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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 07-10-2011
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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C M Y K By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING — ASebring man was killed on Thursday when his vehicle overturned on U.S. 27 at Fortune Road. Danny Ray Carter, 47, suffered fatal injuries when his Chevrolet Blazer struck the center median and flipped onto its top across from Woody’s R.V. in south Sebring around 2:45 p.m. According to Sebring Police Cmdr. Steve Carr, Carter’s SUV began hydroplaning and Carter lost control of the vehicle, which was heading north on U.S. 27. The Blazer struck the center median at Fortune Road, and was flipped over, partially ejecting Sebring man killed when SUV flips on U.S. 27 NEWS-SUN Highlands County’s Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, July 10, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 81 | 75 cents www.newssun .com HighLow 93 77Complete Forecast PAGE 14A A couple of afternoon thunderstorms Forecast Question: Did the jury in the Casey Anthony trial make the right decision? Next question: Should the state enact a Caylees Law to punish parents who dont report missing kids quickly? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Arlene F. Carper Age 75, of Sebring Shirley Furr Age 97, of Avon Park Betty I. Gill Age 79, of Sebring Jean Lindemer Age 88, of Avon Park and Stockbridge, Mich. La Verne V. Pariso Age 85, of Lake Placid Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 32.3% No 67.7% 099099401007 Total votes: 127 Arts & Entertainment10B Business8A Classifieds11A Community Briefs2A Community Calendar12B Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby13B Editorial & Opinion4A Lottery Numbers2A Movies8B Police Blotter2A Senior Scene5B Sports On TV2B Index HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 9 9 2 1 Cast of Harry Potter movies has grown up before our eyes PAGE14B By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK — The suspected credit card skimming activities first reported in Avon Park have now encompassed three counties and more than 120 victims locally, according to Nell Hays with the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office. “The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office has taken 80 reports to date and estimated Friday morning that over 100 people in Highlands County alone have been victims of credit card fraud during the recent suspected skimming activity,” Hays stated in a press release early on Friday. Hays later confirmed 46 more cases were reported just on Friday by an undisclosed credit card company. “In all it is estimated that the total claims will exceed $200,000,” Hays said, referring to the cases in all three counties. In addition, the Sebring Police Department has added four reports with a total of approximately $2100, said Hays. Some of the reports coming into the News-Sun seem to center around purchases at the RaceTrac Petroleum Station at 1625 U.S. 27 South in Avon Park. HCSO says more than 120 hit by skimmers In all it is estimated that the total claims will exceed $200,000.NELLHAYS HCSOpublic information officer, referring to skimming complaints in three counties News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Emergency workers investigate the scene of a one-vehicle crash on U.S. 27 in Sebring that killed the driver on Thursday. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comLAKE PLACID — “This is really a wonderful thing for someone to do for their community,” said Lake Placid Parks and Recreation Director John Komasa as he installed 49 trees along Main Avenue in Lake Placid Friday. The trees were donated by Hoz Compton. The oaks, according to Komasa, would provide a shady canopy effect for the street, enhancing the atmosphere of the downtown. “We are lucky to have these trees. The cost for the irrigation to help get them started was under $1,000 and the water costs will be minimal over the next year or so, but this kind of thing helps Lake Placid look good. You can’t help but want to pitch in when something like this happens,” Komasa said. Compton took all the praise for his donation in style on Friday, and deferred to the hard work of others for making the downtown area look like a community of caring people. “Just look around at the work that several people are doing. There was a group out last week pulling weeds and planting flowers. Bert Harris III has worked hard to beautify the town. You just want to be a part of something like this,” Compton said. Compton, who owns Compton Volunteers help beautify Lake Placid News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Volunteer Robert Komasa laughs with his dad, as they work to install water lines for the new oak trees on Main Street in Lake Placid. 49 donated oak trees planted on Main Ave. See SKIMMERS, page 7A See TREES, page 7A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK — Chip Thulberry, public affairs officer for the 10th Judicial District State’s Attorney Office, confirmed Friday that the Polk County Sheriff’s Office has passed its investigation of Avon Park Police Chief Michael Rowan to the state’s attorney. He refused to comment further, or predict when the investigation would be concluded, but did identify the state attorney’s investigator as Mike Ivancevich. Ivancevich was the investigator who looked into Rowan’s complaints concerning Mayor Sharon Schuler, her husband Robert Schuler as well as Avon Park city council member Parke Sutherland and his wife Maria Sutherland, the city’s assistant city manager. In his report, Ivancevich said he spent 18 hours on his investigation and concluded that “the Office of the State Attorney has spent considerable time in investigating allegations as it pertains to suspected violations of the law or ethic violations involving the members of the Avon Park City Council ... I could find nothing to support the allegations listed. “This investigator did not make contact with the Sutherlands as it pertained to their residency (in or out o f Avon Park). This issue is the enforcement responsibility of the City States attorney gets Rowan investigation from Polk SO Rowan See ROWAN, page 5A See CRASH, page 7A Worn tires, wet road blamed for Thursday crash Crossing pathsRabbi speaks to Christian congregation PAGE2AGood startLake Placid wins state tourney opener SPORTS, PAGE1B www.facebook.com/newssun News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Avon Park Detective Nathan Coogan investigates collision involving a pick-up truck and a motorcycle Friday on U.S. 27. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK — An unidentified man was transported to a local hospital Friday morning after a Ford F-250 collided with his motorcycle on the northbound side of U.S. 27 in Avon Park. Several witnesses and law enforcement stated that the cyclist was traveling southbound on U.S. 27 as the pick-up, traveling northTruck collides with motorcycle in AP See RIDER, page 3A

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C M Y K By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING – At first glance Lorraine Rudenberg seems like the typical 59year-old woman. She is small, quiet and reserved in her speech and apperance, but there is something unique about her that most would never guess. Rudenberg is a rabbi. Born and raised in Miami, Rabbi Rudenberg was brought up in Judaism but waited until late in life to answer her calling. Becoming ordained in 2007, Rudenberg has been ministering full time for the last three years. Before that she worked alongside another rabbi as she prepared for her entrance into the synagogue. Recently, Rudenberg shared Judaism with the community of Highlands County by accepting an invitation to minister at Christ Fellowship Church on New Life Way. “Pastor Eugene Haas invited me and I was happy to accept and visit,” Rudenberg said. Rudenberg’s visit to Christ Fellowship marks the first time that a Jewish rabbi has ever spoken at a Protestant church in Highlands County. Rudenberg, who describes herself as “an older person with modern thoughts,” spent the service last Sunday discussing judgment to a mixed congregation of mostly Christians but also a handful of Jews. “About 25 or so members of my synagogue joined me at the church when I spoke. Everyone was very friendly and greeted each other; it was good,” Rudenberg said. The judgment Rudenberg spoke of was not judgment from God or eternal judgment, but earthly judgment she said. The judgment that people give to one another. “People don’t understand things so they judge it, they stereotype it and they don’t understand it. I respect all religions. Christians, Muslims, Jews those are the biggest religions in the world. The practices and the way we approach things are different but whether it’s Christ, Allah, or God it’s all the same,” Rudenberg said. Rudenberg feels that the main reason so many people judge and are unaware of different religions is the language. “We are always limited by language,” Rudenberg said. “All we have to express ourselves is language and sometimes people don’t understand it that way.” Rudenberg spent a year of Page 2ANews-SunSunday, July 10, 2011www.newssun.com Pub Block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 0 8 0 3 4 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; above lottery, general list ; 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 6 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; below lottery social security; 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 9 In the article regarding the Avon Park volunteer search committee’s Wednesday’s meeting, the News-Sun misidentified Major Shirley Johnson, the representative from the Avon Park Correctional Institute. The News-Sun regrets the error and appreciates the opportunity to set the record straight. July 6 346394852x:5Next jackpot $21 millionJuly 2 153541454648x:3 June 29 103036414951x:3 July 8 614172229 July 7 46111226 July 6 1516243036 July 5 1116212226 July 8 (n) 0019 July 8 (d) 8178 July 7 (n) 2612 July 7 (d) 6638 July 8(n) 267 July 8 (d) 311 July 7 (n) 356 July 7(d) 424 July 8 78212817 July 5 123313619 July 1 82227379 June 28 413274415 July 6 1115245055 PB: 8 PP: 2Next jackpot $36 millionJuly 2 111182951 PB: 32 PP: 3 June 29 2430455759 PB: 26 PP: 3 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 Pla y Lottery Center COMMUNITYBRIEFS Avon Park CRA has new websiteAVON PARK — Avon Park’s Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) recently announced the launch of its brand new website for Avon Park’s three CRAdistricts: Main Street, Southside and the Airport. The website, www.AvonParkCRA.com is designed to improve overall communications between the three districts with residents, businesses and visitors. The website features useful information, including an events calendar, links to area businesses, CRAinformation and downloadable forms, a photo gallery, links to the area’s social media sites, Enewsletter Archives, as well as press releases and news. “We are thrilled to have this new communication tool available for everyone interested in Avon Park’s CRAdistricts,” said Wes Hoaglund, CRA Redevelopment Director. “I encourage businesses, residents and visitors to visit the site for helpful information about Avon Park.” For more information about the CRAand its programs, contact CRA Redevelopment Director Wes Hoaglund at wesmco@gmail.com or by calling (321) 287-6543 or 4522039. Submarine veterans soughtSEBRING – With more than 13,000 members and over 150 chyapters throughout the United States, the rank or rate and status as active, retired or honorably discharged are secondary to the purposes of the United States Submarine Veterans. Members are all brothers of “The Pin.” They band together to honor the memories of the more than 4,000 men who gave up their lives in the submarines lost in U.S. service since 1900 and to provide a way for men who earned the right to wear “Dolphins” to maintain the bonds of friendship and camaraderie. To learn more about forming a local chapter of the national organization, call Stan Walker at 3824199.Scribes Night Out is set for todaySEBRING — The next Scribe’s Night Out, a gathering of local writers reading portions of their work to the public, is set for 6:30 p.m. today at Brewster’s Coffee Shop. The event starts off with a featured writer reading a sampling of his or her writings, followed by an open mike, which allows other writers to share samples of their works, published or not. Aspiring writers, especially students, are encouraged to attend and participate in the open mike session. Today, Larry and Elaine Levey of Avon Park will talk about their recently reprinted photo-history, called, “Yesterday: A Family Album of Highlands County,” a 128page book containing some Continued on page 7A 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, July 7: Esidro Ascencion-Galin, 30, of Lake Placid, was detained on a municipal ordinance violation. Alex Erick Bertrand, 18, of Sebring, was charged for knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked, first offense. Douglas Lorenzo Bullard, 24, of Lake Placid, was charged for knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked, second offense. Juan Macias Gonzalez, 50, of Lake Placid, was charged on an immigration detainer for municipal ordinance violation. Tamika Ann Green, 29, of Lake Placid, was charged with cruelty toward child, abuse without great harm. Joseph Michael Hostetter, 67, of Sebring, was charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell. Sheila Joan McConniel, 51, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended, first offense; possession of controlled substance without prescription; possession of drug equipment and/or use; and driving with expired driver license for more than four months. Jeff Anthony Murphy, 50, of Lake Placid, was sentenced to 60 days in the Highlands County Jail for domestic violence or simple assault, intent threat do violence. Angel Ruben Osorio, 37, of Avon Park, was charged on a Pennsylvania warrant for manufacturing, possessing with intent to deliver cocaine, subsequent (two counts). Billy Edward Potter, 37, of Everglades City, was charged for possession of prescription drug without a prescription; and possession of cannabis. Lisa Michelle Retterer, 24, of Sebring, was charged for possession of cannabis; and possession of drug paraphernalia. Christopher Alan Selph, 39, of Sebring, was charged with battery, touch or strike. Kevin Lee Setters, 44, of Wauchula, was charged for unlawful sexual activity with a minor. Latreva Danielle Strange, 21, of Avon Park, was charged for possession of cannabis. James Michael Woodham, 30, of Avon Park, was charged with grand theft. Correction POLICEBLOTTER By BRENTKALLESTAD Associated PressTALLAHASSEE — Lawmakers outraged over Casey Anthony’s acquittal have responded by proposing so-called Caylee’s laws that would allow prosecutors to bring felony charges against parents who do not quickly report missing children. The new measures were triggered, at least in part, by an online petition that had more than 700,000 signatures Friday. Some questioned whether a new law would do any good because the circumstances of the Anthony case were so rare, but lawmakers in at least 16 states have already floated proposals reacting to the verdict. “Casey Anthony broke new ground in brazenness,” said Florida state Rep. Scott Plakon, who is sponsoring the proposal. “It’s very sad that we even need a law like this, but Casey Anthony just proved that we do as unfortunate as that is.” In June 2008, Anthony’s 2-year-old daughter Caylee was last seen at the Orlando home she shared with her mom and her maternal grandparents. For the next month, Casey Anthony, then 22, left her parents’house and spent most of her time with friends, shopping and partying, telling her family and others that Caylee was with an imaginary nanny. Anthony’s mother called detectives when Anthony could not produce her child. Anthony told investigators she hadn’t called them because the nanny had kidnapped the child and she had been conducting her own search, two of the numerous lies she told investigators. Anthony was acquitted of murder in Caylee’s death, but convicted of four misdemeanor counts of lying to investigators. She was sentenced to the maximum of four years, but after serving nearly three years in jail awaiting trial, coupled with good behavior credits, she is set to go free next Sunday. Florida’s proposal would make it a felony for a parent or other caregiver to not report a child under the age of 12 missing after 48 hours. It also makes it a felony to not report a child’s death or “location of a child’s corpse” to police within two hours of the death. Had Florida’s measure been in place and Anthony been convicted, she could have faced another 15 years behind bars. Other states are considering similar measures and the online petition at Change.org, started by an Oklahoma woman, calls for a federal law. “It’s certainly something that we want to look into, because right now looking at the Maryland state law we’re not seeing anything that would fit the circumstances to the degree that we want to,” said Joseph Cassilly, a prosecutor in Harford County, Md., which is one of the state’s considering a Caylee’s law. But others think it’s unnecessary. “It only applies to people like her and fortunately those are not common everyday occurrences,” said Willie Meggs, who was a state’s attorney for more than 30 years. States weigh Caylees Law We all pray for the same things News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Rabbi Lorraine Rudenberg speaks to the congregation recently at Christ Fellowship Church in Sebring. Rabbi preaches at Christian church See RABBI, page 3A

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 10, 2011Page 3A MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 7/10/11 p/u; 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 9 Special to the News-SunLinda Roberson, from Zolfo Springs, was at the White House Wednesday for a meeting she was asked to participate in with President Obama, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, the President's Domestic Policy Adviser Melody Barnes and leaders from rural communities across the country for the White House Rural Champions of Change event. “This was a once in a lifetime opportunity,” said the Zolfo Springs town manager and finance director. “I am still floating on air.” Roberson is one of 11 people from 10 different states that were invited to share their ideas directly with the Obama Administration about how to strengthen rural communities and promote economic growth. Roberson was selected because of her tireless work to improve her rural community. The town has financed two water and waste projects, purchased a back hoe, and a city hall ADAimprovement project. They have worked very hard to mitigate issues with their old water system and have been successful in that effort. The town was nearly destroyed by Hurricane Charley in 2004. Since then they city has rebuilt its police and fire station and continues to make efforts to improve the town both structurally and financially. The White House Champions of Change focus is on farmers, ranchers and rural residents who are making a positive impact in their communities. Champions of Change is a White House initiative that recognizes ordinary Americans who are accomplishing extraordinary things in their communities to out-innovate, out-educate, and out-build the rest of the world. The administration acknowledges that the best ideas come directly from the American people, and on a weekly basis a Champions of Change roundtable is held to spotlight some of the top ideas that are making change a reality across the country. Wednesday’s event was part of a series of meetings that are being held across the country this summer as part of the White House Rural Council (WHRC) and the White House Business Council to coordinate programs across government and encourage public-private partnerships to improve economic conditions, quality of life and create jobs in rural communities. In June, President Obama signed an Executive Order establishing the first WHRC chaired by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. The Council will provide recommendations for investment in rural areas and will coordinate Federal engagement with a variety of rural stakeholders, including agricultural organizations, small businesses, and state, local, and tribal governments. Zolfo Springs town manager meets with President Obama Courtesy photo Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talks with Linda Roberson, town manager of Zolfo Springs, at the White House on Wednesday. Roberson was asked to participate along with President Barack Obama, Vilsack, the President's Domestic Policy Adviser Melody Barnes and rural communities leaders from across the country for the White House Rural Champions of Change event to strengthen rural communities and promote economic growth. her studies in Israel. There she was surrounded by war, anguish and danger, however Rudenberg was affected by none of it. “We got there in 2002, right around when the war in Iraq began. It wasn’t easy. Bombs and soldiers were everywhere. There all three religions were widespread. Your neighbor could be an Arab man or a Christian man; there are Arab and Christian men who are very angry. But to live in the city of God, to walk the streets that King David walked, to enter a room and have someone tell you ‘This is where the Last Supper was held’it’s incredible. God is everywhere there. He is everywhere all the time, I believe that, but you can feel Him there, His presence,” Rudenberg said. Rudenberg feels that living so close to where almost all of religious history began made her spirituality flourish and the war did not affect her as much as she had expected. Upon her return to the U.S., Rudenberg was even more determined to become a reform rabbi. The main goal of Rudenberg is simple – to minister the teachings of Judaism and to inform those who are curious. Rudenberg stated that she wasn’t out to convert the masses or to proclaim Judaism as the best of the three religions. “My religion is my religion and your religion is your religion. It’s a beautiful thing (Christianity) and so is mine. It’s OK to be different. We are all human. We all hurt, we all laugh, we all love, we all suffer, we all pray for the same things. We pray for strength and forgiveness, we pray for or families and loved ones. That is what connects us all,” Rudenberg said. As a reform Jewish rabbi, Rudenberg is more open than her conservative and orthodox counterparts, but still feels that Judaism is to be respected as well as every person’s religious beliefs. “I’m here to comfort God’s children,” Rudenberg said. “I just want the community to know there is a place where they can come; I am here.” Rudenberg ministers at the Temple Israel of Highlands County, 1305 Temple Israel Drive just of Lakeview Drive in Sebring. The services are every other Friday at 7:30 p.m. Rudenberg also teaches basic Hebrew and the basics of Judaism Saturdays from noon until 4 p.m. For more information contact the synagogue at 382-7744. Continued from page 2A Rabbi shares message of faith with Christians We all pray for the same things. We pray for strength and forgiveness, we pray for our families and loved ones. That is what connects us all.LORRAINE RUDENBERG Local rabbi bound, began turning west onto Camphor Street next to McDonald’s. The truck hit the motorcycle and the rider, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the bike. Bystanders immediately called 911, one passerby performed CPR on the accident victim before an ambulance arrived on the scene. Avon Park police officers thanked the man for his help. Several Highlands County EMTs along with Avon Park police officers, including Sgt. Sam Baerhold and Detective Nathan Coogan, responded quickly to the scene. Traffic came to a slow creep along the highway as authorities investigated and cleared the site. Athird vehicle, a Chrysler SUV, received minor damages after the rider’s head made contact with it during the ejection. According to law enforcement, the cyclists suffered a compound fracture of his leg from the accident but was in stable condition on Saturday. No further information was available at time press time. Continued from page 1A Rider hospitalized after being hit by truck

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The town has long been organized with a strong mayor, city clerk and department heads to run its day-today business, with the council being designed to set policy and provide direction. The elected officials may be considered volunteers — town council members are paid only a small stipend, and the mayor less than $200 a month, even though he or she plays an active supervisory role. For decades, however, this system worked well, Lake Placid being a small, rural community. Times, however, have changed. Supporters of a town administrator position say that new, more complicated rules and mandates from the state and federal governments, as well as new agencies like the South Florida Water Management District, mean greater expertise is needed and more time has to be spent keeping up with paper work and deadlines. Additionally, with subdivisions growing all around the town proper they say there are new considerations and challenges to face. The idea of installing a town administrator is not a new one for Lake Placid. In November 2010 voters rejected the idea of changing the town charter to include the position of a town manager. At the time many of those opposed said they were not so much against the idea itself, as the way the issue had been handled. The town council is to be commended for learning from that rejection, this time involving the community in the discussion. The committee, co-chaired by council member Cheryl Brantley-Davis and Marlene Barger, is to be complemented in its turn — the first half of its first meeting being a review and explanation of the Sunshine Laws. Another positive move was to form a committee that reflected a range of opinions going into the discussions. Members will be researching the pros and cons of creating an administrator and looking into the economic impact the position might have. The most important factor in all of this, of course, is that the council and mayor take the committee’s recommendations seriously, basing their ultimate decision on the committee’s work. We sincerely hope this democratic method of involving citizens doesn’t end up as it has in Avon Park, where a citizen committee was recently faced with the fact they may play no role at all in screening city manager applicants. Three council members have seemingly already made up their minds whom they wish to hire and lobbied hard up to the last moment to persuade that individual, interim city manager Julian Deleon, to apply for the job — even though he had not indicated an interest in taking the job permanently. If the council goes ahead and does what it wants without regard for the search committee’s objective input, 17 applicants will have wasted their time — as will the search committee members, all people with their own demanding responsibilities. Worse, if the council ignores the committee, it may discourage citizens from volunteering in the future. We hope Avon Park officials learn from Lake Placid’s example. It is not too late to go about the selection process properly. Page 4ANews-SunSunday, July 10, 2011www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION Unless you’ve been on another planet, you probably heard something about Casey Anthony, the 25year-old woman accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony. And even if you were on another planet, the media coverage of this case was so vast it might have reached you anyway. Just in case you did manage to miss hearing anything about this story (and please tell me how you pulled it off) here it is in a nutshell. Caylee Anthony disappeared back in 2008. Her mother, Casey, didn’t report the child missing for a month, which she spent partying and generally acting like nothing was wrong. Eventually it came out that the child was gone and the lies began. Between her odd behavior and the lying, Casey Anthony looked like the perfect suspect and was arrested. Caylee’s decomposed body was finally found in a swamp not too far from the family home. The case became such big news in Orlando the court had to go clear across the state to Pinellas County in order to find an impartial jury. And it kept growing and growing until when the trial actually took place the whole thing was splashed onto the national news. After a month of evidence, witnesses, accusations and counter-accusations the jury was finally handed the case on the 4th of July. By the next day, they had a verdict. Casey Anthony was found not guilty of all three murder charges and guilty on four counts of lying to the police. As I type this column, she has not yet been sentenced. That will happen Thursday morning. Given the fact that lying to the police carries the penalty of a year tops and that Casey has been in jail for around three years, it is quite possible she will walk out of an Orlando courtroom tomorrow a free woman. People have been upset over this verdict. The jurors, probably tired of living out of suitcases, opted to go home without talking to the press. So we are left to speculate about why they decided the way they did. One alternate juror has weighed in with his opinion, but even he can’t tell us what took place in that jury room. One of the things I don’t understand is why we as a nation invested ourselves so much in this case. It is a sad truth that children get murdered by their parents far more frequently then we want to think about. What was it about this particular situation that got all of our attention? Even James knew about the case and that is telling, given that he’s not that much of a news hound. So what fired us up? Was it the fact that Caylee was so adorable? Was it her mother’s bizarre behavior throughout the investigation? Did it just happen to hit a news cycle that wanted something sensational to titillate us with? As to the verdict, I have to admit that I didn’t follow the trial as closely as a lot of other people did. I just know the highlights. But given what I’ve learned, if you asked me flat out if Casey Anthony killed her daughter, I would have to say, “I don’t know.” If the jury felt the same way, then they had reasonable doubt. And they had no choice but to find her not guilty. Finding her not guilty doesn’t mean she’s an angel – her behavior proves otherwise. It just means the case wasn’t proven. We may never know what happened to Caylee. That is the saddest thing of all. In all the analysis and hype, one fact tends to be lost: Alittle girl somehow died and she didn’t have to. However else you feel about the circus that was the case, that fact alone should make you sad. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com The case of Caylee Anthony Lauras Look Laura Ware Lake Placid sets a good example W e congratulate the Lake Placid town council for including citizens in the discussion of whether or not a position of town administrator should be created. Integrity, ethics and character have no degreesEditor: Now we have three new commissioners and maybe four. I keep track of all the things they promised and the central promise I heard or read was, “I am going to serve all the citizens of Highlands County.” They have a chance to end the “good ole boys” club and actually put the citizens wishes ahead of the Tallahassee political club. Mr. Bryan did just that, so they have a blueprint on how it is done. I have a short list of things they can consider to achieve success for Highlands County and/or themselves. List 1 If you can’t describe what you are doing as a process, you don’t know what you are doing. If you do not know how to ask the right question, you discover nothing. It is not enough to do your best: you must know what to do, and then do your best. It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory. Learning is not compulsory. Neither is survival. Rational behavior requires theory. Reactive behavior requires only reflex action. Where ever there is fear, you will get wrong figures. List 2 Success travels in the company of very hard work. There is no trick, no easy way. Strive to build a team filled with camaraderie and respect. Be true to yourself. Be true to those you lead. Have utmost concern for what’s right rather than who’s right. Your energy and enjoyment, drive and dedication will stimulate and greatly inspire others. Control of your organization begins with control of yourself. Be disciplined. Constantly be aware and observing. Always seek to improve yourself and the team. Make a decision. Failure to act is often the biggest failure of all. Stay the course. When thwarted try again, harder, smarter, persevere relentlessly. Ability may get you to the top, but character keeps you there mental, moral and physical. What a leader learns after you’ve learned it all counts most of all. The star of the team is the team. ‘We’supersedes ‘Me’. Be yourself. Don’t be thrown off by events whether good or bad. The strongest steel is well founded self belief. It is earned not given. Perform at your best when your best is required. Your best is required each day. These lists come from two of the most successful men in their fields. List 1 is from Dr. W. Edwards Deming. List 2 is the Pyramid of Success by John Wooden. I was given the opportunity to manage a night shift at a 24/7 manufacturing facility. The shift was struggling at a 75 percent efficiency rate. In six months, using mostly Deming’s philosophy and Wooden’s pyramid, the team reached 93 percent efficiency rate. Because the plant manager believed in competition management he demanded the other shifts to increase or keep up. The overall plant efficiency went from 84.5 percent to 92.2 percent. When I was asked how I accomplished this, I had a one word answer. Deming. The most significant obstacles to succeed using these rules are greed, highly inflated egos, a false sense of entitlement, nepotism, favoritism, putting ‘me’first, enforcing rules discriminately, that is, having strict rules that are loosely enforced, when you should have reasonable rules, strictly enforced. Oh, did I mention greed. Lawyers invented degrees of crimes. If you steal a million dollars, you are a thief. If you steal $10, you are still a thief. Integrity, ethics and character have no degrees. You either have them or you don’t. Send your comments to claggwe@comcast.net William E. Clagg Lake Placid EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages aren't dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun.

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C M Y K ARLENE F. CARPER Arlene F. Carper, 75, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 at her home. She was born in Charleston, W.Va. on Feb. 16, 1936 and graduated from Stonewall Jackson in Charleston in l954. The following month she married her husband of 55 years, Larry Carper. During 1956 through 1963 Arlene and Larry lived in various cities throughout the state of Florida. In 1964 they settled in Arcadia, where they became self-employed in the oil business. Eventually they moved their family to Avon Park, in the early ’70s, becoming owner/operator of Carper Oil, Inc., until her retirement to the Florida Keys in 1988. She returned to Highlands County in 2000, where she has enjoyed her life of family and friends. Arlene was preceded in death by her sisters, Dee Younginer and Bobbi Miller; brother, Bud Fisher; husband, Larry B. Carper and son, Larry L. Carper. She is survived by two sisters, Alma Bailey of Michigan and Okla Anderson of West Virginia and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her daughter, Tisa Carper-Stone (Ben Stone) of Sebring, Fla.; grandsons, Adam Carper of Morristown, Tenn., Jarret Carper (Marta) of Orlando, Fla., Jarvis Carper, Austin Weed, Jeffrey Carper, and Bransford Stone and Carmen Stone, all of Sebring; one great-grandson, Aiden Carper and daughter-in-law, Nancy Carper of Alabama. Amemorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home in Sebring with W. Mike Adams officiating. Arrangements were entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com SHIRLEYFURR Shirley Shepherd Furr, 97, passed away on July 6, 2011 at her home on Lake Byrd. She was born in Ballston (now Arlington County), Virginia, on August 1, 1913. She moved to Avon Park in 1919 with her parents, Charles and Erna Shepherd, and grew up here. She was salutatorian of her Avon Park High School graduating class of 1930. She received her two-year teaching degree from Florida State Teachers’ College for Women, then years later, a Bachelor of Arts degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Shirley moved to Arlington, Virginia in 1936, where she married Rex Furr, raised five children and taught school for many years. She then returned to Avon Park in 1961. Shirley was first and foremost a teacher. She taught for many years in the Arlington Public School System as a special reading teacher, taught reading to GI’s at Fort Myer, Virginia who were studying for their GED, and later taught for many years in Highlands County. She also had a passion for life, children, justice and equality for all. She lived her convictions, as evidenced by her decision to volunteer to teach at Hopewell School in 1966, in order to facilitate integration of the Highlands County School System. She cofounded the Avon Park Community Child Development Center in Avon Park with Gwen SandersHill in 1982 to ensure that the children of Avon Park had access to quality preschool education. She served as president of the center’s board of directors until 1995. Shirley was always a voice for children. She firmly believed children should be raised and educated in a loving, rich learning environment. Time and time again, she reached out to help children achieve their potential. In recognition of her passionate and effective advocacy for children, Shirley was one of the first recipients of the Judge Clifton Kelly Champion for Children Award. She was also a respected advocate for the teaching profession and a leader in the educational community. Shirley was preceded in death by her husbands, Rex Furr and later, James Roberts; son, Charles and grandson, Peter. She is survived by her children: sons, Warwick “Bud” (Diana), Mike (Anne), daughters, Joan Harrell (Jim) and Pat Landress; 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Amemorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, July 23 at 1 p.m. at Union Congregational Church in Avon Park, Fla. Visitation will follow in the church social hall. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Avon Park Community Child Development Center, 800 S. Delaney Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. BETTYGILL Betty I. Gill, 79, of Sebring, Fla., passed away Friday, July 8, 2011, in Sebring. She was born Dec. 27, 1931 to Junior and Ernestine (Miller) McKnight in Crofton, Ky., and had been a resident of Sebring since 1954, coming from Live Oak, Fla. She was a homemaker and a member of the Sebring Church of the Nazarene. She is survived by her daughter, Ann Aldridge of Okeechobee, Fla.; sons, Wayne Gill, Timothy Gill and Spencer Gill, all of Sebring; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Funeral services will take place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, with Rev. Mike Adams officiating. Interment at Pinecrest Cemetery in Sebring will be immediately following the service. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com JEAN LINDEMER Jean Backus Lindemer passed away peacefully on July 6, 2011, at her home surrounded by her loving and devoted family. Mrs. Lindemer was born in Detroit, Mich., on April 24, 1923, the daughter of Phebe Wells Ettinger and Glen L. Ettinger. She was a 1944 graduate of Albion College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree with a double major in Spanish and Portuguese languages. She was a member of Kappa Delta national sorority. She met her husband of 46 years, Ross Allen Backus, at Albion. They were married during World War II in 1944 when Mr. Backus was on leave from the United States Navy’s officer training school before his deployment to the South Pacific theatre of war. She is predeceased by Mr. Backus, who owned Ross Backus Pontiac, Buick, Cadillac, G.M.C Inc., in Sebring Mrs. Lindemer is survived by her husband of 19 years, the Honorable Lawrence B. Lindemer, former Michigan Supreme Court Justice, of Avon Park and Stockbridge, Mich.; son, Ross Allen Backus II of Sebring; daughter, Pamela Backus Hansen (Charlie) of Avon Park; grandchildren, Brett Allen Backus, Benjamin Ross Backus, Mari Jean Hansen Ball (Kevin) and Jenna Leigh Hansen. She and Mr. Backus resided in Owosso, Mich., from 1955-1969. She was active in the Owosso Memorial Hospital Foundation Board and a variety of local charities. She held leadership roles in Boy and Girl Scouts while her children were active in scouting, and in educational programs benefitting their schools. Mrs. Lindemer was active in many civic, educational and political organizations and a life-long Christian Scientist. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, the American Association of University Women, served as chairman of Education for the Michigan Federation of Republican Women, chairperson of the Republican Party of Michigan’s statewide speakers bureau, and a delegate to the 1964 Republican National Convention. In the 1960s, she served two terms on the Board of Trustees of Central Michigan University, appointed by then-Governor George Romney. During her tenure, especially as vice chair, the university made extensive strides forward. In Highlands County, she and Mr. Lindemer have contributed to the SFCC Cultural Series as sponsors of performances and supported the SFCC Foundation, among other charities. She was a member of the Avon Park Gourmet Club and Pinecrest Golf and Country Club. She was an avid reader and strong believer in life-long education and her Christian faith. Her most important and active role has been the constant and generous love and devotion to her family. Aprivate, family, memorial service was held in her home with the Reverend Darrell Arnold, pastor of Covenant Presbyterian Church, officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice. Cremation arrangements provided by Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home of Avon Park, Fla. www.stephensonnelsonfh. com LAVERNE V.PARISO La Verne V. Pariso, 85, of Lake Placid, passed away July 6, 2011 at Florida Hospital Lake Placid. She was born in Miami, Fla. to parents Charles Hubert and Alice (Ingram) Holland and had been a resident of Lake Placid for 30 years coming from Miami. She was a homemaker and attended First Assembly of God, Lake Placid. Mrs. Pariso was preceded in death in 2005 by her husband of 55 years, George Pariso, and is survived by her sister, Lillian Sweeney and numerous nieces and nephews. Aservice to celebrate Mrs. Pariso’s life will be Monday, July 11, 2011 at 11 a.m. at First Assembly of God, 327 Plumosa Ave., Lake Placid, with Rev. Johnny Bryant officiating. The family suggests donations to the American Cancer Society, Florida Division, Inc, 3709 W. Jetton Ave, Tampa, FL 33629-5146. Envelopes will be available at the service. Words of comfort may be expressed to the family by visiting www.scottfuneralservices.com. Arrangements entrusted to: Scott Funeral Home 504 W. Interlake Blvd Lake Placid, Fl 465-4134 www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 10, 2011Page 5A GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; windows; 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 4 SEBRING PAIN MANAGMENT; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 7/10,24; 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 9 Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun OBITUARIES Manager as per the provisions of the City Charter. “There were no multiple homestead exemptions filed by either the Sutherlands or the Schulers, therefore I did not make contact with them to discuss this suspicion. “I did not make an y contact with Mr. or Mrs. Schuler as it pertained to the City of Avon Park conducting business with the surveying company owned by Mr. Schuler, a company also in which Mrs. Schuler was a corporate officer of the business prior to November, 2010. This particula r issue was addressed in detail by the City Attorney Gerald T. Buh r in a memorandum tha t was addressed to Mayo r Schuler and Maria Sutherland on Novembe r 18th, 2010. “The documents I reviewed, such as e-mails and memorandums, did not rise to the level of violation of the Florida Sunshine Law.” Rowan could not be reached for comment. Interim City Manag e r Julian Deleon said he had not heard a state attorney’s investigator was now at work. He said he has not been in touch with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office or the state attorney. “I’m staying apart from the investigation process,” he said. Continued from page 1A Rowan probe given to SAO

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By BOB JOHNSON Associated PressMONTGOMERY, Ala. — Civil rights groups sued Friday in federal court to block Alabama’s new law cracking down on illegal immigration, which supporters and opponents have called the strictest measure of its kind in the nation. The lawsuit claims the new law will make criminals out of church workers who provide shelter to immigrants and even citizens who give their neighbors a ride to the store or to the doctor’s office. “This law interferes with the free exercise of religion. It criminalizes acts of love and hospitality,” said Scott Douglas, executive director of Greater Birmingham Ministries. The lawsuit, filed in Huntsville, said the law is of “unprecedented reach” and goes beyond similar laws passed in Arizona, Utah, Indiana and Georgia. Federal judges already have blocked all or parts of the laws in those states. It asks a judge to declare Alabama’s law unconstitutional and prevent it from being enforced. Alabama’s law, which takes effect Sept. 1, allows police to arrest anyone suspected of being an illegal immigrant if the person is stopped for some other reason. It also requires businesses to check the legal status of new workers and requires schools to report the immigration status of students. Matthew Webster was among the individuals who joined the lawsuit as plaintiffs. He and his wife, who live in the community of Alabaster south of Birmingham, are in the process of adopting two boys who are already in the country illegally. Webster, who described himself as politically conservative, said he feared the boys could face deportation under the new law before the adoption process is done and the boys are in the U.S. legally. He said the boys “have the fear of being picked up” even walking to school. “This criminalizes me and my wife for harboring and transporting these kids,” he said. The lawsuit said the new law will subject Alabama residents, including U.S. citizens and non-citizens who are in the country legally, to racial profiling. The law also recalls memories o f Alabama’s troubled segregationist past by making life more difficult for a targeted class of people, according to the lawsuit. Page 6ANews-SunSunday, July 10, 2011www.newssun.com WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used; 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 5 Celebrate Freedom 3x8 color 00010120 Special to the News-SunThe Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission recently selected Kim Ketchner of the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office as Accreditation Manager of the Year. The Florida Corrections Accreditation Commission is the organization authorized to grant accreditation status to Corrections Facilities throughout the State of Florida. The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office received its law enforcement accreditation status in 2008 and has since been renewed. On Feb. 1, the agency received Dual Accreditation with the addition of the Corrections Accreditation. According to the FCAC’s award announcement, “…the Accreditation Manager of the Year Award honors highly motivated individuals who have exhibited exceptional skills to accomplish their agency’s goals of achieving and maintaining accreditation. Ms. Ketchner’s management accomplishments have contributed to the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office being an invited participant in the Florida Sheriff’s Association Model Policy Project.” The assessment teams were very impressed with the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office and the professionalism of both its sworn and non-sworn members, Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton said. “The agency’s policies and practices promote responsiveness to the community’s law enforcement needs. We are pleased that Kim has been chosen for this welldeserved honor.” For more information on Florida Accreditation, please visit the Florida Accreditation Association website at www.flaccreditation.org. HCSOs Ketchner honored by state commission Courtesy photo From left, FCAC Chairperson/Commissioner Sheriff T.L. TommyŽ Seagraves, HCSO Accreditation Manager Kim Ketchner and FCAC Executive Director Kim Bogart. Groups sue to block Ala. illegal immigration law C M Y K

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 10, 2011Page 7A MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; main ff top right pg; 0 0 0 0 9 8 8 3 CENTRAL SECURITY; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus two; spot red & yellow, 7/3,10; 0 0 0 0 9 9 1 9 Seminole Gaming; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, #7 special matinee; 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 7 “I went inside to swipe my card,” said Mike Driggers, an employee of 64 West Auto Repair. “I read about the outside problems, and I wanted to be safe, so I went inside. But just 24 hours later, my bank account got hit for over $900,” Driggers said. “They bought beer and American Express gift cards at two different Publix stores in Orlando,” Driggers added. “(RaceTrac) was the only place I used my card,” Driggers said. Shannon Regan, store manager at the Avon Park RaceTrac, stated that their pumps have been cleared by the HCSO. “Det. (Brian) Kramer (of the HCSO) came here and looked at out pumps and confirmed that they could not have been opened easy by someone on the outside. It takes our own technicians about 30 minutes to open the pumps to check them, and all of them have been checked,” Regan said. Regan did state that his store may have been used to process stolen cards, but that he was cooperating fully with the investigation and that he has turned over all receipts that were processed from inside the store to the HCSO. “Askimmer was not taken from here, but I have heard that one was taken from a Gate Store in Wauchula. There were fraudulent charges possibly done here, but we are having corporate look into that,” Regan said. “We may have had only one or two that happened inside,” Regan added. According to Hays, Kramer, Det. Hank Smith and Deputy David Lightsey from the HCSO went to a meeting Thursday in Winter Haven with representatives from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) and the U.S. Secret Service. Osceola County is also involved in the investigation. At that meeting it was determined that only one skimming device was actually recovered and it was not from Highlands County. “Investigation of these crimes will be a joint operation between the several sheriff’s offices, FDLE and the Secret Service,” Hays said. “Due to the amount of t he loss and the span of the crimes we will be attempting to seek federal prosecution,” Kramer in a HCSO press release. “The investigation continues to attempt to identify subjects involved in the capture of card numbers, the manufacturing of fraudulent cards and the use of those cards at various locations across central Florida,” Hays added. Hays encouraged anyone with information about skimming operations or the manufacture and use of fraudulent cards to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS (8477), or on the Internet at www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com/. Anonymity is guaranteed and you may be eligible for a cash reward. Continued from page 1A Realty, helped to develop the town over the years, and felt that the community had come a long way. “I remember when North Main Street was a trash dump. People would drop off their old appliances on the east side and now look, the whole place is nice. But Lake Placid has always been like that, neighbors giving a helping hand,” Compton said. “I would like to thank Sheriff Susan Benton as well. She had the work crews come out, and those guys really work hard. They planted about 30 trees in just a day. That was good work,” Compton said. How much did the trees cost? “Well, I love Lake Placid. This is not even a drop in the bucket compared to what I have gotten out of the community by living here,” Compton said. Komasa, and his son, who was volunteering to dig the water lines, agreed. “It is nice to have a town like this, and a donation like this to appreciate,” Komasa said. Continued from page 1A Skimmers hitting locals hard Due to the amount of the loss and the span of the crimes we will be attempting to seek federal prosecution.DET. SGT. BRIAN KRAMER Highlands County Sheriff's Office The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Carter through the sunroof. Carter did not appear to be wearing his seat belt, Carr said. The vehicle came to rest in the southbound lane of U.S. 27 and debris from the vehicle was left on the highway for about 50 yards. Carr stated that the tires of the vehicle were worn and appeared to “have very little tread.” Emergency workers declared Carter dead at the scene and waited over an hour for recovery personnel from Lakeland to remove the body. U.S. 27 was restricted to one lane of travel for more than two hours while crews waited for the investigation of the accident to complete. Continued from page 1A Trees planted in downtown LP Crash on 27 kills Sebring man 265 historic photos, along with songs and poems about a variety of Highlands County people and places. Elaine, a former News-Sun correspondent, is director of the Avon Park Depot Museum; and Larry, a former president of the Historical Society of Avon Park, is still a correspondent for the paper. Scribe’s Night Out is a gathering of local writers who share readings of their work with the public at Brewster’s Coffee House in Sebring. Sponsored by Heartland Cultural Alliance along with Bruce Rogers, proprietor of Brewster’s, the event is held on the second and fourth Sundays of each month at 6:30 p.m. To schedule a date to read as a featured author, contact Sherry Carlson by email or phone at sherryc@vistanet.net or (954) 319-2140. Books by published authors will be available for purchase at each event. V olunteers needed at Salvation ArmySEBRING — The Salvation Army is in need of year-round volunteers to help with various programs. Currently the organization needs assistance with packing and distributing its monthly commodities – supplemental food for people in need, which occurs every month. Call 385-7548 for monthly dates. The organization will also need assistance with verifying, packaging and distributing its Back to School program clothing the week of Aug. 8-19. Call for further information. The Salvation Army is at 3135 Kenilworth Blvd.; phone number is 385-7548, ext. 100.Homeowners group meets MondaySEBRING — Monthly meetings of the Highlands County Homeowners Association are held the second Monday of each month at the Sebring Country Estates Club House, 3240 Grand Prix Ave. The July 11 meeting is open to the public and will be held from 9-11 a.m. Free coffee, hot tea and doughnuts are provided. Gerald (Jed) Secory, director, General Services/Purchasing will discuss connecting private industry to a public purchasing process and addressing concerns of the bid process specifications that may hinder local vendors in submitting bids as a contractor and/or subcontractor. General Services and Purchasing oversees the purchase of millions of dollars of supplies in a cost effective manor for the board, special benefit districts, and other constitutional offices. In addition to negotiating contracts for fuel and countywide communication tools such as phones and pagers they are responsible for keeping track of the fixed and moving inventory throughout the county and managing the bidding process for new vendors. Dr. John Alleyne, commercial horticultural agent, for the Highlands County Extension Office, will present a program about Africanized honey bees. The hyper defensive behavior of this strain of bees has earned them the nickname “killer bee” as the venomous sting is more potent and combined with more stings has caused deaths to animals and humans. Alleyne will present a pertinent and learning experience called “What Everyone Needs To Know About Africanized Bees.” Call chairman Rick Ingler for any additional information at 273-5182.Events planned at lodges, postsLAKE PLACID The American Legion Placid Post 25 will host an installation of Steve and Peggy at 10 a.m. today. Any questions, call 4650975. The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will host karaoke with Fireman from 3-6 p.m. today. The Legion meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday, followed by the Loyal Order of the Moose officers and House Committee at 6:30 p.m. Women of the Moose meet at 7 p.m. and the LOOM general meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Any questions, call 465-0131. The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday. For more information, call 699-5444.Butterfly Friends meet TuesdaySEBRING —The Butterfly Friends will meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center, Conference Room 2. Dee Dee Jacobson will present the program on “Community Butterfly Gardening, The Florida Friendly Way.” Contact Betty Podmore, 385-2605, or Lucy Wheeler, 382-7465. Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS

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Associated PressOMAHA, Neb. — Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says the nation’s employment picture will improve significantly once residential housing construction rebounds. Buffett spoke to Bloomberg Television Friday morning before the Labor Department released a weaker-than-expected monthly jobs report, but his comments were more about the long-term picture. The head of the conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc. says he thinks people will be surprised how quickly employment improves once the excess houses are bought and normal levels of construction resume. He says the nation is still working off the excess homes created during the housing bubble. Buffett expects unemployment to fall to about 6 percent within a few years, and the 2.5 million jobs lost in the recession will be replaced. The June unemployment rate rose to 9.2 percent. StatePoint MediaYou don’t necessarily need to scrap your retirement dreams because of a bad economy. While many older Americans have seen their nest eggs decimated by a troubled economy, some smart planning and open dialogue can keep your retirement on track. Anew survey conducted for the Indexed Annuity Leadership Council finds that seniors and their adult children are reluctant to talk to each other about the financial aspects of their respective golden years. The Survey on Generational Retirement Perspectives found that over a third of adults never talk about retirement plans with their parents who aren’t yet retired. Similarly, a third of parents only talk to adult children about the subject once a year or less. “Actively taking control of your financial future can provide peace of mind for your family. Families that engage in open dialogues about retirement planning are taking the first step towards taking control,” says Wendy Waugaman, CEO and President of American Equity. In today’s economy, many Americans are adjusting retirement strategies. Some are planning to work longer, while others are revamping their investments. And now more than ever, experts are urging Americans to better balance their retirement plans so all their nest eggs aren’t in one basket. Calculate your needs Many retirement advisors recommend multiplying your annual retirement income needs by 20, with that total becoming your goal for your investments. Then, if your investments can average at least an eight percent return yearly, you can withdraw up to five percent annually during retirement. Protect yourself Consider a retirement portfolio that includes lower-risk investments to help you weather market volatility and still reach your long-term goals. To achieve this balance, many are turning to indexed annuities and fixed income funds for such lower-risk needs. Unlike stocks, indexed annuities offer safety by guaranteeing your principal investment, while providing the opportunity for higher returns. Indexed annuities are insurance contracts that provide periodic payouts, with earnings linked to stock or bond indexes. Websites such as www.indexedannuityinsights.org can help educate you about these types of investments. Be realistic Are your retirement plans too grandiose? You may have to ratchet them down a bit. Equally important is to be realistic about when you can stop working. You might have to work beyond planned retirement dates or consider part-time work. Don’t overvalue your home or its significance in your retirement. To capitalize on its equity, you may have to move to a less expensive home or region of the country. Everyone’s situation is unique, so it’s wise to consult a retirement planning specialist to keep your retirement plans on track. Page 8ANews-SunSunday, July 10, 2011www.newssun.com NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PLACEMENT; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; seb. bus; 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 8 SEBRING PEDIATRICS, LLC; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 7/10/11; 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 1 BUSINESS Nervous investors have faced many challenges over the last few years searching for safe havens. That’s one reason many turn to annuities to ensure a steady stream of retirement income. But with so many types of annuities offered – and complex rules, fees and restrictions – it’s not uncommon for investors to buy products not ideally suited to their needs. Here’s a brief primer on how annuities work: Annuities are insurance products that pay out income. Typically, you make a lump-sum or series of payments to the seller. In return, they agree to pay you periodically for a definite period (say 20 years) or an indefinite period (until death) in one of two ways: Immediate annuities begin paying benefits the year you deposit your money. With deferred annuities, your account grows on a tax-deferred basis until you begin receiving payments at a later date. There are three basic types of annuities: Fixed annuity. You’re paid an agreed-to rate of interest while your account is growing and receive periodic payments of a specified amount. Indexed annuity. The seller provides an investment return based on changes in a particular index (such as the S 500). Variable annuity. You invest your account among a variety of options (typically mutual funds) and your rate of return and payment amounts will depend on their performance. Many people purchase annuities because they grow tax deferred – that is, your contributions are not taxed, but any earnings they generate are taxed at your regular income tax rate. Annuities have no annual contribution limit, but you’ll pay a 10 percent federal tax penalty withdrawals before age 59 1 2. One big tax disadvantage is that, whereas earnings from money invested in stocks, bonds or mutual funds is taxed as capital gains, annuities are taxed at regular income tax rates, which can be significantly higher. Annuities can be very expensive compared to other types of investments. Before signing any agreement investigate: Sales commissions, which initially can run as high as 10 percent, plus ongoing commissions in subsequent years. Depending on what type you buy, you could be charged an additional 2 percent or more per year in various account management fees. Most deferred annuities charge an early withdrawal penalty called a surrender charge, which usually starts at 7 or 8 percent and gradually declines to zero. However, they can also be much higher, so read your contract carefully. Afew additional precautions: Consider consulting a fee-only financial advisor versus one who earns commissions recommended products. Because 401(k) plans and IRAs are already taxdeferred and have lower fees, it may not make sense to roll over those balances into an annuity. Before moving an existing annuity into a new account, analyze surrender charges, sales commissions and other fees you’ll be charged. Many annuities end upon your death, so if you want your heirs to continue receiving your benefit, investigate joint and survivor or term-certain annuities. Check the insurer’s credit rating with credit bureaus like A.M. Best, Standard Poor’s and Moody’s. To learn more about annuities, visit investor websites for the Securities and Exchange Commission (www.investor.gov) and the Financial Industry Regulation Authority (www.finra.org/Investors/in dex.htm). Bottom line: Annuities are sometimes a good investment option, but make sure you fully understand the terms, cost-structure and possible penalties before signing on the dotted line. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. To follow Jason Alderman at twitter.com/PracticalMoney Annuities 101 Special to the News-SunSEBRING –Wells Fargo will celebrate the launch o f its new brand in Highlands County with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Wells Fargo is at 3200 U.S. 27 South in Desoto Square. Along with the ribbon-cutting and reception, Wells Fargo will unveil a historic community mural at the store. Wachovia banking locations across South Florida, including those in Highlands County, became Wells Fargo stores over the July 9 weekend as a result of the larges t bank merger in U.S. history. Customers will now be able to access more than 6,200 Wells Fargo banking store locations and 12,000 ATMs across the United States, along with additional products and services. All banking stores were remodeled to reflect the Wells Fargo brand and open floor plan. Wells Fargo & Company is a nationwide, diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.2 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through more than 9,000 stores, 12,000 ATMs, the Internet (wellsfargo.com and wachovia.com), and other distribution channels across North America and internationally. With approximately 280,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in America. Wachovia now Wells Fargo StatePoint Media Protecting your nest egg can be difficult in todays economy. Planning for retirement in a tough economy Personal Finance Jason Alderman Buffett predicts job growth when housing rebounds

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Special to the News-SunSEBRING — Jenna L. Taylor-Gibbs, D.C., received her Doctor of Chiropractic degree during commencement exercises at Palmer College of Chiropractic Florida Campus, in Port Orange on June 17. Taylor-Gibbs is the daughter of Dr. Richard and Debbie Taylor of Sebring. She currently resides in Port Orange and will be establishing a clinic in Sebring with her father and husband, Dr. Keith Gibbs. To earn the Doctor of Chiropractic degree, TaylorGibbs completed four and one-third academic years of professional study at Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Florida campus. Palmer College of Chiropractic’s Florida campus, which opened in 2002, is a branch campus of Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa, the profession’s founding college. Students can earn a Doctor of Chiropractic Degree after receiving a bachelor’s degree from an undergraduate college and completing fourand-one-third academic years of clinical and classroom instruction at Palmer’s Florida campus. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 10, 2011Page 9A JOHN PALMER ELECTRIC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; toma; 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 4 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 7/10/11; 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 8 Orchid Hill Stable PP; 5.542"; 5"; Black; 14 of 16; 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 0 BUSINESS StatePoint Media Hate tracking your finances? You’re not alone. Only 40 percent of Americans use monthly budgets and less than half have ever ordered a copy of their credit report, according to a study by Princeton Survey Research Associates International. “Turning a blind eye when it comes to your finances is not only costly, but dangerous,” says Aaron Patzer, vice president and general manager of Intuit Personal Finance Group. “Luckily, there are easy tools and techniques that can help you track your money.” Here are some money tips to help you save more and spend less. To budget or not budget Budgeting is to personal finance what dieting is to health — a dreaded word that’s often misunderstood. But just like food gives you fuel to live well, so does your money support your life by helping you meet your needs and live your dreams. If you are budget-a-phobic, consider creating a spending plan, which can be a little more flexible than a stuffy budget. Spending plans allow you to consider how this month’s earnings can support your needs and wants. A utomate savings Whether you’re an online banking fanatic or someone who likes to balance electronic statements with paper checks, most experts advise automating your savings. It’s also helpful if you have a savings goal — whether it’s for new car, vacation, or emergency fund. Most experts recommend stashing away 15 to 20 percent of your income into a high-yield savings account. And online banks often offer better rates than bricks-andmortar locations. By having your savings account automatically withdraw the funds, even if it’s only $50 a month, you’re more likely to stick to your savings goals. Manage on the go The key to budgets and spending plans is to know your numbers in real time. By tracking your daily spending, you become more conscious of your spending habits. You can make number tracking fun by using tools you enjoy that work with your life. For example, Mint.com now offers iPhone and Android phone apps that let users get a snapshot of their finances and manage their money anytime, anywhere. Consumers can also receive alerts for suspicious activities or overdrafts right on their smartphones. 30-day wait Smart shoppers know the wisdom of delayed gratification. By committing to a 30day wait before getting something you want but don’t need, you create a buffer where you can reconsider and be swayed by reason, not advertising. For more tips on budgeting, saving and tracking your money on the go, visit www.mint.com. Then get started on handpicking the tools and techniques that let your money work for you. How to save more, spend less StatePoint Media Technology can now help you track your money on the go. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comLAKE PLACID – Moe’s Coffee House is the newest place to grab a cup of joe and relax in Lake Placid. The coffee shop is an expansion of an already established business, Molly’s Pastry Shop. Owner Michele Council has been in business for more than three years in the area and her expansion of the bakery is something she has been working on for a while now. Molly’s is a brightly colored, inviting atmosphere where customers can get sweets, pastries and custom cakes. Moe’s is the opposite of Molly’s. “It’s dark and eclectic. There is a fire place and couches and a stage,” Council said. Council described the newly opened coffee shop as a casual place where people can relax and read. Moe’s is wi-fi equipped for all those students who have been looking for a cool place to study or work outside of their home. “We will be serving food as well. It’s kind of the opposite of the bakery. Over there you get cookies and cakes and sweets then over here you get soups, quiches, expresso, coffee. We serve bagels and croissants for breakfast as well,” Council said. Moe’s is equipped with a stage, sound system and mic. Council has set aside two nights a month for open mic night for locals to come and entertain customers. Open mic night takes place the second and fourth Friday of the month from 7-10 p.m. Artists should arrive a few minutes early to get signed up for a spot. “The next thing I am trying to get started is karaoke. It will probably be on Sunday nights,” Council said. Council invites the community to be a part of the new business and hopes that musicians will become a part of the atmosphere. “We aren’t just looking for Christian musicians, secular music is welcome also. As long as you can sing it to your mother then you can sing it here,” Council said with a laugh. Council also welcomes local churches to use Moe’s as Bible study locations and prayer groups and ministries. Moe’s Coffee House is at 210 N. Main Ave. The business hours are 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and 710 p.m. Saturday For more information regarding Moe’s (or Molly’s) call 465-2033. 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Page 10ANews-SunSunday, July 10, 2011www.newssun.com Country Club Realty 00010112 By MARCIADUNN APAerospace WriterCAPE CANAVERAL— Four astronauts are taking space shuttle Atlantis for one last spin — the very last one of the 30-year space shuttle era. It’s the smallest crew since the early shuttle flights — usually there are six or seven. The size was necessitated by the need to use Russian Soyuz capsules in case commander Christopher Ferguson and his crew get stranded aboard the International Space Station. With the other two shuttles already retired, there isn’t another one left to rescue the Atlantis astronauts if their ship were severely damaged in flight. Joining Ferguson on the 12-day flight are co-pilot Douglas Hurley, Rex Walheim and Sandra Magnus, experienced space fliers all. “We all want to be able to remember this,” Ferguson said. “We want to be able to pass to our children and our children’s children that we were fortunate enough to be a part of the space shuttle.” Abrief look at the crew: With only four on board, commander Christopher Ferguson likes to point out that this is a retro astronaut crew. NASAhasn’t had such a small space shuttle crew since the sixth flight in 1983. Ferguson, 49, grew up in Philadelphia, delivering the daily Inquirer as a boy. He j oined the Navy and became a fighter pilot, attending the famed Topgun school. From there, it was on to test pilot training. NASAchose him as an astronaut in 1998. This is his third space shuttle flight. The retired Navy captain wants to stick around NASAto help with the next step in human exploration, whatever it may be. Wife Sandra — “a closet space geek,” according to her husband — is a full-time mom to their three teenage children. ——— Pilot Douglas Hurley says there have been a series of “lasts” in the nine months of training leading up to this final flight of the space shuttle program. “It’s a little bit sobering to really think that, yeah, we’re done flying shuttles after July,” he said. Hurley, 44, a colonel in the Marines and former fighter pilot, is making his second spaceflight since becoming an astronaut in 2000. He’s married to astronaut Karen Nyberg, who is training for a six-month mission at the International Space Station in another two years. Their son is 17 months old. Hurley said he’s considering a space station stint himself further down the road. In the off chance that Atlantis was damaged seriously at launch, Hurley would be the one to camp out at the orbiting outpost for a year, awaiting a ride home in a Russian capsule. He was chosen to be last because of his robotic arm-operating and spacewalking skills. Once back on Earth, Hurley wants to help with the new rocketships that will replace the shuttles. “People talk about this period of transition, but there’s a lot of potential with where we’re going,” he said. Hurley calls Apalachin, N.Y., home. He enjoys hunting and cycling, and is wild about NASCAR. His cousin is married to NASCAR crew chief Greg Zipadelli. ——— Flight engineer Rex Walheim knows Atlantis inside and out. Every time he rockets into space — this is the third — it’s on Atlantis. He enjoys taking a whiff when he climbs aboard. “It smells like Atlantis ... it feels good to be home.” An experienced spacewalker, Walheim will direct the single spacewalk planned for this mission, from inside the International Space Station. The two Americans living at the outpost will be the ones to venture out, in a departure from past shuttle visits. Walheim, 48, a retired Air Force colonel, got his start inside Mission Control. He worked as a flight controller and operations engineer at Johnson Space Center in the late 1980s, following the Challenger launch disaster. By the early 1990s, Walheim was studying flight engineering at the Air Force test pilot school and a few years later, teaching there. NASApicked him as an astronaut in 1996. It seemed a miracle to this San Carlos, Calif.-bred son of a B-17, World War II-era pilot. He’d been rejected as a military pilot because of a heart murmur, only to learn years later he was fine. “I’m a window seat kind of guy. I love riding in a window seat in an airline to this day,” Walheim said. “Boy, the best window seat in the world is the space shuttle window.” His graphic artist wife Margie designed the mission patch, which features the Greek letter omega, symbolic of finality. They have two sons, ages 13 and 14. ——— Astronaut Sandra Magnus hates whenever someone points out she’s the last woman to fly on the space shuttle. “It’s kind of a soft, little milestone, right? The last woman on the space shuttle,” she said. “But I’m not the last woman to fly in space, ever.” Magnus, 46, a scientist from Belleville, Ill. is one of eight women who have lived on the International Space Station, with more to come even as the shuttle program ends. Her 4 1/2-month mission straddled 2008 and 2009. This is her third spaceflight. She’s the transfer czar, as her crewmates call her, responsible for making sure all the supplies carried up aboard Atlantis get onto the space station, and all the junk ends up on Atlantis for the trip home. She’ll rely on a color-coded system for the hundreds of items that need to be moved: yellow for sun and staying aloft, green fo r Earth and coming home, blue for food. She also will also be one o f the prime robot arm operators. Magnus said she has no idea whether she’ll sign on for another long-term space station mission or whethe r she’ll even stay with NASA after Atlantis returns in two weeks. “I’ve always wanted to be an astronaut. I grew up and now I’m an astronaut. And so now that I’m an astronaut, the whole idea of what I wan t to do when I grow up comes back full circle. It’s like, ’Oh my gosh, I can’t think abou t that now,’“ she said with a laugh. She became an astronaut in 1996 after working fo r McDonnell Douglas Aircraf t Co. as an engineer specializing in radar and stealth aircraft systems. She loves to cook and created her own specialties during her space station tenure, using available foods. Shuttle programs final 4 astronauts riding high MCT Discovery blasts off Friday on the last flight of a space shuttle.

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, July 10, 2011Page 11 A SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT INVITATION TO BID #11-016 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 #11-016: CLUB HOUSE PARKING EXPANSION 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 July 3, 10, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001667 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BANC OF AMERICA A LTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2006-6, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-6 Plaintiff, vs. JAMIE PETTY JOHN AND KAREN PETTY JOHN, LAKE PARK VILLAGE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC., AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on June 13, 2011, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: CONDOMINIUM PARCEL KNOWN AS UNIT 4-A, BUILDING 4 OF LAKE PARK VILLAGE CONDOMINIUM PHASE II, A CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO THE DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM THEREOF, RECORDED IN OFFICAL RECORDS BOOK 1478, PAGE 1233. PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 2841 LAKE JUNE BLVD., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on July 18, 2011 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 13th day of June, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk July 3, 10, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-238-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. ALBRITTON CONSTRUCTION, LLC; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN 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 PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 Notice is given that pursuant to a Final Judgment in Foreclosure Against Defendant, ALBRITTON CONSTRUCTION, LLC, dated the 21st day of June, 2011, in Case No. 10-238-GCS, of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, in which HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK is the Plaintiff and ALBRITTON CONSTRUCTION, LLC, is the Defendant, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on the 25th day of July, 2011 the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment of Foreclosure Against Defendant, ALBRITTON CONSTRUCTION, LLC, and described as follows: The West 4 acres of Lot 4, Block 8, LESS road right-of-way, Section 14, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 33, Public Records of DeSoto County, Florida (of which Highlands County was formerly a part). Said lot lying in and comprising a part of the Southeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of said section, township and range, in Highlands County, Florida. AND A portion of Lot 4, Block 8, in Section 14, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Begin at the East 1/4 corner of said Section 14; thence North 89 degrees 57'30'' West along the South lines of the Northeast 1/4 of said Section 14, a distance of 398.84 feet; thence North 0 degrees 02'20'' East a distance of 664.15 feet; thence South 89 degrees 58'30'' East a distance of 398.39 feet to a point on the East line of said Section 14 a distance of 664.27 feet to the Point of Beginning. LESS AND EXCEPT the East 25.00 feet thereof and the South 20.00 feet thereof for road right-of-way. AND Lot 4, LESS the North one-half thereof, Block 1 and all of Lot 1, Block 8; all of said land being located in Section 14, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida, LESS road right-of-way. AND Lot 2, Block 8, Section 14, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida, as recorded in Transcript Book, at Page 13, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, also described as the Northwest 1/4 of the Southeast 1/4 of the Northeast 1/4 of Section 14, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida. Real Property Address: 909 East Albritton Road, Avon Park, FL 33825 Real Property Tax ID#: C-14-33-28-A00-0040-0000 DATED on June 23, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of Said Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo As Deputy Clerk IF YOU ARE A SUBORDINATE LIENHOLDER CLAIMING A RIGHT TO FUNDS REMAINING AFTER THE SALE, YOU MUST FILE A CLAIM OF LIEN 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. July 3, 10, 2011 PUBLIC AUCTION FOR TOWING & STORAGE 1996 FORD 1FMDU32P8TZB79417 ON JULY 23rd, 2011, AT 9:00AM AT PRECISION AUTO BODY 734 CR 621 EAST LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 July 10, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO: 09000637GCS OCWEN LOAN SERVICING, LLC PLAINTIFF, VS. MIRIAM PANTOJA, PABLO PANTOJA, UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, any and all unknown parties claiming by, through, under and against the herein named individual Defendant(s) who are not known to be dead or alive, whether said unknown parties may claim an interest as spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees or other claimants, DEFENDANT(S). RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale filed June 20, 2011 entered in Civil Case No. 09000637GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Avon Park, Florida, the Clerk of Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Jury Assembly Room, Sebring, FL 33870 in accordance with Chapter 45, Florida Statutes at 11:00 AM on the 25th day of July, 2011 the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 7, OF HEIRING SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, AT PAGE 27, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 20th day of June, 2011. BOB GERMAINE By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk July 3, 10, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-278 IN RE: ESTATE OF PAUL BECKWITH RAHENKAMP, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of PAUL BECKWITH RAHENKAMP, deceased, whose date of death was February 25, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 3, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ SAMUEL MARK RAHENKAMP 1028 OLD ELLIS SQUARE AIKEN, SC 29801 /s/ Samuel M. Rahenkamp Attorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III, P.A. 551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE. SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-0112 /s/ Clifford M. Ables III FLORIDA BAR NO. 178379 July 3, 10, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-194 GCS CITY OF AVON PARK, a Florida Municipal Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. MANUEL AND MARIA PITA LECA, Defendants. NOTICE OF SUIT-PROPERTY TO: Maria Pita Leca, and all other parties or persons claiming by or through her, Kaya Henny Eman #19 Curacao Korsou in Papiamentu YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: Lot 7 + N 1/2 Lot 8, Block C, MARSH SUBDIVISION, in Section 27, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, thereof, recorded in Transcript Book, Page 28 of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, Parcel Identification Number: A-27-33-28-080-00C0-0070 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to John K. McClure, Esquire, MCCLURE & LOBOZZO, 211 South Ridgewood Drive, Sebring, FL 33870, the Plaintiff's attorney, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled court on or before August 18, 2011; otherwise a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 6th day of July, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863)534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. July 10, 17, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT CORT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 09-524 REGIONS BANK, as successor by merger to AmSOUTH BANK, Plaintiff, vs. MDG LAKE PLACID 2000, LLC, et. al., Defendants. CLERK'S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure as to Count I entered on June 15, 2011, by the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, in Civil Case Number 09-524, I will sell at public sale on July 25, 2011, beginning at 11:00 a.m. to the highest bidder for cash, at the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, in accordance with Chapter 45 Florida Statutes, the property described on Exhibit ``A'' hereto. EXHIBIT A PARCEL A: The Southerly 970.0 feet of the unnamed tract lying between the Westerly right-of-way line of U.S. Highway No. 27 and the Easterly line of the alley abutting Block 2 of TEMPLE TERRACE SUBDIVISION as recorded in Plat Book 6, at page 36, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the South Quarter corner of Section 24, Township 36 South, Range 29 East: thence North 1 degree 44'33'' West for a distance of 116.73 feet to a point on the Westerly right-of-way line of said U.S. Highway No. 27; thence North 52 degrees 05'15'', West along the said Westerly right-of-way line for a distance of 819.25 feet to the Point of Beginning; thence continue North 52 degrees 05'15'' West along said Westerly right-of-way line for a distance of 945.0 feet to a point; thence South 37 degrees 54'45'' West for a distance of 240.0 feet to a point; thence South 52 degrees 05'15'' East for a distance of 970.0 feet to a point on the Northerly right-of-way line of Lake Henry Drive; thence North 37 degrees 54'45'' East along said Northerly right-of-way line for a distance of 215.0 feet to a point of curvature of a circular curve to the left having for its elements a radius of 25.0 feet and a central angle of 90 degrees; thence along said curve for an arc distance of 39.27 feet to the point of beginning. PARCEL B: Commence a that certain Permanent Reference Monument located at the Southeasterly lot line of Lot 2 and the Southwesterly lot line of Lot 1, in Block 2, and the Easterly boundary, of Miami Drive, of TEMPLE TERRACE SUBDIVISION, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 6, page 36, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida; thence run North 37 degrees 54'45'' East to the Northeasterly lot line of Lot 2 and the Northwesterly lot line of Lot 1 and the edge of a 20 foot alley, all lying in and comprising a part of Block 2 of said TEMPLE TERRACE SUBDIVISION; thence continue North 37 degrees 54'45'' East for a distance of 20 feet to a point on the Northeasterly boundary of said 20 foot alley; thence run North 52 degrees 05'15'' West for a distance of 880 feet to a point on the Northeasterly boundary of said 20 foot alley and the Point of Beginning; thence run North 37 degrees 54'45'' East to the point of intersection with the South and Westerly right-of-way line of State Road #25 to a point of intersection with the Southeast right-of-way line of Lake Henry Drive as shown on plat of Temple Terrace Subdivision, as recorded in Plat Book 6, at page 36, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida; thence continue in a Northwesterly, Westerly and Southwesterly direction along the Southeastern right-of-way line of said Lake Henry Drive to the point of intersection with a 20 foot alley, said point lying in the Northeasterly terminus of said 20 foot alley at its point of intersection with the Southerly boundary of Lake Henry Drive; thence run South 52 degrees 05'15'' East for a distance of 970 feet to the Point of Beginning; said tract representing the Northwest half (NW1/2) of that certain tract lying Southeasterly of Lake Henry Drive in Block 3, and Northwesterly of Lake Henry Drive in Block 1, and between State Road No. 25 and Temple Terrace Subdivision as recorded in Plat Book 6, page 36, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Said land lying in and comprising a part of Section 24, Township 36 South, Range 29 East. LESS AND EXCEPT: A portion of the Southwest 1/4 of Section 24, Township 36 South, Range 29 East, Highlands County, Florida, lying Northeasterly of and contiguous with the Northeasterly line of a twenty (20.00) foot Alley as shown on the plat of TEMPLE TERRACE, according to the plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 6 at page 36 of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Northeasterly corner of Lot 1, Block 2 of the aforesaid TEMPLE TERRACE, said point being on the Northwesterly right-of-way line of Lake Henry Drive; thence North 37 degrees 54'45'' East along the Northwesterly right-of-way line of said Lake Henry Drive a distance of 20.00 feet to the Northeasterly corner of said 20.00 foot Alley; thence North 52 degrees 05'15'' West along the Northeasterly line of said 20.00 foot Alley a distance of 105.00 feet to a point of curvature, said point being the Point of Beginning of the Tract of land hereinafter to be described; thence Northwesterly along a circular curve to the right, having for its elements a radius of 100.00 feet, a central angle of 36 degrees 52'12'' for an arc distance of 64.35 feet; thence North 52 degrees 05'15'' West parallel to the Northeasterly line of 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 28-2011-CA-000370 SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC. Plaintiff, vs. MARCUS T. HARRISON A/K/A MARCUS HARRISON, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARCUS T. HARRISON A/K/A MARCUS HARRISON CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 15 OAK ST. LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 You are notified that an action to foreclosure a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: THE SOUTH HALF OF LOT 22, ALL OF LOT 23 AND THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 24, IN BLOCK D, OF MAP OF BREEZY POINT PARK, LAKE STEARNS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, AT PAGE 52, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. commonly known as 15 OAK ST., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Ashley L. Simon of Kass Shuler, P.A., plaintiff:s attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 800, Tampa, Florida 33601, (813)229-0900, on or before August 5, 2011, (or 30 days from the first date of publication, whichever is later) 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 the relief demanded in the Complaint. Dated: June 27, 2011. CLERK OF THE COURT Honorable ROBERT W. GERMAINE 590 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870-3701 /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Cler k (COURT SEAL) July 10, 17, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2008-CA-001081 DIVISION: DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, A S TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING A GREEMENT RELATING TO IMPAC SECURED ASSETS CORP., MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-4, Plaintiff, vs. FLAVIO MOY, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated June 10, 2011, and entered in Case No. 2008-CA-001081 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING A GREEMENT RELATING TO IMPAC SECURED ASSETS CORP., MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-4, is the Plaintiff and FLAVIO MOY, JANE DOE n/k/a MICHELLE SMITH, JOHN DOE n/k/a CHRIS SMITH, MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FLAVIO MOY, are 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 25th day of July, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 1, BLOCK 16, AVOCADO PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 62, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY FLORIDA. A /K/A 3303 LAKEWOOD ROAD, SEBRING, FL 33875 A ny 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 20th day of June, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk A lbertelli Law A ttorney for Plaintiff P.O. Box 23028 Tampa, FL 33623 (813) 221-4743 11-68577 If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this (describe notice); if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay Service 711. To file response please contact Highlands County Clerk of Court, 590 S. 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AD RATESGARAGE SALE6 lines 2 days $11503 days$14(additional lines $1 each)MISCELLANEOUSmerchandise over $1005 lines 6 pubs$1750(additional lines $3 each)REAL ESTATE EMPLOYMENT TRANSPORTATION5 lines 6 pubs $31506 lines 14 pubs$71 said 20.00 foot Alley for a distance of 1,610 feet to a point on a circular curve; thence Southwesterly along a circular curve to the left, having for its elements a radius of 100.00 feet, a central angle of 36 degrees 52'12'' for an arc distance of 64.35 feet to a point of tangency; said point being on the Northeasterly line of said 20.00 foot Alley; thence South 52 degrees 05'15'' East along the Northeasterly line of said 20.00 foot Alley for a distance of 1,735 feet to the Point of Beginning. LESS AND EXCEPT: way line of Lake HenryDrive; thence North 37 degrees 54'45'' East along said Southeasterly right of way line, 181.03 feet to the point of beginning. LESS AND EXCEPT A portion of land lying in Section 24, Township 36 South, Range 29 East, Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the South Quarter corner of said Section 24, Township 36 South, Range 29 East; thence North 01 degrees 44'30'' West, 116.81 feet to the Southwesterly right of way line of U.S. Highway No. 27; thence North 52 degrees 05'15'' West along said Southwesterly right of way line, 819.24 feet to a non tangent curve concave to the West, having for its elements a radius of 25.00 feet and a central angle of 90 degrees 00'00; thence Southerly along said curve to the right, an arc length of 39.27 feet, said arc subtended by a chord which bears South 07 degrees 05'15'' East, to the point of tangency and for the point of beginning; thence South 37 degrees 54'45'' West along said right of way line, 215.00 feet; thence North 52 degrees 05'15'' West departing said Northwesterly right of way line, 5.00 feet; thence North 37 degrees 54'45'' East, parallel with said Northwesterly right of way line 215.00 feet; thence South 52 degrees 05'15'' East, 5.00 feet to the point of beginning. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. DATED this 15th day of June, 2011. ``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, no later than five (5) days prior to this proceeding.'' BOB GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk 1050Legals LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Classified ads get fast results

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C M Y K Page 12ANews-Sun Sunday, July 10, 2011www.newssun.co m HIGHLANDS COUNTYBOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GENERAL SERVICES / PURCHASING REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR DESIGN-BUILD SERVICES The Board of County Commissioners, Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive proposals in the County Purchasing Department for the following requirement:RFP 11-048 DESIGN … BUILD SERVICES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PROFESSIONAL OFFICE BUILDING FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTYS OFFICE OF THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS Specific proposals are not solicited at this time. Specifications may be obtained by downloading from our website: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net or by contacting: Danielle Gilbert, Acting Director, Highlands County General Services/Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 Telephone: 863-4026524; Fax: 863-402-6735, or by E-Mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:dgilbert@hcbcc.org" dgilbert@hcbcc.org Vendor qualification and selection shall be based on the evaluation process and criteria stated in the RFP. A MANDATORY PreProposal conference will be held on Wednesday; JULY 13TH, 2011 at 10:00 A.M. in the County Engineers Conference / Training Room, (Annex Building) 505 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. Proposal submissions must be sealed and marked with the name of the proposer, and the RFP number and title RFP 11-048 DESIGN … BUILD SERVICES FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF A PROFESSIONAL OFFICE BUILDING FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTYS OFFICE OF THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS Ž so as to identify the enclosed proposal. Each submittal shall include (1) one original and (10) ten copies of the proposal. Proposals must be delivered to Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803, so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., Thursday, A UGUST 4TH, 2011, at which time they will be opened. Proposals received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for the late deliveries of proposals that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service. One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at the above bid opening. Highlands County Local Preference Policy will apply to the award of this bid. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award is made, will be made 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 A mericans 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: mbruns@hcbcc.org. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service.Board of County Commissioners, Purchasing Department, Highlands County, Florida Website: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net July 3, 10, 2011 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsHIGHLANDS COUNTYBOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERSGENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING INVITATION TO BID (ITB) The Board of County Commissioners, Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, (COUNTY) will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for: ITB … 11-049 US-27 AT SEBRING LAKES BOULEVARD, STREET LIGHTING PROJECT No. 08019, FM No. 414512258-01 Specifications may be obtained by downloading from our website: www.hcbcc.net or by contacting: Danielle Gilbert, A ssistant Director, Highlands County General Services / Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 Telephone: 863-402-6524, E-Mail: dgilbert@hcbcc.org A NON-MANDATORY Pre-Bid meeting will be held at Wednesday; JULY 13TH, 2011 at 1:00 P.M. in the Engineering Conference Room, 505 South Commerce A venue, Sebring, Florida 33870. All potential bidders are encouraged attend this meeting. Submit one (1) original and two (2) 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 to identify the enclosed bid submittal. Bids must be delivered to Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., Thursday, AUGUST 4TH, 2011 at which time they will be opened. Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The COUNTY 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. 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. 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 install highway lighting system at the intersection of US 27 AT SEBRING LAKES BOULEVARD in accordance with the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction (2010 Edition), FDOT Design Standards for Design, Construction, Maintenance and Utility Operations on the State Highway System (2010 Edition), and highway lighting construction plans.The 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 COUNTY reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. 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: mbruns@hcbcc.org. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners, Purchasing Department, Highlands County, Florida Website: HYPERLINK"http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net July 3, 10, 2011IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 11-248 GCS IBERIABANK, Plaintiff, v. JOY THOMPSON; DEROY THOMPSON; SPRING LAKE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT; A ND SPRING LAKE PROPERTY ASSOCIATION, INC. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DEROY THOMPSON, and to all parties claiming interest by, through, under or against Defendants, and all parties having or claiming to have any right, title or interest in the property herein described. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that you have been designated as defendant in a legal proceeding filed against you for Foreclosure. The action involves real property in Highlands County, Florida, more fully described as follows: Lot 25, Block A, Spring Lake Village VI, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 21 of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. The action was instituted in the Circuit Court, Highlands County, Florida, and is styled Iberiabank, v. Joy Thompson, DeRoy Thompson and Spring Lake Improvement District and Spring Lake Property Association, Inc. You are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to the action on Jason R. Mosley, Esquire of Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, PLC, Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 118 East Garden Street, Pensacola, FL 32502, on or before 30 days after the first date of publication which is August 11, 2011, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Jason R. Mosley, Esquire of Galloway, Johnson, Tompkins, Burr & Smith, PLC, or immediately after service; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. The Court has authority in this suit to enter a j udgment or decree in the Plaintiff's interest which will be binding upon you. DATED: June 30, 2011 ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk July 10, 17, 2011 1050LegalsDUMMY 09 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 00009904

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, July 10, 2011Page 13 A 1998 CHRYSLERConcorde White, 4 door, A/C, new tires, needs battery. $1200 obo. 863-452-0027 or 863-873-0627. Leave message. 9450Automotive for Sale 9000 TransportationTERRY 26'Fifth Wheel Camper, Sleeps 6. Air & heat work great, awning, fifth wheel incl. 13' slide out. $5000.obo. Call 863-453-0037. 8400RecreationalVehiclesFISHER 16'Bass Boat. 40hp. Mercury motor, new 24v trolling motor, new depth finder. $2900. Call 863-699-5517 8050Boats & Motors 8000 RecreationWORLD'S BESTMANGOS Haden / Lake Jackson Call or Text 863-381-5034 7540Fresh Fruits &Vegetables PUPPIES AMERICANBulldog/Blue Pit. To good homes only! Asking $85 Call 863-399-0568 PUPPIES AKC/ Golden Retriever. Blonde. Health cert. Parents on premises. 8 weeks old. $950. 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C M Y K Page 14ANews-SunSunday, July 10, 2011www.newssun.com W ARREN'S AUTO SALES #2; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, back of weather page; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 8 8 7 7 B OWYER PHYSICAL THERAPY; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, weather page; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 9 2 2 TODAYA couple of afternoon thunderstorms9 / 77W inds: SW at 4-8 mphPartly sunny with a t-storm or two9 3 / 77W inds: SW at 4-8 mphMONDAYA couple of afternoon thunderstorms9 / 77W inds: SSW at 6-12 mphTUESDAYPartly sunny, a t-storm possible9 / 76W inds: SW at 6-12 mphWEDNESDAYSome sun with t-storms possible9 / 76W inds: S at 6-12 mphTHURSDAY C ityHi/Lo/WHi/Lo/WHi/Lo/WCityHi/Lo/WHi/Lo/WHi/Lo/W TodayMon.Tue.TodayMon.Tue. Washington 94/72 NewYork 85/72 Miami 90/80 Atlanta 94/76 Detroit 88/71 H ouston 97/75 Chicago 89/74 Minneapolis 90/73 Kansas City 94/75 El Paso 97/77 Denver 93/62 Billings 84/59 Los Angeles 82/63 San Francisco 63/54 S eattle 75/54 Washington 94/72 NewYork 85/72 Miami 90/80 Atlanta 94/76 Detroit 88/71 Houston 97/75 Chicago 89/74 Minneapolis 90/73 Kansas City 94/75 El Paso 97/77 Denver 93/62 B illings 8 4/59 Los Angeles 82/63 San Francisco 6 3/54 Seattle 75/54 H igh pressure will continue to promote dry and mostly sunny weather across the Northeast today. While the h umidity level will remain fairly comfortable, temperatures will still be very warm across the southern mid-Atlantic. Meanwhile, highs will be in the upper 70s and lower 80s across much of New England. Steamy air from the Gulf of Mexico will surge toward a cold front stretched across the Deep South. Scattered thunderstorms will continue as a result across the Gulf states to North Carolina. U.S. Cities N ational Forecast for July 10S hown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.C ityHi/Lo/WHi/Lo/WHi/Lo/WCityHi/Lo/WHi/Lo/WHi/Lo/W T odayMon.Tue.TodayMon.Tue. World Cities National SummaryCityHi/Lo/WHi/Lo/WHi/Lo/WCityHi/Lo/WHi/Lo/WHi/Lo/W T odayMon.Tue.TodayMon.Tue. Weather (Wssunny, pcpartly cloudy, ccloudy, shshowers, tthunderstorms, rrain, sfsnow urries, snsnow, iice. A lbuquerque93/71/t92/69/t89/70/t A tlanta94/76/t95/78/t99/78/pc B altimore91/68/s94/72/pc92/70/t B irmingham96/77/t99/77/t100/78/s B oston82/65/s87/70/pc88/67/t C harlotte92/70/t94/72/s96/74/t C heyenne88/59/pc87/59/t83/60/t C hicago89/74/pc89/70/t86/61/s C leveland87/67/pc91/72/t83/60/pc C olumbus90/68/pc95/75/pc91/65/t Dallas104/78/s104/79/s104/79/s Denver93/62/t93/63/t91/63/t Detroit88/71/pc91/72/t86/62/s Harrisburg90/67/s94/71/pc93/66/t Honolulu88/74/s88/75/s89/74/s Houston97/75/pc97/77/pc97/77/s Indianapolis90/72/pc92/75/pc90/70/t Jackson, MS97/75/t99/76/pc99/75/s Kansas City94/75/s95/75/pc95/72/pc Lexington94/70/pc98/75/pc95/70/t Little Rock100/77/s101/78/s102/78/s L os Angeles82/63/pc80/63/pc79/62/pc L ouisville94/75/pc97/80/pc96/74/t M emphis100/81/s101/81/s100/81/pc M ilwaukee84/70/t84/68/t76/59/s M inneapolis90/73/t87/66/pc81/63/s N ashville98/75/pc99/79/pc99/78/t N ew Orleans94/78/t93/78/t97/79/t N ew York City85/72/s90/74/pc87/70/t N orfolk86/70/pc90/73/s95/77/t O klahoma City104/74/s102/74/s100/74/s Philadelphia90/71/s93/73/pc91/72/t Phoenix106/88/pc102/86/t105/85/s Pittsburgh88/67/s90/68/pc86/60/t Portland, ME80/58/s82/64/pc82/61/t Portland, OR80/58/s76/59/pc74/55/c Raleigh94/72/pc94/74/s97/74/t Rochester82/64/pc91/69/t86/58/pc St. Louis96/79/pc98/80/pc94/77/t San Francisco63/54/pc63/53/pc63/53/pc Seattle75/54/pc74/55/pc71/54/c Wash., DC94/72/s96/75/pc93/74/t C ape Coral92/78/t92/77/t92/77/t C learwater92/80/t91/80/t93/80/t C oral Springs90/77/t89/78/t91/77/pc D aytona Beach92/76/t91/76/t91/76/t Ft. Laud. Bch90/81/t88/79/t89/80/pc Fort Myers92/78/t93/77/t91/78/t Gainesville93/74/t93/75/t93/74/t Hollywood90/79/t91/77/t90/78/pc Homestead AFB89/79/t87/78/t89/78/pc Jacksonville93/76/t93/76/t93/76/pc K ey West91/81/t90/83/t90/82/pc M iami90/80/t91/79/t92/79/pc O keechobee89/74/t89/74/t90/74/t O rlando93/76/t94/76/t95/75/t P embroke Pines90/79/t91/77/t90/78/pc St. Augustine90/76/t91/76/t90/76/t St. Petersburg92/80/t91/80/t93/80/t Sarasota92/77/t91/77/t91/78/t Tallahassee97/76/t96/77/t97/77/pc Tampa91/78/t91/78/t91/78/t W. Palm Bch89/77/t90/77/t90/77/pc W inter Haven94/78/t93/77/t94/76/t Acapulco88/79/t88/78/t88/79/t A thens92/76/s94/76/s95/78/s Beirut90/75/s88/73/s87/74/sB erlin77/63/sh74/58/r79/62/sh Bermuda80/73/pc77/72/r80/74/s C algary74/51/pc76/55/t76/51/pc Dublin65/48/sh63/52/pc66/51/shE dmonton67/48/t72/53/t72/55/pc Freeport91/78/pc91/78/s91/77/pc G eneva73/59/t81/61/s81/64/t Havana91/74/t91/73/t88/73/t H ong Kong91/81/t90/81/t88/81/t Jerusalem85/64/s86/64/s86/63/s J ohannesburg55/37/s57/38/s57/39/s Kiev82/61/pc81/62/pc82/64/pc L ondon73/55/sh73/57/pc72/54/pc Montreal83/69/s83/68/t81/59/sM oscow73/60/sh82/62/pc83/62/pc Nice83/68/s84/69/s84/69/pc O ttawa79/66/pc78/62/t81/60/s Quebec78/64/s79/64/t79/55/pc R io de Janeiro84/73/s86/72/pc83/72/s Seoul81/73/r84/73/r84/75/t S ingapore88/81/t90/79/t90/79/sh Sydney63/45/s61/43/s63/45/s T oronto87/71/pc88/66/t81/59/s Vancouver67/57/pc69/57/c67/57/c V ienna89/70/t84/63/t84/68/s Warsaw80/60/t79/61/t75/55/s W innipeg84/59/pc76/55/s85/62/s A l manac Readings at Palm Beach High.............................................. 4:36 a.m. Low............................................. 10:49 a.m. High.............................................. 5:34 p.m. Low............................................. 11:22 p.m. Sun and some clouds today with a couple of thunderstorms around in the afternoon. A thunderstorm around this evening. A couple of thunderstorms around tomorrow. Tuesday: a couple of afternoon showers and a thunderstorm. Lightning struck the Picatinny Army Arsenal in New Jersey on July 10, 1926, triggering a massive explosion and re in an ammunition d ump. More than 12 people were killed. A couple of thunderstorms this afternoon. Winds southwest 4-8 mph. Expect 4-8 hours of sunshine with a 60% chance of precipitation and average relative humidity 65%. t&WFOBEESFTTFTNBZXBUFSPO5IVSTEBZBOE Sunday. t0EEBEESFTTFTNBZXBUFSPO8FEOFTEBZ and Saturday. t"MMXBUFSJOHTIPVMEUBLFQMBDFCFGPSF a.m. and after 4 p.m. FullLastNewFirst July 15July 23July 30Aug 6 T odayMonday S unrise6:41 a.m.6:41 a.m. S unset8:22 p.m.8:21 p.m. Moonrise4:11 p.m.5:14 p.m. Moonset2:16 a.m.3:07 a.m.Forecasts and graphics provided by AccuWeather, Inc. Jacksonville 93/76 Gainesville 93/74 Ocala 9 3/75 Daytona Beach 92/76 Orlando 93/76 Winter Haven 9 4/78 Tampa 91/78 Clearwater 92/80 St. Petersburg 9 2/80 Sarasota 92/77 Fort Myers 92/78 Naples 91/76 Okeechobee 89/74 West Palm Beach 89/77 Fort Lauderdale 90/81 Miami 90/80 Tallahassee 97/76 Apalachicola 92/77 Pensacola 94/79 Key West Avon Park 93/77 Sebring 93/77 Lorida 92/77 Lake Placid 93/77 Venus 93/77 B righton 91/76 T idesReadings at St. Petersburg High.............................................. 9:45 a.m. Low............................................... 2:46 a.m. High..................................................... none Low............................................... 6:03 p.m. UV Index TodayT he higher the AccuWeather.com UV Indexn umber, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0 -2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8-10 Very High; 11+ Extreme 10 a.m.Noon2 p.m.4 p.m. 6 10 10 6 Weather History F arm Report Sun and Moon Florida Cities W ater Restrictions Regional SummaryShown is todays weather. Temperatures a re todays highs and t onights lows.F ive-Day forecast for Highlands County 91/81 L ake Levels Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 Lake Okeechobee ................................. 9.89 Normal............................................... 14.51 Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterdayT emperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHigh Tuesday ......................................... 94 Low Tuesday .......................................... 72 H igh Wednesday .................................... 93 Low Wednesday ..................................... 72 High Thursday ..................................... N.A. L ow Thursday ...................................... N.A.Heat IndexFor 3 p.m. todayRelative humidity .................................. 54% Expected air temperature ....................... 92 Makes it feel like .................................. 102BarometerT uesday ...............................................29.88 Wednesday .........................................29.84 T hursday............................................... N.A.PrecipitationTuesday ...............................................0.00 W ednesday .........................................0.07 Thursday............................................. 0.00 Month to date ..................................... 1.31 Y ear to date ....................................... 23.66

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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING – The long drive from the Panhandle, perhaps, set the tone as Paxton would surely like to make the trip last. The first four innings of Saturday’s Dixie Boys State Tournament opener against Lake Placid alone took nearly two hours. But having made a 15minute trip from just down US 27, the Junior Dragon AllStars were using that time to build up a 6-0 lead before closing it out in a comparatively quick final few innings for a 6-2 win. “The kids were real excited to win the district, so we had to keep them going once we got here,” head coach Don Cram said. Some control issues and a tight strike zone plagued LP starter Justin LaRosa early, though he worked around two walks in the top of the first to escape without any damage. And while they had slugged their way to the District 8 Tournament title, Lake Placid then got on the board somewhat unconventionally. With one out, LaRosa beat out an infield single and then stole second and third before Justin Mason got plunked by a pitch. Mason then stole second to put runners on second and third when Scott Colley laid down a bunt. LaRosa didn’t break for the plate on the bunt itself, but as soon as Paxton catcher Logan Ansley fielded it and began his throw to first, it was a mad sprint home that tallied the opening run. LaRosa seemed to be back in control as he struck out the first Paxton batter of the second, on three pitches, but he walked the next three hitters in a row. Fortunately, LPcatcher Velazquez nabbed a runner trying to steal third and LaRosa induced a grounder to Colley at second to get out of the inning. Paul Cantwell then got the ball rolling for Lake Placid in the bottom of the frame, leading off with a double to the right-center field gap. Cantwell moved to third on a passed ball as Brett DiDomenico drew a base on balls and when the duo pulled off a double steal, Cantwell came in to make it 2-0. With one out, Tyler Farme r took one for the team to reach and LaRosa’s swinging bun t got him on board to load the bases. SPORTS B SECTION Inside This Section Yao retires . . .3B Ranger fan . . .3B Ohio State vacates wins . . .4B Damon eyes 3,000 too . . .4B News-Sun Sunday, July 10, 2011 News-Sun file photos by DAN HOEHNE A bove: Jesse Bakers potent bat earned him a nod to the FACA Class 5A All-State team, leading a trio of Sebring players being named to the squad. Above center: Evan Lewiss all-around play at the plate and patrolling center f ield added his name to the list as did, above far right, Corbin Hoffner, who will also take his game to St. Petersburg College next season. Below: Lake Placids Colby Delaney combined a powerful bat and overpowering right arm on the mound to be named to the FACA Class 3A AllState team. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comTaking external voices and politics out of the process, the recently released Florida Athletic Coaches Association’s All-State team could well be as prestigious an honor as a high school baseball player can get. Being recognized for your play on the field, and your play alone, is the sort of respect one can hope for, and four Highlands County players received as three Sebring players, Jesse Baker, Corbin Hoffner and Evan Lewis, made the Class 5Ateam and Colby Delaney, from Lake Placid, earned a spot on the Class 3Ateam. Astrong, middle-of-thelineup hitter with tremendous power potential, Delaney, perhaps, was even more of a force on the mound, going 51 with a 2.20 ERA. And it is on the mound where he will be doing most of his work next season at Warner University in Lake Wales.. “It’s a great feeling to know that all my and my teams hard work helped me achieve this,” Delaney said. “Without my teammates behind me I’d be nothing. And I have to thank my family and coach (Dan) Coomes for being behind me with everything I do. I couldn’t have asked for a better senior year surrounded by great people.” “He’s the first to make it since I’ve been here,” coach Coomes said. “I’ve had him play for me for four years. He’s a good kid and a hard worker. It’s a great accomplishment and I’m real proud of him.” Similarly, Sebring’s Hoffner was a dual threat, both at the plate and on the mound, batting .351 and driving in a team-high 29 runs and going 6-1 with a 2.01 ERAand 53 strikeouts to just 15 walks. Hoffner also had the honor of playing in the FACAAllStar Baseball Classic and signed on to play at St. Petersburg College next year. “It’s just been an awesome senior year,” the 6-foot-5 right-hander said. “It’s an honor to have been named to the All-State team.” Lewis was a multiple threat of a different type. Ahigh-average, .325, geton-base type, .462 on base percentage, with a good eye, more walks than strikeouts, Lewis is a threat on the bases and scored a team-high 35 runs. He also combines a little pop to go with his speed as he hit two triples and three home runs, while also covering the vast expanse of center field where there was rarely a fly ball, line drive or gapper he couldn’t get to. Another dual threat, Baker combined a strong bat while handling the most demanding position on the field, catcher. He hammered 32 hits in 90 at bats for a .355 average, with 5 home runs, 12 doubles and 26 RBI. Baker was no slow-footed squatter either, swiping fou r bases. Meanwhile, behind the plate, only four bases were stolen against him all season as he nabbed 12 other wouldbe base stealers. “Being in this little area, it feels real good to know tha t coaches noticed not only me but my teammates too,” Baker said. He is headed to Daytona State next year, on an academic scholarship rather than an athletic one. “I’m going for academics, but I’m not leaving baseball behind,” he said. “I’m going in as a preferred walk-on.” Four named to FACA All-State News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN Isiah Velazquez slides home just ahead the tag of Paxtons catcher Logan Ansley during Lake Placids 6-2 win in the opening round of the Dixie Boys State Tournament at the Max Long Recreational Complex Saturday morning. ‘ Without my teammates behind me, I’d be nothing. ’COLBYDELANEY FACAAll-State team member News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN Justin LaRosa went the first two innings on the mound and scored Lake Placids opening run in Saturdays win. Lake Placid All-Stars continue to roll See LP, Page 4B Lake Placid6Paxton2

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C M Y K YMCA Volleyball TournamentSEBRING – The Highlands County Family YMCAis hosting a 4-on-4 hardcourt volleyball tournament on Tuesday, July 12, from 6 p.m. until the last team is standing, for ages 15 and up. Teams are made up of four individuals. Gift certificates from local restaurants will be awarded as prizes. Any questions, call 382-9622.YMCA Sampler CampThe Highlands County Family YMCA is hosting a Sports Sampler Camp July 11-15 from 8:30am-Noon. This is a great opportunity for your child to “sample” Basketball, Tennis, Soccer and Volleyball. The camp will include swim time, team building activities, lunch and a camp Tshirt. Questions call 382-9622.Lake Placid Youth BowlingLAKE PLACID – The Royal Palms Youth Bowling League, for ages 7 and up, begins its’new season Saturday, Sept. 3. The sign-up fee is $25, which includes a shirt, and new bowlers are welcome. Bowling is every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. through December 10. Weekly cost is $11 and includes three games of bowling, shoes and prize fund. All Youth Bowlers are also eligible for reduced rate open bowling, though some restrictions may apply, and free bowling with instruction on Friday’s from 4-6 p.m. – must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call Frank Peterson at 382-9541, or Donna Stanley at 441-4897.Panther Volleyball CampsAVONPARK – This summer the South Florida Community College volleyball program has more camps to offer than ever before. If there is a camp date that you could attend but the age group is different than yours please call and special arrangements could be made. Individual private sessions for indoor and sand are available year-round. July 2011 Sand:11-14 (4 days) Monday-Thursday, 8:30 -10:30 a.m. (Grades 9-12) $60 Indoor:11-14 (4 days) MondayThursday, 11:30-1:30 p.m. (Grades 5-12) $60 –Attend Both Sand and Indoor camps July 11-14: $100 Indoor: 25-28 (4 days) MondayThursday Morning Session (Grades 5-8) 9:3011:30 a.m. $60 Afternoon Session (Grades 9-12) 24:30 p.m. $75 Contact Coach Crawford with any questions at kim.crawford@southflorida.edu cell: 863-835-2377, or Office: 863-784-7037.Sebring Summer SwimSEBRING– The summer season for swimming is upon us as the Sebring High School pool is open to the public. Pool hours for open swim will be 67:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-3 p.m. Saturday’s and Sunday’s – additional hours will be added once school is out. Cost is $2 per swimmer with big savings for frequent swimmers. Afamily pass can be bought for $50 for the first swimmer and $15 for each additional family member. Swimming lessons will also be available with four separate sessions throughout the summer for eight differents levels of instruction, ranging from Adult Beginner, Parent and Tot, Fundamentals, Introduction to Water Skills, Pre-School Aquatics, Fundamental Aquatic Skills, Stroke Development, Improvment and Refinement, Personal Water Safety and Diving Fundamentals and Fitness. Session 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, Tuesday’s and Thursday’s 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 a t jackie_coyne@yahoo.com .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 mee t from 10 a.m.-Noon, while Intermediates, grades 7 and 8, meet from 1-3 p.m. At the conclusion of the week, 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 Tournamen t presented by AXAAdvisors LLC and Home Depot is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20 at Sun ’n Lake. The tourney will once again feature a four-man scramble with $75 entry fees. That includes range balls, golf, food and drink on the course and the pre-tourney mixer on Friday night with grea t appetizers. There will also once again be a silen t auction featuring autographed sports memorabilia from people like Tim Tebow, Jimbo Fisher, Will Muschamp, Nick Saban and many others. Hole sponsorships are available fo r $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 even t in support of the Warrior Football program will be held Saturday, August 27, a t 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 Webbe r Football’s scrimmage immediately following golf tournament at WIU campus. Make checks payable to: Webbe r Football, 1201 N. Scenic Highway, Babson Park, FL33827; e-mail: Vothdw@webber.edu ; or call (863) 7341529 for more information. AMERICAN LEAGUEEAST WLPCTGB Boston5335.602„ New York5135.5931 Tampa Bay4939.5574 Toronto4347.47811 Baltimore3650.41916 Central Division WLPctGB Cleveland4740.540„ Detroit4842.5331‡2Chicago4347.47851‡2Minnesota4047.4607 Kansas City3653.40412 West Division WLPctGB Texas4941.544„ Los Angeles4842.5331 Seattle4346.48351‡2Oakland3951.43310___Thursdays Games Tampa Bay 5, N.Y. Yankees 1 Cleveland 5, Toronto 4 Boston 10, Baltimore 4 Texas 6, Oakland 0 Detroit 3, Kansas City 1 Minnesota 6, Chicago White Sox 2 L.A. Angels 5, Seattle 1 Fridays Games Toronto 11, Cleveland 7 Tampa Bay at New York, ppd., rain Boston 10, Baltimore 3 Texas 8, Oakland 5 Detroit 6, Kansas City 4 Minnesota 8, Chicago White Sox 5 L.A. Angels 4, Seattle 3 Saturdays Games Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees, late Minnesota at Chicago White Sox, late Toronto at Cleveland, late Baltimore at Boston, late Detroit at Kansas City, late Oakland at Texas, late Seattle at L.A. Angels, late Sundays Games Tampa Bay (Shields 8-6) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 12-4), 1:05 p.m. Toronto (Cecil 1-4) at Cleveland (C.Carrasco 8-5), 1:05 p.m. Baltimore (Atkins 0-0) at Boston (Weiland 0-0), 1:35 p.m. Detroit (Verlander 11-4) at Kansas City (Francis 3-9), 2:10 p.m. Minnesota (Swarzak 1-2) at Chicago White Sox (Peavy 4-2), 2:10 p.m. Oakland (Cahill 8-6) at Texas (M.Harrison 6-7), 3:05 p.m. Seattle (F.Hernandez 8-7) at L.A. Angels (Haren 9-5), 3:35 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEAST WLPCTGB Philadelphia5633.629„ Atlanta5337.58931‡2New York4643.51710 Washington4545.500111‡2Florida4148.46115 Central Division WLPctGB Milwaukee4842.533„ Pittsburgh4642.5231 St. Louis4743.5221 Cincinnati4446.4894 Chicago3654.40012 Houston3060.33318 West Division WLPctGB San Francisco5040.556„ Arizona4941.5441 Colorado4247.47271‡2San Diego4050.44410 Los Angeles3951.43311 ___ Thursdays Games Atlanta 6, Colorado 3 Chicago Cubs 10, Washington 9 Florida 5, Houston 0 Milwaukee 5, Cincinnati 4 Arizona 4, St. Louis 1 L.A. Dodgers 6, N.Y. Mets 0 San Francisco 2, San Diego 1 Fridays Games Philadelphia 3, Atlanta 2, 10 innings Pittsburgh 7, Chicago Cubs 4 Colorado 3, Washington 2 Florida 6, Houston 3 Milwaukee 8, Cincinnati 7 Arizona 7, St. Louis 6 L.A. Dodgers 1, San Diego 0 N.Y. Mets 5, San Francisco 2 Saturdays Games Atlanta at Philadelphia, late San Diego at L.A. Dodgers, late Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, late Colorado at Washington, late Cincinnati at Milwaukee, late Houston at Florida, late Arizona at St. Louis, late N.Y. Mets at San Francisco, late Sundays Games Houston (W.Rodriguez 6-5) at Florida (Volstad 4-8), 1:10 p.m. Atlanta (D.Lowe 5-6) at Philadelphia (Hamels 10-4), 1:35 p.m. Chicago Cubs (R.Ortiz 0-1) at Pittsburgh (Maholm 5-9), 1:35 p.m. Colorado (Chacin 8-6) at Washington (Zimmermann 5-7), 1:35 p.m. Cincinnati (Willis 0-0) at Milwaukee (Wolf 6-6), 2:10 p.m. Arizona (Duke 2-3) at St. Louis (J.Garcia 8-3), 2:15 p.m. San Diego (Stauffer 5-5) at L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 5-9), 4:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 5-7) at San Francisco (Cain 7-5), 8:05 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA New York6310283423 Philadelphia746272116 Columbus756272119 Sporting K.C.566212223 Houston468202122 D.C.457192329 Chicago2412181922 Toronto FC389181734 New England387161624WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Los Angeles929362515 FC Dallas1044342617 Seattle848322518 Real Salt Lake736272112 Colorado559242022 Chivas USA576212322 San Jose566212221 Portland583181928 Vancouver298141826 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ Wednesdays Games New York 5, Toronto FC 0 Sporting Kansas City 1, Colorado 1, tie Columbus 1, Vancouver 0 Chivas USA 2, San Jose 0 Saturdays Games Chivas USA at Sporting Kansas City, late D.C. United at New York, late Toronto FC at Houston, late FC Dallas at Real Salt Lake, late Vancouver at Colorado, late Chicago at Los Angeles, late Philadelphia at San Jose, late Sundays Games Seattle FC at Portland, 4 p.m. Saturday, July 16 Colorado at Seattle FC, 4 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Vancouver, 4 p.m. San Jose at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at Houston, 8:30 p.m. D.C. United at FC Dallas, 9 p.m. New York at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, July 17 Philadelphia at New England, 7 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Indiana83.727„ Connecticut63.6671 New York65.5452 Chicago56.4553 Atlanta37.30041‡2Washington27.2225WESTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB San Antonio73.700„ Minnesota63.6671‡2Phoenix74.6361‡2Seattle54.55611‡2Los Angeles45.44421‡2Tulsa110.09161‡2___ Fridays Games New York 76, San Antonio 73 Phoenix 86, Tulsa 78 Saturdays Games Washington at Indiana, late Connecticut at Minnesota, late Atlanta at Chicago, late Los Angeles at Seattle, late Sundays Games Chicago at New York, 4 p.m. Tulsa at Phoenix, 6 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League BOSTON RED SOX…Recalled RHP Kyle Weiland from Pawtucket (IL). CLEVELAND INDIANS…Called up INF Luis Valbuena from Columbus (IL_). Optioned RHP Zach McAllister to Columbus. LOS ANGELES ANGELS…Called up OF Mike Trout from Arkansas (TL). TAMPA BAY RAYS…Signed RHP Abrahan Rodriguez. TEXAS RANGERS…Placed INF Andres Blanco on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of INF Omar Quintanilla from Round Rock (PCL). Transferred RHP Scott Feldman to the 60-day DL. Announced RHP Dave Bush cleared unconditional release waivers and is a free agent. National League CHICAGO CUBS…Released OF Fernando Perez. COLORADO ROCKIES…Placed OF Charlie Blackmon on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Cole Garner from Colorado Springs (PCL). NEW YORK METS…Agreed to terms with RHP Matthew Budgell. PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES…Placed OF Shane Victorino on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 4. Recalled INF Pete Orr from Lehigh Valley (IL). SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS…Placed 2B Bill Hall on the 15-day DL. Recalled SS Mike Fontenot from Fresno (PCL). WASHINGTON NATIONALS … Placed C Ivan Rodriguuez on the 15-day DL, retroactive to July 7. Recalled X Jesus Flores from Syracuse (IL).BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association SACRAMENTO KINGS…Named Chris Clark director of public relations for Kings and Maloof Sports & Entertainment.FOOTBALLArena Football League ARIZONA RATTLERS…Signed WR Chris Jackson.HOCKEYNational Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS…Signed RW Brian McGrattan to a one-year contract. CAROLINA HURRICANES…Agreed to terms with D Brett Bellemore on a twoyear contract. DETROIT RED WINGS…Named Bill Peters and Jeff Blashill assistant coaches and signed them to three-year contracts. LOS ANGELES KINGS…Agreed to terms with D Alec Martinez on a two-year contract. NASHVILLE PREDATORS…Agreed to terms with F Sergei Kostitsyn on a oneyear contract. NEW YORK RANGERS…Agreed to terms with D Michael Sauer and F Artem Anisimov. OTTAWA SENATORS…Signed F Mark Parrish and G Mike McKenna to a oneyear contract. SAN JOSE SHARKS…Re-signed F Benn Ferriero to a one-year contract. WINNIPEG JETS…Traded F Danick Paquette and a 2012 fourth-round draft pick to Washington for C Eric Fehr.COLLEGENCAA…Placed West Virginias football program on two years probation. CLEMSON…Named Bert Henderson director of planned giving, Travis Furbee director of IPTAYs Annual Fund and Tee Butters mens graduate assistant basketball coach. COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON…Named Will Bryan associate director of athletics communications. GEORGE WASHINGTON…Named Christopher Boyer deputy director of athletics for external relations. GEORGIA…Announced RB Caleb King is academically ineligible for the 2011 season. JACKSONVILLE STATE…Named Joseph Goodson volleyball coach. LOYOLA-MARYLAND…Named Jake Lawrence womens volleyball coach and Bryan Harkin and Kyle Swarts mens assistant soccer coaches. LSU…Announced SS Austin Nola will return next season. OHIO STATE…Announced it will vacate all wins from the 2010 football season and placed its football program on two years probation. QUEENS (NY)…Named China Jude assistant vice president of athletics, effective Aug. 1. SAVANNAH STATE…Named Damon Evans consultant. UC DAVIS…Named Chris Davis men's assistant basketball coach. SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD S S O F T B A L L MO N D A Y 1 0 0 p m All-Star Legends and Celebrity Game . . . E S P N M A J O R L E A G U E S O C C E R SU N D A Y 4 4 p m Seattle at Portland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P NA U T O R A C I N G SU N D A Y N o o n Formual One Racing … … British Grand Prix F O X 1 1 p m ALMS … Northeast Grand Prix . . . . . . . E S P N 2 9 9 p m NHRA …Route 66 Nationals . . . . . . . . E S P N 2M A J O R L E A G U E B A S E B A L L SU N D A Y 1 1 p m Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees . . . . . . . . . . . S U N 1 : 3 0 0 p m Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . W G N 1 : 3 0 0 p m Atlanta at Philadelphia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T B S 8 8 p m N.Y. Mets at San Francisco . . . . . . . . . . . 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C M Y K By STEPHEN HAWKINS Associated PressARLINGTON, Texas — Go to the ballpark and catch a foul ball: It’s what every fan wants to do. And so it was for 6-yearold Cooper Stone. He and his dad even stopped to buy a new glove on the way to the Texas Rangers’game Thursday night. Even better, their seats were in the left-field stands, shouting distance from Cooper’s favorite player, reigning ALMVPJosh Hamilton. Maybe, just maybe, he would throw one their way. In the second inning, he did. Hamilton grabbed a foul ball that ricocheted into left field, and tossed it into the stands. The boy’s father, 6-foot-3 Shannon Stone, caught it, tumbled over a 33-inch-tall railing and plunged 20 feet onto concrete below, right in front of his son. The 39-year-old firefighter died a short time later at a hospital. “That’s what they were there for, was to catch a ball,” Shannon Stone’s mother, Suzann, said. “Cooper loves baseball and he’s a big Josh Hamilton fan. Had his j ersey.” Pitching great Nolan Ryan, now the team’s president, said the tragedy “hits us at our roots of who we are.” “We’re about making memories, family entertainment,” he said. “I certainly understand — and I’m no different than our fan base — when I was younger and I went to the ballpark my hope was to get a foul ball. “You can see how many people come into our ballpark with gloves, just hoping to have that opportunity. That’s just part of the experience of being there.” On Friday, players had the option of getting grief counseling, and they wore black ribbons on their uniforms. At Rangers Ballpark, flags flew at half-staff and a black tarpaulin covered the gap where Stone fell. Amoment of silence was observed before the Rangers and Oakland Athletics played the second game of their series. Hamilton, still grappling with the aftermath of the wrenching night, said Friday he could hear the boy screaming for his dad after Stone fell. The player said he remembers the fall “like it happened in slow motion.” Jenny Stone, the victim’s 36-year-old widow, worried how her only son would recover from the horror of not just watching his father fall but riding in the front of the ambulance on the way to the hospital. At the request of the Stone family, MLB.com hasn’t posted video of the accident. “She’s very concerned about her son and the impact that this is having on him,” said Ryan, who spoke with her by phone in Brownwood, about 150 miles from Arlington. “She asked if I could do anything about the video footage that is being shown.” Replays showed the boy watching as his father stretched and reached out to grab the ball and then fell through a gap of several feet between the left-field seats and the 14-foot-high outfield wall that has a video scoreboard on it. All-Star closer Chris Perez of the Indians said the tragedy will make him think twice about tossing a ball to a fan. “I’m definitely going to make sure it is nowhere near a railing,” he said. “When you are a kid, it’s cool because it is a lasting memory. But when I see adults knocking one another over to get one, not an historic home run ball or something like that, but just a baseball ... well, I just shake my head.” City officials say the building code requires the guardrails to be at least 26 inches high. Ed Dryden, Arlington’s building official, said railings throughout the park are 33 inches high. There have been other falls at the 17-year-old stadium. Last July, a man survived after tumbling from an upper deck as he tried to catch a foul ball. In 1994, a woman fell about 35 feet as she posed for a picture after the Rangers’ first game at the stadium. After last year’s accident, Ryan said the team studied the railings and felt safety was adequate; he said he wasn’t prepared to say if any changes might be made now. “As an organization we are going to be looking into this because our No. 1 concern is the safety of our fans,” Ryan said. “We’ll do whatever we have to do to make this stadium as safe as we possibly can for our fans.” Major League Baseball promised a review of the accident “to ensure a safe environment for our fans.” It was the second fatal fall at a major league stadium this season. In May, a fan died after falling about 20 feet and striking his head on concrete during a game in Colorado; witnesses told police he had been trying to slide down a staircase railing and lost his balance. John McHale Jr., Major League Baseball’s executive vice president of administration, said there is no centralized process for overseeing safety at ballparks and the Texas accident might change that. He said most safety issues are left to the clubs. “There are building codes, there are local ordinances, and the clubs are responsible with complying,” he said. Shannon Stone’s mother told The Associated Press that her son and grandson were “almost attached at the hip” and went to Rangers games often, including one of the team’s World Series games last season. She was watching Thursday night and hoping she would catch a glimpse of them. “Cooper told me where they were sitting so I could look for him on television,” she said, adding that she was out of the room when her son fell. “I missed it. I didn’t see it.” Her youngest son, Chad, called afterward and broke the news to his parents. Fire officials said Stone, who witnesses said was conscious after the fall, “went into full arrest” in the ambulance and was pronounced dead at the hospital. Authorities said Friday that he died from blunt force trauma to the head caused by a fall from a height. “The Stone family is devastated by this tragedy,” according to a family statement. “The family appreciates your thoughts, kind words and prayers and asks that you respect their privacy during their difficult time.” Stone was a firefighter for 18 years. In 2007, he and another firefighter ran into a smoke-filled home in nearby Bangs to rescue a woman in her 70s, according to story in the Brownwood Bulletin. He told the paper he was only doing what any other firefighter would have. His mother said he was fun-loving and enjoyed being a father and husband. He would do all he could to make as many of Cooper’s T-ball games — even when he was on duty at the fire station. “I always told him if he wasn’t my son I would want him as my best friend,” she said, choking back sobs. “He was so good, so caring of everybody.” AP Sports Writer Ron Blum in New York, Associated Press writers Linda Stewart Ball and Diana Heidgerd in Dallas, and Betsy Blaney in Lubbock, Texas, contributed to this report. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 10, 2011Page 3B Sponsor Circus; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, sponsor circus; 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seamless p/u; 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 0 Sponsor Circus; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, sponsor circus; 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seamless p/u; 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 0 Nolan Ryan says fans widow worried about son Rangers fan dies after fall MCTphoto Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton, wearing like all the players a black ribbon in honor of Shannon Stone, who died trying to catch a ball tossed to him by Hamilton, comes in from the outfield as the Oakland Athletics visit the Texas Rangers on Friday July 8. Associated PressBEIJING — Yahoo! Sports’report that Yao Ming is retiring left saddened Chinese basketball fans in disbelief. Thousands of fans flooded online forums on Saturday reacting to the news. One wrote: “He’s China’s top athlete...it’s a pity to lose such a sports icon.” Other fans like Liu Kan, a 28-year-old security guard in central Beijing, said Chinese fans should thank the 7-foot-6 Yao for bringing a sense of pride to Chinese sports. “His retirement will be a huge loss for China since he’s one of our biggest stars,” Liu said. “The news still hasn’t sunk in, so I ‘m in denial until he officially announces his retirement.” China’s most popular online portals, sina.com and sohu.com, headlined the news of Yao’s possible retirement prominently on their homepages. “Declaring the end of a Yao era,” said the headline of a sohu.com story. Over the past nine seasons with the Houston Rockets, Yao has taken on the status of a national icon in China. He almost single-handedly expanded the NBA’s reach throughout Asia, spiking merchandise sales and TVratings for gam es after the Rockets made him the top overall pick in the 2002 draft. Yao, who turns 31 in September, has been plagued by leg and foo t injuries, missing 250 regular-season games over the past six seasons. Despite the shock, some Chinese fans felt it was time for the country nex t generation of sports stars to emerge. “It’s not healthy to put so much hope on one playe r and China is capable of producing more talent in the coming years,” said Wang, who works at an insurance company in Beijing. “As a fan, I’m sad to hear he is leaving, but this is probably for the best.” China’s official Xinhua News Agency reported Yao is expected to hold a news conference on July 20 to announce his plans. Chinese fans shocked by news of Yaos retirement MCTphoto It is, in fact, news heard around the world as Chinese fans are shocked by Yao Mings retirement.

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C M Y K By MIKE FITZPATRICK Associated PressNEWYORK — Johnny Damon has his eye on 3,000 hits, too. With former teammate Derek Jeter closing in on the milestone, Damon says he’s already started to think about his own chances of reaching the plateau. Tampa Bay’s designated hitter went into Saturday’s game against Jeter and the New York Yankees with 2,662 career hits. Damon realizes he probably needs to last at least two seasons beyond this one to get to 3,000, but the 37-yearold says people close to him are encouraging him to play long enough to do it. Mason then drew a runscoring walk and Farmer soon came home on a wild pitch for a 4-0 lead after two. Farmer then took to the mound in relief and sandwiched a fly-out and walk with strikeouts to get out of the third unscathed. Six runners then reached base and two came in during the bottom of the third, without a hit, for the Lake Placid. Velazquez walked and moved to second and then third on passed balls. Cantwell drew a walk and DiDomenico got hit by a pitch to load the bases. Aground-ball double play brought one run home before Farmer and LaRosa drew walks to load the bases yet again. Mason was then drilled in the back by a pitch to force home what would be the Dragons final run. Things would then settle in for a couple innings as both line-ups went quiet, but things got a bit dicey for Lake Placid in the sixth. With one out, Jordan Hartline reached on a dropped third strike, moved to second when a pitch got away and to third on a single to left by Jesse Whitmire. Aground out put Paxton on the board and an error allowed Whitmire to score to cut it to 6-2 before Lake Placid could get out of it. The green-clad All-Stars then looked to get those runs back as they loaded the bases with nobody out, but Paxton brought in Stephen Ratliff on to pitch and he struck out the next two before retiring the side on a grounder to second. That missed opportunity added to the drama as four straight reached base with one out in the seventh. But one of those was erased in a rundown and after Hartline’s single to center, the throw in and the relay throw home were right on and cut the runner down at the plate for the final out. “We’re still not where w e should be,” head coach Don Cram said. “We were missing some signs, but we played well and the important thing is that we didn’ t burn up any of our pitching. “Our main goal is we want to meet Sebring, so we have to make sure we win our next game.” The benefit of the win is that Lake Placid won’t play again until Monday. West Seminole and San Antonio squared of f Saturday with the winne r facing Hardee Sunday, with the winner of that contes t then meeting Lake Placid. In other games opening the Dixie Boys State action, Bartow blasted Wewa 11-1 and West Volusia walloped East Lakeland 14-0. Page 4BNews-SunSunday, July 10, 2011www.newssun.com SEBRING DISCOUNT BEVERAGE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; toma; 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 YMCA; 3.639"; 5"; Black; sports 7/10/11; 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 1 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; July ads; 0 0 0 0 9 8 3 1 DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 7/10,31; 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 5 DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 7/10,31; 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 5 SEBRING DISCOUNT BEVERAGE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; toma; 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 2 YMCA; 3.639"; 5"; Black; sports 7/10/11; 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 1 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; July ads; 0 0 0 0 9 8 3 1 By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS and RUSTYMILLER Associated PressCOLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State’s 2010 Big Ten championship, its 12-1 season, its victories over rival Michigan and in the Sugar Bowl — all gone. Coach Jim Tressel is out and so is star quarterback Terrelle Pryor. Left behind: two years of self-imposed probation. The question now is whether it will be enough to save Ohio State football from more severe penalties in an upcoming trip to see the NCAAcommittee on infractions. In response to NCAAviolations committed by football players who traded autographs and memorabilia for cash and tattoos — and by a coach who covered it up — Ohio State issued its official response on Friday. Athletic director Gene Smith hoped it would appease the NCAAethics police. The measures taken by the school included vacating all the Buckeyes’wins from last season, a year in which Ohio State captured a record-tying sixth straight Big Ten title and won an unprecedented seventh straight game over Michigan. “All I know is that this is significant,” Smith said. “A lot of people may not view it that way externally, but this is significant. When you think about all the other athletes who participated in those games, those records will be gone. ... “Might the NCAAdo more? I just can’t speculate on that.” Tressel found out in April 2010 that his players were taking improper benefits from a local tattoo-parlor owner. Despite contractual and NCAAobligations to report it, he didn’t tell anyone at the university or the NCAAfor more than nine months. And what was just a fivegame suspension for five players suddenly blossomed into a major violation that included a coach knowingly playing ineligible players throughout the 2010 season. “Coach Tressel acknowledged that when he received the information, he knew the players could not sell the memorabilia or receive preferential treatment,” Tressel said through his attorney in response to the allegations. “He also understood that the university policy called for him to notify the compliance office regarding possible violations. He has explained his thinking at the time, but offers no excuses here for his decisions.” In a reversal, Ohio State — which earlier said it had asked for Tressel’s resignation on May 30 — said Friday it had now agreed to allow him to call it a retirement. The school also said he did not have to pay a $250,000 fine levied against him for his actions. On top of that, Tressel will receive the last month of his base pay ($54,000), has agreed to cooperate when Ohio State goes before the NCAAinfractions committee on Aug. 12, and both he and the university agreed that they wouldn’t sue each other. Just last month Ohio State President E. Gordon Gee vowed that Tressel “will pay the fine.” Tressel’s attorney, Gene Marsh, confirmed to The Associated Press earlier Friday that the former coach, who led the Buckeyes to the 2002 national title, would be on hand in Indianapolis when Ohio State gets its day with the NCAA. Smith said there was no evidence whatsoever that anyone at Ohio State other than Tressel had any knowledge of the players’violations before January of this year. The response to the NCAA doesn’t mean Ohio State’s woes are over. The governing body for college sports could still impose tougher sanctions, such as a ban on postseason play and a reduction in scholarships. The NCAAis expected to hand down its sanctions six to eight weeks after the August hearing. Even though many Buckeyes fans blame the school’s compliance department for the violations, Smith said it had done its job. He promised adjustments to how athletes are monitored and educated, but said he was not displeased with compliance director Doug Archie or anyone else on his staff. He said compliance would use “a lot of different strategies” to do a better job. In arriving at the selfimposed penalties, faculty athletic representative John Bruno said Ohio State surveyed other cases. “We’ve looked at precedents around the nation for similar types of violations and sanctions that were imposed, either by the (NCAA) or self-imposed,” he said. “These seem to be quite consistent.” The scandal unfolded in two stages. First, OSU officials were told of the memorabilia trading and sales in December and suspended five players for the first five games of 2011 and one player for the opener. They had frequented a tattoo parlor and had sold autographs, signed equipment, championship rings and even a bowl sportsmanship award — all contrary to NCAA bylaws which prevent athletes from profiting off their name or fame. Then in January, the university learned that Tressel had known about the violations since April 2010. After backing him for weeks, the university pressured him to resign on Memorial Day. Smith said a continual drumbeat of revelations and allegations all but forced Ohio State to “separate” from Tressel. He said he was stunned when he learned of Tressel’s deception. “In the moment, yes, I felt betrayed. Why not bring that to me?” Smith said. “But I’ve gone on.” Officials said Friday they believed they’d uncovered all possible violations by football players. “You never know, but we’ve done a lot of due diligence,” said John Bruno, faculty athletics representative. “We looked weeks to months to find something else and nothing has come up.” Pryor was among the original group of players who was suspended for the first five games of this year. But he left OSU to try his luck in the NFLsoon after Tressel quit. The NCAAadded a fivegame suspension for yetanother player earlier this week. The current Buckeyes almost seem to be expecting more severe penalties. “We’re only promised 12 games,” safety Orhian Johnson said this week. Interim coach Luke Fickell said his players, in the midst of summer conditioning, have accepted many of the changes he has implemented in the program but no one knows how they’ll respond when the sanctions are finalized. “I think they’re buying in but you don’t know,” he said. “Until other adversity and other situations happen, you’ll see what happens.” Follow Rusty Miller on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/rustymill erap Ohio State vacates 2010 football wins, Sugar Bowl Contined from 1B LP holds off Paxton News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN Scott Colley charges this grounder for a putout in Saturdays Dixie Boys State Tournament win for Lake Placid. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN As Jeter nears 3,000 hits, Damon eyes milestone, too ‘ Might the NCAAdo more? I just can’t speculate on that. ’GENESMITH Ohio State AD

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While attending a Young Eagles program hosted by the local chapter of the Experimental Aviation Association here at Sebring Airport, I met up with a couple of skydivers and got into a conversation with them that got me to thinking of the jumps that I had made while barnstorming with a bunch of local pilots in Cincinnati during the pre-World War II years, 1939-40. These kids, about 22 or 23, were amazed when they found that I had made 147 j umps and was still living and walking. At an air show over in Panama City, I talked with the Army parachuting team and one of the guys on the team claimed to have made 1,700 jumps in his career. They sometimes jump two to three times a day so I can believe his story. When I got home and was sitting in my usual perch by the front window I started thinking back to the jumps that I had made and remembered only four that were anything but lots of fun. There was the day in Coshocton, Ohio that I was coming in too close to a set of high tension electric lines that seem to surround every airport and was lucky enough to clear them by doubling up my body and with my knees up to my chin clearing the lines and landed safely. No extra coins in the hat for all my trouble. Then there was the day at Madison, Ind., when I was test jumping two Pongee (artificial silk stuff used during World War II) Switlik chest packs. In addition to barnstorming, I also had a sales franchise from Switlik, Irwin and Pioneer Parachute Companies sell two chest packs to Charley Meadows and he asked to have them test jumped. Since I got $25 for a jump, I was glad to do the job. However, I sort of goofed in the process. This was in the month of March and as you should know winds are capricious then. However, I went up to 2,000 feet, left the plane and made a perfect landing right near the hangar, belted on the second chute and got back in the plane for the second test. We climbed to my altitude and at exactly the same place as the first jump I left the plane and then found that the wind had veered almost 90 degrees from the first jump and I was being carried way off my intended path. My descent with the fouled up wind was taking me almost a half mile from the field, over a grove of trees with one monstrous dead one sticking up that I kicked the top out of to keep from being impaled. Then the wind was taking me onto the top of a cattle barn where I landed on one side of the roof, the chute on the other and me rolling down the tin roof. As I rolled over the edge, I grabbed the rain trough, tore it from its fastening and took it to the ground with me. I fell onto a split rail fence and blacked out. Next thing I knew someone was slapping me in the face to wake me up and I was draped along the fence that I had torn up in my fall. No broken bones, just a couple of bruises and a big rip in the seat of my pants. Then there was the day at Fairview, Ind., at a county fair where I was to land on the infield of a race track. This time I just plain misjudged the wind and ended up in the woods several hundred yards from the track. No problem, just a lot of razzing from my buddies and I still got paid for the jump. This last one is a doozy. I had made a series of jumps at Hogan’s Air Field in Hamilton, Ohio. They would advertise the jump in the local paper and folks would come to the field for the show. The jump would occur about 4 p.m. I would sell ride tickets until then, then the suit-up and make the jump. Today however was something special. I was going to make a batwing jump to thrill the crowd. I had sewn webbing onto my coveralls and had wings from my wrists to my shoulder and from my ankles to my shoulders and another section between my legs from ankles to crouch. I looked like a bird and I flew like one for a few seconds after I left the plane. However I started to try to make a slow roll with the wings when the left wing tore from ankle to shoulder and wrapped around my main chute. (We always carried two chutes when jumps). Naturally I didn’t know what had happened and when I pulled the ripcord to open the chute, nothing happened. I started to reach for my emergency when I felt something slapping me in the face. Fearing that something else was wrong, I grabbed the thing that was hitting me only to discover that it was the tip of the pilot chute that had been trapped by the torn wing. I threw it out into the air and finished my jump in the regular fashion. Since the jump had been something out of the ordinary (to me at least) I figured the hat would be full. When it was handed back to me there was the sum total of 88 cents in the hat. The guy taking up the collection was either richer with the bills or the crowd was disappointed that I wasn’t killed in the jump. During World War II and Korea, I piled up more than 2,000 hours flying time with a chute either clipped to my butt or laying handy where I could reach it if need be. I never had occasion to use one again. I keep telling folks I would like to make another jump on my 100th birthday (six years from now), but I’m afraid if I did I would end up a bundle of broken bones when I landed. It was all fun. I got to meet a lot of nice people, got a lot of free flying time and now with all the memories I figure that I have it made. Woody Jackson is a Sebring resident. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 10, 2011Page 5B CHATHAM POINTE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; senior scene; 0 0 0 0 9 9 2 3 SENIORSCENE Woodys Wisdom Woody Jackson In retrospect! Thoughts from an old jumper Courtesy photo In Hamilton, Ohio a young Woodie Jackson wanted to thrill the locals with a batwing jump. He sewed webbing onto his coveralls and had wings that extended from hand to hand and down to his ankles. By ESTHER HARRIS Special to the News-SunQuestion: Can I get a new Social Security number if someone has stolen my identity? Answer: We do not routinely assign a new number to someone whose identity has been stolen. Only as a last resort should you consider requesting a new Social Security number. Changing your number may adversely affect your ability to interact with federal and state agencies, employers, and others. This is because your financial, medical, employment and other records will be under your former Social Security number. We cannot guarantee that a new number will solve your problem. To learn more about your Social Security card and number, read our online publication on the subject at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs /10002.html. Question: I”m retiring early, at age 62, and I receive investment income from a rental property I own. Does investment income count as earnings? Answer: No. We count only the wages you earn from a job or your net profit if you’re self-employed. Nonwork income such as annuities, investment income, interest, capital gains, and other government benefits are not counted and will not affect your Social Security benefits. Most pensions will not affect your benefits. However, your benefit may be affected by government pensions earned through work on which you did not pay Social Security tax. You can retire online at www.socialsecurity.gov. For more information, call us toll-free at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY1-800-325-0778). Question: I was turned down for disability. Do I need a lawyer to appeal? Answer: You are fully entitled to hire an attorney if you wish to, but it is not necessary. In fact, you can file a Social Security appeal online without a lawyer. Our online appeal process is convenient and secure. Just go to www.socialsecurity.gov/disability/appeal. If you prefer, call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY1-800-325-0778) to schedule an appointment to visit your local Social Security office to appeal. Question: Is it true I can save about $4,000 per year if I qualify for Social Security’s Extra Help with the Medicare prescription drug program? Answer: Yes if your income and resources meet the requirements, you can save nearly $4,000 in prescription costs each year. Income limits for 2011 are $16,245 (or $21,855 if you are married and living with your spouse), Resource limits are limited to $12,510 (or $25,010 if you are married and living with your spouse). If your income and/or resources are just a bit higher, you might be eligible for some help with prescription drug costs. To learn more, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/prescriptionhelp. Esther Harris is district manager of the Social Security branch in Sebring. Social Security questions and answers Age means different things to different people. What some might think of as “old”, others may view as “young.” To present a youthful image to the world, making adjustments to your appearance is key. To project the right kind of youthful image, it’s important to know how to avoid going too far. Acommon mistake is dressing too young in an effort to avoid looking too old. Striking a balance between embracing current, youthful trends and adding your own style will create a more balanced look. To give your look an ageappropriate revision, get started with these steps. Hair. One of the first signs of age is gray hair. Hair dye is a solution that seems to help minimize the aging process, but for many people, dyeing is a costly solution. Consider trying an all natural supplement like Rise-n-Shine’s all natural Go Away Gray pills, which uses the enzyme catalase to bring back hair’s natural color. Catalase, produced naturally by the body during youth, slowly begins to deplete as the years wea r on. Catalase breaks down hydrogen peroxide, which is naturally produced in the body and which bleaches hair gray. Go Away Gray also comes in shampoo and conditioner form, so fighting grays is easy for everyone. Clothes. Both men and women can benefit from bringing a bit of modernity into their wardrobes. It isn’ t necessary to pore over fashion magazines and cultivate an eye for haute couture. Seek fresh takes on items that never go out of style, such as a button down in the latest color trend. Don’ t go for too much embellishment, as it can look overdone. Fits and cuts change as years pass, and items as simple as white T-shirts can look outdated just by having an older style collar. When shopping, don’t be afraid to ask questions; many stores offer complimentary personal shopping services that can help in the quest to look younger. Accessories. Clothes provide a palette, but accessories add interest. It’s Tips for maintaining a youthful look naturally See LOOK, page 6B

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I have never felt the same. I have never felt safe since Sept. 11, 2001. On a personal level it changed my life. Yes, I fly but not without trepidation. I go to some events but not really crowded ones and I stay on the outskirts. In some peculiar way the death of my late husband at age 42 nor the death of my son Stephen at age 50 had the same lasting impact on my life. G-d forgive me, but I bounced back. I am not the only one who is still haunted by the event. I was waiting for John, my son Mathew’s friend, who came to the house at 8 a.m. that morning to take me to the airport to return to Florida. He looked sick. I was ready with my grips to walk out the door when he said, “Haven’t you watched the TV?” “No,” I joked “I wanted to be ready for you.” “Turn it on.” Somehow he always manages to call me around this time. The pretense may be he is with Matt when I call. Once he said he dialed my number by mistake (in Florida?). He still thanks me for sending him to find his son at school as he wanted to do instead of staying with me until things were safe as Matt would have wanted him to do. I could site you many more people we know who live with this memory of dead friends and family especially in the suburban area near Manhattan where many of the people involved in the financial sector lived. John and I started out for Macarthur Airport on Long Island thinking that despite the reports that Kennedy and Idlewild had closed, this one was still open. I just felt that I had to get home, but on the way we heard that it had closed. It was eerie; no one was on the Long Island Parkway. Usually it was so crowded with commuters that it got the name of the “longest parking lot in the world.” Today, no one was on the road. We kept listening to the radio. There was a report of a young woman reporter who was watching people jump from the buildings and then the collapse. To this day I wonder what happened to her. When we got back to Matt’s house, John worried about his son so I sent him on his way to pick him up at school. Then my own worries kicked in. Where is Naomi, Matt, David and the rest of my Long Island family? It was two weeks before I could find passage on bus train or plane to Florida. During that time, I still agonize over making red, white and blue ribbons from the bread wrappers because there were no more red, white and blue ribbons in the Five and Dime. Still worse was allowing my 16-yearold grandson to go into that horror that was Ground Zero with his church group to bring sandwiches and drinks and inadequate face masks to the rescuers. But it was time of work and emotional support for friends and family who I am proud to say participated in every way to assist the rescue. To this day I want to know where every member of my family is at all times. I want their home phone and cell phone. I need to know they are safe. It is wearing on them sometimes but they are cooperative. How does one live with the thought that this could happen again? Page 6BNews-SunSunday, July 10, 2011www.newssun.com LAMPE & KEIFFER; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, senior scene; 0 0 0 1 0 0 9 3 `“My dad had a saying describing The Villages in an agricultural area: ‘It’s not the most productive land in Florida although we have less natural hazards and less flood conditions. We have sandy soil, rolling hills throughout the county, less parasite problems to negatively affect agriculture, no artificial draining, which is good; it is ideal land for agriculture and now development.” Mann Bailey was born Aug. 30, 1931 in Sumter County to the parents of James Clyde and Nadine Bailey. Mann’s great-grandfather, George Perry Bailey, moved from Alabama to Florida after the Civil War and settled around Eustis. He grew oranges. “My grandfather, Thomas Jefferson Bailey, grew up in the Oxford area; he farmed and raised cattle. He was dressing beef for neighbors in the slaughter business and my father worked with him. They ran one of the last slaughter houses in Florida. Most of the slaughter houses closed down in the 1940s due to sanitary regulations. “Today, most of the choice cuts of meat we eat are from cattle that have been on grain feed approximately 120 days in the feedlot. What is used in hamburger is from culled cows and bulls that are slaughtered in the southeast. There are not any large feedlots in the southeast,” Bailey says. “For many years, to distribute beef we only had the small meat markets, then the large chain stores came into the state and many of the small grocery stores closed. In the 1920s, when my grandfather started the slaughter house business, there was no refrigeration so he built the slaughter house under shade trees. In the early part of the day, they slaughtered beef in a cool area and hung it up. On Fridays, they distributed the beef. The biggest problem wasn’t keeping the beef fresh but keeping the blow flies off,” Bailey adds humorously. “When they operated the slaughter house, they used to supply most of the beef from here to Orlando. They sold a quarter to a half of a carcass to the small meat markets. After World War II, the beef industry changed as the public became more concerned over health issues,” he explains. After attending the University of Florida majoring in Animal Husbandry, Bailey returned to Oxford to work on the ranch and raise cattle. Today, two of his oldest sons have offices in Oxford and Trenton: “Bailey Brothers Incorporated. “The boys, Jim and Winston, have a great relationship. They not only raise cattle but grow timber as well. I am not officially involved in the business,” Bailey adds with a smile, “but I am the unofficial consultant. My youngest son, Tom, is involved in farming in the Oxford area. My wife, Joyce, created her own business manufacturing cheerleading uniforms for little girls. The business is now controlled by a major clothing manufacturer,” says Bailey. Excerpts from an upcoming book by Nancy Dale, The Legacy of the Florida Pioneer Cow Hunters … In Their Own Words. To order other books personally inscribed by Dr. Dale about cow hunters,Ž visit www.nancydalephd.com or call 214-8351. The native, not the oddity SENIORSCENE Wild Florida Dr. Nancy Dale Mann extremely easy to fall into the trap of buying items that are too juvenile, but it’s just as easy to pick up items that age your look. Accessories that are all about function, with no thought given to style, are a quick way to look older, but frivolous details like bows, ruffles, whimsical prints and tons of pockets take things in the other direction. Look for middle ground in sleek, understated items made with quality materials. For a fun yet classy look, rely on accessories to add a pop of color, rather than using them to make a big statement. Skin. Your face is the first thing people notice about you, but it is also the body part most prone to the aging process. Agood skin care regimen is important, of course, but having an extra helper to maintain the look of skin is ideal. By taking a skin-supporting supplement like Wrinkle Remedy, the facial area can begin to look youthful again. Wrinkle Remedy contains important nutrients and antioxidants which all help in maintaining a natural, youthful look. Another way to refresh skin’s appearance is to adopt a new beauty routine. Continued forpage 5B Look young naturally ... regardless of your age Looking back 10 years later Pearls Pearls Pearl Carter Pearl Carter is writer, poet and a Lake Placid resident. E-mail her at timely87@comcast.net.

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 10, 2011Page 7B WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, new; 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 6 Did you ever stop to wonder about the creatures that live deep within the waters of our earth? Living in Highlands County, one has many opportunities to learn about some of the various fish that dwell within our 113 different lakes. It is amazing that within a small or large body of water the many varieties of creatures that can be discovered. The aquatic world is quite fascinating and foreign to us since fish live in a completely different environment than we do. The Bluegill, also known as bream, brim or copper nose, is actually a member of the sunfish family. Some Bluegill have been found in the Chesapeake Bay showing that they can live in waters that have about 18 percent salinity. These fish can be identified by the dark spot near the back of the dorsal fin. The sides of the head and chin are a dark shade of blue and they sport vertical bars on the sides of the body, which may be difficult to see. They can range in size from four to sixteen inches and prefer shallow water with plenty of vegetation. They stay near the surface of the water in the morning to stay warm and will travel to the deeper parts of the water in daylight hours. They generally travel in schools with 10-20 other fish. Bluegill feed on aquatic insect larvae, crayfish, leeches, snails and small fish. If food is not abundant, they will eat aquatic vegetation and in some cases their own eggs. Spawning starts in May and extends into August. The male arrives to begin the mating process which starts with building spawning beds, which they will viciously protect. Once the female arrives, the male will circle and make grunting noises. Females generally choose males with large bodies and once she enters the nest, the pair rests in the middle. The duo will then touch bellies, quiver and spawn. Once this ritual is over, the male sends the female on her way and fertilizes the eggs, which he protects and guards. The male continues to watch over the eggs until they hatch and swim away. Bluegills are sometimes used as bait to catch Largemouth Bass, which is also a member of the sunfish family. This fish is an olive green color marked by a series of dark blotches forming a jagged horizontal stripe along each flank. It is the largest of the black basses, reaching a maximum recorded length of 29.5 inches and a weight of 25 pounds, 1 oz. Adult largemouths enjoy deeper water than the juveniles and as they mature, they begin to feed on shad, trout, shiners and sunfish. Their prey can be up to 25-35 percent of their length. They are fierce hunters and use their senses of hearing, sight, vibration and smell to attack and kill their prey. They eat more often in warmer weather. Their metabolism increases in the warmer months and they seldom eat when water temperatures are below 50 degrees F. Largemouths are ready to spawn in the spring when the inshore water temperature reaches about 60 degrees F. Generally they spawn in shallow bays, backwaters, channels and other areas protected from the prevailing winds. They usually look for areas with firm bottoms of sand, gravel, mud or rock and usually in water from one to four feet deep. If the water is extremely clear, they may travel to deeper waters. The female lays from 2,000 to 7,000 eggs per pound of her body weight. As with the Bluegill, the male guards the nest. He will not eat until the eggs hatch and will attack anything that approaches the area. Catfish is another species that inhabit our lakes. They are named for their barbels, which resemble cat whiskers. Catfish are bottom feeders and are usually not buoyant. They generally sink rather than float because of a reduced gas bladder and a heavy, bony head. The flattened head also allows them to dig through the substrate and feed through suction or gulping rather than biting or cutting. They have no scales and possess a strong, hollow spine-like ray on their dorsal and pectoral fins. These are used for defense and have been know to inflict wounds on those who grab them. Catfish spawn during spring or summer when the water is warm. They are cavity nesters and will generally find hollow logs, caves, root masses, downed trees or some man made structure such as old tires or metal drums that provide dark, secluded spots and crevices. Males will select and clean a nest site and lure a female in. Once the female lays her eggs, which are yellow and sticky, the male will fertilize and guard them. He, like the other species, will protect the eggs from predators. In addition, he fans the eggs with his fins to keep them aerated and free from sediments. Once the eggs hatch, the juveniles will stay near the nest for a few days and then leave. Perhaps one of the most unusual fish that inhabit our lakes is the Gar. These fish are thought to be a remnant of a group of primitive fish that lived in the Mesozoic era These strange looking creatures are elongated and scaly. They have elongated jaws filled with long, sharp teeth. The upper lobe of the tail is larger than the lower lobe and the dorsal fin is close to the tail. Gars will generally surface occ asionally to take a gulp of air. Their swim bladders often function as lungs which make them very hardy. They can tolerate conditions that would kill most fish. They don’t move very fast unless they are going after prey. They like heavily vegetated areas where the water is shallow. Gars spawn during the months of April and May and may continue into October. Unlike the other fish, neither the male nor female construct a nest. The female spawns by depositing her sticky eggs in shallow pools or backwater areas. Once deposited, two or more males will come by and fertilize them. Once the eggs hatch, the larva attaches itself to a nearby plant or rock with an adhesive disc that is located on the front of its snout, where it will remain until it reach es about 3 4 of an inch long. Many different sizes, shapes an d types of creatures live in this watery world. It is a fascinating place and these are only a few of the many diverse species that dwell there. Corine Burgess is the Natural Resources Specialist for the Highlands County Natural Resources Department assisting the Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District (www.highlandsswcd.org). Our 113 lakes provide a fascinating world that houses many diverse creatures Courtesy photo Gar is just one species of fish that inhabit Highlands Countys lakes. They can tolerate conditions that would kill most other species of fish. News From The Watershed Corine Burgess

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Page 8BNews-SunSunday, July 10, 2011www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sunthat is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSunat 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. "Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth." Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site,www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Scott King youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Children's Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. children's choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. children's mission groups. Call 4536681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Children's Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing God's Heart and Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and women's prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the "Place to discover God's love." For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) "Where the old fashion gospel is preached." Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the "Son" always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor;Aaron Snider, Youth Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 5:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 385-0752. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695. CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049. www.stcathe. com. Very Rev. JosŽ Gonz‡lez, V.F. Masses Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, noon; Daily Masses 8 a.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confession: every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m. or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment. Enroll your students today for Catholic School grades Pre-K3 through 5th grade. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lord's Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; "Building God's Kingdom for Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth the Drive!" Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a men's grief support group, meets at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is “Jesus is First at First Christian Church.”Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures'by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church o f Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway. Our hours of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Don Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP By DAVID GERMAIN APMovie WriterMovies where humans and animals converse are a bad idea in principle, and Kevin James’“Zookeeper” is not here to prove that interspecies ensembles have simply been a long misunderstood, underappreciated subgenre. “Zookeeper” is as dumb as they come, the movie that finally allows Adam Sandler to lend annoying voice to a Capuchin monkey as it talks incessantly about flinging poop around. This is a comedy whose filmmakers know what they want — stupid gags and obnoxious slapstick — and goes for it without restraint. James, who joins Sandler as one of the producers and also shares screenplay credit with four other writers, is dopily likable as the title guy able to commune with his critters. Yet his character and the other humans are so thinly drawn that a melancholy gorilla voiced by Nick Nolte shows more personality and comes off as the movie’s highest primate. Aconscientious animal tender at the Boston zoo, James’Griffin Keyes is a loser in human relations, still stinging over the way loveof-his-life Stephanie (Leslie Bibb) scorned his elaborate marriage proposal five years earlier. After Stephanie reappears in his life, Griffin’s old feelings return, and the lions and monkeys and bears that adore him take pity and break the code of the wild — never talk to humans. They reveal that they’re able to speak in a variety of famous Hollywood players’ voices — Cher, Nolte, Sylvester Stallone, Jon Favreau, Judd Apatow. And for good measure, Sandler as the monkey seems to be aiming for a screechy impersonation of Gilbert Gottfried, in case that’s something you’ve been dying to hear. Fearful that their faithful zookeeper might fly the coop for a cooler job to impress Stephanie, the animals coach Griffin in their own mating rituals to help him win her back. So we get to see James strutting and rolling around like a bear, urinating to mark his territory and otherwise behaving in ways that would make his romantic prey declare him a psychotic and seek a restraining order. Yet some of Griffin’s animal antics work their charms not only on Stephanie, but also, on gorgeous zoo veterinarian Kate (Rosario Dawson). The filmmakers at least should have given Dawson a pair of dorky glasses to explain why Griffin somehow failed to rut after her all these years. Using live animals blended with computer effects, the filmmakers at least create a batch of furry creatures tha t should appeal to young children, who also may be the only ones able to tolerate the irritating voices of some o f the beasties. Nolte wisely just talks like himself, and his gruff rumble sounds right for Bernie the gorilla, a noble, lonely ape in solitary confinement because of a ruckus with a cruel zoo tender (Donnie Wahlberg, who must really like being around animals, because there’s not much other reason for him to take on such a pathetic little role). Afew laughs arise out o f the weird friendship Griffin forges with Bernie, though their night out at T.G.I. Friday’s drags on like a bad meal. As he did in “Paul Blart: Mall Cop” and “Chuck and Larry,” James hurls himsel f into this sad scenario with energy and teddy-bear charm that makes him impossible to hate. But it’s easy to hate “Zookeeper.” If we could talk to the animals, they’d probably hate it, too. MOVIES Opposable thumbs down for dumb, predictable Zookeeper Movie Review Zookeeper Rating: PG (some rude and suggestive humor, and language) Running time: 104 minutes Review: (of 4) Photo by Tracy Bennett Kevin James stars as Griffin Keyes in Columbia Pictures' Zookeeper.

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 10, 2011Page 9B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer .Service time is 9:30 with Holy Communion. Coffee hour following services. Newcomers welcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mailredeemer1895@aol.com Web site:redeemeravon.com. The church is at 839 Howe's Way,Avon Park (two miles north of Sun 'N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells Dodge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. The Rev. Jim Kurtz, rector. Church office 3857649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL33852. Phone: 4650051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening: Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child care available at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come see what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 8350869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer "Kid City" Children's Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, "prime-timers," and Bible studies in Spanish. "Kid City" Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web atwww.sebringgrace.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev. Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or seechristlutheranavonpark.org. Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Closet, 385-2782. Gary Kindle, Pastor. Faith Child Development Center, 382-3232. Kathy Pontious, director. Preschool/VPK/Extended Day Care. Summer Worship services: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; Bible class is 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is served the first and third and fifth Sunday of the month. Worship service is broadcast live on WITS 1340 AM. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3851163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com. ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school will resume in the fall. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Men's Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at:www.Trinitylutheranlp.com. NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and children's church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3140482, lindadowning@live.com.Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www.ctmforme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Children's & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry.www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kid's World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. The Lord's Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the Millennium Church. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer a Saturday service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Tiger Gullett in the Millennium Church. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturer's Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Children's Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of God's Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and children's church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com. Web site:www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail:covpres@strato.net; Web site:www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Women's Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; MondayFriday, Summer Day Camp (youth ages 11-14) 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. excluding holidays; Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 3 p.m., adult classroom; Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m., adult classroom. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com,118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 9-10 a.m. in the sanctuary; contemporary worship is from 11 a.m. to noon. Sunday school classes for adults and children will be 10:10-10:50 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Children's Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail,springlakepc@embarqmail.com,Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com,Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Women's Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R. James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m. for women who love God and crocheting. Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pastor. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Sunday schedule: Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m. (October-May only). We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that want to know Christ and make Him known. Call the church office at 465-2422 or check out our church Web site at www.memorialumc.com. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, FL 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 27 and Hammock Road). Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion with worship first Sunday of month; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. all other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For more information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@eart h link.net or check theWeb sitesebringemmanuelucc.com. No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP By CHRISTYLEMIRE APMovie CriticLOS ANGELES — One’s an arrogant sadist. Another is a shameless sexual harasser. Athird is just a narcissistic fool. They’re the horrible bosses of “Horrible Bosses,” the latest in a long line of comedies about how badly work can suck. Here’s a look at five of the funniest workplace comedies. Choosing them was a dirty job but someone’s gotta do it:The Apartment (1960)My favorite Billy Wilder movie, it won five Oscars including best picture and best director. Sure, it’s tinged with melancholy and longing, but the prevailing satire and absurdity provide consistent laughs, and the chemistry between Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine is just irresistible. Lemmon plays a lowly office worker at a New York insurance company who hopes to climb the ladder by letting his superiors use his apartment for extramarital trysts. But he ends up falling for his boss’mistress, played by an adorable MacLaine. This is one of those Wilder classics in which he hits the sweet spot — finds that difficult, poignant balance of humor and heart. And like his “Some Like It Hot,” it has one of the best last lines in movie history: “Shut up and deal.”Office Space (1999)It wasn’t exactly a huge hit when it came out. But like the Coen brothers’“The Big Lebowski,” Mike Judge’s “Office Space” has gained a cult following over time through the magic of cable television. Now, you can mumble about your stapler or gush about the importance of wearing 37 pieces of flair and everyone will probably get the reference. Ron Livingston stars as a miserable drone at a generic tech company who gets stuck in a hypnotic state and ends up turning the place — and his whole life — upside down. It’s silly wish fulfillment, but Judge does hit his targets in depicting the dead-end monotony of cubicle life. And Gary Cole is wonderfully slimy as Livingston’s passiveaggressive dictator of a boss. Yeaaah ...9 to 5 (1980)Alively, snappy revenge comedy that was rather groundbreaking in its day. Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda and a charismatic Dolly Parton (in her film debut) bond and bounce off each other beautifully as three very different but equally frustrated employees of a soulless corporation. Dabney Coleman is perfectly sleazy as their boss, Franklin Hart, “a sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot.” As in “Horrible Bosses,” the three women fantasize about killing Hart; instead, they kidnap him and turn the tables in clever and elaborate ways, and turn their office into a place anyone would be happy to walk into each day. Sure, it’s preposterous. But it was such a hit, it inspired a Broadway musical of the same name.Clerks (1994)Kevin Smith’s first film — the one that put him on the map as in indie favorite — remains one of his best. With its miniscule budget, stripped-down black-and-white aesthetic and brash dialogue, it established Smith’s distinctive, young voice. Nothing happens and everything happens all day as convenience-store employee Dante (Brian O’Halloran) and video-store clerk Randal (Jeff Anderson) mess with customers, complain about their jobs, trade pop-culture references and play hockey on the roof and talk. And talk, and talk, and talk. It’s funny and rude and profane, but for anyone who’s ever worked a minimum-wage job they hated, it can also feel all too real.Caddyshack (1980)This qualifies, right? They work, and it’s a comedy. Hey, we’ll find any opportunity we can to talk about “Caddyshack” around here; it set the standard for unabashedly juvenile ‘80s comedies. Harold Ramis’directing debut is messy, but it’s got indelible characters an d endlessly quotable dialogue. The caddies of “Caddyshack” are poor, bored and restless, sweating for tips from wealthy, eccentric snobs and squabbling amongst themselves. Rodney Dangerfield is at his crass, manic best, Chevy Chas e is in his comfortable, charming zone and Bill Murray is a comple te loon. Besides, no one makes movies anymore that have characters with names like Lacey Underall. Think of any other examples? Share them with AP Movie Critic Christy Lemire through Twitter: http://twitter.com/christylemire. 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Page 10BNews-SunSunday, July 10, 2011www.newssun.com CREATIVE FLOORS; 3.639"; 3"; Black; toma; 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 5 ST. JOHN UNITED METHODIST; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, VBS; 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 3 By MELISSAMAIN Special to the News-SunSEBRING – Eager to play the role of Sherlock Holmes or Booth and Brenan, as in the hit television show, Bones? Would you like to do more than sit on the sidelines as the clues unfold? Be a part of the show and become a detective in the murder mystery, “Murder in Black and White,” performed by Highlands Little Theatre. Filled with audience participation, the show features a tense courtroom drama that is sprinkled with plenty of laughs. Who is the murderous villain? That will be for you to decide. Watch carefully, for you will cast your ballot at the end, and if you have chosen the culprit correctly, you will be entered to win a prize for your stealthy detective work. Please wear black or white or a combination of those colors to report for your duty as a crime fighting sleuth. Although the colors are not required, those choosing to join in the fun will be entered to win a prize for the best outfit. Every detective needs to munch on food while solving an important crime. To that end, Chef Mac from the Palms of Sebring, will provide heavy hors d’oeuvres for the show at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 16 for $30. To keep up the energy for the Sunday matinee detectives, a delicious dessert buffet will be devoured by those in attendance for only $20. Allan Grosman, respected director and actor at Highlands Little Theatre, directs this outstanding show that’s in the same vein as the previous sell-out crowd pleaser, “Honeymoon from Hell,” written by Eileen Moushey. Join the actors and actresses from the WhoDunIts, HLT’s murder mystery cast, in this suspense-filled, yet hilarious, show written by the same playwright. Buy your tickets quickly, before they’re sold out, for “Murder in Black and White” and become an instant detective and proud supporter of Highlands Little Theatre’s biggest fundraiser of the year. Doors open an hour prior to the show at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 16 and 1 p.m. Sunday, July 17. Buy tickets online at www.highlandslittletheatre.org or purchase them at the box office from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. MondayFriday and 90 minutes before each performance, or call 382-2525. Highlands Little Theatre is in the Altvater Cultural Center at 356 W.Center Ave. Proud sponsors include Publix Super Markets Charities, Alan Jay Automotive Network, Florida Hospital Heartland Division, Barbara and Glenn Fowler, the Glad Hatters, and Vickers Chiropractic. Murder in Black and White coming to HLT Special to the News-SunSEBRING – “The Little Mermaid” production is progressing swimmingly. With 45 cast and crew members ages 5-17, six instructors, and a handful of volunteers, opening day is just around the corner. The students in The Champion for Children Foundation’s, Children’s Academy of Arts and Theatre, (CAAT), Summer Theatre Camp 2011 have worked hard for the past 10 weeks to bring this delightful, musical adaption of Hans Christian Andersen’s “Little Mermaid” to the communities of Highlands County and surrounding areas. The production opens on Monday and runs through Thursday with six shows open to the general public. Several other summer camps and daycare providers have already booked seats for their summer participants to come see “The Little Mermaid” as a field trip experience. There are also a few senior assisted living facilities that have booked seats for their clients. Over the past three months, the CAATstaff has planned, developed and implemented curriculum for this year’s summer theatre camp. The cast and crew of eager young people have learned how to create characters, and obtained first-hand experience in every aspect of production including acting, costuming, props, scenery, and theatre etiquette. They have rehearsed long and hard, and are now polishing their acts for opening day. Many friendships have been established among the students, teamwork and individual excellence have been a focus, and confidence building as well as increased selfperception have been just a few of the benefits to the kids we have trained and nurtured along the way this summer. “The Little Mermaid” will be presented at the Avon Park Community Center, 310 W. Main St. in Avon Park. Tickets are on sale now for $5, and can be held by calling 212-0800. Children placed in foster care or under protective services may attend free of charge. These arrangements can be made by calling the same number. The Little Mermaid ready to open Monday in Avon Park ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Nationwide, at my appraisal events, I hear one question over and over again. When my office staff picks up the phone to answer a client call, it is not uncommon for the person on the other end of the line to ask the same question. When someone sees me in the grocery store and stops me to inquire about an antique, I get the same question. That question is “How do I sell my antique?” The answer is simple. The answer is also complex. Before I explain, first of all remember that you should not expect magic and you should expect to work at selling it. Top 10 selling mistakesWe all want to get the most for our unwanted stuff, but how do you sell your valuable antiques for the most money? Avoid getting victimized by following this advice: 1. Don’t reveal your true situation to the buyer. For instance, if you need the money for your piece or if you are desperate, don’t tell the buyer that. Don’t reveal that you are moving and you have to make a quick sale or that you don’t have room to store the object. This only gives them ammunition to try to get you to sell your piece for a low price. 2. Don’t set yourasking price too low. Price your object high enough so you have room to negotiate down to a price that sparks interest in your potential buyer and still makes you a nice profit. 3. Don’t ask the potential buyerforadvice about identifying the piece. I am always shocked that people do that, but they do. They ask the buyer if they know what the item is because some sellers think that mystery pieces will sell better. Know what you are selling, know what it’s really worth with an appraisal before you sell, and present your piece for sale with confidence. 4. Don’t fall forthe “I’m a collector” trick. This is a trick some people use to make a novice seller feel like his/her piece will go to a good home by selling the piece to a selfproclaimed collector. 5. Don’t wait to sell the piece to somebody who will appreciate it. This is a red flag. If you are serious about selling an item, do you really care who gets it as long as you get top dollar. The sellers who make this statement aren’t always serious about selling. 6. Don’t let the buyer set the price when you don’t know how much it is worth. 7. Be ready to say “no” to the first three buyers who make you a lower than asking price offer. I know this tip sounds strict, but don’t devalue your item too quickly. 8. Don’t restore, refinish, orrepairthe item that you want to sell. Sell your antique or collectible in its current condition. Let the buyer, at his discretion, spend money on restoration. Don’t risk ruining the object further 9. Market to everyone. Don’t let the nay sayers convince you that your piece: “Isn’t worth that much!” 10. Most importantly, don’t give up! You can sell your stuff for top dollar. I’ve had many, many clients of mine do just that after getting an accurate appraisal from me and employ my sound advice. Celebrity Ph.D. antiques appraiser, author, and awardwinning TV personality, Dr. Lori presents antique appraisal events nationwide and antiques themed vacation cruises. As seen on NBCs The Tonight Show and Comedy Centrals The Daily Show, watch Dr. Lori on Lifetime Television. Visit www.DrLoriV.com, www.facebook.com/DoctorLori, or call (888) 431-1010. Top 10 selling mistakes Art & Antiques Dr. Lori GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCEƒ CROSSWORDSOLUTION Top 15 Concert Tours from PollstarThe Top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. The previous weeks ranking is in parentheses. 1. (New) U2; $7,902,460; $87.68. 2. (New) Taylor Swift; $2,163,617; $70.05. 3. (1) Lady Gaga; $1,757,280; $91.15. 4. (2) Bon Jovi; $1,598,703; $90.93. 5. (3) Kenny Chesney; $1,340,821; $71.82. 6. (4) Rod Stewart / Stevie Nicks; $1,331,019; $106.60. 7. (5) Lil Wayne; $1,139,899; $90.65. 8. (6) Elton John; $939,690; $87.92. 9. (7) Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band; $790,506; $73.85. 10. (8) Usher; $786,264; $68.05. 11. (9) Ricky Martin; $783,195; $71.36. 12. (10) Rammstein; $750,953; $61.68. 13. (New) Rush; $736,810; $73.81. 14. (11) Cirque du Soleil „ DralionŽ; $706,425; $64.42. 15. (12) Michael Buble; $561,408; $74.49.

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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 theNews-Sunon any changes in this listing by calling 385-6155, ext. 516; send any changes by e-mail to editor@newssun.com;or mail them to News-SunCommunity Calendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870. S UNDAY American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 1-9 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 lounge is open from 1-7 p.m. Card games start at 1:30 p.m. Open to members and their guests. 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 guests only. Overeaters Anonymous, meets from 4-5 p.m. in second floor conference roomNo. 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. Call 3827731. No dues, fees or weighins. www.oa.org. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 offers NASCAR racing in the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open and kitchen open from 2-5 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-3920. 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 5-8 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 385-8902. MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN WITH ME family group meets at 10:30 a.m. every Monday at the Heartland Christian Church on Alt. 27 in Sebring. The church is behind Southgate Shopping Center where Publix is. Call 385-5714. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal Church, Lakeshore Drive, Sebring. Call 385-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. 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. Call 202-0647.. American Legion Post 74 Sons of Legion meet at 6 p.m. Executive board meets at 7 p.m. on second Monday at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Post open noon-8 p.m. Call 471-1448. AmVets Post 21 meets 6 p.m. second Monday, at the post, 2029 U.S. 27 South, Sebring. All members welcome. AmVets Post 21 plays darts at 7:30 p.m. for members and guests. 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. Call 385-8118. Diabetes Insulin Pump Support Group meets the second Monday from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Florida Hospital Heartland Division Diabetes Center, 4023 Sun N Lake. Call 402-0177. Diabetes Support Group meets the second and fourth Monday from 1-2:30 p.m. in Florida Hospital Conference Room 3 in Sebring. Call 4020177 for guest speaker list. Fairmount Mobile Estates Lunch Bunch meets at noon second Monday at Homer's Smorgasbord in Sebring. Call 382-0481. Florida Association Home and Community Education meets from 9-11 a.m. weekly on Mondays at The Agri-Center. The group of sewers and crafters make items for residents of adult congregate living facilities. Call Penny Bucher at 3850949. 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 3826792 or visit the Web site atwww.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 452-0006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. For information, call 314-8877. Heartland Riders Association meets at 6 p.m. second Monday at the Sebring Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center in Village Plaza (across from Sebring Gate Station). Call 402-1165. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Bill Varner at 3860855. Highlands County Homeowners Association meets the second Monday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Sebring Country Estates Clubhouse at 3240 Grand Prix Drive in Sebring. Highlands County Parkinson's Support Group meets at 10 a.m. second Monday at First Baptist Church in Downtown Sebring. Call 4536589. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. Call 402-6540. Highlands Sertoma Club meets at noon, Takis Family Restaurant, Sebring. Highlands County Senior Squadron, Civil Air Patrol the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary meets the second and fourth Monday nights at the Sebring Airport Terminal Building. All are welcome. For further information, call 471-1433 between 4 and 7 p.m. Highlands Woodcarvers Club meets at 6 p.m. second Monday at Highlands Art League, 351 W. Center Ave., Sebring. For more details, call Sandy Kohan at 414-1363 or Norm Pelland at 465-5510. Insulin Pump Support Group meets from 3-4:30 p.m. the second Monday of every month in conference Room 3 of Florida Hospital. This group is open to all insulin pump wearers, their families and anyone who is interested in knowing more about insulin pumps. Pre-registration is not required. For information, call 402-0177. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting. 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. Call 4652661. 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 everyMonday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. Call 385-5714. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Call 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. Forinformation call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 12-4:30 p.m. second and fourth Monday in Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. No meetings from end of May to October. Call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. at Beef O Brady's, Sebring. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Mondays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. Smoke-free environment. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Historical Society open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. For information, call 471-2522. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 plays Texas Hold em at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Monday at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. 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. Call 659-1019. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Woman's Club of Sebring meets at noon on the second Monday for lunch, from October throughMay, at the clubhouse, 4260 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 385-7268. TUESDAY Aging Advocacy Council meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Nu-Hope Conference Room at 11:30 a.m. for a brown bag lunch with the meeting starting at noon. Contact Debbie Slade at 3822134 Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discussion and Twelve Step study at noon, Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. American Ex-POW Highlands County Chapter, meets 6 p.m. Call Ted Biever, 382-3285, for meeting place. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard and euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St., AvonPark. Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to join. Call 452-2385. Avon Park Lakes Association has Women's Salad Bar at noon on the second Tuesday of each month. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. Avon Park Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Avon Park Lions Club meets 6:45 p.m., dinner, Lions Club, 1218 W. Bell St., Avon Park. Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Nu Sigma Chapter of Avon Park, meets the second and fourth Tuesday each month in the members home. Call Mary Joinerr at 382-4488 or Linda Webster at 385-1124. Busy Bee Craft Club meets 9-11 a.m., Fairway Pines, Sun N Lakes Boulevard, Sebring. Everyone is welcome. For more details, call 382-8431. Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday night at "The Rock," Union Congregational Church, 28 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. Abarbecue meal is served at 6 p.m. for a donation. At 6:45 p.m., members meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group breaks up into small groups for men and women. The program is designed for drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, death or illness grief, low or lost selfesteem or identity due to dysfunctional relationships, depression/anxiety, or any other need for healing. Call 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. Happy Paws Dog Obedience Club Inc. meets at 7 p.m. second Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. Obedience classes are available. All welcome. Call 471-9778. Heartland Dog Club Inc. of Florida meets at 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday at Homer's Buffet, Sebring. Obedience classes (all breeds) are held on Wednesday evenings at Sun N Lake Elementary School. Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog testing available. AKC-pointed shows held annually in April. Call 385-7474 or 385-7803 orHeartalndDogClubofFlorida.net. Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus meets from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Sebring High School Music Room, Sebring. All men who enjoy singing are invited. Reading music is not required. Call 4712294 or 386-5098. Highlands Gem and Mineral Club meets 7 p.m., second Tuesday, Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring. Club does not meet in July, August or September. Call 453-7054. Highlands Tea Party has an educational and informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Quality Inn, 6525 U.S. 27 in Sebring. Call 699-0743. Hope Hospice grief 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 3820312. Insulin Pump Support Group meets from 2-4:30 p.m. second Tuesday at Nu-Hope of Highlands County, 6414 U.S. 27 South, Sebring. Optional education/refresher session from 2-3 p.m. Support group meets from 3-4:30 p.m. This is a free support group fro all patrients with insulin pumps, or for those who want to know more about them. Call 414-6444 for information. Knights of Columbus Council 5441 meets 8 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at Knights of Columbus Hall, 900 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. Call 385-0987. Knights of Columbus Council 5441 Auxiliary meets 8 p.m. every second Tuesday at Knights of Columbus Hall, 900 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. Call 3850987. 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. 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. 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 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 Moose has a general meeting and a Moose Legion meeting at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday at the lodge. Lake Placid Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary 3880 meets 10 a.m. second Tuesday at 1224 County Road 621 East. Call 699-5444 Lorida Community Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lorida Community Center to plan events. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets at 7 p.m. second Tuesday at Highlands Regional Medical Center second floor class room. Call Janet Turvey at 465-3138. Nar-Anon Support Group for family members or friends of someone with a drug problem or addiction. Nar-Anon helps attain serenity and a more normal life for those affected by the addic-tions of loved ones, regardless of whether or not he/she has stopped using. 6 p.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Chuch of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Highlands County Branch executive meeting meets 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday at RCMA/Hopewell Center in room 16. Call All Hinson at 399-2243, Rev. Robert Walker at 414-6474 or Davette Thompson at (312) 543-5983.. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday at Avon Park Seventh day Adventist Church, 1410 W. Avon Blvd. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. FloridaRidgeIntergroup.com. C all 382-7731. Visit www.oa.org Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888. Placid Lakes Home and Property Owners Association Inc. has its board meetings at 7 p.m. second Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Annual meetings a re in February. Quarterly meetings are in May, September and December. There is no board meeting in July. Rotary Club of Sebring (Noon) meets at noon at the Sebring Civic Center, near the library in downtown Sebring. Ca ll 385-3829 or 471-9900. Sebring Bridge Club will have Duplicate Bridge games every Tuesday evening. If interested in playing Duplicate Bridge, call 385-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays darts, beginning with sign in at 6 p.m. Games start at 6:30 p.m. No experience necessary. Cost is $2. Smoke-free environ ment. Call 471-3557. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves soft shell tacos 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Bee f franks and Italian sausages served 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. Ca ll 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. SertomaClub meets at 7 a.m. at Dee's Restaurant, Sebring. Call Scott Albritton at 402-1819. The Sons of AMVETS meet s at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at the Post, 2029 U.S. 27 South, Sebring. Toby's Clown Alley has its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday at the Clown Foundation, 109 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL99 meets from 6-7 p.m. at the Atonement Lutheran Church, 1744 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 655-1743. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL618 has weigh in from 4-430 p.m. at Community Bible Church, 1400 CR-17AN. AvonPark. Meeting is at 4:45 p.m. Call 452-1093. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, plays darts 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 E ., Lake Placid. The ladies auxiliary meets at 10 a.m. every second Tuesday. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 has sandwiches at 5 p.m. and Franke from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 385-8902. Page 12BNews-SunSunday, July 10, 2011www.newssun.com COMMUNITYCALENDAR Church Page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 6 9

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DearAbby: When my children were young, I was a single parent. I always put my children first. We didn’t have a lot of money, but we got by. If they asked for something we couldn’t afford, we would discuss it. I’d show them the budget and the bills, and we’d find a way to get what they wanted. They gave up snacks for six months so I could set that money aside to buy them bikes. We also decided we could go to Disney World – if we didn’t have cable for two years. If they wanted something, the answer was always yes, but I let them know we needed to figure out how to manage it. They learned to budget and save for things they wanted. I believe if you work toward a goal, you can achieve it. My new husband disagrees with me. We attended a parenting class together and they agreed with him. This doesn’t sit well with me. I feel that just saying “no” is showing them we have the control, but teaches them nothing. Am I wrong? – Already at Odds in New Jersey DearAt Odds: No. I disagree with your husband and the person teaching the parenting class. If your children are respectful, happy, willing and ready to work hard and sacrifice to achieve their goals, then you are a successful parent. If your household was harmonious until your husband entered it, you don’t need a parenting class – you need family therapy. DearAbby: Eight months ago, I became involved with “Ted,” who was separated from his wife, “Erica.” I fell head-over-heels for him, but in the end, he decided to work things out with his wife. When Ted told Erica about me, she said she wanted to meet me. I decided I owed it to her, so we met. Believe it or not, we hit it off. Within a couple of weeks we were friends. The problem, of course, is that hanging out with Erica means I also see Ted. I thought I was over him, but recently old feelings have come back and I feel awful thinking about him while being good friends with his wife. I don’t want to give up the friendship with her, but being around him is making me sad. What should I do? – Disconcerted Friend Dear Disconcerted: You and I both know what you should do. Put the brakes on the relationship with Erica and Ted, and when she asks why, explain that it has nothing to do with her but you have some unresolved issues to work out. Then back off until you get your head straight, and possibly become involved with another man. To do otherwise is masochistic. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 10, 2011Page 13B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 7/8/11 p/u; 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 8 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 5.542"; 4"; Black; 7/10/11; 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 2 DIVERSIONS 4X4By JULIAN LIM ACROSS 1 '50s pin curls style, e.g. 5 Sean Combs, on stage 11 Things of beauty 15 Ratatouille, e.g. 19 Stick-up stash 20 Mumbai garments 21 Stratford's river 22 "Reason is ... the slave of the passions" writer 23 "We'll find out in due course" 26 Idle in show biz 27 2002 hit for Cam'ron 28 "Junebug" Oscar nominee Adams 29 "That __ fair!" 30 Divine food 31 Ramble on 33 Thumper's pal 35 Near the end 36 One who harnesses the power of midi-chlorians 39 Hotel ad phrase 42 Throws out 44 Senate passings 45 Fancy moldings 46 Sunshine __: old detergent 47 Bug 48 Letter-shaped track 50 Big initials in comedy syndication 53 "Stay alert!" 57 It may be spun 58 "What a klutz I am!" 59 Ricoh competitor 60 Brilliant bunch 61 Applies, as effort 64 Dummkopf 67 Grade of beef 68 Japanese canine 69 Cruise, for one 70 "The Baroque Cycle" sci-fi author Stephenson 71 Linesmen's co-workers 72 Act rashly 79 Disturbing bank letters 80 Far from mega81 Crafted, as a tale 82 French wine valley 83 Town in a Carlo Levi title 85 "Had __ and couldn't ..." 87 Subject involving subjects 88 Cry to some players in hiding 93 Starling's home 94 Ragtag 95 Author Blyton et al. 96 Airbus product 98 Treat as taboo 99 City near Anaheim 100 You might give him the business 101 Ghana's capital 105 Cut down 106 Often skeptical words of encouragement 110 Downwind 111 Not loose 112 "The Ministry of Fear" author 113 __ Indies 114 Some paparazzi gear, briefly 115 Carry 116 Sunshine cookie 117 Time of reckoning DOWN 1 "Trouble's a-comin'!" 2 Stained-glass piece 3 How some things are noted 4 Swimming and diving, e.g. 5 Penultimate Greek letter 6 1980s-'90s New York senator 7 Coming-back words 8 Like a field at sunrise 9 Opus __: "The Da Vinci Code" sect 10 Pricey handbag inits. 11 Carraway's Long Island neighbor, in classic fiction 12 Supposing 13 Jump out of one's skin? 14 Show with '70s samurai sketches, briefly 15 Put away, as a dagger 16 Petrify 17 "Love the Way You Lie" rapper 18 Words of support 24 Driveway option 25 Beans that are a good source of manganese 30 "Wag the Dog" coscreenwriter 32 Wistful sounds 33 Mild 34 Belt maker's tool 35 Start using Facebook, say 36 Weightlifting move 37 Songwriter Sands 38 Eat in style 40 Seamus Heaney's homeland 41 Watch for the wealthy 43 Matrix automaker 47 Grissom of NASA 48 Semicircular moldings 49 Concern for Lady Macbeth 51 Pear from Europe 52 Bedframe part 54 Psy-__: military propaganda, etc. 55 Like Deep Throat 56 Work on seams 57 Like hobnobbers 60 Pitifully small 61 Take home 62 Vintage Jags 63 It was once described as an "odious column of bolted metal" 64 Get wind of 65 Gucci of fashion 66 "Ben-Hur" author Wallace 67 Date 69 Director DeMille 70 Richmond-to-D.C. dir. 72 Evangeline __, who played Kate on "Lost" 73 Target Field team 74 "The Tao of Pooh" author 75 Prove too strong for 76 "Women and Love" author Shere 77 Income sources for some srs. 78 Subsequent 80 Acted bullish? 84 Writing credits 85 Like a saucer's symmetry 86 Tie the knot 87 Cruise milieu 88 Nebraska tribe members 89 Apollo 13 astronaut 90 Bad news from home? 91 Skittish 92 Monsoon-affecting phenomenon 97 "I'll pass" 99 U2's lead vocalist 100 RR station posting 102 Niger neighbor 103 Tabula __ 104 Trial fig. 106 Clock std. 107 "How icky!" 108 Break down 109 Where Odessa is: Abbr. Solution on page 10B Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) –Aries, time is of the essence with a pressing concern. Act quickly or you just may get passed by on this opportunity. Sagittarius plays a pivotal role this week. Taurus (April 21-May 21) –Taurus, things could get interesting this week when someone intervenes on your behalf and it has promising results. Use this opportunity to your benefit. Gemini (May 22-June 21) – Gemini, you can’t move mountains all by yourself. You can accomplish a lot when you put your mind to it, but ask for help sometimes. Cancer(June 22-July 22) – Petty arguments can escalate if you’re not careful, Cancer. It’s better if you keep a level head and push through the rough spots. Better times arrive for the weekend. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) – Leo, take some time to make an important decision and then seek the advice of someone you trust. The decision you have to make this week is not one to take lightly. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) – Virgo, if romance is what you’re after, it’s something you just may find midweek. Someone you overlooked in the past takes on a new light in your eyes. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – You’re checking things off of your to-do list very easily, Libra. Doesn’t it bring you satisfaction to be on top of everything? Keep up the good work. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) –Scorpio, sometimes i t may seem like you’re being persecuted, but you tend to be a little more sensitive and emotional than others. Learn to roll with the punches. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) –Acting in an irrational fashion is not the way to win friends, Sagittarius. Think twice before you do something that can be perceived as foolish in the days to come. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) –Abig party is in the works, Capricorn. Although you may feel a bit nervous about hosting, things will work out just fine if you do a lot of planning. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) – Aquarius, think carefully about the repercussions of a pending decision. This decision will impac t several people and demands your full attention. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) –Pisces, go with the flow and you’ll find you will have a much bette r time of it this week. Scorpio needs a friend. Famous birthdaysJuly 10 Arlo Guthrie, musician, 64; July 11 Lisa Rinna, actress, 48; July 12 Bill Cosby, comic, 74; July 13 -Harrison Ford, actor, 69; July 14 Jane Lynch, actress, 51; July 15 Brian Austin Green, actor, 38; July 16 Corey Feldman, actor, 40. A big party is in the works, Capricorn Throughout the year, I pick up items for the shoe box gift that will be sent to a needy child through the ministry of Samaritan’s Purse/Operation Christmas Child. It’s fun collecting small toys, stuffed animals, an outfit, toothbrush, toothpaste, and gender and age appropriate trinkets, etc. to include. Suggestions are given to guide our choices; yet, leave room for a person’s personal creativity to make the box extra special for the child who will receive it. But, sometimes, I believe the Lord just places in the heart of the giver a certain item to enclose because there is a child with a specific need. Even more than the gift itself, that child may be hungering to know how intimately God cares for him or her. Such was the case in Fiji. I recently read about the 1,500 children to whom Operation Christmas Child gift boxes were distributed. Just think, 1,500 in that one location alone. As the children excitedly received their gifts and made their way to their parents, one child remained seated, head hanging down, box unopened. Avolunteer came alongside him, opened the box and placed a stuffed toy in his hands. The boy was unresponsive. The volunteer cupped his hands around a ball. Still, there was no response. By this time, the boy’s father had quietly spoken to the volunteer telling her that his son couldn’t see. Blind in one eye, he had very little sight in the other. In each gift box, Samaritan’s Purse places a gospel booklet, “The Greatest Gift of All.” The volunteer picked up the book, and held a magnifying glass she had found in the box over the colorful pages. “Can you see it?” his dad asked. Asmile began to curve at the corner of the boy’s mouth affirming he could see it. This spoke to me of God’s amazing love for his children and how specifically he knows our needs – needs that we may not even ask him to fill. Psalm 34: 15 reminds us, “The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry.” Of all the children receiving boxes, this one was placed in the hands of a child who would benefit from the magnifying glass the giver had been prompted to include; and, perhaps, who needed God’s love magnified to him personally. I think I’ll pick up a magnifying glass, just in case. But, more importantly, I want to heed God’s promptings. Selah Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. A magnifying glass for all Pause And Consider Jan Merop Mom teaches kids to make their dreams become reality Dear Abby Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 NEWS-SUN WHOS MAKING NOISE IN TOWN?Subscribe today and “nd out! Call 863-385-6155 for home deliverywww.newssun.com

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LIVING 14B PAGE News-Sun Sunday, July 10, 2011 J.K. RowlingIt’s fitting that the Hogwarts Express is an important part of the “Harry Potter” movies since Rowling brainstormed the series during a train journey from Manchester to London. Scholastic says she then spent five years outlining the plots for each book before writing the first novel. When “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” was complete, she shopped her book around and it eventually was published in 1997. The American version — changing “Philosopher” to “Sorcerer” — printed a year later. When the fourth book, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” published in July of 2000, the 766page book hit stores in Britain, Canada, the U.S. and Australia simultaneously and subsequently broke records for the greatest number of books sold on the first weekend of publication. In 2007 — 10 years after the release of the first book — the seventh and final book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” was published. Scholastic says it had a “record-breaking first print-run of 12 million copies in the U.S.” and the book sold 8.3 million copies in 24 hours, making it the fastest selling book in history. In June, Forbes reported Rowling, 45, is one of just 14 women around the world who are selfmade billionaires. Despite her success — and insistence that she’s not writing more books in the series — the story didn’t end with book seven. The Potterverse thrives, namely through the successful movies and The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, which opened at Universal Studios Orlando (Fla.) in 2010. And perhaps as a way to appease fans sad to see the final movie hit the silver screen this summer, on June 23 Rowling announced Pottermore (www.pottermore. com), an “exciting online experience around the reading of the Harry Potter books,” according to the website. The free site opens in October, with a personal promise from Rowling that she’ll be involved on the site as well, as she has more information about the “Harry Potter” universe to share with committed readership. — Kim Ossi, MCTWhen cast in the 2001 “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” Radcliffe, 21, had the future of the entire “Harry Potter” empire resting on his young shoulders — much like “The Boy Who Lived” — he had to quickly come to terms with his future in the wizarding world. But Radcliffe, to the relief of fans, was the perfect Potter. Although Radcliffe grew up before our eyes in the role that has defined his young career, he also has appeared on both stage and screen in other ventures. In 2007, Radcliffemade headlines when starring in a critically acclaimed London West End production of “Equus,” which required him to appear nude in one scene. Also in 2007 he starred in the Australian “December Boys” and a TVmovie, “My Boy Jack.” After shooting the final “Harry Potter” movie, he starred in a thriller to be released next year, “The Woman in Black.” Currently, he’s performing on Broadway in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” a revival of the 1961 musical.— Kim Ossi, MCTDaniel Radcliffe Emma WatsonThe 21-year-old actress, who played know-it-all Hermione Granger, is the first of the actors who grew up on the sets of “Harry Potter” to shake off the persona that made her famous. Despite being one of the highest paid actresses in the world, Watson attended Brown University as a literature major until dropping out recently, due to work commitments. According to published reports, she plans to transfer to another university in the fall to pursue a different major. In the meantime, she is filming “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” with Paul Rudd and Logan Lerman. She recently wrapped work on “My Week with Marilyn,” costarring Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe and Kenneth Branagh as Laurence Olivier. Watson also has become a much sought after fashion model, admired for her style. And she’s collaborating with Alberta Ferretti on an ecofriendly fashion line called Pure Threads, according to Vogue magazine.— Merrie Leininger, MCTRupert GrintGrint, 22, who played Ron Weasley, is filming or committed to several films, according to IMDB.com. He has wrapped shooting in Norway on “Comrade,” in which he stars as an English pilot. The story is based on the German officer and pilot Horst Schopis and English captain Richard Partridge’s accounts of what happened when a British and a German plane shot each other down on April 27, 1940. For several days, the enemies sought shelter together in a mountain cabin. He’s also attached to “Eddie the Eagle,” a comedy about England’s first ski jumper to enter the winter Olympics, a horror film called “Cross Country,” and another war film, “Wartime Wanderers,” in which an entire football team enlist together in 1939 after being inspired by their coach’s speech.— Merrie Leininger, MCTTom FeltonFelton has played Harry Potter’s arch-nemesis Draco Malfoy in all eight “Harry Potter” films. In between “Potter” films, he acted in several independent horror flicks, including “Disappeared” in 2008 and “13Hrs” in 2010. In August, he will appear in “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” starring James Franco and Freida Pinto. Felton, 23, also is one of the founders of Six String Productions, a recording company that represents young talented musicians turned down by major recording industry executives.— Lauren Redding, MCTBonnie WrightThe young Weasley sister is all grown up and engaged to another “Harry Potter” actor, Jamie Campbell Brower. He played the younger version of Gellert Grindelwald in “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.” Brower also is a cast member of that other pop culture phenomena — he plays Caius in the “Twilight” films. Wright, 20, is signed on to other movies. She’s currently filming a story called “Geography of the Hapless Heart,” about five different love stories shot in five different locations around the world.— Merrie Leininger, MCTMatthew LewisMillions of “Harry Potter” fans will see Neville Longbottom come into his own in the latest film, just as the 22-yearold actor best known for the role has come into his. Lewis started his magical journey at 11, just like his character. As he and his character grew, he gradually shed the fat suit, false teeth and protruding ears. As Lewis told Parade magazine, Neville got “a bit cooler.” Like fellow “Potter” actor Daniel Radcliffe, Lewis has recently took to the stage to hone his craft, performing in a U.K. production of Agatha Christie’s “Verdict.” — Michaelle Bond, MCTJames and OliverPhelps Best known for their roles as mischievous twins Fred and George Weasley, the 25-yearold Phelps brothers are more like their characters than many realize, being known as pranksters among friends and family. Aside from the Potter films, the twins also briefly appeared in the English television series “Kingdom” in 2009. In September, Oliver is set to begin filming a new movie called “Latin Quarter,” an account of Pablo Picasso’s adventurous first years in Paris during the early 1900s. — Lauren Redding, MCTEvanna LynchThe 19-year-old Irish actress began her acting career playing the quirky Luna Lovegood in the fifth movie, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” Lynch contributed to the upcoming book “Dear Mr. Potter: Letters of Love, Loss, and Magic,” which features letters and pictures from fans describing how J.K. Rowling’s magical story touched their lives. Proceeds from the book will benefit the youth literacy efforts of the Harry Potter Alliance, a nonprofit organization that engages young people in solving social justice issues.— Michaelle Bond, MCT 20012010 20022010 20012011 2011 20072010 WARNER BROS.Harry Potter (Daniel Radcliffe), left, and Ron Weasley (Rupert Grint) watch Hermione Granger (Emma Watson) perform a spell in 2001's "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." JOE BURBANK/ORLANDO SENTINEL/MCT GRAYLOCK/ABACAPRESS/MCT JOE BURBANK/ORLANDO SENTINEL/MCT The success of the Harry PotterŽ franchise has made J.K. Rowling a billionaire. 19992011 he end of an era is upon us, as the final film about the beloved boy wizard, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,” opens in theaters on July 15. Fans have dedicated 14 years to following the transformation of an orphan, who once lived in a cupboard under the stairs, to a wizard who saves the world from evil. With the movie franchise, the actors who portray the beloved — and reviled — characters have grown up before our eyes. Read on to learn more about the actors and author J.K. Rowling, then and now.— Kim Ossi, McClatchy-Tribune