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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 07-29-2011
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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C M Y K By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Cliff Lewis, from the Polk County extension office and state coordinator of Operation: Military Kids, waded through a bevy of children, all wearing bright yellow T-shirts. All the kids here have folks in the military, he said. Theyre having a week of fantastically unbelievable, never-going-to-forget-it fun. He smiled broadly, turning sideways so a child could squeeze by him in the dining hall. It certainly didnt seem he was exaggerating as 104 active children between the ages of 8 and 12 played on 4-H Camp Cloverleafs sloping lawn, which runs down to Lake Francis. They were halfway through a oncea-year, five-day camping experience made possible by Operation: Military Kids, a collaboration of the Army and community organizations, like the 4-H and the Boys & Girls Clubs. Zebb Luster, the camps program director, keeps the children busy with kayaking, swimming, archery, arts and crafts and all the traditional camp favorites. Because of the military connection, there are unexpected additions. For example, an Army National Guard Chinook helicopter and a Coast Guard Dolphin helicopter visited the camp on Wednesday. The Chinook landed, lowered its back ramp and let the children explore the inside. They learned that the heliNEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, July 29-30, 2011 www.newssun.com Volume 92/Number 89 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 96 76Complete Forecast PAGE 16A Clouds, sun and a lot of heat Forecast Question: Who is more to blame for the stalemate on the debt limit? Next question: Has the debt limit crisis hurt President Obamas re-election hopes? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Andrew Ames IV Age 24, of Sebring Anna Clayton Age 95, of Greensboro, N.C. Ernestine Newton Age 77, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 7A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Republicans 46.2% Democrats 53.8% Total votes: 119 Classifieds 13A Community Briefs2A Dear Abby 15B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living 12B Local Golf News4B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times 15B Religion 6B Police Blotter 7A Sports On TV 2B Sudoku Puzzle 15B Index WAUCHULA STATE BANK; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 5 4 4 7 7 See who made the All-County baseball team SPORTS, 1BCream of the crop News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Sebring firefighter douses a Chrysler Sebring convertible with foam Wednesday afternoon in the Sweetbay Shopping Center. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Sebring Fire and Rescues quick response to a single vehicle fire Wednesday afternoon kept a bad situation from getting much worse. A Chrysler Sebring convertible caught fire in the Sweetbay Shopping Center near the Wells Fargo bank entrance, causing gasoline to leak beneath several neighboring vehicles. Sebring fire and police personnel quickly collected keys from owners, who had collected in a group several yards from the fire, and began moving vehicles that were in immediate danger. One unidentified witness, who was parked in the adjacent Wells Fargo drive through entrance, stated that the gasoline ignited and several cars had flames underneath them. It was ... about 6 cars, from that one all the way down to that black one right there. Man they were moving cars so fast. They were so fast, they saved all those cars. I got it all on video on my phone right here, said the witness. The quick action by the Sebring police and fire department team kept the damage to the initial car. No other vehicles were ignited at the scene. Speedy response saves several cars News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY The Coast Guard demonstrated a air-sea rescue on Lake Francis Wednesday, for the benefit of 104 children of military families, who are staying for five days at 4-H Camp Cloverleaf. News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Young children of active military service members gather round to see whats under a hatch cover in a Chinook helicopter the ground. Operation: Military Kids lands at Camp Cloverleaf See MILITARY, page 12ACowboys & AliensGenre mash-up has some problems REVIEW, PAGE15BCrash in APW oman, 82, airlifted after two-car wreck PAGE2A By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING The Board of County Commissioners set the millage rate for the 201112 budget season at 7.100, the same rate that taxpayers shouldered the last fiscal year. Arecommendation from staff and what we have heard from this board is for a certification of 7.100 mills, County Administrator Ricky Helms told the commission. But Helms explained that the average just values of homes have decreased since 2006-07, thus reducing the actual dollars that come into county coffers. Helms also explained that in 2007-08, the average just value of a home in Highlands County peaked at $164,000 and produced an average of $1,185 in tax revenue for the county per home. The projected millage rate and just home value for the next fiscal year would only amount to an average of $366.73 per home in tax revenue for the county. According to Helms, that amounted to a 64.4 percent reduction in tax collections from the 2005-06 fiscal year and a 69 percent reduction rate from peak home values 2006-07. That money is used for services provided under the general fund, like libraries and public safety. Libertarian Michael Berry asked the commission to consider a much lower millage rate. Well, there is no shortage of brass in this county of people coming here asking for money. I am going to propose that the maximum millage rate for the taxpayer be 5.0 mills. I was in here a few days ago, and no less than nine agencies were in here rattling their cups for thousands of taxpayer dollars. I propose a millage of 5.0, Barry said. Despite Barrys suggestion, the board stayed with the 7.100 rate. County keeps millage at 7.1 News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPEHR TUFFLEY Warren West, a captain with the AP fire department and union local 3132s president, addressed the city council Monday night. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK Warren West, a captain with the citys fire department and president of local union 3132, addressed the city council Monday night hoping for clarification regarding the decision to appoint a director of public safety, rather than keep the positions of fire and police chiefs. W est said his questions had nothing to do with actual people, rather the larger issue of organizational structure. He was curious why, after Captain David Cloud turned down an offer to become fire chief in April, interim city manager Julian Deleon did not include a fire chief in the 2011-2012 budget. When did you decide to give (Deleon) instructions to delete the two chiefs and have a safety director? West asked the council. I wouldnt appoint a chief if were doing away with the position in the 2012 budget, Deleon said, adding it would Safety director on AP radar Council will make decision on Aug. 6 See PUBLIC, page 12A www.twitter.com/thenewssun

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C M Y K By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Although County Commissioners grumbled about affordable housing and last-minute agreements at their meeting on Tuesday, they agreed to participate in a six-county consortium for the next three years. In a 3-1 vote, the board approved an inter-local agreement that allowed Hendry County to become the lead agency in a grant county consortium that controls a $652,000 housing grant. Commissioner Jack Richie took a stance against the agreement, stating that he was not happy with seeing something at the last minute. There are a lot of dubious changes. I am not sure that we fully understand what is going on here or what our liabilities are in this situation, Richie said. We are signing on again for an undetermined amount of time. We dont have to necessarily have to use the money, but we are signing on, Commissioner Don Elwell said. This local agreement had many of the same errors the last time we looked at it, County Attorney Ross Macbeth said. If we wanted out of the consortium, would they be able to continue without us? asked Commissioner Greg Harris. Probably not, answered Macbeth. The consortium was enacted to help six counties with Department of Housing and Urban Development grants at a regional level. Highlands County, as the largest county, took the lead providing staff and legal help for the grant administration over the last five years. I think we need to look into this a little bit more, said commission chair Barbara Stewart, initially agreed with Elwells request to table the issue. Assistant County Administrator June Fisher informed the commission that the deadline was July 31, and that no action would lead to essentially no participation. Stewart asked if the county could withdraw from the consortium at a later date after the grant was approved by HUD, and Macbeth answered no. We are in for the duration, Macbeth said. This is the fifth year of the five-year consortium, Stewart said. I think it would be unfair to back out now. If we dont want to spend it, we can turn it over to the other counties. Harris and Elwell agreed. Page 2ANews-SunFriday, July 29, 2011www.newssun.com Pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 00008034 AVON PARK BINGO; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv incentive; 00009880 July 27 131923384251x:3Next jackpot $32 millionJuly 23 3824383940x:3 July 20 5812183136x:4 July 27 3592430 July 26 5671017 July 25 410111520 July 24 16131622 July 27 (n) 9051 July 27 (d) 6518 July 26 (n) 0093 July 26 (d) 3303 July 27(n) 110 July 27 (d) 193 July 26 (n) 791 July 26(d) 933 July 26 524263811 July 22 915213619 July 19 817354114 July 15 1226404315 July 27 3840415159 PB: 33 PP: 2Next jackpot $133 millionJuly 23 17273848 PB: 30 PP: 3 July 20 14384042 PB: 17 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 The phone number for The Studio of Health and Beauty at 1981 U.S. 27 South in Sebring is 386-0822. An incorrect number ran in Sundays News-Sun. The News-Sun apologizes for the error. Correction For Staff Sgt. Daniel Higgins, every day is a gift. During a chaotic eastern Afghanistan firefight on May 26, 2008, Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry picked up an enemy grenade just as it was about to explode. The Army Ranger tossed it out of harms way, losing his right hand in an act of heroism that spared Higgins and Pfc. Lucas Robinson. Petry was awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama on July 12. The day after he attended the emotional White House ceremony, I asked Higgins, who deployed three times each to Afghanistan and Iraq before leaving the Army, what its like to walk around knowing someone saved your life. Robinson and I were actually talking about that (on the day of the ceremony), the combat veteran replied. We pretty much feel forever indebted to him, and thats not going to change. Theres not going to be a hell of a lot of opportunity for us to pay him back, he added. Sgt. 1st Class Jerod Staidle, a fellow Army Ranger who has deployed nine times to Afghanistan and thrice to Iraq, helped convey the enormity of what Petry, the second living Afghanistan war hero to receive the Medal of Honor, did for the men beside him. Staff Sgt. Higgins here, for instance, he went on to become a squad leader himself, Staidle said. Just the impact that he made in the lives of his men below him is going to continue to echo throughout the platoon and the company. Id like him to come back in the Army, but if he doesnt, whatever he does, hes going to continue to make an impact on peoples lives, the battlehardened warrior continued. You just keep doing what youre doing, and thats how you pay it forward. In his first news conference since the Medal of Honor ceremony, Petry, a 31-year-old wounded warrior with a wife and four children, displayed unflinching acceptance of the hand life has dealt him. At the end of the day, I didnt risk any more than any other service member over there, Petry said about his brothers and sisters in arms serving in Afghanistan. There are people with bigger families and just as much in their lives, and they risk it every day. One Army Ranger 21year-old Spc. Christopher Gathercole made the ultimate sacrifice during the Paktia province battle. One of the most stirring moments of the White House ceremony honoring Petry, who has Gathercoles name engraved on a plaque bolted to his prosthetic hand, came when the commander in chief asked the fallen soldiers brother and grandma to stand. Gator we called him Gator meant everything to us, Higgins told The Unknown Soldiers. When you spend as much time together as we all do, we were pretty much brothers, so losing him hurt like crazy. In a bitterly divided nations capital, Democrats and Republicans applauded Gathercoles relatives, providing a rare moment of genuine unity not seen since Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden. I really appreciated that the president did that, Staidle said. I think I speak on behalf of everybody, from the people who knew (Gathercole) in that room ... who were probably holding back some tears, Ill be honest. Pay it forward See SOLDIERS, page 12A COMMUNITYBRIEFS Photo by Jim Taylor Emergency workers study the aftermath of a two car accident in front of Avon Parks WalMart on Wednesday. The APFD had to extract the 82-year-old from the car, who was airlifted to Tampa General. By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK An 82year-old woman was seriously injured in a two-car accident in Avon Park on Wednesday. According to Avon Park Police Department Det. Nathan Coogan, Clara Bennett was trying to cross U.S. 27 at Shop 16 Road and was heading east when her 2009 Ford Focus entered the path of a southbound David Eatmon, 42, of Lakeland. Eatmons 2010 Volvo SUV ended up facing north in the northbound turning lane of U.S. 27 in front of Walmart. Bennetts vehicle ended up facing east after coming to stop on the south sidewalk of Lake Isis Drive. Bennett had to be extracted from her Focus by Avon Park firefighters, and was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital in serious condition. Coogan said that Bennett was in stable condition on Thursday. Witnesses at the scene described a quick extraction by the Avon Park Fire Department, which contributed to getting Bennett to Tampa General faster. We do a lot of training at extraction, said APFD Lt. Steve Kempe. We practice this on a regular basis. We are fortunate that Macklin Towing allows us to practice on vehicles that are going to the junkyard. That helps our response time considerably, Kempe said. According to Coogan, seat belts were in use by both drivers and alcohol was not a factor in the accident. No citations were issued, Coogan added. Woman airlifted after accident in Avon Park County signs on for three more years of subsidized housing Lets Hendry County take leading role A ffinity holds School Supply DriveSEBRING Affinity Health Professionals is conducting their annual School Supply Drive to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Highlands County. The deadline for donations will be Tuesday, Aug. 16.The supplies will be distributedon the clubs annual Back to School Bashbeginning at 10 a.m. on Aug. 18. The event will include a basketball tournament, a D.A.R.E. program, free haircuts, bounce houses, sno cones, popcorn and more. To make your donation, simply stop into Affinity Health Professionals at 2827 Alt. U.S. 27 South. All donors will receive a complementary computerized stress evaluation and 15minute massage for their contribution. The Boys and Girls Club is also looking for donations for theirtwo locations inAvon Park and Sebring. Send a check to 55 A. Miracle Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. The Boys and Girls Club also hosts fundraisers to support the centers, such as the upcoming poker tournament on Aug. 13 beginning at noon and the hot air balloon festival in October. W omans Club hosts summer card partiesSEBRING The GFWC Womans Club of Sebring has been hosting card parties during the summer months in their air-conditioned clubhouse at 4260 Lakeview Drive on the fourth Thursday of the month. The next card party will be held on Thursday, Aug. 25. You do not need to be a member of the Womans Club to attend. Phone 385-7268 for additional details. Y MCA plans Friday car washSEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCAis having a car wash todayto help with the cost of field trips. Members will completely wash and dry your vehicle for a donation. The car wash will be held at the YMCAfrom 8:30-11 a.m.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will host music by Uptown Country from 58 p.m. today. Karaoke by Peg and Perry will be from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Call 452-9853 for information. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will host a game of Texas Hold-em at 2 p.m. today. Music with Fireman from 6-9 p.m. On Saturday, it is Bingobango at 2 p.m. and music with Big Freddie Continued on page 7A Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876

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C M Y K Not an easy thing to do. It is obvious that when a society organizes a government, citizens are entitled yes, entitled to certain core services that only a government can provide. Maintenance of roads, police and fire protection, libraries, access to water and sewer utilities and sanitation are not inclusive, but are all core services. The News-Sun would argue that recreation is one of those core services necessary, and in some instances, only a government can provide. When budget season rolls around, the question in a tight economy is always where to cut first, and recreation is often on the short list of services that can be cut. Recreation is necessary for the health of a society, both mental and physical, no one can argue that. But what type of recreation can be considered a core service? Providing a general park where a family, or even a community, can gather for a picnic or to toss a ball, splash on a beach or even play a spontaneous ballgame, is definitely the type of general recreation that should be funded from tax dollars and should be free to all for access. It is not only expected, but necessary for the health and welfare of a community where access to free open spaces is limited. Additionally, the NewsSun agrees that charging to reserve a pavilion for a large gathering or an organized event is not out of the question and helps provide for the maintenance in the long term. But, building a for-purpose facility, like a golf course, softball, baseball or football field in order to provide for organized sports is not really the sort of an enterprise endeavor for a government to pay for all by itself. Certain money should be invested in such endeavors to promote tourism or attract visitors and to increase the overall image that the quality of life is there for recruiting business, but those who directly benefit from that facility, like the users and spectators, should also pay a reasonable fee to play. Those for-purpose facilities also compete for a market share of visitors for tournaments or competitions, and thus need to maintain a certain level of marketing and upkeep to make them attractive and successful. In those cases, a combination of fees, tourism dollars and other revenue sources have to be used to keep it going. Governments should keep these ideas in mind when they are seeking to balance the cost of those facilities and should make it easy for vendors, tournament promoters and organizers for other events to use the facility. Not that we are encouraging all of those facilities to turn forprofit, but there needs to be a reasonable balance in income to help cover the expenses for the utilities and maintenance. The hope is that Lake Placid, and other governments, keep these facts in mind when they set their fees, and hopefully they make it easier and relatively painless to pay for play. Without that balance, there will be no new for-purpose facilities, no visitors, little commerce generated and the taxpayer alone gets stuck cutting the grass for the facilities we already have. Page 4ANews-SunFriday, July 29, 2011www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 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 Who cuts the grass? Who cuts the grass? Thats the fundamental question floating around this budget season when it comes to recreation, and in the case of Lake Placid, the town council is trying to obtain a balance between a core service and an enterprise. National treasures belong to the citizensEditor: Of course I have known this for many years, but when I read your article about our politicians selling our national treasures, it made my blood boil all over again. Those national treasures belong to the American citizens, not the crooked politicians. America is not for sale to anyone. All of those crooked politicians should be arrested, thrown in jail and tried for treason, no exceptions. If those political crooks cant operate on a balanced budget, then they all ought to be kicked out of office immediately, no exceptions. Because of them; that is why America is in the mess that we are. Don H. Streeter SebringBlame doesnt belong to one partyEditor: In reference to a recent letter to the editor, quoting Abraham Lincolns statement of government of the people, by the people and for the people would not perish from the earth, the Republicans were being blamed for all the disastrous things our beloved country has endured. I dont believe we can put the blame on one party; I would say President Reagan did more for this country than anyone in recent times. I would also say that it does behoove each of us to take a good look at ourselves and see what we can do to correct the problems we have. I dont believe we have ever had a president that did the damage that our present president has done. He simply does not embrace the American way of life. We do elect these candidates, but as long as these unions have the power to control the vote and any party has the backing of the homosexuals and the Hollywood elite, it will be very difficult to elect candidates who uphold Christian values, our Constitution and the American way. If a candidate has already sold out to promote the values of these people before being elected, we stand very little chance of positive change. I thank God for answered prayers; God is all powerful and we certainly need His intervention. We all need to embrace II Chronicles 7:14, If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves, pray and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from Heaven, forgive their sins and heal their land. We can never succeed blaming the other person. We have to take personal responsibility and ask, What can I do? President Obama did inherit a bad situation, but he has certainly added exorbitantly to the problem and we cant look to him to depend on the good Lords help, without which, we are on a path headed for disaster. My prayer is that every person who reads this letter will take it seriously and work while the day is dawning. In the name of our precious Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. Willie Clyde (Toole) Cloud Sebring BouquetMiracles and caring still happenEditor: My wife and I moved to Sebring approximately five years ago from Ohio. One of the concerns we had was changing doctors and leaving our excellent physical therapist/chiropractor behind. Not unlike many others who are trying to cope with pain from bursitis, sciatica and other body discomforts, we were experiencing similar aches. Also, we do not like taking medications if they can be avoided. After first trying a local chiropractor with little success, our family doctor recommended Personal Rehab Inc., located in Lake Placid to us and, in particular, we were to see Rene Smit. Well, at the time I was suffering with both back pain and upper body pain in my arms and hands. After a regiment of treatment and home exercises, I found considerable relief from my upper body discomfort. However, Rene felt that my back pain was really coming from m y hip (nothing he could help me with) and suggested further testing. Long story short, I had an MRI taken and found out that my bac k pain was a hip deterioration, requiring me to have hip replacement surgery. Earlier this year, my wife was working around the house and then she suddenly experienced acute pain in her neck. The diagnosis was a pinched nerve that gave her pain across her right shoulder and down her right arm into her fingers. She initially visited our family doctor, who told her he could not heal pinched nerves. Next, she went to a local chiropract or and after 10 visits, was still in considerable pain. She again visited our family doctor, who recom mended giving Personal Rehab Inc. a call and asking to be seen by Rene Smit. At the outset, Rene said if he could do her an y good, it would be apparent after three to six treatments. After applying his magical hands through a regiment of various massage methods and includin g acupuncture, her acute pain began to subside. It took roughly a month for the complete treatment for her to be pain-free. To say the least, we are sold on Personal Rehab Inc. and would highly rec ommend them to anyone who is experiencing physi cal discomfort. The staff at Personal Rehab Inc. makes a person feel that getting him/her well and keeping a person well is their main purpose. Bruce and Judith Blevins Sebring Make 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, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent 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-Sun has a long history of encouraging public discussion through letters, guest columns, and Readers Response questionnaires. Providing this forum for our readers is a pleasure, not an obligation. EDITORIALPAGEPOLICY How long would the Norway gunman have lasted in Texas or any state where concealed-carry laws are on the books? I ran a survey while on a cruise: in Texas, three minutes; in Montana, seven to eight minutes; in Arizona, two minutes; and in Nevada, three to five minutes. Had Norway not surrendered to the anti-self-defense nuts, and allowed Norwegians to protect themselves by legally carrying guns, the massacre might well have been prevented. Theres a lot of truth in the old adage that if guns are outlawed only outlaws will carry guns. That was certainly true in Norway where Anders Breivik, a lone gunman, launched his assault on youth campers of Utoya Island. According to press reports he fully expected Norways special forces to swoop down and stop him at any minute. It didnt happen. Faced with unarmed victims he was given plenty of time to kill 68 innocent people who could not defend themselves. Had just one of them been armed, Breivik could have been stopped dead and lives would have been spared. Moreover, if anyone had paid attention to Breiviks rants they would not have been surprised when he acted on them, especially since Breivik had preceded his attack by setting off a car bomb in the heart of Oslo. Tragically, Norways anti-gun hysteria resulted in laws restricting gun ownership by law-abiding citizens, leaving them exposed to gun violence at the hands of criminals such as Breivik, who simply ignore anti-gun ownership laws. Despite the Second Amendment, which protects American citizensrights to access to guns for self-protection, the Constitutional right of citizens to bear arms is under constant assault. In his best-selling classic More Guns, Less Crime, John R. Lott, Jr. has proven that guns make us safer. And in the book The Bias against Guns, he shows how liberals bury pro-gun facts out of sheer bias against the truth. With irrefutable evidence, Lott shot down gun critics and provided information we need to win arguments with those fanatics who want to ban gun ownership, leaving criminals who ignore anti-gun ownership laws armed. History teaches us that governments faced with an armed citizenry are restrained from usurping the rights of individuals. It is thus no surprise that governments which seek to exercise dictatorial powers over their citizens inevitably seek to restrict of outlaw gun ownership by their citizenry. In an interview with the University of Chicago, Lott said that states with the largest increases in gun ownership also have the largest drops in violent crimes. Thirty-one states now have such laws called shall-issue laws. These laws allow adults the right to carry concealed handguns if they do not have a criminal record or a history of significant mental illness. He noted that criminals are deterred by higher penalties. Just as higher arrest and conviction rates deter crime, so does the risk that someone committing a crime will confront someone able to defend him or herself. He shows that there is a strong negative relationship between the number of law-abiding citizens who have gun permits and the crime rate, noting that as more people obtain permits there is a greater decline in violent crime rates. He adds that for each additional year that a concealed handgun law is in effect the murder rate declines by 3 percent, rape by 2 percent, and robberies by over 2 percent. Concealed handgun laws reduce violent crime for two reasons. First, they reduce the number of attempted crimes because criminals are uncertain which potential victims can defend themselves. Second, victims who have guns are in a much better position to defend themselves. Thats just common sense. Our Founding Fathers understood the need for an armed citizenry. Thanks to the colonists who were armed, America triumphed over the strongest army in the world. They insisted that their fellow Americans have a right to bear arms in order to guarantee their liberties and safeguard them from those who would deny them the freedom they won on the battlefields of the American Revolution. We need to be ever vigilant there are always those who would trample on our rights as free Americans. As long as we retain the right to self-defense guaranteed by the right to own and bear arms, our freedoms will be secure. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and author. Visit his website at www.reagan.com, or e-mail comments to Reagan@caglecartoons.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the author, not necessarily that of the News-Sun. Legal guns would make Norway safer Making Sense Michael Reagan

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C M Y K The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Thursday, July 28: James Edward Baker, 19, of Avon Park, was charged with criminal mischief, damaging property. Christina Marie Bartsche, 36, of Sebring, disposition hearing for domestic violence or battery. Robert Duward Burke, 43, of Lake Placid, was charged on a Hillsborough County warrant for grand theft of a motor vehicle. Kaitlyn Lane Cheatham, 19, of Lorida, was charged with larceny, petit theft,, second degree, first offense. Angel Cipriano, 26, of Lake Placid, was charged for no valid driver license. Jeffrey Luther Danley, 19, of Sebring, was charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling, unarmed; and larceny or petit theft, first degree. Thomas David Darby, 21, of Sebring, was charged with larceny, petit theft, first degree; burglary of occupied dwelling, unarmed; and larceny, petit theft, second degree. Nicholas Benitez Sanchez, 42, of Lake Placid, was charged for driving while license suspended, second offense. Elizabeth Victoria Sanders, 45, of Sebring, was charged for larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense; passing forged, altering bank bill, note, check or draft; and larceny or grand theft. Irael Eliakim Tipan Shabazz, 46, of Avon Park, was charged with trespassing structure or conveyance. Joseph Allen Thrift, 19, of Sebring, was charged with larceny, grand, first degree; burglary with assault or battery; burglary of unoccupied conveyance, unarmed; larceny or grand theft; and burglary of occupied dwelling, unarmed. Pedro Simon Vazquez, 39, of Immokalee, was detained for municipal ordinance violation. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Wednesday, July 27: Thomas Gordon Camp, 50, of Sebring, was charged with city ordinance violation; and resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Angelina Lynn Cook, 31, of Lakeland, was charged on an out-of-county warrant for resisting officer without violence; and petit theft. Dennis Terrio Davis, 29, of Sebring, was charged with simple battery. Rufino Hernandez, 18, of Ruskin, was sentenced to 30 days for driving with expired driver license for more than 6 months; and driving while license suspended or revoked, second offense. Martin John Jackson, 33, of Sebring, was sentenced to 45 days for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, second or third offense. Etanislad Jacob Jimenez, 20, of Sebring, was charged with larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. Cathryn Annette Maughn, 36, of Sebring, was charged for possession of methamphetamine. Adam Wesley McClelland, 28, of Sebring, was charged for domestic violence or battery, touch or strike; and possession of drug equipment and/or use. Joseph Jude ONeill, 46, of Sebring, was sentenced to 60 days for possession of drug paraphernalia and/or use. Rebekah Marie Ramsey, was charged for domestic violence or crime against person, abusing elderly or disabled adult, six counts; and domestic violence or crimes against person, neglect of elderly or disabled adult. Gary Edward Susdorf, 61, of Sebring, was charged with refusing to submit to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs test; and DUI, third violation. Mykel Laron Treadwell, 24, of Lake Placid, was charged with domestic violence or battery, touch or strike; kidnapping, false imprisonment of adult; and fleeing or eluding law enforcement officer. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, July 29, 2011Page 7A MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; main ff top right pg; 00009883 LAKE DENTON CAMP; 3.639"; 3"; Black; toma; 00010383 PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black; 84555 liqour; 00010486 from 6-9 p.m. Call 465-0131 for more information. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 will host Game Day at 2 p.m. today. Ladies Auxiliary bingo is set for 2 p.m. Saturday with early bird at 1:30 p.m. Call 699-5444 for information.Caladium Co-op closes SaturdayLAKE PLACID The Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative, 132 E. Interlake Blvd., will close for its annual refurbishing at 4 p.m. Saturday. The Co-op will reopen at 9 a.m. Aug. 22 sparkling and restocked. There will be old favorites like scrubbies and many new items by new members. Call 899-5940 or visit the website, www.caladiumarts.org, for further information.Apply now for Community Sidewalk salesSEBRING Get ready for the return of the Downtown Community Sidewalks Garage Sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, Sept. 10, Oct. 15 and Nov. 12; Christmas Sidewalk Garage Sale is Saturday, Dec. 3. For space, call 382-2649 or download application at www.DestinationDowntownSebring.com. Continued from page 2A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Highlands County Road and Bridge Machine Operator Billy Hammonds resurfaces a portion of Main Street on Tuesday morning between Interlake Boulevard and Bellview Street in Lake Placid. Road work ANNACLAYTON Anna M. Clayton died peacefully on Sunday, June 5, 2011 in Greensboro, N.C. in her 95th year. Formerly of Sebring, Fla., she was predeceased by husband, Henry C. Clayton III; parents, Thomas C. and Mary A. Golden Gale; as well as four brothers, Joseph, Edwin, William and Robert, and one sister, Martha G. Seavey. Born in Boston, Mass. in1916, she moved with her family to Tampa at the age of 10. She met and married her husband in Indianapolis, Ind. in 1938. The family moved to Sebring in 1955. Anna retired after 23 years with the state of Florida Alcohol Treatment Center in Avon Park, Fla. in 1980. She leaves fond memories for her children, Jon Henry Clayton and wife Janet from Wetumpka, Ala., Gale A. Spath and husband Charles from Severna Park, Md., Tessa C. Breen and husband Bob from Lake Placid, Fla., and Janice C. Prillaman and husband John from Greensboro, N.C.; and for a multitude of grandchildren, greatgrandchildren and greatgreat-grandchildren. Acelebration of her life was held at Lakeview Memorial Gardens in Avon Park on July 23 with entombment following. The Triad Cremation Society served the family in Greensboro,N.C. An avid reader and multiple charity supporter, memorial contributions may be made to the Gulford College Friends of the Library, any public library or charity of choice. ERNESTINE NEWTON Ernestine Newton, 77, passed away on Monday, July 25, 2011 at Hope Hospice in Sebring, Fla. She was born in Hickox, Ga., to Harley L. and Mabel Johns and came to Highlands County in 1950 with her parents at the age of 16. She was self employed and actively involved with her husband in NWNewton Caladium Company. She was proceeded in death by her first husband, Orrin Charlie Cothran, and second husband Nathan Wesley Newton Sr. Freck. She is survived by three children, Dolores G. Moore and husband William Tony Sr. of Sebring, Fla., Debbie Rhoades of Lake Placid, Fla., and Nathan Wesley Newton Jr. and wife Sandra of Lake Placid, Fla.; one brother, Gary David Johns Sr. of Avon Park, Fla.; one sister, Orene Johns of Avon Park, Fla.; 13 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews. Avisitation will be held on Thursday, July 28, 2011, at 7 p.m. at Chandler Funeral Home Chapel in Lake Placid, Fla. Agraveside service will be held on Friday, July 29, 2011, at 10 a.m in the Bougainvillea Cemetery in Avon Park, Fla. Arrangements entrusted to: Chandler Funeral Home 125 E. Park St. Lake Placid, Fla. 33852 863-465-2113 Death noticeAndrew J. Ames IV, 24, of Sebring died July 23, 2011, in Sebring. Arrangements are being handled by Swanns Mortuary, Sebring. OBITUARIES COMMUNITYBRIEFS POLICEBLOTTER Special to the News-SunThe Leadership Highlands applications deadline for the class of 2012 has been extended until Aug. 5. The mission of Leadership Highlands is to develop leaders with a thorough understanding of, and strong sense of commitment to, Highlands County and an appreciation for the strengths found in its abundant diversity. The program familiarizes participants with the infrastructure, agencies, and economic enterprises that exist in Highlands County; exposes participants to the range of needs in the community and identifies resources to meet those needs; provides participants with the opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with each other and existing community leaders. Previous classes have included visits to the Lake Placid murals, Blue Head Ranch, the Sebring International Raceway, local hospitals, city and county governments, and the court system. Call Kris Schmidt 863-784-7189 or visit http://www.southflorida.edu/l eadershiphighlands/. For an application, visit http://www.southflorida.edu/_ documents/LH_Application.p df and return it to the Sebring Chamber of Commerce, or mail it to Leadership Highlands, Attn: Kris Schmidt, SFCC, 600 West College Drive, Avon Park, FL 33825. Leadership Highlands deadline extended

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C M Y K copter flies with a four-man crew and can carry 33 fully loaded combat troops or two Humvees. The Chinook is the fastest helicopter the Army has, said Sgt. Travis Walter, a member of the crew. It took an hour and a half to fly in from Jacksonville. The Coast Guard crew held a mock sea rescue in Lake Francis, with a crew member jumping into the water, sending up orange smoke, and then being pulled up in a harness. The Dolphin is a faster, smaller craft than the Chinook, being designed for search and rescue, drug interdiction and environmental work. Still, the children were able to climb around inside and ask questions. Ali Smith, 11, came to the camp from Dade City. This is pretty cool, she said, running a finger along the Dolphins outside skin. Id like to ride in one, she said, but I wouldnt want to drive one, Id probably make it go down. Sweet, a group of four children chorused as a crew member opened a floor hatch in the Chinook and they looked down at the ground. Many of the children, coming from military families, were familiar with military equipment. Kristin Maine, a 15-year-old camp councilor, said her father sometimes schedules jumps for the Special Forces. Im used to helicopters, she said. Ive always wanted to fly in one. Some of the children had a parent deployed in a war zone. Caleb McGuire, 13, and up from Weston, had those children on his mind. His own father is a Coast Guard lawyer who is able to spend time at home. I really feel bad for the kids whose moms and dads have to go to Afghanistan, he said. Which is what Operation: Military Kids is all about programs for children of parents who are on a deployment. In 2009 more than 150,000 children and youth participated in 49 states and the District of Columbia. After an astonishing eight combat deployments and an act of bravery that will be remembered for generations, nobody would have blinked had Petry opted to retire from the Army. Yet in his most selfless act since tossing aside an exploding grenade, the wounded hero re-enlisted, pledging to use his higher profile to lend a hand to fellow troops and veterans. It represents those who paid the ultimate sacrifice, and it gives me the opportunity to help those living today and still serving our great nation and those who have served before, Petry said. As he attends college in South Carolina, Higgins often reflects on the gift he was given by his fellow Ranger. I think about Petry because I know that Robinson and I wouldnt be here if Sgt 1st Class Petry hadnt done what he did, he said. But it doesnt surprise us that he did it. Thats the kind of guy he is. To find out more about Tom Sileo, or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. Page 12ANews-SunFriday, July 29, 2011www.newssun.com AVON PARK HOUSING AUTHORITY; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, n. central; 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 9 9 9 1 1 8 8 SATELLITE PROLINK, INC.*******; 3.639"; 5"; Black; #110320; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 5 5 8 8 Continued from page 2A Soldiers forever in heros debt Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY A Coast Guard helicopter lands at 4-H Camp Cloverleaf Wednesday ready for an inspection by 104 children, all from active duty military families. Military kids get week of fun be the councils decision come Aug. 6 during the budget discussions. In a telephone interview Thursday morning, Deleon explained creating a public safety officer would save the city $96,000 by eliminating an entire position. This is a preliminary budget, Deleon said. On Aug. 6, the council will vote whether to approve it or not. If the council decides against a single director, Deleon said, he will try to find money for a fire chief. The police chief remains in the budget for two reasons the citys unresolved legal issues with current suspended police chief Mike Rowan, and applying the budgeted police chief salary toward a public safety director, should that be the councils decision. Deleon said a public safety directors position is not a done deal. In fact, this is not the first time the city has considered creating the position. The council considered the idea in November of 2010, ultimately voting unanimously against it in December. Deleon said Thursday the reason was that then city manager Bruce Behrens had promoted then Commander Michael Rowan to police chief, essentially tying the councils hands. But News-Sun articles quote council members concerned about true savings. My whole thing was from the financial point of view, council member Terry Heston said during the discussions in 2010. I would like to the real numbers. I have heard $102,000, $48,000 and $16,000. I would like to know the real numbers before a decision is made. I just dont think its a good idea, Capt. West had said during the early discussions in July of 2010. (Our) contract clearly states that we report to a fire chief. I do know that this organizational structure has not worked in other cities in the past. Sebring tried this and so did Daytona. Neither lasted very long and they both cost the cities more money in the long run. In Sebring operated with a single director over both the police and fire departments for several years until a public referendum put an end to the experiment. Kathy Haley, Sebring City Clerk, said Thursday one of the problems was the two departments each required such specialized expertise from its leader. Continued from page 1A Public safety director back in play for AP News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Children at 4-H Camp Cloverleaf taking part in a Operation: Military Kids five day adventure, were allowed to explore the inside of a Coast Guard Dolphin helicopter. News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY A young camper at 4-H Camp Cloverleaf checks out a Dolphin helicopter up close. They are used by the Coast Guard for search and rescue, law enforcement and environmental protection. This is a preliminary budget. On Aug. 6, the council will vote whether to approve it or not.JULIANDELEON iterim city manager Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Floridas jobless workers a re facing additional hurdles to qualify for state unemployment compensation. Several new requirem ents go into effect Monday under a law passed this year to help reduce unemployment taxes paid by businesses. Claimants will be required to contact at least five potential employers o r else meet with a state reemployment services representative each week. Theyll also have to complete a skills review o ver the Internet to qualify for benefits. Starting Monday, u nemployed workers must use the Internet to file init ial and continued claims. That change alone is expected to save $4.7 million annually. Also, if claimantsseve rance pay for a week equals or exceeds their b enefits for that week they will not get the compensation. Jobless face new hurdles Gainesville officials: Quit stealing stop signs GAINESVILLE (AP) Officials in Gainesville have a message for resid ents and visitors. Please stop stealing stop signs. Since Jan. 1, the city has replaced 52 stops signs taken from 14 locations a round the city. With classes set to resume soon, city officials are concerned about the possibility of an increased number of accidents. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-Sun Friday, July 29, 2011Page 13A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case #: GCS 10-1345 CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, Deceased Plaintiff(s), vs. PABLO R. HUERTA, II, A/K/A PABLO R. HUERTA, AND CONSUELO HUERTA, A/K/A CONSUELO ESPILDORA HUERTA, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AND NICHOLAS FINANCIAL, INC., A FLORIDA CORPORATION, Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lot 4, in Block 3, of K.F. SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 51, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case #: GC 10-175 CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, Deceased Plaintiff(s), vs. AMY CATHERINE GREEN, CATHY MICHELLE BROWN AND WAYNE E. BROWN, JR., HEIRS OF MARILYN JEAN BROWN, A/K/A MARILYN BROWN, A/K/A MARILYN J. BROWN, DECEASED AND ANY UNKNOWN HEIRS OF MARILYN JEAN BROWN, DECEASED, ET AL Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lot 14, Block 136, SUNILAND SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 30, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room, Basement, 430 South Commerce Ave., Highlands County Courthouse, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 23rd day of August, A.D. 2011. WITNESS my hand and official seal of this Honorable Court, this 20th day of July, A.D. 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk July 29; August 5, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001091 SEC.: Civil CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, v. JAYSON DYALL; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; ERMELINDA RAMOS; STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; HIGHLANDS COUNTY CLERK OF COURT; Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 19, 2011, entered in Civil Case No. 28-2010-CA-001091 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 17th day of August, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, Courthouse Basement, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 12, BLOCK 176, WOODLAWN TERRACE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 96, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Office of the Court Administrator Phone: (863) 534-4686 TDD: (863) 534-7777 or (800) 955-8770 (Florida Relay Service), as much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid of service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. DATED AT SEBRING, FLORIDA THIS 15TH DAY OF JULY, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff DEPUTY CLERK HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA July 29; August 5, 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 GRAND OAK DESIGNS, located at P.O. Box 2377, in the County of Highlands, in the City of Lake Placid, Florida 33862, intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 27th day of July, 2011. Cindy Sanders July 29, 2011 1050Legals NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued out of the Circuit Court of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit In and For Broward County, Florida, on the 13th day of January, 2010, in the cause wherein ADORNO & YOSS, LLP, a limited liability partnership, is Plaintiff, and FRED STERNBERG, an individual, BONNIE STERNBERG, an individual, BBBENTLEY CORP., f/k/a Baxter International Corp. a dissolved Florida profit corporation, and BBBaxter LLC. a dissolved Delaware limited liability company, are Defendants, being Case No. 09-020781-09 in the said Court, I, Susan Benton, Sheriff of Highlands County, Florida, have levied upon all of the Defendant, BONNIE STERNBERG's, right, title and interest in and to the following described REAL property in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: LOT 4, PLANTATION HILL SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 56, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORID A STREET ADDRESS FOR THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS: 1706 West Stryker Road, Avon Park, FL 33825 and on the 6th day of September, 2011, at the Commerce Avenue entrance to the Highlands County Courthouse, in the City of Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all of the said defendant, BONNIE STERNBERG's, right, title and interest in the aforesaid property at public outcry and will sell the same, subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution. Dated this, July 26, 2011 SUSAN BENTON, SHERIFF OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORID A By: /s/ Lt. J. Bailey Jr. Lt. Jack Bailey, Jr. DEPUTY SHERIFF In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the agency sending this notice at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, Telephone 863/402-7228 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TTD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Services. July 29; August 5, 12, 19, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-307 IN RE: ESTATE OF EARL T. GLASS, JR. a/k/a EARL T. GLASS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EARL T. GLASS, JR. a/k/a EARL T. GLASS, deceased, whose date of death was May 18, 2011, and whose social security number 265-18-6611, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. 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 other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 29, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ William Todd Rachles 10700 Lemon Creek Loop Unit 101 Englewood, FL 34224 Attorney for Personal Representative:s /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863)385-5156 July 29; August 5, 2011 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 1050Legals 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2011-CA-000271 FLAGSTAR BANK, FSB, Plaintiff(s), vs. JASON T. KNOX; et al., Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION TO: JASON T. KNOX Last known residence: 993 Washington Boulevard Northwest, Lake Placid, FL 33852 current residence unknown, if living, and ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, including, if a named Defendant is deceased, the personal representatives, the surviving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming, by, through, under or against that Defendant, and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status is unknown, coming under any of the above named or described Defendants. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property located in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 18, BLOCK 158, PLACID LAKES SECTION THIRTEEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8 PAGE 13, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Zakkiyyah White, Esquire, Aldridge/Connors, LLP, Plaintiff's attorney, at 7000 West Palmetto Park Road, Suite 307, Boca Raton, Florida 33433, within 30 days of the first date of publication of this notice, and file the original with the clerk of this court (590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867) either before August 12, 2011 on 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 7, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk 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 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GCS 11-217 Judge Langford CORRIE BRAKEFIELD Plaintiff(s), -vs.ELIZABETH de GUTT Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Elizabeth de Gutt Last Known Address Import de Venezuela Dr. Paul Marron No 7 Caracas, Venezuela or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to Quiet Title for the following described property, to wit: Lot 23, Block 30, Section 2 LAKE HAVEN ESTATES, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 23, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel ID Number C 001-35-28-030-0300-0230 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and address is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before August 15, 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on July 12, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk July 15, 22, 29; August 5, 2011 1050Legals Free ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. 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WITNESS my hand and official seal of this Honorable Court, this 20th day of July, A.D. 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk July 29; August 5, 2011Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 Having something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what youre doing, but no one else does. Call News-Sun classifieds today! DUMMY 09 PAGE DESIGNER 2X4 00008865

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C M Y K Page 14ANews-Sun Friday, July 29, 2011www.newssun.com NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR A SPECIAL EXCEPTION REQUEST HEARING NO. 1695 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held before the HIGHLANDS COUNTY Board of Adjustment on the 9th day of August, 2011, beginning at 3:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the County Commissioners Board Room, Highlands County Government Center Building, 600 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida, to consider a special exception to allow commercial activity directly serving agricultural pursuits and limited to the service of agricultural pursuits, within the area described as follows: approximately 5 acres located on the west side of Henscratch Road, between Gardenside Avenue and Glenside Avenue and legally described as follows: Lot 6, Grand-Lore Ranchettes, as recorded in Plat Book 12, Page 13, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Any person or persons interested or affected by this change are invited to attend this hearing. You may submit comments in writing to the attention of Linda Conrad, Zoning Supervisor, P.O. Box 1926, Sebring, Florida 33871-1926, or you may call (863) 402-6638, for further information. Please reference the above hearing number when calling or writing. ANY PERSON WHO MIGHT WISH TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT IN PUBLIC HEARING OR MEETING IS HEREBY ADVISED THAT THEY WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, THEY MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE WHICH WILL INCLUDE THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact Mrs. Melissa Bruns, ADA Coordinator at: (863) 402-6509 (Voice) or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: Mbruns@hcbcc.org. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. ONE OR MORE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MAY BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING. Jim Brooks, Chairman July 24, 29, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. GC 10-436 OASIS HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATON, INC., a Florida corporation, Plaintiffs, vs IMELDA LAWLER and LYNDSAY M. LAWLER, Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Tract 8, ``The Oasis'' Also described as a portion of Lot 15, Block 255, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 13, according to the plat recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 71, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest corner of Lot 15, thence run North 26 degrees 03'05'' West along the Westerly line of Lot 15 for a distance of 30.18 feet; thence run North 63 degrees 47'05'' East for a distance of 33.57 feet for point of beginning; thence run run North 26 degrees 15'19'' West for a distance of 18.835 feet; thence run North 63 degrees 44'41'' East for a distance of 49.33 feet; thence run South 26 degrees 15'19'' East for a distance of 18.835 feet; thence run South 63 degrees 44'41'' West for a distance for 49.33 feet to the point of beginning. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the 31st day of August, A.D., 2011. 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. ROBERT W. GERMAINE By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk *In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of Courts office at 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870-3701, Telephone 863-402-6500 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-9771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, Via Florida Relay Service. July 29; August 5, 2011 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 1050LegalsDUMMY 09 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 00009904 Classified ads get fast results

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No Pets! Available Immediately. Call 561-706-6743 AVON PARKLEMONTREE APTS 1BR $520 mo. + $350 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. 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 SEBRING -1 & 2 BR Apts. Fresh paint. Includes water. $395-$550 / mo. Call Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. 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 6150FurnishedApartmentsSEBRING -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 Has 3 Modular Homes Available at HUGE Savings Over 40K Off Call Today! 800-622-2832 AVON PARK2/2, Screen room, utility room w/washer/dryer hook up, in 55+ community. Lake Letta Mobile Home Park on SR 17. Asking $2500 Call 863-385-2613 or 863-451-1087 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile Homes VACANT LOTLorida. 163' x 270' approx. 1 acre. $4500.. By owner. 954-983-7088. SEBRING 3619Estate Rd. 17 South. Small lot 40 x 102. $4000. Call 305-885-1621 or 305-577-8339 4220Lots for SaleLAKE PLACID3/2 w/patio & cellar. Selling as is. $45,000. Call 863-381-6085 4100Homes for SaleLake Placid 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial SEBRING LPNbi-lingual pref. Experience a must. Send resume to: r.nawrocki@samaritanstouch.org SEBRING BUSYTitle Agency seeks experienced Real Estate Closing Asst. Must be team oriented, knowledgeable in title issues, closing procedures and documentation and must be willing to work. Send resume to: Clifford R Rhoades, P.A., Attorney at Law. crrpaseb@crrpalaw.com NEED 2Mental Health therapist for children's out patient services in Henry-Glades Co. Must have Master's. For info. call 863-983-1423 LAKE PLACIDTree service seeks experienced tree climber w/valid drivers license. Call Joe 863-465-7491 IMMEDIATE OPENINGfor a licensed 220 or 440 agent for an Insurance Agency in Sebring. Bi-lingual & experienced preferred. Mon. Fri. 8:30 5. Please contact us at 863-402-0603 sebringinsurance@gmial.com 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment 1100AnnouncementsNOTICE OF DISPOSITION ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STORAGE FACILITY ACT THE FOLLOWING STORAGE UNITS LOCATED AT THE STORAGE PLACE OF AVON PARK, 395 CR 17A WEST, AVON PARK, FL 33825 WILL BE DISPOSED OF ON AUGUST 16, 2011, AT 10:00AM. ALL UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN HOUSEHOLD GOODS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. Names and unit numbers are as follows: NAME UNIT NUMBER Seivey Spry 359 Cara Morehouse 362 Ronel Louis 363 DISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATISFY LANDLORD'S LIEN, MANAGEMENT RESERVES ALL RIGHTS, UNDER FLORIDA LAW, ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN CASH. July 22, 29, 2011 1050LegalsCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified BIG GUNSHOWHighlands County Fair Grounds Sebring, FLJULY 30TH & 31STSAT. 9-5; SUN. 9-4 Concealed Course At Show! 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C M Y K SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Friday, July 29, 2011 Corbin Hoffner Sebring6-2, .356, 21 RBI Evan Lewis Sebring .329 AVG, .469 OBP Nate Greene Sebring .290 AVG, 18 RBI Jesse Baker Sebring .402, 5 HR, 23 RBI Drew Reeves Avon Park .413, 14 RBI Lane Crosson Avon Park .343, 18 RBI Dylan Weber-Callahan LP .355, 22 RBI Kyle Barber LP .284, 13 RBI Colby Delaney Lake Placid5-1, 2.20 ERA, .384, 3 HR Page 4B When humans and fish were evolving together, catching and consuming fish was a matter of survival. Later, catches offered something to barter or sell. Now, most people fish recreationally. Regardless of the purpose behind fishing, big catches stroke the anglers ego. Today, recreational fishing has an annual $7.5 billion economic impact in Florida. Habitat conservation and regulations help sustain these fisheries, but with greater demand it is increasingly important to protect and recycle the largest trophy fish by also promoting voluntary catch-and-release. Floridas Big Catch angler recognition program helps stroke the ego of successful anglers by allowing them to show off their prowess. The Big Catch program provides a framable, fullcolor certificate and window sticker for anglers who catch any of 33 species of listed freshwater fishes that exceed a minimum length or weight. If people catch five qualifying fish of the same species,they are recognized as a Specialist. If they report five qualifying fish ofdifferent species, they become a Master Angler, and if they take and reportqualifying fish representing 10 different species, they are an Elite Angler. Young people can enter fish that are approximately 25 percent smaller than adult qualifying sizes. Big Catch also encourages anglers to fish for a variety of species and to travel to locate them, while promoting appropriate catch and release. Anew set of TrophyCatch marks and awards are in the works for trophy bass anglers. The TrophyCatch angler recognition program will be the hallmark of the longterm Florida Black Bass Management Plan, which the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved in June. The FWC intends toensure that Florida is the undisputed bass fishing capital of the world. TrophyCatch will be a full-fledged initiative to document largemouth bass caught, and preferably released, throughout Florid a that are heavier than 8 pounds. Incremental rewards and recognition will be provided to anglers reporting bass in the 8-10, 10-12, 12-13 and greater than 13-pound categories. The anticipated rollout for TrophyCatch is October 2012. This program, driven by private dollars, can substantially enhance Florida bass fishing by addressing ecological issues and encouraging recycling of trophybass, but it will also have a great social and economic impact, said T om Champeau, director of the FWCs Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management. Biologists are developing specific handling guidelines to ensure anglers do the best possible job of effectively releasing these fish while providing the FWC with valuable research and marketing information. FWC representatives will certify bass over 13 pounds caught from October through April (beginning in 2012) for entry into the Florida Trophy Bass Hall of Fame. Sponsors, corporate partners and the media will provide incentives to encourage reporting and releasing all such catches. Fisheries biologists will use TrophyCatch reports to identify Floridas best bass fisheries to determine which management practices (e.g., habitat and aquatic plant management, regulations, stocking) are most effective in creating trophy fisheries. VISITFLORIDAand the FWC will work with the media to use this information to establish Florida as a prime trophy bass fishing destination. Big catches still stroke angler egos See CATCH, Page 4B By ERIKANIEDOWSKI Associated PressWESTWARWICK, R.I. Youth baseball in Rhode Island has returned to its roots. For years, teams in the states American Legion Baseball league played with aluminum bats that make the characteristic crack of the national pastime sound more like a dull clang. But Rhode Island is once again playing with wood, one of at least three states where the American Legion has mandated a switch from metal bats to the type used in Major League Baseball. Connecticut was the first to switch to all wood two seasons ago and Rhode Island followed suit this year, along with Florida. Other states, including New Hampshire and Minnesota, have discussed a change. The change is partly about tradition. But some say wood bats also make the game safer, because balls tend to leave the bat less quickly. That gives players more time to react to potentially dangerous line drives. In Florida, American Legion state chairman Les Rarrieck calls the switch by the states 69 teams the best thing we ever did. Alot of teams were being lured into tournaments featuring wood bats, he said, and he didnt want to lose players or teams. The games seem to even be better, he said. If you get a hit on a wood bat, its a good hit. Plus it prepares you for the next level and in the state of Florida, we have a lot of kids drafted. It makes baseball what baseball should be again, he said. RI youth baseball league shuns metal bats for wood Ricky Miller Lake Placid .376, 11 RBI By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comThough the big news these days is coming from the gridiron of the National Football League, we harken back to this past high school baseball season to come up with the News-Suns 2011 All-County team. Astrong year was put together by each of the county teams, with Avon Park making it to the playoffs for the first time since 2006 while Sebring and Lake Placid each put together winning seasons with a combination of veteran talent blended with newcomers staking claim to promising years ahead. Filtering through the memories, the hardfought games and outstanding performances, there were fine seasons turned in across the board, making the decisions all the more difficult. On the mound, for instance, there were plenty of pitchers in Highlands County youd be happy to have starting a game for your team. Avon Parks Brad Torres (6-5, 2.77 ERA) from the right side and Sebrings Aaron Hart (10-2, 67 Ks) from the left, were imposing figures with the numbers to back it up. But in the end, it was an even more dominant duo that would share mound duties for the All-County team and be named CoPlayers of the Year Sebrings Corbin Hoffner and Lake Placids Colby Delaney, both of whom were also named to the FACA All-State team in their respective classes. Both the 6-foot-5 Hoffner, a St. Petersburg College signee, and the powerhouse Delaney, a Warner University signee, consistently mowed down opposing offenses with plusfastballs, knee-buckling curves and a strong command of the strike zone. Delaney went 5-1 with a 2.20 ERAand had the signature win of the season when he threw just 71 pitches over six innings of a 6-0 win over Frostproof that clinched the Dragons second seed in the district on April 15. Hoffner was 6-2 on the season and was the staff ace and go-to guy when the biggest wins were needed, such as battling Winter Havens Tyler Pike to a standstill in Sebrings 2-1, extra-inning win on April 8. Neither were slouches at the plate either, as on their days off from pitching duties, Hoffner batted .356 with 31 RBI with Delaney ripping it at a .384 clip with three home runs and 16 RBI. Handling these two pitchers behind the plate for the All-County team is Blue Streak Jesse Baker who, according to MaxPreps, hit .402 with five home runs, 11 doubles and 24 RBI, and was also named to the FACAClass 5AAll-State team. And it wasnt just Bakers offensive numbers that were somewhat eye-popping, but defensively, base stealers only succeeded 25percent of the time against him, going just 4for-16. Avon Parks Anthony Carruthers, just a sophomore this past season, also had a phenomenal season and will look to take over Bakers spot next year. First base was another tough call, what with Red Devil Ty Jackson batting .370 with four home runs and 19 RBI, and certainly warrenting strong consideration. But in another close call, the nod went to Green Dragon Dylan Weber-Callahan, who will play next year at the Savannah College of Art and Design, with his .355 average and 22 RBI. Around the infield, there were many hard decisions to make, with Avon Parks Trey Marley, Lake Placids Tyler Carr, Sebrings Matt Randall and Seth Sparkplug Abeln each being intregal contributors to their teamssuccess. But, save for Randall, who batted .301 and 2011 Highlands All-Count Baseball The cream of the crop See TEAM, Page 4B FWC Fish Busters Bulletin BOBWATTENDORF

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C M Y K Dixie DonationsSEBRING The State Champion Sebring All-Stars have marked their ticket to the Dixie World Series in Madison Heights, VA., from Aug. 6-11. But along with the prestige this gives the defending Ozone champs comes the cost to make the trip. Transport, hotel and new uniforms for Team Florida all add up and the team, in addition to upcoming fundraisers, are requesting donations. There are currently three area businesses that are serving as drop-off locations for anyone wanting to donate Sebring Florist, Heartland National Bank (by Don Jose and Gate) and McPhails Auto Sales. All donations are tax exempt and a tax exampt number will be provided if needed. Checks are to be made payable to Sebring Youth Baseball, with Ozone AllStars noted in the memo section. Any amount is appreciated to help this group of talented youngsters defend their World Series title and represent Sebring, Highlands County and the Heartland to the best of their ability. Any other questions, or for more information, call Dean Frazier at 381-9583.Sebring Elks Golf TourneySEBRING This months Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 golf tournament will be held on Monday, Aug. 1, at Golf Hammock Country Club. Cost for the 8 a.m. shotgun start is $25 per player. To register, either your team or as an individual player, contact Jack McLaughlin at 471-3295 or by email at jacknjudy33872@gmail.com Check in no later than 7:40 a.m. outside of the restaurant area.Panther Hitting CampsThe SFCC Baseball program will be hosting hitting camps this fall for aspiring players aged 6-14. The camps will be held Saturdays Sept. 10 and 24 as well as Oct. 15 and 29. Each day, the camps will run from 8:30 -11 a.m. on Panther Field at the SFCC Avon Park campus. Under the guidance of Panther head coach Rick Hitt, along with assistant coach Andy Polk and members of the 2011 SFCC squad, campers will learn all aspects of hitting, with drills, instruction and hitting analysis. Registration begins at 8 a.m. each day and players should bring glove, cap, bat and any desired baseball attire. Camp cost is $25 per camper. To register, print Application and Consent and Release forms from www.southflorida.edu/baseball/camp and mail to address on application form. Register by phone, all area codes 863, at 784-7036 for Sebring and Avon Park residents, 465-5300 for Lake Placid, 4947500 for DeSoto County or 773-2252 for Hardee County. Walk-up registrations are also accepted. For further information, call any of the above numbers or email coach Hitt at hittr@southflorida.edu.Lake Placid Youth BowlingLAKE PLACID The Royal Palms Youth Bowling League, for ages 7 and up, begins itsnew season Saturday, Sept. 3. The sign-up fee is $25, which includes a shirt, and new bowlers are welcome. Bowling is every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. through December 10. Weekly cost is $11 and includes three games of bowling, shoes and prize fund. All Youth Bowlers are also eligible for reduced rate open bowling, though some restrictions may apply, and free bowling with instruction on Fridays from 4-6 p.m. must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call Frank Peterson at 382-9541, or Donna Stanley at 441-4897.Sebring Summer SwimSEBRING The summer season for swimming is upon us as the Sebring High School pool is open to the public. Pool hours for open swim will be 67:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays additional hours will be added once school is out. Cost is $2 per swimmer with big savings for frequent swimmers. Afamily pass can be bought for $50 for the first swimmer and $15 for each additional family member. Swimming lessons will also be 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, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Cost is just $2 per workout, or just $1 if you have the Summer Swim Pass. 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 Footballs scrimmage immediately following golf tournament at WIU campus. Make checks payable to: Webber Football, 1201 N. Scenic Highway, Babson Park, FL33827; e-mail: Vothdw@webber.edu; or call (863) 7341529 for more information.Harder Hall ScrambleSEBRING Harder Hall will celebrate itsgrand 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 Homes SEBRING 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 Masons 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 Boston6438.627 New York6141.5983 Tampa Bay5350.5151112Toronto5252.50013 Baltimore4159.41022 Central Division WLPctGB Detroit5549.529 Cleveland5250.5102 Chicago5152.495312Minnesota4955.4716 Kansas City4361.41312 West Division WLPctGB Texas5946.562 Los Angeles5748.5432 Oakland4757.4521112Seattle 4460.4231412___ Tuesdays Games L.A. Angels 2, Cleveland 1 N.Y. Yankees 4, Seattle 1 Baltimore 12, Toronto 4 Boston 13, Kansas City 9 Minnesota 9, Texas 8 Detroit 5, Chicago White Sox 4 Oakland 6, Tampa Bay 1 Wednesdays Games L.A. Angels 3, Cleveland 1 Seattle 9, N.Y. Yankees 2 Chicago White Sox 2, Detroit 1 Toronto 3, Baltimore 0 Boston 12, Kansas City 5 Minnesota 7, Texas 2 Oakland 13, Tampa Bay 4 Thursdays Games L.A. Angels at Detroit, late Kansas City at Boston, late Tampa Bay at Oakland, late Baltimore at Toronto, late Minnesota at Texas, late Fridays Games Baltimore (Guthrie 4-14) at N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 8-8), 7:05 p.m. Kansas City (Francis 3-11) at Cleveland (C.Carrasco 8-8), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Chatwood 6-6) at Detroit (Porcello 10-6), 7:05 p.m. Texas (Ogando 10-4) at Toronto (Cecil 3-4), 7:07 p.m. Boston (Wakefield 6-3) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 8-9), 8:10 p.m. Minnesota (Liriano 6-8) at Oakland (G.Gonzalez 9-7), 10:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Niemann 4-4) at Seattle (Bedard 4-6), 10:10 p.m.NATIONALLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Philadelphia6538.631 Atlanta6144.5815 New York5351.51012? Florida5153.49014? Washington4954.47616 Central Division WLPctGB Milwaukee5649.533 St. Louis5549.52912Pittsburgh5349.520112Cincinnati5054.481512Chicago4262.4041312Houston3470.3272112West Division WLPctGB San Francisco6044.577 Arizona5747.5483 Colorado4956.4671112Los Angeles4757.45213 San Diego4560.4291512___ Tuesdays Games Florida 11, Washington 2 Philadelphia 7, San Francisco 2 N.Y. Mets 8, Cincinnati 6 Atlanta 4, Pittsburgh 3, 19 innings Milwaukee 3, Chicago Cubs 2 St. Louis 3, Houston 1 Arizona 6, San Diego 1 L.A. Dodgers 3, Colorado 2 Wednesday's Games Florida 7, Washington 5 San Francisco 2, Philadelphia 1 N.Y. Mets 8, Cincinnati 2 Atlanta 2, Pittsburgh 1, 10 innings Milwaukee 2, Chicago Cubs 0 Houston 4, St. Louis 2 Arizona 4, San Diego 3 Colorado 3, L.A. Dodgers 1 Thursdays Games Florida at Washington, late N.Y. Mets at Cincinnati, late Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee, late Arizona at San Diego, late San Francisco at Philadelphia, late Pittsburgh at Atlanta, late Houston at St. Louis, late Fridays Games N.Y. Mets (Gee 9-3) at Washington (Wang 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Pittsburgh (Morton 8-5) at Philadelphia (Halladay 12-4), 7:05 p.m. San Francisco (Vogelsong 8-1) at Cincinnati (Willis 0-1), 7:10 p.m. Florida (Hensley 1-2) at Atlanta (Beachy 3-2), 7:35 p.m. Houston (Lyles 0-5) at Milwaukee (Wolf 6-8), 8:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Garza 4-7) at St. Louis (E.Jackson 0-0), 8:15 p.m. Colorado (Hammel 5-10) at San Diego (Stauffer 6-7), 10:05 p.m. Arizona (Collmenter 6-5) at L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 6-10), 10:10 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Philadelphia847312416 Columbus867312220 New York6512303730 Sporting KC668262827 Houston579242426 D.C.568232430 New England498201929 Chicago2612182025 Toronto FC3119181941WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Los Angeles1129422816 FC Dallas1156392921 Seattle1048383223 Real Salt Lake936332712 Colorado7610313130 Chivas USA678262723 San Jose579242427 Portland6103212232 Vancouver2109152130 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ Wednesdays Game Manchester United 4, MLS All-Stars 0 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.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Connecticut105.667 Indiana116.647 New York97.563112Chicago 810.444312Atlanta 79.438312Washington312.2007WESTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Minnesota114.733 San Antonio105.6671 Phoenix106.625112Seattle 97.563212Los Angeles69.4005 Tulsa115.0631012___ Tuesdays Games San Antonio 73, Washington 67 Connecticut 77, Chicago 66 Minnesota 85, Los Angeles 72 Atlanta 76, Tulsa 68 Seattle 83, Phoenix 77 Thursdays Games Phoenix at San Antonio, late Washington at New York, late Los Angeles at Atlanta, late Indiana at Connecticut, late Chicago at Tulsa, late Fridays Games Indiana at Washington, 7 p.m. Seattle at Minnesota, 8 p.m.FOOTBALLNational Football League ATLANTA FALCONSSigned WR Doug Beaumont, DB Kirk Belgrave, FB Lucas Cox, WR Drew Davis, C Paul Fenaroli, QB Adam Froman, WR P.J. Gore, DB Matt Hansen, DE Tom McCarthy, T Rob McGill, DB Kamaal McIlwain, C Ryan McMahon, FB Thor Merrow, G Matt Murphy, LS Andrew Schulze, RB Philip Sylvester, LB LaMarcus Thompson, DT Kiante Tripp, DB Suaesi Tuimaunei, DB Darrin Walls, TE Ryan Winterswyk, and RB Youri Yenga. BUFFALO BILLSAgreed to terms with QB Tyler Thigpen. CAROLINA PANTHERSAgreed to terms with DT Ron Edwards. CINCINNATI BENGALSAgreed to terms with QB Bruce Gradkowski. DENVER BRONCOSSigned CB Brandon Bing, DT Ronnell Brown, WR Mark Dell, LB Derek Domino, RB Mario Fannin, WR D'Andre Goodwin, T Adam Grant, WR Jamel Hamler, CB Chris Harris, LB A.J. Jones, LB Deron Mayo, T Curt Porter, CB James Rogers, FB Austin Sylvester, QB Adam Weber, DT Colby Whitlock and WR Marshall Williams. HOUSTON TEXANSAgreed to terms with WR Jacoby Jones and OT Rashad Butler. INDIANAPOLIS COLTSAgreed to terms with K Adam Vinatieri and LB Melvin Bullitt to three-year contracts. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARSAgreed to terms with LB Paul Posluszny on a sixyear contract. Agreed to terms with DT Andrew Lewis and OL Sifa Etu. KANSAS CITY CHIEFSSigned DL Brandon Bair, TE Charlie Gantt, OL Chris Harr, OL Mike Ingersoll, LB Amara Kamara, OL Butch Lewis, OL David Mims, DL Lucas Patterson, WR Josue Paul and DB Demond Washington. MINNESOTA VIKINGSSigned G Rod Huntley, FB/TE Allen Reisner, CB Marcell Gipson, DE David Akinniyi, G Byron Isom, WR Andre Holmes, CB Devon Torrence, S Ryan Hill, G Conan Amituanai, RB/FB Matt Asiata, S Chris Adingupu, WR Dominique Johnson, LB Larry Dean and PK Nathan Whitaker. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTSSigned WR Tyree Barnes, RB Eric Kettani, TE Lee Smith, LB Markell Carter, OL Mike Berry, LB/LS Ryan Coulson, OL Kyle Hix, K Chris Koepplin, DE Aaron Lavarias, LB Anthony Leonard, DE Clay Nurse, WR Jeremy Ross, DE Alex Silvestro, LB Jeff Tarpinian, OL Corey Woods and TE Will Yeatman. NEW ORLEANS SAINTSAgreed to terms with WR Lance Moore on a fiveyear contract. NEW YORK GIANTSSigned coach Tom Coughlin to a contract extension the the 2012 season. NEW YORK JETSAgreed to terms with K Nick Folk on a one-year contract. Signed TE Josh Baker, TE Collin Franklin, WR Michael Campbell, WR Dan DePalma, WR Courtney Smith, LB Nick Bellore, LB Stafford Gatling, CB Julian Posey, C Tom Ottaiano and OL Chris Stewart. PHILADELPHIA EAGLESAgreed to terms with DB Jaiquawn Jarrett, DB Curtis Marsh, LB Casey Matthews, LB Brian Rolle, OL Julian Vandervelde, OL Jason Kelce, K Alex Henery and RB Dion Lewis. SAN DIEGO CHARGERSAgreed to terms with CB Eric Weddle. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERSSigned FB Bruce Miller and Daniel Kilgore to fouryear contracts and C Chase Beeler, WR Tyler Beiler, OL Donovan Edwards, T Derek Hall, WR Joe Hastings, WR Chris Hogan, RB Jeremiah Masoli, TE Konrad Reuland, LB Kenny Rowe, NT Sealver Siliga, DB Anthony West, T Kenny Wiggins, NT Ian Williams, WR Dontavia Bogan, DE Brian Bulcke, DE Demarcus Dobbs, CB Corey Nelms and RB Seth Smith. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERSSigned RB Armando Allen Jr., C Matt Allen, T Quintin Borders, T Cory Brandon, QB Mike Coughlin, LS Aaron Feld, LB Brandon Heath, S Devin Holland, K Josh Jasper, WR Detron Lewis, RB Mossis Madu, LB Nick Reveiz, WR Jock Sanders, LB Derrell Smith, WR Raymond Webber and LS Christian Yount. WASHINGTON REDSKINSTraded DE Jeremy Jarmon to Denver for WR Jabar Gaffney. SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD S S OCCER SATURDAY 7 7 p.m. Barcelona vs. Manchester United . . . . . ESPN2 A UTO R ACING SATURDAY 1 0 0 a.m. NASCAR Brickyard 400, Practice . . . ESPN2 11:3 0 0 a.m. NASCAR Kroger 200, Practice . . . . . ESPN2 2 2 p.m. NASCAR Brickyard 400, Qualifying . ESPN2 4:3 0 0 p.m. NASCAR Kroger 200, Qualifying . . . . ESPN2 5: 3 3 0 0 p.m. NHRA Fram-Autolite Nationals, Qual. ESPN2 7:3 0 0 p.m. NASCAR Kroger 200 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ESPNM AJOR L EAGUE B ASEBALL FRIDAY 8 8 p.m. Chicago Cubs at St. Louis . . . . . . . . . . . . WGN 1 0 0 p.m. Tampa Bay at Seattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SUNSATURDAY 4 4 p.m. Tampa Bay at Seattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . FOX 7 7 p.m. Boston at Chicago White Sox . . . . . . . . . WGNB OXING FRIDAY 9 9 p.m. Yordanis Despaigne vs. Edison Miranda ESPN2T ENNIS FRIDAY 7 7 p.m. ATP Farmers Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . ESPN2 1 1 1 p.m. ATP Bank of the West Classic . . . . . . ESPN2SATURDAY 10:3 0 0 p.m. ATP Farmers Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . ESPN2 Times, games, channels all subject to change G OLF FRIDAY 9 9 a.m. RICOHWomens British Open . . . . . . . . . ESPN 9 9 a.m. EuroPGA Irish Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GOLF 3 3 p.m. U.S. Senior Open Championship . . . . . ESPN 2 2 3 3 p.m. PGA Greenbrier Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . GOLF 6:3 0 0 p.m. PGA Utah Championship . . . . . . . . . . . GOLFSATURDAY 1 0 0 a.m. RICOHWomens British Open . . . . . . . . . ESPN 1 1 p.m. PGA Greenbrier Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . GOLF 3 3 p.m. PGA Greenbrier Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . CBS 3 3 p.m. U.S. Senior Open Championship . . . . . . . NBC 3 3 p.m. EuroPGA Irish Open . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GOLF 6:3 0 0 p.m. PGA Utah Championship . . . . . . . . . . . GOLF LIVESPORTSONTV Major League Baseball WNBA Major League Soccer Transactions Page 2BNews-SunFriday, July 29, 2011www.newssun.co m

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C M Y K Golf HammockLast Monday, July 25, the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am golf at Golf Hammock Country Club. Jim Gulick continued playing topnotch golf, taking first place in A group with a plus 3. In second, Doug Haire had a plus 1 and Denis Shank had a minus 1, good for third place. Larry Holzwarth scored a plus 4, good for first place in B group and Bob Topel plus 3 for second place. Ralph Scharff had plus 2 for first place in C group while John Tyner was even for second place. Bob Colandrea and Larry Spry was tied at minus 3 for third place. Next Monday, Aug. 1, the Mezza Group will have a shotgun start beginning at 7:45 a.m at Golf Hammock CC. For more information call Pete Mezza at 382-1280.Lake June West Golf ClubA Mixed Scramble was played on Thursday, July 21. Winning first place was the team of Dick and Norma Denhart, Tom and Margaret Schultz with 54; second place, Ron Hesson, Dick and Nancy Reaney and Charlotte Mathew with 55; and third place, Ken Rowen, Don Boulton, John and Sue Ruffo with 56. Closest to the pin: (Ladies), None. (Men), No. 4, Ken Rowen, 12-feet. The Mens Association played a Best Ball event on Wednesday, July 20. Winning first place was the team of Dave Colvin, Mario Cappelletti, Dick Reaney and Don Boulton. Closest to the pin: No. 4, Joe Swartz, 21feet; and No. 8, Ron Hesson, 6-feet-10inches.PinecrestThe Mens Association played Team and Individual Pro-Am Points on Wednesday, July 27. Larry Holzworth, Ron Taylor and Bruce Summerfield joined forces to win the team event with a +10 point total. On the individual side of the event, Greg Mitchell totaled +7 to win A Division, Taylor won B Division with +6 and Bob Fowlers +3 took C Division.River GreensThe Mens Association played a Mens Day event on Saturday, July 23. Winning first place was the team of Bob Streeter, Gil Heier and Lefty St. Pierre with minus-17; and second place, Russ Rudd, Dick McClay and Al Farrell with minus-16. Closest to the pin: No. 3, Bob Streeter, 15-feet-11-inches; No. 5, Russ Rudd, 4-feet; No. 12, Len Westdale, 13-feet-5-inches; and No. 17, Bob Streeter, 26-feet-10-inches. An Evening Scramble was played Saturday, July 23. Winning first place was the team of Don and Jody Ethan, Tim Thomas and Lefty St. Pierre. The Ladies Association played a Pro Am tournament on Thursday, July 21. Winning first place was the team of Barb Stuber, Kay Conkle and Sally Dworak with minus-3. Individual winners were: First place, Kay Conkle with plus-.5. The Morrison Group played a Front/Back event on Thursday, July 21. Winning first place Front was the team of Donald McDonald and Frederick Evans with 27. First place, Back, the team of Lefty St. Pierre and Tim Thomas with 30. The Mens Association played a pro am tournament on Wednesday, July 20. Winning first place was the team of Gil Heier, Lefty St. Pierre, Jim Cercy and Len Westdale with plus10.5. Individual winners were: Flight A Tying for first/second places were Russ Rudd and J.R. Messier with plus4 each. B Flight First place, Cecil Lemons with plus-10.5. C Flight First place, Jim Cercy with plus-8.5. D Flight First place, Lefty St. Pierre with plus-3.5. The Morrison and Golfettes played the event Play It Forward on Tuesday, July 19. Tying for first/second/third places were the teams of Linda Therrien, Lefty St. Pierre and Karen Speaker; Tim Thomas, Don McDonald, Bev Rudd and Sally Dworak; Jim Cercy, Kay Conkle, Al Farrell and Romy Febre with minus-36 each. The Morrison Group played Best 2 of 4 event on Monday, July 18. Winning first place was the team of Cecil Lemons, Gil Heier, Frederick Evans and Peter March with minus-25. The Mens Association played a Mens Day event on Saturday, July 16. Winning first place was the team of Len Westdale, Tim Thomas, Al Farrell and Fred Evans. Closest to the pin: No. 3, J.R. Messier; No. 5, Jim Cercy; No. 8, Fred Evans; No. 12, Len Westdale; and No. 17, Bob Streeter. The Morrison Group played an event on Thursday, July 14. Winning first place were Russ Rudd and Warren Herendeen with 57; and second place, Jim Cercy and J.R. Messier with 59. The Mens Association played a Pro Am tournament on Wednesday, July 13. Winning first place was the team of Bob Streeter, Al Farrell, Romy Febre and Jim Cercy with plus-6. Individual winners: First place, Bob Streeter with plus-5; second place, Cecil Lemons with plus-5.5; and third place, Al Farrell with plus-.5. The Golfettes played an event on Tuesday, July 12. The winners were: First place, Sally Dworak with 70; second place, Kay Conkle with 71; and third place, Bev Rudd with 72. The Morrison Group played an event on Tuesday, July 12. Winning first place was the team of Jim Cercy, Lefty St. Pierre and Tim Thomas with minus-15. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, July 29, 2011www.newssun.com DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 00009844 64 WEST COLLISION; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv incentive; 00009881 Ridge Area ARC; 1.736"; 3"; Black; 07/01, 07/15, 07/22, 07/29; 00009886 PAGE, WILLIAM J.; 5.542"; 3"; Black; sports 7/24,27,29; 00010422 64 WEST COLLISION; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv incentive; 00009881 PAGE, WILLIAM J.; 5.542"; 3"; Black; sports 7/24,27,29; 00010422 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 00009844 Ridge Area ARC; 1.736"; 3"; Black; 07/01, 07/15, 07/22, 07/29; 00009886 Courtesy photo T he winner of the 2011 Participation Award in the Lake Placid Chamber 5K was Highlands Greenhouses, Inc. This organization had 22 participants in the 2011 5k. Back row, left to right: Karl Yeager, Richard Young, Ivan Maldonado, Lisa Puleo, Jane Green, Jimmy Lipscomb, Heather Harshman, Director of the Lake Placid Chamber Board of Directors and Event Co-Chair and Grechen Pruett. Front row, left to right: Janet Barber, Marcena Birle, Libby Glarner, Jim DiNapoli, V ice Chairperson of the Lake Placid Chamber Board of Directors and Event Co-Chair, Johnathan Lonsdale, Lumi Hull and Bob Bostanche.The Spirit Award went to Grow Strong Fitness and Yoga, Renee Kohl and Beth Plank. Thanks to both organizations for their support of this event. Incorporating social media and online mapping resources will make this information widelyavailable to the public and create a buzz as anglers report new trophies and post photos. Such recognition will increase both resident and nonresident angler participation and enjoyment, tackle and license sales, tourism and help create the next generation that cares about our natural resources and outdoor recreational heritage. In Florida, more recreational fishing days are spent on fresh water (24.4 million days by 1.4 million anglers) than on salt water. Largemouth bass are the most sought-after species not only in Florida but also in the nation. Bass anglers alone generate $1.25 billion for our economy, supporting thousands of jobs. Consequently, promoting and safeguarding Floridas trophy bass fisheries is good for everyone. Tim ONeil, an FWC marketing expert and liaison to the Wildlife Foundation of Florida a public-support organization affiliated with the FWC said that the FWC and the Foundation want to work with the sportfishing industry. TrophyCatch is in its infancy but will grow quickly. We want to work with the best and brightest in the corporate world to make this a win-win-win for the environment, anglers and industry. Learn more at MyFWC.com/Fishing (select Freshwater Fishing then Big Catch). Send suggestions for ways to enhance these partner-driven programs to Bob.Wattendorf@MyFWC. com. With a record of trophy catches, we hope to reaffirm our status as the Fishing Capital of the World and become the undisputed Bass Fishing Capital of the World. Continued from 1B Highlands Greenhouses, Inc. honored by LP Chamber for 5K Catch your share in the worlds fishing capital fielded both shortstop and second near flawlessly, the rest of the group have more seasons at the high school level ahead of them. And so the final nods went to Lake Placids Kyle Barber (.284, 13 RBI) at third base, Ricky Miller at second (.376, 11 RBI) and Avon Parks Drew Reeves (.413, 14 RBI) at short.. On to the outfield, with more questions, debates and decisions to be made. The one shoe-in was center fielder Evan Lewis of Sebring, what with his .329 average, .469 on base percentage, 28 runs scored and six stolen bases. Not to mention his gap-togap coverage of the outfield at expansive Firemens Field, flashing his fleet feet and vaccum-like glove. Avon Parks Alfred Big Red Brown, in just his freshman year, looks to be Lewisheir-apparent and will have three more years to head up this squad in center, but for this year, his teammate Lane Crosson took the rightfield slot, batting .343 with 18 RBI. The likes of Sebrings Johnny Knight, drafted by the Phillies in June, and Lake Placids Nevada Weaver were yet others in the list of considerations. And rounding out the AllCounty team in left field is Sebrings Nate Greene, also an often called upon relief pitcher, who found the time to also hit .290 with 22 RBI for the Blue Streaks. All three county teams turning in winning seasons make choices for the AllCounty team all the more difficult. 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C M Y K Page 6BNews-SunFriday, July 29, 2011www.newssun.com RELIGION In Josephs Journey as a Believer, we focused on three lessons that God may have been trying to teach Joseph while he was on his journey. Lesson 1 reinforced the importance of trusting God for direction in his life based on Proverbs 3:5, 6 (NKJV). Lesson 2 was about the trials that Joseph faced while God was trying to teach Him to be patient, shown in James 1:2-4. Lesson 3 discussed the possibilities of Joseph getting tired on his journey and questioning if things would ever get better. He probably realized that if He didnt give up hope, things would pay off. Galatians 6:9 is a verse that could have been encouraging to Joseph when He was feeling weary. These three lessons can also apply to our lives today as we continue on our journeys as believers in Christ, especially Galatians 6:9. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Lets imagine ourselves on a journey through the mountains on foot. Our mission is to walk the long trails that go for miles and then climb all the way to the highest peak to enjoy the view. The first part of the journey on the trails through green pastures would probably be easy and very pretty. There would be beautiful daisies and daffodils peeking through the grass. Just up ahead are the rocky we would be climbing. Prior to starting the climb, we would need to prepare ourselves by making sure our appetites are satisfied, we are hydrated, and our safety equipment is on securely. As we climb, the scenery may not be much to admire as our faces would be directed at the rocky surface with bare shrubs protruding from the rocks. While climbing, we would have to focus so hard on what we are doing and in the process would start feeling tired and loaded down by our baggage. All of the sudden, we approach a spot where we can take of our bags off of our shoulders, sit and take a break, and catch a glimpse of the beauty. After awhile, it is time to pack up again and start climbing. As we start to get tired again, we might start wondering if we are ever going to get to the top. We could even feel tempted to quit or forget what our reason is for our rock climbing journey. Fortunately, we find another place to take a break. After taking a final break and climbing a little further, just ahead is the top. Finally, we reach the highest peak in the mountains, relax, and just admire the view. The trails that we walked earlier with daisies and daffodils are moving straight across the pasture with the some winding. Just off to our left is a beautiful river with some light rapids. The breeze is fresh with a clean fresh smell. Birds are flying freely. Our journeys as believers could be compared to someone hiking the mountains. Throughout our lives as Christians, we have mountain top experiences and times we spend in the valleys below. We could also call these our ups and downs in life. The ups and downs in life can often make us tired and impatient and forget what our journey is all about. Gods word offers encouragement. We must never think that God is not aware of our feelings or our place in life or that He does not care. Isaiah 40:28, 29 says, Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Afinal point to remember is that we must always try to be patient. There is great reward if we dont give up when we are tired. But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint (Isaiah 40:31). Leslie Deese is a Sebring resident. She can be reached at ljb_628@yahoo.com. The mountains and valleys of life Atonement Lutheran ChurchSEBRING The Seventh Sunday after Pentecost service will be led by Deacon David Thoresen. Eucharist assistant/lector will be Ron Fitzpatrick. The Labyrinth Prayer Garden, is open to the community as well as congregation seven days per week. All are welcome to do this walking meditation. The Labyrinth Prayer Garden is patterned after a very famous Labyrinth in France and is in memory of a former member, Kaitlyn Gossett.Avon Park Church of ChristAVON PARK Break Through to the Next Level (Philippians 3:13-14), will be the message presented by Minister Larry Roberts on Sunday. The Sunday Evening Service will be a devotional. Afingerfood fellowship will follow. 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 Church LCMSAVON PARK This Sunday morning, Pastor Scott McLean will be preaching a sermon entitled Neither Crowds nor Cross Avoiding. The church is at 1320 C.R. 64, east the Avon Park High School. For more information, call 471-2663 or visit www.christlutheranavonpark.org/. This is an LCMS congregation.Christian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled Marked By God at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study will continue the book of Hebrews. Eastside Christian ChurchLAKE PLACID Wednesdays mid-week Bible study and discussion time is an informal setting with open discussion. If you are interested in knowing the Bible better, you are encouraged to join this time of study and fellowship. Eastside Christian Church is at 101 Peace Ave. in Lake Placid, two miles east of U.S. 27 on C.R 621. Call 465-7065.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING The Rev. George Miller will deliver the Sunday morning sermon, The Story That Everyone Should Know with Scripture taken from Genesis 32:22-31. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit www/sebringemmanuelucc.c om.First Baptist Church Avon ParkAVON PARK Rev. Jon Beck will be speaking at the morning service and evening services. Wednesday services include prayer meeting/Bible study and youth activities. Spanish Church led by Rev. Johnathan Soltero meets Sunday and Wednesday. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information, call 453-6681 or e-mail info@fbcap.net/.First Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID On Sunday, Pastor Darryl George will preach the sermon entitled Jesus Christ, Our Emmanuel! with regards to Matthew 1:18-23. There will be no Sunday evening service. The Hand of Christ Food Ministry will distribute food from 4-6 p.m. The church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper Avenues in Placid Lakes. For more information, please call 465-5126 from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday or e-mail the church at placidlakes@hotmail.com/.First Christian ChurchAVON PARK The pastor will be concluding this months sermon series Changing The World With Random Acts of Kindness with the sermon: After the Random Acts of Kindness. The Scripture will be Hebrews 6:10-12. This Wednesday evening there will be regular Bible Studies for all ages. First Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 4535334 or e-mail firstchristianap@embarqmail.com with any questions or to request information. The church website is www.firstchristianap.com/.First Christian ChurchSEBRING At the Lords Table this Sunday morning will be Juanita Roberts and Teresa Williams. Communion will be served by Jayne Weldy, Carol Graves, Carol Chandler and Gretchen Ames. Greeter will be Clara Moore and Lynne Warman will be responsible for the Call to Worship. There will be no childrens church during the month of July. The pastors sermon is titled The Ten Commandments, Part 2, taken from Exodus 20:12-21. Lighting the candles during the month of July is Daniel Thibodeau. Joyce Winstel will serve in the nursery Sunday. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave. Call 3850352 for more information.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday morning, Rev. Tim Osterlund will be the guest speaker. His sermon is entitled Knowing the Will of God based on II Timothy 1:1-12. Special music will be provided by Bev Rudd singing He and a special number by Ruth Curry Mann. 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. Sunday's video is entitled Help Is Here. Wendy Garcia is teaching the youth class and their lessons discuss how the Bible applies to life today. The Family Gathering meets at 6 p.m. On Thursday, the Men's Fellowship meets at The Depot at for breakfast 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 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING Lets Go On a Trip is the title of Sunday mornings sermon given by guest speaker, the Rev. Cecil Hess. Aug. 1-5 will be Summer Day Camp, for ages 11-14, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., in fellowship hall (through August 12). Program includes lunch, snacks and activities (Bible lessons, sports, crafts and games). Program is free other than field trips. Space is limited. Sign up in the church office. Come To The River Leslie Deese 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 Fridays paper. Submit items to the News-Sunsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send email 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. Continued on page 10B David Gee to be guest speaker at Night of ProphecySEBRING At the Night of Prophecy at Homers Restaurant, Monday at 6:30 p.m., Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum will be joined by David Gee, author of Countdown 21: A Businessmans approach to Eternal Profit. No one on earth has ever been able to demonstrate 100 percent predictable accuracy. Yet God makes completely accurate predictions. This book is about predictive Bible prophecy, which is far more important than earthly wealth. See Prophecies of the past that have been proven. Watch Prophecies of the present shape world events. Learn what will happen, when and where with precise events. Please enter right side door. Beverages will be provided. No purchase of food is necessary.VBS at Leisure LakesLAKE PLACID Gold Rush, Discovering the Rock of Ages, will be the theme of daily vacation Bible school next week at Leisure Lakes Baptist Church. The program is designed for preschool through high school, ages 3 and up. The church will be providing an evening meal at 5:30 p.m., with the program beginning at 7 p.m., running until 8:30 p.m. The VBS will run Monday through Friday, August 15. All are welcome. The church is at the western end of Lake June. From U.S. 27, take Lake June Road to Miller, turning north on Wildflower. For further information, contact the church office at 699-0671.Clothing room to re-open at Parkway Church of ChristSEBRING Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, will be reopening its clothing room on Thursday at 9 a.m. It will continue to be open every Thursday from 9-11 a.m., except for the last Thursday of the month when the hours are 4-6 p.m. This is open to anyone in the community. Apicture identification is necessary each time that you come. If you have any questions, call 385-7443. Snapshots Anti-Semitism is not new. It dates back some 2,000 years. But why? Hi, my name is Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum from The Way, and I like to have a word with you. Even in the Old Testament God told Israel that they will be a curse for other nations. Listen to Jeremiah 29:18:I will make them a terror to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be a curse, and a reproach among all the nations where I have driven them. (NAS) But why? The very next verse gives us the answer: Because they have not listened to My words, declares the Lord which I sent to them again and again by My servants the prophets; but you did not listen, declares the Lord. So that is why! Even though they where Gods chosen people, they turned their back to God. But what about New Testament times? If you ever study the history of the Jews, you will find a long list of countries who tortured, persecuted and killed as many Jews as they could. Hitler is only the tip of the iceberg. Today, anti-Semitism is a global epidemic. Do you know that over 700 General Assembly resolutions passed since the establishment of the United Nations in 1945. Of them nearly 450 condemn Israel. Do you know that in the same time period none have been passed against any Arab country in spite of the many terrorist organizations. Yes, out of the 190 nations in the UN, over 60 percent of all General Assembly resolutions rebuke just one member, and that is Israel! When the Apostle Luke writes prophetically about the Roman battle against Jerusalem he writes: Jerusalem will be tram pled underfoot by the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. (Luke 21:24). Again we ask why? Listen to the horrible self fulfilling prophecy of the Jews in front of Pilate, who washed his hands and declared himself innocent. The Jews cried out: His blood be on us and our children! (Matthew 27:25). And then again we find Jesus own words on the way to the cross: Daughters of Jerusalem, stop weeping for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. (Luke 23:28) How true, the Jews have suffered so much, and more to come. However, our response should always be to bless Israel: And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. (Genesis 12:3) Yet there is much suffering still ahead for Israel, as we get closer to Jesus coming. Just read Ezekiel chapters 38-39! Yes, the stage is set for the second coming of Jesus! 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Sunday, Pastor Ron Zimmer continues the river renewal series Summer with the Psalmist. Class provided for kids. Wednesday is Grace Points, pastors e-mail connection: www.gracepointecog@comcast.net. Friday is Skype live at 10:30 p.m. E-mail Pastor Zimmer to be included with the group. Tuesday and Sunday ustream available of all services. Log on to ustream.tv and then enter gracepointetv in the search box. Choose your session.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this Sunday will be: God's Weapon in Man's Hand with Scripture from: II Samuel 23:9-10. Communion is offered during the service weekly. The service will also include Darlene Gardner singing In the Garden. Vacation Bible School is this week. Dont miss it. It wont be back until next year. It will be Monday through Friday, from 5-8 p.m. featuring crafts, food, games, fun Bible lessons and great skits, led by Amanda Armentrout. Grades kindergarten through eighth.. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix); phone number is 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Pastor Claude Burnett will preach at the Summer Heritage Worship Service and the Celebration Worship Service on the subject Stressbusters: Busyness. Pastor Fred Ball will preach at the New Song Contemporary Service in Rob Reynolds Hall. Youth Group will meet in the Lighthouse from 5-7 p.m., for a pizza and game night. For the month of August there is a change of time for middle and high school Bible studies. High school Bible study will meet on Mondays at the Lighthouse from 2-4 p.m. and middle school Bible study will meet at the Lighthouse on Tuesdays from 2-4 p.m. The Church is at 500 Kent Ave., overlooking Lake Clay. For information, please call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, Walk In Gods Path is taken from Judges 13 (King James Version). Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message, Be Sober and Be Vigilant in the morning service. The Sunday evening service will be a regular service. The Wednesday evening service will be praise, prayer and Bible study.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, the sermon topic will be A Guest of a Sinner taken from Luke 19:1-10. Nursery is provided at all three services.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING On Sunday morning Pastor Keith Simmons will have a sermon titled, Small But Mighty. He will have the Scripture reading from The Letter of Philemon. Sunday school meets in the Fidelis Room. They will be studying People Grumble. They will be looking at the Scripture from Numbers 11.Southside Baptist ChurchSEBRING Joseph, Faith and Forgiveness is the topic the Rev. David Altman will speak on in the morning worship service Sunday. Childrens church and a nursery are available. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. The youth group will give a report at 1 p.m. on their summer journey to Tennessee. 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 United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. The Rev. Clyde Weavers sermon will be: Joshua Chooses to Serve. Fellowship follows the service.The Way ChurchSEBRING David Gee, Guest Speaker and Author will be speaking on the end times. His book is Countdown 21: ABusiness Mans Approach to Eternal Profit. The 21 refers to prophecies. He will also be speaking at the Night of Prophecy to be held Monday evening at Homers at 6:30 p.m. The Way Church is at 1005 North Ridgewood Drive. Church phone is 4716140; pastor's cell is 2146190. For church information and the pastor.s messages go to /www.thewaychurch.org/. Continued from page 6BPlaces to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSun at 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Scott King youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. childrens choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. childrens mission groups. Call 4536681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and womens prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL 33876. 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. Jos Gonzlez, V.F. Masses Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, noon; Daily Masses 8 a.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confession: every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m. or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment. Enroll your students today for Catholic School grades Pre-K3 through 5th grade. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway. Our hours of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Don Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION Church News

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, July 29, 2011Page 11B 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-mail redeemer1895@aol.com Web site: redeemeravon.com. The church is at 839 Howes Way,Avon Park (two miles north of Sun N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells Dodge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. The Rev. Jim Kurtz, rector. Church office 3857649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL33852. Phone: 4650051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening: Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child care available at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come see what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 8350869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.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 see christlutheranavonpark.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; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com. NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m. 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 childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3140482, 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, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. The Lords Sentinel Fellowship Church, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the Millennium Church. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer a Saturday service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Tiger Gullett in the Millennium Church. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturers Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway 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; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; MondayFriday, Summer Day Camp (youth ages 11-14) 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. excluding holidays; Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 3 p.m., adult classroom; Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m., adult classroom. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 9-10 a.m. in the sanctuary; contemporary worship is from 11 a.m. to noon. Sunday school classes for adults and children will be 10:10-10:50 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, 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 Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruc e 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 site sebringemmanuelucc.com. No matter who you are or where you are on lifes journey, youre welcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP HEALTHYLIVING DearPharmacist: My doctor is referring me to a psychologist because Im having so many bad dreams. These are new for me, and while I believe that dreams are telling I cant help but wonder if its something Im taking. In the last six months, Ive began taking three new prescriptions. Could my drugs have any bearing on my sleep or dream state? T.H., Denver, Colorado Answer: Yes, medications can definitely impact the way you sleep, and cause vivid dreaming, lucidness, and even nightmares. There are over 130 medications that can cause nightmares and Ive posted the list at my website, www.SuzyCohen.com because I dont have the room to do so here. Ill mention a few of those drugs shortly, but for the moment, lets talk about nightmares. Its normal to have them on occasion, but not all the time. I believe that dreams are a way for our unconscious mind to get our attention about a life situation, one that is particularly troubling. They are frightening and often contain emotional content or vivid details that stick with you throughout the day, if not forever. Nightmares are fairly common in children, but they are not usually associated with any underlying psychological problems. About 5 to 8 percent of the adult population, mostly women, have to deal with recurring nightmares. Just FYI, nightmares are considered one of the hallmark symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Many war veterans and child abuse survivors can attest to this. But as I said earlier, medications can trigger nightmares too. Below is a list of some of the most popular drugs or dietary supplements I can think of, that have the potential to affect dreaming. If you see your medication on the list, and nightmares have become troublesome for you, then speak to your doctor about lowering your dose a little bit, switching medication categories, or trying something natural. Albuterol: a popular inhaler used for asthma or bronchospasm Alprazolam and diazepam: these medications are used for relaxation or sleep Amitriptyline and doxepin: two older antidepressants Statins: a class of medications used to reduce cholesterol Bisoprolol: a blood pressure drug Carbidopa/levodopa: used in Parkinsons disease Cetirizine: an antihistamine Citalopram and Escitalopram: two newer popular antidepressant Fenfluramine: an appetite suppressant used for weight loss HCTZ (Hydrochlorothiazide): a popular diuretic used to reduce blood pressure Levofloxacin: An antibiotic Melatonin: a natural sleep aid, but excessive amounts can cause nightmares Mugwort: a natural herb sometimes used to expand consciousness and dream states, as well as for digestive health Propranolol: used for high blood pressure, migraines and heartbeat irregularities Zanamivir: inhaled drug used for Influenza Zolpidem: popular sleep medicationDid You Know? Researchers just learned that when you get a sunburn, a paincausing protein called CXCL5 goes way up. Taking an aspirin helps relieve sunburn pain. 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. Having bad dreams? It could be your medicine Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen

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C M Y K Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Highlands County leads Florida in obesity and diabetes rates, but CHIPcan help us win the battle. CHIP stands for Coronary Health Improvement Project and comes to Lake Placid Aug. 21 through Sept. 22 at the Better Living Community Center at 22 East Phoenix St. It is a very intensive, but exciting four-week course and that will pay enormous health dividends. Do yourself the favor and take just one month to learn how to Live With All Your Heart. If you are concerned about heart disease, cancer, stroke, being overweight, hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, or just your health in general, this program will meet your needs. It can also add healthy years to your life. Apast CHIPgraduate remarked, In just four weeks my cholesterol dropped about 15 percent, Ive lost 10 pounds, my blood pressure has returned to normal and my arthritic pain and stiffness are gone. Local physicians, nurses and dieticians will provide illustrated medical lectures, answer questions, demonstrate healthy food preparation, provide delicious food samples, give out delicious Heart Health recipes and take participants on food shopping tours. Daily exercise sessions will be encouraged. The program begins and ends with a heart screening, where various heart and cancer risks will be evaluated and blood will be analyzed for serum cholesterol, triglycerides, sugar and other important parameters. There will be lifestyle evaluations and personalized counseling before and at the end of the lecture series for comparison. All this information can be shared with your personal physician who can make medication changes as needed. Free one-hour overviews and light meal offered Aug. 2-16 at 6 p.m. There is no pressure to join the class, just a chance to see the materials, view an introductory video, learn what the program offers and ask questions of those who will be directing the program. Call the Better Living Community Center in Lake Placid 832-1955 or 441-2422 for a brochure and more information. Page 12BNews-SunFriday, July 29, 2011www.newssun.com LAMPE & KEIFFER; 5.542"; 4"; Black; healthy living; 00009839 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 00009842 HRMC; 3.639"; 3"; Black plus three; process, healthy living; 00009843 STATE FARM; 3.639"; 2"; Black; **internet included**; 00010544 POSHE DAY SALON; 3.639"; 2"; Black; **internet included**; 00010546 HEALTHYLIVING Are you planning to travel this summer? If you'll be spending long periods of time sitting still (either in your car or on an airplane) you may want to take heed of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). What is DVT? It can be painful and dangerous if you dont know what it is and how to identify it while youre travelling. DVTcan affect anyone but is most prevalent in adults over 60 years of age. DVTmainly affects the larger veins in the lower legs and thighs. A blood clot can develop and block blood flow, causing pain and swelling. Ablood clot that breaks free and moves through the bloodstream is called an embolism. An embolism can lodge in the brain, heart, or lungs and cause severe damage. The risk factors for DVT and blood clots include: long periods of bed rest cigarette smoking fractures in the pelvis or legs giving birth within the last 6 months heart failure medications such as estrogen and birth control pills obesity recent surgery There are ways to avoid DVTif you happen to have any of these risk factors. First and foremost, moving your legs often during long plane trips, car trips,and other situations in which you are sitting or lying down for long periods of time can help prevent DVT. You can do ankle circles, knee bends, and thigh lifts right in your seat. Its also important to get up and move during plane travel. If you are travelling by car, stop periodically and walk for a few minutes. By moving around, you decrease your risk of DVTsignificantly. Clinical evidence suggests that wearing compression socks or tights while travelling reduces the incidence of DVTon long flights, especially if you have any of the risk factors identified above. These products help improve circulation, which can be particularly important to decrease the risk of DVT. Dr. Olga Garcia Luepschen can be reached at the Gentle Foot Care Center for any further questions. The office is at 2 Ryant Blvd., on the corner o f U.S. 27 and Hammock Road, Sebring or call 314-9255. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure your condition. Keep it moving while traveling Footprints Dr. Olga GarciaLuepschen Special to the News-SunBRADENTON Summertime and the living is easy...except for your heart, which works overtime during the hotter months. While summer is the prime time to enjoy the outdoors whether at the beach, playing sports or simply enjoying an outdoor barbecue as the temperature rises, so does the amount of work required by your heart and blood vessels. So what do you do to protect your heart, but still enjoy your fun in the increasingly warmer great outdoors? Alberto Montalvo, M.D, cardiologist at Bradenton Cardiology Center, offers some tips on keeping your cool and beating the heat this summer, for your hearts sake.How heat affects your heartYour body is designed for heat and works to maintain your normal body temperature of 98 degrees, says Montalvo. However, during hot weather, especially the hot and humid days, your heart can face some pretty serious strain. In order to fight this heat, your body enlists its natural cooling system, which includes changing the rate and amount of blood circulation and losing water through the skin, or sweating. As the air temperature rises, sensors in your body instruct the heart to pump more blood, the blood vessels to dilate to allow more blood flow and the bundles of small capillaries in the skins upper layers to begin operation. When the blood flows closer to the skin, heat escapes out of the skin to help cool the body. During this time, sweating also occurs, pushing water out of the skin so cooling can take place as the water evaporates. However, on really humid days, this evaporation may not happen as easily, preventing the body from properly cooling. While these processes help keep you cool, heat emission and sweating each put strain on the heart. The heart has to increase its workload as it pushes blood to the skins upper layers. In fact, it may move up to four times more blood on a hot day than on a cooler one. Sweating can also stress the heart by depleting important minerals, such as sodium and chloride, needed to maintain a healthy balance of fluid in the bloodstream.Whos most affected?While everyone could be at risk of heat-related illness due to heat straining the heart, many healthy people may survive the summer without problem, says Montalvo. However, for others, this strain can cause serious health problems ranging from heat exhaustion to heat stroke. People at higher risk include those who: have previously suffered a heart attack currently have heart disease have high cholesterol are taking medication to control a heart condition have a history of stroke suffer from diabetes are over 50 years old are overweight or obeseBeat the heatIf you feel youre ready to brave the heat, there are some guidelines you should follow. Remember that its always better to be safe, so if you dont have to be in the heat especially when the heat index is above 90 try to avoid it, at least for extended periods of time. Other ways to beat the heat can include: Watch the clock. Try to avoid being outside during the hottest part of the day, generally noon to around 3 or 4 p.m. Slow down. Strenuous activities, such as exercise, should be reduced or rescheduled to cooler times, such as early morning or late evening. Dress for the weather by wearing lightweight, light-colored clothing. It reflects heat and sunlight, and helps your body maintain its temperature. Drink plenty of water and other fluids, even if you dont feel thirsty. You can become dehydrated long before you actually become thirsty and your body needs water to keep cool. Avoid alcoholic beverages, as they may speed up dehydration and make your heart work harder. Spend more time in air-conditioning, as it significantly reduces danger from the heat. Limit your time in the sun and wear sunscreen. Not only does the sun heat your body, but sunburn makes it that much harder for the body to dissipate heat. Beat the heat this summer foryourhearts sake Metro Services Finding ways to stay cool when out in the heat is important for your heart health. CHIP health program starting in Lake Placid The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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C M Y K By DAVID GERMAIN APMovie WriterThe genre mash-up of Cowboys & Aliens is more a mush-up, an action yarn aiming to be both science fiction and Old West adventure but doing neither all that well. The filmmakers and there are a lot of them, among them director Jon Favreau, 11 producers or executive producers including Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, plus half a dozen credited writers start with a title that lays out a simple but cool premise: invaders from the skies shooting it out with guys on horseback. For all the talent involved, they wound up keeping the story too simple, almost simple-minded, leaving a terrific cast led by Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford stuck in a sketchy, sometimes poky tale where you get cowboys occasionally fighting aliens and not much more. Based on a graphic novel from Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, also a producer on the movie, Cowboys & Aliens has Craig doing the stony-faced lone rider thing to such stoic extremes it borders on blandness. Ford is similarly constricted in a stereotyped role as the tyrannical overlord of a Western town, though his unfailing charisma does imbue some spirit into his under-developed character. Really, the only clever thing about Cowboys & Aliens is the basic idea itself. The Western trappings are mostly dull, the aliens and sci-fi elements are unimaginative, and cramming them together is not enough to make them interesting. As the story opens in 1875, Craigs amnesiac Jake Lonergan wanders into the dusty New Mexico town of Absolution with no clue to his identity and bearing a strange metal bracelet on his wrist. Within minutes, he begins running afoul of the towns leaders, crossing the cowardly son (Paul Dano) of local cattle baron Woodrow Dolarhyde (Ford), then tussling with the sheriff (Keith Carradine) and his deputies. Just as it looks as though were in for a showdown among a band of greedy thugs and decent townfolk in need of a hero, space craft swoop in and start snatching people right off the streets. Six-shooters are like firing blanks at the speedy ships, but Jakes wristband comes to life, and he gradually learns how to use it as a weapon to fight back against what the villagers initially assume are demons. Dolarhyde leads Jake and a posse in pursuit of the creatures, accompanied by the mysterious gun-toting Ella (Olivia Wilde), who knows more about these beings than she lets on. Director Favreau slipped from fresh and flamboyant on Iron Man to lame and listless on its sequel, and theres more of the latter on Cowboys & Aliens. The posse creeps along through close encounters with outlaws and Apaches and has more abduction run-ins with the aliens. Yet other than seeing the two blended together, theres nothing here that hasnt been done far better in many Westerns and science-fiction flicks. The aliens are anonymous monsters, and the human folk are mostly cardboard types like those youll find in any old Western. The action plays out against grand, gorgeous landscapes captured by cinematographer Matthew Libatique, while the visual effects are standard stuff, save for one very impressive explosion. As a jittery saloon owner, Sam Rockwell gets to toss out a few funny lines, and Adam Beach manages a few moments of pathos as Dolarhydes main hand. As the sheriffs young grandson, Noah Ringer is there to broaden the movies kid appeal but doesnt really add to the story. Though Ford is pushing 70, its odd seeing him relegated to second billing in an action movie. His role is big, and it does give him a chance to play a bit nastier than usual. But Craigs role is the sort Ford might have done if Cowboys & Aliens came 20 years earlier. Craigs probably the better actor of the two, but Fords a true movie star, and its easy to imagine a livelier film if Jake had more of that Indiana Jones rogues charm and less of the tightly wound menace Craig has made a part of his take on James Bond. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, July 29, 2011Page 15B DESIGNER DENTAL; 3.639"; 4"; Black; tv incentive; 00010017 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seamless p/u; 00010543 FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 7/29/11; 00010564 DearAbby: Im a 16-year-old girl. I have good grades, participate in sports and activities, and Im involved in my church. My parents have always trusted me and given me freedom because they know I can handle it. I want to attend a concert in a bigger town with a friend. However, my parents insist I must have an adult with me. I feel Im responsible enough to go to the concert without one. How can I convince my parents? (Aparent would be driving us to and from the concert.) Can Handle It in Oregon DearCan Handle It: Your parents want to be sure you are safe. Although they trust you to act responsibly, they may not be so confident about other fans in the audience. When large numbers of people gather for sports events and concerts, there is always the chance that a few troublemakers may cause a commotion or even a stampede. Thats why the performers usually have heavy security around them. Please dont take your parentsstance on this personally. They are trying to protect you. DearAbby: My husband and I are hosting our daughters wedding and reception. We had to limit the number of guests due to space and budgetary considerations. Some of the RSVPs have come back with a larger number of people accepting than were listed on the invitation envelope as being invited. How should we handle this? We expect others may do the same, and we cannot accommodate extra guests. Its a touchy situation because my daughter and her fiance interact with these folks at the church where she works. She feels bad enough that we had to limit the number of guests and now this situation. Feeling Awkward in Michigan DearFeeling Awkward: If this is strictly a matter of money and what you can afford, sit down with your daughter and her fiance, explain the situation and ask if they would like to pay for the uninvited guests. If they say yes fine. If they say no, call the people who indicated they plan to bring extra guests and tell them that because of space and budgetary considerations, you are unable to accommodate them. Please dont feel embarrassed to do so, because the people who should feel embarrassed are the ones who committed this breach of etiquette. DearAbby: If I tell my wife Im going to clean the bathroom today, but I dont manage to get it done because I was busy with other things, is that considered breaking a promise even though I didnt use the word promise? My wife says that if you say youre going to do something, then that is a promise. Is she right? AMatter of Semantics DearSemantics: Not exactly. If you tell your wife you are going to clean the bathroom today and dont get around to it, that is frustrating, aggravating and irresponsible. But if she responds to your statement, Is that a promise? and you say yes THATS a promise. DearAbby: Im a grown-up Southern girl who has had honesty is the best policy pounded into my head ever since I can remember. My family had a falling out when I spoke my mind about some family members because I was tired of them saying things behind other peoples backs. I felt the truth should be expressed, but now I am to blame for the family issues when I was just being honest. Where is the line in the sand where the honesty policy becomes brutal and unfeasible? Telling It Like It Is DearTelling It: The line is crossed when the truth is used like a sledgehammer and the words are spoken in anger or retaliation. 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. Good advice for everyone teens to seniors is in The Anger in All of Us and How to Deal With It. To order, send a business-size, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds only) to: Dear Abby Anger Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included in the price.) Trusted teen feels entitled to parent-free trip Dear Abby DIVERSIONS www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and Zade Rosenthal/Courtesy of Universal Studios and Dream Works II Distribution Co. LLC/MCT Daniel Craig as a stranger with no memory of his past and director/executive producer Jon Favreau on the set of Cowboys & Aliens. Cowboys & Aliens turns mash-up to mush Movie Review Cowboys & Aliens Rating: PG-13 (intense sequences of Western and sci-fi action and violence, some partial nudity and a brief crude reference) Running time: 118 minutes Review: (of 4) By JAKE COYLE APEntertainment WriterNEWYORK Anew Nielsen survey finds tha t in the battle between screens, Netflix users are opting for TVs and Hulu users are siding with computers. Video game consoles have a lot to do with the discrepancy: Half of all Netflix users connect to its streaming service through their Nintendo Wii, Sony PlayStation 3 or Microsoft Xbox consoles, according to the survey. The study, conducted in 12,000 online interviews in March, researched viewing habits among the two popular streaming services. The Nielsen Co. found that 89 percent of Hulu users stream video on their computers. But only 42 percent of Netflix users watch directly on their computers. Nearly three-quarters o f Hulu users primarily watch TVshows. 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C M Y K LIVING 16B PAGE News-Sun Friday, July 29, 2011 By Tim Logan / St. Louis Post-DispatchThe federal government is about to max out its credit card. The U.S. Treasury is fast approaching the $14.3 trillion-dollar limit on how much it can borrow. That limit is set by Congress. But this year the Republican-led House of Representatives refuses to raise it, at least not without massive spending cuts. Fine, says president Obama, but not without tax increases. If nothing changes, come Aug. 2, something unprecedented will happen: The government of the United States will run out of money. It will have to either cut spending nearly in half overnight or default on Treasury bonds. Either scenario, say bankers and economists, would have such a devastating effect on the economy that Congress and the White House simply cant let it happen. But despite near-daily talks, the two sides, at least publicly, still seem far from a deal. And Aug. 2 is getting closer. So what would happen? What would it mean if the U.S. Treasury defaults? What would it look like if the government had to suddenly live within its means? $3.8 trillion U.S. goverment trust funds, mostly social security $6 trillionForeign central banks and overseas investors$4.5 trillionU.S. residents and institutional investorsChina & Hong Kong $1.3 trillion United KingdomJapanOther Source: Government Accounting Office $14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 0In trillions National debtDEBT LIMIT Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury, White House Office of Management and Budget1940 CURRENT LIMIT $14.29 TRILLIONMCT The big ticket item scenarioTotaling about $173B $50 billion $100 billion $200 billion $300 billion $250 billion $150 billion $29B Interest on Treasury debtThe social safety net scenario $49.2B Social Security benefits $50B Medicare/ Medicaid $12.8B Unemployment insurance $31.7B Defense contracts $5.8B Military pay & veterans benefits $14.2B Federal employee salaries $8.1B Health research grants $9.3B Food stamps and welfare $20.2B Dept. of Education $3.9B IRS refunds $72.8B Other programs $2.9B Pay for active duty military $14B Special Ed. grants & tuition aid $2.9B Veterans affairs $6.7B Housing aid for the poor $1.4B Justice Dept. $29B Interest onTreasury debt$49.2B Social Security benefits $50B Medicare/ Medicaid $12.8B Unemployment insurance $9.3B Food stamps and welfare0$31.7B Defense contracts $14.2B Federal employee salaries $8.1B Health research grants $3.9B IRS refunds $70.6B Other programs Source: Bipartisan Policy CenterIf the Treasury hopes to avoid default without raising the debt ceiling, it will have to spend less much less. The government is due to receive roughly $173 billion in tax revenue in August, according to the Bipartisan Policy Center. Yet the federal budget for the month is $307 billion. Thats everything from Social Security checks to military salaries to food stamps, and $29 billion in interest payments on Treasury bonds. As long as it makes those interest payments, the government would stay out of default. But it would have to cut all other spending by 44 percent forcing some extremely hard choices. Do you pay doctors bills or food stamps? Do you tell Boeing to float its bills for a month? Do you furlough every federal employee? And theres no way you pay tax refunds. In a recent study, the Bipartisan Policy Center laid out a few scenarios for how this juggling might work. Here are two of them: STAGE ONE: THE BUDGET CHAINSAW STAGE TWO: INEVITABLE DEFAULTEven sharp spending cuts would require constantly refinancing existing federal debt likely at higher interest rates. And if one of those rollovers didnt pan out, or the Treasury missed a payment, the government would default on its bonds. This has never happened, so no one knows how investors would react. But experts predict it would send a wave of turmoil through the markets. Here are a few potential scenarios: Credit rating agencies downgrade U.S. Treasury bonds (if they havent already). Arate hike on government debt of at least 0.5 percent, predicts JPMorgan Chase, which would drive up the nations borrowing costs by $75 billion a year. Adowngrade of federal bonds could also drive up borrowing costs for institutions that receive a lot of federal spending, from states to hospitals to universities. Boost the cost of consumer loans, including mortgages, which could send another shudder through an already weak housing market. Astock-market plunge of between 6 and 9 percent, predict JPMorgan and Janney Montgomery Scott, wiping out hundreds of billions of dollars in wealth. Expect the stock market, banks and businesses to respond, too. If bond interest rates stay high, the value of stocks and other investments would likely be depressed indefinitely. Some experts predict that the uncertainty would lead banks to pull back on lending, making it harder for small business to expand, and for consumers to buy a car or house. Meanwhile, big companies could sit on cash, lay off employees and delay expansions. This, some warn, would drive the economy back into recession. Even if the debt ceiling is eventually raised, the consequences of default could play out for a long time. Would a firstever default make the U.S. and the dollar seem like less of a safe investment? Permanently higher interest rates on Treasury bonds would mean even more of the federal budget goes toward debt payments. If investors and foreign governments pulled money out of the U.S., the dollar would weaken relative to other currencies, driving up the cost of imports such as gasoline and electronics, and pushing down the value of goods the U.S. sells overseas. OTHER WAYS OUT?RAISE THE LIMITCongress could simply vote to raise the debt ceiling again. It has done so many times before 72 times since 1962, and 10 in the past decade usually with little drama. But these are not drama-free days in Congress. Federal debt has nearly doubled since 2004, with huge bills for Social Security and Medicare looming. Tea Party-inspired Republicans have made cutting government spending the focus of their platform, and see the debt ceiling debate as a way to force the issue. The White House agrees that now is the time to cut spending, but says some new taxes need to be in the mix as well. Few in Washington or Wall Street think the federal government can simply go on borrowing forever. Debt payments will chew up a bigger and bigger chunk of the budget. Foreign central banks could decide theres a smarter place to park their money. The federal trust funds that now own more than one-third of the debt will dry up. And all the bills will come due someday. When they do, it will be painful. Just look at Greece. No one knows what will happen if the United States, issuer of the worlds reserve currency, defaults on its debt. But nations have been overextending their credit for quite a long time. Sovereign debt defaults were first reported in the 4th century B.C., when 10 Greek city-states couldnt make their payments. More recently, defaults have happened every few years, particularly in developing countries. Most of the worlds major economies have never defaulted exceptions being Germany in 1932 and Russia in 1998. Defaults of the last 20 years:1994 Arapid loss in value of the peso led Mexico to the brink of default. The country couldnt find buyers to refinance its debt, and it needed big loans from the U.S. and International Monetary Fund to bail out its currency.1997 Boom times in Southeast Asia turned to bust as Indonesia, South Korea, Thailand and others caught the Asian flu when local currencies collapsed under heavy debt. The crisis spread quickly, but ended quickly, too.1998 In part because of the Asian crisis, Russia defaulted on $72 billion in debt, setting off economic and political turmoil. Banks failed. Strikes were widespread. Food prices doubled.2001After battling high inflation for a decade, Argentina defaulted on much of its public debt, and its lenders took massive losses. The value of the peso plunged and the economy took years to recover.2010Debt levels soared in Greece during the recession, and the country was forced into huge spending cuts in exchange for European Union and IMF loans to avoid a Euro-threatening default. Ireland, Portugal and now Italy face similar circumstances.CONSTITUTIONAL CAGE MATCHThere are those who say the answer lies in the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. While its better known for extending the right of citizenship to everyone born here, the 14th Amendment also states that the validity of the public debt shall not be questioned. In other words: The government must pay what it owes. This clause, the argument goes, could be used to supersede the 1917 act of Congress that created the debt limit. The limit wouldnt be raised; it would simply be ignored. The U.S. would operate like most countries which dont set statutory limits on borrowing and keep issuing new Treasury bonds, though its not clear who would buy them. If the Obama administration takes this route, expect the mother of all legal battles, not to mention nasty political fights. But the courts take time time that all sides could use to craft a deal. A HISTORY OF DEADBEAT NATIONSPOST-DISPATCH