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C M Y K NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, June 26, 2011 www.newssun.com Volume 92/Number 75 | 75 cents www.newssun.com HighLow 94 76Complete Forecast PAGE 14A An afternoon t-storm or two Forecast Question: Are high gas prices the main thing holding back the economic recovery? Next question: Should impact fees remain suspended? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Adrian Van Veghel Age 74, of Sebring Florence Koritza Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 38.5% No 61.5% 099099401007 Total votes: 91 Arts & Entertainment6B Books 8B Chalk Talk 12B Classifieds 11A Community Briefs5A Community Calendar5B Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby 13B Editorial & Opinion4A Horoscope 13B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times 13B News from the Watershed7B Pause and Consider13B Police Blotter 2A Sports On TV 2B Technology 10B Index HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 00009050 News-Sun file photo Avon Parks Charlie Brown made history by becoming the first local student to be elected state FFA president and also by becoming the first African American to win the office. Making history By SAMANTHAGHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING The theme of the 83rd Florida FFAState Convention held June 14-17 in Orlando was History in the Making. It turned out to be a prophetic choice, as history was indeed made when recent Avon Park High School graduate Charlie Brown was elected as the first ever African-American state Future Farmers of America president. Brown was elected on the final day of the convention after a rigorous competition including essays, reports, group assessments and a written test to prove his agricultural knowledge. Im also the first president of FFA from Highlands County, Brown stated, not wanting his race to overshadow the hard work of beating out larger and more well-known counties. Kellie Duke, Highlands County 4-H agent, spoke highly of Brown and his accomplishment. It is a tremendous accomplishment. He is the first out of Highlands and the first African-American, Duke said. Brown jumped right into his new position and has been busy traveling Avon Parks Brown is states first black FFApresident By SAMANTHAGHOLAR email@example.com SEBRING Marsha Steinhouse has been a resident and nurse in the Sebring area for nearly three decades. She arrived to the area in 1985 and jumped right into the workforce, landing a job as a kidney specialist and a home health nurse, which she described as the best job of my life. After years of service moving through nearly every nursing home in Avon Park and Sebring, Steinhouse and her sons began getting involved in the local 4-H chapter. Steinhouse was living a normal working life until 2001, when she learned of her own devastating medical condition. Battling the nursesdisease News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Unable to work because of her medical condition, Marsha Steinhouse still volunteers at Horses for Handicapped. By ED BALDRIDGE firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Detectives from the Highlands County Sheriffs Office pieced together evidence linking as many as seven burglaries to two Sebring men on Wednesday. According to a press release from HCSO Public Information Officer Nell Hays, Christopher Michael Moye, 30, and Robert John McGinness, 36, both of Sebring, were arrested on burglary charges after deputies reportely caught the two in a Two suspects connected to 7 burglariesSpecial sectionTips on how to choose products, services INSIDETODAYSEDITIONGetting anxiousSebring Dixie Ozone All-Stars ready to play SPORTS, 1BBe spontaneousTips for family fun this summer LIVING, 14B By ED BALDRIDGE email@example.comSEBRING County commissioners are expected to continue the suspension of impact fees during their once-a-month evening meeting on Tuesday. During the May 23 meeting of the Impact Fee Review Committee, a motion was passed to continue the current suspension until October and at that time reinstate the impact fees at least at a 25 percent level with 50 percent of the fees collected going to the school board. County staff is also recommending that commissioners Impact fees on agenda By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING I stand in awe, Gary Lee said. These kids are unreal, Hallie Webb agreed. Lee, a long-time FFAadvisor with the school district, is now the countys ag resource teacher. Webb teaches agricultural education at Sebring High School. They were both referring to student performances this year while reporting on the FFAState Convention to The School Board of Highlands County Monday night. Describing the week-long Local FFA chapters do Highlands County proud News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Elton Gargano, himself a member of a winning horticultural team and part of the Sebring High School FFA chapter, is pleased to show the School Board of Highlands County members trophies his school chapter won. See BROWN, page 8A See FFA, page 8A See COUNTY, page 7A See PAIR, page 7A See FORMER, page 7A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY email@example.comSEBRING Pfc. Joshua Jettons body is still in Delaware Friday, awaiting release from the Army. The Sebring soldier was killed in combat in Afghanistan on April 20. Mary Margaret Staik, of Veterans Services, told the News-Sun Friday that he may be returned home Monday or Tuesday. Follow the News-Sun website for updates. The Sheriffs Office will escort Jetton home from the Effort on to help soldiers widow Baby supplies being collected for Alicia Jetton See BABY, page 5A Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun Search for The News-Sun and
C M Y K By SAMANTHAGHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING The second annual Amazing Race for the Childrens Museum took place Saturday with nine teams competing against one another. The teams all had to raise $200 for entry into the competition; all of the funds raised will benefit the Highlands Childrens Museum. From the sponsors and money raised I will have a $2,000 profit, said race coordinator and director of the childrens museum Linda Crowder. The nine teams were all residents of Highlands County AmazinGators, News-Sun editor Scott Dressel and his wife Kelly; Two Sidekicks, Cason and Kristy Harris; Positive Medical Transport, Robert and Brandy Layne; Super Sisters, Sheri Bates and Heidi Bates; Cuz We Kin, Page 2ANews-SunSunday, June 26, 2011www.newssun.com Publishers Block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 00008034 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; *web*worker comp above lottery; 00009461 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; *web*social sec below lottery ; 00009068 June 22 2619313639x:4Next jackpot $14 millionJune 18 41417374250x:2 June 15 153642464853x:2 June 24 919283136 June 23 1371122 June 22 1120212732 June 21 810272933 June 24 (n) 0184 June 24 (d) 9138 June 23 (n) 9287 June 23 (d) 2250 June 24(n) 268 June 24 (d) 039 June 23 (n) 174 June 23(d) 481 June 24 212732381 June 21 1330323722 June 17 69253918 June 14 410363816 June 22 1215194659 PB: 12 PP: 4Next jackpot $63 millionJune 18 1221223841 PB: 18 PP: 2 June 15 1920384143 PB: 29 PP: 4 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d) is the daytime drawing, (n) is the nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball PP: Power Play Lottery Center By ED BALDRIDGE email@example.comAVON PARK Atwovehicle accident disrupted traffic Thursday afternoon in Avon Park when a pickup truck rolled over on its side into the Mile Long Mall. The Avon Park Police Department was dispatched just after 2:45 p.m. to an accident scene at the intersection of Lake Avenue and Main Street. Only one injury was reported by APPD Sgt. Brian Robinson after a tan Chevy S10 pickup struck a white Ford F250 just behind the drivers door. Witnesses at the scene identified the driver of the Chevy as Carmela Moore, who was taken to the hospital. No report on the seriousness of her injuries were available. The APPD arrested the driver of the F250 under charges of having no drivers license and, according to Robinson, officers were having difficulty confirming his name. It was unclear exactly how many passengers were in the vehicle when it rolled over into the Mall. We are trying to verify who all those involved, Robinson said. Robinson also reported that the driver of the F250 was heading east on Main Street when it was struck by the S10, which was heading south on Lake Avenue. Robinson stated that the driver of the white F250 failed to yield the right of way at the intersection, possibly running a red light. Other charges were pending, Robinson said. Witnesses confirmed that seat belts were in use in both vehicles. Two-truck accident leaves one injured News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE One person was injured in Thursdays accident at Lake Avenue and Main Street in Avon Park. 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 23: James Richard Beasley, 33, of Bartow, was charged with 39 counts of failure to appear for failed partial payment program reference petit retail theft and issue/obtain property w/check. Ricardo Lopez Coronado, 56, of Avon Park, was charged with violation of a municipal ordinance. Robert Lee Durham, 57, of Avon Park, was charged with failure to appear reference battery. Joseph Falcon, 29, of St. Augustine, was charged with violation of probation reference robbery without a firearm. Anthony Jerome Gaines, 52, of Avon Park, was charged with resisting an officer and battery. Kevin Eugene Gendron, 48, of Sebring, was charged with failure to appear reference petit theft. Troy Leon Gordon, 39, of Avon Park, was charged with possession and or use of drug equipment, and possession of marijuana. Sabrina Ann Jackson, 27, of Avon Park, was charged with grand theft, fraud-illegal use of credit cards, fraud-impersonate and fraud-swindle. Exal Lopez-Alvarez, 33, of Lake Placid, was charged with driving with license expired. Juan Ramirez Maya, 25, of Ruskin, was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Ashley Jean Newhouse, 25, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended. Tomas Aruizu Resendiz, 29, of Lake Placid, was arrested on two out-of-county warrants reference DUI and no driver license. Salvador Rivera-Arroyo, 24, of Avon Park, was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Jeffery Alan See, 49, of Sebring, was charged with obstructing justice and stalking. Ernest Gene Slover, 51, of Orlando, was charged with distributing synthetic narcotics and homicide. Patricia Ann Smith, 55, of Avon Park, was charged with violation of probation reference petit theft and failure to appear reference petit theft. Kenneth Edward Sutton, 41, of Palm Bay, was charged with contempt of court reference failed to pay child support payments. Mario Tercero, 36, of Lake Placid, was charged with violation of municipal ordinance. Joe David Tillman, 18, of Lake Placid, was charged with lewd/lascivious behavior on victim 12-16 years of age. Eliseo Esteban Torres, 29, of Lake Placid, was charged with violation of municipal ordinance. Gabriel Fabela Trejo, 18, of Sebring, was charged with burglary, dealing in stolen property, grand theft and contributing the delinquency of a minor. Derrick Lee Worth, 44, of Bradenton, was charged with petit theft. POLICEBLOTTER By ED BALDRIDGE firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Most people have one job, some two, but Highlands County Sheriffs Office General Council Mike Durham just signed on for his third job. Well, its as needed, Durham said on Thursday. I work 60 hours a week anyhow, so its no big deal. In addition to his duties at the sheriffs office, Durham recently took on the position of special magistrate for the city of Avon Park, and on a 3-2 vote on Wednesday, became the city attorney for Stuart. We have to work out the details and schedule, but its like taking on several different clients as any attorney would do, Durham said. Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton said in a press release on Friday that Mike is a lawyer you can talk to. He is a people person and fully understands community issues; his willingness to work hard and share his expertise is very admirable. I encouraged him to explore this unique opportunity. It is an opportunity to grow and to experience more, Durham said. I enjoy the work, but this gives me an opportunity to work a flexible schedule. This gives both governments an opportunity to a unique opportunity to utilize professional legal skills while saving tax dollars overall. Considering the shrinking revenues experienced by local governments, this type of work sharing arrangement may serve as a model for communities needing professional services but not able to afford them individually he continued. Durham has served in the public sector in Highlands County since 1986 both as a corrections and a patrol deputy and as a zoning and code enforcement official. He holds a masters degree in Public Administration and is board certified by the Florida Bar in City, County and Local Government Law. Durham has held executive level positions as inhouse counsel both as senior assistant county attorney and general counsel for the sheriff. The salary listed in Stuart was $90,000, and Durham said that his salary with the HCSO and Stuart would probably change. We havent worked out all the details and arrangements yet; this may be an opportunity for both communities to save some on their legal budget, Durham said. Durham takes on Stuart city attorney position Durham HCSOattorney also special magistrate in AP News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS T eam Brains, Beauty and Brawn Kristin Koetje and Tami Boss work to complete a word search in order to obtain their first clue during The Amazing Race for the Childrens Museum. Koetje and Boss also received a special gift for raising extra funds for the Childrens Museum. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS A participant reads the first clue Saturday morning during The Amazing Race for the Childrens Museum. Second annual Amazing Race invades Highlands County See RACE page 6A
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 26, 2011Page 3A MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 06/26/11; 00009661 Seminole Gaming; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, brighton; 00009730 Courtesy photo Highlands County Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) president Janet Tindell, secretary Darlene Earle, service award recipient Terrance Cerullo, S.A.L.T. treasurer Angie Brock, June educational speaker Lake Placid Police Department Chief Phil Williams and Highlands County Sheriffs Office public information officer Nell Hays. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Highlands County Seniors and Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) Council held its monthly educational forum on June 21 at the Southern Lifestyles Assisted Living Facility in Lake Placid. During the meeting a special service award was presented to Terry Cerullo, community outreach coordinator for Chief Financial Officer Jeff Atwaters Office. Cerullo attended the Highlands County S.A.L.T. Council meetings regularly for the past several years representing the CFOs office. He also has taken an active role in the activities of the council by doing presentations and following up on citizen input. Unfortunately Cerullos position was the victim of budget cuts and his last day in this role will be July 1. Highlands County S.A.L.T. president Janet Tindell presented Cerullo with a commemorative plaque for his dedication and service to the Highlands County S.A.L.T. Council. Assisting in the presentation were S.A.L.T. Council secretary Darlene Earle, secretary Angie Brock, June S.A.L.T. education presenter Lake Placid Police Department Chief Phil Williams and Highlands County public information officer Nell Hays. 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. forums are held monthly on the third Tuesday at 10 a.m. Locations rotate throughout Highlands County. The next educational forum will be July 19 at the Kenilworth Care Center in Sebring and will feature Sebring Police Detective Lucretia Milbrecht who will address the group on avoiding frauds and scams. The public is invited to attend and reservations are not required. SALT recognizes Cerullos involvement with special award The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN
C M Y K While it often seems that Avon Park is run by a remarkably dysfunctional family, that doesnt mean all the local news is bad.In fact, despite the tensions and personality conflicts, in some areas the city is making progress. Council member Terry Hestons suggestion of focusing on commercial property annexations is a good one in terms of bringing new revenue streams into the city. The annexation of Chaneys Auto Plaza, expected this week, is a positive step in a new direction. Akey point in annexing commercial property is the one penny sales tax the city may collect from the business on the property. Awelcome surprise occurred when sewer revenues totaled nearly twice what had been expected bringing in $222,000 instead of $120,000. Julian Deleon, interim city manager, predicts the city will make even more money if the proposed sewer inspection law passes. Deleon is also merging two departments the parks and recreation and the streets department. It will save us over $55,000 a year by combining the departments and sharing resources, Deleon told the News-Sun on Thursday. Earlier in the week Deleon mentioned another money saving measure. The city will not fill five particular positions as they become vacant in the near future, saving even more money. The tasks and responsibilities will be redistributed among current employees. It is refreshing to be able to compliment city hall leaders in Avon Park. We are relieved to see decisions made on the basis of what is good for the community, not out of personal animosity or private vendetta. Driving into Avon Park, especially coming down East Center Street from AMiracle Avenue, looking down on the scene of church steeples, city hall with its flags, the green Mall, the Jacaranda Hotel, the lake itself and Donaldson Park Avon Park is a gem, truly a city of charm. It deserves good stewards, and these steps toward financial stability are a reassuring sign. But of course, we now expect continued progress. Page 4ANews-SunSunday, June 26, 2011www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. email@example.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.orgDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. email@example.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. firstname.lastname@example.org CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. email@example.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. firstname.lastname@example.org EDITORIAL& OPINION Avery good friend was removed from my life on June 20, 2011. Good took him home. This does upset me for a few reasons, but I believe he is now looking upon the face of God, and I will see him again. This gives me peace; we will be together again where there are no more tears, except tears of joy. No more pain, no more death, and no more sin. Bob Beasley is a biker, I mean a real biker; the kind that moved me to become one with him in that lifestyle. The bikers I am speaking of are legends, rare and very few of them are remembered that way. These were people who could be counted on, what they said could be taken to the bank. They were not afraid to be themselves, no false faces, no false bravado, and no false love. If you had one for a friend you were rich. I mentioned above that I was upset for a few reasons because of the removal of Beas from my life. One reason is the very fact that he is now looking upon the face of God. Yes, I am jealous, I am envious, I desire to be able to look upon my Creator God, to look into that wonderful face, but I am happy that my brother Beas is doing that now. After all he has been through on this earth, he has now received his gift of eternal life with his Creator. As for rewards, Im sure there will be many. Beasley is the most generous man I have ever met, and there are many throughout this country who know that, and they will now realize what a jewel we have had taken from us. However, he was not ours to keep, he belonged to God. He fashioned him into the man we all came to know and love. God the jewel cutter chipped away at the raw ore to produce Bob Beasley; an act of design I am very grateful for, thank you Lord. All those who are members of ABATE of Florida, Inerstate chapter, know the love and work he put into our organization. He was tireless in his devotion to the rights of bikers from all walks of life. He may not have always agreed with you or what you rode, but he was adamant in your right to ride free, safe, and with respect for others. When it came to charity Beasley could not be topped. He not only gave from his wallet, but he gave of his time; something most of us will not do. I remember many times when he would scour the county for materials to perform some type of construction to help a family live a little more comfortably. When it came to collecting for items for our runs to give away as prizes, or sell at our auctions he was not afraid or ashamed to ask businesses in our area for help. He was always the one to come through, and did most of this in the background with very little recognition. That was not his reason for doing what he did. He did it because he loved people and had compassion for those in need. I mentioned above that Beas is now looking upon the face of God. How do I know that? It is simple. I spoke with him while he was still conscience in the hospital I read scripture to him and questioned him on his trust in Jesus Christ as his Savior. I read John 3:16-18, and asked him if he believed that, he affirmed he did. I read John 5:24, and asked the same question. Again, he responded yes. I read John 10:9; he agreed with that verse, as well as John 10:27-30, which he agreed with. Then I read Luke 23:39-53 where one of the men who were crucified with Jesus asked that he be remembered when Christ came into His kingdom. Jesus responded, Truly I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise. Did you notice as Beasley did, there are no formulas, no rituals, just trust in Jesus Christ our God, our Creator, our Savior. Yes, I believe I will see my brother Beasley in Paradise, and together we will gaze upon the face of God. Amen. Larry J. Overfield is a Sebring resident and a frequent columnist. The opinions expressed here are those of the writer, not necessarily that of the NewsSun. I will see this friend again Guest Column Larry J. Overfield There are days I am convinced that my youngest son James will try to take over the world at some point in his life. If he does, watch out, because hes stubborn enough and creative enough to pull it off. He insists to me that his goals in life are much more modest than the world. He is currently a business major between his junior and senior years in college, spending his summer break at home. While here hes finding interesting things to do to fill up his days. One thing he has been looking into is starting an online business. James doesnt want to wait for his degree to make his money. Instead, hes been looking into different things he could sell online to bring in an income. The latest interest is in jewelry. This came up today when James came into my office, where I was contemplating what I was going to write on this week. It may have looked like I was playing Angry Birds and listening to Rush Limbaugh, but I was multi-tasking. Really. Anyway, he wanted to know about shipping costs. He was trying to come up with the best way to mail things like necklaces. Since I regularly mail out manuscripts, I have at least a passing knowledge of what it costs to ship things. In our discussion, he learned about the concept of priority mail. I have a number of priority mail envelopes in my office that I use to mail out book proposals. He was amazed to learn that the envelopes were free. I made it clear that you did have to pay to use the things, but he was still impressed. He wondered if it would be cost-efficient to use the envelopes to get jewelry to his customers faster. But there was a bigger issue to deal with. James led me to my bedroom and picked up one of my necklaces. His question: how did he ship a necklace without the chain becoming tangled? This is a valid question. It is a very irritating challenge to untangle a snarled necklace. If I bought a necklace and promptly had to spend 15 minutes or so untangling it, I would be cranky at the seller. James decided to try taping up a portion of the necklace. Once he did, he handed it to me and challenged me to try to entangle it. My attempts did not impress him. Lets do a real test, he said. He went back to my office and picked up one of my priority mail envelopes. After I gave him permission he dropped the necklace inside and sealed it up. James then proceeded to test the envelope by subjecting it to the kind of treatment it might receive at the post office. According to James, this included dropkicking the envelope across my office, beating it against my closet door, and other forms of abuse. The result of all this was that the envelope tore, but the necklace remained completely untangled after all this bouncing around. James got the tape off the chain with a minimum of fuss and bother and deemed the experiment a success. So James is back to planning his next enterprise, and I have material for a column. I am bracing myself for his next experiment, hoping it doesnt involve one of the cars or my laptop. When it comes to someone who has the drive to take over the world, who knows what ideas he may come up with? Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com My son, the budding entrepeneur Lauras Look Laura Ware A good start Three Stooges could do a better jobEditor: Shame-shame on you (interim Avon Park City Manager Julian) Deleon: What are you going to do next to Chief (Mike) Rowan. Enough verbal abuse from you. He and his family have taken enough. Do you and the other city council members have ice water that flows through your veins? Enough damage has been done. The Three Stooges could do a better job on our city council then all of you are doing. Chief Rowan, keep holding your head up high. Keep walking tall. We are proud of you. Charles and Gloria McQuien Avon Park ALA pushes undermining U.S. securityEditor: As a former library executive assistant I am infuriated beyond belief that the American Library Association, in its latest politically tinged move, is poised to vote on a resolution calling for the U.S. military to release Bradley Manning, the Army private accused of leaking reams of classified papers to WikiLeaks. The resolution is one of at least three concerning WikiLeaks on the agenda at the associations annual conference in New Orleans that began Thursday, June 23. I sent the following letter to The American Library Association( email@example.com ): When an organization such as yours endorses actions and people that are undermining the security of United States of America it is about time that our citizens act to defund and restrict librarians and libraries that are receiving tax payers dollars not to participate or have any memberships in your organization. During my employment in libraries over the years I have seen how the American Library Association has had left-wing, liberal, socialist/communist style agendas. You push unethical, lack of integrity and immoral policies such as the banned books. Then you dont have any qualms about seditious materials, and exposing children to sexually explicit materials in your library recommendations (You might as well encourage pedophilia and insurrection to the millions of library patrons in this country). I guarantee you that I am going to email my local government representatives regarding defunding for our countys three libraries, then I will contact my state assembly and senate members to defund state grants to libraries and library cooperatives and last but not least my congressional representative and two senators to defund federal money for libraries; what a better time to do this than when the United States needs to lower spending because of the present economic crisis. I hope and pray that the American Library Association goes the way of the passenger pigeon, because I love the Unites States of America. Robert G. Hedenberg Jr. Sebring EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun.
C M Y K Flag retirement box relocatedLAKE PLACID With the July 4th holiday approaching, the Toby the Clown Foundation is announcing the new location of the flag retirement box. The box is sitting next to the parking lot just behind the clown museum and is easily accessible. While preparing for the holiday, many residents may find it is time to replace their worn flag, and not know the proper place to dispose of it. Thanks to the generosity of the Town of Lake Placid, the box was relocated behind Tobys gift shop and museum when Devane Park was re-vamped. Anyone wishing to use the flag retirement box is invited to drop their tattered flag off anytime. We want to thank the Town of Lake Placid for allowing us to relocate the flag deposit box, to our premises, says Al Pelski, president of Toby the Clown Foundation. Be sure to read the Red Skeleton creed printed on the side of the retirement box. Its a gem! We are also looking for volunteers to help staff our museum, and you do not need to be a clown to volunteer. Interested parties may call the museum at 465-2920 for more information. Orchid Society meets MondaySEBRING The Orchid Society of Highlands County will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. The meetings are held at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center, 4509 George Blvd. The speaker this month will be Keith Emig, owner of Winter Haven Orchids. His program will be on where and how to mount your orchid plants. Emig will have plants for sale. Guests are always welcome and participants do not have to be knowledgeable of orchids to attend. For additional information, call 4652830 or e-mail email@example.com or go to the website http://orchidsocietyhighlands.org/. Tea Party meets for county meetingSEBRING The Highlands Tea Party will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the County Administrative Building, first floor to the right, for the Highlands County Board of County Commission meeting. On the agenda will be the subject of impact fees.Events planned at lodges, postsLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will have karaoke from 3-6 p.m. today. For more information, call 465-0131. The American Legion Placid Post 25 will host music by Steve and Peggy from 5-8 p.m. today. For more information, call 4650975. The American Legion Auxiliary, Placid Unit 25 will host a casino trip to Immokalee on Tuesday. Cost is $25 (you receive $30 free play and $5 food voucher). Coffee and doughnuts from 7:45-8:15 a.m. Bus leaves at 8:30 a.m. from the American Legion Post, 1490 U.S. 27 North. SEBRING The Sebring Moose Lodge will have bingo at 1 p.m. today, followed by sports or NASCAR on the big screen. Texas Hold-em is set for 710 p.m. Monday. For more information, call 655-3920.Shrine Ladies play BuncoAVON PARK The public is invited to play Bunco at the Highlands Shrine Club, 2604 S.R. 17 South at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The event is open to new or experienced players; cost is $2 per person. Call 471-2425 for information. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 26, 2011Page 5A MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; ff top rhp only; 00008893 SEBRING PAIN MANAGMENT; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 6/12,26; 00009272 Seminole/Seb bus; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; seminole/seb bus; 00009729 COMMUNITYBRIEFS ADRIAN VAN VEGHEL Adrian Ace Van Veghel, 74, of Sebring, Fla., passed away Wednesday, June 22, 2011, in Sebring. He was born July 3, 1936, to Joseph and Johanna (Van Zutven) Van Veghel in Erp, Holland and had been a resident of Sebring since 1990, coming from Texas. He was a meat cutter and enjoyed fishing, working in the yard and spending time with his family and friends. He is survived by his wife, June Van Veghel of Sebring; sons, Daniel, Mark, Joseph, Richard and Chris; daughter, Pam, all of Wisconsin; sisters, Rose, Ardien and Christeen; brother, John; and several grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents and his brother, Harry. Amemorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011, at Whispering Pines Baptist Church, 303 White Pine Drive in Sebring. Arrangements were entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com Death noticeServices for Florence Krammes Koritza will be Monday. Morris Funeral Chapel, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements. OBITUARIES Special to the News-SunSEBRING Howie Godwin will make his solo debut at Duffers Sports Grille from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday. Godwin, former Highlands County Sheriff, will play keyboard and sing a variety of oldies and popular tunes for dinner guests this Tuesday to cover for Bob Weed, who will be taking some time off. Godwin also performs with a local band called Written In Red, which will be at Duffers on July 16. Weed will return on July 5. Maureen Hecox will be doing free line dancing lessons for individuals and couples from 6-9 p.m., Wednesday. J & B Karaoke will be cranking out some tunes for people to sing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Thursday. Billy Glades will perform during dinner from 6-9 p.m., Friday. Later that evening, Southern Style Karaoke will be on stage from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Olden Knew Band will play a variety of southern and classic rock, country and rhythm and blues music for dancing from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m., Saturday, July 2. Robert McLaughlin is the lead vocalist and drummer with this three-piece band. He was formerly with The Edgeukaters Band. Paul Case is on bass and Morris Griffith plays lead guitar. There is no cover charge for any of the musical entertainment at Duffers. It is located at 6940 U.S. 27 North, Sebring. For more details, call 382-6339. Godwin makes debut at Duffers Courtesy photo Howie Godwin, former Highlands County Sheriff, will be singing and playing music at Duffers Sports Grille from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Courtesy photo Robert McLaughlin, lead vocalist and drummer for Olden Knew Band, will perform this Saturday, July 2 at Duffers. By BILLKACZOR Associated PressTALLAHASSEE A Florida legislative panel Friday rejected millions in federal money designed to help remove patients from nursing homes and provide them with similar care in their own homes. The Legislative Budget Commission also approved incentives of $4.5 million and $3 million for two undisclosed businesses considering moving to or expanding in Florida and agreed to consolidate and outsource state e-mail service as a cost-cutting measure. The panel turned down a $2.1 million federal grant that would have fully paid for administrative costs to pave the way for Florida to receive an additional $35.7 million in federal Medicaid funding. Those dollars would pay for nursing home diversions of disabled and elderly patients over the next five years. The money was offered this year to Florida and 12 other states as part of the federal health care overhaul law that Florida is challenging in court. They were invited to join 29 states and the District of Columbia, which already participate in the Money Follows the Person demonstration program. Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, had recommended accepting the grant although hes been a leading opponent of the federal law, but the GOP-majority commission rejected it on a split vote. Members from the Senate voted 4-3 to accept it, with two Republicans and two Democrats in favor and three Republicans against. The proposal died, though, because House members opposed it on a straight party-line 5-2 vote. Such budget amendments must get approval from both chamberscommission delegations. Rep. Robert Schenck, a Spring Hill Republican who chairs the House Health and Human Services Committee, said the federal program, which tracks individual patients, is unnecessary and duplicates Floridas existing nursing home diversion efforts. Commission chairwoman Denise Grimsley, a Sebring Republican who also heads the House Appropriations Committee, agreed. I realize that they are federal dollars, but they are also taxpayer dollars, Grimsley said. Senate Democratic Leader Nan Rich of Weston had urged the panel to accept the grant, which was expected to result in about 1,700 nursing home transfers. Anyone that is pulled out would save us Medicaid money in the long run, Rich said. It also would put people in a better place. The commissions approval is needed for spending authority not included in the annual state budget. The economic incentives, code-named Project Equis and Project Christmas, won unanimous approval although some members were uneasy about the secretiveness. This whole process gives me heartburn, Rich said. Theres no transparency here. Its going to get even more secretive after July 1, when a new law gives the governor authority to offer incentives up to $5 million without the commissions approval. Associated PressLEXINGTON, Ky. A Florida doctor who admitted illegally prescribing thousands of pain pills to Kentucky residents who traveled to his clinic has been sentenced to four years in prison. U.S. District Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove also ordered 52-year-old Michael Shook on Friday to spend three years on supervised release. Prosecutors say Shook acknowledged prescribing approximately 25,000 pain pills to residents of eastern Kentucky who traveled to see him at Lauderhill Medical Clinic in Oakland Park. Florida panel rejects federal funds for elderly Florida doctor sentenced in Kentucky pill case
C M Y K Page 6ANews-SunSunday, June 26, 2011www.newssun.com WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, new; 00009731 airport, and the Sebring Fire Department plans on stretching an American flag over U. S. 27, so his cortege can drive under it. Jettons internment will be Wednesday. The burial site has not yet been announced. Janine Jones, of Lake Placid has been deeply moved by the story of the brave young man and the beloved wife he left behind, due with twins in late August. We have to do every honorable thing we can, Jones said. If we can lessen any of the burden we must do it. We need to wrap this young family with love, and make it as easy as possible for his widow. With that in mind Jones has organized a baby supply drive. Certain community businesses will be setting out boxes for donations of the supplies a young first-time parent will need diapers, lotion, powder, wipes any of the essentials Alicia Moore Jetton will need when her twins are born. Boxes will be set out here at the News-Sun, at the Cut N Up Salon and Polston Engineering in Sebring, the Heartland Bank in Avon Park, and at Jones Oil and Tires and the Golden Corral in Lake Placid. Continued from page 1A Baby supplies being collected for Jetton cousins Erin Gercken and Rich Bozeman; Brains, Beauty and Brawn, Kristin Koetje and Tami Boss; Smith Team, spouses Emery (Re) and Tiffany Smith; Herlando, Zac Murray and Jacqueln Pella; and Heintz 57, spouses Gary and Kim Heintz. The groups first challenge was a mental one a word search that included several local sponsors including Publix, Florida Hospital, Barben Citrus, and Central Florida Glass scattered throughout a mix of letters. The AmazinGators were first to complete the mental challenge and were the first team out the door and headed to the second of the 14 challenges. Teams were given the next clue as they finished the search and were given the option of taking turnby-turn directions if they were unable to figure out the clue. Two teams opted for the directions, which resulted in a 15-minute penalty. Each time a team took the directions, the penalty was enforced. The teams moved all over Highlands County Saturday following clues that took them to each of the stops. Nothing is the same as last year. All the stops are different; all the challenges are different, Crowder said. The Amazing Race provided 16 volunteers from the museum as well as the various sponsor locations. Its fun. The teams have a great time and they go back and tell friends about it and hopefully it will bring in more teams the next time. If we could get 15 or so teams in here it would be so great and would do so much for the museum, Crowder said. The winners of The Amazing Race received a pair of Apple iPad2s. The second place winners received a $100 gift card and the third place winner received a $50 gift card. Continued from page 2A Race brings challenges to participants, funds to Childrens Museum By JENNIFER KAYand TRENTON DANIEL Associated PressMIAMI AMichigan man who ran a residential center for poor children in Haiti has been indicted on charges of child sex tourism, federal prosecutors said Friday. Matthew Andrew Carter, 66, of Brighton, Mich., forced boys at the Morning Star Center, which provided food, shelter and education, to engage in sexual conduct in exchange for gifts, money or continued care, the U.S. Attorneys Office in Miami said. At the Port-au-Prince center, Carter, who also went by the names William Charles Harcourt and Bill Carter, was known as Mister Bill. Abearded father figure who walked with a limp, Carter showered boys with attention at the concrete home he has rented for the last four years, and at two other locations where he operated earlier. But he also beat his boys with sticks, punched them with his fists, fired his gun in the air and locked them in the yard with the dogs, four young men at his center told The Associated Press. Yet despite the abuse they said they suffered or witnessed, the boys stayed at the center. Carter has been in custody since his arrest May 8 in Miami on a charge of traveling from the U.S. to Haiti for the purpose of engaging in sexual conduct with minors. Agrand jury indicted Carter on May 19, and a superseding indictment filed Thursday added three additional counts. If convicted, Carter faces up to 15 years in prison for one count of child sex tourism and up to 30 years in prison for each of the other counts. Carters federal public defender did not immediately return messages Friday from The Associated Press. Carter had run the school in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince since the mid-1990s. By KRISTEN GELINEAU and OSKAR GARCIA Associated PressSYDNEY Jerry Lewis was hospitalized Friday after he was unable to perform at a show in suburban Sydney, but his publicist said he was simply overtired and was released after a few hours. The 85-year-old actor, comedian and tireless advocate for muscular dystrophy research is on a fundraising tour for the Muscular Dystrophy Foundation Australia. He arrived at the Rooty Hill Returned Servicemens League club, where he was to perform, but he couldnt get out of the car, said Ian Lowe, the clubs general manager. The foundation said the Sydney show had been sold out. CEO David Jack apologized in a statement, saying that Lewis was not well enough to take the stage, without elaborating. Candi Cazau, LewisLas Vegas-based publicist, said he was in the hospital for about three hours before going back to his hotel room, and that doctors concluded that he was simply overly tired. Hes fine from what I understand, she said. He was just feeling under the weather. Cazau said Lewisstaff was being a bit cautious because Lewis contracted viral meningitis some years before during an earlier trip to Australia. Lewis is the longtime chairman of the U.S. Muscular Dystrophy Association, which is separate from the Australian organization. By DALE WETZELand JOHN FLESHER Associated PressMINOT, N.D. The Souris River neared its crest Saturday in Minot, where city officials hoped to ride out the high water without losing more than the thousands of homes already damaged by flooding. The river had been expected to peak Saturday evening at some 8 1/2 feet above major flood stage, but it appeared to be leveling off hours earlier as it approached 6 1/2 feet over that mark. Damage was already widespread, with Mayor Curt Zimbelman reporting more than 4,000 homes had been flooded in an evacuation zone of neighborhoods nearest the river. About 11,000 people were ordered out earlier this week. Sgt. 1st Class David Dodds, a spokesman for North Dakotas National Guard, said the situation had kind of stabilized Saturday. The Sourischannel wasnt getting any wider. The fact that more homes arent being engulfed or being touched by the water, thats the one silver lining if you can even say there is one, Dodds said. City spokesman Dean Lenertz said updated estimates of the floods toll were being prepared. The citys water, sewer and electric power systems were still working. Workers labored to keep the Broadway Bridge from being overwhelmed. Jerry Lewis out of hospital; canceled Sydney show Michigan man accused of abusing Haitian children Souris River rising slower as crest nears at Minot
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 26, 2011Page 7A ANYTIME FITNESS; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 6/26/11; 00009726 continue to extend the suspension of the fees and then reassess the economic situation in order to promote a friendlier business environment. Impact fees were installed in June of 2007 as a way to help build the infrastructure needed to accommodate the rapid growth Highlands County was experiencing in the housing boom. In July of 2009, the commission voted to suspend the fees in order to stem the drop in building permits due to the downturn of the economy. Building permits for 2009 through 2011 show only 291 projects were permitted amounting to a waiver of more than $2,963,732 in fees. According to the agenda packet for the commissionersTuesday meeting, the largest benefactor of the fee suspension has been lowincome housing. Since the suspension of the fees, 98 lowto moderate-income homes were permitted, most of those in the North Central Heights development in Avon Park. To be eligible to live at North Central Heights, residents must have incomes that are not more than 50 to 60 percent of the median annual income for Highlands County, which is currently $43,300 for a family of four. North Central Heights is being built in two sections. Phase One has 20 two-bedroom homes and 20 threebedroom homes. The other has 26 three-bedroom homes and six four-bedroom homes. All homes are expected to be completed and ready for occupancy by the end of October, according Iris DeJesus, resident initiative coordinator and assistant manager. The commission will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Government Center on Commerce Avenue in Sebring. Continued from page 1A robbery in progress. Moye was identified through a palm print lifted by HCSO Det. Stacey Andrews at one of the burglaries, Hays stated. While detectives were following a lead searching for Moye, road patrol deputies were dispatched to a burglary in progress in the area of Howey and Hammock Roads. Hays said that the two subjects had entered an occupied home and fled into the woods when deputies arrived. AK-9 unit was employed to flush the two out of the woods where the HCSO was waiting. In addition to being identified by the palm print from one burglary, Moye reportedly matched the description of an intruder in an attempted burglary in the Sun N Lake area last week. Together Moye and McGinness were charged in connection with as many as seven and possibly more residential burglaries. Moye has a prior criminal record which includes prison time with multiple felony convictions. They are currently being held in the Highlands County Jail. Bond has been set at $40,000 for Moye and $22,000 for McGinness. Continued from page 1A Moye McGinness Pair jailed for burglaries County to discuss impact fees Tuesday I learned that I had hepatitis C. Everyone back then called it the nurses disease, Steinhouse said. Steinhouse was one of many nurses who has gotten the disease through being exposed to large amounts of blood while working. But she was not prepared for what happened after contracting the disease. The strain of hep-C that I have is a different strain than most everyone else that has it has. Mine can not be killed by the normal protocol ribiverin treatment, Steinhouse said. Steinhouse described her condition as a slow disease that takes its toll on the body as well as the mind. The liver becomes damaged after years of having hep-C. People that have the disease often become less alert and brain function can also be affected drastically. Im not the person that I used to be, Steinhouse said. Im tired and I cant remember things. Im not as sharp as I was. After years of working in the medical field and doing all she can for others, Steinhouse finds it difficult to be on the receiving end of medical care now. After being born with only part of her arm, Steinhouse continued to work and care for others despite her disability. Ive served this community for so many years. Ive stuck my neck out for a lot of people, now I just want to know that someone will help take care of me when I need it, Steinhouse said. Steinhouse is currently on a waiting list for a liver transplant. Unlike some other organ transplants, liver transplants must come from a deceased donor, not a live person. Its harder to get one. I have to wait in line; if someone comes in before you and that person is sicker than you are, even if you are number one on the list, then you get bumped to number two, explained Steinhouse. When a liver becomes available, Steinhouses procedure will take place at a hospital in Tampa. As Steinhouse continues to lead a somewhat normal life, she has been busy working to collect the funds needed in order to have the transplant procedure. I cant work anymore. My body just cant take it, I havent worked in many years. My last job was about 10 years ago with Dr. Oliveros. I still volunteer around the community. I volunteer over at Horses for Handicapped and at the Mental Illness Center at Florida Hospital, Steinhouse said. Steinhouse needs $5,000 in order to get the ball rolling on her transplant procedure. She currently has raised $1,000. Steinhouse has started a Facebook page that gives information regarding her illness. She currently has about 40 new members. She has received some financial help from the Vietnam Veterans Riding Club in Sebring. Anyone interested in learning more about Steinhouses condition or interested in donating funds can visit www.ntafund.org and enter Marsha Steinhouse in the Find a Patient box on the home page. Interested individuals may also call 1-800-642-8399 to make a credit card contribution. Continued from page 1A Former nurse needs liver transplant News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Marsha Steinhouse is trying to raise enough money for a liver transplant due to hepatitis-C she contracted while working as a nurse. Associated Press.TALLAHASSEE Gov. Rick Scott has signed a law strengthening Floridas Silver Alert program that helps find missing elderly people. Scott signed the bill (SB 644) on Friday at the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office in West Palm Beach. It gives police, news media representatives and others responsible for complying with requests to release Silver Alert information immunity for civil liability if they do so in good faith. The law also says only a law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over a case can request activation of a Silver Alert. Its similar to the Amber Alert program for missing children. In either case authorities ask the media to publicize information on the missing person and they flash it on electronic road signs. Scott signs Florida Silver Alert bill into law
C M Y K event that took place in Orlando June 13-17, Webb said, It was Highlands County against the world. An FFAconvention is something you have to see before you die, he added, describing an ocean of blue jackets rippling with energy as thousands of students gather in the same place, at the same time. The combination of excitement, hard work, team work and adventure make the convention a very special time. It doesnt hurt that Highlands County is, and has been, a strong competitor, with motivated and able students setting high standards and goals. In fact, given there are only seven FFAchapters in Highlands County, students amassed an impressive list of honors in 2011. Keep in mind the FFAis a large organization, with 15,000 members in Florida, and 500,000 members and 300 chapters nationwide. There are 12 geographical districts in Florida. Lee said a selection of approximately 61 students, representing all local chapters, made the trip to Orlando. The FFAprovide challenges and competitions for individuals and teams. In some competitions, individual students or teams of students have documented year long projects, in other cases they must perform at the convention. Students begin competing at the local level, then advance through district to state, and finally compete nationally. Experts with backgrounds in the different subject areas volunteer to review, evaluate, and judge all submissions or contests. Simply to compete at the state level is an impressive accomplishment, because participants have to be district winners first. The following school chapter teams all competed at the state level: The Avon Park HIgh School and Avon Park Middle School parliamentary procedure teams; the Hill-Gustat opening/closing ceremony team; and Sebring High Schools aqua-culture team, which placed second at the state level. Both Sebring and Lake Placid high school chapters earned a National Chapter Award, two of the only 31 national chapter awards available in Florida. SHSs FFAalumni relations program rated in the top five in the state, and SHS placed second in the Harvest of Change fundraising competition. The schools chapter also earned a Supervised Agricultural Experience Award. Every FFAmember is encouraged to have a handson experience, whether its raising an animal, shadowing a vet or working in a feed store (among many choices). When the chapter wins an award, it means at least 10 percent of its members have successfully won an SAE Award individually. In fact, individuals did well too. Of course, Charlie Brown of Avon Park is now president of the Florida FFA. Meghan Stein, of Sebring High School, placed fifth in the state in the prepared speech competition, and has been elected a district officer. She was also part of the horticulture demonstration team that placed fourth in the state. Jennifer Swain, Taylor Crutchfield, Savanna Fisher and Cody Lang, all of SHS, were each a proficiency finalist, as were Lake Placid High students Nick Swain (no relation to Jennifer) and Shelby Hill meaning they completed a complicated documentation package showing their mastery in a particular field. Seven Highlands County students earned their state degrees, and three candidates from SHS are eligible for American degrees the highest achievement which will be announced in October. Crystal Dombroski, of Sebring Middle School, was a district winner in the prepared speech competition. Savanna Fisher was recognized for her work raising and researching pomegranates. You can really spot these kids, Gary Lee said. They are not a dime a dozen. To have one in a (teaching) career you consider yourself blessed. To have more ...? He looked at his visitor and smiled. Page 8ANews-SunSunday, June 26, 2011www.newssun.com AFFORDABLE CARE**********; 3.639"; 8"; Black; exp 8/31; 00009280 Chamber Page; 7.444"; 12"; Black; chamber page; 00009662 non-stop since last Friday. Brown has traveled to Tallahassee and other cities this week and will be making a stop in Gainesville within the next few days. Im pretty much living out of my suitcase and will be for the next year, Brown said. He had to make a big decision and put off college for a year in order to serve as president. He may lose scholarship money by doing it, said Gary Dressel, Avon Park High School ag teacher and FFAadvisor. Other Highlands County students in the past could probably have won state-level office, but no one else was willing to put college off for a year. Charlie shows his commitment by taking the FFA motto to heart living to serve. In his campaign (for president), he said he wanted to give back to the FFA what it had given to him. The campaign for state FFApresidency began a few months ago in April, but Brown has had his eye on the position since becoming familiar with FFAin the seventh grade. I spent a lot of time between here and the southern counties during my campaign. I visited Hendry, Glades, Okeechobee, all the way down to Dade (county), Brown said. As president, Brown will travel the state teaching other students about agriculture and leadership. Browns position also allows him to be a small part of a law and policy making body for the state and national level. Brown is slowly realizing the magnitude of his accomplishment. The 18-year-old feels a strong weight on his shoulders to be the best leader possible. As more and more people come up to me and talk to me, it sinks in. Some have told me that I inspire them and it really gives me goosebumps. Its not just a victory for AfricanAmericans, its a victory for all minorities, Brown said. Its always been a goal. I knew that if I could do it, then a lot of things would change. FFAwould change. With the national percentage of black FFAmembers being the lowest of all ethnicities (only 4 percent) Brown feels that he also has to bring more awareness of agriculture to not only to blacks, but to Spanish, Asians and all other minorities. FFAisnt just about cows and sows. It includes many different things, Brown said. Brown fully understands that his presidency position wont be forever, but he hopes to gain lasting knowledge and experience over the next year before entering into the University of Florida as a freshman. Im attending UF in fal l 2012 and majoring in political science and public administration. After that I am going to law school. This is going to prepare me for the future in politics. Its going to build me for a career; I will learn so many things about being in public, speaking and even further about agriculture, Brown said. The 18,000 FFAmembe rs in the state of Florida will all get to know Brown over the next year. Brown will speak and spend time with approximately 40,000 agriculture students and his is ready to work. My first state FFAconvention introduced me to agriculture. I learned then how vital agriculture is to every aspect of life. I learned how important foo d is and how agriculture is the most important industry ... food is fuel. We cant do anything without it, Brown said. As his presidency begins, Brown is preparing himself with all the trips, conventions, and speeches that he will encounter, and he is looking forward to visiting Argentina in January to learn more about agricultu re and apply the knowledge to his home state. This is the greatest youth organization on the planet, Brown said of the FFA. Im very excited to be a part of it. Continued from page 1A Continued from page 1A Brown makes history by winning FFAstate presidency FFAchapters shine at state convention Associated PressTALLAHASSEE The senior citizens group AARP says its baffled by Gov. Rick Scotts veto of a bill that would have exempted social service volunteers from background screening. Jeff Johnson is AARPs interim state director. He said Friday that the bill (SB 1992) struck a balance between the need for volunteers and protecting elderly and disabled people and children. In his veto message Scott said the risk of exempting volunteers wasnt worth taking. AARP raps Scott for Florida background check veto
C M Y K Special to the News-SunSEBRING Cross Country Automotive Services (CCAS) is celebrating its 10th anniversary of doing business in Highlands County. To celebrate this milestone the company hosted a luncheon on June 15 for community leaders and associates. During the luncheon the Early Learning Coalition (ELC) was presented with 1,113 children books. These books will be distributed to children in childcare facilities throughout the county. This is just one of 10 activities the company is sponsoring to celebrate the anniversary. Sandra Savage, vice president human resources CCAS, and Peggy Ward, senior vice president, chief financial and administer CCAS, and senior leadership from Medford, Mass. were on hand for the celebration. Since April the following community events and activities have been completed (including the ELC Book Drive): Cross Country associates got on the bus, the Big Red bus that is. In a partnership with the Florida Blood Center, Cross Country hosted a bimonthly blood drive April 13 and June 8. The public was invited to join the associates and donate during these blood drives. On April 16 for Relay for Life, Cross Country joined the American Cancer Society in an effort to eliminate cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy, and service. Cross Country is a corporate sponsor of the April event and many associates walked the track for the cause. The Habitat for Humanity Johnson family home was dedicated on May 20. Along with a corporate financial sponsorship, a number of Cross Country associates donated sweat equity hours to assist Grandma Grace in achieving the required hours for ownership. Cross Country is proud of the associates dedication to assist the Johnson family. More than 40 associates participated in the March of Dimes Walkathon on May 7. Cross Country is a corporate sponsor and hosted a water station table, which included a water mister, to support walkers who are supporting this great cause. In recognition of the high school graduates of the Class of 2011, and to invest in the future of Highlands County, Cross Country provided five $500 scholastic scholarships to graduating seniors at the three area high schools. Additionally, to ensure their safety and an enjoyable graduation party, Cross Country provided $1,500 in corporate sponsorships to local high schoolsProject Graduation events. One of The Champions for Children Foundations successful initiatives is the We Care Hotline. Cross Country is excited to support this much needed caring response line for youth with questions, worries and fears. Three remaining events/activities: To assist children and adults who are physically, emotionally or developmentally challenged, Cross Country associates will partner with Heartland Horses and Handicapped to sponsor a program horse, Pride. Pride is utilized to provide physical interaction and exercise to those in need. The sponsorship will provide feed, medical, and farrier care for Pride. Funds for the sponsorship will be raised through center wide fundraisers. Cross Country associates believe that every child deserves to start the first day of school fully equipped to learn and enjoy the experience. The annual back-toschool backpack drive provides essential school supplies to elementary children in need. Last year more than 187 bags were donated. This year the goal is 200 bags. And finally, the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) funds vital research to find the causes and cure for lupus. This is why Cross Country associates have decided to assist LFAwith their efforts. In August, a center wide fundraiser will be held to support life-saving research, education and advocacy initiatives to bring an end to lupus. Cross Country transforms the vehicle experience for millions of drivers each day. As the largest and leading provider of integrated vehicle and driver programs in North America, Cross Country provides roadside assistance, vehicle incident management services, motor clubs, telematics technology services, marketing services. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 26, 2011Page 9A Orchid Hill Stable PP; 5.542"; 5"; Black; main a top, 12 of 16; 00009657 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; 06/26/11 p/u; 00009658 Air & Electrical Services; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 6/26/11; 00009735 BUSINESS Cross Country celebrates 10 years of doing business in Highlands Next time youre tempted to lecture your kids about wasting too much time on video games, first check out which games theyre playing it turns out they may actually be learning important life lessons. Much research has been done on whether online games and other interactive educational tools can teach people how to make better decisions regarding personal finances, including an exciting new study called Improving Americans Financial Literacy: Educational Tools at Work, by Lisa A. Donnini, PhD, KayAnn Miller and Kitch Walker. The authors compared the credit performance of thousands of college students who opened Wells Fargo credit card accounts in two categories: Those who completed an online financial tutorial on the wise use of credit prior to being issued their card; and those who did not. The tutorial was based on content from Practical Money Skills for Life, a free financial literacy program run by Visa Inc. Wells Fargo analyzed each accounts performance more than a year after they were opened and found that cardholders who took the tutorial demonstrated dramatically better credit behavior than those who did not. The results were eye-opening. Those who completed the tutorial: Had revolving monthly balances that were 20 percent lower than those who did not. Were 44 percent less likely to be 60 days delinquent on payments. Experienced FICO credit score increases that were 240 percent better. Were 23 less likely to have late fees. Were 51 percent less likely to file for bankruptcy. These data provide tangible evidence of what many financial literacy practitioners have long believed: that financial education intervention given at the right teachable moment in this case, immediately prior to opening a credit account works. So what has this to do with video games? According to Dr. Donnini, Children have always learned through play and today, digital media has resulted in increasingly more sophisticated games that can engage youth while at the same time encouraging learning. In fact, many would suggest that the key components of good video games, including immediate feedback, rewards, motivation and goal-setting, may be a better fit for the high-technology, global world in which todays kids live than the more traditional types of learning often found in the classroom. Some of the better educational video games Ive seen include several found at Visas Practical Money Skills for Life (www.practicalmoneyskills.com/games): Financial Soccer, a free, fast-paced, multilingual video game jointly developed with the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), which incorporates soccers structure and rules to teach children and young adults the knowledge and tools theyll need to establish and maintain sound financial habits over a lifetime. Financial Football, a similar game jointly developed with the National Football League. Money Metropolis, where kids ages 7 to 12 navigate a multi-dimensional world, making life decisions that will affect whether their virtual bank account shrinks or grows. Peter Pigs Money Counter, where kids ages 4 to 7 can practice sorting and counting coins with the help of wise Peter Pig. Bottom line: Although nothing beats playing in fresh air, there are plenty of electronic games that can teach your kids the skills theyll need to manage their personal finances. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. twitter.com/PracticalMoney. Video games arent so bad after all Personal Finance Jason Alderman Courtesy photo The Early Learning Coalition was presented with 1,113 children books during Cross Country Automotive Services 10th anniversary luncheon celebration. Jeanne Griffith (from left), manager of Grant Development, and Denise Franze, Early Care and Education Program specialist, both of the Early Learning Coalition, accept the books from Brandi Stadi, operations manager, CCAS.
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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, June 26, 2011Page 11A PUBLIC AUCTION FOR TOWING & STORAGE 1998 CHEV 1G1JC1241WM115038 ON JULY 8th, 2011, AT 9:00AM AT PRECISION AUTO BODY 734 CR 621 EAST LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 June 26, 2011 PUBLIC AUCTION FOR TOWING & STORAGE 1988 CADILLAC 1G6DW51Y6J9711445 ON JULY 7th, 2011, AT 9:00AM AT PRECISION AUTO BODY 734 CR 621 EAST LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 June 26, 2011 1050Legals 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 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 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Civil Action Case No. 10-848-GCS TIB BANK, Plaintiff, v. RUTH K. DAVIS; JOSE QUINONES; GOLF HAMMOCK OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTERST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; AND UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS GIVEN that, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure, dated June 7, 2011, in the above styled case in the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the foreclosure sale conducted in the Courthouse Basement (Jury Assembly Room), Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 a.m., or as soon as possible thereafter, on July 14, 2011, the following described real property: Lot 374, Golf Hammock Unit IV, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 14, Page(s) 78, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. IF YOU ARE A PERSON CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM WITH THE CLERK NO LATER THAN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. IF YOU FAIL TO FILE A CLAIM, YOU WILL NOT BE ENTITLED TO ANY REMAINING FUNDS. AFTER 60 DAYS, ONLY THE OWNER OF RECORD AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MAY CLAIM THE SURPLUS. Dated on this 8th day of June, 2011. Bob Germaine Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk June 26; July 3, 2011 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 1050Legals 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 ASSOCIATION, 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 ASSEMBLY 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 DEGREES 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-248 Division Tenth RICHARD JULIUS CHAGNOT Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of RICHARD JULIUS CHAGNOT, deceased, whose date of death was February 20, 2011, and whose social security number is 048-24-9737, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE 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 PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is June 26, 2011. Personal Representative: Christine M. Miller 755 S. Broadway Avenue Bartow, Florida 33830 Attorney for Personal Representative: STEPHEN M. MARTIN Florida Bar No. 0308234 STEPHEN M. MARTIN, P.A. 200 Lake Morton Drive, 2nd Floor Lakeland, Florida 33801 Telephone: (863)683-8765 June 26; July 3, 2011 1050Legals Free ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. Must be a non-commercial item. Asking price is $100 or less. 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C M Y K Page 12ANews-Sun Sunday, June 26, 2011www.newssun.com IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 2009 CA 001657 PNC MORTGAGE, a Division of PNC BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, v. JOSE JULIEN MOUNSAMY, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 8, 2011 entered in Case No. 2009 CA 001657 in the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein PNC Mortgage, a Division of PNC BANK, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JOSE JULIEN MOUNSAMY, et al, are the defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at Highlands County Courthouse, Basement of Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 a.m. on August 10, 2011, the following described real property situated in Highlands County, as set forth in said Agreed Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 23, BLOCK 40, PLACID LAKES, SECTION FOUR, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 64, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. STREET ADDRESS: 118 MADISON AVENUE, 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 THIS 8th day of June, 2011. BOB GERMAINE, CLERK of COURT, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA (SEAL) By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk June 26; July 3, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 10-1257-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. FRED P. ARCHER, JOAN H. ARCHER; CHASE BANK USA, N.A.; CACH, LLC; HSBC BANK NEVADA, N.A.; MIDLAND FUNDING, LLC; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER AND AGAINST THEREIN NAMED DEFENDANT(S), WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; TENANT #1, TENANT #2, TENANT #3, AND TENANT #4, THE NAMES BEING FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR PARTIES IN POSSESSION, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Final Judgment on Verified Complaint'' (the "Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on June 6, 2011, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, as described below at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on July 15, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.: SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT ``A'' EXHIBIT ``A'' Lot 9, Block 11, HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES SECTION J, according to the Plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 41, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Property Tax ID No. C-20-36-30-090-0110-0090 Property Address: 1520 Rutledge Avenue, Lake Placid, Florida 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk June 26; July 30, 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 hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863)534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. June 19, 26, 2011 LEGAL NOTICE The Highlands County Sheriff's Office has custody of the following found items. If no claim is made, the items will be disposed of in accordance with the law. Those people missing items that may match the description given should contact the Sheriff's Office at 402-7220 Monday through Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm to set up an appointment. O O ffens e e Number HCSO11OFF004295 Jewelry located on Bristol St., Sebring on 6/17/11 HCSO11OFF004135 Key chain w/keys, car remote, can opener & 2 D rings located in the area of Corvette Ave., in Sebring on 6/12/11 HCSO11OFF003479 Coach Purse w/currency located on Sebring Parkway, Sebring on 6/20/11 HCSO11OFF002145 Clothing & misc. jewelry located in restroom @ Court House in Sebring on 3/24/11 HCSO11OFF001585 Green Schwinn bike located on Lake Crews Ave., Lake Placid on 3/7/11 HCSO11OFF002105 White BMX bike located @ Honeysuckle & Spring Lk Blvd. in Sebring on 2/20/11 HCSO11OFF000605 Blue Schwinn & green JC Higgins bikes located @ Geneva Ave. & E. Albritton Rd. in Avon Park on 1/26/11 HCSO11OFF003367 Burgundy Next bike located on Pompino Dr. in Sebring on 5/16/11 HCSO11OFF003426 Dell Inspiron located on Edgewater Dr., Sebring on 5/18/11 HCSO11OFF004018 Next Power Climber bike located @ N. Ithica & W. Elmont Rd., Avon Park on 6/8/11 HCSO11OFF004093 Concrete statue of dog located on S. Huckleberry Lake Dr. in Sebring on 6/11/11 June 26, 2011 1050Legals WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 314-9876 Then shop till you drop!DUMMY 09 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 00008914
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Please email resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org or fax it to 863-471-2565.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 NATIONAL BEVERAGEManufacturer seeking Equipment Maintenance Tech. for refurbishing in shop juice dispensing equipment. Full time w/benefits. Bilingual & experience preferred but will train. Fax resume to 863-635-7630 or phone 863-635-8454 MOTIVATED !Individual needed for full time Secretary/Legal Assistant 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 LPN -Needed in busy pediatric office in Sebring. Immediate opening. Qualifications: Must be certified with experience in phlebotomy and medical office experience, computer literate, capable of multi-tasking and possess good public relation skills. Excellent Benefits. Salary commensurate with experience. Fax resume to 863-471-9340 or email to email@example.com 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 2 FULLtime Preschool Teachers needed in Lake Placid for August 2011. DCF training & CDA desired. Apply: 500 East Interlake Blvd. Lake Placid, Fl. Applications online: www.rcma.org/employment.asp RCMA is an EEO/AAE 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentCHILD CAREin private home 24-7, license # F10HI0515, 20 yr. exp. Ages 2 & up. CPR, first aid, & CDA. Call for appt. 863-453-6439 1500Child Care Services 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: IT B B 11-04 7 7 WATERWA Y Y MARKE R R REPLACEMEN T T PROJEC T T No . 10037 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: firstname.lastname@example.org A NON-MANDATOR Y Y Pre-Bi d d mee t t in g g wil l l b e e hel d d a t t 10:0 0 0 A.M . o n n Jun e e 30 , 2011 in the Engineering Conference Room, 505 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. All potential bidders are encouraged attend this meeting. Submi t t on e e (1 ) ) origina l l an d d thre e e (3 ) ) copies 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. , Thursday , Jul y y 14th , 201 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: email@example.com Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners, Purchasing Department; Highlands County, Florida Website: www.hcbcc.net June 19, 26, 2011 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsHIGHLANDS 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: IT B B 11-04 1 1 COLLEG E E D R R / / MEMORIA L L D R R MULTI-US E E PAT H H PROJEC T T No . 04030 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: firstname.lastname@example.org A MANDATOR Y Y PreB B i d d meetin g g wil l l b e e hel d d a t t 2:0 0 0 P.M . o n n Wednesday , Jun e e 29 , 2011 in the Board Room of South Florida Community College Administration Building F, 600 West College Drive, Avon Park, Florida 33825. All potential BIDDERS are encouraged attend this meeting. Submit on e e (1 ) ) origina l l an d d thre e e (3 ) ) copies 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. , Thursday , Jul y y 21ST , 201 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, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: email@example.com Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners, Purchasing Department; Highlands County, Florida Website: www.hcbcc.net June 19, 26, 2011 SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT INVITATION TO BID #11-015 The Board of Supervisors of the Sun 'n Lake of Sebring Improvement District will receive sealed bids at the Sun 'n Lake of Sebring Improvement District Office for: BID #11-015: MASTER LIFT STATION EMERGENCY PUMP A Scope of Work, Plans, Specifications and other Bid Documents are available at Polston Engineering, Inc., 2925 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33870, 863-385-5564, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and between the hours of 11:30 A.M. and between the hours of 1:30 P.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. Bid Bond, Payment and or Performance Bonds will not be required for this project. Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name as to identify the enclosed bids. Bids must be delivered to the Sun 'n Lake of Sebring Improvement District: Attention Board Secretary, 5306 Sun 'n Lake Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33872, so as to reach the said office no later than 2:00 PM, Tuesday, August 2, 2011. Proposals received later than the date and time specified will be rejected. The Sun 'n Lake of Sebring Improvement District will not be responsible for the late delivery of any bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail, or any other type of delivery service. The submitting firm will be required to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and ordinances of local, state and federal authorities having jurisdiction, including, but not limited to: all provisions of the Federal Government Equal Employment Opportunity clauses issued by the Secretary of Labor on May 21, 1968 and published in the Federal Register (41 CFR Part 60-1, 33 F.2 7804); all provisions of the Public Entity Crimes (Fla. Sta. S287.133 et seq, as amended) and the provisions in Fla. Stat. S287.134, et seq., as amended, regarding discrimination. The Board of Supervisors 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 responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of the Sun 'n Lake of Sebring Improvement District. The Board of Supervisors reserves the right of waive irregularities in the bid. Michael Wright, General Manager Sun 'n Lake of Sebring Improvement District 5306 Sun 'n Lake Blvd. Sebring, Florida 33872 June 26; July 3, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 10760GCS SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, vs. SHANE E. MORGAN, an individual, Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Uniform Final Judgment of Foreclosure of SunTrust Bank entered in the above-styled case, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, on July 20, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. The legal description of the property being sold is described as: THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PARCEL OF LAND, AND IMPROVEMENTS AND APPURTENANCES THERETO IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA TO WIT: 4600 MIGNON, LOT 9, BLK 349, SUN-N-LAKE EST OF SEBRING, FL. UNIT 16, BK 10 PG. 4 TOGETHER WITH 4562 MIGNON, LOT 10 BLK 349 SUN-N-LAKES EST OF SEBRING, FL. UNIT 16, BK 10, PG 4. The Property or its address is commonly known as Mignon Drive Lot 9 and 10, Sebring, Florida 33872. DATED this 13th day of June, 2011. (SEAL) CLERK OF THE COURT By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk June 26; July 3, 2011 To the owner(s) of a vessel with the VIN #FMCL66FNA292, you are hereby notified of storage/security fees that are associated with this vessel. This vessel has been stored/secured at 5000 Magnolia Ave., Mulberry, FL 33860 since February 2011. The total storage/security fees that are now due is $625.00 (including June). The owner of the above mentioned vessel has seven (7) days to make arrangements and full payment of the storage/security fees. If this is not done in the allotted time period, the owner forfeits any and all legal rights to the vessel. June 22, 24, 26, 29, 2011 1050Legals 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. 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. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870-3867, Tel: (863) 402-6591; Fax: (863) 402-6664. June 19, 26, 2011 LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Classified ads get fast results LOOKING FOR AN APARTMENT? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Having something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what youre doing, but no one else does. Call News-Sun classifieds today! 314-9876.HIGHPOINT/ NORTHGATE FURNITURE 1X3 00009055DUMMY 09 PAGE DESIGNER 2X4 00008865 NEED AHELPING HAND? CALL NEWS-SUN CLASSIFIEDS THEY GET RESULTS 314-9876
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C M Y K BARRYWILNER Associated PressWith training camps set to open in another month, NFLowners and players will resume negotiations next week, hoping to build on recent talks, two people familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press on Friday. While each side has acknowledged progress in the four-month-old lockout, a new collective bargaining agreement isnt imminent. One of the two people who spoke on condition of anonymity said conference calls are being set up to discuss various issues, but not the major one of splitting revenues. The person said that was being negotiated face to face. The two people declined to be identified because the meetings were confidential. The sides completed tw o days of talks at a beachfront resort in Hull, Mass., on Thursday. On hand were NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, owners John Mara of the New York Giants, Jerry Richardson of the Carolina Panthers, Clark Hunt of the Kansas City Chiefs, Robert Kraft of the New England Patriots and Dean Spanos of the San Diego Chargers. NFLPAexecutive director DeMaurice Smith also was present along with several players, including Jeff Saturday of the Indianapolis Colts, Tony Richardson of the New York Jets and Domonique By DAN HOEHNE firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING The days since the end of the Dixie regular season and city tournament have given way to weeks for the Ozone AllStars as they await the start of the District tournament. During that time, its been all about practice, practice, practice. Its getting pretty boring, just practicing, returning All-Star Trey Frazier said. Were getting real anxious to start actually playing. His father, head coach Dean Frazier, has done what he can to keep the competitive juices flowing. We played in a tournament a couple weeks ago in Plant City, he said. We just wanted to move the kids around, get everyone in and playing different positions to see where we were at. Asweep of the competition and the tournament title shows that the returning Dixie Ozone World Series Champions were rolling right along. Although returning, while predominantly true, isnt quite. Seven members of this years squad were part of the championship run last season, Jimmy Peck, Josh Crouch, Frazier, Seth Cannady, Jay Bible, David DeGenaro and Kyle Helms. Of the five new editions, D.J. McPhail, Brendan Doty, Daniel Simons and Everett Hurst, have World Series experience. They went to Laurel, Mississippi and finished third as 10-year olds, coach Frazier said. So everybody on this team has been there, except for Alex Lopez, this is his first year with us, but hes talented and he belongs. Starting Friday, July 1, Sebring will host the district tournament at the Max Long Recreational Complex, squaring off in the threeteam field against Lake Placid and Okeechobee in trying to reach the State tournament the following weekend. As hosts of this years tournament, Avon Park gets the benefit of an automatic berth. Weve got as deep of pitching as Ive ever had, Frazier said. Weve got big sticks and as long as we play defense like we can, well be tough. I dont see any reason why we cant make another deep run. And as a means to get a bit of the edge back after the weeks of practice, the team is headed to Tampa area Dover this weekend for one more tune-up. Thats a tournament against some upper-level travel ball teams, Frazier said. Thatll be a good final test for us before Districts start. The one point of issue, moving forward, is the teams desire for uniformity with the players scheduled to get mohawks this week. Addressing the team Friday after batting practice, Frazier mentioned that the last time the team got the collective mohawk, two seasons ago, they placed third at the World Series, and when they didnt last year, they won it all. And though baseball players of all ages are known to be superstitious, the majority of the team didnt seem to be buying into it. Oh the tough decisions that need to be made. SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Sunday, June 26, 2011 And Another Thing... Dan Hoehne Astory ran in Fridays issue regarding how far apart the National Basketball Association own ers and the players union were in their talks regarding a new collective bargaining agreement. I wont go into all the minute details as to the sticking points. Suffice it to say, howeve r, it regards money. Money the owners want to roll back into their profits, or in some cases lack thereof, and money the players are not willing to give up. Union president Derek Fisher was quoted as sayin g, Im not inclined to want to give back money that weve earned to help you in a sense make maybe more mistakes or more poor decisions. One of those mistakes, apparently, was the previous collective bargaining agreement which, as league comNBA No Basketball for Awhile See NBA, Page 4B MCTphoto The Florida Gators celebrated a Regional win over Miami earlier this month and did so again Friday after topping Vanderbilt to earn a berth in the College World Series Championship. By ERIC OLSON Associated PressOMAHA, Neb. Florida is in the College World Series finals, which is right where most people in college baseball figured they would be all along. The second-seeded Gators advanced with a 6-4 victory over Vanderbilt on Friday. Preston Tucker drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning to offset a shaky bullpen that squandered a three-run lead. Florida (53-17) will play South Carolina (53-14) in the best-of-three finals starting Monday. The Gamecocks advanced with a 3-2, 13-inning win over Virginia. For the Gators, the finals are the place to be to finish a year in which they were the preseason No. 1-ranked team, won the Southeastern Conference tournament and lost back-to-back games on only two occasions. You have to feel fortunate, Gators coach Kevin OSullivan said. Youve got to have some breaks along the way. This is a long grind. This team, from day one, its goal was to set out to play for the national championship. That doesnt always come in the end, doesnt always work out that way. But theyve been focused, and were looking forward to it. Alex Panteliodis limited Vanderbilt (54-12) to three hits in six innings before a parade of five relievers blew his 4-1 lead. That thing could have spiraled out of control, OSullivan said. Daniel Pigott singled and Cody Dent and Nolan Fontana reached on back-toback bunts to load the bases in the eighth before Tucker drove a ball into deep left field. The Gators added another run when Mark Lamms breaking ball in the dirt bounced away from Curt Casali, allowing Dent to come home. Austin Maddox (3-0) pitched the last 1 2-3 innings for the win, which was Floridas fifth in six meetings this season against its SEC Eastern Division rival. Were happy were in the finals, Tucker said, but were going to be just as disappointed as if we went 0-2 if we lose the series. So well stay focused, bear down at Tuckers hit in 8th sends Florida to CWS finals See GATORS, Page 3B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE The Sebring Dixie Ozone All-Stars, back row, assistant coach Jim Peck, head coach Dean Frazier and assistant coach Andrew Bible. Second row, left to right, Seth Cannady, Kyle Helms, Daniel Simons, Jay Bible, Josh Crouch and Jimmy Peck. Front row, left to right, Brendan Doty, D.J. McPhail, Trey Frazier, David DeGenaro, Everett Hurst and Alex Lopez. Ozone All-Stars getting anxious By TIM REYNOLDS Associated PressMIAMI Norris Coles speed stood out to the Miami Heat, so they moved quickly to get him. Completing a deal that was struck in principle a day earlier, the Heat formally acquired Cole from the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday afternoon in exchange for the rights to Croatian guard Bojan Bogdanovic, a second-round pick in the 2014 draft and cash. Cole was drafted 28th overall by the Chicago Bulls, who then sent him to Minnesota. The Heat simply could have waited with hopes of snaring him at No. 31 the pick they used for Bogdanovic but feared Cole would already be gone. So the deal was made, and after some logistics involving Minnesotas trade of Jonny Flynn to Houston were worked out Friday, the NBAsigned off on the move. Im just going to be myself, Cole said. Stay humble, work hard, earn the respect from the veteran guys there and the coaching staff. Thats the most important thing. The Heat had Cole rated as the drafts 18th-best player, and bypassed several other point guards to get him. Norris was ahead of all of these guys for us because of a specific skill set that he has, Heat President Pat Riley said. He has tremendous speed and tremendous acceleration and great control of the Heat complete trade for point guard Norris Cole See COLE, Page 3B AP sources: NFL talks to be held again next week See NFL, Page 3B Photo courtesy of ESPN.com NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith.
C M Y K YMCA offers Cheer, VolleyballSEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCAis hosting a Cheer Camp from Monday, June 27 through Friday, July 1, for ages 3-16 years. The YMCAis also hosting a 4-on-4 hardcourt volleyball tournament on Tuesday, July 12, from 6 p.m. until the last team is standing. Ages 15 and up. Any questions for the Cheer Camp or volleyball tournament, call 382-9622.Elks Golf tourneySEBRING This months Elks golf tournament will be held on Tuesday, July 5, at Golf Hammock Country Club. Cost for the 8 a.m. shotgun start is $25 per player. To register either your team or as an individual player, contact Jack McLaughlin at 471-3295 or by email at email@example.com. Check in not later than 7:40 a.m. outside of the restaurant area.Lake Placid Youth BowlingLAKE PLACID The Royal Palms Youth Bowling League, for ages 7 and up, begins itsnew season Saturday, Sept. 3. The sign-up fee is $25, which includes a shirt, and new bowlers are welcome. Bowling is every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. through December 10. Weekly cost is $11 and includes three games of bowling, shoes and prize fund. All Youth Bowlers are also eligible for reduced rate open bowling, though some restrictions may apply, and free bowling with instruction on Fridays from 4-6 p.m. must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call Frank Peterson at 382-9541, or Donna Stanley at 441-4897.Firecracker 5KSEBRING The 17th Annual Firecracker 5K Run/Walk is set for Monday, July 4 at the Highlands Hammock State Park at 7:30 a.m. The annual run to celebrate the nations birthday will feature plaques for overall, master and grand master male and female winners, age group awards in 5-year age divisions, technical tee shirts and plenty of ice-cold watermelon and other refreshments for runners. Entry fee is $20 thru June 27 and $25 from June 28 thru race day registration. Tee shirts guaranteed to only the first 200 entrants, so sign up early! Those desiring an entry form may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Chet Brojek at 385-4736. Mail your checks made payable to Central Florida Striders, along with the signed application, to Chet Brojek, 3310 Par Road, Sebring, FL33872. Each year we urge runners and walkers to wear red, white and blue on race day and to entry early as we always have a large turnout for our nations birthday celebration. The race benefits the boysand girls cross country teams at Avon Park High School.Panther Volleyball CampsAVONPARK This summer the South Florida Community College volleyball program has more camps to offer than ever before. If there is a camp date that you could attend but the age group is different than yours please call and special arrangements could be made. Individual private sessions for indoor and sand are available year-round. 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 email@example.com, cell: 863-835-2377, or Office: 863-784-7037.Sebring Summer SwimSEBRING The summer season for swimming is upon us as the Sebring High School pool is open to the public. Pool hours for open swim will be 67:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays additional hours will be added once school is out. Cost is $2 per swimmer with big savings for frequent swimmers. Afamily pass can be bought for $50 for the first swimmer and $15 for each additional family member. Swimming lessons will also be availab le with four separate sessions throughout the summer for eight differents levels of instruction, ranging from Adult Beginner, Parent and Tot, Fundamentals, Introduction to Water Skills, Pre-School Aquatics, Fundamental Aquatic Skills, Stroke Development, Improvment and Refinement, Personal Water Safety and Diving Fundamentals and Fitness. Session II runs from June 27-July 8, session III from July 11-22 and session IV from July 25-August 5. Water aerobics return as well, with certified instructor Ricki Albritton, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is just $2 per workout, or just $1 if you have the Summer Swim Pass the first class was Thursday, May 5. Summer swim lesson sign up will be Monday May 23 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and Saturday, May 28 from 9-10:30 a.m. in the front office at Sebring High School. For questions call 471-5500 ext. 228 and leave a message for Pat Caton.Lady Dragon B-Ball CampLAKEPLACID 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 FUN-damentals, with all proceeds going to benefit the LPHS Girls Basketball team. For more camp information and camp brochure, email Jackie Coyne at firstname.lastname@example.org.Heartland SoccerSEBRING Heartland Soccer Club boys and girls, 13 and under, will have tryouts on July 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 meet from 10 a.m.-Noon, while Intermediates, grades 7 and 8, meet from 1-3 p.m. At the conclusion of the week, there will be a tournament with parents and frends invited to watch. For any questions, call head coach Linette Wells at 441-2320.Firemen Memorial GolfSEBRING The 12th annual Sebring Firemen Inc. Memorial Golf Tournament 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 great appetizers. There will also once again be a silent auction featuring autographed sports memorabilia from people like Tim Tebow, Jimbo Fisher, Will Muschamp, Nick Saban and many others. Hole sponsorships are available for $100 and team sponsorships, which include a team entry and hole signs, are $500. All proceeds will help benefit Sebring 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.Warrior Golf ClassicLAKE WALES Webber Football Warrior Golf Classic, a fundraising event in support of the Warrior Football program will be held Saturday, August 27, at the Lake Wales Country Club. Shot gun start 9 a.m. Fees: $60 per player/$240 team of four; $5 Mulligans; 50/50 $1 ticket or 15 tickets for $10 (includes green fees and lunch buffet). Prizes: First, second and third place winner; team prizes; Closest to the pin/Longest Drive. Sponsorship opportunities: Hole sponsor $100, includes sign with name and logo. Season tickets available including team schedule and memorabilia. Lunch will be served during Webber Footballs scrimmage immediately following golf tournament at WIU campus. Make checks payable to: Webber Football, 1201 N. Scenic Highway, Babson Park, FL33827; e-mail: Vothdw@webber.edu ; or call (863) 7341529 for more information. AMERICAN LEAGUEEAST WLPCTGB Boston4431.587 New York4331.58112Tampa Bay4234.553212Toronto3739.487712Baltimore3439.4669 Central Division WLPctGB Cleveland4034.541 Detroit4036.5261 Chicago3740.481412Minnesota3242.4328 Kansas City3145.40810 West Division WLPctGB Texas4136.532 Seattle3838.500212Los Angeles3839.4943 Oakland3443.4427___Thursdays Games Washington 1, Seattle 0 N.Y. Mets 4, Oakland 1 San Francisco 2, Minnesota 1 Arizona 5, Kansas City 3 Fridays Games Arizona 7, Detroit 6 Pittsburgh 3, Boston 1 Baltimore 5, Cincinnati 4, 12 innings Colorado 4, N.Y. Yankees 2 Philadelphia 1, Oakland 0 Texas 8, N.Y. Mets 1 Tampa Bay 5, Houston 1 Chicago Cubs 6, Kansas City 4 Milwaukee 4, Minnesota 3 Washington 9, Chicago White Sox 5, 14 innings Toronto 5, St. Louis 4 L.A. Angels 8, L.A. Dodgers 3 Seattle 5, Florida 1 San Francisco 4, Cleveland 3 Saturdays Games Colorado at N.Y. Yankees, late Cleveland at San Francisco, late L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, late N.Y. Mets at Texas, late Washington at Chicago White Sox, late Arizona at Detroit, late Boston at Pittsburgh, late Cincinnati at Baltimore, late Oakland at Philadelphia, late Tampa Bay at Houston, late Chicago Cubs at Kansas City, late Minnesota at Milwaukee, late Toronto at St. Louis, late Seattle at Florida, late Sundays Games Arizona at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Boston at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m. Oakland at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m. Colorado at N.Y. Yankees, 2:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Houston, 2:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Minnesota at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. Washington at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. Toronto at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Texas, 3:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, 4:10 p.m. Cleveland at San Francisco, 8:05 p.m. Seattle at Florida, 10:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEAST WLPCTGB Philadelphia4829.623 Atlanta4334.5585 Washington3937.513812New York3739.4871012Florida 3343.4341412Central Division WLPctGB Milwaukee4235.545 St. Louis4136.5321 Pittsburgh3837.5073 Cincinnati3938.5063 Chicago3144.41310 Houston2849.36414 West Division WLPctGB Arizona4334.558 San Francisco4234.55312Colorado3837.5074 Los Angeles3443.4429 San Diego3344.42910 ___ Thursdays Games Washington 1, Seattle 0 N.Y. Mets 4, Oakland 1 San Francisco 2, Minnesota 1 Arizona 5, Kansas City 3 St. Louis 12, Philadelphia 2 Fridays Games Arizona 7, Detroit 6 Pittsburgh 3, Boston 1 Baltimore 5, Cincinnati 4, 12 innings Colorado 4, N.Y. Yankees 2 Philadelphia 1, Oakland 0 Texas 8, N.Y. Mets 1 Tampa Bay 5, Houston 1 Chicago Cubs 6, Kansas City 4 Milwaukee 4, Minnesota 3 Washington 9, Chicago White Sox 5, 14 innings Toronto 5, St. Louis 4 San Diego 11, Atlanta 2 L.A. Angels 8, L.A. Dodgers 3 Seattle 5, Florida 1 San Francisco 4, Cleveland 3 Saturdays Games Colorado at N.Y. Yankees, late Cleveland at San Francisco, late L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, late N.Y. Mets at Texas, late Washington at Chicago White Sox, late Arizona at Detroit, late Boston at Pittsburgh, late Cincinnati at Baltimore, late Oakland at Philadelphia, late Tampa Bay at Houston, late Chicago Cubs at Kansas City, late Minnesota at Milwaukee, late Toronto at St. Louis, late Atlanta at San Diego, late Seattle at Florida, late Sundays Games Arizona at Detroit, 1:05 p.m. Boston at Pittsburgh, 1:35 p.m. Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1:35 p.m. Oakland at Philadelphia, 1:35 p.m. Colorado at N.Y. Yankees, 2:05 p.m. Tampa Bay at Houston, 2:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Kansas City, 2:10 p.m. Minnesota at Milwaukee, 2:10 p.m. Washington at Chicago White Sox, 2:10 p.m. Toronto at St. Louis, 2:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets at Texas, 3:05 p.m. Atlanta at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. L.A. Angels at L.A. Dodgers, 4:10 p.m. Cleveland at San Francisco, 8:05 p.m. Seattle at Florida, 10:10 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Philadelphia645231612 New York538232620 Columbus546211616 Houston466181920 D.C.455171925 Chicago2410161720 New England376151219 Toronto FC269151526 Sporting K.C.365141720WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Los Angeles927342515 FC Dallas844282017 Seattle747282317 Real Salt Lake63523158 Colorado547221817 San Jose554192017 Portland563181822 Chivas USA465171818 Vancouver268141722 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ Thursdays Game Seattle FC 4, New York 2 Saturdays Games Houston at D.C. United, late Los Angeles at San Jose, late Chivas USA at Philadelphia, late Portland at FC Dallas, late Vancouver at Sporting Kansas City, late Toronto FC at Real Salt Lake, late Sundays Games New York at Chicago, 2 p.m. New England at Seattle FC, 4 p.m. Colorado at Columbus, 8 p.m. At TD Ameritrade Park Omaha Omaha, Neb. Double Elimination x-if necessary Saturday, June 18 Game 1 Vanderbilt 7, North Carolina 3 Game 2 Florida 8, Texas 4 Sunday, June 19 Game 3 Virginia 4, California 1 Game 4 South Carolina 5, Texas A&M 4 Monday, June 20 Game 5 North Carolina 3, Texas 0, Texas eliminated Game 6 Florida 3, Vanderbilt 1, 512innings, susp., rain Tuesday, June 21 Game 6 Florida 3, Vanderbilt 1, comp. of susp. game Game 7 California 7, Texas A&M 3, A&M eliminated Game 8 South Carolina 7, Virginia 1 Wednesday, June 22 Game 9 Vanderbilt 5, North Carolina 1, North Carolina eliminated Thursday, June 23 Game 10 Virginia 8, California 1, California eliminated Friday, June 24 Game 11 Florida 6, Vanderbilt 4, Vanderbilt eliminated Game 12 South Carolina 3, Virginia 2, 13 innings, Virginia eliminatedCHAMPIONSHIP SERIESBest-of-3 Monday, June 27 Game 1 Florida (53-17) vs. South Carolina (53-14), 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 28 Florida vs. South Carolina, 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 x-Game 3 Florida vs. South Carolina, 8 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League BOSTON RED SOX Recalled RHP Scott Atchison from Pawtucket (IL). Optioned RHP Michael Bowden to Pawtucket. KANSAS CITY ROYALS Activated LHP Bruce Chen from the 15-day DL. Optioned LHP Everett Teaford to Omaha (PCL). National League CINCINNATI REDS Activated LHP Aroldis Chapman from the 15-day DL. Optioned LHP Jeremy Horst to Louisville (IL). PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES Placed RHP Roy Oswalt on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Scott Mathieson from Lehigh Valley (IL). Activated C Brian Schneider from the 15-day DL. Released LHP J.C. Romero unconditionally. Assigned C Dane Sardinha outright to Lehigh Valley. WASHINGTON NATIONALS Named John McLaren interim manager.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association INDIANA PACERS Exercised 201213 contract options on G Darren Collison, F Tyler Hansbrough and F Paul George. MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES Traded the rights to F Nikola Mirotic to Chicago for the rights to G Norris Cole and G Malcolm Lee and cash. TORONTO RAPTORS Exercised fourth-year contract options on G-F DeMar DeRozan and F James Johnson and the third-year option on F Ed Davis.HOCKEYNational Hockey League COLORADO AVALANCHE Traded D John-Michael Liles to Toronto for a 2012 second-round draft pick. TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING Re-signed D Eric Brewer to a four-year contract and C Blair Jones to a one-year contract. SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD M AJOR L EAGUE S OCCER SUNDAY 2 2 p.m. N.Y. Red Bulls at Chicago Fire . . . . . . . . ESPNA UTO R ACING SUNDAY Noon Grand Prix of Europe. . . . . . . . FOX 3 3 p.m. NASCAR Toyota/Save Mart 350 . . . . . . TNT 8 8 p.m. NHRA Summit Racing Nationals . . . . ESPN2M AJOR L EAGUE B ASEBALL SUNDAY 2 2 p.m. Tampa Bay at Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SUN 2 2 p.m. Washington at Chicago Cubs . . . . . . . . . . WGN 2 2 p.m. Colorado at N.Y. Yankees . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBS 8 8 p.m. Cleveland at San Francisco . . . . . . . . . . ESPNMONDAY 7 7 p.m. Cincinnati at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . SUN/ESPN2TUESDAY 2 2 p.m. San Francisco at Chicago Cubs . . . . . . . . WGN 7 7 p.m. Cincinnati at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . SUNT ENNIS SUNDAY 2 2 p.m. 2011 Wimbledon, Fourth Round . . . . . . . NBCMONDAY 1 0 0 a.m. 2011 Wimbledon, Round of 16 . . . . . . . . NBC 1 1 p.m. 2011 Wimbledon, Round of 16 . . . . . . ESPN2TUESDAY 1 0 0 a.m. 2011 Wimbledon, Womens Quarters. . . . NBC 1 1 p.m. 2011 Wimbledon, Womens Quarters. . ESPN2Times, games, channels all subject to change C OLLEGE B ASEBALL MONDAY 8 8 p.m. College World Series Championship . . . . ESPNTUESDAY 8 8 p.m. College World Series Championship . . . . ESPNG OLF SUNDAY 2 2 p.m. PGA National Championship . . . . . . . . GOLF 3 3 p.m. PGA Travelers Championship . . . . . . . . CBS 4 4 p.m. LPGA Wegmans Championship . . . . . . GOLF 7:3 0 0 p.m. PGA Dicks Sporting Goods Open . . . . GOLFMONDAY 3:3 0 0 p.m. PGA National Championship . . . . . . . . GOLFTUESDAY 3:3 0 0 p.m. PGA National Championship . . . . . . . . GOLFW OMEN S W ORLD C UP S OCCER SUNDAY 11:3 0 0 a.m Germany vs. Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ESPNMONDAY 11:4 5 5 a.m Mexico vs. England . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ESPNTUESDAY 11:4 5 5 a.m U.S.A. vs. South Korea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ESPN LIVESPORTSONTV Major League Baseball Transactions College World Series Major League Soccer Page 2BNews-Sun Sunday, June 26, 2011www.newssun.co m
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 26, 2011Page 3B Golf Page; 11.25"; 4"; Black plus one; spot green, gplf pg dummy; 00009737 Golf Page; 11.25"; 4"; Black plus one; spot green, gplf pg dummy; 00009737 practice and do the same thing we did today executing some bunting, maybe some hit-and-runs. Oakland Athletics firstround draft pick Sonny Gray (12-4) took the loss for Vanderbilt, which was playing in the College World Series for the first time. We put together a great season. Nothing to be ashamed of, Gray said. We battled throughout the year and, unfortunately, we came up short two games here to Florida. Theyre a good team, but I dont think theyre any better than us. I just think theyre able to get the best out of us. Gray, who struggled despite winning his first CWS outing against North Carolina, was up and down during his 132-pitch outing Friday. He struck out eight but walked five, and had trouble picking up Fontanas bunt in the deciding eighth inning. We drove the pitch count up on Sonny, OSullivan said. That was our goal because we knew we werent going to just sit there and bang away on him. Corey Williams came in to face Tucker, who was hitting .364 in the national tournament. He drilled a 1-0 pitch over left fielder Tony Kemp for his NCAAtournament-leading 19th RBI. I was looking for a fastball up I could elevate, Tucker said. I knew the wind was blowing in, so I knew it would be tough to get it over his head. All I was worried about is getting the run in from third. Panteliodis, the New York Metsninth-round draft pick, retired the last eight batters he faced before he turned the game over to the normally reliable Florida bullpen. Tommy Toledo faced fi ve batters, getting pulled after Connor Harrells two-out single made it 4-2. Nick Maronde walked the bases full, then walked Kemp to make it a one-run game. Greg Larson came on and got Anthony Gomez to fly out to right to end the inning. Vanderbilt was back at it in the eighth. Steven Rodriguez, who held Vandy hitless in 4 1-3 innings of relief earlier in the week, left after giving up back-to-back singles. Maddox, the closer, came on to face Jason Esposito, who broke an 0-for-15 slump with an infield single to load the bases. Maddox then hit Conrad Gregor to force in the tying run. We had nine outs to go, three-run lead. We like our pen, and it didnt quite go the way we want it to today, OSullivan said. But the bottomline is those guys needed to throw. Theyre all going to contribute. Theyre all going to need to contribute if were going to win this thing. Continued from 1B Gators face South Carolina in World Series final ball while he has that acceleration. ... His speed, his acceleration, his ability, I think, to be a game-changer and a pace-changer is what we wanted. Cole played his college basketball at Cleveland State, and scored 22 points to lead the Vikings past then-12th-ranked Wake Forest 84-69 in the first round of the 2009 NCAA tournament, on the same court the Heat call home. It was during that postseason run when Cole began becoming a star for Cleveland State, and he capped his college career by averaging 21.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 5.3 assists as a senior for a team that finished with a 27-9 record. Playing there my sophomore year and winning in the NCAAtournament, it comes around full circle, Cole said. It makes that game that much more special. Cole was the Horizon Leagues player of the year and defensive player of the year, and that more than piqued Miamis interest. Riley said the team essentially traded up three spots because it did not want to get left at the altar, adding that the consensus in the Heat draft room was that Cole was the right fit for the Eastern Conference champions. Were intrigued by a lot of his skills, Riley said. Whether or not it works, only time will tell. Miami entered the draft without a first-round selection, and resisted the urge to spend $3 million to move into the first round by buying a pick. Making a trade was much simpler for the Heat, and Cole addressed one of the teams major needs. The Heat do not have a point guard guaranteed for next season, though Mario Chalmers is a restricted free agent, is expected to be Miamis starter next year and wants to be back. Riley said Cole worked out about 10 days before the draft and left a major impression. This was his audition, this was his job interview, this was his opportunity to get into the NBAand there wasnt anybody that I think weve had in a number of years that took it more seriously and competitively than this guy, Riley said. He just dominated the practice with his effort, his hustle, his conditioning, his quickness. Anative of Dayton, Ohio, Cole said he cant help but feel slightly overwhelmed by the chance to play with LeBron James whose arrival in Miami from Cleveland generated slightly more fanfare than Coles will and Dwyane Wade next season. Cole finished last season with 780 points, 210 rebounds, 191 assists and 80 steals. No other Division I player in the last 15 seasons had totals like that in all four categories. He increased his steal numbers in each of his final three college seasons, and his rebound total as a senior nearly matched what he grabbed in his first three years at Cleveland State combined. One common comment that the various NBAteams have had when I have spoken with them is how hard Norris works defensively, Cleveland State coach Gary Waters said. That is the difference between him and many of the other players in the draft. Cole finished his career as Cleveland States record holder in games and consecutive games played (140 each) and minutes (4,114). He ranks second on the schools all-time list with 90 wins and is third in scoring with 1,978 points. Hes looking forward now, not back. When the Heat were in the NBAfinals, he said he was thinking about having the chance to play with Miami, and a couple weeks later that chance has arrived. I cant be out there stargazing, Cole said. At this level, were all pros, and as a competitor you cant get out there if youre going to have doubts and if youre going to be star-struck. This league is not for those type of players. So Im going to get out there and work hard with the Big 3,earn their respect in practice, so that they can trust me so that we can make plays and contend for a championship. Follow Tim Reynolds on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ByTim Reynolds Continued from 1B MCTphoto Seen here corraling a loose ball in last springs NCAA Tournament, Cleveland States Norris Cole is now part of the Miami Heat. Cole not star-struck by Big 3 I was looking for a fastball up I could elevate.PRESTONTUCKER Florida Gator Foxworth of the Baltimore Ravens. Someone asked me whether I was optimistic, Smith said. I think we're both optimistic when we have the right people in the room. We know were talking about the right issues and that were working hard to get it done. Previous meetings took place in suburban Chicago, New York and the Maryland shore. Once the owners and players can agree on how to divide revenues $9.3 billion last year other issues such as a rookie wage scale, benefits for retired players, and player health and safety could fall in line quickly. Still, its almost July, and training camps are scheduled to open late next month. The first preseason game is Aug. 7 at Canton, Ohio. This week, two teams the Ravens and Jets said they would train at their regular-season facilities and not out of town. Baltimore canceled its camp at Winchester, Md., and New York did the same for Cortland, N.Y. With all the variables presented by this unique offseason, we felt it was best fo r the Jets that we hold ou r training camp here at ou r practice facility, general manager Mike Tannenbaum said Friday. Also this week, league owners were briefed on a plan that would give the players just under 50 percen t of total income. An off-the-top expense credit of about $1 billion tha t went to the owners would be eliminated. Continued from 1B NFL talks seem to be picking up The News-Suns Web Edition(www.newssun.com) www.newssun.comlog on bookmark and log on againThe News-Sun and its Web Edition together offer a powerful combination of the latest news,features,sports and information.Plus, it features the areas most complete listings of online classifieds. The site will accept letters to the editor and subscriptions can be started or renewed using an interactive form.A site with a lot more byteSee what all the chatter is about! Associated Press WIMBLEDON, England Mardy Fish of the United States reached the fourth round at Wimbledon for the first time when his opponent quit in the fourth set. The 10th-seeded Fish was leading 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 1-1 on Saturday when Robin Haase retired. Fish is the last U.S. man left in the tournament. He saved all three break points he faced and won 41 of 53 points he played at the net. Fish accumulated 20 break points on Haases serve, converting three. Fish will play 2010 runnerup Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic for a quarterfinal berth. Berdych eliminated Alex Bogomolov Jr. of the United States 6-2, 6-4, 6-3. Fish gets to Wimbledon's 4th round
C M Y K Associated PressSEATTLE Jack McKeons second stint as manager of the Florida Marlins, which began June 20, already has set a franchise record. Not in a good way. With the clubs 5-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners on Friday night, the Marlins have lost 21 games in June, the most for any month in franchise history. And there are still five games left in the sixth month of the year. There is even more frustration since the Marlins cant even play home games at home. This three-game series was relocated to Seattle due to a conflict at Sun Life Stadium because of a U2 concert. McKeon had little to do with the monthly record for losses but its also an indication how difficult its going to be for the 80-year-old interim skipper to turn around the moribund team. There is a big difference between April and May, McKeon said. The pitchers start to get sharp around June and it quiets quite a few hitters. It doesnt help that the Marlins faced last yearsAL Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez, who allowed two hits over eight innings, striking out 10 and walking two. You know you have to be sharp with that guy on the mound over there, Marlins starter Ricky Nolasco (4-4) said. Its the way its going for, not just me, but the team. Some of those hits (for Seattle), its just the way its going. They found holes. Its frustrating but theres not much you can do. It was the first time since the inception of the designated hitter in 1973 that National League rules were used in an American League ballpark. Each starting pitcher batted for the first time in Safeco Field history. The Mariners, wearing their road grays, started the game at the plate. Hernandez (8-6) got a single in the third, the first hit by a pitcher in the 12-year history of Safeco Field. The only previous time a pitcher batted at Safeco was July 31, 2000. Boston, giving up the DH position, used pitcher Hipolito Pichardo as a batter in the ninth inning. He struck out. The Mariners, down 1-0 in the seventh, began chipping away at Nolasco. He started it with a fourpitch walk to Brendan Ryan. Adam Kennedy followed with a single that just escaped the infield into shallow center field. Ryan alertly raced around second and reached third without a throw. Justin Smoak then hit a two-hopper to first baseman Gaby Sanchez who threw home to catch Ryan in a rundown. Ryan dodged the tag long enough to allow the runners to move to second and third. Dustin Ackley was intentionally walked. Miguel Olivo followed with a shot to third baseman Greg Dobbs who knocked it down and got up to tag third but Kennedy scored to tie it at 1-all. That ended the Mariners 20-inning scoreless streak. They were coming off a three-game sweep by the Washington Nationals in which they scored one run in the previous two games. Mariners manager Eric Wedge said that rundown was the difference in the game. Granted, we had to come through after that. And we did. Carlos Peguero loaded the bases again by beating out a single to deep short. Shortstop Hanley Ramirezs effort to keep the ball in the infield saved a run. It didnt matter when Franklin Gutierrez, hitting just .196, followed with a two-run single to center. Olivo added a two-run home run, his 13th, in the ninth. You cant very well win too many game with two hits, McKeon said. Like we had more hit batsman than we had hits. Hernandez tied the club record for three hit batsman. My changeup was up in the zone, Hernandez said. After that (second) I try to make adjustments and I was good after the third inning. Catcher Olivo said, I never see his changeup move that much. Swing, swing. Amazing. Even me, I couldnt catch the ball. Adropped third strike on a changeup was how the Marlins scored their run in the fourth. Ramirez singled to open the inning, the first hit Hernandez allowed. He advanced to second on Dobbsgroundout and stole third as Mike Stanton struck out. He struck out four times. Hernandez then struck out John Buck on a change in the dirt. Olivo couldnt contain it and the ball rolled several feet away, ruled a wild pitch. Buck sprinted to first as Ramirez raced home. Olivos throw to first was late and Ramirez scored. Olivo said once he brought his pitches under control, he was just a different guy. Everything worked, change, slider, curve sinker. Unbelievable. Sanchez, who got one of the two hits, said Hernandez is probably the best pitcher Ive ever faced, stuff and command-wise. Everything is hard. When you talk about 94, 95 with the ball moving as much as his ball does, its really good. His changeup is 89, 90, dropping out. Nolasco went seven innings, allowing three runs and four hits. He walked two and struck out four. The Marlins have lost all of his last six starts and nine of his last 10. I told myself I cant give up a run if I want to win, Nolasco said. Obviously, thats not the way it went. I thought I made the pitches I needed to but couldnt catch a break when I needed to. Associated PressST. PAUL, Minn. The Chicago Blackhawks have traded defenseman Brian Campbell to the Florida Panthers for forward Rostislav Olesz. The deal was finalized late Friday, after the first round of the NHLdraft. The 32-year-old Campbell had 19 goals and 38 assists over three seasons with the Blackhawks. He was the third-highest paid player on the team last season at $7.142 million behind Duncan Keith and Marian Hossa. Campbell just completing the third year of an eight-year contract that will pay him more than $56 million. He had five goals and 22 assists in 65 games last season, averaging nearly 23 minutes per game. The 25-year-old Olesz was the seventh overall pick by the Panthers in the 2004 draft. The native of the Czech Republic had six goals and 11 assists in 44 games last season, completing the third of a six-year contract that pays him $18.75 million. The Blackhawks had a busy day. They traded left wing Troy Brouwer to the Washington Capitals for the 26th pick in the first round, giving them two selections. Were fortunate in our organization that weve got a lot of young players who we need to find spots for, general manager Stan Bowman said, adding: Were excited that we added a first-round pick. Its not easy to do that these days the way those are valued around the league. Page 4BNews-SunSunday, June 26, 2011www.newssun.com DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 06/26/11; 00009655 YMCA; 3.639"; 5"; Black; sports, 06/26/11; 00009656 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 06/26/11; 00009655 YMCA; 3.639"; 5"; Black; sports, 06/26/11; 00009656 missioner David Stern said benefited the players more than the teams. The owners maybe gave up too much last time around and are seeking to correct that mistake. With the current soft salary cap, there is a threshold that teams can pay to fill out their roster, but there are plenty of loopholes to evade it, and the richer owners are sometimes willing to go over, pay the luxury taxes, to put a better team on the court. Ahard cap being proposed, with a lower ceiling than the current soft cap, would certainly leave a number of teams scrambling to unload some big contracts in order to stay under. The players, making those millions of dollars, arent seeming likely to agree to what is being proposed anytime soon, especially considering that at Fridays meeting in New York, the union refused to budge on their initial counter-proposal. ESPN NBAanalyst Rick Bucher said Friday morning that he views a best case scenario as a 50-game schedule for next season. Best case, mind you. It was then that I heard this tidbit of information passed along, that made me realize just how best case that scenario might be. Currently, six NBAowners are also owners of NHL teams. Six out of 30, thats 20percent. Not nearly a majority, but a definite strong core. And what did the NHL owners recently do to make sure their collective bargaining with the players union went their way? The sacrificed an entire season. Add into the mix, Chicag o Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf, who also owns the White Sox and was one of the more dominant figures heading the owners cause during the 1994 Major League Baseball strike that saw the loss of the World Series. Throw in the Sacramento Kings owners, the Maloof brothers, who are in a finan cial fix, and any number of other owners who are suggesting they are losing money and, well, you have the makings of a very stron g front on the ownersside. The current collective bargaining agreement expires Thursday at midnight, at which time the owners have long since decided, a lockout of the players will com mence. Lets just hope the recent promise shown in the NFL talks comes to fruition. Otherwise the fall sports landscape looks to be rather barren. Dan Hoehne is the Sports Editor for the News-Sun. He can be reached at email@example.com. Continued from 1B NBA talks not going to budge anytime soon Blackhawks trade Campbell to Panthers for Olesz Marlins lose home game on road MCTphoto Seattles Cy Young-winning pitcher, Felix Hernandez, was just too much for the Marlins Friday. Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 26, 2011Page 5B JOHN PALMER ELECTRIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 06/24, 06/26, 06/29; 00009649 CREATIVE FLOORS; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 06/24, 06/26, 06/29; 00009650 SEBRING DISCOUNT BEVERAGE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 06/24, 06/26; 00009652 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 to firstname.lastname@example.org;or mail them to News-SunCommunity Calendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870.SUNDAY American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 1-9 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 46 p.m. Members and guests only. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Inerstate chapter of A.B.A.T.E. meets the last Sunday of every month at The Blue Crab, 825 Ridgewood Dr., Sebring at 11 a.m. 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. Lodge phone number 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 3827731. No dues, fees or weighins. For details on the organization, go to www.oa.org. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 offers NASCAR racing in the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open and kitchen open from 2-5 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 serves hamburgers from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 Karaoke is from 58 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 2020647. 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. For details, call 385-0234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. BALANCE Dual Diagnosed (Addiction and Mental Health) Support Group meets the second and fourth Monday of the month from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Florida Hospital Sebring, Conference Room 1. Qi-Gong to follow at 7 p.m. Call 386-5687. Boy Scout Troop 482 meets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave., Lake Placid. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. Diabetes Support Group meets the second and fourth Monday from 1-2:30 p.m. in Florida Hospital Conference Room 3 in Sebring. Call 4020177 for guest speaker list. Dual Diagnosed (Addiction and Mental Health) Support Group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. the fourth Monday at 4023 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. Call 386-5687. Florida Association Home and Community Education meets from 9-11 a.m. weekly on Mondays at The AgriCenter. The group of sewers and crafters make items for residents of adult congregate living facilities. Call Penny Bucher at 385-0949. Garden Club of Sebring meets noon, fourth Monday, Sebring Civic Center. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clogging class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at Reflections on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club meets the second and fourth Monday at the Sebring Country Estates Civic Association clubhouse, 3240 Grand Prix Drive (down the street from Wal-Mart). Dancing will be held every month until April 2008. Classes are being started now in the Sebring and Lake Placid area. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or visit the Web site at www.samdun.net.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. For information, call 314-8877. 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 Democratic Executive Committee meets 7 p.m. fourth Monday in the Democratic Party Headquarters, 4216 Sebring Parkway, Sebring. For details, call 699-6052. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County AgriCivic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. For details, call 402-6540. Highlands Sertoma Club meets noon, Takis Family Restaurant, Sebring. Highlands County Senior Squadron, Civil Air Patrol the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary meets the second and fourth Monday nights at the Sebring Airport Terminal Building. All are welcome. For further information, call 471-1433 between 4 and 7 p.m. 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 lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. 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 the Colored People, Highlands County Branch meets 7:30 p.m., 401 Tulane, Avon Park. Orchid Society of Highlands County meets 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday at the Highlands County AgriCivic Center, 4509 George Blvd., Sebring. Call Ed Fabik at 465-2830 for details. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 12-4:30 p.m. second and fourth Monday in Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. No meetings from end of May to October. For details, call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. at Beef O Bradys, Sebring. Sebring AARP meets 1:30 p.m., The Palms, Pine Street, 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 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 127 p.m. 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 Moose Lodge 2259 plays Texas Hold em at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Monday at 1 1675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing. For details, call 655-3920. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL632, Sebring meets at 2 p.m. for weigh-in at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. For details, call 6591019. Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Post 4300 meets 2 p.m. fourth Monday, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Volunteers of America of Florida is a nonprofit organization in Sebring that specializes in assisting person's with mental illness. We are pleased to announce our Drop in Center is open to individuals with a mental illness 6 days a week from 11am to 3 pm. The center offers a welcoming environment where individuals are accepted and feel comfortable. For more information please contact Wendy at 863-382-2022.TUESDAY Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discussion and Twelve Step study at noon, Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., Avon Park. Parking available south of old church. 8 & 40 Salon 687 Call Betty Darmer, 465-2272, for details. Alzheimers/Dementia Seminar held at 11 a.m. every fourth Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid. Also sponsored by Nurse on Call. Covers common signs of dementia, coping and care giving tips, disease management, organizations, etc. Call 465-0568. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard and euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Audubon Chapter meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Masonic Lodge, downtown Lake Placid on the corner of Main and Park. Bring a covered dish to share, utensils and plates, at 6:30 p.m. or come at 7:30 p.m. for presentations by guest speaker. The public is invited. 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 4522385. AvonPark Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Nu Sigma Chapter of Avon Park, meets the second and fourth Tuesday each month in the members home. Call president Mary Joinerr at 382-4488 or vice president Linda Webster at 385-1124. Busy Bee Craft Club meets 9-11 a.m., Fairway Pines, Sun N Lakes Boulevard, Sebring. Everyone is welcome. 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 self-esteem or identity due to dysfunctional relationships, depression/anxiety, or any other need for healing. For details, contact Celebrate Recovery coordinator Pam Sim by calling 453-3345, ext. 106. The Computer Club at Buttonwood Bay meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month November through March. We invite anyone interested in expanding their computer knowledge to attend the Buttonwood Bay Bytes Computer Club meeting. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. G2G (Grandparent to Grandparent) a support group to help grandparents raising grandchildren, meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at One Hope United, 7195 S. George Blvd., Sebring. Call 214-9009. Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus meets from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Sebring High School Music Room, Sebring. All men who enjoy singing are invited. Reading music is not required. Call 471-2294 or 386-5098. Highlands County Quilt Guild meets first and third Tuesday, St. Agnes Episcopal Church, Sebring. Call Lynn Ullinn for meeting times at 314-0557 or e-mail email@example.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. 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. Knights of Columbus Council 5441 meets 8 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at Knights of Columbus Hall, 900 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. Call 385-0987. Lake Placid Art League has classes in Parchment Embossing from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant. For information, call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Happy hour is from 2-5 p.m. Card games at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Grief Support (Hope Hospice) meets at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, with Charlie Stroup. Refreshments served. Door prize given. Call 465-0568. Lake Placid Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Jaxsons. Board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Call Joe Collins, 655-5545. Lake Placid Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. for dinner)the second Tuesday each month at Herons Garden, 501 US 27 North, Lake Placid. Call Jeanne at 699-0743. Lake Placid Women of the Moose has a business meeting at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday at the lodge. Lorida Community Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lorida Community Cente r 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 prob lem 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, 11 1 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday at Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 W.Avon Blvd. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidgeIntergroup .c om. For details, call 3827731. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placi d Lakes Blvd. For details, call 465-4888. Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) offers a full range of volunteer opportunities for people age 55 and over. RSVPmeets on the fourth Tuesday each month, 10 a.m., at the Highlands Little Theatre. Please join us for coffee and to learn more about current volunteer opportunities in Highlands County. Any interested and enrolled volunteer s are invited to attend. For more information call Kris Schmidt, coordinator, RSVP, at 7847189. Rotary Club of Sebring (Noon) meets at noon at the Sebring Civic Center, near th e library in downtown Sebring. For information, call 385-382 9 or 471-9900. Sebring Bridge Club will have Duplicate Bridge game s every Tuesday evening. If interested in playing Duplicate Bridge, call 385-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays darts, beginning with sign in at 6 p.m. Games star t at 6:30 p.m. No experience necessary. Cost is $2. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves soft shell tacos 5-7 p.m. at 1 1675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing. Euchre is played at 6:30 p.m. Call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966. SertomaClub meets at 7 a.m. at Dees Restaurant, Sebring. For details, call Sco tt Albritton at 402-1819. 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. Veterans of Foreign War s Post 3880, plays darts 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 has sandwiches at 5 p.m. and Franke from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. COMMUNITYCALENDAR
C M Y K Page 6BNews-SunSunday, June 26, 2011www.newssun.com CHICANES; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, make good; 00009733 Have you ever spent a Saturday morning going to yard sales? The signs are all around you, but you want to be sure you dont waste money buying junk or driving around aimlessly. Here are some tips for making the most of your yard sale shopping spree. First things first: Stick to your budget and dont let your emotions get in the way of a good decision. Dont forget the cashYard sales are not like a quick trip to the convenience store. You will need more than just your keys, cell phone, and credit cards. You will need coins and small bills and your best negotiating skills in order to take home the best from a yard sale. Remember, dont force a yard sale seller to break a $50 bill, it could be the end of your negotiations. Dont sell everythingSome things arent supposed to be sold on the front lawn. Dont sell original art, jewelry, or precious metals at yard sales. These objects need a strong market to reap their true value and yard sales are not the place where you will get big bucks for your heirlooms. Dont get up early I have made it a lifelong rule that there is no good reason, other than a house fire in your house, to get up before 8 a.m. Plain and simple, dont get up at the crack of dawn to try to beat everyone to a yard sale. You wont miss a thing. In fact, you can get the best prices around lunchtime as most yard sale hosts are ready to call it quits. By noon, sellers are tired and they dont care what you pay for that Wedgewood cachet pot as long as you take it with you. It is a great time to negotiate or get stuff for free. Dont buy damageCondition is a key to value. If you pick up a completely tattered linen from a yard sale thinking that it is some great 19th Century quilt made by a group of elderly Amish ladies, you are probably paying hard-earned money for the same textile that youd let your husband use to wax the car. Just because its someone elses tattered piece, doesnt make it a wonderful antique. Dont fantasize about a yard sale find. If a yard sale item is in poor condition, leave it on the lawn. Dont buy parts I always say that buying parts is for auto mechanics not yard sale shoppers. Dont buy incomplete sets or games with missing pieces at yard sales. Buy objects with all of their original parts and their original boxes whenever possible. Instruction booklets, packaging and original boxes increases the value of a board game by as much as 15 percent.Dont let it go until you know what its worthAs an antiques appraiser with a doctorate in art history, I know that most hosts dont bother to find out what their objects are worth before they schlep them from the attic out to the front lawn and decorate them with price tags. Do your homework and you can go home with some great stuff from your neighborsyard sale. Celebrity Ph.D. antiques appraiser, author, syndicated columnist, and award-winning TV personality, Dr. Lori presents antique appraisal events nationwide. As seen on NBCs The Tonight Show and Comedy Centrals The Daily Show, watch Dr. Lori on Lifetime Television weekdays at 7 AM. Visit www.DrLoriV.com. Follow Dr. Lori on Facebook and on Twitter.com or call (888) 431-1010. Yard saledonts Courtesy photo Having a plan can help you get the most out of a yard sale. ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Art & Antiques Dr. Lori By CHRISTYLEMIRE APMovie CriticLOS ANGELES Ever since the release of Pixars first feature, Toy Story, the studio has been synonymous with the highest quality in animated fare, movies that speak to all ages with a mixture of warmth, wit and wondrous visuals. T his weeks Cars 2 is the rare exception, and by far their weakest film yet, but lets take a look at the five best movies Pixar has to offer:WALL-E (2008)Daring and delicate at once, this is Pixars most inventive film. Its essentially a silent picture in which the two main characters, a mismatched pair of robots, communicate through bleeps and blips and maybe three words between them. And yet director Andrew Stanton finds infinite ways for them to express themselves amusingly, achingly, and with emotional precision. The Incredibles (2004)Until WALL-E came along, this was my favorite Pixar movie; now, its a close second. The story of a family of superheroes trying to carve out some contentment in the real world resonates on multiple levels, regardless of the age of the viewer. Crimefighting parents Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl miss saving the day now that theyre stuck in suburbia, and the kids are just trying to figure out who they are. Up (2009)Its a classic B-movie exotic adventure, but its told through the most gorgeous 3-D animation. Its a mismatched buddy comedy, the kind weve seen countless times before. But the most memorable part of all is the lovely, poignant montage that depicts the decades-long romance between this elderly gentleman and his wife. Dont even bother holding back the tears.Toy Story (1995) Its the one that kicked off Pixars staggering run, the first feature-length film animated entirely by computer. And while technology has evolved significantly since then, it remains one of the best, simply because the premise is so ingenious: What if toys have personalities and rich interior lives that only reveal themselves when humans arent around? Monsters, Inc. (2001)An underappreciated entry in the Pixar canon, but its also based on a pretty inspired idea. Monsters are just regular folk; they drive cars, they go on dinner dates. But their job is scaring kids to capture their screams, which provide energy for Monstropolis, a vividly detailed city that looks more than a little like New York. The twist is, the monsters are deathly afraid of the children they scare. Billy Crystal and John Goodman bounce off each other beautifully as Mike and Sully. 5 best movies from Pixar Animation
C M Y K The citizens of Highlands County are fortunate to live in an area that boasts 113 diverse and beautiful lakes. The simple beauty, recreational opportunities and natural diversity that these water bodies offer cannot be denied. As with any natural area in todays world, these lakes need to be managed and protected by mankind. It is truly unfortunate that many of our lakes are plagued with invasive, exotic plants, which can diminish the quality of the water and certainly the recreational opportunities they offer. But, fret not. The Invasive Weed Control Crew of Highlands County is on the job! Invasive, exotic pests have long been a problem in our Sunshine State and we continue to battle them every day. These plants and animals degrade and diminish Floridas conservation lands and waterways. Many of these exotic plants pose a serious problem for citizens and visitors by affecting recreational use and even impeding flood control. In addition, when aquatic plants such as water hyacinth take over the entire lake, oxygen is depleted and fish may suffer. These unwelcome plants also take necessary space, oxygen, nutrients and sunlight away from native species. It is critical that these fast-growing exotic aliens be taken in hand. Thats where the crew from the Aquatic Weed Control comes in. Adivision of the Parks & Natural Resources Department, these brave souls travel to the infested areas and annihilate these out of control plants. They use various herbicides to do the job and often have to re-treat areas to manage the pesky plants. Without this service, these areas would be taken over in no time by these exotic invaders. One of the many species of plants they treat is water hyacinth. This free-floating plant is native to South America. It was introduced to Florida in the 1880s. Currently, it infests a majority of water bodies in Florida. Water hyacinth grows very fast with populations doubling in just a couple of weeks. If left unmanaged, in no time at all, the lake will be completely covered with the plant and navigation becomes impossible. Also on the list is hydrilla. This menace is a rooted, submerged plant which is native to Southeast Asia. It was introduced to Florida in the 1950s as an aquarium plant. Since that time, it has infested more than 175 lakes in Florida and continues to be such a huge problem that eradication is no longer the goal, but simply managing it has become priority. The reason this plant is such a problem is its growth rate. It has the ability to fill lakes and rivers from the bottom to the top with a tangled mass of stems. Hydrilla is not picky and will grow in shallow, deep, shady, or sunny water. If not controlled, lakes would become a huge mass of this plant and navigation would be out of the question. The list of noxious and problematic species goes on and on. These plants do not have any natural enemies here and they thrive in the warm climate. With no environmental controls such as disease, severe weather and pests, these aliens rapidly reproduce and continue to take over areas that were previously pristine with native vegetation. With the reduction of native plants, comes the reduction of native wildlife. These plants are literally changing the composition of our beautiful, unique state. We are fortunate to have such a dedicated crew who tirelessly take on these green beasts. Carl Smith, Weed Control Supervisor, Chris Mayhew, Danny Copeland, Richard Haley and Wesley Williams fight the good fight every week, in hot or cold weather, and travel to places that most of us would not dare to venture into. If not for their efforts, wh o knows what our beautiful county would become. Corine Burgess is the Natural Resources Specialist for the Highlands County Natural Resources Department assisting the Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 26, 2011Page 7B CENTRAL SECURITY; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus two; red & yellow, 6/5/11; 0 0 0009046 WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used; 00009732 Invasive Weed Control Crew takes on the exotics of Highlands County News From The Watershed Corine Burgess Courtesy photo (From left) Richard Haley, Carl Smith, Chris Mayhew, Wesley Williams and Danny Copeland are the Weed Control Crew for the Highlands County Parks & Natural Resources Department. CROSSWORDSOLUTION
C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunSunday, June 26, 2011www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sunthat is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSunat 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site,www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Scott King youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. childrens choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. childrens mission groups. Call 4536681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and womens prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church, 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor; Aaron Snider, Youth Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning W orship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 5:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 385-0752. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695. CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049. www.stcathe. com. Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F. Masses Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, noon; Daily Masses 8 a.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confession: every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m. or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment. Enroll your students today for Catholic School grades Pre-K3 through 5th grade. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church.Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church 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 BOOKS Associated PressNEWYORK Author J.K. Rowling has joined the 21st century on her own special terms. One of the worlds most famous digital holdouts, Rowling announced Thursday that a new interactive website, www.pottermore.com, will be the exclusive seller of the e-book editions of her iconic Harry Potter series. The news is a landmark for the growing electronic market, especially for the relatively small number of young adult e-book fans, and an unwelcome surprise for the traditional stores which helped sell hundreds of millions of Potter novels. Bricks and mortar stores are taking a lot of bullets and theres a limit to how many bullets we can take, says Roxanne Coady, owner of R.J. Julia Booksellers in Madison, Conn, one of more than 200 independent sellers of e-books through Google. If the sellers of the Rowling e-books are saying they dont need bricks and mortar stores, then thats the result youll get. Jon Howells, spokesman for Britains Waterstones chain, said the Harry Potter book launches, which for years drew thousands of fans in wizard garb to midnight store openings, have become the stuff of legend at Waterstones and other booksellers. Were therefore disappointed that, having been a key factor in the growth of the Harry Potter phenomenon since the first book was published, the book trade is effectively banned from selling the long-awaited e-book editions, he said. Tom Turcan, chief operating officer of Pottermore, said Rowling wanted to make the books available to everybody, not to make them available only to people who own a particular set of devices, or tethered to a particular set of platforms. During a press conference in London on Thursday, Rowling cited the special bond she has had with fans online and said she was phenomenally lucky in that I have the resources to do it myself and therefore I got to do it, I think, right. I think this is a fantastic and unique experience that I can afford in every sense, she said. E-books have jumped from less than 1 percent of total sales four years ago to more than 20 percent. Childrens books are catching up as the Kindle, Nook and other devices become cheaper and touchscreen readers such as the Nook and the iPad enable illustrated stories to be available in digital form. Potter books remain steady sellers four years after the series ended, especially as the final movie approaches, and publishers believe the e-books will be as revolutionary for the digital market as the paper ones were for the traditional market. The Potter books took childrens books in general to another level and weve never gone back, said Susan Katz, president and publisher of HarperCollins Childrens Books. And I think the news today could be the tipping point for 8-to-12-yearold market. Pottermore is far more than a retail outlet. The site lets fans delve into Harry Potters beloved Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. They can shop for wands in Diagon Alley, travel to Hogwarts from the imaginary Platform 9 3/4 at Londons Kings Cross train station and be sorted into Hogwarts school houses by the perceptive Sorting Hat. Along the way are wand fights, games and new information about characters beloved around the world, including Harrys boorish relatives, the Dursleys. The website also features 18,000 words of new Potter material from Rowling, who said it will have information I have been hoarding for years about the bookscharacters and settings. The level of detail gives Potter fans new reasons to obsess over the wizard and his friends. The final movie, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2, opens in July. I go into ridiculous detail about wand woods, Rowling said. Abeta version of the site launches July 31, Harry Potters birthday, and the ebooks become available in October under an unusual arrangement. They will be sold directly from Pottermore, with Rowlings longtime publishers, Bloomsbury Publishing in the United Kingdom and Scholastic Inc. in the United States, sharing revenues. Scholastic and other publishers have long sold books directly to customers, but through their own websites. And they traditionally have made those releases available to retailers, too. Childrens booksellers have extra reasons to worry. Potter books remain a rite of passage among young readers, one that often includes a visit to the local store. That initiation may now happen online. Its one thing if an individual sells book on her own, I can understand that, says Ann Seaton, manager of Hicklebees Childrens Book Store in San Jose, Calif. But it did sort of surprise me that the publisher would cut us out of the loop. That makes it hard for us. We have sold a huge amount of Potter books, she said. And we were one of those stores that had the midnight parties when a new Potter book came out. I dont think well be having a party for the e-books. Harry Potter e-books plan worries bookstore owners MCT Fans will soon be able to follow the adventures of Harry, Ron and Hermione on e-books and a new website.
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 26, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Web site:redeemeravon.com. The church is at 839 Howes Way,Avon Park (two miles north of Sun N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells Dodge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. The Rev. Jim Kurtz, rector. Church office 3857649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL33852. Phone: 4650051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening: Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child care available at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come see what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 8350869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web atwww.sebringgrace.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev. Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or seechristlutheranavonpark.org. Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Gary Kindle, Pastor; Lea Ann Curry, Parish Nurse. Worship services: 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday school for children and adult Bible classes is 9:15 a.m.; and Praise worship service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is served the first and third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday worship service is broadcast on WITS 1340 AM at 8 a.m. each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Family of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3851163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com. ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school will resume in the fall. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at:www.Trinitylutheranlp.com. NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening worship, 6 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3140482, email@example.com.Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site is www.ctmforme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry.www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. The Lords Sentinel Fellowship Church, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the Millennium Church. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer a Saturday service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Tiger Gullett in the Millennium Church. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturers Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail email@example.com. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway firstname.lastname@example.org. 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: email@example.com; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, 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 Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,firstname.lastname@example.org,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: email@example.com,Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R. James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m. for women who love God and crocheting. Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pastor. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Sunday schedule: Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m. (October-May only). We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that want to know Christ and make Him known. Call the church office at 465-2422 or check out our church Web site at www.memorialumc.com. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, FL 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 27 and Hammock Road). Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion with worship first Sunday of month; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. all other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For more information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@earth link.net or check theWeb sitesebringemmanuelucc.com. No matter who you are or where you are on lifes journey, youre welcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Against All Enemies by Tom Clancy and Peter Telep (Putnam Adult) 2. One Summer by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing) 3. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett (Harper) 4. Folly Beach: A Lowcountry Tale by Dorothea Benton Frank (William Morrow) 5. 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C M Y K Page 10BNews-SunSunday, June 26, 2011www.newssun.com HIGHLANDS LITTLE THEATRE PP; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 06/22, 06/24, 06/26; 00009627 Sponsor CM for Children; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; sponsor CM for Children; 00009689 TECHNOLOGY By RACHELMETZ APTechnology WriterSAN FRANCISCO There has been a big push for 3-D at movie theaters and on TVsets, so it was only a matter of time before digitally enhanced fisticuffs started popping out of smartphone screens, too. The 3-D technology is the most boasted-about feature on HTCs new EVO 3D smartphone, which goes on sale Friday. You can watch 3-D movies and play 3-D games without putting on annoying glasses. You can shoot 3-D photos and videos, too. The inclusion of 3-D is gimmicky and might make you feel nauseous, but it is creative at times and the EVO 3D is a fine smartphone overall. The phone costs $200 with a two-year service plan with Sprint Nextel Corp. I wear glasses, so I was excited that I didnt need to put on another pair to try out the EVO 3D. The phone creates the appearance of depth using a technique called autostereoscopy. The screen has a layer that guides light so that the light from one pixel goes to the left eye and from the next to the right. I got right to work watching a 3D version of The Green Hornet, which came with the phone. I was wowed by a fight scene where glass seemed to be flying out of the screen. Afriend I handed the phone to even flinched when the shards blew past. I also checked out some animated 3-D clips on YouTube. The scenes that looked best were, not surprisingly, those with people and objects in the foreground and background and with things moving right toward the camera. Whether I was watching 3-D or 2-D videos, the phones 4.3-inch touch screen was crisp and colors looked vivid. That said, my brain wasnt thrilled about processing the 3-D images, so I couldnt stare at the display for long without feeling queasy. It was also evident that I wouldnt really be able to share the dizzying experience with friends unless I handed them the phone. You need to tilt the EVO 3D in your hands until you find the viewing angle that is optimal for your eyes. That may not be an optimal angle for the person next to or behind you. You can, however, involve buddies by letting them star in a 3-D movie or in photos that you shoot with the EVO 3D. The phone takes pictures or videos by recording overlapping images when its two 5megapixel cameras are side by side. The camera lenses are positioned next to each other only when the phone is on its side, so you can only capture things in 3-D in landscape mode. I couldnt manage to take any great shots, however. The images always seemed fuzzily misaligned, even with the inclusion of a feature for adjusting the alignment of the images. I was more successful with the 3D video camera, though I couldnt test whether objects really fly off the screen because my colleagues wouldnt hold the camera for me so I could throw things at them (even when I promised to lob only wads of paper at the lens). I could see how the 3-D mode might come in handy for recording sporting events, especially if youre crazy enough to jump into the fray and fast enough to stay ahead of the action. If youre not into flowers or people popping out of the screen, you can switch to 2-D mode by pressing a button on the side of the phone. I also liked that the phone had a button dedicated to the camera, which I always find easier to take photos and videos with than a virtual touch-screen button. The phone has a front-facing camera, too, for taking self-portraits or video chatting. Not wanting to lose my lunch all over the phone, I took a break from the 3-D features and checked out the rest of the phone. The mostly black EVO 3D runs on Gingerbread, which is the latest version of Googles Android meant for smartphones. As Ive seen on other Gingerbread-running phones, the software is easy to use and speedy. The phone uses HTCs Sense software as well, the best part of which is a customizable smartypants screen that is visible when the phone is locked. You can set it to show stock quotes, weather, social network updates or other content without unlocking the device. The phone swiftly opened applications and Web pages and streamed content with ease over Sprints next-generation, highspeed 4G network. It was also easy to type on, as it includes the uber-useful Swype keyboard software, which lets you slide your fingers on the virtual keyboard to type. I also liked the inclusion of an FM radio, as it offers a way to listen to tunes without requiring Internet access or the storage of songs on the phone itself. Aside from the stomach-churning aspect of the 3-D feature, I had only a few complaints: I still make plenty of calls on cellphones, so I was disappointed that the EVO 3Ds sound quality wasnt very good, with voices sounding muffled. The phones battery life wasnt fabulous. In a day of heavy usage, which included making phone calls, recording and watching 3-D videos and surfing the Web, I got 5.5 hours before needing a recharge. I missed having a built-in kickstand, a feature available on the EVO 3Ds predecessor, the EVO 4G. Nonetheless, the EVO 3D has strong software and plenty of other useful features. Although 3-D is touted as this smartphones coolest feature, its merely a silly extra thats occasionally useful than a necessity. And beyond that, the phone has a lot more to offer that wont make you feel queasy. Follow Rachel Metz at http://www.twitter.com/RachelMetzAP Source: Hulu mulls putting itself up for saleLOS ANGELES Online video service Hulu is exploring putting itself up for sale after receiving an unsolicited takeover offer, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday. The offer was large enough to make Hulus board review the deal and consider seeking other potential buyers, said the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the discussions are confidential. The person would not disclose the amount of the offer nor the bidder. Hulu has become one of the biggest purveyors of television shows and movies on the Internet through its free site and via an $8per-month subscription plan that gives users a deeper library of shows from ABC, Fox and NBC. The free site is available on computers, but the subscription plan allows for viewing over a wide array of Internet-connected game consoles and mobile devices. In February, CEO Jason Kilar said Hulu will have 1 million paying customers by the end of the year and generate nearly $500 million in revenue, up from $263 million in 2010. He has said the company is profitable. The sale talk comes about five months after cable TVand Internet service provider Comcast Corp. completed its takeover of NBCUniversal, which owns more than 25 percent of Hulu. As a condition of that deal, the federal government forced Comcast to give up decision-making power over that stake to allow for greater competition in the burgeoning online video market. Hulu is also jointly owned by The Walt Disney Co., Rupert Murdochs News Corp., and Providence Equity Partners. Hulu is now preparing to hire bankers to start a formal search process, the person said. The development was earlier reported by The Wall Street Journal, which is also owned by News Corp. AHulu spokeswoman declined to comment. 3-D silly, and at times sickening, but EVO 3D smart overall
C M Y K By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated PressBUFFALO, N.Y. Heres a little quiz for the breakfast table: What is the most popular cereal brand in American grocery stores? Hint: Its been General Millstop name since 1951. Another hint: If youre a parent, youve vacuumed it from the minivan and under the high-chair cushion by the cupful. The answer, of course, is Cheerios. The iconic cereal, known by its distinctive yellow box, is 70 years old this year and still a force on the breakfast cereal market. One out of every eight boxes of cereal to leave the shelf in America carries the Cheerios name. Theyve been around since the beginning of man, right? said Kathy Scott in Cape Coral, Fla. For her, the cereals linked to memories of childhood Saturday morning cartoons. My mother was very oldfashioned, a stay-at-home mom, Scott, 50, said, She made breakfast every morning, but on Saturday morning we were allowed to have cereal. Throw some fruit in there, sit on the floor and watch cartoons. The tradition repeated itself with her own two children. Saturday morning cartoons and Cheerios, she said. To make Cheerios, balls of dough are heated and shot out of a puffing gun at hundreds of miles an hour, according to General Mills. The companys waterfront plant in Buffalo has been firing them off since 1941, often cloaking the city with a distinctive toasty-witha-sweet-finish aroma and inspiring T-shirts announcing My city smells like Cheerios. More than 10 shapes and sizes were considered before the makers settled on little Os. Since then, the companys introduced several new flavors, starting with Honey Nut in 1979 and last year, chocolate. In 2009, sales of Honey Nut Cheerios surpassed the original flavor for the first time and remain in the top spot today. But Kathleen Dohl, 30, sticks to the originals, the ones she refers to as the oldschool, yellow box, plain Jane variety. She buys it in bulk at Sams Club to keep her 6and 3-year-olds happy. Thats one of the first real peoplefoods that they ate, the Chester, Va., mother said. They know when were having a morning where were running late, theyre like, can I get a snack bag of Cheerios?she said, because its something I cant say no to. I can say no to chips. I can say no to candy. I can say no to a dozen other things, but a snack bag of Cheerios? How can you say no to that? So yes, shes cleaned them out of the car seats. At least theyre not sticky, she said, so thats a plus. And theyre not so colorful. Once you grind them in they just look like the rest of the dirt, they dont look neoncolored. Minneapolis-based General Mills began advertising Cheerios (first called Cheerioats) as a first food for toddlers in 1974. Since 1999, the company has focused on promoting the cereal as healthy; its made from whole-grain oats, with 3 grams of fiber and 1 gram of sugar per serving. But in 2009, federal regulators took issue with the cereal boxs claim that it was clinically proven to help lower cholesterol. In a warning letter, the Food and Drug Administration said only FDA-approved drugs can make such a claim. General Mills, in its response, stood by the claims and said the FDAs complaints dealt with how the language appears on the box, not the cereal itself. The case is still open, an FDAspokeswoman said. I went through a phase in high school where I drank Coca-Cola and carried around a box of Cheerios in my back pack, said Dohl, whose course schedule and yearbook duties often kept her at the computer and in her car through meals. Thats literally what I ate for breakfast, lunch and dinner, she said. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 26, 2011Page 11B CHATHAM POINTE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 6/5,19,26; 00009047 SEBRING PEDIATRICS, LLC; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 06/26/11; 00009660 By BRUCE SCHREINER Associated PressLAWRENCEBURG, Ky. At the new Wild Turkey bourbon distillery in central Kentucky, the grainy smell of fermenting corn wafts from giant tubs as workers add a touch of grain or tweak the temperature, just as they had for decades at the now-mothballed plant nearby. The difference? They can make more than twice as much bourbon at the new $50 million facility, with room to grow if sales keeps spiking. In a nod to the automation that took hold years ago, workers in a control room lined with computers can adjust their brew with a few keystrokes. Its among the most ambitious of projects for this industry clustered in central Kentuckys rolling hills, where distilleries have spent at least $150 million in one of the bourbon sectors biggest expansions since Prohibition, said Eric Gregory, president of the Kentucky Distillers Association. The producers are aiming to quench a thirst for bourbon especially premium brands that is steady in the U.S. and rapidly expanding overseas, thanks in part to the comeback of cocktails appealing to younger adults, lower tariffs, robust marketing and a larger middle class in emerging markets. It used to be if you went West and crossed the Mississippi, it was hard to even find a bourbon, said Eddie Russell, Wild Turkeys associate distiller and son of longtime master distiller Jimmy Russell. Wild Turkey is showing off the new distillery at a ceremony Tuesday though the bourbon aging there wont be ready for sipping until 2016. Kentucky produces 95 percent of the worlds bourbon, according to the state distillersassociation. More than 5 million barrels of bourbon and other whiskeys are currently aging in the state, the highest inventory since the early 1980s. The 4.7 million barrels of aging bourbon even outnumbers the states population of 4.3 million. The proliferation of smallbatch premium and superpremium products, which are aged longer and fetch higher retail prices, has helped propel sales and given bourbon a more cosmopolitan image. Mike Ryan, head bartender at Sable Kitchen & Bar in Chicago, said fine bourbons are increasingly in the mix among consumers with a taste for classics like the Manhattan and Old Fashioned, as well as new concoctions popular with younger adults. It actually provides a much more interesting backdrop for flavors than does something neutral like vodka, he said. Acomplex blend of flavors, especially in premium brands, can yield vanilla, citrus and fruit tastes, making bourbon an ideal mixer, he said. Industry observer F. Paul Pacult, editor of the quarterly newsletter Spirit Journal, said bourbon makers are showing an adventurous side with premium offerings that reflect an intramural competition. Theres more innovation happening in Kentucky right now than any other place in the world, Pacult said. Makers Mark, known for its red wax seal, is in the midst of an estimated $50 million expansion that will boost production by about 50 percent and expand bottling capacity at its operations near Loretto in central Kentucky. In the next six years, it plans to build 20 to 25 new warehouses needed for storing barrels of whiskey that will age no fewer than six years. The brand, part of the spirits lineup for Deerfield, Ill.-based Fortune Brands Inc., surpassed 1 million cases bottled for the first time in 2010. Ive witnessed a total transformation of the bourbon industry, said Bill Samuels Jr., chairman emeritus of Makers Mark bourbon. Its gone from a disrespected swill to the selection of connoisseurs and young trendsetters the world over. Jim Beam, also owned by Fortune Brands, is the worlds top-selling bourbon. Beam is pumping $18 million into upgrading its visitor center and making other improvements at its Clermont plant to accommodate growing numbers of tourists flocking to distilleries along the Kentucky Bourbon Trail, which features six distilleries that give tours. It is also spending $26 million to expand its bottling operation in the state capital, Frankfort. Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc., whose brands include Evan Williams bourbon, added two storage warehouses earlier this year, boosting its capacity by about 40,000 barrels at a cost of about $5 million. The company is eyeing improvements to its bottling facilities to keep the momentum going. The Four Roses, Buffalo Trace and Woodford Reserve distilleries also have put money into upgrading visitor centers. One of Kentuckys most popular tourist destinations, the Bourbon Trail has averaged double-digit percentage growth in the past five years, with nearly 2 million people visiting at least one distillery during the period, Gregory said. In the U.S., 15.4 million 9-liter cases of bourbon and Tennessee whiskey sold in 2010, generating $1.9 billio n in revenues for distillers, according to statistics from the Distilled Spirits Counci l of the United States, a national trade association. In 2003, 13.4 million cases sold, yielding $1.3 billion in revenues. The industrys biggest boost, though, has come from exports. Producers of bourbon and Tennessee whiskey reaped $768.2 million in export sales in 2010, up from $303.8 million in 2000, according to the spirits council, citing statistics from the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission. The biggest overseas cus tomers include Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom and Germany, but the industry is looking at two seemingly bottomless markets China and India along with other emerging marke ts in Asia and Africa. Russell, who has 30 years at Wild Turkey, has ambitious plans, with hopes the new distillery will need to be expanded in just a few years. This is a crucial time for all of us to put our product out there and put our best foot forward for the world, he said. Ky. distilleries rapidly expand amid bourbon boom Charles Osgood/Chicago Tribune/MCT Woodford Reserve in Woodford County, Kentucky, a national landmark, is a premium small batch bourbon produced at the smallest and oldest operating distillery in the country. It is the only Kentucky distillery using copper pot stills and matures bourbon in a limestone warehouse. Iconic Cheerios endure in 70th year GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE
C M Y K Page 12BNews-SunSunday, June 26, 2011www.newssun.com Church Page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 00004069 Residence Inn; 7.444"; 4"; Black; residence inn; 00009277 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 06/26/11; 00009654 CHALKTALK Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The Heartland Workforce and South Florida Community Colleges Panther Youth Partners honored its 35 graduating seniors at an end of the year banquet on June 23 at the SFCC Highlands Campus. Each graduate was presented with a plaque of recognition for his or her completion of the program. This years graduates will go on to further their education or begin employment. All of our students have challenges and must work hard to overcome them, said Eddie Cuencas, Panther Youth Partners program specialist. Its very rewarding when we get to see them become successful adults. Panther Youth Partners is a year-round program administered through SFCCs Division of Applied Sciences and Technologies, that helps students ages 1621 take an active role in preparing for life as working adults. Students research potential careers, develop job readiness skills, set life goals, participate in academic tutoring and mentoring activities, prepare a resume, and job shadow business people. The program is grant funded through the Heartland Workforce Investment Board and is administered by SFCC. Panther Youth Partners serves students enrolled in tri-county high schools. Many graduates from the program go on to attend colleges and universities, vocational schools, or begin employment. Panther Youth Partners honor 35 graduates Special to the News-Sun Gary Sabitsch, director of the Accountability and Quality Assurance Office of Early Learning in Tallahassee, has released the final Voluntary Pre Kindergarten (VPK) Provider Readiness Rates for Highlands County. The Florida Department of Education/State Board of Education is required by law to calculate a kindergarten readiness rate every year for each private or public school VPK Provider. The VPK Provider Kindergarten Readiness Rate measures how well a VPK provider, a preschool or daycare, prepares four-year-olds for kindergarten based upon Floridas VPK Education Standards. The VPK Standards describe what four-year-old children should know and be able to do by the end of the VPK experience. Sabitsch reported that Faith Child Development Center at Faith Lutheran Church in Sebring scored the highest in Highlands County with a perfect 200. Trinity Tots at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lake Placid and St. Catherines Catholic Preschool at St. Catherines Catholic Church in Sebring received equal scores of 194. The children entering kindergarten from these preschools and day care facilities exhibited a high level of readiness for learning. Faith Child Development Center follows a strong tradition of faith-based education and reopened their doors in August of 2009 after closing in 2004. We have been so blessed to have a wonderfully supportive congregation and group of parents, Kathy Pontious, director at FCDC, said. The children are such a joy. We try to do our best with the Lords guidance. He is with us daily. St. Catherines Catholic Preschool Director, Sara Delapaz agrees that faith has a lot to do with their success. We are very happy and thankful to God for scoring high on the VPK Kindergarten Readiness Rate. We hope to better our school every day with Gods help. Trinity Tots Preschool serves the community in Lake Placid and is true to their motto, Learning to Love and Loving to Learn. Susan Norris, director, was unavailable for comment. The rates were sent to the State Board of Education for approval at the March 15 board meeting. Any VPK provider whose report indicates that provider is low performing is required to participate in an improvement process. Choosing a preschool is an important decision in a childs life. Parents should ask a lot of questions, and do their homework before placing their child in any center, Pontious said. The VPK program is a subsidized program in the State of Florida and provides free preparation for kindergarten at approved provider sites. Children must be 4 years old prior to Sept. 1 to qualify for the subsidy. Contact the Early Learning Coalition of Floridas Heartland at 3149213 for more information or vist https://vpk.fldoe.org. Faith-based preschools show good results in VPK ratings Courtesy photo Kylie Broussard, Kylie Kasten and Kaleigh Campbell are students at Faith Child Development Center. Courtesy photo Seniors in South Florida Community Colleges Panther Youth Partners program were recognized during a year-end banquet. This year, 35 seniors from Highlands, Desoto and Hardee counties graduated from the program. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK In these tough economic times, using retailerscoupons can help you save a few dollars on your weekly purchases. South Florida Community Colleges Corporate and Community Education Department will teach you the ins and outs of finding and using coupons in the three-part series, Coupons: Theres Nothing Extreme About Them. The class meets 5:30-7:30 p.m., Tuesdays, June 28, July 5, and July 12, in Building T, Room 20, of the SFCC Highlands Campus. The first session gives an introduction to couponing and reveals some of the many sources of coupons. Session two covers using coupons at grocery, discount, and drug stores. The third session explains couponing ethics as well as other ways to save money, such as rebating. The cost to attend all three session is $29.99 per person. The course registration number is 30964. For information about this or any other SFCC community education class, call 863784-7388 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Register for the class at any SFCC campus or center or by calling 4536661, 465-3003, 494-7500, or 773-2252, ext. 7405. Couponing class at SFCC teaches ways to save cash Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Savvy business people are turning to social networking sites to connect with their customers. You can learn how to market your business through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media in Social Networking: Social Media in Action, a new course being offered by South Florida Community Colleges Corporate and Community Education (CCE) Department. Social Networking will explain how to improve the virtual presence of your company, organization, or club by building powerful social networking campaigns. You will learn definitions and concepts associated with social networking, develop a simple plan to support your marketing objectives, and evaluate where to spend your money. You will also discover how to create a dynamic Facebook presence at little or no cost, track the return on investment of your social media promotions, and integrate multiple social media platforms into a focused campaign. Social Networking meets from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug. 2-Sept. 8 in the SFCC Public Service Academy computer lab at the SFCC Highlands Campus. Tuition is $259.99 per person. The course registration number is 30943. For information, call Lorrie Key, CCE director, at 7847033 or e-mail email@example.com. Register for the class at any SFCC campus or center or by calling 453-6661, 4653003, 494-7500, or 773-2252, ext. 7405. Class teaches fundamentals for marketing through social networking
C M Y K The day had been lots of fun. My grandson and I had crawled around on the floor playing cars and trucks; building pretend structures from car washes to playgrounds. By the time evening prayer time came, we were once again on our knees beside his bed. Thankfully, Im still agile enough to play with him this way; but, he certainly has more endurance for such play than I do. As the years go by, kneeling for longer periods of time may be more difficult whether were praying or playing. And, after a while, kneeling may just not be possible or wise. Yet, kneeling has always been the posture that demonstrates humility and awe of God as we come into his presence. From that posture, it seems our prayers are launched into heaven better. It has been said that if we kneel to God, we can stand up to anything. Theres a lot of truth to that statement. Consider kneeling in humility before our never changing, always faithful, everlasting heavenly Father to seek his wisdom and counsel. He always hears us and promises to answer. Hebrews 13:5, NKJV, reminds us that Jesus said, I will never leave you nor forsake you. And Romans 8:31-39 reminds us that nothing can come between us and his love for us that we are more than conquerors. Therefore, as we kneel before him, we truly will have greater standing power when we face the various trials that come our way. But, what do we do if our knees are simply unable to take that posture? Its the invisible posture of the heart that counts. We can kneel till we get camels knees; but, if our hearts are not in our prayers, if we dont really want to hear from God; if we dont long for an intimate relationship with him, then weve missed the point. True kneeling engages the mind and the heart and can be done no matter where we are. Acry for help on the battlefield by a soldier; a quiet prayer in a mothers heart as she keeps panic at bay for her childs sake; continual petitions for the sake of a loved one; worship in simply recognizing to whom we are praying. And whether we are really on our knees or sitting in a chair, the hearts attitude is what God is looking for. So, kneel before him in spirit and truth. Then, stand up to anything. Selah. Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, June 26, 2011Page 13B COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; 6/5/11; 00008905 DR. 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You may be reticent to give up the spotlight, but even the sun has to retire for the night. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus, theres a financial opportunity on the horizon and you just have to find out how to get in on the action. Scorpio may be able to lend some information this week. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini, youll have to make the most of a situation because theres nothing you can do this week to change the outcome. It may be a tough couple of days. Cancer(June 22-July 22) Cancer, take time to foster personal relationships, especially with a person you love dearly. There hasnt been much time for romance, but now you can change the situation for the better. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) There is a monster task in front of you, Leo, and all you need is to muster the strength to begin it. Some words of encouragement from friends might do the trick. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Acompletely fresh perspective can shed light onto something that has been giving you headaches, Virgo. Take the opportunity to reestablish goals, and youll be on track. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 2 3) Libra, you dont have to prove yourself to anyone, so why are you always seeking someone elses approval? Try thinking fo r yourself this week, and you may be surprised at the results. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Quiet contemplation can yield a few answers to the things you want to know, Scorpio. You often take for granted the silen t moments that are offered. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) Sagittarius, no t every hour of the day needs to be packed with activity. Others wont look to you as if youre slacking off if you take some time to relax. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Obligations at home can take some time away from your "me" time, Capricorn. But that is the price you pay for being such an integral part o f your family dynamic. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius, it takes you a little while to warm up to others, but once you do, youll find that you can be the best of friends and highly devoted. This week you prove this virtue. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces, letting others do a lot for you may seem like a good idea at first, bu t it might just lead to problems down the road. Dont be afraid to share the spotlight, Aries Horoscope Kneel for stronger standing power Pause And Consider Jan Merop DearAbby: Im writing you about a disgusting, rude and, in my opinion, obscene habit the bride and groom shoving wedding cake in each others faces. The couple are all dressed up in their beautiful finery. They have a wonderful ceremony and a perfect reception table. How rude and insensitive to the person he or she has just promised before God to love, honor and cherish not to mention disrespectful. What do you think of this custom, and do you agree with me? Faithful Little Rock Reader DearFaithful: I do agree with you. The cake-in-the-face custom should have been retired at least 50 years ago. The significance of the ritual is extremely demeaning to women. According to the book Curious Customs by Tad Tuleja (Stonesong Press, 1987): The cake-cutting at modern weddings is a four-step comedic ritual that sustains masculine prerogatives in the very act of supposedly subverting them. ... in the first step of the comedy, the groom helps direct the brides hand a symbolic demonstration of male control that was unnecessary in the days of more tractable women. She accepts this gesture and, as a further proof of submissiveness, performs the second step of the ritual, offering him the first bite of cake, the gustatory equivalent of her body, which he will have the right to partake of later. In the third step, the master-servant relationship is temporarily upset, as the bride mischievously pushes the cake into her new husbands face. ... Significantly, this act of revolt is performed in a childish fashion, and the groom is able to endure it without losing face because it ironically demonstrates his superiority: His bride is an imp needing supervision. That the bride herself accepts this view of this is demonstrated in the rituals final step, in which she wipes the goo apologetically from his face. This brings the play back to the beginning, as she is once again obedient to his wiser judgment. Thus, the entire tableau may be seen as a dramatization of the tensions in favor of the dominance of the male. DearAbby: After 24 years of a committed relationship with my boyfriend, Jesse who I thought was my knight in shining armor I have decided to end it because he doesnt want to marry me or have children with me. If I leave Jesse, I know Ill be broken-hearted, but theres another man, Pete, I have known almost my entire life, who has made it clear hed like to be more than friends. I have recently found myself becoming more and more attracted to him. Should I allow the friendship with Pete to develop into an intimate one? Mixed Up in Montana DearMixed Up: Because Jesse refuses to make a commitment, youre right to end the romance. Frankly, Im surprised you hung on as long as you have. However, before becoming intimate with Pete, be sure you clearly understand what he means by more than friends, or you could wind up in another longterm relationship thats headed nowhere. See him for a while and find out if hes serious and whether your values and goals are similar. And if hes not The One, recognize it and keep moving on. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com In-your-face wedding ritual deserves a good riddance Dear Abby Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876