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Title: The news-sun
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Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
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Publication Date: 07-31-2011
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C M Y K By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Like all gifted athletes, 15-year-old Roberto Jimenez makes it look easy. In the video hes poised, balanced on his skateboard, edged out slightly over the rim of a half-pipes top ledge. He is utterly still, looking down, gathering his focus. Suddenly in motion, gaining momentum, he roars down the surface the pounding whir of his wheels on the ramp echoing in Charlie Brown Skateboard Park. Quickly, in fact so fast he is almost a blur, Roberto crowns the top of the opposite half-pipe, grabs his skateboard with his right hand as he rises into the air, flawlessly executing a complete revolution back-flip, landing metal to metal (grinding) while sliding on his axles the length of the rail running along the edge. At its end he executes a 90-degree turn and uses another half-pipe to burn off his speed. Roberto has just successfully completed what skateboarders call a 50/50 grind. Im supposed to be the first one in the world to do it, he said, looking down at the floor shyly. How am I supposed to feel after that? I dont know, he says and shrugs his shoulders politely. Sunday, July 31, 2011 www.newssun.com Volume 92/Number 90 | 75 cents HighLow 96 77Complete Forecast PAGE 10A Partly sunny with a T-storm in the P.M. Forecast Question: Has the debt limit crisis hurt President Obamas re-election hopes? Next question: Do you think politics too often get in the wayof government? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Alvin Mattox Age 88, of Charlestown., Ind. Joseph Yacoboni Age 89, of Lake Placid Obituaries, Page 6A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 72.3% No 27.7% 099099401007 T otal votes: 112 Arts & Entertainment9C Books 7C Business 1D Chalk Talk 7B Classifieds 6D Community Briefs2A Community Calendar9B Crossword Puzzle2C Dear Abby 2C Editorial & Opinion3A Horoscope 2C Lottery Numbers2A Pause & Consider2C Police Blotter 2A Movie Times 2C Sports On TV 2B Index HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 9 9 9 2 2 1 1 News-Sun staffAVON PARK The Avon Park Police Department has made an arrest in the July 15 robbery of Bank of America. According to a release issued buy Commander Jason Lister, several tips from the community were used in the arrest of Jeffery Scott Peacock, 47, of Sebring. Eyewitnesses also positively identified Peacock. According to police, Peacock entered the Bank of America branch in A von Park shortly after 10 a.m. on July 15. He allegedly presented a handwritten note to an inside teller, demanding money and implied that he was armed with a firearm. Lister said in his release that Avon Arrest made in AP bank robbery Peacock By BEN FELLER APWhite House CorrespondentWASHINGTON There is no changing how Washington works. It doesnt. Even if a bitterly divided Congress and President Barack Obama avoid a U.S. debt default by striking a last-second deal, as all sides expect, plenty of damage has been done. People are disgusted. Confidence in the political system is tanking. Nothing else is getting done in Washington. The markets are spooked. The global reputation of the United States has slipped. And the real kicker? This whole wrenching effort to shrink the debt may actually increase the debt. Any emergency deal may not be broad enough to prevent the major credit rating agencies from downgrading the United States as a rocksolid investment. That, in turn, could increase the cost of borrowing for the government (hence more interest and debt), not to mention for everyone else. The spectacle has brought Washington to its knees. Obama went on TVbefore the nation and called it a circus. One lawmaker felt compelled to apologize to the American people. I can only imagine the anger and disgust they have, said Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, Debt debacle shows Washingtons awful side No matter the outcome, the damage is done See DEBT, page 8A Flipping out www.newssun .comThis Story Was First Reported Online At Sebring skateboarder first ever to land trick; video going viral on YouTube By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING Commissioners will take a close look at recycling and tourism during their meeting on Tuesday. The board will have three options when they consider a proposal from Choice Environmental Services, Inc. Choice, the company that is currently hauling Highlands Countys solid waste, has offered to haul recycling for free at one point in the past, and has offered to make one of the collection days just for recycling. That first option would add a day for recycling pickup and charge residents an additional $1.40 per month and the county would purchase the containers. The second option would not increase the cost to residents for hauling trash and would supply the containers for recycling for free, service schools for free and Tourism and recycling on county agenda On his wayHard work paving roads for Sebrings Higgins SPORTS, 1BProductive summerA von Parks Au yang earns Boys State office PAGE2A NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 www.newssun .com How to get off on the right foot with your roomie LIVING, 1C News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Gator Board Shop Owner Frank Branca (left) and 15-year-old Roberto Mr. Skategnar Jimenez skate together Saturday morning at the skate park in Sebring. Jimenezs backflip trick has drawn a lot of attention this past week with more than 97,000 views on YouTube as of Saturday morning (below). News-Sun photo by KATARA SIMMONS Roberto Jimenez takes a break to play with Gator Board Shop mascot Toby. See ARREST, page 8A See COUNTY, page 6A Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and See FEAT, page 8A

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C M Y K By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comA VON PARK Entering into his senior year as a Red Devil, Benjamin Au yang is no stranger to hard work. The accomplished future Avon Park High School graduate has been at the top of his class for the past several years and has already been honored with several scholarships and awards, including the Thakkar Scholarship. Au yangs most recent accomplishment, however, took place when the upcoming senior attended the Florida American Legion Boys State. Boys State is an organization in which high school juniors participate in a leadership action program where students take part in active government courses as well as mock elections and official positions. The one week experience allows the young men to get a feel of local and state government. The boys all arrived in Tallahassee with few home connections; most of the students, including Au yang, did not know anyone at the convention. Each student was placed with a roommate in a dorm at Florida State University. Each floor of the dorm symbolized a different county and each of the floors two hallways represented a different city. Au yang quickly began making friends with the group of 508 students. He was elected as a member of city council the first day at BoysState. He was then elected as county commissioner during the second day of county elections. Wednesday was our party nominations. We were separated into the parties I was a federalist, my roommate was a nationalist and we all choose who we want to represent us, Au yang explained. The final two days of the week, the elected officials spend their time writing laws and sending them to the governor for approval. I learned a lot about everything. Its nerve racking at first; you dont know anybody there really. There was one person from my school there but I was on the second floor and he was on the ninth floor, Au yang said. Au yang conquered his fear of public speaking quickly, he stated, after lobbying for votes and speaking in front of his 30-person city. I didnt know much about government going into it but I spoke to Charlie Brown, who was the president of Boys State last year. He told me it was a good learning experience and I should go and be a part of it. So I did. I went and tried to take in as much as I could, Au yang said. Au yang left the convention as Head of Community Affairs, a title he is proud to wear. The experience was a new one for the upcoming senior, but Au yang feels he benefited greatly from the organization and the week spent in Tallahassee. Page 2ANews-SunSunday, July 31, 2011www.newssun.com Pub Block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 8 0 0 3 3 4 4 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; above lottery, auto accident; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 9 8 8 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; below lottery social security; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 9 9 9 9 July 27 131923384251x:3Next jackpot $32 millionJuly 23 3824383940x:3 July 20 5812183136x:4 July 29 34122324 July 28 510152127 July 27 3592430 July 26 5671017 July 29 (n) 3665 July 29 (d) 4755 July 28 (n) 7251 July 28 (d) 4040 July 29(n) 790 July 29 (d) 147 July 28 (n) 659 July 28(d) 328 July 29 1123284113 July 26 524263811 July 22 915213619 July 19 817354114 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 APHSs Au yang holds office at Boys State convention Courtesy photo Benjamin Auyang recently returned from the Florida Boys State convention in Tallahassee. COMMUNITYBRIEFS Child ID program to start againThere are two local opportunities to have your child participate in the Child ID program. Sunday, Aug. 7 from noon to 5 p.m. the program will be available at the Lakeshore Mall in front of Bealls Department Store. ABack to School Fashion Show will also be given by Bealls from 2-4 p.m. From 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9 the program will be at the Ridge Area International Seventh Day Adventist Church, 507 W. Hall McRae Blvd in Avon Park. ABack to School Health Fair will be featured at the church during this time. The Child ID booth will be set up at both of these events to create a free video disk for parents containing your childs finger prints, DNAsamples, voice recognition and four photographs for your records. The information contained on the disk is private. The local Masoniclodges sponsor this project. Last year more than 953 kids in Highlands County took advantage of this program. For additional information, contact Ross Canright at 452-0346. Additional vendors wanted for Caladium FestivalLAKE PLACID The 2011 Caladium Festival Committee is seeking additional arts, crafts and plant vendors for this years festival, which will be held in Stuart Park on Aug. 26-27. Vendor applications can be obtained on the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce website at www.visitlakeplacidflorida.com or by calling the chamber at 465-4331. Whats Up Main Street? meets TuesdayAVON PARK The Avon Park Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Main Street District will host its next Whats Up Main Street? meeting at 5:30 p.m. T uesday at the Communit y Center, 310 W. Main St. The purpose of the mee ting is to continue discussing the Community Strategic Vision of Main Street and all of Avon Par k and to develop a more cohesive Main Street Avon Park network where people can share information, happenings and events with others. We invite anyone who has an interest in Main Street Avon Parks future is encouraged to attend this meeting, said Wes Hoagland, CRAredevelop ment director. We must first start with what we want our city to be and th e vision for our future, then we can discuss how we ge t there. For more information, contact Hoagland at (321) 287-6543 or 452-2039.McIntyre to speak at Highlands Tea Party meetingSEBRING Raymond C. McIntyre, CFA, first vice president and district mem ber of The Property AppraisersAssociation of 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: Naqvi Syed Abbas, 56, of Lake Placid, was charged with forgery of a motor vehicle/mobile home title/lien, fraud-false statement/using false information except the date of birth, and fraud-impersonate/create/possess/use fictitious personal information. Marguarita Roseanna Dias, 19, of Sebring, was charged with criminal mischief. Jessie Lyle Gaskins, 35, of Sebring, was charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle, destroying evidence, dumping litter more than 15 pounds, and withhold support of children or spouse. Jose Alonzo Hernandez, 28, of Moore Haven, was charged with violation of a municipal ordinance. Vickie Lynn Kerklin, 42, of Avon Park, was charged with obstructing justice. Rassija Ku Randolph, 26, of Avon Park, was charged with failure to appear reference knowingly driving with license suspended/revoked. Joel Romero Sanchez, 18, of Sebring, was charged with failure to appear reference trespassing structure/conveyance. Lorenzo Moses Weathers, 43, of Sebring, was charged with two counts of violation of probation reference resisting an officer without violence and DUI. Editors note: The police blotter that appeared in the Friday edition of the News-Sun should have been for Wednesday, July 27 and Tuesday, July 26 respectively. The booking dates leading into the list of arrests were incorrect. POLICEBLOTTER Continued on page 6A Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Local t eens assisted Ridge Area Arc for two days with developing a nursery on its main campus. There were 22 youth and t hree mentors from the South Florida Community College Panther Youth Program who worked July 19 and 20 in pulling weeds, c leaning and setting up a nursery on the Arc grounds. They also washed six Arc v ans and cleaned windows at the agency on the second day since they finished the n ursery project. This was part of a comm unity service project for the youth. The Panther Youth Program helps stud ents develop skills that will help them transition i nto post-secondary education, employment or military careers. It is a program funded by a grant through the Heartland Workforce a nd administered by SFCC for the tri-county high s chools. The students are juniors and seniors, age 1619, who are currently e nrolled in school. Community service p rojects like the Arc, which we've worked with for the past two years, gives the s tudents an opportunity to give back to the community, said Eddie Cuencas, SFCC program specialist in youth services. The students enjoy the before and after of every project we do because at the end they see the results. We are very grateful for their help in the nursery, Ridge Area Arc ADT Director Maria Rivera said. The college donated everything in the nursery to help generate money for Arc and provide a work program for the consumers so they can make money too. The nursery will be officially opened to the public in the fall. The nursery will feature decorative trees, shrubs and plants. There will be vegetables for sale in the fall such as tomatoes, cabbage, collards and broccoli. SFCC staff Carlos Rodriguez is in charge of the nursery. He is moving the nursery from the former Hardee Arc, which closed due to funding difficulties, to the Ridge Area Arc site. Irrigation was installed and fencing was put up at the Avon Park location off College Drive. To learn more about the nursery, call Ridge Area Arc at 452-1295, ext. 115. Panther Youth Program works in Arc Nursery Courtesy photo Katherine Swygard, a student in the South Florida Community College Panther Youth Program, pulls weeds out of plantsin the Ridge Area Arc Nursery in Avon Park.

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C M Y K No one argues that government waste and redundancy is a part of the problem. Or that costly shenanigans go on involving insider, sweetheart and/or no-bid contracts, or individual skimming and other malfeasance. The fact is, how we got to where we are took a lot of people of all political persuasions including those American citizens who couldnt be bothered to pay attention, much less vote. We need to remember our current situation evolved over years, and included financing two wars. No one party or individual is at fault. Sadly, rather than working together to solve the problem or at least provide stability so the problem can be solved, too many of our elected representatives refuse to put the welfare of Main Street ahead of personal agenda. Instead, they choose to remain rigidly doctrinaire committed to an ideal, rather then dealing with practical realities. Radical change creates confusion and uncertainty, causing stress and fear. More to the point, radical change creates real life pain and suffering while it happens. This is why we urge caution, patience and a step-bystep approach in downsizing government what good is achieving a goal if we harm the nation and ourselves along the way? We would all do well to remember President Ronald Reagan in these difficult times. Aman of principal, dedicated to what he believed, he also understood the need to remain grounded in reality, rather than rule from an ivory tower. For example, a non-credited article recently published by the Associated Press revisited the history of President Reagans administration. It states that in 1981 the president fulfilled a campaign promise with deep, acrossthe-board tax cuts. But the following year he signed the largest peace-time tax increase in U.S. history, the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 1982. He raised taxes in every succeeding year of his presidency except the last. As California governor, Reagan also signed the biggest tax increase in state history. The article concludes, ... during Reagans two terms he presided over 18 increases in the debt ceiling. He even publicly scolded Congress for playing hardball politics with the debt limit and bringing the nation to the edge of default before facing responsibility. We hope our representatives in Washington remember this history, put aside the abstract, and grapple with what really is. While Congressman Tom Rooney is to be commended for co-sponsoring a bill requiring that congressmen and senators be the last to get paid should the country be allowed to default, we strongly feel any plan that forces dire choices for example, between paying our active duty service men and women or ensuring our elderly receive their Social Security checks is short sighted, cold hearted and cruel. It certainly isnt patriotic, no matter how you slice it. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 31, 2011Page 3ATODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 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 After last weeks column, I got a response from a reader who has somehow gotten the idea I am an Obama supporter. This is not the first time he has accused me of this. As near as I can figure out, this reader has come to this conclusion because: No. 1, I do not append insulting adjectives to President Obamas name; No. 2, I may have complimented the President once or twice; and No. 3 I absolutely dismissed the birth certificate issue. I respect my readers, even when they are misguided. Operating on the theory that there may be other people laboring under this idea that I have somehow become an Obama supporter, I have decided to address the issue here. Let me point out that anyone who has read my columns over the years knows that I favor a smaller federal government. I have bemoaned the fact that Obamacare seems to me to be unconstitutional, yet it merrily got passed anyway. I feel the 10th Amendment is ignored far too often and that the federal government has a lot more power than it should. This alone should give you a clue about how I feel about the current administrations policies. In case I need to spell it out, let me say it here: I do not support most if not all of this Presidents policies for our country. I think they are going to bring harm and not good. Any questions?Good. But Laura, some may say, What about the points you raise at the beginning of the column? Dont these indicate that you harbor some support for this president? Well, lets cover these. Lets start with No. 1. I cite this because the reader who has been sending me emails accusing me of being an Obama supporter (and possibly I am not kidding getting my marching orders from the Communist party) constantly appends uncomplimentary adjectives to the presidents name. I prefer not to reprint them here, because one in particular has noth ing to do with President Obamas policies and is meant to be a derogatory comment on his appearance. To me, these say a lot more about the reader than the president. Those who know me know I dont insult people lightly. I see no reason to name call when it is far more important to engage in discussing the issues. Now lets get to No. 2, that Ive said a nice thing or two about the president. I plead guilty of this, but wonder how that makes me an unquestioning supporter. He got one or two things right, and I said so. Even a broken clock is right twice a day. Then there is the fact that I dismissed the birth certificate issue. I stand by that opinion and with all due respect, people still questioning the birth certificate are not operating with all their intelligence. We have so many issues to discuss, why pick this one? Finally, I want to address my readers concern that I support the President because of his race or Im taking orders.I am not one to care about someones race to me skin color is no more or less important than hair color. I wish we all could feel that way. As for my taking orders, I want my readers to understand this very important fact: no one tells me what to write. The only requirement placed upon me in regards to this column is how long it can be. Other than that, I can write whatever I want. And I do. I hope this column clears up some of my readers concerns. And if any of my readers have any question about what I believe or think, feel free to e-mail me and ask. I may not answer in the column, but I will answer.Thanks for reading. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com My position on President Obama Lauras Look Laura Ware Idiotology in Washington must stopEditor: Idiotology in Washington has got to stop. We cant all march on Washington but we can use our computers to do so. Write all those on your email list to do the same and contact all our representatives and have a voice. I dont care what your politics is, you are an American and our American way is dying before our eyes. Both Democrats and Republicans, who, by the way, are all millionaires. We have sent them to do our bidding, so therefore they dont know or care about the little man, are playing games and proving to be idiots to prove their point. We have had our triple rate rating since 1917 and are about to see it fall. Our bipartisan government has seen its way for the good of man through many differences. Have they taken a wage cut? We have. Have they gotten smaller economical cars that we pay the lease on? We have. Have they lost their jobs? We have. Dont they have the best medical care for life? We dont. Have they given big prosperous companies and people tax breaks? We didnt get any. Even our President is willing to pay more taxes as a millionaire to a country that made him that. Our forefathers who wrote the Constitution were rich men who gave up their wealth and family and lives to set this country on the very path we are ready to distroy with Idiotolgoy in Washington. These men and women representing us all cant sit at a table and save our way of life. The old saying, the rich get richer and the poor get poorer may well be the end of America as we know it and our children will never get the chance to have the good life. Why dont we keep our millions at home instead of handing it over to corrupt government and militants. Charity begins at home and we need it. Our wars have been fought by the average man. Our country was built by him, and the opportunities that we have, have been fought for by Middle Class America ... is this how we say Thanks? These millionaire men and women who are there because we put them there need to realize before they were rich, they were born American. Whether you agree with my rantings isnt important, but create your own and send them on to your Washington millionaires. Lets not walk but use cyberspace to let them know we are here and we do have a voice. Darlene Watkin Avon ParkThose on Social Security are not freeloadersEditor: ALetter to Congressman Tom Rooney: As Congress debates endlessly about cutting spending and increasing the debt ceiling, I ask that you and your colleagues remember that those of us who are on Social Security are not freeloaders as some have said. We have paid into the system all of our working lives at the behest of government, and in fact are required by law to do so. To call us freeloaders is a gross insult, and manifestly untrue. We are collecting payback on what we have paid in. The government has systematically raided the Social Security trust fund without repaying it, causing the crisis now facing us. I know that if Social Security and Medicare are cut or reduced there will be a revolt to rival the American Revolution and you and your colleagues will be the targets. If cuts in spending must be made (and they MUST) then cut the pork added on to every bill passed by Congress. Cut the idiotic research grants, which are rife. Cut Congressional salaries and benefits. End the free ride Legislators get after leaving office. Reduce the spending on boondoggles such as Obamas unjust and illegal war in Libya. Cut the ridiculous spending on useless research. Cut the foreign aid, which ignores suffering right here in the USAand goes to countries and people who hate us. Cut endless spending on research on how to spend less. In other words cut the fat, not a program that 60 million Americans depend on for their very lives. We are not freeloaders or parasites. We are 60 million strong. Thats a lot of votes. Think about it. John Payne SebringWake upEditor: As a reader of history, certain lines and actions stand out in bold relief. Thomas Paines These are the times that try mens souls seems particularly appropriate. Thomas Jefferson responding to a once-in-acentury offer, purchased the Louisiana territory from Napoleon without any specific constitutional authority or congressional approval, doubling the size of the country for $10 million. John Kennedys Profiles in Courage should be distributed to all members of congress, to remind them of their higher obligations, or as Lincoln expressed it their better angels. And then way back in England in troubled times, Cromwell said of a do-nothing parliament ... You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing lately ... I say you are no Parliament. One trust we will never reach this point of desperation, but Tea Party people better realize that interests of the country arealways paramount to the interests of the party. Randy Ludacer Lake Placid EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. 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. Letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Weighing in on the bitterdebt debate No one argues that the nations debt looms over us, casting a shadow on the future.

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C M Y K Florida Inc., will be the guest speaker at Tuesdays meeting of the Highlands Tea Party. McIntyre is in the technology fast lane, running one of the most rapidly advancing Computer Assisted Mass Appraisal (CAMA) systems in the industry. The Tea Party meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday for buffett dinner at Homers Restaurant and at 6 p.m. for the meeting. Dinner is dutch treat. For more information, call 699-0743 or visit thehighlandsteaparty.com.Childbirth Education Class offeredSEBRING Asix-part class designed to help an expectant mother or others learn what to expect during labor and birth, including comfort measures, pain medications and epidurals, how to support the laboring woman, and how to lessen your chances of a cesarean birth. Breastfeeding class and hospital tour included. Students should bring two pillows and a beach towel or blanket to each class. The next class will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursdays Aug. 4-Sept. 8 in Conference Room 1 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, Sebring, on Sun N Lake Boulevard. Register in Admitting at Florida Hospital Heartland or on-line at www.fhheartland.org. Course fee is $40. Call Jill Jernigan at 4023258 for more information. Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will have NASCAR on the screen at 1 p.m. today. Call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The American Legion Placid Post 25 will have Buddy Canova performing today. Call for time. Call 465-0975. SEBRING The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 Honor Guard will meet at 1 p.m. Monday. Ladies Auxiliary meets at 6 p.m. On Tuesday the House Committee meets at noon. Todd Allen will provide the Tuesday music. For more details, call 385-8902.National Clown Week is this weekLAKE PLACID National Clown Week is the first week of every August. Toby the Clown Foundation is offering free face painting, magic, balloons and free museum tours from 1-3 p.m. MondayFriday. ALVIN MATTOX Alvin Lincoln Mattox, 88, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at Floyd Memorial Hospital. H e was born on Sept. 17, 1922 to George and Mary Faye Chenoweth Mattox in English, Ind. He was an Army veteran of W orld War II in which he received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. He was a retired mechanic and minister of 30 years of the United Methodist Church. He was a member of the Indiana Conference of United Methodist Church and Disabled American Veterans. He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Phyllis Lippeatt Mattox; brother, Bruce Mattox; and sister, Vivian Jackson. Survivors include his sons, Richard Mattox (Donna) of Charlestown, Ind., Michael Mattox (Melanie) of Henryville, Ind., and George Mattox Sr. (Brenda) of New Albany, Ind.; daughters, Alice Sims (Gregg) of Winslow, Ind., and Sally Lasley (Norman) of Mt. Pleasant, Ind.; 12 grandchildren, 22greatgrandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 11 a.m. at United Methodist Church in Charlestown with interment in the Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Saturday after 10 a.m. at the church. Expressions of sympathy can be made to United Methodist Church in Charlestown, Ind. Condolences can be sent to www.graysonfuneralhome .com Grayson Funeral Home 893 High Street Charlestown, Ind. 47111 812-256-2424 JOSEPH YACOBONI Joseph Yacoboni, 89, of Lake Placid, passed away Monday evening, July 25, 2011. He was born in 1922, in Pittsburgh, Pa., to parents Mary and Antonio Yacoboni. Mr. Yacoboni served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Joseph was an inventor and builder who loved creating beauty indoors and out. He moved to Lake Placid in 1972 from Pittsburgh with his wife and three children. He was a member of the American Legion Placid Post 25. Mr. Yacoboni is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Carmela Millie; daughter, Celeste Yacoboni (Mark); sons, TyYacoboni (Kathy) and Brian Yacoboni (Marilyn); grandson, Nic; and sister, Maryann. Private services were held for the family. Words of comfort to the family can be made by visiting either www.josephyacoboni.com or www.scottfuneralservices.co m websites. Arrangements entrusted to: Scott Funeral Home 504 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, Fla. 863465-4134 Page 6ANews-SunSunday, July 31, 2011www.newssun.com MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; main ff top right pg; 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 9 8 8 8 8 3 3 RUSSO, KATHY; 3.639"; 7"; Black; obit page; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 5 8 8 7 7 Stephenson Nelson ****; 7.444"; 5"; Black; obit pg; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 5 9 9 0 0 Continued from page 2A OBITUARIES Yacoboni COMMUNITYBRIEFS c harge $75 per large newspaper Dumpsters already o ut there. Choice would reduce the pickup of solid waste to o nce a week and pick up recycling every other week. The county would also have to extend the contract with Choice for five years. Option three involves a negotiated, once every other week pickup schedule and t he county would purchase the containers. Also on the agenda for the regular county meeting is a review of the ordinance that directs how tourism dollars are spent. Tourism dollars are collected when visitors stay at a hotel, a bed and breakfast or visit any other tourist attraction within the county. Those dollars are then used to promote the county, encouraging more visitors. Each year, according to the agenda item, the county collects $315,439 from tourists. The county proposes to spend 51 percent of the money collected on promoting tourism, 42 percent would be spent on salaries and overhead and 7 percent would be spent to finance on beach park facilities for maintenance. Originally, only 32 percent was spent on promoting the county, and the rest went unrestricted. Commissioner Don Elwell has expressed in the past that a possible new approach could be taken towards how tourism dollars are currently spent. My main sticking point is how it was sold, Elwell said in a previous meeting about how tourism dollars were spent. I think we need to spend less on t-shirts and more on promoting the county, Elwell suggested. Continued from page 1A County to talk recycling, tourism Courtesy photo The Avon Park Boys & Girls Club now has a new computer lab. The organization aims to boost kids confidence and learning skills. A CenturyLink donation helped launch the computer lab. Boys & Girls Club gets new computer lab Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated PressORLANDO Afederal judge has struck down a Florida drug law because i t got rid of a requirement that suspects have to know a controlled substance is illicit before they can be convicted of a drug offense. U.S. District Judge Mary Scriven f ound the 9-year-old law unconstitutional in a decision Wednesday and called for the resentencing of Mackle Shelton, who had faced 18 years in prison. The decision likely will provide a n ew avenue of appeal for drug convicts. Obviously, we are immediately drafting motions and pursuing this line on behalf of our own clients(cases) that are pending, but we cant do much retroactively since those cases are closed, said Bob Wesley, public defender for Orange and Osceola counties. I think it will be a robust line of litigation for all of us who appear in Florida criminal courts. When the law was passed in 2002, Florida became the only state not to require that a suspect have knowledge that a controlled substance is illegal to be convicted. The law shifted the burden from prosecutors having to prove that a suspect knew to the defendant having to assert ignorance about the illegality of the controlled substance. The concept that a defendant has a guilty mind is known as mens rea. Not surprisingly, Florida stands alone in its express elimination of mens rea as an element of a drug offense, Scriven wrote. Other states have rejected such a draconian and unreasonable construction of the law that would criminalize the unknowingpossession of a controlled substance.Fla. asks DC court to approve state election lawTALLAHASSEE Floridas top election official is asking a federal court in Washington, D.C., to approve a new state election law free of outside influence. Secretary of State Kurt Browning filed the case on Friday. The law already is facing a federal court challenge in a Miami backed by the American Civil Liberties Union and Project Vote, a voting rights group. The Miami suit alleges the Republican-sponsored law would suppress turnout by minorities who tend to vote Democratic. Federal judge strikes down Florida drug law

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C M Y K Page 8ANews-SunSunday, July 31, 2011www.newssun.com COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; July ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 9 8 8 3 3 1 1 at witnessing a broken government and a president and m embers of Congress who c ant seem to even agree sometimes on what day it is, yet alone to solve the nations debt crisis. That about sums it up. Polls show peoples trust i n government is at one of its worst levels in decades. An ABC/Washington Post s urvey this month found that a whopping 80 percent of people were angry or dissatisfied with the federal gove rnment. About a decade a go, it wasnt half that high. Pleading for the parties to w ork together for the American people, Obama said, Thats the least that they should expect of us, not the most that they should e xpect of us. Achieving the least is p roving nearly impossible. Leaders have talked to each other, then not talked to each other, then talked about each other. None of it has r eally worked. This Washington moment b egan as something big a bipartisan effort to put a real dent in the long-term debt by taking on political issues that are genuinely tough for both parties. It has now devolved into a panicky d ebate over whether the nations debt limit will be raised by Tuesday so the c ountry can pay its bills. Voters, remember, want t heir leaders to be focused on jobs. The goal of preventing a self-inflicted economic catastrophe is hardly a standard of excellence. When this is all over, politicians will claim credit wherever they can, and blame their opponents for the long, embarrassing spectacle. The results will be viewed through the prism of the 2012 election, in terms of who came out best overall, or with those oh-so-coveted independent voters, or among their polarized bases as the party primaries approach. And the public will assign blame, deciding whether those pushing compromise will be rewarded as eminently sensible or punished for caving. That misses the point. In the biggest sense, everyone has lost. We have now taken a process that was not getting a lot of attention and convinced people that this is not the usual shenanigans. It is farcical and utterly dysfunctional, said Norman Ornstein, a political science scholar at the American Enterprise who has long examined Washingtons ways. Whatever they pull out here in the end, that image isnt going to change. Consider some of the many ways Washington has not been able to escape itself: Given the huge issues at stake, from the size of the debt to the role of government, voters might have hoped for a big, open debate of ideas. What they have had instead is a confusing process thats playing out in secret or in strident statements to the press. Obama and House Speaker John Boehner had dueling news conferences to assign blame for their broken negotiations, then rivaling addresses to the nation to try to sway the American people. Obama at one point said he could not even get a phone call returned from Boehner. Congress, as usual, is exhausting all of its partisan options before truly considering a potential agreement in the final hours. Thats viewed as normal, or even helpful, in Washington. A weary country, meanwhile, is getting daily updates about what it would mean to live with the first default in the countrys history. Boehner suspended the voting on his own bill so that he could find a way to snag the final votes he needed. The House switched to naming post offices as time slipped away. AWhite House official said this is why people hate W ashington. Boehners office said it showed reform for Washington: At least he didnt try to ram the bill through in the dead of night. Obama is getting bashed for not putting his own plan on paper. The White House claims to do that would be to ensure its defeat, because Republicans cannot publicly support whatever Obama does. Maybe thats a sad statement, perhaps, about how Washington works, said presidential spokesman Jay Carney, but its an incredibly realistic statement. The president said the world is watching. The international community is seeing a superpower bicker and flail in its attempt to reduce its staggering debt. The embarrassing stalemate follows a breathless budget clash between the parties that came close to shutting down the government. And with the nation still stuck in a rut on job creation, there is little reason to be hopeful for a bipartisan economic agenda between now and the presidential and congressional elections in November 2012. The voices of moderation in both parties have been disappearing, in part because of election districts drawn to favor sharply one party of the other. Ornstein predicts the next election will bring only more polarization, meaning theres little chance for a climate of compromise anytime over the horizon. This is not exactly a shining moment for America, he said. Obama likes to remind voters that they had better intentions than this when they put Democrats in control of the White House and Senate and Republicans in charge of the House. The American people may have voted for divided government, but they didnt vote for a dysfunctional government, the president says. Too bad they got both. White House Correspondent Ben Feller has covered the Obama and Bush presidencies for The Associated Press. Continued from page 1A Park detectives received intelligence that Peacock was in the Sebring area. The detectives provided the information to the Highlands County Sheriffs Office Safe Neighborhoods Unit, which locates wanted fugitives in the county. Deputies were able to gather further intelligence that resulted in Peacock being taken into custody during a traffic stop early Friday morning. The Avon Park detectives and deputies assigned to the Safe Neighborhoods Unit should be commended for their outstanding performance and commitment to the citizens of Highlands County, Lister said in his release. Asearch of HCSO records shows that Peacock has been booked into the county jail 15 times since an arrest for disorderly intoxication on April 9, 1994, on charges ranging from driving without a license to misdemeanor possession of marijuana to felony battery. Continued from page 1A Arrest made in AP bank robbery MCT Days away from a debt default, voters across the country answered President Barack Obamas call for them to contact Congress and many politicians' websites were inaccessible this past week. Debt debate shows whats wrong with Washington Congress, as usual, is exhausting all of its partisan options before truly considering a potential agreement in the final hours. Thats viewed as normal, or even helpful, in Washington. A weary country, meanwhile, is getting daily updates about what it would mean to live with the first default in the countrys history. Frank Branca, Robertos mentor, isnt the least bit shy. In fact, he cant keep from bragging. The owner of the Gator Board Shop at 1059 Hawthorn Ave. beams like a proud father as he pulls up the clip of Robertos trick that he posted on YouTube. You can see it at http://tinyurl.com/3sgmglr/. Its had close to 100,000 hits in five days, he said, smiling broadly. Tony Hawk tweeted about it: Back flip to 50/50 on a skate board, yes, you read that correctly, Branca quoted. The video was also shown on ESPNs SportsNation. He added, however, that a video in itself doesnt really mean much it could just be a recording of a lucky fluke. Come watch him in person, Branca said, youll see he proves himself time after time. Since the video Roberto has repeated the trick several times, and gone on to something perhaps even more difficult. It is called a 360 flip, rock to body varietal, which cant really be described in words. Roberto is not tall, but compact and solid muscle. He was born in Ohio, coming to Highlands County with his parents when he was a year old. He is the youngest of five and attends Sebring High School. He lives near the park and began hanging out there and the Gator Board Shop about six years ago developing a circle of friends. (Skateboarding) looked like something exciting and different, he said, adding that he practices four hours a day and that it took time to get as good as he is. He never gives up, Branca said. Roberto said his parents and siblings support him and that he hasnt broken any bones yet, just skinned his knees. It is clear he thinks about his sport in the same way a good hitter thinks about pitchers in baseball that is, he thinks ahead, considers the details and then gets into the swing of the thing. I have to see where Im going. I make sure of the angle Im at, and how fast Im going. It has to be a straight angle, otherwise Ill land wrong, he explained. The single most important piece of advice he can give, he added, is dont lean back while youre dropping in. Overcome your fear, lean forward. Some kids lean back and fall on their face. Asked if he was considering a professional career, Roberto said, anybody wants to be a pro but if it doesnt happen Ill get a job. He said his teachers think hell probably become an architect. He is planning on college. But all that is way in the future. For now he becomes caught in a rhythm at one with a piece of wood with four wheels, rolling with purpose up and down, back and forth between the half-pipes, building up speed one moment and abruptly stopping the next or suddenly defying gravity with lightning quick, spinning moves in the air. Continued from page 1A Feat earns local skateboarder worldwide attention News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Roberto Jimenez has a look of focus and determination on his face as he prepares to do a backflip Saturday morning in Sebring. By COLLEEN LONG Associated PressNEWYORK The ceremony at the World Trade Center site marking the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks will be a solemn but stately event that will include two presidents and a chance for victimsfamilies to view the names of loved ones etched into the memorial, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said. President Barack Obama and Bloomberg will be joined by the leaders in charge during the 2001 attacks, including former President George W. Bush, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and former New York Gov. George Pataki. Current New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will also be there, he said. Speaking on his weekly radio show Friday on WORAM, Bloomberg said the lawmakers will read short poems or quotes. No speeches will be given. This cannot be political, he said. So thats why theres a poem or a quote or something that each of the readers will read. No speeches whatsoever. Thats not an appropriate thing. The mayor also revealed a few more details for the ceremony on Sunday, Sept. 11. It will be held on the highway to the west of the site, and only relatives will be allowed inside the memorial to look for the names of their loved ones, etched into the railings at two huge waterfalls built in the footprint of the World Trade Center. The falls descend from street level down into a void. The names of the nearly 3,000 victims including those who died at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., and aboard United Flight 93 that went down in Shanksville, Pa., will be read aloud for the first time. The public will be allowed into the space, still a major construction site, the day after the ceremony but only with tickets. Bloomberg said limiting the number of people is a safety precaution as the work continues on the Freedom Tower, and PATH station and museum entrance. He said there have been a couple hundred thousand reservations already, and a few days are already booked solid. He estimated that a million people annually will visit the site. Bush to be in New York City to mark 10th anniversary of 9/11

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C M Y K SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Sunday, July 31, 2011 MyFWC.com2011-2012 Florida Hunting Season Dates (Seasons and dates do not apply to wildlife management areas) SeasonZone AZone BZone CZone D ArcheryJuly 30 Aug. 28Oct. 15 Nov. 13Sept. 17 Oct. 16Oct. 22 Nov. 23 Deer-dog trainingAug. 13 Sept. 1Oct. 29 Nov. 17Oct. 1-20Oct. 29 Nov. 17 CrossbowJuly 30 Sept. 2Oct. 15 Nov. 18Sept. 17 Oct. 21Oct. 22 Nov. 23 and Nov. 28 Dec. 2 Muzzleloading gunSept. 3-16Nov. 19 Dec. 2Oct. 22 Nov. 4Dec. 3-9 and Feb. 20-26 General gunSept. 17 Oct. 16Dec. 3 Feb. 19Nov. 5 Jan. 22Nov. 24-27 and and Nov. 19 Jan. 1Dec. 10 Feb. 19 Antlerless deerNov. 19-25Dec. 26 Jan. 1Nov. 19-25Dec. 26 Jan. 1 Fall turkeyOct. 3-16 and Dec. 3 Jan. 29Nov. 5 Jan. 1Nov. 24-27 and Nov. 19 Jan. 1Dec. 10 Jan. 15 Quail and gray squirrelNov. 12 March 4Nov. 12 March 4Nov. 12 March 4Nov. 12 March 4 Bobcat and otterDec. 1 March 1Dec. 1 March 1Dec. 1 March 1Dec. 1 March 1 Youth spring turkey hunt **Feb. 25-26March 10-11March 10-11March 10-11 Spring turkeyMarch 3 April 8March 17 April 22March 17 April 22March 17 April 22 *** FWC announces 2011-12 hunting season dates Associated PressNEWYORK No NFLteam will be taking Hard Knocks this summer. HBO said Friday the uncertainty of the lockout made it impractical for a team to commit to the popular training camp reality show. The series is set to return next year. The network will broadcast a 10th annive rsary special Aug. 31 looking back at past Hard Knocks: Baltimore Ravens (2001), Dallas Cowboys (2002, 2008), Kansas City Chiefs (2007), Cincinnati Bengals (2009) and No NFL team taking 'Hard Knocks' this summer By STEVEN WINE Associated PressDAVIE An hour into the first training camp practice, the Miami Dolphins lined up for an 11-on-11 drill. As spectators leaned forward in anticipation, Chad Henne took the snap and h anded off to the fullback, who immediately ran into a defense. It looked a lot like last year, but the Dolphins began workouts Friday anticipating things will be much different this season. Not everything went smoothly on the first day. The two top rookies were absent because they had yet to sign. There were half a dozen fumbled snaps and moments of confusion when players lined up. At the end of practice, a barricade near the locker room fell over with an appropriate thud. And then Henne unintentionally served up a scoop by telling reporters the team had reached a contract agreement with free-agent quarterback Matt Moore, a deal that likely takes Miami out of the market for Denvers Kyle Orton. For a team promising more polish and perhaps even a playoff win for the first time since 2000 it was a slow start. But after the 4 1/2-month NFLlockout, sloppiness was to be expected. There was a long period of hurry up and wait, coach Tony Sparano said. Now were in a little bit of a track meet. But everybody is playing by the same rules. Dolphins get off to sloppy start See MIAMI, Page 4B MCTphoto Miami Dolphins running back Reggie Bush, left, and head coach Tony Sparano watch practice during training camp in Davie Friday. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.com and LAUREN WELBORN News-Sun correspondentWork as hard as you can and always follow your dreams. Hard work and determination will never fail you. Afew words from former Sebring stand-out Cody Higgins. From his days as a youngster on the Dixie League diamonds at the Max Long Recreational Complex, to his years as a Blue Streak and the last two seasons as a Panther at SFCC, Higgins has been known for his give-it-your-all work ethic. Never the biggest, strongest or most talented player on the field, it is that, along with his speed, baseball smarts and team play that has brought him not only this far, but with a wellearned level of success. Among them was an invite to play in the 2009 FACA All-Star Baseball Classic. He then took the next step to the college level and showed he belonged. This past season for the Panthers, Higgins batted .301 over 48 games, scoring 30 runs, driving in 19. His sharp eye at the plate resulted in 24 walks and his team focus also netted him nine hit-by-pitches, giving him an on-base-percentage of .405. He also stole 10 bases in 13 attempts, and never went hitless in more than two straight games, finishing out the season by hitting in 13 of his final 17 games. The solid numbers opened up a new door for him to continue his play at Palm Beach Atlantic next season. But never one to rest on his laurels, Higgins is still looking to progress. I want to get more power when I hit and to keep working on my consistent approach at the plate, he said. Ill also keep lifting so I can get stronger, which will help to improve my overall game. As a means to that end, Higgins has been playing for the Utica Brewers in a summer league in New York the last few weeks to keep his skills in shape. Like many of his peers, Higgins fell in love with the game of baseball at a young age, starting as early as the pitching machine league.. Today, he still holds the same passion as he did so many years ago and looks forward to keeping baseball in his future as he understands the long odds of making it as a player and looks at his academic career. Originally planning to be a Sports Management Major, Higgins is now pursuing a degree in Business Management, as Palm Beach Atlantic did not offer the Hard work paves road for Higgins Hard work and determination will never fail you.CODYHIGGINS See HIGGINS, Page 4B News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Always willing to take one for the team, Cody Higgins was hit by a pitch nine times this past season at SFCC. News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Higgins crosses home plate for the Panthers in a game this past spring. In 48 games played, he scored 30 runs. Wild hogs, rabbits, raccoons, opossums, skunks, nutrias, beavers and coyotes may be taken year-round. Except for Holmes County, where there is no fall harvest of turkeys allowed. ** Only youths under 16 years old will be allowed to harvest a turkey while supervised by an adult, 18 years or older. *** In Holmes County, spring turkey season is limited to March 17 April 1. Image courtesy of MyFWC.com MCTphoto Crossbow hunting season is open for Zone A.

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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 Boston6440.615 New York6142.592212Tampa Bay5550.524912Toronto5452.50911 Baltimore4260.41221 Central Division WLPctGB Detroit5650.528 Cleveland5251.505212Chicago5252.5003 Minnesota5056.4726 Kansas City4561.42511 West Division WLPctGB Texas6047.561 Los Angeles5849.5422 Oakland4759.4431212Seattle 4461.41915 ___ Fridays Games Baltimore 4, N.Y. Yankees 2 Kansas City 12, Cleveland 0 Detroit 12, L.A. Angels 2 Toronto 3, Texas 2 Chicago White Sox 3, Boston 1 Minnesota 9, Oakland 5 Tampa Bay 8, Seattle 0 Saturdays Games Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 1st game, late Texas at Toronto, late L.A. Angels at Detroit, late Tampa Bay at Seattle, late Baltimore at N.Y. Yankees, 2nd game, late Kansas City at Cleveland, late Boston at Chicago White Sox, late Minnesota at Oakland, late Sundays Games Baltimore (Arrieta 10-7) at N.Y. Yankees (F.Garcia 9-7), 1:05 p.m. Kansas City (Davies 1-9) at Cleveland (Carmona 5-10), 1:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Weaver 14-4) at Detroit (Verlander 14-5), 1:05 p.m. Texas (C.Wilson 10-4) at Toronto (Morrow 7-5), 1:07 p.m. Boston (A.Miller 4-1) at Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 8-5), 2:10 p.m. Minnesota (Pavano 6-7) at Oakland (McCarthy 3-5), 4:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Hellickson 9-7) at Seattle (Vargas 6-9), 4:10 p.m.NATIONALLEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Philadelphia6639.629 Atlanta6245.5795 New York5551.5191112Florida 5254.4911412Washington4956.46717 Central Division WLPctGB Milwaukee5849.542 St. Louis5650.528112Pittsburgh5450.519212Cincinnati5155.481612Chicago4264.3961512Houston3571.3302212West Division WLPctGB San Francisco6145.575 Arizona5749.5384 Colorado5056.47211 Los Angeles4857.4571212San Diego4661.4301512___ Fridays Games N.Y. Mets 8, Washington 5 Philadelphia 10, Pittsburgh 3 Cincinnati 4, San Francisco 3, 13 innings Atlanta 5, Florida 0 Milwaukee 4, Houston 0 St. Louis 9, Chicago Cubs 2 Colorado 3, San Diego 2 L.A. Dodgers 9, Arizona 5 Saturdays Games Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, late N.Y. Mets at Washington, late Pittsburgh at Philadelphia, late Florida at Atlanta, late Houston at Milwaukee, late San Francisco at Cincinnati, late Colorado at San Diego, late Arizona at L.A. Dodgers, late Sundays Games San Francisco (Zito 3-3) at Cincinnati (Cueto 6-4), 1:10 p.m. Florida (Nolasco 7-7) at Atlanta (Hanson 11-5), 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Niese 10-8) at Washington (Zimmermann 6-9), 1:35 p.m. Pittsburgh (Karstens 8-5) at Philadelphia (Worley 7-1), 1:35 p.m. Houston (Myers 3-11) at Milwaukee (Narveson 7-6), 2:10 p.m. Colorado (Nicasio 4-3) at San Diego (Moseley 3-10), 4:05 p.m. Arizona (J.Saunders 7-8) at L.A. Dodgers (R.De La Rosa 4-4), 4:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Dempster 7-8) at St. Louis (Westbrook 9-4), 8:05 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Philadelphia857312518 Columbus867312220 New York6512303730 Sporting KC668262827 Houston579242426 D.C.568232430 New England498201929 Chicago2612182025 Toronto FC3119181941WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Los Angeles1129422816 FC Dallas1156392921 Seattle1048383223 Colorado8610343331 Real Salt Lake936332712 Chivas USA678262723 San Jose579242427 Portland6103212232 Vancouver2109152130 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ Fridays Game Colorado 2, Philadelphia 1 Saturdays Games Los Angeles at Vancouver, late Seattle FC at Houston, late New England at Sporting KC, late Columbus at Real Salt Lake, late D.C. United at San Jose, late Toronto FC at Portland, late Sundays Game Chivas USA at FC Dallas, 7 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Indiana136.684 Connecticut106.625112New York107.5882 Chicago910.4744 Atlanta89.4714 Washington314.1769WESTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Minnesota124.750 San Antonio115.6881 Phoenix107.588212Seattle 98.529312Los Angeles610.3756 Tulsa116.0591112___ Fridays Games Indiana 61, Washington 59 Minnesota 92, Seattle 67 Saturdays Games Phoenix at New York, late Los Angeles at Chicago, late Seattle at Tulsa, late Sundays Games Minnesota at San Antonio, 3 p.m. Atlanta at Connecticut, 5 p.m. Los Angeles at Indiana, 6 p.m.FOOTBALLNational Football League ARIZONA CARDINALSSigned LB Stewart Bradley, G Daryn Colledge, DE Nick Eason, TE Jeff King and WR Chansi Stuckey. Re-signed C Lyle Sendlein. Signed LB Sam Acho, FB Anthony Sherman, LB Quan Sturdivant, DT David Carter, WR DeMarco Sampson. ATLANTA FALCONSAgreed to terms with OT Tyson Clabo on a five-year contract. Released DE Jamaal Anderson and WR Michael Jenkins. BUFFALO BILLSSigned DL Marcell Dareus to a four-year contract and DB Da'Norris Searcy and RB Johnny White. CHICAGO BEARSAgreed to terms with OT Gabe Carimi, DE Stephen Paea and S Chris Conte on four-year contracts. Agreed to terms with DT Anthony Adams, DL Vernon Gholston, WR Sam Hurd, P Adam Podlesh, LB Nick Roach, TE Matt Spaeth, FB Will Ta'ufo'ou, WR Roy Williams, and QB Caleb Hanie. Signed DE Jake Laptad, TE Draylen Ross, RB Dan Dierking and T Mike Lamphear. CINCINNATI BENGALSReleased DE Antwan Odom. Waived OT Andrew Mitchell, WR Shay Hodge and K Clint Stitser. Placed QB Carson Palmer on reserve/did not report list. Signed G Clint Boling, RB Jay Finley, OL Ryan McKnight, C Kyle Cook, G Nate Livings, QB Jordan Palmer, OT Dennis Roland, WR Quan Cosby, TE Clark Harris, S Tom Nelson, HB Cedric Peerman and LB Dan Skuta. Placed CB Adam Jones and DT Pat Sims on active/physically unable to perform list. Placed LB Keith Rivers on active/non-football injury list. DALLAS COWBOYSSigned RB DeMarco Murray and LB Bruce Carter. Re-signed DE Marcus Spears. DENVER BRONCOSSigned LB Nate Irving. DETROIT LIONSAgreed to terms with DB Eric Wright. GREEN BAY PACKERSReleased OT Mark Tauscher, LB Nick Barnett, LB Brandon Chillar, LB Brady Poppinga and DL Justin Harrell. Waived S Michael Greco and LB Curtis Young. INDIANAPOLIS COLTSAgreed to terms with K Adam Vinatieri and S Melvin Bullitt. Released K Brett Swenson and DB Jordan Hemby. Signed RB Delone Carter to a four-year contract. Signed P Travis Baltz, DE David Bedford, LB Chris Colasanti, RB Darren Evans, WR David Gilreath, QB Mike Hartline, WR Joe Horn, OL Jake Kirkpatrick, S Joe Lefeged, TE Mike McNeill, WR Larrone Moore, LB Adrian Moten, LB Kerry Neal, DT Ollie Ogbu and RB Chad Spann. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARSAgreed to terms with S Dawan Landry on a fiveyear contract and CB Drew Coleman on a three-year contract. Cut DE Derrick Harvey, G Vince Manuwai and DB Tyron Brackenridge. KANSAS CITY CHIEFSPlaced TE Tony Moeaki on the physically unable to perform list. Signed WR Jonathan Baldwin, WR Steve Breaston and C Casey Wiegmann. MINNESOTA VIKINGSAcquired QB Donovan McNabb from Washington for a 2012 sixth-round draft pick and a conditional 2013 sixth-round draft pick. Signed DT Remi Ayodele. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTSSigned QB Ryan Mallett and OL Marcus Cannon. Released DE Ty Warren, TE Alge Crumpler, OT Nick Kaczur, LB Tully Banta-Cain, DL Marcus Stroud, CB Tony Carter and LB Ryan Coulson. Traded a 2013 fifth-round draft choice to the Washington Redskins for DT Albert Haynesworth. NEW ORLEANS SAINTSAgreed to terms with S Pierson Prioleau, FB Korey Hall, DE Curtis Johnson and G Dan Gay. Agreed to terms with S Roman Harper on a four-year contract. NEW YORK GIANTSPlaced DE Osi Umenyiora on the reserve-did not report list. Released DT Rocky Bernard, C Shaun OHara, G Rich Seubert, OT Shawn Andrews and FB Madison Hedgecock. Released RB Tiki Barber from the retiredreserve list. Signed DE Justin Trattou, DE Craig Marshall, DT Martin Parker, DT Ibrahim Abdulai, S Jerrard Tarrant, S David Sims, LB Mark Herzlich, LB Spencer Paysinger, OT Jarriel King, FB Henry Hynoski. Signed DT Marvin Austin, WR Jerrel Jernigan, OL James Brewer, LB Greg Jones, S Tyler Sash, LB Jacquian Williams and RB Darel Scott. Placed WR Ramses Barden on the active/physically unable to perform list. Agreed to terms with P Steve Weatherford NEW YORK JETSSigned RB Bilal Powell, QB Greg McElroy, WR Scotty McKnight, OL Curtis Duron and CB Jeremy McGee. Released QB Mark Brunell. Waived QB Erik Ainge, CB Will Billingsley, G Marlon Davis and QB Kevin OConnell. OAKLAND RAIDERSAgreed to terms with OL Jared Gaither, LB Jarvis Moss and LS Jon Condo. PHILADELPHIA EAGLESSigned CB Nnamdi Asomugha to a five-year contract. Signed QB Vince Y oung to a oneyear contract. PITTSBURGH STEELERSReleased OT Flozell Adams. Agreed to terms with DT Cameron Heyward, OT Willie Colon and OT Jonathan Scott. Signed CB Curtis Brown. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERSSigned DT Ray McDonald to a five-year contract and QB Alex Smith and G-C Tony Wragge to one-year contracts. Cut C Eric Heitmann and K Joe Nedney. SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD U U -2 0 0 W ORLD C UP S OCCER MONDAY 8:4 5 5 p.m. Argentina vs. England . . . . . . . . . . . . . ESPN2 A UTO R ACING SUNDAY 1 1 p.m. NASCAR Brickyard 400 . . . . . . . . . . . . ESPN 1 1 1 p.m. NHRA Fram-Autolite Nationals. . . . . ESPN2M AJOR L EAGUE B ASEBALL SUNDAY 2 2 p.m. Boston at Chicago White Sox . . . . . . . . . . TBS 4 4 p.m. Tampa Bay at Seattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SUN 8 8 p.m. Chicago Cubs at St. Louis . . . . . . . . . . . . ESPNMONDAY 7 7 p.m. Cleveland at Boston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ESPNTUESDAY 7 7 p.m. Toronto at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SUNT ENNIS SUNDAY 3 3 p.m. ATP Bank of the West Classic . . . . . . ESPN2 5 5 p.m. ATP Farmers Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . ESPN2B OWLING SUNDAY 1:3 0 0 p.m. PBA Team Shootout. . . . . . . ESPN2 2 2 p.m. PBA Team Shootout. . . . . . . ESPN2 2:3 0 0 p.m. PBA Team Shootout. . . . . . . ESPN2 Times, games, channels all subject to change G OLF SUNDAY 9 9 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 7 7 p.m. PGA Utah Championship . . . . . . . . . . . GOLFWNBA TUESDAY 8 8 p.m. Phoenix at Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ESPN2 LIVESPORTSONTV Major League Baseball WNBA Major League Soccer Transactions Page 2BNews-SunSunday, July 31, 2011www.newssun.co m

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C M Y K By DOUG FERGUSON Associated PressJACKSONVILLE Tiger Woods returns to golf under a new set of circumstances. He no longer has the caddie he employed for the last 12 years, having fired Steve Williams a month ago. He no longer is among the top 20 in the world, his lowest ranking since Allen Iverson was an NBArookie. And he might not even be eligible to play on the PGA Tour after a couple of weeks. After missing two majors during an 11-week break to make sure his left leg was fully healed, Woods announced Thursday evening on Twitter and on his website that he would return next week at the Bridgestone Invitational. Feeling fit and ready to tee it up at Firestone next week. Excited to get back out there! he tweeted. By missing three months but only four tournaments he would typically play W oods has gone from No. 81 to No. 133 in the FedEx Cup standings. Only the top 125 players qualify for the opening round of the playoffs at The Barclays, likely leaving him only the Bridgestone Invitational and the PGA Championship next week to make up ground. Otherwise, he would have at least five weeks off without being able to play on the PGATour. This was the third-longest layoff of his career, and there is as much uncertainty as ever about his future. He has gone more than 20 months without winning, and was last seen in golf shoes on May 12 at The Players Championship when he hobbled off the course after a 6over 42 on the front nine and withdrew. He already has had four surgeries on his left knee, and the left Achillesgave him just as much trouble. He hurt both of them during the third round of the Masters, although the injuries were described as minor when he first mentioned the pain in May. Along with his health, there has been change off the golf course. Woods left IMG when the contract of longtime agent Mark Steinberg was not renewed. The only endorsement deal for Woods since he returned from a devastating sex scandal was with a Japanese company to promote a heat rub. Then came the firing of Williams, who caddied for Adam Scott at the U.S. Open, then angered his boss by working for the Australian again at the AT&TNational without seeking permission. The Golf Channel reported Thursday night that Bryon Bell, a childhood friend and president of Tiger Woods Design, would caddie for him at the Bridgestone Invitational. Bell has caddied for Woods three times a win at the 1999 Buick Invitational, a tie for second at the Buick Invitational when Woods gave him a chance to help defend, and a tie for second in 2003 at the Disney Classic when Woods gave Williams the week off for a car race in New Zealand. Steinberg declined to confirm Bell would be on the bag, saying in a text message that no long term been discussed yet as he just decided tonight he was fit and ready to go next week. Bell would bring a level of familiarity to Woods, although Bell was implicated during Woodssex scandal as allegedly arranging travel for one of his mistresses. Woods has plunged to No. 21 in the world his lowest ranking since Jan. 26, 1997 and he could not get back to No. 1 even if he were to win his next three tournaments. During his absence, Luke Donald rose to No. 1 in the ranking and 22-year-old Rory McIlroy shattered his scoring record in the U.S. Open at Congressional. Woods had said in July, when he appeared at the AT&TNational because it benefits his foundation, that he learned his lesson and would not play again until he was fully healed. Swing coach Sean Foley said he has talked with Woods twice in the last few weeks, although he has not been with him on the practice range. Woods said on his website that he only recently began practicing. At least he is returning to a friendly course Woods has won seven times at Firestone, matching the most he has won on any course as a pro. However, he was at his low point on the course in the Bridgestone Invitational last year when he finished 78th in an 80-man field with the worst 72-hole score of his career. Before that, Woods had never finished out of the top five. Woods missed the second half of the 2008 season following reconstructive knee surgery, then sat out five months after crashing his car into a fire hydrant on Thanksgiving night in 2009, changing his career on and off the golf course. His image tarnished, he lost four major corporate endorsements and still has not found an endorsement for his bag. He was divorced in August 2010 and shares custody of his two young children. On the course, Woods has lost the aura he built while becoming the sports most dominant figure in the last 40 years. He remains stuck on 14 majors the last one was in the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines and he nearly missed the cut the last time the PGAChampionship was played at Atlanta Athletic Club in 2001. It's back to work for Tiger Woods Page 4BNews-SunSunday, July 31, 2011www.newssun.com CENTRAL SECURITY; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus three; process, 7/31/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 5 8 8 8 8 CENTRAL SECURITY; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus three; process, 7/31/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 5 8 8 8 8 Woods to end 3-month layoff at Firestone One indication the rules are different came after practice, when Miami cut linebacker Channing Crowder. He had been a starter since his rookie season in 2005. The most notable addition was spectator Reggie Bush, who stood behind the offense, nodding as coaches and teammates pointed out wrinkles in the playbook he must learn. The Dolphins acquired Bush from the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, but because he signed a new contract with Miami, the post-lockout calendar requires he wait until Aug. 4 to practice. Moore must also wait until that date. Hell compete for playing time with Henne, who regressed last year in his second season as a starter and was benched at one point as the Dolphins lost confidence he was a longterm solution. Sparano declined to confirm the acquisition of Moore, but said, Everybody knows Ive wanted to bring in competition here. Moore started 13 games for the Carolina Panthers from 2007 to 2010. He went 1-4 as a starter last year, when he threw five touchdown passes and had 10 interceptions. You know there is going to be a quarterback coming in, Henne said. This league is all about competition. Im here to compete. Nobody said who has the job yet. Im just working to be that guy. Sparano said he wants to see more assertive leadership this year from Henne, and the fourth-year pro showed signs of taking charge by leading informal offseason workouts during the lockout. As far as Im concerned, Henne is our quarterback until proven otherwise, receiver Brian Hartline said. And Ill be surprised if that can be proven otherwise. Hennes only competition at the position for the first practice were Pat Devlin, an undrafted rookie from Delaware, and second-year pro Tom Brandstater. Ranks were also thin at running back, where Bush is expected to share time with second-round draft pick Daniel Thomas. Thomas missed the first practice before signing a four-year contract, a person familiar with the negotiations said. Miamis top pick, center Mike Pouncey, remained unsigned. Three picks signed in time to take part in the first workout fullback-tight end Charles Clay, cornerback Jimmy Wilson and defensive tackle Frank Kearse. Also participating was receiver Brandon Marshall, fully recovered from a stab wound in the abdomen he suffered in a dispute with his wife in April. Owner Stephen Ross watched from the shade of the video crews tower. Ross courted Jim Harbaugh for the coaching job last January, gave Sparano a contract extension instead and has pledged the Dolphins will be more creative and exciting this season. I share the dream that all of us have in South Florida, he said shortly before practice. Im a fan. Thats the reason I bought the team I share that dream of winning the Super Bowl. Im not going to make any predictions. I just believe that we have the nucleus of a great winning team. The nucleus may yet change. Among those absent from practice was general manager Jeff Ireland, who sat in his office on the phone playing catch-up on offseason moves. After the workout, as players found refuge from the midday sun, they checked out the latest NFL news on the locker room TVs. Its crazy. Every 10 minutes theres a new acquisition or trade, linebacker Cameron Wake said. Coach already told us the team will be much different in five or six days. Things are going to change. Continued from 1B Miami feeling the heat MCTphoto Tiger Woods signs the We Salute Our Heros military tribute wall, at the AT&T National on June 28. sport-specific degree. That is not to say he is choosing to settle, however. After I get my Bachelors I am going to get my Masters in Sports Management and hopefully get a job in the field. Higgins anticipates utilizing this degree by either being a coach, agent, scout, or perhaps even getting a job with a Major League t eam. Higgins took the time to highlight some key people who have contributed to his successes. I have to thank my parents for hauling me everywhere I wanted to play baseball, and for always being so supportive. He also credited his coaches, Hoppy Rewis at Sebring and Rick Hitt at SFCC, for their encouragement and guidance both on and off the field. They helped me to keep improving my game and to mature not only as a player, but a person as well, he said. They also made me realize how much hard work can help you on the field. But even with all the support, help and advice, it takes the rare person who is willing to do the work. But Cody Higgins is that rare player who brings it all together and leaves it all out on the field. Clearly, the hard work has paid off and will continue, both on and off the baseball diamond. Continued from 1B News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Always a picture of perfect form, Cody Higgins prepares to field this grounder to second and was among the state leaders in fielding percentage last season at SFCC. Higgins keeps up the hard work Classified Ads 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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C M Y K Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The Florida College System Foundation recently presented two donations from its Helios Education Foundation and Bank of America Dream Makers endowed scholarships to the South Florida Community College Foundation Inc. Both scholarships are awarded annually to first generation college students. Both have been matched by the Philip A. Benjamin Matching Program. The Helios First Generation in College scholarship is awarded to a first generation college student who is a graduate of SFCCs Take Stock in Children program. The Bank of America Dream Makers scholarship is awarded to a first generation college student with a 2.5 grade point average. Students must also be in good standing with the college and must submit a copy of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application along with the scholarship application. Because we have a large population of first generation college students at SFCC, scholarships such as these are useful in helping them get their start in higher education, said Don Appelquist, executive director, SFCC Foundation, Inc. Donations are awarded to all 28 Florida state and community colleges, and the amounts of these awards are determined by each colleges enrollment, said Wendell Williams, Florida College System Foundation board member. The Florida College System Foundation feels these scholarships are important to help meet the needs of Floridas students. We believe in helping those students who want to achieve success with a college education. Apply for scholarships or learn more about them through the SFCC Financial Aid Office at 453-6661, ext. 7254, or by visiting www.southflorida.edu/student/services/financialaid/sc holarships.aspx. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 31, 2011Page 7B CHATHAM POINTE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 7/3,17,24,31; 00009922 SEBRING PEDIATRICS, LLC; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 7/31/11; 00010591 Courtesy photo Wendell Williams, Florida College System Foundation board member (center), presents two donations toward first generation college student endowed scholarships to Dr. Norm Stephens, SFCC president, (left) and Don Appelquist, executive director, SFCC Foundation, Inc. (right). CHALKTALK Florida College System contributes to First Generation College Student scholarships Special to the News-SunThe Florida Department of Education (FDOE) has awarded $3.6 million of Race to the Top funds over the next three years to the Panhandle Area Education Consortium (PAEC) for the creation and implementation of a special program for gifted and talented students in six school districts in south Florida in the Heartland Educational Consortium (HEC). Mary Jane Tappen, Deputy Chancellor for Curriculum, Instruction and Student Services with FDOE made the announcement during closing ceremonies at the PAEC/ Florida Learns Foundation Inc. Leadership Conference. We are very pleased and excited to have earned this competitive award through the hard work and creative efforts of our school districts and staff. More importantly, it is a great opportunity for our small, rural districts and their gifted and talented students, said Patrick L. McDaniel, Executive Director for PAEC. The FDOE has made (STEM) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education one of its top priorities for providing educational funding through the Race to the Top initiative. According to the 2010 Florida Council of 100 Report, Closing the Gap, within a decade nearly nine out of 10 new jobs will require credentials in a STEM discipline and education beyond a high school diploma. High school students eligible for services will include those recommended by their instructors, who score either a four or a five on the mathematics and science portions of the FCATand those identified by their school districts as gifted or talented. The districts in the Heartland will include Highlands, DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Hendry and Okeechobee. The multi-faceted project, known as the Florida Learns STEM Scholars (FLSS), will involve STEM-related higher education faculty, military, business and industry as collaborators and partners. On the most recent program for International Student Assessment (PISA) exam, 24 countries outperformed U.S. students in mathematics and 16 countries performed better in science. When the Thomas Fordham Institute examined data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress exam, it found that during the last decade since the passage of No Child Left Behind, lowest performing students have made learning gains. These research findings greatly alarmed PAEC and its member school districts and prompted the consortium to lead the response to the recent FDOEs call for proposals on behalf of the 14 PAEC member school districts and the six small and rural school districts which comprise the HEC in South Florida. Gifted students to get specialized STEM education Health Fair geared towards Back to SchoolAVON PARK Back to School Health Fair will be from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Ridge Seevnth-day Adventist Church, 507 West Hal McRae Blvd., Avon Park. This event is open to the public. Refreshments and door prizes will be available. The event will feature many free health screenings. Meet your local health providers. Shots required for pre-school and seventh grade will be offered. School vaccinations are free. Shot records are required (parent or guardian must be present). Meningitis vaccination is also free. Any questions, call Ridge SDAChurch at 452-5514. This is a Parish Nursing Community Outreach.Boys & Girls Club needs school suppliesAVON PARK Back to School supplies are needed. Call for drop-off locations or a donation may be mailed to The Boys & Girls Club, c/o Wally Randall, 55 AMiracle Ave., Avon Park, FL33825. Call 453-0240. Donation suggestions include: backpacks, crayons, pencils, Kleenex, hand sanitizer, folders, markers, spiral notebooks and notebook paper. Snapshots Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Following in the footsteps of Florida Hospital Heartland and Highlands Regional Medical Center locally, South Florida Community College will become a Tobacco-Free College as of Monday. SFCC is one of five Florida community colleges to adopt a Tobacco-Free College policy, and several others are currently considering adoption. This activity clearly reflects a growing trend, as over 500 colleges and universities nationwide have adopted tobacco-freerelated policies. SFCC will follow the new college policy that prohibits the use, distribution, or sale of tobacco or any object or device intended to simulate tobacco use, in all indoor and exterior areas of each campus, center, and other property under the control of the college. A tobacco-free policy differs from a smoke-free policy because it prohibits all forms of tobacco use. According to Dr. Norm Stephens, president, SFCC, a variety of reasons prompted the college to embrace becoming a tobacco-free college including the endorsement of the concept by the faculty council; continuing concerns raised by students at open forums regarding the negative effects of tobacco use on campus; and the national trend of hospitals, colleges, and other public facilities going tobacco-free. Following discussions with the SFCC District Board of Trustees last fall, we carefully designed and distributed two surveys to determine the level of support or opposition among students and employees to the Tobacco-Free College initiative, Stephens said. Results of the survey indicated that 75 percent of employees and students supported adoption of the Tobacco-Free College policy. Glenn Little, vice president, Administrative Services, also cited some concerns that led to the policy. Our main concern was the health and safety of our students and employees. Of course, there are the proven dangers of second-hand smoke, but there have been on-campus incidents as well. Cigarette butts are often not fully extinguished and have caused several small fires around campus, including a fire in the Bayhead Nature Trail last year which had to be extinguished by the fire department. That fire could have quickly gotten out of control. Another health concern was the disposal of smokeless tobacco waste. The waste is not discarded as it should be, and our custodians are forced to clean up the mess left behind, Little said. SFCC becomes tobacco-free campus Monday NEWS-SUN 385-6155

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C M Y K The Community Calendar provides a brief listing of local clubs and organizations who meet on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of the group to update the News-Sun on any changes in this listing by calling 3856155, ext. 516; send any changes by e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail them to News-Sun Community Calendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870.SUNDAY American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 1-9 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Inerstate chapter of A.B.A.T.E. meets the last Sunday of every month at The Blue Crab, 825 Ridgewood Dr., Sebring at 11 a.m. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 lounge is open from 1-7 p.m. Card games start at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 4652661. Lake Placid Moose has karaoke in the pavilion. Horseshoes played at 9:30 a.m. Food available at 4 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Call 452-0579. Overeaters Anonymous, meets from 4-5 p.m. in second floor conference roomNo. 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. Call 3827731. No dues, fees or weighins. For details on the organization, go to www.oa.org. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 offers NASCAR racing in the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open and kitchen open from 2-5 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-3920. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 serves hamburgers from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 Karaoke is from 5-8 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 385-8902.MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN WITH ME family group meets at 10:30 a.m. every Monday at the Heartland Christian Church on Alt. 27 in Sebring. The church is behind Southgate Shopping Center where Publix is. Call 385-5714. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal Church, Lakeshore Drive, Sebring. Call 385-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. Call 314-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Rosewood Center, 517 U.S. 27 South, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 202-0647. Ambucs, a local charity that assists people with disabilities, meets at noon every first Monday at R.J. Gators Sea Grill and Bar, Sebring. The meeting is open to the public. Call 386-4387. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 12-9 p.m. Legion and auxiliary boards meet at 6 p.m. General meeting at 7 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 4711448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts at 7:30 p.m. for members and guests. Call 385-0234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. AvonPark Veterans Honor Guard meets first Monday at the American Legion Post 69, AvonPark. Call 382-0315. Boy Scout Troop 482 meets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave., Lake Placid. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. Call 385-8118. Corvette Cruisers meets at 6:30 p.m. first and third Monday at the Dairy Queen in front of The Home Depot, Sebring. Call Ed Robson at 655-2092. Florida Association Home and Community Education meets from 9-11 a.m. weekly on Mondays at The Agri-Center. The group of sewers and crafters make items for residents of adult congregate living facilities. Call Penny Bucher at 385-0949. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clogging class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at Reflections on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club meets from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the first and third Monday at Sebring Civic Center from December through April. There will be alternating mainstream and plus dancing with rounds. Casual dress or square dance attire is acceptable. CallSam Dunn at 3826792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. For information, call 314-8877. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Bill Varner at 386-0855. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. Call 402-6540. Highlands Stamp Club meets the first Monday. Talk and swap at St. Johns United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive. Call Bob Gleisner at 471-6526 or Budd Steinke at 382-9373. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Democratic Club meets at 6 p.m. first Monday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call Bill Sayles at 699-6773 for details. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Meetings held first and third Mondays at 8 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. National Association for Advancement of Colored People, Highlands County Branchmeets 7:30 p.m., 401 Tulane, Avon Park. Patriots Chapter, Daughter of the American Revolution meets at 1:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month September through May at the Church of the Redeemer Parish Hall on U.S. 27 directly across from Wells Motor Company, three-tenths of a mile north of the South Florida Community College stoplight. Call 4712096. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. at Beef O Bradys, Sebring. Sebring AARP meets 1:30 p.m., The Palms, Pine Street, Sebring. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Mondays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Historical Society open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. For information, call 471-2522. Sebring Optimist Club meets at 6:15 p.m. first and third Mondays at Jims house. Call Jim Harrison at 381-9767 or Gabriel Read at 453-2859. Sebring Women of the Moose has chapter meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the lodge, 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 382-8782. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has a joint officers meeting on the first Monday of each month at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. Smoke-free environment. Call 471-3557. Sebring Moose Club 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. The Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday for chapter enrollment, refreshments and trivia pursuit. Call 655-3920. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL632, Sebring meets at 2 p.m. for weigh-in at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. Call 659-1019. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Call 699-5444.TUESDAY Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discussion and Twelve Step study at noon, Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard and euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St., AvonPark. Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to join. Call 452-2385. Avon Park Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Avon Park Lions Club meets 6:45 p.m., dinner included, Lions Club, 1218 W. Bell St., Avon Park. Busy Bee Craft Club meets 9-11 a.m., Fairway Pines, Sun N Lakes Boulevard, Sebring. Everyone is welcome. Call 3828431. Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday night at The Rock, Union Congregational Church, 28 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. Abarbecue meal is served at 6 p.m. for a donation. At 6:45 p.m., members meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group breaks up into small groups for men and women. The program is designed for drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, death or illness grief, low or lost selfesteem or identity due to dysfunctional relationships, depression/anxiety, or any other need for healing. For details, contact Celebrate Recovery coordinator Pam Sim by calling 453-3345, ext. 106. Fleet Reserve Association Board of Directors Heartland Branch No. 173 meets 7 p.m., Branch Hall, 1402 Roseland Ave., Sebring. Regular meeting, first Tuesday after board of directors meeting. Call 4716109 for details. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. Call 385-3288. Florida Native Plant Society meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday in Conference Room 3 at the Highlands County AgriCivic Center, 4509 George Blvd., Sebring. Call Roy Stewart at (863) 632-0914. Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus meets from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Sebring High School Music Room, Sebring. All men who enjoy singing are invited. Reading music is not required. Call 4712294 or 386-5098. Heartland Insulin Pump Support Group meets the first Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. at the Highlands County Health Dept., 7205 S. George Blvd., Sebring. If you would like more information on insulin pumps or are a pump wearer and would like to share ideas and suggestions, please join us. For more information, contact Kathy McNeil at 414-6444. Highlands County Adoption Support Group meets from 78:30 p.m. first Tuesday at Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center, 6525 U.S. 27 North, Sebring. Call 382-0352. Highlands County Lodge of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America meets the first Tuesday of each month at Visions ADTin Sebring. The officers meet at 6 p.m. and the general meeting will follow at 7 p.m. Call Philomena Greco at 402-0048. Highlands County Quilt Guild meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Women's Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Drive, across from Veterans' Beach, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call 471-0694 or e-mail sbringquilter@embarqmail.com Highlands T ea Party meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Homers Restaurant, 1000 Sebring Square. Call 386-1440. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. at 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring; and 4:30 p.m. at Southern Lifestyle ALF, across U.S. 27 from Florida Hospital Lake Placid. Call 382-0312. G2G (Grandparent to Grandparent), a support group to help grandparents raising grandchildren, meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at One Hope United, 7195 S. George Blvd., Sebring. Call 214-9009. Lake Placid Art League has classes in Parchment Embossing from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant. For information, call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Happy hour is from 2-5 p.m. Card games at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Grief Support (Hope Hospice) meets at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, with Charlie Stroup. Refreshments served. Door prize given. Call 4650568. Lake Placid Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, Jaxsons. Board meetings at 6:30 p.m. on second Tuesday. Call Joe Collins, 655-5545. Lake Placid Toastmasters meet the first and third Tuesday at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 101 S. Oak Ave. in Lake Placid. The web address is www.toastmasters.org. Call Cathy Schreima at 382-3574 or Linda Udall at 386-6495. Lorida Community Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lorida Community Center to plan events. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group, meets 7 p.m. second Tuesday at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring, in the first floor doctors conference room. Call 465-3138. Nar-Anon Support Group for family members or friends of someone with a drug problem or addiction. Nar-Anon helps attain serenity and a more normal life for those affected by the addictions of loved ones, regardless of whether or not he/she has stopped using. 6 p.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Chuch of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday at Avon Park Seventhday Adventist Church, 1410 W. Avon Blvd. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidgeIntergroup.co m. Call 382-7731. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday and has blood pressure screening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. first and third Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 4654888. Rotary Club of Sebring (Noon) meets at noon at the Sebring Civic Center, near the library in downtown Sebring. For information, call 385-3829 or 471-9900. Scleroderma Support Group Meeting is the first T uesday of each month from 1 2 pm. at the Sebring Library, 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring. Call 402-6716. Sebring Bridge Club will have Duplicate Bridge games every Tuesday evening. If inte rested in playing Duplicate Bridge, call 385-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays darts, beginning with sig n in at 6 p.m. Games start at 6:30 p.m. No experience necessary. Cost is $2. Smoke-free environment. Call 471-3557. Sebring Lions Club meets at noon at Dots Restaurant, 950 Sebring Square. For information call 382-2333. Sebring Moose Lodge 225 9 serves soft shell tacos 5-7 p.m. and beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Euchre is played at 6:30 p.m. Call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966. SertomaClub meets at 7 a.m. at Dees Restaurant, Sebring. Call Scott Albritton at 402-1819. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL99 meets from 6-7 p.m. at the Atonement Luthera n Church, 1744 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 655-1743. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL618 has weigh in from 4-430 p.m. at Community Bible Church, 1400 CR-17AN ., AvonPark. Meeting is at 4:45 p.m. Call 452-1093. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, plays darts 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. The ladies aux iliary board meeting is at 10 a.m. Call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 has sandwiches at 5 p.m. and Franke from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 385-8902. Zonta Club of Highlands County meets second Tuesda y. Call Rebekah Kogelschatz at 314-9336. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 31, 2011Page 9B DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 7/31/11; 00010595 COMMUNITYCALENDAR

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C M Y K Page 10BNews-SunSunday, July 31, 2011www.newssun.com COUNTRY CLUB REALTY; 11.25"; 21.5"; Black plus three; process, 7/31/11; 00010586 By IAN MacDOUGALLand BJOERN H. AMLAND Associated PressOSLO, Norway Norway began burying the dead on Friday, a week after an anti-Muslim extremist killed 77 people in a bombing and shooting rampage. Mourners of all ages vowed they would not let the massacre threaten their nations openness and democracy. An 18-year-old Muslim girl was the first victim to be laid to rest since the gunman opened fire at a political youth camp and bombed the government headquarters in Oslo. After a funeral service in the Nesodden church outside the capital, Bano Rashid, a Kurdish immigrant from Iraq, was buried in a Muslim rite. Sobbing youth accompanied her coffin, which was draped in a Kurdish flag. The attack will not destroy Norways commitment to democracy, tolerance and fighting racism, Labor Party youth-wing leader Eskil Pedersen said at a memorial service in Oslo. Pedersen, who was on the island retreat of Utoya when the gunmans attack began, said: Long before he stands before a court we can say: he has lost. Pedersen said the youth organization would return to Utoya next year for its annual summer gathering, a tradition that stretches back decades. Police raised the death toll to 77, from 76, and said all those killed in the July 22 terror attacks in Oslo and on Utoya have now been identified and those reported missing have been accounted for. Norways Police Security Service said the threat from right-wing extremists remains unchanged after Anders Behring Breiviks attack. It said the 32-year-old Norwegians actions lack parallels in Europe or elsewhere, his views differ from the ideology of most racist and neoNazi groups, and very few people in Norway are capable of replicating what he did. Since the massacre, questions have persisted about whether authorities had underestimated extremist dangers in Norway. At Fridays memorial service in Oslo at the assembly hall of the Peoples House, a community center for Norways labor movement, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said: Today it is one week since Norway was hit by evil. The bullets struck dozens of members of the youth faction of his Labor Party, but they were aimed at the entire nation, Stoltenberg said, on a stage adorned with red roses, the symbol of his party. I think July 22 will be a very strong symbol of the Norwegian peoples wish to be united in our fight against violence, and will be a symbol of how the nation can answer with love, he told reporters after the ceremony. Members of the audience raised bouquets of flowers as each speaker took the stage, and some of them fought back tears as they spoke. Later, Stoltenberg spoke at a Muslim memorial service in Gronland, an immigrant neighborhood in Oslo. The prime minister called for unity across ethnic and religious lines, a message he has repeated many times since the attacks. Breivik, a vehement anti-Muslim, was questioned by police Friday for the second time since surrendering to an anti-terror squad on Utoya, where his victims lay strewn across the shore and in the water. Many were teens who were gunned down as they tried to flee the onslaught. In a 1,500-page manifesto released just before the attacks, Breivik ranted about Europe being overrun by Muslim immigrants and blamed left-wing political forces for making the continent multicultural. Police attorney Paal-Fredrik Hjort Kraby said the Breivik remained calm and cooperative during the questioning session, in which investigators reviewed with him his statements from an earlier session on Saturday. Investigators believe Breivik acted alone, after years of meticulous planning, and havent found anything to support his claims that hes part of an antiMuslim militant network plotting a series of coups detat across Europe. Police also said they have identified all of the victims, 68 of whom were killed on the island and eight who died after a car bomb exploded in downtown Oslo. Breivik has confessed to both attacks but denies criminal guilt because he believes hes in a state of war, his lawyer and police have said. Police have charged Breivik with terrorism, which carries a maximum sentence of 21 years in prison. However, its possible the charge will change during the investigation to crimes against humanity, which carries a 30-year prison term, Norways top prosecutor Tor-Aksel Busch told The Associated Press. Such charges will be considered when the entire police investigation has been finalized, he said. It is an extensive investigation. We will charge Breivik for each individual killing. Prosecutors can also seek a special kind of sentence that would enable the court to keep Breivik in prison indefinitely. Aformal indictment isnt expected until next year, Busch said. Aweapons supplier in Norway confirmed his company sold device that enables quick loading of magazines for a rifle and four 30-round clips for a Glock 17 pistol to Breivik, who ordered the equipment online in November and December last year. Flemming Mark Pedersen, owner of Capsicum Solutions AS, said the purchase was legal and there was no indication of what Breivik was up to. But just like the police officer who approved his (gun) license, the company that provided him with fertilizer and the firm that sold him diesel, we feel guilty to a certain level and wonder whether this could have been prevented in some way, Pedersen told The Associated Press. Since the attacks, immigrants and ethnic Norwegians have come together in grief for the victims, and with disdain for the attacker and his motives. Asometimes divisive debate about immigration has been put aside. So many roses have been placed at makeshift memorials around Oslo and other Norwegian cities that domestic suppliers cannot keep up with demand. The government has suspended a tax on foreign roses to allow for more imports between July 26 and Aug. 2, Norwegian news agency NTB reported WORLD A week later, Norway mourns 77 victims of massacre MCT A large crowd takes part in a rose walk in Oslo, Norway after last week's attack that claimed the lives of at least 76 people.

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C M Y K LIVING C SECTION News-Sun Sunday, July 31, 2011 GETTING ARANDOM ROOMMATEWhether plans to room with a friend fell through or your school is far from home, the thought of living with a stranger can make you anxious. But dont take that out on the person youll be living with for the next year. Go in with a positive attitude. Think of it as an opportunity to gain another friend. But dont worry if the school completely ignored your wishes on your rooming questionnaire. No one says you have to love the person youre sharing a room with. You will find other friends.DEALING WITH CONFLICTSIts inevitable whether you disagree over whose turn it is to vacuum or acceptable study times, conflicts are sure to arise when living with a new roommate. The key is to set expectations as soon as you meet. When will you each be studying and sleeping, when can friends come over, and who will be responsible for taking out the trash are just some of the topics you should discuss. When an unrelated conflict arises, its best to get some space. Hit the library or visit another friends room. If you cant calmly discuss the issue after youve cooled off, consult your resident adviser theyre trained to help mediate conflicts.BEFORE YOU MEETYour school gives you your roommates contact information for a reason, so be sure to reach out before move-in day. And not just because you dont want to end up with two TVs or three refrigerators. Contacting your new rooming partner will give you a preview of your roommates personality and can help to alleviate anxiety about meeting in person. Try to find your roomies Facebook page to get to know them a little before you talk. And when you do contact your roommate, this is the time to ask questions. You can find out your roommates likes and dislikes and share yours. Fill in the gaps that the roommate questionnaire may have missed. This is also the time to clarify your answers. For example, while you may strive to be a neat person, like you told the questionnaire, you may have to clarify that its a work in progress. This can smooth the transition into living together. You also can bond over decorating plans and your shared anxieties and excitement about starting your freshman year. And remember that calling your future roommate can give you an even better sense of who that person is and how well you two will get along. When living with a new roommate, its often helpful to understand their background and where they come from to get a sense of who they are. Ask your roommate their birth order which often defines character and personality traits and use that to navigate your relationship. According to an article in Womans Day, if youre roommate is the:Oldest or only child:He or she probably relates well to older people and is very independent and responsible. This kind of roommate will likely enjoy spending time on their own and establishing a sense of self early on. SHARING SPACESet clear boundaries in the beginning of your rooming relationship. If you dont, your roommate could claim to have no idea that letting a friend sleep on the floor for a few weeks isnt OK, or that you should be notified if a group of friends is coming to party in your room. The room is equally yours, so make sure your roommates things dont start creeping onto your side of the room, unless you agreed to an arrangement beforehand. Also, make clear which items you feel comfortable sharing. Cereal may be OK, but your shampoo may not be. To avoid later fighting, let your roommate know. You may be a bit cautious when it comes to confronting your roommate about problems if you two only just met. Be polite, but firm. Any sharing problems will only get worse if you allow the behavior to continue. If talking it out isnt working, you can still find ways to keep your belongings safe. Dorm Co (dormco.com) even sells a fridge lock to keep hungry roommates from eating your food. This obvious lack of confidence in your roommate may make your living situation awkward, however, so this should be a last resort. CARING FOR YOUR ROOMMATENo matter if your classmate is a party animal or more of a homebody, you may have to take care of a sick roommate from time to time. Not only is this courteous, but its also what youd want your roomie to do for you if you werent feeling so hot. Your duties may range from picking up food from the dining hall for a feverish, bedridden roommate to helping clean up after a roommate who partied a little too hard the night before. And if your roommate is really sick (think swine flu), know that you may even get a call from a hysterical parent. But while you are somewhat responsible for your roommate, dont think you have to be their mother or personal nurse, especially if getting sick after partying turns into a weekly routine. Your relationship will determine how much you do. But at the very least, you should make an effort to ensure your roommates sickness is not serious or an immediate danger. You can do something as simple as speaking up and letting your resident assistant handle potentially worrying situations, especially if you think youre not qualified to help your roommate. Middle child: He or she most likely grew up feeling lost in the mix of older and younger siblings, so relationships with friends are very important. Middle children are often independent peacemakers who can see all sides of an argument. Dont be afraid to come to this roommate for advice. Youngest child: Babies of the family are usually the most extroverted and irresponsible. Because theyve likely gotten away with more as children, theyre used to pushing the limits and may do so in college more than others. Because youngest children often love the limelight, this kind of roommate is sure to be a fun going out partner at any time.elcome to the next chapter of your life: College. The wait is finally over and youre most likely leaving your parents and hometown behind, ready for your fresh start on a new campus. Your first challenge in college wont be in a classroom or at a party it will be the moment you meet your roommate for the first time. Get ready, because this person could make some of your greatest or worst memories of college. Read on for tips to make sure you and your roommate get off on the right foot and keep it that way for the rest of the year. Lauren Redding and Michaelle Bond, MCTLIVING WITH AFRIENDRooming with a friend from home is a delicate balance. While youre no doubt excited to have a familiar face to come home to, its important to remember you are separate individuals who deserve to experience college independently. Because you and your roommate live together, youll often spend time together without even trying to, by watching movies, doing homework or listening to music in your room. But dont feel pressured to include him or her in everything. Set aside time to meet new people or join new clubs on your own. Youll thank yourself for it later when you have a large group of friends, including your roommate. DECODING YOUR ROOMMATE

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C M Y K DearAbby: Im a 47year-old woman who started dating Earl about three weeks ago. We had gotten off to a great start. We talk easily, were comfortable with each other and we seem to share similiar values. Last week, Earls mom passed away, which has made continuing the relationship difficult. He was close to her and, understandably, is going through a rough time. Im willing to stick by him and go through this painful process with him. I have been through it myself. Earl said he still wants to see me, but because of what hes dealing with, if someone else comes along, I should take that opportunity. Abby, I dont want to look for anyone else. I already care a lot for Earl, but Im confused about what to do. I have had enough hurt to last me the rest of me life, and I know Earl could tell me at any time that he can no longer handle this because of his situation. Please tell me what I should do. Lady In Waiting DearLady In Waiting: You seem like a nice, but needy lady. You have known Earl a grand total of three weeks, which is not long enough for either of you to make serious plans. Right now Earl needs your support and friendship more than he needs a romance, so slow down. Be there if he needs to talk. Offer to cook him dinner once a week. But do NOTpressure him or he will be history. DearAbby: I have found my soul mate. We have a newborn son and are very happy. We plan to be married next year, after we have saved enough for the wedding. I have been hiding a secret from him. I have had bulimia for 20 years. Should I tell him before we marry? Keeping It To Myself DearKeeping It: You should absolutely tell him before you marry. You should also be prepared to honestly answer any questions he may ask about your eating disorder. What would hurt him and harm your relationship would be to marry him without his knowing the facts about your illness. If he is truly your soul mate, he wont run away. DearAbby: Is it OK for a married woman to physically touch someone of the opposite sex? When we were in a restaurant, my wife reached toward the waiter and put her hand on his arm. She also has a habit of calling other males Hon. Is this normal? I have told my wife a number of times that she should stop it, but she says I dont own her and she can do whatever she wants. Annoyed Husband in Illinois DearAnnoyed Husband: It appears you married a toucher. Thats someone who needs to make physical contact with another person in order to feel she has connected. It is harmless, and you should not feel threatened by it. As to her calling other men Hon, its possible she does it because she cant remember the persons name. Lighten up, and she may respond by being less defensive. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips. I always admired Russian nesting dolls. We visited a specialty store in Colorado which exclusively carries nesting dolls. The many types uniquely represent the diverse walks of life painted brilliantly and intricately. However, one set of nesting dolls are very special to me. They were placed into my hands as a gift from one of our sons when he returned from a mission trip to Russia. The colorful designs are painted over a black lacquer surface. When he handed me this gift, I was speechless and simply held it admiring the intricate paintingsforgetting about the other dolls nestling inside. But, then our son said, open it. In the hollow of each doll rested one just like it, only smaller with a slightly modified picture. Placing each doll side by side, I noticed that their diminutive size didnt diminish the detailed artistry of each one. At last I came to the tiniest one of all, amazed by the painting embellishing it. Seven dolls in all, each one a hollow hiding place for the other, until, at last, the smallest, solid one emerges from the nest. When God designed the church, he planned that we be like our physical bodieswith separate functions that work together as a whole. We read in 1 Corinthians 12:27, Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually.And in verse 7, but the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one, for the profit of all. Its something like the nesting dolls. The pastor is the most visible leader of the flock. But nesting within the body structure are other leaders who help in making godly decisions, lead in music ministry or teach children in Sunday school. Then another dimension of less visible servants emerges who in their detailed beauty serve in less obvious ways for the benefit of all. But, as each one supports the other and provides shelter from the storms of life, there is a core, a center, to which each one clings. We may consider it small because it is embedded so deeply inside. However, it is solid and, in its solidity, larger than life and life-sustaining. Like the last small nesting doll, the indwelling Holy Spirit seals us, keeps us for eternity and glorifies our Rock-solid Savior. When we receive Gods free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ, we will find our solidity deep within through his abiding presence. Depend upon him to set you apart in beauty and intricate design for Gods glory. Selah. Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Page 2CNews-SunSunday, July 31, 2011www.newssun.com DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 7/10,31; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 8 8 5 5 G&N DEVELOPERS; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 7/17,24,31; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 4 4 5 5 FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 7/29/11 p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 5 6 6 5 5 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 7/31/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 5 9 9 3 3 OOHSANDAAHSBy MIKE PELUSO ACROSS 1 Look up to 7 "Zen and the __ Motorcycle Maintenance": 1974 best-seller 12 Tournament slots 18 Gradually removed (from) 19 When Lear banishes Cordelia 20 University of Delaware mascot 21 Charity that rewards golf talent? 23 Jockey Angel 24__ Rebellion: 1786'87 insurrection 25 Liqueur flavoring 26 Rim 27 Overly 28 Stitching on Li'l Abner's towel? 29 Enemy 30 Feeds amply 32 Phenom 33 Treat a Saudi king with TLC? 38 Travesty 39 "Hang on a sec," online 42 Off 43 Forearm bones 44 More than just worry 45 '70s Struthers costar 47 Tiffs 48 "Go fly __!" 49 Sitting still 50 Terrible twos, one hopes 51 Coach Parseghian 52 Big petrol seller 55 Danish explorer Bering 56 Timid officer? 58 Hoosegow 59 Durham sch. 60 All-time RBI leader 62 Diarist Nin 64 Medical suffix 65 Crucifix 67 Miniature B-17? 71 Army doc 73 __ Romeo Spider 74 NYC-based securities gp. 75 After-school treats 76 Player with an orange and black-striped helmet 77 Junk 79Didwell on the quiz 80 "What's My Line?" regular Francis 81 Pennsylvania university 83 Like some casks 84 Aromatherapist's supply 86 Sound after a pop 87 Alaskan native 88 Hall of Famer Warren after garage work? 91 Lobster house freebies 92 Wicked one 94 Hall of Fame pool player __ Mataya Laurance 95 West Coast sch. 99 Handy communication syst.? 100 Allure rival 101 When repeated, "Hungry Like the Wolf" band 103 Greek promenades 104 Noxious fumes 106 Padding in an Easter basket? 109 Artsy district 110 Run roughshod over 111 2009 aviation biopic 112 Comeback 113 Little silvery fish 114 Words on some Montana license plates DOWN 1 Overrun (with) 2 City NE of Jodhpur 3 Words from dolls 4 On the same page 5 They sometimes count to 10 6 Shogun's capital 7 More uncomfortable 8 AAA suggestions 9 Reach for the Skyy, excessively 10__ roll: winning 11 Backin' 12 Promotes oneself online 13 Chartres's river 14 The color of money owed? 15 Stuffy trio? 16 Daring rescue, say 17 Grabs some shuteye 19 When many a whistle blows 20 A train? 22 "Bananaphone" singer 26 SFO listings 30 South Carolina river 31 Clicking sounds? 32 Fails to recycle 34 Black Sea port 35 Cartoonist Walker 36 Rapper __ Shakur 37 Lab container 38 "Most Wanted" org. 39 Dazzling performance 40 Vitamin A 41 Onset of boredom? 44 Giraffe relative 46 Fresh out of the box, in Berlin 47 Freshly minted 48 Like a loud crowd 50 Suffix for techno 51 Dermatologist's cases 53 Monkeys, e.g. 54 They have all the answers 56 Computer problem 57 Big cheese 61 Bring shame to 63 Bond nemesis 66 Persian king, 522486 B.C. 68 Unavailable, as for appointments 69 "Coffee __?" 70 Wherewithal 72 Like mil. volunteers 76__ Cynwyd, Pa. 78 38-Down employee 79 Former Utah senator Jake who flew aboard Discovery in 1985 81 Ritchie Valens biopic 82 Apostrophe's purpose, often 83 Curved molding 84 Role in Stone's "JFK" 85 "Brusha, brusha, brusha" toothpaste 89 Ump's call 90 Eggnog topping 92 Distinctive style 93 "Casablanca" heroine 96 Becomes safe to eat, ina way 97 Cornea-reshaping surgery 98 Test for purity 100 Former "Fashion Emergency" host 101 19th-century French book illustrator 102 West Coast sch. 103 Cargo hauler 105 Embroider, e.g. 106 Ruler amts. 107 Breakfast side 108 Folder user's aid Solution on page 9C DIVERSIONS Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) Aries, social interaction will put a smile on your face. This week you will find you spend a lot of time with friends simply enjoying their company. T aurus (April 21-May 21) Taurus, if you question too many things, you will never get anything accomplished. Ambivalence leaves you feeling paralyzed. Its time to make a move. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini, recent admissions by someone close to you leaves you wondering if this person has ulterior motives. Take things at face value and dont be so suspicious. Cancer(June 22-July 22) Cancer, planning a birthday bash for a loved one takes on new meaning. Y oure ready to pull out all the stops and, if done right, this party has the makings of a night to remember. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Leo, regardless of what you believe, the world will keep turning if you dont have ultimate control of everything. Therefore, lighten up and share the workload. V irgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Monetary issues come to the forefront, Virgo. Without some assistance, your accounts could dip much lower than you would like. Take action immediately. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 2 3) Libra, its time to focus on personal issues that need to be resolved. Once you tackle these things, you will have more free time to devote to guilty pleasures. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio, you and your spouse or partner dont see eye-to-eye on many things. This can lead to misunderstandings that need to be resolved. Exercise a little patience. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) Sagittarius, a relationship that you thought might be long-term has ended prematurely. Dont dwell on what might have been; move on to greener pastures this week. Capricorn (Dec. 22Jan. 20) Capricorn, matters of the heart need to be temporarily set aside because you have other pressing requirements. Just dont neglect family life for too long. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius, sometimes you have to lighten up, otherwise people may not want to spend time with you. Now is the time to let loose and enjoy yourself. T ry to make new friends. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Dont get too lost in your own thoughts this week, Pisces. You need to be focused to handle a few tasks at hand. Monetary issues emerge, Virgo Finding solidity deep inside Mothers death interrupts progress of new romance Horoscope Pause And Consider Jan Merop Dear Abby

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C M Y K Page 6CNews-SunSunday, July 31, 2011www.newssun.com Places 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, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor; Aaron Snider, Youth Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 5:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 385-0752. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049. www.stcathe. com. Very Rev. 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-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Don Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP If you dont already know where your water comes from, you may want to find out. Did you know that most of our drinking water comes from Floridas aquifers?So, you may ask, what is an aquifer? The American Heritage Science Dictionary defines aquifer as An underground layer of permeable rock, sediment ( usually sand or gravel), or soil that yields water. The pore spaces in aquifers are filled with water a nd are interconnected, so that water flows through them. Sandstones, unconsolidated grave ls, and porous limestones make the best aquifers. They can range f rom a few square kilometers to thousands of square kilometers in size. Basically an aquifer is an u nderground reservoir of water. Because of the groundwater, w hich is released from our aquifers, natural ecosystems, agriculture, outdoor recreation and human health are sustained. Floridas aquifers are among the m ost productive in the world, producing over 8 billion gallons of w ater each day. They supply almost all of the states drinking water and feed into over 600 natural springs. There are different types of aquifers and Florida's aquifers vary in depth, composition, and location, and are divided into two general categories: Surficial and Floridan. Surficial aquifers are not as deep as the Floridan aquifer. They are generally less than 100 feet underground and are made up of shells and sand. In these aquifers, the groundwater moves constantly from areas of recharge to places of discharge. They are affected by the local water table and can be influenced by drought and rainfall. Because they are fairly shallow, surficial aquifers may become polluted by the activities that take place above ground. Highlands County has sandy soils which allow the water above to percolate down into these areas somewhat rapidly. These aquifers are the most easily polluted and may not be suitable for drinking water. The Floridan aquifer underlies about 100,000 square miles and provides water to many major cities and rural areas in the southeastern United States. This aquifer is considered one of the most productive in the world. In Highlands County it is located about 200 feet below the surface. In contrast to surficial aquifers, the groundwater in the Floridan aquifer is contained under pressure by a bed of impermeable sediments. When the water pressure is high enough, the groundwater breaks to the surface and a spring flows. Because of this, the water temperature and flow from these springs are fairly constant. Groundwater in the aquifer is replenished by surface water that leaches into the limestone bedrock. When the aquifer is full, surface water drains into nearby lakes, rivers and oceans where it evaporates back into the atmosphere and eventually precipitates to the surface again. It is very apparent now why aquifers are so vital to our existence. They are the reservoirs and natural water filtration systems for our water. However, groundwater that is stored in the aquifers is becoming more and more threatened from the dangers of pollution. It is important to remember that whatever we do above ground impacts our water below ground. For example, if oil is spilled on the ground, it will eventually penetrate through the layers until it reaches the aquifer. Pesticides, herbicides, oil, chemicals, fertilizers, salt, gases, human and animal waste all affect our aquifers. There are many ways that you can be part of the solution in protecting our precious groundwater. Be aware of where your water comes from. Be mindful and protect your ground water from household pollutants. Make sure to follow directions when fertilizing or using chemicals around the house or try organic gardening and natural fertilizers and pesticides. Cut down on household chemical use and dispose of chemicals properly. Take used motor oil to a recycling center. Use less water conserve whenever you can. Get involved in your communitys land use planning and zoning decisions. Our groundwater is a vital resource and it takes several hundred to several thousand years for polluted ground water to be cleansed by natural recycling. Ecologist Lee Talbot once said Treat the earth well. It was not given to you by your parents; it was loaned to you by your children. Corine Burgess is the Natural Resources Specialist for the Highlands County Natural Resources Department assisting the Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District (www.highlandsswcd.org). Aquifers are our water source for today and tomorrow News From The W atershed Corine Burgess Courtesy photo Most of our drinking water comes from underground aquifers. When the water pressure is high enough, the groundwater breaks to the surface and a spring flows.Because of this, the water temperature and flow from these springs are fairly constant.

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 31, 2011Page 7C 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 God s 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 Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R. James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m. for women who love God and crocheting. Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pastor. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Sunday schedule: Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m. (October-May only). We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that want to know Christ and make Him known. Call the church office at 465-2422 or check out our church Web site at www.memorialumc.com. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, FL 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 27 and Hammock Road). Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion with worship first Sunday of month; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. all other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For more information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@earth link.net or check theWeb site sebringemmanuelucc.com. No matter who you are or where you are on lifes journey, youre welcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP HARDCOVER FICTION 1. A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin (Bantam) 2. Portrait of a Spy by Daniel Silva (Harper) 3. Happy Birthday: A Novel by Danielle Steel (Delacorte Press) 4. Split Second by Catherine Coulter (Putnam Adult) 5. 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BUSINESS D SECTION News-Sun Sunday, July 31, 2011 WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, new; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 5 7 7 6 6 6D PAGECLASSIFIEDS Courtesy photo Detention Bureau Commander Major David Paeplow presents Detention Deputy Christine Greaves with her retirement plaque and credentials. Greaves, a field training officer with the Highlands County Sheriffs Office, retired on July 24 with combined service of 10 years in the corrections field. Greaves had a six-year career with New York State Corrections followed by two years with the Florida State Department of Corrections. She came to the Highlands County Sheriffs Office in February of 2007. While serving with the Highlands County Sheriffs Office Greaves attained the rank of field training officer, who is a specially trained and appointed detention deputy responsible for providing on-the-job training to newly appointed detention deputies. Kudos to the millions of sandwich-generation Americans. These exhausted souls spend their time and money caring for and supporting not only their own children (and sometimes, grandchildren), but their parents as well. Its no wonder that so many people caught in this situation have trouble paying their bills and saving for retirement. If you are primary caregiver for one or both parents or support them financially, these ideas may help you keep your own finances on track: Y ou may be able to claim your parents as dependents for tax purposes if: You provide more than half their financial support. If they live in your home, you can count the fairmarket rental value of their lodging, including utilities, in that calculation. Their gross income (excluding Social Security payments and other taxexempt income), is less than $3,700 a year. They did not file a joint tax return unless it was to claim a refund. The rules are complicated, so consult a tax professional or review IRS Publication 503 at www.irs.gov to see if you qualify. Even if you cant claim your parents as dependents because of the gross income limit, if you itemize deductions you still may be able to deduct their medical expenses you paid for provided you supply over half their financial support. The deduction applies only to medical expenses that exceed 7.5 percent of your adjusted gross income, so paying for their expenses just may help put you over that threshold. For a complete list of qualifying expenses see IRS Publication 502 at www.irs.gov. Another way to lower your tax bite is to participate in employer-provided flexible spending accounts (FSAs), where you pay for eligible health and dependent care expenses (including those for dependent parents) on a pretax basis that is, before federal, state and Social Security taxes have been deducted. This lowers your taxable income and therefore, yo ur taxes. To learn more about FSAs, visit Practical Money Skills for Life, a free personal financial management program sponsored by Visa Inc. (www.practicalmoneyskills.com/benefits). A broad range of federal, state and private assistance programs are available to help low-income seniors (and others) pay their bills, including: Medical coverage through Medicaid and Medicare. For a good overview of these programs, see Get Financial Help at www.medicare.gov. Most pharmaceutical companies offer patient assistance programs that provide uninsured and low-income people access to prescription drugs they couldnt otherwise afford. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for details. The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program provides grants to help pay utility bills. To see if your parents qualify, go to www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/ocs/liheap. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program helps lowerincome Americans buy nutritious food. Visit www.fns.usda.gov/snap for Financial costs of caring for your parents Personal Finance Jason Alderman See CARING, page 3D Greaves retires from HCSO Special to the News-SunLAKE WALES The Floridas Natural G rowers Board of Directors recently voted to donate $250,000 to fight citrus greening, a disease plaguing the Florida Citrus industry. As a Florida grower cooperative, it is important to combat this disease with every r esource available. This support of the Citrus Research and Development Foundation and their efforts to battle citrus greening is vital to the long-term future of the Florida Citrus Industry, said Steve Caruso, Floridas Natural Growers CEO. The donation was made to the Citrus Research and Development Foundation, the leader in citrus research against HLB. HLB, commonly known as citrus greening, is a bacterium that was confirmed in Florida in 2005 and is evident in every citrus growing region in the state as well as other citrus growing regions worldwide. The disease attacks the nutrient absorption of the citrus tree and leads to a rapid decline and eventual death. Floridas Natural Growers board donates to citrus greening fight

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C M Y K By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER APEconomics WriterWASHINGTON The economy expanded at meager 1 .3 percent annual rate in the spring after scarcely growing a t all in the first three months of the year, the Commerce Department said Friday. The combined growth for the first six months of the y ear was the weakest since the recession ended two years ago. The government revised the January-March figures to show just 0.4 percent growth down sharply from its previous estimate of 1.9 percent. High gas prices and scant income gains have forced A mericans to pull back sharply on spending in the spring. Consumer spending only increased 0.1 percent this s pring, the smallest gain in two years. Government spending fell for the third straight quarter. Stocks dropped in morning t rading. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 100 points, and broader indexes also declined. These numbers are extremely bad, said Nigel Gault, an economist at IHS Global Insight. The momentum in the economy is clearly very weak. The sharp slowdown means the economy will likely grow this year at a weaker pace than last year. Economists dont expect growth to pick up enough in the second half of the year to lower the unemployment rate, which rose to 9.2 percent last month. The weaker data will also add pressure to already-tense negotiations between President Barack Obama and lawmakers over increasing the debt limit. Any deal will likely include deep cuts in government spending. That could slow growth further in the short term. But if Congress fails to raise the debt limit and the government defaults, financial markets could fall and interest rates could rise. It is hard to see the economy getting much stronger, Paul Dales, an economist at Capital Economics, said in a research note. In fact, if the debt ceiling is not raised ... we could well have another recession on our hands. Earlier this year, economists thought that a Social Security payroll tax cut would accelerate growth in 2011. But most of that money has gone to pay for higher gas prices. Consumer spending on long-lasting manufactured goods, such as cars and appliances, fell 4.4 percent. Many auto dealers reported shortages of popular models after Japans March 11 earthquake, cutting into auto sales. Employers have pulled back on hiring after seeing less spending by consumers. The economy added just 18,000 net jobs in June, the fewest in nine months and a steep drop from the average of 215,000 jobs per month added from February through April. Those who have jobs are seeing little gain in their incomes. After-tax incomes, adjusted for inflation, rose only 0.7 percent, matching the previous quarter and the weakest since the recession ended. The drop in government spending was driven by cuts at the state and local level. Those governments have slashed spending in seven of the eight quarters since the official end of the recession. Business investment, which has been a driver of growth during the recovery, also faltered this spring. Spending on equipment and software grew 5.7 percent in the second quarter, down from the first quarters 8.7 percent pace and below the double-digit gains posted last year. The government also revised data going back to 2003. The data show the recession was even worse than previously thought. The economy shrank 5.1 percent during the recession, which lasted from December 2007 through June 2009, compared to the earlier estimate of 4.1 percent. Both figures represent the worst downturn since World War II. The depth of the recession is now clearly so much deeper, Gault said. Fridays report is the first of three estimates the government releases of the gross domestic product, which measures everything from restaurant meals to auto production to government spending. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, July 31, 2011Page 3D Chamber page; 7.444"; 12"; Black; chamber page dummy; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 6 1 1 6 6 qualification requirements. Rental assistance for low-income people is available from several Department of Housing and Urban Development programs as well as other state and local agencies (see Find Rental Assistance at www.hud.gov for details). AARPhas an excellent guide to finding public benefit programs in your area at www.aarpkb.benefitscheckup.org. They also have a robust Caregiving Resource Center at www.aarp.org/caregiving. And finally, if your parents live far away, consider hiring a local geriatric care manager to help develop a game plan. Its not cheap, but youll appreciate the peace of mind. Agood resource is the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers (www.caremanager.org). Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. www.twitter.com/PracticalM oney Continued from page 1D By MARTIN CRUTSINGER APEconomics WriterWASHINGTON The 2007-2009 recession, already i n the record books as the worst in the 66 years since the end of World War II, was even worse than previously thought. From the start of the recession at the end of 2007 to the end in June of 2009, the U.S. e conomy shrank 5.1 percent. That is 1 percentage point w orse than the previous estimate that the recession r educed total output during that period by 4.1 percent. The new estimates emerged from the annual revision of economic data p repared by the Commerce Departments Bureau of E conomic Analysis and released Friday. Among the previous 10 postwar recessions, output in only two dropped by more 3 percent. In the 1957-58 recession, the economy contracted 3.7 percent. And during the 1973-1975 downturn, the economy fell 3.2 percent from the start of the recession to the end. The government attributed the bigger declines in output in part to weaker consumer spending and business investment than previously estimated. By year, the governments new figures show that the economy took a much bigger hit in 2009, when output shrank 3.5 percent. The previous estimate had shown a decline of 2.5 percent that year. In 2008, the new estimate shows the economy contracted by 0.3 percent. The previous estimate had indicated that output was unchanged for that year compared with 2007. The last recession began in December 2007 and lasted until June 2009. Though the economy has been growing since then, growth has been subpar. And the unemployment rate has remained elevated; its now 9.2 percent. The revisions showed that growth in 2010 was a bit stronger than previously estimated. They put growth for all of 2010 at 3 percent, up from a previous estimate that the economy grew 2.9 percent last year. The revisions to the countrys gross domestic product, the total output of goods and services, used more complete data for such items as consumer and business spending. The governments annual revisions are released each July, along with its first estimate of growth for the AprilJune quarter of the current year. BUSINESS Caring for parents can be costly MCT The recession that claimed thousands of businesses across the country is proving to have been worse than was originally estimated. Revisions show deeper 20072009 recession Economy slowed sharply in first half of year WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama has reached a compromise with the auto industry to increase fuel economy standards for cars and trucks. Under the new standards, fuel efficiency would double to 54.5 miles per gallon. The goals will be phased in starting with the 2017 models. Obama said: This agreement on fuel standards represents the single most important step we have taken as a nation to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. The agreement, Obama said, means filling up your car every two weeks, instead of every week. The Obama administration struck the deal with automakers. The standards would not be applied as stringently to light trucks in the initial model years. In 2009, automakers agreed to raise standards to 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016. Automakers deal with Feds to boost fuel economy

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C M Y K Page 4DNews-SunSunday, July 31, 2011www.newssun.com Country Club of Sebring 3x10.5 spot blue 00010631 Road Show Estate 3x21.5 color 00010627 By MATTHEWPERRONE APHealth WriterWASHINGTON The government should abandon a 35-year-old system for approving most medical devices in the U.S. because it offers little to no assurance of safety for patients, a panel of m edical experts concludes in a report Friday. The surprise recommendation from the Institute of M edicine panel calls for a massive reworking of how t he government regulates medical devices, a $350 bill ion industry that encompasses everything from pacemakers to X-ray scanners to cont act lenses. The 12-member groups a dvice, commissioned by the Food and Drug A dministration, is not binding. And there were immediate signs that the report w ould face tough headwinds in Washington, as both the F DAand device manufacturers disagreed with its conclusions. Still, the stinging critique could eventually bring about t ighter standards for medical d evice companies, which have long benefited from less safety scrutiny than their p eers in the drug industry. FDArequires that most new prescription drugs go through clinical trials to p rove that patients fare better after receiving medication. Most devices only have to show that they are similar to devices already on the mark et. Only a handful of truly new devices must undergo e xtensive testing to prove they are safe and effective. The FDAsaid Friday that it disagreed with the groups recommendations, but would hold a public meeting to discuss them. The FDAhas been working for more than a year to make the 510(k) process more predictable and less bureaucratic, efforts that would go to waste if the system is abandoned. FDAbelieves that the 510(k) process should not be eliminated but we are open to additional proposals and approaches, said FDAs device director Jeffrey Shuren, in a statement. The report arrives as the FDAfends off pointed criticism from manufacturers who say the agency has become too slow and bureaucratic in clearing new devices, driving up costs for companies and forcing some out of business. Despite the relative speed of the 510(k) process, they point out that some devices still get tied up in red tape, ultimately reaching the U.S. market two years after launching overseas. In the past year, companies have taken their arguments to Capitol Hill, where lawmakers have grilled FDAofficials over device reviews. The device industrys chief lobbying group immediately dismissed the proposal. Latham & Watkins attorney John Manthei, who represents device manufacturers, said it would be a mistake to pronounce the report dead on arrival. Even if the FDA doesnt adopt its recommendations, he said members of Congress will likely use the findings to pressure both companies and the FDA. The FDAsought the groups advice as it updates the system used to clear more than 90 percent of devices in the U.S. The so-called 510(k) system was created by Congress in 1976 to grant speedy approval to devices that are similar to products already on the market. The pathway was originally intended as a temporary method to grandfather in devices that had been used for decades. Instead it has become the standard tool to launch new medical implants. The IOM generally recommends ways to improve or modify government programs, but instead the panel said the 510(k) system is flawed and should be eliminated completely. Asystem was put in place 35 years ago that does not really assess safety and effectiveness, said panel chair David Challoner, former vice president of health affairs at University of Florida. We need something different for the next 35 years. Were dealing with a whole new world: new technology, new materials and new data. BUSINESS Experts say medical device review system flawed We need something different for the next 35 years. Were dealing with awhole new world: new technology, new materials and new data.DAVIDCHALLONER panel chair

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C M Y K Page 6DNews-Sun Sunday, July 31, 2011www.newssun.com STATE OF FLORIDA, CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COMMISSION, Petitioner vs. DENNIS T. DAVIS, Case #30509 Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DENNIS T. DAVIS, Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative Complaint has been filed against you seeking to revoke your CORRECTIONAL Certificate in accordance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any rules promulgated thereunder.You are required to serve a written copy of your intent to request a hearing pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S. upon Michael Crews, PROGRAM DIRECTOR, Criminal Justice Professionalism Program, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P. O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489, on or before September 28, 2011. Failure to do so will result in a default being entered against you to Revoke said certification pursuant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B-27, F.A.C. Dated: July 28, 2011 Ernest W. George CHAIRMAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS AND TRAINING COMMISSION By: -sTijuana Comer, Division Representative July 31; August 7, 14, 21, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 11-293-PCS IN RE: ESTATE OF RUTH E. McCLEERY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of RUTH E. McCLEERY, deceased, whose date of death was May 20, 2011, File Number 11-293-PCS, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The name and address 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 has been served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE TIME OF SERVICE OFA 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 SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD 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 31, 2011. Personal Representative: BETH A. ROULEAU 6750 US HWY 27 N P-2 Sebring, FL 33870 Attorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD R. RHOADES, ESQ. Attorney for Personal Representative Florida Bar No.: 308714 Clifford R. Rhoades, P.A. 2141 Lakeview Drive Sebring, Floirda 33870 (863)385-0346 July 31; August 7, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-303 IN RE: ESTATE OF MARY ELIZABETH HOY Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Mary Elizabeth Hoy, deceased, whose date of death was May 4, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Room 102, Sebring, Florida 33870, file number PC 11-303. 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 24, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Lawrence E. Bouscher 121 Wilson Avenue Waynesburg, Ohio 44688 PRIVATE Attorney for Personal Representative: PRIVATE /s/ Craig A. Mundy Florida Bar Number: 0896470 4927 Southfork Drive Lakeland, Florida 33813 Telephone: (863)647-3778 Fax: (863)647-4580 July 24, 31, 2011IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. GC 10-548 HIGHLANDS COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, INC., a Florida corporation Platiniff vs. ESTATE OF MANUEL E. SANCHEZ, deceased, his unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees, and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, through, under or against him; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described defendants or parties or claiming to have any right, title or interest in and to the lands hereafter described Defendants AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION TO: Manuel Sanchez 1539 Penny Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose mortgages on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: Lot 8, of PENNY HEIGHTS, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 68, 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 E. MARK BREED III, of BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A., Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 325 North Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, on or before August 31, 2011, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated this 20th day of July, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE (SEAL) As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk ``In accordance with the American 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 863-402-6566 not later that seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired (TDD) 1-800-9771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, Via Florida Relay Service.'' 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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, July 31, 2011Page 7D 1100Announcements IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA JUVENILE DIVISION CASE NO. JP11-000139-XX IN THE INTEREST OF: K.C. DOB: 11/26/1999 Minor child SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF ADVISORY HEARING FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND GUARDIANSHIP THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO: TORIE RENEE POWELL (DOB: 3/23/80) Address Unknown YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition for Termination of Parental Rights under oath has been filed in the above styled Court by the Department of Children & Families, seeking the termination of your parental rights to: K.C. a white female child born November 26, 1999 and you are hereby commanded to personally appear before the Honorable Sheryl D. Snodgrass, a Magistrate/hearing officer in the Juvenile Division of the Circuit Court in and for Highlands County, State of Florida, on the 24th day of August, 2011 at 10:00 A.M., at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida, Courtroom 1A. YOU MUST PERSONALLY APPEAR ON THE DAY AND TIME SPECIFIED OR YOU WILL LOSE ALL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION. YOUR FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR WILL BE DEEMED TO BE YOUR CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION.YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND REQUEST THAT THE COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at 1968 Sebring Parkway, Sebring FL 33870, Telephone (863)402-7722, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK DATED THIS 21ST DAY OF JULY, 2011. By: /s/ Anita E. Reiley Deputy Clerk (Clerk's Seal) July 24, 31; August 7, 14, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: GCS 11-310 DAVID R. HABA Plaintiff, vs. JUAN RODRIGUEZ MEDINA and all known or unknown persons claiming under or through them, unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any known or unknown person who is known to be dead or is not known to be either dead or alive NOTICE OF SUIT PROPERTY TO: JUAN RODRIGUEZ MEDINA and all known or unknown persons claiming under or through them, unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any known or unknown person who is known to be dead or is not known to be either dead or alive YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to quiet title on the following property in Highlands County, Florida:Tract 5, Block 17, SUN N LAKE ESTATES ACRES, SECTION 34, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 24, 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 William J. Nielander, Esquire of William J. Nielander, P.A., 172 E. Interlake Boulevard, Lake Placid, Florida 33852, the Plaintiffs attorney, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled court on or before August 31, 2011; otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 21st day of July, 2011. ROBERT GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk July 24, 31; August 7, 14, 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 11-228 GCS CITY OF AVON PARK, a Florida Municipal Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. YVROSE ARCHANGE, Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above-titled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: The East 43 feet of the West 119 feet Lot 2, UHL's Subdivision, as recorded in OR Book 1220, Page 839, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. 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, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 24th day of August, 2011. SIGNED this 27th day of July, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk July 31; August 7, 2011 INVITATION TO BID The Town of Lake Placid, Highlands County, Lake Placid, Florida, will receive sealed bids at the Town Hall Office of Gary V. Freeman, Director of Utilities, located at 311 W. Interlake Blvd, Lake Placid, Florida 33852 for: HAND-HELD WATER METER READING DEVICE Specifications may be received at the Town of Lake Placid Municipal Building, 311 W. Interlake Blvd, Lake Placid, Florida 33852, attention, Gary V. Freeman, Director of Utilities, and Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm. until Wednesday, August 17, 2011. The phone number is 863-699-3747 and the fax number is 863-699-3749. This bid is for three (3) hand-held meter reading units, cradle pods to charge and upload/download from, all software/hardware associated with same and training from the Bidder that involves the proper operation and maintenance of the units. Specifications are also available for download at the Towns website, which is as follows: HYPERLINK "http://www.lakeplacidfl.net" www.lakeplacidfl.net. Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked, on the outside, with the project name so as to identify the enclosed bids. Bids must be delivered to the Town of Lake Placid at the Town Hall office of Gary V. Freeman, Utility Director, located at 311 W. Interlake Blvd, Lake Placid, Florida 33852 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., Wednesday August 17, 2011, at which time the bids will be opened. Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Town will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service.The town of Lake Placid reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive any irregularities in bidding.Gary FreemanDirector of UtilitiesTown of Lake Placid July 31, 2011SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 00009904

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C M Y K Page 8DNews-Sun Sunday, July 31, 2011www.newssun.com 2 VEHICLESrun great, good condition 2003 Crown Victoria 62,000 miles. Asking $5,400 2000 Chevy Van Asking $2,500 Call (863) 673-2079 9450Automotive for SaleSUZUKI MOTORCYCLE'07 GSXR 600. Mint cond. Less than a 1000 mi. $6000 Firm. Call 863-441-0469 9100Motorcycles& ATVs 9000 Transportation 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & SuppliesLAWN MOWERCraftsman self propelled 6hp. Blower & weed eater. $225 Call 863-655-0216 7400Lawn & Garden SPRINGFIELD SUN.9-4pm. 411 E Cassily St. Large sale w/misc. clothes all sizes, elec. guitar, childrens books, toys & lots of collectibles. Kitchen table & microwave cart. Come see it all. SEBRING FRI.Sat. 7 1pm. Moving Sale! Something for everyone. Everything must go! BIG MANSALE Wood trailer 6'X9' w/lights, lawn tractor & misc. equip., chest freezer, ice chests, fishing equip., tools-hand & power, golf equip., golf driving net, beach chairs, some household, clothes-mostly lg. men sizes, many xmas decorations. Fri & Sat 8 am-4 pm 700 Catfish Creek Rd. Lake Placid AVON PARKSunday 7 4pm. 1866 S Wilburn Dr. Across from College on US 27. Huge Storage Facility Sale. Mattresses, furn., appl., restaurant equip., household goods, nice clothing, accessories & jewelry. Deals, Deals, Deals* 7320Garage &Yard Sales VACUUM -Upright / Reconditioned / Clean as a whistle / New belt. $20 863-402-2285 TABLE &(4) CHAIRS Black metal / formica top / 1 leaf. $75 863-465-2319 MOTOR CROSSBIKE small. $90 Call 863-655-0216 DESK &dining room buffet w/glass doors, needs to be refinished, you move. Free!! 863-655-0881 CHINA HUTCHWood with glass shelves and lighted. One piece. $99 863-465-2319 BICYCLE BOYS20" BMX $90 Call 863-655-0216 A/C UNITColeman 4 ton. This unit attaches to an air handler. Good Cond. $100. Call 863-655-0881 7310Bargain Buys MOVING SALE!Sofa bed-Qu. $75, Silk Damask swivel rocker $50, 2 Mahogany shadow bxs $25 ea., Danish modern hutch $50, blue/white hutch $25, Qu. Mahogany bed w/ bedding $100 863-655-2399 LAPTOP HP17.3" Screen Like New W/ Accessories Call 863-655-1063 7300MiscellaneousBUNK BEDUNIT Pink w/drawers, desk & shelves. $200 Call 863-655-0216 7180Furniture 7180Furniture 7000 MerchandiseAVON PARKLarge Retail/Office Building, 100 E. Main St. A MUST SEE! 863-295-9272 6750Commercial Rental SEBRING HILLS2/2/2 screened porch. Updated home, low elec. bills. Appliances incl. No pets or smoke. $725/mo. + security. 863-381-3990 SEBRING COUNTRYliving on Payne Rd. 3/2. Recently renovated. New tile, carpet paint and some new appliances. Lots of privacy w/room to roam. $800/mo. 386-561-7310 SEBRING 3/1Efficiency, appliances included, fenced lot 100 x 80, above ground pool 25x25 (available for sale), ATD security system available. Close to Florida Hospital & SFCC. $900/mo. + deposit. Call 863-458-0551 SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3BR, 2.5BA, 1CG $800/mo. No Smoking, no pets. 863-655-0311 PLACID LAKES3/2 full baths. New House $750/mo. + $750 dep. Beautiful views, quiet & nice. All tile & new appl. 305-926-7987 6300Unfurnished Houses LAKE PLACIDDbl. wide 3/2 Country home, w/fenced back yard in the Sun 'N" Lakes Estates. $550/mo. Please call Michelle at 863-381-5661 HARDER HALL3/2/2 screened porch, new A/C. Spacious home on Golf Course. Appl. incl. No pets or smoke. $850/mo. + security. 863-381-3990 AVON PARK2BR /2BA / Bonus room. Appliances work, a/c runs cold, carpet, W/D, carport. 3 blks off Hwy 27 N. & 1.5 mi from A.P. Walmart. $600 mo. Plus deposit. 865-207-8279 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING QUAINTolder home w/beautiful hardwood floors. 2/2, fenced backyard w/patio. 1 car garage. Washer/dryer. $625/mo. plus utilities. Call 863-991-0290 SEBRING -3BR / 2BA Fully furnished on Lake June. $1450.00 monthly. Security deposit ( 1st & last ). Call 941-232-5194 6250Furnished HousesSEBRING UNFURNISHEDApt. Move in Special. Lovely remodeled 1 & 2 bedroom apts. We furnish water, sewer & garbage. Pets allowed. Starting @ $400 per month. Call 863-451-1030 NOW ACCEPTINGAPPLICATIONS VERANDA BREEZE APARTMENT AND TOWNHOMES Affordable Housing Income Restrictions Apply. 2, 3, & 4 Bedrooms Clubhouse-Playground Resident Activities-Computer Lab 2308 Wightman Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Phone 863-382-0044 TTY/TDD 711 NORTH AVONPARK 1BR, 1BA, G/W/S, you pay electric. No pets, Deposit $300. $400 Monthly. 863-873-5433 LAKE PLACID2/1 & 1/1 Apartments for rent. Includes laundry facility on premises. 1st. mo. security. No Pets! Available Immediately. Call 561-706-6743 BEAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING 2BR, 1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping, building 5 yrs. new. Pets OK. $595 month. 3106 Medical Way. Call 863-446-1822 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. 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING 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 SEBRING LOVELY,furnished 1BR on Lakefront Estate. No Pets. Utilities & cable included $425/mo 863-655-1068 6150FurnishedApartments 6000 RentalsSEBRING -Double Wide on 2 lots. Large enough for Motor Home. Semi Furnished. 2BR / 2BA. $600 monthly + utilities. 1st & last deposit. For Info call 863-655-6794 5150Mobile HomesFor RentAVON 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 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 ROOFERS WANTED/ drug free workplace. Call 863-385-0351 MIDFLORIDA CREDITUNION is seeking part time teller candidates for the Sebring and Lake Placid branch locations. Responsibilities include serving members, performing transactions and cross selling credit union products and services. Qualified candidates will be computer proficient and will possess excellent customer service, communication and cash handling skills. Applicants must be available to work any assigned shifts between 7:00am and 7:00pm Monday through Friday and every Saturday between 8:30am. and 1:00pm. High school diploma/equivalency required, bilingual helpful. Apply on-line at www.midflorida.com. Drug Free Workplace. 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 BUSY EYECLINIC has openings in all positions. Full time/part time. Send resume to : P.O. Box 9901 Lake Placid 33852. 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 Classified ads get fast results ROYAL CARE OF AVON PARK 2X3 00010640 DUMMY 09 PAGE DESIGNER 2X4 00008865AVON PARK HOUSING 1X4 00010259AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 00009884HIGHPOINT/ NORTHGATE FURNITURE 1X3 00009832SATELLITE PROLINK 2X5 00010622

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