity to be named police chief and having the opportunity to continue holding that post are two different things. I am greatly disturbed by recent disclosures that Mr. Rowan may have initiated legal investigations into activities of one or more city council members, subsequently exonerated by the way, for matters that would normally be outside the scope of city police investigations. That smacks of J. Edgar Hoover tactics of law enforcement leaders keeping dirt on one's political enemies. If the weight of the evidence shows that this was retribution for the City Council's objections to Mr. Rowan being named chief in the first place, it would demonstrate a lack of judicious discretion and temperament required of the chief officer of this city's police department. Even if the facts do not go over that threshold, I have to say that I am disappointed that Mr. Rowan would put himself into the position of even requiring such an inquiry on this issue. If Mr. Rowan remains as police chief, we all will be looking for consistent and continuous appropriate discretion and temperament. Joe Wright Avon Park How much more should the rich pay?Editor: I have lived and worked in this community since 1976, except for a sevenyear period in which I served my country in the Armed Forces. I had never considered your newspaper, or better said, the viewpoints you express from your editorial staff in your newspaper to be anything other than fair-minded and unbiased. Today's editorial (April 17), however, changed that for me. I cannot believe that your editorial staff would publish something so full of misinformation and so obviously from a liberal viewpoint. For the record, I am a public school teacher and coach. I would not be considered by most to be a top income earner. I am, though, tired of this misinformation and demagoguery. Your editorial in Sunday's paper, the April 17, 2011, edition begins with an introductory statement that summarizes an editorial printed Friday, which claimed to have asked "some hard questions," the gist of which amounted to why wealthier American citizens are not being asked to help save the nation, while the poor, the sick, the young and the elderly have been told they must give their all. With a little bit of research, and the willingness to be intellectually responsible and honest, you could have found this bit of information. Using the IRS as a source, taxes paid by those with an adjusted gross income of over $380,354, just 1 percent of taxpayers, account for 38 percent of all taxes collected. Taxes paid by those with an adjusted gross of more than $67,280 (the top 25 percent of taxpayers) are 86 percent of all taxes collected. Taxes paid by those with an adjusted gross income below $33,048 make up only 2.7 percent of all taxes collected. How much more would you like the rich to pay? The "tax the rich" mantra as a way to solve our deficit problems is a catchy phrase for sure, but how much is enough, editor? I would suggest to you that the problem is not that there's insufficient revenue being collected by the government; rather it's that our government has an insatiable appetite for spending and wasting. Dear editor, why don't we just authorize the government to confiscate all of the wealth of the top 25 percent of taxpayers? Would that be enough to put our fiscal house in order? Not by a long shot, I can assure you. I am sure there are many people who think you make too much. How much of your hard-earned income are you willing to part with? ... Here's just one more fact for you to consider "about 80 percent of all millionaires are first-generation millionaires." These are people wh o for the most part have sacr ificed, saved, and worked very hard to achieve the American dream. They hav e not inherited "old money" as those from your political persuasion like to report as fact. ... I have always had the utmost respect for your newspaper and the informa tion in it, even when I disagreed with your viewpoin t. This editorial, however, crossed a line for me. It seems like it's something straight out of some kind o f Democratic Party playbook ... As you are well aware, you have a responsibility to your community to provide information and viewpoints that are credible and based on facts. Mike L ee Lake Plac id Take the spit out of baseballEditor: Baseball America's pa stime. I am one who enjoys watching baseball with the exceptions of: 1. watching the players chew tobacco, then spit. 2. Chew bubblegum and blow bubbles, the n spit. 3. Just plain spitting. I am of the opinion that in order to be a major league player you must graduate from a "spit school." To me, it is a gross, dirty unhealthy habi t. I am surprised no one has taken ill from all the sputum on the floor and groun d of the dugouts at the baseball stadium. I would enjo y baseball a lot more if that dirty habit was prohibited. Charles Ma rr Avon Pa rk EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or email editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages aren't dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun.

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PERRYM. ARTHUR Perry Marshall Arthur, 96, passed away Friday, April 22, 2011, s urrounded by his family and f riends. Perry was born Dec. 2 1, 1914 in Jackson, Ohio. H e was raised at the Ohio S oldiers and Sailors O rphanage in Xenia, Ohio. A fter graduating from high s chool, he entered the Army a nd served during World War I I and the Korean Conflict. P erry retired as a chief warr ant officer from the Army C ounter Intelligence Corps in 1 963 after 22 years of honora ble service. He received a m aster's degree in Political S cience from Florida State U niversity and went on to t each students around the g lobe. His final years of t eaching were in Galion, O hio where he was honored a s an Outstanding Ohio E ducator. After retiring in 1 979, Perry and his wife Vee m oved to Sebring, Fla., fulf illing his lifelong dream of o wning a boat and living on a l ake. Perry was a member of t he Highlands Delta Chorale, t he Highlands Little Theatre, F riends of the Library, the F SU Alumni Association, Phi D elta Kappa, the Red Beach C lub, Military Officers A ssociation and the Army C ounter Intelligence Corps V eterans Association. Perry w as an avid fisherman, gard ener and rock hound, and h ad a life-long passion for r eading and learning. Perry was preceded in d eath by his loving wife of 61 y ears, Vera (Vee) Arthur. He i s survived by his three child ren, Mike Arthur (Linda) of H orseshoe, N.C., Kaerdi M cGovern of Sebring and C athy Kottyan (Matt) of A ugusta, Ga.; four grandchild ren and four great-grandc hildren. Perry passed along m any wonderful traits and s hared numerous fictional U gg & Uno stories with his g randchildren, Zac Arthur, T im Kottyan, Katie Kottyan O lson (Neil) and Dillon M cGovern; and great-grandc hildren, Clover, Indigo, W illow and Nova, children of T im Kottyan. Perry was a wonderful f ather, grandfather, scholar, t eacher and so much more. H e will be greatly missed by a ll of his family and friends. A military memorial service w ill take place for Perry and V ee at Sarasota National C emetery at a later date. In l ieu of flowers, memorial d onations may be made to the J anelou Buck Scholarship F und for students in the thea tre arts. Please send to Highlands Little Theatre, PO Box 691, Sebring, FL33871. The family would like to thank family friends and the wonderful people at Good Shepherd Hospice for their compassionate care. HUGH CHANCEYSr. Hugh Dorsey Chancey Sr., 94, of Folkston, Ga., passed away April 22, 2011. He was born on Sept. 27, 1916 to the late Wade Lee and Nancy Almeta McQuaig Chancey. Mr. Chancey served in the United States Army during World War II and helped with cleanup after the war. He worked with Atlantic Coast Line Railroad for seven years. He was a farmer and owned Western Auto and Avon Park Gas Service in Avon Park, Fla. from 19561988. He is survived by three daughters, Sharon Childress of Avon Park, Fla.; Debra A. Shepherd (Bill) of Folkston, Ga., and Lara M. Haggard (Chris) of Ringgold, Ga.; two sons, Hugh D. Chancey Jr., of Folkston, Ga. and Alan R. "Randy" Chancey of Avon Park, Fla.; one brother, Wade Chancey (Polly) of Folkston, Ga.; 17 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Amemorial service will be held Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in the fellowship hall. Contributions may be made to the Hospice of Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, Ga., 31525 or Sardis Cemetery in Folkston, Ga. Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest book at www.shepardfh.com Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard Funeral Home in Folkston, Ga. WILBUR H. DURRANCE Wilbur H. Durrance, 93, went home to his heavenly Father April 21, 2011. He passed away at his home in Clarksville, Ga., with his loving wife of 22 years, Betty R. Durrance by his side. Wilbur was born in Polk County on Jan. 20, 1918 to the parents of Horace Augustus Durrance and Rosa Lee Whitfield of Bowling Green, Fla. Mr. Durrance was a sixth generation Floridian and spent his life in agriculture, as did most of his forebearers and current generations. Wilbur moved to Lake Placid in 1945 to purchase his first citrus grove, after farming in Fort Myers for seven years. He was active in the life of Lake Placid, serving as mayor for two terms from 1957 to 1965. He was also a member of the Rescue Unit, searching the lakes for missing people before there were professionals to do so; a volunteer manning the tower watching the sky during the Cold War; a member of Masonic Lodge 282; and a director of Farm Credit for many years. He was a member of the Memorial United Methodist Church, and after moving to north Georgia in 1997 he attended the Tallulah Falls United Methodist Church. Mr. Durrance enjoyed life, was quick witted and easy going. If you ever passed him on the road, you more than likely received from him a smile and friendly wave. He was a baseball pitcher in his early adult years and an avid hunter, fisherman and loved traveling the world his entire life. Wilbur and Myrtice were proud parents of three children, Peggy Durrance Leach (James), William A. Durrance (Deborah G.), and Horace L. Durrance (Deborah M.). "Papa's" grandchildren include Connie Fentress Eddy (Kerry), Pamela Fentress, Latt Durrance, Lacey Durrance, Misty Durrance Matthews (Curt), Casey Durrance Murphy (Lee), Wilbur Owen Durrance (Melinda); and blessed with great-grandchildren, Justin, Jarred, Magdalene, Tressa and Koltin. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Myrtice Smith Durrance of 49 years, as well as all of his siblings, Ruby Durrance McLeod, Ora Durrance Speith, Clara Durrance Harmon, and Rodney M. Durrance. Amemorial service will be held in Lake Placid on Friday, April 29 at Memorial United Methodist Church at 4 p.m., followed by visitation with family in the fellowship hall. Flowers or a memorial to Good Shepherd Hospice, 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, Fla. 33870, or the Lake Placid Town Cemetery Trust Fund, 51 Park Drive, Lake Placid, Fla. 3352. Cards of condolences can be sent to Betty Durrance, 1272 Annandale Drive, Clarksville, Ga. 30523 or to the Durrance family in Lake Placid at PO Box 488, Lake Placid, Fla. 33862. Memorial arrangements are under the loving devotion of; Michael A. Brochetti Funeral Home 404 Plaza Ave. Lake Placid, Fla. 33852 863-465-9997 MYRAH. McQUEEN Myra H. McQueen, 90, of Sebring, Fla., passed away Monday, April 25, 2011, in Sebring. She was born Oct. 2, 1920, to Joseph and Elizabeth (Broadhurst) Hoyt in Roosevelt, N.Y., and had been a resident of Sebring since 1989, coming from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She had been a secretary and was a member of Whispering Pines Baptist Church. She is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Stager, Cooperstown, N.Y.; nieces, Grace McQueen, New York, N.Y., Elizabeth Wilfeard and Linda Stager; nephews, Albert McQueen Jr., Port St. Lucie, Fla., Lawrence Smith and Robert Raymond. The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at Whispering Pines Baptist Church in Sebring. Services will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Steve Trinkle officiating. Interment, immediately afterward, will be at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Avon Park, Fla. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring, Fla. 33871. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Fla. 33870 863-385-0125 RUBYWOLFE Ruby Evelena Wolfe, 93, of Sebring, Fla., went to be with the Lord on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011. She passed away at home, surrounded by love, after a courageous battle with cancer. Ruby was born in Prosperity, W.Va., on March 19, 1918 to Denver and Lena Mae Arnold. She and five siblings were raised in a rural, farming area. Her father worked in the mines. From an early age, she was an avid reader and wordsmith. She graduated high school just after her 16th birthday. She always regretted that she was financially unable to attend college and pursued her education through books throughout her life. Ruby met and married Warren Hobert (Hoby) Wolfe of Charleston, W.Va., in 1938. They had 62 wonderfully happy years of marriage before Hoby's death in 2000. They moved to Lake Placid, Fla., in the early 1980s where they joined the Placid Lakes Country Club. In 1991 they moved to Sun 'N Lake in Sebring, Fla., and joined the Sun 'N Lake Golf Club. Ruby played golf until she was 92 and is probably one of the few people who ever received, and used, a new set of golf clubs for her 90th birthday. Ruby was a committed Christian and a faithful member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. She loved the Lord, her family, her church family, her many friends, including her "golfing girls." She enjoyed golf, Disney, baseball, bridge, reading and puzzles. Ruby was deeply grateful for the blessings of her life and was often heard to say, "I live in a state of thanksgiving." In September 2010, Ruby's great-grandson, Tyler Andonian, and his wife, Kristen, presented her with her great-great-grandson, Owen Matthew, to complete five generations. Ruby is survived by her only child, Judith Mae (Judy) Distin, and her son-in-law, Donald Distin, of Sebring. She had three granddaughters, Linda Young (Kevin) of Lutz, Fla., Laura White (Richard) of Westport, Conn., and Lisa Pease of Tampa. She had five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She is survived by her sister, Doris Carlile of Madison, Ala. Arrangements are being handled by StephensonNelson Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Ap ril 30, at 2 p.m. Darrell Arno ld officiating. In lieu of flowers, plea se send donations to Covena nt Presbyterian Church or Goo d Shepherd Hospice. The family wishes to than k our many friends who ha ve prayed for us and shower ed Ruby with an outpouring of love through cards, calls an d visits. The folks at Goo d Shepherd Hospice made th is difficult time as pleasant as possible, and we thank Go d for them and the excelle nt work that they do. Death noticeJames Wentz, 67, of Sebring died April 24, 2011 in Sebring. Arrangements are being handled by Dowden Funera l Home of Sebring. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 27, 2011Page 5A OBITUARIES Wolfe S pecial to the News-SunAVON PARK The H eartland Educational C onsortium, in cooperation w ith its member districts H ighlands, DeSoto, Glades, H ardee, Hendry, and O keechobee will present t he 13th Annual Honor Band C oncert at 7 p.m. Thursday. T he performance will be at S outh Florida Community C ollege auditorium. The students from the part icipating school districts h ave been selected based u pon their musical ability. T he middle school students w ill perform first; followed b y the senior high students. Ivan Wansley will be the c linician for the middle s chool band. Eric Thornbury w ill be the clinician for the h igh school band. At 6:45 p.m., the doors of t he auditorium will open for p ublic seating. At that time, s eating will be on a firstc ome, first-serve basis until s eats are filled. The program w ill last about one hour. 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can no longer sit up by himself or talk and needs hearing aids. Once able to use elementary sign language, he has lost that ability, too. His parents were desperate to bring their son a better quality of life. This is when Sarah Danielson started to notice how Jordan responded to the dogs he met. Invariably, they made him smile. Unfortunately, Sarah added, the dogs didn't always like Jordan back. But it inspired Sarah to begin a quest for a service dog for Jordan. After meeting rejections and apologies form several organizations, and close to giving up, Sarah reached out to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which was only too happy to help. The search, though, proved more difficult than imagined. The main draw back was finding the right kind of dog not in terms of breed, but in gentleness and patience. Jordan needs a dog who will stick by his side, welcome his touch, and enjoy being his pillow. Despite arriving after a two-hour ride, despite the strange faces and undercurrent of excitement, 2-yearold Merlin remained calm as he walked into the house. He and Jordan may have been a little confused about what was expected of them, but when brought together and encouraged to interact, Merlin proved a true wizard as Jordan's face creased into a wide smile and his eyes sparkled. Acrew of volunteers and staff members from Make-AWish brought enthusiasm and joy along with food and Merlin. It took them six months to find the right match, but they never thought about quitting the search. Since 1983, Make-AWish has granted nearly 8,000 wishes. Severt, who worked with Merlin during his advanced training and herself uses a service dog, is fond of the golden retriever. "He's gentle soul," she said. "He's the perfect companion for a child with few friends. He's not all bouncy. They'll become best buddies." The real faces to watch, however, were those of Kenneth and Sarah. Watching their son and Merlin begin the bonding process, the young couple radiated with the warmth and joy of a wish fulfilled. Page 6ANews-SunWednesday, April 27, 2011www.newssun.com published a letter to t he editor from Chad DuBos e. In it our reader said he h ad reported vandalism to Miller and that, "I w as promised that the matt er would promptly be ha ndled and it was. "I was very impress ed by Mr. Miller's open do or policy and the immedia te action taken." His co-workers, frien ds and family, miss Miller 's presence as much as h is hard work and generosity "What we'll miss are h is smiles and laughter," sa id Kathy Haley, Sebring 's City Clerk, struggling wi th tears on Monday. "It is so sad to lose su ch a great man in such a tra gic way," said Griffin, sig hing deeply. Miller was married wi th three children. No wo rd has been released regar ding services. The HCSO, which is conducting an investig ation, encourages anyo ne who can shed light o n Miller's death to conta ct Det. Anthony McGann at 402-7250, or 402-7200. Continued from page 2A Miller's death shocking to co-workers Continued from page 1A Wish granted for Sebring boy with rare genetic disorder News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Kenny Danielson, 3-year-old Jordan Danielson and Sarah Danielson get acquainted with the newest member of their family, a golden retriever named Merlin at their home in Sebring. a bout Rowan's actions, i ncluding conducting crimin al investigations on severa l members of city council. "March 29th, I heard a r eliable complaint about the c hief recording council m embers and employees," D eleon said, reading from a P owerPoint presentation to t he council. After discovering possib le recordings, Deleon state d that he asked Rowan if t here were any ongoing i nvestigations, to which, a ccording to Deleon, the c hief responded that there w ere no investigations b eing conducted by the A PPD. On April 13, Deleon sent a n order in writing to R owan stating, "You have 1 0 days to provide a w ritten response to m y office confirmi ng there are no i nvestigations or p rovide a status on y our efforts." Rowan responded w ith information f rom several different i nvestigations that were c onducted on city officials. "On April 14th, 2011, I l earned from the chief that h e was indeed working a c ase. After my memo, A PPD contacted the S.A. ( state's attorney) office and h e decided to close this c ase. There were two r ecordings conducted by t he chief on two city offic ials," according to Deleon. Chip Thullbery of the S tate's Attorney Office in B artow confirmed that R owan had conducted seve ral investigations. "Any law enforcement o fficer has the duty to i nvestigate a criminal activi ty," said Thullbery. Thullbery also stated that r ecordings during criminal i nvestigations are not out of l ine. "Depends on the situat ion, but investigations s ometimes warrant recordi ngs," Thullbery said. Thullbery would not go o n the record involving the s pecifics of Rowan's invest igations, but Deleon stated t hat Deputy Mayor Brenda g ray was the target of one i nvestigation. Project M anager Maria Sutherland w as a target of another i nvestigation. "The March 2010 recordi ng of Maria deals with c ouncil's decision to a ppoint Maria to the city m anager position. He wants t o know about rumors r eported by citizen Alfred H odge, a previous PW ( public works) employee c laiming Maria was to be appointed by council," Deleon wrote in his presentation to the council. "No activity in this case from March through November. Then in November 2010 the recording of Deputy Mayor Gray (over 1.5 hours) deals with the chief not being appointed to city manager back in March of 2010, about (Deleon's) pay raise, about (Rowan) being chief and council/city manger doing away with Public Safety Director, about professional conduct and respect, about various law enforcement items, lots of questions and probing primarily on Maria Sutherland," Deleon said. Deleon concluded that he put Rowan on leave because of his concerns over the investigations. "The chief's job is 90 percent administrator and 10 percent law enforcement. Should executive level conversations with the city manager and the council be recorded because he is working a public corruption criminal case which he initiated himself? Without any public complaint?" Deleon said. "The executive level trust is questionable. This is the reason FDLE recommends getting an outside agency, in concert with my April 13th memo," he added. Deleon said that he wished a peaceful solution to his dispute with Rowan and he had met with Rowan to discuss terms for Rowan stepping down as chief. "The chief and I, we have discussed some preliminary separation terms. I have offered 26 weeks severance pay with his health insurance. The city will not be a complainant against the chief as a result of the known facts as related to these last employment transactions. The chief will release the city of any administrative or legal complaints on employment rights," said Deleon. According to Rowan's contract, he could currently collect up to five years worth of severance as well as paid health care. City Attorney Gerald Buhr suggested Avon Park's labor attorney Brian Koge take a look at the situation and contract before the council made any decisions. Buhr also stressed that he did not feel the contract was valid and was "one sided." Rowan was not available for comment on Tuesday. Continued from page 1A Deleon gives reasons for Rowan being placed on leave Deleon The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Did YouKNOW?When an authorized emergency vehicle making use of any visual signals is parked or a wrecker displaying amber rotating or flashing lights is performing a recovery or loading on the roadside, the driver of every other vehicle, as soon as it is safe: Shall vacate the lane closest to the emergency vehicle or wrecker when driving on an interstate highway or other highway with two or more lanes traveling in the direction of the emergency vehicle or wrecker, except when otherwise directed by a law enforcement officer. 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$390 from park users toward the $1,041.67 monthly electric bill at Lake June Park. In total, the town has spent $7,292 minus the $390 on electricity at the ball fields this fiscal year, costing it more than $6,000. There were legitimate reasons for this a major portion of the baseball season had already occurred before the decision to have leagues and teams pay for the electric bill, and some checks had been received which had not yet been posted. Bastardi, however, was not as unhappy about the specific numbers as he was that Komaso had not brought the numbers to the council's attention. When asked about the unposted checks, Komaso said, "I have reviewed a bunch of checks, but I don't have exact figures. I'll have to pull the dates and get copies of the checks." Bastardi replied, "That makes me mad. That just amazes me." What could he have been thinking, Bastardi asked Komaso, knowing how sensitive he, Bastardi, is about the recreation department budget issues, that he, Komaso, would glide over a shortfall of more than $6,000 without pointing it out to anyone? "All we've asked for from department heads," Bastardi said, speaking forcefully and directly at Komaso, "is to come forward with issues early. To run a department like that is dead wrong. Shame on the department head who can't understand complex issues. "I hope you wouldn't look to me to continue your employment. If this were a business I'd fire you. This is a tempered comment I' m sick of it." While the chamber w as nearly empty, it became qu ieter still. Komaso told Bastardi he understood the point tak en and that it would not happ en again. Bastardi, however, was as upset with his fellow counc il members. He is disappoint ed in what he sees as a lack of support. "Everybody looks at me like, There he goes o n his horse again.'Why shou ld I go on here forever, makin g a fool of myself, getting r ed in the face, if you don't car e? "I can't say no one el se hasn't recognized the pro blem," Bastardi continue d, "but nothing ever changes. "It's not bringing t he issues to light that burns m e up," Bastardi said, addin g that if a department he ad comes and says, "I see t he problem, I've tried to fix t he problem, but I can't," at lea st the city can work on a sol ution. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 27, 2011Page 7A Continued from page 1A Bastardi angered over rec budget I hope you wouldn't look to me to continue your employment. If this were a business I'd fire you.'STEVEBASTARDI Lake Placid councilman, to Recreation Director John Komaso a nd Advocate Center were c reated to help troubled y oung people in need of i nterventions. The new Children's A cademy of Arts & Theater, o n the other hand, will be a p lace of celebration, succ ess, and self-expression. N ot just a healthy place for c hildren to go and spend t ime, but one that will e xpand their minds and b uild self-confidence. Krista Flores, director of t he Children's Academy of A rts & Theater program at t he Avon Park Community C enter, will oversee the arts p rograms there and at the C ircle Theater. Those activi ties include acting, dance, m usic, media, creative writi ng and the visual arts. At the Circle, there will b e after-school programs, w eekend work shops and s ummer camps. The Avon P ark program will remain o pen. No public funds are being u sed in the daunting proje ct. The Foundation is counting on the community to help support the academy and its programs. Some private donations have already been made, and the Foundation is putting money up front as well. The support is coming in several ways. The building was bought by the Foundation with the help of ReMax Realtor Sherrie Abraham. Renovations are under the oversight of architect Suzanne Hunnicutt and contractor Dave Liebold, all of whom offered significant discounts for their work. Roberts hopes to use students from the Youth Academy's Home Builders Institute's vocational programs in the renovations. Pat Leidel, a member of the Champion for Children's board, is in charge of the project. "I am excited on so many levels," she said, "bringing a building back to life and revitalizing downtown of course, but especially to create this opportunity for children." "I applaud Kevin's vision," she added. "I'd been to the Cage (the name of a night club that was on the site) and I never made that leap of vision." Never mind the risks, the obstacles or the costs, Roberts said. "We're stepping out on faith. Everything we've done, we've bathed in prayer." Flores is as positive. "I don't have any doubts," she said. Then she added, "Given the incredible budget cuts coming down from the state, (art) is something private people are going to have to support if they want their children to have a full education." Site plans are being drawn up now. The goal is to have The Circle Theater open in time for Sebring's Centennial. For more information, call the Champion for Children Foundation at 3822905. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Champion for Children Foundation of Highlands County Chief Executive Officer Kevin Roberts explains some of the renovations that will take place at the historic Circle T heater in downtown Sebring. Circle Theater to have new life Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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Page 8ANews-SunWednesday, April 27, 2011www.newssun.com charged with battery, touch or strike; and resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Jomar Torres, 19, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. Antonio Tavares Wanser, 27, of Lake Placid, was charged with driving while license suspended, second offense; resisting officer, obstruction without violence; and driving while license suspended, first offense. William James Ward, 30, of Nocatee, was charged with disorderly conduct, affray. Jesus Joseph Williams, 31, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Roger Allan Yonker, 72, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Saturday, April 23: Mayte Nohemi AlmaguerAvalos, 21, of Frostproof, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid license. Baltazar Aviles, 42, of Avon Park, was charged with driving with expired license for more than four months. Telly Othello McDugle, 35, of Miami Shores, was charged with knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked, second offense. Lynn Marie Schreiter, 42, of Lake Placid, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Brett Andrian Taylor, 46, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession of cocaine. Joseph Allen Thrift, 18, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike; larceny, grand, first degree; burglary with assault or battery; larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense; burglary of occupied dwelling, unarmed; larceny, grand theft; and burglary of unoccupied conveyance, unarmed. Michael Wayne Treadway, 36, of Fort Myers, was charged with hit and run, leaving scene of crash involving damage to property. Michael Edward Wilson, 19, of Sebring, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Friday, April 22: Fred Chandler, 46, of Bowling Green, was charged with municipal ordinance violation, two counts. Joel Cruz-Gonzalez, 34, of Lake Placid, was charged with petit, retail theft. Victor Hernandez-Grade, 23, of Lake Placid, was held on an immigration detainer for municipal ordinance violation. Jose Cruz Juarez, 51, of Avon Park, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. Arnaud Louis, 20, of Avon Park, was charged with driving while license suspended, first offense. Mosley McCray, 28, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and possession of drug equipment and/or use. Usiel Mendez, 24, of Avon Park, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid driver license; false identification given to law enforcement; and out-of-county warrant for no valid driver license. Matthew Warren Mitchell, 34, of Lake Placid, was charged with trespassing on property other than a structure or conveyance; larceny or grand theft; burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, unarmed, two counts; damage property, criminal mischief; grand theft of motor vehicle; and contempt of court for withholding child support. Brandon Jefferson Scruggs, 24, of Frostproof, was charged with giving false information to pawn broker, two counts; and trafficking in stolen property, two counts. Delfino Torres, 25, of Lake Placid, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid license; and failing to register motor vehicle. Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER c overed dish to share. There w ill also be a 50/50 drawing. The dinner is open to resid ents and guests of Sebring C ountry Estates and Grand P rix Heights Subdivision and i s held every fourth T hursday of the month. New m embers are invited and w elcome to come and share i n the fellowship and the a ssociation's mission to pres erve our neighborhood and t o find ways of improving it. The annual $10 per person m embership dues are p ayable at the dinner, at l adies cards every Thursday a t 12:30 p.m., or at the busin ess meeting held every seco nd Thursday of each month a t 7 p.m. The clubhouse is a lso available for rentals to t he public for any upcoming s pecial events. For more i nformation on rentals, call 2 14-1923.Habitat plans A nniversary DinnerSEBRING Habitat for H umanity is celebrating 20 y ears of building faith, hope a nd homes in Highlands C ounty on Thursday. Since 1 990, Habitat for Humanity h as built 159 homes for local f amilies in need. The 20th a nniversary dinner begins at 6 p.m. at the Highlands C ounty Fair Convention C enter. Cost to attend is a $35 d onation to Habitat for H umanity, which includes a c hoice of chicken florentine r oulade or beef brisket. D inner will be prepared by C hef Mac of Golden Palms C atering. The event will i nclude special entertainment by Habitat families, recognition of donors and silent auction. Don Elwell will emcee the event. Dress is business attire. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Sarah Pallone at 402-2913 or 214-8215. Highlands Organ Society meets SEBRING Frank Hutchins, director of this two-year group, having meetings again after a lengthy illness. Members are able to play on the fabulous Lowrey Grand Royal (cost $82,000). Members must own their own organ. There are no dues. Easy Button is not encouraged. Aknowledge is needed of music. Future concerts are planned as before. The next meeting is from 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Call for reservations. Call 655-0259. The group meets two and onehalf miles west of U.S. 27 on Lake Josephine Drive. Sebring address: 2034 Lake Josephine Drive. Meetings are every other Thursday evening.Dessert card party set for ThursdaySEBRING The GFWC Woman's Club of Sebring at 4260 Lakeview Drive will host a dessert card party at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. The event is open to players of cards, bridge and other games. Cost is $3 per person. Phone 402-1415 or 385-7268 for reservations. Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS employee Perry Waldron. Melissa Perez, 12, was out on the sidewalk because she was concerned about the city's future. "If they keep making the decisions they are making, my future will be affected. I want to let them know that they are doing wrong," Perez said. The protest was called by organizer Patricia Austin, and it was an attempt to communicate with the council on an even basis. "Operation Save Avon Park has planned a rally in protest of limited time, five minutes, to discuss years of damage, neglect to the people and the city of Avon Park," Austin said in an email on Saturday. "After receiving a decline to accept an invitation for a city council forum from interim city manager Julian Deleon, then receiving an invitation from him to be on the city council's agenda to discuss our grievances on Monday, April 25, the Operation Save Avon Park' committee decided to rally," she wrote. Austin stated that the protest was also an attempt to discuss items with the council outside of the regular set agenda in a less intimidating atmosphere. Austin even went so far as to call the regular meeting a "city council chamber of horror" after the Interim City Manager Julian Deleon declined an invitation to meet outside the city, which would violate Florida Sunshine Laws. "First of all, we refuse to meet on their terms at city council chambers of horror because we knew what they would offer, five minutes. There is no way to cover all areas of problems in this amount of time," Austin said. Deleon stated during the meeting later that night that he would be happy to accommodate any time the group needed to air out their grievances. Continued from page 2A Protest held out AP council meet News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Protestors march outside the Avon Park City Council chambers prior to Monday's council meeting. Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun Associated PressTALLAHASSE Leaders of t he Republican-controlle d House and Senate clear ed the way for formal budg et negotiations Tuesday b y settling preliminary issu es after about two weeks of delay and just a day aft er their budget leade rs exchanged some har sh words. The deal also came o n the heels of the Sena te Budget Committee's su dden approval Monday of one of House Speak er Dean Cannon's top prio rities: Aproposed state co nstitutional amendme nt that would expand t he current seven-memb er Florida Supreme Court b y three justices. In an unusual gestur e, Senate President Mi ke Haridopolos, went to t he House floor an d addressed the chambe r. He called Cannon "m y friend" and praised hi m for being "graciou s, patient and a strong co nservative." "Our friendship real ly paid off yesterday in ge tting through a toug h time," Haridopolos sa id afterward. State budget deadlock broken

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, April 27, 2011Page 9 A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-159 IN RE: ESTATE OF MARY E. MASICK a.k.a. MARY MASICK NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARY E. MASICK a.k.a. MARY MASICK, deceased, whose date of death was February 23, 2011, and whose social security number is 076-14-1595, 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 20, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Charles S. Masick 4492 Hickory Drive Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: lanier@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863)453-4457 April 20, 27, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000568 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CMLTI 2007-WFHE4, Plaintiff, vs. NANCY N. CARPER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 11, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000568 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CMLTI 2007-WFHE4, is the Plaintiff and NANCY N. CARPER; CAPITAL ONE BANK; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 13th day of May, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 17, BLOCK 14 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES, UNIT 7, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, AT PAGE 26, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 5915 CHERRY ROAD, SEBRING, FL 33875 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on April 12, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09041778 NMNC-CONV--Team 1 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. April 27; May 4, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-342GCS US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-WFHE2, Plaintiff, vs. HOLLY J. WATKINS A/K/A HOLLY J. FRANCIONE A/K/A HOLLY L. FRANCIONE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 11, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-342GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-WFHE2, is the Plaintiff and HOLLY J. WAKTINS A/K/A HOLLY J. FRANCIONE A/K/A HOLLY L. FRANCIONE; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HOLLY J. WATKINS A/K/A HOLLY J. FRANCIONE A/K/A HOLLY L. FRANCIONE N/K/A DAVID GATES are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 13th day of May, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 1, BLOCK 1, OF CIRCLE TERRACE, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, AT PAGE 9, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 200 EAST WINTHROP STREET, AVON PARK, FL 33825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on April 12, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08018772 NMNC-CONV--Team 1 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. April 27; May 4, 2011 AS OF APRIL 22, 2011, I WILL NO LONGER BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DEBTS INCURRED BY ANYONE OTHER THAN MYSELF. /s/ Gilbert M. Firtz, Jr. April 22, 24, 27, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000499 DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS AS TRUSTEE, Plaintiff, vs. VICTORIA K. VIEHMEYER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 11, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000499 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS AS TRUSTEE, is the Plaintiff and VICTORIA K. VIEHMEYER; WILLIAM VIEHMEYER; WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; TENANT #1 N/K/A SCOTT ZORNS, and TENANT #2 N/K/A DEBBIE ZORNS are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 13th day of May, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 14, BLOCK 47, SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES, SECTION TWO, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 302 CITROEN 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 sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on April 12, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Cler k Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10020054 NMNC-CONV--Team 1 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. April 27; May 4, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001381 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR HSI ASSET SECURITIZATION CORPORATION TRUST 2007-WF1, Plaintiff, vs. ADOLFO ANTUNEZ, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 11, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001381 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR HSI ASSET SECURITIZATION CORPORATION TRUST 2007-WF1, is the Plaintiff and ADOLFO ANTUNEZ; DORA ANTUNEZ; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 13th day of May, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 4 AND THE WEST 12 1/2 FEET OF LOT 3, BLOCK 14, OF THE SECOND RESUBDIVISION HOFFMANS GROVE ADDITION TO LAKE STEARNS FLORIDA, BLOCK 525, SEBRING SHORES ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 96, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 216 E WASHINGTONIA AVENUE, LAKE PLACID,FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on April 12, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09083544 NMNC-CONV--Team 1 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. April 27; May 4, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: PC-11-156 IN RE: ESTATE OF LOUIS A. SAVASTANO, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE The administration of the estate of LOUIS A. SAVASTANO, deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida. The names and addresses of the petitioner and the petitioner's attorney are set forth below. A LL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court, WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE 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 estate of the decedent must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is A pril 20, 2011. Petitioner: /s/ Katherine Savastano / s/ Anthony A. Accorsi A ttorney for Petitioner 329 South Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870 Florida Bar No. 167098 (863)385-5139 April 20, 27, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: PC-11-115 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN P. GANNON, JR. a/k/a JOHN PAUL GANNON, JR., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE The administration of the estate of JOHN P. GANNON, JR. a/k/a JOHN PAUL GANNON, JR., deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida. The names and addresses of the petitioner and the petitioner's attorney are set forth below. A LL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court, WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS A FTER 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 estate of the decedent must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is A pril 20, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Lorena Merida / s/ Michael M. 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Page 10ANews-Sun Wednesday, April 27, 2011www.newssun.co m IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2010-CA-001029 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, A S TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-OPT2, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OPT2 Plaintiff, vs. DANIEL N. WILSON AND MARCIA L. WILSON, HIS WIFE; OPTION ONE MORTGAGE CORPORATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION #1; UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION #2; IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order OF Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated A pril 11, 2011 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-001029 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-OPT2, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OPT2,, Plaintiff and DANIEL N. WILSON AND MARCIA L. WILSON, HIS WIFE, are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA A T 11:00 A.M., May 11, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: PARTS OF LOTS 18, 19 AND 20, OF BLOCK 190, WOODLAWN TERRACE, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 96, AND TRANSCRIPT BOOK 1, PAGE 1, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: START AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF BELLEVUE A VENUE WITH THE NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF EVANSTON STREET; RUN THENCE ALONG SAID NORTHWESTERLY LINE OF EVANSTON STREET IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION FOR A DISTANCE OF 75 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY, A DISTANCE OF 75 FEET, THENCE AT RIGHT ANGLES NORTHWESTERLY, A DISTANCE OF 125 FEET; THENCE AT RIGHT ANGLES NORTHEASTERLY AND PARALLEL TO SAID NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF EVANSTON STREET, A DISTANCE OF 75 FEET; THENCE A T RIGHT ANGLES SOUTHEASTERLY, A DISTANCE OF 125 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 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 Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court A TTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 (813)880-8800 APRIL 20, 27, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000879 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. DARREL CHINN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 11, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000879 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and DARREL CHINN; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR BANK OF AMERICA, NA; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE A VENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 13th day of May, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 5, BLOCK 525, SEBRING SHORES ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 124, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1262 LAKEVIEW DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on April 12, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09063048 NMNC-SPECFHLMC --Team5 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. 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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, April 27, 2011Page 11 A LINCOLN TOWNCAR '97 Blk/blk. Leather, Presidentail Series. Call 863-459-9899 LINCOLN TOWNCAR '97 Blk/blk. leather. Presidential Series. $2,500. Call 863-452-9899. 1998 NISSANMAXIMA, Burgundy, 4Dr, 6 cylinder, automatic, 62K, cold air, CLEAN, Very Good Condition. $5200 Sorry Sold! 1996 CHEVYS10 Super Cab, 4.3, 5 speed. $1500 o.b.o. Call 863-382-4217 9450Automotive for Sale1973 NORTON850 COMMANDO One Owner* RareFind 10K miles New paint & chrome Will Accept reasonable offer. 863-382-8985 or 863-465-9100 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 TransportationLIFT RECLINERELEC. Blue in color. Call 863-655-9622 7560Medical Supplies& Equipment PUPS STANDARDPoodles. 3 Colors. 11 wks. We're cute, playful, Pedigree. Free Range, loving, Guarenteed. In training, learning fast. $900. Call 305-731-6242. We won't last. HAND RAISEDIndian Ring Neck Parrots. Very sweet. Great gifts. $200. Call 863-697-3418 7520Pets & SuppliesNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies SEBRING -3340 Lakeview Dr. Fri & Sat 4/29 & 30 7am ? White hutch, treadmill, very nice home interiors, S / M ladies clothing, household items. Much Much More! SEBRING -2120 Schlosser Rd. Sat & Sun 4/30 & 5/1, 8am 2pm. Tools, children's clothes & toys, some furmiture, household items. Much More! AVON PARKSat. 4/30 8am 1pm. Moving Sale! 632 S Riverdale Rd. Upright piano, love seat, chairs, tables, dresser, television cabinet, elec. bedding, housewares, generator, tools & much more! 7320Garage &Yard Sales WEBER BBQ,OT silver, NIB. $75 863-385-3199 SEWING MACHINESinger with cabinet, bench & attachments $100 o.b.o. 863-465-7738 or 863-441-3180 PICNIC TABLERed, fits in trunk $24 863-385-3199 DISHWASHER GENautilos. Almond in color. Excel cond. $75. Call 863-655-9622 AUTOMATIC BREADMACHINE needs a good home $25 863-465-7738 or 863-441-3180 AREA RUG95' X 63' and Runner. 92' x 24'. $40. Call 863-655-9622. 7310Bargain Buys WINDOWS -White, Tinted & Tempered Alum. (2) 4'X8' $350 / (1) 6'X3' $175 / Cabinets w/ Formica Top (3) $150. Call 863-385-3199 VACUUM CLEANERKirby with attachments, $200 o.b.o. & ROOMBA (vacuum) complete, used once $50. 863-465-7738 OR 863-441-3180 7300MiscellaneousDINING ROOMSET Broyhil w/2 leafs, dark oak & formica top. 6 chairs, 1 captain. All good shape seats need recovered. $350. Call 863-465-4284 7180FurnitureREFRIGERATOR MAYTAG.Excel cond. 20.7 cu.ft. $150. Call 863-452-1904 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, W/D, Satellite, 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 3BR (possible 4BR), 1BA LARGEfenced yard with Citrus trees. Nice area, Indian Streets off Lakeview Dr $600 mo., + 1st & Sec. 863-446-1861 SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3BR, 2.5BA, 1CG $800/mo. No Smoking, no pets. 863-655-0311 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 AVON PARKLEMONTREE APTS: 1BR, 1BA $495/mo +$200 security; Washer/Dryer, Microwave, WSG included. Pets Wlcome. Call Alan, 386-503-8953 AVON PARKClean, Quiet; Studios / 1BR. 1BA / 2BR, 2BA Apts., from $375/mo. New tile & appliances, screened patios & W/D hook ups. Students/Seniors Discount Call 863-452-0469. AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK**** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 2BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING -Downtown on the Circle. 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 6150FurnishedApartments SEBRING 3024Spinks Rd. 2/1 Completely refurnished. New Wood Floors. Patio. Washer & Dryer. $600. mo. Call 561-967-7161 SEBRING VILLA 3BR, 2BA, 2 car garage. Wood floors, vaulted ceilings, screened porch. Convenient location near Hospital. Gated community, Clubhouse & pool, lawn maint. incl. $900. mo. RENTED!!! 6100Villas & CondosFor RentLAKE PLACIDPlacid Lakes, Unfurnished 2BR, 2BA. $400/mo. + 1st. mo. & security. 863-699-0897 or 863-840-2013 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsFURNISHED -55 plus Francis II Park. 2BR, 1BA, carport, air. $500 deposit, $475 monthly plus utilities. 1 year contract. Call 419-408-8821 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent PALM HARBORHOMES Has closed 2 Model Centers Save up to 60K on select models Call Today! 800-622-2832 LAKE PLACIDWell insulated home on Paradise corner lot. Five furn. rooms, two baths, plus lg. utility room, tolls incl. Call for info. 863-202-6325 DOUBLE WIDEin 55+ park, fully furn. All you need are clothes & groceries. Ref./ ice maker, CHA, dishwasher, lg. utility rm., W & D, screened porch, includes golf cart. $12,500 obo. 863-465-7738 or 863-441-3180 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesCEMETARY LOTSPinecrest. 4 Joining. Old Section. $1,500. obo. Call 904-287-7110 or 615-653-1118 4280Cemetery LotsLAKE PLACID Tropical Harbor 55+ Lakeside Park, w/all ammenities. 2/2 DW. Tile Sunroom, Laundry & Utility. Lg. Carport. Scenic open location. Moving. Open to offers. Call 863-465-5129. 4100Homes for SaleLake PlacidSEBRING -Lake Home 1809 Arbuckle Creek Rd. 1 acre on Dinner Lake. 3BR, 2BA, fireplace, "fixer upper". $150 K. For an appointment Call 863-385-3162 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial THE HIGHLANDSCOUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT has an opening for a "Tobacco Prevention Program Assistant". Annual Salary range: $29,463.72 ( not negotiable ) plus benefits. Please apply on line at https://jobs.myflorida.com. Refer to requisition number 64003316. Only Sate of Florida Applications will be accepted no resumes, please. Date closes 05/06/2011 EO/AA/VP EMPLOYER. SEEKING WELLEXPERIENCED MEDICAL OFFICE HELP P/T. Excellent billing/collection, communication, typing, computer skills & medical terminology are A MUST Fax resume to: 863-471-3206 or email to: medicalofficebilling@yahoo.com MEAL SITEMANAGER needed in Sebring. Reliable transportation and caring attitude towards the elderly are a must. Some lifting is required, 8:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m., M F. Apply in person at NU-HOPE Elder Care Services, Inc. 6414 U.S. 27 South, Sebring. EOE. DFWP. HAIR STYLISTHave your own business without investing. Work in a private room if desired. One week free! Please Call 863-382-2264(days) or 863-655-4040 (evenings) ELIGIBILITY SPECIALIST.15 hrs./wk. Min. High School Diploma. Background in Public Assistance application process preferred. Responsible for assisting clients w/food stamp applications. Fax resume to: 863-452-6882 or email to kelly.johnson@hrhn.org EOE/DRUG FREE. CERTIFIED PATIENTCARE TECH Part Time / per Diem wanted for State of the Art Dialysis Facility. Call Peggy at (863) 382-9443 or fax resume to (863) 382-9242. 2100Help WantedASSOCIATE REPS SUMMER WORK GREAT PAY Immediate FT/PT openings, Customer sales/services, no exp. necessary. Conditions apply. All ages 17+. Call 863-658-4391 2100Help WantedBILINGUAL /SPANISH SPEAKING CASE MANAGER full time. Receive Referrals and completes annual client assessments; devise care plans; secure and target client support services; maintain case records. Position requires a bachelor's degree in social work or related field. Other directly related job education or experience may be substituted for some of these requirements. Apply in person at NU-HOPE Elder Care Services, Inc., 6414 US Hwy. 27 South, Sebring. EOE DFWP 2050Job Opportunities 2000 EmploymentCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instruction sover the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your 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 WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 314-9876 Then shop till you drop! IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000485 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR MASTR ASSET BACKED SECURITIES TRUST 2005-AB1, Plaintiff, vs. REGINALD BURNS SR., et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 11, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000485 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR MASTR ASSET BACKED SECURITIES TRUST 2005-AB1, is the Plaintiff and REGINALD BURNS SR.; BANK OF A MERICA, NA; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 13th day of May, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: DWELLING UNIT NO. 3005, OF WOODRUFF HEIGHTS VILLAS, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 6, BLOCK 11 OF TOWN OF AVON PARK, SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST, A LONG THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY OF VERONA CIRCLE, A DISTANCE OF 152.85 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY OF VERONA CIRCLE A DISTANCE OF 32.5 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH THROUGH A PARTITION WALL AND CONTINUE A DISTANCE OF 80 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 32.5 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH A DISTANCE OF 80 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 388, PAGE 987, 988, 989 AND 990 AND AS PER DESCRIPTION RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 388, PAGE 990, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTH, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3005 WOODRUFF HEIGHTS, AVON PARK, FL 33825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on April 12, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09034881 NMNC-CONV--Team 1 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. April 27; May 4, 2011 1050LegalsCASTLE HILL Apartments of Avon ParkAccepting Applications for 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts. Available to individuals 62 years or older, handicap/disabled, regardless of age. For rental information & applications please call: 863-452-6565 TDD: 711 THIS INSTITUTION IS AN Equal Opportunity Provider and EmployerLos Apt. de Castle Hill de Avon ParkEstan aceptando aplicaciones para Apts. de 1 y 2 recamaras. Disponible a personas de 62 ancs o mas, incapacidad fisica/mental, no importa la edad. Para mas informacion favor de llamar 863-452-6565. TDD: 711 Esta Institucion Es De Igualdad De Oportunidad Al Proveedor, Y Empleador GOOD LOVING DOG, needs good loving home. Call 863-386-4383.

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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.c o m AVON PARK This one w asn't going to get many s tyle points, but the only t hing that matters at this s tage of the season is getting t he win. And Lake Placid was able t o hold off a feisty Mulberry s quad for a 13-6 win in the o pener of the District 9-3A t ournament in Avon Park. "If you lose, you go h ome," head coach D an Coomes said. And teams that don't c ome to play, are g oing to go home. But w hen you've beaten a t eam a couple of t imes, for a high s chool kid, it's like, w ell, we can beat them, and t hen take it easy." But, of course, that other t eam, the team that's been b eaten twice, pretty handily, i s looking to do anything but t ake it easy. Though it looked early on a s if it would be more of the s ame as freshman Tyler Carr t ook the mound and cruised t hrough the first with a strike o ut and two comebackers. Carr then capped off the D ragons two-run first with an R BI double over the left f ielder's head, one batter a fter Colby Delaney had also d elivered a run-scoring doub le, for a 2-0 lead. But the Panthers scratched f or on in the second when, w ith two out and a runner on first, a single to center saw that runner head toward third. The throw in sailed high and the run came in to halve the lead. The Dragons got that run back, however, with one in the bottom of the inning and added another in the third, courtesy of an errant throw back to the pitcher. Ascoreless fourth featured a leaping catch of a line-drive by Lake Placid second baseman Rick Miller, but a tiring Carr had a hard time getting through the fifth. After a walk to Bruce Davies started the inning, a double to right-center from Jason Segree put runners on second and third. Both came in on Dylan Harrison's single, with Harrison going to second on the throw home. Asingle to center from David Maxwell looked like it might plate the tying run, but Pike Cloninger fired home to Taylor Townsend to cut Harrison down. Carr then got a strike out and grounder to second to retire the side, holding the one-run lead. The offense then started to kick into gear as Delaney singled, Carr walked and a Nevada Weaver sacrifice bunt was thrown into right field to score one and put runners on second and third. Consecutive sacrifice fly's from Dylan Weber-Callahan and Townsend plated two more and the lead was now 73 heading into the sixth. But Mulberry wouldn't go away. Weber-Callahan, on in relief, struck out the first two batters of the inning, but walked the next two. Segree then ripped one to left-center for an RBI double SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Wednesday, April 27, 2011 NASCAR This WeekPage 3 B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Above: Nathan Stanley slides past, and partially through, Mulberry catcher David Maxwell as the throw gets away in Lake Placids' 13-6 win to open the District 9-3A tournament at Charles R. Head Field in Avon Park. Right: Freshman Tyler Carr pitched five innings and added two doubles and an RBI in the Green Dragon win Monday. Dragons take care of business Lake Placid13Mulberry6 See LP, page 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Legendary South Florida coach Dunning Terrell was honored Monday, prior to SFCCs home finale, as daughter Judy threw out the ceremonial first pitch amid family, friends and former players. The Panthers then made the day complete with a 5-4 w in over the State College of Florida Manatees. A tribute to coach Terrell Special to the News-SunSEBRING Jason Bass and Vicki Musselman ran to top honors in the Last Chance Ranch 10K run at Highlands Hammock State Park on Saturday, April 23, in 40:34 and 51:20, respectively. Mike Sullivan won the 5K in 20:31 and Tera Ming topped the ladies 5K field with her 25:32 effort. Eighty-eight runners made up the field for the two distances in the 5th annual edition of the race that benefits the youth ranch in Venus. 10K Results Overall Male: Jason Bass 40:34 Masters Male: Jose Ibanez 47:38 Overall Female: Vicki Musselman 51:20 Masters Female: Jennifer Glassburn 52:40 Male Age Groups (30-34) Dima Diden 56:19; (35-39) Sunsil Kumar 47:00 Bob Starrett 49:36; (40-44) Bryant Musselman 52:04, Patrick Loper 1:21.11; (45-49) John Komasa 51:21, David Taylor 55:39; (50-54) Darrell Jensen 49:41; (55-59) Frank Dalto 47:49, Peter Lewia 52:34, Virgil McInvale 54:27, Richard Percy 54:35, Russel Andrews 55:13; (60-64) Charlie Potter 57:16, Richard Rucker 1:01.10, Larry Taylor 1:10.01. Female Age Groups (14 & Under) Savannah Oldfield 1:07:40; (25-29) Kaylie Lindsey 1:14.36; (30-34) Karen Tallent 54:49, Jennifer Bryant 1:01.22, Jill Tyson 1:01:24; Lisa Barnes 1:06:40, Stacy Braswell 1:12.01; (40-45) Amy Speis 58:34, Donna Roberts 1:09.52, Betty Barrett 1:37:06; (45-49) Sherrie Clark 1:07:46; (50-54) Suzy Phillips 1:20.23; (55-59) Elena Febre 1:07.31, Martie Brooker 1:08.35, Katie Taylor 1:13.34; (60-64) Crystal Vanderpool 1:07.03, Mary Rucker 1:16.05. 5K Run Results Male Winner: Mike Sullivan 20:31 Female Winner: Tera Ming 25:32 Order of Finish: 1. Mike Sullivan 20:31, Robert Komasa 21:51, Mike Hines 24:30, Tera Ming 25:32, Deidra Marrs 25:47, Heather Esquibel 27:17, Bert Cox 27:21, Leslie Flores 27:26, Allie Speis 28:03, Mary Ann Andrews 28:10, Marian Gilde 28:14, Brenda Foster 29:00, Randy Gilde 29:59, Lacey Brooker 31:10, Ashley Byrd 31:10, Robert Womack 31:26, Sam Starrett 31:33, Chelsi Cross 31:55, Jude Stewart 32:56, Tina Grimes 32:57, Anthony Manus 33:16, Felicia Coke 33;47, Paul Bryrd 33:48, Rachael Speis 33:49, Sid Ananthan 34:04, Maritza Williams 34:08, Raisa Camilo 34:15, Annamarie Grimes Bass and Musselman top 10K field See 5K, page 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Drew Hornick signed to attend school and play golf at Georgia Southern College Tuesday morning at Sebring High School. Joining Hornick on his big day were, back row, left to right, head coach Vince Liles, principal Toni Stivender, grandparents Joan and Joe Evans and athletic director Terry Quarles, with parents Andy and Shannon seated alongside. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Football players inspiring a golfer. That's apparently at least a part of what lead to Sebring's Drew Hornick signing a scholarship to attend and play golf at Georgia Southern College Tuesday morning. "I've been playing golf since I was six," the soon-tobe Blue Streak grad said. "I always saw the football players getting scholarships and always hoped that I could do that with golf. This is a dream come true." That, and the enjoyment and confidence he has in the game helped a bit too. During this past season, Hornick was the only Sebring player to get out of the district tournament, finishing fourth at Cleveland Heights in Lakeland with a 79. From there, an 84 at Windermere wasn't enough to get him out of regionals, but it certainly wasn't anything to sniff at. "He can hit it and has a good swing," head coa ch Vince Liles said. "I've be en here four years so I've se en him all the way through. He 's got the game, he'll just ne ed to work on his short game to do well at the next level and I have no doubt he will." There were other choice s, with Hornick and his paren ts, Andy and Shannon, notin g Andrew College and t he College of Coastal Georg ia as competitors for his atte nHornick to swing with Tigers See HORNICK, page 4 B By FRED GOODALL Associated PressTAMPA The Tampa B ay Lightning had the playoffs in mind when they acquir ed Dwayne Roloson, and the 4 1year-old goaltender hasn 't disappointed them. Avoiding elimination f or the second time in three day s, the Lightning beat t he Pittsburgh Penguins 4 -2 Monday night to force a Game 7 in their first-roun d Eastern Conference series. Roloson led the way wi th 27 saves, three of them fro m point-blank range to begin a sequence that led to Tam pa Bay's Steve Downie sna pping a third-period tie at t he other end of the ice. "Goalies have to be ou tstanding in the playoffs. ... That was a key moment. It was an uplift for the team ," Lightning coach Gu y Boucher said. That's exactly what Tam pa Bay had in mind when it acquired Roloson from t he New York Islanders on Ne w Year's Day. He went 18-12 -4 in 34 games following t he trade, helping the Lightnin g make the playoffs for the fir st time since 2007. Roloson gave up a so ft overtime goal in Game 4 before bouncing back to he lp Tampa Bay stay alive. H e made 31 saves on the road in Game 5 and came up b ig again Monday when he rejected Maxime Talbot twi ce and Pascal Dupuis on ce before Downie gave t he Lightning a 3-2 lead. "Rollie's been doing th at all year. He's been makin g save after save for us sin ce he's been here," Downie sai d. "We expect that from him and he expects that from him self." Game 7 is Wednesd ay night in Pittsburgh, where t he fifth-seeded Lightnin g already have won twice th is postseason, including an 8 -2 Game 5 blowout that beg an their comeback from a 3 -1 deficit in the series. "We just played two Gam e 7s because that is the positio n we are in," Boucher sai d. "That fifth game was a do or die for us, and the sixth was a do or die." Downie scored just over a minute after Jordan Sta al gave the fourth-seed ed Penguins life with a goal th at made it 2-2. Teddy Purce ll, Sean Bergenheim and Ry an Malone also scored again st Penguins goalie Marc-And re Fleury, who faltered for t he second straight game. The Lightning killed o ff four penalties in the secon d period, when Pittsburgh al so failed to score on Chr is Lightning even series with Penguins See TAMPABAY, page 4 B

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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.Golf for God TournamentSEBRING The Golf for God Tournament will kick off with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start on Saturday, May 7 at Golf Hammock Golf and Country Club. It will be a 2-Person scramble at $65 a person, which includes golf, cart, a $25 dry cleaning certificate, a golf certificate for two rounds of golf and a ball for the ball-drop. You can purchase additional balls for the ball-drop which will take place by helicopter at 1 p.m. over the driving range. It will be a 50/50 cash prize, up to $500. Mulligan's will also be available. First, second and third-place winners will receive additional balls for the balldrop. This is a fundraiser for Kayla Griffin who will be on a missionary journey to 11 countries over an 11 month period, spreading the Word of God to the people of these lands. Call the course at 382-2151 to have a registration form faxed to you or pick one up at a near-by course. YMCA Sign-UpsSEBRING The Highlands County YMCAand Eagles Football is doing sign-ups for Youth Flag Football ages 514. Lifeguard Certification Class sign-ups 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 greens fee, cart, lunch and prizes. In addition to the action, there will b e 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.SFCC Fun CampsAVON PARK SFCC Athleticsw ill host a Two Day Fun Sport Selection cam p on Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10 f or girls and boys aged 6-16. Each day the camp runs from 9 a.m. -3 p.m., with campers choosing their ow n sport, whether Beach Volleyba ll, Basketball, Baseball, Softball or Soccer During the morning portion each da y, campers will stretch, do plyometric s, agility drills, work on strength and flex ibility, learn arm and body care and g et introduced to the Fitness Center. Lunch is then provided with t he campers then delving into the sport th ey chose and wrapping it up with activiti es in the SFCC pool. Registration and check-in from 8:1 58:55 a.m., and pre-registration is not ne cessary as walk-ups are accepted. The rate for one day is $50 and $95 f or both days. The camp will be aministered by SFC C head and assistant coaches, with he lp from SFCC student-athletes. For questions or more information, co ntact Camp Director and SFCC Athlet ic Director Rick Hitt at 7847036. FIRST ROUND (x-if necessary)EASTERN CONFERENCEChicago 3, Indiana 1 Chicago 104, Indiana 99 Chicago 96, Indiana 90 Chicago 88, Indiana 84 Indiana 89, Chicago 84 Tuesday: Indiana at Chicago, late x-Thursday, April 28: Chicago at Indiana, TBD x-Saturday, April 30: Indiana at Chicago, TBD Miami 3, Philadelphia 1 Miami 97, Philadelphia 89 Miami 94, Philadelphia 73 Miami 100, Philadelphia 94 Sunday: Philadelphia 86, Miami 82 Wednesday: Philadelphia at Miami, TBD x-Friday, April 29: Miami at Philadelphia, TBD x-Sunday, May 1: Philadelphia at Miami, TBD Boston 4, New York 0 Boston 87, New York 85 Boston 96, New York 93 Friday: Boston 113, New York 96 Sunday: Boston 101, New York 89 Atlanta 3, Orlando 1 Atlanta 103, Orlando 93 Orlando 88, Atlanta 82 Atlanta 88, Orlando 84 Sunday: Atlanta 88, Orlando 85 x-Tuesday, April 26: Atlanta at Orlando, TBD x-Thursday, April 28: Orlando at Atlanta, TBD x-Saturday, April 30: Atlanta at Orlando, TBDWESTERN CONFERENCEMemphis 3, San Antonio 1 Memphis 101, San Antonio 98 San Antonio 93, Memphis 87 Memphis 91, San Antonio 88 Monday: Memphis 104, San Antonio 86 Wednesday: Memphis at San Antonio, TBD x-Friday, April 29: San Antonio at Memphis, TBD x-Sunday, May 1: Memphis at San Antonio, TBD L.A. Lakers 2, New Orleans 2 New Orleans 109, L.A. Lakers 100 L.A. Lakers 87, New Orleans 78 L.A. Lakers 100, New Orleans 86 Sunday: New Orleans 93, L.A. Lakers 88 Tuesday: New Orleans at L.A., late Thursday: L.A. at New Orleans, TBD x-Saturday, April 30: New Orleans at L.A., TBD Dallas 3, Portland 2 Dallas 89, Portland 81 Dallas 101, Portland 89 Portland 97, Dallas 92 Saturday: Portland 84, Dallas 82 Monday: Dallas 93, Portland 82 x-Thursday: Dallas at Portland, TBD x-Saturday, April 30: Portland at Dallas, TBD Oklahoma City 3, Denver 1 Oklahoma City 107, Denver 103 Oklahoma City 106, Denver 89 Saturday: Oklahoma City 97, Denver 94 Monday: Denver 104, Oklahoma City 101 x-Wednesday, April 27: Denver at Oklahoma City, TBD x-Friday, April 29: Oklahoma City at Denver, TBD x-Sunday, May 1: Denver at Oklahoma City, TBD FIRST ROUND (x-if necessary)EASTERN CONFERENCEWashington 4, New York Rangers 1 Washington 2, Rangers 1, OT Washington 2, Rangers 0 N.Y. Rangers 3, Washington 2 Washington 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, 2OT Saturday: Washington 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Buffalo 3, Philadelphia 3 Buffalo 1, Philadelphia 0 Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 4 Philadelphia 4, Buffalo 2. Buffalo 1, Philadelphia 0 Buffalo 4, Philadelphia 3, OT Sunday: Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 4, OT Tuesday: Buffalo at Philadelphia, late Boston 3, Montreal 2 Montreal 2, Boston 0 Montreal 3, Boston 1 Boston 4, Montreal 2 Boston 5, Montreal 4, OT Saturday: Boston 2, Montreal 1, 2OT Tuesday: Boston at Montreal, late x-Wednesday, April 27: Montreal at Boston TBD Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 3 Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 0 Tampa Bay 5, Pittsburgh 1 Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 2 Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 2, 2OT Saturday: Tampa Bay 8, Pittsburgh 2 Monday: Tampa Bay 4, Pittsburgh 2 x-Wednesday, April 27: Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, TBDWESTERN CONFERENCEVancouver 3, Chicago 3 Vancouver 2, Chicago 0 Vancouver 4, Chicago 3 Vancouver 3, Chicago 2 Chicago 7, Vancouver 2 Chicago 5, Vancouver 0 Sunday: Chicago 4, Vancouver 3, OT Tuesday: Chicago at Vancouver, late San Jose 4, Los Angeles 2 San Jose 3, L.A. 2, OT Los Angeles 4, San Jose 0 San Jose 6, Los Angeles 5, OT San Jose 6, Los Angeles 3 Saturday: Los Angeles 3, San Jose 1 Monday: San Jose 4, Los Angeles 3, OT Detroit 4, Phoenix 0 Detroit 4, Phoenix 2 Detroit 4, Phoenix 3 Detroit 4, Phoenix 2 Detroit 6, Phoenix 3 Nashville 4, Anaheim 2 Nashville 4, Anaheim 1 Anaheim 5, Nashville 3 Nashville 4, Anaheim 3 Anaheim 6, Nashville 3 Nashville 4, Anaheim 3, OT Sunday: Nashville 4, Anaheim 2AMERICANLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB New York127.632 Tampa Bay1111.500212Boston1011.4763 Toronto1012.455312Baltimore812.400412Central Division WLPctGB Cleveland138.619 Detroit1210.545112Kansas City1210.545112Minnesota912.4294 Chicago914.3915 West Division WLPctGB Texas148.636 Los Angeles1310.565112Oakland1112.478312Seattle815.348612___ Sunday's Games Detroit 3, Chicago White Sox 0 Tampa Bay 2, Toronto 0 N.Y. Yankees 6, Baltimore 3, 11 innings Minnesota 4, Cleveland 3 Texas 8, Kansas City 7 Boston 7, L.A. Angels 0 Oakland 5, Seattle 2 Monday's Games Chicago White Sox 2, N.Y. Yankees 0 Toronto 6, Texas 4 L.A. Angels 5, Oakland 0 Tuesday's Games Boston at Baltimore, late Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Yankees, late Kansas City at Cleveland, late Seattle at Detroit, late Toronto at Texas, late Tampa Bay at Minnesota, late Oakland at L.A. Angels, late Wednesday's Games Boston at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Kansas City at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 7:05 p.m. Seattle at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Toronto at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Philadelphia157.682 Florida147.66712Washington1011.476412Atlanta1113.4585 New York913.4096 Central Division WLPctGB St. Louis1210.545 Cincinnati1211.52212Milwaukee1111.5001 Chicago1012.4552 Pittsburgh1012.4552 Houston814.3644 West Division WLPctGB Colorado157.682 Los Angeles1212.5004 San Francisco1011.476412Arizona912.429512San Diego914.391612___ Sunday's Games N.Y. Mets 8, Arizona 4 Florida 6, Colorado 3 Washington 6, Pittsburgh 3 Milwaukee 4, Houston 1 L.A. Dodgers 7, Chicago Cubs 3 Atlanta 9, San Francisco 6, 10 innings Philadelphia 3, San Diego 1 St. Louis 3, Cincinnati 0 Monday's Games Pittsburgh 4, Washington 2 Florida 5, L.A. Dodgers 4 Colorado 5, Chicago Cubs 3 Cincinnati 9, Milwaukee 5 Arizona 4, Philadelphia 0 San Diego 5, Atlanta 3, 13 innings Tuesday's Games N.Y. Mets at Washington, late San Francisco at Pittsburgh, late L.A. Dodgers at Florida, late Colorado at Chicago Cubs, late St. Louis at Houston, late Cincinnati at Milwaukee, late Philadelphia at Arizona, late Atlanta at San Diego, late Wednesday's Games L.A. Dodgers at Florida, 12:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 1:10 p.m. Colorado at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Atlanta at San Diego, 3:35 p.m. Philadelphia at Arizona, 3:40 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Washington, 7:05 p.m. San Francisco at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. St. Louis at Houston, 8:05 p.m.BASEBALLCOMMISSIONER'S OFFICENamed J. Thomas Schieffer monitor for the Los Angeles Dodgers. American League OAKLAND ATHLETICSActivated RHP Michael Wuertz from the 15-day DL. Optioned LHP Bobby Cramer to Sacramento (PCL). National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKSSelected the contract of INF Josh Wilson from Reno (PCL). Placed INF Willie Bloomquist on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 22. LOS ANGELES DODGERSActivated C Dioner Navarro from the 15-day DL. Optioned C A.J. Ellis to Albuquerque (PCL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIESPlaced RHP Jose Contreras on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 22. Selected the contract of RHP Michael Stutes from Lehigh Valley (IL). Promoted RHP Chance Chapman from Reading (EL) to Lehigh Valley and RHP Jordan Ellis from Clearwater (FSL) to Reading. SAN DIEGO PADRESRecalled RHP Evan Scribner from Tucson (PCL). Optioned LHP Wade LeBlanc to Tucson. American Association FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKSSigned INF Brian Ruggiano. GRAND PRAIRIE AIRHOGSReleased RHP Ryne Tacker. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERSAcquired RHP Kyle Wright from Rockford (Frontier) for cash and player to be named. WICHITA WINGNUTSSigned OF Jorge Cortes and RHP John Holdzkom. Can-Am League BROCKTON ROXSigned OF Palmer Karr. PITTSFIELD COLONIALSSigned INF Jerod Edmondson and C Scott Knazek. QUEBEC CAPITALESSigned RHP Anthony Sullivan and INF Seth Henry. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERSSigned 3B P.J. Sequeira. Released SS Marcel Champagnie. FLORENCE FREEDOMAcquired RHP Joe Tarallo from Gary SouthShore (AA) for a player to be named. Signed 1B Mark Samuelson. TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMSSigned RHP Spencer Shelton. WASHINGTON WILD THINGSSigned RHP Justin Hall and LHP Vidal Nuno. Traded RHP Steve MacFarland to San Angelo (North American) for future considerations. North American League CALGARY VIPERSSigned INF Wilver Perez. EDINBURG ROADRUNNERSSigned 3B-OF Christian Beatty, OF Robert Matlock, RHP Michael Schurz, C Osiel Flores, OF Josh Mathson, RHP Julio Castro, INF Jason Thomas, RHP Blake Parry, RHP Shayn Holbrook, INF Felix Molina, OF Stephen Chicola, RHP Cory Gordeau and RHP Aaron Goudeau. LAKE COUNTY FIELDERSSigned OF Argelis Nunez, RHP Chris Thompson as player/coach, OF Lino Garcia, INF Brad Payne and LHP Jino Gonzales. SAN ANGELO COLTSSigned C Travis Calloway, INF Butch Ballez, LHP Frank James, LHP Logan Williamson, OF Clay Calfee and INF Danny Hernandez. YUMA SCORPIONSSigned RHP Maximinio De La Cruz and RHP Jon Huizenga.COLLEGEMOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCESuspended BYU baseball players Ryan Bernal, Bret Lopez, Brock Luker and Blake Torgerson three games and publicly reprimanded Wes Guenther and BYU baseball coach Vance Law and suspended New Mexico baseball players Luke Campbell, Quay Grant, Cory Maltz, Jonathan Mata and John Michael Twichell three games and publicly reprimanded Mitchell Garver for their involvement in an altercation after their game on April 23. CALIFORNIANamed Lindsay Gottlieb women's basketball coach. FLORIDANamed Matt McCall men's assistant basketball coach. PENN STATENamed Guy Gadowsky men's hockey coach. TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTINamed Marty Gross men's associate head basketball coach. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Baseball at District Tournament,Avon Park,TBD,if necessary THURSDAY: Baseball at District Tournament,Avon Park,TBD,if necessary Sebring TODAY: Baseball hosts District Tournament,vs.Lake Wales/Ridge winner,7:30 p.m.,if necessary THURSDAY: Baseball hosts District Tournament,Championship Game,7 p.m.,if necessary SFCC TODAY: Baseball at Hillsborough,3 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Baseball hosts District Tournament,TBA THURSDAY: Baseball hosts District Tournament,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 . Oakland at L.A. Angels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 8 8 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NT TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Chicago Cubs at Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . W W G G N NTimes, 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 Ballantine's Championship . G G O O L L F F 1 1 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . LPGA Avnet LPGA Classic . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . PGA Zurich Classic of New Orleans . . . G G O O L L F FN N B B A A P P L L A A Y Y O O F F F F S S 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 Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Denver at Oklahoma City . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T TT TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Teams TBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Teams TBA . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T TN N F F L L T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . 2011 NFL Draft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 27, 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 Dale Earnhardt Jr. and new crew chief Steve Letarte are obviously working very well together. Eight races do not a season make, but its so far, so good. What would really put doubters to rest, of course, would be an Earnhardt Jr. victory. The winless streak stands at 101. Much was made of Jimmie Johnson going 15 races without a win. Now that he ended that modest streak at Talladega „ and moved up to second in points „ all signs of weakness in the champions camp have subsided. Five Sprint Cup drivers competed in Nashvilles Nationwide race. Four of them took the top four positions. Carl Edwards has won 31 Nationwide races. In four of them, Kyle Busch was second and Brad Keselowski was third. Edwards thinks the Nashville trophy, a Gibson electric guitar decorated by Sam Bass, is the coolest in all of racing.Ž Hes won four. No Nationwide-onlyŽ driver has won a Nationwide race since Justin Allgaier at Bristol on March 20, 2010. In each of the past two seasons, Kyle Busch won the “ rst Richmond race and Denny Hamlin the latter. Yes, Virginia, Richmond represents yet another opportunity for Hamlin to start digging out of his points hole. He still languishes in 17th place. Did Kyle Busch win the Camping World Truck Series race? Did they have one? Whos hot: Carl Edwards leads the Sprint Cup standings because he has more top-10 “ nishes (six) than anyone else. ... Dale Earnhardt Jr. has improved from 12th to third in a span of three races. Whos not: Denny Hamlin has gone “ve straight races since his lone top-10 “nish of the season. ... Another Toyota driver, Brian Vickers, is struggling: 28th in points, “ ve “nishes outside the top 20 in eight tries. Earnhardt Jr. V E R S U SIn the Nationwide Series, its a glorious feud between two fine drivers. So far, Busch has won four times and Edwards twice. In their most recent get-together, at Nashville Superspeedway, Edwards withstood a furious rally by Busch and pulled away in the final laps. NASCAR This Weeks Monte Dutton gives his take: The Sprint Cup Series could use a clearcut, consistent rivalry like this one. And Edwards and Busch are both available.ŽCARL EDWARDS VS. KYLE BUSCHBy Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekThis must be conceded about the men who win races in NASCARs Nationwide Series: Theyre not in it for the points. Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano not only werent racing for points. They didnt even get any. This year NASCAR required that drivers pick only one series for points. Only driver points were not awarded to the teams that captured the first four positions at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday. The season is eight races old. A winner hasnt received any points yet. Nashville doesnt have a Sprint Cup race. No track had a Cup race last weekend. As such, this was supposed to be a track where the Nationwideonly drivers had a decent shot. They did. For fifth. All good „ Clint Bowyer, who was second by inches last week at Talladega, is looking forward to the contrast of next weekends races at .75-mile Richmond International Raceway. I wish we had three or four more tracks just like that,Ž he said. That size just races well. ƒ Its very important because the racing this year just seems so competitive, so close, and so hard to just get on a roll. ƒ Its very important to keep that momentum going.Ž Eight races into the season, only one driver, Kevin Harvick, has won twice in the Sprint Cup Series. The last time seven drivers won in the first eight races was 2003. No excuses „ Tony Stewart has slumped recently. When asked about how long the frustration and disappointmentŽ would last, he replied, Until you have something good happen. Until you get it done. Until you get it right.Ž Pressed on whether or not he was happy with his teams progress, Stewart said, No. Have we won a race yet? Then we havent got it.Ž Enough is enough „ A week ago, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was asked what he planned to do on the off weekend (this one) to make his team better. I aint going to work on it,Ž he said. Im going to chill.Ž Short chutes „ Kasey Kahne underwent knee surgery after Talladegas Aarons 499 to repair a torn meniscus. He also had knee surgery in November 2010. He intends to compete in the upcoming Cup race at Richmond. ƒ The Wood Brothers, unable to secure additional sponsorship, are skipping the next three races: Richmond, Darlington and Dover. Trevor Bayne will return to the No. 21 for the Sprint All-Star Race and Coca-Cola 600, both at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May. NtkhdClt Cup drivers dominate ... even at Nashville By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekThis stage of Kasey Kahnes career is tumultuous almost by definition. What should be the prime of the 31-year-olds career is a bit muddled, if only for now. Kahne left Richard Petty Motorsports near the end of last season. In 2012, he will join Hendrick Motorsports, replacing Mark Martin. This year, though, Kahne is taking a one-year ride with Team Red Bull as a teammate of Brian Vickers. Whats more, Kahne underwent knee surgery last week to repair a torn meniscus. He is expected to compete this weekend at Richmond International Raceway anyway. Thus far, in the No. 4 Toyota, Kahne has collected three top-10 finishes, though a disastrous Talladega showing relegated him to 18th in the Sprint Cup standings. He was 11th four races ago. Weve been learning some things,Ž said Kahne. The cars are a lot different than what weve had in the past ƒ weve been off every week, but ƒ we have a great team with Red Bull behind it. Its really nice to drive awesome equipment, nice cars. TRD (Toyota Racing Development) does a good job. ƒ The teams came together really well, really quickly, and I think we can run pretty strong throughout this entire season.Ž Its hard to believe this is actually Kahnes eighth season in NASCARs premier series. In 2006, he collected six victories and finished eighth in the final standings. The most recent of Kahnes 11 victories occurred on Sept. 6, 2009, at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Understandably, Kahne prefers not to look ahead to next year, when he will join NASCARs premier team, Hendrick. For now, he wants to concentrate on his present status at Team Red Bull. Its back to kind of how it should be, I think,Ž he said. I think racing should be fun. Its a job, but it should be fun, too. Its nice to see all the little things they do to prepare. I think my car is probably one of the nicest cars in that whole garage over there. ƒ Im just happy to be where Im at.ŽWhat A Strange Trip Its BeenEight seasons in, happy Kahne at Red Bull but not for longJohn Clark/NASCAR This WeekKasey Kahne is an eight-year NASCAR veteran with an interesting career. With 11 Cup wins and a few different stops with a few o f NASCARs teams, Kahne is racing with Red Bull this season. Next year, however, hes joining Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson at Hendrick M otorsports. KASEY KAHNE SPRINT CUP SERIESNo. 4 RED BULL TOYOTAAnother Petty donation wayFans of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America have a new way to participate. The public can make a $10 donation by texting RIDE to 27722 from their mobile phones. Funds raised will support the childrens charities the Ride benefits, including Victory Junction Gang Camp for chronically ill children, which was founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty in honor of their late son Adam. Fans may also follow Petty and the riders on several social media sites, including facebook.com/kpcharityride, twitter.com/kpcharityride, and twitter.com/kylepetty. For more information, go to www.kylepettycharityride.com. Edwards Kyle Busch This 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.Gas woes & Kenseth hatin?Dear NASCAR This Week, ƒ The fans are shaking their heads in disbelief as the price of gasoline continues to skyrocket. I bet I could buy a good-sized motor home with chump change; if I or so many others could even afford that. Lowering ticket prices and letting fans carry in their own refreshments is a start. But the track owners need to lobby both the Dems and GOP (I dont think theyll be able to reach the TPers) that job growth is critical not only to them, but for the entire country. And putting more and more people back to work will translate into putting more and more people back into race track seats nationwide. Bernie Biernacki Aurora, Ill. Youre right, Bernie. Its all a lot more intertwined than many realize or care to consider. Dear NASCAR This Week, I opened up the paper tonight to your report on the whole back page. To my surprise, there was not a thing about Matt Kenseths win. But, really, I should not be surprised because all you seem to write about is Hendrick drivers. Hendrick seem to own NASCAR. Paper and TV shows ƒ that is why I dont watch them anymore. I am getting sick of hearing about Hendrick drivers. There are other teams out there, as well. John Lucht Antigo, Wisc. P.S. I do not even watch the whole race on TV. The announcers drive me nuts with their comments on Hendrick drivers. First of all, thanks for writing. Kenseths victory was covered in the Whats Up NextŽ section of the page you mention. We cant control whether or not each publication runs the entire page, but we assume yours did. During the season, we profile most of the Cup drivers once. In this case, we held off on Kenseth because we expect he will win other races and be a title contender. We havent profiled Jimmie Johnson yet, either. Hamlin 8/Front2/Backstretch8 Banking in turns 1-414Distance: ............... 0.750-mile oval Length of frontstretch: ....1,290 ft. Length of backstretch: .......860 ft. Miles/Laps: .....300 mi. = 400 laps April 30Sept. 10 PIT ROAD FINISHSTARTTURN4TURN3TURN2TURN1RICHMOND DATA RICHMOND DATA R a c e :Crown Royal Presents the Matthew & Daniel Hansen 400 Where: Richmond (Va.) International Raceway (.75 mi.), 400 laps/300 miles. When: Saturday, April 30. Last years winner: Kyle Busch, Toyota. Qualifying record: Brian Vickers, Chevy, 129.983 mph, May 14, 2004. Race record: Dale Jarrett, Ford, 109.047 mph, Sept. 6, 1997. Last week: Jimmie Johnson defeated Clint Bowyer by .002 of a second at Talladega. Chevy drivers took the top five positions, and the top eight drivers crossed the finish line .07 of a second apart in a race that saw the lead swap hands 88 times. Race: Bubba Burger 250 Where: Richmond (Va.) International Raceway (.75 mi.), 250 laps/187.5 miles. When: Friday, April 29. Last years winner: Brad Keselowski, Dodge. Qualifying record: Kyle Busch, Chevy, 129.348 mph, May 14, 2004. Race record: Dale Jarrett, Ford, 104.928 mph, Sept. 8, 1995. Last week: Carl Edwards, in a Ford, picked up his second victory of the season, outdueling Kyle Buschs Toyota at Nashville Superspeedway. It was career victory No. 31 for Edwards. Cup drivers took the first four positions. Race: Lucas Oil 200 Where: Dover (Del.) International Speedway (1.0 mi.), 200 laps/ miles. When: Friday, May 13. Last years winner: Aric Almirola, Toyota. Qualifying record: David Starr, Chevy, 157.577 mph, June 2, 2005. Race record: Mark Martin, Ford, 120.200 mph, June 2, 2006. Last week: Kyle Busch, in a Toyota, claimed yet another victory at Nashville, his second of the season and 26th in the series. Busch skipped the race at Darlington, which was won by Kasey Kahne, driving Buschs No. 18.SPRINT CUPNATIONWIDECAMPING WORLD TRUCK All times EasternSprint CupCrown Royal Presents the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400, 7:30 p.m., SaturdayNationwide SeriesBubba Burger 250, 7:30 p.m., FridayTruck SeriesLucas Oil 200, 8:30 p.m., May 13 AlltimesEaster n 2011 STANDINGSSprint Cup Pts.1. Carl Edwards 295 2. Jimmie Johnson 5 3. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 19 4. Kevin Harvick 27 5. Kurt Busch 28 6. Kyle Busch 38 7. Ryan Newman 42 8. Matt Kenseth 43 9. Juan Montoya 49 10. Clint Bowyer 50 11. Paul Menard 53 12. Tony Stewart 55Nationwide Series1. Jason Allgaier 264 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 3. Jason Leffler 2 4. Reed Sorenson 4 Trevor Bayne -4 6. Elliot Sadler 5 7. Aric Almirola 7 8. Brian Scott 36 9. Kenny Wallace 48 10. Michael Annett 80Camping World Truck Series1. Johnny Sauter 187 2. Timothy Peters -3 3. Matt Crafton 4 4. Ron Hornaday Jr. 5 5. Cole Whitt 12 6. Austin Dillon 24 7. Todd Bodine 39 8. Clay Rogers 43 9. Max Papis 45 10. Parker Kligerman 51

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Special to the News-SunThe summer season for p ublic swimming is just a bout upon us as the Sebring H igh School pool opens to t he public Sunday, May 1. Pool hours for open swim w ill be 6-7:30 p.m. Monday t hrough Friday and 1-3 p.m. S aturday's and Sunday's a dditional hours will be a dded once school is out. Cost is $2 per swimmer w ith big savings for frequent s wimmers. Afamily pass can be b ought for $50 for the first s wimmer and $15 for each a dditional family member. Swimming lessons will also b e available with four separ ate sessions throughout the s ummer for eight differents l evels of instruction, ranging f rom Adult Beginner, Parent a nd Tot, Fundamentals, I ntroduction to Water Skills, P re-School Aquatics, F undamental Aquatic Skills, Stroke Development, Improvment and Refinement, Personal Water Safety and Diving Fundamentals and Fitness. Session I runs from June 13-24, session II from June 27-July 8, session III from July 11-22 and session IV from July 25-August 5. Registrations will be Wednesday, May 17 from 56:30 p.m., Saturday, May 28 from 9-10:30 a.m. and Monday May 23 from 9 a.m.2 p.m. in the front office at Sebring High School. Water aerobics return as well, with certified instructor Ricki Albritton, Tuesday's and Thursday's from 6:307:30 p.m. Cost is just $2 per workout, or just $1 if you have the Summer Swim Pass the first class is Thursday, May 5. For more information, please call 471-5500, ext. 229, and leave a message for Ms. Pat. Page 4BNews-SunWednesday, April 27, 2011www.newssun.com Sebring Summer Swimming LAKE PLACID Green Dragon Basketball will be holding its'annual summer camp from June 13-17 at the Lake Placid High School Gymnasium for boys and girls in grades 2-8. Camp will run each day from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., with the final day ending at Noon. Cost of the camp is $65 and all campers will receive a Dragon Basketball camp Tshirt. Campers can bring lun ch or purchase lunch items at camp concessions each day Drinks and other snac ks will be available at a reaso nable cost. Half-day options are al so available. Call or text Linda Vel ey for details and other inform ation at 441-0299, or ema il veley131@comcast.net. Dragon Summer Hoops Camp This summer the South Florida Community College volle yball program has more camps to offer than ever before. Listed below you will see opportunities for sand and indo or camps. If there is a camp date that you could attend but the a ge group is different than yours please call and special arrang ements could be made. Individual private sessions for indoor and sand are ava ilable year-round. Call/Email to schedule today! June 2011 Sand: 13th-16th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 8:30-10:3 0 a.m. (Grades 9-12) $60 Indoor: 13th16th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 11:30-1:3 0 p.m. (Grades 5-12) $60 Attend Both Sand and Indoor camps June 13-16th: $100 July 2011 Sand: 11th -14th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 8:30 -10:3 0 a.m. (Grades 9-12) $60 Indoor: 11th-14th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 11:30-1:3 0 p.m. (Grades 5-12) $60 Attend Both Sand and Indoor camps July 11-14: $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.craw ford@southflorida.edu cell: 863-835-2377, or Office: 86 3784-7037. Panther Volleyball Camps a nd Harrison followed with a single to score one and the l ead was cut again to 7-5. But the Dragons then b lew it open in the bottom o f the frame with six runs o n five hits and four P anther errors. Brody Carr drew a walk t o start it, stole second and m oved to third when the t hrow on the steal sailed i nto center. One out later, Delaney d rove Carr in with a single a nd another out later, W eaver reached on a bunt s ingle. AWeber-Callahan smash w ent right through the w ickets of the Mulberry t hird baseman for an error t hat brought Delaney home, a nd when the left fielder f umbled it as well, Weaver w ent to third and WeberC allahan to second. Townsend followed with a two-run double to rightc enter and Cloninger then d oubled deep to right for a nother score. Apick-off attempt by the c atcher to try to nab C loninger at second, during M iller's at bat, went wild e nough to bring Cloninger a ll the way around and the l ead was back to a more c omfortable 13-5. "We've wanted to get ( Tyler Carr) on the mound m ore than we have," C oomes said. "But we saw t his as an opportunity to get h im out there and have a f ew days to rest his arm and be back at short. "And we just kept pounding it and look what happened," he continued. "We kept swinging and sure enough, boom, there go the bats and guys are hitting them everywhere." Delaney came on to close things up in the seventh and sandwiched hitting Jacob Morrissey with a pitch with two strike outs. But Brandon Rose lifted a high pop down the leftfield line that had both third baseman Kyle Barber and Carr, now at shortstop, tracking it. Despite a sliding, overthe-shoulder attempt by Barber, the ball dropped in safely, fair by inches. With two outs, a hustling Morrissey was running all the way and came in to score. But Delaney struck out the next batter to end it and move the Dragons into the tournament semifinal game at 8 p.m. Thursday. There, they will face the winner of Tuesday's late game between Avon Park and Tenoroc. "It doesn't matter which team it is," Coomes said. "Whoever it is, we still have to come to play." Continued from 1B LP to face Devils, Titans Thursday News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Taylor Townsend blasted a two-run double to right in Lake Placid's six-run sixth inning to put Monday's win away. 34:35, Terri Womack 34:51, Mary Jo Sullivan 35:05, Deborah Summers 35:10, Angie Garay 37:04, Sydney Esquibel 39:16, Jennifer Lipowski 39:25, Erik Lipowski 39:26, Amond Williams 41:24, Bud Cox 41:24, Ginny Cox 43:10, Lois Tejada 43:45, Alyssa Loper 46:16, Terry Barone 46:28, Louis Albrecht 46:29, Nancy Miesse 47:10, Jayme Duris 47:38, Martha Lewis 54:50, Jeni Byrd 54:51, Sharon Culverhouse 54:52, Linda McGhee 55:11. Continued from 1B 5K race results t ion. "It's just a real good fami ly environment there," H ornick said. "The players a ll have dinner at the coache s house three or four times a week and that says somet hing. The coach, Dave Haney, is also a swing coach and can really help me a lot. It's the program's second year, so it's exciting to go in and be part of building the program." At South Georgia, Hornick will go into the Allied Health program, where he's leaning toward studying to become a radiology technician. "He's worked very hard for this, with golf and especially academically," mother Shannon said. "It will be hard, him moving out, he's the baby of the family, but we're real proud of him." Inspired by football players to get a scholarship in golf, Hornick's story can now serve to inspire others in any variety of sports and activities, that the opportunities are there if you dare to dream. Continued from 1B Hornick headed to South Georgia C onner's penalty shot that c ould have tied it. "It's a seven-game series. T hey're a good team," P enguins forward James N eal said. "We've played t hem hard all series long. It c omes down to one now. L ay it out on the line ... do w hat we can, and come out w ith the win." Pulled after yielding four g oals on 14 shots in Game 5 Fleury couldn't protect a n early lead and struggled again when Pittsburgh looked as if it had regained momentum. The Penguins goalie was spectacular in Game 1, delivering an acrobatic 32save performance that produced his fifth career postseason shutout. He's been shaky in the Penguins'three losses and allowed the Lightning to rally from twogoal deficits in two games Pittsburgh went on to win. Still, Fleury expects the Penguins to regroup and win Game 7. "We know we can play," Fleury said. "I'm still positive and think we can do it." Penguins coach Dan Bylsma also expects his team to benefit from having more playoff experience than Tampa Bay, which features nine players who are appearing in their first NHL postseason series. "I think there is something to be drawn from the emotion and experience of playing Game 7. Do or die for both teams," Bylsma said. "I think we'll lean on some of those experiences, but we also have to play the game," Bylsma added. "We have to go out and play the game and not just talk about what we've learned in the past. It's a different team. It's a different year. We'll have to be ready and refocused to play that game." Continued from 1B Tampa Bay ties series with Penguins Associated PressThe New York Times is reporting many Division I schools are distorting their athletic participation numbers so they can remain compliant with Title IX. The newspaper analyzed public records from than 20 colleges and universities and federal participation statistics from all 345 institutions at the NCAA's highest level. It found some schools we re padding the rosters of women's teams with unqua lified players, or counting at hletes who no longer want ed to compete. The New York Times al so reported Tuesday th at schools counted male pra ctice players as women an d trimmed the rosters of men 's teams. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 27, 2011Page 5B T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local c lubs and organizations who m eet on a regular basis. It is t he responsibility of the group t o update the News-Sunon a ny changes in this listing by c alling 385-6155, ext. 516; s end any changes by e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com;or mail t hem to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870. T ODAY 50 Plus Singles C onnection is an activities c lub for all persons over 50. M embers gather for dinner at v arious local restaurants and h ave other activities. The g roup meets at Beef O'Bradys o n the last Wednesday of each m onth at 6 p.m. For informat ion call 452-1669. Adult Children of A lcoholics and D ysfunctional Families. New L ife Group meets W ednesdays at 11:30 a.m. at G race Bible Church, 4453 T hunderbird Road, Sebring. F or details, call 446-0461. For d etails on the organization, go t o www.adultchildren.org. American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers s erved from 5-7 p.m.Live m usic is from 5-8 p.m. For d etails, 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. Avon Park Noon Rotary C lub meets noon, Rotary Club b uilding, corner of Verona A venue and Pine Street, Avon P ark. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Qi-GONG R elaxation classes every W ednesday from 2:45-3 p.m. A ll classes and support groups a re at 4023 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., S ebring. Call 386-5687. Balance Transitions ( Support Group For People S uffering From Mental I llness) m eets every Wednesday at 1 p .m. at 4023 Sun 'N Lake B lvd., Sebring. Call 386-5687. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Family and C aregiver Support Group m eets the fourth Monday of t he month at the Sebring D aybreak Office from 7-8:30 p .m. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge C lub)plays duplicate games at 1 2:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. For details, call 3 85-8118. The Bridgettes meet at 1 2:15 p.m. at Sebring R ecreation Center to play b ridge. For details, call Sandra Y ates at 655-5815. Christian Fellowship G roup meets 7 p.m. For d etails, call 381-9005 or 3819 007. 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. t he second and fourth W ednesday at the club, 12921 U .S. 98, Sebring. For details c all 655-4007.Heartland Horses & H andicapped Inc. is offering p ony rides every Monday and W ednesday from 4:30-6:30 p .m., weather permitting. $5 d onation per child. Call 4520 006 for more information. All p roceeds raised support our f ree equine assisted riding prog ram for adults and children w ith special needs, which r esumes in September. Highlands County N arcotics Anonymous meets a t 8 p.m. at the Lakeside h ouse, 1513 S. Highlands A ve., AvonPark. For details, c all the 24-hour hotline 1-8008 50-7347 or (941) 616-0460. 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 8:30-10:30 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts and socializing for members and any interested person. Members meet at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday for a business meeting and dinner. Make dinner reservations by calling 382-2208. Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets every Wednesday at noon at Homer's Restaurant. Call Grace Plants 273-1421 for more information. 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. Spaghetti dinner on the fourth Wednesday of each month. For details, call 4652661. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at night. Open to members and qualified guests only. 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. For details, call 655-4505. 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 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. For details, call 471-3557. Sebring Kiwanis Club 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 4:30-7:30 p.m. For details, 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 3814410. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL487 meets at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring. For details, call 3827716 or 314-9485. 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 6995444. 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. For details, call 3858902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 and Auxiliary travel to Royal Care Nursing Home in Avon Park the last Wednesday. Young Artists String Orchestra (YASO) rehearses each Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene (512 W. Interlake). We are looking for violin, viola, cello, and string bass players to be a part of this orchestra. For information, call Diane Osborne, conductor, at 6594541 or (503) 709-1440.THURSDAY Alzheimer's Association Support Group meets from 12 p.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sebring Christian Church on Hammock Road. For details, 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. For details, 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 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. For details, call 655-3274. 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. For details, call 385-8118. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4240 Aerie Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details call 655-4007. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers beginning dance lessons for new and returning dancers from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, and classes for last year's dancers from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections On Silver Lake in Avon Park. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him atsamdunn@samdunn.net.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church on Lakeview Drive in Sebring. For details, call the 24-hour hotline 1-800850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands Lake Volunteer Fire and Rescue meets 7 p.m. at fire department, 2840 Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, second and fourth Thursday. 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. For details, call 465-4345. 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. For details, call 4652661. 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. Master Gardeners of Highlands County meets 9 a.m. every fourth Thursday at the Highlands County AgriCivic Center, Sebring. 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). For details, 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 weighins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. For details, 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. For details, call (863) 773-5714. Pine Ridge Promenaders will be dancing from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Sunshine RV Park recreation hall located 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27 on State Road 70. For more details, call Dan or Nell Sherman at 4652481 or 243-9676. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details, call 4654888. 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, 4022296. Sebring Breakfast Lions Club meets 7 a.m. at Dot's Restaurant in Sebring Square. Sebring Country Estates Civic Association hosts Ladies Cards at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday. Business meeting every second Thursday at 7 p.m. Carry-in dinner every fourth Thursday at 6 p.m. Membership is $10 per person. Located at 3240 Grand Prix Drive. For all residents of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivision. Public rentals available for special events. Call 385-9109. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves hamburgers and french fries from 5-7 p.m. Music is from 6-9 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Lodge 249 F&AM hold their meetings, starting with 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. (corner of Sebring Parkway and Home Ave.) For more information, call Mike Byers, Secretary, at 453-0594 or Don Cains, Worshipful Master, at 471-2078. You may also visit our web site at http://www.sebringlodge249fan dam.us. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 has enrollment at 8 p.m. at the lodge, 11675 U.S. 98 East, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. Sebring Rhythm Cloggers dance at 6:30 p.m. at Highlands Hammock State Park Recreation Room in Sebring. If interested, call 3823735 or 382-6973. Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Sebring Elks Lodge, corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Southeast Lakeview Drive. Sweet Adeline's Show Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the AvonPark Rotary Club, 20 S. Verona Ave. For details, call Jeanne Parzygnat at 699-0743; Bette Killeen at 446-3106 or Anita Helbig at 452-1927. Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at Venus United Methodist Church, 962 County Road 731, Venus. Weigh in is from 5-5:30 p.m. Meeting is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 4659165 for details. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves hamburgers from 12-1:30 and plays bingo at 1:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For more details call 3858902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 bar bingo is at 1p.m. every Thursday.FRIDAY Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 314-0891. American Legion Post 25 hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Cost is $6. Shrimp also is available for same price. Open to the public. Tickets in the lounge on Friday night. Lounge hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 has karaoke from 7 p.m. until final call at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Post open at noon. Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. For details, call 4711448. AvonPark Breakfast Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Rotary Club building. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. Better Breathers Club Support Group This American Lung Association affiliated group meets the last Friday of each month, at 12:00 pm in Conference Room 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun n Lake Blvd. Contact Mike Napper, RRTat (863)402-3450 for more information. Buttonwood Bay Squares meets first and third Friday in recreation hall, Sebring. Early rounds are from 7-7:30 p.m., alternate mainstream/plus /rounds are from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. For details, callLarry Gow at 382-6995. Grand Prix Cloggers Beginner classes are at 9 a.m., EZ Intermediate classe s are at 10 a.m., and Intermediate classes are at 11 a.m. every Friday at Reflectio n on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Ca ll Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers a class in Lake Placid at the Sunshine RV Resort from 9-1 1 a.m. Friday. For more informa tion, call Sam Dunn at 3826792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net. Highlands Social Dance Club hosts ballroom dancing every Friday, October through March from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway. Dance the night away to the music of the area's Big Bands. All club dances are open to the public Appropriate dress required. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Ca ll 385-6671. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours begin ning at 1 p.m. There is a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8.5 0 per person. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves wings, fish and burgers at 6 p.m. Music provided from 7-1 1 p.m. Pool tournament is at 8 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m Lodge phone number 4520579. MOM's Club meets at 10:3 0 a.m. first Friday at the First United Methodist Church on Pine Street in Sebring. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information o n other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Fridays. For details or info on lessons, cal l 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves chicken or fish basket s from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 donation. Blind darts is played at 7 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 serving buffet dinner at 5-7 p.m. Elks and guests invited. Dance music in ballroom at 7 p.m. Dinner and dance is $10 donation. For reservations, ca ll 385-8647 or 471-3557. Loung e is open from 3-10 p.m. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. an d table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave. For details call 385-2966 or leave a nam e, number and message. Teamster Retiree's meet a t the First Assembly of God, 48 5 W. Haines Blvd., Lake Alfred at 11 a.m. on the last Friday of the month (except June, July and August). For details, call Paul Thomas at 471-9684. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Roa d 621 E., Lake Placid. Texas Hold em lessons, 2 p.m. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves pizza from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For COMMUNITYCALENDAR GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCEƒ

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Page 6BNews-SunWednesday, April 27, 2011www.newssun.com By PETER SVENSSON APTechnology WriterNEWYORK The succ essor to Nintendo's hit Wii c onsole will arrive next year. In disclosing its plans M onday, Nintendo Co. didn't s ay what the new system will d o. The Japanese company p lans to show a playable m odel of the new console at t he Electronic Entertainment E xpo, which runs June 7-9 in L os Angeles. Nintendo has dominated s ales of video game consoles a nd sold 86 million Wiis since l aunching it in 2006. The Wii c aused a splash with its innov ative motion-sensing cont roller. Sports-style games s uch as baseball and boxing l et players move their arms to s imulate the pitching of a ball o r the throwing of a punch. Nintendo also makes a stepboard accessory, the Wii Fit, that allows players to try dance steps or yoga. The Wii setup has been copied and elaborated on by the other major console makers since then. But the Wii is showing its age. Even when it launched, it was behind the other consoles of the era, Sony Corp.'s PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360, in not offering high definition. The modest hardware of the Wii has also meant that while Sony and Microsoft have been able to update their consoles with new capabilities, the Wii has seen only relatively minor updates, such as addition of the optional Wii Fit and the ability to play Netflix movies. Microsoft launched its Kinect game-control system last fall. Using a 3-D camera, depth sensors and voicerecognition software, it recognizes your face, voice and gestures as you move around and talk, without requiring you to hold a controller or wear a headset. Sony, meanwhile, began selling a Move controller that is essentially a higher-tech version of the Wii remote. Nintendo announced plans for the Wii successor as part of its financial results Monday. Nintendo said its annual earnings dropped for the second straight year as sales declined. It's expecting sales to increase again in the fiscal year that just started, thanks to its new handheld 3DS device, which launched last month. Nintendo says successor to successful Wii console coming in 2012 MCTpho to The Nintendo Wii was introduced in 2006 and made a splash with its motion-sensing controls.

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BoggsAir Force Airman 1st C lass Jeremy W. Boggs g raduated from basic milit ary training at Lackland Air F orce Base, San Antonio, T exas. The airman completed an i ntensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, a nd basic warfare principles a nd skills. Airmen who complete b asic training earn four credi ts toward an associate in a pplied science degree t hrough the Community C ollege of the Air Force. He is the son of Suzanne B oggs and Kent Boggs, both o f Sebring. Boggs graduated in 2010 f rom Sebring High School.EdmonstonArmy Reserve Spec. M ichel A. Edmonston has b een assigned to the First A rmy Division West ( DIVWEST) at Fort Carson, C olorado Springs, Colo. The First Army D IVWEST, under the Forces C ommand, performs training a nd readiness oversight, p ost-mobilization and certific ation of reserve component u nits assigned to their geog raphical area of responsibili ty. Reserve component sold iers are part of an operat ional force that routinely s erve in support of the G lobal War on Terrorism. D IVWESTis a multi-comp onent Army division that u niquely exemplifies the c oncept of One Army, One T eam, integrated (active, N ational Guard, and R eserve) to serve a nation at w ar. Edmonston served in supp ort of Operation Enduring F reedom. The specialist is a military p olice member with nine y ears of military service. He is the son of Gisele R. E dmonston of Sebring. His w ife, Beth, is the daughter of M yra Lasho of Orange City. The specialist graduated in 1987 from Stranahan High School, Fort Lauderdale.SantiagoAir Force Airman Derrick I. Santiago graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Ivan and Dorothy Santiago of Sebring. Santiago graduated in 2010 from Sebring High School. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 27, 2011Page 7B Mr. and Mrs. Haywood O. Taylor are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this month. Haywood and Betty were married on April 27, 1961 at the First United Methodist Church of Sebring. They plan to celebrate the occasion with family. 50th Anniversary CELEBRATIONS Forde-RogersCharlie and Cathy Rogers of Lake Placid are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Leigh Rogers, to James Marshall Forde. Jessica is a 2006 graduate of Lake Placid High School and is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Sociology at Gadsden State College in Gadsden, Ala. James is the son of Jim and Linda Forde and the late Margaret Forde of New York, N.Y. He is a 2000 graduate of The Good Shepherd School in New York. He is currently employed as a manager fo r Barnes and Noble in Anniston, Ala. The couple will be wed June 25, 2011, in New York. Jessica Rogers and James Forde Engagement CELEBRATIONSGUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes announcements about births,engagements, weddings and anniversaries on Wednesdays. Anniversaries are accepted starting at the 50th and then in five-year incriments. Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Forms are available at the News-Sun. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesday's paper. Submit items to the News-Sunfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail toeditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. Military News Boggs Santiago The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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Special to the News-SunSEBRING Lunch Club Wednesday "Rise and Shine" speaker and member Linda Riggs, owner of Sebring Signs and Promotions, shared with more than 143 attendees her personal testimony regarding how she changed her mind set and created a positive transformation not only losing a lot of weight, but also how she increased her daily happiness. Riggs shared with everyone she is a business owner, but always wanted to be a motivational speaker and it's only after fighting skin cancer on her face and losing a lot of weight that now she knows she has a purpose and was excited to share her personal jouney and challenge others to embrace the kid with-in. Lunch Club Wednesday is a ladies networking club and meet the second Wednesday every month at the Sebring Elks Lodge. The club is for women of all ages, career or career retired. There are no club dues, but eveyone is expected to purchase a lunch ticket for $10. Door prizes and member showcases are also a part of the monthly event. The next luncheon is May 11, with doors opening at 11:30 a.m. New members are welcome. Contact Diana Albritto n at 381-8170, or vis it www.lunchclubwednesday .c om on the Web. Page 8BNews-SunWednesday, April 27, 2011www.newssun.com CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS Courtesy photo Barbara King (from left), co-chair of the Woman's Club of Sebring, poses with School Superintendent Wally Cox, president Betty Wickensimer, and Judy McLaughlin, co-chair. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The GFWC W oman's Club of Sebring m et on April 11. The E ducation Department was t he host; Barbara King and J udy McLaughlin were the c o-chairs. The 49 members a nd 12 guests were welcomed b y president Betty W ickensimer. The Pledge of A llegiance was led by B arbara King. The group s ang "God Bless America," a ccompanied by pianist E lizabeth Shewan. Jerri Dees g ave the chaplain's devotion. A delicious catered meal was p rovided by Mae Lee's. The speaker was Wally C ox, superintendent of Highlands County Schools. He began his talk by thanking the club for many years of participation in the Reading is Fundamental (RIF) program at Woodlawn Elementary School. Cox informed members of a joint venture between Highlands County Schools and South Florida Community College's Career Academy. This program gives students an opportunity to attend the college for both their regular high school academic classes, and a choice of numerous college level technical career courses taught by SFCC instructors. Upon graduation, students will receive a high school diploma and an occupational certificate in the technical field of their study. Membership chair Isabel Zografos initiated and welcomed three new members into the club: Dollie Maleszyk, Cindy Marvin, and Linda Owen-Smith. Members brought disposable diapers for the Safe House endeavor. Phone 385-7268 for membership information. The monthly meetings are held the second Monday of each month, October through May. The building is available for rent; phone 382-1415 for details. Woman's Club hears from Cox Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Dr. Norman Stephens, president, and Douglas Andrews, dean for cultural programs at South Florida Community College, spoke on April 21 at Lake Placid Noon Rotary. Stephens spoke about the college's general mission and its plans to offer a baccalaureate program. Acorresponding name change is contemplated, and suggestions for a new name can be made via SFCC's Web site. Andrews presented slides of the new auditorium facility along with information about upcoming events including Beatles and Eagles tribute shows now in the schedule. More information about both of these is available online. 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 has also been a supporter of the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts. 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. Contact Mary Birge at 465-2700. SFCC's Stephens, Andrews speak at LP Noon Rotary Dr. Norman Stephens Doug Andrews Courtesy pho to Linda Riggs, owner of Sebring Signs and Promotions, spoke to members of Lunch Club Wednesday last week, sharing her story of how she created a positive self transformation. Riggs shares testimony at Luch Club meet Courtesy photo Women of Avon Park Inner Wheel Club during a tour of Children's Home in Sebring. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The Avon Park Inner Wheel Club had a tour of the local Children's Home in Sebring on April 15. The tour was led by Carmen Barrone, director; Rebecca Gossard, family support worker; and Gloria Arroyo, youth care worker. The facility houses young girls ages 13-18. The program provides services to empower children and families to lead responsible, productive and meaningful lives. The Avon Park Inner Wheel Club helps the Children's Home with donations and gift certificates for the girls during the year. Inner Wheel tours Children's Home Friendly Neighbors ClubSEBRING The Friendly Neighbors Club met at Toby the Clown Foundation on April 19 for their regular meeting. Members present from Balmoral Assisted Living were Audry Hancock, Rose Panzarella, Katie Williams, Amy Korvac and Myrtle Lusk. Donna Leonard, Gertie Lacy and Louise Pick regular members. Minutes of the March meeting were read and approved. Refreshments were served by Audry Hancock. After the business meeting, the members stuffed eight and a half dozen clowns. Finished clowns are given to the local hospitals. The next meeting will be May 17.Hibiscus Garden ClubAVON PARK Hibiscus Garden Club of Avon Park met April 14 in the home of resident Nina Seibold. Members introduced themselves to guest Vernell Cravey. Nominating Committee chairman Betty Camp presented a slate of officers for 2011-12. They are: president, Nina Seibold; first vice president, Nancy Heiring; second vice president, Kim Roscoe; recording secretary, Connie Ewell; corresponding secretary, Pat Kincer; treasurer, Teri Semper; and chaplain appointed, Shirley Foster. Kim Roscoe presented plans to provide table decorations for the Quilting Guild Show in February 2012. The club agreed to participate. Roscoe will chair same. Nancy Heiring announced she can no longer carry on chairing the Mall Christmas decorating. Heiring has invested many years at this and was commended for the dedication and great job done. There will be a search for others to set up and continue this endeavor. If not found, the decorations may be put up for sale in the fall. Seibold announced F.F.G.C. Spring meeting is May 3 in Bartow. Sybil Laye was the lucky winner of a doubled bright red Hybrid amaryllis bulb. Next meeting May 12 with Connie Ewell.LP Historical SocietyLAKE PLACID April 18 the RSVPprogram for seniors held their annual awards luncheon at the beautiful new Grogan Center at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Avon Park. Kris Schmidt, program director, put on a beautiful program with the help of many dedicated people and groups. Adelicious luncheon prepared by the head chef at the Palms of Sebring was enjoyed by several members of the Lake Placid Historical Society as well as more than 200 other honorees and guests, volunteers Floyd and Carolyn Rider, Carol Skrodzki, and both former and current museum directors Jean Parrish and Kay Tarr. Skrodzki won a gift card and Parrish and Tarr were both awarded roses. Tarr had several good photo opportunities at the event but unfortunately her Fuji Semi-Pro camera went missing and has not been recovered. If anyone has any information on the camera notify either the Museum at 465-1771 or Tarr at 699-1376. TOPS FL Club 487SEBRING April 20 Sharon Flaherty, Sandy Powers and Cathie Kowalski were welcomed to the chapter. Nine TOPS and six KOPS gave the pledges. Best Loser was Carolyn Patterson. Yes-Yeses are portion control, keep a diary, water, eat healthy at buffets and make good choices on Easter candy. Bette Gillett has two more weeks to win the Mystery Gift and Sharon Flaherty found another wrapper on the Attendance Box. Leader Judy Phillips presented Alice Bowen with a beautiful pocke t wallet for her work in the chapter. The 25-cent contest had eight wi nners at 25 cents each and Bette Gillett won $1.40 in the 10-cent co ntest. Carolyn Patterson had a good pro gram on "7 Foods to Avoid if You Have Arthritis, Fibromyalgia or Gout." The club meets Wednesdays with weight-in starting at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines Baptist Church.TOPS FL Club 632SEBRING This club meets every Monday at First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine. New members and any visitors who may be interested in losing weight are welcome. Weigh-in begins at 2:30 p.m. and ends at 3:10 p.m. The meeting begins at 3:30 and lasts approximately one hour. Contact Faye Nutt at 659-1019. This past week several members attended a workshop at Bradenton t o learn more about the duties of their office positions. They were impressed with the information the y received and how very helpful everyone was. Snapshots Special to the News-SunSEBRING Kathy R hea, Lois Johnson and P at Filer were honored w ith the monthly "CC C ourage" award by Lunch C lub Wednesday in April a nd additionally offered a f lower bouquet from H obby Hill Florist. These three ladies are m embers of Lunch Club W ednesday and are not o nly employed full time w ith Florida Hospital, but t hey are also selling handc rafted soap to raise m oney for their co-worke r, a nurse at Florida H ospital who has been b attling stage 4 colon canc er. Rhea, Johnson and Filer h ave been selling the varie ty of soaps at flea mark ets, garage sales and a v ariety of gift shops. P roceeds going 100 perc ent to their friend and p rices range from $1 to $ 5. Lunch Club Wednesday, a ladies networking club w ill meet again May 11, at t he Sebring Elks Lodge w ith doors opening at 1 1:30 a.m., $10 (includes l unch). Concact Diana A lbritton at 381-8170 or v isit www.lunchclubw ednesday.com. 3 receive Courage award CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS GUIDELINES: The NewsSunpublishes announcements about clubs and organizations on Wednesdays. Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Forms are available at the News-Sun. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesday.r. Submit items to theNews-Sunfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 3852453; send e-mail toeditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,NewsSun,2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155, ext. 516.

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LAKE PLACID April 18 we had our coed coffee. Our coffee maker was Rod Wilds and our emcee was Donna Vanden Bergh. We look around the room and realize that many of our northerners have already departed and have headed home. We are certainly going to miss them. Donna reminded everyone that we need residents to sign up for the month of May to make the coffee for our coed gathering. George Susco, our park manager, told the residents that they will be able to use the pool as soon as they install a new pump. He reminded everyone that today was Tax Day. He thanked Donna for volunteering to be emcee and wished she and her husband a safe trip back to Canada, as well as the other residents who are heading north. Stephanie Schechter and her sister, Linda, introduced their guest, Ingrid. Helen and Anna Todd are leaving this week. Laura Bailie played the piano and we sang happy birthday to Tommy Clements, Marilyn Cromer and Joe Shannon. We then sang happy anniversary to Lou and Gloria Wackerhauser, who will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on April 22. Carol Noel told the group that Dee Raub's daughter, Darlene Rici, passed away. The sad part is Dee's husband, Bill, passed away in December. Another couple our hearts and prayers go out to is Cliff and Betty Beaupre, their 4-year-old grandson, Cooper, passed away following an accident where the fire wood is stored. Others on the sick list are: Ron Coleman, Joe Coter, JoAnn Haut and Don Walls. Please sign your name letting them know you have them in your thoughts and prayers. Carol Noel told the group that the Military Soup and Sandwich will be held on Memorial Day. They are planning to have a picnictype meal. Jim Hogan told the residents that the pancake breakfast will be Saturday, May 7. He is hoping to get a good turnout. He reminded everyone to bring your own place setting. Peggy Sue Teague reminded all the Red Hatters that the second Thursday in May they will be going to the airport restaurant. Doris True read a touching farewell to all and said she always enjoys being in Tropical Harbor and with the Lord's guidance she and Henry will return to spen d our winters with usn. April 19 we had 39 ladi es attend the luncheon at t he Chateau Elan Hote l. Hostesses were Pau la Bannister and Doris Tru e. They decorated the tabl es with a colorful wrapped g ift for everone and a love ly spring flower in the midd le of each table. The buff et food was delicious and t he seating arrangement w as great; we were all seated at a round table that accomm odated eight. The room w as decorated completely to t he Ladies of Tropical Harbor Before leaving, we we re told to open our gift boxe s, which contained a miniatu re box of Russell Stov er chocolates, also one luck y lady had a hidden yello w tag on her chair and if s he was the lucky one she wo n the lovely spring flow er center piece. Before leavin g we also had an early vi sit from a tall Easter Bunn y who circulated around t he room wishing evenyone a Happy Easter. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 27, 2011Page 9B TSAGULAGWADESPSALM AOLERATOERODEALLEE ISTILLDOBUTIUSEDTOTOO COINSNUBSRESERVOIR HOMERSSEULLUCIA INAPEDESTRIANSPOCKET TEAMOTIORESTUP FADSKIPITNAANURI ESAUTHROUGHNOTDYING NIMBLEINSNOVAE APOORJUDGEOFANATOMY ALIENIREDEWIER NOITAKETHATBACKSLAP OWNROUXSTREAMOHM DETACHSITONTOP SOTHATSHOWITCOMESOUT TAROTMIDISTERNA SUPERDOMENEEDSUTIL ISINAGLASSJARONMYDESK DANDDELSIEEZINEGOT ERASEDOESTDEPOTANO CROSSWORDSOLUTION FRIENDS& NEIGHBORS Tropical Harbor Estates By Barbara Kelleher Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2 661 delivered Easter baskets to seven H ighlands County families in need. The Lake Placid Elks Lodge members d onate monetarily or give food, sundries, s chool supplies and more toward baskets for f amilies in the Highlands County area. Elks n ot only assure these families'needs are f illed during the Easter season, but also duri ng Thanksgiving and Christmas. Elk card players, bingo players and many more Elk groups and individuals get involved to assure that families in need are helped through the holidays. Vicci Grant, chairlady, says that the Lake Placid Elks are ready to help additional Highlands County families. She stated that even some families will contact her and say "they are doing better now, and to please help another family in need." LP Elks help needy for Easter CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS Courtesy photo Lake Placid Elks members John Russo, John Grant and Vicci Grant, past Lady Elks president and chairlady for the needy baskets drive, show some of the baskets delivered to seven families in time for Easter. Courtesy photo Children and parents from all over the Heartland attended Heartland Horses & Handicapped's sixth annual Easter Egg Hunt at their equine facility in Avon Park. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Heartland H orses & Handicapped recentl y held its sixth annual Easter E gg Hunt at their equine facilit y in Avon Park. Children and parents from a ll over the Heartland attended, c oming from as far away as B owling Green and Frostproof, t o see the Easter Bunny and t ake part in all the activities. Participants enjoyed the fabu lous dino-bounce house, court esy of TD Bank, N.A., lots of fun games which were manned by the Sebring and Avon Park Key Clubs, and some great food provided by Ridge Area Arc's Special STARS and the Aktion Club. The pony rides were manned by volunteers from Heartland Horses & Handicapped. Of course, after the egg hunt, the children were treated to lots of treats and goodies, courtesy of Sebring Noon Kiwanis and several anonymous donors. Heartland Horses & Handicapped, Inc., is a 501c3 organization that provides physical interaction, exercise and education through the use of horses to children and adults who are physically, emotionally or developmentally challenged. These services are completely free. To volunteer or obtain additional information, contact Heartland Horses & Handicapped at 452-0006. Easter Bunny visits horse barn Courtesy photo Sebring Elks 1529 recently participated in the annual State Golf Tournament held at Spring Lake Golf Resort. The team of Bob and Jason Topel, Shorty Crocker and Ed Northrip won second place in Flight B. J ason Topel won the Men's Longest Drive on Panther. Courtesy photo Lake Placid Toastmasters Club gave recognition to member June Elam for exceptional achievements in the Toastmasters International Communication Program. She received a certificate as a Competent Communicator. Elam earned this award by giving 10 speeches. Distinguished Toastmaster and leader Mack Payne presented this award. Courtesy photo Sebring Elks 1529 thanked two well deserving women for the many volunteer hours they put in both at the Lodge and in the community. Joan Roth (left) was awarded Outstanding Service Commendation' for all that she does within the Lodge, and Evelyn Marple (right) won Distinguished Citizens Award' for all the work she does for Highlands County veterans in nursing homes and veterans out of the country in harm's way.' Sebring Elks golfers Toastmasters honor Elam Elks thank Roth, Marple for hours of sevice

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DearAbby: I recently had a conversation with my marr ied sister that left me s peechless. While making p lans to visit me for a few d ays, she asked if I could hook her up" with any g uys. I was shocked. Not o nly was it awkward, it left m e feeling disgusted. If a person is unhappy in h is or her marriage, shouldn 't the marriage be ended b efore looking for someone e lse? (By the way, my brothe r-in-law thinks they have a g reat marriage.) Afew days later, my sister i nformed me that her boyfriend" had broken t hings off with her. I am d umbfounded. My sister will b e coming to spend some t ime with me soon, and I'm s ure this subject is bound to c ome up again. How do I h andle a situation I find so o ffensive? Dumbstruck Down South DearDumbstruck: H andle it by telling your sist er exactly what you have w ritten to me. That should g et the message across succ inctly. DearAbby: I'm a 15y ear-old girl with five y ounger siblings. It's tough t o get along with everyone, b ut my 8-year-old sister, "Annie," is especially difficult. She doesn't get along with anyone. Annie steals constantly. This has been going on since she could walk. She steals jewelry, makeup, toys, books and money. The only way to get these things back is by searching her room. Our relatives say she'll grow out of this, but it happens every day. She destroys and breaks the things she steals including projects and homework. My parents have tried everything taking her things, grounding her, taking away privileges yet Annie doesn't stop. She lies and becomes frantic, and I'm worried something is wrong. None of us have ever behaved like her. What should we do? Worried Sister in New Jersey DearWorried Sister : The behavior you have described could be symptoms of a serious emotional disturbance. It won't be corrected until your parents understand what's driving your sister to steal and lie. If Annie hasn't already been evaluated by her pediatrician and a mental health professional, it should be done as soon as possible. Please show this to your parents. DearAbby: I recently agreed to support my neighbor as she participated in a charity walk for breast cancer. Through a mutual friend I found out that my neighbor rode a free bus for a portion of the 13.1mile walk. She has since tried to collect the "donation." I have politely declined to pay, due to the circumstances. I feel I am justified since the donation was predicated on her completion of the walk. What do you think? Stickler in Colorado DearStickler: Is it possible that your neighbor rode the bus a portion of the way because she was unable to make it through the 13.1mile walk? For heaven's sake, it's not as if she would be pocketing the money. Give her the donation in the form of a check made out to the charity. It's for a worthy cause and tax-deductible. DearReaders: Today is Administrative Professionals Day, the day we pause to acknowledge and thank the diligent, caring, hardworking men and women whose efforts make the workplace function smoothly and efficiently for their employers. Orchids to all of you. Speaking as one lucky employer, I know I am truly blessed. Abby Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more sociable person, order How to Be Popular.' Send a business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Afew weeks back, I threw a bash for my husband's birthday and had nearly 50 people in our house. The food was enjoyable, fun and beautifully presented. I had people falling over themselves thinking I had cooked it all from scratch well hardly. I could have done it, but why when I can cheat and have a party with that kind of delicious food? I am going to give you five points on how to cater without the stress, frustration, and hitting your head against the wall. Consider it your cheat sheet.Veg outInstead of buying and spending an hour chopping up vegetables for a simple veggie platter, buy an already prepared veggie tray. It's cheaper, there's no prep and all you have to do is transfer all the veggies to your own serving tray and arrange beautifully, removing all hints of predone.Say cheeseAsimple little cheese platter looks classy and who doesn't love cheese? Just buy a small wheel of cheese (brie is my preference) and cut out a portion and place on your platter. Add an assortment of crackers, some olives, artichoke hearts, and cornichon pickles. Keep in mind that you ought to place anything with juices (olives, artichoke hearts, pickles) in ramekins or little bowls so it doesn't make the crackers soggy. Add cheese knives and little appetizer forks for picking up the condiments and you have a great looking platter without a lot of fuss.Order outRepeat after me: You do not have to make the main entrŽe. It would take hours to prepare if you're hosting for more than 20 people so why do it? For my aforementioned bash, I ordered a few burritos from Chipotle Mexican Grille. They're affordable and use organic and local produce and meat without added hormones or antibiotics so I'm all about supporting Chipotle. To cut down on how many I'd need, I bought half of what I needed and cut the burritos in half, how smart was that?Double dipDips are one thing I'll typically make myself they're easy, fresher and just plain taste better. The good news is you can mak e them a few days in advance. Just get your dip s made up early, store them in the fridge a few days before and plop them into your pretty serving bowls when you're ready.Beauty is in the eye of the beholderPresentation counts. It doesn't take much to mak e something pretty. Stay organized. When setting u p your tables of food consid er having more than one table if you have a substa ntial party on the horizon. Keep your serving platter s labeled (I use 3-by-5-inch cards labeled so friends ca n help me out when it's tim e to put everything out; just get rid of the card after th e tray or platter is filled) so you can keep track of wha t goes where and which foods go together. Flowers and candles are two classic ways to keep up appearances. You can place them almost anywhere and they'll brighte n up your display. Runners, polished stones, acorns whatever you have on hand. Go with what's seasonal and available, get a little creative and see wha t you come up with. See, wasn't that easy? 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. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 27, 2011Page 11B DIVERSIONS ENDOFTHELINEBy MATTGINSBERG ACROSS 1 Screen grp.? 4 Solzhenitsyn subject 9 Dives (into) 14 Song accompanied by a harp 19 Huffington Post buyer in 2011 20 Lyric muse 21 Wear down 22 Tree-lined path in une fort 23 "I used to do drugs. ___": Mitch Hedberg 27 Invent 28 Ignores 29 Dam result, often 30 Sends one out of the park 33 Alone, in Paris 35 Lady of Lammermoor 36 "The car stopped on a dime. Unfortunately, the dime was ___": Anonymous 42 Mexican Valentine's greeting 43 Madre's hermano 44 Recuperate 46 Kind of diet 49 "Never mind" 52 Asian flatbread 55 Mystifying Geller 56 Biblical name meaning "hairy" 58 "I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it ___": Woody Allen 63 Like Jack, it's said 66 Some doors 67 Exploding stars 68 "Whoever named it necking was ___": Groucho Marx 75 Sci-fi film with a hatching egg on its poster 76 Cork's place: Abbr. 77 More moist 79 "You know what I hate? Indian givers. ___": Emo Philips 86 Affix carelessly, with "on" 87 Crush, sportswise 88 Whisked mixture 89 Send continuously, as video 92 Physicist Georg 93 Cut off 97 Dinner table command, with "up" 99 Above 101 "I don't mean to sound bitter, cold or cruel, but I am ___": Bill Hicks 109 Fool's deck 110 Fashionable '70s dress 111 Breastbones 112 Saint's place 116 Essentials 119 Con Ed, e.g.: Abbr. 120 "I have the heart of a small boy. It ___": Stephen King 124 Classic role-playing game, for short 125 Dairy mascot 126 Slate, for one 127 Fooled 128 Out-line? 129 Perform ˆ la Shakespeare 130 Place for military supplies 131 Mayo container? DOWN 1 Feature of many a Jet Li film 2 "Already?" 3 Stanza successor 4 Get fixed? 5 19-Across has a much-used one 6 The Beatles during Beatlemania, e.g. 7 Heaps 8 Totally fail 9 Diving duds 10 J.F.K.'s successor 11 Forbidding 12 1960s doo-wop group with an automotive name, with "the" 13 Escorts to a secondfloor apartment, say 14 First Congolese P.M. Lumumba 15 Czech neighbors 16 Liza Minnelli, for one 17 First pope to be called "the Great" 18 "Love ___ leave " 24 Like Inspector Clouseau 25 Superlative prefix 26 Inside look? 31 Roger of "Cheers" 32 Pierre is there: Abbr. 34 Scottish psychiatrist R. D. 37 Squirt, e.g. 38 '13 grad in '11, e.g. 39 Biblical patriarch "righteous in this generation" 40 Decorative kit 41 Become a traitor 45 Glutton 46 Wet lowland 47 ___ Minor 48 Wettish 50 Crocus or freesia, botanically 51 Chinese gang 53 Eugene O'Neill's "___ Christie" 54 Palindromic time 57 Battle of the Atlantic vessel 59 Start of a fitness motto 60 Spot 61 Fruit that grows in a cluster 62 Cries of pain 64 Bugs Bunny's girlfriend 65 The Phantom of the Opera 69 Taunt 70 A law ___ itself 71 Venus and others 72 Grand slam, e.g. 73 Whence Venus? 74 When said three times, "Of course, obviously!" 78 Record stat 79 Sleep precursor 80 Gets charged up? 81 Really liking 82 "Quit your crying" 83 It's assumed 84 Nile menace, informally 85 Vegas attraction 90 Cashpoints 91 Vintner Claude 94 Doesn't cut 95 Empty pretense 96 Garage opener? 98 F-15, e.g. 100 Ann Landers or Ayn Rand: Abbr. 102 Drove (along) 103 French walled city on the English Channel 104 Something that can't be patented 105 Like stadium seating 106 Daniel of Nicaragua 107 Simultaneity 108 Admonish, as a child 112 Aspect 113 Org. for part-time soldiers 114 Colada fruit 115 Latin 101 verb 117 What you might do after retiring 118 Fabric scrap, say 121 Family girl 122 6 letters 123 Thus far 123456789101112131415161718 19202122 23242526 272829 303132333435 363738394041 42434445 46474849505152535455 56575859606162 6364656667 68697071727374 75767778 7980818283848586 878889909192 93949596979899100 101102103104105106107108 109110111 112113114115116117118119 120121122123 124125126127 128129130131 Solution on page 9B 5 tips on stressfree catering Dinner Diva Leanne Ely Sister looking to hook up needs to wise up Dear Abby Get the paper delivered to you! 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LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Wednesday, April 27, 2011 FAMILYFEATURES I t's one thing to be hungry right now and wonder where to get a quick bite to eat. But it's quite another to face hunger every day and not know when or if food will be available for the next meal. T heFaceofHungerFood-insecure households lack consistent access throughout the year to adequate food for active healthy living for all household members. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's latest annual study measuring food security in the United States, 14.7 percent of households were food insecure in 2009. The "Hunger in America 2010" study showed that Feeding America is providing food to 37 million people, including 14 million children each year. That means that one in eight Americans now rely on Feeding America's network of more than 200 food banks for food and groceries. S tampingOutHunger T he Stamp Out Hunger drive is a nationw ide effort to provide food to local food b anks and pantries. On the second Saturday of May, the n ation's 300,000 letter carriers will collect f ood donations left at the mailboxes of gene rous Americans in more than 10,000 local c ommunities and deliver them to regional f ood banks and local hunger relief organizat ions. The timing is important, because m any organizations would otherwise face d epleted food stocks during the summer m onths, which is when demand increases to m eet the needs of children no longer being s erved breakfast and lunch by school prog rams. H owYouCanHelp H elping Stamp Out Hunger is as easy as c hecking your mailbox. Just leave a bag of n on-perishable food where your letter carrier n ormally delivers your mail on Saturday, M ay 14. Your letter carrier will then pick u p and deliver the food to a local food bank. E xamples of non-perishable items include: Canned soupCanned meats and fishCanned vegetables, fruits and juicesBoxed goods (such as cereal)Pasta and rice These items are not expensive and will go a long way toward helping others. For more i nformation about the annual Stamp Out H unger effort in your community, ask your l etter carrier, contact your local post office o r visit www.helpstampouthunger.com. As part of Campbell's commitment to m aking a positive impact for its consumers a nd its community, the company is supporti ng Stamp Out Hunger by donating one c an of soup to Feeding America (up to o ne million pounds) for each Facebook fan ( Like) that joins the fight against hunger at w ww.facebook.com/StampOutHunger.French Onion BurgersPrep: 5 minutes / Cook: 20 minutes Serves: 4 1 pound ground beef 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell's Condensed French Onion Soup 4 slices cheese 4 Pepperidge Farm Classic Sandwich Buns with Sesame Seeds, split Shape beef into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) burgers. Heat 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add burgers and cook until well browned on both sides. Remove burgers from skillet. Pour off any fat. Stir soup into skillet and heat to a boil. Return burgers to skillet. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until burgers are cooked through. Top burgers with cheese and cook until cheese is melted. Serve burgers on buns with soup mixture for dipping. Serving Suggestion: Serve with romaine salad tossed with fresh basil and Italian salad dressing. For dessert, serve orange slices.Help fight hunger and feed yourfamily all on a budget Great Budget MealsWhile not everyone is food insecure, many are looking for ways to stretch their grocery budgets. These recipes let you create a delicious dinner for four and they cost less than $10. Find more budgetfriendly recipes at www.campbellskitchen.com. BudgetCookingTipsHere are some creative ways to cook a good meal, save money and get the whole family involved.Double dinners: If you have time on the weekend, prepare a double batch of the family's favorite dinner with your kids. It's a great way for them to learn to cook, and even young ones can help. Set enough aside to serve that night and freeze additional batches for days when dinner has to happen in a hurry. Classics like lasagna and chili are perfect for making and freezing.Kids'night in the kitchen: If your kids are old enough (around 10 or 12), assign them a night for creating the family's dinner. Simple casseroles or skillets are easy for young chefs to assemble on their own and are inexpensive options. Interactive menu ideas: How about a fajita, taco, pasta or baked potato bar for dinner? All the ingredients are inexpensive, but the best part is that everybody has a good time building their own dinners. One Dish Chicken and Rice Bak e Prep: 5 minutes / Bake: 45 minutes Serves: 4 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell's Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup (Regularor98% Fat Free) 1 cup water 3/4 cup uncooked regularlong-grain white rice 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves Stir soup, water, rice, paprika and black pep per in a 2-quart shallow baking dish. Top with chicken. Season with additional paprika and black pepper. 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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING First the Champion for Children Foundation took part of an abandoned air force base in Polk County and turned it into the Avon Park Youth Academy. Then they took a ratand roachinfested derelict convenience store and turned into the Champion for Children Advocate Center. Both creations are hailed as examples of best practices meaningful places where children can go to turn their lives around, or find help. Now the Foundation is taking on another huge project turning the old abandoned Circle Theater at 202 Circle St. into a thriving center for the arts. The goal is to provide arts education for children of all ages, sizes, backgrounds and abilities. Doing this will do more than benefit the children of the county in the process, one of Sebrings historic places is being saved. Another hope is that the theater will help spark a revival downtown. The Circle Theater, the countys first movie house, was built in 1923. For a significant time, it was the only movie house. It has been in foreclosure for three years. Nancy Hensley, who chairs the Champion for Children Foundations board of directors, remembers going to the theater to watch Roy Rogers and Gene Autry westerns on Saturday afternoons. By high school, we werent going there any more, she said. Hensley is delighted that the landmark will be restored at the same time as new opportunities are made available for children. Kevin Roberts, the chief operating officer for the Foundation, is delighted for another reason. This is our first initiative where we focus on joy, not pain, he said, adding that the Youth Academy NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Wednesday-Thursday, April 27-28, 2011 www.newssun.com Volume 92/Number 49 | 50 cents www.newssun.com 079099401001 HighLow 92 71Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Thunderstorms in the area in the afternoon Forecast Question: Should the school board cut funding for media and technology specialists? Next question: Has the royal wedding received too much media coverage in the United States? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Perry Arthur Age 96, of Sebring Hugh Chancey Sr Age 94, of Folkston, Ga. Wilbur H. Durrance Age 93, of Lake Placid Myra H. McQueen Age 90, of Sebring James Wentz Age 67, of Sebring Ruby Wolfe Age 93, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 66.7% No 33.3% Total votes: 78 Celebrations 7B Classifieds 9A Clubs & Organizations8B Community Briefs5A Community Calendar5B Crossword Puzzle11B Dear Abby 11B Editorial & Opinion4A Friends & Neighbors9B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times 11B NASCAR This Week3B Police Blotter 2A Sports On TV 2B Index Feed the needFight hunger and feed your family on a budget PAGE12BDistrict victoryLPholds off fiesty Mulberry to open tourney PAGE1BStill in shockSebring co-workers reeling over news of Millers death PAGE2A News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE An accident Monday afternoon at Thunderbird Road and Fiat Avenue involving three cars sent six people to local hospitals, according to a Florida Highway Patrol trooper on the scene. One person was trapped in their car, but there were no fatalities reported. The FHP report was not released at press time. Three-car wreck on Thunderbird Road injures six By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID After years of warning the council and town th at the recreation department budg et was out of balance, with too man y expenses going out and too little re venue coming in and too much of that revenue coming out of town taxpayer wallets, council member Steve Bastardi confronted recreation department head John Komaso Monday night, leaving no doubt as to his anger and disappointment. The issue erupted when Bastard i, in going over the finical statemen ts, saw the town had only collect ed Bastardi chastises recreation director Bastardi See BASTARDI, page 7A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS The historic Circle Theatre has been purchased by the Champion for Children Foundation of Highlands County. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING People began gathering early. First relatives, then friends, then volunteers, then members of the press. The tidy, calm house on Heron Road buzzed with laughter and hummed with anticipation. People crowded around, the dining room table was filled with dishes of food. It felt like Christmas Eve. Jordan Danielson, 3 years old and sitting in his Dads lap, seemed to know something different was happening. His eyes, in an otherwise still body, kept looking around the room, taking the people in, one by one. It was certainly a special occasion. Jordan was about to meet his new best friend, a golden retriever named Merlin. The dog was a gift from the Make-A-Wish Foundation with the help of Janet Severt and her New Horizons service dog breeding and training facility. Jordan and his parents, Kenneth and Sarah Danielson, are coping with the severe results of a rare genetic disorder. Once able to walk, Jordan has regressed physically. He Jordan, meet your new best friend Make A Wish Foundation helps Sebring boy get dog See WISH, page 6A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMON S Jordan Danielson, 3, comes face to face with his new service dog, Merlin, while sitting in his dads lap, at his home in Sebring. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Interim Ci ty Manager Julian Deleon present ed his reasons for putting Avon Pa rk Police Chief Michael J. Rowan o n paid administrative leave last week and his offer for separation during the council meeting on Monday. With regards to the chief, all options are still on the table. We are trying to reach an amicab le resolution to the situation, Deleo n told the News-Sun on Tuesday. Deleon laid out several concer ns Recordings at center of APPDchief controversy Rowan, city negotiating Rowan See DELEON, page 6A Champion for Children Foundation buys Circle Theater Aplace for arts to grow See CIRCLE, page 7A

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Page 2ANews-SunWednesday, April 27, 2011www.newssun.com April 23 122232384353x:2Next jackpot $17 millionApril 20 42040434653x:3 April 16 11221333440x:3 April 25 1116242831 April 24 34162226 April 13 312131532 April 22 57122234 April 25 (n) 1851 April 25 (d) 9190 April 24 (n) 3935 April 24 (d) 7985 April 25(n) 98 9 April 25 (d) 90 6 April 24 (n) 88 5 April 24(d) 17 3 April 22 524394221 April 19 838394210 April 15 259314 April 12 216224014 April 23 311474858 PB: 19 PP: 3Next jackpot $20 millionApril 20 924343643 PB: 27 PP: 3 April 16 2133444555 PB: 7 PP: 5 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawing s are twice per day: (d) is the daytime drawing, (n) is the nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball PP: Power Pla y Lottery Center Couponing Workshop set for SaturdayLAKE PLACID Peggy Sueppel will conduct a Couponing Workshop at 9 a.m. Saturday. People can learn how to maximize their grocery budget by effectively using newspaper and online coupons, stacking coupons, stock-piling, finding the best sales, getting free samples, and much more. The workshop is free but bring a non-perishable food item to donate to a local food pantry. The workshop will be held at First Baptist Church of Lake Placids fellowship hall, 125 S. Oak Ave. For more information, contact Sueppel at 4417669.Heartland Keyboarders meet ThursdaysLAKE PLACID The Heartland Keyboarders are now forming. Do/did you play a piano, organ, or an accordion? If so, did you lose interest, do you still play, would you like new friends who play? Well now is the time to renew your musical interest. Do you play with both hands, use easy play, or just have fun picking out a tune? If so we want you to join our group. The group meets every Thursday at 7 p.m., at 341 Belle Field Ave., Tropical Harbor, Lake Placid and every Friday from 6:30-9 p.m. at Fletcher Music in Lakeshore Mall. The group does not charge dues, or expect you to perform perfectly. For more information, call 441-3180 or 465-773 8. Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 75 N. Olivia Drive, will host bar bingo at 1 p.m. Thursday. For any questions, call the lodge at 45 29853. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will have karaoke with Bama Jama from 5:30-8:30 p.m. today. Music by Franke from 6-1 0 p.m. Thursday. For details call the lodge at 465-0131 The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 will host musi c with Mike Claxton at 5:30 p.m. today. For details, ca ll the lodge at 699-5444. The Lake Placid American Legion Placid Post 25 in Lake Placid, will host the following events this week: Wednesday, April 27 Sons burgers and chicken strips 5-7 p.m. Thursday, April 28 Line dancing 7 p.m. For more information, call 465-0975. The Lake Placid Elks 2661 will host music with Uptown Country today. F or details, call 465-2661.Sebring Country Estates gather for dinnerSEBRING The Sebring Country Estates Civic Association Inc. wil l hold its monthly carry-in dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday at the clubhouse, 3240 Grand Prix Drive (behind Walmart). Bring a favorite COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 8A 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 25: Jamie Darlene Bautista, 36, of Avon Park, was charged on a Montgomery County warrant for probation violation. Brian Lee Brooker, 27, of New Port Richey, was charged with false identification given to law enforcement officer; and loitering or prowling. Georgia Benita Cocca, 21, of Lorida, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; and possession of controlled substance without prescription. Adam Christopher Edwards, 20, of Lake Placid, was charged for burglary of a conveyance, two counts; and grand theft. Eduardo Gomez, 35, of Sebring, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. Osvaldo Ruben Gonzalez, 28, of Wauchula, was charged with possession of cocaine; and possession of drug equipment and/or use. Abbi Melissa Gray, 23, of Lake Placid, was charged with fraudulent use of credit card. Matthew John McIntyre, 22, of Sebring, was charged with burglary of conveyance; possession of burglary tools; criminal mischief; and driving while license suspended or revoked, first offense. Elisamuel Ortiz Morales, 32, of Avon Park, was charged with aggravated battery, committing first degree felony with aggravated battery; and robbery with weapon. Jeff Michael Nemeth, 30, of 25 Byatt Road, Tallmadge, Ohio, failed to register as a sexual offender. Luz Carmen Nunez, 59, of Miramar, was charged with attempted unauthorized practice of law; and petit theft. James Bryan Phillips, 39, of Okeechobee, was charged with battery, causing bodily harm. Julio Jose Ramos, 30, of Avon Park, was charged with robbery with weapon; and aggravated battery, committing first degree felony by aggravated battery. Efrain Giovanni Rosario Figuero, 18, of Sebring, was charged with larceny or grand theft of dwelling; and trespassing property, not structure or conveyance. Tiffanie Nicole Rushing, 18, of Sebring, was charged with burglary of occupied dwelling, unarmed; and larceny or grand theft of dwelling. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Sunday, April 24: Aaron Keith Bentley, 23, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Ayla Darelene Fontaine, 23, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Angel Gabriel Gonzalez, 18, of Avon Park, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Ronald Robles, 48, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Geronimo Sosa, 31, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession of controlled substance without prescription. Eliseo Esteban Torres, 28, of Lake Placid, was Continued on page 8A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Anews release Monday from the Highlands County Sheriffs Office announced the death on Saturday of Robert Miller, 40, director of public works for Sebring. According to the release, Robert Miller was found deceased outside his residence by a resident of the house. An autopsy was conducted on the decedent by the District 10 Medical Examiners Office. The autopsy has determined the manner of death was suicide. City officials and staff are in a state of shock, especially because Miller was well liked and respected. John Griffin, a member of the Sebring City Council, remembers talking to Miller at the last council meeting Tuesday, April 19. He had went to West Palm Beach on his own for a conference, on his own dime, Monday, and drove back to Sebring in time for the meeting, Griffin said. Thats the kind of dedicated employee he was. He knew about everything, and was always ready to help such a great guy. Im basically still in shock. Miller, who is from Illinois, began working for the city on Dec. 1, 2008. He was chosen for the position from an application pool of 41. At the time, Mayor George Hensl ey said of his selection, Rob Miller w as head and shoulders above (the oth er applicants) ... a clear choice. Miller brought new ideas to the ci ty, including the move to mechaniz ed garbage collection and one-m an trucks. By creating additional shif ts, Miller was accomplishing the trans ition without the loss of jobs. On July 18, 2010, the News-Su n Sebring co-workers in shock over Millers death Sebring Director of Public Works died Saturday See MILLER, page 6A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Jimmy Ward is retiring from the Highlands County Emergency Medical Services after 35 years of employment is also retiring from the Highlands County Sheriffs Office after working there for 30 years. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Jimmy Ward was raised in a small Tennessee city, but he has dedicated the last 35 years of his life to Highlands County. Tuesday marked Wards final day as the C-shift EMS supervisor at the central station on George Boulevard in South Sebring. Ward had been the paramedic supervisor since 1984, but that is not his only contribution to the county. He has also been an active member of the Highlands County Sheriffs Office throughout the three decades he has worked and lived in Highlands County. I started on the road, like most deputies. Then I worked in narcotics for 16 years. I loved that and I miss doing it, Ward said. The action is what Ward remembers most about his tenure at the HCSO and it is what he feels is most rewarding. We were always moving, always doing something. The chases and the things we get off the street are what made that job so memorable. No one thing sticks out, but being a part of the SWAT team was a great experience, Ward said. Ward was a member of the SWATfrom 1992 until 2007 and was rewarded a outstanding service award for his 15 years as a SWAT member when he left the team. Those were some great people. I enjoyed working with them a lot. I made a lot of friends during that time in my career, some of them are still there and still doing good work, said Ward. Thursday will be Wards official last day as a deputy of the HCSO. His position as a bailiff is his last taste of law enforcement, but not the last time he plans to engage in activities similar to being After 35 years of service to county, Ward retiring See WARD page 3A They wont miss me as much as I will miss them, thats for sure.JIMMYWARD News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Protester Bobby Caldwell marched on the sidewalk outside of Avon Parks Council Chambers on Monday before the meeting. More than 20 showed up representing several groups who expressed their unhappiness with council on a variety of issues. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK More than 20 people showed up outside Avon Parks Council Chambers to protest recent city council decisions and to make their voices heard before the meeting started Monday night. Kick em out and get some new ones in there, said sign-waving Avon Park resident Dan Peterson. We came here to learn about the recall petition. Something has to be done. We recently bought a house and discovered that it was not renovated up to code. Why would the city allow them to do that if they werent working with their friends. Something has to be done, said Floyd Tucker, also of Avon Park Those who were in attendance for the protest were from all walks of life and ages. Well, some of the decisions that were made in the past were not the best ones. For example, they let me go at public works and had to get six others certified to replace me. That makes no sense, and it was costly to the taxpayers. I think it was age discrimination, said ex-city Group protests Avon Park council See PROTEST, page 8A

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 27, 2011Page 3A a deputy. I enjoy firearms. I will spend time hunting and at the firing range, but mostly with my girls and my grandson, Ward said. Ward oldest daughter, Jamye, followed in her dads footsteps and is also a member of the HCSO. Jamye works with the corrections department and Jessica, my youngest, is in the 11th grade, said Ward. Ward initially planned to go back to his hometown of Dandridge, Tenn., and spend his days there, but he cant imagine leaving his young grandson. My youngest daughter enjoys being there just as much as I do. I wanted to spend a few months out of the year there, but Im not sure if I will now because of my grandson. I dont want to miss out on time with him, said Ward. No matter where Ward will spend his retirement, it is obvious that he will be missed. The office was filled with smiling faces and bit tersweet thoughts from th e 17 members of Wards shift. They wont miss me a s much as I will miss them, thats for sure, Ward said Ward never allowed the personnel to call him sir o r Mr. Ward. He felt that to be a supervisor he had to be a part of their lives and they had to be a part of his. Theyre a part of my family and I treat them as such. Ive always told the m call me Jimmy. It makes being a supervisor so muc h easier. EMS has been good to me. So has the Sheriffs Office. I have no complaints from my 35 years of work with either of them. But I will miss it, said Ward. Continued from page 2A Ward retiring after 35 years with county News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Deputy Ross Porter introduces the D.A.R.E role models to the fifth graders in the audience at SFCC auditorium on T uesday morning. The D.A.R.E Celebration Day allowed the counties fifth graders to meet high schoolers, deputies, and other positive members of the community taking a stand against drugs, underage drinking and bullying. D.A.R.E. celebration held at SFCC News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Highlands County Sheriff deputies arrest drug dealers during a skit perf ormed at the D.A.R.E Celebration Day at SFCC. News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Isaac Soto (right) tells the audience what he wants to be when he grows up. The Cracker Trail student aspires to be a professional football player. Youth minister Dustin Woods encourages Soto and all the students to work hard and be dedicated to their dreams.

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Page 4ANews-SunWednesday, April 27, 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 If the News-Suns regular front page question, published in the Friday edition, is any indication, the school district faces even tougher times. Of the 135 respondents, only 21.5 percent said they are willing to pay higher taxes to reduce the deficit; 78.5 percent said they are not. This leaves the board with little recourse but to make cut backs that will also be unpopular. The question is, what are we cutting and from what? Does it make any sense, for example, to cut back media specialists, who help teach reading, at a time when so many Highlands County students are not reading at grade level? Or replacing technology resource teachers with technicians at a time when mastering technology is almost as important as learning how to read? Replacing certified teachers with paraprofessionals, no matter how dedicated the paraprofessionals are, will only impoverish a students education, not strengthen it. There must be things we can cut that do not impact a childs opportunity for the future. Surely here in Highlands County there are positions at the district level, which do not involve direct interaction with students, that could be cut or salaries generous enough that an administrator could take a cut in pay in order to keep a teacher in the clas sroom. At the state level there must be money to be found redundant mi ddle managers, overly large staffs or funding for second-tier needs com e quickly to mind. On the other hand, if there isn t enough money to pay for well-train ed teachers, there isnt much the peop le making the hard decisions can do. No one escapes without paying a price. It is all very well and good to wrin g our hands or play the blame game, b ut that solves nothing. Worse, it driv es people apart. If we cant bring ourselves to pit ch in and make up the shortfall, or ins ist on saving crony positions, or subsidi zing sports arenas, well have to fin d another way to come through for o ur children as they say, a mind is a te rrible thing to waste. Between a rock and a hard place Funding shortfalls for public education from less money allocated by the state legislature to fewer sales tax dollars coming in are putting intense pressure on those who have to create the budget for the school year 2011-2012. Boy, school lunch s ure has changed s ince I was a kid. The Chicago T ribune reports that a principal in a C hicago school forb ids her students f rom bringing in t heir own lunches. She created the p olicy six years ago a fter watching stud ents bring in bott les of soda and flaming hot c hips for their lunches. By mandating that her stud ents eat school-prepared l unches, she explains, she c an be sure they are drinking m ilk instead of Coke that t hey are getting proper nutrit ion. In these nutty modern t imes, who can blame her? For starters, a lot of our k ids are awfully chubby t hese days. Nearly 16 percent three t imes the percentage in 1980 are overweight, according t o the Centers for Disease C ontrol and Prevention. If parents keep feeding t heir kids tasty, high-calorie t reats, shouldnt principals a nd really smart people in t he federal government stop t hem? Besides, the government s pends billions paying for b reakfast and lunch in A mericas schools a s mart principal ought to take a dvantage of that. Half of Americas 30 mill ion schoolchildren particip ating in the National S chool Lunch Program r eceive free grub at a cost o f some $10 billion this y ear. Even kids from highi ncome families receive part ial lunch subsidies. Now that President Obama h as signed the Healthy, H unger-Free Kids Act of 2 010 into law the governm ent will spend another $4.5 b illion to make schools a bide by new nutrition and a nti-obesity standards g overnment-funded lunches w ill do away with junk food i n the schools. If only wed had such prog rams when I attended St. G ermaine Catholic School in t he s. In those unprogressive t imes, parents, not the gove rnment, were responsible f or feeding their kids! Parents woke early in the m orning to pack their kids lunches though my mother wasnt very good at it. Every day, she made me a sandwich with Cellones Italian bread, lowfat ham, lettuce and tomato. She always included a couple pieces of fruit and gave me money to buy milk. Every day, I sat next to Jimmy Schmidt. His lunch consisted of peanut butter and jelly on fresh Wonder bread, a can of Coke, a Hostess Ho Ho and a Nestle Crunch bar lunch heaven for a kid back then. Every day, I asked Jimmy if he wanted to trade. Every day, he looked at me like I had rocks in my head. So it delights me to think how different things would have been had the toxic treats that Jimmy brought to St. Germaine been forbidden. Under todays anti-obesity guidelines, his sugary drinks, chocolate bars and Ho Hos might have been banned. Our principal might have confiscated Jimmys treats, as some principals are doing now (Im not making that up). Then Jimmy and I would have been forced to eat the very same government-mandated grub. I know weve lost any sense of personal responsibility in America. I know that government is totally out of control that providing for needy kids is one thing, but meddling with every other kids grub is well over the line. But I also know this: Though I never got to enjoy a nice chocolate bar, Ho Ho and cold can of Coke, I would have delighted in the knowledge that neither would have Jimmy Schmidt! I would have enjoyed the shared misery that the government is masterful in creating. Now you know why school lunches have changed so much since I was a kid! 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. Email Tom at Purcell@caglecartoons.com. On the governments school lunch menu Guest Column Tom Purcell Rowans actions are questionableEditor: The only occasion that I personally spoke with former Avon Park City Manager Bruce Behrens was the day I stopped by City Hall to tell him that I supported his decision to appoint Michael Rowan as police chief. Maria Sutherland and one of the other ladies in the citys administrative offices were present during my comments. During the three years I served on the Avon Park City Council, I twice observed Mr. Rowan serve stints as interim police chief. I thought Mr. Rowan now deserved the opportunity to have the word interim removed. However, having to opportunity to be named police chief and having the opportunity to continue holding that post are two different things. I am greatly disturbed by recent disclosures that Mr. Rowan may have initiated legal investigations into activities of one or more city council members, subsequently exonerated by the way, for matters that would normally be outside the scope of city police investigations. That smacks of J. Edgar Hoover tactics of law enforcement leaders keeping dirt on ones political enemies. If the weight of the evidence shows that this was retribution for the City Councils objections to Mr. Rowan being named chief in the first place, it would demonstrate a lack of judicious discretion and temperament required of the chief officer of this citys police department. Even if the facts do not go over that threshold, I have to say that I am disappointed that Mr. Rowan would put himself into the position of even requiring such an inquiry on this issue. If Mr. Rowan remains as police chief, we all will be looking for consistent and continuous appropriate discretion and temperament. Joe Wright Avon Park How much more should the rich pay?Editor: I have lived and worked in this community since 1976, except for a sevenyear period in which I served my country in the Armed Forces. I had never considered your newspaper, or better said, the viewpoints you express from your editorial staff in your newspaper to be anything other than fair-minded and unbiased. Todays editorial (April 17), however, changed that for me. I cannot believe that your editorial staff would publish something so full of misinformation and so obviously from a liberal viewpoint. For the record, I am a public school teacher and coach. I would not be considered by most to be a top income earner. I am, though, tired of this misinformation and demagoguery. Your editorial in Sundays paper, the April 17, 2011, edition begins with an introductory statement that summarizes an editorial printed Friday, which claimed to have asked some hard questions, the gist of which amounted to why wealthier American citizens are not being asked to help save the nation, while the poor, the sick, the young and the elderly have been told they must give their all. With a little bit of research, and the willingness to be intellectually responsible and honest, you could have found this bit of information. Using the IRS as a source, taxes paid by those with an adjusted gross income of over $380,354, just 1 percent of taxpayers, account for 38 percent of all taxes collected. Taxes paid by those with an adjusted gross of more than $67,280 (the top 25 percent of taxpayers) are 86 percent of all taxes collected. Taxes paid by those with an adjusted gross income below $33,048 make up only 2.7 percent of all taxes collected. How much more would you like the rich to pay? The tax the rich mantra as a way to solve our deficit problems is a catchy phrase for sure, but how much is enough, editor? I would suggest to you that the problem is not that theres insufficient revenue being collected by the government; rather its that our government has an insatiable appetite for spending and wasting. Dear editor, why dont we just authorize the government to confiscate all of the wealth of the top 25 percent of taxpayers? Would that be enough to put our fiscal house in order? Not by a long shot, I can assure you. I am sure there are many people who think you make too much. How much of your hard-earned income are you willing to part with? ... Heres just one more fact for you to consider about 80 percent of all millionaires are first-generation millionaires. These are people wh o for the most part have sacr ificed, saved, and worked very hard to achieve the American dream. They hav e not inherited old money as those from your political persuasion like to report as fact. ... I have always had the utmost respect for your newspaper and the informa tion in it, even when I disagreed with your viewpoin t. This editorial, however, crossed a line for me. It seems like its something straight out of some kind o f Democratic Party playbook ... As you are well aware, you have a responsibility to your community to provide information and viewpoints that are credible and based on facts. Mike L ee Lake Plac id Take the spit out of baseballEditor: Baseball Americas pa stime. I am one who enjoys watching baseball with the exceptions of: 1. watching the players chew tobacco, then spit. 2. Chew bubblegum and blow bubbles, the n spit. 3. Just plain spitting. I am of the opinion that in order to be a major league player you must graduate from a spit school. To me, it is a gross, dirty unhealthy habi t. I am surprised no one has taken ill from all the sputum on the floor and groun d of the dugouts at the baseball stadium. I would enjo y baseball a lot more if that dirty habit was prohibited. Charles Ma rr Avon Pa rk EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or email editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun.

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PERRYM. ARTHUR Perry Marshall Arthur, 96, passed away Friday, April 22, 2011, s urrounded by his family and f riends. Perry was born Dec. 2 1, 1914 in Jackson, Ohio. H e was raised at the Ohio S oldiers and Sailors O rphanage in Xenia, Ohio. A fter graduating from high s chool, he entered the Army a nd served during World War I I and the Korean Conflict. P erry retired as a chief warr ant officer from the Army C ounter Intelligence Corps in 1 963 after 22 years of honora ble service. He received a m asters degree in Political S cience from Florida State U niversity and went on to t each students around the g lobe. His final years of t eaching were in Galion, O hio where he was honored a s an Outstanding Ohio E ducator. After retiring in 1 979, Perry and his wife Vee m oved to Sebring, Fla., fulf illing his lifelong dream of o wning a boat and living on a l ake. Perry was a member of t he Highlands Delta Chorale, t he Highlands Little Theatre, F riends of the Library, the F SU Alumni Association, Phi D elta Kappa, the Red Beach C lub, Military Officers A ssociation and the Army C ounter Intelligence Corps V eterans Association. Perry w as an avid fisherman, gard ener and rock hound, and h ad a life-long passion for r eading and learning. Perry was preceded in d eath by his loving wife of 61 y ears, Vera (Vee) Arthur. He i s survived by his three child ren, Mike Arthur (Linda) of H orseshoe, N.C., Kaerdi M cGovern of Sebring and C athy Kottyan (Matt) of A ugusta, Ga.; four grandchild ren and four great-grandc hildren. Perry passed along m any wonderful traits and s hared numerous fictional U gg & Uno stories with his g randchildren, Zac Arthur, T im Kottyan, Katie Kottyan O lson (Neil) and Dillon M cGovern; and great-grandc hildren, Clover, Indigo, W illow and Nova, children of T im Kottyan. Perry was a wonderful f ather, grandfather, scholar, t eacher and so much more. H e will be greatly missed by a ll of his family and friends. A military memorial service w ill take place for Perry and V ee at Sarasota National C emetery at a later date. In l ieu of flowers, memorial d onations may be made to the J anelou Buck Scholarship F und for students in the thea tre arts. Please send to Highlands Little Theatre, PO Box 691, Sebring, FL33871. The family would like to thank family friends and the wonderful people at Good Shepherd Hospice for their compassionate care. HUGH CHANCEYSr. Hugh Dorsey Chancey Sr., 94, of Folkston, Ga., passed away April 22, 2011. He was born on Sept. 27, 1916 to the late Wade Lee and Nancy Almeta McQuaig Chancey. Mr. Chancey served in the United States Army during World War II and helped with cleanup after the war. He worked with Atlantic Coast Line Railroad for seven years. He was a farmer and owned Western Auto and Avon Park Gas Service in Avon Park, Fla. from 19561988. He is survived by three daughters, Sharon Childress of Avon Park, Fla.; Debra A. Shepherd (Bill) of Folkston, Ga., and Lara M. Haggard (Chris) of Ringgold, Ga.; two sons, Hugh D. Chancey Jr., of Folkston, Ga. and Alan R. Randy Chancey of Avon Park, Fla.; one brother, Wade Chancey (Polly) of Folkston, Ga.; 17 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Amemorial service will be held Saturday, April 30, 2011 at 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church in the fellowship hall. Contributions may be made to the Hospice of Golden Isles, 1692 Glynco Parkway, Brunswick, Ga., 31525 or Sardis Cemetery in Folkston, Ga. Condolences may be expressed by signing the guest book at www.shepardfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Shepard Funeral Home in Folkston, Ga. WILBUR H. DURRANCE Wilbur H. Durrance, 93, went home to his heavenly Father April 21, 2011. He passed away at his home in Clarksville, Ga., with his loving wife of 22 years, Betty R. Durrance by his side. Wilbur was born in Polk County on Jan. 20, 1918 to the parents of Horace Augustus Durrance and Rosa Lee Whitfield of Bowling Green, Fla. Mr. Durrance was a sixth generation Floridian and spent his life in agriculture, as did most of his forebearers and current generations. Wilbur moved to Lake Placid in 1945 to purchase his first citrus grove, after farming in Fort Myers for seven years. He was active in the life of Lake Placid, serving as mayor for two terms from 1957 to 1965. He was also a member of the Rescue Unit, searching the lakes for missing people before there were professionals to do so; a volunteer manning the tower watching the sky during the Cold War; a member of Masonic Lodge 282; and a director of Farm Credit for many years. He was a member of the Memorial United Methodist Church, and after moving to north Georgia in 1997 he attended the Tallulah Falls United Methodist Church. Mr. Durrance enjoyed life, was quick witted and easy going. If you ever passed him on the road, you more than likely received from him a smile and friendly wave. He was a baseball pitcher in his early adult years and an avid hunter, fisherman and loved traveling the world his entire life. Wilbur and Myrtice were proud parents of three children, Peggy Durrance Leach (James), William A. Durrance (Deborah G.), and Horace L. Durrance (Deborah M.). Papas grandchildren include Connie Fentress Eddy (Kerry), Pamela Fentress, Latt Durrance, Lacey Durrance, Misty Durrance Matthews (Curt), Casey Durrance Murphy (Lee), Wilbur Owen Durrance (Melinda); and blessed with great-grandchildren, Justin, Jarred, Magdalene, Tressa and Koltin. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife Myrtice Smith Durrance of 49 years, as well as all of his siblings, Ruby Durrance McLeod, Ora Durrance Speith, Clara Durrance Harmon, and Rodney M. Durrance. Amemorial service will be held in Lake Placid on Friday, April 29 at Memorial United Methodist Church at 4 p.m., followed by visitation with family in the fellowship hall. Flowers or a memorial to Good Shepherd Hospice, 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring, Fla. 33870, or the Lake Placid Town Cemetery Trust Fund, 51 Park Drive, Lake Placid, Fla. 3352. Cards of condolences can be sent to Betty Durrance, 1272 Annandale Drive, Clarksville, Ga. 30523 or to the Durrance family in Lake Placid at PO Box 488, Lake Placid, Fla. 33862. Memorial arrangements are under the loving devotion of; Michael A. Brochetti Funeral Home 404 Plaza Ave. Lake Placid, Fla. 33852 863-465-9997 MYRAH. McQUEEN Myra H. McQueen, 90, of Sebring, Fla., passed away Monday, April 25, 2011, in Sebring. She was born Oct. 2, 1920, to Joseph and Elizabeth (Broadhurst) Hoyt in Roosevelt, N.Y., and had been a resident of Sebring since 1989, coming from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. She had been a secretary and was a member of Whispering Pines Baptist Church. She is survived by her sister, Elizabeth Stager, Cooperstown, N.Y.; nieces, Grace McQueen, New York, N.Y., Elizabeth Wilfeard and Linda Stager; nephews, Albert McQueen Jr., Port St. Lucie, Fla., Lawrence Smith and Robert Raymond. The family will receive friends beginning at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 28, 2011 at Whispering Pines Baptist Church in Sebring. Services will follow at 11 a.m. with Rev. Steve Trinkle officiating. Interment, immediately afterward, will be at Lakeview Memorial Gardens, Avon Park, Fla. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring, Fla. 33871. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Fla. 33870 863-385-0125 RUBYWOLFE Ruby Evelena Wolfe, 93, of Sebring, Fla., went to be with the Lord on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011. She passed away at home, surrounded by love, after a courageous battle with cancer. Ruby was born in Prosperity, W.Va., on March 19, 1918 to Denver and Lena Mae Arnold. She and five siblings were raised in a rural, farming area. Her father worked in the mines. From an early age, she was an avid reader and wordsmith. She graduated high school just after her 16th birthday. She always regretted that she was financially unable to attend college and pursued her education through books throughout her life. Ruby met and married Warren Hobert (Hoby) Wolfe of Charleston, W.Va., in 1938. They had 62 wonderfully happy years of marriage before Hobys death in 2000. They moved to Lake Placid, Fla., in the early 1980s where they joined the Placid Lakes Country Club. In 1991 they moved to Sun N Lake in Sebring, Fla., and joined the Sun N Lake Golf Club. Ruby played golf until she was 92 and is probably one of the few people who ever received, and used, a new set of golf clubs for her 90th birthday. Ruby was a committed Christian and a faithful member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. She loved the Lord, her family, her church family, her many friends, including her golfing girls. She enjoyed golf, Disney, baseball, bridge, reading and puzzles. Ruby was deeply grateful for the blessings of her life and was often heard to say, I live in a state of thanksgiving. In September 2010, Rubys great-grandson, Tyler Andonian, and his wife, Kristen, presented her with her great-great-grandson, Owen Matthew, to complete five generations. Ruby is survived by her only child, Judith Mae (Judy) Distin, and her son-in-law, Donald Distin, of Sebring. She had three granddaughters, Linda Young (Kevin) of Lutz, Fla., Laura White (Richard) of Westport, Conn., and Lisa Pease of Tampa. She had five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. She is survived by her sister, Doris Carlile of Madison, Ala. Arrangements are being handled by StephensonNelson Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at Covenant Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Ap ril 30, at 2 p.m. Darrell Arno ld officiating. In lieu of flowers, plea se send donations to Covena nt Presbyterian Church or Goo d Shepherd Hospice. The family wishes to than k our many friends who ha ve prayed for us and shower ed Ruby with an outpouring of love through cards, calls an d visits. The folks at Goo d Shepherd Hospice made th is difficult time as pleasant as possible, and we thank Go d for them and the excelle nt work that they do. Death noticeJames Wentz, 67, of Sebring died April 24, 2011 in Sebring. Arrangements are being handled by Dowden Funera l Home of Sebring. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 27, 2011Page 5A OBITUARIES Wolfe S pecial to the News-SunAVON PARK The H eartland Educational C onsortium, in cooperation w ith its member districts H ighlands, DeSoto, Glades, H ardee, Hendry, and O keechobee will present t he 13th Annual Honor Band C oncert at 7 p.m. Thursday. T he performance will be at S outh Florida Community C ollege auditorium. The students from the part icipating school districts h ave been selected based u pon their musical ability. T he middle school students w ill perform first; followed b y the senior high students. Ivan Wansley will be the c linician for the middle s chool band. Eric Thornbury w ill be the clinician for the h igh school band. At 6:45 p.m., the doors of t he auditorium will open for p ublic seating. At that time, s eating will be on a firstc ome, first-serve basis until s eats are filled. The program w ill last about one hour. 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can no longer sit up by himself or talk and needs hearing aids. Once able to use elementary sign language, he has lost that ability, too. His parents were desperate to bring their son a better quality of life. This is when Sarah Danielson started to notice how Jordan responded to the dogs he met. Invariably, they made him smile. Unfortunately, Sarah added, the dogs didnt always like Jordan back. But it inspired Sarah to begin a quest for a service dog for Jordan. After meeting rejections and apologies form several organizations, and close to giving up, Sarah reached out to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which was only too happy to help. The search, though, proved more difficult than imagined. The main draw back was finding the right kind of dog not in terms of breed, but in gentleness and patience. Jordan needs a dog who will stick by his side, welcome his touch, and enjoy being his pillow. Despite arriving after a two-hour ride, despite the strange faces and undercurrent of excitement, 2-yearold Merlin remained calm as he walked into the house. He and Jordan may have been a little confused about what was expected of them, but when brought together and encouraged to interact, Merlin proved a true wizard as Jordans face creased into a wide smile and his eyes sparkled. Acrew of volunteers and staff members from Make-AWish brought enthusiasm and joy along with food and Merlin. It took them six months to find the right match, but they never thought about quitting the search. Since 1983, Make-AWish has granted nearly 8,000 wishes. Severt, who worked with Merlin during his advanced training and herself uses a service dog, is fond of the golden retriever. Hes gentle soul, she said. Hes the perfect companion for a child with few friends. Hes not all bouncy. Theyll become best buddies. The real faces to watch, however, were those of Kenneth and Sarah. Watching their son and Merlin begin the bonding process, the young couple radiated with the warmth and joy of a wish fulfilled. Page 6ANews-SunWednesday, April 27, 2011www.newssun.com published a letter to t he editor from Chad DuBos e. In it our reader said he h ad reported vandalism to Miller and that, I w as promised that the matt er would promptly be ha ndled and it was. I was very impress ed by Mr. Millers open do or policy and the immedia te action taken. His co-workers, frien ds and family, miss Miller s presence as much as h is hard work and generosity What well miss are h is smiles and laughter, sa id Kathy Haley, Sebring s City Clerk, struggling wi th tears on Monday. It is so sad to lose su ch a great man in such a tra gic way, said Griffin, sig hing deeply. Miller was married wi th three children. No wo rd has been released regar ding services. The HCSO, which is conducting an investig ation, encourages anyo ne who can shed light o n Millers death to conta ct Det. Anthony McGann at 402-7250, or 402-7200. Continued from page 2A Millers death shocking to co-workers Continued from page 1A Wish granted for Sebring boy with rare genetic disorder News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Kenny Danielson, 3-year-old Jordan Danielson and Sarah Danielson get acquainted with the newest member of their family, a golden retriever named Merlin at their home in Sebring. a bout Rowans actions, i ncluding conducting crimin al investigations on severa l members of city council. March 29th, I heard a r eliable complaint about the c hief recording council m embers and employees, D eleon said, reading from a P owerPoint presentation to t he council. After discovering possib le recordings, Deleon state d that he asked Rowan if t here were any ongoing i nvestigations, to which, a ccording to Deleon, the c hief responded that there w ere no investigations b eing conducted by the A PPD. On April 13, Deleon sent a n order in writing to R owan stating, You have 1 0 days to provide a w ritten response to m y office confirmi ng there are no i nvestigations or p rovide a status on y our efforts. Rowan responded w ith information f rom several different i nvestigations that were c onducted on city officials. On April 14th, 2011, I l earned from the chief that h e was indeed working a c ase. After my memo, A PPD contacted the S.A. ( states attorney) office and h e decided to close this c ase. There were two r ecordings conducted by t he chief on two city offic ials, according to Deleon. Chip Thullbery of the S tates Attorney Office in B artow confirmed that R owan had conducted seve ral investigations. Any law enforcement o fficer has the duty to i nvestigate a criminal activi ty, said Thullbery. Thullbery also stated that r ecordings during criminal i nvestigations are not out of l ine. Depends on the situat ion, but investigations s ometimes warrant recordi ngs, Thullbery said. Thullbery would not go o n the record involving the s pecifics of Rowans invest igations, but Deleon stated t hat Deputy Mayor Brenda g ray was the target of one i nvestigation. Project M anager Maria Sutherland w as a target of another i nvestigation. The March 2010 recordi ng of Maria deals with c ouncils decision to a ppoint Maria to the city m anager position. He wants t o know about rumors r eported by citizen Alfred H odge, a previous PW ( public works) employee c laiming Maria was to be appointed by council, Deleon wrote in his presentation to the council. No activity in this case from March through November. Then in November 2010 the recording of Deputy Mayor Gray (over 1.5 hours) deals with the chief not being appointed to city manager back in March of 2010, about (Deleons) pay raise, about (Rowan) being chief and council/city manger doing away with Public Safety Director, about professional conduct and respect, about various law enforcement items, lots of questions and probing primarily on Maria Sutherland, Deleon said. Deleon concluded that he put Rowan on leave because of his concerns over the investigations. The chiefs job is 90 percent administrator and 10 percent law enforcement. Should executive level conversations with the city manager and the council be recorded because he is working a public corruption criminal case which he initiated himself? Without any public complaint? Deleon said. The executive level trust is questionable. This is the reason FDLE recommends getting an outside agency, in concert with my April 13th memo, he added. Deleon said that he wished a peaceful solution to his dispute with Rowan and he had met with Rowan to discuss terms for Rowan stepping down as chief. The chief and I, we have discussed some preliminary separation terms. I have offered 26 weeks severance pay with his health insurance. The city will not be a complainant against the chief as a result of the known facts as related to these last employment transactions. The chief will release the city of any administrative or legal complaints on employment rights, said Deleon. According to Rowans contract, he could currently collect up to five years worth of severance as well as paid health care. City Attorney Gerald Buhr suggested Avon Parks labor attorney Brian Koge take a look at the situation and contract before the council made any decisions. Buhr also stressed that he did not feel the contract was valid and was one sided. Rowan was not available for comment on Tuesday. Continued from page 1A Deleon gives reasons for Rowan being placed on leave Deleon The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Did YouKNOW?When an authorized emergency vehicle making use of any visual signals is parked or a wrecker displaying amber rotating or flashing lights is performing a recovery or loading on the roadside, the driver of every other vehicle, as soon as it is safe: Shall vacate the lane closest to the emergency vehicle or wrecker when driving on an interstate highway or other highway with two or more lanes traveling in the direction of the emergency vehicle or wrecker, except when otherwise directed by a law enforcement officer. If such movement cannot be safely accomplished, the driver shall reduce speed to a speed that is 20 miles per hour less than the posted speed limit when the posted speed limit is 25 miles per hour or greater; or travel at 5 miles per hour when the posted speed limit is 20 miles per hour or less, when driving on a two-lane road, except when otherwise directed by a law enforcement officer. FLORIDAHASA MOVEOVERLAWFORMOTORISTS APPROACHINGEMERGENCY VEHICLESANDWRECKERS.

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$390 from park users toward the $1,041.67 monthly electric bill at Lake June Park. In total, the town has spent $7,292 minus the $390 on electricity at the ball fields this fiscal year, costing it more than $6,000. There were legitimate reasons for this a major portion of the baseball season had already occurred before the decision to have leagues and teams pay for the electric bill, and some checks had been received which had not yet been posted. Bastardi, however, was not as unhappy about the specific numbers as he was that Komaso had not brought the numbers to the councils attention. When asked about the unposted checks, Komaso said, I have reviewed a bunch of checks, but I dont have exact figures. Ill have to pull the dates and get copies of the checks. Bastardi replied, That makes me mad. That just amazes me. What could he have been thinking, Bastardi asked Komaso, knowing how sensitive he, Bastardi, is about the recreation department budget issues, that he, Komaso, would glide over a shortfall of more than $6,000 without pointing it out to anyone? All weve asked for from department heads, Bastardi said, speaking forcefully and directly at Komaso, is to come forward with issues early. To run a department like that is dead wrong. Shame on the department head who cant understand complex issues. I hope you wouldnt look to me to continue your employment. If this were a business Id fire you. This is a tempered comment I m sick of it. While the chamber w as nearly empty, it became qu ieter still. Komaso told Bastardi he understood the point tak en and that it would not happ en again. Bastardi, however, was as upset with his fellow counc il members. He is disappoint ed in what he sees as a lack of support. Everybody looks at me like, There he goes o n his horse again.Why shou ld I go on here forever, makin g a fool of myself, getting r ed in the face, if you dont car e? I cant say no one el se hasnt recognized the pro blem, Bastardi continue d, but nothing ever changes. Its not bringing t he issues to light that burns m e up, Bastardi said, addin g that if a department he ad comes and says, I see t he problem, Ive tried to fix t he problem, but I cant, at lea st the city can work on a sol ution. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 27, 2011Page 7A Continued from page 1A Bastardi angered over rec budget I hope you wouldnt look to me to continue your employment. If this were a business Id fire you.STEVEBASTARDI Lake Placid councilman, to Recreation Director John Komaso a nd Advocate Center were c reated to help troubled y oung people in need of i nterventions. The new Childrens A cademy of Arts & Theater, o n the other hand, will be a p lace of celebration, succ ess, and self-expression. N ot just a healthy place for c hildren to go and spend t ime, but one that will e xpand their minds and b uild self-confidence. Krista Flores, director of t he Childrens Academy of A rts & Theater program at t he Avon Park Community C enter, will oversee the arts p rograms there and at the C ircle Theater. Those activi ties include acting, dance, m usic, media, creative writi ng and the visual arts. At the Circle, there will b e after-school programs, w eekend work shops and s ummer camps. The Avon P ark program will remain o pen. No public funds are being u sed in the daunting proje ct. The Foundation is counting on the community to help support the academy and its programs. Some private donations have already been made, and the Foundation is putting money up front as well. The support is coming in several ways. The building was bought by the Foundation with the help of ReMax Realtor Sherrie Abraham. Renovations are under the oversight of architect Suzanne Hunnicutt and contractor Dave Liebold, all of whom offered significant discounts for their work. Roberts hopes to use students from the Youth Academys Home Builders Institutes vocational programs in the renovations. Pat Leidel, a member of the Champion for Childrens board, is in charge of the project. I am excited on so many levels, she said, bringing a building back to life and revitalizing downtown of course, but especially to create this opportunity for children. I applaud Kevins vision, she added. Id been to the Cage (the name of a night club that was on the site) and I never made that leap of vision. Never mind the risks, the obstacles or the costs, Roberts said. Were stepping out on faith. Everything weve done, weve bathed in prayer. Flores is as positive. I dont have any doubts, she said. Then she added, Given the incredible budget cuts coming down from the state, (art) is something private people are going to have to support if they want their children to have a full education. Site plans are being drawn up now. The goal is to have The Circle Theater open in time for Sebrings Centennial. For more information, call the Champion for Children Foundation at 3822905. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Champion for Children Foundation of Highlands County Chief Executive Officer Kevin Roberts explains some of the renovations that will take place at the historic Circle T heater in downtown Sebring. Circle Theater to have new life Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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Page 8ANews-SunWednesday, April 27, 2011www.newssun.com charged with battery, touch or strike; and resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Jomar Torres, 19, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. Antonio Tavares Wanser, 27, of Lake Placid, was charged with driving while license suspended, second offense; resisting officer, obstruction without violence; and driving while license suspended, first offense. William James Ward, 30, of Nocatee, was charged with disorderly conduct, affray. Jesus Joseph Williams, 31, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Roger Allan Yonker, 72, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Saturday, April 23: Mayte Nohemi AlmaguerAvalos, 21, of Frostproof, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid license. Baltazar Aviles, 42, of Avon Park, was charged with driving with expired license for more than four months. Telly Othello McDugle, 35, of Miami Shores, was charged with knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked, second offense. Lynn Marie Schreiter, 42, of Lake Placid, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Brett Andrian Taylor, 46, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession of cocaine. Joseph Allen Thrift, 18, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike; larceny, grand, first degree; burglary with assault or battery; larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense; burglary of occupied dwelling, unarmed; larceny, grand theft; and burglary of unoccupied conveyance, unarmed. Michael Wayne Treadway, 36, of Fort Myers, was charged with hit and run, leaving scene of crash involving damage to property. Michael Edward Wilson, 19, of Sebring, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Friday, April 22: Fred Chandler, 46, of Bowling Green, was charged with municipal ordinance violation, two counts. Joel Cruz-Gonzalez, 34, of Lake Placid, was charged with petit, retail theft. Victor Hernandez-Grade, 23, of Lake Placid, was held on an immigration detainer for municipal ordinance violation. Jose Cruz Juarez, 51, of Avon Park, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. Arnaud Louis, 20, of Avon Park, was charged with driving while license suspended, first offense. Mosley McCray, 28, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and possession of drug equipment and/or use. Usiel Mendez, 24, of Avon Park, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid driver license; false identification given to law enforcement; and out-of-county warrant for no valid driver license. Matthew Warren Mitchell, 34, of Lake Placid, was charged with trespassing on property other than a structure or conveyance; larceny or grand theft; burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, unarmed, two counts; damage property, criminal mischief; grand theft of motor vehicle; and contempt of court for withholding child support. Brandon Jefferson Scruggs, 24, of Frostproof, was charged with giving false information to pawn broker, two counts; and trafficking in stolen property, two counts. Delfino Torres, 25, of Lake Placid, was charged with operating motor vehicle without valid license; and failing to register motor vehicle. Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER c overed dish to share. There w ill also be a 50/50 drawing. The dinner is open to resid ents and guests of Sebring C ountry Estates and Grand P rix Heights Subdivision and i s held every fourth T hursday of the month. New m embers are invited and w elcome to come and share i n the fellowship and the a ssociations mission to pres erve our neighborhood and t o find ways of improving it. The annual $10 per person m embership dues are p ayable at the dinner, at l adies cards every Thursday a t 12:30 p.m., or at the busin ess meeting held every seco nd Thursday of each month a t 7 p.m. The clubhouse is a lso available for rentals to t he public for any upcoming s pecial events. For more i nformation on rentals, call 2 14-1923.Habitat plans A nniversary DinnerSEBRING Habitat for H umanity is celebrating 20 y ears of building faith, hope a nd homes in Highlands C ounty on Thursday. Since 1 990, Habitat for Humanity h as built 159 homes for local f amilies in need. The 20th a nniversary dinner begins at 6 p.m. at the Highlands C ounty Fair Convention C enter. Cost to attend is a $35 d onation to Habitat for H umanity, which includes a c hoice of chicken florentine r oulade or beef brisket. D inner will be prepared by C hef Mac of Golden Palms C atering. The event will i nclude special entertainment by Habitat families, recognition of donors and silent auction. Don Elwell will emcee the event. Dress is business attire. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Sarah Pallone at 402-2913 or 214-8215. Highlands Organ Society meets SEBRING Frank Hutchins, director of this two-year group, having meetings again after a lengthy illness. Members are able to play on the fabulous Lowrey Grand Royal (cost $82,000). Members must own their own organ. There are no dues. Easy Button is not encouraged. Aknowledge is needed of music. Future concerts are planned as before. The next meeting is from 7-9 p.m. Thursday. Call for reservations. Call 655-0259. The group meets two and onehalf miles west of U.S. 27 on Lake Josephine Drive. Sebring address: 2034 Lake Josephine Drive. Meetings are every other Thursday evening.Dessert card party set for ThursdaySEBRING The GFWC Womans Club of Sebring at 4260 Lakeview Drive will host a dessert card party at 11:30 a.m. Thursday. The event is open to players of cards, bridge and other games. Cost is $3 per person. Phone 402-1415 or 385-7268 for reservations. Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS employee Perry Waldron. Melissa Perez, 12, was out on the sidewalk because she was concerned about the citys future. If they keep making the decisions they are making, my future will be affected. I want to let them know that they are doing wrong, Perez said. The protest was called by organizer Patricia Austin, and it was an attempt to communicate with the council on an even basis. Operation Save Avon Park has planned a rally in protest of limited time, five minutes, to discuss years of damage, neglect to the people and the city of Avon Park, Austin said in an email on Saturday. After receiving a decline to accept an invitation for a city council forum from interim city manager Julian Deleon, then receiving an invitation from him to be on the city councils agenda to discuss our grievances on Monday, April 25, the Operation Save Avon Park committee decided to rally, she wrote. Austin stated that the protest was also an attempt to discuss items with the council outside of the regular set agenda in a less intimidating atmosphere. Austin even went so far as to call the regular meeting a city council chamber of horror after the Interim City Manager Julian Deleon declined an invitation to meet outside the city, which would violate Florida Sunshine Laws. First of all, we refuse to meet on their terms at city council chambers of horror because we knew what they would offer, five minutes. There is no way to cover all areas of problems in this amount of time, Austin said. Deleon stated during the meeting later that night that he would be happy to accommodate any time the group needed to air out their grievances. Continued from page 2A Protest held out AP council meet News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Protestors march outside the Avon Park City Council chambers prior to Mondays council meeting. Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun Associated PressTALLAHASSE Leaders of t he Republican-controlle d House and Senate clear ed the way for formal budg et negotiations Tuesday b y settling preliminary issu es after about two weeks of delay and just a day aft er their budget leade rs exchanged some har sh words. The deal also came o n the heels of the Sena te Budget Committees su dden approval Monday of one of House Speak er Dean Cannons top prio rities: Aproposed state co nstitutional amendme nt that would expand t he current seven-memb er Florida Supreme Court b y three justices. In an unusual gestur e, Senate President Mi ke Haridopolos, went to t he House floor an d addressed the chambe r. He called Cannon m y friend and praised hi m for being graciou s, patient and a strong co nservative. Our friendship real ly paid off yesterday in ge tting through a toug h time, Haridopolos sa id afterward. State budget deadlock broken

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, April 27, 2011Page 9 A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-159 IN RE: ESTATE OF MARY E. MASICK a.k.a. MARY MASICK NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARY E. MASICK a.k.a. MARY MASICK, deceased, whose date of death was February 23, 2011, and whose social security number is 076-14-1595, 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 20, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Charles S. Masick 4492 Hickory Drive Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33418 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: lanier@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863)453-4457 April 20, 27, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000568 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CMLTI 2007-WFHE4, Plaintiff, vs. NANCY N. CARPER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 11, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000568 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CMLTI 2007-WFHE4, is the Plaintiff and NANCY N. CARPER; CAPITAL ONE BANK; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 13th day of May, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 17, BLOCK 14 ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES, UNIT 7, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, AT PAGE 26, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 5915 CHERRY ROAD, SEBRING, FL 33875 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on April 12, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09041778 NMNC-CONV--Team 1 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. April 27; May 4, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-342GCS US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-WFHE2, Plaintiff, vs. HOLLY J. WATKINS A/K/A HOLLY J. FRANCIONE A/K/A HOLLY L. FRANCIONE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 11, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-342GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CITIGROUP MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST 2006-WFHE2, is the Plaintiff and HOLLY J. WAKTINS A/K/A HOLLY J. FRANCIONE A/K/A HOLLY L. FRANCIONE; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HOLLY J. WATKINS A/K/A HOLLY J. FRANCIONE A/K/A HOLLY L. FRANCIONE N/K/A DAVID GATES are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 13th day of May, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 1, BLOCK 1, OF CIRCLE TERRACE, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, AT PAGE 9, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 200 EAST WINTHROP STREET, AVON PARK, FL 33825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on April 12, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08018772 NMNC-CONV--Team 1 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. April 27; May 4, 2011 AS OF APRIL 22, 2011, I WILL NO LONGER BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DEBTS INCURRED BY ANYONE OTHER THAN MYSELF. /s/ Gilbert M. Firtz, Jr. April 22, 24, 27, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000499 DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS AS TRUSTEE, Plaintiff, vs. VICTORIA K. VIEHMEYER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 11, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000499 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE BANK TRUST COMPANY AMERICAS AS TRUSTEE, is the Plaintiff and VICTORIA K. VIEHMEYER; WILLIAM VIEHMEYER; WACHOVIA BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; TENANT #1 N/K/A SCOTT ZORNS, and TENANT #2 N/K/A DEBBIE ZORNS are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 13th day of May, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 14, BLOCK 47, SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES, SECTION TWO, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 302 CITROEN 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 sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on April 12, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Cler k Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10020054 NMNC-CONV--Team 1 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. April 27; May 4, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001381 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR HSI ASSET SECURITIZATION CORPORATION TRUST 2007-WF1, Plaintiff, vs. ADOLFO ANTUNEZ, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 11, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001381 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR HSI ASSET SECURITIZATION CORPORATION TRUST 2007-WF1, is the Plaintiff and ADOLFO ANTUNEZ; DORA ANTUNEZ; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 13th day of May, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 4 AND THE WEST 12 1/2 FEET OF LOT 3, BLOCK 14, OF THE SECOND RESUBDIVISION HOFFMANS GROVE ADDITION TO LAKE STEARNS FLORIDA, BLOCK 525, SEBRING SHORES ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 96, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 216 E WASHINGTONIA AVENUE, LAKE PLACID,FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on April 12, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09083544 NMNC-CONV--Team 1 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. April 27; May 4, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: PC-11-156 IN RE: ESTATE OF LOUIS A. SAVASTANO, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE The administration of the estate of LOUIS A. SAVASTANO, deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida. The names and addresses of the petitioner and the petitioner's attorney are set forth below. A LL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court, WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE 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 estate of the decedent must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is A pril 20, 2011. Petitioner: /s/ Katherine Savastano / s/ Anthony A. Accorsi A ttorney for Petitioner 329 South Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870 Florida Bar No. 167098 (863)385-5139 April 20, 27, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO.: PC-11-115 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOHN P. GANNON, JR. a/k/a JOHN PAUL GANNON, JR., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE The administration of the estate of JOHN P. GANNON, JR. a/k/a JOHN PAUL GANNON, JR., deceased, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida. The names and addresses of the petitioner and the petitioner's attorney are set forth below. A LL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is served within three months after the date of the first publication of this notice must file their claims with this Court, WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS A FTER 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 estate of the decedent must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of the first publication of this notice is A pril 20, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Lorena Merida / s/ Michael M. 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Page 10ANews-Sun Wednesday, April 27, 2011www.newssun.co m IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2010-CA-001029 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, A S TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-OPT2, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OPT2 Plaintiff, vs. DANIEL N. WILSON AND MARCIA L. WILSON, HIS WIFE; OPTION ONE MORTGAGE CORPORATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION #1; UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION #2; IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order OF Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated A pril 11, 2011 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-001029 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR SOUNDVIEW HOME LOAN TRUST 2006-OPT2, ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-OPT2,, Plaintiff and DANIEL N. WILSON AND MARCIA L. WILSON, HIS WIFE, are defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA A T 11:00 A.M., May 11, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: PARTS OF LOTS 18, 19 AND 20, OF BLOCK 190, WOODLAWN TERRACE, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 96, AND TRANSCRIPT BOOK 1, PAGE 1, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: START AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF BELLEVUE A VENUE WITH THE NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF EVANSTON STREET; RUN THENCE ALONG SAID NORTHWESTERLY LINE OF EVANSTON STREET IN A SOUTHWESTERLY DIRECTION FOR A DISTANCE OF 75 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE ALONG SAID RIGHT-OF-WAY, A DISTANCE OF 75 FEET, THENCE AT RIGHT ANGLES NORTHWESTERLY, A DISTANCE OF 125 FEET; THENCE AT RIGHT ANGLES NORTHEASTERLY AND PARALLEL TO SAID NORTHWESTERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF EVANSTON STREET, A DISTANCE OF 75 FEET; THENCE A T RIGHT ANGLES SOUTHEASTERLY, A DISTANCE OF 125 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. 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 Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court A TTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 (813)880-8800 APRIL 20, 27, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000879 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. DARREL CHINN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 11, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000879 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and DARREL CHINN; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR BANK OF AMERICA, NA; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE A VENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 13th day of May, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 5, BLOCK 525, SEBRING SHORES ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 124, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1262 LAKEVIEW DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on April 12, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09063048 NMNC-SPECFHLMC --Team5 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. April 27; May 4, 2011 Having something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what youre doing, but no one else does. Call News-Sun classifieds today!

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Wednesday, April 27, 2011Page 11 A LINCOLN TOWNCAR '97 Blk/blk. Leather, Presidentail Series. Call 863-459-9899 LINCOLN TOWNCAR '97 Blk/blk. leather. Presidential Series. $2,500. Call 863-452-9899. 1998 NISSANMAXIMA, Burgundy, 4Dr, 6 cylinder, automatic, 62K, cold air, CLEAN, Very Good Condition. $5200 Sorry Sold! 1996 CHEVYS10 Super Cab, 4.3, 5 speed. $1500 o.b.o. Call 863-382-4217 9450Automotive for Sale1973 NORTON850 COMMANDO One Owner* RareFind 10K miles New paint & chrome Will Accept reasonable offer. 863-382-8985 or 863-465-9100 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 TransportationLIFT RECLINERELEC. Blue in color. Call 863-655-9622 7560Medical Supplies& Equipment PUPS STANDARDPoodles. 3 Colors. 11 wks. We're cute, playful, Pedigree. Free Range, loving, Guarenteed. In training, learning fast. $900. Call 305-731-6242. We won't last. HAND RAISEDIndian Ring Neck Parrots. Very sweet. Great gifts. $200. Call 863-697-3418 7520Pets & SuppliesNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies SEBRING -3340 Lakeview Dr. Fri & Sat 4/29 & 30 7am ? White hutch, treadmill, very nice home interiors, S / M ladies clothing, household items. Much Much More! SEBRING -2120 Schlosser Rd. Sat & Sun 4/30 & 5/1, 8am 2pm. Tools, children's clothes & toys, some furmiture, household items. Much More! AVON PARKSat. 4/30 8am 1pm. Moving Sale! 632 S Riverdale Rd. Upright piano, love seat, chairs, tables, dresser, television cabinet, elec. bedding, housewares, generator, tools & much more! 7320Garage &Yard Sales WEBER BBQ,OT silver, NIB. $75 863-385-3199 SEWING MACHINESinger with cabinet, bench & attachments $100 o.b.o. 863-465-7738 or 863-441-3180 PICNIC TABLERed, fits in trunk $24 863-385-3199 DISHWASHER GENautilos. Almond in color. Excel cond. $75. Call 863-655-9622 AUTOMATIC BREADMACHINE needs a good home $25 863-465-7738 or 863-441-3180 AREA RUG95' X 63' and Runner. 92' x 24'. $40. Call 863-655-9622. 7310Bargain Buys WINDOWS -White, Tinted & Tempered Alum. (2) 4'X8' $350 / (1) 6'X3' $175 / Cabinets w/ Formica Top (3) $150. Call 863-385-3199 VACUUM CLEANERKirby with attachments, $200 o.b.o. & ROOMBA (vacuum) complete, used once $50. 863-465-7738 OR 863-441-3180 7300MiscellaneousDINING ROOMSET Broyhil w/2 leafs, dark oak & formica top. 6 chairs, 1 captain. All good shape seats need recovered. $350. Call 863-465-4284 7180FurnitureREFRIGERATOR MAYTAG.Excel cond. 20.7 cu.ft. $150. Call 863-452-1904 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, W/D, Satellite, 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 3BR (possible 4BR), 1BA LARGEfenced yard with Citrus trees. Nice area, Indian Streets off Lakeview Dr $600 mo., + 1st & Sec. 863-446-1861 SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3BR, 2.5BA, 1CG $800/mo. No Smoking, no pets. 863-655-0311 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 AVON PARKLEMONTREE APTS: 1BR, 1BA $495/mo +$200 security; Washer/Dryer, Microwave, WSG included. Pets Wlcome. Call Alan, 386-503-8953 AVON PARKClean, Quiet; Studios / 1BR. 1BA / 2BR, 2BA Apts., from $375/mo. New tile & appliances, screened patios & W/D hook ups. Students/Seniors Discount Call 863-452-0469. AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL: $325/mo. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK**** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 2BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING -Downtown on the Circle. 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 6150FurnishedApartments SEBRING 3024Spinks Rd. 2/1 Completely refurnished. New Wood Floors. Patio. Washer & Dryer. $600. mo. Call 561-967-7161 SEBRING VILLA 3BR, 2BA, 2 car garage. Wood floors, vaulted ceilings, screened porch. Convenient location near Hospital. Gated community, Clubhouse & pool, lawn maint. incl. $900. mo. RENTED!!! 6100Villas & CondosFor RentLAKE PLACIDPlacid Lakes, Unfurnished 2BR, 2BA. $400/mo. + 1st. mo. & security. 863-699-0897 or 863-840-2013 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsFURNISHED -55 plus Francis II Park. 2BR, 1BA, carport, air. $500 deposit, $475 monthly plus utilities. 1 year contract. Call 419-408-8821 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent PALM HARBORHOMES Has closed 2 Model Centers Save up to 60K on select models Call Today! 800-622-2832 LAKE PLACIDWell insulated home on Paradise corner lot. Five furn. rooms, two baths, plus lg. utility room, tolls incl. Call for info. 863-202-6325 DOUBLE WIDEin 55+ park, fully furn. All you need are clothes & groceries. Ref./ ice maker, CHA, dishwasher, lg. utility rm., W & D, screened porch, includes golf cart. $12,500 obo. 863-465-7738 or 863-441-3180 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesCEMETARY LOTSPinecrest. 4 Joining. Old Section. $1,500. obo. Call 904-287-7110 or 615-653-1118 4280Cemetery LotsLAKE PLACID Tropical Harbor 55+ Lakeside Park, w/all ammenities. 2/2 DW. Tile Sunroom, Laundry & Utility. Lg. Carport. Scenic open location. Moving. Open to offers. Call 863-465-5129. 4100Homes for SaleLake PlacidSEBRING -Lake Home 1809 Arbuckle Creek Rd. 1 acre on Dinner Lake. 3BR, 2BA, fireplace, "fixer upper". $150 K. For an appointment Call 863-385-3162 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial THE HIGHLANDSCOUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT has an opening for a "Tobacco Prevention Program Assistant". Annual Salary range: $29,463.72 ( not negotiable ) plus benefits. Please apply on line at https://jobs.myflorida.com. Refer to requisition number 64003316. Only Sate of Florida Applications will be accepted no resumes, please. Date closes 05/06/2011 EO/AA/VP EMPLOYER. SEEKING WELLEXPERIENCED MEDICAL OFFICE HELP P/T. Excellent billing/collection, communication, typing, computer skills & medical terminology are A MUST Fax resume to: 863-471-3206 or email to: medicalofficebilling@yahoo.com MEAL SITEMANAGER needed in Sebring. Reliable transportation and caring attitude towards the elderly are a must. Some lifting is required, 8:30 a.m. 1:00 p.m., M F. Apply in person at NU-HOPE Elder Care Services, Inc. 6414 U.S. 27 South, Sebring. EOE. DFWP. HAIR STYLISTHave your own business without investing. Work in a private room if desired. One week free! Please Call 863-382-2264(days) or 863-655-4040 (evenings) ELIGIBILITY SPECIALIST.15 hrs./wk. Min. High School Diploma. Background in Public Assistance application process preferred. Responsible for assisting clients w/food stamp applications. Fax resume to: 863-452-6882 or email to kelly.johnson@hrhn.org EOE/DRUG FREE. CERTIFIED PATIENTCARE TECH Part Time / per Diem wanted for State of the Art Dialysis Facility. Call Peggy at (863) 382-9443 or fax resume to (863) 382-9242. 2100Help WantedASSOCIATE REPS SUMMER WORK GREAT PAY Immediate FT/PT openings, Customer sales/services, no exp. necessary. Conditions apply. All ages 17+. Call 863-658-4391 2100Help WantedBILINGUAL /SPANISH SPEAKING CASE MANAGER, full time. Receive Referrals and completes annual client assessments; devise care plans; secure and target client support services; maintain case records. Position requires a bachelor's degree in social work or related field. Other directly related job education or experience may be substituted for some of these requirements. Apply in person at NU-HOPE Elder Care Services, Inc., 6414 US Hwy. 27 South, Sebring. EOE DFWP 2050Job Opportunities 2000 EmploymentCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instruction sover the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your 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 WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 314-9876 Then shop till you drop! IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000485 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR MASTR ASSET BACKED SECURITIES TRUST 2005-AB1, Plaintiff, vs. REGINALD BURNS SR., et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 11, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000485 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR MASTR ASSET BACKED SECURITIES TRUST 2005-AB1, is the Plaintiff and REGINALD BURNS SR.; BANK OF A MERICA, NA; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 13th day of May, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: DWELLING UNIT NO. 3005, OF WOODRUFF HEIGHTS VILLAS, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS; COMMENCE AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF LOT 6, BLOCK 11 OF TOWN OF AVON PARK, SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST, A LONG THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY OF VERONA CIRCLE, A DISTANCE OF 152.85 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST, ALONG THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT-OF-WAY OF VERONA CIRCLE A DISTANCE OF 32.5 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH THROUGH A PARTITION WALL AND CONTINUE A DISTANCE OF 80 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 56 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST, A DISTANCE OF 32.5 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH A DISTANCE OF 80 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, AS PER PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 388, PAGE 987, 988, 989 AND 990 AND AS PER DESCRIPTION RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 388, PAGE 990, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTH, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3005 WOODRUFF HEIGHTS, AVON PARK, FL 33825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on April 12, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09034881 NMNC-CONV--Team 1 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. April 27; May 4, 2011 1050LegalsCASTLE HILL Apartments of Avon ParkAccepting Applications for 1 & 2 Bedroom Apts. Available to individuals 62 years or older, handicap/disabled, regardless of age. For rental information & applications please call: 863-452-6565 TDD: 711 THIS INSTITUTION IS AN Equal Opportunity Provider and EmployerLos Apt. de Castle Hill de Avon ParkEstan aceptando aplicaciones para Apts. de 1 y 2 recamaras. Disponible a personas de 62 ancs o mas, incapacidad fisica/mental, no importa la edad. Para mas informacion favor de llamar 863-452-6565. TDD: 711 Esta Institucion Es De Igualdad De Oportunidad Al Proveedor, Y Empleador GOOD LOVING DOG, needs good loving home. Call 863-386-4383.

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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.c o m AVON PARK This one w asnt going to get many s tyle points, but the only t hing that matters at this s tage of the season is getting t he win. And Lake Placid was able t o hold off a feisty Mulberry s quad for a 13-6 win in the o pener of the District 9-3A t ournament in Avon Park. If you lose, you go h ome, head coach D an Coomes said. And teams that dont c ome to play, are g oing to go home. But w hen youve beaten a t eam a couple of t imes, for a high s chool kid, its like, w ell, we can beat them, and t hen take it easy. But, of course, that other t eam, the team thats been b eaten twice, pretty handily, i s looking to do anything but t ake it easy. Though it looked early on a s if it would be more of the s ame as freshman Tyler Carr t ook the mound and cruised t hrough the first with a strike o ut and two comebackers. Carr then capped off the D ragons two-run first with an R BI double over the left f ielders head, one batter a fter Colby Delaney had also d elivered a run-scoring doub le, for a 2-0 lead. But the Panthers scratched f or on in the second when, w ith two out and a runner on first, a single to center saw that runner head toward third. The throw in sailed high and the run came in to halve the lead. The Dragons got that run back, however, with one in the bottom of the inning and added another in the third, courtesy of an errant throw back to the pitcher. Ascoreless fourth featured a leaping catch of a line-drive by Lake Placid second baseman Rick Miller, but a tiring Carr had a hard time getting through the fifth. After a walk to Bruce Davies started the inning, a double to right-center from Jason Segree put runners on second and third. Both came in on Dylan Harrisons single, with Harrison going to second on the throw home. Asingle to center from David Maxwell looked like it might plate the tying run, but Pike Cloninger fired home to Taylor Townsend to cut Harrison down. Carr then got a strike out and grounder to second to retire the side, holding the one-run lead. The offense then started to kick into gear as Delaney singled, Carr walked and a Nevada Weaver sacrifice bunt was thrown into right field to score one and put runners on second and third. Consecutive sacrifice flys from Dylan Weber-Callahan and Townsend plated two more and the lead was now 73 heading into the sixth. But Mulberry wouldnt go away. Weber-Callahan, on in relief, struck out the first two batters of the inning, but walked the next two. Segree then ripped one to left-center for an RBI double SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Wednesday, April 27, 2011 NASCAR This WeekPage 3 B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Above: Nathan Stanley slides past, and partially through, Mulberry catcher David Maxwell as the throw gets away in Lake Placids 13-6 win to open the District 9-3A tournament at Charles R. Head Field in Avon Park. Right: Freshman Tyler Carr pitched five innings and added two doubles and an RBI in the Green Dragon win Monday. Dragons take care of business Lake Placid13Mulberry6 See LP, page 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Legendary South Florida coach Dunning Terrell was honored Monday, prior to SFCCs home finale, as daughter Judy threw out the ceremonial first pitch amid family, friends and former players. The Panthers then made the day complete with a 5-4 w in over the State College of Florida Manatees. A tribute to coach Terrell Special to the News-SunSEBRING Jason Bass and Vicki Musselman ran to top honors in the Last Chance Ranch 10K run at Highlands Hammock State Park on Saturday, April 23, in 40:34 and 51:20, respectively. Mike Sullivan won the 5K in 20:31 and Tera Ming topped the ladies 5K field with her 25:32 effort. Eighty-eight runners made up the field for the two distances in the 5th annual edition of the race that benefits the youth ranch in Venus. 10K Results Overall Male: Jason Bass 40:34 Masters Male: Jose Ibanez 47:38 Overall Female: Vicki Musselman 51:20 Masters Female: Jennifer Glassburn 52:40 Male Age Groups (30-34) Dima Diden 56:19; (35-39) Sunsil Kumar 47:00 Bob Starrett 49:36; (40-44) Bryant Musselman 52:04, Patrick Loper 1:21.11; (45-49) John Komasa 51:21, David Taylor 55:39; (50-54) Darrell Jensen 49:41; (55-59) Frank Dalto 47:49, Peter Lewia 52:34, Virgil McInvale 54:27, Richard Percy 54:35, Russel Andrews 55:13; (60-64) Charlie Potter 57:16, Richard Rucker 1:01.10, Larry Taylor 1:10.01. Female Age Groups (14 & Under) Savannah Oldfield 1:07:40; (25-29) Kaylie Lindsey 1:14.36; (30-34) Karen Tallent 54:49, Jennifer Bryant 1:01.22, Jill Tyson 1:01:24; Lisa Barnes 1:06:40, Stacy Braswell 1:12.01; (40-45) Amy Speis 58:34, Donna Roberts 1:09.52, Betty Barrett 1:37:06; (45-49) Sherrie Clark 1:07:46; (50-54) Suzy Phillips 1:20.23; (55-59) Elena Febre 1:07.31, Martie Brooker 1:08.35, Katie Taylor 1:13.34; (60-64) Crystal Vanderpool 1:07.03, Mary Rucker 1:16.05. 5K Run Results Male Winner: Mike Sullivan 20:31 Female Winner: Tera Ming 25:32 Order of Finish: 1. Mike Sullivan 20:31, Robert Komasa 21:51, Mike Hines 24:30, Tera Ming 25:32, Deidra Marrs 25:47, Heather Esquibel 27:17, Bert Cox 27:21, Leslie Flores 27:26, Allie Speis 28:03, Mary Ann Andrews 28:10, Marian Gilde 28:14, Brenda Foster 29:00, Randy Gilde 29:59, Lacey Brooker 31:10, Ashley Byrd 31:10, Robert Womack 31:26, Sam Starrett 31:33, Chelsi Cross 31:55, Jude Stewart 32:56, Tina Grimes 32:57, Anthony Manus 33:16, Felicia Coke 33;47, Paul Bryrd 33:48, Rachael Speis 33:49, Sid Ananthan 34:04, Maritza Williams 34:08, Raisa Camilo 34:15, Annamarie Grimes Bass and Musselman top 10K field See 5K, page 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Drew Hornick signed to attend school and play golf at Georgia Southern College Tuesday morning at Sebring High School. Joining Hornick on his big day were, back row, left to right, head coach Vince Liles, principal Toni Stivender, grandparents Joan and Joe Evans and athletic director Terry Quarles, with parents Andy and Shannon seated alongside. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Football players inspiring a golfer. Thats apparently at least a part of what lead to Sebrings Drew Hornick signing a scholarship to attend and play golf at Georgia Southern College Tuesday morning. Ive been playing golf since I was six, the soon-tobe Blue Streak grad said. I always saw the football players getting scholarships and always hoped that I could do that with golf. This is a dream come true. That, and the enjoyment and confidence he has in the game helped a bit too. During this past season, Hornick was the only Sebring player to get out of the district tournament, finishing fourth at Cleveland Heights in Lakeland with a 79. From there, an 84 at Windermere wasnt enough to get him out of regionals, but it certainly wasnt anything to sniff at. He can hit it and has a good swing, head coa ch Vince Liles said. Ive be en here four years so Ive se en him all the way through. He s got the game, hell just ne ed to work on his short game to do well at the next level and I have no doubt he will. There were other choice s, with Hornick and his paren ts, Andy and Shannon, notin g Andrew College and t he College of Coastal Georg ia as competitors for his atte nHornick to swing with Tigers See HORNICK, page 4 B By FRED GOODALL Associated PressTAMPA The Tampa B ay Lightning had the playoffs in mind when they acquir ed Dwayne Roloson, and the 4 1year-old goaltender hasn t disappointed them. Avoiding elimination f or the second time in three day s, the Lightning beat t he Pittsburgh Penguins 4 -2 Monday night to force a Game 7 in their first-roun d Eastern Conference series. Roloson led the way wi th 27 saves, three of them fro m point-blank range to begin a sequence that led to Tam pa Bays Steve Downie sna pping a third-period tie at t he other end of the ice. Goalies have to be ou tstanding in the playoffs. ... That was a key moment. It was an uplift for the team , Lightning coach Gu y Boucher said. Thats exactly what Tam pa Bay had in mind when it acquired Roloson from t he New York Islanders on Ne w Years Day. He went 18-12 -4 in 34 games following t he trade, helping the Lightnin g make the playoffs for the fir st time since 2007. Roloson gave up a so ft overtime goal in Game 4 before bouncing back to he lp Tampa Bay stay alive. H e made 31 saves on the road in Game 5 and came up b ig again Monday when he rejected Maxime Talbot twi ce and Pascal Dupuis on ce before Downie gave t he Lightning a 3-2 lead. Rollies been doing th at all year. Hes been makin g save after save for us sin ce hes been here, Downie sai d. We expect that from him and he expects that from him self. Game 7 is Wednesd ay night in Pittsburgh, where t he fifth-seeded Lightnin g already have won twice th is postseason, including an 8 -2 Game 5 blowout that beg an their comeback from a 3 -1 deficit in the series. We just played two Gam e 7s because that is the positio n we are in, Boucher sai d. That fifth game was a do or die for us, and the sixth was a do or die. Downie scored just over a minute after Jordan Sta al gave the fourth-seed ed Penguins life with a goal th at made it 2-2. Teddy Purce ll, Sean Bergenheim and Ry an Malone also scored again st Penguins goalie Marc-And re Fleury, who faltered for t he second straight game. The Lightning killed o ff four penalties in the secon d period, when Pittsburgh al so failed to score on Chr is Lightning even series with Penguins See TAMPABAY, page 4 B

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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.Golf for God TournamentSEBRING The Golf for God Tournament will kick off with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start on Saturday, May 7 at Golf Hammock Golf and Country Club. It will be a 2-Person scramble at $65 a person, which includes golf, cart, a $25 dry cleaning certificate, a golf certificate for two rounds of golf and a ball for the ball-drop. You can purchase additional balls for the ball-drop which will take place by helicopter at 1 p.m. over the driving range. It will be a 50/50 cash prize, up to $500. Mulligans will also be available. First, second and third-place winners will receive additional balls for the balldrop. This is a fundraiser for Kayla Griffin who will be on a missionary journey to 11 countries over an 11 month period, spreading the Word of God to the people of these lands. Call the course at 382-2151 to have a registration form faxed to you or pick one up at a near-by course. YMCA Sign-UpsSEBRING The Highlands County YMCAand Eagles Football is doing sign-ups for Youth Flag Football ages 514. Lifeguard Certification Class sign-ups 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 greens fee, cart, lunch and prizes. In addition to the action, there will b e 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.SFCC Fun CampsAVON PARK SFCC Athleticsw ill host a Two Day Fun Sport Selection cam p on Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10 f or girls and boys aged 6-16. Each day the camp runs from 9 a.m. -3 p.m., with campers choosing their ow n sport, whether Beach Volleyba ll, Basketball, Baseball, Softball or Soccer During the morning portion each da y, campers will stretch, do plyometric s, agility drills, work on strength and flex ibility, learn arm and body care and g et introduced to the Fitness Center. Lunch is then provided with t he campers then delving into the sport th ey chose and wrapping it up with activiti es in the SFCC pool. Registration and check-in from 8:1 58:55 a.m., and pre-registration is not ne cessary as walk-ups are accepted. The rate for one day is $50 and $95 f or both days. The camp will be aministered by SFC C head and assistant coaches, with he lp from SFCC student-athletes. For questions or more information, co ntact Camp Director and SFCC Athlet ic Director Rick Hitt at 784-7036. FIRST ROUND (x-if necessary)EASTERN CONFERENCEChicago 3, Indiana 1 Chicago 104, Indiana 99 Chicago 96, Indiana 90 Chicago 88, Indiana 84 Indiana 89, Chicago 84 Tuesday: Indiana at Chicago, late x-Thursday, April 28: Chicago at Indiana, TBD x-Saturday, April 30: Indiana at Chicago, TBD Miami 3, Philadelphia 1 Miami 97, Philadelphia 89 Miami 94, Philadelphia 73 Miami 100, Philadelphia 94 Sunday: Philadelphia 86, Miami 82 Wednesday: Philadelphia at Miami, TBD x-Friday, April 29: Miami at Philadelphia, TBD x-Sunday, May 1: Philadelphia at Miami, TBD Boston 4, New York 0 Boston 87, New York 85 Boston 96, New York 93 Friday: Boston 113, New York 96 Sunday: Boston 101, New York 89 Atlanta 3, Orlando 1 Atlanta 103, Orlando 93 Orlando 88, Atlanta 82 Atlanta 88, Orlando 84 Sunday: Atlanta 88, Orlando 85 x-Tuesday, April 26: Atlanta at Orlando, TBD x-Thursday, April 28: Orlando at Atlanta, TBD x-Saturday, April 30: Atlanta at Orlando, TBDWESTERN CONFERENCEMemphis 3, San Antonio 1 Memphis 101, San Antonio 98 San Antonio 93, Memphis 87 Memphis 91, San Antonio 88 Monday: Memphis 104, San Antonio 86 Wednesday: Memphis at San Antonio, TBD x-Friday, April 29: San Antonio at Memphis, TBD x-Sunday, May 1: Memphis at San Antonio, TBD L.A. Lakers 2, New Orleans 2 New Orleans 109, L.A. Lakers 100 L.A. Lakers 87, New Orleans 78 L.A. Lakers 100, New Orleans 86 Sunday: New Orleans 93, L.A. Lakers 88 Tuesday: New Orleans at L.A., late Thursday: L.A. at New Orleans, TBD x-Saturday, April 30: New Orleans at L.A., TBD Dallas 3, Portland 2 Dallas 89, Portland 81 Dallas 101, Portland 89 Portland 97, Dallas 92 Saturday: Portland 84, Dallas 82 Monday: Dallas 93, Portland 82 x-Thursday: Dallas at Portland, TBD x-Saturday, April 30: Portland at Dallas, TBD Oklahoma City 3, Denver 1 Oklahoma City 107, Denver 103 Oklahoma City 106, Denver 89 Saturday: Oklahoma City 97, Denver 94 Monday: Denver 104, Oklahoma City 101 x-Wednesday, April 27: Denver at Oklahoma City, TBD x-Friday, April 29: Oklahoma City at Denver, TBD x-Sunday, May 1: Denver at Oklahoma City, TBD FIRST ROUND (x-if necessary)EASTERN CONFERENCEWashington 4, New York Rangers 1 Washington 2, Rangers 1, OT Washington 2, Rangers 0 N.Y. Rangers 3, Washington 2 Washington 4, N.Y. Rangers 3, 2OT Saturday: Washington 3, N.Y. Rangers 1 Buffalo 3, Philadelphia 3 Buffalo 1, Philadelphia 0 Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 4 Philadelphia 4, Buffalo 2. Buffalo 1, Philadelphia 0 Buffalo 4, Philadelphia 3, OT Sunday: Philadelphia 5, Buffalo 4, OT Tuesday: Buffalo at Philadelphia, late Boston 3, Montreal 2 Montreal 2, Boston 0 Montreal 3, Boston 1 Boston 4, Montreal 2 Boston 5, Montreal 4, OT Saturday: Boston 2, Montreal 1, 2OT Tuesday: Boston at Montreal, late x-Wednesday, April 27: Montreal at Boston TBD Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 3 Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 0 Tampa Bay 5, Pittsburgh 1 Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 2 Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 2, 2OT Saturday: Tampa Bay 8, Pittsburgh 2 Monday: Tampa Bay 4, Pittsburgh 2 x-Wednesday, April 27: Tampa Bay at Pittsburgh, TBDWESTERN CONFERENCEVancouver 3, Chicago 3 Vancouver 2, Chicago 0 Vancouver 4, Chicago 3 Vancouver 3, Chicago 2 Chicago 7, Vancouver 2 Chicago 5, Vancouver 0 Sunday: Chicago 4, Vancouver 3, OT Tuesday: Chicago at Vancouver, late San Jose 4, Los Angeles 2 San Jose 3, L.A. 2, OT Los Angeles 4, San Jose 0 San Jose 6, Los Angeles 5, OT San Jose 6, Los Angeles 3 Saturday: Los Angeles 3, San Jose 1 Monday: San Jose 4, Los Angeles 3, OT Detroit 4, Phoenix 0 Detroit 4, Phoenix 2 Detroit 4, Phoenix 3 Detroit 4, Phoenix 2 Detroit 6, Phoenix 3 Nashville 4, Anaheim 2 Nashville 4, Anaheim 1 Anaheim 5, Nashville 3 Nashville 4, Anaheim 3 Anaheim 6, Nashville 3 Nashville 4, Anaheim 3, OT Sunday: Nashville 4, Anaheim 2AMERICANLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB New York127.632 Tampa Bay1111.500212Boston 1011.4763 Toronto1012.455312Baltimore812.400412Central Division WLPctGB Cleveland138.619 Detroit1210.545112Kansas City1210.545112Minnesota912.4294 Chicago914.3915 West Division WLPctGB Texas148.636 Los Angeles1310.565112Oakland1112.478312Seattle 815.348612___ Sundays Games Detroit 3, Chicago White Sox 0 Tampa Bay 2, Toronto 0 N.Y. Yankees 6, Baltimore 3, 11 innings Minnesota 4, Cleveland 3 Texas 8, Kansas City 7 Boston 7, L.A. Angels 0 Oakland 5, Seattle 2 Mondays Games Chicago White Sox 2, N.Y. Yankees 0 Toronto 6, Texas 4 L.A. Angels 5, Oakland 0 Tuesdays Games Boston at Baltimore, late Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Yankees, late Kansas City at Cleveland, late Seattle at Detroit, late Toronto at Texas, late Tampa Bay at Minnesota, late Oakland at L.A. Angels, late Wednesdays Games Boston at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Kansas City at Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Oakland at L.A. Angels, 7:05 p.m. Seattle at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Toronto at Texas, 8:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Philadelphia157.682 Florida147.66712Washington1011.476412Atlanta 1113.4585 New York913.4096 Central Division WLPctGB St. Louis1210.545 Cincinnati1211.52212Milwaukee1111.5001 Chicago1012.4552 Pittsburgh1012.4552 Houston814.3644 West Division WLPctGB Colorado157.682 Los Angeles1212.5004 San Francisco1011.476412Arizona 912.429512San Diego914.391612___ Sundays Games N.Y. Mets 8, Arizona 4 Florida 6, Colorado 3 Washington 6, Pittsburgh 3 Milwaukee 4, Houston 1 L.A. Dodgers 7, Chicago Cubs 3 Atlanta 9, San Francisco 6, 10 innings Philadelphia 3, San Diego 1 St. Louis 3, Cincinnati 0 Mondays Games Pittsburgh 4, Washington 2 Florida 5, L.A. Dodgers 4 Colorado 5, Chicago Cubs 3 Cincinnati 9, Milwaukee 5 Arizona 4, Philadelphia 0 San Diego 5, Atlanta 3, 13 innings Tuesdays Games N.Y. Mets at Washington, late San Francisco at Pittsburgh, late L.A. Dodgers at Florida, late Colorado at Chicago Cubs, late St. Louis at Houston, late Cincinnati at Milwaukee, late Philadelphia at Arizona, late Atlanta at San Diego, late Wednesdays Games L.A. Dodgers at Florida, 12:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Milwaukee, 1:10 p.m. Colorado at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Atlanta at San Diego, 3:35 p.m. Philadelphia at Arizona, 3:40 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Washington, 7:05 p.m. San Francisco at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. St. Louis at Houston, 8:05 p.m.BASEBALLCOMMISSIONERS OFFICENamed J. Thomas Schieffer monitor for the Los Angeles Dodgers. American League OAKLAND ATHLETICSActivated RHP Michael Wuertz from the 15-day DL. Optioned LHP Bobby Cramer to Sacramento (PCL). National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKSSelected the contract of INF Josh Wilson from Reno (PCL). Placed INF Willie Bloomquist on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 22. LOS ANGELES DODGERSActivated C Dioner Navarro from the 15-day DL. Optioned C A.J. Ellis to Albuquerque (PCL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIESPlaced RHP Jose Contreras on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 22. Selected the contract of RHP Michael Stutes from Lehigh Valley (IL). Promoted RHP Chance Chapman from Reading (EL) to Lehigh Valley and RHP Jordan Ellis from Clearwater (FSL) to Reading. SAN DIEGO PADRESRecalled RHP Evan Scribner from Tucson (PCL). Optioned LHP Wade LeBlanc to Tucson. American Association FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKSSigned INF Brian Ruggiano. GRAND PRAIRIE AIRHOGSReleased RHP Ryne Tacker. SIOUX CITY EXPLORERSAcquired RHP Kyle Wright from Rockford (Frontier) for cash and player to be named. WICHITA WINGNUTSSigned OF Jorge Cortes and RHP John Holdzkom. Can-Am League BROCKTON ROXSigned OF Palmer Karr. PITTSFIELD COLONIALSSigned INF Jerod Edmondson and C Scott Knazek. QUEBEC CAPITALESSigned RHP Anthony Sullivan and INF Seth Henry. Frontier League EVANSVILLE OTTERSSigned 3B P.J. Sequeira. Released SS Marcel Champagnie. FLORENCE FREEDOMAcquired RHP Joe Tarallo from Gary SouthShore (AA) for a player to be named. Signed 1B Mark Samuelson. TRAVERSE CITY BEACH BUMSSigned RHP Spencer Shelton. WASHINGTON WILD THINGSSigned RHP Justin Hall and LHP Vidal Nuno. Traded RHP Steve MacFarland to San Angelo (North American) for future considerations. North American League CALGARY VIPERSSigned INF Wilver Perez. EDINBURG ROADRUNNERSSigned 3B-OF Christian Beatty, OF Robert Matlock, RHP Michael Schurz, C Osiel Flores, OF Josh Mathson, RHP Julio Castro, INF Jason Thomas, RHP Blake Parry, RHP Shayn Holbrook, INF Felix Molina, OF Stephen Chicola, RHP Cory Gordeau and RHP Aaron Goudeau. LAKE COUNTY FIELDERSSigned OF Argelis Nunez, RHP Chris Thompson as player/coach, OF Lino Garcia, INF Brad Payne and LHP Jino Gonzales. SAN ANGELO COLTSSigned C Travis Calloway, INF Butch Ballez, LHP Frank James, LHP Logan Williamson, OF Clay Calfee and INF Danny Hernandez. YUMA SCORPIONSSigned RHP Maximinio De La Cruz and RHP Jon Huizenga.COLLEGEMOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCESuspended BYU baseball players Ryan Bernal, Bret Lopez, Brock Luker and Blake Torgerson three games and publicly reprimanded Wes Guenther and BYU baseball coach Vance Law and suspended New Mexico baseball players Luke Campbell, Quay Grant, Cory Maltz, Jonathan Mata and John Michael Twichell three games and publicly reprimanded Mitchell Garver for their involvement in an altercation after their game on April 23. CALIFORNIANamed Lindsay Gottlieb womens basketball coach. FLORIDANamed Matt McCall men's assistant basketball coach. PENN STATENamed Guy Gadowsky mens hockey coach. TEXAS A&M-CORPUS CHRISTINamed Marty Gross mens associate head basketball coach. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Baseball at District Tournament,Avon Park,TBD,if necessary THURSDAY: Baseball at District Tournament,Avon Park,TBD,if necessary Sebring TODAY: Baseball hosts District Tournament,vs.Lake Wales/Ridge winner,7:30 p.m.,if necessary THURSDAY: Baseball hosts District Tournament,Championship Game,7 p.m.,if necessary SFCC TODAY: Baseball at Hillsborough,3 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Baseball hosts District Tournament,TBA THURSDAY: Baseball hosts District Tournament,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 . Oakland at L.A. Angels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 8 8 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NT TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Chicago Cubs at Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . W W G G N NTimes, 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 Ballantines Championship . G G O O L L F F 1 1 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . LPGA Avnet LPGA Classic . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . PGA Zurich Classic of New Orleans . . . G G O O L L F FN N B B A A P P L L A A Y Y O O F F F F S S 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 Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Denver at Oklahoma City . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T TT TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Teams TBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Teams TBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T TN N F F L L T TH H U U R R S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . 2011 NFL Draft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NB B O O W W L L I I N N G G W WE E D D N N E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Womens USBC Queens . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 LIVESPORTSONTV NBA Playoffs Transactions NHL Playoffs Major League Baseball Page 2BNews-Sun Wednesday, April 27, 2011www.newssun.co m NEWS-SUN 385-6155

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 27, 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 Dale Earnhardt Jr. and new crew chief Steve Letarte are obviously working very well together. Eight races do not a season make, but its so far, so good. What would really put doubters to rest, of course, would be an Earnhardt Jr. victory. The winless streak stands at 101. Much was made of Jimmie Johnson going 15 races without a win. Now that he ended that modest streak at Talladega and moved up to second in points all signs of weakness in the champions camp have subsided. Five Sprint Cup drivers competed in Nashvilles Nationwide race. Four of them took the top four positions. Carl Edwards has won 31 Nationwide races. In four of them, Kyle Busch was second and Brad Keselowski was third. Edwards thinks the Nashville trophy, a Gibson electric guitar decorated by Sam Bass, is the coolest in all of racing. Hes won four. No Nationwide-only driver has won a Nationwide race since Justin Allgaier at Bristol on March 20, 2010. In each of the past two seasons, Kyle Busch won the rst Richmond race and Denny Hamlin the latter. Yes, Virginia, Richmond represents yet another opportunity for Hamlin to start digging out of his points hole. He still languishes in 17th place. Did Kyle Busch win the Camping World Truck Series race? Did they have one? Whos hot: Carl Edwards leads the Sprint Cup standings because he has more top-10 nishes (six) than anyone else. ... Dale Earnhardt Jr. has improved from 12th to third in a span of three races. Whos not: Denny Hamlin has gone ve straight races since his lone top-10 nish of the season. ... Another Toyota driver, Brian Vickers, is struggling: 28th in points, ve nishes outside the top 20 in eight tries. Earnhardt Jr. V E R S U SIn the Nationwide Series, its a glorious feud between two fine drivers. So far, Busch has won four times and Edwards twice. In their most recent get-together, at Nashville Superspeedway, Edwards withstood a furious rally by Busch and pulled away in the final laps. NASCAR This Weeks Monte Dutton gives his take: The Sprint Cup Series could use a clearcut, consistent rivalry like this one. And Edwards and Busch are both available.CARL EDWARDS VS. KYLE BUSCHBy Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekThis must be conceded about the men who win races in NASCARs Nationwide Series: Theyre not in it for the points. Carl Edwards, Kyle Busch, Brad Keselowski and Joey Logano not only werent racing for points. They didnt even get any. This year NASCAR required that drivers pick only one series for points. Only driver points were not awarded to the teams that captured the first four positions at Nashville Superspeedway on Saturday. The season is eight races old. A winner hasnt received any points yet. Nashville doesnt have a Sprint Cup race. No track had a Cup race last weekend. As such, this was supposed to be a track where the Nationwideonly drivers had a decent shot. They did. For fifth. All good Clint Bowyer, who was second by inches last week at Talladega, is looking forward to the contrast of next weekends races at .75-mile Richmond International Raceway. I wish we had three or four more tracks just like that, he said. That size just races well. Its very important because the racing this year just seems so competitive, so close, and so hard to just get on a roll. Its very important to keep that momentum going. Eight races into the season, only one driver, Kevin Harvick, has won twice in the Sprint Cup Series. The last time seven drivers won in the first eight races was 2003. No excuses Tony Stewart has slumped recently. When asked about how long the frustration and disappointment would last, he replied, Until you have something good happen. Until you get it done. Until you get it right. Pressed on whether or not he was happy with his teams progress, Stewart said, No. Have we won a race yet? Then we havent got it. Enough is enough A week ago, Dale Earnhardt Jr. was asked what he planned to do on the off weekend (this one) to make his team better. I aint going to work on it, he said. Im going to chill. Short chutes Kasey Kahne underwent knee surgery after Talladegas Aarons 499 to repair a torn meniscus. He also had knee surgery in November 2010. He intends to compete in the upcoming Cup race at Richmond. The Wood Brothers, unable to secure additional sponsorship, are skipping the next three races: Richmond, Darlington and Dover. Trevor Bayne will return to the No. 21 for the Sprint All-Star Race and Coca-Cola 600, both at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May. NtkhdClt Cup drivers dominate ... even at Nashville By Monte DuttonNASCAR This WeekThis stage of Kasey Kahnes career is tumultuous almost by definition. What should be the prime of the 31-year-olds career is a bit muddled, if only for now. Kahne left Richard Petty Motorsports near the end of last season. In 2012, he will join Hendrick Motorsports, replacing Mark Martin. This year, though, Kahne is taking a one-year ride with Team Red Bull as a teammate of Brian Vickers. Whats more, Kahne underwent knee surgery last week to repair a torn meniscus. He is expected to compete this weekend at Richmond International Raceway anyway. Thus far, in the No. 4 Toyota, Kahne has collected three top-10 finishes, though a disastrous Talladega showing relegated him to 18th in the Sprint Cup standings. He was 11th four races ago. Weve been learning some things, said Kahne. The cars are a lot different than what weve had in the past weve been off every week, but we have a great team with Red Bull behind it. Its really nice to drive awesome equipment, nice cars. TRD (Toyota Racing Development) does a good job. The teams came together really well, really quickly, and I think we can run pretty strong throughout this entire season. Its hard to believe this is actually Kahnes eighth season in NASCARs premier series. In 2006, he collected six victories and finished eighth in the final standings. The most recent of Kahnes 11 victories occurred on Sept. 6, 2009, at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Understandably, Kahne prefers not to look ahead to next year, when he will join NASCARs premier team, Hendrick. For now, he wants to concentrate on his present status at Team Red Bull. Its back to kind of how it should be, I think, he said. I think racing should be fun. Its a job, but it should be fun, too. Its nice to see all the little things they do to prepare. I think my car is probably one of the nicest cars in that whole garage over there. Im just happy to be where Im at.What A Strange Trip Its BeenEight seasons in, happy Kahne at Red Bull but not for longJohn Clark/NASCAR This WeekKasey Kahne is an eight-year NASCAR veteran with an interesting career. With 11 Cup wins and a few different stops with a few of NASCARs teams, Kahne is racing with Red Bull this season. Next year, however, hes joining Jeff Gordon and Jimmie Johnson at Hendrick M otorsports. KASEY KAHNE SPRINT CUP SERIESNo. 4 RED BULL TOYOTAAnother Petty donation wayFans of the Kyle Petty Charity Ride Across America have a new way to participate. The public can make a $10 donation by texting RIDE to 27722 from their mobile phones. Funds raised will support the childrens charities the Ride benefits, including Victory Junction Gang Camp for chronically ill children, which was founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty in honor of their late son Adam. Fans may also follow Petty and the riders on several social media sites, including facebook.com/kpcharityride, twitter.com/kpcharityride, and twitter.com/kylepetty. For more information, go to www.kylepettycharityride.com. Edwards Kyle Busch This 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.Gas woes & Kenseth hatin?Dear NASCAR This Week, The fans are shaking their heads in disbelief as the price of gasoline continues to skyrocket. I bet I could buy a good-sized motor home with chump change; if I or so many others could even afford that. Lowering ticket prices and letting fans carry in their own refreshments is a start. But the track owners need to lobby both the Dems and GOP (I dont think theyll be able to reach the TPers) that job growth is critical not only to them, but for the entire country. And putting more and more people back to work will translate into putting more and more people back into race track seats nationwide. Bernie Biernacki Aurora, Ill. Youre right, Bernie. Its all a lot more intertwined than many realize or care to consider. Dear NASCAR This Week, I opened up the paper tonight to your report on the whole back page. To my surprise, there was not a thing about Matt Kenseths win. But, really, I should not be surprised because all you seem to write about is Hendrick drivers. Hendrick seem to own NASCAR. Paper and TV shows that is why I dont watch them anymore. I am getting sick of hearing about Hendrick drivers. There are other teams out there, as well. John Lucht Antigo, Wisc. P.S. I do not even watch the whole race on TV. The announcers drive me nuts with their comments on Hendrick drivers. First of all, thanks for writing. Kenseths victory was covered in the Whats Up Next section of the page you mention. We cant control whether or not each publication runs the entire page, but we assume yours did. During the season, we profile most of the Cup drivers once. In this case, we held off on Kenseth because we expect he will win other races and be a title contender. We havent profiled Jimmie Johnson yet, either. Hamlin 8/Front2/Backstretch8 Banking in turns 1-414Distance:............... 0.750-mile oval Length of frontstretch:. ....1,290 ft. Length of backstretch:. .......860 ft. Miles/Laps:.....300 mi. = 400 laps April 30Sept. 10PIT ROADFINISHSTARTTURN4TURN3TURN2TURN1RICHMOND DATA RICHMOND DATA R a c e :Crown Royal Presents the Matthew & Daniel Hansen 400 Where: Richmond (Va.) International Raceway (.75 mi.), 400 laps/300 miles. When: Saturday, April 30. Last years winner: Kyle Busch, Toyota. Qualifying record: Brian Vickers, Chevy, 129.983 mph, May 14, 2004. Race record: Dale Jarrett, Ford, 109.047 mph, Sept. 6, 1997. Last week: Jimmie Johnson defeated Clint Bowyer by .002 of a second at Talladega. Chevy drivers took the top five positions, and the top eight drivers crossed the finish line .07 of a second apart in a race that saw the lead swap hands 88 times. Race: Bubba Burger 250 Where: Richmond (Va.) International Raceway (.75 mi.), 250 laps/187.5 miles. When: Friday, April 29. Last years winner: Brad Keselowski, Dodge. Qualifying record: Kyle Busch, Chevy, 129.348 mph, May 14, 2004. Race record: Dale Jarrett, Ford, 104.928 mph, Sept. 8, 1995. Last week: Carl Edwards, in a Ford, picked up his second victory of the season, outdueling Kyle Buschs Toyota at Nashville Superspeedway. It was career victory No. 31 for Edwards. Cup drivers took the first four positions. Race: Lucas Oil 200 Where: Dover (Del.) International Speedway (1.0 mi.), 200 laps/ miles. When: Friday, May 13. Last years winner: Aric Almirola, Toyota. Qualifying record: David Starr, Chevy, 157.577 mph, June 2, 2005. Race record: Mark Martin, Ford, 120.200 mph, June 2, 2006. Last week: Kyle Busch, in a Toyota, claimed yet another victory at Nashville, his second of the season and 26th in the series. Busch skipped the race at Darlington, which was won by Kasey Kahne, driving Buschs No. 18.SPRINT CUP NATIONWIDE CAMPING WORLD TRUCK All times EasternSprint CupCrown Royal Presents the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400, 7:30 p.m., SaturdayNationwide SeriesBubba Burger 250, 7:30 p.m., FridayTruck SeriesLucas Oil 200, 8:30 p.m., May 13 AlltimesEaster n 2011 STANDINGSSprint Cup Pts.1. Carl Edwards 295 2. Jimmie Johnson 5 3. Dale Earnhardt Jr. 19 4. Kevin Harvick 27 5. Kurt Busch 28 6. Kyle Busch 38 7. Ryan Newman 42 8. Matt Kenseth 43 9. Juan Montoya 49 10. Clint Bowyer 50 11. Paul Menard 53 12. Tony Stewart 55Nationwide Series1. Jason Allgaier 264 Ricky Stenhouse Jr. 3. Jason Leffler 2 4. Reed Sorenson 4 Trevor Bayne -4 6. Elliot Sadler 5 7. Aric Almirola 7 8. Brian Scott 36 9. Kenny Wallace 48 10. Michael Annett 80Camping World Truck Series1. Johnny Sauter 187 2. Timothy Peters -3 3. Matt Crafton 4 4. Ron Hornaday Jr. 5 5. Cole Whitt 12 6. Austin Dillon 24 7. Todd Bodine 39 8. Clay Rogers 43 9. Max Papis 45 10. Parker Kligerman 51

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Special to the News-SunThe summer season for p ublic swimming is just a bout upon us as the Sebring H igh School pool opens to t he public Sunday, May 1. Pool hours for open swim w ill be 6-7:30 p.m. Monday t hrough Friday and 1-3 p.m. S aturdays and Sundays a dditional hours will be a dded once school is out. Cost is $2 per swimmer w ith big savings for frequent s wimmers. Afamily pass can be b ought for $50 for the first s wimmer and $15 for each a dditional family member. Swimming lessons will also b e available with four separ ate sessions throughout the s ummer for eight differents l evels of instruction, ranging f rom Adult Beginner, Parent a nd Tot, Fundamentals, I ntroduction to Water Skills, P re-School Aquatics, F undamental Aquatic Skills, Stroke Development, Improvment and Refinement, Personal Water Safety and Diving Fundamentals and Fitness. Session I runs from June 13-24, session II from June 27-July 8, session III from July 11-22 and session IV from July 25-August 5. Registrations will be Wednesday, May 17 from 56:30 p.m., Saturday, May 28 from 9-10:30 a.m. and Monday May 23 from 9 a.m.2 p.m. in the front office at Sebring High School. Water aerobics return as well, with certified instructor Ricki Albritton, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:307:30 p.m. Cost is just $2 per workout, or just $1 if you have the Summer Swim Pass the first class is Thursday, May 5. For more information, please call 471-5500, ext. 229, and leave a message for Ms. Pat. Page 4BNews-SunWednesday, April 27, 2011www.newssun.com Sebring Summer Swimming LAKE PLACID Green Dragon Basketball will be holding itsannual summer camp from June 13-17 at the Lake Placid High School Gymnasium for boys and girls in grades 2-8. Camp will run each day from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., with the final day ending at Noon. Cost of the camp is $65 and all campers will receive a Dragon Basketball camp Tshirt. Campers can bring lun ch or purchase lunch items at camp concessions each day Drinks and other snac ks will be available at a reaso nable cost. Half-day options are al so available. Call or text Linda Vel ey for details and other inform ation at 441-0299, or ema il veley131@comcast.net. Dragon Summer Hoops Camp This summer the South Florida Community College volle yball program has more camps to offer than ever before. Listed below you will see opportunities for sand and indo or camps. If there is a camp date that you could attend but the a ge group is different than yours please call and special arrang ements could be made. Individual private sessions for indoor and sand are ava ilable year-round. Call/Email to schedule today! June 2011 Sand: 13th-16th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 8:30-10:3 0 a.m. (Grades 9-12) $60 Indoor: 13th16th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 11:30-1:3 0 p.m. (Grades 5-12) $60 Attend Both Sand and Indoor camps June 13-16th: $100 July 2011 Sand: 11th -14th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 8:30 -10:3 0 a.m. (Grades 9-12) $60 Indoor: 11th-14th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 11:30-1:3 0 p.m. (Grades 5-12) $60 Attend Both Sand and Indoor camps July 11-14: $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.craw ford@southflorida.edu cell: 863-835-2377, or Office: 86 3784-7037. Panther Volleyball Camps a nd Harrison followed with a single to score one and the l ead was cut again to 7-5. But the Dragons then b lew it open in the bottom o f the frame with six runs o n five hits and four P anther errors. Brody Carr drew a walk t o start it, stole second and m oved to third when the t hrow on the steal sailed i nto center. One out later, Delaney d rove Carr in with a single a nd another out later, W eaver reached on a bunt s ingle. AWeber-Callahan smash w ent right through the w ickets of the Mulberry t hird baseman for an error t hat brought Delaney home, a nd when the left fielder f umbled it as well, Weaver w ent to third and WeberC allahan to second. Townsend followed with a two-run double to rightc enter and Cloninger then d oubled deep to right for a nother score. Apick-off attempt by the c atcher to try to nab C loninger at second, during M illers at bat, went wild e nough to bring Cloninger a ll the way around and the l ead was back to a more c omfortable 13-5. Weve wanted to get ( Tyler Carr) on the mound m ore than we have, C oomes said. But we saw t his as an opportunity to get h im out there and have a f ew days to rest his arm and be back at short. And we just kept pounding it and look what happened, he continued. We kept swinging and sure enough, boom, there go the bats and guys are hitting them everywhere. Delaney came on to close things up in the seventh and sandwiched hitting Jacob Morrissey with a pitch with two strike outs. But Brandon Rose lifted a high pop down the leftfield line that had both third baseman Kyle Barber and Carr, now at shortstop, tracking it. Despite a sliding, overthe-shoulder attempt by Barber, the ball dropped in safely, fair by inches. With two outs, a hustling Morrissey was running all the way and came in to score. But Delaney struck out the next batter to end it and move the Dragons into the tournament semifinal game at 8 p.m. Thursday. There, they will face the winner of Tuesdays late game between Avon Park and Tenoroc. It doesnt matter which team it is, Coomes said. Whoever it is, we still have to come to play. Continued from 1B LP to face Devils, Titans Thursday News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Taylor Townsend blasted a two-run double to right in Lake Placids six-run sixth inning to put Mondays win away. 34:35, Terri Womack 34:51, Mary Jo Sullivan 35:05, Deborah Summers 35:10, Angie Garay 37:04, Sydney Esquibel 39:16, Jennifer Lipowski 39:25, Erik Lipowski 39:26, Amond Williams 41:24, Bud Cox 41:24, Ginny Cox 43:10, Lois Tejada 43:45, Alyssa Loper 46:16, Terry Barone 46:28, Louis Albrecht 46:29, Nancy Miesse 47:10, Jayme Duris 47:38, Martha Lewis 54:50, Jeni Byrd 54:51, Sharon Culverhouse 54:52, Linda McGhee 55:11. Continued from 1B 5K race results t ion. Its just a real good fami ly environment there, H ornick said. The players a ll have dinner at the coache s house three or four times a week and that says somet hing. The coach, Dave Haney, is also a swing coach and can really help me a lot. Its the programs second year, so its exciting to go in and be part of building the program. At South Georgia, Hornick will go into the Allied Health program, where hes leaning toward studying to become a radiology technician. Hes worked very hard for this, with golf and especially academically, mother Shannon said. It will be hard, him moving out, hes the baby of the family, but were real proud of him. Inspired by football players to get a scholarship in golf, Hornicks story can now serve to inspire others in any variety of sports and activities, that the opportunities are there if you dare to dream. Continued from 1B Hornick headed to South Georgia C onners penalty shot that c ould have tied it. Its a seven-game series. T heyre a good team, P enguins forward James N eal said. Weve played t hem hard all series long. It c omes down to one now. L ay it out on the line ... do w hat we can, and come out w ith the win. Pulled after yielding four g oals on 14 shots in Game 5 Fleury couldnt protect a n early lead and struggled again when Pittsburgh looked as if it had regained momentum. The Penguins goalie was spectacular in Game 1, delivering an acrobatic 32save performance that produced his fifth career postseason shutout. Hes been shaky in the Penguinsthree losses and allowed the Lightning to rally from twogoal deficits in two games Pittsburgh went on to win. Still, Fleury expects the Penguins to regroup and win Game 7. We know we can play, Fleury said. Im still positive and think we can do it. Penguins coach Dan Bylsma also expects his team to benefit from having more playoff experience than Tampa Bay, which features nine players who are appearing in their first NHL postseason series. I think there is something to be drawn from the emotion and experience of playing Game 7. Do or die for both teams, Bylsma said. I think well lean on some of those experiences, but we also have to play the game, Bylsma added. We have to go out and play the game and not just talk about what weve learned in the past. Its a different team. Its a different year. Well have to be ready and refocused to play that game. Continued from 1B Tampa Bay ties series with Penguins Associated PressThe New York Times is reporting many Division I schools are distorting their athletic participation numbers so they can remain compliant with Title IX. The newspaper analyzed public records from than 20 colleges and universities and federal participation statistics from all 345 institutions at the NCAAs highest level. It found some schools we re padding the rosters of womens teams with unqua lified players, or counting at hletes who no longer want ed to compete. The New York Times al so reported Tuesday th at schools counted male pra ctice players as women an d trimmed the rosters of men s teams. Schools distort to meet Title IX

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www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 27, 2011Page 5B T he Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local c lubs and organizations who m eet on a regular basis. It is t he responsibility of the group t o update the News-Sunon a ny changes in this listing by c alling 385-6155, ext. 516; s end any changes by e-mail to e ditor@newssun.com;or mail t hem to News-SunCommunity C alendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, S ebring, FL33870. T ODAY 50 Plus Singles C onnection is an activities c lub for all persons over 50. M embers gather for dinner at v arious local restaurants and h ave other activities. The g roup meets at Beef OBradys o n the last Wednesday of each m onth at 6 p.m. For informat ion call 452-1669. Adult Children of A lcoholics and D ysfunctional Families. New L ife Group meets W ednesdays at 11:30 a.m. at G race Bible Church, 4453 T hunderbird Road, Sebring. F or details, call 446-0461. For d etails on the organization, go t o www.adultchildren.org. American Legion Post 25 L ake Placid has lounge hours f rom 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers s erved from 5-7 p.m.Live m usic is from 5-8 p.m. For d etails, 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. Avon Park Noon Rotary C lub meets noon, Rotary Club b uilding, corner of Verona A venue and Pine Street, Avon P ark. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Qi-GONG R elaxation classes every W ednesday from 2:45-3 p.m. A ll classes and support groups a re at 4023 Sun N Lake Blvd., S ebring. Call 386-5687. Balance Transitions ( Support Group For People S uffering From Mental I llness) m eets every Wednesday at 1 p .m. at 4023 Sun N Lake B lvd., Sebring. Call 386-5687. BALANCE, Lives in T ransition, Inc. Family and C aregiver Support Group m eets the fourth Monday of t he month at the Sebring D aybreak Office from 7-8:30 p .m. Bridge Club of Sebring ( American Contract Bridge C lub)plays duplicate games at 1 2:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. For details, call 3 85-8118. The Bridgettes meet at 1 2:15 p.m. at Sebring R ecreation Center to play b ridge. For details, call Sandra Y ates at 655-5815. Christian Fellowship G roup meets 7 p.m. For d etails, call 381-9005 or 3819 007. 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. t he second and fourth W ednesday at the club, 12921 U .S. 98, Sebring. For details c all 655-4007.Heartland Horses & H andicapped Inc. is offering p ony rides every Monday and W ednesday from 4:30-6:30 p .m., weather permitting. $5 d onation per child. Call 4520 006 for more information. All p roceeds raised support our f ree equine assisted riding prog ram for adults and children w ith special needs, which r esumes in September. Highlands County N arcotics Anonymous meets a t 8 p.m. at the Lakeside h ouse, 1513 S. Highlands A ve., AvonPark. For details, c all the 24-hour hotline 1-8008 50-7347 or (941) 616-0460. 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 8:30-10:30 a.m. for coffee and doughnuts and socializing for members and any interested person. Members meet at 6:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday for a business meeting and dinner. Make dinner reservations by calling 382-2208. Kiwanis Club of Sebring meets every Wednesday at noon at Homer's Restaurant. Call Grace Plants 273-1421 for more information. 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. Spaghetti dinner on the fourth Wednesday of each month. For details, call 4652661. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at night. Open to members and qualified guests only. 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. For details, call 655-4505. 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 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. For details, call 471-3557. Sebring Kiwanis Club 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 4:30-7:30 p.m. For details, 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 3814410. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL487 meets at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive, Sebring. For details, call 3827716 or 314-9485. 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 6995444. 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. For details, call 3858902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 and Auxiliary travel to Royal Care Nursing Home in Avon Park the last Wednesday. Young Artists String Orchestra (YASO) rehearses each Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. at Lake Placid Church of the Nazarene (512 W. Interlake). We are looking for violin, viola, cello, and string bass players to be a part of this orchestra. For information, call Diane Osborne, conductor, at 6594541 or (503) 709-1440.THURSDAY Alzheimers Association Support Group meets from 12 p.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sebring Christian Church on Hammock Road. For details, 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. For details, 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 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. For details, call 655-3274. 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. For details, call 385-8118. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Fraternal Order of Eagles 4240 Aerie Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details call 655-4007. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers beginning dance lessons for new and returning dancers from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, and classes for last years dancers from 2-4 p.m. at Reflections On Silver Lake in Avon Park. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him atsamdunn@samdunn.net.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church on Lakeview Drive in Sebring. For details, call the 24-hour hotline 1-800850-7347 or (941) 616-0460. Highlands Lake Volunteer Fire and Rescue meets 7 p.m. at fire department, 2840 Highlands Blvd., Avon Park, second and fourth Thursday. 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. For details, call 465-4345. 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. For details, call 4652661. 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. Master Gardeners of Highlands County meets 9 a.m. every fourth Thursday at the Highlands County AgriCivic Center, Sebring. 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). For details, 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 weighins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. For details, 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. For details, call (863) 773-5714. Pine Ridge Promenaders will be dancing from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Sunshine RV Park recreation hall located 1,000 yards east of U.S. 27 on State Road 70. For more details, call Dan or Nell Sherman at 4652481 or 243-9676. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 6-9 p.m. at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details, call 4654888. 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, 4022296. Sebring Breakfast Lions Club meets 7 a.m. at Dots Restaurant in Sebring Square. Sebring Country Estates Civic Association hosts Ladies Cards at 12:30 p.m. every Thursday. Business meeting every second Thursday at 7 p.m. Carry-in dinner every fourth Thursday at 6 p.m. Membership is $10 per person. Located at 3240 Grand Prix Drive. For all residents of Sebring Country Estates and Grand Prix Heights subdivision. Public rentals available for special events. Call 385-9109. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves hamburgers and french fries from 5-7 p.m. Music is from 6-9 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Lodge 249 F&AM hold their meetings, starting with 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. (corner of Sebring Parkway and Home Ave.) For more information, call Mike Byers, Secretary, at 453-0594 or Don Cains, Worshipful Master, at 471-2078. You may also visit our web site at http://www.sebringlodge249fan dam.us. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 has enrollment at 8 p.m. at the lodge, 11675 U.S. 98 East, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. Sebring Rhythm Cloggers dance at 6:30 p.m. at Highlands Hammock State Park Recreation Room in Sebring. If interested, call 3823735 or 382-6973. Sebring Sunrise Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Sebring Elks Lodge, corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Southeast Lakeview Drive. Sweet Adelines Show Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday in the AvonPark Rotary Club, 20 S. Verona Ave. For details, call Jeanne Parzygnat at 699-0743; Bette Killeen at 446-3106 or Anita Helbig at 452-1927. Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at Venus United Methodist Church, 962 County Road 731, Venus. Weigh in is from 5-5:30 p.m. Meeting is from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 4659165 for details. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves hamburgers from 12-1:30 and plays bingo at 1:30 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For more details call 3858902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 bar bingo is at 1 p.m. every Thursday.FRIDAY Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 314-0891. American Legion Post 25 hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Cost is $6. Shrimp also is available for same price. Open to the public. Tickets in the lounge on Friday night. Lounge hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 has karaoke from 7 p.m. until final call at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Post open at noon. Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. For details, call 4711448. AvonPark Breakfast Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Rotary Club building. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. Better Breathers Club Support Group This American Lung Association affiliated group meets the last Friday of each month, at 12:00 pm in Conference Room 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun n Lake Blvd. Contact Mike Napper, RRTat (863)402-3450 for more information. Buttonwood Bay Squares meets first and third Friday in recreation hall, Sebring. Early rounds are from 7-7:30 p.m., alternate mainstream/plus /rounds are from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. For details, callLarry Gow at 382-6995. Grand Prix Cloggers Beginner classes are at 9 a.m., EZ Intermediate classe s are at 10 a.m., and Intermediate classes are at 11 a.m. every Friday at Reflectio n on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Ca ll Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers a class in Lake Placid at the Sunshine RV Resort from 9-1 1 a.m. Friday. For more informa tion, call Sam Dunn at 3826792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net. Highlands Social Dance Club hosts ballroom dancing every Friday, October through March from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway. Dance the night away to the music of the areas Big Bands. All club dances are open to the public Appropriate dress required. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Ca ll 385-6671. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours begin ning at 1 p.m. There is a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8.5 0 per person. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves wings, fish and burgers at 6 p.m. Music provided from 7-1 1 p.m. Pool tournament is at 8 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m Lodge phone number 4520579. MOMs Club meets at 10:3 0 a.m. first Friday at the First United Methodist Church on Pine Street in Sebring. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information o n other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Fridays. For details or info on lessons, cal l 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves chicken or fish basket s from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 donation. Blind darts is played at 7 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 serving buffet dinner at 5-7 p.m. Elks and guests invited. Dance music in ballroom at 7 p.m. Dinner and dance is $10 donation. For reservations, ca ll 385-8647 or 471-3557. Loung e is open from 3-10 p.m. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. an d table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave. For details call 385-2966 or leave a nam e, number and message. Teamster Retirees meet a t the First Assembly of God, 48 5 W. Haines Blvd., Lake Alfred at 11 a.m. on the last Friday of the month (except June, July and August). For details, call Paul Thomas at 471-9684. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Roa d 621 E., Lake Placid. Texas Hold em lessons, 2 p.m. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves pizza from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For COMMUNITYCALENDAR GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE

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Page 6BNews-SunWednesday, April 27, 2011www.newssun.com By PETER SVENSSON APTechnology WriterNEWYORK The succ essor to Nintendos hit Wii c onsole will arrive next year. In disclosing its plans M onday, Nintendo Co. didnt s ay what the new system will d o. The Japanese company p lans to show a playable m odel of the new console at t he Electronic Entertainment E xpo, which runs June 7-9 in L os Angeles. Nintendo has dominated s ales of video game consoles a nd sold 86 million Wiis since l aunching it in 2006. The Wii c aused a splash with its innov ative motion-sensing cont roller. Sports-style games s uch as baseball and boxing l et players move their arms to s imulate the pitching of a ball o r the throwing of a punch. Nintendo also makes a stepboard accessory, the Wii Fit, that allows players to try dance steps or yoga. The Wii setup has been copied and elaborated on by the other major console makers since then. But the Wii is showing its age. Even when it launched, it was behind the other consoles of the era, Sony Corp.s PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Corp.s Xbox 360, in not offering high definition. The modest hardware of the Wii has also meant that while Sony and Microsoft have been able to update their consoles with new capabilities, the Wii has seen only relatively minor updates, such as addition of the optional Wii Fit and the ability to play Netflix movies. Microsoft launched its Kinect game-control system last fall. Using a 3-D camera, depth sensors and voicerecognition software, it recognizes your face, voice and gestures as you move around and talk, without requiring you to hold a controller or wear a headset. Sony, meanwhile, began selling a Move controller that is essentially a higher-tech version of the Wii remote. Nintendo announced plans for the Wii successor as part of its financial results Monday. Nintendo said its annual earnings dropped for the second straight year as sales declined. Its expecting sales to increase again in the fiscal year that just started, thanks to its new handheld 3DS device, which launched last month. Nintendo says successor to successful Wii console coming in 2012 MCTpho to The Nintendo Wii was introduced in 2006 and made a splash with its motion-sensing controls.

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BoggsAir Force Airman 1st C lass Jeremy W. Boggs g raduated from basic milit ary training at Lackland Air F orce Base, San Antonio, T exas. The airman completed an i ntensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, a nd basic warfare principles a nd skills. Airmen who complete b asic training earn four credi ts toward an associate in a pplied science degree t hrough the Community C ollege of the Air Force. He is the son of Suzanne B oggs and Kent Boggs, both o f Sebring. Boggs graduated in 2010 f rom Sebring High School.EdmonstonArmy Reserve Spec. M ichel A. Edmonston has b een assigned to the First A rmy Division West ( DIVWEST) at Fort Carson, C olorado Springs, Colo. The First Army D IVWEST, under the Forces C ommand, performs training a nd readiness oversight, p ost-mobilization and certific ation of reserve component u nits assigned to their geog raphical area of responsibili ty. Reserve component sold iers are part of an operat ional force that routinely s erve in support of the G lobal War on Terrorism. D IVWESTis a multi-comp onent Army division that u niquely exemplifies the c oncept of One Army, One T eam, integrated (active, N ational Guard, and R eserve) to serve a nation at w ar. Edmonston served in supp ort of Operation Enduring F reedom. The specialist is a military p olice member with nine y ears of military service. He is the son of Gisele R. E dmonston of Sebring. His w ife, Beth, is the daughter of M yra Lasho of Orange City. The specialist graduated in 1987 from Stranahan High School, Fort Lauderdale.SantiagoAir Force Airman Derrick I. Santiago graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. He is the son of Ivan and Dorothy Santiago of Sebring. Santiago graduated in 2010 from Sebring High School. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 27, 2011Page 7B Mr. and Mrs. Haywood O. Taylor are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this month. Haywood and Betty were married on April 27, 1961 at the First United Methodist Church of Sebring. They plan to celebrate the occasion with family. 50th Anniversary CELEBRATIONS Forde-RogersCharlie and Cathy Rogers of Lake Placid are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Leigh Rogers, to James Marshall Forde. Jessica is a 2006 graduate of Lake Placid High School and is currently pursuing a bachelors degree in Sociology at Gadsden State College in Gadsden, Ala. James is the son of Jim and Linda Forde and the late Margaret Forde of New York, N.Y. He is a 2000 graduate of The Good Shepherd School in New York. He is currently employed as a manager fo r Barnes and Noble in Anniston, Ala. The couple will be wed June 25, 2011, in New York. Jessica Rogers and James Forde Engagement CELEBRATIONSGUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes announcements about births,engagements, weddings and anniversaries on Wednesdays. Anniversaries are accepted starting at the 50th and then in five-year incriments. Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Forms are available at the News-Sun. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesdays paper. Submit items to the News-Sunfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail toeditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. Military News Boggs Santiago The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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Special to the News-SunSEBRING Lunch Club Wednesday Rise and Shine speaker and member Linda Riggs, owner of Sebring Signs and Promotions, shared with more than 143 attendees her personal testimony regarding how she changed her mind set and created a positive transformation not only losing a lot of weight, but also how she increased her daily happiness. Riggs shared with everyone she is a business owner, but always wanted to be a motivational speaker and its only after fighting skin cancer on her face and losing a lot of weight that now she knows she has a purpose and was excited to share her personal jouney and challenge others to embrace the kid with-in. Lunch Club Wednesday is a ladies networking club and meet the second Wednesday every month at the Sebring Elks Lodge. The club is for women of all ages, career or career retired. There are no club dues, but eveyone is expected to purchase a lunch ticket for $10. Door prizes and member showcases are also a part of the monthly event. The next luncheon is May 11, with doors opening at 11:30 a.m. New members are welcome. Contact Diana Albritto n at 381-8170, or vis it www.lunchclubwednesday .c om on the Web. Page 8BNews-SunWednesday, April 27, 2011www.newssun.com CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS Courtesy photo Barbara King (from left), co-chair of the Womans Club of Sebring, poses with School Superintendent Wally Cox, president Betty Wickensimer, and Judy McLaughlin, co-chair. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The GFWC W omans Club of Sebring m et on April 11. The E ducation Department was t he host; Barbara King and J udy McLaughlin were the c o-chairs. The 49 members a nd 12 guests were welcomed b y president Betty W ickensimer. The Pledge of A llegiance was led by B arbara King. The group s ang God Bless America, a ccompanied by pianist E lizabeth Shewan. Jerri Dees g ave the chaplains devotion. A delicious catered meal was p rovided by Mae Lees. The speaker was Wally C ox, superintendent of Highlands County Schools. He began his talk by thanking the club for many years of participation in the Reading is Fundamental (RIF) program at Woodlawn Elementary School. Cox informed members of a joint venture between Highlands County Schools and South Florida Community Colleges Career Academy. This program gives students an opportunity to attend the college for both their regular high school academic classes, and a choice of numerous college level technical career courses taught by SFCC instructors. Upon graduation, students will receive a high school diploma and an occupational certificate in the technical field of their study. Membership chair Isabel Zografos initiated and welcomed three new members into the club: Dollie Maleszyk, Cindy Marvin, and Linda Owen-Smith. Members brought disposable diapers for the Safe House endeavor. Phone 385-7268 for membership information. The monthly meetings are held the second Monday of each month, October through May. The building is available for rent; phone 382-1415 for details. Womans Club hears from Cox Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Dr. Norman Stephens, president, and Douglas Andrews, dean for cultural programs at South Florida Community College, spoke on April 21 at Lake Placid Noon Rotary. Stephens spoke about the colleges general mission and its plans to offer a baccalaureate program. Acorresponding name change is contemplated, and suggestions for a new name can be made via SFCCs Web site. Andrews presented slides of the new auditorium facility along with information about upcoming events including Beatles and Eagles tribute shows now in the schedule. More information about both of these is available online. 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 has also been a supporter of the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts. 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. Contact Mary Birge at 465-2700. SFCCs Stephens, Andrews speak at LP Noon Rotary Dr. Norman Stephens Doug Andrews Courtesy pho to Linda Riggs, owner of Sebring Signs and Promotions, spoke to members of Lunch Club Wednesday last week, sharing her story of how she created a positive self transformation. Riggs shares testimony at Luch Club meet Courtesy photo Women of Avon Park Inner Wheel Club during a tour of Childrens Home in Sebring. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The Avon Park Inner Wheel Club had a tour of the local Childrens Home in Sebring on April 15. The tour was led by Carmen Barrone, director; Rebecca Gossard, family support worker; and Gloria Arroyo, youth care worker. The facility houses young girls ages 13-18. The program provides services to empower children and families to lead responsible, productive and meaningful lives. The Avon Park Inner Wheel Club helps the Childrens Home with donations and gift certificates for the girls during the year. Inner Wheel tours Childrens Home Friendly Neighbors ClubSEBRING The Friendly Neighbors Club met at Toby the Clown Foundation on April 19 for their regular meeting. Members present from Balmoral Assisted Living were Audry Hancock, Rose Panzarella, Katie Williams, Amy Korvac and Myrtle Lusk. Donna Leonard, Gertie Lacy and Louise Pick regular members. Minutes of the March meeting were read and approved. Refreshments were served by Audry Hancock. After the business meeting, the members stuffed eight and a half dozen clowns. Finished clowns are given to the local hospitals. The next meeting will be May 17.Hibiscus Garden ClubAVON PARK Hibiscus Garden Club of Avon Park met April 14 in the home of resident Nina Seibold. Members introduced themselves to guest Vernell Cravey. Nominating Committee chairman Betty Camp presented a slate of officers for 2011-12. They are: president, Nina Seibold; first vice president, Nancy Heiring; second vice president, Kim Roscoe; recording secretary, Connie Ewell; corresponding secretary, Pat Kincer; treasurer, Teri Semper; and chaplain appointed, Shirley Foster. Kim Roscoe presented plans to provide table decorations for the Quilting Guild Show in February 2012. The club agreed to participate. Roscoe will chair same. Nancy Heiring announced she can no longer carry on chairing the Mall Christmas decorating. Heiring has invested many years at this and was commended for the dedication and great job done. There will be a search for others to set up and continue this endeavor. If not found, the decorations may be put up for sale in the fall. Seibold announced F.F.G.C. Spring meeting is May 3 in Bartow. Sybil Laye was the lucky winner of a doubled bright red Hybrid amaryllis bulb. Next meeting May 12 with Connie Ewell.LP Historical SocietyLAKE PLACID April 18 the RSVPprogram for seniors held their annual awards luncheon at the beautiful new Grogan Center at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Avon Park. Kris Schmidt, program director, put on a beautiful program with the help of many dedicated people and groups. Adelicious luncheon prepared by the head chef at the Palms of Sebring was enjoyed by several members of the Lake Placid Historical Society as well as more than 200 other honorees and guests, volunteers Floyd and Carolyn Rider, Carol Skrodzki, and both former and current museum directors Jean Parrish and Kay Tarr. Skrodzki won a gift card and Parrish and Tarr were both awarded roses. Tarr had several good photo opportunities at the event but unfortunately her Fuji Semi-Pro camera went missing and has not been recovered. If anyone has any information on the camera notify either the Museum at 465-1771 or Tarr at 699-1376. TOPS FL Club 487SEBRING April 20 Sharon Flaherty, Sandy Powers and Cathie Kowalski were welcomed to the chapter. Nine TOPS and six KOPS gave the pledges. Best Loser was Carolyn Patterson. Yes-Yeses are portion control, keep a diary, water, eat healthy at buffets and make good choices on Easter candy. Bette Gillett has two more weeks to win the Mystery Gift and Sharon Flaherty found another wrapper on the Attendance Box. Leader Judy Phillips presented Alice Bowen with a beautiful pocke t wallet for her work in the chapter. The 25-cent contest had eight wi nners at 25 cents each and Bette Gillett won $1.40 in the 10-cent co ntest. Carolyn Patterson had a good pro gram on Foods to Avoid if You Have Arthritis, Fibromyalgia or Gout. The club meets Wednesdays with weight-in starting at 9 a.m. at Whispering Pines Baptist Church.TOPS FL Club 632SEBRING This club meets every Monday at First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine. New members and any visitors who may be interested in losing weight are welcome. Weigh-in begins at 2:30 p.m. and ends at 3:10 p.m. The meeting begins at 3:30 and lasts approximately one hour. Contact Faye Nutt at 659-1019. This past week several members attended a workshop at Bradenton t o learn more about the duties of their office positions. They were impressed with the information the y received and how very helpful everyone was. Snapshots Special to the News-SunSEBRING Kathy R hea, Lois Johnson and P at Filer were honored w ith the monthly CC C ourage award by Lunch C lub Wednesday in April a nd additionally offered a f lower bouquet from H obby Hill Florist. These three ladies are m embers of Lunch Club W ednesday and are not o nly employed full time w ith Florida Hospital, but t hey are also selling handc rafted soap to raise m oney for their co-worke r, a nurse at Florida H ospital who has been b attling stage 4 colon canc er. Rhea, Johnson and Filer h ave been selling the varie ty of soaps at flea mark ets, garage sales and a v ariety of gift shops. P roceeds going 100 perc ent to their friend and p rices range from $1 to $ 5. Lunch Club Wednesday, a ladies networking club w ill meet again May 11, at t he Sebring Elks Lodge w ith doors opening at 1 1:30 a.m., $10 (includes l unch). Concact Diana A lbritton at 381-8170 or v isit www.lunchclubw ednesday.com. 3 receive Courage award CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS GUIDELINES: The NewsSunpublishes announcements about clubs and organizations on Wednesdays. Photos are accepted and are returned when accompanied by a self-addressed stamped envelope. Forms are available at the News-Sun. The submission deadline is noon Friday to be considered for publication in the following Wednesday.r. Submit items to theNews-Sunfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 3852453; send e-mail toeditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,NewsSun,2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155, ext. 516.

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LAKE PLACID April 18 we had our coed coffee. Our coffee maker was Rod Wilds and our emcee was Donna Vanden Bergh. We look around the room and realize that many of our northerners have already departed and have headed home. We are certainly going to miss them. Donna reminded everyone that we need residents to sign up for the month of May to make the coffee for our coed gathering. George Susco, our park manager, told the residents that they will be able to use the pool as soon as they install a new pump. He reminded everyone that today was Tax Day. He thanked Donna for volunteering to be emcee and wished she and her husband a safe trip back to Canada, as well as the other residents who are heading north. Stephanie Schechter and her sister, Linda, introduced their guest, Ingrid. Helen and Anna Todd are leaving this week. Laura Bailie played the piano and we sang happy birthday to Tommy Clements, Marilyn Cromer and Joe Shannon. We then sang happy anniversary to Lou and Gloria Wackerhauser, who will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on April 22. Carol Noel told the group that Dee Raubs daughter, Darlene Rici, passed away. The sad part is Dees husband, Bill, passed away in December. Another couple our hearts and prayers go out to is Cliff and Betty Beaupre, their 4-year-old grandson, Cooper, passed away following an accident where the fire wood is stored. Others on the sick list are: Ron Coleman, Joe Coter, JoAnn Haut and Don Walls. Please sign your name letting them know you have them in your thoughts and prayers. Carol Noel told the group that the Military Soup and Sandwich will be held on Memorial Day. They are planning to have a picnictype meal. Jim Hogan told the residents that the pancake breakfast will be Saturday, May 7. He is hoping to get a good turnout. He reminded everyone to bring your own place setting. Peggy Sue Teague reminded all the Red Hatters that the second Thursday in May they will be going to the airport restaurant. Doris True read a touching farewell to all and said she always enjoys being in Tropical Harbor and with the Lords guidance she and Henry will return to spen d our winters with usn. April 19 we had 39 ladi es attend the luncheon at t he Chateau Elan Hote l. Hostesses were Pau la Bannister and Doris Tru e. They decorated the tabl es with a colorful wrapped g ift for everone and a love ly spring flower in the midd le of each table. The buff et food was delicious and t he seating arrangement w as great; we were all seated at a round table that accomm odated eight. The room w as decorated completely to t he Ladies of Tropical Harbor Before leaving, we we re told to open our gift boxe s, which contained a miniatu re box of Russell Stov er chocolates, also one luck y lady had a hidden yello w tag on her chair and if s he was the lucky one she wo n the lovely spring flow er center piece. Before leavin g we also had an early vi sit from a tall Easter Bunn y who circulated around t he room wishing evenyone a Happy Easter. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 27, 2011Page 9B TSAGULAGWADESPSALM AOLERATOERODEALLEE ISTILLDOBUTIUSEDTOTOO COINSNUBSRESERVOIR HOMERSSEULLUCIA INAPEDESTRIANSPOCKET TEAMOTIORESTUP FADSKIPITNAANURI ESAUTHROUGHNOTDYING NIMBLEINSNOVAE APOORJUDGEOFANATOMY ALIENIREDEWIER NOITAKETHATBACKSLAP OWNROUXSTREAMOHM DETACHSITONTOP SOTHATSHOWITCOMESOUT TAROTMIDISTERNA SUPERDOMENEEDSUTIL ISINAGLASSJARONMYDESK DANDDELSIEEZINEGOT ERASEDOESTDEPOTANO CROSSWORDSOLUTION FRIENDS& NEIGHBORS Tropical Harbor Estates By Barbara Kelleher Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2 661 delivered Easter baskets to seven H ighlands County families in need. The Lake Placid Elks Lodge members d onate monetarily or give food, sundries, s chool supplies and more toward baskets for f amilies in the Highlands County area. Elks n ot only assure these familiesneeds are f illed during the Easter season, but also duri ng Thanksgiving and Christmas. Elk card players, bingo players and many more Elk groups and individuals get involved to assure that families in need are helped through the holidays. Vicci Grant, chairlady, says that the Lake Placid Elks are ready to help additional Highlands County families. She stated that even some families will contact her and say they are doing better now, and to please help another family in need. LP Elks help needy for Easter CLUBS& ORGANIZATIONS Courtesy photo Lake Placid Elks members John Russo, John Grant and Vicci Grant, past Lady Elks president and chairlady for the needy baskets drive, show some of the baskets delivered to seven families in time for Easter. Courtesy photo Children and parents from all over the Heartland attended Heartland Horses & Handicappeds sixth annual Easter Egg Hunt at their equine facility in Avon Park. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Heartland H orses & Handicapped recentl y held its sixth annual Easter E gg Hunt at their equine facilit y in Avon Park. Children and parents from a ll over the Heartland attended, c oming from as far away as B owling Green and Frostproof, t o see the Easter Bunny and t ake part in all the activities. Participants enjoyed the fabu lous dino-bounce house, court esy of TD Bank, N.A., lots of fun games which were manned by the Sebring and Avon Park Key Clubs, and some great food provided by Ridge Area Arcs Special STARS and the Aktion Club. The pony rides were manned by volunteers from Heartland Horses & Handicapped. Of course, after the egg hunt, the children were treated to lots of treats and goodies, courtesy of Sebring Noon Kiwanis and several anonymous donors. Heartland Horses & Handicapped, Inc., is a 501c3 organization that provides physical interaction, exercise and education through the use of horses to children and adults who are physically, emotionally or developmentally challenged. These services are completely free. To volunteer or obtain additional information, contact Heartland Horses & Handicapped at 452-0006. Easter Bunny visits horse barn Courtesy photo Sebring Elks 1529 recently participated in the annual State Golf Tournament held at Spring Lake Golf Resort. The team of Bob and Jason Topel, Shorty Crocker and Ed Northrip won second place in Flight B. J ason Topel won the Mens Longest Drive on Panther. Courtesy photo Lake Placid Toastmasters Club gave recognition to member June Elam for exceptional achievements in the Toastmasters International Communication Program. She received a certificate as a Competent Communicator. Elam earned this award by giving 10 speeches. Distinguished Toastmaster and leader Mack Payne presented this award. Courtesy photo Sebring Elks 1529 thanked two well deserving women for the many volunteer hours they put in both at the Lodge and in the community. Joan Roth (left) was awarded Outstanding Service Commendation for all that she does within the Lodge, and Evelyn Marple (right) won Distinguished Citizens Award for all the work she does for Highlands County veterans in nursing homes and veterans out of the country in harms way. Sebring Elks golfers Toastmasters honor Elam Elks thank Roth, Marple for hours of sevice

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DearAbby: I recently had a conversation with my marr ied sister that left me s peechless. While making p lans to visit me for a few d ays, she asked if I could hook her up with any g uys. I was shocked. Not o nly was it awkward, it left m e feeling disgusted. If a person is unhappy in h is or her marriage, shouldn t the marriage be ended b efore looking for someone e lse? (By the way, my brothe r-in-law thinks they have a g reat marriage.) Afew days later, my sister i nformed me that her boyfriend had broken t hings off with her. I am d umbfounded. My sister will b e coming to spend some t ime with me soon, and Im s ure this subject is bound to c ome up again. How do I h andle a situation I find so o ffensive? Dumbstruck Down South DearDumbstruck: H andle it by telling your sist er exactly what you have w ritten to me. That should g et the message across succ inctly. DearAbby: Im a 15y ear-old girl with five y ounger siblings. Its tough t o get along with everyone, b ut my 8-year-old sister, Annie, is especially difficult. She doesnt get along with anyone. Annie steals constantly. This has been going on since she could walk. She steals jewelry, makeup, toys, books and money. The only way to get these things back is by searching her room. Our relatives say shell grow out of this, but it happens every day. She destroys and breaks the things she steals including projects and homework. My parents have tried everything taking her things, grounding her, taking away privileges yet Annie doesnt stop. She lies and becomes frantic, and Im worried something is wrong. None of us have ever behaved like her. What should we do? Worried Sister in New Jersey DearWorried Sister : The behavior you have described could be symptoms of a serious emotional disturbance. It wont be corrected until your parents understand whats driving your sister to steal and lie. If Annie hasnt already been evaluated by her pediatrician and a mental health professional, it should be done as soon as possible. Please show this to your parents. DearAbby: I recently agreed to support my neighbor as she participated in a charity walk for breast cancer. Through a mutual friend I found out that my neighbor rode a free bus for a portion of the 13.1mile walk. She has since tried to collect the donation. I have politely declined to pay, due to the circumstances. I feel I am justified since the donation was predicated on her completion of the walk. What do you think? Stickler in Colorado DearStickler: Is it possible that your neighbor rode the bus a portion of the way because she was unable to make it through the 13.1mile walk? For heavens sake, its not as if she would be pocketing the money. Give her the donation in the form of a check made out to the charity. Its for a worthy cause and tax-deductible. DearReaders: Today is Administrative Professionals Day, the day we pause to acknowledge and thank the diligent, caring, hardworking men and women whose efforts make the workplace function smoothly and efficiently for their employers. Orchids to all of you. Speaking as one lucky employer, I know I am truly blessed. Abby Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. For an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more sociable person, order How to Be Popular. Send a business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Afew weeks back, I threw a bash for my husbands birthday and had nearly 50 people in our house. The food was enjoyable, fun and beautifully presented. I had people falling over themselves thinking I had cooked it all from scratch well hardly. I could have done it, but why when I can cheat and have a party with that kind of delicious food? I am going to give you five points on how to cater without the stress, frustration, and hitting your head against the wall. Consider it your cheat sheet.Veg outInstead of buying and spending an hour chopping up vegetables for a simple veggie platter, buy an already prepared veggie tray. Its cheaper, theres no prep and all you have to do is transfer all the veggies to your own serving tray and arrange beautifully, removing all hints of predone.Say cheeseAsimple little cheese platter looks classy and who doesnt love cheese? Just buy a small wheel of cheese (brie is my preference) and cut out a portion and place on your platter. Add an assortment of crackers, some olives, artichoke hearts, and cornichon pickles. Keep in mind that you ought to place anything with juices (olives, artichoke hearts, pickles) in ramekins or little bowls so it doesnt make the crackers soggy. Add cheese knives and little appetizer forks for picking up the condiments and you have a great looking platter without a lot of fuss.Order outRepeat after me: You do not have to make the main entre. It would take hours to prepare if youre hosting for more than 20 people so why do it? For my aforementioned bash, I ordered a few burritos from Chipotle Mexican Grille. Theyre affordable and use organic and local produce and meat without added hormones or antibiotics so Im all about supporting Chipotle. To cut down on how many Id need, I bought half of what I needed and cut the burritos in half, how smart was that?Double dipDips are one thing Ill typically make myself theyre easy, fresher and just plain taste better. The good news is you can mak e them a few days in advance. Just get your dip s made up early, store them in the fridge a few days before and plop them into your pretty serving bowls when youre ready.Beauty is in the eye of the beholderPresentation counts. It doesnt take much to mak e something pretty. Stay organized. When setting u p your tables of food consid er having more than one table if you have a substa ntial party on the horizon. Keep your serving platter s labeled (I use 3-by-5-inch cards labeled so friends ca n help me out when its tim e to put everything out; just get rid of the card after th e tray or platter is filled) so you can keep track of wha t goes where and which foods go together. Flowers and candles are two classic ways to keep up appearances. You can place them almost anywhere and theyll brighte n up your display. Runners, polished stones, acorns whatever you have on hand. Go with whats seasonal and available, get a little creative and see wha t you come up with. See, wasnt that easy? 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. www.newssun.comNews-SunWednesday, April 27, 2011Page 11B DIVERSIONS ENDOFTHELINEBy MATTGINSBERG ACROSS 1 Screen grp.? 4 Solzhenitsyn subject 9 Dives (into) 14 Song accompanied by a harp 19 Huffington Post buyer in 2011 20 Lyric muse 21 Wear down 22 Tree-lined path in une fort 23 I used to do drugs. ___: Mitch Hedberg 27 Invent 28 Ignores 29 Dam result, often 30 Sends one out of the park 33 Alone, in Paris 35 Lady of Lammermoor 36 The car stopped on a dime. Unfortunately, the dime was ___: Anonymous 42 Mexican Valentines greeting 43 Madres hermano 44 Recuperate 46 Kind of diet 49 Never mind 52 Asian flatbread 55 Mystifying Geller 56 Biblical name meaning hairy 58 I dont want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it ___: Woody Allen 63 Like Jack, its said 66 Some doors 67 Exploding stars 68 Whoever named it necking was ___: Groucho Marx 75 Sci-fi film with a hatching egg on its poster 76 Corks place: Abbr. 77 More moist 79 You know what I hate? Indian givers. ___: Emo Philips 86 Affix carelessly, with on 87 Crush, sportswise 88 Whisked mixture 89 Send continuously, as video 92 Physicist Georg 93 Cut off 97 Dinner table command, with up 99 Above 101 I dont mean to sound bitter, cold or cruel, but I am ___: Bill Hicks 109 Fools deck 110 Fashionable s dress 111 Breastbones 112 Saints place 116 Essentials 119 Con Ed, e.g.: Abbr. 120 I have the heart of a small boy. It ___: Stephen King 124 Classic role-playing game, for short 125 Dairy mascot 126 Slate, for one 127 Fooled 128 Out-line? 129 Perform la Shakespeare 130 Place for military supplies 131 Mayo container? DOWN 1 Feature of many a Jet Li film 2 Already? 3 Stanza successor 4 Get fixed? 5 19-Across has a much-used one 6 The Beatles during Beatlemania, e.g. 7 Heaps 8 Totally fail 9 Diving duds 10 J.F.K.s successor 11 Forbidding 12 1960s doo-wop group with an automotive name, with the 13 Escorts to a secondfloor apartment, say 14 First Congolese P.M. Lumumba 15 Czech neighbors 16 Liza Minnelli, for one 17 First pope to be called the Great 18 Love ___ leave 24 Like Inspector Clouseau 25 Superlative prefix 26 Inside look? 31 Roger of Cheers 32 Pierre is there: Abbr. 34 Scottish psychiatrist R. D. 37 Squirt, e.g. 38 grad in e.g. 39 Biblical patriarch righteous in this generation 40 Decorative kit 41 Become a traitor 45 Glutton 46 Wet lowland 47 ___ Minor 48 Wettish 50 Crocus or freesia, botanically 51 Chinese gang 53 Eugene ONeills ___ Christie 54 Palindromic time 57 Battle of the Atlantic vessel 59 Start of a fitness motto 60 Spot 61 Fruit that grows in a cluster 62 Cries of pain 64 Bugs Bunnys girlfriend 65 The Phantom of the Opera 69 Taunt 70 A law ___ itself 71 Venus and others 72 Grand slam, e.g. 73 Whence Venus? 74 When said three times, Of course, obviously! 78 Record stat 79 Sleep precursor 80 Gets charged up? 81 Really liking 82 Quit your crying 83 Its assumed 84 Nile menace, informally 85 Vegas attraction 90 Cashpoints 91 Vintner Claude 94 Doesnt cut 95 Empty pretense 96 Garage opener? 98 F-15, e.g. 100 Ann Landers or Ayn Rand: Abbr. 102 Drove (along) 103 French walled city on the English Channel 104 Something that cant be patented 105 Like stadium seating 106 Daniel of Nicaragua 107 Simultaneity 108 Admonish, as a child 112 Aspect 113 Org. for part-time soldiers 114 Colada fruit 115 Latin 101 verb 117 What you might do after retiring 118 Fabric scrap, say 121 Family girl 122 6 letters 123 Thus far 123456789101112131415161718 19202122 23242526 272829 303132333435 363738394041 42434445 46474849505152535455 56575859606162 6364656667 68697071727374 75767778 7980818283848586 878889909192 93949596979899100 101102103104105106107108 109110111 112113114115116117118119 120121122123 124125126127 128129130131 Solution on page 9B 5 tips on stressfree catering Dinner Diva Leanne Ely Sister looking to hook up needs to wise up Dear Abby Get the paper delivered to you! 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LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Wednesday, April 27, 2011 FAMILYFEATURES I ts one thing to be hungry right now and wonder where to get a quick bite to eat. But its quite another to face hunger every day and not know when or if food will be available for the next meal. T heFaceofHungerFood-insecure households lack consistent access throughout the year to adequate food for active healthy living for all household members. According to the U.S. Department of Agricultures latest annual study measuring food security in the United States, 14.7 percent of households were food insecure in 2009. The Hunger in America 2010 study showed that Feeding America is providing food to 37 million people, including 14 million children each year. That means that one in eight Americans now rely on Feeding Americas network of more than 200 food banks for food and groceries. S tampingOutHunger T he Stamp Out Hunger drive is a nationw ide effort to provide food to local food b anks and pantries. On the second Saturday of May, the n ations 300,000 letter carriers will collect f ood donations left at the mailboxes of gene rous Americans in more than 10,000 local c ommunities and deliver them to regional f ood banks and local hunger relief organizat ions. The timing is important, because m any organizations would otherwise face d epleted food stocks during the summer m onths, which is when demand increases to m eet the needs of children no longer being s erved breakfast and lunch by school prog rams. H owYouCanHelp H elping Stamp Out Hunger is as easy as c hecking your mailbox. Just leave a bag of n on-perishable food where your letter carrier n ormally delivers your mail on Saturday, M ay 14. Your letter carrier will then pick u p and deliver the food to a local food bank. E xamples of non-perishable items include: Canned soupCanned meats and fishCanned vegetables, fruits and juicesBoxed goods (such as cereal)Pasta and rice These items are not expensive and will go a long way toward helping others. For more i nformation about the annual Stamp Out H unger effort in your community, ask your l etter carrier, contact your local post office o r visit www.helpstampouthunger.com. As part of Campbells commitment to m aking a positive impact for its consumers a nd its community, the company is supporti ng Stamp Out Hunger by donating one c an of soup to Feeding America (up to o ne million pounds) for each Facebook fan ( Like) that joins the fight against hunger at w ww.facebook.com/StampOutHunger.French Onion BurgersPrep: 5 minutes / Cook: 20 minutes Serves: 4 1 pound ground beef 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbells Condensed French Onion Soup 4 slices cheese 4 Pepperidge Farm Classic Sandwich Buns with Sesame Seeds, split Shape beef into 4 (1/2-inch-thick) burgers. Heat 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat. Add burgers and cook until well browned on both sides. Remove burgers from skillet. Pour off any fat. Stir soup into skillet and heat to a boil. Return burgers to skillet. Reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 5 minutes or until burgers are cooked through. Top burgers with cheese and cook until cheese is melted. Serve burgers on buns with soup mixture for dipping. Serving Suggestion: Serve with romaine salad tossed with fresh basil and Italian salad dressing. For dessert, serve orange slices.Help fight hunger and feed yourfamily all on a budget Great Budget MealsWhile not everyone is food insecure, many are looking for ways to stretch their grocery budgets. These recipes let you create a delicious dinner for four and they cost less than $10. Find more budgetfriendly recipes at www.campbellskitchen.com. BudgetCookingTipsHere are some creative ways to cook a good meal, save money and get the whole family involved.Double dinners: If you have time on the weekend, prepare a double batch of the familys favorite dinner with your kids. Its a great way for them to learn to cook, and even young ones can help. Set enough aside to serve that night and freeze additional batches for days when dinner has to happen in a hurry. Classics like lasagna and chili are perfect for making and freezing.Kidsnight in the kitchen: If your kids are old enough (around 10 or 12), assign them a night for creating the familys dinner. Simple casseroles or skillets are easy for young chefs to assemble on their own and are inexpensive options. Interactive menu ideas: How about a fajita, taco, pasta or baked potato bar for dinner? All the ingredients are inexpensive, but the best part is that everybody has a good time building their own dinners. One Dish Chicken and Rice Bak e Prep: 5 minutes / Bake: 45 minutes Serves: 4 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbells Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup (Regularor98% Fat Free) 1 cup water 3/4 cup uncooked regularlong-grain white rice 1/4 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 1/4 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast halves Stir soup, water, rice, paprika and black pep per in a 2-quart shallow baking dish. Top with chicken. Season with additional paprika and black pepper. Cover baking dish. Bake at 375F for 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and the rice is tender.