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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: 06-12-2012
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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C M Y K By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK Asettlement with Police Chief Michael Rowan may be approved by the city council at its regular Monday night meeting. Interim city manager Julian Deleon told the News-Sun Friday that a draft settlement has been completed. He cautioned, however, that the four-page document was still only a draft. Rowan has agreed to the settlement as it is, however the council has yet to debate its contents. Should Rowan or the city have lastminute reservations, Deleon said the settlement would be moved from the agenda to a later date. There are 20 individual items covered in the draft, the most important facts being that Rowan would resign By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING All about solving the puzzles and keeping track of time, the Amazing Race for the Childrens Museum is not only challenging, it is also fun. We had a blast last year, County Commissioner Greg Harris said. Harris and his wife Janet won the event last year, despite the fact that they finished third chronologically. It got close, got real fun, then it got competitive and we got sweaty, Harris explained. It is timed, and you need to make sure that you stick close to the established time for finishing, and we were the closest. But I can tell you that it was a great time all day, Harris said. Commissioner duties and a new job will keep Harris and crew out of the race this year, but he enthusiastically endorsed teams to get involved. I highly encourage folks NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, June 12, 2011 www.newssun.com Volume 92/Number 69 | 75 cents www.newssun.com HighLow 92 73Complete Forecast PAGE 8A Partly sunny with storms around later Forecast Question: Will the entertainment district revitalize downtown Sebring? Next question: Do you think that the economic recovery has stopped? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Online Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453O nline: www.newssun.com Yes 26% No 74% 099099401007 Total votes: 73 Arts & Entertainment5D Books 7D Business 1B Chalk Talk 4D Classifieds 5B Clubs & Organizations9B Community Briefs2A Community Calendar3D Crossword Puzzle2D Dear Abby 2D Editorial & Opinion3A Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times 2D Police Blotter 2A Sports On TV 2C Technology 8D Index HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING In 1912 Joe Dawson won the second Indianapolis 500. Arthur Rose Eldred became the first Eagle Scout, Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole, Zane Grey published Riders of the Purple Sage, The Titanic sank and both New Mexico and Arizona entered the Union as the 47th and 48th states, respectively. Milton Friedman, the influential economist, was born, as were Julia Child, Gene Kelly and Elvis Presleys mother Gladys. U.S. football rules changed in 1912. The field was shortened by 100 yards, goals became worth six points not five, and instead of three downs, a team was given four. Tiger Stadium was built in Detroit, Fenway Park opened January parade to kick off Sebring Centennial festivities By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK Recent efforts to initiate a recall vote on city council members Brenda Gray, Terry Heston and Paul Miller failed due to a technicality, but recall organizers have vowed to start over. Some of the signed petitions, which were turned in to the city on May 16, were dated as early as February, meaning the recall committee took longer than the 30 days allotted for the canvas. Supervisor of Elections Joe Campbell announced last week that none of the recall petitions were valid, but recall supporters are ready to begin the process for a second time. I can assure you we are moving ahead. Right now we are gearing up to AP recall group to try again Will start collection of signatures for second attempt Rowan Courtesy photo Participants in the Amazing Race for the Childrens Museum will work in two-person teams to solve puzzles and complete challenges, both physical and mental. Amazing Race ready for second run See RECALL, page 5A See PARADE, page 5A Fundraiser for Childrens Museum June 25 See AMAZING, page 4A City, Rowan almost ready to part ways See ROWAN, page 7AFatal crashAvon Park man killed in motorcycle accident PAGE2ATrouble in ?Obama may have tougher time winning Florida in the next election PAGE4ATitle timePool Paradise, Publix win Dixie crowns PAGE1C PAGE1D Heartland Natl 6x1.5 color Time for some summer fun www.twitter.com/thenewssun News-Sun photos by KATARASIMMONS Susie and Travis Whitehouse and their three dogs (above) pick up friends Marcella and George Sebring on Saturday for a carefree day on Lake Jackson in Sebring. George (right)spent his time making a splash while waiting to be picked up.


C M Y K By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The Highlands Republican Womens Network held their second annual Tribute to Naturalized Citizens banquet Thursday evening. The organization was joined by family members, friends, and local dignitaries to celebrate the six honorees. Mildred Bautista of the Philippines, Teri Boehme of Hungary, Alice Leong of India, Grace Muoz of Columbia, Melita Santavenere of England and Natu Strathy of Liberia were each honored and had the opportunity to tell their stories of how they came to be an American citizen. Bautista arrived in the U.S. as a nurse after years of a difficult life in her native country. I had a hard life in the Philippines, Bautista said emotionally. Bautista immigrated to the U.S. in hopes of having a better life. I came with my suitcase, my diploma and a $100 bill in my pocket, Bautista said. After many years of hard work and dedication, Bautista became a naturalized citizen and currently is the home health supervisor at Florida Hospital. Boehme described May 12, 2010 as the most beautiful day of my life. Boheme was very emotional as she spoke of how she met her husband and became a U.S. citizen. Leong has been a resident of Sebring for 35 years and has been a business owner for nearly 29 years. The Chinese restaurant, Shanghai, is owned by Leong and her husband, Ernest, and is very popular within the community. Leong was born in Taiwan and raised in India. She and her husband were living in Madagascar during a time of revolution. She went to the U.S. Embassy in hopes of receiving a Visa to enter the U.S.. The family was given the Visas within 30 minutes of the request. Leong and her family came to the U.S. in 1976. Leong was given a green card in 1989 and on Dec. 16, 1994 she traveled to Miami to take the U.S. citizens test and passed. I proudly became an American citizen, said Leong. Aslide show was presented during the banquet with images of each of the six women and their families. From birth through childhood to recent trips within America, the six women shared with a room full of guests and friends how their lives have changed dramatically. Page 2ANews-SunSunday, June 12, 2011www.newssun.com DUMMY 09; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; *includes web* social security KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; *includes web*auto accident June 8 53034444749x:3Next jackpot $7 millionJune 4 5816182151x:3 June 1 81415344142x:5 June 10 215161928 June 9 410243234 June 8 414223436 June 7 412141830 June 10 (n) 2093 June 10 (d) 2620 June 9 (n) 2795 June 9 (d) 7540 June 10(n) 177 June 10 (d) 539 June 9 (n) 133 June 9(d) 729 June 10 828334218 June 7 819224322 June 3 103739429 May 31 410343811 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 Kaylorand Kaylorauto accident 3x1.5 Kaylorand Kaylorsocial security 3x1.5 Pub block News-Sun staffSEBRING A24-yearold Avon Park man died early Friday morning when he lost control of his motorcycle in Sebring. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Luis Lebron was on his 2007 Kawasaki at around 1:45 a.m., heading east on the Sebring Parway when he came to the intersection of Ben Eastman Road. The report said Lebron applied his brakes, but lost control of the motorcycle, running off the road on the south shoulder. Lebron flew off the bike and struck a guard rail, sustaining fatal head injuries. The motorcycle continued through the shoulder and flipped over a fence, coming to rest in an citrus grove. The crash wasnt discovered until after sunrise on Friday. APman killed in motorcyle crash Homeowners Association meets MondaySEBRING The Highlands County Homeowners Association meets at 9 a.m. Monday at the Sebring Country Estates clubhouse, 3240 Grand Prix Ave.. The meeting is open to the public. Free coffee, hot tea and donuts are provided. Brenda Schell, Progress Energy DSM account executive, will give a PowerPoint presentation explaining Progress Energy efficiency programs and incentives designed to lower electric usage and consumer costs. Duct seal and repair incentives, window replacement incentives, and heat pump incentives will be topics of discussion. Other energy saving tips residents can use throughout the year will be given. Dee Dee Jacobsen, Highlands County Horticulture Extension agent, will present a program on yard water conservation and discuss the pressures that influence usage. She will explain how the Mobile Irrigation Lab is designed to help homeowners achieve optimum water usage, less fertilizer, and obtain healthier plant material. Call chairman Rick Ingler for any additional information at 273-5182.Flag waves planned for TuesdayThe Highlands Tea Party will wave flags from 8-10 a.m. Tuesday at U.S. 27 and Bayview Street in Sebring, across from the Aldis grocery store. The Women of the Moose Lake Placid Chapt er 1960 will also host a flag waving in front of the Lake Placid Moose Lodge from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, in honor of Flag Day.Creative Kids Camp begins MondaySEBRING Highlands Art League presents Creative Kids Camp from June 13 through July 8, at 351 W.Center Ave. The classes include: Watercolor Painting, taught by Owen Jolly, is for ages 7 and up. The class is from 10 a.m. to noon Monday-Thursday. Cost is $60. Pottery, taught by Darian Dumont, is for age s 5 and up. The class is from 1-3 p.m. June 20-23 and 27-30, July 11-14 and 1821. Pastel Drawing, taugh t by Owen Jolly, is for ages 7 and up. The class is from 10 a.m. to noon June 2023. Cost is $60. Drawing and Painting taught by Shirley Stone, is for ages 9-12. The class is from 10 a.m. to noon July 5-8. Cost is $60. Explorations in Contemporary Expression, taught by James Ward, is for ages 15 and up. Adults are welcome. It is from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 2, 4, 9, 11, 16 and 18. Cost is $79 a session, with a 10 percent discount for HALmembers. For more information, call the Art League at 3856682 of email info@highCOMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 7A News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Hungarian born Teri Boehme, tells the heartfelt story of how she came to be a naturalized United States citizen. Boehme was one of six women honored at the Tribute to Naturalized Citizens on Thursday evening. Six naturalized American citizens honored by Highlands Republican Womens Network Proud to be an American 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 NewsSun 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 Thursday, June 9: Jorge Abraham Barajas, 19, of Sebring, was charged with battery. Juan Jose Barajas, 22, of Sebring, was charged with battery. Jarrett Oliver Fisher, 35, of Sebring, was charged with DUI. Arthur Lamar Higginbotham, 48, of Wauchula, was charged with failure to appear reference failed partial payment program. Erick Huet, 36, of Miami, was charged with violation of probation reference marijuana producing. Dennis Earl Javery, 67, of Sebring, was charged with trespassing. Miguel Angel Martinez-Jimene, 31, of Sebring, was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Cesar Rodriguez, 26, of Lake Placid, was charged with contempt of court reference withholding support of children or spouse. James Bradley Winters, 30, of Okeechobee, was charged with grand theft of motor vehicle, possession and or use of drug equipment, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription, and petit theft. Insect expert testifies in A nthony trialORLANDO (AP) A forensic entomologist testifying in the trial of a Florida woman accused of killing her 2-year-old daughter says he found insects related to decomposition in the trunk of the suspects car. Dr. Neal Haskell testified Saturday the evidence was consistent with a body being in the trunk of the vehicle for a short period of time and then removed. Prosecutors believe the toddlers body was kept in the car before being left in a wooded area near Casey Anthonys home. Anthony has been charged with first-degree murder in her daughters death. If convicted she could face death. Prosecutors believe she suffocated Caylee Anthony with duct tape. Missing boater found clinging to sign in Tampa BayTAMPA(AP) Authorities say a boater last seen in an inflatable kayak in Tampa Bay has been found clinging to a manatee sign. Tonya Lee Collins was reported missing by her husband on Friday evening. Coast Guard and Tampa police marine units searched the waters and located her boat south of the Howard Franklin Bridge. Collins was not inside the vessel. Several hours later a Fish and Wildlife rescue boat located her 400 yards offshore hanging on to a manatee sign. Tampa police say she was not injured and refused medical attention.Police: Man shot by officer during drug bustORLANDO (AP) Police in Orlando say a man suffered non-lifethreatening injuries after being shot by an officer in a drug bust operation. During an investigation Friday evening During the operation, a man ran from police. When officers caught up to him, they say he made a movement an officer perceived as a threat. State Snapshots Associated PressFORTPIERCE Afield biologist counting sea turtle nests made a surprising find on a Florida beach: the body of a rare beaked whale. Grant Baysinger made the discovery Thursday morning on a South Hutchinson Island Beach. The biologist with Ecological Associates says the whale looked recently deceased and had several shark bites. Stephen McCulloch, founder of the Marime Mammal Research and Conservation Program says beaked whales are very rare, and that the carcass is a treasure trove of information to help learn more about them. 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C M Y K But the approval for recent g rowth plans shows a need for someone to manage the projects and utilities that need to be put in place now to support the already bulging water and sewer and road s ystem. Utilities are already a conc ern and will soon be a larger issue in Lake Placid even if the town never grows again. A nd utilities will be the key issue at the forefront of disc ussions over the next five to 10 years as the systems of merchants, Highway Park and downtown are combined and upgraded. Recent discussions have shown the need again and a gain for an administrator who would be the center for organization, design, comm unications and education. The key elements to managi ng growth in a small community. The town council thinks t here needs to be an administrator, someone who can roll up their sleeves and touch the d ifferent department heads on a day to day basis to keep e veryone on track. Additionally, growing the utilities needed to take care of projected and plotted growth needs someone to m ake the day-to-day decisions that are required to keep not just one, but several projects all clicking along as smooth as possible. The town is now on the cusp of efficient growth, or trouble, infrastructure wise, and needs a firm hand on the wheel to guide the taxpayers through those reef invested waters. The cost of adding an administrator, some have suggested $90,000 per year with benefits, seems on the surface to be more than the town can afford. Police Chief Phil Williams pointed out that officers in his department have not had raises in three years, but it is clear that the savings in efficiencies and possibly revenue growth through annexation could easily pay for an administrator. The mayor, John Holbrook, already puts in more hours than can be expected each month for current demands, closing in on 30 hours per week sometimes, and gets paid just $150 per month. Less than minimum wage for an executive workload. And a strong mayor without the background and experience in public administration and utilities could spell disaster for the small town. Hence the call Holbrook is putting out for taking a close look at someone under him to direct traffic. Additionally, the mayor is limited on what communications he can have with other members of the council when decisions need to be made. Holbrook is not doing a bad job, but there are decisions now that have to be made daily that cannot be done by the town clerk, police chief, or public works department because of the mounting regulations and complex county plans. Managing public records and accounting alone already consume most of the staff time in city hall, not by their own design, but by state legislation, and every department head is coping with the stress on every faction of the town from a sewer plant that needs to be renovated to paying for recreation. When you look at it, no one in Lake Placid is doing a poor job, but when every department is doing their own thing, there is no communications or economies of scale, and sometimes there is overlap of spending and planning. Problems that an administrator can foresee, having contact with council, county, clerk and every department head, and correct efficiently. Sort of like a group of people in a paper bag all pushing in different directions. All trying to make progress, but only when they all push on one side at the same time can they tip the bag over and allow progress. An administrator could point out where to apply resources when needed. The future is on its way in Lake Placid, maybe not this week because of the housing market, but already some of the choices require immediate solutions when there is no immediate administrative structure. The town is now too small to afford a full compliment of management structure like Sebring or Avon Park, but is too big not to have someone administrating. It is in a transitional period, call it a birth of a larger community if you will, and every birth needs at least a midwife to advise when to push. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 12, 2011Page 3ATODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 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 By the time you read this column, New York Democrat Representative Anthony Weiner may have decided enough was enough and resigned his House seat. Then again, perhaps not. This particular congresscritter strikes me as quite stubborn. In case you havent been paying attention to the news lately, Congressman Weiner was caught sending a lewd photo of himself to a female college student. The representative is a married man. According to foxnews.com, he has been engaging in inappropriate online and phone communications with six women for three years. When the lewd tweet came to light, Representative Weiner chose to lie about the situation, claiming that his Twitter account had been hacked. He spent days spinning this story, until he finally broke down and admitted that yes, he had sent the picture. After he finally confessed, a number of people were in an uproar. Calls for his resignation came quickly, first from Republicans (to be expected) and then from Democrats who noticed the story wasnt going away. And the story gets more lurid as more pictures are revealed. The bad jokes, given the congressmans last name, have been prolific. (No, I will not repeat any of them here. I have a moral standard I try to uphold, unlike the representative). Weiner has said as of late Wednesday evening that he has no intention of resigning, though he is sorry. Politics and politicians being what they are he could possibly change his mind before the weeks up. In that case, just note that and read on. Because a question that has to be asked, of course, is should he resign? And if so, why? It is tempting to say that acting like a jerk and a twit should be grounds for resignation. Unfortunately, there are two problems with that. One, the Constitution does not list being a jerk and a twit as grounds for removing anyone from office. Secondly, such a standard would empty the halls of the House and Senate. So I have to reluctantly admit that the initial behavior that got Weiner into this mess, while stupid, immoral and reprehensible, probably isnt enough to get him booted. However, thats not all he did. When confronted with evidence of his actions, the representative did not own up to them. Instead, he lied about it and continued to lie for over a week. That is what puts it over the edge for me. Bad enough to act like a jerk and a twit, but to try to cover it up and shift the blame to innocent others is even worse. Did he expect there would be no calls for an investigation into the hacking of a congressmans T witter account? Was he that clueless? The cover up is not the act of someone who takes responsibility for his actions. Even though he eventually admitted to sending the picture, I cant help but think he did so only when it was clear the lies werent working. And I wonder if hes truly sorry for his actions or simply sorry he got caught. There are those who think this should all be between Weiner and his family. But by lying to the American people, Weiner brought the mess to us. Im all for him taking it back and dealing with the problems this has caused him and his wife. But I think if he truly wants privacy he needs to quit holding such a public job. So yes, he should resign. And if he goes, I say leave him alone. Let his family work this out in some privacy. And wish them well they have a rough road ahead. May they find healing at the end of it. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Sex, lies and Twitter Lauras Look Laura Ware Lake Placid needs a town administrator now In November, the voters of Lake Placid decided against having the charter changed from a strong mayor to a strong manager style of government. No one is hearing lake concernsEditor: Instead of our lakes manager hoping for a hurricane to fill up Lake Jackson and Little Lake Jackson, perhaps someone should look into repairing the leaking spillway dam on Little Lake Jackson (Tubbs Road). We would have to have rain every day of the year to keep up with evaporation and the dam leaking 1,290,000 gallons a day down Jackson Creek. Thus far, all of our pleadings to do something here in our lakes, in Sebring, have either fallen on deaf ears, or met with lame excuses. The Friends of Erin Park and Little Lake Jackson recently met with Southwest Florida Water Management District, but apparently to no avail. Why cant we ever just address the problem and fix it without years of stalling and excuses. It seems we must find somewhere else to use tax dollars to create some new projects, like planting native weeds in a lake, etc. Amazing how much government time is spent in finding ways to not do anything. James J. Dean SebringHistory proves Benjamin Rush correctEditor: What is our duty as Christian Americans? What does the Bible say about our citizenship here? What does history say? What is our Constitutional duty? All of these questions can be answered historically and Biblically. As Christians we have been negligent in our responsibility to society; all we need to do is read the paper, check the Internet, or watch television to see the results of Gods people not being involved. So lets look at some of the answers. Matthew 25:14-30 tells us a story about our responsibilities while on this earth; I suggest you read it with this in mind. Each slave received talents according to his ability, and two of them were productive with what was entrusted to them. The one who received the least did nothing with his talents and suffered the indignation of his master. Their master expected nothing more than occupation and production in what they were entrusted with. (See also Luke 19:12-26). We have been entrusted with the greatest country and form of government in history, which was brought into existence by Christian men and women. We have allowed those who do not honor God or His word to alter change and misrepresent our Constitutional Republican form of government and our history. We read and listen to those who embrace the ideologies of socialism and progressivism, neither of which allow for a benevolent, loving, and just God; steering us to apathetic slavery subject to the whims of selfish and self-righteous politicians. Along with abandoning the political arena we Christians have left our institutions of learning to the same people who have made a mockery of our republic; thus setting the agenda for the next generation and possibly generations following. Benjamin Franklin called for the teaching of Christianity in public schools; Benjamin Rush warned us we would spend more money on punishing crime if we neglected the Christian education of our youth. Im afraid history has proved him right. I wonder how many of us will hear, Well done good and faithful servant. Study and remember at election time in 2012. Larry J. Overfield Sebring EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun. All items will run on a first-come basis as space permits, although more timely ones could be moved up. We believe your viewpoints are just as important as any community leader or government official, so consider this a personal invitation to get your two cents in. The News-Sunhas a long history of encouraging public discussion through letters, guest columns, and Readers Response questionnaires. Providing this


C M Y K Page 4ANews-SunSunday, June 12, 2011www.newssun.com MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 06/12/11 to enter. It was a challenge and it was work, but it was worth it, Harris said. Ageline DeShazo, a deposit operations officer with Highlands Independent Bank, and Jennifer Williams, a HIB bank manager, who formed Team Highlands Independent Bank, were the first team to finish the race. Harris donated one of the iPads he won to DeShazo and Williams. Well, those gals worked hard, and were smarter than me, so my wife and I felt they deserved it. My daughter took the other one, so I didnt even get to use that one either, Harris joked. This year, the race will be held on June 25, and according to event organizer Linda Crowder, the deadline for entering the race is June 17. Check in is at 10 a.m. on that Saturday, and the entrance fee is $200 per team, Crowder said. Yeah, it sounds like a lot, especially in this economy, but teams are getting friends and family to sponsor them. Get 10 friends at $20 each and you are good to go. We have folks last year do that, it worked out well, Crowder said. And the proceeds go to the Childrens Museum, so it is for a good cause. We have had several funding sources cut this year. For example we are losing $15,000 from state cuts, and more from other areas. We are also getting fewer children from school trips, because of the budgets. The funny thing is that we are seeing lots more kids this year so far from just the general public. The race is a great way to help the museum and to have fun, Crowder said. Like last year, the top prize is two iPads, donated by Positive Medical Transport. They have been great corporate sponsors. They donated last year and everyone likes the prizes, Crowder said. Yes, we still have room for teams. We can take up to 30 teams all together. Crowder said. Each contestant must be at least 16 years old to enter, and this year, there is chocolate, according to Crowder. I cant talk about what the clues or puzzles will be this year, but we added chocolate, Crowder said. More information can be found at the Museums website at www.childrensmuseumhighlands.com Continued from page 1A Amazing Race in search of teams for second running By BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated PressTALLAHASSEE President Barack Obama has problems in Florida that he didnt have when he won the prized state in 2008. The states economy is worse than elsewhere. Foreclosures are high. Property values are low. As president, Obama could be blamed. Votersshifting attitudes show the degree to which the atmosphere has changed since his first campaign. Florida Democrats made gains in 2008 with Obama on the top of the ticket, but the GOPwon big two years later. All that explains why Florida Democrats are redoubling their efforts to re-energize the rank and file, including at the state partys Jefferson-Jackson dinner Saturday night. And its why Obamas campaign team has been on the ground training volunteers 17 months before the election and why the president has been such a frequent visitor to the Sunshine State. Over the past 10 months, he has played mini-golf and hit the waves in Panama City Beach, eaten a corned beef sandwich at a Miami Beach deli, visited Cape Canaveral, addressed community college graduates in Miami and headlined fundraisers for Florida politicians. Hes set to return in the coming week for three fundraisers. Florida offers 29 electoral votes, more than 10 percent of the 270 he needs to win a second term. The president can win the White House re-election without Florida, but its certainly easier if he does win Florida, said Steve Schale, Obamas Florida director in 2008. Floridas unemployment rate was 10.8 percent in April, or nearly 2 percentage points higher than the national average. The state has been hit harder by foreclosures and loss in property values than most of the country. After Florida Democrats made gains in 2008, voters went quickly in the opposite direction in 2010. Republicans won the governorship, a U.S. Senate seat and three other statewide offices, plus huge majorities in the Legislature. Obamas job performance rating in Florida has hovered between 44 percent and 47 percent, except for a slight increase to 51 percent in a Quinnipiac University poll after Osama bin Ladens death. The sluggish economic recovery is to blame. Things havent gotten better, said Christian Ferry, a Republican who was Sen. John McCains deputy campaign manager in the 2008 presidential race. And it certainly hasnt gotten better in Florida. Hes got some big challenges to explain how it is that his economic messages, his economic plan is improving the situation in Florida for Floridians who are still struggling. For all the troubles, Republicans acknowledge it wont be easy defeating Obama. The pendulum swings so fast now, said Tallahasseebased GOPstrategist David Johnson. You cant underestimate that guy. You do so at your peril. Plus, he added, hell have the powers to come down here on that big blue plane, and that big blue plane excites people. Democrats hope that the GOPwave of 2010 is dissipating. Theyre betting that voters will be turned off by the conservative agenda pushed by Republicans in Florida and Washington. 2012 troubles ahead for Obama in prized Florida? MCT President Barack Obama speaks at Miami Central High School in March to tout the importance of education and reform and to deliver remarks on the importance of out-educating our competition. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, left, and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush joined the President at the event. The proceeds go to the Childrens Museum, so it is for a good cause. We have had several funding sources cut this year. The race is a great way to help the museum and to have fun.LINDACROWDER museum director Musselman 6x10.5 color


C M Y K Page 5ANews-SunSunday, June 12, 2011www.newssun.com WORDEN REALTY; 11.25"; 12"; Black plus three; process, showcase get it done, Recall Committee member Robert Caldwell said on Thursday. We looked at getting an attorney, but it wouldnt be cost effective. We plan to meet in the very near future, and we have total support from the citizens. They are really fired up because of the date issue, but we take full responsibility, Caldwell said. Arecall process evolves in steps. First, a specific number of petitions determined by a formula have to be signed. In the case of Avon Park, that number is 454 signatures of registered voters living within city limits per each council member. Then there are deadlines. Citizens seeking a recall election have to collect all the signatures within 30 days of collecting the first signature. After being validated by the supervisor of elections who has 30 days to do so the targets of a recall are given copies of the recall petitions and have five days to issue a written defense of up to 200 words. Then the recall committee has to recanvas voters, this time collecting 15 percent of registered voter signatures. They are given 60 days to do that. Should all those signatures be valid, then a special recall election is held. Jack Agard was the driving force behind the last recall effort. He is currently out of town on family business. Caldwell, however, asserted that he was willing to pull up the slack for another petition drive. Jack being out of town wont slow us down. I will be running the campaign this time. Jack called me and stated that I would be a good fit, but it will be a total team effort, Caldwell said. This time we are going to have a system of checks and balances to make sure everything is organized and we are more determined than ever. As to why the group is willing to continue their efforts, Caldwell stated that it was a matter of following through with a government process. I think our efforts have given the citizens a voice that they didnt know they had. It was never a racial or gender thing with the council. I hope they truly learn from this as well, Caldwell said. News-Sun staff writer Ed Baldridge contributed to this report. Continued from page 1A Recall effort to start anew in Avon Park in Boston and the Red Sox won the World Series. An immigrant from Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, might have attended a Red Sox game that year. He was working as a baker at the Parker House Hotel in Boston. In 1912, the Dixie Cup was invented, there were wars in the Balkans and American women began the fight for the right to vote. History was being made in Central Florida too. While on a fishing trip the year before, George E. Sebring, a wealthy pottery manufacturer from Sebring, Ohio, fell in love with the area. He decided to invest in vast tracts of what was largely uninhabited land. His dream was to build an ideal community. In 1912, right about the time the Red Sox were winning their next-to-the-last World Series before an 86year slump, Sebring was founding the town of Sebring, which he modestly named after himself. While Amumdsen struggled through snow and ice, Sebring and his developers battled swarms of mosquitoes, hacking through a jungle of vine-choked trees and slogging through swamps in the humid heat. Flash forward to 2011, and preparations have begun for Sebrings 100th birthday. The Centennial Committee hopes everyone catches the spirit and takes part in the many events scheduled in commemoration. The first event scheduled is a historical parade on Friday, Jan. 6. The official theme of the parade is Living the Legacy. The goal is to have businesses, families, churches or service organizations any group enter the parade with a float highlighting a piece of Sebring history. Individuals driving various vintage cars, trucks or tractors are also very welcome. There will prizes an d awards for the most interesting, most creative floats and so on. Now is the time to think and plan. Honor an individual from the past, highlight an important event or tell the story of a business. Participants are only limited by their imaginations. The committee has set up a website, www.Sebring 100.com, where individuals may register special event ideas. Call 385-8448 for furth er information. Continued from page 1A Parade will be first celebration of Sebrings centennial Special to the News-SunSEBRING Preserving the past to enrich the future. This was the motive of Sebring ReadersClub members when they voted last month to support Sebrings 100th Birthday celebration in 2012. The club will sponsor an ad in the upcoming book The One Hundred Years of Sebring, which will feature articles and photographs about the citizens, institutions and events that have turned a boom-time (1912) Florida land venture into a vibrant southern city. The book is being compiled by volunteer historians, spear-headed by Sebring archivist Carole Goad, and will be published in time for Centennial events scheduled to occur throughout 2012.Sponsorships are open to individual donors and all community-minded groups, but a donation from the ReadersClub seems especially appropriate since the club is currently celebrating a birthday of its own. The 24-member group, which meets in members homes monthly to hold lively book discussions, was founded 70 years ago, in 1941, making it one of the oldest cultural assets of Sebring.Members agree that their interests in preserving the records and memories of their organization match well with the important work being done by the local Historical Society. The club has traditionally supported the Sebring Public Library, youth scholarships and other worthy causes. Now the group is delighted to show its appreciation for the outstanding service of the Historical Society Board of Directors and archivist Goad by delivering a cash donation toward the completion of the Centennial book. Readers Club gives to Centennial project Courtesy photo Readers Club president Ginger McClure (left) presents a check to Sebring Historical Society archivist Carole Goad. Worden Realty 6x12 color


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C M Y K By SHANNON McCAFFREY Associated PressATLANTA Newt Gingrich said Friday he is committed to campaigning very intensely for the White House, chalking up the mass resignation of his top campaign staff to strategic differences. Speaking to reporters outside his suburban Virginia home on Friday, Gingrich vowed to continue with a non-traditional campaign. There is a fundamental strategic difference between the traditional consulting community and the kind of campaign I want to run. He also said that well find out over the next year whos right. He received a vote of confidence on Friday from one high-profile backer: Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, his campaign chairman in his old home state. When the going gets rough, I dont cut and run on my friends, Deal said Friday. Still, whether the former House speaker remains a viable candidate is now in serious doubt. Already, his opponents in the Republican field are scrambling to capitalize on the upheaval, courting disillusioned Gingrich donors and picking off key campaign supporters. News of the Gingrich staff exodus had barely registered Thursday before former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty was trumpeting word that one of Gingrichs national co-chairmen former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue had jumped ship and joined Pawlentys White House campaign. Two top staffers who fled Gingrichs campaign including campaign manager Rob Johnson have close ties to Rick Perry, ramping up speculation that the brash Texas governor could jump into the unsettled GOPrace. Gingrich is set to deliver what is billed as a major foreign policy address to the Republican Jewish Coalition in Los Angeles and is then scheduled to attend a Republican debate Monday in New Hampshire. But political strategists said the 67-year-old Gingrich already mounting an uphill fight for the Republican nomination now faces nearly insurmountable obstacles. Rich Galen, a former Gingrich aide, said he doesnt believe his old boss can recover. It is coming to a quick and merciful end, Galen said, comparing Gingrichs comeback bid to watching a really great prize fighter come back for one last fight that he never should have. Apolitical campaign in disarray will struggle to raise money and attract talented staff. On Thursday, Gingrich appeared to be leading a campaign without an infrastructure. To be sure, presidential campaigns have gotten past staff shake-ups before. Republican John McCain survived the resignation of several key staffers in 2007 and went on to win the Republican nomination the following year. Democrat John Kerry fired his campaign manager late in the 2003 race and locked up his partys nod in 2004. But the sudden void in camp Gingrich cuts wide and deep. In addition to losing his campaign manager, senior adviser and longtime press aide, he also saw key staff in the pivotal early primary and caucus states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina head for the exits. Perhaps most problematic for the former Georgia congressman is that the internal tumult laid bare on Thursday feeds into what many had already believed to be his Achillesheel: that he lacks the discipline to make a serious run for the White House. His campaign has suffered from a rocky rollout. Within days of formally announcing he would run, he blundered on NBCs Meet the Press by suggesting he supported an individual mandate for health insurance coverage and criticizing a plan to remake Medicare that Republicans pushed through the House. Under attack from conservatives, Gingrich telephoned the author of the plan, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, to apologize. Fresh off a public relations brouhaha over news that he had a $500,000 line of credit at the upscale jeweler Tiffanys, Gingrich embarked on a long-planned cruise in the Greek Isles with his wife, Callista, aboard a luxury ship where former supermodel Twiggy reportedly was among the passengers. He raised eyebrows by skipping the Faith and Freedom Conference in Washington, opting to send a video message instead. Making inroads with evangelical voters is a key a challenge for the thrice-married Gingrich, who has admitted to adultery. And at the core of the dispute with aides was a sharp disagreement over strategy. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 12, 2011Page 7A MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; ff top rhp only NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PLACEMENT; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; seminole/seb bus landsartleague.org. The website is highlandsartleague .org.AARP offers driver safety programSEBRING The AARP Driver Safety Program will be offered from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in their educational building, 319 Poinsettia Ave., near downtown Sebring. Cost is $12 for AARPmembers and $14 for non-members payable to AARP. There is no written or driving test. The size of the class is limited. Call Arlyn Fisher at 3140401 to sign up for the class.Opera series continues MondaySEBRING Carmike Cinemas and Emerging Pictures partner to showcase the Opera in Cinema series: Exceptional European Opera presented in HD and surround sound. Macbeth, Verdis most evocative music, brings Shakespeares drama to life on the stage of the Royal Opera House. Macbeth stars British baritone Simon Keenlyside as the titular tormented ruler of Scotland. Opera and Ballet in Cinema can be seen exclusively at the local Carmike theatre. Tickets can be purchased online at www.carmike.com, www.fandango.com or at the box office. Macbeth is showing exclusively at 2:30 p.m. Monday. An encore presentation will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 19.Couples line dancing offeredSEBRING Maureen Hecox, dance instructor, will be stepping it up a notch at Duffers Sports Grille on Wednesday nights by teaching some dance steps for couples after she teaches her line dancing classes. The first couples dance lessons will kick off Wednesday. This will continue throughout the summer every Wednesday night. Line dancing lessons are 6-8 p.m. and the couples dancing will be from 8-9 p.m. The dance lessons are free to the public. For those who dont have a partner, come any way because the ladies are even pairing up to learn the steps. Several men have been joining in on the lessons. There is no admission, entry fee or obligation. Just come and have a good time learning how to dance. Hecox takes her time in teaching the basic steps for each dance and then applies it to music for the class. Duffers is at 6940 U.S. 27 North. For details, call 382-6339.Events planned at lodges, postsLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will have karaoke from 3-6 p.m. today. For more information, call 465-0131. The Lake Placid Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 Ladies Auxiliary meeting will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday. For more information, call 699-5444. The American Legion Placid Post 25 will host music by Christy from 5-8 p.m. today. The Legion Executive Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, followed by the general meeting at 7:30 p.m. The Auxiliary Executive Board will have its elections at 6:30 p.m. Monday, followed by the general Auxiliary elections at 7 p.m. For more information, call 465-0975. SEBRING The Sebring Moose Lodge will host a game of bingo at 1 p.m. today. Texas Hold-em is on the agenda from 7-10 p.m. Monday. The Women of the Moose will also have a business meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. For more information, call 655-3920.Highlands Gem and Mineral Club meets TuesdaySEBRING The seasons final meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the fellowship hall at Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, for the potluck dinner-social. Call 453-7054 for information. The club will provide meat entrees. This will be the last club meeting until Oct. 11. Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS his employment on June 30 and within 15 calendar days he would receive separation pay in the equivalent of nine months pay. The city would also pay him for all of his unused accrued sick and vacation leave as of the date of his resignation. The city would maintain Rowans health insurance, at the same cost and terms, for six months. After that, he would be governed by COBRA. The city would also withdraw its request that the Polk County Sheriffs Office conduct an investigation of him. Rowan would not be able to apply for another jo b with the city without the express consent of the city manager, and the city council would have no obligation to consider him if he did. Rowan and the city would also agree to not make derogatory or critical remarks about each other. The settlement makes clear that it resolves all issues. Any future actions of any kind would be waived, and nothing in the agreement shall be construed as an admission of wrongdoing by either party. The council meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. at 123 E. Pine Street. Continued from page 1A Date for next event announcedSpecial to the News-SunSEBRING The first ever Dirty Dozen Fun-MudRunbenefitting Ducks Unlimited, took place at Sebring International Raceway on May 21. More than 150 participants ran,crawled, climbed, jumped and slid through a muddy two-mile course in the hopes of winning a unique trophy or possibly a prize-duck worth hundreds in cashand prizes. Title sponsors included Budweiser, Alan Jay Automotive and Golds Gym. Supporting sponsors included CrossFit Sebring, Double H Fencing, Sebring International Raceway and Wells Insurance.In-kind sponsors includedBigByte Video Productions, Creative Printing and Custom Prints. The next Dirty Dozen event will take place at Sebring International Raceway on Saturday, Oct. 29 to benefit Sebring International Raceway Hall of Fame and the local VFWchapter.Go to www.ddozen.com for more information or email crossfitsebring@yahoo.com for sponsorship options. If your group or non-profit organization would like to be selected as a recipient of a future Dirty Dozen Fun-Mud-Run, contact Lisa Celentano at the email address listed. Dirty Dozen run benefits Ducks Unlimited Courtesy photo Lisa Celentano (from left), partner in DirtyDozen, presents a check for $500 to Chris Selph, officer of DUCKS UNLIMITED of Highlands County along with Sebring Raceway President Tres Stephenson and DirtyDozen partner Mike Hines. Rowan, city have tentative deal Gingrich: Strategic difference with staffers plagued campaign MArtial Arts 2x3 Seminole Seb Bus 3x10.5


C M Y K Page 8ANews-SunSunday, June 12, 2011www.newssun.com CHICANES; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 6/10,12 BOWYER PHYSICAL THERAPY; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, weather page TODAYPartly sunny, a t-storm in the p.m.92/73Winds: N at 6-12 mphPartly sunny, a t-storm in thep.m.94 / 73Winds: W at 6-12 mphMONDAYAt-storm possible in the afternoon94/75Winds: W at 8-16 mphTUESDAYPartly sunny, a t-storm possible94 / 75Winds: NNW at 8-16 mphWEDNESDAYAn afternoon thunderstorm possible93 / 74Winds: SE at 8-16 mphTHURSDAY City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W T oday Mon. Tue. Today Mon. Tue. W ashington Washington 90/64 90/64 New York NewYork 82/62 82/62 Miami Miami 89/77 89/77 Atlanta Atlanta 92/70 92/70 Detroit Detroit 69/53 69/53 Houston Houston 95/74 95/74 Chicago Chicago 68/49 68/49 Minneapolis Minneapolis 74/57 74/57 Kansas City KansasCity 82/67 82/67 El Paso ElPaso 99/74 99/74 Denver Denver 88/54 88/54 Billings Billings 76/51 76/51 Los Angeles LosAngeles 70/58 70/58 San Francisco SanFrancisco 65/53 65/53 Seattle Seattle 70/51 70/51 Washington 90/64 New York 82/62 Miami 89/77 Atlanta 92/70 Detroit 69/53 Houston 95/74 Chicago 68/49 Minneapolis 74/57 Kansas City 82/67 El Paso 99/74 Denver 88/54 Billings 76/51 Los Angeles 70/58 San Francisco 65/53 Seattle 70/51 Showers and thunderstorms will douse New England and the mid-Atlantic coast today as a cold front sweeps eastward through the Northeast. Scattered thunderstorms will erupt across the Southeast during the afternoon as well. Some of these storms could lash cities and towns with ooding downpours and gusty winds. Cooler air will overtake the Midwest and Northeast. The Southeast and southern Plains, however, will remain unusually warm. Meanwhile, a storm system on the Plains will spark spotty showers. U.S. Cities National Forecast for June 12Shown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.City Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Mon. Tue. Today Mon. Tue. World Cities National SummaryCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Mon. Tue. Today Mon. Tue. Weather (W):s-sunny, pc-partly cloudy, c-cloudy, sh-showers, t-thunderstorms, rrain, sf-snow urries, sn-snow, i-ice. Albuquerque 95/63/s 92/63/s 91/63/s Atlanta 92/70/t 92/68/t 89/69/pc Baltimore 90/59/t 80/58/s 78/57/s Birmingham 94/70/t 95/70/t 93/72/pc Boston 68/55/sh 68/55/t 70/55/pc Charlotte 92/64/t 91/61/pc 86/58/s Cheyenne 82/50/pc 82/52/pc 80/52/pc Chicago 68/49/s 74/55/pc 76/60/t Cleveland 68/51/s 72/52/s 72/55/s Columbus 76/53/s 77/56/pc 78/58/s Dallas 98/74/s 97/74/s 98/76/pc Denver 88/54/s 88/54/pc 88/54/s Detroit 69/53/s 75/55/s 78/57/s Harrisburg 86/55/t 76/55/s 77/55/s Honolulu 89/74/pc 89/75/c 89/75/pc Houston 95/74/s 95/74/pc 93/75/pc Indianapolis 76/56/s 78/59/pc 78/63/pc Jackson, MS 96/71/t 98/70/pc 99/72/s Kansas City 82/67/r 86/70/t 88/69/pc Lexington 80/56/s 78/56/pc 80/59/pc Little Rock 92/73/pc 96/74/pc 97/73/pc Los Angeles 70/58/pc 74/61/pc 76/62/pc Louisville 82/60/s 81/61/pc 84/66/pc Memphis 92/72/t 96/76/t 97/76/pc Milwaukee 66/50/s 67/54/pc 71/59/t Minneapolis 74/57/pc 76/61/t 77/64/t Nashville 90/62/t 87/64/pc 90/69/t New Orleans 93/74/t 94/75/pc 95/76/s New York City 82/62/t 75/58/s 75/59/pc Norfolk 90/69/t 80/63/s 77/64/s Oklahoma City 98/70/s 98/70/s 98/69/pc Philadelphia 84/62/t 76/60/s 76/59/s Phoenix 100/77/s 100/78/s 104/78/s Pittsburgh 75/49/s 74/52/s 74/52/s Portland, ME 60/51/sh 66/51/pc 67/50/pc Portland, OR 72/55/pc 73/56/sh 72/51/pc Raleigh 92/66/t 88/60/pc 85/60/s Rochester 69/52/pc 67/55/s73/55/s St. Louis 78/64/pc 85/70/t 89/70/t San Francisco 65/53/pc 67/54/pc 70/53/pc Seattle 70/51/pc 70/53/sh 66/50/pc Wash., DC 90/64/t 80/62/s 81/61/s Cape Coral 91/73/t 92/74/pc 92/74/pc Clearwater 91/76/pc 92/77/pc 93/77/pc Coral Springs 87/74/t 91/76/t 92/76/t Daytona Beach 88/71/t 94/74/t 94/74/pc Ft. 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Bch 88/77/t 91/78/t 90/78/t Fort Myers 91/74/t 92/74/pc 91/75/pc Gainesville 92/68/t 93/72/t 96/71/pc Hollywood 88/75/t 91/76/t92/76/t Homestead AFB 88/74/t 88/76/t 89/76/t Jacksonville 92/69/s 95/72/t 94/70/pc Key West 89/78/t 88/80/t 89/79/pc Miami 89/77/t 91/77/t 90/77/t Okeechobee 87/70/t 90/73/t 92/71/t Orlando 92/72/t 94/74/t 96/74/pc Pembroke Pines 88/75/t 91/76/t 92/76/t St. Augustine 86/72/s 90/73/t 92/74/pc St. Petersburg 92/75/pc 92/76/pc 93/77/pc Sarasota 90/75/pc 90/74/pc 89/76/pc Tallahassee 95/72/t 97/72/t 97/70/pc Tampa 91/74/t 91/75/pc 91/77/pc W.Palm Bch 88/74/t 90/74/t 90/76/t Winter Haven 93/73/t 95/74/t 94/75/pc Acapulco 91/79/pc 88/78/pc 88/78/t Athens 79/69/sh 81/69/pc 82/70/sh Beirut 77/64/s 73/63/sh 73/66/sh Berlin 72/53/pc 72/58/sh 75/55/sh Bermuda 76/70/pc 76/71/t 79/67/t Calgary 66/46/pc 69/50/t 70/48/t Dublin 56/53/r 64/45/sh 60/48/pc Edmonton 69/46/pc 70/48/pc 67/48/pc Freeport 88/76/c 88/75/pc 89/76/pc Geneva 71/56/c 69/56/sh 72/56/r Havana 90/74/t 89/74/t 90/70/t Hong Kong 90/81/sh 88/82/sh 90/81/sh Jerusalem 76/57/s 72/56/pc 74/56/s Johannesburg 62/42/pc 63/42/s 62/42/s Kiev 79/60/sh 72/61/t 74/57/sh London 57/52/r 63/46/c 64/48/pc Montreal 66/54/sh 70/54/pc 72/57/pc Moscow 71/48/s 73/59/sh 71/53/sh Nice 74/62/sh 78/63/sh 77/65/sh Ottawa 66/50/sh 69/51/pc 78/59/s Quebec 64/54/r 68/52/pc 68/52/pc Rio de Janeiro 76/68/s 80/65/s 72/66/sh Seoul 81/63/pc 84/64/pc 86/66/s Singapore 86/77/t 88/77/t 88/79/t Sydney 64/54/r 63/54/r 64/55/r Toronto 68/51/pc 69/55/s 74/57/s V ancouver 67/53/pc 63/53/pc 67/53/pc Vienna 75/60/sh 77/64/sh 77/63/sh Warsaw 72/52/pc 73/53/pc 69/55/c Winnipeg 72/57/pc 74/57/r 74/57/t A lmanac Readings at Palm Beach High .............................................. 5:57 a.m. Low............................................. 12:04 p.m. High .............................................. 6:50 p.m. Low ......................................................none Partly sunny today with a thunderstorm during the afternoon.Ashower or thunderstorm in spots this evening. A thunderstorm tomorrow afternoon. Tuesday: chance for a thunderstorm in the afternoon. Astrong storm brought ooding to the Paci c Northwest prior to June 12, 1948. A ood along the Columbia River yielded the highest water levels since 1894. Athunderstorm this afternoon. Winds northwest 6-12 mph. Expect 6-10 hours of sunshine with a 55% chance of precipitation and average relative humidity 60%. Even addresses may water on Thursday and Sunday. Odd addresses may water on Wednesday and Saturday. All watering should take place before 10 a.m. and after 4 p.m. FullLastNewFirst June 15June 23July 1July 8 Today Monday Sunrise 6:33 a.m. 6:33 a.m. Sunset 8:18 p.m. 8:19 p.m. Moonrise 5:17 p.m. 6:23 p.m. Moonset 3:32 a.m. 4:21 a.m. Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. Jacksonville 92/69 Gainesville 92/68 Ocala 92/70 Daytona Beach 88/71 Orlando 92/72 Winter Haven 93/73 Tampa 91/74 Clearwater 91/76 St. Petersburg 92/75 Sarasota 90/75 Fort Myers 91/74 Naples 89/74 Okeechobee 87/70 West Palm Beach 88/74 Fort Lauderdale 88/77 Miami 89/77 Tallahassee 95/72 Apalachicola 90/74 Pensacola 94/76 Key West Avon Park 92/73 Sebring 92/73 Lorida 90/73 Lake Placid 91/72 Venus 91/72 Brighton 89/72 TidesReadings at St. Petersburg High ............................................ 12:51 a.m. Low............................................... 4:38 a.m. High ............................................ 11:11 a.m. Low............................................... 7:07 p.m. UV Index TodayThe higher the AccuWeather.com UV Indexnumber, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme 10 a.m.Noon2 p.m.4 p.m. 6 10 10 6 Weather History Farm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions Regional SummaryShown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows.Five-Day forecast for Highlands County 89/78 Lake Levels Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ................................. 9.73 Normal ...............................................14.51 Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterdayT emperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHigh Tuesday ......................................... 94 Low Tuesday .......................................... 67 High Wednesday .................................... 94 Low Wednesday .................................... 68 High Thursday ....................................... 91 Low Thursday ........................................ 68Heat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayRelative humidity .................................. 45% Expected air temperature ....................... 92 Makes it feel like .................................... 97BarometerTuesday ...............................................29.93 Wednesday .........................................29.91 Thursday .............................................29.89PrecipitationTuesday ...............................................0.00 Wednesday .........................................0.00 Thursday .............................................0.59 Month to date ..................................... 0.66 Year to date ....................................... 15.52 Chicanes 3x10.5 process BowyerPhysical Therapy 3x10.5 process


C M Y K BUSINESS B SECTION News-Sun Sunday, June 12, 2011 COUNTRY CLUB REALTY; 11.25"; 12"; Black plus three; process, showcase With Fathers Day upon us, dads everywhere are gearing up for an avalanche of gifts and I love yous from their spouses and kids. If you really want to return their affection, think about what you can do to protect your family financially. All it takes is a little organization and learning how to correctly allocate your resources. First, get insured. If your family depends on your income, you must be prepared for lifes unexpected events whether an accident, illness, unemployment or death. Make sure youve got adequate coverage for: Health insurance. Everyone needs medical insurance, no matter how young or healthy. Just remember: Lower-premium medical plans arent necessarily cheaper overall; you also need to factor in copayment, deductible and prescription amounts, inand out-of-network charges, coverage limits and exclusions when choosing a policy. Homeowner/renters insurance. Dont let theft, fire, faulty plumbing or other catastrophes leave your family without a home or possessions. Life insurance. Depending on your famiFinancial advice for fathers Metro Services Personal Finance Jason Alderman See FINANCIAL, page 2B By JOELLE TESSLER APTechnology WriterWASHINGTON Afederal court upheld a recent decision by government regulators to close a loophole that had allowed cable TV operators to withhold sporting events and other popular programming from satellite TVproviders and other rivals. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Friday upheld most of a recent Federal Communications Commission decision to close the so-called terrestrial loophole in a 1992 cable law. Under that law, a cable TVprovider must let competitors carry any channel it owns if it uses satellite connections to transmit the channel to individual cable systems around the country. But until the FCC closed the loophole in January 2010, the provision didnt apply when cable operators sent programming over landbased networks instead. Satellite providers and phone companies that offer subscription TVservices long complained that big cable operators were exploiting that quirk in the law to deny them access to must-have programming, particularly regional sports networks. Cox Communications Inc., for instance, has withheld access to San Diego Padres games from AT&T Inc.s U-Verse video service. And Cablevision Systems Corp. has barred U-Verse and Verizon Communications Inc.s FiOS video service from carrying the high-definition format of its Madison Square Garden networks, which broadcast the games of the New York Knicks, New York Rangers, New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils. It was Cablevision that challenged the new FCC rule in court. Among other things, the company argued that the FCC lacked authority to close the terrestrial loophole and that the agencys actions violated the First Amendment. Satellite provider FCC move to close program access loophole upheld See FCC, page 2B Associated PressBERLIN Specialists in high-tech labs tested thousands of vegetables as they hunted for the source of worlds deadliest E. coli outbreak, but in the end it was old-fashioned detective work that provided the answer: German-grown sprouts. After more than a month of searching, health officials announced Friday they had determined that sprouts from an organic farm in the northern German village of Bienenbuettel were the source of the outbreak that has killed 31 people, sickened nearly 3,100 and prompted much of Europe to shun vegetables. It was like a crime thriller where you have to find the bad guy, said Helmut TschierskySchoeneburg, head of Germanys consumer protection agency. Its little surprise that sprouts were the culprit they have been implicated An E. coli answer: It was the sprouts See SPROUTS, page 2B Country club realty 6x12 color


C M Y K Associated PressCINCINNATI Consumer products maker Procter & Gamble says it has agreed to settle a lawsuit by parents who claimed a new version of Pampers diapers caused skin rashes and other problems for their babies. P&G will pay the parents attorney fees, estimated at $2.7 million, and give each child of the 59 plaintiffs $1,000 under terms subject to final approval in U.S. District Court in Cincinnati. The company also will spend $400,000 to create a pediatric resident training program and provide skin rash education, including on the Pampers website. P&G said it isnt paying the plaintiffs damages, and a federal probe found no specific link between the new diapers and babiesskin problems. The company also will indicate on the diapers packaging how to get more information about rashes. The settlement will support the efforts of parents and pediatricians to promote babieshealth and wellbeing, one of the parents lawyers, Gretchen Cappio of the Seattle-based law firm Keller Rohrback, said in a statement. Page 2BNews-SunSunday, June 12, 2011www.newssun.com AFFORDABLE CARE**********; 3.639"; 8"; Black; exp 8/31 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; windows lys size and ages, youll probably want coverage worth at least five to 10 times your annual pay; more, if you want to cover college costs. And dont forget to insure your spouses life so youll be protected as well. Disability insurance. Millions of Americans suffer a disability at some point during their working years that is sufficiently serious to make them miss work for months or years at a time; yet many forego disability insurance, potentially leaving them without an income after a serious accident or illness. Learn details of your employers sick leave and short-term disability benefits ahead of time, and if longterm disability is offered, its probably a worthwhile investment. Start saving. To ensure your familys financial security, you need to make regular contributions to several savings vehicles: Establish an emergency fund with enough cash to cover at least six months of living expenses. If that goal seems unattainable, start small: Have $50 a month from your paycheck or checking account automatically deposited into a separate savings account. Even if retirement is decades away, the sooner you start saving and compounding your interest, the faster your savings will grow. If your employer offers 401(k) matching contributions, contribute at least enough to take full advantage of the match: A50 percent match is the same as earning 50 percent interest on savings. Once those two accounts are well-established, open a 529 Qualified State Tuition Plan or a Coverdell Education Savings Account to start saving for your childrens education. Get organized. Make sure your affairs in order in case something should happen to you. With your spouse, organize files for: Medical, homeowner/renter, auto, life, disability and long-term care insurance policies. Banking, credit card and loan accounts, including passwords. Awill (and possibly a trust) outlining how you want your estate managed after death. Durable power of attorney and health care proxy specifying who will make your financial and medical decisions if you become incapacitated. Also, a living will tells doctors which medical treatments and lifesupport procedures you do or dont want performed. Birth certificate, marriage license, Social Security card, funeral and burial plans, safe deposit box information and other important paperwork. Take these few steps to protect your family now and believe me, youll sleep better at night. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. To follow Jason Alderman on T witter: www.twitter.com/ Continued from page 1B DirecTVwelcomed Fridays decision. There is now no question that the FCC has the authority to prevent cable operators from exploiting that loophole to gain an unfair advantage over competing video programming providers, the company said in a statement. Michael E. Glover, senior vice president and deputy general counsel for Verizon, called the ruling good news for consumers. Andrew Jay Schwartzman, senior vice president and policy director for the public interest group Media Access Project, predicted that court decision will lead to more choice and, perhaps, lower prices, for payTVservices. The cable industry has exploited terrestrial loopholefor years to deprive the public of the benefits of competition, he said. Still, Cablevision was quick to stress the fight is not over since the ruling does conclude that the FCC acted arbitrarily and capriciously by treating certain conduct involving exclusive terrestrial programming contracts as categorically unfair. The court sent that matter back to the commission for reconsideration. Given the local and regional nature of terrestrial programming, such exclusives can be highly procompetitive, particularly in markets like New York with as many as five video providers, Cablevision said in a statement. Verizon and A T&T, the nations two largest phone companies, should be required to compete based on the quality of their products. and not by Continued from page 1B Orchid Hill Stable PP; 5.542"; 5"; Black; main a top, 10 of 16 in many previous foodborne outbreaks: ones in M ichigan and Virginia in 2005, and large outbreak in Japan in 1996 that killed 11 people and sickened more than 9,000. While sprouts are full of protein and vitamins, their ability to transmit disease makes some public health officials nervous. Sprouts have abundant surface area f or bacteria to cling to, and if their seeds are contamin ated, washing wont help. E. coli can stick tightly to the surface of seeds n eeded to make sprouts and they can lay dormant o n the seeds for months, said Stephen Smith, a microbiologist at Trinity College in Dublin. Once water is added to m ake them grow, the number of bacteria carried w ithin the seeds can reproduce up to 100,000 times. German investigators t racked the path of the bacteria step by step, from h ospital patients struggling with diarrhea and kidney failure, to restaurants w here they may have gotten sick, to specific meals and ingredients, to indust rial food suppliers and the farms that grew the prod uce. And they still have more questions to answer, such as what contaminated the sprouts in the first place? B ad seeds, contaminated water, nearby animals, the answer is still elusive. Interviews with thousands of patients mostly women between ages 20 to 50 with healthy lifestyles led investigators to conclude initially that salads c ould be the problem. Health officials immediately warned consumers to avoid cucumbers, tomatoes and lettuce causing h uge losses to European farmers as demand plummeted for their produce but the seemingly ubiquitous alfalfa, radish and o ther sprouts werent yet on anyones radar. Continued from page 1B BUSINESS Financial advice for dad FCC ruling upheld Sprouts linked to E. coli P&G to settle Pampers diaper rash lawsuit Griffins 4x10 Affordable Care 2x8 Orchid Hill 3x5


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C M Y K Page 4BNews-SunSunday, June 12, 2011www.newssun.com HOME COMPUTERDo:Enable the power management feature in your desktop computer. (For Windows users, click on your Start button,click Control panel,then Power options.For Mac users, click the System Preferencesicon in the dock,then Energy Saver) For an initial level of power savings, turn off the monitor after a designated time. For even more power savings,designate a time period for activating System Standby (Windows users)or Sleep(Mac users). With standby/sleep,your monitor,hard-drive and other internal parts will go into a low-power mode when you are away from your desk.Do:Get rid of your screen saver. It requires more energy to run those static images of your kids (on a constant basis) than it does to have your computer and monitor go into a low-power mode. Unlike 10 years ago,the screen saver does not extend the life of your monitor. Killing it could save you $50 to $100 on your electric bill over a year,depending on your equipment. And speaking of equipment,an LCD monitor not only saves space,it uses onethird the power of a CRT monitor.REFRIGERATORDo:Replace an older refrigerator with a new,efficient one. Refrigerators made pre1993 use twice as much energy as the new ENERGY STAR-qualified models.Save:$45 to $65 a year in energy costs.SODA CANSDo:Recycle.Save:Recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run a television or operate a computer for three hours.LIGHTBULBSDo:Replace five of your most used incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs (which use two-thirds less energy,generate 70 percent less heat and last up to10 times longer).Save:$25 to $65 a year in energy costs,depending on the wattage and how long you leave bulbs on. Bigger picture:If every American home did that, U.S. consumers would save as much as $6.5 billion a year in electricity costs and prevent greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to that from more than 8 million cars. Note:A small amount of mercury is sealed within the glass tubing of compact fluorescent light bulbs. Dont throw them out with regular household trash if better options exist. For disposal guidelines:visitwww.earth911.organd plug in your zip code; call 877-EARTH911 (877-327-84911); call your local waste management company; or visit www.lamprecycle. org. Some stores take back used CFLs.)AIR FILTERSDo:Change the air filters in your furnace regularly.Save:Up to 5 percent of heating costs. ATTICDo:Install a whole-house fan to draw in cool air and force hot air out the attic vents. Use the fan in the evening after the temperature outside drops below 80 degrees Fahrenheit and in the early morning to reduce air conditioner use.TOILETA leaky toilet can waste 200 gallons of water a day.Do:Check for leaks by adding food coloring to the tank. If you have a leak,color will appear in the bowl within 15 minutes. Flush as soon as youre done with this test to avoid staining the tank.Bigger picture:Two out of every 10 toilets leak on average in the United StatesThose two leakers can waste as much as 146,000 gallons of water a year. Thats enough water for a family of four to wash clothes in their washing machine for eight years. Consider axing your olbig-gun toilet,those pre-1994 models that use 3.5 to 7 gallons of water with every flush. Save:If all those pre1994 guzzlers were replaced with high-efficiency toilets (federal law now requires toilets use no more than 1.6 gallons a flush),the United States could save as much as 800 billion gallons of water a year. Thats the equivalent of 12 days of flow over Niagara Falls. WINDOW SHADESDo:Use drapes or blinds to reduce heat gain (in warm climates) and/or loss (in cold climates).Save:In warm climates, closing light-colored shades or blinds during the day can reduce your homes solar gain by up to 50 percent,thus relieving some of the load on your air conditioning system. In cold climates,closing drapes or blinds at night reduces your homes heat loss by about 5 percent.DISH WASHINGDo:Generally,its best to wash dishes in the dishwasher (preferably with full loads) than to do them by hand and scrape rather than rinse plates before loading. Save:The average American dishwasher in use today consumes 8.7 gallons a load (the most current models use 4 to 8 gallons). Washing by hand for 10 minutes with the faucet running can use as much as 20 gallons of water. Filling the sink uses about 5 gallons or less but thats 5 gallons for washing,five for rinsing.Bigger picture:Some 42 million U.S. homes do not have a dishwasher. If all of those households used the fill-the-sink method instead of letting the tap run,Americans could save as much as 100 billion gallons of water annually.AIR CONDITIONINGDo:Turn up your (A/C) thermostat by a mere 2 degrees in warm weather and turn on a ceiling fan.Save:A/C costs will be lowered by as much as 14 percent over the cooling season,with no sacrifice in your personal comfort. Turn off the fan when you leave the room,though. Ceiling fans cool people, not rooms. Do:Wash only full loads.Save:As much as 3,400 gallons of water a year. Do:Use the coldsetting (with a cold-water laundry detergent) or warmsetting whenever possible. Heating water to hotaccounts for 90 percent of the machines washing energy; only 10 percent goes to power the motor. Save:Switching to coldcan save the average household more than $400 annually with an electric water heater,$300 annually with a gas heater.Do:If your dryer has a moisture sensor that turns the machine off automatically when clothes are dry,use it. Dont:Do not over-dry laundry.Save:An electric dryer operating an extra 15 minutes a load can cost you up to $34 a year in wasted energy; a gas dryer,$21 a year. Do:Clean the lint trap before every load. Save:As much as $35 a year.WASHER AND DRYER $1,900Amount the average American household spends annually on energy billsSOURCE:WWW.ENERGYSTAR.GOVLACEY WOZNY/MCCLATCHY NEWSPAPERS BYKARENKLAGSChicago Tribuneverywhere you turn these days,there go those buzzwordsagain:green,eco,organic,sus-tainable,renewable,alternative,recy-cled,reused.And its not just Al Gore andWhole Foods Market and MotherEarth News and a bunch of long-haired,tofu-loving guys wearingBirkenstocks and obsessed withArmageddon doing the talking.The conversation now has enteredbastions of Middle America placeslike Target,The HomeDepot and Wal-Mart StoresInc.,all ofwhich are making a major greenpush. Add to that an ever-growingbuzz over global warming,carbonfootprints,Chinas thirst for oil,anuclear renaissance and the plight ofthe polar bear. But whats the averagehomeowner to do to make any sort ofdifference?The idea and the prospect of livingin a more environmentally consciousway have,indeed,gone mainstreamin the United States.But the reality of actually doing it inyour neighborhood,in your home,inyour garden and in the very cupboardsof your existence is another thing.Where does one begin? Whatsworth the time and trouble? Anddoes any one person/one familysefforts really count?We dissected a house,looking foreasy (but not always obvious) waysthat homeowners can conserve ener-gy and water and money at thesame time. And then,where wecould,we extrapolated the numbers,showing exactly how many gallonsand kilowatt hours and dollars couldbe saved with these minor lifestyleadjustments.The question,we discovered,isnot whether any one person or onefamilys behavior makes a differencebut how much of a differ-ence that is.Energy-conscious tips help preservethe environment and save money


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday June 12, 2011Page 5B 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 10-00777 DIVISION: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST, SERIES 2007-1, Plaintiff, vs. ESTHER CALLAHAN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated May 23, 2011, and entered in Case No. 10-00777 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as Trustee for NovaStar Mortgage Funding Trust, Series 2007-1, is the Plaintiff and Esther Callahan, Greg Callahan, Tenant #1 n/k/a Helen Alexander, are the defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 21st day of June, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 75, BLOCK 196 OF REPLAT OF BLOCKS 183, 184 AND 196, SUN N LAKE ESTATES (SAID SUBDIVISION ALSO BEING KNOWN AS REPLAT A PORTION OF SUN N LAKES ESTATES, SECTION 17, 18 AND 19), ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 99, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 512 MORNINGSIDE DR., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852-4301 A/K/A 2501 SUNRISE DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33872 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 in Highlands County, Florida this 27th day of May, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak June 5, 12, 2011 ATTENTION COMCAST CUSTOMERSOn, or around, July 13, 2011, the following channel enhancements/changes will occur for current and new residential and commercial subscribers receiving Comcasts Bartow, Fort Meade, Lake Wales, Frostproof, Sebring, Avon Park, Lake Placid, Wauchula and Spring Lake channel lineups (Highlands, Polk and Hardee Counties and surrounding areas). A preview of this service may be seen by customers subscribing to the appropriate level of service prior to the effective date. • ShopNBC channels 79/186 will be available as Limited Basic Digital Service channels. *A digital-ready television set and/or digital equipment may be required to receive certain digital channels or certain services. Service charges may apply. Services not available in all areas, restrictions apply. For information about all of our product offerings, please visit www.comcast.com. June 12, 2011 PUBLIC AUCTION FOR TOWING & STORAGE 1991 CHEV STATION WAGON 1G1BL83E9MW219220 ON JUNE 25th, 2011, AT 9:00AM AT PRECISION AUTO BODY 734 CR 621 EAST LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 June 12, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 10-1001 GCS CHRISTOPHER A. SELPH, Plaintiff,vs. JESSICA CANDELARIO; MELVIN CANDELARIO; SEBRING HEART CENTER; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to afinal decree of foreclosure entered in the above-entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: West 1/2 of Lot 18, Block E of SILVER FOX RANCH, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 41, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, together with a Road Easement over the North 25 feet of the East 1/2 of Lot 18 as reserved in O.R. Book 971, Page 195, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, together with a 1972 DOLP mobile home ID#5067 and title #5250813.at public sale to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 21st day of June, 2011. 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. SIGNED this 27th day of May, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINEClerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk June 5, 12, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000199 AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. JANICE L. GOKA, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: THE UNKNOWN BENEFICIARY OF THE TRUST, UNDER THE GOKA FAMILY TRUST CREATED BY TRUST AGREEMENT DATED JULY 21, 2008 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in HIGHLANDS County, Florida: LOT 6, BLOCK 11, SEBRING RIDGE, SECTION G, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Florida Default Law Group, P.L., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the News-Sun. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 26th day of May, 2011. Robert W. Germaine Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk June 5, 12, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001213 TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. DEBBIE STEEDLEY, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated May 23, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-001213 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., is the Plaintiff and DEBBIE STEEDLEY; MARK E. STEEDLEY AKA MARK STEEDLEY; AMERICAN GENERAL HOME EQUITY, INC.; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; TENANT #1 N/K/A BLAKE STEEDLEY are the Defendants. The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 22nd day of June, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 3, BLOCK A, KAYWOOD ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13, PAGE 19, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 20 N. Lotela Avenue, Avon Park, FL 33825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on May 27, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08078108 SAXONFID-SPECFHLMC-Team 5 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. June 5, 12, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA File No. PC 11-218 IN RE: ESTATE OFJUDITH EVA ELLIS Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JUDITH EVA ELLIS, deceased, whose date of death was April 19, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, 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 12, 2011. Personal Representative: Dale E. Ellis 1626 Willow Run Sebring, Florida 33872 Attorney for Personal Representative: Ginger R. Lore, Attorney at Law Florida Bar Number: 643955 Law Offices of Ginger R. Lore, P.A. P.O. Box 770177Winter Garden, FL 34777-0177 Telephone: (407) 574-4704 Fax: (407) 641-9143 E-Mail: ginger@gingerlore.com Attorney for Dale E. Ellis June 12, 19, 2011IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000231 WELLS FARGO BANK,NA, Plaintiff, vs. DOUGLAS L. ELFERS, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JENNIFER A. GREEN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 235 SQUIRREL POINT LORIDA, FL 33857 CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in HIGHLANDS County, Florida: LOT 78, ISTOKPOGA SHORES, UNIT NO. 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, AT PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Florida Default Law Group, P.L., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the News-Sun. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 26th day of May, 2011. Robert W. Germaine Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk June 5, 12, 2011 1050Legals Free ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. Must be a non-commercial item. Asking price is $100 or less. We offer 2 ads per month and can rerun the same ad 2 times in 30 days, only if its the same ad. The price is allowed to change. All ads placed under the Bargain Buys discount rate must have 1 item with 1 asking price. The customer can list a set for 1 price, i.e. Bedroom set ... $100 is allowed; Chairs (2) ... $20 each is NOT allowed. The customer can list the ads as Chairs (2) ... $40 for both. To list an ad stating Each, the ad must be charged at the non-discounted rate, using the Open Rate pricing. No commercial items are allowed to be placed unde r our Bargain Buys specials. Items must be common household items. Ads for Pets, stating Free to Good Home, are allowed to be placed under the Bargain Buy category. Index1000 Announcements 2000 Employment 3000 Financial 4000 Real Estate 5000 Mobile Homes 6000 Rentals 7000 Merchandise 8000 Recreation 9000 TransportationVISIT OUR WEBSITE AT: newssun.com 863-314-9876 DEADLINES Publication Place by: Wednesday. . . . . . . . 4 p.m. Monday Friday . . . . . . . . . 4 p.m. Wednesday Sunday. . . . . . . . . 4 p.m. Friday All fax deadlines are 1 hour earlier. Important: The publisher reserves the right to censor, reclassify, revise, edit or reject any classified advertisement not meeting our standards. We accept only standard abbreviations and required proper punctuation. ClassifiedADJUSTMENTS Please check your ad for errors the first day it appears since the News-Sun will not be responsible for incorrect ads after the first day of publication. If you find an error. call the classified department immediately at 314-9876. The publisher assumes no financial responsibility for errors or for omission of copy. Liability shall not exceed the cost of that portion of space occupied by such error. Cancellations: When a cancellation is called in, a KILL number will be given to you. This number is very important and must be used if ad failed to cancel. All ads cancelled prior to scheduled expiration date will be billed for complete run unless a KILL number can be provided. ADD A BORDER ATTENTION GETTER LOGO For Just A Little More And Make Your Ad Pop! AD RATESGARAGE SALE6 lines 2 days $11503 days$14(additional lines $1 each)MISCELLANEOUSmerchandise over $1005 lines 6 pubs$1750(additional lines $3 each)REAL ESTATE EMPLOYMENT TRANSPORTATION5 lines 6 pubs $31506 lines 14 pubs$71 1050Legals 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-000220-GCS BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY Plaintiff(s), vs. CHARLES H. DAMRON, et al., Defendat(s) DIVISION NO. HIGHLANDS Section. RE-NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 11, 2010, and entered in Case No. 10-000220-GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein BRANCH BANKING AND TRUST COMPANY is the Plaintiff and CHARLES H. DAMRON is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the main entrance of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 20th day of June, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 54, PINE AND LAKE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14, PAGE 3, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHTS TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK OF COURT NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BEEN TITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORDS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. DATED at HIGHLANDS County, Florida, this 27th day of May, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, Clerk HIGHLANDS County, Florida By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Cler k June 5, 12, 2011 Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 314-9876 Then shop till you drop!CROSS COUNTRY AUTO 3X10.5


C M Y K Page 6BNews-Sun Sunday, June 12, 2011www.newssun.com STATE OF INDIANA COUNTY OF WAYNE SS: IN THE WAYNE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT 2011 TERM CAUSE NUMBER: 89C01-1105-MI-00020 IN THE MATTER OF THE NAME CHANGE OF: Alejandra Herrera-Quiroz NOTICE OF PUBLICATION TO PUBLISH IN: The News-Sun 2227 US 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870 Please take notice that Yolanda Quiroz-Bello, hereinafter referred to as the Petitioner, has filed a Verified Petition for Name Change with the Wayne County Circuit Court seeking permission to change the petitioner's daughters name to Alejandra Quiroz-Bello on the birth certificate of her child, Alejandra Herrera-Quiroz. Said Petition will be heard by this court on the 21st day of July, 2011, at 9:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as Counsel can be heard. Said Petitioner is represented by Jeffrey T. Arnold, #17006-64, 410 South D Street, Richmond, Indiana, 47374, 765-962-3344. Anyone objecting to the Petition may file written objections, or may appear for the purpose of contesting said name change at the time and place of the hearing. /s/ Jo Ann Stewart Wayne County Clerk of Courts June 5, 12, 19, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001086 ROSE ACCEPTANCE, INC. Plaintiff, vs. WANDA L. WARD, STEVEN M. GUELFF, D.M.D., P.A., AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on March 14, 2011, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: SOUTHWEST QUARTER (SW 1/4) OF BLOCK TWENTY (20), DESOTO CITY SECOND SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1 PAGE 39 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. TOGETHER WITH THAT CERTAIN 1995 FLEETCRAFT MOBILE HOME SERIAL #GAFLS34A214590K21 AND GAFLS34B214590K21 MOBILE VIN #GAFLS34A214590K21 AND GAFLS34B214590K21 and commonly known as: 6211 FARA ST, SEBRING, FL 33876; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on June 20, 2011 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 16th day of May, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk June 5, 12, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000598 MIDFIRST BANK Plaintiff, vs. DANIELLE MARIE CONNERS, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DANIELLE MARIE CONNERS; HIGHLANDS COUNTY; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SECRETARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT; GERARD SERVICES, INC.; COMMON WEALTH FINANCIAL SERVICES, INC., AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on May 9, 2011, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: UNIT 11-A, THE MANORS: COMMENCE AT A POINT AT THE INTERSECTION OF THE SOUTH LINE OF LOT 1, BLOCK 7, SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST AND THE WEST RIGHT-OF-WAY LINE OF LAKE AVENUE, (SAID POINT BEING 25.00 FEET WEST OF THE CENTERLINE OF LAKE AVENUE); THENCE RUN WEST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF LOT 1, BLOCK 7, FOR A DISTANCE OF 194.00 FEET; THENCE RUN NORTH 0 DEGREES 02'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 310.00 FEET FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 0 DEGREES 02'' EAST A DISTANCE OF 35.00 FEET;THENCE WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 85.00 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 02'' WEST FORA DISTANCE OF35 FEET; THENCE EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 85.00 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING, ALL LYING AND BEING IN LOT 1, BLOCK 7, SECTION 15, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 1452 N. MELROSE DR., AVON PARK, FL 33825; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on June 22, 2011 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 24th day of May, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk June 5, 12, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 09000161GCS AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC, Plaintiff vs. HERMES GIRON, et al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated May 23, 2011, entered in Civil Case Number 09000161GCS in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, wherein AURORA LOAN SERVICES, LLC is the Plaintiff, and HERMES GIRON, et al, are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOT 27, IN BLOCK 49, OF SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES, SECTION TWO, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, AT PAGE 34, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and bet bidder, for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room, in Basement of Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33871 at 11:00 A.M. on 20th day of June, 2011. 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: May 26, 2011. Highlands County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak June 5, 12, 2011 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 11-66 GCS IRENE SWANSON, CHARLES SWANSON, and CIS INVESTMENTS, INC., a Florida corporation, Plaintiff,vs. WILLIE JAMES NELSON; PATRICIA A. KING; RITA F. MURPHY; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 09 5X21.5


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, June 12, 2011Page 7B 1995 GMCSafari Cargo Van. Mechanic's special, 6cyl, Automatic. Good Tires. $800 obo 863-441-2067 9450Automotive for Sale 9000 TransportationTERRY 27'Fifth Wheel Camper, Sleeps 6. 10' slide out. $7000.obo. Call 863-453-0037. 8400RecreationalVehicles 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & SuppliesLARGE GANGsize tool box & 2 door side tool box for truck both for $350.00 Call 863-314-0387. 7380Machinery & ToolsSEBRING-4125 KEARLYAve. Fri-Sat,June 17th-18th. 7am-? Retirement Sale! Antique furn., collectibles, pottery, yard tools, fishing, lamps, holiday, pictures, silver, clothes, books, household misc., vintage. 7320Garage &Yard Sales WHEEL &TIRE Large (only one). Like new. Model LT 265/70 R17 $40. Call 863-669-1119. WEEK WACKER& Edger, 4.6 amp, electric, like new. $20. 863-471-3292 or 863-446-0778 TELEVISION $15.Works great. Call 863-451-2248. TABLE -Kitchen / Dining room 41" diameter, excellent condition. $45. 863-873-3801 7310Bargain Buys RECLINER/ROCKER GREEN.(2) $100. Call 863-655-1953 RECLINER -Good Condition $50 or less. 863-465-2319 HUTCH -Solid wood w/ sliding glass doors on top. $20. obo. 863-471-3292 or 863-446-0778 GAZELLE EDGEExercise Machine. $25.obo. Call 863-452-6359 DRYER GOODcond. $80. Call 863-451-2248. COUCH MICROFIBER,beige. $100. Call 863-655-1953 COFFEE MAKERGevalia (12 cup) LIKE NEW! $15 obo. Cash only! 863-471-2502 BROILER /OVEN / Bake (Seleck) $20. Cash only! 863-471-2502 BOAT ANCHOR25 lbs. Plow type. $40. cash. Call 863-699-1119. BLINDS -White Vertical, various lengths, 14 sets. Very good condition. $85 863-699-9905 BIKE -20" Boys. Very good condition. $15. 863-873-3801. BEDS -1 Full size / 2 Twin size, all with frames, good condition. $60. 863-465-2319 3 WHEEL adjustable bike, 24", large seat & basket, like new. $100 SOLD!!!! 7310Bargain Buys TELEVISION -60" Philips / like new / seldom used / normal usage equivalent to 1 year. $500. 863-385-2613 SEWING MACHINEBaby Lock Quest Plus. 2 yr. old, extension table, 15 feet, built in walking foot. Like New. $750. Firm. 863-385-4516 7300Miscellaneous SOFA /RECLINER by BROYHILL. 7ft. long, Blue, very good condition. $150 207-837-3708 FUTON $60.obo. Call 863-202-0364 COUCH, 2chairs & area rugs. Good cond. $400. Call 863-443-1780 ADJUSTABLE BEDSw/vibrate option. 2 twins attached to large headboard. Excellent cond. Call 863-386-1024. 7180Furniture 7180FurnitureWASHER &DRYER set. Not very pretty but it works great! $250. Obo. Call 863-414-8327 7040Appliances 7000 Merchandise SEBRING NICE2/1 w/Carport. Large backyard. Screened Patio. Nice neighborhood. Close to Fireman's Field. Central A/C. $650. a mo. w/security and first month. Call 863-446-1861 SEBRING 3/2/1Newer home. Very nice, quiet area. $845. per mo. security & first month. 863-414-0942 or 863-414-0542. SEBRING -3BR/2BA, heated pool, fenced yard. Quiet neighborhood. 108 Karola Dr. $800 Mo. Plus 1st. & sec. Call Deb 863-658-2178/Anthony 863-381-2743 / Kasndra / Richard 863-402-0406 SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3BR, 2.5BA, 1CG $800/mo. No Smoking, no pets. 863-655-0311 LAKE PLACIDNear Lake Placid Boat Ramp with lake access. Unfurnished 2BR, 1BA Appliances, A/C. $650/mo. + $500 Security Deposit. 863-465-1354 6300Unfurnished HousesAVON PARKLAKES 3/2 1 car garage. $700 per mo. Security $ 800. Employment & prior rental ref. required. No smoking and no pets of any kind. No Saturday calls. Must keep clean house. Call 863-453-5631. 6300Unfurnished HousesSEBRING SENIORCitizen. 2240 Avalon Rd. 3/2 furn. Small animals ok. Near Shopping Center & Senior Club References $700. first/last. Call 305-387-6863 after 4pm. or 863-382-0912 or 863-273-3129. 6250Furnished Houses ONE BEDROOMQuiet! Pets Welcome! Walk to Library, Beach & Historic Circle. Call: 863-381-7095 KEY LAKEVILLASLAKEFRONT LIVING IN SEBRING 2 Bedroom townhouse unit. Clean & quiet, Screen porch, Outside patio, Central air, Washer/Dryer hookup, $590/mo., first & security. No Pets. 863-465-2740 AVON PARKClean, Quiet: Studios 1BR, 1BA / 2BR, 2BA Apts., form $375/mp. New tile & appliances, screened patios & W/D hook up. Students/Seniors Discount Call 863-602-4683 AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8598 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING 2/1Newly Remodeled. $425. per mo. Call for details. 863-381-0357 or 863-446-2838. PLACID LAKESDUPLEX 2Br / 2Ba. Nicely furn. or unfurnished. C/H/A. Immaculate. Lawn care included. Near golf & fishing. Short term /mo./yearly. 863-699-0045 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsSEBRING RENTw/option to buy. 2/2 Double Wide Mobile Home. $525. 3303 Highlander. Call 863-446-2414 5150Mobile HomesFor RentPALM HARBORHOMES Repos/Used Homes/Short Sales 3 or 4 Bedroom Doublewides Wont Last!! 3,500-40K Call Today! 800-622-2832 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesVACANT LOTLorida. 163' x 270' approx. 1 acre. $4500.. By owner. 954-983-7088. 4220Lots for Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial VACANCY FOR Administrative Assistant Spring Lake Improvement District The Spring Lake Improvement District is accepting applications for a full time Administrative Assistant. The primary functions of this position are to assist with the business operations of the District and to manage the daily function of the District office, with emphasis on the water department. Applicants are required to minimally have a High School degree and be fully knowledgeable and skilled with: Microsoft Office Professional software; Excel spreadsheets; using Access for export and mail merge; Power Point; uploading documents and photo's to web sites; ability to use water billing system; and possession of a notary license is preferred. Additionally, at least five years of demonstrated fund accounting basics and experience is a high priority for this position. The District offers a benefit package that includes hospitalization and major medical. Resumes meeting the above requirements should be mailed to: Diane Angell, District Administrator, Spring Lake Improvement District, 115 Spring Lake Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33876. Applicants should also include their compensation requirements. Deadline for submitting resumes will be the close of District business on Friday, Jun 17, 2011. Joe DeCerbo District Manager Spring Lake Improvement District May 22, 25, 29, 2011 June 5, 12, 2011 SEEKING *Web / Graphics designer. Must have multi platform experience Fax 863-471-2565 or email to: officetalent@yahoo.com RESTARAUNT HIRING-SERVERS,COOKS& DISHWASHERS Needed. at Spring Lake Golf Resort. Apply in Person. Wed Sat 2 5. Call for directions only 863-655-0900. ORAL COMMUNICATIONINSTRUCTORS (PT) positions for day & evening classes at SFCC's campuses in Highlands, Hardee & Desoto counties. Min. master's degree required. Teaching exp. preferred. Visit our website, www.southflorida.edu/hr for complete info. (863)784-7132. EA/EO OFFICE POSITION FULL TIME CLERK NEEDED Must be willing to travel. Cash handeling exp. a plus. Fax Resumes to 863-678-2170. END-USER SUPPORTANALYST (PT) Responsible for installing microcomputer software, and installing and maintaining computer hardware. Associates degree in Computer Science/Data Processing & min. of 2 yrs. computer-related exp. required. $13-$15/hr. Deadline: 5pm. 6/16/11. Visit www.southflorida.edu/hr for full requirements. (863)784-7132. EA/EO 2100Help WantedNOW HIRINGFor Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) for non-medical home health. You must have a state certification, and pass a criminal & driving record check. Submit your application on line: ck381.ersp.biz/employment EXPERIENCED MECHANICto work on farm equipment, diesel & gasoline engines, fabrication and electrical. Computer exp. to shop for parts, input inventory and research parts a must. Florida Drivers license required. DFWP. Call 863-465-2821 or apply 8am 11am & 1pm. 4pm. Monday Friday @ 109 Arron Dr., Lake Placid Fl. DENTAL ASSISTANT(FT) Certified & Bilingual (English / Spanish) a must. Please fax your resume to: (863) 386-0770 or email to: officemanager@dralbertruiz.com ASSOCIATE REPS SUMMER WORK GREAT PAY Immediate FT/PT openings, Customer sales/services, no exp. necessary. Conditions apply. All ages 17+. Call 863-658-4391 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentDOG, 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 day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us: 314-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements NOTICE Please be advised that the Sebring City Council will hold a workshop on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. The purpose of the workshop will be to discuss pension issues within the city fire and police departments. The workshop will be held in the City Council Chambers, 368 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL. Kathy Haley, CMC City Clerk HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING INVITATION TO BID The Board of County Commissioners, Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for: ITB 11-043 USED TANDEM AXLE SEMITRUCK Specifications may be obtained by downloading from our website: www.hcbcc.net or by contacting: Danielle Gilbert, CPPB, Highlands County Assistant Director General Services/Purchasing 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33875-5803 Phone: 863-402-6524 Fax: 863-402-6735; or E-Mail: dgilbert@hcbcc.orgSubmit (1) one original and (1) one copy of your bid form, bid security and other required data in a sealed envelope marked with the bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed bid submittal. Bids must be delivered to Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., THURSDAY; June 30, 2011 at which time they will be opened. Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service.One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at the above bid opening.Highlands County Local Preference Policy will apply to the award of this bid. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsive and responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of Highlands County. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mr. John A. Minor, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: Jminor@hcbcc.org. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners Purchasing Department Highlands County, Florida Website: www.hcbcc.net June 12, 19, 2011 1055HighlandsCounty Legals Classified ads get fast results WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 314-9876 Then shop till you drop! THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants. 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 situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lot 2, Block 145, KENILWORTH HEIGHTS, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 59, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida; LESS so much thereof as may lie within the road and road right of way of Kenilworth Boulevard.at public sale to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 21st day of June, 2011. 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. SIGNED this 27th day of May, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINEClerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk June 5, 12, 2011 ROYAL CARE 2X3 ROYAL CARE 2X4DUMMY 09 PAGE DESIGNERHIGHPOINT/ NORTHGATE FURNITURE 1X3


C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunSunday, June 12, 2011www.newssun.com WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, pg 3a, new Fla Hospital; 5.542"; 10.5"; Process color; Fla Hospital 3x10.5 color Wells new 6x10.5 color Associated PressLOS ANGELES NASAs next-generation rover to the surface of Mars, which is already overbudget and behind schedule, faces significant hurdles as it races to the launch pad for a November liftoff, an internal audit released Wednesday found. The space agency insisted the remaining work to be done will not result in yet another launch slip. At this point in time, we are fully on schedule, said Dave Lavery, the projects program executive at NASA headquarters. The mobile Mars Science Laboratory is intended to be the most sophisticated rover sent to the Martian surface. From the outset, the mission managed by NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory has been plagued by development woes that have put it behind schedule and driven up costs. The total cost of the mission has ballooned to $2.5 billion from $1.6 billion. NASAs inspector general faulted project managers for routinely underestimating costs and calculated that an extra $44 million to the development budget may be needed to avoid another delay or cancellation. The latest price tag may be insufficient to ensure timely completion of the project in light of the historical pattern of cost increases and the amount of work that remains to be completed, the report said. The size of a Mini Cooper and nicknamed Curiosity, the rover is a souped-up version of the golf cart-size twin rovers Spirit and Opportunity. Essentially a science laboratory on wheels, Curiosity carries a suite of tools to analyze Martian rocks and soil to determine whether environmental conditions were ever favorable to support primitive life. Curiosity was supposed to fly in 2009, but problems during construction forced NASAto push back launch by two years to 2011 when the orbits of Mars and Earth are again closely aligned. It will reach the Martian surface in August 2012. Engineers had to redesign the heat shield after it failed safety tests. There were delays in shipping instruments to NASA. It took longer than expected to build and test the gear boxes that enable the mega-rover to drive and flick its robotic wrist. Auditors found 1,200 reports of problems and failures that have not been resolved as of February. Since then, only about 1,000 issues remained. Though the number was a bit on the high side, it was not out of the character for such a complicated mission, Lavery said. While engineers have fixed most of the problems that delayed the launch, some key issues lingered, including potential contamination of rock and soil samples by the spacecrafts robotic arm. NASAhas since found a solution to minimize contamination, but auditors said they remained concerned that the fix would not be completed in time for Curiositys departure later this month from California to Florida to be prepped for launch. Another launch delay would increase costs by at least another $570 million, the report said. NASAhas maintained that Curiosity is no cookie-cutter rover and that unforeseen problems are to be expected when building such a complex machine. Unlike the previous Mars rovers that bounced to a landing cocooned in air bags, the nuclear-powered Curiosity will use a precision landing system. Audit: Mars mission faces hurdles before launch MCT Savannah McCoy tests a model of the Mars rover "Curiosity" at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory on March 10 in Pasadena, Calif.


C M Y K By TIMOTHYSAENZ Special to the News SunSEBRING Blistering heat this summer will keep people inside, standing in the breeze from their air conditioning vents, or outside, jumping over their lawn sprinklers or splashing in their pools or beaches. Not everyone will be intimidated by the waves of heat and humidity, however. Some of the toughest minded, most athletic kids will be kicking a black and white ball as they weave through a pattern of orange rubber cones. The Heartland Soccer Club gears up for the formation of its travel teams again. Coaches, kids, and parents will offer their blood, sweat, and tears to take their skills and their support to the next level of competition. Tryouts begin Tuesday, June 14, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Field D at the Highlands County MultiSports Complex. The complex can be found at Highlands Avenue and Sheriffs Tower Road in Sebring. It offers several soccer fields, softball fields, and a football field. This first set of tryouts will form a boys Under 17 team and a boys Under 15 team. However, any boy up to the age of 18 may come and try out, as an older team might be formed. Tryouts will continue on Thursday, June 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. and on Saturday, June 18, from 8 to 11 a.m., both at the Multi-Sports complex. Last year the growing Heartland Soccer Club fielded its most club teams ever: four boys teams of various ages, including three based in Sebring and one in Lake Placid. The Club hopes to match that this year, and after it composes the first two boys teams, it hopes to create one or two more younger boys teams and one or two older girls teams. The older boys and girls would play a summer schedule while the younger boys would play a fall/winter schedule. Coach Keith Bowyer heads up the call for boys, while veteran British Coach Paul Brown heads up the girls. Boys may call Bowyer at 273-3891. Brown is the Director of Coaching for the Heartland Soccer Club, and he brings his vast experience as a player and a coach to the pitch, experience that can raise a girls level of play from recreational to club and high school competitive. Brown can be reached at 381-0600 for details on what to do to join his girls practice squad. Bowyer, 42, enters his 13th year of coaching at By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING It ended in a familiar way for Pool Paradise, with a walk-off home run. In fact, it was a familiar theme throughout the season as the boys in blue powered their way to an 11-1 win over Firemen to claim the Dixie Ozone City Tournament title Thursday night at the Max Long Recreational Complex. Though it was the red-clad lads that got out to the early lead, with Alex Lopez taking one over the right field wall for a 1-0 lead. But the potent Pool offense quickly came right back. Trey Frazier ripped a shot off the left-field fence that was hit so hard and caromed so quickly, he was held to a single. Similarly, Seth Cannady then hit a towering fly ball toward that same part of the fence. With the breeze coming in from that direction, the question was whether it had enough to get out, or if it might be caught at the fence. The difference was split as the ball ricocheted off the top of the fence and back into the field of play for another long single. Josh Crouch followed with a more traditional single, scoring Frazier, before consecutive ground outs brought two more in for a 3-1 lead. After the jarring top of the first, Crouch settled in on the mound and cruised through the next two innings, striking out seven in his three innings overall. Paradise scratched for two runs in the second and then broke it open in the third. Frazier walked to get it started and Cannady singled before Jimmy Peck powered one through the wind and over the fence for a three-run homer. And as has happened numerous times during the season, that tater was followed by another as Crouch then knocked one out of the yard for a 9-1 lead. Jan Martinez soon singled home another run to inch the lead up to 10-1 before the Firemen got out of it. Frazier then took to the bump in relief and worked a scoreless top of the fourth before Cannady ended it with his walk-off, mammoth home run that carried well over the right-field wall to enact the mercy rule and give Pool Paradise itsfourth straight city championship. We 10-run ruled every team we played this year, head coach Dean Frazier said. Youd think when you keep winning like that, that the kids might lose focus. But these kids came out to play every day. They were never satisfied and they deserve a lot of credit for that. In their remarkable fouryear run, the Pool boys have posted a 64-2-1 overall record, with both losses and the tie coming to old archrival Coutures. And while the kids certainly deserve the credit, Frazier also noted the contributions and support from his assistant coaches and all the parents who have put in the time and effort. Our success wouldnt have been possible without everyone contributing, he SPORTS C SECTION News-Sun Sunday, June 12, 2011 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Pool Paradise completed its perfect season and took the Dixie Ozone City Tournament title Thursday with an 11-1 win over Firemen. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Publix stormed through Fridays Dixie Boys County Tournament title game with a 14-0 win over upset-minded JWB Logistics. Below: Matt Portis connects on this first-inning home run, going back-to-back with Garrison Dick, to set the tone for Fridays win. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING The setup couldnt have been any better, not that Publix needed any extra advantages. For it seems the stars have been aligned all along as they rolled to the Dixie Boys championship with a 14-0 win over JWB Logistics to complete an undefeated season. But for the sake of the setup, main rival GoinPostal had had to go with its top pitchers in Wednesdays contest with Publix. A4-3 loss, however, had the Postal boys moving into Thursdays semifinal match-up with JWB at less than full strength, with their top pitching now spent. That lead to the upset of a 12-2 Logistics win, avenging a 13-10 loss late in the regular season and sending the underdog to Fridays title game. Publix, meanwhile, had Thursday to rest and were at full strength heading in. JWB won the coin flip and elected to be the home team, but it was one of few bright spots they would enjoy this night. That showed early as, after Hunter Livingston reached on an infield single in the top of the first, Garrison Dick and Matt Portis went back-toback with home run blasts to stake Publix to a 3-0 lead. Portis then took the mound and set the side down in order, though Tracey Bently bounced back to work a scoreless top of the second as well to keep the margin manageable. But Portis followed with another one, two, three inning and lead off the top of the third with a single up the middle. J.C. Cobb came in to relieve Bently, but one out later, Alex Gomez was hit by a pitch. Cobb struck out the next batter, but Portis and Gomez would each come in to score Publix rolls to Dixie title Publix14JWB0 Pool Paradise11Firemen1 See PUBLIX, Page 3C Courtesy photo Heartland Soccer coach and Sebring boys varsity coach, Keith Bowyer. Pool Paradise Dixie Ozone champs See OZONE, Page 4C Soccer Club turns up heat with Summer teams See SOCCER, Page 3C


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.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 could attend but the age group is different than yours please call and special arrangements could be made. Individual private sessions for indoor and sand are available year-round. Call/Email to schedule today! June 2011 Sand:13-16 (4 days) MondayThursday, 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-Thursday, 8:30 -10:30 a.m. (Grades 9-12) $60 Indoor:11-14 (4 days) Monda yThursday, 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) MondayThursday Morning Session (Grades 5-8) 9:3011:30 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 for the first swimmer and $15 for each additional family member. Swimming lessons will also be available 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 Youth Soccer Camp for ages 6-14 on Monday, June 13, Wednesday June 15 and Friday, June 17. The cost $40 for members and $ 60 for non-members. Registration fee includes a camp Tshirt. Call 382-9622 for questions.Run 4 the StreaksSEBRING 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.Heartland SoccerSEBRING 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 5:307:30 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 381-0600. 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) Dallas 3, Miami 2 Miami 92, Dallas 84 Dallas 95, Miami 93 Miami 88, Dallas 86 Dallas 86, Miami 83 Thursday: Dallas 112, Miami 103 Sunday: 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 3, Boston 2 Vancouver 1, Boston 0 Vancouver 3, Boston 2, OT Boston 8, Vancouver 1 Boston 4, Vancouver 0 Friday: Vancouver 1, Boston 0 Monday, June 13: Vancouver at Boston, 8 p.m. x-Wednesday, June 15: Boston at Vancouver, 8 p.m.AMERICAN LEAGUEEAST WLPCTGB Boston3726.587 New York3427.5572 Tampa Bay3330.5244 Toronto3232.500512Baltimore3031.4926 Central Division WLPctGB Cleveland3427.557 Detroit3429.5401 Chicago3135.470512Kansas City2836.438712Minnesota2439.38111 West Division WLPctGB Texas3629.554 Seattle3331.516212Los Angeles3035.4626 Oakland2837.4318___Thursdays Games Kansas City 3, Toronto 2 Boston 8, N.Y. Yankees 3 Detroit 4, Seattle 1 Chicago White Sox 9, Oakland 4 Minnesota 5, Texas 4 Fridays Games N.Y. Yankees 11, Cleveland 7 Seattle 3, Detroit 2 Baltimore 7, Tampa Bay 0 Boston 5, Toronto 1 Oakland 7, Chicago White Sox 5 Texas 9, Minnesota 3 Kansas City 4, L.A. Angels 2 Saturdays Games Cleveland at N.Y. Yankees, late Boston at Toronto, late Texas at Minnesota, late Seattle at Detroit, late Tampa Bay at Baltimore, late Oakland at Chicago White Sox, late Kansas City at L.A. Angels, late Sundays Games Cleveland at N.Y. Yankees, 1:05 p.m. Seattle at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Boston at Toronto, 1:07 p.m. Tampa Bay at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m. Oakland at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. Texas at Minnesota, 2:10 p.m. Kansas City at L.A. Angels, 3:35 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEAST WLPCTGB Philadelphia3826.594 Atlanta3628.5632 Florida3230.5165 New York3132.492612Washington2836.43810 Central Division WLPctGB St. Louis3827.585 Milwaukee3628.563112Cincinnati3332.5085 Pittsburgh3032.484612Chicago2537.4031112Houston2440.3751312West Division WLPctGB San Francisco3628.563 Arizona3430.5312 Colorado3132.492412Los Angeles2936.446712San Diego2936.446712___ Thursdays Games Arizona 2, Pittsburgh 0 Chicago Cubs 4, Philadelphia 3, 11 innings Atlanta 3, Florida 2 St. Louis 9, Houston 2 N.Y. Mets 4, Milwaukee 1 Colorado 9, L.A. Dodgers 7 San Diego 7, Washington 3 Cincinnati 3, San Francisco 0 Fridays Games Philadelphia 7, Chicago Cubs 5 N.Y. Mets 8, Pittsburgh 1 Florida 6, Arizona 4 Atlanta 11, Houston 4 Milwaukee 8, St. Louis 0 Colorado 6, L.A. Dodgers 5 Washington 2, San Diego 1 San Francisco 3, Cincinnati 2 Saturdays Games Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia, late Cincinnati at San Francisco, late Atlanta at Houston, late N.Y. Mets at Pittsburgh, late Arizona at Florida, late St. Louis at Milwaukee, late L.A. Dodgers at Colorado, late Washington at San Diego, late Sundays Games Arizona at Florida, 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. Atlanta at Houston, 2:05 p.m. St. Louis at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers at Colorado, 3:10 p.m. Washington at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati at San Francisco, 8:05 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA New York527222113 Philadelphia633211510 Columbus436181415 D.C.444161620 Houston356151717 New England374131118 Toronto FC257131323 Chicago148111519 Sporting K.C.16471219WESTERN 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. ___ Thursdays Games Sporting Kansas City 0, Chicago 0, tie Fridays Games New York 2, New England 1 Saturdays Games Real Salt Lake at Philadelphia, late San Jose at D.C. United, late Chivas USA at Houston, late Colorado at Portland, late Toronto FC at Los Angeles, late Vancouver at Seattle FC, late Sundays Games Chicago at Columbus, 4 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at FC Dallas, 7 p.m.BASEBALLCOMMISSIONERS OFFICESuspended Oakland minor league RHP David Mota and Oakland minor league SS Wilfrido Sosa 25 games for violations of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. American League BOSTON RED SOXRecalled RHP Michael Bowden from Pawtucket (IL). Optioned C Luis Exposito to Pawtucket. KANSAS CITY ROYALSSelected contract of 3B Mike Moustakas from Omaha (PCL). Optioned INF Mike Aviles to Omaha. Designated RHP Kevin Pucetas for assignment. NEW YORK YANKEESSelected contract of RHP Kevin Whelan from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (IL). Optioned OF Chris Dickerson to Scranton/WilkesBarre. Transferred RHP Joba Chamberlain to 60-day DL. OAKLAND ATHLETICSSelected contract of RHP Graham Godfrey from Sacramento (PCL). Optioned LHP Bobby Cramer to Sacramento. Assigned 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff to Sacramento. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKSCalled up RHP Bryan Shaw from Reno (PCL). Optioned LHP Zach Kroenke to Reno. ATLANTA BRAVESPlaced OF Martin Prado on 15-day DL. Recalled INF Brandon Hicks from Gwinnett (IL). NEW YORK METSRecalled OF Lucas Duda from Buffalo (IL). Designated OF Nick Evans for assignment. PITTSBURGH PIRATESPlaced RHP Evan Meek on 15-day DL. Selected the contract of RHP Tim Wood from Indianapolis (IL). Transferred C Chris Snyder to 60-day DL. SAN DIEGO PADRESAgreed to terms with INF Cory Spangenberg, WASHINGTON NATIONALSSelected the contract of RHP Ryan Mattheus from Syracuse (IL). Placed RHP Cole Kimball on 15-day DL.COLLEGEAUBURNSigned football coach Gene Chizik to a contract through the 2015 season. SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD A UTO R ACING SUNDAY Noon NHRA Lucas Oil Series. . . . . . ESPN2 1 1 p.m. Grand Prix of Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOX 1 1 p.m. NHRA Get Screened America Series . 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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 12, 2011Page 3C By JACOB ADELMAN Associated PressLOS ANGELES The head of the sports and entertainment firm that wants to build an NFLstadium in downtown Los Angeles has been in talks with officials from five teams about the proposed venue, a company official said Friday. Anschutz Entertainment Group President and CEO Tim Leiweke has spoken with representatives from the Minnesota Vikings, San Diego Chargers, Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams and Jacksonville Jaguars, company spokesman Michael Roth told The Associated Press. Leiweke said all those teams are in the mix, but conceded, Were not packing any (moving) vans right now, according to the Orange County Register, which was first to report on the talks. The most recent discussion took place a week ago, said Leiweke, who didnt specify which team was involved. Leiweke also told the Register that AEG owner Philip Anschutz was prepared to acquire a majority stake in an NFLteam that would play at the proposed venue and that the company was willing to pay for a team to get out of its current lease. AEGs $1 billion plan for a 72,000-seat stadium on part of the citys convention center campus is one of two competing proposals that aim to bring pro football back to Los Angeles 15 years after the Rams and Raiders left the nations second-largest market within months of one another. Warehouse magnate Ed Roski has permits in place to build a separate 75,000-seat stadium about 15 miles east of Los Angeles, in the city of Industry, but has also not secured a team. Chargers spokesman Mark Fabiani told the APthat the team is in frequent contact with Leiweke concerning unrelated business, but that a move to Los Angeles has not been discussed. He stressed that Chargers owner Alex Spanos and his family were not interested in relinquishing a majority stake of the team. The family recently terminated an agreement with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to shop around a stake in the team they considered selling to reduce the 87-year-old Spanosestate tax liability upon his death, Fabiani said. So if AEG is seeking a majority stake in a team, it would probably be best for AEG to cross the Chargers off its wish list, he said. Raiders CEO Amy Trask said in a statement through spokesman John Herrera that the franchise would rema in with the family of owner Al Davis. The team is not for sale, Trask said. Herrera had no comment on whether a move would be contemplated if Davis retained ownership. Vikings spokesman Lester Bagley acknowledged that the franchise had been approached by AEG and Roskis group about the possibility of becoming a Southern California team, but said the franchise had no immediate interest in a move. He said the Vikings hoped state legislators would approve funding to subsidize a new stadium in the Twin Cities when they convene a special session to hash out a budget resolution. We believe were in a position to resolve our stadium issue in Minnesota this year, he said. Messages left with the Rams and Jaguars were not returned. NFLspokesman Brian McCarthy declined to comment on whether the league was aware of team discussions with AEG. Teams are permitted to talk to third parties, McCarthy said in a statement. when pitches got away. Eli White then drew a twoout walk and Dylan Frazier came through with a double to right center, bringing White in, for a 6-0 lead. Portis continued to roll on the hill, working a scoreless bottom of the frame and his team then kept adding on. With one out in the fourth, Dick walked, stole second and moved to third when a pitch got away. Portis then lofted a fly out deep enough to send Dick plateward and Alex Forde got the table set again with a double to right. It was Elijah Gavarettes turn to take the hill in relief at this point, but he was greeted with consecutive RBI doubles from Gomez and Dylan Norwood. White then singled home a run and the lead ballooned to 10-0. JWB finally looked to break through in the bottom of the fourth as Mike Ford drew a walk, Gavarette singled to right and Bently was hit by a pitch to load the bases with one out. But Portis held it together, reared back and struck out the next two batters to keep the Logistics squad off the board. Four more runs were added in the top of the fifth as Livingston got it started with a one-out double. With two out, Portis walked and Forde ripped to two-run double to left. Gomez then blooped a runscoring single and when Norwoods deep fly to right couldnt be handled, the final run of the night came in. With three outs to go, Gomez came on as the closer and retired the side in order to clinch the Dixie Boys County Tournament title and cap off the perfect season. This group of kids is just unbelievable, head coach Israel Gomez. I was fortunate enough to go through the season with them and they never lost a game. It was an excellent season. With the local season now complete, it is prep time for the All-stars. Districts comes up first in Lake Placid, but as the host team for the State Tournament, Sebrings squad has an automatic berth and wont take part in district action. Were going to give the kids a week off, Gomez said. Well get back together next Sunday and start practicing for state. Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Jordan Austin sets to field this grounder for an out Friday, though he and his game JWB teammates saw their miraculous tournament run come to an end in the Dixie Boys County title game. Publix completes perfect season the recreational, club, and high school levels. He is the head coach of the Sebring High boys varsity team, and he has been one of the driving forces in the growth of Highlands County soccer. He will take the reins for the boys U17 team again, and he takes his soccer seriously. He knows what must be done to make not only his high school team, but area soccer players, raise their caliber of play. It boils down to yearround commitment. The days of highly competitive, multi-sport athletes are ending, Bowyer observes. Soccer, volleyball, softball, baseball, golf these are sports that if the person is not playing competitively year round, he or she is not going to the next level. So both he and the directors of the Heartland Soccer Club are calling out to all players, all soccer lovers, to turn out for the tryouts this week. The windfall would be immense for the community and for the countys three high schools at Avon Park, Sebring and Lake Placid. We have to compete against some very tough schools [and clubs], Bowyer says. Were competing against the West Coast, Orlando, Lakeland, and the rest of Polk County. They dont take any prisoners. The push to improve Highlands County Soccer extends beyond the players to include coaches and referees. Three seasons ago, Highlands County had only three high school referees and almost no United States Soccer Federation referees. High school games teetered on the brink of cancellation until a new crop of referees sprung up to answer the call. There are now at least eight certified high school soccer referees and four USSF certified referees and the number is growing. The push to develop topnotch coaches who learn and know the game, and who bring good character to the table, looms even more important. Heartland Soccer Club Vice President Britt Hay has made coaching development her priority, even taking the basic F License course herself as an encouragement to others. But Hay went further. She engineered a coaching clinic the club hosted May 15 and which featured a national coaching instructor. The event drew more than 35 coaches of all age levels from across the state, including several local high school and club coaches. The clinic was a huge success. The coaches get better, the players get better, the referees get better. They all continue to grow, and that means Highlands County becomes a hotbed for soccer. Most soccer enthusiasts would acknowledge a huge debt to the Highlands County YMCA. It is the YMCAthat has been offering recreational soccer play twice a year for years. Many of todays top local high school players cut their teeth in the YMCAs soccer leagues. Its where Bowyer, who had no prior soccer experience, got his start as a coach. My last name got me started. When I signed up [my son] Josh for soccer at the Y, mine was the first name they called for help coaching, and I said, Yeah.I went to the library, pulled out a book and a couple of videos. And now Ive got my own library, Bowyer chuckled. He also cites Paul Brown as the force behind much of the communitys soccer growth. Paul deserves huge credit, Bowyer said. The club is starting to grow and blossom because of him. Now we can be more inclusive of the whole county. That allows us to bring all three schools up in quality. Indeed, a glance at the high school teams reflects much of that inclusiveness. One can see Highlands County white and black teammates who grew up participating in the YMCA leagues playing seamlessly with Mexican and other Hispanic athletes who played in ethnic leagues or in their homelands. Only one piece of the puzzle remains: sponsorship at the higher levels. Understandably, some Americans still find it hard to embrace soccer. They feel it intrudes on their love and support of the traditional American sports. Soccer is from somewhere else, like the Metric system, which has invaded American classrooms and beverage containers with the subtlety of a deadly virus. Soccer differs because of the passions it promotes. Several World Cup appearances by the American mens and womens teams, a heated rivalry between the U.S. and Mexico, the growth of Major League Soccer, the proliferation of attention to the English Premiership, the Spanish La Liga, and the UEFAChampions Cup, have all kindled a deeper, more abiding interest in soccer. Companies or individuals that want to sponsor teams or players may call Brown at 381-0600 or Bowyer at 273-3891. Continued from 1B Courtesy photo Increasing numbers of Highlands County youth want the opportunity to play higher level soccer. Soccer building up in Heartland YMCA; 3.639"; 5"; Black; 06/12/11, sports LA stadium planner: talks held with 5 NFL teams Associated PressMIAMI LeBron James came to Miami last summer for the chance to be a champion. He arrived back here Friday just hoping to be a survivor. The Dallas Mavericks have a 3-2 lead in the NBAfinals and can win their first championship tonight. Less than a year after the Heats free agent victory celebration, the real party might belong to Dirk Nowitzki. But the Heat, despite consecutive losses that have renewed criticism of their execution and Jamesability in the clutch, insist they can still win the first of multiple titles James boasted of upon his arrival in South Florida. I guess they have momentum in the sense they came home and won two games. But each game is its own, Dwyane Wade said Thursday night. Were going to come out every game has been pretty much a possession here, a possession there. Either team can come in and say they can be up different than what they are. Well be coming to the game understanding its a possession game in Game 6, doing whatever it takes to win the ballgame. So were confident. So are the Mavericks, who hung in for four games until their offense finally started clicking the way they believed it would. They get two chances to close out the Heat, but stress the importance of doing it on the first try. Game 6 is Game 7 for us, guard Jason Terry said. We want to play like theres no tomorrow. If we do that, I have no doubt in my mind we can be successful. We must come out aggressively. Wrapping it up on Miamis floor would be the sweetest revenge for Nowitzki and Terry, who launched the Mavsfinal shot that Wade rebounded and fired in the air as the clock expired on Miamis Game 6 victory in Dallas in the 2006 finals. That remained the Heats biggest moment until last July, when James and Chris Bosh agreed to join Wade in Miami. The Heat threw a victory bash, with their three superstars posing and dancing on stage while drawing some ridicule around the league. Theres no dancing now. Heat hope to force Mavs to Game 7 YMCA 2x5


C M Y K Page 4CNews-SunSunday, June 12, 2011www.newssun.com DUMMY 09; 11.25"; 7"; Black plus one; spot green, golf pg dummy DUMMY 09; 11.25"; 7"; Black plus one; spot green, golf pg dummy News-Sun photos by DANHOEHNE Above left: Jimmy Peck socked this one out of the yard, one of three home runs that Pool Paradise hit in Thursdays win. Above right: Seth Cannady is happily greeted at home plate after his game-winning home run ended Thursdays title clincher. Center: Alex Lopez actually got things started with a home run in the top of the first to stake the Firemen to a 1-0 lead. said. With the season now complete, Fraziers attention now turns to the Dixie Ozone AllStar squad and getting ready for the District tournament in Sebring and the State tournament to be hosted by Avon Park. Considering the bulk of the squad were members of last years Dixie World Series championship team, the expectations are understandably high. We have the talent and maturity of going through it last year to make some noise, Frazier said. It will be tough because we kind of went through last year as the underdog and now were the target that everyone will be aiming for. Continued from1B Ozone season done, All-Stars up next Now were the target everyone will be aiming for DEANFRAZIER Ozone All-Star Coach Associated PressDES MOINES, Iowa Florida States Ngonidzashe (En-go-DEE-shah) Makusha broke the national collegiate record in the 100 meters Friday in the NCAAOutdoor championships, winning in 9.89 seconds. Makusha broke the mark of 9.90 set by Ato Boldon of UCLAin 1996. Teammate Maurice Mitchell was third as the Seminoles picked up 16 quick points for the team title chase. It was the second dominant performance of the meet for Makusha, who won the long jump in 27 feet, 6 3/4 inchess. Makusha joined Michigans DeHart Hubbard (1925), Ohio States Jesse Owens (1935-36) and Houstons Carl Lewis (1981) as the only athletes to sweep the 100 and long jump. FSUs Makusha breaks college 100meter record Miller's AC; 9.347"; 6"; Process color; NEWS-SUN MillersAC 4x6 color Do you have something to buy,sell or trade? News-Sun classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 to place your ad.


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 12, 2011Page 5C LAMPE & KEIFFER; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, senior scene 06/12/11 Lampe & Kiefer 6x10.5 process SENIORLIVING Almost missed it. I was having my morning coffee when it struck me that today was a special day. The Young Eagles program is one of my special events as these kids are the aviation of tomorrow. Today was special in that along with the flying, there was a real good breakfast being served at a very low price. Five bucks for bacon or sausage, eggs, pancakes and a fruit drink and coffee. All of it was very tasty and is on my agenda for next month. I understand that they have these breakfasts every month so if you like good food cheap, this is the answer. Besides the proceeds go into the Young Eagles program. The fact that the meal is served in one of the hangars at Sebring Municipal Airport and there is a continual going and coming of planes makes it an enjoyable occasion. We, my wife Grace accompanies me on these trips. We had the distinct pleasure to meet up with a sky-diving couple from Clewiston who were delightful company for the time we spent roaming the hangar and tarmac. Got to meet some of the folks I hadnt seen since the last little Eagles affair. It is gratifying to see the interest that some of these kids are showing in the art of flying. Now if only something happens to bring the cost of getting into the air down to a price where we common folks can afford it, these kids may turn out to be the aviation of the future. The volunteers of the E.A.A. chapter here in Sebring are doing a wonderful job of bringing flying to these kids. The local chapter meets the third Tuesday of each month in the conference room of Sebring Airport. Come on in and join the move to rejuvenate general aviation. Young Eagles benefit from fly-in breakfast By JIM HOCH Special to the News-SunPure and simply, a class act. Herb Doggette Jr. exudes class, has distinguished himself in every aspect of his life, contributes mightily to his community and society, builds teams, and makes those around him just feel better about life. Herb is a gentlemens gentleman. Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., he is the youngest of four sons in his family, and he has a baby sister. His father and namesake worked hard as a longshoreman on the docks of New York City. His father often hung out with his workmates on the weekend, thus leaving Herbs mother to handle most of the household duties and keep the kids in check. Herb says, Mom was up to the task. Believe me, she knew how to use a switch if the kids got one step out of line. I did not like the switch, so I conformed to moms dictates. Those motherly instructions included assignments of various chores around the house, looking after the siblings, respecting her and Pop, and (very high on her proper raising of the children) attending church every week without fail. Dad did take me fishing, played softball with us boys, arranged some family gatherings on Coney Island, where he usually got us Nathans Famous Hot Dogs. There were lots of neighborhood kids too, so we would play stickball, softball, ride bikes, and trade baseball cards. We all loved baseball, so we went to Dodger games at Ebbets Field almost each summer. He and his brothers and sister found ways to make money, too. They made wagons. Then would carry groceries, or ice, in hopes of getting pocket change. They made shoe boxes, and shined shoes on Sundays for other churchgoers. With their earnings they could go to the movies, more ball games, and have treats at Coney Island. Herb found schoolwork much easier than his peers. He excelled in the classroom so much that he was advanced (allowed to skip a grade) twice in his elementary and junior high years. He was always an honor student. You must be getting the picture? Here is a young man who was wellmannered, had developed a strong work ethic, very bright, and committed to his church. After high school, Herb enrolled in a Seventh-day Adventist affiliated college in Huntsville, Ala. He went to Oakwood College for two years. It was a great experience. Students attended there from nearly every U.S. state, and from around the world. College was interrupted when Herb received his draft notice in summer 1954. He served two years active duty, and two years in the active Herb Doggett is a good guy Doggett Woodys Wisdom Woody Jackson Courtesy photo Several turn out for the Young Eagles fly-in breakfast held at the Sebring Municipal Airport. Its April and fast becoming May and now it is almost the end of May and no June column yet. No inspiration. Maybe its the perspiration from the intense heat of this early summer heat that causes me to feel so languid. What to write? Ah inspiration! inspiration perspiration inspiration? Is there a poem there? No! No! But the very thought of inspiration sent me to my inspiration file where I keep insipient ideas for a column and all my howto notes (how to crochet cook a fast meal how to order a mattress how to take a test {this would be a good public service article}but I digress) and found this one: How to write good. So for all you wannabe writers here are a few tips from my notes (courtesy of the Huntington Pennysaver 1967 ... with a few asides from me.) 1. Avoid alliteration. Always. 2. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with. 3. Avoid clichs like the plague. Theyre old hat. 4. Employ the vernacular. 5. Eschew ampersands & abbreviations, etc. 6. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant are unnecessary.) Who says? Anyone reading my columns knows otherwise! (I use them all the time!) 7. It is wrong to ever split an infinitive. 8. Contractions arent necessary. 9. Foreign words and phrases are not apropos. 10. One should never generalize. 11. Eliminate quotations. As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said: I hate quotations. Tell me what you know. (He said other lots more interesting things.) 12. Comparisons are as bad as How to do ... just about anything Pearls Pearls Pearl Carter See GOOD, page 7C See HOW, page 7C


C M Y K Page 6CNews-SunSunday, June 12, 2011www.newssun.com DUMMY 09; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy CHATHAM POINTE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 6/12/11 chatham pointe 3x10.5 Dummy/church page 3x7 SENIORLIVING Bubba WhiddenMy real love for becoming a cowboy was in the middle 1950s when Duck Smith (Wauchula) and I were in high school together. Duck played his guitar and sang in front of every class. When we were in the 10th grade, we formed a string band. Later on, Senator Doyle E. Carlton Jr. let Duck and I work for him in the summer. Mr. Doyle had one of the largest ranches in Hardee County. In 1964, after my tour in the Army, I went to Immokalee, Fla. I worked three years for the Red Cattle Company, two years for Immokalee Ranch and worked for different smaller ranches on the weekends. Back then, there was a lot of roping and re-riding pastures, which is unheard of today. I have ridden with some of the best cowboys and cowmen in the country, just to name a few: Bobby Roberts, Red Cattle Co.; Gene Carter, Immokalee Ranch; Tommy Guy, Red Cattle Ranch; Gene Tomlinson and Keith Bass, Okeechobee; Delmer Rimes, Immokalee; and Duck Smith, friend and mentor, Bar Crescent S Ranch, Wauchula. My love for horses and cattle came from my grandmothers side of the family, Ona Whidden Platt. She was born in 1881 in the old fort at Fort Olga, then Hendry County. Her father and mother, Cisero and Florida Platt, left Lake Port on the west side of Lake Okeechobee in 1881 to find higher and safer ground. Since Lake Okeechobee at that time was unpredictable, they followed the Caloosahatchee River. At 2 a.m., they pulled into Fort Olga, where my grandmother Ona was born. They later moved up to Pine Level, west of Arcadia, where he had acquired a larger portion of land. He ran cattle from the late 1800s until 1925 and owned most of the property in Ona; he also owned the only bank. My grandfather named the little settlement after his daughter, Ona, who was 14 years old at the time; in 2005, the Post Office was dedicated in her name. When I grew up, my father, Griffin Whidden, had approximately 20to 40-head of cattle, just enough to get a taste of that way of life. Any knowledge I have acquired working with horses and the ranchers, I will pass down to my sons. In 1968, I got tired of a wet saddle and wet boots all day, week after week. The Collier County Sheriffs Department in Immokalee asked me if I needed a job that nobody wanted. I took the job as a deputy for a few years. Today, due to up and down cattle prices, higher expenses, and taxes to operate a ranch, a lot of Florida ranchers are selling out to large corporations for millions of dollars, which would take a lifetime to make in cattle. I fear that most of the new generation of ranchers will sell out, rather than fight the stress. It is a way of life, slowly disappearing. Lance Bubba WhiddenHendry County Sheriff Stephen WhiddenI was in my early teens when I first starting working with quarter horses. My dad raised and ran quarter horses on parimutuel race tracks for 25 years. He also bought some quarter horses and I broke most of them. One time, a horse threw me running about 30 mph. The only thing that saved me was I was young and a wrestler in high school. After that mishap, my dad hired more experienced people to break horses. When school was out in the summer, I helped Uncle Wayne Raulerson work cows. I guess I got my love for horses and cows from both sides of the family, the Whiddens and Raulersons. Right now, as Hendry County sheriff, the job requires 25 hours a day, seven days a week, but I hope one day to have my own property and cows. Stephen Whidden Preface of upcoming new book: The Legacy of the Florida Pioneer "Cow Hunters" In Their Own Words by Nancy Dale. For inscribed other books visit www.nancydalephd.com or call 214-8351. Fifth and sixth generation cattlemen Wild Florida Nancy Dale By ESTHER HARRIS Special to the News-SunQuestion: How long does it take to complete the online application for retirement benefits? Answer: It can take as little as 15 minutes to complete the online application. In most cases, once your application has been submitted electronically, youre done. There are no forms to sign and usually no documentation to mail in. Social Security will process your application and contact you if any additional information is needed. Theres no need to drive to a local Social Security office or wait for an appointment with a Social Security representative. To retire online, go to www.socialsecurity.gov. Question: Can a husband who doesnt have enough work to qualify for Social Security benefits or Medicare qualify for benefits on his wifes Social Security record? Answer: This answer applies to wives as well as husbands even if your spouse has never worked under Social Security, your spouse at full retirement age can receive a benefit equal to one-half of your full retirement amount. This assumes you were married at least 12 years (or 10 years if you were divorced) and that he did not pay into a government pension plan that offsets Social Security. If he receives a pension from Federal, State or local government based on work where he did not pay Social Security taxes, any benefits he receives may be offset. Spouses cannot receive benefits on your record until you begin receiving retirement benefits. You can learn more by reading our online publication, Retirement Benefits, at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10035.html. Question: If you are diagnosed with a second serious disability and you currently receive Social Security disability benefits, can your monthly benefit amount increase? Answer: No. Your Social Security disability benefit amount is based on the amount of your lifetime earnings before your disability began and not the number, degree, or severity of your disability. For more information, go to www.socialsecurity.gov/dibplan/dapproval2.htm. Question: Is there a time limit on how long you can collect Social Security disability benefits? Answer: Your disability benefits will continue as long as your medical condition has not improved and you remain unable to work. Your case will be reviewed at regular intervals to make sure you still are disabled. If you still are receiving disability benefits when you reach full retirement age, we will automatically convert them to retirement benefits. See www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10153.html#6 for more information on disability. Question: If someone receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits enters a nursing home, how does this affect the SSI benefits? Answer: Moving to a nursing home can affect your SSI benefits but it depends on the type of facility. In some cases, the SSI payment may be reduced or stopped. Whenever you enter or leave a nursing home, assisted living facility, hospital, skilled nursing facility, or any other kind of institution, it is important that you tell Social Security. Call Social Securitys tollfree number, 1-800-772-1213 (TTY1-800325-0778). We can answer specific questions and provide free interpreter services from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. We also provide information by automated phone service 24 hours a day. Question: I receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. How do I notify Social Security that I have changed my address? Answer: Social Security needs your correct mailing address to send you notices and other correspondence about your benefits even if you receive your benefits by direct deposit. An SSI recipient must report any change in living arrangements or change of address by calling our toll-free number, 1800-772-1213, or by visiting a local office. If you do not, you could end up receiving an incorrect payment and have to pay it back. Little time needed to apply for retirement benefits Baby boomers continuing to work longer in life before retiring might notice a decrease in income and the reason for that decrease could be caused by one of the five senses. Untreated hearing loss can decrease a person's income by as much as $30,000 a year, according to a survey conducted by the Better Hearing Institute. Hearing is critical to effective communication in the workforce. The ability to hear and listen well enables employees to be more productive and understand the work that has been assigned. Poor communication can result in unhappy customers, missed deadlines, poor morale among co-workers and mistakes on the job. Effective hearing may also be critical to ensure safety on the job. Yet many boomers and people approaching boomer age have difficulty admitting hearing loss. Signs you may be suffering from hearing loss include: Having others in the room complain about the volume of the radio or television. Requesting people repeat their words on a frequent basis. Missing out on group conversations. Not only can hearing loss affect an individual, but the individual's lower income or unemployment status also can affect the national economy. There are more than 34 million Americans with hearing loss, and the estimated loss of income is $176 billion for those with hearing loss who are underemployed or unemployed. That cost to society is as high as $26 billion in unrealized federal taxes. People are losing their hearing earlier and staying in the workforce longer, says Sergei Kochkin, executive director of the Better Hearing Institute. In todays tough job market, hearing your best is essential for career success. Is your income affected by your ability to hear?


C M Y K reserves as a combat aid specialist, most of the active duty time at Walter Reed Army Hospital in D.C. in a medical research team (an assignment for which he had volunteered). Then, in 1957, back to Oakwood, where the dashing Herb spotted a beautiful gal from California. He tells us, From that first time I saw Betty walking across the campus, I was struck.I made my move immediately. Reciprocity, though, was not so immediate. Betty had to be convinced that my credentials were superior to her other suitors. I knew she was right for me, so I kept my focus. Betty was an astute young lady. Within a few months she succumbed to the obvious. We were sweethearts the rest of the school year. What had love wrought? After that year, Betty went back to Los Angeles, and Herb returned to Brooklyn. He decided that he had better head west to keep the fire stoked, so to speak. He left for California, looked for work, and was very attentive to Betty. They married the next year. Herb enrolled in night school so that he could find a daytime job. He was willing to work hard, but had no particular career expertise, no degree, and not much time to waste. Betty prayed that Herb would land a job that had long-term opportunity and upward mobility. Not sure her prayer had been answered (at the time), Herb signed on with the Social Security Administration (SSA) office in Huntington Park, Calif. as a mail and supply clerk. He distinguished himself at work. Bosses took notice, and he received promotions. Some promotions came so fast that they violated the SSAs promotion policy of only a single promotion per year. In order to give him a second promotion in one year, a special exception to the policy was arranged. It happened again later in his career when he received a nomination for the Commissioners Citation, which is the highest award an SSAemployee can receive. Policy, however, stated that no employee should be so commended more frequently than every 15 years. It had been only seven years since Herbs last Commissioners Citation, but Herb Doggette was so exemplary that his exception to policy was sped through the process. By the mid-1960s, Herb was called to SSAheadquarters in Baltimore with yet another promotion. In 1968 he was selected to the Congressional Fellowship Program, serving for one year on the staffs of Congressman Brock Adams and later Senator Joseph Tydings. Herb was still eager to get his degree, and went to University of Maryland night classes. He got the bachelors degree in Business Administration in 1974, and then on to night classes at George Washington University where he got his Masters degree in public administration in 1978. At SSA, Herb was known to demand as much of himself as he ever did one of his subordinates. He was a team player. He built solid teams and had their backs. He was no pushover, but his own career reminded him constantly of the striving/working/reward mechanism. He bestowed it similarly as he advanced the ranks. His SSA career was culminated by his appointment as the Deputy Commissioner of Operations. He served his final seven years in that capacity as the second in command of the entire SSA. He had responsibility for nearly 1,400 SSA offices, and 65,000 SSA employees, and the handling of a $2 billion administrative budget.. And Betty? Doing just fine, thank you. Betty spent their first 13 years of marriage staying at home with their three children, the first two being daughters, then a son. Always inclined to music, Betty had taken private lessons in piano, guitar, and violin. Eventually, Betty was the one giving piano lessons. Each of the children understood the value of higher education, too. They all received Masters degrees. The younger daughter, Carol, had juvenile diabetes, but she was able to get her degrees, form her own company, and become an award-winning chef. Carol passed away in 2006 after her body just could not cope with the various diseases prompted by her diabetes. Michelle is a career counselor at the University of Maryland, and has three children. David has an information technology company, and has two children. When the kids were old enough to permit it, Betty went back to college and got an associates degree, and certification as an optometric technician. For three years Betty was a partner in an optometry practice in the Baltimore area. During this time she continued her studies, getting both a bachelors and masters degrees. She spent 23 years teaching business, management, music, and education courses at Howard Community College. Herb retired from SSAin 1990. Betty retired in 2000. Well, Herb is not really the retiring type. He wanted another degree, his Doctorate. As he prepared to do his dissertation for a Policy Sciences PhD, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Dealing with that consumed Herb the next two years, so the PhD went on hold. He did have surgery, and has now been cancer-free for more than 16 years. He says, Those two years took some toll on me for sure. I was not able to muster the enthusiasm for research, writing, and defending that goes along with the dissertation. I consider myself now as having the ABD(all, but dissertation) degree. Now in 1993, Herb earns another degree. Andrews University, in Michigan, awarded Herb an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree for his years of hallmarks in the federal government, his participation in the Seventh-day Adventist church, his contributions to his community, dedication, excellence, and service. Until 2004, when they moved to Tanglewood, Herb taught classes at Howard Community College and the University of Maryland. He was active in public speaking and seminars in public policy and social insurance matters. He began a private firm consulting with business owners on how to navigate the federal bureaucracy with intended results. Betty and Herb love traveling. They have more than 25 cruises in the books. They are eager to take their next cruise on the huge new Allure of the Seas. They take various other resort and road trips, and visit family. When in Tanglewood, Herb is an accomplished tennis player, and is past chair of the tennis club. Now, he is chair of the Tanglewood Photo Directory committee. Betty is in Red Hats, loves to water aerobics, and has volunteered regularly for seven years at Florida Hospital. They have assisted Habitat for Humanity in their local home building program. They enjoy the arts like Tanglewoods shows, South Florida Community College and Little Theatre presentations. They are grounded in their faith. They are very active in their local congregation at Ridge (Area) Seventh-day Adventist Church in Avon Park. Betty is choir director. She serves the decorations and womens ministries committees as chair and co-chair. She teaches Bible classes. Herb is an elder, and serves on the finance committee. No small task since the church has recently completed the construction of a new $1 million house of worship. I hope the next five years brings Betty and me continued good health, and opportunities to be blessings to others. It is very apparent that Herb and Betty are every bit the sweethearts today that they were back on the Oakwood campus 52 years ago. They are soulmates who are so connected that it would be a surprise to learn if either of them were to have a thought that the other had not already anticipated. Does Herb have a hero? Sure. My biblical hero is Daniel. He was steadfast, a Christian statesman and manager with lots of integrity. Betty and I are strong believers in prayer. Additionally, I try to adhere to these tenets: 1. Be kind and courteous to everyone; 2. Be thankful for what you have; 3. Be generous with you time, your talents, and your possessions; 4. Strive to be consistent, dependable, and conscientious. One of my guiding career principles was, Lead, follow, or get out of the way. If you know Herb, consider yourself very fortunate. If you dont know him, look him up you will be better for it. And, if your thirst for all things Herb, is not yet satiated, just google his name. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 12, 2011Page 7C E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; 06/12/11 p/u DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 06/12/11 SEBRING PAIN MANAGMENT; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 6/12,26 EOKoch Construction 3x4 Dr. Rotman 3x10.5 Sebring Pain Mgmnt 2x4 Good guy has quite a legacy Continued from page 5C Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun Search for The News-Sun and clichs. 13. Dont be redundant; dont use more words than necessary; its highly superfluous. 14. Profanity sucks. 15. Be more or less specific. 16. Understatement is always best. 17. Exaggeration is a billion times worse than understatement. 18. One-word sentences? Eliminate. (Dont! They are very effective!) 19. Analogies in writing are like feathers on a snake. 20. The passive voice is to be avoided. 21. Go around the barn at high noon to avoid colloquialisms. 22. Even if a mixed metaphor sings it should be derailed. 23. Who needs rhetorical questions? Now if you look carefully beneath the funny of these rules. They are good rules for writing. For example 14. Profanity sucks. When writing for the News-Sun audience profanity is very inappropriate. The target audience is not the Village Voice. The reason advice given this way more readily sticks in your mind is because most negative happenings do seem to be retained more readily then happy or less usual occurrences. For example: Fellow takes a girl to the prom; brings flowers and candy for her mother; takes her to Chateau Elan for dinner afterwards. When he brings her home he leans in to kiss her goodnight and accidentally steps on he r toe. Years later at a reunion someone asks her about him and she says, You mean that clumsy lug that stepped on my toe and almost broke it! Ah, the power of the negative. But I must not end on a negative. That comes in as item No. 176 on How To Write Good list! Oh yeah and No. 177 is never use exclamation points!!! Never!!! Pearls note: Public service column soon. How to take a test! Pearl Carter is writer, poet and a Lake Placid resident. E-mail her at timely87@comcast.net. How to write with funny rules Continued from page 5C The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN


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C M Y K Page 2DNews-SunSunday, June 12, 2011www.newssun.com DearAbby: No one in my family will tell my grandmother the reason they dont call her is she talks too much. None of us is retired like she is, and our evenings are chaotic enough without a two-hour conversation with her. Relatives ask me to relay messages on their behalf so they wont have to call her. Shes always crying and telling me Im the only one who is good to her. Id feel guilty if I had to tell Grandma the truth but I, as well as the rest of the family, have had enough of her long, guiltinducing talks and trips down memory lane from 1940. How can I get the point across without devastating her sensitive nature? Captive Audience in Florida DearCaptive Audience: The next time your grandmother tells you youre the only one who is good to her, you need to tell her shed have better luck with the other relatives if she limited the length of her phone calls to them. Encourage her to find other interests so she isnt as lonely and dependent as she appears to be. To do so isnt cruel; youll be doing her a favor because whats driving people away is her neediness. I dont know what your grandmother retired from, but she should have retired TO something more than her telephone. Unless she lives in the wilderness, she should be encouraged to get out and volunteer. DearAbby: I received a wedding invitation from my step-cousin. She has been part of the family since we were kids. We have always had a friendly relationship. My problem is, my last name is misspelled on the invitation. Im married, so I no longer use the family name. Id like to correct her for future reference (and so the place card is correct at the wedding reception), but I dont want to hurt anyones feelings. Whats the proper thing to do in this situation? Drop The EPlease, in Pittsburgh DearDrop: Whoever addressed your invitation may have been in a hurry, or your married name may have been incorrectly entered into a database. Because you are friendly with your step-cousin, call her and remind her about the proper spelling of your married name. Wouldnt you want to know? I would. DearAbby: When I was in fourth grade, I was a bully. I remember one girl, Margaret, whose life I made particularly miserable with verbal and physical abuse. Every time I did it, I immediately felt guilty because I saw how devastated and unhappy she was. I knew her pain because I had a rotten home life. I grew up to be a responsible citizen and loving mother, but as I approach 80, I still wish I could tell Margaret how sorry I am. How do I resolve this? Former Bully in Albuquerque DearFormerBully: Because you know Margarets age and place of birth, try Googling her. If you find her, offer the apology. However, if she is deceased, youll have to work on forgiving yourself. Today, many schools have programs that discourage or prevent bullying. Its sad for you and Margaret that there was no one to reach out to who could have made things better for both of you. Had there been, it might have made both your childhoods more pleasant. 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. For an excellent guide to becoming a better conversationalist and a more sociable person, order How to Be Popular. Send a business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Popularity Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447. (Postage is included in the price.) I opened the door and positioned myself to get out of the car. There was nothing unusual in that. It was a routine done without thought from day to day. And, yet, I was falling. I felt myself going down and crying out, Lord, help, Im fallingbut why? For the life of me, I couldnt figure out why this simple, normal action was having me land hands first on the ground while my leg muscles struggled to stay upright.It all seemed like slow motion and yet happened so quickly. At last I hit with a thud and my husband Ken came running around the car to see what had happened. I dont know, I moaned. And, then I saw the reason. Poking out alongside the passenger seat was a large umbrella. Usually, the thick wooden handle is facing forward. But, for some reason, it had been placed in the car in the opposite direction. My sneaker lace had caught on the long umbrella point and held me captive till I fell to the ground. I would pay for that with sore hands and leg for some time. The resistance was natural and the consequences sure. I didnt think to check and see if that umbrella had been turned around. I just expected things to be fine as usual. So, too, in life. I think we can get caught unaware easily in the everyday occurrences of life. We become accustomed to our routines, our duties and expectations failing to consider if something may have changed. Perhaps, the Lord has been trying to get our attention and we are so engrossed in the usual that we miss his still small voice. Thats when we may suddenly find ourselves falling and not know why. Quite often, it is in the habitual things that we can become complacent and miss warning signs. Or, worse yet, we may become proud. Feeling like we have it all together, we ignore how were patting ourselves on the back. Therefore, we forget to give God the glory and be open to how he might choose to initiate change. God has given us a road map and many examples in Scripture for our protection, abundant life and his glory. That is why he reminds us again in 1 Corinthians 10:12, NKJV, with these words, Therefore let him who thinks he stands take heed lest he fall. Lets be alert before our hands hit the ground and our muscles cry out in protest. Selah. COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; 6/5/11 FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 6/10/11 p/u DR. LEE, IKE; 1.736"; 3"; Black; 6/12/11 DIVERSIONS WIDE-EYEDBy PAULHUNSBERGER ACROSS 1 Builder of paper houses 5 [Yawn] 10 Avenue before the Income Tax square, in Monopoly 16 Bath bathrooms 19 Guitarist's effect 20 Where the puck stops ... and starts 21 Iberian wine city 22 Prosciutto, e.g. 23 Sale at the helicopter dealer? 26 Poet's "before" 27 Press-on cosmetic 28 It's nothing in Normandy 29 Down Under dog 30 Greek "H" 31 Ticker tape, briefly? 33 White team 35 "La Vie en Rose" singer 37 Air purifying gadget 39 Breakfast table expos? 44 Pastoral poems 45 Animated explorer 46 Cause for a shootout 47 Smoky places 49 Some green rolls 50 Buzz together 52 Weak, as an excuse 55 Make swell 57 Green lights 60 Bittersweet title for a waterskier's memoirs? 64 "Twin Peaks" Emmy nominee Sherilyn 65 Play kickoff 68 Beats by a nose 69 Loc. __ 70 Cruising 71 Hawaiian priests 73 2000s leadership nickname 75 Requiring slower driving 77 Smooth 78 Some like it hot 80 Money 82 Mosey 83 Salacious 84 Lacking lingerie? 87 "Take me __ am" 88 Kodak prefix 89 Get a whiff of this 90 Actors without lines 94 Civil Rights Memorial architect 96 The Concert for Bangladesh instrument 99 Antique auto 101 Color on a Florida Marlins uniform 102 Spy 104 Sweater under the tree? 108 Got free, in a way 111 Nutmeg spice 112 Trans-Canada Hwy. rate 113 Conducted 114 '80s sitcom puppet 115 Avoid a reception 118 Staked shelter 120 "Don't play" symbol 122 Dandy guy? 123 Charge against an illegal fly-fishing conspirator? 128 Reproductive cells 129 Tout de suite 130 Psychology __ 131 Le Havre lady friend 132 Cartoon Chihuahua 133 Emphatic acceptance 134 Hitches 135 Get loud DOWN 1 Dot-com start-up? 2 Hot tub reaction 3 Benny Goodman is credited with starting it 4 Trooper lead-in 5 Rural storage area 6 __ weaver: spider 7 Next in line 8 Like green peppers 9 Arrived 10 Jazz genre 11 Mimicked 12 Hubs 13 Singer Lopez 14 Give __: try 15 Mayflower passenger 16 Comment to an outof-shape runner who reaches the finish line? 17 Price-fixing group 18 Slings mud at 24 Overachieving Simpson 25 Wolf (down) 31 Deicing may delay them: Abbr. 32 Grub 34 Folder for Mulder 36 Lust ending 38 Short agreement 40 Battle scar 41 Car dealer's offer 42 Low wind 43 Spiral: Pref. 48 Former Seattle NBAer 51 "Death in Venice" author 53 None-for-the-road gp.? 54 Swamp 56 Sharp 58 Be in the front row in a team photo, say 59 Trap 61 "Annie Hall" Oscar winner 62 Unveiling 63 Hitchcock classic 64 One paying the least 65 Cub Scout leader 66 Troglodyte homes 67 Homo sapiens' cleverness? 72 "The Sneetches" author 74 Not greenery-friendly 76 Drift 79 Place with dusty keepsakes 81 Vast, in odes 85 Colorful words 86 Unleash, as havoc 88 Like obstacles 91 Periodic table period? 92 A downspout may begin under one 93 Husky's burden 95 Part of many bus. names 97 One of a swinging pair? 98 Calf catcher 100 Hawks once threatened by DDT 102 Key of Beethoven's "Kreutzer Sonata" 103 Cut to a roving reporter 105 Bloodhound pickups 106 Muscle/bone connection 107 Pique 109 Thrill 110 Bygone birds 116 Like some air fresheners 117 Differ finish 119 "All finished!" 121 "Don't move a muzzle!" 124 Some light bulbs 125 Sack 126 Not a bit 127 Shaver's option Solution on page 5D Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) Aries, someone from your past surfaces and you may have some explaining to do. These are not the surprises you had hoped for, but it's something you can manage. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Its important to breathe once in a while, Taurus. Running through many different responsibilities can lead to stress almost instantly. Take a few steps back and enjoy quiet. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Concentration level is at an all-time low this week, Gemini. That can make getting through work a bit of a challenge. You may need some assistance. Cancer(June 22-July 22) Think about of a change in location, Cancer. You may need a few new amenities and additional features that your current place simply cant provide. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Unless you speak up you cannot be heard, Leo. You have a roar so use it. Theres something going on you dont like, but it will be difficult to change. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, youre full of happiness this week and its because everything is finally falling into place. Home: check! Work: check! Now all you need to do is work on love. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) There are a few options you need to consider for a big event, Libra. Make a list of all that needs to be accomplished and cross one item off at a time. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Make a few concessions when company drops by, Scorpio. While it may disrupt your schedule for a little bit, the end result will be positive. Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 21) Sagittarius, family issues are rarely resolved quickly. Be at the forefron t of keeping the peace at home and it will make for a much better living arrangement. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn, its OK to ask for help, even if it seems like you can tackle everything on your own. This weekend offers an opportunity for letting loose, and you are ready. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Sometimes the past can sneak up on you, Aquarius. Thats just what happens this week, and you are caught in a sticky situation. Only the truth can resolve this. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Warm weather has you excited about a vacation, Pisces. The trouble will be rounding up the funds to ge t away. Famous birthdaysJune 12 Marv Albert, sportscaster, 70; June 13 Tim Allen, actor, 58; June 14 Kevin McHale, actor, 23; June 15; Neil Patrick Harris, actor, 38; June 16 Abby Elliott, comic actress, 24; June 17 Barry Manilow, singer, 65; June 18 Roge r Ebert, film critic, 69. Think about a change in location, Cancer Family members run for cover from gradmas talk marathons Lord, help, Im fallingbut why? Horoscope Pause And Consider Jan Merop Dear Abby Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 Fairmount 1x6 DrIke Lee 1x3 Cochran Brothers 3x3


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.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. For more information call 3855714. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal Church, Lakeshore Drive, Sebring. For more details, 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 3850234. 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. Heartland Riders Association meets at 6 p.m. second Monday at the Sebring Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center in Village Plaza (across from Sebring Gate Station). For details, call 402-1165. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Bill Varner at 386-0855. Highlands County Homeowners Association meets the second Monday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Sebring Country Estates Clubhouse at 3240 Grand Prix Drive in Sebring. Highlands County Parkinsons Support Group meets at 10 a.m. second Monday at First Baptist Church in Downtown Sebring. For details, call 453-6589. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County AgriCivic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. For details, call 402-6540. Highlands Sertoma Club meets at noon, Takis Family Restaurant, Sebring. Highlands County Senior Squadron, Civil Air Patrol the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary meets the second and fourth Monday nights at the Sebring Airport Terminal Building. All are welcome. For further information, call 471-1433 between 4 and 7 p.m. Highlands Woodcarvers Club meets at 6 p.m. second Monday at Highlands Art League, 351 W. Center Ave., Sebring. For more details, call Sandy Kohan at 414-1363 or Norm Pelland at 465-5510. Insulin Pump Support Group meets from 3-4:30 p.m. the second Monday of every month in conference Room 3 of Florida Hospital. This group is open to all insulin pump wearers, their families and anyone who is interested in knowing more about insulin pumps. Pre-registration is not required. For information, call 402-0177. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 12-4:30 p.m. second and fourth Monday in Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. No meetings from end of May to October. For details, call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. at Beef O Bradys, Sebring. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Mondays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. Smoke-free environment. For more details, call 4713557. Sebring Historical Society open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. For information, call 471-2522. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 plays Texas Hold em at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Monday at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. For details, call 655-3920. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL632, Sebring meets at 2 p.m. for weigh-in at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. For details, call 6591019. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Womans Club of Sebring meets at noon on the second Monday for lunch, from October throughMay, at the clubhouse, 4260 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-7268. TUESDAY Aging Advocacy Council meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Nu-Hope Conference Room at 11:30 a.m. for a brown bag lunch with the meeting starting at noon. Contact Debbie Slade at 382-2134 Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discussion and Twelve Step study at noon, Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. American Ex-POW Highlands County Chapter, meets 6 p.m. Call Ted Biever, 382-3285, for meeting place. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard and euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 4657940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St., AvonPark. Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to join. For details, call 452-2385. Avon Park Lakes Association has Womens Salad Bar at noon on the second Tuesday of each month. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. Avon Park Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Avon Park Lions Club meets 6:45 p.m., dinner, Lions Club, 1218 W. Bell St., Avon Park. Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Nu Sigma Chapter of Avon Park, meets the second and fourth Tuesday each month in the members home. Call president Mary Joinerr at 382-4488 or vice president Linda Webster at 385-1124. Busy Bee Craft Club meets 9-11 a.m., Fairway Pines, Sun N Lakes Boulevard, Sebring. Everyone is welcome. For more details, call 382-8431. Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday night at The Rock, Union Congregational Church, 28 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. Abarbecue meal is served at 6 p.m. for a donation. At 6:45 p.m., members meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group breaks up into small groups for men and women. The program is designed for drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, death or illness grief, low or lost selfesteem or identity due to dysfunctional relationships, depression/anxiety, or any other need for healing. For details, contact Celebrate Recovery coordinator Pam Sim by calling 453-3345, ext. 106. The Computer Club at Buttonwood Bay meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month November through March. We invite anyone interested in expanding their com puter knowledge to attend the Buttonwood Bay Bytes Computer Club meeting. Fletcher Music Club meet s every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. G2G (Grandparent to Grandparent) a support group to help grandparents raising grandchildren, meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at One Hope United, 7195 S. George Blvd., Sebring. Call 214-9009. Happy Paws Dog Obedience Club Inc. meets at 7 p.m. second Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. Obedience classes are available. All welcome. For details call 471-9778. Heartland Dog Club Inc. of Florida meets at 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday at Homers Buffet, Sebring. Obedience classes (all breeds) are held on Wednesday evenings at Sun N Lake Elementary School. Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog testing ava ilable. AKC-pointed shows held annually in April. Call 3857474 or 385-7803 or visitwww.HeartalndDogClubofFlori da.net. Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus meets from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Sebring High School Music Room, Sebring. All men who enjoy singing are invited. Reading music is not required Call 471-2294 or 386-5098. Highlands Gem and Mineral Club meets 7 p.m., second Tuesday, Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring. Club does not meet in July, August or September. For details, call 453-7054. Highlands Tea Party has an educational and informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Quality Inn, 6525 U.S. 27 in Sebring. Call 699-0743. Hope Hospice grief suppo rt group meets at 11 a.m. at 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring; and 4:30 p.m. at Southern Lifestyle ALF, across U.S. 27 from Florida Hospital Lake Placid. Call 382-0312. Insulin Pump Support Group meets from 2-4:30 p.m. second Tuesday at Nu-Hope of Highlands County, 6414 U.S. 27 South, Sebring. Optional education/refresher session from 2-3 p.m. Support group meets from 3-4:30 p.m. This is a free support group fro all patrients with insulin pumps, or for those who want to know more about them. Call www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 12, 2011Page 3D CREATIVE FLOORS; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 6/10,12,15 AMERICAN GOLF CARTS; 7.444"; 4"; Black; 6/12/11 DUMMY 09; 7.444"; 4"; Black; residence inn COMMUNITYCALENDAR Continued on page 4D Residence Inn 4x4 American Golf Cart 4x4 Creative Floors 2x3


C M Y K 414-6444 for information. Knights of Columbus Council 5441 meets 8 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at Knights of Columbus Hall, 900 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. For details, call 385-0987. Knights of Columbus Council 5441 Auxiliary meets 8 p.m. every second Tuesday at Knights of Columbus Hall, 900 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. For details, call 385-0987. Lake Placid Art League has classes in Parchment Embossing from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant. For information, call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Happy hour is from 2-5 p.m. Card games at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Grief Support (Hope Hospice) meets at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, with Charlie Stroup. Refreshments served. Door prize given. Call 465-0568. LAKEPLACIDLIONSClub meets at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. for dinner)the second Tuesday each month at Herons Garden, 501 US 27 North, Lake Placid. Call Jeanne at 699-0743. Lake Placid Moose has a general meeting and a Moose Legion meeting at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday at the lodge. Lake Placid Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary 3880 meets 10 a.m. second Tuesday at 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Call 699-5444 for details. Lorida Community Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lorida Community Center to plan events. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets at 7 p.m. second Tuesday at Highlands RegionalMedical Center second floor class room. Friends and family are welcome. For details, call Janet Turvey at 465-3138. Nar-Anon Support Group for family members or friends of someone with a drug problem or addiction. Nar-Anon helps attain serenity and a more normal life for those affected by the addictions of loved ones, regardless of whether or not he/she has stopped using. 6 p.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Chuch of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Highlands County Branch executive meeting meets 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday at RCMA/Hopewell Center in room 16. For information, call All Hinson at 3992243, Rev. Robert Walker at 414-6474 or Davette Thompson at (312) 543-5983.. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday at Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 W.Avon Blvd. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidgeIntergroup.c om. For details, call 382-7731. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details, call 4654888. Placid Lakes Home and Property Owners Association Inc. has its board meetings at 7 p.m. second Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Annual meetings are in February. Quarterly meetings are in May, September and December. There is no board meeting in July. Rotary Club of Sebring (Noon) meets at noon at the Sebring Civic Center, near the library in downtown Sebring. For information, call 385-3829 or 471-9900. Sebring Bridge Club will have Duplicate Bridge games every Tuesday evening. If interested in playing Duplicate Bridge, call 385-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays darts, beginning with sign in at 6 p.m. Games start at 6:30 p.m. No experience necessary. Cost is $2. Smokefree environment. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves soft shell tacos 57 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. Euchre is played at 6:30 p.m. 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., Sebring. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. SertomaClub meets at 7 a.m. at Dees Restaurant, Sebring. For details, call Scott Albritton at 402-1819. The Sons of AMVETS meets at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at the Post, 2029 U.S. 27 South, Sebring. Tobys Clown Alley has its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday at the Clown Foundation, 109 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL99 meets from 6-7 p.m. at the Atonement Lutheran Church, 1744 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 655-1743. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL618 has weigh in from 4-430 p.m. at Community Bible Church, 1400 CR-17A N., AvonPark. Meeting is at 4:45 p.m. For details, call 4521093. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, plays darts 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. The ladies auxiliary meets at 10 a.m. every second Tuesday. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 has sandwiches at 5 p.m. and Franke from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. Page 4DNews-SunSunday, June 12, 2011www.newssun.com FIRST PRESBYTERIAN (SB RETAIL); 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 6/5,12 SEBRING DISCOUNT BEVERAGE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 6/10,12,15 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 06/12/11 Continued from page 3D COMMUNITYCALENDAR MorrisArmy National Guard Pvt. Craig A. Morris has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches, and field training He is the son of Albert Morris of Lake Placid. Morris graduated in 2002 from Lake Placid High School. Military News Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Building a pinewood racing car, making furniture from cardboard, and touring a working fire truck these are a few of the fun and educational adventures in store for children who come to South Florida Community Colleges Camp Discovery. Camp meets 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, June 13-July 1 and July 11-29, at the SFCC Highlands Campus. Young people ages 7-16 enjoy fully supervised educational activities, technology and artrelated projects, and recreation. An optional Friday program takes campers on field trips to local attractions. During the first week of Discovery Camp, June 13-17, campers will explore the fastpaced world of automotive racing by building and racing their own pinewood cars. Campers will learn about architectural design June 2024 by building houses with Lego blocks and making furniture from cardboard. A house-building contest will highlight the week. Afocus on public service will teach children about wilderness safety and give them a first-hand look at wild animals, June 27-July 1. Law enforcement experts will explain how they respond to emergency situations, give demonstrations of fingerprinting, and talk about the investigative techniques police officers use at crime scenes. What makes flour rise? and other culinary mysteries will be explained during Safety in the Kitchen week, July 11-15. Campers will compete in cookie bakeoff and cake-decorating contests and share their masterpieces with residents of the Palms of Sebring. During Carnival of Caring, July 18-22, campers will play real-life nurses as they practice taking blood pressure readings, check vital signs, and learn about pool safety and CPR. Camp Discovery will conclude July 25-29 with tours of a fire truck, an ambulance, and a paramedics lab. The highlight will be a landing by the Aeromed helicopter. Along with educational activities, campers have ample time to swim in the campus pool, play games in Panther Game Pad, create sidewalk murals, and compete in hula-hoop contests, dance-offs, and other fun interests. Children may enroll in any week of their choice or the entire camp, although preregistration is required. Cost is $100 for Monday through Thursday, and $25 for Friday field trips. Breakfast, lunch, and snacks are provided each day, but campers may also bring their own meals. Dropoff begins at 7:30 a.m. each day, while pick-up time extends to 5:30 p.m. Camp will not meet the week of July 4. For information about Camp Discovery, call SFCCs Corporate and Community Education Department at 784-7388 or email redickl@southflorida. edu. Registration forms and more information are available online at www.southflorida.edu/campdiscovery/. SFCCs Camp Discovery explores world through fun activities Courtesy photo Beth Ann Parker Solis (left) and daughter Alexis DuVall Truax graduate the same week; Beth from Fortis College in Orlando on May 12 as an X-ray technician and Alexis from Craven Community College in Havelock, N.C. on May 14 as a Registered Nurse. Alexis will begin working at the Carolina East Medical Center in New Bern on July 5 in the oncology department. Both mother and daughter graduated from Sebring High School, Beth class of 1984 and Alexis class of 2006. Alexis lives in Havelock, N.C. with husband, Ryan, who recently returned from Afghanistan after serving a seven-month tour of duty with the Marine Corps. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The Nicholas G. Sottile Memorial Scholarship had two recipients this year.Kevin Dwyer and Andrew Rushing both received $500 each to help them in their endeavor to becoming a police officer. Special thanks to Colley Financial Services, Lake Placid Athletic Association, Bill Jarrett Ford and to everyone who made a donation to the scholarship fund. Sottile Memorial Scholarship helps two CHALKTALK Afamily affair Stanley Steemer2x4 First Presbyterian 3x10.5 Sebring Discount Beverage 2x3


C M Y K Special to the News-SunSEBRING Duffers Sports Grille will be doubling up on pleasure with a Pajama Party on Saturday, June 18. Everyone is encouraged to wear their best pajamas for this event. Footwear is a must. No nudity is allowed. It has been dubbed a Night for the Gemini to double their pleasure. Everything will be done in twos since the astrological sign for Gemini is twins. So two prizes will be given away to two winners for the craziest and sexiest pajama outfits. The party will be from 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m. Two types of entertainment will be offered. Rene Bray, The Dirty Lady of Comedy, will be kicking things off from 8:30-9:30 p.m. with a comedy show. The show has two purposes guests will be laughing and feeling good all at the same time. Bray is donating $2 out of the $10 entry fee to help athletes in the Special STARS program in Highlands County. This is a program that offers sports and recreational services for more than 250 children and adults with physical and mental disabilities. Bray, of Orlando, has been performing comedy for more than 20 years all over the country. She has been on television shows such as Geraldo, Montel Williams, Jenny Jones, Rolando and ABCs 20/20. She was nicknamed The Dirty Lady of Comedy because she uses sexual innuendos in her routines. Bray is excited about doing the show. I cant wait to wear my pajamas and no makeup. She will also serve as the judge to select the top two pajama winners later that night. The comedy show is the only fee that is involved. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Duffers or at the door the night of the show. Reservations are encouraged for large groups of four or more to guarantee seating for this popular event. Dinner will be served up to 8:15 p.m. and then a late night menu mostly consisting of appetizers will be available. After the show, Duffers is open free of charge to the public to enjoy the second part of the entertainment slated for that night. The Kolt 45 Band, based out of Winter Haven, will jump up on the stage from 9:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. This trio will play a variety of southern rock, classic rock and country music that will keep everyone dancing all night long. The band consists of Foy Ellerbe on guitar, Ray Patrick on drums and Jim Roaden on bass. They all do vocals. Anyone who is a Gemini, born May 21 to June 20, will also get two free drinks (draft, well, call or wine). Bring an ID to show proof. Guests must be 21 years old to enter the club after 9 p.m. Duffers is at 6940 U.S. 27 North, Sebring. For more details, call 382-6339. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 12, 2011Page 5D JOHN PALMER ELECTRIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 6/10,12,15 SEBRING PEDIATRICS, LLC; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 06/12/11 STEWART CONSTRUCTION; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 30 min home ins ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative announces that Janet Robinson has been selected as the artist of the month for June 2011. Robinson has had a creative gene from a young age, when as a child living in Long Island, N.Y., she sent little drawings to her grandmother. Her grandmother was an art teacher, who painted beautiful works in oils while sitting on her porch on Lake Jackson. She encouraged Robinson to pursue her art. Robinson earned a bachelors degree in Art Education at Ohio State University. Upon graduating, she taught elementary education for the deaf and visually impaired. After moving to St. Petersburg, Robinson began a career in the airline industry as she had always wanted an opportunity to travel. Her travels left her little time to paint, but it did provide her with a lot of insight and respect for all kinds of art. When visiting poorer areas of the world, Robinson found the art reflected their culture and deep feelings. Two years ago, getting back to her roots, Robinson moved to Sebring. She said, I was very fortunate to be accepted as a member of the Caladium Arts and Crafts Coop. I find much enjoyment in painting and drawing. I try to be spontaneous painting without any inhibitions. I have learned from the many talented artists at the Co-op. I encourage everyone to experience the wonderful world of art. See Robinsons work on display at the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative at 132 E. Interlake Blvd. Call 699-5940 or visit the website, www.caladiumarts.org, for further information. Junes Artist of the Month develops youthful art interests Courtesy photo Janet Robinson has taken the creative gene she developed at a young age and has become this months Artist of the Month for the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative. Saturday will be a Night for the Gemini Courtesy photo Rene Bray, The Dirty Lady of Comedy, will kick off the Pajama Party at Duffers Sports Grille on Saturday, June 18. Courtesy photo The Litigators take the lead in the Team Trivia Tuesday competition at Duffers Sports Grille in Sebring. Disc jockey Bob Weed (center) presents a prize to the four-person team consisting of Teri and John Lovelette (from left), Frank Oberhausen and Janet Waldron, all of Sebring. They scored 95 points in 1950s trivia on June 7. There were five teams competing in the three-week event. There are prizes awarded each week and an overall grand prize given. Anyone can join and form a twoto four-person team at any time. Trivia questions Tuesday will be based in the 1960s. The final round on June 21 will be questions in the 1970s. There is no entry fee. Team Trivia Tuesday CROSSWORDSOLUTION Courtesy photo Foy Ellerbe, lead guitartist and vocalist for Kolt 45 Band, will be at Duffers on June 18. There is no admission charged for the band. Did YouKNOW?In Florida, the bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle. Bicyclists using a public roadway are considered operators of motor vehicles and are responsible for observing all traffic laws. With few exceptions, there is only one road and it is up to motorists and bicyclists to treat each other with care and respect. Adherence to the law is the foundation of respect. Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155 John Palmer2x3 Sebring Pediatrics 2x4 Stewart Constr. 3x10.5


C M Y K Page 6DNews-SunSunday, June 12, 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. Wednesday: 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 o f 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 Did you know that you may be using over 100 gallons of water per day? According to a report by the United States Geologic Service, individuals in the United States average about 105 gallons per day usage of the precious liquid. That is certainly overkill since water is not a renewable resource and it costs money. According to the U.S. federal government, the average U.S. family spends about $1,300 a year on home utility bills. We also consume about 75 percent more energy per family than most countries in Europe, Australia and Japan. Perhaps its time to start being more efficient with our resources! The bathroom would be a good place to start conserving. More than 40 percent of our indoor water use in the home goes toward flushing the toilet and about 33 percent goes toward bathing. There are many ways that water can be conserved without being inconvenienced. Changing bad habits may be challenging at first, but very soon, good practices become routine. For example, using a low-flow showerhead not only conserves water, but will save money on the utility bill. Water pressure differences are rarely noticed and water usage in the shower can be cut by 30 percent or more. The typical showerhead uses 58 gallons a minute. Most low-flow models use only 2.5 gallons per minute. This reduction in water use and heating saves money on the water and electric bills and can cut up to $600 per year depending on use. As far as the cost of the lowflow showerhead, how about free? Thats right, the Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District is giving them away. Thanks to a Community Education Grant from the Peace River Basin Board, Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD), the funds that have been awarded are being used to purchase lowflow showerheads. From 10 a.m. until noon on June 23 at the Sebring Civic Center, not only can attendees receive a free showerhead, but they can learn some great water saving tips. Speaker Nick Makris, staff water conservation analyst from the SWFWMD, will be present to talk about the ecological reasons to conserve water. Ademonstration on watersheds and wetlands will also be presented and the entire workshop is free. There will be yummy refreshments as well. The program is an exchange, so make sure to bring in the old water-guzzling showerhead and exchange it for a new efficient one. This is a great way to get on the path of being an educated and wise steward of our natural resources. Here are some more ways to practice good conservation habits: Install flow restrictors or water faucet aerators on your faucets. These devices are designed to inject air into the water as it flows from the faucet. There is very little difference in flow and about 2-16 gallons of water per day may be saved. The cost is minimal. Put an insulating blanket around your water heater and adjust the temperature to 140 degrees F (or lower). Much of the heat from the heater is lost because of a lack of insulation around the tank. Also exposed hot and cold water pipes may be insulated with special foams. Place a five-gallon bucket in the shower. While waiting for the water to get hot, capture the water that would other wise go down the drain and use it to water your plants or wash your car. Fix leaky faucets or pipes. It is surprising how much water a small leak wastes. If you wash dishes by hand (and thats the best way) dont leave the water running for rinsing. If you have two sinks, fill one with rinse water. If you only have one sink, use a spray device or short blasts instead of letting the water run. Saves 200 to 500 gallons a month. When washing dishes by hand, use the least amount of detergent possible. This minimizes rinse water needed. Saves 50 to 150 gallons a month. Use the garbage disposal less and the garbage more (even better-compost!). Saves 50 to 150 gallons a month. Dont keep water running while brushing teeth or washing faces or hands. Turn it off until it is needed. There are hundreds of small ways to save water both indoors and outdoors. All you have to do is make an effort and get educated. Get creative and start keeping track of about how much water you save a month. Watch your bill go down and feel good about helping the environment. If you have any questions about the upcoming workshop on June 23, please give us a call at (863) 402-6545. We hope to see you soon. Corine Burgess is the Natural Resources Specialist for the Highlands County Natural Resources Department assisting the Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District (www.highlandsswcd.org). Receive your free low-flow showerhead and start conserving water Courtesy photo Bring your old showerhead to the Sebring Civic Center on June 23 and exchange it for a new low-flow model. Also enjoy Nick Makris from the SWFWMD speaking about ecological reasons to conserve water and a demonstration on wetlands and watersheds. News From The Watershed Corine Burgess


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 12, 2011Page 7D 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. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, 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, F L 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. 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C M Y K By BARBARAORTUTAY APTechnology WriterNEWYORK The upcoming Wii U part tablet computer, part game machine could help Nintendo surpass its rivals once again. Yet investors so far are skeptical, with unknowns such as the price. The companys stock has fallen 10 percent since the Wii Us unveiling this week. Expectations for the new machine have been high following the original Wiis roaring success. Wii U, which will go on sale next year, features a motion-sensing controller with a tablet-like touch screen and high-definition graphics. Of these, only the tablet screen feature will be unique to the Wii U. Sony Corp.s PlayStation 3 and Microsoft Corp.s Xbox 360 already offer high-definition and motion controls. Scott Steinberg, CEO of video game consulting company TechSavvy Global, said people were expecting an innovation thats so far ahead of the competition that it can position Nintendo as a leader again. Instead, he said, people got a whimper, not a scream. Then again, people were also skeptical in 2006, when Nintendo Co. went against conventional wisdom with its Wii. The quirky, cheap game console relied not on high-end graphics and complex buttons to lure in hardcore players, but on simple motion controls to lure in everyone. The Wiis then-revolutionary technology lets players stand up and bowl, play tennis and drive a virtual car simply by flailing a wand in front of their TV. It has sold more than 86 million units, at least 30 million more than either the PlayStation 3 or the Xbox 360. Whether Wii U will replicate the Wiis success or fade like the Virtual Boy (if you dont remember it, its for good reason) will depend largely on its price. Nintendo will also have to convince customers that they need another dedicated gaming device in the age of iPads, Facebook and Angry Birds. People are getting harder to impress, Steinberg said. They are expecting more for the money. They already have a number of systems in their home that are performing well. With Wii U, Nintendo is catching up with its rival console makers by offering a system that runs high-definition graphics, an essential feature in 2011. Sony and Microsoft also began selling their own motion controllers late last year. The Wii Us tablet-like controller, however, is novel. Although Nintendo says the idea behind it came long before the iPads debut in April 2010, the ensuing tablet craze couldnt hurt. Wedbush Morgan analyst Michael Pachter called the console brilliant and believes Nintendo will have no problem selling it, as long as it costs less than $300. I was really, really surprised at the stock price reaction, Pachter said. I thought it was really cool. Pachter said he had to hold the device in his hands before understanding its significance: They integrated a tablet into a console. No one else has done that. The Wii Us controller is a mix between Nintendos family of DS touch-screen handhelds, complete with stylus, and a traditional console game controller with two joysticks and trigger buttons. Its a little bulky a bit like holding a hardcover book by its top and bottom edges. In Nintendos demonstrations at E3, a game called Shield Pose has players blocking suction-cup arrows fired by pirates from different directions in rhythm to a beat. The accelerometer inside the controller knows if you are blocking in the right direction. Other games make use of the controllers ability to have a different perspective on the same world. In one, the Wii U controller operates a spaceship and is in a shoot-em-up battle with players on the ground. Those players, holding traditional controllers, have to look at a split-screen view on the TV for their perspective. In offering new experiences through the Wii U, not only do we want to bring back those people who have left Nintendo, we also want to create a new group of core users, said Katsuya Eguchi, manager and producer of software development at Nintendo. I think we can do that with the new controller, but it will be hard to bring back those people whove moved onto Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, unless we offer something a little bit different, he said in Japanese through a translator at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. Some analysts worry that traditional video games have to compete for attention and dollars with smarter-thanever phones, quick games such as FarmVille and tablet computers including the iPad. That is not necessarily true. Clicking on a field of virtual crops to harvest on FarmVille is not quite the same as spending two hour s as U.S. special forces fighting Cold War-era enemies in Call of Duty: Black Ops. Its not the same as immersing yourself in the Mushroom Kingdom with the Super Mario brothers. Nonetheless, demand for the Wii has dropped in recent years. Even the much-hyped Nintendo 3DS, the glassesfree handheld 3-D gaming system, has been selling slower than expected. Pachter believes a big reason for Nintendos stock price drop this week is not Wii U but Sonys decision to price PlayStation Vita, its newest handheld gaming device at $249, the same as the 3DS. With the economy thats still on the rocks, money speaks. Page 8DNews-SunSunday, June 12, 2011www.newssun.com CENTRAL SECURITY; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus two; red & yellow, 6/5/11 WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used TECHNOLOGY Nintendos task: The Wii, again, but more and better Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/MCT Satoru Iwata, global president of Nintendo, speaks during the unveiling of the company's new Wii U game console at E3 Expo at Nokia Theater Monday. 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