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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 06-10-2011
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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C M Y K Courtesy photo Johnny Knight was celebrating a game-winning hit in April, and had reason to celebrate again Wednesday when he found out By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING There has been much discussion concerning the alcohol ordinance that will affect the area around the Circle, and Tuesday evenings city council meeting continued the discussion with much opposition and few favoring the idea. However, the verdict left little more to be discussed. The amended ordinance passed with a 3-2 vote. Council president Scott Stanley and Andrew Fells voted in opposition of the ordinance. Council members John Clark, John Griffin, and Bud Whitlock voted yes. The ordinance will allow bars and nightclubs to operate alongside downtown NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, June 10-11, 2011 www.newssun.com Volume 92/Number 68 | 50 cents www.newssun.com 079099401001 HighLow 92 70Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Thunderstorms possible later Forecast Question: Is the Lake Placid plan to charge user fees for recreation fair? Next question: Will the entertainment district revitalize downtown Sebring? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Marc Hudson Age 27, of A von Park Cathy McCook Age 51, of Laurinburg, N.C. Seth McCormick of Charlotte, N.C. Frank Schutt Age 94, of Sebring Charles Wach Age 90, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 60.9% No 39.1% Total votes: 64 Classifieds 9A Community Briefs2A Community Calendar10B Dear Abby 11B Deed Transfers 8A Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living 5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review 11B Police Blotter 2A Religion 7B Sports On TV 2B Sudoku Puzzle 11B Index WAUCHULA STATE BANK; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK Faced with only nine applications for the position of city manager, of which just five were said to met minimum requirements, Mayor Sharon Schuler called a special meeting of the city council Wednesday morning at 8 a.m. This is not a good pool to pull from, Schuler said, and times awasting. I want to do a better job of due diligence this time. She added the recent political turmoil may have kept candidates from applying, blaming media coverage for the problem. Her question to the council was whether the city should extend its advertising period for another three weeks to see if more candidates applied. The council opted for the extension in a unanimous vote. The council is faced with considerable time pressure. It has only 180 days from the previous city managers last day to find a replacement. The last time the council faced a similar situation, when Sarah Adelt stepped down as city manager in November of 2009, it missed deadlines and then hired a man it fired roughly six months later, creating some of the turmoil to which Schuler referred. In extending the advertising period by three weeks, the city will be left with just 70 days in which to do background checks of the short listed candidates, interview them and make a selection. The process will have to be completed by mid-September. No one at the meeting knew exactly when the final deadline was. Twelve men had already volunteered to serve on a AP extends its hunt for new city manager Entertainment district approved Summer vacation tips PAGE12B By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Town Council discussed options to make public records more accessible to citizens, and save money while doing it, at a special meeting on Monday night. Our goal is to make the records easier to get, said town councilman Ray Royce. This will force us to put the documents into a format that the public can easily access. It will also help us not to violate the Sunshine laws by inadvertently destroying a possible record. Anyone who knows me knows I carry around a stack of the packets in the back of my car for reference, and I have to be careful about taking and storing notes and such, Royce said. Lake Placid Chief of Police Phil Williams volunteered to do the research for making the meeting minutes and packets more accessible, and informed the council that the project could take about $13,000 to get it started, including the software Adobe PDF Pro and laptops for each of the council members. Lake Placid looks at making public records more easily accessible Royce See LP, page 7A See AP, page 3A A big daySebrings Knight gets drafted by Phillies PAGE1BSuper-sized swimSHS pool to be one site of world record attempt PAGE2APension plansWorkshops set in Sebring on police, fire departments PAGE2A Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Sebring Fire and Rescue place a driver on a gurney after a multiple-car accident at the intersection of Hammock Road and U.S. 27 Wednesday afternoon. The accident caused southbound traffic to come to a standstill for nearly 45 minutes. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Superintendent o f School Wally Cox announced a major reorganization of schoolbased administrators through a press release Wednesday. All three high schools will have new leadership when the nex t school year begins in the fall. Toni Stivender is moving from Sebring High School to Lake Placid High School. One of Stivenders assistant principals, Tealy Williams, is moving to Avon Park High School, and will serve as its principal. The Sebring High School principals position remains open. The district is advertising for applicants. Because district administrators have yet to speak to the News-Sun, All high schools changing principals Stivender moving to LPHS; Guthrie, Haley to be assistants at different schools See PRINCIPALS, page 3A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Supporters of the new entertainment district in downtown Sebring hope the change in the alcohol ordinance will help fill some of the vacant storefronts on the Circle and surrounding streets. See ALCOHOL, page 3A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Southbound traffic on U.S. Highway 27 came to a halt for over 45 minutes due to a six-car accident at the intersection at Hammock Road and U.S. 27. at 4:46 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. The Sebring Police Department, Sebring Fire Department and several ambulances were on the scene, which had all of the southbound lanes, including the turning lanes, blocked at the intersection. Traffic, which quickly backed up to the Lakeshore Mall, was eventually stopped at Flare Road and U.S. 27 and drivers were detoured around the accident and onto Hammock Road to connect back to the highway. Sebring Fire Chief Brad Batz stated Thursday that two drivers were transported to hospitals as a result of the accident. The four other drivers refused transport. Chelsea Johnson, 21, was one of the victims transported to a local hospital. Johnsons father, Scott Johnson, arrived to the accident scene within the first few minutes. Im just waiting to see my daughter. She was driving that car there, the Pontiac, Johnson said as he pointed out the Pontiac Grand Prix at the front of the scene. Batz said that the vehicles involved all received minor to moderate damage. The accident is being investigated by Sebring Police Department, which had not released any additional information at press time on Thursday. Six-car accident causes traffic nightmare on southbound U.S. 27 Wauchula State Bank 6x1.5 color


C M Y K Page 2ANews-SunFriday, June 10, 2011www.newssun.com DUMMY 09; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block June 8 53034444749x:3Next jackpot $7 millionJune 4 5816182151x:3 June 1 81415344142x:5 June 8 414223436 June 7 412141830 June 6 47152124 June 5 714202231 June 8 (n) 6148 June 8 (d) 8346 June 7 (n) 0700 June 7 (d) 1720 June 8(n) 922 June 8 (d) 287 June 7 (n) 589 June 7(d) 750 June 7 819224322 June 3 103739429 May 31 410343811 May 27 523323517 June 11 1437444553 PB: 29 PP: 5Next jackpot $20 millionJune 4 1719394158 PB: 21 PP: 5 June 1 818384656 PB: 31 PP: 4 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d) is the daytime drawing, (n) is the nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball PP: Power Play Lottery Center District will begin testing siren in Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID The Southwest Florida Water Management District will begin monthly audible testing in July of an emergency siren at a water control structure on Jack Creek in Lake Placid. The siren was installed as an additional safety measure in the unlikely event of an emergency that could result in the failure of the water control structure. The structure, on Jack Creek at 1152 Peachtree Drive, regulates water levels in Lake June-in-Winter to ensure environmental health, recreational use and aesthetic value of the lake. The district currently owns and operates the structure, which is regularly inspected and maintained to make certain that it is safe and functioning properly. To ensure the emergency siren performs properly, audible testing will occur on the first Saturday of each month at 12:30 p.m. beginning July 2. During testing, the siren will sound once for approximately 15 seconds and is expected to reach a twomile radius. In the event of a real emergency at the structure, the siren will be activated with alternating intervals of three minutes of sound followed by three minutes of silence to alert residents living along Jack or Josephine creeks to evacuate and seek higher ground. This will continue until the conclusion of the emergency situation or until all residents downstream of the structure have been safely evacuated. The district has scheduled a public meeting to discuss the siren notification system with residents living within hearing range. The meeting will be held in an open house format. District and Highlands County emergency personnel will be available to answer questions. The meeting will be between 4 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 30 at H.L. Bishop Park Clubhouse, 10 Lake June Clubhouse Road. For more information, contact David Crane, district structure operations manager, at 1-800-4231476 or (352) 796-7211, ext. 4535.Sponsor a child for Creative Kids CampSEBRING With the school year ending, its just about time for Highlands Art Leagues Creative Kids Camp to begin. For years, the annual camp has been a fun and educational way for kids to spend some of their free time doing something creative and productive. Unfortunately, some of the children who would benefit the most from our program come from families who cannot afford the $60 a week for classes. The $60 fee can pay for a week of pastel or watercolor classes, and $120 can pay for two weeks of clay classes (it is necessary that students participate for two weeks so as to have enough time to complete their projects). Contributions of all kinds, whether it is monetary, supplies, or just some of your time, are always appreciated.Gallery Walk is tonightSEBRING Several Downtown Sebring merchants are offering incredible deals and discounts during the next Downtown Sebring Gallery Walk which will be from 5-8 p.m. Friday. Visit local businesses, enjoy refreshments and snacks and stroll the charming Historic Downtown Sebring District. Brenner Pottery Shop and Gallery will offer a 20 percent discount on instore bathroom accessories. Browse the great selection of glass, jewelry and pottery pieces. Remember to ask about the Buy Downtown discount cards. Refreshments will be served. Local artist Linda Kegley will create a painting at LeAttique during the By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Sebring H igh Schools Art Dorman Pool will be the host location for a unique and exciting event. On Tuesday, thousands of children and adults will d ive into pools around the world to set a new record. The Worlds Largest Swimming Lesson is an attempt to break the Guinness World Record. Not only will the event serve as a record-breaking moment, it will also shed light on the importance of teaching children to swim. Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional death of children between the ages of 1 and 14 in the United States. Some research has even shown that children who do not learn to swim by the third grade likely never will. Last year was the inaugural WLSLevent, which gathered close to 4,000 participants in 34 states in America. W ell-known facilities such as Disneys Typhoon Lagoon in Orlando and other high school pools as far away as Orange County, Calif. all participated in the giant swim lesson last year. Community members are invited to be a part of this learning experience all while helping to be a part of a large number of people working together to raise awareness and break a record. For details, contact Jazmin Cuencas at 873-1828. SHSpool to be one site of world record attempt Tuesday COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 6A Since arriving in Afghanistan in October, Sgt. 1st Class Mark Burrell has witnessed a lifetimes worth of tragedy and triumph. As a military journalist attached to the U.S. Armys 210th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment, his job is to carry the news. Its a long war, but theres progress, Burrell told The Unknown Soldiers from Jalalabad, Afghanistan. Just the littlest things like going out, and maybe you got shot at for a month in this one village, and then, a month or two months later, theyre giving you (food) and shaking hands with you. Getting shot at is a part of life for this 30-year-old soldier from Highland Park, Ill., who was at Forward Operating Base Fenty when we talked over Skype. Burrell, who appeared upbeat and focused, had just returned from several days in the field, two of which he spent holed up while the unit he was on patrol with took enemy fire. Eastern Afghanistan, in Nangarhar, Kunar and Nuristan, where I operate, is one of the if not the most volatile areas in Afghanistan, Burrell said. And (the Taliban) is still here, but these guys have really good morale, and were doing some really good stuff in terms of kicking butt. Burrell, who spent two years in Iraq, calls recent events in eastern Afghanistan the most ferocious fighting Ive seen in all my tours. He has experienced some terrible things. In combat, Ive seen such different reactions, the soldier said. When bullets start flying All the young dudes Photo courtesy U.S. Army/Sgt 1st. Class Mark Burrell A soldier pulls guard while watching storm clouds roll in over Observation Post Coleman in eastern Afghanistans Kunar Province on May 5. The soldiers stationed here live in some of the most dangerous terrain in Afghanistan. Sgt. 1st Class Mark Burrell has photographed and documented many of the areas battles. POLICEBLOTTER The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Wednesday, June 8: Fortino Perez Altamirano, 35, of Lake Placid, was charged with violation of a municipal ordinance. Christopher Ryan Bartlett, 26, of Lake Placid, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession and or use of drug equipment. Prisita Jovan Dwyer, 31, of Lake Placid, was charged with petit theft and passed forged altered bank bill/note/check/draft. Antonio Lopez Gomez, 54, of Lake Placid, was charged with violation of a municipal ordinance. Brittany Rushell Hatten, 22, of Avon Park, was charged with driving while license suspended. Leonardo Rafael Luna, 20, of Lake Placid, was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Troy Lamar Pelham, 36, of Sebrin g, was charged with two counts of failure to appear reference make obscene phone call and making repeated harassing phone calls. Francisco Rivera, 27, of Sebring, was arrested on two out-of-county warrants reference domestic violence. Raymond Nelson Roy, 33, of Duncannon, Pa., was arrested on an out-of-county and out-ofstate warrant reference identity theft and theft by deception/false impression. Donald Craig Strange, 18, of Avon Park, was charged with burglary of an unoccupied conveyance. Scott William Tack, 34, of Venus, was charged with DUI, two counts of DUI and damage property, and leaving the scene of a crash involving damage. Slyke Patricia Vanatta, 21, of Sebring, was charged with battery. Casey Jo Michelle Vela, 24, of Sebring, was charged with violation of probation reference marijuana sale/manufacture/deliver. Leonard Lea Wilson, 22, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Tuesday, June 7: Ashley Lauren Campbell, 26, of Sebring, was charged with violation of probation reference possession of alprazolam. Donald Alexander Cone, 43, of Okeechobee, was arrested as an out-of-state fugitive. Daniel Lee Culverhouse, 21, Continued on page 6A See REPORTING, page 6A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR and ED BALDRIDGE sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING City c ouncil members will hold a budget workshop in the u pcoming weeks regarding fire and police pensions as well as new hires f or each department. The council will meet f or the first public hearing workshop at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The second m eeting will be held June 21 at 5:30 p.m. Mayor George Hensley, who serves as chair on the firemens pension board, a s well as the rest of the board members were eager to set up the workshop and get started on improvements. My concern is, Ive been pushing this thing for p robably two years now. The problem we are havi ng is logistically we are down a lot of folks in the police department particularly ... but weve asked management to not hire f olks in while we try to figure out what we were going to do. If we are going to do this, I ask that we put this on the front burner and get to moving on it, said councilman John Clark. Sebring Police Chief Tom Dettman revealed during Tuesdays meeting that the Sebring Police Department was down a total of four officers. We have two immediate openings and then we have two frozen from the previous budget year. We need to hire two now, Dettman said. I know the police department needs help big time. Theyre running thin, said Andrew Fells. Sebring Fire Chief Brad Batz spoke Thursday morning of the importance of getting positions filled in his department, as well. According to Batz, the fire department is down at least three positions. Those three positions are important to getting the job done in a timely fashion. We definitely need it. Our tactics and strategies for addressing a fire are based on having seven individuals. We are now working with just five per shift, Batz said. It does take a bit longer to get the job done, and those on the line have to concentrate on more jobs on the scene. We can do it, be we have to adjust the way we approach certain situations, Batz said. Chief Batz is confident Workshops set to discuss police, fire pensions and hires Clark See SEBRING, page 3A Pub block


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, June 10, 2011Page 3A GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; patio AVON PARK BINGO; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv incentive selection committee, and it was agreed to go ahead with their help despite their large n umber. Both Schuler and council member Paul Miller said they didnt want to make the committee smaller because they didnt want to insult anyone on it, or create hard feelings, as Miller put it. During the meeting it became obvious the council hopes to hire Julian Deleon, the director of public works who is currently serving as interim city manager. He has not, however, applied for the position. Miller asked Deleon straight out if he would go on the record about taking the job, explaining why he supported Deleon as much as he does. For one, I think Julian is doing a wonderful job, Miller said. Hes not afraid of stepping on someones toes and when you ask for something, he gets the job done. Council member Parke Sutherland and Schuler disapproved of putting Deleon on the spot, saying if he wanted the job he would apply for it. Continued from page 1A AP city manager search extended in the council and understands the steps that have to be taken in order to get new hires and pension reform. It just makes sense for the council to wait until they have all the information. Its smart. There are so many changes and redrafts of the pension plans that it made sense for the council to wait until next week to look at allowing us to replace positions, said Batz. Continued from page 2A Sebring to discuss fire, police departments there is no confirmation regarding the reasons for the changes. The speculation circulating among teachers and observers of the school district cites the consistently low school grades Avon Park and Lake Placid high schools produce for the No Child Left Behind federal mandates. Under that system, both APHS and LPHS have been D schools for years. Raising a schools grade, however, is not easy. Among several requirements, schools have to show a set percent of improvement among the lowest-scoring 25 percent of students year to year. These students present the greatest challenge to any school especially students who speak a second language. Both Avon Park and Lake Placid have large numbers of students who are new to English. Ifa school fails to raise those lowest scores, it may lose a entire letter grade. In other words, a school may have scored a C overall, but receive a D because the bottom 25 percent of students did not improve enough. School districts are penalized for consistently low scoring schools, which is how the federal and state governments force action and change. In the reorganization process two current principals, Michael Haley at LPHS and Stu Guthrie at APHS, have been transferred to different schools and will serve as assistant principals. Haley is moving to Sebring High, Guthrie to Sebring Middle School. Guthrie replaces Jackie Allen, who is moving to HillGustat Middle School to replace Margie Rhoades, currently the assistant principal. Rhoades, in turn, is moving to Sun N Lake to be assistant principal there. And Page Green, currently assistant principal at Cracker T rail Elementary School, is moving to Fred Wild Elementary to replace retiring assistant principal Harvey Wilder. Cox and his staff continue to interview candidates for assistant principal positions at APHS, Cracker Trail Elementary, Lake Country Elementary School and Lake Placid Middle. Veteran principals Majel Bowerman and Diane Lethbridge retire as of the June 30. Their assistant principals, Judy Dyer and Linda Laye, respectively, have been promoted to the principals office. Julia Burnett, assistant principal at Lake Placid Middle School, replaced Derrell Bryan, who is moving to the district office where he will head the transition to a peer evaluation system. Of the 15 elementary, middle and high schools in the district (the Kindergarten Center and Career Academy are not included), six will have new leadership in place come the new school year. Cox is attending a conference in Tampa and was not available for comment. Due to meetings Wednesday and Thursday, the deputy and assistant superintendents of schools, and the director of human resources were not available either. For similar reasons, efforts to reach Stivender, Haley, Williams and Guthrie were unsuccessful. Continued from page 1A Principals shuffled at all 3 high schools churches. The ordinance also made adjustments to the definition of a school by state statues. The ordinance excludes licensed day cares, preschools or any kindergartens from the statute. The ordinance prohibits the sell of alcohol within 500 feet of Sebring Middle School. The entertainment district will be able to have establishments that sell alcohol without selling food. The district will consist of several streets that surround the circle beginning from North Commerce Avenue to Pomegranate Avenue, West Center Avenue up Lakeview Drive, up South Ridgewood Drive to Oak and Franklin Avenues, North Ridgewood Drive to Pine Street, and South Commerce Avenue to Pine Street. Continued from page 1A APbingot 2x3 Griffins 4x10 News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Downtown Sebring could have a different look after the passage of a new alcohol ordinance that will make it easier for bars and taverns to open in the area. Alcohol ordinance changed for downtown Sebring By DAVID CRARY APNational WriterNEWYORK Americans, regardless of g eneration, are deeply conflicted as they wrestle with the legality and morality of abortion, with large numbers identifying themselves a s both pro-choice and pro-life, according to a sweeping new survey. While a solid majority 56 percent says abortion s hould be legal in most or all cases, 52 percent say abortion is morally wrong. The detailed and nuanced findings were released Thursday by the Public R eligion Research Institute, based on a survey of 3,000 a dults one of the largest ever to focus on Americans views of abortion. The survey devoted particular attention to the v iews of young adults. It noted that 18-to-29-yearolds are far more likely than their elders to support same-sex marriage, but f ound there is no comparable generation gap regardi ng abortion. In addition to its many new findings, the survey t racked other polls over the past 12 years to highlight a s harp discrepancy in attitudes toward the two most prominent hot-button issues o f the culture wars. Views on abortion have been stable, with 56 percent o f Americans telling Gallup pollsters this year that it s hould be legal in most or all cases compared to 57 percent who said that in 1999. In contrast, support for same-sex marriage has s urged from 35 percent in 1999 to 53 percent in 2011, according to Pew Research Center polls. Akey factor in that discrepancy relates to attitudes of the so-called millennials between the ages of 18 and 29. Millennials strongly support gender equality and rights for gay and lesbian people, the survey said. However ... younger Americans are no more supportive of abortion rights than the general population. For example, 57 percent of millennials favor samesex marriage, compared to 32 percent of baby boomers aged 50 to 64. Yet when asked about abortion, support for legal abortions was virtually the same 60 percent among millennials, 59 percent among boomers. Ambivalence was reflected in other responses from millennials: 68 percent said legal abortions should be available from health professionals in their community, while only 46 percent said having an abortion is morally acceptable. The Public Religion Research Institute, which conducted the survey with funding from the Ford Foundation, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization which studies the intersection of religion and public life. Its CEO, Robert P. Jones, said both sides of the abortion debate were likely to find a mix of encouraging and discouraging findings in the new survey. Early reaction bore out Jonesprediction, as advocacy groups on opposing sides highlighted the findings that buttressed their views, while downplaying less favorable data. At the end of the day, Americans are committed to the availability of abortion, and conflicted about its morality, Jones said in an interview. I would call it a stable tension. Survey shows Americans conflicted abortion views


C M Y K We watch the confounding process of democracy in a tight economy all the time. Our hearts go out to those servant leaders willing to take on the complex issues a nd difficult choices. At the same time, however, our despair grows as too m any officials become more defensive instead of more o pen; more rigid instead of more flexible. We are sad to say it, but the A von Park City Council, in particular, does not seem to h ave learned a single lesson from the last year or so. This lack of critical insight is dangerous behavior for any elected official. While the recall effort is dead in the water, those officials who were targeted shouldnt make the mistake of thinking the tension is behind them. The recall only failed because of technicalities in the dating of signatures, not because of a lack of angry citizens. No one really wants a recall, of course. What we all want is good, responsive government. We would be thrilled to see enlightenment come to the members of the city council. We would be delighted to see proof of lessons learned. We hope a sense of community and shared resolve returns to the City of Charm. But none of that is going to happen as long as the council members refuse to examine their role in the governments meltdown. Instead, council members are rationalizing past events and blaming others, never themselves. Mayor Sharon Schuler, for example, has said on the record that she feels the reason so few people applied for the position of city manager was because of the newspaper and Internet articles referring to city problems. According to her, the lack of applicants doesnt have anything to do with the way the council dealt with Bruce Behrens, the previous city manager, or the disorganized way in which the city went about choosing him in the first place. The idea that professionals in the field of government and public service wouldnt keep track of what is happening in Avon Park is naive. City councils, like people, develop reputations. The truth is, Avon Park is perceived as being a difficult employer. Until the members of the Avon Park city council open themselves up to their constituents and make their governing process transparent, they will have no chance to make a positive difference. It will take courage for sure, and patience and humility but if the council wants to be respected and admired its going to have to not just acknowledge the people who elected it, it will have to embrace them, listen to them and act on their behalf. Leading a town shouldn t be about power and ego. It isnt for the insecure or fearful. It is about neighbors working together to meet challenges, without fear or favor. All we want is for the council to do right by the citys citizens. Page 4ANews-SunFriday, June 10, 2011www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION Avon Park City Council apparently hasnt learned from past troubles Because the News-Suncovers the municipal and county governments, no one knows better than we do the challenges facing elected officials. Dr. Death is dead. Murad (Jack) Kevorkian, whose name has been synonymous with doctorassisted suicide, died last week at 83. He spent eight years in a maximum-security prison for helping the sick end their suffering. But Kevorkian was no angelof death. He was eccentric, flamboyant and obstinate about his pet cause. He taunted the authorities, doing himself no favors in the process. But he did force us as a country to talk for a minute about the rights of the dying. Kevorkian himself died quietly in a hospital due to a blood clot. W e tend to treat death as something we can beat. Youre supposed to beat cancer, the number two cause of death in this country. We celebrate those who triumph over disease. Survivors become centerpieces of schmaltzy fluff segments on the evening news. We whistle past the fact we are all at some point going to die. Three states have Death with Dignity Laws: Oregon, Washington and due to a court decision and the failure by the state legislature this year to outlaw it Montana. In these states there are actual death panels: procedures to carry out the wishes of the dying including how to administer the final overdose of barbiturates. The problem with the Health Care Reform Lie of the Year the made-up death panels (beside the fact it wasnt true) is it made end-of-life issues politically taboo. The rumor of a secret Star Chamber Government Death Panel has inhibited any openness to the conversation about physicianassisted suicide. Yes, opportunistic fear mongering has scared us away from addressing our ultimate fear. My 12-year-old dog had lymphoma. Her body rapidly decomposed while still alive. Zombie tales must have been first inspired by helplessly watching the sick suffer. That was my puppy unable to eat or manage stairs. Her nose oozed blood. Her breathing became progressively more labored. She was not going to get better. Her vet pleaded with me to put her down. Its the best thing you can do for her now. I had my hand on her head as she passed. Im not advocating everyone who is sick and not going to get better should be put down. Also, to be clear, Im not equating dogs with people. But, I would like to think I myself could be allowed the same compassion my dog received when it comes for my end. This years Sundance Film Festival debut, currently airing on HBO is the documentary by Peter D. Richardson, How to Die in Oregon. Since the states Death with Dignity act was passed in 1994, approximately 500 people have partaken. The film opens with #343, Mr. Roger Sagner, being handed a lethal cocktail of drugs while surrounded by his family and loved ones. Hes asked if he has any final words. He pauses, looks down at the ground and declares, I thank the wisdom of the voters of the state of Oregon. Then he sips the barbiturate slurry and lies down. We then follow an activist, a volunteer, an opponent and an advocate of the law. Its pragmatic, honest and intentionally haunting. The film brings up an interesting question: What do end of life decisions look like in a free country? Currently, they look like they are ruled mostly by religious paranoia and rather than by individual choice. Part of the problem is we hope we wont die, so we dont want to think about it. Since death actually scares us, scaring people about death takes little effort. Alaw in Oregon, which has helped 500 people over the last nearly two decades, has not been a slippery slope, and it has not encouraged statistically more suicides. In short, that law has not lived up to any of the fears put forth by opponents. And yet, sadly, this type of legislation will rot in the field in most states. The person who rubbed our face in our own mortality, the most famous and wacky of Death with Dignity advocates, Dr. Kevorkian is no longer with us. Hed probably appreciate the irony in calling his death a loss for the dying. But to quote another health care reform canard, Do you want the government in between you and your doctor? Because in 47 other states it is. Tina Dupuy is an award-winning writer and fill-in host at The Young Turks. E-mail tinadupuy@yahoo.com. This column has been edited by the author. Representations of fact and opinions are solely those of the author. The case for actual death panels Guest Column Tina Dupuy Dont recall. Run for electionEditor: Thank you for printing the other side of the probl em some people are having with some members of the Avon Park City Council. I am a former member of the Avon Park City Council and I am so thankful that during my term that I did not have to face the criticism and slander our city council members are facing today. I have known the three members being recalled for many years (probably about 35-40 years) and feel that they are reputable citizens who are being unfairly criticized. They were fairly elected by the citizens to fill these positions. I feel they should be praised for standing firm on their beliefs in the midst of the confusion that seems to be making Avon park the focus of disunity and discord. This discord is going to keep reputable and qualified people from seeking membership on the council. Instead of spending so much time on the recall procedures, why dont these people begin making plans to run for city council during the next election. The vote is a powerful tool and I suggest that using the vote instead of recall to accomplish tasks, that undoubtedly some people feel need to be addressed, would be a more democratic method. I am saddened by the constant discord that seems to be drawing so much negative attention to our city. I love Avon Park and appreciate living here and raising my family here. I feel that many statements made by some of the people who are actively supporting the recall procedure need to be questioned and there should be facts given to support their statements. I am sure that the city lawyer, who is present at the council meetings, makes sure that correct procedure and adherence to the City Charter are followed in decisions made by the council. I have also heard that some people are questioning how the finances of the city are handled. This is a very serious accusation. There are laws and safe guards in place to ensure that there is no way that the council members could misuse city funds. Jimmie Garner Butts Avon Park The most significant battle of our timeEditor: When I was growing up, my parents taught me that the family was the backbone of the nation and the farmer was the source of our food supply. In a recent newsletter, I learned that President Obama instructed Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice to cease defending the Federal Defense of Marriage Act. This is the law that defends marriage between one man and one woman. He also proclaimed the law to be unconstitutional. Holder immediately notified Congress that the defense of DOMAbe withdrawn in all cases pending in the federal judiciary. These cases challenge marriage between one man and one woman for purposes of federal law and benefits for federal employees. He then sent letters to every court in which DOMAwas being challenged to declare that the United States would no longer offer a defense, also pronouncing DOMAunconstitutional. It is not the prerogative of the Executive Branch to determine whether or not a law is constitutional...Thirty states have passed marriage amendments affirming marriage as being between one man and one woman and 45 have the natural definition of marriage in either Constitution state laws or both. It seems obvious to me that our president could care less about what the people want. ... Mr. Obama is declaring war on the American people and our values. To redefine the definition of marriage will destroy the institution of marriage and devastate the family unit in America. Legally sanctioning same sex marriage would have far reaching social, moral, economic and political ramifications. Public school curricula will by necessity redefine the family unit to include anyone who associates with another in a loving relationship. Same sex marriage claim the presence of both moms and dads in family is irrelevant to the well being of children. ... Boys without fathers are more likely to become juvenile delinquents... Same sex marriage will crush religious freedom and criminalize speech. People have already been arrested for carrying signs advocating natural marriage; wedding photographers have been fined for refusing to photograph same sex ceremonies. I agree with Mat Staver, this is the most significant battle of our time. I pray we take these things seriously and do everything we can to see that it doesnt happen. Willie Clyde (Toole) Cloud Sebring BouquetLittle Women is a play to not be missedEditor: Highlands Little Theatre has done it once more. The actors in Little Women would have made Louisa M. Alcott proud. You could just hear in their voices and see in their actions the work each had put in their part. At 13 Hannah Cribbs played her part as Amy March to the hilt. Lindsey Reck as Jo March was to be applauded. In fact, I can not say enough about any of the cast; they were all outstanding, as were the costumes, set, lighting, as well as hair and makeup. I will admit the sound could have been better. As I heard a number of people say they missed a lot of lines. As I know I did. I for one sure miss the dinners. Not only were they tastey, but they gave the evening a more special feeling. I do hope everyone who can afford a night out, like getting out to see a play, will get to the box office MondayFriday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to get tickets. Or you may go online, www.highlandslittletheatre.org. There is a convenience fee applied for going online. But do get out to enjoy Little Women. Show the actors and crew we appreciate their hard work. Judee VanBrookhoven Sebring


C M Y K By CHRISTINE ARMARIO Associated PressMIAMI Ahigher percentage of young Hispanic adults is finishing high school, and the number attending a two-year college has nearly doubled over the last decade, according to Census data released Wednesday. The percentage of Hispanic 18to 24-year-olds who are not enrolled in high school and dont have an equivalent degree was 22 percent in 2008, down from 34 percent in 1998. Meanwhile, the number attending a 2-year college increased 85 percent, from 540,000 in 2000 to 1 million in 2008. Its an amazing level of growth, said Kurt Bauman, the chief of the Census Bureaus education branch. Researchers said the numbers on high school completion were the result of several factors, including targeted efforts to reduce the number of Latino students dropping out, as well as an increasing percentage born and attending all their schooling in the United States. But several experts also expressed concern that high numbers are choosing twoyear colleges, where students tend to have lower completion rates and frequently do not go on to earn a bachelors degree. Jose Cruz, vice president for higher education policy and practice with the Education Trust, pointed to studies that show a majority of Latino students aspire to earn a bachelors degree, but noted they are overrepresented in 2-year institutions. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 10, 2011Page 5A MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; ff top rhp only STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living INDIAN RIVER TRANSPORT/; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black; IO#11065PP3 84270 liquor Martial Arts 2x3 Stanley Steemer 2x3 Indian River Tranpsort/ Lakeshore Carwash 2x3 Publix 2x16 MARC HUDSON Marc Edward Hudson, age 2 7, passed away Sunday, June 5, 2011 in Tampa, Fla. H e was born in Avon Park, Fla. to Calvin Paul and Debbie J. (Mount) Hudson. Mr. Hudson worked for Ben Hill Griffin. He enjoyed ridi ng four-wheelers, playing pool, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He was of the Christian faith and had been a lifelong resident of Avon Park. He is survived by his wife, Kristy Swett Hudson; child ren, Geo, Lana, Bradley and Harmoni Hudson; father and step-mother, Paul and Caroline Hudson Sr.; mother and step-father, Debbie and J r. Taylor; grandmother, Helen Hudson; brothers, Paul Hudson Jr., Garrett Smith and Conner Smith; sisters, Stefanie Alvarez (Danny), S abrina Pantiagua (Javier) and Abby Smith; nephews, Sean, Nathan, Chase, Danny Jr.; and nieces, Shelbie and Obdulia. He is survived by several aunts, uncles, cousins and many of his lifelong friends. Visitation will be held Friday, June 10, 2011 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home with a graveside service to follow in Lakeview Memorial Gardens at 12:30 p.m. Stephenson Funeral Home Avon Park, Fla. CATHYMC COOK Cathy Lavin McCook, 51, passed away on June 4, 2011. She was born in Avon Park, Fla. on Aug. 12, 1959. She was the daughter of Hattie M. Braithwaite (deceased). Although a native and longtime resident of Avon Park, Fla., she had resided in Laurinburg, N.C. for the past several years. Cathys chosen career field was that of a phlebotomist and certified nursing assistant. She loved caring for others and did so for many years. She first accepted Christ and was baptized in the Church of Christ in Avon Park in the early 1970s. In loving memory she leaves to mourn her children, Michele Diaz and son-in-law, Axel Diaz of Sebring, Fla.; grandchildren, Syniah Edwards, Kevin Edwards and Jordan Diaz of Sebring, Fla.; siblings and other family, brother, Michael Smith and sister-in-law Grace Smith of Laurinburg, N.C.; and sister, Brenda Esprit of Jacksonville, Fla., along with a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition, godfather Alcus Snell Sr., godbrothers, Alcus Snell Jr. and Gerald Snell; and godsister, Yolanda Snell. Amemorial service will be held Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 3 p.m. at Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825, with Minister Larry Roberts and Minister Herbert Sykes officiating. Repast will be held in the multi-purpose center at the church immediately following the service. Marions Community Funeral Chapel entrusted with final arrangements. SETH McCORMICK Seth (Skip) C McCormick passed away at his home in Charlotte, N.C. on June 6, 2011 after a valiant one-year battle with cancer. Skip was a 1960 graduate of Avon Park High School. He is survived in the home by his loving wife, Lana; son, Erik of Fairfax, Va.; and current Avon Park residents, mother Ethel and brother T erry. Any remembrances can be made to the American Cancer Society or Hospice. FRANK SCHUTT Frank H. Schutt, 94, of Sebring, Fla., (formerly of Monroe, Neb.) died Monday, June 6, 2011 in New Hope, Minn. Visitation will be on Saturday, June 11, 2011, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. with a funeral service following at 10:30 a.m. at the Gass Haney Funeral Home. Pastor Wayne Nestor will officiate. Interment will be the Columbus Cemetery with military honors by the American Legion Hartman Post 84 Honor Guard. The family would like to invite all who attend to join them for a lunch following the burial. Memorials are the donors choice. Frank Schutt was born April 1, 1917, near Meadow Grove, Neb., to Charles and Emma (Freeze) Schutt. He attended school at West Emerick District 50. On March 5, 1942 Frank entered the U.S. Army and served during World War II in the 73rd Engineer Light Pontoon Company. After service in the construction of the Alaska-Canada Highway, Frank was sent to the European theater where he served in the Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns in 1944-45. Upon being honorably discharged, Frank returned to farming in December 1945. On Feb. 6, 1951 he married Ruth Badje at St. Johns Lutheran of Green Garden near Madison, Neb. The couple farmed near Meadow Grove, and in 1960, they moved to a farm near Monroe, Neb. Frank and Ruth retired to Sebring, Fla. in 1981. Frank enjoyed traveling, fishing, music, and had an interest in automobiles. Frank is survived by a son, Dale (Ann) Schutt of Maple Grove, Minn.; daughter, Grace (Brad) Stewart of Eden Prairie, Minn.; grandchildren, Randy Schutt, Terry Schutt, Kyle Stewart, and Janet Stewart. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Emma Schutt; sister, Caroline Kohl; and wife, Ruth Schutt. CHARLES WACH Charles W illiam Wach, 90, of Sebring, Fla., passed away Saturday, June 4, 2011, in Sebring. He was born April 17, 1921 to Frank Harry and Ethel Mae (Carter) Wach in Bloomington, Ill., and had been a resident of Sebring since 1985, coming from Sarasota, Fla. He was a machinist for the school board and a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Masonic Lodge 512, Wade Barney Lodge and Sebring Christian Church. Mr. Wach is survived by his wife, Karin Wach; and sons, Terry Wach and Dennis A. Wach, all of Sebring; nine grandchildren and 26 greatgrandchildren. Memorial donations may be made in his memory to Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL33872. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com McCook OBITUARIES Courtesy photo Florida Hospital salutes its partners in health care during the recent National EMS Week with gifts of freshly baked cookies and tee shirts. Florida Hospital is proud of the exceptional service that Highlands County EMS provides to countless patients every day making them Everyday Heroes. EMS staff members are dedicated to saving lives and limiting suffering, even if that requires personal sacrifice and risk. Pictured are (from left) Lead Paramedic Trevor Cauffield, Florida Hospital ED Nurse Manager Steve Byrum, Florida Hospital Administrative Director of Nursing Deb Vaughn, EMT Austin Maddox, Paramedic Supervisor Lance DuVall, EMT/Paramedic Ron Franklin, Paramedic Training Officer Troy Granata and Florida Hospital ED Clinical Coordinator Kelly Ashworth. Everyday Heroes More Hispanic students finish high school


C M Y K Page 6ANews-SunFriday, June 10, 2011www.newssun.com HIGHLANDS LITTLE THEATRE PP; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 6/10/11 CHICANES; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 6/10,12 Gallery Walk this week. Stop by to watch, and to enter a drawing for an embellished gicle. Original art will be discounted during the event. Scribes Night Out is SundaySEBRING Scribes Night Out is a gathering of local writers who share readings of their work with the public at Brewsters Coffee House in Sebring. Sponsored by Heartland Cultural Alliance along with Bruce Rogers, proprietor of Brewsters, the event is held on the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 6:30 p.m. After the featured writer, and a short break, the microphone is open to anyone who wants to share their writing, whether published or not. Aspiring writers, especially students, are encouraged to attend and participate in the open mike session. Scheduled for Sunday is Yvette M. Scholl, author of The Inheritance (2004) and The Legacy (2008). According to Scholls bio on Xlibris.com, Yvette grew up in Cheektowaga, N.Y. Her parents instilled in her the love of learning, especially reading in particular. She discovered science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories. After moving to Texas, Scholl joined the Greater Houston Area Writing Project, which offered her the encouragement to write her novels. She now resides in Sebring. Scholl is an educator in Highlands County and is ready to enjoy the summer break. She says, I work best at home in mismatched socks with a cup of hot cocoa within reach. To schedule a date to read as a featured author, contact Sherry Carlson by email or phone at sherryc@vistanet.net or (954) 319-2140. Books by published authors will be available for purchase at each event.Events planned at lodges, postsLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 will host L&LDuo today. Bingo is set for 2 p.m. Saturday with horse races set at 5:30 p.m. Aprime rib dinner will be served Saturday, June 18 (get tickets early please). Music with Now & Then from 5:30-7 p.m. For more information, call 6995444. The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will host a game of Texas Hold-em at 2 p.m. today. Music with Tom McGannon from 6-9 p.m. Bingo bango will be played at 2 p.m. Saturday. Music with Steve and Peggy from 6-9 p.m. For more information, call 465-0131. The American Legion Placid Post 25 will host music by Frank E. from 6:30-9:30 p.m. today. Texas Hold-em is slated for 1:30 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday, June 19 (Fathers Day), a roast beef dinner will be served from 4-6 p.m. Tickets are $7 advanced, and $9 at the door. Music by Gary and Shirley from 5-8 p.m. For more information, call 4650975. SEBRING The Sebring Moose Lodge will have music by Loose Change from 6-10 p.m. today. Music by Gary and Shirley from 6-10 p.m. Saturday. The Moose game is set for 9 p.m. For more information, call 655-3920.Sebring Elks plan Flag Day ceremonySEBRING The Sebring Elks annual Flag Day ceremony will be held at 6:30 p.m. today in the lodge meeting room. The service will be led by Betsy Waddell, CPO, U.S. Navy (Ret.). Assisting will be members of the Veterans Council of Highlands County. Plan to attend this annual event to pay tribute to the nations flag. The Friday night dance will begin following the service.Family movies showing at the LP Memorial LibraryLAKE PLACID The June presentation of free Saturday 2 p.m. Matinee films at the Lake Placid Memorial Library includes Yogi Bear (PG) this week. The public is invited to attend. Seating is limited. Children age 9 or younger must be accompanied by an adult.Drum Circle gathers SaturdaySEBRING The Community Drum Circle and Primal Connection Percussion Ensemble performance in the Kenilworth Lodge, 1610 Lakeview Drive from 8-10 p.m. Saturday. The public is welcome. Bring an instrument if you have one. Bring a friend. Join the Primal Connection and make a joyous sound. No experience necessary. Play along, dance or just enjoy the music. Some percussion instruments will be available for the public to use. Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS of Frostproof, was arrested on an out-of-county warrant. Bobby Joe Farrell, 46, of Sebring, was charged with two counts of failure to appear reference use or possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cannabis. Antonio Hernandez, 31, of Stuart, was charged with violation of a municipal ordinance. Michael Allen Huffstutlear, 34, of Lake Placid, was charged with DUI. Gary Christopher Ingmire, 31, of Sebring, was charged with violation of probation reference grand theft. Lincoln Christopher Johnson, 30, of Lake Placid, was charged with grand theft. John Henry Kerney, 26, of Sebring, was charged with two counts of violation of probation reference sale/manufacture/deliver of marijuana. Freddy Alberto Medina, 33, of Avon Park, was charged with violation of a municipal ordinance. Leonardo Edil Rosado, 37, of Avon Park, was charged with two counts of failure to appear. Ann White Porter, 34, of Lake Placid, was charged with shoplifting. Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER around, people act different. After recently meeting and bonding with Staff Sgt. Bryan Burgess, 29, and Spc. Dustin Feldhaus, 20, Burrell learned that both of his budd ies had been killed, along with four other 101st Airborne Division parat roopers, during a chaotic M arch 29 battle. Instead of meeting again and sharing some laughs with his f riends, Burrell packed up his gear and traveled through the mountains to photograph their memorial s ervice. I was in an eight-hour firefight with those dudes, you know? Burrell said. I g ot pretty close to them. I h eard about their passing, and I really wanted to go a nd cover (the memorial s ervice) for them and for their families. Less than two weeks later, G en. David Petraeus arrived at a remote forward operating base to award Silver S tars to Capt. Edward B ankston and Sgt. Joshua Bostic, two of the many surv iving heroes who helped t he 101st win the crucial b attle. After the emotional ceremony, Burrell became overwhelmed when several grieving soldiers thanked him for caring enough to interview them and take their photos. To me, thats a better feeling than any sort of award or any sort of recognition that someone else could give me, Burrell explained. Its the dudes that Im actually with telling me thanks. Like many fellow troops in Afghanistan, Burrell is frustrated that stories of sacrifice from the 10-year conflict arent filling up television, computer and smartphone screens at home. Thats the stuff that the media the mass media doesnt care about, Burrell said. They have a 24-hour news channel that doesnt cover things as important, I think, as the soldiers and their loved ones. Regardless of where his stories end up, Burrell will be in Afghanistan until at least the late summer, giving his countrymen a window into a war thats mostly out of the spotlight. When asked how he copes with his job emotionally, Burrell, who usually asks the questions, paused. Its sort of cathartic to write about it its cathartic to take all those photos and keep them all, he responded. Its crazy; Ive seen guys pick up their battle buddies and run through a hail of gunfire to get their guys to a medevac. Sometimes, I feel happy with a camera in my hand I almost hide behind it, the humble warrior admitted. I feel like Im looking at (war) through a movie screen or a video. Along with his camera and heavy backpack, Sgt. 1st Class Mark Burrell hauls scores of haunting images around the treacherous mountains of eastern Afghanistan. The news he risks his life to send home always unpredictable, sometimes unforgiving carries tremendous weight. To find out more about Tom Sileo, or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. Continued from page 2A Reporting the war a hard job Its sort of cathartic to write about it its cathartic to take all those photos and keep them all.MARKBURRELL Sgt. 1st Class Highlands Little Theater3x10.5 Chicanes 3x10.5


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, June 10, 2011Page 7A LOWES/VERTIS; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black; IO#923786 #6578 samsung Courtesy photo K-Kids at Sun N Lake Elementary School present the Kiwanis Club of Sebring with a check for $763.75 from their first service project for the Kiwanis ELIMINATE Project. The council also discussed options like streaming video over the Internet for their meetings, putting all meeting a gendas, packets and background on the Internet, and putting public records into the universal PDF format. According to Town Clerk A rlene Tuck, the savings on just copies, toner and staff time would add up to tens of thousands each year. This will more than pay f or the cost of the software to put this into place, Tuck told the council. I think we should move forward with this. Our goal is to make this public and council friendly, W illiams said. We hope to look at getting all of codes, minutes and agendas online first. County Commissioner Don Elwell, who was at the meeting Monday, encouraged the council to move forward with the transparency and cost savings that going paperless would bring. It was estimated that we at the county level could save about $28,000 per year in just copies. The staff had to make 10 copies for every packet, which could be upwards to 280 pages. I think that now everyone but (commission chairperson Barbara Stewart) is getting it electronically, Elwell said. It is really easy to do, said County Commissioner Jack Richie, who was also at the special meeting. You can bookmark and flip backwards and forwards, and the county staff really makes it easy to access by setting up some pre-made bookmarks. We saved a lot of money, and you will too. It takes a little getting used to, but you will really like it when you do it, Richie said. The council directed Williams to get firm estimates on each item, such as the software, and present different option packages at a future meeting. Continued from page 1A LPwants to improve public records Sun N Lake K-Kids give to Kiwanis By KELLI KENNEDY Associated PressMIAMI Florida health officials will hold public meetings around the state starting Friday to get input from Medicaid beneficiaries on sweeping changes to the program for poor and disabled patients. Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican who made millions as a health care CEO before his election, signed a bill last week that places the health care of nearly 3 million Florida residents into the hands of for-profit companies and hospital networks. The Agency for Health Care Administration is required to hold the public meetings before seeking federal approval of the statewide changes. The agency must submit a plan to federal health officials by Aug. 1. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services signaled earlier this year its willing to work with the state on the overhaul, but stressed Floridas plan must address concerns about patient care, transparency and accountability under the pilot program. State lawmakers also set aside $2 million to pay a consultant to help coordinate the process with federal health officials. The meetings are slated to start Friday in Tallahassee and end June 17 in Fort Myers. The Republican-led Legislature overhauled the program this session saying Medicaid costs were overwhelming the state budget and promised privatization would rein in costs and improve patient care. Critics fear the bills build on a flawed five-county experiment where patients struggled to access specialists and doctors complained the treatments they prescribed were frequently denied. Unhappy patients in pilot counties of Broward and Duval have flooded past Medicaid meetings to air complaints. But supporters say they have addressed the pilot programs shortcomings and it now includes increased oversight and more stringent penalties, including fining providers up to $500,000 if they drop out. The measures also increase doctorsreimbursement rates and limit malpractice lawsuits for Medicaid patients in hopes of increasing doctor participation in the program. The bills (HB 7107 and HB 7109) also require providers to generate a 5 percent savings the first year, which could save the state about $1 billion. Long-term care patien ts will be the first to enroll in the statewide program starting in October 2013. The rest of the population will join the following year. The law does not require plans to spend certain percentages on patient care and administrative costs, but instead calls for managed care plans to repay profits over 5 percent to the state. Democratic leaders in the House and Senate voiced concerns about the statewide expansion saying there was little evidence the pilot program improved patient care or saved money after five years. We anticipate a lot of public participation and we are ready to listen to constructive comments and suggestions about ways in which the agency can most effectively implement the statewide Medicaid managed care program, AHCA spokeswoman Shelisha Coleman said. Online: http://ahca.myflorida. com/Medicaid/statewide mc/index.shtml Meetings on states Medicaid overhaul to begin today Associated PressST. AUGUSTINE The iconic Florida black bear and 15 other s pecies, including the brown pelican, white ibis, snowy egret and alligator snapping turtle, lost their threatened status Wednesday because studies show they are no l onger at high risk of extinction. The native bear, considered threatened since 1974, was among 16 removed from the state imperiled species by the Florida Fish and W ildlife Conservation Commission. Astudy found that the bears numbers had increased from 500 in the 1950s to more than 2,000 in the early part of this decade. Commissioners voted 6-0 to remove the 16 species from the list, but the change will not take place officially until they come up with a management plan. That could open the door to bear hunting in Florida, which was banned in 1994. This is a time for celebration, said Commissioner Rodney Barreto. Not everyone, though, was celebrating. Jennifer Hobgood, Florida director of the Humane Society of the United States, said the bears are at risk of inbreeding because they live in isolated groups. They should remain protected until those groups can be connected and interaction with humans is reduced, she said. Since 1998, the bears image has been featured on the states Conserve Wildlife specialty license plate, which has generated about $500,000 per year for wildlife commission programs. The delisting is the result of a directive by the commission to its staff in 2007 to revise the imperiled species system. Since then staffers have conducted biological status reviews for 61 species considered threatened or of special concern. Florida black bear, 15 other species removed from threatened list Lowes 6x10.5


C M Y K April 18Citimortgage Inc. to Samuel L. Crotty, PTL8/9 Blk 8 Town of Avon Park, $16,000. Aida Jusino to Barty G. Bobich, L22 Blk 45 Leisure Lakes Sec. 11, $32,000. Charles Joseph Mooney to Michael Ragusa, L2 Blk 7 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 8 $65,000. Fannie Mae to Justin H. Stockton, L116 Twin Lakes Est., $74,900. Bruce Ihrke to Lee C. Maule, L29 Blk 9 Venetian Village Revised, $43,500. Louise L. King to Tito Guglielmi, L1B Blk 252 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 1 3 Replat, $64,000. Fannie Mae to HCR 0 311, Unit 6-B The Manors, $5,100. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. to Cindy L. H urner, L467 Sebring Hills, $ 64,900. Mark A. Sessums to Highlands Independent Bank, PTL7 Blk 16 In Sec. 22-33-28, $47,500. Lake Placid D evelopment Corp. Inc. to T erry A. Mace, L6 Blk 288 P lacid Lakes Sec. 20, $12,900. Arthur A. Wieczoreck to A rthur A. Wieczoreck, L3 B lk E Spring Lake Sec. 1, $56,300. Farm Credit of Florida to Paul E. Fabry, Parcel 23 In Sec. 4-39-30, $45,000. Donald H. Vandello to Lyndon V. Lawler, L20 Blk 5 V enetian Village Revised, $ 76,000. Federal National Mortgage Assn. to Timothy L. Mann, L21 Blk 1 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 6, $ 64,000. Highlands Independent B ank to Peggy W. Burcham, PTL10 Blk 10 Town of Avon Park, $15,500. Highlands Independent Bank to Hugh Gillard, L67B Vantage Pointe Phase II, $10,000. Highlands Independent Bank to William Wade Smith, L1/25 Blk 143 Leisure Lakes Sec. 2, $ 83,500. Jeremy Randolph to Mary Louise Pushcar, PT L7/8 Blk 16 Sun 'N Lakes Est. Acres Sec. 27, $67,500. Michelle Teague to J ames D. Wisenberg, L11 P TL12 Blk 130 Lakeview Place Add, $54,900. Eric J. Silsby to Richard L. Temple, L23 Blk 252 Placid Lakes Sec. 20, $102,000. Robert Carrubba to Richard G. Ferrando, L8 Blk K Lake Placid Camp Florida Resort Replat, $105,000. Naser A. Abueqab to Perry Smith Family Ltd., PT Sec. 27-3733/Other/Easement, $310,000. Malcolm W. Ross IV to Gary R. Asbury, L17/18 Blk 10 Lake Blue Est., $160,000. William Cruz Jr. to Steven T. Straily, L11 Blk 706 Sun N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 4 Revised Replat, $143,000. Warren H. Glass to David D. Denkhaus, L16 Blk 87 Placid Lakes Sec. 8, $145,000.April 19Bank of America to John Parker, L84-ABlk 143 Placid Lakes Sec. 11 Revised Resub, $64,400. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to David A. DeLoach, PTSec. 9-3329/Other/Easement, $95,000. Jose L. Morejon to Lenora L. Robinson, L22 Blk 50 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 2, $62,000. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to John C. Caspare III, L660 Sebring Hills, $40,000. Hyla Thompson to James Moran, L1 Blk 1 Lake Josephine Heights 2nd Add, $35,500. Donna M. Griffith to Albert Flapan, L97 Sylvan Shores Est. Sec. E, $65,000. Heartland National Bank to Kyle W. Sager, L42044208 Avon Park Lakes Unit 14, $5,500. Marnie G. Crane to Denver R. Luckadoo, L1115 Blk 6 Istokpoga Park Sub, $80,000. Donna Enderle to John F. Thomas, L7 Istokpoga Shores Unit 1, $125,000.April 20Bayview Loan Servicing to Champion for Children Foundation of Highlands County Inc., PTL1/2 Blk 48 Original Town of Sebring, $75,000. Lawrence Wilson Williams to Hosmer Compton, L1-11/32 Blk 7 Lake Groves Resub, $65,000. Walter J. Wakefield to Jack N. Hatfield, Unit 5-C North Bldg. Edgewater Arms Condo Apts., $29,000. William Eugene Adams to Roger Lee Foltz Sr., L24 Holiday Acres 1st Add, $30,000. Terrence G. Van Arkel to Michael Lillpop, L70887090 Avon Park Lakes Unit 22, $9,000. Todd Loren Weaver to James L. Johnson, Unit 102-II The Masters 1st Condo, $6,300. Teri Lee Varney to James L. Johnson, Unit 102-II The Masters 1st Condo, $6,300. Jodi Ann Lavely to James L. Johnson, Unit 102-II The Masters 1st Condo, $6,400. Carlos Martinez to Juan L. Martinez, L15 Blk 153 Sebring Highlands, $36,400. Dolores I. Burr to Thomas D. Ricca, L55 Blk 51 Placid Lakes Sec. 6, $82,500. Robert B. McCutcheon to Bruce Doughty, L409 Fairmount Mobile Est., $49,500.April 21James W. Bullis to E. James King III, PTL45 Blk 250 Sun N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13, $45,000. James W. Bullis to E. James King III, PTL45 Blk 250 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13, $40,000. Highlands County Title & Guaranty Land Co. to Nelson Cruz Candelaria, L6 Blk 75 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 6, $3,300. Maria D. Sorto to Douglas J. Diaz, L300 Sebring Ridge Sec. A, $60,000. John W. Hayes to Stephen B. Henderson, L39 Country Club Lake Est., $85,000. Donald E. Martin to Stanley L. Butrum, PT L32/34 Hickory Hills Unrec, $50,000. Henriette Poulin to Jose Gonzalez, L14 Blk 6 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 1, $15,000. Rose Mary Ballantyne to James E. Steiner, Unit 7 Lakeview Villas Condo, $39,000. Lake Placid Development Corp. Inc. to Hemant Mukund Phadke, L6 Blk 194 Placid Lakes Sec. 18, $29,900. Lake Placid Development Corp. Inc. to Santosh Malhari Kate, L28 Blk 102 Placid Lakes Sec. 14, $29,900. Lake Placid Development Corp. Inc. to Jose L. Medina Jr., L32 Blk 280 Placid Lakes Sec. 20, $10,900. Lake Placid Development Corp. Inc. to Clarence H. Harris, L26 Blk 9 Placid Lakes Sec. 19, $11,900. Lake Placid Development Corp. Inc. to Carlos E. Irizrry, L8 Blk 252 Placid Lakes Sec. 20, $7,900. Mary Panatieri to Manuel Patino, L612 Sebring Hills Sub, $29,000. Donald Gonzalez to George T. Morgan, L509 Sebring Ridge Sec. E, $38,000. Donald F. Cuiksa to Ole Jacob Bull, Cluster 20 Unit D Country Club Villas I Phase III Spring Lake/Other, $70,000. Joanne Pondo Daversa to Robert J. Ford Jr., L6991/6992 Avon Park Lakes Unit 22, $83,900. W alter Christensen to Philip A. Kaiser, L11 Blk 2 Lake June Pointe Phase 1, $280,000. Mack S. Isaacs to Patricia Bowen, PT L108/109 Blk 275 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13, $130,000. Steven T. Bruch to Charles M. Olesek, L314 Highlands Ridge On Lake Bonnet Phase III, $120,000.April 25HSBC Bank USAto Gil Kaelin, L17/18 Blk B Cherokee Hts., $17,300. Wauchula State Bank to Carl G. Canevari, L428 Sylvan Shores Est. Sec. D, $86,000. Robert J. Beattie to Lori Ray, L267-269 Sebring Ridge Sec. B, $86,400. Diane L. Thompson to Donna Sullivan, L19 Blk 5 Sebring Villas 1st Add, $59,000. C. Lamar Heath to John R. Cowmeadow, PTL18 Blk G Hillside Lake Est., $60,000. M& TBank to Don J. DeVaughn, L12 PTL9 Blk H Town of Avon Park, $14,000. Robbin M. Vanhemel to Richard N. Kugler, L6 Blk 6 Highlands Park Est. Sec. B, $4,000. Bonita Mae Gehring to Murray B. Fitzgerald, L4 Granada Villas Condo, $45,000. Wayne R. Valle to Jon L. Grimme, L2 Pine & Lake Sub, $96,000. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Aaron Tubbs, L823 Sebring Hills, $52,500. Lois Miriam Davis to Raymond A. Butler, L1 Blk 4 Harry Lee Trailer Park, $12,000. Clifford R. Rhoades to John E. Casali, L1/2 Blk 54 Lakewood Terraces, $75,000. Gary Neal to Jeffrey Bartfield, PTL1/2 Blk 47 Sebring Lakes Unit 4A, $2,500. Horizon Investment Co. of Florida to Perry Smith Family Ltd., PTSec. 14-3733/Easement, $1,100,000. Joan M. Kenney to Michael K. Sturgille, L63A Cormorant Point Sub Replat/Others, $140,000.April 26Ann R. Reinwand to Amanda Rae Johnson, L7/13 Blk 129 Northside Sub, $30,000. Harry C. Moore to Robert Oliver Sr., L11 Blk 1 Tulane Park, $4,000. Carol Ann Rymer to Harold E. Heavner, L33 Kingswood Manor Tract A, $57,000. Margaret Klupsch to William T. Hallam, PTL124 Blk 275 Sun 'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13, $77,500. George P. Mathey to Robert P. Berger, L30 Istokpoga Shores Unit 2, $87,500. Replat 27 to Jessie Bentz, L4ABlk 10 Lake Blue Est., $69,800. Highlands Independent Bank to Claudy Antoine, PT L7 Blk 16 Town of Avon Park, $5,000. Anidem Inc. to John 14:6, L23 Blk 62 Map of Sebring, $50,000. Gary R. Ingalls to Earl Fisher, L49 Knoll Sub, $7,000. Arthur C. Stifel to Dennis C. Callaway, L6 Blk 1 Assembly Point Sub, $148,000.April 27Crystal Gunn to Edward J. Majcher Jr., PTL9/10 Orange Villa Est., $70,500. Mildred DeLuca to Maria Anglero, PTL4 Blk 30 Avon Park Est. Unit II, $11,500. William R. Jarrett to Edward C. Kammeyer, L45 Sebring Falls, $85,000. Richard Q. Banks Sr. to James R. Davis, L21/22 Blk 6 West Beach Sub, $53,000. Norman B. Simmons to Ronald L. Shupert, L51 Grayces Mobile Est., $28,000. Apex Inc. to Edna B. Brown, L2/3 Blk ALake Placid Camp Florida Resort Replat, $59,400. Springleaf Home Equity Inc. to Mom Haven 13 LP, PTL2 Blk E Price & Gorhams Sub/Other, $6,200. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Chad Anderson, L22 Blk 1 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 12, $39,000. Suntrust Bank to Fernando M. Abanilla, PT Sec. 10-35-29, $85,600. Judith A. Myette to Marcel N. Chin, L18 Prospect Ridge Sub, $85,000. V icki L. Basham to Pearl J. Barfield, L9155-9159 Avon Park Lake Unit 28, $75,000. CCS Golf Club Inc. to Highlands County Tennis Assn. Inc., PTSec. 9-3528, $150,000.April 28Family Traditions Property to Jelisa Ward, L5 Blk 232 East-Palmhurst, $27,000. Highlands County Habitat for Humanity to Sherita Ann Baggett, L1 Masons Ridge, $87,900. Highlands County Habitat for Humanity to Priscilla Serrano, L3 Masons Ridge, $81,500. Linda M. Massey to George A. Hall, PTL1/2 Blk 4 Raes Sub, $25,000. Ruth D. Lair to Edmund J. Fischer, PTL6 Blk C Crosbys Sub, $59,000. Kyle Lagrow to Benjamin J. Byrd, PTSec. 23-35-29, $210,000. William D. Parker to Delfino International Inc., PTL3/4 Blk 5 Town of Sebring 1st Add, $352,200. Kerry D. Meeker to Richard Larry Hart, L7 Blk C Avon Lakes, $121,900. William Cecil Lemons to Ralph N. Rex, Unit 6G Casa Del Lago Condo Phase 6, $140,000.April 29Danny Thomas Mitchell to Michael A. Merolle, See Instrument, $19,000. Federal National Mortgage Assn. to Dawn L. Zahller, L17 Blk 11 Lake Blue Est., $90,000. Peggy Warneke Hopkins to Candice McDonald, PT L1117/1118 PTL1116 Avon Park Lakes Unit 3, $33,000. Richard W. Ruppel to Harold Franklin Stites, Unit 3B Golfview Townhomes Condo, $74,000. Mary Lee King to Rogelio Rico, PTL6 Blk 44 Town of A von Park, $11,000. Donald B. Soldini to Jillian V.L. Castle, L17 Blk 112 Placid Lakes Sec. 15, $12,900. Donald B. Soldini to Luis Rodriguez, L1 Blk 154 Placid Lakes Sec. 12, $56,900. Donald B. Soldini to David Levy, L28 Blk 76 Placid Lakes Sec. 7 Resub, $29,900. Donald B. Soldini to Gabriel C. Ukala, L37 Blk 141 Placid Lakes Sec. 11, $27,500. TD Bank to Frederick A. Bowen, L9 Blk 285 Placid Lakes Sec. 20, $60,500. TD Bank to John Hughes, L16 Blk 258 Placid Lakes Sec. 20, $66,000. Lisa M. Dupont to Warren Scott Handley, L11 Blk 34 Placid Lakes Sec. 3, $50,000. Linda R. Renich to Theodora D. Gunn, L2-4 Blk G Tomoka Height Sec. IX, $50,000. Dale M. Bury to Carlos Del Campo, PTL14 In Sec. 30/31-36-30, $41,000. Summer Tucker to James R. Spiegel, PTL1214 Blk 190 Woodlawn Terrace, $35,000. Richard Elmer Haley to Donald Vickers, L31 Blk 7 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 8, $6,000. C. Philip Laucks to Arlene Anholt, L41 Prairie Oaks Village, $173,500. June M. German to James W. Howard, L3 Blk B T omoka Heights Sec. IX, $205,000. Harvey L. Clemons to John C. Place, L307 Highlands Ridge On Lake Bonnet Phase III, $125,000. Wygant Ltd. to C. Philip Laucks, Unit D Bldg. 1 Country Club Downs, Page 8ANews-SunFriday, June 10, 2011www.newssun.com DESIGNER DENTAL; 3.639"; 4"; Black; tv incentive PREVENTION PLUS; 7.444"; 7"; Black; 6/8,10 DEEDTRANSFERS DesignerDental 2x4 Prevention Plus 4x7


www.newssun.comNews-Sun Friday, June 10, 2011Page 9A DOG, SHIHtzu, black & white female. Found by the Hospital in Sunny Lakes, Sebring. Call 863-273-1946 1200Lost & FoundCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first da y your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case #: GC-10-1379 CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, Deceased Plaintiff(s), vs. PABLO RODRIGUEZ and ROILAN RODRIGUEZ, NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lot 9, Block 176, WOODLAWN TERRACE, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 96, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Commerce Street Entrance of the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 22nd day of June, A.D. 2011. WITNESS my hand and official seal of this Honorable Court, this 24th day of May A.D. 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk June 3, 10, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case #: GC-10-1080 CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, Deceased Plaintiff(s), vs. AMY BROWN, a/k/a Amy A. Brown, FRANKLYN BROWN, CAPITAL ONE BANK and CREDIT ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION, et al Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lot 22, MORNING SUN MANOR, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 46, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Commerce Street Entrance of the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 22nd day of June, A.D. 2011. WITNESS my hand and official seal of this Honorable Court, this 23rd day of May A.D. 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk June 3, 10, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO.: CA10 860 GCS SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. PLAINTIFF, vs. YANET P. TORRES, ET AL., DEFENDANT. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated March 21, 2011 and entered in Case No. CA10 860 GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. is a Plaintiff and YANET P. TORRES; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF YANET P. TORRRES; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2 are Defendants, ROBERT W. GERMAINE as the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Room 105, Sebring, FL 33870, at 11:00 on June 20, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 12498, LOT 12499, LOT 12500, LOT 12501, AND LOT 12502, OF AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT 39, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 82, 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 21st day of March, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk IMPORTANT If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830, (863) 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. June 3, 10, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-237 IN RE: ESTATE OF JANE S. MACISAAC Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JANE S. MACISSAC, deceased, whose date of death was August 23, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OFA COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is June 3, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Karen M. Murray 164 Green Hills Drive Shelburne, TN05482 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Clifford M. Ables III FLORIDA BAR NO. 178379 CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III, P.A. 551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE. SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-0112 June 3, 10, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-245 IN RE: ESTATE OF EILEEN VIVIAN WILCOX a.k.a. EILEEN V. WILCOX NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EILEEN VIVIAN WILCOX a.k.a. EILEEN V. WILCOX, deceased, whose date of death was October 11, 2010, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-5545, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is June 10, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Carolyn Sue Law 1955 N. Homeric Road Avon Park, Florida 33825 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: lanier@embarqmail.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863)453-4457 June 10, 17, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 11-189-PCS IN RE: ESTATE OF EUGENIA S. CHAMBERS NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EUGENIA S. CHAMBERS, deceased, whose date of death was February 1, 2011, and whose social security number is _________, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN THREE (3) MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is June 3, 2011. PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE CONNOR J. CHAMBERS, JR. P.O. Box 859 Parrish, FL 34219 ATTORNEY FOR PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE DAVID W. WILCOX, Esquire Florida Bar No. 0281247 308 13th Street West Bradenton, FL 34205 941-746-2136 June 3, 10, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-266 IN RE: DAVID W. CARTWRIGHT, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DAVID W. CARTWRIGHT, deceased, whose date of death was January 21, 2011, and whose social security number is 228-13-9568, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870-3867. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is June 10, 2011. /s/ Patricia J. Cartwright Patricia J. 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C M Y K Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Highlands County YMCA and Highlands Youth Football Eagles as a joint venture teamed up to offer flag football this year. The teams began practicing for their season on May 17. Teams were divided into four age group divisions 56, 7-9, 10-11 and 12-14 years old. Each division has four teams with approximately 15 players each with the exception of the 5-6 year olds, which only have two teams. Games began on Saturday, June 4 at 8:30 a.m. at the Highlands County Sports Complex. It was very exciting as the fields were crowded and a lot of action was taking place. For the first time ever, Cheerleaders were on the sidelines cheering the teams on. Highlands Youth Football Eagles Cheerleaders began practicing with the flag football players and will be cheering the teams on at every game. Alot of good hustling and football was displayed on Saturday. As with every game day, there were some wins and losses, but it isn't always about the win. Coaches from the YMCA and Highlands Eagles staff are committed to teaching the kids about having fun, learning the fundamentals of football, developing relationships, playing as a team and demonstrating good sportsmanship. The season will last for six weeks with the next game on Saturday, June 11 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Highlands County Sports Complex. Come on down to see some football and support your local YMCA and Highlands Youth Football Association. SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Friday, June 10, 2011 Page 3D News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN State Farms Josh Rivera slides in ahead of Kyle Helms tag at the plate, though the Firemen would prevail, 12-4, in Tuesdays Dixie Ozone City Tournament semifinal. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Highlands County and Floridas Heartland is no stranger to professional baseball, having seen its fair share of home grown products drafted into the Major League ranks from Hal McRae to Thomas Gordon to Gabe White and Andrew McCutchen. You can add one more to the list. Unheralded and overlooked, perhaps, during his high school career, there was more going on behind the scenes for Johnny Knight, culminating in the news Wednesday that the Philadelphia Phillies had selected him in the 49th round of the 2011 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. It was an amazing moment, Knight said Wednesday, hours after seeing his name on the draft tracker. Ever since I picked up a glove I wanted to be at this point. Going pro has always been my dream. Though he wasnt making a big name for himself with gaudy numbers, his talent was being seen. Knight had been seen by a Philadelphia scout and invited to a pre-draft workout three weeks ago and performed well. They took him late because they knew nobody else had scouted him Knight selected by Phillies Courtesy photo Johnny Knight was celebrating a game-winning hit in April, and had reason to celebrate again Wednesday when he found out hed been selected in the Major League Baseball draft. See KNIGHT, Page 4B By LAUREN WELBORN Special to the News-SunSEBRING Despite a well fought battle on the diamond for both teams, Firemen emerged victorious over State Farm Tuesday night at the Max Long Recreational Complex with a 12-4 win. Firemen would show their determination early as starting pitcher DJ McPhail turned away the first three State Farm batters. This strong start and alleviation of scoring pressure would swing things strongly in Firemens favor. After Alex Lopez crossed the plate on a passed ball, Sean Osceolas ground ball would just escape the diving reach of third baseman Danny Cardoso. Jay Bible then blasted a home run to give Firemen an early lead at 4-0. State Farm, however, would not be silenced just yet. During a previous at-bat, Everett Hurst just barely missed a home run as the ball ricocheted high off the rightfield wall. Ever persistent, Hursts next attempt would find its way over the fence. This same home run would set the pace for State Farm in the next inning of play. Afew too many errors on Firemans behalf would allow Brendan Doty, Alex Colon and Josh Rivera to put three more runs up on the board for State Farm. State Farm was creeping in and the Firemen could no longer end the game early due to the mercy rule as the Firemen reach title game Firemen12State Farm4 See DIXIE, Page 4B Courtesy photo The Highlands County YMCA and Highlands Youth Football Eagles got their flag football season underway Saturday at the Highlands County Sports Complex. YMCA/Highlands Eagles Flag Football Courtesy photo Blue Streak sophomore running sensation, Taylor Tubbs, was a featured guest on Ed Lynchs Sports Talk show on Saturday, June 4. Tubbs was honored as the Sports Talk 2010-2011 Highlands County Female Athlete of the Year. She placed 9th in the Class 3A state meet in the 1,600-meter race with a time of 5:21:01. She also ran a personal record 20:14 in the District 5K cross country meet and qualified for Regional competition. The Sports Talk show airs Saturdays immediately following the Noon News on WWTK 730-AM. Scheduled guests for June 11 are Sebring High School baseball player, Matt Randall, and Blue Streak basketball player Toby Solebello. Tubbs tabbed by Sports Talk By BRETTMARTEL Associated PressNEWORLEANS Former first-round draft choice and top Florida Marlins prospect Matt Dominguez admits that all the talk in March about how close he was to breaking into the big leagues Prospect practices patience BARRYWILNER Associated PressNEWYORK Whether they are meeting in secret locations or in the middle of Times Square at rush hour, talks between NFLowners and players are a good sign. Commissioner Roger Goodell has been saying that ever since the lockout began on March 12. Players, agents and lawyers familiar with the negotiating process second the notion. Both sides met Wednesday for a second straight day in New York, with Judge Arthur Boylan joining Goodell and NFLPAchief DeMaurice Smith. It was the second time this week that the sides got together. Last week, they met twice near Chicago. Also on hand were five team owners and five players. Thats a critical component for reaching a new collective bargaining agreement. Having meetings on a regular basis is not nearly as important as having productive talks, said agent Ben Dogra, whose clients include Patrick Willis and Sam Bradford. If having productive talks encompasses meeting on a regular basis, then it is a good for them to meet as often as possible. Both sides seem ready to do that as they await a ruling about the legality of the lockout from the federal appeals court in St. Louis. The factions arent due back in court until August. On Wednesday, Judge Susan Nelson moved up a hearing for the leagues motion to dismiss the playersantitrust suit from Sept. 12 to Aug. 29 nine days before the regular season is scheduled to begin. NFLowners and players continue to be engaged in confidential discussions before Chief Magistrate Judge Boylan, the two sides said in a joint statement. Both sides met again this week as part of ongoing court mediation. Those discussions NFL, players meet See NFL, Page 4B See MARLINS, Page 4B


C M Y K SFCC Summer Youth CampsAVONPARK South Florida Panther Baseball will be holding Summer Youth Camps from June 13-16 and June 20-23 for children aged 6-13. Camps run from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and cost $80 per camp or $150 for both. Registration and sign-in begin at 8 a.m. with the camp to follow, including baseball fundamentals, position instruction, station rotation, games, swimming pool time and a camp T-shirt. SFCC head coach Rick Hitt will serve as camp director with Panther assistant coach Andy Polk and members of the Panther baseball team will be on hand as instructors. Campers should bring their individual baseball attire as well as a bathing suit and towel. The camps will be held at the SFCC Panther field at the Highlands County campus in Avon Park. For more information, call Coach Hitt at the following campus phone numbers at extension 7036: Avon Park/Sebring, 453-6661; Lake Placid, 465-5300; Arcadia, 494-7500; Wauchula, 773-2252.SFCC Fun CampsAVON PARK SFCC Athleticswill host a Two Day Fun Sport Selection camp on Thursday and Friday, June 9 and 10 for girls and boys aged 6-16. Each day the camp runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., with campers choosing their own sport, whether Beach Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Softball or Soccer. During the morning portion each day, campers will stretch, do plyometrics, agility drills, work on strength and flexibility, learn arm and body care and get introduced to the Fitness Center. Lunch is then provided with the campers then delving into the sport they chose and wrapping it up with activities in the SFCC pool. Registration and check-in from 8:158:55 a.m., and pre-registration is not necessary as walk-ups are accepted. The rate for one day is $50 and $95 for both days. The camp will be aministered by SFCC head and assistant coaches, with help from SFCC student-athletes. For questions or more information, contact Camp Director and SFCC Athletic Director Rick Hitt at 784-7036.Dragon Summer HoopsLAKEPLACID Green Dragon Basketball will be holding itsannual summer camp from June 13-17 at the Lake Placid High School Gymnasium for boys and girls in grades 2-8. Camp will run each day from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., with the final day ending at Noon. Cost of the camp is $65 and all campers will receive a Dragon Basketball camp Tshirt. Campers can bring lunch or purchase lunch items at camp concessions each day. Drinks and other snacks will be available at a reasonable cost. Half-day options are also available. Call or text Linda Veley for details and other information at 441-0299, or email veley131@comcast.net.Lake Placid Youth BowlingLAKE PLACID The Royal Palms Youth Bowling League, for ages 7 and up, begins itsnew season Saturday, Sept. 3. The sign-up fee is $25, which includes a shirt, and new bowlers are welcome. Bowling is every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. through December 10. Weekly cost is $11 and includes three games of bowling, shoes and prize fund. All Youth Bowlers are also eligible for reduced rate open bowling, though some restrictions may apply, and free bowling with instruction on Fridays from 4-6 p.m. must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call Frank Peterson at 382-9541, or Donna Stanley at 441-4897.Firecracker 5KSEBRING The 17th Annual Firecracker 5K Run/Walk is set for Monday, July 4 at the Highlands Hammock State Park at 7:30 a.m. The annual run to celebrate the nations birthday will feature plaques for overall, master and grand master male and female winners, age group awards in 5-year age divisions, technical tee shirts and plenty of ice-cold watermelon and other refreshments for runners. Entry fee is $20 thru June 27 and $25 from June 28 thru race day registration. Tee shirts guaranteed to only the first 200 entrants, so sign up early! Those desiring an entry form may email cbrojek@comcast.net or call Chet Brojek at 385-4736. Mail your checks made payable to Central Florida Striders, along with the signed application, to Chet Brojek, 3310 Par Road, Sebring, FL33872. Each year we urge runners and walkers to wear red, white and blue on race day and to entry early as we always have a large turnout for our nations birthday celebration. The race benefits the boysand girls cross country teams at Avon Park High School.Panther Volleyball CampsAVONPARK This summer the South Florida Community College volleyball program has more camps to offer than ever before. If there is a camp date that you cou ld attend but the age group is different than yours please call and special arrangements could be made. Individual private sessions for indo or and sand are available year-round. Call/Email to schedule today! June 2011 Sand:13-16 (4 days) Monday-Thursda y, 8:30-10:30 a.m. (Grades 9-12) $60 Indoor:1316 (4 days) MondayThursday, 11:30-1:30 p.m. (Grades 5-12) $60 Attend Both Sand and Indoor camps June 13-16: $100 July 2011 Sand:11-14 (4 days) Monday-Thursda y, 8:30 -10:30 a.m. (Grades 9-12) $60 Indoor:11-14 (4 days) MondayThursday, 11:30-1:30 p.m. (Grades 5-12) $60 Attend Both Sand and Indoor camps July 11-14: $100 Indoor: 25-28 (4 days) Monda yThursday Morning Session (Grades 5-8) 9:3 01 1:30 a.m. $60 Afternoon Session (Grades 9-12) 24:30 p.m. $75 Contact Coach Crawford with any questions at kim.crawford@southflorida.edu cell: 863-835-2377, or Office: 863-784-7037.Sebring Summer SwimSEBRING The summer season for swimming is upon us as the Sebring High School pool is open to the public. Pool hours for open swim will be 67:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays additional hours will be added once school is out. Cost is $2 per swimmer with big savings for frequent swimmers. Afamily pass can be bought for $50 f or the first swimmer and $15 for each additional family member. Swimming lessons will also be availab le with four separate sessions throughout the summer for eight differents levels of instruction, ranging from Adult Beginner, Parent and Tot, Fundamentals, Introduction to Water Skills, Pre-School Aquatics, Fundamental Aquatic Skills, Stroke Development, Improvment and Refinement, Personal Water Safety and Diving Fundamentals and Fitness. Session I runs from June 13-24, session II from June 27-July 8, session III from July 11-22 and session IVfrom July 25August 5. Water aerobics return as well, with certified instructor Ricki Albritton, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is just $2 per workout, or just $1 if you have the Summer Swim Pass the first class was Thursday, May 5. Summer swim lesson sign up will be Monday May 23 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday, May 28 from 9-10:30 a.m. in the front office at Sebring High School. For questions call 471-5500 ext. 228 and leave a message for Pat Caton.YMCA Soccer CampSEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCAwill be hosting a You th Soccer Camp for ages 6-14 on Monday, June 13, Wednesday June 15 and Friday, June 17. The cost $40 for members and $ 60 f or non-members. Registration fee includes a camp Tshirt. Call 382-9622 for questions.Bowling lunch benefitLAKEPLACID Hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and sausage sandwiches will be featured at a food sale Saturday, June 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in front of Do It Best Quality Hardware in the Winn Dixie Plaza, Lake Placid. One hundred percent of the procee ds benefit the youth bowlers scholarship program in which over 40 youth bowlers are currently involved. Bring your family and friendsan d come buy lunch from the youth bowlers of Royal Palms in Lake Placid. FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary)EASTERN CONFERENCEChicago 4, Indiana 1 Miami 4, Philadelphia 1 Boston 4, New York 0 Atlanta 4, Orlando 2WESTERN CONFERENCEMemphis 4, San Antonio 2 L.A. Lakers 4, New Orleans 2 Dallas 4, Portland 2 Oklahoma City 4, Denver 1 ___ CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7)EASTERN CONFERENCEChicago 4, Atlanta 2 Miami 4, Boston 1WESTERN CONFERENCEDallas 4, L.A. Lakers 0 Oklahoma City 4, Memphis 3 CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7)EASTERN CONFERENCEMiami 4, Chicago 1WESTERN CONFERENCEDallas 4, Oklahoma City 1FINALS(Best-of-7) Miami 2, Dallas 2 Miami 92, Dallas 84 Dallas 95, Miami 93 Miami 88, Dallas 86 Tuesday: Dallas 86, Miami 83 Thursday: Miami at Dallas, late Sunday, June 12: Dallas at Miami, 8 p.m. x-Tuesday, June 14: Dallas at Miami, 9 p.m. FIRST ROUND (Best-of-7) (x-if necessary)EASTERN CONFERENCEWashington 4, New York Rangers 1 Philadelphia 4, Buffalo 3 Boston 4, Montreal 3 Tampa Bay 4, Pittsburgh 3WESTERN CONFERENCEVancouver 4, Chicago 3 San Jose 4, Los Angeles 2 Detroit 4, Phoenix 0 Nashville 4, Anaheim 2 CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS (Best-of-7)EASTERN CONFERENCETampa Bay 4, Washington 0 Boston 4, Philadelphia 0WESTERN CONFERENCEVancouver 4, Nashville 2 San Jose 4, Detroit 3 CONFERENCE FINALS (Best-of-7)EASTERN CONFERENCEBoston 4, Tampa Bay 3WESTERN CONFERENCEVancouver 4, San Jose 1STANLEY CUP FINALS(Best-of-7) Vancouver 2, Boston 2 Vancouver 1, Boston 0 Vancouver 3, Boston 2, OT Boston 8, Vancouver 1 Wednesday: Boston 4, Vancouver 0 Friday: Boston at Vancouver, 8 p.m. Monday, June 13: Vancouver at Boston, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 15: Boston at Vancouver, 8 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEEAST WLPCTGB Boston3526.574 New York3326.5591 Tampa Bay3329.532212Toronto3230.516312Baltimore2931.483512Central Division WLPctGB Cleveland3426.567 Detroit3328.541112Chicago3034.4696 Kansas City2636.4199 Minnesota2338.3771112West Division WLPctGB Texas3528.556 Seattle3230.516212Los Angeles3034.469512Oakland2736.4298___Tuesdays Games Boston 6, N.Y. Yankees 4 Cleveland 1, Minnesota 0 Baltimore 4, Oakland 0 Detroit 8, Texas 1 Chicago White Sox 5, Seattle 1 Toronto 8, Kansas City 5 Tampa Bay 4, L.A. Angels 1 Wednesdays Games Minnesota 3, Cleveland 2, 10 innings Boston 11, N.Y. Yankees 6 Baltimore 3, Oakland 2 Texas 7, Detroit 3 Seattle 7, Chicago White Sox 4, 10 innings Toronto 9, Kansas City 8 Tampa Bay 4, L.A. Angels 3, 10 innings Thursdays Games Toronto at Kansas City, late Boston at N.Y. Yankees, late Seattle at Detroit, late Oakland at Chicago White Sox, late Texas at Minnesota, late Fridays Games Cleveland at N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Seattle at Detroit, 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Oakland at Chicago White Sox, 8:10 p.m. Texas at Minnesota, 8:10 p.m. Kansas City at L.A. Angels, 10:05 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEAST WLPCTGB Philadelphia3725.597 Atlanta3428.5483 Florida3129.5175 New York2932.475712Washington2735.43510 Central Division WLPctGB St. Louis3726.587 Milwaukee3527.565112Cincinnati3231.5085 Pittsburgh3030.500512Chicago2436.4001112Houston2438.3871212West Division WLPctGB San Francisco3527.565 Arizona3329.5322 Colorado2932.475512Los Angeles2934.460612San Diego2835.444712___ Tuesdays Games Pittsburgh 8, Arizona 5 L.A. Dodgers 6, Philadelphia 2 Atlanta 1, Florida 0 Cincinnati 8, Chicago Cubs 2 St. Louis 7, Houston 4 N.Y. Mets 2, Milwaukee 1 San Diego 2, Colorado 0 Washington 2, San Francisco 1 Wednesdays Games Chicago Cubs 4, Cincinnati 1 San Francisco 3, Washington 1 Colorado 5, San Diego 3 Pittsburgh 3, Arizona 2, 12 innings Philadelphia 2, L.A. Dodgers 0 Atlanta 3, Florida 2, 10 innings Houston 4, St. Louis 1 Milwaukee 7, N.Y. Mets 6 Thursdays Games Arizona at Pittsburgh, late Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia, late Atlanta at Florida, late St. Louis at Houston, late N.Y. Mets at Milwaukee, late L.A. Dodgers at Colorado, late Washington at San Diego, late Cincinnati at San Francisco, late Fridays Games Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia, 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. Arizona at Florida, 7:10 p.m. Atlanta at Houston, 8:05 p.m. St. Louis at Milwaukee, 8:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Colorado, 8:40 p.m. Washington at San Diego, 10:05 p.m. Cincinnati at San Francisco, 10:15 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Philadelphia633211510 New York427191912 Columbus436181415 D.C.444161620 Houston356151717 New England364131016 Toronto FC257131323 Chicago147101519 Sporting K.C.16361219WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Los Angeles826302012 FC Dallas734251712 Seattle546211613 Real Salt Lake63220136 Colorado437191614 Chivas USA445171614 Portland552171518 San Jose444161614 Vancouver167101420 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ Wednesdays Game Columbus 2, Real Salt Lake 1 Thursdays Game Chicago at Sporting Kansas City, late Friday, June 10 New England at New York, 8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11 Real Salt Lake at Philadelphia, 4 p.m. San Jose at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m. Chivas USA at Houston, 8:30 p.m. Vancouver at Seattle FC, 10:30 p.m. Toronto FC at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Colorado at Portland, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, June 12 Chicago at Columbus, 4 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at FC Dallas, 7 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League BOSTON RED SOXRecalled C Luis Exposito from Pawtucket (IL). Placed RHP Bobby Jenks on the 15-day DL. CHICAGO WHITE SOXPlaced RHP Jake Peavy on the 15-day DL, retroactive to June 6. Recalled RHP Lucas Harrell from Charlotte (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANSCalled up INF Cord Phelps from Columbus (IL). Optioned OF Shelley Duncan to Columbus. Transferred RHP Alex White to the 60-day DL. DETROIT TIGERS_Activated LHP Phil Coke from the 15-day DL. Optioned C Omir Santos to Toledo (IL). NEW YORK YANKEESPlaced RHP Joba Chamberlain on the 15-day DL. Claimed RHP Jeff Marquez off waivers from the Chicago White Sox. Recalled RHP Amauri Sanit from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Optioned RHP Hector Noesi to Scranton/WilkesBarre. Transferred INF Eric Chavez to the 60-day DL. OAKLAND ATHLETICSAssigned INF Andy LaRoche outright to Sacramento (PCL). SEATTLE MARINERSRecalled DH Mike Carp from Tacoma (PCL). Optioned OF Mike Wilson to Tacoma. TEXAS RANGERSFired hitting coach Thad Bosley. Named Scott Coolbaugh hitting coach. Placed 2B Ian Kinsler on the paternity list. Recalled INF Chris Davis from Round Rock (PCL). National League COLORADO ROCKIESActivated RHP Aaron Cook from the 60-day DL. Optioned RHP Greg Reynolds to Colorado Springs (PCL). Transferred LHP Jorge De La Rosa to the 60-day DL. FLORIDA MARLINSFired batting coach John Mallee. Named Eduardo Perez batting coach. SAN DIEGO PADRESActivated C Nick Hundley from the 15-day DL. Optioned OF Blake Tekotte to San Antonio (Texas).COLLEGEBIG SOUTH CONFERENCEAnnounced it will add womens lacrosse for the 2013 season. NORTHWESTERNNamed Fred Hill mens assistant basketball coach. 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C M Y K Associated PressDALLAS Gilbert Arenas is in trouble with the NBAagain. Arenas wrote on his Twitter page Wednesday that he was fined for comments he made on the social media site. NBAspokesman Tim Frank confirmed the Orlando guard had been fined, but declined to give the amount or the reason because it was not publicly announced. In a series of postings on his agentzeroshow page, Arenas made a joke, apologized to the ladies it may have offended, and asked someone to message him the NBAs Twitter rules. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, June 10, 2011www.newssun.com STATE FARM; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 6/10/11 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; 6/10/11 p/u E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; 6/10/11 p/u STATE FARM; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 6/10/11 Special to the News-SunSEBRING The boys and girls Cross Country team of Sebring High School will be holding the Run 4 the Streaks FUNdraiser Thursday, June 16 at 7 p.m. at the Sebring Public Library. The cost of $5 will see all money raised going to Blue Streak Cross Country, with additional donations accepted and appreciated. The run is not a race, but just a fun run or walk. From the library, it will proceed as an out-and-back along Lakeview Dr., with each half-mile marked out to two miles, so participants can choose to run, or walk, any distance from one to four miles. There will be T-shirts given away and watermelon at the end. Registration will be the day of the run from 6:15-7 p.m. For more information, go to the Run4theStreaks Event on Facebook, or email girls Cross Country coach Krista Fredrikson at kfredrikson@gmail.com Run 4 the Blue Streaks enough, Knights mother, Kim Gauger said. This had been the area scouts plan ever since they met him. And the late position of the selection isnt indicative of where the raw but bursting with potential Knight will end up, when you consider the likes of Mike Piazza was taken in the 62nd round of his draft. But the mere selection also doesnt necessarily change his plans to play at St. Petersburg College next season, for which he signed a scholarship on May 10. Our thoughts are whatever is best for him, Gauger said. Either way, he will get his education paid for. Hes is leaning toward going pro, of course, but we are still thinking. And nothing, thus far, is settled. (The Phillies) will be here next week to talk about plans, Gauger said. Hell be playing with his summer ball team, the Freshwater Storm, and they will be watching him. They are looking to sign him toward the end of the summer or sooner and well see where we stand. And wherever they stand, Knight knows whats ahead. If I go to the minors then Ill have to realize that it is a job and I have to be dedicated to it, he said. But being in the cage after practice, running when I dont want to has finally paid off. I believe anyone can make it to this point, it just depends on how your work ethic is, he continued. Without that, you wont make it. But those are all thoughts for the future, while this moment in time is one to celebrate and relish for what it is. I know that I had pretty much given up around the 47th round and went to try and take a nap, Gauger sai d. Then I heard a big YES come out of Jonathans room and he came storming out of his door. They didnt call me before and I was just following it on the tracker, Knight said. Hearing my name called was very exciting and a relief. Continued from 1B Knight has decisions to make, relishing the moment Courtesy photo Things are looking up for Johnny Knight, with a scholarship already in hand, after being drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies Wednesday. fifth inning came to an end, seeing ten for Firemen and now four for State Farm. Quick to earn the advantage back, Robert Spoones seeing-eye single scored Kyle Helms, who reached o na walk. Clint Patrick then ripped a double to score McPhail, t hus earning back two more runs for Firemen. With the previous shaky defense fresh on their mind, the Firemen held strong in the bottom of the sixth and were able to earn the win. Head coach Bobby Helms was very pleased with Firemens performance. Everyone hit the ball; we batted though the lineup and I am proud of the team. Firemen continued on to battle Pool Paradise Thursday night for the title of Dixie Ozone champions. Pool Paradise is currently ranked first, and undefeated in this division. With their powerhouse offense, Firemen are aware of the expected intensity of the game. We need our bats to continue the way they were tonight, coach Helms said. There are mental hurdles to jump, but all we have to do is come out and play. Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN Jay Bible is greeted by his Firemen teammates after his first-inning home run got things started in Tuesdays 12-4 win over J.R. State Farm. Dixie Ozone title game pits Pool Paradise against Firemen are expected to continue. Aperson familiar with the talks told The Associated Press that the owners and players will meet again soon and often. That means in the near future, not in a month or anything like that. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks were supposed to remain confidential. On hand at the latest talks were owners John Mara of the New York Giants, Jerry Richardson of the Carolina Panthers, Robert Kraft of the New England Patriots, Clark Hunt of the Kansas city Chiefs and Dean Spanos of the San Diego Chargers. Representing the players were NFLPAPresident Kevin Mawae, Mike Vrabel, Tony Richardson, Domonique Foxworth and Jeff Saturday. Goodell told Buccaneers ticket holders Wednesday that any time were talking thats a positive because I believe both sides want to find solutions. I believe its the objective of everybody involved with the NFLto play a full 2011 season, Goodell said during the conference call. Thats certainly what were working towards, and I think the players are working towards that, too. Its for the good of the game, its for the good of the people involved in the game, and its absolutely good for the fans. But dont get too excited about the recent talks. I dont think having the meetings is necessarily a sign for optimism, Dogra said. But the fact both sides are meeting and will continue to meet in undisclosed locations, and that ownership is present, is a good sign that both parties are continuing to talk through the issues. Added Don Yee, agent for Tom Brady and an adjun ct law professor at Southern Cal: I think it is far too early for optimism. Generally, nothing in the sports business happens until the very last minute, and were nowhere close to that yet. Still, the timing is crucial. Although June usually is a slow month in the NFL, teams already would have signed free agents and some rookies; held mini-camps and offseason training activities; and laid out plans for a full training camp beginning at the end of July. But other than conducting the draft in late April, the NFLhas been dormant. Im still optimistic were going to have 16 games, said Bengals guard Bobbie Williams, an alternate player representative. July is not here yet, and June just started. We still have time here to get this thing done. Now when July starts running out, then its a different ballgame. Come ask me again. AP Sports Writers Joe Kay in Cincinnati and John Wawrow in Buffalo contributed to this story. Continued from 1B NFL labor talks continuing I dont think having the meetings is necessarily a sign for optimism. BENDOGRA NFLplayer agent Special to the News-SunSEBRING Heartland Soccer Club tryouts for incoming 9th-12 grade boys for competitive teams will be on Tuesday, June 14 and Thursday, June 16 from 5-7 p.m. and on Saturday, June 18 from 8-11 a.m. at the Highlands County Sports Complex, field D. Incoming 9th-12 grade girls will practice on Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Sebring High School practice field behind the tennis courts. Boys and girls, 13 and under, will have tryouts on July 19, 21 and 23 at the Highlands County Sports Complex, times TBA. For questions, contact Coach Bowyer at 273-3891 or Coach Brown at 3810600. Heartland Soccer Club might have gotten to him. The 21-year-old third baseman says he may have put pressure on himself and started swinging at bad pitches. That led to his demotion during spring training to the minors, where he was hit by a pitch that fractured his left elbow. Dominguez is healthy again and starting for the Triple-ANew Orleans Zephyrs. Manager Greg Norton says Dominguezs defense is better than most major leaguers and he only needs to work on hitting better against more mature pitchers. In 19 games at in TripleA, hes batting .262 with four homers and 17 RBI. Continued from 1B Marlins prospect back in swing Arenas fined for Twitter comments


C M Y K By DAVID RISING and KIRSTEN GRIESHABER Associated PressHAMBURG, Germany Faced with an unprecedented E. coli outbreak, a team of German doctors is trying something equally new: an a ntibiotic therapy that some fear could do more harm than good. The treatment has shown initial success but there are w orries about possibly fatal side effects. Dr. Friedrich Hagenmueller, medical director at the Asklepios HospitalAltona in Hamburg, the northern city at the epicenter of the outbreak, says that with patientslives at stake the unorthodox therapy is worth trying. The worlds deadliest E. coli outbreak has killed 24 people and infected over 2,400. Most bacterial infections are treated using antibiotics. But officials at the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention typically recommend against using them in E. coli cases because of concern they might cause the bacteria to release toxins faster. Both WHO and CDC say the use of antibiotics to fight E. coli may be warranted in exceptional cases, and do not say the treatment would necessarily lead to deaths. The only conventional treatments for E. coli are drinking water and intravenous fluid replacement, but Hagenmueller says more aggressive methods are necessary because of the risk of triggering a condition that can cause deadly kidney failure and has hit an unprecedented 462 people in the outbreak. With early signs of success, a handful of other German hospitals have started trying antibiotic treatment as well. The idea is to destroy the bacteria at the start, Hagenmueller said. Hit it hard on the first day of the infection with an antibiotic. Andrea Ellis, a WHO epidemiologist, said the agency recommended against using antibiotics to treat E. coli because it speeds the bacterias release of toxins into the intestines and also could lead to kidney complications. But Stephen Smith, a microbiologist at Trinity College in Dublin who is not connected to Asklepios, defended the hospitals methods and cast doubt on the link between antibiotics and faster toxin release, saying not all antibiotics had the same effect. This is a novel strain so maybe we need novel treatments, he said. The first E. coli patients started coming to European hospitals in early May, and their numbers spiked midmonth. In Hamburg alone, more than 800 people have been sickened. Though E. coli often hits children and the elderly the worst, this time most of the patients have been between ages 20 and 50, in top physical condition, and 77 percent of them women. Its not yet known why the E. coli strain is affecting that particular group of people; one theory is they are most likely to be eating the vegetables it is believed to be carried on. European officials have yet to pinpoint the source of the outbreak. Most of the 177 E. coli patients treated at Asklepios stabilized and were sent home a week after receiving conventional treatment. But a large minority about one-third developed serious complications. Though the diarrhea calmed, many started collecting fluid as much as 15 kilograms (33 pounds) in their stomachs, legs and lungs, Hagenmueller said. Others suffered epileptic seizures and neurological problems that robbed them of their speech. Liver problems have also been reported among the E. coli patients treated at the hospital. In the most serious cases, patients are exposed to a life-threatening attack on kidney function. Uncomplicated to complicated happens very quickly, Hagenmueller said. Over the last three weeks each and every day there has been some surprise for us. Doctors have often tried experimental therapies during outbreaks including SARS and Ebola when there were no good alternatives. In Hong Kong and Canada, doctors initially thought SARS patients were responding to a new drug regimen, but as they rolled it out in more patients, they found the treatment was toxic and in fact weakened patientsimmune systems. About two weeks ago, Hagenmueller decided to try antibiotics on Nicoletta Pabst, a 41-year-old homemaker, who was admitted with a severe case. Pabst said she was willing to try anything. He explained everything to me and I was ready to try it out, anything to make me feel better again would have been right at the time, she said. I was so sick. Hagenmueller said there was only weak scientific evidence to support the theory that antibiotics could cause the bacteria to release more toxins in the body. Nicoletta Pabst did fantastically and she was a very serious case, he said. She did so well that she went home in a week. Last week, the hospital adopted antibiotics as its regular treatment for all new serious cases. Atotal of six Asklepios patients have been treated with antibiotics since the outbreak started. Weve had five from last Friday and they are all progressing well, so Im feeling a little optimistic, though the number five is too small to mean anything, Hagenmueller said. Pabst said she was just grateful doctors are trying whatever they can to fight the outbreak. I think the key to my quick recovery was not only the antibiotics treatment but also that he gave it to me in a very early stage of the illness, she said. And who knows, maybe that even prevented my getting HUS. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, June 10, 2011Page 5B LAMPE & KEIFFER; 5.542"; 4"; Black; healthy living DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living HEALTHYLIVING Special to the News-SunExtending the Healing Ministry of Christ is not only Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Centers m ission, its a challenge the staff gladly accepts. During three days last month, Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Centers Medical Mission Team a ccomplished 73 surgeries, more than 90 emergency room consultations, over 200 general medical consultations and other procedures at a remote clinic in Sanchez, Dominican Republic. Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center has adopted the D ominican Republic as the official country of our international mission work. This international mission effort provides a channel for us, as U.S. citi zens and healthcare professionals, to share our resources and personal care with those in need beyond our borders, said Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Lake P lacid Vice President and Administrator Warren Santander. Last August, a team of 13 clinicians went to rural Limon, Dominican Republic, and performed 6 0 surgeries in two and a half days. The experiences that were generated a nd the people served, made lasting impressions on each team member. This years trip took place in a slightl y larger town, Sanchez, close to the clinic visited last year. The Florida Hospital team worked c losely with the Dominican Union of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, t he Centro Medico Vista del Jardin (Adventist Hospital in Santo Domingo), Medical Missionaries International (for rental equipment, supplies, transportation and personnel) and director of the Sanchez Clinic Dr. Sarah Green to organize and prepare for the trip. The medical mission team grew to 24 members this year, introducing additional specialties such as obstetrics, urology, neurology, pediatrics, orthopedics and dentistry. The team included: Dr. Juan Alvarez (orthopedics), Dr. Veronica Alvarez (dentistry), Dr. Miguel Beltre (internal medicine), Dr. Mia Branch (obstetrics), Dr. Raisa Camilo (pediatrics), Dr. Jorge Gonzalez (internal medicine), Dr. Kwabena Pobi (urology), Dr. Thomas Seifert (dentistry), Dr. Allen Skipper (general surgery), Dr. Subhash Tiwari (psychiatry/neurology), Dr. Arthur Verga (general surgery), registered nurses Melisa Gonzalez, Ellie Hatch, Carin Lentz, Catherine Miner, Deanna Reed, Derick Roache and Virginia Skipper, as well as Warren Santander, Lydia Santander, Juan Colon, Justina Colon, Julie Christian and Victoria Skipper. Florida Hospital Lake Placid Administrator Warren Santander and Florida Hospital Heartland Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jorge Gonzalez have organized a follow-up trip clinic in August to plan for future support and missions including possible construction efforts, medical equipment donations, and other improvements that will enhance the quality of care available to those whom the rural clinic serves. To learn more about how you can help or for more information, contact Santander at Warren.Santander@AHSS.org or by calling 699-4336. Florida Hospital Medical Mission Team touches lives in the Dominican Republic Community outreach events plannedAce Homecare community outreach events for June 2011 include: Today 7 a.m., Health Fair, Arc residence, Pleasant Street, Avon Park; 9 a.m., Health Fair, Avon Park Meal Site, Main Street, Avon Park; 10:30 a.m., Health Fair, the Palm Apartments, Hal McCrae Boulevard, Avon Park. Monday 8 a.m., Health Fair, Hammock Estates, Hammock Road, Sebring; 1 p.m., Caregivers Support Group, Crown Pointe Assisted Living Community, Sun N Lake Boulevard, Sebring. Tuesday 7:30 a.m., Health Fair, Lakeside Gardens, County Road 621, Lake Placid; 9 a.m., Health Fair, Herons Landing, Herons Landing Lane, Lake Placid; 10 a.m., Health Fair, Lake Placid Meal Site, Interlake Boulevard, Lake Placid; 1 p.m., Health Fair, Groves, behind Sebring Diner, U.S. 27, Sebring. Wednesday 9 a.m., Health Fair, Avon Park Meal Site, Main Street, Avon Park. Thursday 9 a.m., Health Fair, Maranatha Village, Arbuckle Creek Road, Sebring; 10:30 a.m., caregivers support group, Balmoral Assisted Living Facility, 93 Balmoral Road, County Road 621, Lake PlacidFree amplified telephones distributionSEBRING Hearing Impaired Person will distribute free amplified telephones to Florida recipients who have a hearing or speech loss in Conference Room at NuHope Elder Care Services, 6414 U.S. 27 South, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. By appointment only. Call (941) 743-8347. Snapshots Courtesy photo Some of the Medical Mission members take a break after dinner for a quick picture. Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun E. coli outbreak prompting experimental treatments This is a novel strain so maybe we need novel treatments.STEPHENSMITH microbiologist Antibiotic treatments show success, but worries about fatal side effects remain GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE DrRotman 2x3 Lampe & Keifer3x4


Page 6BNews-SunFriday, June 10, 2011www.newssun.com HRMC; 3.639"; 3"; Black plus three; process, healthy living SEBRING DISCOUNT BEVERAGE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 6/10,12,15 JOHN PALMER ELECTRIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 6/10,12,15 HEALTHYLIVING DearPharmacist: Are there certain ways to shop and ensure that I buy highquality supplements? J.J., Boynton Beach Answer: Yes. Heres some advice that can help you make better selections: Check for artificial colors Dyes and lakes are unnecessary additives to make supplements prettier but many are coal tar derived. Because there is no benefit obtained from artificial colors, I think they should be avoided. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration allows colors because they say they pose no risk when used properly, but I think that depends on who you ask. Some colors like tartrazine (a.k.a. FD&C Yellow 5 or E102) can trigger allergies in people; skin rashes, hives, migraines, nasal congestion, asthma, anxiety, depression or diarrhea. Some colors are are suspected in hyperactivity (ADHD) and DNAdamage (think cancer). Colors are frequently used in medications to help distinguish tablets, but less frequently used in supplements. Do you want pretty or pure? Check for allergy-causing ingredients I think its nice when a maker takes special care to avoid the items that many are sensitive to. Try to avoid wheat, gluten, dairy, corn, soy and sugar. There are many additives, some natural ones too, that can trigger problems. Download a free brochure called Food Additives from www.FoodAdditives.org. Check for USPcertification It stands for United States Pharmacopeia. When youre shopping at your local pharmacy, picking supplements, you sometimes see the three initials, USP, printed smack dab on the label, which means the product has been certified. By the way, the USPNational Formulary is kind of like a very thick cookbook of sorts that provides directions on manufacturing, disintegration, solubility and testing parameters. What I like about the USP certification process is that its a third-party verification program that is recognized as a sign of quality in more than 130 countries. I think its nice when someone other than the makers is able to certify quality, purity and potency. Just FYI, many good products are USPcertified, even though its not designated on the label. You can learn more at www.USP.org and in my book, Drug Muggers, where Ive offered you product lists and guidelines to find the highest quality vitamins and minerals based on my 22 years of experience. Check for bizarre or unnecessary additives Like high fructose corn syrup, carmine (red bug colorant), or shellac. The insidious thing here is that you cant always tell whats actually added because its done during manufacturing. For example, today on the FDAwebsite, I learned that a big company has amended the food additive regulation to permit the use of hydrogen peroxide (!) in the manufacture of modified whey. If you love whey protein shakes, make sure its derived from organic cows milk that has never been injected with growth hormones.Did You Know?If youre suffering with itchy watery eyes, conjunctivitis or seasonal eye allergies, try Zaditor eye drops. It used to be prescription, but its sold Over The Counter now and its strong. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Shop like a pharmacist Metro Services There are several things to look for when shopping for supplements. Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen By MALCOLM RITTER APScience WriterNEWYORK Scientists say theyve found cells in the hearts of mice that can make new muscle after a heart attack, raising hopes that doctors can one day help the human heart repair itself. In an embryo the cells help build the heart, but in adulthood they generally go dormant, said researcher Paul Riley of the Institute of Child Health in London. The new study found a way to reactivate them, he said. The findings suggest that someday it might be possible to develop a drug for atrisk people to keep those dormant cells ready in case of a heart attack, said Riley, an author of the report in Thursdays issue of the journal Nature. But that would be at least 10 years away, he stressed. The cells are found in the outer layer of the mouse heart. Researchers found that if they injected mice with a particular substance and gave the animals a heart attack, the cells migrated to the site of injury and made new muscle. They also found several indicators that the heart then worked better, although they said its not clear whether thats due to the new muscle or other known effects of the injected substance. Steve Houser, director of the Cardiovascular Research Center at Temple University, who wasnt involved in the study, said other teams have also reported potential repair cells in the heart, including some cells being tested in humans. He also cautioned that very little in the cardiac world has translated from mice to man. Y et, he said the ne w research was well done and will stir the field of heart regeneration studies. Special to the News-SunGAINESVILLE Whether a tumor flourishes or dies depends, to an extent, on the acidity of the environment in which it lives, and a certain enzyme plays a key role in that balance, according to new research from the University of Florida. An enzyme known as carbonic anhydrase IX (carbonic anhydrase nine) influences tumor biology by working to keep acidity or pH at a level at which normal cells perish, but cancer cells thrive. We dont know why cancer cells can tolerate low pH but they do, and we believe that carbonic anhydrase is a significant player in picking the specific pH at which the cells are happiest, said biochemist Susan Frost, Ph.D., of the UF Shands Cancer Center, who led the research team. The enzyme may serve as a new and important target for visualizing, diagnosing and treating cancer. The findings are published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. Breast cancers are often characterized by oxygen-deprived regions that clinicians generally use as an indicator of poor prognosis in patients. Such oxygen-deprived or hypoxic regions occur when new blood vessels that form to feed a tumor become compressed, cutting off circulation and the supply of oxygen and nutrients. Lack of oxygen leads to metabolic processes that make the cellsexternal environment more acidic. Those conditions favor cancer cell survival and resistance to chemotherapy agents. The enzyme carbonic anhydrase IX is expressed in connection with these oxygen-deprived areas. In a study of breast cancer cells, the researchers used a novel technique to track how oxygen is exchanged between carbon dioxide and water molecules via a chemical process spurred by the enzyme. That allowed measurement of the enzymes activity both inside and outside the cell. The researchers were able to show, for the first time, a direct link between an increase in both the production and the activity of the enzyme and oxygen deprivation in tumor cell environments. Other researchers previously showed indirect connections between the processes, using pH decrease as a marker for carbonic anhydrase expression. Further, the UF scientists showed directly that the lowering of pH occurred as the activity of the enzyme increased. This is clearly a very important result confirming what we already suspected, said Claudiu Supuran, Ph.D., a chemist who pioneered work on carbonic anhydrase as an antitumor target, and published his findings in the journal Nature Reviews. This is confirmation that carbonic anhydrase is a very important future target for anticancer drugs. Supuran was not involved in the current study. Blocking the enzyme activity could help kill cancer cells by upsetting the pH balance. Cardiac cells might help fix heart attack damage Associated PressNEWYORK Merck & Co. and Intercell AG said Wednesday they have ended a trial of a potential vaccine for Staph infections because the vaccine was not working, and because patients who took the vaccine were more likely to die. The companies said a data monitoring committee unanimously recommended that they cancel the study of V710, which is designed to prevent Staphylococcus aureus infections. Merck and Intercell said the data showed the vaccine was unlikely to demonstrate a statistically significant clinical benefit. They also said patients who were treated with V710 were more likely to have multiple organ failure and die. They said a review of the data showed the increased risk of death was not statistically significant. Merck, of Whitehouse Station, N.J., and Intercell of Vienna suspended enrollment of patients in the trial in April. At the time, the companies said the drug met key goals, but that they would conduct more analysis of the risks and benefits of the vaccine. Staph infections are oft en acquired in hospitals and they can be highly resistant to antibiotics, and lead to serious complications and death. Merck ends trial study of Staph infection vaccine Cells that rebuilt muscle found in mice UF researchers show new way to target tumor cells ARAContent Many people suffer from dryness symptoms, especially dry mouth and dry eyes. But millions of Americans may not know t hat these symptoms could be signs of a more serious medical condition, like Sjgrens (SHOW-grins) syndrome. Although most people have never heard of it, Sjgrens is the second m ost common autoimmune disorder in the United States, affecting a lmost 4 million people. If left untreated, Sjgrens s ymptoms can lead to serious health problems. Today, it takes about s even years from the first onset of symptoms before a person is diagnosed with Sjgrens. Thats a long time to suffer from chronic dryness. That is why motivated patients living w ith Sjgrens are taking the Defy the Dry camp aign to their local communities to educate friends and family about d ryness symptoms and Sjgrens. These volunteer Awareness Ambassadors are also asking healthcare p roviders to take action by making sure that dryness symptoms are a part of the conversation they have with their patients. The D efy the Dry campaign is sponsored by the Sjgrens Syndrome Foundation (SSF) and Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. One of the main reasons for the delay in o btaining a diagnosis of Sjgrens is that patients a nd doctors are simply not talking with each other about dryness symptoms. Patients may wait too long to discuss their sympt oms with their doctor or may not communicate how much their symptoms affect their daily lives. Additionally, dryness is n ot always at the top of the list of symptoms that physicians discuss with patients during every visit, says Steven Taylor, CEO of the Sjgrens Syndrome Foundation. With the Defy the Dry campaign, we hope to cut the time to diagnosis of Sjgrens in half within five years. Sjgrens is an autoimmune disorder in which a persons immune system attacks and destroys the moisture-producing glands (e.g. the salivary and tearsecreting glands) in the body. 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C M Y K Atonement Lutheran Church, ELCASEBRING The Day of Pentecost Sunday Celebration will be led by the Rev. Jefferson Cox. Eucharist Assistant/Lector is Ed Graff. Bible study canceled until the fall. Council meeting is changed to Tuesday, June 14, at 6 p.m. in the counting room. The Labyrinth Prayer Garden, at on the east side of the church, is open to the community as well as the congregation seven days per week. All are welcome to do this walking meditation. Avon Park Church of ChristAVON PARK Seize Y our Dream (Psalm 138: 8) will be the message presented by Larry Roberts on Sunday. The Lords Supper is served every Sunday. The Sunday evening service will be a Bible study from the book of Psalms. There will be a youth gettogether on Sunday night. Avon Park Church of Christ is at 200 S. Forest A ve. For information, call 453-4692.Christian Training Church SEBRING Associate Minister Casey L. Downing will bring the Sunday morning message titled Possessing, Not Possessed at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study will continue the book of Hebrews. Eastside Christian ChurchLAKE PLACID Adults are invited to Wednesday evenings mid-week Bible study and discussion time. This is an informal setting with open discussion and studying the Scriptures. Communion is offered weekly.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING The Rev. George Miller will deliver the Sunday morning sermon Cleaning House with Scripture from Acts 2:1-21. The church is at 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on Country Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.First Baptist Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK Rev. Jon Beck will be speaking at the morning service and evening service on Sunday. Wednesdays activities include a prayer meeting, childrens activities and youth activities The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information, call 453-6681 or email info@fbcap.netFirst Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID Pastor Jerry Harper will preach the Sunday morning message. The church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper Avenues in Placid Lakes. A nursery is provided for all services. For more information, please call 465-5126 from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday or e-mail the church at placidlakes@hotmail.comFirst Christian ChurchAVON PARK The Church God Intended is the sermon title this week and the Scripture is coming from Matthew 16:13-19 and Ephesians 3:1-12. Pastor Greg will be sharing how every voice is inviting His presence. W ednesday evening Bible study is available for all ages, from infant through senior adults. MOPS, a program for Mothers Of Preschoolers, starts in a few weeks. Keep a watch here for more information, or call the church office Office hours have changed to Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. First Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 4535334 or e-mail us at firstchristianap@embarqmail.com. The church website is www.firstchristianap.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the Lords Table this Sunday morning will be Linda Correll and Betty Simpson. Communion will be served by Carol Chandler, Chris Baker, Carol Graves and Michael Graves. Greeting the congregation will be David Campbell. Sandra Laufer will lead the Call to Worship. Noel and Juanita Roberts will be working with childrens church this month. Lighting the candles during the month of June will be Catherine Baker. Diane Thibodeau will be with the children in the nursery during the month of June. Rev. Rons Sunday morning sermon is titled Gods Righteous Judgment, taken from Romans 2:1.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday morning, Pastor Johnsons sermon is entitled Where Are WeLooking? based on Psalm 121. Special music will be provided by Margaret Phillips singing He Touched Me. Sunday school is availab le for all ages. Maxine Johnson, adult teacher, continues the study of David in his writing of Psalm 51 regarding repentance. The Family Gathering meets at 6 p.m. This week, several Senior High youth will be attending Bonclarken Horizon camp atFlat Rock, N.C. On Saturday, June 18, there will be a Church Work Day from 8 a.m. until noon. The church is at 215 E. Circle Street (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). Call the church office at 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING Being in Christ in 3 D is the title of Sunday mornings sermon by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer. Monday through Friday, Summer Day Camp (for ages 11-14) will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in fellowship hall. Program includes lunch, snacks and activities (Bible lessons, sports, crafts and games). Program is free other than field trips. Space is limited. Sign up in the church office.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING The Rev. A.C. Bryant will bring the message on Sunday morning, Birth of the Church, with Scripture taken from Acts 2:1-44. Family fellowship dinner and Bible study on Wednesday evening with dinner will be in the Family Life Center. Vacation Bible School is www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, June 10, 2011Page 7B 64 WEST COLLISION; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv incentive DUMMY 09; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; sponsor h. cultural alliance HIGHLANDS SHEDS; 1.736"; 4"; Black; **includes web*** RELIGION High school seniors, you have reached a milestone in your secular education that you should be proud o f, but it is only the beginning. Please consider the following rules you need to add now to your graduation credits. (These 11 rules are a ttributed to Bill Gates but this could not be verified) Rule 1: Life is not fairget used to it. Rule 2: The world doesnt care about your selfe steem. The world will expect you to accomplish s omething before you feel good about yourself. Rule 3: You will not m ake $60,000 a year right out of high school. You w ont be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both. Rule 4: If you think your teacher is tough, wait till y ou get a boss. Rule 5: Flipping burgers i snot beneath your dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger f lipping: They called it opportunity. Rule 6: If you mess up, its not your parentsfault, so dont whine about your m istakes, learn from them. Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents werent a s boring as they are now. They got that way from p aying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain f orests from the parasites of your parents generation, try delousing the closet in your own room. Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life has n ot. In some schools, they have abolished failing g rades and they give you as many times as you want to get the right answer. This doesnt bear the slightest resemblance to anything in real life. Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You dont get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you find yourself. Do that on your own time. Rule 10: Television is not real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs. Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are youll end up working for one. Those of us with miles, wrinkles, and years can attest to the truthfulness of these rules. However, some youth want to sow a few wild oats and then pray for a crop failure. Yet, Galatians 6:7 and 8 has stood the test of time since Creation Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man sows, that he will also reap. But, divine wisdom will direct a different course of travel: Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, before the difficult days come, and the years draw near when you say, I have no pleasure in them. Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. (Ecclesiastes 12:1, 13) This highway guarantees success here and in eternity through Jesus, the Christ who is the way, the truth and the life. (John 14:6) Frank Parker is a Sebring resident and can be contacted at frankparker27@yahoo.com A wake up call to seniors Car wash Saturday at FBC of Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID The youth of First Baptist Church of Lake Placid will hold a car wash from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday in the church parking lot at 110 E. Royal Palm St. Proceeds to support youth summer programs. Donations are greatly appreciated.Day of Remembrance is SundaySEBRING The Sons of Allen of Greater Mount Zion is presenting a Day of Remembrance on Sunday. The theme this year for our Mens Day is Men Seeking Gods Will For Their Lives. In accordance with Greater Mount Zions custom, the Sons of Allen will be in charge of the morning worship service at 11 a.m., when Pastor James T. Blount will deliver the message. The Sons of Allen of Mount Zion will also have a4 p.m. program. All members of Sons of Allen units throughout the Lively Lakeland District are invited and encouraged to attend and participate in this fellowship service. Other local mens ministries are also invited and expected to attend. Minister William Dickey Jr. of Mount Olive A.M.E. Church at Avon Park will deliver the message at the 4 p.m. fellowship service. Everyone is invited to attend and share Those seeking further information may contact Bro. James W.Aaron, program chairman, at 2145678.Church adding Sunday serviceLAKE PLACID The Lords Sentinel Fellowship Church, which has met regularly at Lake Placid Guest Column Frank Parker Snapshots Continued on page 10B Church News Continued on page 8B RELIGION GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes religion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Fridays paper. Submit items to the News-Sunsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,NewsSun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. 64 West2x3 Highlands Shed 1x4 Heartland Cultural Alliance 3x10.5


C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, June 10, 2011www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sunthat is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSunat 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. 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, FL33825. 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 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. 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; Scott King youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. childrens choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. childrens mission groups. Call 4536681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. 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 and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and womens prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. 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, minister of youth and activities. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. 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, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf 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, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the Son 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; Aaron Snider, Youth Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 5:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. W ednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 385-0752. 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 382-3695. 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. www.stcathe. com. Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F. Masses Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, noon; Daily Masses 8 a.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confession: every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m. or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment. Enroll your students today for Catholic School grades Pre-K3 through 5th grade. 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; Marco Gallardo, 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 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church.Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies 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, FL33870. 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, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree 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, FL33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870; 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, FL33825-1118. 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, FL33852. 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 Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) 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. PhonePLACESTOWORSHIP Monday through Friday for kindergarten through fifth graders from 9 a.m. until noon. Friday, June 17, is Family Movie Night with the movie Blindside. Listen Live on WITS-AM 1340 each Sunday to hear t he worship service. Call the church office for information at 385-5184. The church is at downtown at 126 South Pine Street. V isit www.sebringfirstumc.comGrace Pointe ChurchSEBRING Home Bible s tudy continues The Future Revealed, Revelation 8 on Tuesday. Class provided for c hildren. Sunday, Pastor Ron Z immer continues the Summer series on the Psalms. If you miss a message, just log on to ustreamtv, and the enter grac epointetv in the search box. Summer Camp meeting is M onday through Friday at the Wimauma Convention Center.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Fran VanHooreweghe is preaching this Sunday on Pentecost Power with Scripture from Acts 2:1-11. Communion is offered during the service weekly. The service will also include George Kelly singing Greater is He That is in Me.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID On Sunday morning, Pastor Jerry McCauley will preach AWonderful New Life! in the Summer Heritage Service in the Sanctuary. The Celebration (Blended) Worship Service will recognize Claude Burnett for receiving his license as a pastor. Pastor Fred Ball will preach about Pentecost in the Sanctuary at this service. Pastor Claude Burnett will then preach in the New Song (Contemporary) Worship Service in Rob Reynolds Fellowship Hall. Since it will be Pentecost Sunday, worshipers are encouraged to wear red. Nursery is available in the Creepy Crawly Clubhouse for all morning activities. Childrens Church begins in the Sanctuary then moves to the SonShine Clubhouse. Memorials Vacation Bible School, Hometown Nazareth: Where Jesus Was a Kid, runs from Sunday through Thursday for children from pre-school to eighth grade. The opening is at 5:30 p.m. Sunday in the Sanctuary. Dinner follows in Rob Reynolds Hall. The children will travel around to some great centers and learn what it was like when Jesus was a kid. Each evening will end at 8 p.m. Registration is available at the church office or when the students arrive that evening. The church is at 500 Kent Ave. in Lake Placid.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, God Has Expectations, is taken from Joshua 1:7-16 (King James Version). Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message in Sunday morning and evening services. The Wednesday evening service will be praise, prayer and Bible study.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Sunday morning, the Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr. will bring the message Power of the Spirit! with Scripture reading from Acts 2:1-21 on Sunday. Wednesday evening is the youth program. All youth are welcome. For information on the youth program, call St. John Church at 382-1736. On Thursday evening, Over Eaters Anonymous meets at 7 p.m. in the Educational Building, room 3.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING This Sunday morning, Pentecost Sunday, Pastor Keith Simmons will be preaching on Many Gifts, One Spirit and the Scripture will be I Corinthians 12:3-13. Sunday school will meet in the Fidelis Room. They will be studying Moses and Aaron Respond with Scripture from Exodus 24:10-16, 27-31.Southside Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Rev. David Altman will speak from Hebrews 11 in the Sunday morning worship service. Childrens church and a nursery are available. Prayer for all nations will be the focus in the Sunday evening worship service. The church is at 379 S. Commerce Ave. For information call 385-0752.Spring Lake Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING Joseph, the Just is the title of Pentecost Sunday mornings sermon, given by the Rev. Don Davis, Sunday. The Scripture is taken from Genesis 50:1536.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. The Rev. Clyde Weavers sermon will be: Build With The Spirit. Fellowship follows the service.The Way ChurchSEBRING Pastor Reinhold Buxbaums message will be an introduction to First and Second Timoth y. The Wednesday night Youth program has been reinstated. Now called The J Unit, they also meet Sunday evenings Saturday, June 18, will b e Church Work Day beginning at 8 a.m. The Way Church is at 1005 North Ridgewood Drive. Church phone is 4716140 and the pastors cell is 214-6190. For church information and the pastors messages go to www.thewaychurch.org. Continued from page 7B Church News RELIGION


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, June 10, 2011Page 9B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer .Service time is 9:30 with Holy Communion. Coffee hour following services. Newcomers welcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mailredeemer1895@aol.com Web site:redeemeravon.com. The church is at 839 Howes Way,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, FL33852. 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, 6:15 p.m. Child care available at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come see what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 8350869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web atwww.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 WELCAmeets 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 seechristlutheranavonpark.org. Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday school for children and adult Bible classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is served the first and third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday worship service is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m. each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3851163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com. ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school will resume in the fall. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 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 10 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, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening worship, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall 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. Anursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3140482, lindadowning@live.com.Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www.ctmforme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. 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 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the Millennium Church. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer a Saturday service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Tiger Gullett in the Millennium Church. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturers Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 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 Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com. Web site:www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, informal, 8 a.m.; regular, 10:30 a.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:307 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. 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, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, adult and college age, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Youth Group (ages 1118), 4-7 p.m. Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; choir rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available for Sunday worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. Gail Sparks, director of youth ministry. 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 9-10 a.m. in the sanctuary; contemporary worship is from 11 a.m. to noon. Sunday school classes for adults and children will be 10:10-10:50 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,springlakepc@embarqmail.com,Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com,Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. T raditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R. James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m. for women who love God and crocheting. Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United 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. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m. (October-May only). We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that want to know Christ and make Him known. Call the church office at 465-2422 or check out our church Web site at www.memorialumc.com. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, FL 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 27 and Hammock Road). Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion with worship first Sunday of month; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. all other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For more information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@earth link.net or check theWeb sitesebringemmanuelucc.com. No matter who you are or where you are on lifes journey, youre welcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION A little over four years ago, I accepted the call to be pastor of the Bethel Baptist Church in Lake Placid. At that time, my wife was carrying our first child. We made the move from Arcadia and settled in to begin a special work. What a blessed time we have had here, m aking friends, seeing God change lives, and watching the Lord provide our every need. I clearly see how God was furthering my preparation for my lifes calling. Y ou see, since taking my first mission trip to Mexico at age 12, I always desired to be a foreign missionary. I never imagined living out my life here in America. As I grew up in a pastors home, I learned of the staggering need for the Gospel to be taken to virtually untouched areas of the world. At age 17, I surrendered to be a missionary at Camp Glory in Haines City. Following my high s chool graduation, I studied miss ions at Crown College in Powell, Tenn. There I was more informed of the 97 percent of unreached people groups in the 10/40 window (this is the area that spans across northern Africa across the Middle East to East Asia). Amazingly, of the more than 5,000 languages in the world today, less than 400 have the Bible translated and published. About three years ago, my family attended a conference in T ennessee with First Bible International. While there, we were challenged of getting the Bible into the mother language of thousands of tribal peoples who are still blinded to the truth. There I met the director of Bible Baptist Translators Institute (BBTI), Rex Cobb. I immediately had a desire to attend and subconsciously knew that one day I would be able to pursue my desire to be a missionary by preparing at this institute in Bowie, Texas. Earlier this year, we had a missionary couple going to New Guinea to work with an unreached people group. They in fact, are attending BBTI this August. Then we had a family visit our church that just left the pastorate to travel throughout America to minister to churches and create awareness of the unreached peoples of the world. It just so happened that Bro. Haifley is a field representative of BBTI. Meanwhile, God had already begun working in our lives. Last Thanksgiving, our family was given a beautiful 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. This March, we were given a new laptop computer. Then we had a couple in the park where we live come and beg us to let them buy our trailer. We were given a deal that we couldnt resist that allows us to stay, as needed, through next year. Thanks to Gods provision, we are debt free and have the essential tools to enter the next step to become the missionaries God would have us to be. Throughout this time, I have been reading biographies of great missionaries such as William Carey, Adoniram Judson, Hudson Taylor, Jim Elliot, and Viggo Olsen. My heart began yearning to go to those with no preacher or Bible. As I look around, I see many Bible preaching churches, and know there are ample opportunities for people to hear the Gospel if they wish. Jesus told his disciples to Go preach the gospel to every creature. I wish simply to go to a group of people who have never heard and if need be, provide a Bible for them in their own language. As my wife and I discussed the Lords working in our lives, we agreed it is now time to go. If we stay, we will not be obedient nor happy. To get a glimpse of what we would like to see accomplished, watch the video on the home page of www.firstbible.net. On May 29, I announced to our church my resignation as pastor which will be effective June 29. Our church has voted John Hankins, former pastor of Independent Baptist Church in DeSoto City, to be the interim pas tor. He will begin the first Sunday of July. I greatly appreciate your prayers for my family as we will move to Texas this August to start classes for one school year. We will be learning how to adapt to a new culture, learn a new language, phonetic skills necessary for Bible translating, field medicine, and how to teach English as a second language. Remember, you are happiest when doing the will of God. Be sure you are doing what God created you to do for His glory. Luke Knickerbocker is the pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Lake Placid, Florida, located on 216 E. Park St. You may e-mail him at knickprint@yahoo.com Their church website is visitbethelbaptist.com. You are happiest doing the will of God, and that means a change T imeless Treasure Luke Knickerbocker


C M Y K The Community Calendar provides a brief listing of local clubs and organizations who meet on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of the group to update the News-Sunon any changes in this listing by calling 385-6155, ext. 516; send any changes by e-mail toeditor@newssun.com;or mail them to News-SunCommunity Calendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870.FRIDAY Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 314-0891. Alzheimers Association Support Group meets at 6 p.m. second Friday at the Oaks of Avon in AvonPark. For details, call 385-3444. American Legion Post 25 hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Cost is $6. Shrimp also is available for same price. Open to the public. Tickets in the lounge on Friday night. Lounge hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 has karaoke from 7 p.m. until final call at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Post open at noon. Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. For details, call 4711448. Avon Park Breakfast Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Rotary Club building. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers a class in Lake Placid at the Sunshine RV Resort from 9-11 a.m. Friday. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 3826792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net. Heartland AIDS Network meets 9 a.m., second Friday, Heartland Professional Plaza Learning Center, Sebring. Heartland Clubs meet at 3 :30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month at Placid Lakes Town Hall Building, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 699-6773. Highlands Social Dance Club hosts ballroom dancing every Friday, October through March from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway. Dance the night away to the music of the areas Big Bands. All club dances are open to the public. Appropriate dress required. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Call 385-6671. Lake Country Cruisers has acar show from 5-8 p.m. second Friday at Woodys Bar-BQparking lot, Lake Placid. There is a live disc jockey and door prizes. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. There is a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8.50 per person. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves wings, fish and burgers at 6 p.m. Music provided from 7-11 p.m. Pool tournament is at 8 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m. Lodge phone number 4520579. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meetsat6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) meets the second Friday each month at 10 a.m. in the conference room of Florida Hospital Home Care Services located at 4005 Sun 'n Lake Blvd. For more information contact Grace Plants at 273-1421. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Fridays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves chicken or fish baskets from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 donation. Blind darts is played at 7 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 serving buffet dinner at 5-7 p.m. Elks and guests invited. Dance music in ballroom at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and dance is $10 donation. For reservations, call 385-8647 or 4713557. Smoke-free environment. Lounge is open from 110 p.m. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 serves steak by the ounce from 5:30-7 p.m. every fourth Friday at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Texas Hold em lessons, 2 p.m. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves pizza from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. SATURDAY American Legion Post 25 serves sirloin burgers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Jam session is from 24 p.m. The lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Members and guests invited. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 69 in AvonPark serves dinner at 5 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Public Library has a free Adult Film Series at noon. For details, call 4523803. Cancer Support Group meets from 10-11:30 a.m. at Christ Fellowship Church, 2935 New Life Way, Sebring, hosted by Sue and Kristi Olsen. Call 446-1284 or 3852974.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. Call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) has a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., country store open from 8 a.m. to noon and pancake breakfast served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Vendors are welcome. No setup fee is charged for the summer months. Plenty of off road parking. Amonthly social is planned at 6:30 p.m. on the second Saturday at the club. There will be dinner and music provided for dancing. Reservations are required by calling 382-2208. Highlands Woodcarvers meet from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays at 825 Sunbird Terr. (Community Center off Thunderbird Road). Call Bob Seybolt at 471-6077. Lake Placid Art League has a class in Pastels/Acrylics taught by Llewellyn Rinald from from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 opens the lounge at 1 p.m. Card games are played at 1 p.m., and Bar Bingo is at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Oak Street, Lake Placid. For more details, call 382-1821. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves dinner from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Music is from 7-10 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Hills Association has a pancake breakfast from 8-10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at the clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. All the pancakes, sausage, OJ, coffee or tea you can eat or drink for $3 for members and $3.50 for non-members. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 serves breakfast from 8-11 a.m. and horse racing at 5:30 p.m. every second and fourth Saturday at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves a meal for $6 from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 3858902. SUNDAY American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 1-9 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 lounge is open from 1-7 p.m. Card games start at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has karaoke in the pavilion. Horseshoes played at 9:30 a.m. Food available at 4 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Overeaters Anonymous, meets from 4-5 p.m. in second floor conference roomNo. 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 382-7731. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. For details on the organization, go to www.oa.org. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 offers NASCAR racing in the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open and kitchen open from 25 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 serves hamburgers from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 Karaoke is from 5-8 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN WITH ME family group meets at 10:30 a.m. every Monday at the Heartland Christian Church on Alt. 27 in Sebring. The church is behind Southgate Shopping Center where Publix is. Call 385-5714. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal Church, Lakeshore Drive, Sebring. Call 385-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 314-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Rosewood Center, 517 U.S. 27 South, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 202-0647.. American Legion Post 74 Sons of Legion meet at 6 p.m. Executive board meets at 7 p.m. on second Monday at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Post open noon-8 p.m. Call 471-1448. AmVets Post 21 meets 6 p.m. second Monday, at the post, 2029 U.S. 27 South, Sebring. All members welcome. AmVets Post 21 plays darts at 7:30 p.m. for members and guests. For details, call 385-0234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. BALANCE Dual Diagnosed (Addiction and Mental Health) Support Group meets the second and fourth Monday of the month from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Florida Hospital Sebring, Conference Room 1. Qi-Gong to follow at 7 p.m. Call 386-5687. Boy Scout Troop 482 meets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave., Lake Placid. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. Diabetes Insulin Pump Support Group meets the second Monday from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Florida Hospital Heartland Division Diabetes Center, 4023 Sun N Lake. Call 402-0177 for more information. Diabetes Support Group meets the second and fourth Monday from 1-2:30 p.m. in Florida Hospital Conference Room 3 in Sebring. Call 4020177 for guest speaker list. Fairmount Mobile Estates Lunch Bunch meets at noon second Monday at Homers Smorgasbord in Sebring. For details, call 382-0481. Florida Association Home and Community Education meets from 9-11 a.m. weekly on Mondays at The AgriCenter. The group of sewers and crafters make items for residents of adult congregate living facilities. Call Penny Bucher at 385-0949. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clogging class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at Reflections on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club meets the second and fourth Monday at the Sebring Country Estates Civic Association clubhouse, 3240 Grand Prix Drive (down the street from Wal-Mart). Dancing will be held every month until April 2008. Classes are being started now in the Sebring and Lake Placid area. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or visit the Web site at www.samdun.net.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. For information, call 314-8877. Page 10BNews-SunFriday, June 10, 2011www.newssun.com DENTON CAMP/PAM ELDERS; 3.639"; 3"; Black; lk dent camp CREATIVE FLOORS; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 6/10,12,15 Ridge Area ARC; 3.639"; 5"; Black; **internet included*** Christian School (148 E. Interlake Blvd.) on Monday evenings (7 p.m. Sentinel School of Theology) and Tuesday evenings (church services at 7 p.m.), is now adding Sunday morning services to its schedule. The pastor is Juanita Folsom. Sunday services will be at 10:30 a.m. beginning this Sunday and everyone is welcome to come and see what new things God is doing in and through His church. For more information, check the website at www.juanitafolsomministries@yahoo.com.Crusaders in concert June 18SEBRING The Crusaders will be featured for a southern gospel dinner concert at 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 at Dees Place Restaurant, 138 N. Ridgewood Drive, downtown Sebring. Donations only. Make reservations soon because seats are limited. Call 4712228.Sebring Parkway Church of Christ plans Hometown NazarethSEBRING Asummer family event called Hometown Nazareth will be hosted at Sebring Parkway Church of Christ from June 19-22. Families step back in time at Hometown Nazareth, exploring what it was like to live in the town where Jesus grew up. Kids and adults participate in a memorable Bible-times marketplace, sing catchy songs, play teamworkbuilding games, dig into Bible-times snacks, visit Jesusmom Mary and collect Bible Memory Makers to remind them of Gods Word. Plus, everyone learns to look for evidence of God all around them through something called God Sightings. Each day concludes at Celebration, a time of upbeat worship that gets everyone involved. Hometown Nazareth will run from 6-8 p.m., each day. For more information, call 385-7443.VBS planned at First Baptist in APAVON PARK First Baptist Church of Avon Park will host vacation Bible school June 19-23. The VBS will be for ages 3 though fifth grade and will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. each day. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. Call Judy Hendrickson and 453-6681 for details.VBS planned at Covenant PresbyterianSEBRING Kingdom of the Son APrayer Safari will be the theme for this yearsVacation Bible School at Covenant Presbyterian Church from June 20-24. ll kids frades K-6 are invited from 9 a.m. until noon each day. The African Safari theme provides a way to capture their attention as they get to know God as their heavenly Father. The VBS kids will hear of stories from Jesus life, discover exotic animals, play exciting games, create crafts, and enjoy lively songs and skits as they seek to know God through prayer. Covenant Presbyterian Church is at 4500 Sun n Lake Blvd. in Sebring. Children may be registered at www.cpcsebring.org, at 385-3234, or they may come as a walk-in. Continued from page 7B RELIGION Snapshots NEWS-SUN 385-6155 COMMUNITYCALENDAR Denton Camp 2x3 Ridge Area ARC 2x5 Creative Floors 2x3


C M Y K By CHRISTYLEMIRE APMovie CriticSuper 8 is the rarest of things this time of year: a summer blockbuster thats c ompletely earnest and irony-free, not filled with cheeky pop-culture references or cheesy product placement. The effects, w hile spectacular, also happen to be germane to the plot, and they have an intim ate, tactile quality, rather than seeming too glossy or removed from reality. (And t heyre NOTin 3-D. Yes, it is indeed possible.) So all youre left with is ... story. And strong performances. And well-developed c haracters. And a believable emotional arc. And genuine t hrills. And thats apropos, given that its a love letter to the man who skillfully wove together all those elements i n inventing the modern blockbuster. J.J. Abrams has crafted a loving, meticulously detailed homage to Steven Spielberg, w hos one of the films producers specifically, the d irectors work from the late 1970s and early s but it never feels like a rip-off, a nd it certainly never lapses into parody. As writer and director, Abrams effectively conveys a mood a mixture of innocence, fear and u ltimately hope that Spielberg managed to create again and again. He also captures a familiar sense of childhood loneliness a n eed to escape and belong and the adventures that c an spring from that yearning. The kids at the center of this sci-fi thriller, many of whom had never appeared in a feature film before, are total naturals and bounce off e ach other with effortless, goofy humor. And lookie here: The boy whos the films freshly scrubbed and hugely likable star, Joel C ourtney, bears more than a slight resemblance to an E.T.-era Henry Thomas. Yes, Super 8 is Spielbergian not just in tone but in technique, as well. Several of the directors preferred camera angles and movements are on display, especially from his early days: crane shots, the way he pushes in from underneath on an actors face, the way he makes lights in the night sky look simultaneously mystical and menacing. (Cinematographer Larry Fongs work repeatedly calls to mind Close Encounters of the Third Kind in a good way.) Some sort of strange encounter is indeed happening in the small, blue-collar town of Lillian, Ohio, in the summer of 1979. First comes the train crash, a marvel of screeching wheels and fiery, flying freight cars that a group of aspiring filmmakers just happens to witness while shooting a low-budget zombie flick on you guessed it Super 8 film. Then the neighborhood dogs go missing. Then the electricity goes out and then the appliances and wires themselves disappear. Finally the military takes the whole place over, led by Noah Emmerich (and you know hes a villain from the first moment you see him because ... well, because hes Noah Emmerich; the generic government bad guys are the weak link here). We will respect the desire for secrecy that has become a trademark of the creator of Lost and refrain from elaborating further. Anyway, its the MacGuffin whats happening in Lillian isnt nearly as important as how the kids react to it, and how it forces them to reconsider their relationships with their parents. Courtneys character, 12year-old Joe, and his dad (Kyle Chandler), the towns deputy sheriff, are both struggling with the death of Joes mother months early in an industrial accident; they dont know how to grieve individually and they dont know how to support each other, either. Joe finds a welcome distraction in serving asa makeup artist and supporting player for his best friend, Charlie (Riley Griffiths), a bossy film nerd working on his latest production. Even before the train crash sent everyone into a tizzy, Joe had found himself swept up in his first crush: on the films leading lady, the teenaged Alice, played by Elle Fanning with her usual preternatural poise and ethereal beauty. But the accident itself, while frightening, isnt necessarily a bad thing to these kids; as Charlie boisterously points out, it also adds production values. Alove of movies infuses every moment of Super 8, and not just the work of Spielberg. Abrams borrows heavily but he also tells a story thats very much its own entity. The idea that being a part of a film can provide a gateway to an exciting, new life regardless of which side of the camera youre on is infectious, and so devoid of cynicism thats its hard not to be charmed. That feeling carries through all the way to the closing credits, so make sure you stay in your seat for the full payoff.Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer Heres the kindest thing we can say: The kids sure do work awfully hard. They mug and they mope. They run around and jump up and down. They throw themselves headlong into pratfalls and vomit gags with equal elan. If only the material were worthy of such dedication. Instead, director John Schultzs adaptation of the popular childrens book series by Megan McDonald isa shrill, shallow cacophony of individual antic moments without much narrative momentum. Little kids were talking really little kids might find it a pleasant diversion, with all that perky noise and incessant motion. For everyone else, itll be death. Australian newcomer Jordana Beatty stars as the title character, a young girl in idyllic suburbia whos psyched to share the summer with her closest friends. But then, one by one, they get dragged away to more exotic destinations. So shes left with her younger brother, Stink (Parris Mosteller), and their Aunt Opal (Heather Graham), whom theyve never met. But hey, what do you know? Aunt Opal is one of those wacky aunts, the kind who like to do art projects in the middle of the living room and make elaborate feasts that destroy the kitchen. The kind you only see in movies. Rated PG for some mild rude humor and language. 91 minutes. One star out of four. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, June 10, 2011Page 11B ABC APPLIANCE; 3.639"; 4"; Black; tv incentive POSHE DAY SALON; 3.639"; 2"; Black; **internet included*** FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 6/10/11 DIVERSIONS Blockbuster Super 8 revels in innocent film geekery Movie Review Super 8 Rating: PG-13 (intense sequences of sci-fi action and violence, language and some drug use) Running time: 112 minutes Review: (of 4) MCT Elle Fanning, left, plays Alice Dainard and Joel Courtney plays Joe Lamb in Super 8, from Paramount Pictures. DearAbby: It has recently come to my attention that at work I am considered bossy. It came as a shock to me. Im hurt that my coworkers and department manager think of me this w ay. I know I come on strong sometimes when it comes to helping customers, but I view it as helping. When I suggest to coworkers that they keep their areas clean and orderly, it is perceived as bossy. Im just trying to help them not get fired for slacking off. Im older than some of my co-workers and my manager. I tried for the manager position, and was initially angry when someone else got it. But now I see she does a good job, and I respect her. It seems, however, that my actions have sent the wrong message. What can I do to mend fences? Or, should I just forget about it and look for something else? Misjudged in Albuquerque Dear Misjudged: No, you should apologize to anyone you might have offended. And, as wellintentioned as you are, in the future resist the urge to correct your fellow employees. Your job is to be part of a team, not a scolding schoolmarm. Sometimes its how you say something, not necessarily what was said, thats the problem. DearAbby: My daughter, Alana, has a 7-yearold son my husband and I have helped to raise while she got her life together and pursued her lucrative career. Tristan excels in school and is a great little man. The problem is, every time Alana gets a new boyfriend, she rushes to make the boyfriend Tristans daddy. The men my daughter chooses are crude, rude and, without fail, feel a need to straighten out Tristan. My grandson does not need straightening out because he is polite, engaging and a good soul. The newest guy in Alanas life, Jeff, told me point blank that if Alana doesnt stop babying her son, Tristan will grow up to be a girl! This man is homophobic, sexist, racist and controlling. Alana claims shes in love and fails to see the potential harm this guy could inflict on Tristan. We do not employ corporal punishment, but Jeff has already said (several times) he would beat his butt! What should we do? Fearful Nana in Georgia DearNana: Where is your daughter meeting these people? It appears her taste in men is atrocious, and she has serious self-esteem issues. You and your husband need to get across to her how harmful it is for her to repeatedly introduce men to her son as daddies. Parents should wait until they know their prospective mates well enough to be assured they wont injure the child physically or psychologically. If Alana insists on marrying Jeff, offer to take Tristan to live with you. If thats not acceptable, the next time Jeff says hell beat Tristans butt respond point blank that if he lays a hand on your grandson, youll report him to Child Protective Services. You could also point out to your daughter that now that she has her life together and a lucrative career, the last thing she would need is a scandal because she tolerated such a thing happening to her son. And while youre at it, make it plain that trying to toughen up a 7-year-old the way this man is suggesting would not only be counterproductive, it could damage him in ways she cant imagine. 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. 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C M Y K THE AIRPORT Stay alert and watch your bags and computer carefully at all times. Dont let anyone but uniformed airline personnel handle or watch your bags. Always carry proper identification such as a state issued drivers license or passport. Do not bring anything on board for another person unknown to you or not traveling with you, however innocent or small the package or item may appear. Watch out for staged mishaps, like someone bumping into you or spilling a drink. Often its a ploy to divert your attention from your valuables. Carry your purse close to your body and keep your wallet in an inside front pocket. Better yet, use a money pouch under your clothes. Keep a separate record of the contents of checked luggage in case your luggage is lost or tampered with. And keep anything of value in a carry-on that stays with you. To avoid problems when passing through customs or security checkpoints, keep medicines in their original, labeled containers. Bring copies of your prescriptions and the generic names for the drugs. If a medication is unusual or contains narcotics, carry a letter from your doctor attesting to your need to take the drug. If you have any doubt about the legality of carrying a certain drug into a country, consult the embassy or consulate of that country before you travel.YOUR DESTINATION Dont answer the door in a hotel or motel room without first verifying the identity of the person at the door. If the person claims to be an employee, call the front desk. When returning to your hotel or motel late in the evening, use the main entrance of the hotel. Be observant before entering parking lots. Lock the door whenever you are in your room. Dont display guest room keys in public or leave them on restaurant tables, at the swimming pool, or other places where they can be easily stolen. Do not draw attention to yourself by displaying cash or expensive jewelry. Check to see that any sliding glass doors or windows and any connecting room doors are locked. Keep all hotel doors and windows locked. Discretely carry a map and be familiar with the area you are visiting. If driving, keep maps and rental agreement concealed, not lying on the seat or the dashboard. Dont leave purses or pocketbooks on the back of a chair when dining out; keep them in your lap. Dont announce room numbers in public. Insist that hotel personnel write down your room number at check-in rather than stating out loud the number of your room. Before taking a cab, ask the staff about directions and estimated costs to familiarize yourself with the area. Only take taxis clearly identified with official markings. Beware of unmarked cabs. Compare the face of the driver with the one on his or her posted license. Keep car doors locked while you are driving.TRAVELING ABROAD Check country-specific information and travel warnings and alerts at the State Departments website (www.state.gov). Always try to travel light, so you can move quickly and keep a free hand. Carry the minimum number of valuables, and plan places to conceal them. When you have to carry your cash, passport and credit cards, you may wish to put them in various places rather than all in one wallet or pouch. Bring travelers checks and one or two major credit cards instead of cash. Use covered luggage tags to avoid casual observation of your identity or nationality. Dont bring anything you wont need during your trip. Remove unnecessary credit cards, irreplaceable family photos, your library card and similar items from your wallet. Make two photocopies of your passport identification page, airline tickets, drivers license and the credit cards that you plan to bring with you. Leave one photocopy of this data with family or friends at home; pack the other in a place separate from where you carry the originals. Pack an extra set of passport photos to make replacement easier if your passport is stolen. Leave a copy of the serial numbers of your travelerschecks with a friend or relative at home. Carry your copy with you in a separate place and, as you cash the checks, cross them off the list. Try to stay in larger hotels that have more elaborate security. Consider booking a room from the second to seventh floors high enough to deter easy entry from outside, but low enough for fire equipment to reach. Avoid scam artists by being wary of strangers who approach you and offer to be your guide or sell you something at bargain prices. Do not flash large amounts of money when paying a bill. Make sure your credit card is returned to you after each transaction. Ask your credit card company how to report the loss of your card from abroad, as 1800 numbers generally do not work from other countries. You can register your travel with the State Department so you can be contacted in case of emergency at https://travel registration.state.gov Try to seem purposeful when you move about. Even if you are lost, act as if you know where you are going. Try to ask for directions only from individuals in authority. Deal only with authorized agents when you exchange money, buy airline tickets or purchase souvenirs. Do not change money on the black market. If your possessions are lost or stolen, report the loss immediately to the local police. Keep a copy of the police report for insurance claims and as an explanation of your plight.PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION Well-organized, systematic robbery of passengers on trains along popular tourists routes is a problem in many countries. It is more common at night and especially on overnight trains. If you see your way being blocked by a stranger and another person is very close to you from behind, move away. This can happen in the corridor of the train or on the platform or station. Do not accept food or drink from strangers. Criminals have been known to drug food or drink offered to passengers. Where possible, lock your compartment. If it cannot be locked securely, take turns sleeping in shifts with your traveling companions. If that is not possible, stay awake. If you must sleep unprotected, tie down your luggage and secure your valuables to the extent possible. Do not be afraid to alert authorities if you feel threatened in any way. Extra police are often assigned to ride trains on routes where crime is a serious problem.RENTING ACAR Choose a type of car that is commonly available locally. Avoid cars that are marked as rentals. If available, choose a car with universal door locks and power windows, which give the driver better control of access. Rent a car with air conditioning to allow you to drive with windows closed. Thieves snatch purses through open windows of moving cars. Avoid driving at night. Never pick up hitchhikers. Carjackers and thieves operate at gas stations, parking lots, in city traffic and along the highway. Be suspicious of anyone who hails you or tries to get your attention when you are in or near your car. Criminals sometimes pose as goo d Samaritans, offering help for tires that they claim are flat or that they have made flat. Or they may flag down a motorist, ask for assistance and then steal the rescuers luggage or car. They often work in groups, one person carry ing on the pretense while the others rob you. Some criminals try to drive victims off the road, or causing an acci dent by rear-ending you. In some urban areas, thieves simply smash car windows at traffic lights, grab your valuables or your car and get away.TRAINS Always expect a train at railroad crossings. Freight trains do not travel on predictable schedules, and passenger train schedules often change. Cross tracks only at designated pedestrian or roadway crossings. Observe and obey all warning signs and signals. Never walk down a train track. Its illegal and dangerous. By the time a locomotive engineer sees a person or vehicle on the tracks, the train cannot stop quickly enough to avoid a collision. An approaching train is often closer and moving faster than you think. Dont depend on the clacketyclack sound for a warning of approaching trains. Modern trains are quieter than in the past. Atrain may extend 3 feet past the width of the rails, making the safety zone for pedestrians well beyond the rails themselves. Do not cross the tracks immediately after a train passe s. Asecond train might be blocked by the first. Trains can approach from either direction.SOURCES: BUREAU OF CONSULAR AFFAIRS, U.S. DEPARTMENTOF STATE; NATIONALCRIME PREVENTION COUNCIL; SOUTH FLORIDALAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Friday, June 10, 2011 ILLUSTRATIONS BYLAURIE MCADAM/THE MODESTO BEE/MCT Summer vacation seasonis here! And whether youre flying around the globe or taking a train into the city, here are some tips to do it safely. South Florida Sun-Sentinel The same type of criminal activity found on trains can be found on public buses on popular tourist routes. In some countries, whole busloads of passengers have been held up and robbed by gangs of bandits.