The news-sun
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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
Physical Description: v. : ill. ;
Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 04-01-2012
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sebring (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lake Placid (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Avon Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Highlands County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Lake Placid
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Avon Park
Coordinates: 27.495556 x -81.444444 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each day's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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C M Y K News-Sun photo by SCOTT D RESSEL Aaron Hart went the w hole way Friday night, By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING For almost every amputee, getting a new prosthesis is a somewhat normal occurrence. But not for Walter Saunders. Saunders has been a part of the homeless population in Highlands County for the past several years. He spends most of his days near the South Sebring Publix Plaza. NEWS-SUN H ighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, April 1, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 43 | 75 cents www.newssun .com H ighLow 87 62C omplete Forecast PAGE 8A Partly sunny and warm F orecast Question: Should the tourism tax be repealed? Next question: Should the state have to provide funding to pay for increased education standards? w ww.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries H arry Perry Age 88, of Sebring Mary Ann Rich Age 90, of Beaumont, Texas Obituaries, Page 6A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 45.8% No 54.2% 099099401007 Total votes: 59 Arts & Entertainment3B Books7B Business1C Chalk Talk2C Classifieds4C Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle2B Dear Abby2B Editorial & Opinion3A Horoscope2B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times2B Pause & Consider2B Sports On TV2D Travel6B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 4 4 0 0 By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Floridas legislature passed three news tatutes (1008.22; 1003.428; and 1003.429) in 2010 d esigned to add rigor to the states public school system. Those statutes are coming i nto effect. While no one argues i ncreased and tougher requirements are needed, funding is a concern, because t he new rigor will be expensive and the state is not prov iding any new funding to offset those costs. Dr. Ruth Heckman, direct or of secondary education, said, It could be a financial b urden on our district, which is already financially strained, because we have to provide remediation. For example, she said twoor three-week remedialc ourses for those who have failed a test, or need h elp in preparing will Raising academic requirements will be costly U nfunded mandate could be financial burden B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING The board of county commissioners will consider a temporary use permit on Tuesdayf or Swamp Hammock which would allow property owners to have an eXtreme Fitness Challenge later this month. e dont see a problem with this right now, said Jeff Kennedy, coorganizer and land manager for thep roperty at 1200 Marguerite Rd. Plans to hold mud bogging and o ther large events on the property ran afoul of county staff and code when it was discovered that the county had no regulation for commercial events on agricultural prop-e rty. e are trying to comply with what the county is asking for, and some folks who want to participate are taking a wait-and-see attitude.W e are having this event even if we have to go against county code Kennedy said Friday. I dont believe we have a lot of contention with what the county is proposing at this time. I am working now with staff to try and get everything lined up to go after the meeting on Tuesday. We will just have to wait and see what the commissioners decide. eve already met with the health department and the county engineer. We met just this morning with Mark Hill and Linda Conrad in planning and zoning to go over the Fitness event may get special permit Justice is all we want This is not a black and white thing. It could have been a white child who was shot and it still would have b een wrong.DAVIDALLENSR. By ED BALDRIDGE e d.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Close to 200 people gathered in Donaldson Park on a balmy Friday night to show their support the family of Trayvon Martin and to ask for justice. Martin, a 17-year-old high school student, was found dead after being shot by self-proclaimed neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman on Feb. 26 in Sanford. Although under investigation, Zimmerman has yet to be charged in the shooting. In Avon Park, hugs abounded with nervous laughter and sympathetic pats on the back in greeting as the crowd gathered around 6 p.m. and waited for a missing cable needed for the sound system. Some passed out packages of Skittles others wore hoodies to show their solidarity for those seeking to show support for the Martin family. Martin was carrying Skittles and a bottle of tea and wearing a hoodie when he was shot. Rally for Trayvon draws 200 in Avon Park News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Close to 200 gather to pray and to show support for the Trayvon Martin family on Friday in Avon Park. News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Wearing a hoodie to show support, a small boy stands with his family at the rally for Trayvon Martin on Friday in Donaldson Park. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK Maria Sutherland, director of administrative services, announced at the last regular city council meeting that Coach Clay Gooch has resigned from both the city and the countys Recreation and Parks Advisory Committees. This creates an opportunity for Avon Park citizens to step up and volunteer their services. The only qualification, Sutherland said, is an enthusiasm for recreation. County RPAC members recommend funding for large projects, she said. It is an excellent opportunity to make a difference. Avon Park looking for RPAC representative News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Walter Saunders (left Prosthetist, Chuck Rathmanner, at Hanger Prosthetics Friday afternoon. Rathmanner fitted and donated a new prosthetic to Saunders after discovering he hadnt had a new one in several years. Getting a leg to stand on See NEW, page 4A S ee NEW, page 7A See RALLY, page 5A See SWAMP, page 7A See RPAC, page 6A Theyre rich, but ...M ega Millions winners d ont come close to some PAGE7 ADistrict winS treaks rally to top W inter Haven SPORTS, 1D LIVING, 1B


C M Y K Page 2ANews-SunSunday, April 1, 2012www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 9 9 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; below lottery; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 7 7 9 9 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; nursing above lottery; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 4 4 2 2 March 28 131824333750x:2Next jackpot $7 millionMarch 24 11225333542x:3 March 21 234101826x: March 30 314172123 March 29 56192830 March 28 1019273134 March 27 512132231 March 30 (n 8529 March 30 (d 6159 March 29 (n 6863 March 29 (d 1070 March 30(n 155 March 30 (d 377 March 29(n 790 March 29 (d 290 March 30 469379 March 27 122930405 March 23 21117316 March 20 1227373822 March 28 1116295058 PB: 33Next jackpot $60 millionMarch 24 115353747 PB: 8 March 21 3243535556 PB: 6 Note:Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day:(d daytime drawing,(n nighttime drawing. PB:Power Ball Lottery Center Caladium sale helps young leukemia patientLAKE PLACID The purchase of a box of cala diums will help Sydnee Crow,an eighth-grader at Lake Placid Middle S chool who is battling leukemia. A box of red,white, pink or mixed variety cala dium bulbs,approximately 200 in a box,can be purchased for $50. All proceeds from the sale of t hese boxes will go to Sydnees family to assist w ith travel and medical expenses. B ulbs can be picked up from 4-6 p.m. Thursday a nd Friday at Heartland Caladiums,271 Holmes Ave. Delivery is available b y calling 441-0974.RPAC subcommittee meets ThursdayS EBRING There will b e an RPAC (Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee) sub committee meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Sports C omplex,Concession B uilding at 216 Sheriffs Tower Road. Chamber, HRMC provide customer service seminarL AKE PLACID Do you wish that your staff possessed better customer service skills? Do you want to get free trainingf or to attract and retain more customers? Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce and Highlands RegionalM edical Center are teaming up to put on a Customer Service Seminar from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday,April 12 at thec hamber office,18 N. Oak Ave. Steve Nyhan, HRMC marketing director,is the instructor. This workshop is limited to the first 20 chamber members who apply. E mail reservations to chamber@lpfla.com no later than Wednesday.Sebring OES serves Easter BrunchSEBRING Sebring Order of the Eastern Star will host an Easter Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Masonic Lodge,1809 Home Ave. The cost is $7 each. Menu consists of egg casserole,parsley buttered potatoes,sausage cheese rolls,muffins, yogurt dessert,orange juice and coffee. Tickets are available at the door.Scribblers and Scribes meet WednesdaySEBRING The Florida Writers Association group, Sebring Scribblers and Scribes,will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Beef OBradys. Come earlier for dinner. Local author Millie Richmond will give ideas for self-editing manuscripts. The public is invited and membership in FWA or Scribblers is not required. For information,call Barbara Beswick at 402-9181. Harder Hall was named f or its developers,Lewis F. Harder and Vincent Hall, both of West Palm Beach. Prior to the Wall Street crash of 1929,Florida experienceda boom in real estate and tourism. It was during this period that many Spanishs tyle hotels,such as Harder Hall,were built. Construction of the hotel b egan in 1925,and the firm responsible for the construct ion of the building,Schultze and Weaver,were also responsible for the BiltmoreH otel in Coral Gables. In January 1928,the classic S panish-style hotel and golf resort opened on the shore of Little Lake Jackson. Harder Hall was built in Sebring because the city wasa stop on the Atlantic Coast Line railroad. In 1953, V ictor and David Jacobson and partners Larry Tennenbaum and Sam Levyb ought it. In 1954,Victor commissioned golf course a rchitect Dick Wilson to transform the golf course into a championship layout. A mong the major tournaments held at Harder Hall Hotel was the Haig & Haig Scotch Foursome,a PGA Tour/LPGA Tour event.O ther famous guests of the hotel were Paul Newman, Steve McQueen,Ali McGraw and Mario Andretti. With head pro Ben Roman, V ictor started the first golf school in the world. Victor operated this hotel until1 982,when he sold it to a group of investors who went b ankrupt,unable to convert their plan into the structure for timeshares. The building has been unoccupied ever since. S everal times,different groups tried their luck on the r enovation project but did not succeed. The building escaped demolition severalt imes before being put on the National Register of H istoric Places. In 2004,the building was acquired by another investor from F lorida,who in 2005 and 2006 gave an ambitious attempt of restoration. This one witnessed more work than all the other attemptsc ombined,but ran out of funds in 2006. Harder Hall was purchased by the City of Sebring in 2007. Currently, the half-finished project is a waiting new owners to finally finish the restoration. The 12.63-acre Historic H arder Hall,is currently zoned MUQD (Mixed Use Q uality Development). However,the city would consider proposals to modify the density and heights limitations. This is a beautifulp iece of property strategically located between two l akes. The city will consider all offers and there are historic preservation tax incen-t ives available. For more information about how you c an own this beautiful historic property,call the city hall at 863-471-5100. A reminder to stop by the Sebring Historical Society or the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce and get your coffee table book The One-H undred Years of Sebring and your hat,T-shirt,lapel pin,grocery tote bag,cup or bumper sticker,all sporting the official Centennial logo. M ayor George Hensley urges all citizens,groups, clubs,societies and business-e s to join in the celebration. The Centennial Planning C ommittee meets the first Thursday of each month at 4 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend,at the Jack Stroup (SebringC ivic Center. Like us on Facebook at w ww.facebook.com/Celebrat eSebringCentennial,Go to the website,w ww.Sebring100.com,call 655-5554 or email e vents@sebring100.com to get involved. Thanks to the News-Sun f or the opportunity to keep everyone informed on Sebrings Centennial Celebration. Reference this article e very Sunday and you wont miss a thing! Jen Brown is a member of the Sebring Centennial Committee. A look at historic Harder Hall N ews-Sun file Contruction of Harder Hall began in 1925. Centennial Notebook CO MMUNITYBRIEFS By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c hristopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING This school year marks a major milestone for the school districts International Baccalaureate program the first class of 15 seniors will be graduating and going on to college. And the program is growing: 44 eighth grade students have already been accepted as IB freshmen for the school year 2012-2013. By the time they graduate, students have successfully completed two years of college-level courses and four or five years of Spanish classes, meaning they are proficient in a second language. A banquet fundraiser for the program is being held Thursday,April 12,at the Chateau Elan. Most of the funds go to pay the IB annual registration fees, student testing,and teacher training,Dr. Heckman,director of secondary education, said. She added that music is being added to the program in the next school year and funding,which comes from contributions,will be needed to get that in place. Diane Juve,a parent who has been instrumental in bringing advanced placement classes and the IB program to Highlands County,said the community had already raised the initial start-up costs, including $160,000 so IB teachers were able to go to the mandated out-of-state training sessions without the burden of paying for travel and lodging expenses. The fundraiser is as much about meeting students and leaning about IB as it is money. Juve said students will give p resentations on aspects of the program and present a video written and filmed by students. Middle schoolers who come will have the opportunity to join a discussion with IB students so they can learn about the program from those most involved in it. There will be a keynote speaker,Ilona Vega,who is the director of International Business Development for Enterprise Florida. She will speak to the issues of quality education,and the economic benefits of IB. For instance,the state is looking to attract foreign investment. Because IB credits can be transferred internationally,having a program is a major attraction. Juve and Heckman are proud Highlands County rural,smaller,and less affluent than many counties has been so dedicated and provided so much support. The city of Miami Beach,for example, invested $500,000 to create IB programs for its schools. Here everything has been done with private donations. Juve said the results of the AP and IB programs already show.This year for the first time,three Highlands students will be going to the state level science fair. They were prepped,Juve said. They were ready to go, because they had the skills,the drive and the ability to deal with frustration. Tickets for the banquet are $100 apiece. An RSVP is needed by April 5 for planning purposes. Call Juve at 449-2834, or school board member Andy Tuck at 443-4812 to buy tickets or for more information. Banquet to benefit IB program S pecial to the News-SunA VON PARK The American Cancer Society Relay for Life teams in Avon Park have been working hard this pasty ear to make this years event more successful than in recent years and theya re well on their way with more money raised thus far than in recent history.S everal fundraisers have been scheduled to continu e helping those teams meet their goals. A car wash is schedu led for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Eye Express in S ebring,at the corner of U.S. 27 and Sebring Parkway.This event will benefit the CenturyLink team. Team Sevigny &Johnsonwill havea p arking lot chicken barbecue dinner at Sevigny & Johnson EyeCare Center,2 10 US 27 North on Saturday,April 7. Tickets a re $7 (advanced purchase is recommended),and includes barbecued chicke n leg quarter,beans,cole slaw and a roll. Call 4533850 for more information. The SunTrust team w ill have a yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, April 14 at Bobby Lee Relay for Life benefit events on tap See RELAY,page 7A


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 1, 2012Page 3AANOTHERVIEWPOINT 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor E xt. 515editor@newssun.com S COTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comD AN HOEHNES ports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com C IRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com B USINESS OFFICEJ ANET EMERSONE xt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION The first is that drilling,baby,drilling off Louisiana led to the catastrophic BP oil well blowout that spewed millions ofg allons of crude into the Gulf of Mexico,soiled beaches and strangled tourism for most of 2010. Drilling is a dirty business. The second reason is that drilling in the Gulf yields little to no economicb enefit for Northwest Florida. Onshore production facilities are in o ther states. Oil companies prefer to hire experienced workers,most of whom live elsewhere. B ut that doesnt matter,politicians say. Drilling lowers gasoline prices,and t hats good for everybody. Cue the third reason for skepticism. An analysis by The Associated Press of 36 yearsworth of gas prices and U.S.o il production shows that drilling has no statistical correlationwith prices at the pump. This is important. The AP study determined that when drilling is scaled back, prices sometimes drop. A nd,it said,sometimes prices increase as American drilling ramps up. T hats what has happened in the past three years. Since February 2009,U.S. oil production has increased 15 percentw hen seasonally adjusted. Prices in those three years went from $ 2.07 per gallon to $3.58. It was a case o f drilling more and paying much more. AP noted that U.S. oil production is back to the same level it was in March 2003,when gas cost $2.10 per gallonw hen adjusted for inflation. But thats not what prices are now.Thats because oil is a global commodity and U.S. production has only a tiny influence on supply. T rue. Gas prices hinge more on Middle East instability and worldwide supply and demand. More oil production in the United States,AP concluded,does not mean consistently lower prices at the pump. S o when someone tells you we should risk our beaches because expanded d rilling in the Gulf of Mexico will lower the price of gas,dont fall for it. It just isnt so. An editorial from the Northwest Florida D aily News in Fort Walton Beach. Drill, baby, drill isnt the answer Wh en people who are concerned about F loridas Emerald Coasts economic future a re told that Drill,baby,drill!is the answer t o our problems,they have good reason to be skeptical. A ctually,three good reasons. First of all,let me apolog ize for there not being a column last week. My father-in-law passed away after a long illness,and there was just no way Ic ould come up with anything. Thanks to News-Sun p ublisher Romona Washington for her understanding and concern int his. One other thing I didnt p ay much attention to during that week was the news. So I missed the init ial brouhaha surrounding the tragic killing of Trayvon Martin. Because the story is still very much in the news,it hasnt beent oo hard to catch up on things. Unfortunately figuring out the facts in the case hasnt been so easy. So fart he only thing everyone seems able to agree on is t hat George Zimmerman,a Sanford NeighborhoodW atch volunteer,shot and killed Martin. Zimmerman is white Hispanic; Martin was black. Any other factsappear t o depend on whether you think Zimmerman is a racist who brutally murdered Martin in cold blood or that Martin was a thugw annabe who attacked Zimmerman and deserved what he got. If you think neither,both sides apparently hate you. The rhetoric has gone screaming into hysteria. The New Black Panthers have put out a bounty on Zimmerman,who is in hiding as I write this. Film director Spike Lee tweeted what he thought was George Zimmermans address,causing the people who really did live there to have to flee. Accusations and counter-accusations fly through the air like missiles,not caring who they hit or hurt. It seems to me that every day some other snippet of information comes out. Tonight on one news show I saw footage of Zimmerman being led into the police station somehow I thought the cops hadnt even done that. So far he hasnt been charged with anything,which screams racist cover-up to some. Again,keep in mind I came to this relatively late in the game. Ive spent some time reading Facebook comments and n ews stories. Ive watched the news on television, h oping for some clarity instead of the murkiness that seems to persist in thisc ase. And I want to say to e veryone,especially those on both sides who are ramping up the emotions in w hat has for better or worse become a national case,can we please get a grip here? Rhetoric on either side i snt going to tell us whats happened that night. Its not going to undo what was at the very least a tragic killing of someones child.W hat we need are facts the sooner,the better. U nfortunately the facts arent coming very quicklyo r easily. They seem to trickle into the news stream,day by day. For all I know by the time the column comes out there willb e more information that will make some of what ve written invalid. Whatever we ultimately learn about that Februaryn ight,nothing will change the fact that someones son is dead. I feel deep sympathy for Martins family. I cant imagine the pain of losing your child,and hope I never experience it. For their sake we need to find out the truth of the matter. That means we need to let those responsible for discovering that truth do their jobs. We need to be seeking out facts,not slogans or stereotypes. Not something that fits in our particular political agenda. Those who are using this incident for their own purposes should be ashamed of themselves and go home. Lets get the facts of the case and go from there. Both of those involved George Zimmerman and Trayvon Martin deserve nothing less. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by email at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the NewsSun. Time to get the facts Lauras Look Laura Ware When asked to report on theo nslaught of political ads on television words like flood, deluge, and torrent,will suddenly pepper copy.A report from the Borrell Associates estimates $9.8 billion will be spent on political advertising this season. Nearly 60 percent of that will be on television. Phrases like secret moneand shadow fundersalso pop up. Conservatives,traditionally, call for transparency when it comes to money in politics. Liberals will call for limits. Right now we have neither. And nowhere is that more apparent than on your TV. Ask anyone in even a slightly purple state or in an even slightly contested district:Political ads are a plague come election time. And what exactly are we getting for our (estimated per potential voter? Not much. Ads are not transparent, not fact checked and in many cases not accountable. Voters get to feel like Alex DeLarge in A Clockwork Orange during his aversion therapy (eye drops,anyone?) without knowing whos footing the bill. A way to combat this Stanley Kubrick-esque torment is just ban all political advertisements on television. Thats an assault on free speech. First off television is not an unregulated utopia of free speech thats the Internet (for now,anyway). Television,like it or not, doesnt allow everything to be broadcast. There are standards on television. Our mores may have changed over time but generally were still okay with decency standards for television. Speaking is speech. Broadcast is regulated. And its worth noting,99 percent of Americans have televisions in their homes. Its still the broadest,most viewed medium we have. Which is why candidates and advocates for candidates invest billions into blanketing it. We dont allow tobacco companies,for example,to advertise on television. Why? Because their products are poisonous and harmful to our citizenry.The same could be said for Swift Boating, Demon Sheeping and whatever Herman Cain is doing. These ads are supposed to sway public opinion. But these arent actually opinions being targeted theyre emotions. Most Americans have less of an opinion when it comes to politics and more of a visceral reaction to issues. Which explains why your political debateover Thanksgiving dinner ended up with you being pummeled with green bean casserole. And theres no better example of where to start hysteria than in 30-second fear and loathing campaign spots. Does this elevate political discourse? Civic engagement? Sound policy? Hardly. These ads are doing what tobacco does:producing a carcinogenic cloud. But youre trying to limit a candidates ability to get their message out!Look,if you cant get your message out after 23 Republican primary debates you dont have a message. Candidates should be out on the stump, on television,at town halls and at debates. Absolutely. Its the anonymous sugar daddies bank rolling ads the candidates can easily divorce themselves from that I suggest discontinuing. Its like having all the benefits of a loyal Rottweiler and none of the legal liability once it mauls your adversary. So just ban these spots. Let the hallowed ground of 20 minutes per hour of programming be for more wholesome things like erectile dysfunction treatments or reverse home mortgages. End candidate television advertising. If this happens whats to stop a ban on ALL political shows?Ridiculous. We havent had cigarette commercials for half a century and we still have smoking on TV. Banning a type of advertising that erodes our elections into secret televised slush funds wont stop political programming. What it will do is something about this flood,this deluge,this torrent of commercials the most in the history of interruptions thats drowning our discourse. Tina Dupuy is an award-winning writer and the managing editor of Crooks and Liars. Tina can be reached at tinadupuy@yahoo.com/. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Let political ads go the way of cigarette commercials Guest Column Tina Dupuy EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number.Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words.Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S.27 South, Sebring, FL 33870;drop it off at the same address;fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com Letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months.


C M Y K He has also been an amputee for 26 years, a nd hasnt been able to get a new prosthetic leg for a very long time. Saunders had once had routine appointments for his prosthetic but after several years of little to no income Saunders was unable toc ontinue. That is where the Sebring office of Hanger Prosthetics and Orthotics stepped in to help, giving Saunders a new leg. ve had this (prosthesis y ears,Saunders revealed during his fitting Friday afternoon. According to Chuck Rathmanner,licensed prosthetist/orthotist at Hanger,that is well past the average length of time anyone should keep or wear a prosthetic. Adults normally get a new prosthetic every two to four y ears,said Rathmanner. Rathmanner was s urprised at how long Saunders managed to g et around on his old prosthetic. When he came in here his old one was so beat up. There is al ock down in here that has a hole and it k eeps it together. Well,his lock was broken. He had been wrapping it up here with an Ace bandage to keep it in place,saidR athmanner. Saunders has been using his homemade m ethod of wearing his prosthetic for the last year but was fitted with his new prosthetic just two weeks ago. He was called back inF riday to make sure that everything was working properly. It feels good,Saunders said to R athmanner. I dreaded putting the old one on every morning. This one is really good. F or Saunders,the idea of getting a new prosthetic over the past several years was simply out of the question. He had no money,and more importantly,no insurance so he simply fell through thec racksas Rathmanner described it. Saunders was initially a patient of Hanger in 2008. When Hanger employee Abigail Laisser recognized Saundersphoto in an article on the homeless that appeared on the front page of the News-Sun earlier this year,she p ulled his file to check his last visit. s been a team effort,said Rathmanner. We all wanted to help. Sometimes you have to literally pick people up and stand them back on their feet and thats what we are trying to do. With the help of Rathmanner,Laisser and t he rest of the team at Hanger,Saunders is able to walk much easier and has one less struggle to face everyday. s the best thing anyone has ever done for me,Saunders said. Page 4ANews-SunSunday, April 1, 2012www.newssun.com Musslemans; 11.25"; 10.5"; Process color; -; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 5 5 0 0 8 8 chiropractic wellness center 3 x10.5 color 00018509 News-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR Walter Saunders puts on his new prosthetic Friday afternoon at Hanger Prosthetics. Saunders hasnt had a new prosthetic in over six years due to lack of insurance and h is homeless situation. C ontinued from page 1A New prosthetic leg a welcome gift for homeless man Its the best t hing anyone has ever done for meWALTER S AUNDERS about the donation of a prosthetic leg


C M Y K Signs scattered throughout the crowd displayed slogans like Protect ourC hildren,Justice,Justice,Justice, and Trayvon,RIP. Members of the crowd expressed their concern over the current investigation,now in the hands of a special prosecuting attorney. Justice,said Lois Jones before the rally started. Justice is all we want. Our young men are becoming an endangered species,both black and white,in these times. Life is precious.P lease,please share what you have with our young men and women. Share w hat youve heard today,Jones said when she was asked to speak after the rally got going. Justice,so he can rest in peace. So his family can have peace of mind,s aid a young Syden Rooks. I am here for justice,said 7-yearo ld Keshawn Neely in a quiet voice. I believe that in this situation,people have to stand for their rights. Weh ave to have justice. I feel this could have been anyones child. This is not r ight,said Imani Powell. I am here for justice in support of the family. Its a sad thing,said LavaraM oate. Organizer Gerald Snell opened the rally by encouraging the crowd to sing We Shall Overcome. Snell made it clear that no one was s eeking vengeance,but all were seeking justice. e are here tonight to support the family of Trayvon Martin and to show the Martin family that we care. We aren ot out to get anyone or make this a black thing. We are here tonight to say we wish nothing more than justice and that we are watching,Snell said. America stands for justice,and we are all Americans,said William D ickey as he led the opening prayer. This is not a racial issue,its a r ights issue,Dickey said before someone in the crowd began singing Wve Come This Far by Faith. We understand the history and we understand the tragedy as a people, said Elder David Allen Sr.,who spoke b riefly. e are here tonight be cause God i ntervened. We are not living in an environment where there are no consequences for actions. Be watchful,be prayerful. Hold up the family of Trayvon Martin in prayer. Hold up thej ustice system in prayer. Hold up the United States in prayer. Hold up Highlands County in prayer. This is nota black and white thing. It could have been a white child who was shot and it still would have been wrong. I implore y ou to have patience and forgiveness. Seek prayer and justice,Allen said. O thers from the crowd spoke, including the President of the Highlands County NAACP and formerC ity Councilman Al Joe Hinson. s an honor to be here. I am Trayvon. You are Trayvon. Justice is all t hats asked,Hinson said. Join us tomorrow as we leave for ground zero t o join bus loads from all over Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. Come with us to support the Martin family. It was a great encouragement to see this many gathered,Snell said aftert he rally. s not about black,its about doing what is right. We are not here seeking vengeance,we are here to watch and hope that the justice system does the right thing,Snell said. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 1, 2012Page 5A N ATIONAL NEWSPAPER PLACEMENT; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, ad #2 bus V1; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 2 2 6 6 SFCC; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 5 easy steps; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 8 8 2 2 News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Attendees of the Rally for Trayvon Martin bow their heads during the opening prayer on Friday. Continued from page 1A Rally a peaceful call for justice By MATT SEDENSKY A ssociated PressWEST PALM BEACH When he was shot,TrayvonM artin was not the babyfaced boy in the photo that has been on front pages across the country.And George Zimmerman wasntt he beefy-looking figure in the widely published mugshot. Both photos are a few years old and no longer entirely accurate. Yet theym ay have helped shape initial public perceptions of t he deadly shooting. When you have such a lopsided visual comparison,i t just stands to reason that people would rush to judgm ent,said Kenny Irby, who teaches visual journalism at the Poynter Institute, a journalism think tank in St. Petersburg,Fla. T he most widely seen picture of Martin,released b y his family,was evidently taken a few years ago and shows a smiling,round-c heeked youngster in a red T-shirt. But at his death, M artin was 17 years old, around 6 feet tall and, according to his familysa ttorney,about 140 pounds. Zimmerman,28,is best known from a 7-year-old b ooking photo of an apparently heavyset figure with a n imposing stare,pierced ear and facial hair,the orange collar of his jail uniform visible. The picture, released by police follow-i ng the deadly shooting, was taken after Zimmermans 2005 arrest on an assault-on-an-officer charge that was eventually dropped. In a police video made public this week of Zimmerman being brought in for questioning a half-h our after the shooting,the 5-foot-9 man appears much slimmer. In a case that has caused a nationwide furor over racea nd the laws of selfdefense,Martin was shot to death by Zimmerman in the city of Sanford on Feb. 26 as the unarmed black teenager was walking backf rom a convenience store. Zimmerman,a neighborh ood watch volunteer whose father is white and whose mother is Hispanic,h as claimed self-defense, saying he opened fire after M artin punched him in the face,knocked him to the ground and began slamming his head on the sidewalk. Black leaders and others a re demanding Zimmermans arrest on m urder or manslaughter charges,but state and federal authorities are still inves-t igating. Betsi Grabe,a professor a t Indiana UniversityBloomington who has studied the effect of newsi mages on public opinion, said photos that gain the most traction play into the d esires of both journalists and the public for a story w ith a distinct victim and aggressor. At the center of most stories we tell in our society,cross-culturally anda cross the centuries,is the struggle between good and evil,she said. If the ingredients are there,that is what journalists will grab onto and present. Old photos may be deceptive in shooting case


C M Y K Page 6ANews-SunSunday, April 1, 2012www.newssun.com Stephenson Nelson ****; 7.444"; 5"; Black; vets ad; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 8 8 5 5 DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 8 8 9 9 MARYANN RICH Mary Ann Rich passed away on March 28, 2012 in Beaumont, Texas at the ageo f 90. She was born on Dec. 18, 1921 in Scalp Level, Pa. A former resident of Avon Park, Fla. and Windber, Pa,s he moved to Beaumont in 1999 where she was a resident of the Atria Collier Park Senior Living Community. Mary Ann graduated forJ ohn Hay High School in Cleveland, Ohio in 1939. She spent most of her life in Windber, Pa. before retiring in Avon Park, Fla. She camet o Beaumont after the death of her husband. She is a member of St. JudeT haddeus Catholic Church. Mary enjoyed her family, reading,p laying bridge, and g olf. Survivors include herf ive loving children, A lexander Rich Jr. and his wife, the former Victoria Aminio of Tampa, Fla., Peter Rich and his wife, the former GailP etrilla of Olathe, Kansas, Darlene Horn and her husb and, David of North Canton, Ohio, David Rich and his wife, the formerS usan Holden of Fort Worth, and Jim Rich and his wife, t he former Kathy Blackford of Beaumont; 17 grandchildren, Christopher Rich of L eola, Pa., Gregory Rich of Maple Grove, Minn., Geoffrey Rich of Lebanon, Pa., Jaison Rich of Olathe, Kansas, Danielle Adams ofO verland Park, Kansas, Jennifer Lange of Nederland, Texas, Alison Fischer of Coppell, Texas, Kelley Horn of Cleveland, Ohio, Kim Horn of Cleveland, Ohio, Nathaniel Rich of Santa Barbara, Calif., Joshua Rich of Chula Vista, Calif., SarahR ich of Dallas, and Nicholas Rich, Andrew Rich, Rebecca Rich, Matthew Rich, and Patrick Rich, all of Fort Worth; 17 great-grandchil-d ren; six sisters, Dorothy Chapman of Little River, S.C., Lillian Verna of Lauderdale by the Sea, Fla., June Campane ofC hesterland, Ohio, Ethel Kanas of Chardon, Ohio, Cecelia Heckler of Windber, Pa., and Shirley Schmidt of Las Vegas, Nev.; and broth-e r, Tom Kanas of Houston. She is preceded in death by her parents, George andS usan (Hadzima brothers, Albert and George Kanas; and her spouse,A lexander Rich, who died on Jan. 1, 1996. A gathering of her family and friends will be from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2012a t Broussards, 1605 N. Major Drive, Beaumont. Her M emorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 2, 2012, at St. Jude Thaddeus Catholic Church, 6825 Gladys Ave.,B eaumont. Cremation arrangements are being hand led under the direction of Broussards Crematorium. Memorial contributions m ay be made to Julie Rogers Gift of Life Program, PMB 4 6, 148 Dowlen Road, Beaumont, Texas 77707. Complete and updated i nformation may be found at www.broussards1889.com. D eath noticeHarry R. Perry 88, p assed away in sebring on March 30, 2012. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements. R ich OB ITUARIES Courtesy photo The seventh annual Hairpin Spin raised $14,567 this year and had a record number of drivers and team owners make an appearance. After expenses, each charity received a check for $2,500. Over the past seven years, Hairpin Spin, its sponsors, volunteers and attendees have raised close to $100K for four charities in Highlands County. Lisa Celentano (from left), Hairpin Spin organizer and Hospitality and Project manager for Sebring International Raceway, presents checks for $2,500 each to Debbie Kendrick representing the Highlands Art League, Judy Spiegel representing the Highlands County Humane Society, Kevin Roberts representing Champion for Children and Jan Shoop representing the Sebring Hall of Fame. Hairpin Spin donations handed out S pecial to the News-SunL AKE PLACID On March 24, students from the LPHS Aerospace classes helped host an open house at Sebring Regional Airport.T he students had a display of their Experimental Aircraft Association aircraft project and information on the EAA Young Eagles program. EAAHeartland Chapter 1240 has a focus on Youth Aviation Education and host the EAAYoung Eagles program where youth ages 8 to 17 can take a free ride in an aircraft with an EAApilot. This weekend added another dynamic to the Young Eagles program. Amain attraction at the open house was the formation flight training of Word War II vintage aircraft. These arbirds are privately owned and the pilots need to take training leading to an endorsement to be able to fly in formation as air shows. There were 30 T-6s and T28s flying all weekend in flights of two to four aircraft. The radial engines were loud and could be heard all around the county which drew a large crowd at the airport. Four of the LPHS students Rhoni Gavagni, Matt Barrett, Zach Flynn and Niel Matheis were fortunate to be able to fly in a T-6 trainer. T his was not just a joy ride, but the students attended the pilot briefing before and after the flight. They learned firsthand the precision and pro-f essionalism required to fly in a tight formation. The T-6 (Texan) was one of the key aircraft that World War II pilots transitioned to after their basic flight training. The T-6 is fully aerobatic and was the first aircraft that that pilots used to practice aerial combat maneuvers. The LPHS students have studied aircraft development and the history of World War II aircraft, but Saturdays experience added another dynamic, sitting in the seat ofa T-6 and pulling over two Gs as the planes flew through various formations. It was truly hands-on learning experience. The students would like to thank the EAA arbirds group for their generous support of helping our Aerospace students see history come alive. For more information on the Lake Placid High School Aerospace classes and the EAA1240 Young Eagles program, contact John Rousch, aerospace instructor at LPHS, at rouschj@highlands/k12.fl.us or (863 0522. LPHS aerospace students take to the air in Warbirds Associated PressFRESNO, Calif. Acitrus disease t hat has killed millions of citrus trees and cost growers billions of dollars across Florida and Brazil has been detected in California, despite the industrys best efforts to keep it at bay. A fter a week of testing the U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed at noon Friday that citrus greening was detected in a lemon-grapefruit hybrid tree in a residential neighborhood ofL os Angeles County. Sales and shipments of citrus trees within a 5-mile radius of the tree were due to be suspended Saturday. The disease stands to threaten not o nly Californias nearly $2 billion citrus industry, but treasured backyard trees scattered throughout the state. Huanlongbing is called the worlds worst disease of citrus, said Dr. Robert Leavitt of the California Department of Food and Agriculture. It had been present until now in all oft he worlds major citrus producing areas except California. The bacterial disease, also known as huanglongbing, is carried by the Asian citrus psyllid and attacks a trees vas-c ular system, producing bitter fruit and eventually killing the tree. Sap-sucking pysllids that feed on an infected tree become carriers of the disease. It is not a threat to humans. Its disappointing, said Joel Nelson of California Citrus Mutual. Now well see if this great programt hat we believe we have in place is going to work. State officials were working on a larger quarantine that would extend into northern Orange County. The clos-e st commercial grove is 14 miles away from the infected tree. Detection of the disease has been state citrus growersfear since the bug first crossed into San Diego Countyf rom Mexico in 2008, potentially threatening Californias fresh citrus market. Despite 25 years of worldwide research, there still are no biological or genetic controls for the disease thatk eeps fruit from ripening. Agency: Greening detected in Calif. Vicki Pontius, director of parks and recreation for the county, explained that thec ountys RPAC responsibility is to make recommendations on recreational issues with the goal of creating a balance of recreation programs and facilities countywide. It reports to the county commission. The Avon Park RPAC does the same kind of work, but within city limits and for the city council, not the county commission. RPAC is made up of two voting members from each municipality, a representative from The School Board of Highlands County, a representative form South Florida Community College a nd four at large members who represent the county commission. In order to serve at the county level representingt he city, an individual has to be on the APboard. The county RPAC meets once a month, typically at 2 p.m. on the third Thursday. The meeting takes place in the board room of the Sports Complex Concession Building at Sheriffs Tower Road in Sebring. Volunteers serve a fouryear term. ed love to have a cross section of people in all types of recreation, Pontius said. She added that baseball is well represented, so she hoped people interested in golf, football, soccer or other sports would apply. A n application form to serve on the city RPAC is available on the citys website at http://avonpark.cc/ or can be obtained through thec ity clerk. Call 452-4403. Other advisory boards also have openings. The airport advisory committee needs one regular and two alternate members; the Main Street Community Redevelopment Agency advisory board needs two regular members and two alternates; the Southside CRAadvisory board needs two alternatives; and the Police Pension Board has one position open. For information about the Police Pension Board call Carol Knapp at 453-5258. C ontinued from page 1A RPAC representative for AP sought A ssociated PressTALLAHASSEE G ov. Rick Scott is getting a bit more good news on Floridas unemploymentf ront, a development that may also be boosting P resident Barack Obamas chances for carrying the critical swing state inN ovember. The Department of Economic Opportunity s aid Friday that unemployment in Florida d ipped to 9.4 percent in February its lowest number in three years. The report also noted that 10,100 new jobs werec reated. The state figure was 9.6 percent in January. Florida has added roughly 64,300 jobs during Scotts first 14 months in office. Floridas first-t erm Republican governor campaigned on creating 7 00,000 new jobs in seven years and has made the issue his top priority since taking office. At the present rate, F lorida would create roughly 221,000 new jobs in Scotts first term. Our state is definitely headed in the right direc-t ion, Scott said Friday. Scotts bullish optimism on bringing in thousands of new jobs would appear to be benefitting Obamas re-election bid in the Sunshine State where a recent poll showed the Democratic president broadening his lead over the Republican presidential hopefuls. Quinnipiac also showed U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson leading Rep. Connie Mack IVin his bid for a third term. Obama topped former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney 49 percent to 42 percent. Floridas jobless figures improve slightly In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096


C M Y K Associated PressST. LOUIS Congratulations, Mega Millions winners! Youve just won the biggest lotteryi n history! Move over Bill Gates and Warren Buffett! Not so fast, Richie Rich. Theres no doubt that youre now each a membero f the 1 percent. Alife of comfort and leisure awaits, and managed wisely, it just might await your friends and family for generations to come. L ets just not get carried away. A luxury box at the stadium you can afford, but forget about buying the fran-c hise and becoming the No. 1 fan of your favorite NFL o r Major League Baseball team. The Los Angeles Dodgers just sold for $2 billion, besting the NFLrecord price of$ 1.1 billion for the Miami Dolphins by nine times your t ake-home winnings. If youd like to turn the keys at the sweetest pad inN ew York City an $88 million apartment at 15 C entral Park West youll have to spend nearly all entire haul to close the deal.B ut dont get into a bidding war: Youre sure to lose out to the current owner, the 22y ear-old daughter of a Russian billionaire. Even if youre looking to become the next great philanthropist, your good deedsc ant complete at least in terms of dollars and cents with that Gates guy. His foundation has given away close to $26 billion since itw as established in 1994. So, youve got some catching up to do. Dont worry, youre starting from a good place. In the hours before the d ramatic Friday night drawing, the jackpot was estimate d at $640 million. If you each take the lump-sum payout, the cartoon checks madeo ut to you will be worth about $150 million. Uncle S am gets his share, and your state might, too. All told, youll each have roughly 100 million reasons to call April 2, 2012, theb est Monday morning of your life. I f you follow the advice of those who know money, you wont splurge on those big-t icket items that you can afford, such a top-of-the-line G ulfstream G650 jet ($64 million, excluding pilot, maintenance, hanger andf uel costs) and a place to fly it, your own private island (lets call that $25 million). H ad you won the whole pot, and invested the $300 million conservatively, Steve Fazzari, an economics professor at WashingtonU niversity in St. Louis, said you could have expected to collect a nice salary of about $7 million after taxes every year for the rest ofy our life and the rest of the life of your heirs. Put another way, thats $19,000 a day. Forever. And even a one-third share of that is pretty sweet. If you put it in perspective, youre pretty rich, F azzari said. Its more than enough to join up with the 1 percent,w hich the Congressional B udget Office pegged as households with incomes that average more than about $350,000 a year. But its still not all THAT m uch, at least according those buzzkills at Forbes. Just 30 years ago, the total after-taxes take of $300 million would have been moret han enough to land a single winner on the magazines annual list of the 400 richest Americans. In 2011, you would have needed $1.05 billion to tief our others for last place on a list topped by Gates. I n fact, your $100 million isnt even two-tenths of 1 percent of Gatesestimated$ 61 billion net worth. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 1, 2012Page 7A CITY OF SEBRING; 3.639"; 3"; Black; notice meeting time; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 0 0 2 2 5 5 MARTIAL ARTS (pp 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 8 8 0 0 WHOS MAKING NOISE IN TOWN?Subscribe today and nd out! Call 863-385-6155 for home deliverywww.newssun.com Aluminum on Central A venue. Team AnyTime Fitness A von Park hosts a Spin-AThon from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, April 9. Anytime clients will relay-ride the stationary bikes for 12 hours.S ponsor a rider for mileage or for time, or donate on site. This new Hours of Avon Park ride cant be missed because it wont be goinga nywhere. AnyTime Fitness is at 906 U.S. 27 SouthCall 784-0478 for details. Spinners are still needed, but volunteers must be a member to ride. Team Florida Hospital Home Care Services has an ongoing chance drawing for a huge gift basket of restaurant gift cards. Tickets are $10 each. The drawing will be held at the Relay event. Visit FHHCS office to purchase tickets at 4005 Sun N Lake Blvd. in Sebring. Call 385-1400 for details. The team is also selling cookbooks for $12. The cookbooks are available at its office and at the event. Anyone can make a donation to help find a cure for cancer. Go online by visiting http://main.acsevents.org. Luminarias in honor or in memory of an individual may also be ordered through the website for the Avon Park, Sebring or Wauchula Relay events. Continued from page 2A have to be set up for July. That means hiring teachers to teach and do the testing, b ecause most are off in July. Then there is the cost of transporting students toa nd from school. The statutes were the result of growing concerns about the college and job readiness of Floridas high school graduates, especially after it was discovered in 2010 that a quarter of all American high school graduates could not pass the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. Now the reforms are being put into place. The state introduced a new tougher Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test in 2011, and is raising the bar for ranking students. This year, for example, a student will have to get more of the tougher questions correct in order to be rated as proficient. Over the next few years the state is adding additional curriculum to the requirements. To graduate 12th grade, students have always had to show they read on the 10thgrade level. As of this year they must also pass end-ofcourse examinations in algebra I, geometry and b iology in order to graduate. End-of-course tests are standardized and created through the state Board of Education. An end-of-c ourse test score will be 30 percent of each subjects overall grade. This years eighthgraders, who should gradu-a te in 2016, will be adding algebra II to the list of algebra I, biology and geometry, although no standardized end-of-course test has been written for algebra II yet, so students take the course without the statewide measurement. By 2017, the year current seventh-graders will be seniors, two new requirements will be added passing either physics or chemistry and a second, equally rigorous, science from a stateapproved list. Again no end-of-course tests have been created. Another rise in expectations occurs in 2018. Middle school students will have to pass a civics course, and its standardized end-ofcourse test, in order to pass on to high school. Depite the challenges, Heckman said the district is determined to do what we need to do to prepare our students. C ontinued from page 1A details. I think we are on t he right track. Kennedys opinion of a possible Special Events ordinance in the works was that the county was trying tow ork within its own guidelines to make everything work. This will knock out some of the free stuff wew ere trying to do, but it may allow us to keep the commercial endeavors going,K ennedy said. The proposed agenda item for the commissionersf or Tuesday gives Kennedy 15 days to finish a site plan a nd get seven different county departments, including the sheriffs office, tos ign off on the event. Commissioner Don E lwell, who urged county staff to tear down roadblocks when it came to organizing commercial endeavors, stated that thet emporary use permit was a good compromise for now. What this should do is allow them to use the property but still require them tow ork with the necessary agencies to protect the part icipants and the neighbors, said Elwell on Friday. echnically, this provis ion does not have to come before the board. This could be done at the discretion of the zoning supervisor, but this creates the stop-gap, ora bridge if you will, between now and the new ordinance that is in the process now to handle events like theirs. T his shows that both sides of the discussion are willing t o work this through, Elwell said. Elwell thought that even w ith an April 18 deadline, Swamp Hammock could a ccomplish the extensive checklist from the county. They are already working with several departments and they have a lot of theg round work done, Elwell said. D rafts of the proposed Special Event ordinance are now circulating throughe ach county department before coming back to the b oard sometime in June. Elwell wants county staff a chance to work out the b ugs before a vote on the proposed ordinance. My biggest concern is that we dont want to get too restrictive, Elwell said. T he commission meets Tuesday at 9 a.m. at 603 S. Commerce Ave. Continued from page 1A Swamp Hammock event on county commission agenda e are trying to comply with w hat the county i s asking for, and s ome folks who want to participate are t aking a waita nd-see attitude.J EFFKENNEDY e vent organizer New standards will tax school budget Did YouKNOW?In Florida, the bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle. Bicyclists using a public roadway are considered operators of motor vehicles and are responsible for observing all traffic laws. With few exceptions, there is only one road and it is up to motorists and bicyclists to treat each other with care and respect. 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C M Y K LIVING B SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, April 1, 2012 Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesF AMILY FEATURES Are you ready for a decorating change? A recent survey by the retailer HomeGoods found that while almost half of Americans havent updated their home dcor in the last five years,only 20 percent are happy with it. If that sounds like you,then its time for some fresh ideas. These budget-friendly decorating ideas from Glade,the worldwide leader in home fragrance,and Giuliana Rancic, entertainment journalist and style guru,make it easy to discover your personal style. All it takes to refresh a room are a few simple updates and your home will be ready for entertaining in no time. GetInspiredThe first step in discovering your own style is to make a personal styleboard. You can create one on a bulletin board, in folders or make a virtual one at www.facebook.com/glade.To create one at home, start by looking through magazines and websites and collect images of things you love, such as fashion, dcor, or anything that catches your eye. Sort through the images and look for patterns. Do you find yourself drawn to clean lines and minimalistic dcor, or do you see more traditional colors and furnishings? Is there a color that keeps popping up? This is a great way to narrow down your options when you are not sure of a style.On the Glade Facebook page, you can create an online styleboard to help you put together the perfect look and match it with a signature scent. Each personalized styleboard created on the application includes a Glade Expressions Collection fragrance, home furnishing suggestions, color and fabric swatches and music playlists all of which can be shared with friends and family on Facebook. Glade has created hundreds of innovative scents in partnership with top fragrance houses and perfumers, so you can be sure to find an inspiring scent thats just right for you. SmallChangesAddUpou dont have to redo a whole room,says Rancic. Small changes like adding a new color or introducing a scent to a room really make a big difference. I love how the Glade Expressions fragrances not only match my design taste perfectly,but also help make my home feel welcoming and guest-ready by giving it that finishing touch of a signature scent.Start at the beginning. The entryway of a home is the first thing guests see,so make sure its impactful. Tidy up the outside area around the front door, and add some inexpensive pops of color with a planter full of seasonal flowers. On the inside,think about updating the walls with floral or damask wallpaper,or even a painted chevron pattern to add visual interest.Engage all the senses. Sights,sounds,textures and scent all work together to complete the ambiance of a space. Try using soft lighting with lamps and dimmers for a warm and inviting atmosphere. Mix textures in the room by adding a soft throw to a modern,sleek sofa. Select a signature scent with one of the true-to-life fragrances from the new Glade Expressions Collection. The new fragrances combine classic scents with an exotic twist,and there available in two contemporary designs to complement any rooms dcor. And for sound think about tabletop fountains or a good music selection to play when you have guests. Rancic loves Frank Sinatra tunes for entertaining.Bring the outdoors in. Live plants and flowers do wonders for a room. Lemon or orange tree topiaries are a popular way to add a natural pop of color. If youre not sure about taking care of live plants,you can easily find artificial ones that look natural. Silk bamboo plants come in all sizes and fit on a table top or fill up an empty corner in a room.PersonalStyleTipsRancic recommends taking cues from the things you love to add elements that express your personality without having to do a floor to ceiling makeover. Here are some more of Rancics ideas to get you inspired,which include fragrance options from the Glade Expressions Collection that complement different styles:Love sea breezes and a touch of the tropics? Match this energy with a fresh coat of paint in a bright color like electric blue or Kelly green. Add a vivid printed rug and vases of tropical flowers. Put the final touches on the space with a teak bowl or vase full of lemon s to add a pop of color and sparkle to the room. Scent:Pineapple & Mangosteen.Dream of world travel and far off places? Go global,placing old maps and a magnifying glass on a side table and adorning the mantle with beautiful apothecary jars filled with spices. Add rich,velvet fabrics and pillows with colorful prints and a monogrammed throw for a personal touch. Scent: Fuji Apple & Cardamom Spice.Feel connected to nature? Display elements from nature to add earthy touches to a room. Look for small terrariums, beautiful rocks and geodes,or even shells. Use natural fabrics,wood-wicked candles, and display sprigs of lavender and green leaves in ceramic vases or mason jars. Scent: Lavender & Juniper Berry.Wish you could visit the Mediterranean? Freshen up sofas and chairs with crisp cotton slipcovers,and white,flowing sheers on the windows. Add a couple of bright pillows or a colorful throw for a warm and sunny feel. Look for a few decorative tiles that remind you of Italy or Greece,and set them out on display. Show off white floral bouquets that have a few pops of orange. Scent:Cotton & Italian Mandarin. Giuliana Rancic


C M Y K Dear Readers: Its April F oolsDay,the one day I can share some of those letters I receive from readers whose questions might not seem as appropriate on any of the other 364 days of the year (or 365 this leap year Enjoy! Dear Abby:I am a 23year-old female who lives with my parents. I saw The Little Mermaidfor the first time recently,and now Im very worried. The other day I walked in and caught my mom talking to my pet fish,Flounder. I have noticed Mom breaks into Broadway-style songs randomly,just like Ariel did in the movie. She also has the same red hair as Ariel. Mom is a lifeguard at the local pool. Could my mom be part fish? If so,am I half-mermaid? I will await your reply before attempting underwater breathing. Please answer promptly. Sea-ing Things Clearly Dear Sea-ing: Clean your goggles,honey,because youre seeing less clearly than you think. Your mother is not related to Ariel,and you are not a mermaid,but your letter is a fish tale. Dear Abby: For years I have heard about players winning thousands of dollars on casino slot machines. But every time I try to win one,I run out of cash before hitting it. How can I win a jackpot before I go broke? Hurry your answer because my money is running out. Unlucky in Jersey Dear Unlucky: Slot machines are not called one-armed banditsfor nothing. While I cant advise you on how to win a jackpot,I can tell you how not to go broke. Try this:Dont gamble! Dear Abby: At what time does todayturn into tonight? Clock Watcher in Utah Dear Clock Watcher: Ask me tomorrow. Dear Abby: I have an amazing pool man. I have known him for quite a while. My neighbors have been complaining because he likes to work naked. His working in the buff never bothers me;I think he looks like a Greek statue and he does a great job. My pool has never looked better. I have had several pool cleaners before, but none of them compare to the current one. What shouldI do? California Girl Dear California Girl: Although I dont live nearby, its not hard to see why no other pool cleaner compares to this one. Assuming your pool is fenced,Im advising you to do nothing buttenjoy the view. Dear Abby: Why does our s ociety insist on using the euphemism sleeping togetherin place of having sex? Curious in Kettering,Ohio Dear Curious:Thats easy so the children wont know where they came from. Dear Abby: I was awakened at 3 a.m. by a barking police dog while someone was being arrested on my front lawn. This morning I discovered the dog had pooped on my grass. Im considering complaining to the police about it,but dont want to seem ungrateful for the job they do. What do you think? Lisa in Anaheim,Calif. Dear Lisa: I think you should be more tolerant. After all,the police dog was just doing his duty. 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. 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The wind whipped up the bay waters lap-p ing waves against boats anchored, yet swaying as if to music bringing a quiet rhythm to our own souls. We welcomed the solit ude and reflected on the 30 years of marriage God had g iven us while thinking about the future he holds for us. W hile walking the historic district of St. A ugustine,we responded to the strength of age-old buildings,straining our necks backward to gaze at church spires and towers onh igh buildings.We could feel the energy of the ages i n our nations oldest city as if the legacies of those who had gone could-n t be silenced. Church bells pealed out i nfusing us with vitality to stand for truth and righteousness. I t brings to mind another old city,Jerusalem,that is far more ancient and whose h istory and future have been central in the worlds eyes. M ultitudes of people in that day heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they ran out to meet him greeting him withb ranches of palm trees, which were meant to welcome royalty. Hosanna! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! The King of Israel!they cried as seeni n John 12:13,NKJV. Those who had been there when Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead had spread thew ord.Crowds lined the streets hailing him as king. Hosanna means save,we pray.T he people hoped that Jesus would proclaim himself king,set up his kingdom and save them from Roman rule. Unfortunately,theym issed the truth that he had come to seek and save them f rom their sins. His kingdom would be manifested as he reigned as King int heir hearts. Those who have visited J erusalem tell of how the huge stones and ancient ruins impact them. Walking where Jesus walked and thinking of words he spoker esonates with them in amazing new ways. O n that day of his triumphal entry into Jerusalem,some of theP harisees told Jesus to rebuke his disciples. As s een in Luke 20:40,Jesus replied,I tell you that if these should keep silent,thes tones would immediately cry out.Through historical insight,we can hear the p eople who have gone before speaking through a ntiquity. It is our job to listen. This Palm Sunday,lets join in with the great cloud of witnesses that have goneb efore and praise him with our mouths and our lives.Selah J an Merop of Sebring is an award-winning writer and a News-Sun correspondent. Listen as antiquity speaks P ause And C onsider Jan Merop Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) Aries,sit down with a calculator and get a better handle on your finances, especially what youre bringing into the house each month and what is going out. Taurus (April 21-May 21) It may be time to take a relationship to another level,Taurus. Look for inspiration from another couple you admire and enjoy the ride. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini,with so much to do,youre barely squeaking by this week. So avoid taking on any additional projects. Dont dig yourself into a hole that you cant get out of. Cancer (June 22-July 22) Cancer,financial issues are certainly keeping you on your toes,although you are hoping for a respite. Go with the flow for now and find a better way to organize. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo,dont be surprised when others are amenable to your ideas. You give careful consideration to all your proposals,and its no wonder others are ready to follow your lead. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo,if you havent felt the crunch of a deadline yet, you probably cannot avoid it this week. Tackle the work head-on and dont allow yourself to procrastinate. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23 Libra,theres too much on your mind to focus on just one thing for the time being. This is a sign that you need to cut down on your stimuli at least temporarily. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio,expect others to turn to you for the next good idea or advice. It can be taxing being the reliable one,but it also an honor to be respected like this. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) Sagittarius,when you want to get yourself heard,there is no point sugar-coating what you have to say. Most people appreciate honesty,even if its abrupt. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn,some decisions you make may not be the right decisions. A wise person learns from his or her mistakes but also tries new things. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius,remember that the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence. Stop looking at whats wrong where you are, and focus on what is right. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces,trust friends and family when they insist they have your best interest in mind. You cant always look out for yourself. Notable birthdaysApril 1:Susan Boyle, activist (51April 2: Emmylou Harris,singer (65April 3:Jenny Garth, actress (40April 4:David Blane,magician (39April 5:Agnetha Faeltskog, ABBA singer (62April 6: Candace Cameron,actress (367:Russell Crowe,actor (48 Dont dig yourself into a hole, Gemini Horoscope Happy collection of foolish letters are all in good fun Dear Abby Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 Did YouKNOW?In Florida, the bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle. Bicyclists using a public roadway are considered operators of motor vehicles and are responsible for observing all traffic laws. With few exceptions, there is only one road and it is up to motorists and bicyclists to treat each other with care and respect. Adherence to the law is the foundation of respect.


C M Y K Theres not a lot of water on Earth at all. For humanity to thrive,or even exist,wen eed to sprinkle that teeny bit of fresh water in the right places,at the right times and in just the right amounts. David Gallo,oceanographera t the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Ironically,on a planet covered with more 70 percent water,this resource iso ne of the main limiting factors for life on Earth. About 97 percent of the earthsw ater is made up of oceans. Almost 80 percent of Earths fresh water is frozen in icec aps or glaciers. The small percentage of fresh water r emaining is mostly underground and surface water. Amazingly less than one per-c ent of all the water on earth is drinkable. A pril is Water Conservation Month. It is a good time for us to reflect on how important and vital this limited natural resourcei s. In the best circumstances, a person can only live about o ne week without water. If the amount of usable water on the planet is divided byt he current population of approximately 6.5 billion,6 m illion liters of water is available per person. Theoretically,this exceeds t he amount of water a person would require in a lifetime. This statistic puts into perspective just how important water is to us for our sur-v ival. There are several reasons for water shortages and scarcity. Dry climates which often lead to drought (a peri-o d in which rainfall is much lower and evaporation is h igher than normal),tap into limited surface and aquiferw ater supplies. Another cause is the drying of the soil due to activities such as deforestation and overgrazing by livestock. But mostw ater stress is due to increasing numbers of people that rely on limited water supplies for various reasons including irrigation. T here are five ways to increase water supplies in a particular area. Most of these solutions to a huge problem are very costly and at times,not feasible. Some of the ways to conserve water are to build dams and reservoirs to store run-off, bring in surface water from another area,withdraw groundwater,convert salt water to freshwater (desalination) and improve the efficiency of water use (conservation). Also,we must keep in mind that by moving water from one place to another,we are still depleting the water supply in general. Every year,14 billions pounds of sewage,sludge, and garbage are dumped into the worlds oceans; 19 trillion gallons of waste also enter the water annually. Although water pollution isa huge concern,keeping the waters clean is only part of the solution to a monumental problem. The most cost-effective and environmentally sound way to reduce our demand on limited water supplies is conservation. Saving water also conserves energy by reducing the need for pumping and treating it. Most experts believe our major source of water,the Floridan Aquifer,is incapable of sustaining future growth in our region. Therefore,water managers are exploring alternative sources including surface water. Bringing it to drinking water standards will be more expensive than pumping water from the aquifer. Thats why its vital to ramp up our conservation efforts today. Its a mindset that begins with us and,t hrough education,spreads throughout the community. T urning off water while brushing teeth,taking shorter showers,obeying localw ater restrictions regarding irrigation,making sure your i rrigation system is efficient and not wasting water on sidewalks and streets,landscape with Florida Friendly plants,and many other smalls teps can go a long way in conserving this precious r esource. The Internet is full of tips and tricks to cut down on water usage. Eachp erson can and will make a difference. By cutting down o n water usage and keeping the water we do have clean, we are making a better worldf or future generations.Water facts A person can live more than a month without food but only about a week without water. About two-thirds or 65 percent of a human being is water. 75 percent of your brain is water. In one year,a large oak tree transpires about 40,000 g allons of water. The national average for h ow much a person pays for water on a daily basis is 25 cents. One gallon of water weights about 8.34 pounds. It takes 24 gallons of water to produce one pound of plastic. It takes 1,851 gallons of water to refine one barrel ofc rude oil. A dairy cow drinks four gallons of water to produce one gallon of milk. About 800,000 water wells are drilled each year in the United States for domestic,farming and commercial needs. Industries released 250 million pounds of toxic chemicals into waterways in2 006. If every household in America had a faucet that dripped once each second, 928 million gallons of watera day would leak away. One inch of rainfall drops 27,154 gallons on a one acre piece of land and weighs about 113 tons. Irrigation withdrawals from ground water have increased from 23 percent in1 950 to 42 percent in 2000. Water moves around the earth in a water cycle. Thew ater cycle has five parts: evaporation,condensation, p recipitation,infiltration and surface run-off. In a 100-year period,a w ater molecule spends 98 years in the ocean,20 m onths as ice,about two weeks in lakes and rivers, and less than a week in the atmosphere. Water regulates the e arths temperature. Water vaporizes at a hund red degrees Celcius. Over 90 percent of the worlds supply of freshw ater is located in Antarctica. More than 2 billion people on earth do not have a safe supply of water. If all the worlds water were fit into a gallon jug, the fresh water available for us to use would equal only about one tablespoon. 80 percent of freshwater is locked in ice caps Less than 1 percent of the world's freshwater is readily accessible Six countries (Brazil, Russia,Canada,Indonesia, C hina and Colombia) have 50 percent of the worldsf reshwater reserves One-third of the worlds population lives in waterstressedcountries,defined as a countrys ratio of waterc onsumption to water availability. Countries labeled as moderate to high stress consume 20 percent more water than their available supply. Corine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for theH ighlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. G uest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 1, 2012Page 3B church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 8 8 DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 4/1/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 2 2 7 7 S pecial to the News-SunSouth Florida Community C olleges Theatre for the Performing Arts Upper Level Gallerys newest exhibition is guaranteed to delight visitors with itss tunning watercolor and acrylic paintings. The artwork is on display for the public now through Aug. 31, on the SFCC HighlandsC ampus. The upper level gallery is designated as a communitya rtist gallery and showcases exceptional artists from the surrounding area. T his exhibition is a collection of artwork from the c harter members of the The ArtistsGroup (TAG) at SFCC:Nancy Adams,BettyM cCarthy,Betty Heim, Louise Weis,and Kathleen M organ. Located in the Hotel Jacaranda,TAG consists of these talented local artists who teach and showcase their paintings,pottery,h and-painted glassworks, jewelry design,and drawi ngs to the community. Adams,a retired veterinarian,is proficient in allp ainting media. She is known for her love of anim als and birds which is showcased in her artwork. Her work is found in many c ollections across the country. She also teaches TAs oil painting classes. Adams has two watercolor paintings,Handsome Harrya nd Flying in for Lunch, on display in the Upper Level Gallery. McCarthy,a retired photographer of 36 years,isp roficient in all painting media,as well as sculpture a nd hand-building in clay. A major theme in her work ist he flora and fauna of the Florida landscape. She also teaches TAs clay classes. Most of her current work is in watercolor,including thet wo paintings,Stormy Skand Sadness,on display in the Upper Level Gallery. Heim,a well-known local a rtist,holds degrees in art and teaching. While proficient in several media,most of her current work is in watercolor on Yupo. She is a member of regional and national art groups and has w on awards throughout Florida and New Jersey. She also teaches TAs watercolor classes. Heim has two watercolor paintings,AP air and a Pearand Sunflower Sisters,on display in the Upper Level Gallery. Weis is a popular Florida a rtist and teacher. She has won numerous awards and j udged many art shows in Alaska and Florida. Shep aints mainly in acrylics and oils but remains interested in other media such as, hand painted China. She also teaches TAs acrylicc lasses. Weis has two acrylic paintings,On Pointand Cattle and Windmill,on display in the Upper Level Gallery. M organ is an outstanding jewelry designer and teacher. She is also known for her large acrylic paintings and unusual handpainted glassworks. She has been painting with acrylic a nd mixed media for over 10 years,and her paintings typically focus on landscapes, buildings,and streets. She teaches TAs jewelryc lasses. Morgan has two acrylic paintings,The Passingand Eye Saw it ina Dream,on display in the Upper Level Gallery. T he upper level gallery is open to the public before a nd after all theatre performances or by appoint-m ent with the Art Department. Contact the SFCC Art Department at 863-784-7195. The SFCC Museum of F lorida At and Culture (MOFAC) is open Wednesday through Friday, 12:30-4:30 p.m. for additional public viewings of theg allery. Stop by the upper level gallery and check out the outstanding paintings on display; you wont be disappointed. SFCC Upper Level Gallery showcases new artists C ourtesy photo K athleen Morgan (back, lefteis, Betty Heim, Betty McCarthy (front, left), and Nancy Adams are the charter members of The Artists Group (TAG) at SFCC. Their paintings are currently on display in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts Upper Level Gallery. ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT April is Water Conservation Month CROSSWORDSOLUTION News From T he Watershed Corine Burgess GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE


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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 1, 2012Page 5B PRECISION SAFE & LOCK; 5.542"; 4"; Black plus three; process, 04/01,08,15,22,29; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 0 0 5 5 2 2 Crown Pointe PP; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 4/1,8,15; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 7 7 7 7 G B'S LADIES & MENS FORMAL WEAR; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus three; process, race; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 9 9 0 0 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT O n Saturday,April 21 at 7 p.m. the Friends of H ighlands Hammock will welcome the return of great mountain ballads and tradi-t ional tunes from the Back Porch Revivals Old Time S tring Band. Their sweet and sassy old-time music is loaded with bounce and h umor. Playing both traditional tunes and some of their own creations,thell have your toes tapping with their wide array of instru-m ents,including a banjo, dulcimer,mandolin,autoharp,fiddle,harmonica,bass and a couple of guitars. Back Porch Revival has p erformed together for more than 20 years. In 1995,they w ere honored by the folk music community as the topv ocal group at the Pioneer Florida Old Time Music Championship. In 1996,they took honors again as the top Old Time Band in yearlyc ompetition held in Dade City. In 2004,they were featured as part of a special Florida Heritageprogram at the Florida Folk Festival. T he band features Jim R obertson on the fidd le,guitar and lead vocals.J ims wife, M elanie, plays an old-time f railing banjo. She learned this unique style as an apprenticet o a master artist under the sponsorship of the Florida Bureau of Folklife and has been featured at the Florida Folk Festival and onN ational Public Radio. Melanies brother,John M cClure,plays the mandolin,occasional autoharp,h armonica,and provides backup and lead vocals. Johns wife,Ginger,plays the Appalachian lap dulcimer,penny whistle andr ecorder. Joining his aunts and uncles on fiddle and mandolin will be nephew Matthew Coltharp. James Dion will be providing solidr hythm on guitar while Jim R igel plays stand up bass. This will be a wonderful n ight of old time string band music under the stars. We encourage you to bring lawnc hairs,blankets and a flashlight. Refreshments will be a vailable. Concert admission is just $5 per person,with accomp anied children age 12 and under admitted free of charge. All concert proceeds benefit park improvement projects and provide a won-d erful way to relax and enjoy the arts. We hope that you will join us for this unique musical experience, out here in the Real Florida.Did you know?The final concert for this years Music in the Parks eries will be held on Saturday,May 19 and feat ures Vintage Hearts playing Americana music. D orothy L. Harris is Park Services Specialist at Highlands Hammock State Park. Guest columns are the opinion of the w riter, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Mountain ballads, traditional tunes waft through state park Guest Column Dorothy L. H arris Courtesy photo B ack Porch Revivals Old Time String Band will perform Saturday, April 21 at Highlands Hammock State Park. B y DAVID BAUDER AP Television WriterNEW YORK Katie Couric helped start and perpetuate morning televisions most epic winning streak. Now shell try to break it. ABC announced Thursday that the former odayshow anchor will be guest host next week on Good Morning America,the rival wake-up show that has been rising in the ratings. She will sub for the vacationing Robin Roberts for a week,teaming with George Stephanopoulos. Couric was co-host of Todayin December 1995,when the NBC shos streak began. Todayhas won every week in the ratings since then,850 consecutive and counting,according to the Nielsen company. Yet frisky GMAhas been making noise lately. Last week the ABC show was only 137,000 viewers behind Today(an average of 4.98 million to 4.84 million),the closest the two shows have been since 2008. This has been one of the longest marathons of all time,said Tom Cibrowski, senior executive producer in charge of Good Morning America. There will eventually be a time when the No. 1 spot turns over.We strive every day to take over the No. 1 position. We never stop working on that. Hes not making any predictions about next week,but the curiosity factor of Couric in a new morning chair seems sure to pull in some viewers. Couric was co-host of NBCs Todayfor 15 years before leaving the network in 2006. Before jumping to ABC last year,she was at CBS,where she anchored the Evening News. Katie Couric to be guest-host on Good Morning America By PAUL DERGARABEDIAN For The Associated PressLOS ANGELES Lionsgates Hunger Gameswill devour thed ebuting Wrath of the Titansthis weekend as it continues to gorge on boxoffice megabucks with an expected domestic take of atl east $60 million and a potential 10-day total approaching $250 million by Sunday night. The 3-D sequel to the 2010 hit Clash of theT itans,WarnersPG-13rated Wrath of the Titans, s tarring Liam Neeson,Ralph Fiennes and Sam Worthington,should open at around $40 million. Relativity Media will h ave a PG-rated advantage this weekend with its debut of Mirror Mirror,starring Julia Roberts,Armie Hammer and Lily Collins. O ffering a solid alternative for families,visionary director Tarsem Singhs take on Snow Whiteshould open in the $25 million to $30 million range. S ons action-comedy Jump Streethas maint ained its distinction as the No. 1 R-rated comedy choice for moviegoers. A likely third-weekend gross of around $12 millionw ill bring its 17-day North American total to around $90 million by Sunday night. Rounding out the top five, U niversas Dr. SeussThe Loraxcontinues to cultivate the greenery with an expected fifth weekend gross of around $7 million. The family and eco-friendlyf ilm is closing in on the $200 million mark. 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C M Y K Page 6BNews-SunSunday, April 1, 2012www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday.To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory,call the NewsSun at 385-6155,ext.502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852.invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m.and 3 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m.Thursday. For information contact (239 0390.Pastor Travis Vanderford. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way.Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine;and Awaiting His Coming.orshiping God in Spirit and in Truth.Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Worship, 7 p.m.Pastor Eugene Haas.Phone 471-0924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring.The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor.Sunday School, 10 a.m.;Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m.Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N.Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.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 6:30 p.m.on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m.are centered for all ages.Choir practice at5 p.m.Sunday.Church phone:4526556. 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+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. T elephone:453-4256.Fax:4536986.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;Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families;Joy Loomis, music director;Rev.Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor.Regular Sunday schedule:8:30 a.m.orchestra rehersal;9 a.m.Library open;9:30 a.m.Sunday School;11 a.m. Morning Worship;11 a.m. Childrens Church;6 p.m.evening worship.Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m.supper;6 p.m.Bible Study and Prayer;6:30 p.m.Adult Choir Practice;6 p.m.childres choir rehearsals;7 p.m.mission programs.Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m.and evening worship at 7 p.m.Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.Call 453-6681 for details. 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, a nd 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 St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863Website: www.fbclp.com.Email:information@fbclp.com.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 at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities:Family dinner at 5 p.m.($4 per person, reservations required).Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m.The church is at 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid.For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. 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 E.Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.Telephone:385-5154.Dr. David E.Richardson, senior pastor; Rev.Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities;and Rev.Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults.Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.;Blended Service, 10:30 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 G otsch, director.Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S.Florida Ave., Avon Park.Mailing address is 710 W.Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339.Rev.John D. Girdley, pastor.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.;11 a.m.Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.Sunday worship,1 0:30 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 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m.Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m.Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half 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, FL 33870.Welcome to the church where the 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. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.;Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m.A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing.Office phone, 3850752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road;655-2610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610.On U.S.98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC 3704 Valerie Blvd.(U.S.27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring.Tim Finch, pastor.Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;and Sunday Evening Service,6 p.m.Wednesday:Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 3823695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757.Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor.Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m.in English and 7 p.m.in Spanish;Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m.in English. 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;fax, 385-5169; email, office@stcathe.com ;website, www.stcathe.com .Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com;Parochial Vicar, Rev.Victor Caviedes, 3853993;Assisting Priest (retired Rev.J.Peter Sheehan;Decons, Rev.Mr.James R.McGarry and Rev.Mr.Max M.Severe.Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.Masses Daily Masses 8 a.m.and noon MondayFriday;9 a.m.Saturday.Weekend Masses 4 and 5 p.m.Saturday, 5 p.m.Saturday Spanish Mass (Holy Family Youth Center), 8 and 10:30 a.m.Sunday, noon Sunday Sunday Mass;5 p.m.Sunday English Family Mass (Holy Family Youth Center).Confession:every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m.or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment with any priest. 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; David Etherton, 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.Changing Seasons,a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m.Wednesdays. A lzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m.Thursdays. 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; (863on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.m.;Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m.Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870.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, FL 33875.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.A free 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. P ine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday:Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday:Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m.Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S.Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825.Minister:Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Nursery facilities are available at every service.Bible Study:Sunday, 9:30 a.m.and Wednesday, 7 p.m.Bible centered classes for all ages.Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870;385-7443.We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway.Our hours of service are:Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.;Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.;Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O.Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118.707 W. Main St.Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday:Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages;morning worship at 10:45 a.m.;and evening service at 6 p.m.Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m.with special services for children and adults.Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries.If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.;Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.;Evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening, 7 p.m.Classes for adult children and youth.Call 465-6916.Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible ChurchChurches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m.Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade.Sunday School Bible hour (all ages (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m.Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday.Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us.Don Seymour, Senior Pastor.Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP TRAVEL Associated PressBELFAST,Northern Ireland O ne minute youre being whisked through the busy Belfast shipyard where the Titanic is being built. The next youre contemplating, amid a chilly piped-in breeze andl ights mimicking darkened waters, the horror of freezing to death in the North Atlantic. In between,Belfasts impressive new tourist attraction the 100-m illion pound ($160 million, (euro) 120 million) Titanic Belfast visitor center offers a loving portrait of the excitement,ambition and opulence surrounding the doomed trans-Atlantic liner. W ith 100,000 tickets already sold,Belfast is betting it will delive r a lasting tonic of tourism to the conflict-scarred city. A three-week festival featuring talks,walks ands even Titanic-themed stage shows including Titanic The Musical also begins Saturday to mark the 100th anniversary of the ships launching. Any visitors first impression will be of centers stunning exteri-o r:four jutting prows of the ship, lined in silver steel paneling,six s tories high. The Belfast Titanic marketing director,Claire Bradshaw,said thea im was to create an icon that people would come to associate with Belfast like the Eiffel Tower forP aris or the Statue of Liberty for New York. The center sits beside the Belfast Lough dockside where the 46,329ton vessel was built from 1909 to1 911 and set sail for her sea trials on April 2,1912. Titanic began her fateful maiden voyage from the English port of Southampton eight days later,striking an iceberg justb efore midnight April 14 and sinking within hours with the loss of 1,514 lives. A roller coaster-like ride takes visitors,up to six per carriage,up and down three floors of a re-cre-a tion of the Harland & Wolff shipyards that made the ship for L iverpools White Star Line. No, theres no thrills or spills,just a panoramic tour suggesting thes cale of the hull and the energy of the dock workers,all of them video p rojections of actors in period costumes. Those aboard can hear the commentary in English,Spanish, French,German,Italian or Chinese. N ext,visitors see a 4-minute CGI tour (computer-generated i magery) of the finished Titanic, rising deck by deck,from engine room to the famed first-class cabins taircase made famous in James Camerons 1997 epic movie Titanic.In the same room are recreations of first,second and t hird-class cabins,again with video projections of fictional passengers going into their bunks or getting ready for dinner. Theres no skimping on historic al detail for true maritime and Titanic junkies. Every available w all is plastered,in logical chronology,with details about every phase of construction,everyf irm and engineering speciality involved,and every part described from the ships four 24-foot-wide( 7.3-meter-wide) funnels to its six onboard pianos. The ships voyage to Southampton,then to its other European ports of call inC herbourg,France,and Queenstown,Ireland,are detailed in turn:The numbers and notables who boarded,their stories and tales of excitement about the voyage toN ew York ahead. An entire wall is given over to a reprint of the final surviving photograph taken of Titanic on April 11, 1912,as she sailed away from Queenstown,the County Cork portt oday renamed Cobh. Around the next corner,Titanic B elfast plunges into the disaster. A series of panels reprints the confused wireless messages amongs hips as Titanic appeals,minute by minute,for help from other vessels. T he room is deliberately chilly as light projections create an image of dark lapping waters underfoot. What is the matter with you? asks the Frankfurt at 12:34 a.m.a fter the Titanic hit the iceberg at 11:40 p.m. Cannot last much longer,the Titanic tells its sister ship,the Olympic,nearly an hour later. We are rushing to you,says the Baltic at 1:37 a.m. Eight minutes later,the Titanic i ssues its final call to another ship, the Carpathia:Come as quickly as possible old man:The engine room is filling up to the boilers. After that the ships calls fade w ith its dying electrical power into simple pleas for CQ,code for calling all ships. In the next section,visitors are invited to explore the stories ofs urvivors and the final words of those who perished,most impressively by using interactive touch screens that link to family photos, diaries and related newspaper articles. The role of Halifax,NovaS cotia,in receiving 209 bodies buried in the towns Protestant, C atholic and Jewish cemeteries is detailed. Down a stairwell with a wall f illed with ghost-white life preservers,visitors can hear and read t estimony from the British and American inquests into how the disaster happened. Or they can explore one of several slick touchscreen databases of every passen-g er and crew member indexed by name,age,sex,nationality,job, c abin class,port of embarkation and whether they perished or survived. M ore touch screens on this room Belfast unveils birth-to-death story of Titanic MCT A boarding pass for the Titanic.


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 1, 2012Page 7B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer .Service time is 9:30 with Holy Communion.Coffee hour following services.Newcomers welcome.Call 453-5664 or e-mail redeemer1895@aol.com Web site: redeemeravon.com .The church is at 839 HowesWay, Avon Park (two miles north of Sun N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells Dodge.) St.Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday Services:Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m.Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m.The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends.Wednesday:Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m.Visitors are always welcome.The Rev.Jim Kurtz, rector.Church office 3857649, for more information. St.Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852.Phone:4650051.Rev.Elizabeth L.Nelson, Rector.Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Wednesday evening:Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m.Child care available at the 8 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Sunday service.Come see what makes us different. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMERICA The Way Church EFCA, 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 A place for you.Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:273-3674.Email: theway church@hotmail.com .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869.Dr.Randall Smith, senior pastor.Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.and 6 p.m.;Wednesday services at 7 p.m.We offer Kid CityChildrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers,and Bible studies in Spanish.Kid CityDay Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday:7 a.m.-6 p.m.(For registration call:385-3111).Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N.Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone:452-9777 or 4533771.Sunday service:Sunday School, 10 a.m.and worship, 11 a.m.Wednesday services:7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study.Pastor: W.H.Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E.Lakeview Drive., Sebring.David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev.Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.Jim Helwig, organist/choir director.Worship service at 9:30 a.m.;Holy Eucharist is every Sunday.Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month;Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Monday of month with lunch.Bring a dish to pass.Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation a nd community.Like to sing? Come join the choir.Visitors always welcome.Come grow with us.Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 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 see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring.Church phone:385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232.Rev.Gary Kindle, pastor. Traditional Worship service, 8 a.m. Sunday;Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month.Sunday school and Bible classes:9:15 a.m. Sunday.Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m.on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday.Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies.Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782to 2 p.m.Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m.to noon Saturday.All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.James Weed, pastor.Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.Bible Study, 9 a.m.Nursery provided.Social activities:Choir, Missions, Evangelism.Phone 3852346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELSellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELSSunday 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.Sunday service at 9:30 a.m.Sunday school will resume in the fall.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, FL 33852;465-5253.The Rev.Richard A.Norris, pastor; Susan C.Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director;and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December:Worship service 9 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m.Worship schedule for January through Easter:Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday.Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday.Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent.Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services.Other activities and groups include: Choirs;Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates).Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com 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 p.m. Wednesday:Children ages 4 years through fifth grade, 6 p.m.;Youth, 67:30 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 service, 6 p.m.;Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.Pastor Lester Osbeck.A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway.Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue.Sunday service is at 10 a.m.;Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.A nursery and childrens church are provided.The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry.Linda M.Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com.Church phone: 314-0482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872.Phone, 382-1085.Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor.Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m.Tuesday 6 p.m.Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth;first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.;Worship at 10 a.m.Nursery and Kids World classes.Small groups meet throughout the week.Church phone is 4021684;Pastor Bruce A.Linhart. The Lors Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom.Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.;Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.;Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m.More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N.Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m.Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett.Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m.and 9 a.m.Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m.Sundays.Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds.Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger.Office:4533345.Web page at www.weareunion.org 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. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113.A C ongregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.Sunday morning worship:Informal service, 8 a.m.;traditional service, 10:30 a.m.;Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.;choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone:385-3234;Fax:385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net ;Web site: www.cpcsebring.org .Rev.W. Darrell Arnold, pastor.Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m.Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E.Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.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, FL 33870.385-0107.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.;Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 1 p.m.;Youth Group (middle and high school 3:30-6:30 p.m.;Wednesday:Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.;Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m.Nursery available during worship.Call the church office for more information and other classes.Rev.Darrell A.Peer, pastor. 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 and 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary;contemporary worship is at 11 a.m.Sunday school classes for adults is at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m.and for all ages, adults and children, at 9:45 a.m.in the educational building. Wednesday:6:45 p.m., youth group (middle and high schoolursery and childrens ministry;7 p.m., adult small group Bible studies. Children/youth music ministry (Thursday):grades 3-5 chimes, 2:30 p.m.;grades 3-5 choir, 3:15 p.m.;grades 6-12 handbells, 3:15 p.m.Bible Counseling available by appointment, 699-0132.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, FL 33876.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:453-6 641 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.A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month.Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades.ALL ARE 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 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,FL 33870. The Rev.A.C.Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m.in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m.Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m.Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director.The 10:55 a.m.Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial.There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL 33825.(863 James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.Prayer Shawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m.for women who love God and crocheting.Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852.The Rev.Fred Ball.pastor. Claude H.L.Burnett, pastoral assistant.Sunday schedule:Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.;New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m.Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning.Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.;High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. W e offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship.Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com .Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St.John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.Nursery provided for all services.Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodis t Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98ing.The Rev.Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor.Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m.Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m.on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m.on Thursday.Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we.Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive.Wre at the corner of Hammock and Hope.Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999;sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP HARDCOVER FICTION 1.Stay Closeby Harlan Coben (Dutton 2.Lone Wolfby Jodi Picoult (Atria) 3 .orce of Natureby C.J. 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C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunSunday, April 1, 2012www.newssun.com Asparagus,Orange and Prosciutto di San Daniele SaladYield:6 portions 1 pound asparagus,trimmed 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon orange juice 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 8 slices Prosciutto di San Daniele (4 ounceshalved lengthwise 2 navel oranges,peeled and segmented 1/4 cup pine nuts,toasted In salted water,cook asparagus until tender,3 to 5 minutes. Rinse with cold water; pat dry. In small bowl,whisk olive oil,orange juice,vinegar,salt and pepper. Divide asparagus on salad plates and drizzle with dressing. Arrange Prosciutto di San Daniele and orange segments over asparagus; sprinkle with pine nuts.Ziti with Roasted Cauliflower, Prosciutto di Parma and Toasted BreadcrumbsYield:4 portions 2 slices country-style bread,crusts removed, torn into pieces 1/3 cup olive oil,divided 1 large cauliflower (2 1/2 poundstrimmed and chopped 1/4 teaspoon salt 8 slices Prosciutto di Parma (4 ounces cut into 1-inch squares,divided 4 cloves garlic,finely chopped 8 ounces dry ziti,cooked and drained, reserving 1 cup pasta water 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley 1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes,or to taste Preheat oven to 425F. In food processor,pulse bread to form crumbs. In shallow pan,mix breadcrumbs with 1 tablespoon olive oil; toast until golden,stirring once,about 5 minutes. In large baking pan,mix cauliflower with 3 tablespoons olive oil and salt. Roast until browned,stirring occasionally,about 30 minutes. In large skillet over medium-high heat,heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil; add half prosciutto and cook until crisp. Stir in garlic; cook until fragrant,about 30 seconds. Stir in pasta,cauliflower and wine. Stir well,adding pasta water as needed for a saucy consistency. Stir in parsley and hot pepper flakes. Spoon into shallow bowls; top with remaining Prosciutto di Parma and breadcrumbs. Garnish with additional Prosciutto di Parma slices,if desired. FAMILY FEATURES Making dishes worthy of a choice restaurant menu doesnt mean spending hours in the kitchen. Its more about choosing topdrawer ingredients and here are a few you can pick up in the deli department. There all members of an elite club of authentic foods made according to traditional methods and are certified PDO (Protected Denomination of OriginGrana Padano ,a cheese made only in the Padana Valley in Northern Italy, is terrific for easy but sophisticated dishes. Prosciutto di San Daniele is a special ham,produced in San Daniele del Friuli, in the Northeast of Italy,and like all PDO products,it must pass the strictest inspection. Parmigiano Reggiano ,renowned for its complex flavor,is made exclusively in Parma,Reggio Emilia and three other neighboring Italian provinces. Prosciutto di Parma ,a delicately flavored,all-natural ham,is produced in the gently rolling hills near Parma. With legendary European foods,its easy to make restaurant-quality dishes like these. For more serving ideas and information about the PDO system,visit www.legendsfromeurope.com. Introducing Montasio CheeseMontasio,with a savory,wellbalanced flavor,is new to many Americans,but its origins can be traced back to a 17th-century monastery.To this day,it is made only in northern Italys Friuli Venezia Giulia and East Veneto and has earned membership in Europes hall of fameas a PDO product. Young semi-soft Montasio is terrific on a cheese platter or on sandwiches. Aged Montasio can be grated for pasta,risotto and other dishes. Parmigiano Reggiano-Spinach PuffsYield:about 3 dozen 4 cups baby spinach (6 ouncescooked,cooled 3/4 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 3/4 cup milk 5 tablespoons butter 3 large eggs,at room temperature 1 1/2 cups (6 ounces Parmigiano Reggiano Preheat oven to 400F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Wrap spinach in a towel,squeeze until dry; chop fine In small bowl,mix flour,salt and cayenne. In medium saucepan,bring milk and butter to a boil. Remove from heat and add flour mixture; with wooden spoon,beat until it thickens and pulls away from sides, about 1 minute. Add eggs 1 at a time,beating well until incorporated. Stir in spinach and cheese. Drop rounded spoonfuls onto prepared baking sheets, spacing 1 inch apart. Bake until golden,20 to 25 minutes. Serve warm. (Puffs can be held at room temperature up to 1 day or frozen; reheat in 400F oven,3 to 5 minutes .)Bruschetta with Skillet-Seared Mushrooms and Grana PadanoYield:4 portions 4 slices country-style bread 4 ounces Grana Padano,coarsely grated 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 pound crimini mushrooms,thinly sliced 1 small red bell pepper,cut in 1/2-inch pieces 2 cloves garlic,cut in slivers 2 teaspoons flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup half-and-half Preheat oven to 400F. On baking sheet,toast bread unt il crisp,about 10 minutes. Scatter one-third of the Grana Padano over toast. In large skillet over medium-high heat,heat olive oil; add mushrooms and cook,stirring occasionally,until they give off liquid,about 5 minutes. Stir in bell pepper and garlic; cook until tender,abou t 5 minutes. Reduce heat. Stir in flour,salt and pepper; cook,stirring,2 minutes; add half-and-half and simmer until slightly thickened, about 3 minutes. DivideoverbruschettaandtopwithremainingGrana Padano. Clockwise from upper left:Asparagus,Orange and Prosciutto di San Daniele Salad; Parmigiano Reggiano-Spinach Puffs; Ziti with RoastedC auliflower,Prosciutto di Parma and Toasted Breadcrumbs; Bruschetta with Skillet-Seared Mushrooms and Grana Padano FOOD Editors note:Page being reprinted due to a font error on Wednesday.


C M Y K BUSINESS C SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, April 1, 2012 M ILLER'S CENTRAL AIR; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 4/1,15,29; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 3 3 4 4 F LORIDA HOSPITAL HEARTLAND A/P; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, new knee; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 8 8 8 8 Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Fridays at Seacoast National Banks Lake Placid branchh ave gone to the dogs,literally. On March 2,it was Lucky and Nellie,two very special dogs that found forever homes through the Furry March event hosted by Seacoast National Bank. The bank has partnered with the HumaneS ociety of Highlands County and has invited them to come to the branch and b ring animals available for adoption. The first Friday was a great success,said Elizabeth Morris,BranchS pecialist II at Seacoast National Bank and the event organizer. We were thrilled two dogs found families and we hope even more people will come in the coming weeks. Customers and guests were served hot dogs and chips,and Seacoast donated $5f or each account that was opened that day to the Humane Society. Attendees d onated money and dog food in addition to the banks contributions. The Adoption Days continue on each F riday during the month of March. For more information about the event, c ontact Morris at 465-4834. Seacoast National Bank is the operating arm of Seacoast Banking C orporation of Florida (NASDAQ: SBCF). W ith more than $2 billion in assets and 39 branches from Orlando to Palm Beach Gardens and south central F lorida,it is one of the largest community banks headquartered in Florida. F or more information,please visit www.SeacoastNational.com. Seacoast National Bank hosts Furry Friday Adoption Days C ourtesy photo S eacoast employees and Humane Society representatives celebrate the adoption o f Nellie and Lucky, two dogs from the Humane Society of Highlands County that were adopted during Seacoast National Banks, Furry Friday Adoption Days. If youre a mong the millions of Americans expecting an income tax refundt his year,yove probably already filed your 2011r eturn and are eagerly awaiting the money. But ify ou havent already mentally s pent your refund on a guilty pleasure,here are several great ways to bet-t er put that money to work for you: Pay down debt. Beefing up credit card and loan payments can significantly lower your longterm interest payments.S uppose you currently pay $120 a month toward a $ 3,000 credit card balance at 18 percent interest. At that pace itll take 32m onths and $788 in interest to pay off,assuming no n ew purchases. By doubling your payment to $240 youll shave off 18 m onths and $441 in interest. Start an emergency fund. To protect your family against the impact of al ayoff or other unexpected financial crisis (e.g.,medical emergency,major car repair,theft),set aside enough cash to cover sixt o nine months of living expenses. Seed the account w ith part of your refund and then set up a utomatic deductions from your paycheck or checking account. Boost retirem ent savings. Beef up your 2012 IRA or 4 01(kution,especially if your employero ffers matching contributions; a 5 0 percent match corresponds to a 50 percent guaranteed rate of return s omething you wont likely find in any investment. Spend now to save later. Reap long-term savings on things you'll eventually pay for anyway: Replace older appliances w ith energy-efficient models that will pay for thems elves through lower utility bills. For example, replacing a 1980s refriger-a tor with an Energy Star model will save more than $ 100 a year. The Energy Star website (www.energystar.gov) can help you f ind Energy Star products and estimate savings. Switching from traditional light bulbs to energy-efficient alternativesl ike CFLs and LEDs, while initially more expensive,can save about $6 per bulb in annual energy costs. Just make sure theya re Energy Star-qualified Put your tax refund to work Personal Finance Jason Alderman See USE page 3C S pecial to the News-SunAVON PARK Heartland Rural Health Network,Inc. has received a $4,500 grant fromt he Winn-Dixie Foundation to help support their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Outreach Program. The purpose of this outreachp rogram is to assist low income seniors in Highlands,DeSoto a nd Hardee counties apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits,more commonly known as food stamps. A lthough there are many reasons why participation rates are lower for seniors,the most common factor is the difficulty and confusion with the onlinea pplication process. Through the Networks S NAP Outreach Program a staff member is available part time to assist seniors in Highlands,DeSoto,and Hardee counties through thea pplication process and teach them how to utilize the online application and steps required for recertification. inn Dixie is at the heart o f the communities we serve, saidMary Kellmanson,mark eting group vice-president ofWinn-Dixie Stores,Inc. and president of theWinn-Dixie Foundation. We are pleased to partner with Heartland RuralH ealth Network,as together we work to make our neighborhoods a better place. To learn more about the Winn-Dixie Foundation,visitw ww.winndixie.com. To contact the Networks SNAP spec ialist,call 452-0638. Winn-Dixie Foundation invests $4,500 in HRHN


C M Y K Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Local FFA m embers did well in the recent Area VI Horticulture Demonstration Contests heldM arch 23 at South Florida Community College. Participants from Highlands a nd Miami-Dade counties participated in the event to d etermine first and second places in each category at both the high school and middle school levels. The top two now advances to the StateH orticulture Demonstration Contests in Gainesville on April 27. The purpose of the contests are designed to stimulate careful planning,thorough knowledge and the abil-i ty to explain,by work and action,the how and whyof h orticulture practices. State Secretary Hilary Webb coordinated the events of the day,along with assistance from District XIS ecretary Megan Stein. The 15 judges and Kevin Brown, SFCC Dean of Applied Technology,who hosted the event were invaluable inh osting the event.ProductionSenior first place, T aylor Brown,Avon Park High School Middle first place, Garrett Barr Avon Park Middle SchoolConsumer UseSenior first place, Susanne Chan and Nikka Castaneda Ferguson High School; second place,Savana Fisher Sebring HighS chool; and third place,Ciera DeClue,Lake Placid High School Middle first place, Cassie Hare and Taylor Yeazel,Sebring Middle SchoolArtistic ArrangementSenior first place,Elton Gargano and Angie Patino SHS; second place,OsmarT orres and Ricardo Garcia FHS Middle first place, Courtney Sapp and Katie Weekly Lake Placid MiddleS choolMarketingSenior first place, M egan Stein SHS; second place,Andres Lozano and Nicolas Lozano FHSLandscapeSenior first place, J ennifer Swain and Brittany Palmerton; second place,C.J. Wilson LPHS T he FFA mission statement is to make a positived ifference in the lives of students by developing theirp otential for premier leadership,personal growth and c areer success through agricultural education. Page 2CNews-SunSunday, April 1, 2012www.newssun.com E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 3 3 0 0 E DWARD JONES/ED BURNSIDE***; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 4/1/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 8 8 6 6 Courtesy photo Some of the local winners in the March 23 Area VI Horticulture Demonstration Contests were (from left) Haley Webb, Savana Fisher, Megan Stein, Hallie Webb, Jennifer Swain, Brittany Palmerton, Angie Patino, Elton Gargano and Jillian Murphy. CHALKTALK Students do well in FFAHorticulture Demonstration Contest S pecial to the News-SunArea F1orida Redlands Christian Migrant Association is currently accepting childcare applications for the 2012-2013 E arly Head Start/Head Start Programs. The programs offer social,dental, health services,as well as language,mental development,vision and hearing screenings. R CMA serves low i ncome families who meet the federal income guidelines. The association spe-c ializes in helping children w ith disabilities. For more information:Avon ParkHopewell Child Development Center is an Early Head Start Programf or children 6 weeks to 2 y ear old (must be age by S ept. 1),at 100 Ernest E. Sims St. Contact Katrina Caldwell at 452-4377 or4 52-4397. Avon Park Child Development Center is a Head Start Program forc hildren 3 to 4 years old ( must be age by Sept. 1),at 1 301 Strong Ave. Contact Wendy Evans or Karen Consentino at 452-3880.SebringHope Villa Child Development Center is an Early and Head Start Program for children 6w eeks to 4 year old (must be age by Sept. 1),at 2306 Hope Circle. Contact Marc Edmond at 314-5924. Martin Luther King Child Development Center is a Head Start Program for children 3 to 4 years old (by Sept. 1),at 1801 MartinL uther King Terrace. Contact Yolanda Mason at 471-5381. Sebring Child D evelopment Center is a Head Start Program for children 3 to 4 years old (by Sept. 1),at 121 Martin Luther King Blvd. Contact E liezer Rodriguez at 3866137. RCMA t aking childcare applications Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The members of the Park Elementary Student Council have announced their Stop,Look, and Clip campaign. They are asking the community to look closely at the packages of foods,storage bags,school and office supplies,and disposable tableware and cookware for small square Box Topslabels. The labels,on brands like Betty Crocker,Kelloggs, Pillsbury,Ziploc and Avery, net the school $.10 each. The student council has made the Stop,Look,and Clip campaign on of their community outreach programs designed to help raise funds. The labels are printed on products that families use every day,said Scott King, Student Counsel sponsor. We are asking people to take a moment and cut these labels off before throwing the product packaging away. Park Elementary started collecting Box Topsseveral years ago as a way to raise much needed school funds. This year their goal is $548 worth of Box Topscollected. The clipped Box Tops can be mailed to Park Elementary at 327 E. Palmetto St.,Avon Park,FL 33825 or if donors would like they can drop them off in the school office. e hope people can remember to send us the Box Tops because we are trying to save money for a couple of projects including an outdoor classroom,said Aidan Border,fourth-grade student council member. Park Elementary Student Council starts Stop, Look and Clip S pecial to the News-SunSouth Florida Community CollegesC ommunity Education Department is offering a series of Alcohol Drug Accident Prevention Training (ADAPT) coursesf or first-time drivers license applicants. The four-hour courses will be held 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday,April 7 at the SFCC DeSotoC ampus,2252 N.E. Turner Ave.,Arcadia; and 8:30 a .m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday,April 14 at the SFCC Highlands Campus,6 00 West College Drive, Avon Park; and Saturday, A pril 28 at the SFCC Hardee Campus,2968 U.S. 17 N.,Bowling Green. Pre-registration is required. The fee is $35a nd may be paid by cash, check,or credit card. T he Education Department is also offering a series of Safe DrivingA ccident Prevention Program (SDAPP) courses f or drivers who have received a traffic citation, were court ordered toa ttend,or were involved in a traffic accident and issued a ticket. T he four-hour courses will be held from 5:309 :30 p.m. Wednesday, April 11 at the SFCC DeSoto Campus,2252 N.E. Turner Ave.,Arcadia; and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.S aturday,April 28,at the SFCC Hardee Campus, 2968 U.S. 17 N. Bowling Green. Pre-registration is required. The fee is $40 and may be paid by cash, check,or credit card. A driver improvement c ourse for senior citizens in the community will also be offered. This course will teach students how to stay safe on the road,pro-v ide information on new highway rules,and can possibly help students receive a discount on car insurance. The six-hour course will b e held 3:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday,April 3 and W ednesday,April 4 at SFCC Highlands Campus, 600 W.College Dr.,AvonP ark,in Building T,Room 24. The course number ( CRN) is 21900 and costs $29.99. The cost of the course includes a training manual. Pre-registration is r equired. All registration fees may be paid by cash, c heck,or credit card. Participants for any of the classes may register inB uilding B on the Highlands Campus or at a ny SFCC campus or center. For more information, contact the CommunityE ducation Department at 453-6661,465-5300,4947500,773-2252,or 3826 900,ext. 7388 or by email at communityeducat ion@southflorida.edu. SFCC Community Education offers driver safety classes Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155


C M Y K Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida Community College students Elizabeth Barragan, Yesenia Calderon,AnaC endejas and Brittany Hessell were chosen to repres ent SFCC as members of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTKA ll-Florida Academic Team. Students named to the academic team represent the best in state,said Dr. Charlotte Pressler,SFCC HonorsP rogram and Service Learning director. PTK advisors nominate students based on their academic merit and community servicew ork. Barragan is a member of Phi Beta Lambda and spends her free time tutoring elementary and middle school students. She graduated from SFCC in December and is currently studying pharmacy tech online through Rasmussen College. Im happy that my hard work has paid off,she said. She plans t o continue on to the University of Maryland and major in pharmacy or occupational therapy. Calderon is the current p resident of SFCCs PTK chapter and is also a member o f Phi Beta Lambda and the Student GovernmentA ssociation. She volunteers for a family law attorney where she translates for Spanish-speaking clients. Anything is possible if youh ave a goal and aim to achieve it,she said. Calderon hopes to attend the University of Florida where she will major in English andt hen apply to law school. College student and mother of two,Cendejas still finds time to excel in her classes and volunteer for the Young Peoples Theatre at SFCC. She will attend Florida Gulf Coast University and plans to become a nurse anesthetist. Im honored and privileged to have been nominated,and Im grateful that SFCC reco gnizes the diversity of its students. Hessell volunteers at a variety of events for PTK including Relay for Life andt he Young PeoplesTheatre. She is also a part of SFCCs S ervice Learning program in which she volunteers with theH ighlands County Tourist Development Center. She w ill attend the University of Central Florida and major in hospitality management. Im proud of what Ive achieved,she said. I nevert hought I could go this far. This year,112 students f rom Floridas 28 public community colleges werea ppointed to the All-Florida Academic Team. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 1, 2012Page 3C GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 4/1/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 3 3 3 3 models,which exceed minimum standards. Schedule routine car maintenance. According to AAA,simply changing your cars air filter once a year can save more than $270, while replacing older spark plugs can save $540 in wasted fuel. Ask whether your utility offers free or subsidized home energy audits. An audit will reveal what investments such as increasing home insulation and replacing drafty windows and doors will lower both winter and summer energy bills. Finance education. Strengthen your career prospects and earnings potential by adding new skills through college courses or vocational training. Ask if your employer will help pay for job-related education. You can also set money aside for your childrens or grandchildrens education by contributing to a 529 Qualified State Tuition Plan or Coverdell Education Savings Account. Bonus: Your contributions will grow tax-free until withdrawn. Prepay bills. If you expect major expenses later this year (e.g.,insurance premiums,orthodontia,college tuition),start setting money aside now so you won't rack up interest charges later. Also,paying slightly more each month toward your mortgage principal can save thousands of dollars in interest over the life of the loan. And finally,if you regularly receive large tax refunds,youre probably having too much tax withheld from your paycheck youre essentially giving the government an interest-free loan. Ask your employer fora new W-4 form and recalculate your withholding allowance. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. Continued from page 1C Use your tax refund wisely S pecial to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida Community Collegeb egins its summer registration in April. Priority and web registration for students with 40 or more hours for SFCCs 2012 summer 12week,summer first flex session,and summer second flex session,begin Monday. Priority registration for stu-d ents with 20 or more hours for all three summer terms b egins April 9. Open registration for all other students begins April 23. There will be no registrat ion for summer classes from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, April 24. T he final day to register for the summer 12-week andf irst flex session terms is M ay 6; classes begin May 7. The final day to register for the second summer flex ses-s ion is June 18; classes begin June 19. Students and prospective students are urged to register early. S FCC also begins its fall registration in April. Priority and web registration for stu-d ents with 40 or more hours f or SFCCs 2012 fall academic degree and occupational certificate programs begin Friday,April 6. Priority registration for students with 20 or more hoursf or all fall classes begins A pril 13. Open registration for all other students begins April 27. There will be no registrat ion for fall classes from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2. The final day to register for occupational certificate p rogram classes is Aug. 21; occupational certificate classes begin Aug. 22. Thef inal day to register for academic degree program fall 16-week and fall first flex session classes is Aug. 26; classes begin Aug. 27. The final day to register for academic degree program fall second flex session classes is Oct. 21; classes begin Oct.2 2. Students and prospective students are urged to register e arly. Returning students may register and pay for classes through the college portal,P anther Central,which operates 24 hours a day.To access Panther Central,visitt he colleges website and click the Panther Centrall ink on the right. Then click t he Student tab to access registration,financial aid,and payment options. T he SFCC Office of the Registrar accepts walk-in registrations from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday throughT hursday,and 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays. Students can register in Building B on theH ighlands Campus and at t he DeSoto Campus,the Hardee Campus,and the Lake Placid Center. New students can apply for admission by visiting the colleges website atw ww.southflorida.edu. Click A pply Now at the top or print and fill out the Application Form and return it to the SFCC Office of theR egistrar at the Highlands Campus or any other SFCC campus or center. Call 453-6661,465-5300, 773-2252,or 494-7500. Summer and fall registration begins at SFCC CHALKTALK Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Dr. Michele Heston, d irector,South Florida Community College Nursing Education,recently earned the designation Certified Nurse Educator (CNE orous certification examination admin-i stered by the National League for Nursing. The certification establishes nursing education as a specialty area of practice and creates a means for faculty to demonstrate their expertise in this role.I t communicates to students,peers,and the academic and health care communit ies that the highest standards of excellence are being met within a program. Our nursing program at SFCC is d edicated to lifelong learning,and we model that to our students by seeking t o promote current quality education, Heston said. After much encouragement from some of my peers in nursing education, I decided to go forward with this certi-f ication not only for my own benefit, but to also show our students that the f aculty is also dedicated to continuing our own education as well. When a nursing educator receives t he certification,it shows that they know everything they need to know a bout nursing education,said Rebecca Sroda,associate dean,Allied Health. Having instructors with the certification proves the expertise,commitment, a nd credentials of the instructors in our program,which are things all students should look for when choosing anye ducational program. The test is extremely challenging a nd requires countless hours of preparation and study. Anyone who wants this certification has to have a strong desire to earn it, a nd Michele has this desire as well as a passion for nursing education,Sroda said. C urrently,four other SFCC nursing faculty members are preparing to test f or the certification. S S F F C C C C N N u u r r s s i i n n g g d d i i r r e e c c t t o o r r e e a a r r n n s s s s p p e e c c i i a a l l c c e e r r t t i i f f i i c c a a t t i i o o n n Courtesy photo South Florida Community College Nursing Education Director Dr. MicheleH eston instructs nursing assistant students (from left) Maria Jaimes, Danuyel Herrin, and Janay Fuse on patient care using a patient simulator. Students represent SFCC on All-Florida Academic Team


C M Y K Page 4CNews-SunSunday, April 1, 2012www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000513 SEC.: Civil U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON MORTGAGE SECURITIES CORP., HOME EQUITY PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1 Plaintiff, v. RONALD F. KELLY A/K/A RONALD KELLY; KEISHA SMITH; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(SW HO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; SEAN W. FIELDER; DAWN FIELDER; AND FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE SERVICES, CO Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Granting Plaintiff's Motion to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale dated March 14, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 28-2010-CA-000513 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 25th day of April, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, Courthouse Basement, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: THE SOUTHERLY 1/2 OF LOT 6, ALL OF LOT 5, AND ALL OF LOT 4, LESS AND EXCEPT THE SOUTHERLY 15 FEET THEREOF, LYING IN BLOCK 270, LAKE SEBRING SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, AT PAGE 16, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE WHERE THE COMMON LINE OF LOTS 3 AND 4 INTERSECTS CLEVELAND ROAD; THENCE RUN NORTHWESTERLY ALONG CLEVELAND ROAD A DISTANCE OF 15 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN NORTHEASTERLY AND PARALLEL TO THE COMMON LINE OF LOTS 3 AND 4 TO THE REAR LOT LINE OF LOT 4; THENCE RUN NORTHWESTERLY ALONG THE REAR OF LOTS 4, 5 AND 6 A DISTANCE OF 130.50 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG THE CENTER LINE OF LOT 6 TO POINT ON CLEVELAND ROAD; THENCE RUN SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG CLEVELAND ROAD A DISTANCE OF 110 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Office of the Court Administrator Phone: (863 TDD: (863 or (800Florida Relay Service much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid of service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. DATED AT SEBRING, FLORIDA THIS 21ST DA Y OF MARCH, 2012. By: /s/ Annette E. Daff ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA April 1, 8, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 282009CA000695XXXXXX U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR BY TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR MLMI TRUST SERIES 2006-RM1, Plaintiff, vs DIMITRI RAVELO A/K/A DIMITRI J. RAVELO; et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated March 20, 2012, entered in Case No. 282009CA000695XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR BY TRUSTEE TO BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE FOR MLMI TRUST SERIES 2006-RM1, is the Plaintiff and DIMITRI RAVELO A/K/A DIMITRI J. RAVELO; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTEREST BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell, pursuant to Chapter 45, Florida Statutes, to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, on the 17th day of April, 2012, at 11:00 am, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 1, BLOCK 256, SEBRING SUMMIT, UNIT NO. 1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 78, 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. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Highlands County Courthouse. Telephone Tampa, FL 33614 (813 (813 March 25; April 1, 2012 1050L egals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009-CA-001922 PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION Plaintiff, vs. CLYDE J. BROWN A/K/A CLYDE BROWN AND MICHELLE A. BROWN A/K/A MICHELLE AMANDA MILLER; BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; PINE & LAKE OF SEBRING HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 1, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2009-CA-001922 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff and CLYDE J. BROWN A/K/A CLYDE BROWN AND MICHELLE A. BROWN A/K/A MICHELLE AMANDA MILLER are defendant(s 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 17, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 84, OF PINE AND LAKE SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14, PAGE 3, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (8632 receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 08-1440-GCS OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. MARY BETH BINKLEY-GILL A/K/A MARYBETH B. GILL; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY BETH BINKLEY-GILL A/K/A MARYBETH B. GILL; SCOTT L. GILL; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SCOTT L. GILL; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL O THER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; LEISURE LAKES HOME OWNERS CIVIC ASSOCIATION, INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, T OGETHER WITH ANY GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LEINORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S ING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST DEFENDANT(S TENANT #2; Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOT 37, BLOCK 31, LEISURE LAKES, SECTION FOUR, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3006 Brooklands Ave Lake Placid, FL 33852 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on April 17, 2012. DATED THIS 21st DAY OF MARCH, 2012. 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 pendents, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 21st day of March, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 25; April 1, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010-CA-000941 GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC Plaintiff, vs. STEPHANIE V. GILLOTTI A/K/A STEPHANIE ELAINE GILLOTTI A/K/A STEPHANIE GILLOTTI; DARIO DANIEL GILLOTTI A/K/A DARIO D. GILLOTTI; CAPITAL ONE BANK (USA F/K/A CAPITAL ONE BANK; SEBRING RIDGE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 19, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-000941 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff and STEPHANIE V. GILLOTTI A/K/A STEPHANIE ELAINE GILLOTTI A/K/A STEPHANIE GILLOTTI are defendant(s 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 25, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 26, BLOCK 7, SEBRING RIDGE, SECTION ``G'', ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (8632 receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813 (813 April 1, 8, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 11-898 GCS FIRSTBANK PUERTO RICO d/b/a FIRSTBANK FLORIDA f/k/a UNIBANK, Plaintiff v. GREENLODGE, LLC; PAUL F. COLLINS; PATRICK J. SIMMONS; EDWARD G. TOUCHTON, JR.; AND UNKNOWN TENANT, Defendants. NOTICE OF JUDICIAL SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment on the Complaint entered in the above-styled cause of action now pending in said court, that THE CLERK SHALL OFFER FOR SALE to the highest and best bidder for cash at 490 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870 at 11:00 a.m., on the April 17, 2012, the following described property: Legal Description: Lots 12 through 16, inclusive, and Lots 32 through 36, inclusive and that closed road adjoining Lots 32 through 36, inclusive, Sunset Heights Subdivision, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 61, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, bearing Folio No. S18-3429-130-0000-0120 and street address of 3012 State Road 17 North, Sebring, FL 33870 (``Real Property'' Property Address: 3012 SR 17 North, Sebring, Florida 33870 CLERK OF COURT By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk April 1, 8, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010-CA-001077 CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. DEBRA RAE AMES A/K/A DEBRA R. AMES A/K/A DEBRA AMES F/K/A DEBRA R. STONE A/K/A DEBBIE R. STONE; JOHN TIMOTHY AMES A/K/A JOHN AMES; SEBRING HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES, LLC D/B/A HIGHLANDS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER. Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 19, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-001077 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein CITIMORTGAGE, Plaintiff and DEBRA RAE AMES A/K/A DEBRA R. AMES A/K/A DEBRA AMES F/K/A DEBRA R. STONE A/K/A DEBBIE R. STONE are defendant(s 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 25, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 41, BLOCK 10, HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES, SECTION K, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 9, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (8632 receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813 (813 April 1, 8, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000162 Divison BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff, vs. JENNIFER CURRY, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JENNIFER CURRY, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on March 20, 2012, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: LOT 4, BLOCK S, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 10, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 211 DEERWALK AVE., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on April 17, 2012 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 21st day of March, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk March 25; April 1, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000502 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, vs. CHRISTINA M. MCANALLY, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated February 22, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000502 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP is the Plaintiff and CHRISTINA M. MCANALLY; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court 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 25th day of April, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 1, IN BLOCK B, OF HILLCREST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 41, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY. A/K/A 414 E. OAK STREET, AVON PARK, FL 33825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on February 23, 2012. R OBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P .O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10123136 COUNTRY-CONV B/C-R-UNASSIGNED-Team 2 F10123136 **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 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. A pril 1, 8, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 282012CP000066A000XX DIVISION: PROBATE IN RE: ESTATE OF EUGENE H. KIMMEL, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the Estate of Eugene H. Kimmel, deceased, whose date of death was November 13, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representatives and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against the 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 the decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 1, 2012. Personal Representative: Ramona A. Kimmel 3209 Delaware Ave. Sebring, FL 33872 Attorney for Personal Representative: William T. Bonham Florida Bar #0728896 Ohio Bar #0040181 Mularski, Bonham, Dittmer & Phillips, LLC 107 West Johnstown Road Gahanna, Ohio 43230 (614 (614 April 1, 8, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2012-CA-000080 M&T BANK, Plaintiff, vs. VICENTE BARAJAS A/K/A VICENTE C. BARAJAS, ET. AL. Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s VICENTE BARAJAS A/K/A VICENTE C. BARAJAS (CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN Last known address: 5005 CRICKET DRIVE, SE-B RING, FL 33876 Additional address: 2652 DOLPHIN DR., SEBRING, FL 33870 MARIA SOCORRO BARAJAS A/K/A MARIA S. BARAJAS (CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN Last known address: 5005 CRICKET DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33876 Additional address: 2652 DOLPHIN DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33870 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOTS 21 AND 22, BLOCK 226, CARVA HILLS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 110, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 5005 CRICKET DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33876 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to Adam G. Levine, Esq. at VAN NESS LAW FIRM P.A., Attorney for the Plaintiff, whose address is 1239 E. 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C M Y K Page 6CNews-SunSunday, April 1, 2012www.newssun.com 2006 *MAZDA MIATA MX5 Convertible / Low Mileage / Dual Transmission / Excellent Condition! Call 863-214-3669 2004 CHEVYBLAZER / 1 Owner / CD/ Tinted Windows / Garaged / 29,000 miles / Reese hitch. $8000. 863-385-8350 2000 CHEVYASTRO (work van Rack, Rubber Matting, w/Cage divider & Tool bins. Good gas mileage. Trailer w/ double axle, 15 ft. 863-699-2444 9450Automotive for Sale FORD BRONCO1989 Heavy Duty, 4 wheel drive, like new tires. $1000 Call 863-699-0752 1996 FORDF250 w/ TOPPER, 64,000 miles. SOLD!!!!!!! 9200Trucks 9000 Transportation HOLIDAY RAMBLER1995 Travel Trailer. In good shape. 8' x 24' deck. Mossey Cove Fishing Camp in Loredo. $3,000 obo. Will sell Trailer separate. 989-309-0229. 2000 GEORGIEBOY LANDAU 35 ft., 43,000 miles. Tow package 2000 Mercury Mountaineer w/ Blue Ox tow bar, road master braking system & drive shaft disconnect included. Clean new carpeting & never smoked in. Call 863-465-2333 or 863-441-4754 8450Motor HomesSHOT GUNCharles Daily. 12 gauge, over & under/full & modified. Vent rib, 30" barrels. Very good cond. $595. Lake Placid Call 863-465-6749 8270Firearms9 FOOTINFLATABLE BOAT, trailer, foot pump, electric pump, oars, trolling motor, battery, $425, 863-382-6741. 8050Boats & Motors 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, h ave an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520P ets & Supplies GENERATOR SEARS5,000 watt. used once. $400 obo. Call 918-884-9008 ENGINE HEAVYDuty Industrial Engine. 2 cyl. 18hp output shaft. 1 7/16 diameter. $395. Call 863-471-3162 7380M achinery & ToolsSEBRING TUES.4/3 Thur. 4/5. 8 1pm. 1121 Sunset Dr. Yard & Open House Sale! Dodge Caravan for Sale & much more. chefangel22@gmail.com for inquiries. 7320Garage &Yard Sales TOOLS WELDING50' hose/gauge plus torch. Asking $60 Call 863-382-2668 TOASTER OVENBlack & Decker, Like N ew! $7. 863-385-1615 TENT /SINGLE PERSON $15. 863-699-1119 SWIVEL ROCKERCHAIR Needs heavy cleaning. Good construction. Serviceable. Free. Call 863-452-0269 STAINLESS WALKERCane style with 4 legs (medical 863-385-1615 SAILBOAT MAST/ 22 foot / $90. 863-699-1119 PATIO SET2 seat sofa w/1 chair & cushions. Dark brown wicker. $75 Call 863-402-1935 PAIR OFCRUTCHES (adjustable Medical. $7. 863-385-1615 GOLF SHOES/ Size 11 Med. / Black leather w/ brown saddle / Barley used. $ 25. 863-699-1119 ELLIPTICAL CLIMBERPro-Form 600 w/manual. $200. Excellent. Call 863-452-0471 CHILDREN'S TABLEwith 4 CHAIRS. $10. 863-471-3456 BRIO ORThomas The Train Table. $50 C all 863-257-1174 BOY'S SPIDERMANBIKE. Excellent condition. $10. 863-471-3456 7310B argain BuysGENERATOR -NEW Briggs & Stratton, 305, 10HP OHV, 2 50' electric cables, 5 gal. gerry jugs (for gas Shed 6' X 3 1/2'W X 5'H. Complete. $500 863-385-4701 7300Miscellaneous DINING ROOMSET Broyhill. Hutch & Glass Table 41 x 71, has a decorative base. 6 chairs, showroom cond. Moving. $750 Call 863-402-1935 7180F urnitureFREEZER KENMOREUpright. Like New! $100 obo. Call 918-884-9008 7040Appliances 7000 MerchandiseSEBRING CENTRALLYlocated at 2905 State Rd. 17 North. One quarter mile from Sebring Parkway. Retail/Commercial/Warehouse Space 2700 + Sq. ft Office Space, Storage, 5 Overhead doors, 2 Bathrooms. Space can be divided. Terms negotiable. 863-471-7971 or 863-385-3209 6750Commercial RentalSPRING LAKECHRISTIAN PERSON to share kitchen, laundry rm., private BR & BA. No pets OR smoking. Must have own phone service. 1st & Last Mo. Rent & 1/2 Mo Sec. Call 863-655-0136 6400Rooms for Rent SUN 'NLAKES of Sebring 3049 sq. ft. Lease Option / Sell, 3BR, 2BA, Huge Den, Din. Room, 2C. Gar. Large corner lot. All price nego. small down, Owner financing. Call 954-270-5242 SEBRING UNIQUEMust See, Cedar House on Stilts. Huge deck, pond. Huge Lot. Secluded, surrounded by woods. 1 bedroom. Good for Single or Couple. $595/mo. & Security. 863-414-0842 or 863-414-0942 SEBRING 1,2 & 3 Bedroom Rentals Available. $350-$600/mo. Call 863-655-3504 SEBRING -2BR, 1BA, 1CG, Partially Fenced Yard. Pets OK!! $650 Monthly. 1st. & Security Deposit. 3437 Sparta Cir. Call 863-385-3101 LAKE PLACID3BR, 2BA, Living Rm., Dining Rm., Den, Kitchen, W/D hookup, 1CG. No Pets! $700 Mo. 1st & $500 sec. dep. Call 863-840-2013 or 863-699-0897 BEAUTIFUL SINGLEFAMILY HOME. Great location. Close to Shopping, Hospital, Schools & Restaurants. $825/mo. + Utlities. Call 571-247-5829 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING *SUN 'N LAKES End Unit T riplex, walking distance to Hospital, 4501 Mercado Dr., 2BR, 2Ba 1050 sq. ft. plus 280 sq. ft. lani, Rent includes elec., direct TV lawn care. Fully Furnished. Call 863-385-0976 SEBRING -*Beautifully Furnished Home* Country Club of Sebring. 2BR, 2BA, Large Kitchen, Dining Rm., Living Rm., Den, Lani & Pool. Available April 20th thru Nov. 1st. No Pets! Price per m onth. $1100. 863-386-0340. PLACID LAKES3BR (1 Mother in law type quarters). 2.5BA, 1CG, Screened porch, 2 Lots, near Golf & Fishing, Country setting. Short term/ Yearly. 863-699-2444 6250F urnished Houses LAKE PLACID1 & 2 BR, APTS. R ENTAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE, FORECLOSURES WELCOME THORNBURY APARTMENTS TTY 800-955-8771 863-465-4526 AVON PARKSHADY OAKS APTS 1 & 2 BR Fully renovated units, W/D hookups. Laundry service available. Senior Discount. 863-257-0017 AVON PARKApartment with Balcony Overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware Ave. 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 2 BEDROOM/11/2BATH VILLA ON CANAL TO LAKE GRASSY. FURNISHED, WASHER/DRYER, NEW A.C. 305-310-6162SEBRING -1BR, 1BA. Tile floors, fresh paint. I ncludes water. $425/mo. C all Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. 6200UnfurnishedApartments**NOW LEASING**PARK PLAZAA BRAND NEW RENTAL COMMUNITY LOCATED IN AVON PARK, FL SPACIOUS 2BR 2BA APARTMENT HOMES.**ONLY $585/mo.** A MUST SEE! **********************Please Call 863-257-4603 for more information. RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 1BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING ONLake Jackson. Great Sunsets! 1 bdrm. No Pets. Large porch. $425/mo. plus security. Call 863-273-2103. 6150FurnishedApartmentsSEBRING TOWNHOUSE,2/1.5. Carpet upstairs, ceiling fans. View of Lake Jackson, close to mall. $500/mo, water & sewer included. Call Dale 863-382-4830 6100Villas & CondosFor Rent SEBRING IMMACULATE2/1, New Solid Oak Kitchen Cabinets, Tile Floor, Inside Laundry Room, Eat In Kitchen. $550/mo + $300 security. Most Pets Ok. 4911 Manatee Dr. 863-446-7274 PLACID LAKES2BR, 2BA Nicely Furnished / Immaculate, C/H/A, near Golf & Fishing. Short term / yearly. 863-699-0045 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals PARK MODELFOR SALE EXCELLENT CONDITION AFFORDABLE LOT RENT AVON MOBILE HOME PARK 55 PLUS PARK SORRY NO PETS (863 PALM HARBORHOMES NEW HOME STIMULUS 5K For Your Used Mobile Home A ny Condition 800-622-2832 ext 210 MOBILE HOMESFOR SALE AFFORDABLE LOT RENT AVON MOBILE HOME PARK 55 PLUS PARK SORRY NO PETS 863-453-3415 LORIDA -FURNISHED 1BR, 1BA, w/ Large Storage & Screened Porch on Canal going into Lake Istokpoga, Mallard Park, Lorida Fl. $600 obo Call Mary 863-385-8806 FURN. *WHISPERINGPines Village* 55+ 24'x44' Dbl. wide w/ screened p orch, shed, carport. 2BR, 2BA, remodeled Kit. w/ pull out shelves. Great cond. $27,000. 863-471-6387 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 WantedSTATE GRAZINGLEASE BID #BPLA2011-001 Section 28, Township 35 South, Range 31 East Highlands County 1,395 +/acres For a complete bid package call Ann Henson (850 http://www.dep.state.fl.us/lands/ buy_bid.htm---Bid Deadline is April 13, 2012 1:00p.m. EST ---March 21, 30; April 6, 2012 4260Acreage for SaleSEBRING OWNERMUST SELL! Builder/Investment Lots in Spring Lake, a Golf Community. Owner will finance, no credit check. Only $5K with $500 down. 772-343-9602 4220Lots for SalePLACID LAKES.Lakefront Property 3/2/2. $110,000. Possible contract with reasonable down payment. Call 918-884-9008 4170Lakefront Prop.For SaleSUN 'NLAKES of Sebring 3049 sq. ft. L ease Option / Sell, 3BR, 2BA, Huge Den, Din. Room, 2C. Gar. Large corner lot. All price nego. small down, Owner financing. Call 954-270-5242 4080Homes for SaleS ebring 4000 R eal Estate 3000 F inancial WE ARE SEEKING someone interested in serving as a Music Minister for our congregation. The position would be a "volunteer ministry." Also, seeking a volunteer to work with our Youth program. If you are interested please c ontact our office at 863-453-5334. SEEKING EXPERIENCEDDialysis RN or will train the right person for a state -of-the-art dialysis clinic. We offer an excellent salary and benefit package. Please call Peggy at 863-382-9443 or fax resume to 863-382-9242. LAWN SERVICE/ Hiring PT Help / Experience Preferred in Commercial Lawn Care. Call 863-314-0969 2100H elp Wanted RESIDENTIAL ASSISTANTFT One Year Related Exp. Required Apply in Person at Ridge Area Arc 120 W College Drive, Avon Park, Fl. EOE/Drug Free Workplace ADVERTISING SALESASSISTANT We Are Expanding! We have a new position available, in Sebring for an ADVERTISING SALES ASSISTANT Responsibilities: Scheduling Client appointments. Maintaining advertising schedules, Client relations and assist Multi Media Account Executive. Salary News Sun Send reply to 2227 US 27 South Sebring, Fl. 33870 EOE APARTMENT MANAGER Placid Arms Apartments Prev. Rural Development Property mgmt. exp. preferred. Computer, math, communication and organizational skills a must. Part-time 20 hours per week. Fax resume to 407-347-1036 EOE. MAINTENANCE PERSON NEEDED F/T for large assisted living facility. Experience preferred with A/C's small general repairs, floor care, painting and various other duties, problem solving ability a must. Salary based on experience. Apply in person at 5005 Sun N Lake Blvd. Sebring, Fl. J ANITORIAL CLEANBY CONTRACT Succor Systems 866-288-7351 OUTSIDE SALESEXP'D $80-$150 Up per day. Paid weekly. Could receive overrides from other workers. Call Ed: 352-217-9937 MEDICAL ASSISTANT/SECRETARY NEEDED Doctors office experience preferred, computer skills necessary. Full time. E -mail resume to jlee3101@gmail.com 2100H elp WantedR &R HARVESTING INC. 99 Temporary workers needed in Wauchula and Arcadia, Fl. from approximately 5/5/2012 6/01/2012. Following Supervisors instruction the worker will preform manual labor to hand cut and pack watermelons. Use hand tools such as shears and knives. Duties also include cleaning, loading and unloading harvested products. Grade and sort products according to factors such as color, species, length, width, appearance, feel and quality to ensure correct processing and usage. Discard inferior or defective products and/or foreign matter, and place acceptable products in containers for further processing. Weigh products or estimate their weight, visually or by feel. Place products in containers according to grade and mark grades on materials and products to ensure that packing specifications are met. Clean and maintain work areas. Must assist with all Good Agricultural Practices policies. Preform prolonged bending, reaching, lifting up to 60 lbs. Workers will be paid the highest of $9.54 per hr. 3/4 guarantee, 35 hrs. per week, housing, equipment and transportation provided at no cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their residence at the end of each work day, must be 18 years or older. Transportation and subsistence expenses to the work site will be reimbursed upon completion of 50% of the work contract or earlier if appropriate. We participate in the E-Verify program and worker must have valid identification for I-9 preparation when they report to begin work. 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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comIt was a bedeviling week for the Blue Streak baseball team, with all t hree opponents having a devil as their mascot. Avon Parks Red Devils bested them Monday, but Sebring stopped the Red Devils of Kathleen on Tuesday. Friday brought a Blue Devil to town, with a visit from Winter Haven, and a backand-forth affair ensued, with the Streaks hanging on for a 10-6 win. Early errors helped pave the way for a three-run first for the visitors, though Sebring bounced right back with two runs of their own in the bottom of the inning. The next two innings w ent by without a run, but the Blue Devils upped their advantage to 4-2 with a score in the top of the fourth. But the Streaks broke out with four in the bottom of the frame and added another in the fifth for a 7-4 lead. Winter Haven, however, got back into it with two in the sixth, cutting it to 76. But Sebring got the By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAVON PARK Looking f or atonement on a number of different fronts, the Red D evils would have to wait f or a late rally and an extra inning to make good on it. And when the dust had settled, Avon Park had made up for its lone district loss of the season, as well as the only county loss, in Fridays 6-5, eight-inning win over Lake Placid. In the Dragons 4-1 win early this month, it had been the strong pitching of Heath Harris and a fourrun third that had propelled them to victory. And once again, Harris was on the mound, though Lake Placid got the offense rolling a bit earlier. After a scoreless first for both sides, Tyler Carr reached on a one-out infield single to deep short. Ricky Miller then powered one into the right-center field gap for an RBI triple and Harris helped his own cause with a suicide squeeze bunt to score Miller. Josh Montero reached on an error to put runners on first and second, with a passed ball then advancing the runners to second and third. Laine Daum followed with a ground-out to third, scoring Harris, though firstbaseman Tyrone Perry alertly fired back across the diamond to catch Montero trying to advance to third, to end the inning. The Devils would bounce back in the bottom of the inning, with Alfred Brown singling and moving to second on an Anthony Carruthers line-single to center. Mason Jahna singled Brown home and Colton Brock, running for catcher Carruthers, came in on a double-play grounder to cut the deficit to 3-2. But the Dragons would get those two runs back in the next two innings, with a Pike Cloninger double scoring Nevada Weaver in the SPORTS D SE CTION I nside This Section Masters Shuffleboard . . .3D Vickers coming back . . .3D Staying in game at 40+ . . .5D News-Sun Sunday, April 1, 2012 News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Joy Donglasan and the Lady Blue Streaks finished the seas on strong on Thursday. B y DAN HOEHNE d aniel.hoehne@newssun.comThursdays 6-1 win at Hardee made it nine in a row for the Lady Blue Streaks of the tennis courts, ending their regular season with a 16-1 record. The team hasnt known defeat since Tuesday, Feb. 21, at the hands of George Jenkins, to which head coach Janie Hollinger had said it was a good learning experience to play against a really talented team like that. The girls obviously learned their lesson well, and havent lost since. Against the Lady Wildcats Thursday, the lone loss came at No. 1 singles, where Kaley Waltr battled through three sets against Summer Palmer. After dropping the opener 6-1, Walter rallied for a 6-3 win in the second set. But Palmer flipped the script and took her own 6-3 win in the third set to claim the match. From there, however, Sebring rolled. Nisha Patel went 6-2, 6-1 over Taylor Pohl at No. 2 singles before Joy Donglasan served up a shutout at No. 3, going 6-0, 6-0 over Ashley Baker. Kelly Broen was nearly as dominant at No. 4, with a 61, 6-0 win, while Morgan Heston duplicated Donglasans feat with a 6-0, 6-0 victory. The Killer Ps of Palmer and Pohl put up a good fight at No. 1 doubles with Walter and Donglasan, but the Lady Streaks held on to a 7-6 (8-6 6-4 win. But then Sebring finished that match and their regular season off in fine fashion with Patel and Broen cruising to a 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 2. The team, however, doest have much time to savor their impressive regular season, as they head to the District 10-3Atournament beginning Monday at, of all places, George Jenkins. Lady Streaks end on a high note Sebring6Hardee1 A von Park6Lake Placid5 Sebring10Winter Haven6 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Avon Parks Mason Jahna had three hits and three RBI, including the game winner in the eighth inning, in Fridays 6-5, comeback win over Lake Placid. N ews-Sun photo by SCOTTDRESSEL Aaron Hart went the whole way Friday night, striking out five Blue Devil hitters in Sebrings district win over Winter H aven. Devils top Dragons in extras See AP, Page 4D Streaks waylay Winter Haven See SEBRING, Page 4D News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBOR N Kyle Yarbrough made it official Thursday morning, signing to attend and play football at the University of the Cumberlands. Joining him for the occasion were, back row left to right, Sebring AD Chris Cook, mother Karen and head coach LaVaar Scott. Front row, flanking Kyle, are father Danny and sister Kelly. By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondentSEBRING All the kids have worked hard over their career, but Kyle definitely is one of the kids that stood out. He took it to another notch, said Sebring head coach Lavaar Scott Thursday morning as Sebring standout Kyle Yarbrough was joined by staff and family as he signed on the dotted line to commit to playing football for University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KYnext fall. When asked what interested him in the school, Yarbrough explained, I liked how they already won four conference championships in the past five years. The coaches there are very nice; they seem like they know what they are doing. Also they have a prephysicians assistant program, and thats what I want to be when I graduate college. Yarbrough is also eager to join the Cumberlands community. The school is involved in the Upwards basketball program and they have a church on campus. His family was there to support him, just as they have done throughout his career. Parents Danny and Karen, as well as sister Kelly, were there for the occasion, and along with Scott, they comprise Kyles biggest fan club. He deserves all of this because he really worked hard for it. He came every day, even the extra days-he was always there. This quality was one Scott highlighted as he contacted the Cumberlands coach. Some kids you can vouch for and you can say, yes sir, he works hardbut with Kyle I told the coach, He came Yarbrough heading to Cumberlands See KYLE, Page 4D


C M Y K Nu-Hope TourneySEBRING The Sandy Foster Memorial/NU-HOPE Elder Care Services Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, April 14, at Highlands Ridge Golf Club North Course in Avon Park. T his event, sponsored by MIDFLORIDACredit Union, is a two-person scramble with handicapped flights. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., w ith a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. An awards ceremony and lunch, spons ored by the Palms of Sebring, will foll ow. The event will also include a putting contest, awards for closest to the pin, and a hole-in-one contest sponsored by the Cohan Radio Group. Registration is $60 per $120 per team. Sponsorships are also available. Entries may be submitted to NU-HOPE Elder Care Services, 6414 US Hwy 27 S., Sebring FL33876. All funds raised will be used locally to enhance services to seniors living in Highlands and Hardee County. This will be the 15th year that the agency has held its signature fundraising event. Last year the name was changed to the Sandy Foster Memorial/NU-HOPE Elder Care Services Golf Tournament as a tribute to NU-HOPEs former Executive Director who passed away in September of 2010. Through his passion, leadership and inspiration, this event has raised over $290,000. Members of the community can help to support this important event by entering a team, becoming a sponsor, or donating gift certificate(s in our fundraising raffle. For more information, please visit www.nuhopeeldercare.org or contact Laurie Murphy, NU-HOPE Elder Care Services, Inc., 382-2134, or fax at 3824546, or email murphyl@nuhope.org.6th Annual Sottile TourneyLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Athletic Associations Annual Nick Sottile Memorial Golf Tournament is Saturday, April 14, at the Placid Lakes Country Club. The event is a four-person scramble with cash prizes for the winning teams in each flight, hole-in-one prizes at three holes as well as other prizes. Golfers tee off at 8 a.m. and the cost is $100 per person or $400 for a team. Entry fee includes greens fee, cart, beverages and a spectacular feast including jumbo shrimp, pulled pork, BBQ chicken and all the accoutrements. Bill Jarrett Ford is helping underwrite the event, but more sponsors are needed. Sponsorship ranges from $1,000 to $50 hole-sponsors and lunch tickets are included with most sponsorship levels. P roceeds from this tournament directly benefit youth sports in Lake Placid and a portion of the proceeds are donated to the Nick Sottile Memorial Scholarship Fund. N icholas Nick Sottile was a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper and hometown h ero killed in the line of duty in January o f 2007. LPAAdonates all the organizations proceeds to youth sports in Lake Placid, and has donated more than $2-million dollars to youth sports since its inception. For more information, contact Laura Teal 441-0729 or Darrell Heckman at 441-0417.C hurch League SoftballSEBRING The new season for church leagues will be starting in May and there is room for new teams. There are three opportunities to get involved. First, if you have 12 or more people, men and women, from your church, ages 16 and up, that would like to form a team, call for a flyer with information. Secondly, if you have three or four players, call other churches and see if you can combine players to form a team, then call for a flyer. Finally, if you are just by yourself and want to play, call up and ask to be put on an existing team, or form a new one if enough players sign up. Regular church attendance is mandatory, which means more than just showing up regularly every Christmas. You may call Calvary Church at 3864900, or Lester Osbeck at 446-1139, for a flyer or to sign up as an individual for a team. Call soon, as registration needs to be in by Monday, April 30.Sebring Cheer TryoutsSEBRING Sebring High School Cheer Tryouts will be Monday, April 9, from 3:30 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 10, from 3:30 6 p.m. and Wednesday, April 11, beginning at 1:30 p.m. Mandatory Parent meeting will be on Tuesday, April 3, at 5:30 p.m. in the Smith Center at Sebring High School. For information contact Coach Maurice Williams or Coach Wendy Cloud at Sebring High School at 471-5500. EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston2922.569 Philadelphia2823.5491 New York2626.500312New Jersey1835.34012 Toronto1735.3271212Southeast Division WLPctGB Miami3713.740 Orlando3220.6156 Atlanta3122.585712Washington1239.2352512Charlotte742.1432912Central Division WLPctGB x-Chicago4211.792 Indiana3020.6001012Milwaukee2427.47117 Detroit1833.35323 Cleveland1732.34723WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio3514.714 Dallas3023.5667 Memphis2722.5518 Houston2824.538812New Orleans1338.25523 Northwest Division WLPctGB Oklahoma City3912.765 Denver2824.5381112Utah2725.5191212Minnesota2528.47215 Portland2428.4621512Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers3120.608 L.A. Clippers3021.5881 Phoenix2526.4906 Golden State2030.4001012Sacramento1833.35313 x-clinched playoff spot ___ Thursdays Games Indiana 93, Washington 89 Miami 106, Dallas 85 Portland 99, New Orleans 93 Oklahoma City 102, L.A. Lakers 93 Fridays Games Denver 99, Charlotte 88 Miami 113, Toronto 101 Washington 97, Philadelphia 76 Atlanta 100, New York 90 Milwaukee 121, Cleveland 84 Chicago 83, Detroit 71 Houston 98, Memphis 89 Boston 100, Minnesota 79 Dallas 100, Orlando 98 Sacramento 104, Utah 103 New Jersey 102, Golden State 100 L.A. Clippers 98, Portland 97 Saturdays Games New Orleans at L.A. Lakers, late Charlotte at Detroit, late Cleveland at New York, late Atlanta at Philadelphia, late Indiana at San Antonio, late Memphis at Milwaukee, late New Jersey at Sacramento, late Utah at L.A. Clippers, late Sundays Games Chicago at Oklahoma City, 1 p.m. Miami at Boston, 3:30 p.m. Washington at Toronto, 6 p.m. Denver at Orlando, 6 p.m. Indiana at Houston, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Portland, 9 p.m. New Orleans at Phoenix, 9 p.m. Golden State at L.A. Lakers, 9:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA x-N.Y. Rangers50217107217173 x-Pittsburgh48246102264208 x-Philadelphia4524898248214 New Jersey4428694214205 N.Y. Islanders33331177190230 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA x-Boston4528494251189 Ottawa39281088236227 Buffalo38301086205215 Toronto3336975218249 Montreal29351472200218 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Florida37251690192215 Washington3931886209221 Winnipeg3634880211230 Carolina31311678208232 Tampa Bay3535777220266WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA x-St. Louis482010106202151 x-Nashville4525898223203 x-Detroit4627597240195 Chicago4326995235225 Columbus2645759185253 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA y-Vancouver48219105236189 Colorado4133688205209 Calgary35291585192219 Minnesota32351074164212 Edmonton3138971208230 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Los Angeles39271290182166 Dallas4231589207209 Phoenix38271389202202 San Jose39291088211201 Anaheim33331177194213 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ___ Thursdays Games Washington 3, Boston 2, SO Chicago 4, St. Louis 3, SO Philadelphia 7, Toronto 1 New Jersey 6, Tampa Bay 4 N.Y. Islanders 5, Pittsburgh 3 Minnesota 3, Florida 2, OT Phoenix 2, San Jose 0 Fridays Games Winnipeg 4, Carolina 3, OT Columbus 4, Florida 1 N.Y. Rangers 4, Montreal 1 Pittsburgh 5, Buffalo 3 Nashville 4, Detroit 1 Colorado 4, Calgary 1 Los Angeles 4, Edmonton 1 Vancouver 5, Dallas 2 Saturdays Games Boston at N.Y. Islanders, late Ottawa at Philadelphia, late Buffalo at Toronto, late Montreal at Washington, late New Jersey at Carolina, late Winnipeg at Tampa Bay, late Columbus at St. Louis, late Chicago at Nashville, late Los Angeles at Minnesota, late Anaheim at Phoenix, late Calgary at Vancouver, late Dallas at San Jose, late Sundays Games Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 12:30 p.m. Ottawa at N.Y. Islanders, 3 p.m. Florida at Detroit, 4 p.m. Boston at N.Y. Rangers, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago, 7 p.m. Edmonton at Anaheim, 8 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEWLPct Toronto225.815 Oakland145.737 Detroit167.696 Los Angeles1710.630 Seattle128.600 Minnesota1713.567 New York1411.560 Boston1311.542 Kansas City1513.536 Baltimore1112.478 Chicago1216.429 Texas1017.370 Tampa Bay816.333 Cleveland620.231NATIONAL LEAGUEWLPct St. Louis158.652 San Diego1912.613 San Francisco1612.571 Colorado1512.556 Los Angeles1312.520 Houston1414.500 Chicago1416.467 Milwaukee1214.462 Miami1012.455 Cincinnati1316.448 Philadelphia1215.444 Washington1114.440 Arizona1116.407 Atlanta1016.385 Pittsburgh817.320 New York717.292 NOTE: Split-squad games count in the standings; games against non-major league teams do not. ___ Thursdays Games Minnesota 11, Pittsburgh 6 Washington (ss Miami 3, St. Louis 1 Philadelphia 2, Tampa Bay 1 Toronto 3, Boston 2 L.A. Angels 11, Kansas City 8 Cincinnati 9, Milwaukee 3 Colorado 6, Cleveland (ss Chicago White Sox 3, L.A. Dodgers 1 San Diego 12, Chicago Cubs 11 Arizona 5, Cleveland (ss Washington (ss N.Y. Mets 9, Houston 1 Baltimore 4, N.Y. Yankees 3 San Francisco 6, Texas 2 Fridays Games Detroit 6, Baltimore 3 Pittsburgh 3, Tampa Bay 3, tie Minnesota (ssoronto 1 St. Louis 4, N.Y. Mets 3 Boston 9, Minnesota (ss Cincinnati 6, Cleveland 5 L.A. Dodgers (ss Milwaukee 9, L.A. Dodgers (ss L.A. Angels 9, Arizona 2 Atlanta (ssss Washington 3, Miami 2 Houston (ssss N.Y. Yankees 13, Philadelphia 9 Kansas City 7, Chicago White Sox 2 San Diego 8, San Francisco 7 Texas 5, Colorado 3 Saturdays Games Toronto vs. Philadelphia, late Pittsburgh (ss Baltimore vs. Pittsburgh (ss St. Louis vs. Washington, late Detroit vs. Atlanta, late N.Y. Yankees vs. Houston, late Boston vs. Tampa Bay, late N.Y. Mets vs. Miami, late Milwaukee vs. San Diego (ss Arizona (ss, late L.A. Angels vs. Chicago Cubs, late Colorado vs. Chicago White Sox, late L.A. Dodgers vs. Arizona (ss Cincinnati vs. San Francisco, late San Diego (ss Texas vs. Cleveland, late Sundays Games Tampa Bay vs. Baltimore at Sarasota, 1:05 p.m. Houston vs. Detroit (ss 1:05 p.m. Pittsburgh vs. Toronto at Dunedin, 1:05 p.m. Philadelphia vs. Atlanta at Kissimmee, 1:05 p.m. Detroit (ss. Mets at Port St. Lucie, 1:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Miami, 1:10 p.m. Minnesota vs. Boston at Fort Myers,1:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs vs. L.A. Angels at Tempe, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. San Francisco vs. Milwaukee at Phoenix, 4:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs. Cincinnati at Goodyear, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. San Diego vs. Texas at Surprise, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Arizona vs. L.A. Dodgers at Glendale, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Kansas City vs. Seattle at Peoria, Ariz., 4:05 p.m. Cleveland vs. Colorado at Scottsdale, Ariz., 4:10 p.m. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TUESDAY: Baseball vs.Clewiston,7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs.Clewiston,4:30 p.m. THURSDAY: Baseball vs.Mulberry,7 p.m.; Softball vs.DeSoto,5:30/7:30 p.m.; Track at Sebring,4:30 p.m. Sebring MONDAY: Baseball vs.Bartow,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Winter Haven,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball at Kathleen,7 p.m.; JV Baseball at Bartow,6 p.m.; Softball at Okeechobee,6 p.m. THURSDAY: Track hosts Meet,4:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Baseball vs.Lake Gibson,7 pm.; JV Baseball at DeSoto,6 p.m.; Softball at L ake Gibson,6/7:30 p.m. SFCC M ONDAY: Baseball vs.Hillsborough,6 p.m. TUESDAY: Softball vs.State College of Florida,5 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Baseball at Polk State College,6 p.m. THURSDAY: Softball at Polk State College,5 p.m. Avon Park TUESDAY: Baseball at Mulberry,7 p.m.; JV Baseball vs.Hardee,6 p.m. THURSDAY: Baseball vs.Frostproof,7 p.m.; JV Baseball at Frostproof,6 p.m.; FRIDAY: Softball at Booker,6:30 p.m. M M L L B B P P R R E E S S E E A A S S O O N N S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . N .Y. Yankees at Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N N N B B A A S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Chicago at Oklahoma City . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Miami at Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C 6 6 p p . m m . D enver at Orlando . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NH 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 Championship . . . . . . C C B B S SS S O O C C C C E E R R M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 : : 5 5 5 5 p p . m m . Blackburn vs. Manchester United . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2T TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 2 2 : : 5 5 5 5 p p . m m . Barcelona vs. AC Milan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NN 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 . Philadelphia at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C CT 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 . 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C M Y K w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 1, 2012Page 3D YMCA; 3.639"; 5"; Black; 4/1/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 2 2 9 9 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; change ex end april; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 3 3 1 1 HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 3 3 6 6 S pecial to the News-SunThe Heartland Chapter of the Florida Trail Association has a number of activities planned for next month where participants can enjoy the wondrous nature Central Florida has to offer, while also giving back. Date: Saturday, April 7 Activity: Trail Maintenance and Free Tour Location: Bok Tower, Lake Wales Meet at the Main Gate. Rose Kellermann will lead this volunteer project to remove invasive plants (Brazilian Peppers new walking trail, and tour the Bok Tower Gardens at no charge to the volunteers. Bring: Hiking shoes, brimmed hat, water, s nacks, lunch, sun and insect protection. C ontact: Rose or Jim Kellermann at 863676-2889 for meet-up time, location and other details. Date: Saturday, April 14 Activity: Day Hike, approx. 6 miles Location: Arbuckle Wildlife Management Area (WMA L ocated east of Avon Park in Polk County, 5 miles south of Frostproof and is part of the Lake Wales Ridge State Forest which was purchased by the state to protect numerous rare and endangered plants and animals. For this event, Florida State Senator, Paula Dockery, will be at Arbuckle to view the bridge and hike the trail with us. Bring: Hiking shoes, brimmed hat, water, snacks, lunch, sun and insect protection. Contact: Rose or Jim Kellermann at 863676-2889 for meet-up time, location and other details. Date: Sunday, April 15 Activity: Nature Walk Location: Circle B Bar Preserve, SR 540 (Winter Lake Road), Lakeland D escription: Approximately 3-mile walk to view birds and other wildlife at this scenic wildlife preserve which is home to an oak h ammock, freshwater marsh, hardwood swamp and lake shore, a tremendous bird p opulation, including a variety of wading birds, waterfowl, ospreys and bald eagles. A lligators inhabit Lake Hancock and may be observed from a distance. Pets are not allowed. Bring: Walking or hiking shoes, wate r, snacks, sun and insect protection. Contact: Liane Plumhoff 646-2398 or lplum@verizon.net Date: Sunday, April 22 Activity: Earth Day Day Hike Location: Tiger Creek Preserve Group will meet at the Mini Mac Convenience Store, 910 N Scenic Hwy, Babson Park Description: We will hike the new trail to the observation tower. Tiger Creek Preserve is located east of US 2 7 between Babson Park and Frostproof. T he trail traverses the rolling hills of the Lake Wales Ridge, including some of the highest hills and oldest land in the Florida peninsula. Botanical diversity is extensive along this trail. Bring: Walking or hiking shoes, water, snacks, sun and insect protection. C ontact: RSVPDavid Waldrop at 863605-3587 for meet-up time and other details. Date: Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29 Activity: Hiking Trail Maintenance (come for the day or camp (primitive) overnight) Location: Green Swamp, Lakeland, FL Meet at Rock Ridge Rd. gate. Directions: From US-98 in north Lakeland turn east on Rock Ridge Rd., at fork bear left and continue 4.2 miles to gate on your left. From SR-33 in Polk City travel north, turn left (westR ock Ridge Rd., after 2 or 3 miles gate will be on your right. Bring: Water, snacks, lunch, sun and insect protection, and camping gear if camping. C ontact: RSVPBob Yost at 863-644-5448 or bobalinks3@yahoo.com for meet-up time a nd other information. P ick any outing or take part in as many as you can to both enjoy the great outdoors at t hese scenic locations and do your part to help the natural beauty all around us here in the Heartland of Central Florida. F lorida Trail Association Heartland Chapter April activities Special to the News-SunSEBRING Yes Virginia, Sebring stays in the spotlight during its100th birthday celebration. The prestigious Masters State Shuffleboard Championships are being held at the Sebring Recreation Club Courts. The Elite Eight men and women in the state will compete against one another during the four-day event, beginning Monday, featuring 21 matches for each participant. There are approximately 25,000 Pro Shuffleboard players and most spend their winters in Florida. These top-level men and women have accumulated the most wins and points this past season to reach this level and qualify for the Masters. Making his 12th Masters appearance is Earl Ball of Betmar, while Forest Lake EstatesDavid Earle will be in his third Masters. Also making up the mens field are Jim Miller of Bradenton (third Masters Henry Strong of Zephyr Hills (5th Winter Haven (6th Prescott of Lakeland. The womens field consists of Bradentons Judy Taylor (6th County, Dianna Allen of Riverwoods Plantation (3rd Landmarks Judy Ross (2nd Landy Adkins of Port Charlotte/London, Ontario (7thAustin of Lee County, Arlene Guerrini of Clearwater (three-time national champion) and Sue McLaughlin of Hawthorne. Opening ceremonies sta rt at 8:45 a.m. Monday, April 2. Co-sponsors for the event are Inns on the Lake and Pat and Dawn Dell of Heartland Real Estate, while the banquet will be catered by the Blue Crab restaurant. The public is invited to watch the matches at the Rec Club, which is located behind the city police station. State Masters Shuffleboard coming to Sebring By BRETTMARTEL Associated PressNEWORLEANS Saints coach Sean Payton is appealing his season-long suspension from the NFL for his role in New Orleans bounty system. And hes not the only one looking for a little relief from the penalties handed down by Commissioner Roger Goodell. General manager Mickey Loomis, assistant coach JoeV itt and the Saints organizat ion each decided to appeal on Friday. Payton will also ask Goodell for guidance on the parameters of the suspension, which runs through next years Super Bowl, a person familiar with the situ ation told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because the league and the Saints did not announce Paytons plan to appeal. Saints spokesman Greg Bensel did confirm that Loomis was appealing his eight-game suspension and, separately, the team would challenge its $500,000 fine and loss of second-roundd raft picks this year and in 2013. Vitt, suspended for six games, is doing the same. D avid Cornwell, representing Vitt as head of the N FLCoaches Association, confirmed the decision in an e mail to the AP. Goodell last week a nnounced the suspension of Payton, starting Sunday, for his role in connection with New Orleansbounty system, which offered improper cash bonuses for big hits that either knocked opponents out of games or left them needing help off of the field. Former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who left the Saints after last season to join the St. Louis Rams, ran the bounty program and has been suspended indefinitely. The commissioner has said since the unprecedented penalties were announced that the Saints coach would likely be allowed to continue working as his appeal was resolved. However, he added that the challenge would be expedited, indicating that Payton would not likely be able to add on much work time should his appeal be upheld. Goodell also said at the NFLowners meetings this week in Florida that Payton could have some contact with the team but did not go into detail, and Payton indicated that he was still a little unclear about that, as well. With all the uncertainty, Payton is trying to compress as much planning for the 2012 season into whatever time he has left at Saints headquarters this weekend. The NFLcould not immediately provide details on how Paytons decision tof ile an appeal on Friday w ould affect the timeline for the process to play out. The decision to appeal is for Sean Payton to make and announce as he deems appropriate, NFLs pokesman Greg Aiello said. If there are appeals, the commissioner will arrange for expedited heari ngs, as he stated at the league meeting. T he results of the appeal c ould affect whether Bill Parcells comes out of retirement to take over as interim coach while his former offensive assistant and protg is suspended. Parcells has said he would consider coaching the Saints if asked. At a spring training game in Jupiter on Friday, Parcells declined to answer questions about the possibility. I know better than that, Parcells said. Payton and Loomis played golf with Parcells this week to talk to him about the teams predicament, and Parcells has told multiple media outlets that he would consider taking the Saints interim post to help his friend. If the suspension is reduced, however, the Saints could decide it makes more sense to promote an assistant from the current staff. There are also three strong candidates among Saints assistants to take over as interim coach: offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael, defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and offensive line coach Aaron Kromer. Payton expressed confidence in the abilities of his own assistants to compensate for his absence, but also has voiced some misgivings about saddling those coaches with additional responsibilities. Since his suspension was announced, Payton has been putting in long hours with his staff and that of Loomis as they try to lay out plans for the 2012 draft and season. Loomis will be able to oversee the draft and handle other roster moves up until the season starts. Then, barring a successful appeal, he will serve his suspension for failing to put a stop to the bounty system in a timely way. Payton said earlier this week that he had already laid out plans for the offseason training program and the beginning of training camp, up until the Saints play Arizona in the Hall of Fame game Aug. 5 in Canton, Ohio. T he NFLs investigation in New Orleans found that Payton initially lied to league investigators about t he existence of a bounty program and instructed his defensive assistants to do t he same. Payton twice apologized f or his role in the bounty program, saying he takes full responsibility for a system that operated for three years under his watch. The NFLhas said as many as 27 players also could be sanctioned for their role in the scandal, but it is not yet clear when that might happen, creating additional uncertainty for New Orleans and some teams that have signed former Saints defensive regulars as they tried to build their 2012 rosters. DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association, told the website Pro Player Insiders that the league hasnt turned over what the union would consider direct evidence of player involvement in a pay to injurescheme. If there is direct evidence of a pay to injure scheme implicating players or anybody involved, Smith said, we are asking the league to turn over that information. Payton, the Saints and GM appeal NFL suspensions The decision to appeal is for S ean Payton to make and announce as he deems appropriate. GREGAIELLO N FLspokesman GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE By HANK KURZ Jr. Associated PressMARTINSVILLE, Va. Brian Vickerslatest comeback got off to a roaring start last week with a fifth-place finish at Bristol for Michael Waltrip Racing. The driver who says he has wondered more than once if he was viewed as damaged goods hopes to keep his comeback on track when he returns this week to the scene of one of his worst days in racing: Martinsville Speedway. Last fall, Vickers was involved in five cautions on the small, paperclip-shaped oval, three in the first 100 laps. He tangled with Matt Kenseth, Juan Pablo Montoya and Jamie McMurray, and was criticized by Jimmie Johnson afterward. But Vickers and Kenseth say whats in the past will stay there, and Johnson says hes happy Vickers has landed on his feet with a partial ride with MWR. From damaged goods to the comeback trail


C M Y K when it wasnt mandatory to be there and I never had to get on to him about how hard he was working because he was always working hard. Scott explained that even on the field Kyle showed his will to achieve. Hed be puking and hed still go. He would literally wave off to me and say, Coach, dont take me out, but he was throwing up. Thats the kind of kid you w ant on your team. As far as the adjustment to collegiate level play, Scott said With the 3-3-5 defense hell have to play a little bit more of a two-gap scheme, opposed to how we play which is more of a onegap. Now hes got to be in control of two gaps and control the big guy down the middle. Now hell have to learn how to play with two hands in the middle of somebodys chest. However, the change in defensive placement is about the only true adjustment Yarbrough will have to adapt to, as his work ethic and drive have more than prepared him for the demands of the college level. I think hell do great because of his work ethic. Hes very coachable; he is going to listen and do what you ask him to do and he is going to give 110% effort.T he biggest thing that the coaches are going to like ist hat even if he is wrong, hes going to be going 100 milesp er hour and theyre going to appreciate that, an d theyre going to find a spot for him just because of that. I guarantee hell find a spot really early on the special teams, I see him doing that also. They told me I will play defensive end; they run a 33-5 defense and told me I should play as a freshman, explained Yarbrough. Scott summed it up in saying, All of our kids deserve what they get, but hes a kid that was just there anytime you asked him, and even if you didnt ask him he would go down there and work and it paid off. Hard work pays off and hes a testament of it. Page 4DNews-SunSunday, April 1, 2012w ww.newssun.com SPRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; april ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 3 3 7 7 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; april ads p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 3 3 8 8 24/7; 5.542"; 5"; Black; 4/1/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 8 8 4 4 third and on a steal of home by Miller, after his second triple, in the fourth. The steal was actually another squeeze attempt, though the pitch went into the dirt so the bunt could not be made. C arruthers, however, was l eft to drop and block the carom, leaving him in a poor p osition and causing his diving tag to come up just short. And by now, Harris had settled in and worked through the fifth, keeping the Devils at bay. But Avon Park got back on track in the sixth, with Marley and Brown singling with one out, and advancing to second and third when the throw in got away after Browns hit to right. Carruthers RBI single scored Marley and Jahnas base-knock brought Brown in to shave the lead to 6-5. Stephen Flowers then came on in a pinch-hitting role and came through with a single to tie it up at 6-6. Both teams went down in order in the seventh, bringing on extra innings. Though it looked like Lake Placid would draw first blood in the extra frame when Cloninger tripled to center with one out. The lead run just 90 feet away, the Devils drew the infield in, which proved wise when Morgan Lotts hard shot to short was snared by Lane Crosson and fired home to erase the potential run. It was then Trey Marley that got it going for Avon Park in the bottom of the inning, with a lead-off single. H e was then bunted over to second by Brown and brought in to score one out later when Jahna got his third h it and RBI of the night. e keep making it intere sting, head coach Whit C ornell said. It would be nice if we could learn to jump out to a big lead and just put teams away, take it easy on the stress level. But its good to get these close wins, he continued. At this point, these guys never panic and almost have a professional attitude about it, just not panicking and, in their mind, knowing they are going to win. Now 5-1 in District 10-4A, the Red Devils have all but c linched the season title, and look to cinch it up this week with their final two district g ames. The team travels to Mulberry Tuesday before hosting Frostproof on Thursday. The Dragons, 2-3 in district play, have three more dates to make up some ground. The team hosts Mulberry Thursday, travels to Frostproof Tuesday, April 10,a nd face DeSoto at home on Friday, April 13. Continued from 1D N ews-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE R icky Miller dives in just ahead of the tag on a suicide squeeze in the second inning of Fridays contest at Head Field. AP strengthens district lead N ews-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE T aylor Upchurch takes this throw from catcher Amanda Labrador to pick off this St. Pete runner Thursday. SFCC was given a huge lift prior to the game, when Hillsborough was ruled to have used an ineligable player when the teams played March 22. This swung theP anthers record from 2-6 to 4-4 and tied for second in the Suncoast Conference standings. But the ladies couldnt make it pay off as, despite a McKenzie Hunt home run, they d ropped Thursdays first game 4-3, before falling apart in the second game, a 10-2 loss. Lady Panthers cant take advantage of gift N ews-Sun photo by SCOTTDRESSEL Seth Abeln makes sure to step on the plate for the first of 10 Sebring runs Friday night in the win over Winter Haven. insurance runs they needed with three more in their half of the inning. Aaron Hart then finished off his complete game performance, which saw only two of the six runs given up being earned. Zach Osha had the big night at the plate for the Streaks, going 2-for-3 with a run scored and three RBI. C ullen Lovett and Nathan Greene both added two hits and two RBI for Sebring, with Wyatt Johnson belting a double among his three hits and Alex Griffin collecting two hits and scoring twice. The district win puts the Streaks at 2-0 in District 96Aplay. After a Monday hom e d ate with Bartow, they return to the district slate with a Tuesday game at Kathleen before facing Lake Gibson at home Friday. The Braves have yet to win in the district, but did top Sebring, 3-2, on March 15 at the Blue Devil Spring Break Classic in Winter Haven. Continued from 1D Sebring move to 2-0 in district Continued from 1D Kyle going to Kentucky I think hell do great because of his work ethic. LAVAARSCOTT Sebring head coach News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Sam Morgan gets congratulated by Lucas Bagnara after his first-inning home run Friday against Hillsborough. The visiting Hawks jumped out to a 10-1 lead after three innings, but the Panthers staged a furious rally that just came up short in the 13-10 Suncoast Conference loss. SFCC was at Hillsbrough Saturday for the second game of the series and return home to face the Hawks Monday. Panther comeback halted


C M Y K w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 1, 2012Page 5D By RONALD BLUM Associated PressTAMPA Mariano Rivera kneeled in his spring training clubhouse and stretched out flat on the floor, his white No. 42 matching his age pressed to the gray carpet. He stretched his right foot out and slowly drew it back over his left shoulder. He switched sides and then swung both legs over his head at the same time. W rithing for about 10 m inutes, he looked more like a contortionist than the greatest reliever in baseball history. After 18,718 career pitches for the New York Yankees plus 2,015 more in the postseason and 106 in the A ll-Star game thats what it takes to get his body ready before he even starts to warm up in the bullpen. And yet Rivera is once again a big part of the Yankeesplan for 2012. These days, baseballs oldest stars are some of its greatest. Their 40-somethingshair, at least whats left of it, has started to go gray. I n some cases, the chiseled torsos of youth have added a few pounds. The skin seems to have l ost some of that smoothness thanks to all those days and n ights in the sun and the wind and drizzle. R ivera has hinted his 18th major league season will be h is last. Atlantas Chipper Jones, who turns 40 on April 24, confirmed hes retiring come autumn. And theyre not the only ones in their 40s still playing a young mans game, joined by Philadelphias Jim Thome and Jose Contreras, Colorados Jason Giambi, Arizonas Henry Blanco and Takashi Saito and Torontos Darren Oliver and Omar Vizquel. These are guys I kind of grew up watching play baseball every day, somewhat idolized, said Tampa Bay Rays pitcher David Price, a young gun entering his prime at 26. It is a little bit strange to watch these guys get older and knowing that their time is coming in a couple years. Vizquel, who turns 45 on April 24, will become the oldest shortstop in major league history, according to STATS LLC. Bobby Wallace of the St. Louis Cardinals was 44 years, 8 months, 22 days when he played his final game at shortstop on Aug. 26, 1918. ou feel like playing, and theres nothing stopping you, Vizquel said. I dont want to be sitting on the couch at home watching TV while I can still move and do what Im able to do. I think I can still compete here at a high level, the highest level in the game. Left-hander Jamie Moyer made the Rockiesstarting rotation at age 49, followinga one-year layoff caused by elbow surgery. When he made his major league debut in 1986, he was opposed by Steve Carlton who has now been in the Hall of Fame for 18 years. s an opportunity, and I think its a great opportunity to try to take it and run with it, Moyer said Friday after finding out he not only made the team but will start the second game of the season. Ive looked as my whole career as an opportunity, especially as Ive gotten older Moyer could overtake Brooklyns Jack Quinn (49 years, 74 days) as the oldest pitcher to win a big league game, a mark that has stood since 1932. I think its a great inspiration for some of these young kids to see, said Giambi, a relatively spry 41. If you work hard and you really love the game, this game will find a place for you. Derek Jeter, who turns 38 in June, slumped for much of 2010 and the first half ofl ast year before hitting .338 f rom July 9 on the day he reached 3,000 hits with a home run during a memorable 5-for-5 performance. While hes listened to Yogi for much of his career, soaking up that Yankees tradition Berra established duri ng a Hall of Fame career, Jeter has taken to yoga in recent years in an effort to extend his days in the sun. When I first came up, I didnt lift much. I didnt lift much at all. I went out and played. As you get older, you have to do more working out, Jeter explained. I always say its easier to stay in shape than it is to get back in shape. You do more in the offseason. Youve really got to work on flexibility, make sure you stretch. Youve really got to take care of yourself. Youve got to watch what you eat, make sure you get your rest. He switched personal trainers about four years ago in an effort to adopt more beneficial routines. For where I play and what I do, the 12-time AllStar shortstop said, I dont have to be huge, lift a lot of weights, do all those things. For me, the key is to stay flexible, stay loose stretching, yoga, all those things. Rejoining New York after a one-year retirement is Andy Pettitte, who turns 40 in June. And across the Yankees clubhouse is Alex Rodriguez, 37 in July and looking to rebound from an injury filled season that transformed him from an All-Star to nearly an automatic out. After hip, knee and thumb injuries during the last three seasons, hes also had to alter his workout routines. I think the No. 1 thing is less is more, he said. Your body when youre 18 years old, you can pretty much lift anything, run as much as you want, it doesnt matter. You can keep going. You can keep going forever For a while, it seemed like players had discovered Ponce de Leons Fountain of Youth. The average age of major leaguers increased from 27 years, 52 days in 1969 to 29 years, 61 days in 2005, according to STATS. That was the highest average since 1946. Since then, the average has dropped by more than 7 1/2 months to 28 years, 192 days last season. There were 13 quadragenarians meaning 40 years plus in the majors last year, down from an all-time high 26 in 2007, STATS found. What explains the drop? One possibility is 2005 coincided with the first season baseball players and owners agreed that an initial positive steroids test should result in a suspension. Then, baseball started checking for banned amphetamines in 2006. The games changed, Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said. One thing Ive learned now is, hey, back then there were s teroids and amphetamines heavily involved. More so than anybody realized. Thats not the case now These days, vets are likely t o get some extra days off to compensate for the absence of the special playersonly coffee with that extra kick. What hasnt altered among them is the desire to play and travel with the guys. They stick around for the camaraderie and the competition still wanting to show they have what it takes to be among the best. Thome, back with the P hiladelphia Phillies at age 41 after spending nearly all of the last six seasons in the American League, hasnt played first base since one game in 2007. He hasnt been in the field regularly since 2005. I will say it honestly has made me feel younger playing defense again, Thome said. I think as guys get into the latter stages of their careers and they become DHs, its very rare that they go back. For me, the challenge of this is, Can I do it?Ive always wanted toc hallenge myself in different parts of the game and this, hopefully, will challenge me for whatever the role is to be so I can help this club win. Jones, starting the season on the disabled list following knee surgery, will become just the 26th player with a big league career of 19 seasons or more all spent with one team, according to STATS. Never in my mid-20s would I have given myself a snowballs chance to be in camp and have a job at 40 years old, the Atlanta Braves star said early in spring training. But I like to think Ive kept myself in pretty good shape over the years. The skills are still there to go out and get it done. At spring training, fans want to get up close to the old stars, to get an autograph or just give a shout. Fans sense the players may not be around the team every day for too much longer, and they want to soak up as much of the presence as they can. Watching players get into game shape during spring training, Reggie Jackson marveled. The Hall of Famer, now a Yankees instructor, took his last swing when he was 41. These guys work harder than I worked and I worked hard I worked very hard, he said. You just prepare for the fact that you arent the same player that you were, and you work your butt off. AP Sports Writers Rob Maaddi and Paul Newberry and AP freelance writer Bruce Lowitt contributed to this report. For 40-ish baseball stars, these are good ol days MCTphoto Chipper Jones announcedt his will be his last season at age 41, while plenty of other 40-somethings are staying in the game.


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