<%BANNER%>
The news-sun
ALL ISSUES CITATION MAP IT! PDF VIEWER
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028423/01068
 Material Information
Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
Physical Description: v. : ill. ;
Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 07-15-2011
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
semiweekly[ former 1988-1996]
three times a week
regular
Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sebring (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lake Placid (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Avon Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Highlands County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Lake Placid
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Avon Park
Coordinates: 27.495556 x -81.444444 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each day's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 000579631
oclc - 29858590
notis - ADA7478
lccn - sn 94003669
issn - 1074-8342
System ID: UF00028423:01068
 Related Items
Preceded by: Sebring news (Sebring, Fla.)
Preceded by: Avon Park sun

Downloads

This item is only available as the following downloads:

( PDF )


Full Text

PAGE 1

C M Y K NEWS-SUN Highlands County’s Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, July 15-16, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 83 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 95 77Complete Forecast PAGE 12A Some sun with a Tstorm in the afternoon Forecast Question: Should the county focus more on boosting art and cultural tourism? Next question: Has Gov. Rick Scott done a good job of keeping campaign promises?(story on page 6A) www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Inside Obituaries Charles D. Petrick Age 83, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 43.5% No 56.5% Total votes: 69 Classifieds9A Community Briefs2A Community Calendar5B Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living6B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times11B Police Blotter2A Religion8B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle11B Index WAUCHULA STATE BANK; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 4 Welcome to Hogwarts PAGE12A Final movie sad, satisfying REVIEW, 11AThe end of a magical ride By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING — County Administrator Ricky Helms gave commissioners a preview of the 2011-12 budget at the meeting on Tuesday, and informed the public that he was cutting five employees and $6.4 million from last year’s numbers. “The FY2011-12 Budget is $114,809,001 and is balanced with the millage rate of 7.1 mils, which is 7.6 percent below the roll-back rate,” Helms told the public and commissioners. Helms informed the public that he used close to $7.7 million from contingency to balance the budget, but had used less than anticipated from the previous budget deficit, trimming the “rainy day” fund from $21 million to $13 million. “Balancing the budget is a difficult task in an economic environment where property valuations are steadily decreasing and consumer spending is down. The everincreasing costs of doing business, increasing requests for services and increases in unfunded mandates eventually require an increase in service reductions, revenue, or efficiency,” Helms read from a letter to the board. Helms made a presentation about how the money was spent at the county level, and explained the new focus tha t county staff has developed because of the economy. “In recent years, the priority has been to offer more County to cut $6.4M, 5 jobs from budget Special to the News-SunThis Saturday night you can watch Megan Lunsford of Avon Park vie for the Miss Florida USAcrown on CBS at 7:30 p.m. Megan is the 18year-old daughter of John and Leah Lunsford, both of Avon Park, now living in Plantation. She is also granddaughter of Mary Lunsford and maternal grandmother Caryl Ryan, both are lifelong residents of Avon Park. Megan and her older brother Johnny attended preschool and elementary school here and the family still owns a weekend home on Lake Lotela. Megan was crowned Miss Hollywood USA2011 in May, and has been participating in and winning South Florida pageants for less than a year. In that time, she has won several crowns and trophies and been voted Miss Photogenic on numerous occasions, all qualifying her for this weekend’s statewide pageant. As part of the Miss Florida USApageant experience, she Former AP resident to compete in Miss Florida USA Contest Courtesy photo Former Avon Park resident Megan Lunsford will compete in the Miss Florida USA Pageant on Saturday. See LUNSFORD, page 7A See COUNTY, page 7A By COLLEEN LONG Associated PressNEWYORK — A42-year-old aspiring musician hurled a newspaper box through the recently repaired doors o f the Ed Sullivan Theater where the “Late Show With David Letterman” is filmed, days after another man did the same thing, police said Thursday. Alvin Moore, of Sebring, has been arrested on charges of burglary and criminal mischief and was accused o f doing $1,500 worth of damage, and tussling with a security guard, police said. He suffered minor injuries when he was whacked on the head with a golf club the security guard had used to arm himself at around 1 a.m. Thursday. He has been treated and released, police said. Moore told authorities he was angry the CBS late-night hos t had not responded to several demo tapes he had sent. He also told investigators that he was aware the theater had been trashed earlier this week and thought he could ge t attention, police said. In the first incident, James Whittemore, 22, was arrested Sunday on charges he smashed through the theate r doors in a drunken rage, police said. He was arraigned on the charges, accused o f doing $5,000 worth of damage. His attorney says the thespian was drunk and doesn’t recall the incident. Highlands County records show Moore was booked into the county jail on May 17 for battery. Sebring man charged with break-in at Late Show theater in NYC Subdued by guard wielding a golf club Moore by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING — Highlands County’s Tourism Development Council — comprised of two paid employees and a nine-member volunteer board — was founded in 1992. It operates under the jurisdiction of the county commission, which has final say over what the council does. Funding comes from bed tax dollars (2 percent of every dollar a visitor pays for overnight accommodation). The council’s function is to oversee those tax dollars, TDCs main emphasis has been on sports Filling the holeUnpopular decisionsGov. Scott keeps promises, loses popularity Fighting to surviveSebring stays alive in Dixie Boys state tourney SPORTS, 1BStaying putLake Placid votes to keep millage rate at same level as last year PAGE2A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS A deep dredge hole just off the beach has caused City Pier Beach on Lake Jackson to be closed to swimming since 2008. By CHRISTOHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING — Tuesday, the city council will be discussing the possibly of filling-in the 12 foot deep dredged hole running parallel to City Pier Beach on Lake Jackson. Dug in the 1960s, the hole posed no problem for years. As lake levels fell, however, it posed a threat as the beach expanded toward it. In June of 2008, a young man drowned while swimming over it. Since then the beach has been closed to swimming. Sebring council member John Griffin said in an interview Thursday morning that it’s a terrible waste of a resource. City Pier Beach is a wonderful place, he said, with pavilions, fine sand, a sea wall, a retention pond, ample parking and restrooms. The difficulty in fixing the problem has been the high cost and Department of Environmental Protection mandates and rules. For example, the city had asked to move sand from off shore of Veterans Beach. The DEP, however, required the sand to be moved on land and allowed to drain and dry before being placed in the hole. This Plan proposes using bed tax dollars to fix dredge hole off of City Pier beach Griffin See HOLE, page 8A See TDC, page 8A

PAGE 2

C M Y K Just before U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman Second Class Chris Paulson left for Afghanistan at the end of February, he had an unthinkable conversation with his new bride. “If something happened, he wanted me to take care of everything,” the sailor’s wife told The Unknown Soldiers. “He wanted me to take care of his body.” As HM2 Paulson provides medical care for U.S. Marines, Afghan soldiers and civilian bystanders during the volatile Helmand province fighting season, his wife waits nervously on the home front for the chance, someday, to live with her husband for the first time. Yet while every military spouse faces challenges, Hospitalman Samantha Paulson is a warrior, too. “There’s a chance I could be turning around and going on a deployment when he gets back,” said HN Paulson, who is stationed at North Carolina’s Camp Lejeune. “But I can’t sit here and say ‘woe is me,’either, because this is what we signed up for.” The Dec. 27, 2010, marriage of Chris and Samantha Paulson can be attributed, in part, to a sprained ankle she suffered during training. After treating her injury, Samantha’s future husband invited her to a barbeque. The rest is history. “We were going to try to wait and have the big, fancy wedding,” she said. “But shortly after we started dating, his deployment papers came up.” This is Chris Paulson’s third deployment to a war zone, after previously serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. According to his wife, he’s never seen anything like this year’s fighting in Helmand province. “I’m inspired by him every day, and I hope one day I can be as talented and skilled as he is,” she said. “He’s very dedicated to treating his Marines and tries to stay focused on the mission as much as possible.” Despite her military training, Samantha has to limit how much she thinks about day-to-day operations in Afghanistan. “If I started letting it get to me, I don’t think I would ever stop crying,” the sailor admitted. “You can’t prepare yourself for the idea that your spouse might die.” Samantha’s husband and the Marines he treats spend almost every day out on foot patrols. The risks they face are very real. “In addition to the improvised explosive devices buried underneath them, (terrorists) are now putting IEDs in trees so they can blow up over a vehicle,” Samantha said. “The enemy had been sitting there angry all winter, and now they’re ready to fight.” Samantha said Chris recently pulled a bullet out of a civilian’s leg and has probably treated more Afghans than Americans during his current deployment. But the tragic June 27 combat death of a Marine in his care, Cpl. Michael Nolen, 22, will likely haunt her husband for the rest of his days. “This isn’t the first Marine they’ve lost, and it won’t be the last, unfortunately,” the sailor said, her voice trembling. “Out there, all you have is your job. It’s just one never-ending day.” Taking advantage of the resources available to her as an active duty sailor and military spouse, Samantha frequently visits chaplains and family readiness groups. “I’ve definitely used these things because there have been days when, of course, I’m worried about him,” she said. “I’m just as worried about his fellow Marines. I jump every time my phone rings,” Samantha added. When her husband returns in the fall, the couple will have a few days together before Chris heads to Naval Station Great Lakes in Lake County, Ill. “We’re going to try to spend as much time together as possible and meet up with some of the Marines he served with and their wives,” Samantha said. “They’re all hungry for real food, so I imagine a good steak is in order.” As HM2 Chris Paulson risks his life thousands of miles away, with even more time apart from his wife on the horizon, one would think HN Samantha Paulson would be full of despair. But like her husband, she took the Hospital Corpsman Pledge and won’t let her country down. “I’d do it all over again,” she said. “This relationship and my job are that important to me.” To find out more about Tom Sileo, or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. Page 2ANews-SunFriday, July 15, 2011www.newssun.com Pub Block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 0 8 0 3 4 July 13 252838424448x:5Next jackpot $25 millionJuly 9 53438404552x:4 July 6 346394852x:5 July 13 115243034 July 12 117253035 July 11 718202234 July 10 6792734 July 13 (n) 1824 July 13 (d) 6447 July 12 (n) 6444 July 12 (d) 7711 July 13(n) 258 July 13 (d) 367 July 12 (n) 008 July 12(d) 849 July 12 2031363812 July 8 78212817 July 5 123313619 July 1 82227379 July 13 818193254 PB: 8 PP: 4Next jackpot $61 millionJuly 9 19112331 PB: 6 PP: 3 July 6 1115245055 PB: 8 PP: 2 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 The never-ending day Ticket prices for comedian Bill Engvall’s show on November 3, part of the Florida Hospital Foundation’s annual fundraising Gala are: $60, $65, $70 and $110. Correction SHS Class of 91 awards scholarshipsSEBRING – Sebring High School Class of 1991 has awarded two scholarships to commemorate their 20-year reunion. Graduated seniors Brian Millier and Rachel Lang received scholarships for their excellent academic performance and outstanding character. As part of the 20-year celebration, committee members Audrey Young, Betsye Muniz, and Teresa Ware have planned a reunion weekend for July 22-24. On Friday night, classmates will enjoy appetizers, beer, wine and music at Cowpoke’s Wateringhole and Grill starting at 6:30 p.m. On Saturday, July 23 at 10 a.m., classmates are invited to Sebring High School on a tour, led by classmate and SHS teacher Ruth Vanderkay. Asemi-formal dinner and class photo is planned for Saturday, 7 p.m., at the Candelight Restaurant and Lounge. On Sunday, family day will be coordinated by AmyWhittington Reed and hosted by classmate Brandi Jacobs Hornickat her home in Lake Placid. All classmate are encouraged to attend this fantastic event. For more information, registration and payment go to www.sebring91.com or text/call Audrey Young at (936) 662-4264.Chamber Bowling Bonanza is todaySEBRING — Sebring Chamber Bowling Bonanza will be today at Kegel Bowling Center from 6-8:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per person or sponsor a team for only $150. Food, fun and awesome door prizes.Chamber lunch is TuesdaySEBRING –The Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce membership lunch is set for 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Island View Restaurant in Sun ’N Lake. The sponsor will be Hodges University and the cost is $10. The luncheon is open to chamber members only. RSVPby noon Monday. A ARP Driver Safety program class setSEBRING — The AARPDriver Safety class will be offered from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 26. Complete the class in one day. No driving; no tests. There is a possible discount on car insurance, good for three years. The class will be at St. John’s United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive. To register, call Mary Jane Lloyd at 452-0335.Leisure Lakes Homeowners meet SaturdayLAKE PLACID — Leisure Lakes Homeowners meeting will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the new fire station on the corner of Lake June Road and Lake June Boulevard. Come early for coffee COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 5A Courtesy photoNewlyweds Chris and Samantha Paulson are both serving in the Navy. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comLAKE PLACID — After some brief discussion, Lake Placid’s town council voted 3-0 on Monday night to cap the millage rate at 3.81, the same as the previous fiscal year. Town Clerk Arlene Tuck asked the council to set a higher rollback rate of 3.93, one that could take into account any overlooked budget problems, but council stood firm on not presenting the citizens with a possible raise in taxes. “I would like to set the rate at 3.93 just in case an emergency comes up. “Once you set the rate, you can always go down, but you cannot go up,” Tuck said. Councilwoman Cheryl Davis was on vacation, but members Ray Royce, Debra Worley and Steve Bastardi all stated that they felt taxpayers deserved a break in the struggling economy. “I don’t want the citizens to get a TRIM notice and think we are raising taxes. That would create a lo t more controversy. I would rather cut off any controversy now and just set it at the same as last year and try to lower it if we can,” Royce said. “I would like to sugges t that we shoot to lower the millage. I would like to send a message to the public that we are doing wha t we can to help,” Bastardi said. “I would like to send the message to the public tha t we can get the job done with less. If we are going to give the citizens a break, now would be the time.” Amill is a term used to define that $1 is used fo r every $1,000 in taxable value for property. LP to keep millage rate at same level Royce 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 Tuesday, July 12: Joy Lynne Cleary, 36, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of cocaine. Kimberly Elaine Dorobiala, 31, of Sebring, was charged for possession of controlled substance without prescription; possession of drug equipment and/or use; and battery on law enforcement officer. James Richard Green, 20, of Venus, was sentenced to 30 days for larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. Wesley Allen Keene, 30, of Avon Park, was charged for possession of stolen property, illegal possession of shopping or laundry cart. Breayawntay Alexis King, 22, of Bradenton, was charged for possession of cannabis; and possession of drug paraphernalia. Elias G. Sanchez, 39, of Sebring, was charged for driving under the influence of alcohol and damaging property; and DUI. Paul Dewayne Smith, 50, of Tampa, was charged with sexual assault by custodian, victim 12 years of age up to 15, two counts. POLICEBLOTTER Special to the News-SunLeadership Highlands is accepting applications for the class of 2012. The mission of Leadership Highlands is to develop leaders with a thorough understanding of, and strong sense of commitment to, Highlands County and an appreciation for the strengths found in its abundant diversity. The program familiarizes participants with the infrastructure, agencies, and economic enterprises that exist in Highlands County; exposes participants to the range of needs in the community and identifies resources to meet those needs; provides participants with the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with each other and existing community leaders, so as to learn from the backgrounds and perspectives of one another; and encourages civic participation and volunteer involvement in the community. Call Kris Schmidt at 7847189 or visit www.southflorida.edu/leadershiphighlands/. For an application, visit www.southflorida.edu/_documents/LH_Application.pdf and return it to the Sebring Chamber of Commerce, or mail it to Leadership Highlands, Attn: Kris Schmidt, SFCC, 600 W. College Drive, Avon Park, FL33825. The application deadline is July 21. Applications sought for Leadership Highlands Class of 2012

PAGE 3

C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, July 15, 2011Page 3A

PAGE 4

C M Y K The late ventriloquist Edgar Bergen once did a routine where he told his dummy Charlie McCarthy that someone noted what he “had done for ventriloquism.” Charlie corrected him: someone had noted what he “had done TO ventriloquism.” And so it is for Australian-born international media titan Rupert Murdoch: he has had an impact on journalism but he has done more to it than for it. And what he has done is not pretty. Murdoch’s name was synonymous with Fleet Street style sensationalism and political activism long before the present phone hacking scandal in Great Britain, which ironically has spawned a string of Murdoch-style sensationalist news stories every day. The pace of developments is mind blogging. To recap: News of the World was abruptly closed by Murdoch amid stories the paper hacked phones of kidnap and murder victim Milly Dowling, war veterans, victims of the 7/7 British terrorist attack, the royal family, some 4,000 individuals and even may have sought to get into the phones of 9/11 victims. Other Murdoch papers were reportedly involved. Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown accused a Murdoch paper of hacking into private medical records detailing his son’s cystic fibrosis. Police were paid to get phone numbers of Buckingham Palace staff members. One arrested sacrificial lamb was former News of the World editor Andy Coulson who left Murdoch’s company in 2007 to become aide to Prime Minister — a symbol of Murdoch’s political importance. Murdoch now seems to be trying to protect his protg and News International’s Chief Executive Rebeka Brooks and his son and heir apparent James. Many believe Murdoch’s killing News of the World was a way to offer a batch of journalists and editors up as sacrificial lambs. It was: “Let’s put another News of the World staffer on the barbie.” Now he has consequences. News Corp. shares fell five percent in New York. His cherished bid to take full control Sky TVnews seems off for now.There are predictions his FCC licenses will be challenged in the U.S. Shocking? Not really. When it was announced in 1976 that Murdoch bought the venerable New York Post, news stories at the time noted Murdoch’s use of imported tabloid-oriented editors, sensationalisti c news values and political bias. Many US media types felt it was the demise of what is now the country’s oldest continuously published newspaper. Today, the Post is a highly readable paper and a style once considered sleazy is now considered feisty mainstream. What Carl Bernstein calls “Murdoch’s Watergate” is most shocking because it’s hard to believe these were rogue editors and managers. I wrote for the Christian Science Monitor and Chicago Daily News overseas and worked on Knight Ridder and Copley papers. Management at each paper would fire staffers who crossed ethical lines. At the very least Murdoch created a political, managerial and journalistic culture that nurtured an “anything for a story” behavior. In the classic gangster film “Little Caesar” Edward G. Robinson as the doomed Rico says: “Mother of God: can this be the end of Rico?” This won’t be the end of Murdoch, but his non-stop ascent may have been halted. In The Wizard of Oz the dog Toto pulls the curtain back to reveal the fearsome Wizard is really an electronic-device manipulating old man. “Just ignore the man behind the curtain,” the old man says. In this case, we can’t just ignore the manipulative old man behind the curtain because of what this man behind the curtain has done — or has enabled to be done -to the quality and ethics of journalism. He has given a double meaning to the word “journalistic hack.” Joe Gandelman is a veteran journalist who wrote for newspapers overseas and in the United States. He has appeared on cable news show political panels and is Editorin-Chief of The Moderate Voice, an Internet hub for inde pendents, centrists and moderates. CNNs John Avlon named him as one of the top 25 Centrists Columnists and Commentators. He can be reached at jgandelman@themoderatevoice.com. The verdicts in the Casey Anthony trial vividly demonstrated the importance of independent jurors — and cast additional doubts on Florida’s frequent pursuit of the death penalty.By finding Anthony not guilty of first-degree murder and aggravated child-abuse charges, the 12-member jury defied popular opinion, stunned TVcommentators and denied the state of Florida the convictions it sought. The jury only found Anthony guilty of lying to law enforcement authorities. One of the jurors, Jennifer Ford, said she and others on the jury were “sick to our stomachs” after voting to acquit Anthony of charges that she killed her 2-year-old daughter Caylee. But Ford framed the decision in words that should be considered by all Americans, especially those who took to the streets to protest the verdict: “I did not say she was innocent,” said Ford. “I just said there was not enough evidence. If you cannot prove what the crime was, you cannot determine what the punishment should be.” Ultimately, prosecutors were unable to establish a motive for the killing or a definitive cause of Caylee’s death. It was the prosecution’s duty to prove Anthony’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. The failure to meet that high standard is the state’s fault, and jurors showed fortitude by recognizing as much. ... The death-penalty system — in Florida and other states — has been recognized by the American Bar Association as “deeply flawed.” Florida’s prosecution of Anthony and pursuit of the death penalty, with circumstantial evidence and a case that raised reasonable doubts, constituted another flaw in the capital-punishment system. An editorial from the Gainesville Sun. Page 4ANews-SunFriday, July 15, 2011www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS Independents Eye Joe Gandelman 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 A re impact fees the real villain?Editor: The impact fee issue has been discussed and thrashed out for years now. The most recent public hearing on it drew this conclusion: Impact fees have successfully been made the scapegoat of the housing industry. Somehow, the housing industry – that is, developers, contractors, realtors, banking and insurance industries (a.k.a. Wall Street/Corporate America) – played no part in the catastrophic economic disaster facing America today. I had stated that violation of the state Department of Community Affairs and county planning and zoning laws and regulations were a key element in the evolution of the housing melt down. It appears I was wrong; the term violation has several “synonyms:” exemption, waver, deduction, special hardship, extension, expansion. The developers, et al, did not violate the laws and regulations; they simply applied for one of the above during the process of constructing their projects. The result was that the county taxpayers (mostly homeowners) were left with the bill, some $500 million backlog in infrastructure and counting. But, counters and objector, homeowners get a homestead exemption, now $50,000 after the first year; however, the county did not grant the whole extra $25,000 to everyone, only $5,000. And Save Our Homes owners will see a 3 percent increase this year, which is only fair. Avon Park and Sebring instituted a fire assessment tax because a large number of homeowners paid no tax on their homes; the fire assessment tax again was fair, because everybody should pay something for the government services they receive; in fact, they receive a greater percent of government service. Getting back to the impact fee, the public has been influenced that the impact fee is the cause of the housing fiasco today. Even if the county collected 100 percent of the projected $6,000 impact fee, it would be only a fraction of the construction cost. But the actual fee was 25 percent of that $6,000 fee, starting in June 2007, increasing 10 percent each year after that. It is still unknown how many developers slipped under the wire between January and June 2007. So the county didn’t collect even 1 percent. Never the less, the repercussions of that policy have been devastating to millions of homeowners in this state. The county commission should be commended for its research of the past history of land purchases, a key element of that policy. The property owners usually made more money, above appraised value, in good times, but did not lose money in bad economic times. This time last week, they saved the county taxpayers $100,000 between the original price and the one agreed to by the owner. Yet, I fear for the working class of this country. Gabriel Read Avon Park Officials commended; committee reprimandedEditor: I am a homeowner, full-time resident of Avon Park, the director of business for Avon Park Holiness Camp and the chairman of the board for Avon Park Church Services Center. As such, I have a vested interest in the governmental affairs of this town. While I have not always agreed with some of the council members and mayor, it is still my town and a great place to live. Monday evening at the town council meeting, I witnessed the complete council conduct themselves in an exemplary manner. I commend them for that. The interim city manager, Julian DeLeon, gave perhaps one of the best visual presentations I’ve seen, of the needs of the city pertaining to budgetary issues, along with recommendations to mitigate each one. The council acted appropriately. We have some of the best talent in this city that could be found anywhere. While I would recommend Mr. DeLeon be given the job of city manager, it is probably necessary to review and interview the other qualified candidates, keeping in mind that Mr. DeLeon has the best grasp of the issues of the city and is not afraid to tackle them and does not have to be “brought up to speed.” The reason for this letter is not only to commend city council, interim city manager, clerks, etc., but to note that the committee appointed to review city manager applications lambasted the council, who in the end is responsible for hiring a city manager, for favorable comments they supposedly made concerning their approval of the difficult job that Mr. DeLeon is doing in this trying time. I find that totally inappropriate. My guess is that the reporters will not report the excellent presentation and conduct on the meeting, but will focus on the comments of that one individual. How sad. David J. Collier Avon ParkIs our judicial system fair?Editor: My name is Wellington Clarke. I have a daughter that was born in the year of 2000. After five years I found out that she is my child. I then tried to do whatever I could to be a part of this child’s life. But her mother and grandmother have and are still making it very impossible. All they care about is the money. They both are money hungry. I was going in front of a certain judge for about four years letting him know about how my little girl was being treated and how they keep blocking and not doing what the court says. After about the fourth or fifth time coming before this same judge, he realized that my daughter needed to get out of the mess she was in. So he awarded her to her father. So they, the mother and grandmother, hire this lawyer that didn’t know anything about the situation. All he seems to care about is the law. So, of course I was talked into borrowing $2,700 to obtain a lawyer, which did me no good. I gave him my money to do nothing because that is what he did. So we go back to court on Jan. 14, 2011, the lawyer said that the judge stepped above the law so he had to undo what he did. I had to return my daughter back into that bad environment. How can that be fair? You be the judge. Since that day I have not seen or heard from my daughter. Who’s to blame (the judge, the lawyer, the mother and grandmother. The system in this case stinks). You be the judge. Wellington E. Clarke Jr. Sebring Another viewpoint Murdochs hacking scandal: The man behind the curtain 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. All items will run on a first-come basis as space permits, although more timely ones could be moved up.

PAGE 5

C M Y K and doughnuts and meet your neighbors. New residents in the Leisure Lakes area are encouraged to attend and join the homeowners association. Dues are only $7 per year. Topic for discussion will be “Emergency Preparedness.”Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK VFWPost 9853 will host a Biloxi Getaway from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2 at the Beau Rivage. Reservation needs to be made by Aug. 1. Call Rita Dawson, Auxiliary member, for information and reservations at 452-5647. The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will host music by Uptown Country from 5-8 p.m. today. Karaoke by Peg and Perry from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Any questions, call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The American Legion Placid Post 25 will host Jimmy Black on Friday. Any questions, call 465-0975. The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will host Texas Holdem at 2 p.m. today. Music with Freddie from 6-9 p.m. Bingo-bango is at 2 p.m. Saturday. Karaoke with Fireman from 6-9 p.m. Any questions, call 465-0131. The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 will have bingo at 2 p.m. with early bird at 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Music with Now and Then. For more information, call 6995444. The American Legion Auxiliary, Placid Unit 25 will host a casino trip to Immokalee on Tuesday, July 26. Cost is $35 (includes $30 free play and $5 food voucher). Coffee and doughnuts will be served from 7:458:15 a.m. Bus leaves at 8:30 a.m. from the American Legion Post, 1490 U.S. 27 N. SEBRING AMVETPost 21 will have karaoke with the CowBelles from 7-10 p.m. Saturday. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, July 15, 2011Page 5A PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black; main, 84552 liquor; 0 0 0 0 9 5 5 0 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; main ff top right pg; 0 0 0 0 9 8 8 3 Residence Inn trade; 3.639"; 5"; Black; residence inn trade; 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 8 NEWS-SUN Continued from page 2A Courtesy photo Kara Watkins reads to students at the Sebring Public Library. Special to the News-SunSEBRING – Highlands County dairy farmer Kara Watkins visited the Sebring Public Library on July 8 to read to a group of approximately 60 children. The featured book was “Allison Investigates: Does Chocolate Milk Come from Brown Cows?” by Colette Omans Nicoletta, a book about life on a dairy farm and the process of making chocolate milk. Watkins answered questions about growing up on a dairy farm and brought along a calf named ‘Little Bit” from her family farm for the children to pet. The event was part of a statewide reading program offered by Florida Dairy Farmers. Library assistant Deb Frisco said, “Kara was delightful and really connected with the kids for a very special and memorable experience. We hope Florida Dairy Farmers will continue offering this wonderful program.” For more information about bringing this program to a library near you, contact Alayna Rivera at (407) 647-8899 or alaynar@floridamilk.com/. Florida Dairy Farmers is a farmer-funded organization that works to educate people about the state’s dairy farming industry and promote nutrient-rich dairy foods as an important part of a healthy lifestyle. FDF is one of 19 member organizations of the United Dairy Industry Association and carries out the programs of Dairy Management Inc., the umbrella organization based in Chicago. For more information, call (407) 647-8899 or visit www.floridamilk.com. Local dairy farmer teaches kids about life on the farm COMMUNITYBRIEFS OBITUARIES CHARLES D. PETRICK Charles D. Petrick, 83, of Sebring, Fla., passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 6, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 26, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio, son of Charles G. and Rose Petrick. He proudly served his country as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. Charles graduated from Ohio State University with an accounting degree and began his accounting career. He earned his CPAcertification and retired as vice president-finance for Litton Industries. In retirement he enjoyed traveling with his wife and friends. He also volunteered his accounting expertise for AARPduring each tax season. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 56 years, Carolyn; and sons, Charles Jr. (Elaine), and Gary (Kristine) and daughters, Cindy Gnew (John), Gloria McClain (Doug) and Cheryl Wagner (Dave); 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Amemorial service is planned for Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 at Emmanuel United Church of Christ in Sebring at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to Hope Hospice or a charity of your choice. Arrangements were entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 By HOLBROOK MOHR Associated PressJACKSON, Miss. — A Catholic priest who police believe was killed with his own pistol traveled with the gun for protection and kept it in the bedroom of the Mississippi beach house where he was shot, a colleague said Wednesday. Afellow cleric said the 70-year-old Rev. Edward E. Everitt usually went alone on weekend getaways to Waveland, the quiet town on the Mississippi Gulf Coast where his body was found Monday. Aconvicted felon who worked on the house is suspected of killing the Louisiana priest, then taking his car to Florida for a Disney vacation. “He carried a gun for his own safety because he would be over there by himself,” the Rev. Cayet Mangiaracina said of Everitt’s .380 caliber pistol. “He kept it in his car, and then over there he kept it by his bed.” It’s not clear how much Everitt knew about the past of the man who did odd jobs for him. Jeremy Wayne Manieri, 31, has a long criminal record, but served short sentences for crimes that include a conviction for molesting a child, authorities said Wednesday. Manieri had a court appearance Wednesday in Florida and waived extradition to Mississippi. Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd told The Associated Press that Manieri gave a detailed confession. But Judd declined to elaborate because “it’s a Mississippi case.” Man waives extradition in priests murder Associated PressORLANDO — The Florida Highway Patrol has arrested a 30-year-old man on charges of leaving the scene of a fatal crash that killed a 15-year-old boy and injured his brother last year. FHPspokeswoman Kim Montes says Eric Wydra was arrested Thursday. He faces 30 years in prison if convicted. Officials say Anthony Rodriguez was walking to a school bus stop with his brother, 15year-old Miguel, when the Nov. 3 crash occurred. They were struck by a car that swerved off the road. Troopers issued an alert for the suspect’s car and a retired firefighter spotted it a few hours later outside a supermarket. FHPquestioned Wydra and took a blood sample, but he was not arrested. Records show Wydra has a history of traffic violations, including driving under the influence. Man arrested in crash that killed teen Associated PressPORTLAND, Ore. — A state representative in Oregon says he’ll sponsor a Caylee’s Law in his state. Rep. Shawn Lindsay of Aloha says the law would require parents or caregivers to report a missing or deceased child within 24 hours. KGW-TVreports the bill is a response to the death in Florida of 2-year-old Caylee Anthony, who was not reported missing for 31 days. Her mother, Casey Anthony, was acquitted last week of murder but found guilty of four counts of lying to police. Lawmaker proposes Caylees Law for Oregon

PAGE 6

C M Y K Page 6ANews-SunFriday, July 15, 2011www.newssun.com Comcast Business; 11.25"; 10.5"; Process color; -; 0 0 0 1 0 1 9 8 By BRENDAN FARRINGTON Associated PressTALLAHASSEE — In office just six months, Gov. Rick Scott has kept his campaign promises and then some: cutting corporate taxes, reducing the size of government, drug testing welfare recipients, making government workers pay into their pensions, and privatizing Medicaid. Yet the conservative Republican is one of the country’s least popular governors, with only 29 percent of voters saying in one recent nonpartisan poll that he’s doing a good job. It’s a woefully low job performance rating for a governor in office less than a year, much less a Republican governor in charge of a swing-voting state that will be critical to President Barack Obama’s re-election chances. It could be that voters didn’t consider the details of how Scott would follow through on his promises. There also are new anti-abortion rights and pro-gun laws that weren’t part of the campaign message and that may be turning off Democrats and some independents. Or maybe his opponents are doing a better job of defining Scott than Scott is defining himself. “What I ran on is what I personally believe, and that’s what I’m going to do. People think that being governor is a popularity contest. No. Your job is to be the governor,” Scott told The Associated Press in a recent interview, insisting that polls don’t matter and arguing that he is thinking about the future rather than trying to please people now. He insisted that he’s working to improve the state’s economy and create jobs by making Florida more business friendly and streamlining government, and said: “If you look at all things that we did ... it’s going to be the things that pay off long term.” Others have a different view. “He’s governing very far to the right, and that’s alienating everyone who’s not very far to the right,” says state Sen. Paula Dockery, a Republican who argues that the poll numbers reflect as much. She argues that he’s not kept his biggest promise: “The one and only reason that they voted for him and the one and only reason that he said he was running was to create jobs and I don’t think people see those jobs yet.” Scott, a leading opponent of Obama’s health care plan and a chief executive Columbia/HCAin the 1990s, narrowly beat Democrat Alex Sink last fall by presenting himself as a “conservative outsider,” highlighting his credentials as a successful businessman, and tapping into voter anger at the Obama-led federal government. The victory kept an important state in Republican hands. His campaign mantras were “Let’s get to work!” and “jobs, jobs, jobs.” Yet, since Scott’s been in office, he’s been criticized more for the jobs that have been lost than for jobs that have been created on his watch. About 1,700 layoff notices have gone out to state workers with more than 2,500 still expected. Education cuts mean teachers and other school employees will lose jobs across the state. That, along with his decision to reject $2.4 billion in federal money for a high-speed rail project that supporters say would have created 24,000 jobs, has allowed Democrats to label him as a job-killing governor. Florida has had job growth each month Scott’s been in office. But many plans to expand or move businesses to the state were already in motion before he became governor. That hasn’t stopped Scott from trying to promote his jobs record; he’s told voters about his efforts on jobs — he’s gone on two trade missions and says he cold-calls companies to encourage them to move to Florida — through automated phone calls paid for by the state Republican Party. Scott’s social agenda also may be partly to blame for his unpopularity. He didn’t campaign on hot-button issues like abortion and guns but the Republican-dominated Legislature has passed measures relating to both. Women in Florida will now be required to have an ultrasound before they can have an abortion, a bill considered in only a handful of other states and adopted in few of those. And in a measure unique to Florida, doctors can’t ask patients about gun ownership in efforts to make them aware of safety issues. And then there’s Scott’s style. He largely ignored traditional media during his campaign, refusing to meet with any newspaper editorial board and often not taking questions from reporters after events. Instead, he spent more than $70 million of his own money to take his message directly to voters through television and radio ads and mail pieces. He has engaged with the media since taking office but he hasn’t done so to the extent his predecessors did and has relied on social media to get his message out. “You have a governor who’s doing exactly what he said he was going to do,” said Ron Sachs, who served as late Democratic Gov. Lawton Chiles’ communications director. But, Sachs said, he’s decided to communicate with “tools that may be new, cool, social and edgy but they are not the primary way that you can best connect with the people of Florida on a broader basis.” Scott keeps promises, loses popularity Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel/MCT Gov. Rick Scott holds up his red veto pen to make a point during remarks before signing the state budget, during an outdoor ceremony in The Villages May 26. By CURTANDERSON APLegal Affairs WriterMIAMI — Organizations representing thousands of Florida doctors are asking a Miami federal judge to block enforcement of a first-in-the-nation law restricting what physicians can discuss abou t firearms with patients. The doctors say the law violates free speech and is unconstitutional. The state contends the doctors are misreading the law and that it fully complies with the Constitution. U.S. District Judge Marcia Cooke heard arguments Wednesday bu t issued no ruling. The law went into effec t June 2. Doctors say it bans them from practicing preventative care regarding potential hazards in the homes, including guns. Docs ask judge to block gag law on guns Busch Gardens Tampa Bay to offer Grad NiteORLANDO — Two months after Disney World announced it would no longer host a Grad Nite celebration, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay says it will host its own. Starting in 2012, Busch Garden will host a two day event, where the park will stay open after hours for roller coaster rides in the dark and live entertainment. The dates fo r the 12th Grade Grad Nite events are Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28. Tickets will cost $55.

PAGE 7

C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, July 15, 2011Page 7A AVON PARK HOUSING AUTHORITY; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, n. central; 0 0 0 0 9 9 1 8 ST. JOHN UNITED METHODIST; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, VBS; 0 0 0 1 0 0 8 3 will stay at the Weston Diplomat Hotel and Spa for five pampered days preceding the preliminary contests before the big event on Saturday. She is busy doing interviews and photo shoots this week and you can now see her smiling face on several area telecasts. Megan has been a standout student, recently graduating from South Plantation Magnet High School with honors and is enrolled next semester as an Engineering major at University of Central Florida in Orlando. Megan has been a competitive cheerleader for five years and loves kayaking and saltwater boating and fishing in Florida. If Megan does well in the Miss Florida Pageant, she will be representing Florida in the Miss USAPageant in June 2012. You can watch for her on channel 10 news live web stream from 7-9 p.m. at www.news4jax.com or the Miss Florida USA2012 Pageant from 7:30-10 p.m. Saturday on CBS. Continued from page 1A Lunsford to compete for Miss Florida title services and do more to enhance the quality of life and to provide stable growth for Highlands County.The current limitations have forced the board to prioritize spending in a different manner. Public safety is a priority, but the focus is minimizing impacts to current levels, not trying to offer improved protection. Services that are necessary to the public were reduced as little as possible. “No additional support personnel were approved for any department under the board’s control and that has forced departments to find ways to handle the increase in requests for services with the same personnel. Funding to those projects like parks and libraries is usually a target for reductions but these services are a significant part of the quality of life. Staff worked diligently to find alternative cost savings measures to maintain current levels of service with fewer resources,” Helms wrote in his transmittal letter released on July 12. Chairwoman Barbara Stewart reminded Helms that the board was prepared to address specifics in the budget, and set a tentative work schedule for the following week to start drilling down to the specifics. “You are going to be very surprised that every commissioner up here has gone through this book,” Stewart told Helms when he offered more information on specifics in the budget. The five positions were not revealed by Helms, bu t he did stipulate that community programs and housing, the extension office, maintenance road and bridge and natural resources would see personnel reductions through a “combination of not filling vacan t positions and lay-offs.” Despite the fact tha t Helms’budget includes $6.6 million for the Parkway Phase III, he told the commission that they would have to “find a sustainable source of revenue” to maintain the county’s road system. “The current source o f revenue is not sufficient and is very prone to inflation and loss due to an unstable gas market,” Helms said. “When economic times are tough, people travel less, and purchase less fuel.” Those wishing to see the budget can access it online at www.hcbcc.net, or they can visit a local library. Continued from page 1A County to cut $6.4 million, 5 jobs Balancing the budget is a difficult task in an economic environment where property valuations are steadily decreasing and consumer spending is down.RICKHELMS county administrator Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun Courtesy photo Megan Lunsford is trying to win a spot in the Miss USA pageant in 2012. Associated PressCAPE CANAVERAL— After a hectic week in orbit, the astronauts on NASA’s last space shuttle flight got some time off Thursday to savor their historic experience. “This is one of the first days we’ve been able to take a deep breath and appreciate what we’re doing up here,” said space shuttle Atlantis’commander, Christopher Ferguson. Until Thursday, the workload in orbit was so intense that the four astronauts had only fleeting moments of realizing “wow, this is really it,” astronaut Rex Walheim said in a series of TVinterviews. “But boy, it’s going to hit when we land and wheels stop,” he added. The 10 astronauts aboard the linked Atlantis and International Space Station got time to linger over the “all-American meal” of grilled chicken and barbecued beef brisket that NASApacked for them, complete with baked beans and Hostess apple pie. Before kicking back and relaxing, Ferguson said the space station delivery mission was going well and that the back-and-forth cargo hauling was threequarters completed. “Atlantis is purring like a kitten,” he said. “I think she’s about 25 years or so old, but she performs just like a newborn.” Atlantis first rocketed into orbit in 1985. This is its 33rd flight and the 135th shuttle mission overall. Atlantis will join Discovery and Endeavour in retirement, following its landing next week. The space shuttle delivered nearly 5 tons of food, clothes and other household goods in a giant canister to the space station — an entire year’s worth of supplies. NASAwants the orbiting lab well stocked in case private companies fall behind in their effort to take over shuttle supply runs. The first such commercial flight is expected by year’s end. While the unmanned cargo ships are smaller than NASA’s shuttles, Ferguson pointed out there are many more of them, launching from all over the world. But the craft burn up in the atmosphere after they undock. “From a return standpoint, bringing things back from the space station and getting them to Earth, we’re going to miss the space shuttle,” he said. Atlantis, for instance, will return more than 7,000 pounds of discarded equipment and trash from the space station, freeing up much needed room. Engineers will take apart some of the broken machinery to see what went wrong and, hopefully, learn from the mistakes. Astronaut Sandra Magnus — who spent more than four months on the space station a few years back — said she’s amazed at how much bigger it is now that it’s finished. She said she sometimes thinks: “Wow, look what we did. We built this huge, huge, monster laboratory orbiting the Earth, with cooperation from countries all over the world.” Astronauts getting time off in space

PAGE 8

C M Y K Page 8ANews-SunFriday, July 15, 2011www.newssun.com Affinity Health Professionals; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; -; 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 Martin Price; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; -; 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 8 made the project too expensive. Another question was where the money would come from to pay for whatever fix is chosen. Griffin said he was attending a county commission meeting recently when something county attorney Ross Macbeth said caused a light bulb to go off in his head. Lake Association money is intended for beach safety and maintenance. Macbeth said that the situation at City Pier was both a safety issue and a question of maintenance, which made the use of association funds appropriate. The Lake Association receives its funding from the Tourist Development Council. John Ruggiero, president of the Lakes Association and a member of the TDC board, explained the actual process for funding approval. First the project would have to be presented to the Lakes Project Committee — a group formed to make recommendations to the association. The association, in turn would pass it on the county commission, which also has to approve it. Ruggiero said the proposal has not yet come before either the committee or the association. The new fix would scrape sand from about 200 feet west of the hole into it. Griffin said the DEPhas indicated they might approve such a plan. Getting approval, however, involves more than the DEP. Lake bottoms belong to the state, so the project has to be approved at several levels, including the Florida Cabinet. “The process can take time,” Griffiin said, “because there are so many hoops.” Continued from page 1A using them for marketing plans, sponsoring events, creating brochures, maintaining a website and providing visitor friendly signage during major events. John Scherlacher, who has directed the council for three years, spoke to the News-Sun in a telephone interview Monday. He said the council’s emphasis has been on sports since its inception. This is because the county has such a variety of golf courses and lakes, as well as the new sports complex near Sebring High School and the Sebring International Raceway. “Sports provides a lot of opportunities,” Scherlacher said, especially a first class venue for softball and baseball tournaments. “We need to continue marketing to bring in teams.” He added that the Dixie League tournaments currently under way in the county bring in not just the young athletes, but their families as well. “The key,” he said, “is to capture the visitors for an overnight stay. That way there is the chance they will eat in local restaurants or go shopping. Even spending money at Publix helps the economy.” He agreed with Fred Leavitt, president of the Heartland Cultural Alliance, that visitors should be made aware of other opportunities in the county, like Highlands Hammock State Park and museums. One of the council’s goals is to have information available at the chamber of commerce’s welcome center — from maps showing restaurants and stores to ideas of things to do. He also agreed that nonsports related opportunities or events are an excellent resource. Scherlacher said the murals of Lake Placid, for example, have proved a wonderful draw, bringing in people not just from out of state, but out of the country too. He is excited about new possibilities, like agritourism. He used as an example the developing alternative energy industry in the county, which will eventually include refineries. He is equally hopeful about eco-tourism. “We just received a nature visit grant to produce a pamphlet explaining local natural resources, like the opportunities for bird watching,” he said. Aproposed county ordinance to restructure the council’s budget is meant to address how funding is distributed. In the past, Scherlacher said, types of tourism were assigned a percentage of the funds. The council couldn’t spend more than that amount. The council would now be more flexible, basing allocations on need. Fifty-one percent of the council’s funding will be dedicated to those allocations. Forty-two percent of its funds will be used to upkeep the TDC office and pay the two employees — Scherlacher and an assistant. The remaining 7 percen t will be used for public access lake and beach improvements. These adjustments were recommended by a commissioned research report in 2006. As to the dollar amount s, bed tax has flattened, Scherlacher said. But Highlands County has onl y lost about 10 percent a year since the economy tumbled— less than other counties. He warned that the numbers change every year, but since the recession, Highlands County receive s about $300,000 annually. Continued from page 1A TDCfunded through bed tax News-Sun file photo Despite the dredge hole, the Heartland Triathlon has used City Pier Beach all six years it has been held without any incidents. Hole off City Pier Beach may be filled using Lakes Assoc. money CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK — South Florida Community College and the city are currently investigating the benefits for both city and the college should the college annex into the city. Dr. Norm Stephens, president of the college, explained to the NewsSun Thursday morning why the college’s board of directors is considering the possibility. “The motivation,” he said, “is the reduction in water and sewer costs. (Not having to pay the 25 percent out-of-city charge means) the college would save $40,000 to $50,000 a year. College and city staff have been working on the more intricate details for some time. The college has prior memorandums of understanding — law enforcement with the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office, and road maintenance with the county, for example — which it wants to keep in place. The meeting Thursday night with the Avon Park City Council was to look into those details, to make sure the city was in agreement regarding some of the exceptions to a typical annexation. The college board, Stephens emphasized, has not made any kind of decision. Stephens said he preferred to wait and see if the city was amenable to the differences before bringing the matter before his board. That meeting will be July 27th, and held in DeSoto County — which is part of the college’s service area. Stephens said, “I don’t know why this didn’t happen years ago. We thank the city for suggesting the idea.” Interim city manager Julian Deleon could not be reached fo r comment. Avon Park interested in annexing SFCC into city

PAGE 9

C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-Sun Friday, July 15, 2011Page 9 A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 28-2010-CA-001172 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. HAYDEE ANTIOQUILA AKA HAYDEE F. ANTIOQUIA AKA HAYDEE FAJARDO MESIA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HAYDEE ANTIOQUILA AKA HAYDEE F. ANTIOQUIA AKA HAYDEE FAJARDO MESIA; IF LIVING INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASIGNEEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); ALAN F. ANTIOQUIA; WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION TO: HAYDEE ANTIOQUILA AKA HAYDEE F. ANTIOQUIA AKA HAYDEE FAJARDO MESIA; ALAN F. ANTIOQUIA; Whose residence are/is unknown. YOU ARE HERBY required to file your answer or written defenses, is any, in the above proceeding with the Clerk of this Court, and to serve a copy thereof upon the plaintiff's attorney, Law Offices of Daniel C. Consuegra, 9204 King Palm Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328, telephone (813)915-8660, fascimile (813)915-0559, within thirty days of the first publication of this Notice, the nature of this proceeding being a suit for foreclosure of mortgage against the following described property, to wit: LOT 18, BLOCK 23, SUN N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. If you fail to file your answer or written defenses in the above proceeding, on plaintiff's attorney, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. DATED at HIGHLANDS County this 30th day of June, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Cler k If you are a person with a disability who needs assistance in order to participate in a program or service of the State Courts System, you should contact the Office of the Court Administrator at (863)534-4686 (voice), (863)534-7777 (TDD) or (800)955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxillary aid or service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. July 8, 15, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000270 JAMES B NUTTER & COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. JOYCE YVONNE MCMAHON, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JOYCE YVONNE MCMAHON LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 729 LEMON AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: UNKNOWN CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in HIGHLANDS County, Florida: LOT 12, BLOCK C, SEVENTH ADDITION TO THE TOWN OF SEBRING, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 70, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Florida Default Law Group, P.L., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 4919 Memorial Highway, Suite 200, Tampa, Florida 33634, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once each week for two consecutive weeks in the News-Sun. WITNESS my hand and the seal of this Court on this 30th day of June, 2011. Robert W. Germaine Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Cler k July 8, 15, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 282010CA000002XXXXXX GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC, Plaintiff, vs JESSICA K. FERGUSON, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Summary Final Judgment of foreclosure dated July 1, 2011 and entered in Case No. 282010CA000002XXXXXX of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein GREEN TREE SERVICING, LLC, is Plaintiff and JESSICA K. FERGUSON; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 1; UNKNOWN TENANT NO. 2; and ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING INTERESTS BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST A NAMED DEFENDANT TO THIS ACTION, OR HAVING OR CLAIMING TO HAVE ANY RIGHT, TITLE OR INTEREST IN THE PROPERTY HEREIN DESCRIBED, are Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, at Highlands County, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 1st day of August, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order of Final Judgment, to-wit: BEGINNING AT THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 1, OF F.C. RAES SUBDIVISION, OF LOTS 6 AND 7, BLOCK 4, SECTION 22, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, AS PER PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 21, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; AND RUN SOUTH ALONG THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOT 1 A DISTANCE OF 90 FEET; AND CONTINUING ALONG THE EAST LINE OF LOT 2, OF SAID SUBDIVISION, A DISTANCE OF 40 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE DUE WEST AND PARALLEL WITH THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 1 A DISTANCE OF 100 FEET; THENCE DUE NORTH AND PARALLEL WITH THE EAST LINE OF SAID LOTS 1 AND 2 A DISTANCE OF 130 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF SAID LOT 1 AND 100 FEET DISTANT FROM THE NORTHEAST CORNER THEREOF; THENCE DUE EAST 100 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. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons needing special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of the Court not later than five business days prior to the proceeding at the Highlands County Courthouse. Telephone 863-386-6565 or 1-800-955-8770 via Florida Relay Service. DATED at Sebring, Florida, on July 5, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk, Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk July 15, 22, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GCS 11-217 Judge Langford CORRIE BRAKEFIELD Plaintiff(s), -vs.ELIZABETH de GUTT Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Elizabeth de Gutt Last Known Address Import de Venezuela Dr. Paul Marron No 7 Caracas, Venezuela or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to Quiet Title for the following described property, to wit: Lot 23, Block 30, Section 2 LAKE HAVEN ESTATES, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 23, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel ID Number C 001-35-28-030-0300-0230 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and address is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before August 15, 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on July 12, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case #: GCS 10-1378 CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, Deceased Plaintiff(s), vs. REUBEN MALDONADO, a/k/a RUBEN MALDONADO, a single man, and ANGEL MALDONADO, a/k/a ANGLE MALDONADO, JR., a single man Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: DWELLING UNIT NO. 3101, WOODRUFF HEIGHTS VILLAS, more particularly described as follows: COMMENCE at the Southwest corner of Lot 6, Block 11, TOWN OF AVON PARK, in Section 22, Township 33 South, Range 28 East; thence run South 89 degrees 56 minutes 30 seconds East along the Northerly right of way of Pleasant Street a distance of 290.88 feet to a point; thence North a distance of 68 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue North a distance of 101.91 feet to a point; thence North 89 degrees 56 minutes 30 seconds West a distance of 30.61 feet to a point; thence Southerly through the center line of a partition wall and continue a distance of 101.91 feet to a point; thence South 89 degrees 56 minutes 30 seconds East a distance of 30.16 feet to the POINT OF BEGINNING, as per plat thereof recorded in O.R. Book 397, Page 106 and as per description recorded in O.R. Book 397, Page 107, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room, Basement, 430 South Commerce Ave., Highlands County Courthouse, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 28th day of July, A.D. 2011. WITNESS my hand and official seal of this Honorable Court, this 28th day of June, A.D. 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk July 8, 15, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 10-00591 DIVISION: WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., SUCCESSOR IN INTEREST TO WACHOVIA MORTGAGE, F.S.B F/K/A WORLD SAVINGS BANK, F.S.B., Plaintiff, vs. LATEEFAH HAWTHORNE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated June 27, 2011, and entered in Case No. 10-00591 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as successor in interest to Wachovia Mortgage, F.S.B. f/k/a World Savings Bank, F.S.B., is the Plaintiff and Lateefah Hawthorne, Samuel Hawthorne, CitiFinancial Equity Services, Inc. are the defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 28th day of July, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOTS 8 AND 9, HILTON HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13, PAGE 65, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 128 COMPASS AVENUE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated in Highlands County, Florida this 27th day of June, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk July 8, 15, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 08000470GCS S&P CAPITAL CORPORATION, a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, vs. VIVIAN ARRECHAVALETA, and JUSTO G. PUPO, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 27, 2011, entered in Civil Case No. 08000470GCS of the Circuit court of the Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the jury assembly room at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, in accordance with section 45.031, Florida Statutes, at 11:00 o'clock a.m. on the 28th day of July, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit Lot(s) 23, Block 3, ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES, UNIT 3, according to the Plat thereof on file in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court in and for Highlands County, Florida, recorded in Plat Book 6, Page 43. Said lands situate, lying and being in 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. DATED this 28th day of June, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk July 8, 15, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-279 IN RE: ESTATE OF THOMAS J. SARCHIOTO Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Thomas J. Sarchioto, deceased, whose date of death was May 16, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and 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 8, 2011. Personal Representative: Thomas J. Sarchioto 83 Redfield Street Constantia, NY 13044 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative: 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 382-3154 By: /s/ E. Mark Breed III Florida Bar No. 338702 E-mail Address: breednunn@bnpalaw.com July 8, 15, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 10-228 IN RE: ESTATE OF FELIPPE VAZQUEZ, NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of FELIPPE VAZQUEZ, deceased, File Number PC 10-228, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate, including unmatured, contigent or unliquidated claims, must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 8, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Maria Vazquez PO Box 1854 Lake Placid, FL 33860 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Shannon M. Miller MILLER & BRASINGTON, P.L. 1204 NW 69th Terrace, Suite D Gainesville, FL 32605 Phone: 352-379-1900 Facsimile: 352-379-3926 Florida Bar No. 0035556 July 8, 15, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 10-805-GCS HIGHVEST CORP. a Florida corporation, Plaintiff, v. GRAHAM B. McLEARY, et al., Defendants. CLERK'S NOTICE OF SALE UNDER F.S. CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated June 28, 2011, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the public sale at the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the 28th day of July, 2011, the following described property as set forth in the Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure: LOTS 1, 2 AND 3, BLOCK 258, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 13, ACCORDING THE THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 71, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Real Property Address: 4220, 4230, and 4240 Sunrise Drive, Sebring, Florida 33872 Real Property Tax ID Numbers: C-04-34-28-130-2580-0010, C-04-34-28-130-2580-0020, and C-04-34-28-130-2580-0030 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale,if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. Dated: June 28, 2011 Clerk of Court ROBERT W. ``BOB'' GERMAINE By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk July 8, 15, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GC 11-216 Judge _____ CORRIE BRAKEFIELD Plaintiff(s), -vs.JAMES RICHARD RIMER and CITRUS BANK, N.A. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION TO: James Richard Rimer Last Known Address 9135 Stirrup Path Sebring, FL 33872 or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to Quiet Title for the following described property, to wit: Lot 19, Block E, SILVER FOX LAKE RANCH, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 41, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel ID Number C 22-35-28-020-00E0-0190 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and address is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, A von Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before August 19, 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on July 5, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk July 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GC 11-218 Judge Couden CORRIE BRAKEFIELD Plaintiff(s), -vs.IRIS M. SANCHEZ SANTIAGO Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Iris M. Sanchez Santiago Last Known Address HC 3 Box 21536 Arecibo, PR 00612-8353 or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to Quiet Title for the following described property, to wit: Lot 11, Block EE, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE V, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 23, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel ID Number C 15 35 30 050 0EE0 0110 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and address is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, A von Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before August 5, 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on June 23, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk July 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011 1050Legals Free ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. Must be a non-commercial item. Asking price is $100 or le ss. We offer 2 ads per month and can rerun the same ad 2 times in 30 days, only if its the same ad. The price is allowed to change. All ads p laced under the Bargain BuysŽ discount rate must have 1 item with 1 asking price. The customer can list a set for 1 price, i.e. Bedroom se t ... $100 is allowed; Chairs (2) ... $20 each is NOT allowed. The customer can list the ads as Chairs (2) ... $40 for both. To list an ad st ating Each,Ž the ad must be charged at the non-discounted rate, using the Open RateŽ pricing. No commercial items are allowed to be placed unde r our Bargain BuysŽ specials. Items must be common household items. Ads for Pets, stating Free to Good Home,Ž are allowed to be pla ced under the Bargain BuyŽ category. Index1000 Announcements 2000 Employment 3000 Financial 4000 Real Estate 5000 Mobile Homes 6000 Rentals 7000 Merchandise 8000 Recreation 9000 TransportationVISIT OUR WEBSITE AT: newssun.com 863-314-9876 DEADLINES Publication Place by: Wednesday. . . . . . . . 4 p.m. Monday Friday . . . . . . . . . 4 p.m. Wednesday Sunday. . . . . . . . . 4 p.m. Friday All fax deadlines are 1 hour earlier. Important: The publisher reserves the right to censor, reclassify, revise, edit or reject any classified advertisement not meeting our standards. We accept only standard abbreviations and required proper punctuation. ClassifiedADJUSTMENTS € Please check your ad for errors the first day it appears since the News-Sun will not be responsible for incorrect ads after the first day of publication. If you find an error. call the classified department immediately at 314-9876. € The publisher assumes no financial responsibility for errors or for omission of copy. Liability shall not exceed the cost of that portion of space occupied by such error. Cancellations: When a cancellation is called in, a KILL number will be given to you. This number is very important and must be used if ad failed to cancel. All ads cancelled prior to scheduled expiration date will be billed for complete run unless a KILL number can be provided. ADD A BORDER ATTENTION GETTER LOGO For Just A Little More And Make Your Ad Pop! AD RATESGARAGE SALE6 lines 2 days $11503 days$14(additional lines $1 each)MISCELLANEOUSmerchandise over $1005 lines 6 pubs$1750(additional lines $3 each)REAL ESTATE EMPLOYMENT TRANSPORTATION5 lines 6 pubs $31506 lines 14 pubs$71 1050Legals 1050Legals 1050LegalsSubscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 Classified ads get fast results

PAGE 10

C M Y K Page 10ANews-Sun Friday, July 15, 2011www.newssun.co m 1100Announcements CITY OF SEBRING INVITATION TO BID The City of Sebring will receive sealed bids in the City Purchasing Department for:12-001A 962-015 Bush Hogging & Lot Clearing for Code Enforcement 12-001B 988-089 Bush Hogging & Perc Pond Discing for WWTP 12-002A 910-012 Electrician Services 12-002B 910-012 Control Electrician 12-003 910-039 Janitorial Services 12-004 485-000 Janitorial Supplies 12-005 910-059 Pest Control Services 12-006 910-060 Plumbing Services 12-007 936-062 Pump Repair Services 12-008 910-026 Small Engine Repair 12-009 928-076 Welding & Fabrication 12-010 928-047 Lube, Oil, & Filter Changes 12-011 983-086 Uniform Rental & Laundering 12-012 340-028 Fire Extinguisher InspectionSpecifications & General Terms and Conditions may be obtained from our website at: mysebring.com. or by contacting Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB by phone 863-471-5110, Fax 863-471-5168, or email: kirkzimmerman@mysebring.com at the City purchasing office located at 368 South Commerce Ave … Sebring, FL 33870. If obtaining documents via the website, it shall be the bidders responsibility to check for amendments/changes made to the document.Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name as to identify the enclosed bid. Bids must be delivered to the City Of Sebring Purchasing Office Attn: Kirk Zimmerman so as to reach the said office no later than 2:00 PM, Monday, August 8, 2011, of the official time clock in the purchasing office. Proposals received later than the date and time specified will be rejected. The City will not be responsible for the late delivery of any bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail, of 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. Stat. §287.133, et seq, as amended) and the provisions in Fla. Stat. §287.134, et seq, as amended, regarding discrimination.The Sebring City Council 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 City of Sebring. The council reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB Purchasing Agent Sebring, Florida July 13, 15, 2011 ***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ***************************************** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION FILE NO. 03-467-GC IN RE: HARDEE FARMS INTERNATIONAL, LTD., a dissolved corporation, NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "'Order Authorizing Sale or Transfer of Real Property and Discharge of Trustee'', ntered in the above-sytled action on March 17, 2010, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, as described below at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash (provided bid exceeds minimum of $20,872.00), at the Jury Assembly Room, Basement, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Highlands County Courthouse, Sebring, Florida 33870, on August 4th, 2011, at 11:00 AM. S 75 feet of Section 32, Township 37 South, Range 31 East, LESS S.R. 70 right of way, and LESS deeded tracts, Highlands County, Florida, A nd N 75 feet of Section 4, Township 38 South, Range 31 east, LESS S.R. 70 right of way and LESS deeded tracts, Highlands County, Florida. In the even the maximum sales price is less than $20,872.00, property will be retained. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida / s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk July 11, 2011. July 15, 22, 2011 NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Notice of Public Sale or Auction of the contents of the following storage units located at CENTURY STORAGE BAYVIEW, 2609 BAYVIEW STREET, SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 on 7/28/11 at 9:00 A M. Contents are said to contain Household Goods/Business Items unless otherwise specified. F419 Gonzales, Phillip Alan HOUSEHOLD GOODS F399 Harrell, Robert Joseph HOUSEHOLD GOODS E326 Stephens, Vontrecia Londell FURNITURE Sale being made to satisfy landlord's lien. Cash or Credit/Debit Card accepted. Contents to be removed by 5:00 p.m. on the day following the sale. CENTURY STORAGE BAYVIEW 2609 BAYVIEW STREET SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870 (863) 386-0880 July 8, 15, 2011 1050LegalsCHECK YOUR ADPlease check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day y our ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified DUMMY 09 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 00009904

PAGE 11

www.newssun.comNews-Sun Friday, July 15, 2011Page 11 A 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. 8400RecreationalVehiclesNORDIC TRACKFolding digital Treadmill, Sears, barely used. Asking $450 obo. Call 863-443-7403 8150Fitness & ExerciseEquipmentFISHER 16'Bass Boat. 40hp. Mercury motor, new 24v trolling motor, new depth finder. $2900. Call 863-699-5517 8050Boats & Motors 8000 Recreation YORKIE PUPPIES,AKC Reg. Health cert. First shots, both parents on premises, ready for loving homes. $550 Call 863-452-5960 NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. CAT SUPERfriendly, extremely sweet, young orange. Needs forever home. Neutered & rabies. $10 Call 863-446-0395 7520Pets & Supplies SEBRING FRI.Sat. 7 1pm. 1225 Killarney Dr. Baby items, and home goods. Something for everyone. SEBRING -STORAGE SHED SALE! 4208 Commercial Dr., Behind Love Bug's. 7 / 15 & 16, 8am ? SEBRING -ESTATE SALE! 3117 Villa Road Fri & Sat 7/ 15 & 16, 8am 2pm. Total household sale w/ LR, DR, BR and Office Furn. Kitchenware, dishes/ glassware/ sm. appls. Fridge, Washer/ Dryer. Lots of collectibles, linens. Tools, Knives, Jewelry. New Lowry Majesty LX 1510 Organ SEBRING -2390 Lakeview Dr., Sat. July 16, 8am -2pm. Something For Everyone! Too Much To List. LAKE PLACIDSat. 7 12pm. Baby furn., office furn., clothes, home decor, grill, etc. 7320Garage &Yard Sales WHEEL CHAIRWITH BASKET GOOD CONDITION $85. 863-382-9964 VACUUM -Upright / Reconditioned / Clean as a whistle / New belt. $20 863-402-2285 TYPEWRITERIBMCorrecting Selectric II electric. Needs repair. $15. 863-699-0352 OPTELEC CLEARVIEW Video Magnifier. $100 Call 863-633-9047 HOOVER STEAMVAC Plus with 5 rotating brushes & upholstery tool. $40 863-402-2285 COMPUTER DESK,hutch type, keyboard drawer, cd rack, printer shelf, tower cupboard. $45. 863-332-5012 ANTENNA SIGNALBooster/amp. Never used, high gain-29db VHF & UHF. 75 OHM in/out. Transformer avail. MSRP 118.99. $70. 863-873-2910 or 863-873-4939. ANTENNA POLE.Never used 30ft. heavy duty telescoping mast. Only $70 Call Alex 863-873-2910 or 863-873-4939. AB DOERTWIST As seen on TV, w/CD & instruction book. Body analyzing scale. originally $224. Asking $95 Call 863-314-0060 7310Bargain Buys HUSQVARNA HUSKYLock 936 Serger. In box almost new! $500 Call 863-443-7403 BRISTOL NASCARweekend tickets. 2 sprint cup tickets & 2 nationwide tickets. Great seats, under overhang, protected from sun & rain. Face value over $300. Asking $250 Call 863-634-0966 7300Miscellaneous TABLE BROWNMarble 5' x 3' w/dark chestnut leather chairs and wine cabinet. $400 Call 863-443-7403 HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE$500 takes all. Call 863-655-3280 or 863-399-1452 BEAUTY SALONEQUIPMENT CLOSING SALON Entire Salon contents for sale. Pick up only. No delivery. Styling Chairs.. Desk..Shampoo Chairs..Manicure Station! Call 863-214-9596 7180Furniture 7000 Merchandise SEBRING LAKEJosephine area. Unfurnished home. 2/1 Florida room, Laundry room & small shed. Close to boat ramp. $575/mo. + first & last & security. Call 863-655-4528 SEBRING HILLS2bdrm. 1.5 bath 1 car garage. Newly remodeled. Tile floors throughout. Appliances, washer/dryer hook up. $625/mo. 2 person max. Call 863-443-7312 SEBRING 3/1Efficiency, appliances included, fenced lot 100 x 80. Close to Florida Hospital & SFCC. $900/mo. + deposit. Call 863-458-0551 SEBRING -Sun 'n Lake, Clean, 2BR, 2BA split floor plan house, large screen porch and big back yard. No smoke or pets, quiet area, $625/mo. View by appt. Currently avail. 317-413-4859 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3BR, 2.5BA, 1CG $800/mo. No Smoking, no pets. 863-655-0311 LAKE PLACIDDbl. wide 3/2 Country home, w/fenced back yard in the Sun 'N" Lakes Estates. $550/mo. Please call Michelle at 863-381-5661 AVON PARKLAKES 3/2 1 car garage. $700 per mo. Security $ 800. Employment & prior rental ref. required. No smoking and no pets of any kind. No Saturday calls. Must keep clean house. Call 863-453-5631. AVON PARK3/2. Gourmet kitchen large fenced in back yard, spacious living room, large patio. Stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, 2 car garage new Mohawk carpet. $875/month 863-773-3322 6300Unfurnished Houses LAKE PLACID-NEARLake Placid Boat Ramp with lake access. Furnished 2/1, appliances, A/C. $650/mo. + $500 security. 863-465-1354. AVON PARK2/2, Screen room, utility room w/washer/dryer hook up, in 55+ community. Lake Retta Mobile Home Park on SR 17. Asking $2500 Call 863-385-2613 or 863-451-1087 6250Furnished Houses AVON PARKLEMONTREE APTS 1BR $520 & 2BR $645 mo. available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG inlcuded. Pets OK. Call Alan, 386-503-8953 AVON PARKClean, Quiet: Studios 1BR, 1BA / 2BR, 2BA Apts., form $375/mp. New tile & appliances, screened patios & W/D hook up. Students/Seniors Discount Call 863-602-4683 AVON PARK**** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 SEBRING -1 & 2 BR Apts. Fresh paint. Includes water. $395-$550 / mo. Call Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. RELAX ATLake Isis VillasLuxurious 1BR Apartment. Clean & Quiet Setting. Call 863-453-2669 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING STUDIOApartment on private property w/pool. Clean, quiet & safe. No smoke or pets. $450/mo. utilities incl. Call 863-385-1528 or 805-469-0396 6150FurnishedApartments SEBRING 2/1,Tile floors, Screened porch, Fenced yard ,most pets ok. 1926 & 28 Theodore St. $550. per mo. $300 security. Call 863-446-7274 SEBRING -Cute 2BR, 1BA, tile floors, fenced yard, most pets OK. $550 + $300 security deposit. 4909 Manatee Dr. 863-446-7274 6050Duplexes for RentSEBRING -2 BR /1BA, Duplex. Clean and avail. now. Nice yard, tile throughout. Washer/dryer hook up. CHA, no smoke, close to Hospital & H.S. $525. + $500. security. Call 863-655-0982 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 Rentals PALM HARBORHOMES Repos/Used Homes/Short Sales 3 or 4 Bedroom Doublewides Wont Last!! 3,500-50K Call Today! 800-622-2832 2/1 MOBILEHOME In Dinner Lake Mobile Home Park. Very good. Carport. priced to sell. Call 863-214-1736 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile Homes VACANT LOTLorida. 163' x 270' approx. 1 acre. $4500.. By owner. 954-983-7088. SEBRING 2Vacant lots. 100' x 180'. 4500 Sunbeam St. Lot 23 & 24. paid $50,000. Asking $25,000. Call 813-855-7786 4220Lots for Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 FinancialMEDICAL ASSIST.for busy Eye Clinic. PT. Fax resume to: 863-465-6385. 2100Help Wanted V ET TECHor Assistant. FT, for small A nimal Hospital. Exp. only. Mail resume to: PO Box 1803 Sebring Fl. 33871 or fax to: 863-382-9414 SCIENCE LABSPECIALIST PT position to set up and maintain science labs and assist science faculty. Associates degree with science coursework or extensive lab exp. req. $12.34/hr. Open until filled. Visit our website: www.southflorida.edu/hr for complete info. and requirements. (863) 784-7132. EA/EO/VET'S PREF. EXPERIENCED MEDICALBilling Clerk/Bookkeeper. FT/PT. Fax resume to: 863-465-6385 CAREGIVER FORElderly Woman in own home. Days/Evenings. Call 863-370-4400. 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 DUMMY 09 SUBSCRIPTION SALES 2X2.5 00009905 BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS 2X4 00010228 DUMMY 09 PAGE DESIGNER 00008865 CITY OF SEBRING 3X3 00010156AVON PARK HOUSING 1X4 00009885 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 00009884RIDGE AREA ARC 1X1 AD 00009887 C M Y K

PAGE 12

C M Y K Page 12ANews-SunFriday, July 15, 2011www.newssun.com COWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 7/15/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 7 7 2 2 Long's; 5.542"; 10.5"; Process color; -; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 1 1 3 3 TODAYSome sun, a t-storm in the p .m.95 / 77Winds: WSW at 4-8 mphPartly sunny, a t-storm in t he p.m.95 / 76Winds: NNW at 4-8 mphSATURDAYA couple of afternoon t hunderstorms92 / 74Winds: ESE at 7-14 mphSUNDAYChance of a p.m. t hunderstorm93 / 76Winds: ENE at 7-14 mphMONDAYChance of a p.m. t hunderstorm93 / 76Winds: SSE at 7-14 mphTUESDAY City Hi/Lo/W H i/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W T oday Sat. Sun.Today Sat. Sun. Washington W a s h i n g to n 85/67 8 5/ 6 7 N ew York N e w Y o r k 83/68 8 3 / 6 8 M iami M i a m i 91/80 9 1/ 8 0 A tlanta A t l a n t a 86/70 8 6 / 7 0 Detroit D e t r o i t 8 4/65 8 4 / 6 5 Houston H o u s t o n 97/77 9 7 / 77 Chicago C h i c a g o 8 3/65 8 3 / 6 5 Minneapolis M i n n e a p o li s 8 7/76 8 7 /7 6 Kansas City K a n s a s C it y 96/76 9 6 /7 6 El Paso E l P a s o 96/80 9 6 /8 0 D enver D e n v e r 90/63 9 0 / 6 3 Billings B i l l i n g s 88/60 8 8 / 60 Los Angeles L o s A n g e l es 74/63 7 4/ 6 3 San Francisco S a n F r a n c is c o 6 3/54 6 3 / 54 Seattle S e at t l e 70/55 7 0 / 5 5 W ashington 85/67 N ew York 83/68 M iami 91/80 Atlanta 86/70 Detroit 8 4/65 Houston 9 7/77 Chicago 83/65 Minneapolis 87/76 Kansas City 9 6/76 El Paso 96/80 Denver 90/63 Billings 88/60 Los Angeles 74/63 San Francisco 6 3/54 S eattle 70/55 B listering heat will continue to expand north across the Plains today, with high temperatures once again reaching into the triple digits for millions. Locally gusty thunderstorms will erupt along the leading edge of the heat over the northern Plains and Upper Midwest. Meanwhile, another warm and humid afternoon will lead to widespread drenching thunderstorms across the Southeast. The Northeast will enjoy another comfortable day, with a good amount of sunshine and low humidity levels. U .S. Cities National Forecast for July 15S hown are noon postions of weather systems and precipitation. Temperature bands are highs for the day.C ity Hi/Lo/W H i/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W T oday Sat. Sun.Today Sat. Sun. World Cities National SummaryC ity Hi/Lo/W H i/Lo/W Hi/Lo/WCity Hi/Lo/W H i/Lo/W Hi/Lo/W Today Sat. Sun.Today Sat. Sun. Weather (Wssunny, pcpartly cloudy, ccloudy, shshowers, tthunderstorms, rrain, sfsnow urries, snsnow, i-ice. Albuquerque 94/71/t 95/70/s 9 3/70/t Atlanta 86/70/t 84/71/t 8 8/71/pc B altimore 85/63/s 8 6/65/s 87/67/pc Birmingham 92/73/t 89/73/t 8 9/74/pc B oston 82/65/s 85/69/s 90/71/s Charlotte 86/67/t 8 6/67/t 8 7/67/pc C heyenne 90/59/pc 92/62/t 93/64/s Chicago 83/65/pc 90/71/pc 93/75/s C leveland 84/65/pc 8 8/69/pc 9 1/72/pc Columbus 88/68/pc 92/71/pc 9 2/72/pc D allas 104/80/pc 1 02/80/s 1 02/80/pc Denver 90/63/t 95/65/t 99/66/s D etroit 84/65/pc 8 8/70/pc 9 2/73/pc Harrisburg 86/62/s 88/65/s 8 8/68/s H onolulu 89/75/s 88/75/pc 8 8/75/s Houston 97/77/t 97/76/t 97/77/pc I ndianapolis 86/68/pc 90/72/s 9 5/74/pc Jackson, MS 96/74/t 92/75/t 91/73/t K ansas City 96/76/s 99/76/s 100/76/s Lexington 88/68/pc 9 3/70/t 92/71/pc Little Rock 96/77/t 98/77/t 96/76/pc Los Angeles 74/63/pc 75/64/pc 77/63/pc Louisville 90/72/pc 96/75/t 93/75/pc Memphis 96/79/t 97/77/t 95/78/pc Milwaukee 80/64/t 86/70/pc 9 0/74/s Minneapolis 87/76/t 9 3/77/t 98/77/s Nashville 92/73/t 94/73/t 93/73/pc N ew Orleans 91/78/t 92/77/t 90/76/t New York City 83/68/s 85/68/s 85/70/s N orfolk 84/68/pc 84/71/s 8 4/72/pc Oklahoma City 104/76/pc 104/76/s 103/76/s P hiladelphia 86/68/s 89/70/s 8 8/72/s Phoenix 100/82/s 106/86/s 1 10/87/s P ittsburgh 86/62/pc 87/66/pc 87/66/pc Portland, ME 82/58/pc 86/60/s 87/64/s P ortland, OR 76/60/c 72/57/sh 78/58/pc Raleigh 87/65/pc 88/67/pc 89/67/pc R ochester 82/59/s 90/66/s 88/69/pc St. Louis 92/73/pc 94/77/s 96/77/s S an Francisco 63/54/pc 65/55/pc 66/53/pc Seattle 70/55/sh 6 9/55/sh 71/53/pc W ash., DC 85/67/pc 86/71/s 87/72/pc Cape Coral 92/76/t 93/76/t 93/76/t Clearwater 93/78/t 9 3/78/t 93/78/t Coral Springs 91/78/t 89/78/t 91/79/t Daytona Beach 90/75/t 90/76/t 88/73/t Ft. Laud. Bch 89/80/t 89/80/t 90/80/t Fort Myers 91/77/t 93/77/t 93/76/t Gainesville 92/73/t 90/74/t 91/72/t Hollywood 92/79/t 9 2/79/t 92/78/t Homestead AFB 89/77/t 89/78/t 89/78/t J acksonville 89/75/t 87/74/t 8 7/72/t Key West 89/82/t 91/82/t 91/82/t Miami 91/80/t 92/80/t 91/79/t Okeechobee 90/73/t 89/75/t 90/74/t Orlando 94/75/t 93/75/t 93/75/t Pembroke Pines 92/79/t 92/79/t 92/78/t St. Augustine 87/77/t 86/76/t 87/75/t St. Petersburg 92/78/t 93/78/t 93/78/t Sarasota 90/77/t 91/78/t 93/77/t Tallahassee 90/75/t 9 0/73/t 9 3/74/t Tampa 91/78/t 93/78/t 91/78/t W. Palm Bch 90/78/t 90/79/t 90/77/t Winter Haven 95/76/t 95/77/t 92/74/t Acapulco 86/75/t 88/75/t 88/77/r A thens 90/78/s 9 8/79/s 9 7/77/s Beirut 88/73/s 86/74/s 86/73/s B erlin 71/54/pc 75/64/pc 7 5/66/sh Bermuda 82/72/s 8 0/74/pc 81/73/pc Calgary 71/48/pc 74/55/s 78/53/s D ublin 63/52/r 59/50/r 5 7/46/sh Edmonton 67/46/pc 74/53/s 7 8/55/pc F reeport 91/78/pc 9 0/79/pc 9 0/79/t Geneva 75/56/pc 74/60/pc 6 6/54/r Havana 89/73/t 88/74/t 8 8/73/r Hong Kong 84/79/r 84/79/r 89/79/r Jerusalem 84/62/s 8 3/61/s 8 4/62/s J ohannesburg 58/38/s 60/40/s 62/39/s Kiev 84/64/s 88/67/pc 78/67/t London 70/55/sh 64/50/r 69/57/sh M ontreal 82/61/s 84/71/s 9 2/71/pc Moscow 81/67/pc 8 6/64/s 7 6/60/t N ice 84/64/pc 8 0/65/s 78/64/sh Ottawa 84/59/s 85/69/s 9 0/69/pc Quebec 82/59/pc 83/62/s 85/66/pc R io de Janeiro 83/72/s 86/72/s 87/72/s Seoul 82/72/t 8 4/74/t 91/75/sh S ingapore 86/77/t 8 5/79/t 87/76/t Sydney 61/45/sh 6 0/42/sh 6 2/43/sh Toronto 82/64/pc 87/75/s 9 2/71/pc V ancouver 65/59/sh 6 7/57/sh 69/57/pc Vienna 74/59/pc 81/66/pc 8 8/70/s W arsaw 74/56/r 73/55/pc 82/62/pc Winnipeg 86/66/t 90/66/t 9 0/68/t A lmanac R eadings at Palm Beach High .............................................. 9:21 a.m. Low ............................................... 2:58 a.m. High .............................................. 9:56 p.m. Low ............................................... 3:16 p.m. Partly sunny today with a shower or thunderstorm around during the afternoon. Partly cloudy tonight. Sunshine and some clouds tomorrow and Sunday with a shower or t hunderstorm in the afternoon. S evere thunderstorms on July 15, 1975, p roduced damaging downburst winds from t he Carolinas to Maryland and ooding rain in a reas just to the north. A shower or thunderstorm this afternoon. Winds west-southwest 4-8 mph. Expect 6-10 h ours of sunshine with a 70% chance of precipitation and average humidity 65%. Even addresses may water on Thursday and Sunday. Odd addresses may water on Wednesday and Saturday. All watering should take place before 10 a .m. and after 4 p.m. F ullLastNewFirst July 15July 23July 30Aug 6 T oday Saturday S unrise 6:43 a.m. 6:44 a.m. Sunset 8:21 p.m. 8:20 p.m. Moonrise 8:40 p.m. 9:19 p.m. Moonset 7:00 a.m. 7:59 a.m.Forecasts and graphics provided by A ccuWeather, Inc. Jacksonville 89/75 Gainesville 92/73 O cala 92/74 D aytona Beach 90/75 O rlando 94/75 Winter Haven 95/76 T ampa 91/78 Clearwater 93/78 St. Petersburg 92/78 S arasota 9 0/77 Fort Myers 91/77 Naples 91/77 O keechobee 9 0/73 W est Palm Beach 9 0/78 Fort Lauderdale 8 9/80 Miami 9 1/80 Tallahassee 90/75 Apalachicola 8 9/76 Pensacola 89/79 Key West Avon Park 9 5/77 Sebring 95/77 Lorida 9 2/76 Lake Placid 9 4/75 Venus 9 3/75 B righton 9 1/74 TidesReadings at St. Petersburg High .............................................. 4:37 a.m. Low ............................................... 7:25 a.m. High .............................................. 2:09 p.m. Low ............................................... 9:58 p.m. UV Index TodayThe higher the AccuWeather.com UV Indexnumber, the greater the need for eye and skin protection.0-2 Low; 3-5 Moderate; 6-7 High; 8 -10 Very High; 11+ Extreme 10 a.m.Noon2 p.m.4 p.m. 6 10 10 6 Weather History Farm Report S un and Moon Florida Cities Water Restrictions R egional SummaryS hown is todays weather. Temperatures are todays highs and tonights lows.Five-Day forecast for Highlands County 8 9/82 Lake Levels Lake Jackson ..................................... 78.36 L ake Okeechobee ................................. 9.99 N ormal ...............................................14.51 Readings as of 7 a.m. yesterdayTemperatureReadings at Archbold Biological Station in Lake PlacidHigh Sunday .......................................... 92 Low Sunday ........................................... 73 High Monday ......................................... 94 Low Monday .......................................... 71 H igh Tuesday ......................................... 92 L ow Tuesday .......................................... 71 High Wednesday .................................... 92 Low Wednesday .................................... 72Heat IndexF or 3 p.m. todayRelative humidity .................................. 51% E xpected air temperature ....................... 93 M akes it feel like .................................. 102BarometerMonday ...............................................29.93 Tuesday ...............................................29.90 Wednesday .........................................29.85PrecipitationMonday ...............................................0.40 Tuesday ...............................................0.59 Wednesday .........................................0.01 Month to date ..................................... 3.41 Y ear to date ....................................... 25.76

PAGE 13

C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING –The Sebring All-Stars needed to bounce back Wednesday evening in order to stay alive in the Dixie Boys State Tournament at the Max Long Recreational Complex. That’s because in Tuesday’s highly anticipated showdown with West Seminole, the Sebring squad forgot to bring a key piece of equipment, hitting shoes. That, combined with a porous defense led to a misleading 10-0 loss to last year’s state runner-up. “We had three hits,” outfielder J.C. Cobb said prior to Wednesday’s contest against Sumter. “They only had three hits too, but we had a lot of errors.” Acombination of walks and errors had West Seminole up 4-0 in the first, without benefit of a hit, and when their own bats never came alive, the tone was set. “I think maybe we were due,” assistant coach Charlie White said. “This is mostly our Publix team, with a few additions, and they’ve played more than 20 straight games without a loss. Maybe it was just one of those games that could be a good thing and wakes us up.” But things seemed to be heading that way again the next night against Sumter, as other than Cobb getting plunked by a pitch from By LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondentSEBRING – Many Dixie baseball veterans will admit, “It wouldn't be an All-Star tournament if it didn't rain.” This was the case for Lake Placid as they took on Sumter County Tuesday evening at the Max Long Recreational Complex in the Dixie Boys State Tournament. Tyler Farmer started things off for the Lake Placid offense, ripping a single that would escape the diving reach of Sumter's second baseman. Sumter's defense, however, held tight for the next few batters and would later take their first at-bat without having to make up for any Lake Placid runs. Starting Lake Placid pitcher Justin LaRosa saw the first five batters before Justin Mason came in to relieve him. In the bottom of the first, the thunder came not only from the skies, but the Sumter bats as well. With few mistakes on the field, it was this key that gave Sumter the early lead. Sumter produced a combination of solid singles, deep doubles and one home run that would find its way into the bed of a spectator's pickup in center field in the bottom of the first. As Lake Placid left fielder caught a crucial fly ball with runners on, the inning ended 6-0. This drastic change in the score seemed to have Lake Placid shaken up a bit. In their next at-bat, Isiah Velazquez would provide the only hit of the inning, but would be stopped short of crossing home plate. Lake Placid, however, would not be shut down just yet. In the top of the third inning the bats finally got rolling, as did the lightning. Lake Placid would be able to squeeze in two runs before the first lightning delay was called. After reaching on a single and advancing, Farmer was Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID – Special atheltes from three counties competed in a districtwide bowling match for medals on Saturday, July 9, at Royal Palms Bowling Center. During the Special STARS District Bowling competition, Highlands County took home 42 medals while Okeechobee won 18 medals and Hardee took 11 medals. There were 104 athletes competing. Highlands won 16 gold, 14 silver and 12 bronze medals. Okeechobee had six gold, eight silver and four bronze medals. Hardee had six gold, one silver and four bronze medals. The event opened with the Lake Placid Elks Lodge presenting the flag while Carl Gillilan, of Sebring, sang the national anthem. Bowlers competed in singles, doubles, teams and ramps. Medals and ribbons were presented and a lunch was served after the competition. Cracker Trail 4-H Club assisted with the awards and lunch. Shawn Squires, of Highlands, had the highest score. He bowled a 224 and 199. He joined efforts with Joe Singha to bowl doubles and took the gold medals. Joe Borg and Rebecca Patrick, of Okeechobee, won silver while Frankie Smelser and Betty Burnett, of Highlands, won the bronze medals. In another bracket of doubles, Bruce Brummett and Thomas Dirkson, of Hardee, took gold medals. John Patrick and Mary Jo Solloway, of Okeechobee, won silver medals while Donna Headdy and Lewis Simpson, of Hardee, won bronze medals. Sara Canali and Patty Wilfong paired up in unassisted ramp bowling to win gold medals against Herb Adkins and Emily Harrison. They are all from Highlands County. Highlands had four teams competing in the event. Two teams tied for the first place with a score of 875 each. Team members winning gold were Owen Barnhill, Sharon Carpenter, Jeannene Eby, John Smith, Travis Moss, Alex Lopez, Nicole Lewis and Ricky Marino. The second place team, consisting of Carol Snyder, Leon Gordon, Markevin Smith and Greg Robinson, had a total score of 747. The third place team getting bronze medals were Rob Ward, Amelia Titus, Kathy Mitchell and Brian Harrison. Avon Park Youth Academy also participated at the event with the teams. Other Highlands County athletes who won gold were Dennis Taylor and Hormel Biggs. Silver medalists were Frances Goff, Christine Frank, Alan Kufnowski, Josh Croston, Penny Holder, William Dickson and Mike Eldred. Bronze medalists were Richard Rossner, Terry Richardson, Nancy Cassels, Maricel Moreno and Ryland Biggs. Other Hardee County athletes won won gold medals were Thomas Whitfield, Julie Kilbourne, Sue Egnoski and Bill Flemer. Melinda Hatchcock won silver medals. Carol Vitale and Christa Haege won bronze medals. Other Okeechobee County athletes who won gold were Nathan Perdue, R.J. Sandefur, Gaye Palmer, Jackie Wentworth, Jodi Mains and Andrew Patrick. Silver medals were won by Joanna Austin, Connie Doyle, Bill Bailey and Kaye Palmer. Bronze medalists were David Westgate, Kandi McFarland, Leonard Bain and Steve Kotch. SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Friday, July 15, 2011 Page 3B Courtesy photo Cracker Trail 4-H Club member Garrett Martinez, of Sebring, and Special STARS volunteer Angie Luft, of Sebring, help line up a ramp for Kaye Palmer, a Special STARS athlete from Okeechobee County, who competed in the District Bowling competition on Saturday, July 9, at Royal Palms Bowling Center in Lake Placid. Athletes with disabilities from Highlands, Hardee and Okeechobee counties competed in this event. Highlands special athletes take most medals in district bowling News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Lou Martinez connects for the first of two consecutive triples in Sebrings 12-2 win over Sumter to stay alive in the Dixie Boys State Tournament. News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN When the dust settled, Scott Colley and the Lake Placid All-Stars saw their state tournament run come to an end Tuesday as the game and gritty squad fell to Sumter. By TIM REYNOLDS Associated PressDAVIE — Standing before hundreds of children at his basketball camp Wednesday, Dwyane Wade got plenty of tough questions. About playing with LeBron James this past season with the Miami Heat and their trip to the NBAfinals. About his actress girlfriend, Gabrielle Union. About what it takes to be a great basketball player. One noticeably absent topic? The NBAlockout. “No lockout questions at all,” Wade said afterward. “I think it’s sensitive to them. They’re staying away from it.” Those kids may be the only ones staying away from the NBA’s lates t chapter. Taking a break from working with the kids a t his camp, Wade spoke on a number of topics Wednesday, including the camp, his travel plans fo r the remainder of the summer, whether or not he’ll try to be part of the U.S. team at the 2012 London Olympics — and, o f course, the work stoppage that threatens the nex t Wade staying busy in whirlwind summer See WADE, Page 3B MCTfile photo Dwayne Wade is keeping mum on the topic of the NBA lockout. Summer rains, Sumter wash away Lake Placid See LP, Page 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Jonathan Struck slides in safely at second, but would make a bigger impact on the mound in relief Wednesday night, pitching three scoreless innings and striking out six in Sebrings win over Sumter. Sebring splits to stay alive See SEBRING, Page 3B

PAGE 14

C M Y K 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 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 at 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.Firemen Memorial GolfSEBRING — The 12th annual Sebring Firemen Inc. Memorial Golf Tournament presented by AXAAdvisors LLC and Home Depot is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20 at Sun ’n Lake. The tourney will once again feature a four-man scramble with $75 entry fees. That includes range balls, golf, food and drink on the course and the pre-tourney mixer on Friday night with 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 Webb e 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.Harder Hall ScrambleSEBRING –Harder Hall will celebrate its’grand re-opening, replete with new greens, bunkers and tee complexes, with a Scramble Golf Tournament Saturday, Aug. 13, with registration at 7 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The tournament is a four-person scramble format and will be flighted. There will be a steak dinner with twofor-one drafts and pitchers and awards following the completion of play. There will be raffle prizes, a 50/50 drawing and more. Cost is $60 per person and there will be a 100-percent payout, less the cost of gol f and dinner. Register by Friday, Aug. 5, checks mus t accompany entry forms. Make checks payable and mail or dro p off at Harder Hall C.C., 3201 Golfview Rd., Sebring, FL, 33875. For more information, call Pete DePriest Director of Golf and Golf Pro, at (863) 382-0500.Habitat Golf FORE HomesŽ Tournament on Sept. 18SEBRING — Mountain Top Productions presents for 2011 “Gol f FORE Homes” tournament on Saturday, Sept. 17 on the new greens at Country Club of Sebring. “Golf FORE Homes” benefits Highlands County Habitat for Humanity and the Mason’s Ridge project. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Four person teams will be flighted b y handicap. Entry fee includes complimentary practice round, continental breakfast, goodie bags, prizes, snacks on the course and lunch and awards following play. Complimentary reception for all players the evening before on Friday, Sept. 16 at Country Club of Sebring. A$2,000 hole-in-one is being sponsored by Cohan Radio Group and chance to win a vehicle sponsored by Alan Jay Automotive Network. Entry fee is $220 per team or $55 pe r player. Please contact Sarah Pallone at 4022913 for additional information or e-mail team information to spallone@habitathighlands.org AMERICAN LEAGUEEAST WLPCTGB Boston5535.611„ New York5335.6021 Tampa Bay4941.5446 Toronto4547.48911 Baltimore3652.40918 Central Division WLPctGB Detroit4943.533„ Cleveland4742.5281‡2Chicago4448.4785 Minnesota4148.46161‡2Kansas City3754.407111‡2West Division WLPctGB Texas5141.554„ Los Angeles5042.5431 Seattle4348.47371‡2Oakland3953.42412___Tuesdays Games NL All-Stars 5, AL All-Stars 1 Wednesdays Games No games scheduled Thursdays Games Cleveland at Baltimore, late N.Y. Yankees at Toronto, late Kansas City at Minnesota, late Texas at Seattle, late Fridays Games Chicago White Sox (Floyd 6-9) at Detroit (Verlander 12-4), 7:05 p.m. Cleveland (Tomlin 10-4) at Baltimore (Arrieta 9-6), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (F.Garcia 7-6) at Toronto (Morrow 5-4), 7:07 p.m. Boston (A.Miller 3-0) at Tampa Bay (Price 8-7), 7:10 p.m. Kansas City (Hochevar 5-8) at Minnesota (Blackburn 7-6), 8:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Haren 10-5) at Oakland (McCarthy 1-5), 10:05 p.m. Texas (C.Lewis 8-7) at Seattle (Fister 310), 10:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEAST WLPCTGB Philadelphia5734.626„ Atlanta5438.58731‡2New York4645.50511 Washington4646.500111‡2Florida4348.47314 Central Division WLPctGB Milwaukee4943.533„ St. Louis4943.533„ Pittsburgh4743.5221 Cincinnati4547.4894 Chicago3755.40212 Houston3062.32619 West Division WLPctGB San Francisco5240.565„ Arizona4943.5333 Colorado4348.47381‡2Los Angeles4151.44611 San Diego4052.43512 ___ Tuesdays Games NL All-Stars 5, AL All-Stars 1 Wednesdays Games No games scheduled Thursdays Games Florida at Chicago Cubs, late Milwaukee at Colorado, late San Francisco at San Diego, late Fridays Games Florida (Nolasco 6-5) at Chicago Cubs (Dempster 6-6), 2:20 p.m. Philadelphia (Worley 4-1) at N.Y. Mets (Dickey 4-7), 7:10 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 7-4) at Cincinnati (Cueto 5-3), 7:10 p.m. Washington (L.Hernandez 5-8) at Atlanta (T.Hudson 8-6), 7:35 p.m. Pittsburgh (Karstens 7-4) at Houston (Myers 3-9), 8:05 p.m. Milwaukee (Narveson 6-5) at Colorado (Nicasio 3-2), 8:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 9-4) at Arizona (J.Saunders 6-7), 9:40 p.m. San Francisco (Lincecum 7-7) at San Diego (Moseley 2-8), 10:05 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Philadelphia747282116 New York6410283424 Columbus756272119 Houston568232322 Sporting K.C.567222324 D.C.557222429 Chicago2512182024 Toronto FC399181736 New England387161624WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Los Angeles1029392716 Seattle948352820 FC Dallas1054342619 Real Salt Lake836302312 Colorado659272223 Chivas USA577222423 San Jose567222221 Portland593182131 Vancouver2108141928 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ Saturdays Games Colorado at Seattle FC, 4 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Vancouver, 4 p.m. San Jose at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Sporting Kansas City at Houston, 8 p.m. Portland at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. D.C. United at FC Dallas, 9 p.m. New York at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m. Sundays Games Philadelphia at New England, 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 20 New England at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m. FC Dallas at Toronto FC, 8 p.m. New York at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. Vancouver at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Columbus at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23 FC Dallas at New York, 6 p.m. Portland at Columbus, 8 p.m. Toronto FC at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. New England at Colorado, 9 p.m. San Jose at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m. Houston at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Indiana103.769„ New York85.6152 Connecticut65.5453 Chicago77.50031‡2Atlanta39.25061‡2Washington29.1827WESTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Phoenix94.692„ Minnesota74.6361 San Antonio74.6361 Seattle74.6361 Los Angeles56.4553 Tulsa112.0778 ___ Tuesdays Games Seattle 79, Washington 71 Los Angeles 84, San Antonio 74 Wednesdays Games New York 91, Atlanta 69 Chicago 72, Tulsa 54 Phoenix 112, Minnesota 105 Indiana 90, Connecticut 78 Thursdays Games Seattle at San Antonio, late Fridays Games Minnesota at Indiana, 7 p.m. Connecticut at New York, 7 p.m. Los Angeles at Tulsa, 8 p.m. Washington at Phoenix, 10 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League CLEVELAND INDIANS…Placed RHP Mitch Talbot on the 15-day DL. Recalled OF Ezequiel Carrera from Columbus (IL). NEW YORK YANKEES…Agreed to terms with RHP Reinier Casanova and assigned him to the GCL Yankees. National League PITTSBURGH PIRATES…Agreed to terms with RHP Colten Brewer and RHP Jason Creasy. ST. LOUIS CARDINALS…Agreed to terms with LHP Jaime Garcia on a fouryear contract extension. American Association AMARILLO SOX…Released RHP Colin Allen. FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKS…Signed RHP Dan Blewett. LINCOLN SALTDOGS…Released RHP Sean Potter. Can-Am League NEWARK BEARS…Signed RHP Doug Jennings. QUEBEC CAPITALES…Signed OF Mitch Delaney.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association INDIANA PACERS…Named Brian Shaw assistant head coach. Retained assistant coach Dan Burke.FOOTBALLCanadian Football League CFL…Fined Saskatchewan DB Craig Butler an undisclosed amount for an illegal hit on Montreal WR S.J. Green during Saturdays game. WINNIPEG BLUE BOMBERS…Named Ossama AbouZeid interim chief executive officer.HOCKEYNational Hockey League CAROLINA HURRICANES…Agreed to terms with C Brandon Sutter on a three-year contract. COLORADO AVALANCHE…Signed D Shane OBrien to a one-year contract. COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS…Signed C Cody Bass to a one-year contract. OTTAWA SENATORS…Signed F Mika Zibanejad to a three-year contract. ST. LOUIS BLUES…Signed F Jonathan Cheechoo to a one-year contract. WASHINGTON CAPITALS…Re-signed C Mathieu Perrault to a one-year contract. ECHL ALASKA ACES…Named Rob Murray coach. CHICAGO EXPRESS…Announced an affiliation agreement with the Columbus Blue Jackets. ELMIRA JACKALS…Signed D Mario Larocque. READING ROYALS…Agreed to terms with F Phil Aucoin.LACROSSENational Lacrosse League MINNESOTA SWARM…Traded D Ryan Cousins, A Aaron Wilson, G Kevin Croswell and a 2011 second-round draft pick to Edmonton for 2011 firstand fourth-round draft picks and a 2012 second-round draft pick. TORONTO ROCK…Traded F Mat MacLeod, D Creighton Reid and the ninth and 14th picks in the 2011 draft to Colorado for F Dan Carey, the 28th pick in the 2011 draft and the rights to Rochester's 2013 first-round draft pick.SOCCERMajor League Soccer MLS…Suspended Los Angeles F Chris Birchall for two games and fined him $500 and suspended Chicago F Diego Chaves one game and fined him $250 for reckless challenges in a game on July 9. Fined San Jose coach Frank Yallop $500, on top of his automatic one-game ban and $500 fine, for getting sent off during a game against Philadelphia on July 9. CHICAGO FIRE…Signed MF Sebastian Grazzini. NEW YORK RED BULLS…Signed G Frank Rost.COLLEGENCAA…Named Xavier athletic director Mike Bobinski chairman of the Division I mens basketball committee for the 2012-13 season. NATIONAL COLLEGIATE HOCKEY CONFERENCE…Announced the name for the conference that Colorado College, Denver, Minnesota Duluth, NebraskaOmaha and North Dakota have formed to being play in the 2013-14 season. SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE…Named Calhoun Hipp assistant director of communications. CARROLL…Announced G Dee Crandall has transferred from Northwest Wyoming State. GEORGETOWN…Named Stephanie Wetmore womens assistant tennis coach. INDIANA STATE…Named Dave Telford quarterbacks coach. LA SALLE…Named Shannon Witzel womens assistant lacrosse coach. MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE…Named Greg Grensing mens assistant basketball coach. MINNESOTA…Named Mike Guentzel mens associate head hockey coach. VANDERBILT…Announced mens and womens cross country coach Steven Keith, will add womens track and field to his coaching duties. July 15 1901 Christy Mathewson of the New York Giants pitched his first of two career no-hitters, beating the St. Louis Cardinals 5-0. 1969 Cincinnatis Lee May hit four home runs in a doubleheader split with the Atlanta Braves. May had two home runs and drove in five runs in both games as the Reds lost the opener 9-8 but came back to win the second game, 10-4. 1973 Nolan Ryan of the California Angels struck out seventeen batters and threw his second no-hitter of the year, beating Detroit 6-0. 1980 Johnny Bench broke Yogi Berras record for home runs by a catcher as the Cincinnati Reds beat the Montreal Expos 12-7. Bench hit his 314th homer as a catcher off David Palmer. Bench had thirty-three home runs while playing other positions. SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD S S O C C E R SA T U R D A Y 1 0 0 p m L.A. Galaxy vs. Real Madrid . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 A U T O R A C I N G SA T U R D A Y 3 : 3 0 0 p m NASCAR …New England 200 . . . . . . . . E S P NM A J O R L E A G U E B A S E B A L L FR I D A Y 2 2 p m Florida at Chicago Cubs . . . . . . . . . . . . . W G N 7 7 p m Boston at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S U NSA T U R D A Y 4 4 p m Boston at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F O XB O X I N G FR I D A Y 9 9 p m Delvin Rodriguez vs. Pawel Wolak . . . . E S P N 2 1 1 : 0 5 5 p m Diego Magdaleno vs. Alejandro Perez . . S H O W Times, games, channels all subject to change G O L F FR I D A Y 2 2 p m PGA … … Chiquita Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G O L F 3 3 p m 2011 British Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 4 4 p p m PGA … Viking Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G O L FSA T U R D A Y 9 9 a m 2011 British Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 1 1 1 a m American Century Championship . . . . . G O L F 2 2 p m PGA … Chiquita Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . G O L F 3 3 p m American Century Championship . . . . . . N B C 3 3 p m 2011 British Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A B C 4 4 p m PGA … Viking Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G O L FW O M E N  S W O R L D C U P S O C C E R SA T U R D A Y 1 1 1 a m Third-Place Game … Sweden vs. France E S P N 2 LIVESPORTSONTV Major League Baseball WNBA Major League Soccer Transactions Today in Baseball History Page 2BNews-SunFriday, July 15, 2011www.newssun.co m NEWS-SUN€ 385-6155

PAGE 15

C M Y K starter Trent Upshaw, the side was retired without a scratch. In the bottom of the first, too, a walk and an error had two runners on before a Quentin Morrison single gave Sumter a 1-0 lead. Sebring starter Jacob Cram looked to help his own cause when he singled to start the second, but his courtesy runner was soon picked off before Jonathan Struck beat out an infield single. One out later, Eli White was hit by a pitch, but Upshaw retired the next batter to hold the lead. That lead then doubled when Caleb Simmons knocked one out of the yard, but with Sebring’s order turned over heading into the third, things started to turn. “We do start out slow sometimes,” head coach Israel Gomex said. “But once our guys have gone through the order, seen the pitcher and what he has, the next time through we start hitting.” That started to show when, with one out, Lou Martinez ripped a triple down the left-field line and Cobb lofted one to deep left center that fell for an RBI double. One out later, Cram split the right-center field gap for a double to score Cobb and the game was tied 2-2. Cram set the side down in order in the bottom of the third, with third baseman Martinez ranging to his left on a hard grounder headed for the hole and throwing across for one of the outs. And that quick one, two, three inning was key to keep the momentum going as Alex Gomez then walked to start the fourth. White got a hold of one, showing the bats were now locked in, though his hard liner to center stayed up a tad too long and was snared. But Hunter Livingston picked him up with a triple down the third-base line to score Gomez and give Sebring its’first lead. Laramie Strickland was brought on in relief, but nothing was going to stop the hot hitting at this point. Jordan Austin greeted Strickland with a rocketshot that ricocheted off first baseman Simmons and into right field for an RBI single. Martinez then brought Austin home with his second consecutive triple, this one deep to center, before soon coming in when Alex Forde reached on an error, for a 6-2 lead. From here, Struck was brought it and cruised through the Sumter line-up in the bottom of the fourth. But, despite a long double to left by Gomez and a perfect sacrifice bunt by White off reliever Upshaw, Sebring wouldn’t score in the top of the fifth and Sumter put two runners on, via a walk and single, in the bottom of the frame. But Struck fielded a comebacker for a fielder’s choice and then froze the next batter with a thirdstrike Uncle Charlie to retire the side. It was here that Sebring put it away. With one out, Martinez reached on an error and Cobb singled to center. Martinez never let up and reached third, and when the throw went there, Cobb alertly moved up to second. Forde drove Martinez home with a single to right and Cram brought Cobb in with a single up the middle. Struck then hit a grounder to short, but the throw to first was lost in the sun, got away and allowed both Forde and Cram to come in and Struck to get to third. That allowed Gomez’fly ball to go as an RBI sac fly to make it 11-2 and on the brink of the 10-run rule. That was taken care of when White doubled to left center and was brought in by pinch-hitter Garrison Dick’s double to the centerfield fence. Ten runs up, three outs to go in order to keep the mercy-rule in effect and end it an inning early. Struck got another strikeout on the hook, but pinchhitter Brady McCoy launched a shot off the leftfield fence that was hit so hard he was held to a single. But McCoy would not move from first as Struck fanned the next two batters and secured the 12-2 win. “With (staff ace Matt) Portis hurt, guys like Jonathan and Jacob Cram have some big shoes to fill,” coach Gomez said. “They really stepped it up and then we did what we do best, hit.” The team was then set to face the winner of the West Seminole, San Antonio contest later Wednesday night for a Thursday meeting at Noon. If San Antonio were to win, they would be next on the docket with Seminole awaiting for a match-up to see who goes to the title game. If West Seminole won, Sebring would have to beat them twice to reach the title game. Vying to reach the ultimate contest on the other side of the bracket, Spring Hill atoned for an earlier loss to West Volusia Wednesday and the two teams were to meet up in the rubber match at Noon Thursday. See newssun.com for Thursday’s results. Golf HammockLast Monday, July 11, the Mezza Group played Individual Golf using Pro-Am Points at Golf Hammock CC. Pete Mezza took first place in A group with a plus 3 and Bob Colandrea was second at even. B group saw Larry Spry take first place with plus 1 and tied for second at minus 1 were Johyn Tyner and Ralph Scharff. Next Monday will be a shotgun start at Golf Hammock CC beginning at 7:45 a.m. For more information, call Pete Mezza at 382-1280.Lake June West Golf ClubA Mixed Scramble was played Thursday, July 7. Winning first place was the team of Ken Rowen, John and Gloria Huggett, Margaret Schultz and Betty Bilau with 52. Closest to the pin: (Ladies), No. 8, Margaret Schultz, 4-feet-10-inches. (Men), Ron Hesson, 29-feet-3-inches. The Mens Association played a Mens League event on Wednesday, July 6. Winning first place was the team of Ron Hesson, Dan Bishop and Dick Reaney with 41; second place, Dick Denhart, Dave Colvin and Tom Schultz with 45; and third place, Claude Cash, Mario Cappelletti, Joe Swartz and John Ruffo with 47. Closest to the pin: No. 4, Dan Bishop, 6-feet-4-inches; and No. 8, Dave Colvin, 5-feet-8-inches.PinecrestThe Mens Association played Team and Individual Pro-Am Points on Wednesday, July 13, with John Scott, Keith Strickland and Wayne Courson winning the team side of the event with a +13 total. A Division went to Scottt with +5, Strickland took B Division with +8 and Paul Ford won C Division with +7. Placid Lakes The Mens Golf Association played a 3, 2, 1 event on Wednesday, July 13. The foursome of Howard Tricknor, Chuck Fortunato, Bud Snyder and Bruce Miseno got the win with a -22, while Bob McMillian, Al Verhage, Darrell Horney and David Raciti were second at -12. Cliff Moore, Jim Hays, Ed Bartusch and Russ Isaacs were third at -8.River GreensThe Morrison Group played a game on Monday, July 11. Winning first place was the team of Gil Heier, Jim Cercy and Peter March with minus-22. The Mens Association played a Mens Day event on Saturday, July 9. Winning first place was the team of Bob Streeter, Jim Cercy and Lefty St. Pierre with minus-25. Tying for second/third places were the teams of Len Westdale, Gil Heier and Al Farrell; Russ Rudd, Dick Long and Neil Purcell with minus-22 each. Closest to the pin: No. 3, Tim Thomas, 1-foot; No. 8, Al Farrell, 8feet-3.5 inches; No. 12, Neil Purcell, 13-feet-6-inches; and No. 17, Jim Cercy, 19-feet-7-inches. An Evening Scramble was played Friday, July 8. Winning first place was the team of Don Ethan, Tim Thomas, Joe and Pat Graf and Charlie Seralde. The Ladies Association played a pro am tournament on Thursday, July 7. Winning first place was the team of Kay Conkle, Betty Wallace and Cheryl Lancaster with plus-13.5. Individual winners were: First place, Cheryl Lancaster with plus-7.5; and second place, Barb Stuber with plus4.5. The Mens Association played a mens pro am tournament on Wednesday, July 6. Winning first place was the team of Neil Purcell, Eli Ventura, Len Westdale and Cliff Steele with plus-3. Individual winners were: First place, Tim Thomas with plus-8; second place, Eli Ventura with even; and third place, Russ Rudd with plus-7.5.SpringLakeWednesday, July 13, the SpringLake Womens Golf Association played an Individual Pro-Am Points tournament on the Cougar Trail course. Flight A winner was Judy Dunn who had a total of 21 points for a plus 4 and first place. Taking second with 19 points and minus 1 was Linda Pfleger. Ruth Ann Payne and Julia Starr both had plus 1 in the B Flight. The tiebreaker went to Ruth Ann Payne. On Tuesday, July 12, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association held a 4 Man, Team 2 Best Ball competition in which only the two best balls counted for the score on each hole. This was played on the Cougar Trail course. In First Place was the team of Ken Kirby, Gene Hearn, Wiley Ferguson and Bill Robbins with a 2 Best Ball score of 115. Second Place went to Pat Jaskowski, Dan Porter, Leon Van, and a blind with a score of 118. On Thursday, July 8, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association completed Day 2 of a Pick Your Partner event. This was played on the Panther Trail course with both balls of each team counting toward total score (net of handicap). This score was added to Day 1s score (1 Best Ball) to determine the winners. In A Flight, first place went to Jon Brower and Tom Bates, who scored 59 (Day 1) and 146 (Day 2) totalling 205. Second place was won by Gene Hearn and Edd Vowels, who scored 61 / 150 for total of 211. Third place in Flight A went to Gary Behrendt and a blind partner with scores of 64 and 148 for a total of 212. Fourth place went to Jan Hard and Gary Graves with scores of 66 / 149 equalling 215. In the B Flight, first place went to John Delaney and Wiley Ferguson -scoring 57 / 141 = 198. There was a tie for second between the teams of Leon Van and Bob Frederick and that of Richie Eastep and Chips Ryan, who scored identical 59 / 149 = 208s. Fourth place went to Ed Clay and Dan Porter with 61 / 151 = 212. Notably absent from this report is the name of Mr. Kirby, who was overheard swearing that he was going to teach a certain Mr. Hinde how to putt. Also absent are the names Hoerner and Foote, whose big plans to Ham and Egg turned into an out of the money omelet.Ž www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, July 15, 2011Page 3B 64 WEST COLLISION; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv incentive; 0 0 0 0 9 8 8 1 64 WEST COLLISION; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv incentive; 0 0 0 0 9 8 8 1 NBAseason, with players and owners billions of dollars away from agreeing on a new labor deal. “I don’t miss it yet,” Wade said of his inability to work out at 601 Biscayne Boulevard in Miami, the address of the arena that the Heat call home. “I’m only a month away from the game. I’m cool. I’ve got two more weeks to relax before I get back into it. But when the time gets to where we’re still going, I will miss it and most importantly I think everybody will miss it because you’re used to getting into a rhythm, used to getting into a schedule. And when that schedule is starting off, everything is off.” Still, a month removed from losing in six games to the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA finals, Wade is a long way from forgetting the pain of coming up short with a title at stake. He’s been busy since: A European trip has already been completed, as has a camp he co-hosted with NFLstar Devin Hester in Chicago and a commercial shoot in Los Angeles, all preceding his annual camp at Nova Southeastern University — which added a twist this year, a cheerleader camp led by Katina Taylor, the wife of NFLdefensive end Jason Taylor. And soon, Wade will head back to China for the first time since the U.S. won gold at the 2008 Beijing Games. Much of that trip will be built around Wade’s work with Nike’s Jordan Brand, although he has several other business meetings lined up there as well. “I’m excited to come back over there and just enjoy China,” Wade said. “I want to go different places over there. I told Brand Jordan I wanted to go to see where the magic happens, where are the sneakers made, the people that make the sneakers. I want to go mee t those people. I’ve got a lot o f things I want to accomplish this summer and I’ve got a lo t of time to do that.” Other topics Wade touched on Wednesday: — Regarding losing the NBAfinals. “The sting is there, no question about it. I joke with the kids, I say, ‘All right, I’m going to make jokes about it, and you guys aren’t going to ask me questions.’Because when they ask questions, they want to know some stuff. So I make sure I shed some light on it in a sense of humor type o f way. But the sting’s there. Bu t you’ve got to move on.” — Regarding the perception of Miami’s season as a disappointment. “We understand that it was a failure, that it was a failure no t just for the Miami Heat, it was a failure for every team tha t didn’t win except for the Dallas Mavericks. They were the champions, so they had the best year. Everyone else failed — they didn’t win a championship. But the things that we did, they don’t just erase.” Tim Reynolds can be reached on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/ByTimRey nolds Continued from 1B Wade keeping busy Continued from 1B Sebring swings, Struck stop Sumter News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Jordan Austin breaks for second as Sumters Laramie Strickland pitches to a Sebring batter Wednesday night.

PAGE 16

C M Y K Associated PressMIAMI — The Florida Marlins are closing the upper deck at Sun Life Stadium. The Marlins rank last among the 30 major league clubs in home attendance, and the team no longer sees a need to sell seats in the second level of the football stadium they call home. Florida plans to move into a baseball-only ballpark in downtown Miami next year. Upper-deck seats may be made available for certain games, including the Sept. 28 home finale. Team officials say the move will cut operational costs, plus create a better atmosphere by having more fans in the lower level near the field. Tickets for the upper deck were only available for Marlins home games on Fridays and Saturdays, which means the move will affect no more than eight remaining contests this season. Absent from the endless discussions about how to improve baseball’s All-Star game was the one that would solve all the problems immediately. End it. Seriously. Would anyone other than Bud Selig notice? Or care? And just imagine if the idea gets traction across the sports spectrum. If the pro leagues really want to do something for fans, other than pick their pockets, keep the breaks in midseason and have the players perform community service — e.g., stage sports clinics in their hometowns. For one thing, they might be better attended than the All-Star game. Almost a fifth of the players named to baseball’s two squads had already voted no with their feet, electing to park them somewhere besides Phoenix on Tuesday night, rendering the National League’s 5-1 win an even more meaningless exercise than usual. And the problem wasn’t just a lack of quantity, but quality. Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter might be the face of baseball, but his body was already in R&R mode. He sneaked off to Florida with girlfriend Minka Kelly, enraging all those commentators who exhausted their store of superlatives praising him over the weekend, the TVexecutives at FOX who spent hours dreaming up all those promotional tie-ins, and who knows how many of the 4 million who penciled Jeter into the ALstarting lineup. Surprisingly, the voice of reason in the debate turned out to be the commissioner. “There isn’t a player that I’m more proud of in the last 15 years than Derek Jeter. He’s played the game the way it should be played. He’s an even greater human being off the field,” Selig said. “I think I would have made the same decision that Derek Jeter had.” Of course, this was the same commissioner who called off the 2002 game — and in his home park in Milwaukee, no less — when both teams ran out of relief pitchers after 11 innings in a tie game. Convinced that raising the stakes would prevent future defections and convince the All-Star managers to hold back enough players to prevent a repeat, Selig then hammered out an agreement with the players’union the following year to award home-field advantage for the World Series to whichever league won the game. Even so, the list of AL starting pitchers who, like Jeter, passed up a chance to appear — either because they were injured, resting or worked a regular-season game Sunday — read like the first round of everybody’s fantasy draft: Detroit’s Justin Verlander, the Yankees’CC Sabathia and closer Mariano Rivera, Seattle’s Felix Hernandez, Tampa Bay’s James Shields and Boston’s Jon Lester. Lester’s Red Sox teammate, Josh Beckett, scheduled as the second ALpitcher, then bowed out during warmups because of a sore knee. Beckett said afterward he would have pitched through the discomfort had it been a regular-season game. Some incentive home fiel d for the World Series turned out to be. Predictably, the Nationals rode superior pitching and some timely hits to win. The y were also better at pretending that it meant something. The All-Star game wasn’t always like that. Guys used to treat the game as an honor instead of worrying about getting hurt. The highlights from past games running wall to wall on ESPN proved that. How many times did you see the Pete Rose collision a t the plate with Ray Fosse in the 1970 contest? And what are the chances you’ll ever see anything like it in an All-Star game again? The guess here is never. There’s no need to romanticize the good old days. We like to think the players competed for pride, but even back then, it was about money. The problem, though, is that there’s so much more money on the line these day s that the likelihood of any player in any All-Star game would step outside his comfort zone is practically nil. And it’s not just baseball. The NFL’s Pro Bowl is a glorified flag-football contest and even the NBAand NHL versions, which are entertaining enough as displays of offensive firepower, offer so little defense and intensity that calling them honest games stretches the truth. So go ahead, Bud, make a statement. Either make attendance at the game mandatory, or just make the midsummer break a vacation. If it ever deserved the label “classic,” it’s anything but that these days. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, July 15, 2011www.newssun.com GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; patio; 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 9 HIGHLANDS SHEDS; 3.639"; 5"; Black; **internet included**; 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 3 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; patio; 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 9 HIGHLANDS SHEDS; 3.639"; 5"; Black; **internet included**; 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 3 driven in by Mason’s sacrifice fly to center field. Scott Colley then hit a soft-liner to center that scored LaRosa, who had laced a double down the third-base line. The top of the third ended just as the lightning began, sending the players into the dugout. Play resumed after the standard 30-minute delay with Sumter approaching their third at-bat. The Lake Placid defense lost a bit of its spark, as seen by a few more errors on the field. “The team seemed to be on summer vacation already,” explained head coach D.J. Smiling. “These other teams come here from other parts of the state, and they're here to play.” This is not to say that they were giving up just yet. Aline drive ricocheted off the pitcher was then misplayed despite the recovering efforts of the middle infield. As the pitching and defense struggled to get out of the inning, Sumter capitalized on the extra base runners, adding insurance runs before the next delay. Mother Nature would strike yet again, only this time bringing the rain along with the lighting. After over an hour of delay the game was moved to a field under better condition and the game finally resumed again with Lake Placid now trailing 12-2. If Sumter saw this as a time to end the game early, they were sadly mistaken. Lake Placid beared down and put two more runs on the board after Paul Cantwell’s single and Ryan Browning's successful bunt became RBIs from LaRosa's single that found the right-center field gap. Despite valiant efforts though, Lake Placid’s tournament run would soon come to an end with the score 12-4 in favor of Sumter. Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN Ryan Browning sets to field this grounder as this Sumter runner heads for third, though Lake Placid would be knocked out of the Dixie Boys State Tournament in Tuesdays rainand lightning-delayed loss. LP game, but gotten Marlins close upper deck How to improve baseballs All-Star game? End it. JIMLITKE Associated Press HOWARD FENDRICH Associated PressNEWYORK — With time running short to keep the NFL’s preseason completely intact, owners and player representatives are back in force at a Manhattan law firm, trying again to work out a new labor deal. At least eight of the 10 members of the owners’labor committee are on hand for the talks, including Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys and John Mara of the New York Giants. Packers CEO Mark Murphy and Chargers owner Dean Spanos were not seen at the talks Wednesday but joined them Thursday. On the other side, NFLPA chief DeMaurice Smith and at least six current or former players had arrived. The NFLhas been locked out for more than four months and the preseason is fast approaching. The Hall of Fame game that starts the exhibition season is scheduled for Aug. 7 between the St. Louis Rams and Chicago Bears, who are both hoping to open training camp at the end of next week. Big contingents of players, owners for NFL talks

PAGE 17

C M Y K The Community Calendar provides a brief listing of local clubs and organizations who meet on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of the group to update the News-Sunon any changes in this listing by calling 385-6155, ext. 516; send any changes by e-mail toeditor@newssun.com;or mail them to News-SunCommunity Calendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870.FRIDAY Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 314-0891. American Legion Post 25 hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Cost is $6. Shrimp also is available for same price. Open to the public. Tickets in the lounge on Friday night. Lounge hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 has karaoke from 7 p.m. until final call at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Post open at noon. Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. For details, call 4711448. Avon Park Breakfast Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Rotary Club building. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. Buttonwood Bay Squares meets first and third Friday in recreation hall, Sebring. Early rounds are from 7-7:30 p.m., alternate mainstream/plus/rounds are from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend. For details, callLarry Gow at 3826995. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers a class in Lake Placid at the Sunshine RV Resort from 9-11 a.m. Friday. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 3826792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net. Highlands Social Dance Club hosts ballroom dancing every Friday, October through March from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway. Dance the night away to the music of the area's Big Bands. All club dances are open to the public. Appropriate dress required. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Call 385-6671. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. There is a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8.50 per person. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves wings, fish and burgers at 6 p.m. Music provided from 7-11 p.m. Pool tournament is at 8 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m. Lodge phone number 4520579. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Fridays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves chicken or fish baskets from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 donation. Blind darts is played at 7 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 serving buffet dinner at 5-7 p.m. Elks and guests invited. Dance music in ballroom at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and dance is $10 donation. For reservations, call 385-8647 or 4713557. Smoke-free environment. Lounge is open from 110 p.m. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. Texas Hold em lessons, 2 p.m. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves pizza from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. Volunteers of America of Florida is a nonprofit organization in Sebring that specializes in assisting person's with mental illness. We are pleased to announce our Drop in Center is open to individuals with a mental illness 6 days a week from 11am to 3 pm. The center offers a welcoming environment where individuals are accepted and feel comfortable. For more information please contact Wendy at 863382-2022.SATURDAY American Association of University Women meets at 10 a.m. third Saturday at various locations. For details, call 465-2581 or 452-2493. American Legion Post 25 serves sirloin burgers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Jam session is from 24 p.m. The lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Members and guests invited. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 69 in AvonPark serves dinner at 5 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Lakes Association has a pancake breakfast on the third Saturday of every month. $4 for adults, $2 for children under 12. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. Avon Park Public Library has a free Adult Film Series at noon. Call 452-3803. Heartland Avian Society meets at 1 p.m. third Saturday at various homes or a restaurant. Pet bird owners meet to share food and fellowship and take occassional field trips. Looking for other bird owners to join us. For details, call Sharol at 465-7350. Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) has a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., country store open from 8 a.m. to noon and pancake breakfast served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Vendors are welcome. No setup fee is charged for the summer months. Plenty of off road parking. For details, call 382-2208. Historical Society of Greater Lake Placid meets at noon quarterly on the third Saturday of March, June, September, and December at the Masonic Hall, 106 N. Main for a potluck luncheon. Hot Rod Nights Cruise In, meets from 5-8 p.m. every third Saturday at the Home Depot parking lot in Sebring. For details, call 441-3051 or 441-3086. Lake Placid Art League has a class in Pastels/Acrylics taught by Llewellyn Rinald from from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 opens the lounge at 1 p.m. Card games are played at 1 p.m., and Bar Bingo is at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Oak Street, Lake Placid. For more details, call 382-1821. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves dinner from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Music is from 7-10 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Club 2259 offers line dancing lessons at 2 p.m. the first and third Saturday for members and guests at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 6553920. Twelve Step Study Group for Adult Children of Alcoholics meets at 11 a.m. first and third Saturday, at first building south of Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. Spaghetti dinner and karaoke at 5:30 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves a meal for $6 from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 3858902. SUNDAY American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 1-9 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Heartland Interfaith Alliance meets 1:30 p.m., first Friday, St. Frances of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid. For details, call 465-0051. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 lounge is open from 1-7 p.m. Card games start at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has karaoke in the pavilion. Horseshoes played at 9:30 a.m. Food available at 4 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Overeaters Anonymous, meets from 4-5 p.m. in second floor conference roomNo. 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 382-7731. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. For details on the organization, go to www.oa.org. Ridge Area Missionary Soldiers Avon Park Pathfinder Club meets from 9 a.m. to noon every first and third Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St., Avon Park. For details, call 471-2143. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 offers NASCAR racing in the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open and kitchen open from 25 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Society for Creative Anachronism (Local Chapter: Shire of Stagridge) meets at 2 p.m. first and third Sunday at Brewster's Coffee House on U.S. 27 in Sebring. For details, call 214-5522. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 serves hamburgers from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 Karaoke is from 5-8 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Lakes Association has a pancake breakfast on the third Saturday of every month. $4 for adults, $2 for children under 12. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. Avon Park Public Library has a free Adult Film Series at noon. For details, call 4523803. Heartland Avian Society meets at 1 p.m. third Saturday at various homes or a restaurant. Pet bird owners meet to share food and fellowship and take occassional field trips. Looking for other bird owners to join us. For details, call Sharol at 465-7350. Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) has a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., country store open from 8 a.m. to noon and pancake breakfast served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Vendors are welcome. No setup fee is charged for the summer months. Plenty of off road parking. For details, call 382-2208. Historical Society of Greater Lake Placid meets at noon quarterly on the third Saturday of March, June, September, and December at the Masonic Hall, 106 N. Main for a potluck luncheon. Hot Rod Nights Cruise In, meets from 5-8 p.m. every third Saturday at the Home Depot parking lot in Sebring. For details, call 441-3051 or 441-3086. Lake Placid Art League has a class in Pastels/Acrylics taught by Llewellyn Rinald from from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 opens the lounge at 1 p.m. Card games are played at 1 p.m., and Bar Bingo is at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Oak Street, Lake Placid. For more details, call 382-1821. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves dinner from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Music is from 7-10 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Club 2259 offers line dancing lessons at 2 p.m. the first and third Saturday for members and guests at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 6553920. Twelve Step Study Group for Adult Children of Alcoholics meets at 11 a.m. first and third Saturday, at first building south of Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. Spaghetti dinner and karaoke at 5:30 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves a meal for $6 from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 3858902. SUNDAY American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 1-9 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Heartland Interfaith Alliance meets 1:30 p.m., first Friday, St. Frances of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid. For details, call 465-0051. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 lounge is open from 1-7 p.m. Card games start at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has karaoke in the pavilion. Horseshoes played at 9:30 a.m. Food available at 4 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Overeaters Anonymous, meets from 4-5 p.m. in secon d floor conference roomNo. 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 382-7731. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. For details on the organization, g o to www.oa.org. Ridge Area Missionary Soldiers Avon Park Pathfinder Club meets from 9 a.m. to noon every first and third Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St., Avon Park. For details, call 471-2143. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 offers NASCAR racing in the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open and kitchen open from 2 5 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Society for Creative Anachronism (Local Chapter: Shire of Stagridge ) meets at 2 p.m. first and third Sunday at Brewster's Coffee House on U.S. 27 in Sebring. For details, call 214-5522. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 serves hamburger s from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 Karaoke is from 5 -8 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN WITH ME family group meets at 10:30 a.m. every Monday a t the Heartland Christian Church on Alt. 27 in Sebring. The church is behind Southgate Shopping Center where Publi x is. Call 385-5714. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopa l Church, Lakeshore Drive, Sebring. For more details, call 385-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 314-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Rosewood Center, 517 U.S. 27 South, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring For details, call 202-0647. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shu ffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 12-9 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 4711448. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, July 15, 2011Page 5B STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 9 8 4 2 AVON PARK BINGO; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv incentive; 0 0 0 0 9 8 8 0 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seamless p/u; 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 7 COMMUNITYCALENDAR

PAGE 18

C M Y K DearPharmacist: My husband and I would like to have a child soon. My sister’s little boy has autism, so I’m naturally concerned for my prenatal care and pregnancy. Is there any way to reduce my risk of having a child with autism? – C.J., Orlando Answer: There is so much controversy regarding vaccinations that I’m not even going to entertain that here. Instead, I’ll tell you about a less debatable finding based on a brand new study, conducted at Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California Research Division in Oakland that found mothers of autistic children were twice as likely to have taken an antidepressant in the year prior to their delivery. The risk appears even stronger if the antidepressant is taken during their first trimester. The study published in July 2011, in the Archives of General Psychiatry, analyzed prenatal data for women who took antidepressants in the class of “selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors” known more commonly as SSRIs. These are the most prescribed mood enhancers in the entire world known generically as paroxetine, sertraline, citalopram, escitalopram and fluoxetine. Researchers analyzed prenatal and maternal data from 1,805 children. Researchers stopped short of saying that antidepressants cause autism because that connection was not made. They simply reported that mothers of autistic children were more likely to have taken SSRI antidepressants, which begs the question: Should you wean off your antidepressants if you are planning to become pregnant? It’s certainly worth a discussion with your doctor, outlining other treatment options for depression, both pharmaceutical and alternative. Knowing your options becomes incredibly important, especially since there is not a cure for autism so anything you can do to prevent it is helpful. SSRIs have uncomfortable side effects including brain fog, sexual dysfunction, insomnia, diarrhea, tremors, and suicidal thoughts in extreme cases. My concerns aren’t about the medication, it’s that some physicians prescribe these drugs at the drop of a hat to women who have underlying hormonal or micronutrient deficiencies. If you’re planning to become pregnant, and you wish to discontinue your antidepressants talk to your doctor about how to wean off. Don’t suddenly stop taking an SSRI on your own, do it with medical supervision and approval, and most of all, do it slowly. As often occurs with other journalists, the study is being reportedly inaccurately. They are saying that autism rates were increased in children whose mothers took SSRIs during the year before they got pregnant. The study suggests the problems were in women who took the medication in the year before delivery of their baby, that is, just before and during their pregnancy. Big difference. If you would like advice regarding natural alternative s, I’ll post those on my facebook FAN page, the link to that is on my website homepage. For information on autism, visit two great resources on the web: www.autismspeaks.org and www.defeatautismnow.net.Did You Know? Frankincense essential oil can help relieve nervous tension, anxiety and exhaustion. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Page 6BNews-SunFriday, July 15, 2011www.newssun.com DESIGNER DENTAL; 3.639"; 4"; Black; tv incentive; 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 8 0 Miller's Central Air; 5.542"; 10.5"; Process color; -; 0 0 0 1 0 1 9 6 Jim's Pistolarrow; 5.542"; 10.5"; Process color; -; 0 0 0 1 0 1 9 1 HEALTHYLIVING Antidepressant use during pregnancy linked to higher risk of autism Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Metro Services Use of antidepressants during pregnancy may be a bad idea, but the data is debatable. Special to the News-SunSEBRING – Now patients of Florida Hospital in Sebring, Lake Placid and Wauchula are able to access their hospital health information online. “MyAccess,” a secure, personalized portal, is now available on the Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center website, allowing patients to manage their health information anywhere they have access to the Internet. Through “MyAccess,” patients can: review their medical record summary, including discharge instructions, immunizations, medications and procedures; access their clinical results, such as lab results; and view personal information, such as insurance and personal data. “We are pleased to deploy this new tool that empowers our patients to more effectively manage their health information in one convenient, secure location,” said Florida Hospital Heartland CEO & President Tim Cook. Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center and Florida Hospital Wauchula patients can establish their secure “MyAccess” account during the admission process, in-person at the Health Information Management Department, or via mail by printing, completing and notarizing a registration form from our website. Once registered, patients can access the “MyAccess” tool on www.FHHeartland.org in the “Patients” or “Patients and Visitors” section. Florida Hospital offers new online tool

PAGE 19

C M Y K By KATHARINE HOURELD Associated PressNAIROBI, Kenya — What do mosquitoes like more than clean, human skin? Stinky socks. Scientists think the musky odor of human feet can be used to attract and kill mosquitoes that carry deadly malaria. The Gates Foundation announced on Wednesday that it will help fund one such pungent project in Tanzania. If they can be cheaply mass-produced, the traps could provide the first practical way of controlling malaria infections outside. The increased use of bed nets and indoor spraying has already helped bring down transmissions inside homes. Dutch scientist Dr. Bart Knols first discovered mosquitoes were attracted to foot odor by standing in a dark room naked and examining where he was bitten, said Dr. Fredros Okumu, the head of the research project at Tanzania’s Ifakara Health Institute. But over the following 15 years, researchers struggled to put the knowledge to use. Then Okumu discovered that the stinky smell — which he replicates using a careful blend of eight chemicals — attracts mosquitoes to a trap where they can be poisoned. The odor of human feet attracted four times as many mosquitoes as a human volunteer and the poison can kill up to 95 percent of mosquitoes, he said. Although the global infection rate of malaria is going down, there are still more than 220 million new cases of malaria each year. The U.N. estimates almost 800,000 of those people die. Most of them are children in Africa. “This is the first time that we are focusing on controlling mosquitoes outside of homes,” said Okumu, a Kenyan who has been ill with the disease himself several times. “The global goal of eradication of malaria will not be possible without new technologies.” Some experts worry eradication is unrealistic because of the lack of an effective malaria vaccine and because some patients have developed resistance to the most effective malaria medicines. “This is an interesting project,” said Richard Tren, the director of health advocacy group Africa Fighting Malaria. “But there is no magic bullet. We are going to need a lot of different tools to fight malaria. Certainly we need to solve the problems of insecticide resistance and preserve the effectiveness of malaria drugs that we have at the moment.” Other scientists — including some funded by the Gates Foundation — are also researching equally novel ideas, including breeding genetically modified mosquitoes to wipe out malariaspreading insects. Athlete’s foot is a skin disease caused by a fungus, usually occurring between the toes. The fungus most commonly attacks the feet because shoes create a warm, dark and humid environment, which encourages fungus growth. The warmth and dampness of areas around swimming pools, showers, and locker rooms are also breeding grounds for fungi. Because the infection was common among athletes who used these facilities frequently, the term “athlete’s foot” became popular. Not all fungus conditions are athlete’s foot. Other conditions, such as disturbances of the sweat mechanism, reaction to dyes or adhesives in shoes, eczema and psoriasis may mimic athlete’s foot. Symptoms The signs of athlete’s foot, singly or combined, are dry skin, itching, scaling, inflammation and blisters. Blisters often lead to cracking of the skin. When blisters break, small raw areas of tissue are exposed, causing pain and swelling. Itching and burning may increase as the infection spreads. Athlete’s foot may spread to the soles of the feet and to the toenails. It can be spread to other parts of the body, notably the groin and underarms, by those who scratch the infection and then touch themselves elsewhere. The organisms causing athlete’s foot may persist for long periods. Consequently, the infection may be spread by contaminated bed sheets or clothing to other parts of the body. Prevention It is not easy to prevent athlete’s foot because it is usually contracted in dressing rooms, showers, and swimming pool locker rooms where bare feet come in contact with the fungus. However, you can do much to prevent infection by practicing good foot hygiene. Daily washing of the feet with soap and water; drying carefully, especially between the toes; and changing shoes and hose regularly to decrease moisture, help prevent the fungus from infecting the feet. Also helpful is daily use of a quality foot powder. Tips Avoid walking barefoot; use shower shoes. Reduce perspiration by using talcum powder. Wear light and airy shoes. Wear socks that keep your feet dry, and change them frequently if you perspire heavily. Treatment Fungicidal and fungistatic chemicals, used for athlete’s foot treatment, frequently fail to contact the fungi in the horny layers of the skin. Topical or oral antifungal drugs are prescribed with growing frequency. In mild cases of the infection it is important to keep the feet dry by dusting foot powder in shoes and hose. The feet should be bathed frequently and all areas around the toes dried thoroughly. Consult your podiatrist If an apparent fungus condition does not respond to proper foot hygiene and self care, and there is no improvement within two weeks, consult your podiatrist. The podiatrist will determine if a fungus is the cause of the problem. If it is, a specific treatment plan, including the prescription of antifungal medication, applied topically or taken by mouth, will usually be suggested. Such a treatment appears to provide better resolution of the problem, when the patient observes the course of treatment prescribed by the podiatrist; if it’s shortened, failure of the treatment is common. If the infection is caused by bacteria, antibiotics, such as penicillin, that are effective against a broad spectrum of bacteria may be prescribed. Podiatrist Dr. Olga Garcia Luepschen and the Gentle Foot Care Center are at 2 Ryant Blvd. (on U.S. 27) and can be reached by calling 314-9255 or visit www.gentlefootcarecenter. com on the web. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, July 15, 2011Page 7B LAMPE & KEIFFER; 5.542"; 4"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 9 8 3 9 HRMC; 3.639"; 3"; Black plus three; process, healthy living; 0 0 0 0 9 8 4 3 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 9 8 4 4 Celebrate Editorial; 5.542"; 8"; Black plus three; process, celebrate editorial; 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 HEALTHYLIVING Athletes foot is hard to prevent Outreach events scheduledAce Homecare community outreach events scheduled for July include: Today – 7 a.m., health fair, Arc Residence, Pleasant Street, Avon Park; 9 a.m., health fair, Avon Park Meal Site, Main Street; 10:30 a.m., health fair, the Palm Apartments, Hal McCray Boulevard, Avon Park. Monday – 7:30 a.m., health fair, Hammock Estates, Hammock Road, Sebring; 10 a.m., health fair, Highland Village, Villa Road, Sebring; 1 p.m., caregivers support group, Crown Pointe Assisted Living Community, Sun ’N Lake Boulevard, Sebring. Tuesday –8 a.m., health fair, Sebring Bluffs, U.S. 27, Sebring; 10 a.m., health fair, Fair Havens, Apartments, Spinks Road, Sebring; 1 p.m., health fair, Groves, behind Sebring Diner, U.S. 27, Sebring. Wednesday – 9 a.m., health fair, Avon Park Meal Site, Main Street, Avon Park. Thursday – 9 a.m., health fair, Maranatha Village, Arbuckle Creek Road, Sebring; 10:30 a.m., caregivers support group, Balmoral Assisted Living Facility, 93 Balmoral Road, County Road 621, Lake Placid. Snapshots Footprints Dr. Olga GarciaLuepschen Metro Services Athletes foot can be easy to develop, but tough to get rid of. GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCEƒ Scientists: Stinky sock smell helps fight deadly malaria

PAGE 20

C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, July 15, 2011www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sunthat is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSunat 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. "Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth." Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site,www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Scott King youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Children's Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. children's choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. children's mission groups. Call 4536681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Children's Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing God's Heart and Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and women's prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the "Place to discover God's love." For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) "Where the old fashion gospel is preached." Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the "Son" always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor;Aaron Snider, Youth Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 5:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 385-0752. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695. CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049. www.stcathe. com. Very Rev. JosŽ Gonz‡lez, V.F. Masses Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, noon; Daily Masses 8 a.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confession: every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m. or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment. Enroll your students today for Catholic School grades Pre-K3 through 5th grade. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lord's Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; "Building God's Kingdom for Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth the Drive!" Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a men's grief support group, meets at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is “Jesus is First at First Christian Church.”Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures'by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway. Our hours of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Don Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION A tonement Lutheran Church, ELCASEBRING — The fifth Sunday after Pentecost service will be led by the Rev. Jefferson Cox. Eucharist assistant/lector is Ron Fitzpatrick. Work day is scheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday. Come enjoy working outside, sprucing up the grounds. The Labyrinth Prayer Garden is open to the community as well as congregation seven days per week. All are welcome to do this “walking meditation.” A von Park Church of ChristAVON PARK — “Living In The Flow of God” (John 7:38-39), will be the message presented by Larry Roberts, minister. The Sunday evening service will be a devotional with a fingerfood fellowship to follow. Vacation Bible School will be at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday. The theme is “Around the Map Jack” based on the Scripture, Mark 16: 15. There will be a Bible program, games and refreshments. Avon Park Church of Christ is at 200 S. Forest Ave. For information, call 453-4692.Christ Lutheran Church LCMSAVON PARK — This Sunday morning Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled “Build-A-GodWorkshop.” The church is at 1320 County Road 64, east the Avon Park High School. For more information, call 4712663 or visit christlutheranavonpark.org. This is an LCMS congregation.Christian Training Church SEBRING — The Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled “Covenant Seal: Part 4” at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is canceled for the month of July.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING — The Rev. George Miller will deliver the sermon Sunday morning, “Wild Flowers in the Garden of God!” Scripture will be taken from Matthew 13:2430. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.First Baptist Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK — The Rev. Jon Beck will speak at the Sunday morning and evening services. Spanish Church is led by Rev. Johnathan Soltero. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information, call 453-6681 or e-mail info@fbcap.net.First Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID — On Sunday Pastor Darryl George will preach the sermon titled “The Call of Sinners to Repentance!” Luke 5:27-32. The church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper avenues in Placid Lakes. For more information, call 4655126 from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday or e-mail the church at placidlakes@hotmail.com.First Christian ChurchAVON PARK — The pastor is continuing with his sermon series that asks the question: Can you agree that it is time that we need to change our world? This week’s sermon is “Renew Someone’s Heart Today.” The pastor will remind us to refresh the hearts of the saints. The Scripture will come from Philemon 1-7. An “Old Fashioned Picnic” will follow worship. First Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. Camphor St. (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 4535334 or e-mail firstchristianap@embarqmail.com with any questions or to request information. The church website is www.firstchristianap.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING — At the Lord’s Table this Sunday morning will be Juanita Roberts and Teresa Williams. Communion will be served by Carol and Mike Graves, Carol Chandler and Gretchen Ames. Greeter will be Linda Johnson, and Lynne Warman will be responsible for the call to worship. There will be no children’s church during the month of July; instead, the children are invited to worship at the 10:30 a.m. service. The pastor’s sermon is titled “Where Is Your Faith?,” Matthew 17:20. Lighting the candles during the month of July will be Daniel Thibodeau. Joyce Winstel will serve in the nursery. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave. Call 3850352 for more information.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK — On Sunday morning, the pastor’s sermon is titled “Judging God’s Servants” based on James 4:11-12. Special music will be provided by Eowyn Branham singing “Revelation Song.” The adult Sunday school class is watching the video series called “The Path to the Cross” published by Focus on the Family and narrated by renowned teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan. The title for Sunday is “The Fifth Cup Our Way of Hope Gethsemane.” Carol Scranton is teaching the youth class this summer. The Family Gathering meet at 6 p.m. On Tuesday, the Session meets at 6 p.m. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). Call 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING — “How to Live the Life, Part II“ is the title of Sunday morning’s sermon given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer. Summer Day Camp, for ages 11-14, is from 8 a.m. t o 3 p.m. Monday-Friday in fellowship halll (excluding holidays). Program includes lunch, snacks and activities (Bible lessons, sports, crafts and games). The program is free other than fied trips. Space is limited. Sign up in the church office. Monday is the Session Continued on page 9B Church News

PAGE 21

C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, July 15, 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 RELIGION meeting at 2 p.m. in the conference room. Deacons meeting is at 4 p.m. in the conference room.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING — The Rev. A.C. Bryant will bring the message “Christ Preached to the Jew” with the Scripture from Acts 4:1-12. Family Movie Night is at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 30 in the Family Life Center. The movie will be “To Save a Life.” Call 385-5184. The church is downtown at 126 S. Pine St. Visit www.sebringfirstumc.com.Grace Pointe ChurchSEBRING — Grace Pointe Church is at 200 Lark Ave., Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse. Home Bible study on Tuesday is Revelations 101. On Sunday the pastor continues the river renewal sermons on the Psalms. Skype Live is at 7 p.m. Eastern and 10 p.m. Pacific on Tuesday and 10:30 p.m. Eastern and 7:30 p.m. Pacific on Friday. Ustream is available for all services. Log on to ustream.tv, and then enter gracepointetv in the search box. Choose your session.Heartland Christian SEBRING — Pastor Ted Moore’s sermon this Sunday will be “Running the Race” with Scripture from Hebrews 12:1-3. The service will also include Flossi Moore singing “I’m Gonna Keep on a Singin’and Tellin’Folks About Jesus.” Vacation Bible School time is set from 5-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, Aug. 1-5. Good food, good classes, good games and crafts, good teachers. All children are welcome. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix); phone number 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID — The Rev. Dale Schanely will preach at the Heritage Summer Worship Service on “The Lamb Of God.” Pastor Claude Burnett will lead the service and provide special music. Pastor Claude Burnett will preach at the New Song Contemporary Service in Rob Reynolds Hall. The Rev. Jerry R. McCauley will preach at the Celebration Worship Service on “The Awesome Power of Love.” Ruth Schanely will provide a flute solo for the offertory. The church is at 500 Kent Ave. For information, call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING — The Sunday morning Bible lesson, “Use God’s Strengths,” is from Judges 3 (King James Version). Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the Sunday morning and evening messages. The Wednesday evening service will be praise, prayer and Bible study. The end-of-the-month-sing will be on the fourth Sunday, July 24, instead of the last Sunday, July 31.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING — Sunday services, the sermon topic will be “The Parable of the Wheat” taken from Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43. Nursery is provided at all three services. Boy Scouts meet at 7 p.m. Monday. St. John Youth meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Over Eaters Anonymous at meet 7 p.m. Thursday.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING — This Sunday morning, Pastor Keith Simmons will have a sermon titled “Where Do We Go From Here?” He will have the Scripture reading from II Samuel 22:26-37. Sunday school will meet in the Fidelis Room. They will be studying “God Calls People to Special Service,” with Scripture taken from Leviticus 8:1-13. At 9 a.m., Children’s Sunday school, “The Kids’Zone,” will be in session. There is also a nursery available.Southside Baptist ChurchSEBRING — “Abraham’s Faith Tested,” from Hebrews 11:17-19, is the title of the message the Rev. David Altman will give in the Sunday morning worship service. Children’s church and a nursery are available. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m., followed by a brief time of worship at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday services; student ministry starts at 6:30 p.m. Adult Bible study and prayer meeting begins at 7 p.m. The church is at 379 S. Commerce Ave. For information call 385-0752.Spring Lake Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING — “Solomon, the Sloppy” is the title of Sunday morning’s sermon, taken from I Kings 11:1-13, given by the Rev. Don Davis.The Way ChurchSEBRING — “The Lord’s Supper” is the title of Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum’s message. Vacation Bible School is July 25-29, from 9 a.m. to noon. The Way Church is at 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive. The church phone is 471-6140. The pastor’s cell is 214-6190. For church information and the pastor’s messages go to www.thewaychurch.org. Continued from page 8B Church News

PAGE 22

C M Y K By CHRIS TOMLINSON Associated PressAUSTIN, Texas — The Freedom from Religion Foundation has filed a federal lawsuit to stop the Texas governor’s day of prayer and fasting. The organization which is made up of atheists and agnostics argues that Gov. Rick Perry is violating the constitutional ban on the government establishing a religion. Perry has invited the Obama administration, the nation’s governors and Texas lawmakers to attend the prayer meeting in Houston on Aug. 6. The event is being sponsored by evangelical Christian groups and is explicitly a Christian event. The foundation said Perry should not have organized the event as governor. The suit was filed Wednesday at the federal courthouse in Houston. Aspokesman for the event, called The Response, said he needed to consult an attorney before commenting. The governor’s office had no immediate comment. Page 10BNews-SunFriday, July 15, 2011www.newssun.com Ridge Area ARC; 1.736"; 3"; Black; 07/01, 07/15, 07/22, 07/29; 0 0 0 0 9 8 8 6 POSHE DAY SALON; 3.639"; 2"; Black; **internet included**; 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 5 STATE FARM; 3.639"; 2"; Black; **internet included**; 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 6 CREATIVE FLOORS; 3.639"; 3"; Black; toma; 0 0 0 1 0 1 8 6 RELIGION Luke 19:10 serves as an excellent summary of salvation/redemption: “for the Son of Man has come to seek and save that which was lost.” The coming of Jesus, the Messiah/Christ is the fulfillment of that plan “before time began.” (II Timothy 1:8-10) This plan left nothing to chance but was “according to the eternal purpose which He accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Ephesians 3:11). Salvation was never determined by where a person was physically or geographically but rather spiritually. Consider one of the many exhortations: “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her. How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing.” (Matthew 23:37) The same could be said of Salt Lake City, Mecca, Boston, or Rome. The salvation of Israel/Jews or any other persons is found only in and through Jesus. This is not a shocking statement or narrow minded view if you believe the gospel of Christ. Certainly you are aware of that declaration by Jesus: “I am the way, the truth, the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 14:6). This same mindset was set forth in the commission to preach the one gospel to the whole world/every creature. (Mark 16:15,16). The fact that geographical location is not relative to salvation is evident from the account recorded in the second chapter of Acts. There were devout Jews from every nation under heaven present on Pentecost in Jerusalem. The Holy Spirit through the apostles proclaimed the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus and the truth therein cut to the heart of those who heard. The believers were told “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” (Acts 2:38). Their physical state, nor fleshly lineage, had anything to do with neither their salvation nor any other person’s salvation. “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:12,13) These precious souls were in Jerusalem but in need of remission of sins through the blood of Christ in obedience to the commands of the Holy Spirit. Some 3,000 realized that need of remission of sins. (Acts 2:41) Why then “for the Jew first and also for the Greek”? (Romans 1:16; 2:9,10) “Therefore the law was our tutor to bring us to Christ, that we might be justified by faith. But after faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor.” (Galatians 3:24,25) “For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying, ‘The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord, make His paths straight.’” (Matthew 3:3,4) The Jews/Israel had ample preparation by the law of God given through Moses and the prophets to be ready to receive the Messiah and in their time, John, the baptizer, the forerunner, the preparer. Yet, note Paul’s sad observation in Acts 13:27: “For those who dwell in Jerusalem, and their ruler, because they did not know Him, nor even the voices of the Prophets which are read every Sabbath, have fulfilled them in condemning Him.” Salvation/redemption for all of mankind equally was preached through Abraham and the promise in Genesis 12:3: “...And in you all families of the earth shall be blessed.” The best commentary of the Bible is the Bible itself: “And the Scripture foreseeing that God would justify the nations by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, ‘In you all the nations shall be blessed’.” (Galatians 3:8) Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift. “Now to Abraham and his Seed were the promises made. He does not say, ‘And to seeds,’as of many, but as of one, ‘And to your Seed’, who is Christ’.” (Galatians 3:16) The Spirit through the mouth of Peter brings forth a fitting conclusion: “In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality. But in every nation whoever fears Him and works righteousness is accepted by Him.” (Acts 10:34,35) Frank Parker is a Sebring resident and can be reached at frankparker27@yahoo.com Salvation of Israel Courtesy photo The Christ of Parables will be live in concert all the way from Conover, N.C., at Dees Place on Saturday, July 23. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. For reservations, call 4712228. Hankins joins Bethel Baptist ChurchLAKE PLACID — Bethel Baptist Church of Lake Placid has elected Dr. John Hankins as the new pastor. Hankins invites everyone to come and visit this old-fashioned, Biblebelieving church with good gospel hymns and with the King James Bible being preached. Bethel Baptist Church is at 124 E. Park St. For more information, call the church at (863) 6339294. Happening soon at Sebring Christian ChurchSEBRING — AYouth Car Wash is set from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Vacation Bible School Panda Mania will be from 6:30-8 p.m. Aug. 712. Call for details or to register over the phone. Sebring Christian Church is at 4514 Hammock Road (the last church on the right on Hammock Road before entering the park). Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. MondayFriday. The phone number is 382-6676.Pandamania visits First United MethodistFROSTPROOF — Aug. 1-5 will find First United Methodist Church in “Pandamania.....“God is wild about you!” This is the theme of this year’sVacation Bible School. The evening sessions will begin at 5:30 p.m., with an opening, followed by a meal, Bible study, crafts, music and games. All sessions will be completed by 8 p.m., (before dark). The program is geared to ages 5 through sixthgraders. Middle and high school students will be assisting adult leaders in the various sessions. To register a child, call (863) 635-7778 (child care) and tell them the names and ages of the children and phone number. Snapshots Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 It was more than 100 years ago that a farmer named Fleming, who lived in Scotland, was walking near a river with Goldie, his golden retriever dog. Suddenly Goldie stopped and listened. Achild’s voice could be heard screaming. Farmer Fleming ran toward the river where he saw a boy about 10 years old being swept downstream. The boy grabbed the limb of an overhanging tree. Fleming told Goldie to “Go get him!” but the boy wouldn’t let go of the limb. Fleming now uncoiled a rope he had been carrying and put the end of it in Goldie’s mouth, telling the dog to take it to the boy. This time, the boy wrapped the rope around his waist and let go of the limb. With Fleming pulling on the rope from the shore and Goldie pushing from behind, they brought the boy to the shore. Then the boy thanked the farmer and hugged the dog before he took off running for home. The next day, a coach pulled by four horses stopped in front of Fleming’s house. The gentleman in the coach wanted to give Fleming a reward for saving his son’s life, but Fleming declined. Then the rich man proposed that he would pay the tuition of Fleming’s son for the same private school his son went to, so he could get a good education. Fleming gladly accepted this offer. Eventually, the farmer’s son went to St. Mary’s Medical School and became the Dr. Fleming who developed penicillin. Many years later, the rich man’s son became very ill with a deadly infection. It was penicillin that saved his life. You may have heard of that rich man’s son. His name is Winston Churchill. Floyd Rider is a Lake Placid resident and long-time Sunday school teacher. Coincidences Christ Parables concert planned Guest Column Floyd Rider Guest Column Frank Parker Associated PressBARKER, N.Y. — A town clerk in a rural upstate New York community has submitted her resignation, citing her religious opposition to gay marriage. Laura Fotusky wrote to the town board in Barker that her religious beliefs prevent her from signing a marriage certificate for a gay couple, as she’d be required to do as a municipal clerk. The letter was published Tuesday on the website of the Christian lobbying group New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms. The 56-year-old Republican has served in the job since 2007. The town has fewer than 3,000 residents and is located 10 miles north of Binghamton. She plans to step down July 21, three days before New York’s law allowing samesex marriage takes effect. “I believe that there is a higher law than the law of the land. It is the law of God in the Bible,” Fotusky wrote. “In Acts 5:29, it states, ‘We ought to obey God rather than men.’” Volney Town Clerk Barbara MacEwen said last month that she opposed gay marriage on religious grounds but would follow the law. Jim Koury, secretary of the New York State Association of City and Village Clerks, said he hadn’t heard from any clerks who would refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses and said he was surprised and dismayed to hear of Fotusky’s decision. Gov.Andrew Cuomo said elected officials must abide by the rules of the state. “The law is the law,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday. “When you enforce the laws of the state, you don’t get to pick and choose.”Ohio bishop bars support for Susan B. Komen breast cancer groupTOLEDO, Ohio — A Roman Catholic bishop told parishes and schools in his diocese to stop raising money for a national breast cancer charity out of concern it might one day decide to fund embryonic stem cell research. Toledo Bishop Leonard Blair’s sent the directive to priests and parishes last week regarding the group Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Cincinnati’s archbishop earlier this year decided that schools and parishes in his archdiocese could not raise funds for Komen for the same reason. Schools in both dioceses have raised money previously for Komen. Scientists believe that research on embryonic stem cells, which are usually taken from discarded embryos at fertility clinics, may lead to cures for diseases. The Catholic Church maintains that destruction of embryos amounts to the killing of human life. Aspokeswoman for the national Komen group says it has never funded stem cell research, though its policies don’t prohibit that. If the group received a request to fund such research, it “would weigh it very carefully, as we do all research proposals,” said Andrea Rader, spokeswoman for the Dallas-based organization. Research proposals are considered for their likelihood to have a positive impact on breast cancer research and treatment, she said. Astatement from the Toledo diocese Tuesday stressed that Blair did not ban individual Catholics from contributing locally to Komen. Upstate NY town clerk resigns, citing religious opposition to gay marriage Groups file lawsuit to stop Perry prayer day

PAGE 23

C M Y K By CHRISTYLEMIRE APMovie CriticIf last year’s “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” marked the beginning of the end with a gripping feeling of doom and gloom, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” wraps things up once and for all on a note of melancholy. Oh, it’s dramatic, to be sure: gorgeous, somber and startling as the young wizard faces his destiny and fights the evil Lord Voldemort. But the end of this staggeringly successful movie franchise, an epic fantasy saga spanning eight films over the past decade, provides a necessary emotional catharsis for Harry and for us. Even those who aren’t ardent Potterphiles — who aren’t waiting in a line around the theater with their homemade wands and handdrawn lightning scars — might find themselves getting unexpectedly choked up a couple of times. That’s always been the real magic of the series, based on J.K. Rowling’s novels: that mixture of the exotic and the everyday, the otherworldly and the utterly relatable. No longer the innocent children they were when they entered Hogwarts, Harry, Ron and Hermione are growing up and moving on, and so must we. That the future of the wizard world hangs in the balance in this final installment is only part of the tale. Still, director David Yates has accomplished the difficult task of bringing it all to a close in satisfying fashion. Having directed the last four of the eight films, Yates has provided a momentum and cohesion to the “Harry Potter” canon, which has gotten progressively darker and more mature. And Steve Kloves, who’s written all but one of the screenplays in the series, has once again risen to the challenge of trying to please purists and casual viewers alike in adapting Rowling’s revered writing. It’s hard to imagine how complicated this must have been, given the density of the mythology, even though the final book was divided into two films. (Although the epilogue, which features some of the main characters decked out in grown-up makeup, does seem a bit cheesy and hasty and it might inspire a few giggles.) At the same time, because it took two films to depict the action in the last installment, this second half doesn’t feel overstuffed or overlong. It moves with great urgency toward the final showdown between Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes, deeply disturbing as usual); danger infuses every moment, and it never overstays its welcome. Much of that has to do with the look of the film, both in its attention to inventive detail and to the sweeping, elaborate set pieces. The cinematography from Eduardo Serra, who also shot “Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” is once again richly ominous and beautifully bleak. Here, Hogwarts isn’t a warm, bustling place full of possibilities but rather a fearsome fortress swarming with Death Eaters, where Professor Severus Snape (the deliciously icy Alan Rickman) rules as if leading his own fascist regime. Yes, “Deathly Hallows: Part 2” is in 3-D — it’s the only installment in the series to be presented that way — and as usual, that was unnecessary. The technical elements all looked flawless and immersive in the previous film. (Warner Bros. wisely chose not to rush the conversion from 2-D on “Deathly Hallows: Part 1,” and instead took more time for the process here.) But the addition of a third dimension does allow some details to pop, and it’s never a distraction. Although the “Potter” films have always been about the escape of the spectacle, the kids and their struggle to navigate both good and evil provides some much-needed rooting in reality. Radcliffe has never been better, and brief flashbacks to the earliest images of him in the role only serve as a reminder of how far he’s come. The character has long since been cemented into his identity, but more is required of him physically and emotionally than ever before, and he’s more than up for it all. “Deathly Hallows: Part 2” drops us into a menacing version of this world we’ve come to know, immediately and without explanation; it’s a bit disorienting at first, even if you’ve seen all that’s come before it. Then again, if you’re bothering to check out the finale, in theory you should know what’s going on. Harry, Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson) are still hunting Horcruxes — scattered containers that hold pieces of Voldemort’s soul, which are crucial to Harry’s survival — in order to destroy them. One of them is being stored in Bellatrix Lestrange’s bank vault, which allows Helena Bonham Carter to have a bit of fun with her wicked character. Hogwarts is no longer a place of refuge as Voldemort draws ever closer; his attack on the stately school is thrilling, but it also provides moments of heroism for some characters you might not expect. Still, this is the place where all the narrative and emotional threads must converge and tie up at last. While “Deathly Hallows: Part 2” offers long-promised answers, it also dares to pose some eternal questions, and it’ll stay with you after the final chapter has closed. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, July 15, 2011Page 11B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 7/15/11; 0 0 0 1 0 1 8 8 DearAbby: My 13-year-old daughter, “Alisa,” has earned a scholarship to participate in a month-long summer language program in Turkey. As soon as my sister “June” found out I was allowing Alisa to attend, she called me a moron. She has been giving me the silent treatment for almost a month. June is terrified my daughter will be a victim of terrorists, a plane crash, kidnapping or worse. Alisa has consistently proven she is trustworthy and responsible. After some research I determined the country and the program are safe. Alisa will be traveling with a small group of students and three adult chaperones who are native to the host country. Our mother was afraid of everything, and I don’t want to pass that kind of irrational fear on to Alisa after she worked so hard to earn a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that could shape the course of her life. Am I really a poor parent for allowing my child to travel halfway around the world? I feel I made the right decision. – Stunned Sister in Little Rock DearStunned Sister: A poor parent? Not at all. You would be one if you caved in to your sister’s emotional blackmail. Taking this trip is a privilege your daughter worked hard for, and seeing firsthand that there is a world filled with interesting, good people will open her mind to opportunities and possibilities that few people her age are able to experience. DearAbby: My wife uses her hands to push her food around her dinner plate and onto her fork or spoon. I see her do this at almost every meal, and usually say nothing. But every once in a while I feel compelled to ask her to stop using her hands to eat. When I do she says I’m “rude” to even take notice of how she eats and mention it. Am I rude? I was brought up in a blue-collar home, and whenever I touched my food with my hands, or put my elbows on the table, I got a slap from one of my older brothers or sister. – Minded My Manners in New Jersey DearMinded YourManners: It appears your wife was raised in a household where good table manners weren’t as important to her family as they were to yours. According to Emily Post: “If a piece of food keeps eluding your fork, don’t push it onto the tines with your finger. Instead, use a piece of bread or your knife as a pusher.” Share this with your wife and the situation may improve. DearAbby: How do your readers feel about the words “soul mate”? I never imagined those words would cross my mind until recently – and I’m not talking about my spouse. Is it possible to feel someone is your soul mate without knowing the feelings are reciprocated? There are many roadblocks in the way of a relationship with my soul mate – but I know I’d have to wait another lifetime for the kind of relationship I feel could exist with this other person. Comments, Abby? – Pondering in the Pacific Northwes t DearPondering: Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary, 11th Edition, defines “soul mate” n. (1822) as “a person who strongly resembles another in attitudes or beliefs.” The American Heritage Dictionary, Fourth Edition, defines soul mate as “one of two persons compatible with each other in disposition, point of view or sensitivity.” While you are pondering, please ponder this: When you married your spouse, I’m hoping you felt you had much in common and thought you could build a successful future together. I f you have lost that connection, try to rebuild it before sacrificing your marriage because the grass looks greener somewhere else. And if the object of your preoccupation is not aware of your feelings, please don’t destroy your marriage over what may be a oneway crush. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com. Aunts trepidation shouldnt ruin teens trip of a lifetime DIVERSIONS Dear Abby Final Harry Potter film is sad and satisfying Jaap Buitendijk/Courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures/MCT Daniel Radcliffe, from left, as Harry Potter, Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley and Emma Watson as Hermione Granger in Warner Bros. Pictures' fantasy adventure "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Movie Review Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 Rating: PG-13 (some sequence of intense action violence and frightening images) Running time: 130 minutes Review: (of 4) Associated PressWhile some of his fellow actors were busy writing memoirs, Gene Hackman was working on his first solo novel. We know from movies like “Unforgiven” and “Bite the Bullet” that the Oscar winner can ride a horse, but how well can he wrangle Western fiction? Just fine, it turns out. “Payback at Morning Peak” is a satisfying revenge tale that takes place in New Mexico, a place Hackman called home long before he retired from the screen in 2004. He sets his story at a time when the American Southwest was still a lively and, at times, lawless frontier. Just shy of 18, Jubal Young is a good boy schooled in literature by an educated mother and brought up on the land by an honest, hardworking father. When a dispute over their farm in the shadow of Morning Peak turns violent and Jubal loses all he loves, he tries to put aside a yearning for immediate retribution and to seek justice instead. Justice isn’t easy to come by. Bad men set their own rules, and most lawmen don’t pay much attention to a teenager. That puts Jubal in the middle, leaving him the difficult task of pursuing a pack of killers without landing himself in jail or taking a bullet. His internal challenge isn’t to give in to vengeance and cruelty, lest his parents’ true legacy die with them. Hackman has co-authored three historical novels since 1999. Writing on his own with “Payback at Morning Peak,” he takes aim at a clear target: telling a good story. He hits it, too, engaging the reader with interesting characters and a galloping plot with few stumbles. There is more than a bit of familiarity in the goings-on — the love interest is too predictable — and Jubal’s politeness can take the vigor out of a scene. In a sense, Hackman’s “Morning Peak” lies in Louis L’Amour country, a place where the conventions of the Western novel are as welcome as a man of honor and a pretty young lady. Riding a trail of his own making, Hackman takes hold of the reins with confidence. Actor Gene Hackmans first solo Western novel is a good yarn Book Review

PAGE 24

C M Y K LIVING 12B PA GE News-Sun Friday, July 15, 2011 D ear Student, C ongratulations on being accepted to Hogwarts! As you may know and will no doubt soon learn firsthand Hogwarts is the worlds most prestigious school of w itchcraft and wizardry (though perhaps the students at Beauxbatons Academy and Durmstrang Institute would disagree). We have a storied past, and famous wizards both astoundingly good and frighteningly sinister h ave learned all they know about the magical way of life from our highly regarded professors. Now it is your turn to matriculate at Hogwarts to create the Draught of Living Death, turn a match into a needle and struggle with Defense Against the Dark Arts. At Hogwarts, our mission is to shape you into the worlds most skilled witches and wizards, and to provide you with the finest education your Galleons can buy. That said, your wizarding education will be only as good as you make it. Spending all your time learni ng revenge curses? Sneaking off to Hogsmeade for a pint of butterbeer? Polishing your broomstick when y ou should be studying? Those are the kinds of distractions that could result in a disgraceful expulsion from our acclaimed academy. Only the finest stud ents will become successful witches or wizards. To measure your commitment to the world of magic, we ask that you r eview a few documents to prepare for your education. First, please take our brief entrance exam to measure your knowledge of the magical realm. Then learn the basics of your new school with our Ato Z dictionary. Finally, I suggest that you pick up a copy of Hogwarts: A H istory before you arrive at school. Please review the enclosed list for other suggested readings and resources. P lease dont hesitate to send an owl if you have questions a member of the faculty will respond s oonest. We look forward to educating you in the fall! Yours in wizardry,(Order of Merlin, First Class, Grand Sorc., Chf. Warlock, Supreme Mugwump, International Confed. Of Wizards)P.S. Just a reminder that first-years are not allowed to bring their own broomsticks. Weve had problems with t his rule in the past. Lets all work together to make sure its not an issue this year. The Magical Worlds of Harry Potter by David Colbert (Lumina Press, $14.95) The Sorcerers Companion: A Guide to the Magical World of Harry P otter by Allan Zola Kronzek and Elizabeth Kronzek (Broadway Books, $15)Quidditch Through the Ages, by J.K. Rowling and KennilworthyWhisp (Scholastic, $3.99Fantastic Beasts and Where to F ind Them by J.K. Rowling and Newt Scamander (Scholastic, $3.99 The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook, by Dinah Bucholz (Adams Media, $19.95Harry, AHistory by Melissa A nelli (Pocket Books, $16harrypotter.warnerbros.com The official site for the films.www.scholastic.com/harry potter Test your skills with wizarding challenges from each book and use the pronunciation guide to speak like a true wizard.dearmrpotter.org This blog-based charity allows Potter fans from all over the world to share their stories of how the magical series changed their lives forever.pottermore.com J.K. Rowling is bringing her devoted fans into the digital age with this new Potter website, which will launch in October and feature new reading material, illustrations and interactive moments where users can experience scenes in the books. For this exam, you must use a No. 2 quill. One piece of scratch p archment is permitted for calculations.1. Which of these is NOT used to make Ollivanders wands? A.Unicorn hairsB.P hoenix tail feathersC .H eartstrings of dragonsD .Eyelash of a pegasus2 Whats the record for the longest Quidditch game, according to Oliver Wood? A.E ight hours, 25 minutesB .Five daysC .Three monthsD.Two years, seven months, 23 days, three hours and 14 minutes3. Harry and his friends buy their schoolbooks at a book-s tore in Diagon Alley. Whats the name of the shop? A.Grimm and RufflesB.Flourish and BlottsC.Ashworth and NorbertsD.Nutmeg and Brandish4. If you have eight Galleons, how many Knuts do you have? A.1,895,352B.2C.3,944D.645. What is the name of Hogwarts caretaker A rgus Filchs cat? A.Mrs. BrownB.Miss AlbertC.Mrs. CrockerD .Mrs. Norris 6. How many staircases are t here at Hogwarts? A.13B.248C.7D .1427 What kind of cauldron are first-year students required to bring to Hogwarts? A.Silver, standard size 5B.Pewter, standard size 2C .Iron, standard size 1D.Gold, standard size 23 8. In 1945, Hogwarts headm aster Albus Dumbledore defeated which dark wizard? A.GrindelwaldB.SmythendorC.WaldengrinD.Wumblemore9. Gladrags Wizardwear has stores in which three cities? A.New York, Paris, LondonB.Rome, London, HogsmeadeC.London, Hogsmeade, MilanD.London, Paris, Hogsmeade10. Professor Flitwick teaches his first-year Charms students a spell to make objects fly. What is it? A.Wingardium Leviosa!B.Imperio!C.Levitatius Wingandrium!D.Avada Kedavra!Extra credit: Name all seven Weasley children. Written by Becky Sher MCT is for Albus Dumbledore:The headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry is a legend in the wizarding world. Among his accomplishm ents, he discovered the 12 uses of dragons blood.is for Bertie Botts Every Flavor Beans:J elly b eans that come in every flavor toast, sprouts, coconut, baked bean, strawberry, peppermint, curry, grass, coffee, pepper, sardine, even earwax.is for Crookshanks:Hermione Grangers very l arge and very cranky cat.is for Deathly Hallows: T he Elder Wand, the Resurrection Stone and the Cloak of Invisibility make up the Deathly Hallows. Whoever possesses all three objects becomes the Master of Death.is for Engorgio:Asimple curse that makes an o bject grow larger.i s for Fluffy:The three-headed dog that guards a special treasure buried under the floor of Hogwarts.is for Gringotts:The bank for wizards that is run by goblins in underground tunnels beneath London.is for Hagrid:Harry Potters first magical friend. Rubeus Hagrid is Keeper of Keys and Grounds at Hogwarts.is for Invisibility C loak: Agarment that allows the user to go anywhere without being seen. Harry inherits an invisibility cloak that was once his fathers. are for J.K. Rowling:Creator of the Harry Potter series. i s for Lightning Bolt:The shape of the scar on Harrys forehead. The mark was made after ane ncounter with Voldemort, a wizard of the Dark Arts. (See Vis for Muggles: T he wizard term for nonmagical h umans. Some Hogwarts students like Hermione come from Muggle families. Others like Ron are totally unfamiliar with the Muggle way of life.is for Nearly Headless Nick:A n unfortunate ghost who roams the tower of Harrys student house, G ryffindor. Nick was nearly beheaded but not quite.is for Owls:The primary messengers in the w izarding world. Give your owl a letter or drop something in the pouch tied to its leg, and it will find its destination. is for Peeves the Poltergeist: Aparticularly mischievous ghost who haunts the halls of Hogwarts.is for Quidditch:The most popular sport in the wizarding world. Players ride broomsticks, while the team tries to capture the Golden Snitch. i s for Remembrall: Aglass ball the size of a marble that tells you if theres something youve forgotten to do. Hold it tight if it turns red, youve forgotten something.is for Scabbers: Ron Weasleys pet rat. In Rons third year at Hogwarts, he discovers that Scabbers has a frightening secret.is for the Triwizard Tournament: Afriendly competition between the three largest European schools of wizardry. The students test their skills with three magical tasks.is for Unicorn: Amagical creature whose silvery blood will keep a human alive, even if he or she is close to death. is for Voldemort: Harrys archenemy. Voldemort killed Harrys parents, but was unable to harm Harry. is for Whomping Willow: An ancient tree on Hogwartsgrounds that flails its branches to attack anyone who comes near it.is for eXpecto Patronoum: Acurse that wards off Dementors, the evil guards at the Azkaban prison.is for You-Know-Who: Voldemort is so feared by other wizards that they cant bring themselves to say his name,calling him only You-Know-Who. is for Zonkos, the joke shop in Hogsmeade: With a guardians permission, third-year students are permitted to spend weekends in the nearby wizarding village of Hogsmeade, where Zonkos is a favorite stop. HagridA B C D E F G H I K LMN O P Q R S T U VWX Y I LLUSTRATIONS BY MARYGRANDPRANSWERS: 1-D; 2-C; 3-B; 4-C (THERE ARE 17 SICKLES TOAGALLEON AND 29 KNUTS TOASICKLE); 5-D; 6-D; 7-B; 8-A; 9-D; 10-A. EXTRACREDIT: BILL, CHARLIE, FRED, GEORGE, GINNY, PERCY, RON.Z JDeathly Hallows Part 2 review, page 11B