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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: 06-19-2012
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each day's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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C M Y K NEWS-SUN Highlands County’s Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, June 19, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 75 | 75 cents www.newssun .com HighLow 94 74Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Partly sunny with a T-storm in the P.M. Forecast Question: Will Heartland Idol be as successful in January as it has been in the fall? Next question: Do you think any of the current Republican candidates for president can win the election in 2012? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Bernadette Gruhler Age 99, of Portland, Ore., previously of Sebring Jeanne Kaiser Age 80, of Cumming, Ga., formerly of Lake Placid Larue Thomas Age 82, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 43.8% No 56.2% 099099401007 Total votes: 32 Arts & Entertainment6B Books9B Business9A Chalk Talk11B Classifieds11A Community Briefs5A Community Calendar5B Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby13B Editorial & Opinion4A Horoscope13B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times13B Outdoors10B Pause & Consider13B Sports On TV2B Index HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip www.newssun .com This Story Was First Reported Online At By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK — Police Chief Michael Rowan filed a lawsuit against the city (care of Mayor Sharon Schuler) with the Highlands County Clerk Of Courts at 4:45 p.m. Thursday. The city has 20 days to respond to the summons with a written response if it wants the court to hear its side of the case. The suit concerns two main issues: Rowan’s suspension without pay and his request to be reinstated with full pay and benefits and his demand for damages and other relief. The suit states, “Chief Rowan has no t committed any act for which he may be disciplined for ‘cause,’” as laid out in his Rowan files suit against Avon Park Rowan PAGE14B By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING — Unemployment increased slightly in Highlands County in May, reflecting a bump in the regional numbers as Central Florida continues to lose jobs in several areas of the workforce. According to a report form the Heartland Workforce Regional Office in Sebring, unemployment in Highlands County rose in May to 10.3 percent compared to a small dip in the April numbers that were reported at 10.1 percent. Unemployment was 10.4 percent in Highlands County in May of 2010. Across Region 19, which includes DeSoto, Highlands and Hardee counties, those filing for unemployment also increased to 9.5 percent in May from the Unemployment increase reflects regional numbers APPDchief claims whistleblower status See ROWAN, page 6A See UNEMPLOYMENT, page 6A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY The March women, who kept the home fires burning during the Civil War. (From left, backrow) Heather Boyce, Kaity Zelenenki, Jennifer Westergom, Ellen Lemos. (Front, from left) Hannah Cribbs and Lyndsey Reck. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING — With the final two performances taking place today, the Highlands Little Theatre’s production of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women” ends a successful run. And no wonder, what with a two story home right on stage, four lively, and lovely, young women keeping the audience’s interest, and a happy ending after suffering, sorrow and sacrifice. Set during the Civil War, the story follows the lives of four sisters as they rely on each other and try to help their mother during difficult days when their father is away at war. The production was dedicated to the memory of long time HLTstalwart Jim McCollum, who had agreed to direct the play before his untimely death. Jim’s wife, Sue McCollum, had been helping him during pre-production because “Little Women” was one of her favorite books growing up. After Jim died, Sue McCollum took over as director, dedicating the show to her husband. Little Women a big success See LITTLE, page 6A News-Sun photo by DANHOEHNE A trio of young triathletes head out of the transition area Saturday morning during the kids day of Heartland Triathlon weekend. News-Sun photo by DANHOEHNE Heading out of Lake Jackson and up the hill to the transition area, several young triathletes prepare for the biking stage of Satudays race. Youngsters have their day in the sun; adults take over today 2011 Heartland Triathlon By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING -Hundreds of children participated in the 2011 Heartland Triathlon Saturday morning. Kids up to age 14 and from all different backgrounds cycled, swam, and ran against one another in the sixth year event. Among the hundreds of competitive young athletes were four unique girls sisterswho competed alongside one another at the Triathlon. The Reback family, residents of North Palm Beach, have traveled to Sebring for the last several years to be a part of the Heartland Triathlon. Bliss, Kemper, Glory and Trinity Reback each competed in the triathlon in their age groups. Bliss,13, and Kemper, 11, came in 5th place. Ten year old, Glory placed third for her age group and Trinity, 6, placed in the top ten. “We’ve been coming here for the last four years,” said the girls’mother. “They really enjoy it.” See TRIATHLON, page 3A Ahead of the packArreguin runs to success at South Georgia PAGE1BTeens arrestedLPPD says pair were preparing for burglary PAGE2AFunding vetoGov. Scott defends cut of citrus research money PAGE2A Heartland National Bank 6x1.5 color00009050

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C M Y K Special to the News-SunAVON PARK –The 24 members of Leadership Highlands’Class of 2011 concluded nine months of hands-on leadership education with a graduation luncheon on June 16 at the Hotel Jacaranda in downtown Avon Park. Highlands County Commissioner Barbara Stewart, the keynote speaker, shared her thoughts about the changes in leadership styles she has observed during her life and encouraged the new graduates to “go out and lead your country to higher standards.” Stewart remarked that many prospective leaders shy away from public life because they don’t want to subject their families to the intense scrutiny and criticism that now flourishes due to electronic, Internet-based media. More people, too, measure success by instant gratification and immediate results, even though shortterm solutions rarely solve long-term problems. “Never forget that you have to pay attention to the long-range vision – where you want to be – and focus on that goal,” Stewart said. Ahighlight of the service was the presentation of Leadership Highlands’most prestigious honor – the Morris Adams Award – to Sylvia Turner, director of adult education for South Florida Community College. Each year, the award recipient is selected by his or her fellow classmates for exhibiting the unique spirit and the essence of Leadership Highlands as exemplified by the program’s founder. Turner received her award from Brad Batz, the city of Sebring’s fire chief and the first person to receive the award as part of the Class of 2007. Leadership Highlands was founded in 2000 to develop leaders with a thorough understanding and strong sense of commitment to Highlands County. The nine-month leadership development program is sponsored by the Avon Park, Lake Placid, and Sebring chambers of commerce and administered by South Florida Community College. Applications for the Class of 2012 are now being accepted. Call Kris Schmidt at 7847189, e-mail kristini.schmidt@southflorida.edu, or visit the website, www.southflorida.edu. Page 2ANews-SunSunday, June 19, 2011www.newssun.com DUMMY 09; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; *web*medical above lottery KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; *web*social sec below lottery June 15 153642464853x:2Next jackpot $10 millionJune 11 41027415253x:3 June 8 53034444749x:3 June 17 613182536 June 16 115172132 June 15 17111217 June 14 17121932 June 17 (n) 5842 June 17 (d) 6963 June 16 (n) 7404 June 16 (d) 9513 June 17(n) 481 June 17 (d) 897 June 16 (n) 706 June 16(d) 337 June 17 69253918 June 14 410363816 June 10 828334218 June 7 819224322 June 15 1920384143 PB: 29 PP: 4Next jackpot $36 millionJune 11 1618273650 PB: 8 PP: 3 June 8 1437444553 PB: 29 PP: 5 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 By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK — One teen was injured and another faces possible charges after the Florida Highway Patrol investigated a parking lot incident, according to a press release on Friday. Christopher Newell, 18, of Sebring was taken to Lakeland Regional Hospital with critical injuries after being thrown from the top of a 1997 Chevy four-door driven by Cullen Wheeler Jr., 19, also of Sebring. According to the report’s narrative, Newell and Wheeler were in a parking lot at the Kegel Bowling Center at 6800 U.S. 27 N. around 8:32 p.m. Wednesday. Newell was “riding on the exterior of the vehicle,” the report said. Wheeler backed the Chevy to the rear of the parking lot then pulled forward with Newell still on top of the vehicle. The Chevy drove between two parked cars and Newell fell off. Wheeler immediately pulled into a parking space. According to the FHP report, alcohol was not a factor in the accident and charges are still pending. Leadership Highlands Class of 2011 reflects on year of learning Courtesy photo Sylvia Turner, member of Leadership Highlands Class of 2011, accepts Leadership Highlands most prestigious honor, the Morris Adams Award, from Sebring Fire Chief Brad Batz. Batz was the first recipient of the award when he graduated with Leadership Highlands Class of 2007. Teen critically injured in parking lot The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Thursday, June 16: Abdallah Alsenida, 52, of Vero Beach, was charged with violation of a municipal ordinance. James Benjamin, 44, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of cocaine and possession and or use of drug equipment. William Alan Dibble, 50, of Sebring, was charged with violation of probation. Jose Alberto Jimenez, 27, of Sebring, was charged with violation of probation. Dayane Alvarez Zamora, 23, of Sebring, was charged with fraud-impersonate/attempt to use ID of another person, forgery of/alter public record certificate, etc., and pass counterfeited instrument. POLICEBLOTTER Courtesy photo Highlands County Commissioner Barbara Stewart encourages Leadership Highlands Class of 2011 to go out and lead your country to higher standards at the organizations graduation luncheon on June 16. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comLAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Police Department foiled an attempted burglary of the Fiesta Food Mart early Thursday morning. According to a press release on Friday, LPPD Cpl. Eddie San Miguel was on patrol when he noticed two youths in dark clothing with covered faces behind the Food Mart on North Main Avenue shortly after midnight. The suspects ran in opposite directions but Officer San Miguel was able to chase down one of them on foot, and arrested a 16-yearold male. An arrest search revealed that the first suspect held a small amount of marijuana and paraphernalia, and was in violation of current probation in Highlands County. According to LPPD Lt. James Fansler, the first suspect has been formally charged with attempted burglary, possession of marijuana under 20 grams, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of probation for the Fiesta Mart incident. The second suspect eluded capture during the incident, but San Miguel was able to determine the possible whereabouts and description of the second suspect during the arres t interview. San Miguel was able to arrest a second 16year-old, who later admitted to his participation in the attempted burglary. The second suspect was charged with burglary and probation violation for a crime in Orlando. The media release also states that over the course o f a week, two other businesses had been burglarized and the two juveniles admitted to robbing the Simply Save Dollar Store at 419 Towe r St. near the tower and the USAGrocery at 244 County Road 621 and charges are pending for those crimes. “Corporal San Miguel is a great patrolman with a grea t ability to be in the righ t place at the right time,” Fansler wrote in his release. LPPD: Teens caught during burglary attempt The temperature hit 110 degrees as Sgt. Jason Cartwright and his specialized search dog hunted for improvised explosive devices buried beneath some of the world’s deadliest terrain. During a perilous ninehour search in the southern Afghanistan heat, the soldier tried to cool down Isaac, a 4-year-old black Labrador he trained to save lives. With Taliban spotters looking down from mountaintops and radioing back American positions to fellow terrorists, the Army dog handler knew his patrol was a prime target as he and Isaac searched for bombs in a dry waterway, with a platoon depending on them following closely behind. That’s when all hell broke loose. “The gunfire started, and it was just everywhere. You could hear the echoes of it,” Cartwright told The Unknown Soldiers. “All you can hear is the sound of automatic machine guns — you can hear the bullets whizzing by your head.” Immediately upon hitting the ground, the 28year-old soldier, who went through five months of intense training to become a dog handler after returning from Iraq, screamed for Isaac. The dog was searching for IEDs about 35 feet ahead when the chaos erupted. “I saw bullets hit right in front of him, and he flinched a little bit and hesitated,” Cartwright said. “But once the dog was back to me, I told him to stay, very loudly, of course, but he wasn’t shaking. He laid down right beside me.” With Isaac safe, his handler frantically shot back before the firefight ended and the brave tanThe dogs of war See DOG, page 7A TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Drought conditions in Florida are pushing 2011 up the list of the all-time worst years for wildfires. The Florida Division of Forestry said Friday that 3,427 fires have burned more than 194,000 acres in the state, moving 2011 into 11th place in the all-time rankings. The worst year in recorded history was 1989, when 7,175 fires burned more than 645,000 acres. Fires have occurred all over the state. They are typically started by lightning strikes o r power lines and spread quickly under drought conditions. 2011 moving up wildfires rankings Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 Kaylor& Kaylor3x1.5 00009460 Kaylor& Kaylor3x1.5 00009068 Dummy publisherblock 3x4.5 00008034

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 19, 2011Page 3A MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 06/19/11 p/u Rehab consultant 3x10.5 color 00009614 The four girls were busy gathering their bicycles and helmets following the awards ceremonies. The family was heading home for the day. “It is so much fun,” said Bliss. The family is looking forward to entering the Reback boys in the children’s triathlon when they are old enough to compete. “They are competitive and they all did a great job today,” mother Reback said. The Reback’s plan to return to the Heartland Triathlon and compete again next year. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR (from left to right) Sisters Trinity, Bliss, Glory, and Kemper Reback gather their bicycles Saturday morning following the 6th Annual Heartland Triathlon. The kids triathlon brought hundreds of youngsters from all over Florida to compete against one another at the event. Triathlon takes over downtown Sebring Associated PressPHOENIX — Rep. Gabrielle Giffords lost little time after her release from the hospital in returning to her hometown, visiting Tucson for Father’s Day for the first time since shortly after she was gravely wounded in a shooting rampage in January. “We’ve been dreaming of this trip for some time,” Giffords’astronaut husband, Mark Kelly, said in a news release Friday. “Gabby misses Tucson very much and her doctors have said that returning to her hometown could play an important role in her recovery.” Kelly said the trip “is sure to be very emotional” and hopes the news media respects their privacy. Giffords spokesman C.J. Karamargin said the Democratic congresswoman traveled by private plane from Houston to Tucson with Kelly and one of his daughters and she’ll spend Father’s Day weekend with her family. According to a Twitter posting from her staff, Giffords’plane landed in Tucson on Friday evening. “Wheels down Tucson. Gabrielle & Mark looking forward to a beautiful weekend,” the tweet said. Giffords was released from a Houston hospital Wednesday, five months after being shot in the head during a Tucson political event. She had been in the rehab facility since late January, a few weeks after the shooting that killed six and wounded 13. Giffords returns to hometown Tucson Associated PressNEWORLEANS — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is elbowing the Republicans already in the 2012 president race as he courts party activists who are shopping for someone to back against President Barack Obama. Perry’s appearance Saturday at the Republican Leadership Conference could offer another tantalizing hint that he’s ready to upend a crowded field of candidates who have worked months to amass name recognition, organization and campaign cash. The longest serving governor of his state is drawing much interest despite little effort. He insisted for long time that he wouldn’t run. But in recent weeks, he has softened his refusals and his advisers have started laying the groundwork for a campaign. Texas Gov. Perry not a candidate just yet Musselmans 6x10.5 color 00009425

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C M Y K Those people who when t hey were in school never understood its benefit, resented authority and counted not the days left in a school year, but the minutes. F or individuals with that point of view, the object today isnt educationalr eform so much as revenge. Then there are those adults who support education, buth aving been students themselves are sure they unders tand the teaching process. And the people convinced a teacher who does not havec hildren will never know as much about children as a pare nt does. And the individuals with strong, but perhaps misty, memories of their earliest days people who believe children behaved bet-t er back whenever; that things were simpler, the t eachers stricter, the parents sterner, the world a better place. O r maybe it is because they work with children that t eachers are not taken seriously. It is not just that children have so much to learn What t hose of us who do not make our living in the classroom most often forget or misunderstand is the actual act of learning; that nebulous,m iraculous moment when a student catches the concept, or masters a skill. W e forget how individual learning is how many variables are involved, how mucht ime it can take, and how different the process is, one stud ent from another, one year to the next. We forget you cant simply order a child tol earn. While humans grow up t hrough the same stages in the same order, not all humans progress at the same rate. Some learn much faster, others more slowly. Somep eople learn quickly in one field and struggle in another. S ome people learn by reading, some by doing, some by listening, some by watching.I n other words, we forget there are subtleties and subt exts in every class, and unique dynamics between each student and teacher. Teaching children is a complex and dynamic process that requires a solidb ackground of information, a sophisticated understanding of the human mind and the ability to motivate individuals to do their best. W e seem to have forgotten that as a whole public schools continue to do many things well. They remain the most important place whereA mericans meet and learn about each other, and other nations still look to Americanp ublic schools when they want to learn how to teach creativity and independentt hinking. And we forget there are individual public schools s uccessfully bringing out the best in children year after year. Y es, there are some people in classrooms who are not, a nd never should be, teachers. But most people who teach do so out of a sense of calling or larger purpose. They work long hours off thec lock, and are constantly seeking to find new ways of r eaching students. It is never fair to place entire blame on any one per-s on or group, in education even more so because so m any people are involved in the process, from parents to state representatives and senators who set the agenda and h old the purse strings. If ever there was a time to stand behind our teachers,t his is that time. They have earned our trust and respect. W e owe them our gratitude, and while were at it, we owe them a decent living, too. Page 4AN ews-SunS unday, June 19, 2011www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com S COTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNES ports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGV ICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522a nthony.mccowan@newssun.com B USINESS OFFICEJ ANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION This week I thought Id s hare some random t houghts about things going on in my crazy life. Hopefully, some of these will make you smile. Maybe they will also make you grateful that no matter how crazy your life is, youa re much saner than I am. T o start off, a fellow writer and I were talking today about deadlines. Writers are familiar with these irritating things, w hich basically mean you have to turn some kind of p roduct in by such and such a date, no matter what. Your muse might have run away from home, your head might be pound-i ng, and writing might be t he last thing you want to do but the deadline looms. A fter writing this colu mn for more than 10 years, I have achieved a k ind of peace with the concept of a deadline. Actually, I find most deadlines to be quite motivati ng. Give me a writing project, tell me it has to be turned in by a certain time,a nd I will break my neck to get it done. With one e xception. I seem to have no respect for the deadlines Is et for myself. I can say, Self, we will get this short story done by Friday, and Self will laugh and do whatever it pleases because it knows good and well my self-imposed deadlines carry no weight. I need to f ind a way to make the deadline more urgent like putting a reward in place for making it or a penalty for not. I know I am not alone in this other writers havet he same problem. I just dont know how to fix it. Since writing fiction at the moment doesnt come witha lot of external deadlines Im going to have to find a way to deal with this orr isk putting things off fore ver. Other things that cut into my writing time recently are two new games I have discovered. One of them is the game Angry Birds. In this game you fling birds at pigs that are hiding out in various structures. You have birds that can bash, birds that can explode, an d birds that can generally introduce mayhem to a given situation. I t doesnt sound that good the way I put it, but it gets under your skin and into your mind. Afriend warned me not to start it, as I would become hooked,a nd I didnt listen. Now I spend time trying to figure o ut angles and strategy in order to defeat the pigs for the maximum number ofp oints. Trust me. The game is addictive. Avoid it if you w ant to have a life. The other game that has taken up time and thought recently is a game called Words with Friends. This isf or all intents and purposes Scrabble played on your S martphone or Ipod Touch. The friendspart comes in when you compete witho thers to get the best score. I figured this game w ould be a snap for me. Im a writer. I play with words all the time. I canb eat anyone. Right? Well after having my head handed back to me repeate dly I have had to rethink that concept. S o now I find myself looking up words and trying to find the best place on the board for them. This takes time. Ergo, less timet o do other things. On the other hand, this week will have a fun reason to cut into my time. My congregation, Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, is hosting our VacationB ible School starting tonight at 6 p.m. Weve t urned our fellowship hall into the town of Nazareth and will be taking kids through as we tell them about Jesus. V BS will run tonight through Wednesday beginning at 6 p.m. each evening. Want to know more? Call 385-7443. Ify ou come and some woman is there playing Angry Birds, its probably me, so say hi. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com A column of randomness Lauras Look Laura Ware EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, F L 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominate d 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 solel y the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun. Who has the right to determine onesf reedoms?Editor: Reading about the high school commencement nop rayer dispute in Texas, reminded me of my high s chool senior year in 1942 in Ohio. Beginning with PearlH arbor in Dec. 7, 1941 we didnt know what the future held. Our homeroom teacher, Mr. Kraft, read from theB ible and said a prayer each morning before classes. Many of the boys in that room after graduation went immediately into service,h aving volunteered in advance or being drafted, and many never returned. No one told Mr. Kraft he couldnt do that; and many lost their lives protecting his freedom to do that. What I want to know is who has the right to tell another they dont have the freedom to do that today in our public schools? Alice Hiner Lake Placid Everyone is liked and disliked by someoneEditor: It does not surprise me at the measures Avon Park leaders will go to in order to get what they want, even if its wrong. I feel this whole situation with Chief Mike Rowan has become a personal vendetta with some, including some city leaders. First of all, we must take a look at the overall situation. I have talked with a lot of people in Avon Park since Chief Rowan was put on administrative leave. There were both good and bad comments among the people. Some hated the way he handled certain situations; others praised him and felt he did an outstanding job. No one can please everyone. What has developed here is some people have gotten way off course as to what Chief Rowan is actually on adminstrative leave for. All of us, including myself, have at one point and time done something that someone else does not like. No one is perfect. But is he guilty of these charges? The Highlands County Sheriffs Department pulled out. Florida Department of Law Enforcement did not take the case. Many have and will continue to defend Chief Rowan against the current allegations. Everyone should focus on what he is being accused of now. Im extremely concerned in Chief Rowans situation that this whole situation has become personal to some, including some city leaders, but then a person does not have to do much, just get on the bad side of our city government officials and poof, your history. I feel there is no fair trial so to speak with any city official, employee or person in the community who is put in front of the Avon Park City Council or manger. Chief Rowan, you certainly have a lot of peoples respect for standing up for what you believe in. You are an example setter to the next person who will be put in charge at the Avon Park Police Department should they get rid of you, but then will the same thing happen to him/her? How can anyone feel secure working for the city of Avon Park? Its a proven fact, employed with the city of Avon Park, in the door today, out the door tomorrow ... Oh, how could I forget ,unless youre one of the Good Ole Boys. The city officials have no mercy on whose lives they destroy, or their families. To those still around, get out of Dodge before your career is trashed. If you are not guilty of the allegations, fight Chief Rowan. Fight with everything youve got. Patricia Austin Avon Park BouquetSheriffs Office is on top of itEditor: On Friday, June 10 I arrived home in the afternoon to find that I was a victim of a home invasion. There is nothing more unsettling than to find your jewelry drawer dumped and void of any gold jewelry or to see open spaces and hanging cables where the TVs used to reside or that ever so popular pillow on the floor sans pillow case. I actually had two eyewitnesses, unfortunately neither of them speak English, however I was greeted with loud meows. I guess I should be thankful that they did not escape since the perpetrator left one of the doors wide open. Within minutes a deputy responded to the 911 call. As we were reviewing the crime scene, another deputy from the Crime Scene Investigation Unit arrived. Areal CSI. Has Sebring gone Hollywood? The deputy meticulously dusted every plausible surface and came up with a good finger print. As he left, he said if the print is in the system then justice will be swift. Well, you cant get much swifter Approximately six hours later, 12:30 a.m., yes A.M., another deputy arrived with some of my jewelry, not all but I am confident Ill get the rest returned since we know who stole it in the first place. An hour later, 1:30 a.m., yes A.M., another deputy returned with my TVs. He not only placed them where they previously resided, but he quickly hooked them up. Ive told this story to all my friends and everyone is impressed that the Highlands County Sheriffs Office was so prompt, courteous and professional. You are truly appreciated. Thank you. Betsy Shepard Sebring Got a job? Thank a teacher So metimes we wonder if the current focus on teachers as the root of all evil i n the public school system isnt retalia tion from former students with axes to grind.

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C M Y K By CAROLROSENBERG The Miami HeraldMIAMI — If snake venom holds the secret to a long life, then Bill Haast had the magic. The man who mesmerized generations of paying customers from 1947 to 1984 by extracting venom at his Miami Serpentarium as a spine-tingling South Florida attraction is dead. He died of natural causes on Wednesday in Punta Gorda, on Florida’s west coast, where he had made his home. He was 100 years old. Born William E. Haast on Dec. 30, 1910 in Paterson, N.J., he was a South Florida celebrity for surviving successive venomous snakebites. Friday, his wife Nancy put his lifetime tally at 172. The legacy left him immunized, enabling him to donate life-saving blood to 21 victims across the years. All survived, she said. Grainy black-and-white television footage from 1962, now part of the Wolfson Archive, shows a fit, toothy 51-year-old Haast in a hospital recovering from his 79th snake bite — his first ever by a King Cobra. Arare survivor, he declared himself doing “very well, anxious to get back to work.” Why? “I must.” Haast’s passing reminded South Floridians of a certain age of the bygone era when entrepreneurs could set up quirky roadside attractions along Dixie Highway, US 1, to thrill both local school kids and wintering vacationers who fled the cold. “He was a really nice man with a big heart,” said his grand-niece Michelle Haast of Miami. “Not to mention pretty damn smart.” www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 19, 2011Page 5A MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; ff top rhp only Stephenson Nelson ****; 7.444"; 5"; Black; obit page S.A.L.T. to meet Tuesday in LPLAKE PLACID — The Highlands County Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) Council will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday at Southern Lifestyles Assisted Living, 1297 US 27 North in Lake Placid. The meeting, hosted by the Lake Placid Police Department, will begin at 10 a.m. Lake Placid Police Department Chief Phil Williams will speak about internal investigations. The public is invited to attend and there is no charge, however reservations are requested. To reserve a seat at this presentation please contact S.A.L.T. President Janet Tindell at 863-443-0747 or Nell Hays of the Highlands County Sheriff's Office at 402-7369. The S.A.L.T. Council is a part of Triad, which is an organization of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the National Sheriff'’s Association and the AARP. The purpose of this organization is to address the needs of seniors in the community especially as they relate to crime victimization and the fear of crime. S.A.L.T. meetings are held monthly on the third Tuesday at 10 a.m. Locations for the meetings rotate throughout Highlands County. Model Railroad Club meets TuesdaySEBRING — All Sebring Model Railroad Club meets on the third Tuesday of each month (June 21) at 7:30 p.m., at the Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, unless otherwise directed. No meetings are held in July and August. Members build and run an “HO” Garage model railroad layout. Rail-buffs (Foamers) interested in all other model railroad gauges are welcomed. Call Gene Archer at 4520334 or Curtis Petersen, 382-6967.NARFE meets TuesdaySEBRING — NARFE Chapter 288 of Highlands County will meet on Tuesday, June 21, at Homer’s Buffet in Sebring Square at 1 p.m. for lunch. This will be an informal meeting and retired federal employees (and their spouses) are invited to attend.Events at local lodges, postsSEBRING Sebring Elks 1529 will host a Father Day’s Day breakfast from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. The Lodge Activities Committee will be offering a plated meal (scrambled eggs, bacon, biscuits and gravy, sausage, hash browns, French toast, assortment of muffins, fruit salad, orange juice, coffee, etc.). Bring your dad, your friends and fellow Elks. Everyone is welcome. Cost is $7. For more information, call 863-471-3557 The Sebring Moose Lodge will host the following events: Today: Father’s Day breakfast 8-10:30 a.m. Bingo 1 p.m. Sports or NASCAR. Birthday party 5-9 p.m. Music by Loose Change. Monday: Happy hour 3-6 p.m. Texas Hold-em 7-10 p.m. Tuesday: Happy hour 3-6 p.m. Taco night 5-7 p.m. For more information, call 655-3920. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 will host the following events: Today: Beer basted turkey served at 5:30 p.m. for $7. Music to be announced. For more information, call 699-5444. The American Legion Placid Post 25 in Lake Placid will host the following events this week: Today: a roast beef dinner will be served from 4-6 p.m. Tickets: $7 advanced, $9 at the door. Music by Gary and Shirley 5-8 p.m. For more information, call 465-0975. The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will host the following events: Today: Karaoke with Bama Jam 3-6 p.m. Monday: LOOM meeting 6:30 p.m. WOTM meeting 7 p.m. House Committee meeting 6:30 p.m. LOOM general meeting 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 465-0131. Lake Placid Elks Lodge will thank our fathers, and honor our country’s flag for Flag Day today at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge. Brunch will be at 11 a.m., with the Ladies of the Elks presenting our country’s flags in a ceremony to follow. Members and their guests are invited. The American Legion Placid Post 25 in Lake Placid will host the following events: Today: Roast beef dinner 4-6 p.m. Tickets: $7 advanced, $9 at the door. Music by Gary and Shirley 5-8 p.m. For more information, call 465-0975. COMMUNITYBRIEFS JEANNE KAISER Jeanne Marie Kaiser, age 80, of Cumming, Ga., formerly of Lake Placid, Fla., passed away March 30, 2011. Jeanne was preceded in death by he r husband, Leonard C Kaiser, just short of their 60th anniversary; and sister, Kathleen Benvenuti o f Michigan. Survivors include he r daughter and son-in-law, Denise and Paul Frank o f Cumming, Ga.; son, William Kaiser of Sarasota, Fla.; grandchildren, Jennifer, Christopher, William and Victoria; seven great-grandchildren; sisters and brothersin-law, Carolyn and John Kasten of Novato, Calif.; and Dorothy and Frank Gardner o f Lake Placid, Fla.; nieces and nephews. Jeanne was an avid oil painter, taking lessons at the Caladium Co-Op in Lake Placid for years where she was an associate member. Also, she was a member of the Happy Red Hatters of Lake Placid. In her younger years, Jeanne and Leonard were very involved with the Lions Club and the Leader Eye Dogs, both of Rochester, Mich. The memorial service will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church at 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, Fla. on Saturday, June 25, at 11 a.m. Come and celebrate Jeanne’s life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 6500 Sugarloaf Parkway, Suite 260, Duluth, GA30097. LARUE THOMAS Larue Virgil Thomas, 82 o f Sebring, Fla., died June 10, 2011. Visitation will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 20, with services to follow at 11 a.m. at Maranatha Baptist Church. Burial will be at 11:30 am Tuesday at Meadowlawn Memorial Park in Elfers, Fla. Memorials are suggested to ABWE or Gideons International. Condolences to www.morrisfuneralchapel.com Morris Funeral Chapel 307 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring Death noticeBernadette C. Gruhler 99, of Portland, Ore., previously of Sebring died Jan. 11, 2011. Dowden Funeral Home, Sebring, is in charge o f arrangements. OBITUARIES Courtesy photo The Sebring Elks 1529 celebrated Flag Day prior to their Friday night dance on June 10. Pictured are the women who proudly presented the U.S. flags as Flag Day chairperson Betsy Waddell told the history of the progression of flags from the first flag of the nation dated 1775 and called the Liberty Tree Flag to todays Stars & Stripes, which has 50 stars and came into existence in 1960. Not pictured is Kelly Meier, U.S. Navy (retired World War II). Pictured from left are Mary Margaret Staik, Honorary Wave; Jackie Graham, Sgt. 1st Class, U.S. Army; Terri Dickerson, 1st Sergeant, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.); Brenda Walton, Master Gunnery Sgt., USMC (Ret.); Betsy Waddell, HMC, U.S. Navy (Ret). Honoring Flag Day By MITCH STACY Associated PressBONITASPRINGS — Gov. Rick Scott defended his veto of $2 million for citrus disease research to a meeting of the state’s growers Wednesday, saying there are other sources for it within the industry. Growers had lobbied hard for the state money for research into citrus greening, a bacterial disease that could devastate commercial citrus growing in Florida. The veto forced the state citrus commission to shift money from its critical marketing budget and other sources to help pay for research. Scott said he had tough decisions to make when it came to line-item vetoes in his first state budget. He acknowledged that he still didn’t know a lot about the citrus industry but promised growers he would “get up to the speed” on the greening issue. “It’s really just a matter of trying to allocate the dollars as well as you can and trying to pick projects where you think you’re going to get the biggest return,” he told reporters afterward. “My understanding was that there was other funding for greening, but I’m going to continue to look at that because I know it’s an issue for the industry.” Scott also took on another issue that is the talk of the growers’annual meeting this week — a bill that made major changes to the citrus code and industry-governing Florida Citrus Commission. Growers groups had vehemently urged Scott to veto the bill, which they say was pushed through by state Sen. J.D. Alexander, R-Lake Wales, in the last week of the legislative session without proper vetting by the industry. Alexander, however, says the industry was aware of the bill before it was passed. Among other things, the bill includes a cap on state per-box citrus taxes, which fund the marketing activities of the Florida Department of Citrus, and increases legislative oversight of the department and its $54.7 million budget. It also reduces the number of commissioners from 12 to nine and ends their terms July 1 so Scott can appoint his own commissioners. Critics have complained that the restructuring reduces growers’representation on the board. On Tuesday, Scott reappointed seven of the current commissioners and two new ones, including Michael W. Haycock, vice president of operations for Tropicana Products. Reacting to growers’questions Wednesday, Scott said he and Alexander are willing to sit down with industry representatives to hear their concerns about the bill and other issues. “(The bill) made progress on where the citrus commission should go, but there are always areas where you can improve,” Scott said. Commissioner Martin McKenna, one of the commissioners reappointed by Scott, acknowledged that flap over the bill the last month “hasn’t been pleasant.” “I think it’s had the impact of drawing our industry closer together,” said commissioner Jesse “Jay” Clark, who was also reappointed by Scott. “We realize the significance and importance of being united and having a voice in Tallahassee with our political leaders up there.” Scott defends veto of money for citrus research Florida snake expert dies at 100 Martial Arts 2x3 00008893 Stephenson-Nelson 4x5 00009426

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C M Y K By KATE BRUMBACK Associated PressATLANTA— Federal immigration authorities said Friday they’re changing the way they enforce immigration policies in an effort to focus on the most serious criminals and to give government field attorneys more discretion. Many of the changes were prompted by concerns from local law enforcement agencies and communities, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton said Friday during a conference call with reporters. “We’re listening to those concerns and addressing them head-on and directly today,” he said. Some changes will be made to the Secure Communities program, which enables local law enforcement to share fingerprint information with federal agencies to be checked against the FBI criminal database and against immigration databases. The program is a critical tool for law enforcement agencies but needs to be tweaked to “do a better job of ensuring that the program is more focused on targeting those that pose the biggest risk to communities,” Morton said. Critics have said Secure Communities can discourage immigrants from reporting crimes and can lead to the deportation of people who haven’t been convicted of any crime. Several states have declined to participate. Anew policy directs ICE officers and attorneys to use appropriate discretion to make sure victims and witnesses to crimes are not put into deportation proceedings. Morton says he’s also creating an advisory committee on changing Secure Communities to focus on serious criminals. Afirst report, due within 45 days, will provide recommendations on how to avoid deporting people who are charged with, but not convicted of, minor traffic offenses if they have no other criminal history or serious immigration violations. The agency has also revised its detainer form to emphasize the current guidelines that local authorities aren’t to keep any person for more than 48 hours on an immigration hold alone. The detainer form is a document ICE sends to local jurisdictions to signal potentially deportable people to the agency. ICE has also worked with the Department of Homeland Security’s civil rights and civil liberties division to develop a new training program on implementing Secure Communities for state and local law enforcement agencies. Crystal Williams, executive director of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, said creation of an advisory panel suggests ICE is listening to critics. “There was enough said to make me think this may be more than window dressing,” she said. “Everything remains to be seen, but the thinking is in the right direction. Attorneys at the association’s annual meeting in San Diego said the more significant development was new guidelines on whom to target for deportation, giving field attorneys and agents more latitude to leave some people alone. Critics have complained that government lawyers have been compelled to cast too wide a net. “It’s going to empower (the field attorneys) to be able to make the right decisions and do the right thing,” said Cleveland attorney David Leopold. Having been in the United States a long time and having family in the country are factors that government attorneys may consider when deciding who to leave alone, said Laura Lichter, a Denver immigration attorney who was briefed by ICE on the new rules. Acriminal record or a history of immigration violations would weigh in favor of deportation. Lichter likened the new rules to instructing a police force to go after bank robbers instead of jaywalkers. “This is all very commonsense,” she said. Several immigrant rights and civil liberties groups said the changes were encouraging but not enough. “These changes are nowhere near sufficient to address the well-documented problems with the Secure Communities program that has, thus far, torn apart countless families across the country by funneling people into a detention and deportation system rife with abuse,” said Andrea Black, Executive Director of Detention Watch Network, a coalition of organizations and individuals. “The flaws with Secure Communities run so deep that the only solution is termination of the program.” The governors o f Massachusetts, Illinois and New York have said thei r states will not participate in the program. The offices o f each of those three governors did not immediately respond to requests for commen t Friday afternoon. Cities and municipalities in other parts of the country have also declined to participate. The Department o f Homeland Security’s acting inspector general Charles Edwards said last week he would begin a review of the program in August rathe r than later as originally planned. He said the review will determine the extent to which Immigration and Customs Enforcement uses Secure Communities to find and deport immigrants who are dangerous criminals. Immigration officials check fingerprints of all people booked in local jails to find immigrants to deport. California Democratic Rep. Zoe Lofgren had asked the inspector general to investigate whethe r Homeland Security employees lied to the public, local governments and Congress about Secure Communities after reviewing thousands o f federal emails made public. Lofgren’s office declined to comment on the changes Friday, saying the staff hadn’t had a chance to thoroughly review them. Page 6ANews-SunSunday, June 19, 2011www.newssun.com COUNTRY CLUB REALTY; 7.444"; 12"; Black plus three; process, main, open house employment contract with the city. Instead, the suit claims that Rowan, “following proper procedures, did report to the State Attorney’s office several acts which constituted reasonable suspicion or probable cause to believe that City Councilors and some city employees had violated the criminal laws of the State of Florida.” The suit further says that Rowan participated in some of the resulting investigations, under the guidance and advice of the State Attorney’s office, and that the only complaints filed against Rowan were submitted by city council members, including those (and one city employee) who were under investigation. The suit says, “The motive of the city in suspending Chief Rowan is because he reported those allegations to the State Attorney, and because he participated in the investigation of one or more of these matters.” Because he was suspended without pay, Rowan is protected as a whistleblower under Florida Statute 112.3187, the suit alleges. Rowan’s suit further claims that the city took retaliatory action against Rowan because he “disclosed information to an appropriate agency alleging improper use of governmental office by a public officer, or employee. “The retaliation is in the adverse actions taken against Chief Rowan by suspending him, and suspending him without pay.” By not providing for an administrative remedy for “these improper acts, he is, and has been, damaged by the acts of the city.” Due to a family illness, Rowan’s lawyer, Robert H. Grizzard II, is out of state and unavailable for comment. The News-Sun reached out to the members of the city council early Friday afternoon. Schuler said she had not heard about the lawsuit. “It’s a little too sensitive a subject right now,” Terry Heston said. “I want to wait and see what happens next.” Deputy Mayor Brenda Gray also said she did not know about the suit, nor did council member Parke Sutherland. Sutherland, however, said as a lawyer he was sure issues could be resolved without a lawsuit, and that “the city will likely prevail.” Paul Miller was not at home for comment. Interim City Manager Julian Deleon also said he had not heard about the suit. “I haven’t received the specifics,” he said, turning down an opportunity for comment. Continued from 1A Rowan sues city 9.4 percent recorded in April. Statewide, there was also a tenth of a percent rise to 10.5 percent while the national rate remained steady at 8.7 percent. According to Roger Hood, executive director of the Region 19 office, out of a labor force of 70,586, there were 6,711 unemployed residents in the region. The Heartland Workforce region lost 167 jobs this year, according to Hood’s report. Industries gaining jobs over the year were natural resources and mining, which added 369 jobs; government, adding 300 jobs; leisure and hospitality, which picked up 155 jobs; and manufacturing which increased 105 jobs. The greatest job losses were trade, transportation and utilities, down 406 jobs; construction, down 233 jobs; professional and business services, which lost 197 jobs; and education and health services with 172 jobs lost. Continued from page 1A Unemployment edges up MCT Scott Hamelin, left, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent watches an Escondido, Calif., Police gang investigator handcuff Salvador Santoya Juarez, an illegal Mexican immigrant with a long rap-sheet. ICE announces changes to immigration enforcement Country Club Realty 4x12 color 00009508

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 19, 2011Page 7A CENTRAL SECURITY; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus two; red & yellow, 6/5/11 DUMMY 09; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main a, 06/19/11 Warren’s Auto Sales 3x10.5 color 00009544 Dummy 3x10.5 color 00009427 Central Security 3x5 color 00009046 dem finished a “hasty search” for IEDs. There were no American casualties in the battle. Cartwright and Isaac are part of the Engineer Canine Company of the 5th Engineer Battalion, a unique company of valiant soldiers stationed at Missouri’s Fort Leonard Wood. Along with their dogs, handlers deploy individually to combat theaters to support units across the military that are deemed to be at high risk of IED attacks. “It’s pretty much just you and your dog,” the Alabama native said of deploying overseas. “You go by yourself and you don’t know anybody.” While training Isaac was “fun,” knowing the risks they would face together in battle heightened the stakes. “I have no issues going to work every day because I love my job, but when you are deployed, it changes things up a little bit,” the soldier explained. “These are real IEDs — real explosives — and everything else is out of the picture.” Cartwright said he and Isaac found 28 improvised explosive devices during their year together in Afghanistan, saving countless Americans and Afghans from being killed or wounded. Today, one 40-pound homemade bomb, which was wired to a mortar round, sticks out in the sergeant’s mind. “The Taliban (plants) IEDs around schools and hospitals so villagers can’t access them,” Cartwright said. “There was a school, and we went to check it. “Within 20 minutes, we get to a bridge, and Isaac lets me know that there is some kind of explosive that he detected,” he continued. “I told everyone behind us to stop and get down.” Isaac was closest to the bomb, and the dog’s odds of living were probably about 50-50. “The dangerous part about calling your dog off is that I’m thinking he’s going to step on a pressure plate,” Cartwright said. “But I called him back to me, took care of him and secured him.” Aheroic explosive ordnance disposal team was called to the area and subsequently disabled the device. Without this soldier and his dog, though, they never would have known where to look. “You have guys coming up to you and patting you on the back and wanting to play with Isaac,” Cartwright said. “They are saying, ‘We appreciate it, we’ve lost so many guys from IEDs — you probably saved my life or someone else in my platoon.’ “It’s a good feeling.” Seizing the chance to save even more fellow troops from the biggest post-9/11 threat to their safety, Sgt. Jason Cartwright will soon head back to Afghanistan. But he won’t be alone. “I couldn’t imagine going back without my dog,” he said. “We have a special rapport and special bond; I know I trust that dog, and that dog trusts me.” To find out more about Tom Sileo, or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. Continued from page 2A Photo courtesy Sgt. Jason Cartwrigh t Sgt. Jason Cartwright and his Army dog, Isaac, saved numerous lives while in Afghanistan searching for IEDs. Dog proves to be trusted comrade for solider in war zone By MANUELVALDES A ssociated PressSEATTLE — Colton Harris-Moore gained authority-mocking, cult status as he ran from the law for two years in stolen boats, cars and planes. Now, he faces years in prison. The young Washington state man dubbed the “Barefoot Bandit” for a cross-country his crime spree pleaded guilty Friday to seven felony charges, ranging from stealing an aircraft to possessing a firearm. “We’re here today to say that Mr. HarrisMoore’s flight from justice has ended,” U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan said after the hearing. He will “spend a significant time in prison and will not make one dime from his crimes.” Under a plea agreement, Harris-Moore would forfeit any future earnings from movie, book, or other deals from selling his story. Earnings would be used to pay off the $1.4 million in restitution he owes to his many victims. Harris-Moore could receive between 514and 612years in prison when he’s sentenced in October, defense attorney John Henry Browne said. After 2-year run, Barefoot Bandit faces years in prison

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C M Y K Page 8ANews-SunSunday, June 19, 2011www.newssun.com Orchid Hill Stable PP; 5.542"; 5"; Black; main a top, 11 of 16 EDWARD JONES/ED BURNSIDE***; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; main a, 06/19/11 “I have loved every minute of it,” McCollum said before the show Friday night. “The cast is phenomenal. I’ve been so thrilled.” She was surprised to find audiences very responsive. “This is not a comedy,” McCollum said, “It’s a straight drama, and a period piece on top of that, but the audiences have been wonderful.” McCollum added that one of the reasons the cast did so well was because the older, more experienced actors helped the younger ones along. Heather Cribbs, in her first main stage HLTproduction, played Amy, the baby of the family; Heather Boyce, who is actually a teacher at Lake Placid Elementary School, played Beth, a teen and next to the youngest; Lyndsey Reck, who first appeared on the HLTstage at the age of 6 in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”, played Jo, whom Alcott fashioned after herself; and Kaity Zelenenki played Meg the eldest sister. Other cast members were Jennifer Westergom, Ellen Lemos, Brenda Hippchen, Justin Pratt, Alan Grossman, Jonathan Lambright and Bob Hippchen. The final play for the 2010-2011 season is “The Secret Garden,” which will run from Aug. 19 through Sept. 4. But other shows are planned before that. On July 16 and 17, HLT presents “Murder in Black and White,” an interactive evening where “you never know what is going to happen next,” said Linda Wells, whose husband Allan Grossman is directing. “It’s listed as a courtroom drama, but it has a twist.” The cast is made up from a sub-troupe within the HLT family — the Who Dun Its. In addition to the fun of the play, Chef Mack from The Palms, is preparing a heavy array of hors d’oevres for the evening performance at 7 p.m. Saturday, and a dessert buffet for the Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. “Murder in Black and White” is a major fundraiser for HLTand will help finance other productions. To make the evening more fun, costume prizes will be awarded to audience members who dress for show, wearing all black or all white, or some balance in between. No reds, purples or puce please. Call the box office, 3822525 for more information. Continued from page 1A Little Women wrapping up successful run at HLT Orchid Hill 3x5 00009420 Edward Jones 3x10.5 00009505 Associated Press WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama is fond of saying there’s no magic to her being first lady. She didn’t come from a wealthy or well-connected family. She came from the South Side of Chicago and is a descendant of slaves. But she says it’s a passion for an education that she and President Barack Obama shared and a willingness to work hard that helped them become successful. It’s a message that young leaders in Africa soon will hear when Mrs. Obama makes her second solo trip abroad as first lady, visiting South Africa and Botswana this coming week. “In so many ways, I see myself in you all. And I want you to see yourselves in me,” she recently told Washington high school students, hoping to inspire them with her personal story. The weeklong visit, beginning with the first lady’s arrival Monday in Johannesburg, is intended to improve relations between the U.S. and Africa and promote youth engagement, education, health and wellness. In the centerpiece speech of the trip, she will appear Wednesday before a U.S.sponsored forum of young women leaders from subSaharan Africa. The president is not going, but Mrs. Obama will be j oined by her daughters, Malia and Sasha, as well as her mother, Marian Robinson, and a niece and nephew, Leslie and Avery Robinson. Her family will j oin her on most outings, probably exposing her daughters to more of the media spotlight than they’re used to. It was during her first solo trip outside the U.S., to Mexico in April 2010, that the first lady started an effort to encourage young people to become involved in their communities and countries and not shy away from trying to solve persistent global problems. The youth population outside the U.S. is growing fast, with young people ages 15 to 24 making up 20 percent of the world’s population. “The fact is is that responsibility for meeting the defining challenges of our time will soon fall to all of you,” Mrs. Obama told thousands of university students in Mexico City. “Soon, the world will be looking to your generation to make the discoveries and to build the industries that will fuel our prosperity and ensure our well-being for decades to come.” That message is likely to resonate in a place such as South Africa, where two of three residents are younger than 30, said Jennifer Cooke, an Africa scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington think tank. Botswana is a regular stop for U.S. officials. Well governed, it is considered one of Africa’s best functioning democracies, Cooke said. Many of the stops on Mrs. Obama’s trip will highlight South Africa’s past under apartheid, the system of white-minority rule. She’ll also pay tribute to the legacy of Nelson Mandela, who spent 27 years in prison for his role in the anti-apartheid movement. He later became South Africa’s first elected black president. The size of Mrs. Obama’s traveling party is sure to invite comparisons to her vacation last August in Spain with Sasha and friends. The five-day trip to Spain’s Costa del Sol stoked a bit of a firestorm about the wisdom of taking a glamorous trip with such economic hurt at home and raised speculation about who was paying the bill. Attempting to head off similar criticism this time, the White House said Mrs. Obama is allowed to bring guests with her on the plane because she’s on official U.S. business, as the president is allowed on his official trips. All other costs regarding her family are to be paid for privately. Mrs. Obama’s visit opens Tuesday in Pretoria, the South African capital, at a meeting with Nompumelelo Ntuli-Zuma, one of President Jacob Zuma’s three wives, at his official residence. Zuma was scheduled to be out of the country. Back in Johannesburg, Mrs. Obama meets with Mandela’s wife, Graca Machel, and tours the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Apartheid Museum. Ameeting between America’s first black first lady and the 92-year-old former president is hoped for but remained in doubt, given his fragile health. Mandela had an acute respiratory infection in late January that led to a two-day hospital stay. He retired from public life after leaving office in 1999 after one term, but remains a larger-than-life figure in his country and around the world. Obama delivers her speech Wednesday at the Regina Mundi Church in the black township of Soweto. Michelle Obama aiming to inspire African youth MCT First Lady Michelle Obama will be making her second trip to Africa this week. Associated Press WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says being a dad is sometimes his hardest job, but also the most rewarding. Just ahead of Father’s Day, the president devoted his Saturday radio and Internet address to fatherhood. He talked about growing up without a dad, his own failings as a father and the values he hopes to teach his daughters Malia, 12, and Sasha, 10. He described the responsibilities that all fathers have to their children and said his administration is trying to help during tough economic times and long deployments for U.S. troops. The president spoke of helping to coach Sasha’s basketball team. “In the end, that’s what being a parent is all about — those precious moments with our children that fill us with pride and excitement for their future; the chances we have to set an example or offer a piece of advice; the opportunities to just be there and show them that we love them.” Obama, who was raised largely by his grandparents in Hawaii after his father left when Obama was very young, also talked about what he wishes he’d done differently. “I felt his absence. And I wonder what my life would have been like had he been a greater presence,” the president said. “That’s why I’ve tried so hard to be a good dad for my own children. I haven’t always succeeded, of course — in the past, my job has kept me away from home more often than I liked, and the burden of raising two young girls would sometimes fall too heavily on Michelle.” The president said he’s learned that what children need most is their parents’ time and a structure tha t instills self-discipline and responsibility, noting tha t even in the White House, Malia and Sasha do thei r chores and walk the dog. “Above all, children need our unconditional love,” the president said, “whether they succeed or make mistakes; when life is easy and when life is tough.” Republicans used thei r weekly address to call fo r progress on pacts to expand trade with South Korea, Panama and Colombia. Pres. Obama: Being a dad is sometimes my hardest job

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 19, 2011Page 9A GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; main, windows AMERICAN GOLF CARTS; 7.444"; 4"; Black; main a, p/u 06/12 BUSINESS If you – or one of your kids – recently graduated from college or high school, congratulations on successfully navigating the twists and turns of the education system. You don’t need me to tell you what a challenging, rewarding and expensive road it has been. But, as someone who’s learned a few financial lessons the hard way, I would like to share a few steps you can take now to ensure you’ll start the next chapter of life on sound economic footing. First, live within your means. Unless you sailed through college on a full scholarship, you’re probably already saddled with thousands of dollars in student loan debt. (If you’re about to enter college, avoiding future loan debt is something to keep in mind.) If you don’t already have a budget, start one now. Many free budgeting tools are available online at sites such as MyMoney.gov, the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (www.nfcc.org), and Practical Money Skills for Life (www.practicalmoneyskills.com/ budgeting), a free personal financial management program run by Visa Inc. Speaking of student loans, here are a few repayment tips: Most federal loans offer grace periods before repayment must begin, but many private loans do not. Carefully review your loan documents to see where you stand. Ask if your lender will reduce the interest rate if you agree to automatic monthly payments or after you’ve made a certain number of ontime payments. If you anticipate repayment difficulties, contact your lender immediately to try and work out an agreement to defer payments, extend the loan’s term or refinance at a lower rate. Many people with federal loans who are low-income, unemployed or working at low-paying, “public service” jobs in education, government or nonprofits qualify for income-based repayment, where monthly payments are capped relative to adjusted gross income, family size and state of residence. To learn more, visit www.studentaid.ed.gov/ibr. Many people don’t realize the impact their credit score has on their financial future until after it’s been seriously damaged from making late payments, bouncing checks, opening too many accounts or exceeding credit limits. This can haunt you later when you try to borrow money for a house or car, rent an apartment or apply for a job. Find out where you stand by ordering credit reports from each major credit bureau – Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. You can order one free credit report per year from each bureau from www.annualcreditreport.com; otherwise you’ll pay a small fee. To learn more about the importance of understanding and improving your credit score, visit What’s My Score (www.whatsmyscore.org), a financial literacy program for young adults run by Visa Inc. It features a free, downloadable workbook called Money 101: ACrash Course in Better Money Management, a free tool to estimate your FICO credit score and “Welcome to the Real World” money guides on topics such as student loan repayment, finding a job and budgeting. You’ve worked hard to earn your degree; now put it to work for you. Just make sure you don’t sabotage your efforts by starting out on the wrong financial footing. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. Financial advice for graduates Personal Finance Jason Alderman Special to the News-SunSEBRING –“Starting Your Business” is a free seminar presented by the Small Business Development Center at University of South Florida. It will be held on Wednesday, June 29 at South Florida Community College Corporate and Continuing Education Room T05 from 2-4:30 p.m. The seminar is designed for persons thinking of starting a small business or who have started a business and want to make sure they did it correctly. Licenses, marketing, entity selection, and business planning are among the items discussed. The seminar will be presented by David Noel, Certified Business Analyst with the SBDC. Seating is limited, so call Noel at 7847378 to reserve a seat in the seminar or for further information. New business seminar scheduled Associated PressNEWYORK — Aprivate research group said the economy is rebounding from its spring slump and should grow modestly through the fall. The Conference Board said Friday that its index of leading economic indicators rose 0.8 percent last month. That’s an improvement from April, when the index dropped 0.4 percent — the first decline since June 2010. Astring of declines would indicate that a recession was coming. The May report was the largest increase since February. Eight of the 10 measures the Conference Board uses to calculate the index increased. In April, only four showed improvement. The brighter reading suggests the economy will regain some of the momentum it lost this spring, when high gas prices cut into consumer spending and businesses pulled back on hiring. Conference Board economist Ken Goldstein cautioned that growth will be “choppy” through summer and fall, a point echoed by other economists. The housing market remains weak. And even though there has been some relief in recent weeks from the high gas and food costs, prices remain elevated. “We don’t think the economy is going to come roaring back and replace all the lost jobs,” said Tim Quinlan, aWells Fargo economist. He predicted “slow growth for the foreseeable future” — about a 2.5 percent quarterly pace for the rest of year. That’s an improvement from the 1.8 percent rate he expects for the April-June period. Helping lift the index in May: — The Federal Reserve’s policies to help support financial markets. — Ajump in building permits, which signal future construction. — An increase in consumer confidence as gas prices fell. — Fewer people applying for unemployment benefits. But even with those improvements, the unemployment rate rose last month to 9.1 percent and the housing market continued to struggle. The rise in building permits was encouraging. But economists say the pace of home construction last month was far below the 1.2 million homes per year that must be built to sustain a healthy housing market. Many credit-strapped builders are struggling to compete with low-priced foreclosures. The number of people applying for unemployment benefits fell from an eightmonth high of 478,000 in April. Still, it has been above 400,000 for 10 straight weeks. Economists say a level below 375,000 suggests sustainable job growth. Gas prices have come down after peaking at a national average of nearly $4 a gallon in early May. The national average was nearly $3.67 per gallon on Friday, but it is still almost a dollar more than consumers paid one year ago. Higher gas prices have left consumers with less money to spend on discretionary goods, such as appliances, vacations, and furniture, which tend to drive economic growth. As a result, U.S. factories are producing fewer goods. Supply disruptions stemming from the Japan crises have also hampered U.S. manufacturers, leading to a shortage of auto and electronic parts produced overseas. Weaker data this spring have led many economists to cut their growth expectations for the year. Economists recently surveyed by The Associated Press predicted that the economy would grow at a 2.6 percent annual rate, down from an estimate of 2.9 percent in April. Leading indicators rise, point to slow economic growth Associated PressNEWYORK — The parent of Kmart stores is laying off 700 employees working in Kmart’s appliance departments as it changes how the stores sell refrigerators, ovens and other appliances. Kmart spokesman Chris Brathwaite says the move will allow customers to check out appliances at any register rather than going to a dedicated register for appliances. But there also won’t be any specialized appliance-only staff people on hand near appliances. Instead, all Kmart staffers are being trained to answer questions about appliances. There will also be a 1800 number customers can call for help. The moves affect appliance specialists in 225 stores. Kmart had expanded the number of stores with appliance departments to 1,300 stores from 270 stores in February. Kmart, which is part of Sears Holdings Corp., employs about 100,000 staffers overall. 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All potential BIDDERS are encouraged attend this meeting. Submit o n e e ( 1 ) ) o r i g i n a l l a n d d t h r e e e ( 3 ) ) c o p i e s of your bid form, bid security, and other required data in a sealed envelope and marked with the bid number and name so as the 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 : 0 0 0 P M , T h u r s d a y , J u l y y 2 1 S T , 2 0 1 1 1 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 either or both of the above meetings. BIDDERS submitting responses must submit bids on all work to receive consideration. A Bid Bond or Cashier's Check in an amount of five percent (5%) of the bid must be included on bids over $100,000.00. If the successful bid is greater than $200,000.00, a Public Construction Bond will be required. An Irrevocable Letter of Credit may be considered in lieu of the Public Construction Bond depending on its verbiage. Bid must be accompanied by evidence of BIDDER'S qualifications to do business in the State of Florida, in accordance with F.S. 489. The principal features of the Project are: To provide all labor, materials, and equipment to construct the COLLEGE DR / MEMORIAL DR MULTI-USE PATH. The work consists of installing approximately 21,220 linear feet of 8' multi-use path, roadside swales and various drainage structures. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners (HCBCC / COUNTY) 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 Mrs. Melissa Bruns, AD A Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: m b r u n s @ h c b c c o r g 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: w w w h c b c c n e t June 19, 26, 2011 1055HighlandsCounty Legals 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, 2011IN 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, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 10-918-GCS FLORIDA KEYS HOLDING COMPANY, Plaintiff, v. HENRY HERRO, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Decree of Foreclosure entered in the above-entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: PARCEL 1: The East 175.5 feet of the West 497 feet of Parcel C, Spring Lake Village VI, according tot eh plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 21, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida; PARCEL 2: The East 130.5 feet of the West 321.5 feet of Parcel C, Spring Lake Village VI, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 21, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida; PARCEL 3: Parcel C LESS the Westerly 497 feet thereof, Spring Lake Village VI, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 21, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room of the Basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m., on July 20, 2011. Signed this 14th day of June, 2011. (Seal) BOB GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, a no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this Notice of Hearing; if you are IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001312 DIVISION: BANKUNITED, Plaintiff, vs. JAMES KASPAR, SR. A/K/A JAMES KASPER, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 13, 2011, and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-001312 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which BankUnited, is the Plaintiff and Joan E. Kaspar a/k/a Joan Kasper a/k/a Joan E. Kasper, James Kaspar, Sr. a/k/a James Kasper, Leisure Lakes Property Owners' Association, Inc., 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 20th day of July, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: ALL OF LOT 27, BLOCK 167, LEISURE LAKES, SECTION 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 29, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000054 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. PEDRO PEREZ, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated April 11, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000054 of the Circuit Court of the PUBLIC MEETING NOTICEHeartland Workforce will hold their usual quarterly meeting of the Executive Board and the Board of Directors on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at 1:30 pm at South Florida Community College, 2968 Hwy 17, Wauchula, FL. Persons interested in attending should arrive no later than 1:25 pm. For more information see agenda posted on the Heartland Workforce website at www.hwib.org June 19, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 09-000782-GCS BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, Plaintiff, vs. CARMEN M. MIRANDA, et. al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 13, 2011, and entered in Case No. 09-000782-GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., is a Plaintiff and CARMEN M. MIRANDA, MANOR HILL OWNER'S A SSOCIATION, INC, GOLFVIEW TOWNHOMES ASSOCIATION, INC, are the Defendants. Robert Germaine as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY A SSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 AT 11:00 A.M. on July 20, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE SOUTH UNIT OF A TRIPLEX LOCATED ON LOT 36, BLOCK 250, UNIT 13 OF SUN'N LAKES ESTATES OF SEBRING. SAID UNIT 13 OF SUN'N LAKES ESTATES OF SEBRING BEING RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 71, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. SAID UNIT OF THE TRIPLEX BEING FURTHER DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF SAID LOT 36, BLOCK 250; THENCE RUN N 82 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Civil Action File No: 10-1289 GCS BANK OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, vs. LUIS DEL VALLE and SANDRA DEL VALLE, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Luis Del Valle Sandra Del Valle 959 Tivoli Court Naples, Florida 34104 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for breach of contract has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Paul W. Burke, the plaintiff's attorney, his address is Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP, 880 W. Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA 30309, on or before July 15, 2011; and file the original with the clerk of this Court either before service on the plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for relief demanded in the complaint. Dated June 6, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk June 19, 26, 2011 1050Legals 1050Legals 1050Legals 1050Legals 1050Legals 1000 AnnouncementsDEGREES 2 MINUTES 42 SECONDS W, A DISTANCE OF 33.26' ALONG THE SOUTH PROPERTY LINE OF SAID LOT 36, BLOCK 250; THENCE RUN N 7 DEGREES 57 MINUTES 18 SECONDS E, A DISTANCE OF 17.63' TO THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE SOUTH UNIT OF A TRIPLEX, SAID CORNER BEING THE P.O.B.; THENCE RUN N 85 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 14 SECONDS W, A DISTANCE 38.2'; THENCE RUN N 4 DEGREES 5 MINUTES 46 SECONDS, A DISTANCE OF 26.02' TO A POING IN THE CENTER OF THE COMMON WALL; THENCE RUN S 85 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 14 SECONDS E, A DISTANCE OF 45.5; THROUGH THE CENTER OF THE COMMON WALL; THENCE RUN S 4 DEGREES 5 MINUTES 46 SECONDS W, A DISTANCE OF 13.4' THENCE RUN N 85 DEGREES 54 MINUTES 14 SECONDS W, A DISTANCE OF 7.3' THENCE RUN S 4 DEGREES 5 MINUTES 46 SECONDS W, A DISTANCE OF 12.8' TO THE P.O.B. TOGETHER WITH AN EXCLUSIVE EASEMENT FOR THE YARD FOR THE SOUTH UNIT AS DESCRIBED IN THE TRIPLEX COVENANTS AND RESTRICTIONS SUN'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, LOT 36, BLOCK 250, UNIT 13, RECORDED ON MARCH 26, 1987, IN OFFICIAL RECORDS BOOK 937, AT PAGE 396, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 13th day of June, 2011. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk Dated this 13th day of June, 2011. IMPORTANT In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO NEEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR(863)534-4690, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL TDD (863)534-7777 OR FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE) 711. June 19, 26, 2011 TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and PEDRO PEREZ; ABIGAIL PEREZ; HIGHLANDS COUNTY; are the Defendants, I 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 20th day of July, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 18, BLOCK 25, SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES, SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3308 AUSTIN STREET, 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 sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on June 13, 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 F10000607 NMNC-FHA-Team 1 **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 19, 26, 2011 A/K/A 1059 LAKE CARRIE DRIVE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 13th day of June, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Albertelli Law Attorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 TG-10-54780 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this (describe notice); if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. To file response please contact Highlands County Clerk of Court, 590 S. 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C M Y K Page 12ANews-Sun Sunday, June 19, 2010www.newssun.co m 2 FULLtime Preschool Teachers needed in Lake Placid for August 2011. DCF training & CDA desired. Apply: 500 East Interlake Blvd. Lake Placid, Fl. A pplications online: www.rcma.org/employment.asp RCMA is an EEO/AAE 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentCHECK 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 y our ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us: 385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING INVITATION TO BID (ITB) The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for: I I T B B 1 1 0 4 7 7 W A T E R W A Y Y M A R K E R R R E P L A C E M E N T T P R O J E C T T N o . 1 0 0 3 7 Specifications may be obtained by downloading from our website: www.hcbcc.net or by contacting: Danielle Gilbert, Assistant Director, Highlands County Assistant Director General Services/Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33875-5803 Phone: 863-402-6524, E-Mail: dgilbert@hcbcc.org A N O N M A N D A T O R Y Y P r e B i d d m e e t i n g g w i l l l b e e h e l d d a t t 1 0 : 0 0 0 A M . o n n J u n e e 3 0 , 2 0 1 1 in the Engineering Conference Room, 505 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. All potential bidders are encouraged attend this meeting. S u b m i t t o n e e ( 1 ) ) o r i g i n n a l l a n d d t h r e e e ( 3 ) ) c o p i e s of your bid form, bid security, and other required data in a sealed envelope and marked with the bid number and name so as the 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 : 0 0 0 P M , T h u r s d a y , J u l y y 1 4 t h , 2 0 1 1 1 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 either or both of the above meetings. Highlands County Local Preference Policy will apply to the award of this bid. Vendors submitting responses must submit bids on all work to receive consideration. A Bid Bond or Cashier's Check in an amount of five percent (5%) of the bid must be included on bids over $100,000.00. If the successful bid is greater than $200,000.00, a Public Construction Bond will be required. Bid must be accompanied by evidence of bidder's qualifications to do business in the State of Florida, in accordance with F.S. 489. The principal features of the Project are: Provide all labor, materials, and equipment to remove existing signs (including piles) at 177 locations, and to install 100 new signs (including piles) and one new buoy in the following water bodies: Lake Grassy, Lake June, Lake Carrie, Lake Josephine, Little Lake Jackson Canal, Lake Istokpoga, and Arbuckle Creek. Signs and buoy will be provided by OWNER for CONTRACTOR installation. All materials and hardware needed for the construction and installation (including treated timber piles) shall be supplies by the CONTRACTOR. Removed signs and piles shall be delivered to the OWNER. All workmanship and materials shall meet the requirements of the Florida Uniform Waterway Marker System in accordance with Chapter 327 of the Florida Statutes and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's "Waterway Marker Standards", and shall be in compliance with all permits issued. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners (HCBCC / COUNTY) 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 Mrs. Melissa Bruns, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: m b r u n s @ h c b c c o r g 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: w w w w h c b c c n e t June 19, 26, 2011 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsProfessional services directory 5x21.5 00008914 HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERSGENERAL 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 A XLE SEMI TRUCKSpecifications 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 CommissionersPurchasing Department Highlands County, Florida Website: www.hcbcc.net June 12, 19, 2011 ***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ***************************************** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, June 19, 2010Page 13 A GRAND MARQUISGS Mercury '97. 4 dr. 52,600 mi., 8 cyl. 4.6L. White. All power. Grey interior, cold A/C. Runs Great. Very clean. $3900. Call Tom 863-441-1326 1995 GMCSafari Cargo Van. Mechanic's special, 6cyl, Automatic. Good Tires. $800 obo SOLD!!! 9450Automotive for Sale 9000 TransportationTERRY 27'Fifth Wheel Camper, Sleeps 6. 10' slide out. $7000.obo. Call 863-453-0037. 8400RecreationalVehicles 8000 RecreationLIFT CHAIRLarge All Leather, only 3 months old. Very Nice! $750 863-382-2016 or Cell 863-214-4202 7560Medical Supplies& Equipment PUPPIES AKCGolden Retriever. Blonde. Health cert. Parents on premises. 8 weeks old. $975. Call 863-634-2395NOTICEFlorida 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 & Supplies VACUUM -bagless upright, reconditioned & completely cleaned, New belt & works like new. $25 863-402-2285 BOOKS -Paperback / Western 30 for $10. 863-699-0352 BIRD BATH/ Cement $10 863-699-0352 10" POWERmiter box / Delta / blade resharpened. Older but works excellent. $50 863-402-2285 7310Bargain BuysSEWING MACHINEBaby Lock Quest Plus. 2 yr. old, extension table, 15 feet, built in walking foot. Like New. $750. Firm. SOLD!!!! 7300Miscellaneous 7180FurnitureCOMPUTER $350.Call for details. 863-382-3226 7140Computers& Supplies 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 AVON 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 LAKE PLACID2/BR, 2/BA, Lg. tiled floor, Apt / Duplex. Washer / Dryer, screened porch. Excellent Conditio n. Includes water. $500 monthly plus 1 mo. security. 954-695-8348 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 PARK**** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 SEBRING -1BR, 1BA. Fresh paint. Includes water. $395 / mo. Call Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING 2/1Newly Remodeled. $425. per mo. Call for details. 863-381-0357 or 863-446-2838. 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsSEBRING 2/1Mobile Home. Quiet neighborhood. $425. + first/last. Call 863-471-2063 5150Mobile HomesFor RentPALM HARBORHOMES RED TAG SALE Over 10 stock units must go Save up to 35K! 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 EstatePIZZA &WING Franchise available. Dine-in and/or Delivery. Call 800-310-8848 3050BusinessOpportunities 3000 FinancialCNA &HHA Certified. Loving & compassionate woman will care for your loved ones. Bathing, house keeping, meals, errands, and most of all companionship. Call Joyce at 863-991-0029 leave message. 2300Work Wanted TEACHERS NEEDEDfor Pre K & K classes at a Christian Private School. Full time. Call 863-443-2344 SEEKING RADIOLOGYTech. Min. 3 yr. exp. Please email resume to: officetalent@yahoo.com or fax it to 863-471-2565. 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.NOW 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 MOTIVATED !Individual needed for full time General Secretary/Receptionist position with Law Practice. Needs to be able to work independently, and be extremely organized with attention to details. Excellent computer and communication skills are required. Send reply to Box 104, The News-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring FL,33870 HOME CAREAGENCY NOW HIRING RN, LPN, CNA Homecare Exp. preferred, willing to train the right person/Geriatrics Exp. required. Competitive Salary/Per Diem Rates Excellent Benefits for Full time Please fax resume Attn: Barbara @ (863) 401-8199 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. V isit www.southflorida.edu/hr for full requirements. (863)784-7132. EA/EO 2100Help Wantedcross country 3x10.5 00009423 dummy page designer 2x4 00008865Northgate /Highpoin t 1x3 00009055ad partners/amscot 2x4 00009501 city of sebring cart attendant 2x2 00009459 Subscribe to the News-Sun Classified ads get results

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C M Y K Page 14ANews-SunSunday, June 19, 2011www.newssun.com W ELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, pg 3a, new wells motor co. new, 6x10.5 color 00009504 TODAYPartly sunny, a t-storm in the p.m.9 / 74Winds: WSW at 4-8 mphA t-storm around in the afternoon9 6 / 74Winds: W at 4-8 mphMONDAYAn afternoon thunderstorm possible9 / 74Winds: NW at 6-12 mphTUESDAYAn afternoon thunderstorm possible9 / 76Winds: SSE at 7-14 mphWEDNESDAYA t-storm possible in the afternoon9 / 76Winds: SSE at 7-14 mphTHURSDAY CityHi/Lo/WHi/Lo/WHi/Lo/WCityHi/Lo/WHi/Lo/WHi/Lo/W T odayMon.Tue.TodayMon.Tue. Washington 86/70 NewYork 82/65 Miami 90/77 Atlanta 94/75 Detroit 81/66 Houston 99/77 Chicago 81/68 Minneapolis 76/55 Kansas City 90/72 El Paso 104/80 Denver 83/50 Billings 64/51 Los Angeles 68/59 San Francisco 70/55 S eattle 6 7/54 Washington 86/70 NewYork 82/65 Miami 90/77 Atlanta 94/75 Detroit 8 1/66 H ouston 99/77 C hicago 8 1/68 Minneapolis 76/55 Kansas City 90/72 El Paso 104/80 D enver 8 3/50 Billings 64/51 Los Angeles 68/59 San Francisco 7 0/55 S eattle 6 7/54 S evere thunderstorms will continue to target the Ohio Valley today, while a storm system pushes eastward into the G reat Lakes. The thunderstorms will re from Illinois to southern Ohio and Kentucky. The main threats will be dama ging wind gusts and large hail. Isolated tornadoes cannot be ruled out either. By the afternoon, thunderstorms will spark across eastern Georgia and the Carolinas to southern New Jersey. Farther south, afternoon thunderstorms are in store for central and South Florida. U.S. Cities N ational Forecast for June 19S hown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.C ityHi/Lo/WHi/Lo/WHi/Lo/WCityHi/Lo/WHi/Lo/WHi/Lo/W TodayMon.Tue.TodayMon.Tue. World Cities N ational SummaryC ityHi/Lo/WHi/Lo/WHi/Lo/WCityHi/Lo/WHi/Lo/WHi/Lo/W T odayMon.Tue.TodayMon.Tue. Weather (Wssunny, pcpartly cloudy, ccloudy, shshowers, tthunderstorms, rrain, sfsnow urries, snsnow, iice. Albuquerque96/61/s85/59/s83/63/s Atlanta94/75/t96/73/s93/74/s B altimore88/70/t88/68/t93/70/pc B irmingham96/76/s95/73/s95/75/s Boston80/60/s77/62/s80/66/pc Charlotte96/70/t98/70/t100/71/pc Cheyenne73/47/t63/46/r70/46/s Chicago81/68/t80/66/t80/67/t Cleveland82/66/t86/69/t83/67/pc Columbus85/72/t88/71/t92/70/pcD allas102/76/s98/77/pc96/76/t D enver83/50/t71/49/r78/51/s D etroit81/66/t82/68/t81/65/t Harrisburg80/64/pc85/69/t92/68/pc Honolulu88/74/pc88/74/pc88/73/pc Houston99/77/s98/77/s95/77/pc Indianapolis87/72/t88/71/t87/71/t Jackson, MS94/74/s93/74/s93/73/s K ansas City90/72/pc90/70/pc81/61/t L exington92/70/t92/71/pc94/70/pc L ittle Rock98/75/s94/75/s92/72/t Los Angeles68/59/pc74/60/pc78/64/pc Louisville90/75/t94/73/pc94/74/pc M emphis96/77/pc94/76/s93/74/pc M ilwaukee78/64/t77/61/t75/62/t Minneapolis76/55/t73/58/t70/57/r Nashville95/73/t96/71/s94/72/s New Orleans91/76/s91/76/s91/77/pc New York City82/65/pc80/66/pc83/70/pc Norfolk86/70/t89/72/t93/77/pc Oklahoma City102/73/pc98/71/pc91/65/t P hiladelphia86/68/t83/68/t89/69/pc P hoenix101/80/s101/79/s105/81/s P ittsburgh83/65/t85/64/t88/66/pc Portland, ME76/52/s77/56/s75/58/pc Portland, OR68/54/pc76/57/pc79/56/s Raleigh95/70/t98/72/t97/72/pc Rochester76/57/s83/67/pc82/62/pc St. Louis96/75/t96/75/s89/72/t S an Francisco70/55/pc74/56/pc77/56/s S eattle67/54/pc72/54/pc75/54/s Wash., DC86/70/t89/73/t94/76/pc C ape Coral93/74/t94/75/t94/75/t C learwater91/76/pc92/78/t94/78/t Coral Springs90/76/t90/77/s93/78/t D aytona Beach95/74/t95/75/t95/72/t F t. Laud. Bch89/78/t90/79/s92/80/t F ort Myers93/74/t93/76/t94/76/t Gainesville95/71/pc96/73/s98/73/t H ollywood91/76/t94/76/s94/78/t H omestead AFB89/76/t88/76/s89/78/t J acksonville96/72/s98/72/s99/74/s Key West87/80/t88/80/s90/81/s M iami90/77/t92/79/s91/79/t O keechobee90/72/t90/73/t93/72/t Orlando95/74/t96/75/t97/74/t P embroke Pines91/76/t94/76/s94/78/t S t. Augustine93/74/t94/75/s94/74/s S t. Petersburg91/76/pc91/77/t93/77/t Sarasota91/74/pc90/76/t90/75/t T allahassee98/74/s98/72/s99/72/s T ampa91/77/pc90/76/t91/77/t W. Palm Bch90/75/t91/77/s91/77/t Winter Haven95/75/t97/76/t97/75/t A capulco86/78/t88/77/r88/79/sh A thens91/74/s93/73/s88/69/s B eirut82/68/s83/71/s87/73/s Berlin67/51/sh71/55/pc78/59/c B ermuda78/71/s79/70/s80/74/sh Calgary60/50/sh67/53/pc72/51/pc D ublin62/50/pc59/54/sh63/47/sh Edmonton61/51/sh70/50/c74/51/sh F reeport89/76/t91/77/s91/78/s Geneva69/54/c78/61/s79/64/t H avana90/76/t91/73/t92/73/t Hong Kong90/81/sh90/82/sh88/82/sh J erusalem77/57/s78/60/s81/62/s Johannesburg65/42/pc69/42/s64/41/s K iev87/65/t75/53/pc69/53/pc London63/50/pc61/54/sh63/54/sh M ontreal72/52/s75/59/s79/57/pc Moscow66/62/sh79/45/t69/52/c N ice79/64/s80/66/s80/65/s Ottawa76/57/s78/57/s79/60/pcQ uebec66/48/pc75/54/s73/54/pc Rio de Janeiro81/71/s85/75/pc90/76/s S eoul90/68/pc90/66/s88/70/pc Singapore88/79/t90/79/t88/79/t S ydney63/48/s66/50/s64/46/sh Toronto76/62/pc76/57/pc81/62/pc V ancouver67/53/pc69/55/pc70/55/s Vienna70/56/sh75/63/pc84/72/pc W arsaw69/53/sh66/50/r73/61/pc Winnipeg74/59/pc76/60/c76/53/pc A l manac R eadings at Palm Beach H igh............................................ 12:00 p.m. L ow............................................... 5:41 a.m. High..................................................... none Low............................................... 5:58 p.m.P artly sunny today with a thunderstorm during the afternoon. A thunderstorm in spots in the evening; otherwise, partly c loudy tonight. A thunderstorm around tomorrow, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. Thursday: chance for a thunderstorm.A tornado struck New Brunswick, N.J., on June 19, 1835, killing ve people and laying w aste to a 17.5-mile-long path that ended at l ower New York Bay. A thunderstorm this afternoon. Winds west 4-8 mph. Expect 6-10 hours of sunshine with a 55% chance of precipitation and average relative humidity 60%. t&WFOBEESFTTFTNBZXBUFSPO5IVSTEBZBOE Sunday. t0EEBEESFTTFTNBZXBUFSPO8FEOFTEBZ and Saturday. t"MMXBUFSJOHTIPVMEUBLFQMBDFCFGPSF a .m. and after 4 p.m. LastNewFirstFull J une 23July 1July 8July 15 TodayMonday S unrise6:34 a.m.6:34 a.m. Sunset8:20 p.m.8:21 p.m. M oonrise11:23 p.m.11:56 p.m. M oonset10:12 a.m.11:07 a.m. Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. Jacksonville 96/72 Gainesville 95/71 Ocala 94/71 Daytona Beach 95/74 Orlando 95/74 Winter Haven 95/75 Tampa 91/77 Clearwater 9 1/76 St. Petersburg 91/76 S arasota 91/74 Fort Myers 93/74 Naples 88/74 Okeechobee 90/72 West Palm Beach 90/75 Fort Lauderdale 89/78 Miami 90/77 Tallahassee 98/74 Apalachicola 91/74 Pensacola 92/77 Key West Avon Park 94/74 Sebring 94/74 Lorida 94/73 Lake Placid 93/73 Venus 9 3/73 B righton 92/72 TidesR eadings at St. Petersburg High.............................................. 6:38 a.m. Low............................................... 9:59 a.m. High.............................................. 4:21 p.m. Low...................................................... none 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 W eather History Farm Report Sun and Moon F lorida Cities Water Restrictions Regional SummaryS hown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows.F ive-Day forecast for Highlands County 87/80 L ake Levels Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ................................. 9.64 N ormal............................................... 14.51 R eadings as of 7 a.m. yesterdayTemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidH igh Tuesday ......................................... 98 Low Tuesday .......................................... 71 High Wednesday .................................... 98 L ow Wednesday ..................................... 64 High Thursday ....................................... 94 Low Thursday ........................................ 67Heat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayRelative humidity .................................. 44% Expected air temperature ....................... 94 Makes it feel like .................................. 101BarometerT uesday ...............................................29.82 Wednesday .........................................29.92 T hursday............................................. 29.93PrecipitationTuesday ...............................................0.00 W ednesday .........................................0.95 Thursday............................................. 0.00 Month to date ..................................... 1.65 Y ear to date ....................................... 16.51

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C M Y K SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Sunday, June 19, 2011 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Minerva Arreguin went from a one-year cross country runner at Avon Park to a the top scholarship runner on the South Georgia College Womens Cross Country team this past season. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comShe was just looking for a change of scenery, and that decision has paid big dividends for Avon Park graduate Minerva Arreguin. Atrack runner her previous seasons as a Lady Red Devil, Arreguin was set back by various nagging injuries, but there was something else eating at her as her senior season approached. “I was doing the longer distances in track,” Arreguin said in a Friday interview. “But the monotony of running around in a circle wasn’t something I was looking forward to. I really decided to try cross country just because of the scenery. You’re running different courses, seeing different scenery as you go.” She progressed as the season went on, starting from her early times in the 26s, to the 23s, and falling just short of reaching regionals. The thought of taking her ability in this newly discovered sport was somewhat secondary as she looked at colleges, but her choice of a school happened to pay off. Looking into South Georgia College in Douglas, she was informed that it had a cross country team. Delving further along that bit of information, Arreguin discovered that the program was just two years old, giving her an inkling that she could be a part of it. “I got in touch with the coach and showed him my times,” she said. “He was impressed and I got a partial scholarship.” And so all summer she trained, getting ready for this surprising opportunity. “I worked really hard and wanted to get there in grea t shape,” Arreguin said. “But it was a lot harder than I was ready for, especially the hills. It’s pretty flat here and I’d never run hills, but there are hills all over the place on all the courses. That was a really big step up for me.” And so it was, literally, an uphill climb, but climb she did. Arreguin posted a 23:16 a t the Skiles Farm meet, nea r Albany, on September 25, good for ninth place and seven seconds behind teamArreguin going for the long run ‘ But it was a lot harder than I was ready for, especially the hills. ’MINERVAARREGUIN SGC runner See MINNY, Page 3B MCTphoto Rory McIlroy hits his tee shot on the tenth hole during the second round of the U.S. Open on Friday at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland BETHESDA, Md. — Take out one hole over the course of two days and the kid is as close to perfect as golf gets. None of it is new to Rory McIlroy. The 22-year-old Northern Irishman has been carving up courses since he began playing on a 5,000-yard layout in the hills above his home in a Belfast suburb. Even then he was dubbed the “wee fella with the talent” who fell asleep some nights with his fingers wrapped around a golf club. Except now McIlroy is choking all the suspense out of XXL-sized Congressional and the U.S. Open. McIlroy followed up an opening-round 65 with a 66 Thursday that left him six shots clear of the field. Not since Tiger Woods humbled Pebble Beach in the 2000 championship has anyone come so close to owning this maddening game. Yet McIlroy’s timing this week may be even more impeccable than his golf. With Woods still in freefall since plummeting from grace 19 months ago, and now sidelined for who knows how long by a bum leg, McIlroy has awed the galleries and his competitors with a blend of power and touch unrivaled since Woods was at the peak of his powers. He’s brought buzz back to the sport for at least two days in nearly the same measure. “I don’t really know what to say,” McIlroy said moments after a USGAofficial read off a list of records he’d set or broken at the midpoint of the tournament. “It’s been two very, very good days of golf.” Actually, it’s been much better than that. McIlroy has threaded 20 of 28 fairways and found all but four of the 36 greens. He hasn’t three-putted once and has yet to make a bogey, though a gambling approach shot from the left rough on No. 18 slithered into the pond alongside the green and resulted in a double. “Just one of those things,” McIlroy said with a shrug. How he handles the lead Saturday, though, could say more about McIlroy than all the words that have been written about him since he arrived on the scene by winning an important under-10 tournament in Florida, outclassing kids from two dozen countries. He took a four-stroke lead into the final round of the Masters two months ago and spit the bit soon after making the turn and crawled back to the clubhouse, humiliated, with an 80. Some kids never recover from an afternoon like that. Michael Bannon, his coach since childhood, told The Associated Press in a recent interview in Holywood, Northern Ireland, that he was certain it would only make McIlroy stronger. “He always had that look about him, like somebody who was going in a straight line,” Bannon said. “Always.” The questions about McIlroy, of course, have never been about his talent but his attitude. By 22, Woods was already so cold-blooded it sent shivers down the spine of anyone who watched him play, let alone those who had to play against him. His wins — and it’s worth remembering that Woods owns 14 majors to zero for McIlroy — was always less about joy than dominance. Put simply, McIlroy might be too nice, or at least was, including those moments he spent between the ropes. But even that may have changed after those gut-busting few hours in the cauldron of the Masters. “After Augusta, I said I needed to be a little more cocky, a little more arrogant on the golf course, and think a little bit more about myself, which I’ve tried to JIMLITKE Associated Press McIlroy rushing in where only Tiger used to tread See RORY, Page 4B By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING –From far and wide they came, descending upon Sebring for the weekend of the Heartland Triathlon. Festivities got underway Friday, and the action got going under clear and sunny skies Saturday morning on the shores of Lake Jackson as the Sixth Annual Heartland Kids Triathlon took place. As opposed to Sunday’s race of a quarter-mile swim, 14-mile bike ride and 3.1-mile run for the adults, the youngsters, understandably had shorter distances to travel. For the children aged 6to 10-years old, Saturday’s triathlon consisted of a 100-yard swim, 3 miles on the bicycle and a half-mile run. Coming out on top of their respective classes was six-year old Wyatt Babington of Tavares, seven-year olds Courtney Diemar of Jupiter and Lawson McLeod of San Antonio, near Dade City. Taylor Benedict of Tampa and Jackson Babington, Tavares, won the girls and boys eightTriathlon weekend underway News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Above: Baily Ward, of Clermont, makes the final turn on her way to a first-place finish among the 14-year old girls at Saturdays Heartland Kids Triathlon. Below left: A group of triathletes head up the hill after completing their swim and move on to the transition stage before taking to their bicycles. Below right: Once into the first transition, competitors hurriedly got helmeted and pedaling away. See TRI, Page 3B

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C M Y K SFCC Summer Youth CampsAVONPARK – South Florida Panther Baseball will be holding a Summer Youth Camp from June 20-23 for children aged 6-13. The camp runs from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and cost $80. 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.Lake Placid Youth BowlingLAKE PLACID – The Royal Palms Youth Bowling League, for ages 7 and up, begins its’new 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 Friday’s 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 nation’s 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 nation’s birthday celebration. The race benefits the boys’and 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. July 2011 Sand:11-14 (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 8:30 -10:30 a.m. (Grades 9-12) $60 Indoor:11-14 (4 days) MondayThursday, 11:30-1:30 p.m. (Grades 5-12) $60 –Attend Both Sand and Indoor camps July 11-14: $100 Indoor: 25-28 (4 days) 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. Saturday’s and Sunday’s – 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 fo r 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 o f 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, Tuesday’s and Thursday’s from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is just $2 per workout, or just $1 i f you have the Summer Swim Pass – the firs t 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 fo r non-members. Registration fee includes a camp Tshirt. Call 382-9622 for questions.Heartland SoccerSEBRING – Heartland Soccer Club 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.Lake Placid Volleyball CampLAKEPLACID – The Lady Dragon Volleyball Camp will take place Monday, July 11 through Friday, July 15, for aspiring players from grades 4-8. Cost is $45 per child, which includes a camp T-shirt, and campers will learn basic volleyball skills from setting and passing to serving and hitting. Juniors, grades 4 through 6, will mee t from 10 a.m.-Noon, while Intermediates, grades 7 and 8, meet from 1-3 p.m. At the conclusion of the week, the re will be a tournament with parents and frends invited to watch. For any questions, call head coach Linette Wells at 441-2320.Blue Streak Cheer ClinicSEBRING – Sebring High School’s four-time State Champion Cheerleaders will hold their annual Cheer Clinic during the week of June 20-23 from 3-5:30 p.m., the cost is $60.00 per child ages 4th through 8th grade. You will learn Cheers, Chants and participate in a pep rally at the end of the las t day of the camp for friends and family. The cost also includes a free Tshirt an d the oppurtunity to cheer at a SHS Varsity Football Game. Questions regarding the camp, plea se call Amy Alcordo at 381-4801.Firemen Memorial GolfSEBRING — The 12th annual Sebring Firemen Inc. Memorial Golf Tournamen t presented by AXAAdvisors LLC and Home Depot is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20 at Sun ’n Lake. The tourney will once again feature a four-man scramble with $75 entry fees. That includes range balls, golf, food and drink on the course and the pre-tourney mixer on Friday night with grea t appetizers. There will also once again be a silen t auction featuring autographed sports memorabilia from people like Tim Tebow, Jimbo Fisher, Will Muschamp, Nick Saban and many others. Hole sponsorships are available f o r $100 and team sponsorships, which include a team entry and hole signs, are $500. All proceeds will help benefit Sebrin g athletics. The tourney will begin with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start on both Deer Run and Turtle Run. For more information, call Tommy Lovett at 385-5100 or 382-2255. AMERICAN LEAGUEEAST WLPCTGB Boston4227.609„ New York3929.57421‡2Tampa Bay3733.52951‡2Toronto3535.50071‡2Baltimore3136.46310 Central Division WLPctGB Cleveland3731.544„ Detroit3832.543„ Chicago3338.46551‡2Kansas City3139.4437 Minnesota2939.4268 West Division WLPctGB Texas3734.521„ Seattle3634.5141‡2Los Angeles3437.4793 Oakland3140.4376___Thursdays Games Baltimore 4, Toronto 3 Detroit 6, Cleveland 2 N.Y. Yankees 3, Texas 2, 12 innings Minnesota 1, Chicago White Sox 0 Oakland 8, Kansas City 4 Boston 4, Tampa Bay 2 Fridays Games Chicago Cubs 3, N.Y. Yankees 1 Washington 8, Baltimore 4 Cleveland 5, Pittsburgh 1 Tampa Bay 5, Florida 1 L.A. Angels 4, N.Y. Mets 3 Boston 10, Milwaukee 4 Toronto 3, Cincinnati 2 Texas 6, Atlanta 2 Minnesota 6, San Diego 5 Kansas City 5, St. Louis 4 Colorado 13, Detroit 6 Arizona 4, Chicago White Sox 1 Oakland 5, San Francisco 2 Seattle 4, Philadelphia 2 Saturdays Games Baltimore at Washington, late N.Y. Yankees at Chicago Cubs, late Texas at Atlanta, late Pittsburgh at Cleveland, late Florida at Tampa Bay, late L.A. Angels at N.Y. Mets, late Milwaukee at Boston, late San Diego at Minnesota, late Toronto at Cincinnati, late Kansas City at St. Louis, late Chicago White Sox at Arizona, late Detroit at Colorado, late San Francisco at Oakland, late Philadelphia at Seattle, late Sundays Games Pittsburgh (Karstens 4-4) at Cleveland (Masterson 5-5), 1:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Chatwood 3-4) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 6-5), 1:10 p.m. Toronto (C.Villanueva 4-0) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 5-6), 1:10 p.m. Baltimore (Jakubauskas 1-0) at Washington (Gorzelanny 2-4), 1:35 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 8-3) at Boston (Wakefield 3-2), 1:35 p.m. Texas (Ogando 7-1) at Atlanta (Jurrjens 8-3), 1:35 p.m. Florida (Volstad 2-7) at Tampa Bay (Shields 6-4), 1:40 p.m. San Diego (Moseley 2-6) at Minnesota (Liriano 4-6), 2:10 p.m. Kansas City (Duffy 1-2) at St. Louis (J.Garcia 6-2), 2:15 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 8-3) at Colorado (Cook 0-1), 3:10 p.m. San Francisco (Cain 6-4) at Oakland (Cahill 6-5), 4:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Humber 6-3) at Arizona (Collmenter 4-2), 4:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 9-2) at Seattle (Vargas 4-4), 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 8-4) at Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 1-1), 8:05 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEAST WLPCTGB Philadelphia4427.620„ Atlanta3932.5495 New York3436.48691‡2Washington3436.48691‡2Florida3238.457111‡2Central Division WLPctGB Milwaukee3932.549„ St. Louis3833.5351 Cincinnati3734.5212 Pittsburgh3534.5073 Chicago2940.4209 Houston2645.36613 West Division WLPctGB San Francisco3931.557„ Arizona3932.5491‡2Colorado3435.49341‡2Los Angeles3140.43781‡2San Diego3041.42391‡2___ Thursdays Games Philadelphia 3, Florida 0 Pittsburgh 5, Houston 4 Chicago Cubs 12, Milwaukee 7 Washington 7, St. Louis 4, 10 innings Atlanta 9, N.Y. Mets 8, 10 innings Arizona 3, San Francisco 2, 10 innings Fridays Games Chicago Cubs 3, N.Y. Yankees 1 Washington 8, Baltimore 4 Cleveland 5, Pittsburgh 1 Tampa Bay 5, Florida 1 L.A. Angels 4, N.Y. Mets 3 Boston 10, Milwaukee 4 Toronto 3, Cincinnati 2 Texas 6, Atlanta 2 Minnesota 6, San Diego 5 Kansas City 5, St. Louis 4 Colorado 13, Detroit 6 Arizona 4, Chicago White Sox 1 Oakland 5, San Francisco 2 Houston 7, L.A. Dodgers 3 Seattle 4, Philadelphia 2 Saturdays Games Baltimore at Washington, late N.Y. Yankees at Chicago Cubs, late Texas at Atlanta, late Pittsburgh at Cleveland, late Florida at Tampa Bay, late L.A. Angels at N.Y. Mets, late Milwaukee at Boston, late San Diego at Minnesota, late Toronto at Cincinnati, late Kansas City at St. Louis, late Chicago White Sox at Arizona, late Detroit at Colorado, late San Francisco at Oakland, late Houston at L.A. Dodgers, late Philadelphia at Seattle, late Sundays Games Pittsburgh (Karstens 4-4) at Cleveland (Masterson 5-5), 1:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Chatwood 3-4) at N.Y. Mets (Niese 6-5), 1:10 p.m. Toronto (C.Villanueva 4-0) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 5-6), 1:10 p.m. Baltimore (Jakubauskas 1-0) at Washington (Gorzelanny 2-4), 1:35 p.m. Milwaukee (Gallardo 8-3) at Boston (Wakefield 3-2), 1:35 p.m. Texas (Ogando 7-1) at Atlanta (Jurrjens 8-3), 1:35 p.m. Florida (Volstad 2-7) at Tampa Bay (Shields 6-4), 1:40 p.m. San Diego (Moseley 2-6) at Minnesota (Liriano 4-6), 2:10 p.m. Kansas City (Duffy 1-2) at St. Louis (J.Garcia 6-2), 2:15 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 8-3) at Colorado (Cook 0-1), 3:10 p.m. San Francisco (Cain 6-4) at Oakland (Cahill 6-5), 4:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Humber 6-3) at Arizona (Collmenter 4-2), 4:10 p.m. Houston (Norris 4-5) at L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 5-8), 4:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Hamels 9-2) at Seattle (Vargas 4-4), 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 8-4) at Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 1-1), 8:05 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Philadelphia634221611 New York527222113 Houston456181918 Columbus446181416 D.C.454161824 Toronto FC259151525 Chicago248141619 New England375141118 Sporting K.C.364131720WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Los Angeles827312214 FC Dallas744251816 Seattle547221815 Colorado537221714 Real Salt Lake63321147 San Jose554192017 Chivas USA455171716 Portland562171519 Vancouver168111622 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ Fridays Game Sporting Kansas City 1, San Jose 0 Saturdays Games Seattle FC at Toronto FC, late Chicago at New England, late Columbus at Houston, late D.C. United at Real Salt Lake, late Los Angeles at Colorado, late Philadelphia at Vancouver, late FC Dallas at Chivas USA, late Sundays Games New York at Portland, 10 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 Sporting Kansas City at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, June 23 New York at Seattle FC, 10 p.m. At TD Ameritrade Park Omaha Omaha, Neb. Double Elimination x-if necessary Saturday, June 18 Game 1 „ North Carolina (50-14) vs. Vanderbilt (52-10), late Game 2 „ Texas (49-17) vs. Florida (50-17), late Sunday, June 19 Game 3 „ California (37-21) vs. Virginia (54-10), 2 p.m. Game 4 „ South Carolina (50-14) vs. Texas A&M (47-20), 7 p.m. Monday, June 20 Game 5 „ Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 2 p.m. Game 6 „ Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 21 Game 7 „ Game 3 loser vs. Game 4 loser, 2 p.m. Game 8 „ Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 22 Game 9 „ Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 loser, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23 Game 10 „ Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 loser, 7 p.m. Friday, June 24 Game 11 „ Game 6 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 2 p.m. Game 12 „ Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 7 p.m. Saturday, June 25 x-Game 13 „ Game 6 winner vs. Game 9 winner, 2 p.m. x-Game 14 „ Game 8 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 7 p.m.CHAMPIONSHIP SERIESBest-of-3 Monday, June 27 Game 1 „ 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 Game 2 „ 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 x-Game 3 „ 8 p.m.BASEBALLMAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL…Reduced suspension of Boston RHP Jonathan Papelbon for bumping umpire Tony Randazzo during June 4 game from three games to two. American League BOSTON RED SOX…Placed SS Jed Lowrie on 15-day DL. Recalled UT Drew Sutton from Pawtucket (IL). Agreed to terms with LHP Miguel Pena, 1B Travis Shaw, 3B Matt Gedman, RHP Brenden Shepard, RHP Corey Vogt, LHP Kevin Brahney, RHP Mike McCarthy, RHP Andrew Jones, OF Drew Turocy, 1B David Chester, C Carlos Coste and RHP Jadd Schmeltzer. CLEVELAND INDIANS…Activated DH Travis Hafner from 15-day DL. Optioned OF Travis Buck to Columbus (IL). Agreed to terms with RHP Jake Sisco, C Jake Lowery, RHP Mason Radeke, RHP Robert Nixon, INF Todd Hankins, INF Casey Serna, RHP Drew Rucinski and INF Jerrud Sabourin. MINNESOTA TWINS…Activated C Joe Mauer from 60-day DL and LHP Glen Perkins from 15-day DL. Assigned OF Brian Dinkelman and LHP Chuck James to Rochester (IL). TEXAS RANGERS…Agreed to terms with LHP Kevin Matthews and OF Zach Cone. Assigned Matthews to the Rangers (Arizona) and Cone to Spokane (NWL). National League ATLANTA BRAVES…Placed RHP Tommy Hanson on 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Randall Delgado from Mississippi (SL) and RHP Jairo Asencio from Gwinnett (IL). Optioned INF Brandon Hicks to Gwinnett. COLORADO ROCKIES…Placed C Jose Morales on 60-day DL. Selected contract of C Matt Pagnozzi from Colorado Springs (PCL). FLORIDA MARLINS…Optioned OF Chris Coghlan to New Orleans (PCL). Selected the contract of OF Dewayne Wise from New Orleans. Designated LHP Dustin Richardson for assignment. SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD A U T O R A C I N G SU N D A Y 1 1 p m NASCAR …Heluva Good! 400. . . . . T N T 3 : 3 0 0 p m IndyCar … Milwaukee 225 . . . . . . . . . . . . A B C 4 : 3 0 0 p m NHRA … Thunder Valley Nationals . . . . E S P N 2 5 5 p m NHRA … Lucas Oil Series. . . . . . . C B SM A J O R L E A G U E B A S E B A L L SU N D A Y 1 : 3 0 0 p m Milwaukee at Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T B S 8 8 p m N.Y. Yankees at Chicago Cubs . . . . . . . . E S P NMO N D A Y 7 7 p m N.Y. Yankees at Cincinnati . . . . . . . . . . . E S P NTU E S D A Y 8 8 p m Chicago Cubs at Chicago White Sox . . . . W G NT E N N I S MO N D A Y 3 3 p m 2011 Wimbledon, Day 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2TU E S D A Y 3 3 p m 2011 Wimbledon, Day 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2W N B A TU E S D A Y 8 8 p m Phoenix at San Antonio. . . . . . E S P N 2 1 0 0 p m New York at Los Angeles. . . . . . E S P N 2 Times, games, channels all subject to change C O L L E G E B A S E B A L L SU N D A Y 2 2 p m College World Series, Game 3 . . . . . . . . E S P N 7 7 p m College World Series, Game 4 . . . . . . . E S P N 2MO N D A Y 2 2 p m College World Series, Game 5 . . . . . . . . E S P N 7 7 p m College World Series, Game 6 . . . . . . . E S P N 2TU E S D A Y 2 2 p m College World Series, Game 7 . . . . . . . . E S P N 7 7 p m College World Series, Game 8 . . . . . . . . E S P NG O L F SU N D A Y 1 : 3 0 0 p m PGA … U.S. Open Championship . . . . . . . . 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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 19, 2011Page 3B DUMMY 09; 11.25"; 7"; Black plus one; spot green, golf pg dummy YMCA; 9.347"; 6"; Black plus three; process, sports, 06/19/11 YMCA 3x6 00009418 Dummy Golf page, spot green 6x7 00008981 mate Jennifer Cumbus. “She became my rival, in a good way,” she said. “She was ahead of me a lot early on and it made me work that much harder to beat her.” That seemed to be paying off, because just two weeks later, at the Jog for Jake 5K in Tifton, her time shot down to 22:07 and her place shot up to first. She stayed in the 22s on Oct. 18, going 22:41 in the Oglethorpe Invitational to finish in the middle of the pack amid a field where SGC was the only junior college team. She was back down to 22:08 to take third in a meet later in the season and helped the Tigers to a number 22 national ranking by season’s end and headed to Nationals. And this was where it all came together. At the national meet in Spartanburg, S.C. among 91 women’s teams from throughout the country, Arreguin broke the 22minute mark, tying a school record 21:53 and helping the team to a 35th-place finish. “I was looking at the other runners and got myself psyched up, seeing someone and thinking, ‘Wow, they look like they’ll be fast,’” she said. “And I came out fast, too fast, I think I had about a 5-minute first mile. But I was able to stay with the first group and finish among them.” Consider, a little more than a year after taking the plunge into cross country for the first time, and Arreguin was finishing strong at a national collegiate meet. Her progress there didn’t slow her school work either, as she carried a 3.6 GPAas she hopes to be accepted to the nursing program. After that, the hope is a transfer to Georgia Southern to continue her education, with the hope of continuing her cross country career. “I know what to expect now, how to work harder to get better, and I hope to get into the 21s, 20s, even under 20,” she said. “Looking at some of the times of the runners at some big programs, that would be among them, so if I can, I’d love to keep going.” With the progress made in her short time in the sport, who would doubt that what Minerva Arreguin sets her mind to, she can attain. It’s just a good thing she was looking for a change of scenery. Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Minerva Arreguin hopes to cut her times down even further in just her third year of competitive cross country this coming fall at South Georgia College. Minny giving it her maximum efforts year old classes, respectively, as Emma Cavendish, Jupiter, and Coleman Inglima, Clearwater, did among the nine-year olds. Jacksonville’s Katelin Gildersleeve won the 10year old girls division and Lachlan Hovius of Groveland came in first among the 10-year old boys. Sebring’s Patrick Boulay and Chase Doty finished fifth and sixth, respectively, in the age group. Moving up to the 11-14year olds, the distances increased to 200 yards of swimming, a 6-mile bike ride and a 1-mile run. Regan Quilty of St. Petersburg won in the Girls 11-year old class and Chris Messer of Jacksonville won the boys side. Ann Weigel of Clermont won the Girls 12s, while Lake Placid’s Sara Luepschen took fifth in the 12-year old field. Ian Mignone of Atlantic Beach won the Boys 12year old class and Katie Messer, from Jacksonville, won the Girls 13s. Zack Quilty of St. Pete won the Boys 13s with Avon Park’s Danny Cool taking sixth. The Boys and Girls 14year old class went to Tristan Rhodes of Winte r Park and Bailey Ward o f Clermont, respectively. The races were followed by refreshments and an awards ceremony before all the kids that participated go t a chance to relax and relish their accomplishments, whether it was a winning finish, or simply a finish in the ever-demanding effor t that is a triathlon. The weekend continues today as the adult races hi t the waters of Lake Jackson at 7:30 a.m. for the start o f the Sixth Annual Heartland Triathlon. Continued from !B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE The Sixth Annual Heartland Kids Triathlon took to the water, then to bikes and finally running shoes, Saturday morning with heats for all different age groups from 6to 14years old. Tri sees busy, fun Saturday with more in store today The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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C M Y K Page 4BNews-SunSunday, June 19, 2011www.newssun.com DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 06/19/11 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 3x10.5 00008732 Special to the News-SunLAKEPLACID –The Lady Dragons will be holding their first Basketball Camp July 18-22 for boys and girls aged 3rd-8th grade. There will be T-shirts, awards and lots of FUNdamentals, with all proceeds going to benefit the LPHS Girls Basketball team. For more camp information and camp brochure, email Jackie Coyne at jackie_coyne@yahoo.com Lady Dragon Basketball Camp incorporate a little bit. I just try and have a bit of an attitude, you know?” he said. “When I get myself in these positions, I have to really make sure that I’m, that I don’t get ahead of myself and I don’t start playing defensively. I have to still play aggressively to the targets that I pick. And that’s really the main thing: Even if you get 4 or 5 ahead of the field, 6 ahead of the field or whatever, you’re trying to get 7 ahead, 8 ahead, 10 ahead, whatever. “You’re just,” he said finally, “trying to keep going.” So far, it’s worked. All those golfers in McIlroy’s wake haven’t surrendered, but they’re close. “I personally won’t look at the leaderboard all weekend because there’s no point,” said Brandt Snedeker, who’s tied for third, but is nine shots back. “Just try to shoot as good as I can and find out how it stacks up on Sunday.” “The way I look at it, the pressure is off me,” said former Masters champion Zach Johnson, also tied for third. “I’m not the one supposed to win it right now.” On the 16th tee, in the midst of a run of three birdies in four holes, McIlroy’s caddie, P.J. Fitzgerald, grabbed a handful of ice cubes, sneaked up behind the kid and slid a fe w of them down the back of his shirt as a joke to remind McIlroy just how sizzling his golf was at that moment. McIlroy grabbed a handful of his own, waited until Fitzgerald turned around and let fly. The way McIlroy has been finding every target he aims for, absolutely no one who’s tuned into the Open these last two days at Congressional should have been surprised to learn that they hit the caddie smackdab in the middle of his chest. Jim Litke is a national sports columnist for The Associated Press. Write to him at jlitke(at)ap.org Continued from 1B Rory keeps cool during hot rounds By JAYCOHEN Associated PressCHICAGO — When he was just a little kid, Joe Girardi dreamed of playing for the Chicago Cubs. He grew up rooting for the forlorn franchise, often making the trip to Wrigley Field with his father, Jerry. So, yes, this is more than j ust another interleague series for the New York Yankees manager. “My father taught me to be a Cub fan when I was a little boy,” Girardi said hours before the Yankees lost 3-1 on Friday at the Cubs’cozy neighborhood ballpark. “I had a chance to play in the playoffs here, had a chance to watch them play in the playoffs here. It’s a great franchise. It has a lot of history, and the fans have always been wonderful.” Two of baseball’s most popular teams are playing this weekend for the first time in six years, and the timing is perfect for Girardi, who was born in Peoria and went to college at nearby Northwestern. The series finale is a nationally televised Sunday night game, allowing Girardi to make a quick trip out of town to visit his dad on Father’s Day. “I’m hoping on Sunday morning that 55 (Interstate 55), that there’s no traffic, even though there’s a little construction,” said Girardi, whose father suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. “Hoping they’re not working on Sunday.” Girardi played six seasons for Chicago during two stints with the club that drafted him in 1986 — just one of several strong links between the Yankees and Cubs. There’s a rich history that connects the teams, even while the results have been vastly different on the field. The Yankees swept the Cubs in the World Series in 1932 and 1938, two of New York’s record 27 world championships. The ‘32 Series included Babe Ruth’s storied called shot at Wrigley Field in Game 3. Chicago famously hasn’t won it all since 1908. Then there are the smaller connections. The father of Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher, Steve, played for the Cubs for four seasons. Chicago outfielder Alfonso Soriano played for New York for five seasons and was traded to the Texas Rangers in the 2004 deal that sent Alex Rodriguez to New York. “I think about back in the day when I used to play for them,” said Soriano, who was one of the Yankees’ biggest stars during their last trip to Wrigley Field in 2003. “It gives me more motivation because back in the day they opened my doors to the big leagues.” The pitching coach during Girardi’s last season in Chicago in 2002 was Larry Rothschild, who left the Cubs in November to take the same job with the Yankees. “It’s different walking into this locker room but it’s good to see the people that I’ve gotten to know here through the years,” Rothschild said. With Rothschild’s help, the Cubs made it to the NL championship series in 2003 and also won consecutive NLCentral titles from 200708. He said he still keeps in touch with some of his old players and he reminisced briefly with Cubs general manager Jim Hendry before the series opener. “I’ve been around some really good pitching coaches — understand, he’s a friend, not just a pitching coach — he’s one of the best I’ve ever been around,” Cubs manager Mike Quade said. “I’ve learned a great deal from him. So much that we do in this job involves handling pitching. To have somebody with that kind of experience, both to handle it and to learn from, is huge.” Rothschild’s bullpen coach in New York is Mike Harkey, who was selected by the Cubs with the fourth overall pick in the 1987 draft and won 26 games in five years with Chicago. Girardi was back in uniform at Wrigley Field for the first time since April 26, 2006, when he managed the Florida Marlins to a 7-5 victory in the finale of a threegame series. He went on to win NL Manager of the Year, but was fired anyway after his only season in Miami. He sure seemed to be enjoying this trip as he sat in the cramped visitor’s dugout while fans found their seats at the ballpark of his childhood. “There’s something about Wrigley Field,” he said. “It’s just special.” Jay Cohen can be reached at http://twitter.com/jcohenap Former Cub Girardi returns to Wrigley with Yankees MCTphoto One of the many ties that bind the two franchises, Cubs starter Carlos Zambrano chats with his former, and current Yankee, pitching coach Larry Rothschild, before the two teams met Friday. MCTphoto For many, like Yankee manager Joe Girardi, there is something special about Wrigley Field. NEWS-SUN€ 385-6155 Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. — A measure recently signed by Gov. Bill Haslam seeks to prevent agents from preying on school athletes in Tennessee. The law, which the governor signed earlier this month, is part of a trend nationwide to keep athletes from receiving compensation or favors from schools, boosters or agents. The Tennessean reports that the law gives state officials the power to investigate such allegations and impose criminal penalties on anyone who performs the services of a sports agent. The law requires anyone who performs the job of an agent in Tennessee to register with the Department of State, which already regulates the agents who represent professional athletes. Failing to do so could result in a penalty of as much as $25,000 and up to six years in prison. Information from: The Tennessean, http://www.tennessean.com Law seeks to shield school athletes from agents

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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. S UNDAY 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. Heartland Interfaith Alliance meets 1:30 p.m., first Friday, St. Frances of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid. For details, call 465-0051. 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. 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. Call 452-0579. 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 towww.oa.org. Ridge Area Missionary Soldiers Avon Park Pathfinder Club meets from 9 a.m. to noon every first and third Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St., Avon Park. For details, call 471-2143. 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 2-5 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-3920. Society for Creative Anachronism (Local Chapter: Shire of Stagridge) meets at 2 p.m. first and third Sunday at Brewster's Coffee House on U.S. 27 in Sebring. For details, call 214-5522. 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 Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 12-9 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 4711448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts at 7:30 p.m. for members and guests. Call 385-0234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. 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. Corvette Cruisers meets at 6:30 p.m. first and third Monday at the Dairy Queen in front of The Home Depot, Sebring. Call Ed Robson at 655-2092. Florida Association Home and Community Education meets from 9-11 a.m. weekly on Mondays at The Agri-Center. The group of sewers and crafters make items for residents of adult congregate living facilities. Call Penny Bucher at 385-0949. Garden Club of Sebring meets noon, Sebring Civic Center. Call 385-2044 or 3822063 for details. 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 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the first and third Monday at Sebring Civic Center from December through April. There will be alternating mainstream and plus dancing with rounds. Casual dress or square dance attire is acceptable. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.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 3148877. Highlands County Amateur Radio Club meets at 7:30 p.m. third Monday in conference room 3 at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center, Sebring. For details, call Don Roberts at 402-0554 or DarrellKoranda at 471-0226. 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 Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. For details, call 4026540. Highlands Delta Chorale rehearses 7 p.m., Sebring Church of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St., Sebring (September throughMay). No auditions are required to join and all ages are welcome. For details or to book a concert, call Cheryl Cometta at 699-2663. Highlands Sertoma Club meets noon, Takis Family Restaurant, Sebring. La Leche League breastfeeding support for Highlands and southern Polk counties, meets at 7 p.m. every third Monday at the Florida Hospital Heartland conference rooms. Pregnant and nursing mothers and their babies are welcome. For more information, call 6556617 or 638-3954. Lake Placid American Legion Post 25 meets 8 p.m., Legion Hall. 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 lod g e. 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. 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. Meetings held first and third Mondays at 8 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. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Highlands County Branch meets 7 p.m. third Monday for a general meeting at Sebring Chamber of Commerce, 227 U.S. 27 North, Sebring. For information, call All Hinson at 399-2243, Rev. Robert Walker at 414-6474 or Davette Thompson at (312) 543-5983.. National Association of Retired Veteran Railway Employees (NARVRE) meets at 11:30 a.m. third Monday fromOctober through May at Homer's Smorgasbord in Sebring.All current and retired railroad employees and their spouses are invited to attend. For more details, call Jerry at 441-4418. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. at Beef O Brady's, 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 Eagles Club 4240 has pizza and darts at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 6554007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. Smoke-free environment. For more details, call 471-3557. 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 Optimist Club meets at 6:15 p.m. first and third Mondays at Jim's house. For details, call Jim Harrison at 381-9767 or Gabriel Read at 453-2859. Sebring Moose Club 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. third Monday for a business meeting, snacks and trivia pursuit. For details, call 6553920. Sebring Women of the Moose has a business meeting at 7 p.m. at the lodge, 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 382-8782. 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. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 meets 7 p.m. third Monday, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring.TUESDAY 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. All Sebring Model Railroad Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, unless otherwise directed. Members build and run an "HO" Guage model railroad layout. Rail-buffs interested in other model railroad gauges are welcomed. For information, or updates on meeting locations, call Gene Archer, 452-0334, or Curtis Petersen, 382-6967. 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. Call 465-7940. 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 Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Avon Park Lions Club meets 6:45 p.m., in the Lions Club, 1218 W. Bell St. Brown Bag Book Bunch book reader's group meets at noon on the third Tuesday of the month at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 3115 Hope St., Sebring. Read the selected book, bring your bag lunch, and join in the lively and interesting discussions. For information on each month's book, call 471-1999. 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. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Friends of Highlands Hammock meets at 6:30 p.m. third Tuesday, Highlands Hammock State Park, Sebring. For more details, call 386-6099. 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. Heartland Avian Society meets every fourth Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., at Huntington National Bank, 126 Center Ave., Sebring. For more details, call 465-9358. Heartland Dolittle Miniature Build meets 7 p.m., third Tuesday, St. Johns Methodist Church social hall, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring. For details, call 3823553. 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 4712294 or 386-5098. Highlands County Quilt Guild meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Women's Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Drive, across from Veterans' Beach, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call 471-0694 or e-mailsbringquilter@embarqmail.com 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. Highlands County Veterans Council meets 7 p.m., third Tuesday in the conference room at the Veterans Services Office. The meeting is for the appointed delegate from each veteran organization in the county to meet to discuss current issues regarding veterans and veterans activities. Hope Hospice grief support 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. Lake HavenHomeowners Association meets the third Tuesday of the month, 5400 N. Lake Huckleberry Drive, Sebring. Covered dish dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Call 382-4858. 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. Lake Placid Jaycees meet 7:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, Jaxson's. Board meetings at 6:30 p.m., second Tuesday. For details, call Joe Collins, 655-5545. Lake Placid Moose has an officers meeting at 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday at the lodge. Lake Placid Toastmasters meet the first and third Tuesday at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 101 S. Oak Ave. in Lake Placid. The web address is www.toastmasters.org. For information call Cathy Schreima at 382-3574 or Linda Udall at 386-6495. Lorida Community Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lorida Community Center to plan events. Masonic Lodge meets 8 p.m., 106 N. Main St., Lake Placid. 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. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday at Avon Park Seventhday Adventist Church, 1410 W. Avon Blvd. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidgeIntergroup.co m. 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 and has blood pressure screening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. first and third Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details, call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Sebring (Noon) meets at noon at the Sebring Civic Center, near the library in downtown Sebring. Call 385-3829 or 471-9900. Sebring Bridge Club will have Duplicate Bridge games every Tuesday evening. If inte rested 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. Smoke-free environment. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Lions Club meets at noon at Dot's Restaurant, 950 Sebring Square. For infor mation call 382-2333. Sebring Lodge 249 F&AM meets 7:30 p.m., 1809 Home Ave., Sebring. Sebring Meals on Wheels Inc. hosts board of directors meeting at 1:30 p.m. the third Tuesday each month at the Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave., Sebring. For details, call Jim Smith at 382-8453. Sebring Moose Lodge 225 9 serves soft shell tacos 5-7 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 Clubplays 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 Dee's Restaurant, Sebring. For details, call Scott Albritton at 402-1819. "Souper" Book Group meets the third Tuesday of each month at noon at Emmanuel United Church of Christ to discuss the monthly book selection and enjoy a soup, salad and dessert lunch All book lovers are welcome. The church is at 3115 Hope St., Sebring (1.8 miles west from corner of Highway 27 and Hammock Rd.) For information about the book of the month and reservations, call the church office 471-1999 or 452-2697. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL99 meets from 67 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-17AN ., AvonPark. Meeting is at 4:45 p.m. For details, call 452-1093. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary meets 7 p.m., third Tuesday, Sebring Jaycees building. Call 471-0393 or 385-2459. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, plays darts 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. House Committee meets at 5:30 p.m For more details, call 699-5444. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 19, 2011Page 5B DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 6/19/11 COMMUNITYCALENDAR CROSSWORDSOLUTION DrIke Lee 2x3 00009465

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C M Y K Special to the News-SunSEBRING — The historic Kenilworth Lodge will present the first Christmas in July Arts & Crafts Show July 2223. The weekend also includes a crafts contest with five categories for participants to choose from. Madge Stewart, event coordinator, has planned a full weekend of fun for Christmas enthusiasts. “We start the weekend with a welcome party and tree trimming on Friday evening, add craft classes and add an arts and crafts show on Saturday,” Stewart said. “To make it even more fun, we have planned a Christmas Luncheon Tea in the lobby between noon and two pm. There is a traditional Christmas dinner at the end of the day with not-so-traditional Christmas karaoke for entertainment. “ There are several options for attendees to choose from. They can simply visit the Arts & Crafts Show on Saturday, July 23 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., for a suggested donation of $1. Full event registration includes the welcome party, lunch, dinner, classes and the show. Enjoy a real staycation by registering for the full event and adding an overnight stay at a very favorable rate. No matter which option you choose, it should be a fun weekend without all the stress of the real Christmas season. Arts and crafts show booths will be in the Plantation Ballroom, which is the original hotel ballroom, built in 1919. The historic lobby offers multiple conversation areas and a big screen TVfor spouses to sit and relax while their counterparts enjoy the arts & crafts show. Admission to the show is a suggested $1 donation that goes to a couple of worthy causes. There will be several door prizes given away at the end of the show. Attendees bringing a newspaper story or ad will be able to enter a special drawing. Show attendees will be able to vote for their favorite craft entries in the Craft Contest. Winners will be announced at “Christmas”dinner. To receive more information contact Madge or Amber at 385-0111 or by e-mail at madge@kenilworthlodge.co m or guestservices@kenilworthlodge.com Page 6BNews-SunSunday, June 19, 2011www.newssun.com DUMMY 09; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; 06/19/11 p/u Special to the News-SunSEBRING — Seventy-five Highlands County high school senior art students were featured at the May 27 Student Art Show Reception, hosted by Highlands Art League at the Highlands Museum of the Arts. Young artists submitted drawings, paintings, sculpture, pottery and more to be judged by local artists and Art League members Anne Watson & Bill Snyder. Most of the students entered multiple pieces representing their body of work for the past school year under the tutelage of high school art teachers Carla Respress (Avon Park), Steve Van Dam and Jack Van Dam (Sebring), and Andie Hammett (Lake Placid). Best of Show was presented to Caryn McQueen of Sebring High School, and she was awarded a $500 scholarship from Highlands Art League. Also recognized for the best in each category were: Acrylic, Chyna Berry (SHS); Tempera, Kimberly Denton (SHS); Ink, Caryn McQueen (SHS); Drawing, Hazel Cortes (SHS); Mixed Media, Chynah Berry (SHS); Clay, Patricia Trahan (SHS); and Sculpture, Kiri Crommett (APHS). Highlands Art League presents scholarship award Courtesy photo Best of Show and $500 Scholarship Award is presented to Caryn McQueen of Sebring High School by Debbie Kendrick, Director of Highlands Museum of the Arts. Highlands Art League hosted the 2011 Student Art Show at MOTA for the last two weeks of the school year. ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Christmas in July Arts & Crafts show planned at Kenilworth Special to the News-SunSEBRING — Come summertime, kids are always looking for something fun, lucrative, or rewarding to do. After all, there are only so many TV reruns to watch and video games to play before their cries of “I’m bored!” begin. With summer just around the corner, parents still have time to encourage their kids to do something special, and maybe even a little different, this year. Annette Miller of Sylvan Learning located in Sebring suggests ways to inspire some memorable fun this summer and keep children learning in the process. Sylvan Learning is North America’s leading provider of in-center and live, online tutoring at home to students of all ages, grades, and skill levels. Some of the ideas are: Put on a play or concert and enhance creativity. Kids love to show off their talents. If you have an aspiring actor or musician in the family, suggest she get together with other performer-friends to entertain families or neighbors. Kids can write their own short plays from their favorite books — Amelia Bedelia books make for fun, silly plots —or Google “short plays for kids” for other ideas. If your kids are musicians, they can choose their favorite selections or write their own songs. If they’re really lucky, they can do both, and put on a musical! Help a neighbor and develop caring and responsible values. Many neighbors in your community would greatly appreciate some help around the house, in the yard, with the shopping, walking pets, washing cars, or with errands. An hour or two a week allows your child to be helpful and gives your neighbor some assistance and company. Start a book club and sharpen reading skills. If your kids have been given a summer reading list, they‚ll have an easier time of it if they work with study buddies. Invite their friends over for reading and discussion followed by pizza, swimming, or a movie. For a list of recommended summer reading, visit www.SylvanLearning.com. Start a new sports team and learn research skills. Kids are always interested in the new and unusual. Find a safe sport that isn’t on your school’s physical education curriculum —windsurfing, sailing, bocce —and help your kids learn about it, try it, and have fun with it. Hike a hundred miles and teach perseverance and writing skills. What says summer more than trekking through the woods? Set a distance goal, and go for it! Even if you’re not near nature trails or green forests, measure a few routes around your neighborhood and hike away a couple of times a week. An inexpensive pedometer and a “hiking journal” let you keep track of your progress. Include descriptions of new things you discovered, whom you walked with, what you talked about, what songs you sang, and maybe even some clever drawings. Make a movie and sharpen writing and leadership skills. It’s easier to become a “junior filmmaker” these days, thanks to inexpensive cameras and computer programs that help develop creativity and imagination. Kids can write their own scripts, rewrite scenes from favorite movies, create new endings for those films, or dramatize episodes from favorite books. Do some gardening and learn geometry, botany, and working within a budget. Organize a small plot of yard for flowers, plants, or vegetables. At the library or online, help kids research gardens and gardening techniques. Give them an allowance for seeds. Help them design the plot, nurture it, and reap the benefits. Exhibit paintings or photographs and boost creativity, writing and social skills. Every child has an artistic streak. Encourage kids to draw, use pastels, watercolor, or paint. Or take photos of friends, games, pets, flowers, neighbors, events, or hikes. Put the photos in a hardcopy album or post online to share with others. Add captions: “My friends and I had a great time at the pool on the Fourth of July. Here we are swimming, having a barbecue, and watching the fireworks. It was awesome!” Play marathon board games and encourage logical thinking. Once or twice a summer, it‚s fun to have a game marathon. Choose your game: Monopoly, Scrabble, Clue, cribbage. Invite friends over, serve snacks, laugh a lot. Take a few pictures for the summer journal. There are so many other ideas, adds Miller. Your main purpose, of course, is to keep your kids‚ minds and bodies active, their social skills keen, and their summer enjoyment high. Memories are made this way. Creative and memorable summer activities for kids Special to the News-Sun LAKE PLACID —The Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative announces that a series of four classes in the art of stained glass will be taught by Earl Miller beginning Saturday. The other three classes in the series will be held on July 2, 9 and 16. The class hours will be 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The cos t for the 16 hours of class work is $120 with all materials provided excep t for a glass cutter. Miller limits class size to a maximum of eigh t students so there is good one-on-one instruction. Miller is a master in the art of stained glass. His work is on display and fo r sale at the Caladium Coop where the classes will be held, 132 E. Interlake Blvd. Stop by and see what you can create afte r you take classes in this ar t genre. Call 699-5940 or visi t the website www.caladiumarts.org for details Caladium Co-op to hold stained glass class Special to the News-SunSEBRING — The Tanglewood Actors Guild has completed auditions for next season’s plays. There will be many veterans of the stage returning and several newcomers ready for the 2011-12 season “Those Little Ladies in the House on the Corner,” the heart warming story o f three elderly sisters who need someone to keep an eye on them, will be performed Dec. 7-9. The hit musical “Godspell,” based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew, will be on stage next March 7-9. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 19, 2011Page 7B WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used Primal Connection: The only organization of its kindSince 2001, this eight-person organization in Highlands County began service to the Florida community and has: Established a drum therapy program for the Hernando County School Board – designed to bring children from abusive homes and thei r parents together Bereavement therapy fo r children for Hernando/Pasco County Hospice and burnt children for the Florida Burn Foundation Developed and implemented in-service workshops for The School Board o f Highlands County to teach teachers how to use percussion as a cross disciplinary tool fo r math, geography, sociology and music in grade schools By JAN MEROP News-Sun correspondentSEBRING – On June 11, a milestone celebration took place at the Kenilworth Lodge featuring several remarkable junctures in the j ourneys of art, music and longevity with Fred Leavitt at the helm. The Kenilworth Gallery, together with Heartland Cultural Alliance celebrating its renaissance first year, featured exhibits of fine art of various genres from local artists, which will remain on display for the summer and are available for purchase. Classical guitarist Kenny Summers provided background music for approximately 200 guests while Chef Mac of The Palms of Sebring delighted guests with his culinary art. Asilent auction was held for donated art pieces as well as raffles for special golf outings, dinner for four by Chef Mac, and more. As part of the evening, a concert from Primal Connection commemorating its 10th anniversary rocked the night with drumming from many cultures, along with cheering Leavitt’s 70th birthday. “I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate this milestone birthday than with friends and family of the art and music community,” Leavitt said. It was an evening of personal accomplishment for artists and benefited the economy in Highlands County. For more information about Primal Connection, contact Leavitt at 402-8238 or cell 9912550. Heartland Cultural AllianceTen years ago, Leavitt, an award-winning artist, arrived in Sebring and found it to be fertile ground for his creative, artistic nature with photography and music. Leavitt’s imagination incorporates extraordinary photography and creative computer technology. One of his major works, “Seven Days of Creation,” merges these two venues with Bible verses of the Creation and is displayed in Dr. Carmelita Lim’s Sebring office and at Florida Hospital, Lake Placid. Leavitt has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize by the Chicago Tribune as well as having been on assignment for National Geographic, Look, and Life. His photos hang in the Vatican Collection in Rome and the Ringling Museum in Sarasota. The Heartland Cultural Alliance, a non-profit group of artists who, under Leavitt’s leadership, is bringing art to life in Highlands County and fulfilling a passion to help artists be seen and cultures come together. The evidence is seen at HCA’s Gallery of Fine Art at the Sebring Airport; past pop-up art events in downtown Sebring and Lakeshore Mall; Scribes Night Out at Brewster’s Coffee House for local wordsmiths; and the Art Music Gallery at Kenilworth Lodge, a first Saturday of the month event featuring a new group show of local artists with music following.Art has sold and the community came together. HCAwill continue exploring ways for the arts, business and government to partner and enrich our community.Primal ConnectionThis unusual percussion group not only brings cultures together and lends itself to creativity for everyone “who has a heartbeat” as Milestone Celebration connects music and art with Leavitts 70th year News-Sun photo by KEN MEROP The eight-member Primal Connection Ensemble enthusiastically drummed for everyones pleasure.From left are Fred Leavitt, Malka Hardt (not visible), Denise Miriani, Joseph Anthony, Idris El, Gail Leavitt, Marlene Marchant and Donnalee Hilden. News-Sun photo by KEN MEROP Fred Leavitt drumming at the Primal Connection Concert celebrating the groups 10th year. ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT News-Sun photo by KEN MEROP Fred Leavitt donated his Fifth Day of Creation as one of the art pieces for the silent auction. See LEAVITT, page 8B See PRIMAL, page 8B Wells used 6x10.5 color 00009503

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C M Y K Drum events to bring migrant workers, their children, other English learning populations together in joy and mutual respect Produced ‘Educultural’ World Tour assembly performances for Highlands County schools Worked as Artists in Residence for VSAarts of Florida for children and adults with disabilities On-going hand drumming therapy programs for dementia patients at Lake Placid Health Care and Kenilworth Rehabilitation Center Four years at the Avon Park Youth Academy using Primal Connection Percussion Education Program for Troubled Teens with dramatic results After-school and summer Percussion Education and Team building program for fourththrough seventh-grade underprivileged children at Boys and Girls Club of Highland’s County Enabled Girl Scouts to win their Merit Badges Highlands and Polk county libraries use Primal Connection to build cross cultural understanding Primal Connection influenced most of the schools in the county to use percussion, in one way or another, to educate children Primal Connection is the number one site on Google for “drum therapy in Florida” and the number one site worldwide for “educational, health, drum circles and youth drumming programs.” Page 8BNews-SunSunday, June 19, 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. Children's 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. children's choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. children's 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 Children's 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 God's Heart and Sharing God's 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 women's 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 God's 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 Mother's 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. Children's 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. JosŽ Gonz‡lez, 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 Lord's Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; "Building God's 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 men's 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.; Children's 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 Scriptures'by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway. Our hours of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A 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. Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP Leavitt is fond of saying; but, it is a diverse, successful therapy tool. Leavitt came to Sebring after traveling the world with his drum. Whether beside a lake, in a town square, or park, “It was amazing how the universality of the drum drew people together and before I knew it, others, too, had begun drumming with me.” When his wife Gail and others prodded him to develop Primal Connection in Sebring, he couldn’t resist. At the Kenilworth, the group performed a combination of rhythms from South Africa, Morocco, Cuba and more.Then Leavitt enthusiastically invited the audience to participate in a Community Drum Circle. Primal Connection has performed at the Sun Dome in Tampa and at Highlands Hammock State Park. But, their fondest drumming happens with their drum therapy program.Beat with a heartPrimal Connection has been awarded a grant to continue the therapeutic work that keeps their hearts and drums beating. Consider the tremendous strides in bereavement therapy for children. “The child is stuck by his anger,” Leavitt said. “He’s asking, ‘Why me, why my parents?” He hates God and is filled with pent-up emotion. “We allow them to express their anger through the drum.” They pound and pound and get it out. Then they are led into more melodic rhythms and the child sees he is drumming together with others who are experiencing the same thing. “Then we bring them to a level of joy and smiles break out on their faces.” The therapy is tailored to the group they are working with. Unresponsive Alzheimer patients may simply tap their feet or amazingly are brought back into the moment … feeling the vibrations they share with others. “There is lucidity for that period of drumming,” Leavitt said. Boys and Girls Club of Highlands County, troubled youth at the Avon Park Youth Academy, school children, and ongoing therapy with dementia patients at Lake Placid Health Care and Kenilworth Rehabilitation Center testify to the benefits. Why drumming works“The reason drumming works in each situation is because of the universal beat that has been present in the body since before birth – the heartbeat.” It’s the first connection or communication between mother and child in the womb. When she’s peacefu l with a calm steady heartbeat, so is the baby. However, if the mother becomes agitated, the baby’s heartbeat reflects that. That is the primal connection. Drumming has a way o f reconnecting us. “The drum sends sound vibrations out.That physical wave affects every cell in the body and puts the cells in motion. It gets the brain firing in rhythm and brings into unity every core muscl e in the body as it vibrates to these sounds,” Leavitt said. “This goes on all life long.” Continued from page 7B News-Sun photo by KEN MEROP The drums are visually appealing as well as impressive sounding. Continued from page 7B Leavitt honored with art, music Primal Connection is unique

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 19, 2011Page 9B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer .Service time is 9:30 with Holy Communion. Coffee hour following services. Newcomers welcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mailredeemer1895@aol.com Web site:redeemeravon.com. The church is at 839 Howe's 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" Children's 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. Faith's 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; Men's 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 children's 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, Children's & 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 Kid's World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. The Lord's Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union 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 Manufacturer's 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 Children's 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 God's Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and children's 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; Women's 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, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; MondayFriday, Summer Day Camp (youth ages 11-14) 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. excluding holidays; Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 3 p.m., adult classroom; Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m., adult classroom. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com,118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 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 Children's 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 Deacon's 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 Women's 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, FL 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 27 and Hammock Road). Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion with worship first Sunday of month; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. all other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For more information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@eart h link.net or check theWeb sitesebringemmanuelucc.com. No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Hit List" by Laurell K. Hamilton (Berkley) 2. "The Kingdom" by Clive Cussler and Grant Blackwood (Putnam Adult) 3. "State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett (Harper) 4. "Dead Reckoning" by Charlaine Harris (Ace) 5. "Dreams of Joy: A Novel" by Lisa See (Random House) 6. 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C M Y K By TAMARALUSH Associated Press LAKE ALFRED — The knee-high contraption resting on a patch of dirt near an orange grove looked like a cross between a tiny helicopter and a spider. But this toy isn’t for kids; the helicopter made for hobbyists is actually the latest technology in crop monitoring. Standing nearby with a shiny silver control panel that looks like something out of a Star Trek episode, University of Florida researcher Reza Ehsani is the pilot of the remote-controlled chopper. He flipped a few switches and the miniature aircraft lifted gently into the air and whizzed over the green trees. Ehsani fiddled with a toggle and the helicopter hovered some 30 feet in the air over an orange tree. “I call it the whirlybird,” he said. Although the idea is still in the research stage, Ehsani and other Florida researchers said it’s a promising and inexpensive way to view crops from above, giving farmers much-needed clues about what’s really happening between the leaves and branches. They’ve attached a GPS device under its domed top and expensive camera equipment to its belly. Using those GPS coordinates, researchers can visit an area more than once, snapping high-resolution images from above. The photos help researchers and farmers do everything from count individual trees and detect problems with watering to monitor the deadly citrus greening disease, a vital task in Florida. The Florida researchers’ technology has also been used for crops in Oregon, Nebraska and Arkansas and even Malaysia. It costs between $3,000 and $20,000, depending on the size of the model chopper and sophistication of the camera. The images are then downloaded and scrutinized with computer programs. “We want to be able to see individual leaves,” Ehsani said. He and other researchers have looked into aerial crop monitoring for years with limited success. Full-sized helicopters and fixed-wing airplanes flown by a human pilot were too costly for most farmers to use regularly. Scheduling flight time and weather also hampered repeat monitoring. And photos weren’t great because the planes and helicopters couldn’t get close to the crops. Ehsani also considered using more traditional remote-controlled planes to take photos. “You have to have a very well-trained pilot,” he laughed. “The plane crashes, and you lose your expensive sensor and camera.” Enter the Mikrokopter. Made in Germany, the helicopter varies in size and power. Some models have four rotors, others, six or eight. Page 10BNews-SunSunday, June 19, 2011www.newssun.com CHATHAM POINTE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 6/5,19,26 SEBRING PEDIATRICS, LLC; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 06/19/11 We’ve all heard the phrase “leaves of three, let it be.” It would be good advice to pay attention to those words when approaching Toxicodendron radicans, better known as poison ivy. This poisonous North American plant produces urushiol, which is a clear liquid compound found within the sap. This liquid can cause an irritating, itching rash when contact is made. Identification of the plant may save you a lot of heartache and misery. Make sure next time you go out into the woods you know what you’re looking to avoid! Three characteristics will help you to identify the pesky plant. The leaf clusters are always in three, the leaves are alternately arranged on the stem and there are no thorns on the stems. If you don’t know what poison ivy looks like and you come in contact with a plant that has these characteristics, just avoid it to be on the safe side. The plant you are looking at may be perfectly harmless, but better to stay away if you’re unsure. In the winter time, the appearance of the plant can even confuse experts. Unusual growth patterns or loss of leaves can fool even the most experienced outdoorsman. When leaves are not deformed, they are almond-shaped and can range from a light to dark green. In the fall, the leaves will turn a reddish color. The leaves can be a little shiny and are usually about 1.5 to 3 inches long. Each leaflet has a few or no teeth along the edges and the surface is smooth. Poison ivy can grow as a vine or shrub. When vines are growing on a tree, the adventitious roots adhere to the bark. It can also spread from rhizomes or root crowns. Poison ivy reproduces either vegetatively or sexually. Flowering occurs from May to July and the blooms are a yellow-green-white color and located in clusters above the leaves. The plant produces a grapelike clustering fruit which appears in the fall and is a grayishwhite color. Birds enjoy the fruits and the seeds remain viable after passing through their digestive systems, helping the plant to propagate elsewhere. When humans come in contact with the plant, it often causes and allergic reaction. Some fortunate people are not bothered by the poison in the beginning, but may become sensitized with repeated contact. More than 350,000 people in the United States are affected by poison ivy annually. The liquid within the sap, urushiol, binds to the skin and causes severe itching that turns into inflammation and blistering. If the blisters are broken, the poison will not spread. If you have come in contact with poison ivy, a rash may develop within a week of exposure and it may last up to four weeks. If poison ivy is burned, it is also toxic. If the smoke is inhaled, a rash may develop in the lungs, which causes extreme discomfort, pain and may even be fatal. If consumed, the plant may cause damage to the digestive tract. The urushiol oil from the plant may remain active for several years. Therefore, handling the plant even when it is dead may cause a reaction. Pets may transfer the oil from their fur to human skin. If clothing, gloves or tools have come in contact with the plant, they should be thoroughly washed before re-use. If you do come in contact with the plant, try treating the affected area with Calamine lotion, oatmeal baths or baking soda. Over-thecounter products to relieve the itching may also be effective. Is there anything good about the plant? Absolutely. It feeds the wildlife, which eat the seeds and are not affected by the poison. It is great for erosion control in some areas and the Native Americans used it for medicinal purposes. Don’t let this poisonous plant keep you from enjoying Mother Nature. Alittle time on your part to study and learn how to identify it will give you a sense of confidence when you’re out in the woods. Just like knowing about snakes or other types of animals, education is the key. It will help you to know what to avoid and what won’t hurt you, allowing you a pleasurable natural experience. Some common rhymes about po ison ivy: “Leaves of three, let it be.” “Hairy vine, no friend of mine.” “Raggy rope, don’t be a dope!” Poison ivy vines on trees have a furry “raggy”appearance. “One, two, three? Don’t touch me.” “Berries white, run in fright”an d “Berries white, danger in sight.” “Longer middle stem, stay away from them.”This refers to the middle leaflet having a notably longer stem than the two side leaflets. “Red leaflets in the spring, it’s a dangerous thing.”This refers to th e red appearance that new leaflets sometimes have in the spring. “Side leaflets like mittens, will itch like the dickens.”This refers to the appearance of some, but not all, poison ivy leaves, where each o f the two side leaflets has a small notch that makes the leaflet look like a mitten with a “thumb.” “If butterflies land there, don’t put your hand there.”This refers to the fact that some butterflies land on poison ivy, since they are not affected, which provides them pro tection as their predators avoid eating the plant. “If it’s got hair, it won’t be fair. ” This refers to the hair that can be on the stem and leaves of poison ivy. Corine Burgess is the Natural Resources Specialist for the Highlands County Natural Resources Department assistin g the Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District (www.highlandsswcd.org). Poison ivy: Remember, leaves of three, let it be News From The Watershed Corine Burgess Courtesy photo Poison Ivy is identified by three basic characteristics: leaf clusters are always in three, the leaves are alternately arranged on the stem and there are no thorns on the stems. OUTDOORS Special to the News-SunIn light of the significant drought conditions and increased threat of wildfires, and in conjunction with Gov. Rick Scott’s executive order declaring a statewide emergency due to wildfire danger, the Florida Division of Forestry is asking for a voluntary ban on open campfires on state lands. The ban includes lands under the management of the Florida Division of Forestry, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the Department of Environmental Protection and all Water Management Districts. The temporary restriction against open campfires would prohibit any fires placed openly on the ground until the threat of wildfire is significantly diminished. Cooking fires contained in commecially designed products such as grills and metal fire rings are not prohibited. Open campfires banned on state lands Remote control chopper monitors states citrus crops from above GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCEƒ Sebring pediatrics 2x4 00009424 Chatham Pointe 3x10.5 00009047

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C M Y K Special to the News-SunAVON PARK —South Florida Community College Community Education is offering classes this fall at the Highlands Campus, Avon Park. Registration for fall classes begins on Tuesday, July 5. Aquabics is a moderatelypaced aerobic water exercise class for toning and building strength in a heated pool. Water exercise is easy on the j oints, but still provides resistance. Morning and evening classes will be offered Aug. 8Sept. 30. Aquacize is a gentle water exercise class for people with arthritis and is sanctioned by the Arthritis Foundation. The classes are held in a heated pool. The classes meet Aug. 8-Sept. 30. Basic Home Computer II will teach students how to copy files and folders, use the desktop cleanup wizard, surf the internet, text layout, and examine automatic updates. The prerequisite for this class is the Basic Home Computer I class. Class meets Tuesdays, Aug. 30-Oct. 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and costs $76. Beginning Keyboarding 101 is a course for students with no previous keyboarding experience. This course is an overview of correct keyboarding technigues using alphabetic and numeric keys on the computer. The student will learn the alpha-numeric computer keyboard, usage of correct finger placement and techniques to increase their typing speed. This class will be held on Mondays, Aug. 22Oct. 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The cost is $80 and includes a book. Digital Photography I will teach students how to work with light elements, the history of the camera, patterns and shapes. The class meets Wednesdays, Aug. 24-Oct. 12, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The cost is $76. Digital Photography II will help photographers take their pictures to the next level. In this class, some of the major areas being covered in-depth will be lighting, composition, and lenses. This class meets on Tuesdays, Aug. 23Oct. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and costs $76. Lap Swimming is an excellent way to exercise, cross train, and stay cool. This class meets Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 6 27, 10-11 a.m., at the SFCC Highlands Campus Pool. The cost is $21. Register in Building B at the Highlands Campus or any SFCC campus or center. Call 453-6661, ext. 7388. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 19, 2011Page 11B JOHN PALMER ELECTRIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 06/17, 06/19, 06/22 STATE FARM; 3.639"; 5"; Black; 06/19/11 CHALKTALK Courtesy photo Take Stock in Children Executive Director Don Appelquist and Deena Wright, TSIC student advocate, present ninth-grade student Lexi Siegle (center) with a Take Stock in Children scholarship. Courtesy photo Lake Placid High School Principal Michael Haley presents a T ake Stock in Children scholarship to Joanna Sanchez. Courtesy photo S S e b r i n g g H i g h h S c h o o l l P r i n c i p a l l T o n i i S t i v e n d e r r ( r i g h t ) ) p r e s e n t s s E m i l y G G i l b e r t t a n d d A l e c c R u d i s e l l w i t h h T a k e e S t o c k k i n n C h i l d r e n n s c h o l a r s h i p s Courtesy photo Avon Park High School student Mariah Claitt received a Take Stock in Children scholarship. Courtesy photo Take Stock in Children program recently awarded several Highlands County middle and high school students with new scholarships. Students who received scholarships were (first row, from left) Justin Baucom, Jacqueline Avalos, Anfernee Munnings and Royce Abela. (Second row, from left) Nyara Whitlock, Ethan Dilday, Tamia Caldwell, Shelby Edwards. (Third row, from left) Mitchell Williams, Genesis Castillo, Jennifer Patinocastro, Oldalyz Guzman, Casey Tessman, Eileen Islas, Amber Theado, Desiree Andujar, and Elizabeth Leon. (Back row, from left) John Berry, Daisy Mares, Jarrod Thorpe, Aston Abela, Mitho Michelin, Savannah Connolly, Jose Becerra, and Augustin Hernandez. Chelsea Johnson, not pictured, also received a scholarship. Take Stock scholars must maintain satisfactory grades, attendance, and behavior at school and must remain drug and crime free. Additionally, parents are asked to sign the contract and promise to support their childs involvement in the program. Each scholar also meets with a mentor once a week at school. The South Florida Community College Foundation serves as the lead agency for Take Stock in Children in its service area of DeSoto, Hardee, and Highlands Counties. To date, 220 local students have graduated from TSIC. Take Stock in Children presents awards Special to the News-SunThe School Board of Highlands County will be participating in the Summer Food Service Program through Aug. 19. Last year, the School Board provided more than 70,000 meals to eligible children in our county. The Summer Food Services program will provide nutritionally balanced meals to all children regardless of race, color, sex, disability, age, or national origin during summer vacation when school breakfasts and lunches are not available. All children 18 years old and younger are eligible for meals at no charge at all “open” summer feeding sites. “Open” sites are approved for geographical areas of need where 50 percent or more of the children qualify for free and reduced price meals during the school year. This year the following list represents all schools functioning as “open sites” for the summer feeding program. Schools will also provide breakfast and lunch meals to all children in the immediate vicinity in addition to those enrolled in summer school programs. Please note, occasionally sites may not offer meal service due to being off site for field trips. For more information or to check availability of meal service at a site, call the Food Service Office at 471-5676 and speak with Barbara Haywood or Martha Brown. — Sebring Middle, June 20 through Aug. 11, Breakfast 8-8:30 a.m.; and Lunch 11:30 a.m. to noon. — Avon Elementary, June 13 through Aug. 19, Breakfast 8-8:30 a.m.; Lunch 11:30 a.m. to noon. —Woodlawn Elementary, June 13 through Aug. 19, Breakfast 8-8:30; Lunch 11:30 a.m. to noon. — Avon Park Middle, June 13 through Aug. 12, Breakfast 8:15-9 a.m., Lunch 12-12:30 p.m. —Sun ‘N Lake Elementary, June 13 through Aug. 19, Breakfast 8-8:45 a.m. Lunch 12-12:45 p.m. — Park Elementary, June 13 through Aug. 19, Breakfast 7:45-8:45 a.m. Lunch 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Lake Placid Middle, June 14-30, Breakfast 8-8:30 a.m., Lunch 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Cracker Trail Elementary, June 13 through Aug. 19, Breakfast 8-9 a.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m. to noon. —Lake Placid Elementary, June 13 through Aug. 19, Breakfast 8-9 a.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m. to noon. — Fred Wild Elementary, June 13 through July 29, Breakfast 7:30-8:30 a.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. —Sebring High, June 13 through Aug. 19, Breakfast 7:30-8:30 a.m. Lunch 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Lake Placid High, June 13 through July 21, Breakfast 7:45-8:15 a.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. — Hill-Gustat Middle, June 13-17, Breakfast-No service. Lunch 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. —Avon Park High, June 13-17, Breakfast 8-8:30 a.m. Lunch 11:30 a.m. to noon. —Kindergarten Learning Center, June 13 through Aug. 12, Breakfast 88:45 a.m. Lunch 11-11:45 a.m. School Board holding Summer Food Service Program SFCC Community Education announces fall classes GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCEƒ John Palmer2x3 00009414 State Farm 2x5 00009428

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C M Y K StatePoint MediaSummer vacation is important. It gives kids a chance to learn more about themselves by attending camp, working a summer job or just diving deep into a hobby. But it’s also important that children maintain the skills they’ve developed at school over the summer, particularly reading skills. To help, Nestle has created “The Nestle Share the Joy of Reading” program benefitting Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit children’s literacy organization, to ensure that low income children around the country have books to learn, grow, and develop a love of reading, even in the summer! Here are some tips from RIF to keep your young ones excited about reading this summer: — Make a chart to keep track of the books they read this summer. Generate excitement by competing with same-age relatives or friends to see who reads more. — Write a letter to your favorite author. Alibrarian can help you find a postal or e-mail address. — Start a journal with a friend or relative. Take turns writing in it all summer long. You can even do this by mail or e-mail, especially if a parent or relative is deployed or away on business. — Make your own fun board game. Include game pieces, cards, and a spinner or dice. — Collect jokes from your family and friends and make your own joke book. — Plan an entertaining family “booknic” at your favorite outdoor spot. Pack a lunch and plenty to read. — Make dinnertime reading time. As family members are preparing meals or cleaning up, one person can read aloud from a favorite classic or an exciting new novel. Enthusiastic readers can also help spread their love of the written word. And there are many things you can do to encourage reading in your community and nationwide. For example, candy lovers can help by looking for promotional codes inside specially marked bags of Nestle candy, such as Butterfinger and BabyRuth, and visiting www.celebration corner.com/RIF. Each time they enter a valid package promotion code to play an instant win game, Neste will donate ten cents to RIF. The company may be donating up to $250,000, with a minimum guarantee of $100,000, to RIF through the Nestle Share the Joy of Reading Program. You can also participate without purchasing anything and can view the official rules on the website. You can find more fun and easy ways to encourage summer reading in your family by visiting www.rif.org or by visiting your local public library. You can also tie your reading choices to family trips. Kids will enjoy reading about animals before visiting the zoo or a quick review of history before visiting a local historical site. Even keeping score at a baseball game can serve as a literacy activity. So keep it fun and light, and keep your kids reading this summer. Here are some more tips: — Make reading an adventure by connecting read-aloud choices to summer activities. Choose books that allow children to explore new places, meet new people and discover new things. — Find a list of baseball teams in the sports section of the newspaper. Put them in A-B-C order and find their cities on a map. — Are the stars out tonight? Check out a book on the constellations from your local library and find them in the sky. — Pretend you are going to visit another city or state. Write to a local tourist bureau for more information about your selected destination. Read about your fantasy trip and write about your travel experiences. — Plan an outing to your favorite nature center, theme park or zoo. Review the destination brochure or website to plan your activities and what you hope to discover once you get there. Read the maps and field guides as you explore. — Take books along on summer outings. Pack books in the family beach bag, picnic basket or backpack. — Swap books with a friend. Keep sharing books throughout the summer. — Play word games or letter hunts when you're on the road. Road signs, license plates, street signs and billboards are filled with letters and words. — Document summer activities and travels in your personal journal. This will improve writing skills and keep treasured memories fresh. — Read an e-book together online. Visit BuddigBeAReader.com to select your story, and then provide a brief description about your experience with the book. Parents and children who sign up to read a book together and write a short essay will be eligible to win a $1,000 scholarship bond and a free children's book from Scholastic. During the yearlong Be A Reader campaign, parents and their children are encouraged to create their own reading and literacy experiences wherever they may be. With the intent of nourishing young minds, Carl Buddig & Company the lunchmeat brand that ha s been nourishing families for generations is partnering with RIF to raise a minimum of $100,000 for children's literacy programs. For more information about the Be A Reader campaign visit www.Buddig.com. For additional tips to help your child discover the joy of reading, visit www.RIF.org. Page 12BNews-SunSunday, June 19, 2011www.newssun.com DUMMY 09; 7.444"; 4"; Black; residence inn STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 06/19/11 Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID — The Tomoka Heights Activities organization has presented three academic scholarships to the following 2011 Lake Placid High School graduating seniors: A$2,000 scholarship was presented to Kyle LeBlanc, who has been accepted at the University of Florida and plans to major in engineering. His academic history leadership skills in athletic activities and dedicated volunteerism in the community is exceptional. A$2,000 scholarship went to McKenzie Waldron, who is attending Palm Beach Atlantic University and will major in business administration. She has been very successful scholastically and very involved with student government, leadership roles and volunteers in many school, church and community activities. A$1,000 scholarship went to Macaela Martinez, who is planning to attend the University of South Florida and will major in nursing. She has shown a high degree of school success in academics while being very involved in school athletics and volunteering in school, church and community functions. Tomoka Heights residents are also providing four scholarships, amounting to $650 to enable four students to attend a one-week program at the Archbold Biological Station Summer Camp 2011 where they will experience handson science exploration in the 8,800 acres of Florida scrub. This week is offered to students aged seven to 12 to stimulate curiosity and teach appreciation of the natural habitat. These scholarships are given to Keith Roberts, Lake Placid Middle School; Emily Brouwer, Lake Placid Elementary School; Sariah Barajas, Lake Placid Elementary School and Anthony File, Lake Country Elementary School. Tomoka Heights awards scholarships Special to the News-SunAVON PARK – Students from Walker Memorial Academy of Avon Park traveled to the Walt Disney World Resort on May 17 to take part in the Disney Youth Education Series Program (Y.E.S.) “Everyday Chemistry.” Each year, groups from around the world travel to Walt Disney World to take part in one of the several Disney Y.E.S. programs offered throughout the resort. Most of the programs take place in and behind the scenes of the worldfamous theme parks. Areas of study include career discovery, life management, physical science, natural science, history, and art and humanities. The programs use varied resources onstage and backstage to bring real world examples to the learning experience. These twoto threehour interactive educational experiences are available at both the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California. They are led by professional Disney facilitators who help guide the students and assist them in understanding the key lessons. Visit www.DisneyYES.com or call 800-603-0552. Walker Memorial Academy makes Walt Disney theme park their classroom for a day Special to the News-Sun South Florida Community College’s Corporate and Community Education Department will hold a Florida Child Care Professional Credentials (FCCPC) refresher course from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 9-Oct. 25 at the SFCC Highlands Campus. The cost is $225. The Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) requires child care providers to complete additional education before renewing their FCCPCs. SFCCs FCCPC Refresher Course satisfies the requirement by constituting 45 hours of training from a DCF authorized institution. AFCCPC II course will be held from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 14-Aug. 18 at the SFCC Lake Placid Center. The cost is $300. FCCPC I and II courses are key elements to earning a Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC), which assists early childhood caregivers in expanding their career opportunities. FCCPC I and II address eight core areas of knowledge and skill associated with delivery of quality education to preschool children, and build upon the content of the state-mandated training courses previously completed by the caregiver. E-mail Debbie Gutierrez, program specialist, SFCC Corporate and Continuing Education, at gutierrd@southflorida.edu, or call 784-7032. Register in Building B at the SFCC Highlands Campus or any SFCC campus or center. SFCCs Corporate and Community Education plans to hold FCCPC courses CHALKTALK Creative ways to keep kids reading during the summer months StatePoint Media Reading with your kids can help improve their literacy level. Associated PressTALLAHASSEE — State officials suspect possible cheating on nearly 7,000 Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests. The Department of Education on Friday confirmed that 14 of Florida’s 67 county school districts have been asked to investigate. Asecurity company contracted by the state found a highly improbable number of common answers or excessive erasures on 6,697 of the 4 million FCATexams taken this year. Those exams were invalidated, but school districts can appeal. The counties where suspected exams were found include Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Hillsborough and Orange. The others are Duval, Flagler, Polk, Lee, Leon, Manatee, Seminole, Jefferson and Gadsden. 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C M Y K Dear Abby: I’m a 38year-old man who is in love with a 45year-old woman. She was married for 20 years and has three children. She was separated for two years before we started dating. She and her ex are extremely civil, and she spends nights at his house in order to see the children. I support her in this because I don’t ever want her to feel like I’m making her choose. Her ex doesn’t want her back, nor does she want to reconcile. They are friends. This morning she had an appointment with a divorce lawyer and came home saying she isn’t ready to do it. She’s afraid her ex will become vindictive and use the kids as leverage. I told her there are custody arrangements that protect both parents. She says she loves me, but she’s worried that it isn’t fair for me. I told her relationships aren’t always “fair.” She expressed that when she’s with her kids she misses me and viceversa. I don’t know what to say or do. I love her, but how do I comfort her? — Standing By in Pennsylvania DearStanding By: Your lady friend may be separated from her husband, but she’s not yet ready to move on. Or, the lawyer may have said something that frightened her. You’re doing all you can to comfort her. But she may need professional counseling and more time before she’s ready to take the next step and end the marriage. DearReaders: I offer good wishes not only to fathers everywhere, but also to those caring individuals who donate their time to mentor youngsters whose fathers are absent or deceased. Many readers have asked me for a prayer in memory of a father who is no longer living. The following prayer is from the Hebrew Union Prayer Book, and is recited on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. It is also available in my “Keepers” booklet:In Memory of a Father“Thy memory, my dear father, fills my soul at this solemn hour. It revives in me thoughts of the love and friendliness which thou didst bestow upon me. The thought of these inspires me to a life of virtue; and when my pilgrimage on earth is ended and I shall arrive at the throne of mercy, may I be worthy of thee in the sight of God and man. May our merciful Father reward thee for the faithfulness and kindness thou has ever shown me; may He grant thee eternal peace. Amen.” 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. Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) –Aries, a romantic match is made this week and you are at the center of the activity. Sometimes it feels really good to be at the center of others’good fortune. Taurus (April 21-May 21) –Taurus, there are a million reasons why you shouldn’t do something, but you have to come up with the one reason why you should. Look harder. Gemini (May 22-June 21) – Gemini, an estrangement has you feeling a little lonely. Bury the hatchet and start reconnecting with that special person you miss. Pisces provides some encouraging words. Cancer(June 22-July 22) – Cancer, think about all the things you have to get done, and then push them aside. This is a week to put your feet up and simply enjoy the moments as they come. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) – Think about someone else when you are asked for your advice on a situation. Instead of wondering what you would do, consider what this other person would do. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) – Virgo, a clash of personalities leaves you with a little pent-up anger. Simmering over the situation won’t help, so it’s better if you just leave well enough alone. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Libra, there’s not much to worry about this week so you’re free and clear to have a good time. Make the most of social situations with friends or a special someone. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) –It’s time to make a few new friends, Scorpio. Joining a club or group can get you together with likeminded individuals and provide the opportunity to know others. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) –Sagittarius, some people are masters at skirting the system, but you are not one of them. Before taking the easy route, think about the consequences. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) –Capricorn, you have been pondering an important decision for some time now. It’s finally time to take the plunge. Don’t worry: The results will be well worth the effort. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) – Reminiscing about old times can bring a smile to your face, Aquarius. Bu t unless you are going to revisit the past, it won’t do much to dwell on wha t might have been. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) –Take a few moments to make a priority list, Pisces. Because with so much time on your hands, you’ll have opportunity to do things. With the boys at school and Ken at work, I was enjoying the solitude of our first home in the mountains of New Jersey. As I went about my household duties, I sometimes found myself talking to none other than myself!On one particular day I came out of our bedroom into the living room still chatting with me when I heard a voice say, “Do you always talk to yourself like that?” I panicked! I couldn’t fathom who would be in the house with me even though in a split second I knew Ken’s voice and saw him. I screamed as I trembled in his arms and made him promise to NEVER do that to me again. He had been sitting there listening and then watching me silently. Besides having a knack for surprising me without a sound when I’m unaware of his presence, he sometimes likes to silently look at me when I’m doing something. Even though I know he’s there, I suddenly feel his penetrating look and I know I’m being watched. Recently, my grandson came into my bedroom when I was asleep at his house. He stood there silently. Yet, I could feel him looking at me. Whether we are aware of it or not, the eyes of our children and grandchildren watch the things we do and listen to what we say. If we’re not careful, when they suddenly speak up we may be startled by their questions. With today being Father’s Day, it’s good for Dad’s to remember the little eyes that watch so they can mimic; the little ears that hear more than we think; and the little feet that want to follow along in Dad’s big shoes. In Ephesians 6:4, NIV, these instructions are given: “Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” By giving our children training from God’s Word we help them know God and learn to respond to him, to live for him and have an abundant life. Consequently, they are not exasperated. Our example never really stops. Whether our homes are still filled with young children or teens; or, if we are empty nesters, we have a responsibility to say and live the same thing giving them the example of integrity. Our sons and daughters deserve to see us walk and talk truth. Being a Dad is a lifelong assignment. How wonderful to know that God the Father is ever present and is the perfect example.Selah. Jan Merop of Sebring is a NewsSun correspondent and an award-winning writer. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 19, 2011Page 13B COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; 6/5/11 CREATIVE FLOORS; 3.639"; 3"; Black; main, 06/17, 06/19, 06/22 FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 06/17, 06/19, 06/22 DIVERSIONS BROADWAYSHOWSTOPPERSBy PAMELAAMICK KLAWITTER ACROSS 1 Cotton-picking handful 5 Like pro football players 9 Libreville is its capital 14 Seasonal crew? 19 Moises of baseball 20 One often thickens on stage 21 Word with soap 22 Corporate reward 23 Airport pickup spot 26 Ballet __ 27 __ and his money ...Ž 28 Toledo toast 29 Certain Honshu resident 31 __ Sauer: handgun 33 Library ID 35 Urges 39 Norman landmark 46 Propsuffix 47 Captain Hooks last words are its motto 48 Gives an earful 49 Frat characters? 50 Some HDTVs 52 Sunscreen additive 54 Alas., once 55 Iona College athletes 56 Troublemakers credo? 61 British miler Steve 62 One in a pool 63 Trendy tea 64 Some NFL linemen 67 Class unit 69 Assistants and such 72 Like a wake 74 2000 Gere title role 75 It may be fenced 78 Mrs. Gorbachev 81 Relative of -ish 82 One might prompt a curtain call 86 Dressing target 89 Let __!Ž 90 Inventor Sikorsky 91 Cheese holder 92 Nutmeg covering 93 Like most sandals 96 Fictional futuristic race 98 Big foot letters 99 Fleeting celebrity 103 Some kitchens 104 Gossip 105 Moral slip 106 Cellist awarded a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 1989 110 Second-deepest U.S. lake 113 Convertible alternatives 117 Burst of activity 120 Relax 123 Come to terms 124 Many a chat room visitor 125 __ Center: N.J. arena 126 Italian hot spot 127 Like some bulls 128 Hoity-toity types 129 British tax 130 Voicemail accumulation: Abbr. DOWN 1 Radners Wawa 2 Minnesotas St. __ College 3 Company symbol 4 1931 count portrayer 5 SUV stat 6 Some draft picks 7 Like la vidaŽ in a Ricky Martin hit 8 And others, to Cicero 9 Splitting word? 10 Springfield storekeeper 11 Carloss kiss 12 Mined finds 13 The Lion KingŽ lioness 14 Slips 15 Takeoff place 16 Before and after ,Ž compared with 17 Safe opener? 18 Have a look 24 Better way to be wanted? 25 Needing practice 30 Clan attire 32 Gain access to 34 Peaceful WarriorŽ actor 36 Flimflam 37 Silents star Jannings 38 Sign of freshness 39 Find out 40 Most handy 41 Massages deeply 42 Hoity-toity type 43 Took off 44 HamletŽ courtier 45 Olympic volleyball medalist __ Kiraly 46 Big name in traitors 51 Match parts 53 Part of a Spanish 101 conjugation 55 Seuss, actually 57 Not easily excited 58 The CloserŽ channel 59 Stock and then some 60 The Jungle BookŽ python 64 Passing notes? 65 Chairman of the board, for one 66 Blessed event? 68 Fireside quaff 70 __ Schwarz: 5th Avenue toy store 71 30s-40s actress DOrsay 73 Former despot 76 Hunter of the stars 77 Carved pole 79 Prudent advisers 80 Skating gold medalist __ Anton Ohno 82 Latvia-Sweden separator 83 Grapefruit relative 84 Eternally 85 Faculty mems. 86 Heist target 87 La Scala highlight 88 Garage apparatus 93 Angel Clares love, in an 1891 novel 94 Lochinvars 95 Turkeys place, in song 97 __ Lovin That You WantŽ: Rihanna hit 100 Crown cover 101 Like some restaurants 102 Game opener 107 It might precede bad news 108 2009-11 CIA director Panetta 109 City of NW France 111 Slow flow 112 The Dukes of HazzardŽ deputy 114 Porridge base 115 Ball game opener? 116 Ladies of Sp. 117 Its tapped for syrup 118 FedEx Cup org. 119 Ernst collaborator 121 Belle of the ball 122 People people, briefly Solution on page 5B Walking and talking truth a lifelong assignment Its time to make new friends, Scorpio Woman wont trade amicable separation for divorce Pause And Consider Jan Merop Dear Abby Classified ads get results! 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C M Y K LIVING 14B PAGE News-Sun Sunday, June 19, 2011 9What award(s) have Donald Sutherland (above) and son Kiefer (right) both won? A.An OscarB.An Oscar and a Golden GlobeC.AGolden Globe and an EmmyD.None of the aboveHow much do you know about famous fathers and their celebrity children? Find out by taking our trivia test this Father's Day, then check where you rate on our scoring scale.— Liz Doup, Sun Sentinel; Wendy Zang, MCT 12Who's Emilio Estevez's (right) dad? A.Antonio Banderas (above)B.Julio Iglesias (above right)C.Martin Sheen (left)D.None of the above ANSWERS: 1. D; 2. C; 3. D; 4. B; 5. A; 6. B; 7. B; 8. C; 9. C; 10. A; 11. C; 12. C; 13. C; 14. D; 15. D; 16. C; 17. A; 18. A; 19. B; 20. DRATING: 15-20 correct: You kick butt at trivia. 12-15 correct: You’re good, but someone else’s dad is better. 7-12 correct: Come on! Dad says you can do better! 0 to 7 correct: You need tutoring in pop culture. You’re embarrassing your kids. 1Which of Johnny Cash's children wrote for the New York Time's music blog, Measure for Measure? A.KathyB.CindyC.JohnD.Roseanne4The son of rapper/ entrepreneur P. Miller (below), formerly Master P, goes by what name? A.Lil WayneB.RomeoC.Silkk the ShockerD.C-Murder2On what TV show did Rob Reiner, son of comedy writer Carl Reiner, play "Meathead?" A.“All My Children”B.“7th Heaven”C.“All in the Family”D.“Full House”5Lloyd Bridges and sons Jeff and Beau appear together in what actionadventure TV series? A.“Sea Hunt”B.“The Dukes of Hazzard”C.“Mission Impossible”D.“MacGyver”3Liv Rundgren Tyler (below left), daughter of Aerosmith's Steve Tyler (below), appeared in which movie(s)? A.“The Lord of the Rings” trilogyB.“That Thing You Do!”C.“The Incredible Hulk”D.All of the above7What movie starredWill Smith (above) and son Jaden (above right)? A.“Bad Boys”B.“The Pursuit of Happyness”D.“Men in Black”C.“I Am Legend”8Kirk Douglas (left) and son Michael appeared together in what movie? A.“Fatal Attraction”B.“The American President”C.“It Runs in the Family”D.“Wall Street”11Archie Manning (below), father of quarterbacks Eli and Peyton Manning, was an NFLquarterback himself. Which team did he NOT play for? A.New Orleans SaintsB.Houston OilersC.Indianapolis ColtsD.Minnesota Vikings17Actress Bryce Dallas Howard, recently from the "Twilight" series, was allowed to be an extra in which of dad Ron Howard's movies? A.“Parenthood”B.“Splash”C.“Changeling”D.“Far and Away”13Actress Kate Hudson's father is musician Bill Hudson, but Kate grew up with mom, Goldie Hawn, and mom's long-time partner. Name the partner. A.Mel GibsonB.Tim RobbinsC.Kurt RussellD.Alec Baldwin19Actor Ben Stiller's (below right) comedian dad Jerry (above) appeared on what '90s sitcom? A.“Friends” B.“Seinfeld”C.“Cheers”D.“Coach”15Director, writer and actress Sofia Coppola appeared in which movie directed by her father, Francis Ford Coppola (left, with Sofia)? A.“The Cotton Club”B.“The Godfather: Part III”C.“Peggy Sue Got Married”D.All of the above 18Jennifer Aniston's father, John, is a long-time star of what soap opera? A.“Days of Our Lives”B.“As the World Turns”C.“General Hospital”D.“Guiding Light”20Which of Donald Trump's (above) children is an executive vice president of The Trump Organization? A.Donald Jr.B.EricC.IvankaD.All of the above10TV dad Alan Thicke is father to award-winning son Robin. What award has Robin scored? A.GrammyB.OscarC.EmmyD.All of the above6President Barack Obama has two daughters. Name them. A.Michelle and SashaB.Malia and SashaC.Malia and MichelleD.Ann and Malia16What name did Billy Ray Cyrus and his wife give daughter Miley at birth? A.Selena MariaB.River AnondaC.Destiny HopeD.Faith Rose14Rashida Jones (right), daughter of music legend Quincy Jones (far right), starred in what TV series? A.“The Office”B.“Grey’s Anatomy”C.“Parks and Recreation”D.Both Aand C