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C M Y K NEWS-SUN H ighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, April 20-21, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 51 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 H ighLow 86 68Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Partly sunny with a T-storm possible Forecast Question: Do you think the public outcry led to charges being filed in the Trayvon Martin case? Next question: Does Florida need stricter gun laws? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online I nside Obituaries Phyllis Snyder Age 76, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 94.9% No 5.1% Total votes: 137 Classifieds9A Community Briefs2A Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review/Times11B Religion8B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle11B Index 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 By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY email@example.comSEBRING Teachers union president and SebringH igh School physics and chemistry teacher Steve P icklesimer spoke with some emotion on three topics during the school board meetingT uesday night. He is upset that some princ ipals in the district are not following proper procedure regarding teacher duties during FCATweek. Different schools are doing things, and no one isa pplying for waivers through the union, Picklesimer said. H e added he understood the need for flexibility, but that there were reports ofi ndividual schools imposing schedule changes unilaterall y. He asked for the boards support in ensuring contract ual guidelines were properly followed. P icklesimer told the board he has another, more pressing issue regarding teacher salaries. Highlands County collapsed its salary schedule af ew years ago, compressing it into 12 steps as opposed to t he 15 or more steps the majority of school districts use. The idea was thatb ecause Highlands County salaries are lower on average, t he board would make it possible to reach a higher pay grade sooner than elsewhere, thus leveling the field in the long run. The problem, said P icklesimer, is that he thinks a step was lost in the process. Im trying to figure this out, he told the board, based on my observationsa nd the data available to me. He said he has been trying Union rep raises issues with school board Picklesimer Hancock B y ED BALDRIDGE firstname.lastname@example.orgS EBRING Commissioners voted 5-0 on Tuesday to support a lawsuit against thes tate over a new Medicaid law. County Administrator Ricky Helms asked the commission to approve $3,5000 contribution for the Florida Association of Counties (FAC) from contingency fundsi n order to support the suit. H.B. 5301 leaves local taxpayers on the hook for county residents who seek treatment under Medicaid,H elms said. Under the new law, after a doctor treats a Medicaid patient and bills the state, the county is required to reimburse the state. According to FAC, many counties have disputed those charges, contending, for instance, that the patient actually lives in a different county. The state has systematically gone to a pattern of balancing the state budget on the backs of the county governments, Helms said on Tuesday. This is a situation where by balancing their budget, they have shiftCounty joining Medicaid lawsuit Helms Counties to challenge states accounting S ee UNION, page 3A Devils win slugfestA von Park improves to 1 6-7 with hard-fought win SPORTS, 1B Serious chargesM an accused of raping, i mpregnating teenager PAGE2 A L eave no trace behind this Earth Day LIVING, 12B N ews-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR A von Park Correctional Institution Math Instructor Tony Bradley (leeftfs O ffice SWAT Team Lieutenant Jack Bailey lead the way for 40 fellow participants early Thursday morning during the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR s email@example.comSEBRING Dozens of sheriffs deputies, police officers, correctional officers and law enforcement personnel joined together Thursday morning for the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run. Coming on the heels of several other Torch Runs taking place throughout the state of Florida over the past few days, the Highlands County Torch Run was another success, according to participants. The purpose of the run, of course, is to bring public awareness to the Special Olympics, said HCSO Public Information Officer Nell Hays. Nearly 40 runners, joggers and walkers took their mark at the CVS Pharmacy in South Sebring just after 7:15 a.m. Participants began their 3.5-mile run to Veterans Beach just after 7:30 a.m. On-lookers cheered and watched as the participants made their way up U.S. 27 past Lake Jackson. The event was open to all law enforcement in the county; everyone was invited, Hays said. The group we had were all from the Department of Corrections at the Avon Park Correctional Institution, the (Highlands Countyfs Law enforcement agencies come together for Torch Run To raise awareness about Special Olympics See TORCH, page 5A See COUNTY, page 5A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY firstname.lastname@example.orgVENUS Aseemingly small event, six scientists presenting information to other scientists at the Archbold Biological Station Wednesday afternoon, was actually a diplomatic rarity and historical. The six scientists are visiting from Cuba. Four have never left Cuba before. John W. Fitzpatrick, formerly the director at Archbold and now director of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, made the visit possible. It took patience and persistence to gain government approval, Fitzpatrick said, one travel permit at a time. He has been told this is the largest group of scientists Cuba has allowed to travel to the United States in 50 years. Archbold hosts Cuban scientists Rare visit took years to set up News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Angel Reyes, a doctoral student in ornithology, presented some of the difficulties faced by Cuban birds. Here he points out drought conditions in one wildlife area. See CUBAN, page 6A PAGE2 A Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun By SAMANTHAGHOLAR email@example.comSEBRING It was all trash talking Tuesday as Public Works Director Ken Fields presented the Sebring City Council with a three-hour workshop regarding issues within the Solid Waste Department. Fields held a 20-topic presentation which ranged from residential issues to extraordinary waste and everything in between. Sebring council talks trash Solid waste education program to begin See TRASH, page 6A
C M Y K A s Michelle Benavidez prepared to walk more than 1,000 miles,her mind flashed back to Sept. 8, 2008. T hat day,Staff Sgt. Kenneth Mayne asked his m om to send some homemade beef jerky over to his unit in Iraq. He wasnt sur-p rised when she said a care package was already on its w ay. Not long after their conversation,Michelles sonw as dead. I had spoken to him on the phone just hours before, S taff Sgt. Maynes mother told The Unknown Soldiers. D espite an incredible turnout by northern Colorado communities to honor the fallen soldier,which Michelle and her husbandD an deeply appreciate to this day,the grief-stricken mother felt like she missed her own sons funeral. I dont remember most of it,she said. I think you spend the first year in a fog. M ichelle never expected to be the mother of a fallen h ero. After what she described as Kenneths troubled teenage years,Michelle said her son may have saved his own life by joining theA rmy. Some people look at me like Im crazy when I say that because it got him killed,she explained. Butb ecause of the choices he was making (in high school he would have gotten killed sooner. The 1st Brigade Combat Team,4th Infantry Division soldier served honorably during the 2003 invasion of Iraq,and his Army career was distinguished. Kenneths fellow troops,whom Michelle and Dan keep in very close contact with,still praise him to this day. All my best leaders at the time were associated with Mayne,Capt. Geoffrey Shraga recently said in a U.S. Army story written by Sgt. Breanne Pye. He was the kind of leader that people looked up to and learned from. Most Americans had lost focus on the war in Iraq by the time an improvised explosive device took the lives of Michelles 29-year-o ld son and Pfc. Bryan Thomas,22,of Battle Creek, Mich. As is the case almost f our years later with our country still at war in A fghanistan,the national media is caught up with every minute detail of an upcoming presidential election,which often leaves thes acrifices of our troops languishing in the darkness. America needs to wake up and be aware of whats going on,Michelle said. e still have people in harms way theres still aw ar going on and we need to be supportive. M ichelle and Dans passion for our military has led them on a journey they never could have anticipated. On April 13,the Arvada,Colo.,c ouple started walking from Fort Carson,home of the 4th Infantry Division,to Marseilles,Ill.,home of the Middle East Conflicts WallM emorial. In all,Michelle and Dan will walk over 1,000 miles. I am so proud of our military...the people who voluntarily join to defend my rights,Michelle said. I want my son to be as proud of his family now as we are of him. Michelle and Dan have gotten involved with a Colorado-based charity called American Military Family,which supports troops and veterans with particular emphasis on assisting the spouses,children,parents,and siblings who shoulder the burdens of multiple deployments at home. It was my husbands idea for us to do this walk, Michelle said. He wanted to do something bigger than himself. The awareness toward the military is very important, Dan added. I will feel (the walk) is a success if when anyone sees a veteran,theyg ive them a hug and say thank you. For Staff Sgt. Kenneth Maynes mother,being a Gold Star mom carries a profound sense of obligation. I cant change what happened to my son; I would give my life if I could,but I cant,she said. But what I can do is help the people who served,and help the people whove chosen not to serve realize that this is all going on out there. As Michelle Benavidez walks through the Great Plains,inching closer to a memorial wall on which her sons name is etched,she is asking her country to honor its protectors. Our biggest fear is that youll forget them,she said. I dont mean just my boy; I mean all of them. To find out more about Tom Sileo isit www.creators.com. Page 2ANews-SunFriday, April 20, 2012www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 9 9 April 18 1512193244x:3Next jackpot $17 millionApril 14 1322283640x:2 April 11 113443454651x:2 April 18 78101324 April 17 1291317 April 16 36101230 April 15 410111315 April 18 (n 9336 April 18 (d 7113 April 17 (n 2588 April 17 (d 4788 April 18(n 949 April 18 (d 275 April 17(n 966 April 17 (d 491 April 17 3338424422 April 13 3334353822 April 10 161837397 April 6 121938428 April 18 2022394649 PB: 29Next jackpot $152 millionApril 14 1415161924 PB: 2 April 11 1623424447 PB: 2 Note:Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day:(d daytime drawing,(n nighttime drawing. PB:Power Ball Lottery Center Volunteers and donations needed f or Meals on WheelsA VON PARK Volunteers are needed for the summer months byM eals on Wheels in Avon Park to deliver nourishing meals to individuals conf ined to their residences. Scheduling is flexible and c an be adjusted to accommodate your availability. Hours are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Some of the recipients area ble to pay for their meals, or a portion of the cost,but unfortunately many here cannot afford the modest cost of the meals. For this reason,the group is seeking financiala ssistance from clubs, organizations and individua ls. As an example,the Knights of Columbus,Our Lady of Grace Council 14717 in Avon Park, recently donated $200 tob egin the drive for needed funds to assist those unfortunate persons. Donations may be sent directly to Meals onW heels,P.O. Box 1643, A von Park,FL 33826. A dditional information m ay be obtained by callin g the Meals on Wheels office a t (863 Sliwicki,402-0423. Youm ay also wish to visit our website at www.mealsonwheelsap.org.P recautionary Boil Water Notice issuedA VON PARK All residents and businesses in the A von Park Lakes area, Orangewood Acres,Avon P ark Plaza,and businesses from the Stryker Road i ntersection going north along U.S. 27 are under a precautionary boil watern otice as of Thursday due to break in a 12-inch wate r main. As a precaution,the city Water Department advises that all water used for drinking,cooking,making ice,brushing teeth,or washing dishes be boiled.Y ou should disinfect your water as follows:1. A rolling boil for one minut e is sufficient; and 2. An alternative bottled water COMMUNITYBRIEFS News-Sun photo by ROMONA WASHINGTON Avon Park Relay for Life committee member Lora Todd colors the city purple on Monday in preparation for this weekends Relay event at the Avon Park High School football field. The event begins with a survivors lap at n oon Saturday and will proceed until the early hours Sunday morning. The public is urged to come out and s upport the walkers and the American Cancer Society. AP Relay for Life Saturday Walking the walk Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army S taff Sgt. Kenneth Mayne, armor crew member, Company B 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, was killed, Sept. 4, 2008, when an improvised explosive device struck his security patrol in Eastern Baghdad. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING After a brisk business meeting,during which the school board approved the school superintendents recommendations for new personnel and an easement for a retention pond at Fred Wild Elementary School,the board members s poke on the record revealing significant concerns coming out of the contract negotiations. Board members Donna H owerton,Andy Tuck and Ronnie Jackson all spoke to the issue of replacing teacher planning time where possible. Its something I think has really hindered the classroom when we took that away,said Tuck. He added people should b e ready to be creative in finding options. Howerton said she has already approached Assistant S uperintendent for Business Operations Mike Averyt about putting the planning period back in core classes at the secondary level. She wants a figure of the cost ready for the boards next budget workshop at 3:30 p.m. o n Wednesday,May 2. H owerton also floated the idea of 10-day furloughs for school based administrators. In a separate issue she asked reading coaches to have classroom teachers initial off the visit. I dont think its an u nfair thing,Howerton said, adding it would support the reading coaches in the long run. School board considers putting teacher planning back in schedule Continued on page 5A By ED BALDRIDGE email@example.comAVON PARK A 37year-old Avon Park man was arrested on Monday after he allegedly raped and impregnated a teenage girl in June, according to an arrest report. Jeremias J. Ruiz III,37, was arrested at his home at 1954 W. Nassau Road for lewd molestation,impregnation of a child under 16 years of age,lewd battery and false imprisonment. A Sebring man contacted the Highlands County Sheriffs Office on June 9 after he was told that his teenage daughter was pregnant by a man he called Jerry Ruiz,who was 36 at the time. Ruiz was described as a amily friendand that the complainant had known him for more than 10 years. The father informed the HCSO that his daughter may have been sexually battered and the mother had informed him she was pregnant. The teen told HCSO deputies that Ruiz had dragged her to his room allegedly raped her two times over the course of a year. The report stated that Ruiz was aware of the age of the child and that he had told her I can touch you if I want to when she complained that he should let her go. Ruiz refused to speak with deputies without an attorney when the arrest warrant was served,the report stated. According to HCSO website,at press time,Ruiz remained in custody in the Highlands County Jail under $320,000 bond. Avon Park man arrested for impregnating teenager
C M Y K S pecial to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Placid Utilities will begin draininga nd taking the above ground water storage tank at the T omoka Water Plant off-line on Saturday for maintenance and inspection to be performed on Tuesday. The removal of this tank f rom service will affect all Placid Utilities customers, but should not cause any disruptions of service since a bypass around the tank willb e used to supply water to the system. Only those homes having public water and are in the following areas are affected: Tomoka Heights subdivision; U.S. 27 from the American Legion to the Stop and Shop at the Lake June Road intersection; St. Francis Episcopal Church and Placid Temple; Lake June Road from 312 to 1132, extending to the Leisure Lakes Fire Station; Watters Dr.; Mockingbird Road going west toward Leisure Lakes including Lake Stearns. North on Cloverleaf Road and all roads leading off Cloverleaf Road, Cloverleaf bypass and all roads leading off Cloverleafb ypass in the Lake Red water area; all of Citrus Lakes C olony; Fransvilla; and the Lake Persimmon area. During the period that the tank is off-line,the available water storage at the plantw ill be reduced,which is why Placid Utilities is requesting the cooperation of all utility customers to curtail their water use to lesst han normal usage and to temporarily postpone any large usage of water,i.e., lawn irrigation,equipment washing,filling pools,washing cars or any other activity that would use more water than normal until the tank is placed back into service. Any activities requiring above normal or additional water usage are recommended to be completed prior to taking the tank out of service or after it is back on-line. The personnel of Placid Utilities would like to thank its customers for their cooperation during the time work is being performed on the storage tank. For further information, contact the UtilityD epartment at 699-3716. By SAMANTHA GHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING The City Council moved quicklyt hrough a busy agenda Tuesday night. A presentation from the Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) organiza-t ion started off the meeting. SWAT President Justin Smith,Vice President Kaleigh Tuck,Patrice Ayala and Tobacco PreventionC oordinator for the Highlands County Health Department GeorgeannS ingletary addressed the council in an attempt to rally support for a resolution ont he sale of candy tobacco, which SWAT and Singletary c laim are aimed at Americas youth. According to Singletary, H ighlands County currently has no resolution in place to r estrict the sale of candy tobacco. SWAT and Singletary urged the council to adopt a resolution that would support restrictions ony outh access to candy flavored tobacco products that a re not already covered by the FDA regulations. The council supported the s uggestion. Newly appointed Council President John G riffin asked City Administrator Scott Noethlich if they could work o n getting a resolution ready. Following the SWAT presentation,council approved agenda items with the exception of one. The councila greed to pull an interlocal agreement between the City and Highlands County for the Max Long renovations from the agenda. A ccording to Noethlich, the Highlands County Board o f Commissioners recently approved a recommendationf rom the RPAC Committee to fund a third of the project costs. Noethlich stated that County Attorney Ross McBeth has failed to sign off of the paperwork,an actiont hat is needed to get the project underway. I wish the County would stop dragging their feet,said Andrew Fells. A llen Altvater,head of the Sebring Centennial Committee,gave the Councila look at the finished Years of Sebringbook. A ltvater provided Mayor George Hensley and City Clerk Kathy Haley each witho ne copy of the cbook. This was a major,major project,said Hensley,whoc ongratulated Altvater and the Sebring Historical S ociety on a job well done. Altvater is pleased with the turnout of the book and hasm ade it available at each of the Sebring middle schools a nd high school,each of the city libraries in the county, and various other locations. Sebring Chamber of Commerce head KristieS ottile also addressed council about the chambers plans for u pgrades and renovations to both chamber locations. e will be opening the d owntown chamber office on Saturdays starting in October. We want to have a better presence downtown,Sottile said. The second public hearing f or the amended animal ordinance also took place Tuesday. The long-anticipated ordinance changes were passed with a 3-2 vote,G riffin and Bud Whitlock again casting the dissenting votes. Griffin,who has been against the changes since dayo ne,stated after the vote that Sebring is the only city that has this type of animal ordi-n ance. Council closed out the meeting with Noethlichsr eport. As you may be aware, c ounty commission has approved TDC recommendation to procreate one-third oft he cost to fill City Pier dredge hole,Noethlich state d. Fells made a motion to approve the interlocal agreement as presented. Before the vote,Griffin weighed in on the project. Its nice to have the county working with this on this p roject and helping us out, Griffin said. The agreement was also passed with a 4-1v ote,with John Clark casting the dissenting vote. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, April 20, 2012Page 3A MARTIAL ARTS (pp 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 8 8 0 0 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 04/20/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 1 1 1 1 6 6 News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY (From left) Lake Country Elementary School, students Sinthia Gomez, Yesenia Ramirez, Azusena Balderes, Rudy Perez, Olivia Gallo, Zak Brown, Sydney Wells, and Gabi Merlo give a presentation to the school board Tuesday night about the importance of nuturing an Honesty Garden by planting values and tending freindships. Gabi and Sydney are in the fifth grade, everyone else is a fourth-grader. f or a month to get basic information a teacher list from the business operations office with each teachers step level recorded and a listf rom the human resources department showing how l ong each teacher has been working. Picklesimer said compari ng the two lists would be a simple and accurate way to m ake sure we are proceeding properly,and everyone is on the proper step and all the s teps that are supposed to be in place are in place. Vivianne Waldron,director of human resources,and Mike Averyt,assistant super-i ntendent for business operations,both said getting that kind of teacher information w as impossible given the districts software. e can look at teachers individually,Averyt said, but not as a group. Its difficult to explain, Waldron said. The issue is we dont have steps any more. Board Chairman J. Ned H ancock ordered the requested data be found and r eady for the next school board meeting on May 8. He asked that Picklesimer g et the information earlier than that. Hancock and Picklesimer are currently personally at odds regarding the school budget as a whole. H ancock has accused Picklesimer of using numbers he knew to be inaccur ate. Picklesimer,who says he took the numbers directly from the districts proposed budget and final end-of-yearf igures,is insulted. I have never tried to be i naccurate,he told the board and Hancock Tuesday night. Its your budget.( Naturally) its not 100 percent accurate,because there a re too many things in motion. I admit Im just learning the budget,but Ive s een holes that give me concern. I want us to be transparent. Hancock told Picklesimer they needed to speak in pri-v ate,which Picklesimer agreed to do. Continued from page 1A Sebring council approves multiple items Tuesday Union president has questions about teacher step schedule Tomoka Water Plant going off line OXNARD,Calif. (AP A Southern California science teacher was fired Wednesday night for performing in a pornographic video,school district officials said. Oxnard School District trustees voted in closed session to dismiss Stacie Halas, who taught seventhand eighth-graders at Richard B. Haydock Intermediate School. Veronica RoblesSolis,the board president, said the trustees voted unanimously to dismiss Halas. re dealing with the disruption that we believe it would cause our district,and the schools in our district,if she were to return back to the classroom,Superintendent Jeff Chancer said. She had been on paid administrative leave since her appearance on the video surfaced last month. No students were in the video,which was apparently produced before she became an Oxnard teacher in 2009. Her age hast been disclosed. Halas has 30 days to appeal the decision by requesting an administrative law judge hearing. Student claims that the teacher was moonlighting asa porn star were initially dismissed after school officials said they couldnt find any images of her on the Internet. The investigation was quickly restarted,however,when other teachers showed administrators downloads from smartphones. Southern California teacher fired over porn video
C M Y K The community of Lake Placid is banding together tov ote their town one of the most interesting in America.Looking at the uniqueness they have to offer,we feel they may be right. Several e-mails and Facebook posts are circulating encouraging anyone and everyone to vote Lake Placid,F la.,not New York,as one of t he most interesting towns in America. Its not a scientific poll. T he votes come via the I nternet at the Readers Digest web page,but it does show how a community can g et behind supporting their n eighbors. It also shows that Highlands County,especially L ake Placid,has a lot to offer residents and visitors alike. Its a friendly town where the bustle is just a few blocks away,if you want. There are lots of amenities,like fastf ood and sit-down homecooking,there are even mult iple thrift shops as well as specialty boutiques. Outside of the shopping, t he murals and the clown college are inclusive to Lake P lacid. Throw in Melvil Dewey and some caladiums, and no one else in the world has that combination and history. N o one. Almost everyone in town p articipates in the Keep Lake Placid Beautiful program and gatherings to clean,trim andc lear are a regular occurrence. If the welcome signs a re in need of repair,several hands are there to pitch in or c ontribute. But all the sites,as well as t he agriculture,are not enough alone to make the town interesting. Its the peo-p le who choose to live there and support each other. M any in the town of 1,800 or so are transplants,add that to the 30,000-plus that made their home in south Highlands County,and theys omehow still manage to bring that diversity together a nd hold a sense of community. Placid Lakes,Highway P ark and every other small special district or developm ent along with the downtown businesses,work to m ake Lake Placid an interesting town. T he efforts are supported by the leaders and it seems that everyone is movingt owards common goals of more business,less regulat ion,tourism and a nice place to live,work and play. Hats off to Lake Placids citizens and their leadership for their efforts,for even ift hey are out voted by those in New York,they are still,in o ur opinion,one of the most interesting towns in America. T o vote for Lake Placid, Fla.,go to the Readers D igest website at www.rd.com/america/ Page 4AN ews-SunF riday, April 20, 2012www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor E xt. email@example.com S COTT DRESSELEditor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.orgD AN HOEHNES ports Editor Ext. email@example.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. firstname.lastname@example.orgM ITCH COLLINSE xt. email@example.com C IRCULATIONT ONY MCCOWANExt. firstname.lastname@example.org BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. email@example.com EDITORIAL& OPINION Lake Placid is already interesting It is wiser to reach out for the help that is desperately needed for your fami-l y than to wait and assign someone else to reach in and implement necessary changes. The goal from the systems perspective isa lways prevention. I am continuing with the series for Child Abuse PreventionA wareness month. This week we are looking into the systems perspective. W ithin this community we have a system that far s urpasses what many of our readers would expect. We are reaching further anda pplying ceaseless efforts to bring community awaren ess to the problem along with education to prevent child maltreatment by offering support to families. I spoke with several within the systemto give a perspective from the inside. I found one common truth:neither the staten or individual agencies desire to remove a child f rom his or her family. It is a lie perpetrated by fear and misunderstanding,as t old to me by Raquel Ramos,senior attorney under the Department of Children and Families Childrens Legal Services. T he truth is that it is a joint and collaborative effort to keep a family together,and only in egregious situations is a childr emoved,but that measure is avoided if at all possible. T he safety of the child is the first priority,which wasa message reiterated by Kat Caben,DCF Child Protection Supervisor. The system,as it is called,is a network ofa gencies that work together to protect,prevent or intervene on behalf of families. It encompasses such agencies as law enforcement,t he Department of Children and Families,Guardian Ad Litem,Victim Advocates, mental health professionals and others. Some might wonder who are the people who need these services? I sat for a few minutes with the secretary at the sheriffs department,Dorothy Carey,and heard a few calls. Carey informed me that in one month the number of calls for unconfirmed maltreatment was 113 89 werec hild related and 24 were adult. You cant get into trouble for calling unlesst he call is with malicious intent,Carey said,and it is always better to maket he call than not. The best-case scenario is t o never need these services,but if you do and you find yourself in trouble,s tressed and not coping well,then make the call y ourself. Reach out; dont wait for someone to reach in. Call the hotline 1-80096ABUSE and ask for help for yourself through a Special Conditionsreport for a family in need of a ssistance. Ramos stressed that many times families inn eed are our neighbors,but without the support struct ures that many others have in place. Just as many of us arent aware of families in n eed,many families in need arent aware of the services and supports available. Something memorable t hat Caben stated is that raising a child and looking out for one another requires a village,a phrase coined by a wiseA frican proverb. Who is looking out for you? Who c ares if you dont show up for two days? I dont meant o sound calloused; I want us to ponder that truth. Who is it that is looking out for the countless children that suffer neglect orm any other forms of maltreatment at the hands of their caregivers? In order to rid our society of this most heinousc rime we must work together by being proactive. Please get involved. Call the Childrens Advocacy Center to learn ways to prevent child maltreatment 402-6845. Brittany Lauren is an intern for the Champion for Children Advocacy Center of Highlands County. A systems perspective on child welfare Guest Column B rittany Lauren Lake Placid is grand placeEditor: Lake Placid has come a long ways from nowhere. I was born and raised here. Its a friendly town where every-b ody knows each other. A lot of big cities or even smaller towns do not have the peace this town has. Growing up here during the time my grandfather (Major Callahan Sr.) was ac aldium grower and my dad (Eugene Callahan Sr.) until they decided to quit b ecause my grandfather found out that the white farmers were getting paidm ore than the black farmers for the same good quality of product. What I am so proud of is that for a long time there was no problems. We all grew to learn that making the place better isw hat we need as long as there is peace. We do make mistakes. My grandfather did not blame the white farmers just the vendors who was not equal to all citizens. I even worked out at Lake June Park to help build that place,which is a place for fun now. Just to see the kids play ball,picnicking and swimming,I can see that love is in this town. Our police officers are a friendly bunch that seem equally human to us. At Easter me and my family were happy to see that. They make us feel a part of the town of Lake Placid. Thanks for the look out,but that money could have also been put to our neighborhood streets here in Hiway Park and even a Boys and Girls Club. The bottom line is we all love our town and we want the same thing. You want a look out every now and then on our neighbors,not just the migrant workers,but for all of us and our families all over Lake Placid. FYI,did you know that Sebring was voted the number one place for retirees? Lake Placid has a lot of peaceful citizens. Gwyn Callahan Lake PlacidA call to our City Fathers againEditor: The Honorable Highlands County City Fathers are not aware of the small crisis simmering in our midst here in our county:The allowance for lack of a a countywide dress code of the impudence and insolence of hoodlums who roam our city streets with their pants halfway down their crotches,in full view of our wives and daughters and in total defiance of all civility. These elements of society expose themselves in this lewd fashion in order to show their abhorrence,hatred of and outright disrespect for civil life in this society. Speaking of hate crimes whos the one doing the hating? It is they,who hate law and order; who abhor and hate true Christian civility. But worst of all, those in authority; those who have been entrusted with the keeping of the peace, are apparently not aware of this loss of social peace in our local community. There is no more social peace here in our beloved cities of Avon Park,Sebring and Lake Placid. You say I am exaggerating? My wife was in line in a supermarket,not too long ago,when she politely asked one of these individuals to please raise up his trousers. The man said to her: There is no dress code in Highlands Countyand,in total humiliation to my wifes honor,the man proceeded to further lower his pants. This is contempt for civility and defiance of order. In the Middle Ages,a man who degraded another mans honor,or that of his wifes,was asking for a duel to the death. Thank God such times are bygone. But today,after being humiliated once again in another local Sebring business; I was enraged with indignation at this impudent,disrespectful barbarian who challenged me to call the police and see if they would do dare any justice to my wife and I. Our justice system is there,precisely,to avoid us taking the law into our own hands. Today,one local city business lost our business because of this...and I do not think we will be returning to said business. We call on all good,law-abiding citizens of Highlands County to raise their voice of protest at this loss of peace in our city. It is our local businesses who also stand to lose,since we prefer to stay at home rather than spend what little money we have and suffer this outrage and humiliation to our wives and daughters. We urgently call on our City Fathers to enact a countywide dress code,one that will restore civility to our community. (This includes requiring men to wear a shirt when entering a public business; some men enter a restaurant in an undershirt not a Tshirt the kind we only expose in our bathrooms or bedrooms). All that is needed for the triumph of evil,is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke. Bruce Roessler Sebring BouquetCrownPointe, friends come togetherEditor: On behalf of Beverly and family,I want to express our appreciation for all of the cards,calls and comments of concern and compassion of her passing. Beverly had been ill a long time,slowly advancing through dementia,plus bronchial problems. I thought I was ready for it,but believe me,one cannot be ready when the time comes. Six months ago,I thought Beverly would still be here for two years or more. She had enough spunk and will to keep us on our toes. She looked forward to going out for lunch and do a few things,to get out of the facility,which she considered a prison. Those were the few joys she had in life. CrownPointe had several programs each month and seasonal holiday events to help break the monotony,but the short trips to town were highlights,yet denied. For those with loved ones with suspect symptoms,see your family physician,pursue diagnosis,complete the examination,analyze the results and plan ahead. Read the literature and follow guidelines provided. After 20-30 years,you know your spouse better than anyone,so be firm in your convictions for her/his care and analyze what you are told. Again,thanks for the cards,calls and comments during this difficult times. They have been a blessing. Gabriel Read Avon Park 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 firstname.lastname@example.org To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months.
C M Y K additional costs to local gove rnments and shifted it down to the local level where there are extremely limited resources. There are long-term i mplications," Helms said. The state is billing the c ounty about $750,000 for a backlog of cases. G oing forward,Helms said the county could be billed up to $1.3 million per year. The money would come o ut of the current one-half cent sales tax the county now levies,according to Helms,and that the state has announced it withhold pay-m ents to the county until the balance is met. FAC decided to pursue the lawsuit in early April,just two weeks after the bill was signed into law. From the outset,weve said that local taxpayers shouldnt be forced to pay for Tallahassees accounting errors,said Chris Holley, Executive Director of the Florida Association of Counties. And to ensure that they are not,we will be pursuing legal action. The suit would be filed in the Second Judicial Circuit in Leon County in the coming weeks. We appreciate the Governors promise to address these systemic Medicaid billing errors, said Holley However,H.B.5 301 has made this multimillion dollar accounting m ess the law of the land a reality we are forced to con-f ront in the courtroom on behalf of Floridas communities and taxpayers. H elms said that even if the legal fees ran over the amount given by the member counties,there would be no additional cost to HighlandsC ounty. At press time,23 other c ounties had pledged the $3,500 contribution to FACf or the lawsuit. m ay be used. Chemical disinfection of drinking water during power outages Where there is a loss of power and the boil-i ng of water may not be possible,residents and businesses should disinfect their drinking water as follows:1. Tap water can be disinfectedb y adding eight drops of unscented household bleach (4-6 percent active ingredients) to each gallon of water,then mixing the watera nd allowing it to stand for a minimum period of 30 minutes. Note:Cloudy water requires 16 drops of bleach and a 30-minute contact time. I f you have any questions, call Public Works at 4524 427 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday; after hours or weekends,call 382-5901.Saturday car wash benefits Project GraduationSEBRING A car wash to support Class of 2012P roject Graduation will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. S aturday at Chiropractic Wellness Center,525 U.S. 27 South (just north of Dr.G uelffs office).Local Boys & Girls Club join others in World Record attemptAVON PARK In celeb ration of National Boys & Girls Club Week,the Boys a nd Girls Club of Highlands County will join the Major League Baseball Wanna Play? program and Boys and Girls Clubs nationwidet o attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the most participants in a game of tag in 24 hours (multiple venues). At the event,each game of tag will begin and end with a declared win-n er(s 24-hour period. G uinness World Records defines the Multiple Games of Tag record as,...the greatest number of people playing tag,at events heldw ithin a 24-hour period at different venues,which have been set up by the same organization.For the purposes of the record,a gameo f tag is defined as a playground game that involves two or more players chasing other players in an attempt to tag or touch them,usually with their hands. Though the 24-hour period began at 6:30 p.m. Thursday,it will go through 6:30 p.m. today.The community is invited to join the participants,members of the Boys and Girls Club of Highlands County,at the Avon Park site,217 Gwen Hill St. (near the city Rec building),Avon Park.Pose with a Queen and help Relay for LifeAVON PARK Heres your chance to take photos with the Queens of Avon Park,Breauna Washington and Taylor Massey. For a small donation,you can take a picture and have it emailed to you. All proceeds go to Relay for Life. The booth will be set up from 3-8 p.m. Saturday at the Avon Park Relay event at Avon Park High Schools Joe Franza Stadium. Bring all your little princesses and princes to meet the Queens.Crossroads hosts B.L.O.C.K. PartyAVON PARK Crossroads Community Church would like to invite the public to its first B.L.O.C.K. Party,We are Boldly Loving Our Citys Kids through Jesus Christ. This is a day dedicated to family-friendly fun. There will be games,bounce houses,puppets,prizes and food,a ll for free. The party will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. For more information about the B.L.O.C.K. Party,o r to get involved,contact the church office at 4534453 or e-mail email@example.com.Back Porch Revival band plays at HammockSEBRING The Back P orch Revival Old Time String Band will be at Highlands Hammock StateP ark on Saturday. Come on out and join in for a night of music under the stars. C oncert admission is $5 per person (accompanied c hildren 12 & under admitted free of charge). Bring lawn chairs or blankets andf lashlight. Proceeds benefit park improvements. Park e ntrance fee of $6 per vehicle (up to eight people per car) is waived after 6 p.m. on concert nights. Call 3866094 for more informationo r www.FloridaStateParks.org/ h ighlandshammock .Agency on Aging to give presentationL AKE PLACID The Area Agency on Aging / SHINE (Serving Health I nsurance Needs of Elders) counselor will answer Medicare questions during a presentation at the Lake Placid Memorial Library,2 05 W Interlake Blvd.,from 10 a.m. to noon today. Patricia Henderson from West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging,Inc. willc onduct a presentation about resources available through t he agency to help older adults. Also,a SHINE coun-s elor will be available to answer questions about Medicare. If you or someone you know needs to find out about availabler esources or has questions about Medicare,don't miss out on this opportunity. Many older adults and their families are not awareo f the resources available, including the Area Agency on Aging and SHINE. The West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging,Inc., is a not-for-profit corporation,which administers public funds from the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, as well as private grants and donations for senior services in Hillsborough,Polk, Manatee,Highlands and Hardee Counties. The Agency,mandated by the Federal Older Americans Act,exists to promote the independence,dignity, health and well-being of our elder citizens; to plan,fund and administer a coordinated continuum of services; to facilitate and enhance service delivery; and to advocate for the needs of older Americans. SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is a program offered by the Department of Elder Affairs in partnership with the local Area Agency on Aging. SHINE services are free, unbiased and confidential. For more information,or to speak with a SHINE counselor,call toll free (800 963-5337.Masons conduct Child ID on SaturdayAVON PARK Masonic District 25 will be doing Child ID for children up to 18 years of age,from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.The A von Park Masonic Lodge is at the corner of South Anoka Avenue and WestM ain Street. This offer is free of charge; participants get a CD with your childs pictures,voice,emergencyi nformation and DNA and fingerprints.Downtown sidewalk garage sale this SaturdaySEBRING The monthly Downtown Sebring C ommunity Sidewalk Sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Downtown Sebring is thrilled to a nnounce the return of the fun and exciting Downtown Community Sidewalk Garage Sale,which will be h eld one Saturday a month until May. During these e vents,space will be available for vendors to reserve in order to sell merchandise in Downtown Sebring. T he next one will be Saturday,May 19. T o reserve a space,download an application at www.DestinationDowntown Sebring.com or contact Linda Tucker at 382-2649.Pilates in the Park this SaturdayS EBRING The Sebring Golds Gym is partnering with the Sebring Community RedevelopmentA gency (CRA Pilates in the Parkseries one Saturday each month through May at 10 a.m. in Downtown Sebrings Circle Park.This event is free for a nyone to attend and perfect f or any exercise level. The next event will be Saturday,May 19. Come enjoy the beauty a nd charm of Downtown Sebrings Circle Park while increasing your strength and flexibility. Participants are encouraged to bring a mat or towel and enjoy 50 min-u tes of pilates fun. After the c lass,Golds Gymwill give away one 30-day free membership and distribute free week-long passes for every-o ne who attends. For more information on this event and others in Downtown Sebring,visit www.DowntownSebring.org.Boughton speaks at Audubon meetingLAKE PLACID At its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday,Audubon of Highlands County will host Dr. Raoul Boughton of Archbold Biological Station. Boughton conducts most of his research on Floridas Scrub Jays immune system and the link between it and the reproductive success and survival of the Jays population. Boughton recently discovered an introduced flea that causes anemia in the adult bird,and the discovery that FSJs are commonly infected with a microfilaria of a heart worm. The public is invited to join members of Audubon to learn more about Floridas indigenous Scrub Jay on Tuesday at the Masonic Lodge on the corner of Park and Main. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. with a covered dish and utensils and share dinner with members,or arrive at 7:30 p.m. in time for Boughton's presentation. Drinks are provided. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, April 20, 2012Page 5A 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; com; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 1 1 1 1 5 5 Phillis Snyder obit 2x6 00019151 Continued from page 2A CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Office,and fire department. The Torch Run is in its seventh year,according to Chief Deputy MarkS chrader,who has participated since the events b eginnings. Schrader was in the first group of participants whoc ompleted the run. Alongside Schrader was T ony Bradley,Tim Lethbridge and Jack Bailey. The four completed the runi n just over 30 minutes. We finished that in 32.58 minutes,stated Bailey to the group. For neophyte participant Lethbridge,that was good toh ear. This is my first time part icipating. I really enjoyed it,Lethbridge said. More runners joined over t he next several minutes,all of which were proud of t hemselves and happy to be a part of the event and raise awareness for such a worthyc ause. It was great. It went well; everyone did a great j ob,Hays said. Several participants congratulated and bragged a bout a job well done for T orch Run coordinator and participant Becky Smalls. Smalls has worked with t he HCSO for several year s and has continually headed the Torch Run event. Smal ls was unavailable for comm ent at press time. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR C hief Deputy Mark Schrader, Tony Bradley, Jack Bailey and torch carrier, Tim Lethbridge are cheered on by Highlands County Tax Collector Eric Zwayer (leftning during the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run. Torch Run raises awareness about Special Olympics Continued from page 1A County joining lawsuit over Medicaid Get the paper delivered to you! 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C M Y K The most prudent of the topics were issues with residents and garbage pick-up. According to Fields, residential pick-up issues include cans being too close to objects (mailboxes, poles, etc. filling of cans, missing or stolen cans, cans placed backwards, additional trash not placed in cans and cans placed too far from the edge of the road The services that we provide are two garbage pick-ups per week, one extraordinary waste pick-up at two cubic yards per month and yard trash, two scoops twice per month and three tires per month, explained Fields. Alengthy discussion began as Fields suggested ideas to improve on the situation. The main problem that arises with the stated issues is time and money wasted. The biggest complaint Ive had so far is that the trash cans werent big enough, said Council member Bud Whitlock. Theyre used to having two or three trash cans out there, now all of a sudden you got one. The city-issued garbage cans were given to residents free of charge when the city switched to its current solid waste company. The current issued cans are 64-gallon cans. Fields suggested giving residents the option of purchasing the larger 96-gallon can for no additional monthly fee in hopes of stopping the over filling and extra waste surrounding the can. Fields has created a campaign that will educate Sebrings 5,500 solid waste customers on the required and appropriate way to leave waste for pickup, and the council agreed to implement it. Fields would like to show and enforce a five foot rule to demonstrate how trash cans should be placed in a manner where the arm of the garbage truck is able to grab them without requiring drivers to exit the truck. I think were going to have to educate, but I think were going to have some folks who just dont care, Fields said. The campaign would also implement violation enforcement. Those customers who ignore the five-foot rule and continue to place extra garbage around or in the can will have their residence skipped for that pickup and for future violations. The workshop continued to touch on numerous topics, including replacement of missing or stolen cans. The group was ultimately unable to come to a recommendation. Council member Scott Stanley suggested to Fields that he contact other cities to determine the best method of improvement for that particular issue. According to Fields, customers are required to contact the Solid Waste Department to schedule a pickup for large waste items. Things such as furniture, car tires, bicycles, white goods (refrigerators, washers, dryers) or any item that requires additional management due to its bulk or weight is a monthly service charge of $12.75, which is included in the residential solid waste yearly assessment. These items must be picked up with the older rear loaders, which are poor condition and require more effort than the new side loader trucks. Drivers must sometimes makea second route to retrieve these items. The ordinance requires that they call to schedule it (buts not being done, Fields said. Fields suggested that the city purchase two additional grapple trucks which could also be used as back-up for yard trash. Council agreed to send out requests for proposals for the pricing of those trucks. Page 6ANews-SunFriday, April 20, 2012www.newssun.com P UBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black plus three; process, 90451 liquor; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 8 8 0 0 6 6 CENTRAL SECURITY; 3.639"; 2"; Black plus three; process, ff trhp main, cen sec; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 9 9 3 3 2 2 Courtesy photo Miss Avon Park Chamber of Commerce 2012 and her court. (From left) Caylie Wall, third r unner up; Heather Bass, second runner up; Breauna Washington, Miss Avon Park 2012 and voted Miss Most Photogenic; Miss Avon Park 2011 Brittany Gates; Jessica Meredith, first runner up; and Cassandra Sullivan, Miss Congeniality. This picture ran in Wednesdays News-Sun with an incorrect cutline. Miss AP Chamber and her court By ED BALDRIDGE firstname.lastname@example.orgAWauchula man was killed late Wednesday when he failed to negotiate ac urve on his motorcycle in Hardee County. Joseph Fred Moseley, 25, was traveling eastbound on Griffin Road when his 1999S uzuki 600 left the road around 11:55 p.m. Moseley traveled off the north side of Griffin Road, according to the report, and into the grass ditch. M oseley was ejected from the motorcycle as it overturned several times, Florida Highway Patrol Corporal David Brunner stated in a media release. Moseley was pronounced d ead at the scene and was not wearing a helmet, the report states. As with all deaths involving motor vehicles, a n alcohol test is pending. No further information was available at press time. Motorcycle accident kills 25-year-old Hardee County man Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun F itzpatrick said he got the idea for the visit about two and a half years ago while hew as teaching in Cuba. He asked a scientist there w hat the community needed most. Contact with the outside world, he said sher eplied, then added for himself, They are so isolated. Its a hugely rich island and (to us) a complete black hole. H e regrets the lost time and communication between Cuba and the U. S. He hopes the trip helps create a bridge. These are fine naturali sts, Fitzpatrick said, with good observation of nature. They are excellent birders. He added it was exciting to see the exchange of information and ideas. While language was a c hallenge, the mood was relaxed, easy going and salte d with humor. Fitzpatrick only had to do a little translating as people worked hard to understand each other. I n their presentation, the Cubans revealed Florida and Cuba wildlife and lands are under very similar pressuresto Americas. Drought, for i nstance, is as serious a problem in Cuba as it is in Highlands County, especially at the Siboney Ecological Preserve on the north side of the island. Angel Reyes Vasquez, a doctoral student, told the a udience certain sensitive wildlife areas had been opened to mining in the early2 0th century. As a result roads were build and forests c ut. Its mostly second growth now, Vasquez said. One of his tasks is to deter-m ine how much the changed landscape has affected the reproductive parameters of b reeding birds. He said a seven-year study y ielded an inventory of 19 species and 731 nests. We found some species we hadt counted before, Vasquez said. B irds in Cuba have to beware of cats, as do bats, Vasquez said, but the main threat to birds especially song birds is human. The Cuban government is working to raise awarenessa mong the population about the importance of conservat ion and the environment, but is meeting with resistance, the scientists said, in some cases because bird and human share resources l ike thatch palms in others because birds are too valuable an economic commodity. In a thriving black market, birds are prized as pets, andu sed in bird song duels where betting is popular. Many birds are smuggled into the United States, as well. Looking ahead, there are environmental programs designed for children. Xochitl Guemes, assistant curator at the Museo Natural de Cuba, told of a two-yearp roject involving sevethg raders in Havana, where the students studied the bird community in general, recording what they saw. Guemes said there are many bird species in Cuba, most of them migratory visi-t ors. Seventy percent of Cuban birds are migrating, she said. Of the six majorm igrating routes, two pass t hrough Cuba. At the same time, there are birds not found anywheree lse, or only on a few nearby islands. Anay Serrano, a curator of s ounds and a wildlife biolog ist, specializes in bird song. e have collected 265 different song types: 66 types of trills and 232 types of notes, she said. One bird uses up to 80 in one sequence. S errano spends a lot of time in Zapata Swamp, which is similar to the Everglades. Shes known as the Crazy Lady because neither threat of snakes nor razor sharp grass stop her in the field. T he scientists are exploring the Lake Wales Ridge while they are here. Then they migrate north Fitzpatrick said, headed to Ethic, N.Y. and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Continued from page 1A Continued from page 1A Trash pick-up problems discussed Cuban scientists stop at Archbold on rare trip to United States S pecial to the News-SunAVON PARK For the fourth year in a row, SouthF lorida Community Colleges Summer Bridge Program is helping high school students learn about their world, fulfillt heir potential, and discover that a college degree is within reach. The 2012 Summer Bridge Program meets from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30p .m. Monday through Thursday, June 25-July 2 6, at the SFCC Highlands Campus. The program is open to 10thand 11th-g raders from Highlands and Hardee counties as w ell as new high school graduates. Applicants must have scored slightly lower on the PostSecondary EducationR eadiness Test (PERT) than the college admission r equirement. Students who successfully complete the program shouldb e prepared to succeed in dual enrollment or stand ard college courses. The Summer Bridge Program prepares studentsf or college by helping them improve their academic performance and t est scores while in high school. U sing a Florida theme, SFCC instructors teach classes in reading, writing, math, and student success skills, such asn ote-taking, active listening, and test-taking. Students participate in team-building exercises, explore career opportunities, and receive academic advising. E ach week, students engage in fun learning e xperiences that expand their knowledge of the world and reinforce the skills they are developing. The program is free to q ualified applicants. Lunch is provided, and transportation is available from Hardee Senior High School. A pplications are available from high school guidance counselors or by calling Beth Andrews at 784-7147 or Dr. Kimberly Batty-Herbert at 7847329. S ummer Bridge Program planned
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C M Y K By LYNN ELBER A P Television WriterLOS ANGELES Dick C lark stood as an avatar of rock nroll virtually from its birth and,until his death Wednesday at age 82,as a cultural touchstone forb oomers and their grandkids alike. His identity as the worlds oldest teenager became strained in recenty ears,as time and infirmity caught up with his enduring boyishness. But he ownedN ewYears Eve after four decades hosting his annual telecast on ABC from TimesS quare. And as a producer and entertainment entrepren eur,he was a media titan: his Dick Clark Productions supplied movies,games hows,beauty contests and more to TV,and,for a time i n the 1980s,he boasted programs on all three networks. Equally comfortable chatting about music with Sam Cooke or bantering with EdM cMahon on TVs Bloopers and Practical J okes,Clark was listed among the Forbes 400 of wealthiest Americans. Clark,w ho died of a heart attack Wednesday at a Santa M onica hospital,also was part of radio as partner in the United Stations Radio N etwork,which provided programs including Clarks to thousands of stations. Theres hardly any segm ent of the population that doesnt see what I do,Clark told The Associated Press ina 1985 interview. It can be embarrassing. People comeu p to me and say,I love your show,and I have no i dea which one there talking about. O ne of his later TV projects,American Dreams, served as a fitting weekly tribute to Clarks impact. Airing from 2002 to 2005,t his NBC drama centered on a Philadelphia family in the early 1960s and,in particular,on 15-year-old Meg, who,through a quirk of fate,f ound her way onto the set of Clarks teen dance show, American Bandstand. The nostalgic American Dreamsdepicted a musical revolution,which Clark so reassuringly helped usher in against the backdrop of a nation in turmoil. While never a hit,the series was embraced by older viewers asa warm souvenir of the era t hat spawned Clark,and as an affectionate history lesson f or their children and grandchildren. President Barack Obama n oted the nostalgia. More important than his groundb reaking achievements was the way he made us feel as young and vibrant and o ptimistic as he was,Obama said in a statement. Clark bridged the rebellious new music scene and traditional show business. Hed efended pop artists and artistic freedom,the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame said in an online biography of the 1993 inductee. He helpedg ive black artists their due by playing original R&B recordi ngs instead of cover versions by white performers,a nd he condemned censorship. He joined American Bandstandin 1956 after Bob Horn,whod been theh ost since its 1952 debut, was fired. A year later,Clark integrated the show with black dancers. It still wasnt acceptable f or them to dance with white kids,so the blacks just danced with each other. We were waiting for the explosion,but it never happened, Clark told Pennsylvania Heritage Magazine in 1998. The wonderful part about our decision to integrate then was that there were no repercussions,no reverberations, no battles at all it justh appened right there on a television screen in front of m illions of people. Under Clarks guidance, Bandstandwent from al ocal Philadelphia show to a national phenomenon,introd ucing stars from Buddy Holly to Madonna. It was one of network TVs longestr unning series as part of ABCs daytime lineup from 1957 to 1987. I played records,the kids danced,and Americaw atched,was how Clark once described the series simplicity. In his 1958 hit Sweet Little Sixteen, Chuck Berry sang that thell be rocking on Bandstand,Philadelphia,PA As a host,Clark had the s mooth delivery of a seasoned radio announcer. As a producer,he had an ear for a hit record. He also knew how to make wary adults wel-c ome this odd new breed of music in their homes. Clark endured accusations that he was in with the squares,with critic LesterB angs defining Bandstand as a leggily acceptable euphemism of the teenage experience.In the 1985 interview, Clark acknowledged the complaints. But I knew at the time that if we didnt make the presentation to the older generation palatable,it could kill it. So along with Little Richard and Chuck Berrya nd the Platters and the Crows and the Jayhawks ... t he boys wore coats and ties and the girls combed their hair and they all looked likes weet little kids into a high school dance,he said. C lark suffered a stroke in 2004 that affected his ability to speak and walk. That year, h e missed his annual appearance on Dick Clarks New Years RockinEve. He returned the following year and,although his speecha t times was difficult to understand,many praised his bravery,including other stroke victims. Im just thankful Im still a ble to enjoy this once-a-year treat,he told The Associated P ress. Page 8ANews-SunFriday, April 20, 2012www.newssun.com FRAMES AND IMAGES; 3.639"; 2"; Black; tv incentive; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 6 6 7 7 5 5 grad 2012; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; grad 2012; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 9 9 1 1 9 9 MCT I n this Aug. 27, 2006 file photograph, Barry Manilow, right, salutes Dick Clark during the Dick Clark Tribute at the 58th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Dick Clark, TV and New Years Eve icon, dies at 82 A ssociated PressBARATARIA BAY,La. When fishermen returned to the deep reefs oft he Gulf of Mexico weeks after BPs gushing oil well was capped,they started catching grouper and red snapper with large opens ores and strange black streaks,lesions they said thed never seen andp romptly blamed on the spill. Now,two years after the D eepwater Horizon rig exploded and sank,killing 1 1 men and touching off the worst offshore spill in U.S. history,the latest researchi nto its effects is starting to back up those early reports f rom the docks:The ailing fish bear hallmarks of diseases tied to petroleum and other pollutants. Those illnesses dont p ose an increased health threat to humans,scientists s ay,but they could be devastating to prized species and the people who maket heir living catching them. Theres no saying for s ure whats causing the diseases in whats still a relatively small percentage of t he fish,because the scientists have no baseline data on sick fish in the Gulf before the spill to form a frame of reference. S till,its clear to fishermen and researchers alike that somethings amiss. A recent batch of test results revealed the pres-e nce of oil in the bile extracted from fish caught i n August 2011,a year after BPs broken well was capped and nearly 15 months after it first blew out on April 20,2010. Bile tells you what a fishs last meal was,said Steve Murawski,a marine biologist with the University of South Floridaw ho was chief science adviser for the National Marine Fisheries Serviceu ntil November 2010 when he began working on oil spill studies for USF. There was as late as August of last year an oil s ource out there that some of those animals were consuming. B ile in red snapper,yellow-edge grouper and a few o ther species contained on average 125 parts per million of naphthalene,a compound found in crude oil, Murawski said. Scientistse xpect to find almost none of the toxin in fish captured i n the open ocean. Those levels are indicative of polluted urban estu-a ries,he said. Last summer,a team o f scientists led by USF has done what experts say is the most extensive study yet of s ick fish in shallow and deep Gulf waters. Over seven cruises in July and August,the scientists caught about 4,000 fish f rom Floridas Dry Tortugas to central Louisiana. About 3 percent of the fish they caught displayed gashes,ulcers andp arasites symptomatic of environmental contaminat ion. 2 years later, fish sick near BP oil spill site News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Firefighters from Highlands Lakes Volunteer Fire Department, Avon Park Fire Department and West Sebring Volunteer Fire Department work a structure fire Thursday morning on Longbottom Road in Avon Park. Information about the cause of the fire was not available at press time. Home burns in Avon Park Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, April 20, 2012Page 9A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 09000739GCS DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE IN TRUST FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS FOR ARGENT SECURITIES TRUST 2006-M1, ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-M1 Plaintiff, vs. ROBERT G. KIPP; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT G. KIPP; ROBERT G. KIPP, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF A TRUST AGREEMENT DATED THE 7TH DAY OF JUNE, 2005, KNOWN AS SEBRING 279 LAND TRUST; FAYE BUSH A/K/ A FAYE EULA BUSH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FAYE BUSH A/K/A FAYE EULA BUSH; THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE TRUST AGREEMENT DATED THE 7TH DAY OF JUNE, 2005, KNOWN AS SEBRING 279 LAND TRUST; UNKNOWN PERSON(S PROPERTY; Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 4, 2012, and entered in Case No. 09000739GCS, of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE IN TRUST FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS FOR ARGENT SECURITIES TRUST 2006-M1, ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-M1 is Plaintiff and ROBERT G. KIPP; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBERT G. KIPP; ROBERT G. KIPP, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE PROVISIONS OF A TRUST AGREEMENT DATED THE 7TH DA Y OF JUNE, 2005, KNOWN AS SEBRING 279 LAND TRUST; FAYE BUSH A/K/A FAYE EULA BUSH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FAYE BUSH A/K/A FAYE EULA BUSH; THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE TRUST AGREEMENT DATED THE 7TH DAY OF JUNE, 2005, KNOWN AS SEBRING 279 LAND TRUST; are defendants. I will sell 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, FL, IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, at 11:00 a.m., on the 10th day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth ins aid Final Judgment, to wit: TRACT 279, SEBRING LAKES ACRES UNIT 2, UNRECORDED, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THE SOUTH HALF OF NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF THE NORTHAST QUARTER OF SECTION 6, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 9th day of April, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Court By: /s/ Lisa Tanitllo As Deputy Cler k This notice is provided pursuant to Administrative Order No.2.065. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, 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 provisions of certain assistance. Please contact the Court Administrator at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Fl 33870, Phone No. (863 ceipt of this notice or pleading; if you are hearing impaired, call 1-800-955-8771 (TDD voice impaired, call 1-800-995-8770 (V) (Via Florida Relay Services). April 20, 27, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 11-388 GCS BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. DANIEL EPLEY, et. al. Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 9, 2012, and e ntered in Case No. 11-388 GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., is a Plaintiff and DANIEL EPLEY; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DANIEL EPLEY; UNKNOWN TENENT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 are the Defendant(s Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 AT 11:00 A.M. on May 9, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: A PORTION OF LOT 10, BLOCK R SPRING LAKE VILLAGE II ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 43 PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLAND COUNTY, FLORIDA BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 10 THENCE N88'15" WEST ALONG THE SOUTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 10 A DISTANCE OF 65.00 FEET TO A LINE PARALLEL WITH AND 35 FEET EASTERLY FROM THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 10, THENCE N01'45" EAST ALONG SAID PARALLEL LINE A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET TO THE NORTHERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 10, THENCE S85'15" E ALONG SAID NORTHERLY LINE A DISTANCE OF 65.00 FEET TO THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 10, THENCE S01'45" W ALONG THE EASTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 10 A DISTANCE OF 220.00 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. a/k/a 7132 HONEYSUCKLE DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33870. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 11th day of April, 2012. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk Dated this 11th day of April, 2012. Important In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (8632 your receipt of this (describe notice hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. April 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 1 13 South Oak Street, Apt. B Santa Paula, CA 93060-2951 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been f iled against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Petitioner's Attorney, Kevin J. D'Espies, whose address is P.O. Box 2826, Lake Placid, Florida 33862, on or before April 16, 2012 and file the original with the clerk of this Court at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, before service on Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Court's office notified of your current address. (You may file Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the clerk's office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, required certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: March 12, 2012 CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk April 6, 13, 20, 27, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-127 I N 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-151 IN RE: ESTATE OF BERTHA B. ANNIS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of BERTHA B. ANNIS, deceased, whose date of death was April 3, 2012, and whose social security number is 088-22-9029, 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 20, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Doris Ann Miller 116 E. Lagrande St. Avon Park, FL 33825 Attorney for Personal Representative:s /s/ ROBERT E. LIVINGSTON Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 April 20, 27, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2012-CA-000025 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM M. URICH, ET AL. Defendants NOTICE OF ACTION To the following Defendant(s WILLIAM M. URICH (CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) Last known address: 1524 RUTLEDGE AVENUE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Additional address: 10122 ALAFIA STREET, GIBSONTON, FL 33534 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF WILLIAM M. URICH (CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN) Last known address: 1524 RUTLEDGE AVENUE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Additional address: 10122 ALAFIA STREET, GIBSONTON, FL 33534 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 11, IN BLOCK 11, OF HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES, SECTION J, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 41, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1524 RUTLEDGE AVENUE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to M ark C. Elia, Esq. at VAN NESS LAW FIRM P.A., Attorney for the Plaintiff, whose address is 1239 E. NEWPORT CENTER DRIVE, SUITE #110, DEERFIELD BEACH, FL 33442 on or before May 21, 2012 a date which is within thirty (30 the first publication of this Notice in the NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk of this 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. This notice is provided to Administrative order No. 2065 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a court proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of Court Administrator, (863 within two (2 Foreclosure Complaint; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863 lay Service 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court this 11th day of April, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF COURT By: /s/ Annette E. Daff April 20, 27, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE No. 10735GCS OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. CHAD R. UMBAUGH, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHAD R. UMBAUGH, UNKNOWN TENANT #1, AND UNKNOWN TENANT #2, Defendants. Notice of Action TO: Unknown Spouse of Chad R. Umbaugh Residence Unknown If living: if dead, all unknown parties claiming interest by, through, under or against the above named defendant(s ties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other claimants; and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Highlands County, Florida: LOTS 11 AND 12, PINE RIDGE PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 13, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Street Address: 739 LAKE JUNE ROAD, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Steven J. Clarfield, Esquire, Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 500 Australian Avenue South, Suite 730, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, within 30 days after the date of the first publication of this notice and file the original with the Clerk of this Court, otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on April 11, 2012. Bob Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo As Deputy Clerk Clarfield, Okon, Salomone & Pincus, P.L. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 Australian Avenue South, Suite 730 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Telephone: (561 April 20, 27, 2012 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; S 07 DEGREES 50'51'' E FOR A DISTANCE OF 123.86 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 CURVE 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 266.15 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 33'27'' 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 D EGREES 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 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 the 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. 1050LegalsIN 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, i f 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'' P ARCEL 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: C OMMENCE 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; THENCE BEAR S 26 DEGREES 14'39'' W FOR A DISTANCE 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. CONTAINING 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 5 0.00 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; AND: 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 CENTERLINE: 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 1050Legals Free ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. 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C M Y K Page 10ANews-SunFriday, April 20, 2012www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 282011CA000824 SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK, Plaintiff, vs. KIMBERLY LYNN TOMMIE F/K/A KIMBERLY LYNN STREET, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated April 4, 2012, entered in Case No. 11-CA-824 in the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida wherein Seacoast National Bank is Plaintiff and Kimberly Lynn Tommie f/k/a Kimberly Lynn Street, The Unknown Spouse of Kimberly Lynn Tommie f/k/a Kimberly Lynn Street, Jane Doe, unknown tenant, the names being fictitious to account for parties in possession, are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 am on the 8th day of May, 2012, the following described property Highlands County, Florida: Lot 8 + 1/4 Interest in Tract A, Riverside Sub., according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 13, Page 68, of the public records of Highlands County, Florida: Together with a 1988 Springer Double Wide Mobile Home VIN #N84035A & N84035B and all parts, accessories, accessions, equipment and additions thereto or replacements therefore now owned or hereafter acquired, wherever located. And being more particularly described on the Schedule ``A'' attached hereto and made apart hereof. Exhibit ``A'' LOT 8 RIVERSIDE SUBDIVISION, AND A 1/4 INTEREST IN TRACT A, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13, PAGE 68, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ALSO A TRACT OF LAND 70 FEET X 100 FEET LYING IN THE NE 1/4 OF THE NE 1/4 MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK 107, PAGE 1917, BEING A PORTION OF RIVERSIDE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13, PAGE 68, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING WESTERLY OF LOT 8 AND SOUTHERLY OF CANAL. BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: LOT 8 AND AN UNDIVIDED 1/4 INTEREST IN TRACT ``A'' OF RIVERSIDE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13, PAGE 68, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF PROPERTY AS DESCRIBED IN DEED TO E.V. COPELAND FROM CELIA BONNER, DATED THE 4TH DAY OF MARCH, 1959 AND RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 70, PAGE 396, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, WHICH SAID SOUTHWEST CORNER IS LOCATED ON THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF STATE ROAD 70, AND RUN THENCE WEST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF STATE ROAD 70, A DISTANCE OF 300 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE RUN N 22 DEGREES 46' W, A DISTANCE OF 600 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING THENCE RUN NORTHWESTERLY ON A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF SAID STATE ROAD 70 A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET TO THE CENTERLINE OF AN EXISTING CANAL; THENCE N 22 DEGREES 46' W A DISTANCE OF 70 FEET; THENCE SOUTHEASTERLY ON A LINE PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH BOUNDARY OF SAID STATE ROAD 70, A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET; THENCE RUN S 22 DEGREES 46' E A DISTANCE OF 70 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ALSO A 15 FOOT EASEMENT FOR INGRESS AND EGRESS LYING WESTERLY ON THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED CENTERLINE: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF PROPERTY AS DESCRIBED IN DEED TO E.V. COPELAND FROM CELIA BONNER DATED THE 4TH DAY OF MARCH, 1959 AND RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 70, PAGE 396, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, WHICH SAID SOUTHWEST CORNER IS LOCATED ON THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID STATE ROAD 70 AND RUN WEST ALONG THE NORTH BOUNDARY LINE OF SAID STATE ROAD 70, A DISTANCE OF 300 FEET FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN NORTH 22 DEGREES 46' W A DISTANCE OF 600 FEET; ANDA PORTION OF A CANAL RIGHT OF WAY OF RIVERSIDE SUBDIVISION, AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13, PAGE 68, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID RIGHT OF WAY; THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 55'52'' EAST AND ALONG THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF SAID CANAL A DISTANCE OF 147.01 FEET TO A POINT ON THE WESTERLY LOT LINE OF LOT 8 OF ABOVE DESCRIBED SUBDIVISION; THENCE NORTH 22 DEGREES 41'33'' WEST AND ALONG SAID LOT LINE A DISTANCE OF 53.08 FEET TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 8; THENCE SOUTH 68 DEGREES 46'22'' WEST A DISTANCE OF 135.74 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. (sb/db 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 10th day of April, 2012. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo DEPUTY CLERK April 20, 27, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-117 IN RE: ESTATE OF SETH COLIN McCORMICK a.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 T HE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 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: email@example.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33825-0400 Telephone: (863 April 13, 20, 2012 1050L egalsDUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, April 20, 2012Page 11A Having something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what youre doing, but no one else does. Call News-Sun classifieds today! 314-9876 2000 CHEVYASTRO (work van Rack, Rubber Matting, w/Cage divider & Tool bins. Good gas mileage. Trailer w/ double axle, 15 ft. 863-699-2444 1977 M.G. MIDGET* A MUST SEE Looks & Runs Great! This has been a Very FUN Car over the years. For More Information Call 863-675-3544 9450Automotive for Sale 9000 TransportationSAIL BOATO'Day 17'. Perfect cond. New Sails, Trailer, Extras. $1800 Cash. Sebring Call 863-382-6414. 8050B oats & Motors 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, h ave an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies SUN NLAKES Sat. April 21st. 8 1pm. 4912 Granada Blvd. Acer Netbook, Women's Designer Clothes (8 10 Household, Men's Mountain Bike, Electronics, Remote Control Truck & Others. Something For Everyone! SEBRING FRI.SAT. 8 2pm. 1206 Spinks Ln. Elec., Tools, Shelving & More!! SEBRING -HUGE SALE! Fri & Sat, Apr 20 & 21, 8am4pm. 410 Mathes St. (US 27 to Lake Josephine Dr., approx. 1mi., L to Wilson Dr., L to Mathes). Costume jewelry, Silver plate flatware sets, Antiq. oak dresser, Yellow ware glassware, Black leather jacket w/ flag, Oil lamps, Dishes, Crochet spreads, File cabinet. Lots Lots More! SEBRING -GARAGE / SIDEWALK SALE! DOWNTOWN at the CIRCLE. Over 40 vendors, Apr. 21, 7am 1pm. LAKE PLACIDSat. 8 3pm. 109 East Canal Way NE. Knick Knacks, left foot g as pedal, collectibles, clothes, books, crafts & lots more. No Early Birds! LAKE PLACIDMULTI FAMILY SALE! 620 CR 29. Fri & Sat, APR 20 & 21, 8am 1pm. Misc. Household Items, Clothing & Assorted STUFF! AVON PARKMoving Sale! Fri. Sat. 8 2pm. 50 West Lake Trout Dr. Household, Tools lawn Equipment & Furniture. Rain or Shine. 7320Garage &Yard Sales WEDDING GOWNNEW Beautiful, never worn. Size 16-18. $100. 863-385-2704 VCR TAPESApprox. 80 Drama / Suspense / Comedy will sell all for $20. 863-402-2285 TELEVISION 32"w/Stand. $75 Call 863-214-0441 SILVER SOLDER/ Lead Free / 3 1/2 lbs. $35. 863-402-2285 SECTIONAL SOFAw/pullout Bed. $100 Call 863-214-0411 S ADDLEBAGS -w/ Travel Trunk for Cycle. $75. 863-414-8412 RECLINER SOFALarge, Clean. La-Z-Boy. Good cond. $75 Avon Park. Call 863-452-2443 MAYTAG WASHERUsed Little. $100. Call 918-884-9008. MAYTAG DRYERUsed little. $100 Call 918-884-9008 GEORGE FOREMAN144 sq. in. platinum grill, used & excellent condition. $30. 863-385-3199 FREEZER 17cu.ft. Whirlpool Upright. Excel cond. $95 Call 863-655-9078 COOKWARE, AQUA,4 Pots & 3 Pans, excellent condition. $100. 863-385-3199 7310B argain Buys CHERRY PICKER/ ENGINE HOIST $100 863-414-8412 ANTIQUE -Mirrored Horse Collar w/ b rass hanes & wood. Beautiful! $65. 863-402-2285 7310Bargain Buys WINDOWS (24' X 8'. (1 tinted & tempered alum. $100 ea. obo / Stove New, White GE electric, w/ power cord. $400. 863-385-3199 2 DESKS,1 With Return. 2 Utility tables, 8 Armed Waiting Room Chairs, 1 File Cabinet, Cash Drawer and Lots of Misc. Make Offer. Call 863-840-3114 7300MiscellaneousREFRIGERATOR -FrigidaireWhite 2yrs old exl. cond. $150/ Curio Cabinet (Mahogany recliners Lt. tan $500/ Wrought Iron tables w/ glass tops 2 end, 1 coffee & 1 foyer $250. Call for Appointment. 863-382-2832 7180Furniture 7000 MerchandiseS EASONAL LAKEFRONTRental on Lake June. 3/2. Avail. November March. Please call for details. 863-773-0408. 6320Seasonal Property 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! SEBRING -Nice 2BR, 1BA, Carport, Large Backyard, Screened Patio. Nice neighborhood. Near to Fireman's Field. Central A/C. $700 Monthly, Security & 1st. month. 863-446-1861 SEBRING -2BR, 1BA, Screened Room, W/D Hookup / Inside Laundry Room. 3801 Wild Violet Ave. CLEAN! $650 Monthly + Security. 863-385-5160 SEBRING -*Lake Josephine Heights* Large 4BR, 2BA, Living rm., Dining rm., Laundry rm., Mostly tiled floors throughout. Fenced yard. $750 Monthly. 863-446-1861 AVON PARK3BR, 1BA, All Appliances Included, Move In Ready Close to US 27 / Walmart. Call for Details. 863-449-0429 or 301-245-4619 6300Unfurnished HousesPLACID 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 HousesAVON PARKSHADY OAKS APTS 1 BR Fully renovated units, W/D hookups. Laundry service available. Senior Discount. 863-257-0017 6200UnfurnishedApartments 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 SEBRING -1BR, 1BA. Tile 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 6200UnfurnishedApartments P LACID LAKES2BR, 2BA Nicely Furnished / Immaculate, C/H/A, near Golf & Fishing. Short term / yearly. 863-699-0045 LAKE PLACID* Placid Lakes NICE Unfurn., Lg. Split Plan, 2BR, 2BA, W/D hookup, screen porch, fenced yard. C/H/A. Near Golf. Includes Water. $525 mo. Excellent Cond. 954-695-8348 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsVENUS -New 4BR/2BA (jacuzzi in Master) A/C, tile, W/D, porch, w/option 20 acres. 8 horse barn, privacy fence, 1 bl. from Hwy 27. 731 CR 201. 305-725-0301 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent PALM HARBORHOMES New 2012 Models 15K Off Models 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 HomesF or 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 WantedSEBRING OWNERMUST SELL! Builder/Investment Lots in Spring Lake, a Golf Community. Owner will finance, no credit check. Only $5K with $500 down. 772-343-9602 4220Lots for Sale 4000 Real EstateSUB SANDWICHFRANCHISE in SEBRING. Busy 24 hr. WalMart Super Center. Very Low Rent w/Long Term Lease. Training is provided. $75,000. All offers welcomed. Call Eddie 786-970-3030 3050BusinessOpportunities 3000 Financial SEEKING EXPERIENCEDDialysis RN for a state-of-the-art dialysis clinic. We offer an excellent salary, with a sign on bonus 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 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 2100H elp Wanted NOW HIRINGP/T Drivers with Class A CDL and P/T Tire pick up and delivery assistants 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. LOOKING FORa Professional, organized, responsible, office assistant. Hours are from 9am. 1pm. Monday thru Friday. Responsibilities include: Customer Service, Record Keeping, Sales Assistance, and Microsoft Office use. Please send a copy of your resume to email@example.com. If you would like any additional information, please call, 863-385-4236. JOB FAIRSAPRIL 28TH CUSTODIAL POSITIONS GCA Services GROUP is now accepting applications for substitute custodians, c ustodians, lead custodians.Responsibilities include b ut not limited to sweeping, m opping, dusting, trash removal, and general cleani ng. Multiple shifts/positions a vailable and will be based u pon location. Apply in person between 9am & 5pm., April 28th. Avon Park High School in t he Auditorium 700 E Main Street, Avon Park 33825 Sebring High School in the Smith Center 3514 Kenilworth Sebring 33870 *Lake Placid High School i n the Commons202 G reen Dragon Drive Lake Placid 33852 EOE. P OSICIONES DE LIMPIEZA DISPONIBLES GCA SERVICES GROUP esta aceptando aplicacion es para personal de limpieza. Las responsabilidades incluyen pero no se limitan a barrer, trapear, r emover el polvo, el retiro de la basura, y a la limpieza general. Diferente horarios d isponible y sera basado s obre la localizacion. Aplique en persona durante 9am y 5pm, el 28th de abril a cualquier de las tres esc uelas detras: *Avon Park High School en la Auditorium 700 E. Main Street, Avon Park 33825 *Sebring High School en la Smith Center 3514 Kenilworth Sebring 33870 Lake Placid High School e n la Commons 202Green Dragon Drive Lake Placid 33852 FRONT DESK/RECEPTIONISTFor Radiology Dept. Part Time/Full Time. Computer proficiency a must. Send Resume to: P.O Box 1923, 33871. F/T NURSEMANAGER for ALF with Specialty License. Also Looking for F/T & P/T Floor Nurses. Exp. Preferred. Inquire within @ 5005 Sun N' Lakes Blvd. Sebring, Fl 33872 BUSY EYECLINIC has openings in all positions. Full time/part time. Send resume to : P.O. Box 991 Lake Placid 33852. ADVERTISING SALESASSISTANT We Are Expanding! We have a new position available, in Sebring for an ADVERTISING SALES ASSISTANT Responsibilities: Scheduling Client appointments. Maintaining advertising schedules, Client relations and assist Multi Media Account Executive. Salary News Sun Send reply to 2227 US 27 South Sebring, Fl. 33870 EOE 2100H elp WantedINDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR IF YOU HAVE SOLD LAWN CARE, MAGAZINES, CABLE, INSURANCE, NEWSPAPERS, OR ANY OUTSIDE SALES. ONE OF THE EASIEST SALES YOU WILL EVER MAKE MONEY MOTIVATED, SELF STARTER! SERIOUSLY READY FOR AN OPPORTUNITY. HIGHLANDS COUNTYCALL ED 352-217-9937 2050Job Opportunities 2000 Employment 1100Announcements PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPLY TO THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO VACATE AN EASEMENT Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, upon petition of James & Darleen Patrick, will be on the 5th day of June, 2012, at 9:00 A.M., in the Board of County Commissioner's Meeting Room at 600 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, consider and determine whether the county will vacate the easement described below and renounce and disclaim any rights of the County and the public in and to the easement and land in connection therewith. The easement is described as: THE SOUTHWESTERLY 1.5 FEET OF THE DRAINAGE AND UTILITY EASEMENT ENCUMBERING THE NORTHEASTERLY 10.0 FEET OF LOT 33, BLOCK 60, PLACID LAKES, SECTION SIX, AS SHOWN ON THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 68 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Persons interested may appear and be heard at the time and place specified above. Any person who might wish to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, in public hearing or meeting is hereby advised that he will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which will include the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. ``Anyone requiring reasonable a ccommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact Melissa Bruns, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice 863-402-6508 (TTY 711, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting to permit coordination of the service.'' BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Chairman ATTEST: Robert W. Germaine, Clerk April 20, 27, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009 CA 001657 P NC MORTGAGE, a Division of PNC BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. JOSE JULIEN MOUNSAMY, et al., Defendants. N OTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 7, 2011 entered in Case No. 2009 CA 001657 in the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein PNC Mortgage, a Division of PNC BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOSE JULIEN MOUNSAMY, et al, are the defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Highlands County Courthouse, Basement of Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 a.m. on May 8, 2012, the following described real property situated in Highlands County, as set forth in said Agreed Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 23, BLOCK 40, PLACID LAKES, SECTION FOUR, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 64, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. STREET ADDRESS: 118 MADISON AVENUE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED THIS 10th day of April, 2012. BOB GERMAINE, CLERK of COURT, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA ( SEAL) By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk April 20, 27, 2012 PUBLIC AUCTION: MAY 11, 2012 AT: 9:00 AM LOCATION: AVON TOWING 1102 KERSEY ST. AVON PARK, FL 33825 YEAR MAKE VIN # 1979 HONDA AB01500635 April 20, 2012 1050L egals N OTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued out of the Circuit Court of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit In and for Broward County, Florida, on the 13th day of January, 2010, in the cause wherein ADORNO & YOSS, LLP., a limited liability partnership., is Plaintiff, and FRED STERNBERG, an individual, BONNIE STERNBERG, an individual, BBBENTLEY, CORP., f/k/a Baxter International Corp., a dissolved Florida profit corporation, and BBBaxter LLC., a dissolved Delaware limited liability company, are Defendants, being Case No. 09-020781-09 in the said Court, I, Susan Benton, Sheriff of Highlands County, Florida, have levied upon all of the Defendant, BONNIE STERNBERGs right, title and interest in and to the following described REAL property in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: LOT 4, PLANTATION HILL SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 56, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA STREET ADDRESS FOR THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS: 1706 West Stryker Road, Avon Park, FL. 33825 and on the 1st day of May, 2012, at the Commerce Avenue entrance to the Highlands County Courthouse, in the City of Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all of the said defendant, BONNIE STERNBERGs, right, title and interest in the aforesaid property at public outcry and will sell the same, subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution. Dated this, March 28, 2012 SUSAN BENTON, SHERIFF OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Lt. Jack Baily, Jr. Lt. Jack Bailey, Jr., DEPUTY SHERIFF In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the agency sending this notice at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, Telephone 863/402-7228 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TTD 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V Florida Relay Services. March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: PC 12-196 GCS SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, a special district and a public corporation of the State of Florida, Plaintiff, RAYMOND L. ASHBY a/k/a RAYMOND LEE ASHBY and SHILOH K. ASHBY a/k/a SHILOH KAY ASHBY, H is Wife, if alive and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against RAYMOND L. ASHBY a/k/a RAYMOND LEE ASHBY and SHILOH K. ASHBY a/k/a SHILOH KAY ASHBY, and all claimants under any of such party; UNKNOWN TENANTS #1 AND #2; and CITIMORTGAGE, INC., a Foreign corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY TO: RAYMOND L. ASHBY a/k/a RAYMOND LEE ASHBY and SHILOH K. ASHBY a/k/a SHILOH KAY ASHBY, His Wife, if alive and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against RAYMOND L. ASHBY a/k/a RAYMOND LEE ASHBY and SHILOH K. ASHBY a/k/a SHILOH KAY ASHBY, and all claimants under any of such party 2416 W. Kent Road, Avon Park, FL 33825 and/or 1 727 N. Taconic Road, Avon Park, Florida 33825 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose certain bonded capital improvements and operation and maintenance assessments on t he following property in Highlands County, Florida: The Property: 4327 Capri Street, Sebring FL 33872 Lot 04, Block 028, Unit 02, Sun 'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 48, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Property Tax Identification No.: C-04-34-28-020-0280-0040 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to John K. McClure, Esquire, JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A., 211 South Ridgewood Drive, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plaintiff's attorney, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled court on or before May 10, 2012 otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on t he 10th day of April, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAIN CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration at Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; telephone (863 402-6591, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V via Florida Relay Service. April 20, 27, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 28-2011-CA-000744 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-4 Plaintiff, vs. LUIS A. GALAN A/K/A LUIS ALBERTO GALAN; LORRAINE CALWAY A/K/A LORRAINE ELIZABETH CALWAY; HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES ASSOCIATION, INC.; STATE OF FLORIDA, DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, ET AL Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE TO: LORRAINE CALWAY A/K/A LORRAINE ELIZABETH CALWAY whose residence is unknown if he/she/they be living; and if he/she/they be dead, the unknown defendants who may be spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, and all parties claiming an interest by, through, u nder or against the Defendants, who are not known to be dead or alive, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property described in the mortgage being foreclosed herein. Y OU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property: The following described land, situated, lying and being in Highlands County, Florida to wit: LOT 13, IN BLOCK 7, OF HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES SECTION J, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, AT PAGE 41, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. TAX ID C3335290300000040 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on counsel for Plaintiff, whose address is 3010 North Military Trail, Suite 300, Boca Raton, Florida 33431 on or before May 21, 2012 (30 days from Date of First Publication of this Notice) and file the original with the clerk of this 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 or petition filed herein. 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C M Y K SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, April 20, 2012 Page 3B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Tyrone Perry got on top of this pitch, but later got all of one with a three-run, second-inning home run in Avon Parks 12-11 win over visiting Santa Fe Tuesday. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Gus Williams and the Panthers closed out their season Wednesday with a 12-8 win at the State College of Florida. By DAN HOEHNE email@example.comAfter a 5-4 win over St. Petersburg College on Monday, March 26, the SFCC Panther baseballs quad saw their record at 1 8-19-1 overall, and at 4-6 in Suncoast Conference play, putting themselves right in the mix for the race toward a slot in the state tournament. Wednesdays 12-8 win over the sixth-ranked State College of Florida Manatees, however, was the teamsfirst since that date. The guys just really p layed well offensively, we h ad three innings where we put up a crooked number and Justin Tedder and Eric Bailey made sure it would stand up on the mound, head coach Rick Hitt said. It was good to see them play that hard and that well the last game of the year since we have really struggled as of late. South Florida had battled back from a 2-10 start with a phenomenal run to get them to where they were in late March, but the meat of the conference schedule just showed them no mercy, dropping 11 in a row before Panthers end tough season on high note See SFCC, Page 4B By DAN HOEHNE d firstname.lastname@example.orgAVON PARK Trying to bounce back from their recent district woes, the Red Devils at least got their offense back on track with a1 2-11 win over visiting Santa Fe Catholic Tuesday night. Consecutive losses to Frostproof and DeSoto had k nocked Avon Park out of the top slot of the District 10-4A s tandings, but the Devils got b ack into the win column last Thursday with a 4-2 win at Ridge Community. But they would need to come back in Tuesdays win as the Hawks flew out to a 20 lead in their first at bat. Lane Crosson, however, would single and steal second in the bottom of the opening inning. Trey Marleys hustle on a grounder into the hole at short forced a bad throw, allowing him to reach and Crosson to score and cut the lead in half. Two more Santa Fe runs would come across in the top of the second, though, but Avon Park came right back to tie it in itsnext at bat. With one out, Kyle Kelley drew a walk, with Colton Brock coming on as the designated runner. With two out, Matt Roberts alertly reached on a dropped third strike, with an ensuing error moving both runners up an additional base, putting both in scoring position. Though it wouldnt have mattered what bases they were on, because Tyrone Perry then rocketed a line-d rive to center that would clear the bags for a three-run homer that tied the game at 44. T he Hawk bats were held silent in the third, but the D evils kept up their attack, w ith Santa Fe offering some assistance. Marley again reached on an error and after Alfred Brown bunted for a hit, an error moved the runners to second and third. Mason Jahna then took advantage of another Hawk miscue, scoring Marley, and Brown came in on a double play grounder for a 6-4 edge. But some mistakes by the home team helped Santa Fe tie it up again in the fourth, as a dropped third strike, base on balls and a double made it 6-5. It might have been tied on the double, but Browns throw in from center was relayed home to cut down the second runner. But a stolen base and a passed ball did end up evening things before the Red Devils out-slug Santa Fe Avon Park12Santa Fe11 See AP, Page 4B NHLCommissioner Gary Bettmans vision of a bigger footprint for hockey is finally coming into focus. But its not just the skyrocketing TVratings for these playoffs in markets both traditional, like Philly, Boston and Chicago, and those traditionally slow to come around, like Los Angeles, Miami and Phoenix. Its the tire marks on the b acks of the jerseys of some of the leagues best players. T he game has never been more popular, nor seemed so out of control. The latest to get run over was the BlackhawksMarian Hossa, who was taken off the ice in Chicago on a stretcher and briefly hospitalized after absorbing a blow to the head from a shoulder hit launched by Phoenixs Raffi Torres. Everybody in the building saw it including, apparently, Bettman himself, who was in attendance except the four officials whose job it is to police that kind of mayhem. And because they didnt see it, according to a league statement issued after the game, they didnt call a penalty, despite the fact that Torres left his skates to deliver the blow. First off, I hope hes all right, Torres, a serial offender as cheap shots go, said after the game. But as far as t he hit goes, I felt like it was a hockey play. I was just try-i ng to finish my hit out there, and, as I said, I hope hes all right. Chicago coach Joel Quenneville was so mad he was sputtering. It was a brutal hit. You can have a multiple-choice question, its All of the above.I saw exactly what happened, it was right in front of me, and all four guys missed it. The refereeing tonight, he added, was a disgrace. It was. But even the best officiating crews are helpless against the tide of fights, crosschecks and hits to the head overwhelming some otherwise very entertaining hockey. They arent getting much help, either, from league disciplinarian Brendan Shanahan, whose decisions grow more bizarre with each incident. Shanahan began by letting Nashvilles Shea Weber off with a $2,500 fine roughly the cost of one shift after the All-Star purposely smashed the head of Detroit forward Henrik Zetterberg into the glass at the end of Game 1 of their series. Then he suspended Chicagos Andrew Shaw and New Yorks Carl Hagelin for three games each after both hit opponents without obvious intent during the run of play. Cross-checking, hairpulling, instigating fights Shanahan has handed out Jim Litke Associated Press NHL increasingly popular, out of control See NHL, 3B By STEPHEN HAWKINS Associated PressGreg Biffle roared through the early stages of his NASCAR career. Biffle gave Jack Roush his first NASCAR season title in 2000 by winning the Trucks Series, two years after he was the rookie of the year. Then came the natural progression to the Nationwide Series, where Biffle won another rookie of the year award and followed immediately with the 2002 season championship before moving up again. Adecade later, Biffle is still trying to become the first driver to complete the NASCAR title trio. This could finally be the year for the re-energized Biffle, who is coming off a victory at Texas that reinforced his standing as the early-season Sprint Cup points leader. When I moved from the Trucks Series to Nationwide, it was a huge step. It was much, much harder. And when I moved from the Nationwide to the Cup Series, I had no idea that the competition was going to be what it was, Biffle said. I knew it was going to be hard. But this year is my year Biffles fifth top-five finish in seven races this season came in the fastest Cup race ever in Texas and snapped his 49-race winless drought. With only two early cautions, and 234 consecutive green-flag laps to end the race, he got a big boost in the pits from crew chief Matt Puccia and the rest of his team at the 1 1/2-mile, highbanked track. That gives me huge confidence, Biffle said. I know that from about the third race, that these guys, the guys that Matt had put together, we kind of held the handcuffs on them a little bit last year until we got to the end of the season, and he revamped the entire team over the winter. I really, really like my guys. Puccia, who like Biffle worked his way up through the Roush organization, replaced Greg Erwin midway through last season. The No. 16 Roush Fenway Ford had its only three poles of the season after that, but wasnt enough to keep Biffle from finishing 16th in points, his worst since 2004 in his second full Cup season. That guy, I promise you, if anybody can take me to winning a championship, its Matt Puccia, Biffle said. He never gives up, never leaves a rock unturned. They started this season with third-place finishes in each of the first three races, taking over the points lead after the third race in Las Vegas. Apair of 13th-place finishes are the only ones outside the top six. It was really an unusual thing when we went after the team the way we did last year and said, you know, we just got great people but theyre not just working together as well as they need to and we need to organize ourselves differently, Jack Roush said after the Texas victory. Thats a rarity that we do that. But that certainly was the key to getting t he momentum that weve got going right now Biffle is certainly off to a much better start than last season, when the same opening three-race stretch set the tone for a frustrating season. There was a 35th-place finish at Daytona, before finishing 20th at Phoenix and 28th at Las Vegas. This weeks Cup race is in Kansas, where Biffle had last Biffle re-energized, on top early in NASCAR season MCTphoto Greg Biffle (16nout celebrating his victory in the Samsung Mobile 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 14. See BIFFLE, 4B
C M Y K A dult Spring LeaguesSEBRING The Highlands County Parks and Recreation Department will be accepting team registrations for the spring leagues until Thursday, May 3, 2012. Games will begin at the Highlands County Sports Complex the week of May 7. Leagues will include mens slow pitch, womens, church and recreation and coed leagues. Leagues are open to all adults and y outh 16 years and older. League fees will be $360 plus a one time sanctioning fee of $15 for the 2012 fiscal year for new team. R egistration and league fees are due by Monday, May 7. P lease call Dan Jamison at the Highlands County Sports Complex at 8 63-402-6755.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, ages 16 and up, that would like to form a team, call for a flyer with information. Secondly, if you have three or four players, call other churches and see if you can combine players to form a team, then call for a flyer. Finally, if you are just by yourself and want to play, call up and ask to be put on an existing team, or form a new one if enough players sign up. Regular church attendance is mandatory, which means more than just showing up regularly every Christmas. You may call Calvary Church at 3864900, or Lester Osbeck at 446-1139, for a flyer or to sign up as an individual for a team. Call soon, as registration needs to be in by Monday, April 30.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 email@example.com and a form will be emailed to you. Come join in the fun of the Gator Gallop 5K Run/walk.Citrus Golf DaySEBRING Highlands County Citrus Growers Association and Heartland National Bank present Citrus Golf Day 2012, slated for Thursday, June 7, at the Country Club of Sebring. The event will begin with a Noon lunch and check in, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Team cost of $300 includes greens fee for four players, lunch, post-tournament hors douevres, water, soft drinks and beer on the course. Also, $50 gift certificates will be awarded to the winners of special events, including Long Drive and Closest to the Pin for A, B,C and D handicap players. Range balls and a participation prize raffle ticket will be included for all golfing participants. For additional information call 3858091.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 m embers and may be mixed ages and genders. For more information, call Niki Gregor at 386-1300 or email ngregor@heartl andnb.com.SFCC Volleyball CampsAVON PARK The summer season is r ight 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 68 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 .Flag FootballSEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCAis conducting a sign up for The YMCA/Eagle Youth Flag Football League. Registrations are for ages 5-15 years of age. For questions call 382-9622.Legion GolfSEBRING The Sixth Annual Legion Post 25 Golf Event will be a shotgun scramble on the Cougar Course at SpringLake Country Club on Saturday, May 5. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. with a shotgun start teeing off at 8:30 a.m. There will be a $10,000 cash Hole-inOne, plus prizes on all the Par 3s. Closest to the pin, 50-50 mulligans, door prizes, refreshments on the course and a buffet lunch at the golf course will all be part of the day. Over the five years of the event, this tournament has given thousands to Highlands County Veterans in need, youth bowling, boy scouts, Ozone baseball as well as community needs. Corporate sponsors and hold sponsors are welcome. Contact Placid Post 25 at 465-0975 or Commander J.P. Plunkett at 840-2538. EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB y-Boston3726.587 New York3329.532312Philadelphia3230.516412New Jersey2241.34915 Toronto2241.34915 Southeast Division WLPctGB y-Miami4417.721 x-Atlanta3725.597712x-Orlando3626.581812Washington1646.2582812Charlotte754.11537 Central Division WLPctGB y-Chicago4715.758 x-Indiana4022.6457 Milwaukee2932.4751712Detroit2339.37124 Cleveland2041.3282612WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB y-San Antonio4516.738 Memphis3725.597812Dallas3528.55611 Houston3230.5161312New Orleans1943.3062612Northwest Division WLPctGB y-Oklahoma City4517.726 Denver3428.54811 Utah3330.5241212Portland2835.4441712Minnesota2538.3972012Pacific Division WLPctGB x-L.A. Lakers4023.635 x-L.A. Clippers3923.62912Phoenix3230.516712Golden State2239.36117 Sacramento2042.3231912x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ___ Tuesdays Games Indiana 102, Philadelphia 97 Detroit 116, Cleveland 77 Memphis 91, Minnesota 84 New York 118, Boston 110 San Antonio 112, L.A. Lakers 91 Wednesdays Games Philadelphia 103, Cleveland 87 Chicago 100, Charlotte 68 Washington 121, Milwaukee 112 Atlanta 116, Detroit 84 Miami 96, Toronto 72 New York 104, New Jersey 95 Memphis 103, New Orleans 91 Boston 102, Orlando 98 Dallas 117, Houston 110 L.A. Clippers 104, Denver 98 San Antonio 127, Sacramento 102 Utah 112, Portland 91 Oklahoma City 109, Phoenix 97 L.A. Lakers 99, Golden State 87 Thursdays Games Milwaukee at Indiana, late Minnesota at Detroit, late Houston at New Orleans, late Chicago at Miami, late L.A. Clippers at Phoenix, late Fridays Games Boston at Atlanta, 7 p.m. Memphis at Charlotte, 7 p.m. New York at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Golden State at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. L.A. Lakers at San Antonio, 9:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Sacramento, 10 p.m.PLAYOFFSFIRST ROUND (Best-of-7E ASTERN CONFERENCEN.Y. Rangers 2, Ottawa 2 NY Rangers 4, Ottawa 2 Ottawa 3, NY Rangers 2, OT Monday: NY Rangers 1, Ottawa 0 Wednesday: Ottawa 3, NY Rangers 2, OT Saturday: 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 2, Washington 1 Boston 1, Washington 0, OT Washington 2, Boston 1, 2OT Monday: Boston 4, Washington 3 Thursday: Boston at Washington, late Saturday: Washington at Boston, 3 p.m. x-Sunday, April 22: Boston at Washington, TBD x-Wednesday, April 25: Washington at Boston, TBD Florida 2, New Jersey 1 New Jersey 3, Florida 2 Florida 4, New Jersey 2 Tuesday: Florida 4, New Jersey 3 Thursday: Florida at New Jersey, late Saturday: 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 3, Pittsburgh 1 Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 3, OT Philadelphia 8, Pittsburgh 5 Philadelphia 8, Pittsburgh 4 Wednesday: Pittsburgh 10, Philadelphia 3 Friday: 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 3, Vancouver 1 Los Angeles 4, Vancouver 2 Los Angeles 4, Vancouver 2 Los Angeles 1, Vancouver 0 Wednesday: Vancouver 3, Los Angeles 1 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 2, San Jose 1 San Jose 3, St. Louis 2, 2OT St. Louis 3, San Jose 0 Monday: St. Louis 4, San Jose 3 Thursday: St. Louis at San Jose, late Saturday: 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 2, Chicago 1 Phoenix 3, Chicago 2, OT Chicago 4, Phoenix 3, OT Tuesday: Phoenix 3, Chicago 2, OT Thursday: Phoenix at Chicago, late Saturday: Chicago at Phoenix, 10 p.m. x-Monday, April 23: Phoenix at Chicago, TBD x-Wednesday, April 25: Chicago at Phoenix, TBD Nashville 3, Detroit 1 Nashville 3, Detroit 2 Detroit 3, Nashville 2 Nashville 3, Detroit 2 Tuesday: Nashville 3, Detroit 1 Friday: 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 Baltimore75.583 Toronto65.54512New York66.5001 Tampa Bay66.5001 Boston48.3333 Central Division WLPctGB Detroit93.750 Chicago65.545212Cleveland55.5003 Minnesota48.3335 Kansas City39.2506 West Division WLPctGB Texas102.833 Seattle76.538312Oakland67.462412Los Angeles48.3336 ___ Tuesdays Games N.Y. Yankees 8, Minnesota 3 Toronto 7, Tampa Bay 3 Texas 18, Boston 3 Baltimore 3, Chicago White Sox 2 Detroit 3, Kansas City 1 Oakland 5, L.A. Angels 3 Cleveland 9, Seattle 8 Wednesdays Games Minnesota 6, N.Y. Yankees 5 Tampa Bay 12, Toronto 2 Texas 6, Boston 3 Chicago White Sox 8, Baltimore 1 Detroit 4, Kansas City 3 Oakland 6, L.A. Angels 0 Seattle 4, Cleveland 1 Thursdays Games Baltimore at Chicago White Sox, late Minnesota at N.Y. Yankees, late Texas at Detroit, late Tampa Bay at Toronto, late Oakland at L.A. Angels, late Cleveland at Seattle, late Fridays Games N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 3:05 p.m. Texas at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 7:10 p.m. Toronto at Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Baltimore at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m. Cleveland at Oakland, 10:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Seattle, 10:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Washington103.769 Atlanta75.583212New York75.583212Miami66.500312Philadelphia57.4174 Central Division WLPctGB St. Louis93.750 Milwaukee66.5003 Pittsburgh57.4174 Cincinnati48.3335 Houston48.3335 Chicago39.2506 West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles93.750 Arizona75.5832 Colorado66.5003 San Francisco66.5003 San Diego310.231612___ Tuesdays Games Washington 1, Houston 0 Miami 5, Chicago Cubs 2 Atlanta 9, N.Y. Mets 3 Milwaukee 5, L.A. Dodgers 4 St. Louis 2, Cincinnati 1, 10 innings Colorado 5, San Diego 3 Pittsburgh 5, Arizona 4 San Francisco 4, Philadelphia 2 Wednesdays Games Atlanta 14, N.Y. Mets 6 Pittsburgh 2, Arizona 1 Washington 3, Houston 2 Miami 9, Chicago Cubs 1 Milwaukee 3, L.A. Dodgers 2, 10 innings St. Louis 11, Cincinnati 1 Colorado 8, San Diego 4 San Francisco 1, Philadelphia 0, 11 innings Thursdays Games Chicago Cubs at Miami, late L.A. Dodgers at Milwaukee, late Cincinnati at St. Louis, late Houston at Washington, late Atlanta at Arizona, late Philadelphia at San Diego, late Fridays Games Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Miami at Washington, 7:05 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. San Francisco at N.Y. Mets, 7:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Houston, 8:05 p.m. Colorado at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. Atlanta at Arizona, 9:40 p.m. Philadelphia at San Diego, 10:05 p.m.BASEBALLMLBSuspended Cleveland RHP Jeanmar Gomez five games and fined him an undisclosed amount for intentionally throwing at and hitting Kansas City's Mike Moustakas in an April 14 game. American League BOSTON RED SOXRecalled RHP Junichi Tazawa from Pawtucket (IL Optioned RHP Mark Melancon to Pawtucket. MINNESOTA TWINSRecalled RHP Jason Marquis from New Britain (EL Released 1B Luke Hughes. NEW YORK YANKEESPlaced OF Brett Gardner on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Cody Eppley from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKSSelected the contracts of INF Cody Ransom and OF A.J. Pollock from Reno (PCL Placed INF Geoff Blum on the 15-day DL, retroactive to April 17 and OF Chris Young and on the 15-day DL.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association NBAFined Dallas G Delonte West $25,000 for a physical taunt by poking Utahs Gordon Hayward in the ear during an April 16 game. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid FRIDAY: Baseball vs.Westwood,7 p.m. MONDAY,April 23: Baseball at District 10-4A Tournament,Avon Park,TBD TUESDAY,April 24: Baseball at District 10-4A Tournament,Avon Park,TBD Sebring FRIDAY: Baseball vs.DeSoto,Senior Night,7 p.m. TUESDAY,April 24: Baseball at District 9-6A Tournament,Winter Haven,vs.Lake Gibson,7 p.m. Avon Park MONDAY,April 23: Baseball hosts District 10-4A Tournament,TBD T UESDAY,April 24: Baseball hosts District 10-4A Tournament,TBD 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 7 7 p p . m m . M innesota at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . Chicago White Sox at Seattle . . . . . . . . . W W G G N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . C incinnati at Chicago Cubs . . . . . . . . . . . W W G G N N 4 4 p p . m m . Regional N.Y. Yankees at Boston or Chicago White Sox at Seattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 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C M Y K punishments for all those violations, too, with differing results. As a former player of some stature, he took the job determined to bring some predictability to the punishment his office doles out and even explained his decisions with accompanying video evidence. But lately those explanations have been all over the map. Players no longer know whether the line is being drawn at intent or result injuring another player or even the star power of the violator who winds up in the dock. So everybody, from Sidney Crosby to repeat offenders like Torres are getting in on the action. The NHLannounced W ednesday that Torres was being suspended indefinitely, but even that did little to clear things up. The Coyotes forward was scheduled to meet with league officials the same day in New York, but was granted a delay until Friday. That means hell miss Thursdays game against Chicago, when the extent of Hossas injury will be better known, a factor that may or may not affect the severity of the penalty.. After winning 3-2 in overtime Tuesday night, Phoenix goalie Mike Smith was asked about the different sentences being handed out and whether he trusted the NHL front office to get each one right. In Game 2, the BlackhawksShaw ran over Smith, who has a history of concussions, behind his net and got the three-game sentence, even though the goalkeeper hasnt missed a minute of playing time. Even more maddening as far as the Blackhawks were concerned was that the length of Shaws suspension wasnt announced until Tuesday afternoon, once it was determined Smith would play in Game 3. Had he been unable to go, presumably Shaws suspension would have been even longer. I dont know if its a trust factor. Its a tough job. Whether its blatant, on purpose, or not. Its tough to get that read up there, Smith said. Obviously, the head hits have to be cut down. Its peoples livelihoods, not hockey ... people have families and kids at home and wives, and when were getting into head and concussion issues around the whole league, I think we need to puta stop to it. But the NHLs commitment to limit concussions is either full time, as it has been for the past few seasons and most of this one, or its not. The league knows the difference, but it also knows that pandemonium on the ice is a lot easier for plenty of viewers to follow than a puck. Sold-out arenas and through-the-roof TVratings across the board, including towns like Phoenix whose Coyotes may well be playing in another city next season are a testament to that. In January, even as the league was touting the fact that fights-per-game had dropped to low levels not seen since the mid-70s, Toronto general manager Brian Burke groused out loud about having to send his enforcer, Colton Orr, down to the LeafsAmerican Hockey League affiliate. Burke, who once held Shanahans job, said his team was barely able to use Orr he appeared in just five of Torontos 39 games because hardly anyone wanted to fight him. He predicted that abandoning the code that governed who fought and when would result in more players taking cheap shots and seeking revenge in even more dangerous ways. I wonder where were going with it, thats the only lament I have on this, he said at the time. The fear that if we dont have guys looking after each other, that the rats will take this game over Too late. They already have. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, April 20, 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 MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 3.639"; 4"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 6 6 8 8 1 1 Brother Damian; 7.444"; 5"; Black; -; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 1 1 4 4 8 8 Harder HallThe Ladies League played a Throw O ut Worst Hole, one each, Front and Back event on Thursday, April 12. Tying for first/second places were Donna Maki and Pat Chance with 51 each. Third place, Barb Ebert with 52.Lake June WestA Scramble was played Thursday, April 12. Winning first place was the team of Joe and Joyce Swartz, Jane Roush, Walt Nagel and Norm Grubbs with 50; s econd place, Dick and Norma Denhart, Mario Cappelletti, Donna and Doyan Eades with 53; and third place, John and Shelly Byron, John and Sue R uffo with 54. Closest to the pin: (Ladies Betty Billau, 9-feet. (Men Mario Cappelletti, 6-feet; and No. 4, Ken Rowen, 19-feet. The Mens League played an event on Wednesday, April 11. Winning first place was the team of Orville Huffman, Art Schmeltz, Dick Reaney and Larry Heath with 37. Tying for second/third places were the teams of Dick Denhart, Mario Cappelletti, Fred Neer and John Ruffo; Claude Cash, Joe Swartz and Jim Lynch with 43 each. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Don Boulton, 12-feet-5-inches; No. 4, Pete McNamee, 8-feet-8-inches; and No. 8,L arry Heath, 10-feet-3-inches. The Ladies Association played a game Monday, April 9. Winning first place was the team of J oyce Swartz, Betty Billau, Laurie Lorig and Marie Ailor with 34; second place, Annie Hall, Jane Roush, Beth Little and Mary McNamee with 37; and third place, Helene Mellon, Eva Huffman, Janice Barringer and Barbara Cash with 40. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Beth Little, 2-feet-5-inches; No. 4, Laurie Lorig, 13-feet-3-inches; and No. 8, Helene Mellon, 10.5-feet.Placid LakesThe Lake Placid Athletic Association and Nick Sottile Memorial Golf Tournament was played on Saturday, April 14, with 115 players. Low Gross First place, the team of Dan Coomes, Steve Young, Bob Fires and Nathan Coomes with 57; second place, Jess Glarner, Ricky Carnahan, Justin Roberts and Austin Stidham with 61. Low Net First place, thet eam of Elizabeth Sottile, Nicholas Sottile, Al Middletona nd Andrew Katsanis with minus-24; and second place, BillJ arrett, Brian Jarrett, Will Jarrett and Mark Jarrett with minus-23.River GreensThe Ladies Association played a Pro-Am tournament on T hursday, April 12. Winning first place was the team of Nancy Long, Linda Therrien, Jeannine Persails and Anne Kelly with plus10.5; and second place, Carol Roy, C arole McClay, Pat Gower and Fran Neil with plus-10. Individual winners were: First place, C arol Roy with plus-15; second place, Pat Graf with plus-6.5; and third place, Betty Wallace with plus-5. The Morrison Group played a game on Thursday, April 12. W inning first place was the team of David Kelly, Johnny Wehunt, Bob Stevens and Leo Persails with minus-2 3; and second place, Ken Koon, Keith Kincer Tim Thomas and Warren Herendeen with minus-21; and third place, Ken Brunswick, Gil Heier, Butch Smith and Larry Roy with minus-15. The Mens Association played a ProAm tournament on Wednesday, April 11. Winning first place was the team of John Yoder, Bob Plunkett, Glenn Nelson, Joe Craigo and Vince Boever with plus-17.5; and second place, Bill Mountford, John Smutnick, Ron Jensen and Romy Febre with plus-11.5. Individual winners were: A Flight (27-35y Roy with plus-5. B Flight (24-26 Bob Plunkett with plus-5. C Flight (1923): First place, Johnny Wehunt with plus-2.5. D Flight (18-underying for first/second places were Ron Jensena nd Gary Riddle with plus-6 each. The Morrison Group played a game on Tuesday, April 10. The winners were: First place, John Smutnick and Kenny Brunswick with9 9; and second place, Cliff Steele and Butch Smith with 100. Tying for third/fourth places were Bill Mountforda nd Leo Persails; Tom Morway and Harold Plagens with 101 each. The Golfettes played a game on Tuesday, April 10. Winning first place was the team of Dianne Stoddart, Pat Kincer, Karen Speaker and Pat Gower with minus-5; second place, Anne Kelly, Donna Johnson, Nancy Long and Bev Rudd with minus-3; and third place, Laura Smutnick, Fran Neil, Jody Ethun and Jan Stevens with minus-2. The Limited Group played a game on Monday, April 9. W inning first place was the team of Sherry Delisle, Don and Patsy Miller and Mike Lueth with plus-4. Top individual winner: Bea Sherman with plus-6.5. The Morrison Group played a game on Monday, April 9. Winning first place w as the team of Don Ethun, Fred Evans, Jim Cercy and Joe Grafw ith minus-22; and second place, Bill Mountford, GordonC lauws and Lefty St. Pierre with minus-12. An Evening Scramble was played Friday, April 6. Winning first place was the team of Don and Jody Ethun, Joe Craigo, Charles Seralde and Ken Brunswick with minus-11; second place, John and Laura Smutnick, Roman and Mary Belobradich and Jerry Lewis with minus-10; and third place, Tom Stewart, Jack Sayre, Dave and Dianne Stoddart and JimS izemore. The Mens Association played a Mens Day event on Friday, April 6. The winners were: First place, Keith Kincer and Paul Johnson with 53.5;s econd place, Don Ethun and Harold Kline with 54; and third place, J.R. Messier and Leo Persails with 55.75. C losest to the pin: No. 3, Cliff Steele, 7-feet-11-inches; No. 5, Dave Kelly, 11-feet-8-inches; No. 12, Dave Kelly, 5-feet-2-inches; No. 17, Harold Kline, 2-feet-4-inches. Closest to the Line: Cliff Aubin. The Ladies Association played a Pro-Am tournament on Thursday, April5. Winning first place was the team of Ann Purdy, Larry Long, Barb Stuber and Babe McDonald with plus-13; and second place, Marilyn Clauws, Kay Conkle, Mary Beth Carby and Michele Koon with plus-9. Individual winners were: Tying for first/second places were Kay Conkle and Barb Stuber with plus-5 each. T hird place, Carole McClay with plus-4. The Morrison Group played a game on Thursday, April 5. W inning first place was the team of Tom Morway, Gil Heier, Don McDonald and Lefty St. Pierre with minus-25; and second place, Romy Febre, Johnny Wehunt, Warren Herendeen and Gordon Clauws with minus-23. Tying for third/fourth places were the teams of Cliff Aubin, Bob Stevens, Jim Cercy and Cliff Steele; Kenny Brunswick, Harold Plagens, Frank Conroy and Leo Persails with minus-22 each.SpringLakeA 2 Person Best Ball Net Team Score T ournament was played on the Panther Creek course on Wednesday, April 18, by the SpringLake Womens Golf Association. Winning first place was the team of Lou Cannon and Eleanor Demitz with a net score of 53. The tie for second place with net 55 was won by the team of Terrie Austin and Kay Gorham leaving Judy Dunn and Jean Donahue in third place. Marsi Benson and Barb Mountz won fourth place with net 56 and the team of Pearl Bradford and Wanda Baker beat out the team of Debbie Delaney and Rosie Foote in a tiebreaker for fifth place with net 57. On Tuesday, April 17, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association held an Individual Net Points competition on the Cougar Trail course. In the A Flight, first place went to Bob Rogers who scored 55 points, i ncluding 2 net eagles and 7 net birdies. S econd place went to Bo Bohanon with 45 points and third place to Gerry Esty, who scored 44 points. There was a 3-way tie for fourth at 42 points, between Joe Austin, Bart Bartholomy and Jan Hard. In the B Flight, Bill Schauwecker scored a net double eagle and two net e agles enroute to 58 points and first place. Jim Foote took second at 52 points including one net double eagle and one eagle. There was a tie for third place at 47 points between Jack Horner and Charlie Keniston and Larry Colclasure came in fourth place with 46 points. Continued from 1B NHL battling mixed messages despite surge in ratings
C M Y K won before Saturday night in the Lone Star State. He has gone to Victory Lane twice in Kansas with eight top-10 finishes in the 11 previous races at the 1 1/2mile track. For now, Biffle is enjoying being on top, while knowing there are 19 more races before the 10-race Chase starts in mid-September. And he hopes to be in the same spot at the end of the season. I know that were probably not going to lead the points the whole way, Biffle said. If and when that happens, certainly Im not going to let that take the wind out of our sails. ... Were going to work as hard as we can to keep the points lead, keep in the top five, keep in the top three. If we continue to lead the points, thats a bonus, he said. If were not leading the points, we still are going to have that positive attitude. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, April 20, 2012w ww.newssun.com golf tournament chamber; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; golf tournament chamber; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 9 9 0 0 4 4 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 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 1.736"; 2"; Black; tv incentive; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 6 6 7 7 6 6 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: 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 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 644-5448 or at 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 finishing the season with Wednesdays win. Individually, four Panthers finished in the top 50 in the state in various categories. Taylor Layner batted .333 and had an on base percentage of .428. Layner also ranked 30th on the mound with 63 strike outs on the season. Jordan Rivera and Sam Morgan each knocked four home runs, with Morgan getting in the top 50 in RBI asw ell, bringing home 34 runn ers. And Sebrings Josh Chavis tied for sixth in the state with six saves. The season has not been one we will look back on in years to come and remember positively, Hitt said. We e xpect more and having your worst season in nine years just doesnt sit very well. After watching us play last night you wish you had a few more weeks to play but we will have to wait until next year, he continued. e will send our sophomores on their way and wish them all the best, they are well prepared for the next step. Our college does a greatj ob of that in all areas. SFCC will say good-bye to nine sophomores who will be moving on, and will look to reload next season from a mong the 15 freshman from this years roster and a strong recruiting class. We will evaluate the freshmen we have to see who we think will be able to contribute to our teams success next year, show the type of maturity level we have comet o expect with players who play in college, and who will be all in for the program all the time, Hitt said. We w ant guys with focus and desire and who can bring a skill set good enough to comp ete at this level on a regular basis. We will begin workin g on 2013 with those returning guys right away. On behalf of our players a nd coaches I would like to thank all the fans who came out and sat through the bad ones and the good ones thisy ear, we get the best crowds in community college baseb all and our players and coaches are very grateful for t he support. Continued from 1B SFCC looks ahead N ews-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Taylor Layner had a strong freshman year, ranking in the top 50 in the state at the plate with a .333 average and .428 on base percentage. He was also 30th in the state on the mound with 63 strike outs. inning was done. It stayed there through the bottom of the fourth and top of the fifth, before Avon Park exploded to take control. With one out in the bott om of the fifth, Jahna sing led and Torri Pringle walked before Stephen Flowers doubled to left, b ringing Jahna in. Brad Torres followed with a two-run single to score Pringle and Flowers. One out later, with Torres on second, the Hawks intentionally walked Perry, but Crosson made that move backfire as his single brought home Torresrun. The Santa Fe defense then really made it backfire asM arleys fly to right was not caught, bringing Crosson and Perry in for a commanding 12-6 lead. B ut the Hawks werent done yet though, as they s cored three times, twice on c onsecutive Devil errors, in the sixth, and twice more in the seventh. Those runs in the seventh had come via two walks and two errors, and Santa Fe had the bases loaded and just one out, trailing 12-11. B ut Cash Jackson got a huge strike out for the second out and a grounder to Marley at second mercifully ended it. The win moved Avon Parks season record to 167 with Thursdays date at Hardee closing out the regular season. The second-seeded Devils play host to the District 104Atournament beginning Monday, and will play thirdseed Lake Placid on Tuesday at Head Field. Continued from 1B AP set to host district tourney N ews-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Lane Crosson strides toward the plate for the first of two runs he would score in Avon Parks 12-11 win Tuesday. GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE Continued from 1B Biffle keeping positive attitude
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, April 20, 2012Page 5B 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 ARA ContentEating right and exercising are t he two most important elements of a healthy lifestyle. We hear it time and again that these simple principles hold more power than the latest fad diet,and for those whoh eed the advice,the proof is in the results. However,its not always easy to figure out whats really good for you in the process of building or maintaining ah ealthy body. Theres no question about it:if youre exercising regularly,the food you eat should support your workout routine. Whether youre a casual visitor to the gym threet imes a week or training for your first 100-mile bike ride,proper n utrition is essential. That means paying attention to the nutrient content of the foods youre eating,a s your body will use and demand them differently than if you were l iving a sedentary lifestyle. And dont be fooled there are lots of foods which are packed with sugar and calories,with no or few important nutrients,aimed at athletes. F or fitness fanatics and newcomers alike,smart snacking options c an provide an added boost of nutrients that the body needs even when youre on the go.C onsider making a combination of these snacks a regular part of your r outine. Pistachios. Not all nuts are the same,and studies are increas-i ngly finding that these little green treats might just be an athletes best friend. Pistachios are packed w ith nutrients that rank among the most important for optimal perf ormance and health. They provide wholesome protein that is crucial for building and repairing muscle, i n addition to gamma-tocopherol (a member of the vitamin E family) t hat has anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidant nutrients, which can be sapped during inten-s ive exercise. The healthy fats in pistachios,which are the Official S nackof the USA Water Polo Mens and Womens teams,are no threat to your workout results,e ither in fact,thell bolster your routine because they are a fuel for endurance. Fruits and vegetables. The USDAs new dietary guidelines m ake no bones about it fruits and vegetables are an incredibly important part of a healthy diet. A nd for athletes,there a great source of vitamins and minerals t hat are important when your body is subjected to the extra demands of exercise. Choosing fruits andv egetables over juices can also give you added fiber to keep your body h ealthy.Whether you pack fresh or dried fruits and veggies for your preor post-workout snack,youc an be sure that youre giving your body the extra vitamins it needs for top performance. Whole grains. No,you dont need to carry a loaf of bread with y ou. Instead,look for small, portable bars that offer the multiple benefits of natural whole grains. T here yet another source of healthy fiber that can help keep y ou going and will keep you from feeling hungry again shortly after youve eaten. And because therew hole,these grains retain much of their vitamin content that your b ody craves. If you can find bars that incorporate honey,so much the better,as it is yet another greats ource of energy. Taking care of your body will help it serve you well over the y ears,whether youre a student athlete,an active senior or anyw here in between. To do so,keep in mind that fitness and nutrition always go hand in hand and youll be able to get the results you reallyw ant. For more information about healthy snacking,visit www.AmericanPistachios.org, where youll also find delicious recipes like Thyme and GarlicP istachios. Thyme and Garlic Pistachios by Chef Grant MacPherson 1 pound American pistachios, in-shell 4 sprigs thyme,chopped 1/2 ounce garlic,sliced 4 tablespoons canola oil S ea salt to taste W arm canola oil in roasting pan on the stovetop,add the pistachios and toast. Add the sliced garlic andt hyme sprigs,continue toasting until the garlic and thyme have c oated the pistachios; season with sea salt to taste. Remove from heat, serve warm in the vessel of your choice. Smart snacking that can boost your fitness routine ARAContent The U.S. water polo team uses pistachios as its official snack for good nutrition and long-lasting energy. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN
C M Y K Page 6BNews-SunFriday, April 20, 2012www.newssun.com POSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639"; 3"; Black; h ealthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 6 6 7 7 3 3 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 NATIONAL LAND PARTNERS; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, HLR FLSN Half pg; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 1 1 3 3 8 8 HEALTHYLIVING A ssociated PressWASHINGTON Be happy it s eems to be good for your heart. Scientists have long known that Type A personalities and people who are chronically angry,anxious or depressed have a higher risk of heart attacks. N ow a Harvard review of the flip side of that psychology concludes that being upbeat and optimistic just may help prot ect against heart disease. Rather than focusing only on how to l essen heart risks,it might also be useful to focus on how we might bolster the positive side of things,said lead researcher Julia Boehm of the Harvard School of Public Health. B oehm reviewed dozens of studies examining a positive outlook as determined by various psychological measurements on heart health. Optimism in particular seems key,as a number of studies found the most optimistic people had half the risk of a first heart attack when compared to the leasto ptimistic,Boehm said. Why? Previous work shows the stress a ssociated with negative psychological traits can lead to damage of arteries and the heart itself. B oehm found that people with a better sense of well-being tend to have healthier blood pressure,cholesterol and w eight,and are more likely to exercise, eat healthier,get enough sleep and avoid s moking. But she cautioned that it will take more research to tease apart if a positive outlook makes people feel more like taking heart-healthy steps or whetherl iving healthier helps you feel more positive. The review,funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation,was published Tuesday by the Psychological Bulletin. More research is needed but that link between psychological and physicalw ell-being makes sense,said Dr. Elizabeth Jackson of the University of M ichigan and American College of Cardiology,who wasnt involved with the review.Among her own heartp atients,she has noticed that those who feel they have some control over their lives and are invested in their care have b etter outcomes. What if youre by nature a pessimist? Thats a hard question. Theres no magic happy pill,Jackson said. Some research has found that asking people to smile helps put them in a better mood,Boehm noted,although long-t erm effects arent clear. Sometimes its hard,particularly in tough economic times,but taking a moment to just relax and enjoy a sunny day might be good heart health, Jackson said. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The A merican Lung Associations Better Breathers Club is a Lung Health Support Club for adults with lung disease,a nd their families and friends. The club offers educational information on COPD,chronic bronchitis, emphysema,asthma,sleep apnea and other lung dis-e ases and features different speakers each meeting on t opics ranging from living with lung diseases,equipment use,managing and coping with your disease a nd more. The next meeting is Friday,April 27,at noon in Conference Room 3, upstairs at Florida HospitalH eartland Medical Center in Sebring,on Sun n Lake Boulevard. The speaker will represent the YMCA,and wills peak on water exercises. A healthy snack and beverage will be provided. Form ore information about the s upport group call Mike Napper at 402-3450. Better Breathers Support Group meets April 27 Classified ads get results!Call 314-9876 Dont worry, be happy: Positive outlook may be good for your heart Metro B eing happy helps your heart, but scientists still arent sure exactly why.
C M Y K The Boston Marathon,the worlds oldest annualm arathon,began in 1897 and is always on Patriots Day. This April 16,local Highlands County runners Peter Lewia,LawrenceL uepschen,Doug Morton, Tim Topa and Rebecca Schumacher ran the Boston Marathon. Just qualifying for Boston is a goal and achieve-m ent in itself. As these five runners know,running is a great way to both get and stay healthy. However,without proper precautions,foot and anklei njuries can occur. The most common foot a nd ankle-related running injuries include: Plantar fasciitis,an i nflammation of a fibrous band of tissue in the bottom o f the foot that extends from the heel bone to the toes. This tissue can become inflamed for many reasons, most commonly from irrita-t ion by placing too much stress (excess running and j umping) on the bottom of the foot. Stretching both before and a fter every run is important. Wearing supportive running s hoes that are appropriate for your foot type,as well as shoe inserts,can also bee ffective. Make sure to not over-train,gradually increasing how long or far you run. I mmediate treatments include icing the area to help with i nflammation (several times per day if possible),stretching and taking over-thecounter anti-inflammatory medication and resting( refraining from running). For further protection,taping,custom foot orthotics and the use of a night splint may be recommended by your podiatrist. Achilles tendonitis is an i rritation or inflammation of the large tendon in the back o f the lower calf that attaches to the back of the heel. It is prevented by regular stretching. Shoe inserts such as heel cups and arch supports may also helpt o correct faulty foot mechanics that can lead to this injury. Ice and anti-inflammatory medicationsc an be taken in the short term. Resting the affected limb is vital for quick recovery. Your footd octor may recommend immobilization in more severe cases (such as a walking boot) to allow the area to heal faster. Mortons neuroma is o ften described by runners as a burning,stinging pain in t he ball of the foot (commonly in the third and fourth toes). Other symptomsi nclude pain in the ball of the foot and a feeling of pins a nd needlesand numbness in the toes. Runners who wear tight-fitting footwear often experience this condition. Wear proper runnings hoes that fit well and have a roomy toe box,and do not lace shoest oo tightly in the forefoot. A podiatrist may administera cortisone injection to provide relief fora Mortons neuroma, and recommend a wider pair of running footwear. Occasionally,surgi-c al removal of the neuroma is necessary. Stress fractures are commonly caused by repetitive forces on the painful area. Pain and swelling growsw orse over time. Stress fractures can occur over a period o f days,weeks or even months. It is important to modify running equipment ort raining. Replace running shoes on a r egular basis (about every 400-500 miles). Like any other fracture in the body and require 8-10 weeks to heal completely. Treatmentsi nclude complete rest,icing and immobilization. Shin splints affect runn ers of all ages and are commonly experienced as a shooting pain felt near the front or sides of the tibia bone (the shin boneR unners should perform stretches such as toe raises and shin stretches,and replace running shoes. Shin splints can be treated imme-d iately with ice and antiinflammatory medications. A podiatrist may also recommend a physical therapy program,as well as testing to determine if inserts couldp revent further injury. This year if your goal is to c omplete a local 5K or run Boston one day,dont let an injury stop your running rou-t ine in its tracks. D r. Olga Garcia Luepschen and the Gentle Foot Care Center are located on 2 Ryant Blvd ( on US 27) and can be reached at 314-9255. Visit us at www. Gentlefootcarecenter.com/ www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, April 20, 2012Page 7B 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 highlands co directory; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, highlands county dire; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 9 9 1 1 8 8 HEALTHYLIVING How to prevent running injuries F ootprints Dr. Olga G arciaLuepschen Dear Pharmacist: I live in chronic pain,its usually my joints but now myn erves are involved. My tests are all normal,and my d octor gives me Celebrex, Vicodin and Flexeril. I feel doped up,and still live inp ain. What else can I do? B.C.,Sanibel Island A nswer: Avoid eating a certain class of foods known to ignite pain in them uscles,joints and nerves. Some of you can guess which foods Im talking a bout here,especially if you grew up in tropical r egions of the United States,where your summer camp counselor told you to avoid the wild berries of deadly nightshade,whichc ontain belladonna. Nightshades belong to the Solenaceae family and I bet you eat a nightshade food each day. The most common are tomatoes,white potatoes( not sweet potatoes or yams) potato starch is f ound in hundreds of medications eggplant,and peppers (including all those deliciously spicy peppers like cayenne,chili,andh abenero). Tabasco sauce, which contains large amounts of heat-causing capsicum annum,ranks up there. P aprika is a sneaky one, showing up in flavoring mixes or under added spiceson the label. Other nightshades include goji berries (bummer,there the latest rage in the antioxidant crowd),ashwagandha,Cape gooseberries, ground cherries,and garden huckleberries (thankfully not blueberries). We all know cigarettes cause cellular damage,but they are also a nightshade. These all cause pain! If you dont believe me,havea full-on nightshade partyand load the salsa on your breakfast omelet, have French fries with lunch,and for dinner,eat eggplant parmesan with some stir-fry peppers and tomatoes. NSAIDs anyone? Because all those nightshades are sure to cause a flare-up for you,necessitating non-steroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDsflare-up could take three hours to three days to occur,so conn ecting the dots is tricky. If you are sensitive to weather changes,this could b e a sign of nightshade sensitivity,dont ask me w hy. So whats the problem with some our favorite farmers market heroes? Well,nightshades containa lkaloids that accumulate and block an enzyme called cholinesteraselighting the bodys pain fuse:muscle spasm,aches,joint pain,tenderness,hip pain, inflammation,and stiffm ovement. Heartburn,too! And you thought heartburn w as related to a Prilosecdeficiency,didnt you? While symptoms may dissipate in a few days or weeks if there is no morec onsumption,the problem is that we keep eating nightshades in almost every meal. The body never gets clear of them so it stays on fire24/7 despite all your pain-relievers. If youre otherwise healthy,eat up! But if live in chronic pain,or have Rheumatoid arthritis,try completely eliminating nightshades for three solid months. Hang in there because it takes a few weeks before the pain even begins to retreat. Ive read anecdotal reports where some people kiss pain goodbye forever,just by avoiding nightshades. Can you imagine? Complete pain relief,it costs nothing and the only downside is an occasional craving. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Nightshade foods, delectable or deadly? Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Metro T omatoes are part of the nightshade family, and may cause pain.
C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, April 20, 2012www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday.To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory,call the NewsSun at 385-6155,ext.502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852.invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m.and 3 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m.Thursday. For information contact (239 0390.Pastor Travis Vanderford. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way.Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine;and Awaiting His Coming.orshiping God in Spirit and in Truth.Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Worship, 7 p.m.Pastor Eugene Haas.Phone 471-0924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring.The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor.Sunday School, 10 a.m.;Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m.Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N.Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.George Hall, Pastor.Christ centered and biblically based.Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m.and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m.Sunday and 7 p.m.Wednesday.Prayer Time 6:30 p.m.on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m.are centered for all ages.Choir practice at5 p.m.Sunday.Church phone:4526556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A (truck route) in Avon Park.Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m.For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.;Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available.Ken Lambert, Pastor.Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825.Sunday:Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;Wednesday:Evening Service,7 p.m.;Children/Youth, 7 p.m. T elephone:453-4256.Fax:4536986.E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park, 100 N.Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev.Jon Beck, pastor;Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families;Joy Loomis, music director;Rev.Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor.Regular Sunday schedule:8:30 a.m.orchestra rehersal;9 a.m.Library open;9:30 a.m.Sunday School;11 a.m. Morning Worship;11 a.m. Childrens Church;6 p.m.evening worship.Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m.supper;6 p.m.Bible Study and Prayer;6:30 p.m.Adult Choir Practice;6 p.m.childrens choir rehearsals;7 p.m.mission programs.Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m.and evening worship at 7 p.m.Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.Call 453-6681 for details. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S.27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid).Your place for family, friends and faith.Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m.Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m.Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m.Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ.Sunday night worship at 6 p.m.Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m.along with youth worship in the youth facility, a nd missions training for all children.Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863Website: www.fbclp.com.Email: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 G otsch, director.Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S.Florida Ave., Avon Park.Mailing address is 710 W.Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339.Rev.John D. Girdley, pastor.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.;11 a.m.Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.Sunday worship,1 0:30 a.m.Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church.Larry Ruse, pastor.Phone 655-1899.Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached.Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m.Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m.Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m.Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m.Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall.Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870.Welcome to the church where the always shines.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.;and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m.End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m.on the last Sunday of each month.The Rev.J.S.Scaggs, pastor.Church phone:382-3552. Home phone:214-3025.Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC 4400 Sparta Road.Rev.Ken Geren, interim pastor.Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S.Commerce Ave., Sebring.David C.Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.;Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m.A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing.Office phone, 3850752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road;655-2610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610.On U.S.98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC 3704 Valerie Blvd.(U.S.27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring.Tim Finch, pastor.Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;and Sunday Evening Service,6 p.m.Wednesday:Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 3823695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757.Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor.Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m.in English and 7 p.m.in Spanish;Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m.in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m.Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m.Wednesday.Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St.Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring.Mailing address:882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049;fax, 385-5169; email, 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. A lzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m.Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday.Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.m.;Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m.Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870.Phone:3850358 or 385-3435.The Rev.Ronald Norton, Pastor;Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m.Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875.Call 382-1343. Rev.Steve Hagen, pastor.Sunday services:Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.;Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m.(off site Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N.Franklin St.Sunday:10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school.Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m.each second and fourth Wednesday.A free public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services.The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers.All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. P ine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday:Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday:Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m.Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S.Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825.Minister:Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Nursery facilities are available at every service.Bible Study:Sunday, 9:30 a.m.and Wednesday, 7 p.m.Bible centered classes for all ages.Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870;385-7443.We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway.Our hours of service are:Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.;Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.;Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O.Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118.707 W. Main St.Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday:Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages;morning worship at 10:45 a.m.;and evening service at 6 p.m.Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m.with special services for children and adults.Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries.If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.;Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.;Evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening, 7 p.m.Classes for adult children and youth.Call 465-6916.Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible ChurchChurches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m.Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade.Sunday School Bible hour (all ages (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m.Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday.Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us.Don Seymour, Senior Pastor.Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP A tonement Lutheran ChurchSEBRING This is the Third Sunday in Easter. Worship service with Communion will be led by Rev. Jefferson Cox. Worship Assistant/Lector will be Sue Cushman.C ommunion Assistant will be Ed Graff.Christ Lutheran Church, LCMSAVON PARK The Rev. Bill Van Duzer will be preaching this Sunday. The church is at 1320 C.R. 64,east the Avon Park High School. For more informa-t ion,call 471-2663 or search online at www.christlutheranavonpark.org/.C hristian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morning is titled Probation After Death.The keynote is from John 3:16, God loved the people of this world so mucht hat he gave his only Son,so that everyone who has faith in him will have eternal life a nd never really die. The church is at 146 N. Franklin Street, Sebring.Christian Training Church S EBRING Associate Minister Casey L. Downing will bring the message titled Fully A livat the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is studying the Gospel of John. Covenant Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Covenant Presbyterian Church is at 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd. Mondays is mens weekly Bible study at 6 p.m.,currently studying book of Galatians. Tuesdays,the ladiesbook club meets at 6 :30 p.m. Call for times and dates; last week,April 17,they studied Jesus + Nothing = Everything). Wednesdays are childrens/youth programs. F or more information,call 385-3234.Emmanuel United Church of ChristS EBRING Rev. George Miller will deliver the Sunday morning sermon,The Body of Christ,with Scripture from Luke 24:36-49. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on C ounty Road 634 (Hammock Road 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.F aith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING This Sunday morning,the c hurch celebrates Third Sunday of Easter. Guest Leader Ken Hall of Sebring will be delivering the sermon. T uesday Bible Study Religions of the World (focusing on the USy A llen; and womens Bible Study Esther (by Beth Moore,using the DVD series) is led by Traci Roberts.First Christian Church of Avon ParkA VON PARK Linking Faith to Our Livesis the next sermon in the Spreadin The Wealthsermon series that Pastor Greg has been sharing this month. The scripture will be coming from Galatians 5:1-6. Do you live a fruit-bearing life? How is your life sustained? S unday,April 29,at 6 p.m. is movie night. First Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. Camphor St. (behind the Wachovia B ank). Call 453-5334 or e-mail email@example.com/. The church website is www.firstcchristianap.com/.F irst Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the Lords Table this Sunday morning will be Juanita Roberts and Betty Simpson. Communion will be served by Sandra Laufer,Catherine Baker and Carol C handler. Lynne Warman will be responsible for the Call to Worship. Childrens Church leaders for Sunday will b e Mike and Carol Graves. Pastor Rons sermon for Sunday morning is titled Take Delight in the LordfromP salm 37:3-4. F or more information,call 385-0352. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkA VON PARK On Sunday morning, Pastor Johnsons sermon will be entitled Decently and in Orderbased on I Corinthians 14:26-40. S pecial music will be by Merl and Ruth Mann singing Great is Thy Faithfulness. T he adult Sunday school class is continu i ng their study of David in I Kings:2 in w hich David instructs Solomon. Wendy Garcia teaches the youth class and they dis cuss how the Bible applies to issues today. O n Tuesday,Pastor Johnson will attend t he Florida Presbytery at Hope Church in Lutz. On Wednesday,there will be no Bible study.There will be choir practice. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). Call 453 3242.First Presbyterian Church of S ebringSEBRING Sowing and Reaping,Part IIis the title of Sunday mornings sermon given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING Pastor A.C. Bryants mess age will be From Fear to Peacewith Scripture taken from John 20:19-25. They outh choir will provide the music in the tr aditional services. T uesday,April 24,the wind ensemble Celebration Brass and Clarinet Quartet will present a concert in the Family Life Center at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Dessert fellow ship afterward. Everyone is welcome. C all the church office for information at 385-5184. The church is downtown at 126S outh Pine St. www.sebringfirstumc.com/. RELIGION Continued on page 9B
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, April 20, 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, ContemporaryWorship 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 RELIGION Heartland Christian ChurchS EBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this Sunday will be:Emmaus Experience, with Scripture from:Luke 24:13-35. T he service will also include: Roland Bates singing One day at a Time Sweet Jesusand Ralph Sylvester playing a trombone solo Peace in the Valley. T he church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix 314-9693.M emorial United Methodist ChurchL AKE PLACID The Heritage (Traditional) Worship Service and Celebration( Blended) Worship Service will be led by Pastor Claude Burnett. T he sermon Silence Amid the Shoutswill use John 8:2-11. At the New Song Contemporary Service held in Rob Reynolds Hall,Pastor Fred Ball will preach Keeping Jesus Knownfrom Luke 24:13-16, 36-48 and I John 3:1-7. S unday evening Bible Fellowship with Rev. Fred Ball, m eets at the chapel. This is a s mall group of adult worshippers who enjoy prayer,singing oldtime gospel songs and a Bible discussion,presently in I John and II John. The church is at 500 Kent Ave. Call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson,Bringing Life to the Undeservingis taken from John 4. A representative from Gideons International w ill share his message during the Sunday morning worship service. Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the Sunday evening message. T he Wednesday evening service w ill be praise,prayer and an interactive Bible study,continui ng in I Corinthians.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING This Sunday morning,Pastor Terry Grove w ill be preaching on Why Bad Things Happen to Good People, P art 2.The Scripture will be from Job 42:1-6. For the kidstime with TB ear,Pastor Terry will give a little talk. Sunday school will be studying Opting Out,looking at the Scripture from Mark 10:17-31.The Way Church E FCASEBRING Youth Leader Zac Tsai will be bringing the S unday morning message Responding to Gods Love u sing Scripture from the book of I John. The Way Church EFCA is at 1 005 North Ridgewood Drive. Pastor is Reinhold Buxbaum. C hurch phone is 471-6140. Pastors cell is 273-3674. For church information go to www.thewaychurch.org/. Continued from page 8B Special organ concert dedicationA VON PARK Resurrection Lutheran Church will mark the dedication of a new organ with a special organ concert Sunday,April 29,at 4 p.m. The church is at 324 East MainS t,at the corner of Main and Memorial. Featured organist will be Dr. Edward Maki-Schramm,who serves as the director of Music at CentralU nited Methodist Church in Detroit (Mich.tthe oldest Protestant church in Michigan. The new Allen organ was made possible from congregation members,f riends and a generous anonymous donor. The event will be in the church s anctuary with a reception following in the adjacent Burke Hall. All are welcome.Special speakers set at Lorida BaptistLORIDA First Baptist Church of L orida will be having a series of messages that will tell of your debt being p aid and your chains unshackled. Each meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. On Sunday,April 29,Alan P ermenter,pastor of First Baptist Church of Wauchula will speak of the Holiness of God.On Monday,April 30,Brett Morey,senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Lake Placid willa ddress the Holiness of Jesus. On Tuesday,May 1,David Richardson,pastor of First Baptist Church of Sebring,will give a message on the Holiness of Holy Spirit.O n the concluding night,Wednesday, May 2,Rick Blythe,president and founder at Encouraging Gods Servantstopic will be the Holiness of Trinity. O n Sunday night,April 29,at 5 p.m.,the church will host a Steak Out. If you plan to attend,call theo ffice at 655-1878 by Wednesday, April 25,so enough can be prepared. The church is at 1927 Blessings Ave.i n Lorida.Malone speaks at Crossroads FellowshipS EBRING Ken Malone will be at Crossroads Fellowship,605 State R oad 66,at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday. Snapshots
C M Y K Whenever I am out in public,I try conducting myself with the greatest of care knowing that people arew atching. The thing that bothers me the most is that many people have never mastered the fine art of how to dress in public. S ome people have never been taught how to dress,let a lone how to dress in public. Whenever I go to the mall,a nd believe me it is as seldom as possible,I cannot help noticing some of these people. What I cannot understand i s why young men wear pants too big for them and young women wear pants too small for them. Perhaps we ought to get a little group togethera nd try to reverse this trend. Somebody got the wrong information. I was in the mall the other day and noticed several young men in front of me with trousers several sizes too big and were constantly falling down. One hand was grabbing their trousers while the other hand was hanging onto a cell phone. I wanted to go up and tell them that there is this marvelous new invention called The Beltthat would solve the problem that they were having. Once they have The Belt,they can put it on and forget about their trousers falling down to their ankles. If there is anything I do not want to see it is somebodys trouser falling down to their ankles. Young women are no different. It seems to me that most young women purchase their entire wardrobe when they are in the first grade. At that time,the clothing fits very nicely. By the time these young women hit the 10th grade,those first-grade clothing are not only out of style, but fit no more. Where are their mothers? If I were a congressman in Washington,I would work very hard to pass a bill that would make it illegal to walk out of your house on any given morning without first looking into the mirror to see if everything is covered. That is the kind of change I can believe in. As I get older,it gets more difficult to conduct myself asa gentleman because there is so much I do not want to see. Last week I had to return an item to a store and was unprepared for what I was to encounter. I assumed I was well prepared for the day. I went through the normal rou-t ine of exercising my eyes to look upward. I try my best w hen I am out in public to look into the eyes of people,e specially those of the gentler sex. This particular day I had really met my match. I stood in line waiting to return my item and I was nott hinking too much about the process. I was humming to myself some hymn that was on my mind at the time and was not paying attention tot he surroundings. As I say,I trained my eyes to look upward when I am out in public. Eventually,it was my turn to go to the counter and return the item. I walked up and was aghast. I said to myself,Look at the eyes, look at the eyes,look at the eyes.For some reason my eyes were not paying any attention whatsoever.All those years of training seem to have gone out the window. My eyes were in a staring mode and I did not know how to break it. It really is not my fault; I think people should take personal responsibility for their person when they go out in public. They should make sure that everything is prim and proper because you never know what you are going tor un into in any given day. For a moment,I had forgotten what I was at the counter for,I tried to shift my eyes into a higher level and itw as all I could do to communicate what I needed to comm unicate at the time. But my eyes,oh,my eyes. T hey certainly were not helping me in this regard. I might as well come clean and confess. As I walked up to the c ounter to return my item I could not help but notice that the woman behind the counter was wearing,and you will not believe me,a beard. Yes,I said a beard,whiskers and all. I could not believe it at first. I thought maybe my eyes were trying to get back at me for being so harsh on them the last few months. All I could think of at the time was what Job said. I made a covenant with mine eyes; why then should I think upon a maid?(Job 31:1 KJV). My motto:be careful,little eyes,where you stare. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240. Page 10BNews-SunFriday, April 20, 2012www.newssun.com YMCA; 3.639"; 5"; Black; christian concert; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 7 7 9 9 8 8 Special to the New-SunSEBRING The little white church that stands at the corner of Franklin andP omegranate Streets has a simplicity and beauty of design that pays homage to the past and still meets the needs of the present. Seeingi t inspires curiosity about the history of the Christian Science congregation housed there and the Christian Science faith in general. The Christian Science C hurch in Sebring is one of many world-wide Christian S cience Churches sanctioned by the First Church of Christ, Scientist (also known as TheM other Church),established in 1879 by Mary Baker Eddy, i n Boston,Mass. The first service in Sebring was held in the Masonic Hall in 1925. At that time,during the Florida boom,most of thec ongregation attendees were tourists,so the local group t hought it wise not to officially organize until there were enough people who were year-round residents. In 1928,the services were moved to the Womens ClubB uilding,25 Oak St.,where they met until 1950. A fund was started early on so that a proper building site could be purchased. When a little over$ 1,000 had accumulated,the sum was lost through a bank failure and a fresh start had to be made. On Oct.14,1935 the Sebring organization wasr ecognized as a branch of The Mother Church. Prior to t hat time,members found what was thought a desirable location but,due to restric-t ions brought on by the war, they found it impossible to c arry out the building plans, so they disposed of the lot. In 1949 a new lot was purchased on the corner of Pomegranate and Franklin Streets,which ist he present location of the church. B uilding operations were started in February 1950 and completed in September of the same year. The first service was held Sunday morning Sept. 17,1950. Dedications ervices were held soon after completion of construction in 1950. Christian Science churches are dedicated only when free from debt. A Reading Room was opened at 131 E. Center St., which later moved to the church location. A Reading Room consists of a community bookstore,lending librarya nd a center for the exploration of spirituality and p rayer. Available for loan or purchase are various books, CDs and periodicals,includ-i ng the Pulitzer-prize winning newspaper,the Christian S cience Monitor. Christian Science is sometimes confused with Scientology,faith healing, new age practices andE astern religions. Actually, Christian Science is none of t he above. The inspiration it offers runs deeper than positive thinking. Christian Science is a way of life thatd emonstrates Gods oneness with man. I n founding the church, Eddy stated that its purpose would be to commemorate the word and works of our Master (Christ Jesuswhichw ould reinstate primitive Christianity and its lost elem ent of healing.It is not believed that healings resulting from prayer are miracles, but natural manifestation ofG ods spiritual laws. Often misunderstood by the public, i s the fact that Christian Scientists are free to choose any method of healing they desire. Should a member seek medical treatment,they aren ot criticized or condemned by the church. C hristian Science Church members welcome all to attend services which are held each Sunday at 10:30a .m. Sunday School is held at the same time for young peop le under the age of 20. Testimonial meetings are held the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 4 p.m. A dditional information on Christian Science can be f ound at www.christianscience.com. Christian Science Church came to Sebring in 1925 RELIGION Courtesy photo T he Christian Science Church has been on the corner of Pomegranate and Franklin Streets in Sebring since 1950. Be careful, little eyes, where you stare Guest Column Rev. James L. Snyder 1. Youwanttosavemoney.Hundredsofdollarsincouponsavingseveryweek.2 Youneedanewjob.Ourclassifiedshavethelatestjoblistings.3. Youveoutgrownyourapartment.Ourclassifiedslistthehottesthomes&apartments.4. Yourcariskaput.Usedcarsforeverybudgetinourclassifieds.5. 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C M Y K B y CHRISTY LEMIRE AP Movie CriticWhat is essentially a s hameless and overlong infomercial for Steve H arves dating advice book becomes more tolerable ande ven enjoyable at times with the help of an attractive,likable cast in Think Like a Man. Harves best-seller Act L ike a Lady,Think Like a Manserves as the launching pad for four intertwined stories in which various types couple up and try tom ake a go of it. Theres Dominic,The Dreamer (Michael Ealyand Lauren, The Woman Who Is Her Own Man (Taraji P. Henson); Zeke,The Player (Romany Malco),and Mya, The 90-Day-Rule Girl (Meagan Good But the ladies involved are armed with the knowledge of male romantic peculiarities that theve gleaned from the book Tim Storys film makes it seem as if every woman in Los Angeles carries it around all day like a Bible so every move they make is calculated and executed strategically to get what they want. Conversely,the men grow suspicious,find out that the book exists and turn its words back on the women as their own weapon to get what they want. These kinds of manipulative machinations seem arduous and archaic and they did back in the mid1990s when they were better known as The Rules,a book which itself arose from Eisenhower-era notions about the proper way for a lady to behave in a relationship. Gabrielle Unions character Kristen,The Ring Girl comes off as especially obnoxious when she tosses out all the fanboy collectibles belonging to her boyfriend of nine years, Jeremy,The Non-Committer (Jerry Ferraras been nine years already just leave the dude rather than forcing him to become who you want him to be. Im all for putting the best version of yourself out there and whatever happens,happens. But hey,the source material is what it is,so what are you gonna do? Story has a way with a comic ensemble cast,having directed Barbershop; he keeps things moving at a (mostlyvely clip and gives Los Angeles a glossy sheen. (Besides serving as an extended ad for Harves book,Think Like a Man also feels like a promotional tourism video for certain sections of Culver City, where Sons studios are located,as well as the LA Live entertainment complex downtown.) Ealy and Henson are insanely sexy together and, unlike the rest of the characters,they feel like actual grown-ups; the scene in which he brings her breakfast in bed,shirtless,is sure to inspire audible gasps. Stand-up comedian Kevin Hart is,unsurprisingly,a scene-stealer as the fast-talking,newly divorced guy of the bunch. The banter between the male friends,w ho frequently meet to play basketball,provides a snapp y energy as well as some amusing cameos. And youh ave to give Think Like a Mancredit for not only trying to serve as an alternative to Tyler Perry-style datenight fare,but for eveng oing so far as to make fun of those movies for their soapy conventions. But the script from Keith Merryman and David A.N ewman,who also wrote Friends With Benefits,is crammed with plot and gets bogged down with contrivances. Will Michael,The Mamas Boy (Terrence J), finally snip those apron strings and find love with Candace,The Single Mom (Regina Hall)? Probably. But only after a lot of time, angst and the kind of embarrassingly public I-love-yous that only take place in the movies. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, April 20X, 2012Page 11B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 04/20/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 9 9 3 3 0 0 Courtesy of Alan Markfield/MCT Kristen (Gabrielle Unioneads Steve Harvey's book in Screen Gems' comedy Think Like a Man. DIVERSIONS Dear Abby: My two children were in a terrible cara ccident and were both airlifted to a childrens hospital. My son was released twow eeks later,but my daughter is still there,suffering from traumatic brain injury. Abby,I was driving the c ar. Why cant my daughter have the life I took away f rom her? Why is she being punished and not me? Anguished Mother D ear Anguished: Youre asking a question that p hilosophers have pondered for centuries why bad things happen to good people. In many cases the answer is simply fate. W hile you feel your daughter is being punished i nstead of you,I say the guilt youre carrying IS punishment and it is noth ealthy for you or your child. Please dont waste t ime flogging yourself, because your daughter needs you. Counseling mayh elp you to come to terms with what happened. I hope youll consider it,as you w ill need every ounce of strength you can muster to h elp her in the months ahead. Dear Abby: Im 16 and well below the averageh eight for females. It bothers me a lot. Im treated like a 5-year-old. I get picked up all the time,and its awkward talking to people because they look straight down at me andt hey never let me forget it. I try to act cool about it, b ut honestly,Im losing sleep over it. Im really self-conscious,and when I get upset people just laugh at me and say Im cute.W hat should I do? Looked Down Upon in New Jersey Dear Looked: No one has the right to pick you upo r touch you in a familiar way without your permission. If this is happening at school,tell the principal about it because it could be classified as a form of bullying. It will then become the school administrators job to make clear to your classmates that their behavior is not appropriate. If its happening outside of school,your parents should be told so they can help you put an end to it. P .S. If you work to develop your mind,you can accomplish what many short peopleh ave done compensate by becoming a mental giant. Do that,and youll become a role model that people of every sizew ill look up to. D ear Abby: My boyfriend and I are in a serious relationship. Notl ong ago we got on the topic of marriage and what w e are looking for. He comes from a religious family and I do not. His mother says if we dont get married in a church with ar eligious ceremony,she wont consider me her d aughter-in-law and we wont be a married couple. I want a civil ceremony, s omething outside and casual. Thankfully,my b oyfriend agrees with me. Wre just not sure how to deal with his mom and herp oint of view.What should we do? Looking To The F uture in New York Dear Looking: What y ou should do depends upon to what degree you want to placate his mother. Having the casual ceremony you want in the settingo f your choosing,and afterward having your union blessed in a clergypersons study,might bea workable compromise. Dear Abby: What is a p olite way to say:My husband is NOT a bum; h s a hardworking,stayat-home dad until he can find a job that offers not only benefits,but also enough extra money toa fford child care,and its none of your business? I Bring In The Dough, He Bakes Dear Bakers Wife: D ont get angry. Tell the person,My husband is a very hard worker. His JOB took a vacation. Dear Abby is written by Abigail V an Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. \For everything you Mom who caused daughters injury now must help her heal Dear Abby Cast makes Think Like a Man appealing Movie Review Think Like A Man R ating: PG-13 (sexual content, some crude humor and brief drug use) Running time: 122 minutes Review: (of 4 GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE DAVID GERMAIN A P Movie WriterL OS ANGELES As superhero summers go, this one is truly super. Amid one of the mostpromising box-office sea-s ons Hollywood has ever served up,three movies stand above the rest. T he first weekend in May brings The Avengers,the ensemblea dventure teaming Robert Downey Jr.s Iron Man w ith such fellow Marvel Comics heroes as Thor, Captain America and theI ncredible Hulk. The Amazing SpiderM anfollows over the Fourth of July as Marvels web-slinger gets a fresh origin story,with Andrew Garfield taking over ast een-turned-superhero Peter Parker. F inally,in late July, theres The Dark Knight Rises,with ChristianB ale returning as DC Comicsmasked vigilante i n the finale of director Christopher Nolans Batman trilogy. T hese three are the gold standard for fans:The Dark Knight,Tobey Maguires three SpiderManflicks andD ownes two Iron Man movies are the six topgrossing superhero adventures ever. Add in solid receipts f or solo turns of Avengersco-stars Chris H emsworth in Thorand Chris Evans in CaptainA merica:The First Avenger plus the lure of a new incarnation of the Incredible Hulk by Mark Ruffalo in Avengers and summers superhero meter is off the charts. Of course,theres plenty to fill in the gapsb etween superhero sagas. Other action tales include Men in Black 3, with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones; Kristen Stewart and Charlize Therons fairytale makeover Snow White and the Huntsman; Ridley Scotts return to sci-fi with Prometheus; Avengersco-star Jeremy Renners The Bourne Legacy; Colin Farrells remake Total Recall; and the board game adaptation Battleship. Cartoon makers offer up the Scottish adventure Brave,the latest from the animation virtuosos at Pixar,while talking-animal franchises return with Madagascar 3:Europes Most Wantedand Ice Age:Continental Drift. The comedy and music front brings Adam Sandlers fatherhood story Thats My Boy; the allstar song fest Rock of Ages; Ben Stiller,Vince Vaughn and Jonah Hills suburban romp Neighborhood Watch; Sacha Baron Cohens tyrant tale The Dictator; and Whitney Houstons final film,Sparkle. And what would summer be without vampires? Johnny Depp turns bloodsucker as he reunites with director Tim Burton for Dark Shadows,a bigscreen take on the gothic soap opera. Abraham Lincoln:Vampire Hunter has the great emancipator taking down the undead. Like director Whedon Summer movies to be super
C M Y K LIVING 12B PA GE News-Sun Friday, April 20, 2012 Pete Zimowsky,McClatchy Newspapers Take only photographs and leave o nly footprints.Wve all heard the mantra.Well,in honor of Earth Day,and regardless of your chos en outdoors pursuit,its time to w alk the talk.Here are some tips f rom backcountry rangers with the Sawtooth National Forest and the L eave No Trace organization.B EFORE YOU GO Plan ahead and know the regulations in the area you will visit. Dont visit an area during high-use times. Repackage your food in smaller Ziploc plastic bags to prevent waste and more garbage. Dried backpack meals that allow you to eat out of the container,and boil-in-the-bag meals reduce the number of dishes and p ans you have to wash at camp. Take any new camping gear out of the package before going to the mountains. Carpool to the recreation area and conserve on fuel.HIKING Stay on designated trails and walk in single file in the center of the path. Dont take shortcuts on switchbacks. It creates new trails and erosion. Stay off trails when they are muddy or wet. If you come upon a section of muddy trail,hike through it. If you walk around the mud,the trail will widen,lose its singletrack characteristics and become a bigger muddy area. If youre traveling cross-country,hike on durable surfaces such as rock,sand,gravel,snow or dry needles to prevent vegetation damage and erosion. Avoid meadows. If youre in a group,spread out if youre off-trail so that new trails arent created. Navigate with a map,compass or GPS. Dont leave ribbons or rock cairns as markers. Tree blazes are not allowed. Wear as light a boot as possible for the conditions. Heavy boots with deep treads compact the soil more and tend to tear up trails. Pick up trash that others may have missed or that w as dropped by accident.C AMPING When you can,choose a location that others cant see very well. Know in advance where campsites can be found on the trail. Consult a guidebook or other experts. Respect areas that are off-limits to camping. They may be closed because of vegetation rehabilitation. Camp in established spots so you wont beat down vegetation in other areas. Camp 200 feet away from a water source. Use biodegradable soap sparingly and never in streams or lake. Do all of your washing at least 200 feet away from all fresh water supplies. Better yet,use altern atives to soap for washing,such as unscented baby wipes. You can avoid dish soap and just wash your dishes in hot water for a few days out on the trail. If your wastewater contains food particles,filter them out in a kitchen strainer and put the residue in the trash. Broadcast the remaining water in an area away from any campsites.CAMPFIRES In campgrounds and other recreation sites,build fires only in fire rings or grills. In undeveloped areas where fires are permitted,use an existing fire ring if possible. If you have to build one,dismantle it when you are done. Build your fire on a fire blanket or in a fire pan if there isnt a fire ring. Use dead wood lying on the ground. Dont cut live trees or break off limbs from standing trees,even if there dead. Collect firewood far away from your site to leave the site looking as natural as possible. Use small wood. Thick pieces rarely burn through and are left behind. Move embers to the fires center to burn them completely. Burn pieces of trash only if they can be fully consumed by fire and turned to ash. Do not attempt to burn plastic,cans or foil. Make certain your fire is dead out. Drown it with water,stir and drown again. You should be able to put your hand in the ashes. Pack out any trash found in your fire pit. Take any of the charcoal pieces left inside your ring and carry them away from your site. Crush the chunks,then scatter the remnants and dust throughout a broad area. Bring a trash pack for recyclables.MOUNTAIN BIKING Limit your riding to durable surfaces. A properly ridden bicycle has almost no effect on a packed,welldesigned dirt trail. Riding in mud is bad. Your bike carries more of it away,digs deeper into the earth,and can create big gouges and speed up the process of erosion. If you do come upon a muddy spot,walk across it. Dont ride to the side,which will widen the trail. You can ride through a stream if the bottom has a rocky or sandy surface. Ride in the center of even the narrowest singletrack trail. If you ride the edges,you contribute to wear that eventually will widen the trail. If you approach something you cant ride through, such as a big log,waterbar or tough rock field,get off your bike and walk across. Dont create new trail markers,cairns or other signposts unless youre part of an approved trail crew.NATURES CALL Use established outhouses when available. If no toilets are available,dig a hole at least 6 inches deep that is at least 200 feet away from all water sources,campsites and trails. Cut a divot out of the soil. When you are finished put the divot back in place. Do not dig a group latrine. Burning toilet paper,when done carelessly,can result in wildfires and is not recommended. In popular areas,toilet paper should be packed out in double plastic bags with a lockable closure. Car campers using undeveloped campsites should use a port-a-potty and dispose of the contents in an RV dump. River runners should pack out human waste. Carry out all plastic or cotton feminine hygiene products. Do not bury them.CAMPSITE ETIQUETTE Pack out what you pack in. Keep your gear and clothing off branches,bushes and rocks,and keep your equipment organized and packed away as much as possible. Choose gear items that use natural,subdued colors rather than bright,easy-to-spot ones. Camp and travel in small groups. They are quieter and do less damage. Dont crowd other campers unless no other choice exists. Dont set up your tent in a spot that spoils a view o ther people came to see. Keep trash stored in refuse bags. If you leave it on the ground to pick up later the wind might blow it away or a critter may leave with it. Keep noise to a minimum,especially after sunset. Talk in a normal voice at all times,and leave your radios at home. If you do bring a pet,keep it on a leash and under control at all times. This includes barking. Pick a sleeping spot that is already flat. Dont dig or scrape the ground to smooth it out. Do not build trenches around your tent.OTHER STUFF Leave stones,artifacts,shells,petrified wood and other stuff you find so that others may enjoy them. Do all you can to prevent the spread of non-native plants and species when camping or boating. Make sure any seeds or seed pods arent attached to your boots, tents or other gear. Clean your waders and boat.HORSEBACK RIDING Move waste off the trail. Do not let your horse do its thing near any water sources or campsites. Hold horses 200 feet from lakes,streams and camping areas. Stay on established trails and areas open for horse use. Dont cut switchbacks or take shortcuts; doing so can destroy vegetation and cause others to use the unauthorized route. Whenever possible,use existing campsites designated for horses. Avoid damaging vegetation when tethering horses. Do not tie horses to trees,small limbs,saplings or shrubs. Use a highline for tethering. Use yards,paddocks or hitching rails where provided. Use the proper feed for your stock animals.WILDLIFE Store your food properly to avoid confrontations with animals. Respect wildlife and observe animals from a distance. Never feed animals. Dont camp near a watering hole. Wildlife may avoid the water they need. CAMPFIRE ALTERNATIVES Use a fire pan on river trips. Use a fire blanket when backpacking. Instead of using a fire,do all your cooking on a gas stove. Use a candle lantern or gas lantern for light instead of building a campfire.