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Transform the closet into funPAGE1BLinda Hartman retiresPAGE4 BRed Devils safe at homePAGE1 DNEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, April 29, 2012www.newssun.comVolume 93/Number 35 | 75 cents www.newssun .com H ighLow 88 69C omplete Forecast PAGE 8A Breezy with times of clouds and sun F orecast Question: Should Mitt Romney pick Marco Rubio as his running mate? Next question: Does the public need more input in the works of Highlands County Animal Control? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at O nline Obituaries Eileen Anderson Age 84, of North Port Travis Hill Sr. Age 74, of Avon Park Patricia King Age 70, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 6A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 45.5% No 54.5% 099099401007 Total votes: 99 Arts & Entertainment5B Books8B Business1C Chalk Talk3B Classifieds4C Community Briefs2A Crossword Puzzle2B Dear Abby2B Editorial & Opinion3A Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times2B News from the Watershed6B Sports On TV2B 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 email@example.comSEBRING Regardless what some folks say,our goal is to save as many lives as possible,saidD arryl Scott,director of Highlands County Animal Control on Tuesday a fternoon. Scott was responding to accusations from animal rescue advocates who stated in a county commission meeting that Scotts job was to kill them all. But,we are control. I do not want to send out a dog that could tear the face off a little girl,Scott insisted. If we pick up an animalt hat is not people friendly and the owner does not claim it,we then try to send it to a rescue or to someone who is very familiar working with those type of animals. If we cant,then we have no option. The county commission sent out notices requesting volunteers for a citizens animal control advisory board this month to encourage cooperation between animal rights activists and county staff. The goal of the advisory committee is to give animals the best care possible while taking a look at ways to supplement a tight budget. A visit to the Animal Control Trying to save them all Animal Controls goal isnt to be death sentence News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS H ighlands County Animal Control Director Darryl Scott talks recently about improvements being made at t he center in Sebring. News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS The county Animal Control facility houses everything from kittens to horses. Every animal dropped off or picked up is taken in with the goal of finding a home for as many as possible. See ANIMAL,page 4A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING May 7th,a week from M onday,marks one of the first deadlines for local political candidates this election cycle. Signed petition cardsm ust delivered to the Supervisor of Elections no later than noon that day. T he early date allows the Supervisor of Elections office to verify the signatures on the cards. A candidate must provide 633 valid signatures,or pay a qualifying fee that is a percentage oft he annual salary of the position sought. K eep in mind that while some of the following candidates have collected the required petition cards,others haves o far only filed letters of intent and may not be on the final ballot. A ll candidates have to qualify during the first full week in June. At that point the ballot will be set. I t is proving to be an active election, particularly because three incumbents are retiring Joe Campbell, Supervisor of Elections; Barbara Stewart,county commissioner forD istrict 1; and J. Ned Hancock,representing school board District 3. Five individuals are running for Supervisor of Elections:Richard J. Beebe,Susie Bishop,David Flowers,P enny S. Ogg,and Gerald Je Secory. T hree individuals are running for the county commission District 1 seat:W illiam D. Bennett,James L. Brooks, and Sally Anne Mowry. Two individuals are running for the school board District 3 seat:MaryAnn Lewis and Janet Shoop. S o far most incumbents have not drawn opponents. They are Clerk of Courts Bob Germaine,Property Appraiser Ray McIntyre,Tax Collector Eric Zwayer,and Donna Howertonw ho holds the District 2 seat on The School Board of Highlands County. Should they remain unopposed,they will be automatically returned to office. Sheriff Susan Benton is being challenged by Candido CandiGarcia, and County Commissioner R. Greg Harris (District 5 by Greg Smith. Two incumbents must deal with Candidates line up for local offices See LOCAL,page 7A By SAMANTHA GHOLAR email@example.comSEBRING Lawyers,judges and local dignitaries filled the Sebring Civic Center Friday afternoon for the annual County Law Day Luncheon and Awards Ceremony. Attendees mingled amongst notable law makers and enforcers as they prepared to hear from the days guest speaker. Chief Justice Charles T. Canady of the Florida Supreme Court has an outstanding resume ranging many years in all three levels of the law system and has worked as nearly everything from lawyer to his present title. Canady spoke passionately about the Rule of Laand how each and every member of the legal system works together to ensure that the law continues to work. e have an outstanding judiciary in this state. Im very proud of the judges in this state ... I think we will see brighter days ahead,Canady said. Canady continued on with his speech giving his thoughts on what the Rule of Law means to him and how it works. Everyone is subject to the law and no one is above the law. Even the government stands in subjection to the Rule of Law ... we are blessed to live in a place where the Rule of Law prevails,Canady stated. The Chief Justice went on to discuss the role of judges under the Rule of Law stating that without judges there could be no Rule of Law. Canady also stated how very proud he is of the legal profession and stated Im glad to be one of you (lawyer) as well. Canady made note of the County Law Day event and stated,s great that you have established this tradition in this countybefore opening up the floor for questions. Eager minds asked a handful of questions wanting to know more about Canadys long career in law and how hes come to be where he currently is. Chief Justice Canady visits Highlands Law Day News-Sun photo by SAMANTHA GHOLAR Bob Germaine addresses attendees after being named the Highlands County Bar Association Law Day Award recipient Friday afternoon at the Sebring Civic Center. See LAW,page 5A
Special to the News-SunVENUS More than 90 b uilders,contractors,elected officials,local and state government representatives, local business representatives and staff celebratedA rchbold Biological Stations LEED Platinum C ertification on April 19 at the new Frances Archbold Hufty Learning Center andA drian Archbold Lodge. Archbold Biological S tation is Floridas renowned center for ecological research,conservation,a nd education. The Station's Board and staff conceived the idea for this building p roject as a part of their continuing efforts to expand e ducation opportunities as well as serve as a worldclass showcase of sustainability in action. The buildings are to serve as a gate-w ay for the public to the Florida scrub,blending the outdoors and indoors, reflecting the surrounding natural beauty. Many elements of the green design are inspired by the sur-r ounding Florida scrub ecosystem:a place where p lants and animals survive by conserving energy and water. The Station achieved LEED Platinum certifica-t ion for its new Frances Archbold Hufty Learning Center and Adrian Archbold Lodge in January 2012. LEED or Leadership inE nergy and Environmental Design,established by the U.S. Green Building Council,is the nations preeminent program for the design,construction,and operation of high performance green buildings,as verified by the Green Building Certification Institute. LEED Platinum certification is the highest standard achievable. The celebration included a welcome from Sebastian de Atucha,Treasurer of Archbolds Board of Trustees. Sebastian,Frances Archbold Huftys grandson and Richard Archbolds grandnephew,opened hisr emarks with,My grandmother once said of the b uildings that,they must be distinctive,but not eccentric.He went on to explain that they met this criteria and much more. We aret hrilled to have met the vision of providing a world s howcase for green construction,de Atucha added. Hilary Swain,the S tations executive director, commented,This building h as set Archbold Biological Station and the community on a continuing journey of s ustainability. We hope to continue working together with the building industry and through our collaboration,promote the lessonsl earned here,so they can be replicated throughout the southeast and beyond. Barbara Stewart, Highlands CountyC ommissioner and Archbold Trustee said,As a rural c ounty,we are especially proud to have Floridas 12thL EED Platinum commercial building located here. This project proves that the challenges presented by building in a rural area can be over-c ome. The LEED Platinum Certification was presented by Jennifer McAlister,president of the Florida GulfC oast Chapter of the US Green Building Council. Recipients of framed certificates included representatives from the design and construction team responsible for the completion of the buildings. The team consisted of:Jeff Mudgett of Parker Mudgett Smith Architects; Jim Keohane of TLC Engineering; Rob Engel of Stantec,David Dale of Owen-AmesKimball,Inc.,and Nancy Bissett of The Natives. Special recognition went to the Rocky Mountain Institute for its consultation on energy and daylight modeling and to Cross Creek Initiative which provided an independent assessment of the buildings. I n addition to the LEED Certification,two other desi gnations were presented to Archbold. The Southwest Florida Water Management District presented its Florida Water StarSM des-i gnation to both the Learning Center and Lodge f or their water use efficiency both indoors and outdoors. Also,The Universityo f Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural S cience via its Highlands County Extension Office presented a gold level F lorida-Friendly LandscapingTM designation for the new landscape around the buildings. For more information on t he new Frances Archbold Hufty Learning Center or Archbold Biological Station visit www.archbold-station.org. Page 2ANews-SunSunday, April 29, 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 K AYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; nursing above lottery; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 4 4 2 2 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 Courtesy photo J ennifer McAlister (leftesident of the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council, and Hilary Swain, executive director of Archbold Biological Station, u nveil the LEED Platinum Certification Plaque awarded to the new Frances Archbold Hufty Learning Center and Adrian Archbold Lodge at the celebration event on April 19. New buildings honored for LEED Platinum Certification at Archbold Special to the News-SunA VON PARKAfter six months,the experimental Avon Park Farmers Market is still going strong, according to organizer EdB aldridge on Friday. e expected it to slow some when the winter guests left,but we are still seeing crowds in the 250-3 00 range when there is no rain,Baldridge said. The vendors also vary. W e have about seven fruit and vegetable farmers that come and go every week,b ut we still have some regulars. McCracken Farms a nd Frankies Fruits and Vegetables come every week,rain or shine. W hats popular at the Market? Seasonal fruits and veggies seem to be the most popular. Holiday grapes, when in season,and strawberries are popular,but thati s wrapping up. Right now blueberries are a big thing, e specially with the Blueberry Festival coming to the park in a couple ofw eeks. I have talked to several who are planning to b ake for the festival and they have questions about keeping the berries and I e ven had someone asking about recipes,Baldridge laughed. I know how to pick and eat blueberries, not cook them. A ccording to Baldridge, the Market was a project designed to raise awareness about local agriculture and to bring traffic into the downtown area of Avon P ark. I was asked by Councilman Paul Miller to help get a market started and the Downtown CRAw as willing to chip in on the advertising for the first quarter. After that,we pretty much stepped out on our own,Baldridge said. T he Market recently returned to its original starting place in DonaldsonP ark after deciding that a move to Museum Avenue was not the right atmos-p here. The traffic flow was b etter and we definitely had better parking,which was a concern at one point witht he Market and the shuffleboard tournaments going o n at the same time. It was a good time to move back, Baldridge said. Baldridge explained that the foot traffic to the week-l y Thursday afternoon market was up and down, d epending on a lot of factors,but the awareness of Avon Parks unique agricul-t ural heritage was always the goal,not hordes of visit ors. e are seeing a slow down in traffic since the w inter visitors have left. Since the traffic was slower,we asked and the city graciously allowed us to move back into DonaldsonP ark. Those folks have been really helpful in keeping this going,Baldridge said. Avon Park Farmers Market adds to charm COMMUNITYBRIEFS Candidates to speak to Tea PartySEBRING The candidates for the Supervisor of Elections office will be speaking at the Tuesday meeting of the Highlands Tea Party. The meeting will be held at Homers Restaurant,1000 Sebring Square. The buffet is at 5 p.m. and the meeting begins at 6 p.m. Candidates scheduled to speak are Rick Beebe,Susie Bishop,David Flowers and Penny Ogg. Visit www.thehighlandsteaparty.com,email JLPARZ@embarqmail.com or call 699-0743 for details.Whats Up Main Street? Avon Park to meet TuesdayAVON PARK The Avon Park Community Redevelopment Agency Main Street District will host its next Whats Up Main Street?meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Jacaranda Hotel,19 E. Main St.,inside the South Florida Community College Foundation Conference Room. One agenda item includes discussing future events on Main Street. These monthly meetings provide a discussion forum and place for ideas to be exchanged that relate to Avon Parks Main Street District. Anyone who has a business,residence or is interested in the Main Street area is encouraged to attend. For more information, visit www.AvonParkCRA.com or call 224-6326.ELCFH Administrative Committee meetsPORT CHARLOTTE The ELCFH Administrative Committee will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday,May 9. This meeting will be held at the ELCFH Charlotte office, 2886 Tamiami Trail,Suite 1, Port Charlotte as well as via conference call. Call 1-866-628-8620 and enter participant code 504163#. The mission of the Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Heartland,Inc. is to support families and children in accessing high quality early care and education services via School Readiness and Voluntary Pre-kindergarten programs. The ELCFH also serves as a See MARKET,page 7A Special original transcript edition Why did the Sebring family d ecide on this area to build their new town 100 years ago? The following are excerpts ofa transcript from Orvel Sebring to Allen Altvater dis-c ussing that and other memories,hope you enjoy. [Now,I have to digress a minute to tell you my reason for Sebring,Florida coming into existence. It all was duet o a change in the manner of growing oranges. The exact d ate,I do not know,it may have been 1907 or it may have been a little earlier,but therew as a druggist at Florence Villa or Auburndale,named I nman who had discovered that oranges budded onto rough lemon stock,would grow in the sandhills. Up tot hat time,oranges had been grown in Florida long rivers. They had been seedlings,for t he most part,and this was the accepted method of horticult ure,but the seedlings would not grow in the sandhills so,of course,this opened all that great area in central Florida to orange groves and this was thet urn of the orange industry because these trees would be hardier to frost and they could take it when there would be dry spells and yet they would yield very well. So this prompted grandfather andf ather to explore the possibilities of a settlement in central F lorida in which they would build a town,but the primary reason for the town was the promotion and sale of orange groves. T o come back to my first trip to Florida,as I said,I recollect that Dad and Grandfather would disappear and that we would hear storiesw hen they came back,about their trips to central Florida. The next winter,I was taken by my father (I believe my mother and sister stayed home) to Florence Villa where Mimi,Eugene,Payne and Dorothy were staying in the hotel. Dad and George E. would leave and go to the new settlement. This was the winter of 1911. The following year my mother,my sister and I joined Dad in the new town of Sebring. You have no idea how beautiful it was at Sebring in 1910 A few of Orvel Sebrings memories Centennial Notebook See ORVEL,page 7A Continued on page 7A April 25 71139465053x:4N ext jackpot $21 millionApril 21 11522273143x:2 April 18 1512193244x:3 April 27 310162433 April 26 3582431 April 25 110111216 April 24 311142335 April 27 (n 1712 April 27 (d 5356 April 26 (n 9392 April 26 (d 7773 April 27(n 098 April 27 (d 403 April 26(n 510 April 26 (d 572 April 27 627394221 April 24 62830385 April 20 811394313 April 17 3338424422 April 25 425293443 PB: 29Next jackpot $40 millionApril 21 68204251 PB: 16 April 18 2022394649 PB: 29 Note:Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day:(d daytime drawing,(n nighttime drawing. PB:Power Ball Lottery Center
Difficult to run and hideEditor: With modern day communications,it is very difficult to run and hide. The more I see and hear,the more I am convinced that the greatest threat to the things that made this country great is Barack Hussein Obama. We give him another four years and we will see the real Obama. If you think it is bad now,just wait until he has no concern about reelection. Right now he is trying to buy your vote with handouts. It is very apparent he has no respect for USA constitution and the individual freedom guaranteed in the founding principles of this great nation. Wake up America. Frank Parker SebringCaring Families is a program to supportEditor: April has been Child Abuse Prevention Month. Asa kick-off,our community rallied on the courthouse steps to give a voice to children who suffer in the shadows. I was unable to attend,but I appreciate the attention paid by citizens,students, local leaders,and this newspaper. We can all play a part in keeping families whole,and pushing back the darkness of abuse and neglect. We have yet to fully tap the vast resource of goodwill and dedication that many couples in our communities especially the faith community have to offer. I have become passionate about a program called Caring Families. It is administered by the Florida Baptist Childrens Homes. The concept is simple and requires no government funding and little overhead. The program matches caring volunteers willing to open their homes to parents who need helping caring for their children temporarily before things get out of hand and the state is required to step in. Parents in dire straits are more prone to take-out their frustrations on children. So the Caring Families program is a voluntary effort to bring relief much in the way families and neighbors used to pitch-in years ago to help when loved ones struggled to care for their kids. And let me tell you why programs like these are so critical:For each child diverted from the DCF system,we unclog court dockets,save taxpayer money that can be used for other important services,and, above all,avoid the breakup of families. We all welcome the day when DCF has fewer abuse cases to report,but stemming the tide will take more than government to help keep families strong and whole. Lets not allow abuse prevention efforts to end just because the month does. Denise Grimsley SebringObama has done too muchEditor: To Randy Ludacer:Who cares about these United States of America? Well for one,me. That is the reason that I will campaign for Mitt Romney. Obama is looking for the young vote this year. I sure hope that they have learned a lesson from the three years of disaster on jobs from his administration. When he first took office he said with the trillions of dollars,jobs will flow like water. He tells the young people to go to college so they can work at McDonalds with a degree, and if one should make it then Obama will take their money for his type of government for taxes. So it is a loselose for our youth. When you have not worked it is out of your area to know how and what to do, but give away our land and money as Obama has done way too much of. Giving our oceans and oil rich land away. In my opinion,he has got to go to saveAmerica. In my opinion,Bush had eight years too many,and Obama three years,but did more spending and damage to this country. Clarence Neeley SebringWeather didnt hinder KokomoEditor: I would like to thank everyone who made Ridge Area Arcs Kokomo a fun, successful event. The threat of rain forced Kokomo to move indoors at Sun N Lake on Saturday,April 21. The weather did not dampen anyones spirit as guests enjoyed a Cheeseburger in Paradise buffet,frosty drinks and the great music of GrooVus. Thanks to our sponsors: Waypoints Financial,Florida Hospital Heartland,Heacock Insurance,Publix Super Market Charities,Inc., Heartland National Bank, Pathology Associates of Sebring,Cohan Radio Group, Highlands Independent Bank, Kiwanis Club of Sebring, River Greens Golf Course, Bill Jarrett Ford,TD Bank, Wheeler Farms,Agero, Wabasso Road Dairy,J. J. Taylor Distributing,the News-Sun,and Highlands Today. Thanks also to the many individuals and businesses who donated fabulous raffle and auction items. Were still counting but hoping to reach our goal of $20,000. All proceeds from the event will benefit the programs and services provided by Ridge Area Arc. Rhonda Beckman Avon Park It was a day about hope and maki ng a difference. S adly,a 35-year-old unemployed father in Avon Park apparently hadn t heard about the event nor agreed with what the people were trying to d o there. W ednesday he was arrested on two charges of first degree felony f or using an electric stun gun to disc ipline his children. The police report said that if the children f linched when the father applied the gun,they were stunned a second t ime as a punishment for flinching. T here were two other very similar incidents in 2011,one in P ortsmouth,Va. and the other in Tampa. Fortunately,cases like these are n ot all that common. Jeff Roth, e xecutive director of the Champion for Children Advocacy Center,said he hadnt seen or heard of oneb efore. In fact,Roth says new technolog y has helped children,not put t hem in greater danger. echnology has done more good than harm,he said. Its easier n ow to catch abusers and verify the a buse. It makes it harder for them to hide. R oth said he didnt think there was more child abuse going on n ow,but it might seem like that b ecause more child abusers are being stopped and the public is m uch more aware of the problem. It was a teacher,for example, w ho brought the stun gun discipline c ase to the attention of authorities. Roth did add a caveat about the I nternet. It is the exception. The I nternet has made exploitation of c hildren around the world much easier. W ith so much publicity about the u se of stun guns at one point Sheriff Susan Benton allowed hers elf to photographed while being Tasered,her face contorted in p ain it is hard to believe adults do not understand how dangerous it i s to shock young children with electricity. The guns were designed to incap acitate people. Most defensive stun guns deliver a 50,000-volt jolt, a nd leave burn marks. Typically, s omeone who receives a sho ck e xperiences sharp pain,temporary l oss of superficial muscle movem ent,and momentary confusion. Humans being humans,however, o ne can not be surprised that one p ersons weapon is another persons toy. R esearching the Avon Park incid ent,the News-Sun stumbled onto a new sport called Ultimate Tazer B all. As described in an article by David Moye on huffington p ost.com,Ultimate Tazer Ball i nvolves two teams of four players each,which try to get a medicine b all into the opposing goal. T he twist is that all players carry stun guns and are allowed to shock w hoever is carrying the ball. A r educed voltage is used,but the effect is still distinctly uncomforta ble. Moye reports that players may be shocked 30 to 40 times a game. The stun gun makes this an exciting sport for everyone,one of t he inventors of the game is quoted a s saying. Heres how this idiotic game ties i nto child abuse:The games cof ounder told Moye,We were practicing in front of some kids doing s occer practice and one of the dads was in awe. He kept saying,That will teach you ball control. A pril is Child Abuse Prevention Month. TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS On Tuesday,April 10,a group of child advocates gathered in front of the courthouse to raise awareness about child abuse. Pinwheels spun in the wind,young people sung,and leaders in the community spoke about the importance of protecting the innoc ent. 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMR OMONA WASHINGTONP ublisher/Executive Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org SCOTT DRESSELE ditor Ext. email@example.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. email@example.comMITCH COLLINSExt. firstname.lastname@example.org CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. email@example.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. firstname.lastname@example.org EDITORIAL& OPINION www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 29, 2012Page 3A Now that it looks like Mitt Romney isg oing to be the Republicans nominee for president,attention has turned to who might be his vice presidential choice. D epending on who you talk to,this is either not a big deal or terribly important. Those in the terribly important camp point out itsR omnes first presidential decision and he has to get it right. Those who dont thinkt his is a big deal (and I admit they are the minority) seem to think that the vicep residential choice doesnt help or hurt the presidential r ace in the long run. I fall somewhere in between. I do think that thev ice presidential pick can affect the vote I know of p eople who voted for John McCain in 2008 because of Sarah Palin. On the other hand,I havent heard of anyone who voted for PresidentO bama because of Joe Biden. So maybe it depends o n the candidate. In any case,people always look forward to the candi-d ates choice. It gives political pundits something to talk a bout while they wait for the convention,and people like to try to predict who will get t he nod. What I find interesting is the number of Republicans out there who have made it clear they do not want thej ob. Republicans like Senator Marco Rubio and Governor Chris Christie, both whove been mentioned as possible choices forR omney. It seems that almost everyone asked says t here not interested,with the exception of Jeb Bush,w ho said hed at least think about it. Well,let me jump on the bandwagon. Just in case anyone was curious,I dontw ant to be picked for Vice President either. For one thing,I would have to rejoin the Republican Party to acceptt he job. I got fed up with the party years ago and went to NPA (No Party Affiliation). Im not sure theve changed enough for me to go back, even if they dangled a job in front of me. A nd lets face it, what is there about the job to make it desirable? Yes,I know that it is important on some level but who reallyw ants it? It seems that a lot of the vice presidents duties are to remain in good health and pray that the president does the same lest you findy ourself with an unwanted promotion. Plus I would have to leave C entral Florida and go live in Washington,D.C... Im not saying I live in a perfectp lace August around here is brutal. But Washington w ould be similar. And Id have to deal with DC traffic, which would be a pain eveni f someone else was driving. There is also the whole n ot having a life. No more impulsive trips to Orlando. Every trip has to be planned, and some would be vetoed because of safety or politicalc oncerns. Besides,Im sure the vice p resident does something besides sitting around waiting for something to happent o the president. Such duties would cut into my writing t ime,time Im not willing to surrender. It would also mean the e nd of this column,Im sure. I still feel I have things to say here,and to be honest I think my talents are better suited for writing occasion-a lly snarky columns then doing whatever a Vice President does. So,if you have Mitt Romnes ear,please let himk now I am not interested in the job. I cant speak for the o thers,though. I wish him good luck in picking some-o ne out. Try to forget that were all watching and well be free with our opinions when you make your choice. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-m ail at bookwormlady@ e mbarqmail.com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the News-Sun. I dont want to be Vice President either L auras Look Laura Ware Spare the stun gun, spoil the child Bouquet Letters policyMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail email@example.com. 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Page 4ANews-SunSunday, April 29, 2012www.newssun.com WHOS MAKING NOISE IN TOWN?Subscribe today and nd out! Call 863-385-6155 for home deliverywww.newssun.com facility at 7300 Haywood Taylor Blvd.,right next door to the Highlands County Humane Society, showed a clean environment that housed not just dogs and cats but h orses,chickens,bunnies and even one pigeon. ell,the family was moving and could not take him with them, so they brought him here,Scott s aid about the black-and-white bunny. He had no idea where the pigeon came from. I guess he came in on my day off. He has a band on his leg and he is in great health,Scott said. S cott explained how every animal t hat was brought to the facility was processed. We dont have the luxury of t urning animals away when we are full. We have to take every animal, Scott said. Every animal is assessed for health concerns then is t reated as needed. We feed and w ater twice a day and we worm,if needed,and we call in a vet if there i s a reason. A fter the initial evaluation,each a nimal is penned and held for 10 days before they are put out for adoption or sent to another shelter, or are euthanized,which occurs on Wednesdays. ednesdays are sad days. We have a special section in the county landfill where the animals are taken. It is a crappy part of the job,but it has to be done. Every one we keep o ut of the landfill is a win. We have over 50 rescues around the state and several societies we work with. Every animal is posted on the county website,then on Facebook. The staff spends their own time posting the animals on Facebook at home because Facebook is blocked at work,Scott explained. According to Scott,mostly dogs and cats are euthanized in addition t o any rabid animals. The other animals are kept until they are adopted o ut. People pick up their cows right away. Horses are expensive to keepa nd we have three here now and are fixing to pick up two or three more t his week. We keep the other animals forever,Scott said. But,if you need a horse,we are the cheape st place to get a horse if you want one. They are just $85. When asked to address some of the statements made by animal activists during the commissionm eeting,Scott showed concern. ell,those folks are very emotional about animals. They do all they can and we do all we can, Scott said. A nimal Control records were neatly organized and a records r equest prompted immediate response from control staff. It was c lear that most of the equipment was well tended but outdated. e are doing a great job with w hat we have,Scott said as he pointed out an animal trailer that w as from the late 1970s but in good repair. Budget,Scott said without hesit ation when asked what his biggest obstacle was to running animal control. The FACA (Florida Animal Control Association) recommends ac aretaker for every 1,000 animals processed each year. We processed over 6,000 last year and we only have one caretaker,Scott said. When someone comes out to l ook for an animal or to adopt,the caretaker has to stop what she is d oing and take them around. She does just about everything from jani tor to med tech. She processes the animals and makes sure every animal gets proper care,Scott said. A tour of the facility reveled clean pens,no overcrowding,clean, f resh water,and a separated area for quarantined animals. But most of the pens were full,and some cats h ad to share,Scott explained as he absent-mindedly scratched a kitten on the head. As a mother hen with chicks walked by,Scott explained that her ecently drafted sections of a new ordinance that could make the countys animal control issues less pervasive,including requiring all dogs, cats and ferrets to be tagged andi mmunized against rabies. Not one of the cat bites this year w ere from immunized animals, Scott said. We need to correct that. The changes to the ordinance would bring us closer to state guidelines. C ommissioners decided at a meeting two weeks ago to forgo a l ook at the proposed changes until the citizens committee could be formed and public input could beg ained. Scott had no problem with that, o r with the potential volunteers that could be arranged. I would welcome volunteers w ho understand animals. Yes,we have had some in the past,and we have had to turn down some who have volunteered. Not everyone is suited to this kind of work. Youc ant save every animal no matter what anyone says. But you can do your best to save as many as you can,said Scott. Those wishing to adopt or has an i ssue with an animal can call (863 655-6475 or the Highlands County H umane Society at (863. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS H ighlands County Animal Control caretaker Aubre McAnally assesses a cat that was brought in recently to the center in Sebring. News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Dogs await their new home away from the Highlands County Animal Control in Sebring. Animal Control has more to deal with than just dogs and cats
www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 29, 2012Page 5A WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, new car; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 3 3 1 1 8 8 I have a keen appreciation for the separation of the powers (legislative,executive, judicial). One cant get along without both of the other two. .. I like dealing with challenging legal issues,Canady said. Following Canadys address to guests,Bruce Smith,Chief Judge of the1 0th Judicial Circuit,began the awards and recognition c eremony but not before recognizing Canady and all his work. Hes (Canady leader,Smith said. T his years Judge Clifton M. Kelly Award was received by former Highlands County Bar Association President Thomas (T.J.) Wohl. Wohlc urrently is an attorney advisor for the Highlands County T een Court. Bob Germaine was this years recipient of TheH CBA Law Day Award. Germaine has worked in the Clerk of Courts Office for n early 40 years. He is a lifelong resident of Highlands C ounty. Sebring High School senior Diego Serrano was ther ecipient of the HCBA Jani Branham Scholarship. Diego w as awarded with a full twoyear scholarship to South Florida Community College. As Serrano accepted his award he spoke briefly to thea ttendees. Seeing this in my hands n ow Im really motivated to pursue law enforcement, Serrano said. News-Sun photos by SAMANTHA GHOLAR T.J. Wohl (rightward from the Highlands County Bar Association Friday afternoon during the 12th annual Highlands County Law Day Luncheon. Law Day recognizes W ohl, Germaine, Serrano Continued from page 1A F lorida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady s peaks to guests during the 12th annual Highlands County L aw Day Luncheon Friday afternoon at the Sebring Civic Center. By SAMANTHA GHOLAR s firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Several local students have advanced to a district competition that wills howcase their best works amongst hundreds of competitiors. Recently,15 students involved in HighlandsC ounty 4H Club were recognized for their talents during t he annual County Events a nd Olympics on April 18. Students from ages 5 to 18 c ompeted in numerous categories including plant sciences,leisure and performing arts,sewing,food preparation,nutrition and health,s ewing and various other things. On Saturday,the group of students travelled to compete in the District X events held i n DeSoto County. The group of 4H students include: R ichard Dillon Followell, Megan Sowards,Jimmy Griffin,Sara Griffin,Kitty Lackey,Julia VanFleet, Hanna Thompson,KatelynV anFleet,Phoebe Lackey, Victoria Lackey,Elisabeth VanFleet,April Garcia, Jackson Rushlo,Shelby Ball, and Juliette Perez. E ach of the students were chosen to compete in the p hotography category after each of them presented their art to over 100 family members,friends and guests at the local competition. T he winners at the DeSoto County competition will immediately go on to the state competition,which will be held in Gainesville. 4H students compete in district competition B y SAMANTHA GHOLAR email@example.comSEBRING A Maryland w oman was taken into custody Wednesday on alleged sexual assault charges of a local teen. Lisa Elaine Carroll,39, o f Joppa,Md.,faces felony charges following her arrest nine counts of sexual assault and one count of obscene communication/traveling to meet am inor. The investigation began i n late March when Sgt. Monica Sauls of the Highlands CountyS heriffs Office notified the parents of the 16-year-old m ale victim that the suspect had been relaying a sexual relationshipwith the minor. The woman was later identified as Carroll,a ccording to the incident report. T he victim stated to law enforcement that he had met the suspect through ano nline game. The suspect allegedly b egan physical contact with the victim around late December of 2011 while staying in Lake Placid. According to the incident report,Carroll was aware oft he victims age two months prior to the first visit. Carroll continued to travel from the state ofM aryland to the state of Florida with intentions to meet up with the victim. The incidentr eport alleges n ine other times of consensual s exual contact with the minor victim. The defendant by her actions in the first meeting and in making a second trip here demonstrates her intent to continue an illegals exual relationship with the victim and did entice him to d o so,Sauls stated in the report. Carroll is currently in the H ighlands County Sheriffs Office custody. No further i nformation was available at this time. Maryland woman faces felony charges after traveling to meet local minor Carroll Associated Press TITUSVILLE Police say a 22-month-old boy hasd ied after being run over by an SUV in the parking lot of a Florida high school during a softball game. Titusville Police Maj. T odd Hutchinson says in a news release the driver was b acking up from a parking spot Friday night at Titusville High School and said she didnt see thec hild. The driver wasnt cited,and police said there was no indication that alcohol was involved. Her SUV was confiscated for thei nvestigation. The boy was identified as B rady Hutto of Auburndale. Boy struck by SUV, killed
Special to the News-SunSEBRING The sad statistic is that each year across the nation,teens attending high school proms die or become seriously injured in alcohol-related accidents on prom night. In an effort to keep this from happening in Highlands County,Sebring High School students will present a Driving Under the Influence (DUIvention Program on Friday,May 4. The production will depict the fictional death of the homecoming queen in a car accident caused by a drunk driver on prom night. Highlands County Sheriffs Deputy and School Resource Officer Shannon Purvis has spearheaded this production in hopes of deterring students from consuming alcohol especially on prom night. There will be two performances,one at 9 a.m. and another at 10:15 a.m. in the Smith Center at Sebring High School. All junior and senior students at the school will be required to attend this event. Courtesy photos On April 4, Reflections on Silver Lake residents Barb Giese (right in photo at left and Betty Robinson (leftesented checks to Hope H ospice, the American D iabetes Association, and the A merican Cancer S ociety.Each $3,500 check was the culmination of this seasons fundraising events. Betty and Barb, with the help o f many Reflections residents, spent the winter season planning, organizing and implementing fundraising events, including 50/50 ticket sales, pancake supper, sock hop, variety show, hamburger and karaoke benefit, g olf cart poker run, and the raffle of a golf cart graciously donated by Alan Holmes of Edward Jones.Barb andB etty, affectionately known as t he Hustler Sisters, along w ith their Hustler Honeys, Ken Giese and Pat Farrer, play a key role each year in fundraising activities at Reflections. At left is the presentation to Della Jervier, Central Florida director of the American Diabetes Association. Above is the presentation to Lee A nn Hinskey, board member of the American Cancer Society. Below is the presentation to Hope Hospice Care Manager Melissa Lane and volunteer specialist Allison Lao. Page 6ANews-SunSunday, April 29, 2012www.newssun.com DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 8 8 9 9 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 Stephenson Nelson ****; 7.444"; 5"; Black; veterans ad; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 3 3 2 2 2 2 Helping hands at Reflections Associated PressTALLAHASSEE St. Johns ranks as Floridas healthiest county. T he recently released rankings were compiled for each state by the University of W isconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation. They are based on health behavior,social a nd economic factors,clinical care and physical environment. The measures used include n umbers of fast food restaurants and levels of physical inactivity by county residents. Floridas top ten counties besides St. Johns are,in order,Seminole,Sarasota,Collier, Martin,Clay,Leon,Hardee,Miami-Dade and Santa Rosa. Highlands County ranked 29th out of the 6 4 Florida counties. Union County ranks at the bottom,foll owed by Dixie,Putnam,Washington,Baker, Gadsden,Taylor,Madison,Hamilton and Glades. O nline: Florida health rankings, http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/app/florida/2012/rankings/o utcomes/overall St. Johns County tops Florida health rankings EILEEN ANDERSON Eileen K. Anderson,84,of North Port,Fla.,formerly of Sebring,Fla. and Sarasota,F la.,passed away on April 26,2012. She is survived by her husband,Herb; daughter,Linda (RickDel,Steve andD ennis (Joyce); two grandchildren and three greatg randchildren. The family will hold a cele bration of life at a later date. For online condolences, please visit www.mckeenorthport.com T RAVIS HILL SR. Travis KeltonHill Sr., age 74,of Avon Park,Fla., born on 14th of September, 1937 in Avon Park,Fla. toJ oseph Benjamin and Audrey Caraway Hill,died 26th of April,2012 in Sebring,Fla. He was a lifelong resident of Highlands County. Kelton graduated from Avon Park High School where he excelled in football. He later attended the University of Georgia at Athens on a football scholarship. Kelton was a State Farm Insurance agent for over 41 years. He retired in April of 2010. He was named one of the top agents in the country,and to the Presidents Club. He was also involved in the citrus industry. He was active in various community clubs and organizations including being a charter member of the Sertoma Club of Sebring and the Elks Club. He was a member of the Avon ParkC ity Council and was instrumental in helping to bring South Florida Junior College to Highlands County. Kelton was a long-time supporter ofy outh and high school sports programs in Highlands C ounty. Kelton was a member of the Avon Park LakesB aptist Church. He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years,Joan Hartsfield Hill; son,Travis Kelton Hill Jr.; daughter,K ellie Hill Duke (Max Avon Park. He leaves five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Kelton was predeceased by his par-e nts and two sisters,Irma Hill McCullough and Eloise Hill Sharpe. He leaves a brother,Benjamin Keith Hill. The family will receive friends on Sunday,29th of April from 2-4 p.m. at the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home in Sebring,Fla. (4001 Sebring Parkway). The funeral will be held on Monday, 30th of April at the Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd. in Avon Park. Interment will follow the funeral at Bougainvillea Cemetery in Avon Park. Contributions may be made in his memory to Good Shepherd Hospice, 1110 Hammock Road, Sebring,FL 33870 Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring,Florida PATRICIA KING Patricia King,70,of Sebring,died Wednesdaym orning,April 18,2012 at Lakeland Regional Medical C enter. A native of Everett, Mass.,she moved to this areai n 1985 coming from Nashua, N.H. She had worked as a switchboard operator and project secretary for Metcalfe and Eddy EngineeringC ompany in Boston,Mass. She had worked as a carrier for the Tampa Tribune,having earned the carrier of the year award several times. S he is survived by her husband of 52 years,Donald E. King Sr. of Sebring; four children,Donald E. King Jr. and wife Susan of Wilton, N.H.,Valerie L. Hansen and husband Steven of Londonderry,N.H.,Vicki L. Whitney and husband Bruce of Pepperell,Mass. and Scott C. King and partner Scott Sorensen of Lincoln,Neb.; two sisters,Constance E. Masterson and husband, Richard of Avon Park and Rebecca G. Marchand of Lowell,Mass.; 13 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A funeral service was held on Monday,April 23,2012. OBITUARIES By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Despite some recent rain,Highlands County is still very dry. You can call it a drought, said Robyn Felix,media relations manager for the Southwest Florida Water Management District. Itse xtremely dry and we are monitoring conditions closely. The 1.7 inches we got last weekend provided some improvement,but we expecti t to dry out again. Felix said that while restrictions have been tightened in Citrus,Hernando and S umter counties,they remain at Phase I here in Highlands County. She described PhaseI as a warning stage of response,recommendingc areful use of water because predictions are uncertain as to what the summers weather pattern will be. d like to see above a verage rainfall so we can fill up,Felix said,but there are no guarantees especially because 2011 was drier than usual as well. A ccording to SWFWMD, more than 80 percent of the areas water supply comes from aquifers. A quifers are underground layers of rock and sand that hold water. As of April 27,the aquifer was slightly more than 2.5f eet below normal. Rainfall has been well below average in April too. Historically,it produces 2.49 inches of rain in ther egion. As of the 27th,there has only been 1.62 inches of rain. While more than 10 inches of rain typically fall betweenJ anuary and April,this year there has been less than five inches. Highlands is a dry county SHS presents pre-prom DUI Prevention Program In lieu of flowers, consider a gift to support Hospice care. 888-728-6234 Cornerstonehospice.orgNo. 5019096
p oint of access to resources and referrals for health care and family support services. For more information,please call using the numbers at thet op of this release.Volunteers needed at Good Shepherd HospiceSEBRING Good Shepherd Hospice needs volunteers to support its mission to provide exceptionale nd-of-life care. Attend a free,90-minute orientation session to learn more about the fulfilling experience of volunteering with Good Shepherd Hospice. Hospicen eeds volunteers at all levels from providing compani onship for a hospice patient to supplying office help to facilitating a childrens griefs upport group to supporting families at the Somers H ospice House. People interested in becoming a Good Shepherd Hospice volunteer have two opportunities in May toa ttend an orientation session on the following dates and t imes:10 a.m. Tuesday,May 15 at Somers Hospice H ouse,1110 Hammock Road; and 1 p.m. Wednesday,May 23 at Somers Hospice House, 1110 Hammock Road. T raining is free and volunteers do not need any type of prior experience. Contact Regina Merrick at (863 551-3943 or email mer-r email@example.com for information or to register. Good Shepherd Hospice, part of the Chapters Health System,is a community-b ased,not-for-profit organization that supports approximately 750 patients each day in Highlands,Hardee and Polk counties as they face the challenges of advancinga ge and illness. Scribblers and Scribes meetS EBRING The Florida Writers Association group, S ebring Scribblers and Scribes,will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Beef O Bradys in Sebring. Comee arlier for dinner. Robert Miller,a Florida w riter,will discuss two tools of the writer:a website and t he Youtube video. The public is invited and membership in FWA or Scribblers is not required. For information,call B arbara Beswick at 4029181.5K/10K volunteers neededLAKE PLACID The Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce5K/10K will takep lace on May 19 starting and ending in DeVane Park.Volunteers on the route to cheer the athletes on are needed and are invited at the end of the event toenjoyt heawards presentation and have light refreshments. V olunteers must meet at DeVane Park no later than 6:30 a.m. If you are interest-e d in assisting,please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call t he chamberat 465-4331 on or before May 11.DSAC to meet May 7SEBRING The Highlands County District School Advisory Council will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. M onday,May 7 in the Garland Boggus Board Room at the School Board of Highlands County,426 School St. The primarya genda item for this meeting is the Student Code of Conduct and Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT). I f you are a person with a disability who requires reasonable accommodations in order to attend a District School Advisory Councilm eeting,call 471-5608 three days prior to the scheduled meeting date and time.S FCC offers Security Guard CertificationAVON PARK South F lorida Community College will offer a 40-hour Security Guard Training course fromJ une 11-26 at the SFCC Public Service Academy, S FCC Highlands Campus. The class meets four nights per week,6-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday. This course is required to w ork as a state of Florida licensed security guard,class D license. Topics covered will include patrol techniques,first aid,terrorism,F lorida statutes and those as mandated by the Department o f Business Regulation. Cost of the course is $137 per person. Registration must bec omplete before the start of the course. Register in Building B at t he Highlands Campus or any SFCC campus or center. F or more information,contact the SFCC Public Service Academy at ext. 7280 or 7285 at 453-6661,465-5300, 494-7500,or 773-2252 orv isit http://www.southflorida.edu/publicservice. Round Up plannedS EBRING Round Up Sunday is today at 10 a.m. at L iving Waters Church of God,4571 Sparta Road, Sebring. Round up everyone you can and bring em to church!D inner will follow the service,so please bring a dish to share. For more information,call 385-8772.First Baptist Church offers messagesLORIDA First Baptist C hurch of Lorida will bring four nights of messages on the Holiness of God beginning Sunday through Wednesday. Each evenings message will be presented byd ifferent area pastors at 6:30 p.m. T he church is at 1927 Blessings Ave.,and the telephone number is 655-1878.Events plannedLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose L odge 2374 will host music with Bama Jam today. Call for time. The Moose Riders meet at 7 p.m. Monday. For details,call the lodge at 465-0 131. The Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 Ladies general meeting is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. For more information,callt he lodge at 465-2661. SEBRING The VFW Post 4300 will host Mega Sound today. Callf or time. For details,call 385-8902. Moose Lodge 2259 Moose R iders will be riding on Thursday,leaving the Lodge at 11 a.m. A fish fry orb aked chicken wings will be offered from 5-7 p.m. K araoke will be from 6-9 p.m. t ougher competition. Superintendent of Schools Wally Cox faces three oppon ents:Becky Fleck,William Hutchinson III,and R oberta Peck. County Commissioner William RonHandley ( District 3) also faces three other candidates:Mark A. Pimentel,Michael S. Stone a nd Nadine Elliott-Tedstone. In the next few weeks the News-Sun will begin publishing profiles of the candidates, and their answers to specific questions regarding the work t hey seek to undertake. Voters have until July 16 to register for the primary elect ion,which is on Aug. 14. Registration for the general election closes Oct. 9. The election is Tuesday,Nov. 6. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 29, 2012Page 7A 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 M ARTIAL ARTS (pp 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 8 8 0 0 It will be cooler here in the summer months and it has more of a family atmosphere. The park provides a nice backdrop for just hanging out and meeting with friends. We have had a lot of kids visit the market,and the park gives them alternatives to just looking at broccoli with mom,he added. s been up and down as far as attendance. Some days we see a lot of folks before 4 p.m.,sometimes we see a crowd after 5 p.m. when folks get off of work. There is always people walking through and you always see someone with a shopping bag of something,Baldridge said. But the goal was not to put thousands of people in the park at one time. The goal is to help local agriculture and to bring awareness to the fact that Avon Park is a great place to walk,shop and eat, Baldridge explained. Many of the farmers have commented that the market gives them a place to attract new customers to their farms and stands. The Market is also about capturing that sense of Avon Park charm that has always existed,Baldridge continued. That family-friendly, relaxed atmosphere. The Market starts around 3 p.m. every Thursday and runs till 7 p.m. at the east end of Main Street in Donaldson Park. Those interested in more information about the Farmers Market can call Baldridge at 443-0617 or contact vendors and organizers on Facebook. Search for Avon Park Farmers Market. Continued from page 2A Market adds charm to Avon Park and 1911. The land was covered by virgin pines. Lake Jackson was a jewel. The lakeh ad a beautiful white sand bottom. It had none of the grass i n it that is cursing the lakefront now except over on the north side and some of it over on the south cove. One of our favorite pursuits was wadinga long this fine sandy shore and looking for arrowheads and usually you would be rewarded. Why they were there,one can only guess.T here was one theory that the Indians would climb the trees and shoot down at fish. Well, that was as good a theory as any. They might have had canoe battles for all we know. Again recollecting (but some years later) I can remember when one time we had a picnic over in the South Cove. There was a slough there,or a hammock,where Jackson Creek flowed out. Its been all cut down now.There were beautiful trees there; there were bay trees in the spring and you could smell the scent of magnolia. But,at this particular time,I can remember counting eleven alligators on the top of the water there, in the dusk. These are some of the things that one thinks about in retrospect. There are so many more. It was a beautiful town, it was full of hardships,every nail,every piece of wire that went into Sebring,Florida was a struggle in the first few years. Wauchula was the rail-h ead. If it hadnt been for the model T Ford,Sebring, F lorida would never have come along as it did. The people who supplied the brains and the brawn; Aaron Withers, Ed Harshman,E.O. Douglas,W ill Haskins and Fax Haskins, Paul Vinson,John A. Taylor, G.F. Bobb,Ed Hainz,John Graham,Bill Amy,Col. F.N.K. Bailey,Dr. Etheredge,M a and Pa Ruhl,Paul Rippberger,Ada Rippberger and Sallie Tucker (wonderful teachers to whom I owe a great deal),Col. William Evans,Austin Heacock,C.F. Saunders,Sam Degering,Will and Herb Reck,Henry Henning,Harry McCorckle, Fred Bee,the Altvaters,the Gearings,Elder J.C. Moore, Dr. MacMurray and Dr. Kiesling,the Whitehouse family,the Capwells,Spencer and Brandon Jones,Will Dalgetty, Bill Muff and so many others, hosts of old-timers whom we recall. Those mentioned werea small part of them,but they were great people. The Salvation Army and the Dunkards had a great influence of the founding of Sebring. How they got here originally,I dont know,but they were friends; they brought their own in; they were wonderful people. I can well remember with great happiness the Christmas Eve carols of The Salvation Armyg roup and their closing,e Wish You a Merry Christmas. W e are flooded by memories! Indeed,Sebring,Florida has a heritage of which it can well be proud!] As mentioned,the above e xcerpts are from a transcript from Orvel Sebring to Allen Altvater,made February 1971 and credit due to the Sebring Historical Society. Presently,A llen Altvater III is the President of Sebrings Centennial Celebration; the Centennial Planning Committee meets this Thursday,4 PM at the Jack Stroup (Sebringvic Center, the public is invited & encouraged to attend. Go to the website,www.Sebring100.com, call 655-5554,like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Celebrate SebringCentennial,or email email@example.com to get involved. Thanks to the NewsSun 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. Orvel Sebrings thoughts on Sebring C ontinued from page 2A C ontinued from page 1A Local election to be a busy one CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Continued from page 2A C lassified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN
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LIVING B SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, April 29, 2012 Transform your kids closet into a fun and organized dressing area with our easy outfit planner,shoe caddy and hanging tagsBy JoEllen MitchellFamilyFun magazineYour child will feel like a life-size p aper doll as she stands before the mirror and tries ondifferent tops and bottoms with this simple-to-make outfit planner.Once shes decided on the perfect look, she can leave the garments hanging on the planners mini-clotheslines,ready for the morning rush. A ccessories are all within reach, t hanks to adhesive-backed hooks and cleverly repurposed kitchen items,such as a tea tin and a grocery-bag holder.PHOTOS BY ANDREW GRETO COURTESY OF FAMILYFUN MAGAZINE Tame those piles of sandals and sneakers by giving each child a plastic utility caddy (ours was $10 at Target). Then kids can gather their wayward shoes from around the house and tuck the holders into their closets. If you like,personalize each caddy with letters cut from adhesive-backed felt. Keep an extra caddy by your homes entry for stowing flipflops in summer and slippers in winter. Divide and conquer your familys hanging clothes with these fun tags. Made from plastic jugs, there especially useful for shared closets. Your kids can decorate the tags with cool clothing pics clipped from magazines or catalogs. 1. To start,draw a 3by 6inch oval,trace a hanger hook to size the hole,and cut out the oval (or you can download a template at http://familyfun.go.com/assets/ cms/pdf/crafts/FF0710HOME_ RodTag.pdf). 2. Cut a flat section from the side of a clean water or milk jug and adhere it to a sheet of adhesive-backed felt. On the plastic side,trace the template. Cut out the tag,then make a slit for slipping it onto the rod. 3. Write a label on the plastic side in permanent marker. Use double-sided tape to add a magazine photo of clothing.1. Securely attach a fulllength mirror to the closet door at a height that works well for your child. We used adhesive-backed picture-hanging strips,included with our mirror (Melannco mirror,$20 at Bed Bath & Beyond). 2. On both sides of the mirror frame,mark your childs shoulder and waist levels. At these spots,adhere four adhesivebacked hooks,sticking them on the frame or just outside,on the door (ATie and knot loops at both ends of two 30-inch shoelaces. Slip the loops onto the hooks and clip a pair of clothespins to each line. 3. Add adhesive-backed hooks for hair ties and necklaces (B,then repurpose a few items from around the house as organizers for other accessories and grooming gear. Using picture-hanging strips,mount the items within your childs reach,where they wont interfere with the doors functioning. We used a tea tin as a holder for a hairbrush and headbands,a grocery-bag holder ($3 at Ikea) for corralling socks,and cork coasters (8 for $8 at Bed Bath & Beyond) for pinning up jewelry and a love note from Mom (C.A BC
Dear Abby: I have a beautiful wife,a dog and an 8year-old son I love to watch sports with. My son loves sports,but he has trouble accepting a loss. Hell take out his disappointment by beating the dog. My wife doesnt want to get rid of Patchesbecause she has had him since college. I dont want to put my son through counseling because he said hell hate me forever if I do. Im afraid if the problem isnt controlled, my sons life goals may be affected. What can I do? Good Dad in Cleveland Dear Good Dad: Stop trying so hard to be your sons sports buddy,and try harder to be a parent. At his age,he should be able to handle disappointment and control his anger and aggression. Do not wait another day to get him the counseling he needs! Children who hurt animals often go on to hurt other children. Your son should be evaluated by a mental health professional ASAP. By getting him the help he needs,you could be saving not one but two lives his and Patches. Dear Abby: My mother and I were discussing the subject of egg donation something were both in favor of. I told her I have been considering donatingmy eggs because I dont plan to have children. Mom simply stared at me in shock. Now when we talk,she casually brings up how she loves baby-sitting my young cousins and my niece. I have never particularly liked children. In fact,I prefer to live by myself. I know my mother has always wanted a lot of grandchildren,but being a wife and mother is not a goal of mine like it was hers. I almost feel guilty about my decision. How do I explain this without upsetting her further? Childless by Choice Dear Childless: Whether to have children is a personal choice. It should not be dictated because a parent wants lots of grandchildren. Children deserve to be wanted. And women who do not particularly want to be mothers usually make less-thanterrific ones. If your mother raises the subject,answer her honestly,but dont apologize for your feelings. And,when she mentions how much she enjoyed baby-sitting your cousins and niece,smile,nod and say,Thats nice! Dear Abby: My cousin Lindaloves her cats. Last year one of them,ookie, got very sick and she had to take him to the animal hospi-t al. She sent a mass text message to all our family members indicating she would be unable to afford Christmas gifts because she had to pay a couple of thousand dollars on Wookies vet bills. She continues to send updates on his health and treatment. Last week,I received an email from Linda about a website she has established soliciting donations to cover her cats medical expenses. Every day since then I have received a text or email from her or her mother asking me to donate and to tell my friends as well. Im sorry Lindas cat is dying,but I dont feel comfortable soliciting friends to donate money for a cat who will not get better. Besides, they dont even know Linda or Wookie. How do I politely ask her to stop bombarding me with these requests? (I think what shes doing is a little tacky.) Cat Got My Tongue Dear Cat Got Your Tongue: Dont ask. Your cousin is trying desperately to save the pet she loves,and it would hurt her already sensitive feelings. Send her a donation for Wookie,about the same amount you would spend on a Christmas gift fo r her. And when you see her request for soliciting your friends,hit deleteand let it go. 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 29, 2012www.newssun.com FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 04/27/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 9 9 3 3 3 3 DIVERSIONS AM AZING!By ALAN ARBESFELD A CROSS 1 Colorful talker 6 Hair net 11 Thai currency 15 Legal opening? 1 9 Prominent period 20 New Mexico county whose seat is Alamogordo 21 Buck chaser? 2 2 Elliptical 2 3 Steal 25 Shows no restraint 27 Hit sign 28 Work out an agree-m ent 2 9 Wouk work, with "The" 3 0 Honorary Muslim title in old India 3 2 Fed. auditing agency 34 Crib sheet users 35 2000 Sean Penn film, w ith "The" 40 Spoils 45 WWII Italian beachh ead 46 Waterfront org. 47 It's gone in less than a flash: Abbr. 49 Go for an ace, maybe 5 0 Corporate honcho 5 1 King in "The Tempest" 53 Bilko and Klinger, e .g.: Abbr. 5 6 "The Namesake" director Mira 57 Busy, design-wise 59 Have a drink6 2 Blowup source, b riefly 6 3 Shield border, in heraldry 6 5 Germany, to Meg Ryan: Abbr. 66 Conference clip-on6 7 Defended 69 Nailed down 71 "It's my fervent wish!" 74 French monarchs7 6 Dr. visit 77 "Cheers" bartender 80 Last book inR obertson Davies' Deptford Trilogy" 83 Mexican man, say 85 Summer treat 86 Whim 87 Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David 8 9 Had too much 90 Sole protectors 92 Said three times, a story shortener 94 Sudden death cause 9 5 Last word in doughn uts 96 Self-important boss, facetiously 99 Sage advice 102 Aid factor 1 04 Sun Valley loc. 105 Parts of some area calculations1 06 Laurel and Hardy f ilm set in Brushwood Gulch 111 They take things in s tride 1 14 Go downhill, in a way 117 Basically 118 '30s show tune that b ecame a 1960 Dion and t he Belmonts hit 120 Fictitious 1 21 Time co-founder 1 22 Board 123 Topple 124 1944 Normandy battle site1 25 Unwanted messages 126 Prevailing tendency 127 Giving lip DOWN 1 Cat calls 2 On __ with 3 Empire-building activit y 4 "Eew!" kin 5 A-list 6 Cook for three minutes, say7 Abbr. on many a can 8 Eye, in Versailles 9 Maker of Taco Kits 1 0 "How stupid of me!" 1 1 Indonesian island on its own sea 12 Isn't for couples?1 3 Show off 14 Have an easy catch with 1 5 Disappearing word 16 Declare 1 7 Tabula __ 18 Tiger, e.g., briefly2 4 Something to be p roud of 26 Fails to prevail 29 Troubles3 1 Bad gut feeling 33 When a memorable movie gunfight occurs3 5 Aired, as a TV show 36 Harden 37 Ran smoothly3 8 Dwindle 39 Break a promise 41 Had a feeling4 2 Benjamin of "Law & Order" 43 Walled Spanish city 4 4 Easing of govt. restrictions 48 IV amts.5 1 Spray 52 Extend one's visit 54 Confess 55 How rebukes are administered 5 8 Schlepped 60 Sadat's predecessor6 1 "__ man who wasn't t here ..." 64 Bath scrubber 67 Anger6 8 Rather rival 70 Othello's lieutenant 71 "If only!"7 2 __ Minh City 73 Hydrox rivals, once 75 Driver's license, often7 7 Fries and slaw 78 Prefix with meter 79 Computer accessory8 1 Like some humor 82 Spoils 84 Sculptors' subjects 8 8 Get close to 91 One may get congested9 3 "Go ahead!" 95 Former children's clothing chain 97 Chewable Asian leaves 9 8 Clinched 100 Reindeer name1 01 Baylor University s ite 103 "Rock Around the Clock" label1 06 Mental faculties 107 Gray area?: Abbr. 108 Whoop it up1 09 Munch Museum city 110 Appear to be 112 Nice bean?1 13 Online __ print 115 Guy dolls 116 Fedora-wearinga dventurer, familiarly 118 Driver's lic. stat 119 FDR program Solution on page 7B Thats it!I cried. That squirrel h ad bested us for the last time. The battle had been going on for weeks as wes ought ways to keep him from our bird feeder. At last we had bought a baffle which needed to be adjusted to work with ourf eeder. Each time we thought we h ad him beat,he found a way to outsmart us. This last time,we had d evised a way to place the baffle so that it blocked his a pproach to the feeder. We cheered when we saw we had indeed baffled him. Until now. The unsuspecting red c ardinal sat perched atop the bird feeder chirping and d elighting us. When suddenly from the tree limb the squirrel fleto the birdf eeder,landing on top of the bird. A streak of red flew across the yard and we reacted! Lets cut that branch off the tree so the squirrel cant reach the feeder,we a greed. Then we even moved the feeder further f rom the tree. Thats when it hit us that in our reactionary anger to the squirrel,we had lost a beautiful tree limb. All wes hould have done was respond by preventively moving the bird feeder in the first place. In an angry outburst,we had cut our noses to spite our faces. Anger is like that. It causes allo ur sensible thoughts to fly in reaction to whatever provokes it. It grips us and wont l et go. Instead of solutions,we end up with more problems. Its no fun being outsmarted by a squirrel. But,l etting a little squirrel get the better of two humans c reated in Gods image with intelligence and creativity shows how anger gets uso ut of touch with reality. God warns us in Psalm 3 7:8,NKJV,Cease from anger,and forsake wrath; do not fret it only causes harm. Scriptures warnings are l ike preventive medicine. God recognizes that the e motion of anger will well up now and then. Many passages of Scripture teachu s how we are to respond rightly. F or example,God knows that it is better to resolve conflict before we go tob ed not letting it fester like an infected wound. In Ephesians 4:26 and 27 he t ells us,Be angry,and do not sin; do not let the sun g o down on your wrath or give place to the devil. So,the next time anger ruffles your feathers,pray for calm. Clear thinkingw ill result as you respond instead of react. Selah J an Merop of Sebring is a N ews-Sun correspondent. Reaction or response? Pause And Consider J an Merop Special to the News-SunAries (March 21-April 20) Aries,assess a situation before acting. Onlyt hen will you have a clear view and map out the steps that you must take. Pisces may help you with your plan. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus,it can sometimes feel impossible to find that perfect someone for a loving relationship. If youre single,let a friend set you up this week. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini,with so many momentous things going on it can be hard to keep track of all the things you need to get done. A few tips on organization will go a long way. Cancer (June 22-July 22) Cancer,you just may find that when you stop thinking so intently about something,all of the answers become clear. This could be the solution you were seeking. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo,you may find it puzzling that so many people keep turning to you for words of wisdom. If you have the advice to offer,go ahead. You can also politely decline. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo,look internally for help this week. Though there are plenty of reasons to avoid an activity,there are many excellent reasons why you should engage yourself. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23 Happy times are on the horizon,Libra. You just have to make it through a few more obstacles and tasks before you get there. The finish line is in sight. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio,when it rains it pours,and this week youll find out the true meaning of that expression. But being a fighter means youll find the silver lining. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) Sagittarius, although you may want to help when a friend comes to you,there is not much you can offer in this particular situation besides support and encouragement. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Things are completely out of your hands, Capricorn. While you thought you would feel helpless,this experience can actually prove liberating for you. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius,the beginning of the "fun-in-the-sun" season is starting and you are very excited about all of the outdoor recreation prospects. Make your to-do list now. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) It could take a helping hand to pull you up from a tricky situation,Pisces. You just may be lucky to have this person on your side.Notable birthdaysApril 29 Andre Agassi, athlete,42; April 30 Kirsten Dunst,actress,30; May 1 Tim McGraw, singer,45; May 2 Dwayne Johnson,actor/wrestler,40; May 3 Frankie Valli, singer,75; May 4 Mike Dirnt,bassist,40; May 5 Adele,singer,24. Libra can see the finish line Young sons uncontrolled anger endangers himself and his dog Snapshots Dear Abby
Special to the News-SunAVON PARK As each g raduate walks across the stage to receive their diploma during any of South Florida Community Colleges commencement ceremonies,therei s no question that one,two, or perhaps even a series of personal choices and deci-s ions have led them to that moment. SFCC student and this years commencementk eynote speaker,Keiaria Williams,will tell you that s he is no different. Raised by her grandmother,Williams moved toS ebring from a beach town in California. At first,she was c aught off guard by the new culture of people that surrounded her. People seemed to live a simpler way of life than I was used to,she said. They drove pick-up trucks; they went mudding; they r aised farm animals it was a huge culture shock compared to where I was from. A s a high school freshman, Williams struggled to fit in a nd didnt make many friends,but then the opportunity to join the Sebring High S chool Color Guard arose, and Williams soon found a group where she belonged. Not only was she finally making friends and acclimat-i ng to her new home,she also found that the Color Guard was teaching her important values including discipline and respect,for those aroundh er as well as for herself. I learned that you are not g oing to be like everyone else,and everyone else is notg oing to be like you. It really helped me embrace peoples differences. After some family struggles and poor choices led hert o a stay in a group facility, Williams decided she needed to do something to positively improve her life. When she was 17 and a senior in highs chool,Williams became legally emancipated. I didnt have anyone else in my life anyway,and I felt it was the best thing I could do for myself at the time. But becoming legally emancipated at 17 was not an easy feat,and the discipline Williams learned in Color Guard began to take on a whole new meaning for her. I had to prove to the courts that I was serious about it and not just some whiny, selfish kid. Williams moved in with her band instructor,and for three months,in addition to her schooling,homework, and after-school activities, she had to complete mounds of paperwork,find a job,find a n apartment,and convince a landlord that at 17 years old s he would be a responsible tenant. With no means of transportation once she was granted legal emancipation and living on her own,shet hen had to depend on others to help her travel to and from school and work as well as take her shopping or any other place she needed to go. I knew that once I was independent I had to ber esponsible,so I set a game plan. I figured out what I n eeded to do,and I just did it without complaining. That was the easy part. But I was still in high school,and everyone else was hangingo ut and having fun,and I couldnt do those things anymore. Being lonely was the hard part. Williams successfully m ade it through high school and began taking college classes at SFCC the day after her 18th birthday. She quickly became involved in student clubs and activities,taking on even more responsibilities. She is a member of SFCCs Brain Bowl team,has served as public relations officer and secretary for the Student Government Association,lent a student voice on the SFCC Museum of Art and Culture (MOFAC) advisory committee,and formed SFCCs first Yoga Club. I feel like its our choice to attend SFCC, and being involved in activities and giving to each other as college students is the best w ay to show we care. Williams credits her band i nstructor,Colorado Paniagua,with teaching her how to use her imagination and express herself without being afraid,her friends andr oommates for always supporting her and helping her when she needs it,and three SFCC faculty and staff members for being inspirations to her. Dr. Theresa James helped me recognize my abil-i ties; Lisa Johnson-Decarie acknowledges every student a nd makes us feel like we matter; and Dr. Charlotte Pressler taught me that a single thought or question can take us farther in life than wee ver imagined. Williams will attend the University of South Florida in the fall to pursue degrees in French and SignL anguage. She wants to teach,travel, and build a career where she can make a difference. She recognizes that there is a world of possibilities out there for her. I could work anywhere big companies, small businesses,the government. But her biggest dream she says with a smile,Maybe someday Ill work for a magazine in Paris ... maybe. Everyone goes through struggles,but all of your decisions and choices are on you,she said. Nobody else is responsible for what you do. Know yourself,realize what you want,and do what y ou have to do to get there SFCCs commencement c eremony will be held Thursday at 6:45 p.m. in the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts,Highlands Campus. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 29, 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 FIRST PRESBYTERIAN (SB RETAIL 5"; Black; 4/25,27,29; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 7 7 9 9 4 4 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 3 3 2 2 7 7 CHALKTALK Courtesy photo Graduate Keiaria Williams will be the keynote speaker at Thursays SFCC graduation ceremony. SFCC graduate shares the wisdom of personal choices Struggles led to self discipline, bright future Special to the News-SunAVON PARK P rospective students can learn how they may benefit from South Florida Community Colleges new Bachelor of AppliedS cience in Supervision and Management (BAS-SM) degree program at two open houses. They will be Thursday,May 10,and Tuesday,June 12,5:30-7:30p .m.,at the SFCC University Center A uditorium,Highlands Campus. Administrators,instruct ors,and financial aid representatives will discuss e nrollment requirements, all prerequisite courses,and the availability of financial aid. Each open house will feature a panel discussiona nd a question-and-answer session,and textbooks will b e available for review. This is a wonderful opportunity for any poten-t ial student or current student to find out what the b achelors program at SFCC is all about,said Cindy Kinser,chair,SFCCD epartment of Business and Computer Technology. Even if they just have q uestions,we want them to come to an open house. It w ill be very casual and informative. The BAS-SM is the first bachelors degree program to be offered by SouthF lorida Community College,with classes scheduled to begin in fall term2 012. Course work prepares graduates for supervisory and management positions in a wide variety of technical fields by focusing ona pplied management practices,leadership development,finance,and basic human relations practices. Admission is open to anyone who has completeda n Associate in Arts (A.A.) or Associate in Science ( A.S.) degree. Applicants who do not hold those degrees will be consideredo n a case-by-case basis. More information is availa ble at the SFCC website, www.southflorida.edu. For more information about the open house,call 784-7424 or e-mailc firstname.lastname@example.org/. Open houses to offer info on SFCC bachelors program Did YouKNOW?I n Florida, the bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle. Bicyclists using a public roadway are considered operators of motor vehicles and are responsible for observing all traffic laws. W ith few exceptions, there is only one road and it is up to motorists and b icyclists to treat each other with care and respect. Adherence to the law is the foundation of respect. Courtesy photo The Highlands County District Speech Contest was held April 18. The contest was open to any student enrolled in grades 6-12 in Highlands County. This includes home school students and virtual school students. The topic for this years speaking contest was Should food crops be used for fuel? Contestants competed for cash prizes of $150 for first place, $100 for second place and $50 for third place. The winner of the district contest may advance to the area speaking contest. The winners of the contest were (from left) first place, Camille Shattler; second place, Madison Bush; third place, Jake Pendergrass. Speech contest winners
Page 4BNews-SunSunday, April 29, 2012www.newssun.com MILLER'S CENTRAL AIR; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 4/1,15,29; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 4 4 3 3 4 4 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 LAKE COUNTRY JEWELERS; 9.347"; 3"; Black plus three; process, main A; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 3 3 2 2 9 9 CHALKTALK Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida Community Colleges Corporate EducationD epartment is offering an IV Therapy class Tuesdays and Wednesdays,8 a.m. to 1 p.m., May 15-30,in Building T,Room 20,SFCC Highlands Campus. This 30-hour class satisfies the requirem ents for licensed practical nurses as outlined by the Florida Board of Nursing. Students must be a licensed practical nurse to take this class. The cost is $195.99 for the course and $29.95 plus tax for the book,which is avail-a ble at the SFCC Bookstore. For more information,e-mail Lorrie Key, director,SFCC Corporate and Community Education,at CorporateTraining@southflorida.edu or call (863 R egister in Building B,at the SFCC Highlands Campus or any SFCC campus or center. SFCC offers IV Therapy class Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 S pecial to the News-SunL AKE PLACID Ask many of the young adults around town if they are one of Linda Hartmans little peanuts,and they will sayy es. After 23 years of teaching, L inda Hartman will be retiring as the preschool teacher from Lakeview ChristianS chool at the end of the school year. A retirement r eception to honor Hartman is being planned for 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday,May 17 at M emorial United Methodist Church in Rob Reynolds Fellowship Hall. All of her former students,friends,and family are invited to join theL akeview Christian School staff,students,and friends in celebrating her career. There will be a basket for cards,and you are encour-a ged to share a good memory with Hartman. If any of h er former students have pictures or other things theyw ould like to share in a display,please send them to Lakeview Christian School, 503 Kent Ave.,Lake Placid or email them tol email@example.com. Hartman and her family joined Memorial UMC in February 1985. That same month,the idea was brought u p at a church leadership retreat that there was a need for a Christian elementary school in Lake Placid. She was excited about that andv olunteered to help at the school. A few weeks later t he board asked her if she would like to be the preschool teacher,and shea ccepted her dreamjob. She was the first teacher h ired for the new school. When asked why she became a teacher,Hartman s aid,eachers had meant so much to me in my life and I wanted to pass it on. Beinga preschool teacher seemed to be a perfect fit for me. Il oved interacting with my own children when they were preschoolers because they were so curious and enjoyed learning new things.P reschoolers are just like big sponges that soak in all that w e have to teach them. It is special to Hartman, t oo,that since it is a Christian school,every subject we teach,we can draw God into it as He created us, the earth,and everything. Wec an teach our students to be what God wants them to be! What I will remember and treasure the most are the m any children and families I have been blessed to know and interact with over the years to share in their joys and to comfort in their sor-r ows. Once you are a K4 Peanutyoure always a K4 p eanut,Hartman explained. She also said,Their bodies may change over they ears,but not their faces. When I run into them or read s omething in the paper about them,that pride just wells up within me once again. H artman truly feels, There is no job more important in the world than making a difference in a childs life for today andf or eternity! Lakeview Christian School has been established for 26 years. Hartman has been a part of the framework thatb uilt a new ministry. She has been involved in the school a s a teacher and parent,so it holds and will continue toh old a special place in her heart. Lakeview Christian School Board invites the public to come together on May 17 forf inger food and a time of fellowship to honor Hartman. Hartman retiring from Lakeview Christian School Courtesy photo Linda Hartman is surrounded by some of her students at Lakeview Christian School. Hartman will retire as a preschool teacher at the end of the school year. A reception is planned in her honor from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17. News-Sun photo by BRIANA WASHINGTON Avon Park High School Junior ROTC instructor Major James Galloway presents Top Performance awards and ribbons to cadets Erik Parker and Kathy Norman. The awards were presented as part of the Junior ROTC units Military Ball held April 20 at the high school. Norman will serve next year as the units cadet commander. Avon ParkAFJROTC hands out honors The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN
www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 29, 2012Page 5B AVON PARK ROTARY; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, blueberry festiv al 12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 9 9 3 3 9 9 FLORIDA HOSPITAL HEARTLAND A/P; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, j ackie; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 3 3 2 2 1 1 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida C ommunity Colleges Museum of Florida Art and Culture revealed the winners of the Student Juried Art Exhibition during a reception on April 19. Winning artists were:Best in Show, P hotography,Night at the Fairby Alex Zachary; First Place,Painting,The Painterby Misti Rucks; Honorable Mention,Painting,Friends,NYCby Carolyn Cwalinkski; Honorable Mention,P ainting,Downhillby Ivan Delgado; First Place,Drawing,Little Black Mirrorby Kiri Crommet; Honorable Mention,Drawing,The Ballerinaby Emmie Perreira; First Place,Photography, Sweet Staircaseby Cierra Flowers;H onorable Mention,Photography, yphoonby Quinn Miller; First Place, G raphics,Polar Colaby Quinn Miller; Honorable Mention,Graphics,Clean Airby Kelsey Sanchez. T wo students also received special awards for their work. Allen McPhersons p ainting,A Day in the Life of a Mime, received a purchase award from the SFCC Art Department and will be added to the colleges McDearman Collection while Perreira received a scholarship from theT anglewood Art League for her strong academic record and service to SFCC M OFAC. SFCCs art students developed the title of the show and promotional graphics,a nd they assisted with matting and framing the artwork and helped install the p ieces. A lot goes into pulling a show together,Crommet said. It was a great learning experience,and we are alsoh appy that we get to show our work to people outside of class. s important to acknowledge our stud entswork this way,said Mollie Doctrow,SFCC MOFAC curator. It i nspires them to continue when they see their work professionally presented and helps them learn about the process of setting up an exhibition. The exhibition will be on view in the S FCC Theatre for the Performing Arts Lobby Gallery and SFCC MOFAC through May 1. SFCC MOFAC is open to the public Wednesday-Friday,12:30-4:30 p.m. SFCC Student Art Exhibition winners announced Allen McPhersons painting, Day in the Life of a Mime, was purchased by the SFCC Art Department. It will be a permanent addition to the colleges McDearman Collection of art. Kiri Crommet received first place for her drawing Little Black Mirror M isti Rucks painting, The Painter, r eceived a first place award. Quin Miller received first place for his graphic Polar Cola. C ourtesy photo S FCC student Emmie Perriera (from left), pictured with Anne Reynolds and Norma Evans, received the first Tanglewood Art League grant for excellence in art studies. Perriera moved to Sebring at age 11 and has been an artist since elementary school, selling her first work at the age of 6. She plans to open her own gallery showcasing her painting, block painting, pottery and restored antiques. Perrieras drawing, The Ballerina, earned honorable mention at the Student Juried Art Exhibition. Sweet Staircase by Cierra Flowers won a first place award in photography. Alex Zachary received Best of Show for h er photo Night at the Fair
Page 6BNews-SunSunday, April 29, 2012www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday.To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory,call the NewsSun at 385-6155,ext.502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL 33852.invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m.and 3 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m.Thursday. For information contact (239 0390.Pastor Travis Vanderford. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way.Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine;and Awaiting His Coming.orshiping God in Spirit and in Truth.Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday:Worship, 7 p.m.Pastor Eugene Haas.Phone 471-0924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring.The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor.Sunday School, 10 a.m.;Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m.Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N.Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.George Hall, Pastor.Christ centered and biblically based.Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m.and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m.Sunday and 7 p.m.Wednesday.Prayer Time 6:30 p.m.on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m.are centered for all ages.Choir practice at5 p.m.Sunday.Church phone:4526556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A (truck route) in Avon Park.Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m.For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.;Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available.Ken Lambert, Pastor.Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825.Sunday:Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;Wednesday:Evening Service,7 p.m.;Children/Youth, 7 p.m. T elephone:453-4256.Fax:4536986.E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park, 100 N.Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev.Jon Beck, pastor;Charlie Parish, associate pastor/youth and families;Joy Loomis, music director;Rev.Johnattan Soltero, Hispanic pastor.Regular Sunday schedule:8:30 a.m.orchestra rehersal;9 a.m.Library open;9:30 a.m.Sunday School;11 a.m. Morning Worship;11 a.m. Childrens Church;6 p.m.evening worship.Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m.supper;6 p.m.Bible Study and Prayer;6:30 p.m.Adult Choir Practice;6 p.m.childrens choir rehearsals;7 p.m.mission programs.Hispanic Services: Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship service at 11 a.m.and evening worship at 7 p.m.Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m.Call 453-6681 for details. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S.27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid).Your place for family, friends and faith.Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m.Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m.Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m.Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ.Sunday night worship at 6 p.m.Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m.along with youth worship in the youth facility, a nd missions training for all children.Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863Website: www.fbclp.com.Email:firstname.lastname@example.org.Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities:Family dinner at 5 p.m.($4 per person, reservations required).Prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m.The church is at 119 E.Royal Palm St., Lake Placid.For information, call 465-3721 or go to www.fbclp.com. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S.98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages.Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m.and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m.worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet.First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love.For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church,Sebring, 200 E.Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.Telephone:385-5154.Dr. David E.Richardson, senior pastor; Rev.Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities;and Rev.Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults.Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.;Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m.Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old.Becky G otsch, director.Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S.Florida Ave., Avon Park.Mailing address is 710 W.Bell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Telephone, 453-5339.Rev.John D. Girdley, pastor.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.;11 a.m.Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876.Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.Sunday worship,1 0:30 a.m.Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church.Larry Ruse, pastor.Phone 655-1899.Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached.Sunday School begins at 9:30 a.m.;Sunday Worship service at 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m.Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 6 p.m.Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL 33870 (A half mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.;Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m.Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m.Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall.Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870.Welcome to the church where the always shines.Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.;and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m.End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m.on the last Sunday of each month.The Rev.J.S.Scaggs, pastor.Church phone:382-3552. Home phone:214-3025.Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC 4400 Sparta Road.Rev.Ken Geren, interim pastor.Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.;Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S.Commerce Ave., Sebring.David C.Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.;Evening Worship, 6 p.m.Wednesday:Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.;Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m.A nursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing.Office phone, 3850752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn, 7408 Valencia Road;655-2610. Assistant Pastor Ronald Smith, 386-1610.On U.S.98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance.Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC 3704 Valerie Blvd.(U.S.27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring.Tim Finch, pastor.Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.;and Sunday Evening Service,6 p.m.Wednesday:Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided.For information, call 3823695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757.Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor.Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m.in English and 7 p.m.in Spanish;Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m.in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m.Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m.Wednesday.Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St.Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring.Mailing address:882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049;fax, 385-5169; email, email@example.com ;website, www.stcathe.com .Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., firstname.lastname@example.org;Parochial Vicar, Rev.Victor Caviedes, 3853993;Assisting Priest (retired Rev.J.Peter Sheehan;Decons, Rev.Mr.James R.McGarry and Rev.Mr.Max M.Severe.Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m.to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.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 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 at4 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 a re 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 o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870;385-7443.We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway.Our hours of service are:Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.;Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.;Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.;Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O.Box 1118., AvonPark, FL 33825-1118.707 W. Main St.Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday:Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages;morning worship at 10:45 a.m.;and evening service at 6 p.m.Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m.with special services for children and adults.Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries.If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W.Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.;Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.;Evening service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening, 7 p.m.Classes for adult children and youth.Call 465-6916.Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible ChurchChurches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m.Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade.Sunday School Bible hour (all ages (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m.Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m.Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday.Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us.Don Seymour, Senior Pastor.Phon e 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP Its that wonderfult ime of year when the earth experiences thet ransition period between winter and summer.S pring is here; the days are l onger because the Earth is increasing its tilt toward the sun. Our hemisphere isw arming up and tender,green shoots are emerging from the s oil,flowers are blooming and insects are buzzing. This beautiful season is named fort he new growth that springs forth. W ildlife becomes active in the spring. Coming out from the colder months of winter, the warmth of the sun, growth of the plants anda vailability of food is enough to get them up and moving a round. Squirrels and smaller mammals begin to scurry around,which attracts largerm ammals such as bears,panthers and bobcats. Mother Nature has an amazing way of keeping everything in balance andh armony.When baby birds are pecking their way out of the egg,plenty of insects are flying around to keep them fed. B irds may be the most common indicator that spring has arrived. Migrant speciesb egin to appear and nests can be spotted within the trees. Insects have emerged fromt heir hiding places and begin to fly around attracting many o f the winged creatures. Butterflies emerge and feed on the new flowers pro-v iding them plenty of nectar. Dragonflies hatch from their w atery womb and take their first flight as adults. Colorful, fuzzy bumblebees waken from their winters rest and search out new sites for theirq ueen and workers. Frogs,toads and other a mphibians begin the long trek to their breeding sites. B eing creatures that require water to mate and reproduce, they converge on the pondst hat they may have originally hatched in. Coordinating t heir mating with the phases of the full moon,hundreds upon thousands of these creatures may be at the same place at the same time. Theirc ustoms and habits date back thousands of years. Toads a lso travel to mate,but they dont hop to their destination, t hey walk. And the trip can take them up to a month. Many snakes also wander tot he wet areas to find a tasty snack where the food is plent iful. Ponds may be a great place to spend a couple of spring nights during the full moon if you want to get a real taste of the season. W ildflowers burst forth beautiful,colorful blooms, c raving the long-awaited sunlight. They are in a hurry to get all the sun they canb efore the trees begin to put on their new leaves and shade them out. The new growth on the plants provides plenty of food for the critters that liven earby.They also make use of the great new nesting materials that the foliage gives. The greenery provides excellent shelter. S pring can be experienced in urban settings as well. Trees become new nestings ites for birds. The beautiful, winged critters will sing and whistle for us while were outi n the yard. They do this to attract mates and warn away t respassers. Butterflies will flit into the backyard and taste the new blooms in theg ardens. Even humming birds make an appearance from t ime to time feeding on the sweet nectar that brightly colored flowers provide. But not all creatures mate and reproduce in the springt ime. White tailed deer mate in the fall,but spring brings f orth the beautiful,fragile looking baby fawns. In fact, many creatures mate to thet iming of spring births when food is plentiful and weather is mild. The reality is that animals dont use calendars with dates the way humansd o. They use the seasons to guide them. When the weather and natural conditions are right,they do what they need to do. Mating,eat-i ng,migrating and nesting are all activities that are performed to the tune of the suna nd climate. Spring is a time of excitement and commotion in then atural communities. It is a time of awakening,courtship, r ebirth,smorgasbords of food choices and new arrivals. It is perhaps the best time tow atch wildlife and enjoy what nature has to offer. Corine Burgess is and E nvironmental Specialist for the H ighlands County Parks and N atural Resources Department. G uest columns are the opinion o f the writer, not necessarily those o f the News-Sun. Spring is natures time of rebirth, awakenings, arrivals and feeding frenzies N ews From T he W atershed Corine Burgess Courtesy photo Birds may be the most common indicator that spring has arrived. Migrant species begin to appear and nests full of b aby birds can be spotted within the trees.
Associated PressLOS ANGELES Chris Evans could feel the power of The Avengersfrom the moment he stepped on set. R eprising his role as Captain America,the 30year-old actor joins Robert Downey Jr.s Iron Man, Chris Hemsworths Thor,J eremy Renners Hawkeye, Scarlett Johanssons Black Widow and Samuel L. Jacksons Nick Fury in the long-awaited Marvel super-h ero romp,in theaters May 4. Just seeing his co-stars in their costumes was exciting, Evans said especially on the first day of shooting withD owney and Hemsworth. d never seen either one o f them before in their outfits. Obviously I loved the Iron Manmovies and I hadj ust seen Thorin the theater like a week prior,and I r emember coming to set and seeing both of them suited up and just thinking,I think my initial thought was, God,I wish I could work with those guys,he said. And the immediate afterthought was,(Expletive) I am! I am! Im in a suit too! Ic ant believe this!So that was a really nice geek moment for me. Downey,who already starred in two blockbuster Iron Manfilms,was like the leader of the pack,Evans said,establishing a warm feeling on set that fostered camaraderie among the cast. Hes the reason these movies are happening:If Iron Man had not done well, obviously we would not be doing these movies,he said. s like the matriarch.H s the dad. If he would have come to set with a diff erent attitude or certain disposition,the fish could rot from the head down. I cants ay enough about the guy. Hes such an amazing man: H is energy and his positivity and his friendliness and his charm,it just breeds allegiance,and as a result everyo ne just fell in line and it became a family right away, kind of thanks to him. Evans is a superhero star in his own right. He debutedh is character in last summers Captain America:The First Avenger,which took in more than $368 million. But he was happy to sharet he task of saving the planet with his fellow Avengers this time around. ith this movie,its such a load lifted coming to set g oing,Look at all these Oscar nominees that Im surrounded by,he said. Its like a dream summer camp or something. Not so dreamy was packi ng 20 pounds of muscle onto his naturally slender f rame. Evans spent hours in the gym and hours more eating protein a routinem any of his co-stars followed to become superheros ize. s such an uncomfortable feeling,said a slim and bearded Evans,looking nothi ng like his character during a recent tour to promote the film. When you get that big,your bones start aching in the mornings. All of as udden,none of your suits fit. Before production begins on the next Captain America film,Evans is taking onr oles far from the comicbook world. He recently finished shooting The Iceman,in which he plays a hit man opposite MichaelS hannon,Winona Ryder and James Franco. He was inspired to take the role because its nothing like his Captain America character, which he played in two con-s ecutive movies. It was like a year of playi ng this goody-two-shoes, and I just said man,I just want to go 180 degrees. Iw ant to find the most polar opposite role I can find,he s aid. This guys it. Next up for the actor is a film called Snowpiercer, which he describes as a p retty heavy drama with a sci-fi twist,starring Tilda Swinton,Ed Harris and Octavia Spencer. In October,Evans will be b ack in the gym and back o n that high-protein diet to prepare for his return to superhero status. The Captain America sequel starts shooting in January. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 29, 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 email@example.com Web site: redeemeravon.com .The church is at 839 HowesWay, Avon Park (two miles north of Sun N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells Dodge.) St.Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870.Sunday Services:Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m.Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m.The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends.Wednesday:Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m.Visitors are always welcome.The Rev.Jim Kurtz, rector.Church office 3857649, for more information. St.Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL 33852.Phone:4650051.Rev.Elizabeth L.Nelson, Rector.Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m.and 6 p.m.Wednesday evening:Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m.Child care available at the 8 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Sunday service.Come see what makes us different. EVANGELICAL FREE CHURCH OF AMERICA The Way Church EFCA, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring.Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m.and 10:30 a.m.Youth activities, 6:30 p.m.Wednesdays.The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship.Come early and stay after for fellowship time.Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor.The Way A place for you.Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:273-3674.Email: theway firstname.lastname@example.org .Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869.Dr.Randall Smith, senior pastor.Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.and 6 p.m.;Wednesday services at 7 p.m.We offer Kid CityChildrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers,and Bible studies in Spanish.Kid CityDay Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday:7 a.m.-6 p.m.(For registration call:385-3111).Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N.Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825.Phone:452-9777 or 4533771.Sunday service:Sunday School, 10 a.m.and worship, 11 a.m.Wednesday services:7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study.Pastor: W.H.Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E.Lakeview Drive., Sebring.David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev.Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month.Jim Helwig, organist/choir director.Worship service at 9:30 a.m.;Holy Eucharist is every Sunday.Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month;Ladies Group WELCA meets at noon second Monday of month with lunch.Bring a dish to pass.Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community.Like to sing? Come join the choir.Visitors always welcome.Come grow with us.Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School.Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m.Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise.Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship.Come worship and fellowship with us.For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring.Church phone:385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232.Rev.Gary Kindle, pastor. Traditional Worship service, 8 a.m. Sunday;Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month.Sunday school and Bible classes:9:15 a.m. Sunday.Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m.on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday.Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies.Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782to 2 p.m.Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m.to noon Saturday.All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC Association of Lutheran Churches, 3240 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.James Weed, pastor.Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday.Bible Study, 9 a.m.Nursery provided.Social activities:Choir, Missions, Evangelism.Phone 3852346. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELSellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELSSunday Worship at 10 a.m.;Bible Study, 9 a.m.For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E.Main St., Avon Park.Pastor:Rev.John C. Grodzinski.Sunday 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. W ednesday: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 M cQuaid, 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, email@example.com. Casey L.Downing, associate minister, caseydown firstname.lastname@example.org.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 email@example.com.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 C hurch in America.Sunday morning worship:Informal service, 8 a.m.;traditional service, 10:30 a.m.;Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; e vening 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: firstname.lastname@example.org ;Web site: www.cpcsebring.org .Rev.W. Darrell Arnold, pastor.Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m.Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E.Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL 33825.Phone:453-3242. The Rev.Robert Johnson is the pastor.Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.;Potluck dinner, 6 p.m.third Wednesday;choir practice, 6:30 p.m.each Wednesday;Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m.second Wednesday;Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m.second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m.third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL 33870.385-0107.Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.;Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 1 p.m.;Youth Group (middle and high school 3:30-6:30 p.m.;Wednesday:Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.;Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m.Nursery available during worship.Call the church office for more information and other classes.Rev.Darrell A.Peer, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 118 N.Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742.The Rev.Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev.Drew Severance, associate pastor.Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8 and 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary;contemporary worship is at 11 a.m.Sunday school classes for adults is at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m.and for all ages, adults and children, at 9:45 a.m.in the educational building. Wednesday:6:45 p.m., youth group (middle and high schoolursery and childrens ministry;7 p.m., adult small group Bible studies. Children/youth music ministry (Thursday):grades 3-5 chimes, 2:30 p.m.;grades 3-5 choir, 3:15 p.m.;grades 6-12 handbells, 3:15 p.m.Bible Counseling available by appointment, 699-0132.Call the church office for more information about the classes offered.Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Childrens Church offered during the worship s ervice to help them grow in their 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, email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday.Church Service 10:45 a.m.Saturday.Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m.Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m.till 2 p.m.A sale takes place the first Sunday of each month.Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades.ALL ARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N.State Road 17, Sebring;385-2438. Worship Services:9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m.Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m.Community service:every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr.Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m.Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872;(863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor;Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor.Family History Center (863 Sunday Services:Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.;Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m.to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.;Primary for children, 11:15 a.m.to 1 p.m.;Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m.Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m.Activity Days:8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship .Sunday:Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.;Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.;and Praise meeting and lunch, noon.Tuesday:Bible study, 6:30 p.m.;and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m.Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m.All meetings are at 120 N.Ridgewood Ave ., Sebring.For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext.110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church 105 S.Pine St., Sebring,FL 33870. The Rev.A.C.Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10a nd 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 M inistry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m.for women who love God and crocheting.Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852.The Rev.Fred Ball.pastor. Claude H.L.Burnett, pastoral assistant.Sunday schedule:Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.;Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.;New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m.Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning.Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.;High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship.Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com .Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St.John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL 33872.The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.;Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.;Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.Nursery provided for all services.Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98ing.The Rev.Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor.Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m.Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m.on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m.on Thursday.Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didnt reject people, neither do we.Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.and youll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive.Wre at the corner of Hammock and Hope.Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999;sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP CR OSSWORDSO LUTION Evans feels the power of superheroes in Avengers
Page 8BNews-SunSunday, April 29, 2012www.newssun.com WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used cars; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 3 3 1 1 9 9 By LEANNE ITALIE Associated PressNEW YORK There young and old,doctors andc hurchgoers,gay and straight and those are just the MEN who have devoured oh-so-naughty Fifty Shades of Grey,an erotic trilogyt hat has earned millions of women fans in a matter of weeks. Reading on iPads and Kindles or hurriedly pickingu p the books in stores,some didnt know about the romance part,thinking thes urprise best-sellers by newcomer E L James would be more American Psychot han steamy Harlequin. Others knew exactly what t hey were getting into,buying into the buzz since Vintage Books bought ther ights,shoring up a story that began as Twilightfan f iction and putting it out in handy trade paperback on April 3. Theres flogging and bondage and sex toys. And as teely control freak of a gazillionaire Christian Grey, a damaged sexual dominantwho enlists the virginal (not for longgec oed Anastasia Steele for rough-but-consensual role p lay. Jeremiah Wirth,a grad student and Iraqi war vet in M aine,said the opening book was nothing short of a life-changer. He read it on a business trip to magicalHawaii,r eturning home to Bangor a better man. I was away from my girlfriend. I was lonely and I was reading this book in thisb eautiful place and I thought it would be something fun and easy,said the 26-yearold Kurt Vonnegut and Star Warfan,just a year younger than the fictionalG rey. People hear about flogging and stuff like that in this book,and they dont get it. I became emotionallyi nvested in the love story, especially from the females perspective. That was important to me,to put myself in Anas shoes. It was over-w helming,and Ill never forget it,Wirth said. He was moved to send J ames an email,apologizing for assuming that your book was anything less thani t is:wonderful. And she responded,his d eep interest surprising even her,given that you dont fit the demographic of the read-e rship (women 17-100) but I am delighted that you e njoyed it. The book didnt shatter 66-year-old David Shobin in Smithtown,N.Y. The semiretired gynecologist andn ewbie romance reader who writes medical thrillers on t he side picked up the first Fifty Shadesto see for himself what all the hulla-b aloo was about. He liked it well enough a nd received hundreds of responses to a funny review he wrote on Amazon. At my age,my arthritis flared up just reading about Anas sexual gymnastics, Shobin wrote,adding that her pyrotechnic climaxesr esembled repetitively watching porn:after a while, it leaves me bored and yawning. He conceded a definite i nfectiousness to the plot but found it hard to believe Ana had absolutely no sexua l experience before literally stumbling into Gres office t o interview him for her college newspaper. I had an intellectual c uriosity,Shobin said in an interview. I dont quite know what to make of this sort of sexual activity but asa love story,it did succeed. W ill his wife be reading? Probably not,Shobin said. I told her a little bit about the bondage part and she showed very little inter-e st in that,so it was a short conversation. She mainly reads memoirs. J ohn Puckett,who is gay, spared no superlative from S an Dimas,Calif.,where he works as a theatrical manager about 20 miles east of d owntown Los Angeles. Usually preferring autobiography and true crime stories, hes now reading all three Fifty Shadesbooks for as econd time. I was pretty much hooked from the beginning, said Puckett,45. It grabs a hold of you and it doesnt letg o. Most appealing,he said,is Gres slowly unpeeled vulnerability,that lost,hurt little boy who craves nothing more than to be deserving ofu nconditional love. The books are flying off the shelves at the Books & Books stores in south Florida. James opens herf irst U.S. tour in Miami on Sunday. Movie rights have already been sold and the guessing game is on over who will play the lusty leadc haracters. I first found out about the books back in December,f rom men who wanted to buy them for their wives, said Mitchell Kaplan,whoo wns the Florida stores. ou really got the sense t hat these books are helping relationships in some way. Dr. Mehmet Oz sees that p otential,dedicating a recent show to exploring the books w ith an audience of women and,yes,men who have read them. This woman has gotten people talking about sex in aw ay that no one else could get them to talk about it,he s aid Tuesday night from the red carpet of a gala honoring Time magazines 100 mosti nfluential people in the world James included w ith the likes of President Barack Obama and Rihanna. Are sex lives changing, m arriages evolving? There not tying up their women. Its not about sadism,Oz said of men drawn to the books. What it is about is people having an honest conversation about what sex should be like,what makes it feel better,what are the timingi ssues,how do we make it an important issue in our life rather than an afterthought. When the guys get into it I know weve got something going. J ames,a Londoner and former TV producer with two teen sons,didnt attend the event but has called the books her mid-life crisis.S he replaced her original Twi-names as her story jumped from free downloads promoted on fan sites to notfree e-books and hard copyf rom an Australian publisher, then finally Vintage,the paperback home to ToniM orrison and Albert Camus. Bob James,an ex-Marine and dad of four grown chil-d ren,has heard of those two, but hes also a regular r omance reader and a wilightfan. He first read Fifty Shadeswhen it wass till fan fiction,coming across it on Facebook and a s ite for Twi-moms. Most people who criticize it havent read it,said the 50-year-old James,who is not related to the author. They take things out of context and just pick the sex s cenes out. I liked the romance. Ana is drawing him away froma ll the bondage stuff. His wife,a regular volunt eer at their church,rolled her eyes when he read her excerpts,ut not the sex p arts,he said. Has he picked up any marital pointers from the attentive yet troubled Grey? I learned that I do need t o show more of a protective nature toward her in public, said James,in Manassas,Va. Theres something thats drawing women to read ita nd it would behoove a man to know what that is. BOOKS Men are fans, too, of Fifty Shades of Grey
BUSINESS C SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, April 29, 2012 SFCC; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main, bachelors degre; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 8 8 9 9 5 5 0 0 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 CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c email@example.comSEBRING Barbara Cook was riding a high Tuesday morning as shed rove a bus so new it still smelled of the showroom from assisted livi ng center to assisted living center, letting people know about an alternative transportation service now pro-v ided by New Concepts,which,with Visions ADT,Cook founded and d irects. The bus,the result of a Florida Department of Transportation grant, has 12 seats and tie down space for two wheelchairs. There is room for walkers. Our goal is to get people out into the community,Cook said. We will be transporting people all over the county. Cook emphasized several times that because of grant restrictions,the servi ce provides transportation to nonmedical locations only. It does not provide transportation to doctor New bus offers seniors a ride News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY R esidents of Fair Havens Assisted Living Center check out the brand new bus provided by New Concepts. The new transportation service is available to anyone in Highlands County who is over 60 years of age, disabled, or a veteran. Patricia Hale sits in front to the left. Norval Brownlee is on the right. S ee BUS,page 3C S pecial to the News-SunA VON PARK South Florida Community Colleges Corporate and Community Education Department is offering a variety o f workshops and classes to help improve workplace skills and productivity this summ er at the SFCC Highlands Campus,Avon Park. Learn the basics of Photoshop to correct, enhance,crop,resize images,merge images together,create artistic backgrounds forP owerPoint presentations,and more. This Photoshop workshop will be offered from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday,May 15. The course number (CRN Get organized with the Introduction to Evernote workshop,the most popular prod uction app available today. Install Evernote on your computer,smartphone,or tablet for free. Evernote organizes text,graphics, s ound,and data files so you have access to them everywhere. Be sure to create your E vernote account at www.evernote.com before the class. This workshop will be offered from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday,May 22. The course number (CRN costs $30. D id you know you can create your own website quickly using Google Sites? Learn how to at the Web Design Using Google Sites workshops. Google will host the site free; no knowledge of HTML is required. If you do not have gmail,be sure to create your a ccount at www.gmail.com before the class. This workshop will be offered from 5:307:30 p.m. Tuesday,May 29. The course n umber (CRN Learn to create,format,save and print b asic spreadsheets,formulas,and charts in Introduction to MS Excel 2010. This workshop will be offered from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday,June 5. The course number (CRN is 30764 and costs $30. T ake your Excel spreadsheets to the next level; learn to sort and filter data,create cross-sheet formulas and more at the Intermediate Excel workshop. This workshop will be offered from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 12. The course number (CRN5 and costs $30. A re you ready to get some great bargains o n eBay,but are nervous about bidding and b uying? Maybe you are ready to sell all tha t stuff you have around the house,but have no idea how to become an eBay seller. Sign up for the Buying and Selling on eBay workshop to learn how to buy and sell on eBay like a pro. This workshop will be offered from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday,June 19. Thec ourse number (CRN $ 30. A ll above listed classes are held at the SFCCs Corporate Education offers new training classes See SFCC,page 2C Disastrous wedding mishaps havel ong been a comedy staple,probably because so many of us can relate. What brideor groom-to-b e hasnt had nightmares about hurricane-force windsb lowing over the reception tent or a drunken cousinf alling into the wedding cake? B esides the potential for embarrassing memories, theres a lot of money ats take:The average wedding in 2012 will cost nearly $ 27,000,not including the honeymoon about what youd pay for a wellappointed new car. Just as you wouldnt drive off the lot without car insurance,soy ou might want to consider buying wedding insurance. It usually costs only a few hundredd ollars but could save you tens of thousands if horr endous weather, sudden illness or a bankrupt vendorr uins your day. Many insurance compan ies now offer wedding insurance. Typically,policies will reimburse you ford eposits and charges youve paid to wedding vendors,as w ell as travel costs and other expenses incurred,if you need to cancel or postpone Should you buy wedding insurance? Personal Finance Jason A lderman See WEDDING,page 2CCLASSIFIED PAGE4 C
SFCC Highlands Campus in Avon Park. Learn how to create a new c ompany file,work with lists,set up your items,track customers and sales,track vendors and expenses and track sales tax in theI ntroduction to QuickBooks workshop. It will be held from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday,June5 and Thursday,June 7 at the SFCC Lake Placid Center. The course number( CRN) is 30780 and costs $129.99. L earn how to customize QuickBooks,track time,set up and use payroll,pay lia-b ilities and taxes,purchase and manage inventory,build i nventory assemblies,track sales orders and back orders and more in the Intermediate QuickBooks workshop. It will be held from 7-9 p.m.T uesday,June 12 and Thursday,June 14 at the S FCC Lake Placid Center. The course number (CRN 30781 and costs $129.99. I n just 12 weeks,learn key Spanish terms and express ions that are important for communicating in a working environment in theW orkplace Spanish Class. Each class participant will receive a written manual w ith Spanish phrases,an audio CD for listening in y our car or stereo and a companion Click IT CDROM for PC use. It will be held from 6-8 p.m. Mondays, May 7-July 30 at the SFCCH ighlands Campus. The course number (CRN 30465 and costs $195. The CPR Instructor Training program is designed to teach participants the fundamentals oft eaching Basic Life Support. Regardless of your current l evel of expertise,our comprehensive Instructor training class will help to make you a knowledgeable and competent Instructor. Upons uccessful completion of the course and succeeding student teaching requirements the Instructor candidate will be issued an American HeartA ssociation instructor card that will allow them to teach CPR and offer AHA course completion cards. It will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday,May 19 at the SFCC Highlands Campus. The course number (CRN 30737 and costs $135 and includes a course book. There are special require-m ents for this class; contact Lorrie Key for more inform ation at 784-7033 or e-mail C orporate Training at firstname.lastname@example.org u. F irst Aid Training classes p rovide employee training for designated first respond ers,or individuals needing credentialed training for job or regulatory requirements. T his course covers first aid basics,medical,injury and environmental emergencies and AED use. Students will also complete a written e xam. The cost is $30 and will be held on the SFCC H ighlands Campus,Avon P ark. For a detailed class schedule,e-mail email@example.com or c all 784-7033. The CPR Training classes w ith Basic Life Support through the American Heart Association is being offeredf or students who need to k now how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving s kills,in a wide variety of i n-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. Students will participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations,work with an American Heart AssociationC ertified BLS instructor to c omplete Basic Life Support (BLS s kills testing and complete a written exam. The cost is $30. For a detailed class schedule,e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 784-7033. The New Miner Training Course develops and instillsi n new miners an attitude of safety,trains miners to do e ach task safely and correctly and how to identify hazards and prevent accidents. This is a three-day class offered on the SFCC Hardee Campus. The cost is $130. For a schedule of available classes,e-mail corporate-t email@example.com, o r call 784-7033. T he Miner Refresher Training Course reaffirms and reinforces a miners safety attitude formed during N ew Miner Training. It provides the most current information available on various t opics,and recognizes and rewards miners for their safe w ork attitude. This is a oneday class offered on the SFCC Hardee Campus. The c ost is $95. For a schedule of available classes,e-mail c firstname.lastname@example.org,or call 784-7 033. CDL Refresher Courses are available by appointmento nly.The class andB r efresher course is offered to experienced drivers whoh ave allowed their CDL to l apse,or for some reason h ave let their CDL revert back to a regular class E license. The course is o ffered in either eight-hour or 72-hour increments. This course offers one-on-one training that is needed top ass the CDL skills test, providing the applicant is already competent in drivinga commercial vehicle,either class or B.ContactL orrie Key at 784-7033 for more information. CDL Exams are available by appointment only.The State of Florida CDL exam c onsists of three parts:pret rip inspection,basic controls skills test and driving skills test. The CDL Exam lasts 30-45 minutes and is mandated by the state of Florida. Contact Lorrie Keya t 784-7033 for more information. Register in Building B at the Highlands Campus or any SFCC campus or center. For more information,con-t act Corporate Education at 4 53-6661,465-5300,7732252,or 494-7500,ext. 7033 or by e-mailing CorporateTraining@south-f lorida.edu. Page 2CNews-SunSunday, April 29, 2012www.newssun.com GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 4/29/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 3 3 3 3 0 0 C ontinued from page 1C the wedding for a covered reason. C overage options,costs and limitations vary widely, s o read the fine print carefully. When comparing policies,pay attention to deductibles,maximum coverage limits,exclusions and deadlines for purchasing various options. Probably the most important coverage is personal l iability insurance. Many venues require liability insurance and either include it in the rental cost or require you to submit a certificate of insurance f rom your own policy. B efore buying additional l iability coverage,check how much coverage your h omeowners insurance p rovides and whether it applies to wedding events you may need a special rider or want to buy addit ional coverage through an u mbrella policy. M ake sure all major wedd ing suppliers maintain t heir own liability insura nce. In addition,any v enue providing alcoholic beverages should carry liquor liability insurance. To be safe,you may want to buy your own host liquor liability coverage as well. O ther common options i nclude: E xtreme weather. If wedd ing party members or the majority of guests cannot reach the wedding because of severe weather conditions (snowstorm,earthquake,hurricane),rescheduling costs will be covered. Note:Gloomy skies or drizzle dont qualify. If a member of the wedd ing party or immediate f amily is seriously injured, b ecomes too ill to attend or dies suddenly,rescheduling c osts will be covered. However,illness or injury caused by preexisting conditions may be excluded. I f an essential vendor goes out of business or d oesnt show up,youre covered for deposits paid a nd possibly for the complete cost to reschedule thee vent. Some policies will pay to r estage the wedding (including travel costs,cake and flowers,etc.) with thep rincipal participants and immediate family members i f the photographer fails to appear,botches the shots, or the negatives are lost, stolen or damaged; others may only pay an allowancet oward reshoots. G ift coverage pays to repair or replace lost,stol e n or damaged non-monetary gifts. W edding attire coverage will pay to repair or replace t he bridal gown and other special attire bought or rented for the bride,groom o r attendants,when lost, stolen or damaged. And finally,some insurers now provide change of heartcoverage in case theb ride or groom gets cold feet. If thats a real possibility,you should probably invest in premarital counseling before looking atc akes and bridesmaid dresses. J ason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. C ontinued from page 1C BUSINESS SFCC offers varitey of coorporate training classes Be sure to read fine print before purchasing wedding insurance Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Vicki Spires,president of the board of the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce,announces that Mary Basso,owner/publisher Coffee News of F.L.A.,has been appointed as the vice president of the board. Mary brings a wealth of knowledge to the Board and we look forward to working with her in her new capacity,Spires said. Contact information for the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce is 465-4331, email@example.com, www.visitlakeplacidflorida.c om. Basso named vice president of chamber board Mary Basso M etro W eddings are usually happy occasions. But sometimes t hings can go wrong, which is when wedding insurance would come in handy.
www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, April 29, 2012Page 3C 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 DR. LEE, IKE; 1.736"; 3"; Black; 4/29/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 3 3 2 2 5 5 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 4/29/12; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 3 3 2 2 6 6 Special to the News-SunSEBRING Norm and Mandy Elliott,of N extage Floridian Living Realty,have already closed more than $2,000,000 in sales in the first four months of 2012, announced Terri Futch,owner of the firm. While most people are asking is the real e state market picking up?The Elliotts are asking when do you want to move?says F utch. The Elliotts only began selling real estate in Highlands County in October 2010,andt hey rank in the top five of real estate agents in the county in number of volume. F or about five years Mandy was an active real estate agent in Michigan and Norms real estate experience was primarily as a h omeowner and the two of them,together, make a dynamic force. They are inspired by their family of six children,the youngest being 9 months and the oldest 16 years old. T hey are careful to manage their time wisely and focus on folks who are ready to do b usiness now,because it is important to them to spend quality time with their young family. The Elliotts focus daily on looking for people who want to buy or sell real estate.T he real estate market in Highlands County has been fantastic. More than 60 percent of t he sales (according to the local Multiple Listing Service) are cash sales,where no bank financing is needed. T heir advice to homeowners in need of selling is to price their home competitively b ased on todayvalues and not of four years ago and to do what they can to make their property attractive to prospective buye rs. Nextage Floridian Living Realty is at 2031 US 27 South,and their phone number is 658-1737. Elliotts close more than $2M in first four months of year Courtesy photo Norm and Mandy Elliott, of Nextage Floridian Living Realty, are inspired by their six children to sell real estate. a ppointments or hospital tests. Anyone who is older than 60,or disabled,or a veteran, however,may use the servicet o go shopping,play bingo, attend a concert at South Florida Community College, or a government meeting just about to any ordinary ors pecial event. There is a small fee. The grant only covered 90 per-c ent of the cost of the bus, Cook said. It takes an average of 10 passengers,at $5a piece,to cover the costs of running it,so the typical r ound trip fare is $5. Longer trips,for example to Bok Tower or the BrightonC asino,would cost more. The key,said Cook,is k eeping the full so it is affordable. Cook said using the bus will be simple,and also available to those living ont heir own. Every month Cook will r elease a calendar with the scheduled trips listed. To streamline things even fur-t her,Cook said many trips will be on the same day and t ime every week for easy planning. For example,the bus is already committed to getting folks to the Sebring ElksC lub bingo game every Sunday night at 5 p.m. and picking them up at 9 p.m.T here are also regularly scheduled trips to both Walmart stores and Publix. A glance at the current calendar tells when a convenient r outine trip is scheduled or a trip to a special event. Simply call New Concepts atl east two days ahead and get put on the pick-up list. P assengers are told when the bus will arrive to pick them up. The service is door to door. Should an individual need a companion to help with the shopping,the companion m ay ride the bus for $5,too. Groups may reserve the bus for a special outing oft heir own,although that requires advance notice. C ook has two older buses available as well. As one bus fills up,another will be put into use. Passengers will be dropped o ff in the same order they were picked up. re doing this because i t is needed,Cook said. Its new,she added,so well find bumps and obstaclesa long the way,but we can figure things out as we go a long. We intend to listen to the individuals in the community. We want the service to provide what the most numb er of people want to do. This is meant to be a winwin situation. People get a chance to get out and be a part of life,and stores andb usinesses gain customers. For more information,to b e added to the email or snail mail list,call Cook at 6581044 between 8 a.m. and3 :30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Continued from page 1C Bus offers those in need a needed ride to activities The key is keeping the van full so it is a ffordable.BARBARACOOK Visions ADTdirector BUSINESS Courtesy photo Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce 2012 Administrative Professional of the Yearwinner is Cindy Warrick (leftesbyterian Church with Pastor Ray Cameron, First Presbyterian Churchand Eileen May, executive director of the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce. This event was sponsored by Home & Office Essentials, Miller Central Air and Wauchula State Bank. Warrick honored by Chamber By TOM KRISHER AP Auto WriterDETROIT General Motors CEO Dan Akersons compensation tripled in 2011 to $7.7 million as the company posted the biggest profit in its history. But the automaker complained in its annual proxy statement on Thursday that pay for Akerson and other executives isnt competitive with similar companies because of government-imposed limits. The lower pay,GM said,limits its ability to attract and keep top talent. Akerson earned $1.7 million in salary,up from $566,667 in 2010. He got stock awards valued at $5.95 million for 2011,his first full year as CEO. Stock awards in 2010, when he was CEO for only three months,were $1.77 million. Akerson,63,a former private equity and telecommunications executive,also got $55,000 in other benefits including use of GM company cars and contributions to savings accounts. He joined GMs board after the company emerged from bankruptcy protection in 2009, became CEO in September of 2010 and chairman in January of last year. Top executive pay at GM is controlled by the U.S. Treasury Department,since the government still owns about 30 percent of GMs stock. The government got the stock in exchange for a $49.5 billion bailout that saved GM from financial ruin in 2008 and 2009. The automaker said in the filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that government pay limits forced it to pay Akerson and others less than their counterparts at peer companies. GM made a record $7.6 billion last year on strong sales in North America and Asia. The government restrictions,which affect six current and former senior executives and 100 more of GMs top earners,limit cash payments and shift compensation to long-term stock. These constraints do not permit us to reward our senior executives in a manner reflecting the level of achievement of our business plan, GM said in its filing. Appropriately recognizing and rewarding these key contributors and competing with other large, multinational employers to attract and retain fresh talent with critical skill sets is extremely difficult within the compensation constraints. Because of the pay constraints, Akersons package is in the bottom 25 percent of CEO compensation for comparable companies,GM said. Akerson made a little more than one-fourth of what Ford paid CEO Alan Mulally last year. Mulallys compensation rose 11 percent to $29.5 million. He got more than $5 for every vehicle Ford sold,while Akerson was paid roughly 85 cents per car and truck sold. GM CEO gets $7.7 million pay package for 2011 B y ANNE DINNOCENZIO AP Retail WriterNEW YORK Walmart shoppers now will be able to pay cash for online purchases. T he worlds largest retailer on Thursday said it will allow shoppers to buy items on Walmart.com and then pay for them with cash at allo f its 3,800 U.S. stores. The discounter says its the first major retailer to offer shoppers the opportunity to purchase online without a bank account,or credit,debit or prepaid card. Walmart Stores Inc. is trying to cater more to its customers who dont have access to those financial services. After all,only a bout 15 percent of Walmarts its transactions are paid using a credit card. The company,based in Bentonville,Ark.,the initiative was well received when it tested it in a few stores in various parts of the country over the past six weeks. e are going to touch a segment of the American public who hasnt been able t o participate online without going through a lot of hoops,said Joel Anderson, president and CEO of Walmart.com. I t works like this: Customers go to the website to select the item and place an order. During checkout, they can select the casho ption and their shipping preference. The shopper then has 48 hours to take the printed order confirmation to the cash register at a Walmart store. Once the order is paid,the customers can either arrange to have the items shipped to a store for free or to another address for a fee. Walmart offers online shoppers a cash option Buy online, pay in cash at any of 3,800 stores in the U.S.
I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000513 SEC.: Civil U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE CREDIT SUISSE FIRST BOSTON MORTGAGE SECURITIES CORP., HOME EQUITY PASS THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1, Plaintiff, v. RONALD F. KELLY A/K/A RONALD KELLY; KEISHA SMITH; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(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; BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.; SEAN W. FIELDER; DAWN FIELDER; AND FINANCIAL INDEPENDENCE SERVICES, CO Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Granting Plaintiff's Motion to Reschedule Foreclosure Sale dated April 19, 2012, entered in Civil Case No. 28-2010-CA-000513 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 15th day of May, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, Courthouse Basement, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: THE SOUTHERLY 1/2 OF LOT 6, ALL OF LOT 5, AND ALL OF LOT 4, LESS AND EXCEPT THE SOUTHERLY 15 FEET THEREOF, LYING IN BLOCK 270, LAKE SEBRING SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, AT PAGE 16, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE WHERE THE COMMON LINE OF LOTS 3 AND 4 INTERSECTS CLEVELAND ROAD; THENCE RUN NORTHWESTERLY ALONG CLEVELAND ROAD A DISTANCE OF 15 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE RUN NORTHEASTERLY AND PARALLEL TO THE COMMON LINE OF LOTS 3 A ND 4 TO THE REAR LOT LINE OF LOT 4; THENCE RUN NORTHWESTERLY ALONG THE REAR OF LOTS 4, 5 AND 6 A DISTANCE OF 130.50 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTHWESTERLY ALONG THE CENTER LINE O F LOT 6 TO POINT ON CLEVELAND ROAD; THENCE RUN SOUTHEASTERLY ALONG CLEVELAND ROAD A DISTANCE OF 110 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Office of the Court Administrator Phone: (863 TDD: (863 or (800Florida Relay Service much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid of service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. DATED AT SEBRING, FLORIDA THIS 19TH DA Y OF APRIL, 2012. By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA April 29; May 6, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-676GCS SECTION NO. Civil MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION f/k/a MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, v. CHARLES D. SMYTH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHARLES D. SMYTH; MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION F/K/A MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; TENANT #1; TENANT #2; and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS 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, Defendants. AMENDED NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment entered on March 6 2012 in this case in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, the real property described as: Lots 21 and 22, Block 35, SEBRING LAKES UNIT 2C, according to the plat thereof recorded at Plat Book 7, Page 10, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Physical Address: 13304 W. Waterway Drive, Sebring, FL 33875-9672 will be sold at public sale to the highest and best bidder for cash, on 15th day of MAY, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. at the Highlands County Courthouse, 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk DATE: April 17, 2012 April 29; May 6, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282010CA000073AOOOXX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. DIPCHAND PANCHU; JANKI PANCHU; UNKNOWN TENANTS(S PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 19th day of April, 2012, and entered in Case No. 282010CA000073AOOOXX, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. is the Plaintiff and DIPCHAND PANCHU, JANKI PANCHU and UNKNOWN TENANTS(S PROPERTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 16th day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 15, BLOCK A, CLEARVIEW TERRACE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 42, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 20th day of April, 2012. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk April 29; May 6, 2012 IN THE COUNTY COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. CC 11-646 MCS CONTRACTING, INC., a Florida corporation d/b/a STEWART CONSTRUCTION Plaintiff, vs RICHARD ALLEN ROSE, SR., deceased, et al Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause in the County Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lot 1, of THE SUBDIVISION OF THE NORTH 1/2 OF LOT 47, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 36, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, the said North 1/2 of Lot 47, being a part of a subdivision of Government Lots 1 and 2 and one-half acre of lot 3, in Section 32, Township 34 South, Range 29 East, per Plat Book 3, Page 13, Public Records of DeSoto (now H ighlands) County Florida. Said parcel being also described as Lot 1 of Kilarney Court Subdivision situated at the Southwest corner of the intersection of Lake View Drive and Kenilworth Boulevard, having a width of 100 feet along Lake View Drive a nd a depth of 175 feet, Less Right-of-Way described in Order of Taking recorded in O.R. Book 160, Page 37, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the 22nd day of May A.D., 2012. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk Circuit Court (Seal Deputy Clerk *In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of Courts office at 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870-3701, Telephone 863-402-6500 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired (TDDV 1 -800-955-8770, Via Florida Relay Service. April 29; May 6, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: 10-799 GCS CARRIE M. STOLPMANN; ESTATE OF ROBERT J. LEWISON, Deceased; and ROSE MARIE STOLPMANN, Plaintiffs, vs. LOUIS DE ANGELIS and CYNTHIA DE ANGELIS, his wife, and BOLLMAN'S ELECTRIC COMPANY,a Florida corporation, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 ``PLEASE PUBLISH IN THE NEWS-SUN'' NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in this case now pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the 15th day of May, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to-wit: Lot 5, Block C, of PLACID PARK LAND FIRST ADDITION, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 13, at Page 2, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. a/k/a 12400 S. Jefferson Avenue, Lake Placid, Florida 33852 ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. ORDERED at Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, this 18th day of April, 2012. BOB GERMAINE As Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk April 29; May 6, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: PC 12-186 GCS SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, a special district and a public corporation of the State of Florida, Plaintiff, LONNIE L. ROSE a/k/a LONNIE ROSE and SARITA R. ROSE f/k/a SARITA R. CARTER, Husband and Wife, if alive and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against LONNIE L. ROSE a/k/a LONNIE ROSE and SARITA R. ROSE f/k/a SARITA R. CARTER and all claimants under any of such party; GROW FINANCIAL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION f/k/a MACDILL FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; and ONEMAIN FINANCIAL, INC., a Foreign corporation, f/k/a CITIFINANCIAL SERVICES, INC., a Foreign corporation; Defendants. NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY TO: LONNIE L. ROSE a/k/a LONNIE ROSE and SARITA R. ROSE f/k/a SARITA R. CARTER, Husband and Wife, if alive and if not, their unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against LONNIE L. ROSE a/k/a LONNIE ROSE and SARITA R. ROSE f/k/a SARITA R. CARTER, and all claimants under any of such party; 3821 Palazzo Street, Sebring, FL 33872 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose certain bonded capital improvements and operation and maintenance assessments on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: The Property: 3821 Palazzo Street, Sebring, FL 33872. Lot 29, Block 019, Unit 02, Sun 'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat thereof rec orded in Plat Book 9, Page 48, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Property Tax Identification No.: C-04-34-28-020-0190-0290 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to John K. McClure, Esquire, JOHN K. MCCLURE, P.A., 211 South Ridgewood Drive, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plaintiff's attorney, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled court on or before May 14, 2012 otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 17th day of April, 2012. ROBERT W. GERMAIN CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration at Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; telephone (863 402-6591, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V via Florida Relay Service. April 29; May 6, 2012 Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of KARLSON LAW GROUP located at 301 Dal Hall Blvd., in the County of Highlands, in the City of Lake Placid, Florida 33852 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Lake Placid, Florida, this 25th day of April, 2012. Pamela T. Karlson, P.A. April 29, 2012 1050Legals PUBLIC NOTICE OF INTENTION TO APPLY TO THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS T O VACATE AN EASEMENT Notice is hereby given that the Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, upon petition of Deborah A. Kos, will be on the 15th day of May, 2012, at 9:00 A.M., in the Board of County Commissioner's Meeting Room at 600 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, consider and determine whether the county will vacate the easement described below and renounce and disclaim any rights of the County and the public in and to the easement and land in connection therewith. The easement is described as: A portion of a 25 foot easement as shown on Lot 164, OAK BROOK, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 15, Page 138, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northwesterly corner of said Lot 164; thence South 52 degrees 18'58'' East, along the Northerly property line of said Lot 164, 24.78 feet; thence South 01 degrees 07'52'' East, 5.07 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence South 68 degrees 36'14'' East, 26.31 feet; thence South 60 d egrees 00'41'' West, 30.73 feet; thence North 52 degrees 18'58'' West, 7.36 feet; thence North 21 degrees 13'01'' East, 21.95 feet to the point of Beginning. Containing 393 square feet, more or less. Persons interested may appear and be heard at the time and place specified above. Any person who might wish to appeal any decision made by the Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, in public hearing or meeting is hereby advised that he will need a record of the proceedings, and for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made which will include the testimony and evidence upon which such appeal is to be based. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. ``Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact Melissa Bruns, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice 863-402-6508 (TTY 711, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting to permit coordination of the service.'' BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Chairman ATTEST: Robert W. Germaine, Clerk April 29; May 6, 2012 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE No. 11-288-GCS HSBC BANK USA, N.A., AS TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST AND FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF ACE SECURITIES CORP. HOME EQUITY LOAN TRUST, SERIES 2007-ASAP1, ASSET BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, P laintiff, vs. ADOLFO HERRERA-ALVARADO, INGRID GRAESSEL HERRERA, Defendants. Notice of Action TO: Ingrid Graessel Herrera Residence Unknown If living: if dead, all unknown parties claiming interest by, through, under or against the above named defendant(s ties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other claimants; and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following described property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 69, BLOCK 260, OF SUN N' LAKES ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 13, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 71, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Street Address: 3432 SUNRISE DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33872 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Steven J. Clarfield, Esquire, Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 500 Australian Avenue South, Suite 730, West Palm Beach, FL 33401, within 30 days after the date of the first publication of this notice and file the original with the Clerk of this Court, otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on April 19, 2012. Bob Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk Clarfield, Okon, Salomone & Pincus, P.L. Attorney for Plaintiff 500 Australian Avenue South, Suite 730 West Palm Beach, FL 33401 Telephone: (561 A pril 29: May 6, 2012 Insight Auctioneers 5000 State Rd 66, Sebring FL 3 3875 SURPLUS AUCTION Vehicle, Equip, Misc Including: School Board of Highlands County, City of Avon Park, Sun N Lake of Sebring Saturday, May 12th at 9:00am April 29; May 6, 11, 2012 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT, TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2012-209 -CICI D IVISION: HARDER HALL RESORT CLUB, LAKESIDE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, vs. BILLY CUNNINGHAM, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Cunningham, Billy and Roberteen Cunningham 4911 W. 185th Court Country Club Hills, IL 60478 Dillard, George S, III and Renee B. Dillard 311 Revolution Drive Peachtree, City, GA 30269 Farias, Mildred K. 58 Shad Road W Pound Ridge, NY 10576 Flinn Enterprises, LLC Registered Agent: Thomas W. Flinn, Jr. 1265 21st Street SW Vero Beach, FL 32962 Audrey I. Bulmer 11888 192nd Avenue Big Rapids, MI 49307 Bevelle, Calvin D.; Calvin Michael Bevelle and Mark A. Bevelle 23492 Donaldson Street Clinton Township, MI 48035 Claybourne, Susan W. and Florence E. Wicker 245 Collier Road Knoxville, TN 37922 H ollenbeck, Enzo W. and Karen A. Hollenbeck PO Box 232 Thomaston, ME 04861 McDonald, W. Louis; PO Box 412 Gatlinburg, TN 37738 O'Neal, M. Wells and Mary H. Wells 310 Bynum Ridge Road Forest Hill, MD 21050 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose the Claim of Lien on the following described real property, located in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: Unit Numbers and Week Numbers in HARDER HALL RESORT CLUB, LAKESIDE I, A Condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, as recorded in Official Records Book 735, Page 0082, in the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Unit Weeks 05 16, 18, 21 13 16, 50, 51 Unit Numbers and Week Numbers in HARDER HALL RESORT CLUB, LAKESIDE II, A Condominium, according to the Declaration of Condominium thereof, as recorded in Official Records Book 804, Page 0001, in the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Unit Weeks 16 24 17 27, 45 18 07, 16 22 20 24 12 25 32 27 15 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defense, if any, on the Plaintiff's attorney, to-wit: ROBERT E. KRAMER, ESQUIRE 555 West Granada Boulevard, Suite A-9 Ormond Beach, FL 32174 U.S.A. and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before May 29, 2012, otherwise a default judgment may be entered against you for the relief sought in the Complaint to foreclose the Claim of Lien held by the Plaintiffs. WITNESS MY HAND AND OFFICIAL SEAL of this Court, this 19th day of April, 2012. HIGHLANDS COUNTY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk April 29; May 6, 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 a ds 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 (22o 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. Ads for Pets, stating Free to Good Home, are allowed to be placed under the Bargain Buy category. 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By DAN HOEHNE firstname.lastname@example.orgA VON PARK Red Devil head coach Whit Cornell had one hope, aside from winning FridaysD istrict 10-4ATournament title, as his squad was fini shing up their pre-game warm ups. I just hope they make it easier, he said of his card iac kids propensity to keep games as dramatic as possible. Well, his squad kept up their season-long trend and made things anything but easier in the 4-0 win over Frostproof. You want drama? How about Avon Park not scoring their first run until the top of the seventh? And that first run being followed by the teamsfirst hit of the game? Oh it was an odd night at Head Field for the overflow crowd of Red Devil fans and Frostproof followers alike. Starting with Avon Park having the designation as the visitors on itshome field, due to the regular season district standings. And even though the Devils didnt have their first base hit until the seventh, thats not to say they didnt have their scoring opportunities. Starting in the first as lefty Clayton Barnes, while keeping Avon Park off balance, was also having trouble locating the strike zone consistently. Tyrone Perry drew a leadoff walk, but was forced at second on a Lane Crosson grounder. Trey Marley then also drew a walk and both runners moved up on a wild pitch, though Crosson got caught rounding third a bit too aggressively and was soon tagged out in the ensuing rundown though Marley moved all the way up to third. Alfred Brown and Anthony Caruthers each drew walks to load the bases, but a grounder to third ended the inning. Brad Torres, meanwhile, took to the hill for the first time in 10 days and looked back in form. His last couple outings, he was up in the zone, Cornell said. He didnt pitch bad, but he didnt have his usual command. But tonight he was strong and sharp. Other than Marcus Bobb reaching on an error, Torres got through the first with little problem and retired the side in order in the second and third, totaling three strike outs in the two frames. But Barnes, while issuing four walks in the second and third combined, was keeping the Devils off the board in both hits and runs. It wasnt until the bottom of the fourth, when Bobb lead off with a single to center, that the first hit of the game was recorded, though Torres worked around it to keep the goose eggs rolling. With one out in the fifth, both Brown and Caruthers drew walks from Barnes, ending the southpaws night in favor of right-hander Trevor Ard. Astrike out followed, but Torri Pringle reached on an error to load the bases. SPORTS D SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, April 29, 2012 News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Blake Fort continued her trek to state, taking third at the Region 2-3A meet in the pole vault Thursday. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE S tephen Flowers dives home safely with Avon Parks first, and winning, run in Fridays district championship game. Red Devils safe at home B y DAN HOEHNE d email@example.comThe numbers were whittled down, as would be expected, going from districts to regionals to regionals to state. But what Sebrings track and field athletes pulled off Wednesday in Tampa were an umber of remarkable feats. O ut of the 10 Blue Streaks that made the trip to Leto High School, among 35 other high schools represented, four earned their way to the FHSAAFinals in Jacksonville. As a team, the Lady S treaks totaled 27.5 points to finish eighth in the crowded field, while the Sebring boys tied for 16th. Donavon White matched his stellar leap from the District high jump competition, again clearing 6-feet, 4inches to win the event at Regionals, allowing the three-sport athlete to finish his high school career ing rand fashion. Its my first time going to state in any sport, the senior said. Two-event qualifier Taylor Tubbs, meanwhile, found herself in a pickle in both her races, the 800and 1,600meter runs. I got boxed in at the beginning of both because I started out too conservatively, she said. At the end of the first lap of the 800, I was in last place. Certainly unfamiliar territory for the junior who had won both races at the district meet. I managed to pull away and get second in both, and got a personal record in the 8 00 by five seconds, and now am actually seeded better in t hat at state than in the (1,600 I n each race, Tubbs remarkable comebacks came up just short, finishing second by less than one second Four Streaks State-bound Avon Park4Frostproof0 See AP, Page 6D See SEBRING, Page 3D By STEVEN WINE A ssociated PressDAVIE Tackle Jonathan Martin protected Andrew L ucks blind side for three years, so the Miami Dolphins figure hes ready to play in the NFL. Miami selected Martin in the second round of the draft with the 42nd overall choice Friday. He decided to turn after his junior season with the Stanford Cardinal and was projected as a potential firstround pick. s used to playing a very demanding position, Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland said. They entrusted him with protecting Andrew for three years. Martin began starting as a f reshman at Stanford. He said he benefited from playing with Luck, taken with the first overall pick Thursday by Indianapolis. It helps you learn how to play with the spotlight on you, Martin said. Being on the national stage for a lot of games helps to prepare you to play in the NFL. In the third round, t he Dolphins selected two players who were more productive in 2010 than in 2011 Miami Hurricanes defensive end Olivier Vernon and Missouri Tigers tight end Michael Egnew. Vernon was the 72nd overall selection and the first from Miami, Florida or Florida State to be drafted. He had six sacks as a sop homore in 2010 but was suspended for the first six games last season after an investigation showed he took extra benefits from a former booster during the recruiting process. The Dolphins were so impressed by Vernons offseason workouts that they believe he can make an immediate impact, Ireland said. e trust what we see, Ireland said. I wouldnt be surprised if he has a big year, a big career also. Egnew had 90 receptions for 762 yards and five scores as a junior in 2010, then made 47 catches as a senior after Missouri quarterback Blaine Gabbert departed. I like the vision that were getting a guy who can run down the middle of the field, Ireland said. Martin was the four th Stanford player drafted. He played left tackle in Dolphins take Stanford OT Martin See MIAMI, Page 4D News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN Wyatt Johnson got a good swing on this pitch, but the Streaks offense was primarily shut down in Thursdays District 9-A title game loss to Winter Haven. By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondentWINTER HAVEN The Sebring Blue Streaks narrowly missed a district championship, as a oneinning rally for the Winter Haven Blue Devils gave them the 6-1 win as the final out was made Thursday night. Starting pitchers Nate Greene and Blue Devil Joe Lopez fought toe-to-toe at the rubber for the first four innings, seeing minimal scoring opportunity for either side of the field. In the top of the fifth, however, Winter Haven found a few gaps and the Streaks struggled to keep composure as the Blue Devils racked in six runs that Sebring would not respond to. Sebring sent Jordan Baker to the mound in the top of the sixth, and he successfully held off any more offensive threats from Winter Haven. Nate was perfect through the first three and in the fourth he got some quick outs, and in the fifth he was getting a little tired and we misplayed a couple bunts, said head coach Buck Rapp. We had four errors and they had zero. A lot of times thats the key to the ballgameyouve got to play defense especially against a good team like they are. In the bottom of the sixth, Greene drew a walk, stole second and moved to third on a Zach Osha grounder. Wyatt Johnson stepped into the box and offered a sac fly to bring in Greene, now settling the score at 61. Unfortunately, this would be the last run across the plate for the night. Despite the loss, Sebring still secured a spot in the Class 6APlayoffs, but will have to hit the road for the next scheduled game. eve just got to hit the ball more, Osha said. wo or three hits a game isnt going to win a game against anybody whether were playing people from back home or Tarpon Springs or Land of Lakes, wherever we have to play That will be the Blue Streaks settle for second in District Winter Haven6Sebring1 Two or three hits isnt going to win a game. ZACHOSHA Sebringsenior See STREAKS, Page 6D
S oftball 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. L eagues 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 f iscal year for new team. Registration and league fees are due by M onday, May 7. P lease 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 o rganization 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 Greg or at 386-1300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.SFCC Volleyball CampsA VON 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 email@example.com .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, th is 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.Elks Golf TournamentSEBRING The Sebring Elks Lodge No. 1529 monthly golf outing will be held at Golf Hammock Golf and Country Club on Monday, May 7, beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is $25 which includes golf, cart, a lunch buffet with multiple choices and the prize fund. To sign up contact Jack McLaughlin at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a message on 471-3295. Check in no later than 7:40 a.m. in the Pro Shop. EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLPctGB y-Boston3927.591 x-New York3630.5453 x-Philadelphia3531.5304 Toronto2343.34816 New Jersey2244.33317 Southeast Division WLPctGB y-Miami4620.697 x-Atlanta4026.6066 x-Orlando3729.5619 Washington2046.30326 Charlotte759.10639 Central Division WLPctGB z-Chicago5016.758 x-Indiana4224.6368 Milwaukee3135.47019 Detroit2541.37925 Cleveland2145.31829WESTERN CONFERENCESouthwest Division WLPctGB z-San Antonio5016.758 x-Memphis4125.6219 x-Dallas3630.54514 Houston3432.51516 New Orleans2145.31829 Northwest Division WLPctGB y-Oklahoma City4719.712 x-Denver3828.5769 x-Utah3630.54511 Portland2838.42419 Minnesota2640.39421 Pacific Division WLPctGB y-L.A. Lakers4125.621 x-L.A. Clippers4026.6061 Phoenix3333.5008 Golden State2343.34818 Sacramento2244.33319 x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division z-clinched conferencePLAYOFFS(x-if necessary) FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7 Saturday, April 28 Philadelphia at Chicago, late New York at Miami, late Orlando at Indiana, late Dallas at Oklahoma City, late Sunday, April 29 Utah at San Antonio, 1 p.m. Denver at L.A. Lakers, 3:30 p.m. Boston at Atlanta, 7 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 9:30 p.m. Monday, April 30 New York at Miami, 7 p.m. Orlando at Indiana, 7:30 p.m. Dallas at Oklahoma City, 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 1 Boston at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Chicago, 8 p.m. Denver at L.A. Lakers, 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2 Utah at San Antonio, 7 p.m. Indiana at Orlando, 7:30 p.m. L.A. Clippers at Memphis, 9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3 Miami at New York, 7 p.m. Oklahoma City at Dallas, 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 4 Atlanta at Boston, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Denver, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5 Indiana at Orlando, 2 p.m. Memphis at L.A. Clippers, 4:30 p.m. Oklahoma City at Dallas, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Utah, 10 p.m. Sunday, May 6 Chicago at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Miami at New York, 3:30 p.m. Atlanta at Boston, 7 p.m. L.A. Lakers at Denver, 9:30 p.m. Monday, May 7 San Antonio at Utah, TBD Memphis at L.A. Clippers, TBD x-Dallas at Oklahoma City, TBD Tuesday, May 8 x-Philadelphia at Chicago, TBD x-Orlando at Indiana, TBD x-Boston at Atlanta, TBD x-Denver at L.A. Lakers, TBD Wednesday, May 9 x-New York at Miami, TBD x-Utah at San Antonio, TBD x-L.A. Clippers at Memphis, TBD Thursday, May 10 x-Chicago at Philadelphia, TBD x-Atlanta at Boston, TBD x-Oklahoma City at Dallas, TBD x-L.A. Lakers at Denver, TBD Friday, May 11 x-Miami at New York, TBD x-Indiana at Orlando, TBD x-San Antonio at Utah, TBD x-Memphis at L.A. Clippers, TBD Saturday, May 12 x-Philadelphia at Chicago, TBD x-Boston at Atlanta, TBD x-Dallas at Oklahoma City, TBD x-Denver at L.A. Lakers, TBD Sunday, May 13 x-New York at Miami, TBD x-Orlando at Indiana, TBD x-Utah at San Antonio, TBD x-L.A. Clippers at Memphis, TBD FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7EASTERN CONFERENCEN.Y. Rangers 4, Ottawa 3 Washington 4, Boston 3 New Jersey 4, Florida 3 Philadelphia 4, Pittsburgh 2WESTERN CONFERENCELos Angeles 4, Vancouver 1 St. Louis 4, San Jose 1 Phoenix 4, Chicago 2 Nashville 4, Detroit 1 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALSEASTERN CONFERENCEN.Y. Rangers vs. Washington Saturday: Washington at NY Rangers, late Monday: Washington at NY Rangers,7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 2: NY Rangers at Washington, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 5: NY Rangers at Washington, 12:30 p.m. x-Monday, May 7: Washington at NY Rangers, 7:30 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 9: NY Rangers at Washington, TBD x-Saturday, May 12: Washington at NY Rangers, TBD Philadelphia vs. New Jersey Sunday: New Jersey at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 1: New Jersey at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 3: Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May 6: Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 8: New Jersey at Philadelphia, TBD x-Thursday, May 10: Philadelphia at New Jersey, TBD x-Saturday, May 12: New Jersey at Philadelphia, TBDWESTERN CONFERENCEPhoenix 1, Nashville 0 Friday: Phoenix 4, Nashville 3, OT Sunday: Nashville at Phoenix, 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 2: Phoenix at Nashville, 9 p.m. Friday, May 4: Phoenix at Nashville, 7:30 p.m. x-Monday, May 7: Nashville at Phoenix, 10 p.m. x-Wednesday, May 9: Phoenix at Nashville, TBD x-Friday, May 11: Nashville at Phoenix, TBD St. Louis vs. Los Angeles Saturday: Los Angeles at St. Louis, late Monday: Los Angeles at St. Louis, 9 p.m. Thursday, May 3: St. Louis at Los Angeles, 10 p.m. Sunday, May 6: St. Louis at Los Angeles, 3 p.m. x-Tuesday, May 8: Los Angeles at St. Louis, TBD x-Thursday, May 10: St. Louis at Los Angeles, TBD x-Saturday, May 12: Los Angeles at St. Louis, TBDAMERICAN LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Tampa Bay137.650 Baltimore128.6001 New York118.579112Toronto1010.5003 Boston910.474312Central Division WLPctGB Cleveland108.556 Chicago1010.5001 Detroit1010.5001 Kansas City614.3005 Minnesota515.2506 West Division WLPctGB Texas155.750 Oakland1110.524412Seattle1110.524412Los Angeles614.3009 ___ Fridays Games N.Y. Yankees 7, Detroit 6 Cleveland 3, L.A. Angels 2 Oakland 5, Baltimore 2 Seattle 9, Toronto 5, 10 innings Tampa Bay 8, Texas 4 Boston 10, Chicago White Sox 3 Kansas City 7, Minnesota 6 Saturdays Games L.A. Angels at Cleveland, late Kansas City at Minnesota, late Detroit at N.Y. Yankees, late Seattle at Toronto, late Oakland at Baltimore, late Boston at Chicago White Sox, late Tampa Bay at Texas, late Sundays Games Detroit at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at Cleveland, 1:05 p.m. Seattle at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Oakland at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m. Boston at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. Kansas City at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Tampa Bay at Texas, 8:05 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Washington146.700 Atlanta137.6501 New York119.5503 Philadelphia911.4505 Miami712.368612Central Division WLPctGB St. Louis137.650 Cincinnati911.4504 Milwaukee911.4504 Pittsburgh811.421412Houston812.4005 Chicago713.3506 West Division WLPctGB Los Angeles146.700 Colorado109.526312Arizona1010.5004 San Francisco1010.5004 San Diego714.333712___ Fridays Games Chicago Cubs 5, Philadelphia 1 Arizona 5, Miami 0 Houston 6, Cincinnati 4 Atlanta 6, Pittsburgh 1 St. Louis 13, Milwaukee 1 Colorado 18, N.Y. Mets 9 L.A. Dodgers 3, Washington 2 San Diego 5, San Francisco 3 Saturdays Games Milwaukee at St. Louis, late Houston at Cincinnati, late Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia, late Arizona at Miami, late Pittsburgh at Atlanta, late N.Y. Mets at Colorado, late San Diego at San Francisco, late Washington at L.A. Dodgers, late Sundays Games Arizona at Miami, 1:10 p.m. Houston at Cincinnati, 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m. Pittsburgh at Atlanta, 1:35 p.m. Milwaukee at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. San Diego at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Washington at L.A. Dodgers, 4:10 p.m. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Sebring THURSDAY: Baseball at Tarpon Springs,Class 6A State Playoffs,7 p.m. FRIDAY: Track and Field at Class 3A FHSAA Finals,Jacksonville,1 p.m. Avon Park THURSDAY: Baseball vs.Tampa Catholic,Class 4A State Playoffs,7 p.m. M M A A J J O O R R L L E E A A G G U U E E B B A A S S E E B B A A L L L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Detroit at N.Y. Yankees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T B B S S 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . C hicago Cubs at Philadelphia . . . . . . . . . W W G G N N 8 8 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at Texas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NM MO O N N D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Texas at Toronto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 7 7 p p . m m . Seattle at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NT TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . S eattle at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N N N B B A A P P L L A A Y Y O O F F F F S S S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . U tah at San Antonio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Denver at L.A. Lakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C 7 7 p p . m m . Boston at Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . L.A. Clippers at Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T TM MO O N N D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . N.Y. Knicks at Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . D allas at Oklahoma City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T TT TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Philadelphia at Chicago . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T T 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Denver at L.A. Lakers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T N N T TP P R R E E M M I I E E 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 M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Manchester City vs. Manchester United E E S S P P N N 2 2T TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Liverpool vs. Fulham . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2N N H H L L P P L L A A Y Y O O F F F F S S S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . New Jersey at Philadelphia . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C CM M O O T T O O R R C C Y Y C C L L E E 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 p p . m m . A MASupercross World Championship . . . C C B B S STimes, 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 7 7 p p . m m . NHRA OReilly Spring Nationals . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2G G O O L L F F S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 9 9 a a . m m . 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w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, April 29, 2012Page 3D 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 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 S HS Blue Streak golf; 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 Special to the News-SunThe Heartland Chapter of the Florida Trail Association has one more activity planned for the month where participants can enjoy the wondrous nature Central Florida has to offer, while also giving back. Date: Sunday, April 29 Activity: Hiking Trail Maintenance. Location: Green Swamp, Lakeland. Meet at Rock Ridge Rd. gate. Directions: From US-98 i n north Lakeland turn east on Rock Ridge Rd., at fork bear left and continue 4.2 miles to gate on your left. From SR-33 in Polk City travel north, turn left (west) on Dean Still Rd., turn left on Rock Ridge Rd., after 2 or 3 miles gate will be on your right. Bring: Water, snacks, lunch, sun and insect protection, and camping gear if camping. Contact: RSVPBob Yost at 644-5448 or at email@example.com for meet-up time and other i nformation. Florida Trail Association in the 800, nearly four seconds ahead of the next competitor, and by a little over five seconds in the 1,600, almost 10 seconds ahead of the third-place finisher. Sebring then saw two pole vaulters stamp their tickets to Jacksonville, as Colton Dillon and Blake Fort each took third in their respective events. Dillon improved on his District effort of 13-feet by a full foot, clearing 14-feet and s ecuring his spot in the Class 3AState Finals. Fort also upped her District height, by six inches, going from an even 10-feet to 10-6. I have just now been able to clear that height, she said. And I almost cleared 11-feet at Regionals. Without my coach, Martin Metzger, taking time out of his weekends, and my dad being on me about training at home, then I wouldnt have made a recovery from my knee injury last year and be back to competing at this level. But in the end, it isnt about beating the people Im competing against, it is more about competing with myself and beating my personal record. This will be the juniors second trip to state, having qualified as a freshman before that knee injury held her back last year. O thers who saw their runs toward state end at the regional competition were McKenzie Hargaden and Byron Cobb in the pole vault, Destiny McCartney in the 100and 300-meter hurdles, Hannah Schroeder in the 1,600and 3,200-meter runs and Eric Foster and Evan Wilburn in the boys 3,200. All in all, Im extremely proud of how Sebring did, Tubbs said. Four athletes qualifying is amazing and everyone else had great efforts too. That they all certainly did. White, Tubbs, Dillon and Fort will hit the track of Hodges Stadium at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville on Friday, with competition getting underway at 1 p.m. Continued from 1D News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Above: Taylor Tubbs fell behind early, but made strong charges to take second in both the 800 and 1,600, qualifying for state in each. Below: Colton Dillon jumped his pole vault height a full foot in clearing 14 feet to reach the state finals. Sebring sending four to FHSAA Finals It is more about competing with myself and b eating my personal record. BLAKE FORT S ebringpole vaulter By JIMMYGOLEN Associated PressFour schools are in Gulf Shores, Ala., to play for the first collegiate sand volleyball championship. Pepperdine, College of Charleston, Long Beach State and Florida State were scheduled to play a double-elimination tournament on Saturday. There are five matches between two-person teams, and the school to win three advances. The event wraps up on Sunday with pairs competition. Its the first year of varsity competition for beach volleyball, which the NCAAcalls sand volleyball to avoid scaring away the landlocked schools. S and volleyball was accepted in as an emerging sport for women in 2009, giving it formal recognition and 10 years to grow. If enough schools add it, the NCAAwill hold an official championship. 4 play for 1st college sand volleyball title
By FRED GOODALL Associated PressTAMPA The Tampa Bay Buccaneers believe they are well on their way to assembling a team with all the necessary components to be successful. First-year coach Greg Schiano wants a tough, physical team that thrives on stingy defense and running the ball. Hes confident the selection of Alabama safety Mark Barron, Boise State running back Doug Martin and Nebraska linebacker Lavonte David on the first two nights of the NFLdraft will help the Bucs become that and more. Barron was part of a college program that won two of the past three national championships, and Martin was a two-time 1,200-yard rusher and ran for 43 touchdowns in one of the nations most prolific offenses. Both were team captains, which made them even more attractive to Schiano and general manager Mark Dominik in the first round. David was selected in the second round No. 58 overall Friday after the Bucs pulled off their third trade since the start of the draft to move up from the third round to try to improve on the leagues worst defenses. e want guys who love football, Schiano said, adding that Barron, Martin and David are productive players with great work ethic who lead by example. s in their bones. Youre not a leader if you dont love the game. You dont work harder than anybody else if you dont love the game youre playing. Those are the kind of guys youre looking for Dominik engineered a pair of trades during the first round, moving down two spots to take Barron at No. 7 and giving up Tampa Bays second-round pick and swapping fourth-rounders with Denver for opportunity to move up into the tail end of the opening round to select Martin No. 31 overall. To get David, who played two years at Nebraska after transferring from Fort Scott (Kan. the Bucs moved up to the second round in a deal that sent the teams thirdand fourth-round selections to Houston. The Bucs also received a seventh-rounder from the Texans. The 6-foot, 233-pound David was credited with 285 tackles in his two seasons at Nebraska, where he also forced three fumbles and had three interceptions. David grew up in Miami and is happy to be returning to his home state. Like Barron and Martin, he will be expected to move into the starting lineup right away. Im excited, David, who made 27 starts at weak-side linebacker at Nebraska, said. Ive been playing football my whole life. Im very passionate about it. Dominik called him an ultra-productive player whos a really good fit for what we want to do. Schiano agreed. e really got better in the last 24 hours, the coach said. These three players are clutch players. ... You turn on the film, and these guys are making plays when they need to be made. Barron was an AllAmerican last season and joined George Teague as the only the safeties in Alabamas long, storied history to enter the NFLas a first-round draft pick. The Crimson Tide led the nation in total defense, as well as scoring defense, rushing defense and pass efficiency defense en route to winning the national title last season. I think the strength of my game is Im very versatile and can do a lot of things, said the 6-2, 213-pound Barron, who embraces the high expectations the Bucs have for him. Coming from the program I come from, its kind of just the mind-set that I have. You want to be the best at everything we do, the native of Mobile, Ala., said. Every day we go out to practice (at Alabama), were just working at being the best. ... I think thatll make it an easy t ransition for me to come in and have a great impact. Martin rushed for 1,299 yards and 16 touchdowns at Boise State last season. The Bucs say hes also a good blocker and has good enough receiving skills that he can be the every-down back the team has lacked for years. LeGarrette Blount has been an effective runner the p ast two seasons, however fumbling has been an issue and the third-year pro has struggled to handle pass protection schemes and other r esponsibilities in the passing game. The Bucs are hoping Martin and Blount will form a productive, punishing tandem. I dont think you can do it with one back. You need two, and these guys will work together, Schiano said. Competition is great for everybody Martin is ready to fill whatever role the Bucs want him to play. I feel like Ill fit in very well, Martin said. Im a very good team player. Never had issues with teammates. I feel like Im going to fit pretty good. Page 4DNews-SunSunday, April 29, 2012w ww.newssun.com 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 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 college, and the Dolphins hope he can quickly win a starting job at right tackle to complement Pro Bowl left tackle Jake Long. Switching positions isnt an issue for Martin, who said hes well aware of Longs work. s going to be a Hall of Fame left tackle, Martin said. Hes a guy I modeled my game after. Ive been a fan. Im excited to play. Ill p lay left, Ill play right wherever the team needs me. Martin, who watched the draft with family and friends at his home in California, said he was frustrated to last until the second day but pleased to wind up in Miami. I dont think it could have worked out better for me, he said. Scouting reports say the 6foot-5, 312-pound Martin is athletic and intelligent he majored in the Classics at Stanford but needs to improve his strength. Ireland conceded the youngster can improve in that area, but said hell fit well in the West Coast offense the Dolphins will run under new coach Joe Philbin. There are not a lot of t hings not to like about the kid, Ireland said. Vernon had 18 tackles in six games last year and d ecided to turn pro rather than return in 2012 for his senior season. Mindful of the suspension, he said his college career could have been better. I would characterize it as not fulfilled, he said. I didt get to fulfill everything I wanted to at UM. Now its my time to start a new chapter The 6-foot-4, 265-pound V ernon is the first Hurricane taken by the Dolphins since Vernon Carey in 2004. As a Miami native, hes w ell aware the Dolphins have endured three consecutive losing seasons. Im a person who brings another winning mindset to the team, he said, because we need to get back on track. Egnew will provide a potentially enticing target at tight end in Philbins offense. He said his style of play resembles Pro BowlersJ immy Graham and Rob Gronkowski. Im definitely a pass catcher, but Im through and t hrough a blocker as well, Egnew said. I just want to learn everything I can and be the best I can. The Dolphins took Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill with their firstround pick Thursday. They had five picks Saturday and remain in the market for a receiver and a safety. e have a couple of t hings we want to try to address, Ireland said. Well see how the board marries to the need. Continued from 1D MCTphoto Miami Dolphins owner Steve Ross, right, prepares along with general manager Jeff Ireland and head coach Joe Philbin, left, in the war room just a short while before the Dolphins m ade their first selection in the 2012 NFL draft, quarterback Ryan Tannehill of Texas A &M at No. 8 overall. Miami looks to plug holes during draft Bucs select LB Lavonte David in second round News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN J essica Belcher gives the ropes a test run during Youth Day Saturday at Fitness Together. By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondentSEBRING Some of my athletes and I have been participating in a sport-specific training program at Fitness Together for several months and have seen some really significant improvement in their overall athletic skills, said Sebring coach (and fitness guru Mike Lee. This is the type of training program that you see college and professional athletes involved in and its available here in Sebring. This efficiency was exactly the goal for Fitness Togethers Mike Collar, who sought to bring the effectiveness of sports-specific training to athletes here in Highlands County. And thus, Fitness Together took its roots just behind the Lakeshore Mall. The facility features three individual suites with state-of-the-art equipment, from free weights to movement prep exercises and functional training movements. That is not to say that Fitness Together is a crowded gym, however. T hese three rooms along with the recently added Pack training center allow for clients to have o ne-on-one training in their own private room. T he Pack was one of the h ighlights of Youth Day held on Saturday morning for athletes around the county to preview Fitness Together and test out some of the equipment. The most important thing is that we're trying to get the kids healthier and also keep the kids in town when it's time to go get professional help to improve their sport, Collar explained. T he Pack allows for personal training in a small group environment, usually about two to six people as well as trainer in the room at all times. For anyone seeking a good workout at Fitness Together, call 382-2257 to set up an appointment for a consultation and tour of the gym and to set personal goals for a routine to see if Fitness Together is the right place for you. All of our workout phases are six weeks long, then the client gets reassessed if they pass their assessment they go on to the next phase, said Collar. Keep in mind that appointments are run fifteen minutes before the hour, meaning that shoulda n appointment be set for 9:00 a.m., the session will fall between 8:45-9:45. Open from 4:45 a.m. u ntil 8 p.m., Fitness Together is definitely the p lace to go for a good w orkout Youth Day at Fitness Together Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN
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B ut another strike out e nded the inning and the tens ion began to build. In the sixth, with Perry at second with two out, Marley d rew a walk and the Avon P ark side of the crowd began leaping to itsfeet as Brown sent a screamer toward left. B ut right in itspath was t he Bulldog shortstop, who m ade the snare and ended the t hreat. Aone-two-three bottom of t he frame sent it to the seve nth, where the scoreboard was finally dented. Caruthers was hit by a p itch to start it, with Stephen F lowers taking over as the p inch-runner. Mason Jahnas sacrifice bunt was placed perfectly up the right side, with a rushed t hrow to first getting away a nd moving Flowers to third w ith nobody out. Jahna soon stole second, t hough Ard got a strike out. B ut then Kyle Kelley lofted one to mid right-center field and here was the c hance. F lowers tagged as the fly w as caught and raced toward home, diving in safely to break the scoreless stalemate. J ahna had moved up to third on the previous play a nd soon scampered home when Matt Roberts hit a hump-back liner to left-cen-t er for the first Red Devil hit of the game. P erry was plunked by a p itch to again put two runners on, and Crosson foll owed with a sharp single to r ight, scoring Roberts. And when the throw in got a way, Perry came in as well for the 4-0 lead. A fter two quick outs in the bottom of the seventh, Torres i ssued his first walk of the n ight, to Cody Wilson, but soon got a grounder to short t o end it and claim the district crown. Like I said before, Avon Park has been known as the City of Champions long b efore I got here, Cornell said. So its nice to now be ap art of that. They didnt make it easy tonight, but they kept battling and persevered.W eve had a lot of ups and downs this year, but these kids never quit, just liket onight. While adding another c hampionship to the long list in Red Devil annals, the win also keeps Avon Park at home for their first Class 4AState Playoff game. The Devils will host the Crusaders of Tampa Catholic Thursday at Head Field. Page 6DNews-SunSunday, April 29, 2012www.newssun.com chamber page; 7.444"; 15"; Black; chamber page dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 9 9 3 3 1 1 6 6 Spongers of Tarpon Springs, who Sebring will travel to play on Thursday in the first round of the playoffs. Osha also noted that, this being the first championship game for most of the Streaks, nerves could very well have played a role in the nights events. I know for me it was. This is a district championship: Be ready or dont be ready. They were obviously ready and we werent. Theyve got a great team, Rapp said of the Blue Devils. We put ourselves in the hole in the fifth inning; we had that one bad inning and that was it, but thats baseball. eve got to rebound and get ready for regionals. Havea few good days of practice and then come on back. Im still proud of the kids. They didnt give up and well get better and well get ready for regional quarterfinals. Rapp noted that the next team they face for the tournament will surely be a good one. eve got to be ready he said. Im trying to teach the guys the season is not over with. Weve got to get ready to move on and keep moving on. Continued from 1D Continued from 1D AP gets wild win, hosts Crusaders N ews-Sun photos by DAN HOEHNE A bove: The 2012 District 10-4A Champion Avon Park Red Devils after Fridays 4-0 win over Frostproof at Charles R. Head Field. Right: Brad Torres was a master on the mound Friday, allowing just one hit, giving up just one walk and striking out four. Streaks set to see Spongers News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN Jordan Baker was effective in relief, but by then, the wheels had already come off for the Blue Streaks.