The news-sun
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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: 07-22-2011
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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three times a week
Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sebring (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Lake Placid (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Avon Park (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Highlands County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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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 )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each day's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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C M Y K NEWS-SUN Highlands County’s Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, July 22-23, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 86 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 94 77Complete Forecast PAGE 10A An afternoon T-storm in some spots Forecast Question: Should Phase III of the Sebring Parkway be completed? Next question: Should the county cut its funding of agencies like the Boys & Girls Club? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Inside Obituaries Bruce A. Szewc Age 53, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 51.1% No 48.9% Total votes: 88 Classifieds7A Community Briefs2A Community Calendar8B Dear Abby9B Editorial & Opinion3A Healthy Living5B Local Golf News3B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Reviews/Times9B Religion6B Sports On TV2B Index WAUCHULA STATE BANK; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 1 0 3 8 7 Sebring strongSebring teams roll into Dixie state title games SPORTS, 1BFirst AvengerCaptain America a solid superhero tale REVIEW, 9BFinal stopAtlantis lands to end 30-year shuttle program PAGE4A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING – Tuesday night’s city council meeting was followed up by the second City of Sebring budget workshop. This meeting served as a second reading of the proposed budget and allowed for requests of changes to be made to the budget. The most significant request was made by Sebring City Council president Scott Stanley, who stated that he would like to propose the reduction of the millage rate from 5.3665 percent to 5.25 percent. “I’d like to make a request that the millage rate be lowered to 5.25 percent,” Stanley said during the last few minutes of the workshop. After a few moments of discussion, the council members, along with City Administrator Scott Noethlich, calculated that the difference of the two percentages would leave close to $70,000 for which the city could not fund. The request was then made to allow the utility department to pay the difference. Council member John Griffin questioned Stanley’s requests, asking why Stanley wished to lower the millage for the city. “Because I think we should give taxpayers a break,” Stanley said. “But we’ve already done that,” Griffin said. “Not enough,” Stanley quickly responded. The request of the lower millage rate passed with a 41 vote with Griffin voting no. The 5.25 percent millage rate will be on the upcoming revised budget agenda that will appear during a special council meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The council members will then vote to establish the proposed millage rate. Sebring looks at lowering millage Stanley says he wants to give taxpayers a break By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING – City Council members discussed the proposal of the return of the city employee stimulus bonus on Tuesday. The request first came to the table at the previous City of Sebring budget workshop and councilman John Griffin led the discussion Tuesday. The last time Sebring employees received a stimulus bonus was more than three years ago, according to Penny Robinson, Sebring budget account executive. The stimulus was approved following a unanimous decision by the council members. The approval of the proposal will benefit more than 150 full-time and 33 parttime city employees, including members of the fire and police departments, solid waste, and golf course workers. The 152 full-time employees will each receive a one-time payment of $1,000. The part-time employees will receive a stimulus of either $500 or $250. “We have a lot of hardworking people here and they deserve this,” Griffin said. The council approved the request at the close of the workshop Tuesday night. The city council members, with the OK by City Administrator Scott Noethlich, voted to disperse the stimulus bonuses in November, sometime before Thanksgiving. Sebring employees to get stimulus bonus Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING — County commissioners decided on Thursday to cut funding to the Highlands County Boys & Girls Club, Nu-Hope and the chambers of commerce in an effort to get closer to a budget that comes in under the revenues projected. Getting deep into the numbers during the workshop, the commissioners questioned every amount spent on support of agencies not directly related to what they considered the county’s focus services. “Is this a core service?” asked Board Chairwoman Barbara Stewart about the Boys & Girls Club. “If you strip down to core services, this does not apply,” said Commissioner Don Elwell. “Organizations such as this have the ability to fundraise, and they are fundraising. How do we say that we are funding the Boys & Girls Club when we don’t fund other organizations with equal merit?” asked Stewart. The board made it clear that th ey were getting out of the business o f supporting the organization, cutting the requested amount 20 percent — which is a $4,500 reduction —this year and projecting future cuts tha t would eliminate all support over the next five years. Commissioners also decided to cu t Nu-Hope Elder Care Services 10 perCounty cuts funding to support agencies Boys & Girls Club, Nu-Hope and chambers of commerce getting less See COUNTY, page 5A PAGE2A No vacancy By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING —On a sunny Thursday morning, already hot at 10 a.m., the News-Sun visited the Humane Society of Highlands County to see how things were faring. Trees shade the main campus, which is dotted with kennels, every one occupied. The grounds are neatly trimmed, dogs run in the play areas, and a small crew of people methodically hose off floors. It is, of course, noisy, what with each dog barking its welcome to a passing visitor. Even so, it is a peaceHumane Societys kennels are full News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Meet Tramp, a terrier mix who had minor surgery Tuesday. Every adopted animal has been vetted, innoculated, spayed or neutered and implanted with a microchip. News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY The Humane Societys shelter is full and the no vacancy sign out. The good news is that means there is a wonderful assortment of awesome dogs and cats looking for homes. See HUMANE, page 6A


C M Y K Cheerleaders raising trip fundsSEBRING – Several cheerleaders from the Sebring High School Senior Varsity co-ed squad are trying to raise money to attend the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade in New York. One of the ways they are attempting to raise funds is through a garage sale Friday and Saturday. The Friday sale will go all day; the Saturday sale will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will take place at Max Long Field, 100 YMCALane. There will also be barbecue dinners sold with drinks. This is not a school-sponsored event.Istokpoga Marsh committee meeting LAKE PLACID – There will be an Istokpoga Marsh Watershed Improvement District Advisory Committee meeting at 10 a.m. today at the Lake Placid Town Hall, Town Council Chambers, 311W. Interlake Blvd. The public is invited to attend.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will host music by Lora Patten from 5-8 p.m. today. Karaoke by Peg and Perry will be from 5-8 p.m. Saturday with NASCAR on the screen at 7:30 p.m. Any questions, call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will have a Texas Hold-em game at 2 p.m. today. Music with BobKat from 6-9 p.m. Bingo-bango is set for 2 p.m. Saturday. Music with Written In Red from 6-9 p.m. Call 4650131. The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 will have Tom providing music during dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. Bingo is set for 2 p.m. Saturday with horse races at 5:30 p.m.Call 699-5444. The American Legion Placid Post 25 will see Gary and Shirley perform today. Call for time, 465-0975.Democratic Women meet SaturdaySEBRING – The Democratic Women’s Club of Highlands County will hold its monthly meeting Saturday at the Democratic Headquarters, 4216 Sebring Parkway (next to Ruby Tuesdays). At 8:45 a.m., a continental breakfast and birthday party for President Obama will be held. After the celebration, Dr. John Alleyne from the USF/IFAS Ag-Extension, will be providing a presentation on biofuels in Highlands County. Like-minded guests are welcome. Call 214-4680. 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 Wednesday, July 20: Mark Alan Ashby, 55, of Sebring, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; possession of drug equipment and/or use; and possession of controlled substance without prescription. Eric Michael Collins, 29, of Okeechobee, was charged with violation of Game Fish Rules. Amy Beth Ditota, 38, of Port Charlotte, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use. Jonathan Robert Drake, 48, of 223 Boren Avenue, Lake Placid, was registered as a sex offender. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK – The fifth annual Avon Park Pioneer Reunion Picnic, sponsored by the Historical Society of Avon Park and open to the public, will be held at noon Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Community Center across from the Depot Museum. The event is a mixture of a high school reunion and a celebration of the Pioneers of the Year. As described by picnic chairperson Jean Jordan, “It’s a chance for people to visit with each other as they used to do in downtown Avon Park in the 1940s and 1950s. So bring your old photographs and share your love for our city and the way it was back then and today.” Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish to share. Iced tea, coffee, tableware, plates and napkins will be furnished. Admission is free but tables for eight can be reserved for $20 by families, class reunions or other groups. Call Jordan at 453-6957 to make a reservation. Highlight of the event will be the honoring of the 2011 Avon Park Pioneers of the Year. Names of this year’s male and female pioneers will be announced shortly. Following the program, the Depot Museum will be open. For more information, call Jordan or co-chairperson Nancy Weber at 4533582. Special to the News-Sun LORIDA– Getting out to Lake Istokpoga has become a whole lot easier for some of the residents from Mallard Mobile Home Park and Palms Estates. Those that reside along the recently dredged canals can now navigate their boats into the lake. Folks have been waiting a long time and now they are delighted with the work that has been completed. When the contractors first arrived at the site, residents actually came out and started clapping they were so happy. The Istokpoga Canals Maintenance Dredging Project is a Highlands County project and it includes 19 canals to be dredged. The process should improve navigational access and attempt to remove phosphorus laden sediment from these areas. Thanks to a partnership between the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners, the South Florida Water Management District, and the Department of Environmental Protection the project is now helping many residents access to Lake Istokpoga. Mark Colarusso and Paul Lawry of Adventure Environmental are the contractors doing the work and they continue to bring joy to other residents. The folks that live on the canal south of the Lake Drive boat ramp (122) in Sunset Shores are smiling now. The crews are currently dredging in that area and, if all goes according to plan, will be moving to Star Canal (119) in Sunset Shores next week. The dredging process includes two track hoes – one very large machine located on land and one smaller machine located on a barge at the other side of the canal. The smaller track hoe digs the muck off the bottom of the canal and scoops it into a huge container, which is then transported to the larger machine, which scoops it out and dumps it on land to dry out. The process begins at the lake and moves through the canals. For questions and more information about the project, contact Clell Ford or Erin McCarta at 402-6545 or email Ford at cford@hcbcc.org and McCarta at emccarta@hcbcc.org. Aselection of canals in the following areas are slated for dredging: Mallards Mobile Home Park Palms Estates Sunset Shores Istokpoga Shores Trails End area Mossy Cove Fish Camp Istokpoga Marina Highlands Park Estates area Henderson's Point Elliott Road area. Page 2ANews-SunFriday, July 22, 2011www.newssun.com Pub Block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 0 8 0 3 4 SATELLITE PROLINK, INC.*******; 3.639"; 5"; Black; #110320; 0 0 0 1 0 2 5 8 July 20 5812183136x:4Next jackpot $28 millionJuly 16 61215304144x:2 July 13 252838424448x:5 July 20 2227313236 July 19 2224262934 July 18 4591334 July 17 314153234 July 20 (n) 4330 July 20 (d) 4573 July 19 (n) 7452 July 19 (d) 2780 July 20(n) 762 July 20 (d) 799 July 19 (n) 060 July 19(d) 265 July 19 817354114 July 15 1226404315 July 12 2031363812 July 8 78212817 July 20 14384042 PB: 17 PP: 4Next jackpot $92 millionJuly 16 2428485054 PB: 25 PP: 3 July 13 818193254 PB: 8 PP: 4 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d) is the daytime drawing, (n) is the nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball PP: Power Play Lottery Center Beloved husband and father, Sgt. Christopher Bell was killed in Afghanistan on June 4, 2011. Image courtesy of Samantha Bell. Istokpoga canals dredging project still under way Courtesy illustration When I started a difficult phone conversation with the widow of Sgt. Christopher Bell, the voice of the couple’s 1-year-old daughter, Lana, filled the background. While the child is too young to understand that her daddy was killed last month in Afghanistan, she senses that a bond has been broken. “She can tell something’s going on,” Samantha Bell told The Unknown Soldiers. When Sgt. Bell deployed overseas, his wife was left behind in Alaska, where the soldier was based, to care for their little girl. With most of their relatives residing far away in Alabama and Mississippi, Samantha needed her husband. But from the beginning, she knew his country needed him, too. “It was hard,” she said. “We tried to stay hooked in as much as we could.” While being separated by thousands of miles is incredibly difficult for any couple, nothing was more important to Samantha — or Christopher — than making sure the father could still hear his little girl’s voice. “I would keep Lana up real late at night so he could talk to her,” Samantha told The Unknown Soldiers. “He didn’t get to really talk to her as much as I would like, but when he did, it was something.” With a penchant for service, Christopher talked about joining the military or the police since the day he and Samantha met while working on a school project. When considering his options a few years later, joining the Army as a military police officer seemed like the perfect fit. “He wanted to make a difference and make a change,” Samantha, 25, said. “He was all about making a good life for himself and his family.” Bell threw himself into his job, exhaustively studying protocol and reciting Army manuals. Despite being a relatively young soldier at age 21, he quickly became the 793rd Military Police Battalion’s “go-to guy” when it came to doing things by the book. “He knew his job, and he did it well, and tried to be the best,” the soldier’s wife said. “If someone was in the wrong when it came to any kind of military violation, he would set him or her straight.” Bell’s combat deployment to the treacherous mountains of northeast Afghanistan was going relatively well until an improvised explosive device detonated in front of his vehicle on April 4. The attack injured several soldiers and shook up his entire unit. While he was “never the same” after the attack, Voices carry AP Pioneer Reunion Picnic set for Aug. 20 See ARMY, page 6A POLICEBLOTTER COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 5A


C M Y K In a time where political figures often manipulate appearances, the city council and chamber of commerce rolled up their sleeves along with the moms and dads to lay sod, clean bathrooms, sell items and serve food. All without expectations of press or of even a pat on the back, these leaders climbed down from the dais to put sweat equity into making the community better. Councilman Parke Sutherland helped with the preparation of the grounds and even complained of blisters. Mayor Sharon Schuler sold Dixie hats and T-shirts and endured 100-degree weather to help in the fund raising efforts for the league. Councilman Terry Heston worked on field maintenance, sweating under his straw hat in the direct sunlight. Councilman Paul Miller helped wherever he was needed, showing a true desire to serve the community. Members of the chamber of commerce also showed their support by working concessions and cleanup, putting an investment into something that is more than just their own business endeavors. It is refreshing to see a real servant’s heart from their leadership for it shows that they have the good of the community they serve in the forefront of their thoughts. It was the work of all of the volunteers that helped restore the lost title of the City of Champions to Avon Park, not because the city’s teams finished first, but just by hosting an event where champions participated in competition. The hard work, late nights and early mornings put forth by all who organized and worked helped the city to capture some of the past glory from the days of the Gas House Gang and the days of baseball legends like Babe Ruth. Newspapers and Internet broadcasts spread the name of Avon Park into households all over the state because of the competition – something that cannot help but give weight to the other title held by Avon Park: The City of Charm. Sometimes, we all forget why these public servants volunteer their time to make our community and government work; sometimes they forget too. Distracted by the budgets and the economy, agendas and finances, the politics of it all, it is easy to lose site of what is really important in our lives. Many give voice to the service above self mantra, but the folks who worked out there this week really put that service into action, which is more powerful than just the words alone. It is times like this tournament that reminds everyone why public service is so important, especially when it is freely given. This kind of volunteerism provides a better community, a better place to live, to work and a safe environment in which to play. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, July 22, 2011Page 3ATODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION Dixie tournament volunteers make Avon Park a better place Apair of Dixie Youth Baseball state tournaments were held this week in Avon Park, and it was good to see most of the city’s leadership out there volunteering their time to assist the efforts. While many people sincerely believe that individuals are born with samesex attraction (SSA), can’t change, and should, therefore, embrace their ‘gay’ identity, there is no replicated scientific evidence to support this belief. There is, however, a massive campaign of disinformation. For the last 15 years I have carefully followed this issue and written a book and numerous articles on the subject. I have found and read every study cited as proof of some kind of genetic or prenatal influence and not one of them offered replicated scientific evidence. On the other hand, the evidence against a genetic cause has continued to pile up. If SSAwere genetic then identical twins would virtually always have the same pattern of sexual attraction; however, a study based on the Australian twins registry found that in only 11 percent of the instances in which one male twin had SSAso did this other. This makes a genetic cause impossible. In addition, there are numerous reports of change of sexual orientation, both spontaneous and through therapy. This does not mean that SSAis a choice. Nor is there a single explanation for all SSA. Each person with SSA has his or her own unique personal history. For example, a number of therapists are convinced that some babies are born more vulnerable to the anxiety. This vulnerability combined with early negative experiences can affect the babies’ ability to identify with their same-sex parent or peers. The child grows up trying to find the love and acceptance missed as a baby and this need becomes interpreted as sexual desire. Because these negative experiences occur during the first two years of life – before memory – persons with SSAmay honestly say they always felt different and believe they were born that way. Although persons with SSAhave free will and can choose not to act on their feelings. The inner forces driving them to engage in sexual behavior with persons of the same sex are very strong and their struggle and suffering should not be underestimated. Therapists who work with people who want to be free of SSAhave made real progress in understanding the early childhood traumas and deficits that put a person on the path to SSA. Those interested in this should read “Shame and Attachment Loss: The Practical Work of Reparative Therapy” by Joseph J. Nicolosi and “The Heart of Female Same-Sex Attraction: A Comprehensive Counselin g Resource” by Janelle M. Hallman. There is growing understanding of the part failure to attach plays in many psychological disorders. According to attachment theory, in order to achieve psychological wholeness a person needs to successfully negotiate several stages in early childhood: attachment to the mother, separation from the mother, identification with the same-sex parent or peers. Failure to negotiate the first stage, makes it more difficult to negotiate the second, and third. While a history of failu re to securely attach, separate, and identify probably accounts for many instances of SSA, there are other less common reasons. When the individual histories of persons with SSA are probed, the reasons for their patterns of thought can usually be discerned. Unfortunately, rather than helping persons with SSA find the cause of their feelings, the gay activists deceive those experiencing SSAinto believing that they were born that way and can’t change, so they might as well “Come out. Join the gay community. Be proud.” When they do so, they will join a comm unity where psychological disorders, suicidal ideation, substance abuse problems, relationship instability, domestic violence, STDS, HIV, cancer and other health problems are far more common. Those pushing the gay agenda appeal to the publ ic compassion. They know that people will be more sympathetic to the gay agenda if they believe gays can’t change; therefore, they have systematically deceived the public into believing in the myth of a genetic cause. True compassion requires that we speak the truth with love. Dale OLeary of Avon Park is a writer and lecturer and author of The Gender Agenda: Redefining Equality and One Man, One Woman.Ž Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, and not necessarily those of the News-Sun. Understanding same-sex attraction Guest Column Dale OLeary No one elected Grover NorquistEditor: Congressmen of the Tea Party persuasion have advised the press that they cannot vote for any tax increase because they have signed a pledge to Grover Norquist not to do so. Norquist’s announced objective is to destroy the government, to drown it in a bathtub. Not a mere metaphor, this man is intent on so weakening the United States government that it cannot perform its constitutional duties on behalf of its citizens. This constitutes a clear threat to the safety and security of this country, and is not merely a more enthusiastic brand of conservatism. Why then, one asks, are congressmen who are sworn to uphold the constitution making pledges of any sort to a man like Norquist ? Their clear obligation is to support and defend the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic and since the announced objective of this anti-tax crackpot is in direct opposition to that obligation it is obvious that such pledges are both contrary to their oath of office and in effect a default of their responsibility to the nation. They should seriously re-examine their priorities and loyalties and not be seduced by hollow slogans. Randy Ludacer Lake Placid Lost loved one is anyones worst nightmareEditor: Shame on the people complaining that the Sheriff’s Office had no right to wake them at 10:26 p.m. looking for an older man lost in Lake Placid. “Anyone’s worse nightmare” was what the relatives of this man were living 10:26 p.m. And I am certain they were up long after midnight worrying. Perhaps praying for this man to be found would have been a better use of time than fretting about being awaken and calling the HCSO to complain. If your loved one were missing you would want that call to go out too. If the person missing needs medication to live, then time is of the essence. HCSO did not put that call out to annoy or scare you. They did not put that call out for you to go out with a flashlight looking for him. They put that call out to save a life. Sometime earlier you might have seen this man and not have known he was missing. He may have been in your neighborhood lost, frightened and trying to find his way. You way have seen his car abandon in your neighborhood. You might have seen him wandering and ignored him. You may have seen him just sitting in his car and not known his loved ones were scared to death and trying to find him. HCSO gave the color of his car and clothing to maybe awaken a recollection of an earlier encounter with him. They were looking for help finding this man. There was a human life at risk. I agree that being awaken in the night is startling, but shame on anyone thinking the “police behaved badly”. They were doing their job. I hope you never have a loved one lost. Just imagine your mother, father, spouse, child or grandchild missing. Believe me, you will want the Sheriff’s Office to “behave badly” for you too. Linda Scholl Sebring Be doers, not just hearersEditor: Now that the Republican budget has passed, the president is declaring this deduction is coming from senior citizens’Social Security, which is absolutely not true. Millions were giving to companies who owed millions to the I.R.S. This stimulus was to create millions of jobs, instead millions were lost. Employment continues to decline. When we watch all the natural disasters, it reminds us that there is a higher power who will, in the end, take care of all these things in time, but the question is, what should we be doing in the meantime? I think most of us have to confess we have allowed and are still allowing many things to happen that is not in keeping with God’s will. We are responsible by not being aware of what is happening and seeking divine guidance and acting accordingly. Let no one think that because we do nothing that our hands are clean. One of my former ministers in his sermons spoke about sins of omission as well as commission. We can be just as guilty by what we haven’t done as what we have done. Case in point: I recently read the terrible damage done by Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana could have been prevented if the environmentalists had not stopped the work of the engineers while building the necessary structure for water control. What they were allowed to build did not do the job. There are many other destructive incidents occurring. Farms are being lost; people are paying taxes on property they are not allowed to use, which is being declared wet lands. Animals are being considered more important than people and are being protected accordingly. Our Lord created all things and put man in charge, not to destroy but to protect for those who come after us. Oh how we need to study His precious Word. As a friend once said, “Read it and heed it.” May God give us a desire to study His precious Word and seek His will in all things. May we be doers of the Word and not hearers only. Willie Clyde (Toole) Cloud Sebring EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages 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. We believe your viewpoints are just as important as any community leader or government official, so consider this a personal invitation to get your two cents in. The News-Sunhas a long history of encouraging public discussion through letters, guest columns, and Reader's Response questionnaires. Providing this forum for our readers is a pleasure, not an obligation.


C M Y K Page 4ANews-SunFriday, July 22, 2011www.newssun.com COMCAST-NNN; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 7/22/11 p/u 7/15; 0 0 0 1 0 3 8 4 Special to the News-SunHighlands County has been chosen to receive $46,563 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county. The local board is charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country. Alocal board, made up of local government officials, clergy, emergency service providers, homeless representatives, and the United Way will determine how the funds awarded to Highlands County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area. The local board is responsible for recommending agencies to receive these funds and any additional funds available under this phase of the program. Under the terms of the grant from the national board, local agencies chosen to receive funds must be private voluntary non-profits or units of government, be eligible to receive federal funds, have an accounting system, practice non-discrimination, have demonstrated the capability to deliver emergency food and/or shelter programs, and if they are a private voluntary organization, they must have a voluntary board. Qualifying agencies are urged to apply. Highlands County has distributed emergency food and shelter funds previously with five local recipient organizations participating. These agencies assisted with food, shelter, rent, mortgage, and utility bills. Agencies interested in applying must contact Debbie Wilson with United Way of Central Florida at (863) 648-1500, ext. 236 or send an e-mail to Debbie.Wilson@uwcf.org for an application. Individuals cannot apply. The deadline for applications to be received is Wednesday. Highlands awarded federal funds for emergency food, shelter agencies Associated PressCAPE CANAVERAL— Atlantis and four astronauts returned from the International Space Station in triumph Thursday, bringing an end to NASA’s 30year shuttle journey with one last, rousing touchdown that drew cheers and tears. Arecord crowd of 2,000 gathered near the landing strip, thousands more packed Kennedy Space Center and countless others watched from afar as NASA’s longestrunning spaceflight program came to a close. “After serving the world for over 30 years, the space shuttle’s earned its place in history. And it’s come to a final stop,” commander Christopher Ferguson radioed after a ghostlike Atlantis glided through the twilight. “Job well done, America,” replied Mission Control. With the space shuttles retiring to museums, it will be another three to five years at best before Americans are launched again from U.S. soil, as private companies gear up to seize the Earth-toorbit-and-back baton from NASA. The long-term future for American space exploration is just as hazy, a huge concern for many at NASAand all those losing their jobs because of the shuttle’s end. Asteroids and Mars are the destinations of choice, yet NASAhas yet to settle on a rocket design to get astronauts there. Thursday, though, belonged to Atlantis and its crew: Ferguson, co-pilot Douglas Hurley, Rex Walheim and Sandra Magnus, who completed a successful space station resupply mission. Atlantis touched down at 5:57 a.m., with “wheels stop” less than a minute later. “The space shuttle has changed the way we view the world and it’s changed the way we view our universe,” Ferguson radioed from Atlantis. “There’s a lot of emotion today, but one thing’s indisputable. America’s not going to stop exploring. “Thank you Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Endeavour, and our ship Atlantis, thank you for protecting us and bringing this program to such a fitting end.” Difficult to see in the darkness, Atlantis was greeted with cheers, whistles and shouts from the astronauts’ families and friends, as well as shuttle managers and NASAbrass, who had gathered near the runway. Soon, the sun was up and provided a splendid view. Within an hour, Ferguson and his crew were out on the runway and swarmed by well-wishers. “The things that we’ve done have set us up for exploration of the future,” said NASAAdministrator Charles Bolden Jr., a former shuttle commander. “But I don’t want to talk about that right now. I just want to salute this crew, welcome them home.” Nine-hundred miles away, flight director Tony Ceccacci, who presided over Atlantis’safe return, choked up while signing off from shuttle Mission Control in Houston. “The work done in this room, in this building, will never again be duplicated,” he told his team of flight controllers. At those words, dozens of past and present flight controllers quickly streamed into the room, embracing one another and snapping pictures while keeping their tears, if not their emotions, in check. But on the landing strip in Florida, flight director Mike Leinbach said the tears flowed. Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/MCT Space shuttle Atlantis, STS-135, lands at 5:57 a.m. Thursday at the Kennedy Space Center concluding more than 30 years and 135 missions. Space shuttle comes to final stop Associated PressSANFORD — The wife of one of Casey Anthony’s defense attorneys called the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office because of the number of threatening phone calls they’ve received in recent weeks. Shirley Mason, whose husband Cheney Mason represented Anthony,told deputies on Tuesday that someone had posted their phone number on Facebook. Reports indicate callers have left voice mails stating that Anthony “can run but she can’t hide” and warning that Mason and attorney Jose Baez “better sleep with one eye open.” Anthony attorney receiving threatening phone calls


C M Y K Amado Vincent Luzbet, 18, of Sebring, was charged with criminal mischief. John Michael McConniel, 21, of Avon Park, was charged with criminal mischief; and petit theft. Juan Jose Melon, 23, of Sebring, was sentenced to 60 days for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and damaging property. Melanie Sue Miller, 26, of Melbourne, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use. Jaime Ramirez-Moreno, 34, of Lake Placid, was detained for a municipal ordinance violation. Jorge Ochoa Ramos, 45, of Sebring, was charged for aggravated battery with deadly weapon; attempted first degree murder, three counts; burglary with assault or battery; and carrying concealed firearm. Justin Ashley Raulerson, 25, of Sebring, was charged with contempt of court for failing to pay child support. Ryan Cole Robinson, 18, of Avon Park, was charged for operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. Jakeith Kewon Smith, 22, of Orlando, was charged on an out-of-county warrant for aggravated assault with deadly weapon. Tiffany Lynn Spires, 18, of Avon Park, was sentenced to 60 days for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense; DUI and damaged property, two counts. Roger Antwaine Swinton, 28, of Avon Park, was charged for knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked, second offense. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Tuesday, July 19: Milton Elonzo Cooper, 48, of Clewiston, was charged for battery. Timothy Raye Duncan, 36, of Sebring, was sentenced to 15 days for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second or third offense. Wayne Joseph Esposito, 51, of Winter Haven, was sentenced to five days for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second or third offense. Vicente Fabian, 25, of Sebring, was sentenced to 25 days for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second or third offense. Sheila Christiansen Gibbs, 53, of Sebring, was sentenced to 30 days for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense. Adrian Lavon Hawthorne, 23, of Lake Placid, was smuggling contraband, introducing into detention facility; possession of drug equipment to manufacture; possession of marijuana with intent to sell, manufacture or deliver. Juan Carlos Hernandez, 32, of Sebring, was charged for using or possessing drug paraphernalia; and possessing cannabis. Carlos Rolando Luna Medina, 39, of Lake Placid, was sentenced to 30 days for operating motor vehicle without valid driver license. Everette Julian Peart, 20, of Sebring, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and possession of drug equipment and/or use. Larry Shane Rice, 23, of Centreville, Tenn., was charged with battery; knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked, first offense; and alcohol beverage possessed by person under age 21. Erick Joseph Rondil, 18, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and possession of drug equipment and/or use. Tiffany Genorris Roux, 35, of Sebring, was sentenced to 20 days for larceny, petit theft, first degree. Michael Wayne Simon, 33, of Lake Placid, was sentenced to 30 days for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, first offense. James Bradley Winters, 30, of Okeechobee, was charged on an Okeechobee County warrant for driving while license suspended or revoked, prior conviction; and failing to register motor vehicle. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, July 22, 2011Page 5A MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; main ff top right pg; 0 0 0 0 9 8 8 3 AVON PARK HOUSING AUTHORITY; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, n. central; 0 0 0 0 9 9 1 8 MILLER'S CENTRAL AIR; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 7/22/11; 0 0 0 1 0 3 8 1 Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER cent, removing $3,250 from their budget request of $32,500. Expressing their desire to make a change in the way that chambers of commerce do business and supporting the idea that welcome centers and economic development should be the future focus, the board decided to cut chamber support $500 this year, leaving the amount at $2,000 per municipality. “I don’t think it should be wiped out completely at this time. I see a benefit to them, but I would like to see a bigger number,” said Commissioner Jack Richie during the discussions. Richie suggested a $1,000 reduction to pay back an overpayment in 2009 in addition to a $500 cut this fiscal year. “I get comments from several businesses, more than one or two, we spend our money elsewhere,” Stewart said. “Their comments to me are ‘Why are you taking my tax dollars and putting them into a chamber that I choose not to join?’” “I understand and agree with the fact that we should not be mandating that people pay their tax dollars into chambers of commerce,” Elwell said. “I would like to see them perhaps move towards a phase out program. I would support the $500 this year,” Elwell countered. Harris, the former executive director of the Sebring Chamber of Commerce, recommended that $500 per year and a phase out over the next five years was his preference, and one that the board finally directed county staff to do. Continued from page 1A County cuts funding to Boys & Girls Club, Nu-Hope, chambers OBITUARIES Death NoticeBruce Allen Szewc, 53, of Sebring died July 20, 2011. Arrangements are being handled by Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring. Associated PressNEWYORK — Aprivate research group forecast that the economy will grow slowly as summer turns into fall — if U.S. politicians can agree to raise the amount the government can borrow. The political impasse means the government could default on its debts next month, potentially setting off a financial crisis. If a deal is reached by an Aug. 2 deadline, that “headwind” would recede, and the economy should resume its modest recovery, said Conference Board economist Ken Goldstein. The Conference Board said Thursday that its index of leading economic indicators rose 0.3 percent in June. The index had rebounded 0.8 percent in May after dropping 0.3 percent in April. The April decline was the first since June 2010. The June rise in leading indicators suggests that the recent slowdown in growth won’t worsen into a recession over the next few months, even with high unemployment and a weak housing market. The economy expanded at a 1.9 percent pace from January through March. Most economists believe growth was similarly weak from April through the end of June. Economists blame temporary factors, including a supply chain disruption resulting from the Japanese earthquake and tsunami and a spike in gas prices, for the sharply slower growth compared to the end of 2010. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke has said he believes growth will recover over the next six months. Apullback in gas prices and relief from the supply chain problems should help the economy, he has said. But he has also said high joblessness — 9.2 percent in June — and a weak housing market are hurdles to a full recovery. Many private economists also expect a moderate pickup in the second half of the year. The two straight monthly increases in the leading indicators in May and June help support the view that the second half of the year will at least not be as bad as the first six months of 2011 have been, said Barclays economist Troy Davig. Barclays expects 3 percent growth from JulySeptember and 3.5 percent growth in the last three months of the year, with unemployment falling back below 9 percent. That forecast assumes that the U.S. will not default on its debt, Davig said. But worries over the high-stakes political negotiations may have kept employers from hiring recently, he added. Leading indicators rise, signal slow growth in economy


C M Y K ful, pleasant place. The animals brought here have not been sentenced to death. They live their lives without deadlines or fear, although most are very lonely. Afew of the dogs have never lived anywhere else, or have been in the shelter for years. For example, Sunshine, a beautiful and friendly golden pit bull mix, has lived at the shelter since her birth in 2009, except for a brief adoption into a home, and Penny, a fox terrier mix, the staff favorite, has been in the shelter even longer. “We’re a no-kill shelter and we’ve run out of room,” Judy Spiegel, president of the Humane Society, said in a phone interview. “We’re always full of dogs and it’s been a horrible, horrible year for cats. I bet you we have 50 kittens right now and another 50 on the waiting list. The animals come in all sizes, temperaments and colors; with short hair or long hair; in solid colors, or speckled and flecked. Some are energetic and leap, some are laid back and shy. There are pure breeds and animals so mixed they are one of a kind. As of Thursday a Chihuahua, a Jack Russell, a white husky named Nanook, a wieneramer, and a boxer were in residence. There were lab mixes, pit bull mixes, German shepherd mixes, terrier mixes, a Boston terrier mix, curs, and two puppies that are a cross between an Australian Border Collie and a black lab. In addition to traditional strays, Mary Sprinkle, director of the shelter, said she is seeing more and more families giving up their animals only because of the loss of their home. The heartbreaking challenge is to meet the growing need with dwindling resources. “People are struggling themselves, so our donations have gone down,” Spiegel said. This fact hurts the society more than it does other charities because the society receives no outside funding — not from the county, which funds animal control, and not from the National Humane Society. “We totally rely on private donations,” Spiegel said. “That’s why we have so many fundraisers.” This October, for example, the society will again spook the county with its Terror Trail — a walk through a haunted woods every Saturday and Sunday through out that month. “It’s scary,” said Spiegel, adding there was a whole new attraction. They need volunteers to play characters, do make-up and help park cars. “You have to at least be in high school,” Spiegel said. Donations to the shelter do not have to be in cash. There is always a need for things like paper towels, old blankets, bleach, scrub brushes, rubber gloves, any kind of cleansers, office supplies, heartworm prevention, flea repellent and dog and cat food — including for the small bite for little dogs. Spiegel wanted to remind everyone that part of the current animal overcrowding in the county is the result of animals set loose that are able to breed. Spaying and neutering are an essential component in controlling the stray animal problem. Animals put out into the street, or born there, often starve or succumb to the heat and dehydration. Many die violently under the tires of a car. To help deal with the problem, the society offers low-cost spaying and neutering services, by appointment only, every Tuesday. Low cost inoculations are administered on Tuesdays as well, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. No appointment is needed for them. For more information, to donate, volunteer, foster or adopt an animal call 6551522. Page 6ANews-SunFriday, July 22, 2011www.newssun.com GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; patio; 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 9 PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black; 84553 liqour IO11075PP2; 0 0 0 1 0 3 8 9 according to his wife, Bell took it upon himself to make sure his fellow troops pressed forward. “His platoon sergeant told me that Chris motivated him to motivate the other guys,” Samantha explained. “I’ve heard a lot of people say he was their inspiration to keep going.” On June 4, Bell was killed alongside Sgt. Joshua Powell, 28, Spc. Robert Voakes, 21, and Sgt. Devin Snyder, 20. Amid the whirlwind of pain brought home by the tragic explosion, Samantha cites the opportunity to meet loved ones of her husband’s fallen brothers and sisters in arms, including Sgt. Snyder’s mother, as one of her most important steps forward. Dineen Snyder, who flew to Alaska from New York to meet other relatives of the fallen at Fort Richardson, said she was overwhelmed by Samantha’s strength. But even as the death of her own daughter sunk in, the grieving mother expressed genuine compassion and concern for little Lana. “She’s going to grow up and not know her dad except through stories,” Snyder painfully lamented. I asked Samantha what she plans on telling Lana about her father. She paused, put down the phone and began to sob. As I waited in agony for her response, feeling guilty for asking the question, the young widow gave a remarkable answer. “I’ll sit her down and tell her that her daddy was a hero,” Samantha said. “He accomplished what he wanted to so that we could be taken care of. “He loved her more than anything,” she poignantly added. “He was the best father and husband I could ask for.” Shortly before our conversation concluded, Lana’s voice again filled the background. With a mother this strong, Sgt. Christopher Bell can rest peacefully, knowing that his little girl will be OK. To find out more about Tom Sileo, or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. Continued from page 2A Army dad loved hearing his little girls voice Continued from page 1A Humane Society overflowing with pets needing a good home News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY This regal cat hopes to find a home over which she can rule.


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-Sun Friday, July 22, 2011Page 7A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 11-183-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. CARLOS HERNANDEZ and NEYDA HERNANDEZ, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Final Judgment on Verified Complaint'' (the "Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on June 30, 2011, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, as described below at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on August 11, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.: SEE COMPOSITE EXHIBIT ``A'' COMPOSITE EXHIBIT ``A'' Raymond Property: Unit 1-A, THE MANORS, II, COMMENCE at the Northeast corner of Block ``A'' of W.F. Johnsons First Addition to the City of Avon Park, as per plat recorded in Plat Book 3, at Page 23, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida; thence run North 89 degrees 55 minutes 25 seconds West along the North line of Block A for a distance of 387.00 feet to POINT OF BEGINNING; thence continue North 89 degrees 55 minutes 25 seconds West for a distance of 32.50 feet; thence South 00 degrees 11 minutes 43 seconds East for a distance of 133.68 feet; thence South 89 degrees 55 minutes 25 seconds East for a distance of 32.50 feet; thence North 00 degrees 11 minutes 43 seconds West for a distance of 133.68 feet to POINT OF BEGINNING. The Real Property or its address is commonly known as 25 West Raymond Street, Avon Park, FL 33825. The Real Property tax identification number is A-15-33-28-012-0010-01A0. Minerva Property: Real Property tax identification number is S-33-34-29-100-1660-0070. Lot 8, and the East one-half of Lot 7, Block 166, SEBRING HIGHLANDS SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof in Plat Book 1, Page 97, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida which currently has the address of 4716 Minerva Street, Sebring, Florida 33870 (``Property Address''). Main Property: The South 38.93 feet of Lot 14 and the East 62.00 feet of Lot 15, in Block 67, of TOWN OF AVON PARK, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 58, Public Records of DeSoto County, of which Highlands County was formerly a part, lying in Section 22, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, Highlands County, Florida. The Real Property or its address is commonly known as 500 West Main Street, Avon Park, FL 33825. The Real Property tax identification number is A-22-33-28-010-0670-0140 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk July 22, 29, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case No. 11000413GCS ISMAEL ROQUE, SR., Plaintiff, vs. MARIA T. PADILLA DE COLON and CARMEN M. RODRIGUEZ Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: MARIA T. PADILLA DE COLON P.O. Box 430382, Kissimmee, Florida 34743 Carmen M. Rodriguez P.O. Box 701883, St. Cloud, Florida 34770 Or 709 Park Gardens, Apt. #3, Michigan Avenue, St. Cloud, Florida 34769 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title to Highlands Park Estates Real Property has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Karl E. Pearson, the plaintiff's attorney, whose address is, 399 Carolina Ave. Suite 100, Winter park, FL 32789, on or before, August 17, 2011 and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on the plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on July 11, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk July 22, 29, 2011 1050Legals 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, And 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 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 Cler k July 15, 22, 2011 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW PURSUANT TO SECTION 865.09, FLORIDA STATUTES NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of SPRAY AND PRAY RELOADING located at 3711 SKIPPER RD, in the County of Highlands, in the City of Sebring, Florida 33875, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 20th day of July, 2011. Shird Moore II; Spray And Pray Reloading July 22, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-295 IN RE: ESTATE OF BETTY LOUISE PAUL a/k/a BETTY L. PAUL Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Betty Louise Paul, deceased, whose date of death was February 15th, 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 22, 2011. Personal Representative: Beverly P. Ringo 73 Farina Court Sunbury, OH 43074 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 22, 29, 2011 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, Avon 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, Avon 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 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. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-Sun Friday, July 22, 2011Page 9A SUZUKI MOTORCYCLE'07 GSXR 600. Mint cond. Less than a 1000 mi. $6000 Firm. Call 863-441-0469 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 TransportationNORDIC TRACKFolding digital Treadmill, Sears, barely used. Asking $450 obo. Call 863-443-7403 8150Fitness & ExerciseEquipment 8000 Recreation YORKIE PUPPIES,AKC Reg. Health cert. Up to date on shots, both parents on premises, ready for loving homes. $400 Call 863-452-5960NOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & SuppliesEXTENSION LADDER16' Alum. Louisville. Excel. cond. Model L-2222-16 type II. 225lb. capacity. $50 Call 863-452-6583 7380Machinery & Tools SEBRING SUN.July 24th 1 6pm. Mon. July 25th 9 5pm. 1222 Corvette Ave. Moving Sale, furn. & misc. Cash only SEBRING SAT.July 23rd. 8 2pm. 931 Galaxy Ave. Large amount of teacher supplies, children's books, craft supplies, household items, misc. SEBRING SAT.Sun. 8 3pm. 6017 Wilson Terrace (Spring Lake Village 1) Clothes & misc. items. Something for Everyone! SEBRING ESTATESale By Appointment. Call 414-7303 or 414-4183. Lovely Estate Furn. Dining room suit, sofa, lamps, tables, mirrors, paintings, china, tea cups, sterling flatware, many more items. Garage w/tools. SEBRING -1318 Josephine Ct. Friday and Saturday 7 a.m. 4 p.m. Furniture, health food books, ATC Bronco, fishing and boating stuff, baby stuff, miscellaneous items. Priced to sell. LAKE PLACID255 Loquat Rd. Shelves, small refrig, microwave, futon, clothes, toys, household items. Friday and Saturday July 22 and 23 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. GARAGE SALE Friday all day & Saturday 8am-2pm, July 22 & 23 MAX LONG FIELD 100 YMCA LANE, SEBRING Several Sebring High School Senior Varsity co-ed Cheerleaders are in need to raise money to go to New York to be in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. Please Help the State Champion Senior Cheerleaders have a trip of a lifetime! There will be a bbq, drinks, name brand clothes, furniture and lots of miscellaneous items. ESTATE SALEFriday, Saturday, Sunday July 22, 23, 24 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 1932 Leisure Drive Lorida. US 98 to Arbuckle Creek Road follow signs.Tools, tackle, trailers, SmithBilt utility shed, washer and dryer, AllSteel garage u dismantle it, English china, crystal, Hull Royal Albert, complete kitchen, flat tv, computer, twin & queen beds, and much much more. Rain or shine. Donna Collins Estate Sales www.estatesales.net 7320Garage &Yard Sales WASHER &DRYER EXCELLENT CONDITION, $99 EACH. 863-443-4843 WALKER WITHwheels and food tray. Free Delivery. $30.00 863-414-4418 TV COLOR32 inch, cable ready. $55 863-414-8412 PATIO TABLE,Iron. 48" w/four chairs that rock. $100. Call 863-699-9905 GAZEBO -9ft X 9ft, 2 weeks old. $55. 863-414-8412 BOOKCASE 5Shelves, 2 shelves behind doors. $30 obo. Call 863-465-0373 BIKE MEN'S6 speed. Sharp, great shape. $65 Call 863-465-7887 AB LOUNGER.Free Delivery. $30.00 863-414-4418 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 MerchandiseAVON PARKLarge Retail/Office Building, 100 E. Main St. A MUST SEE! 863-295-9272 6750Commercial Rental 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 SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3BR, 2.5BA, 1CG $800/mo. No Smoking, no pets. 863-655-0311 PLACID LAKES3/2 full baths. New House $750/mo. + $750 dep. Beautiful views, quiet & nice. All tile & new appl. 305-926-7987 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 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING -Lake Josephine Area, Just remodeled 3BR, laundry room w/ W&D carport, workshop, large yard with utility shed. CHA $500 monthly. 863-699-1567 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 LAKE PLACID2/1 & 1/1 Apartments for rent. Includes laundry facility on premises. 1st. mo. security. No Pets! Available Immediately. Call 561-706-6743 AVON PARKLEMONTREE APTS 1BR $520 & 2BR $645 mo. available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG inlcuded. Pets OK. Call Alan, 386-503-8953 AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8598 6200UnfurnishedApartments 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 Rented!!! 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 SEBRING -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 RED TAG SALE Over 10 stock units must go Save up to 35K! 800-622-2832 2/1 MOBILEHOME In Dinner Lake Mobile Home Park. Very good. Carport. priced to sell. 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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAVON PARK – If they were an Indiana Jones movie, it wouldn’t be a very dramatic thriller. For while the fictitious Indy was barely escaping the chase by the throngs of villagers, the Sebring Ozone All-Stars are tossing their chasers aside with relative ease, as Wednesday’s 10-0 win over Wesley Chapel in the semifinals of the Dixie State Tournament was the teams’ fifth straight by the mercy rule. Although this one was a little tougher and a lot more frustrating for Sebring as a new tactic was thrown at them. “Some teams will use a lot of off-speed pitches to throw us off,” head coach Dean Frazier said. “This was interesting because the pitcher they faced us with just threw really slow.” Adjusting to off-speed pitches but ready for the fastball is one thing, but the wait for a fastball that was the equivalent of an off-speed pitch was proving a tougher task. “It was so slow it felt like I was swinging a palm tree,” a frustrated Kyle Helms said afterward. Indeed, the usually homer happy hitters would only connect for one this night, after averaging more than four in their previous games. But often lost in the awe of the frequent power binges are the other attributes the team brings to the table. “You know, we’re a team that does a lot of things well,” Frazier said. “We’ve got real good pitching, our defense is really strong at every position and when we need to manufacture runs, we can.” All those aspects were on display as Daniel Simons went through a one, two, three first inning, with a little defensive help, as shortstop Trey Frazier made a fantastic diving catch of a looping line drive headed up the middle. But Frazier was gotten back when his lead-off smash toward left was nabbed on a leaping catch by the Wesley Chapel shortstop. Other than Jimmy Peck getting hit by a pitch, however, Sebring was set down unusually quietly in the first. But Simons had little trouble holding Wesley down, getting a pop out, ground out and strike out to retire the side in order in the top of the second. Then the Junior Blue Streaks got things going with the bats, though not in their usual way. Josh Crouch beat out an infield single and stole second before a Simons single and a preventive throw home put runners on second and third. Jay Bible brought Crouch in with a shot up the middle and David DeGenaro’s single brought home two, though he was nabbed trying to stretch it into a double, for a 3-0 lead. SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Friday, July 22, 2011 Page 3B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Jimmy Peck watches his fourth-inning home run head out over the fence to end Sebrings 10-0 win over Wesley Chapel Wednesday night. News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN Carson Angell sweeps the tag on this Hardee baserunner to record an out at second base in the Sebring AAA All-Stars 15-7 win Wednesday night. Sebring10Wesley Chapel0 Dixie Ozone State T ournament One away from repeat See OZONE, Page 4B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE David DeGenaro and Wesley Chapels second baseman look to the ump for a ruling. DeGenaro was called out in trying to stretch a single into a double, but would end Wednesdays game with two hits, four RBI and a phenomenal catch in left. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.com and LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondentAVON PARK – Sebring took on Hardee Wednesday night at the Durrah Martin Baseball Complex in the semi-finals of the Dixie AAAState Tournament. Known for their knack of nail-biting play, Sebring went neck-and-neck with Hardee until ultimately earning the 15-7 win. Sebring had the home advantage, and as they took their first at bat they were trailing by one run. However, after Cody Jolley smacked a grounder that was a little too hot to handle for the Hardee shortstop, L.J. Daniels came across the plate for the tying run. Carson Angell’s sacrifice single would then bring in Jolley, and as the first inning came to an end, Sebring held the 2-1 lead. The tight defense brought their game early, as Sebring turned a successful double play to end the top of the second inning without allowing Hardee to increase their score. But Hardee refused to be silenced just yet. During their next at-bat, Hardee added three more runs on their side of the board, including a solo home run that put the Junior Wildcats up 4-2 True to their nick-name, Sebring kept their fans on the edge of their seat as they slowly gained back the lead in the bottom of the third. After Josh Rivera took one for the team, the bases were loaded and a new Hardee pitcher was brought in to face Dayvon Terry, who responded with an RBI single. Angell then drew a walk to load the bases once again for Robert Spoone, whose single brought in two more runs for Sebring, earning back the lead at 54. Hardee seemed to follow the neck-and-neck play just as Sebring was this night. Atwo-run home run brought in both the tying and lead runs, seeing Sebring down by one yet again. It was not until the bottom of the fifth that Sebring would gain back the lead. Terry drew a walk after Rivera reached on a double and Angell’s ‘Baltimore Chop’down the first-base line would do the trick, and Sebring saw their lead again at 7-6. Dixie AAA State T ournament The Cardiac Kids strike again Sebring15Hardee7 See AAA, Page 3B By BARRYWILNER and HOWARD FENDRICH Associated PressNFLowners are arriving at a hotel near Atlanta's airport to discuss — and possibly vote on — a deal to end the lockout that began in March. Jeffrey Lurie of the Eagles and Mike Brown of the Bengals are among the owners present Thursday morning. The league has said it hopes to have a final agreement with players ready for ratification Thursday. Players had been expected to vote Wednesday on a full proposal to settle the labor dispute, but they did not. Even after all acceptable terms are established, a deal would lead to a collective bargaining agreement only if NFLPlayers Association team reps recommend re-establishing the group as a union, which must be approved by a majority vote of the 1,900 players. Those votes probably would be done by conferOwners meet to discuss … and maybe vote on … deal Associated Press LONDON — Rupert Murdoch’s British newspapers are set to lose exclusive access to British athletes ahead of the 2012 London Olympics after the phone hacking scandal that led to the News of the World’s closure. Team 2012, the Visabacked project supporting potential British Olympians, had signed up News International as its official partner. But Team 2012 says in a statement that “as a result of the closure of News of the World the contract can no longer be fulfilled as originally envisaged.” News International’s remaining publications — The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times — would have been able to use the slogan “Official Newspaper of Team 2012.” But Team 2012 says it is looking for new media partners. Murdoch papers set to lose 2012 Olympics deal


C M Y K Heartland Soccer tryoutsSEBRING – The Heartland Soccer Club will be holding one more tryout for girls and boys (ages 13 and under) on Saturday, July 23 (8-11am) at the Highlands County Sports Complex, Field “D.” Fall recreational and competitive teams will be formed. Find us on Facebook or contact us at Heartlandsoccerclub@yahoo.com or call Gelene Cochran at 863-414-3387.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 IVruns 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. For questions call 471-5500 ext. 228 and leave a message for Pat Caton.Firemen Memorial GolfSEBRING — The 12th annual Sebring Firemen Inc. Memorial Golf Tournament presented by AXAAdvisors LLC and Home Depot is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20 at Sun ’n Lake. The tourney will once again feature a four-man scramble with $75 entry fees. That includes range balls, golf, food and drink on the course and the pre-tourney mixer on Friday night with great appetizers. There will also once again be a silent auction featuring autographed sports memorabilia from people like Tim Tebow, Jimbo Fisher, Will Muschamp, Nick Saban and many others. Hole sponsorships are available for $100 and team sponsorships, which include a team entry and hole signs, are $500. All proceeds will help benefit Sebring athletics. The tourney will begin with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start on both Deer Run and Turtle Run. For more information, call Tommy Lovett at 385-5100 or 382-2255.Warrior Golf ClassicLAKE WALES — Webber Football Warrior Golf Classic, a fundraising event in support of the Warrior Football program will be held Saturday, August 27, at the Lake Wales Country Club. Shot gun start 9 a.m. Fees: $60 per player/$240 team of four; $5 Mulligans; 50/50 $1 ticket or 15 tickets for $10 (includes green fees and lunch buffet). Prizes: First, second and third place winner; team prizes; Closest to the pin/Longest Drive. Sponsorship opportunities: Hole sponsor $100, includes sign with name and logo. Season tickets available including team schedule and memorabilia. Lunch will be served during Webber Football’s scrimmage immediately following golf tournament at WIU campus. Make checks payable to: Webber Football, 1201 N. Scenic Highway, Babson Park, FL33827; e-mail: Vothdw@webber.edu ; or call (863) 7341529 for more information.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 golf and dinner. Register by Friday, Aug. 5, checks must accompany entry forms. Make checks payable and mail or drop 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 “Golf 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 by 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 per player. Please contact Sarah Pallone at 4022913 for additional information or e-mail team information to spallone@habitathighlands.org AMERICANLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Boston5937.615„ New York5738.60011‡2Tampa Bay5145.5318 Toronto4949.50011 Baltimore3956.411191‡2Central Division WLPctGB Cleveland5146.526„ Detroit5146.526„ Chicago4751.48041‡2Minnesota4651.4745 Kansas City4058.408111‡2West Division WLPctGB Texas5642.571„ Los Angeles5246.5314 Seattle4354.443121‡2Oakland4355.43913 ___ Tuesdays Games Baltimore 6, Boston 2 Detroit 8, Oakland 3 Toronto 6, Seattle 5, 14 innings Tampa Bay 3, N.Y. Yankees 2 Kansas City 4, Chicago White Sox 2 Minnesota 2, Cleveland 1 Texas 7, L.A. Angels 0 Wednesdays Games Boston 4, Baltimore 0 Minnesota 7, Cleveland 5 Oakland 7, Detroit 5 Toronto 11, Seattle 6 N.Y. Yankees 4, Tampa Bay 0 Kansas City 2, Chicago White Sox 1, 11 innings L.A. Angels 9, Texas 8 Thursdays Games Seattle at Toronto, late Texas at L.A. Angels, late N.Y. 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Mets 4, St. Louis 2 Philadelphia 4, Chicago Cubs 2 Houston 7, Washington 6 Colorado 12, Atlanta 3 Milwaukee 11, Arizona 3 San Francisco 5, L.A. Dodgers 3 Wednesdays Games Cincinnati 3, Pittsburgh 1 Houston 3, Washington 2, 11 innings Philadelphia 9, Chicago Cubs 1 L.A. Dodgers 1, San Francisco 0 San Diego 14, Florida 3 N.Y. Mets 6, St. Louis 5, 10 innings Colorado 3, Atlanta 2 Milwaukee 5, Arizona 2, 10 innings Thursdays Games San Diego at Florida, late St. Louis at N.Y. Mets, late Atlanta at Colorado, late Milwaukee at Arizona, late Fridays Games Houston (Norris 5-6) at Chicago Cubs (Zambrano 6-5), 2:20 p.m. San Diego (Luebke 3-3) at Philadelphia (Hamels 11-5), 7:05 p.m. St. Louis (C.Carpenter 5-7) at Pittsburgh (Maholm 6-9), 7:05 p.m. Atlanta (Jurrjens 12-3) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 7-8), 7:10 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 5-9) at Florida (Volstad 5-8), 7:10 p.m. Colorado (A.Cook 0-5) at Arizona (D.Hudson 10-5), 9:40 p.m. Washington (Lannan 6-6) at L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 6-11), 10:10 p.m. Milwaukee (Marcum 8-3) at San Francisco (Cain 8-5), 10:15 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Philadelphia847312416 New York6511293528 Columbus767282120 Houston569242423 Sporting K.C.568232425 D.C.568232430 New England497191727 Chicago2612182025 Toronto FC3109181737WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Los Angeles1129422816 FC Dallas1155382719 Seattle1048383223 Real Salt Lake836302312 Colorado769302928 San Jose569242423 Chivas USA578232423 Portland693212231 Vancouver2109152130 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ Wednesdays Games New England 1, D.C. United 0 FC Dallas 1, Toronto FC 0 Colorado 4, New York 1 San Jose 2, Vancouver 2, tie Los Angeles 1, Columbus 0 Saturdays Games 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. Friday, July 29 Colorado at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 30 Los Angeles at Vancouver, 7:30 p.m. Seattle FC at Houston, 8:30 p.m. New England at Sporting Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Columbus at Real Salt Lake, 9 p.m. D.C. United at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Toronto FC at Portland, 11 p.m. Sunday, July 31 Chivas USA at FC Dallas, 7 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Connecticut95.643„ Indiana106.625„ New York97.5631 Chicago88.5002 Atlanta69.40031‡2Washington311.2146WESTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Minnesota104.714„ San Antonio94.6921‡2Phoenix105.6671‡2Seattle77.5003 Los Angeles68.4294 Tulsa114.06791‡2___ Tuesdays Games Atlanta 84, Indiana 74 Chicago 78, Seattle 69 Connecticut 85, New York 79 Wednesdays Games Atlanta 86, Washington 79 Minnesota 106, Phoenix 98 Thursdays Games Chicago at Indiana, late San Antonio at Seattle, lateBASEBALLAmerican League CHICAGO WHITE SOX…Activated LHP John Danks from the 15-day DL. KANSAS CITY ROYALS…Acquired LHP Antonio Cruz and C Julio Rodriguez from Detroit for INF Wilson Betemit. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS…Selected the contract of RHP Ryan Cook from Mobile (SL). Recalled RHP Bryan Shaw from Reno (PCL). Sent RHP Yhency Brazoban outright to Reno. 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C M Y K But the li’l Streaks were not about to stop there. Tacking on a few extra insurance runs, Spoone, Drew Morris and Daniels soon followed with RBIs of their own before Jolley reached on an error that would double their lead 12-6. Hardee saw this as the time to send in the southpaw. The change would not shake the Sebring offense, as Rivera’s RBI single and Terry’s two-run double would put the lead at 15-6 by the end of the barrage. Due to the home-team advantage, Sebring need only get three outs in the top of the sixth to bring home the win. Hardee would squeak one more run across before the final out was made to grant Sebring the 15-7 win. When questioned about the nail-biting rally of his team, head coach Anthony Gaines replied, “We were right where we wanted to be. “The kids showed up to play; you could see it in their faces. We haven’t faced any easy pitching. Everyone has been throwing their best, but we always battle through.” This win puts Sebring in the championship game on Thursday and, because they have yet to lose in the winners bracket, would have to be beaten twice, while just one more win for them wraps up the state championship “There is no doubt they are going to bring it. They’re going to come-and we’re going to be ready.” Tuesday’s action saw yet another example of what has earned this Sebring squad its’‘Cardiac Kids’moniker.Lake Placid comeback endsBut first up were the Lake Placid AAAs, who were their own comeback story, rebounding from an openinground loss and battling back through the consolation bracket with wins Sunday and Monday to reach Tuesday’s match-up with Hardee. But after going up 1-0 on a Tiger Youngman RBI single in the first, it was the Junior Wildcats offense that kicked in and ended the Lake Placid run with a 13-3 win. “I’m proud of the boys,” head coach Johnny Huergo said. “They didn’t give up and fought the whole way through. Nobody expected us to get this far and I’ve got a lot of young kids on this team who had never played ball before. They worked really hard and I love these guys. “I want to thank Avon Park for the wonderful job they did here,” he continued. “It was a wonderful experience and hopefully we can come back next year and do it again.” The drama came on the other AAAgame between Sebring and West Seminole in a game the li’l Streaks have been gearing up for two years. But Seminole held a 4-2 lead heading into the latter innings and might have made the long wait for naught. Terry, however, had other ideas when he blasted a three-run home run over the fence for a 5-4 Sebring lead. Into the bottom of the sixth it went and West Seminole had the tying run on third and the winning run on second with two out. But Rivera got two quick, swinging strikes before just missing the corner outside and missing well inside for a 2-and-2 count. Rivera then quit toying with the corners and fired one in that was swung on and missed for the clincher. West Seminole went on to top Bartow 10-1 in Wednesday’s other semifinal match-up to set the stage for the third meeting between the two teams – this time for the state championship. See Sunday’s News-Sun for the Dixie AAAState Tournament wrap-up. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, July 22, 2011Page 3B Residence Inn; 3.639"; 5"; Black; residence inn trade; 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 8 JOE'S SERVICE CENTER; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black; liquidation; 0 0 0 1 0 3 7 8 JOE'S SERVICE CENTER; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black; liquidation; 0 0 0 1 0 3 7 8 Residence Inn; 3.639"; 5"; Black; residence inn trade; 0 0 0 1 0 1 7 8 Golf HammockLast Monday, July 18, the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am Points at Golf Hammock Country Club. In A group Jim Gulick scored a spectacular 73, making 35 points, for a plus 5 to take first place while Denis Shank shot even for second place. Ed Northrup scored plus 7 to take first place in B group and Jack Shell with plus 4 for second place. Lee Stark had plus 7 in C group taking first place. Shorty Crocker and Bob Colandrea tied at plus 1 for second place. Ralph Sharrf had minus 1 for first place in D group and John Tyner in second place with minus 2. Next Monday will be a shotgun start beginning at 7:45 a.m. at Golf Hammock CC. For more information, or if anyone wishes to play with this group, call Pete Mezza at 382-1280.PinecrestThe Mens Association played Team and Individual Pro-Am Points on Wednesday, July 20. John Scott, Stan Curren and Paul Ford took the team title with +15 points, while Bob Luttrell scored a +6 to win A Division. Currens +10 took B Division and Bruce Summerfield lead C Division with a +3.Placid LakesThe Mens Golf Association played a One Best Ball Front, Two Best Balls Back tournament on Wednesday, July 20 and saw the team of Bob McMillian, Russ Isaacs and David Raciti win with a -21. Chuck Fortunato, Bud Snyder, Bill Lockwood and Howard Tricknor were next at -16. Lockwood was closest to the pin at 13-feet, 1-inch from No. 11. Continued from 1B AAA title pits Sebring against West Seminole ‘ We were right where we wanted to be. ’ANTHONYGAINES SebringAAAhead coach The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN


C M Y K Page 4BNews-SunFriday, July 22, 2011www.newssun.com HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, rotate main/sports; 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 5 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; commercial p/u; 0 0 0 1 0 3 8 5 Shooters, #00010434, 3X10 1/2 Color HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, rotate main/sports; 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 5 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; commercial p/u; 0 0 0 1 0 3 8 5 DeGenaro, though, picked himself up when, after a oneout single to right marked Chapel’s first and ultimately only hit of the game, he made a reaching, sliding catch of a sinking liner to left. Simons then broke off a two-strike curve to retire the side. Sebring’s bats seemed to be adjusting in the bottom of the third, as Frazier and Seth Cannady each waited back and squared one up. But Frazier’s didn’t quite have that extra biscuit for breakfast and went for a deep fly-out to left and Cannady’s didn’t get enough elevation and went for a line-out to left. Peck shot a single to left, but Helms had a hard time holding that palm tree back and popped out to center to end the inning. Cannady relieved and retired the side in order in the top of the fourth before Sebring would soon put it away. Crouch drew a walk and Simons knocked him in with a double. Bible’s single put another duck on the pond and DeGenaro brought them both home with a single to make it a 6-0 lead. Brendan Doty and Frazier drew consecutive walks and Cannady doubled to left to make it 7-0. The call went to the bullpen for harder-throwing reliever, which seemed to be just what the doctor ordered as Peck soon ended it with that lone home run of the game, a three-run blast well beyond the left-center field fence. “You wonder if you’re team is really that good or if maybe the tournament is down a little,” coach Frazier said. “But these kids have been working hard ever since last year’sWorld Series. Playing in tournaments and practicing to get better. I think we are a really good team. And if we can get a chance to go back, we’ll find out.” Undefeated in tournament play, Sebring was to face West Seminole American, who topped Okeechobee 7-3 in Wednesday’s other semifinal, Thursday night for the title, needing one win to clinch it, while Seminole would need to beat them twice. Sebring topped Seminole 11-1 Tuesday night behind two Crouch home runs, including the two-run walkoff, and a three-run shot by Peck. See Sunday’s News-Sun for the tournament title outcome. Continued from 1B Ozone title match sees familiar foes News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Above left: Daniel Simons gave up just one hit while striking out two in his three innings of work Wednesday. Above right: Brendan Doty camps under this pop up to get an out in the first inning of Sebrings win in the Dixie Ozone State Tournament. News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN With ball already in hand, Robert Spoone merely awaits the slide of this Hardee runner to make the tag and record the out in the Sebring AAA All-Stars 15-7 win Wednesday night.


C M Y K Better Breathers meet on FridaySEBRING –The American Lung Association’s Better Breathers Club is a Lung Health Support Club for adults with lung disease, and their families and friends. The club offers educational information on COPD, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, sleep apnea, and other lung diseases. Adifferent speaker is featured each meeting on topics ranging from living with lung diseases, equipment use, managing and coping with your disease, and more. The meeting is facilitated by Carol Watson, RRT. The next meeting is at noon today in Conference Room 3, second floor at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center in Sebring, on Sun ’N Lake Boulevard. This month’s speaker is Bill Pollard, RRT, RSPGT, with Florida Hospital’s Center for Sleep Studies. He will explain what a sleep study is, what happens during the study and how to prepare it. Ahealthy snack and beverage will be provided. For more information about the support group call Mike Napper at 402-3450. Hardly a day goes by that a patient doesn’t walk into our office complaining of a “cobweb” in their vision. Some patients will describe the image as a “tadpole” or “bug” moving in their line of sight. These images seem to change position with eye or head movement. The layman’s term for this condition is floaters, specifically, vitreous floaters. Upon dilated examination, the eye doctor will observe one or more light gray to dark black opacities floating within the vitreous gel. This gel makes up about 80 percent of the globe. It is the largest structure within the eye. With age, the vitreous thins and may separate from the back of the eye. This is called a posterior vitreous detachment, or PVD. This is quite common and usually harmless. Floaters are caused by tiny bits of vitreous gel or cells that cast shadows on the retina. The opacities may take on many different shapes, as mentioned above and will float within the vitreous as the eye moves. The doctor will also look for pigment floating within the vitreous, retinal tears or detachments, vitreous hemorrhaging, or retinal hemorrhaging. The presence of pigment floating within the vitreous or a vitreous hemorrhage carries a high probability that the patient also has a retinal tear. Light flashes are sometimes a complaint resulting from floaters. They are usually considered to be a result of traction between the vitreous gel and the inner lining of the eye, known as the retina. The vitreous gel tugs on the retina with eye movement, which is why patients complain more of flashes of light when they move their eyes. The incidence of flashing lights increases with age as the vitreous gel continues to liquefy, becoming more mobile. Flashes of light may signify a higher risk of retinal tears. This is not to be confused with the zig-zag pattern of flashing lights associated with migraine headaches. These type of flashing lights usually last about 20 minutes and are sometimes multicolored. A headache may or may not follow. No vitreous or retinal problems are associated with these types of flashing lights. As aggravating as they may initially seem, no treatment is recommended for floaters. Most vitreous floaters will seem to become smaller or collapse on themselves over time. Gravity also acts to pull larger floaters down out of the line of sight of the patient, but this may take time. The brain will learn to suppress the image over time, to the point that the patient is not aware of the floater at all. If a retinal tear is found, the patient is referred to a retinal specialist for treatment. The retinal doctor may recommend laser or cryotherapy within 24 to 72 hours to avoid the development of a retinal detachment. The majority of patients who have a retinal detachment are aware of a persistant curtain or shadow somewhere in their visual field. If this occurs, they are to return to their eye doctor immediately for further evaluation. Valerie Moulds is a board certified optometric physician practicing in Sebring and is Arizona and Florida certified in diagnostics and therapeutics. She is a member of the American, Arizona and Florida Optometric Associations. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure your condition. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, July 22, 2011Page 5B DESIGNER DENTAL; 3.639"; 4"; Black; tv incentive; 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 9 0 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 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 3 8 6 HEALTHYLIVING DearReaders: Recently, I asked my Facebook fans to share their favorite folk remedies. These homegrown tips are not intended to take the place of your physician's advice, nor does my printing them imply effectiveness. So don't email me if you wind up smelling like lasagna or a speed stick. Here is a sampling of the submissions: When you get bit from an insect, like a fire ant or mosquito, you just roll on plain deodorant. It works like a charm. Sandy G. I have chronic sinus (and fungal) infections. I read an article about oregano so I boiled the spice in water, let it cool to room temperature and strained it into a spray bottle. It works great. Patricia A. For RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome), I slip a bar or two of Ivory soap under my bed sheets, down low by my calves and ankles. I have no idea why it works, but it does. Ellen M. I have a great way to relieve irritated skin, especially from when it is humid or sweat is just sitting on the skin. Make your own special body wash. Mix about 4 drops of 100 percent pure tea tree oil into some inexpensive body wash (or shampoo) and cleanse your skin. Keep on hand to relieve ant, flea or mosquito bites. Ginny G. You can put duct tape on a wart to starve it of oxygen. Victoria W. My wife has IBS and suffers quite a bit. We use one essential oil capsule of peppermint and it stops her cramping and soothes her stomach almost immediately. Dennis E. YES YES YES to the peppermint oil. I had some bad IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) cramps throughout my perimenopausal years and peppermint tea (or capsules) were the only things that could stop the painful cramps! Ellen M. My husband had an infected big toe and he soaked it in a foot bath of warm water with epsom salt (about 1 cup) along with two or three drops of oregano oil. He did this three times daily for three days and the infection cleared. Sandy L. I had a persistent rash on my skin, and I applied coconut oil (purchase this at your local health food store) and it worked for me. Susan C. You might be able to replace narcotics such as Vicodin (hydrocodone) or Oxycontin (oxycodone sustained-release) with herbs such as Valerian Root and/or Kava Kava. Yes, I have done this! Bethany R. When I get an upset stomach or mild heartburn, I eat some pure ginger, the candied sort that has some crystallized sugar on it. Candied ginger is sold at health food stores, not supermarkets. Dawn D. For constipation, you can eat two cooked beets (boiled, roasted or marinated) and you should have a bowel movement that day. Suzy C. My hiccups were annoying so I put good ol’ honey and a sprinkle of sugar on the back of my tongue and it stopped them immediately. Tracy L. 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. Folk remedies may be weird, but effective Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Special to the News-SunAdventist Health System (AHS), which is comprised of 43 hospital campuses including Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center and Florida Hospital Wauchula, has received the Gallup Great Workplace Award, recognizing the organization as having one of the best-performing workforces in the world. AHS was presented the award during the Gallup Summit May 1012, 2011, in Omaha, Neb. “Florida Hospital in Sebring, Lake Placid and Wauchula is home to more than 1,400 staff members who are dedicated to restoring and promoting health in our community. As part of the nearly 55,000 other AHS employees across the country, they work each day to offer health, hope and healing to our patients. This award shows that our employees have a deep connection with the work they do,” said Tim Cook, CEO and president of Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center and Florida Hospital Wauchula. The Gallup Great Workplace Award is based on the most rigorous workplace research ever conducted. A panel of workplace experts evaluated the award-winning organizations. AHS is among the 29 winning companies because its employee engagement results demonstrate one of the most productive and engaged workforces in the world. During the Gallup Summit, Great Workplace Award winners presented the best practices they applied to their workplace and the improved business results they achieved through building an engaged workforce. “The winners of this award have established a new global standard for engaging people,” said Tom Rath, who leads Gallup’s Workplace and Leadership Consulting practice. “When compared to the millions of workgroups we have studied around the world, the awardees have worked tirelessly to ensure that each employee has an emotional connection to the company’s mission and growth.” “We place a tremendous value on our employees; they are our most importan t asset,” said Donald L. Jernigan, President and CEO of Adventist Health System. “We will continue to focus on creating and maintaining an environment where employees are engaged, fulfilled and focused on our mission o f Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. As a result, our patients and communities benefit from thei r dedication and commitmen t to excellence.” Florida Hospital staff members among worlds best-performing workforces No treatment recommended for vitreous floaters Focal Point Dr. Valerie Moulds Free amplified telephones distributionSEBRING — Hearing Impaired Persons will distribute free amplified telephones to Florida residents who have a hearing or speech loss, in the conference room at Nu-Hope Elder Care Services, 6414 U.S. 27 South, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. By appointment only. Call (941) 743-8347. Classified ads get results!Call 314-9876


C M Y K Page 6BNews-SunFriday, July 22, 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 Atonement Lutheran ChurchSEBRING — The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost celebration will be led by the Rev. Jefferson Cox. This is an open invitation to all churches and people in the community to come and enhance your Lenten experience by walking the Labyrinth Prayer Garden which is on the east side of the church premises.Avon Park Church of ChristAVON PARK — “Victory Over Trials” (James 1:2-4, 12), will be the message presented by Minister Larry Roberts Sunday. The Lord’s Supper is served every Sunday. Vacation Bible School will be each Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. 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 ChurchAVON PARK — This Sunday morning, Pastor Scott McLean will be preaching a sermon entitled “God’s Redeeming Love.” The church is at 1320 C.R. 64, east the Avon Park High School. For more information, call 4712663 or visit www.christlutheranavonpark.org/. This is an LCMS congregation.Christian Training Church SEBRING — Associate Minister Casey L. Downing will bring the message titled “Living Now” at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study is canceled for the month of July. Eastside Christian ChurchLAKE PLACID — The Wednesday adult mid-week Bible study and discussion time is an informal setting with open discussion. If you are interested in knowing the Bible better, join this time of study and fellowship. Eastside Christian Church is at 101 Peace Avenue in Lake Placid, two miles east of U.S. 27 on CR 621. Call 465-7065.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING — The Rev. George Miller will deliver Sunday morning’s sermon “Blessed Are Those Who Know” with Scripture taken from I Kings 3:5-15. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit www.sebringemmanuelucc.com/.First Baptist Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK — Rev. Jon Beck will be speaking at the Sunday services. Wednesday services include prayer meeting and Bible study as well as children and youth activities. Spanish church led by Rev. Johnattan Soltero is held on Sundays and Wednesdays. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. 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 entitled “Accepting The New Way” taken from Luke 5:3339. The church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper Avenues in Placid Lakes. Anursery is provided for all services. For more information, call 465-5126 from 8 a.m. to 12 noon, Monday through Thursday or e-mail the church at placidlakes@hotmail.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 Chris Baker, Mike Graves, Carol Chandler and Carol Graves. Greeter will be Carol Chandler and Lynne Warman will be responsible for the Call to Worship. There will be no Children’s Church during the month of July. The pastor’s sermon is title, “The Ten Commandments, Part I” and is taken from Exodus 20:1-8. Lighting the candles during the month of July is Daniel Thibodeau. Joyce Winstel will serve in the nursery on Sunday. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Avenue. Call 385-0352 for more information.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK — On Sunday morning, the Rev. Tim Osterlund will be the guest speaker. Special music will be provided by Wendy Garcia singing “How Great Thou Art” and “Be Not Afraid” with Kathleen Richards on the flute and Cheryl Sanders at the piano. Sunday school is available for all ages. The adult Sunday school class is watching a video series published by Focus on the Family and narrated by renowned teacher and historian Ray VanderLaan. These videos visit different places in the Holy Land and make the viewer feel as if they are back in Bible times. Not only are the videos informative but very emotional for not only those on the tour but the class as they watch th e videos. Wendy Garcia is teaching the youth class and their lessons discuss how the Bible applies to life today. The Family Gathering meets at Sunday evening., On Thursday, Men’s Fellowship meets at The Depot at for breakfa st and then will return to the church for a short Bible study and a work project at a member’s home. The church is at 215 E. Circle Street (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). For more information, call the church office at 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING — “How Do You Define AChristian?” is the title of Church News Continued on page 7B


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, July 22, 2011Page 7B 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@earth 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 Sunday morning’s given by the Rev. Cecil Hess, guest speaker. Monday through Friday is Summer Day Camp for ages 11-14 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in fellowship hall (excluding holidays). The program includes lunch, snacks and activities (Bible lessons, sports, crafts and games) and is free other than field trips. Space is limited. Sign up in the church office.First United Methodist Church of Sebring SEBRING — The Rev. A.C. Bryant will bring the message “Peter and John Arrested” with Scripture take from Acts 4:1-12 at the services on Sunday. Family Fellowship Dinner & Bible Study on Wednesday evening with dinner in the Family Life Center. Family Movie Night on Saturday, July 30, at 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center will be showing “To Save a Life.” Listen Live on WITS-AM 1340 each Sunday. Call the church office for information at 385-5184. The church is downtown at 126 South Pine Street. Visit www.sebringfirstumc.com/.Grace Pointe ChurchSEBRING — Home Bible study on Tuesday continues the study in Revelations. Class for kids is a summertime special. Sunday, the church will continue its river renewal walk through the Psalms. Class provided for children. The church welcomes back its missionary from Grace Pointe, California. Check out Grace Pointe regular services on ustream. Log onto Facebook for upcoming events and a daily message from Pastor Ron Zimmer.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING — Pastor Ted Moore’s sermon this Sunday will be: “The Shadow of the Cross,” with Scripture from: Mark 8:34-38. Communion is offered during the service weekly The service will also include Roland Bates singing “Room at the Cross for You!” and Richard Swenson singing “At the Cross.” Vacation Bible School will be Aug. 1-5 from 5-8 p.m. featuring crafts, food, games, fun Bible lessons and great skits, led by Amanda Armentrout. VBS is open to grades kindergarten through eighth. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix). Call 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID — Pastor Claude Burnett will preach at the Summer Heritage Worship Service in the Sanctuary and at the New Song Contemporary Service in Rob Reynolds Hall on the theme “Feeding the 5,000.” Pastor Jerry McCauley will preach at the Celebration Service in the Sanctuary. Children’s Church will begin with Wiggle Time in the Sanctuary. The youth group will meet for a lake party at 3 p.m. The Church is at 500 Kent Ave., overlooking Lake Clay. For information, call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING — The Sunday morning Bible lesson, “Let God Rule” is from Judges 7 (King James Version). Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the Sunday morning message. The Sunday evening service will be the end-of-the-month-sing (yes, we know it’s a week early this month), followed by fellowship time. The Wednesday evening service will be praise, prayer and Bible study.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING — On Sunday, the sermon topic will be “God’s Treasure” taken from Matthew 13:44-52. The Vacation Bible School ceremony is at the 11 a.m. service with a potluck dinner to follow. Nursery is provided at all three services.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING — On Sunday morning, Pastor Keith Simmons will have a sermon titled “If You’re Happy and You Know It.” He will have the Scripture reading from Romans 14:17-15:2. Sunday school meets in the Fidelis Room. They will be studying “God Calls People to Jubilee.” They will be looking at the Scripture from Leviticus 25:8-24.Southside Baptist ChurchSEBRING — “Jacob: Wrestling With God” from Hebrews 11:23-29 is the topic the Rev. David Altman will be speaking on in the morning worship service Sunday. Children’s church and a nursery are available. Continued from page 6B Church News Continued on page 8B RELIGION NEWS GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes religion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Fridays paper. Submit items to the News-Sunsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155, ext. 516.


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 NewsSunon any changes in this listing by calling 385-6155, ext. 516; send any changes by e-mail to editor@newssun.com;or mail them toNews-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 46 p.m. Members and guests only. For details, call 4711448. Avon Park Breakfast Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Rotary Club building. Better Breathers Club Support Group This American Lung Association affiliated group meets the last Friday of each month, at 12:00 pm in Conference Room 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun n Lake Blvd. Contact Mike Napper, RRTat (863)402-3450 for more information. 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. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers a class in Lake Placid at the Sunshine RV Resort from 911 a.m. Friday. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him atsamdunn@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 nonmembers. 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 Hi-12 Club meets at noon on the fourth Friday at the Lake Placid Elks, except in June, July and August. All Masons and their ladies are welcome. For reservations or information, call 465-3038. 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. 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. Teamster Retirees meet at the Teamster's Local 444 Union Hall at 211 Potontoc St., Auburndale at 11 a.m. on the last Friday of the month (except June, July and August). For details, call Paul Thomas at 471-9684. U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club serves a steak dinner on the fourth Friday of every month for $7 at VFW Post 9853, State Road 64 West and North Oliva Drive. For information call Hocky at (954) 592-4847 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 serves steak by the ounce from 5:30-7 p.m. every fourth Friday at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, 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.SATURDAY 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 2-4 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 Public Library has a free Adult Film Series at noon. For details, call 4523803. Citrus Ridge Decorative Artists is a chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters. The chapter meets the fourth Saturday of the month at Waters Edge of Lake Wales, 10 Grove Ave. West in Lake Wales. Doors open at 9 a.m. and meeting begins at 10 a.m. Bring a bagged lunch with painting to follow. Guests are welcome to come and join the fun, meet the members and fellowship with the chapter. Call Vickie Alley, Frotproof area at (863) 632-1472, or Judy Nicewicz, Highlands County area at 273-1339.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 County Democratic Women's Club typically meets the fourth Saturday of each month unless there is a DWC event planned. Call 214-4680 to confirm the next meeting date. Meetings are from 911:30 a.m. at Democratic Headquarters, 4216 Sebring Parkway (beside Ruby Tuesdays). The morning includes a continental breakfast, a speaker, a political action discussion and the regular business meeting. Like-minded guests are welcome. Highlands County Housing Authority meets 7 p.m., 3909 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. 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 3822208. 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 6554007. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 serves breakfast from 8-11 a.m. and horse raicing at 5:30 p.m. every second and fourth Saturday at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid For more details, call 6995444. 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 385-8902. SUNDAY American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 1-9 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 46 p.m. Members and guests only. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Inerstate chapter of A.B.A.T.E. meets the last Sunday of every month at The Blue Crab, 825 Ridgewood Dr., Sebring at 1 1 a.m. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 lounge is open from 1-7 p.m. Card games start at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has karaoke in the pavilion. Horseshoes played at 9:30 a.m. Food available at 4 p.m Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Overeaters Anonymous, meets from 4-5 p.m. in second floor conference roomNo. 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 382-7731. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. For details on the organization, go towww.oa.org. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 offers NASCAR racing in the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open and kitchen open from 2-5 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Veterans of Foreign War s 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 War s Post 4300 Karaoke is from 58 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. Page 8BNews-SunFriday, July 22, 2011www.newssun.com STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 9 8 4 2 64 WEST COLLISION; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv incentive; 0 0 0 0 9 8 8 1 ABC APPLIANCE; 3.639"; 4"; Black; tv incentive; 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 1 LAKE DENTON CAMP; 3.639"; 3"; Black; toma; 0 0 0 1 0 3 8 3 Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Ashort worship service will follow the meal. Wednesday services include a student ministry and adult Bible study and prayer meeting. The church is at 379 S. Commerce Ave. For information, call 385-0752.Spring Lake Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING — “Things Will Work Out” with Scripture taken from Isaiah 11:1-11, is the title of Sunday morning’s sermon given by the Rev. Don Davis.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING — Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. The Rev. Clyde Weaver’s sermon will be “Abraham, AMan of Obedience.” Fellowship follows the service.The Way ChurchSEBRING — Zac Tsai, youth leader, will be sharing his testimony, a story of how God can do great things through less than ordinary people on Sunday. “Pandamania” is the theme for Vacation Bible School, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. The Way Church is at 1005 North Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Church phone is 471-6140. Pastor’s cell is 214-6190. For church information and the pastor’s messages go to www.thewaychurch.org/. Continued from page 7B VBS at The Way SEBRING — “Pandamania” is the theme for Vacation Bible School to be held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon at The Way Church, for pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. The Way Church is at 1005 North Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Please call 471-6140 for more information.Kids Club at Calvary SEBRING — Calvary Church on Hammock Road invites children between ages of 5-11 to Kids Club, Friday, Aug. 5, from 6-8 p.m. Free school supplies will be given to every child. Reservations are required. Call 835-3852 to provied a name and phone number and how many children you will be bringing.VBS at Sebring Christian ChurchSEBRING — Panda Mania will be the theme for Vacation Bible School at Sebring Christian Church Aug. 7-12, from 68:30 p.m. Call for details or to register over the phone, call 382-6676. Merry Widows meet the second Wednesday of each month at various locations. Call for details. Women’s Grief Support Group meets every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Men's Grief Support Group meets every Wednesday at 1 p.m. Alzheimer’s Caregivers Support Group (in cooperation with the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association) meets each Thursday from 1-2 p.m. The JOYGroup meets the last Monday of every month. Call for details. Sebring Christian Church is at 4514 Hammock Road (the last church on the right on Hammock Road before you enter the Highlands Hammock). Office hours are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 382-6676.Evening study begins at St. JohnSEBRING – Beginning Sunday, Aug. 7 from 4:306:30 p.m. David Averill, director of Christian Education at St. John, will be leading a four-week study titled “Serving from the Heart.” This is a guide to help adults discover their unique gifts and talents for service, the inspiration to serve and a way to connect with service in the church community. The study leads adults through assessing their spiritual gifts, talents and abilities, resources, individual style, dreams and experiences-all adding up to a unique ability to serve God and neighbor. Spaces are limited so make reservations soon by calling the church at 3821736. St. John United Methodist Church is at 3214 Grand Prix Drive. RELIGION Snapshots Church News COMMUNITYCALENDAR BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s bishops conference says Pope Benedict XVI will meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel and longtime former leader Helmut Kohl in his upcoming visit to the country of his birth. The organization on Wednesday released the official program of the Sept. 22-25 tour, Benedict’s first state visit to Germany since becoming pope. It also includes meetings with other politicians, as well as Jewish and Muslim leaders. Germany saw record numbers of Roman Catholics leave the church in 2010. Pope to meet with Kohl, Merkel on Germany visit


C M Y K By CHRISTYLEMIRE APMovie CriticLet Tony Stark make the wisecracks and Nick Fury give the intimidating commands. As Steve Rogers, Chris Evans brings an earnest dignity and intelligence to “Captain America: The First Avenger,” the final Marvel Comics set-up for next summer’s all-star blockbuster “The Avengers.” There’s little humor here outside a few moments in which this superhero discovers the full breadth of his powers and the presence of Tommy Lee Jones, who shows up and does that bemused, condescending thing he can do in his sleep. Director Joe Johnston’s film feels weighty and substantial, even in the dreaded and needless 3-D, and it has a beautiful, sepia-toned, artdeco look about it. The lighting, production design, costumes, even the perfect shade of red lipstick on retro-chic Hayley Atwell all look just right. Plenty of action awaits, but it’s not empty or glossy. You are not in for a giddy, winking, high-flying summer fling. And that’s OK — there’s something appealing about such an old-fashioned approach. Evans, who previously played a Marvel comic-book hero as the smart-alecky Human Torch in both “Fantastic Four” movies, takes a very different tone here as the World War II fighting hero. Rogers is a scrawny kid from Brooklyn with dreams of military glory who keeps getting rejected each time he tries to sign up for service. (In a creepy but seamless special effect, Evans’head is placed on a skinny body; that deep, serious voice of his gives the character gravitas and heart.) Scientist Abraham Erskine (Stanley Tucci) sees something special in him, though, and enlists him for a daring experiment. Through some high-tech injections, Steve is transformed into a super soldier known as Captain America. Despite his newly buffed physique, the government believes the best use of this human weapon is to send him out on tour selling war bonds. But Rogers isn’t the only one who’s been juicing: Hugo Weaving plays the former Nazi leader Johann Schmidt, who will reveal himself to be the villainous Red Skull. He’s formed his own splinter group, Hydra, and insists that his minions greet him with a Hitler-style salute. He’s built some formidable weaponry with the help of Toby Jones as his put-upon scientist assistant. The rest of the abundant supporting cast includes Jones as Col. Chester Phillips, who’s skeptical of the kid’s abilities; Dominic Cooper as the clever and charming inventor Howard Stark; and Atwell as British agent Peggy Carter. Atwell’s gorgeous looks make her a great fit for the part, but her character is better developed than you might imagine; she’s no damsel in distress, waiting for Captain America to save her, but rather a trained fighter who’s very much his equal. But “Captain America” is far more engaging when it’s about a scrappy underdog overcoming the odds than it is about generic shoot-outs and exploding tanks. It only scratches the surface in trying to examine the perils of premature fame. We’re surely in store for an over-the-top spectacle when “The Avengers” hits theaters next year. ‘Til then, this is a nourishing appetizer.Friends with BenefitsDirector and co-writer Will Gluck (“Easy A”) has crafted a hyper, R-rated, postmodern rom-com that laments the genre’s saccharine falsehoods while ultimately falling prey to the clichis it strives to upend. The dialogue is snappy and the plot makes efforts for emotional realism, but the story is a familiar one: romantically exhausted friends (Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis) try to forge a sexual relationship without emotion. They have terrific comedic timing and look great in bed together, but don’t have enough friction for real chemistry. Woody Harrelson, Patricia Clarkson and Richard Jenkins lead a strong supporting cast, but Gluck’s film is too smooth for the realism and mockery it seeks. Its best parody comes in a film within the film, a mock rom-com with Jason Segel and Rashida Jones. Easily superior to and far smarter than the earlier released “No Strings Attached.” Rated R for sexual content and language. Running time 104 minutes. Two and a half stars out of four. — Jake CoyleProject NimDirector James Marsh, who won the documentary-feature Oscar for 2008’s “Man on Wire,” takes on yet another story of astounding human behavior; while he crafted that film about tightropewalker Philippe Petit with the thrills of a heist flick, this animal tale plays like an engrossing, dramatic biography. In a bold experiment during the 1970s, Nim, a chimpanzee, was taken from his mother’s arms just days after his birth and raised as a child — until his animal instincts became too overpowering and it became painfully obvious that the people in charge of him had no idea what they were doing. Marsh has interviewed the key players, most of whom look back with a cleareyed combination of fondness and regret. You get the sense that their intentions were honorable in studying the way animals and humans communicate — at least, at first. “Project Nim” ends on a vaguely uplifting note, but not before shaking you up and making you ponder what humanity is about. Rated PG-13 for some strong language, drug content, thematic elements and disturbing images. 93 minutes. Three and a half stars out of four. DearAbby: My best friend “Zoe” is unable to have children. She tried in vitro four times without success. The doctors told her there’s nothing else they can do. Her uterus is not able to carry a child to term. Zoe and her husband have decided to adopt. However, it is very expensive and all of their savings went toward the IVF treatments. Zoe’s mom wants to have a benefit to raise money for them. I am against the idea because, in my opinion, benefits are given for something you don’t choose (like cancer or a house fire). Adopting a child is a choice. I live paycheck-to-paycheck as it is, and I don’t feel comfortable donating to this cause. What if they change their minds after the benefit or the adoption doesn’t work out? What will they do with the money then? Is what they’re planning acceptable? Am I wrong to feel this way? I know I’ll be talked about by Zoe and her mother if I don’t contribute. — Friend in Conflict DearFriend in Conflict: Whether Zoe and her mother retaliate by gossiping about you is beside the point. I see nothing wrong with a benefit. If Zoe and her husband can’t afford to adopt a baby, another option they might consider is becoming foster parents. There are thousands of children who need good homes and loving parents and that, to me, would be the perfect solution. Please suggest it to them. If you are living paycheck-to-paycheck, then you do not have money to donate to this cause or any other right now. DearAbby: I’m a 19year-old student who works. Recently, I was talking with a co-worker about life, the economy and tough times. As we conversed I mentioned that I use hand soap as shampoo and body wash to save money. Afew days later, during my lunch hour, I found grocery bags containing toiletries in the back of my vehicle. I didn’t say anything about it to him, but he mentioned “seeing someone” put something in my car. I feel uneasy about this. I didn’t mean to throw a pity party. I’m unsure whether to accept this “anonymous” gift. It was a nice gesture, but I don’t want it to become a regular occurrence. Should I say something? — Have My Pride in Arizona DearHave My Pride: Yes. Write your co-worker a short note, thanking him for his generous gift. Then say you think he is caring and thoughtful, but you are accepting his gift only as a onetime gesture. DearAbby: Adear friend, “Harold,” passed away suddenly from a heart attack. Since we knew his wishes, he was cremated. Harold always hated having his picture taken, so the only photo available for display at his memorial was his driver’s license photo, and he looked like a deer in the headlights. I wish we’d had a few candid shots of Harold to remember him by. I would have loved to have kept one for myself. Please urge your cameraphobic readers to permit family and friends to snap a shot or two of them every once in a while, before it’s too late. Thanks. — Missing Him in Illinois DearMissing Him: Please accept my condolences. The fear that the only picture available for their memorial would be a driver’s license photo (or a mug shot) may convince my camera-shy readers to relent. But don’t count on it. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two booklets: Abbys Favorite RecipesŽ and More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby.Ž Send a business-size, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $12 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby „ Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included in price.) www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, July 22, 2011Page 9B AVON PARK BINGO; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv incentive; 0 0 0 0 9 8 8 0 CREATIVE FLOORS; 3.639"; 3"; Black; toma; 0 0 0 1 0 3 7 4 FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 7/22/11; 0 0 0 1 0 3 7 5 HICO SCHOOL BOARD; 5.542"; 3"; Black; PO#201200498 town hall meeting; 0 0 0 1 0 3 8 8 Fundraiser to pay for adoption rubs friend the wrong way DIVERSIONS Dear Abby Captain America is solid, old-fashioned superhero stuff Courtesy of Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios/MCT Chris Evans plays Captain America in Captain America: The First Avenger, from Paramount Pictures and Marvel Entertainment. Movie Review Captain America: The First Avenger Rating: PG-13 (intense sequence of sci-fi violence and action) Running time: 126 minutes Review: (of 4)


C M Y K LIVING 10B PAGE News-Sun Friday, July 22, 2011 FASCINATING FACTS Global warming is spreading poison ivy. Experiments on forest plots suggest rising levels of carbon dioxide promote the rapid growth of poison ivy and other woody vines, according to scientist Dr. Jacqueline Mohan, at the Ecosystems Center of the Marine Biological Laboratory at Woods Hole, Mass. The active ingredient in poison ivy, urushiol, is also present in poison oak, poison sumac, cashew shells, the Japanese lacquer tree and the ginkgo tree. Two micrograms of urushiol is enough to cause a reaction in hypersensitive persons. That's about 1/30 the size of a single grain of salt. Smoke-borne particles of urushiol are as potent as those in the living plant, and one of the major hazards for firefighters battling forest fires. The plant may be dead, but the malady lingers. Exposure to dried leaves and stems can cause a rash, even after a dozen years.MYTHS Scratching spreads the rash. The facts: Once it's a rash, it doesn't spread. It's only when the oil is still on the surface of the skin, right after exposure, that it can be spread. It also can spread from tools, pets and clothing. Poison ivy can spread through the blood stream. The facts: The toxin penetrates the skin and causes local damage. Any apparent spread is through skin contact. If you're hypersensitive, you can get poison ivy just by driving near a patch. The facts: Not likely, unless the plants are damaged say, by mowing or a fire and the urushiol is carried through the air. By Bill Marvel/The Dallas Morning NewsIf poison ivy were a movie monster, it would be worse than those blood-sucking creatures in "War of the Worlds." Worse than The Thing or Alien. Much, much worse than Godzilla. If poison ivy were a movie monster, it would be out there waiting for you where you least expect it, crouching in the shade under that bush in your backyard. It would slither along your alley fence. It would sit beside the picnic table in that charming roadside spot, the one where the kids had such a wonderful time romping through the woods. You couldn't kill it. Chop off its head and it would spring to life again. Burn it and it would spread through the neighborhood poisoning the air. But it's not a movie monster. It's just a woody vine that grows lush and green even lusher and greener thanks to global warming putting out pale yellow flowers once a year. Adelight to the eye. Like your aunt's prized porcelain figurines very pretty, but don't touch. It will irritate you, but it won't kill you. And it can be killed, though not easily. Eventually that burning itch will go away. In the meantime, there are things you can do.WHAT IS THAT STUFF?If it has three-leaf clusters, it could be poison ivy or poison oak. Poison sumac has 7 to 13 leaves on a stem. Despite their names, all are members of the cashew family and equally irritating. Poison ivy and oak can grow as groundcover, as a bush or a climbing vine. They like the edges of fields, the undergrowth of gloomy forests, and, more often than you’d imagine, suburban backyards and parks. Sumac grows as a bush or small tree and prefers swampy areas. Poison oak leaves are shaped like regular oak leaves. Ivy leaves are shiny or sort of waxy. Look for the little flowers through midsummer, and after that the clusters of white or gray berries. In the fall, the leaves turn reddish. Dead or dying plants sometimes have shiny black flecks on them. That’s urushiol resin, the stuff that causes all the itching.CAN I GET RID OF IT?You could get a goat. Goats love poison ivy — so do rabbits and deer — and are not bothered by the toxins. But your neighbors might be bothered by the goat. The other way is to starve it out, week by week. “It’s not easy,” says Dr. Steve George, area horticulture specialist with the Texas Cooperative Extension Service. He knows because he has it in his backyard, where his dog rubs against it and passes it on to family members. “The best advice I have is to wear gloves, preferably rubber gloves, and long-sleeved shirts,” he says. To get rid of the mature plants chop them off at ground level (dispose of the corpses carefully; they’re still full of urushiol). Wait a couple weeks until a new set of plants appear and chop again. Repeat as needed. Eventually the plant will exhaust its food resources and fail to sprout. The various brush-killing herbicides on the market, such as Ortho’s Brush-B-Gon Poison Ivy Killer, work, but George cautions, “They’ll also consider your shrubs and trees fair game.” If you must use an herbicide, he says, mix it with water according to directions and daub it on the leaves with a sponge. Once again, the plant dies back, then will return, so repeated applications are necessary. Eventually you’ll win. If it’s really a big outbreak, you can call landscape firms that also advertise brush clearance. Make sure they know what they’re doing. Several we contacted thought, erroneously, that one visit would do the trick and that the dead leaves and stalks are harmless. Above all, don’t burn the remains. The smoke carries off particles of the urushiol oil, thus sharing your misery with everybody downwind.WHAT IF I'M EXPOSED?If you know you’ve touched it — or touched something that’s touched poison ivy, like those gloves you wore to pull it out, your shoes or the family pet — here’s some advice from Dr. Ponciano Cruz, professor and vice chairman of the Department of Dermatology at the University of Texas Southwestern. He recommends promptly washing with soap and water to remove the urushiol from the skin surface. Tap water is just fine. The welts and rash of poison ivy are an allergic reaction to the oil, which must penetrate the skin and get to your T-cells to start the damage. The T-cells mobilize in reaction to the invading urushiol, destroying the invader and damaging a considerable area of surrounding skin. That explains the welts and blisters. Once the oil has penetrated, there isn’t a lot you can do except to wait for the rash, George says. It may not come for a day or two, but unless you’re poison-ivy tolerant — and not many are — it’ll come. The good news is that once the rash has developed, you won’t spread it by scratching. The bad news is that your scratching might bring on a secondary infection, which can be worse than the rash itself. Once the rash has developed, over-the-counter cortisone creams usually help. Most rashes usually heal in two weeks. Areally massive exposure calls for a doctor’s care. Treatment, Cruz says, usually consists of a topical steroid cream or ointment plus prednisone, orally or by injection. If you’re resistant or immune to poison ivy, don’t gloat. Immunity can wear off with repeated exposure.POISON IVYRESOURCESPoison Ivy, Oak and Sumac Information Center: poisonivy.aesir.com offers a mixture of useful lore and sometimes questionable advice from folks who have encountered poison ivy, oak and sumac, and have tried various remedies, from massive doses of vitamin C and baking soda baths to applications of gasoline, Miracle Whip and white shoe polish. Proceed with caution.FDA Outsmarting Poison Ivy and its Cousins:http://www.fda.gov /ForConsumers/Consumer Updates/ ucm049342.htm is more authoritative. Unfortunately, no pictures.Poison Ivy Tutorial: Lots of helpful pictures, including gruesome photos of the rash, plus advice www.cattail.nu/ivy/ DAVID J. MOORHEAD/ INVASIVE.ORGAtlantic poison oak TED BODNER/INVASIVE.ORGPoison sumac CHARLES T.BRYSON/ INVASIVE.ORGEastern poison ivy ILLUSTRATION BYTROY OXFORD/MCT