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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 04-22-2012
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each day's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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C M Y K NEWS-SUN H ighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, April 22, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 52 | 75 cents www.newssun .com H ighLow 79 60C omplete Forecast PAGE 8A Thunderstorms likely early in the day F orecast Question: Does Florida need stricter gun laws? Next question: Is too much emphasis put on standardized testing in schools? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online O bituaries P atricia King Age 70, of Sebring Robert Knapp Age 76, of Avon Park David McGovern Age 46, of Sebring Larry Roberts Age 77, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 6A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 27.3% No 72.7% 099099401007 Total votes: 128 Business1C Chalk Talk3C Classifieds4C Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle2B Dear Abby2B Editorial & Opinion3A Horoscope2B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times2B Pause & Consider2B Sports On TV2D Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 4 4 0 0 B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Highlands Countys unemployment rate for March was 8.1 percent, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity on Friday. The current percentage is the lowest unemployment rate since it hit 8.1 percent in November of 2008. There were 3,689 Highlands County residents still on the unemployment rolls in March, the FDEO reported. Floridas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 9.0 percent in March, the lowest since January 2009. There were 836,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 9,282,000. The statewide March rate fell 0.4 percentage point from the month-ago rate of 9.4 percent this was the largest overthe-month decline in the states jobless rate since October 1992. The March 2012 rate was 1.7 percentage points lower than the year-ago rate of 10.7 percent. The U.S. rate was 8.2 percent in March. Floridas seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment was 7,328,700 in March 2012, an increase of 10,800 jobs ( up 0.1 percent over the month. The number of jobs in the state was up 89,800 over the year, an increase of 1.2 percent from March 2011, according to the FDEO. Nationally, the number of jobs was up 1.5 percent over the past year. Flagler County had the highest unemployment rate at 12.2 percent in March. Over the year, statewide, the construction industry lost 13,500 jobs and total government declined by 12,000 jobs. Trade, transportation, and utilities gained 30,400 jobs at an $37,109 average annual wage. Unemployment lowest since November On to stateL s Charite (left a dvance from regional SPORTS, 1DChamps!S ebring softball c aptures d istrict title SPORTS, 1D By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK H ighlands County detectives arrested an Avon Park teen on T hursday and charged him with setting fire to a house to cover up a burglary. A ccording to an arrest warrant from the HCSO, K evin Scott McHargue was apprehended at his home for allegedly setting a fire at2 247 Longbottom Road in the Avon Parks Lakes area. State Fire Marshal R aymond Miles Davis ruled the fire as arson Thursday a fter it was discovered that an open flame was the cause. Alighter and a shoe imprint was discovered in the backyard of the house and anH CSO K9 unit was dispatched. After a neighborhood canvas, a neighbor put McHargue leaving the area just before the fire was reported. D avis ruled the fire as arson because existing evid ence suggested a burglary had occurred prior to the fire being started, the report states. Canine Officer Maverick Teen jailed for arson By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Tuesday, the second day of Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests, an unsettling thing happened power went out at Sebring Middle School, Sebring High School and Woodlawn Elementary School at the same time. Sebring High School and Woodlawn Elementary were back on line in time to complete the days testing, the high school only after a 20-minute delay and Woodlawn by 11 a.m. Sebring Middle was not so fortunate. Its power could not be restored in time. Those tests were postponed to the next day which fortunately had been scheduled as a make-up day. uesday was a day, said assistant superintendent Becky Fleck, relief and exhaustion mixed in her voice. She added that test adminisFCAT goes on despite power outage at schools Family of eight loses home to fire News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS The Josue home located at 410 Circle St. in Avon Park was engulfed by fire Saturday morning. N ews-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Siblings James Josue, 22, and Rose Josue, 19, watch s omberly as Avon Park and Highlands Lakes Fire D epartments extinguish their familys home. See TEEN, page 7A See FCAT, page 7A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK Amid a c rowd of neighbors and onlookers, 22-year-old James Josue crouched somberly next to his sister, 19-year-old Rose Josue, both watchingm otionlessly as local firefighters worked to extinguish a fire that engulfed the Josue familys home Saturday. The single-family home l ocated at 410 Circle St. in Avon Park was fully engulfedi n flames as Avon Park and Highlands Lakes Fire Departments arrived on the scene. According to neighbors a nd bystanders, the fire began approximately 9:40 Family escapes fire without injuries See FIRE, page 7A LIVING, 1B SPDhonors 2T op cop, civilian r ecognized PAGE2 A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Darla Olson holds hands with cancer survivor Marlow Rivera during the Relay For Life survivors walk Saturday at Joe Franza Stadium in Avon Park. Sadly, just after the start of the event an announcement was made that Tina Gilbert-Schenck had lost her battle with breast cancer and died at home with her husband Brent by her side. Schenck had been active with Relay for Life for the past eight years and had been fighting cancer for 912years. Happy & sad start to APRelay

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C M Y K According to an economic a nalysis, for every $100 spent at a locally-owned business, $45 goes back into the community and local tax base, and for every $100s pent at a non-local chain store, only $13 comes back t o the local area. With that understanding, it makes sense to shop locally.T his week lets take a look at downtown Sebring, where i t all began, the City on the Circle. Historic Downtown S ebring, one of three Florida cities built on a circle,is ideally suitedfor walking. The entire downtown is a designated 1920s HistoricD istrict on the National Register of Historic Places. On The Circle you will discover a diverse collection of places to browse, eat ands hop. Youll also finda mix of boutiques, clothing stores, c onsignment stores, art galleries, gift shops, antiquesa nd restaurants. Now available is the Buy Downtown Sebringdiscount card, offering discounts at 35 of the merchants on and sur-r ounding The Circle. You simply present the card to the merchant when making your purchase to benefit from the offer. The card isf ree of charge, and can be picked up at the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce, 227 U.S. 27 North, participating merchants, or online at www.BuyDowntownSebring. com. Each month, the downtown merchants stay open late on the second Friday with a special free event, Destination Downtown Sebring. featuring entertainment, light refreshments and store-wide specials to visitors enjoying Sebrings Historic Downtown.This c oincides with Highlands Art Leagues 2nd Friday Art O penings at the Yellow House Galleryat 1989 Lakeview Drive,just south o f the Sebring Public Library. From 5-8 p.m. May 12, you can enjoy Sebring Classic Car Show, withm usic, entertainment, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes, with food and drink vendors on-site and some fine looking cars. Sebring GoldsG ym will host Pilates in the Parkon May 19 at 10 a.m.; i t is open to the public and free of charge as well. Alsoo n May 19, the Sebring Downtown Community Sidewalk-Garage sale takes place from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Remember, all of thesee vents are free of charge and open to the public for all to enjoy. Stop on by, enjoy yourselves in beautiful Historic Downtown Sebring,a nd visit the merchants; they would appreciate your business. Mayor George Hensley urges all citizens, groups, clubs, societies and businesses to join in the celebration. The Centennial Planning Committee meets the first Thursday of each month at 4 PM. The public is invited and encouraged to attend at the Jack Stroup (Sebring. Remember to stop by the Sebring Historical Society or the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce and get your coffee table book The OneH undred Years of Sebring and your hat, T-shirt, lapel pin, grocery tote bag, cup or bumper sticker, all sporting the official Centennial logo. L ike us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Celebrat e SebringCentennial, Go to the website, www.Sebring100.com, call6 55-5554 or email events@sebring100.com to g et involved. Thanks to the News-Sun for the opportunity to keep e veryone informed on Sebrings Centennial Celebration. Reference this article every Sunday and you wontm iss a thing! J en Brown is a member of the Sebring Centennial Committee. Page 2ANews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 9 9 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; below lottery; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 7 7 9 9 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; above lotto, general; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 9 9 5 5 3 3 A pril 18 1512193244x:3Next jackpot $17 millionApril 14 1322283640x:2 April 11 113443454651x:2 April 20 1012163336 April 19 212181920 April 18 78101324 April 17 1291317 April 20 (n 9966 April 20 (d 2415 April 19 (n 5800 April 19 (d 1604 April 20(n 176 April 20 (d 828 April 19(n 170 April 19 (d 110 April 20 811394313 April 17 3338424422 April 13 3334353822 April 10 161837397 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 CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Greenhoe to appear a t Scribes Night Out todayS EBRING On hold for the past three weeks, Scribes Night Out (SNO resumes its regular schedule at 6:30 p.m. today atB rewsters Coffee House, with Verwayne Greenhoe serving as the Featured Reader Greenhoe describes most o f his writing as fiction based on facts and experiences. I take what I know to be true, what I believe to be true, andw hat dark little twists my mind can make and run with it. B ecause hes also a caring individual, hes now writing a memoir called Things My Father Taught Me Lessons in Life. A ttendees will also hear an update on the current Flash Fiction WritingC ontest, conducted by the Heartland Cultural Alliance a nd SNO. And time will be devoted to an Open Mike, where other writers are allowed several minutes to share their writings. S NO meets the second and fourth Sundays of the m onth at 6:30 p.m. at Brewsters. The event is free and open to the public.F or information about SNO, call 385-8618. For i nformation about the writing contest, call 385-1554. Cruise benefits Hendersons effortsLAKE PLACID Eddie Mae Henderson will oncea gainbe hostessing her second annual fund raiser cruise aboard the MSC Poesia.Henderson has served Christmas dinner to the hungry and homeless inL ake Placid for more than 30 years.Every booking on the cruise will help con-t ribute to the funds needed to continue this tradition. The cruise departs Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 26, 2013 for a fabulous sevenday cruise to the Eastern Caribbean.Ports of call include St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, San Juan, Puerto Rico and NassauB ahamas.The cruise will also feaure some legendary baseball greats who will beo n board to tell their baseball stories and sign autographs. Call Sandy 243-3097 for additional information.Free health care screeningAVON PARK The O aks at Avon opens its d oors to the community for a free health screening. Dr. Goddard will be consultingf rom 2-3 p.m. Tuesday.Whats Up Downtown? meeting to be heldSEBRING The S ebring Community Redevelopment Agency (CRAm onthly Whats Up D owntown? meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Flower Box, 233 N. Ridgewood Ave. These m onthly Whats Up Downtown? meetings are open to the public. Anyonew ho has an interest in D owntown Sebring is encouraged to attend. Continued on page 7A C ourtesy photo Joe Mullins and Brian Jennings from the Alan Jay Automotive Network and Judy Spiegel, p resident of The Humane Society of Highlands County, present Mike Ritacco of Sebring and his family the $1,000 in cash hidden in an egg, of course for the golden egg thath e found during the recent Humane Societys Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt.Ritacco stated that they were headed to do some damage over at Toys r Us. Egg Hunt $1,000 winner Shop in historic downtown Centennial Notebook B y SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The S ebring Police Department recognized two outstanding individuals Tuesday evening at the Sebring City Councilm eeting for their dedication and service to the job and the community. Chief of Police Tom Dettman presented the City Council with the2 011 Police Officer of the Year and Civilian E mployee of the Year Officer Stephen Williams was named theP olice Officer of the Year. Williams was recognized by his peers for his outstanding character qualities of compassion and patience, statedD ettman. Williams became a m ember of the SPD in 1994 after spending a short time as a LakeP lacid police officer followed by joining the S eminole Tribe Department of Law Enforcement. W illiams served with SPD for seven years before leaving the force t o enter into his own private business. Eventually, W illiams decided to return back to law enforcement and went back to the SPD in 2010. In 2011, Officer W illiams was assigned to the Patrol Division. During that time he responded to 1,009c alls for service. O fficer Williams always performs his duties with compassion and understanding. Thisi s one of the outstanding qualities which has earned him the respect and admiration of his fellow officers and the citi-z ens of Sebring, Dettman said. Dettman went on to point out the many accomplishments in Williamspersonal life as well. Over the last two years, Williams has lost a total of 110 pounds. His initiative pushed him to complete his first 15K run last month where he completed the run in 1 hour, 43 minutes. The Civilian Employee of the Year award was given to Vicki Hicks. Hicks has been an employee of the SPD since 2003 as the Code Enforcement secretary as well as the departments administrative secretary. Dettman stated that Vicki has been nominated for the award twice before, once in 2007 then again in 2010. This is the first time in the Sebring Police Departments history thata civilian employee has received this distinction three times, Dettman said. Hicks has an impressive resume and background, being a daughter of military father and traveling all of the world. She is such an important key player in the efficient operation of the Sebring Police Department. We want to recognize her for her generosity, enthusiasm, creativity, loyalty benevolence and of course initiative, Dettman said. Hicks, Williams honored by SPD Dettman NEWORLEANS (AP The Coast Guard suspended the search for a plane that flew around in circles for hours while authorities tried to contact the unresponsive pilot before it crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. The Cessna, piloted by Dr. Peter Hertzak, 65, a physician from suburban New Orleans, went down Thursday as it was headed from Slidell, La., to Sarasota, authorities said Friday. Controllers lost contact with him and asked the military for help. Two F-15 fighter jets flew alongside and monitored the plane for about three hours, unable to contact Hertzak, before it crashed into the Gulf about 120 miles west of Tampa, Fla. Eric Alleyne, an investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board, said the agency would investigate the crash. The Cessna 421C landed right-side up on the ocean surface and floated right after the crash, the Coast Guard said. However, it later sank in about 1,500 feet of water. The Coast Guard dispatched two aircraft and a patrol boat to the area that searched for the plane and pilot for about six hours before stopping Thursday This is one of those unfortunate cases where even though we stood ready to respond, we were unable to effect a rescue, Lane Carter, command duty officer for the Coast Guards 8th District, said Two New Orleans National Guard jets were already on a mission over the Gulf when Jacksonville air traffic controllers asked the military if it could check on the plane. Coast Guard IDs pilot in Gulf crash

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C M Y K TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor E xt. 515editor@newssun.com S COTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comD AN HOEHNES ports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.comM ITCH COLLINSE xt. 507mcollins@newssun.com C IRCULATIONT ONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 22, 2012Page 3A My friend Tina directed m e to an article on foxnews.com concerning the Bible. According to the article, the Bible is still a best seller, with 6 billion c opies sold. The article quotes a lot from the American Bible Society (ABSr eleased a report titled The State of the Bible 2012. It lists several find-i ngs, including: 82 percent of people surveyed revere the Bible as sacred literature, downs lightly from 86 percent l ast year. 69 percent of those s urveyed agreed strongly or somewhat with the following statement: The Bible contains everything a person needs to know to live a meaningful life. This percentage was alsol ower than last years, when the percentage was7 5 percent. Those are pretty decent numbers, even if they are heading in the wrong direction. But there was a statistic that alarmed me to a certain extent. According to the ABS, 46 percent of Americans surveyed couldt differentiate betweent he teachings from the Bible, the Koran, and theb ook of Mormon. According to Lamar Vest, president and CEO ofA BS, There are probably five Bibles on every shelf i n American homes. Americans buy the Bibles, they debate the Bible, they love the Bible ... they just dont read the Bible. My friend Tina also found this statistic a little scary. She posted her concerns to a group she frequents online. One person had the following to say about it: Why is that scary? The foundations of all three are the same the Old Testament. Additionally, weve seen it demonstrated here again and again that a lot of Christians havent even read the Bible in its entirety. Mix in all the non-Christians who live here, why should anyone be expected to know the difference? Well, Im going to take the rest of this column to answer this post. The thing that concerns me here is an unfortunate truth many Christians simply arent reading the b ook they claim to be bas ing their life on. They know some verses, per-h aps, and some Bible stories, but they are clueless t o the book as a whole. Im not saying its easy to know the Bible. I cans ay honestly that I have read the whole thing, and s ome books of the Bible simply arent that easy to get through. Especiallys ome of the Old Testament books, where your eyes can glaze over as you read l ong lineage lines. I use a Bible that lets me r ead the whole thing in a year. I keep it on my nightstand and make an effort to read every night before going to sleep. B ut even that isnt enough. If a majority of people in this country believe that the Bible is a sacred book and that it teaches truth, doesnt it behoove them to knoww hat that truth is? And if they believe the Bible is h ogwash, shouldnt they have a clue about what it says before criticizing it? Thats why that statistic is scary. People are claim-i ng to be Christians but maybe not understanding what that truly means. They are clinging to what they think it says when as tudy of the scriptures might lead them to a different view. If you claim to be a Christian, I would urge you to start really reading your Bible. Not just your favorite passages, either. Really study it. Like there would be a test in the end. And if you dont believe in the Bible, at least take a look at it before you decide you know what it says. Context counts in this so dont just pull out random statements. Really study it. Who knows? Maybe if we all did that the numbers the ABS comes up with next year will be very different. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the NewsSun. The Good Book Lauras Look Laura Ware EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun Better uses for tax money t han lightsEditor: Two million dollars in state funds will make intersections safer. What ab unch of baloney. Print my letter and ask readers for their opinion. Awaste of tax payers money. We borrow millions of dollars from China, then pay interest on it. Askp eople to go take a look at the two projects Im talking about and tell me if I am wrong. No. 1 Highway 66 at County Road 635, 25 lights, overkill. I feel four lights would have been enough, eight at the most. Why no lights at Payne Road? No. 2 Fifty lights in the middle of nowhere on U.S. 27. Orange groves on one side and woods on the other, not even a major cross road in the area. When I hear of children being homeless, going hungry, yet we have millions to waste like this. Over 100 lights at $180 each just to light the highway in the middle of nowhere. I was told if the county had not spent it we would have lost it. Im not against lights. First, light up the poor areas where children have to walk to school in the dark. There are so many better uses for tax money than this. Ask your readers what they think? Joseph J. Oros Sebring What does our commission know?Editor: I, as a resident of Highlands County, am at a loss as to just what do our county commission know. It seems to me they have to have a committee of people for free to do their job, no matter how small the problem. Let me start with the Sebring Parkway. Who is the one lone commissioner that was there when it was approved? Who was there when the building that isnt a building was purchased? Who was there when as another gentleman questioned the money and pay raises that went on, on it seems like a weekly or bi-weekly deal? And who was there that put monies that it seems no one wants to answer to we the tax payer? It should be answered before she leaves the elected position of commissioner. The commission is at a stand-by or still on the Parkway, a stand-by or still on the building that isnt. N ow they want we the people to do their job on Animal Control. They s hould get weekly or at the very least monthly reports as to how many animals were picked up, how many were adopted out, how many were given back to their owners, how many SPCAo fficers do we have, how many dogs are kept at one time, how long do they keep them, how much does the feed cost a month, how many does it take to clean the pound, how many have gonet he way of euthanasia and by who? Are one or more of our SPCAofficers qualified to do it? Or how much do we spend having it done? It is mind boggling to to figure out just what does our commission know. In my opinion we have no commission that has any answers about any thing except to give away money, our tax money. We have to change that in the next election. Are you willing? Clarence Neeley Lake Placid BouquetThank you Take Stock in ChildrenEditor: I would like to thank Take Stock in Children for giving my daughter, Jessica Terry, the opportunity to attend college. Also Mary Focht, Jessicas mentor, a very caring and understanding women. Mrs. Focht followed Jessicas progress from March 9, 2000 to the present. Thank you, Mary Focht. Take Stock in Children made it possible for Jessica to accomplish her dreams. Jessica was accepted into Take Stock in Children in March of 2000. She graduated from Sebring High School in May of 2006. Jessica then attended South Florida Community College, where she earned her Associate in Arts degree and belonged to the Phi Theta Kappa Society. Jessica graduated from SFCC in December 2008. Jessica then transferred to the Florida Gulf Coast University, where she earned her Baccalaureate degree of Science in Forensic Studies, with a Major in Criminal Forensic Studies with a specialization in Criminal Forensic Studies. J essica graduated Dec. 17, 2011, Magna Cum Laude, a Deans Scholar a nd belonged to the Golden Key Honor Society. Again, thank you Take Stock in Children and Mary Focht. John and Tina Terry S ebringSo many help with Flashlight Egg Hunts successEditor: We would like to thank everyone that helped make the Humane Societys Flashlight Egg Hunt a wonderful success story. We would like to list all the sponosrs, but the list would be very long. So many people put a great deal of time, donations and effort to see that this event went flawlessly. From the time the 1,200 people got off the bus to the time they got back on, everyone was a joy to have. Two people went home $1,000 richer and everyone went home having a good time. The contests were filled with laughs and fun. See the Humane Society's Facebook page for a list of sponsors and great pictures. We are looking forward to the Flashlight Egg Hunt 2013. If you would like to be part of next years event, call us and we will contact you. Best of all, all the proceeds from this event will go directly to the Humane Society of Highlands County, a no-kill for space shelter that operates 100 percent on your donations. Judy Spiegel SebringRally for Cure helps Cancer FoundationEditor: The members of the Placid Lakes Country Club Womens Golf Association wish to thank all the members and guests that participated in our first Rally for the Cure Scramble that was held on March 13, 2012 at the Placid Lakes Country Club. As a result of entrance fees and thoughtful donations, we are able to raise in excess of $1,100 that was donated to the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation to fight breast cancer. Carol Olsen Lake Placid Jessica Terry The administration of the Florida ComprehensiveA ssessment Test began Monday and will continue through this coming week. That challenge is followed by standardized end-of-courset ests in American history, geometry, biology and algebra that are now mandated by thes tate. Students are taking biology and geometry exams for the first time this year. A ll told this means students and staff endure weeks of s tress and scheduling changes. The stress, of course, is mostly the result of how muchh angs on each individual test score. S tudentsacademic careers are determined by them, as are teachers 50 percent of theirm ake-or-break annual evaluation is the result of how well their students do on the FCAT. Schools are affected, too their grades also derive froms tudent test scores. Over the next few years schools will have to meett ougher grading standards, with serious results for D and F schools, including closing. W ith so much on the line, teachers, students and parents t end to focus on the test rather than on the subject matter. Time which should be used forp racticing skills, experimenting with ideas and working to u nderstand complicated concepts is given over to test prep instead. Because standardized tests a re multiple choice, most of the learning that does happen is a matter of memorizing facts. It is the result of turning students from people into num-b ers, and using the numbers in esoteric statistical formulas to determine which teachers and schools are not getting the job done. In the meantime, realp eople suffer through testing anxiety; worrying, obsessing. Some lose sleep, some cante at, some cant stop eating. Teachers become depressed and self-questioning, studentsb ecome depressed and act out. It adds up to misery, with r esults whose usefulness is still being debated. All of this has been said b efore by many. In fact, it will take an organized public outcry f or anything to change at all, or any time soon. Yes, we live in a much more competitive world, and itw ould seem, if one relies only on numbers, that American students are slipping, while students in other countries are gaining. B ut heres our question does that really mean foreign students are better educated, or do those students just spend more time memorizing factsa nd learning how to take exams? We have faith in American e ducation, even though we know the system needs attention. America has always ledt he world in nurturing independent and creative thinking. W ell educated people can find answers for themselves, and think up new questions.A nd that doesnt happen by choosing a, b or c or all of the a bove. Standardized testing a failure of system When schools are in Fort Knox mode and students biting their nails it can mean only thing its standardized testing time.

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C M Y K Page 4ANews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012www.newssun.com M USSELMAN APPLIANCES; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 04/15/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 1 1 2 2 0 0 N ews-Sun photo by K ATARASIMMONS Y oungsters play basketball Saturday morning, while Jude Dumas, 4, and Olivia Vega, 1, dance together during the Crossroads Community Church B.L.O.C.K (Boldly LovingO ur Citys Kids) party in A von Park. The free event w as a group project hosted by the churchs ministry team and featured food, games, bounce houses and family activities. Crossroads Community Church hosts B.L.O.C.K. Party B y GARYFINEOUT Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Gov. Rick Scott, ignoring calls for a veto from influential business leaders, signed am easure into law on Friday that will create the states 12th public university. Scott also signed nearly 30 other bills, many oft hem carrying out provisions in the nearly $70 billion budget that he approved earlier this week. He also vetoed four others dealing with early learning,t echnology purchases, insurance and the state e mployee health insurance program. Scotts decision will a llow a branch campus of the University of South F lorida in Lakeland to become a stand-alone university. It follows months of wrangling over the future of the school thatw ill now be called Florida Polytechnic University. L ast year, backers of the school called for independence, but instead the stateb oard that oversees universities insisted that the s chool meet accreditation and other requirements over the next several yearsb efore being allowed to part from USF. State Sen. J.D. A lexander, however, used his clout in the GOP-cont rolled Legislature to pass a bill (SB 1994 for a divorce from USF as soon as possible. The Lake Wales R epublican and powerful Senate budget chairman called it a great day for Florida. He said it will help the state since the schools focus will be on p roducing graduates in fields such as science, technology, engineering and math. Im confident that the g overnors decisions will help us put Florida to work in a way that improves our economy, Alexander said. Critics questioned the i dea of establishing a startup university during a year when the overall state university system had its state funding cut by $300 million. The school also willn ot initially have any students since current USF s tudents will be allowed to remain enrolled at the branch campus. This move is nothing more than an appalling and w asteful power play by the Republicans in Tallahassee, said Florida Democratic Party spokeswoman Brannon Jordan. The people of Florida didt ask for this university, t hey dont need it and cant afford it. The Florida Council of 1 00 a group of business leaders that includes offic ials from such companies as Publix Super Markets and AT&T wrote toS cott and urged a veto, pointing out it could be years before the school c ould even gain accreditation, which is needed so s tudents can obtain federal aid or researchers can apply for federal grants. Scott, however, defended his decision to create then ew school. To remake the states economy, he said in a bill signing letter, its crucial to create more jobs in fields that will allow Florida to compete with s tates such as California and Texas. Both of those states have outpaced Florida in the number of jobs grown in the last year. The establishment of Florida Polytechnic University will help us move the needle in the right direction, Scott said. It isv ital for the future of Floridas economy Dean Colson, the current chairman of the panel that oversees all state universities, said that the Board ofG overnors would respect the alternative path chos en by elected leaders for Florida Polytechnic. The board takes its cons titutional duties for oversight seriously and will w ork hard to ensure that the Polytech is a success, Colson said. The bills that Scott vetoed on Friday included ab ill (HB 5103 early learning and school r eadiness programs. Lawmakers had pushed the changes in the wake ofs cathing state audit that found widespread problems w ith the more than $1 billion program responsible for helping the states pre-s chool children. The governor, however, said he was concerned s ome of the restrictions mandated by lawmakers w ould put federal funding for the program in jeopardy. Scott in his veto letter said he was pushing ahead with some of the require-m ents in the legislation, including assessments to measure how well preschoolers learn in the statesubsidized programs. Gov. Scott signs off on new state university

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C M Y K Associated PressTALLAHASSEE The Florida Supreme Court threwc old water Friday on opponentsargument that the entire revised state Senate redistricting map should be open to challenge instead ofj ust those elements the justices singled out when they kicked the original version back to the Republican-led Legislature. Oral argument on the new map opened with Justice Barbara Pariente rejecting the challengerscontention that the justices meant for lawmakers to redo the complete map. Reading the entire opinion, it would seem that, speaking for the person who wrote it, that it was pretty clear that there were certain districts that were specifically invalided, Pariente said. She added that the high court also specifically upheld other districts. Pariente wrote the opinion. It unanimously affirmed the Houses redistricting map but rejected the Senate plan by a 5-2 vote because it violated new anti-gerrymandering standards in part by intentionally favoring incumbents and the GOP. Republicans currently have a 28-12 Senate majority although Democrats have a slight edge in statewide voterr egistration. The Senate map also failed to fully comply with requirements for districts to be compact and follow geographica nd political boundaries whenever feasible. The opinion cited eight of the 40 Senate districts that needed to be fixed and invalided the maps district numbering scheme. It also directed lawmakers to do functional analyses to ensure the map complied with another requirement to protect minority voting rights and asked them to take another look at whether the map could be drawn without splitting Lakeland. The new mapk eeps the city intact. Democrats and a coalition that backed the Fair Districts standards approved by voters in 2010 say the do-over alsoi s in violation. If the justices agree, they can redraw the map themselves. They have until early May to make a ruling. Former Justice Raoul Cantero argued for the Legislature. He said lawmakers fixed all flaws cited in Parientes opinion during a special redistricting session last month and thats all the justices should consider. Page 6ANews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012www.newssun.com COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; april ads p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 3 3 8 8 MARTIAL ARTS (pp ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 8 8 0 0 DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 8 8 9 9 The mission of the CRA i s to bring about the economic revitalization of an e stablished target area. To create a re-investment environment that attracts privatei nvestors into the area. To promote improvements w ithin the redevelopment area through renovation and restoration of buildings, asw ell as to encourage new construction. To acquire the funding necessary to make t he infrastructure improvements necessary to attract i nvestment dollars and improve the assessed taxable value of district properties and to assist the Chamber of Commerce andD owntown Merchants in their efforts to market the downtown businesses. For more information, visit www.DowntownSebring.org .Lake and canal resident educational program offeredSEBRING Highlands County Extension and the University of Florida Lakewatch Program will bes ponsoring a special workshop for Highlands County residents who live on lakes and canals. The program will provide information ont he University of Florida Lakewatch Volunteer Program, lake and water quality issues, help to learn how to identify common aquatic weeds and look at issues specific to residents living on canals. It will be from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at Bert Harris Jr. Agricultural Center, 4509 George Blvd. (in the auditorium). This event is free of charge. Light refreshments will be served. Dr. Mark Hoyer, assistant director of the UF Lakewatch program, will be the featured speaker. Other speakers include Dan Willis, UF Lakewatch and Mike Jensen, Highlands County Extension director, along with Kyle Green, Highlands County Road and Bridge superintendent, who will discuss local canals. The Florida Lakewatch program is a volunteer citizen lake monitoring program that facilitates handson citizen participation in the management of Florida Lakes through monthly monitoring activities. Attend this meeting and learn how you can be part of this exciting program. Highlands County Extension is looking at ways that we can extend the reach of the Lakewatch volunteer program to encompass some of our major canals in the County. For more information, c ontact Mike Jensen, UF IFAS Extension director, H ighlands County, at 4026540.Shrine Ladies play BuncoAVON PARK The public is invited (men, toot o play Bunco at the Highlands Shrine Club, 2604 State Road 17 South a t 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The event is open to new or e xperienced players; cost is $3 per person. Call 4712425 for information.Memory Mobile brings free services to countySEBRING The Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter is bringing its fullye quipped mobile office, the Memory Mobile, to H ighlands County to provide free memory screenings at three locations to local residents: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday TheO aks of Avon, 1010 U.S. 27 North, Avon Park; 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday Palms of Sebring, 725 S. Pine St., Sebring; and 9:30a .m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday Balmoral Assisted Living, 93 Balmoral Drive, Lake Placid. Visitors can obtain a free memory screening; Register for Safe Return Medic Alert bracelet; literature related to Alzheimers disease and caregiver concerns; or talk with an Alzheimers Association Program Specialist about their familiesspecific needs. The Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter provides a support system for those affected by Alzheimers disease or a related disorder and their caregivers through patient and family services, education advocacy and research. For more information about the Alzheimers Association, contact the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter at (727 online at www.alz.org/FlGulfCoast. The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter serves 17 Florida counties (from Hernando County down to Collier) where there are an estimated 189,000 persons living with Alzheimers. There are only eight states in the U.S. with more cases of Alzheimers disease than are in the Florida Gulf Coast Chapters service region. The Memory Mobile is partially funded by the Florida Legislature and theF lorida Department of Elder Affairs.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK C ombat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will have NASCAR on thes creen at 12:30 p.m. today; music by Big Freddie from 5-8 p.m. Friday; and k araoke from 5-8 p.m. Saturday and NASCAR on t he screen at 7 p.m. For details, call 385-8902. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose L odge 2374 will host karaoke with Fireman today. Call for time. Karaoke with Pete Ruano from 6-10 p.m. Wednesday; by Franke from 6-10 p.m. Thursday; and with LarryM usgrave from 6-10 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, the M oose Riders will be in the pavilion and have music with Fireman from 2-6 p.m. and with Ransom from 6-10 p.m. For details, call thel odge at 465-0131. The Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 BPOE Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The BPOE Initiation meet-i ng is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. There will also be a blood drive with the Big Red Bus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in the parking lot. If you would like to donate at that time, call 465-5707 or 699-0774 and an appointment will be scheduled. Previous donors will be contacted. Amovie voucher and a t-shirt will be given for this donation. Later, hear music by Don and Allen; call for time. For more information, call the lodge at 465-2661. The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 will host music with Tom on Friday; call for time. For details, call the lodge at 699-5444. SEBRING The VFWPost 4300 will host BilDi today. Call for time. Music with Frank E from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, with Mike King from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, and with Lee James on Friday and Big Freddie on Saturday, both from 6-9 p.m. For details, call 385-8902. The Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 will have music by Frank E. from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Dance to Buddy Canova from 6:309:30 p.m. Friday. Cost is $5 for dances only. For more information, call 471-3557. Continued from page 2A ROBERTKNAPP Robert E. Knapp, 76, of Avon Park, died Sunday evening, April 15, 2012 ath is home under the care of Cornerstone Hospice. A native of Gary, Ind., he had lived in this area since 1985 coming from Kouts, Ind. Hew as a retired police officer having served in departments in Gary, Ind. and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and had worked part time for theA von Park Police Department in dispatch. He was president of his senior class at Wirt High School in Indiana having been one oft he star football and basketball players. He served on the Avon Park City Council,1 987-1989. He volunteered for LifePath Hospice, withp atients and in office and in the parish nurse program F lorida Hospital Heartland. He is survived by his wife, Carol L. Knapp, AvonP ark; son, Donald (Kim Knapp, Florida; three daught ers, Teri Thomton, Florida, Lynn (EdWellsand, Indiana, and Susan Knapp, Florida; sister, Blanche Boyce, Indiana; nephew,J ames Boyce Jr., Indiana; niece, Renee Boyce, I ndiana; and grandchildren, Matt and Jennie Wellsand and Jason Thomton. A memorial service will be held on May 5, 2012 at 2 p .m. at Avon Park Lake Baptist Church with Rev. George Hall, Rev. Robert T horn, Chaplain Ken Geren, and Chaplain Michael McCurdy officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made toC ornerstone Hospice Foundation, 2590 Havendale Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33881. Arrangements by : F ountain Funeral Home 507 US 27 N. A von Park, FL33825 (863 DAVID McGOVERN David Hugh McGovern, 46, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2012.H e was an avid sportsman, but most importantly he was a proud man. Proud of his sons, Mark and Matthew, and the men they are.D avids word was stone. If he gave you his word, you could always depend on him. He was a friend to many and had an extremely generouss pirit. He always gave to others while witholding from himself. David was preceded in death by his dear sister PattyM cGovern, his father Hugh McGovern, and uncle Douglas Stephenson. D avid was born to Patricia and Hugh McGovern on Sept. 30, 1965 in Flint,M ich. He moved to Sebring with his family in 1993 and f ulfilled a dream of owning his own business. He is survived by his lovi ng family: his wife, Cheryl McGovern; his sons, Senior A irman Mark McGovern and wife Kristina and son Giovanni Rae, and Specialist Matthew McGovern; his mother and stepfather,P atricia and David MacLean of Mesa, Ariz.; his sisters a nd brothers-in-law, Vicki and Stan Hornacek of Cedar, Mich., Janis and Ed Wrighto f Manistique, Mich., and Susan and Brad Geiger of C oncord, N.H.; his aunt and uncle, Roger and Linda Morgan of West Branch, M ich.; aunt, Pat Stephenson of Torch River, Mich.; his mother-in-law, Patricia Villere of Sebring; father-inlaw, John (Jano f Sebring; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He will be missed continually and loved forever. God speed. Rest in Peace. A memorial service will be held at Avon Park Lakes B aptist Church, Avon Park, on Monday, April 30 at 4:30 p.m. Arrangements made by Fountain Funeral Home, A von Park. L ARRYROBERTS Larry Roberts, age 77, of S ebring, died on Friday, April 20, 2012 in Sebring. He was born on Nov. 5, 1934 in San Angelo, Texas, t o Clyde M. and Edythe C. (Robbins was a minister for the Avon Park Church of Christ, had been the Vice President of the Lubbock Christian University in Lubbock, Texas, the President of Nor th Eastern Christian College in Villanova, Penn., the President of York College i n York, Neb., received his D octorate from Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif ., and has been a resident here since 2003, formerly of Norfolk, Va. H e is survived by his wife, Dorothy Lee Roberts of Sebring; daughter, Julie (Clayguson of Cape C oral; sons Rob (Melinda Roberts of Atlanta, Ga., and Brian Roberts of Macon, Ga.; grandchildren Austin R oberts, Ethan Roberts, and Adrienne Ferguson; sistersE dy Bavousett of Amarillo, T exas, and Betty Gwen Mayard of Orange, Tecas. Funeral services will be h eld on Wednesday, April 2 5, 2012 at the Avon Park Church of Christ with inter ment in the Bougainvillea Cemetery in Avon Park. S ervices have been entrusted to: S tephenson-Nelson Funera l Home Sebring, Fla. www.stephensonnelsonfh.co m Death NoticePatricia King 70, of Sebring, died Wednesday morning. Arrangements are being handled by Fountain Funeral Home, Avon Park. OB ITUARIES Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun COMMUNITYBRIEFS Courtesy photo Aktion Club, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Sebring, consists of individuals with disabilities who volunteer in their community to do civic projects. Aktion Club cleans roadway as part of the 2012 Great American Cleanup (GAColunteers from the Aktion Club picked up litter on College Drive, their adopted road. But this time it is part of the many cleanup and beautification projects during the 2012 GAC sponsored by Keep Highlands County Beautiful, Inc., and Choice Environmental and national Keep America Beautiful sponsor, Nestle Pure Life.The annual Great American Cleanup focuses on special projects from March 1 through May 31. 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C M Y K a.m. The APPD was the first to arrive on the scene. Officer Justin Norris and David Pearlman stated they were called out at 9:44 a.m. The family of eight all escaped from the home without harm. Homeowner and father Walner Josue lived in the home along with his wife, their five children and grandfather. It started in the laundry room, said an obviously distraught Walner Josue. I was sleeping and they came in and woke me up. James Josue, a student at South Florida Community College, was equally distraught at the sight of the fire departments working to extinguish the burning home. I think it was my sister who saw it first. Everybody got out, James Josue said. Jamess 13-year-old sister saw the flames emerging from the laundry room and managed to warn her family members in time, according to James. The youngest of the Josue children is 7 years old. Rose Josue, also a student at SFCC, could hardly believe the scene. This was my home, Rose Josue said somberly. Ive lived here up until today. Im so glad everybody got out but we have lost everything. Clothes, pictures, his (James The family members were unable to retrieve any items from the home as they exited the burning structure. Both Rose and James stated that the family did not own a dryer, so they were not sure what could have started the fire The fire departments were able to extinguish the fire in a little more than 30 minutes. The Josue family members stated that they were not sure where they would go or what they would do to pick up the pieces after the tragic morning. The Red Cross was notified to provide assistance to the family. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 22, 2012Page 7A g rad 2012; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; grad 2012; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 9 9 1 1 9 9 DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 04/22/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 1 1 2 2 1 1 By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated PressS ANFORD By questioning a state investigator on the witness stand during a routine bail hearing, George Zimmermans defense attorney showed some of the weak-n esses in prosecutorsclaims that the neighborhood watch volunteer committed second-degree murder, legal experts say. Ajudge ruled Friday that Z immerman can be released on $150,000 bail while he awaits trial on murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin during a Feb. 26 confrontation in a Sanford, Fla. gated com-m unity. Zimmerman apologized to Martins parents, who were in the courtroom for the bail hearing, in as urprise appearance on the witness stand. Zimmerman is pleading not guilty and claims self-defense. I am sorry for the loss of your son, said Zimmerman, 28, marki ng the first time he has spoken in public about the confrontation with the unarmed black teen. I did notk now how old he was. I thought he was a little bit younger than I am. I d id not know if he was armed or not. The apology came after Zimmermans defense attorney, Mark OMara, questioned an inves-t igator for the special prosecutor, sentence by sentence, about a proba ble cause affidavit the investigator signed outlining certain facts in the case. I nvestigator Dale Gilbreath testified that he does not know whether M artin or Zimmerman threw the first punch and that there is no evidence to disprove Zimmermans c ontention he was walking back to his vehicle when confronted by Martin. The affidavit says Zimmerman confronted Martin and a struggle ensued. G ilbreath also said Zimmermans claim that Martin was slamming his head against the sidewalk just before he shot the teenager was not consistent with the evidence we found. He gave no details. L egal observers said the questioning of Gilbreath was strategic ally smart for OMara since the investigators statements can be used at a later date to either contra-d ict other testimony or be used to decide how to question other witn esses. I thought it was a really great thing to do, said Tom Mesereau, a L os Angeles attorney whose clients have included singer Michael Jackson and actor Robert Blake. He used the hearing to get information that can only help hisd efense. What was supposed to be strictly a hearing for bail, he used it as a discovery device, and was able to nail the investigator into making very, very pointed statements about the investigation anda bout what evidence they have. The questioning exposed some o f the weaknesses in the states case, said Kendall Coffey, a former U.S. Attorney in Miami who isn ow in private practice. There are many miles left in t his case but I think OMara helped the defense by eliciting those responses, Coffey said. He is g oing to look for the chance to cross-examine that same investigator and ask him the same questions. If the investigator changes his story, he is going to lose credi-b ility with the jury Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda dismissed any notion that the investigators testimony chipped away at their case. ou have not heard all of the e vidence, de la Rionda said after the hearing. Please be patient and w ait for the trial. Bail is not unheard of in seconddegree murder cases, and legale xperts had predicted it would be granted for Zimmerman because of h is ties to the community, because he turned himself in after he was charged last week, and because he h as never been convicted of a serious crime. Prosecutors had asked for $1 million bail, citing two previous scrapes Zimmerman had with thel aw, neither of which resulted in charges. In 2005, he had to take anger management courses after he was accused of attacking an undercover officer who was trying toa rrest Zimmermans friend. In another incident, a girlfriend accused him of attacking her. In taking the stand, Zimmerman opened himself up to questionsf rom de la Rionda, who grilled him on whether he made an apology to police on the night of the shooting, and why he waited so long to express remorse to Martins par-e nts. Zimmerman said he told police he felt sorry for the parents. He also said he didnt say anything to them sooner because his formera ttorneys told him not to. The parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, had no comment ast hey left the courtroom. Their attorneys spurned the apology. This was the most disingenuous a nd unfair thing Ive seen, said attorney Natalie Jackson. This w as the most unmeaningful apology As part of the bail hearing, Z immermans family testified that he wouldnt flee if released and w ould be no threat to the community. He is absolutely not a violent person, said his wife, Shellie Zimmerman. Z immermans father, Robert Zimmerman, said that even when c onfronted, his son was likely to turn the other cheek. The father also described his sons injuries them orning after Martin was shot, saying he had a cut and swollen l ip, a protective cover over his nose and gashes on the back of his head. Z immermans mother, Gladys, said her son worked with two black children as part of a mentoring program that required him to venture into a dangerous neighbor-h ood. He said, Mom, if I dont go, they dont have nobodyshe recalled. Experts: Zimmerman attorney made smart move M CT Defense attorney Mark O'Mara highlights a portion of an affidavit during George Zimmermans bond hearing f or the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester's courtroom in Sanford on Friday. Lester ruled that Zimmerman can be released on $150,000 bail as he awaits trial. GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE followed scent from the scene of the crime to 2160 Longbottom Road, which sits about 400 feet directly east of the crime scene, according to the report. Detectives noticed shoe imprints in the front yard that matched those found at the crime scene. McHargue, who goes by Kevin Cook, was arrested and transported to the Bartow Juvenile Assessment Center charged with first degree arson, burglary of a dwelling and tampering with evidence. Continued from page 1A t ration rules are very strict. FCATsub-tests and end-ofcourse exams have to be given in a specific order and within a specific time frame,w hich electrical glitch did not affect. FCATtesting is completed at the elementary school level, but continues this weeka t middle and high schools. The next round of academic testing begins as the FCAT ends. Those students, including students in middle school, who are taking geometry, b iology 1, algebra 1 and American history have to pass standardized end-ofcourse tests. All testing in one subject m ust be completed in a district before testing for the next subject may begin, Fleck said. Aschool cannot take more than two weeks toa dminister all the end-ofcourse exams. When middle school students do not pass an end-ofcourse test, they still get credit for taking the course, but their work does not count t oward high school requirements until the test is passed. Fleck emphasized that students have multiple opportunities to retake tests everyy ear, including during the summer after a three-week camp provides remedial instruction. e usually capture the m ajority of kids that way Fleck said. Children will do better if they get to bed early, have a nutritious breakfast, and arrive at school on time. 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C M Y K LIVING B SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, April 22, 2012 Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesWhatCanYouDo?If you have a budding entrepreneur in the family,what can you do to encourage and equip them to take on the challenges of starting and running a business? Kim Danger,personal finance expert and founder of MommySavers.com,says that even if youre not a business-minded person,you can help your child or teen grow in this area. s never too early to start learning about financial matters, whether its managing their allowances or starting their own dogsitting service,Danger says. In addition to talking with them about money matters and being a good role model when it comes to finances,there are some things you can do to help them get some real-world business experiences.Take them seriously. If they have an idea for a product improvement or a service they can provide to neighbors,dont dismiss it. Listen to the idea and ask them questions to help them figure out how to make that idea a reality. Even if they dont make a dime, thell get a boost in confidence and some lessons in planning and critical thinking that will pay off later.Dont do too much. It can be very tempting for adults to take over a project and do it right,but kids need to learn from mistakes,and to take responsibility for decisions and their consequences. Entrepreneurship means facing a lot of challenges that require persistence,patience,determination and creative problem solving. Thell miss out on all those lessons if you do the legwork for them.Make sure its a labor of love. Its one thing to come up with an idea to make some short-term pocket money. But starting a business takes a lot of time and effort,so it needs to be something that they can be passionate about. Starting a pet-care business when they dont really love dogs will not end well.F AMILY FEATURES Do your kids keep asking what they can do to earn more allowance? Do they know how to save up for something they want? You might have a budding entrepreneur on your hands. From setting up a lemonade stand on the corner to creating smartphone apps,kids are learning the ropes of running a business early. The 2011 Free Enterprise National Survey found that 64 percent of high school juniors were interested in starting or owning their own businesses. And,in fact,15 percent of respondents had already started their own business.The 2010 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundations Youth Entrepreneurship Survey found that 40 percent of students between the ages of 8 and 24 would like to start a business in the future,or already have done so. Yet with all this interest in entrepreneurship,few students are getting this information from school. According to the Council for Economic Education,only 15 states require public high schools to offer a personal finance course, and there are no national standards for an entrepreneurial education. Kids have energy,imagination and creativity that could very well lead to the next big idea or make a big difference in their world,says Danger. All they need is some encouragement from you and they can start creating their own future today. Danger says that you can also connect your kids with tools and resources that let them play,learn and experiment,all of which can encourage them to pursue entrepreneurship.PlayA game such as Nintendos Fortune Street for the Wii console lets kids of all ages have fun while making a variety of business and economic decisions.As players make investments and face a dynamic stock market, they can experience the thrill of seeing rewards for their smart financial choices.By investing in property to influence real estate value,players can enjoy the fun of watching their in-game communities grow and thrive.The ability to play using a mix of well-known Nintendo characters including favorites from the Mario franchise and the DRAGON QUEST universe adds an element of familiarity and imagination.The interactive board game can be played online against friends, and has different skill settings,so even business beginners can have a blast while they learn. Find out more at fortunestreet.nintendo.com.LearnThere are a variety of online resources that students and parents can use to learn more about finances,business and entrepreneurship.The Council for Economic Education (www.econedlink.org) has lesson plans,work sheets and activities for kids in grades K. Examples include Twenty Money-Making Ideas for Young Persons,and Earning a ProfitActivities.Junior Achievement (studentcenter.ja.org) has articles,games and videos geared to help young people start their own businesses.The U.S. Small Business Administration created Mind Your Own Biz (www.mindyourownbiz.org) to walk students through five easy steps to business ownership.Yes Kidz Can! (www.yeskidzcan.com) has articles and ideas about Social Entrepreneurism,as well as small grants for kids starting socially minded enterprises.ExperimentWrestling with ideas and putting them into practice is great experience for any budding entrepreneur. Many kid inventors got their ideas by playing with things like clay,art materials,building-block toys and even computer software. Give them materials to work (and play imaginations go.The Small Business Administration has a number of resources for teens and students interested in starting their own businesses. Visit www.SBA.org,and go to the Services page for more information.There are a growing number of competitions geared for student inventors. Look into the Student Ideas for a Better America contest by the National Museum of Education for students K (nmoe.org/gallery); The FIRST Robotics Competition for grades 9 to 12 (www.usfirst.org); or any of the Rube Goldberg Machine Contests (www.rubegoldberg.com).ResourcesforDevelopingMoneySavvyKids

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C M Y K D ear Abby: Melody has been my best friend since we were in the fourth grade. (Wre now in our 30s.) Over the past few years,Melodys life has changed. She separated from her husband,lives alone and shares custody of their three children. She started dating almost immediately after her separation,going out with almost anyone who showed her a little attention. Shes now involved with a man who told her hes bisexual and has never taken her out on a date. (Still,he never hesitates to call and ask her to clean his bathroom or cook him a meal.) Shes always crying on my shoulder because she ends up with losers,yet the picture she has on her profile on all the dating sites shows her ina skimpy bikini. One evening Melody asked me why she cant attract a decent man.I told her that she needs to love herself before she can be loved. I also mentioned that if she wants to stop attracting sleazy men,she should consider changing her profile picture. She became angry and hasnt spoken to me since. As a friend I felt it was my responsibility to tell her the truth. I want to help get her life back on track in a positive way.Was I wrong to be honest with her? Had Her Best Interest At Heart Dear Had: Your straight answer clearly wasnt what your friend wanted to hear, but you did the right thing by being honest with her. In light of the length of your friendship,call and offer her an apology if I hurt your feelings.Lets hope that once she cools off,shell appreciate that you said something important. Because of the way shes advertising herself on her profile,its little wonder the men shes attracting are looking for nothing more than two headlights and a tan. Yipes! Dear Abby: When I was 25 I placed a baby girl for adoption. I made a decisionI thought was best for her and for me. I am 50 now and still believe I made the right decision. Last year she searched for and found me. I answered all her questions and eventually met with her and her p arents. By all accounts she has a wonderful family and had a great childhood. We have stayed in touch through email. She wanted to meet my family,but I put her off for months. Eventually I gave in,and she met some of my siblings and their families. She and her cousinsget along well and stay in touch through Facebook or other social sites. Abby,I feel nothing toward this girl. There is no maternal attachment. I did my job as a good mother and made sure she had the home I could not give her. IfI never see her again it wouldnt bother me. I have looked online for other women who feel as I do,but all I find are women in constant pain and sorrow over a child they gave up. I cant be the only woman who feels this way. Im not looking for a way to change my feelings. I just need to know Im not a cold-hearted freak. Fine With My Decision Dear Fine: You are not a cold-hearted freak. Youre a woman who never bonded with her baby. Please stop beating yourself up for not feeling something for a person who is a virtual stranger. When I hear from other women who read this letter and who feel as you d o please notice I didnt say ifI hear from them I will share their thoughts with you. You have not been able to find a group online because they are not looking for support from others. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Page 2BNews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012www.newssun.com 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 DIVERSIONS HISSSTORYB y JOHN LAMPKIN ACROSS 1 Potato press 6 Point the finger at 12 Endure 1 6 Local govt. unit 19 Jumper cable connection point 20 Small bite 21 Sea lion predator 22 Calder Cup org. 23 Out of favor 24 Healthy, happy newborn snake? 2 7 Amen prompter 29 Future J.D.'s hurdle 30 Aircraft pioneer S ikorsky 31 Shepard in space 32 Roth investments 33 Polish prose 35 Persian Gulf leader 3 6 Great Smokies st. 3 7 Foreign policy gp. 38 Wild and crazy snake? 41 Giggle4 2 Taster's sense of t aste 4 4 Pro foe 45 Made a profit on, perhaps 46 Put the __ on: quash 47 NFL analyst C ollinsworth 4 8 Moral misstep 4 9 West Bank initials 50 Kneeling figure, in art 51 Injure gravely 52 McDonald's arches, e .g. 5 3 A word from P.M. R oget 54 Fragrant wood 55 Miraculous food 56 Sun-withered tea 58 Critic's bestowal 59 Schmoozing snake? 61 Transportation option 65 Pipsqueak 67 Takes cover 68 Ain't put right? 6 9 Conk on the head 72 Poi ingredient 7 3 Deposits in 52-Down 7 4 Barren 75 Top gun 76 "Now __ seen everything!" 77 Sierra Club founder 78 Self-conscious smile 79 Delaware Valley tribe 81 1998 Literature Nobelist Saramago 8 2 Ship's treasurer 83 Dens 84 Dashing young snake? 87 Some OR staff 89 No longer fooled by 90 Bumps hard 9 1 Seemingly forever 9 2 Tune two croon 9 3 Jumpy critter 94 "Cheerio!" 95 What there oughta be9 7 Full of vitality 99 Snake in the glass? 1 03 Peasant's porridge 1 04 Siesta time: Abbr. 105 Beachfront propert y? 106 "Sexy!" 1 07 Driving hazard 1 08 Kisses, in letters 1 09 Charon's waterway 110 Woven fabrics 111 Soup partner D OWN 1 Trail mix tidbit 2 Essential self 3 Poolside snake's shedding spot? 4 Red-coated cheeses 5 Update, in a way 6 Embassy VIP 7 "Enough already!" 8 Like a curmudgeon 9 Middies' sch. 10 Shakers, but notm overs 11 Quarterback Manning 12 Robert of "Prizzi's Honor" 1 3 Shaded area 14 Surgery memento1 5 Bar account 16 Makes the rounds ata n affair 1 7 Sportscaster Keith Jackson's catchphrase1 8 Anticipated 2 5 Radiant auras 26 "Bullitt" director 28 Below, quaintly3 4 Dr. with Grammys 35 "Nurse Jackie" extras,b riefly 3 8 Over and done with 3 9 Yacht basin 4 0 Classic Belushi come dy, or an apt descript ion of this puzzle's g rid? 4 1 Part of a dovetail joint 4 3 They keep to themselves 45 Strictness 46 Keystone cutups 4 7 "Enough already!" 48 Cobbler's inventory 5 1 Computer shortcut 5 2 Mineral-laden d eposits 5 5 Wavy fabric pattern 56 Harder to explain 57 "__ Fairy Tales" 5 9 Smooth-tongued 60 Less stuffy 62 Run-of-the-mills nake? 63 The Information Age 64 Roughly six trillion mi. 66 Small swabs 69 Everything, informally 70 Marine flora and fauna 71 Hair shirt wearers 74 Dn Laoghaire's land 77 Comfy slip-ons 78 Full of bubbles 80 "We're on __ to nowhere": Talking Heads lyric 81 Malcolm-__ Warner of "The Cosby Show" 82 Camera move 84 Hard-core, filmwise 85 "Little help here, bud?" 86 Poet Amy 88 Done at the salon 90 Hardly fair 92 Alfalfa's heartthrob 94 Pointer's word 95 Assert 96 Taylor of "Six Feet Under" 98 Breakfast fare 100 Warning from the critters that appear to be slithering through the grid? 101 Web address part 102 Dorm figs. Solution on page 5B A blank page sits in front of me right now. I pray and contemplate what to write. S ometimes ideas pop up like seedlings buried under the dirt; or, like fish readilyb iting at the surface when food is tossed to them. O ther times,however, ideas seem to snuggle down and bury themselves in ar ock or crevice. I must dig out,dust off and examine c losely for a sparkle to glimmer across my mind. Lately,its been more of t he hidden gems then the popping of colorful bloss oms. Yet this less invigorating from of writing reaps the rewards of discovery that provides nourishment. Dead seeds will be broughtt o life. Colorful ideas will germinate and grow. I s not just about writing. Its about life. Have you been in that p lace where your life is like a blank page? I think weve a ll experienced that. I know I have. Wre used to being busy; p roductive. Then it seems much of the things that have kept us actively engaged are being stripped away for one reason or another. Change isi n the air; but,its not tangible and leaves us wondering whats up. Recently I found myself in that place. Lethargy wasb eginning to take hold. I was sighing too often. T ruthfully,I didnt know what to do about it. T hen it occurred to me that I needed to dig into Gods Word. I craved his nourishment like ac rying,hungry child seeks to be satisfied. I hadnt neglected my quiett ime.But,I needed input and direction.So,I looked throughp ast studies Id done.When I found Believing God by Beth Moore,I knew theL ord was answering my hearts cry. B efore I even began the study,I personalized Psalm 121 a Psalm I had mem-o rized as a child and one I had been returning to freq uently. It had been influential at another momentous time in my life. Reading verse 1,NKJV,I will lift up my eyes to the hills f rom whence comes my help? My help comes from t he Lord,who made heaven and earth,was the direction I sought. T hen changing youto my,I affirmed that God w ouldnt let my foot be moved; he would keep me and not slumber; the Lord is m y keeper and preserver. Bolstered by Gods word, I stepped expectantly into the study.It was time to have present,active,contin-u al faith in God because he is alive and active in me. I leaned into his power knowing nothing is impossible with God. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Alive, active, powerful Pause And Consider Jan Merop Special to the News-SunAries (March 21-April 20) Engage in a little critical thinking this week, Aries. You have great mental energy going on,and you will be able to ask all of the right questions to get things done. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus,your finances need extra attention this week,so be sure to set aside some time to look at your books. This way you avoid a potential crisis. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Take action with work partners to get things done this week,Gemini. Make sure to communicate well, especially reaching those who may be out of touch or distracted. Cancer (June 22-July 22) Cancer,focus your energy on the various tasks at hand this week. You may have to hunker down for some time to get things done,but it will be well worth it. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Make this week about sharing your feelings with a loved one,Leo. Let him or her know whats in your heart and spend quality time working on your relationship. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo,do whatever you can to restrain yourself this week. Things may not be going your way,but dont fret too much and ride it out until next week. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23 Libra,your social energy enables you to express yourself clearly to others who are operating by your examp le. Its a great time to share your feelings with others. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio,focus on an impulse that can lead you in all different directions. Check in with someone you trust to help you think everything through. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Sagittarius,this week is a good time to gather some friends and form a united force against an issue to which you object. Get your message across without stepping on any toes. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn,you are moving so quickly through the things you need to get done that youre wondering why it seemed so challenging just a few days ago. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius,you have what it takes to make a big difference,so recruit a few other people who are content to march behind you toward the same goals. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Give free reign to your emotions,Pisces. Its alright to show frustration or even anger if it fits the particular situation. Famous birthdaysApril 22 John Waters, director,66; April 23 George Lopez,comic actor, 51; April 24 Kelly Clarkson,singer,30; April 25 Renee Zellweger, actress,43; April 26 Kane, wrestler,45; April 27 Ace Frehly,musician,61; April 28 Jessica Alba,actress, 31. Virgo, work on restraining yourself this week Woman looking for decent guy should heed advice Horoscope Dear Abby GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE

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C M Y K By BETH J. HARPAZ A ssociated PressNEW YORK Never m ind a text that meekly asks will u go 2 prom w/me? Todays teenagers are taki ng a cue from elaborately staged wedding proposals, i nviting each other to prom with flash mobs,scavenger hunts,homemade musicv ideos and even airplane banners flying over the beach. A nd while coming up with clever or romantic ways t o ask someone to prom isnt an entirely new concept,the effort and expense going into the big ask these days has given rise to a new term:P rom-posal. This year is the first time weve done prom invitations,said Remy Colin, owner of Aerial Messages,a company that charges $600 for a plane to fly a bannerw ith a message on it. Its expensive as hell for a high s chooler who doesnt have any money,but weve done two in the past three months,one in Myrtle Beach,S.C.,and one inT ampa,Fla. Alex Chichkov,17, arranged for a plane trailing Come to prom with me, Kayla?to fly over a studentf undraiser his girlfriend Kayla Bennett was attending at King High School in Tampa in March. ve seen it for weddings and I wanted to do something huge or unique,said Alex,a senior who paid for the flyover with money he earned working at a family business. I didnt want to do anything generic. In the history of the school,no one has done anything that big. Its going to be my only prom,first time ever,last time ever,with someone whos been my girlfriend for two and a half years,so it deserves to be that big. The plane flew over a student Relay for Life event, which raises money for the American Cancer Society, right before the talent show, while a sound system playeda Michael Buble cover of the Frank Sinatra song, Come Fly With Me. Everyone was cheering and she had the biggest smile on her face,Alex said. Naturally,Kayla said y es. Rebecca Leet,17,had an a udience of over 250 people for a prom-posal from her boyfriend,Joe Nelson,18.R ebecca and Joe both worked on a school performa nce of Thoroughly Modern Millieat Collierville High School in Collierville,Tenn.A t the end of the show,their teacher,Keith Salter,told the audience to stay put for one m ore thing. Joe came out on stage,got d own on one knee and pulled out a box with a ring in it. s not what you think! Salter quickly assured the audience,as some gasped,t hinking it was a teenage marriage proposal. Then Joe popped the question the prom question. She got all teary and said yes,Joe said. It made my day just k nowing I did something memorable and she really e njoyed it. Nancy Darling,an Oberlin College professor of psychology who studies adolescent development,saidt eenage relationships go through stages,one of which is taking the romance public. s a public declaration of I really want to go to thep rom,and I like you!she said. She added that despite stereotypes of teens as sexdriven and aggressive,data shows kids are now becoming more conservative socially,with less sexual i ntercourse than previous generations. Wre back to b eing romantic,she said. And while some promposals come from girls,mosta re planned by boys,letting them show off this whole s weet side that doesnt get a lot of chance to come up, said Darling. Wve reallyu nderestimated the romance of guys. The Heart Bandits,a romance event coordinating companthat usually a rranges marriage proposals, has,for the first time this year,gotten requests for help with prom-posals,said Michele Velazquez,co-o wner of the company. The Heart Bandits created a scavenger hunt in Santa Monica,Calif.,that led a girl to a classroom with candles, rose petals and her prospective date holding a Will youg o to prom?sign. In Michigan,signs were p osted on a road ending with an invitation to prom. Velazquez said shes had inquiries from other teens, but most cant afford the$ 300 pricetag. But many prom-posals are creative without costing a fortune. In East Greenwich, R.I.,baker Michael Valentea t Felicias Coffee got an order for a cake with a frosting heart and the words, Juliana,Prom?It was something new for me, Valente said. But I think it was so sweet. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 22, 2012Page 3B church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 8 8 DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 4/8,15,22,29; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 7 7 2 2 9 9 Special to the News-SunAVON PARK On March 21,the board members of the Friends of theA von Park Library met and discussed exciting possibilities for new childrens programs to be held at the library during the summerm onths. Activities under construction are a Pirates Week; a Prince and Princess Week; entertainment by the Everglades ChildrensM useum; puppet shows; story time and childrens v ideos. Mary Beth Isaacson,Avon Parks new librarian,is working witht he Friends to introduce these new summer activities f or Avon Parkschildren. A young,enthusiastic newcomer,Isaacson is happy to join the Avon Park community. A new annual Friendsscholars hip to pay for books and tuition to South FloridaC ommunity College is in the p lanning stages. This will be especially exciting as itw ill be a venue for the Friends to exert an ongoing posit ive influence on the youth of Avon P ark for years to come. The Avon Park Public Library is one of the jewels of Avon Park. Six years agot he Friends donated $25,000 to help renovate the library. In 2012,the library has a childrens area with books,computers, videos and reading tables. The adult section contains ad ozen computer stations, adult fiction,non-fiction, r eference books and newspapers. The Friends continue to take a special interest in Avon Pars youth as young library-goers becomea dult readers. The FriendsUsed Bookstore,conveniently located in the library,sells clean books at low prices.B uy these books to help support the Friendscommunity service. For information about the Bookstore or how to become a Friend, call the book store at 4524400. All book store volunteers are Friends,but not all Friends are volunteers. Libraries have been in existence since ancient times,when books consisted of scrolls of papyrus paper or parchment. The Alexandria Library,in Egypt,was the largest in the ancient world. In Europe,monastic scribes in dark monasteries spent their lives working during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance,decorating treasured manuscripts with delicate,colorful drawings of flowers and vines. When King Henry VIII ordered the burning of Englands monasteries between 1536-1541,most of these irreplaceable manuscripts were lost. But some of the glorious manuscripts can still be seen under glass today in the British Museum. Englands ancient Bodleian Library in Oxfords till serves as a revered functioning library for scholars today. Harvard Colleges Houghton Library also has an important col-l ection of early books and manuscripts. A public library is an important part of a town. Originally,only the wealthy had libraries or access tol ibraries. AndrewCarnegie, Scottish-American industria list and philanthropist, built his first public library of locally quarried stone inh is hometown, Dunfermline,Scotland,in 1 883. A stylized sun with a carved motto,Let there be light,was over the entrance. Between 1883 and 1929, 2 ,509 Carnegie libraries were built a round the world. In the United States; 1,689 wereb uilt,the first one in 1889 in B raddock,Pa., home to one of the Carnegie SteelC ompans mills. Carnegie believed in a society based o n merit,where anyone who w orked hard could become successful. Carnegies libraries were all substantial,simple but beautifully designed build-i ngs which were usually built in large towns,like Cincinnati. Homebound people or people who lived in small towns or in the countryside often did not have access toa large library. In 1857 a perambulating library s erved eight villages in Cumbria,England. In 1904, a mule-drawn wagon carrying wooden boxes of books served as a bookmobile inC hester County,S.C. In 1905,the librarian at Washington County,Md., started one of the first American book wagons thatt ook the books directly to homes in remote areas. Other types of bookmobiles include:A camel library service in Kenya; a donkey-drawn library in Zimbabwe; a donkey-drawn library in Colombia; a library ship,Epos,in Western Norway; and elephant libraries in Thailand. Along with the economy, great schools,low crime statistics,the weather, affordable housing and being family-friendly,having a public library is one of the criteria used by people in deciding where they want to live. Avon Parks annual influx of northern visitors indicates that this is a great place to live. And they do enjoy going to the Avon Park Library and Used Bookstore. Avon Parks Public Library,part of the Heartland Consortium of Libraries,welcomes you. Go to the library. Check it out. Take a book to go. Friends of Avon Park Library plan for new programs Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times/MCT Alex Hom, right,found a unique way to ask Brooke Drury to the upcoming winter formal at South Pasadena High School. He gathered 20 friends to create a flash mob dance with 18 roses and signs. Teens are using creative ways to ask dates to formals, proms and other high school dances. Elaborate prom invites get new name: Prom-posals PROM Associated PressIts a prom must-have, r ight up there with the dress and shoes:The guys tie must match the girls gown. And many teens today use cell phones toa id the color coordination. Kourtney Ziercher took a picture of her dress in the store to send to her date, Michael George,for her prom last year inC hesterfield,Mo. I told him it was burnt o range,and he got the tie to match,she said. She knew that it was n ot a typical color,but the tie I got even had a little d esign on it that matched the design on the dress, Michael said,referring to a light tiger stripe print on the fabric. She was reallye xcited about it. The girls dress is a big deal. If the o utfit doesnt go perfectly, if the guy isnt matching, its a problem. I made surei t worked. In Fort Collins,Colo., A my Weintraub sent a picture of her chocolate brown dress to her date,L uke Siddens,and he used the image to get a matching tie and vest for their p rom last week at Poudre High School. I didnt realize he wanted to match me,Amy said. He just kind of decided that on his own. It was a little lighter than thed ress,but it matched pretty well. For homemade dresses, ties can always be made from leftover fabric. For a 2010 prom at the Stanley Humphries SecondaryS chool in Castlegar, British Columbia,Canada, A rielle Roberts made her own dress with the help of a grandmother and aunt. Her dates mom sewed a matching tie when theg reen bow-tie and cummerbund shed ordered for him werent quite the right shade,Arielle said. But with so many dresse s store-bought these days, and with cell phone photos sometimes producing unreliable hues,stores often provide physical swatches to assist in color coordination. For proms, tie must match the d ress Activities may include Pirate Week, Prince and Princess Week The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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C M Y K Page 4BNews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012www.newssun.com FLORIDA HOSPITAL HEARTLAND A/P; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, c elebrity dinner; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 7 7 3 3 0 0 Crown Pointe PP; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, p/u 04/15; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 9 9 5 5 2 2 By DAVID SHARP A ssociated PressPORTLAND,Maine Think Katy Perry and vinyl,a nd a hip-hugging dress might come to mind. The 27-year-old pop artist is among musicians going old school releasingm usic on pressed vinyl records to help celebrate Record Store Day. Perry,whos too young to have thumbed through 45rpm singles when she was ag irl,joins an eclectic mix that includes David Bowie, P aul McCartney,the Misfits, White Stripes,the late James Brown and The FlamingL ips and Heady Fwends with special vinyl releases to cele brate the hometown record store on Saturday. All of that vinyl more than 300 offerings represents a bright spot for ther oughly 2,000 indie music retailers facing stiff competit ion from online music sales and streaming music services. There would be fewer stores,if it wasnt for the r esurgence of vinyl,said Chris Brown from Bull Moose,a chain of 10 storesi n Maine and New Hampshire,who hatched the idea for Record Store Day. N ow in its fifth year, Record Store Day got off to a raucous start with Metallica in San Francisco in 2008,a year after the idea was tossed out by Brown ata conference of indie retaile rs. Its evolved into an annual event that gave an 8 percent sales bump to stores last year and is now being celebrated around the world in countries including Brazil, A ustralia,Romania and Germany. For a time,it was unclear w hether independent record stores would survive mega stores like Tower Records, a nd then the move to online sales with the ubiquitous i Pod and now the growing popularity online services like Rhapsody,Pandora and Spotify. Indeed,hundreds of mom-and-pop stores did shutt heir doors. But about 2,000 stores remain in business today, and the number has been relatively stable over the past few years,said Ken Glaser, vice president of sales for A lliance Entertainment,the nations largest wholesale distributor of compact discs,D VDs and vinyl record albums. I still see a place for a s trong indie store in every community that can support o ne. I just think theres still the lure of people wanting to walk into a store and touch and feel things and talk to people,said Joel Oberstein,p resident of Almighty Institute of Music Retail,a market research firm based in Studio City,Calif. These days,vinyl records play an increasing role in bringing people through the d oors or music stores. It turns out vinyl records never really died after thec ompact disc became dominant after its 1980s introduction. These days,a new gene ration of young hipsters is helping to drive demand a long with people who grew up with albums and audio purists who think vinyl albums still sound better than todays digital music. L ast year,vinyl albums sales grew 39 percent,with about 3.9 million albums being sold,and sales are up about 10 percent so far this year,according to Nielsen Soundscan. R ecord Store Day last year represented the biggest day of the year for vinyls ales. Perry,for her part,is releasing a 12-inch pink v inyl single Part of Me with Tommie Sunshines M egasix Smash-Upon the flipside. Arcade Fire is releasing Sprawl IIas a 12-inch vinyl single,and Bowie is releasing a 7-inch Starmanpicture disc. McCartney is rereleasing a 7-inch single with Another Dayand Oh Woman Oh Why.Two never-beforereleased James Brown tracks from the upcoming Live at the Apollo 50th Anniversarywill be released on a single. M any of the offerings will be unique pressings. The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends are releasinga swirly-colored double LP f eaturing collaborations with a number of artists. White Stripes is releasing a redand-black single with Handspringsand Red Death at 6:14.The Misfits,a punk band,will release the 1982 Walk Among Uson c olored vinyl. David Bakula,senior vice president for analytics atN ielsen,said he thinks therell always be room for r ecord stores because they cater to hardcore music fans and offer special formats. Thank God there are still those music fans out therew hore interested in supporting these stores and supporti ng these formats and supporting these bands. You have a perfect consumere cosystem there where demand is met by supply, h e said from his office in Los Angeles. At Bull Moose in P ortlands Old Port,Pat Markley was thumbing through the new and used r ock CDs Thursday night. He said he likes shopping at a store because he gets to hear new music,and because there are people to help if hes looking for an obscure music titles. I could spend hours looking around here and I have. Ive been with my brother and sister and Ive annoyed them to no end, Markley said. New vinyl album releases give record stores a much needed kick M CT V inyl records used to be all oldies, but artists have begun releasing albums on the classic format once again.

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C M Y K By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment WriterL OS ANGELES As a kid,Ryan Seacrest idolized Dick Clark. As an adult,he modeled his career after the entertainment giant andh elped him carry on with his annual New Years Eve celebration after a stroke took its toll. He called the 82-year-old m ogul who died Wednesday one of the greatest influences in my life. Now Seacrest uncannily in the Dick Clark mold i s left to carry on the youthful vitality and innovative spirit that Clark used soe ffectively to meld music and media. And the 37-year-old is w ell on his way. Following Clarks playbook,Seacrest s tarted as a radio host before expanding to TV and eventually producing. Hes thev oice of his nationally syndicated morning radio show a nd the international program American Top 40. Hes the face of American Idoland E! News. Hes the producer behind KeepingU p With the Kardashians and its associated spinoffs, a long with many other shows,including Food Revolutionand Shahs ofS unset.Hes on the red carpet at the Grammys and G olden Globes. Hell be an Olympic correspondent for NBC and has hinted that he c ould take on a role at the odayshow. Sometimes when I go home and turn on the hot water faucet,I think hesg oing to come out. Hes everywhere,said longtime Hollywood publicist Michael Levine. In the short term it can provide some annoy-a nce,but in long term just adds to his iconic stature. C lark parlayed his early radio dreams into a nearly four-decade run of American Bandstand.He invested in the artists he promoted there and went on to produce hit shows like TVs Bloopers and PracticalJ okesand the American Music Awards. Seacrest enjoys a similar omnipresence,said veteran Hollywood publicist DavidB rokaw. s becoming a 21st century Dick Clark,Brokaw said. American Idolis a show for everyone,and thatp rovides Seacrest a similar platform to what Clark had with American Bandstand. S eacrest paid tribute to his mentor on American Idol on Wednesday,saying, Without Dick,a show like this would not exist. He will be missed greatly,Seacrest said. Our thoughts and prayers go outt o his family. I know hes in a better place,saying,s g et on with the show.You got it,boss. Among Seacrests other entertainment ventures:A $300 million partnershipw ith broadcasting giant Clear Channel to acquire and d evelop new media companies. e aim to build Ryan Seacrest Media into a leading multimedia companyw ith diversified assets and interests,he said when the p artnership was announced earlier this year. The entertainment industry is thriving with innovation more than ever before. I s also far more fragmented than ever before. Clark came up in the era before countless cable channels and the World WideW eb. Now the entertainment audience is everywhere. Obviously theres not the same sense of shared community today,Levine said. But a person like Ryan can create a ubiquity and a presence on many,many platforms that would mirror what Dick Clark did. This presupposes that he wont have any scandals and will remain hungry,hea dded. Seacrest shares other attributes with Clark thatc ontribute to his success, Brokaw said. Hes likable, h s got a cherubic boyish charm and enthusiasmthat makes him feel like a frienda nd he has a hand in various entertainment entities. Anybody thats in this business that has any kind of high-end talent or emerging talent,you somehow crossed paths with Dick Clark,andR yan Seacrest is the same way,Brokaw said. And,like Clark,Seacrest is a star maker. Who would the K ardashians be without Ryan Seacrest?Brokaw asked. Hes creating careers on the basis of what he does. C larks clean-cut and everyouthful image appealed to people of all ages and helped make rock nroll palatable to a generation of parents,j ust as Seacrest now does with todays stars. Clark was smart,charmi ng,funny and always a true gentleman,Seacrest said Wednesday. I learned ag reat deal from him,and Ill always be indebted to him f or his faith and support of me. He was a remarkable host and businessman andl eft a rich legacy to television audiences around the w orld. Now Seacrest hopes to do the same. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 22, 2012Page 5B highlands county dir.; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, highlands c ounty dire; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 9 9 1 1 8 8 Y MCA; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, Christian Concert; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 9 9 4 4 7 7 PRECISION SAFE & LOCK; 5.542"; 4"; Black plus three; process, 4/22,29; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 1 1 7 7 4 4 CROSSWORDSOLUTION Seacrest is heir apparent to Clarks pop influence M CTphoto American Idol host Ryan Seacrest is on his way to being the D ick Clark of the 21st century.

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C M Y K Page 6BNews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012www.newssun.com P laces 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 listingin 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 at 5 p.m.Sunday.Church phone:4526556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A (truck route) in Avon Park.Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m.For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.;Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available.Ken Lambert, Pastor.Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825.Sunday:Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;Wednesday:Evening Service, 7 p.m.;Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone:453-4256.Fax:4536986.E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N.Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev.Jon Beck, pastor;Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families;Joy Loomis, music director;Rev.Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor.Regular Sunday schedule:8:30 a.m.orchestra rehersal;9 a.m.Library open;9:30 a.m.Sunday School;11 a.m. Morning Worship;11 a.m. Childrens Church;6 p.m.evening worship.Wednesday schedule: 5 :15 p.m.supper;6 p.m.Bible Study and Prayer;6:30 p.m.Adult Choir Practice;6 p.m.childres choir rehearsals;7 p.m.mission programs.Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m.and evening worship at 7 p.m.Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.Call 453-6681 for details. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S.27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid).Your place for family, friends and faith.Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m.Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m.Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m.Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ.Sunday night worship at 6 p.m.Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m.along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children.Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863Website: www.fbclp.com.Email:information@fbclp.com.Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities:Family dinner at 5 p.m.($4 per person, reservations required).Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m.The church is at 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid.For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S.98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages.Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m.and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m.worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet.First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love.For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church,Sebring, 200 E.Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.Telephone:385-5154.Dr. David E.Richardson, senior pastor; Rev.Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities;and Rev.Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults.Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.;Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m.Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old.Becky Gotsch, director.Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S.Florida Ave., Avon Park.Mailing address is 710 W.Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339.Rev.John D. Girdley, pastor.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.;11 a.m.Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. W ednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m.Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church.Larry Ruse, pastor.Phone 655-1899.Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached.Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m.Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m.Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m.Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m.Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall.Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870.Welcome to the church where the always shines.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.;and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m.End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m.on the last Sunday of each month.The Rev.J.S.Scaggs, pastor.Church phone:382-3552. Home phone:214-3025.Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC 4400 Sparta Road.Rev.Ken Geren, interim pastor.Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S.Commerce Ave., Sebring.David C.Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.;Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m.A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing.Office phone, 3850752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road;655-2610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610.On U.S.98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC 3704 Valerie Blvd.(U.S.27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring.Tim Finch, pastor.Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;and Sunday Evening Service,6 p.m.Wednesday:Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 3823695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757.Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor.Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m.in English and 7 p.m.in Spanish;Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m.in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m.Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m.Wednesday.Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St.Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring.Mailing address:882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049;fax, 385-5169; email, office@stcathe.com ;website, www.stcathe.com .Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com;Parochial Vicar, Rev.Victor Caviedes, 3853993;Assisting Priest (retired Rev.J.Peter Sheehan;Decons, Rev.Mr.James R.McGarry and Rev.Mr.Max M.Severe.Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.Confession:First Friday 7:15-7:45 a.m.;Saturday 33:45 p.m.;or by appointment with any priest.Weekend Mass schedule:Saturday Vigil,:4 p.m.;Sunday:8 and 10:30 a.m.;Sunday Spanish Mass, noon;last Sunday of the month, 2 p.m.(Creole/French); Sunday Family Mass, 5 p.m.(Holy Family Youth Center).Daily Mass schedule:Monday through Friday: 8 a.m.& noon;Saturday, 9 a.m. St.James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215.Father Michael J. Cannon.Mass schedule:Summer (May 1 to Oct.31) Saturday Vigil,4 p.m.;Sunday 8 a.m.and 9:30 a.m.;Weekdays, 9 a.m.December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.and 11 a.m.;Weekdays 9 a.m.;and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S.27 on County Road 621), 465-7065.Ray Culpepper, senior pastor.Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.;Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m.Thelma Hall, organist;and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday:Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone.Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872.Tod Schwingel, Preacher; David Etherton, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m;Evening service at 6:30 p.m.Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m.followed by classes at 6:30 p.m.Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m.Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m.Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday.Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com.Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister;Bible School 9 a.m.;Worship 10 a.m.;Wednesday studies for all ages, 6 p.m.Nursery p rovided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL 33870.Phone:3850358 or 385-3435.The Rev.Ronald Norton, Pastor;Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m.Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL 33875.Call 382-1343. Rev.Steve Hagen, pastor.Sunday services:Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.;Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m.(off site Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N.Franklin St.Sunday:10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school.Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m.each second and fourth Wednesday.A free public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services.The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers.All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday:Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday:Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m.Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S.Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825.Minister:Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Nursery facilities are available at every service.Bible Study:Sunday, 9:30 a.m.and Wednesday, 7 p.m.Bible centered classes for all ages.Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870;385-7443.We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway.Our hours of service are:Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.;Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.;Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O.Box 1118., A vonPark, FL 33825-1118.707 W. Main St.Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday:Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages;morning worship at 10:45 a.m.;and evening service at 6 p.m.Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m.with special services for children and adults.Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries.If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.;Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.;Evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening, 7 p.m.Classes for adult children and youth.Call 465-6916.Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible ChurchChurches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m.Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade.Sunday School Bible hour (all ages (Transportation available.) 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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 22, 2012Page 7B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer .Service time is 9:30 with Holy Communion.Coffee hour following services.Newcomers welcome.Call 453-5664 or e-mail redeemer1895@aol.com Web site: redeemeravon.com .The church is at 839 HowesWay, Avon Park (two miles north of Sun N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells Dodge.) St.Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday Services:Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m.Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m.The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. u ntil 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends.Wednesday:Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m.Visitors are always welcome.The Rev.Jim K urtz, rector.Church office 3857649, for more information. St.Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852.Phone:4650051.Rev.Elizabeth L.Nelson, Rector.Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Wednesday evening:Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m.Child care available at the 8 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Sunday service.Come see what makes us different. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMERICA The Way Church EFCA, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring.Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Youth activities, 6:30 p.m.Wednesdays.The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship.Come early and stay after for fellowship time.Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor.The Way A place for you.Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:273-3674.Email: theway church@hotmail.com .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869.Dr.Randall Smith, senior pastor.Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.and 6 p.m.;Wednesday services at 7 p.m.We offer Kid CityChildrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers,and Bible studies in Spanish.Kid CityDay Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday:7 a.m.-6 p.m.(For registration call:385-3111).Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N.Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone:452-9777 or 4533771.Sunday service:Sunday School, 10 a.m.and worship, 11 a.m.Wednesday services:7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study.Pastor: W.H.Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E.Lakeview Drive., Sebring.David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev.Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.Jim Helwig, organist/choir director.Worship service at 9:30 a.m.;Holy Eucharist is every Sunday.Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month;Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Monday of month with lunch.Bringa 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 traditionalL utheran 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, 3 85-3232.Rev.Gary Kindle, pastor. Traditional Worship service, 8 a.m. Sunday;Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month.Sunday school and Bible classes:9:15 a.m. Sunday.Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m.on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday.Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies.Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782to2 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 to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours.BFC Youth, 6 p.m.;Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Children ages 4 years through fifth grade, 6 p.m.;Youth, 67:30 p.m.;Prayer time, 6:15 p.m.T odd Patterson, pastor;Andy McQuaid, associate pastor.Web site www.bfcsebring.com.Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872;386-4900.An independent community church.Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.;Bible study, 11:15 a.m.;Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.;Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.Pastor Lester Osbeck.A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway.Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue.Sunday service is at 10 a.m.;Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.A nursery and childrens church are provided.The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry.Linda M.Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com.Church phone: 314-0482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872.Phone, 382-1085.Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor.Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m.Tuesday 6 p.m.Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth;first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.;Worship at 10 a.m.Nursery and Kids World classes.Small groups meet throughout the week.Church phone is 4021684;Pastor Bruce A.Linhart. The Lors Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom.Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.;Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.;Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m.More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N.Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m.Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett.Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m.and 9 a.m.Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m.Sundays.Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds.Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger.Office:4533345.Web page at www.weareunion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd.S., Sebring, FL 33875;471-1122;e-mail unity@vistanet.net.Web site, www.unityofsebring.org.10:30 a.m.Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church.Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life EnrichmentG roups.Rev.Andrew C.Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113.A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.Sunday morning worship:Informal service, 8 a.m.;traditional service, 10:30 a .m.;Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.;choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone:385-3234;Fax:385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net ;Web site: www.cpcsebring.org .Rev.W. Darrell Arnold, pastor.Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m.Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E.Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.Phone:453-3242. The Rev.Robert Johnson is the pastor.Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.;Potluck dinner, 6 p.m.third Wednesday;choir practice, 6:30 p.m.each Wednesday;Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m.second Wednesday;Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m.second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m.third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.385-0107.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.;Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 1 p.m.;Youth Group (middle and high school 3:30-6:30 p.m.;Wednesday:Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.;Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m.Nursery available during worship.Call the church office for more information and other classes.Rev.Darrell A.Peer, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 118 N.Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742.The Rev.Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.Drew Severance, associate pastor.Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8 and 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary;contemporary worship is at 11 a.m.Sunday school classes for adults is at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m.and for all ages, adults and children, at 9:45 a.m.in the educational building. Wednesday:6:45 p.m., youth group (middle and high schoolursery and childrens ministry;7 p.m., adult small group Bible studies. Children/youth music ministry (Thursday):grades 3-5 chimes, 2:30 p.m.;grades 3-5 choir, 3:15 p.m.;grades 6-12 handbells, 3:15 p.m.Bible Counseling available by appointment, 699-0132.Call the church office for more information about the classes offered.Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA 5887 U.S.98, Sebring, FL 33876.Sunday School,9 a.m.;Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m.the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune.Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m.first Monday of the month.Choir rehearses at 7 p.m.each Wednesday, September through April.Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m.the third Thursday of the month.Organist:Richard Wedig. Choir Director:Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713;e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark.Phone:4536641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.Church Service 10:45 a.m.Saturday.Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.Community Serviceh ours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m.till 2 p.m.A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month.Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades.ALL ARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N.State Road 17, Sebring;385-2438. Worship Services:9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m.Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.Community service:every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr.Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m.Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872;(863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor;Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor.Family History Center (863 Sunday Services:Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.;Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m.to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.;Primary for children, 11:15 a.m.to 1 p.m.;Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m.Activity Days:8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship .Sunday:Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.;and Praise meeting and lunch, noon.Tuesday:Bible study, 6:30 p.m.;and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m.Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m.All meetings are at 120 N.Ridgewood Ave., Sebring.For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext.110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S.Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev.A.C.Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m.in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m.Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m.Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director.The 10:55 a.m.Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial.There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL 33825.(863 James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.Prayer Shawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m.for women who love God and crocheting.Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodis t 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 W orship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.;New Song worsh ip service at 10:45 a.m.Loving 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 .Lakevie w 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 Novelist Tom Wolfe deemedt he 1970s the Me decade. People were striving for their own individualityi nstead of the s community mindset. Antiwar protests were commonplace,s chool integration was in full swing,and affirmative action became a controversial policy as minorities andw omen spoke out for equal rights and equality. With the popularization of television and media cover-a ge,sports became big business and the average American could watch a man go to the moon. H ippies and flower children were everywhere shouting about peace a nd love sporting mood rings,bell bottoms,mini skirts and hot pants. The s brought about manyc hanges and philosophies. One very important issue that came into l ight was the importance of environmental change to save the planet. On April 22,1970 the firstE arth Day was launched. During a time when most cars sported V8 engines and pumping gallons of leaded gas were commonplace,a new consciousnessw as forming in the minds of many. It was a time when factories spewed black smoke into the atmosphere,contaminants and chemicals gushed into lakes,s treams and oceans on a daily basis and most Americans were oblivious to the damage that was being done to the Earth. Sen. Gaylord Nelson,an envir onmental activist,was outraged by the devastation recently caused by the Union Oil Company spill. In1 969,an explosion caused five breaks in the fault on the ocean floor that released more than1 00,000 gallons of crude oil and gas from deep beneath the earth. It s pread into an 800 mile slick before it was capped. The spill affected 35 miles of coastline andk illed more than 10,000 birds and countless other species of wildlife. P assionate about the cause,the senator stated,I am convinced that all we need to do to bring ano verwhelming insistence of the new generation that we stem the tide of environmental disaster is to present the facts clearly and dramatically.To marshal such an e ffort,I am proposing a national teachin on the crisis of the environ-m ent to be held next spring on every university campusa cross the Nation. The crisis is so imminent,in my opin-i on that every university should set aside one day in the school yearthe same day across the nation-fort he teach-in. Spawned by his idea,a national t each-in on the environment was observed by every college campus in the United States. More than 20m illion people participated in the first teach-in,which is now c alled Earth Day. Partly because television was so popular in the s,media cover-a ge gave the event the boost it needed. The first Earth Day coverage included a one-hour prime time CBS News Special Report dubbed Earth Day:A Question ofS urvival.Walter Cronkite narrated the event that had reporters from all over the country checking in. The event was a huge success. Participants from more than 2,000c olleges and universities,10,000 primary and secondary schools, and hundreds of communities across the nation came out on the beautiful spring day to show theirp assion and love for the environment. Sen. Nelson credited the first E arth Day with persuading U.S. politicians that environmental legislation had a substantial,lastingc onstituency. Denis Hayes,the original national coordinator,took t he holiday to an international level in 1990 and now events are coordinated all over the world. T oday,Earth Day is observed in 175 countries and coordinated by t he nonprofit Earth Day Network. It is celebrated by more than a half billion people every year.E nvironmental groups have sought to make Earth Day a day of action which changes human behavior and provokes policy changes. Earth Day brings people togethe r. Republicans and Democrats, urbanites and farmers,rich and poor rally together to support environmental policy and legislation every year. Because Sen. Nelsont ook the initiative to do something about the problem of continued non-regard for the planet,major changes were enacted. The United States Environmental ProtectionA gency was formed. In addition, the Clean Air,Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts were cre-a ted. Every person can and does make a difference. As Sen. Nelsons aid,It was a gamble,but it worked. C orine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. 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C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012www.newssun.com PRICE, MARTIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; Process, Realty Connexion; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 9 9 4 4 8 8 SFCC; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main, earn as degree ; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 9 9 5 5 1 1 WHITMIRE AIR CONDITIONING***; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main, comfort club; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 9 9 9 9 7 7 By TODD McCARTHY T he Hollywood ReporterLOS ANGELES Some p rivileged nature footage from the African rain forest is dishonored by deeply silly narration in Chimpanzee, which follows a particularg roup of chimps in the Ivory Coasts isolated Tai Forest. This fourth documentary from the Disneynature label shares with last years African Cats the fault of talking down and sugarcoating to coddle the tyke audi-e nce, a shame given the rarity of the intimate portrait provided of chimp life inr arely visited remote regions. W ith the sophistication and scientific information provided on TVnature docss teadily increasing, this sort of throwback aimed squarely a t little kids feels very old school. The divisions first release, in 2007, Earth, pulled in an impressive $108 million worldwide and itsf ollow-up, Oceans, earned $82 million. African Cats d ropped to $21 million, a figure perhaps more in the range of what this one willd o. Everyone loves chimps for t he simple reason that to regard them is, but for a slight biological rearrangem ent, to look at ourselves. The close-together forwardlooking eyes, warm child rearing, manipulation of tools, omnivore habits, com-m unal spirit and general intelligence are undeniably relatable, even if humans generally see the animals only in the relative isolationo f captivity. Catching them on home t urf in Africa is not easy, as they generally live in dense j ungle, are not keen to be surrounded by a camera c rew and can easily scamper off faster than they can be followed through the bush. S o high marks to Alastair Fothergill and Mark L infield, who also directed Earth together (Fothergill also codirected African Cats) for finding a way to comprehensively cover ap articular group of chimps in the Tai Forest for a period of t ime long enough for young chimp Oscar to grow and learn a few survival tricks.P oints, too, for the exceptionally observant and gracef ul camerawork of Martyn Colbeck and Bill Wallauer (Warwick Sloss did additiona l shooting), which brings the viewer in close and looks beautiful in the bargain. The storyline the filmmakers stitched together fromi ncidents that took place during the shoot follows the survival and education of Oscar, definitely a cute little bugger, as he learns to fit inw ith an extended family of about 36 chimps led by g rand old man Freddy. Oscars mother Isha, who is m eant to nurse him until hes about five, instructs her son i n the finer points of selecting berries and nuts, the latter being highly coveted by ar ival chimp tribe. The film runs into trouble t he moment it introduces the chief of the rival group as Scar. From that point, repeated references to Scar and his gang or his mobs uggest that there are such things as good and evil c himpanzee clans, with nasty predators like Scars crew (tellingly never seen withy oung offspring or identifiable females) preying upon n ice groups such as Freddys, whose worst transgression is a raid into some h igh trees against some colobus monkeys, one of which ends up as a (virtually unseen) meal. At the Hollywood press screening,a number of moms with small kids made for the exits after this scene, so its a good thing the filmmakers skipped the matter of chim-p anzee cannibalism (a favorite Animal Planet t opic). Chimpanzee aimed strictly at little kids Martyn Colbeck/Courtesy Disney/MCT O scar the chimpanzee eats a honeycomb in Disney's Chimpanzee.

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C M Y K BUSINESS C SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, April 22, 2012 WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used cars; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 1 1 7 7 6 6 Courtesy photo Amish Creative Furnishings at 5 N. Main Ave. in Lake Placid celebrated its opening last week with a ribbon cutting. Present for the events were (from left) Michael Noel, Thrivent Financial, chamber director; Nancy Davis,Lake Placid Feed & Western Wear; Sherri H arris, store associate; Carolyn Worley, owner, Amish Creative Furnishings; Eileen May, e xecutive director, Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce; JoAnn Chandler and Sue E ngland, Wauchula State Bank; (seated, Wheeler Farms, and past president of the chamber board; and Norma Rizer, HiRize Creative. S pecial to the News-SunAVON PARK Youve got the idea. Now y ou need to know how get on your way. Starting Your Businessis a classt hat teaches just that. From how to determine f easibility and legal structure to the type of license you will need,this classc overs all the essentials that will help you get s tarted. Starting Your Businessis a free seminar presented by the Small Business DevelopmentC enter at USF. It is designed for persons t hinking of starting a small business or who have started a businessa nd want to make sure they did it correctly. I t will be held on Wednesday at South Florida Community C ollege Corporate and Continuing Education Room T05 from 2-4:30 p.m. The seminar will be p resented by David Noel, Certified Business Analyst with the SBDC. Seating is limited,so please call Noel at 863-7 84-7378 to reserve a seat in the seminar or for furt her information. Starting Your Business seminar planned Amish Creative Furnishings open in LP Special to the News-SunS EBRING Seven new merchants have signed on to participate in the successful Buy Downtown S ebring program that was started on Dec. 1,2010. The Sebring Community Redevelopment Agencs (CRAve program is designed to s pur economic activity in Downtown Sebring and help consumers save money while shopping,dining and making everyday purchases. New participants include:Archers Art,Habitat for Humanity ReStore,Kenilworth Lodge,TheF lower Box,The Lazy Painter,The Mermaids Castle,and The 3 Bears Antique Shoppe. By simply connecting the Downtown Sebring businesses with the buying power of the local community,this multi-year program keeps more dollarsa nd jobs in the local community.According to an economic analysis,for every $100 spent at a locall y owned business,$45 goes back into the community and local tax base,and for every $100 spent at a non-local chain store,only $13 comes back to the local area. Thirty-five participating Downtown Sebring merchants,which are listed at www.BuyDowntownSebring.com,are offeringe xclusive discounts and instant savings to all consumers who have a Buy Downtown Sebring card. T he wallet-sized cards are free and can be picked upat participating merchants,the CRA office (368 S Commerce Avenue),the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce offices (227 US Highway 2 7 North or 309 E. Circle Park),the Highlands County CVB (501 S. Commerce Avenue) or print one online at www.BuyDowntownSebring.com. S hoppers simply present their Buy Downtown Sebring card to the merchant when making their purchase to benefit from the offer. With 35 participating merchants,shoppers can save money on everything from museum admis-s ion,pet items,education and art supplies,flowers, invitations,china,giftware,clothing,art,pottery, furniture,dining,shoes,books and gardening items. For more information about this program,visit w ww.BuyDowntownSebring.com. For more information about the CRA and Downtown Sebring, v isit www.DowntownSebring.org/. Seven new merchants join Buy Downtown Sebring CLASSIFIED PAGE4C N ow that tax day has passed, chances are youre either waiting patiently for your2 011 tax refund to arrive,its already been spent,or you just wrote the U.S. Treasury a check and are in budget-c utting mode. Its difficult to c alculate exactly how much youll owe in taxes unless your incomea nd family situation are identical from year to year. B ut going more than a few hundred dollars above or below your final tax bill is not a good idea:A big refund means youve beeng iving the government an i nterest-free loan, while significantly underpaying means you may have to pay costlyp enalties and interest on the amount. Your goal should be to receive little or no t ax refund. Better to use that money t hroughout the year to pay down credit card balances or other debt, b uild emergency savings, beef up your retirement p lan contributions or invest it where you can earn interest or dividends. Unless youre selfShould you adjust your tax withholding? Personal Finance Jason Alderman See TIMES,page 2C

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C M Y K Page 2CNews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012www.newssun.com LAKELAND COMFORT SHOES; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 04/18-04/25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 0 0 5 5 6 6 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 1 1 2 2 4 4 employed,retired or had unexpected sources ofi ncome,the driving factor for how much tax you owe o r have refunded is probably your W-4 form. Thats one of the many forms you filled out your first day on the job and probably nevert hought about again. To refresh your memory: I RS Form W-4 determines how much federal income tax is withheld from yourp aychecks. The more allowances you claim on t he W-4,the less income tax is withheld each pay period. W hen you file your yearly tax return,the government basically settles a ccounts with you:If they took out too much during t he year,you get a refund; not enough and you pay additional taxes with your final return. Its a good idea to review y our W-4 each year in case your financial or family situation has changed. For example,if you or your spouse: Experience a signific ant increase or decrease in income. Add a second job, s tart or stop working (including retirement Have a child (including adoptions). Reduce or increase how many dependents youre claiming. Get married or divorced. Buy or sell a house. File for bankruptcy. Increase or decrease i ncome adjustments for IRA/401(kstud ent loan interest payments or alimony. Significantly change y our itemized deductions or tax credits. If you have a sizeable c hange in taxable income not subject to withholding ( e.g.,self-employment income,interest,dividends, capital gains,retirement distributions),you may want to either increase thea mount withheld from your paychecks or make quarterly estimated tax payments. Otherwise,the IRS may charge you an underpayment penalty come next A pril. Estimated tax rules are fairly complicated,so refer to IRS Publication5 05 for details. Ask your HR department f or a new W-4,or download the IRS version that lets you enter your information electronically and print outa copy (search w ww.irs.gov.) The form contains worksheets for calc ulating personal withholding allowances and estimating income adjustments ify ou plan to itemize deductions. G enerally,youll claim one allowance for yourself and one for each of yourd ependents. However,you can adjust the number to avoid having too much or t oo little tax withheld from your pay. I f you need additional help with the calculations, see IRS Publication 919, use the IRSs Withholding Calculator or use the calcu-l ator found in most tax preparation software packages. J ason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. Continued from page 1C S pecial to the News-SunS EBRING On Saturday, April 18,Highlands County 4-H Clubs held the annual County Events and Olympics in Sebring. C ounty Events provides an opportunity for 4-H youth ( ages 5-18) to give presentations on a range of subject matter including plant sci-e nces,leisure and performing arts,sewing,food preparat ion,nutrition and health. Youth are provided a valuable teaching and learning s ituation through giving oral and visual presentations, learning presentation techniques from their peers, receiving constructive sug-g estions and recognition for their efforts. This year,75 photographs and 22 poster art entries were submitted for County Events. Twenty 4-H youth gave d emonstrations three to 12 minutes long on a subject of their choice,four youth modeled their garments in the fashion revue event and eighty outh showed off their talents in the share the funevent. A ll youth presented in front of a panel of judges,their peers and 4-H supporters.M ore than 100 4-H family, friends and alumni attended t his years County Events. Fifteen 4-H youth will advance to compete at D istrict X Events held in DeSoto County on Saturday. The 4-Hers representing Highlands County at District Events include:RichardD illon Followell,Megan Sowards,Jimmy Griffin,Sara Griffin,Kitty Lackey,Julia VanFleet,Hannah Thompson, Katelyn VanFleet,Phoebe Lackey,Victoria Lackey, E lisabeth VanFleet,April Garcia,Jackson Rushlo, Shelby Ball,and Juliette Perez. All blue ribbon photograp hy and poster art entries will move directly to the s tate competition in Gainesville. Thank you to all our 4-H members,families,v olunteers,supporters and alumni for their hard work a nd dedication to this making this years County Events a success! 4 -H is open to any one between the ages of 5-18 regardless of race,color,sex, religion,handicap,or place of national origin. ContactL auren Hrncirik,Highlands County 4-H Agent,at (863 402-6540 or email hrncirik@ufl.edu for more information. 4-H holds annual County Events and Olympics Courtesy photo 4-H members who won awards at the annual County Events and Olympics show off their prizes. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida Community CollegeC ommunity Education is offering new classes this summer at the SFCC Highlands Campus. Aquabics is a moderatel y-paced aerobic water exercise class for toning and building strength. Water exercise is easy on the joints but still provides resistance. Evening classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning May. 7,at the SFCC Highlands Campus pool. For detailed days, times,and cost call 4536661,ext. 7388 or e-mail communityeducation@southflorida.edu/. Lap swimming is an excellent way to exercise and cross train. A morning and evening class are being offered Tuesdays and Thursdays,beginning May 8, at the SFCC Highlands Campus pool. For detailed days,times,and cost call 453-6661,ext. 7388 or e-mail communityeducation@southflorida.edu/. Dance your way to fitness! Zumba is fun and a great way to workout. It is designed for everyone,any shape or age,from beginnerst o advanced students. Class will held on Mondays and Tuesdays,May 7 to June 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m.,at the SFCC Highlands Campus. The cost is $53. American Sign Language I and II is an eightweek course that teaches the necessities of interpreting for the deaf. Some techniques taught will be fingerspelling ASL,word signing and learning descriptives on non-manual markers,ASL sentence structure,rhetorical questions,time,adverbs and verbs,and putting it all together to make it work. Class is held on Tuesdays, May 8 to June 26,5:30-6:30 p.m.,at the SFCC Highlands Campus. The cost is $71. Spanish:A Living L anguage is a beginning S panish class that takes stud ents through easy lessons that will help them feel comfortable ordering food in Mexico,reserving a hotel room in Costa Rica,or asking for directions to the beach in southern Spain. The class will also teach Spanish for everyday use in a fun environment. Class is held on Thursdays,June 7 to July 19, 7:30-8:30 p.m.,at the SFCC Highlands Campus. The cost is $34. Classes fill up fast,so early registration is recommended. Register in Building B at the Highlands Campus or any SFCC campus or center. For more information, contact Lauren Redick,community education specialist, at 453-6661,465-5300,7732252,or 494-7500,ext. 7388 or by e-mail at communityeducation@southflorida.edu/. SFCC Community Education announces summer classes CHALKTALK BUSINESS Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 Times to change withholding Associated PressNEW YORK McDonalds ever-evolving mix of old menu standbys and newi tems like Chicken McBites lured in more diners who helped boost its first-quarter profit. The worlds biggest hamburger chain said Friday that its net income rose 5 percent int he first quarter,in line with Wall Street expectations. McDonalds Corp. said global sales rose 7.3 percent at stores open at least 13 months,driven by gains from all regions.T he metric is key because it excludes the impact of newly opened stores. A big part of the McDonalds success story in recent years has been the chains rollout of popular menu items such as coffee frappes and fruit smoothies,which haveh igh profit margins and bring in customers throughout the day. Customers also love them because its a way to have a treat for a couple of bucks. Other recent introductions by the fastf ood chain include oatmeal and Chicken McBites,which the company said helped boost sales in the U.S. in the first quarter. For the first three months of the year, McDonalds reported a profit of $1.27 bil-l ion,or $1.23 per share. That compares with a profit of $1.21 billion,or $1.15 per share, in the year-ago period. McDonalds profit jumps

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C M Y K Feb. 1, 2012Geo Mason Citrus Inc. to Charles James Wilson III, L1536 Blk 428 Sun'N Lake Est. of Lake Placid, $225,000. State of Florida Land Services Inc. to Avedanand Persad, L35 Blk 8 Highlands Park Est. Sec. D, $5,000. State of Florida Land S ervices Inc. to Avedanand P ersad, L1 Blk B Spring Lake V illage III, $7,500. State of Florida Land Services Inc. to Avedanand Persad, L10 Blk 250 Placid Lakes Sec. 20, $5,000. Youngcraft Industries to Garry D. Miller, L324 Sebring Ridge Sec. E/Other, $5,000. Deutsche Bank National T rust Co. to EH Pooled 1211 LP, L21 Blk 21 Sylvan ShoresS ec. C, $22,000. Miguel Garciga to Rolf Sauer, L2 Blk 521 Sebring Shores, $24,500. H ighlands Independent B ank to Harold William H eaver, L68A Vantage Pointe Phase II, $8,500. Sebring Land Ltd. Ptn. to Stephen K. Haviland, L37 Villages of Highlands RidgeP hase VI-B, $29,000. S tuart T. Adams to R amdass Sookbir, L17 Blk 11 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 7, $13,000. J oan H. Hartt to Lubear F utures, Ptn., PT Sec. 2-3529, $8,500. Michael D. Palsgrove to Debra M. Dodd, L1010510107 Avon Park Lakes Unit 31, $80,000.Feb. 2Heriberto Dilan to Carmen Fuster, L3 Blk 2 McClelland Add To Town of Lake Stearns/Other, $50,000. S tanford Wright to James E. T ompkins, L7 Blk M Sun'N L akes Est. Sec. 4, $80,000. Gerald B. Wolfgram to Rodger Hardiman, L4 Blk 52 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 5, $84,800. DENCO to Machado Family L td. Ptn. No. 1, PT Sec. 28-3731/Others, $1,259,900. Julie Walski to Harold Peck, L1 Blk 9 Vacation Est., $52,000. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to ArlandB erlew, PT L36 Blk 250 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13/Easement, $24,500. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Randolph P. Gilde, PT Sec. 7-37-30,$ 145,100. F ederal National Mortgage A ssn. to David P. Bragg, L12 Blk E Lake Jackson Blvd. Sub/Other, $112,400. Gloria Isa to Reverse Mortgage Solutions Inc., L426 Sebring Ridge Sec. A, $193,400. Will Scott Randall to Thomas W. Riddle, L2 Blk 263 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13, $165,000. Thomas W. Riddle to Joseph E. Johnson Sr., L65B Vantage Point Phase II, $165,000. Alfred Abel to Charles E. Frey, L4A Thunderbird Hill Village III Sec. 1, $110,000. Duane Reynolds to Willis V. Detlef, L8 PT L9 Blk 2 Golfview Est., $112,000.Feb. 3Fannie Mae to G8 1-12 Fund, PT Sec. 4-22-33, $17,500. MPC Land Investment Co. Inc. to Thomas C. Wirth III, Unit 11 Bldg. B Lake June West Townhomes on Water/Easement, $285,000. Christine Gromalski to T homas J. Markert, L357 S ebring Hills, $59,000. R ebecca T. Johnson to Marjorie Jo Adamson, L188 Golf Hammock Unit III, $132,000. Creative Realty Management Inc. to Brigitte D. Riello, L2 Blk Y Spring Lake Village VI, $3,500. Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union to High Chief Johnny Whitefeathers Great American Land Dream, L25 B lk 218 Sun 'N Lakes Est. Sec. 1 9, $1,000. Kenneth E. McLeod to T revor A. Cauffield, L36 PT L 37 Lake Charlotte Shores, $ 125,000. Josefa Paulina Soto to Charles Ray Allen, L14 Blk 4 Sebring Gardens, $30,000. Kye C. Pahk to Murphy Oil U SA Inc., PT Tract A Grand Prix Heights/Other, $620,000. R obert P. Faessel to Lawrence Labeau, Unit 2 Golf Pine Villas/Other, $33,000. Department of Housing and U rban Development to James K. Collie, PT L28-31 Blk D B reezy Point Park Sub, $20,000. C hristine Ranae Calhoun to Ciara Kirstin Calhoun, PT Sec. 17-35-29/Other, $20,000. Kathryn Mercer to Kirstin Heads, PT Blk D Crescent ViewS ub, $80,500. P NC Bank to Manuel Patino, PT L32 Blk 250 Sun'N Lakes Est. Sebring Unit 13, $20,000. Carl Passler to Manor Groves Inc., L12 Blk 522 Sebring Shores, $90,000. S imeon A. Bridgewater to A rnulfo O. Diaz, PT L8 Blk E Serenity Sub, $15,000.Feb. 6F rank J. Verrilli to Bank of A merica, L22 Blk 124 La P aloma Sub, $41,800. Jeanne M. Wortham to Tiffany Marie Halder, L10 Blk 501 Sebring Manor, $14,000. Randy Burrough to Randy Burrough, L1 Burleighs Sub,$ 16,500. Carrie E. Reali to Bill P. Mixon, L323 Sebring Ridge Sec. E, $62,000. David Levine to Dean Wolf, L12 Blk 13 Highland Park Est. Sec. S, $3,300. W hispering Hope to Thomas J. Schankweiler, PTL3 Blk 6 In Sec. 13-3328/Easement, $349,000.Feb. 7Properties of Central Florida to Elsa B. Clodfelter, L23 Blk 81 Sun'N Lakes Est. Sec. 9, $2,900. Roger C. Jacobson to George Munne, Tract 2-4 In Sec. 32-39-30, $165,000. Springleaf Financial Services of Indiana Inc. to Darrell D. Christeson, L44 Blk D Hillside Lake Est., $18,000. Eduardo Gomez to Federal National Mortgage Assn., L12 Blk 25 Placid Lakes Sec. 2, $112,200. Michael T. Swanson to Bank of America, L33 Blk 26 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 2, $142,900. Anna Beatrice Drury to Nicky L. Drury Sr., L11 Blk 183 Leisure Lakes Sec. 3, $50,000. Kimberly E. Sheppard to Cynthia D. Wentzel, PT Tract 3 Lagrow Unrec, $24,200. Wells Fargo Bank to James R. Powell, L115 Golf Hammock Unit III, $81,400. James G. Millerd to Richard L Resnick, L4 Thunderbird H ill South Unit II, $18,000. K aren J. Hammond to Elizabeth M. Orneck, L9 Blk I Avon Lakes, $75,000. Robert W. Hisey to Dwight Buyce, L9 PT L10 Lake Charlotte Shores, $235,000. Benjamin R. Sewell to Kenneth M. Fincher, L63 Brunners Mobile Est., $44,000.Feb. 8James E. Wagoner to Jackson Merle H. Jackson,L 15 Blk 39 Town of Harding, $20,000. H elen L. Nantais to Peggy A. Wolford, L13 Blk 2 VenetianV illage Revised, $28,000. Carl J. Ciotola to Edward W. Koornneef, Tract 18 LagrowA cres Unrec/Easement, $230,000. D orothy M. Baber to James Patrick, L33 Blk 60 Placid Lakes Sec. 6, $58,000. James E. Dickey to H ighlands Independent Bank, L2D Northwood Sub, $ 302,800. Federal National Mortgage A ssn. to Richard E. Bowers, L22/23 Lake Josephine Shores, $108,000. Avon Park Church of Christ I nc. to Rosan Group Inc., L 30/35 Twin Lakes Sub, $ 10,000. Clifford M. Ables III to Luis Zapata, Unit 5140/5142 Schumacher Road Business Park, $150,000. Luis Zapata to Clifford M. A bles III, PT Blk 62 Sun'N L ake Est. Sebring Unit 6, $30,000.Feb. 9Cano & Harry Corp. Inc. to 1 499 N. Lake Ave., PT L1 Blk 7 I n Sec. 15-33-28, $90,000. M ichael B. Griffin to Steven D. Griffin, PT Sec. 2-38-29, $179,900. Matrix Capital USA to Pedro Henrique Korndorfer, L13 Blk 6 Highlands Park Est. Sec. D, $60,000. Catherine Beley to Adeodata Brown, L26A Cormorant Point Sub Unit II, $84,500. Highlands County Habitat f or Humanity Inc. to Coweta C oleman, L12442-12444 Avon P ark Lakes Unit 39, $54,000.Feb. 10Cynthia Ann Pearce to Dean J Merrill, L18 Blk 37 Sebring C ountry Est. Sec. 2, $56,000. B ruce L. Moyster to Margaret F. Gessner, L4/5 Blk 161 Placid Lakes Sec. 13, $100,000. Heather M. Howell to M. Dean Remick, PT L2/3 PT L6 Blk 47 Town of Avon Park, $60,000. Bank of New York Mellon to T ed E. Davis, L53 Blk 5 Lake & Ranch Club 3rd Add, $57,000. P eter Kent to Peter Kent, L26 Blk 60 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 3, $47,500.Feb. 13Secretary of Veterans A ffairs to Marcie Elizabeth Bivins, L19/20 Blk 16 Sebring L akes Unit 2A, $60,000. Alcus E. Broxson to Steven B Broxson, PT L1-4 Blk 4 In Sec. 16-36-31/Others, $14,000. Jack D. Allbee to Rudolph O bbed Hereid, L48 Fairmount Mobile Est., $30,000. A rline Bales to KKN Investments, L21 Blk 1 Placid Ridge Est., $270,000. M ildred L. Anderson to James A. Peters, L78A C ormorant Point Sub Unit II, $ 100,000. John Jado to Spring Lake Improvement District, L31/32/36 Blk A Fairway Lakes, $47,300. A nthony Costello to Michael C ostello, L8 Blk A Lake June P ointe Phase 3, $104,000. Ted A. Pertzborn to Sara E. Carnes Costello, L17-19 Blk 14 Leisure Lakes Sec. 1, $38,000. R ebecca M. Keaton to Brett S Bowes, L1 Blk 50 Placid Lakes Sec. 6, $18,000.Feb. 14Michel Potvin to Kenneth S. Beck, L14 Quail Cove Sub, $245,000. Bank of New York Mellon to Harlan M. Hansen, L28 Blk Q Spring Lake Village III, $63,500. R ichard M. Knouse to J ames E. Luckadoo Sr., L1/2 P T L3 Blk 6 Istokpoga Park, $41,500. Martin C. Vocke to James C. Dubberly, L15 Blk 6 West Beach Sub, $5,000. Donald M. Vetick to Gregory A. Carmichael, L668 Sebring Ridge Sec. C, $35,000. Beneficial Florida Inc. to Danny S. Lamere, PT Sec. 336-28/Easements, $112,000.Feb. 15Rebecca M. Imler to Diane E Imler, L638/639 Sebring Hills, $78,000. D eutsche Bank National Trust Co. to Fern & Fern Corp.,L 13 Blk 58 Original Town of Sebring, $14,500. Gary Brandenburg to D enver R. Luckadoo, L16 PT L17 Blk 3 Istokpoga Park Sub, $ 48,000. Fred Hylan to Federal National Mortgage Assn., L30 Blk 1 Lake Henry Homes,$ 203,700. Harriet M. Armstrong to C harles J. Mulac, L6 Blk 2 Lake Saddlebags Sub,$ 99,500. Eleanor M. Borie to Jon P. Breau, L25 Blk 2 Highlands Park Est. Sec. D, $5,000. O rangewood Builders Inc. t o Jimmy D. Perry, L12 Village G reen Sub, $25,000. Alan J. Holmes to Kathleen Anne Sullivan, L6/7 Blk 109 Lake View Place, $135,000. John L. Wiegmann to Ruth A. Soler, L4874-4876 AvonP ark Lakes Unit 15, $4,000.Feb. 16Nancy L. Bennett to Bryan S. Sigrist, PT Tracts 21/22 Bear Hollow Unrec, $330,000. H SBC Bank USA to Homes F or Less, PT L6 Blk 249 Sun'N L ake Sebring Unit 13, $29,700. Leslie Rodriguez to Charles W. Eifler, L3 Blk 69 Placid Lakes Sec. 6/8, $80,000. Federal National Mortgage Assn. to Roger L. Tracy, L11 Blk 9 Placid Lakes Sec. 19, $64,900. Miglo Inc. to William W. Powell, L16 Blk 263 Sun'NL akes Est. Sec. 20, $155,000. F ederal Home Loan M ortgage Corp. to Rodney L. Clifton, L11 Blk 24 Sun 'N Lakes Est. Sec. 6, $27,900. Paul A. Moneymaker to Joseph E. Galford, L50 Blk 266 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13, $230,000. Highlands Independent Bank to Paul Von Merveldt, L179 Sylvan Shores Est. Sec. D, $2,900. Rogelio Rico to Hector B. P uente, PT L6 Blk 44 Town of A von Park, $22,000.Feb. 17Sandra Tyrrell to Wendy Waller, PT Sec. 19-35-29,$ 80,000. D aniel J. Donovan to Carlos H owerton, L15 Blk 57 Town of Harding Sec. 2, $16,000. Rose M. Cornelius to John B. Huber, L347 Golf Hammock U nit IV, $102,500. Federal Home Loan M ortgage Corp. to Humberto Ambriz, L17 Blk 6 Temple Terrace, $33,000. Heartland National Bank to Yazmin Y. Gamez, L11322-1 1323 Avon Park Lakes Unit 3 4, $3,200. Bank of America to Rock D. Breitzman, L1 Blk 69 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 3, $87,000. Caroline McLean to Alicia D enielle Froelich, L39/40 PT L41 Sebring Oaks, $58,000. A na De La Maza to Steve R amlal, L4 Blk J Spring Lake Sec. 1, $6,500. Ana De La Maza to Steve Ramlal, L3 Blk J Spring LakeS ec. 1, $6,000. J ennings Segraves Jr. to L ouie M. Roberts, L4 PT L3 W T Connell Sub, $35,000. Elizabeth Ann Oakley to Ann B. Adams, L1 Blk 51 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 3, $89,000. SunN Lake of Sebring I mprovement District to Roger E. Diamond, L48/49 Blk 344 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 16, $36,800. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 22, 2012Page 3C SEBRING PAIN MANAGMENT; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 4/8,22; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 7 7 2 2 5 5 G RIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 04/22/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 1 1 2 2 3 3 DEEDTRANSFERS

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C M Y K IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-109 IN RE: ESTATE OF EILEEN SEXTON a/k/a EILEEN N. SEXTON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Eileen Sexton a/k/a Eileen N. Sexton, deceased, whose date of death was January 5, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South 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 persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 15, 2012. Personal Representative: Miriam Sexton 18189 Willa Way North Fort Myers, FL 33917 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 By: /s/ E. Mark Breed III E. MARK BREED III Florida Bar No. 338702 E-mail Address: breednunn@bnpalaw.com April 15, 22, 2012 1050LegalsNOTICE OF INTENDED AGENCY ACTION The South Florida Water Management District gives notice of its intent to modify an existing Water Use permit with conditions: Permit Number 28-00102-W, Application N umber 111123-13 to Blue Head Ranch, LLC & Blue H ead Farm, LLC, P.O. Box 1318, Lake Wales, FL 33859-1318. The existing permit is being modified to include additional upper Floridan Aquifer withdrawal facili-t ies, revisions to the irrigated areas, crop types, and assoc iated demands with an annual allocation of 13,828.9 million gallons in Highlands County: Sections 2-11, 14-22, 27-34, Township 37 S, Range 28 E ; Sections 9-21, 27-34, Township 36 S, Range 28 E; S ections 1-12, Township 39 S, Range 28 E; Sections 1-36, Township 38 S, Range 28 E S ections 6, 7, 18, 19, 26-35, Township 38 S, Range 29 E Sections 6 & 7, Township 39 S, Range 29 E The Staff Report setting forth the staff recommendation reg arding the permit, including proposed limiting conditions to provide reasonable assurances that the project meets SFWMD statutes and rules, can be obtained by contacting t he Regulatory Records Management Section, during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday t hrough Friday, except legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, Regulation Division, b y telephone at 682-6911, by e-mail at permits@sfwmd.gov, or by accessing the Staff Report directly from the Districts website (www.sfwmd.gov the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. T he District's proposed agency action as set forth in the Staff Report shall become final unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for f iling a petition. A s required by Sections 120.569(13 Stat., following is notice of the opportunities which may be a vailable for administrative hearing or judicial review when the substantial interests of a party are determined by an agency. Please note that this Notice of Rights is not intended to provide legal advice. Not all the legal proceedings detailed below may be an applicable or appropriate r emedy. You may wish to consult your attorney regarding y our legal rights. A person whose substantial interests are or may be aff ected by the South Florida Water Management Districts ( SFWMD or District) action has the right to request an adm inistrative hearing on that action pursuant to Sections 1 20.569 and 120.57, Fla. Stat. Persons seeking a hearing on a District decision which does or may determine t heir substantial interests shall file a petition for hearing with the District Clerk within 21 days of receipt of written n otice of the decision, unless one of the following shorter t ime periods apply: 1) within 14 days of the notice of cons olidated intent to grant or deny concurrently reviewed app lications for environmental resource permits and use of sovereign submerged lands pursuant to Section 373.427, F la. Stat.; or 2) within 14 days of service of an Administrative Order pursuant to Subsection 373.119(1 Receipt of written notice of agency decision" means receipt of either written notice through mail, or electronic m ail, or posting that the District has or intends to take final agency action, or publication of notice that the District has o r intends to take final agency action. Any person who receives written notice of a SFWMD decision and fails to file a written request for hearing within the timeframe des cribed above waives the right to request a hearing on that decision. Filing Instructions The Petition must be filed with the Office of the District C lerk of the SFWMD. Filings with the District Clerk may be m ade by mail, hand-delivery or facsimile. Filings by e-mail will not be accepted. Any person wishing to receive a clerked copy with the date and time stamped must provide a n additional copy. A petition for administrative hearing is deemed filed upon receipt during normal business hours by the District Clerk at SFWMD headquarters in West Palm B each, Florida. Any document received by the office of t he SFWMD Clerk after 5:00 p.m. shall be filed as of 8:00 a.m. on the next regular business day. Additional filing instructions are as follows: Filings by mail must be addressed to the Office of t he SFWMD Clerk, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, Florida 33416. Filings by hand-delivery must be delivered to the Office of the SFWMD Clerk. Delivery of a petition to the SFWMD's security desk does not constitute filing. To ensure proper filing, it will be necessary to request the SFWMD's security officer to contact the Clerk's office. An e mployee of the SFWMD's Clerk's office will receive and file the petition. Filings by facsimile must be transmitted to the SFWMD Clerk's Office at (561 Subsections 28-106.104(789 a party who files a document by facsimile represents that the original physically signed document will be retained by that party for the duration of that proceeding and of any subsequent appeal or subsequent proceeding in that cause. Any party who elects to file any document by facsimile shall be responsible for any delay, disruption, or interruption of the electronic signals and accepts the full risk that the document may not be properly filed with the clerk as a result. The filing date for a document filed by facsimile shall be the date the SFWMD Clerk receives the complete document. Initiation of an Administrative Hearing Pursuant to Rules 28-106.201 and 28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code, initiation of an administrative hearing shall be made by written petition to the SFWMD in legible form and on 8 and 1/2 by 11 inch white paper. All petitions shall contain: Identification of the action being contested, including the permit number, application number, District file number or any other SFWMD identification number, if known. The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner and petitioners representative, if any. An explanation of how the petitioners substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination. A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the SFWMDs decision. A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate. A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the SFWMDs proposed action. A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the SFWMDs proposed action. If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also include an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules or statutes. A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the SFWMDs proposed action. 1050Legals Approved, SCAO JIS CODE: PNH STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF CRAWFORD PUBLICATION OF NOTICE OF HEARING FILE NO. 04-6918-DD In the matter of DESIREE' FELVER TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS including:* whose address(es est in the matter may be barred or affected by the following: TAKE NOTICE: A hearing will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Crawford County Probate Court before Judge Monte J. Burmeister P48732 for the following purpose: RE: Motion and Order to Show Cause as to why Amanda Felver should not be removed as guardian and the file closed. __________________________________ Attorney name (type or print __________________________________ Address __________________________________ City, State, Zip Telephone no. 4/10/12 Chris Ventline, Probate Register 200 W. Michigan Ave. Grayling, MI 49738 Telephone no. 989/344-3237 April 22, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 11000755GCS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, vs. LAZARA ROBERT; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2, et. al. Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 23, 2012, and entered in Case No. 11000755GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, is a Plaintiff and L AZARA ROBERT; UNKNOWN TENENT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 are the Defendant(s Germaine as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,, SEBRING, FL 33870 AT 11:00 A.M. on May 23, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 56, BLOCK 10, OF ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT NO. 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 35, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property address: 5823 GOLDEN RD., SEBRING, FL 33875 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 23rd day of March, 2012. R obert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk Dated this 23rd day of March, 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 15, 22, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000421 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, Division: vs. MOHAMMAD T. RAHMAN, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 05, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000421 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and MOHAMMAD T. RAHMAN; FARZANA KHANDAKAR; BANK OF AMERICA, NA; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 23rd day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE SOUTH 65.01 FEET OF THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 5, BLOCK 16, TOWN OF AVON PARK, IN SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 58, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, OF WHICH, HIGHLANDS COUNTY WAS FORMERLY A PART A/K/A 308 N ANOKA AVENUE, AVON PARK, FL 3 3825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 W ITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on April 10, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11019047 WELLSSLPS-SPECFHLMC-R-kellery-Team 1 F11019047 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accom-m odation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. April 15, 22, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-136 IN RE: ESTATE OF NANCY J. HERRING Division Probate Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Nancy J. Herring, deceased, whose date of death was February 21, 2012, and the last four digits of whose social security number are 0543, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 15, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Richard W. Lavan 1 506 SW 13th St. Cape Coral, Florida 33991 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charlotte C. Stone Attorney for Richard W. Lavan Florida Bar Number: 21297 Stone & Walder, P.L. 3200 US Highway 27 South, Suite 304 Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 Fax: (863 E-Mail: Charlotte@StoneandWalder.com April 15, 22, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA P ROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC-12-95 IN RE: ESTATE OF DONALD RICHARD LANE, SR. a /k/a DONALD R. LANE, SR. a/k/a DONALD LANE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Donald Richard Lane, Sr., deceased, File Number PC-12-95, by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870; that the decedent's date of death was August 4, 2011; that the total value of the estate is $5,400.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name and Address Angelia M. Smith 369 Lakeview Drive Brandenburg, KY 40108 Kelly Ann Whittemore 10945 West Baker Hollow Road Columbus, IN 47201 Donald R. Lane, Jr. 20 Board Road Ekron, KY 40117 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME P ERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 15, 2012. Person Giving Notice: Angelia M. Smith 369 Lakeview Drive Brandenburg, KY 40108 Kelly Ann Whittemore 10945 West Baker Hollow Road Columbus, IN 47201 Donald R. Lane, Jr. 20 Board Road Ekron, KY 40117 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Person Giving Notice: 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 By: /s/ E. 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Index1000 Announcements 2000 Employment 3000 Financial 4000 Real Estate 5000 Mobile Homes6 000 Rentals 7000 Merchandise 8000 Recreation 9000 TransportationV ISIT OUR WEBSITE AT: newssun.com 8 63-314-9876 DEADLINES Publication Place by: Wednesday. . . . . . . . 4 p.m. Monday Friday . . . . . . . . . 4 p.m. Wednesday Sunday. . . . . . . . . 4 p.m. Friday All fax deadlines are 1 hour earlier. Important: The publisher reserves the right to censor, reclassify, revise, edit or reject any classified advertisement not meeting our standards. We accept only standard abbreviations and required proper punctuation. ClassifiedA DJUSTMENTS Please check your ad for errors the first day it appears since the News-Sun will not be responsible for incorrect ads after the first day of publication. If you find an error. call the classified d epartment immediately at 314-9876. The publisher assumes no financial responsibility for errors or for omission of copy. 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CITY TOWING OF SEBRING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1P3ES46C2YD627294 2000 PLYMOUTH April 22, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000093 DIVISION: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, GERTRUDE KELLER, DECEASED, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF ACTION To: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, GERTRUDE KELLER, DECEASED Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unkwown A NY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unkwown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 14, AND THE SOUTH 10 FEET OF LOT 15, AND THE SOUTH 10 FEET OF LOT 16, BLOCK 146, LAKEWOOD TERRACE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 94, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3912 ELSON AVE, SEBRING, FL 33875-4801 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and file the original with 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. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the News-Sun WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 10th day of April, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 NS 11-78676 **See 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, (863 534-4690, within two (2 ceipt of this (describe notice voice impaired, call TDD (863 ida Relay Service 711. To file response please contact Highlands County Clerk of Court, 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870-3867, Tel: (863863 April 15, 22, 2012A person may file a request for an extension of time for filing a petition. The SFWMD may, for good cause, grant ther equest. Requests for extension of time must be filed with t he SFWMD prior to the deadline for filing a petition for hearing. Such requests for extension shall contain a certificate that the moving party has consulted with all otherp arties concerning the extension and that the SFWMD and any other parties agree to or oppose the extension. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of t he time period for filing a petition until the request is acted upon. If the District takes action with substantially different impacts on water resources from the notice of intendeda gency decision, the persons who may be substantially affected shall have an additional point of entry pursuant to Rule 28-106.111, Fla. Admin. Code, unless otherwise p rovided by law. M ediation T he procedures for pursuing mediation are set forth in S ection 120.573, Fla. Stat., and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-.405, Fla. Admin. Code. The SFWMD is not proposing mediation for this agency action under Section 1 20.573, Fla. Stat., at this time. RIGHT TO SEEK JUDICIAL REVIEW P ursuant to Sections 120.60(3 party who is adversely affected by final SFWMD action may seek judicial review of the SFWMD's final decision by f iling a notice of appeal pursuant to Florida Rule of Appell ate Procedure 9.110 in the Fourth District Court of Appeal or in the appellate district where a party resides and filing a second copy of the notice with the SFWMD Clerk within 30 days of rendering of the final SFWMD action. April 22, 2012 1050LegalsHaving 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! 314-9876Page 4CNews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012www.newssun.com

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C M Y K N OTICE OF INTENDED AGENCY ACTION The South Florida Water Management District gives notice o f its intent to modify an Environmental Resource permit w ith conditions, Permit Number 28-00597-P, Application N umber 111123-2 to Blue Head Ranch, LLC, P.O. Box 1318, Lake Wales, FL 33859-1318 for construction and operation of a surface water management system to serve a 10,557-acre project known as Blue Head Ranch Strawberry Fields, located in Highlands County: S ections 6-7, 18-19, 26-35, Township 38 S, Range 29 E; Sections 1-12, Township 39 S, Range 28 E; S ections 9-21, 27-34, Township 36 S, Range 28 E; Sections 1-36, Township 38 S, Range 28 E; S ections 6-7, Township 39 S, Range 29 E; Sections 2-11, 14-22, 27-34, Township 37 S, Range 28 E T he Staff Report setting forth the staff recommendation reg arding the permit, including proposed limiting conditions to provide reasonable assurances that the project meets S FWMD statutes and rules, can be obtained by contacting t he Regulatory Records Management Section, during norm al business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday t hrough Friday, except legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club R oad, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, Regulation Division, by telephone at 682-6911, by e-mail at p ermits@sfwmd.gov, or by accessing the Staff Report dir ectly from the Districts website (www.sfwmd.gov the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. T he District's proposed agency action as set forth in the S taff Report shall become final unless a timely petition for a n administrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 a nd 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for f iling a petition. As required by Sections 120.569(13 S tat., following is notice of the opportunities which may be a vailable for administrative hearing or judicial review when the substantial interests of a party are determined by an agency. Please note that this Notice of Rights is not intended to provide legal advice. Not all the legal proceedi ngs detailed below may be an applicable or appropriate r emedy. You may wish to consult your attorney regarding y our legal rights. A person whose substantial interests are or may be aff ected by the South Florida Water Management Districts (SFWMD or District ministrative hearing on that action pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Fla. Stat. Persons seeking a hear-i ng on a District decision which does or may determine t heir substantial interests shall file a petition for hearing with the District Clerk within 21 days of receipt of written notice of the decision, unless one of the following shorter time periods apply: 1) within 14 days of the notice of con-s olidated intent to grant or deny concurrently reviewed app lications for environmental resource permits and use of sovereign submerged lands pursuant to Section 373.427, Fla. Stat.; or 2) within 14 days of service of an Administra-t ive Order pursuant to Subsection 373.119(1 Receipt of written notice of agency decision" means receipt of either written notice through mail, or electronic mail, or posting that the District has or intends to take final a gency action, or publication of notice that the District has o r intends to take final agency action. Any person who rec eives written notice of a SFWMD decision and fails to file a written request for hearing within the timeframe described above waives the right to request a hearing on that d ecision. Filing Instructions T he Petition must be filed with the Office of the District Clerk of the SFWMD. Filings with the District Clerk may be made by mail, hand-delivery or facsimile. Filings by e-mail w ill not be accepted. Any person wishing to receive a c lerked copy with the date and time stamped must provide an additional copy. A petition for administrative hearing is deemed filed upon receipt during normal business hours by the District Clerk at SFWMD headquarters in West Palm B each, Florida. Any document received by the office of the SFWMD Clerk after 5:00 p.m. shall be filed as of 8:00 a.m. on the next regular business day. Additional filing instructions are as follows: *Filings by mail must be addressed to the Office of the S FWMD Clerk, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, Florida 3 3416. *Filings by hand-delivery must be delivered to the Off ice of the SFWMD Clerk. Delivery of a petition to the SFWMD's security desk does not constitute filing. To ensure proper filing, it will be necessary to request the S FWMD's security officer to contact the Clerk's office. An e mployee of the SFWMD's Clerk's office will receive and f ile the petition. *Filings by facsimile must be transmitted to the SFWMD Clerk's Office at (561 Subsections 28-106.104(789 a party who files a document by facsimile represents that the original physically signed document will be retained by t hat party for the duration of that proceeding and of any subsequent appeal or subsequent proceeding in that cause. Any party who elects to file any document by facsimile shall be responsible for any delay, disruption, or interruption of the electronic signals and accepts the full risk that the document may not be properly filed with the clerk as a result. The filing date for a document filed by facsimi le shall be the date the SFWMD Clerk receives the complete document. Initiation of an Administrative Hearing P ursuant to Rules 28-106.201 and 28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code, initiation of an administrative hearing shall be m ade by written petition to the SFWMD in legible form and o n 8 and 1/2 by 11 inch white paper. All petitions shall c ontain: 1 Identification of the action being contested, including the permit number, application number, District file n umber or any other SFWMD identification number, if known. 2 The name, address and telephone number of the p etitioner and petitioners representative, if any. 3 An explanation of how the petitioners substantial int erests will be affected by the agency determination. 4. A statement of when and how the petitioner rec eived notice of the SFWMDs decision. 5 A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If t here are none, the petition must so indicate. 6 A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends warrant r eversal or modification of the SFWMDs proposed action. 7 A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the SFWMDs proposed action. 8. If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also include an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules or statutes. 9. A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, s tating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the SFWMDs proposed action. A person may file a request for an extension of time for filing a petition. The SFWMD may, for good cause, grant the r equest. Requests for extension of time must be filed with the SFWMD prior to the deadline for filing a petition for h earing. Such requests for extension shall contain a certificate that the moving party has consulted with all other p arties concerning the extension and that the SFWMD and a ny other parties agree to or oppose the extension. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of t he time period for filing a petition until the request is acted upon. If the District takes action with substantially different impacts on water resources from the notice of intended a gency decision, the persons who may be substantially affected shall have an additional point of entry pursuant to Rule 28-106.111, Fla. Admin. Code, unless otherwise provided by law. Mediation T he procedures for pursuing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-.405, Fla. Admin. Code. The SFWMD is not proposing mediation for this agency action under Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., at this time. RIGHTTO SEEK JUDICIAL REVIEW Pursuant to Sections 120.60(3 party who is adversely affected by final SFWMD action may seek judicial review of the SFWMD's final decision by filing a notice of appeal pursuant to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.110 in the Fourth District Court of Appeal or in the appellate district where a party resides and filing a second copy of the notice with the SFWMD Clerk within 30 days of rendering of the final SFWMD action. April 22, 2012 1050Legals Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 DUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012Page 5C

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Excellent Cond. 954-695-8348 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 R entalsVENUS -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 4/2 From 499 Mo Loaded3 /2 From 399 Mo Loaded Homes on Your Lot 0 Down 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 Mobile 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 W ANTED: TRACTOR/EQUIPMENTOPERATOR. Florida drivers license required. Drug-Free workplace. Call 863-465-2821 or apply 8am to 11am & 1pm. to 4pm. Monday Friday @ 109 Arron Dr, Lake Placid, Fl. 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 sebringinsurance@gmail.com 2100H elp Wanted TEAM &SOLO DRIVERS. Immediate positions available! 48 CPM split for teams. 35 CPM for solo drivers. Drop & Hook available. No touch freight. Weekly pay + insurance. CDL-A w/1year OTR req'd. Food grade tank carrier. 800-877-2430. www.indianrivertransport.com 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. LOOKING FORa Professional, organized, responsible, office assistant. Hours are from 9am. 1pm. Monday thru Friday. Responsibilities include: Customer Service, Record Keeping, Sales Assistance, and M icrosoft Office use. Please send a copy of your resume to woodhavenestates@ymail.com. If you would like any additional information, p lease call, 863-385-4236. DFW LAKE PLACIDPart Time Pastor Secretary, Community Church of God. Approx. 12hr. per week. Word processing a nd data base, mailing, telephone, reception & so forth. Current Resume and Church references required. To schedule interview call, leave message 863-465-3715. 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 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 FRONT DESK/RECEPTIONISTFor Radiology Dept. Part Time/Full Time. Computer proficiency a must. Send Resume to: P.O Box 1923, 33871. BUSY EYECLINIC has openings in all positions. Full time/part time. Send resume to : P.O. Box 991 Lake Placid 33852. 2100H elp WantedJ OB FAIRSAPRIL 28TH CUSTODIAL POSITIONS G CA Services GROUP is now accepting applications f or substitute custodians, custodians, lead custodians.Responsibilities include but not limited to sweeping, mopping, dusting, trash removal, and general cleaning. Multiple shifts/positions available and will be based upon location. Apply in pers on between 9am & 5pm., April 28th. Avon Park High School in t he Auditorium 700 E Main Street, Avon Park 33825 *Sebring High School in t he Smith Center 3514 Kenilworth Sebring 33870 *Lake Placid High School i n the Commons202 Green Dragon Drive Lake Placid 33852 EOE. P OSICIONES DE LIMPIEZA DISPONIBLES GCA SERVICES GROUP esta aceptando aplicacion es para personal de l impieza. Las responsabilidades incluyen pero no se l imitan a barrer, trapear, remover el polvo, el retiro d e la basura, y a la limpieza g eneral. Diferente horarios disponible y sera basado s obre la localizacion. Aplique en persona durante 9am y 5pm, el 28th de abril a cualquier de las tres escuelas detras:* Avon Park High School en la Auditorium 700 E. M ain Street, Avon Park 33825 *Sebring High School en la Smith Center 3514 Keni lworth Sebring 33870 *Lake Placid High School en la Commons 202Green Dragon Drive Lake Placid 3 3852 2100Help WantedI NDEPENDENT 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 COUNTYC ALL ED 352-217-9937 2050J ob Opportunities NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR A VARIANCE REQUEST HEARING NO. 1713 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the HIGHLANDS COUNTY Board of Adjustment on the 8th day of May, 2012, beginning at 3:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the County Commissioners Board Room, Highlands County Government Center Building, 600 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida, to consider a variance to allow for a 23.2 and 23.6 foot rear yard setback instead of the required 25 feet for an existing dwelling, within the area described as follows: approximately .23 acre parcel located on West Xavier Road between Hartman Road and North Roxbury Road, northwest of Avon Park, the address being 3193 W. Xavier Rd., Avon Park, Florida; and legally described as follows: Lots 6833, 6834 and the northeast 1/2 of 6835, Avon Park Lakes, Unit 21, as recorded Plat Book 5, Pg. 16 in the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Any person or persons interested or affected by this change are invited to attend this hearing. You may submit comments in writing to the attention of Linda Conrad, Zoning Supervisor, P.O. Box 1926, Sebring, Florida 33871-1926, or you may call (863 tion. Please reference the above hearing number when calling or writing. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND ALL INTERESTED PERSONS MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT THE TIME AND PLACE SPECIFIED ABOVE. ANY PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THIS COMMITTEE/GROUP, IN PUBLIC HEARING OR MEETING IS HEREBY ADVISED THAT HE OR SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND THAT, FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD WILL INCLUDE THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND 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 accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact Mrs. Melissa Bruns, ADA Coordinator at 863-402-6509 (Voice 711, or by e-mail: mbruns@hcbcc.org Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. ONE OR MORE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MAY BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING. ONE OR MORE LAKE PLACID TOWN COUNCIL MEMBERS MAY BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING. Jim Brooks, Chairman April 22, 27, 2012 Classified ads get fast results Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. D OES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance w ith a News-Sun classified ad. 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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comThe Lady Blue Streaks b rought their hitting shoes to Lake Gibson Thursday, a nd walloped their way to the District 9-6Atournament championship with a 12-6 win over the host Lady Braves. Im proud of us, senior Jayme Faircloth said. We stayed pumped the whole game and we continually c heered each other on. Having pulled off a mild upset in besting Winter Haven Tuesday, Lake Gibson had some momentum and the home field a dvantage on their side. B ut the Brave bats, which had put up eight runs in t heir last regular season loss to Winter Haven, and nine in Tuesdays win over the Devils, was held in check b y freshman hurler Hannah Lollis. A nd it was the sweet swinging Blue Streaks that set the tone early. Four straight hits with two outs in the bottom of the first, singles by Dino Lower and Kara Faircloth sandwiching RBI doubles from Carly Hoffner and Emily Gilbert, got Sebring out to a 3-0 lead. Lollis rolled through the second to hold the lead, but as often happens in high school softball, there soon came that bad inning in the third. On just one hit, a Margaret Roberts double, the Braves took the lead as an error, two walks and three hit-by-pitches preceded the two-bagger and brought home four runs. She got herself in a little bit of trouble there, head coach Joe Sinness said. But she kept her composure and got back on track and really pitched a great game. Lollis did regain her command, as did the Sebring offense. Answering right back in the bottom of the third, as five straight singles plated two runs, with Loren Eures and Alison Hoffner accounting for the runs batted in, scoring Carly Hoffner and Gilbert. The narrow lead, though, would stay put over the next two innings, adding all the more tension to the night. Both teams, by reaching the district championship, were assured of a date in the Class 6Aplayoffs. The difference being that the losing team would play By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondent SEBRING The goal of most varsity athletes is to get the opportunity to play at the collegiate level. For Sebrings Seth Abeln, that dream became reality as he officially signed on to play baseball for South Florida Community College this past Thursday. Despite having other offers ranging from Georgia and Tennessee, and all the way up in Michigan, Abeln saw the scholarship opportunity at SFCC more fitting for his needs. s close to home so my parents get to come watch me without having to drive too far And indeed they will Seths parents were there to support him Thursday, just as they have since the days of Dixie Youth baseball when he first fell in love with the game, and they look forward to watching him even more in the near future. It doesnt hurt that Seth will be playing alongside a number of his teammates next year: former Sebring graduates Gus Williams, Josh Chavis and Evan Lewis just finished their first season as Panthers. Also joining him at SFCC will be Aaron Hart and Kyle Cunningham, two other current seniors on the Sebring staff. It makes it feel even more like home, Abeln said. SPORTS D SE CTION Inside This Section NFL Draft Busts . . .4D H oward surgery goes well . .4D Gator Gallop 5K . . .5D News-Sun Sunday, April 22, 2012 News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Dino Lower hit her sixth home run of the season as the Lady Streaks rolled to the District 9-6A tournament title Thursday night. News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Keplet Charite raced to a second-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles at Thursdays Region 2-2A meet in Jacksonville, qualifying him to move on to the FHSAA Finals. Courtesy photo Hannah Schroeder pulled of quite a trifecta Thursday, qualifying for regionals in three different events all long distance runs. News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN Seth Abeln, flanked by parents Shon and Bobbie, was also joined by Sebring principal Anne Lindsey, Blue Streak head coach Buck Rapp, retired Sebring head coach Hoppy Rewis and athletic director Terry Quarles in signing to play baseball at South Florida Community College Thursday. B y DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comIt was a long trip for eight Highlands County track and f ield athletes, as four Red Devils and four Green Dragons made the trek up to Jacksonville for the Region 2-2Ameet Thursday. And not only were the octet of athletes far from home, they were now amongst a crowded field of 26 schools being represented at the Bolles School. Despite the long odds and distance traveled, supremee fforts were put in all the way through. But when the dust had settled on the day, all that were left were two Green Dragons w ho advanced to the FHSAA Class 2AFinals Taylor Miller and Keplet Charite. M iller found herself among some very tight competition, as would be expected, but more then held her own. e were all pretty much even in the preliminaries, she said. Except for the girl from Jones. T hat girl is Cassidy Smith, who roared to the best qualifying time, 14.8 seconds, while Miller and Lake Highland Preps Vanessa F reire came in with the next best times at 16.6. Into the finals it went, and while Smiths time rose a bit, she still broke 15 seconds at 14.97. Freire, meanwhile, shaved a bit off her time, dropping to 16.47 to take second, and Nature Coast freshman Bronte Cameron cut more than half a second from herp reliminary time to come in at 16.91 for third. Miller, however, saw her time rise over the 17-second mark, at 17.09, but she held off a challenge from her district meet combatant, Gulfs Paige Pinder, to grab the fourth and final qualifying spot to get to state. I wasnt satisfied with the Its down to two Dragons See LP, Page 3D Abeln perfect for Panthers See ABELN, Page 3D District Champs! See STREAKS, Page 5D B y DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comThe Blue Streaks will be well represented at theiru pcoming regional meet as 10 track and field athletes finished in the top four of their events and advancedf rom the District 7-3Ameet on Thursday. S tarting in the field events, Donavon White soared to s uccess with a 6-foot, 4-inch high jump, good for first p lace and a ticket to move on. My best this year was 64, White said. I got it once at a meet in Lake Placid at the very beginning of the season, but its been a drought since and I havent cleared it. I jumped it twice in practice this week, so knew it could be repeated, he continued. Districts was the ideal time to clear my PR once again. Blake Fort and McKenzie Hargaden both advanced from the pole vault event for the Lady Streaks, taking second and third with vaults of 10-feet and 8-feet, 6-inches, respectively. Another duo advanced from the boys side of the pole vault, with Colton Dillon clearing 13-feet for second place and freshman Byron Cobb cleared an even 12-feet for fourth. From there it was onto the track, where Sebring advanced five more athletes, three in multiple events. Destiny McCartney, for instance, took third in the 100-meter hurdles, in a time of 16.67 seconds, and fourth in the 300-meter hurdles, in 50.56 seconds, to make it to regionals in each. Taylor Tubbs, despite a Wednesday spill on her roller blades that left her bruised, f inished first in both the 800a nd 1,600-meter runs to move on. I go roller blading all the time, Tubbs said. It just didnt work out so well on Wednesday. But I still won all my races, so it turned out ok. But it was Hannah Schroeder who outdid them all by advancing in three different events. And not just any three events, but the three longest, long-distance runs. The junior took third in t he 800, second in the 1,600 and then somehow still had the speed and stamina to then win the 3,200 in a time of 12:21.02. She had a really great ru n in the 3,200 and lead practically the entire race, Tubbs said of her fellow distance dominator. Im so glad well be at the regional together next week. Two Blue Streak boys then qualified for regionals in the 3,200 as Eric Foster and Evan Wilburn took third and fourth, respectively. With this flurry of strong finishes, including a number of near misses for qualifying, the Lady Streaks placed second as a team in the 11-team field, with 91.5 points, while the boys were sixth with 58.5. Sebring sending 10

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C M Y K Softball BBQAVON PARK Avon Park girls softb all will be hosting a BBQ on Saturday, April 28 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Lucy Derkman softball complex. D inners are $7 and include pulled pork, b arbecue beans, cole slaw and a roll. For further information, contact Kyndal Tyler at 257-0814.Adult 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 C ounty 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 youth 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. Registration and league fees are due by M onday, May 7. Please call Dan Jamison at the Highlands County Sports Complex at 863-402-6755.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 i nvolved. 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.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 C ircle Park. Early entry fees are $10 for students, $15 for team members and $20 for individuals fee the day of the race is $25. Register by May 4 to get a Dri-fit Tshirt. Entering as a team can save on entry fee, as each member of a recognized organization or business team saves $5. Teams must consist of at least three members and may be mixed ages and genders. For more information, call Niki Gregor a t 386-1300 or email ngregor@heartlandnb.com.SFCC Volleyball CampsAVON PARK The summer season is r ight around the corner, which means plenty of opportunities for aspiring area v olleyball players to sharpen their skills a nd 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 kim.crawford@southflorida.edu .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-Boston3727.578 x-New York3330.524312Philadelphia3230.5164 New Jersey2241.3491412Toronto2241.3491412Southeast Division WLPctGB y-Miami4517.726 x-Atlanta3825.603712x-Orlando3626.5819 Washington1646.25829 Charlotte755.11338 Central Division WLPctGB y-Chicago4716.746 x-Indiana4122.6516 Milwaukee2933.4681712Detroit2340.36524 Cleveland2141.3392512WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB y-San Antonio4616.742 x-Memphis3825.603812x-Dallas3628.56311 Houston3231.5081412New Orleans2043.3172612Northwest Division WLPctGB y-Oklahoma City4617.730 Denver3428.5481112Utah3330.52413 Portland2835.44418 Minnesota2638.4062012Pacific Division WLPctGB x-L.A. Lakers4024.625 x-L.A. Clippers3924.61912Phoenix3330.524612Golden State2240.35517 Sacramento2043.3171912x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ___ Thursdays Games Indiana 118, Milwaukee 109 Minnesota 91, Detroit 80 New Orleans 105, Houston 99, OT Miami 83, Chicago 72 Phoenix 93, L.A. Clippers 90 Fridays Games Atlanta 97, Boston 92 Memphis 85, Charlotte 80 Cleveland 98, New York 90 Dallas 104, Golden State 94 San Antonio 121, L.A. Lakers 97 Oklahoma City 103, Sacramento 92 Saturdays Games Denver at Phoenix, late Philadelphia at Indiana, late Washington at Miami, late Dallas at Chicago, late Golden State at Houston, late Portland at Memphis, late New Jersey at Milwaukee, late Orlando at Utah, late Sundays Games New York at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m. Sacramento at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Toronto at Detroit, 6 p.m. Houston at Miami, 6 p.m. Golden State at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Cleveland at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Orlando at Denver, 8 p.m. New Orleans at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.PLAYOFFSFIRST ROUND (Best-of-7EASTERN 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, late Monday, April 23: NY Rangers at Ottawa, TBD Thursday, April 26: Ottawa at NY Rangers, TBD Boston 2, Washington 2 Boston 1, Washington 0, OT Washington 2, Boston 1, 2OT Monday: Boston 4, Washington 3 Thursday: Washington 2, Boston 1 Saturday: Washington at Boston, late Sunday, April 22: Boston at Washington, TBD Wednesday, April 25: Washington at Boston, TBD Florida 2, New Jersey 2 New Jersey 3, Florida 2 Florida 4, New Jersey 2 Tuesday: Florida 4, New Jersey 3 Thursday: New Jersey 4, Florida 0 Saturday: New Jersey at Florida, late Tuesday, April 24: Florida at New Jersey, TBD Thursday, April 26: New Jersey at Florida, TBD Philadelphia 3, Pittsburgh 2 Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 3, OT Philadelphia 8, Pittsburgh 5 Philadelphia 8, Pittsburgh 4 Wednesday: Pittsburgh 10, Philadelphia 3 Friday: Pittsburgh 3, Philadelphia 2 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 3, 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 2, San Jose 1 Saturday: San Jose at St. Louis, late x-Monday, April 23: St. Louis at San Jose, TBD x-Wednesday, April 25: San Jose at St. Louis, TBD Phoenix 3, Chicago 1 Phoenix 3, Chicago 2, OT Chicago 4, Phoenix 3, OT Tuesday: Phoenix 3, Chicago 2, OT Thursday: Phoenix 3, Chicago 2, OT Saturday: Chicago at Phoenix, late x-Monday, April 23: Phoenix at Chicago, TBD x-Wednesday, April 25: Chicago at Phoenix, TBD Nashville 4, Detroit 1 Nashville 3, Detroit 2 Detroit 3, Nashville 2 Nashville 3, Detroit 2 Tuesday: Nashville 3, Detroit 1 Friday: Nashville 2, Detroit 1AMERICAN LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Baltimore86.571 New York86.571 Toronto76.53812Tampa Bay77.5001 Boston49.308312Central Division WLPctGB Detroit94.692 Cleveland75.583112Chicago76.5382 Minnesota59.357412Kansas City310.2316 West Division WLPctGB Texas112.846 Oakland78.4675 Seattle78.4675 Los Angeles59.357612___ Thursdays Games Baltimore 5, Chicago White Sox 3 N.Y. Yankees 7, Minnesota 6 Texas 10, Detroit 3 Tampa Bay 9, Toronto 4 Oakland 4, L.A. Angels 2 Cleveland 2, Seattle 1 Fridays Games N.Y. Yankees 6, Boston 2 Texas at Detroit, ppd., rain Minnesota 5, Tampa Bay 4 Toronto 4, Kansas City 3 L.A. Angels 6, Baltimore 3 Cleveland 4, Oakland 3 Chicago White Sox 7, Seattle 3 Saturdays Games Texas at Detroit, late Chicago White Sox at Seattle, late N.Y. Yankees at Boston, late Minnesota at Tampa Bay, late Toronto at Kansas City, late Baltimore at L.A. Angels, late Cleveland at Oakland, late Sundays Games Texas at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 1:40 p.m. Toronto at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Baltimore at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m. Cleveland at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Seattle, 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 8:05 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Washington114.733 Atlanta95.643112New York76.5383 Miami77.500312Philadelphia77.500312Central Division WLPctGB St. Louis104.714 Cincinnati68.4294 Milwaukee68.4294 Pittsburgh58.385412Houston59.3575 Chicago311.2147 West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles113.786 Colorado76.538312San Francisco76.538312Arizona77.5004 San Diego312.200812___ Thursdays Games Miami 5, Chicago Cubs 3 L.A. Dodgers 4, Milwaukee 3 Cincinnati 6, St. Louis 3 Houston 11, Washington 4 Atlanta 10, Arizona 2 Philadelphia 2, San Diego 0 Fridays Games Cincinnati 9, Chicago Cubs 4 Washington 2, Miami 0 St. Louis 4, Pittsburgh 1 San Francisco 4, N.Y. Mets 3, 10 innings L.A. Dodgers 3, Houston 1 Colorado 4, Milwaukee 3 Atlanta 9, Arizona 1 Philadelphia 4, San Diego 1 Saturdays Games Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, late Miami at Washington, late San Francisco at N.Y. Mets, late L.A. Dodgers at Houston, late St. Louis at Pittsburgh, late Colorado at Milwaukee, late Atlanta at Arizona, late Philadelphia at San Diego, late Sundays Games San Francisco at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. Miami at Washington, 1:35 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Houston, 2:05 p.m. Colorado at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Philadelphia at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. Atlanta at Arizona, 4:10 p.m.BASEBALLMajor League Baseball MLBSuspended Los Angeles Dodgers RHP Angel Guzman (Albuquerque-PCL 50 games after a second violation for a drug abuse under the minor league drug prevention and treatment program. Fined Cleveland RHP Chris Perez $750 for a reckless message on his Twitter account after a benches-clearing incident in Kansas City. American League DETROIT TIGERSAcquired RHP Zach Miner from Kansas City for cash and assigned him to Erie (EL OAKLAND ATHLETICSClaimed RHP Rich Thompson off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels. Optioned RHP Neil Wagner to Sacramento (PCL TAMPA BAY RAYSReinstated CF B.J. Upton from 15-day DL. Optioned UTL Stephen Vogt to Durham (IL National League CHICAGO CUBSPlaced RHP Kerry Wood on 15-day DL, retroactive to April 14. Recalled LHP Scott Maine from Iowa (PCL ST. LOUIS CARDINALSPlaced 1B Lance Berkman on 15-day DL, retroactive to April 19. Activated OF-INF Skip Schumaker from 15-day DL. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: Baseball at District 10-4A Tournament,Avon Park,TBD TUESDAY: Baseball at District 10-4A Tournament,Avon Park,TBD SATURDAY: Track and Field at FHSAAFinals,Jacksonville,1 p.m. Sebring TUESDAY: Baseball at District 9-6A Tournament,Winter Haven,vs.Lake Gibson,7 p.m.; Softball vs.River Ridge,Class 6A Playoffs,7 p.m. THURSDAY: Baseball at District 9-6A Tournament,Winter Haven,TBD; Track and Field at Regional Meet,11 a.m. Avon Park MONDAY: Baseball hosts District 10-4A Tournament,TBD TUESDAY: Baseball hosts District 10-4A Tournament,TBD THURSDAY: 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 S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Texas at Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T B B S S 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . M innesota at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 2 2 : : 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs . . . . . . . . . . . W W G G N N 8 8 p p . m m . N.Y. Yankees at Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NM MO O N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . Minnesota at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 7 7 p p . m m . N.Y. Yankees at Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NT TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . L.A. Angels at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . Chicago White Sox at Oakland . . . . . . . . W W G G N N N N B B A A S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . N.Y. Knicks at Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . O klahoma City at L.A. Lakers . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C CT TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Miami at Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Phoenix at Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T TN N H H L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n Conference Quarterfinal Teams TBA . . . N N B B C C 3 3 p p . m m . Conference Quarterfinal Teams TBA . . . N N B B C CM M A A J J O O R R L L E E A A G G U U E E S S O O C C C C E E R R S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 6 6 p p . m m . N.Y. Red Bulls at D.C. United . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2Times, games, channels all subject to change A A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . N ASCAR STP 400 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F F O O X XG G O O L L F F S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 9 9 a a . m m . E uroPGA Volvo China Open . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 1 1 p p . m m . P GA Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf . . . C C B B S S 1 1 p p . m m . LPGA LOTTE Championship . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . P GA Valero Texas Open. . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S SC C O O L L L L E E G G E E S S O O F F T T B B A A L L L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . 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C M Y K Associated PressTAMPA New York Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain expects to be out of a walking boot for an injured ankle in about two weeks. Chamberlain dislocated his right ankle bouncing on a trampoline with his son on March 22. The right-hander has resumed working out at the Yankeesminor league complex, where he played catch in the outfield Friday with his right knee on a stool. Chamberlain said the ankle continues to improve and that his throwing arm is 100 percent. The 6-foot-2, 240-pound right-hander was working his way back from elbow ligament replacement surgery and was expected to return in June. Also, Andy Pettitte made 66 pitches over 5 2-3 innings in an extended spring training game. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012Page 3D 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 S pecial to the News-SunThe Heartland Chapter of the Florida Trail Association has a number of activities planned for next month where participants can enjoy the wondrous nature Central Florida has to offer, while also giving back. Date: Sunday, April 22 Activity: Earth Day Day Hike Location: Tiger Creek P reserve 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 a t 644-5448 or at bobalinks3@yahoo.com for meet-up time and other information. Pick any outing or take part in as many as you can to both enjoy the great outdoors at these scenic locations and do your part to help the natural beauty all around us here in the Heartland of Central Florida. Florida Trail Association Heartland Chapter April activities way I ran (in the final said. But its my first time making it to state and it feels great. Charite, who had the fastest time in the boys 110meter hurdles in the preliminaries, 15.57, saw Port Orange Atlantics Michae Campobasso shave .35 seconds off his qualifying timet o get the win. B ut Charite stayed steady, dropping his time to 15.56 to solidly take second and stamp his ticket to state. Distance runner Dalton Shelton couldnt quite make it to the FHSAAFinals. After a tough 1,600-meter r un finish, Shelton pushed hard in the 3,200, taking it down to the wire against Dunnellons ViChicasAguilar, before finishing less than one second out of fourth place. Avon Parks Lacy Turner, Steven Roberts, Damian Lovett and Masco Louis and Green Dragon Tobias Kuhn all made the trip upstate and put forth great efforts, but werent quite enough to move them along from the loaded field of competitors. Interestingly, for the Lake Placid duo, the trip to the FHSAAFinals will bring them all the way back to Jacksonville at the University of North Floridas Hodges Stadium Saturday, April 28, with the gates opening at Noon and competition to kick off at 1 p.m. Continued from 1D News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Taylor Miller will be making her first trip to state, and second trip to Jacksonville in just over a week, for the F HSAA Class 2A Finals. LP sends two to State Hopefully, he added, noting SFCC coach Rick Hittsa bility to prepare his players for the next level, I can m aybe get on the same team with them again. He was a sparkplug for us all year; the way he plays the game and the energy he b rings. I think hell be a great addition there, said Sebringh ead coach Buck Rapp. He can play multiple positions and I think hes going to adda little bit of energy to that program. Im excited for him. I t hink its a good fit for him. Hell get pushed and hell get better Abeln will, in fact, be d oing both playing utility and working hard, that is. A lready he is working on various aspects of his game t o prepare for the transition including bettering his drag bunt, as Abeln hits from the left batters box. Abeln is currently considering dentistry as a careerp ath but is open to whatever opportunities may come his way. Ricks got a great player c oming up there to him, Rapp said. A nd a great home, not too far, away from home, for A beln. Continued from 1D Abeln signs with SFCC N ews-Sun file photos by DAN HOEHNE Above: Destiny McCartney moved on to regionals in both the 100and 300meter hurdles events. Right: Blake Fort cleared an even 10-feet to take second at Thursdays district meet, moving her on to regionals. This pair of Lady Streaks join eight other Sebring athletes who advanced to the regional competition this Thursday in Punta Gorda. Reaching Regionals The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Chamberlain working out at Yankees complex

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C M Y K Associated PressORLANDO The Orlando Sentinel is reporting Magic center Dwight Howard underwent successful arthroscopic surgery Friday on a herniated disk in his lower back. Howard is done for the season and will miss the summer Olympics, but team doctor Craig Mintzer said the All-Star was doing well and is expected to make a complete recovery in about four months. Mintzer said: He shouldt have restrictions whatsoever. He should come back fully. There shouldnt be an issue there. Really, its just a matter of time. The surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Watkins of Marina Del Ray, Calif. Mintzer said told the Sentinel that Howard would likely remain in the L.A. area for at least three days, maybe longer before subjecting his back to air travel. By TOM WITHERS A ssociated PressCLEVELAND The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton is filled with the busts of the games greatest players, their images preserved in bronze. Up the road in Cleveland, there are other busts. Cincinnatis had a few of the latter kind, too. So have Detroit, Buffalo, Oakland, Kansas City and other NFLcities. Theyre just about everywhere. Y ou know these busts, t hose cant-possibly-miss players tagged as saviors on draft day who wind up flopping on the field. JaMarcus Russell, the No. 1 overall pick in 2007, was supposed to pull the Oakland Raiders out of their black h ole. Ryan Leaf, who some thought should have been taken ahead of Peyton Manning in the 1998 draft, was selected with the No. 2 pick, flamed out in San Diego and was recently arrested twice in four days on accusations of burglary to steal prescription painkillers. Akili Smith. Charles Rogers. Courtney Brown.J oey Harrington. Brian Bosworth. Peter Warrick. Mike Williams. Brady Quinn. Tony Mandarich. T he list of busts goes on, and this year a few more n ames could be added to the roll-call of notable flounders. O n Thursday night, teams will begin selecting players t heyve watched for hours on film. Scouts and front-office members have spent months pouring over statistics, assessing 40-yard-dash times and vertical leaps, reviewing interviews and Wonderlic tests and doing background checks on these potential future employees. The goal is to get it right and pick a quality player of high character who can help you win. Get it wrong, and the consequences can be catastrophic for an organization. Everybody wants the 10year Pro Bowler, which is fine, but Ill take the twoyear Pro Bowler rather than a bust, said Browns general manager Tom Heckert, who has 13 picks at his disposal this year. You dont want a bust, you cant have a bust. Thats what you are trying to avoid. The Browns, perhaps more than any other team, have perfected the art of the wrong choice. Cleveland has had seven picks in the Top 10 of the draft since its 1999 rebirth. The Browns picked first in 1999 (Tim Couch) and 2000 (Brown selection in 2001 (Gerard Warren), 2005 (Braylon Edwards), and 2007 (Joe Thomas), the No. 6 in 2004 (Kellen Winslow) and the No. 7 (Joe Haden After taking Thomas, the Browns traded their firstround pick to move back into the first round and select Quinn, the Notre Dame star who left all his Irish luck in college. Tabbed as the future, he played in 14 games, was traded in 2010 to Denver and is now with Kansas City. T his year, a team that has m ade the playoffs just once in 13 years and posted 10 seasons with at least 10 losses in that span, will pick at No. 4 and No. 22 in the first round. Besides Thomas, who has made five straight Pro Bowls, C levelands poor track record on top picks is perhaps the biggest reason the Browns are 68-140 in their orangehelmeted incarnation. Its somewhat unfair to label Couch a bust since he had no talent around him, and he remains the only QB to get Cleveland to the playoffs, though he missed the game in Pittsburgh with a broken leg. Brown, too, was the victim o f misfortune as injuries sabotaged and shortened the pass rushers career. But the Brownsselection o f Warren, a journeyman, over Richard Seymour C leveland coach Butch Davis insisted on Warren and a head of LaDainian Tomlinson altered C levelands course for years. Heckert is determined not to repeat the mistakes of previous regimes, but in the draft, there are no guarantees. Everybody knows its a crap shoot sometimes, he said. The Bengals have bungled their share of picks. Arecurring theme during Cincinnatis 22-year gap between playoff wins has been the teams inability to pick the right quarterback that is, until selecting Andy Dalton last year. The Bengals have drafted talented QBs before, but the teams failure was in managing them or forcing them into systems that didnt fit their talents. In 1992, the Bengals took David Klingler with the sixth overall pick and tried to turn a run-and-shoot QB who broke NCAArecords at Houston into a pocket passer behind a bad offensive line with a below-average receiving corps. Disaster. They tried the same thing with Smith, the third overall pick in 1999 out of Oregon, where he was taught to makea quick read and then run if nobody was open. After sitting most of his rookie season, Smith was given Cincinnatis starting job in 2000 with two rookie receivers Warrick and Ron Dugans. Another bad idea. Head coach Bruce Coslet quit three games into the season. After only 10 games, the franchise gave up on Smith as a starter. I didnt know what was going on, Smith said. They made me the third pick of the draft. They gave me a lot of money. And they werent going to give me a shot the following year. I couldnt understand it, but I dealt with it. More than a few drafts have rendered the Bills busted and disgusted. They can blame their 12year playoff drought the leagues current longest in part to overreaching in the draft. Their first-round failures are numerous and notable. In 2002, they took Williams, an immense offensive tackle from Texas fourth overall. He lasted only three seasons before being cut. Two years later, they traded back into the first round to select quarterback J.P.L osman, who had an up-anddown five-year stint and failed to become the teams franchise player. T hen, in 2009, Buffalo picked Penn State defensive end Aaron Maybin 11th overa ll. He didnt register a sack or b reak into the starting lineup in two seasons before being u nceremoniously cut during training camp last summer. General manager Buddy Nix said the only way to guard against picking a bust is preparation. With the clock ticking, nerves fray and panic can ensue. eve made this mistake before and Im talking about me, Nix said, is not being prepared if the guy you want at that spot all of a sudden is gone, and youve got five minutes to make the next pick. You better have your plan of where youre going if hes not there. Ive had it happen more than once, and the mistakes we made was not being prepared to go to the next guy Heckert cant afford any errors. He needs to find playmakers for an offense that scored just 218 points last season. He cant overreach. He cant be fooled. Hes cant blow it. Not this year, not with the Browns still a mess and Cleveland fans demanding a quick turnaround. Its win or bust. Theres a lot of pressure from media, fans, people in your building, scouts and its my job to say, Wait a m inute. Its not the right thing to do, he said. That is the hardest thing to convey to the fans. Its not like we dont want those guys, we want them just as bad as they do, but we dont want to m ake a mistake doing it. There is way more mistakes made than great players picked. e just try to do the rig ht thing. AP Sports Writers Joe Kay in Cincinnati and John Wawrow in Buffalo contributed to this r eport. Page 4DNews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012w ww.newssun.com DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 4/15,22,29; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 9 9 0 0 6 6 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 PAGE, WILLIAM J.; 5.542"; 3"; Black; 4/22,25,28; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 1 1 7 7 7 7 NFL teams fear picking busts in draft MCTphoto A kili Smith was one of many high draft picks that didnt quite pan out. Report: Howard doing well after back surgery

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C M Y K B y CHRIS DUNCAN Associated PressCOLLEGE STATION, Texas Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive says next weeks meeting of Bowl Championship Series leaders is just another step in the process toward refining the oft-criticized system. Slive visited Texas A&M on Friday and met with reporters before he participated in a panel on conference realignment. BCS leaders are scheduled to convene Monday in Hollywood, Fla., when the Football Bowl Association holds its annual meeting. Slive would not say what he hopes the meeting will accomplish, characterizing it as a sharing of ideas. Options up for discussion include minor tweaks to the current system, a four-team playoff and a playoff that tries to preserve traditional bowl rivalries for the Pac-12 and Big Ten. Part of the discussion includes whether the games should be at bowls, on campus or at neutral sites. It would be really silly for me to start talking about the BCS when were going to start meeting again on Monday, Slive said. Its not productive. The 11 BCS league commissioners and Notre Dames athletic director met in Texas last month and Slive said then that theres no consensus yet on anything. The upcoming, weeklong meeting in Florida will be the fourth of the year for BCS leaders. The BCS is in the middle of a four-year deal with ESPN that runs through the 2014 season. Anew BCS format must be in place before the fall when television negotiations with ESPN open. ere going to go back (this week refine our thinking, Slive said Friday. This is a marathon, not a sprint. We dont really have to make a decision until summertime. This set of meetings is our annual meetings, but its just another step in the process. Slive joined American Football Coaches Association executive director Grant Teaff, Cotton Bowl chairman Tommy Bain and Texas A&M president Bowen Loftin on the symposium panel, conducted in the end-zone club at Kyle Field. Teaff and Slive said one of the main arguments for keeping the current system is preserving the importance of the regular season. And Teaff said the sports popularity is validation for the BCS system, created in the 1990s. If you just think about where we are in football, Teaff said, its never been more popular. College football is THE game. And that all stems back from these decisions that were made early on. Slive said the BCS has created more fan interest and connected fan bases from coast-to-coast. Games in other parts of the country that really wouldt have mattered to other parts of the country, now mean something to the nation, Slive said. Teaff called the BCS the most significant step for college football since President Theodore Roosevelt demanded reforms to the game in 1905. His meeting with the coaches from Harvard, Yale and Princeton at the White House led to the creation of the NCAA. No matter how much criticism the media and the fans and everybody else wants to give the BCS, Teaff said, the BCS has played the most important role in college football since Teddy Roosevelt called everybody together and said, You better fix this, or Im going to eliminate it from the American scene. The panel touched on several other issues, but focused mainly on realignment. Texas A&M and Missouri bolted from the Big 12 last year and will begin competing in the SEC in July. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012Page 5D Sports SHS Blue Streaks; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; Sports, SHS BlueStreaks Golf C; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 9 9 4 4 6 6 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 04/22/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 1 1 2 2 2 2 CHRIS DAMIAN; 7.444"; 5"; Black; 4/20,22,25,27,29; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 1 1 4 4 8 8 their opening playoff game on the road a none-tooclose trip to the New Port Richey area while the winning team would get their first game at home. And perhaps it was the thought of avoiding the long drive that got the Sebring bats going again in the bottom of the sixth. Jayme Faircloth got it started with a single and was soon able to trot home ahead of Lower, whose blast over the left-field fence marked her sixth home run of the sea-s on and gave the Streaks a l ittle more of a cushion at 74. But they were far from done as Gilbert, Kara Faircloth and Eures all singled to add another run to the lead. Hits from Alison Hoffner a nd Tayla DaSilva made it 10-4, a wild pitch moved it to 11-4 and Lower picked up her second hit and third RBI of the inning, with a runscoring single to push the lead to a commanding 12-4. Sebring then traded two runs for three outs, as Lake Gibson made one final push that came up well short when Lollis induced the final out and secured the district title the first in Sinnessfour years at the helm. eve got a young team and I think we started like 1-7 , he said. We kept telling them all along, its a new y ear, new positions, but just relax, go out and play. We f inally were able to get them to and things started to turn around, especially offensively where now were scoring eight, nine runs a game. And now were back to .500 at 1313. B ut it was those early season struggles that came to bea benefit. The games against teams t hat werent in our district like Haines City, Lake Wales, D eSoto and Okeechobee definitely made us a better and s tronger team, Faircloth said. The Streaks now have the luxury of staying home for their first playoff game, and will be hosting River Ridge, the District 10-6Arunners upa fter dropping a 5-4 decision to Mitchell Thursday. The Lady Knights, however, will be no luxury them-s elves as they come in with a 16-5 record and had won six i n a row by a combined score of 61-10 before their district t itle loss. Continued from 1D Courtesy photo S ebring grabbed the District 9-6A championship trophy with Thursdays win over Lake Gibson. S treaks earn home playoff game Special to the News-SunThe Highlands County Gator Club held their annual 5K fundraising run Saturday, April 21, and was able to raise enough to give three $1,000 scholarships for local school graduates who will attend UF. e would like to thank all or sponsors and the volunteers who made this event flow smoothly this morning, said club president Elizabeth Lenihan. 2012 Gator Gallop 5K Overall Male: Carl Dassinger 22:19 Overall Female: Mary Ann Andrews 31:51 Master Male: Jack Bailey 22:20 Master Female: Lauren Knowles 32:29 M ale Age Group Results (13 and under Chandler Gowan 26:08 (25-29 Dusty Johnson 39:14 ( 30-34) Joshua Vikler 31:30; (35-39 Bert Cox 24:09, Ralph Bacolot 34:14, Bill Windel 40:01 (40-44 Ken Bazzel 22:58, Ron Bednosky 26:36, Sean Dolan 32:41, David Stewart 32:28 (50-54 Nelson Pacheco 40:57 (55-59 Russel Andrews 28:28, Randy Severn 31:07 (65-69 Mike LaCount 31:11, Pep Hutchinson 39:05, Cliff Ables 41:23 ( 70-74) Dale Bargar 42:30. Female Age Group Results (13 and under Savannah Oldfield 35:53, Alexis Tabino 50:14 (25-29 Ashley Byrd 35:58, Sarah Idsardi 35:59, Jennifer Daly 36:12, Erin Gerchen 38:38, JoAnn Lyons 52:47, Gena Buja 1:05 (30-34 Laci Brooker 35:59, Becky Ruse 1:05 (35-39 Noraeen Lockhart 50:12 (45-49 Tammy Jackson 37:20 (55-59 Martie Brooker 36:02 (60-64 Peggy Essex-Klammer 37:37 (70-74 Lois Hotchkiss 35:57. Slive visits new SEC member Texas A&M

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C M Y K NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, April 22, 2012 www.newssun.com Volume 93/Number 52 | 75 cents www.newssun .com HighLow 79 60Complete Forecast PAGE 8A Thunderstorms likely early in the day Forecast Question: Does Florida need stricter gun laws? Next question: Is too much emphasis put on standardized testing in schools? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Patricia King Age 70, of Sebring Robert Knapp Age 76, of Avon Park David McGovern Age 46, of Sebring Larry Roberts Age 77, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 6A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 27.3% No 72.7% 099099401007 Total votes: 128 Business 1C Chalk Talk 3C Classifieds 4C Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle2B Dear Abby 2B Editorial & Opinion3A Horoscope 2B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times 2B Pause & Consider2B Sports On TV2D Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 4 4 0 0 By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Highlands Countys unemployment rate for March was 8.1 percent, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity on Friday. The current percentage is the lowest unemployment rate since it hit 8.1 percent in November of 2008. There were 3,689 Highlands County residents still on the unemployment rolls in March, the FDEO reported. Floridas seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 9.0 percent in March, the lowest since January 2009. There were 836,000 jobless Floridians out of a labor force of 9,282,000. The statewide March rate fell 0.4 percentage point from the month-ago rate of 9.4 percent this was the largest overthe-month decline in the states jobless rate since October 1992. The March 2012 rate was 1.7 percentage points lower than the year-ago rate of 10.7 percent. The U.S. rate was 8.2 percent in March. Floridas seasonally adjusted total nonagricultural employment was 7,328,700 in March 2012, an increase of 10,800 jobs ( up 0.1 percent) over the month. The number of jobs in the state was up 89,800 over the year, an increase of 1.2 percent from March 2011, according to the FDEO. Nationally, the number of jobs was up 1.5 percent over the past year. Flagler County had the highest unemployment rate at 12.2 percent in March. Over the year, statewide, the construction industry lost 13,500 jobs and total government declined by 12,000 jobs. Trade, transportation, and utilities gained 30,400 jobs at an $37,109 average annual wage. Unemployment lowest since November On to stateLPs Charite (left), Miller advance from regional SPORTS, 1DChamps!Sebring softball captures district title SPORTS, 1D By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Highlands County detectives arrested an Avon Park teen on Thursday and charged him with setting fire to a house to cover up a burglary. According to an arrest warrant from the HCSO, Kevin Scott McHargue was apprehended at his home for allegedly setting a fire at 2247 Longbottom Road in the Avon Parks Lakes area. State Fire Marshal Raymond Miles Davis ruled the fire as arson Thursday after it was discovered that an open flame was the cause. Alighter and a shoe imprint was discovered in the backyard of the house and an HCSO K9 unit was dispatched. After a neighborhood canvas, a neighbor put McHargue leaving the area just before the fire was reported. Davis ruled the fire as arson because existing evidence suggested a burglary had occurred prior to the fire being started, the report states. Canine Officer Maverick Teen jailed for arson By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Tuesday, the second day of Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests, an unsettling thing happened power went out at Sebring Middle School, Sebring High School and Woodlawn Elementary School at the same time. Sebring High School and Woodlawn Elementary were back on line in time to complete the days testing, the high school only after a 20-minute delay and Woodlawn by 11 a.m. Sebring Middle was not so fortunate. Its power could not be restored in time. Those tests were postponed to the next day which fortunately had been scheduled as a make-up day. Tuesday was a day, said assistant superintendent Becky Fleck, relief and exhaustion mixed in her voice. She added that test adminisFCAT goes on despite power outage at schools Family of eight loses home to fire News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS The Josue home located at 410 Circle St. in Avon Park was engulfed by fire Saturday morning. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Siblings James Josue, 22, and Rose Josue, 19, watch somberly as Avon Park and Highlands Lakes Fire Departments extinguish their familys home. See TEEN, page 7A See FCAT, page 7A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK Amid a crowd of neighbors and onlookers, 22-year-old James Josue crouched somberly next to his sister, 19-year-old Rose Josue, both watching motionlessly as local firefighters worked to extinguish a fire that engulfed the Josue familys home Saturday. The single-family home located at 410 Circle St. in Avon Park was fully engulfed in flames as Avon Park and Highlands Lakes Fire Departments arrived on the scene. According to neighbors and bystanders, the fire began approximately 9:40 Family escapes fire without injuries See FIRE, page 7A LIVING, 1B SPDhonors 2T op cop, civilian recognized PAGE2A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Darla Olson holds hands with cancer survivor Marlow Rivera during the Relay For Life survivors walk Saturday at Joe Franza Stadium in Avon Park. Sadly, just after the start of the event an announcement was made that Tina Gilbert-Schenck had lost her battle with breast cancer and died at home with her husband Brent by her side. Schenck had been active with Relay for Life for the past eight years and had been fighting cancer for 912years. Happy & sad start to APRelay

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C M Y K According to an economic analysis, for every $100 spent at a locally-owned business, $45 goes back into the community and local tax base, and for every $100 spent at a non-local chain store, only $13 comes back to the local area. With that understanding, it makes sense to shop locally. This week lets take a look at downtown Sebring, where it all began, the City on the Circle. Historic Downtown Sebring, one of three Florida cities built on a circle,is ideally suitedfor walking. The entire downtown is a designated 1920s Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. On The Circle you will discover a diverse collection of places to browse, eat and shop. Youll also finda mix of boutiques, clothing stores, consignment stores, art galleries, gift shops, antiques and restaurants. Now available is the Buy Downtown Sebringdiscount card, offering discounts at 35 of the merchants on and surrounding The Circle. You simply present the card to the merchant when making your purchase to benefit from the offer. The card is free of charge, and can be picked up at the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce, 227 U.S. 27 North, participating merchants, or online at www.BuyDowntownSebring. com. Each month, the downtown merchants stay open late on the second Friday with a special free event, Destination Downtown Sebring. featuring entertainment, light refreshments and store-wide specials to visitors enjoying Sebrings Historic Downtown.This coincides with Highlands Art Leagues 2nd Friday Art Openings at the Yellow House Galleryat 1989 Lakeview Drive,just south of the Sebring Public Library. From 5-8 p.m. May 12, you can enjoy Sebring Classic Car Show, with music, entertainment, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes, with food and drink vendors on-site and some fine looking cars. Sebring Golds Gym will host Pilates in the Parkon May 19 at 10 a.m.; it is open to the public and free of charge as well. Also on May 19, the Sebring Downtown Community Sidewalk-Garage sale takes place from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. Remember, all of these events are free of charge and open to the public for all to enjoy. Stop on by, enjoy yourselves in beautiful Historic Downtown Sebring, and visit the merchants; they would appreciate your business. Mayor George Hensley urges all citizens, groups, clubs, societies and businesses to join in the celebration. The Centennial Planning Committee meets the first Thursday of each month at 4 PM. The public is invited and encouraged to attend at the Jack Stroup (Sebring) Civic Center. Remember to stop by the Sebring Historical Society or the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce and get your coffee table book The OneHundred Years of Sebring and your hat, T-shirt, lapel pin, grocery tote bag, cup or bumper sticker, all sporting the official Centennial logo. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Celebrat eSebringCentennial, Go to the website, www.Sebring100.com, call 655-5554 or email events@sebring100.com to get involved. Thanks to the News-Sun for the opportunity to keep everyone informed on Sebrings Centennial Celebration. Reference this article every Sunday and you wont miss a thing! Jen Brown is a member of the Sebring Centennial Committee. 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PB: Power Ball Lottery Center COMMUNITYBRIEFS Greenhoe to appear at Scribes Night Out todaySEBRING On hold for the past three weeks, Scribes Night Out (SNO) resumes its regular schedule at 6:30 p.m. today at Brewsters Coffee House, with Verwayne Greenhoe serving as the Featured Reader. Greenhoe describes most of his writing as fiction based on facts and experiences. I take what I know to be true, what I believe to be true, and what dark little twists my mind can make and run with it. Because hes also a caring individual, hes now writing a memoir called Things My Father Taught Me Lessons in Life. Attendees will also hear an update on the current Flash Fiction Writing Contest, conducted by the Heartland Cultural Alliance and SNO. And time will be devoted to an Open Mike, where other writers are allowed several minutes to share their writings. SNO meets the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Brewsters. The event is free and open to the public. For information about SNO, call 385-8618. For information about the writing contest, call 385-1554. Cruise benefits Hendersons effortsLAKE PLACID Eddie Mae Henderson will once againbe hostessing her second annual fund raiser cruise aboard the MSC Poesia.Henderson has served Christmas dinner to the hungry and homeless in Lake Placid for more than 30 years.Every booking on the cruise will help contribute to the funds needed to continue this tradition. The cruise departs Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 26, 2013 for a fabulous sevenday cruise to the Eastern Caribbean.Ports of call include St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Nassau Bahamas.The cruise will also feaure some legendary baseball greats who will be on board to tell their baseball stories and sign autographs. Call Sandy 243-3097 for additional information.Free health care screeningAVON PARK The Oaks at Avon opens its doors to the community for a free health screening. Dr. Goddard will be consulting from 2-3 p.m. Tuesday.Whats Up Downtown? meeting to be heldSEBRING The Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will host its next monthly Whats Up Downtown? meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Flower Box, 233 N. Ridgewood Ave. These monthly Whats Up Downtown? meetings are open to the public. Anyone who has an interest in Downtown Sebring is encouraged to attend. Continued on page 7A Courtesy photo Joe Mullins and Brian Jennings from the Alan Jay Automotive Network and Judy Spiegel, president of The Humane Society of Highlands County, present Mike Ritacco of Sebring and his family the $1,000 in cash hidden in an egg, of course for the golden egg that he found during the recent Humane Societys Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt.Ritacco stated that they were headed to do some damage over at Toys r Us. Egg Hunt $1,000 winner Shop in historic downtown Centennial Notebook By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The S ebring Police Department recognized two outstanding individuals Tuesday evening at the Sebring City Council m eeting for their dedication and service to the job and the community. Chief of Police Tom Dettman presented the City Council with the 2 011 Police Officer of the Year and Civilian E mployee of the Year Officer Stephen Williams was named the P olice Officer of the Year. Williams was recognized by his peers for his outstanding character qualities of compassion and patience, stated D ettman. Williams became a m ember of the SPD in 1994 after spending a short time as a Lake P lacid police officer followed by joining the S eminole Tribe Department of Law Enforcement. W illiams served with SPD for seven years before leaving the force t o enter into his own private business. Eventually, W illiams decided to return back to law enforcement and went back to the SPD in 2010. In 2011, Officer W illiams was assigned to the Patrol Division. During that time he responded to 1,009 calls for service. Officer Williams always performs his duties with compassion and understanding. This i sone of the outstanding qualities which has earned him the respect and admiration of his fellow officers and the citiz ens of Sebring, Dettman said. Dettman went on to point out the many accomplishments in Williamspersonal life as well. Over the last two years, Williams has lost a total of 110 pounds. His initiative pushed him to complete his first 15K run last month where he completed the run in 1 hour, 43 minutes. The Civilian Employee of the Year award was given to Vicki Hicks. Hicks has been an employee of the SPD since 2003 as the Code Enforcement secretary as well as the departments administrative secretary. Dettman stated that Vicki has been nominated for the award twice before, once in 2007 then again in 2010. This is the first time in the Sebring Police Departments history that a civilian employee has received this distinction three times, Dettman said. Hicks has an impressive resume and background, being a daughter of military father and traveling all of the world. She is such an important key player in the efficient operation of the Sebring Police Department. We want to recognize her for her generosity, enthusiasm, creativity, loyalty benevolence and of course initiative, Dettman said. Hicks, Williams honored by SPD Dettman NEWORLEANS (AP) The Coast Guard suspended the search for a plane that flew around in circles for hours while authorities tried to contact the unresponsive pilot before it crashed into the Gulf of Mexico. The Cessna, piloted by Dr. Peter Hertzak, 65, a physician from suburban New Orleans, went down Thursday as it was headed from Slidell, La., to Sarasota, authorities said Friday. Controllers lost contact with him and asked the military for help. Two F-15 fighter jets flew alongside and monitored the plane for about three hours, unable to contact Hertzak, before it crashed into the Gulf about 120 miles west of Tampa, Fla. Eric Alleyne, an investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board, said the agency would investigate the crash. The Cessna 421C landed right-side up on the ocean surface and floated right after the crash, the Coast Guard said. However, it later sank in about 1,500 feet of water. The Coast Guard dispatched two aircraft and a patrol boat to the area that searched for the plane and pilot for about six hours before stopping Thursday This is one of those unfortunate cases where even though we stood ready to respond, we were unable to effect a rescue, Lane Carter, command duty officer for the Coast Guards 8th District, said Two New Orleans National Guard jets were already on a mission over the Gulf when Jacksonville air traffic controllers asked the military if it could check on the plane. Coast Guard IDs pilot in Gulf crash

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C M Y K TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.comMITCH COLLINSExt. 507mcollins@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012Page 3A My friend Tina directed me to an article on foxnews.com concerning the Bible. According to the article, the Bible is still a best seller, with 6 billion copies sold. The article quotes a lot from the American Bible Society (ABS), which released a report titled The State of the Bible 2012. It lists several findings, including: 82 percent of people surveyed revere the Bible as sacred literature, down slightly from 86 percent last year. 69 percent of those surveyed agreed strongly or somewhat with the following statement: The Bible contains everything a person needs to know to live a meaningful life. This percentage was also lower than last years, when the percentage was 75 percent. Those are pretty decent numbers, even if they are heading in the wrong direction. But there was a statistic that alarmed me to a certain extent. According to the ABS, 46 percent of Americans surveyed couldnt differentiate between the teachings from the Bible, the Koran, and the book of Mormon. According to Lamar Vest, president and CEO of ABS, There are probably five Bibles on every shelf in American homes. Americans buy the Bibles, they debate the Bible, they love the Bible ... they just dont read the Bible. My friend Tina also found this statistic a little scary. She posted her concerns to a group she frequents online. One person had the following to say about it: Why is that scary? The foundations of all three are the same the Old Testament. Additionally, weve seen it demonstrated here again and again that a lot of Christians havent even read the Bible in its entirety. Mix in all the non-Christians who live here, why should anyone be expected to know the difference? Well, Im going to take the rest of this column to answer this post. The thing that concerns me here is an unfortunate truth many Christians simply arent reading the book they claim to be bas ing their life on. They know some verses, perhaps, and some Bible stories, but they are clueless to the book as a whole. Im not saying its easy to know the Bible. I can say honestly that I have read the whole thing, and some books of the Bible simply arent that easy to get through. Especially some of the Old Testament books, where your eyes can glaze over as you read long lineage lines. I use a Bible that lets me read the whole thing in a year. I keep it on my nightstand and make an effort to read every night before going to sleep. But even that isnt enough. If a majority of people in this country believe that the Bible is a sacred book and that it teaches truth, doesnt it behoove them to know what that truth is? And if they believe the Bible is hogwash, shouldnt they have a clue about what it says before criticizing it? Thats why that statistic is scary. People are claiming to be Christians but maybe not understanding what that truly means. They are clinging to what they think it says when a study of the scriptures might lead them to a different view. If you claim to be a Christian, I would urge you to start really reading your Bible. Not just your favorite passages, either. Really study it. Like there would be a test in the end. And if you dont believe in the Bible, at least take a look at it before you decide you know what it says. Context counts in this so dont just pull out random statements. Really study it. Who knows? Maybe if we all did that the numbers the ABS comes up with next year will be very different. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the NewsSun. The Good Book Lauras Look Laura Ware EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun Better uses for tax money than lightsEditor: Two million dollars in state funds will make intersections safer. What a b unch of baloney. Print my letter and ask readers for their opinion. Awaste of tax payers money. We borrow millions of dollars from China, then pay interest on it. Ask p eople to go take a look at the two projects Im talking about and tell me if I am wrong. No. 1 Highway 66 at County Road 635, 25 lights, overkill. I feel four lights would have been enough, eight at the most. Why no lights at Payne Road? No. 2 Fifty lights in the middle of nowhere on U.S. 27. Orange groves on one side and woods on the other, not even a major cross road in the area. When I hear of children being homeless, going hungry, yet we have millions to waste like this. Over 100 lights at $180 each just to light the highway in the middle of nowhere. I was told if the county had not spent it we would have lost it. Im not against lights. First, light up the poor areas where children have to walk to school in the dark. There are so many better uses for tax money than this. Ask your readers what they think? Joseph J. Oros Sebring What does our commission know?Editor: I, as a resident of Highlands County, am at a loss as to just what do our county commission know. It seems to me they have to have a committee of people for free to do their job, no matter how small the problem. Let me start with the Sebring Parkway. Who is the one lone commissioner that was there when it was approved? Who was there when the building that isnt a building was purchased? Who was there when as another gentleman questioned the money and pay raises that went on, on it seems like a weekly or bi-weekly deal? And who was there that put monies that it seems no one wants to answer to we the tax payer? It should be answered before she leaves the elected position of commissioner. The commission is at a stand-by or still on the Parkway, a stand-by or still on the building that isnt. Now they want we the people to do their job on Animal Control. They should get weekly or at the very least monthly reports as to how many animals were picked up, how many were adopted out, how many were given back to their owners, how many SPCA officers do we have, how many dogs are kept at one time, how long do they keep them, how much does the feed cost a month, how many does it take to clean the pound, how many have gone the way of euthanasia and by who? Are one or more of our SPCAofficers qualified to do it? Or how much do we spend having it done? It is mind boggling to to figure out just what does our commission know. In my opinion we have no commission that has any answers about any thing except to give away money, our tax money. We have to change that in the next election. Are you willing? Clarence Neeley Lake Placid BouquetThank you Take Stock in ChildrenEditor: I would like to thank Take Stock in Children for giving my daughter, Jessica Terry, the opportunity to attend college. Also Mary Focht, Jessicas mentor, a very caring and understanding women. Mrs. Focht followed Jessicas progress from March 9, 2000 to the present. Thank you, Mary Focht. Take Stock in Children made it possible for Jessica to accomplish her dreams. Jessica was accepted into Take Stock in Children in March of 2000. She graduated from Sebring High School in May of 2006. Jessica then attended South Florida Community College, where she earned her Associate in Arts degree and belonged to the Phi Theta Kappa Society. Jessica graduated from SFCC in December 2008. Jessica then transferred to the Florida Gulf Coast University, where she earned her Baccalaureate degree of Science in Forensic Studies, with a Major in Criminal Forensic Studies with a specialization in Criminal Forensic Studies. Jessica graduated Dec. 17, 2011, Magna Cum Laude, a Deans Scholar and belonged to the Golden Key Honor Society. Again, thank you Take Stock in Children and Mary Focht. John and Tina Terry SebringSo many help with Flashlight Egg Hunts successEditor: We would like to thank everyone that helped make the Humane Societys Flashlight Egg Hunt a wonderful success story. We would like to list all the sponosrs, but the list would be very long. So many people put a great deal of time, donations and effort to see that this event went flawlessly. From the time the 1,200 people got off the bus to the time they got back on, everyone was a joy to have. Two people went home $1,000 richer and everyone went home having a good time. The contests were filled with laughs and fun. See the Humane Society's Facebook page for a list of sponsors and great pictures. We are looking forward to the Flashlight Egg Hunt 2013. If you would like to be part of next years event, call us and we will contact you. Best of all, all the proceeds from this event will go directly to the Humane Society of Highlands County, a no-kill for space shelter that operates 100 percent on your donations. Judy Spiegel SebringRally for Cure helps Cancer FoundationEditor: The members of the Placid Lakes Country Club Womens Golf Association wish to thank all the members and guests that participated in our first Rally for the Cure Scramble that was held on March 13, 2012 at the Placid Lakes Country Club. As a result of entrance fees and thoughtful donations, we are able to raise in excess of $1,100 that was donated to the Susan G. Komen Cancer Foundation to fight breast cancer. Carol Olsen Lake Placid Jessica Terry The administration of the Florida Comprehensive A ssessment Test began Monday and will continue through this coming week. That challenge is followed by standardized end-of-course t ests in American history, geometry, biology and algebra that are now mandated by the state. Students are taking biology and geometry exams for the first time this year. All told this means students and staff endure weeks of stress and scheduling changes. The stress, of course, is mostly the result of how much hangs on each individual test score. Studentsacademic careers are determined by them, as are teachers 50 percent of their make-or-break annual evaluation is the result of how well their students do on the FCAT. Schools are affected, too their grades also derive from student test scores. Over the next few years schools will have to meet tougher grading standards, with serious results for D and F schools, including closing. W ith so much on the line, teachers, students and parents tend to focus on the test rather than on the subject matter. Time which should be used for practicing skills, experimenting with ideas and working to understand complicated concepts is given over to test prep instead. Because standardized tests are multiple choice, most of the learning that does happen is a matter of memorizing facts. It is the result of turning students from people into numbers, and using the numbers in esoteric statistical formulas to determine which teachers and schools are not getting the job done. In the meantime, real people suffer through testing anxiety; worrying, obsessing. Some lose sleep, some cant eat, some cant stop eating. Teachers become depressed and self-questioning, students become depressed and act out. It adds up to misery, with results whose usefulness is still being debated. All of this has been said before by many. In fact, it will take an organized public outcry for anything to change at all, or any time soon. Yes, we live in a much more competitive world, and it would seem, if one relies only on numbers, that American students are slipping, while students in other countries are gaining. But heres our question does that really mean foreign students are better educated, or do those students just spend more time memorizing facts and learning how to take exams? We have faith in American education, even though we know the system needs attention. America has always led the world in nurturing independent and creative thinking. W ell educated people can find answers for themselves, and think up new questions. And that doesnt happen by choosing a, b or c or all of the above. Standardized testing a failure of system When schools are in Fort Knox mode and students biting their nails it can mean only thing its standardized testing time.

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C M Y K Page 4ANews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012www.newssun.com MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 04/15/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 1 1 2 2 0 0 News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Y oungsters play basketball Saturday morning, while Jude Dumas, 4, and Olivia Vega, 1, dance together during the Crossroads Community Church B.L.O.C.K (Boldly Loving Our Citys Kids) party in Avon Park. The free event was a group project hosted by the churchs ministry team and featured food, games, bounce houses and family activities. Crossroads Community Church hosts B.L.O.C.K. Party By GARYFINEOUT Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Gov. Rick Scott, ignoring calls for a veto from influential business leaders, signed a measure into law on Friday that will create the states 12th public university. Scott also signed nearly 30 other bills, many of them carrying out provisions in the nearly $70 billion budget that he approved earlier this week. He also vetoed four others dealing with early learning, technology purchases, insurance and the state employee health insurance program. Scotts decision will allow a branch campus of the University of South Florida in Lakeland to become a stand-alone university. It follows months of wrangling over the future of the school that will now be called Florida Polytechnic University. Last year, backers of the school called for independence, but instead the state board that oversees universities insisted that the school meet accreditation and other requirements over the next several years before being allowed to part from USF. State Sen. J.D. Alexander, however, used his clout in the GOP-controlled Legislature to pass a bill (SB 1994) that called for a divorce from USF as soon as possible. The Lake Wales Republican and powerful Senate budget chairman called it a great day for Florida. He said it will help the state since the schools focus will be on producing graduates in fields such as science, technology, engineering and math. Im confident that the governors decisions will help us put Florida to work in a way that improves our economy, Alexander said. Critics questioned the idea of establishing a startup university during a year when the overall state university system had its state funding cut by $300 million. The school also will not initially have any students since current USF students will be allowed to remain enrolled at the branch campus. This move is nothing more than an appalling and wasteful power play by the Republicans in Tallahassee, said Florida Democratic Party spokeswoman Brannon Jordan. The people of Florida didnt ask for this university, they dont need it and cant afford it. The Florida Council of 100 a group of business leaders that includes officials from such companies as Publix Super Markets and AT&T wrote to Scott and urged a veto, pointing out it could be years before the school could even gain accreditation, which is needed so students can obtain federal aid or researchers can apply for federal grants. Scott, however, defended his decision to create the new school. To remake the states economy, he said in a bill signing letter, its crucial to create more jobs in fields that will allow Florida to compete with states such as California and Texas. Both of those states have outpaced Florida in the number of jobs grown in the last year. The establishment of Florida Polytechnic University will help us move the needle in the right direction, Scott said. It is vital for the future of Floridas economy. Dean Colson, the current chairman of the panel that oversees all state universities, said that the Board of Governors would respect the alternative path chosen by elected leaders for Florida Polytechnic. The board takes its constitutional duties for oversight seriously and will work hard to ensure that the Polytech is a success, Colson said. The bills that Scott vetoed on Friday included a bill (HB 5103) dealing with early learning and school readiness programs. Lawmakers had pushed the changes in the wake of scathing state audit that found widespread problems with the more than $1 billion program responsible for helping the states preschool children. The governor, however, said he was concerned some of the restrictions mandated by lawmakers would put federal funding for the program in jeopardy. Scott in his veto letter said he was pushing ahead with some of the requirements in the legislation, including assessments to measure how well preschoolers learn in the statesubsidized programs. Gov. Scott signs off on new state university

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C M Y K Associated PressTALLAHASSEE The Florida Supreme Court threw cold water Friday on opponentsargument that the entire revised state Senate redistricting map should be open to challenge instead of just those elements the justices singled out when they kicked the original version back to the Republican-led Legislature. Oral argument on the new map opened with Justice Barbara Pariente rejecting the challengerscontention that the justices meant for lawmakers to redo the complete map. Reading the entire opinion, it would seem that, speaking for the person who wrote it, that it was pretty clear that there were certain districts that were specifically invalided, Pariente said. She added that the high court also specifically upheld other districts. Pariente wrote the opinion. It unanimously affirmed the Houses redistricting map but rejected the Senate plan by a 5-2 vote because it violated new anti-gerrymandering standards in part by intentionally favoring incumbents and the GOP. Republicans currently have a 28-12 Senate majority although Democrats have a slight edge in statewide voter registration. The Senate map also failed to fully comply with requirements for districts to be compact and follow geographic and political boundaries whenever feasible. The opinion cited eight of the 40 Senate districts that needed to be fixed and invalided the maps district numbering scheme. It also directed lawmakers to do functional analyses to ensure the map complied with another requirement to protect minority voting rights and asked them to take another look at whether the map could be drawn without splitting Lakeland. The new map keeps the city intact. Democrats and a coalition that backed the Fair Districts standards approved by voters in 2010 say the do-over also is in violation. If the justices agree, they can redraw the map themselves. They have until early May to make a ruling. Former Justice Raoul Cantero argued for the Legislature. He said lawmakers fixed all flaws cited in Parientes opinion during a special redistricting session last month and thats all the justices should consider. Page 6ANews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012www.newssun.com COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; april ads p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 3 3 8 8 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; april ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 8 8 0 0 DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 8 8 9 9 The mission of the CRA i s to bring about the economic revitalization of an e stablished target area. To create a re-investment environment that attracts private i nvestors into the area. To promote improvements w ithin the redevelopment area through renovation and restoration of buildings, as w ell as to encourage new construction. To acquire the funding necessary to make t he infrastructure improvements necessary to attract i nvestment dollars and improve the assessed taxable value of district properties and to assist the Chamber of Commerce and D owntown Merchants in their efforts to market the downtown businesses. For more information, visit www.DowntownSebring.org .Lake and canal resident educational program offeredSEBRING Highlands County Extension and the University of Florida Lakewatch Program will be s ponsoring a special workshop for Highlands County residents who live on lakes and canals. The program will provide information on t he University of Florida Lakewatch Volunteer Program, lake and water quality issues, help to learn how to identify common aquatic weeds and look at issues specific to residents living on canals. It will be from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday at Bert Harris Jr. Agricultural Center, 4509 George Blvd. (in the auditorium). This event is free of charge. Light refreshments will be served. Dr. Mark Hoyer, assistant director of the UF Lakewatch program, will be the featured speaker. Other speakers include Dan Willis, UF Lakewatch and Mike Jensen, Highlands County Extension director, along with Kyle Green, Highlands County Road and Bridge superintendent, who will discuss local canals. The Florida Lakewatch program is a volunteer citizen lake monitoring program that facilitates handson citizen participation in the management of Florida Lakes through monthly monitoring activities. Attend this meeting and learn how you can be part of this exciting program. Highlands County Extension is looking at ways that we can extend the reach of the Lakewatch volunteer program to encompass some of our major canals in the County. For more information, contact Mike Jensen, UF IFAS Extension director, Highlands County, at 4026540.Shrine Ladies play BuncoAVON PARK The public is invited (men, too) to play Bunco at the Highlands Shrine Club, 2604 State Road 17 South at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The event is open to new or experienced players; cost is $3 per person. Call 4712425 for information.Memory Mobile brings free services to countySEBRING The Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter is bringing its fully equipped mobile office, the Memory Mobile, to Highlands County to provide free memory screenings at three locations to local residents: 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday The Oaks of Avon, 1010 U.S. 27 North, Avon Park; 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday Palms of Sebring, 725 S. Pine St., Sebring; and 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday Balmoral Assisted Living, 93 Balmoral Drive, Lake Placid. Visitors can obtain a free memory screening; Register for Safe Return Medic Alert bracelet; literature related to Alzheimers disease and caregiver concerns; or talk with an Alzheimers Association Program Specialist about their familiesspecific needs. The Alzheimers Association Florida Gulf Coast Chapter provides a support system for those affected by Alzheimers disease or a related disorder and their caregivers through patient and family services, education advocacy and research. For more information about the Alzheimers Association, contact the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter at (727) 578-2558, or go online at www.alz.org/FlGulfCoast. The Florida Gulf Coast Chapter serves 17 Florida counties (from Hernando County down to Collier) where there are an estimated 189,000 persons living with Alzheimers. There are only eight states in the U.S. with more cases of Alzheimers disease than are in the Florida Gulf Coast Chapters service region. The Memory Mobile is partially funded by the Florida Legislature and the Florida Department of Elder Affairs.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will have NASCAR on the screen at 12:30 p.m. today; music by Big Freddie from 5-8 p.m. Friday; and karaoke from 5-8 p.m. Saturday and NASCAR on the screen at 7 p.m. For details, call 385-8902. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose Lodge 2374 will host karaoke with Fireman today. Call for time. Karaoke with Pete Ruano from 6-10 p.m. Wednesday; by Franke from 6-10 p.m. Thursday; and with Larry Musgrave from 6-10 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, the Moose Riders will be in the pavilion and have music with Fireman from 2-6 p.m. and with Ransom from 6-10 p.m. For details, call the lodge at 465-0131. The Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 BPOE Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday. The BPOE Initiation meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. There will also be a blood drive with the Big Red Bus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in the parking lot. If you would like to donate at that time, call 465-5707 or 699-0774 and an appointment will be scheduled. Previous donors will be contacted. Amovie voucher and a t-shirt will be given for this donation. Later, hear music by Don and Allen; call for time. For more information, call the lodge at 465-2661. The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 will host music with Tom on Friday; call for time. For details, call the lodge at 699-5444. SEBRING The VFWPost 4300 will host BilDi today. Call for time. Music with Frank E from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, with Mike King from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, and with Lee James on Friday and Big Freddie on Saturday, both from 6-9 p.m. For details, call 385-8902. The Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 will have music by Frank E. from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Dance to Buddy Canova from 6:309:30 p.m. Friday. Cost is $5 for dances only. For more information, call 471-3557. Continued from page 2A ROBERTKNAPP Robert E. Knapp, 76, of Avon Park, died Sunday evening, April 15, 2012 at his home under the care of Cornerstone Hospice. A native of Gary, Ind., he had lived in this area since 1985 coming from Kouts, Ind. He was a retired police officer having served in departments in Gary, Ind. and Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and had worked part time for the A von Park Police Department in dispatch. He was president of his senior class at Wirt High School in Indiana having been one of the star football and basketball players. He served on the Avon Park City Council, 1987-1989. He volunteered for LifePath Hospice, with patients and in office and in the parish nurse program Florida Hospital Heartland. He is survived by his wife, Carol L. Knapp, Avon Park; son, Donald (Kim) Knapp, Florida; three daughters, Teri Thomton, Florida, Lynn (Ed) Wellsand, Indiana, and Susan Knapp, Florida; sister, Blanche Boyce, Indiana; nephew, James Boyce Jr., Indiana; niece, Renee Boyce, Indiana; and grandchildren, Matt and Jennie Wellsand and Jason Thomton. A memorial service will be held on May 5, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Avon Park Lake Baptist Church with Rev. George Hall, Rev. Robert Thorn, Chaplain Ken Geren, and Chaplain Michael McCurdy officiating. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Cornerstone Hospice Foundation, 2590 Havendale Blvd., Winter Haven, FL 33881. Arrangements by : Fountain Funeral Home 507 US 27 N. A von Park, FL33825 (863) 453-3134 DAVID McGOVERN David Hugh McGovern, 46, passed away on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. He was an avid sportsman, but most importantly he was a proud man. Proud of his sons, Mark and Matthew, and the men they are. Davids word was stone. If he gave you his word, you could always depend on him. He was a friend to many and had an extremely generous spirit. He always gave to others while witholding from himself. David was preceded in death by his dear sister Patty McGovern, his father Hugh McGovern, and uncle Douglas Stephenson. David was born to Patricia and Hugh McGovern on Sept. 30, 1965 in Flint, Mich. He moved to Sebring with his family in 1993 and fulfilled a dream of owning his own business. He is survived by his loving family: his wife, Cheryl McGovern; his sons, Senior Airman Mark McGovern and wife Kristina and son Giovanni Rae, and Specialist Matthew McGovern; his mother and stepfather, Patricia and David MacLean of Mesa, Ariz.; his sisters and brothers-in-law, Vicki and Stan Hornacek of Cedar, Mich., Janis and Ed Wright of Manistique, Mich., and Susan and Brad Geiger of Concord, N.H.; his aunt and uncle, Roger and Linda Morgan of West Branch, Mich.; aunt, Pat Stephenson of Torch River, Mich.; his mother-in-law, Patricia Villere of Sebring; father-inlaw, John (Jan) Malinowski of Sebring; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He will be missed continually and loved forever. God speed. Rest in Peace. A memorial service will be held at Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, Avon Park, on Monday, April 30 at 4:30 p.m. Arrangements made by Fountain Funeral Home, A von Park. L ARRYROBERTS Larry Roberts, age 77, of Sebring, died on Friday, April 20, 2012 in Sebring. He was born on Nov. 5, 1934 in San Angelo, Texas, to Clyde M. and Edythe C. (Robbins) Roberts. Larry was a minister for the Avon Park Church of Christ, had been the Vice President of the Lubbock Christian University in Lubbock, Texas, the President of Nor th Eastern Christian College in Villanova, Penn., the President of York College i n York, Neb., received his Doctorate from Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif ., and has been a resident here since 2003, formerly of Norfolk, Va. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Lee Roberts of Sebring; daughter, Julie (Clay) Ferguson of Cape Coral; sons Rob (Melinda) Roberts of Atlanta, Ga., and Brian Roberts of Macon, Ga.; grandchildren Austin Roberts, Ethan Roberts, and Adrienne Ferguson; sisters Edy Bavousett of Amarillo, T exas, and Betty Gwen Mayard of Orange, Tecas. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 25, 2012 at the Avon Park Church of Christ with inter ment in the Bougainvillea Cemetery in Avon Park. Services have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funera l Home Sebring, Fla. www.stephensonnelsonfh.co m Death NoticePatricia King 70, of Sebring, died Wednesday morning. Arrangements are being handled by Fountain Funeral Home, Avon Park. OBITUARIES Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun COMMUNITYBRIEFS Courtesy photo Aktion Club, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Sebring, consists of individuals with disabilities who volunteer in their community to do civic projects. Aktion Club cleans roadway as part of the 2012 Great American Cleanup (GAC). Volunteers from the Aktion Club picked up litter on College Drive, their adopted road. But this time it is part of the many cleanup and beautification projects during the 2012 GAC sponsored by Keep Highlands County Beautiful, Inc., and Choice Environmental and national Keep America Beautiful sponsor, Nestle Pure Life.The annual Great American Cleanup focuses on special projects from March 1 through May 31. Aktion Club helps clean up College Drive Justices cool to redistricting challengers In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096

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C M Y K a.m. The APPD was the first to arrive on the scene. Officer Justin Norris and David Pearlman stated they were called out at 9:44 a.m. The family of eight all escaped from the home without harm. Homeowner and father Walner Josue lived in the home along with his wife, their five children and grandfather. It started in the laundry room, said an obviously distraught Walner Josue. I was sleeping and they came in and woke me up. James Josue, a student at South Florida Community College, was equally distraught at the sight of the fire departments working to extinguish the burning home. I think it was my sister who saw it first. Everybody got out, James Josue said. Jamess 13-year-old sister saw the flames emerging from the laundry room and managed to warn her family members in time, according to James. The youngest of the Josue children is 7 years old. Rose Josue, also a student at SFCC, could hardly believe the scene. This was my home, Rose Josue said somberly. Ive lived here up until today. Im so glad everybody got out but we have lost everything. Clothes, pictures, his (James) laptop... The family members were unable to retrieve any items from the home as they exited the burning structure. Both Rose and James stated that the family did not own a dryer, so they were not sure what could have started the fire The fire departments were able to extinguish the fire in a little more than 30 minutes. The Josue family members stated that they were not sure where they would go or what they would do to pick up the pieces after the tragic morning. The Red Cross was notified to provide assistance to the family. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012Page 7A 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 DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 04/22/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 1 1 2 2 1 1 By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated PressSANFORD By questioning a state investigator on the witness stand during a routine bail hearing, George Zimmermans defense attorney showed some of the weakn esses in prosecutorsclaims that the neighborhood watch volunteer committed second-degree murder, legal experts say. Ajudge ruled Friday that Z immerman can be released on $150,000 bail while he awaits trial on murdering 17-year-old Trayvon Martin during a Feb. 26 confrontation in a Sanford, Fla. gated comm unity. Zimmerman apologized to Martins parents, who were in the courtroom for the bail hearing, in a s urprise appearance on the witness stand. Zimmerman is pleading not guilty and claims self-defense. I am sorry for the loss of your son, said Zimmerman, 28, marki ng the first time he has spoken in public about the confrontation with the unarmed black teen. I did not k now how old he was. I thought he was a little bit younger than I am. I d id not know if he was armed or not. The apology came after Zimmermans defense attorney, Mark OMara, questioned an invest igator for the special prosecutor, sentence by sentence, about a proba ble cause affidavit the investigator signed outlining certain facts in the case. Investigator Dale Gilbreath testified that he does not know whether M artin or Zimmerman threw the first punch and that there is no evidence to disprove Zimmermans c ontention he was walking back to his vehicle when confronted by Martin. The affidavit says Zimmerman confronted Martin and a struggle ensued. Gilbreath also said Zimmermans claim that Martin was slamming his head against the sidewalk just before he shot the teenager was not consistent with the evidence we found. He gave no details. Legal observers said the questioning of Gilbreath was strategically smart for OMara since the investigators statements can be used at a later date to either contradict other testimony or be used to decide how to question other witnesses. I thought it was a really great thing to do, said Tom Mesereau, a Los Angeles attorney whose clients have included singer Michael Jackson and actor Robert Blake. He used the hearing to get information that can only help his defense. What was supposed to be strictly a hearing for bail, he used it as a discovery device, and was able to nail the investigator into making very, very pointed statements about the investigation and about what evidence they have. The questioning exposed some of the weaknesses in the states case, said Kendall Coffey, a former U.S. Attorney in Miami who is now in private practice. There are many miles left in this case but I think OMara helped the defense by eliciting those responses, Coffey said. He is going to look for the chance to cross-examine that same investigator and ask him the same questions. If the investigator changes his story, he is going to lose credibility with the jury. Prosecutor Bernie de la Rionda dismissed any notion that the investigators testimony chipped away at their case. You have not heard all of the evidence, de la Rionda said after the hearing. Please be patient and wait for the trial. Bail is not unheard of in seconddegree murder cases, and legal experts had predicted it would be granted for Zimmerman because of his ties to the community, because he turned himself in after he was charged last week, and because he has never been convicted of a serious crime. Prosecutors had asked for $1 million bail, citing two previous scrapes Zimmerman had with the law, neither of which resulted in charges. In 2005, he had to take anger management courses after he was accused of attacking an undercover officer who was trying to arrest Zimmermans friend. In another incident, a girlfriend accused him of attacking her. In taking the stand, Zimmerman opened himself up to questions from de la Rionda, who grilled him on whether he made an apology to police on the night of the shooting, and why he waited so long to express remorse to Martins parents. Zimmerman said he told police he felt sorry for the parents. He also said he didnt say anything to them sooner because his former attorneys told him not to. The parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, had no comment as they left the courtroom. Their attorneys spurned the apology. This was the most disingenuous and unfair thing Ive seen, said attorney Natalie Jackson. This was the most unmeaningful apology. As part of the bail hearing, Zimmermans family testified that he wouldnt flee if released and would be no threat to the community. He is absolutely not a violent person, said his wife, Shellie Zimmerman. Zimmermans father, Robert Zimmerman, said that even when confronted, his son was likely to turn the other cheek. The father also described his sons injuries the morning after Martin was shot, saying he had a cut and swollen lip, a protective cover over his nose and gashes on the back of his head. Zimmermans mother, Gladys, said her son worked with two black children as part of a mentoring program that required him to venture into a dangerous neighborhood. He said, Mom, if I dont go, they dont have nobody,she recalled. Experts: Zimmerman attorney made smart move MCT Defense attorney Mark O'Mara highlights a portion of an affidavit during George Zimmermans bond hearing for the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester's courtroom in Sanford on Friday. Lester ruled that Zimmerman can be released on $150,000 bail as he awaits trial. GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE followed scent from the scene of the crime to 2160 Longbottom Road, which sits about 400 feet directly east of the crime scene, according to the report. Detectives noticed shoe imprints in the front yard that matched those found at the crime scene. McHargue, who goes by Kevin Cook, was arrested and transported to the Bartow Juvenile Assessment Center charged with first degree arson, burglary of a dwelling and tampering with evidence. Continued from page 1A t ration rules are very strict. FCATsub-tests and end-ofcourse exams have to be given in a specific order and within a specific time frame, w hich electrical glitch did not affect. FCATtesting is completed at the elementary school level, but continues this week a t middle and high schools. The next round of academic testing begins as the FCAT ends. Those students, including students in middle school, who are taking geometry, biology 1, algebra 1 and American history have to pass standardized end-ofcourse tests. All testing in one subject must be completed in a district before testing for the next subject may begin, Fleck said. Aschool cannot take more than two weeks to administer all the end-ofcourse exams. When middle school students do not pass an end-ofcourse test, they still get credit for taking the course, but their work does not count toward high school requirements until the test is passed. Fleck emphasized that students have multiple opportunities to retake tests every year, including during the summer after a three-week camp provides remedial instruction. We usually capture the majority of kids that way, Fleck said. Children will do better if they get to bed early, have a nutritious breakfast, and arrive at school on time. 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C M Y K Page 8ANews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012www.newssun.com WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, new cars; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 1 1 7 7 5 5

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C M Y K LIVING B SECTION News-Sun Sunday, April 22, 2012 Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesWhatCanYouDo?If you have a budding entrepreneur in the family,what can you do to encourage and equip them to take on the challenges of starting and running a business? Kim Danger,personal finance expert and founder of MommySavers.com,says that even if youre not a business-minded person,you can help your child or teen grow in this area. Its never too early to start learning about financial matters, whether its managing their allowances or starting their own dogsitting service,Danger says. In addition to talking with them about money matters and being a good role model when it comes to finances,there are some things you can do to help them get some real-world business experiences.Take them seriously. If they have an idea for a product improvement or a service they can provide to neighbors,dont dismiss it. Listen to the idea and ask them questions to help them figure out how to make that idea a reality. Even if they dont make a dime, theyll get a boost in confidence and some lessons in planning and critical thinking that will pay off later.Dont do too much. It can be very tempting for adults to take over a project and do it right,but kids need to learn from mistakes,and to take responsibility for decisions and their consequences. Entrepreneurship means facing a lot of challenges that require persistence,patience,determination and creative problem solving. Theyll miss out on all those lessons if you do the legwork for them.Make sure its a labor of love. Its one thing to come up with an idea to make some short-term pocket money. But starting a business takes a lot of time and effort,so it needs to be something that they can be passionate about. Starting a pet-care business when they dont really love dogs will not end well.FAMILY FEATURES Do your kids keep asking what they can do to earn more allowance? Do they know how to save up for something they want? You might have a budding entrepreneur on your hands. From setting up a lemonade stand on the corner to creating smartphone apps,kids are learning the ropes of running a business early. The 2011 Free Enterprise National Survey found that 64 percent of high school juniors were interested in starting or owning their own businesses. And,in fact,15 percent of respondents had already started their own business.The 2010 Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundations Youth Entrepreneurship Survey found that 40 percent of students between the ages of 8 and 24 would like to start a business in the future,or already have done so. Yet with all this interest in entrepreneurship,few students are getting this information from school. According to the Council for Economic Education,only 15 states require public high schools to offer a personal finance course, and there are no national standards for an entrepreneurial education. Kids have energy,imagination and creativity that could very well lead to the next big idea or make a big difference in their world,says Danger. All they need is some encouragement from you and they can start creating their own future today. Danger says that you can also connect your kids with tools and resources that let them play,learn and experiment,all of which can encourage them to pursue entrepreneurship.Play A game such as Nintendos Fortune Street for the Wii console lets kids of all ages have fun while making a variety of business and economic decisions.As players make investments and face a dynamic stock market, they can experience the thrill of seeing rewards for their smart financial choices.By investing in property to influence real estate value,players can enjoy the fun of watching their in-game communities grow and thrive.The ability to play using a mix of well-known Nintendo characters including favorites from the Mario franchise and the DRAGON QUEST universe adds an element of familiarity and imagination.The interactive board game can be played online against friends, and has different skill settings,so even business beginners can have a blast while they learn. Find out more at fortunestreet.nintendo.com.Learn There are a variety of online resources that students and parents can use to learn more about finances,business and entrepreneurship.The Council for Economic Education (www.econedlink.org) has lesson plans,work sheets and activities for kids in grades K. Examples include Twenty Money-Making Ideas for Young Persons,and Earning a ProfitActivities.Junior Achievement (studentcenter.ja.org) has articles,games and videos geared to help young people start their own businesses.The U.S. Small Business Administration created Mind Your Own Biz (www.mindyourownbiz.org) to walk students through five easy steps to business ownership.Yes Kidz Can! (www.yeskidzcan.com) has articles and ideas about Social Entrepreneurism,as well as small grants for kids starting socially minded enterprises.Experiment Wrestling with ideas and putting them into practice is great experience for any budding entrepreneur. Many kid inventors got their ideas by playing with things like clay,art materials,building-block toys and even computer software. Give them materials to work (and play) with and let their imaginations go.The Small Business Administration has a number of resources for teens and students interested in starting their own businesses. Visit www.SBA.org,and go to the Services page for more information.There are a growing number of competitions geared for student inventors. Look into the Student Ideas for a Better America contest by the National Museum of Education for students K (nmoe.org/gallery); The FIRST Robotics Competition for grades 9 to 12 (www.usfirst.org); or any of the Rube Goldberg Machine Contests (www.rubegoldberg.com).ResourcesforDevelopingMoneySavvyKids

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C M Y K Dear Abby: Melody has been my best friend since we were in the fourth grade. (Were now in our 30s.) Over the past few years,Melodys life has changed. She separated from her husband,lives alone and shares custody of their three children. She started dating almost immediately after her separation,going out with almost anyone who showed her a little attention. Shes now involved with a man who told her hes bisexual and has never taken her out on a date. (Still,he never hesitates to call and ask her to clean his bathroom or cook him a meal.) Shes always crying on my shoulder because she ends up with losers,yet the picture she has on her profile on all the dating sites shows her in a skimpy bikini. One evening Melody asked me why she cant attract a decent man.I told her that she needs to love herself before she can be loved. I also mentioned that if she wants to stop attracting sleazy men,she should consider changing her profile picture. She became angry and hasnt spoken to me since. As a friend I felt it was my responsibility to tell her the truth. I want to help get her life back on track in a positive way.Was I wrong to be honest with her? Had Her Best Interest At Heart Dear Had: Your straight answer clearly wasnt what your friend wanted to hear, but you did the right thing by being honest with her. In light of the length of your friendship,call and offer her an apology if I hurt your feelings.Lets hope that once she cools off,shell appreciate that you said something important. Because of the way shes advertising herself on her profile,its little wonder the men shes attracting are looking for nothing more than two headlights and a tan. Yipes! Dear Abby: When I was 25 I placed a baby girl for adoption. I made a decision I thought was best for her and for me. I am 50 now and still believe I made the right decision. Last year she searched for and found me. I answered all her questions and eventually met with her and her parents. By all accounts she has a wonderful family and had a great childhood. We have stayed in touch through email. She wanted to meet my family,but I put her off for months. Eventually I gave in,and she met some of my siblings and their families. She and her cousinsget along well and stay in touch through Facebook or other social sites. Abby,I feel nothing toward this girl. There is no maternal attachment. I did my job as a good mother and made sure she had the home I could not give her. If I never see her again it wouldnt bother me. I have looked online for other women who feel as I do,but all I find are women in constant pain and sorrow over a child they gave up. I cant be the only woman who feels this way. Im not looking for a way to change my feelings. I just need to know Im not a cold-hearted freak. Fine With My Decision Dear Fine: You are not a cold-hearted freak. Youre a woman who never bonded with her baby. Please stop beating yourself up for not feeling something for a person who is a virtual stranger. When I hear from other women who read this letter and who feel as you do please notice I didnt say ifI hear from them I will share their thoughts with you. You have not been able to find a group online because they are not looking for support from others. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Page 2BNews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012www.newssun.com 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 DIVERSIONS HISSSTORYBy JOHN LAMPKIN ACROSS 1 Potato press 6 Point the finger at 12 Endure 16 Local govt. unit 19 Jumper cable connection point 20 Small bite 21 Sea lion predator 22 Calder Cup org. 23 Out of favor 24 Healthy, happy newborn snake? 27 Amen prompter 29 Future J.D.'s hurdle 30 Aircraft pioneer Sikorsky 31 Shepard in space 32 Roth investments 33 Polish prose 35 Persian Gulf leader 36 Great Smokies st. 37 Foreign policy gp. 38 Wild and crazy snake? 41 Giggle 42 Taster's sense of taste 44 Pro foe 45 Made a profit on, perhaps 46 Put the __ on: quash 47 NFL analyst Collinsworth 48 Moral misstep 49 West Bank initials 50 Kneeling figure, in art 51 Injure gravely 52 McDonald's arches, e.g. 53A word from P.M. Roget 54 Fragrant wood 55 Miraculous food 56 Sun-withered tea 58 Critic's bestowal 59 Schmoozing snake? 61 Transportation option 65 Pipsqueak 67 Takes cover 68 Ain't put right? 69Conk on the head 72 Poi ingredient 73 Deposits in 52-Down 74 Barren 75 Top gun 76 "Now __ seen everything!" 77 Sierra Club founder 78 Self-conscious smile 79 Delaware Valley tribe 81 1998 Literature Nobelist Saramago 82 Ship's treasurer 83 Dens 84 Dashing young snake? 87 Some OR staff 89 No longer fooled by 90 Bumps hard 91 Seemingly forever 92 Tune two croon 93 Jumpy critter 94 "Cheerio!" 95 What there oughta be 97 Full of vitality 99 Snake in the glass? 103 Peasant's porridge 104 Siesta time: Abbr. 105 Beachfront property? 106 "Sexy!" 107 Driving hazard 108 Kisses, in letters 109 Charon's waterway 110 Woven fabrics 111 Soup partner DOWN 1 Trail mix tidbit 2 Essential self 3 Poolside snake's shedding spot? 4 Red-coated cheeses 5 Update, in a way 6 Embassy VIP 7 "Enough already!" 8 Like a curmudgeon 9 Middies' sch. 10 Shakers, but not movers 11 Quarterback Manning 12 Robert of "Prizzi's Honor" 13 Shaded area 14 Surgery memento 15 Bar account 16 Makes the rounds at an affair 17 Sportscaster Keith Jackson's catchphrase 18 Anticipated 25 Radiant auras 26 "Bullitt" director 28 Below, quaintly 34 Dr. with Grammys 35 "Nurse Jackie" extras, briefly 38 Over and done with 39 Yacht basin 40 Classic Belushi comedy, or an apt description of this puzzle's grid? 41 Part of a dovetail joint 43 They keep to themselves 45 Strictness 46 Keystone cutups 47 "Enough already!" 48 Cobbler's inventory 51 Computer shortcut 52 Mineral-laden deposits 55 Wavy fabric pattern 56 Harder to explain 57 "__ Fairy Tales" 59 Smooth-tongued 60 Less stuffy 62 Run-of-the-mill snake? 63 The Information Age 64 Roughly six trillion mi. 66 Small swabs 69 Everything, informally 70 Marine flora and fauna 71 Hair shirt wearers 74 Dn Laoghaire's land 77 Comfy slip-ons 78Full of bubbles 80 "We're on __ to nowhere": Talking Heads lyric 81 Malcolm-__ Warner of "The Cosby Show" 82 Camera move 84 Hard-core, filmwise 85 "Little help here, bud?" 86 Poet Amy 88 Done at the salon 90 Hardly fair 92 Alfalfa's heartthrob 94 Pointer's word 95 Assert 96 Taylor of "Six Feet Under" 98 Breakfast fare 100 Warning from the critters that appear to be slithering through the grid? 101 Web address part 102 Dorm figs. Solution on page 5B Ablank page sits in front of me right now. I pray and contemplate what to write. Sometimes ideas pop up like seedlings buried under the dirt; or, like fish readily biting at the surface when food is tossed to them. O ther times,however, ideas seem to snuggle down and bury themselves in a rock or crevice. I must dig out,dust off and examine closely for a sparkle to glimmer across my mind. Lately,its been more of the hidden gems then the popping of colorful blossoms. Yet this less invigorating from of writing reaps the rewards of discovery that provides nourishment. Dead seeds will be brought tolife. Colorful ideas will germinate and grow. Its not just about writing. Its about life. Have you been in that place where your life is like ablank page? I think weve all experienced that. I know I have. Were used to being busy; productive. Then it seems much of the things that have kept us actively engaged are being stripped away for one reason or another. Change is in the air; but,its not tangible and leaves us wondering whats up. Recently I found myself in that place. Lethargy was beginning to take hold. I was sighing too often. T ruthfully,I didnt know what to do about it. Then it occurred to me that I needed to dig into Gods Word. I craved his nourishment like a crying,hungry child seeks to be satisfied. I hadnt neglected my quiet time.But,I needed input and direction.So,I looked through past studies Id done.When I found Believing God by Beth Moore,I knew the Lord was answering my hearts cry. Before I even began the study,I personalized Psalm 121 a Psalm I had memorized as a child and one I had been returning to frequently. It had been influential at another momentous time in my life. Reading verse 1,NKJV,I will lift up my eyes to the hills from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord,who made heaven and earth,was the direction I sought. Then changing youto my,I affirmed that God w ouldnt let my foot be moved; he would keep me and not slumber; the Lord is my keeper and preserver. Bolstered by Gods word, I stepped expectantly into the study.It was time to have present,active,continual faith in God because he is alive and active in me. I leaned into his power knowing nothing is impossible with God. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Alive, active, powerful Pause And Consider Jan Merop Special to the News-SunAries (March 21-April 20) Engage in a little critical thinking this week, Aries. You have great mental energy going on,and you will be able to ask all of the right questions to get things done. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus,your finances need extra attention this week,so be sure to set aside some time to look at your books. This way you avoid a potential crisis. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Take action with work partners to get things done this week,Gemini. Make sure to communicate well, especially reaching those who may be out of touch or distracted. Cancer (June 22-July 22) Cancer,focus your energy on the various tasks at hand this week. You may have to hunker down for some time to get things done,but it will be well worth it. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Make this week about sharing your feelings with a loved one,Leo. Let him or her know whats in your heart and spend quality time working on your relationship. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo,do whatever you can to restrain yourself this week. Things may not be going your way,but dont fret too much and ride it out until next week. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Libra,your social energy enables you to express yourself clearly to others who are operating by your example. Its a great time to share your feelings with others. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio,focus on an impulse that can lead you in all different directions. Check in with someone you trust to help you think everything through. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Sagittarius,this week is a good time to gather some friends and form a united force against an issue to which you object. Get your message across without stepping on any toes. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn,you are moving so quickly through the things you need to get done that youre wondering why it seemed so challenging just a few days ago. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius,you have what it takes to make a big difference,so recruit a few other people who are content to march behind you toward the same goals. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Give free reign to your emotions,Pisces. Its alright to show frustration or even anger if it fits the particular situation. Famous birthdaysApril 22 John Waters, director,66; April 23 George Lopez,comic actor, 51; April 24 Kelly Clarkson,singer,30; April 25 Renee Zellweger, actress,43; April 26 Kane, wrestler,45; April 27 Ace Frehly,musician,61; April 28 Jessica Alba,actress, 31. Virgo, work on restraining yourself this week Woman looking for decent guy should heed advice Horoscope Dear Abby GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE

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C M Y K By BETH J. HARPAZ Associated PressNEW YORK Never mind a text that meekly asks will u go 2 prom w/me? Todays teenagers are taking a cue from elaborately staged wedding proposals, inviting each other to prom with flash mobs,scavenger hunts,homemade music videos and even airplane banners flying over the beach. And while coming up with clever or romantic ways to ask someone to prom isnt an entirely new concept,the effort and expense going into the big ask these days has given rise to a new term: Prom-posal. This year is the first time weve done prom invitations,said Remy Colin, owner of Aerial Messages,a company that charges $600 for a plane to fly a banner with a message on it. Its expensive as hell for a high schooler who doesnt have any money,but weve done two in the past three months,one in Myrtle Beach,S.C.,and one in T ampa,Fla. Alex Chichkov,17, arranged for a plane trailing Come to prom with me, Kayla?to fly over a student fundraiser his girlfriend Kayla Bennett was attending at King High School in Tampa in March. Ive seen it for weddings and I wanted to do something huge or unique,said Alex,a senior who paid for the flyover with money he earned working at a family business. I didnt want to do anything generic. In the history of the school,no one has done anything that big. Its going to be my only prom,first time ever,last time ever,with someone whos been my girlfriend for two and a half years,so it deserves to be that big. The plane flew over a student Relay for Life event, which raises money for the American Cancer Society, right before the talent show, while a sound system played a Michael Buble cover of the Frank Sinatra song, Come Fly With Me. Everyone was cheering and she had the biggest smile on her face,Alex said. Naturally,Kayla said yes. Rebecca Leet,17,had an audience of over 250 people for a prom-posal from her boyfriend,Joe Nelson,18. Rebecca and Joe both worked on a school performance of Thoroughly Modern Millieat Collierville High School in Collierville,Tenn. At the end of the show,their teacher,Keith Salter,told the audience to stay put for one more thing. Joe came out on stage,got down on one knee and pulled out a box with a ring in it. Its not what you think! Salter quickly assured the audience,as some gasped, thinking it was a teenage marriage proposal. Then Joe popped the question the prom question. She got all teary and said yes,Joe said. It made my day just knowing I did something memorable and she really enjoyed it. Nancy Darling,an Oberlin College professor of psychology who studies adolescent development,said teenage relationships go through stages,one of which is taking the romance public. Its a public declaration of I really want to go to the prom,and I like you!she said. She added that despite stereotypes of teens as sexdriven and aggressive,data shows kids are now becoming more conservative socially,with less sexual intercourse than previous generations. Were back to being romantic,she said. And while some promposals come from girls,most are planned by boys,letting them show off this whole sweet side that doesnt get a lot of chance to come up, said Darling. Weve really underestimated the romance of guys. The Heart Bandits,a romance event coordinating companythat usually arranges marriage proposals, has,for the first time this year,gotten requests for help with prom-posals,said Michele Velazquez,coo wner of the company. The Heart Bandits created a scavenger hunt in Santa Monica,Calif.,that led a girl to a classroom with candles, rose petals and her prospective date holding a Will you go to prom?sign. In Michigan,signs were posted on a road ending with an invitation to prom. Velazquez said shes had inquiries from other teens, but most cant afford the $300 pricetag. But many prom-posals are creative without costing a fortune. In East Greenwich, R.I.,baker Michael Valente at Felicias Coffee got an order for a cake with a frosting heart and the words, Juliana,Prom?It was something new for me, Valente said. But I think it was so sweet. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012Page 3B church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 5 8 8 DR. PALOSKY, D.D., ERIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 4/8,15,22,29; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 7 7 2 2 9 9 Special to the News-SunAVON PARK On March 21,the board members of the Friends of the A von Park Library met and discussed exciting possibilities for new childrens programs to be held at the library during the summer m onths. Activities under construction are a Pirates Week; a Prince and Princess Week; entertainment by the Everglades Childrens M useum; puppet shows; story time and childrens v ideos. Mary Beth Isaacson,Avon Parks new librarian,is working with t he Friends to introduce these new summer activities f or Avon Parkschildren. A young,enthusiastic newcomer,Isaacson is happy to join the Avon Park community. A new annual Friendsscholars hip to pay for books and tuition to South Florida C ommunity College is in the p lanning stages. This will be especially exciting as it w ill be a venue for the Friends to exert an ongoing posit ive influence on the youth of Avon P ark for years to come. The Avon Park Public Library is one of the jewels of Avon Park. Six years ago t he Friends donated $25,000 to help renovate the library. In 2012,the library has a childrens area with books,computers, videos and reading tables. The adult section contains a d ozen computer stations, adult fiction,non-fiction, r eference books and newspapers. The Friends continue to take a special interest in Avon Parks youth as young library-goers become a dult readers. The FriendsUsed Bookstore,conveniently located in the library,sells clean books at low prices. B uy these books to help support the Friendscommunity service. For information about the Bookstore or how to become a Friend, call the book store at 4524400. All book store volunteers are Friends,but not all Friends are volunteers. Libraries have been in existence since ancient times,when books consisted of scrolls of papyrus paper or parchment. The Alexandria Library,in Egypt,was the largest in the ancient world. In Europe,monastic scribes in dark monasteries spent their lives working during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance,decorating treasured manuscripts with delicate,colorful drawings of flowers and vines. When King Henry VIII ordered the burning of Englands monasteries between 1536-1541,most of these irreplaceable manuscripts were lost. But some of the glorious manuscripts can still be seen under glass today in the British Museum. Englands ancient Bodleian Library in Oxford still serves as a revered functioning library for scholars today. Harvard Colleges Houghton Library also has an important collection of early books and manuscripts. A public library is an important part of a town. Originally,only the wealthy had libraries or access to libraries. AndrewCarnegie, Scottish-American industrialist and philanthropist, built his first public library of locally quarried stone in his hometown, Dunfermline,Scotland,in 1883. A stylized sun with a carved motto,Let there be light,was over the entrance. Between 1883 and 1929, 2,509 Carnegie libraries were built around the world. In the United States; 1,689 were b uilt,the first one in 1889 in Braddock,Pa., home to one of the Carnegie Steel Companys mills. Carnegie believed in a society based on merit,where anyone who w orked hard could become successful. Carnegies libraries were all substantial,simple but beautifully designed buildings which were usually built in large towns,like Cincinnati. Homebound people or people who lived in small towns or in the countryside often did not have access to a large library. In 1857 a perambulating library served eight villages in Cumbria,England. In 1904, a mule-drawn wagon carrying wooden boxes of books served as a bookmobile in Chester County,S.C. In 1905,the librarian at Washington County,Md., started one of the first American book wagons that took the books directly to homes in remote areas. Other types of bookmobiles include:A camel library service in Kenya; a donkey-drawn library in Zimbabwe; a donkey-drawn library in Colombia; a library ship,Epos,in Western Norway; and elephant libraries in Thailand. Along with the economy, great schools,low crime statistics,the weather, affordable housing and being family-friendly,having a public library is one of the criteria used by people in deciding where they want to live. Avon Parks annual influx of northern visitors indicates that this is a great place to live. And they do enjoy going to the Avon Park Library and Used Bookstore. Avon Parks Public Library,part of the Heartland Consortium of Libraries,welcomes you. Go to the library. Check it out. Take a book to go. Friends of Avon Park Library plan for new programs Gina Ferazzi/Los Angeles Times/MCT Alex Hom, right,found a unique way to ask Brooke Drury to the upcoming winter formal at South Pasadena High School. He gathered 20 friends to create a flash mob dance with 18 roses and signs. Teens are using creative ways to ask dates to formals, proms and other high school dances. Elaborate prom invites get new name: Prom-posals PROM Associated PressIts a prom must-have, right up there with the dress and shoes:The guys tie must match the girls gown. And many teens today use cell phones to aid the color coordination. Kourtney Ziercher took a picture of her dress in the store to send to her date, Michael George,for her prom last year in Chesterfield,Mo. I told him it was burnt orange,and he got the tie to match,she said. She knew that it was not a typical color,but the tie I got even had a little design on it that matched the design on the dress, Michael said,referring to a light tiger stripe print on the fabric. She was really e xcited about it. The girls dress is a big deal. If the outfit doesnt go perfectly, if the guy isnt matching, its a problem. I made sure it worked. In Fort Collins,Colo., Amy Weintraub sent a picture of her chocolate brown dress to her date, Luke Siddens,and he used the image to get a matching tie and vest for their prom last week at Poudre High School. I didnt realize he wanted to match me,Amy said. He just kind of decided that on his own. It was a little lighter than the dress,but it matched pretty well. For homemade dresses, ties can always be made from leftover fabric. For a 2010 prom at the Stanley Humphries Secondary School in Castlegar, British Columbia,Canada, Arielle Roberts made her own dress with the help of a grandmother and aunt. Her dates mom sewed a matching tie when the green bow-tie and cummerbund shed ordered for him werent quite the right shade,Arielle said. But with so many dresses store-bought these days, and with cell phone photos sometimes producing unreliable hues,stores often provide physical swatches to assist in color coordination. For proms, tie must match the dress Activities may include Pirate Week, Prince and Princess Week The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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C M Y K Page 4BNews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012www.newssun.com FLORIDA HOSPITAL HEARTLAND A/P; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, celebrity dinner; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 7 7 3 3 0 0 Crown Pointe PP; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, p/u 04/15; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 9 9 5 5 2 2 By DAVID SHARP Associated PressPORTLAND,Maine Think Katy Perry and vinyl, a nd a hip-hugging dress might come to mind. The 27-year-old pop artist is among musicians going old school releasing m usic on pressed vinyl records to help celebrate Record Store Day. Perry,whos too young to have thumbed through 45rpm singles when she was a g irl,joins an eclectic mix that includes David Bowie, P aul McCartney,the Misfits, White Stripes,the late James Brown and The Flaming L ips and Heady Fwends with special vinyl releases to cele brate the hometown record store on Saturday. All of that vinyl more than 300 offerings represents a bright spot for the r oughly 2,000 indie music retailers facing stiff competit ion from online music sales and streaming music services. There would be fewer stores,if it wasnt for the r esurgence of vinyl,said Chris Brown from Bull Moose,a chain of 10 stores i n Maine and New Hampshire,who hatched the idea for Record Store Day. Now in its fifth year, Record Store Day got off to a raucous start with Metallica in San Francisco in 2008,a year after the idea was tossed out by Brown at a conference of indie retaile rs. Its evolved into an annual event that gave an 8 percent sales bump to stores last year and is now being celebrated around the world in countries including Brazil, Australia,Romania and Germany. For a time,it was unclear whether independent record stores would survive mega stores like Tower Records, and then the move to online sales with the ubiquitous iPod and now the growing popularity online services like Rhapsody,Pandora and Spotify. Indeed,hundreds of mom-and-pop stores did shut their doors. But about 2,000 stores remain in business today, and the number has been relatively stable over the past few years,said Ken Glaser, vice president of sales for Alliance Entertainment,the nations largest wholesale distributor of compact discs, D VDs and vinyl record albums. I still see a place for a strong indie store in every community that can support one. I just think theres still the lure of people wanting to walk into a store and touch and feel things and talk to people,said Joel Oberstein, president of Almighty Institute of Music Retail,a market research firm based in Studio City,Calif. These days,vinyl records play an increasing role in bringing people through the doors or music stores. It turns out vinyl records never really died after the compact disc became dominant after its 1980s introduction. These days,a new generation of young hipsters is helping to drive demand along with people who grew up with albums and audio purists who think vinyl albums still sound better than todays digital music. Last year,vinyl albums sales grew 39 percent,with about 3.9 million albums being sold,and sales are up about 10 percent so far this year,according to Nielsen Soundscan. Record Store Day last year represented the biggest day of the year for vinyl sales. Perry,for her part,is releasing a 12-inch pink vinyl single Part of Me with Tommie Sunshines Megasix Smash-Upon the flipside. Arcade Fire is releasing Sprawl IIas a 12-inch vinyl single,and Bowie is releasing a 7-inch Starmanpicture disc. McCartney is rereleasing a 7-inch single with Another Dayand Oh Woman Oh Why.Two never-beforereleased James Brown tracks from the upcoming Live at the Apollo 50th Anniversarywill be released on a single. Many of the offerings will be unique pressings. The Flaming Lips and Heady Fwends are releasing a swirly-colored double LP featuring collaborations with a number of artists. White Stripes is releasing a redand-black single with Handspringsand Red Death at 6:14.The Misfits, a punk band,will release the 1982 Walk Among Uson colored vinyl. David Bakula,senior vice president for analytics at Nielsen,said he thinks therell always be room for record stores because they cater to hardcore music fans and offer special formats. Thank God there are still those music fans out there whore interested in supporting these stores and supporting these formats and supporting these bands. You have a perfect consumer ecosystem there where demand is met by supply, he said from his office in Los Angeles. At Bull Moose in Portlands Old Port,Pat Markley was thumbing through the new and used rock CDs Thursday night. He said he likes shopping at a store because he gets to hear new music,and because there are people to help if hes looking for an obscure music titles. I could spend hours looking around here and I have. Ive been with my brother and sister and Ive annoyed them to no end, Markley said. New vinyl album releases give record stores a much needed kick MCT V inyl records used to be all oldies, but artists have begun releasing albums on the classic format once again.

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C M Y K By SANDY COHEN AP Entertainment WriterLOS ANGELES As a kid,Ryan Seacrest idolized Dick Clark. As an adult,he modeled his career after the entertainment giant and h elped him carry on with his annual New Years Eve celebration after a stroke took its toll. He called the 82-year-old m ogul who died Wednesday one of the greatest influences in my life. Now Seacrest uncannily in the Dick Clark mold i s left to carry on the youthful vitality and innovative spirit that Clark used so e ffectively to meld music and media. And the 37-year-old is w ell on his way. Following Clarks playbook,Seacrest s tarted as a radio host before expanding to TV and eventually producing. Hes the v oice of his nationally syndicated morning radio show a nd the international program American Top 40. Hes the face of American Idoland E! News. Hes the producer behind Keeping U p With the Kardashians and its associated spinoffs, a long with many other shows,including Food Revolutionand Shahs of S unset.Hes on the red carpet at the Grammys and G olden Globes. Hell be an Olympic correspondent for NBC and has hinted that he c ould take on a role at the Todayshow. Sometimes when I go home and turn on the hot water faucet,I think hes g oing to come out. Hes everywhere,said longtime Hollywood publicist Michael Levine. In the short term it can provide some annoya nce,but in long term just adds to his iconic stature. Clark parlayed his early radio dreams into a nearly four-decade run of American Bandstand.He invested in the artists he promoted there and went on to produce hit shows like TVs Bloopers and Practical Jokesand the American Music Awards. Seacrest enjoys a similar omnipresence,said veteran Hollywood publicist David B rokaw. Hes becoming a 21st century Dick Clark,Brokaw said. American Idolis a show for everyone,and that provides Seacrest a similar platform to what Clark had with American Bandstand. Seacrest paid tribute to his mentor on American Idol on Wednesday,saying, Without Dick,a show like this would not exist. He will be missed greatly,Seacrest said. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. I know hes in a better place,saying,Lets get on with the show.You got it,boss. Among Seacrests other entertainment ventures:A $300 million partnership with broadcasting giant Clear Channel to acquire and develop new media companies. We aim to build Ryan Seacrest Media into a leading multimedia company with diversified assets and interests,he said when the partnership was announced earlier this year. The entertainment industry is thriving with innovation more than ever before. Its also far more fragmented than ever before. Clark came up in the era before countless cable channels and the World Wide W eb. Now the entertainment audience is everywhere. Obviously theres not the same sense of shared community today,Levine said. But a person like Ryan can create a ubiquity and a presence on many,many platforms that would mirror what Dick Clark did. This presupposes that he wont have any scandals and will remain hungry,he added. Seacrest shares other attributes with Clark that contribute to his success, Brokaw said. Hes likable, hes got a cherubic boyish charm and enthusiasmthat makes him feel like a friend and he has a hand in various entertainment entities. Anybody thats in this business that has any kind of high-end talent or emerging talent,you somehow crossed paths with Dick Clark,and Ryan Seacrest is the same way,Brokaw said. And,like Clark,Seacrest is a star maker. Who would the Kardashians be without Ryan Seacrest?Brokaw asked. Hes creating careers on the basis of what he does. Clarks clean-cut and everyouthful image appealed to people of all ages and helped make rock nroll palatable to a generation of parents, just as Seacrest now does with todays stars. Clark was smart,charming,funny and always a true gentleman,Seacrest said Wednesday. I learned a great deal from him,and Ill always be indebted to him for his faith and support of me. He was a remarkable host and businessman and left a rich legacy to television audiences around the w orld. Now Seacrest hopes to do the same. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012Page 5B highlands county dir.; 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 YMCA; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, Christian Concert; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 9 9 4 4 7 7 PRECISION SAFE & LOCK; 5.542"; 4"; Black plus three; process, 4/22,29; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 1 1 7 7 4 4 CROSSWORDSOLUTION Seacrest is heir apparent to Clarks pop influence MCTphoto American Idol host Ryan Seacrest is on his way to being the Dick Clark of the 21st century.

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C M Y K Page 6BNews-SunSunday, April 22, 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) 6710390.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.Worshiping 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 at 5 p.m.Sunday.Church phone:4526556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A (truck route) in Avon Park.Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM.The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m.For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.;Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available.Ken Lambert, Pastor.Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825.Sunday:Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;Wednesday:Evening Service, 7 p.m.;Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone:453-4256.Fax:4536986.E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park, 100 N.Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev.Jon Beck, pastor;Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families;Joy Loomis, music director;Rev.Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor.Regular Sunday schedule:8:30 a.m.orchestra rehersal;9 a.m.Library open;9:30 a.m.Sunday School;11 a.m. Morning Worship;11 a.m. Childrens Church;6 p.m.evening worship.Wednesday schedule: 5 :15 p.m.supper;6 p.m.Bible Study and Prayer;6:30 p.m.Adult Choir Practice;6 p.m.childrens choir rehearsals;7 p.m.mission programs.Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m.and evening worship at 7 p.m.Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.Call 453-6681 for details. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S.27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid).Your place for family, friends and faith.Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m.Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m.Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m.Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ.Sunday night worship at 6 p.m.Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m.along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children.Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Website: www.fbclp.com.Email:information@fbclp.com.Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities:Family dinner at 5 p.m.($4 per person, reservations required).Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m.The church is at 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid.For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S.98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages.Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m.and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m.worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet.First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love.For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church,Sebring, 200 E.Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.Telephone:385-5154.Dr. David E.Richardson, senior pastor; Rev.Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities;and Rev.Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults.Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.;Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m.Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old.Becky Gotsch, director.Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S.Florida Ave., Avon Park.Mailing address is 710 W.Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339.Rev.John D. Girdley, pastor.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.;11 a.m.Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. W ednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m.Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church.Larry Ruse, pastor.Phone 655-1899.Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached.Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m.Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m.Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m.Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m.Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall.Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870.Welcome to the church where the Sonalways shines.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.;and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m.End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m.on the last Sunday of each month.The Rev.J.S.Scaggs, pastor.Church phone:382-3552. Home phone:214-3025.Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road.Rev.Ken Geren, interim pastor.Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S.Commerce Ave., Sebring.David C.Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.;Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m.A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing.Office phone, 3850752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road;655-2610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610.On U.S.98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd.(U.S.27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring.Tim Finch, pastor.Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 3823695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757.Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor.Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m.in English and 7 p.m.in Spanish;Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m.in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m.Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m.Wednesday.Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St.Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring.Mailing address:882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049;fax, 385-5169; email, office@stcathe.com ;website, www.stcathe.com .Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com;Parochial Vicar, Rev.Victor Caviedes, 3853993;Assisting Priest (retired), Rev.J.Peter Sheehan;Decons, Rev.Mr.James R.McGarry and Rev.Mr.Max M.Severe.Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.Confession:First Friday 7:15-7:45 a.m.;Saturday 33:45 p.m.;or by appointment with any priest.Weekend Mass schedule:Saturday Vigil,:4 p.m.;Sunday: 8 and 10:30 a.m.;Sunday Spanish Mass, noon;last Sunday of the month, 2 p.m.(Creole/French); Sunday Family Mass, 5 p.m.(Holy Family Youth Center).Daily Mass schedule:Monday through Friday: 8 a.m.& noon;Saturday, 9 a.m. St.James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215.Father Michael J. Cannon.Mass schedule:Summer (May 1 to Oct.31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.;Sunday 8 a.m.and 9:30 a.m.;Weekdays, 9 a.m.December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.and 11 a.m.;Weekdays 9 a.m.;and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m.and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S.27 on County Road 621), 465-7065.Ray Culpepper, senior pastor.Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.;Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m.Thelma Hall, organist;and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday:Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.;Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone.Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872.Tod Schwingel, Preacher; David Etherton, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m;Evening service at 6:30 p.m.Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m.followed by classes at 6:30 p.m.Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1:30 p.m.Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m.Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m.to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday.Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334;on 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. Pine St., Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday:Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday:Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m.Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S.Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825.Minister:Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Nursery facilities are available at every service.Bible Study:Sunday, 9:30 a.m.and Wednesday, 7 p.m.Bible centered classes for all ages.Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870;385-7443.We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway.Our hours of service are:Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.;Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.;Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O.Box 1118., A vonPark, FL 33825-1118.707 W. Main St.Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday:Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages;morning worship at 10:45 a.m.;and evening service at 6 p.m.Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m.with special services for children and adults.Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries.If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.;Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.;Evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening, 7 p.m.Classes for adult children and youth.Call 465-6916.Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible ChurchChurches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m.Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade.Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) 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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012Page 7B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer .Service time is 9:30 with Holy Communion.Coffee hour following services.Newcomers welcome.Call 453-5664 or e-mail redeemer1895@aol.com Web site: redeemeravon.com .The church is at 839 HowesWay, Avon Park (two miles north of Sun N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells Dodge.) St.Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday Services:Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m.Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m.The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends.Wednesday:Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m.Visitors are always welcome.The Rev.Jim K urtz, rector.Church office 3857649, for more information. St.Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852.Phone:4650051.Rev.Elizabeth L.Nelson, Rector.Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Wednesday evening:Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m.Child care available at the 8 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Sunday service.Come see what makes us different. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMERICA The Way Church EFCA, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring.Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Youth activities, 6:30 p.m.Wednesdays.The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship.Come early and stay after for fellowship time.Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor.The Way A place for you.Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:273-3674.Email: theway church@hotmail.com .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 8350869.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 each Sunday.Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies.Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m.Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m.to noon Saturday.All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American 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 (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.;Bible Study, 9 a.m.For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA, 324 E.Main St., Avon Park.Pastor:Rev.John C. Grodzinski.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 NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872.Sunday:American Sign Language:First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services.First Worship service, 9 a.m.;Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m.Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours.BFC Youth, 6 p.m.;Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Children ages 4 years through fifth grade, 6 p.m.;Youth, 67:30 p.m.;Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor;Andy McQuaid, associate pastor.Web site www.bfcsebring.com.Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872;386-4900.An independent community church.Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.;Bible study, 11:15 a.m.;Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.;Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.Pastor Lester Osbeck.A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway.Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue.Sunday service is at 10 a.m.;Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.A nursery and childrens church are provided.The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry.Linda M.Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com.Church phone: 314-0482. Web site:www. ctm forme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL 33872.Phone, 382-1085.Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor.Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m.Tuesday 6 p.m.Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth;first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.;Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.;Worship at 10 a.m.Nursery and Kids World classes.Small groups meet throughout the week.Church phone is 4021684;Pastor Bruce A.Linhart. The Lords Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom.Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.;Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.;Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m.More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Church 106 N.Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Contemporary worship service is at 6:30 p.m.Saturday with Pastor Tiger Gullett.Sunday traditional worship service is at 7:45 a.m.and 9 a.m.Contemporary Sunday worship service is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery and childrens church on Saturday nightes and 9 and 10:45 a.m.Sundays.Breakfast and lunch menus at Solid Grounds.Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger.Office:4533345.Web page at www.weareunion.org Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd.S., Sebring, FL 33875;471-1122;e-mail unity@vistanet.net.Web site, www.unityofsebring.org.10:30 a.m.Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church.Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups.Rev.Andrew C.Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113.A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America.Sunday morning worship:Informal service, 8 a.m.;traditional service, 10:30 a.m.;Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.;choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone:385-3234;Fax:385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net ;Web site: www.cpcsebring.org .Rev.W. Darrell Arnold, pastor.Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m.Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E.Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.Phone:453-3242. The Rev.Robert Johnson is the pastor.Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.;Potluck dinner, 6 p.m.third Wednesday;choir practice, 6:30 p.m.each Wednesday;Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m.second Wednesday;Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m.second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m.third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.385-0107.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.;Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 1 p.m.;Youth Group (middle and high school), 3:30-6:30 p.m.;Wednesday:Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.;Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m.Nursery available during worship.Call the church office for more information and other classes.Rev.Darrell A.Peer, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 118 N.Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742.The Rev.Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.Drew Severance, associate pastor.Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8 and 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary;contemporary worship is at 11 a.m.Sunday school classes for adults is at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m.and for all ages, adults and children, at 9:45 a.m.in the educational building. Wednesday:6:45 p.m., youth group (middle and high school), and nursery and childrens ministry;7 p.m., adult small group Bible studies. Children/youth music ministry (Thursday):grades 3-5 chimes, 2:30 p.m.;grades 3-5 choir, 3:15 p.m.;grades 6-12 handbells, 3:15 p.m.Bible Counseling available by appointment, 699-0132.Call the church office for more information about the classes offered.Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S.98, Sebring, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m.the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune.Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m.first Monday of the month.Choir rehearses at 7 p.m.each Wednesday, September through April.Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m.the third Thursday of the month.Organist:Richard Wedig. Choir Director:Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713;e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark.Phone:4536641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.Church Service 10:45 a.m.Saturday.Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m.till 2 p.m.A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month.Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades.ALL ARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N.State Road 17, Sebring;385-2438. Worship Services:9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m.Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.Community service:every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr.Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m.Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872;(863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor;Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor.Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services:Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.;Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m.to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.;Primary for children, 11:15 a.m.to 1 p.m.;Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m.Activity Days:8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship.Sunday:Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.;and Praise meeting and lunch, noon.Tuesday:Bible study, 6:30 p.m.;and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m.Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m.All meetings are at 120 N.Ridgewood Ave., Sebring.For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext.110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S.Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev.A.C.Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m.in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m.Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m.Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director.The 10:55 a.m.Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial.There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL 33825.(863) 453-3759, R. James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m.Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.Prayer Shawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m.for women who love God and crocheting.Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodis t 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 W orship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.;New Song worsh ip service at 10:45 a.m.Loving 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 .Lakevie w 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 98) Sebring.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.Were 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 Novelist Tom Wolfe deemed the 1970s the Me decade. People were striving for their own individuality instead of the s community mindset. Antiwar protests were commonplace, school integration was in full swing,and affirmative action became a controversial policy as minorities and w omen spoke out for equal rights and equality. With the popularization of television and media covera ge,sports became big business and the average American could watch a man go to the moon. Hippies and flower children were everywhere shouting about peace a nd love sporting mood rings,bell bottoms,mini skirts and hot pants. The s brought about many c hanges and philosophies. One very important issue that came into l ight was the importance of environmental change to save the planet. On April 22,1970 the first Earth Day was launched. During a time when most cars sported V8 engines and pumping gallons of leaded gas were commonplace,a new consciousness w as forming in the minds of many. It was a time when factories spewed black smoke into the atmosphere,contaminants and chemicals gushed into lakes, streams and oceans on a daily basis and most Americans were oblivious to the damage that was being done to the Earth. Sen. Gaylord Nelson,an environmental activist,was outraged by the devastation recently caused by the Union Oil Company spill. In 1969,an explosion caused five breaks in the fault on the ocean floor that released more than 100,000 gallons of crude oil and gas from deep beneath the earth. It spread into an 800 mile slick before it was capped. The spill affected 35 miles of coastline and killed more than 10,000 birds and countless other species of wildlife. P assionate about the cause,the senator stated,I am convinced that all we need to do to bring an o verwhelming insistence of the new generation that we stem the tide of environmental disaster is to present the facts clearly and dramatically.To marshal such an effort,I am proposing a national teachin on the crisis of the environment to be held next spring on every university campus across the Nation. The crisis is so imminent,in my opinion that every university should set aside one day in the school yearthe same day across the nation-for the teach-in. Spawned by his idea,a national teach-in on the environment was observed by every college campus in the United States. More than 20 million people participated in the first teach-in,which is now called Earth Day. Partly because television was so popular in the s,media coverage gave the event the boost it needed. The first Earth Day coverage included a one-hour prime time CBS News Special Report dubbed Earth Day:A Question of Survival.Walter Cronkite narrated the event that had reporters from all over the country checking in. The event was a huge success. Participants from more than 2,000 colleges and universities,10,000 primary and secondary schools, and hundreds of communities across the nation came out on the beautiful spring day to show their passion and love for the environment. Sen. Nelson credited the first Earth Day with persuading U.S. politicians that environmental legislation had a substantial,lasting constituency. Denis Hayes,the original national coordinator,took the holiday to an international level in 1990 and now events are coordinated all over the world. T oday,Earth Day is observed in 175 countries and coordinated by the nonprofit Earth Day Network. It is celebrated by more than a half billion people every year. Environmental groups have sought to make Earth Day a day of action which changes human behavior and provokes policy changes. Earth Day brings people together. Republicans and Democrats, urbanites and farmers,rich and poor rally together to support environmental policy and legislation every year. Because Sen. Nelson took the initiative to do something about the problem of continued non-regard for the planet,major changes were enacted. The United States Environmental Protection Agency was formed. In addition, the Clean Air,Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts were created. Every person can and does make a difference. As Sen. Nelson said,It was a gamble,but it worked. Corine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. Earth Day: a chain reaction of positive events News From The W atershed Corine Burgess Nelson

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C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012www.newssun.com PRICE, MARTIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; Process, Realty Connexion; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 9 9 4 4 8 8 SFCC; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main, earn as degree ; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 9 9 5 5 1 1 WHITMIRE AIR CONDITIONING***; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main, comfort club; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 9 9 9 9 7 7 By TODD McCARTHY The Hollywood ReporterLOS ANGELES Some p rivileged nature footage from the African rain forest is dishonored by deeply silly narration in Chimpanzee, which follows a particular g roup of chimps in the Ivory Coasts isolated Tai Forest. This fourth documentary from the Disneynature label shares with last years African Cats the fault of talking down and sugarcoating to coddle the tyke audie nce, a shame given the rarity of the intimate portrait provided of chimp life in r arely visited remote regions. W ith the sophistication and scientific information provided on TVnature docs s teadily increasing, this sort of throwback aimed squarely a t little kids feels very old school. The divisions first release, in 2007, Earth, pulled in an impressive $108 million worldwide and its f ollow-up, Oceans, earned $82 million. African Cats d ropped to $21 million, a figure perhaps more in the range of what this one will d o. Everyone loves chimps for t he simple reason that to regard them is, but for a slight biological rearrangem ent, to look at ourselves. The close-together forwardlooking eyes, warm child rearing, manipulation of tools, omnivore habits, comm unal spirit and general intelligence are undeniably relatable, even if humans generally see the animals only in the relative isolation o f captivity. Catching them on home t urf in Africa is not easy, as they generally live in dense jungle, are not keen to be surrounded by a camera crew and can easily scamper off faster than they can be followed through the bush. So high marks to Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield, who also directed Earth together (Fothergill also codirected African Cats) for finding a way to comprehensively cover a particular group of chimps in the Tai Forest for a period of time long enough for young chimp Oscar to grow and learn a few survival tricks. Points, too, for the exceptionally observant and graceful camerawork of Martyn Colbeck and Bill Wallauer (Warwick Sloss did additional shooting), which brings the viewer in close and looks beautiful in the bargain. The storyline the filmmakers stitched together from incidents that took place during the shoot follows the survival and education of Oscar, definitely a cute little bugger, as he learns to fit in with an extended family of about 36 chimps led by grand old man Freddy. Oscars mother Isha, who is meant to nurse him until hes about five, instructs her son in the finer points of selecting berries and nuts, the latter being highly coveted by a rival chimp tribe. The film runs into trouble the moment it introduces the chief of the rival group as Scar. From that point, repeated references to Scar and his gang or his mob suggest that there are such things as good and evil chimpanzee clans, with nasty predators like Scars crew (tellingly never seen with young offspring or identifiable females) preying upon nice groups such as Freddys, whose worst transgression is a raid into some high trees against some colobus monkeys, one of which ends up as a (virtually unseen) meal. At the Hollywood press screening, a number of moms with small kids made for the exits after this scene, so its a good thing the filmmakers skipped the matter of chimpanzee cannibalism (a favorite Animal Planet topic). Chimpanzee aimed strictly at little kids Martyn Colbeck/Courtesy Disney/MCT Oscar the chimpanzee eats a honeycomb in Disney's Chimpanzee.

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C M Y K BUSINESS C SECTION News-Sun Sunday, April 22, 2012 WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used cars; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 1 1 7 7 6 6 Courtesy photo Amish Creative Furnishings at 5 N. Main Ave. in Lake Placid celebrated its opening last week with a ribbon cutting. Present for the events were (from left) Michael Noel, Thrivent Financial, chamber director; Nancy Davis,Lake Placid Feed & Western Wear; Sherri Harris, store associate; Carolyn Worley, owner, Amish Creative Furnishings; Eileen May, executive director, Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce; JoAnn Chandler and Sue England, Wauchula State Bank; (seated) Jeannie Snively, Wheeler Farms, and past president of the chamber board; and Norma Rizer, HiRize Creative. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Youve got the idea. Now y ou need to know how get on your way. Starting Your Businessis a class t hat teaches just that. From how to determine f easibility and legal structure to the type of license you will need,this class c overs all the essentials that will help you get s tarted. Starting Your Businessis a free seminar presented by the Small Business Development C enter at USF. It is designed for persons t hinking of starting a small business or who have started a business a nd want to make sure they did it correctly. It will be held on Wednesday at South Florida Community C ollege Corporate and Continuing Education Room T05 from 2-4:30 p.m. The seminar will be p resented by David Noel, Certified Business Analyst with the SBDC. Seating is limited,so please call Noel at 8637 84-7378 to reserve a seat in the seminar or for furt her information. Starting Your Business seminar planned Amish Creative Furnishings open in LP Special to the News-SunSEBRING Seven new merchants have signed on to participate in the successful Buy Downtown Sebring program that was started on Dec. 1,2010. The Sebring Community Redevelopment Agencys (CRA) consumer incentive program is designed to spur economic activity in Downtown Sebring and help consumers save money while shopping,dining and making everyday purchases. New participants include:Archers Art,Habitat for Humanity ReStore,Kenilworth Lodge,The Flower Box,The Lazy Painter,The Mermaids Castle,and The 3 Bears Antique Shoppe. By simply connecting the Downtown Sebring businesses with the buying power of the local community,this multi-year program keeps more dollars and jobs in the local community.According to an economic analysis,for every $100 spent at a locally owned business,$45 goes back into the community and local tax base,and for every $100 spent at a non-local chain store,only $13 comes back to the local area. Thirty-five participating Downtown Sebring merchants,which are listed at www.BuyDowntownSebring.com,are offering e xclusive discounts and instant savings to all consumers who have a Buy Downtown Sebring card. The wallet-sized cards are free and can be picked upat participating merchants,the CRA office (368 S. Commerce Avenue),the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce offices (227 US Highway 27 North or 309 E. Circle Park),the Highlands County CVB (501 S. Commerce Avenue) or print one online at www.BuyDowntownSebring.com. Shoppers simply present their Buy Downtown Sebring card to the merchant when making their purchase to benefit from the offer. With 35 participating merchants,shoppers can save money on everything from museum admission,pet items,education and art supplies,flowers, invitations,china,giftware,clothing,art,pottery, furniture,dining,shoes,books and gardening items. For more information about this program,visit www.BuyDowntownSebring.com. For more information about the CRA and Downtown Sebring, visit www.DowntownSebring.org/. Seven new merchants join Buy Downtown Sebring CLASSIFIED PAGE4C Now that tax day has passed, chances are youre either waiting patiently for your 2011 tax refund to arrive,its already been spent,or you just wrote the U.S. Treasury a check and are in budgetcutting mode. Its difficult to calculate exactly how much youll owe in taxes unless your income and family situation are identical from year to year. But going more than a few hundred dollars above or below your final tax bill is not a good idea:A big refund means youve been giving the government an interest-free loan, while significantly underpaying means you may have to pay costly penalties and interest on the amount. Your goal should be to receive little or no tax refund. Better to use that money throughout the year to pay down credit card balances or other debt, b uild emergency savings, beef up your retirement plan contributions or invest it where you can earn interest or dividends. Unless youre selfShould you adjust your tax withholding? Personal Finance Jason Alderman See TIMES,page 2C

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C M Y K Page 2CNews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012www.newssun.com LAKELAND COMFORT SHOES; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 04/18-04/25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 0 0 5 5 6 6 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 1 1 2 2 4 4 employed,retired or had unexpected sources of income,the driving factor for how much tax you owe or have refunded is probably your W-4 form. Thats one of the many forms you filled out your first day on the job and probably never thought about again. To refresh your memory: IRS Form W-4 determines how much federal income tax is withheld from your paychecks. The more allowances you claim on the W-4,the less income tax is withheld each pay period. When you file your yearly tax return,the government basically settles accounts with you:If they took out too much during the year,you get a refund; not enough and you pay additional taxes with your final return. Its a good idea to review your W-4 each year in case your financial or family situation has changed. For example,if you or your spouse: Experience a significant increase or decrease in income. Add a second job, start or stop working (including retirement). Have a child (including adoptions). Reduce or increase how many dependents youre claiming. Get married or divorced. Buy or sell a house. File for bankruptcy. Increase or decrease income adjustments for IRA/401(k) deductions,student loan interest payments or alimony. Significantly change your itemized deductions or tax credits. If you have a sizeable change in taxable income not subject to withholding (e.g.,self-employment income,interest,dividends, capital gains,retirement distributions),you may want to either increase the amount withheld from your paychecks or make quarterly estimated tax payments. Otherwise,the IRS may charge you an underpayment penalty come next April. Estimated tax rules are fairly complicated,so refer to IRS Publication 505 for details. Ask your HR department for a new W-4,or download the IRS version that lets you enter your information electronically and print out a copy (search www.irs.gov.) The form contains worksheets for calculating personal withholding allowances and estimating income adjustments if you plan to itemize deductions. Generally,youll claim one allowance for yourself and one for each of your d ependents. However,you can adjust the number to avoid having too much or too little tax withheld from your pay. If you need additional help with the calculations, see IRS Publication 919, use the IRSs Withholding Calculator or use the calculator found in most tax preparation software packages. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. Continued from page 1C Special to the News-SunSEBRING On Saturday, April 18,Highlands County 4-H Clubs held the annual County Events and Olympics in Sebring. County Events provides an opportunity for 4-H youth ( ages 5-18) to give presentations on a range of subject matter including plant scie nces,leisure and performing arts,sewing,food preparat ion,nutrition and health. Youth are provided a valuable teaching and learning s ituation through giving oral and visual presentations, learning presentation techniques from their peers, receiving constructive sugg estions and recognition for their efforts. This year,75 photographs and 22 poster art entries were submitted for County Events. Twenty 4-H youth gave demonstrations three to 12 minutes long on a subject of their choice,four youth modeled their garments in the fashion revue event and eight youth showed off their talents in the share the funevent. All youth presented in front of a panel of judges,their peers and 4-H supporters. More than 100 4-H family, friends and alumni attended this years County Events. Fifteen 4-H youth will advance to compete at District X Events held in DeSoto County on Saturday. The 4-Hers representing Highlands County at District Events include:Richard Dillon Followell,Megan Sowards,Jimmy Griffin,Sara Griffin,Kitty Lackey,Julia VanFleet,Hannah Thompson, Katelyn VanFleet,Phoebe Lackey,Victoria Lackey, Elisabeth VanFleet,April Garcia,Jackson Rushlo, Shelby Ball,and Juliette Perez. All blue ribbon photography and poster art entries will move directly to the state competition in Gainesville. Thank you to all our 4-H members,families, v olunteers,supporters and alumni for their hard work and dedication to this making this years County Events a success! 4-H is open to any one between the ages of 5-18 regardless of race,color,sex, religion,handicap,or place of national origin. Contact Lauren Hrncirik,Highlands County 4-H Agent,at (863) 402-6540 or email hrncirik@ufl.edu for more information. 4-H holds annual County Events and Olympics Courtesy photo 4-H members who won awards at the annual County Events and Olympics show off their prizes. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida Community College C ommunity Education is offering new classes this summer at the SFCC Highlands Campus. Aquabics is a moderatel y-paced aerobic water exercise class for toning and building strength. Water exercise is easy on the joints but still provides resistance. Evening classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning May. 7,at the SFCC Highlands Campus pool. For detailed days, times,and cost call 4536661,ext. 7388 or e-mail communityeducation@southflorida.edu/. Lap swimming is an excellent way to exercise and cross train. A morning and evening class are being offered Tuesdays and Thursdays,beginning May 8, at the SFCC Highlands Campus pool. For detailed days,times,and cost call 453-6661,ext. 7388 or e-mail communityeducation@southflorida.edu/. Dance your way to fitness! Zumba is fun and a great way to workout. It is designed for everyone,any shape or age,from beginners to advanced students. Class will held on Mondays and Tuesdays,May 7 to June 12, 5:30-6:30 p.m.,at the SFCC Highlands Campus. The cost is $53. American Sign Language I and II is an eightweek course that teaches the necessities of interpreting for the deaf. Some techniques taught will be fingerspelling ASL,word signing and learning descriptives on non-manual markers,ASL sentence structure,rhetorical questions,time,adverbs and verbs,and putting it all together to make it work. Class is held on Tuesdays, May 8 to June 26,5:30-6:30 p.m.,at the SFCC Highlands Campus. The cost is $71. Spanish:A Living Language is a beginning Spanish class that takes students through easy lessons that will help them feel comfortable ordering food in Mexico,reserving a hotel room in Costa Rica,or asking for directions to the beach in southern Spain. The class will also teach Spanish for everyday use in a fun environment. Class is held on Thursdays,June 7 to July 19, 7:30-8:30 p.m.,at the SFCC Highlands Campus. The cost is $34. Classes fill up fast,so early registration is recommended. Register in Building B at the Highlands Campus or any SFCC campus or center. For more information, contact Lauren Redick,community education specialist, at 453-6661,465-5300,7732252,or 494-7500,ext. 7388 or by e-mail at communityeducation@southflorida.edu/. SFCC Community Education announces summer classes CHALKTALK BUSINESS Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 Times to change withholding Associated PressNEW YORK McDonalds ever-evolving mix of old menu standbys and new items like Chicken McBites lured in more diners who helped boost its first-quarter profit. The worlds biggest hamburger chain said Friday that its net income rose 5 percent in the first quarter,in line with Wall Street expectations. McDonalds Corp. said global sales rose 7.3 percent at stores open at least 13 months,driven by gains from all regions. The metric is key because it excludes the impact of newly opened stores. A big part of the McDonalds success story in recent years has been the chains rollout of popular menu items such as coffee frappes and fruit smoothies,which have high profit margins and bring in customers throughout the day. Customers also love them because its a way to have a treat for a couple of bucks. Other recent introductions by the fastfood chain include oatmeal and Chicken McBites,which the company said helped boost sales in the U.S. in the first quarter. For the first three months of the year, McDonalds reported a profit of $1.27 billion,or $1.23 per share. That compares with a profit of $1.21 billion,or $1.15 per share, in the year-ago period. McDonalds profit jumps

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C M Y K Feb. 1, 2012Geo Mason Citrus Inc. to Charles James Wilson III, L1536 Blk 428 Sun'N Lake Est. of Lake Placid, $225,000. State of Florida Land Services Inc. to Avedanand Persad, L35 Blk 8 Highlands Park Est. Sec. D, $5,000. State of Florida Land Services Inc. to Avedanand Persad, L1 Blk B Spring Lake Village III, $7,500. State of Florida Land Services Inc. to Avedanand Persad, L10 Blk 250 Placid Lakes Sec. 20, $5,000. Youngcraft Industries to Garry D. Miller, L324 Sebring Ridge Sec. E/Other, $5,000. Deutsche Bank National T rust Co. to EH Pooled 1211 LP, L21 Blk 21 Sylvan Shores Sec. C, $22,000. Miguel Garciga to Rolf Sauer, L2 Blk 521 Sebring Shores, $24,500. Highlands Independent Bankto Harold William Heaver, L68A Vantage Pointe Phase II, $8,500. Sebring Land Ltd. Ptn. to Stephen K. Haviland, L37 Villages of Highlands Ridge Phase VI-B, $29,000. Stuart T. Adams to Ramdass Sookbir, L17 Blk 11 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 7, $13,000. Joan H. Hartt to Lubear Futures, Ptn., PT Sec. 2-3529, $8,500. Michael D. Palsgrove to Debra M. Dodd, L1010510107 Avon Park Lakes Unit 31, $80,000.Feb. 2Heriberto Dilan to Carmen Fuster, L3 Blk 2 McClelland Add To Town of Lake Stearns/Other, $50,000. Stanford Wright to James E. T ompkins, L7 Blk M Sun'N Lakes Est. Sec. 4, $80,000. Gerald B. Wolfgram to Rodger Hardiman, L4 Blk 52 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 5, $84,800. DENCO to Machado Family Ltd. Ptn. No. 1, PT Sec. 28-3731/Others, $1,259,900. Julie Walski to Harold Peck, L1 Blk 9 Vacation Est., $52,000. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Arland Berlew, PT L36 Blk 250 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13/Easement, $24,500. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Randolph P. Gilde, PT Sec. 7-37-30, $145,100. Federal National Mortgage Assn. to David P. Bragg, L12 Blk E Lake Jackson Blvd. Sub/Other, $112,400. Gloria Isa to Reverse Mortgage Solutions Inc., L426 Sebring Ridge Sec. A, $193,400. Will Scott Randall to Thomas W. Riddle, L2 Blk 263 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13, $165,000. Thomas W. Riddle to Joseph E. Johnson Sr., L65B Vantage Point Phase II, $165,000. Alfred Abel to Charles E. Frey, L4A Thunderbird Hill Village III Sec. 1, $110,000. Duane Reynolds to Willis V. Detlef, L8 PT L9 Blk 2 Golfview Est., $112,000.Feb. 3Fannie Mae to G8 1-12 Fund, PT Sec. 4-22-33, $17,500. MPC Land Investment Co. Inc. to Thomas C. Wirth III, Unit 11 Bldg. B Lake June West Townhomes on Water/Easement, $285,000. Christine Gromalski to Thomas J. Markert, L357 Sebring Hills, $59,000. Rebecca T. Johnson to Marjorie Jo Adamson, L188 Golf Hammock Unit III, $132,000. Creative Realty Management Inc. to Brigitte D. Riello, L2 Blk Y Spring Lake Village VI, $3,500. Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union to High Chief Johnny Whitefeathers Great American Land Dream, L25 Blk 218 Sun 'N Lakes Est. Sec. 19, $1,000. Kenneth E. McLeod to T revor A. Cauffield, L36 PT L37 Lake Charlotte Shores, $125,000. Josefa Paulina Soto to Charles Ray Allen, L14 Blk 4 Sebring Gardens, $30,000. Kye C. Pahk to Murphy Oil USA Inc., PT Tract A Grand Prix Heights/Other, $620,000. Robert P. Faessel to Lawrence Labeau, Unit 2 Golf Pine Villas/Other, $33,000. Department of Housing and Urban Development to James K. Collie, PT L28-31 Blk D Breezy Point Park Sub, $20,000. Christine Ranae Calhoun to Ciara Kirstin Calhoun, PT Sec. 17-35-29/Other, $20,000. Kathryn Mercer to Kirstin Heads, PT Blk D Crescent View Sub, $80,500. PNC Bank to Manuel Patino, PT L32 Blk 250 Sun'N Lakes Est. Sebring Unit 13, $20,000. Carl Passler to Manor Groves Inc., L12 Blk 522 Sebring Shores, $90,000. Simeon A. Bridgewater to Arnulfo O. Diaz, PT L8 Blk E Serenity Sub, $15,000.Feb. 6Frank J. Verrilli to Bank of America, L22 Blk 124 La Paloma Sub, $41,800. Jeanne M. Wortham to Tiffany Marie Halder, L10 Blk 501 Sebring Manor, $14,000. Randy Burrough to Randy Burrough, L1 Burleighs Sub, $16,500. Carrie E. Reali to Bill P. Mixon, L323 Sebring Ridge Sec. E, $62,000. David Levine to Dean Wolf, L12 Blk 13 Highland Park Est. Sec. S, $3,300. Whispering Hope to Thomas J. Schankweiler, PTL3 Blk 6 In Sec. 13-3328/Easement, $349,000.Feb. 7Properties of Central Florida to Elsa B. Clodfelter, L23 Blk 81 Sun'N Lakes Est. Sec. 9, $2,900. Roger C. Jacobson to George Munne, Tract 2-4 In Sec. 32-39-30, $165,000. Springleaf Financial Services of Indiana Inc. to Darrell D. Christeson, L44 Blk D Hillside Lake Est., $18,000. Eduardo Gomez to Federal National Mortgage Assn., L12 Blk 25 Placid Lakes Sec. 2, $112,200. Michael T. Swanson to Bank of America, L33 Blk 26 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 2, $142,900. Anna Beatrice Drury to Nicky L. Drury Sr., L11 Blk 183 Leisure Lakes Sec. 3, $50,000. Kimberly E. Sheppard to Cynthia D. Wentzel, PT Tract 3 Lagrow Unrec, $24,200. Wells Fargo Bank to James R. Powell, L115 Golf Hammock Unit III, $81,400. James G. Millerd to Richard L. Resnick, L4 Thunderbird Hill South Unit II, $18,000. Karen J. Hammond to Elizabeth M. Orneck, L9 Blk I Avon Lakes, $75,000. Robert W. Hisey to Dwight Buyce, L9 PT L10 Lake Charlotte Shores, $235,000. Benjamin R. Sewell to Kenneth M. Fincher, L63 Brunners Mobile Est., $44,000.Feb. 8James E. Wagoner to Jackson Merle H. Jackson, L15 Blk 39 Town of Harding, $20,000. Helen L. Nantais to Peggy A. Wolford, L13 Blk 2 Venetian Village Revised, $28,000. Carl J. Ciotola to Edward W. Koornneef, Tract 18 Lagrow Acres Unrec/Easement, $230,000. Dorothy M. Baber to James Patrick, L33 Blk 60 Placid Lakes Sec. 6, $58,000. James E. Dickey to Highlands Independent Bank, L2D Northwood Sub, $302,800. Federal National Mortgage Assn. to Richard E. Bowers, L22/23 Lake Josephine Shores, $108,000. Avon Park Church of Christ Inc. to Rosan Group Inc., L30/35 Twin Lakes Sub, $10,000. Clifford M. Ables III to Luis Zapata, Unit 5140/5142 Schumacher Road Business Park, $150,000. Luis Zapata to Clifford M. Ables III, PT Blk 62 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 6, $30,000.Feb. 9Cano & Harry Corp. Inc. to 1499 N. Lake Ave., PT L1 Blk 7 In Sec. 15-33-28, $90,000. Michael B. Griffin to Steven D. Griffin, PT Sec. 2-38-29, $179,900. Matrix Capital USA to Pedro Henrique Korndorfer, L13 Blk 6 Highlands Park Est. Sec. D, $60,000. Catherine Beley to Adeodata Brown, L26A Cormorant Point Sub Unit II, $84,500. Highlands County Habitat for Humanity Inc. to Coweta Coleman, L12442-12444 Avon Park Lakes Unit 39, $54,000.Feb. 10Cynthia Ann Pearce to Dean J. Merrill, L18 Blk 37 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 2, $56,000. Bruce L. Moyster to Margaret F. Gessner, L4/5 Blk 161 Placid Lakes Sec. 13, $100,000. Heather M. Howell to M. Dean Remick, PT L2/3 PT L6 Blk 47 Town of Avon Park, $60,000. Bank of New York Mellon to T ed E. Davis, L53 Blk 5 Lake & Ranch Club 3rd Add, $57,000. Peter Kent to Peter Kent, L26 Blk 60 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 3, $47,500.Feb. 13Secretary of Veterans Affairs to Marcie Elizabeth Bivins, L19/20 Blk 16 Sebring Lakes Unit 2A, $60,000. Alcus E. Broxson to Steven B. Broxson, PT L1-4 Blk 4 In Sec. 16-36-31/Others, $14,000. Jack D. Allbee to Rudolph Obbed Hereid, L48 Fairmount Mobile Est., $30,000. Arline Bales to KKN Investments, L21 Blk 1 Placid Ridge Est., $270,000. Mildred L. Anderson to James A. Peters, L78A Cormorant Point Sub Unit II, $100,000. John Jado to Spring Lake Improvement District, L31/32/36 Blk A Fairway Lakes, $47,300. Anthony Costello to Michael Costello, L8 Blk A Lake June Pointe Phase 3, $104,000. Ted A. Pertzborn to Sara E. Carnes Costello, L17-19 Blk 14 Leisure Lakes Sec. 1, $38,000. Rebecca M. Keaton to Brett S. Bowes, L1 Blk 50 Placid Lakes Sec. 6, $18,000.Feb. 14Michel Potvin to Kenneth S. Beck, L14 Quail Cove Sub, $245,000. Bank of New York Mellon to Harlan M. Hansen, L28 Blk Q Spring Lake Village III, $63,500. Richard M. Knouse to James E. Luckadoo Sr., L1/2 PT L3 Blk 6 Istokpoga Park, $41,500. Martin C. Vocke to James C. Dubberly, L15 Blk 6 West Beach Sub, $5,000. Donald M. Vetick to Gregory A. Carmichael, L668 Sebring Ridge Sec. C, $35,000. Beneficial Florida Inc. to Danny S. Lamere, PT Sec. 336-28/Easements, $112,000.Feb. 15Rebecca M. Imler to Diane E. Imler, L638/639 Sebring Hills, $78,000. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. to Fern & Fern Corp., L13 Blk 58 Original Town of Sebring, $14,500. Gary Brandenburg to Denver R. Luckadoo, L16 PT L17 Blk 3 Istokpoga Park Sub, $48,000. Fred Hylan to Federal National Mortgage Assn., L30 Blk 1 Lake Henry Homes, $203,700. Harriet M. Armstrong to Charles J. Mulac, L6 Blk 2 Lake Saddlebags Sub, $99,500. Eleanor M. Borie to Jon P. Breau, L25 Blk 2 Highlands Park Est. Sec. D, $5,000. Orangewood Builders Inc. to Jimmy D. Perry, L12 Village Green Sub, $25,000. Alan J. Holmes to Kathleen Anne Sullivan, L6/7 Blk 109 Lake View Place, $135,000. John L. Wiegmann to Ruth A. Soler, L4874-4876 Avon Park Lakes Unit 15, $4,000.Feb. 16Nancy L. Bennett to Bryan S. Sigrist, PT Tracts 21/22 Bear Hollow Unrec, $330,000. HSBC Bank USA to Homes For Less, PT L6 Blk 249 Sun'N Lake Sebring Unit 13, $29,700. Leslie Rodriguez to Charles W. Eifler, L3 Blk 69 Placid Lakes Sec. 6/8, $80,000. Federal National Mortgage Assn. to Roger L. Tracy, L11 Blk 9 Placid Lakes Sec. 19, $64,900. Miglo Inc. to William W. Powell, L16 Blk 263 Sun'N Lakes Est. Sec. 20, $155,000. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Rodney L. Clifton, L11 Blk 24 Sun 'N Lakes Est. Sec. 6, $27,900. Paul A. Moneymaker to Joseph E. Galford, L50 Blk 266 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13, $230,000. Highlands Independent Bank to Paul Von Merveldt, L179 Sylvan Shores Est. Sec. D, $2,900. Rogelio Rico to Hector B. Puente, PT L6 Blk 44 Town of A von Park, $22,000.Feb. 17Sandra Tyrrell to Wendy Waller, PT Sec. 19-35-29, $80,000. Daniel J. Donovan to Carlos Howerton, L15 Blk 57 Town of Harding Sec. 2, $16,000. Rose M. Cornelius to John B. Huber, L347 Golf Hammock Unit IV, $102,500. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Humberto Ambriz, L17 Blk 6 Temple Terrace, $33,000. Heartland National Bank to Yazmin Y. Gamez, L1132211323 Avon Park Lakes Unit 34, $3,200. Bank of America to Rock D. Breitzman, L1 Blk 69 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 3, $87,000. Caroline McLean to Alicia Denielle Froelich, L39/40 PT L41 Sebring Oaks, $58,000. Ana De La Maza to Steve Ramlal, L4 Blk J Spring Lake Sec. 1, $6,500. Ana De La Maza to Steve Ramlal, L3 Blk J Spring Lake Sec. 1, $6,000. Jennings Segraves Jr. to Louie M. Roberts, L4 PT L3 W T Connell Sub, $35,000. Elizabeth Ann Oakley to Ann B. Adams, L1 Blk 51 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 3, $89,000. SunN Lake of Sebring Improvement District to Roger E. Diamond, L48/49 Blk 344 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 16, $36,800. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012Page 3C SEBRING PAIN MANAGMENT; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 4/8,22; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 7 7 2 2 5 5 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 04/22/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 1 1 2 2 3 3 DEEDTRANSFERS

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C M Y K IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-109 IN RE: ESTATE OF EILEEN SEXTON a/k/a EILEEN N. SEXTON Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Eileen Sexton a/k/a Eileen N. Sexton, deceased, whose date of death was January 5, 2012, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South 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 persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 15, 2012. Personal Representative: Miriam Sexton 18189 Willa Way North Fort Myers, FL 33917 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 382-3154 By: /s/ E. Mark Breed III E. MARK BREED III Florida Bar No. 338702 E-mail Address: breednunn@bnpalaw.com April 15, 22, 2012 1050LegalsNOTICE OF INTENDED AGENCY ACTION The South Florida Water Management District gives notice of its intent to modify an existing Water Use permit with conditions: Permit Number 28-00102-W, Application Number 111123-13 to Blue Head Ranch, LLC & Blue Head Farm, LLC, P.O. Box 1318, Lake Wales, FL 33859-1318. The existing permit is being modified to include additional upper Floridan Aquifer withdrawal facilities, revisions to the irrigated areas, crop types, and associated demands with an annual allocation of 13,828.9 million gallons in Highlands County: Sections 2-11, 14-22, 27-34, Township 37 S, Range 28 E; Sections 9-21, 27-34, Township 36 S, Range 28 E; Sections 1-12, Township 39 S, Range 28 E; Sections 1-36, Township 38 S, Range 28 E Sections 6, 7, 18, 19, 26-35, Township 38 S, Range 29 E Sections 6 & 7, Township 39 S, Range 29 E The Staff Report setting forth the staff recommendation regarding the permit, including proposed limiting conditions to provide reasonable assurances that the project meets SFWMD statutes and rules, can be obtained by contacting the Regulatory Records Management Section, during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, Regulation Division, by telephone at 682-6911, by e-mail at permits@sfwmd.gov, or by accessing the Staff Report directly from the Districts website (www.sfwmd.gov) using the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. The District's proposed agency action as set forth in the Staff Report shall become final unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for filing a petition. As required by Sections 120.569(1), and 120.60(3), Fla. Stat., following is notice of the opportunities which may be available for administrative hearing or judicial review when the substantial interests of a party are determined by an agency. Please note that this Notice of Rights is not intended to provide legal advice. Not all the legal proceedings detailed below may be an applicable or appropriate remedy. You may wish to consult your attorney regarding your legal rights. A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected by the South Florida Water Management Districts (SFWMD or District) action has the right to request an administrative hearing on that action pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Fla. Stat. Persons seeking a hearing on a District decision which does or may determine their substantial interests shall file a petition for hearing with the District Clerk within 21 days of receipt of written notice of the decision, unless one of the following shorter time periods apply: 1) within 14 days of the notice of consolidated intent to grant or deny concurrently reviewed applications for environmental resource permits and use of sovereign submerged lands pursuant to Section 373.427, Fla. Stat.; or 2) within 14 days of service of an Administrative Order pursuant to Subsection 373.119(1), Fla. Stat. "Receipt of written notice of agency decision" means receipt of either written notice through mail, or electronic mail, or posting that the District has or intends to take final agency action, or publication of notice that the District has or intends to take final agency action. Any person who receives written notice of a SFWMD decision and fails to file a written request for hearing within the timeframe described above waives the right to request a hearing on that decision. Filing Instructions The Petition must be filed with the Office of the District Clerk of the SFWMD. Filings with the District Clerk may be made by mail, hand-delivery or facsimile. Filings by e-mail will not be accepted. Any person wishing to receive a clerked copy with the date and time stamped must provide an additional copy. A petition for administrative hearing is deemed filed upon receipt during normal business hours by the District Clerk at SFWMD headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida. Any document received by the office of the SFWMD Clerk after 5:00 p.m. shall be filed as of 8:00 a.m. on the next regular business day. Additional filing instructions are as follows: Filings by mail must be addressed to the Office of the SFWMD Clerk, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, Florida 33416. Filings by hand-delivery must be delivered to the Office of the SFWMD Clerk. Delivery of a petition to the SFWMD's security desk does not constitute filing. To ensure proper filing, it will be necessary to request the SFWMD's security officer to contact the Clerk's office. An employee of the SFWMD's Clerk's office will receive and file the petition. Filings by facsimile must be transmitted to the SFWMD Clerk's Office at (561) 682-6010. Pursuant to Subsections 28-106.104(7), (8) and (9), Fla. Admin. Code, a party who files a document by facsimile represents that the original physically signed document will be retained by that party for the duration of that proceeding and of any subsequent appeal or subsequent proceeding in that cause. Any party who elects to file any document by facsimile shall be responsible for any delay, disruption, or interruption of the electronic signals and accepts the full risk that the document may not be properly filed with the clerk as a result. The filing date for a document filed by facsimile shall be the date the SFWMD Clerk receives the complete document. Initiation of an Administrative Hearing Pursuant to Rules 28-106.201 and 28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code, initiation of an administrative hearing shall be made by written petition to the SFWMD in legible form and on 8 and 1/2 by 11 inch white paper. All petitions shall contain: Identification of the action being contested, including the permit number, application number, District file number or any other SFWMD identification number, if known. The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner and petitioners representative, if any. An explanation of how the petitioners substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination. *A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the SFWMDs decision. *A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate. *A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the SFWMDs proposed action. *A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the SFWMDs proposed action. If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also include an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules or statutes. *A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the SFWMDs proposed action. 1050Legals Approved, SCAO JIS CODE: PNH STATE OF MICHIGAN PROBATE COURT COUNTY OF CRAWFORD PUBLICATION OF NOTICE OF HEARING FILE NO. 04-6918-DD In the matter of DESIREE' FELVER TO ALL INTERESTED PERSONS including:* whose address(es) are unknown and whose interest in the matter may be barred or affected by the following: TAKE NOTICE: A hearing will be held on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at Crawford County Probate Court before Judge Monte J. Burmeister P48732 for the following purpose: RE: Motion and Order to Show Cause as to why Amanda Felver should not be removed as guardian and the file closed. __________________________________ Attorney name (type or print) Bar no. __________________________________ Address __________________________________ City, State, Zip Telephone no. 4/10/12 Chris Ventline, Probate Register 200 W. Michigan Ave. Grayling, MI 49738 Telephone no. 989/344-3237 April 22, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 11000755GCS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, Plaintiff, vs. LAZARA ROBERT; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2, et. al. Defendant. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 23, 2012, and entered in Case No. 11000755GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING LP, is a Plaintiff and LAZARA ROBERT; UNKNOWN TENENT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 are the Defendant(s). Robert Germaine as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM,, SEBRING, FL 33870 AT 11:00 A.M. on May 23, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 56, BLOCK 10, OF ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES UNIT NO. 6, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 35, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property address: 5823 GOLDEN RD., SEBRING, FL 33875 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 23rd day of March, 2012. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk Dated this 23rd day of March, 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, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this (describe notice); if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. April 15, 22, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000421 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, Division: vs. MOHAMMAD T. RAHMAN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 05, 2012 and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000421 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and MOHAMMAD T. RAHMAN; FARZANA KHANDAKAR; BANK OF AMERICA, NA; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 23rd day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE SOUTH 65.01 FEET OF THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 5, BLOCK 16, TOWN OF AVON PARK, IN SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 58, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA, OF WHICH, HIGHLANDS COUNTY WAS FORMERLY A PART A/K/A 308 N ANOKA AVENUE, AVON PARK, FL 33825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on April 10, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11019047 WELLSSLPS-SPECFHLMC-R-kellery-Team 1 F11019047 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. April 15, 22, 2012 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 12-136 IN RE: ESTATE OF NANCY J. HERRING Division Probate Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Nancy J. Herring, deceased, whose date of death was February 21, 2012, and the last four digits of whose social security number are 0543, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 15, 2012. Personal Representative: /s/ Richard W. Lavan 1506 SW 13th St. Cape Coral, Florida 33991 Attorney for Personal Representative: Charlotte C. Stone Attorney for Richard W. Lavan Florida Bar Number: 21297 Stone & Walder, P.L. 3200 US Highway 27 South, Suite 304 Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863)402-5424 Fax: (863)402-5425 E-Mail: Charlotte@StoneandWalder.com April 15, 22, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC-12-95 IN RE: ESTATE OF DONALD RICHARD LANE, SR. a/k/a DONALD R. LANE, SR. a/k/a DONALD LANE Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Donald Richard Lane, Sr., deceased, File Number PC-12-95, by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870; that the decedent's date of death was August 4, 2011; that the total value of the estate is $5,400.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name and Address Angelia M. Smith 369 Lakeview Drive Brandenburg, KY 40108 Kelly Ann Whittemore 10945 West Baker Hollow Road Columbus, IN 47201 Donald R. Lane, Jr. 20 Board Road Ekron, KY 40117 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is April 15, 2012. Person Giving Notice: Angelia M. Smith 369 Lakeview Drive Brandenburg, KY 40108 Kelly Ann Whittemore 10945 West Baker Hollow Road Columbus, IN 47201 Donald R. Lane, Jr. 20 Board Road Ekron, KY 40117 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Person Giving Notice: 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 382-3154 By: /s/ E. Mark Breed III E. MARK BREED III Florida Bar No. 338702 E-Mail Address: breednunn@bnpalaw.com April 15, 22, 2012 1050Legals Free ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. Must be a non-commercial item. Asking price is $100 or less. We offer 2 ads per month and can rerun the same ad 2 times in 30 days, only if its the same ad. The price is allowed to change. All ads placed under the Bargain Buys discount rate must have 1 item with 1 asking price. The customer can list a set for 1 price, i.e. Bedroom set ... $100 is allowed; Chairs (2) ... $20 each is NOT allowed. The customer can list the ads as Chairs (2) ... $40 for both. To list an ad stating Each, the ad must be charged at the non-discounted rate, using the Open Rate pricing. No commercial items are allowed to be placed under our Bargain Buys specials. Items must be common household items. 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The publisher assumes no financial responsibility for errors or for omission of copy. Liability shall not exceed the cost of that portion of space occupied by such error. Cancellations: When a cancellation is called in, a KILL number will be given to you. This number is very important and must be used if ad failed to cancel. All ads cancelled prior to scheduled expiration date will be billed for complete run unless a KILL number can be provided. ADD A BORDER ATTENTION GETTER LOGO For Just A Little More And Make Your Ad Pop! AD RATESGARAGE SALE6 lines 2 days $11503 days$14(additional lines $1 each)MISCELLANEOUSmerchandise over $1005 lines 6 pubs$1750(additional lines $3 each)REAL ESTATE EMPLOYMENT TRANSPORTATION5 lines 6 pubs $31506 lines 14 pubs$71 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: CITY TOWING OF SEBRING gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 05/03/2012, 09:00 am at 280 Avon Way, Avon Park, FL 33825, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. CITY TOWING OF SEBRING reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1P3ES46C2YD627294 2000 PLYMOUTH April 22, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2012-CA-000093 DIVISION: JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, GERTRUDE KELLER, DECEASED, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION To: THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUSTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST, GERTRUDE KELLER, DECEASED Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unkwown ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unkwown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 14, AND THE SOUTH 10 FEET OF LOT 15, AND THE SOUTH 10 FEET OF LOT 16, BLOCK 146, LAKEWOOD TERRACE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 94, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3912 ELSON AVE, SEBRING, FL 33875-4801 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and file the original with 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. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the News-Sun WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 10th day of April, 2012. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 NS 11-78676 **See 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, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this (describe notice); if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. To file response please contact Highlands County Clerk of Court, 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870-3867, Tel: (863) 402-6591; Fax: (863) 402-6664. April 15, 22, 2012A person may file a request for an extension of time for filing a petition. The SFWMD may, for good cause, grant the request. Requests for extension of time must be filed with the SFWMD prior to the deadline for filing a petition for hearing. Such requests for extension shall contain a certificate that the moving party has consulted with all other parties concerning the extension and that the SFWMD and any other parties agree to or oppose the extension. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for filing a petition until the request is acted upon. If the District takes action with substantially different impacts on water resources from the notice of intended agency decision, the persons who may be substantially affected shall have an additional point of entry pursuant to Rule 28-106.111, Fla. Admin. Code, unless otherwise provided by law. Mediation The procedures for pursuing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-.405, Fla. Admin. Code. The SFWMD is not proposing mediation for this agency action under Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., at this time. RIGHT TO SEEK JUDICIAL REVIEW Pursuant to Sections 120.60(3) and 120.68, Fla. Stat., a party who is adversely affected by final SFWMD action may seek judicial review of the SFWMD's final decision by filing a notice of appeal pursuant to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.110 in the Fourth District Court of Appeal or in the appellate district where a party resides and filing a second copy of the notice with the SFWMD Clerk within 30 days of rendering of the final SFWMD action. April 22, 2012 1050LegalsHaving 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! 314-9876Page 4CNews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012www.newssun.com

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C M Y K NOTICE OF INTENDED AGENCY ACTION The South Florida Water Management District gives notice of its intent to modify an Environmental Resource permit with conditions, Permit Number 28-00597-P, Application Number 111123-2 to Blue Head Ranch, LLC, P.O. Box 1318, Lake Wales, FL 33859-1318 for construction and operation of a surface water management system to serve a 10,557-acre project known as Blue Head Ranch Strawberry Fields, located in Highlands County: Sections 6-7, 18-19, 26-35, Township 38 S, Range 29 E; Sections 1-12, Township 39 S, Range 28 E; Sections 9-21, 27-34, Township 36 S, Range 28 E; Sections 1-36, Township 38 S, Range 28 E; Sections 6-7, Township 39 S, Range 29 E; Sections 2-11, 14-22, 27-34, Township 37 S, Range 28 E. The Staff Report setting forth the staff recommendation regarding the permit, including proposed limiting conditions to provide reasonable assurances that the project meets SFWMD statutes and rules, can be obtained by contacting the Regulatory Records Management Section, during normal business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at 3301 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL 33406, Regulation Division, by telephone at 682-6911, by e-mail at permits@sfwmd.gov, or by accessing the Staff Report directly from the Districts website (www.sfwmd.gov) using the Application/Permit Search on the ePermitting page. The District's proposed agency action as set forth in the Staff Report shall become final unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57 of the Florida Statutes before the deadline for filing a petition. As required by Sections 120.569(1), and 120.60(3), Fla. Stat., following is notice of the opportunities which may be available for administrative hearing or judicial review when the substantial interests of a party are determined by an agency. Please note that this Notice of Rights is not intended to provide legal advice. Not all the legal proceedings detailed below may be an applicable or appropriate remedy. You may wish to consult your attorney regarding your legal rights. A person whose substantial interests are or may be affected by the South Florida Water Management Districts (SFWMD or District) action has the right to request an administrative hearing on that action pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Fla. Stat. Persons seeking a hearing on a District decision which does or may determine their substantial interests shall file a petition for hearing with the District Clerk within 21 days of receipt of written notice of the decision, unless one of the following shorter time periods apply: 1) within 14 days of the notice of consolidated intent to grant or deny concurrently reviewed applications for environmental resource permits and use of sovereign submerged lands pursuant to Section 373.427, Fla. Stat.; or 2) within 14 days of service of an Administrative Order pursuant to Subsection 373.119(1), Fla. Stat. "Receipt of written notice of agency decision" means receipt of either written notice through mail, or electronic mail, or posting that the District has or intends to take final agency action, or publication of notice that the District has or intends to take final agency action. Any person who receives written notice of a SFWMD decision and fails to file a written request for hearing within the timeframe described above waives the right to request a hearing on that decision. Filing Instructions The Petition must be filed with the Office of the District Clerk of the SFWMD. Filings with the District Clerk may be made by mail, hand-delivery or facsimile. Filings by e-mail will not be accepted. Any person wishing to receive a clerked copy with the date and time stamped must provide an additional copy. A petition for administrative hearing is deemed filed upon receipt during normal business hours by the District Clerk at SFWMD headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida. Any document received by the office of the SFWMD Clerk after 5:00 p.m. shall be filed as of 8:00 a.m. on the next regular business day. Additional filing instructions are as follows: *Filings by mail must be addressed to the Office of the SFWMD Clerk, P.O. Box 24680, West Palm Beach, Florida 33416. *Filings by hand-delivery must be delivered to the Office of the SFWMD Clerk. Delivery of a petition to the SFWMD's security desk does not constitute filing. To ensure proper filing, it will be necessary to request the SFWMD's security officer to contact the Clerk's office. An employee of the SFWMD's Clerk's office will receive and file the petition. *Filings by facsimile must be transmitted to the SFWMD Clerk's Office at (561) 682-6010. Pursuant to Subsections 28-106.104(7), (8) and (9), Fla. Admin. Code, a party who files a document by facsimile represents that the original physically signed document will be retained by that party for the duration of that proceeding and of any subsequent appeal or subsequent proceeding in that cause. Any party who elects to file any document by facsimile shall be responsible for any delay, disruption, or interruption of the electronic signals and accepts the full risk that the document may not be properly filed with the clerk as a result. The filing date for a document filed by facsimile shall be the date the SFWMD Clerk receives the complete document. Initiation of an Administrative Hearing Pursuant to Rules 28-106.201 and 28-106.301, Fla. Admin. Code, initiation of an administrative hearing shall be made by written petition to the SFWMD in legible form and on8 and 1/2 by 11 inch white paper. All petitions shall contain: 1. Identification of the action being contested, including the permit number, application number, District file number or any other SFWMD identification number, if known. 2. The name, address and telephone number of the petitioner and petitioners representative, if any. 3.An explanation of how the petitioners substantial interests will be affected by the agency determination. 4. A statement of when and how the petitioner received notice of the SFWMDs decision. 5.A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate. 6.A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the SFWMDs proposed action. 7.A statement of the specific rules or statutes the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the SFWMDs proposed action. 8. If disputed issues of material fact exist, the statement must also include an explanation of how the alleged facts relate to the specific rules or statutes. 9. A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action the petitioner wishes the SFWMD to take with respect to the SFWMDs proposed action. A person may file a request for an extension of time for filing a petition. The SFWMD may, for good cause, grant the request. Requests for extension of time must be filed with the SFWMD prior to the deadline for filing a petition for hearing. Such requests for extension shall contain a certificate that the moving party has consulted with all other parties concerning the extension and that the SFWMD and any other parties agree to or oppose the extension. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for filing a petition until the request is acted upon. If the District takes action with substantially different impacts on water resources from the notice of intended agency decision, the persons who may be substantially affected shall have an additional point of entry pursuant to Rule 28-106.111, Fla. Admin. Code, unless otherwise provided by law. Mediation The procedures for pursuing mediation are set forth in Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., and Rules 28-106.111 and 28-106.401-.405, Fla. Admin. Code. The SFWMD is not proposing mediation for this agency action under Section 120.573, Fla. Stat., at this time. RIGHTTO SEEK JUDICIAL REVIEW Pursuant to Sections 120.60(3) and 120.68, Fla. Stat., a party who is adversely affected by final SFWMD action may seek judicial review of the SFWMD's final decision by filing a notice of appeal pursuant to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.110 in the Fourth District Court of Appeal or in the appellate district where a party resides and filing a second copy of the notice with the SFWMD Clerk within 30 days of rendering of the final SFWMD action. April 22, 2012 1050Legals Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 DUMMY 2012 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00015557www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012Page 5C

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C M Y K 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. 8050Boats & Motors 8000 Recreation NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 2 BLUETICK HOUND DOGS Registered / Each 1 year old / 1Male & 1 Female / $150 each Or Both for $250. Call 863-632-2193 7520Pets & SuppliesGENERATOR CRAFTSMAN5,600 watt. 8600 surge watts & Ready for Hurricane Season. Will run a 3bdrm home $400 obo. Call 918-884-9008 7380Machinery & Tools 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 RECLINER SOFALarge, Clean. La-Z-Boy. Good cond. $75 Avon Park. Call 863-452-2443 MAYTAG WASHERUsed Little. $100. Call 918-884-9008. GEORGE FOREMAN144 sq. in. platinum grill, used & excellent condition. $30. 863-385-3199 COOKWARE, AQUA,4 Pots & 3 Pans, excellent condition. $100. 863-385-3199 ANTIQUE -Mirrored Horse Collar w/ brass hanes & wood. Beautiful! $65. 863-402-2285 7310Bargain Buys WINDOWS (2)4' X 8'. (1) 6' X 3', White, tinted & tempered alum. $100 ea. obo / Stove New, White GE electric, w/ power cord. $400. 863-385-3199 3 PERSONECO SPA LIKE NEW WILL SELL AT BEST OFFER CALL 863-655-6179 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 7300Miscellaneous REFRIGERATOR -FrigidaireWhite 2yrs old exl. cond. $150/ Curio Cabinet (Mahogany) $175/ Leather Sofa w/ end recliners Lt. tan $500/ Wrought Iron tables w/ glass tops 2 end, 1 coffee & 1 foyer $250. Call for Appointment. 863-382-2832 7180FurnitureAUCTIONSATURDAY,April 28, 10am. Kurtz Welding & Machine All goes without reserve. Welders, lathes, grinders, mill, presses, hoists, drills, hand tools, benches, cabinets, trailers, riding mowers, and much more. www.kincaid.com, 15% buyers premium, Lic. ac551/au905 Randy Kincaid Auction (863) 666-1977. 7020Auctions 7000 MerchandiseSEASONAL 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 -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 6300Unfurnished Houses 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 Houses AVON PARKSHADY OAKS APTS 1 BR Fully renovated units, W/D hookups. Laundry service available. Senior Discount. 863-257-0017 AVON PARKApartment with Balcony Overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware Ave. 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 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 SEBRING *EDGEWATER 55+ 2BR, 2BA, Living Rm, Dining Rm, Den, Laundry Rm. & Garage. Lawn care & Pool. $600 Mo. (1yr. lease) + utilities & Sec. 863-385-3103 SEBRING TOWNHOUSE,2/1.5. Carpet upstairs, ceiling fans. View of Lake Jackson, close to mall. $500/mo, water & sewer included. Call Dale 863-382-4830 6100Villas & CondosFor RentLAKE 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 4/2 From 499 Mo Loaded 3/2 From 399 Mo Loaded Homes on Your Lot 0 Down 800-622-2832 EXT 210 AVON PARK2BR, 2BA, Updated, Furn., Owned Land, Quiet Area, Near Shopping etc., US 27 easy access. Bob Hesselink Realtor / CB Highlands. Reduced! 863-414-2720 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile 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 WANTED: TRACTOR/EQUIPMENTOPERATOR. Florida drivers license required. Drug-Free workplace. Call 863-465-2821 or apply 8am to 11am & 1pm. to 4pm. Monday Friday @ 109 Arron Dr, Lake Placid, Fl. 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 sebringinsurance@gmail.com 2100Help Wanted TEAM &SOLO DRIVERS. Immediate positions available! 48 CPM split for teams. 35 CPM for solo drivers. Drop & Hook available. No touch freight. Weekly pay + insurance. CDL-A w/1year OTR req'd. Food grade tank carrier. 800-877-2430. www.indianrivertransport.com 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. 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 woodhavenestates@ymail.com. If you would like any additional information, please call, 863-385-4236. DFW LAKE PLACIDPart Time Pastor Secretary, Community Church of God. Approx. 12hr. per week. Word processing and data base, mailing, telephone, reception & so forth. Current Resume and Church references required. To schedule interview call, leave message 863-465-3715. 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 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 FRONT DESK/RECEPTIONISTFor Radiology Dept. Part Time/Full Time. Computer proficiency a must. Send Resume to: P.O Box 1923, 33871. BUSY EYECLINIC has openings in all positions. Full time/part time. Send resume to : P.O. Box 991 Lake Placid 33852. 2100Help WantedJOB FAIRSAPRIL 28TH CUSTODIAL POSITIONS GCA Services GROUP is now accepting applications for substitute custodians, custodians, lead custodians.Responsibilities include but not limited to sweeping, mopping, dusting, trash removal, and general cleaning. Multiple shifts/positions available and will be based upon location. Apply in person between 9am & 5pm., April 28th. *Avon Park High School in the Auditorium 700 E Main Street, Avon Park 33825 *Sebring High School in the Smith Center 3514 Kenilworth Sebring 33870 *Lake Placid High School in the Commons202 Green Dragon Drive Lake Placid 33852 EOE. POSICIONES DE LIMPIEZA DISPONIBLES GCA SERVICES GROUP esta aceptando aplicaciones para personal de limpieza. Las responsabilidades incluyen pero no se limitan a barrer, trapear, remover el polvo, el retiro de la basura, y a la limpieza general. Diferente horarios disponible y sera basado sobre la localizacion. Aplique en persona durante 9am y 5pm, el 28th de abril a cualquier de las tres escuelas 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 en la Commons 202Green Dragon Drive Lake Placid 33852 2100Help WantedINDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR IF YOU HAVE SOLD LAWN CARE, MAGAZINES, CABLE, INSURANCE, NEWSPAPERS, OR ANY OUTSIDE SALES. ONE OF THE EASIEST SALES YOU WILL EVER MAKE MONEY MOTIVATED, SELF STARTER! SERIOUSLY READY FOR AN OPPORTUNITY. HIGHLANDS COUNTYCALL ED 352-217-9937 2050Job Opportunities NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR A VARIANCE REQUEST HEARING NO. 1713 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the HIGHLANDS COUNTY Board of Adjustment on the 8th day of May, 2012, beginning at 3:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the County Commissioners Board Room, Highlands County Government Center Building, 600 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida, to consider a variance to allow for a 23.2 and 23.6 foot rear yard setback instead of the required 25 feet for an existing dwelling, within the area described as follows: approximately .23 acre parcel located on West Xavier Road between Hartman Road and North Roxbury Road, northwest of Avon Park, the address being 3193 W. Xavier Rd., Avon Park, Florida; and legally described as follows: Lots 6833, 6834 and the northeast 1/2 of 6835, Avon Park Lakes, Unit 21, as recorded Plat Book 5, Pg. 16 in the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Any person or persons interested or affected by this change are invited to attend this hearing. You may submit comments in writing to the attention of Linda Conrad, Zoning Supervisor, P.O. Box 1926, Sebring, Florida 33871-1926, or you may call (863) 402-6638, for further information. Please reference the above hearing number when calling or writing. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND ALL INTERESTED PERSONS MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT THE TIME AND PLACE SPECIFIED ABOVE. ANY PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THIS COMMITTEE/GROUP, IN PUBLIC HEARING OR MEETING IS HEREBY ADVISED THAT HE OR SHE WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND THAT, FOR SUCH PURPOSE, HE OR SHE MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD WILL INCLUDE THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT AND 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 accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact Mrs. Melissa Bruns, ADA Coordinator at 863-402-6509 (Voice), via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: mbruns@hcbcc.org Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. ONE OR MORE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MAY BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING. ONE OR MORE LAKE PLACID TOWN COUNCIL MEMBERS MAY BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING. Jim Brooks, Chairman April 22, 27, 2012 Classified ads get fast results Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 314-9876AGERO 3X10.5 AD # 00019125AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD# 00018503NORTHGATE FURNITURE 1X3 AD # 00018435CITY OF SEBRING 2X2 AD # 00018504 CITY OF SEBRING 2X2 AD # 00019155 JOHN L. DIXON & ASSOCIATES 2X5 AD # 00019117Page 6CNews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012www.newssun.com

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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comThe Lady Blue Streaks b rought their hitting shoes to Lake Gibson Thursday, a nd walloped their way to the District 9-6Atournament championship with a 12-6 win over the host Lady Braves. Im proud of us, senior Jayme Faircloth said. We stayed pumped the whole game and we continually c heered each other on. Having pulled off a mild upset in besting Winter Haven Tuesday, Lake Gibson had some momentum and the home field a dvantage on their side. But the Brave bats, which had put up eight runs in t heir last regular season loss to Winter Haven, and nine in Tuesdays win over the Devils, was held in check b y freshman hurler Hannah Lollis. And it was the sweet swinging Blue Streaks that set the tone early. Four straight hits with two outs in the bottom of the first, singles by Dino Lower and Kara Faircloth sandwiching RBI doubles from Carly Hoffner and Emily Gilbert, got Sebring out to a 3-0 lead. Lollis rolled through the second to hold the lead, but as often happens in high school softball, there soon came that bad inning in the third. On just one hit, a Margaret Roberts double, the Braves took the lead as an error, two walks and three hit-by-pitches preceded the two-bagger and brought home four runs. She got herself in a little bit of trouble there, head coach Joe Sinness said. But she kept her composure and got back on track and really pitched a great game. Lollis did regain her command, as did the Sebring offense. Answering right back in the bottom of the third, as five straight singles plated two runs, with Loren Eures and Alison Hoffner accounting for the runs batted in, scoring Carly Hoffner and Gilbert. The narrow lead, though, would stay put over the next two innings, adding all the more tension to the night. Both teams, by reaching the district championship, were assured of a date in the Class 6Aplayoffs. The difference being that the losing team would play By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondent SEBRING The goal of most varsity athletes is to get the opportunity to play at the collegiate level. For Sebrings Seth Abeln, that dream became reality as he officially signed on to play baseball for South Florida Community College this past Thursday. Despite having other offers ranging from Georgia and Tennessee, and all the way up in Michigan, Abeln saw the scholarship opportunity at SFCC more fitting for his needs. Its close to home so my parents get to come watch me without having to drive too far. And indeed they will Seths parents were there to support him Thursday, just as they have since the days of Dixie Youth baseball when he first fell in love with the game, and they look forward to watching him even more in the near future. It doesnt hurt that Seth will be playing alongside a number of his teammates next year: former Sebring graduates Gus Williams, Josh Chavis and Evan Lewis just finished their first season as Panthers. Also joining him at SFCC will be Aaron Hart and Kyle Cunningham, two other current seniors on the Sebring staff. It makes it feel even more like home, Abeln said. SPORTS D SECTION Inside This Section NFL Draft Busts . . .4D Howard surgery goes well . .4D Gator Gallop 5K . . .5D News-Sun Sunday, April 22, 2012 News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Dino Lower hit her sixth home run of the season as the Lady Streaks rolled to the District 9-6A tournament title Thursday night. News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Keplet Charite raced to a second-place finish in the 110-meter hurdles at Thursdays Region 2-2A meet in Jacksonville, qualifying him to move on to the FHSAA Finals. Courtesy photo Hannah Schroeder pulled of quite a trifecta Thursday, qualifying for regionals in three different events all long distance runs. News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN Seth Abeln, flanked by parents Shon and Bobbie, was also joined by Sebring principal Anne Lindsey, Blue Streak head coach Buck Rapp, retired Sebring head coach Hoppy Rewis and athletic director Terry Quarles in signing to play baseball at South Florida Community College Thursday. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comIt was a long trip for eight Highlands County track and f ield athletes, as four Red Devils and four Green Dragons made the trek up to Jacksonville for the Region 2-2Ameet Thursday. And not only were the octet of athletes far from home, they were now amongst a crowded field of 26 schools being represented at the Bolles School. Despite the long odds and distance traveled, supreme e fforts were put in all the way through. But when the dust had settled on the day, all that were left were two Green Dragons who advanced to the FHSAA Class 2AFinals Taylor Miller and Keplet Charite. Miller found herself among some very tight competition, as would be expected, but more then held her own. We were all pretty much even in the preliminaries, she said. Except for the girl from Jones. That girl is Cassidy Smith, who roared to the best qualifying time, 14.8 seconds, while Miller and Lake Highland Preps Vanessa Freire came in with the next best times at 16.6. Into the finals it went, and while Smiths time rose a bit, she still broke 15 seconds at 14.97. Freire, meanwhile, shaved a bit off her time, dropping to 16.47 to take second, and Nature Coast freshman Bronte Cameron cut more than half a second from her preliminary time to come in at 16.91 for third. Miller, however, saw her time rise over the 17-second mark, at 17.09, but she held off a challenge from her district meet combatant, Gulfs Paige Pinder, to grab the fourth and final qualifying spot to get to state. I wasnt satisfied with the Its down to two Dragons See LP, Page 3D Abeln perfect for Panthers See ABELN, Page 3D District Champs! See STREAKS, Page 5D By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comThe Blue Streaks will be well represented at their upcoming regional meet as 10 track and field athletes finished in the top four of their events and advanced from the District 7-3Ameet on Thursday. Starting in the field events, Donavon White soared to success with a 6-foot, 4-inch high jump, good for first place and a ticket to move on. My best this year was 64, White said. I got it once at a meet in Lake Placid at the very beginning of the season, but its been a drought since and I havent cleared it. I jumped it twice in practice this week, so knew it could be repeated, he continued. Districts was the ideal time to clear my PR once again. Blake Fort and McKenzie Hargaden both advanced from the pole vault event for the Lady Streaks, taking second and third with vaults of 10-feet and 8-feet, 6-inches, respectively. Another duo advanced from the boys side of the pole vault, with Colton Dillon clearing 13-feet for second place and freshman Byron Cobb cleared an even 12-feet for fourth. From there it was onto the track, where Sebring advanced five more athletes, three in multiple events. Destiny McCartney, for instance, took third in the 100-meter hurdles, in a time of 16.67 seconds, and fourth in the 300-meter hurdles, in 50.56 seconds, to make it to regionals in each. Taylor Tubbs, despite a Wednesday spill on her roller blades that left her bruised, finished first in both the 800and 1,600-meter runs to move on. I go roller blading all the time, Tubbs said. It just didnt work out so well on Wednesday. But I still won all my races, so it turned out ok. But it was Hannah Schroeder who outdid them all by advancing in three different events. And not just any three events, but the three longest, long-distance runs. The junior took third in t he 800, second in the 1,600 and then somehow still had the speed and stamina to then win the 3,200 in a time of 12:21.02. She had a really great ru n in the 3,200 and lead practically the entire race, Tubbs said of her fellow distance dominator. Im so glad well be at the regional together next week. Two Blue Streak boys then qualified for regionals in the 3,200 as Eric Foster and Evan Wilburn took third and fourth, respectively. With this flurry of strong finishes, including a number of near misses for qualifying, the Lady Streaks placed second as a team in the 11-team field, with 91.5 points, while the boys were sixth with 58.5. Sebring sending 10

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C M Y K Softball BBQAVON PARK Avon Park girls softball will be hosting a BBQ on Saturday, April 28 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Lucy Derkman softball complex. Dinners are $7 and include pulled pork, barbecue beans, cole slaw and a roll. For further information, contact Kyndal Tyler at 257-0814.Adult 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 youth 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. Registration and league fees are due by Monday, May 7. Please call Dan Jamison at the Highlands County Sports Complex at 863-402-6755.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.Citrus Golf DaySEBRING Highlands County Citrus Growers Association and Heartland National Bank present Citrus Golf Day 2012, slated for Thursday, June 7, at the Country Club of Sebring. The event will begin with a Noon lunch and check in, with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. Team cost of $300 includes greens fee for four players, lunch, post-tournament hors douevres, water, soft drinks and beer on the course. Also, $50 gift certificates will be awarded to the winners of special events, including Long Drive and Closest to the Pin for A, B,C and D handicap players. Range balls and a participation prize raffle ticket will be included for all golfing participants. For additional information call 3858091.LP Chamber 5/10KLAKEPLACID The 2012 Lake Placid Chamber 5K/10K Run/Walk Team Challenge will take place Saturday, May 19, beginning at 7 a.m. at the DeVane Circle Park. Early entry fees are $10 for students, $15 for team members and $20 for individuals fee the day of the race is $25. Register by May 4 to get a Dri-fit Tshirt. Entering as a team can save on entry fee, as each member of a recognized organization or business team saves $5. Teams must consist of at least three members and may be mixed ages and genders. For more information, call Niki Gregor at 386-1300 or email ngregor@heartlandnb.com.SFCC Volleyball CampsAVON PARK The summer season is right around the corner, which means plenty of opportunities for aspiring area volleyball players to sharpen their skills and learn some new things at the SFCC Summer Camps, lead by head coach Kim Crawford and members of the Lady Panther squad. Three indoor camps are going to be held, in addition to two sand volleyball camps. Four-day indoor camps will be offered Monday through Thursday, June 25-28, July 9-12 and July 30-Aug. 2. Each day, campers going into grades 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 kim.crawford@southflorida.edu .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-Boston3727.578 x-New York3330.524312Philadelphia3230.5164 New Jersey2241.3491412Toronto2241.3491412Southeast Division WLPctGB y-Miami4517.726 x-Atlanta3825.603712x-Orlando3626.5819 Washington1646.25829 Charlotte755.11338 Central Division WLPctGB y-Chicago4716.746 x-Indiana4122.6516 Milwaukee2933.4681712Detroit 2340.36524 Cleveland2141.3392512WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB y-San Antonio4616.742 x-Memphis3825.603812x-Dallas3628.56311 Houston3231.5081412New Orleans2043.3172612Northwest Division WLPctGB y-Oklahoma City4617.730 Denver3428.5481112Utah 3330.52413 Portland2835.44418 Minnesota2638.4062012Pacific Division WLPctGB x-L.A. Lakers4024.625 x-L.A. Clippers3924.61912Phoenix3330.524612Golden State2240.35517 Sacramento2043.3171912x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division ___ Thursdays Games Indiana 118, Milwaukee 109 Minnesota 91, Detroit 80 New Orleans 105, Houston 99, OT Miami 83, Chicago 72 Phoenix 93, L.A. Clippers 90 Fridays Games Atlanta 97, Boston 92 Memphis 85, Charlotte 80 Cleveland 98, New York 90 Dallas 104, Golden State 94 San Antonio 121, L.A. Lakers 97 Oklahoma City 103, Sacramento 92 Saturdays Games Denver at Phoenix, late Philadelphia at Indiana, late Washington at Miami, late Dallas at Chicago, late Golden State at Houston, late Portland at Memphis, late New Jersey at Milwaukee, late Orlando at Utah, late Sundays Games New York at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m. Sacramento at Charlotte, 6 p.m. Toronto at Detroit, 6 p.m. Houston at Miami, 6 p.m. Golden State at Minnesota, 7 p.m. Cleveland at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Orlando at Denver, 8 p.m. New Orleans at L.A. Clippers, 9:30 p.m.PLAYOFFSFIRST ROUND (Best-of-7)EASTERN 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, late Monday, April 23: NY Rangers at Ottawa, TBD Thursday, April 26: Ottawa at NY Rangers, TBD Boston 2, Washington 2 Boston 1, Washington 0, OT Washington 2, Boston 1, 2OT Monday: Boston 4, Washington 3 Thursday: Washington 2, Boston 1 Saturday: Washington at Boston, late Sunday, April 22: Boston at Washington, TBD Wednesday, April 25: Washington at Boston, TBD Florida 2, New Jersey 2 New Jersey 3, Florida 2 Florida 4, New Jersey 2 Tuesday: Florida 4, New Jersey 3 Thursday: New Jersey 4, Florida 0 Saturday: New Jersey at Florida, late Tuesday, April 24: Florida at New Jersey, TBD Thursday, April 26: New Jersey at Florida, TBD Philadelphia 3, Pittsburgh 2 Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 3, OT Philadelphia 8, Pittsburgh 5 Philadelphia 8, Pittsburgh 4 Wednesday: Pittsburgh 10, Philadelphia 3 Friday: Pittsburgh 3, Philadelphia 2 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 3, 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 2, San Jose 1 Saturday: San Jose at St. Louis, late x-Monday, April 23: St. Louis at San Jose, TBD x-Wednesday, April 25: San Jose at St. Louis, TBD Phoenix 3, Chicago 1 Phoenix 3, Chicago 2, OT Chicago 4, Phoenix 3, OT Tuesday: Phoenix 3, Chicago 2, OT Thursday: Phoenix 3, Chicago 2, OT Saturday: Chicago at Phoenix, late x-Monday, April 23: Phoenix at Chicago, TBD x-Wednesday, April 25: Chicago at Phoenix, TBD Nashville 4, Detroit 1 Nashville 3, Detroit 2 Detroit 3, Nashville 2 Nashville 3, Detroit 2 Tuesday: Nashville 3, Detroit 1 Friday: Nashville 2, Detroit 1AMERICAN LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Baltimore86.571 New York86.571 Toronto76.53812Tampa Bay77.5001 Boston49.308312Central Division WLPctGB Detroit94.692 Cleveland75.583112Chicago 76.5382 Minnesota59.357412Kansas City310.2316 West Division WLPctGB Texas112.846 Oakland78.4675 Seattle78.4675 Los Angeles59.357612___ Thursdays Games Baltimore 5, Chicago White Sox 3 N.Y. Yankees 7, Minnesota 6 Texas 10, Detroit 3 Tampa Bay 9, Toronto 4 Oakland 4, L.A. Angels 2 Cleveland 2, Seattle 1 Fridays Games N.Y. Yankees 6, Boston 2 Texas at Detroit, ppd., rain Minnesota 5, Tampa Bay 4 Toronto 4, Kansas City 3 L.A. Angels 6, Baltimore 3 Cleveland 4, Oakland 3 Chicago White Sox 7, Seattle 3 Saturdays Games Texas at Detroit, late Chicago White Sox at Seattle, late N.Y. Yankees at Boston, late Minnesota at Tampa Bay, late Toronto at Kansas City, late Baltimore at L.A. Angels, late Cleveland at Oakland, late Sundays Games Texas at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Minnesota at Tampa Bay, 1:40 p.m. Toronto at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Baltimore at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m. Cleveland at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox at Seattle, 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees at Boston, 8:05 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Washington114.733 Atlanta95.643112New York76.5383 Miami77.500312Philadelphia77.500312Central Division WLPctGB St. Louis104.714 Cincinnati68.4294 Milwaukee68.4294 Pittsburgh58.385412Houston59.3575 Chicago311.2147 West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles113.786 Colorado76.538312San Francisco76.538312Arizona 77.5004 San Diego312.200812___ Thursdays Games Miami 5, Chicago Cubs 3 L.A. Dodgers 4, Milwaukee 3 Cincinnati 6, St. Louis 3 Houston 11, Washington 4 Atlanta 10, Arizona 2 Philadelphia 2, San Diego 0 Fridays Games Cincinnati 9, Chicago Cubs 4 Washington 2, Miami 0 St. Louis 4, Pittsburgh 1 San Francisco 4, N.Y. Mets 3, 10 innings L.A. Dodgers 3, Houston 1 Colorado 4, Milwaukee 3 Atlanta 9, Arizona 1 Philadelphia 4, San Diego 1 Saturdays Games Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, late Miami at Washington, late San Francisco at N.Y. Mets, late L.A. Dodgers at Houston, late St. Louis at Pittsburgh, late Colorado at Milwaukee, late Atlanta at Arizona, late Philadelphia at San Diego, late Sundays Games San Francisco at N.Y. Mets, 1:10 p.m. Miami at Washington, 1:35 p.m. St. Louis at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Houston, 2:05 p.m. Colorado at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs, 2:20 p.m. Philadelphia at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. Atlanta at Arizona, 4:10 p.m.BASEBALLMajor League Baseball MLBSuspended Los Angeles Dodgers RHP Angel Guzman (Albuquerque-PCL) 50 games after a second violation for a drug abuse under the minor league drug prevention and treatment program. Fined Cleveland RHP Chris Perez $750 for a reckless message on his Twitter account after a benches-clearing incident in Kansas City. American League DETROIT TIGERSAcquired RHP Zach Miner from Kansas City for cash and assigned him to Erie (EL). OAKLAND ATHLETICSClaimed RHP Rich Thompson off waivers from the Los Angeles Angels. Optioned RHP Neil Wagner to Sacramento (PCL). TAMPA BAY RAYSReinstated CF B.J. Upton from 15-day DL. Optioned UTL Stephen Vogt to Durham (IL). National League CHICAGO CUBSPlaced RHP Kerry Wood on 15-day DL, retroactive to April 14. Recalled LHP Scott Maine from Iowa (PCL). ST. LOUIS CARDINALSPlaced 1B Lance Berkman on 15-day DL, retroactive to April 19. Activated OF-INF Skip Schumaker from 15-day DL. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: Baseball at District 10-4A Tournament,Avon Park,TBD TUESDAY: Baseball at District 10-4A Tournament,Avon Park,TBD SATURDAY: Track and Field at FHSAAFinals,Jacksonville,1 p.m. Sebring TUESDAY: Baseball at District 9-6A Tournament,Winter Haven,vs.Lake Gibson,7 p.m.; Softball vs.River Ridge,Class 6A Playoffs,7 p.m. THURSDAY: Baseball at District 9-6A Tournament,Winter Haven,TBD; Track and Field at Regional Meet,11 a.m. Avon Park MONDAY: Baseball hosts District 10-4A Tournament,TBD TUESDAY: Baseball hosts District 10-4A Tournament,TBD THURSDAY: 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 S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Texas at Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T B B S S 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Minnesota at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 2 2 : : 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . Cincinnati at Chicago Cubs . . . . . . . . . . . W W G G N N 8 8 p p . m m . N.Y. Yankees at Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NM MO O N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . Minnesota at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 7 7 p p . m m . N.Y. Yankees at Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NT TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . L.A. Angels at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . Chicago White Sox at Oakland . . . . . . . . W W G G N N N N B B A A S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . N.Y. Knicks at Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Oklahoma City at L.A. Lakers . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C CT TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Miami at Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Phoenix at Utah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T TN N H H L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n Conference Quarterfinal Teams TBA . . . N N B B C C 3 3 p p . m m . Conference Quarterfinal Teams TBA . . . N N B B C CM M A A J J O O R R L L E E A A G G U U E E S S O O C C C C E E R R S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 6 6 p p . m m . N.Y. Red Bulls at D.C. United . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2Times, games, channels all subject to change A A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . NASCAR STP 400 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F F O O X XG G O O L L F F S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 9 9 a a . m m . EuroPGA Volvo China Open . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 1 1 p p . m m . PGA Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf . . . C C B B S S 1 1 p p . m m . LPGA LOTTE Championship . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . PGA Valero Texas Open. . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S SC C O O L L L L E E G G E E S S O O F F T T B B A A L L L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Missouri at Oklahoma . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2M MO O N N D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n Houston at Tulsa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NT TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . Arkansas at Auburn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N LIVESPORTSONTV NBA NHL Major League Baseball Major League Baseball Page 2DNews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012www.newssun.com GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE

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C M Y K Associated PressTAMPA New York Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain expects to be out of a walking boot for an injured ankle in about two weeks. Chamberlain dislocated his right ankle bouncing on a trampoline with his son on March 22. The right-hander has resumed working out at the Yankeesminor league complex, where he played catch in the outfield Friday with his right knee on a stool. Chamberlain said the ankle continues to improve and that his throwing arm is 100 percent. The 6-foot-2, 240-pound right-hander was working his way back from elbow ligament replacement surgery and was expected to return in June. Also, Andy Pettitte made 66 pitches over 5 2-3 innings in an extended spring training game. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012Page 3D 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 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 bobalinks3@yahoo.com for meet-up time and other information. Pick any outing or take part in as many as you can to both enjoy the great outdoors at these scenic locations and do your part to help the natural beauty all around us here in the Heartland of Central Florida. Florida Trail Association Heartland Chapter April activities way I ran (in the final), she said. But its my first time making it to state and it feels great. Charite, who had the fastest time in the boys 110meter hurdles in the preliminaries, 15.57, saw Port Orange Atlantics Michae Campobasso shave .35 seconds off his qualifying time t o get the win. But Charite stayed steady, dropping his time to 15.56 to solidly take second and stamp his ticket to state. Distance runner Dalton Shelton couldnt quite make it to the FHSAAFinals. After a tough 1,600-meter r un finish, Shelton pushed hard in the 3,200, taking it down to the wire against Dunnellons ViChicasAguilar, before finishing less than one second out of fourth place. Avon Parks Lacy Turner, Steven Roberts, Damian Lovett and Masco Louis and Green Dragon Tobias Kuhn all made the trip upstate and put forth great efforts, but werent quite enough to move them along from the loaded field of competitors. Interestingly, for the Lake Placid duo, the trip to the FHSAAFinals will bring them all the way back to Jacksonville at the University of North Floridas Hodges Stadium Saturday, April 28, with the gates opening at Noon and competition to kick off at 1 p.m. Continued from 1D News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Taylor Miller will be making her first trip to state, and second trip to Jacksonville in just over a week, for the FHSAA Class 2A Finals. LP sends two to State Hopefully, he added, noting SFCC coach Rick Hitts ability to prepare his players for the next level, I can maybe get on the same team with them again. He was a sparkplug for us all year; the way he plays the game and the energy he brings. I think hell be a great addition there, said Sebring head coach Buck Rapp. He can play multiple positions and I think hes going to add a little bit of energy to that program. Im excited for him. I think its a good fit for him. Hell get pushed and hell get better. Abeln will, in fact, be doing both playing utility and working hard, that is. Already he is working on various aspects of his game to prepare for the transition including bettering his drag bunt, as Abeln hits from the left batters box. Abeln is currently considering dentistry as a career path but is open to whatever opportunities may come his way. Ricks got a great player coming up there to him, Rapp said. And a great home, not too far, away from home, for Abeln. Continued from 1D Abeln signs with SFCC News-Sun file photos by DAN HOEHNE Above: Destiny McCartney moved on to regionals in both the 100and 300meter hurdles events. Right: Blake Fort cleared an even 10-feet to take second at Thursdays district meet, moving her on to regionals. This pair of Lady Streaks join eight other Sebring athletes who advanced to the regional competition this Thursday in Punta Gorda. Reaching Regionals The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Chamberlain working out at Yankees complex

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C M Y K Associated PressORLANDO The Orlando Sentinel is reporting Magic center Dwight Howard underwent successful arthroscopic surgery Friday on a herniated disk in his lower back. Howard is done for the season and will miss the summer Olympics, but team doctor Craig Mintzer said the All-Star was doing well and is expected to make a complete recovery in about four months. Mintzer said: He shouldnt have restrictions whatsoever. He should come back fully. There shouldnt be an issue there. Really, its just a matter of time. The surgery was performed by Dr. Robert Watkins of Marina Del Ray, Calif. Mintzer said told the Sentinel that Howard would likely remain in the L.A. area for at least three days, maybe longer before subjecting his back to air travel. By TOM WITHERS Associated PressCLEVELAND The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton is filled with the busts of the games greatest players, their images preserved in bronze. Up the road in Cleveland, there are other busts. Cincinnatis had a few of the latter kind, too. So have Detroit, Buffalo, Oakland, Kansas City and other NFLcities. Theyre just about everywhere. Y ou know these busts, t hose cant-possibly-miss players tagged as saviors on draft day who wind up flopping on the field. JaMarcus Russell, the No. 1 overall pick in 2007, was supposed to pull the Oakland Raiders out of their black h ole. Ryan Leaf, who some thought should have been taken ahead of Peyton Manning in the 1998 draft, was selected with the No. 2 pick, flamed out in San Diego and was recently arrested twice in four days on accusations of burglary to steal prescription painkillers. Akili Smith. Charles Rogers. Courtney Brown. J oey Harrington. Brian Bosworth. Peter Warrick. Mike Williams. Brady Quinn. Tony Mandarich. The list of busts goes on, and this year a few more n ames could be added to the roll-call of notable flounders. On Thursday night, teams will begin selecting players t heyve watched for hours on film. Scouts and front-office members have spent months pouring over statistics, assessing 40-yard-dash times and vertical leaps, reviewing interviews and Wonderlic tests and doing background checks on these potential future employees. The goal is to get it right and pick a quality player of high character who can help you win. Get it wrong, and the consequences can be catastrophic for an organization. Everybody wants the 10year Pro Bowler, which is fine, but Ill take the twoyear Pro Bowler rather than a bust, said Browns general manager Tom Heckert, who has 13 picks at his disposal this year. You dont want a bust, you cant have a bust. Thats what you are trying to avoid. The Browns, perhaps more than any other team, have perfected the art of the wrong choice. Cleveland has had seven picks in the Top 10 of the draft since its 1999 rebirth. The Browns picked first in 1999 (Tim Couch) and 2000 (Brown), they had the No. 3 selection in 2001 (Gerard Warren), 2005 (Braylon Edwards), and 2007 (Joe Thomas), the No. 6 in 2004 (Kellen Winslow) and the No. 7 (Joe Haden) in 2010. After taking Thomas, the Browns traded their firstround pick to move back into the first round and select Quinn, the Notre Dame star who left all his Irish luck in college. Tabbed as the future, he played in 14 games, was traded in 2010 to Denver and is now with Kansas City. This year, a team that has made the playoffs just once in 13 years and posted 10 seasons with at least 10 losses in that span, will pick at No. 4 and No. 22 in the first round. Besides Thomas, who has made five straight Pro Bowls, Clevelands poor track record on top picks is perhaps the biggest reason the Browns are 68-140 in their orangehelmeted incarnation. Its somewhat unfair to label Couch a bust since he had no talent around him, and he remains the only QB to get Cleveland to the playoffs, though he missed the game in Pittsburgh with a broken leg. Brown, too, was the victim of misfortune as injuries sabotaged and shortened the pass rushers career. But the Brownsselection of Warren, a journeyman, over Richard Seymour Cleveland coach Butch Davis insisted on Warren and ahead of LaDainian Tomlinson altered Clevelands course for years. Heckert is determined not to repeat the mistakes of previous regimes, but in the draft, there are no guarantees. Everybody knows its a crap shoot sometimes, he said. The Bengals have bungled their share of picks. Arecurring theme during Cincinnatis 22-year gap between playoff wins has been the teams inability to pick the right quarterback that is, until selecting Andy Dalton last year. The Bengals have drafted talented QBs before, but the teams failure was in managing them or forcing them into systems that didnt fit their talents. In 1992, the Bengals took David Klingler with the sixth overall pick and tried to turn a run-and-shoot QB who broke NCAArecords at Houston into a pocket passer behind a bad offensive line with a below-average receiving corps. Disaster. They tried the same thing with Smith, the third overall pick in 1999 out of Oregon, where he was taught to make a quick read and then run if nobody was open. After sitting most of his rookie season, Smith was given Cincinnatis starting job in 2000 with two rookie receivers Warrick and Ron Dugans. Another bad idea. Head coach Bruce Coslet quit three games into the season. After only 10 games, the franchise gave up on Smith as a starter. I didnt know what was going on, Smith said. They made me the third pick of the draft. They gave me a lot of money. And they werent going to give me a shot the following year. I couldnt understand it, but I dealt with it. More than a few drafts have rendered the Bills busted and disgusted. They can blame their 12year playoff drought the leagues current longest in part to overreaching in the draft. Their first-round failures are numerous and notable. In 2002, they took Williams, an immense offensive tackle from Texas fourth overall. He lasted only three seasons before being cut. Two years later, they traded back into the first round to select quarterback J.P. Losman, who had an up-anddown five-year stint and failed to become the teams franchise player. Then, in 2009, Buffalo picked Penn State defensive end Aaron Maybin 11th overall. He didnt register a sack or break into the starting lineup in two seasons before being unceremoniously cut during training camp last summer. General manager Buddy Nix said the only way to guard against picking a bust is preparation. With the clock ticking, nerves fray and panic can ensue. Weve made this mistake before and Im talking about me, Nix said, is not being prepared if the guy you want at that spot all of a sudden is gone, and youve got five minutes to make the next pick. You better have your plan of where youre going if hes not there. Ive had it happen more than once, and the mistakes we made was not being prepared to go to the next guy. Heckert cant afford any errors. He needs to find playmakers for an offense that scored just 218 points last season. He cant overreach. He cant be fooled. Hes cant blow it. Not this year, not with the Browns still a mess and Cleveland fans demanding a quick turnaround. Its win or bust. Theres a lot of pressure from media, fans, people in your building, scouts and its my job to say, Wait a minute. Its not the right thing to do, he said. That is the hardest thing to convey to the fans. Its not like we dont want those guys, we want them just as bad as they do, but we dont want to make a mistake doing it. There is way more mistakes made than great players picked. We just try to do the rig ht thing. AP Sports Writers Joe Kay in Cincinnati and John Wawrow in Buffalo contributed to this report. Page 4DNews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012www.newssun.com DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 4/15,22,29; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 9 9 0 0 6 6 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 PAGE, WILLIAM J.; 5.542"; 3"; Black; 4/22,25,28; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 1 1 7 7 7 7 NFL teams fear picking busts in draft MCTphoto Akili Smith was one of many high draft picks that didnt quite pan out. Report: Howard doing well after back surgery

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C M Y K By CHRIS DUNCAN Associated PressCOLLEGE STATION, Texas Southeastern Conference Commissioner Mike Slive says next weeks meeting of Bowl Championship Series leaders is just another step in the process toward refining the oft-criticized system. Slive visited Texas A&M on Friday and met with reporters before he participated in a panel on conference realignment. BCS leaders are scheduled to convene Monday in Hollywood, Fla., when the Football Bowl Association holds its annual meeting. Slive would not say what he hopes the meeting will accomplish, characterizing it as a sharing of ideas. Options up for discussion include minor tweaks to the current system, a four-team playoff and a playoff that tries to preserve traditional bowl rivalries for the Pac-12 and Big Ten. Part of the discussion includes whether the games should be at bowls, on campus or at neutral sites. It would be really silly for me to start talking about the BCS when were going to start meeting again on Monday, Slive said. Its not productive. The 11 BCS league commissioners and Notre Dames athletic director met in Texas last month and Slive said then that theres no consensus yet on anything. The upcoming, weeklong meeting in Florida will be the fourth of the year for BCS leaders. The BCS is in the middle of a four-year deal with ESPN that runs through the 2014 season. Anew BCS format must be in place before the fall when television negotiations with ESPN open. Were going to go back (this week) and hopefully refine our thinking, Slive said Friday. This is a marathon, not a sprint. We dont really have to make a decision until summertime. This set of meetings is our annual meetings, but its just another step in the process. Slive joined American Football Coaches Association executive director Grant Teaff, Cotton Bowl chairman Tommy Bain and Texas A&M president Bowen Loftin on the symposium panel, conducted in the end-zone club at Kyle Field. Teaff and Slive said one of the main arguments for keeping the current system is preserving the importance of the regular season. And Teaff said the sports popularity is validation for the BCS system, created in the 1990s. If you just think about where we are in football, Teaff said, its never been more popular. College football is THE game. And that all stems back from these decisions that were made early on. Slive said the BCS has created more fan interest and connected fan bases from coast-to-coast. Games in other parts of the country that really wouldnt have mattered to other parts of the country, now mean something to the nation, Slive said. Teaff called the BCS the most significant step for college football since President Theodore Roosevelt demanded reforms to the game in 1905. His meeting with the coaches from Harvard, Yale and Princeton at the White House led to the creation of the NCAA. No matter how much criticism the media and the fans and everybody else wants to give the BCS, Teaff said, the BCS has played the most important role in college football since Teddy Roosevelt called everybody together and said, You better fix this, or Im going to eliminate it from the American scene. The panel touched on several other issues, but focused mainly on realignment. Texas A&M and Missouri bolted from the Big 12 last year and will begin competing in the SEC in July. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 22, 2012Page 5D Sports SHS Blue Streaks; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; Sports, SHS BlueStreaks Golf C; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 9 9 4 4 6 6 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 04/22/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 1 1 2 2 2 2 CHRIS DAMIAN; 7.444"; 5"; Black; 4/20,22,25,27,29; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 1 1 4 4 8 8 their opening playoff game on the road a none-tooclose trip to the New Port Richey area while the winning team would get their first game at home. And perhaps it was the thought of avoiding the long drive that got the Sebring bats going again in the bottom of the sixth. Jayme Faircloth got it started with a single and was soon able to trot home ahead of Lower, whose blast over the left-field fence marked her sixth home run of the seas on and gave the Streaks a l ittle more of a cushion at 74. But they were far from done as Gilbert, Kara Faircloth and Eures all singled to add another run to the lead. Hits from Alison Hoffner a nd Tayla DaSilva made it 10-4, a wild pitch moved it to 11-4 and Lower picked up her second hit and third RBI of the inning, with a runscoring single to push the lead to a commanding 12-4. Sebring then traded two runs for three outs, as Lake Gibson made one final push that came up well short when Lollis induced the final out and secured the district title the first in Sinnessfour years at the helm. Weve got a young team and I think we started like 17 , he said. We kept telling them all along, its a new y ear, new positions, but just relax, go out and play. We f inally were able to get them to and things started to turn around, especially offensively where now were scoring eight, nine runs a game. And now were back to .500 at 1313. But it was those early season struggles that came to be a benefit. The games against teams that werent in our district like Haines City, Lake Wales, DeSoto and Okeechobee definitely made us a better and stronger team, Faircloth said. The Streaks now have the luxury of staying home for their first playoff game, and will be hosting River Ridge, the District 10-6Arunners up after dropping a 5-4 decision to Mitchell Thursday. The Lady Knights, however, will be no luxury themselves as they come in with a 16-5 record and had won six ina row by a combined score of 61-10 before their district title loss. Continued from 1D Courtesy photo Sebring grabbed the District 9-6A championship trophy with Thursdays win over Lake Gibson. Streaks earn home playoff game Special to the News-SunThe Highlands County Gator Club held their annual 5K fundraising run Saturday, April 21, and was able to raise enough to give three $1,000 scholarships for local school graduates who will attend UF. We would like to thank all or sponsors and the volunteers who made this event flow smoothly this morning, said club president Elizabeth Lenihan. 2012 Gator Gallop 5K Overall Male: Carl Dassinger 22:19 Overall Female: Mary Ann Andrews 31:51 Master Male: Jack Bailey 22:20 Master Female: Lauren Knowles 32:29 Male Age Group Results (13 and under) Chandler Gowan 26:08 (25-29) Dusty Johnson 39:14 (30-34) Joshua Vikler 31:30; (35-39) Bert Cox 24:09, Ralph Bacolot 34:14, Bill Windel 40:01 (40-44) Ken Bazzel 22:58, Ron Bednosky 26:36, Sean Dolan 32:41, David Stewart 32:28 (50-54) Nelson Pacheco 40:57 (55-59) Russel Andrews 28:28, Randy Severn 31:07 (65-69) Mike LaCount 31:11, Pep Hutchinson 39:05, Cliff Ables 41:23 (70-74) Dale Bargar 42:30. Female Age Group Results (13 and under) Savannah Oldfield 35:53, Alexis Tabino 50:14 (25-29) Ashley Byrd 35:58, Sarah Idsardi 35:59, Jennifer Daly 36:12, Erin Gerchen 38:38, JoAnn Lyons 52:47, Gena Buja 1:05 (30-34) Laci Brooker 35:59, Becky Ruse 1:05 (35-39) Noraeen Lockhart 50:12 (45-49) Tammy Jackson 37:20 (55-59) Martie Brooker 36:02 (60-64) Peggy Essex-Klammer 37:37 (70-74) Lois Hotchkiss 35:57. Slive visits new SEC member Texas A&M

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