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C M Y K B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Members of the School Board of Highlands County unanimously voted in favor of all the Superintendent of Schoolsp ositions during the contract impasse hearing held Tuesday afternoon. This means the board members voted against giving district teachers a step increase this year and differentiated pay. They also voted to remove language in the contract the union says was meant to insure teachers are treated fairly during evaluations and retain a voice in shaping the still-developing evaluation system. S teve Picklesimer,president of the teachers union,told the board district teachers understood the complex financial and political issues involved in negotiations thisy ear. The union accepted the school districts position on differentiated pay,for example,but Picklesimer added that a step increase was a different matter particularly as the estimated cost was approximately $100,000. There are 12 steps in the districts pay schedule. Teachers move up steps as they go through their NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, April 13-14, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 48 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 H ighLow 83 61Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Partly sunny with a possible shower F orecast Q uestion: S hould Florida allow lottery winners to remain anonymous? Next question: Is the second-degree murder charge against George Zimmerman too severe? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online I nside Obituaries Eleanor Accardi Age 92, of Sebring Mary Martin Age 90, of Havana Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 97.2% No 2.8% Total votes: 144 Classifieds9A Community Briefs2A Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review/Times11B Religion7B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle11B Index www.twitter.com/thenewssun 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 6 News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Fire consumes overgrown and dry vegetation in a vacant lot Wednesday afternoon. The flames threatened four homes and damaged one. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c email@example.comSEBRING A brush fire in a vacant lot on the corner ofA gora Street and Garland Avenue in Lake Haven Estates quickly became an inferno justa fter 3 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. A ccording to Melissa Yunas, wildfire mitigation specialist for the Florida Forest Service,the f ire was caused by an outside electrical fire that caught dry grass on fire. Fed by bone-dryt rees and vegetation and pushed south by the wind,the fire rapi dly spread towards homes. One houses stucco exterior was damaged when the fire spread from the grass to paint cans stored against the side of the building. R apid response by the West Sebring Volunteer Fire D epartment,with additional help from DeSoto City and Sebring Fire Departments,the Highlands County Fire Service a nd Florida Forest Service Brush fire threatens neighborhood 1 home damaged in W ednesday blaze By ED BALDRIDGE e firstname.lastname@example.orgLAKE PLACID County officials c onfirmed Monday that two dump trucks worth over $212,000 weres tolen from a county lot on C.R. 621. According to the Highlands County Road and Bridge Department,a 2009 Mack GU 713 with a value of $91,839.47 and a 2011 Mack GU 713w ith a remaining value of $120,519.28 were taken from the lot late on March 10,said Nell Hays of the Highlands County Sheriffs Office. According to an e-mail from Road a nd Bridge Superintendent/Asphalt Plant Operations Director W. Kyle Green,a video of the county yard only shows the tail lights of the large trucks as they were leaving the lot. A copy of the video was provided to the Sheriffs Department. The only thing you can see in the video is the glare of the brake lights of the dump trucks when they were driven away and the time they were stolen,Green stated in his e-mail. Two county employees were Pair of county trucks stolen Keys were left in two dump trucks No raises for teachers See BRUSH,page 7A By ED BALDRIDGE email@example.comSEBRING A jury found a Sebring man guilty of attempted second-degree murder and burglary late Wednesday afternoon according to Steve Houchin,Highlands County states attorney. Dallas Neff,28,was apprehended on a warrant at a family members residence in Osceola County in June of 2010,Houchin said. Houchin,who handled the prosecution personally, explained that the trial started on Monday and the jury returned a verdict by 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Neff denied the act during the trial,but admitted during detectivs interviews that a lovers spat led to taking a straight razor to the throat and face of his 26-year-old female victim, Houchin said. Details from the crime scene were pretty grueNeff guilty of attempted murder Convicted of slashing former girlfriend with razor Streaks clinch firstS ebring wraps up top s eed for district tourney SPORTS, 1BProtect your petsV ets expecting pests to b e abundant this year LIVING, 12BFatal accidentS ebring woman dies in crash n ear Mulberry Wednesday PAGE2 A Dallas Neff News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY T he School Board of Highlands County. (From left) Donna Howerton; Bill Brantley; board attorney John M cClure; Chairman J. Ned Hancock; Andy Tuck and Ronnie Jackson. News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Steve Picklesimer holds up copies of school district spreadsheets he has studied while addressing the board. Board members say decision based on budget See TEACHERS,page 6A See TRUCKS,page 7A See NEFF,page 7A PA GE2A By SAMANTHA GHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Firemens Field will be loaded with participants Saturday for the upcoming Sebring Relay for Life event. This years event will kick off at noon at the Sebring High School stadium and will include a number of teams,guests and supporters. The Relay for Life teams have already collected more than $27,000 for the American Cancer Society. Sebrings event has a total of 30 teams and 240 participants registered for the event. Top grossing teams include:Angels of Hope,raising $11,390; Counselors of the Heartland,raising $2,750; and Highlands Independent Bank,raising $2,359. Each of the teams set their own personal goal of funds raised for the Relay event and many are well on their way to surpassSebring Relay for Life seeks more community support See RELAY,page 7A
C M Y K Lance Cpl. Stuart Ferreri is just old enough to legally buy a beer in the United States. Yet the Marine,21,isa lready on his second deployment to Afghanistan. Its a little easier this time around,Lance Cpl. Ferreri,speaking by phonef rom the war zone,told The Unknown Soldiers. Last y ear,you didnt really know what to expect...youd go out every day not knowing what y oud see. As our conversation began,Ferreri was quick to point out that his combat experience doesnt quitem atch that of Fancy,the improvised explosive device detection dog thats always by his side. This is her third deploym ent now to Afghanistan, the Marine dog handler said. F ancy isnt just wandering around wagging her tail int he sands of Helmand province. Along with the Marine holding her leash, the black lab is saving lives. One of the things that she a nd I were able to find was four pressure plates; I guess they were built within an explosive compound, Ferreri explained. Ther esidue from the explosive material tracked onto the pressure plates themselves and she was able to find that and we were able to stop that. While the picture painted of Afghanistan by some media pundits is one of complete chaos,the Marine said the district hes deployed in is showing major signs of improvement after years of sacrifices by American, Afghan,and coalition troops. ve been on pretty much every patrol,he said. Thereve been a few hits here and there,but nothing too serious. The Guard Force Platoon of the 3rd Marine Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment often provides guidance to Afghan security forces during combat patrols in southern Afghanistan. As the Marines walk carefully through villages, Ferreri and Fancy can almost always be found up front. re) just clearing the way for the guys behind us to make sure everythings s afe,the Marine explained. They dont have to watch their step; they can keep their eyes open for any other insurgents out there. W ar is unpredictable by nature,forcing Ferreri to be very cautious with Fancy, especially in unfamiliar places. ve had people throw rocks and whatnot at my d og,so Ive had to become real protective over her dur-i ng a lot of different patrols,he said. When there are a few moments to relax,the Marines first priority iss pending some quality time with Fancy that doesnt involve searching for bombs. ve had dogs growing up and whatnot,and prettym uch just learned to treat them the same way,he said. Although they are military working dogs,at the same time they are dogs too,and you have to have fun with them now and then...throw the ball around. To the handler and every other Marine in the squad, Fancy is one of them. I work with her pretty much 24/7,he said. With her,I know when she needs to go to the bathroom,when shes hungry,when she needs things. Theres definitely been a bond built. The Marine also shares a close bond with his family. As he saves lives with Fancy in southern Afghanistan, they are anxiously awaiting his return to Northglenn, Colo.,which is about 15 miles north of Denver. There just as worried as they were last year, Ferreri said. But I think they kind of have a better grasp around it the fact that this is their second time dealing with it too. My mom struggles a lot with it, though,the Marine continued. A fter he gets home,Lance Cpl. Stuart Ferreri plans to e xit the Marine Corps,finish school,and enter the work force as a two-timeA fghanistan combat veteran. Hes also looking forward to s eeing Peyton Manning quarterback his beloved Denver Broncos after heari ng about the stunning offseason development while stationed overseas. Hopefully well be good,he said. B efore this American warrior is able to kick back and watch some football,there will be more patrols through Afghanistans Helmandp rovince. But as the riskfilled days go by,the Marine k nows Fancy will be by his side. As far as my squad goes, theve really bonded around the dog,the Marine said. After (several) months together,you become like af amily. To find out more about Tom S ileo or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.cre-a tors.com. Page 2ANews-SunFriday, April 13, 2012www.newssun.com publishers 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 11 113443454651x:2Next jackpot $14 millionApril 7 71416233643x:3 April 4 41526283547x:5 April 11 618202231 April 10 814181922 April 9 411172136 April 8 29213536 April 11 (n 5043 April 11 (d 2845 April 10 (n 7016 April 10 (d 9591 April 11(n 019 April 11 (d 218 April 10(n 660 April 10 (d 511 April 10 161837397 April 6 121938428 April 3 1737424416 March 30 469379 April 11 1623424447 PB: 2Next jackpot $113 millionApril 7 513172030 PB: 18 April 4 124334549 PB: 6 Note:Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day:(d daytime drawing,(n nighttime drawing. PB:Power Ball Lottery Center Photo courtesy of Cpl. Reece Lodder U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Stuart Ferreri, a dog handler with Guard Force Platoon, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, and 21-year-old native of Northglenn, Colo., and Fancy, an improvised explosive device detection dog, search the outside of a truck commuting past Checkpoint Drahbiash while an Afghan National Police patrolman examines the contents of its bed during Operation Gridlock on March 21. A Marine named Fancy In a story about a dog rescue that was initiated locally and appeared April 11 in the News-Sun,the identity of one of the individuals was incorrect. Audrey Stansbury is an individual animal rescuer and is not an employee of the Highlands County Animal Control. The News-Sun appreciates the opportunity to set the record straight. Melanie Jacksons is the director of the e-Learning Department at South Florida Community College. Richard Merritt is the college webmaster. A story in the April 4 News-Sun contained incorrect information. The News-Sun apologizes for the error and appreciates the opportunity to set the record straight. Corrections GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE CO MMUNITYBR IEFS C RA Board names Hinote acting Executive DirectorS EBRING On April 9,the Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA named Robin Hinote actinge xecutive director until a new director is selected by the search committee and approved by the CRA board. H inote has been with the CRA for 10 years as executive assistant and oversees the agencs projects and its signature events,theR oaring Twenties Arts & Crafts Festival. Prior to her tenure with the CRA,shew orked in the Citys Utility Department for two years.Affinity collects shirts for field workersSEBRING Do you h ave long-sleeved,cotton, men or women's shirts that n eed a new home? Affinity Health Professionals is set up as a drop-off point for these shirts during the month ofA pril. Who needs them? Local m en and women working in the fields to protect them from chemicals. Do a littles pring cleaning and clean out your closet to make r oom for some new clothes. This project is coordinated by the St. Catherine C ouncil of Catholic Women. Affinity Health Professionals is at 2827 Alt 27 South.Register now for Dirty Dozen eventsSEBRING Register o nline now for the upcoming Dirty Dozen and Dirty halfDozen events on May 26. Entry fee is $25f or the Dirty halfDozen, $35 for teens (13-20 peting in the Dirty Dozen and $40 for adults. Teams of four (two waves) is $145f or ages 21 and up. School teams of 10 can register for $250. Prices will go up May 11. There is also a parkingf ee of $5 the day of the race. The Dirty Dozen is a two-mile fun run with lots of mud (dirty i nsane obstacles (dozen designed to challenge you r fitness level and tickle your funny bone. Participants will crawl,climb,jump, swing,run and giggle through the crazy course for the simple reward of great music,cold beer,a cool t-shirt,and mud in places mud just shouldnt be. The Dirty halfDozen is for ages 7-12. It consist s of a one-mile fun run with ( six) crazy obstacles. Participants will still crawl,c limb,jump,swing,run a nd giggle through this crazy course for the simpl e reward of great music,cold power drinks,a cool event t-shirt,and mud in places it j ust shouldnt be. Twenty-five percent of all entry money goes to www.foldsofhonor.org,a military-based charitye ndorsed by Budweiser, o ne of the sponsors. There will also be a packet pick upreception in the C hateau Elan lobby,followed by a live concert on Friday,May 25. To get more informatio n o r to download an entry form in a pdf format,go to ddozen.com on the Internet. Walgreens holds April blood drivesW algreens is proud to be a part of the community and has teamed up with Floridas Blood Centers this April to save lives. Select Walgreens stores will host blood drives throughout the month where all registered bloodd onors will receive a $10 W algreens gift card. L ocations and dates in Highlands County (all 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) are: Walgreens Sebring Sout h, 3027 U.S. 27 S.,Saturday, April 14; Walgreens S ebring North,3619 U.S. 27 N.,Tuesday,April 17; Walgreens Sebring Nort h, 3619 U.S. 27 N.,Friday, April 20; Walgreens Avon Park,93 U.S. 27 S., Saturday,April 28; and Walgreens Lake Placid, 2 U.S. 27 S. Continued on page 5A By ED BALDRIDGE email@example.comA Sebring woman was k illed in a traffic crash near Mulberry Wednesday afternoon,according to the Polk County Sheriffs Office. K athleen D. Diamond, 60,suffered severe injuries when her 2006C hrysler PT Cruiser drifted from the eastbound lane on State Road 60n ear Bonnie Mine Road around 1:30 p.m. and s truck the right front fender of a 2001 Ford Taurus,a PCSO reports tates. The collision caused D iamonds PT Cruiser to flip and roll several times before she was thrown from the car. Diamond reportedly not w earing a seat belt. PCSO deputies reporte d that Diamond was transported to Lakeland Regional Medical Center,w here she died. William J. Jacobs,30, o f Winter Haven,who had just left work at Mosaic, was report to be wearing h is seat belt and was not seriously injured,PSCO deputies reported. He was treated at Bartow Regional Medical Centera nd released. Jacobs was wearing a seat belt. The investigation is ongoing,the report states. S ebring woman dies in Polk Co. crash CHICAGO (AP Homicides in Chicago spiked by 60 percent dur-i ng the first three months of the year despite an increase in police resources in some of the citys most dangerous neighborhoods,according to new police crime statistics. The Chicago Police Department data showed that nonfatal shootings also rose sharply in the first quarter compared with the same three months in 2011. Chicago police and Mayor Rahm Emanuel say the city has increased efforts to combat gang crime,including adding officers and other resources in trouble spots such as the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side. Police blame much of the violence on the citys more than 70 active gangs and their tens of thousands of members. The mayor has urged residents to take a stand against gangs in their communities. The police statistics show 120 homicides from Jan. 1 through April 1, compared with 75 over the same period in 2011. One criminologist said unseasonably warm weather might have contributed to the spike. In better weather,people are outside more, interacting more with neighbors,acquaintances, even strangers,and theres greater opportunity for conflict than when its cold and windy, James Alan Fox told the Chicago Tribune. Chicago homicides up 60% in 3 months
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, April 13, 2012Page 3A G RIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 4/13/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 8 8 9 9 2 2 Courtesy photo The Sebring High School indoor percussion team recently won the state Class AA championship. By SAMANTHA GHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgS EBRING They put on the best show and came home w ith a win and bragging rights for first time under the direction of Sebring High School B and Director Colorado Paniagua. The SHS drumline,or i ndoor percussion team,as P aniagua calls them,competed last week against 13 other teams at the state Florida Federation of Colorguard competition in Daytona Beach. The SHS team composed of 26 students (one from AvonP ark High School) were named the Class AA Champions. They are divided into categories based on their ability levels. We came into the competition at fifth place. We w ere the black horse,the underdog,Paniagua said. Each drumline had a differe nt approach and theme to their performance. Sebrings drumline prepared and executed what they called the Generation Nextshow. Their performance was based on the different generations of people. It described and showed this generation as multi-taskers. They showed how the current generation is so much different from previous generations,Paniagua said. During the drumlines performance,various tricks and surprises were incorporated into the sequences to show just how much multi-tasking the current generation can do. They wanted to show what t hey could do so thed play a nd then they would start texting as they played. Then they would stop and continue d rumming and they would p ull out a book and start reading it while they drum, Paniagua said. T he performance was a sensation,according the Paniagua. Judges enjoyed theu nique and creative Generation Nextidea and a warded the SHS drumline t he highest score. Out of 100 we scored an 82.1,Paniagua revealed. T he mini marching band show,as Paniagua described it,was able to play full force during the competition; somet hing they arent always able t o do back at home. The competition was held i n Daytona Beach at the Ocean Center. It was beautiful and it allowed us to really play. Percussion is loud and back here when we play at home we often play in a gym and it just gets so loud. Over t here we were able to play all t he dynamics and play out loud and not have to worry about it being too loud. Thef acility was great,Paniagua s aid. The SHS RGB (red,green, blue for each high school) Indoor Percussion team is open to students from each of the high schools in the county. T he teams performance at the state competition was the result of much hard work and dedication of students and Sebring drumline beats out competition Special to the News-SunSEBRING Drug Free Highlands and local law enforcement agencies are proud to join The Drug Enforcement Administration and its national and community partners for the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday,April 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.,for citizens who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.More than seven million Americans currently abuse prescription drugs, according to the 2009 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrations National Survey on Drug Use and Health. Each day,approximately,2,500 teens use prescription drugs to get high for the first time according to the Partnership for a Drug Free America.Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends,including the home medicine cabinet. The communitys Spring Operation Medicine Cabinet will include four locations in Highlands County for citizens to turn in unused, expired or unwanted human and pet medications for safe and proper disposal. Medications should be placed in a clear,air-tight plastic bag. Drop-off locations are: Avon Park Police Department,304 W.Pleasant St.; Sebring Police Department,307 N. Ridgewood Drive; Lake Placid Police Department,8 N. Oak Ave.; and Highlands County Sheriffs Office Sub Station Liberty Star Plaza,7177 S. George Blvd. Previous prescription medication collections held in Highlands County have resulted in thousands of pounds of recovered pharmaceuticals. All medications were safely disposed of via incineration. For folks unable to attend on April 28,there will soon be permanent drop boxes in each of the police departments and will notify the community as soon as they are installed. Medications may also be safely disposed of at home in the following manner:Dissolve medications in water,and mix with coffee grounds or cat litter. Then,pour into a zip lock bag and put in your trash. Do not dump any medications into the toilet or the trash,to avoid harming the lakes and ground water. For more information on Operation Medicine Cabinet or locations,contact Drug Free Highlands at 863-2138. Operation Medicine Cabinet opens again April 28 B y ED BALDRIDGE email@example.comSEBRING Three men face charges of aggravated assault with a vehicle in three different cases overt he past seven days,according to arrest Highlands County Sheriffs Office reports. Richard Allan Horrax, 4 0,Justin Wayne White,29, and Clark Alex Abbott,45, were all charged within days of each other for allegedly trying to run people over with their vehicles. H orrax was arrested on April 10 on charges of hit a nd run as well as the aggravated assault after he reportedly returned to ana ccident scene in a parking lot and was confronted by t he owner of the other car. Horrax allegedly said screw thiswhen he was confronted and drove off through a field. S ebring police arrested Horrax after he forced C hristopher Souers and Justin Voigt to jump out of the way as he drove off. B oth Souers and Voigt told Sebring officers they feared for their life. Horrax is in the Highlands County Jaila waiting release on a $2,250 bond. On April 8,White,29 a llegedly tied to hit a female walking on the side w alk in Avon Park with his truck,according to an police report from Ofc. Pablo Bermudez. White was charge for a ggravated assault with a deadly weapon and cruelty towards a child for committing an act that could have resulted in physical or mental injury. T he report states that White approached Loretta Lynn Smith as she was walking toward her home on 220 E. Main St. W hite allegedly asked her to watch some kids and she replied that the mother of the kids needed to watch them,the report states. W hite got in his older model Chevy and tried to run her over,according to Bermudezs report. There were twoj uvenile females in W hites truck,the report said. S mith had to run t owards her residence and jump onto a neighborsp orch to avoid being s truck by Whites Chevy. T ire marks in the n eighbors yard corroborated the s tory,the report said. When arrested,White b ecame agitated and began to strike the inside of the c age and the window of the patrol vehicle attempting to break the glass. When officers tried to removeWhite from the car,h e was very combative, the report says. White had to be handled firmlyas he was processed at the Avon Park Police Department. White is currently being held at the Highlands County Jail on $200,000 bond. A bbott,45,was arrested o n April 5 by the Sebring P olice Department on charges of hit and run, leaving a crash scene with damage to property,aggra vated assault with a deadly w eapon,aggravated battery and criminal mischief, destruction to property. T he arrest report states t hat James Hecox heard s creeching tires and saw Adam Ray running northbound in the southbound lane of U.S. 27 from a blu e Suzuki SUV. H ecox left his place of business and drove toward s Ray,advising him to get in the car to avoid being s truck by U.S. 27 traffic or the blue Suzuki. C lark allegedly then coll ided with Hecoxs vehicle, w hich slid sideways and struck Ray,who was standi ng next to the passenger d oor. A ccording to the report, Abbott then backed up and ran over a metal fence before driving through a nother individuals prope r t y. Ray reported that Abbo tt threw his cell phone out thew indow along U.S. 27. Ray s aid he stopped to get his phone when Abbott took over the drivers seat andb egan chasing him along U .S. 27. Ray sustained an injury to his forehead. Abbott remains in the H ighlands County Jail wit h a bond set at $18,750. Three arrests for attacks using vehicles A bbott Horrax White GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun
C M Y K In this years l egislative session, we tackled a number of issues important to FloridasH eartland. Unlike the U.S. Congress which meets year-round, the Florida Legislature meetsa nnually in a 60day session. This y ear, we had two constitutional responsibilities: approval of a balancedb udget and apportioning new legislative and cong ressional districts. We did both. The $70 billion budget we approved was done in the face of a sixth straighty ear of shrinking tax revenues. Also unlike the U.S. C ongress, Floridas constitution requires that we spend no more than wet ake in. We resolved not to deal with this shortfall with t ax increases, and we stayed true to our word. We avoided steep cuts to h ospitals, nursing homes and drug and mental health treatment programs. W here state jobs were eliminated, we attempted t o do so through unfilled positions and attrition. We were able to increase K-12 education funding by $1 billion, as well as fundingf or the developmentally disabled. I said at the outset of the budget process that it would have to be a budget based on needs, not wants. We know some will cryf oul by our attempt to balance the budget without tax i ncreases. But we have prioritized our spending in order to deliver a government Floridians can afford. Our main priority was g etting Floridians back to work by constructing a healthy business environment for our communities with over $223 million ine conomic incentive programs to attract new businesses and promote job growth. We eased the unemployment tax burden that often hits small businesses the hardest, as well as incentives to support job creation in manufacturing. We also authorized the family-friendly Back-ToSchool sales tax holiday for Aug. 3-5, for clothes and books less than $75 and school supplies less than $15. W e approved a host of child abuse protections including improvements to the abuse hot-l ine, penalties for failure to report a missing child, and fines for colleges that fail to report child abuse (inr esponse to the Penn State scand al). We also increased law enforcement tools for com-b atting human trafficking which is becoming more p revalent, even in Florida. PIPInsurance. Wealso approved major Personal Injury Protection (PIP insurance reform. If yourel ike most Florida drivers, youve seen your PIPprem ium skyrocketing. Staged accidents and the shady clinics treating so-calledv ictims are driving costs for the rest of us through t he roof. The new law ensures drivers injured in an accident are receivingt he health treatment they need and helps to crack down on automobile fraud s chemes. Smaller Government. I am a firm believer that just because the Legislature meets, we dont need to spend each waking hour creating more laws. In thatv ein, we approved legislation eliminating over 270 agency rules and regulations. We also passed 50 bills repealing outdated or unneeded laws. In particular, we repealed the bur-d ensome septic tank inspection mandate that w ould have forced many Heartland homeowners to shell out hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars to comply. T his was my final session as your representative in the House. I appreciate the trust you have placed in me over the past eighty ears. Reducing the size and scope of government is never finished, nor is the task of efficiently doing what government must, at its basic, accomplish. My door continues to be open as we, together, seek to create a government of, by and for the people. State Representative Denise Grimsley is a Republican serving House District 77. Lawmakers passed a budget that would slash $300 million in funding for thes tates 11 public universities, directing them to raid their reserves and ratcheting upp ressure on them for another year of 15 percent tuition hikes. For the University of Florida and Florida State U niversity, lawmakers eliminated the upper limit on raising tuition, creating the likeli-h ood that students at those schools will have to swallow e ven higher annual hikes. Yet lawmakers also added to the financial stress on the system by caving to Senate budget chief J.D.A lexanders parochial crusade to create a 12th university, F lorida Polytechnic University, from a University of South Florida branch withl ocations in and around his district. Groups representing USF students, faculty and alumni came out against thei dea, but Alexander bullied colleagues into backing it. Forcing universities to dip d eep into their savings accounts to cover ongoing expenses will discouraget hem from being fiscally responsible and putting m oney aside in the future. Why bother, if lawmakers might use the reserves as ane xcuse to cut university funding again? O ne of Wall Streets rating agencies, Moodys Investors Service, called the reserve raids a credit negative for the universities. That couldr aise their borrowing costs at a time when they can least a fford it. Regardless, universities wont have as much money to improve their pro-g rams and facilities or recover f rom emergencies, such as hurricanes. And counting on universities to raise tuition 15 percent or more at Florida and FSU would continue a pattern over the past five years in which lawmakers have shifted more and more of the burden of financing higher educationt o students and their families. ... G raham has rightly called on Scott to block the budget c uts for higher education. Theres a precedent: As governor, Graham vetoed theL egislatures budget for higher education in 1980. ... T he Florida Polytechnic bill is another easy call for Scott to veto. The states in nop osition to take on the cost of the administration and other extra overhead associatedw ith a new university. With these three vetoes, S cott could turn back this years assault on higher education. A n editorial from the Orlando S entinel. Page 4AN ews-SunF riday, April 13, 2012www.newssun.comANOTHERVIEWPOINTTODAYSLETTERS Guest Column D enise Grimsley 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 8 63-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONP ublisher/Executive Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org S COTT DRESSELE ditor Ext. email@example.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org ADVERTISINGV ICKIE JONESExt. email@example.comM ITCH COLLINSExt. firstname.lastname@example.org CIRCULATIONT ONY MCCOWANE xt. email@example.com BUSINESS OFFICEJ ANET EMERSONE xt. firstname.lastname@example.org EDITORIAL& OPINION Scott could turn back assault on higher education Th is year Florida lawmakers l aunched what former Gov. Bob G raham aptly described as a politi cal assault on higher education. How r ough was it? Legislature tackled many important issues EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail email@example.com. New residents are finding surprisesEditor: After purchasing a Sebring home in the late s and becoming Florida citizens, one of the first things to attract our attention was a Highlands story about the police department and the courts dropping over two dozen cases because they had simply not been tried. That was worrisome. Later, on a late evening I watched the police chase two culprits into the church lot behind us. Agood police dog took care of the rest so that kind of restored our faith in the folks in blue, but I did wonder if they were ever tried. Now that were renting a condo on Lakeview Drive, we find the sidewalks almost unsafe to use with all of the bicycle traffic. Acall to the Sebring police made it clear that we had the right to the sidewalk but thats difficult to explain to the 47 bikes that held us up one day after we tried to exit the library parking lot. When we checked with the police department, we were told that the bicycles belong in the road. I wish theyd tell the bicyclists. The latest surprise occurred a few weeks ago when driving on the bypass going south beside the high school and then noting a sign that indicated the end of the school zone. Afew feet later we realized the transpo folks must have not realized there was one more school, not marked as a school zone, the Fred Wild Elementary. Then, we approached the hospital area before turning onto U.S. 27. At the last meeting of the commissioners, it was made clear that despite the dangers to patients and hospital employees the next major work will widen the road and make some dangerous situations for drivers. One comment still rings in our ears: At least the victims will be close to a hospital when theyre in accidents. South Florida Community College is facing the same absurdity. When College Drive completes the bypass and goes through the campus, how many accidents and deaths will it take to prove this to be a poor decision? Van Young SebringChildren must come firstEditor: As we recognize April as Child Abuse Prevention Month, I invite you to become a part of the Pinwheels for Prevention campaign, a national movement to change the way we approach prevention in our community. There are pinwheel gardens on display throughout our local communities. The pinwheel represents the need to prioritize children, and symbolizes the happy, healthy childhoods all children deserve. They also remind us of our ongoing responsibility to ensure every child has an equal opportunity for healthy growth and development. Parenting is one of the most rewarding jobs there is. It is also one of the toughest. Research has demonstrated that when parents have resilience, knowledge of child development, nurturing traits, social connections and support the incidence of abuse and neglect is much lower. Support local families by helping them incorporate these positive factors into their lives. We must put children first. Whether our children will achieve their full potential as healthy, productive members of our community depends largely on each of us. Learn about the needs of children and families in our community, get involved in their lives and speak up on their behalf. Together we can build a bright and prosperous future one child at a time. Teri Saunders Chief Executive Officer Heartland for Children BartowEveryone should get out and support RelayEditor: April 14, 2012 will mark the annual Relay for Life at Firemens Field. My mother, Kay Haggerty, devoted much of her time to this great event. Last year she lost her battle to this disease. As I make my second journey to your great city in support of this event I will be bringing a book I wrote about her journey with cancer and donating half of all profits to the event this year. I encourage everyone to support this event so that one day no one will have to deal with such a horrible disease ever again. I look forward to meeting each and every one of you there. B.J. Haggerty New Orleans, La.
C M Y K B y TAMARA LUSH and GREG BLUESTEIN A ssociated PressSANFORD Prosecutors face steep hurdles to win a second-degree murder con-v iction against neighborhood watch volunteer George Z immerman in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin,experts say. Z immerman was charged after a public campaign to m ake an arrest in the shooting that galvanized the nation for weeks. Now the prosecutor a nd her team will have to prove Zimmerman intentionally went after Martin instead of shooting him in selfdefense,to refute argumentst hat a Florida law empowered him to use deadly force. Zimmerman,28,who turned himself in at a county jail Wednesday after prosecu-t or Angela Coreyannounced the charge,was to appear b efore a magistrate Thursday and plead not guilty in theF eb. 26 shooting of the 17year-old that set off a nationwide debate about racial profiling and the rights to selfdefense. He is concerned about getting a fair trial and a fair presentation,his attorney, Mark OMara said. He is a client who has a lot of hatredf ocused on him. Im hoping the hatred settles down ... he has the right to his own safety and the case being tried before a judge and jury. Speaking Thursday on NBCs Todayshow, OMara said Zimmerman is stressed and very tired and hoping to get bail. He wants to be out (of jail) to be able to help with his defense,but overall he is doing ok,OMara told NBC. Meanwhile,Martins mother clarified what she meant by telling Todaythe case was an accident. That comment left it unclear if she thought the shooting was accidental. But Sybrina Fulton told The Associated Press that she was referring to the chance encounter between Zimmerman and her son. Their meeting was the accident,Fulton said. That was the accident. Not the a ctual act of him shooting him. That was murder ... They were never supposed to meet. Legal experts said Corey chose a tough route with them urder charge,which could send Zimmerman to prison for l ife if hes convicted,over manslaughter,which usually carries 15-year prison termsa nd covers reckless or negligent killings. T he prosecutors must prove Zimmermans shooting of Martin was rooted in hatred or i ll will and counter his claims that he shot Martin to protect himself while patrolling his gated community in the Orlando suburb of Sanford.Z immermans lawyers would only have to prove by a preponderance of evidence a relatively low legal standard that he acted in selfd efense at a pretrial hearing to prevent the case from going to t rial. Theres a high likelihood i t could be dismissed by the judge even before the jury gets to hear the case,Florida defense attorney Richard Hornsby said. C orey announced the charges Wednesday after an extraordinary 45-day campaign for Zimmermans arrest,led by Martins parentsa nd civil rights activists, including the Rev.Al Sharpton and the Rev. Jesse Jackson. Protesters wore hooded sweatshirts like the one Martin had on the night of the shooting. The debate reached all the way to the White House,where President Barack Obama observed last m onth:If I had a son,hed look like Trayvon. Corey would not discuss how she reconciled conflicting accounts of the shootingb y Zimmerman,witnesses and phone recordings that indicate d Martin thought Zimmerman was following him. We do not prosecute by public pressure or by petition. W e prosecute based on the facts on any given case as well as the laws of the state of F lorida,Corey said. Martins parents expressed relief over the decision to prosecute the person who shot their son. The question I would really like to ask him is,if he could look into Trayvons eyes and see how innocent he was,would he have thenp ulled the trigger? Or would he have just let him go on h ome?said his father,Tracy Martin. M any attorneys said they had expected the prosecutor to opt for the lesser charge of manslaughter. The most severe homicide charge,first-d egree murder,is subject to the death penalty in Florida and requires premeditation something all sides agreed was not present in this case. I predicted manslaughter, so Im a little surprised,said Michael Seigel,a former federal prosecutor who now teaches law at the University of Florida. But she has more facts than I do. OMara,Zimmermans For more information, call toll free (888 9DONATE (888-936-6283 T he Big Red Bus will be on site at Walgreens stores taking blood donations to ensure that local hospitals have a safe and reliable b lood supply. FBC is in need of donations for all b lood types. Destination Downtown Sebring presents Sidewalk Sounds of SebringSEBRING Downtown S ebring will present a night o f Sidewalk Sounds of Sebring from 5-8 p.m. today in and around Downtown Sebrings Circle Park. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy sidewalk performances by local musicians and musical groups in various locations throughout Downtown Sebring. Several Downtown Sebring merchants are o ffering incredible deals a nd discounts during this Destination Downtown Sebring event,which used to be referred to as GalleryW alk. Visit local businesses,enjoy refreshments and snacks and stroll the charming Historic DowntownS ebring District. For more information about the monthly Destination Downtown events,visit www.DestinationDowntown Sebring.com.Red Hat monthly Bunco and Luncheon setSEBRING The monthly Red Hatters Bunco and Luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. today at The Caddy Shack Restaurant (across from Harder Hall Lunch is Dutch treatand there is a $2 donation to play Bunco with monies going for the prizes. Guests need not know how to play and all Red Hatters are welcome. Any questions,call 382-9882.Night Sky Astronomy presentation at Highlands HammockSEBRING Local Astronomer Chris Stephan, member of Highlands Stargazers,will present a program on the night sky outside in the picnic area of Highlands Hammock State Park at 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and relax under the stars. Telescopes will be available for public use following the program. Refreshments will be sold by the Friends of Highlands Hammock. Fees is $5 per person; accompanied children age 1 5 and under admitted free. Contact Samantha Willingham at 386-6094 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.Sebring Hills hosts pancake breakfastSEBRING There will b e a pancake breakfast from 8-10 a.m. Saturday at the S ebring Hills Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. (two streets south of Thunderbird). All t he pancakes,sausage, orange juice,coffee or tea you want for only $3 members and $3.50 non-members.Tea Party plans flag wave on SaturdaySEBRING The H ighlands Tea Party needs everyone who can hold a f lag or a sign to join them from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.S aturday for a flag wave at U.S. 27 and Sebring Parkway. Organizers ask that signs slamming any particularp erson not be brought for display. Instead,they ask that signs stick to the issues:gas prices,put God back in schools,term lim-i ts,get out and vote,close the borders,more jobs,etc.Spaghetti dinner sponsored by Sebring KofCSEBRING There will be a spaghetti dinner at St. Catherine Parish Hall from 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday.The hall is at 827 Hickory St., across from the church. The meal consists of salad, spaghetti with meat sauce, meatballs,bread stick, dessert and beverages at a cost of $8 for adults and $4 for children. Kolt 45 Band performs at DuffersAVON PARK The Kolt 45 Band will perform from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at Duffers Sports Grille. This three-piece band out of Polk County will play a variety of rock,country and oldies tunes for dancing. There is no cover charge. He Said She Said duet will be at Duffers Dockside Bar from 4-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Mernie Moore a nd Todd Fulcher play an array of rock music and oldies. The Longshot Band will help everyone wash awaya ny bad luck that they may have today.This local f avorite will play country and original music from 6-9 p.m. inside. Southern StyleE ntertainment will be on stage after them to play d ance music and songs to sing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. All musical entertainm ent is free to the public. Duffers is at 2451 U.S. 27 South. For more details, call 452-6339.CPR and First Aid Class offered at LPPDLAKE PLACID The n ext Lake Placid Police Department CPR and First A id Class will be offered next week. Thanks to every-o ne who takes their certification class through the department. The proceeds from these classes help the officers to help residents. T he next First Aid Class is at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday,and the next CPR class is 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.AARP offers Driver Safety programsSEBRING AARP Driver Safety Program will be offered from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in its education building, 319 Poinsettia Ave. Participants must attend both days. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers payable to AARP. There is no written or driving test. The size of the class is limited. Call Arlyn Fisher at 3140401 to sign up for the class.Masons do Child Id on SaturdaySEBRING Masonic District 25 will be doing Child ID at Tractor Supply (next to Sweetbays) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Free of charge; parents geta CD with your childs pictures,voice,fingerprints, emergency information and DNA. This is for children up to 18 years old. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, April 13, 2012Page 5A MARTIAL ARTS (pp ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 8 8 0 0 DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 8 8 9 9 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 8 8 9 9 0 0 Continued from page 2A ELEANOR ACCARDI E leanor L. Accardi passed away on Easter Sunday,April 8,2012. She was age 92. Born on Oct. 12,1919 in Brooklyn,N.Y.,one of seven children,she moved to Sebring,Fla. in 1997. E leanor is preceded in death by her loving husband,Joseph,and infant twins. She is survived by her daughter,Laurie Pearsall and son-in-law,Syl; grandchildren, John (ErinJoseph,Catherine,Carissa,T eya (RobertTroy (HazelTristin; great-grandchildren,Jayda,Nickolas,Riley, Wyatt,Chase,Landon,Kevin,Zahirah, Leah and Lena; sister,Connie (Carl nieces,nephews and many friends. T here will be a celebration of Eleanors life at St. Edwards Church in Syossett,N.Y. and burial following at Long Island National Cemetery alongside her husband and children. The family would like to thank Visiting Angels and Lifepath Hospice fort he wonderful loving care they provided. M ARY MARTIN Mary Warren Martin,90,formerly of Lake Placid,Fla.,passed away on April 9,2 012,in Havana,Fla.,after a long and beautiful life. Mary was born in Walterboro,S.C. She worked as a nurse and nursing supervisor until she was 76 years old. She was married f or 60 years to her husband C.C. until his death in 2005. Mary was strong,generous a nd loving,and took very good care of her family and friends,who will miss her intensely. Marys memorial will be on Saturday, April 21,2012,from 2-5 p.m in Havana, Fla. Contact Bevis Funeral Home in Tallahassee for information. In lieu of flowe rs,donations can be made to Big Bend Hospice or the Memorial United Methodist C hurch of Lake Placid,Fla. She is survived by her daughter,Rebecca Martin Keaton of Tallahassee,Fla.; her son, N eal Martin; her granddaughters,Kymberly Keaton-Emmert of Havana,Fla. and BrandyM artin Kirschner of Atlanta,Ga.; and her grandsons,Cole Martin of Pembroke Pines, F la. and Nathaniel Emmert-Keaton of H avana,Fla. B evis Funeral Home (850-385-2193 www.bevisfh.com is handling the arrangements. OB ITUARIES COMMUNITYBRIEFS NEWS-SUN 385-6155 J on Busdecker/Orlando Sentinel/MCT George Zimmerman, left with checkered shirt and jacket over his head, is lead into the Seminole County Justice Center on Wednesday after his arrest in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford. Prosecutors face hurdles in Trayvon Martin case In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096
C M Y K Page 6ANews-SunFriday, April 13, 2012www.newssun.com JC PENNEY; 11.25"; 10"; Black plus three; process, pricing proposition; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 3 3 1 1 6 6 career. Highlands County uses fewer steps than most schoold istricts,so in theory a teacher will reach the top step sooner than a teacher in another county. Generally speaking,however,HighlandsC ounty salaries start on the low side. The boards decision means that those teachers who are eligible for a step increase will not get one this year. P icklesimer reminded the board of the extra work teachers have taken on over the last two years without receiving raises. Show teachers your a ppreciation is real,he said to the board. Give them a s tep. There was no discussion by the board during the hearing,w hich upset the teachers who had come to listen to the d ebate. One teacher,who asked not to identified because of the tensions,said,They came in with their minds made up. Board members have asked questions,done r esearch and discussed these issues during multiple workshops,Chairman J. NedH ancock said Thursday morning. There really wasnt a lot l eft to discuss. He referred to the weak economys effect on the budg-e t,adding that school funding has been radically decreased over the last two years. If it w asnt for the $1 billion the governor is adding (to the e ducation budget) I dont know how we could keep our doors open. Many people are making less than they were a fewy ears ago,Hancock said. ve held the line so far and have not had to reduce salaries. Hancock said he was very disappointed with the data Picklesimer presented to theb oard. I was as offended as Ive ever been in a school board meeting,he said. His numbers were inaccurate,I think intentionally inaccurate. Hes got to have a better understanding of the data. H ancock added that Picklesimer had admitted in earlier meetings that some of h is numbers were incorrect, but he presented them to the board again anyway. When told that Hancock doubted the numbers he presented,Picklesimer replied, dont agree at all. I pulled then umbers from the proposed budget and the annual financial report (mandated by the s tate and overseen by the states auditor general),which show how the district started and finished the year. ve always said Im new to budgeting and trying to learn. If Im mistaken I wantt o know. Picklesimer added that shifting funds during the year, m oving money from one function to another in the budget, c omplicated the numbers. Maybe Im missing the big picture,Picklesimer said. But I always thought the annual report was the big pic-t ure. I cant see that their data would be inaccurate. Im at a l oss. If Im mistaken Id appreciate being educated. Like Hancock,board memb er Bill Brantley said the board has had many in-depth d iscussions about the districts funding problems. He said the only responsible c hoice was to be conservative when allocating funds. A lot of unforeseen things, new things are coming up. For example,we are going to havet o comply with new federal regulations and buy new radio systems for the schools by 2013. Thats going to cost between $400,000 and half am illion dollars. The reserves are already allotted,there just i snt any money out there. We did offer a one-time bonus tot he teachers,but the union rejected that. Brantley added that at this time it was a matter of saving jobs,not giving raises. Board member Andy Tuck, w ho made each motion supporting the superintendens positions,told the News-Sun he doesnt know why there w as no discussion during the impasse meeting. He said that he did make his thoughts clear when offering his motions. As to his decisions,they are b ased on numbers alone. think it is irresponsible to give across-the-board raises when people in this county are suffering,he said. We know were going to be down by at least $2 million,but we could end up with a $4 or $5 million deficit. I just cant stand behind raises right now.A private industry would do the same thing. B oard member Donna Howerton said she regretted not speaking her mind during the impasse hearing. I needed to say som e thing,she said,adding that budget shortfalls make giving a raise this year impossible. I have already talked to finance and human relations s o that when we come to budget discussions we can find a way to make it easier for teachers to do their job in the classroom,Howerton s aid. They dont have planning time. We have to figure w hat it would cost and implement that somehow,even if we can only afford to do it at the secondary level. The boards actions T uesday clears the way for union members to vote on the p roposed contract. Should the union vote it down,the board h as the power to impose it. Efforts to reach boa rd member Ronnie Jackson were unsuccessful at press time. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY T eachers turned out in red T-shirts to observe the teacher contract impasse hearing Tuesday. The team representing the district sit left front: Superintendent of Schools Wally Cox. Director of human relations Vivianne Waldron, and deputy superintendent Dr. Rodney Hollinger. News-Sun photo by CHRISTOHPER TUFFLEY Superintendent of Schools Wally Cox reviews data while w aiting to speak before the school board. Teachers wont get step up in pay this year News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Sam Lee, the negotiator contracted as a consultant byT he School Board of H ighlands County. He is a ddressing the board during the teachers contract i mpasse hearing Tuesday afternoon.
C M Y K ing those goals. All of the community Relay events welcome the community to come out ande njoy the festivities taking place. The Sebring Relays overall theme this year is Sporting for a Cure. The 30t eams have each chosen a sport and will decorate their team members and booths to go along with that sport. Team This Partys 4 U,led b y Heartland Idol founder Diana Walker,has taken the theme to the ultimate level. The 10-member team includes family members and friends who all work togethert o support the cause. e have a small group b ut the people that we have are so passionate about the cause. We all go above andb eyond,Walker said. This Partys 4 U chose a t rending sportfor their teams theme. I told my youngest son that he could be team captain this year. He chose every-t hing the theme,the shirts and the sport ... He chose the A ngry Birds game. He said to me Mom,it is a sport, Walker said. T he team decided to create a life-sized version of the p opular game for guests to enjoy at the teams booth. Each team has their own s port. The Grace Bible Church Fisher of Men team has the fishing theme, W alker said. The games set up by each t eam are part of the fundraising efforts for the event. This Partys 4 U will allow guests from the event to takea turn launching the handm ade Angry Birds into the pile of bricks from a huge slingshot. Players will be charged $1 for four turns at the game; prizes will be awarded. T he team goal for This Partys 4 U is $5,000. The team has already raised just more than $2,000. American Cancer Society U nit Executive Director Denise Benavides is hoping that the community will come out and support Sebrings Relay for Life. We really need the community to come out and support the event. The goal for this year is $85,000; its the same as last years goal,B enavides said. Last year,the Sebring Relay for Life event was unable to reach the set goal but Benavides and the rest of the Relay planning commit-t ee hopes this year will bring in the funds they need. The attendance was low last year,Walker said. I think the thing is the commun ity doesnt know that the event is open to them and here for them. We need to c hange that. Sebrings Relay for Life event has 200 registered canc er survivors for the Survivors Lap,but Benavides hopes more will j oin in on the festivities. e want all the survivors to come,whether you got an i nvitation or not. Sebring has the potential to be one of the top 25 Relay events in the s tate and we want to get it there,Benavides said. Registration for survivors w ill begin at 11 a.m. Saturday.The Relay will begin at noon with the Survivors Lap. Volunteers are still being accepted for more information,call Benavides at 1-866-739-5288 ext. 3772. r esponsible for the vehicles and had left keys in the trucks according to employee warning reports dated March 14 and supplied byH ighlands County Public Information Officer Gloria R ybinski. The personnel records p rovided that showed both employees received two days suspension for the incident and that they had failed to comply with verbal instruc-t ionsconcerning leaving keys in the vehicles. ou have been instructed on numerous occasions to put the keys on the keyboardi nside the office,both warning reports stated. Dates on the employee warning reports indicate that the incident occurred on March 5,but Hays reported that the incident occurred between March 10 and March 11. Hays had no explanation as to the date discrepancies betweend eputy reports and the Highlands County reprimands. Hays also said the HCSO report shows both vehiclesl isted as $120,000 in value. The Highlands County S heriffs Deputies were notified about the theft on Monday when the county returned to work and noticed the trucks missing,accord-i ng to Greens e-mail. It was reported to us at 7:56 a.m. on March 11, Hays said. H ays said the matter is still under investigation. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, April 13, 2012Page 7A PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black plus three; process, 90450 liquor; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 8 8 0 0 7 7 COWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 4/13/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 8 8 9 9 1 1 rangers,contained the blaze to the one empty residential lot. It was Garland Avenue i tself that helped contain the blaze. Flames consumed t rees,the dead vines acting as a wick,and ran to the asphalt roadway.Thicks moke billowed into the neighborhood,creating a h azard for those with respiratory problems. Families directly opposite the fireb rought out garden hoses to k eep their lawns and roofs wet. T he fire was contained by 4 :20 p.m. Yunas warns everyone the d ry weather and winds have c reated ideal conditions for brush fires. She asks everyo ne to be especially careful w hen outdoors. Please help state and county firefighters byp reparing your family and h ome before a wildfire occurs,she said in an em ail. Keep your yard lean, c lean and green. Lean:Trim hedges and trees away from t he home. Clean:Remove d ead vegetation or debris away from the home. Green: W ater regularly within regul ations. C ontinued from page 1A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY A Florida Forest Service ranger on Garland Avenue Wednesday afternoon. The service w as called in help fight a brush fire in Highlands estates. Brush fire damages home Continued from page 1A some,according to Houchin on Thursday. s a miracle she survived,he said. Highlands County Deputies responded to a 911 call on June 29,2010 to 4628 Starfish Ave.,according to a previous arrest report. Neff broke into the house and the victim had her throat cut and her face slashed several times with a straight razor. She lost two-thirds of her bodys blood volume,but somehow,she survived, Houchin said. After the attempted murder,she went to a neighbors house and called 911. She then called her son to tell him goodbye. She was flown to Tampa General where she received four units of blood. The body only holds six units,Houchin said. The victim identified Neff, an ex-boyfriend,as her assailant,Houchin said. Sentencing for Neff for the attempted second-degree murder and a burglary conviction is scheduled for April 28 Houchin said. Continued from page 1A Trucks stolen from county lot Neff found guilty of attack Continued from page 1A Relay seeks more support
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AD RATESGARAGE SALE6 lines 2 days $115 03 days$14(additional lines $1 eachMISCELLANEOUSmerchandise over $1005 lines 6 pubs$1750( additional lines $3 each)REAL ESTATE EMPLOYMENT TRANSPORTATION5 lines 6 pubs $31506 lines 14 pubs$71 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN 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. 2010-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 (8632 receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE on Petitioner's Attorney, Kevin J. D'Espies, whose address is P.O. Box 2826, Lake Placid, Florida 3 3862, 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 a gainst 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 t o 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 Cler k April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012 1050Legals 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-127 IN RE: ESTATE OF ONEIDA DANIEL, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ONEIDA DANIEL, deceased, whose date of death was February 14, 2012, and whose social security number is 400-16-1997, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 13, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Georgia Burton 385 Parker Street NE Lake Placid, FL 33852 Attorney for Personal Representative:s /s/ ROBERT E. LIVINGSTON Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 April 13, 20, 2012 Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852 This action has been filed against you, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, to it on Plaintiff's attorney, Weltman, Weinberg & Reis, Co., L.P.A., whose address is 550 West Cypress Creek Road, Suite 550, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309, on or before 30 days after t he date of first publication, which is April 11, 2012, and file the original with the Clerk of the Circuit Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Witness my hand and seal of this Court on the 3rd day of April, 2012. Robert W. Germaine, Clerk Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk April 13, 20, 2012 1050LegalsS 07 DEGREES 50'51'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 1 23.86 FEET TO A POINT; S 32 DEGREES 17'50'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 329.78 FEET TO A POINT; N 84 DEGREES 26'35'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 73.66 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVATURE OF A C URVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTH AND HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 186.68 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 31 DEGREES 53'29'', A CHORD BEARING OF S 63 DEGREES 11'51'' W AND A CHORD DISTANCE OF 102.57 FEET; THENCE BEAR ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC LENGTH OF 103.91 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTHEAST AND HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 143.13 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 69 DEGREES 25'14'', A CHORD BEARING OF S 12 DEGREES 32'29'' W AND A CHORD DISTANCE OF 163.01 FEET; THENCE BEAR ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC LENGTH OF 173.42 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE BEAR: S 22 DEGREES 10'08'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 309.76 FEET TO A POINT; S 08 DEGREES 54'55'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 292.18 FEET TO A POINT; S 08 DEGREES 06'57'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 198.17 FEET TO A POINT; S 33 DEGREES 10'02'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 134.22 FEET TO A POINT; S 02 DEGREES 12'00'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 2 66.15 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTHEAST AND HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RAIDUS OF 139.87 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGEL OF 70 DEGREES 02'46''; A CHORD BEARING OF S 30 DEGREES 3 3'27'' E AND A CHORD DISTANCE OF 160.54 FEET; THENCE BEAR ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC LENGTH OF 170.99 FEET TO THE POINT-OFCURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE NORTH AND HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 111.85 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 64 DEGREES 56'11'', A CHORD BEARING OF N 81 DEGREES 57'04'' E AND A CHORD DISTANCE OF 120.09 FEET; THENCE BEAR ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC LENGTH OF 126.77 FEET TO A POINT-OF-REVERSE-CURVATURE OF A CURVE CONCAVE TO THE SOUTH AND HAVING FOR ITS ELEMENTS A RADIUS OF 136.53 FEET, A CENTRAL ANGLE OF 49 DEGREES 45'36'', A CHORD BEARING OF N 74 DEGREES 21'46'' E AND A CHORD DISTANCE OF 114.88 FEET; THENCE BEAR ALONG SAID CURVE FOR AN ARC LENGTH OF 118.57 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-TANGENCY OF SAID CURVE; THENCE BEAR: S 80 DEGREES 45'26'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 260.64 FEET TO A POINT; N 86 DEGREES 48'44'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 483.65 FEET TO A POINT; N 70 DEGREES 19'52'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 166.64 FEET TO A POINT; N 52 DEGREES 33'36'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 144.46 FEET TO A POINT; N 51 DEGREES 17'35'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 134.00 FEET TO A POINT; N 17 DEGREES 08'51'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 46.36 FEET TO A POINT; N 14 DEGREES 44'47'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 203.88 FEET TO A POINT; N 02 DEGREES 40'47'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 137.08 FEET TO A POINT; N 07 DEGREES 19'26'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 164.46 FEET TO A POINT; N 45 DEGREES 11'52'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 54.02 FEET TO A POINT; N 81 DEGREES 51'13'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 169.97 FEET TO A POINT; S 63 DEGREES 00'58'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 232.42 FEET TO A POINT; N 84 DEGREES 59'22'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 150.14 FEET TO A POINT; N 37 DEGREES 03'19'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 470.83 FEET TO A POINT; S 81 DEGREES 07'26'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 742.85 FEET TO A POINT; N 59 DEGREES 08'10'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 807.62 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 12, AND THE POINT-OF-TERMINUS OF SAID CENTERLINE OF EASEMENT. More commonly known as 3001 Simone Lake 1050LegalsTHENCE BEAR S 26 DEGREES 14'39'' W FOR A D ISTANCE OF 214.13 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR S 89 DEGREES 10'08'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 585.33 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR N 00 DEGREES 14'35'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 589.24 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING. C ONTAINING 10.0 ACRES, MORE OR LESS, AND BEING SUBJECT TO ANY AND ALL EASEMENTS, RESTRICTIONS, RESERVATIONS AND RIGHTS-OF-WAY OF RECORD. TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED EASEMENTS: A 50.00 FEET PERPETUAL NON-EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR RIGHT-OF-WAY, INGRESS, EGRESS ND REGRESS LYING IN SECTIONS 1 AND 12, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS THE WEST 50.00 FEET OF SAID SECTIONS 1 AND 12, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; AND: BEING 70.00 FEET EASEMENTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF INGRESS, EGRESS, UTILITIES AND DRAINAGE, LYING IN SECTIONS 1 AND 12, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEING THE EAST 70.00 FEET OF SECTIONS 1 AND 12, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA;A ND: LYING IN SECTION 1, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING 35.00 FEET ON EITHER SIDE OF AND PARALLEL WITH THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED C ENTERLINE: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 1; THENCE BAR N 00 DEGREES 30'32'' E, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 1, FOR A DISTANCE OF 200.23 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING OF SAID CENTERLINE OF EASEMENT; THENCE BEAR N 89 DEGREES 10'08'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 5288.00 FEET TO THE INTERSECTION WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID SECTION 1, AND THE POINT-OF-TERMINUS OF SAID CENTERLINE OF EASEMENT; AND: LYING IN SECTIONS 1 AND 12, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, AND BEING 35.00 FEET ON EITHER SIDE OF AND PARALLEL WITH THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED CENTERLINE: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 1; THENCE BEAR N 00 DEGREES 30'32'' E, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 1, FOR A DISTANCE OF 200.23 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR N 89 DEGREES 10'08'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 3056.61 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING OF SAID CENTERLINE OF EASEMENT; THENCE BEAR THE FOLLOWING BEARINGS AND DISTANCES ALONG SAID CENTERLINE OF EASEMENT: S 08 DEGREES 54'09'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 256.26 FEET TO A POINT; S 39 DEGREES 34'01'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 191.60 FEET TO A POINT; S 26 DEGREES 14'39'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 214.13 FEET TO A POINT; S 33 DEGREES 09'48'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 125.94 FEET TO A POINT; S 54 DEGREES 34'35'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 60.99 FEET TO A POINT; S 72 DEGREES 50'41'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 105.22 FEET TO A POINT; S 89 DEGREES 44'11'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 360.18 FEET TO A POINT; S 75 DEGREES 06'10'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 241.98 FEET TO A POINT; S 14 DEGREES 55'30'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 107.03 FEET TO A POINT; S 05 DEGREES 22'55'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 287.70 FEET TO A POINT; S 24 DEGREES 07'15'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 163.72 FEET TO A POINT; S 00 DEGREES 12'05'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 252.14 FEET TO A POINT; S 26 DEGREES 49'52'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 152.10 FEET TO A POINT; S 10 DEGREES 10'09'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 301.16 FEET TO A POINT; 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2011-CA-000797 PNC BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION Plaintiff, vs. MELODY BROOKS, A/K/A MELODY Y. BROOKS; et al. Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MELODY BROOKS, A/K/A MELODY Y. BROOKS, IF ANY, including any unknown spouse of the Defendant, if remarried and if said Defendant is dead, his/her respective unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, creditors, lien holders, and trustees, and all other persons claiming by, through, under or against the named Defendant; and the aforementioned named Defendant and such of the aforementioned unknown Defendant and such of the unknown named Defendant as may be infants, incompetents, or otherwise not sui juris. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property, to-wit: See Attached Exhibit ``A'' EXHIBIT ``A'' PARCEL 4 BEING A PARCEL OF LAND LYING IN SECTIONS 1 AND 12, TOWNSHIP 38 SOUTH, RANGE 30 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA AND BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 1; THENCE BEAR N 00 DEGREES 30' 32'' E, ALONG THE WEST LINE OF SAID SECTION 1 FOR A DISTANCE OF 200.23 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR N 89 DEGREES 10'08'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 2217.37 FEET TO THE POINT-OF-BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE N 89 DEGREES 10'08'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 839.24 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR S 08 DEGREES 54'09'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 256.25 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE BEAR S 39 DEGREES 34'01'' W FOR A DISTANCE OF 191.60 FEET TO A POINT; signed by such order are: N ame 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 P ost 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: email@example.com April 6, 13, 2012 1050LegalsIN 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 as1050Legals 1000 Announcements HAVE SOMETHING TO SELL THAT IS UNDER $100?We will run it free! Either mail to or drop it off at our office 2227 US 27 S. Sebring, FL. 33870NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!
C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunFriday, April 13, 2012www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000440 Division Civil BAC 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 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, o n the 13th day of January, 2010, in the cause wherein ADORNO & YOSS, LLP., a limited liability partnership., is P laintiff, and FRED STERNBERG, an individual, BONNIE STERNBERG, an individual, BBBENTLEY, CORP., f/k/a Baxter International Corp., a dissolved Florida profit corpora-t ion, and BBBaxter LLC., a dissolved Delaware limited liability company, are Defendants, being Case No. 0 9-020781-09 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: L OT 4, PLANTATION HILL SUBDIVISION, A CCORDING 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 Aven ue 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 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 this 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 2 141 Lakeview Drive Sebring, 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 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 1050L egalsProfessional Services Directory 5x21.5 00015557 Looking for a Federal or Postal job? What looks like the ticket to a secure job might be a scam. For information, call the Federal Trade Commission toll free 1-877-FTCHELP or visit www.ftc.gov. A message from the News-Sun and the FTC.
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, April 13, 2012Page 11A City of Sebring2x2 000185042000 CHEVYASTRO (work van Rack, Rubber Matting, w/Cage divider & Tool bins. Good gas mileage. Trailer w/ double axle, 15 ft. 863-699-2444 9450Automotive for Sale 9000 Transportation2000 GEORGIEBOY LANDAU 35 ft., 43,000 miles. Tow package 2000 Mercury Mountaineer w/ Blue Ox tow bar, road master braking system & drive shaft disconnect included. Clean new carpeting & never smoked in. Call 863-465-2333 or 863-441-4754 8450M otor HomesS AIL BOATO'Day 17'. Perfect cond. New Sails, Trailer, Extras. $1800 Cash. Sebring Call 863-382-6414. 8050Boats & Motors 8000 Recreation NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. FREE TOGOOD HOME! 2 small dogs. Must go together. (1 m ix 6yrs. (1 /Jack Russell mix 4yrs. Moving/ can't take! Call Stacey 863-381-2600. BEAGLE PUPPYFor Sale, 10 weeks old, Female, 1st shots w/ Vet ( Puppy Package). For More Details, Call 863-414-5105 7520Pets & Supplies SPRING LAKEVILLAGE II Huge Sale! 425 Dogwood Dr., Fri & Sat, Apr. 13 & 14, 9am ? Furn., Household Items, Appliances. Much Much More! SEBRING SAT.8 4 & Sun. 8-1. 4523 DeSoto Rd. Fishing Rods/Reels/Tackle, Wake & Snow Boards, Sway Bar Hitch, Cabinets, New Clothes/Shoes. SEBRING SAT.8 2pm. 4005 Eiland Dr. off of HWY 66 & Payne Rd. Multi-Family Sale! SEBRING SAT.4/14 8 3pm. 2419 Rolls Ln. In Hammock Terrace MHP. Huge House & Shed Clean-out! Wide Variety, lawn, crafts, household, tools, etc. SEBRING MOVINGSALE! Sat. 8 2pm. 3 411 Village Rd. Behind Wal-Mart. Household items, tools, Holiday Decor, TV's, Lots of misc. Everything must go. SEBRING FRI.Sun. 8 5pm. 1236 Hitakee Ave. Something for Everyone. SEBRING MULTI FAMILY SALE! 1425 Kearly Ave. Fri & Sat, Apr 13 & 14. 7am ? Furn., Futon, TV, Antiq., Fish, Iron, Sports, Glass, Tonka, Pottery, Old Tools, Lamps, Pictures, Linens, Clothes, Jewelry, Misc. Household, SEBRING -628 Lemans Dr. ( off Thunderbird Rd.) Sat April 14, 8am 3pm. Tools, Household items, Clothes, Small Appliances. Much More! MOVING SALEEverything Must Go. 10 a .m. 4 p.m. April 13-15. 2641 Green Lawn Dr. Sebring. Upright freezer, sofa, loveseat, leather recliner, sleeper-sofa, computer desk, sewing cabinet, bookcases, dining table w/6 chairs, filing c abinet, power and hand tools, assorted hardware, hi-wheel trimmer, edger, yard tools, shop vac, Bruno wheel chair/scooter lift, and lots o f other stuff. LORIDA -Church of God of Prophecy 1808 US HWY 98 Fri & Sat 8am-? Sat. 11am serving BBQ Ribs & chicken plus swamp cabbage. Dinners $7. Baked goods, homemade jellies, Knick Knacks & misc. Much More! LAKE PLACIDFri. Sat. 8 4pm. 3 Duke St. Full Queen Bdrm. Set, Toddler Bed, Rocker/Recliner, Adult & Boys Toddler Clothing, Dishes & Lots of misc. AVON PARKMULTI FAMILY SALE! 2553 Don Carlos Ave. Fri-Sat-Sun, A pr 13-14-15, 8am ? Too Much To List! AVON PARKMulti Family Sale 12 W. Raymond St. ( off N. Lake Ave. Sat, April 13th & 14th, 8AM-? Something For Everyone Too Much To List! ** SEBRINGESTATE SALE ** 4027 Westminster Dr. Sat. 4/14 8am-4pm & Sun. 4/15 Noon 4. Entire Household! Dining Room w/China Cabiet Bar, Sleeper Sofa, O ccasional Tables, Wall Unit, Two Bedroom Sets, Televisions, Kitchen, Garage And Much More THE FURNITURE DOCTORS. 7320Garage &Yard SalesSOFA/RECLINER LA-Z-BOY.$90 Avon Park. Call 863-452-2443 7310B argain Buys SLEEPER SOFA,2 end tables, 2 lamps, good condition, $100, 863-214-3871. RHEEM ELECTRIC40 Gal. Hot Water Heater Great Condition $50 OBO Call 863-235-0190 MYERS SPRINKLERWell Water Pump Works Great $75 OBO Call 863-235-0190 GOLF CLUBSLeft handed, new w/Bag, Drivers & Irons. $100 Call 918-884-9008 ELLIPTICAL CLIMBERPro-Form 600 w/manual. $200. Excellent. Call 863-452-0471 CAMERA /Universal Antique, folds & opens, has bellows. $10. 863-655-0342 BOOKS -Paper Back, Westerns, Romance & Other Popular Authors. 200 books. $40. 863-385-2605 BINOCULARS /Simmons / Model 1159 / in Case. $10. 863-655-0342 AQUARIUM 42Plus gallon w/accessories and Stand. $100 Call 863-458-2176 26'' MEN'SHUFFY BIKE with basket, like new condition, black and silver, asking $60, 863-471-3257. 7310Bargain Buys 7000 MerchandiseSEBRING CENTRALLYlocated at 2905 State Rd. 17 North. One quarter mile from Sebring Parkway. Retail/Commercial/Warehouse Space 2700 + Sq. ft Office Space, Storage, 5 Overhead doors, 2 Bathrooms. Space can be divided. Terms negotiable. 863-471-7971 or 863-385-3209 6750Commercial RentalSEASONAL LAKEFRONTRental on Lake June. 3/2. Avail. November March. Please call for details. 863-773-0408. 6320Seasonal Property SUN 'NLAKES of Sebring 3049 sq. ft. L ease Option / Sell, 3BR, 2BA, Huge Den, Din. Room, 2C. Gar. Large corner lot. All price nego. small down, Owner financing. Call 954-270-5242 SEBRING 3/2/2.Nice, Immaculate, New Paint, Mostly Tiled, Large Kitchen, Large Glass/Screen Porch, Great Views, No smokers/Pets. $875 + +. Call 863-773-3956 SEBRING -2BR, 1BA, 1CG, Partially Fenced Yard. Pets OK!! $650 Monthly. 1st. & Security Deposit. Sparta Cir. NO LONGER AVAILABLE! S EBRING -Nice 2 BR, 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 AVON PARK3BR, 1BA, All Appliances Included, Move In Ready Close to US 27 / Walmart. Call for Details. 863-449-0429 or 301-245-4619 6300U nfurnished HousesP LACID 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 PLACIDPlacid Lakes Near Golf, 2/ Bedroom, 2/Bathroom, W/D h ookup, screen porch, fenced yard. C/H/A. Includes water. Excellent Condition. $525 mo. 954-695-8348 LAKE PLACID1 & 2 BR, APTS. RENTAL ASSISTANCE AVAILABLE, FORECLOSURES WELCOME THORNBURY APARTMENTS TTY 800-955-8771 863-465-4526 6200UnfurnishedApartments AVON PARKSHADY OAKS APTS 1 BR Fully renovated units, W/D hookups. Laundry service available. Senior Discount. 863-257-0017 AVON PARKApartment with Balcony Overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware Ave. 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 **NOW LEASING**PARK PLAZAA BRAND NEW RENTAL COMMUNITY LOCATED IN AVON PARK, FL SPACIOUS 2BR 2BA APARTMENT HOMES.**ONLY $585/mo.** A MUST SEE! **********************Please Call 863-257-4603 for more information. SEBRING -1BR, 1BA. T ile floors, fresh paint. Includes water. $425/mo. Call Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 1BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING -Furn. Apt, for Live in Help. Pay own electric, contribute $20 mo. toward water, US driver to travel to Canada 5 months. Must Be Reliable! 863-385-1806. 6150FurnishedA partmentsSEBRING *EDGEWATER 55+ 2BR, 2BA, Living Rm, Dining Rm, Den, Laundry Rm. & Garage. Lawn care & Pool. $600 Mo. (1yr. lease utilities & Sec. 863-385-3103 6100Villas & CondosFor Rent SEBRING IMMACULATE2/1, New Solid Oak Kitchen Cabinets, Tile Floor, Inside Laundry Room, Eat In Kitchen. $550/mo + $300 security. Most Pets Ok. 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 6050D uplexes for Rent 6000 R entalsVENUS -New 4BR/2BA (jacuzzi in Master) A/C, tile, W/D, porch, w/option 2 0 acres. 8 horse barn, privacy fence, 1 bl. from Hwy 27. 731 CR 201. 305-725-0301 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent P ALM HARBORHOMES Red Tag Sale Over 10 Stock Units Must Go Save Up To 35K! 800-622-2832 ext 210 AVON PARK2BR, 2BA, Updated, Furn., Owned Land, Quiet Area, Near Shopping etc., US 27 easy access. Bob Hesselink Realtor / CB Highlands. Reduced! 863-414-2720 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 M obile 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 4260A creage 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 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 Real 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. PERMANENT HANDYMAN Basic Electrical, Plumbing, Carpentry, Welding a Plus but above all Common Sense & a desire to WORK! pay far from Great but long hours available. Apply in Person, Triple G Dairy 2175 Triple G Rd. Sebring. PARTS SALESMAN:Parts Experience Preferred. Duties: Assist customers, stock, unloading trucks, ability to lift 50 lbs. No phone calls. Apply within. Performance based pay. Full time position. 305 C.R. 17A West Avon Park FL. 33825 OUTSIDE SALESEXP'D $80-$150 Up per day. Paid weekly. Could receive overrides from other workers. Call Ed: 352-217-9937 OPENING FORA LICENSED 440 or 220 AGENT Preferred, but will train the right person. Bilingual preferred. Please contact us at 863-402-0603, or email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org NOW HIRINGP/T Drivers with Class A CDL and P/T Tire pick up and delivery a ssistants for the PRIDE Tire Retread Plant located at Avon Park Correctional. Candidates must be able to lift 75+ lbs. repeatedly and work 12+ hrs. in a day. Candidates must also be able to pass an NCIC background check and a drug screening. Serious candidates only need apply. Contact Jason Hill or Cheryl Whidden at 1-800-929-2715 to arrange an interview. MEDICAL ASSISTANT/SECRETARY NEEDED Doctors office experience preferred, computer skills necessary. Full time. E-mail resume to email@example.com FRONT DESK/RECEPTIONISTFor Radiology Dept. Part Time/Full Time. Computer proficiency a must. Send Resume to: P.O Box 1923, 33871. ADVERTISING SALESASSISTANT We Are Expanding! W e 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 C ONTRACTOR 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 COUNTYC ALL ED 352-217-9937 2050Job Opportunities 2000 EmploymentCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us: 385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements* **************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY L EGAL NOTICES ***************************************** T he following legal notices are from the Highlands C ounty Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals 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 N otice 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 430 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 3 3870-3701, 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-117 IN RE: ESTATE OF SETH COLIN McCORMICKa .k.a. SETH C. McCORMICK Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of SETH COLIN McCORMICK a.k.a. SETH C. McCORMICK, deceased, whose date of death was June 6, 2011, and whose social security number is 264-66-1034, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE F IRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 13, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Lana Dee McCormick 2021 Providence Road Charlotte, North Carolina 28211 Attorney for Personal Representatives: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33825-0400 Telephone: (863 April 13, 20, 2012 I will not be responsible for any debts other than my own. Charline O'Steen. 1050L egals I N 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, Jury 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 S ECTION 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 S POUSE OF TROY A. KNIGHT A/K/A TROY KNIGHT; TRACY KNIGHT; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TRACY 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. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis 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 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 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 D eputy Clerk April 6, 13, 2012 1050L egals Classified ads get fast results LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.AP Housing Authority 1x3 00018503 NEWS-SUN 385-6155
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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE email@example.comIt is over. The regular-season, District 9-6Achampionship was wrapped up Tuesday night as Sebring edged theB lue Devils, 3-2, at Winter Haven. Now 5-0 in district play, the Streaks gave the Devilst heir second district loss, putting them two up with one l eft to play. And they did it facing a f amiliar and formidable foe, senior left-hander Tyler Pike. He had 10 strike outs and was consistently between 88 and 92 (miles per hour his fastball, Sebring head coach Buck Rapp said. But our guys battled and had quality at bats when we needed them. Such as in the opening inning when Pikes defense scuffled behind him, committing two errors that allowed for the Streaks first run. Then, with two outs and a runner in scoring position, one of those quality at bats came about with Wyatt Johnson bringing the run in with a base-knock for a 2-0 Blue Streak lead. From there, Sebring starter Nate Greene took to the hill and cruised through the first two innings. But Pike settled in as well and the lead remained the same into the bottom of the third. Thats when Winter Haven scratched for two runs to even things up. Greene got through it, however, and held the potent Devils in check over the next inning and one-third. He then came through at the plate in the fifth when, with two on and two out, he laced a double to plate Dane Maddox with the go-ahead run. Greene got the first out in the bottom of the fifth, when Aaron Hart was called on in relief. Nate pitched a great game, the best hes had in a while, Rapp said. He battled and kept us in the game. He was really effective with his off speed pitches and our defense made the plays to really limit Winter Havens scoring chances. And though the Blue Devils would get to Hart for four hits over his two and two-thirds innings, he didnt walk a single batter, struck out two and they never got another whiff of home plate. And while the win secures the top seed in the district tournament, there is still some work left to be done. Sebring travels to Lake Gibson tonight to finish off the district schedule and is at Port St. Lucie next Thursday before hosting the final regular season game against DeSoto Friday, April 20. The District 9-6Atournament then kicks off Monday, April 23, at Winter Haven. SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, April 13, 2012 P age 3B Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Sebring High School Varsity baseball team has been chosen as a finalist in the Allen Sportswear Dress the Champions competition. First prize includes brand new home a nd away uniforms. As of this past Wednesday, April 11, the public can visit www.DressTheChampions .com and vote for their favorite video for each sport. The top vote-getter in each category will receive the top prize. The Streaks need your help, and its easy! Just visit the site everyday from April 11th-25th and vote for SHSs submission video. You can vote once every 2 4 hours per e-mail address. The Lady Blue Streak softball team, with your help, won last years competition and debuted their new look this spring. Spread the word and lets dress our champions! Dress the Champions News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Nate Greene did his part both on the mound and at the plate in Tuesdays district-clinching win at Winter Haven. Streaks seal district clincher S ebring3Winter Haven2 News-Sun file photo by LAUREN WELBORN Hannah Lollis pitched well enough for a win, but the Lady Streak offense wasnt firing on all cylinders T uesday night. By DAN HOEHNE firstname.lastname@example.orgThough it was a lategame rally that knocked off the Lady Blue Streaks Tuesday night, the signs of progress have been evident as of late. Facing a perennially strong Frostproof squad that had handled them earlier in the season, Sebring took the early lead and was right with the Lady Bulldogs until the late going. After Frostproof scratched for a firstinning run off Hannah Lollis, Carly Hoffner answered right back, bringing home Taryn DaSilva with an RBI double off Kayla Wilson in the bottom of the inning to even it up at 1-1. From there, both hurler were locked in, holding each offense without a run for the next four innings. In the top of the sixth, however, the Streak defense bent, allowing for the go-ahead run to come across, but limiting it to just the lone score, to keep it at 2-1 heading into the seventh. But then, in the top of the seventh, with a runner on, Masey RodriguezSalva got a hold of one for a two-run homer that provided for the final margin. e made a couple of mistakes at the end that cost us some runs, head coach Joe Sinness said. Carly hit the ball all night for us and while Hannah had an off night, she pitched well enough for us to win. Offensively we just didnt give her any support. That hadnt been the case recently as Sebring had been scoring by the boatload in their district schedule, most recently topping Lake Gibson, 10-7 last Friday night to move to 5-1 and sit atop the District 9-6Astandings. In a virtual tie with Winter Haven, with whom the Streaks split the season series. And while Sebring won the scoring differential in the two games, having won 11-2 and lost 8-7, that wasnt considered as a tiebreaker. The Lady Streaks did, however, win the coin toss and head into the district tournament, at Lake Gibson, as the No. 1 seed. They will face Kathleen Monday at 6 p.m. and with a win will advance to the title game Thursday, April 19. News-Sun correspondent LAUREN WELBORN contributed to this story. Frostproof rallies late to top Lady Streaks Offensively, we just didnt give her any support. JOESINNESS Sebringhead coach Frostproof4Sebring1 B y DAN HOEHNE email@example.comCruising along the top of the District 10-4Astandings for much of the season, Avon Park has seen itsfortunes turn in the last week after consecutive losses tod istrict foes F rostproof, 3-1 on Thursday, April 5, and Tuesdays 8-5 loss at DeSoto. In the most recent contest, the Devils had eight hits to the Bulldogsfour, and added seven walks drawn to have given themselves plenty of runners on base. But the Avon Park pitching surrendered nine walks of their own and a couple of fielding errors lead to two unearned DeSoto runs. A s it was, the B ulldogs drew first blood with three in the first and one in the second. The Devils got into it in the third on a Mason Jahna two-run double. But on just one hit, with a hit by pitch, error, wild pitch and three walks one intentional four runs came across in the DeSoto fourth to make it an 8-2 score. Avon Park made itscomeback bid in the seventh, with a little Bulldog help. T rey Marley singled, but w as forced at second on an Alfred Brown grounder. Anthony Carruthers then walked and Brown advanced to third on a wild pitch. Red Devils reeling DeSoto8Avon Park5 See AP, Page 4B News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Alexxis Harris got down with it and won the girls shot put at Sebrings final home and regular season meet last Thursday. By DAN HOEHNE firstname.lastname@example.orgSebring track and field closed out itsregular season in dominant fashion last Thursday, April 5, in preparation for itsupcoming district meet next week at Winter Haven. This time out, on the home turf of Firemens Field, the Lady Streaks outpointed the field by more than 100, totaling 197.66 to runner up Hardees 75.33, DeSotos 51 and Lake Placids 21. The boys were a sliver from duplicating the feat, getting 180.5 points, to DeSotos 81.5, Hardees 66, the Dragons22 and Walker Memorial Academys 2. For the girls, Sebring got a first and second in the 100meter dash, with Haylee Peters breaking the tape in 13.78 seconds with Blake Fort literally tying with Hardees Merislene Cimeus at 14.02 seconds. Tamra McMahon and Kristina Williams were second and third, respectively, in the 200, before Hannah Schroeder took over in the distance runs. Schroeder won the 800 in 2:32.77, the 1,600 in 5:41.27 and the 3,200 in 12:23.52, besting the field by more than two minutes in the last race. Destiny McCartney then took the figurative baton and won both the 100and 300meter hurdle events, in 16.55 seconds and 50.34 seconds, respectively. McCartney was then joined by Peters, Williams and Imani Powell to win the 4X100 relay, with Allie Mann, Cassandra Marentes, Katherine Stoll and Stella Daily double at track for Streaks See TRACK, Page 4B
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 MIDFLORID ACredit 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. A n awards ceremony and lunch, sponsored by the Palms of Sebring, will foll ow. The event will also include a putting c ontest, awards for closest to the pin, and a hole-in-one contest sponsored by the Cohan Radio Group. Registration is $60, $120 per team. Sponsorships are also available. Entries may be submitted to NU-HOPE Elder Care Services, 6414 US Hwy 27 S., Sebring FL33876. All funds raised will be used locally to enhance services to seniors living in Highlands and Hardee County. This will be the 15th year of the agencys signature fundraising event. Last year the name was changed to the Sandy Foster Memorial/NU-HOPE Elder Care Services Golf Tournament as a tribute to NU-HOPEs former Executive Director who passed away in September of 2010. Through his passion, leadership and inspiration, this event has raised over $290,000. Members of the community can help to support this important event by entering a team, becoming a sponsor, or donating gift certificate(s in our fundraising raffle. For more information, please visit www.nuhopeeldercare.org or contact Laurie Murphy, NU-HOPE Elder Care Services, Inc., 382-2134, or fax at 3824546, or email email@example.com 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. 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 there is room for new teams. There are three opportunities to get involved. First, if you have 12 or more people, men and women, from your church, ages1 6 and up, that would like to form a team, call for a flyer with information. Secondly, if you have three or four players, call other churches and see if youc an combine players to form a team, then call for a flyer. F inally, if you are just by yourself and want to play, call up and ask to be put on a n existing team, or form a new one if enough players sign up. R egular 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.Gator Gallop 5KSEBRING The fourth annual Gator Gallop 5K is set for a trail run at Sun N 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.LP Chamber 5/10KLAKEPLACID The 2012 Lake Placid Chamber 5K/10K Run/Walk Team Challenge will take place Saturday, May 19, beginning at 7 a.m. at the DeVane Circle Park. Early entry fees are $10 for students, $15 for team members and $20 for individuals fee the day of the race is $25. Register by May 4 to get a Dri-fit Tshirt. Entering as a team can save on entry fee, as each member of a recognized organization or business team saves $5. Teams must consist of at least three members and may be mixed ages and genders. For more information, call Niki Gregor at 386-1300 or email email@example.com. EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB Boston3424.586 Philadelphia3127.5343 New York3028.5174 New Jersey2138.3561312Toronto2039.3391412Southeast Division WLPctGB x-Miami4016.714 Atlanta3424.5867 Orlando3424.5867 Washington1444.24127 Charlotte749.12533 Central Division WLPctGB x-Chicago4414.759 Indiana3622.6218 Milwaukee2830.48316 Detroit2136.3682212Cleveland1937.33924WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB x-San Antonio4016.714 Memphis3423.596612Dallas3226.5529 Houston3226.5529 New Orleans1642.27625 Northwest Division WLPctGB y-Oklahoma City4216.724 Denver3226.55210 Utah3128.5251112Portland2831.4751412Minnesota2534.4241712Pacific Division WLPctGB L.A. Lakers3722.627 L.A. Clippers3523.603112Phoenix3028.517612Golden State2235.38614 Sacramento1940.32218 x-clinched playoff spot ___ Wednesdays Games Indiana 104, Cleveland 98, OT Philadelphia 93, Toronto 75 Utah 103, Houston 91 L.A. Clippers 100, Oklahoma City 98 New Orleans 105, Sacramento 96 Memphis 104, Phoenix 93 New York 111, Milwaukee 107 Boston 88, Atlanta 86, OT L.A. Lakers 98, San Antonio 84 Denver 113, Minnesota 107 Portland 118, Golden State 110 Thursdays Games Detroit at Charlotte, late Miami at Chicago, late L.A. Clippers at Minnesota, late Memphis at San Antonio, late Dallas at Golden State, late Fridays Games Cleveland at Indiana, 7 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 7 p.m. Atlanta at Orlando, 7 p.m. New Jersey at Philadelphia, 7 p.m. Charlotte at Miami, 7:30 p.m. Washington at New York, 7:30 p.m. Phoenix at Houston, 8 p.m. Sacramento at Oklahoma City, 8 p.m. Utah at New Orleans, 8 p.m. Milwaukee at Detroit, 8 p.m. Denver at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Dallas at Portland, 10:30 p.m.PLAYOFFSFIRST ROUND (Best-of-7EASTERN CONFERENCEN.Y. Rangers vs. Ottawa Thursday: Ottawa at NY Rangers, late Saturday: Ottawa at NY Rangers, 7 p.m. Monday: NY Rangers at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18: NY Rangers at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. x-Saturday, April 21: Ottawa at NY Rangers, 7 p.m. x-Monday, April 23: NY Rangers at Ottawa, TBD x-Thursday, April 26: Ottawa at NY Rangers, TBD Boston vs. Washington Thursday: Washington at Boston, late Saturday: Washington at Boston, 3 p.m. Monday: Boston at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 19: Boston at Washington, 7:30 p.m. x-Saturday, April 21: Washington at Boston, 3 p.m. x-Sunday, April 22: Boston at Washington, TBD x-Wednesday, April 25: Washington at Boston, TBD Florida vs. New Jersey Friday: New Jersey at Florida, 7 p.m. Sunday: New Jersey at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 17: Florida at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19: Florida at New Jersey, 7 p.m. x-Saturday, April 21: New Jersey at Florida, 6:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, April 24: Florida at New Jersey, TBD x-Thursday, April 26: New Jersey at Florida, TBD Philadelphia 1, Pittsburgh 0 Wednesday: Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 3, OT Friday: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Sunday: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 18: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. x-Friday, April 20: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. x-Sunday, April 22: Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, TBD x-Tuesday, April 24: Philadelphia at Pittsburgh, TBDWESTERN CONFERENCELos Angeles 1, Vancouver 0 Wednesday: Los Angeles 4, Vancouver 2 Friday: Los Angeles at Vancouver, 10 p.m. Sunday: Vancouver at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 18: Vancouver at Los Angeles, 10 p.m. x-Sunday, April 22: Los Angeles at Vancouver, TBD x-Tuesday, April 24: Vancouver at Los Angeles, TBD x-Thursday, April 26: Los Angeles at Vancouver, TBD St. Louis vs. San Jose Thursday: San Jose at St. Louis, late Saturday: San Jose at St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. Monday: St. Louis at San Jose, 10 p.m. Thursday, April 19: St. Louis at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. x-Saturday, April 21: San Jose at St. Louis, 7:30 p.m. x-Monday, April 23: St. Louis at San Jose, TBD x-Wednesday, April 25: San Jose at St. Louis, TBD Phoenix vs. Chicago Thursday: Chicago at Phoenix, late Saturday: Chicago at Phoenix, 10 p.m. Tuesday, April 17: Phoenix at Chicago, 9 p.m. Thursday, April 19: Phoenix at Chicago, 8 p.m. x-Saturday, April 21: Chicago at Phoenix, 10 p.m. x-Monday, April 23: Phoenix at Chicago, TBD x-Wednesday, April 25: Chicago at Phoenix, TBD Nashville 1, Detroit 0 Wednesday: Nashville 3, Detroit 2 Friday: Detroit at Nashville, 7:30 p.m. Sunday: Nashville at Detroit, Noon Tuesday, April 17: Nashville at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. x-Friday, April 20: Detroit at Nashville, 8 p.m. x-Sunday, April 22: Nashville at Detroit, TBD x-Tuesday, April 24: Detroit at Nashville, TBDAMERICAN LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Tampa Bay41.800 Toronto42.66712Baltimore33.500112New York33.500112Boston15.167312Central Division WLPctGB Detroit41.800 Chicago32.6001 Kansas City33.500112Cleveland14.2003 Minnesota14.2003 West Division WLPctGB Texas42.667 Seattle43.57112Oakland34.429112Los Angeles23.400112___ Wednesdays Games Chicago White Sox 10, Cleveland 6 Toronto 3, Boston 1 Tampa Bay 4, Detroit 2 Oakland 5, Kansas City 4, 12 innings N.Y. Yankees 6, Baltimore 4, 10 innings Seattle 4, Texas 3 Minnesota 6, L.A. Angels 5 Thursdays Games Tampa Bay at Detroit, late L.A. Angels at Minnesota, late Seattle at Texas, late Fridays Games L.A. Angels (E.Santana 0-1. Yankees (Kuroda 0-1 Tampa Bay (Price 1-0 (Beckett 0-1 Detroit (Scherzer 0-0) at Chicago White Sox (Peavy 0-0 Cleveland (D.Lowe 1-0 (Hochevar 1-0 Baltimore (Tom.Hunter 1-0) at Toronto (Morrow 0-0 Texas (M.Harrison 1-0 (Swarzak 0-1), 8:10 p.m. Oakland (Colon 1-1 (F.Hernandez 1-0), 10:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB New York42.667 Washington42.667 Philadelphia23.400112Atlanta24.3332 Miami24.3332 Central Division WLPctGB St. Louis52.714 Milwaukee42.66712Cincinnati33.500112Houston33.500112Pittsburgh23.4002 Chicago15.167312West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles51.833 Arizona41.80012Colorado23.400212San Diego24.3333 San Francisco14.200312___ Wednesdays Games Cincinnati 4, St. Louis 3 Washington 4, N.Y. Mets 0 Milwaukee 2, Chicago Cubs 1 San Diego 2, Arizona 1 Philadelphia 7, Miami 1 Atlanta 6, Houston 3 Colorado 17, San Francisco 8 L.A. Dodgers 4, Pittsburgh 1 Thursdays Games Cincinnati at Washington, late Milwaukee at Chicago Cubs, late San Francisco at Colorado, late Miami at Philadelphia, late Arizona at San Diego, late Pittsburgh at L.A. Dodgers, late Fridays Games Chicago Cubs (Samardzija 1-0 Louis (Wainwright 0-1), 3:15 p.m. Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 0-0 Francisco (M.Cain 0-0 Cincinnati (Arroyo 0-0ashington (Zimmermann 0-1 N.Y. Mets (Dickey 1-0 (Cl.Lee 0-0 Houston (Harrell 1-0 (Nolasco 1-0 Milwaukee (Wolf 0-1) at Atlanta (Jurrjens 0-1 Arizona (D.Hudson 1-0 (Nicasio 0-0 San Diego (Richard 1-0 Dodgers (Harang 0-1 LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid FRIDAY: Baseball vs.DeSoto,7 p.m.; Softball at Moore Haven,5/7 p.m. M ONDAY: Softball at District Tournament,vs.Avon Park,5:30 p.m. THURSDAY: Baseball at Clewiston,6 p.m. FRIDAY,April 20: Baseball vs.Westwood,7 p.m. S ebring F RIDAY: Baseball at Lake Gibson,7 p.m.; Softball vs.Avon Park,5/7 p.m. MONDAY: Softball at District Tournament,Lake Gibson,TBD TUESDAY: Baseball vs.DeSoto,7 p.m. T HURSDAY: Track at District Tournament,Winter Haven,1 p.m. SFCC F RIDAY: Baseball at State College of Florida,6 p.m. SATURDAY: Baseball at Hillsborough,1 p.m. MONDAY: Baseball vs.Polk State College,6 p.m. WEDNESDAY: Baseball at State College of Florida,6 p.m. A von Park FRIDAY: Softball at Sebring,5/7 p.m. MONDAY: Softball at District Tournament,at Lake Placid,5:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Baseball vs.Santa Fe Catholic,7 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 2 2 p p . m m . 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C M Y K w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, April 13, 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 Golf HammockT he Golf Hammock Ladies Played their Farewell Tournament on Wednesday, April 11. The game played was a Step Aside Scramble. First-place winners were Bonnie Nigh, Wanda Hastie and McKenzie B aad with 60.9 net S econd-place winners were Laura Kebberly, S. Drellishak, Barbara Akus and Audrey Walther with 61.5 net T hird-place winners were Florence Towell, Judy Trier, Jo Thornburg and Eleanor Short with 64 net Last Monday, April 9, the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am Points at Golf Hammock Country Club. In A group Les Campbell made plus 4, that was good for first place and Mike Winchester had plus 3 for second place. Jim Gulick scored plus 3 to take first p lace in B group and Johnnie McEachren was in second place with m inus 4. There was a tie for first place in C group between Doug Haire and Stan Griffis with plus 3. Bob Topel made plus 7, that was good for first place in D group while David Mulligan in second place with plus 4 and a tie between Tony Frances and Janet Regan with plus 1. In E group Joe Hyzny made plus 5 to t ake first place and Joe Hamilton was in second place with plus 2. B ob Hughes scored plus 5 to take the lead in F group and there was a tie for second place between Bob Fidlin and Jerry Patterson at plus 4. In G group Bill Katcher scored plus 3 for first place and Karl Mellor was in second place with minus 2. Ron Geouque was in first place with a minus 2 in H group and Frank Branca in second place with minus 4. Next Monday, April 16, the Mezza Group will play 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 9. Shirley Holt took first with +7, Lorraine Forcier was second at +5 and Helen Sayre was third with +3. Rounding out the top five were Margaret Sheets with +2 and Carol Grimm at+1. The Ladies League played a Low Putts event on Thursday, April 5. The winners were: First place, Elaine Hettinga with 31; and second place, Margaret Sheets with 32. And tying for third place were Rose Huizenga and Doris Herrick with 34 each.Lake June WestA Scramble was p layed on Thursday, April 5. Winning first place was the team of Dick and Norma Denhart, Kim Fiers and Helen Mellon with 53. Tying for second/third places were the teams of Joe and Joyce Swartz, John and Gloria Huggett and Margaret Schultz; John and Shelly Byron, Ralph and Beth Little w ith 55 each. Closest to the pin: (Ladies Betty Billau, 6-feet-2-inches. (Men No. 2, Frank Gallagher, 2-feet-3-inches; and No. 4, Norm Grubbs, 18-feet6-inches. The Mens Association played a Mens League event on Wednesday, April 4. Winning first place was the team of Claude Cash, Bill Fowler, Dave Colvin and John Ruffo with 41. Tying for sec-o nd/third places were the teams of Dick Denhart, Art Schmeltz, Don Boulton and Al Welch; Ron Hesson, P ete McNamee, Joe Swartz, Angela Iorlando and Bill Brouhle with 45 each. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Art Schmeltz, 10-feet-2-inches; No. 4, Dave Colvin, 5-feet-9-inches; and No. 8 Orville Huffman, 1-foot-3-inches. The Ladies Association played a game Monday, April 2. T ying for first/second places were the teams of Kim Fiers, Donna Palmatier and Marie Ailor; Joyce Swartz, Janice Barringer and Pat Asmus with 35 each. Third place, Mary McNamee, Beth Little and Barbara Cash with 41. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Donna P almatier, 12-feet-5.5-inches; No. 4, Joyce Swartz, 22-feet-1-inch; and No. 8, Kim Fiers, 12-feet-3-inches.Placid LakesThe Mens Association plaeyd a 1 Best Ball Even, 2 Best Ball Odd tournament on Wednesday, April 11. C arding a -24, the trio of John Goble, Jeff Harstine and Lane Capp took first, while Tom Lacy, Bob M cMillian and Bud Snyder wer second with a -21. Frank Fisher, Ed Bartusch and David R aciti were third at -20. Larry Kress was closest to the pin, hitting it to within 4-feet of No. 6. A n Individual Low Gross, Low Net event was played by the Womens Golf Association on Tuesday, April 10. W inning the Low Gross portion of the event, after a match of cards, was Von Lacy with her 92, with Sue M ackeys 92 taking second. I n the Low Net, Bobbie Millers 70 was good for first, with Barb Moriarity carding a 72 for second. Karen Wallin had closest to the pin, get-t ing to 4-feet, 1-inch at No. 2.R iver GreensThe Mens Association played a Pro-Am tournament on Wednesday, April 4. Winning first place was the team of Ron Jensen, Cliff Steele, Jim Anderson and J ohn Hierholzer with plus-9; second place, J oe Graf, Gordon Clauws and Jim Cercy with plus-8.5; and third place, Glenn Nelson, Tim Thomas, Robert Plunkett, Len Westdale and Joe Craigo with plus-6.5. I ndividual winners were: Flight A JimA anderson with plus-5. Flight B Len Westdale with plus-7. Flight RPAC Joe Craigo with plus-5. The Golfettes played a Flight tourney on Tuesday, April 3. F light 1 First place, M. Koon with 66; and second place, P. Kincer with 70. Flight 2 First place, J. Persails with 63; and second place, M. Clauws with 68. Flight 3 First place, K. Speaker with 67; and second place, P. Graf with 73. The Morrison Group played a game o n Tuesday, April 3. Winnng first place was the team of Lefty St. Pierre, Bob Stevens, Harold Kline and Butch Smith with minus-23. Tying for second/third places were the teams of Cliff Aubin, Kenny Brunswick, Jim Cercay and (draw Kincer, Cliff Steele, Tim Thomas and Romy Febre with minus-10 each. The Limited Group played a game on Monday, April 2. The winners were: First place, Kosters and Delisle with plus-8.5; second place, Hills and Wards with plus4.5; and third place, Lemeksis and Brouwers with plus-4. The Club Championship was played Saturday and Sunday, March 31 t o April 1. White Tees (Ay Roy with 148. Gross: Tom Morway with 161. Net: Jim Anderson with 148. White Tee (Bondee with 167 each. Net: J.R. Messier with 140. White Tee (C with 172 each. Net: Johnny Wehunt with 149. Gold Tees (overallim Thomas with 167. Gross: Ken Koon and Jim Cercy with 179. Net: Gerry Page with 137 and Paul Johnson with 144. Green Tees Don McDonald with 172. Gross Bill Mountford with 178. Net: Lefty St. Pierre with 135. Ladies B Flight Gross Mary Beth Carby and Donna Johnson with 194 each. Net Jeannine P ersauils and Karen Speaker with 129 each. Ladies A Flight (overall Kelly with 163. Gross: Linda Therrien with 172. Net: Dee Paul with 139.SpringLakeThe SpringLake Womens Golf A ssociation played a 4 Person Pick Your Team Total Pro-Am Points tournament on the Cougar Trail course on Wednesday, April 11. T he winning team of Joann Deweese, Dotti Blackwell, Carolyn Irvine and Debbie Delaney had a total of plus 38 points. With a plus 35, the team of Lou C annon, Roberta Briggs, Kay Gorham and Becky Shatney won second place. Coming in third was the team of Chris Murchie, Wanda Baker, Barb M ountz and a blind draw with a total of plus 28. On Tuesday, April 10, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association held a Four Man Team 2 Best Balls t ournament on the Panther Creek golf course. In this competition, only the two best balls on each hole net of hole handicap counted towards the team score. The team that won first place with 122 net strokes included Bob Hinde, Will David, Ed Clay and Bill Schauwecker. Second place, at 124 strokes, went t o Gary Behrendt, Joe Austin, Gale Monda and John Schroeder. Coming in third place, with 127 net strokes, was Jan Hard, Ken Willey, Jack Hoerner and Vern Hoffman, while the team of Bryan Carlson, Dale Stevens, Richie Eastep, and Jay Payne came in fourth at 128 strokes. 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 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 863-6762889 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 863-605-3587 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, FLMeet at Rock Ridge Rd. gate. Directions: From US-98 in north Lakeland turn east on Rock Ridge Rd., at fork bear left and continue 4.2 miles to gate on your left. From SR-33 in Polk City travel north, turn left (west on Dean Still Rd., turn left on Rock Ridge Rd., after 2 or 3 miles gate will be on your right. Bring: Water, snacks, lunch, sun and insect protection, and camping gear if camping. Contact: RSVPBob Yost at 863-644-5448 or email@example.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 Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The summer season is right around the corner, which means plenty of opportunities for aspiring area volleyball players to sharpen their skills and learn some new things at the SFCC Summer Camps, lead by head coach Kim Crawford and members of the Lady Panther squad. Three indoor camps are going to be held, in addition to two sand volleyball camps. Four-day indoor camps will be offered Monday through Thursday, June 25-28, July 9-12 and July 30-Aug. 2. Each day, campers going into grades 6-8 will meet from 9 a.m.-Noon, campers going into grades 9-12 from 1-4 p.m., with all campers then enjoying open pool time from 4-4:45 p.m. Cost for the indoor camps are $100 per week, or $30 per daily session. Out on the sand court, four-day camps will be offered Monday through Thursday, June 18-21 and July 16-19, with campers going into grades 6-12 meeting from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Cost for the sand camps is $60 per week or $20 per daily session. Individual, private sessions for indoor and sand are available year-round for $20 per hour. To register, go to www.southflorida.edu/athletics/volleyball click on volleyball camp and print out the Application Form. Mail the completed form, or bring to the Cashiers Office in Building B. For more information, call Coach Crawford at 835-2377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org du SFCC Summer Volleyball Camps GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE
C M Y K By ROB MAADDI Associated PressPHILADELPHIA Nearly all the Miami Marlins rushed over to the dugout railing and playfully pretended to listen when Joey Cora sat down to speak about filling in for suspended manager Ozzie Guillen. Shortly after Guillen addressed the team in the clubhouse Wednesday and apologized for saying he admired Fidel Castro, it was business as usual for the players. To a man, they had his back. s really a hard time for him and his family, closer Heath Bell said. We felt bad for him. You have to understand that occasionally guys make mistakes. At least hes owning up to it and not trying to hide or shy away from it. Hes going to try and make up for his mistakes. He can only be a better person out of it. Like he said, if he doesnt learn from this, hes stupid. Thats what he said. Guillens comments led to his five-game suspension that started when Miami played the Phillies in the second game of a threegame series. The Marlins, who opened a new ballpark last week and added several marquee free agents over the winter, are off to a 2-3 start. Aday after a contrite Guillen held an hourlong news conference in Miami, he talked to the team for less than 10 minutes and expressed similar emotions. Theres nothing he needs to apologize to us about, reliever Mike Dunn said. s our manager and we back him 100 percent. Outfielder Logan Morrison said: I love the guy The Marlins conclude the series with Philadelphia on Thursday, before returning home to play Houston on Friday. Guillens praise of the Cuban dictator in an interview with Time magazine outraged the CubanAmerican community in Miami and led some politicians to call for his dismissal. This one was big and he felt it from the beginning, said Cora, a close friend of Guillen whos been coaching under him since 2004 with the Chicago White Sox. He got shaken, he felt it. After he analyzed what happened, in retrospect, he wouldnt have said what he said. He apologized and it came from the heart and hopefully he makes amends with the community. He will. Cora has filled in for Guillen before, though never under these circumstances. He said he planned to manage games the way Guillen would and was certain players wouldnt be affected. Things werent quite the same for him, of course. Ive never had this many people try to get me to talk, Cora joked. You guys know me. I dont talk. I barely say to people. Guillen apologized over the weekend after his remarks were published, and called it the biggest mistake of his life at his news conference on Tuesday. ere not worried about it, Morrison said of the situation. Were worried about winning games. Its not a distraction. Its not an excuse to play (poorly The team didnt consider firing Guillen or ask him to resign five games into his tenure, Marlins president David Samson said on Tuesday. Guillen said he doesnt love or admire Castro. I was saying I cannot believe somebody who hurt so many people over the years is still alive, he said. Time said Tuesday it stands by its story. Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said the remarks have no place in our game and were offensive to an important part of the Miami community and others throughout the world. As I have often said, baseball is a social institution with important social responsibilities, Selig added in a statement on Tuesday. All of our 30 clubs play significant roles within their local communities, and I expect those who represent Major League Baseball to act with the kind of respect and sensitivity that the games many cultures deserve. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, April 13, 2012w ww.newssun.com SPRINGLAKE GOLF RESORT* NEW; 3.639"; 3"; Black; april ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 3 3 7 7 MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 3.639"; 4"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 6 6 8 8 1 1 One out later, Torri Pringle brought Brown home with a single to left and Colton Brock walked to load the bases. Matt Roberts worked the count for a walk to force in a run and a wild pitch brought Pringle home to make it 8-5, but DeSoto reliever Donovan Petrey soon got the final out to end it. N ow at 5-3 in district play, having split with Lake Placid, DeSoto and Frostproof and topping Mulberry twice, the Devils have to wait while the rest of the teams have one more district contest to decide final standings. Frostproof (5-2 Mulberry (1-6 DeSoto (4-3 Placid (3-4 Avon Park hosts the D istrict Tournament beginn ing Monday, April 23. Continued from 1B AP has to wait and see how district standings shake out Maldonado taking second in the 4X800. The Lady Dragons got some points in the 4X400, with Shelby Dillon, Bailey Fitch-Roberts, Shaquavia Gayle and Adelrose Jerome taking second with a time of 4:57.69. On to the field events, the Lady Streaks took wins all a cross the board. Shalontay Rose won the high jump, 4-foot-8, with Allie Blackman taking seco nd. Fort, McKenzie Hargaden and Blackman finished one, two, three in the pole vault and McCartney and Rose took first and second in the long jump. R ose soon finished her jumps, winning the triple j ump at 31-feeet, 6-inches. Lexxi Harris and Ronika Freeman then went first and second in the shot put, with Harris besting her seeded throw by nearly seven feet. The two then switched places in the discus, with Freeman winning with a toss of 83-feet, 8-inches. Denise Constant also picked up some points and made it a one, two, three finish with her discus throw of an even 70-feet. The Sebring boys had a tougher time in the short distances, getting a third fromW illie Allen in the 100, t hough Sam Jacobs and Michael Weston soon picked up the pace by taking second and third in the 200. Thomas South picked up some points by taking second for Lake Placid in the 400, with Sebrings F rancisco Hildalgo taking third. Elias Salgado was a second-place finisher for the Streaks in the 800 and then the dominance started. Eric Foster, Evan Wilburn, Salgado and Damian Foster took the top four spots in the 1,600, with Wilburn, Evan Foster and Wesley Koning taking the top three in the 3,200. Green Dragon Russell Hunter took fourth in the event to nab two more points. Sebrings Warren Giller and Cameron Cobb wents econd and third in the 110m etr hurdles, and were first and second at the next distance of the event, the 300. Greg Rawlings, Mitchell Winslow, Hildalgo and Ryan Schuffert took second in the 4X400 relay and the Fosters were joined by Grant L awrence and Nathaniel Acosta to replicate that finish in the 4X800. Donavon White won the high jump, clearing 6-feet, 2-inches, took second in the long jump as well as the triple jump. Cobb won the pole vault, clearing 12-feet, 3-inches and Kenol St. Louis was third in the triple jump. In the throws, Patric Morris and Cody Cook went f irst and second, respectively, in both the shot put and discus, with Gary DeMarest getting a third and Lake Placids David Villalobos taking fourth, in the discus. Lake Placid was at its District 8-2Ameet Thursday, along with Avon Park, at Frostproof, while the Blue Streaks head to Winter Haven for their District 7-3Ameet on Thursday, April 19, starting at 11 a.m. Continued from 1B Track postseason underway for Dragons, Devils Sebring to Districts next week News-Sun file photos by DAN HOEHNE Above left: Kenol St. Louis added to Sebrings winning total with a third-place finish in the triple jump. Above right: Haylee Peters got things going early for the Lady Streaks with a win in the 100-meter dash. Special to the News-SunSEBRING There is a newly-established, travel basketball team in Sebring that consists of young men from 6th-8th grades. This team competes in the Youth Basketball of America (YBOA throughout the state of Florida. The Attack played in their f irst tournament on Saturday, March 31, at Warner College. They played three games during the tournament and f aced some heavy competition. The next tournament is scheduled for Saturday, April 14, at the Old Wauchula High School gymnasium. As with all youth sports, s everal expenses are incurred to make it possible for these young men to play so we are looking for support from our community to help sponsoro ur tournaments. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or if you have any questions, please contact Donnie Strickland at 605-3082 or Sonny Harris at 451-1471. Introducing the Highlands Attack Associated PressMIAMI Heat guard Dwyane Wade says money is not his motivation for the London Games this summer. In a statement Thursday, Wade said, I do not want to be paid to go to the Olympics. Wade was quoted Wednesday saying he thinks guys should be compensated for playing over the summer and noted the schedule demands of being an Olympian. He said he was responding to a question about Olympians being paid, and never said he needed to be paid to play. Wade later tweeted that pride for his country motivates me more than any $$$ amount. Wade played for the U.S. at Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008, and has said the London Games would be his last. Wade says money not an Olympic motivator Cora, Marlins back Guillen as suspension begins Associated PressGAINESVILLE Florida forward Walter Pitchford has decided to transfer, opening up a scholarship for recruit Anthony Bennett. Bennett, a 6-foot-7 power forward from Canada, is considering Florida, Kentucky, Oregon, Washington and UNLV. He is expected to announce his decision in May. Pitchford says he wants to be closer to his home in Grand Rapids, Mich. The 6-foot-10 Pitchford appeared in just 13 games for the Gators last season, totaling six points and four rebounds in 22 minutes. Florida coach Billy Donovan says Pitchfords decision is definitely the best thing for him and his family, just with some of his extenuating circumstances. Pitchford plans to petition the NCAAin hopes of being granted immediate eligibility and avoid sitting out a season under transfer rules. Florida F Pitchford decides to transfer
C M Y K Dear Pharmacist: I had s uch a bad reaction to eating hazelnuts that I required a shot,and some steroids. Id ont eat much nuts,sometimes cashews. Do you think Im allergic to all nuts? C.J.,Coral Springs Answer: You should a void other nuts too,ll tell you which in a minute. Luckily,you didnt havef ull-blown anaphylaxis which occurs in about one t hird of all tree nut ingestions,especially with peanuts,which by the way are actually legumes. It shocks me that airlines stills erve peanuts to passengers hundreds of people at a t imewhen there is such an incredibly high sensitivity rate! T he allergic response is triggered by the proteins f ound in the nuts,which do not break down with heat, meaning you cant cook them out. Nuts are often hiddentoo,so they may only get honorable mention i n popular foods such as cookies,protein bars,cakes, cereals,nut spreads,pralinea nd other desserts. Also,if the label says,This product w as manufactured in a facility that also uses nuts.... thats your cue to put the product back because therea re traces of nut proteins that may have blown around t he facility and made it into your particular food during handling or manufacturing. S ome folks only experience a mild problem with n uts,and its limited to irritations of the mouth,lips, tongue or throat. This is called OASfor oral aller-g y syndrome,or sometimes Pollen Food Allergy. C linically,we see this most frequently in people allergic to weeds because the bodys ees the pollen traces in the nut. Birch pollens are somet imes to blame in OAS, which can occur any time of t he year,but usually during pollen season. The cross sensitivity can occur between birch and other nuts as well as plums,pears,cherries,a pples,carrots,peas and sunflower seeds. I found a study that measured human IgE antibodies in order to evaluate cross-s ensitivities. Among tree nuts,there is a strong cross reaction between walnuts, pecans and hazelnuts. So none of those for you! Theres a moderate cross r eaction with these: Pistachio,almonds,hazeln uts,cashews and Brazil nuts. Of the bunch,cashews and pistachios are prettyt ightly correlated,so if youre allergic to one,defin itely stay away from the other. Id avoid the bunch honestly,and consider a blood test to determine food allergies. O ne more warning,about my favorite nutwhich I h ardly ever eat but still fantasize about. Cashews,they are really seeds,not nuts. If youre highly allergic to pois on ivy,stay away from these guys. Even the raw cashewsyou see at health f ood stores are not truly raw You simply cannot eat a raw cashew,it must be separate d from its double-shell. In a painstaking process,its steamed and/or boiled butt he outer shell contains urushiol,a toxic resin that sparks the familiar skin ras h after exposure to poison ivy, o ak and sumac. If you have a s evere allergy to poison ivy, raw cashews should probably not be consumed,otherwise eat one for me. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real S olutions. For more information, visit www. D earPharmacist. com. This i nformation is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, April 13, 2012Page 5B A PPLE 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 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 HEALTHYLIVING Minimizing allergies to nuts and fruits Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE
C M Y K B y FRANK JORDANS Associated PressGENEVA Cases of d ementia and the heavy social and financial burdens associated with them are set to soar in the coming decades as life expectancy and medical care improve in poorer countries,the World Health Organization says. Some 35.6 million people were living with dementia in 2010,but that figure is set to double to 65.7 million by 2030,the U.N. health agency said Wednesday. In 2050,it expects dementia cases to triple to 115.4 million. The numbers are already large and are increasing rather rapidly,said Dr. Shekhar Saxena,the head of WHOs mental health division. Most dementia patients are cared for by relatives who shoulder the bulk of the current estimated annual cost of $604 billion. And the financial burden is expected to rise even faster than the number of cases,WHO said in its first substantial report on the issue. The catastrophic cost drives millions of households below the poverty line, warned the agencs directorgeneral,Margaret Chan. Dementia,a brain illness that affects memory,behavior and the ability to perform even common tasks,affects mostly older people. About 70 percent of cases are believed to be caused by Alzheimers. In the last few decades, dementia has become a major public health issue in rich countries. But with populations in poor and middleincome countries projected to grow and age rapidly over the coming decades,WHO appealed for greater public awareness and better support programs everywhere. The share of cases in poor and middle-income countries is expected to rise from just under 60 percent today,to over 70 percent by 2050. So far,only eight countries including Britain,France and Japan have national programs to address dementia,WHO said. Several others,such as the United States, have plans at the state level. While the report shies away from making specific recommendations to policy makers,it does urge them to address the challenges of dementia as soon as possible. Emerging economies such as China,India and Brazil, for example,have function-i ng health care systems but dont have the capacity to deal with the massive rise in dementia,said Saxena. Ensuring doctors and nurses can spot symptoms is a start because lack of proper diagnosis is one of the obstacles to better treatment,he said. Even in rich countries, more than half of dementia cases are overlooked until the disease has reached a late stage,according to the report. One common misconception is that dementia is inevitable. Most people regard dementia as a normal sign of aging,which is not correct, said Saxena. Older people have problems of memory and cognition,but dementia is a disease with much more rapid symptoms and progression. Badly treated or ignored, dementia sufferers can become isolated and vulnerable,especially if they also have poor eyesight or hearing. And rich countries like the United States should reconsider the drive to placed ementia patients in institutions,said Saxena. Thats a mistake that some developed countries have made that is neither financially viable nor providing the best care,he said. Page 6BNews-SunFriday, April 13, 2012www.newssun.com POSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 6 6 7 7 3 3 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"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 6 6 7 7 9 9 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 HEALTHYLIVING Sports and other p hysical activities are an excellent way for children of all ages to stay active and healthy.H owever,selecting the proper shoe for the sport goes above and beyond just heading to the athleticssectiono f the shoe store. Buying a shoe d esigned for the sport or activity your child will be participating in not onlyi mproves your childs performance on the court of f ield,but also helps keep him/her free from serious foot and ankle injuries commonly treated by todays podiatrist.BasketballM any kids make basketball their first organized s port of choice,so its important to give them a shoe that helps them perfectt heir basketball handling skills and prevents injury. A basketball shoe should have a thick,stiff sole that helps give support while runn ing and landing from jumps to the basket; Incorporate high ankle construction that supports the ankle during quick changes in direction;a nd have the strongest support on either side of the ankle.CleatsOutdoor field sports such as baseball,softball,soccer, football and lacrosse constantly keep childrens feet moving. This type o f footwear must fit adequately to prevent tripping and falling. A shoe with c leats should fit snugly but comfortably on a childs foot about one thumb width or less from the toe to thee nd of the shoe (oversized soccer s hoes can affect balance and cause blisters); feature a rubber sole,to keep and prevents lipping and injury and a leather upper material; and c leats on the sole should be regulation length.TennisCourt shoes for tennis and racquetball may look like any other athletic sneaker,b ut its whats on the inside that makes the difference on a childs feet. A tennis shoe should support both sides of the foot,due to the quick lat-e ral movements and weight shifts in court sports; and p rovide a flexible sole for feet changes of direction.RunningRunning shoes come in s everal different styles that support feet with different arch types. A running shoe should provide maximum shocka bsorption to help young runners avoid ailments such as shin stints and knee pain; control the way a childs heel strikes the ground,so the rest of the foot can fall correctly; and fit your childs s pecific arch type. To determine arch type,see a podiatrist.BalletC hildren have developing and growing feet and a properly fitting ballet slipper is vital to keeping feet safe. Certain ballet positions c an put excessive strain on the feet,so check with your podiatrist if your child complains of foot pain related to dancing. A ballet slipper should have a slightly snug fit to p revent balance issues. The slipper should not be too loose or overly snug; and H ave a sturdy heel area and feature a flexible sole. Dr. Joni Jones is a podiatrist in Sebring who can be reached at3 82-3228, stop by her office at 2 06 West Center Avenue, Sebring (walk-ins are accepted Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) or mail to P.O. Box 1719, Sebring, FL 33871-1719.T his information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure your condition. Keep your kids moving: Shoes for the right sport M etro Finding the right shoes for the right sport is key to preventing injuries. Foot Care Dr. Joni Jones Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Presentation about the Area Agency on Aging/SHINE (ServingH ealth Insurance Needs of Elders) will answer Medicare questions and questions about resources during a presentation. P atricia Henderson,from West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging Inc.,willc onduct a presentation about resources available through the agency to helpo lder adults on Friday, April 20,from 10 a.m. until n oon at the Lake Placid Memorial Library,205 W. Interlake Blvd. A lso,a SHINE counselor will be available to answer q uestions about Medicare. If you or someone you know needs to find out about available resources or has questions aboutM edicare,dont miss out on this opportunity. M any older adults and their families are not aware of the resources available, including the Area Agency on Aging and SHINE. T he West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, Inc.,is a not-for-profit corporation,which administers public funds from theF lorida Department of Elder Affairs,as well as private grants and donationsf or senior services in Hillsborough,Polk, Manatee,Highlands andH ardee Counties. The Agency,mandated b y the Federal Older Americans Act,exists to promote the independence,d ignity,health and wellbeing of our elder citizens; t o plan,fund,and administer a coordinated continuum of services; to facilitate and enhance service delivery; and to advocate for then eeds of older Americans. Call 800-963-5337. Medicare, aging resources questions to be answered WHO: Dementia cases worldwide will triple by 2050 The numbers are already large and are increasing rather rapidlyDR.SHEKHAR SAXENA head of WHOs mental division WASHINGTON (AP The Food and Drug A dministration called on drug companies Wednesday to help limit the use of antibiotics given to farm animals,a decades-oldp ractice that scientists say has contributed to a surge in drug-resistant bacteria. Antibiotics are mixed with animal feed to helpl ivestock,pigs and chickens put on weight and stay h ealthy in crowded barns. Scientists have warned that this routine use leads to the growth of antibiotic-resista nt germs that can be passed to humans. The FDA has struggled for decades with how to tackle the problem becauset he agriculture industry says the drugs are a key part of modern meat production. Under the new FDA guidelines,the agency rec-o mmends antibiotics be used judiciously,or only w hen necessary to keep animals healthy. FDA wants limits on antibiotics given to animals
C M Y K Atonement Lutheran ChurchSEBRING This Sunday is the second Sunday in Easter. Worship service withC ommunion will be led by Deacon David Thoresen. Worship Assistant and Lector is Ed Graff. Communion Assistant is RonF itzpatrick. Sam and Sue Cushman will host the coffee hour following morning worship service. W omen of Evangelical Lutheran Christian Association (all women in the church are members of WELCA) is meeting at Monday at 11 a.m. Bring as alad lunch to share at noon and then work on a pictorial h istory ofChrist Lutheran ChurchA VON PARK Pastor Scott McLean will be preaching a sermon entitled Put Your Doubts In Jesus Hands!The church is at1 320 C.R. 64,east the Avon Park High School. For more i nformation,call 471-2663 or search online at christlutheranavonpark.org/.Christian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson s ermon on Sunday morning is titled Doctrine of Atonement.The keynote is f rom II John 1:9,...He that abideth in the doctrine of C hrist,he hath both the Father and the Son. Our church is at 146 N. Franklin Street,Sebring.Christian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled The Nations Are Angry:Part 3at theS unday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study i s studying the Gospel of John. Eastside Christian ChurchLAKE PLACID Midweek Bible study and discussion time on Wednesday is an informal setting thats tarts with hymn singing, followed by open discussion. Eastside Christian Church is at 101 Peace Avenue in Lake Placid,two miles east of U.S. 27 on CR 621. The phone number is 465-7065.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING This Sunday morning,the church celebrates Second Sunday of Easter. Guest Pastor Rob Hinz of Bradenton,will the delivering the sermon based on 1 John 1-2:2. Tuesday Bible study Religions of the World (focusing on the U.S.) is led by Roy Allen Tuesday; 7 p.m.,Bible study Esther by Beth Moore,using the DVD series is led by Traci Roberts.First Baptist Church, Avon ParkAVON PARK First Baptist Church Avon Park, Rev. Jon Beck,senior pastor, is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information,call 4536681 or e-mail email@example.com/.First Christian Church, Avon ParkAVON PARK Extending Christian Kindnessis the sermon this week,with scripture text coming from Ephesians 4:31-5:2. First Christian Church is at 1016 W. Camphor St. (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 453-5334 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org/. The website isw ww.firstcchristianap.com/.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING Immediately after church,there will be a covered dish fellowship meal for the month of April. ThisS unday has been designated as Mens Sunday and all the leadership roles will be handled by the men of the congregation. The church will also welcome a specialg uest. At the Lords Table this S unday will be Bob Harcourt and Elder Emeritus Dick Asmussen. Communion willb e served by Chris Baker, Mike Graves,Howard Lewis. C hildrens Church leaders for Sunday will be Mike and Carol Graves. Greeting the congregation will be Noel Roberts. T he sermon for Sunday is titled Jesus Talks About F orgiveness and Faith,from Luke 17:1-9. Call 385-0352. The church i s at 510 Poinsettia Ave.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkA VON PARK On Sunday morning,the sermon is entitled Tonguesbased o n I Corinthians 14:1-25. The choirs introit will be Aint No Rock Gonna Shout for Meand the anthem will be The Song Lives On,Hallelujah. The adult Sunday school c lass is continuing their study of David in I Kings Chapter 1 in which Solomon is made king. Wendy Garcia teaches the youth class and they discuss how the Bible applies to issues today. O n Wednesday,the pastor leads the Bible study on the s ubject The Basics of the Faith. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on LagrandeS treet). Call 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringS EBRING Guard the Treasureis the title of Sunday mornings sermon given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer.Grace Pointe ChurchSEBRING Grace Pointe Church Ministries is at 200 Lark Ave. in the Sebring Hills clubhouse. Tuesday Home Bible Study will be on Seeing What Abraham Saw.For the kids,Bible study and crafts. Sunday,the pastor continues Possession Encounter. Call (863Visit www.gracepointeministries.n et,click on Teachings and view all services for Tuesday and Sunday. Check out the blog at Rongracepointes.blogspot.com, WOW Radio! Go to wowradionetwork.com,click on the Praise Himtab and enjoy.Heartland Christian Church SEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this Sunday will be The Earthquake and the Tombs Open,with Scripture from:Matt. 27:52. Communion is offered during the service weekly. T he service will also include:George Kelly singing Who Am I that a King would bleed and die for? T uesday night adult Bible study is taught by Pastor Ted Moore. Wednesday night young adult and childrens pro-g rams are taught by George Kelly,Amanda and Jon Armentrout and Toby Cribbs. The church is at 2705 A lternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix Call 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID The H eritage (traditional Worship Service will be lead by Pastor Fred Ball. Hist opic will be Keeping the Resurrection Alive in Us u sing John 20:19-31 and 1 John 1:5-2:2. At the Celebration (blended) Worship Service in the Sanctuary,the South WestD istrict Superintendent will preach. The Rev. Dr. Rinaldo D Hernandez is a fifth-generation Methodist,born in Jovellanos,Matanzas,Cuba. A t the NewSong Contemporary Service held i n Rob Reynolds Hall,Pastor Claude Burnett will preach. Sunday evening Bible fell owship,with Rev. Fred Ball, meets at the Chapel. This is a small group of adult worshippers who enjoy prayer, singing old-time gospels ongs and a Bible discussion,presently in 1 John and 2 John. The church is at 500 Kent Ave. Call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchS EBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, Cleansing the Temple,is taken from John 2. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring them essages in the Sunday morning and evening services. The Wednesday service will be praise,prayer andi nteractive Bible study.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING This Sunday morning,Pastor Terry Grove will be preaching on Why Bad Things Happen to Good People,with Scripture taken from Job 1:1-12. For the kidstime with TBear,Pastor Terry will give a little talk. Sunday school will meet in the Fidelis Room. They will be studying Begging to Get In,looking at the Scripture Mark 7:24-30.The Way ChurchSEBRING The Wine Family Singers will be present during the morning Worship Service. The movie The Harbingerby Jonathan Cahn will be shown at 6:30 p.m. The Way Church EFCA is at 1005 North Ridgewood Drive. Pastor is Reinhold Buxbaum. Church phone is 471-6140 and the pastors cell is 273-3674. Go to www.thewaychurch.org/ for more information. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, April 13, 2012Page 7B 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 The NewspaperAll Around Your World In the Classroomcurrent events vocabulary geography At the Officebusiness news networking Over Coffeegarage sales local advertising community Family Timetravel recreation family events Sunday Morningcomics games puzzles Onlinelocal events email highlights 24-hour updates Support your local newspaper and the continued tradition of quality journalism by renewing your subscription today,and wll continue to deliver. Thanks,readers! Rain,Sleet,Hail,Heat,Potholes,Flat Tires...Nothing stops them from making their deliveries!www.newssun.comWe celebrate how the newspaper has evolved to meet our changing needs without sacrificing the quality c overage youve come to expect. Day after day, a nywhere you go,the newspaper delivers. Whether in print or online,it brings us the latest headlines from across town and around the world,local events,lots of laughs, touching stories,money-saving offers and so much more. Call 863-385-6155 for home delivery! RELIGION Church News Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID At Sundays Celebration (Blendedorship Service in the Sanctuary ofM emorial United Methodist Church,the South West district superintendent will preach. The Rev.Dr. Rinaldo D. Hernandez is af ifth-generation Methodist, born in Jovellanos, Matanzas,Cuba. H ernandez received two degrees from Evangelical Theological Seminary,M atanzas,Cuba:bachelor of Theology in 1984 and m aster of Theology in 1998. He completed his doctoral studies at ColumbiaT heological Seminary, Decatur,Ga.,receiving his D octor of Ministry degree in 2000. Hernandez answered Gods call to pastoral ministry in 1978 and he servedt he Cuban Annual Conference during 23 years a s a pastor. His service included seven appointments,the longest one at University Methodist Church,Havana,from 1992t o 2000. He was a district superintendent for 11 years for the Holguin Norte,Pinar del Rio and Matanzas Districts. Hernandezs aca-d emic career includes serving as a seminary professor for 13 years,teaching Bible,N ew Testament Greek and Wesleyan Theology and serving as the president oft he Theology Commission. In 2001,Hernandez m oved with his family to Miami,where he started a new United MethodistH ispanic Congregation in Miami-Dade County. Hes b een married to his wife Magalis for 32 years,and they have two children: Judy,29,is married to Alejandro,with two daugh-t ers,Natalia and Carolina; and Andy,24,serves as the m usic director at FIU-MDC Wesley Foundation in Miami. Rinaldo has served the Florida Conference for thep ast 10 years as founding pastor of La Nueva Iglesia, Miami. At the district level, he has served as CubaFlorida Covenant coordina-t or,on the SE District Leadership Team,and on the SE District Committeeo n Ordained Ministry. At the conference level, he was the president of theH ispanic Assembly (20042008),the director of the H ispanic Institute (2008present),has been a member of the Conference Board ofO rdained Ministry (2004present) and the Strategic P lanning Team (2010-present). The church is at 500 Kent Ave.,Lake Placid. Visitors are always welcome. Form ore information,call 4652422. District superintendent to preach at Memorial United Methodist Church on Sunday Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCA has scheduled a Christian concert for 7 p.m. Friday,April 27 at the South Florida Community CollegeP erforming Arts Center to benefit its Julies Funds for Kids Campaign. The concert will be an exciting line up of local talent including Harry Havery and the Bible Fellowship Church Family Band,C alebs Cadence,The Wacaster Family, Darte,Nala Price,Andrea Mathis,Justus M artin,Lisa Taylor and Jonathan Copeland. G uests will be thoroughly entertained and blessed by this awesome event. The goal at the YMCA is to not turn away s omeone because of their inability to pay and the Julies Funds for Kids Campaign h elps insure all who want to join can join. Tickets to the concert are just $10 each and can be purchased at the YMCA (corner of Hammock and Lakewood Roads),at the door or online at www.highlandstmca.org. For more information,contact call 3829 622 or email email@example.com. Christian concert benefits YMCA program for kids
C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, April 13, 2012www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday.To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory,call the NewsSun at 385-6155,ext.502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852.invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m.and 3 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m.Thursday. For information contact (239 0390.Pastor Travis Vanderford. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way.Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine;and Awaiting His Coming.orshiping God in Spirit and in Truth.Sunday S chool, 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 at 5 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. Telephone: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, and missions training for all children.Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863Website: www.fbclp.com.Email:firstname.lastname@example.org.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 Gotsch, 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, 10:30 a.m.Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church.Larry Ruse, pastor.Phone 655-1899.Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached.Sunday School begins at 9:30 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. W eekday 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.W ednesday. St.Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring.Mailing address:882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049;fax, 385-5169; email, email@example.com ;website, www.stcathe.com .Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., firstname.lastname@example.org;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. Alzheimers 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, S enior 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. Pine 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 Nazarene 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 Recently I discovered something. The more I tried to keep up with the latest trend the further behind I get. I am not a complete technicali diot,but Im not too far off. The only thing I can say about me is that I at least try. The best example of all of this has to do with my cell phone. Ist here anybody on the planet today that does not have a cell phone? And,the most important question, is there anybody driving a car that is not at the same time on that cellp hone? Who in the world are they all talking to? My guess is they are all talking t o each other. At least,they are not talking to me. The Gracious Mistress of the P arsonage finally convinced me to go into cahoots with her and get c ell phones. The plan was this. She got to pick out the cell phones and I got to pay the bill. I must say Ib eat her on this one. She only got to take the cell p hone once but I get to pay the bill every month. I was chuckling to myself that I finally pulled one over on her until I realized that I get to pay the bill every month. Every month! This is the last time I will try to pull something over on her. I never win. Consequently,we now are in the c ell phone industry. I am not sure it is all working out for the good. I have yet to master the technological skill associated with successfully using my cell phone.A lthough my cell phone is rather small,it has more buttons on it than Bozo the clowns costume. Not only are there more buttons than I can count but each button iss maller than I can see. Who in the world designed such small buttons? I really think that my cell phone w as designed for some midget. At this point,I cannot tell the difference when my cell phone isr inging or when I am receiving a text message. When a text message c omes in I try to answer the cell phone and nobody seems to be on the other end. When I try to readt he text message there are only letters instead of words. It takes me a h alf hour just to figure out one text message. Where is James Bond when you need him? I may not be the brightest letter on the keyboard but I do know how to spell words. It seems that in order to use a cell phone today you have to throw out words and start using letters. I will never get theh ang of that. When somebody is on the phone and I am talking,all of a sudden the phone goes dead. I can talk for three minutes before realizingn obody is on the other end. I find this most frustrating. I am not sure that the conveni ence of the cell phone is worth the frustrating elements associated with having the cell phone. I n a crowded restaurant the other day,my cell phone went off. Not t hinking too much of my environment I answered the cell phone. It was a friend calling me. T he conversation started rather jovial for all practical purposes. S uddenly I became conscious I had an audience. There are times when I really prefer not to have an audience. This was one of those times. I realized some of the people around me were eavesdropping in on my conversation. Then the unthinkable happened. My cell phone suddenly went dead. It wentd ead in the middle of a rather humorous joke I was telling. Now what was I to do? It really was not my fault that the phone went dead. I did not plani t that way. Besides,I hate it when somebody stops in the middle of a joke and you never get to the punchline. For a few seconds I was not sure w hat the proper protocol is when your phone goes dead and you have an audience. I had to do somev ery quick thinking and come up with,what I thought was,a brilliant plan. I understand that when you do have an audience you have a cert ain responsibility with that audience. So,not to disappoint my audience,I continued my conversa-t ion on the cell phone as though somebody was actually on the o ther end. I was able to finish my joke and then I paused,not knowing what else to do. I merely continued the conversation I was having with my friend who really was not on the other end of this time. Sometimes it is good just to keep up a good front. From the snickers of the people around me in thatr estaurant,it was well worth finishing that joke. I hate to waste a good joke. After all,they are so hard to come by these days. Many things are just too good to b e true and many of them I probably will never really get the hang of it. One thing I never really will fully understand is Gods love for me. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in hims hould not perish,but have everlasting life(John 3:16 KJV Although this sounds too good to b e true,it is true nevertheless. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of t he Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives w ith his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240 or email email@example.com. The church web site is www.whatafellowship.com/ Guest columns are the opinion of the w riter, not necessarily those of the NewsSun staff. Some things seem too good to be true RELIGION Guest Column R ev. James L. Snyder
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, April 13, 2012Page 9B 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Web site: r edeemeravon.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 email@example.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 AM e 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 school at 8:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m.. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service.Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m.Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, 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 N ON-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 to2 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.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: email@example.com ;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; w hile young children up to second g rade have a special Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA 5887 U.S.98, Sebring, FL 33876.Sunday School,9 a.m.;Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m.the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune.Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m.first Monday of the month.Choir rehearses at 7 p.m.each Wednesday, September through April.Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m.the third Thursday of the month.Organist:Richard Wedig. Choir Director:Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713;e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: email@example.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.Wednesda y: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m.All meetings are at 120 N.Ridgewood Ave., Sebring.For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext.110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S.Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev.A.C.Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m.in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m.Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m.Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director.The 10:55 a.m.Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial.There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL 33825.(863 James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.Bible study third Tuesday of e very 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 Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.Nursery provided for all services.Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United 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 12 Hours of Praise comes to Crossroads FellowshipSEBRING Crossroads Fellowship,at 605 State Road 66,along with The House of Praise and Worship,will host The 12 Hours of Praise and Worshipvia bands,dancers and rappers on Saturday. For more information,visit firstname.lastname@example.org.Sunridge Baptist Church announces revival servicesS EBRING Sunridge Baptist Church will have revival services from Sundayt hrough Wednesday,April 2225. The revival services will be preached by Rev.AshleyB utler,pastor of Eastside Baptist Church,in LaBelle, s tarting on Sunday morning. The evening services will begin at 6:30 p.m.,eache vening. Sunridge Baptist Church is a t 3704 Valerie Blvd.,directly across the street from Florida Hospital Heartland Division. T he 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). Services are open to the public and the community is invited to worship. For more information,call the churcho ffice at 382-3695.Country Gathering planned at The Lords SentinelLAKE PLACID Pastor Juanita Folsom,of The LordsS entinel Fellowship Church, extends a warm welcome to all to attend the Good OlF ashioned Country Gathering, from noon until finished,at 1 48 E. Interlake Blvd. (also known as Lake Placid Christian School). C all 441-2749 and leave a voice mail of covered dish y ou will bring to share. Music by the legendary JAM Inc. RELIGION Snapshots NEW YORK (AP C atholic dioceses and religious orders said they received 594 credible claims of clergy sex abuse last year,with all but a few of the allegations involving wrongdoing that occurred decadesa go,according to a study released Tuesday by American bishops. Church officials reported paying more than $144 million in settlements and related costs last year,as the scan-d al over priests who molested children continued to batter the church. The findings are from annual r eports commissioned by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to check compliance with the 2002 childs afety plan they adopted soon after the crisis erupted in Boston and spread n ationwide. The policy includes a pledge to remove all credibly accused priests from church work,create sup-p ort programs for victims and conduct background checks on employees who w ork with children. Dioceses have spent tens of millions of dollars on abuse prevention programs over the l ast decade. The number of credible claims increased last year from 505 in 2010, while settlement-related costs,including attorney fees and counseling forv ictims and offenders,dropped by about $5.6 million. (Settlements are often not paid in the same year that a claim is brought.) The cases fit the pattern researchers f rom the John Jay College of Criminal Justice have identified in several years of studying the church data:Them ajority of victims who came forward in 2011 were males who said they had been molested between the ages of 10a nd 14. Most of the alleged abuse occurred between the mid-1960s and m id-1980s. About one-third of the clergy named in 2011 allegations had notb een accused before. Most of the accused clerics had already been r emoved from ministry or had died. This years report was released while church officials faced new s crutiny about their compliance with the plan. In Philadelphia,a trial is under way against the first Catholic official in the U.S. charged with endangering children by keepinga ccused priests in ministry without warning parents or police. In Missouri,Bishop Robert Finn of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph has been charged with misdemeanor fail-u re to report suspected child abuse in the case of a priest whose computer had hundreds of suspicious photos ofy oung children. In the national report,auditors warned of growing complacenca bout child protection. About 30 dioceses were cited for f ailing to provide safe environment training for all children in parishes or schools. T he auditors said several dioceses assumed that the children had underg one the training in their public schools,when they hadnt. Abuse scandal continues to take toll on U.S. Catholic church
C M Y K Page 10BNews-SunFriday, April 13, 2012www.newssun.com grad 2012 3x10.5 bw 00018919 High Co. Directory 3x10.5 cmyk 00018918 By ZINIE CHEN SAMPSON Associated PressR ICHMOND,Va. Enacting a law that bars doctors from discussing gun safety with their patients. Slicing the f-wordfroma designated free-speech wall. B locking websites about non-mainstream religions and gay-advocacy groups from public computers. Those were some of the dubious achievements that the ThomasJ efferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression cited Thursday in announcing its Muzzle awards. The Charlottesville center b estows the Muzzles annually to mark the April 13 birthday of Jefferson,its namesake,a free-s peech advocate and the nations third president. Center director Josh Wheeler s ays several of the 2012 winners earned their Muzzles for engaging i n viewpoint censorship,which the First Amendment prohibits. Florida Gov. Rick Scott and the s tates Legislature won its Muzzle for adopting a National Rifle A ssociation-backed law that largely prohibits physicians from asking patients about firearms in their homes or discussing gun safety. In response to a challenge by p hysiciansgroups and gun-control advocates,a federal judge issued a t emporary injunction last fall blocking enforcement of the law, ruling that it infringed on frees peech in the context of a doctorpatient relationship. This isnt about gun ownership, its about speech about guns, Wheeler said. There stepping b eyond their role when they try to limit what can be said about guns or gun safety. The U.S. State Department won a Muzzle for disinviting a P alestinian political cartoonist from a government-sponsored conference that was to highlight,ironically enough,the importance of free speech and freedom of thep ress. Weeks before the program, State Department officials i nformed Majed Badra that he was no longer welcome after they found what they regarded as anti-Semiticc artoons on his website. Thats a disturbing message s ent to the rest of the world,that the U.S. just gives lip service to its commitment to free speech,W heeler said. There absolutely was no safety issue at all. It was a m atter of not wanting to include someone whom allies or friends of the U.S. might find objectionable. A professor at Sam Houston State University in Texas was cited for cutting the f-wordfrom a u niversity-approved free-speech wall,on which students were i nvited to express themselves by writing on the walls parchment paper. Joe Kirk asked the campus groups that sponsored the wall to remove the phrase F(asteriskasteriskasterisk Obama,and when they refused, Kirk excised the offending word with a box cutter,leaving intact about 100 other f-wordson the wall. After the students complained a bout Kirks vandalism,campus police demanded that student o rganizers remove all the fwordsor face disorderly-conduct charges for using profanity. Thes tudents tore down the wall instead. T wo Missouri groups won Muzzles for blocking websites from a public library and publics chools. The Salem Public Library Board of Trustees employed software that b locked Internet sites that pertained to the occult,which a l ibrary patron learned included sites about Wiccan and Native American spiritual practices along with sites about yoga,meditation and astrology. However,thef ilters didnt block mainstream religious sitesviewpoints on those same topics,including the Catholic Encyclopedias entry on Paganism. The Lake of the Ozarks Camdenton R-III School District won a Muzzle for blocking web-s ites addressing lesbian,gay,bisexual and transgender issues u nless they condemned homosexuality on religious grounds. It had fought a lawsuit filed last year byt he American Civil Liberties Union and advocacy groups that chall enged the filtering policy,but agreed to a settlement last month. The Virginia Department of C orrections won a Muzzle for the third straight year,this time for banning prisoners from receiving n on-religious,spoken-word compact discs. Owen North wanted to s end inmate Shawn Goode an 11CD boxed set of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas reading his own works,as well as that of Shakespeare and other writers. Corrections officialsd enied Norths request,saying that they lacked the staffing to properly screen such materials to determine whether thed been tampered with or contained inappropriate material. North sued the agency,challengi ng the ban on secular spoken-word recordings. A federal judge overt urned the policy,concluding that the unproven rationale behind it failed to justify the unauthorizedb urdening of constitutional rights. Other winners include C arrollton,Ga.,Mayor Wayne Garner for unilaterally canceling a previously approved communityp roduction of The Rocky Horror Show;the Norfolk,Va.,Police Department for prosecuting a man f or videotaping an on-duty police officer sitting in his car; and the a dministration of Catawba Valley Community College in North Carolina for banning a student from campus after he posted critical remarks on Facebook about thes chools partnership with a creditcard company and the aggressive marketing of a college-branded debit card. Free-speech group flags First Amendment violations MCT Gov. Rick Scott and the Florida legislature won a Muzzle award for adopting a law that prevented doctors from talking to their patients about guns. The law was blocked by a federal judge.
C M Y K B y NIGEL DUARA Associated PressS PRINGFIELD,Ore. The Springfield that exists in the mind of Matt Groening isa kind of American everything hick pit stop,rosycheeked Rockwellian font of family values,cesspool of corruption,ethnic melting pot,boomtown gone to rust. Its what the creator of The Simpsons,the nations longest-running sitcom,used as a backdrop for 22-minute allegories about the American experience,beginning as earnest tales about a lower-middle class nuclear family and expanding to encompass spoofs of presidential elections,the obesity epidemic and Citizen Kane. Its also,according to an interview posted online Tuesday,a real place. Springfield was named after Springfield,Ore.,Groening told Smithsonian magazine. The inspiration,Groening explained,came when he wasa child watching the TV show ather Knows Best,set in a town called Springfield. Groening said he was thrilled to imagine the show was based in Oregons Springfield,about 100 miles south of his hometown of Portland. When I grew up,I realized it was just a fictitious name,Groening said. I also figured out that Springfield was one of the most common names for a city in the U.S. In anticipation of the success of the show,I thought, This will be cool; everyone will think its their Springfield,he said. And they do. Groening said he has long given fake answers when asked about the Simpsons hometown,leaving open the possibility that his latest onei s itself another fake. Asked later by The Associated Press,Groening said in a statement:I have no idea where the Hell it is. Like all Americans I flunked geography. The acknowledgement to Smithsonian magazine ends one of the longest-running mysteries in popular culture. But people in town on Tuesday werent quite sure what to do with the information. He did?asked convenience store manager Denise Pohrman. I think thats a good thing. I think. But how should the town react? On the surface,its nota flattering portrait. Groenings Springfield is polluted and sad,run by corrupt officials and beset by the simpleminded populace that keeps voting for them. Embrace it,Pohrman said. Theres the stuffy part of history,and then theres the trivia,Pohrman said. Everybody needs some fun. The series has been on the air for 22 years,becoming the longest-running American sitcom,the longest-running American animated program and a cultural phenomenon with colleges devoting courses to studying it. The real Springfield is a western Oregon town of about 60,000 people. Its quiet Main Street is struggling in the face of a recession while the highway-based chain stores and restaurants survive or thrive. Its median income is just under $40,000 and nearly 20 percent of people of all ages live under the poverty line. It took a lot of tenacious people to found Springfield,S pringfield Museum executive director Debra Gruell said. When the railroad went away,they persevered. The town wouldnt be here without that. Some comparisons do hold true. Just as the fictional Springfield endures the hate hoots of rival Shelbyville,the real Springfield must contend with the larger and wealthier Eugene,home to the University of Oregon and the recipient of much of Nike founder Phil Knights largesse. Maybe we should have known all along,said Wayne Jones,a 28-year-old clerk at the Bright Oak Meats in downtown Springfield. Jones has long argued that Oregons Springfield is the true inspiration for Groenings invention. For one,theres the statue of an unnamed man astride a horse in downtown,just as the fictional Springfield features a memorial to founder Jebediah Springfield (nee Hans Sprungfeld) in its town square. And people living near the now-shuttered Trojan Nuclear Power Plant near Prescott,Ore.,have always considered the site to be the real counterpart to the fictional Springfield power plant. The fictional towns true location has been a secret for so long,even the jokes about its secrecy are old. In one,the showrunners had a narrator give one location in a voiceover for the first broadcast,then change it in reruns. In The Simpsons Movie, one character says the fictional state borders Ohio, Nevada,Maine and Kentucky. U ntil Tuesday,Portland, Ore.,provided the most likely inspiration for the Simpsonshometown. Many of the names of characters on the show Flanders, Quimby,Kearney are names of streets in Portland. Groening visited during a tour before the 2007 film The Simpsons Movie. Back then,tiny Springfield, Vt.,beat out 13 other Springfields. including the one in Oregon,to host the movie By CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie CriticStop reading this review right now. G o see The Cabin in the Woods,then come back and we can have a conversation about it. Just trust me on this. The less you knowg oing into it,the better. We can say this much:The hype is justified. And thats saying something when were talking about geek godJ oss Whedon,who produced and co-wrote the script with director Drew Goddard,av eteran of such revered TV shows as Lostand Whedons own Buffy theV ampire Slayer.Goddard makes his directing debut w ith this long-awaited film (he also previously wrote Cloverfield) but he keepsa ll the moving parts humming along with thrilling flui dity and ease. So yes,The Cabin in the Woodsis as good as youve heard,or at least as good as youve hoped it would be,b ecause it walks a very difficult line and manages to find t he right tone pretty much the entire time. Anyone can try to be subv ersive. Anyone can spoof and parody and wink at the c amera in making fun of a specific genre,especially one like horror in which the conv entions are so deeply ingrained and staying a couple steps ahead of the characters is part of the fun. But the trick is to avoid goingo verboard and to play it somewhat straight. The Screammovies in the 1990s were super-meta and cutesy and knowing,w ith characters who were alltoo aware of the rules of a h orror movie and their roles within that structure. TheC abin in the Woodsaffectionately toys with the familiarity of certain types and plot points but it also dares to take a step back and examine why we need to return to these sorts of films,w hy we love to laugh and jump,why we hunger for c arnage and thirst for blood. This probably makes Cabinsound like some sorto f analytical,eggheady thesis,and while it is extremely c lever and intelligent,it also could not be more fun. It pays homage to the kinds of f rights horror fans know and love while managing to provide surprises and twists, layers upon layers,over and over again. Its humorouslys elf-aware without being smugly sarcastic; again,a tough balance to strike. Lets quickly touch upon plot and then get out:Fivef riends go away for the weekend to a remote cabin b y a lake. Theres party-girl Jules (Anna Hutchisonherj ock boyfriend Curt (Chris Hemsworth,who made this film before Thormade him a star),the bookish-but-sexy H olden (Jesse Williams), wisecracking stoner Marty( Fran Kranz,who gets the best lines of the group) and the wholesome Dana (Kristen Connolly they are good-looking college archetypes,they must drink beer,smoke weed,u ndress and cavort; it heightens their vulnerability. S top me if you think youve heard this one before. From the character descrip-t ions alone,you can probably determine whos going to g et it and in what order. But wait,theres also a parallel story line involving R ichard Jenkins and Bradley Whitford as midlevel managers at some sort of sterile research lab who kill time one-upping each other withd eadpan gallows humor. As Goddard and Whedon jump back and forth,the pieces snap into place; then just when you think youve got ita ll figured out,they throw something else at you. Cabinmay not win over any new converts to the hor-r or genre,but itll certainly make the faithful feel fervent all over again. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, April 13, 2012Page 11B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 4/13/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 8 8 8 8 7 7 D iyah Pera/Lionsgate/MCT Kristen Connolly stars in The Cabin in the Woods. DIVERSIONS D ear Abby: My husband and I have been married for 16 years and have twot eenagers. Mom died two years ago,and my husband is an only child. How can wet ell my widowed father-in-law that we need a weekend to ourselves? Pop,whos 87,lives an hour away and drives to see us every weekend,stay-i ng until Monday afternoon. We dont doubt that h s lonely,although he does play bridge twice a week and has dinner withf riends occasionally.We love him dearly and would n ever want to hurt his feelings,but we long for a weekend for just us. How do we ask Pop not to visit? We believe hess till in mourning over the loss of his wife of 60 y ears. We dont want to add to his heartache. Torn in Texas D ear Torn: You do need to talk to your father-inl aw and set some boundaries. Accomplish it by setting a predetermined visitat ion schedule that allows you time alone with your husband and nuclear family without him being present.A way to get that message a cross would be to say: Pop,we love you,but we need some time to ourselves,so lets schedule your visits for twice am onth. You pick the weekends. Dear Abby: The neighb or above my apartment has a snoring problem. My bedroom is directly below his. Around 10 every night he starts snoring to thep oint that it sounds like an elephant lives above me. I have to sleep with my TV on and sometimes the radio. P lease tell me what to do. Should I confront this neighbor? Should I complain to management? Or should I just live with it? Fed Up in New Jersey Dear Fed Up: Write your neighbor a letter and explain to him there is a problem. He may not know that he snores. If hes snoring steadily,but stops for 20 or 30 seconds before starting again,it could indicate that he has a serious medical condition that s hould be discussed with his doctor. If the apartment above you hasp oor insulation,a carpet under his bed could muffle some of the sound. Playing a t ape of white noisecould block it out more restfully than yourt elevision or radio. Or, because adequate sleep is so important,you could ask a real estate attorney about the possibility of breaking y our lease and leaving without penalty. D ear Abby: I am a 23year-old woman who will g raduate from college soon. I am looking to undergo a post-college makeover. I want to find some clothes that will worki n the professional world, but also mix for more casua l environments. Taking a recent college grads budget for this into account,w hat signature pieces should a young female h ave in her wardrobe? And what tips do you have for building a great collection o ver time? Young,Broke,But Fabulous Dear Y.B.F.: Start with two suits one with a jack-e t and matching skirt,the other with jacket and slacks. Make both suits interchangeable and in a neutral color black,navyo r beige whatever looks best on you. A dd a couple of blouses and sweater sets,severalp airs of shoes and a good handbag. Make sure to look for classicstyles rather than trendy,and you will have the basis for ab usiness wardrobe and the beginning of a great collection. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known asJ eanne Phillips, and was f ounded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. What teens need tok now about sex, drugs, AIDS and getting along with peers and parents is in What Every Teen Should Know. Send your name and mailing address, plus check or money order for $7 (U.S. funds, Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. Family looks for gentle way to ease away from Grandpa Dear Abby Cabin is frightfully clever Movie Review The Cabin in the Woods Rating: R (strong bloody horror violence and gore, language, drug use and some sexuality/nudityx) Running time: 95 minutes Review: (of 4 Ore. town inspired Simpsons Springfield
C M Y K LIVING 12B PA GE News-Sun Friday, April 13, 2012Veterinarians across the country are expecting an abundance of fleas and ticks this year.FAMILY FEATURES For pet owners,warm weather brings the opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors with their furry loved ones. But it also brings the risk of flea and tick infestation. Veterinarians across the country are expecting an abundance of fleas and ticks this year,due in part to warmer winter temperatures in some areas of the nation. Fleas and ticks are more than simple nuisances for your pets,said Laura Petree,DVM,Manager of Technical Services for Central Garden and Pet Company. They can cause your pet discomfort,and in the case of ticks,put your pets and your family at risk for a variety of diseases. Dr. Petree says that flea eggs can account for 50 percent of a domestic flea infestation. One adult female flea can lay up to 50 eggs per day. If your pet has 10 fleas,your problem suddenly multiplies to 15,000 fleas in a month. In order to effectively protect your dog or cat from fleas and ticks,you need to address any initial infestation problem,then keep the problem from coming back,she said. Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesControlling an infestationSometimes,despite your best efforts,your pet brings home some unwanted pests. Heres what you can do:Quickly kill biting adult fleas and offer several days of flea protection by using short-term control products for severe infestation problems. Sprays, dips,shampoos and other products can be used to help combat an infestation problem until it is under control. Vacuuming plays an important role in getting a flea infestation under control. Vacuum before the first home treatment,then daily for the next few weeks. This will help remove newly emerged fleas,flea dir t, eggs and some larvae from the carpets. Treating your home with carpet powders,carpet sprays,room foggers or home sprays will help control fleas. Every area your pet frequents should be treated including the garage,basement,kennel and yard. Take care of your pet and your family by having the right prevention and treatment options for your furry fam ily member. To learn more about protecting your pet and your home from fleas and ticks,visit the Flea and Tick Education page at www.adamsfleacontrol.com.Preventing problems Prevention is the best course of action. Making your yard unfriendly to pests is a good place to start.Dont give fleas and ticks a welcoming environment. Mow regularly,keep shrubs trimmed,and rake up leaves. Keep the garbage covered so it wont attract rodents that means fleas and ticks wont have any help getting close to your house.Youcansprayyouryardtokilladultfleasandticks. Outdoor sprays can be used on lawns,flowers,trees and shrubs. They kill and repel fleas,ticks,mosquitoes,ants,crickets and other insects. Spray wherever your pet frequents the most. Allow it to dry before letting pets or people onto the treated area. Preventive maintenance should be a regular part of your pet care routine. Whenever you groom your dog or cat, check for fleas and ticks. Signs of fleas include redness and scratching,as well as whats known as flea dirt black flea droppings left on your pets coat. Ticks are most commonly found around the neck,in the ears,in the folds between the legs and body,and in between the toes. Cats may also have them around the neck and face. Topical treatments contain an insect growth regulator (IGRggs and prevents re-infestation. They kill and repel fleas,ticks and mosquitoes for up to 30 days. Many topical treatments are messy to apply,sometimes dripping on your hands,your pet and the floor,so consider using the Adams Smart Shield Applicator. The Smart Shield Applicator keeps liquid off your hands and lets you quickly get uniform applications down to your pets skin. Its a good alternative to expensive prescriptions from the vet. Shampoos and mists can also be used to complement your pets regular flea and tick control maintenance.Shampoos clean your pet by eliminating adult fleas, ticks and flea dirt. The active ingredients must come in contact with the pests for a certain period of time in order to be effective. Results are immediate. However,because shampoos have no long-lasting effects, its a good idea to follow the shampoo with a dip or maintenance product.Mists are used to kill fleas,ticks and mosquitos on dogs and cats instantly. Flea eggs and larvae will be prevented for one to two months. The Trouble with TicksTicks are not insects. They are actually arachnids and are closely related to mites,spiders and scorpions.Ticks dont burrow under the skin. In order to feed,they actually bite.Only adult female ticks feed off the blood of their host.F l e a F a c t sF l e a s a r e s o m e o f t h e b e s t j u m p e r so f a l l k n ow n a n i m a l s T h ey c a nj u m p a r o u n d 2 0 0 t i m e s t h e i r ownb o d y l e n g t h .O n l y a b o u t 5 p e r c e n t o f t h e f l e ap o p u l a t i o n i s m a t u r e a d u l t s T h eo t h e r 9 5 p e r c e n t a r e i n t h e eg g ,l a r va,o r p u p a s t a g e o f d eve l o p m e n t .A f e m a l e f l e a s u c k s u p t o 3 0 t i m e sh e r w e i g h t i n b l o o d eve r y d a y.