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: 04-06-2012
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sebring (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 H ighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, April 6-7, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 45 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 H ighLow 84 61Complete Forecast P AGE 12A T-storms possible in the morning F orecast Question: Should the Stand Your Ground law be repealed? Next question: Should employers be allowed to not hire someone due to their weight? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at O nline I nside Obituaries Candaise Waters Age 93, of Lake Placid Obituaries, Page 7A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 19.2% No 80.8% Total votes: 120 Classifieds9A Community Briefs2A Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion3A Healthy Living4B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times11B Religion8B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle11B Index www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun WAUCHULA STATE BANK; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, financial goals/denis; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 6 6 9 9 6 6On a rollR ed Devils, Streaks, D ragons all get wins SPORTS, 1BFrom four to threeC ounty commission votes to cut out o ne meeting a month to save money PAGE2 A LIVING, 12B By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Committing tax exemption fraud will hurt your pocketbook, according to Karen Carter, tax roll supervisor for the Highlands County Property Appraisers Office. Part of Carters job is to research property tax exemptions for fraud and she said Thursday that more than 100 cases of tax exemption fraud were discovered last year. The number is unusually high. The department has only discovered just over 10 this year so far, according to Property Appraiser Raymond McIntyre, but McIntyre wanted to help educate the public on Florida law. Under Florida Law and the constitution, you are only allowed exemption in one area. Most of the people are being honest and just were not aware, McIntyre said. The reason the number seemed so high last year was because the property appraisers office had extra time to look into back taxes, McIntyre said. That was the highest number we have had ever and will probably ever have, he said. Most of the fraud detected over the past couple of years has been when each spouse requests an exemption. Many folks dont understand that if you are married, only one spouse can file for an exemption in Florida. In other words, you cannot have the husband request an exemption in Highlands County and the wife request an exemption in another state, Carter said. You are also prohibited from requesting an exemption in another state if you have a Florida exemption. e have several cases where someone has an exemption here and Tax exemption fraud can be costly crime News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Firefighters battle a large brush fire in the area of Queen Avenue and Hazel Road in Sebring on Wednesday By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c hristopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Abrush fire that started to the west of Hazel Road threatened six homes Wednesday afternoon at about 2:30 p.m. None of the homes were damaged. The fire was spread to the east by a st iff breeze, jumping Hazel Road and moving in the direction of Golden Road, between Woodbury Avenue to the north and Queen Avenue to the south. Caused by an escaped backyard trash fire, the brush grew quickly, feed by tinder dry vegetation. One witness said, It got real big, real fast. Flames ran up pine trees and thick smoke billowed, pushed by the wind. The ground in the area of the fire is so dry the grass crackled underfoot. Residents in the surrounding area turned on lawn sprinklers as a protection. Units were called in from all over the Brush fire puts homes in danger McIntyre See FIRE, page 6A See TAX, page 8A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS The Sebring City Council voted to hire Polston Engineering to survey and finish preliminary work for the demolition of the wall at 503 East Center Avenue in Sebring. B y SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING One lengthy l egal dispute between the City of Sebring and property owners K alvin B. Lindo and his wife, Gingerlee Mitchelllindo, may be over but the real work is justb eginning. Tuesday evenings city c ouncil meeting brought on a d ebate about which steps to take next regarding the demolition of the wall located at 503E Center Ave. City Administrator Scott N oethlich asked the councils thoughts for direction on whether to hire an engineeringf irm to complete surveying and preliminary work before the d emolition. T he council voted 3-2 to hire Polston Engineering to do the preliminary work. Council members John Clark andA ndrew Fells cast the dissenti ng votes. Clark jokingly stated that the thought of spending $4,000 for a proposal to remove the wall City hires engineering firm to plan wall removal S ee WALL, page 7A PAGE2 A B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK In the spring of 1951 the circus came to town ... and it stayed. The Red Devil Circus was performed by students and supported by the community. It started as a tumbling program for physical education, created by Coach Joe Franza and Lucy Derkman, and slowly grew until it was so big and complicated it had to be disbanded in 1960. With the active backing of the Parent Teacher Association, experts were brought in from Sarasota where a high school had an advanced program and Florida State University, which had a circus of its own. The Ringling Brothers Circus also donated equipment and expertise. But it was the students, their parents, teachers and eventually the entire community who gave the Red Devil Circus its heart, enthusiasm and energy. Students practiced after school and at night; parents made costumes, wove rope and welded platforms. High schoolers performed from 1951-60 When Devils could fly Memories of Red Devil Circus shared See CIRCUS, page 7A N ews-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY K enny Long was an aerialist for the Red Devils Circus. To this day, he said, say the word circus a nd my ears go up. The circus involved everything from tumbling (top photo


C M Y K Page 2ANews-SunFriday, April 6, 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 April 4 41526283547x:5Next jackpot $11 millionMarch 31 11517233133x:2 March 28 131824333750x:2 April 4 68112034 April 3 67161724 April 2 59172831 April 1 719212326 April 4 (n 3093 April 4 (d 8362 April 3 (n 8184 April 3 (d 6254 April 4(n 65 4 April 4 (d 137 April 3(n 801 April 3 (d 299 April 3 1737424416 March 30 469379 March 27 122930405 March 23 21117316 April 7 124334549 PB: 6Next jackpot $80 millionMarch 31 514365458 PB: 27 March 28 1116295058 PB: 33 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d daytime drawing, (n nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball Lottery Center O ur lives can change in a single minute. For Nikki Altmann, that minute arrivedt his past Christmas Day when her husband was killed i n Afghanistan. Everything we were planning was gone in a moments notice, Nikki, 24, told The Unknown Soldiers. T he last time she spoke to Staff Sgt. Joseph Altmann, 2 7, was on Christmas Eve from her hotel room in Ireland. Separated by thou-s ands of miles, the traveling flight attend ant and deployed Army combat m edic bound by an unusually strong Skype connection p lanned their lives from afar. e talked about every-t hing...all of our dreams, Nikki recalled. He said that F ebruary or March was when he hoped to be home. A fter getting married the previous February, the young couple spent the first months of their marriage mired in a long-distance relationshipb efore Staff Sgt. Altmann deployed in April 2011. I just think the fact that we both knew what we ultimately wanted out of lifer eally attracted us to each other, she said. Joe was caring for wounded troops and civilians in A fghanistans eastern mountains when his wife decided to leave her job and move toH awaii, where a vacationing Nikki had first met the sold ier near his base. She wanted to start being a family when he returned. I love my job, but I love you more, Nikki told here lated husband. After Hawaii, the A ltmanns were planning a move to Colorados Fort Carson because of a braved ecision the soldier made in Afghanistan. A mid the chaos of war, the Army m edic reenlisted for another four years. I like b eing with my guys out there, Joe told his wife. If someone g ets hurt, I know what I need to do. I dont hesitate. T he only time the soldier hesitated on Christmas Evew as when he had to disconnect from Skype to receive some important orders. He called Nikki back and said he was heading out on at wo-day combat mission. I said, I love you, be safe, and Ill be here waiting, Nikki recounted through tears. He said, Illt alk to you soon. Christmas had come and gone in Ireland when the hotel manager asked Nikki to join him in the conference room, where two uniformed guests were waiting. The minute it took to get theref elt like forever. It was the longest walk of my life, she said. On foreign soil, Nikki learned that the Americans oldier she loved so dearly was killed by enemy small arms fire in Afghanistans Kunar province. Amid numbness and confusion, her first instinct was sympathy for her husbands parents, who live in Marshfield, Wis. I looked at my watch, and I said, please dont call them just yet, Nikki told the military messengers who gave her the news. Its stillC hristmas there. After the soldiers gently Gone in a moments notice Staff Sgt. Joseph Altmann, 27, and Nikki Altmann, 24, w ere married on Feb. 15, 2011. The Army medic was k illed in action on Christmas Day 2011 in Afghanistans K unar Province. Photo courtesy of Nikki Altmann. Scribes Night Out cancels Sunday meetingS EBRING Because of Easter, Scribes Night Out will not meet this Sunday. The next get-together takes place April 22 at 6:30p .m. at Brewsters Coffee House. For information, call 385-8618. Lotela boat ramp to be closed April 16AVON PARK Highlands County Parks and RecreationD epartments Lake Lotela boat ramp located at 1005 Lake Lotela Drive in AvonP ark will be closed for repair and maintenance from Monday, April 16t hrough Thursday, May 18. The ramp is scheduled to r eopen on Friday, May 19. For further information on boat ramp closings youm ay contact the Highlands County Parks and R ecreation Department by calling 402-6812.Caladium Co-op open house setLAKE PLACID The C aladium Arts and Crafts Co-operative will have an open house on Saturday 7f rom 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. There will be 14 differe nt artists on hand to discuss their work.Summer Feeding Program seeks sitesThe School Board of Highlands County Fooda nd Nutrition Department is making plans for the 2012 Summer Feeding Program, which will run from the week of June 11t o Aug. 17. Anutritionally-balanced b reakfast and/or lunch will be provided to all childrend uring summer months when school meals are not available. All children ages 18 years and younger are eligible for free meals ats ites with open designations. Many of the districts schools will be open sites in the program. This means that meals will bes erved free of charge to eligible children at these sites. However, other community agencies may also want to operate a summer feeding program. If you would like to take part ino ur program this year, please call the Food Service Office at 471-5676 and speak with Barbara Haywood or MarthaB rown; or you can e-mail them at haywoodb@highlands.k12.fl.us or brownm3@highlands.k12.fl .us. The deadline to applya s a summer feeding site is May 15.E aster Pageant is set for SaturdayAVON PARK The Childrens Academy ofT heatre Inc. presents Little Miss Sweetheart Easter Pageant at 2 p.m. Saturdaya t the Avon Park Community Center, 310 W. M ain St. Proceeds to benefit local charities. C all Crystal Vines for registration information at 4 49-0553.Lorida VFD plans yard sale, BBQL ORIDA The Lorida Volunteer Fire Department w ill hold a fundraising yard sale on today and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3p .m. at 1172 U.S. 98. The firefighters will be s erving pulled pork sandwiches, drink, chips, and cookies, for $5 on Saturday f rom 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All proceeds go to assist the Lorida Volunteer Fire Rescue.Spring dance is SaturdayLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid BallroomD ancers will be hosting a elcome Spring Dance o n Saturday at the fellowship hall of EastsideC hristian Church in Lake Placid. Uptown Country, the little big band, will be hoppin with dance music for everyone. Therew ill be an Easter bonnet contest at intermission, prizes for the craziest and prettiest, and the bunny hop will follow the contest. S andwiches will be available at 6 p.m., soda CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Continued on page 7A Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Highlands County D ivision of the United Way of Central Florida (UWCFAnnual Meeting on Wednesday at the Sebring Civic Center. The organization gathered to celebrate volunteerism and assess thei mpact United Way is making on the communities in Highlands County. Dusty Johnson, with Heacock Insurance and the 2011 Campaign Chair for United Way, welcomed those ina ttendance and acknowledged the accomplishments of the volunteers and partners that make the United Way an organization that builds better lives and stronger communities. S hannon Sapp, with Highlands Independent Bank and 2012 Advisory Board Chair, presented appreciation awards to the 2011 Highlands CountyA dvisory Board Chair and Campaign Chair. Sapp also presented awards to two members of the board of directors who retired this year: Joe Bustamante ofP ublix Super Markets Southgate Plaza and Sandy Marcum of Highlands Independent Bank. Nancy Nichols, with SunTrust and a member of the 2012 CommunityI nvestment Team, presented appreciation awards to the 2011 Community Investment Team Co-Chairs Steve New and Claudia Bishop. Jan Shoop, with Sebring International R aceway and Steering Committee member for the new Womens Leadership Council (WLCWay, introduced the new Early Literacy Initiative. T ina Gottus, publisher of Highlands Today and 2012 Annual Meeting Chair, came forward to recognize South Florida Community College for its continued support of United Way.The col-l ege provides free office space to the United Way, which allows us to invest more dollars in the community. Dr. Norm Stephens, President of South Florida Community College, acceptedt he award. Gottus also thanked Atlanticblue, Florida Hospital Heartland Division, and Glades Electric Cooperative for sponsoring the 2011 Day of Caring. The 2012 Day of Caring United Way honors donors, leaders See UNITED, page 7A See WORLD, page 8A By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING After some discussion Tuesday about staff time and potential cost savings, county commissioners voted unanimously to go from four meetings every month to three. Commissioner Ron Handley brought the issue up at the end of the meeting during commissioner reports. e all received our emails this week from our administrator about the meetings. I was probably the one who initiated that, but it was interesting to see that out of 67 counties, we are the only county who meets every single week, Handley said. So, with that being said, I think there should be some discussion about meeting times. Our staff spends an inordinate amount of time putting together agendas. I think that is a waste of time, Handley said. Personally, I think it is time to at cut the meetings to least three weeks, Commissioner Barbara Stewart said. We may even be able to get by with two. I dont mind being here, but I think it is a waste of the taxpayerstime. I agree wholeheartedly. I think we can get the same done in fewer but longer meetings, said Commissioner Greg Harris. I understand the cost savings on routine consent agenda items. And I understand that there could be potential savings in staff time. I would caution to going down to two, but three is about right, Don Elwell said. Elwell pointed out that the meetings could gone longer, upwards to 10 to 12 hours based on previous examples. ell, if we are going to do this, we need to make sure we keep an evening meeting, Elwell said. There is no question that if we met fewer times per month it would impact the productivity of your staff positively. No doubt about that, County Administrator Ricky Helms explained. Helms offered that commissioners could back the night meeting up to 3 p.m. or even noon to make up the difference in the length of meetings, but others were concerned about providing adequate time for public attendance. Despite the fact that the item was not on the agenda and several commissioners have pointed out in the past that votes would not be taken on items not on the agenda, Elwell made a motion to change the meeting schedule to the first and third Tuesdays of the month during the day and to meet at 5 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday. County to reduce meetings News-Sun file photo Commissioner Don Elwell supported cutting out one commission meeting per month, but wanted to be sure to keep one of the three meetings at night.


C M Y K TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 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.comM ITCH COLLINSE xt. 507mcollins@newssun.com C IRCULATIONT ONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, April 6, 2012Page 3A Between proms, g raduation, Memorial Day weekend and the end of the school year,there is som uch to celebrate. Friends and family w ill be around to gather in this amazing Floridaw eather while the grill is going and t he pools and lakes have plenty of bodies making a splash. A ccording to The Center for Disease Control (CDC people aged 12-20 drink 11 p ercent of all alcohol consumed in the United States, e ven though it is illegal to drink alcohol at this age. In 2009,the Century Council reported that at least 269 under-aged drinkers wered riving under the influence of alcohol. Couple that number with the skills of a somewhat new driver,possible night vision and loud music and what you have here are the ingredients fora fatal experience. The 2009 Youth Risk B ehavior Survey found that among high school students,during the past 30 days: 42 percent drank s ome amount of alcohol. 24 percent binge drank. 10 percent drove after drinking alcohol. 28 percent rode with a driver who had been drinking alcohol. Sometimes the alcohol is provided by family members at celebrations either knowingly or unknowingly, but whether you are ignorant or not,of the fact that a minor is drinking on your property,you will be held accountable. Believe it or not,some parents feel that it is fine for them to supply the alcohol for their underaged children. They feel that if they are in control of the situationthat there will be no problems,but when authorities are notified of the festivities taking place that involve a minor consuming alcohol,there will be legal ramifications. Millie Anne Cavanaugh,a Los Angeles lawyer,shared these tips for pare nts: Dont buy alcohol for parties when minors will be attending.E liminate the alcohol and the p roblem goes away. Stop thinki ng of your children and their f riends as either goodkids or kids. Buy the most liability insurance you can afford. If you have assets,it is essent ial to have adequate automobile,homeowner,and u mbrella coverage. Have your party in a banquet hall. If you have the means,forego the backyard barbecue and put thel iability on someone else. If you encounter resistance from your child about implementing any of the above suggestions,it may be time to seek professional advice about yourt een. For more detailed inform ation on Social Hosting visit http://www.adolescent-substanceabuse.com/teen_parties.htm l or for Social Hostingr elated laws visit http://www.socialhostliability.org/NHTSA/Florida.pdf/ For more information on h ow you can keep our community safe and drug free, visit our website at www.drugfreehighlands.org or attend our next monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 11 at 9:30 a.m. at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center in Conference Room 2. Our guest presenter at the next meeting will be Cindy Gilbert from The Boys and Girls Club,please feel free to join us and if you have questions just email us at aisha@drugfreehighlands.o rg. Aisha Alayande is the Assistant Project Coordinator for Drug Free Highlands. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Parties and kids and alcohol oh my! Guest Column Aisha A layande 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 To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months.Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun .All items will run on a first-come basis as space permits, although more timely ones could be moved up. We believe your viewpoints are just as important as any community leader or government official, so consider this a personal invitation to get your two cents in. When confronted recently with questions about how tourism tax money hasb een spent,and with several citizens asking if the countys own ordinance was followed,Board Chairman Jack Richie said that a proper accounting was irrelevant at this point in the discussion. H e also stated,along with long-term Commissioner Barbara Stewart,that they could not guarantee that the per-c entages for spending,laid out by ordinance,were followed. Richie used the same argument when a sked why $28,000 in confused billing originating with County Attorney Ross M acbeth was not being addressed. Richie said it would take too much time and research to figure out bothi ncidents of potential misallocation of taxpayer funds. I f county staff does not have the time to correctly account for the taxpayer money they are spending,what else are they doing daily? The News-Sun is all about moving f orward and clearly understands that sometimes mistakes are made. We are a ll human. But it concerns everyone when elected officials are afraid that due diligence in accounting is PandorasB ox. What is actually inside the numbers h as to be the number one job of the board because it is the only one that voters can hold accountable. V oters cant fire a county staff member for overspending on an approved budget. County taxpayers cannot get access to all the information that county commission has,nor are taxpayersr eceiving a paycheck to make sure that there is accountability and transparency. Thats the job of the elected officials.O ne commissioner has stated again and again from the dais that she has many years of experience in county gov-e rnment. That same commissioner led the Tourism Development Council for m any years,directing how the money was allocated and spent. The county administrator has been i nvolved in the finances for more than 11 years and used that experience in f inance to draft or assist in drafting the budget for many of those years. Yet neither are sure where the money has been spent? Nor has the time to find out? N either can assure the public that the countys own ordinances were foll owed? An individual who has weeds over 18 inches in height or someone who wantst o build their own house,even people who just want to play in the mud or hold a block party,are all held strictly to county ordinance by county leaders with the threat of legal action or arrest. Yet,those same leadersignore that county code book when it comes toh olding their own staff accountable? W e all live by the law. No one has the right to break the rules and then hide the facts behind too much research. Without that research and accounting and strict adherence to the percentages laid out by ordinance,we can not move forward. All we are doing is refusing to look at and address the problems. W ithout looking back,and evaluating performance,we cannot learn from our m istakes and are doomed to repeat t hem. Without the heat and the pain we would never learn not to put our hand in fire. If the county commissioners will not d o the research of their own budget,how c an the taxpayers feel confident that they are being served instead of being swindled? W hen a bill from a professional s hows 54 hours of billing in one day and n o one at the county level or the auditors catches it,how can the public feel that there is no corruption? K eeping all these facts and the c ountys own written ordinances in mind,the News-Sun would like to echo the questions raised by taxpayer M ichael Berry at the last meeting. C an anyone tell us where was the money spent? Where was the money spent? The board of county commissioners new mantra of s move forwardcarries some possible consequences that cannot be ignored. Tourist tax matter deserves better attentionEditor: An open letter to the Highland County Board of County Commission: Highlands County has a serious problem with past and current miss allocation of tourist tax revenues within the Tourist Development Council (TDCs administrative costs are restricted by county ordinance to 29 percent of tourist tax revenues. The TDC recently attempted, unsuccessfully,to increase the portion of tourist tax revenues for administrative cost from 29 percent to 42 percent. It appears that they have been arbitrarily diverting tax revenues from county approved categories into administrative cost over and above the 29 percent restriction,unaudited,for years. The problems:A great number of our citizens are growing more and more disturbed as they become aware of irregularities within the TDC which include,but are not restricted to,the following: 1. There is a $317,756 shortfall in the current TDC revenues allocated to promote Highlands County art and culture (A&CThe TDC has received $2,576,767 total tourist tax revenues from 2002 through the first two months of current year collections. At 17 percent provided by county ordinance there should be $438,050 available to promote A&C,minus $91,294 spent on A&C (for this same time period) according to the Tourist Development Fund check register and minus $29,000 the most recent TDC balance available for A&C. This leaves $317,756 unaccounted for! 2. The A&C community has recently been advised that the TDC has taken approximately 1/3 of the revenues ($18,900 from current tax revenues) allocated to promote A&C in order to provide additional funds for TDC administrative cost over and above the county ordinance restriction of 29 percent. It appears that tourist tax revenues are (historically and currently) being diverted from county ordained categories to fund unauthorized administrative cost without oversight or coordination with delegated recipients those categories. By whose authority are these undetermined amounts of tax revenues being misapplied and how are these tax revenues being spent? 3. Highlands Countys tourism performance is poor compared to our neighboring five county region even though our A&C assets are second to none. This is not surprising in lieu of TDC guidelines and practices which have impeded and discouraged A&C organizations from applying for or receiving funds to promote A&C. 4. Ten years of TDC policies and discriminatory guidelines have failed to promote cultural/historical tourism in Highlands County even though cultural tourism represents 74.9 percent of the Florida tourist market. Why is this huge market segment,proven to stay longer and spend more,being ignored? Heartland Cultural Alliance request: 1. Total transparency on what has happened and is happening to our countys tourist tax revenues and to utilize tourist tax revenues as mandated by percentage in the county ordinance. This should begin with a thorough audit of the Tourist Development Fund accounts. This should include a separation of past and future funds into their respective categories as stated in the county ordinance. Those funds should be made available in whole to the respective categories to be used as mandated in the county ordinance. 2. Revise TDC arbitrary and capricious policies and guidelines that discourage and impede small N-F-P organizations from applying for or receiving TDC grant funds (primarily the pay up front requirements and heads and beds verification). 3. TDC is currently operating under a burden of 42 percent of tourist tax dollars being used for administrative costs. This unauthorized imbalance does not leave the TDC enough money to properly promote tourism. TDC administrative costs should be constrained to 29 percent as mandated by county ordinance. 4. HCA is the Local Art Agency for Highland County and is recognized by the state and county as the legal agent to receive and distribute funding to the local A&C community. In light of the historically gross mismanagement of A&C tourist tax revenues HCA wants the TDC to coordinate with HCA and be accountable for any current or future expenditure from A&C tax revenues. The HCA membership direct and indirect (members of member organizations) currently numbers 7,236 and growing. We along with the county as a whole have a stake in the activities of TDC. The county commission is responsible for the actions of the TDC. We ask that the commission investigate TDC funding allocations and policies that impede Highlands Countys growth. Our image, economy and potential as a tourist destination requires your attention to this matter. Fred Leavitt,President Heartland Cultural Alliance Inc.


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C M Y K southern portion of the county. West Sebring Volunteer Fire Departmentw as among the first to arrive on the scene, joined by Sun N Lakes South, DeSoto C ity, Lake Placid, Leisure Lakes, the County Fire Service and the Florida Forest Service. O ne fire fighter was transported to HighlandsR egional Center for observation, but is in good condition, county fire supervisor Charles Andrews told the N ews-Sun Wednesday. This is the beginning of a nasty fire season, he said. This is not the time of year to be burning anything outd oors. Melissa Yunas, fire mitigation specialist for the F lorida Forest Service, said five acres of brush and pine were consumed in less than two hours. Firefighters were plann ing to spend Thursday m orning mopping up the fire area by rehabbing dozer c ontrol lines around the fire and making sure any hot spots are extinguished. Thursday mornings rain helped the situation, but conditions are still ripe for brush fires. Yunas wanted to remind t he public that the leading cause of brush fires is peop le burning yard waste. A small fire in a back yard that may seem in control can quickly turn into a dangerous brush fire with just a moment of inattention. Dont burn debris on w indy days or days with humidity under 35 percent. W hile a permit isnt needed for burning yard waste, some rules must be followed. The fire must be co n tained to an eight-foot diame ter pile or a non-combustible barrel and must be at least 25 feet from forests, 25 feet from your house, 50 feet from a paved publicr oad and 150 feet from other occupied buildings. Page 6ANews-SunFriday, April 6, 2012www.newssun.com DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 8 8 9 9 VILLAGE INN/VICOR RESTAURANTS; 7.444"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 4/4,6,8; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 5 5 9 9 3 3 a nd water also available throughout the evening. Dancing 6:30 to 9 p.m., $5 donation at the door. Bring snacks, singles welcome. F ellowship Hall is located two miles east of U.S. 27 on C.R. 621.Fly-in breakfast is SaturdayAVON PARK There will be a fly-in breakfast from 8-11 a.m. Saturday atA von Park Executive Airports Florida Aircraft Services (KAVO) maintenance hangar at 1535 S.R. 64 West. Full breakfast, casseroles, s ticky buns, all for $5 donation. Service by Christ L utheran Church, LCMS.MOAA meets SaturdayS EBRING Members of the local Military Officers Association of America (MOAA Saturday at the Military SeaS ervices Museum in Sebring. Highlands County C ommissioner candidate Will Bennett of Avon Park will be the guest speaker.B ennett graduated from Avon Park High School, s erved his country in the Air Force during Desert Storm and returned home and isn ow is vice-president of operations at Management Experts, Inc. M OAAchapter president retired Army Maj. Randy S mith is encouraging all members to attend and meet Bennett and hear his views on Highlands County government and what heb elieves can be done to improve it. Following Bennetts presentation, the floor will open for a question-and-answer period. At 10 a.m., the MOAA m embers will be invited to join the chapters board of d irectorsmonthly meeting. As per usual, coffee, tea and snacks will be served.Easter Bunny Boat Parade is SundaySEBRING The 13th Easter Bunny Boat Parade will be at 4 p.m. Sunday onL ake Josephine. Join in the boat parade in your boat or watch from the Lake Josephine shoreline and three boat ramps. Easter Bunnys sign Easter Bunny says Jesus is the reason for the season! Largest parade 24 boats and three jet skis lets be there this year our 13th year for the parade! Please follow the Easter Bunny boat to all three lakes that make up Lake Josephine. Times: Josephine Creek Spillway on Lake Josephine Drive at 3:45 p.m.; Boats g ather to join the Bunny at opening of Josephine Creek and Lake Josephine 4 p.m.; parade by RVpark on Lake Josephine 4-4:30 p.m.; The parade will pass the shoreline of all three lakes that make up Lake Josephine b etween 4:30-5 p.m. For information, call D onna-Marie Keaney at (863Final concert of s eason at TanglewoodS EBRING The final concert of the season will be The ShaeLaurel Family Band at Tanglewood on Easter Sunday night. ShaeLaurel has thrilled a udiences all over the world with their amazing talent and dazzling showmanship. Each s how features a blend of musical acrobatics and traditional Irish step and American dance fusing v ibrant new music with trad itional Celtic, pop and American favorites. The band started eight years ago as a project to b ring the family closer t ogether and has since b loomed into an internationa lly acclaimed sensation. Each member plays multiple instruments and together they have performed thou-s ands of show from the I nternational Music Festival in Shanghai, China and Downtown Dublin, Ireland;t o Disney in Orlando, and t he Calgary Stampede, Calgary, Canada. With a growing number of fans worldwide, ShaeLaurel hasp roduced eight CDs and several DVDs over the past 10 years. ShaeLaurels fun and c omedic stage show has thrilled audiences around the world. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.; s how-time is 7 p.m. Cost is $ 10.Customer service training offeredLAKE PLACID Do you wish that your staff possessed better customer service skills? Do you want to get free training for you and your staff to attract and retain more customers? Aseminar sponsored by the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce and Highlands Regional Medical Center will be held April 12 from 5:30-7 p.m. at Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce, 18 N. Oak Ave. The instructor will be Steve Nyhan, marketing director of Highlands Regional Medical Center. Limited seating available. RSVPChamber@lpfla.com no later than April 9. Continued from page 2A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY A sgirl is escorted out of the danger zone after being evacuated due to Wednesdays brush fire south of Sebring. CO MMUNITYBR IEFS CANDAISE WATERS Candaise Waters, 93, of Lake Placid, w ent to be with her Lord Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at Kenilworth Care and Rehab in Sebring. She was born in Live O ak, Fla. on May 23, 1918, the seventh child born to Clayton and Priscilla C heshire. Candaise has been a resident of Highlands County for most of her life. She married Leon Waters in 1940. At age 27, she became a member of TheC hurch Of The Nazarene in Sebring and over the years was very active in church serving as a Sunday school teacher, member of the choir, and several positions on the church board. Candaise was instrumental in establishing The Church Of The Nazarene in Lake Placid, and is a Charter Member. F or the last 17 months she was a resident of Kenilworth Care in Sebring and participated in the c hurch services and was a member of the c hoir. She will be remembered for the songs of her heart and her beautiful smile. Candaise is preceded i n death by husband, Leon; son, Frank Harrell; and grandson, Kevin Gorforth. She is survived by daughters, Yvonne Gill and husband, Burl of Edna, Texas, Lucy Falks and husband, Ollie of Angleton, Texas; son, Travis Waters and fianc, Cindy of Sebring; like a daughter, CaroleeH arnage of Sebring; her faithful poodle of many years, Buddy; nine Grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, a nd 13 great-great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends S aturday, April 7, 2012 from 2-3 p.m. with services to celebrate Candaises life beginning at 3 p.m. at Scott Funeral Home, 504 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid. Rev. Richard Farley andC haplain Fred Jeans will lead the celebration. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery. Words of comfort to the family and a video tribute of Candaises life may be seen by visiting www.scottfuneralservices.com. Waters OBITUARIES Continued from page 1A F ire threatened six homes south of Sebring By MATTSANDESKY Associated PressPALM BEACH GARDENS Sen. Marco Rubio said Wednesday that Mitt Romney will win the White House, but not with him on the ticket. Im not going to be the vice president, the tea party favorite said. Asked about a suggestion by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush that he is the clear choice as Romneys running mate, Rubio returned the favor, saying: I think Jeb would be a great VP Rubio has endorsed Romney and declared the primary over even though everybody may not agree with whos won. The first-term senator also predicted a victory for opponents of President Barack Obamas signature health care legislation Rubio also weighed in on the case of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old whose Feb. 26 shooting death at the hands of a neighborhood watch volunteer has spurred debate over Floridas stand your ground law that allows for the use of deadly force during a confrontation. Rubio supported the law while in the state House and says its premature to talk about repealing it. Rubio says Im not going to be vice president In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096


C M Y K is scheduled for May 2. This year, 55 local busin esses and government entities ran campaigns with more t han 2,000 donors. Thanks to all their support, United Way in Highlands County were able to have a total pledge of $470,000. This is the thirdh ighest campaign year in our history and an 11 percent increase over last year. Johnson recognized Alan Jay Wildstein, owner of AlanJ ay Automotive Network, for his contributions as an Alexis de Tocqueville Society member of the United Way of Central Florida Highlands County Division. Membership in the society is granted to individuals and families who invest $10,000 or more annually to United Way. Wildstein has been a member of this elite society since 2002. Awards were presented to recognize exemplary corporate citizenship of companies that generated the highest total number of dollars pledged in Highlands County. Publix Super Markets was the top dollar account with $137,242.95, followed by the School Board of Highlands County at $78,031.04 andA lan Jay Automotive Network at $37,058. A wards were also presented to companies that achieved the highest per capita employee gifts based on the total employee contri-b utions. Through this analysis, the United Way selected the following Generous Givers winner was CliftonLarsonAllen with ap er capita gift of $460, followed by MorganStanley SmithBarney with $450 and SunTrust Bank with $342.32. The United Way recognized those employee coordinators that went above and beyond for their campaigns and brought about great results. Brian Stokes, with the North Sebring Publix, helped increase their campaign by 29 percent for a total gift of $56,112. Belinda Decker, with the Clerk of Courts, helped increase their campaign by 163 percent. Susie Hale with South Florida Community College, helped increase their campaign by 27 percent to bring t heir campaign to their highe st total ever. And finally, Robin Scheck, SunTrust, was named EmployeeC oordinator of the Year. Their average employee gift increase by an astounding $203 this year. She doubledh er employee giving and raised a total of $13,900. Susie Bishop, Business D evelopment Manager for Atlanticblue and the 2010 Citizen of the Year recipient, announced John Shoop as the2 011 United Way Citizen of the Year. Shoop is the CEO at Highlands Independent Bank. He served on the United Way Advisory Board for six years, three of which he was board chair. Bill Benton, partner at CliftonLarsonAllen, announced Dan McAuliff as the 2010 United Way Volunteer of the Year. He is a Director at South Florida Community College. Hes been an Advisory Board member for 10-plus years and has served in almost every role, including board chair. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, April 6, 2012Page 7A MARTIAL ARTS (pp 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 8 8 0 0 GB'S LADIES & MENS FORMAL WEAR; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus three; process, race; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 5 5 8 8 2 2 COWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 4/6/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 6 6 7 7 0 0 Continued from page 2A United Way celebrates good year g ave him a stroke. This was like taking a shotgun to kill a fly, Clark said. Council President Scott S tanley felt that the engineer would provide more insight for the contractor once actual demolition work begins. John Griffin felt that the h iring of the engineer would protect the city against any liability that may occur, stating that if a contractor did the work without the help of an engineer that he runs ac hance of being sued by the property owner. C ity Attorney Bob Swaine added that a lawsuit would cause bid prices to increase.A ccording to Swaine, the legal fees for the city are just o ver $25,000 for the issue. Swaine stated his main concern with the project is leaving enough material from the wall intact and struc-t urally sound and not the demolition process itself. This is just crazy to me, Clark said. Clark stated that regardless o f whether or not the city hires an engineer for the predemolition, it wouldnt maket hat much of a difference. The company was contracted by the council to cover all bid and design aspects of the project.P olston will prepare bid documents and speak to contractors during a pre-bid conference as well as review bids and eventually oversee ther emoval of the wall. Polston Engineering President Dale Polston confirmed Thursday morning that the company will be doing the work for the City. I havent even got anything started. It will be a w hile, maybe three or four weeks, to get just get the bids, said Polston. P olston also confirmed that the $4,000 proposed to c ity officials for the project will be paid by the city. Mitchelllindo has been at battle with the city over the issue over the past severaly ears and stated Thursday that she has no intentions on l etting this project happen. I already have a meeting set with Polston. I intend tos ue anybody who touches my property, Mitchelllindo said. The property owner has openly expressed her dissatisfaction with the way the city, surveyors, the county and every other entity involved has handled the situation. I think that they are trying to wait out the statute of limitations. Right now all they are really doing is wasting the taxpayersmoney Mitchelllindo said. Mitchelllindo has plans to continue to fight the city onn ot just the wall issue but w hat she calls underlying i ssues, as well. As long as I live I will be r ight here fighting tooth and n ail. Not just for me and my p roperty but for everyone. T he government has done a w rong and it isnt right and w hether it takes the rest of t his year or 10 more years it w ill all come to justice. Im just waiting for the f irst person to touch my wall a nd then I will file my i njunction, said M itchelllindo. C ontinued from page 1A Wall owner vows legal action if demolition begins ou cant imagine the work, Lucy Derkman said,a ddressing a Lifetime L earners class at South Florida Community College Thursday morning. Every year it got bigger and better. Sometime after 1956 a highflying trapeze was added, with actual acts flying t hrough the air, the students working over a net. Before that they performed over mats. D erkman laughed while remembering. I guess you could call us stupid, so many things could have h appened. But, we were so y oung and dumb we didnt know better. You can do a nything when youre young. The adults were careful. Rules were in place and s potters used to make sure w hen someone fell they didn t land on their heads. That doesnt mean that Derkman and Franza didnt worry. As a newlywed, Derkman said, she wouldw ake her husband up at n ight shouting out, Nelson g et down from there! That was Nelson Butler, who delighted in jumping from the rafters onto a tram-p oline. Several former students j oined Derkman for the presentation. Many started i n the program when they were still in elementary s chool. Tumbling was always the first step. K enny Long began in the third grade, gradually advancing until he could do consecutive back flips or dive over five or six stu-d ents. He later mastered the rings. It was neat, he said. I really enjoyed it. He learned to stay calm. D uring one performance his pants split. It was okay, he s aid. I had underwear on. Long also had a clown act. He wore a baggy suit with a hole cut in its stomach. Stanley Wells, thenv ery young, would get in the suit with him, so his face s tuck out the hole. Hed put his feet on Longs and they walked together. Q uentin Barnes did a bicycle act with three of t he prettiest girls on a bike he made himself. He pedaled the bicycle while theg irls hung off of him. It gives me goose bumps remembering (the circus J udy Rewis said. She began tumbling in first grade and e nded up doing airplane spins, and being thrown up in the air to do a flip and then be caught. Ann Carter became the l ady on the flying trapeze. One of the things Lucy g ave me, she told the audience, was a strap of leather. Something you put in yourm outh so you held yourself by your teeth. At the other e nd was Winkie. Winkie Williams held Carter in the air while she did mouthpiece spins. Everyone of the former p erformers remembered the adrenaline rush, the excitem ent, danger and daring. Even more, they remembered the camaraderie, thes ense of trust and being part of a family and something w onderful. Every one of them told how the experience shaped their futurel ives, gave them a sense that anything was possible. It taught me passion and h ow to deal with people, Carter said. It gave me c ourage. e were a true community, Rewis said. Continued from page 1A Circus soars in memories News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY ( From left) Kelton Hill, one of the Ring Masters; Judy Rewis, an acrobat; and Kenny Long, who performed up in the air for the Red Devils Circus. NEWS-SUN


C M Y K FORTLAUDERDALE, (APAMiami police officer stopped after a state trooper clocked him going 120 miles per hour on Floridas Turnpike has pleaded no contest to reckless driving and will not face jail. Six-year veteran Officer Fausto Lopez was also ordered Thursday to pay $3,300 in prosecution costs and perform 100 hours of community service. The South Florida SunSentinel reports Lopez could still face Miami Police Department disciplinary action. Lopezs arrest was captured on a Florida Highway Patrol cars dashboard camera after a trooper stopped him in Broward County. Page 8ANews-SunFriday, April 6, 2012www.newssun.com E .O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 6 6 6 6 9 9 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 4/6/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 6 6 7 7 1 1 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 1.736"; 2"; Black; tv incentive; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 6 6 7 7 6 6 Courtesy photo Billy Martin (right Cypress in Orlando. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Billy M artin, of Sebring, recently graduated the Hyatt/Hands O n Culinary Training Program. Martins training went f rom Feb. 19 to March 2 at the Hyatt Regency Grand C ypress in Orlando. During the 100-hour course, he was an employee at the Hyatt andt rained by some of the best chefs in the industry. s one of my best classes t hat Ive ever done, Martin said. I had a lot of fun working with all the chefs. There were only five students in the class and I liked that. Trainees are rotated t hroughout the main kitchen departments such as Garde Manger, banquets, pastry and some exposure to the line in the restaurants and employee cafeterias. Students are provided a k nife set and receive a great deal of practice using the tools of the trade a knife a nd cutting board. The hardest part for me w as getting used to the knives, Martin said. I didt know how to handle thema nd had very little experience with them. But, now I feel confident. M artin is now an excellent candidate for an entry-level p osition on any culinary team, according to program director John Ficca. illiam has a great attitude, Ficca said. M artin, 21, also receives job trainingat Ridge Area Arc by working on the janitorial crew. He is still enrolled in the special education program in the school district.He livesi n his own apartment. The Hyatt/Hands On Culinary Training Program was established in 1998 as ana lternative method to prepare individuals for entry-level p ositions at hotels, freestanding restaurants, hospitals, schools and other food-s ervice settings. The Hands On Education t raining programs are disability neutral and structured to meet the needs of those withl earning disabilities, physical disabilities, hearing and visual impairments, mental health i ssues, emotional handicaps and low reading levels. M artin received a certificate for his training as well as a state required Foodhandlers Certificate that is good for three years. My goal is to be able to support myself by getting a job in food service or janitorial, Martin said. He has high hopes and feels confident. ith my certificate, I can t ravel the world and work my way up the ladder Martin completes culinary training program Worked with s ome of best chefs in industry explained the notification p rocess, Nikki realized the holidays would never be the same. This is a possibility you talk about before a deployment, but you pray it never actually happens because there is nothing you can do to prepare yourself, the native Texan said. That day Ill never forget. Along with Joes love of the outdoors and prowess for cooking great meals during the precious evenings they spent together, Nikki wont forget the way supporters rallied around her family. Still, with the war in Afghanistan fading from the national spotlight, she is preparing for a long road ahead. Six months from now, people wont be calling to see how Im doing, she said with striking candor. Nikki is sharing her husbands story in the hopes that more Americans will recognize the sacrifices of men and women who riske verything for something bigger than themselves. That is the man I loved, she said. I am very proud of him. Her pride in being Staff Sgt. Joseph Altmanns wife comes with an acceptance that grief will always be a part of her life. Every day is a constant reminder of what I had, what I was going to have, and what is no more, she said. As the clock ticks toward eternity, Nikki Altmann has decided how shell approach the many days before she is ultimately reunited with her husband. I take it one minute at a time, she said. To find out more about Tom Sileo or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. Continued from page 2A World changed in a minute for soldiers wife in say, New York or W isconsin, Carter said. The penalty for committing the fraud, even unintentionally, is all the back taxes plus an additional 50 percentp lus possible penalties from the tax collectors office as well as 18 percent interest from both agencies. The penalty can be steep, C arter said, and the county collected more than $10,000 in one recent case, but in most cases, Carter says the penalties and taxes from hera gency averages $2,000 to $3,000. e are required to go b ack up to 10 years when fraud is discovered and the changes in property values af ew years ago can inflate the penalty, Carter said. O nce the fraud is discovered, the property owner is notified by certified lettera nd has 30 days to pay the taxes. After that, a lien is f iled against the property, said Carter, and penalties and back taxes can be assessed in both areas where exemptions were filed. It is serious and can cost a lot of money. Once we discover fraud, then we alson otify the other state or county involved, Carter said. C arter pointed out that a lot of times the fraud is disc overed after the death of a spouse. When the death certificate is filed with thea ppraisers office in both areas, it sends up a red flag b ecause the agencies track exemption claims by social security number. s a hard time for the family and then this comesa long. Most of the time it comes when someone is trying to sell the home after a death in the family, Carters aid. Sometimes, it is discovered that the spouse has a different last name and that tactic was used to committ he fraud in different areas. Mostly, its because people do not understand that you cannot have exemptions under both spousesnames ind ifferent areas. We do our best to point that out, she said. The appraisers office spends time educating thep ublic when they apply for exemptions, Carter and McIntyre said. We do all we can. We question them when they fill out the exemption forms andm ake sure that we point out the law. We try, but we eventually find out, Carter said. And thats when it hurts t he pocketbook, according to Carter. F or more information on how to file for an exemption, or how to avoid fraud, taxpayers can go to www.appraiser.co.high-l ands.fl.us/ Continued from page 1A Rules for Homestead Exemption 1) You must be a permanent resident of Florida as of Jan. 1. 2) You must have legal or equitable title to the property as of Jan. 1, reside thereon, and ing ood faith make it your permanent home. 3 ) You must make a pplication in person w ith the County Property Appraiser between Jan. 1 and March 1. Tax exemption fraud can be costly Speeding cop pleads no contest


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, April 6, 2012Page 9A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 282011CA000696XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, vs RUDOLF WIEDEMANN, 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 23, 2012, entered in Case No. 282011CA000696XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, is the Plaintiff and RUDOLF WIEDEMANN; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. AS SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO COUNTRYWIDE BANK, FS; SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS 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 b est bidder for cash at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, on the 19th day of April, 2012, at 11:00 am, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 9, BLOCK ``C'', SPRING LAKE VILLAGE VI, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 21, 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 863-386-6565 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Sebring, Florida, on March 23, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff AS DEPUTY CLER K March 30; April 6, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 282010CA001038XXXXXX BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., P laintiff, vs NIOVER CORZO; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS 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, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated March 23, 2012, entered in Case No. 282010CA001038XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and NIOVER CORZO; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS 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 19th day of April, 2012, at 11:00 am, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 20, BLOCK 39, SEBRING HILLS SOUTH, UNIT NO. 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 7, 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 863-386-6565 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Sebring, Florida, on March 23, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff AS DEPUTY CLERK March 30; April 6, 2012 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09 FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of SIGHT UNSEEN ENTERPRISES located at 319 S. Verona Ave. in the County of Highlands, in the City of Avon Park, Florida 33825, intends to register the said name w ith the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State,Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Tallahassee, Florida, this 3rd day of April, 2012. Robert S. Talley April 6, 2012 LEGAL NOTICE To Kerry Riordan. You are summoned to appear before the Mississippi Board of Nursing on July 26, 2012 at 1:30 p.m. to answer charges brought against you. The hearing will be held in the hearing room at the office of the Mississippi Board of Nursing, which is located at 1080 River Oaks Drive, Suite A-100, Flowood, Mississippi. Failure to appear may result in the revocation of your nursing license. Signed: Melinda E. Rush, DSN, FNP Executive Director Mississippi Board of Nursing March 30; April 6, 13, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000440 Division Civil B AC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP Plaintiff, vs. CHAROLETTE SCOTT A/K/A CHARLOTTE MONCRIEF A/K/A CHARLOTTE SCOTT A/K/A CHARLOTTE KINDRICK A/K/A CHAROLETTE MARIE MONCRIEF A/K/A CHAROLETTE MARIE KINDRICK A/K/A CHAROLETTE MARIE SCOTT, PRESTON ROBERT CANTRELL, 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 29, 2012, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: LOTS 9253, 9254, AND SOUTHEAST 1/2 OF LOT 9255, OF AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT NO. 28, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, AT PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 2880 N. GARLAND RD., AVON PARK, FL 33825; 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 23, 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 2nd day of April, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk April 6, 13, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2010-CA-001076 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP Plaintiff, vs. GUILLERMINA CRUZ RODRIGUEZ A/K/A GUILLERMINA CRUZ; UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION #1; UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION #2; UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION #3; UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION #4; IF LIVING, AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANT(S TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 29, 2012 entered in Civil Case No. 2 010-CA-001076 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff and GUILLERMINA CRUZ RODRIGUEZ A/K/A GUILLERMINA CRUZ 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 23, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOTS 9963 AND 9964, AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT NO. 30, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 32, 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 (8632r eceipt 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 Tampa, FL 33614 (813 (813 April 6, 13, 2012 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: CITY TOWING OF SEBRING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 04/21/2012, 09:00 am at 280 Avon Way, Avon Park, FL 33825, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. CITY TOWING OF SEBRING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. JN1EB31P7NU121026 1992 NISSAN April 6, 2012 STATE GRAZING LEASE 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 1050Legals N OTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pursuant to a WRIT OF E XECUTION issued out of the Circuit Court of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit In and for Broward County, Florida, on the 13th day of January, 2010, in the cause wherein ADORNO & YOSS, LLP., a limited liability partnership., is Plaintiff, and FRED STERNBERG, an individual, BONNIE STERNBERG, an individual, BBBENTLEY, CORP., f/k/a Baxter International Corp., a dissolved Florida profit corporation, and BBBaxter LLC., a dissolved Delaware limited liability company, are Defendants, being Case No. 09-020781-09 in the said Court, I, Susan Benton, Sheriff of Highlands County, Florida, have levied upon all of the Defendant, BONNIE STERNBERGs right, title and interest in and to the following described REAL property in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: LOT 4, PLANTATION HILL SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 56, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA STREET ADDRESS FOR THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS: 1706 West Stryker Road, Avon Park, FL. 33825 and on the 1st day of May, 2012, at the Commerce Avenue entrance to the Highlands County Courthouse, in the City of Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all of the said defendant, BONNIE STERNBERGs, right, title and interest in the aforesaid property at public outcry and will sell the same, subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution. Dated this, March 28, 2012 SUSAN BENTON, SHERIFF OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Lt. Jack Baily, Jr. Lt. Jack Bailey, Jr., DEPUTY SHERIFF In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the agency sending this notice at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, Telephone 863/402-7228 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TTD 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V Florida Relay Services. March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2008-CA-000785 THE CIT GROUP/CONSUMER FINANCE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. ARMANDO C. BASULTO, ET AL. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE (Please publish in THE NEWS SUN NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 22, 2012, and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-000785, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. The Bank of New York Mellon, on behalf of CIT Mortgage Loan Trust 2007-1 (hereafter ``Plaintiff'' ARMANDO C. BASULTO; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.; SERVICEMASTER OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the MAIN ENTRANCE of the Courthouse; 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, at 11:00 a.m., on the 19th day of April, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 6, BLOCK 223, PLACID LAKES SECTION 20, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, AT PAGE 31, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in an court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of Court Administrator, (863 within two (2 Foreclosure Complaint; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863 lay Service 711. Dated this 23rd day of March, 2012. ROBERT GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk March 30; April 6, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 09001506GCS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MLLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS, CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED C ERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-10, Plaintiff, vs. CURRY, MELLISA, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 09001506GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MLLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS, CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-10, Plaintiff, and, CURRY, MELLISA, et. al., are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT AT COURTHOUSE, 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870, at the hour of 11 A.M. on the 19th day of April, 2012, the following described property: LOT 11, BLOCK 35, OF LEISURE LAKES, SECTION 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 23rd day of March, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk March 30; April 6, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No.: FC-11-000895 IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: RUBEN H. MENDOZA, Petitioner, and ALICIA B. MENDOZA, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: ALICIA B. MENDOZA 113 South Oak Street, Apt. B Santa Paula, CA 93060-2951 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Petitioner's Attorney, Kevin J. D'Espies, whose address is P.O. Box 2826, Lake Placid, Florida 33862, on or before April 16, 2012 and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk's office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, required certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: March 12, 2012 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-78 IN RE: ESTATE OF STANLEY M. MCKINNEY, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The name of the decedent, the designation of the court in which the administration of this estate is pending, and the file number are indicated above. The address of the court is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The name and address of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are indicated below. if you have been served with a copy of this notice and you have any claim against the decedent's estate, even if that claim is unmatured, contingent or unliquidated, you must file your claim with the court ON OR BEFORE THE LATER OF A DATE THAT IS 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER YOU RECEIVE A COPY OF THIS NOTICE. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons who have claims or demands against decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with t his court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. EVEN IF A CLAIM IS NOT BARRED BY THE LIMITATIONS DESCRIBED ABOVE, ALL CLAIMS WHICH HAVE NOT BEEN FILED WILL BE BARRED TWO YEARS AFTER DECEDENT'S DEATH. The date of death of the decedent is January 4, 2012. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 6, 2012. Personal Representative: CLIFFORD R. RHOADES 2141 Lakeview Drive S ebring, Florida 33870 Attorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, P.A. Florida Bar No.: 308714 Clifford R. Rhoades, P.A. 2141 Lakeview Drive Sebring, Floirda 33870 (863 April 6, 13, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC-12-122 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF DUANE W. SNYDER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Duane W. Snyder, deceased, File Number PC-12-122, by the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870; that the decedent's date of death was January 25, 2012; that the total value of the estate is exempt homestead and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name and Address Constance Hope Snyder 2831 Meadowood Lane Sebring, FL 33875 Sara Snyder Buhrman Post Office Box 1121 Boulder, CO 80306 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 6, 2012. Persons Giving Notice: Constance Hope Snyder 2831 Meadowood Lane Sebring, FL 33875 Sara Snyder Buhrman Post Office Box 1121 Boulder, CO 80306 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative: 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 By: /s/ Thomas L. Nunnallee THOMAS L. NUNNALLEE Florida Bar No. 0062162 E-Mail Address: tnunnallee@bnpalaw.com April 6, 13, 2012 1050Legals F ree ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. Must be a non-commercial item. Asking price is $100 or less. We offer 2 ads per month and can rerun the same ad 2 times in 30 days, only if its the same ad. The price is allowed to change. All ads placed under the Bargain Buys discount rate must have 1 item with 1 asking price. 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C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunFriday, April 6, 2012www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-290-GCS CAMPUS USA CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES RICHARD CLAYBROOKE, BOBBI RAWLS CLAYBROOKE, UNKNOWN TENANT(S IN POSSESSION and SECOND UNKNOWN TENANT(S Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on the 25th day of April, 2012, at 11:00 A.M. at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, J ury Room, Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, the undersigned Clerk will offer for sale the following real and personal property more particularly described as: See Exhibit ``A'' attached hereto Exhibit ``A'' THAT PART OF FRACTIONAL SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT A PERMANENT REFERENCE MARKER ON THE SECTION LINE BETWEEN SECTIONS 23 AND 24, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH RANGE 29 EAST, 660 FEET NORTH 0 DEGREES 29' WEST FROM THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 24; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 41' 30'' WEST AND PARALLEL TO THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 23,115.0 FEET TO P.R.M.; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 04'30'' EAST 231.69 FEET TO P.R.M. AND THE BEGINNING OF A 6.0 DEGREE CURVE TO THE RIGHT; THENCE FOLLOWING SAID CURVE TO THE RIGHT THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 24 DEGREES 20'' 405.556 FEET TO A PERMANENT REFERENCE MARKER; THENCE NORTH 24 DEGREES 24'30'' EAST 56.83 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE ON THE SECTION LINE BETWEEN SAID SECTIONS 23 AND 24; THENCE CONTINUING NORTH 24 DEGREES 24'30'' EAST 405.11 FEET TO P.R.M. AND THE BEGINNING OF A 4.0 DEGREE CURVE TO THE LEFT; THENCE FOLLOWING SAID CURVE TO THE LEFT THROUGH A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 19 DEGREES 37', 490.417 FEET TO A P.R.M. THENCE NORTH 4 DEGREES 47'30'' EAST 450 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 85 DEGREES 42'30'' EAST 134 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE SHORE LINE OF LAKE PLACID AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 85 DEGREES 42'30'' WEST 134 FEET MORE OR LESS TO A POINT ON THE EAST BOUNDARY OF THE COUNTY ROAD, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN DEED TO HIGHLANDS COUNTY DATED AUGUST 4, 1953, AND RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 136, AT PAGE 319, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 4 DEGREES 47'30'' EAST ALONG THE EAST BOUNDARY OF SAID COUNTY ROAD 75 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 85 DEGREES 42'30'' EAST 134 FEET MORE OR LESS TO THE SHORE LINE OF LAKE PLACID; THENCE MEANDERING A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE SHORE LINE OF LAKE PLACID TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, WHICH PROPERTY IS ALSO DESCRIBED AS LOT 28, BLOCK ``A'', OF LAKE SHORE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, AT PAGE 27, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH: all the improvements now or hereafter erected on the property, and all easements, appurtenances, and fixtures now or hereafter a part of the property. The aforesaid sale will be made pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in Civil No. 11-290-GCS now pending in the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 20th day of March, 2012. (COURT SEAL Clerk of Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk April 6, 13, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09001562GCS OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. TROY A. KNIGHT A/K/A TROY KNIGHT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TROY A. KNIGHT A/K/A TROY KNIGHT; TRACY KNIGHT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF T RACY KNIGHT; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S MARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED 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 9 AND 10, BLOCK E, AS A LEWIS SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3 PAGE 73, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 248 E. Green St. Avon Park, 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 May 31, 2012. DATED THIS 29th DAY OF FEBRUARY, 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 29th day of February, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk April 6, 13, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000416 Division Civil CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. DORIS J. EHNIS, MARY L. DUNN, EDGEWATER VILLAGE HOMEOWNERS, INC., 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 22, 2012, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: LOT 32, EDGEWATER VILLAGE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 7, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 2313 DAVIS COURT, SEBRING, FL 33870; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at pub-l ic 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 19, 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 23rd day of March, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk March 30; April 6, 2012 1050L egalsDUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557


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SEBRING -MULTI FAMILY SALE! 215 Rail Ave., Fri & Sat, Apr. 6 & 7, 8am ? Sm. Appl., Household items, Lawn furn., Vacuum, Clothing. Much More! SEBRING -CROWN POINTE of SEBRING, 5005 SUN 'N LAKE BLVD. Friday April 6th, 10AM 3PM. Some Furniture & Many Miscellaneous Items. SEBRING -6900 Granada Blvd., Fri & Sat Apr.6 & 7, 8am 1pm. Antiques, Arts & Crafts, Household Items. Much More! 7320Garage &Yard Sales SEBRING -5349 Oak Rd. (behind Harder Hall Lakewood Rd. /Rt on Gardinia/ Oak Rd. Sat. Only! Apr 7, 8am 2pm, Furn., Antiq., Big Screen TV, Boat, Teak enter. center, ETC. LAKE PLACIDMOVING SALE! Lakeside Village South on Holmes Ave. to 24 Turtle Rd. Fri & Sat, Apr 6 & 7, 8am 1pm. Large Variety of Items! FROSTPROOF **ESTATE SALE ** 15 Center Street. Sat. April 7, 8am ?. Piano, Furniture, Kitchen items, Home furnishings, Linens. Too Much To List. Everything Must Go!!! AVON PARK716 E. Cornell St., Fri & Sat, Apr 6 & 7, 8am 6pm. Crib & Car seat, A/C window unit, Books, Kitchen Items, Computer, Clothes & Household Misc. Much Much More! 7320Garage &Yard Sales VCR TAPESApprox. 80 Drama / Suspense / Comedy will sell all for $20. 863-402-2285 TOASTER OVENBlack & Decker, Like New! $7. 863-385-1615 STEP LADDERSSturdy / Wood 8ft & 5ft. Both for $20. 863-402-2285 STAINLESS WALKERCane style with 4 legs (medical 863-385-1615 SILVER SOLDER/ Lead Free / 3 1/2 lbs. $35. 863-402-2285 SAILBOAT MAST/ 22 foot / $90. 8 63-699-1119 RECUMBENT EXERCISEBike / Used & G ood Condition. $45. 863-382-8819 PAIR OFCRUTCHES (adjustable Medical. $7. 863-385-1615 GOLF BALLS/ USED / Your choice / Quanity of 12 for $2.50. 863-382-8819 FLOOR LAMPBrass, 1 Bulb needed, Good for Study use. Best Deal In Town! C ash $15. 863-471-2502 EXTENSION LADDERAluminum / 16ft. / Old but Good! $20. 863-453-7027 ELLIPTICAL CLIMBERPro-Form 600 w/manual. $200. Excellent. Call 863-452-0471 CHILDREN'S TABLEwith 4 CHAIRS. $10. 863-471-3456 CHEST -Diamond plate, aluminum, 4 8" long, good for pickup or trailer. Very Nice! $95. 863-453-7027 CHAIN SAW/ Electric, Pole. Like New. $50. 863-382-8819 BOY'S SPIDERMANBIKE. Excellent condition. $10. 863-471-3456 BED -TWIN SIZE Foundation w/ M attress Cover, Skirt & 2 fitted sheets. All for $75 obo. 863-655-2083 ANTIQUE -Mirrored Horse Collar w/ brass hanes & wood. Beautiful! $65. 863-402-2285 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 7300MiscellaneousD INING ROOMSET Broyhill. Hutch & Glass Table 41 x 71, has a decorative base. 6 chairs, showroom cond. Moving. $750 Call 863-402-1935 7180FurnitureFREEZER KENMOREUpright. Like New! $100 obo. Call 918-884-9008 7040A ppliances 7000 M erchandiseS EBRING 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 B R & 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 -2BR, 1BA, 1CG, Partially Fenced Yard. Pets OK!! $650 Monthly. 1st. & Security Deposit. Sparta Cir. NO LONGER AVAILABLE! SEBRING -Nice 2BR, 1BA, Carport, Large Backyard, Screened Patio. Nice neighborhood. Near to Fireman's Field. Central A/C. $700 Monthly, Security & 1st. month. 863-446-1861 SEBRING -2BR, 1BA, Screened Room, W/D Hookup / Inside Laundry Room. 3801 Wild Violet Ave. CLEAN! $650 Monthly + Security. 863-385-5160 BEAUTIFUL SINGLEFAMILY HOME. Great location. Close to Shopping, Hospital, Schools & Restaurants. $825/mo. + Utlities. Call 571-247-5829 6300U nfurnished Houses 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING *SUN 'N LAKES End Unit Triplex, 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 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 6250Furnished Houses LAKE PLACID1 & 2 BR, APTS. RENTAL 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 2 BEDROOM/11/2BATH VILLA ON CANAL TO LAKE GRASSY. FURNISHED, WASHER/DRYER, N EW A.C. 305-310-6162**NOW LEASING**P ARK 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. SEBRING -1BR, 1BA. T ile floors, fresh paint. I ncludes water. $425/mo. Call Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. 6200U nfurnishedApartments SEBRING ONLake Jackson. Great Sunsets! 1 bdrm. No Pets. Large porch. $425/mo. plus security. Call 863-273-2103. SEBRING -APT. for Live in Help. Pay own electric, contribute $20 mo. for water, US driver's lic. to travel to Canada 5 months. Must Be Reliable! 863-385-1806. 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 & CondosF or Rent SEBRING IMMACULATE2/1, New Solid Oak Kitchen Cabinets, Tile Floor, Inside Laundry Room, Eat In Kitchen. $550/mo + $300 security. Most Pets Ok. SORRY I'M RENTED!!! PLACID LAKES2BR, 2BA Nicely Furnished / Immaculate, C/H/A, near Golf & Fishing. Short term / yearly. 863-699-0045 AVON PARKBeautiful Lake View. 2/1. Includes Water & Garbage. Washer & Dryer connection. Safe neighborhood. Dead End St. Pets allowed. No Pitt Bulls. $450 + Deposit. 863-453-4914 or 863-414-2871 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals PALM HARBORHOMES NEW HOME STIMULUS 5K For Your Used Mobile Home Any Condition 800-622-2832 ext 210 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 porch, shed, carport. 2BR, 2BA, remodeled Kit. w/ pull out shelves. G reat 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 Sale SEBRING 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 4 LOTSSEBRING LAKES 5217 5221 MAJESTY AVE. WILL SEPARATE INTO 2 PARCELS, $65,000 561-715-2214 ASK FOR RICKY 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. 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 4080Homes for SaleSebring 4000 R eal Estate 3000 Financial SUNSHINE PAYDAYLOANS Full time office position to work in Sebring location and travel as needed to Labelle and Clewiston locations Cash handling experience a plus Fax resume to: (863678-2170 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. 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 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. JANITORIAL CLEANBY CONTRACT S uccor Systems 866-288-7351APARTMENT 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. 2100H elp WantedADVERTISING 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 2100Help WantedINDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR IF YOU HAVE SOLD LAWN CARE, MAGAZINES, CABLE, INSURANCE, NEWSPAPERS, OR ANY OUTSIDE SALES. ONE OF THE EASIEST SALES YOU WILL EVER MAKE MONEY MOTIVATED, SELF STARTER! SERIOUSLY READY FOR AN OPPORTUNITY. HIGHLANDS COUNTYCALL ED 352-217-9937 2050Job Opportunities 2000 Employment 1100Announcementsr etary of Labor on May 21, 1968 and published in the F ederal Register (41 CFR Part 60-1, 33 F.2 7804 v isions of the Public Entity Crimes (Fla. Stat. §287.133, et seq, as amended) and the provisions in F la. Stat. §287.134, et seq, as amended, regarding d iscrimination. The Sebring City Council reserves the right to accept or rej ect any or all bids or any parts Thereof; and the award; if a n award is made, will be made to the most responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of the City of Sebring. The counc il reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB P urchasing Agent S ebring, Florida A pril 4, 6, 2012 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsREQUEST FOR QUOTES The City of Sebring will receive sealed bids in the City Purchasing Department for: RFQ #12-014: ABATEMENT & DEMOLITION OF 1701 WOLFE DR. Commodity 968-032 Specifications & General Terms and Conditions may be obtained from our website at: mysebring.com. or by contacting Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB by phone 863-471-5110, Fax 863-471-5168, or email: kirkzimmerman@mysebring.com at the City purchasing office located at 368 South Commerce Ave Sebring, FL 33870. It shall be the bidders responsibility to check the website for amendments/changes made to the document. Bid envelopes must be marked with the bid number and name as to identify the enclosed bid. Bids must be delivered to the City Of Sebring Purchasing Office Attn: Kirk Zimmerman so as to reach the said office no later than 10:00 AM, Monday, April 23, 2012, of the official time clock in the purchasing office. Proposals received later than the date and time specified will be rejected. The City will not be responsible for the late delivery of any bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail, of any other type of delivery service. The submitting firm will be required to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and ordinances of local, state and federal authorities having jurisdiction, including, but not limited to: all provisions of the Federal Government Equal Employment Opportunity clauses issued by the Sec1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE THIRTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10001162GCS WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR CARRINGTON MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2 007-RFC1, ASSET-BACKED PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES; Plaintiff, vs. ANNMARIE SEDERBACK, IF LIVING AND IF DEAD; DALE HOGUE A/K/A DALE A. HOGUE, IF LIVING AND IF DEAD, ET AL.; UNKNOWN TENANT IN POSSESSION OF THE PROPERTY, IF ANY; Defendants NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Default Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 6, 2012, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM of the Courthouse, located at 430 S. COMMERCE AVE., SEBRING, FLORIDA33870, at 11:00 AM on April 18, 2012, the following described property: LOT 176, SEBRING HILLS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 2, OF PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 206 EAGLE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33872 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated: March 22, 2012. In accordance with the Americans with Disailities Act of 1990, persons needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Highlands County Court, (863 402-6591, or the Florida Relay Service number, 1-800-955-8771, for assistance. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy of Court (COURT SEAL March 30; April 6, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT F OR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 282011CA000323XXXXXX FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs CARL L. SALYER; 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 23, 2012, entered in Case No. 282011CA000323XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION, is the Plaintiff and CARL L. SALYER; CITIBANK (SOUTH DAKOTA 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 19th day of April, 2012, at 11:00 am, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: T HE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 7, BLOCK 37, TOWN OF AVON PARK, SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 58, PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO C OUNTY, FLORIDA, OF WHICH HIGHLANDS COUNTY WAS FORMERLY A PART. TOGETHER WITH T HE SOUTHWEST 1/4 OF LOT 8, BLOCK 37, TOWN OF AVON PARK, SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN TRANSCRIPT BOOK 1, PAGE 14, 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 863-386-6565 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Sebring, Florida, on March 23, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff AS DEPUTY CLERK March 30; April 6, 2012 IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-498-CCS EMARK CORPORATION, a Florida corporation d/b/a LAKEVIEW MOBILE COURT Plaintiff, vs DEREK GREEN Defendant NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: A 1960 SIDO Mobile Home bearing ID#463507, Title #15002649, and all personal property located in the home at 2207 Oceanview Street, Sebring, FL 33870, or at the mobile home park at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 4 30 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the 26th day of April A.D., 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 pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk Circuit Court (Seal Deputy Clerk *In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of Courts office at 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870-3701, Telephone 863-402-6500 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired (TDDV 1-800-955-8770, Via Florida Relay Service. April 6, 13, 2012 1050L egals Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 Classified ads get fast results CHECK YOUR ADPlease check your ad on t he first day it runs to make sure it is correct.S ometimes instructions o ver the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. 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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comBuck Rapps Blue Streak b aseball squad made it four in a row Tuesday, bouncing back from a first-inning hole to trounce Kathleen 11-5 in Lakeland. Acombination of hits, walks, a hit batter and errors allowed the host Red Devils to score four runs in the opening inning, just one of them being earned. But Sebring bounced right back w ith a five-run rally in the second and Nate Greene cruised through the next few innings, only allowing one more Kathleen run in the fourth, before Aaron Hart came on to finish the job by striking out the side in the seventh. The offense, meanwhile, padded the lead with a run in the fourth, three m ore in the fifth and two in the seventh to provide for the final margin. Seth Abeln lead the 14-hit attack with four hits, an RBI and three runs scored. Dane Maddox had three RBI, while Alex Griffin and Greene knocked home two runs each. Now 13-6 overall, the S treaks lead the District 9-6A standings with a 3-0 record. They will look to pad that lead, as well, tonight with a contest against Lake Gibson at Firemens Field. In a meeting at the Winter Haven Spring Break tournament, the Braves edged Sebring by a 3-2 score. B y DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAvon Park head coach Whit Cornell finally got whath ed been hoping for. Well, sort of. It would be nice if we could learn to jump out to ab ig lead and just put teams away, he had said after a nother in a string of close wins last week. Take it easy o n the stress level. And though Tuesdays 112 win at Mulberry was by a wide margin, it wasnt blown open until late. The Devils got it started with a run in the first, with Tyrone Perry drawing a walk, moving to second on a balk, then to third on a Lane Crosson ground out and scoring on an error. But the Wildcats answered back in the bottom of the frame off starter Brad Torres. With one out, three straight singles evened the score anda wild pitch brought home another to give the hosts the lead. The margin held until the third, with Torres striking out the side in order in the second, when Matt Roberts singled and Perry belted his first of three doubles of the night to knot it back up at 2-2. Torres worked through a jam in the third, before Avon Park began to open it up in the fourth. Anthony Carruthers singled to lead it off and moved to second on a Mason Jahna sacrifice bunt. Colton Brock then came on to run for the catcher and went to third on a Torres grounder. Torri Pringle then singled to center to put the Devils back up, 3-2. Roberts then singled to put two runners on, with both coming around to score on Perrys second double, making it a 5-2 contest. Torres then struck out the side again, in order, in the bottom of the inning, and the fifth saw both teams go onetwo-three. It was then, in the sixth, that the Parktook over. Jahna reached on an error and Stephen Flowers walked. Pringle laid down a sacrifice and on the ensuing error, Jahna came all the way around to score and Flowers and Pringle both moved into scoring position. One out later, Perry came through with his third double, a screamer into center, to bring both runs home. Crosson and Trey Marley then continued the hit parade with consecutive singles, with Perry coming in on Marleys base-knock. Crosson got to third on the play and Marley soon stole second to again put runners in scoring position. Carruthers then ripped one through the right side to bring both in and cap off the six-run inning for the 11-2 lead the Devils would hold. Torres worked around a two-out walk in the bottom of the inning, with his 11th strike out of the game, before giving way to Cash Jackson who got through an interesting seventh. Awalk and two singles were contrasted by three strike outs to end the game and move Avon Park to 14-5 on the season and virtually lock up the District 10-4A regular season title with a 6-1 record. The Devils closed out the district slate Thursday with a visit from Frostproof. SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, April 6, 2012 Page 3B News-Sun file photos by DAN HOEHNE T yrone Perry was the hitting star Tuesday night, powering three doubles and totaling 5 RBI in Avon Parks 11-2 win at Mulberry. Avon Park11Mulberry2 Red Devils rollin Courtesy photo The Lady Blue Streaks took their strong season to great heights in a tough District 10-3A tournament this week in Lakeland. After each of the starting five of Kaley Walter, Nisha Patel, Joy Donglasan, Kelly Broen and Morgan Heston won their opening matches on Monday, the field grew ever more challenging and the numbers were whittled down. But in the end, Patel and Donglasan had reached the championship round of No. 2 and 3 singles, respectively. Each took hard-fought losses, Patel 7-5, 6-3 and Donglasan 6-4, 6-3, but did themselves and the Sebring program proud with their efforts. The competition was very tough, head coach Janie Hollinger said. But the girls worked hard and played great all week. Lakeland High School took the team win, racking up 26 points, followed by host George Jenins at 18, with the Streaks placing third with 15. Lady Streaks step up at Districts News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Nathan Greene held down the Kathleen attack while the Streaks piled up the hits and runs in Tuesdays 11-5 win. Blue Streaks come back to clobber Kathleen Sebring11Kathleen5 News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Tyler Carr and the Green Dragons picked up a winT uesday, besting Clewiston 9-5 at Roger Scarborough M emorial Field. Lake Placid was back in district action Thursday against Mulberry at home, hoping to improve its 2-3 record, and have dates at FrostproofT uesday and back home against DeSoto Friday, April 13. Green Dragons top Tigers By STEVEN WINE Associated PressMIAMI Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig offered a one-word review of the Miami Marlinsnew ballpark. His word: Wow. The critique came 90 minutes before the first pitch of the first game Wednesday in the Marlins season opener against the World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals, who won 4-1 Selig lobbied for years in support of team owner Jeffrey Lorias campaign for the ballpark. There was considerable local opposition to the $634 million project, which was financed primarily with tax money, but Selig predicted critics will eventually be swayed. Two other teams still seek new homes the Tampa Bay Rays and Oakland As. After finishing last in the NLin attendance each of the past seven years, the Marlins have had brisk ticket sales, and Loria said hes certain fans will continue to come as the season progresses. He said the Marlins enjoyed good attendance in their first season, and again in 1997 and 2003 when they won the World Series. They come when theyre given a good club, Loria said. And weve given them a very good club this year. Its a team where I expect us to be there in the end. New manager Ozzie Guillen said attendance ultimately will depend on the team. MCTphoto The Miami Marlins officially opened their new ballpark Wednesday, and received a succinct critique from Commissioner Bud Selig. Selig on Marlins ballpark: Wow See MARLINS, Page 3B


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. This event, sponsored by MIDFLORIDACredit Union, is a two-person scramble with handicapped flights. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m., with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. An awards ceremony and lunch, sponsored by the Palms of Sebring, will follow. 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. R egistration 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. A ll 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 D irector 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. Proceeds 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. Nicholas Nick Sottile was a Florida Highway Patrol Trooper and hometown hero killed in the line of duty in January of 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.Church League SoftballSEBRING The new season for church leagues will be starting in May and therei s room for new teams. There are three opportunities to get involved. First, if you have 12 or more people, m en and women, from your church, ages 16 and up, that would like to form a team, c all for a flyer with information. Secondly, if you have three or four p layers, call other churches and see if you can combine players to form a team, then c all 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.Gator Gallop 5KSEBRING The fourth annual Gator Gallop 5K is set for a trail run at Sun & Lake Preserve area on Saturday, April 21, at 7:30 a.m. Entrants will receive a Tee shirt, age group awards and post-run refreshments. Entry fee is $20 through April 14 and $25 from April 15 and on race day. Kids under 12 may be entered for $10 (no shirt at this entry fee Those needing information or application forms for the run/walk may contact Highlands Gator Club at lizardevm@yahoo.com and a form will be emailed to you. Come join in the fun of the Gator Gallop 5K Run/walk.Citrus Golf DaySEBRING Highlands County Citrus Growers Association and Heartland National Bank present Citrus Golf Day 2012, slated for Thursday, June 7, at the Country Club of Sebring. The event will begin with a Noon lunch and check in, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Team cost of $300 includes greens fee for four players, lunch, post-tournament hors douevres, water, soft drinks and beer on the course. Also, $50 gift certificates will be awarded to the winners of special events, including Long Drive and Closest to the Pin for A, B,C and D handicap players. Range balls and a participation prize raffle ticket will be included for all golfing participants. For additional information call 3858091. EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston3023.566 Philadelphia2925.537112New York2727.500312Toronto2035.36411 New Jersey1937.3391212Southeast Division WLPctGB x-Miami3914.736 Orlando3222.593712Atlanta3223.5828 Washington1242.2222712Charlotte745.1353112Central Division WLPctGB x-Chicago4213.764 Indiana3321.611812Milwaukee2628.4811512Detroit2033.37721 Cleveland1735.3272312WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB San Antonio3814.731 Memphis3023.566812Dallas3124.564812Houston2925.53710 New Orleans1440.25925 Northwest Division WLPctGB x-Oklahoma City4014.741 Denver2925.53711 Utah2827.5091212Portland2629.4731412Minnesota2531.44616 Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers3520.636 L.A. Clippers3222.593212Phoenix2826.519612Golden State2132.39613 Sacramento1935.3521512x-clinched playoff spot ___ Tuesdays Games San Antonio 125, Cleveland 90 Indiana 112, New York 104 Toronto 92, Charlotte 87 Detroit 102, Orlando 95 Miami 99, Philadelphia 93 Memphis 98, Golden State 94 Phoenix 109, Sacramento 100 L.A. Lakers 91, New Jersey 87 Wednesdays Games Indiana 109, Washington 96 Toronto 99, Philadelphia 78 Atlanta 120, Charlotte 93 San Antonio 87, Boston 86 New Orleans 94, Denver 92 Golden State 97, Minnesota 94 Milwaukee 107, Cleveland 98 Miami 98, Oklahoma City 93 Dallas 95, Memphis 85 Phoenix 107, Utah 105 Portland 101, New Jersey 88 L.A. Lakers 113, L.A. Clippers 108 Thursdays Games New York at Orlando, late Washington at Detroit, late Boston at Chicago, late L.A. Clippers at Sacramento, late Fridays Games Oklahoma City at Indiana, 7 p.m. Detroit at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Memphis at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Washington at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Cleveland at Toronto, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. New Orleans at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Charlotte at Milwaukee, 8:30 p.m. Phoenix at Denver, 9 p.m. Golden State at Utah, 9 p.m. Houston at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA z-N.Y. Rangers51227109223178 x-Pittsburgh49256104273217 x-Philadelphia46259101260227 x-New Jersey4628698222206 N.Y. Islanders33361177195244 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA y-Boston4729498262198 x-Ottawa41291092246233 Buffalo39311088214224 Toronto34361078227258 Montreal30351575207223 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Florida37251892197222 Washington4032888214227 Winnipeg3734983218237 Tampa Bay3736781229275 Carolina32321680210238WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA y-St. Louis482111107206159 x-Detroit48275101245198 x-Nashville46268100229209 x-Chicago44261098244234 Columbus2746761190257 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA y-Vancouver50219109244195 Colorado4133688205209 Calgary35291686194222 Minnesota34351179174221 Edmonton3239973210233 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Los Angeles40271393187170 Phoenix40271393208202 San Jose41291092219203 Dallas4233589209217 Anaheim33351278199224 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conference ___ Tuesdays Games Nashville 2, Minnesota 1, SO Vancouver 5, Anaheim 4, SO Buffalo 6, Toronto 5, OT New Jersey 3, N.Y. Islanders 1 N.Y. Rangers 5, Philadelphia 3 Pittsburgh 5, Boston 3 Carolina 2, Ottawa 1 Winnipeg 5, Florida 4, OT San Jose 5, Dallas 2 Phoenix 2, Columbus 0 Wednesdays Games Detroit 3, St. Louis 2, SO Montreal 5, Tampa Bay 2 Thursdays Games Tampa Bay at Toronto, late Winnipeg at N.Y. Islanders, late Buffalo at Philadelphia, late N.Y. Rangers at Pittsburgh, late Florida at Washington, late Montreal at Carolina, late Boston at Ottawa, late New Jersey at Detroit, late Dallas at Nashville, late Chicago at Minnesota, late Columbus at Colorado, late Vancouver at Calgary, late Anaheim at Edmonton, late San Jose at Los Angeles, late Fridays Games Phoenix at St. Louis, 8:30 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Baltimore00.000 Boston00.000 New York00.000 Tampa Bay00.000 Toronto00.000 Central Division WLPctGB Chicago00.000 Cleveland00.000 Detroit00.000 Kansas City00.000 Minnesota00.000 West Division WLPctGB Oakland11.500 Seattle11.500 Los Angeles00.000 Texas00.000 ___ Tuesdays Games No games scheduled Wednesdays Games No games scheduled Thursdays Games Boston (Lester 0-0 (Verlander 0-0), late Toronto (Romero 0-0 (Masterson 0-0 Fridays Games Chicago White Sox at Texas, 2:05 p.m. Minnesota at Baltimore, 3:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay, 3:10 p.m. Kansas City at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Seattle at Oakland, 10:05 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Atlanta00.000 New York00.000 Philadelphia00.000 Washington00.000 Miami01.00012Central Division WLPctGB St. Louis101.000 Chicago00.00012Cincinnati00.00012Houston00.00012Milwaukee00.00012Pittsburgh00.00012West Division WLPctGB Arizona00.000 Colorado00.000 Los Angeles00.000 San Diego00.000 San Francisco00.000 ___ Tuesdays Games No games scheduled Wednesdays Games St. Louis 4, Miami 1 Thursdays Games Atlanta (Hanson 0-0. Mets (Santana 0-0 Philadelphia (Halladay 0-0 Pittsburgh (Bedard 0-0 Washington (Strasburg 0-0 Cubs (Dempster 0-0 Miami (Buehrle 0-0 (Cueto 0-0 L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 0-0 Diego (Volquez 0-0), late Fridays Games St. Louis at Milwaukee, 4:10 p.m. Colorado at Houston, 7:05 p.m. San Francisco at Arizona, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, 10:05 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League DETROIT TIGERSRecalled LHP Duane Below from Toledo (IL Alburquerque and RHP Luis Marte on the 15-day DL. OAKLAND ATHLETICSOptioned RHP Tyson Ross to Sacramento (PCL TAMPA BAY RAYSPlaced C Robinson Chirinos and OF B.J. Upton on the 15day DL, retroactive to March 26 and OF Sam Fuld on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 4. Recalled OF Stephen Vogt from Durham (IL TORONTO BLUE JAYSPlaced RHP Jesse Litsch on the 15-day DL, retroactive to March 26. National League CHICAGO CUBSClaimed INF Luis Valbuena off waivers from Toronto (AL right to Iowa (PCL Marcos Mateo on the 60-day DL. Optioned RHP Casey Coleman to Iowa. Selected the contracts of RHP Shawn Camp and OF Joe Mather from Iowa. MIAMI MARLINSPlaced RHP Jose Ceda on the 15-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP Chad Gaudin from New Orleans (PCL on 15-day DL, retroactive to March 26. Reassigned RHP Rob Delaney, RHP Gary Glover, C Clint Sammons and INF Donovan Solano to their minor league camp.FOOTBALLNational Football League CAROLINA PANTHERSSigned S Reggie Smith. KANSAS CITY CHIEFSRe-signed DB Travis Daniels. PHILADELPHIA EAGLESAgreed to terms with OT Demetress Bell on a fiveyear contract. ST. LOUIS RAMSSigned WR Torry Holt to a one-day contract and then he announced his retirement. SAN DIEGO CHARGERSRe-signed DE Luis Castillo to a one-year contract. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERSAnnounced RB LeGarrette Blount and WR Preston Parker signed their exclusive-rights tender offers. TENNESSEE TITANSSigned DE Leger Douzable. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: Softball vs.Clewiston,5/7 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball at Frostproof,7 p.m. THURSDAY: Track at Districts,Frostproof,1 p.m. Sebring TODAY: Baseball vs.Lake Gibson,7 pm.; JV Baseball at DeSoto,6 p.m.; Softball at Lake Gibson,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball at Winter Haven,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Frostproof,5:30/7:30 p.m. SFCC TODAY: Baseball vs.Polk State College,6 p.m. SATURDAY: Baseball at Polk State College,1 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball at State College of Florida,6 p.m. TUESDAY: Softball vs.Hillsborough,5 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Baseball vs.State College of Florida,6 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Softball at Booker,6:30 p.m. TUESDAY: JVBaseball vs.DeSoto,6 p.m. THURSDAY: Softball vs.Hardee,5:30/7:30 p.m. M M A A J J O O R R L L E E A A G G U U E E B B A A S S E E B B A A L L L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 7 7 p p . m m . San Francisco at Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . K ansas City at L.A. Angels . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 4 4 p p . m m . Regional Boston at Detroit, Kansas City at L .A. Angels or St. Louis at Milwaukee . . . F F O O X X 7 7 p p . m m . N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 8 8 p p . m m . C hicago White Sox at Texas . . . . . . . . . . W W G G N N N N B B A A S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Orlando at Philadelphia . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Denver at Golden State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NN N H H L L S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Philadelphia at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C C 7 7 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at Winnipeg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 4 4 4M M A A J J O O R R L L E E A A G G U U E E S S O O C C C C E E R R S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 4 4 p p . m m . L.A. Galaxy at Sporting K.C. . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NT T E E N N N N I I S S F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . WTA Family Circle Cup . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . WTA Family Circle Cup . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2Times, games, channels all subject to change A A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . NHRA Lucas Oil Series . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2G G O O L L F F F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . P GA Masters Tournament. . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . PGA Masters Tournament. . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S SC C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S E E B B A A L L L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Auburn at Alabama . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NC C O O L L L L E E G G E E H H O O C C K K E E Y Y S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . NCAA Tournament Final . . . . . . . . . . . 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C M Y K Special 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, snacks, lunch, sun and insect protection. Contact: 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 Located 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 Description: Approximately 3-mile walk to view birds and other wildlife at this scenic wildlife preserve which is home to an oak hammock, freshwater marsh, hardwood swamp and lake shore, a tremendous bird population, including a variety of wading birds, waterfowl, ospreys and bald eagles. Alligators inhabit Lake Hancock and may be observed from a distance. Pets are not allowed. Bring: Walking or hiking shoes, water, 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 27 between Babson Park and Frostproof. The 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. Contact: 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 Lakelan d 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 (west Rock Ridge Rd., after 2 or 3 miles gate will be on your right. Bring: Water, snacks, lunch, sun and inse ct protection, and camping gear if camping. Contact: RSVPBob Yost at 863-644-5448 or bobalinks3@yahoo.com for meet-up time and other information. Pick any outing or take part in as many as you can to both enjoy the great outdoors at these scenic locations and do your part to help the natural beauty all around us here in the Heartland of Central Florida. Florida Trail Association Heartland Chapter April activities w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, April 6, 2012Page 3B 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 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 MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 3.639"; 4"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 6 6 8 8 1 1 Golf HammockLast Monday, April 2, the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am points at Golf Hammock Country Club. There was a tie in A group for first place between Mike Winchester and Mike Lajiness at plus 1. In B group, Jack Schell took first place with plus 3 and there was a tief or second place between Stan Griffis and David Mulligan at minus 4. C group saw a tie for first place between Dick Botelho and Terry Yandlea t plus 8. Janet Regan made plus 1, that was good for first place in D group and Greg Brewer was in second place at even and Bill Alesi in third place at minus 1. In F group Bob Hughes was at m inus 1, that was good for first place, while Jerry Hodges was at minus 2 for second place and a tie for third place between Bob Fidlin and Don Meitz at m inus 3. In G group Karl Mellor made plus 1 for first place while Jean Terrell scored m inus 1 for second place and Frank Branca in third place with minus 2. In H group Pete Mezza made a plus 3 for first place and a tie for second place between Ron Geouque and Bill Young at even. Next Monday, April 9, the Mezza Group will have a modified shotgun start at Golf Hammock, beginning at 8 a.m. For more information, call 4142110.Harder HallThe Ladies League played a Pro-Am Points event on Monday, April 2. Rose Huizenga took the win with +7, w ith Pat Chance second with +4 and Patty Forrest third at +1. Doris Cunningham had a chip in at N o. 4. The ladies played the Most Sixes game on Thursday, March 29. T he winners were: First place, Lorraine Forcier with 8. Tying for second/third/fourth places were Pat Rice, Dori Landrum and Marilyn Armstrong with 7 each. Chip-in: No. 16, Pat Chance.Lake June WestA Mixed Scramble was played on Thursday, March 29. Winning first place was the team of John and Shelly Byron, Pete and Mary McNamee and Walt Nagel with 48; second place, Ken Rowen, Larry Heath, Joe and Joyce Swartz and Helen Mellon with 50; and third place, Orville and Eva Huffman, Ron and Carol Cobert and KimF iers with 51. Closest to the pin: (Ladies Mellon, 1-foot-5-inches. (Ladies J ohn Huggett, 11-inches; and No. 4, Ralph Little, 15-feet-10-inches. On Wednesday, March 28, the Mens Association played a game. T ying for first/second/third places were the teams of Pete McNamee, Art Schmeltz, Jim Lynch and Walt Nagel; Claude Cash, George Cloud, Ron Cobert and John Ruffo; Orville Huffman, Norm Grubbs, Bill Fowler, D ick Reaney and Bill Brouhle with 40 each. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Pete M cNamee, 5-feet-8-inches; No. 4, Sonny Shelton, 11-feet-11-inches; and No. 8, Dick Reaney, 5-feet-8-inches. The Ladies Association played a game on Monday, March 26. W inning first place was the team of Mary McNamee, Lynn Martin and Carol Cobert with 39; second place, Jane Roush, Donna Palmatier and Janice Barringer with 40; and third place, Annie Hall, Virginia Simmons and Marie Ailor with 41. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Lynn Martin, 8-feet-7-inches; No. 4, MaryM cNamee, 6-feet-4-inches; and No. 8, Eva Huffman, 6-feet-3-inches.P lacid LakesT he Womens Golf Association played a Bye Bye Birdie Scramble on Tuesday, April 3. T aking first, with a 41.8, were Rose Hunter, Pat Haas, Karen Wallin and Jeanne Ransom. Finishing second were Alice Bitzer, J udy Thompson, Janice Geiger and Bev Burke with a 42.8, while Bobbie Miller, Carol Olsen, Barb Moriarity and Carol Jones were third at 43.6. T hompson had closest to the pin w hen she got to 21-feet, 6-inches from No. 11. The Al Verhage Memorial Scramble was played on Wednesday, April 4, with Bill Lockwood, Jim Burbick, Carol Olsen and Taft Green getting the win with a -10. T aking second were John M cEachren, Gene Ransom, Judy T hompson and Emily Bootier with -9, after a match of cards with the -9 brought in by the foursome of Bruce Miseno, Jeff Harstine, Marni Rosettis and David Raciti. Jim Engle was closest to the pin for the men at 4-feet, 11-inches from No. 6 with Sue Macke closest for the women, getting to 19-feet, 6-inches from No. 11.River GreensA n Evening Scramble was played on Friday, March 30. Winning first place was the team of Laura and John Smutnick, Romy Febre, Joe Craigo, Ray and Mary Belobradich with minus-15; Don and Jody Ethun, Ken and Carolyn Brunswick, Jerry Lewis and Jim Sizemore. The Ladies Association played a Pro-Am tournament event on Thursday, March 29. Winning first place was the team of Jody Ethun, Carole McClay, Jan Stevens and GaleG arceau with plus12.5; and second place, Pat Graf, Betty L eblanc, Nancy Long and Karen Speaker w ith plus-11.5. Individual winners were: First place, Donna Johnson with plus-9.5; Tying for second/third places were Carol Roy and Betty Leblanc with plus-5.5e ach. The Mens Association played a Pro-Am tournament on Wednesday, March 28. Winning first place was the team of Dick Garceau, Bob Plunkett, Tim Thomas and Joe Craigo with plus1 1.5; second place, Jim Cercy, Russ Rudd, Harold Kline and Joe Graf with plus-9.5; and third place, FrankC onway, Romy Febre, Tom Morway and Gordon Clauws with plus-3.5. Individual winners: A Flight (28over): Romy Febre with plus-5.5. B Flight (22-26 C Flight (21-under plus-6.5. The Golfettes played a game on Tuesday, March 27. Winning first place was the team of Michele Koon, April Bienick, KarenS peaker and Frances Neil with minus26; second place, Carole McClay, Pauline Bridge, Linda Therrien and A nne Kelly with minus-24; and third place, Mary Beth Carby, Bev Rudd, Mary Belobradich and Babe McDonald with minus-22. The Morrison Group played a game on Tuesday, March 27. Winning first place was the team of Joe Graf, Ray Delsasso, Dick Garceau and Frank Conroy with minus-23; second place, Paul Johnson, Tim Thomas, Butch Smith and Tom Morway with minus-20; and third place, Kenny B runswick, Don McDonald, Dave Kelly and Gil Heier with minus-18.S pringLakeOn Tuesday, April 3, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association held Day 1 of their monthly 2-day Pick Your Partner tournaments. P layed on the Cougar Trail course, the event was flighted and consisted of 2-man Scramble on the Front Nine and Alternate Shot on the Back Nine. For Day 1, a team handicap was used in which both handicaps were added together, then divided by 2 and r ounded down if necessary i.e., a 9 plus 18 equals 27 divided by 2 equals 13.5, which is rounded down to 13 for the team handicap. Flight A consisted of team handicaps 0 17 and Flight B included 18a nd up. Winner of the Day 1 Flight A division was Gerry Esty and Dale Stevens with a net 59. They shot a very consistent 36 on the front and a 39 on the back for 75 less team handicap of 16 equals 59. T aking second place, at net 61, was Bill Lawens and Bart Bartholomy at net 61. Third place consisted of a tie at net 63 between Bob Rogers and Bo Bohanon and the team of Garry Behrendt and Jan Hard. Coming in fifth was Joe Austin and Bryan Carlson at 64, with Ken Kirby and Bob Hinde next at 65. The B Flight was won by Gene Hearn and Jack Hoerner who shot 36 + 43, 79 less 19 for a net 60. Second in B Flight, tied at 61 were Chips Ryan and Ray McKenzie (35 + 47 less 21) and the team of Jim Foote and Dave Docherty (34 +50 less 23 Should be noted here that Dave p arred No. 5 on his own ball; Foote was in the lake on his first shot and muffed his second. The team of Charlie Keniston and Gale Monda came in fourth at net 63. F our teams tied for fifth place at net 64 Ed Clay and John Schroeder, Bob Berg and Will David, John Delaney and John Bozynski, and the team of Richie Eastep and Bill Schauwecker. Any of the teams above can win their Flight on Thursday, as Day 2 will consist of both net scores added t ogether. o keep people excited, weve got to win games, Guillen said. Thats how you keep the excitement in any city, with any ballpark. In anticipation of bigger crowds, the Marlins nearly doubled their payroll this season to more than $100 million, and they expect to contend for the NLEast title. Continued from 1B Marlins new ballpark comes with new expectations


C M Y K Metro ServicesR ed meats,hydrogenized oils these are the foods we associate with heart disease and high cholesterol. But a few other things many people eat rather frequently could be contributing to future heart problems.White pasta and breadsResearchers have found that eating a diet high in refined grains,including those in most store-bought pastas and white breads,can double the risk of heart disease. These foods are those that have a high glycemic index,or GI. Foods with a high GI quickly release sugar into the bloodstream. Doctors have found a correlation between high GI and heart disease,mainly in women, according to research at the University of Milan. The study questioned 32,578 women and 15,171 men. Those who consumed the largest concentration of high GI foods were 2.24 times more likely to develop heart disease than those with the lowest. Nutritionists advise that, when choosing grain products,it is important to select those made from whole grains. Not only do these products provide the nutritional benefits of whole grains,including fiber,they also help reduce cholesterol and the risk for heart disease.Sugary itemsWhile many people associate sugary snacks,beverages and sugar itself with dental d ecay or unnecessary calories,these items also impact cholesterol levels. The average American eats the equivalent of 21 teaspoons of added sugar a day, which is two to three times the amount they should, according to an article in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers found that individuals who consumed the most sugary products had the lowest HDL,or good cholesterol,and the highest blood triglyceride levels. Eating large amounts of sugar can then be a major risk factor for high cholesterol and heart disease. In its 2010 guidelines,the American Heart Association recommended limiting added sugar in the diet to no more than 100 calories a day for most women and 150 calories for most men. Thats 6 teaspoons for women and 9 for men. To put those guidelines in perspective,consider that a 12-ounce can of soda has b etween 8 and 10 teaspoons. In addition,many processed foods contain sugar even if sugar's inclusion seems foolish. Some restaurants and food manufacturers have admitted to adding sugar to foods especially those geared to children to make them taste better and be more appealing. Therefore,sauces, ready-made dinners and other items may have sugar,and the consumer may not know it without reading the nutrition label. Also,it's important to note that beverages are the leading supplier of added sugar for many people. Simply reducing the amount of juices,sports drinks and sodas in your diet can greatly reduce sugar consumption. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, April 6, 2012www.newssun.com APPLE A DAY HEALTH FOOD; 3.639"; 2"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 6 6 7 7 8 8 BEST HEARING CENTER; 5.542"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 6 6 8 8 0 0 WILKES, W. ROY (P.A. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 6 6 8 8 2 2 S tatePoint MediaN ational Learn to Swim Day is Saturday,May 19, a nd parents across the country are gearing up to get their children out of theh ouse and into the pool. Its important to teach your kids t o swim early on,as progressive learning will help them develop skills that will l ast a lifetime. According to the Red Cross,drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related deathf or children ages 1 to 14 years old. A child should never be left unattended in or around the water even in your home pool,wheres tatistics show toddlers are most susceptible. L earning to swim is not only a necessary safetym easure; its also a fun physical activity that families can enjoy together. SwimWays,the creator of the Swim Steps program thath elps kids learn to swim,is sharing four simple steps to help you introduce your child ren to the water,and set the stage for a lifetime of swimming: Get your child comfortable in the water at an early age. You can introduce babies to the water using a baby float. The SwimWaysB aby Spring Float for example,has a mesh play space for toys and splashing. Teach them that the water is a fun place to play. Explore the water with your child using swim-traini ng aids specially designed to help parents teach kids tos wim. The Swim Steps line includes the Swim Sweater and Swim Vests that will comfortably help your little one balance and paddle t wo important pre-swimming skills. Once your child is r eady to learn to swim,use a graduated flotation device, s uch as the Power Swimr,to allow him or her to develop swimming abilities at his orh er own pace. Be sure to keep an active eye and s upervise at all times! While you may feel your little one has the skills t o swim without help by now,remember it takes a lot of courage to traverse the water alone. Its often beneficial for a c hild to ease into swimming with a bit of extra support before taking their first solo strokes. Kids can use kickboards as they begin to mas-t er their swimming skills and gain the confidence n eeded to swim successfully. You can find information a nd ways your family can participate in National Learn to Swim Day at www.TeachMeToSwim.com. Before you know it,yourc hild will be a fish in the water. HEALTHYLIVING StatePoint Media Teaching kids to swim as soon as possible could be a life-saving lesson. How to teach your kids to swim this summer National Learn to Swim Day is May 19 Dear Readers: The most wonderful thing about our planet is that it grows goodm edicine. Making herbal teas is one of my secret passions. You can drink teas,and in some cases apply them to your skin.I ve been playing with herbs for years,its fun and I honestly think its a wonderful adjunct to your other medical treatments. Here are the basics. Use o ne tablespoon of herbs per cup of water. Consider b rew time,you will lose some health benefits over brewing certain herbs. An infusionis best when using delicate parts of the p lant,like the leaves,flowers and aromatic aerial portions (Im thinking rose petals or wood betony). Infusing means you steept he herbs in hot water for 20 to 30 minutes,as o pposed to simmering them. Some herbs take a cold water infusion versusb oiled water. Roots,bark or seeds are t ougher parts of the plant and therefore,require a decoction.You simmert hem for 20 to 45 minutes in gently boiling water. Experiment with combin ations of various herbs to find the best taste and p hysiological effect. Herbs are medicine so research what you learn today,make sure they are safe for you. Its amazing that someh erbal teas improve heart rhythm,reduce blood pressure,clear brain fog or ease hormonal concerns. Most herbal teas are safe for people with kidney stones. My favorite book on teas isR osemary Gladstars Herbal Recipes for V ibrant Health. Health food stores sell herbs,or look online,or google herbal apothecary. I insist on organic herbs.H eres a recipe for ummy Tea.Imake this in bulk so partequals one cup. Mix all the herbs together in a big container.W hen you actually make the tea,put one tablespoon (total herb water. You can make a few cups at a time,and store in the fridge. 1 part mint:Provides a wesome flavor,plus its carminitive,meaning its h igh in volatile oils which soothe the digestive tract; may help with gas and nau-s ea. This is a bitterherb, so it is stimulates bile s ecretion. 1 part fennel:A warming herb good for bloating,gas and liver support. It may relieve intestinal spasmsa nd inflammation. Stimulates milk secretion i n nursing moms. Half part meadowsweet: A fabulous pain reliever,itc ontains salicylic acid (related to aspirin a nti-rheumatic and antiinflammatory properties and may relieve nausea. H alf part chamomile:So strong that one of its extracts apigeninhelps w ith pancreatitis. It relieves intestinal inflammation, i mproves spasms while inducing a sense of calm. One-quarter part marshmallow root:This is a demulcent so it adds mois-t ure to the mucus membranes. It is cooling,and soothing to the mouth, esophagus and digestive tract; great for people with heartburn. One-quarter part calend ula:Offers lymph support, this anti-inflammatory, a ntispasmodic herb acts as an astringent and anti-fungal for the body. May help with leaky gut and irritable bowel. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. D earPharmacist. com. This i nformation is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Herbal tea for your health Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun Little-known dietary contributors to heart disease M etro ServicesF itness-conscious men and women have no doubt noticed the growing popularity of core exercises. Core exercises are thoset hat focus on the body's core muscles,or those around the trunk andp elvis. These exercises are a focus of fitness center programs and have evenb een integrated into the workout regimens of prof essional athletes in all sports. But those unfamiliar w ith core exercises might not understand why they h ave become so popular, or why they have proven so effective. Core exercises help improve balance and sta-b ility. Core exercises require the core muscles, i ncluding the abdominals, hips,lower back,and pelvis,to work together. Core exercises improve the appearance of abdomin als. While it might not be the best reason to workout,physical appearance i s a significant reason many people have such a strong commitment to exercise. Core exercises i mpact everyday life. Another reason many people commit to working their core muscles is the impact such activity haso n everyday life. Core exercises help improve p osture,which can reduce, if not eliminate,lowerb ack pain and other muscle injuries. Eliminating that pain can greatly improve quality of life. In addition,core exercisesc an make it easier to excel in sports such as golf. Core e xercises becoming more popular


C M Y K Well,summer right around the corner,and soon well be sitting,simmering in the heat and humidity of Florida.N ow is the time to get out to the lake or the beach to enjoy as much of the ultraviolet rays as possible,right? I can remember the days of layingi n the sun,coated in baby oil to get a wonderful bronze summer tan; however,today we know that this causes skin damage and even can-c er. Even with conscientious tanning (i.e. using sunblock damage to skin cells will stillo ccur. Are you aware of the effects of the suns ultravio-l et rays on our eyes? Studies have shown that while 90 p ercent of people are aware of the hazardous effects on our skin,less than 10 percentu nderstand the harmful effects it has on our eyes. T he majority of consumers admit to wearing nonprescription sunglasses on occasion; however,25 percent of consumers never wear sun-g lasses at all. My struggle,as an eye d octor,is to encourage people to protect their eyes from the sun. The main problemsa re that the effects of ultraviolet radiation are usually d elayed by many years and are cumulative in nature. Sunlight may reach the eye t hrough reflection of objects, scattering from the sky,or less often from direct viewing. This latter pathway is least likely as very few people spend time looking directly at the sun. Certainly, the overhang of the browp rovides some protection against direct light exposure when facing the sun; however,it is the scattered light from the sky and the groundt hat is of more importance. Light reflected from a surface can be variable. Fresh snow may reflect as much as 85 percent of the UV-B rays,w hich is why eye protection is imperative while skiing. Sand reflects less light thans now but is still a reflecting surface for sunlight. These light rays reach the eyed irectly even though the person may be sitting under an u mbrella or wearing a hat. This is why some people seem to tan or burn in spiteo f taking such measures. It has been estimated by t he World Health Organization (WHO National Womens Health Resource Center (NWHRC that 80 percent of your life-t ime ultraviolet radiation exposure occurs before the a ge of 18. Soil and grass reflect up to 10 percent of UV radiation; sand,15 per-c ent; sea foam,25 percent; and snow,80 percent. M ost of us are familiar with the UV Index as developed by the National W eather Service (NWS Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC is listed on a scale of low( less than 2) to extreme (more than 11), w ith the high risk periods being between 1 0 a.m. and 4 p.m. Ultraviolet radiation can be up to 10 times higher at noont han three hours prior. During the early morning and late afternoon hours oft he spring,summer,and fall, ocular exposure to ultraviolet l ight may be almost double that of the typical peak UV hours. This is because manyp eople do not take as many precautions to protect their e yes at these times compared to other periods during the day (i.e. hats and sunglasses are worn less). Unfortunately,these areo ften the times of day that many people are involved in o utdoor activities. Patients need to be made aware of the long-term ocu-l ar damage induced by ultraviolet radiation exposure. T he World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that one in six people o lder than 40 has clinically significant cataracts,and half of those older than 80 do,as well. 20 percent of all people are blinded by cataracts due to sun exposure. All ocular structures may suffer damage due to sune xposure. Ultraviolet radiation can lead to wrinkles and skin cancer of the eyelids. This skin is typically the thinnest in the body,and isn ot usually covered with sunscreen when outdoors. In addition,benign,as well as malignant growths may develop on the surface of theg lobe. Damage to the internal structures of the eye may lead to inflammation,caus-i ng sensitivity to light, cataract development (as mentioned previously),mac-u lar degeneration,and malignancies in the retina. O cular damage may be seen as early as 9 years of age, and according to Dr. MinasC oroneo of New South Wales,80 percent of Australian children showed signs of eye damage from ultraviolet radiation by age 15. P upils are larger and lenses are clearer in children,so they are affected more by reflective surfaces. They tend to spend more time outdoors,a nd generally receive three times the ultraviolet radiation exposure that adults do. It is critical that we take preventative measures to protect ourc hildrens eyes from this type of exposure; however,at this time,65 percent of Americans chools prohibit the use of sunglasses. In summary,we must r emember that UV radiation damages the eyes; therefore w e must adequately protect our eyes from this damage. The optimal recipe for UVp rotection includes sunglasses,a brimmed hat,and UVblocking contact lenses (if applicable). V alerie Moulds is a board certified optometric physician practicing in Sebring. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure your condition www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, April 6, 2012Page 5B DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1 .736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 6 6 7 7 7 7 GROVES AT VICTORIA PARK; 1.736"; 3";B lack; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 6 6 7 7 9 9 INFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 11.25"; 12"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 6 6 8 8 3 3 P OSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 6 6 7 7 3 3 Your eyes need to be protected from the sun, too HEALTHYLIVING Focal Point Dr. Valerie Moulds




C M Y K Atonement Lutheran Church, ELCASEBRING This Sunday i s Easter Resurrection of our Lord Sunday.Worship s ervice with Communion will be led by the Rev. Jefferson Cox. W orship assistant will be Jim Fiedler,Communion assistant is Ron Fitzpatrick and lector is Marty Young. Being baptized Sunday is B enjamin James Peck, grandson of Jim and Carol Fiedler and adult baptism of Stan Brooks. Brunch will follow morni ng worship servicel.Christ Lutheran Church, LCMSAVON PARK Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled The Easter Victory Feast Is Prepared!C ome to the Feast! The church is at 1320 County Road 64,east the Avon Park High School. Call 471-2663 or visit christ-l utheranavonpark.org.Christian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morning is titled Are Sin,Disease, and Death Real?The keynote is from I Corinthians 15:57,...thanks be to God,who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. The church is at 146 N. Franklin St.Christian Training Church SEBRING Associate Minister Casey L. Downing will bring the message titled ictorious Resurrectionat the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is studying the Gospel of John. Eastside Christian Church LAKE PLACID The church will participate in a Sunrise Service at Memorial United Methodist Church at 6:30 a.m. Easter Sunday. What a blessing to be able to share this Holiest of days with so many from the community coming together. Eastside Christian Church is at 101 Peace Ave.,two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621. The phone number is 465-7065.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING The Rev. George Miller will deliver the Sunday morning sermon Spicwith Scripture from M ark 16:1-8. The church is 1.7 miles w est of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road Call 471-1999 or visits ebringemmanuelucc.com.Faith Lutheran ChurchS EBRING This Sunday morning,the church celebrates Easter Sunday. Guest Pastor Tony Douches of Bartow will delivering hiss ermon Now & Forever Morebased on Mark 16:18. From 9-10:25 a.m.,Easter breakfast will be served by the Middle and High School Youth (scrambled eggs,pan-c akes,ham and biscuits) Sunday. Tuesday evening B ible study is Religions of the World(focusing on the United States) led by Roy Allen. Womens Bible study is on Esther and is led byT raci Roberts on Tuesday and Friday. Phone 385-2782 (direct to Faiths Closet).First Baptist Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK There will be no Sunday evening service or Youth 445 on Easter Sunday. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. Call 453-6681 or e-mail info@fbcap.net.First Christian Church Avon ParkAVON PARK This Sunday the church will be celebrating Jesus through song as members join together singing Something Beautiful,an Easter Cantata written,compiled and directed by Pastor Greg Ratliff. First Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 4535334 or e-mail firstchristianap@embarqmail.com/.. The church website is www.firstcchristianap.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING During Childrens Church Sunday morning,the children will enjoy an Easter Egg Hunt. At the Lords Table will be Bob Harcourt and Juanita Roberts. Communion will be served by Chris Baker, S andra Laufer,Carol Chandler and Diane Beidle r Childrens Church leaders f or Sunday will be Mike and Carol Graves. T he pastors sermon for E aster Sunday is titled He Is Risen!,taken from Luke 2 4:1-8. For more information,ca l l 385-0352. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday morning,the choir s i ntroit will be Aint No R ock Gonna Shout for Me. T he choir will present the c antata Once Upon a Tree b y Pepper Choplin. Soloists are Gene McEndree,Maxine J ohnson and Bob Johnson. The adult Sunday school class is continuing their study of David in II Samue l Chapter 24 in which God punishes David. There will be no youth group this evening. On Wednesday,the pasto r will lead the Bible study on the topic The Basics of the Faith. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). For questions,call 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING He is Risenis the title of Easter Sunday mornings sermon, given by the Rev. Darrell A Peer. Thursday there will be a health care presentation by Dr. Pepper,How to Create Wellness Habits That Can SaveYour Life,at 10 a.m. in the adult classroom.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING Rev.A.C. Bryants Easter message at all three services will be ictory Over Death and th e Gravwith the Scripture Page 8BNews-SunFriday, April 6, 2012www.newssun.com FRAMES AND IMAGES; 3.639"; 2"; Black; tv incentive; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 6 6 7 7 5 5 RELIGION Courtesy photo The Sebring Knights of Columbus presented Dr. Anna Adams, principal of the St. Catherines Catholic School with a check for $11,000 to purchase computer hardware and software for the classrooms. The installation of these items will enhance the learning experience by creating an interactive white board for use by both teacher and student. The mission of the Sebring Knights of Columbus is to support our local Parish, St. Catherines Church and the affiliated St. Catherines Catholic School and by doing so recognize that the future of our parish and community lies with our youth. Pictured (from left) are Mark Cole, Frank Stanton, Dr. Anna Adams, Fr. Jose Gonzalez, Tom Blesh and Rick Beebe. KOCdonates to school S pecial to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The staff a nd students of Lakeview Christian School will present the original musical production,Choices,at 7 p.m. Thursday at Memorial UnitedM ethodist Church sanctuary, 500 Kent Ave. Beginning with the first choice made by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Choicesdeals with decisions made by Bible characters,problems children anda dults face every day,and ultimately with the choice God made to send Jesus tol eave here on the Earth. The musical will highlight e ach class in the school and the main drama parts and solos will feature the fifth-g rade class:James Bellinder, Tanner Boley,Mitchel Coker, C ody Colding,Zach Geitner, Harrison Howes,Caleb Lott, Lexi Maulden,Seth Moon, Ayushi Patel,Rebecca Spohn,Jameson Waller, Jacob Watts,Jake Weber andA nna Grace Wheeler. Lakeview Christian School h as classes for pre-kindergarten through the fifth grade. Registration for 2012 2013 school year is open and information is available by contacting the school officea t 465-0313. LVCS is a provider for the VPK prog ram and is approved to accept Step Up for Students Scholarships. Lakeview Christian students prepare for Choices show Courtesy photo Stacee Register directs the Lakeview Christian School students at practice for the upcoming musical, Choices. or the life of the flesh is in the blood,and I haveg iven it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul(Leviticus1 7:11). This information from Jehovah God is vital to understanding the emphasis throughout the Bible,the word of God,onb lood sacrifices. Hebrews 9:22 adds this information, And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood,and without shedding of blood therei s no remission of sins. Of course,the logical q uestion is,Why? Why the blood sacrifice of Jesus? The apostle Peter begins toa nswer the question, knowing that you were not r edeemed with corruptible things,like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers,but with thep recious blood of Christ,as of a lamb without blemish a nd without spot(I Peter 1:18,19). Now we begin to see that is not just anyb lood,but the pure,sinless blood of the Lamb of God. ( John 1:29) For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could takea way sins(Hebrews 10:4). The blood sacrifice of animals was a shadow of the t rue Lamb of God. Therefore,the removal of s in is not accomplished by praying to Mecca or Jerusalem or Rome or multiple acts of benevolence. There was a certain man inC aesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment,a devout man and one who feared God with all his household,who gave alms generously to the people,a nd prayed to God always (Acts 10:1,2We learn from this account that Cornelius was to send for Peter who will tell youw ords by which you and all your household will be saved(Acts 11:14And what did Peter preach and Cornelius hear,believe,and obey? The death,burial,a nd resurrection of Jesus! (10:34-48 A ll of this helps us to understand sin and its eternal consequences. GodA lmighty is trying to get mankind to see how serious t he sin problem is and what it takes to atone for its affects. He spoke through the prophet Isaiah an eternal truth,Behold,theL ord's hand is not shortened,that is cannot save; n or His ear heavy,that it cannot hear,but your iniquities have separated youf rom your God; and your sins have hidden His face f rom you(Isaiah 59:1,2 The Holy Spirit through the pen of Peter states it thisw ay:or the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to t heir prayers; but the face of the Lord is against those w ho do evil(I Peter 3:12 Efforts by man via translations i.e. perversions of the Bible or denominational creeds to remove the bloodo f Christfrom the gospel removes its very power. Romans 1:16 clearly states the gospel of Christ is the power of God to salvation and then 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 declares:Moreover, brethren,I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you,which also you received and in which you stand,by which also youa re saved,if you hold fast that word which I preached t o you-unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received:that Christd ied for our sins according t o the Scriptures,and that He was buried,and that he arose again the third daya ccording to the Scriptures. T he prophet Zechariah foretold of this cleansingb lood:In that day a fount ain shall be opened for the house of David and for the i nhabitants of Jerusalem, f or sin and for uncleanness ( Zechariah 13:1). Of course,that was not thes acrifice of animals but the p recious blood of Christ. (Hebrews 9:13-15) The redeemed can rejoice with John,the apostle:Jesus Christ,the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of t he earth. To Him who loved us and washed us f rom our sins in His own b lood,and has made us kings and priests to His G od and Father,to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Ame (Revelation 1:5,6). The n umerous accounts of conversions in Acts shows us the power of that redeeming blood. Thanks to God Almighty for His indescrib-a ble gift! Frank Parker can be reached at f rankparker27@yahoo.com Blood, blood, blood! Guest Column F rank Parker Sunridge Baptist youth plan car washSEBRING The Sunridge Baptist Church Youth will have a car wash starting at 8 a.m. Saturday.They will also hold a bake sale. Funds raised will help youth to attend Acquire the Fireevent in Tampa. An Easter sunrise service will be held at approximately 7 a.m. Sunday school for all ages will begin at 9:30 a.m. The regularly scheduled morning worship service will follow.The Easter cantata,He Arose (words and music by Joel Shoemaker and Barry French,arranged and orchestrated by John Patrick),including Scripture narration by the youth,will be presented by the Worship Choir. Due to the sunrise service in the morning,there will be no evening worship on Easter Sunday. Sunridge Baptist Church is at 3704 Valerie Blvd. at the intersection of U.S. 27 and Valerie Boulevard,directly across the street from Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. The Christian WVDV-LP 104.9 radio station is across the side street from the church building,and is broadcast in Spanish and English (1-6 p.m. daily For more information,please call the church office at 382-3695.The Way Church celebrates EasterSEBRING The Way Church will be celebrating Easter with a sunrise service on the Circle at 7 a.m. It is at this very spot that the first residents of Sebring worshipped together on Easter Sunday. All who attend the sunrise service are welcome to join at the church for breakfast at 8 a.m. at 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive.Community Bible plans sunrise serviceAVON PARK Community Bible Church,1400 County Road 17A North, will host a sunrise service at 7 a.m. Sunday,followed by other services regularly scheduled. The public is invited to each service. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, April 6, 2012Page 9B 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.childrens 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 from John 20:1-18. Call the church office for inform ation at 385-5184. The church is downtown at 126 S. Pine St. Visit www.sebringfirstumc.com.Grace Pointe MinistriesSEBRING Grace Pointe Church is at 200 Lark Ave. Tuesday home Bible study will have the pastor continue the teaching of Unveiling New Testament Mysteries. Visit online at www.wowradionetwork.com. Click on the Praise Him tab. Check out the new blog:Rong racepointes.blogspot.com.Heartland Christian Church SEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon during the Easter S unday service will be Things J esus left behind (Ascension with Scripture from Acts 1:6-11. The service will also include H eartland Singers singing Allelujahand In the Upper Room with Jesus; readings by V icki Cribbs,Jill Browning and K arla Morrissette; Flossi Moore s inging Precious Bloodand George Kelly singing Rise Again. Good Friday service is at 5:30 p.m. today. Communion will be served. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South (behind Publix). Call 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID The C ommunity Easter Sunday Sunrise Service outdoors will be at the cross on the lakeside of the church at 6:30 a.m.,sponsored by the Lake Placid Christian MinisterialA ssociation. Bring a lawn chair,as seating is limited. Pastor Fred Ball will preach at the Heritage Worship Service and the Celebration Worship service ont he subject,And Are WeYet Alive?with Scripture from Mark 16:1-8 and I Corinthians 15:12-28. P astor Claude Burnett will preach at the New Song contemporary service in Rob Reynolds Hallo n the subject of Sermon Amid The Shoutswith Scripture from A cts 2:22-24. No Sunday evening events are scheduled. T he church is at 500 Kent Ave. Call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING There will be a s unrise service at 6:30 a.m. The Sunday morning Bible lesson, The Living Word Easter,is taken from John 20. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the Sunday morning and evening messages.W ednesday evening will be praise, prayer and Bible study.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING Pastor Terry Grove will preach Easter Sunday on ictory Achieved.For the kids t ime with T-Bear,Pastor Terry will have a little talk with the kids. At 9 a.m.,Sunday school will m eet in the Fidelis Room,studying Recognizing Jesus.They will study from the gospel of Mark 5:12 0.T he Way Church EFCASEBRING Easter celebrations w ill start with Sunrise on the C ircle at 7 a.m. All who attend the Sunrise Service are welcome to v isit the church for breakfast at 8 a .m. This will be followed by a movie at 8:30 a.m. Easter Worship w ill follow with Pastor Reinhold B uxbaum preaching on The Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Note the change of time of Worship for Easter Sunday only. The Way Church EFCA is at 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive. The church phone is 471-6140; the pastors cell is 273-3674. For church information go to www.thewaychurch.org. Continued from page 8B RELIGION Courtesy photo Florida Hospital Lake Placid was honored to receive a donated collection of rare, international Bibles from its Chaplain Juan Colon and invites the public to visit. The new Bible collection is housed inside the c hapel and features unique sections from around the world with many languages, formats and sizes throughout the centuries. Colons personal c ollection numbers more than 350 Bibles, which he shared last year in a traveling display to three local Florida Hospitals. He began collecting B ibles to emphasize the universality of the Bible as the word of God. Colon will be retiring later this year and considers this his legacy to c arry on the word of God. Pictured are (from left) Director of Chaplaincy Linda Lynch, Chaplain Juan Colon and Administrator W arren Santander. Bible collection donated RELIGION GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes religion news on Fridays. T he submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for p ublication in the following Fridas paper. Submit items to the News-Sunsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring, F L 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516.


C M Y K Page 10BNews-SunFriday, April 6, 2012www.newssun.com 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 and 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 AMe ach 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 Congregation 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 s ervice to help them grow in their s piritual 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:4536641 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 t he 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. We 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 Methodis t 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 Methodist 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 Prime Timers meet for Monday lunchL AKE PLACID First Baptist Church of Lake Placid,119 E. Royal Palm St.,will not have evening activities or link groups Sunday due to Easter. P rime Timers will host a covered dish luncheon at noon Monday in the fellowship hall. Bring a covered dish and a friend. Entertainment will be provided byB ill and Linda Lewis.S panish Aglow International meets April 14S EBRING Sebring Aglow International meets for its regular m eeting each second Saturday of every month at Spring Lake Community Center,209 SpringL ake Blvd. B Spring Lake. The next meeting will be at 9 a .m. Saturday,April 14. Breakfast served (donations welcomed); meeting will be afterwards (with singing,sharing and surprises). All are welcome.St. John hosts spaghetti dinnerSEBRING St. John United Methodist Church will hold a spaghetti dinner on Tuesday.S erving times will be 4,5 and 6 p.m. Cost is $7 per person. Walkins are limited. Call the church office for reservations. The church is at 3214 Grand P rix Drive (just behind Walmart). Call 382-1736 for information.Crossroads plans Hours of PraiseSEBRING Crossroads Fellowship,605 State Road 66, along with The House of Praise and Worship,will host The 12 Hours of Praise and Worshipviab ands,dancers and rappers. For more information,date and t ime,email mail@crossroadsfl.com.First Presbyterian Church features GoodsonsLAKE PLACID First Presbyterian Church announces its final Second Sunday Suites program of the season,featuring the amazing artistic gifts of Keith and Jennifer Goodson. Keith is one of the creators of many of the murals Lake Placid. Through music,art, dance and the spoken word,Keith and Jenn will give a presentation on the Resurrection. Keith and Jenn are a dynamic duo of prophetic inspiration that began 17 years ago. Together they bring the arts out of those who have the desire to paint,write or dance. As motivational speakers Keith and Jenn bring a powerful message of walking in relationship with Christ through the expression of the arts. They prophetically activate others in the arts and flow strongly in the prophetic voice. They enjoy seeing the fruit of their labor when teaching,speaking,ord emonstrating through live perf ormance ministry. Both are profess ionally trained and spiritually e quipped knowing that all they do w ill give glory to Christ. The presentation will be held at F irst Presbyterian Church,117 N. O ak Ave.,at 4 p.m. Sunday,April 1 5. A freewill love offering will be r eceived for the ongoing ministries o f the Goodsons.Hand bell concert set for April 22LAKE PLACID Pioneer Valley Hand Bell Concert will take place at 6:30 p.m. Sunday,April2 2,at First Presbyterian Church in Lake Placid.Churches join for Good Friday serviceSEBRING The Spring Lake United Methodist Church,Spring Lake Presbyterian Church and the Lorida Church of the Brethren willh old a joint Good Friday service at 3 p.m. today at Spring Lake United Methodist Church.C ommunity Good Friday service plannedSEBRING The annual Sebring a rea community wide Good Friday service will be held at noon today at St. Catherine Catholic Churcho n Lakeview Drive. This event brings together all f acets of the Christian faith to commemorate the events of Good Friday,leading up to the burial and resurrection of Jesus. Participants in the service will include representatives of the host church,and also the Rev. Ronald DeGenero of St. John UnitedM ethodist Church,the Rev. Rob Shannon of Wings of Faith Christian Worship Center,the Rev. Darrell Peer of First Presbyterian Church,the Rev.A.C. Bryant ofF irst United Methodist Church and the Rev. Fred Jeans of Kenilworth Care and Rehabilitation Center. A free will offering will be received to benefit needy familiesi n the Sebring area. The community is invited to participate in this meaningful service. Continued from page 8B RELIGION The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, April 6, 2012Page 11B Fairmount Cinema; 1.736"; 6"; Black; -; DIVERSIONS DearAbby: My husband, Dan, and I are in oure arly 30s and have been married five years. Hes bright, sweet, outgoing and very goodlooking. He is ine xcellent shape and works out at t he gym daily. Dan has become friendly with a group of men at theg ym. Like him, they are all good-looking and in tip-top s hape. They are also gay. One guy in particular, Harry, has become quite close to my husband. He often jokes about recruit-i ng Dan and comments on Dans popularity with the b oys. My work requires that I travel frequently, and Danh as been going out with Harry to gay bars where he g ets hit on often. I can tell he likes the attention. I should also mention thatD an seems to be considerably less interested in sex lately. I hate to think of my husband alone and lonely while I m away, but his going to gay bars every night is beginning to worry me. If I say anything to him about it, he guilt-trips me aboutm y travel. Is it normal for a straight man to seek out the company of gay men? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Gay-Friendly in N.Y.C. D earGay-Friendly: It is unusual for a straight man t o frequent gay bars. But would you feel better if Dan was going to straight bars every night and being hit on by women while yourea way? Your greater concern, in my opinion, should be his change in pattern of behavior. If Dan is less interestedi n sex with you than he has been, then you need to find out why. I have always favored the direct approach. The person you should be discussing this with is your husband. When you do, be frank but not accusatory, and do not allow him to divert the conversation by making you feel guilty about your business travel. DearAbby: Im moving soon from Florida to New York. I have a 16-year-old C hihuahua named Pedro who is not in good health. Im torn about what to do. Should I take him with me, orh ave him put to sleep? I am an anim al lover and have always had pets, but this is the first time I have ever had thisp roblem. Im renting a truck and w ill be driving up to New York. Some say the stress will be too much for Pedro. Hes a little fighter, but at his age, I dont know howh e will handle cold weather. He has lived in Florida his w hole life. What do you think? Im asking everyones opinion. Leaving the Sunshine State D earLeaving: You say Pedro is a fighter well, give him a fighting chance.H e could surprise you and make it through next winter and several after that. H owever, although you are asking everyones opini on, the one that should carry the most weight is Pedros veterinarian. DearAbby: My family h as been having a debate over the issue of how the name Jeanne is pronounced. They think it is pronounced Jean-nee, while I am certain its pronounced the same as Jean.C ould you please help us with the correct pronunciat ion? ADover, N.H., Reader DearReader: The name Jeanne can be pronounced either way, depending upont he Jeannes preference. In my case, it has always been pronounced Jean-nee. However, if the namecaller is French, it might bep ronounced Jahne, with a very soft J like Zsa-Zsa. To My Jewish Readers: Ahappy Passover, everyone! D ear 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 o r P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Wife on the road grows uneasy with mans barhopping habits Dear Abby MCT ( From left) Oz (Chris Klein), Jim (Jason Biggs), Finch (Eddie Kaye Thomas) and Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas, all the American Pie characters we met a little more than a decade ago return to East Great Falls for their high-school reunion. B y CHRISTYLEMIRE APMovie CriticYou probably havent been lying awake in bed at nightw ondering whatever became of Stifler and Oz and the rest of the horny kids from the o riginal American Pie movie. Y et here they are, after 13 years and a couple of sequels, in American Reunion. And theyre more bland than bawdy thesed ays. Thats part of the joke: that they (and wet in high school anymore, that we all have to grow up and function as adults with responsibilities and whatnot.W e cant spend all our time thinking lascivious thoughts a bout pastry. Thats just adolescent. But that doesnt make for a very fun or funny movie; instead, AmericanR eunion relies on clichis about nostalgia, forced tension over strained friendships and melodrama about the rekindling of first loves. J im and Michelle (Jason Biggs and Alyson Hannigan) are now married with a 2year-old son and zero sex life. But they return to their Michigan hometown for a 10-year high school reunion thats being staged three years late because supposedly no one could get their act together on time. Its a plot contrivance, leave it at that. There they run into the old gang, including Chris Klein as Oz, whos now a slick sports anchor, Eddie Kaye Thomas as the sophisticated Finch and Seann WilliamS cott as Stifler, whos still ... Stifler. Tara Reid and Mena Suvari show up as personality-free blonde robots Vicky and Heather, respectively.A nd really, the women get short shrift here. Theyre either boring good girls or sexually aggressive nymphets, with no shadings of substance or complexity in between. Harold & Kumar creators Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg take over as writers and directors but the sense of unpredictability that infused their own franchise never surfaces here. Plus, this kind of r aunchy, hard-R comedy has been done and done bett er countless times since American Pie debuted and seemed fresh in 1999. Movies like The 40-Year-O ld Virgin, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and even the recent hockey flick Goon (which also starsS cott) have found a way to push boundaries more dar-i ngly while simultaneously finding an unexpected, reso-n ant sweetness. American Reunion a chieves neither of these extremes, and playing intrus ive, cloying music to signal that certain moments ares upposed to be special isnt terribly persuasive. The few moments the film gets right which is true of the whole series involve Eugene Levy as Jims awkward but well-intentioned dad. Ag rieving widower, he misses his son and longs for the c ompanionship of a woman once more. H e has a couple of moments with Stifler and even with the notorious Stiflers mom (Jennifer Coolidge, brash as ever) which bring a temporary loveliness to the proceedings. Then again he also has to go through the obligatory trying-on-clothes montage as he prepares to take a photo for his online dating profile yet another cliche. American Reunion isnt even half baked Movie Review American Reunion R ating: R (crude and sexual content throughout, nudit y, language brief drug use and teen drinking)R unning time: 105 minutes Review: (of 4 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP When Rachel Bradshaw was a little girl, her father, hall of fame quarterback and part-time singer Terry Bradshaw, would pull out a guitar and employ the four chords he knew to sing Patsy Clines Crazy with his daughter. Two decades later, father joined daughter Wednesday night at a dinner to celebrate her signing a record deal with Bigger Picture Group. The younger Bradshaw came to Nashville from her hometown of Dallas to go to Belmont University, but had an ulterior motive. My parents wanted me to be in college but I came here to find out everything about music and about songwriting, who do I talk to, how do I talk to them? Bradshaw said. I spent a few years just meeting people and getting to know everybody I possibly could and I made friends and wed start to write songs together One of those friends was Jerrod Niemann. Bradshaw co-wrote his hit, the somber heartbreaker What Do You Want, sang backup on the song and played Niemanns former lover in the video. The 24-year-old country singer will soon begin recording her debut album with Keith Stegall, Bigger Pictures chairman and chief creative officer and a producer known for his work with Alan Jackson and Zac Brown Band. Terry Bradshaw, who signed a deal with Mercury Records in the mid-1970s at the height of his career with the Pittsburgh Steelers, has released five albums. Rachel Bradshaw, Terrys daughter, inks album deal B y ANTHONY McCARTNEY APEntertainment WriterL OS ANGELES The hotel room where Whitney Houston diedb ore the hallmarks of a traveler suitcases and room-service food andd rinks. But it also contained something tragicall y familiar for the singer: signs of cocaine and its paraphernalia. T he drug was found throughout Houstons b ody, according to an autopsy report released Wednesday that gave the most detailed account yet of how the Grammy-win-n ing singer died just hours before she was to appear a t a pre-Grammy Awards party. By the time an assistant found her faced own in a bathtub on the afternoon of Feb. 11, H ouston had likely been dead for at least an hour. The water was so hot it s calded part of her body. Nearby, on the bathroom counter, investigators found a small spoon described by investigatorsa s having a crystal like substance in it and in a drawer they discovered a white powdery substance. The dozen prescriptiond rug bottles found in Houstons suite of the B everly Hilton Hotel led investigators to initiallys uspect she died of an overdose, but after further examination and toxicology results they concluded she drowned accidentally.H eart disease, which caused a 60 percent blockage in one of her arteries, and cocaine use were listed as contributingf actors. Toxicology results also showed Houston had marijuana, Xanax, the muscle relaxant Flexeril, and the allergy medication Benadryl in her system, but none are considered factors in her death. The grim accounting of the room where Houston died and what investigators found provide a sad footnote to the singers life, showing the impact drugs took on her. An investigator noted a hole in the singers nose, listed under history of substance abuse. Houston, 48, had been preparing for the annual party of her mentor, Clive Davis, who helped launch her career two decades earlier. She had finished work on her return to acting by starring in a remake of the film Sparkle, which would also feature her rendition of the gospel classic His Eye Is on the Sparrow The singer had a sore throat and her assistant suggested she take a bath to get ready for the party. The assistant left to pick up some items at a department store and by the time she returned, Houston was submerged in the tub, which was overflowing and had soaked the carpet in another room. Efforts were made to revive the Houston, including using a defibrillator, according to the report. Coroners officials declined to discuss details in the report. Houston report details drug signs, last day


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