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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 04-03-2011
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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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General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.com SEBRING — City council members will discuss amending the city’s sign ordinance Tuesday night at their regular meeting. At issue are larger signs for businesses in residentially zoned districts — specifically the new Bud and Donna Somers Hospice House on Hammock Road, which is in a R-3 residential zoning district. Currently the hospice is only allowed one 6-square-foot identification sign. It would like a monument sign on Hammock Road that would be a little over 42 square feet and a wall sign honoring the Somers. It also wants to be able to post directional signs on the premises. The hospice applied for a variance from the city, but a variance may only be granted if a hardship is involved. Because there is no hardship, the only alternative is to amend the city’s current sign ordinance. The proposed amendment would allow on-premise directional signs displaying entrances and exits and up to two identification signs. The size and number of signs would vary depending on the type of roadway the property faces, the amount of road frontage and the depth of the setbacks. Page 2ANews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011www.newssun.com March 30 3910203152x:3Next jackpot $4 millionMarch 26 579254349x:5 March 23 71021333941x:5 April 1 78142227 March 31 1018282934 March 30 15101319 March 29 815223335 April 1 (n) 5723 April 1 (d) 0426 March 31 (n) 7910 March 31 (d) 4180 April 1(n) 219 April 1 (d) 157 March 31 (n) 536 March 31(d) 320 April 1 723323617 March 29 2726319 March 25 623323618 March 22 619213618 March 30 1920425658 PB: 37 PP: 4Next jackpot $187 millionMarch 26 410111933 PB: 27 PP: 4 March 23 515262832 PB: 9 PP: 2 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d) is the daytime drawing, (n) is the nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball PP: Power Play Lottery Center Club plans Garden Tour for SaturdayAVON PARK — The Avon Park Founders Garden Club is sponsoring a Garden Tour of five yards in the Avon Park area from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. The yards on tour will not be announced in the newspaper in consideration of the homeowners. Addresses of the homes are printed on the tickets and a map will be furnished to ticket purchasers. The cost of the tour is $5. Yards on tour include an all-green yard, a professionally landscaped yard, one with a variety of palms, a yard with shade loving plants and a beautifully landscaped yard done by the homeowner. Tickets can be purchased by calling 381-5929. Alimited number of Avon Park calendars remain to be sold. Each month is highlighted with a color coordinated framed picture of a site in Avon Park. Ideal to take back home to show your northern friends where you reside during the winter months. Calendars are available for a reduced price of $5 at Albritton’s barbershop on Lake Avenue, Homemade Creation Bakery on Main Street or by calling 4521927.Butterfly Gardening Workshop setLORIDA–Florida Atlantic University’s Center for Environmental Studies (CES) at the Riverwoods Field Lab on U.S. 98 in Lorida is conducting a Native Butterfly Gardening Workshop for residents that want to learn more about butterflies and Florida-friendly gardening. COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 5A 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 Thursday, March 31: Linda Lynn Berrios, 32, Lake Placid, was charged with petit theft. Leodegario Calvillo Cisneros, 44, Lake Placid, was char g ed with probation violation. Gerrard Antoine Coleman, 23, Avon Park, was charged with dealing in stolen property, grand theft $300 less than $5,000, and fraud-swindle obtaining property under $20,000. Angelina Lynn Cook, 31, Lakeland, was charged with a municipal ordinance violation. Jeremy Raymond Croom, 25, Winter Haven, was charged with fleeing/eluding police. Jessica Lorene De Arce, 35, Lake Placid, was charged with petit theft. Danny Fred Faulk, 34, Sebring, was arrested for driving with a suspended license. Jonathan Demar Halliburton, 24, Avon Park, was arrested for driving with a suspended license. Daniel Hohenberger, 21, Frostproof, was char g ed with probation violation. Malcom Demetrius Mckenzie, 22, Avon Park, was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Anthony Rasheed Pearson, 18, Sebring was charged with possession of marijuana (not more than 20 grams) and possession of drug equipment. Amy Lynn Raposa, 26, Avon Park was arrested for failure to appear reference knowingly driving with license suspended or revoked. Mariano Enrique SolisGasper, 29, Lake Placid, was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Heidi Candess Sutton, 28, Avon Park, was arrested for violation of condition of release reference attempted possession of cocaine. POLICEBLOTTER Special to the News-SunSEBRING — Ateam of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive Tuesday, May 3 to examine all aspects of the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office policies, procedures, management, operations, and support services. The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office received initial accreditation in June 2008 complying with approximately 261 standards. The department is currently seeking re-accreditation and is required to show proofs of continued compliance with the standards. Many of the 261 standards are critical to life, health and safety issues with regard to the office of sheriff. As part of the on-site assessment, Sheriff’s Office members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. A copy of the standards is available through the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office Web site or by request to the accreditation manager, Kim Ketchner, at 402-7323. For more information regarding CFAor for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office ability to meet the standards of accreditation, write: Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, 3504 Lake Lynda Drive, Suite 380, Orlando, FL32817. The accreditation program manager for the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office is Zoraida Bergan. Bergan said the assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview members, and visit offices and other places where compliance can be witnessed. The CFA Assessment team leader is Lanny Wyatt from the Plantation Police Department. Other team members are Sgt. James Vachon from Lake County Sheriff’s Office and Carol Kersey from Putnam County Sheriff’s Office. Once the commission’s assessors complete their review of the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office, they report back to the full commission, which will then decide if the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office will receive reaccredited status. The accreditation period is for a three years. Verification by the team that the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office meets the commission’s standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or maintain accreditation, “a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence,” as viewed by Sheriff Susan Benton. A ccreditation Team invites public comments about HCSO By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK – The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the Wednesday shooting of a 31year-old man in Avon Park. The shooting occurred around 9:50 p.m. at Squally’s Bar on West Garrett Road, according to Lt. Darin Hood, but the details of the case are being withheld pending a complete investigation. Hood would not disclose the name of the victim, the number of times shot nor the name of the suspect, but he did reveal that the suspect, a black male, was being sought and went by the nickname of “Neeko.” The victim was transported to an undisclosed regional hospital, Hood said, and was in stable condition at press time. The motive for the shooting was not disclosed by Hood, but he did state the there were some leads. “We are trying to protect the victim in case of retaliation,” Hood said. Hood asked for anyone with further information to call Det. Roger St. Laurent at 402-7200 or call the Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477) or enter information on-line at http://www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com. Tips that result in the arrest could lead to a reward. HCSO probes shooting in AP News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Sebring Police Department Officer Daniel Cordero talks to April Sacoulas on Saturday morning, while investigating the scene of a single car crash on Kenilworth Blvd. near Roseland Avenue in Sebring. According to Sacoulas she lost control of her car when a big brown dog ran into the road. I swerved not to hit him and I panicked,' she said. Sacoulas' Chevrolet Lumina rolled over and landed on the sidewalk that runs parallel to Kenilworth Blvd. No serious injuries occurred during the wreck. Rollover crash caused by dog Hospice House asking for sign ordinance change Wants bigger sign than what is allowed News-Sun file photo by KATARASIMMONS T he public is invited to attend Pinwheels for Prevention, a ceremony to recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention Month scheduled for Tuesday at 8 a.m. on the Highlands County Courthouse lawn in Sebring. Following the ceremony will be a proclamation at the Highlands County Commissioner's meeting at 9 a.m. Pinwheel ceremony planned Tuesday

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By MITCH STACY Associated PressDESTIN — Gulf Coast tourism officials who gathered for a meeting at a Florida Panhandle resort this week weren’t exactly jumping for joy over the prospects for growth in 2011, even with the worst of the recession and BPoil spill in their rear-view mirrors. Instead, there was measured optimism that this would be a year of modest recovery — that vacationers would continue coming back to the beaches and seafood restaurants in communities whose images and economies were battered by the oil spill last year. The Deepwater Horizon explosion and spill occurred April 20, ruining the lucrative summer season and the year for tourist enclaves that were still fighting off the malaise of the recession. The gusher was finally capped three months later. Millions of dollars in reparations from BPwere invested into national promotions for the beaches and gulf seafood. Tourism officials reported good — but not great — March spring break crowds this year, with the more family oriented Easter break and typically busy summer seasons still on the horizon. But many hotels still are offering deep discounts to keep rooms filled. In Pensacola, BPworkers walk the beaches regularly to round up stray tar balls, and tourism bureaus continue to fight the perception around the country that the whitesand beaches in the Florida Panhandle and coastal Alabama are awash with oil. “I think we’re cautiously optimistic,” said Colette Boehm, special projects director for Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism in Alabama, where oil and tar balls stained parts of the 32 miles of coastline last summer. “With the (survey) numbers we’re getting, we can’t discount the fact that there is still some perception of an (oil) issue out there. But the anecdotal data that we’re getting is that’s getting better as time goes on.” Last year was expected to be a banner year for Panama City, Fla. The Panhandle beach town saw a record number of spring break visitors in March 2010 and had scheduled the opening of a new international airport for May amid great hoopla. The airport went online as expected, but its debut was overshadowed by news of the April oil spill and uncertainty over if and when crude would hit the shore. Beaches in Panama City saw only some scattered tar balls, but the crowds still mostly stayed away — despite a visit from President Barack Obama and his family designed to show that the beach was clean and the seafood was safe. “Ecologically, we’ve fully recovered. Now we have an economic recovery,” said Dan Rowe, president and CEO of the Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau. “But we can’t get back the momentum we lost with the opening of the airport — 2010 was going to be a springboard for the future. We’ll do OK in 2011, but it’s really about trying to sustain and get that momentum back. If we continue to tell our story, we may over time get back to that trajectory we were on before the oil spill.” Rowe and other tourism officials said the oil spill pushed them to utilize Facebook and other social media more to get out their message, convince people the beaches were clean, promote events and generally connect with visitors on a more personal level. That online following is considered a vital part of the public-relations strategy for most tourism bureaus now. “They have done an incredible job getting that message out there,” said Duane Vinson, whose Smith Travel Research analyzes lodging trends for the industry. He said the company’s research projects a slight increase in average daily rates paid by hotel guests this year, and that rising gas prices won’t be a huge factor when it comes to people deciding whether or not to travel this summer www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011Page 3A Prior to 1999, cities did not have meet established minimum benefit levels. They were largely free to bargain with local police and fire unions. This meant cities and unions could negotiate benefits that best met the needs of the city and the police and firemen. Since 1999, however, municipal actions are restricted by mandates. The mandates, while unfunded, have teeth in that the Division of Retirement may impose penalties for not following them. The city’s resolution specifically asks the state to remove itself from local collective bargaining, by removing the mandates. For example, one of the state’s mandates has to do with the “extra pension benefit,” meaning benefits awarded to police and firefighters that are in addition to, or greater than, those provided to general employees of the city. Prior to 1999, insurance premium tax revenues were first used to insure minimum pension provisions were met. After 1999, the funds could only be used for new extra pension benefits. The city wants to regain flexibility in the matter, especially as the recession has affected revenues significantly. It wants the state to remove minimum benefi t standards, remove the requirement to provide new extra pension benefits fo r police and firefighters, and allow the city to use insurance premium tax revenues to pay for benefits already provided. The city also wants the legislature to prohibit the Division of Retirement from imposing expensive administration costs. “We need to remove the requirement for new extra benefits paid from the premium tax and use it instead to fund our obligations,” said Bob Hoffman, assistant city manager, “and we need to improve administration policies so as not to penalize the city. “(This resolution) is an attempt to tell (the legislature) Sebring is on board Continued from page 1A Sebring to offer support of pension reform effort Gulf tourism officials cautiously optimistic' MCTphotos The beaches near Destin are back to beautiful (above) showing no signs of the oil that stained the sand last year (right). Special to the News-SunOn Wednesday, May 4 volunteer teams from local businesses will participate in the 2011 United Way Day of Caring in Highlands County. Volunteer teams are matched with United Way Partner Agencies in order to perform tasks that the agencies might not otherwise have the manpower or funds to be able to accomplish. Jobs such as assisting clients, painting, landscaping, clerical work, and many other tasks will be completed during the 2011 Day of Caring. This is an opportunity fo r local residents to make a “hands on” impact with United Way Partner Agencies and also view how thei r United Way contributions are being invested. When the volunteer teams finish their tasks at 11:30 a.m., they are encouraged to participate in a luncheon a t Buttonwood Bay provided by Chef Mac, Palms Cour t Catering. Day of Caring set for May 4

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Page 4ANews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011www.newssun.comTODAY'SEDITORIALTODAY'SLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com PRE-PRESSKEN BAREFIELDProduction Coordinator Ext. 594prepress@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION W e live in an interesting time t raditional systems a re breaking down; w e have to find m ore efficient and e ffective ways of d oing things.In other words, we have to c hange; but changing a point o f view is difficult, and c hanging the way we do s omething is even harder. Habits of thought and h abits are both hard to break. All the more reason to e ncourage and reward out-oft he-box thinking. In Avon Park on Monday, t he city council listened to a n ew way of dividing up city r esources. Viewing the government as a pie chart, each major d epartment would be given a s lice that is, allotted a cert ain percentage from the c ity's annual revenues. Under the proposal, the g eneral fund would receive 2 0 percent; the police departm ent 32 percent; fire departm ent 18 percent; streets 13 percent; and parks and recreation 17 percent. This is an interesting idea, with merit. We are pleased that Finance Director Renee Green is going to test the abstract concept with real numbers. At the same time we agree with those, like council member Terry Heston, who worry because some percentages do not include service for debt or reserve for contingency. The thing we worry about the most, however, is a continuation of the very attitude that got the city council into its current troubles an absolute disregard for its citizens. When Warren West, of the Avon Park Fire Department, said each department should have more input in developing the idea, the council quickly agreed. In listing the stake holders who should be involved, however, the council not once mentioned citizens the very people providing the revenue to be divded. The tax payer never entered their minds. Voters take note. Still the same old story April is Child Abuse Prevention MonthEditor: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and pinwheels are turning up in our local community, all over Florida and throughout the nation. Pinwheels are displayed in April to draw attention to and encourage involvement in making children a priority in our community. The Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign is part of a national movement that focuses on community activities and public policies that prioritize healthy child development. Circuit 10 (Hardee, Highlands and Polk Counties) is home to 164,855 children and youth, with 18,466 in Highlands County. These children are our future. They are future voters, parents, teachers, business owners, employees and leaders of this community. Whether these children will achieve their full potential and develop into healthy, productive members of our community largely depends on their childhood experiences. Numerous research studies have demonstrated that safe, stable, nurturing, childhood environments are related to better health and success over a lifetime. Simply put, strong families build strong communities. We ask you to join our local efforts to strengthen and support children and families in Highlands County. As the lead not-for-profit organization for Circuit 10's Child Welfare Services, Heartland for Children recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month. Find out how you can get involved by visiting the prevention link at www.heartlandforchildren.org. Teri Saunders CEO Heartland for Children BartowPriorities have been misplacedEditor: Since the Democrats didn't like the people's agenda, they decided not to show up for work. Now, we all know that won't solve our problem. I'm certainly praying that our newly elected Congress stands firm until the people's voice is heard and respond to positively. When President Obama referred to change during his campaign, I'm sure those who voted for him didn't have a clue about what he had in mind. He has surely brought change from bad to worse and unless we have change in the right direction, it will get even worse. I'm sure we will all have to face the fact that things will get worse before getting better. When we, as individuals, buy things we can't afford going way in debt, we have to sacrifice in order to ever see the light of day and so it is with our government. We can't dish money out as though it grows on trees with all these giveaway programs, bailouts, subsidies, etc. and have a balanced budget. It is great to help others, but when we help with borrowed money, the one we are borrowing from is the one "doing the helping." Before helping others, we should take care of our own. It seems to me that our priorities have been gravely misplaced. This is a fact we all need to be aware of and exercise appropriately. May we all evaluate ourselves and be sure we are doing the proper thing with what the good Lord has blessed us with. Pray with me that with the good Lord's help and our concentrated efforts, we will once again be a Christian nation. One He will accept. Willie Clyde (Toole) Cloud SebringIs it time to send Obama away?Editor: Isn't this great news from Japan. They took our jobs and now are sending us here, in Florida, radiation and our numb skull Obama is starting a war we cannot win nor can we afford like the Weasel. How many billions this time? Pee-Wee, where are you? Is it time to do a Nixon on Obama and send him back to wherever he was born? Clarence Neeley SebringNot the candy store for the worldEditor: The world's greatest suckers, the individual American taxpayers. Happy Birthday suckers, Barnum and Bailey say there is a sucker born every second and two to take him. You cannot give foreign aid without first serving the needs of the American people. It's our money and we are not the candy store for the world. Our tax system was never designed to serve the world. After World War II, we rebuilt most of the world with our tax dollars. The Marshal Plan helped rebuild China, Japan, Germany and most of the world received foreign aid. Most of the world's nations still receive foreign aid from America. When America receives aid from the same nations, it is in the form of a repayable loan. American foreign aid in the future has to be in the form of a repayable loan. Where is the wisdom for a bankrupt nation borrowing money to give foreign aid? Charity begins at home. We gave welfare to America's richest for more than 10 years. We are now giving the top 50 corporations a 0 tax for 2010, plus welfare in the millions of dollars. They, the corporations say it's legal. It's called gaming the system. The buck stops here. An open letter to the American Arm Service Committee and the Commanders of all military services. No veteran left behind. We have more than 100,000 claims that are not being addressed and the number is growing at an alarming rate. The "inner circle," not the state and local levels of the VA, which are doing wonders with what they have to work with. Who is this inner circle? Many citizens have a problem deciding who they are. Well they are your career politicians who give out ea rmarks so they can be reelected. The American corrupt tax system and the way the tax system is re-distributed. Th e super rich for many years are at the very top of the re distribution. Also they mak e sure that every country in the world where they inves t their money gets foreign ai d, even very rich nations such as Libya and the very rich Arab nations who have held America hostage for its ene rgy. The American super ric h are also making huge profit s by controlling the price at the pump. They, the super rich, are in a conspiracy wi th the Arab nations and its'oi l cartel. What ever happened to price controls? The Armed Service Committee and all commanders of every military service should make sure that no veteran is left behind. Put the veteran claims ahead of "all" foreig n aid, not at the bottom of ou r priorities. The American working class and veterans have bee n played for suckers when it comes to re-distribution of "our" dollars. It's our money. It does not belong t o career politicians who give it out like candy to nations al l over the world to increase their net worth. Term limits, please and clean up this huge backlog of veteran claims, not tomo rrow but today. Billie E. Jewe tt Sebrin g BouquetGroups help with HALLO's poker runEditor: This letter is to acknowledge your newspaper's unconditional support of services for the disabled in this community. Your readers need to kno w that with your help and wil lingness to provide space fo r Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization' s (H.A.L.L.O.) poker run fundraiser last Saturday (March 26), the organizatio n can continue providing reha bilitation resources to the county's disabled, and special programs for those who are amputees, brain injured or sight-impaired. The News-Sun certainly embraces the true concept o f "community service" not only with its news and edit orial content, but with its financial resources as well. H.A.L.L.O. also would like to the thank publicly th e efforts of volunteers Robin Vibbart, and Richard Holm es of the Sebring Elks Club fo r their contribution to the suc cess of the event. Bill Garbe tt Volunte er Presiden t, Communications Consultin g Grou p Portland, Or e. Before I get into the meat o f this column, I need to m ake a few things clear. I've known radio talk s how host Barry Foster for a n umber of years now. We are f riends. I am also a fan of his r adio show, though I don't l isten as often as I could. T his is chiefly because the s how is on in the mornings, a nd as I have stated numero us times, I am not a morni ng person. So you can understand t hat when I noticed his mug o n the front page of the N ews-Sun this week, it got m y attention. If you didn't read the artic le by Ed Baldridge, Barry s poke to the Avon Park City C ouncil on Monday. He a lleged that someone (or s omeones) on the council h ad called his boss to comp lain about things he's said r egarding the council. Barry's opinion is, if s omeone on the city council h as a problem with him, they s hould come to him, not to h is boss. It wasn't clear w hether the problem was w ith his news broadcasts or h is talk show, but either way h e felt that going over his h ead to his superiors was an i ntimidation tactic. If it was, it failed misera bly. I listened to Barry's s how midweek, and he didn 't seem to be backing down f rom any problems he had w ith the city council. The council members didn't respond to Barry on Monday, just sat and let him talk. Barry extended an invitation for any of them to be a guest on his show to debate him on the issues. To be honest, I'm not totally familiar with the problems Barry has with the city council. I don't live in Avon Park, so I admit I don't pay a whole lot of attention to news about what's going on there. I do know some people are unhappy with the city council for some reason, and that Barry isn't alone in his feelings. It's even possible that I would disagree with Barry on whatever issues he has with the city council. He and I have not always seen eye to eye in the past (though to be fair I'm convinced that I hold some views that no one else in the known universe shares. But that's another column). But if I had an issue with Barry and felt he was out of line with something he said on the show, I wouldn't call his boss. I wouldn't call his wife. I'd make sure I was awake between the hours of 8 and 10 a.m. MondayFriday and call him on the show. I've called into the show a number of times. It is pathetically easy to get on the air. You simply tell whoever answers the phone, "I want to speak with Barry on the air." In fact, I have been honest at times and said, "I want to harass Barry on the air" and they still have no problem putting me through. If I want to talk to Barry off the air, that's not hard either. I simply wait about 10 minutes after his show is over and call in. I'm usually put right through and get my word in edgewise. The point is that if someone has a problem with Barry, getting a hold of him is not that hard. If you're someone who thinks Barry has messed up on a news report, you should let him know. He is professional enough to want to be accurate in his reporting. If you disagree with his opinion, remember, the First Amendment applies to both of you. Give him a call, speak your piece. Let us hear your side of things. Treat us listeners to a lively debate. Alert me ahead of time and I'll even try to be awake for it. Just make sure I have coffee. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Barry Foster and the First Amendment Laura's Look Laura Ware EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your addres s and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automati cally rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum o f 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letter s of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; o r e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages aren't dominated b y the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun. All items will run on a first-come basis as space per mits, although more timely ones could be moved up. We believe your viewpoints are just as important as an y community leader or government official, so consider thi s a personal invitation to get your two cents in.

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Associated PressST. PETERSBURG — Storm officials say nine tornados raked through the Tampa Bay region. As many as 18,000 residents remained without power Friday, a day after the vicious storms destroyed dozens of homes, flooded road and toppled trucks and small planes. The National Weather Service says the tornados struck Polk, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties Thursday packing winds from 86 to 110 mph. In Lakeland, a tent collapsed and injured seven people gathered for the annual Sun ’n Fun aviation festival. Afew small planes had flipped over at the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Airport. There were multiple reports of small tornadoes across the region. Strong winds blew a Carnival cruise ship from its dock at Cape Canaveral. Information from: St. Petersburg Times, http://tampabay.com DANIELDALEYJR. Daniel Ross Daley Jr., age 74, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2011 in Sebring, Fla. He was born in Middleburg, Pa., on Aug. 21, 1936 to Daniel Ross and Eva Gertrude (Blake) Daley. He was a supervisor-engine tester for a truck manufacturer; member of the Jehovah Witness and was a resident of Sebring since 2009 coming from Green Castle, Pa. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Daley, Sebring; daughter, Kris Crites, Sebring; step-daughter, Sharon Hammond, Chambersburg, Pa.; step-son, Daniel Hager, Greencastle, Pa.; three other daughters; sister, Ann Willard, Upton, Pa.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert Daley. Cremation arrangements entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida www.stephensonnelsonfh.com LITAO. DAVIS Lita O. Davis, 83, of Sebring, Fla., passed away Thursday, March 31, 2011 in Sebring. She was born Oct. 26, 1927 to Robert Lee and Bertha (Fortney) Cade in Wolf Summit, W.Va., and had been a resident of Sebring since 1998, coming from West Siloam Springs, Okla. She was a secretary with the Pepsi Bottling Company and als had worked in real estate. She was a member of Eastern Star Chapter 89 in Fresno, Calif., and was active in 4-H leadership in Fresno and Benton County, Ark. She was a member of Sparta Road BAptist Church in Sebring. Mrs. Davis was predeceased by her husband, Carl Davis, and son, Lee Davis, and is survived by her daughter-in-law, Shelly Davis Word, and two grandchildren, Kaylee (Joshua Crosley, Lexington Park, Md., and Clinton Lee Davis, Sebring. The family will receive friends at 12 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2011 at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home in sebring with services following at 1 p.m. with Rev. Mike Adams officiating. Interment will follow at Bougainvillea Cemetery, Avon Park. Arrangements have entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com JEANNE KAISER Jeanne Marie Kaiser, age 80, of Cumming, Ga., formerly of Lake Placid, Fla., passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard C. Kaiser. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Paul Frank of Cumming, Ga.; son, William Kaiser of Sarasota, Fla.; grandchildren, Jennifer, Christopher, William and Victoria; seven great-grandchildren; sisters and brothersin-law, Carolyn and John Kasten of Novato, Calif., and Dorothy (Wallace) and Frank Gardner of Lake Placid, Fla. Amemorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 260, Duluth, Ga., 30097. Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Ga. is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.inframfuneralhome.co m. DORAPEREIRA Dora L. (Laliberte) Pereira of Sebring, Fla., formerly of Plymouth and New Bedford, Mass. died on March 30, 2011, beloved wife of Hugo T. Pereira. Loving mother of Stephen M. of Bedford, N.H., Michael E. of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Matthew B. of Melbourne, Fla., and the late Geoffrey K. Pereira; sister of Raymond Laliberte of Leesburg, Fla.; grandmother of Stephen Jr., Christine, Tiana, Torin, Michael and Caitlin; great-grandmother of Abigail. Born in New Bedford, Mass. on Aug. 4, 1925, a daughter of the late Adelard and Amelia (Dube) Laliberte. Agraduate of New Bedford High School and trained as an executive secretary and bookkeeper. She worked as executive secretary for the vice president of Goodyear Corp., and was the owner and bookkeeper along with her husband Hugo of The Medicine Shoppe in Plymouth for 10 years until her retirement to Sebring, Fla. in 1990. She enjoyed dancing, travel, skiing, bowling and playing cards. Funeral from the Cartmell Funeral Home, 150 Court St., Plymouth, on Tuesday April 5 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Peter’s Church Plymouth, at 11 a.m. Visiting hours on Monday from 4-7 p.m. Burial in the Massachusettes National Cemetery in Bourne. Memorial donations may be made to the Plymouth Lions Club, P.O. Box 3491, Plymouth, MA02361. More info and online guestbook, visit www.cartmellfuneralhome.com. Death noticeEugene F. Fernsler age 93, of Sebring died March 31, 2011. Arrangements under the direction o f Dowden Funeral Home o f Sebring. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011Page 5A The workshop will introduce attendees to local native plants and the butterflies that they will attract to your garden. Attendees will receive a wealth of educational resources. At the end of the workshop will be an opportunity to purchase butterfly plants. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 6. The workshop fee is $10 and registration is required. Contact Casey Trent, field coordinator at 462-0026 or ctrent4@fau.edu to get the registration form. Fax the completed registration form to Riverwoods at (863) 4625331 as space is limited. Proceeds support the Environmental Education Programs at Riverwoods. For more information about Riverwoods Programs check the Web site at http:// riverwoods.ces.fau.edu After the workshop there is an optional field trip to Arnold’s Butterfly Haven in Okeechobee. Check it out online at www.arnoldsbutterflyhaven.com/ Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853, 75 N. Olivia Drive, will have NASCAR on the screen at 1 p.m. today. For any questions, call the lodge at 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 will have a ham dinner on Sunday, April 24. Tickets are $7, get them early. For details, call the lodge at 699-5444. The Ladies Auxiliary meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will host a Men’s Spring Fashion Show dinner on Saturday, April 16. Menu includes chicken cordon bleu and trimmings 6 p.m.; show 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating; tickets are $12 per person. For details, call the lodge at 465-0131. NASCAR Martinsville will be on the screen at 1 p.m. today. Karaoke will be with Wild Bill. Loyal Order of the Moose officers will meet at 7 p.m. Monday. Women of the Moose and the House Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Loyal Order of the Moose meets at 7:30 p.m.Highlands Park Estates plans Spring DinnerLAKE PLACID — The annual Spring Dinner for Highlands Park Estates Association will be held at 1 p.m. today at the firehouse on Columbus, one block north of 621, around the corner from the VFW. Ham and drinks are provided by the Homeowners and those attending are asked to bring a covered dish to share and their own plate and flatware. Nell Hays from the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office will give tips on how to keep our homes and neighborhood safe from crime. Neighborhood Watch can be very effective, simple and also important for local warning notifications. Hayes can tell us the current problems in the area and the county. Come meet with and visit your neighbors and enjoy a delicious meal! Learn happenings in the park; door prizes will be given. If the calling committee has been unable to reach you and you want to attend, call 465-2468 with your reservation.Knights of Columbus have breakfastAVON PARK — The Knights of Columbus 14717, of Our Lady of Grace Church, 595 E. Main St., will serve breakfast in the Grogan Center from 8 a.m. to noon today. Cost is $5 per person. Any questions, call 471-2134.TPPA meets TuesdaySEBRING — The Highlands County Teen Pregnancy Prevention Alliance (TPPA) will hold its monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Champion for Children Advocacy Center, 1986 Sebring Parkway. Organizations and individuals who are interested in working with TPPAto reduce the teen pregnancy rate in Highlands County are encouraged to attend these meetings. For additional information, contact Susan Buelow, TPPAcoordinator, at 382-7277.TAG auditions open for next seasonSEBRING – The Tanglewood Actors Guild invites all Tanglewood residents to audition for next season’s plays at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Tanglewood Clubhouse. Suzanne Schilffarth will be directing “Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner” on Dec. 7, 8 and 9. This heart-warming play by Pat Cook is loaded with wisecracks and one liners that will keep the audience laughing. Doc Lomax has three geriatric sisters as patients who just want to sit at home and talk to one another, all at the same time. The Doctor has a roomer, Nurse Jean, move in to keep an eye on the sisters and get them active. They start planning parties and pulling pranks until their nephew shows up with plans to sell the house. On March 7, 8 and 9, 2012, Joe Morano will stage Tanglewood’s second musical, “Godspell”. This longrunning Broadway hit is a joyous musical celebration of the Gospel According to St. Matthew. It is the belief of generations that the passion of Jesus Christ was to teach love and joy in the hearts of people rather than hate and sadness. Set in “Skid Row America”, a desparate group of older homeless people follow and learn from Jesus through song and dance, comedy and mime. “Godspell” was conceived by John Michael Tebelak. The music and lyrics are by Stephen Schwartz. Whether you’ve been on stage before or if you have only contemplated a role on stage, we urge you to come out to audition Monday.Tea Party presents a movie nightSEBRING – The Highlands Tea Party presents Movie Night with “Grinding America Down” at the Quality Inn-Sebring. Do you think the word “Communism” isn’t used anymore? This film will show that the ideas behind it are alive and well. Afascinating look at the people and groups that have successfully targeted America’s morality and freedom in their effort to grind America down. “Grinding America Down” will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Dinner buffet of hamburgers, hotdogs, popcorn, water and iced tea for $8 opens at 6 p.m. Other drinks can be purchased from the bar. People on restricted diets may choose from the menu.Wanda Kline speaks to residentsSEBRING –Wanda Kline of Wanda Kline Weight and Wellness will speak to Wood Haven Estates residents about the benefits of nutritional live blood analysis. This is a blood test in which you view your live blood sample on a TVscreen and see the effects of what you eat upon your health. For details call 414-4066. Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS OBITUARIES Pereira Storm officials say 9 tornados raked Tampa Bay

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Page 6ANews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011www.newssun.com people’s health include: tobacco use, health and fitness, and alcohol use. the number of uninsured adults, availability of primary care providers, and preventable hospital stays; rates of high school graduation, number of children in poverty, rates of violent crimes, access to healthy foods, air pollution, and liquor store density. “The rankings indicate that Highlands County is at-risk for poor health when it comes to social and economic factors, such as unemployment and children in poverty, while we have positive trend in the health behaviors category. Everyone in our community has a stake in being healthy. Working together, we can make Highlands County a healthier place to live, learn, work and play,” Palussek said. Continued from page 1A vations, agreeing that the female driver of the Saturn had crossed into the northbound lane, though there was no concrete answer why she had. “He (driver of the van) is OK I think, just a scratch on the head and ear,” Paikai said, but the driver of the Saturn wasn’t so lucky. “She’s being transported to Tampa for head trauma.” The driver of the van was treated on site and was not transported to the hospital. The unidentified female driver was pulled from her vehicle by a handful of Highlands County EMT’s and volunteer firefighters. The woman repeatedly told Paikai that she had been wearing her seatbelt, however Paikai and Jones are not completely sure the driver had been strapped in. “You can tell when a seatbelt was worn. There are indentations across the chest and the lap and I didn’t see any,” Jones said. Traffic along Memorial came to a short standstill as the accident site was cleaned up and the drivers were treated and transported. The accident is under investigation. Continued from page 1A two men were the force behind the idea — Lewis Harder and Vincent Hall — who named the hotel after themselves. Construction began in 1925, but it took three years to complete because of financial problems along the way. It opened in January 1928. The hotel was a massive project. There were 134 bedrooms. The great hall and banquet room had 22foot ceilings, the main tower stood 108 feet high, with an observation deck at the top with expansive views. In addition to a swimming pool there was 630 feet of lakeside frontage and a white sand beach. Paths wound through tropical gardens, shaded by palm trees. Originally it was a warm buff color, open only during the season, from January through March. But by the end of 1927 Florida’s boom was beginning to fade. Sebring’s economy suffered as did the state, and by October 1929, with the onset of the Great Depression, the good times were gone. Goad said that George Sebring, founder of the town, saw the bad times coming, his own fortune dwindle. He died in 1927, a heartbroken man. Harder Hall limped along for decades, such a presence that for a while it overcame a series of owners and ever deepening financial problems. Don Bates, born and raised in Highlands County, remembers attending his senior prom there. He was a member of the 13-member 1954 graduating class from Lake Placid High School. “It was the place to be and the dance turned out well,” he said. “I was very young, a teenager, but it was elegant and impressed me. You still can’t drive by it without noticing it.” Ned Hancock, a graduate of Sebring High School, remembers his senior prom there too. “It was kind of a neat place,” he said. What he remembers more, though, is attending summer camp there. His mother, Jean Hancock, remembers having her daughter’s wedding reception there in 1980, but said the hotel, “was kind of past its heyday.” News-Sun editor Scott Dressel remembers going to a golf tournament reception there when he was about 11. While the adults had a good time in the banquet hall, he and friends snuck out to explore the already empty building, looking for ghosts. They found none. By 1985 the hotel was in serious trouble and by 1986 it closed — so long ago that Lucy Derkman, a venerable Highlands County native, could only say, “I think I was inside a long time ago, but I don’t remember what it was like.” It has never opened again, despite several entrepreneurs who had ideas but couldn’t raise the money, or found renovating the building too costly. Along the way much of its surrounding property has been sold off by various of those entrepreneurs, including its golf course. It almost became a timeshare once, and then an assisted living center. Nothing clicked. For now it remains empty, literally a ward of the city, which foreclosed on the last developer after he went bankrupt. The city had taken out a $5.5 million Department of Housing and Urban Development Loan in order to make a renovation project more attractive, but after the most recent bankruptcy, the city is left with the responsibility of repaying the loan. Now owing $4.4 million, the city pays HUD $210,000 a year in principle, and makes quarterly interest payments of $22,000. And patiently, Sebring’s pink lady waits for what comes next. Continued from page 1A Harder Hall hits 25th year of emptiness News-Sun file photo by KATARASIMMONS Harder Hall sits on the shores of Little Lake Jackson. I think Iwas inside a long time ago, but I don't remember what it was like.'LUCYDERKMAN longtime resident News-Sun photo by ROBYN BAKALUS T he driver of this Saturn was airlifted to Tampa after a head-on crash Saturday morning. Crash sends woman to trauma center Health rankings released

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011Page 7A BUSINESS I’m the last person to cast aspersions on anyone who procrastinates, given my own occasional lapses in that area. I’ll leave it to the selfhelp gurus to supply behavior-modification techniques. What I will say, however, is that procrastination can be a very costly habit. Here’s how putting off the inevitable can reap unpleasant financial consequences:Nuisance feesSimply failing to pay fines for overdue library books or parking violations can escalate far beyond the original penalties and interest they accrue. Many local governments trying to balance their budgets are increasingly aggressive at collecting such fees – sometimes even turning them over to collection agencies. Tax penaltiesEverybody knows income taxes are due on April 15 (or in this year’s case, April 18). If your tax return or request for an extension isn’t filed by then, the penalty on any taxes you owe increases dramatically. You’ll pay an additional 5 percent of taxes owed for each full or partial month you’re late, plus interest, up to a maximum penalty of 25 percent. However, if you file your return or at least ask for an extension request on time, the penalty drops to 0.5 percent per month, plus interest. So, even if you can’t calculate your taxes by the deadline, at the very least, file for an extension.Student loan deadlinesAnyone wanting to apply for federal student loans must first complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at www.fafsa.ed.gov. This time-consuming process involves gathering lots of financial data, so it’s understandable that many people put it off. But, by missing the filing deadline, you could forfeit thousands of dollars in assistance. And, what many people realize too late is that although the federal application deadline is June 30, deadlines for aid from many states and individual colleges are often much earlier. It really pays to start your research in the fall for the following year.401(k) participationEven though they know their retirement savings are inadequate, many people still postpone contributing to their employer’s 401(k) plan or IRA. I can’t afford it, the investment options are too complicated – the list of excuses goes on. But the simple fact is: The sooner you start saving, the faster – and larger – your account can grow. If your employer offers matching contributions (often 50 percent or more of the first 3 percent of pay you save) you should at least contribute enough to reach that match. Where else will you get a 50 percent return on your investment? Here are a few other ways procrastination can nip your wallet: Miss the vehicle registration or emissions check deadlines and you could get a ticket. Not keeping up with preventive car maintenance could result in costly repairs later on. The same goes for your body: Get regular dental exams and physicals to prevent serious medical conditions or catch them early. Always notify billers of your new address right away. Missing payments can lead to late fees and even increased interest rates. If any of these scenarios ring a bell, see if you can’t knock off at least one of them. Who knows, you may get on a roll. Jason Alderman directs Visa's financial education programs. To participate in a free, online Financial Literacy and Education Summit on April 4, go to www.practicalmoneyskills. com/summit2011. Procrastinators pay for delay Personal Finance Jason Alderman Associated PressNEWYORK — Big companies increased their dividends by a record amount in the first quarter. Since the start of the year, 117 companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 index said they would raise or start paying dividends. The value of the new and raised annual dividends announced by these companies amounted to a record $16.6 billion, according to Howard Silverblatt, senior index analyst at S&P. Just 78 companies raised their dividends in the same period a year ago. The surge in dividends reflects a turning point in the long recovery from the financial meltdown in 2008. After the meltdown many companies slashed or eliminated their dividends and, like many Americans, put their cash in the bank and sat on it. As a result, U.S. companies have amassed a record $940 billion in cash. But now the economy is recovering, profits are rising and investors are demanding something for their patience. An easy way to keep shareholders happy is to restore or raise dividends. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is quintupling its annual dividend from 20 cents a share to $1, amounting to an increase of $3.1 billion. The value of the payout is a record for an S&P500 company. Even companies that have long resisted dividends are instituting them. Cisco Systems Inc. said it would begin paying shareholders $1.3 billion per year, a record amount for a first-time dividend payer in the S&P500. “The fact that dividends are increasing is a clear signal that the economy and businesses worldwide are on a much firmer footing than a few years ago,” said Kent Croft, the manager of the $421 million Croft Value Fund. Here is more evidence of the dividend boom: Financial companies announced they will raise annual dividends by $7 billion, accounting for 42 percent of all S&P500 dividend increases. That came after the Federal Reserve announced March 18 it would allow some banks to raise dividends if they passed certain “stress tests.” JPMorgan, Wells Fargo & Co. and State Street were among those that increased their dividends for the first time since the financial crisis. Citigroup Inc. reinstated its dividend. Ten S&P500 companies announced during the first quarter that they would begin paying dividends. That’s the most for any three-month period since at least 2003, when Silverblatt began collecting data. Besides Cisco, discount department store Kohl’s and health benefits company WellPoint also became first-time dividend payers. Besides financials, industrial companies and businesses focused on consumer products announced the most dividend increases during the quarter. Among those raising their dividends: cruise operator Carnival Corp., retailer Limited Brands and manufacturer Eaton Corp. Dividends come roaring back in 2011

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Page 8ANews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011www.newssun.com BUSINESS By MARYCLARE JALONICK Associated PressWASHINGTON — Like it or not, many restaurant diners will soon know more about what they are eating under new menu labeling requirements proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. The new requirements will force chain restaurants with 20 or more locations, along with bakeries, grocery stores, convenience stores and coffee chains, to clearly post the amount of calories in each item on menus, both in restaurants and drive-through lanes. The new rules will also apply to vending machines. The calorie counts, will apply to an estimated 280,000 establishments. Required as part of health overhaul legislation signed into law last year, they are designed to give restaurant diners information that has long been available on packaged goods cooked at home. The FDAestimates that a third of calories are consumed by eating out. “We’ve got a huge obesity problem in this country and its due in part to excess calorie consumption outside the home,” says Mike Taylor, FDAdeputy commissioner for foods. “Consumers generally when you ask them say they would prefer to have that information.” But don’t expect calorie shock when ordering at the movie theater, where a tub of popcorn can contain well north of a thousand calories — movie theaters are exempt, along with airplanes, bowling alleys and other businesses whose primary business is not to sell food, according to the FDA. Alcohol will also be exempted, according to the agency. Margo Wootan, director of nutrition policy at the advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest, says that could be misleading to consumers. “I think it’s going to be confusing if customers see the calories for soft drinks and juice labeled on the menu but not other drinks such as beer and wine,” she said. “It will make it seem like they are better choices.” Still, Wootan says the guidelines are a positive step. “You won’t have to get out of line and go back to some poster by the bathroom and look at some item in a tiny font size,” she says. “It will be right there on the menu where you are getting your other information about what to order.” The idea is to make sure that customers process the calorie information as they are figuring out what to order. Many restaurants currently post nutritional information in a hallway, on a hamburger wrapper or on their website. The new law will make calories immediately available for most items. The labeling requirements were added to the health bill with the support of the restaurant industry, which is facing a smattering of different laws from cities and states. New York City was the first in the country to put a calorie posting law in place. Since then, California, Seattle and other places have done so. MCTphoto Diners will soon know just how many calories are in that order of fries under new labeling requirements by the FDA. FDA proposes calorie counts on menus Would apply to 280,000 establishments Special to the News-SunAVON PARK – The Avon Park Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Main Street District will host its next “What’s Up Main Street?” meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Community Center, 310 W. Main St. The purpose of the meeting is to develop a more cohesive Main Street Avon Park network where people can share information, happenings and events with others. The meeting will also provide updates on the district’s grant programs, Main Street Avon Park events, and CRAMain Street District marketing initiatives. “Anyone who has an interest in Main Street Avon Park is encouraged to attend the first of these informative meetings,” said Wes Hoagland, CRAexecutive director. For more information, contact the CRAoffice at 452-2039. What's Up Main Street?' meets Tuesday in Avon Park Special to the News-SunPARSIPPANY, N.J. – Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc., the nation’s second largest individual tax preparation company, announced Dare to Compare, a national promotional program that encourages taxpayers to try Jackson Hewitt(R) this tax season. With Dare to Compare, new clients who have their taxes prepared and filed at participating Jackson Hewitt offices through the tax filing deadline date of April 18 will pay $50 less than what they paid a competitor last year for tax preparation fees (some restrictions apply). “For any taxpayer with a receipt that shows they paid a competitor at least $150 last year for tax preparation fees, Dare to Compare is a great reason to come into a participating Jackson Hewitt office, including more than 2,000 Walmart locations, to have their 2010 tax return prepared and filed,” said Debra Dowd, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. “ In addition to the savings, Dare to Compare lets taxpayers know exactly what they will pay for tax preparation before coming into a Jackson Hewitt office and they will know it is less than what they paid someone else last year. The promotion also provides taxpayers with the opportunity to experience the high-quality, professional tax preparation services offered by Jackson Hewitt, particularly when the majority of taxpayers use small independent tax preparation companies.” The benefits of having an individual tax return prepared at Jackson Hewit t include the assistance and expertise of a trained, professional tax preparer who is completely current on tax laws (there have been more than 4,000 tax law changes in the past 10 years), the use of up-to-date and accurate tax software, electronic tax return filing, a free Accuracy Guarantee with paid tax preparation (terms and conditions apply), and office availability for tax assistance throughout the year. Jackson Hewitt Tax Service offers Dare to Compare program By ESTHER HARRIS Special to the News-SunYou’ve probably been on the Web, and it’s likely that you’ve attended a seminar. But, have you ever attended a “webinar?” We recommend that you do. Social Security offers a selection of webinars at www.socialsecurity.gov/webi nars. You’re invited to attend any of them, anytime. Class is always in session – past webinars are available for you to view at any time. The information can be valuable, but the cost is free. There are webinars on benefits for wounded warriors, applying for retirement online, extra help with Medicare prescription drug costs, and more. The two recent webinars on the page are on timely topics. How Some Public Employee or Teacher Pensions May Affect Social Security Benefits: In this webinar, we walk you through how the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO) may affect Social Security benefits of workers whose employers do not withhold Social Security taxes from their salary, such as some school systems and some local, State and Federal government agencies. Ticket to Work: Do you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits? Thousands of SSI and SSDI beneficiaries have learned how to stay in control of their benefits while enriching their lives through employment. You can join them by participating in a 90-minute Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar to learn about available incentives, including those offered through the Ticket to Work program. If you visit www.socialsecurity.gov/webinars, you’ll find all of the webinars instantly accessible. Any upcoming webinars will be at the top of the page with information on the date, time, and how to register to participate in the webinar live. Once the webinar has taken place, it will be available for anyone to revisit as a resource. Class is in session with Social Security webinars By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD APAgribusiness WriterST. LOUIS — U.S. farmers are expected to boost the size of this year’s corn crop, potentially easing global food inflation. The Agriculture Department reports that farmers intend to plant 92.2 million acres of corn this spring, a 5 percent increase over last year. That would make it the second-biggest corn crop since 1944, after a record-setting planting in 2007. Grain prices are at their highest levels since the food crisis of 2008. New production will help ease concerns over a supply pinch. Worries over a shortage have doubled the price of corn since last summer, from $3.50 to more than $7 a bushel. The high prices are encouraging farmers to plant more corn. While Thursday’s repor t has calmed markets in the short-term, analysts caution that the increase in corn acres is hardly enough to return grain prices to thei r low levels of just six months ago. Prices will likely stay elevated because of increasing demand fo r grain from a rebounding U.S. ethanol industry and exports to middle class consumers in Asia. US expects bigger corn crop to ease food inflation

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N/K/A HOLISTIC HEALTH CONSULTANTS, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company; and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S), WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR LIVING, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND/OR JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 14, 2011, in Case No. GC-10-402, in the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. GC-10-401 RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff, vs. ANDREW VIEDRAH; HOLISTIC HEALTH CONSULTANTS, INC. N/K/A HOLISTIC HEALTH CONSULTANTS, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company; and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S), WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR LIVING, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND/OR JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 14, 2011, in Case No. GC-10-401, in the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and ANDREW VIEDRAH; HOLISTIC HEALTH CONSULTANTS, INC. N/K/ A HOLISTIC HEALTH CONSULTANTS, LLC, the Cler k of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Highlands County Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room located in the basement of the Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on April 14, 2011 the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: LOT 2, IN BLOCK 59, OF ORANGE BLOSSOM COUNTRY CLUB COMMUNITY UNITS 13 THROUGH 19 INCLUSIVE UNIT 16, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA The Real Property Address is: 10452 South Orange Blossom Boulevard, Sebring, Florida 33875 The Parcel ID Number is: C-24-35-28-160-0590-0020 Anyone claiming interest in the surplus from the sale, other than the person who was the record property owner when the Lis Pendens was filed, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 21st day of March, 2011. Highlands County Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Cler k March 27; April 3, 2011 A/K/A 2388 WEST HAVILAND ROAD, 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 March 31, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Cler k Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08084798 GMAC-CONV--Team 3 **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 3, 10, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001329 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR RASC 2007KS3, Plaintiff, vs. SALLIE WOODEN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated March 18, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-001329 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR RASC 2007KS3, is the Plaintiff and SALLIE WOODEN; TENANT #1 N/K/A ERICA WOODEN 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 18th day of April, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 13, 14, 15 AND 16, BLOCK 1, AVON PARK LAKES RED HILL FARMS ADDITION, UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000364 TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. AIXA DEJESUS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated March 14, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000364 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, is the Plaintiff and AIXA DEJESUS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AIXA DEJESUS N/K/A JUAN DEJESUS; TENANT #1 N/K/A BRANDI SCHNEIDER 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 18th day of April, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 1, IN BLOCK 99,OF PLACID LAKES SECTION FOURTEEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 19, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 560 LAKE AUGUST DRIVE, 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 March 14, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAIN Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09026216 OCWEN-SPECFHLMC--Team 5 **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 3, 10, 2011 BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL, IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 18th day of April, 2011, the following described property as set forth ins aid Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 9, IN BLOCK 161, OF LEISURE LAKES SECTION TWO, AS PER PLAT THEREOF IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 14, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 21st day of MARCH, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09001470GCS ONEWEST BANK, FSB, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, FSB, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B. Plaintiff, vs. MARC C. CRAM; ZOVEIDA CRAM A/K/A ZOBEIDA CRAM; LEISURE LAKES HOME OWNERS CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated March 18, 2011, and entered in Case No. 09001470GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. ONEWEST BANK, FSB, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, FSB, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B., is Plaintiff and MARC C. CRAM; ZOVEIDA CRAM A/K/A ZOBEIDA CRAM; LEISURE LAKES HOME OWNERS CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, IN THE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000792 GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. DAVID A. BLAKE A/K/A DAVID BLAKE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated March 14, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000792 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, is the Plaintiff and DAVID A. BLAKE A/K/A DAVID BLAKE; DIANA M. BLAKE; 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 18th day of April, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 38, SUNSET LAKE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3143 GLACIER AVENUE, 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 March 16, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10042178 GMAC-FHA--Team 3 **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 3, 10, 2011 serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire, MCCLURE & LOBOZZO, 211 South Ridgewood Drive, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plaintiff's attorney, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled court on or before April 20, 2011; otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 23rd day of March, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863)534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. March 27; April 3, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-1363 GCS CITY OF AVON PARK, a Florida Municipal Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. JOSE H. GOMES DeFREITAS, Defendant. NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY TO: Jose H. Gomes DeFreitas, and all other parties or persons claiming by or through him, P.O. Box 3540 Curacao Korsou in Papiamentu YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: Lot 4 and the East 1/2 of Lot 5, Block 6, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Transcript Book, Page 19, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-114 IN RE: ESTATE OF DAVID CARL AMBURN a.k.a. DAVID C. AMBURN a.k.a. DAVID AMBURN NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DAVID CARL AMBURN a.k.a. DAVID C. AMBURN a.k.a. DAVID AMBURN, deceased, whose date of death was March 3, 2011, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-2994, 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 March 27, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Forrest H. Hilton P.O. Box 1850 Avon Park, Florida 33826 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 March 27; April 3, 2011 DIVISION OF NATIONAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff and are CHARLES HARRY LINDSAY, JR. A/K/A CHARLES H. LINDSAY AND TAMRA L. LINDSAY, 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 AT 11:00 A.M., April 18, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 15 AND 16, IN BLOCK 10, OF ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT NO. 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 44, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 23rd day of March, 2011. /s/ Priscilla Michalak ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 April 3, 10, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2009-CA-001711 NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO., A DIVISION OF NATIONAL CITY BANK Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES HARRY LINDSAY, JR. A/K/A CHARLES H. LINDSAY AND TAMRA L. LINDSAY, HIS WIFE. Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated March 22, 2011 entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-001711 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO., A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2008-CA-001528 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-4, Plaintiff, vs. EDUARDO VAZQUEZ, ET AL, Defendants, AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated January 20, 2011 and entered in Case No. 2008-CA-001528 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-4, is Plaintiff and EDUARDO VAZQUEZ; ___ UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EDUARDO VAZQUEZ, IF ANY; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; NOVASTAR MORTGAGE, INC, CORPORATION; HIGHLANDS COUNTY CODE ENFORCEMENT; JOHN DOE OR ANY OTHER PERSON IN POSSESSION; all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s), whether living or not, and whether said unknown parties claims as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or in any other capacity, claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s) are the Defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 a.m., on the 21st day of APRIL 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 3, BLOCK 172, OF PLACID LAKES, A REPLAT OF BLOCKS 115-116-169-171-172-173 AND PORTIONS OF BLOCKS 170 AND 175, PLACID LAKES, SECTION SIXTEEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8 AT PAGE 98, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Street Address: 114 BARBARA AVE. NW, LAKE PLACID, FLORIDA 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 this 25th day of March, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 2011 JAMIN WILLIAMSON 8A Ball Drive Highlands, NY 12528 FLORENCE GREENSTEIN 125 Grandview Boulevard Lake Placid, Florida 33852 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 3, 2011. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Paul Klemow Paul Klemow, Attorney at Law Florida Bar Number: 18375 Post Office Box 16396 West Palm Beach,FL 33416 Telephone: (561)506-5569 Fax: 561-253-0451 E-Mail: theklemowlawfirm@aol.com April 3, 10, 2011 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC-11-116 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF DAVID VINIK Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS A GAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of DAVID VINIK, deceased, File Number PC-11-116, by the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of death was October 5, 2010; that the total value of the estate is $18,692.40 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Gene Vinik 509 Macallan Court Conway, South Carolina 29526 TEMPLE ISRAEL OF 1305 Temple Israel Dr HIGHLANDS COUNTY Sebring, Florida 33870 BART VINIK 10 Westland Street Worcester, MA 01602 LYNN VINIK 651 Vanderbilt Street Apt 5-Z Brooklyn, NY 11218 1050Legals 1000 Announcements Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 Classified ads get fast results 314-9876

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, April 3, 2011Page 13 A its not just about making the sale anymoreƒ ƒits about building trustƒits about being a part of the communityƒits about helping businesses grow Do you love selling a product you believe in? Are you committed to excellence? If so, were interested in talking to you!The News-Sun is actively seeking a dynamic sales professional that knows the difference between just making a saleŽ and building a solid and dependable relationship with a client.Ž If you are a sales oriented individual who is self-motivated, customer oriented and possess exceptional communication and organizational skills, consider joining our team. Candidates will be required to maintain established accounts while developing new clientele and working closely with area business organizations. Transportation required. Base salary plus commission, mileage, paid time off, health insurance, 401K & more. Email resumes to humanresources@newssun.com or fax to 352.365.1951 Attention: Human Resources Director or drop off at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring its about finding the right person If you enjoy page design, this job is for you. The News-Sun is looking for the right person to help design its news pages. The right candidate must be experienced in Quark and Photoshop, as well as have good news judgment. The ability to work fast with minimal supervision is also necessary. Experience in Illustrator and InDesign is a plus. This position is for 20 hours hours may be flexible. Send sample of work with resume to humanresources@newssun.com or fax to 3852.365.1951 Attention: HumanResources Director, or drop off at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring. Drug test and background check required. EOE 2009 TOYOTACAMRY LE 4-door, low mileage, excellent conditon. Aloe green w/beige interior, $13,900. 863-465-5262 1993 CHEVYS10 Blazer 4dr, 2wd, 104k, V6, loaded, leather, CD, new brakes & tires. Many new arts with receipts. Must see! 22mpg $2600 obo 863-202-6394 9450Automotive for Sale1973 NORTON850 COMMANDO A-1, low miles, *Owner's Manual, One Owner,* RareFind Will Accept reasonable offer. 863-382-8985 or 863-465-9100 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 Transportation2002 EZGOCustom Golf Cart, gas, lots of extras, new mag wheels & tires. Must See Nice! $2700 obo or will trade for an on / off Road Dirt Bike. 863-202-6394 8500Golf CartsCONCEALED WEAPONSCLASS JIM'S PISTOLARROW 12135 US Hwy 98 April 15th, 6 p.m. Call for Info: 863-655-4505 8350Sporting Goods16 FT.Flat Bottom Flats type aluminum with console, 35hp Yamaha motor plus trailer, needs spring service. $1600 obo 863-202-6394 8050Boats & Motors 8000 RecreationSCOOTER -Like new Guardian 3 TEK scooter & Harmar lift for inside vehicle. New would be $1200. Will sell both for $600 863-655-6212 7560Medical Supplies& Equipment PIT BULL8 months old, all shots, sweet & loving, gray and white, good with children. For more information Call 305-490-5399NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states tha t all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & SuppliesA/C UNITColeman 4 ton central. Attaches to air handler. Good Cond. $100. Call 863-655-0881 7420Heating &Air Conditioning MOWER DIXONSpeedztr 36" cut, electric clutch, rear wheels independently driven, by Hydro Gear, 14.5 B&S overhead. valve vertical shaft w/ cast iron cyl. $1450 obo 863-452-5607 2009 -Cub Cadet Enforcer commercial 48" Cut, Zero Turn, 300 hrs. Good Shape. $3000 obo 863-202-6394 7400Lawn & GardenPOWER WASHERDeWalt Commercial DP 3750. Perfect cond. on a 4 wheel trailer $1,100. Call 863-452-0393 7380Machinery & ToolsSEBRING FRI.Sat. April 1st & 2nd. 8am-4pm. Sun. April 3rd 9am-4pm. 2703 Wallace Dr. off Hammock Rd. just passed Circle K. Estate Sale incl. entire house and several out bldgs. Lots of new items, gift ware, linens, shed and yard items. Lg. & small kitchen appl. This is a rain or shine sale. Magic Chef gas stove, 2 side by side fridges, Craftmatic bed, dinettes sets, matching teal La-Z-Boy recliners, Pfleuger fly wheels (2), Mitchell reel NIB, vintage fishing tackle, Sony music systems, tack boxes, cane rockers, concrete wagon wheels, vintage costume jewelry, bunk beds, books, Snapper 18" hand mower. Too much to list. No early sales. Donna Collins Estate Sales. 7320Garage &Yard SalesSEBRING -ESTATE SALE! 6400 E Lane (Sparta to Bassage follow signs) Sat & Sun 4/2 & 4/3, 8am 2pm. Years of miscellaneous Stuff. 7320Garage &Yard Sales TRAILER WHEELSall aluminum 15" w/ center caps, 1 pair, very good. $50 863-453-7027 TIRES (3)Michelin 215 / 70 -15 $30. 863-443-0912 TIRES -2 Golf Cart, both $30 863-453-4234 TERRARIUM -Large good for frogs & turtles, good condition, $20 863-873-3801 MARINE BATTERYMarine Trolling Battery, new MCA750, RC180. $70 863-273-1846 KITCHEN TABLEglass w/4 chairs. $100. Call 863-201-3769 FISHING EQUIP.4 New Shakespeare Ugly Stick rods and reels. $90 863-273-1846 FILING CABINET2 drawer, complete w/2 sets of files. $20. Call 863-453-3104 CHAIN SAWRemington electric, NEW $40 863-453-4234 BIKE -26" Huffy 18 speed mountain bike, man's, almost new. $75 863-873-3801 BEDRAILS -PUTCO 1 set for Ford F-150 short bed, very nice $65 863-453-7027 7310Bargain Buys STAINED GLASSequipment & materials, patterns, books, tools, various size glass & colors, grinder, cutter, foil etc. $275 obo. 863-382-8198 GENERATORS (2)4000 watt, $200; 4300 watt, $250. Both Good Condition. 863-453-3032 7300Miscellaneous 7180Furniture 7000 MerchandiseSEBRING (2)Available 3926 Kenilworth Blvd, 1500 sq ft, $550/mo : A/C, office, BA, lg overhead door, near Sebring High School. 640 Park St, 6400 sq ft, $2500/mo : A/C, office, BA, 8 overhead doors, 3 phase electric, fenced yard, near Sebring Parkway. 941-416-2813 6750Commercial RentalAVON PARKLarge Retail/Office Building, 100 E. Main St. A MUST SEE! 863-295-9272 6750Commercial RentalHISTORIC DOWNTOWNSEBRING SECURE workshop /warehouse units 500 800 sq. ft. 8' & 12' rollup doors. Small deposit, No lease required. $200 to $400 per month. Lights included. 863-414-7174 or 863-458-9020 6550Warehousesfor RentSEBRING HILLSAREA Looking for single individual to share homes with full use of house. No deposit. All ages may apply. 863-3857771 6450Roommates WantedSEBRING -1BR w/bath, furn/unfurn, W/D, Satellite, full use of home. $400/mo. or $100/wk + dep. 863-304-2849 6400Rooms for RentSEBRING -Weekly/Multi-Week Condo Rentals Avail. Now. Located on Little Lake Jackson across from Harder Hall Golf Club. Lots of ammenities. Starting @ $500/wk. 863-385-5005, ext. 0 6320Seasonal Property 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 -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3BR, 2.5BA, 1CG $800/mo. No Smoking, no pets. 863-655-0311 LAKE PLACIDPet Friendly! Near Lake Placid Boat Ramp with lake access. Unfurnished 1BR, 1BA with appliances and A/C. $500/mo. + $500 security deposit. 863-465-1354 LAKE PLACIDNEAT & CLEAN 2BR, 2BA $475 2BR, 1BA $450 863-465-2924 6300Unfurnished HousesSEBRING -Country Club of Sebring. 2BR, 2BA, den, lanai, pool, beautifully furnished/decorated. Available April 1st. Call 863-386-0340. 6250Furnished Houses LAKE PLACIDNewly remodled! 2/BR, 2/BA Apt/Duplex, Washer / Dryer, Excellent Conditio n. Includes water. $500 monthly plus 1 mo. security. 954-695-8348 LAKE PLACID1BR, 1BA, furnished or unfurnished. GREAT LOCATION! in quiet adult community. $450/mo. + security. 863-465-5262 AVON PARKLEMONTREE APTS: 1BR, 1BA $495/mo +$200 security; Washer/Dryer, Microwave, WSG included. Pets Wlcome. Call Alan, 386-503-8953 AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8598 6200UnfurnishedApartments AVON PARK**** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 SEBRING -2BR, 2BA. Tile floors, fresh paint. Includes water. $600/mo. Call Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 2BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 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 6150FurnishedApartmentsSEBRING VILLA3BR, 2BA, 2 car garage. Wood floors, vaulted ceilings, screened porch. Convenient location near Hospital. Gated community, Clubhouse & pool, lawn maint. incl. $900. mo. Call 863-840-1083. Carole Polk 6100Villas & CondosFor Rent 6000 RentalsWHISPERING PINESVILLAGE 55 plus. 3BR, 3BA, partially furnished. Must see to appreciate. Pay own utilities. Call Mary 863-385-8806 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent SEBRING VILLAGE55 + PARK Must Sell! 2BR, 2BA, furnished, new furniture, enclosed sun room w/ shed & outside patio, $25,000 for more info. Call 863-402-0565. PALM HARBORHOMES Has 3 Modular Homes Available at HUGE Savings Over 40K Off Call Today! 800-622-2832 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesATTENTION: CASH for your Home, Duplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, "As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4320Real Estate Wanted SEBRING OPENHOUSE. Sat & Sun 4/2 & 4/3 1pm 4pm Single 2BR. 2BA, split plan: spacious LR, dining area, lovely kit., family rm., screen patio,ample garage. Walk to clubhouse/pool. $115,000 furnished. 4213 Vantage Cir. off Thunderbird Rd. 1 mi. W of 27. Info. call 863-471-3769 SEBRING -Quiet Neighborhood on great fishing lake; 2,000 sf, 3BR, 2.5BA remodeled home with large garage & boat house. $219,000. 863-655-2278 MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE! SEBRING NO NEED FOR A BANK! Owner Financing 3BR, 1BA remodeled, NICE HOME! Woodlawn Elem. area. 1243 Fernvale Ave. 863-227-2717 4080Homes for SaleSebring SEBRING -RURAL LIVING adjacent to great fishing lake close to Sebring. 3BR, 2BA home, pole barn, 5 acres fenced, zoned agriculture $150,000. 863-655-2278 Make Offer! AVON PARK3BR, 2BA, 1CG 1400 sq ft home. $72,000. Available after Feb. 28, 2011. Owner Financing possible w/ at least 10% down, good credit report and work record. 863-453-5631 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 FinancialHOME CARERN, CNA, PT, OT for local visits in Highlands Great Salary/Excellent benefits Immediate Need!! (863) 401-3550 or fax resume (863) 401-8199 2100Help Wanted TRUCK DRIVEROver-the-Road. Must be able to stay out 3 + weeks at a time. V erifiable experience necessary. Clean driving record a must! Mechanical knowledge a plus. For application or information Call 863-452-5959. SUNRISE COMMUNITYINC is currently accepting applications for the position of: Direct Support Staff. Qualified applicants must meet the following: 18 yrs. old, High school diploma or equivalent, 1 yr. experience medical, or childcare setting, must be able to pass law enforcement background screening and drug test. A ll interested can call for appt. and application informaton: Sunrise Community Inc. 1014 6th Ave. S., Wauchula, Fl. 33873. 863-773-0434 ext. 305 EOE / DFWP SALES /ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Central Florida Ag News Magazine, Highlands County Edition. Advertising experience required. Email resume to: nelson@centralfloridamediagroup.com PAGE DESIGNERIf you enjoy Page Design, this is for you. The News Sun is looking for the right person to help design its news page. Candidates must be exp'd in Quark and Photoshop, as well as have good news judgment. Able to work quickly with min. supervision is necessary. Exp. in Illustrator and In Design is a plus. This position is 20 hrs. hrs. may be flexible. Send sample of work with resume to: humanresources@new ssun.com or Fax to: 352-365-1951 Attn. Human Resources Director, or drop off at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL. Drug test and background check required. EOE A MMUNITION RELOADINGF/T. submit resume & current photo to sales@anderson-arms.com or fax 863-453-7454 2100Help Wanted LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 385-6155 Having something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what you're doing, but no one else does. Call News-Sun classifieds today! 385-6155.

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ALMS.comMuscle Milk Racing’s move to an Aston Martinpowered Lola for the 2011 American LeMans Series presented by Tequila Patron was one of the biggest pieces of news during the offseason. The Series next heads west for the Tequila Patron American LeMans Series at Long Beach with the sleek and screaming closed-top prototype making a return to America’s premier street course event. Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr will drive in the twohour race on Saturday, April 16. “We don’t know how this car will be on the twisty streets,” said team owner and driver Greg Pickett. “It was really built for the big, long and smooth surfaces of European tracks. All I hear from people is how fabulous the car looks, the big howl from the V12 is wonderful. Standy Long Beach, we’ll be there!” The team and the car both competed at Long Beach in 2010. Pickett and Klaus Graf drove a Porsche RS Spyder to a third-place overall finish. The race car, meanwhile, finished second overall in the hands of the Aston Martin Racing works team. This year’s race will be telecast in its entirety on ESPN3.com starting at 7:15 p.m. ET. ESPN2 will provide television coverage fom 5-7 p.m. ETon Sunday, April 17. Visit the American LeMans Series schedule page for more information on tickets sand area accomodations. You can follow the Series on Twitter, almsnotes, on our Facebook page and the official YouTube channel. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING – Years ago, Mary Toney made her mark. The first AfricanAmerican City Councilperson, an activist to better her community, Toney made things happen for the benefit of Sebring. And now her grandson, Blue Streak assistant football and basketball coach and high school faculty member LaVaar Scott, is following in her footsteps, creating the Mary Toney Help Other People Elevate Foundation to continue her legacy. “She fought for a lot of things in the community, like the sidewalk along Martin Luther King for the safety of the kids,” Scott said. “What we’re going to do is be holding functions, athletic activities for the kids to try to inspire them, motivate them and give them something to do.” Saturday morning tipped off the first annual Mary Toney H.O.P.E. Foundation Community Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament at Sebring High School, which saw the Blue Streak gym filled with youngsters anxious to take the court in the day-long event. T-shirts adorned with the tournaments name were given to the kids upon registration before the kids warmed up and got the action underway in various age-group brackets. In the mix was the only all girl team, consisting of Gianna Woods, Cadie O’Hern and Emily Bible SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Sunday, April 3, 2011 Outta the Woods Tony Young Back in November, my girlfriend, Katie Hughes, and I each applied for 2011 spring turkey quota hunt permits. Katie has never bagged a turkey before, so I really want her to have an opportunity to get one. I was hoping the “guest permit” would increase the odds of us being able to hunt together. If I got drawn, we would obtain a guest permit in her name, and if she got drawn, she would take me as her guest. I was not successful this year in drawing a spring turkey quota permit, but I am happy to report that Katie was, drawing the weekend of April 15-17 on L. Kirk Edwards Wildlife and Environmental Area in Tallahassee. For those who didn’t get drawn, missed the application period or want even more hunting opportunities, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has 42 wildlife management areas (WMAs) where you don’t need a quota permit to hunt during all or parts of the spring turkey season. All you need in most cases is a hunting license ($17 for residents, $46 for a 10-day nonresident license), a management area permit ($26) and a turkey permit ($10 for residents, $125 for out-of-state hunters). On a few of them, you also need a daily quota or daily use permit, both of which are free and given out at the management areas’ check stations on a firstcome, first-served basis. For a list of these 42 WMAs, go to MyFWC.com/Hunting. Hunting spring turkeys on WMAs is much like hunting them on private property, except for a couple of things. The first exception is that you may not shoot a turkey past 1 p.m. on a WMA. On private lands, you may hunt them until sunset. The other thing I need to mention doesn’t have anything to do with legal requirements, but is arguably more important, and that is, that you don’t know who else is hunting around you on a WMA. On private property, you may be the only person hunting a particular small tract o f land. In the case of a hunting club or large piece of leased property, you might have to stay within a designated area or you mark where you’re going to be hunting that day on the camp’s check-in map. That way, everyone knows where everyone else is going to be. On WMAs, however, you don’t have that luxury, so you should take even more proactive steps to ensure safe hunting. The FWC and National Wild Turkey Federation Hunting public land turkeys See TURKEY, page 3B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Above: Foundation and event director LaVaar Scott talks to parents and children before tipping off the First Annual Mary Toney H.O.P.E. Community Three-On-Three Basketball Tournament at the Sebring High School Gym Saturday morning. Keeping the H.O.P.E alive See H.O.P.E., page 4B News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE T hursday's rains washed away area high school baseball, Avon Park's scheduled contest against DeSoto and Sebring's match-up with Bartow. Both teams look to get back to action Tuesday, with the Red Devils hosting Mulberry and the Streaks welcoming Osceola in district play. The Green Dragons of Lake Placid also lace them back up Tuesday with a district contest at Fort Meade. Rainy day Thursday Photo courtesy of ALMS.com Muscle Milk and its' Aston Martin-powered Lola heads to Long Beach for the next race of the 2011 American LeMans Series presented by Tequila Patron. New Car, Same Goal for Muscle Milk AMR By KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated PressORLANDO — It’s not that Magic coach Stan Van Gundy doesn’t believe some teams can flip a mental switch prior to the postseason. He just doesn’t believe his team is one of them. Dwight Howard had 26 points and 14 rebounds, Jameer Nelson added 15 points and the Magic did just enough for an 89-77 victory over the shorthanded Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night. But with six games left in the regular season, Van Gundy knows his team is far from playoff-ready. “We have to play at a higher level than we did to tonight. We have to,” Van Gundy said. “We’ve got to start getting serious about it. ... We’re gonna hit the switch and have no power.” Quentin Richardson also had 14 points off the bench for the Magic, who snapped a two-game losing streak by improving to 3-0 against the Bobcats this season. But many of the sluggish offensive tendencies that Magic run past Bobcats, 89-77 See MAGIC, page 4B MCTphoto Dwight Howard went for 26 points and 14 rebounds in the Magic's win over Charlotte Friday.

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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.Wings of Faith GolfSEBRING – Wings of Faith Worship Center presents the First Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 16 at Country Club of Sebring. Check-in is from 7:30-8:15 a.m. with a Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Platinum Sponsor $500 includes one team of four golfers, one tee sign and two green signs; Gold Sponsor $300 includes one team of four golfers, one green sign; Silver Sponsor $150 includes one green sign, one tee sign; Bronze Sponsor $100 includes one green sign. Individual player $60 includes green fees, cart and lunch ($70 after March 26). Team of Four Golfers $240 includes green fees, cart and lunch ($280 after March 26). Make checks payable to: Wings of Faith CWC, P.O. Box 1227, Sebring, FL 33871, or register online at wingsoffaithchristianworshipcenter.com Proceeds to be donated to scholarship program for graduates attending Wings of Faith Christian Worship Center. For more information, call Jason Hankerson at 253-2234; jasonhankerson@gmail.com or Alvin Walters Sr. at 381-5706, alvinwalterssr@yahoo.com ."Doc Owen" Golf TourneyAVON PARK – The Avon Park Noon Rotary Club will host its Second Annual David “Doc Owen” Golf tournament on Saturday, April 16 at Highlands Ridge North. The two-person scramble-format entry fee is $60 per person with prizes in flight groups, lunch, goodie bag and refreshments on the course. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Entry information and check payable to Avon Park Noon Rotary mailed to Chet Brojek, 3310 Par Rd, Sebring, FL 33872. Golfers should include their names and handicaps along with their check. Those needing a form may email Brojek at cbrojek@comcast.net or call at 385-4736. Business entry of two-persons plus a hole sign for a total of $200 is available for the first time this year. All Rotary club members are urged to support participate in the event that benefits local Rotary charity projects. Business hole signs for $100 are also available by contacting Chet via email or phone.Sandy Foster MemorialSEBRING – NU-HOPE Elder Care Services annual golf tournament is just around the corner. The NU-HOPE Board of Directors has chosen to rename the golf tournament this year in memory of Sandy Foster, former Executive Director of NU-HOPE Elder Care Services. Sandy passed away very unexpectedly in September of last year. Sandy loved golf and ran a very successful golf tournament for 13 years; in his memory the tournament will be renamed the “Sandy Foster Memorial/NU-HOPE golf tournament.” This year we are continuing with Sandy’s passion for the tournament with flight, raffle and door prizes. In the last three years the field was full, with a wait list, so sign up soon! The first annual Sandy Foster Memorial/NU-HOPE golf tournament will be held on Saturday, April 9, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, at the Country Club of Sebring. The tournament will be a two-person scramble format. Entry fee will be $60 per person ($120 per team) which includes lunch afterwards and refreshments during the tournament. Registration forms are available at the Country Club of Sebring Pro Shop (John Vickers) or can be obtained via mail or fax by calling Debbie Slade at 382-2134. Business sponsorships are also available for this event. The revenue from this event is used for the ‘local match’amount this organization needs each year to secure federal and state grant funds in our effort to continue providing home and communitybased services to the frail and needy elderly residents of Highlands and Hardee Counties. Elks Lodge Golf TourneySEBRING – This month’s Elks gol f tournament will be held on Monday April 4th at Harder Hall Country Club. Cost for the 8 a.m. shotgun start is $26 per player. To register either your team or as an individual player, contact Jack McLaughlin at 471-3295 or by email a t jacknjudy33872@gmail.com Check in not later than 7:40 a.m. in the Harder Hall Golf Course restaurant area.Barefoot Waterski TourneyFORTMYERS – The 10th annual Deuceapalooza Barefoot Endurance Tournament is set for Saturday, April 9 in Fort Myers. This tournament is open to waterski enthusiasts of all ages. Trophies and cash prizes will be handed out. Participants will receive a free Tshirt. For information, call Deuce at (239) 693-1975. EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB y-Boston5223.693 x-Philadelphia4036.5261212New York3738.49315 New Jersey2352.30729 Toronto2054.2703112Southeast Division WLPctGB x-Miami5323.697 x-Orlando4828.6325 x-Atlanta4432.5799 Charlotte3243.4272012Washington1956.2533312Central Division WLPctGB y-Chicago5520.733 Indiana3542.45521 Milwaukee3045.40025 Detroit2649.34729 Cleveland1560.20040WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB x-San Antonio5719.750 x-Dallas5322.707312New Orleans4333.56614 Memphis4333.56614 Houston4036.52617 Northwest Division WLPctGB x-Oklahoma City5025.667 Denver4629.6134 Portland4432.579612Utah3640.4741412Minnesota1759.2243312Pacific Division WLPctGB y-L.A. Lakers5520.733 Phoenix3738.49318 Golden State3244.4212312L.A. Clippers2947.3822612Sacramento2154.2803412x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ___ Friday's Games Indiana 89, Milwaukee 88 Orlando 89, Charlotte 77 Philadelphia 115, New Jersey 90 Washington 115, Cleveland 107 Chicago 101, Detroit 96 Miami 111, Minnesota 92 Memphis 93, New Orleans 81 Atlanta 88, Boston 83 Houston 119, San Antonio 114, OT Phoenix 111, L.A. Clippers 98 Portland 98, Oklahoma City 91 Denver 99, Sacramento 90 L.A. Lakers 96, Utah 85 Saturday's Games Toronto at Chicago, late Minnesota at Memphis, late Philadelphia at Milwaukee, late Dallas at Golden State, late Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, late Sunday's Games Phoenix at San Antonio, 1 p.m. Denver at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m. Utah at Sacramento, 6 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 6 p.m. Washington at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Miami at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Cleveland at New York, 6 p.m. Orlando at Toronto, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Houston, 7 p.m. Indiana at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Dallas at Portland, 9 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA x-Philadelphia462210102245207 x-Pittsburgh4525898221190 N.Y. Rangers4132587220188 New Jersey3636577162193 N.Y. Islanders30361272218246 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA x-Boston43231197232182 Montreal4130789205203 Buffalo3929987226214 Toronto36321082209238 Ottawa30381070181239 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA x-Washington452211101211188 x-Tampa Bay42241195230231 Carolina37301084220228 Atlanta33321278212249 Florida29371270188216WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit44231098247226 Nashville42261094206184 Chicago4227892246212 Columbus34311381209240 St. Louis35331080226228 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA z-Vancouver52179113253177 Calgary39291189240232 Minnesota3732882195217 Colorado2940866217273 Edmonton23431157182255 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA x-San Jose4523999230199 Phoenix42251296224217 Los Angeles4427694210184 Anaheim4428593223223 Dallas38271187209218 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot z-clinched conference ___ Friday's Games Chicago 4, Columbus 3, SO Colorado 4, Phoenix 3, SO New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 2 Calgary 3, St. Louis 2 Saturday's Games Atlanta at Boston, late Tampa Bay at Minnesota, late Detroit at Nashville, late Dallas at Los Angeles, late Toronto at Ottawa, late Montreal at New Jersey, late Carolina at N.Y. Islanders, late Buffalo at Washington, late Pittsburgh at Florida, late Edmonton at Vancouver, late Anaheim at San Jose, late Sunday's Games N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 12:30 p.m. Buffalo at Carolina, 5 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 5 p.m. St. Louis at Columbus, 5 p.m. Tampa Bay at Chicago, 7 p.m. Calgary at Colorado, 8 p.m. Dallas at Anaheim, 8 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Baltimore101.000 New York101.000 Toronto101.000 Boston01.0001 Tampa Bay01.0001 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago101.000 Kansas City11.50012Cleveland01.0001 Detroit01.0001 Minnesota01.0001 West Division WLPctGB Seattle101.000 Texas101.000 Los Angeles11.50012Oakland01.0001 ___ Friday's Games Chicago White Sox 15, Cleveland 10 Texas 9, Boston 5 Toronto 13, Minnesota 3 Baltimore 4, Tampa Bay 1 Kansas City 2, L.A. Angels 1 Seattle 6, Oakland 2 Saturday's Games Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, late Minnesota at Toronto, late L.A. Angels at Kansas City, late Detroit at N.Y. Yankees, late Baltimore at Tampa Bay, late Boston at Texas, late Seattle at Oakland, late Sunday's Games Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. Detroit at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Minnesota at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 1:40 p.m. Boston at Texas, 2:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Atlanta101.000 Florida101.000 Philadelphia101.000 New York01.0001 Washington01.0001 Central Division WLPctGB Cincinnati101.000 Pittsburgh101.000 Chicago01.0001 Houston01.0001 Milwaukee01.0001 St. Louis01.0001 West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles201.000 Arizona101.00012San Diego101.00012Colorado01.000112San Francisco02.0002 ___ Friday's Games Philadelphia 5, Houston 4 Pittsburgh 6, Chicago Cubs 3 Arizona 7, Colorado 6, 11 innings Florida 6, N.Y. Mets 2 L.A. Dodgers 4, San Francisco 3 Saturday's Games Atlanta at Washington, late Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, late San Diego at St. Louis, late San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, late Houston at Philadelphia, late Milwaukee at Cincinnati, late N.Y. Mets at Florida, late Arizona at Colorado, late Sunday's Games Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Florida, 1:10 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 1:35 p.m. Houston at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m. San Diego at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, 8:05 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League TEXAS RANGERSTraded INF Marcus Lemon to the Atlanta Braves for cash considerations. National League CHICAGO CUBSSelected the contract of OF Reed Johnson from Iowa (PCL). LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: Softball at Sonrise Christian,6:30 p.m.; Boys/Girls Tennis at District Tournaments,TBA TUESDAY: Baseball at Fort Meade,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Mulberry,5:30/7:30 p.m.; Track and Field hosts meet,4:30 p.m. Sebring MONDAY: Baseball at DeSoto,7 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball vs.Osceola,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Osceola,5/7 p.m.; Boys/Girls Tennis at District Tournaments,TBA; Track and Field at Lake Placid,4:30 p.m. THURSDAY: Softball vs.Haines City,6:30 p.m.; Track and Field at Moore Haven,4:30 p.m. SFCC TUESDAY: Softball at St.Petersburg,5 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Baseball vs.Pasco-Hernando,5 p.m. THURSDAY: Softball vs.Pasco-Hernando,5 p.m. SATURDAY: Baseball vs.State College of Florida,2 p.m. Avon Park TUESDAY: Baseball vs.Mulberry,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Fort Meade,6 p.m. THURSDAY: Baseball at Sonrise Christian,6 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball at Lake Placid,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Mulberry,5/7 p.m. A A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NASCAR Goody's Fast Pain Relief 500. F F O O X XN N H H L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C C 7 7 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NM M A A J J O O R R L L E E A A G G U U E E B B A A S S E E B B A A L L L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Baltimore at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 2 2 p p . m m . Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs . . . . . . . . . . . W W G G N N 2 2 p p . m m . Boston at Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T B B S S 8 8 p p . m m . San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Minnesota at N.Y. Yankees . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NT TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . L.A. Angels at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NC C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 9 9 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament Final . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S ST T E E N N N N I I S S S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Sony Ericsson Open, Men's Final . . . . . . . C C B B S SW W O O M M E E N N ' S S C C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament, Final Four. . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament, Final Four. . . . E E S S P P N NT TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament Final. . . . . . E E S S P P N NTimes, games, channels all subject to change C C O O L L L L E E G G E E G G Y Y M M N N A A S S T T I I C C S S S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . SEC Championship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2G G O O L L F F S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 9 9 a a . m m . EuroPGA Trophee Hassan . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 1 1 p p . m m . PGA Shell Houston Open . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . PGA Shell Houston Open . . . . . . . . . .. . . N N B B C C 4 4 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship . . . G G O O L L F FH H I I G G H H S S C C H H O O O O L L B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 4 4 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Slam Dunk/3-Point Championships . . . . . C C B B S SN N B B A A S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Phoenix at San Antonio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Denver at L.A. Lakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C CB B O O W W L L I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . PBA Dick Weber Playoffs . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NB B O O X X I I N N G G T TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . Cristian Favela vs. Jessie Vargas . . . . . . . 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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011Page 3B (NWTF) stress to hunters to always positively identify your target before pulling the trigger. Here are a few things you can do to help prevent such unwanted incidents: Some of the turkey hunters you’re likely to run into out there are so good at their “calling” that it’s sometimes hard to tell if it’s a nearby hunter making those sounds or if it’s the real thing. Always assume such questionable sounds and movements are being made by another hunter, until you can positively identify the source. And if you do come across another turkey hunter, and you’re not sure if he sees you, wave your arms and whistle, or say something loud enough for him to hear you, to announce your presence. Speaking of turkey calling, there’s one turkey call I plan on leaving at home, and that’s my gobble tube. I don’t mind other hunters thinking there may be a crow, owl or hen turkey nearby, but I sure don’t want to be shaking a gobble tube (imitating a gobbler) in the brush and have any hunters within hearing distance start heading my way – or, worse yet, make a hunter within gunshot range think there’s a big tom in the bushes. While I might be leaving that gobble tube behind, one other thing we will be bringing and using, even though it’s not required, is hunter-orange vests. We plan to wear them when we walk to and from the truck and any set-up points. As soon as we settle in and get in position, we’ll remove them and place them out of sight of any approaching turkey. As a safety precaution, the NWTF urges hunters not to stalk turkeys. But, if Katie and I decide to pick up and go after a bird we hear that may be “henned up” and not responding to our calls – in order to get better position on him – you can bet we’ll both be wearing our orange vests. Good luck and be safe out there, y’all. After studying aerial photographs and doing some on-theground scouting, with a little luck, Tony hopes to be able to call a big tom to within shotgun range, so that Katie can have the opportunity of harvesting her first-ever turkey. Continued from 1B Turkey hunting tips Courtesy photo On Saturday, Feb. 19, the Martial Arts America tournament team traveled to Deltona and competed in the elite White Lion T ae Kwan Do championship. The squad was trained and coached by Master Henry and Master Hank. Tae Kwan Do schools from all over the state attended and competed in the event. All Martial Arts America students, ranging in age from 3 to 56, were succesful in demonstrating their highly developed martial arts skills. The team brought home 24 gold medals, 11 silver and 8 bronze the highest medal count by any school competing in the tournament. If you are interested in being a part of Martial Arts America's tournament team of champions, call 471-2467 for your free trial lesson. Martial Arts America brings home the hardware Special to the News-SunAVON PARK – SFCC Athleticswill host a Two Day Fun Sport Selection camp on Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10 for girls and boys aged 6-16. Each day the camp runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with campers choosing their own sport, whether it is Beach Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Softball or Soccer. During the morning portion each day, campers will stretch, do plyometrics, agility drills, work on strength and flexibility, learn arm and body care and get introduced to the Fitness Center. Lunch is then provided with the campers then delving into the sport they chose and wrapping it up with activities in the SFCC pool. Registration and check-in from 8:15-8:55 a.m., and preregistration is not necessary as walk-ups are accepted. The rate for one day is $50 and $95 for both days. The camp will be aministered by SFCC head and assistant coaches, with help from SFCC student-athletes. For questions or more information, contact Camp Director and SFCC Athletic Director Rick Hitt at 7847036. SFCC Panther Fun Camps Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN€385-6155

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By JON KRAWCZYNSKI Associated PressMINNEAPOLIS — Dwyane Wade scored 32 points, LeBron James added 27 points, 10 assists and six rebounds, and the Miami Heat turned a tight game into a rout in the third quarter of a 111-92 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Chris Bosh added 24 points and 11 rebounds for the Heat, who trailed at halftime but opened the third quarter with a staggering 251 run to take control. Miami reduced its magic number for clinching the Southeast Division to one, with Orlando’s victory over Charlotte on Friday preventing the Heat from wrapping it up. Kevin Love had 18 points and seven rebounds for the Timberwolves, who have lost nine games in a row. NOTES: Mike Miller missed his third straight game with a sprained right knee. against Charlotte, a concern for Magic team that has also been struggling with injuries lately. The Bobcats, who began the night chasing Indiana for the East’s final playoff spot, lost an opportunity to close the gap with just seven games to play. Dante Cunningham led Charlotte with 21 points and D.J. Augustin added 19. The Magic were without reserve guards J.J. Redick, Gilbert Arenas and Chris Duhon, while the Bobcats played without starting forward Stephen Jackson, Tyrus Thomas and Shaun Livingston. Bobcats coach Paul Silas said his team’s ability to compete despite the missing pieces is the biggest positive he took away from Friday’s loss. “That’s exactly what’s driving us, even with being as short-handed as we are,” said Silas, whose team fell two games back of the Pacers, an 89-88 winner over Milwaukee on Friday night. “These guys are still playing with teams that we can beat.” Kwame Brown said the lack of Jackson’s presence made the biggest difference. “It’s very big,” Brown said. “That’s a 20-point scorer. He makes the defenses honest. They have to guard him. They packed in the paint on defense and kind of dared our guys to shoot.” The Bobcats shot just 45 percent for the game and 1 of 9 from the 3-point line. Orlando took command of the game by doing the best job of overcoming the holes in its rotation. The Magic led by as many as 12 in the first half and took a 10-point lead into the fourth quarter. The Bobcats scored the first two baskets of the final period to get within 70-64, but a 12-2 spurt by the Magic made it 88-66 with under 5 minutes to play. That effectively ended any hopes of a Charlotte comeback. The Bobcats had their toughest time adjusting offensively in the first half as the Magic built a 49-39 lead. Howard exploited Charlotte’s frontcourt absences early, hitting 5 of 6 from the field and finishing with 11 points. Nelson had 11 of his own, while Bass and Richardson each had eight. Howard also got in some rare rest in the opening 24 minutes as the Magic’s cushion hovered around double digits. Seldom-used Malik Allen logged some minutes when Howard was on the bench. Cunningham and Augustin had 11 points apiece for Charlotte, which shot 47 percent from the field. The Bobcats’bench produced only four points, though, and they were just 1 for 6 from beyond the arc. The Magic had four 3s in the half and scored 13 points off eight turnovers. Orlando shot a paltry 42 percent from the field for the game, but were saved by their nine 3s and 21 points off 13 turnovers. Orlando also had 12 turnovers of its own after committing just six in its previous outing against Atlanta. They have little time to fix their problems, with a trip to Toronto on Sunday. Forward Ryan Anderson said no one in the Magic’s locker room is pushing the panic button, though. “Just the defensive end I think we really need to work on,” Anderson said. “Our defensive rotations and I think we’re turning the ball over a lot. Those are probably the two main focuses we need to work on for playoffs. “I think that right now we’re trying to get better,” he said. “We’re not gonna have a lot of time to practice, the games are gonna be our practices.” NOTES: Jackson was out with a strained left hamstring, Livingston with a bruised tailbone and Thomas with a sore left knee. ... Van Gundy said it is “status quo” regarding the lower abdominal strain that’s kept G J.J. Redick sidelined 11 straight games. The team will know Monday or Tuesday what is possible for him the remainder of the season. ... Arenas sat out after missing Friday’s morning shoot around because of “chills.” Page 4BNews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011www.newssun.com This summer the South Florida Community College volleyball program has more camps to offer than ever before. Listed below you will see opportunities for sand and indoor camps. If there is a camp date that you could attend but the age group is different than yours please call and special arrangements could be made. Individual private sessions for indoor and sand are available year-round. Call/Email to schedule today! June 2011 Sand: 13th-16th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 8:30-10:30 a.m. (Grades 9-12) $60 Indoor: 13th16th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 11:301:30 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 10:30 a.m. (Grades 9-12) $60 Indoor: 11th-14th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 11:301:30 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 a t kim.crawford@southflorida.edu, cell: 863-835-2377, o r Office: 863-784-7037. Panther Volleyball Camps LARRYLAGE Associated PressAUBURN HILLS, Mich. — Dennis Rodman has been voted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Rodman says he was informed Thursday to be in Houston for Monday’s announcement before the championship game of the NCAAtournament. The five-time NBA champion and two-time defensive player of the year was honored Friday night by the Detroit Pistons, who retired his No. 10 jersey during halftime of their game against the Chicago Bulls. Rodman was among 12 finalists for the Hall o f Fame this year along with players such as Jamaal Wilkes, Maurice Cheeks, Chris Mullin and Ralph Sampson. The induction ceremony is in August. Detroit selected Rodman in the second round of the 1986 draft of Southeastern Oklahoma. The native of Trenton, N.J., also played fo r Chicago, San Antonio, the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas. Dennis Rodman says he's headed for Hall of Fame who vowed to best the boys in the competition. “We just want to bring the kids in, have speakers at the different events and have a positive impact,”Scott said. “We’ll be having some fundraisers as well, to help support these events, and we’ve already started a Community Clean-Up program in Washington Park which we do every two months. “This event is not about making money,” he continued. “With the T-shirts and everything, we’re not making any money on this. This is just for the kids and to get the name more recognized for future events.” Coming up will be a football camp for aspiring players on the gridiron. “We’re getting a lot of help from the community and I’m really thankful to all those helping out,” Scott said. “We had 23 teams signed up for this, so it’s a good start.” Agood start for this as well as making his grandmother proud. Continued from 1B H.O.P.E. events for the kids News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE A bove: Michael Sholtz tries to turn the corner against the defense of Tyree Dellop at the Sebring High School Gym Saturday at the Mary Toney H.O.P.E Foundation Community Three-On-Three Basketball Tournament. Below: Lewis Gunter drives to the hoop for the Little Celtics against Cadie O'Hern of the Lady Magic Saturday morning. Continued from 1B Magic hold off shorthanded Charlotte Heat blast Timberwolves

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Breakfasts and lunches being served in the Highlands County School District for the upcoming week of April 4-8 include: HIGH SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast French toast sticks, sausage patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked french fries, orange glazed carrots, cheddar cheese stick, tossed salad, applesauce snacking cake, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's cheeseburger pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, cocoa clodhoppers, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Turkey enchiladas, salsa, yellow rice, burger, cheeseburger, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, carrots and dip, great northern beans, diced pears, dried blueberries, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast frittata, breakfast pizza, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's cheeseburger pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, broccoli, potato wedges, Colby Jack cheese stick, salsa, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast Sausage biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted juices, assorted fresh fruit, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Chicken tenders, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, PBJ sandwich meal, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad plate, baked french fries, carrots and dip, corn, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberr y milk. ACADEMY SCHOOLS Monday Lunch Homestyle pork roast, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, green beans, apple crisp, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, scalloped potatoes, corn cobbettes, rosy applesauce, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Lunch Beefaroni, garlic breadstick, orange glazed carrots, tossed salad, cocoa clodhoppers, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Lunch Cheeseburger, dill stack, potato puffs, carrots and dip, fruited Jell-O, vanilla clodhoppers, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, mixed vegetables, peach cup, fresh apple slices, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. MIDDLE SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast French toast sticks, sausage patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, orange glazed carrots, cheddar cheese stick, tossed salad, applesauce snacking cake, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, cocoa clodhoppers, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Breakfast pizza, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Turkey enchiladas, salsa, yellow rice, burger, cheeseburger, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, carrots and dip, great northern beans, diced pears, dried blueberries, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast frittata, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, broccoli, potato wedges, Colby Jack cheese stick, salsa, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast Sausage biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Mama Sofia's pepperoni pizza, Mama Sofia's cheese pizza, burger, cheeseburger, chicken tenders, dinner roll, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad plate, PBJ sandwich meal, carrots and dip, corn, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast French toast sticks, sausage patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Blast, Jump Start kits, white milk. Lunch Homestyle pork roast, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut butter and Jelly sandwich, turkey chef salad, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, green beans, apple crisp, very berry juice bar, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Blueberry/sausage pancake, strawberry cup, chocolate milk, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, peach cup, chocolate milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, scalloped potatoes, corn cobbettes, rosy applesauce, very berry juice bar, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, peach cup, chocolate milk, blueberry/sausage pancake, strawberry cup, chocolate milk. Lunch Beefaroni, garlic breadstick, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, orange glazed carrots, tossed salad, cocoa clodhoppers, fresh apple slices, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast frittata, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Breakfast frittata, orange juice, chocolate milk, Whole Grain PopTarts, apple juice, chocolate milk. Lunch Cheeseburger, dill stack, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, potato puffs, carrots and dip, fruited Jell-O, very berry juice bar, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberr y milk. Friday Breakfast Sausage pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Whole Grain PopTarts, apple juice, chocolate milk, breakfast frittata, orange juice, chocolate milk. Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, mixed vegetables, ice cream sandwich, peach cup, fresh apple slices, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. KINDERGARTEN LEARNING CENTER Monday Lunch Homestyle pork roast, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, green beans, apple crisp, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, scalloped potatoes, corn cobbettes, rosy applesauce, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Lunch Beefaroni, garlic breadstick, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, orange glazed carrots, cocoa clodhoppers, fresh apple slices, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Lunch Cheeseburger, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, potato puffs, carrots and dip, fruited Jell-O, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, mixed vegetables, ice cream sandwich, peach cup, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011Page 5B CHALKTALK Walker Memorial Academy plans musical concertAVON PARK – Do not miss this free concert featuring the Walker Memorial Academy Symphonic Band, Academy Choir and the nationally awarded Fire ‘n Steel drums Steel Band at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the WMAgym at 1525 W. Avon Blvd.Learn the fundamentals of good writingAVON PARK –If you’ve ever been uncomfortable about your ability to write well, you can learn techniques to help you break through that wall of uncertainty when it comes to putting “pen to paper”. There is no special equipment for this class, except an ordinary 8-by-11-inch lined yellow note pad and your brain. Two evening classes instructed by Jeannette Zesch will be taught at Walker Memorial Academy. Students going into grades 9-12 will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays, July 6-27. The cost for the seven sessions is $80. Adults of all ages will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays, July 5-28. The cost for the eight sessions is $90. Call Walker Memorial Academy at 453-3131 ext. 201 to register and pay a $10 non-refundable deposit. The remaining balance is due the first week of class. Snapshots School Menus Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun

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Page 6BNews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011www.newssun.com Special to the News-SunAVON PARK –South Florida Community College (SFCC) Community Education is offering new classes this spring at the Highlands Campus, Avon Park. Basic Home Computer will teach students the components of a pc system, understanding the desktop, icons, opening multiple windows, screensavers, and backgrounds. This class is for beginning computer students working with MS Windows XP. Class meets from 5:307:30 p.m. Mondays, May 23 to July 25. The cost is $94 and includes a book. Aquabics is a moderatelypaced aerobic water exercise class for toning and building strength in a heated pool. Water exercise is easy on the joints but still provides resistance. Morning and evening classes will be offered May 6 to July 29. Aquacize is a gentle water exercise class for people with arthritis and is sanctioned by the Arthritis Foundation. The classes meet May 6 to July 29. Lap Swimming is an excellent way to exercise and cross train. Each class is one hour and students have the ability to swim at their own pace. This class meets from 10-11 a.m. or 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Thursday, May 5 to May 31 and June 2 to July 28. The cost is $22 for May and $47 for June and July. Work out on state-of-theart, 10-station Nautilus equipment in the Nautilus class. Afitness instructor will design a program with the student’s goals in mind. The class meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, May 4 to July 25. The cost is $61 for the term. Learn the graceful art of Tai Chi and improve your balance, flexibility, breathing, and muscle strength and control. The class meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, May 23 to June 29, and the cost is $40. For detailed days and times, call 453-6661, ext. 7388. Register in Building B at the Highlands Campus or any SFCC campus or center. For more information, contact Lauren Redick at 4536661, ext. 7388 or 7392. SFCC Community Education announces summer classes CHALKTALK Courtesy photo Heartland Christian School elementary students in grades first through fourth recently qualified to participate in the ACSI Regional Spelling Bee in Palm Harbor/Clearwater. Pictured (from left) includes fourth-grader Paige Kaser, second-grader Courtney Hess, third-grader Kassandra Cruz, second-grader Catrina Lim, third-grader Kyle Fronda (below), fourth-grader Jabez Asuncion (above), first-grader Gaby Castillo, first-grader Aly Smyth and Spelling Bee coordinator/kindergarten teacher Linda Hay. Jabez Asuncion also won second place overall in the fourth-grade division competing against 30-plus students. Top spellers Special to the News-SunAVON PARK —Law enforcement agencies from across the United States recently attended a rural police institute training symposium at South Florida Community College. Coordinated by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, these symposiums, which focus on advanced specialized training for rural agencies, are necessary to provide training that is not often available in rural areas. “Rural law enforcement agencies deal with a wider variety of crimes than larger departments do,” said Adam Martin, coordinator of SFCC Criminal Justice Training. “In larger departments, detectives will immediately take over in felony investigations. However in rural departments, the same officers deal with everything from minor parking violations to felony crimes. Rural officers also do these jobs with fewer tools and resources than officers in larger departments.” The symposium covered a variety of topics including Tactical Handcuffing and Searching Principles, Roadside Interview and Interrogation, Digital Photography for LEOs, Prevention of Police Suicide, Active Shooter and Hidden Weapons. “The topics covered were geared toward officer safety and current issues facing departments and officers today,” Martin said. “Rural departments don’t often have as large of training budgets as large departments, so training can be limited. “Through the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, we are able to help our rural officers keep up with their counterparts as well as keep them safe on the job.” Law enforcement agencies hold training at SFCC Courtesy photo Roberta Case, Polk County Sheriff's Office, and Deighton Bolt, Hendry County Deputy Sheriff K9, participate in the Tactical Handcuffing seminar during the rural police institute training symposium. GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCEƒ

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011Page 7B ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT One of the most highly touted claims of those practicing the visual arts when they did not practice their art is “I just wasn’t inspired.” For some reason, we are led to believe that a painter, or writer, or composer has to feel some special light of inspiration in order to be able to work, a light that is very often, if not always, nebulous and elusive, as if the mythical Muses have to be present for one’s talent to function. This became the theme at Tuesday night’s ‘Art Sparks!’at the Highlands Art League’s Yellow House Gallery as I demonstrated the process of bringing a painting drawn and blocked in with acrylics into its final stages using oils. Iannounced to the audience, “Tonight, I just don’t have within me what it takes to paint!” And, as I began painting, the discussion was launched. What to do when we are without energy or inspiration? Really, it applies to everyone, in every endeavor. We are thankful that the doctor or nurse, garbage collector or teacher does not wait to be inspired before going to work each day. They know they have to follow the Nike advice: Just Do It! Ahuge portion of our society has watched as American Idol finalists step out on stage feverish with the flu or moment by moment battling Tourette’s, or worse, and yet, they give it all they’ve got to deliver the performance of a lifetime. As they say, the show must go on! So, why is the visual artist so often encouraged to swallow that self-defeating lie If the rest of the world must simply put one foot in front of the other day after day to accomplish their goals, why would the same not be true for the artist, also? Getting materials out, putting the paint on the palette, mixing a color, each thing in small steps, builds momentum. The first stroke of paint on a less important area opens the tactile sense of the richness of the paint. Minor corrections to an errant drawing open the mind to the subject at hand. Astep backward to view the result opens the heart, and suddenly, one is on a roll and cannot be stopped! Inspiration can be elusive, but all too often it is very easily found again with just a little action prodding it along. The artist who lacks inspiration to paint needs to look no further than at those around him at any given time and be inspired by the courage and fortitude of every person he sees doing small (and often thankless!) jobs one step at a time. This week was the final Tuesday Night ‘Art Sparks!’ event for this season, but additional activities and events which spark the light of inspiration may be found by checking the Highlands Art League’s website at www.highlandsartleague.org. Anne Watson teaches painting in oils and acrylics, drawing and digital media at the Highlands Art League in Sebring, as well as in Avon Park and Lake Placid, and features a broad range of commercial and personal artwork. She may be reached at anne@annewatsonstudio.com and 863-449-0822. A rolling stone gathers no moss Special to the News-SunSEBRING — Duffer’s Sports Grille is offering a HypnoLarryous Show from 8-10 p.m., Saturday. Larry Silver, who is an actor, director, stand-up comedian and master hypnotist, will provide a fun and entertaining interactive experience which will include audience participation. He combines the art of theatre with improvisational comedy allowing the audience to volunteer to become the stars of the show. In the beginning of the show, he will share comedic insights into the mysteries surrounding the ancient art of hypnotism. Silver is an accomplished actor and director with many commercials, several television shows and even a couple of movies. By 1986, he was a stand-up comedian and began helping others in his craft to find creative outlets. He opened his firs t Groucho’s Comedy Club, the longest running comedy club chain in Florida in 1990. He has taken his HypnoLarryous show all over the world. Bubba James, comedian and radio personality with 106.9 The Bull FM, will be the opening act. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased a t Duffer’s in advance or a t the door. Reservations are recommended. The kitchen will stop serving food a t 7:45 p.m. Duffer’s is at 6940 U.S. 27 North, Sebring. Call 382-6339 for details. Duffer's Grille to offer HypnoLarryous Show Saturday night Inspiration comes by doing, as seen in A Yellow Rose' by Anne Watson. Guest Column Anne Watson Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID — The Friends of the Lake Placid Memorial Library will host a concert featuring classic country music performed by Barney and Nancy Miesse of Lake Placid at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, at the library. Barney and Nancy have been making music together many years under their stage name of “Barney and Nancy” and have played to many local audiences including many of the area churches. Most recently, they played a series of concerts at the Henscratch Winery. They have also been entertainers at the Orange Blossom Opry in Weirsdale, next to the huge Villages community. (http://www.obopry.com) Nancy sings and plays the autoharp while Barney also sings and is featured on the guitar. Ron Holmes will also be joining the duo for this performance playing the bass guitar. Barney and Nancy also frequently add music from the 1950s and ’60s to their presentation. This small group should be yet another fine show at the Lake Placid Memorial Library presented by the Friends of the Lake Placid Memorial Library. They join a list of performers that have been guests of the Friends in this continuing set of shows called the Cultural Series for All Ages. 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The Community Calendar provides a brief listing of local clubs and organizations who meet on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of the group to update the News-Sunon any changes in this listing by calling 385-6155, ext. 516; send any changes by e-mail toeditor@newssun.com;or mail them to News-SunCommunity Calendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870. S UNDAY American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 1-9 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 lounge is open from 1-7 p.m. Card games start at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has karaoke in the pavilion. Horseshoes played at 9:30 a.m. Food available at 4 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Overeaters Anonymous, meets from 4-5 p.m. in second floor conference roomNo. 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun ‘N Lake Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 382-7731. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. For details on the organization, go to www.oa.org. Ridge Area Missionary Soldiers AvonPark Pathfinder Club meets from 9 a.m. to noon every first and third Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St., Avon Park. For details, call 471-2143. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 offers NASCAR racing in the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open and kitchen open from 25 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Society for Creative Anachronism (Local Chapter: Shire of Stagridge) meets at 2 p.m. first and third Sunday at Brewster’s Coffee House on U.S. 27 in Sebring. For details, call 214-5522. The Artists’Group at South Florida Community College will hold a critique clinic the first Sunday of every month, 2-4 p.m., at the Hotel Jacaranda, Avon Park. Professional local artists will discuss and evaluate participants’paintings. The fee is $5 with a two painting limit. For more information, call 784-7346. U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club meets at 1 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month at VFW Post 9853, State Road 64 West and North Oliva Drive. For information call Hocky at (954) 5924847 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 serves hamburgers from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 Karaoke is from 5-8 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. MONDAY Al-Anon – LET IT BEGIN WITH ME family group meets at 10:30 a.m. every Monday at the Heartland Christian Church on Alt. 27 in Sebring. The church is behind Southgate Shopping Center where Publix is. For more information call 3855714. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal Church, Lakeshore Drive, Sebring. For more details, call 385-8807. 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. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Rosewood Center, 517 U.S. 27 South, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 202-0647. Ambucs a local charity that assists people with disabilities, meets at noon every first Monday at R.J. Gator’s Sea Grill and Bar, Sebring. The meeting is open to the public. For details, call 386-4387. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 12-9 p.m. Legion and auxiliary boards meet at 6 p.m. General meeting at 7 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 4711448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts at 7:30 p.m. for members and guests. For details, call 3850234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. AvonPark Veterans Honor Guard meets first Monday at the American Legion Post 69, AvonPark. For details, call 382-0315. Boy Scout Troop 482 meets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave., Lake Placid. 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. Corvette Cruisers meets at 6:30 p.m. first and third Monday at the Dairy Queen in front of The Home Depot, Sebring. For details, call Ed Robson at 655-2092. Florida Association Home and Community Education meets from 9-11 a.m. weekly on Mondays at The AgriCenter. The group of sewers and crafters make items for residents of adult congregate living facilities. Call Penny Bucher at 385-0949. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clogging class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at Reflections on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club meets from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the first and third Monday at Sebring Civic Center from December through April. There will be alternating mainstream and plus dancing with rounds. Casual dress or square dance attire is acceptable. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him atsamdunn@samdunn.net.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. For information, call 314-8877. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Bill Varner at 386-0855. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County AgriCivic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. For details, call 402-6540. Highlands Stamp Club meets the first Monday. Talk and swap at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive. For details, call Bob Gleisner at 471-6526 or Budd Steinke at 382-9373. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Democratic Club meets at 6 p.m. first Monday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call Bill Sayles at 699-6773 for details. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Meetings held first and third Mondays at 8 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 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. National Association for Advancement of Colored People, Highlands County Branchmeets 7:30 p.m., 401 Tulane, Avon Park. Patriots Chapter, Daughter of the American Revolution meets at 1:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month September through May at the Church of the Redeemer Parish Hall on U.S. 27 directly across from Wells Motor Company, three-tenths of a mile north of the South Florida Community College stoplight. Call 471-2096. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. at Beef ‘O Brady’s, Sebring. Sebring AARP meets 1:30 p.m., The Palms, Pine Street, Sebring. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Mondays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Historical Society open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. For information, call 471-2522. Sebring Optimist Club meets at 6:15 p.m. first and third Mondays at Jim’s house. For details, call Jim Harrison at 381-9767 or Gabriel Read at 453-2859. Sebring Women of the Moose has chapter meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the lodge, 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 382-8782. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has a joint officers meeting on the first Monday of each month at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 6554007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. Smoke-free environment. For more details, call 4713557. Sebring Moose Club 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. The Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday for chapter enrollment, refreshments and trivia pursuit. For details, call 6553920. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL632, Sebring meets at 3:30 p.m. at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. For details, call Judy O’Boyle at 260-0831. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444.TUESDAY Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discussion and Twelve Step study at noon, Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard and euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 4657940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St., AvonPark. Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to join. For details, call 452-2385. Avon Park Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Avon Park Lions Club meets 6:45 p.m., dinner included, Lions Club, 1218 W. Bell St., Avon Park. Busy Bee Craft Club meets 9-11 a.m., Fairway Pines, Sun ‘N Lakes Boulevard, Sebring. Everyone is welcome. For more details, call 382-8431. Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday night at “The Rock,” Union Congregational Church, 28 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. Abarbecue meal is served at 6 p.m. for a donation. At 6:45 p.m., members meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group breaks up into small groups for men and women. The program is designed for drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, death or illness grief, low or lost selfesteem or identity due to dysfunctional relationships, depression/anxiety, or any other need for healing. For details, contact Celebrate Recovery coordinator Pam Sim by calling 453-3345, ext. 106. Fleet Reserve Association Board of Directors Heartland Branch No. 173 meets 7 p.m., Branch Hall, 1402 Roseland Ave., Sebring. Regular meeting, first Tuesday after board of directors meeting. Call 4716109 for details. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Florida Native Plant Society meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday in Conference Room 3 at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center, 4509 George Blvd., Sebring. For details, call Roy Stewart at (863) 632-0914. Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus meets from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Sebring High School Music Room, Sebring. All men who enjoy singing are invited. Reading music is not required. Call 471-2294 or 386-5098. Heartland Insulin Pump Support Group meets the first Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. at the Highlands County Health Dept., 7205 S. George Blvd., Sebring. If you would like more information on insulin pumps or are a pump wearer and would like to share ideas and suggestions, please join us. For more information, contact Kathy McNeil at 4146444. Heartland Symphony Orchestra rehearsals from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Green Room in the South Florida Community College auditorium building. Bring music and instruments. New members welcome. Call conductor Bryan Johnson at 800949-7248, ext. 7231. Highlands County Adoption Support Group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. first Tuesday at Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center, 6525 U.S. 27 North, Sebring. For more details, call 3820352. Highlands County Community Orchestra rehearses each Tuesday in the Green Room of the South Florida Community College Performing Arts Theater, 5:307:30 p.m. Entrance is at the rear of the building. String players especially needed. Strings call Eugene Longo at 699-1975; winds call Kim Houser at 453-6049 for more information. Highlands County Lodge of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America meets the first Tuesday of each month at Visions ADTin Sebring. The officers meet at 6 p.m. and the Page 8BNews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011www.newssun.com COMMUNITYCALENDAR Continued on page 9B

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general meeting will follow at 7 p.m. For details, call Philomena Greco at 402-0048. Highlands County Quilt Guild meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Women's Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Drive, across from Veterans' Beach, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call 471-0694 or e-mailsbringquilter@embarqmail.com Highlands Tea Party has an educational and informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Quality Inn, 6525 U.S. 27 in Sebring. Call 699-0743. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. at 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring; and 4:30 p.m. at Southern Lifestyle ALF, across U.S. 27 from Florida Hospital Lake Placid. Call 382-0312. Lake Placid Art League has classes in Parchment Embossing from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant. For information, call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Happy hour is from 2-5 p.m. Card games at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Grief Support (Hope Hospice) meets at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, with Charlie Stroup. Refreshments served. Door prize given. Call 465-0568. Lake Placid Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, Jaxson’s. Board meetings at 6:30 p.m. on second Tuesday. For details, call Joe Collins, 655-5545. Lake Placid Toastmasters meet the first and third Tuesday at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 101 S. Oak Ave. in Lake Placid. The web address is www.toastmasters.org. For information call Cathy Schreima at 382-3574 or Linda Udall at 386-6495. Lorida Community Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lorida Community Center to plan events. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets 7 p.m. second Tuesday at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring, in the first floor doctor’s conference room. For more details, call 465-3138. Nar-Anon Support Group for family members or friends of someone with a drug problem or addiction. Nar-Anon helps attain serenity and a more normal life for those affected by the addictions of loved ones, regardless of whether or not he/she has stopped using. 6 p.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Chuch of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday at Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 W. Avon Blvd. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidgeIntergroup.c om. For details, call 382-7731. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday and has blood pressure screening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. first and third Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details, call 465-4888. Placid Lakes Home and Property Owners Association Inc. has its board meetings at 7 p.m. first Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888 for details. Annual meetings are in February. Quarterly meetings are in May, September and December. Rotary Club of Sebring (Noon) meets at noon at the Sebring Civic Center, near the library in downtown Sebring. For information, call 385-3829 or 471-9900. Scleroderma Support Group Meeting is the first Tuesday of each month from 1-2 pm. at the Sebring Library, 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring. Call 402-6716. Sebring Bridge Club will have Duplicate Bridge games every Tuesday evening. If interested in playing Duplicate Bridge, call 385-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays darts, beginning with sign in at 6 p.m. Games start at 6:30 p.m. No experience necessary. Cost is $2. Smokefree environment. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Lions Club meets at noon at Dot’s Restaurant, 950 Sebring Square. For information call 382-2333. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves soft shell tacos 57 p.m. and beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Euchre is played at 6:30 p.m. For details, call 6553920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. SertomaClub meets at 7 a.m. at Dee’s Restaurant, Sebring. For details, call Scott Albritton at 402-1819. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL99 meets from 6-7 p.m. at the Atonement Lutheran Church, 1744 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL618 has weigh in from 4-430 p.m. at Community Bible Church, 1400 CR-17A N., AvonPark. Meeting is at 4:45 p.m. For details, call 4521093. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, plays darts 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. The ladies auxiliary board meeting is at 10 a.m. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 has sandwiches at 5 p.m. and Franke from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. Zonta Club of Highlands County meets second Tuesday. For more details, call Rebekah Kogelschatz at 3149336.WEDNESDAY Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families. New Life Group meets Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. at Grace Bible Church, 4453 Thunderbird Road, Sebring. For details, call 446-0461. For details on the organization, go to www.adultchildren.org. American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers served from 5-7 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Noon Rotary Club meets noon, Rotary Club Building, corner of Verona Avenue and Pine Street. BALANCE, Lives in Transition, Inc. Qi-GONG Relaxation classes every Wednesday from 2:45-3 p.m. All classes and support groups are at 4023 Sun ’N Lake Blvd., Sebring. Call 386-5687. Balance Transitions (Support Group For People Suffering From Mental Illness) meets every Wednesday at 1 p.m. at 4023 Sun ’N Lake Blvd., Sebring. Call 386-5687. 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. The Bridgettes meet at 12:15 p.m. at Sebring Recreation Center to play bridge. For details, call Sandra Yates at 655-5815. Christian Fellowship Group meets 7 p.m. For details, call 381-9005 or 3819007. Country Swingers has dances at the Sebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Membership is required. Beginners dancing from 5:156:15 p.m. Advanced dancing is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. New dances taught every other week. Call 655-2398. Gold Wing Road Riders Association meets at 6 p.m. first Wednesday at Homer’s Smorgasbord in Sebring. For details, call Harold Francis at (954) 461-4346.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September. Heartland Talk of the Town Toastmasters meet the first and third Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at Century 21 Advanced All-Service Realty, 1843 U.S. 27 North in Sebring. The web address is www.toastmasters.org. For information call Cathy Schreima at 382-3574 or Linda Udall at 386-6495. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave., AvonPark. For details, call the 24-hour hotline 1-800850-7347 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. For details, call 3822208. 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. For details, call 465-2661. Seafood Nite is held on the first Wednesday of every month. The menu includes baked or fried crab cake, fried shimp baked potatoe or fries along with a salad bar for $7 per person. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at night. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Loyal Order of the Moose meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday at the lodge. 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. Scottish American Society of the Highlands meets first Wednesday in the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, corner of Franklin and Poinsettia streets, Sebring. Gathering starts at 7 p.m., meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Anyone of Scottish heritage or with an interest in Scottish culture can attend. For details, call Joe and Ria Campbell at 471-9438. 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 Doll Club meets at 10:30 a.m. the first Wednesday at St. John’s Methodist Church in Sebring. For details, call 465-0480. Sebring Downtown Merchants and Professionals Association meets 5 p.m. at the Cat House Restaurant, Sebring on first Wednesday. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 joint officers meet at 6 p.m. first Monday. Pizza and darts is at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Auxiliary meeting at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 hosts Wacky Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. serving a varied menu of food for $5 and special drink prices. Lounge open from 3-10 p.m. Open to Elk members and guests. Music provided from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Smoke-free environment. For details, call 471-3557. Sebring Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Jaycees Clubhouse, State Road 17, Sebring. Sebring Kiwanis meets noon, Homer’s Smorgasbord, Sebring. Sebring Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves hamburgers, fries and fish sandwiches from 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. There will be music from 4:30-7:30 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. Sebring Scribbler’s and Scribes, a Florida Writer’s association group, will meet at Sebring Beef O’Brady’s, 2940 U.S. 27, behind McDonald’s. The group will meet at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. Come earlier to eat dinner. Membership in FWAis encouraged but not required. The public is invited. For information, call 402-9181. 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. Sun N’Lakes Lake Placid Recreation District hosts a card party on first Wednesday at the Sun 'N Lakes South Community Center, 440 S Sun ‘N Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid. A full lunch is served. Cost is $5. Put players together for a table and call 465-2850 for reservations and further information. 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 5-7p.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 Auxiliary meets at 2 p.m. first Wednesday at the post, 75 N. Olivia Drive, Avon Park. Volunteers of America of www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011Page 9B Continued from page 8B COMMUNITYCALENDAR Continued on page 10B

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Page 10BNews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011www.newssun.com F lorida is a nonprofit organiz ation in Sebring that speciali zes in assisting person's with m ental illness. We are p leased to announce our Drop i n Center is open to individuals w ith a mental illness 6 days a w eek from 11am to 3 pm. The c enter offers a welcoming e nvironment where individuals a re accepted and feel comforta ble. For more information p lease contact Wendy at 8633 82-2022. Young Artists String O rchestra (YASO) rehearses e ach Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. a t Lake Placid Church of the N azarene (512 W. Interlake). W e are looking for violin, viola, c ello, and string bass players t o be a part of this orchestra. F or information, call Diane O sborne, conductor, at 6594 541 or (503) 709-1440. T HURSDAY Alzheimer's Association S upport Group meets from 12 p.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. a t the Sebring Christian C hurch on Hammock Road. F or details, call Lisa Rodriguez a t 385-3444. American Legion Placid P ost 25 Lake Placid has l ounge hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. C ard games played at 1 p.m. P ool tournament is 7 p.m. For d etails, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen noon to 8 p.m. Customer A ppreciation Day. Free food. H appy hour all day. Call 4711448. 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. Central Avon Park Jaycees meets 8 p.m., first and third Thursday, city recreation building, North Verona Avenue, Avon Park. Fibromyalgia Recovery Support Group meetings are the first Thursday of every month. The introductory video is shown at 12:30 p.m. Returning members will join in at 2 p.m. The group meets at the Union Congregational Church, 106 N. Butler, Avon Park. For more information call 386-5017. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. 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 Corvette Club meets 7:30 p.m., first Thursday. For more details, call Walt Blakeslee, 471-9829. Highlands County Genealogical Society meets at 1 p.m. first Thursday, October throughMay, in the Sebring Library. Volunteers help people research family history from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. For details, call 471-2734, 465-6763 or 4525939. The Web site iswww.heartlineweb.org/hcgs/. 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 County Ostomy Support Group meets from 12-2 p.m. first Thursday at Homer's Smorgasbord. Members purchase own lunch. For details, call Myrtle Pence at 655-4887 or Paul Orth at 386-0287 or e-mail: orthfam@strato.net Highlands Little Theatre's general membership meeting is first Thursday. Social hour is at 6 p.m. Meeting is at 7 p.m. Highlands Pedalers a local bicycle club, meets at 7 p.m. first Thursday at Kenilworth Lodge, Sebring. For details, log onto www.highlandspedalers.com. Highlands Little Theatre general membership meets first Thursday at 356 W. Center Ave., Sebring. Social hour is at 6 p.m. with the meeting at 7 p.m. New members are welcome. For details, call 385-2175. Highlands Shrine Club, 2604 State Road 17 South, at 6-8 p.m. has country and bluegrass music played by Country Grass. Donation $3 for single, and $5 for couple. Refreshments available. Everyone welcome. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. every Thursday at the Avon Park Library, 100 N. Museum Ave. Call 382-0312. Greater Kenilworth Neighborhood Watch will now be meeting at the Military Sea Services Museum at the corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Roseland Avenue, the first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. 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. Lifeline Home Health Care offers blood pressure screening 10 a.m. to noon every first Thursday at Publix Supermarket, Southgate Shopping Center, Sebring. 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. Moms Together AMoms Group Shattering the Superwoman Myth! Join our moms group the first and third Thursday at First Baptist Church of Sebring from 6-7:30 p.m. Childcare is provided for children to age 12. Call the church office at 385-5154 or Rebekah 3149336. Narcotics Anonymous Take It Easy Group meets a t 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopa l 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. New Beginnings a suppo rt group for people with traumat ic brain injury and their family members, meets at 6 p.m. every first Thursday (October through April) at the office of Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization, 112 Medical Center Ave., Sebring Refreshments will be served. For details, call 385-1196 or e mail to hallo@tnni.net. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4-5 p.m. every Thursday at Ridge Area Arc Cafeteria, 120 W. College Drive. No dues, fees or weigh ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. For details, call 414-3172. Visit www.oa.org for more informa tion 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. Continued from 9B COMMUNITYCALENDAR Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sunthat is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSunat 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. "Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth." Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site,www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Jared Hewitt, youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Children's Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. children's choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. children's mission groups. Call 4536681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Children's Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing God's Heart and Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and women's prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the "Place to discover God's love." For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Contemporary Service, 8:30 a.m.; Group Bible Studies, 9:45 a.m.; Traditional Worship, 11 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) "Where the old fashion gospel is preached." Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the "Son" always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor; Aaron Snider, Youth Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 5:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 385-0752. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695. CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English; 6 p.m., Life Teen Mass. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049. www.stcathe. com. Very Rev. JosŽ Gonz‡lez, V.F. Masses Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, noon; Sunday Family Mass, 5 p.m. (Holy Family Youth Center). Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confession: every Friday 5-7 p.m., every Saturday 9-11 a.m. and 3-3:45 p.m., first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment. Enroll your students today for Catholic School grades Pre-K3 through 5th grade. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lord's Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; "Building God's Kingdom for Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth the Drive!" Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is "Jesus is First at First Christian Church."Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures'by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S Pine St., Sebring, FL33870 Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m .; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:3 0 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Chris t, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, F L 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts Sunday Worship Services, 10:3 0 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilitie s are available at every service. Bibl e Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. an d Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centere d classes for all ages. Church phone : 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkwa y, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. W e would like to extend an invitatio n for you and your family to visit wit h us here at Sebring Parkway. Ou r hours of service are: Sunday Bibl e Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worshi p Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evenin g Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesda y Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazaren e of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118 ., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W Main St. Randall Rupert, Pasto r. Sunday: Sunday school begins a t 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning wo rship at 10:45 a.m.; and evenin g service at 6 p.m. Wednesda y evening service is at 7 p.m. wit h special services for children an d adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) an d Ladies ministries. If you need an y more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlak e Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852 Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Mornin g worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children an d youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christia n Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A North (truck route), AvonPark Presenting Jesus Christ as th e answer for time and eternit y. Sunday morning worship service 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided Junior Church activities at sam e time for K-6 grade. Sunday Schoo l Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m (Transportation available.) Sunda y evening praise and worship serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evenin g prayer service, 7 p.m. Children an d youth activities at 7 p.m Wednesday. Everyone is welcome please come worship with us. Do n Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phon e 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011Page 11B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the R edeemer .Service time is 9:30 w ith Holy Communion. Coffee hour f ollowing services. Newcomers w elcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail r edeemer1895@aol.com Web site: r edeemeravon.com. The church is a t 839 Howe's Way, Avon Park ( two miles north of Sun 'N Lake B oulevard, across from Wells D odge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 3 3870. Sunday Services: Holy E ucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy E ucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek s ervice on Wednesday at 6 p.m. S unday School for all ages at 9 a .m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. u ntil 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. s ervice ends. Wednesday: Adult B ible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are a lways welcome. The Rev. Jim K urtz, rector. Church office 3857 649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake P lacid, FL33852. Phone: 4650 051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, R ector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 1 0:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday e vening: Holy Communion with H ealing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child c are available at the 8 a.m. and 1 0:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come s ee what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 T hunderbird Road, (863) 8350 869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior p astor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 1 0:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday s ervices at 7 p.m. We offer "Kid C ity" Children's Ministry throughout a ll services, and there are variosu o ther classes for teens, married c ouples, "prime-timers," and Bible s tudies in Spanish. "Kid City" Day C are, Preschool and After-School M onday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For r egistration call: 385-3111). Check u s out on the Web atwww.sebringg race.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration M inistries, (non-denominational) 2 200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 3 3825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533 771. Sunday service: Sunday S chool, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a .m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. p rayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W .H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church ( ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview D rive., Sebring. David Thoresen, D eacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, t hird and fifth Sunday each month, a nd Rev. Jefferson Cox on the seco nd and fourth Sunday of each m onth. Jim Helwig, organist/choir d irector. Worship service at 9:30 a .m.; Holy Eucharist is every S unday. Coffee hour on the first a nd third Sunday of each month. C ouncil meeting on the first M onday of month; Ladies Group W ELCAmeets at noon second M onday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable G arden Club meets as needed. L abyrinth Prayer Garden open s even days a week to congretation a nd community. Like to sing? C ome join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or seechristlutheranavonpark.org. Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday school for children and adult Bible classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is served the first and third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday worship service is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m. each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faith's Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3851163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com. ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Early Sunday service, 8 a.., Sunday school at 9:10 a.m. and the second service at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and Noel Johnson, youth and family life. Worship schedule for December through Easter: Worship service 8 and 11 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; (Children's Church, 11 a.m. only); and Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship schedule for summer through fall: Worship service, 9 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; Education Hour 10:30 a.m. Additional services: Lent and Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.; Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship activities: Youth Group, Senior Citizens, Younger Side Adults, Ladies Missionary League, Ladies Guild, Small group studies as scheduled. Music: Choir and hand chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5 years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. License: C14H10020: Susan Norris, director. Visit us online at: www.vchurches.com/trinitylutheranlp. NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 years to fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening worship, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and children's church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3140482, lindadowning@live.com.Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www.christiantrainingministries.net Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Children's & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry.www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kid's World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary) in the main sanctuary. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer Wednesday and Saturday services at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturer's Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Children's Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of God's Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and children's church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com. Web site:www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, informal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:307 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Women's Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, adult and college age, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Youth Group (ages 1118), 4-7 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available for Sunday worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Gail Sparks, director of youth ministry. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com,118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8:15 and 9:30 a.m.; and contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. in Friendship Hall. Avariety of Sunday school classes for adults and children are at 9:45 and 11 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Children's Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,springlakepc@embarqmail.com,Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com,Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Women's Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL3387 0. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pasto r. Traditional Worship Service at 8:1 0 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuar y, Contemporary Worship in the FL C at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:3 0 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist You th Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sunday s with Rick Heilig, youth directo r. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worsh ip service is broadcast over WIT S 1340 on AM dial. There is a nurse ry available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 South Lake Avenue, Avo n Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R James Weiss, Pastor, Sunda y School 9 a.m., Worship 10:3 0 a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Praye r Shawl Ministry on the second an d fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m for women who love God and cro cheting. Visit us at our church We b site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodis t Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overloo king Lake Clay) Lake Placid, F L, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pasto r. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastor al assistant. Sunday schedul e: Heritage Worship Service, 8:3 0 a.m. (October-May only); Scho ol School for all ages, 9:30 a.m .; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worsh ip service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nur sery care provided every Sunda y morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m (October-May only). We offe r Christ-centered Sunday scho ol classes, youth programs, Bib le studies, book studies and Christia n fellowship. We are a congregatio n that want to know Christ and mak e Him known. Call the church offic e at 465-2422 or check out ou r church Web site at www.memo rialumc.com. St. John United Methodis t Church, 3214 Grand Prix Driv e, Sebring, FL33872. The Re v. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pasto r. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunda y Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for a ll services. Phone 382-173 6. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodis t Church, 8170 Cozumel Lan e, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyd e Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship ser vice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Stud y meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesda y. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. o n Thursday. Church office phon e: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church o f Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, F L 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 2 7 and Hammock Road). Sunday wo rship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion wi th worship first Sunday of mont h; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. a ll other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For mor e information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@ea rth link.net or check theWeb si te sebringemmanuelucc.com. N o matter who you are or where yo u are on life's journey, you're we lcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP Carbon seems to be a big i ssue these days. We've all h eard the terms carbon footp rint, carbon sequestering, a nd carbon credits; but what i s all this carbon talk really a bout? Think back to elementary s chool where we all learned a bout photosynthesis how p lants take in carbon dioxide a nd use the carbon to grow. W hen those plants die, they r eturn the carbon to the soil a s they decompose. Carbon i n our soil is very important f or many reasons. Soil rich w ith organic carbon is h ealthy which encourages p lant growth. Carbon-rich s oil also helps reduce soil e rosion because it helps the s oil retain moisture. It also a ssists in the break down of p esticides and excess nutrie nts. It would be safe to say t hat soil carbon is invaluable t o the earth's health. For carbon dioxide in the a tmosphere to become soil c arbon, it needs to be capt ured by green plants in the p rocess of photosynthesis. T hat is why planting trees and plants is so important to reduce the "carbon footprint" in many areas. Some of the carbon is released back into the air, but the rest of it can become soil organic matter. Microorganisms can combine carbon in the soil organic matter with oxygen. This creates carbon dioxide. Oxygen is limited in soil, especially in deeper levels. When soil is plowed up or disturbed and exposed to air, the carbon dioxide is once again released into the atmosphere. According to Wikipedia, "soil carbon is the largest terrestrial pool of carbon. Humans have a significant impact on the size of the pool. Soil carbon plays a key role in the carbon cycle and thus it is important in global climate models." Since soil carbon plays such an important part in our planet's wellbeing, scientists are working on ways to use information to help with this challenging issue. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have discovered that farm soils in the U.S. serve as a net "carbon bank" and actually keep more carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere than they put in. Anationwide effort by the USDANatural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Soil Survey Division is being undertaken to inventory soil carbon stocks on diverse types of land. The sampled soils are grouped by similar properties, land uses, agricultural management, and ecosystems. Carbon data will be used to determine the effects of conservation practices on soil carbon stocks, for global carbon accounting. The soil carbon inventory will encompass all lands and include all major ecosystems. Wet areas, croplands, improved pastures for grazing and rangelands are all being sampled. The sites for measurement have been chosen randomly using USDANRCS soil maps and land use data. They will be combined to regional scales based on the soil and land use. To obtain the samples, a small pit will be dug and samples collected to measure soil carbon, bulk density and related measures at each location. The goals of the project include improved maps and knowledge about the distribution of the U.S. soil carbon stocks, scientifically and statistically defensible inventory of the effects of soil properties, agricultural management, land use, and ecosystem properties on soil carbon stocks. In addition, soil survey databases will be created, selectable by land use and management, on soil carbon levels and related properties. Land use and management based data will help conservation planning by estimated gains or losses of soil carbon from land use and management changes. Another benefit of this effort will be a publically accessible soil carbon database for model development and validation. Hopefully this information will assist land owners and managers and enable them to manage for the maximum soil carbon content. Overall, the information will certainly b e useful and may lead to improved soil, water and air quality for our planet. Corine Burgess is the Natural Resources Specialist for the Highlands County Natural Resources Department assisting the Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District (www.highlandsswcd.org). Soil carbon is important to our planet Courtesy pho to When plants die, they return carbon to the soil as they decompose. Carbon-rich soil helps plants grow, reduces soil erosion and breaks down pesticides and excess nutrients. News From The Watershed Corine Burgess

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The following people filed for marriage licenses during the month of February, 2011: William Eugene Lemon, 66, of Burlington, Iowa and Linda Lee Stamp, 58, of Burlington, Iowa, Feb. 1, 2011. Yorvik Enrique Roblero Bartolon, 24, of Sebring and Priscilla Rangel Perez, 19, of Sebring, Feb. 2, 2011. Derrek Duane Lightsey, 29, of Lake Placid and Lizette Marie Caillaux, 32, of Lake Placid, Feb. 2, 2011. Daryl Duane Bright, 49, of Lake Placid and Laura Jean Moore, 39, of Lake Placid, Feb. 3, 2011. Charles Allen Zellefron, 32, of Sebring and Jennifer Lynn Brannen, 32, of Lake Wales, Feb. 3, 2011. John Wayne Barton, 30, of Avon Park and Jennifer Lea Glass, 26, of Avon Park, Feb. 4, 2011. Quentin Benjiman Kidd, 27, of Sebring and Christine Elizabeth Martin, 27, of Sebring, Feb. 4, 2011. Philip Arthur Stocking, 62, of Avon Park and Patricia Kay Austin, 59, of Avon Park, Feb. 7, 2011. Jonathan Diaz, 22, of Lake Placid and Tatiana Alexandra Zayas, 22, of Lake Placid, Feb. 8, 2011. Zamora Manuel, 47, of Sebring and Maria Teresa Torres, 47, of Sebring, Feb. 8, 2011. Jonathan Eugene Reed, 28, of Sebring and Christy Lee Setters, 22, of Sebring, Feb. 8, 2011. Steven Richard Latinka, 23, of Sebring and Amanda Kaye Marie Harrod, 23, of Sebring, Feb. 10, 2011. Richard Matthew Pinckney, 33, of Avon Park and Tamakia Shawta Watson, 31, of Sebring, Feb. 10, 2011. Daniel Lee O'Meara, 26, of Avon Park and Kristy Marie Benn, 24, of Avon Park, Feb. 11, 2011. Javier Felix, 19, of Avon Park and Jacilyn Marie Kopta, 19, of Avon Park, Feb. 14, 2011. Jack Curtis Harris, 47, of Sebring and Laverne Louise Bartley, 33, of Sebring, Feb. 14, 2011. William Sweet Phillips, 38, of Avon Park and Tesa Latavia Jones, 30, of Avon Park, Feb. 14, 2011. Ernest James Portee Jr., 25, of Sebring and Emily Kristene Marberry, 22, of Sebring, Feb. 14, 2011. Bert Glenn Crawford III, 59, of Lake Placid and Kimberly Crawford, 55, of Lake Placid, Feb. 15, 2011. Todd Gage Morey, 32, of Frostproof and Kelli Michelle Crawford, 22, of Frostproof, Feb. 15, 2011. Gary Pogson Smith, 68, of Sebring and Mary Eileen Peer, 69, of Sebring, Feb. 15, 2011. Melvin Candelario, 46, of Sebring and Jennifer Dawn Cavellier, 29, of Sebring, Feb. 16, 2011. Jose S. Betancourt Hernandez, 44, of Avon Park and Antonia Diaz Sanchez, 28, of Avon Park, Feb. 16, 2011. Gary Lee Spencer, 59, of Lake Placid and Lisa Ann Hodges, 49, of Lake Placid, Feb. 16, 2011. Ignacio Barrera Ordaz, 37, of Avon Park and Lydia Ramos, 47, of Avon Park, Feb. 17, 2011. Jamil Ahmed, 33, of Avon Park and Erika Rashida Lee, 33, of Avon Park, Feb. 18, 2011. Travis Calvin Copeland, 30, of Sebring and Clarisa May Starnes, 30, of Sebring, Feb. 18, 2011. Christopher Isaac Selph, 17, of Avon Park and Rebekah Michelle Wahlgren, 18, of Avon Park, Feb. 18, 2011. William Mark Clifford, 56, of Avon Park and Emily Carolyn Smith, 67, of Avon Park, Feb. 21, 2011. Timothy Leon James, 28, of Sebring and Leona Claire Braithwaite, 26, of Sebring, Feb. 21, 2011. Guillermo Margarito Meza, 25, of Lake Placid and Verenisa Maria Vazquez, 20, of Lake Placid, Feb. 21, 2011. Coy Dewitt Moore, 35, of Avon Park and Vickie Irene Holsey, 37, of Avon Park, Feb. 22, 2011. Joseph Alexander Allan, 24,of Sebring and Caryn Lucinda Wall, 29, of Sebring, Feb. 23, 2011. William Jeremiah Sauers, 21, of Fort Walton and Bethany Shaina Secore, 20, of Fort Walton, Feb. 23, 2011. Terrance Montreal Walker, 34, of Lake Placid and Jessica Quinn, 28, of Lake Placid, Feb. 23, 2011. Leslie E. Green, 66, of Sebring and Eugene E. Berry, 58, of Sebring, Feb. 24, 2011. Gary Alan Davis, 48, of Sebring and Deneen Marie Dunn, 46, of Sebring, Feb. 25, 2011. Philip Raymond Sottile, 49, of Sebring and Serena Jane Hill, 49, of Sebring, Feb. 25, 2011. Matthew George Sturmer, 50, of Bruce Crossing, Mich. and Cynthia Marie Barto, 53, of Wakefield, Mich., Feb. 25, 2011. Sean Andrews Dolan, 40, of Lake Placid and Tracy Louann Burke, 39, of Sebring, Feb. 28, 2011. Gordon Robert Ellery III, 31, of Sebring and Ashley Kate Vandenakker, 27, of Sebring, Feb. 28, 2011. James Carl Gross Sr., 58, of Lake Placid and Rhonda Jean Bartlett, 55, of Immokalee, Feb. 28, 2011. Michael Lee McClelland, 27, of Sebring and Danielle Elizabeth Jordon, 26, of Sebring, Feb. 28, 2011. Michael Allen Waggoner, 42, of Avon Park and Lisa Ann Hicks, 41, of Avon Park, Feb. 28, 2011. The following people filed for marriage licenses during the month of January, 2011: Samuel Montsdeoca Bronson, 38, of Sebring and Megan Campbell Murphy, 24, of Avon Park, Jan. 3, 2011. Daniel Lawrence Lobozzo, 29, of Sebring and Doritza Monzon, 31, of Sebring, Jan. 3, 2011. Dillan Michael Ratliff, 21, of Sebring and Jennifer May Russek, 28, of Sebring, Jan. 3, 2011. Charles Wayne Elliott Jr.,25, of Sebring and Christine Marie Waldon, 25, of Sebring, Jan. 4, 2011. Bernie Mitchel Lambiase, 65, of Sebring and Sharon Hering, 58, of Sebring, Jan. 4, 2011. Rico Antone Davis, 28, of Lake Placid and Taquetta Latrish McKeithan, 25, of Lake Placid, Jan. 7, 2011. Esteban Brito Medero, 23, of Lake Placid and Elisia Guadalupe Espinoza, 19, of Lake Placid, Jan. 10, 2011. Nathaniel Lamar Miller, 24, of Avon Park and Elga Gamez Andrade, 32, of Avon Park, Jan. 10, 2011. Ronald Lynn Springer, 66, of Sebring and Judy Ellen Stone, 66, of Sebring, Jan. 10, 2011. Jahu Willard Tolson, 37, of Lake Placid and Lori Kay Bonife, 45, of Lake Placid, Jan. 12, 2011. Benito Gomez, 31, of Sebring and Artemia Castizo, 32, of Sebring, Jan. 13, 2011. Fred George Lenhardt, 83, of Lake Placid and Mattie Louise Crawford, 52, of Lake Placid, Jan. 14, 2011. Taleh Aliyev, 25, of Boca Raton and Danielle Marie Arocho, 27, of Sebring, Jan. 18, 2011. Charles Ashley Grems, 32, of Sebring and Melanie Anne McGinty, 25, of Sebring, Jan. 18, 2011. Roy Shenandoah Weeks, 29, of Avon Park and Jennifer Ann Sanders, 21, of Avon Park, Jan. 18, 2011. Gregory Ricardo Johnson, 33, of Avon Park and Althia Beverly Bent, 44, of Sebring, Jan. 19, 2011. Thomas Arthur Estes, 22, of Avon Park and Jennifer Lee Cullifer, 24, of Avon Park, Jan. 21, 2011. David Duane Young, 44, of Sebring and Monica Lynn Sebring, 39, of Sebring, Jan. 21, 2011. Timothy Randall Woods, 39, of Fernandina Beach and Tonya Lee Sanders, 41, of Sebring, Jan. 21, 2011. Grant Edward Cook, 55, of Sebring and Denise Melvin, 46, of Sebring, Jan. 24, 2011. Ian Dale Jobson, 44, of Sebring and Ashley Nicole Miners, 27, of Sebring, Jan. 24, 2011. Larry Michael Vezina, 54, of Avon Park and Kimberly Marie Burrowes, 42, of Avon Park, Jan. 24, 2011. Jose Atila Acopa Alvarez, 46, of Lake Placid and Ana Elia Montoya Pastrana, 34, of Lake Placid, Jan. 25, 2011. Gregory Lancelot Butler, 24, of Sebring and Crystal Michelle Jarvis, 23, of Sebring, Jan. 25, 2011. Bryon Keith Stewart, 46, of Haines City and Christine Marie Wood, 42, of Haines City, Jan. 25, 2011. Jack Ray French III, 34, of Sebring and Andrea Dee Johnston, 33, of Sebring, Jan. 26, 2011. Walter Edwin Tate, 85, of Avon Park and Mary Wanda Hayes, 80, of Avon Park, Jan. 26, 2011. David Ray Vandiver, 40, of Sebring and Terri Lynn Trainer, 44, of Sebring, Jan. 26, 2011. Lowell Larry Brevoort, 68, of Monroe, Mich. and Patricia Ann Townsend, 68, of Monroe, Mich., Jan. 27, 2011. Vicencio Lopez Hernandez, 24, of Lake Placid and Fabiola Ayuso Martinez, 28, of Lake Placid, Jan. 27, 2011. Timothy Paul Antonucci, 41, of Sebring and Jennifer Lee Foerman, 35, of Sebring, Jan. 28, 2011. John Kenneth Lyons, 49, of Sebring and Jo-Ann Pacheco, 27, of Sebring, Jan. 28, 2011. Kurt Magee, 42, of Sebring and Donna Diane McGlinchey, 42, of Sebring, Jan. 28, 2011. Kevin Scott McHargue, 35, of Sebring and Melinda Lynn Flores, 31, of Sebring, Jan. 28, 2011. Walter Harvey Rollf, 89, of Avon Park and Paula Robin Smith, 59, of Avon Park, Jan. 28, 2011. Kristofer Erik Wegner,33, of Sebring and Lindsey Anne Lucas, 24, of Sebring, Jan. 28, 2011. Mark Randall Bell, 49, of Davie and Stephanie Tarn Farrell, 40, of Davie, Jan. 31, 2011. Edwin Gabriel Figueroa, 22, of Sebring and Dayann Pacheco Torres, 27, of Sebring, Jan. 31, 2011. Martin Martinez, 21, of Lake Placid and Gloria Martinez Martinez, 19, of Lake Placid, Jan. 31, 2011. Page 12BNews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011www.newssun.com MARRIAGELICENSES The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Special to the News-SunSEBRING — Atraditional English tea is being planned to support local single mothers and Women for Women International. The event will be held at Unity Life Enrichment Centre at 2 p.m. on Saturday. “There are so many single mothers in our area who need a little support both financially and emotionally. That is why we have created this countywide event. Our intention is to help raise funds and support for these wonderful women,” said organizer Anneta Kraus. “This year we are also lending our support to Women for Women International. The organization works with socially excluded women in eight countries where war and conflict have devastated lives and communities. Each woman they serve has her own story–some of loved ones murdered, and others of physical and emotional trauma. Most have endured a struggle for survival. “When the organization enrolls a woman in their one-year program, they learn job skills and receive business training so they can earn a living. They come to understand their rights and how to fight for those rights in their homes, their communities and their nations and become leaders. Women for Women International believes that lasting change can only be achieved when women have access to both knowledge and resources.” “We had a wonderful response from area business and individuals supporting our efforts last year, and we look for an even greater turnout and support for this. Sponsors/and donors will be recognized at the tea as caring businesses and individuals. The tea will feature homemade scones with strawberry jam, lemon curd, and cream, delicious traditional delicacies, and exquisite finger sandwiches, along with teas and coffees from around the world.” says Kraus Unity Life Enrichment Centre is located at 10417 S. Orange Blossom Blvd. between SR 66 and Lake Josephine Dr. in South Sebring. Reservations are requested. If you wish to sponsor a table, be a sponsoring business, or wish to attend the event, please contact or The Enrichment Centre office at 471-1122, or e-mail Kraus at annetask@earthlink.net. Unity Centre to host traditional English tea on Saturday Special to the News-SunSEBRING — Tickets are available for the Fifth Annual Highlands County Military Ball, sponsored by the Veterans Council of Highlands County, to be held Saturday, at the Chateau Elan Hotel and Conference Center at Sebring International Raceway. Cesar Pinzon, president of the Veterans Council, reports the recommended dress for the event will be formal/mess dress, or semiformal/unit dress. If the veteran or military personnel wear the mess dress uniform, their date for the evening should be in formal attire. Should the veteran choose to wear the veteran organization unit attire, their date can choose to dress formal or semi-formal. The evening events start with a 5 p.m. social hour, followed by an opening ceremony and banquet at 6 p.m. The history of regimental mess will follow about 7:15 p.m., along with recognition of the veterans organizations in the county. Activities during the Military Ball include dancing, door prizes, and a 25/25/50 raffle. Closing ceremonies will begin at 11 p.m. Dancing will be to the music of the six-piece live band Groovus, playing tunes from the 1950s to current, rock, R&B, jazz and blues. The menu for the Ball includes lemon pepper chicken, London broil, potatoes or rice, vegetable, garden salad, coffee or tea, and a cash bar. Dessert will be provided with the Military cake cutting ceremony. Ticket price to the bash is $35 per person. For more information, contact Betsy Waddell, 382-0419, or the Veteran Services Office at 402-6623. Tickets are available at the VFWand Lake Placid Elks, and the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce. In Sebring, the tickets are available at the various veteran organizations, including the Sebring Elks, VFW, American Legion, Am Vets, and the Veteran Services Office. Chateau lan is offering a special Military Ball package for those who would prefer overnight accommodations. Abreakfast buffet will be included in the $79 room cost. Arrangements for the special package are made directly with the Chateau Elan, 655-6252, and do not include Ball tickets. Corporate sponsors are welcome. Proceeds from the Military Ball stay in the county. Fifth annual Military Ball is Saturday

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011Page 13B DIVERSIONS HEAVYDUTYBy SUSAN MISKIMINS ACROSS 1 Shut (in) 4 It may have rollers 9 Jilt 14 Health care reform lobbying group 18 Affirmative often repeated 19 About to undergo 20 Simplifies 21 Sand's "which" 22 *Memorabilia at a reunion 24 Santa kisser of song 25 Cardinal manager Tony La __ 26 VW antecedents? 27 Dance step 29 Preserve, in a way 30 All gone 31 Harbor-at-dawn skyline highlights 33 *Venus's undoing, perhaps 36 Carping comments 39 Gussy up 40 Peter, Paul and Mary 41 *Reason to agree to a pact 46 Ones with "Esq." on the door 47 Ballpark figure 48 Italian fashion giant 49 Boonies pests 53 GPS part: Abbr. 55 Vientiane's land 56 Opinion 58 Long. partner 59 Chills 61 Carnegie __ University 63 Cheri of "SNL" 65 Indiana cagers 68 *Political platform buzzword 70 Lost parcel inquiry 71 Skyline highlight 72 '50s-'60s teen idol Frankie 73 Caper 74 1040 ID 75 Not solid, linewise 77 Representation 79 Dog food brand 83 Sunrise liquors 85 Cooking oil seed 87 1040, line 32 deduction 88 Accident investigation agcy. 89 *One profiting from bad debts 93 Nancy Reagan designer 96 Piano part 97 Sailing teams 98 *Frequent health care event 100 Line dance 103 It might be civil or criminal 104 Part of a self-satisfied laugh 105 Dog asleep on a roof 107 Tina's ex 110 Wash away slowly 111 Last Supper query 113 *Contract seeker 116 Forfeit 117 "Fiddler on the Roof" dairyman 118 Bliss in Texas et al. 119 1959 Kingston Trio hit 120 Scand. land 121 Beef source 122 Narc's discovery 123 "A __ of this gout!": "King Henry IV, Part 2" DOWN 1 With 115-Down, make a required contribution 2 Watchers 3 Shipshape 4 Sis or bro 5 Sailor's array 6 Happening 7 Puffs of grass? 8 Before, before 9 Gyrene's motto 10 Kung __ chicken 11 John P. Sousa, e.g. 12 Sit tight 13 Justin Timberlake's former band 14 Fish keeper 15 "Emma" novelist 16 Move, as a restaurant patron 17 Political objectives 23 Latin dance 25 *Sales promotion component 28 Quaker at a ski resort? 32 Caracas hrs. 34 Portuguese king 35 Big name in cosmetics 36 A/C units 37 Military force 38 Gym count 42 Certain locks 43 Support providers 44 Rock genre that evolved from punk 45 "If I Ruled the World" rapper 46 Similar 49 Gin fizz flavoring 50 Like some heat: Abbr. 51 More red than pink 52 Foment, with "up" 54 Level 56 Russian pancake 57 Little helper 60 *Many a bank record 61 Shape 62 "Evil Woman" gp. 64 Cantina appetizer 65 Surreptitious signal 66 Basilica area 67 Six preceder 68 Ryan and Benjamin: Abbr. 69 "Norma __" 70 Harmonic 72 Words after run or split 73 Vegas toss 76 "Come on down!" announcer 77 "Monsters, __" 78 Doves do it 80 Not as rich, commercially 81 Stem 82 Tools for 97-Across 84 Decaf, facetiously 85 More chic 86 Wrench name 89 Center of activity 90 Mont. neighbor 91 Lines from the heart, briefly 92 Online guy with a list 93 Soviet cooperatives 94 Scopes Trial attorney 95 Futile 96 Modern oven option 99 Vouchers 100 Barbizon school artist 101 It may be comic 102 Novgorod negatives 106 Does away with 108 Dole running mate 109 Within: Pref. 112 Nautical rope 114 Hardwood tree 115 See 1-Down, and word that can precede both parts of the answers to starred clues Solution on page 7B Fear paralyzes, overwhelms, controls and makes one ineffective. Fear can grip us in the big issues of life or even the small things.I recall when I felt the Lord calling me to sing solos. “Please, make it clear to me if it’s you or if it’s something of my own making,” I prayed. I told the Lord that I wouldn’t seek to sing; but, if an invitation came to me, I would know it was his doing and I promised I would not refuse. The moment of truth arrived unexpectedly while visiting at my Uncle Fred’s church. “Would you sing a solo?” he asked, explaining they had no special music. My heart beat wildly. Butterflies assailed my stomach. Fear paralyzed me. “I’m not prepared,” I said, making an excuse. “Asimple hymn would be fine,” he said and walked away. The Holy Spirit reminded me of my promise. Thumbing through the hymnal, fear dissipated as each song reminded me of God’s love. I kept my promise…amazed how the butterflies escaped through the notes I sang. And joy flooded through me. In 1 John 4: 18, NKJV, we read, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us.” I’ve known that verse for many years. But, I think along the way I attached the understanding that I had to somehow initiate this perfect love in order to cast out fear. But through a story read on the radio some time ago, its truth washed over me. One of the main characters repeated that verse to help herself through a time of persistent fear while she waited for a rescuer during a blizzard. Later, she shared the verse with a friend who embraced it during his own trying time. But, it was something the characters said afterward that caught my attention and put the emphasis where it belonged. “‘Perfect love casts out fear.’And since Jesus loves us perfectly, then we have nothing to fear.” Aha!Perfect love depends on Jesus, not on me. He loved me first and his love is dependable and not associated with tormenting fear. Throughout Scripture, we are admonished over and over again, “Fear not.”Fear is not from God. And, when we rely on his perfect love we are at peace and able to love him and others in return. The comfort of being loved perfectly Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) –Aries, it will be a momentous week and you’re not sure what to expect. Take your camera along and document everything because it promises to be memorable. Taurus (April 21-May 21) – Taurus, stop and sit for a few minutes because there won’t be much time for that in the days to come. Things will be moving at a breakneck pace. Gemini (May 22-June 21) – Gemini, there are more opportunities for success this week than you originally thought. If you devote a few hours each day, you will see your goals realized faster. Cancer(June 22-July 22) – Cancer, asking for help isn’t always easy, but you may have to open up and solicit friends or family for a little assistance. You will be able to repay the favor soon. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) – Leo, be cognizant of how your tone of voice can infer meaning into what you are saying. If you’re trying to keep something a secret, you have to be careful. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) – Virgo, if you’re down in the dumps it’s high time you change your situation. It may not be easy but you have to take the first step. Aquarius plays a big role. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Libra, just when you thought you couldn’t have any more bad luck, things do a complete 180. Now is the time to appreciate all of your good fortune. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) –There’s little time for staying put, Scorpio. You have a lot of things to accomplish even though one big thing has been taken care of. I t could put a strain on you r finances. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) – With the tax-filing deadline on the horizon, it is wise to get all your financial ducks in a row, Sagittarius. I f you’ve put off anything, now is the time to get it tackled. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) –Capricorn, unexpected problems at home continue to try your patience. There is no way to avoid the situation, so you simply have to deal with it for the time being. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) – Something is bound to upset the apple cart this week, Aquarius. How you deal with it will go a long way to showing others how you operate under pressure. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) – Take the initiative a t work, Pisces. Show your boss that you have the desire to get ahead and the brains to go with the package. Famous birthdaysApril 3 Leona Lewis, singer, 26; April 4 David Blaine, illusionist, 38; April 5 Colin Powell, forme r Secretary of State, 74; April 6 Paul Rudd, actor, 42; April 7 Jackie Chan, actor, 57; April 8 Kirsten Storm, actress, 27; April 9 Kristen Stewart, actress, 21. There's little time for staying put, Scorpio Horoscope Pause And Consider Jan Merop DearAbby: My eldest daughter, “Judy,” who was previously loving, kind and considerate, has for the last year distanced herself from me. I have left messages on her answering machine because she won’t answer the phone. I have sent her cards and letters, only to receive no response. We live a short distance of each other, but I haven’t seen her in a year. I am bewildered by this abrupt change in our mother-daughter relationship. I have pleaded for an explanation; there’s never any response. Judy is a well-educated individual, with several degrees and on her way to a master’s degree. I know, too, that there has been considerable stress in her life — but that shouldn’t cause her to cut her own mother out of her life. I have had many sleepless nights over this. I am at my wit’s end. I feel she possibly needs help in some way. Judy seems to be angry at the whole world — me, her siblings, her grandmother, and oftimes her friends are her “enemies.” Help! — Sleepless in Utah DearSleepless: If your daughter had distanced herself only from you, I would guess that she was punishing you — nursing a grievance she wasn’t ready to air. However, because she has suddenly cut herself off from everyone, declaring that they are her enemies, there is indeed cause for concern. She could be suffering from depression or paranoia. Please don’t wait. Go to your daughter so you can see for yourself what is going on with her. She may need medical or psychological intervention. DearAbby: I have a question that affects just about every household in America sooner or later. What do you do to dispose of unwanted family photographs? I have albums filled with pictures of parents, siblings, aunts and uncles. I can understand saving a few — but when you are at the “end of the line,” so to speak, and there is no one to pass them along to, what’s an appropriate method for disposal? — Downsizing in South Jersey DearDownsizing: I’m glad you asked. Offer them to your county or state historical society. Those pictures of your relatives could provide interesting snapshots of the time in which they were taken. Your local library might also want them. DearAbby: My sister and I want a dog, but our mother won’t let us have one. When we asked her why not, she said, “Because dogs poop, pee, get things dirty and bark.” We told her, “We will train it, feed it, clean up after it. We’ll even pay for it.” We really would, but she still says, “NO!” What should we do to convince our mom to let us get a dog? — Son and Daughter in Albuquerque DearSon and Daughter: I can’t claim this advice as my own. It was penned by Jeff and Bil Keane, the noted cartoonists. They said, “The best way to get a hamster is to first ask for a pony.” That logic might also apply to a puppy. 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. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two booklets: "Abby's Favorite Recipes" and "More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby." Send a business-size, selfaddressed envelope, plus check or money order for $12 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included in price.) Daughter abrubtly abandons all interaction with family Dear Abby The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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LIVING 14B PAGE News-Sun Sunday, April 3, 2011 THE CHALLENGE:Gone are the days when the kitchen was used mostly for cooking. Today it can serve as communications hub, mail sorting station, homework center and conference room. Is it any wonder you can't find the pepper grinder?SIMPLE SOLUTIONS: 1. Go paper-free.Debbie Lillard, author of "Absolutely Organized: AMom's Guide to a No-Stress Schedule and Clutter-Free Home," says much of what overloads kitchen surfaces is paper the kind that seems too important to get rid of so it just piles up in drifts. For her three elementary schoolage kids, Lillard transfers pertinent information from school announcements, birthday invitations and team schedules to a master wall calendar, then recycles the originals. She also recommends colorcoding the calendar by child.2. Establish an art box for each child.Deposit daily artwork and school papers in it, then at the end of the year, sort through the pile with your child to save, say, 25 treasures. The sorting becomes a time to reflect together on your child's accomplishments and the truly important mementos don't get lost under a landslide of old spelling tests.3. Try a rolling storage cart.Paired with one of these carts, available at most home stores, your kitchen table can do double duty as a craft center or homework station. "Store supplies in the lower drawers and leave the top drawer empty to sweep unfinished work into for next time," says Cynthia Townley Ewer, author of "Houseworks: How to Live Clean, Green and Organized at Home" and editor of organizedhome.com When dinnertime rolls around, free up precious floor space by wheeling the cart to a less crowded spot.THE CHALLENGE:Large flat surfaces such as the kitchen table, coffee table or guest bed are clutter magnets. I'm just guessing your own dining room table right now is home to junk mail, an abandoned craft project and a broken tiara awaiting a (missing) glue gun. "Clutter attracts clutter," says Ewer. "It multiplies like rabbits."SIMPLE SOLUTIONS: 1.Make lost-and-found boxes and charity bins.If items are left out too long in common areas, put them in a lost-and-found box, then kids will know where to look for them. If you don't mind playing hardball, you can call it a "toy jail" and require your kids to pay bail do an extra chore to get their stuff back. Outgrown clothes and toys can go in a box by the back door. When the box is full, take it to a local charity.2. Establish temporary catchalls.To collect the remains of the day, place baskets at high-traffic points, such as the bottom of the stairs. Make a rule that the stuff must be claimed and put away every night, or else you've just created a new dumping zone.3. Don't be afraid to improvise. In my own quest to glimpse the surface of our dumping room I mean, dining room table, I have experimented by telling my 9year-old son to "pretend the table is on fire, and everything you leave there will be burned up forever!"THE CHALLENGE:The glowing computer screen has replaced the fireside as the heart of the home. Kids do their homework, play games, load music and check all-important email at this high-traffic, high-demand spot. It easily can become a disaster area: a tangle of cords, disks out of cases and papers left on the chair for the next user to squash.SIMPLE SOLUTIONS: 1. Create separate spaces.Erin Rooney Doland, author of "Unclutter Your Life in One Week" and editor of unclutterer.com recommends setting up the computer desktop so that each user has her own password and account. Family members can be given a box or drawer nearby to quickly stash their stuff. (Make it a rule that you have to leave the area clean for the next user.) And keep handy a box with a stapler, pens and other necessities so that kids can finish their homework without having to hunt for a paper clip.2.Make a backup box.Store your computer's hardware manuals and program disks in one dedicated box in a closet, advises Doland. If there's a problem (a broken mouse, say), all the information will be right there.3. Try a disk folder. To save space and avoid playing matchmaker with computer game disks and cases, Ewer loves disk folders, available at office supply stores. Manuals and disks are simply slid into the plastic sleeves, where they are easily accessible.THE CHALLENGE:Most kids own many times their own body weight in toys, with new inventory arriving on each birthday and major (or minor) holiday. The result: kids get overwhelmed, have a hard time choosing what they want to play with, or can't find their favorites.SIMPLE SOLUTIONS: 1. Let go of unused toys.Brooks Palmer suggests parents help their kids weed out unwanted and outgrown toys. "I'll hand a child one toy at a time and ask, How about this one? Do you still play with it or not?'" Donating the unwanted toys to charity helps kids feel good about the process. Just make sure the bag goes right out the door, or else your kids might be tempted to pull the toys out again.2. Select smart storage.Group toys by type in open bins on child-level bookshelves. Pasting a picture on each bin of what goes inside will help kids organize. Avoid scooping all playthings into one huge toy box or hard-toopen container.3. Store toys where kids typically play with them.Why are the board games always strewn around the living room, where inevitably the dice are kicked under the sofa? Because the game shelf is down in the basement, a flight away, says Erin Rooney Doland. Better to clear an area on a living room shelf to make putting away games easier.THE CHALLENGE:Though this area of the home is the first, and last, place you and your guests see, it's often the most chaotic. Kids dump their backpacks, shoes and coats right inside the door, then make an Olympic dash for the refrigerator. Later, finding a homework assignment or missing sneaker requires an archaeological dig.SIMPLE SOLUTIONS: 1.Assign each child his own easy-toaccess space.Use chic lockers (available through home catalogs) or plastic milk crates lined up in the hallway to give kids a selfserve place to stash their boots and bags. A row of sturdy wall hooks at child level for coats.2. Establish a family launchpad. Ewer suggests giving everyone their own dedicated space for can't-leave-home-without-it items. Have family members deposit cell phones, keys, flash drives, permission slips, homework, lunch money and sunglasses here.THE CHALLENGE:Often large or awkwardly shaped, sports equipment tends to get tossed onto a messy Mount Everest in the garage or mudroom.SIMPLE SOLUTIONS: 1.Thin the herd.Doland advises weeding out items that aren't being used. "Many people have a hard time getting rid of unused sports equipment because it came with a high price tag," she says. Selling gear on eBay or to a sports resale shop, or donating it, can ease the pain.2. Sort by sport.During baseball season, Lillard's son keeps a sports bag packed with his glove, bat and other essentials hanging at the ready on the garage wall. Use tall freestanding cloth laundry bins to keep equipment sorted by sport and off the floor.3. Maximize your space.To store big or unwieldy equipment, use wall hooks, baskets, hanging bags or sturdy shelving. BYJENNIFER KING LINDLEY/DISNEYFAMILYFUN MAGAZINE I used to dismiss the highly organized as just a bit ... uptight. Then, one morning, I gazed out of the kitchen window to see my two kids fidgeting in our idling van, five minutes past when they should have left for school. In the garage, my husband hunted among bags of old grass seed and toppled bikes for the tennis racket he needed for a minutes-away match. "It's around here somewhere!" he said. That was an Aha! moment for me. I realized that, far from being a waste of time, getting our home organized would actually save our family time and stress. Luckily, there are experts out there who specialize in taming just our kind of chaos. Here's some advice from four professional organizers on managing a home's most common disaster zones clutter hot spots from crowded kitchen counters to messy play areas. Follow these basic rules to make your home run more smoothly: Reduce the amount you need to organize in the first place. Keep only those items you truly love or use, says Brooks Palmer, author of "Clutter Busting: Letting Go of What Is Holding You Back" and editor of clutterbusting.com Don't hang onto an unwanted item just because it cost a lot or Aunt Sue gave it to you. Give everything a home. "Aplace for everything and everything in its place" may seem an oldfashioned idea, but it really works, experts stress. Don't shoot for perfection. Cynthia Townley Ewer recommends starting small by identifying the problems that are causing the most angst (the missing car keys), then trying the easiest solution (a bowl on top of the fridge!). Get the kids involved. "More important than having fancy organizing equipment is teaching your kids good routines," Debbie Lillard says. Spend a little time every day maintaining your system. Erin Rooney Doland suggests creating a half-hour MP3 mix (let kids pick their favorite highenergy selections) and make that your family's cue to start a daily evening cleanup.ILLUSTRATIONS BYBETSYEVERITT/COURTESYOF DISNEYFAMILYFUN MAGAZINE



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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.com SEBRING City council members will discuss amending the citys sign ordinance Tuesday night at their regular meeting. At issue are larger signs for businesses in residentially zoned districts specifically the new Bud and Donna Somers Hospice House on Hammock Road, which is in a R-3 residential zoning district. Currently the hospice is only allowed one 6-square-foot identification sign. It would like a monument sign on Hammock Road that would be a little over 42 square feet and a wall sign honoring the Somers. It also wants to be able to post directional signs on the premises. The hospice applied for a variance from the city, but a variance may only be granted if a hardship is involved. Because there is no hardship, the only alternative is to amend the citys current sign ordinance. The proposed amendment would allow on-premise directional signs displaying entrances and exits and up to two identification signs. The size and number of signs would vary depending on the type of roadway the property faces, the amount of road frontage and the depth of the setbacks. Page 2ANews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011www.newssun.com March 30 3910203152x:3Next jackpot $4 millionMarch 26 579254349x:5 March 23 71021333941x:5 April 1 78142227 March 31 1018282934 March 30 15101319 March 29 815223335 April 1 (n) 5723 April 1 (d) 0426 March 31 (n) 7910 March 31 (d) 4180 April 1(n) 219 April 1 (d) 157 March 31 (n) 536 March 31(d) 320 April 1 723323617 March 29 2726319 March 25 623323618 March 22 619213618 March 30 1920425658 PB: 37 PP: 4Next jackpot $187 millionMarch 26 410111933 PB: 27 PP: 4 March 23 515262832 PB: 9 PP: 2 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d) is the daytime drawing, (n) is the nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball PP: Power Play Lottery Center Club plans Garden Tour for SaturdayAVON PARK The Avon Park Founders Garden Club is sponsoring a Garden Tour of five yards in the Avon Park area from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. The yards on tour will not be announced in the newspaper in consideration of the homeowners. Addresses of the homes are printed on the tickets and a map will be furnished to ticket purchasers. The cost of the tour is $5. Yards on tour include an all-green yard, a professionally landscaped yard, one with a variety of palms, a yard with shade loving plants and a beautifully landscaped yard done by the homeowner. Tickets can be purchased by calling 381-5929. Alimited number of Avon Park calendars remain to be sold. Each month is highlighted with a color coordinated framed picture of a site in Avon Park. Ideal to take back home to show your northern friends where you reside during the winter months. Calendars are available for a reduced price of $5 at Albrittons barbershop on Lake Avenue, Homemade Creation Bakery on Main Street or by calling 4521927.Butterfly Gardening Workshop setLORIDAFlorida Atlantic Universitys Center for Environmental Studies (CES) at the Riverwoods Field Lab on U.S. 98 in Lorida is conducting a Native Butterfly Gardening Workshop for residents that want to learn more about butterflies and Florida-friendly gardening. COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 5A 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 Thursday, March 31: Linda Lynn Berrios, 32, Lake Placid, was charged with petit theft. Leodegario Calvillo Cisneros, 44, Lake Placid, was char g ed with probation violation. Gerrard Antoine Coleman, 23, Avon Park, was charged with dealing in stolen property, grand theft $300 less than $5,000, and fraud-swindle obtaining property under $20,000. Angelina Lynn Cook, 31, Lakeland, was charged with a municipal ordinance violation. Jeremy Raymond Croom, 25, Winter Haven, was charged with fleeing/eluding police. Jessica Lorene De Arce, 35, Lake Placid, was charged with petit theft. Danny Fred Faulk, 34, Sebring, was arrested for driving with a suspended license. Jonathan Demar Halliburton, 24, Avon Park, was arrested for driving with a suspended license. Daniel Hohenberger, 21, Frostproof, was char g ed with probation violation. Malcom Demetrius Mckenzie, 22, Avon Park, was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Anthony Rasheed Pearson, 18, Sebring was charged with possession of marijuana (not more than 20 grams) and possession of drug equipment. Amy Lynn Raposa, 26, Avon Park was arrested for failure to appear reference knowingly driving with license suspended or revoked. Mariano Enrique SolisGasper, 29, Lake Placid, was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Heidi Candess Sutton, 28, Avon Park, was arrested for violation of condition of release reference attempted possession of cocaine. POLICEBLOTTER Special to the News-SunSEBRING Ateam of assessors from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA) will arrive Tuesday, May 3 to examine all aspects of the Highlands County Sheriffs Office policies, procedures, management, operations, and support services. The Highlands County Sheriffs Office received initial accreditation in June 2008 complying with approximately 261 standards. The department is currently seeking re-accreditation and is required to show proofs of continued compliance with the standards. Many of the 261 standards are critical to life, health and safety issues with regard to the office of sheriff. As part of the on-site assessment, Sheriffs Office members and the general public are invited to offer comments to the assessment team. A copy of the standards is available through the Highlands County Sheriffs Office Web site or by request to the accreditation manager, Kim Ketchner, at 402-7323. For more information regarding CFAor for persons wishing to offer written comments about the Highlands County Sheriffs Office ability to meet the standards of accreditation, write: Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation, 3504 Lake Lynda Drive, Suite 380, Orlando, FL32817. The accreditation program manager for the Highlands County Sheriffs Office is Zoraida Bergan. Bergan said the assessment team is composed of law enforcement practitioners from similar agencies. The assessors will review written materials, interview members, and visit offices and other places where compliance can be witnessed. The CFA Assessment team leader is Lanny Wyatt from the Plantation Police Department. Other team members are Sgt. James Vachon from Lake County Sheriffs Office and Carol Kersey from Putnam County Sheriffs Office. Once the commissions assessors complete their review of the Highlands County Sheriffs Office, they report back to the full commission, which will then decide if the Highlands County Sheriffs Office will receive reaccredited status. The accreditation period is for a three years. Verification by the team that the Highlands County Sheriffs Office meets the commissions standards is part of a voluntary process to gain or maintain accreditation, a highly prized recognition of law enforcement professional excellence, as viewed by Sheriff Susan Benton. A ccreditation Team invites public comments about HCSO By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK The Highlands County Sheriffs Office is investigating the Wednesday shooting of a 31year-old man in Avon Park. The shooting occurred around 9:50 p.m. at Squallys Bar on West Garrett Road, according to Lt. Darin Hood, but the details of the case are being withheld pending a complete investigation. Hood would not disclose the name of the victim, the number of times shot nor the name of the suspect, but he did reveal that the suspect, a black male, was being sought and went by the nickname of Neeko. The victim was transported to an undisclosed regional hospital, Hood said, and was in stable condition at press time. The motive for the shooting was not disclosed by Hood, but he did state the there were some leads. We are trying to protect the victim in case of retaliation, Hood said. Hood asked for anyone with further information to call Det. Roger St. Laurent at 402-7200 or call the Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477) or enter information on-line at http://www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com. Tips that result in the arrest could lead to a reward. HCSO probes shooting in AP News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Sebring Police Department Officer Daniel Cordero talks to April Sacoulas on Saturday morning, while investigating the scene of a single car crash on Kenilworth Blvd. near Roseland Avenue in Sebring. According to Sacoulas she lost control of her car when a big brown dog ran into the road. I swerved not to hit him and I panicked, she said. Sacoulas Chevrolet Lumina rolled over and landed on the sidewalk that runs parallel to Kenilworth Blvd. No serious injuries occurred during the wreck. Rollover crash caused by dog Hospice House asking for sign ordinance change Wants bigger sign than what is allowed News-Sun file photo by KATARASIMMONS T he public is invited to attend Pinwheels for Prevention, a ceremony to recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention Month scheduled for Tuesday at 8 a.m. on the Highlands County Courthouse lawn in Sebring. Following the ceremony will be a proclamation at the Highlands County Commissioners meeting at 9 a.m. Pinwheel ceremony planned Tuesday

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By MITCH STACY Associated PressDESTIN Gulf Coast tourism officials who gathered for a meeting at a Florida Panhandle resort this week werent exactly jumping for joy over the prospects for growth in 2011, even with the worst of the recession and BPoil spill in their rear-view mirrors. Instead, there was measured optimism that this would be a year of modest recovery that vacationers would continue coming back to the beaches and seafood restaurants in communities whose images and economies were battered by the oil spill last year. The Deepwater Horizon explosion and spill occurred April 20, ruining the lucrative summer season and the year for tourist enclaves that were still fighting off the malaise of the recession. The gusher was finally capped three months later. Millions of dollars in reparations from BPwere invested into national promotions for the beaches and gulf seafood. Tourism officials reported good but not great March spring break crowds this year, with the more family oriented Easter break and typically busy summer seasons still on the horizon. But many hotels still are offering deep discounts to keep rooms filled. In Pensacola, BPworkers walk the beaches regularly to round up stray tar balls, and tourism bureaus continue to fight the perception around the country that the whitesand beaches in the Florida Panhandle and coastal Alabama are awash with oil. I think were cautiously optimistic, said Colette Boehm, special projects director for Gulf Shores and Orange Beach Tourism in Alabama, where oil and tar balls stained parts of the 32 miles of coastline last summer. With the (survey) numbers were getting, we cant discount the fact that there is still some perception of an (oil) issue out there. But the anecdotal data that were getting is thats getting better as time goes on. Last year was expected to be a banner year for Panama City, Fla. The Panhandle beach town saw a record number of spring break visitors in March 2010 and had scheduled the opening of a new international airport for May amid great hoopla. The airport went online as expected, but its debut was overshadowed by news of the April oil spill and uncertainty over if and when crude would hit the shore. Beaches in Panama City saw only some scattered tar balls, but the crowds still mostly stayed away despite a visit from President Barack Obama and his family designed to show that the beach was clean and the seafood was safe. Ecologically, weve fully recovered. Now we have an economic recovery, said Dan Rowe, president and CEO of the Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau. But we cant get back the momentum we lost with the opening of the airport 2010 was going to be a springboard for the future. Well do OK in 2011, but its really about trying to sustain and get that momentum back. If we continue to tell our story, we may over time get back to that trajectory we were on before the oil spill. Rowe and other tourism officials said the oil spill pushed them to utilize Facebook and other social media more to get out their message, convince people the beaches were clean, promote events and generally connect with visitors on a more personal level. That online following is considered a vital part of the public-relations strategy for most tourism bureaus now. They have done an incredible job getting that message out there, said Duane Vinson, whose Smith Travel Research analyzes lodging trends for the industry. He said the companys research projects a slight increase in average daily rates paid by hotel guests this year, and that rising gas prices wont be a huge factor when it comes to people deciding whether or not to travel this summer www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011Page 3A Prior to 1999, cities did not have meet established minimum benefit levels. They were largely free to bargain with local police and fire unions. This meant cities and unions could negotiate benefits that best met the needs of the city and the police and firemen. Since 1999, however, municipal actions are restricted by mandates. The mandates, while unfunded, have teeth in that the Division of Retirement may impose penalties for not following them. The citys resolution specifically asks the state to remove itself from local collective bargaining, by removing the mandates. For example, one of the states mandates has to do with the extra pension benefit, meaning benefits awarded to police and firefighters that are in addition to, or greater than, those provided to general employees of the city. Prior to 1999, insurance premium tax revenues were first used to insure minimum pension provisions were met. After 1999, the funds could only be used for new extra pension benefits. The city wants to regain flexibility in the matter, especially as the recession has affected revenues significantly. It wants the state to remove minimum benefi t standards, remove the requirement to provide new extra pension benefits fo r police and firefighters, and allow the city to use insurance premium tax revenues to pay for benefits already provided. The city also wants the legislature to prohibit the Division of Retirement from imposing expensive administration costs. We need to remove the requirement for new extra benefits paid from the premium tax and use it instead to fund our obligations, said Bob Hoffman, assistant city manager, and we need to improve administration policies so as not to penalize the city. (This resolution) is an attempt to tell (the legislature) Sebring is on board Continued from page 1A Sebring to offer support of pension reform effort Gulf tourism officials cautiously optimistic MCTphotos The beaches near Destin are back to beautiful (above) showing no signs of the oil that stained the sand last year (right). Special to the News-SunOn Wednesday, May 4 volunteer teams from local businesses will participate in the 2011 United Way Day of Caring in Highlands County. Volunteer teams are matched with United Way Partner Agencies in order to perform tasks that the agencies might not otherwise have the manpower or funds to be able to accomplish. Jobs such as assisting clients, painting, landscaping, clerical work, and many other tasks will be completed during the 2011 Day of Caring. This is an opportunity fo r local residents to make a hands on impact with United Way Partner Agencies and also view how thei r United Way contributions are being invested. When the volunteer teams finish their tasks at 11:30 a.m., they are encouraged to participate in a luncheon a t Buttonwood Bay provided by Chef Mac, Palms Cour t Catering. Day of Caring set for May 4

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Page 4ANews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com PRE-PRESSKEN BAREFIELDProduction Coordinator Ext. 594prepress@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION W e live in an interesting time t raditional systems a re breaking down; w e have to find m ore efficient and e ffective ways of d oing things.In other words, we have to c hange; but changing a point o f view is difficult, and c hanging the way we do s omething is even harder. Habits of thought and h abits are both hard to break. All the more reason to e ncourage and reward out-oft he-box thinking. In Avon Park on Monday, t he city council listened to a n ew way of dividing up city r esources. Viewing the government as a pie chart, each major d epartment would be given a s lice that is, allotted a cert ain percentage from the c itys annual revenues. Under the proposal, the g eneral fund would receive 2 0 percent; the police departm ent 32 percent; fire departm ent 18 percent; streets 13 percent; and parks and recreation 17 percent. This is an interesting idea, with merit. We are pleased that Finance Director Renee Green is going to test the abstract concept with real numbers. At the same time we agree with those, like council member Terry Heston, who worry because some percentages do not include service for debt or reserve for contingency. The thing we worry about the most, however, is a continuation of the very attitude that got the city council into its current troubles an absolute disregard for its citizens. When Warren West, of the Avon Park Fire Department, said each department should have more input in developing the idea, the council quickly agreed. In listing the stake holders who should be involved, however, the council not once mentioned citizens the very people providing the revenue to be divded. The tax payer never entered their minds. Voters take note. Still the same old story April is Child Abuse Prevention MonthEditor: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and pinwheels are turning up in our local community, all over Florida and throughout the nation. Pinwheels are displayed in April to draw attention to and encourage involvement in making children a priority in our community. The Pinwheels for Prevention Campaign is part of a national movement that focuses on community activities and public policies that prioritize healthy child development. Circuit 10 (Hardee, Highlands and Polk Counties) is home to 164,855 children and youth, with 18,466 in Highlands County. These children are our future. They are future voters, parents, teachers, business owners, employees and leaders of this community. Whether these children will achieve their full potential and develop into healthy, productive members of our community largely depends on their childhood experiences. Numerous research studies have demonstrated that safe, stable, nurturing, childhood environments are related to better health and success over a lifetime. Simply put, strong families build strong communities. We ask you to join our local efforts to strengthen and support children and families in Highlands County. As the lead not-for-profit organization for Circuit 10's Child Welfare Services, Heartland for Children recognizes Child Abuse Prevention Month. Find out how you can get involved by visiting the prevention link at www.heartlandforchildren.org. Teri Saunders CEO Heartland for Children BartowPriorities have been misplacedEditor: Since the Democrats didnt like the peoples agenda, they decided not to show up for work. Now, we all know that wont solve our problem. Im certainly praying that our newly elected Congress stands firm until the peoples voice is heard and respond to positively. When President Obama referred to change during his campaign, Im sure those who voted for him didnt have a clue about what he had in mind. He has surely brought change from bad to worse and unless we have change in the right direction, it will get even worse. Im sure we will all have to face the fact that things will get worse before getting better. When we, as individuals, buy things we cant afford going way in debt, we have to sacrifice in order to ever see the light of day and so it is with our government. We cant dish money out as though it grows on trees with all these giveaway programs, bailouts, subsidies, etc. and have a balanced budget. It is great to help others, but when we help with borrowed money, the one we are borrowing from is the one doing the helping. Before helping others, we should take care of our own. It seems to me that our priorities have been gravely misplaced. This is a fact we all need to be aware of and exercise appropriately. May we all evaluate ourselves and be sure we are doing the proper thing with what the good Lord has blessed us with. Pray with me that with the good Lords help and our concentrated efforts, we will once again be a Christian nation. One He will accept. Willie Clyde (Toole) Cloud SebringIs it time to send Obama away?Editor: Isnt this great news from Japan. They took our jobs and now are sending us here, in Florida, radiation and our numb skull Obama is starting a war we cannot win nor can we afford like the Weasel. How many billions this time? Pee-Wee, where are you? Is it time to do a Nixon on Obama and send him back to wherever he was born? Clarence Neeley SebringNot the candy store for the worldEditor: The worlds greatest suckers, the individual American taxpayers. Happy Birthday suckers, Barnum and Bailey say there is a sucker born every second and two to take him. You cannot give foreign aid without first serving the needs of the American people. Its our money and we are not the candy store for the world. Our tax system was never designed to serve the world. After World War II, we rebuilt most of the world with our tax dollars. The Marshal Plan helped rebuild China, Japan, Germany and most of the world received foreign aid. Most of the worlds nations still receive foreign aid from America. When America receives aid from the same nations, it is in the form of a repayable loan. American foreign aid in the future has to be in the form of a repayable loan. Where is the wisdom for a bankrupt nation borrowing money to give foreign aid? Charity begins at home. We gave welfare to Americas richest for more than 10 years. We are now giving the top 50 corporations a 0 tax for 2010, plus welfare in the millions of dollars. They, the corporations say its legal. Its called gaming the system. The buck stops here. An open letter to the American Arm Service Committee and the Commanders of all military services. No veteran left behind. We have more than 100,000 claims that are not being addressed and the number is growing at an alarming rate. The inner circle, not the state and local levels of the VA, which are doing wonders with what they have to work with. Who is this inner circle? Many citizens have a problem deciding who they are. Well they are your career politicians who give out ea rmarks so they can be reelected. The American corrupt tax system and the way the tax system is re-distributed. Th e super rich for many years are at the very top of the re distribution. Also they mak e sure that every country in the world where they inves t their money gets foreign ai d, even very rich nations such as Libya and the very rich Arab nations who have held America hostage for its ene rgy. The American super ric h are also making huge profit s by controlling the price at the pump. They, the super rich, are in a conspiracy wi th the Arab nations and itsoi l cartel. What ever happened to price controls? The Armed Service Committee and all commanders of every military service should make sure that no veteran is left behind. Put the veteran claims ahead of all foreig n aid, not at the bottom of ou r priorities. The American working class and veterans have bee n played for suckers when it comes to re-distribution of our dollars. Its our money. It does not belong t o career politicians who give it out like candy to nations al l over the world to increase their net worth. Term limits, please and clean up this huge backlog of veteran claims, not tomo rrow but today. Billie E. Jewe tt Sebrin g BouquetGroups help with HALLOs poker runEditor: This letter is to acknowledge your newspapers unconditional support of services for the disabled in this community. Your readers need to kno w that with your help and wil lingness to provide space fo r Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization s (H.A.L.L.O.) poker run fundraiser last Saturday (March 26), the organizatio n can continue providing reha bilitation resources to the countys disabled, and special programs for those who are amputees, brain injured or sight-impaired. The News-Sun certainly embraces the true concept o f community service not only with its news and edit orial content, but with its financial resources as well. H.A.L.L.O. also would like to the thank publicly th e efforts of volunteers Robin Vibbart, and Richard Holm es of the Sebring Elks Club fo r their contribution to the suc cess of the event. Bill Garbe tt Volunte er Presiden t, Communications Consultin g Grou p Portland, Or e. Before I get into the meat o f this column, I need to m ake a few things clear. Ive known radio talk s how host Barry Foster for a n umber of years now. We are f riends. I am also a fan of his r adio show, though I dont l isten as often as I could. T his is chiefly because the s how is on in the mornings, a nd as I have stated numero us times, I am not a morni ng person. So you can understand t hat when I noticed his mug o n the front page of the N ews-Sun this week, it got m y attention. If you didnt read the artic le by Ed Baldridge, Barry s poke to the Avon Park City C ouncil on Monday. He a lleged that someone (or s omeones) on the council h ad called his boss to comp lain about things hes said r egarding the council. Barrys opinion is, if s omeone on the city council h as a problem with him, they s hould come to him, not to h is boss. It wasnt clear w hether the problem was w ith his news broadcasts or h is talk show, but either way h e felt that going over his h ead to his superiors was an i ntimidation tactic. If it was, it failed misera bly. I listened to Barrys s how midweek, and he didn t seem to be backing down f rom any problems he had w ith the city council. The council members didnt respond to Barry on Monday, just sat and let him talk. Barry extended an invitation for any of them to be a guest on his show to debate him on the issues. To be honest, Im not totally familiar with the problems Barry has with the city council. I dont live in Avon Park, so I admit I dont pay a whole lot of attention to news about whats going on there. I do know some people are unhappy with the city council for some reason, and that Barry isnt alone in his feelings. Its even possible that I would disagree with Barry on whatever issues he has with the city council. He and I have not always seen eye to eye in the past (though to be fair Im convinced that I hold some views that no one else in the known universe shares. But thats another column). But if I had an issue with Barry and felt he was out of line with something he said on the show, I wouldnt call his boss. I wouldnt call his wife. Id make sure I was awake between the hours of 8 and 10 a.m. MondayFriday and call him on the show. Ive called into the show a number of times. It is pathetically easy to get on the air. You simply tell whoever answers the phone, I want to speak with Barry on the air. In fact, I have been honest at times and said, I want to harass Barry on the air and they still have no problem putting me through. If I want to talk to Barry off the air, thats not hard either. I simply wait about 10 minutes after his show is over and call in. Im usually put right through and get my word in edgewise. The point is that if someone has a problem with Barry, getting a hold of him is not that hard. If youre someone who thinks Barry has messed up on a news report, you should let him know. He is professional enough to want to be accurate in his reporting. If you disagree with his opinion, remember, the First Amendment applies to both of you. Give him a call, speak your piece. Let us hear your side of things. Treat us listeners to a lively debate. Alert me ahead of time and Ill even try to be awake for it. Just make sure I have coffee. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Barry Foster and the First Amendment Lauras Look Laura Ware EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your addres s and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automati cally rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum o f 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letter s of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; o r e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated b y the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun. All items will run on a first-come basis as space per mits, although more timely ones could be moved up. We believe your viewpoints are just as important as an y community leader or government official, so consider thi s a personal invitation to get your two cents in.

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Associated PressST. PETERSBURG Storm officials say nine tornados raked through the Tampa Bay region. As many as 18,000 residents remained without power Friday, a day after the vicious storms destroyed dozens of homes, flooded road and toppled trucks and small planes. The National Weather Service says the tornados struck Polk, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties Thursday packing winds from 86 to 110 mph. In Lakeland, a tent collapsed and injured seven people gathered for the annual Sun n Fun aviation festival. Afew small planes had flipped over at the St. Petersburg-Clearwater Airport. There were multiple reports of small tornadoes across the region. Strong winds blew a Carnival cruise ship from its dock at Cape Canaveral. Information from: St. Petersburg Times, http://tampabay.com DANIELDALEYJR. Daniel Ross Daley Jr., age 74, passed away on Thursday, March 31, 2011 in Sebring, Fla. He was born in Middleburg, Pa., on Aug. 21, 1936 to Daniel Ross and Eva Gertrude (Blake) Daley. He was a supervisor-engine tester for a truck manufacturer; member of the Jehovah Witness and was a resident of Sebring since 2009 coming from Green Castle, Pa. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Daley, Sebring; daughter, Kris Crites, Sebring; step-daughter, Sharon Hammond, Chambersburg, Pa.; step-son, Daniel Hager, Greencastle, Pa.; three other daughters; sister, Ann Willard, Upton, Pa.; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Robert Daley. Cremation arrangements entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida www.stephensonnelsonfh.com LITAO. DAVIS Lita O. Davis, 83, of Sebring, Fla., passed away Thursday, March 31, 2011 in Sebring. She was born Oct. 26, 1927 to Robert Lee and Bertha (Fortney) Cade in Wolf Summit, W.Va., and had been a resident of Sebring since 1998, coming from West Siloam Springs, Okla. She was a secretary with the Pepsi Bottling Company and als had worked in real estate. She was a member of Eastern Star Chapter 89 in Fresno, Calif., and was active in 4-H leadership in Fresno and Benton County, Ark. She was a member of Sparta Road BAptist Church in Sebring. Mrs. Davis was predeceased by her husband, Carl Davis, and son, Lee Davis, and is survived by her daughter-in-law, Shelly Davis Word, and two grandchildren, Kaylee (Joshua Crosley, Lexington Park, Md., and Clinton Lee Davis, Sebring. The family will receive friends at 12 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2011 at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home in sebring with services following at 1 p.m. with Rev. Mike Adams officiating. Interment will follow at Bougainvillea Cemetery, Avon Park. Arrangements have entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com JEANNE KAISER Jeanne Marie Kaiser, age 80, of Cumming, Ga., formerly of Lake Placid, Fla., passed away Wednesday, March 30, 2011. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard C. Kaiser. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Paul Frank of Cumming, Ga.; son, William Kaiser of Sarasota, Fla.; grandchildren, Jennifer, Christopher, William and Victoria; seven great-grandchildren; sisters and brothersin-law, Carolyn and John Kasten of Novato, Calif., and Dorothy (Wallace) and Frank Gardner of Lake Placid, Fla. Amemorial service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 260, Duluth, Ga., 30097. Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Ga. is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made at www.inframfuneralhome.co m. DORAPEREIRA Dora L. (Laliberte) Pereira of Sebring, Fla., formerly of Plymouth and New Bedford, Mass. died on March 30, 2011, beloved wife of Hugo T. Pereira. Loving mother of Stephen M. of Bedford, N.H., Michael E. of Chagrin Falls, Ohio, Matthew B. of Melbourne, Fla., and the late Geoffrey K. Pereira; sister of Raymond Laliberte of Leesburg, Fla.; grandmother of Stephen Jr., Christine, Tiana, Torin, Michael and Caitlin; great-grandmother of Abigail. Born in New Bedford, Mass. on Aug. 4, 1925, a daughter of the late Adelard and Amelia (Dube) Laliberte. Agraduate of New Bedford High School and trained as an executive secretary and bookkeeper. She worked as executive secretary for the vice president of Goodyear Corp., and was the owner and bookkeeper along with her husband Hugo of The Medicine Shoppe in Plymouth for 10 years until her retirement to Sebring, Fla. in 1990. She enjoyed dancing, travel, skiing, bowling and playing cards. Funeral from the Cartmell Funeral Home, 150 Court St., Plymouth, on Tuesday April 5 at 10 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass at St. Peters Church Plymouth, at 11 a.m. Visiting hours on Monday from 4-7 p.m. Burial in the Massachusettes National Cemetery in Bourne. Memorial donations may be made to the Plymouth Lions Club, P.O. Box 3491, Plymouth, MA02361. More info and online guestbook, visit www.cartmellfuneralhome.com. Death noticeEugene F. Fernsler, age 93, of Sebring died March 31, 2011. Arrangements under the direction o f Dowden Funeral Home o f Sebring. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011Page 5A The workshop will introduce attendees to local native plants and the butterflies that they will attract to your garden. Attendees will receive a wealth of educational resources. At the end of the workshop will be an opportunity to purchase butterfly plants. The workshop will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 6. The workshop fee is $10 and registration is required. Contact Casey Trent, field coordinator at 462-0026 or ctrent4@fau.edu to get the registration form. Fax the completed registration form to Riverwoods at (863) 4625331 as space is limited. Proceeds support the Environmental Education Programs at Riverwoods. For more information about Riverwoods Programs check the Web site at http:// riverwoods.ces.fau.edu After the workshop there is an optional field trip to Arnolds Butterfly Haven in Okeechobee. Check it out online at www.arnoldsbutterflyhaven.com/ Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853, 75 N. Olivia Drive, will have NASCAR on the screen at 1 p.m. today. For any questions, call the lodge at 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 will have a ham dinner on Sunday, April 24. Tickets are $7, get them early. For details, call the lodge at 699-5444. The Ladies Auxiliary meets at 10 a.m. Tuesday. The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will host a Mens Spring Fashion Show dinner on Saturday, April 16. Menu includes chicken cordon bleu and trimmings 6 p.m.; show 7:30 p.m. Reserved seating; tickets are $12 per person. For details, call the lodge at 465-0131. NASCAR Martinsville will be on the screen at 1 p.m. today. Karaoke will be with Wild Bill. Loyal Order of the Moose officers will meet at 7 p.m. Monday. Women of the Moose and the House Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Loyal Order of the Moose meets at 7:30 p.m.Highlands Park Estates plans Spring DinnerLAKE PLACID The annual Spring Dinner for Highlands Park Estates Association will be held at 1 p.m. today at the firehouse on Columbus, one block north of 621, around the corner from the VFW. Ham and drinks are provided by the Homeowners and those attending are asked to bring a covered dish to share and their own plate and flatware. Nell Hays from the Highlands County Sheriffs Office will give tips on how to keep our homes and neighborhood safe from crime. Neighborhood Watch can be very effective, simple and also important for local warning notifications. Hayes can tell us the current problems in the area and the county. Come meet with and visit your neighbors and enjoy a delicious meal! Learn happenings in the park; door prizes will be given. If the calling committee has been unable to reach you and you want to attend, call 465-2468 with your reservation.Knights of Columbus have breakfastAVON PARK The Knights of Columbus 14717, of Our Lady of Grace Church, 595 E. Main St., will serve breakfast in the Grogan Center from 8 a.m. to noon today. Cost is $5 per person. Any questions, call 471-2134.TPPA meets TuesdaySEBRING The Highlands County Teen Pregnancy Prevention Alliance (TPPA) will hold its monthly meeting at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Champion for Children Advocacy Center, 1986 Sebring Parkway. Organizations and individuals who are interested in working with TPPAto reduce the teen pregnancy rate in Highlands County are encouraged to attend these meetings. For additional information, contact Susan Buelow, TPPAcoordinator, at 382-7277.TAG auditions open for next seasonSEBRING The Tanglewood Actors Guild invites all Tanglewood residents to audition for next seasons plays at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Tanglewood Clubhouse. Suzanne Schilffarth will be directing Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner on Dec. 7, 8 and 9. This heart-warming play by Pat Cook is loaded with wisecracks and one liners that will keep the audience laughing. Doc Lomax has three geriatric sisters as patients who just want to sit at home and talk to one another, all at the same time. The Doctor has a roomer, Nurse Jean, move in to keep an eye on the sisters and get them active. They start planning parties and pulling pranks until their nephew shows up with plans to sell the house. On March 7, 8 and 9, 2012, Joe Morano will stage Tanglewoods second musical, Godspell. This longrunning Broadway hit is a joyous musical celebration of the Gospel According to St. Matthew. It is the belief of generations that the passion of Jesus Christ was to teach love and joy in the hearts of people rather than hate and sadness. Set in Skid Row America, a desparate group of older homeless people follow and learn from Jesus through song and dance, comedy and mime. Godspell was conceived by John Michael Tebelak. The music and lyrics are by Stephen Schwartz. Whether youve been on stage before or if you have only contemplated a role on stage, we urge you to come out to audition Monday.Tea Party presents a movie nightSEBRING The Highlands Tea Party presents Movie Night with Grinding America Down at the Quality Inn-Sebring. Do you think the word Communism isnt used anymore? This film will show that the ideas behind it are alive and well. Afascinating look at the people and groups that have successfully targeted Americas morality and freedom in their effort to grind America down. Grinding America Down will be shown at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Dinner buffet of hamburgers, hotdogs, popcorn, water and iced tea for $8 opens at 6 p.m. Other drinks can be purchased from the bar. People on restricted diets may choose from the menu.Wanda Kline speaks to residentsSEBRING Wanda Kline of Wanda Kline Weight and Wellness will speak to Wood Haven Estates residents about the benefits of nutritional live blood analysis. This is a blood test in which you view your live blood sample on a TVscreen and see the effects of what you eat upon your health. For details call 414-4066. Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS OBITUARIES Pereira Storm officials say 9 tornados raked Tampa Bay

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Page 6ANews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011www.newssun.com peoples health include: tobacco use, health and fitness, and alcohol use. the number of uninsured adults, availability of primary care providers, and preventable hospital stays; rates of high school graduation, number of children in poverty, rates of violent crimes, access to healthy foods, air pollution, and liquor store density. The rankings indicate that Highlands County is at-risk for poor health when it comes to social and economic factors, such as unemployment and children in poverty, while we have positive trend in the health behaviors category. Everyone in our community has a stake in being healthy. Working together, we can make Highlands County a healthier place to live, learn, work and play, Palussek said. Continued from page 1A vations, agreeing that the female driver of the Saturn had crossed into the northbound lane, though there was no concrete answer why she had. He (driver of the van) is OK I think, just a scratch on the head and ear, Paikai said, but the driver of the Saturn wasnt so lucky. Shes being transported to Tampa for head trauma. The driver of the van was treated on site and was not transported to the hospital. The unidentified female driver was pulled from her vehicle by a handful of Highlands County EMTs and volunteer firefighters. The woman repeatedly told Paikai that she had been wearing her seatbelt, however Paikai and Jones are not completely sure the driver had been strapped in. You can tell when a seatbelt was worn. There are indentations across the chest and the lap and I didnt see any, Jones said. Traffic along Memorial came to a short standstill as the accident site was cleaned up and the drivers were treated and transported. The accident is under investigation. Continued from page 1A two men were the force behind the idea Lewis Harder and Vincent Hall who named the hotel after themselves. Construction began in 1925, but it took three years to complete because of financial problems along the way. It opened in January 1928. The hotel was a massive project. There were 134 bedrooms. The great hall and banquet room had 22foot ceilings, the main tower stood 108 feet high, with an observation deck at the top with expansive views. In addition to a swimming pool there was 630 feet of lakeside frontage and a white sand beach. Paths wound through tropical gardens, shaded by palm trees. Originally it was a warm buff color, open only during the season, from January through March. But by the end of 1927 Floridas boom was beginning to fade. Sebrings economy suffered as did the state, and by October 1929, with the onset of the Great Depression, the good times were gone. Goad said that George Sebring, founder of the town, saw the bad times coming, his own fortune dwindle. He died in 1927, a heartbroken man. Harder Hall limped along for decades, such a presence that for a while it overcame a series of owners and ever deepening financial problems. Don Bates, born and raised in Highlands County, remembers attending his senior prom there. He was a member of the 13-member 1954 graduating class from Lake Placid High School. It was the place to be and the dance turned out well, he said. I was very young, a teenager, but it was elegant and impressed me. You still cant drive by it without noticing it. Ned Hancock, a graduate of Sebring High School, remembers his senior prom there too. It was kind of a neat place, he said. What he remembers more, though, is attending summer camp there. His mother, Jean Hancock, remembers having her daughters wedding reception there in 1980, but said the hotel, was kind of past its heyday. News-Sun editor Scott Dressel remembers going to a golf tournament reception there when he was about 11. While the adults had a good time in the banquet hall, he and friends snuck out to explore the already empty building, looking for ghosts. They found none. By 1985 the hotel was in serious trouble and by 1986 it closed so long ago that Lucy Derkman, a venerable Highlands County native, could only say, I think I was inside a long time ago, but I dont remember what it was like. It has never opened again, despite several entrepreneurs who had ideas but couldnt raise the money, or found renovating the building too costly. Along the way much of its surrounding property has been sold off by various of those entrepreneurs, including its golf course. It almost became a timeshare once, and then an assisted living center. Nothing clicked. For now it remains empty, literally a ward of the city, which foreclosed on the last developer after he went bankrupt. The city had taken out a $5.5 million Department of Housing and Urban Development Loan in order to make a renovation project more attractive, but after the most recent bankruptcy, the city is left with the responsibility of repaying the loan. Now owing $4.4 million, the city pays HUD $210,000 a year in principle, and makes quarterly interest payments of $22,000. And patiently, Sebrings pink lady waits for what comes next. Continued from page 1A Harder Hall hits 25th year of emptiness News-Sun file photo by KATARASIMMONS Harder Hall sits on the shores of Little Lake Jackson. I think Iwas inside a long time ago, but I dont remember what it was like.LUCYDERKMAN longtime resident News-Sun photo by ROBYN BAKALUS T he driver of this Saturn was airlifted to Tampa after a head-on crash Saturday morning. Crash sends woman to trauma center Health rankings released

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011Page 7A BUSINESS Im the last person to cast aspersions on anyone who procrastinates, given my own occasional lapses in that area. Ill leave it to the selfhelp gurus to supply behavior-modification techniques. What I will say, however, is that procrastination can be a very costly habit. Heres how putting off the inevitable can reap unpleasant financial consequences:Nuisance feesSimply failing to pay fines for overdue library books or parking violations can escalate far beyond the original penalties and interest they accrue. Many local governments trying to balance their budgets are increasingly aggressive at collecting such fees sometimes even turning them over to collection agencies. Tax penaltiesEverybody knows income taxes are due on April 15 (or in this years case, April 18). If your tax return or request for an extension isnt filed by then, the penalty on any taxes you owe increases dramatically. Youll pay an additional 5 percent of taxes owed for each full or partial month youre late, plus interest, up to a maximum penalty of 25 percent. However, if you file your return or at least ask for an extension request on time, the penalty drops to 0.5 percent per month, plus interest. So, even if you cant calculate your taxes by the deadline, at the very least, file for an extension.Student loan deadlinesAnyone wanting to apply for federal student loans must first complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available at www.fafsa.ed.gov. This time-consuming process involves gathering lots of financial data, so its understandable that many people put it off. But, by missing the filing deadline, you could forfeit thousands of dollars in assistance. And, what many people realize too late is that although the federal application deadline is June 30, deadlines for aid from many states and individual colleges are often much earlier. It really pays to start your research in the fall for the following year.401(k) participationEven though they know their retirement savings are inadequate, many people still postpone contributing to their employers 401(k) plan or IRA. I cant afford it, the investment options are too complicated the list of excuses goes on. But the simple fact is: The sooner you start saving, the faster and larger your account can grow. If your employer offers matching contributions (often 50 percent or more of the first 3 percent of pay you save) you should at least contribute enough to reach that match. Where else will you get a 50 percent return on your investment? Here are a few other ways procrastination can nip your wallet: Miss the vehicle registration or emissions check deadlines and you could get a ticket. Not keeping up with preventive car maintenance could result in costly repairs later on. The same goes for your body: Get regular dental exams and physicals to prevent serious medical conditions or catch them early. Always notify billers of your new address right away. Missing payments can lead to late fees and even increased interest rates. If any of these scenarios ring a bell, see if you cant knock off at least one of them. Who knows, you may get on a roll. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. To participate in a free, online Financial Literacy and Education Summit on April 4, go to www.practicalmoneyskills. com/summit2011. Procrastinators pay for delay Personal Finance Jason Alderman Associated PressNEWYORK Big companies increased their dividends by a record amount in the first quarter. Since the start of the year, 117 companies in the Standard & Poors 500 index said they would raise or start paying dividends. The value of the new and raised annual dividends announced by these companies amounted to a record $16.6 billion, according to Howard Silverblatt, senior index analyst at S&P. Just 78 companies raised their dividends in the same period a year ago. The surge in dividends reflects a turning point in the long recovery from the financial meltdown in 2008. After the meltdown many companies slashed or eliminated their dividends and, like many Americans, put their cash in the bank and sat on it. As a result, U.S. companies have amassed a record $940 billion in cash. But now the economy is recovering, profits are rising and investors are demanding something for their patience. An easy way to keep shareholders happy is to restore or raise dividends. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is quintupling its annual dividend from 20 cents a share to $1, amounting to an increase of $3.1 billion. The value of the payout is a record for an S&P500 company. Even companies that have long resisted dividends are instituting them. Cisco Systems Inc. said it would begin paying shareholders $1.3 billion per year, a record amount for a first-time dividend payer in the S&P500. The fact that dividends are increasing is a clear signal that the economy and businesses worldwide are on a much firmer footing than a few years ago, said Kent Croft, the manager of the $421 million Croft Value Fund. Here is more evidence of the dividend boom: Financial companies announced they will raise annual dividends by $7 billion, accounting for 42 percent of all S&P500 dividend increases. That came after the Federal Reserve announced March 18 it would allow some banks to raise dividends if they passed certain stress tests. JPMorgan, Wells Fargo & Co. and State Street were among those that increased their dividends for the first time since the financial crisis. Citigroup Inc. reinstated its dividend. Ten S&P500 companies announced during the first quarter that they would begin paying dividends. Thats the most for any three-month period since at least 2003, when Silverblatt began collecting data. Besides Cisco, discount department store Kohls and health benefits company WellPoint also became first-time dividend payers. Besides financials, industrial companies and businesses focused on consumer products announced the most dividend increases during the quarter. Among those raising their dividends: cruise operator Carnival Corp., retailer Limited Brands and manufacturer Eaton Corp. Dividends come roaring back in 2011

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Page 8ANews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011www.newssun.com BUSINESS By MARYCLARE JALONICK Associated PressWASHINGTON Like it or not, many restaurant diners will soon know more about what they are eating under new menu labeling requirements proposed by the Food and Drug Administration. The new requirements will force chain restaurants with 20 or more locations, along with bakeries, grocery stores, convenience stores and coffee chains, to clearly post the amount of calories in each item on menus, both in restaurants and drive-through lanes. The new rules will also apply to vending machines. The calorie counts, will apply to an estimated 280,000 establishments. Required as part of health overhaul legislation signed into law last year, they are designed to give restaurant diners information that has long been available on packaged goods cooked at home. The FDAestimates that a third of calories are consumed by eating out. Weve got a huge obesity problem in this country and its due in part to excess calorie consumption outside the home, says Mike Taylor, FDAdeputy commissioner for foods. Consumers generally when you ask them say they would prefer to have that information. But dont expect calorie shock when ordering at the movie theater, where a tub of popcorn can contain well north of a thousand calories movie theaters are exempt, along with airplanes, bowling alleys and other businesses whose primary business is not to sell food, according to the FDA. Alcohol will also be exempted, according to the agency. Margo Wootan, director of nutrition policy at the advocacy group Center for Science in the Public Interest, says that could be misleading to consumers. I think its going to be confusing if customers see the calories for soft drinks and juice labeled on the menu but not other drinks such as beer and wine, she said. It will make it seem like they are better choices. Still, Wootan says the guidelines are a positive step. You wont have to get out of line and go back to some poster by the bathroom and look at some item in a tiny font size, she says. It will be right there on the menu where you are getting your other information about what to order. The idea is to make sure that customers process the calorie information as they are figuring out what to order. Many restaurants currently post nutritional information in a hallway, on a hamburger wrapper or on their website. The new law will make calories immediately available for most items. The labeling requirements were added to the health bill with the support of the restaurant industry, which is facing a smattering of different laws from cities and states. New York City was the first in the country to put a calorie posting law in place. Since then, California, Seattle and other places have done so. MCTphoto Diners will soon know just how many calories are in that order of fries under new labeling requirements by the FDA. FDA proposes calorie counts on menus Would apply to 280,000 establishments Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The Avon Park Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Main Street District will host its next Whats Up Main Street? meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Community Center, 310 W. Main St. The purpose of the meeting is to develop a more cohesive Main Street Avon Park network where people can share information, happenings and events with others. The meeting will also provide updates on the districts grant programs, Main Street Avon Park events, and CRAMain Street District marketing initiatives. Anyone who has an interest in Main Street Avon Park is encouraged to attend the first of these informative meetings, said Wes Hoagland, CRAexecutive director. For more information, contact the CRAoffice at 452-2039. Whats Up Main Street? meets Tuesday in Avon Park Special to the News-SunPARSIPPANY, N.J. Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc., the nations second largest individual tax preparation company, announced Dare to Compare, a national promotional program that encourages taxpayers to try Jackson Hewitt(R) this tax season. With Dare to Compare, new clients who have their taxes prepared and filed at participating Jackson Hewitt offices through the tax filing deadline date of April 18 will pay $50 less than what they paid a competitor last year for tax preparation fees (some restrictions apply). For any taxpayer with a receipt that shows they paid a competitor at least $150 last year for tax preparation fees, Dare to Compare is a great reason to come into a participating Jackson Hewitt office, including more than 2,000 Walmart locations, to have their 2010 tax return prepared and filed, said Debra Dowd, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Jackson Hewitt Tax Service Inc. In addition to the savings, Dare to Compare lets taxpayers know exactly what they will pay for tax preparation before coming into a Jackson Hewitt office and they will know it is less than what they paid someone else last year. The promotion also provides taxpayers with the opportunity to experience the high-quality, professional tax preparation services offered by Jackson Hewitt, particularly when the majority of taxpayers use small independent tax preparation companies. The benefits of having an individual tax return prepared at Jackson Hewit t include the assistance and expertise of a trained, professional tax preparer who is completely current on tax laws (there have been more than 4,000 tax law changes in the past 10 years), the use of up-to-date and accurate tax software, electronic tax return filing, a free Accuracy Guarantee with paid tax preparation (terms and conditions apply), and office availability for tax assistance throughout the year. Jackson Hewitt Tax Service offers Dare to Compare program By ESTHER HARRIS Special to the News-SunYouve probably been on the Web, and its likely that youve attended a seminar. But, have you ever attended a webinar? We recommend that you do. Social Security offers a selection of webinars at www.socialsecurity.gov/webi nars. Youre invited to attend any of them, anytime. Class is always in session past webinars are available for you to view at any time. The information can be valuable, but the cost is free. There are webinars on benefits for wounded warriors, applying for retirement online, extra help with Medicare prescription drug costs, and more. The two recent webinars on the page are on timely topics. How Some Public Employee or Teacher Pensions May Affect Social Security Benefits: In this webinar, we walk you through how the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) and Government Pension Offset (GPO) may affect Social Security benefits of workers whose employers do not withhold Social Security taxes from their salary, such as some school systems and some local, State and Federal government agencies. Ticket to Work: Do you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits? Thousands of SSI and SSDI beneficiaries have learned how to stay in control of their benefits while enriching their lives through employment. You can join them by participating in a 90-minute Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar to learn about available incentives, including those offered through the Ticket to Work program. If you visit www.socialsecurity.gov/webinars, youll find all of the webinars instantly accessible. Any upcoming webinars will be at the top of the page with information on the date, time, and how to register to participate in the webinar live. Once the webinar has taken place, it will be available for anyone to revisit as a resource. Class is in session with Social Security webinars By CHRISTOPHER LEONARD APAgribusiness WriterST. LOUIS U.S. farmers are expected to boost the size of this years corn crop, potentially easing global food inflation. The Agriculture Department reports that farmers intend to plant 92.2 million acres of corn this spring, a 5 percent increase over last year. That would make it the second-biggest corn crop since 1944, after a record-setting planting in 2007. Grain prices are at their highest levels since the food crisis of 2008. New production will help ease concerns over a supply pinch. Worries over a shortage have doubled the price of corn since last summer, from $3.50 to more than $7 a bushel. The high prices are encouraging farmers to plant more corn. While Thursdays repor t has calmed markets in the short-term, analysts caution that the increase in corn acres is hardly enough to return grain prices to thei r low levels of just six months ago. Prices will likely stay elevated because of increasing demand fo r grain from a rebounding U.S. ethanol industry and exports to middle class consumers in Asia. US expects bigger corn crop to ease food inflation

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Liability shall not exceed the cost of that portion of space occupied by such error. Cancellations: When a cancellation is called in, a KILL number will be given to you. This number is very important and must be used if ad failed to cancel. All ads cancelled prior to scheduled expiration date will be billed for complete run unless a KILL number can be provided. ADD A BORDER ATTENTION GETTER LOGO For Just A Little More And Make Your Ad Pop! AD RATESGARAGE SALE6 lines 2 days $11503 days$14(additional lines $1 each)MISCELLANEOUSmerchandise over $1005 lines 6 pubs$1750(additional lines $3 each)REAL ESTATE EMPLOYMENT TRANSPORTATION5 lines 6 pubs $31506 lines 14 pubs$71 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. GC-10-402 RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff, vs. ANDREW VIEDRAH; HOLISTIC HEALTH CONSULTANTS, INC. N/K/A HOLISTIC HEALTH CONSULTANTS, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company; and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S), WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR LIVING, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND/OR JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 14, 2011, in Case No. GC-10-402, in the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. GC-10-401 RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff, vs. ANDREW VIEDRAH; HOLISTIC HEALTH CONSULTANTS, INC. N/K/A HOLISTIC HEALTH CONSULTANTS, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company; and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S), WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR LIVING, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND/OR JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 14, 2011, in Case No. GC-10-401, in the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION is Plaintiff and ANDREW VIEDRAH; HOLISTIC HEALTH CONSULTANTS, INC. N/K/ A HOLISTIC HEALTH CONSULTANTS, LLC, the Cler k of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Highlands County Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room located in the basement of the Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on April 14, 2011 the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: LOT 2, IN BLOCK 59, OF ORANGE BLOSSOM COUNTRY CLUB COMMUNITY UNITS 13 THROUGH 19 INCLUSIVE UNIT 16, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA The Real Property Address is: 10452 South Orange Blossom Boulevard, Sebring, Florida 33875 The Parcel ID Number is: C-24-35-28-160-0590-0020 Anyone claiming interest in the surplus from the sale, other than the person who was the record property owner when the Lis Pendens was filed, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 21st day of March, 2011. Highlands County Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Cler k March 27; April 3, 2011 A/K/A 2388 WEST HAVILAND ROAD, 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 March 31, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Cler k Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08084798 GMAC-CONV--Team 3 **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 3, 10, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001329 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR RASC 2007KS3, Plaintiff, vs. SALLIE WOODEN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated March 18, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-001329 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR RASC 2007KS3, is the Plaintiff and SALLIE WOODEN; TENANT #1 N/K/A ERICA WOODEN 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 18th day of April, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 13, 14, 15 AND 16, BLOCK 1, AVON PARK LAKES RED HILL FARMS ADDITION, UNIT 1, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000364 TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. AIXA DEJESUS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated March 14, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000364 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, is the Plaintiff and AIXA DEJESUS; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF AIXA DEJESUS N/K/A JUAN DEJESUS; TENANT #1 N/K/A BRANDI SCHNEIDER 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 18th day of April, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 1, IN BLOCK 99,OF PLACID LAKES SECTION FOURTEEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 19, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 560 LAKE AUGUST DRIVE, 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 March 14, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAIN Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09026216 OCWEN-SPECFHLMC--Team 5 **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 3, 10, 2011 BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL, IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 18th day of April, 2011, the following described property as set forth ins aid Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 9, IN BLOCK 161, OF LEISURE LAKES SECTION TWO, AS PER PLAT THEREOF IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 14, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 21st day of MARCH, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09001470GCS ONEWEST BANK, FSB, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, FSB, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B. Plaintiff, vs. MARC C. CRAM; ZOVEIDA CRAM A/K/A ZOBEIDA CRAM; LEISURE LAKES HOME OWNERS CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated March 18, 2011, and entered in Case No. 09001470GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. ONEWEST BANK, FSB, AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC FEDERAL BANK, FSB, SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO INDYMAC BANK, F.S.B., is Plaintiff and MARC C. CRAM; ZOVEIDA CRAM A/K/A ZOBEIDA CRAM; LEISURE LAKES HOME OWNERS CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN PERSON(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY; are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, IN THE IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000792 GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. DAVID A. BLAKE A/K/A DAVID BLAKE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated March 14, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000792 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, is the Plaintiff and DAVID A. BLAKE A/K/A DAVID BLAKE; DIANA M. BLAKE; 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 18th day of April, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 38, SUNSET LAKE ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3143 GLACIER AVENUE, 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 March 16, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10042178 GMAC-FHA--Team 3 **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 3, 10, 2011 serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to Loretta J. Thompson, Esquire, MCCLURE & LOBOZZO, 211 South Ridgewood Drive, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plaintiff's attorney, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled court on or before April 20, 2011; otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 23rd day of March, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863)534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. March 27; April 3, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10-1363 GCS CITY OF AVON PARK, a Florida Municipal Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. JOSE H. GOMES DeFREITAS, Defendant. NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY TO: Jose H. Gomes DeFreitas, and all other parties or persons claiming by or through him, P.O. Box 3540 Curacao Korsou in Papiamentu YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: Lot 4 and the East 1/2 of Lot 5, Block 6, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Transcript Book, Page 19, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-114 IN RE: ESTATE OF DAVID CARL AMBURN a.k.a. DAVID C. AMBURN a.k.a. DAVID AMBURN NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DAVID CARL AMBURN a.k.a. DAVID C. AMBURN a.k.a. DAVID AMBURN, deceased, whose date of death was March 3, 2011, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-2994, 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 March 27, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Forrest H. Hilton P.O. Box 1850 Avon Park, Florida 33826 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 March 27; April 3, 2011 DIVISION OF NATIONAL CITY BANK, Plaintiff and are CHARLES HARRY LINDSAY, JR. A/K/A CHARLES H. LINDSAY AND TAMRA L. LINDSAY, 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 AT 11:00 A.M., April 18, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 15 AND 16, IN BLOCK 10, OF ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT NO. 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 44, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED at SEBRING, Florida, this 23rd day of March, 2011. /s/ Priscilla Michalak ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 April 3, 10, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2009-CA-001711 NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO., A DIVISION OF NATIONAL CITY BANK Plaintiff, vs. CHARLES HARRY LINDSAY, JR. A/K/A CHARLES H. LINDSAY AND TAMRA L. LINDSAY, HIS WIFE. Defendant(s). AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order rescheduling foreclosure sale dated March 22, 2011 entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-001711 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein NATIONAL CITY MORTGAGE CO., A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2008-CA-001528 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-4, Plaintiff, vs. EDUARDO VAZQUEZ, ET AL, Defendants, AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated January 20, 2011 and entered in Case No. 2008-CA-001528 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2006-4, is Plaintiff and EDUARDO VAZQUEZ; ___ UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF EDUARDO VAZQUEZ, IF ANY; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; NOVASTAR MORTGAGE, INC, CORPORATION; HIGHLANDS COUNTY CODE ENFORCEMENT; JOHN DOE OR ANY OTHER PERSON IN POSSESSION; all unknown parties claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s), whether living or not, and whether said unknown parties claims as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, or in any other capacity, claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant(s) are the Defendant(s), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 a.m., on the 21st day of APRIL 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 3, BLOCK 172, OF PLACID LAKES, A REPLAT OF BLOCKS 115-116-169-171-172-173 AND PORTIONS OF BLOCKS 170 AND 175, PLACID LAKES, SECTION SIXTEEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8 AT PAGE 98, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Street Address: 114 BARBARA AVE. NW, LAKE PLACID, FLORIDA 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 this 25th day of March, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk April 3, 10, 2011 JAMIN WILLIAMSON 8A Ball Drive Highlands, NY 12528 FLORENCE GREENSTEIN 125 Grandview Boulevard Lake Placid, Florida 33852 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 3, 2011. Person Giving Notice: /s/ Paul Klemow Paul Klemow, Attorney at Law Florida Bar Number: 18375 Post Office Box 16396 West Palm Beach,FL 33416 Telephone: (561)506-5569 Fax: 561-253-0451 E-Mail: theklemowlawfirm@aol.com April 3, 10, 2011 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC-11-116 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF DAVID VINIK Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS A GAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of DAVID VINIK, deceased, File Number PC-11-116, by the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of death was October 5, 2010; that the total value of the estate is $18,692.40 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address Gene Vinik 509 Macallan Court Conway, South Carolina 29526 TEMPLE ISRAEL OF 1305 Temple Israel Dr HIGHLANDS COUNTY Sebring, Florida 33870 BART VINIK 10 Westland Street Worcester, MA 01602 LYNN VINIK 651 Vanderbilt Street Apt 5-Z Brooklyn, NY 11218 1050Legals 1000 Announcements Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 Classified ads get fast results 314-9876

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Page 12ANews-Sun Sunday, April 3, 2011www.newssun.co m CAREGIVERSNOW HIRINGFor caring, compassionate caregivers. You must be 21 yrs old with a HS Diploma/GED, pass a criminal & driving record check. Call HR between 9am and 4 pm M-F. 863-385-8558 or visit: ck381.ersp.biz/employment 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentLILLIE HILTON'SFamily Home Child Care now taking applications for NIGHT CARE, ages 0-12 yrs accepted. Eve shift 6:00 pm to 6:00 am. Over 30 years exp. 863-453-6439. Lic #F10HI0515 1500Child Care ServicesCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day y our ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. GC-10-403 RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA, Plaintiff, vs. A NDREW VIEDRAH; HOLISTIC HEALTH CONSULTA NTS, INC. N/K/A HOLISTIC HEALTH CONSULTA NTS, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company; and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S), WHO A RE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR LIVING, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM A N INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE A ND/OR JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO A CCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 14, 2011, in Case No. GC-10-402, in the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL A SSOCIATION is Plaintiff and ANDREW VIEDRAH; HOLISTIC HEALTH CONSULTANTS, INC. N/K/A HOLISTIC HEALTH CONSULTANTS, LLC, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Highlands County Courthouse, Jury A ssembly Room located in the basement of the Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on April 14, 2011 the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: LOT 6, IN BLOCK 52, OF ORANGE BLOSSOM COUNTRY CLUB COMMUNITY UNITS 13 THROUGH 19 INCLUSIVE UNIT 15, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA The Real Property Address is: 10200 South Orange Blossom Boulevard, Sebring, Florida 33875 The Parcel ID Number is: C-24-35-28-150-0520-0060 A nyone claiming interest in the surplus from the sale, other than the person who was the record property owner when the Lis Pendens was filed, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 21st day of March, 2011. Highlands County Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 27; April 3, 2011 PUBLIC MEETING NOTICEHeartland Workforce will hold committee meetings as follows: April 5: joint Business Enhancement and Career Enhancement Committees @ 1:45pm; April 6: Youth Development Council @ 10am; and April 7: Executive Committee @ 9:30am. All meetings are teleconference and will originate at the Heartland Workforce Administrative office, 5901 US Hwy 27 S, Sebring, FL 33870. Interested individuals should arrive no later than 5 minutes prior to the start of the meeting. Topics of the meeting are various. For more information see agendas posted on the Heartland Workforce website at www.hwib.org April 3, 2011 County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL A SSOCIATION is Plaintiff and ANDREW VIEDRAH; HOLISTIC HEALTH CONSULTANTS, INC. N/K/A HOLISTIC HEALTH CONSULTANTS, LLC, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Highlands County Courthouse, Jury A ssembly Room located in the basement of the Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on April 14, 2011 the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure, to wit: LOT 3, IN BLOCK 59, OF ORANGE BLOSSOM COUNTRY CLUB COMMUNITY UNITS 13 THROUGH 19 INCLUSIVE UNIT 16, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA The Real Property Address is: 10448 South Orange Blossom Boulevard, Sebring, Florida 33875 The Parcel ID Number is: C-24-35-28-160-0590-0030 A nyone claiming interest in the surplus from the sale, other than the person who was the record property owner when the Lis Pendens was filed, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 21st day of March, 2011. Highlands County Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 27; April 3, 2011 1050Legals WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 314-9876 Then shop till you drop!

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, April 3, 2011Page 13 A its not just about making the sale anymore its about building trustits about being a part of the communityits about helping businesses grow Do you love selling a product you believe in? Are you committed to excellence? If so, were interested in talking to you!The News-Sun is actively seeking a dynamic sales professional that knows the difference between just making a sale and building a solid and dependable relationship with a client. If you are a sales oriented individual who is self-motivated, customer oriented and possess exceptional communication and organizational skills, consider joining our team. Candidates will be required to maintain established accounts while developing new clientele and working closely with area business organizations. Transportation required. Base salary plus commission, mileage, paid time off, health insurance, 401K & more. Email resumes to humanresources@newssun.com or fax to 352.365.1951 Attention: Human Resources Director or drop off at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring its about finding the right person If you enjoy page design, this job is for you. The News-Sun is looking for the right person to help design its news pages. The right candidate must be experienced in Quark and Photoshop, as well as have good news judgment. The ability to work fast with minimal supervision is also necessary. Experience in Illustrator and InDesign is a plus. This position is for 20 hours hours may be flexible. Send sample of work with resume to humanresources@newssun.com or fax to 3852.365.1951 Attention: HumanResources Director, or drop off at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring. Drug test and background check required. EOE 2009 TOYOTACAMRY LE 4-door, low mileage, excellent conditon. Aloe green w/beige interior, $13,900. 863-465-5262 1993 CHEVYS10 Blazer 4dr, 2wd, 104k, V6, loaded, leather, CD, new brakes & tires. Many new arts with receipts. Must see! 22mpg $2600 obo 863-202-6394 9450Automotive for Sale1973 NORTON850 COMMANDO A-1, low miles, *Owner's Manual, One Owner,* RareFind Will Accept reasonable offer. 863-382-8985 or 863-465-9100 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 Transportation2002 EZGOCustom Golf Cart, gas, lots of extras, new mag wheels & tires. Must See Nice! $2700 obo or will trade for an on / off Road Dirt Bike. 863-202-6394 8500Golf CartsCONCEALED WEAPONSCLASS JIM'S PISTOLARROW 12135 US Hwy 98 April 15th, 6 p.m. Call for Info: 863-655-4505 8350Sporting Goods16 FT.Flat Bottom Flats type aluminum with console, 35hp Yamaha motor plus trailer, needs spring service. $1600 obo 863-202-6394 8050Boats & Motors 8000 RecreationSCOOTER -Like new Guardian 3 TEK scooter & Harmar lift for inside vehicle. New would be $1200. Will sell both for $600 863-655-6212 7560Medical Supplies& Equipment PIT BULL8 months old, all shots, sweet & loving, gray and white, good with children. For more information Call 305-490-5399NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states tha t all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & SuppliesA/C UNITColeman 4 ton central. Attaches to air handler. Good Cond. $100. Call 863-655-0881 7420Heating &Air Conditioning MOWER DIXONSpeedztr 36" cut, electric clutch, rear wheels independently driven, by Hydro Gear, 14.5 B&S overhead. valve vertical shaft w/ cast iron cyl. $1450 obo 863-452-5607 2009 -Cub Cadet Enforcer commercial 48" Cut, Zero Turn, 300 hrs. Good Shape. $3000 obo 863-202-6394 7400Lawn & GardenPOWER WASHERDeWalt Commercial DP 3750. Perfect cond. on a 4 wheel trailer $1,100. Call 863-452-0393 7380Machinery & ToolsSEBRING FRI.Sat. April 1st & 2nd. 8am-4pm. Sun. April 3rd 9am-4pm. 2703 Wallace Dr. off Hammock Rd. just passed Circle K. Estate Sale incl. entire house and several out bldgs. Lots of new items, gift ware, linens, shed and yard items. Lg. & small kitchen appl. This is a rain or shine sale. Magic Chef gas stove, 2 side by side fridges, Craftmatic bed, dinettes sets, matching teal La-Z-Boy recliners, Pfleuger fly wheels (2), Mitchell reel NIB, vintage fishing tackle, Sony music systems, tack boxes, cane rockers, concrete wagon wheels, vintage costume jewelry, bunk beds, books, Snapper 18" hand mower. Too much to list. No early sales. Donna Collins Estate Sales. 7320Garage &Yard SalesSEBRING -ESTATE SALE! 6400 E Lane (Sparta to Bassage follow signs) Sat & Sun 4/2 & 4/3, 8am 2pm. Years of miscellaneous Stuff. 7320Garage &Yard Sales TRAILER WHEELSall aluminum 15" w/ center caps, 1 pair, very good. $50 863-453-7027 TIRES (3)Michelin 215 / 70 -15 $30. 863-443-0912 TIRES -2 Golf Cart, both $30 863-453-4234 TERRARIUM -Large good for frogs & turtles, good condition, $20 863-873-3801 MARINE BATTERYMarine Trolling Battery, new MCA750, RC180. $70 863-273-1846 KITCHEN TABLEglass w/4 chairs. $100. Call 863-201-3769 FISHING EQUIP.4 New Shakespeare Ugly Stick rods and reels. $90 863-273-1846 FILING CABINET2 drawer, complete w/2 sets of files. $20. Call 863-453-3104 CHAIN SAWRemington electric, NEW $40 863-453-4234 BIKE -26" Huffy 18 speed mountain bike, man's, almost new. $75 863-873-3801 BEDRAILS -PUTCO 1 set for Ford F-150 short bed, very nice $65 863-453-7027 7310Bargain Buys STAINED GLASSequipment & materials, patterns, books, tools, various size glass & colors, grinder, cutter, foil etc. $275 obo. 863-382-8198 GENERATORS (2)4000 watt, $200; 4300 watt, $250. Both Good Condition. 863-453-3032 7300Miscellaneous 7180Furniture 7000 MerchandiseSEBRING (2)Available 3926 Kenilworth Blvd, 1500 sq ft, $550/mo : A/C, office, BA, lg overhead door, near Sebring High School. 640 Park St, 6400 sq ft, $2500/mo : A/C, office, BA, 8 overhead doors, 3 phase electric, fenced yard, near Sebring Parkway. 941-416-2813 6750Commercial RentalAVON PARKLarge Retail/Office Building, 100 E. Main St. A MUST SEE! 863-295-9272 6750Commercial RentalHISTORIC DOWNTOWNSEBRING SECURE workshop /warehouse units 500 800 sq. ft. 8' & 12' rollup doors. Small deposit, No lease required. $200 to $400 per month. Lights included. 863-414-7174 or 863-458-9020 6550Warehousesfor RentSEBRING HILLSAREA Looking for single individual to share homes with full use of house. No deposit. All ages may apply. 863-3857771 6450Roommates WantedSEBRING -1BR w/bath, furn/unfurn, W/D, Satellite, full use of home. $400/mo. or $100/wk + dep. 863-304-2849 6400Rooms for RentSEBRING -Weekly/Multi-Week Condo Rentals Avail. Now. Located on Little Lake Jackson across from Harder Hall Golf Club. Lots of ammenities. Starting @ $500/wk. 863-385-5005, ext. 0 6320Seasonal Property 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 -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3BR, 2.5BA, 1CG $800/mo. No Smoking, no pets. 863-655-0311 LAKE PLACIDPet Friendly! Near Lake Placid Boat Ramp with lake access. Unfurnished 1BR, 1BA with appliances and A/C. $500/mo. + $500 security deposit. 863-465-1354 LAKE PLACIDNEAT & CLEAN 2BR, 2BA $475 2BR, 1BA $450 863-465-2924 6300Unfurnished HousesSEBRING -Country Club of Sebring. 2BR, 2BA, den, lanai, pool, beautifully furnished/decorated. Available April 1st. Call 863-386-0340. 6250Furnished Houses LAKE PLACIDNewly remodled! 2/BR, 2/BA Apt/Duplex, Washer / Dryer, Excellent Conditio n. Includes water. $500 monthly plus 1 mo. security. 954-695-8348 LAKE PLACID1BR, 1BA, furnished or unfurnished. GREAT LOCATION! in quiet adult community. $450/mo. + security. 863-465-5262 AVON PARKLEMONTREE APTS: 1BR, 1BA $495/mo +$200 security; Washer/Dryer, Microwave, WSG included. Pets Wlcome. Call Alan, 386-503-8953 AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL: $325/mo. 863-453-8598 6200UnfurnishedApartments AVON PARK**** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 SEBRING -2BR, 2BA. Tile floors, fresh paint. Includes water. $600/mo. Call Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 2BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 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 6150FurnishedApartmentsSEBRING VILLA3BR, 2BA, 2 car garage. Wood floors, vaulted ceilings, screened porch. Convenient location near Hospital. Gated community, Clubhouse & pool, lawn maint. incl. $900. mo. Call 863-840-1083. Carole Polk 6100Villas & CondosFor Rent 6000 RentalsWHISPERING PINESVILLAGE 55 plus. 3BR, 3BA, partially furnished. Must see to appreciate. Pay own utilities. Call Mary 863-385-8806 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent SEBRING VILLAGE55 + PARK Must Sell! 2BR, 2BA, furnished, new furniture, enclosed sun room w/ shed & outside patio, $25,000 for more info. Call 863-402-0565. PALM HARBORHOMES Has 3 Modular Homes Available at HUGE Savings Over 40K Off Call Today! 800-622-2832 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesATTENTION: CASH for your Home, Duplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, "As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4320Real Estate Wanted SEBRING OPENHOUSE. Sat & Sun 4/2 & 4/3 1pm 4pm Single 2BR. 2BA, split plan: spacious LR, dining area, lovely kit., family rm., screen patio,ample garage. Walk to clubhouse/pool. $115,000 furnished. 4213 Vantage Cir. off Thunderbird Rd. 1 mi. W of 27. Info. call 863-471-3769 SEBRING -Quiet Neighborhood on great fishing lake; 2,000 sf, 3BR, 2.5BA remodeled home with large garage & boat house. $219,000. 863-655-2278 MUST SEE TO APPRECIATE! SEBRING NO NEED FOR A BANK! Owner Financing 3BR, 1BA remodeled, NICE HOME! Woodlawn Elem. area. 1243 Fernvale Ave. 863-227-2717 4080Homes for SaleSebring SEBRING -RURAL LIVING adjacent to great fishing lake close to Sebring. 3BR, 2BA home, pole barn, 5 acres fenced, zoned agriculture $150,000. 863-655-2278 Make Offer! AVON PARK3BR, 2BA, 1CG 1400 sq ft home. $72,000. Available after Feb. 28, 2011. Owner Financing possible w/ at least 10% down, good credit report and work record. 863-453-5631 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 FinancialHOME CARERN, CNA, PT, OT for local visits in Highlands Great Salary/Excellent benefits Immediate Need!! (863) 401-3550 or fax resume (863) 401-8199 2100Help Wanted TRUCK DRIVEROver-the-Road. Must be able to stay out 3 + weeks at a time. V erifiable experience necessary. Clean driving record a must! Mechanical knowledge a plus. For application or information Call 863-452-5959. SUNRISE COMMUNITYINC is currently accepting applications for the position of: Direct Support Staff. Qualified applicants must meet the following: 18 yrs. old, High school diploma or equivalent, 1 yr. experience medical, or childcare setting, must be able to pass law enforcement background screening and drug test. A ll interested can call for appt. and application informaton: Sunrise Community Inc. 1014 6th Ave. S., Wauchula, Fl. 33873. 863-773-0434 ext. 305 EOE / DFWP SALES /ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Central Florida Ag News Magazine, Highlands County Edition. Advertising experience required. Email resume to: nelson@centralfloridamediagroup.com PAGE DESIGNERIf you enjoy Page Design, this is for you. The News Sun is looking for the right person to help design its news page. Candidates must be expd in Quark and Photoshop, as well as have good news judgment. Able to work quickly with min. supervision is necessary. Exp. in Illustrator and In Design is a plus. This position is 20 hrs. hrs. may be flexible. Send sample of work with resume to: humanresources@new ssun.com or Fax to: 352-365-1951 Attn. Human Resources Director, or drop off at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL. Drug test and background check required. EOE A MMUNITION RELOADINGF/T. submit resume & current photo to sales@anderson-arms.com or fax 863-453-7454 2100Help Wanted LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 385-6155 Having something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what youre doing, but no one else does. Call News-Sun classifieds today! 385-6155.

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ALMS.comMuscle Milk Racings move to an Aston Martinpowered Lola for the 2011 American LeMans Series presented by Tequila Patron was one of the biggest pieces of news during the offseason. The Series next heads west for the Tequila Patron American LeMans Series at Long Beach with the sleek and screaming closed-top prototype making a return to Americas premier street course event. Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr will drive in the twohour race on Saturday, April 16. We dont know how this car will be on the twisty streets, said team owner and driver Greg Pickett. It was really built for the big, long and smooth surfaces of European tracks. All I hear from people is how fabulous the car looks, the big howl from the V12 is wonderful. Standy Long Beach, well be there! The team and the car both competed at Long Beach in 2010. Pickett and Klaus Graf drove a Porsche RS Spyder to a third-place overall finish. The race car, meanwhile, finished second overall in the hands of the Aston Martin Racing works team. This years race will be telecast in its entirety on ESPN3.com starting at 7:15 p.m. ET. ESPN2 will provide television coverage fom 5-7 p.m. ETon Sunday, April 17. Visit the American LeMans Series schedule page for more information on tickets sand area accomodations. You can follow the Series on Twitter, almsnotes, on our Facebook page and the official YouTube channel. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Years ago, Mary Toney made her mark. The first AfricanAmerican City Councilperson, an activist to better her community, Toney made things happen for the benefit of Sebring. And now her grandson, Blue Streak assistant football and basketball coach and high school faculty member LaVaar Scott, is following in her footsteps, creating the Mary Toney Help Other People Elevate Foundation to continue her legacy. She fought for a lot of things in the community, like the sidewalk along Martin Luther King for the safety of the kids, Scott said. What were going to do is be holding functions, athletic activities for the kids to try to inspire them, motivate them and give them something to do. Saturday morning tipped off the first annual Mary Toney H.O.P.E. Foundation Community Three-on-Three Basketball Tournament at Sebring High School, which saw the Blue Streak gym filled with youngsters anxious to take the court in the day-long event. T-shirts adorned with the tournaments name were given to the kids upon registration before the kids warmed up and got the action underway in various age-group brackets. In the mix was the only all girl team, consisting of Gianna Woods, Cadie OHern and Emily Bible SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Sunday, April 3, 2011 Outta the Woods Tony Young Back in November, my girlfriend, Katie Hughes, and I each applied for 2011 spring turkey quota hunt permits. Katie has never bagged a turkey before, so I really want her to have an opportunity to get one. I was hoping the guest permit would increase the odds of us being able to hunt together. If I got drawn, we would obtain a guest permit in her name, and if she got drawn, she would take me as her guest. I was not successful this year in drawing a spring turkey quota permit, but I am happy to report that Katie was, drawing the weekend of April 15-17 on L. Kirk Edwards Wildlife and Environmental Area in Tallahassee. For those who didnt get drawn, missed the application period or want even more hunting opportunities, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has 42 wildlife management areas (WMAs) where you dont need a quota permit to hunt during all or parts of the spring turkey season. All you need in most cases is a hunting license ($17 for residents, $46 for a 10-day nonresident license), a management area permit ($26) and a turkey permit ($10 for residents, $125 for out-of-state hunters). On a few of them, you also need a daily quota or daily use permit, both of which are free and given out at the management areas check stations on a firstcome, first-served basis. For a list of these 42 WMAs, go to MyFWC.com/Hunting. Hunting spring turkeys on WMAs is much like hunting them on private property, except for a couple of things. The first exception is that you may not shoot a turkey past 1 p.m. on a WMA. On private lands, you may hunt them until sunset. The other thing I need to mention doesnt have anything to do with legal requirements, but is arguably more important, and that is, that you dont know who else is hunting around you on a WMA. On private property, you may be the only person hunting a particular small tract o f land. In the case of a hunting club or large piece of leased property, you might have to stay within a designated area or you mark where youre going to be hunting that day on the camps check-in map. That way, everyone knows where everyone else is going to be. On WMAs, however, you dont have that luxury, so you should take even more proactive steps to ensure safe hunting. The FWC and National Wild Turkey Federation Hunting public land turkeys See TURKEY, page 3B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Above: Foundation and event director LaVaar Scott talks to parents and children before tipping off the First Annual Mary Toney H.O.P.E. Community Three-On-Three Basketball Tournament at the Sebring High School Gym Saturday morning. Keeping the H.O.P.E alive See H.O.P.E., page 4B News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE T hursdays rains washed away area high school baseball, Avon Parks scheduled contest against DeSoto and Sebrings match-up with Bartow. Both teams look to get back to action Tuesday, with the Red Devils hosting Mulberry and the Streaks welcoming Osceola in district play. The Green Dragons of Lake Placid also lace them back up Tuesday with a district contest at Fort Meade. Rainy day Thursday Photo courtesy of ALMS.com Muscle Milk and its Aston Martin-powered Lola heads to Long Beach for the next race of the 2011 American LeMans Series presented by Tequila Patron. New Car, Same Goal for Muscle Milk AMR By KYLE HIGHTOWER Associated PressORLANDO Its not that Magic coach Stan Van Gundy doesnt believe some teams can flip a mental switch prior to the postseason. He just doesnt believe his team is one of them. Dwight Howard had 26 points and 14 rebounds, Jameer Nelson added 15 points and the Magic did just enough for an 89-77 victory over the shorthanded Charlotte Bobcats on Friday night. But with six games left in the regular season, Van Gundy knows his team is far from playoff-ready. We have to play at a higher level than we did to tonight. We have to, Van Gundy said. Weve got to start getting serious about it. ... Were gonna hit the switch and have no power. Quentin Richardson also had 14 points off the bench for the Magic, who snapped a two-game losing streak by improving to 3-0 against the Bobcats this season. But many of the sluggish offensive tendencies that Magic run past Bobcats, 89-77 See MAGIC, page 4B MCTphoto Dwight Howard went for 26 points and 14 rebounds in the Magics win over Charlotte Friday.

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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.Wings of Faith GolfSEBRING Wings of Faith Worship Center presents the First Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 16 at Country Club of Sebring. Check-in is from 7:30-8:15 a.m. with a Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Platinum Sponsor $500 includes one team of four golfers, one tee sign and two green signs; Gold Sponsor $300 includes one team of four golfers, one green sign; Silver Sponsor $150 includes one green sign, one tee sign; Bronze Sponsor $100 includes one green sign. Individual player $60 includes green fees, cart and lunch ($70 after March 26). Team of Four Golfers $240 includes green fees, cart and lunch ($280 after March 26). Make checks payable to: Wings of Faith CWC, P.O. Box 1227, Sebring, FL 33871, or register online at wingsoffaithchristianworshipcenter.com Proceeds to be donated to scholarship program for graduates attending Wings of Faith Christian Worship Center. For more information, call Jason Hankerson at 253-2234; jasonhankerson@gmail.com or Alvin Walters Sr. at 381-5706, alvinwalterssr@yahoo.com .Doc Owen Golf TourneyAVON PARK The Avon Park Noon Rotary Club will host its Second Annual David Doc Owen Golf tournament on Saturday, April 16 at Highlands Ridge North. The two-person scramble-format entry fee is $60 per person with prizes in flight groups, lunch, goodie bag and refreshments on the course. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Entry information and check payable to Avon Park Noon Rotary mailed to Chet Brojek, 3310 Par Rd, Sebring, FL 33872. Golfers should include their names and handicaps along with their check. Those needing a form may email Brojek at cbrojek@comcast.net or call at 385-4736. Business entry of two-persons plus a hole sign for a total of $200 is available for the first time this year. All Rotary club members are urged to support participate in the event that benefits local Rotary charity projects. Business hole signs for $100 are also available by contacting Chet via email or phone.Sandy Foster MemorialSEBRING NU-HOPE Elder Care Services annual golf tournament is just around the corner. The NU-HOPE Board of Directors has chosen to rename the golf tournament this year in memory of Sandy Foster, former Executive Director of NU-HOPE Elder Care Services. Sandy passed away very unexpectedly in September of last year. Sandy loved golf and ran a very successful golf tournament for 13 years; in his memory the tournament will be renamed the Sandy Foster Memorial/NU-HOPE golf tournament. This year we are continuing with Sandys passion for the tournament with flight, raffle and door prizes. In the last three years the field was full, with a wait list, so sign up soon! The first annual Sandy Foster Memorial/NU-HOPE golf tournament will be held on Saturday, April 9, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start, at the Country Club of Sebring. The tournament will be a two-person scramble format. Entry fee will be $60 per person ($120 per team) which includes lunch afterwards and refreshments during the tournament. Registration forms are available at the Country Club of Sebring Pro Shop (John Vickers) or can be obtained via mail or fax by calling Debbie Slade at 382-2134. Business sponsorships are also available for this event. The revenue from this event is used for the local matchamount this organization needs each year to secure federal and state grant funds in our effort to continue providing home and communitybased services to the frail and needy elderly residents of Highlands and Hardee Counties. Elks Lodge Golf TourneySEBRING This months Elks gol f tournament will be held on Monday April 4th at Harder Hall Country Club. Cost for the 8 a.m. shotgun start is $26 per player. To register either your team or as an individual player, contact Jack McLaughlin at 471-3295 or by email a t jacknjudy33872@gmail.com Check in not later than 7:40 a.m. in the Harder Hall Golf Course restaurant area.Barefoot Waterski TourneyFORTMYERS The 10th annual Deuceapalooza Barefoot Endurance Tournament is set for Saturday, April 9 in Fort Myers. This tournament is open to waterski enthusiasts of all ages. Trophies and cash prizes will be handed out. Participants will receive a free Tshirt. For information, call Deuce at (239) 693-1975. EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB y-Boston5223.693 x-Philadelphia4036.5261212New York3738.49315 New Jersey2352.30729 Toronto2054.2703112Southeast Division WLPctGB x-Miami5323.697 x-Orlando4828.6325 x-Atlanta4432.5799 Charlotte3243.4272012Washington1956.2533312Central Division WLPctGB y-Chicago5520.733 Indiana3542.45521 Milwaukee3045.40025 Detroit2649.34729 Cleveland1560.20040WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB x-San Antonio5719.750 x-Dallas5322.707312New Orleans4333.56614 Memphis4333.56614 Houston4036.52617 Northwest Division WLPctGB x-Oklahoma City5025.667 Denver4629.6134 Portland4432.579612Utah 3640.4741412Minnesota1759.2243312Pacific Division WLPctGB y-L.A. Lakers5520.733 Phoenix3738.49318 Golden State3244.4212312L.A. Clippers2947.3822612Sacramento2154.2803412x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ___ Fridays Games Indiana 89, Milwaukee 88 Orlando 89, Charlotte 77 Philadelphia 115, New Jersey 90 Washington 115, Cleveland 107 Chicago 101, Detroit 96 Miami 111, Minnesota 92 Memphis 93, New Orleans 81 Atlanta 88, Boston 83 Houston 119, San Antonio 114, OT Phoenix 111, L.A. Clippers 98 Portland 98, Oklahoma City 91 Denver 99, Sacramento 90 L.A. Lakers 96, Utah 85 Saturdays Games Toronto at Chicago, late Minnesota at Memphis, late Philadelphia at Milwaukee, late Dallas at Golden State, late Oklahoma City at L.A. Clippers, late Sundays Games Phoenix at San Antonio, 1 p.m. Denver at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m. Utah at Sacramento, 6 p.m. Detroit at Boston, 6 p.m. Washington at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Miami at New Jersey, 6 p.m. Cleveland at New York, 6 p.m. Orlando at Toronto, 6 p.m. Atlanta at Houston, 7 p.m. Indiana at New Orleans, 7 p.m. Dallas at Portland, 9 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA x-Philadelphia462210102245207 x-Pittsburgh4525898221190 N.Y. Rangers4132587220188 New Jersey3636577162193 N.Y. Islanders30361272218246 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA x-Boston43231197232182 Montreal4130789205203 Buffalo3929987226214 Toronto36321082209238 Ottawa30381070181239 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA x-Washington452211101211188 x-Tampa Bay42241195230231 Carolina37301084220228 Atlanta33321278212249 Florida29371270188216WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit44231098247226 Nashville42261094206184 Chicago4227892246212 Columbus34311381209240 St. Louis35331080226228 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA z-Vancouver52179113253177 Calgary39291189240232 Minnesota3732882195217 Colorado2940866217273 Edmonton23431157182255 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA x-San Jose4523999230199 Phoenix42251296224217 Los Angeles4427694210184 Anaheim4428593223223 Dallas38271187209218 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot z-clinched conference ___ Fridays Games Chicago 4, Columbus 3, SO Colorado 4, Phoenix 3, SO New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 2 Calgary 3, St. Louis 2 Saturdays Games Atlanta at Boston, late Tampa Bay at Minnesota, late Detroit at Nashville, late Dallas at Los Angeles, late Toronto at Ottawa, late Montreal at New Jersey, late Carolina at N.Y. Islanders, late Buffalo at Washington, late Pittsburgh at Florida, late Edmonton at Vancouver, late Anaheim at San Jose, late Sundays Games N.Y. Rangers at Philadelphia, 12:30 p.m. Buffalo at Carolina, 5 p.m. Minnesota at Detroit, 5 p.m. St. Louis at Columbus, 5 p.m. Tampa Bay at Chicago, 7 p.m. Calgary at Colorado, 8 p.m. Dallas at Anaheim, 8 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Baltimore101.000 New York101.000 Toronto101.000 Boston01.0001 Tampa Bay01.0001 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago101.000 Kansas City11.50012Cleveland01.0001 Detroit01.0001 Minnesota01.0001 West Division WLPctGB Seattle101.000 Texas101.000 Los Angeles11.50012Oakland 01.0001 ___ Fridays Games Chicago White Sox 15, Cleveland 10 Texas 9, Boston 5 Toronto 13, Minnesota 3 Baltimore 4, Tampa Bay 1 Kansas City 2, L.A. Angels 1 Seattle 6, Oakland 2 Saturdays Games Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, late Minnesota at Toronto, late L.A. Angels at Kansas City, late Detroit at N.Y. Yankees, late Baltimore at Tampa Bay, late Boston at Texas, late Seattle at Oakland, late Sundays Games Chicago White Sox at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. Detroit at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Minnesota at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Baltimore at Tampa Bay, 1:40 p.m. Boston at Texas, 2:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 4:05 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Atlanta101.000 Florida101.000 Philadelphia101.000 New York01.0001 Washington01.0001 Central Division WLPctGB Cincinnati101.000 Pittsburgh101.000 Chicago01.0001 Houston01.0001 Milwaukee01.0001 St. Louis01.0001 West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles201.000 Arizona101.00012San Diego101.00012Colorado01.000112San Francisco02.0002 ___ Fridays Games Philadelphia 5, Houston 4 Pittsburgh 6, Chicago Cubs 3 Arizona 7, Colorado 6, 11 innings Florida 6, N.Y. Mets 2 L.A. Dodgers 4, San Francisco 3 Saturdays Games Atlanta at Washington, late Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, late San Diego at St. Louis, late San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, late Houston at Philadelphia, late Milwaukee at Cincinnati, late N.Y. Mets at Florida, late Arizona at Colorado, late Sundays Games Milwaukee at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Florida, 1:10 p.m. Atlanta at Washington, 1:35 p.m. Houston at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m. San Diego at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Arizona at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. San Francisco at L.A. Dodgers, 8:05 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League TEXAS RANGERSTraded INF Marcus Lemon to the Atlanta Braves for cash considerations. National League CHICAGO CUBSSelected the contract of OF Reed Johnson from Iowa (PCL). LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: Softball at Sonrise Christian,6:30 p.m.; Boys/Girls Tennis at District Tournaments,TBA TUESDAY: Baseball at Fort Meade,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Mulberry,5:30/7:30 p.m.; Track and Field hosts meet,4:30 p.m. Sebring MONDAY: Baseball at DeSoto,7 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball vs.Osceola,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Osceola,5/7 p.m.; Boys/Girls Tennis at District Tournaments,TBA; Track and Field at Lake Placid,4:30 p.m. THURSDAY: Softball vs.Haines City,6:30 p.m.; Track and Field at Moore Haven,4:30 p.m. SFCC TUESDAY: Softball at St.Petersburg,5 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Baseball vs.Pasco-Hernando,5 p.m. THURSDAY: Softball vs.Pasco-Hernando,5 p.m. SATURDAY: Baseball vs.State College of Florida,2 p.m. Avon Park TUESDAY: Baseball vs.Mulberry,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Fort Meade,6 p.m. THURSDAY: Baseball at Sonrise Christian,6 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball at Lake Placid,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Mulberry,5/7 p.m. A A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . 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PGA Shell Houston Open . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . PGA Shell Houston Open . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C C 4 4 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . LPGA Kraft Nabisco Championship . . . G G O O L L F FH H I I G G H H S S C C H H O O O O L L B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 4 4 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Slam Dunk/3-Point Championships . . . . . C C B B S SN N B B A A S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Phoenix at San Antonio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Denver at L.A. Lakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C CB B O O W W L L I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . PBA Dick Weber Playoffs . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NB B O O X X I I N N G G T TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . Cristian Favela vs. Jessie Vargas . . . . . . . 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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011Page 3B (NWTF) stress to hunters to always positively identify your target before pulling the trigger. Here are a few things you can do to help prevent such unwanted incidents: Some of the turkey hunters youre likely to run into out there are so good at their calling that its sometimes hard to tell if its a nearby hunter making those sounds or if its the real thing. Always assume such questionable sounds and movements are being made by another hunter, until you can positively identify the source. And if you do come across another turkey hunter, and youre not sure if he sees you, wave your arms and whistle, or say something loud enough for him to hear you, to announce your presence. Speaking of turkey calling, theres one turkey call I plan on leaving at home, and thats my gobble tube. I dont mind other hunters thinking there may be a crow, owl or hen turkey nearby, but I sure dont want to be shaking a gobble tube (imitating a gobbler) in the brush and have any hunters within hearing distance start heading my way or, worse yet, make a hunter within gunshot range think theres a big tom in the bushes. While I might be leaving that gobble tube behind, one other thing we will be bringing and using, even though its not required, is hunter-orange vests. We plan to wear them when we walk to and from the truck and any set-up points. As soon as we settle in and get in position, well remove them and place them out of sight of any approaching turkey. As a safety precaution, the NWTF urges hunters not to stalk turkeys. But, if Katie and I decide to pick up and go after a bird we hear that may be henned up and not responding to our calls in order to get better position on him you can bet well both be wearing our orange vests. Good luck and be safe out there, yall. After studying aerial photographs and doing some on-theground scouting, with a little luck, Tony hopes to be able to call a big tom to within shotgun range, so that Katie can have the opportunity of harvesting her first-ever turkey. Continued from 1B Turkey hunting tips Courtesy photo On Saturday, Feb. 19, the Martial Arts America tournament team traveled to Deltona and competed in the elite White Lion T ae Kwan Do championship. The squad was trained and coached by Master Henry and Master Hank. Tae Kwan Do schools from all over the state attended and competed in the event. All Martial Arts America students, ranging in age from 3 to 56, were succesful in demonstrating their highly developed martial arts skills. The team brought home 24 gold medals, 11 silver and 8 bronze the highest medal count by any school competing in the tournament. If you are interested in being a part of Martial Arts Americas tournament team of champions, call 471-2467 for your free trial lesson. Martial Arts America brings home the hardware Special to the News-SunAVON PARK SFCC Athleticswill host a Two Day Fun Sport Selection camp on Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10 for girls and boys aged 6-16. Each day the camp runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with campers choosing their own sport, whether it is Beach Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Softball or Soccer. During the morning portion each day, campers will stretch, do plyometrics, agility drills, work on strength and flexibility, learn arm and body care and get introduced to the Fitness Center. Lunch is then provided with the campers then delving into the sport they chose and wrapping it up with activities in the SFCC pool. Registration and check-in from 8:15-8:55 a.m., and preregistration is not necessary as walk-ups are accepted. The rate for one day is $50 and $95 for both days. The camp will be aministered by SFCC head and assistant coaches, with help from SFCC student-athletes. For questions or more information, contact Camp Director and SFCC Athletic Director Rick Hitt at 7847036. SFCC Panther Fun Camps Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155

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By JON KRAWCZYNSKI Associated PressMINNEAPOLIS Dwyane Wade scored 32 points, LeBron James added 27 points, 10 assists and six rebounds, and the Miami Heat turned a tight game into a rout in the third quarter of a 111-92 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday night. Chris Bosh added 24 points and 11 rebounds for the Heat, who trailed at halftime but opened the third quarter with a staggering 251 run to take control. Miami reduced its magic number for clinching the Southeast Division to one, with Orlandos victory over Charlotte on Friday preventing the Heat from wrapping it up. Kevin Love had 18 points and seven rebounds for the Timberwolves, who have lost nine games in a row. NOTES: Mike Miller missed his third straight game with a sprained right knee. against Charlotte, a concern for Magic team that has also been struggling with injuries lately. The Bobcats, who began the night chasing Indiana for the Easts final playoff spot, lost an opportunity to close the gap with just seven games to play. Dante Cunningham led Charlotte with 21 points and D.J. Augustin added 19. The Magic were without reserve guards J.J. Redick, Gilbert Arenas and Chris Duhon, while the Bobcats played without starting forward Stephen Jackson, Tyrus Thomas and Shaun Livingston. Bobcats coach Paul Silas said his teams ability to compete despite the missing pieces is the biggest positive he took away from Fridays loss. Thats exactly whats driving us, even with being as short-handed as we are, said Silas, whose team fell two games back of the Pacers, an 89-88 winner over Milwaukee on Friday night. These guys are still playing with teams that we can beat. Kwame Brown said the lack of Jacksons presence made the biggest difference. Its very big, Brown said. Thats a 20-point scorer. He makes the defenses honest. They have to guard him. They packed in the paint on defense and kind of dared our guys to shoot. The Bobcats shot just 45 percent for the game and 1 of 9 from the 3-point line. Orlando took command of the game by doing the best job of overcoming the holes in its rotation. The Magic led by as many as 12 in the first half and took a 10-point lead into the fourth quarter. The Bobcats scored the first two baskets of the final period to get within 70-64, but a 12-2 spurt by the Magic made it 88-66 with under 5 minutes to play. That effectively ended any hopes of a Charlotte comeback. The Bobcats had their toughest time adjusting offensively in the first half as the Magic built a 49-39 lead. Howard exploited Charlottes frontcourt absences early, hitting 5 of 6 from the field and finishing with 11 points. Nelson had 11 of his own, while Bass and Richardson each had eight. Howard also got in some rare rest in the opening 24 minutes as the Magics cushion hovered around double digits. Seldom-used Malik Allen logged some minutes when Howard was on the bench. Cunningham and Augustin had 11 points apiece for Charlotte, which shot 47 percent from the field. The Bobcatsbench produced only four points, though, and they were just 1 for 6 from beyond the arc. The Magic had four 3s in the half and scored 13 points off eight turnovers. Orlando shot a paltry 42 percent from the field for the game, but were saved by their nine 3s and 21 points off 13 turnovers. Orlando also had 12 turnovers of its own after committing just six in its previous outing against Atlanta. They have little time to fix their problems, with a trip to Toronto on Sunday. Forward Ryan Anderson said no one in the Magics locker room is pushing the panic button, though. Just the defensive end I think we really need to work on, Anderson said. Our defensive rotations and I think were turning the ball over a lot. Those are probably the two main focuses we need to work on for playoffs. I think that right now were trying to get better, he said. Were not gonna have a lot of time to practice, the games are gonna be our practices. NOTES: Jackson was out with a strained left hamstring, Livingston with a bruised tailbone and Thomas with a sore left knee. ... Van Gundy said it is status quo regarding the lower abdominal strain thats kept G J.J. Redick sidelined 11 straight games. The team will know Monday or Tuesday what is possible for him the remainder of the season. ... Arenas sat out after missing Fridays morning shoot around because of chills. Page 4BNews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011www.newssun.com This summer the South Florida Community College volleyball program has more camps to offer than ever before. Listed below you will see opportunities for sand and indoor camps. If there is a camp date that you could attend but the age group is different than yours please call and special arrangements could be made. Individual private sessions for indoor and sand are available year-round. Call/Email to schedule today! June 2011 Sand: 13th-16th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 8:30-10:30 a.m. (Grades 9-12) $60 Indoor: 13th16th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 11:301:30 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 10:30 a.m. (Grades 9-12) $60 Indoor: 11th-14th (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 11:301:30 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 a t kim.crawford@southflorida.edu, cell: 863-835-2377, o r Office: 863-784-7037. Panther Volleyball Camps LARRYLAGE Associated PressAUBURN HILLS, Mich. Dennis Rodman has been voted into the Basketball Hall of Fame. Rodman says he was informed Thursday to be in Houston for Mondays announcement before the championship game of the NCAAtournament. The five-time NBA champion and two-time defensive player of the year was honored Friday night by the Detroit Pistons, who retired his No. 10 jersey during halftime of their game against the Chicago Bulls. Rodman was among 12 finalists for the Hall o f Fame this year along with players such as Jamaal Wilkes, Maurice Cheeks, Chris Mullin and Ralph Sampson. The induction ceremony is in August. Detroit selected Rodman in the second round of the 1986 draft of Southeastern Oklahoma. The native of Trenton, N.J., also played fo r Chicago, San Antonio, the Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas. Dennis Rodman says hes headed for Hall of Fame who vowed to best the boys in the competition. We just want to bring the kids in, have speakers at the different events and have a positive impact,Scott said. Well be having some fundraisers as well, to help support these events, and weve already started a Community Clean-Up program in Washington Park which we do every two months. This event is not about making money, he continued. With the T-shirts and everything, were not making any money on this. This is just for the kids and to get the name more recognized for future events. Coming up will be a football camp for aspiring players on the gridiron. Were getting a lot of help from the community and Im really thankful to all those helping out, Scott said. We had 23 teams signed up for this, so its a good start. Agood start for this as well as making his grandmother proud. Continued from 1B H.O.P.E. events for the kids News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE A bove: Michael Sholtz tries to turn the corner against the defense of Tyree Dellop at the Sebring High School Gym Saturday at the Mary Toney H.O.P.E Foundation Community Three-On-Three Basketball Tournament. Below: Lewis Gunter drives to the hoop for the Little Celtics against Cadie OHern of the Lady Magic Saturday morning. Continued from 1B Magic hold off shorthanded Charlotte Heat blast Timberwolves

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Breakfasts and lunches being served in the Highlands County School District for the upcoming week of April 4-8 include: HIGH SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast French toast sticks, sausage patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked french fries, orange glazed carrots, cheddar cheese stick, tossed salad, applesauce snacking cake, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias cheeseburger pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, cocoa clodhoppers, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Turkey enchiladas, salsa, yellow rice, burger, cheeseburger, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, carrots and dip, great northern beans, diced pears, dried blueberries, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast frittata, breakfast pizza, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias cheeseburger pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, broccoli, potato wedges, Colby Jack cheese stick, salsa, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast Sausage biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted juices, assorted fresh fruit, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Chicken tenders, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, PBJ sandwich meal, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad plate, baked french fries, carrots and dip, corn, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberr y milk. ACADEMY SCHOOLS Monday Lunch Homestyle pork roast, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, green beans, apple crisp, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, scalloped potatoes, corn cobbettes, rosy applesauce, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Lunch Beefaroni, garlic breadstick, orange glazed carrots, tossed salad, cocoa clodhoppers, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Lunch Cheeseburger, dill stack, potato puffs, carrots and dip, fruited Jell-O, vanilla clodhoppers, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, mixed vegetables, peach cup, fresh apple slices, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. MIDDLE SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast French toast sticks, sausage patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Penne pasta, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, orange glazed carrots, cheddar cheese stick, tossed salad, applesauce snacking cake, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, cocoa clodhoppers, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Breakfast pizza, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Turkey enchiladas, salsa, yellow rice, burger, cheeseburger, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, carrots and dip, great northern beans, diced pears, dried blueberries, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast frittata, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, broccoli, potato wedges, Colby Jack cheese stick, salsa, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast Sausage biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, burger, cheeseburger, chicken tenders, dinner roll, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad plate, PBJ sandwich meal, carrots and dip, corn, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast French toast sticks, sausage patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, pear fruit cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Blast, Jump Start kits, white milk. Lunch Homestyle pork roast, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut butter and Jelly sandwich, turkey chef salad, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, green beans, apple crisp, very berry juice bar, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Blueberry/sausage pancake, strawberry cup, chocolate milk, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, peach cup, chocolate milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, scalloped potatoes, corn cobbettes, rosy applesauce, very berry juice bar, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, peach cup, chocolate milk, blueberry/sausage pancake, strawberry cup, chocolate milk. Lunch Beefaroni, garlic breadstick, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, orange glazed carrots, tossed salad, cocoa clodhoppers, fresh apple slices, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast frittata, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Breakfast frittata, orange juice, chocolate milk, Whole Grain PopTarts, apple juice, chocolate milk. Lunch Cheeseburger, dill stack, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, potato puffs, carrots and dip, fruited Jell-O, very berry juice bar, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberr y milk. Friday Breakfast Sausage pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Whole Grain PopTarts, apple juice, chocolate milk, breakfast frittata, orange juice, chocolate milk. Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, mixed vegetables, ice cream sandwich, peach cup, fresh apple slices, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. KINDERGARTEN LEARNING CENTER Monday Lunch Homestyle pork roast, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, green beans, apple crisp, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, scalloped potatoes, corn cobbettes, rosy applesauce, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Lunch Beefaroni, garlic breadstick, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, orange glazed carrots, cocoa clodhoppers, fresh apple slices, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Lunch Cheeseburger, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, potato puffs, carrots and dip, fruited Jell-O, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, mixed vegetables, ice cream sandwich, peach cup, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011Page 5B CHALKTALK Walker Memorial Academy plans musical concertAVON PARK Do not miss this free concert featuring the Walker Memorial Academy Symphonic Band, Academy Choir and the nationally awarded Fire n Steel drums Steel Band at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the WMAgym at 1525 W. Avon Blvd.Learn the fundamentals of good writingAVON PARK If youve ever been uncomfortable about your ability to write well, you can learn techniques to help you break through that wall of uncertainty when it comes to putting pen to paper. There is no special equipment for this class, except an ordinary 8-by-11-inch lined yellow note pad and your brain. Two evening classes instructed by Jeannette Zesch will be taught at Walker Memorial Academy. Students going into grades 9-12 will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday and Wednesdays, July 6-27. The cost for the seven sessions is $80. Adults of all ages will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays, July 5-28. The cost for the eight sessions is $90. Call Walker Memorial Academy at 453-3131 ext. 201 to register and pay a $10 non-refundable deposit. The remaining balance is due the first week of class. Snapshots School Menus Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun

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Page 6BNews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011www.newssun.com Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida Community College (SFCC) Community Education is offering new classes this spring at the Highlands Campus, Avon Park. Basic Home Computer will teach students the components of a pc system, understanding the desktop, icons, opening multiple windows, screensavers, and backgrounds. This class is for beginning computer students working with MS Windows XP. Class meets from 5:307:30 p.m. Mondays, May 23 to July 25. The cost is $94 and includes a book. Aquabics is a moderatelypaced aerobic water exercise class for toning and building strength in a heated pool. Water exercise is easy on the joints but still provides resistance. Morning and evening classes will be offered May 6 to July 29. Aquacize is a gentle water exercise class for people with arthritis and is sanctioned by the Arthritis Foundation. The classes meet May 6 to July 29. Lap Swimming is an excellent way to exercise and cross train. Each class is one hour and students have the ability to swim at their own pace. This class meets from 10-11 a.m. or 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Thursday, May 5 to May 31 and June 2 to July 28. The cost is $22 for May and $47 for June and July. Work out on state-of-theart, 10-station Nautilus equipment in the Nautilus class. Afitness instructor will design a program with the students goals in mind. The class meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, May 4 to July 25. The cost is $61 for the term. Learn the graceful art of Tai Chi and improve your balance, flexibility, breathing, and muscle strength and control. The class meets from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, May 23 to June 29, and the cost is $40. For detailed days and times, call 453-6661, ext. 7388. Register in Building B at the Highlands Campus or any SFCC campus or center. For more information, contact Lauren Redick at 4536661, ext. 7388 or 7392. SFCC Community Education announces summer classes CHALKTALK Courtesy photo Heartland Christian School elementary students in grades first through fourth recently qualified to participate in the ACSI Regional Spelling Bee in Palm Harbor/Clearwater. Pictured (from left) includes fourth-grader Paige Kaser, second-grader Courtney Hess, third-grader Kassandra Cruz, second-grader Catrina Lim, third-grader Kyle Fronda (below), fourth-grader Jabez Asuncion (above), first-grader Gaby Castillo, first-grader Aly Smyth and Spelling Bee coordinator/kindergarten teacher Linda Hay. Jabez Asuncion also won second place overall in the fourth-grade division competing against 30-plus students. Top spellers Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Law enforcement agencies from across the United States recently attended a rural police institute training symposium at South Florida Community College. Coordinated by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, these symposiums, which focus on advanced specialized training for rural agencies, are necessary to provide training that is not often available in rural areas. Rural law enforcement agencies deal with a wider variety of crimes than larger departments do, said Adam Martin, coordinator of SFCC Criminal Justice Training. In larger departments, detectives will immediately take over in felony investigations. However in rural departments, the same officers deal with everything from minor parking violations to felony crimes. Rural officers also do these jobs with fewer tools and resources than officers in larger departments. The symposium covered a variety of topics including Tactical Handcuffing and Searching Principles, Roadside Interview and Interrogation, Digital Photography for LEOs, Prevention of Police Suicide, Active Shooter and Hidden Weapons. The topics covered were geared toward officer safety and current issues facing departments and officers today, Martin said. Rural departments dont often have as large of training budgets as large departments, so training can be limited. Through the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, we are able to help our rural officers keep up with their counterparts as well as keep them safe on the job. Law enforcement agencies hold training at SFCC Courtesy photo Roberta Case, Polk County Sheriffs Office, and Deighton Bolt, Hendry County Deputy Sheriff K9, participate in the Tactical Handcuffing seminar during the rural police institute training symposium. GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011Page 7B ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT One of the most highly touted claims of those practicing the visual arts when they did not practice their art is I just wasnt inspired. For some reason, we are led to believe that a painter, or writer, or composer has to feel some special light of inspiration in order to be able to work, a light that is very often, if not always, nebulous and elusive, as if the mythical Muses have to be present for ones talent to function. This became the theme at Tuesday nights Art Sparks!at the Highlands Art Leagues Yellow House Gallery as I demonstrated the process of bringing a painting drawn and blocked in with acrylics into its final stages using oils. Iannounced to the audience, Tonight, I just dont have within me what it takes to paint! And, as I began painting, the discussion was launched. What to do when we are without energy or inspiration? Really, it applies to everyone, in every endeavor. We are thankful that the doctor or nurse, garbage collector or teacher does not wait to be inspired before going to work each day. They know they have to follow the Nike advice: Just Do It! Ahuge portion of our society has watched as American Idol finalists step out on stage feverish with the flu or moment by moment battling Tourettes, or worse, and yet, they give it all theyve got to deliver the performance of a lifetime. As they say, the show must go on! So, why is the visual artist so often encouraged to swallow that self-defeating lie If the rest of the world must simply put one foot in front of the other day after day to accomplish their goals, why would the same not be true for the artist, also? Getting materials out, putting the paint on the palette, mixing a color, each thing in small steps, builds momentum. The first stroke of paint on a less important area opens the tactile sense of the richness of the paint. Minor corrections to an errant drawing open the mind to the subject at hand. Astep backward to view the result opens the heart, and suddenly, one is on a roll and cannot be stopped! Inspiration can be elusive, but all too often it is very easily found again with just a little action prodding it along. The artist who lacks inspiration to paint needs to look no further than at those around him at any given time and be inspired by the courage and fortitude of every person he sees doing small (and often thankless!) jobs one step at a time. This week was the final Tuesday Night Art Sparks! event for this season, but additional activities and events which spark the light of inspiration may be found by checking the Highlands Art Leagues website at www.highlandsartleague.org. Anne Watson teaches painting in oils and acrylics, drawing and digital media at the Highlands Art League in Sebring, as well as in Avon Park and Lake Placid, and features a broad range of commercial and personal artwork. She may be reached at anne@annewatsonstudio.com and 863-449-0822. A rolling stone gathers no moss Special to the News-SunSEBRING Duffers Sports Grille is offering a HypnoLarryous Show from 8-10 p.m., Saturday. Larry Silver, who is an actor, director, stand-up comedian and master hypnotist, will provide a fun and entertaining interactive experience which will include audience participation. He combines the art of theatre with improvisational comedy allowing the audience to volunteer to become the stars of the show. In the beginning of the show, he will share comedic insights into the mysteries surrounding the ancient art of hypnotism. Silver is an accomplished actor and director with many commercials, several television shows and even a couple of movies. By 1986, he was a stand-up comedian and began helping others in his craft to find creative outlets. He opened his firs t Grouchos Comedy Club, the longest running comedy club chain in Florida in 1990. He has taken his HypnoLarryous show all over the world. Bubba James, comedian and radio personality with 106.9 The Bull FM, will be the opening act. Tickets are $10 per person and can be purchased a t Duffers in advance or a t the door. Reservations are recommended. The kitchen will stop serving food a t 7:45 p.m. Duffers is at 6940 U.S. 27 North, Sebring. Call 382-6339 for details. Duffers Grille to offer HypnoLarryous Show Saturday night Inspiration comes by doing, as seen in A Yellow Rose by Anne Watson. Guest Column Anne Watson Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The Friends of the Lake Placid Memorial Library will host a concert featuring classic country music performed by Barney and Nancy Miesse of Lake Placid at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, at the library. Barney and Nancy have been making music together many years under their stage name of Barney and Nancy and have played to many local audiences including many of the area churches. Most recently, they played a series of concerts at the Henscratch Winery. They have also been entertainers at the Orange Blossom Opry in Weirsdale, next to the huge Villages community. (http://www.obopry.com) Nancy sings and plays the autoharp while Barney also sings and is featured on the guitar. Ron Holmes will also be joining the duo for this performance playing the bass guitar. Barney and Nancy also frequently add music from the 1950s and s to their presentation. This small group should be yet another fine show at the Lake Placid Memorial Library presented by the Friends of the Lake Placid Memorial Library. They join a list of performers that have been guests of the Friends in this continuing set of shows called the Cultural Series for All Ages. Concert set at Lake Placid library April 10 NEWS-SUN CROSSWORDSOLUTION

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The Community Calendar provides a brief listing of local clubs and organizations who meet on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of the group to update the News-Sunon any changes in this listing by calling 385-6155, ext. 516; send any changes by e-mail toeditor@newssun.com;or mail them to News-SunCommunity Calendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870. S UNDAY American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 1-9 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 lounge is open from 1-7 p.m. Card games start at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has karaoke in the pavilion. Horseshoes played at 9:30 a.m. Food available at 4 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Overeaters Anonymous, meets from 4-5 p.m. in second floor conference roomNo. 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 382-7731. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. For details on the organization, go to www.oa.org. Ridge Area Missionary Soldiers AvonPark Pathfinder Club meets from 9 a.m. to noon every first and third Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St., Avon Park. For details, call 471-2143. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 offers NASCAR racing in the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open and kitchen open from 25 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Society for Creative Anachronism (Local Chapter: Shire of Stagridge) meets at 2 p.m. first and third Sunday at Brewsters Coffee House on U.S. 27 in Sebring. For details, call 214-5522. The ArtistsGroup at South Florida Community College will hold a critique clinic the first Sunday of every month, 2-4 p.m., at the Hotel Jacaranda, Avon Park. Professional local artists will discuss and evaluate participantspaintings. The fee is $5 with a two painting limit. For more information, call 784-7346. U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club meets at 1 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month at VFW Post 9853, State Road 64 West and North Oliva Drive. For information call Hocky at (954) 5924847 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 serves hamburgers from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 Karaoke is from 5-8 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN WITH ME family group meets at 10:30 a.m. every Monday at the Heartland Christian Church on Alt. 27 in Sebring. The church is behind Southgate Shopping Center where Publix is. For more information call 3855714. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal Church, Lakeshore Drive, Sebring. For more details, call 385-8807. 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. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Rosewood Center, 517 U.S. 27 South, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 202-0647. Ambucs, a local charity that assists people with disabilities, meets at noon every first Monday at R.J. Gators Sea Grill and Bar, Sebring. The meeting is open to the public. For details, call 386-4387. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 12-9 p.m. Legion and auxiliary boards meet at 6 p.m. General meeting at 7 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 4711448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts at 7:30 p.m. for members and guests. For details, call 3850234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. AvonPark Veterans Honor Guard meets first Monday at the American Legion Post 69, AvonPark. For details, call 382-0315. Boy Scout Troop 482 meets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave., Lake Placid. 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. Corvette Cruisers meets at 6:30 p.m. first and third Monday at the Dairy Queen in front of The Home Depot, Sebring. For details, call Ed Robson at 655-2092. Florida Association Home and Community Education meets from 9-11 a.m. weekly on Mondays at The AgriCenter. The group of sewers and crafters make items for residents of adult congregate living facilities. Call Penny Bucher at 385-0949. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clogging class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at Reflections on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club meets from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the first and third Monday at Sebring Civic Center from December through April. There will be alternating mainstream and plus dancing with rounds. Casual dress or square dance attire is acceptable. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him atsamdunn@samdunn.net.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. For information, call 314-8877. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Bill Varner at 386-0855. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County AgriCivic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. For details, call 402-6540. Highlands Stamp Club meets the first Monday. Talk and swap at St. Johns United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive. For details, call Bob Gleisner at 471-6526 or Budd Steinke at 382-9373. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Democratic Club meets at 6 p.m. first Monday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call Bill Sayles at 699-6773 for details. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Meetings held first and third Mondays at 8 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 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. National Association for Advancement of Colored People, Highlands County Branchmeets 7:30 p.m., 401 Tulane, Avon Park. Patriots Chapter, Daughter of the American Revolution meets at 1:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month September through May at the Church of the Redeemer Parish Hall on U.S. 27 directly across from Wells Motor Company, three-tenths of a mile north of the South Florida Community College stoplight. Call 471-2096. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. at Beef O Bradys, Sebring. Sebring AARP meets 1:30 p.m., The Palms, Pine Street, Sebring. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Mondays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Historical Society open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. For information, call 471-2522. Sebring Optimist Club meets at 6:15 p.m. first and third Mondays at Jims house. For details, call Jim Harrison at 381-9767 or Gabriel Read at 453-2859. Sebring Women of the Moose has chapter meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the lodge, 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 382-8782. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has a joint officers meeting on the first Monday of each month at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 6554007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. Smoke-free environment. For more details, call 4713557. Sebring Moose Club 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. The Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday for chapter enrollment, refreshments and trivia pursuit. For details, call 6553920. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL632, Sebring meets at 3:30 p.m. at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. For details, call Judy OBoyle at 260-0831. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444.TUESDAY Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discussion and Twelve Step study at noon, Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard and euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 4657940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St., AvonPark. Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to join. For details, call 452-2385. Avon Park Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Avon Park Lions Club meets 6:45 p.m., dinner included, Lions Club, 1218 W. Bell St., Avon Park. Busy Bee Craft Club meets 9-11 a.m., Fairway Pines, Sun N Lakes Boulevard, Sebring. Everyone is welcome. For more details, call 382-8431. Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday night at The Rock, Union Congregational Church, 28 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. Abarbecue meal is served at 6 p.m. for a donation. At 6:45 p.m., members meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group breaks up into small groups for men and women. The program is designed for drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, death or illness grief, low or lost selfesteem or identity due to dysfunctional relationships, depression/anxiety, or any other need for healing. For details, contact Celebrate Recovery coordinator Pam Sim by calling 453-3345, ext. 106. Fleet Reserve Association Board of Directors Heartland Branch No. 173 meets 7 p.m., Branch Hall, 1402 Roseland Ave., Sebring. Regular meeting, first Tuesday after board of directors meeting. Call 4716109 for details. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Florida Native Plant Society meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday in Conference Room 3 at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center, 4509 George Blvd., Sebring. For details, call Roy Stewart at (863) 632-0914. Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus meets from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Sebring High School Music Room, Sebring. All men who enjoy singing are invited. Reading music is not required. Call 471-2294 or 386-5098. Heartland Insulin Pump Support Group meets the first Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. at the Highlands County Health Dept., 7205 S. George Blvd., Sebring. If you would like more information on insulin pumps or are a pump wearer and would like to share ideas and suggestions, please join us. For more information, contact Kathy McNeil at 4146444. Heartland Symphony Orchestra rehearsals from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdays in the Green Room in the South Florida Community College auditorium building. Bring music and instruments. New members welcome. Call conductor Bryan Johnson at 800949-7248, ext. 7231. Highlands County Adoption Support Group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. first Tuesday at Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center, 6525 U.S. 27 North, Sebring. For more details, call 3820352. Highlands County Community Orchestra rehearses each Tuesday in the Green Room of the South Florida Community College Performing Arts Theater, 5:307:30 p.m. Entrance is at the rear of the building. String players especially needed. Strings call Eugene Longo at 699-1975; winds call Kim Houser at 453-6049 for more information. Highlands County Lodge of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America meets the first Tuesday of each month at Visions ADTin Sebring. The officers meet at 6 p.m. and the Page 8BNews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011www.newssun.com COMMUNITYCALENDAR Continued on page 9B

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general meeting will follow at 7 p.m. For details, call Philomena Greco at 402-0048. Highlands County Quilt Guild meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Women's Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Drive, across from Veterans' Beach, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call 471-0694 or e-mailsbringquilter@embarqmail.com Highlands Tea Party has an educational and informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Quality Inn, 6525 U.S. 27 in Sebring. Call 699-0743. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. at 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring; and 4:30 p.m. at Southern Lifestyle ALF, across U.S. 27 from Florida Hospital Lake Placid. Call 382-0312. Lake Placid Art League has classes in Parchment Embossing from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant. For information, call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Happy hour is from 2-5 p.m. Card games at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Grief Support (Hope Hospice) meets at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, with Charlie Stroup. Refreshments served. Door prize given. Call 465-0568. Lake Placid Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, Jaxsons. Board meetings at 6:30 p.m. on second Tuesday. For details, call Joe Collins, 655-5545. Lake Placid Toastmasters meet the first and third Tuesday at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 101 S. Oak Ave. in Lake Placid. The web address is www.toastmasters.org. For information call Cathy Schreima at 382-3574 or Linda Udall at 386-6495. Lorida Community Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lorida Community Center to plan events. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, meets 7 p.m. second Tuesday at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring, in the first floor doctors conference room. For more details, call 465-3138. Nar-Anon Support Group for family members or friends of someone with a drug problem or addiction. Nar-Anon helps attain serenity and a more normal life for those affected by the addictions of loved ones, regardless of whether or not he/she has stopped using. 6 p.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Chuch of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday at Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 W. Avon Blvd. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidgeIntergroup.c om. For details, call 382-7731. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday and has blood pressure screening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. first and third Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details, call 465-4888. Placid Lakes Home and Property Owners Association Inc. has its board meetings at 7 p.m. first Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888 for details. Annual meetings are in February. Quarterly meetings are in May, September and December. Rotary Club of Sebring (Noon) meets at noon at the Sebring Civic Center, near the library in downtown Sebring. For information, call 385-3829 or 471-9900. Scleroderma Support Group Meeting is the first Tuesday of each month from 1-2 pm. at the Sebring Library, 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring. Call 402-6716. Sebring Bridge Club will have Duplicate Bridge games every Tuesday evening. If interested in playing Duplicate Bridge, call 385-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays darts, beginning with sign in at 6 p.m. Games start at 6:30 p.m. No experience necessary. Cost is $2. Smokefree environment. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Lions Club meets at noon at Dots Restaurant, 950 Sebring Square. For information call 382-2333. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves soft shell tacos 57 p.m. and beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Euchre is played at 6:30 p.m. For details, call 6553920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. SertomaClub meets at 7 a.m. at Dees Restaurant, Sebring. For details, call Scott Albritton at 402-1819. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL99 meets from 6-7 p.m. at the Atonement Lutheran Church, 1744 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL618 has weigh in from 4-430 p.m. at Community Bible Church, 1400 CR-17A N., AvonPark. Meeting is at 4:45 p.m. For details, call 4521093. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, plays darts 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. The ladies auxiliary board meeting is at 10 a.m. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 has sandwiches at 5 p.m. and Franke from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. Zonta Club of Highlands County meets second Tuesday. For more details, call Rebekah Kogelschatz at 3149336.WEDNESDAY Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families. New Life Group meets Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. at Grace Bible Church, 4453 Thunderbird Road, Sebring. For details, call 446-0461. For details on the organization, go to www.adultchildren.org. American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Burgers served from 5-7 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Noon Rotary Club meets noon, Rotary Club Building, corner of Verona Avenue and Pine Street. BALANCE, Lives in Transition, Inc. Qi-GONG Relaxation classes every Wednesday from 2:45-3 p.m. All classes and support groups are at 4023 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. Call 386-5687. Balance Transitions (Support Group For People Suffering From Mental Illness) meets every Wednesday at 1 p.m. at 4023 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. Call 386-5687. 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. The Bridgettes meet at 12:15 p.m. at Sebring Recreation Center to play bridge. For details, call Sandra Yates at 655-5815. Christian Fellowship Group meets 7 p.m. For details, call 381-9005 or 3819007. Country Swingers has dances at the Sebring Recreation Club, 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Membership is required. Beginners dancing from 5:156:15 p.m. Advanced dancing is from 6:30-8:30 p.m. New dances taught every other week. Call 655-2398. Gold Wing Road Riders Association meets at 6 p.m. first Wednesday at Homers Smorgasbord in Sebring. For details, call Harold Francis at (954) 461-4346.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September. Heartland Talk of the Town Toastmasters meet the first and third Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. at Century 21 Advanced All-Service Realty, 1843 U.S. 27 North in Sebring. The web address is www.toastmasters.org. For information call Cathy Schreima at 382-3574 or Linda Udall at 386-6495. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave., AvonPark. For details, call the 24-hour hotline 1-800850-7347 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. For details, call 3822208. 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. For details, call 465-2661. Seafood Nite is held on the first Wednesday of every month. The menu includes baked or fried crab cake, fried shimp baked potatoe or fries along with a salad bar for $7 per person. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at night. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lake Placid Loyal Order of the Moose meets at 7:30 p.m. the first Wednesday at the lodge. 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. Scottish American Society of the Highlands meets first Wednesday in the First Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, corner of Franklin and Poinsettia streets, Sebring. Gathering starts at 7 p.m., meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Anyone of Scottish heritage or with an interest in Scottish culture can attend. For details, call Joe and Ria Campbell at 471-9438. 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 Doll Club meets at 10:30 a.m. the first Wednesday at St. Johns Methodist Church in Sebring. For details, call 465-0480. Sebring Downtown Merchants and Professionals Association meets 5 p.m. at the Cat House Restaurant, Sebring on first Wednesday. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 joint officers meet at 6 p.m. first Monday. Pizza and darts is at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Auxiliary meeting at 7 p.m. the first and third Wednesday at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 hosts Wacky Wednesday from 5-6:30 p.m. serving a varied menu of food for $5 and special drink prices. Lounge open from 3-10 p.m. Open to Elk members and guests. Music provided from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Smoke-free environment. For details, call 471-3557. Sebring Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Jaycees Clubhouse, State Road 17, Sebring. Sebring Kiwanis meets noon, Homers Smorgasbord, Sebring. Sebring Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves hamburgers, fries and fish sandwiches from 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. There will be music from 4:30-7:30 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. Sebring Scribblers and Scribes, a Florida Writers association group, will meet at Sebring Beef OBradys, 2940 U.S. 27, behind McDonalds. The group will meet at 7 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month. Come earlier to eat dinner. Membership in FWAis encouraged but not required. The public is invited. For information, call 402-9181. 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. Sun NLakes Lake Placid Recreation District hosts a card party on first Wednesday at the Sun 'N Lakes South Community Center, 440 S Sun N Lakes Blvd., Lake Placid. A full lunch is served. Cost is $5. Put players together for a table and call 465-2850 for reservations and further information. 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. 201 1 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Service officer at post 12-3 p.m. For details, call 3858902. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9853 Auxiliary meets at 2 p.m. first Wednesday at the post, 75 N. Olivia Drive, Avon Park. Volunteers of America of www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011Page 9B Continued from page 8B COMMUNITYCALENDAR Continued on page 10B

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Page 10BNews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011www.newssun.com F lorida is a nonprofit organiz ation in Sebring that speciali zes in assisting person's with m ental illness. We are p leased to announce our Drop i n Center is open to individuals w ith a mental illness 6 days a w eek from 11am to 3 pm. The c enter offers a welcoming e nvironment where individuals a re accepted and feel comforta ble. For more information p lease contact Wendy at 8633 82-2022. Young Artists String O rchestra (YASO) rehearses e ach Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. a t Lake Placid Church of the N azarene (512 W. Interlake). W e are looking for violin, viola, c ello, and string bass players t o be a part of this orchestra. F or information, call Diane O sborne, conductor, at 6594 541 or (503) 709-1440. T HURSDAY Alzheimers Association S upport Group meets from 12 p.m. and from 6:30-7:30 p.m. a t the Sebring Christian C hurch on Hammock Road. F or details, call Lisa Rodriguez a t 385-3444. American Legion Placid P ost 25 Lake Placid has l ounge hours 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. C ard games played at 1 p.m. P ool tournament is 7 p.m. For d etails, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen noon to 8 p.m. Customer A ppreciation Day. Free food. H appy hour all day. Call 4711448. 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. Central Avon Park Jaycees meets 8 p.m., first and third Thursday, city recreation building, North Verona Avenue, Avon Park. Fibromyalgia Recovery Support Group meetings are the first Thursday of every month. The introductory video is shown at 12:30 p.m. Returning members will join in at 2 p.m. The group meets at the Union Congregational Church, 106 N. Butler, Avon Park. For more information call 386-5017. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. 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 Corvette Club meets 7:30 p.m., first Thursday. For more details, call Walt Blakeslee, 471-9829. Highlands County Genealogical Society meets at 1 p.m. first Thursday, October throughMay, in the Sebring Library. Volunteers help people research family history from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. For details, call 471-2734, 465-6763 or 4525939. The Web site iswww.heartlineweb.org/hcgs/. 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 County Ostomy Support Group meets from 12-2 p.m. first Thursday at Homers Smorgasbord. Members purchase own lunch. For details, call Myrtle Pence at 655-4887 or Paul Orth at 386-0287 or e-mail: orthfam@strato.net Highlands Little Theatres general membership meeting is first Thursday. Social hour is at 6 p.m. Meeting is at 7 p.m. Highlands Pedalers, a local bicycle club, meets at 7 p.m. first Thursday at Kenilworth Lodge, Sebring. For details, log onto www.highlandspedalers.com. Highlands Little Theatre general membership meets first Thursday at 356 W. Center Ave., Sebring. Social hour is at 6 p.m. with the meeting at 7 p.m. New members are welcome. For details, call 385-2175. Highlands Shrine Club, 2604 State Road 17 South, at 6-8 p.m. has country and bluegrass music played by Country Grass. Donation $3 for single, and $5 for couple. Refreshments available. Everyone welcome. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. every Thursday at the Avon Park Library, 100 N. Museum Ave. Call 382-0312. Greater Kenilworth Neighborhood Watch will now be meeting at the Military Sea Services Museum at the corner of Kenilworth Boulevard and Roseland Avenue, the first Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. 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. Lifeline Home Health Care offers blood pressure screening 10 a.m. to noon every first Thursday at Publix Supermarket, Southgate Shopping Center, Sebring. 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. Moms Together AMoms Group Shattering the Superwoman Myth! Join our moms group the first and third Thursday at First Baptist Church of Sebring from 6-7:30 p.m. Childcare is provided for children to age 12. Call the church office at 385-5154 or Rebekah 3149336. Narcotics Anonymous Take It Easy Group meets a t 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopa l 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. New Beginnings, a suppo rt group for people with traumat ic brain injury and their family members, meets at 6 p.m. every first Thursday (October through April) at the office of Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization, 112 Medical Center Ave., Sebring Refreshments will be served. For details, call 385-1196 or e mail to hallo@tnni.net. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 4-5 p.m. every Thursday at Ridge Area Arc Cafeteria, 120 W. College Drive. No dues, fees or weigh ins. Visit www.FloridaRidge Intergroup.com. For details, call 414-3172. Visit www.oa.org for more informa tion 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. Continued from 9B COMMUNITYCALENDAR Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sunthat is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSunat 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site,www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Jared Hewitt, youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. childrens choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. childrens mission groups. Call 4536681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and womens prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 East Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Contemporary Service, 8:30 a.m.; Group Bible Studies, 9:45 a.m.; Traditional Worship, 11 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor; Aaron Snider, Youth Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 5:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 385-0752. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695. CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English; 6 p.m., Life Teen Mass. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049. www.stcathe. com. Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F. Masses Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, noon; Sunday Family Mass, 5 p.m. (Holy Family Youth Center). Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confession: every Friday 5-7 p.m., every Saturday 9-11 a.m. and 3-3:45 p.m., first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment. Enroll your students today for Catholic School grades Pre-K3 through 5th grade. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way, Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church.Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S Pine St., Sebring, FL33870 Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m .; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:3 0 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Chris t, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, F L 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts Sunday Worship Services, 10:3 0 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilitie s are available at every service. Bibl e Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. an d Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centere d classes for all ages. Church phone : 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkwa y, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. W e would like to extend an invitatio n for you and your family to visit wit h us here at Sebring Parkway. Ou r hours of service are: Sunday Bibl e Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worshi p Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evenin g Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesda y Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazaren e of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118 ., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W Main St. Randall Rupert, Pasto r. Sunday: Sunday school begins a t 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning wo rship at 10:45 a.m.; and evenin g service at 6 p.m. Wednesda y evening service is at 7 p.m. wit h special services for children an d adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) an d Ladies ministries. If you need an y more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlak e Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852 Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Mornin g worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children an d youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christia n Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A North (truck route), AvonPark Presenting Jesus Christ as th e answer for time and eternit y. Sunday morning worship service 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided Junior Church activities at sam e time for K-6 grade. Sunday Schoo l Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m (Transportation available.) Sunda y evening praise and worship serv ice, 6 p.m. Wednesday evenin g prayer service, 7 p.m. Children an d youth activities at 7 p.m Wednesday. Everyone is welcome please come worship with us. Do n Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phon e 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011Page 11B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the R edeemer.Service time is 9:30 w ith Holy Communion. Coffee hour f ollowing services. Newcomers w elcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail r edeemer1895@aol.com Web site: r edeemeravon.com. The church is a t 839 Howes Way, Avon Park ( two miles north of Sun N Lake B oulevard, across from Wells D odge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3 840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 3 3870. Sunday Services: Holy E ucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy E ucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek s ervice on Wednesday at 6 p.m. S unday School for all ages at 9 a .m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. u ntil 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. s ervice ends. Wednesday: Adult B ible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are a lways welcome. The Rev. Jim K urtz, rector. Church office 3857 649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal C hurch, 43 Lake June Road, Lake P lacid, FL33852. Phone: 4650 051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Myers, R ector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 1 0:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday e vening: Holy Communion with H ealing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child c are available at the 8 a.m. and 1 0:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come s ee what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 T hunderbird Road, (863) 8350 869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior p astor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 1 0:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday s ervices at 7 p.m. We offer Kid C ity Childrens Ministry throughout a ll services, and there are variosu o ther classes for teens, married c ouples, prime-timers, and Bible s tudies in Spanish. Kid City Day C are, Preschool and After-School M onday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For r egistration call: 385-3111). Check u s out on the Web atwww.sebringg race.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration M inistries, (non-denominational) 2 200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 3 3825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533 771. Sunday service: Sunday S chool, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a .m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. p rayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W .H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church ( ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview D rive., Sebring. David Thoresen, D eacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, t hird and fifth Sunday each month, a nd Rev. Jefferson Cox on the seco nd and fourth Sunday of each m onth. Jim Helwig, organist/choir d irector. Worship service at 9:30 a .m.; Holy Eucharist is every S unday. Coffee hour on the first a nd third Sunday of each month. C ouncil meeting on the first M onday of month; Ladies Group W ELCAmeets at noon second M onday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable G arden Club meets as needed. L abyrinth Prayer Garden open s even days a week to congretation a nd community. Like to sing? C ome join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or seechristlutheranavonpark.org. Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday school for children and adult Bible classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is served the first and third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday worship service is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m. each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3851163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com. ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Early Sunday service, 8 a.., Sunday school at 9:10 a.m. and the second service at 10:30 a.m. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; and Noel Johnson, youth and family life. Worship schedule for December through Easter: Worship service 8 and 11 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; (Childrens Church, 11 a.m. only); and Education Hour, 9:30 a.m. Worship schedule for summer through fall: Worship service, 9 a.m.; Communion services, first and third Sundays; Education Hour 10:30 a.m. Additional services: Lent and Advent season, 6 p.m.; Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, 7 p.m.; Easter Sunday, 7 and 10 a.m.; Christmas Eve, 7 p.m.; Christmas Day, 10 a.m.; Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, 7 p.m. Fellowship activities: Youth Group, Senior Citizens, Younger Side Adults, Ladies Missionary League, Ladies Guild, Small group studies as scheduled. Music: Choir and hand chimes. Trinity Tots Preschool (3-5 years old): 8:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. License: C14H10020: Susan Norris, director. Visit us online at: www.vchurches.com/trinitylutheranlp. NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Children, ages 4 years to fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening worship, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3140482, lindadowning@live.com.Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www.christiantrainingministries.net Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry.www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 7:45 a.m. (informal), 9:15 a.m. (traditional) and 10:45 a.m. (contemporary) in the main sanctuary. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer Wednesday and Saturday services at 6;15 a.m. and 6 p.m., respectively. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturers Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com. Web site:www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA), 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, informal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:307 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, adult and college age, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Youth Group (ages 1118), 4-7 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available for Sunday worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Gail Sparks, director of youth ministry. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com,118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8:15 and 9:30 a.m.; and contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. in Friendship Hall. Avariety of Sunday school classes for adults and children are at 9:45 and 11 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,springlakepc@embarqmail.com,Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com,Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL3387 0. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pasto r. Traditional Worship Service at 8:1 0 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuar y, Contemporary Worship in the FL C at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:3 0 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist You th Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sunday s with Rick Heilig, youth directo r. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worsh ip service is broadcast over WIT S 1340 on AM dial. There is a nurse ry available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 South Lake Avenue, Avo n Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R James Weiss, Pastor, Sunda y School 9 a.m., Worship 10:3 0 a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Praye r Shawl Ministry on the second an d fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m for women who love God and cro cheting. Visit us at our church We b site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodis t Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overloo king Lake Clay) Lake Placid, F L, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pasto r. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastor al assistant. Sunday schedul e: Heritage Worship Service, 8:3 0 a.m. (October-May only); Scho ol School for all ages, 9:30 a.m .; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worsh ip service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nur sery care provided every Sunda y morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m (October-May only). We offe r Christ-centered Sunday scho ol classes, youth programs, Bib le studies, book studies and Christia n fellowship. We are a congregatio n that want to know Christ and mak e Him known. Call the church offic e at 465-2422 or check out ou r church Web site at www.memo rialumc.com. St. John United Methodis t Church, 3214 Grand Prix Driv e, Sebring, FL33872. The Re v. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pasto r. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunda y Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for a ll services. Phone 382-173 6. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodis t Church, 8170 Cozumel Lan e, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyd e Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship ser vice starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Stud y meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesda y. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. o n Thursday. Church office phon e: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church o f Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, F L 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 2 7 and Hammock Road). Sunday wo rship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion wi th worship first Sunday of mont h; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. a ll other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For mor e information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@ea rth link.net or check theWeb si te sebringemmanuelucc.com. N o matter who you are or where yo u are on lifes journey, youre we lcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP Carbon seems to be a big i ssue these days. Weve all h eard the terms carbon footp rint, carbon sequestering, a nd carbon credits; but what i s all this carbon talk really a bout? Think back to elementary s chool where we all learned a bout photosynthesis how p lants take in carbon dioxide a nd use the carbon to grow. W hen those plants die, they r eturn the carbon to the soil a s they decompose. Carbon i n our soil is very important f or many reasons. Soil rich w ith organic carbon is h ealthy which encourages p lant growth. Carbon-rich s oil also helps reduce soil e rosion because it helps the s oil retain moisture. It also a ssists in the break down of p esticides and excess nutrie nts. It would be safe to say t hat soil carbon is invaluable t o the earths health. For carbon dioxide in the a tmosphere to become soil c arbon, it needs to be capt ured by green plants in the p rocess of photosynthesis. T hat is why planting trees and plants is so important to reduce the carbon footprint in many areas. Some of the carbon is released back into the air, but the rest of it can become soil organic matter. Microorganisms can combine carbon in the soil organic matter with oxygen. This creates carbon dioxide. Oxygen is limited in soil, especially in deeper levels. When soil is plowed up or disturbed and exposed to air, the carbon dioxide is once again released into the atmosphere. According to Wikipedia, soil carbon is the largest terrestrial pool of carbon. Humans have a significant impact on the size of the pool. Soil carbon plays a key role in the carbon cycle and thus it is important in global climate models. Since soil carbon plays such an important part in our planets wellbeing, scientists are working on ways to use information to help with this challenging issue. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have discovered that farm soils in the U.S. serve as a net carbon bank and actually keep more carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere than they put in. Anationwide effort by the USDANatural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Soil Survey Division is being undertaken to inventory soil carbon stocks on diverse types of land. The sampled soils are grouped by similar properties, land uses, agricultural management, and ecosystems. Carbon data will be used to determine the effects of conservation practices on soil carbon stocks, for global carbon accounting. The soil carbon inventory will encompass all lands and include all major ecosystems. Wet areas, croplands, improved pastures for grazing and rangelands are all being sampled. The sites for measurement have been chosen randomly using USDANRCS soil maps and land use data. They will be combined to regional scales based on the soil and land use. To obtain the samples, a small pit will be dug and samples collected to measure soil carbon, bulk density and related measures at each location. The goals of the project include improved maps and knowledge about the distribution of the U.S. soil carbon stocks, scientifically and statistically defensible inventory of the effects of soil properties, agricultural management, land use, and ecosystem properties on soil carbon stocks. In addition, soil survey databases will be created, selectable by land use and management, on soil carbon levels and related properties. Land use and management based data will help conservation planning by estimated gains or losses of soil carbon from land use and management changes. Another benefit of this effort will be a publically accessible soil carbon database for model development and validation. Hopefully this information will assist land owners and managers and enable them to manage for the maximum soil carbon content. Overall, the information will certainly b e useful and may lead to improved soil, water and air quality for our planet. Corine Burgess is the Natural Resources Specialist for the Highlands County Natural Resources Department assisting the Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District (www.highlandsswcd.org). Soil carbon is important to our planet Courtesy pho to When plants die, they return carbon to the soil as they decompose. Carbon-rich soil helps plants grow, reduces soil erosion and breaks down pesticides and excess nutrients. News From The Watershed Corine Burgess

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The following people filed for marriage licenses during the month of February, 2011: William Eugene Lemon, 66, of Burlington, Iowa and Linda Lee Stamp, 58, of Burlington, Iowa, Feb. 1, 2011. Yorvik Enrique Roblero Bartolon, 24, of Sebring and Priscilla Rangel Perez, 19, of Sebring, Feb. 2, 2011. Derrek Duane Lightsey, 29, of Lake Placid and Lizette Marie Caillaux, 32, of Lake Placid, Feb. 2, 2011. Daryl Duane Bright, 49, of Lake Placid and Laura Jean Moore, 39, of Lake Placid, Feb. 3, 2011. Charles Allen Zellefron, 32, of Sebring and Jennifer Lynn Brannen, 32, of Lake Wales, Feb. 3, 2011. John Wayne Barton, 30, of Avon Park and Jennifer Lea Glass, 26, of Avon Park, Feb. 4, 2011. Quentin Benjiman Kidd, 27, of Sebring and Christine Elizabeth Martin, 27, of Sebring, Feb. 4, 2011. Philip Arthur Stocking, 62, of Avon Park and Patricia Kay Austin, 59, of Avon Park, Feb. 7, 2011. Jonathan Diaz, 22, of Lake Placid and Tatiana Alexandra Zayas, 22, of Lake Placid, Feb. 8, 2011. Zamora Manuel, 47, of Sebring and Maria Teresa Torres, 47, of Sebring, Feb. 8, 2011. Jonathan Eugene Reed, 28, of Sebring and Christy Lee Setters, 22, of Sebring, Feb. 8, 2011. Steven Richard Latinka, 23, of Sebring and Amanda Kaye Marie Harrod, 23, of Sebring, Feb. 10, 2011. Richard Matthew Pinckney, 33, of Avon Park and Tamakia Shawta Watson, 31, of Sebring, Feb. 10, 2011. Daniel Lee OMeara, 26, of Avon Park and Kristy Marie Benn, 24, of Avon Park, Feb. 11, 2011. Javier Felix, 19, of Avon Park and Jacilyn Marie Kopta, 19, of Avon Park, Feb. 14, 2011. Jack Curtis Harris, 47, of Sebring and Laverne Louise Bartley, 33, of Sebring, Feb. 14, 2011. William Sweet Phillips, 38, of Avon Park and Tesa Latavia Jones, 30, of Avon Park, Feb. 14, 2011. Ernest James Portee Jr., 25, of Sebring and Emily Kristene Marberry, 22, of Sebring, Feb. 14, 2011. Bert Glenn Crawford III, 59, of Lake Placid and Kimberly Crawford, 55, of Lake Placid, Feb. 15, 2011. Todd Gage Morey, 32, of Frostproof and Kelli Michelle Crawford, 22, of Frostproof, Feb. 15, 2011. Gary Pogson Smith, 68, of Sebring and Mary Eileen Peer, 69, of Sebring, Feb. 15, 2011. Melvin Candelario, 46, of Sebring and Jennifer Dawn Cavellier, 29, of Sebring, Feb. 16, 2011. Jose S. Betancourt Hernandez, 44, of Avon Park and Antonia Diaz Sanchez, 28, of Avon Park, Feb. 16, 2011. Gary Lee Spencer, 59, of Lake Placid and Lisa Ann Hodges, 49, of Lake Placid, Feb. 16, 2011. Ignacio Barrera Ordaz, 37, of Avon Park and Lydia Ramos, 47, of Avon Park, Feb. 17, 2011. Jamil Ahmed, 33, of Avon Park and Erika Rashida Lee, 33, of Avon Park, Feb. 18, 2011. Travis Calvin Copeland, 30, of Sebring and Clarisa May Starnes, 30, of Sebring, Feb. 18, 2011. Christopher Isaac Selph, 17, of Avon Park and Rebekah Michelle Wahlgren, 18, of Avon Park, Feb. 18, 2011. William Mark Clifford, 56, of Avon Park and Emily Carolyn Smith, 67, of Avon Park, Feb. 21, 2011. Timothy Leon James, 28, of Sebring and Leona Claire Braithwaite, 26, of Sebring, Feb. 21, 2011. Guillermo Margarito Meza, 25, of Lake Placid and Verenisa Maria Vazquez, 20, of Lake Placid, Feb. 21, 2011. Coy Dewitt Moore, 35, of Avon Park and Vickie Irene Holsey, 37, of Avon Park, Feb. 22, 2011. Joseph Alexander Allan, 24,of Sebring and Caryn Lucinda Wall, 29, of Sebring, Feb. 23, 2011. William Jeremiah Sauers, 21, of Fort Walton and Bethany Shaina Secore, 20, of Fort Walton, Feb. 23, 2011. Terrance Montreal Walker, 34, of Lake Placid and Jessica Quinn, 28, of Lake Placid, Feb. 23, 2011. Leslie E. Green, 66, of Sebring and Eugene E. Berry, 58, of Sebring, Feb. 24, 2011. Gary Alan Davis, 48, of Sebring and Deneen Marie Dunn, 46, of Sebring, Feb. 25, 2011. Philip Raymond Sottile, 49, of Sebring and Serena Jane Hill, 49, of Sebring, Feb. 25, 2011. Matthew George Sturmer, 50, of Bruce Crossing, Mich. and Cynthia Marie Barto, 53, of Wakefield, Mich., Feb. 25, 2011. Sean Andrews Dolan, 40, of Lake Placid and Tracy Louann Burke, 39, of Sebring, Feb. 28, 2011. Gordon Robert Ellery III, 31, of Sebring and Ashley Kate Vandenakker, 27, of Sebring, Feb. 28, 2011. James Carl Gross Sr., 58, of Lake Placid and Rhonda Jean Bartlett, 55, of Immokalee, Feb. 28, 2011. Michael Lee McClelland, 27, of Sebring and Danielle Elizabeth Jordon, 26, of Sebring, Feb. 28, 2011. Michael Allen Waggoner, 42, of Avon Park and Lisa Ann Hicks, 41, of Avon Park, Feb. 28, 2011. The following people filed for marriage licenses during the month of January, 2011: Samuel Montsdeoca Bronson, 38, of Sebring and Megan Campbell Murphy, 24, of Avon Park, Jan. 3, 2011. Daniel Lawrence Lobozzo, 29, of Sebring and Doritza Monzon, 31, of Sebring, Jan. 3, 2011. Dillan Michael Ratliff, 21, of Sebring and Jennifer May Russek, 28, of Sebring, Jan. 3, 2011. Charles Wayne Elliott Jr., 25, of Sebring and Christine Marie W aldon, 25, of Sebring, Jan. 4, 2011. Bernie Mitchel Lambiase, 65, of Sebring and Sharon Hering, 58, of Sebring, Jan. 4, 2011. Rico Antone Davis, 28, of Lake Placid and Taquetta Latrish McKeithan, 25, of Lake Placid, Jan. 7, 2011. Esteban Brito Medero, 23, of Lake Placid and Elisia Guadalupe Espinoza, 19, of Lake Placid, Jan. 10, 2011. Nathaniel Lamar Miller, 24, of Avon Park and Elga Gamez Andrade, 32, of Avon Park, Jan. 10, 2011. Ronald Lynn Springer, 66, of Sebring and Judy Ellen Stone, 66, of Sebring, Jan. 10, 2011. Jahu Willard Tolson, 37, of Lake Placid and Lori Kay Bonife, 45, of Lake Placid, Jan. 12, 2011. Benito Gomez, 31, of Sebring and Artemia Castizo, 32, of Sebring, Jan. 13, 2011. Fred George Lenhardt, 83, of Lake Placid and Mattie Louise Crawford, 52, of Lake Placid, Jan. 14, 2011. Taleh Aliyev, 25, of Boca Raton and Danielle Marie Arocho, 27, of Sebring, Jan. 18, 2011. Charles Ashley Grems, 32, of Sebring and Melanie Anne McGinty, 25, of Sebring, Jan. 18, 2011. Roy Shenandoah Weeks, 29, of Avon Park and Jennifer Ann Sanders, 21, of Avon Park, Jan. 18, 2011. Gregory Ricardo Johnson, 33, of Avon Park and Althia Beverly Bent, 44, of Sebring, Jan. 19, 2011. Thomas Arthur Estes, 22, of Avon Park and Jennifer Lee Cullifer, 24, of Avon Park, Jan. 21, 2011. David Duane Young, 44, of Sebring and Monica Lynn Sebring, 39, of Sebring, Jan. 21, 2011. Timothy Randall Woods, 39, of Fernandina Beach and Tonya Lee Sanders, 41, of Sebring, Jan. 21, 2011. Grant Edward Cook, 55, of Sebring and Denise Melvin, 46, of Sebring, Jan. 24, 2011. Ian Dale Jobson, 44, of Sebring and Ashley Nicole Miners, 27, of Sebring, Jan. 24, 2011. Larry Michael Vezina, 54, of Avon Park and Kimberly Marie Burrowes, 42, of Avon Park, Jan. 24, 2011. Jose Atila Acopa Alvarez, 46, of Lake Placid and Ana Elia Montoya Pastrana, 34, of Lake Placid, Jan. 25, 2011. Gregory Lancelot Butler, 24, of Sebring and Crystal Michelle Jarvis, 23, of Sebring, Jan. 25, 2011. Bryon Keith Stewart, 46, of Haines City and Christine Marie Wood, 42, of Haines City, Jan. 25, 2011. Jack Ray French III, 34, of Sebring and Andrea Dee Johnston, 33, of Sebring, Jan. 26, 2011. Walter Edwin Tate, 85, of Avon Park and Mary Wanda Hayes, 80, of Avon Park, Jan. 26, 2011. David Ray Vandiver, 40, of Sebring and Terri Lynn Trainer, 44, of Sebring, Jan. 26, 2011. Lowell Larry Brevoort, 68, of Monroe, Mich. and Patricia Ann Townsend, 68, of Monroe, Mich., Jan. 27, 2011. Vicencio Lopez Hernandez, 24, of Lake Placid and Fabiola Ayuso Martinez, 28, of Lake Placid, Jan. 27, 2011. Timothy Paul Antonucci, 41, of Sebring and Jennifer Lee Foerman, 35, of Sebring, Jan. 28, 2011. John Kenneth Lyons, 49, of Sebring and Jo-Ann Pacheco, 27, of Sebring, Jan. 28, 2011. Kurt Magee, 42, of Sebring and Donna Diane McGlinchey, 42, of Sebring, Jan. 28, 2011. Kevin Scott McHargue, 35, of Sebring and Melinda Lynn Flores, 31, of Sebring, Jan. 28, 2011. Walter Harvey Rollf, 89, of Avon Park and Paula Robin Smith, 59, of Avon Park, Jan. 28, 2011. Kristofer Erik Wegner,33, of Sebring and Lindsey Anne Lucas, 24, of Sebring, Jan. 28, 2011. Mark Randall Bell, 49, of Davie and Stephanie Tarn Farrell, 40, of Davie, Jan. 31, 2011. Edwin Gabriel Figueroa, 22, of Sebring and Dayann Pacheco Torres, 27, of Sebring, Jan. 31, 2011. Martin Martinez, 21, of Lake Placid and Gloria Martinez Martinez, 19, of Lake Placid, Jan. 31, 2011. Page 12BNews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011www.newssun.com MARRIAGELICENSES The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Special to the News-SunSEBRING Atraditional English tea is being planned to support local single mothers and Women for Women International. The event will be held at Unity Life Enrichment Centre at 2 p.m. on Saturday. There are so many single mothers in our area who need a little support both financially and emotionally. That is why we have created this countywide event. Our intention is to help raise funds and support for these wonderful women, said organizer Anneta Kraus. This year we are also lending our support to Women for Women International. The organization works with socially excluded women in eight countries where war and conflict have devastated lives and communities. Each woman they serve has her own storysome of loved ones murdered, and others of physical and emotional trauma. Most have endured a struggle for survival. When the organization enrolls a woman in their one-year program, they learn job skills and receive business training so they can earn a living. They come to understand their rights and how to fight for those rights in their homes, their communities and their nations and become leaders. Women for Women International believes that lasting change can only be achieved when women have access to both knowledge and resources. We had a wonderful response from area business and individuals supporting our efforts last year, and we look for an even greater turnout and support for this. Sponsors/and donors will be recognized at the tea as caring businesses and individuals. The tea will feature homemade scones with strawberry jam, lemon curd, and cream, delicious traditional delicacies, and exquisite finger sandwiches, along with teas and coffees from around the world. says Kraus Unity Life Enrichment Centre is located at 10417 S. Orange Blossom Blvd. between SR 66 and Lake Josephine Dr. in South Sebring. Reservations are requested. If you wish to sponsor a table, be a sponsoring business, or wish to attend the event, please contact or The Enrichment Centre office at 471-1122, or e-mail Kraus at annetask@earthlink.net. Unity Centre to host traditional English tea on Saturday Special to the News-SunSEBRING Tickets are available for the Fifth Annual Highlands County Military Ball, sponsored by the Veterans Council of Highlands County, to be held Saturday, at the Chateau Elan Hotel and Conference Center at Sebring International Raceway. Cesar Pinzon, president of the Veterans Council, reports the recommended dress for the event will be formal/mess dress, or semiformal/unit dress. If the veteran or military personnel wear the mess dress uniform, their date for the evening should be in formal attire. Should the veteran choose to wear the veteran organization unit attire, their date can choose to dress formal or semi-formal. The evening events start with a 5 p.m. social hour, followed by an opening ceremony and banquet at 6 p.m. The history of regimental mess will follow about 7:15 p.m., along with recognition of the veterans organizations in the county. Activities during the Military Ball include dancing, door prizes, and a 25/25/50 raffle. Closing ceremonies will begin at 11 p.m. Dancing will be to the music of the six-piece live band Groovus, playing tunes from the 1950s to current, rock, R&B, jazz and blues. The menu for the Ball includes lemon pepper chicken, London broil, potatoes or rice, vegetable, garden salad, coffee or tea, and a cash bar. Dessert will be provided with the Military cake cutting ceremony. Ticket price to the bash is $35 per person. For more information, contact Betsy Waddell, 382-0419, or the Veteran Services Office at 402-6623. Tickets are available at the VFWand Lake Placid Elks, and the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce. In Sebring, the tickets are available at the various veteran organizations, including the Sebring Elks, VFW, American Legion, Am Vets, and the Veteran Services Office. Chateau lan is offering a special Military Ball package for those who would prefer overnight accommodations. Abreakfast buffet will be included in the $79 room cost. Arrangements for the special package are made directly with the Chateau Elan, 655-6252, and do not include Ball tickets. Corporate sponsors are welcome. Proceeds from the Military Ball stay in the county. Fifth annual Military Ball is Saturday

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 3, 2011Page 13B DIVERSIONS HEAVYDUTYBy SUSAN MISKIMINS ACROSS 1 Shut (in) 4 It may have rollers 9 Jilt 14 Health care reform lobbying group 18 Affirmative often repeated 19 About to undergo 20 Simplifies 21 Sands which 22 *Memorabilia at a reunion 24 Santa kisser of song 25 Cardinal manager Tony La __ 26 VW antecedents? 27 Dance step 29 Preserve, in a way 30 All gone 31 Harbor-at-dawn skyline highlights 33 *Venuss undoing, perhaps 36 Carping comments 39 Gussy up 40 Peter, Paul and Mary 41 *Reason to agree to a pact 46 Ones with Esq. on the door 47 Ballpark figure 48 Italian fashion giant 49 Boonies pests 53 GPS part: Abbr. 55 Vientianes land 56 Opinion 58 Long. partner 59 Chills 61 Carnegie __ University 63 Cheri of SNL 65 Indiana cagers 68 *Political platform buzzword 70 Lost parcel inquiry 71 Skyline highlight 72 s-s teen idol Frankie 73 Caper 74 1040 ID 75 Not solid, linewise 77 Representation 79 Dog food brand 83 Sunrise liquors 85 Cooking oil seed 87 1040, line 32 deduction 88 Accident investigation agcy. 89 *One profiting from bad debts 93 Nancy Reagan designer 96 Piano part 97 Sailing teams 98 *Frequent health care event 100 Line dance 103 It might be civil or criminal 104 Part of a self-satisfied laugh 105 Dog asleep on a roof 107 Tinas ex 110 Wash away slowly 111 Last Supper query 113 *Contract seeker 116 Forfeit 117 Fiddler on the Roof dairyman 118 Bliss in Texas et al. 119 1959 Kingston Trio hit 120 Scand. land 121 Beef source 122 Narcs discovery 123 A __ of this gout!: King Henry IV, Part 2 DOWN 1 With 115-Down, make a required contribution 2 Watchers 3 Shipshape 4 Sis or bro 5 Sailors array 6 Happening 7 Puffs of grass? 8 Before, before 9 Gyrenes motto 10 Kung __ chicken 11 John P. Sousa, e.g. 12 Sit tight 13 Justin Timberlakes former band 14 Fish keeper 15 Emma novelist 16 Move, as a restaurant patron 17 Political objectives 23 Latin dance 25 *Sales promotion component 28 Quaker at a ski resort? 32 Caracas hrs. 34 Portuguese king 35 Big name in cosmetics 36 A/C units 37 Military force 38 Gym count 42 Certain locks 43 Support providers 44 Rock genre that evolved from punk 45 If I Ruled the World rapper 46 Similar 49 Gin fizz flavoring 50 Like some heat: Abbr. 51 More red than pink 52 Foment, with up 54 Level 56 Russian pancake 57 Little helper 60 *Many a bank record 61 Shape 62 Evil Woman gp. 64 Cantina appetizer 65 Surreptitious signal 66 Basilica area 67 Six preceder 68 Ryan and Benjamin: Abbr. 69 Norma __ 70 Harmonic 72 Words after run or split 73 Vegas toss 76 Come on down! announcer 77 Monsters, __ 78 Doves do it 80 Not as rich, commercially 81 Stem 82 Tools for 97-Across 84 Decaf, facetiously 85 More chic 86 Wrench name 89 Center of activity 90 Mont. neighbor 91 Lines from the heart, briefly 92 Online guy with a list 93 Soviet cooperatives 94 Scopes Trial attorney 95 Futile 96 Modern oven option 99 Vouchers 100 Barbizon school artist 101 It may be comic 102 Novgorod negatives 106 Does away with 108 Dole running mate 109 Within: Pref. 112 Nautical rope 114 Hardwood tree 115 See 1-Down, and word that can precede both parts of the answers to starred clues Solution on page 7B Fear paralyzes, overwhelms, controls and makes one ineffective. Fear can grip us in the big issues of life or even the small things.I recall when I felt the Lord calling me to sing solos. Please, make it clear to me if its you or if its something of my own making, I prayed. I told the Lord that I wouldnt seek to sing; but, if an invitation came to me, I would know it was his doing and I promised I would not refuse. The moment of truth arrived unexpectedly while visiting at my Uncle Freds church. Would you sing a solo? he asked, explaining they had no special music. My heart beat wildly. Butterflies assailed my stomach. Fear paralyzed me. Im not prepared, I said, making an excuse. Asimple hymn would be fine, he said and walked away. The Holy Spirit reminded me of my promise. Thumbing through the hymnal, fear dissipated as each song reminded me of Gods love. I kept my promiseamazed how the butterflies escaped through the notes I sang. And joy flooded through me. In 1 John 4: 18, NKJV, we read, There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. We love Him because He first loved us. Ive known that verse for many years. But, I think along the way I attached the understanding that I had to somehow initiate this perfect love in order to cast out fear. But through a story read on the radio some time ago, its truth washed over me. One of the main characters repeated that verse to help herself through a time of persistent fear while she waited for a rescuer during a blizzard. Later, she shared the verse with a friend who embraced it during his own trying time. But, it was something the characters said afterward that caught my attention and put the emphasis where it belonged. Perfect love casts out fear.And since Jesus loves us perfectly, then we have nothing to fear. Aha!Perfect love depends on Jesus, not on me. He loved me first and his love is dependable and not associated with tormenting fear. Throughout Scripture, we are admonished over and over again, Fear not.Fear is not from God. And, when we rely on his perfect love we are at peace and able to love him and others in return. The comfort of being loved perfectly Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) Aries, it will be a momentous week and youre not sure what to expect. Take your camera along and document everything because it promises to be memorable. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus, stop and sit for a few minutes because there wont be much time for that in the days to come. Things will be moving at a breakneck pace. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini, there are more opportunities for success this week than you originally thought. If you devote a few hours each day, you will see your goals realized faster. Cancer(June 22-July 22) Cancer, asking for help isnt always easy, but you may have to open up and solicit friends or family for a little assistance. You will be able to repay the favor soon. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo, be cognizant of how your tone of voice can infer meaning into what you are saying. If youre trying to keep something a secret, you have to be careful. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, if youre down in the dumps its high time you change your situation. It may not be easy but you have to take the first step. Aquarius plays a big role. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Libra, just when you thought you couldnt have any more bad luck, things do a complete 180. Now is the time to appreciate all of your good fortune. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Theres little time for staying put, Scorpio. You have a lot of things to accomplish even though one big thing has been taken care of. I t could put a strain on you r finances. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) With the tax-filing deadline on the horizon, it is wise to get all your financial ducks in a row, Sagittarius. I f youve put off anything, now is the time to get it tackled. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn, unexpected problems at home continue to try your patience. There is no way to avoid the situation, so you simply have to deal with it for the time being. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Something is bound to upset the apple cart this week, Aquarius. How you deal with it will go a long way to showing others how you operate under pressure. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Take the initiative a t work, Pisces. Show your boss that you have the desire to get ahead and the brains to go with the package. Famous birthdaysApril 3 Leona Lewis, singer, 26; April 4 David Blaine, illusionist, 38; April 5 Colin Powell, forme r Secretary of State, 74; April 6 Paul Rudd, actor, 42; April 7 Jackie Chan, actor, 57; April 8 Kirsten Storm, actress, 27; April 9 Kristen Stewart, actress, 21. Theres little time for staying put, Scorpio Horoscope Pause And Consider Jan Merop DearAbby: My eldest daughter, Judy, who was previously loving, kind and considerate, has for the last year distanced herself from me. I have left messages on her answering machine because she wont answer the phone. I have sent her cards and letters, only to receive no response. We live a short distance of each other, but I havent seen her in a year. I am bewildered by this abrupt change in our mother-daughter relationship. I have pleaded for an explanation; theres never any response. Judy is a well-educated individual, with several degrees and on her way to a masters degree. I know, too, that there has been considerable stress in her life but that shouldnt cause her to cut her own mother out of her life. I have had many sleepless nights over this. I am at my wits end. I feel she possibly needs help in some way. Judy seems to be angry at the whole world me, her siblings, her grandmother, and oftimes her friends are her enemies. Help! Sleepless in Utah DearSleepless: If your daughter had distanced herself only from you, I would guess that she was punishing you nursing a grievance she wasnt ready to air. However, because she has suddenly cut herself off from everyone, declaring that they are her enemies, there is indeed cause for concern. She could be suffering from depression or paranoia. Please dont wait. Go to your daughter so you can see for yourself what is going on with her. She may need medical or psychological intervention. DearAbby: I have a question that affects just about every household in America sooner or later. What do you do to dispose of unwanted family photographs? I have albums filled with pictures of parents, siblings, aunts and uncles. I can understand saving a few but when you are at the end of the line, so to speak, and there is no one to pass them along to, whats an appropriate method for disposal? Downsizing in South Jersey DearDownsizing: Im glad you asked. Offer them to your county or state historical society. Those pictures of your relatives could provide interesting snapshots of the time in which they were taken. Your local library might also want them. DearAbby: My sister and I want a dog, but our mother wont let us have one. When we asked her why not, she said, Because dogs poop, pee, get things dirty and bark. We told her, We will train it, feed it, clean up after it. Well even pay for it. We really would, but she still says, NO! What should we do to convince our mom to let us get a dog? Son and Daughter in Albuquerque DearSon and Daughter: I cant claim this advice as my own. It was penned by Jeff and Bil Keane, the noted cartoonists. They said, The best way to get a hamster is to first ask for a pony. That logic might also apply to a puppy. 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. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two booklets: Abbys Favorite Recipes and More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby. Send a business-size, selfaddressed envelope, plus check or money order for $12 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included in price.) Daughter abrubtly abandons all interaction with family Dear Abby The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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LIVING 14B PAGE News-Sun Sunday, April 3, 2011 THE CHALLENGE:Gone are the days when the kitchen was used mostly for cooking. Today it can serve as communications hub, mail sorting station, homework center and conference room. Is it any wonder you cant find the pepper grinder?SIMPLE SOLUTIONS: 1. Go paper-free.Debbie Lillard, author of Absolutely Organized: AMoms Guide to a No-Stress Schedule and Clutter-Free Home, says much of what overloads kitchen surfaces is paper the kind that seems too important to get rid of so it just piles up in drifts. For her three elementary schoolage kids, Lillard transfers pertinent information from school announcements, birthday invitations and team schedules to a master wall calendar, then recycles the originals. She also recommends colorcoding the calendar by child.2. Establish an art box for each child.Deposit daily artwork and school papers in it, then at the end of the year, sort through the pile with your child to save, say, 25 treasures. The sorting becomes a time to reflect together on your childs accomplishments and the truly important mementos dont get lost under a landslide of old spelling tests.3. Try a rolling storage cart.Paired with one of these carts, available at most home stores, your kitchen table can do double duty as a craft center or homework station. Store supplies in the lower drawers and leave the top drawer empty to sweep unfinished work into for next time, says Cynthia Townley Ewer, author of Houseworks: How to Live Clean, Green and Organized at Home and editor of organizedhome.com When dinnertime rolls around, free up precious floor space by wheeling the cart to a less crowded spot.THE CHALLENGE:Large flat surfaces such as the kitchen table, coffee table or guest bed are clutter magnets. Im just guessing your own dining room table right now is home to junk mail, an abandoned craft project and a broken tiara awaiting a (missing) glue gun. Clutter attracts clutter, says Ewer. It multiplies like rabbits.SIMPLE SOLUTIONS: 1.Make lost-and-found boxes and charity bins.If items are left out too long in common areas, put them in a lost-and-found box, then kids will know where to look for them. If you dont mind playing hardball, you can call it a toy jail and require your kids to pay bail do an extra chore to get their stuff back. Outgrown clothes and toys can go in a box by the back door. When the box is full, take it to a local charity.2. Establish temporary catchalls.To collect the remains of the day, place baskets at high-traffic points, such as the bottom of the stairs. Make a rule that the stuff must be claimed and put away every night, or else youve just created a new dumping zone.3. Dont be afraid to improvise. In my own quest to glimpse the surface of our dumping room I mean, dining room table, I have experimented by telling my 9year-old son to pretend the table is on fire, and everything you leave there will be burned up forever!THE CHALLENGE:The glowing computer screen has replaced the fireside as the heart of the home. Kids do their homework, play games, load music and check all-important email at this high-traffic, high-demand spot. It easily can become a disaster area: a tangle of cords, disks out of cases and papers left on the chair for the next user to squash.SIMPLE SOLUTIONS: 1. Create separate spaces.Erin Rooney Doland, author of Unclutter Your Life in One Week and editor of unclutterer.com, recommends setting up the computer desktop so that each user has her own password and account. Family members can be given a box or drawer nearby to quickly stash their stuff. (Make it a rule that you have to leave the area clean for the next user.) And keep handy a box with a stapler, pens and other necessities so that kids can finish their homework without having to hunt for a paper clip.2.Make a backup box.Store your computers hardware manuals and program disks in one dedicated box in a closet, advises Doland. If theres a problem (a broken mouse, say), all the information will be right there.3. Try a disk folder. To save space and avoid playing matchmaker with computer game disks and cases, Ewer loves disk folders, available at office supply stores. Manuals and disks are simply slid into the plastic sleeves, where they are easily accessible.THE CHALLENGE:Most kids own many times their own body weight in toys, with new inventory arriving on each birthday and major (or minor) holiday. The result: kids get overwhelmed, have a hard time choosing what they want to play with, or cant find their favorites.SIMPLE SOLUTIONS: 1. Let go of unused toys.Brooks Palmer suggests parents help their kids weed out unwanted and outgrown toys. Ill hand a child one toy at a time and ask, How about this one? Do you still play with it or not? Donating the unwanted toys to charity helps kids feel good about the process. Just make sure the bag goes right out the door, or else your kids might be tempted to pull the toys out again.2. Select smart storage.Group toys by type in open bins on child-level bookshelves. Pasting a picture on each bin of what goes inside will help kids organize. Avoid scooping all playthings into one huge toy box or hard-toopen container.3. Store toys where kids typically play with them.Why are the board games always strewn around the living room, where inevitably the dice are kicked under the sofa? Because the game shelf is down in the basement, a flight away, says Erin Rooney Doland. Better to clear an area on a living room shelf to make putting away games easier.THE CHALLENGE:Though this area of the home is the first, and last, place you and your guests see, its often the most chaotic. Kids dump their backpacks, shoes and coats right inside the door, then make an Olympic dash for the refrigerator. Later, finding a homework assignment or missing sneaker requires an archaeological dig.SIMPLE SOLUTIONS: 1.Assign each child his own easy-toaccess space.Use chic lockers (available through home catalogs) or plastic milk crates lined up in the hallway to give kids a selfserve place to stash their boots and bags. A row of sturdy wall hooks at child level for coats.2. Establish a family launchpad. Ewer suggests giving everyone their own dedicated space for cant-leave-home-without-it items. Have family members deposit cell phones, keys, flash drives, permission slips, homework, lunch money and sunglasses here.THE CHALLENGE:Often large or awkwardly shaped, sports equipment tends to get tossed onto a messy Mount Everest in the garage or mudroom.SIMPLE SOLUTIONS: 1.Thin the herd.Doland advises weeding out items that arent being used. Many people have a hard time getting rid of unused sports equipment because it came with a high price tag, she says. Selling gear on eBay or to a sports resale shop, or donating it, can ease the pain.2. Sort by sport.During baseball season, Lillards son keeps a sports bag packed with his glove, bat and other essentials hanging at the ready on the garage wall. Use tall freestanding cloth laundry bins to keep equipment sorted by sport and off the floor.3. Maximize your space.To store big or unwieldy equipment, use wall hooks, baskets, hanging bags or sturdy shelving.BYJENNIFER KING LINDLEY/DISNEYFAMILYFUN MAGAZINEI used to dismiss the highly organized as just a bit ... uptight. Then, one morning, I gazed out of the kitchen window to see my two kids fidgeting in our idling van, five minutes past when they should have left for school. In the garage, my husband hunted among bags of old grass seed and toppled bikes for the tennis racket he needed for a minutes-away match. Its around here somewhere! he said. That was an Aha! moment for me. I realized that, far from being a waste of time, getting our home organized would actually save our family time and stress. Luckily, there are experts out there who specialize in taming just our kind of chaos. Heres some advice from four professional organizers on managing a homes most common disaster zones clutter hot spots from crowded kitchen counters to messy play areas. Follow these basic rules to make your home run more smoothly: Reduce the amount you need to organize in the first place. Keep only those items you truly love or use, says Brooks Palmer, author of Clutter Busting: Letting Go of What Is Holding You Back and editor of clutterbusting.com. Dont hang onto an unwanted item just because it cost a lot or Aunt Sue gave it to you. Give everything a home. Aplace for everything and everything in its place may seem an oldfashioned idea, but it really works, experts stress. Dont shoot for perfection. Cynthia Townley Ewer recommends starting small by identifying the problems that are causing the most angst (the missing car keys), then trying the easiest solution (a bowl on top of the fridge!). Get the kids involved. More important than having fancy organizing equipment is teaching your kids good routines, Debbie Lillard says. Spend a little time every day maintaining your system. Erin Rooney Doland suggests creating a half-hour MP3 mix (let kids pick their favorite highenergy selections) and make that your familys cue to start a daily evening cleanup.ILLUSTRATIONS BYBETSYEVERITT/COURTESYOF DISNEYFAMILYFUN MAGAZINE