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C M Y K NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, August 5-6, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 92 | 50 cents w ww.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 95 78Complete Forecast PAGE 10A A few afternoon thunderstorms F orecast Question: Would you recycle more if there was curbside pickup? Next question: Would you support a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at O nline O nline Obituaries James O. Smith Age 76, of Sebring Beverly Sue Plake Age 73, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 6A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 72.2% No 27.8% Total votes: 90 Classifieds7A Community Briefs2A Dear Abby9B Editorial & Opinion3A Healthy Living5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review/Times9B Religion6B Sports On TV2B Index www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and WAUCHULA STATE BANK; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 7 0 0 0 0 Going for a repeatS ebring Dixie Ozone all-stars head to V irginia to defend World Series title SPORTS, 1B News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY S chool board member Bill Brantley reacts to bad news during the boars budget w orkshop Tuesday night. Close to 75 percent of the districts tax levy has to be allott ed to debt service. e have a crisis By ED BALDRIDGE firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Highlands County sheriff deputies arei nvestigating a second robbery in less than four months a t the Heartland National Bank near Tanglewood. According to HCSO Public I nformation Officer Nell Hays, a lone suspect entered t he branch at 5033 U.S. 27 N. around 1 p.m. Wednesday and demanded money from at eller. The suspect in the most recent robbery is described as a 5-foot-5 tall black male wearing a light green shirt, d ark jeans and a baseball cap. He fled the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. The HCSO did not have a p icture from the robbery at press time on Thursday, Hays said, but there was a meeting of investigative staff planned to coordinate efforts. In April, a similar robbery occurred at the same bank,b ut the HCSO did not indicate if the robberies were r elated. In both cases, the suspect followed a similar track when fleeing on foot. K-9 units tracked suspects i n both cases though the woods to the south of the bank towards Tanglewood Drive. The suspects in both cases t hen met a car in the area of the solid waste plant and thats where K-9 units lost the track. According to Bank Tracker, a reporting agency for the banking industry, turbulent economic times have wreaked havoc on the finances of Americans from all economic backgrounds. Many financially overwhelmed individuals have had to take extreme measures like filing for bankruptcy protection to make ends meet. For others, those extreme financial circumstances meant turning their Bank robbed again Same Heartland N ational branch was hit in April Dream kitchenR edesign tips to get you t he kitchen you desire LIVING, 10BVote delayedL ack of quorum pushes back vote o n tourism money PA GE2APopping the soda bubbleD iet soft drinks dont really h elp you lose weight HEALTH, 5B By SAMANTHAGHOLAR email@example.comSEBRING City council members voted Tuesday evening to fill the dredge hole near City Pier in Lake Jackson. The beach has been closed to swimming since a man drowned in the hole in 2008. Council members approved the motion with a 3-2 vote (Scott Stanley and John Clark voting no) to appropriate $10,000 from the citys contingency fund to match the amount of the dredge hole project. Though council members all agreed that the City Pier should be re-opened, they were not all in agreement that the hole should be filled in such an expensive manner. I think this is ludicrous, Clark said. Why is it ludicrous John? councilmen John Griffin asked. ell, I think the projected expense is. I understand its an estimate from a non-engineer...its insane. So were going to pipe sand from the lake bottom back in for 70 grand. I think its also crazy were going to go through permitting process for a lake the state freaking owns, Clark said. Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Lakes Manager Clell Ford estimated that the total cost of the City to give $10K to help fill dredge hole City Pier has been no swimming zone since See CITY, page 6A By CHRISTOPHER T UFFLEY firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING School board members sagged in their seats during the Tuesday afternoon workshop and special meeting. The news was grim, with worse possible looming in the future particularly if the economy doesnt recover within the next year or two. Sharply curtailed revenue, coupled with higher expenses and crippling debt, means the school district could be out of operating funds within a few years. It also means, School Superintendent Wally Cox told the board, that the school millage has to increase from 7.616 to 7.813 The increase is state mandated in the required local effort portion of the tax. The school board has no say in the matter. The hope, however, had been to lower the capital millage, over which the board does have discretion, and thus keep the total millage rate the same as last year although even with the increase fewer tax dollars will be collected. But, Cox also told the board, lowering the capital millage would require another $1 million be cut out of an already finely Board divided over millage increase B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY email@example.comS EBRING School Superintendent Wally Cox told The School Board ofH ighlands County on Tuesday night that the state legislature had raised the education millage rate for 2011-2012 to 7.813 from 7.616 in 2010-2011. Even so, he said, the district will receive fewer dollars than it did last year. ere really having difficulties, Cox added. The recession has hit the district hard, he said fewer property tax dollars; less sales tax revenue; a cut in the per/student funding distributed by the state; fewer students on top of that; and the end of many grants and allocations, such as Public Education Capital Outlay (PECO At the same time, costs have risen and new, expensive challenges lie ahead like training mechanics on the advanced diagnostic machines the next generation of school buses will require. These realities are vastly complicated by a third: Certain assumptions made in 2005, Cox said which School Board struggling to make ends meet See DEBT, page 5A See MILLAGE, page 5A See BANK, page 4A Alicia Jetton looks through some of the items donated to help her with h er twins that are due in two weeks. N e w s S u n p h o t o b y C H R I S T O P H E R T U F F L E Y By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Not just the people of Highlands County, but people from all over the country have responded to Alicia Jettons situation. Pregnant with twins, due by Cesarean section in about two weeks, Jetton lost her husband, Pfc. Joshua Jetton, to enemy fire in Afghanistan on June 20. Since then, help has poured in in the f orm of gift cards, baby clothes, cartons of diapers, bottles of lotion, powder, wipes, baby seats and strollers. So much help in fact, that Janine Jones and Brittany Chess, two leading organizers, had to find warehouse space to store everything. Sebring Mini Storage Too, at 1500 Lakeview Drive, offered space for as long as it is needed. Community takes widow into its heart See JETTON, page 4A
C M Y K S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING Illegal dumping is becoming a big nuisance in Highlands County and the Aktion Club of Highlands County has stepped up to the plate to b eautify a neighborhood. The Aktion Club joined e fforts with the Avon Park Y outh Academy in doing a t wo-day clean-up project at a cul de sac on High Avenue in Sebring near the office of The School District of Highlands County. There were five Aktion Club members and one supervisor who started the project on July 20 by filling a county dump truck full of trash, construction debris and tires in less t han two hours. A ktion Club advisor Cindy Marshall realized, This project was massive a nd going to take more manpower. We barely put a dent in the dump site on the first day. I had to call in some recruits to help. We teamed up with the Avon Park Youth Academy to assist and those young men were awesome. Asecond date was set for July 28. The county brought in a large, open top, roll off container for the crew tou se. The Aktion Club provided six workers and one advisor while the academy brought five youth and one supervisor. The crew worked four hours that morning trimming trees and bushes and pulling out construction debris such as old carpeting, concrete, wood, and tiles; household trash; and tires. The Dumpster was filled and old tires were stacked up. e even made sure to trim around the No Dumpingsign so it is visible for everyone to see, Marshall said. We only cleared the county right of way around the cul de sac. The rest is up to the property owner I would like to thank the Aktion Club and the Avon Park Youth Academy for teaming up with the Highlands County Board of County Commission in the clean up of this unsightly illegal dump. Without their assistance, it would have taken much longer to clean. Working on this two-day c lean up project removed 205 tires and 1,400 pounds of illegally dumped debris, said Ramon D. Gavarrete, Highlands Countye ngineer/utilities director. Illegal dumps are becoming a n increasingly costly problem throughout Highlands County. Of particular con-c erns are illegally dumped tires that can be fire hazards a long with holding water perfect for breeding mosquitoes. According to one homeowner living near the cul des ac, illegal dumping has been going on there for decades. My uncle (OGene Wallace) has lived here for 10 years and it has always been like that. I used to come down here with my girlfriend more than 30 years ago and they were dumping stuff then, Ernest Reed said. I think they did an outstanding job in cleaning up this area. It looks good, Reed said of the clean-up crews effort. ow, I keep an eye out and stay up late so I can catch anyone coming back here to dump. I want it to stop. The county told me to report tag numbers. It was a great opportunity for the students of Avon Park Youth Academy to give back to the community said Ronnie Henderson, supervisor at the academy. It was a good thing to help clean this neighborhood, Aktion Club president Ralph Meyers said. There was a lot of trash and tires. I never saw so many tires. It made me feel good to help, Aktion Club member Greg Robinson said. He was instrumental in pulling out t he biggest portion of tires and found it rewarding to find one. It was funny to watch Greg when he would find at ire. He would yell I got oneevery time he pulled o ne out of the woods. It was like an Easter egg hunt to him, Marshall said. Wec alled him the tire man. The Aktion Club, a civic g roup consisting of people with disabilities, has been involved for the past three years in the Adopt-A-Road Project by maintainingC ollege Drive in Avon Park. The club wanted to step it up a notch by tackling a more involved project like High Avenue. Members arel ooking at doing another illegal dump site in the near future. Highlands County Code Enforcement Officer AprilH artseil was very grateful for the clean-up effort. I am really excited to have this cleaned up. I am so thankfulf or the groups taking a stand and helping this community. I encourage other groups to do the same. Efforts like Adopt-A-Road and commu-n ity clean ups give people a sense of pride. 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PB: Power Ball PP: Power Play Lottery Center Courtesy photo Aktion Club members (from left) Patrick Patterson, Jose Vasquez, Greg Robinson, Ralph M eyers, Tim Dowdy and Ricky Marino volunteer July 28 to clean out tires and trash from around a cul de sac on High Avenue in Sebring where illegal dumping has been going on for more than 30 years. Aktion Club, Youth Academy clean up illegal dump site By ED BALDRIDGE e email@example.comSEBRING Aweird t urn of events kept county commissioners from taking any action on changes to the countys tourism plan on Tuesday. You cant vote on this today; you need a majority plus one, County Attorney Ross Macbeth told the commission after several min-u tes of discussion. That requirement of a majority plus one is neces-s ary for changes in the tourism ordinance. Commissioner Greg H arris was absent from the meeting for personal reas ons, leaving the board with only three commissioners to vote. T he lack of a fifth seated commissioner left the board w ithout the necessary votes to take action on the proposed ordinance change about tourism. Commissioner Jeffery C arlson was removed by Gov. Charlie Crist in N ovember of 2010 after being charged with BUI manslaughter in the boatingd eath of his wife. No trial date has been set f or Carlson, but the governors office so far has neglected to select a replacem ent out of the 20-plus applicants. Overall, the whole meeting lasted just 31 minutes including the pledge and invocation, and the input from the public at the hearing on tourism was cut short. In the past, commissioners have delayed decisions when just three members were present, seeking a f ourth voice on possibly controversial items. The quorum was lost when Commissioner Jack Richie left to meet another a ppointment, which ended the meeting. T he new tourism plan r educes the requirements of w here collected tax dollars w ill be spent to just three l arge categories. I f the plan is approved by t he commission, 51 percent of the 2 percent bed tax will go to promoting Highlands C ounty, 42 percent will go t o supporting the salaries a nd overhead of the Tourism Office and 7 percent, down from a previous 10 percent, will be mandated for lake and beach maint enance. T ourism Director John Scherlacher told the commission that the new perc entages would allow his agency more flexibility. Macbeth told commiss ioners that the public heari ng could be rescheduled in August. Tourism vote delayed because of a lack of commissioners By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c firstname.lastname@example.orgAVON PARK Interim c ity manager Julia Deleon announced the city has wona $204,000 grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The fundsa re to cover the expenses in the first step of dealing with several contaminated wells designing the proj-e ct, doing the required studies and planning. The wells are north of Lake Olivia, near County Line Road; south of State Road 64; around LakeL otela and near Lake Denton. Its a matter of public safety, Deleon said, as the w ells have tested positive for nitrates and other contaminants. When we are f unded for the second phase for the project, the city would be eligible for a $2 million grant forc onstruction and extension of water lines into the unincorporated areas of the county Avon Park gets FDEP grant Deleon Social Security benefits will be paid on timeMichael J. Astrue, commissioner of Social S ecurity, announced that Social Security payments for Aug. 3 will be made on time and as scheduled.P ayments for Aug. 10, 17, and 24 also will be made as scheduled. I am happy to a nnounce there will be no delay in the payment of August Social Security b enefits, Astrue said, which should be a relief to those people who werec oncerned about their benefits. Im pleased the President and Congress were able to come togeth-e r in a bipartisan fashion to avoid an interruption in payments. P eople still receiving p aper checks from Social Security should consider signing up for Direct Deposit, the secure and convenient way to r eceive Social Security p ayments. All current beneficiaries must switch t o electronic payments by March 1, 2013.Panera Bread hosts Operation Lemon-aid for KidsSEBRING Panera B read will host Operation Lemon-aid for Kids to b enefit Highlands County children involved in the M ake-A-Wish Foundation. F rom 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, stop by the Sebring Panera Bread and for $1 sample Panera homestyle lemonade at the Lemon-Aid Stands create d to support the MakeA-Wish Foundation. S ebring Panera is committed to helping the c ommunity anyway it can. Not only will this e vent benefit children in the community, but it will b e a fun event to break up the summer doldrumsa nd beat the heat with some great tasting lemon-a de. Face painting for the kids and cookies will also be available. All proceeds will go for making a childs wish come true. Panera Bread is at 1760 U.S. 27 North, in the Shelby Crossing Shopping Center next to Mattress Giant.Family movie showing at the Memorial LibraryLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Memorial Library will offer the film, The Karate Kid (PG. There will be no movies scheduled until September 2011. The public is invited to attend. Seating is limited. Children age 9 or younger must be accompanied by an adult. Affinity Health has annual school supply driveSEBRING Affinity Health Professionals have kicked off its annual school supply drive with all donations going to the local Boys and Girls Club. Notebooks, paper, pencils, Kleenex, backpacks are just a few items that would be greatly appreciated. Donors will receive a complimentary 15-minute massage. If not a patient at the office donors will CO MMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 6A POLICEBLOTTER www.newssun .com Available online at orking on this two-day project removed 205 tires and 1,400 pounds of illegally dumped debris.RAMONGAVARRETE county utilities director
C M Y K The VSO assists local veterans in the application for additional benefits through the Department of VeteransA ffairs like disability or burial arrangements. You may be eligible for V eteran Administration benefits if you are a veteran, a veterans dependent, a veter-a s surviving spouse or child, a member of the Army R eserve, a member of the National Guard, or an active duty service member. Ino ther words, people who potentially put their life on t he line in order to protect our way of life. Discussion was held this last week by the county commission on the proposedb udget for the VSO, and it was asked that an updated b udget be returned to the commission with a better explanation of how salariesw ere spent and how office supplies were being bought. T he questioning centered around a 14 percent increase in the salaries in the budget t o offset the cost of the salary of the current director while she is deployed to Iraq. Additionally, words like crunch time were used to encourage budget reductions. T he commission got down into the details of staggering lunches or questioning bookp urchases in order to stretch the coverage and service for those who come home andn eed continued heath care, counseling or education. T he commission finally decided to let the VSO make some changes in the expensesa nd to bring the budget back in the near future, but a fund amental issue was overlooked during the meeting. The VSO is understaffed. The News-Sun does not advocate a blank check fora ny agency, but any office that takes a couple of weeks f or an appointment is understaffed. Any argument to the contrary is cheapened whena dvocacy was made to keep an additional $80,000 in a b udget in case the county was sued. Most of the veterans that n eed the service of the VSO, need it now, and withholding services just in case is not honoring those who served. It was clear that the VSO is currently understaffed andw ill face some issues in the future. Especially since the recent discussions at the national level to reduce troops abroad will put evenm ore veterans into the queue in Highlands County in a few months, most of them look-i ng for a job. We, as a nation, have not done the best we can in tak-i ng care of those who further our interests abroad, and that i s just a shame. Why cant we as a county do a better job? Why cant we stress that wea s a local community want to take better care, maybe the b est care, of those who served. Instead, we put them in a two-week line, and tell them they are lucky the line is nott hree months long. Asociety has an obligation t o follow up with those who serve in the military, if those folks have a need or want it,b ut we constantly lump veteran services in with less i mportant agencies and search for ways to cut the benefits before cutting the b ureaucracy. We must remember that honoring those whove served is about more than af ew words and flowers on Veterans Day or Memorial D ay, its about showing that their sacrifice is appreciated every single day. W e can start by making the line just a little shorter. TODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMR OMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor E xt. email@example.com S COTT DRESSELEditor E xt. firstname.lastname@example.orgD AN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. email@example.com A DVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. firstname.lastname@example.org C IRCULATIONT ONY MCCOWANExt. email@example.com B USINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONE xt. firstname.lastname@example.org EDITORIAL& OPINION www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, August 5, 2011Page 3A Aman reaches a point in his lifew hen he realizes what he really wants. All I really want is my mail. I opened a post o ffice box a few years ago. I have all my business correspondence sent there. L ast September, I moved temporarily to Washington, D.C., to worko n a six-month project. I returned to the Pittsburgh area every six weeks andr etrieved my mail from the P.O. box. L ast spring, I knew the six-month bill would be coming due soon, so I wentt o the post office to pay it in advance. You cant pay until the bill is due, said the woman at the counter. But I will be gone for six weeks and wish to payi t now Our systems dont allow y ou to pay in advance. I drove back to Washington and workedh ard for six weeks. I returned one evening, eager t o retrieve a half-dozen checks waiting for me in my P.O. box. I t was locked. Annoyed, I returned the next day to pay the box bill and retrieve my mail. e sent your mail back t o sender, said the woman at the counter. Why? Because you didnt pay your bill. I explained that I had tried to pay in advance t hat I was working out of town on a project. Youre supposed to fill out a form to let us know you will be out of town, she said. She took pity on me, t hough. After I paid the bill I was charged a late fee because that is how the postal system works she gave me the name of a fel-l ow at the main processing center. He helped me track down some of my mail, including some checks. I always look forward to depositing checks. I figured all was well. It wasnt. For the next several weeks, clients phoned me to tell me that checks theyd sent to me were being returned. The little yellow return slips on the returned mail said my P.O. box was canceled. I called the post o ffice and talked with a supervisor. It shouldnt be doing that, she assured me. I agree, I said. How do we stop it? She told me to bring in one of thel ittle yellow return slips. I had one of my clients scan one and e-maili t to me. I brought my computer to the post office ands howed the woman at the counter what the little yell ow slip looked like. ep, it is being blocked at the main office, shes aid. It shouldnt do that. I agree, I said. How d o we stop it? It should stop anytime, she assured me. But it didnt. Afew weeks later, I phoned againa nd got another supervisor. This fellow, thankfully, was e xtremely professional, knowledgeable and apologetic. H e told me the problem was in the computer system a nd he would fix it. I could hear him typing as I waited. He promised it would t ake one day to register, then all would be well. I was delighted that the problem finally was resolved. I hold nothing against the people who work for the post office. Most are crushed under the weight of outmoded businessp rocesses and bureaucratic inanities. M ost lack the organizational support to servicec ustomers as well as they would like. Which raises an obvious question: In an era in which cons umers can make convenient transactions over the Internet, shouldnt we move away from the old bureaucratic governmentm odel rather than closer to it, as we have been doing the past two years? But then, what do I know? Im just a man in search of his mail. Tom Purcell, a freelance writer is also a humor columnist for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Email Tom at Purcell@caglecartoons.com. A man in search of his mail Guest Column Tom Purcell Line too long and budget too short at VSO It is not a core service or entitlement service, but the county Veterans Service Office is a moral obligation. Are you a true believer?Editor: This letter is for the True Believers who follow Glenn Beck. He is warning them against the evil false prophets (EFPcandidates) who will manipulate any duplicitous methods to deprive them of their civil rights, their right to vote for, to elect those who will represent them in this democratic nation. Whew! Quite a statement! These EFPcandidates are setting up two choices for the True Believers. A. a larger, all inclusive government, B. no government. A. would provide protection and sustenance for all, especially for the very young and very old. This means more social security, Medicare/Medicaid and social programs. This means more revenue and a huge bureaucracy. This may then include those EFPcandidates (more promises control government at every level, who will decide which laws to enforce, even make new laws to achieve total control. The other choice is no government, a laissez-faire doctrine where every entity of society does its own thing. Well, of course, most people want some form of government to provide basic services; thus, they end up with choice A. So, the True Believers and 60 percent of the people chose Choice A, but did not realize it. Their choice was Corporate America, which now controls our government. Their choice is now far richer and more powerful. The promises of more jobs and services were an illusion; in fact, unemployment is higher today; government services are fewer. Part time jobs more than double full time jobs. Corporate America continues to outsource $30 an hour jobs to Asia. Gas and food prices continue to rise. Question: Are you a True Believer? Are you better off today than three years ago? Gabriel Read Avon ParkWhere is protection from the way women dress?Editor: To borrow a lead-in line from Will Rogers: I see by the papers that .... While the rest of the country has wrestled with such mundane trivia as debt ceilings, budget shortfalls and the like, the Florida Legislature and our esteemed governor have taken on one of the more serious issues of our time, droopy drawers i.e. proscribing male attire from displaying a band of their under shorts above the belt line. Now we can all breath easier and feel a mite safer in our beds. In a culture whichtolerates female attire which covers only the most minimal part of the female breast and short shorts which permit an occasional, if accidental, peeking of pudendum, its good to know that our government is ever vigilant to protect us from an unwanted view of the tops of ones BVDs, Hanes, or Fruit of the Loom undergarments. Kind of makes ya proud. Randy Ludacer Lake Placid EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone num-b er. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400w ords. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U .S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the s ame address; fax 3851954; or e-mail email@example.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the NewsSun All items will run on a first-come basis as space permits, although more timely ones could be moved up.
C M Y K Page 4ANews-SunFriday, August 5, 2011www.newssun.com R OAD SHOW ESTATE BUYERS; 5.542"; 21.5"; Black p lus three; process, 8/5/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 7 0 0 1 1 Millers Central Air3x10.5 color 00010798 Bonnie and Clyde dreams into reality B ank Tracker shows that the southern region of the United States is being hit the hardest, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation showt hat 54 robberies occurred in t he first quarter of 2011 in Florida alone, up significantly from 46 in the fourth quarter of 2009. S tatewide, more than $7.5 million has been snagged so far this year, with just $1.7 million recovered statewide, an FBI report shows. H ays agreed with the FBI that the increase in robberies w as possibly climbing because of the economy. According to Hays, the investigation is continuinga nd further details will be released as they become available. Anyone wishing to share information regarding thisc rime, can call Heartland Crimestoppers at 1-800-226T IPS and remain anonymous. Continued from page 1A Bank robbery suspect sought Which is why Jetton, her mother, Denise Moore, and two friends joined Jones and C hess at the warehouse and was given the key to the supplies on Wednesday. The goal is to have e nough on hand so Alicia wont have to stand in a store line for six months, Jones said. J etton and her mother have been overwhelmed by the r esponse. Moore described a UPS t ruck pulling up to her home j ust five days after Joshuas d eath. Ababy stroller was delivered, sent by a man in Kentucky. ell Alicia this is just a small token to honor the sacrifice Joshua made, an accompanying card said. Jones said men have amazed her. Some stopped byw ith diapers on their way to w ork. Bob Evans Restaurant managers, all men, would call her to stop by, telling her, theres more in the back. Most of the men commented on how they were touched. It could be my daughter, my son, Jones said they told her. Everyone is in awe at the tremendous response. I quit counting, said Jones, it was amazing what w as given to the babies. She thinks it may have something to do with the kind of person Alicia Jetton is, and the kind of person her hus-b and was. Alicia is strong in her f aith, Jones said. You can see it in her. She holds her own, especially for a 19-y ear-old. Im amazed by her, and her familys strong support. J etton took her time at the warehouse. Unfolding and gently stroking hand made quilts, holding up baby clothes, and reading attachedc ards. s very comforting, s aid Jetton, softly rubbing her belly the twins kick almost constantly. It is onel ess thing to worry about. I appreciate it a lot. Continued from page 1A J etton gets huge support from local community and beyond News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Alica Jetton wears her husbands dog tag close to her twins. Her husband, Pfc. Joshua Jetton, was killed in combat in Afghanistan on June 20.
C M Y K d redge hole fill project is $80,000. The Highlands C ounty Lakes Association will now take the project to its board followed by being presented to the Tourist Development Council andt hen the Highlands County Commissioners. T he dredge hole project will eventually have to go to the state, according to CityA dministrator Scott Noethlich. It has to go to the state...Ive had some conversation with a gentleman who i ndicates it may or may not have to go to the Internal Improvement Trust Fund. But we wont know that until much later, said Noethlich. N oethlich also said that recommendations can be made so that the project does not have to be brought to the Internal Improvement TrustF und (Governor and Cabinet and the entire project can be p ermitted in as little as 90 to 120 days. It may take longer if it has to go to Internal Improvement Trust Fund, Noethlich said. T he previous ideas of removing sand from the lake bottom and allowing it to dry o n the beach as well as bringing sand from an outside source were both too costly and hazardous to the lake according to councilmen Griffin. This might actually w ork, said Griffin. The new project will require existing sand approxim ately 200 yards from the dredge hole in Lake Jackson to be scraped or redeposited i nto the hole. The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP ect and the preliminary review is a positive one. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, August 5, 2011Page 5A MARTIAL ARTS (pp 3 "; Black; ff main top rhp only p g 3 or 5; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 6 8 8 2 2 SWAINE & LEIDEL; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, make good; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 7 4 4 7 7 CHRIST FELLOWSHIP (RETAIL Black plus three; process, last days main only; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 7 7 7 6 6 guided the planning over the last several years turned out to be false. Cox told the board that in 2 005, he thought the countys assessed valuation would increase annually by5 percent. He believed the school districts statea llowed 2.0 mills ad valorem tax for capital improvements would remain the same, as it had for decades. Because of this, he believed the districtw ould have no trouble keeping the debt service p ortion of the budget below 37.5 percent the maximum recommended. D istrict leaders projected the numbers. T hey believed that by the 2011-2012 school year the countys assessed valuation would be $8.3 billion; that the district would receive$ 15.8 million through its capital millage. T he portion of debt service was projected to be 34.25 percent, well withint he safety parameter. At the same time, press ure existed to build new classrooms as the result of the rapidly growing popula-t ion, the Class Size Amendment, and impact fee money that had to be spent. P ortables crowded every c ampus and cost the district $1 million a year. I t was these assumptions and factors that led both Cox and the school board to believe it was safe, in 2005 and 2006, to issue certifi-c ates of participation. Major additions were a dded to existing schools, Memorial Elementary School and theK indergarten Learning Center were built, and p ortables were completely replaced. It was thought the district w as on a prudent course. But, with the collapse of the housing market and g eneral economy, by 20112 012 the countys assessed valuation was $5.1 billion; t he district received only $7.3 million through its capital millage, and 74.03 percent of the budget now goes to service the debt o f which $61 million are in the outstanding certificates. T he district is obligated to pay $5.4 million in interest payments annually for then ext 27 years. Should the economy cont inue to stall, in two years the district could be out of operating funds. We have a crisis, Cox said, adding that any other cuts would directly affect c lassrooms and students. Continued from page 1A sliced budget. Any other cuts would d irectly affect classrooms and students, Cox said. Board member J. Ned Hancock said he couldnt support decreasing the capi-t al millage. If we arent going to approve this millage, he said, we have to be the ones to make the choices. B oard member Andy Tuck said he couldnt support keeping it the same. I still think it is irresponsible to raise the millage int hese times, he said. Tuck did not agree, however, that the board shouldd ecide on what would be cut. I feel we need to tell the department heads (to do the cutting), he said. We dontm icro-manage. I think the board could come up with cuts, but its not our job and we dont have the expertise.I cant go into a department a nd say cut that job. Department heads know where to trim better. Its our job to give them the money and say, make it work. Weve spent the money the state allocated to us, said Hancock. Im not sure how cuts can be made that wont harm schools. B oard Chairperson Donna Howerton, hoped savings could still be found, buta greed with Hancock that the millage could not be lowered. As chair she ordered t wo more budget workshops be scheduled for another r eview of the proposed budget. M ember Bill Brantley agreed with Hancock and Howerton. Weve already lost jobs, he said. Theyve cut the last four years. If it could be trimmed it would have been trimmed. Were here for the kids. Member Ronnie Jackson, out of state on business for Dixie League Baseball, did not have a vote. He sent a l etter to his fellow board members, however, strongly arguing against lowering the capital millage. C ontinued from page 1A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Board member Ned Hancock with the school district faci ng a crisis, Hancock made it clear every penny be counted. He said that every new purchase order would be r eviewed, and have to be essential. For example, no new furniture if what exists is still functional. Debt service proving to be t ough for school board Millage rate increased by SBHC Continued from page 1A City to contribute to dredge hole project M IAMI (AP casters say theyre even more confident that this Atlantic hurricane season will be aboveaverage. National Oceanic and Atmospheric A dministration forecasters said Thursday that they now expect up to 19 named storms t o develop during the hurricane season that e nds Nov. 30. They expect seven to 10 of those storms could strengthen into hurricanes. The lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at NOAAs Climate Prediction Center inW ashington says key climate factors predicted in May continue to support forecaste rsexpectations for an active season. US forecasters upgrade 2011 hurricane outlook
C M Y K S pecial to the News-SunSEBRING The West Sebring Volunteer FireD epartment will hold a boot drive in partnership with the community fundraising event from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 10 for JASAsupervi-s or/stroke and polio survivor Mel Williams Jr. The boot drive will be held at the intersection of U.S. 27 and the Sebring Parkway. W illiams, a long-time polio survivor who worked from his mobile wheelchair for many years, recently suffered a stroke that has takent his ability away from him. He now needs a van equipped to drive his wheelchair intos o that he may continue his work, which is so vital to Highlands and surroundingc ounties. Williams is currently the p rogram manager for the Jail Alternative to Substance Abuse (JASAT ri-County Human Services Inc. He has been working with community members with addiction and mentalh ealth problems since 1993. Due to the programs success, it has expanded to Polk County, Frostproof and Highlands County jails. A ll JASAprograms have been recognized for Best Practices in Treatment by theF lorida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association. The Commission on A ccreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities have identified JASAprogram as exemplary examples of successful efforts to change addicteda nd mentally ill inmates into tax-paying and law-abiding citizens. Williams was recognized as Profession of the Year in2 006 by the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association and Professional of the Year by the Florida Certification Board in 2009. These acco-l ades attest to the hundreds of thousands of people graduating these programs and now living lives of purpose and meaning in our commu-n ity. He is on the board of directors for the West Sebring Volunteer FireD epartment and Highlands Public Safety Council. He is active in his local church andn umerous outreach programs. Page 6ANews-SunFriday, August 5, 2011www.newssun.com POSHE DAY SALON; 7.444"; 5"; Black; main a *internet included*; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 7 0 0 8 8 HLT3x10.5 black and white 00010792 PUBLIX-National Newspaper P lac; 3.639"; 16"; Black; 84557-liqour IO11085PP5; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 7 3 3 6 6 JAMES O. SMITH James O. S mith, 76, of Sebring, Fla., p assed away Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011 in Lake Placid, Fla. He wasb orn Jan. 8, 1935, to Hoke and Stella Mae (Gillis i n Waycross, Ga., and had been a resident of Sebring since 1968, coming from N ew Jersey. He was an automotive mechanic and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was of the Christian faith and loved fishing and being withh is family. He is survived by his sons, Michael (Darlene Sebring, Roy (Cindy of Virginia, William S mith of Sebastian, Fla. and Jimmy Smith of Sebastian; d aughter, Sarah (Larry Hamlin of Georgia; sister,J ean (Harvey Georgia; brother, Al Smith of Georgia; half-brothers, Tommy Cocker and Stan Cocker, both of Gainesville;h alf-sister, Bea Martin of Jacksonville; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death b y his sister, Vivian Gray. Amemorial service will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, 2011 at StephensonNelson Funeral Home Chapel, Sebring, with Pastor Mike Adams officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com Death noticeBeverly Sue Plake 73, of Sebring, Fla. died July 26, 2011. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Good Shepherd Hospice House in Sebring. OBITUARIES also be offered a complimentary health and wellness screening with a computerizeds tress assessment. Supplies will be collected until Aug 16. Call 386-4325for further details.Home Depot sponsors blood driveSEBRING The Home Depot will host a blood drive from 3:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday. Donors will receive a free movie ticket anda T-shirt. Call 382-4499 for information on donating blood.E vents planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFW Post 9853 will have music by Lora Pattonf rom 5-7 p.m. today. Karaoke by Peg and Perry from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. For more i nformation, call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 will host music with Bill Dillon today. Call fort ime. Bingo is set for 2 p.m. Saturday. On S aturday, Aug. 20 will be a prime rib dinn er (get tickets early please T ony from 5:30-7 p.m. For details, call 699-5444.T he Lake Placid Moose Lodge 2374 will h ave music with Bob Weed from 6-9 p.m. today. Bingo-bango is set for 2 p.m. Saturday. Music with Big Freddie from 6-9 p.m. For details, call 465-0131. The American Legion Placid Post 25 will have music with Thomas today. Call for time. For more information, call 465-0975. S EBRING T he Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 will host a Mens Auxiliary Pizza Night t oday. Call for time. Doinit Right will have music from 6-9 p.m. Honor Guard Bobs Famous Meatloaf dinner is available for $6 Saturday. Call for time. Fancy Free will provide music from 6-9 p.m. For more details, call 385-8902. Continued from page 2A CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Classified ads get results! B oot drive will benefit JASA supervisor Collections to b e made Sept. 10 at US 27, Parkway i ntersection
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-Sun Friday, August 5, 2011Page 7A I N THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. GC 10-436 OASIS HOMEOWNERS' ASSOCIATON, INC., a Florida corporation, Plaintiffs,v s I MELDA LAWLER and LYNDSAY M. LAWLER, Defendants N OTICE OF SALE N otice is hereby given that pursuant to a final d ecree of foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, F lorida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Tract 8, ``The Oasis'' Also described as a portion of Lot 15, Block 255, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 13, according to the plat recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 71, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest corner of Lot 15, thence run North 26 degrees 03'05'' West along the Westerly line of Lot 15 for a distance of 30.18 feet; thence run North 63 degrees 47'05'' East for a distance of 33.57 feet for point of beginning; thence run run North 26 degrees 15'19'' West for a distance of 18.835 feet; thence run North 63 degrees 44'41'' East for a distance of 49.33 feet; thence run South 26 degrees 15'19'' East for a distance of 18.835 feet; thence run South 63 degrees 44'41'' West for a distance for 49.33 feet to the point of beginning. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the 31st day of August, A.D., 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. ROBERT W. GERMAINE By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Cler k *In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of Courts office at 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870-3701, Telephone 863-402-6500 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired (TDDV 1-800-955-8770, Via Florida Relay Service. June 29; August 5, 2011 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C ase #: GCS 10-1345 C ARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative E STATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, Deceased P laintiff(s v s. P ABLO R. HUERTA, II, A/K/A PABLO R. HUERTA, A ND CONSUELO HUERTA, A/K/A CONSUELO ESP ILDORA HUERTA, HUSBAND AND WIFE, AND N ICHOLAS FINANCIAL, INC., A FLORIDA CORPOR ATION, Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above entitled c ause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, F lorida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands C ounty, Florida, described as: L ot 4, in Block 3, of K.F. SUBDIVISION, according t o the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 7, P age 51, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room, Basement, 430 South Commerce Ave., Highlands County Courthouse, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 2 3rd day of August, A.D. 2011. W ITNESS my hand and official seal of this H onorable Court, this 20th day of July, A.D. 2011. R OBERT W. GERMAINE A s Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Cler k J uly 29; August 5, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Case #: GC 10-175 CARLA RENEE BENNETT, Personal Representative ESTATE OF DAVID L. MARSH, Deceased Plaintiff(s vs. AMY CATHERINE GREEN, CATHY MICHELLE BROWN AND WAYNE E. BROWN, JR., HEIRS OF MARILYN JEAN BROWN, A/K/A MARILYN BROWN, A/K/A MARILYN J. BROWN, DECEASED AND ANY UNKNOWN HEIRS OF MARILYN JEAN BROWN, DECEASED, ET AL Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lot 14, Block 136, SUNILAND SUBDIVISION, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 30, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room, Basement, 430 South Commerce Ave., Highlands County Courthouse, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 23rd day of August, A.D. 2011. WITNESS my hand and official seal of this Honorable Court, this 20th day of July, A.D. 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk July 29; August 5, 2011 1050Legals I N THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001091 SEC.: Civil CITIMORTGAGE, INC. Plaintiff, v. JAYSON DYALL; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-T IES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(SO R ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; ERMELINDA RAMOS; STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE; HIGHLANDS COUNTY CLERK OF COURT; Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 19, 2011, entered in Civil Case No. 28-2010-CA-001091 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein the Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash on 17th day of August, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. in the Jury Assembly Room, Courthouse Basement, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, relative to the following described property as set forth in the Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 12, BLOCK 176, WOODLAWN TERRACE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 96, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact: Office of the Court Administrator Phone: (863 TDD: (863 or (800Florida Relay Service much in advance of your court appearance or visit to the courthouse as possible. Please be prepared to explain your functional limitations and suggest an auxiliary aid of service that you believe will enable you to effectively participate in the court program or service. DATED AT SEBRING, FLORIDA THIS 15TH DAY OF JULY, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff DEPUTY CLERK HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA July 29; August 5, 2011 N OTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued out of the County Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit In and For St. Lucie C ounty, Florida, on the 3rd day of November, 2 010, in the cause wherein RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA, is Plaintiff, and ALBERT MIDD LETON and KIMBERLY MIDDLETON a/k/a KIMB ERLEY MIDDLETON, are Defendants, being Case N o. 562010CA001223 in the said Court, I, Susan B enton, Sheriff of Highlands County, Florida, have l evied upon all of the Defendant, KIMBERLY MIDD LETON's, right, title and interest in and to the f ollowing described PERSONAL property in Highl ands County, Florida, to-wit: 2005 FORD EXPEDITION VIN #1FMPU17505LB13670 2006 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER VIN #3A4FY58B36T284736 a nd on the 6th day of September, 2011, at D UCK'S BODY SHOP, 1153 Hawthorne Dr. in the C ity of Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, at the h our of 1:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possib le, I will offer for sale all of the said defendant, K IMBERLY MIDDLETON's, right, title and interest in the aforesaid property at public outcry and will sell the same, subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest and b est bidder or bidders for CASH, the proceeds to b e applied as far as may be to the payment of c osts and the satisfaction of the above-described e xecution. D ated this, August 3, 2011 S USAN BENTON, SHERIFF OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Lt. J. Bailey Jr. Lt. Jack Bailey, Jr. DEPUTY SHERIFF I n accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the agency sending this notice at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, Telephone 863/402-7228 not later than seven days prior to t he proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TTD 1 -800-955-8771, or Voice (V v ia Florida Relay Services. A ugust 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011 PUBLIC NOTICE Heartland Workforce has submitted an application to Workforce Florida, Inc., requesting renewal of its authorization to operate as direct service provider (Direct Control for delivery of certain services in the DeSoto, Hardee, and Highlands county One-Stop Career Centers. The application is available for viewing on the Heartland Workforce website at HYPERLINK "http://www.hwib.org" www.hwib.org. Questions or comments on the application may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org August 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 2011IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION C ASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001031 B ANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff,v s. J ULIE C. RODRIGUEZ A/K/A JULIE RODRIGUEZ, e t al, D efendant(s N OTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated July 21, 2 011 and entered in Case No. 2 8-2009-CA-001031 of the Circuit Court of the T ENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS C ounty, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., i s the Plaintiff and JULIE C. RODRIGUEZ A/K/A JUL IE RODRIGUEZ; AMERICAN EXPRESS CENTURION B ANK; CHASE BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIAT ION; TENANT #1 N/K/A JENNIFER COLEMAN are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURT-H OUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 1 1:00 AM, on the 23rd day of August, 2011, the f ollowing described property as set forth in said F inal Judgment: L OT 5 AND 6, BLOCK 171, OF SEBRING HIGHL ANDS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF REC ORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 97, OF THE P UBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, F LORIDA. A /K/A 4523 HOWARD STREET, SEBRING, FL 3 3870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 W ITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court o n July 25, 2011. R OBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court B y: /s/ Toni Kopp D eputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09071918 NBNY-CONV--Team 2* *See Americans with Disabilities Act I n accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, p ersons with disabilities needing a special accomm odation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 2 51-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. A ugust 5, 12, 2011 1050Legals I N THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION C ASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-000510 HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,A S TRUSTEE FOR DEUTSCHE ALT-A S ECURITIES MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, M ORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES S ERIES 2006-OA1, P laintiff, C ATHY EILEEN COOKE A/K/A CATHY E. COOKE, e t al, D efendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated July 22, 2 011 and entered in Case No. 2 8-2008-CA-000510 of the Circuit Court of the T ENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS C ounty, Florida wherein HSBC BANK USA, NAT IONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR DEUTS CHE ALT-A SECURITIES MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-OA1, is the Plaintiff and CATHY EILEEN COOKE A/K/A C ATHY E. COOKE; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF C ATHY EILEEN COOKE A/K/A CATHY E. COOKE N /K/A JANE DOE; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGI STRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, AS NOMIN EE FOR COUNTRYWIDE FINANCIAL CORPORAT ION; FOUNTAINHEAD CONDOMINIUM, INC.; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best b idder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 23rd day of August, 2011, the f ollowing described property as set forth in said F inal Judgment: U NIT 1006, THE FOUNTAINHEAD CONDOMINI UM, ACCORDING TO DECLARATION OF CONDOM INIUM RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 287, PAGE 3 86 AND AMENDED IN O.R. BOOK 298, PAGE 94 A ND O.R. BOOK 996, PAGE 9, OF THE PUBLIC R ECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, T OGETHER WITH AN UNDIVIDED INTEREST IN AND TO THE COMMON ELEMENTS APPURTENANT TO SAID UNIT IN SAID CONDOMINIUM, BEING A PART OF LOT 2, BLOCK 94, OF THE ORIGINAL TOWN OF SEBRING, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, P AGE 1, PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, ( NOW HIGHLANDS), FLORIDA. A /K/A 2131 LAKEVIEW DRIVE APT 1006, SEB RING, FL 33870 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property o wner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court o n July 25, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08018355 COUNTRY-CONV B/C--Team 2 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. August 5, 12, 2011 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-307 IN RE: ESTATE OF EARL T. GLASS, JR. a/k/a EARL T. GLASS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EARL T. G LASS, JR. a/k/a EARL T. GLASS, deceased, whose date of death was May 18, 2011, and whose social security number 265-18-6611, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is July 29, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ William Todd Rachles 10700 Lemon Creek Loop Unit 101 Englewood, FL 34224 Attorney for Personal Representative:s /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 July 29; August 5, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT O F FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GCS 11-217 J udge Langford C ORRIE BRAKEFIELD Plaintiff(s -vs.ELIZABETH de GUTT D efendant(s N OTICE OF ACTION T O: Elizabeth de Gutt L ast Known Address I mport de Venezuela D r. Paul Marron No 7 C aracas, Venezuela or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grant-e es; and any and all other persons or parties c laiming by, though, under or against them; and a ll claimants, persons or parties, natural or corpor ate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claimi ng under any of the above named or interest in a nd to the lands hereinafter described. Y OU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to Q uiet Title for the following described property, to wit: Lot 23, Block 30, Section 2 LAKE HAVEN ESTATES, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 23, Public Records of Highl ands County, Florida. P arcel ID Number C 001-35-28-030-0300-0230 h as been filed against you and you are required to s erve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, o n the Plaintiff(s d ress is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, A von Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the origin al with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or b efore August 15, 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court o n July 12, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk J uly 15, 22, 29; August 5, 2011 1050Legals I N THE CIRCUIT COURT H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA P ROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-323 IN RE: ESTATE OFC HARLES C. COLEMAN D eceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of CHARLES C COLEMAN, deceased, whose date of death was July 6, 2011, and whose social security number is 590-08-4765, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is August 5, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Rosa Ganzer ROSA MARIE GANZER aka ROSA MARIE MARTINEZ 1183 US Highway 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 Attorney for Personal Representative:s /s/ Robert E. Livingston Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 August 5, 12, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C ASE NO. 11445GCS SECTION MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION, F/K/A MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, P laintiff, v T IMOTHY D. SCHROEDER; DEBRA M. SCHROEDER; TENANT #1; TENANT #2; and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, A ND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED D EFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE D EAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PART IES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, H EIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMA NTS, D efendants. N OTICE OF ACTION TO: ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING B Y, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR O THER CLAIMANTS Y OU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to f oreclose on the following real property in Highl ands County, Florida: T RACT 61, HOLIDAY HILLS, A SUBDIVISION A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED A T PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 38, IN THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you in the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, Highlands County, Florida, and you are required to serve a copy of your w ritten defenses to the Complaint, if any, to Grego ry A. 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C M Y K Page 8ANews-Sun Friday, August 5, 2011www.newssun.com 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 POSITION FILLED 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 email@example.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 1100Announcements I N THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION C ASE NO.: 08000273GCS S UNTRUST BANK P laintiff, v s. CARLOS NARANJO, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OFC ARLOS NARANJO, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, D efendants. NOTICE OF SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in t his cause on June 13, 2011, in the Circuit Court o f HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the prope rty situated in Highlands County, Florida des cribed as: A PORTION OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 34 S OUTH, RANGE 31 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DES CRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTH HALF OF S AID SECTION 19; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE S OUTH LINE OF THE SAID NORTH HALF, A DISTANCE OF 695.50 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEG REES 50 MINUTES 57 SECONDS EAST A DIST ANCE OF 37.50 FEET TO A POINT ON THE N ORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF BONEY ROAD F OR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 00 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 57 SECO NDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 1,306.49 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 10 S ECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 525.20 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 10 S ECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 1,319.17 FEET T O A POINT ON THE SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 5 0 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAD NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 524.55 FEET TO T HE POINT OF BEGINNING. and commonly known as: 16400 BONEY ROAD, L AKE PLACID, FL 33852; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at p ublic sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room i n the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. 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I f We can assist you, p lease call us: 3 14-9876 News-Sun Classified N OTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pursuant to a WRIT O F EXECUTION issued out of the Circuit Court of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit In and For Brow-a rd County, Florida, on the 13th day of January, 2010, in the cause wherein ADORNO & YOSS, L LP, a limited liability partnership, is Plaintiff, and F RED STERNBERG, an individual, BONNIE STERNBERG, an individual, BBBENTLEY CORP., f/k/a Baxter International Corp. a dissolved Florida profit c orporation, and BBBaxter LLC. a dissolved Delaw are limited liability company, are Defendants, being Case No. 09-020781-09 in the said Court, I Susan Benton, Sheriff of Highlands County, Flori da, have levied upon all of the Defendant, BONNIE STERNBERG's, right, title and interest in and to the following described REAL property in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: L OT 4, PLANTATION HILL SUBDIVISION, ACC ORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN P LAT BOOK 16, PAGE 56, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA STREET ADDRESS FOR THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS: 1 706 West Stryker Road, Avon Park, FL 33825 a nd on the 6th day of September, 2011, at the C ommerce Avenue entrance to the Highlands C ounty Courthouse, in the City of Sebring, Highl ands County, Florida, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., o r as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer for s ale all of the said defendant, BONNIE STERNB ERG's, right, title and interest in the aforesaid p roperty at public outcry and will sell the same, s ubject to all prior liens, encumbrances and judgm ents, if any, to the highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution. D ated this, July 26, 2011 S USAN BENTON, SHERIFF OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA B y: /s/ Lt. J. Bailey Jr. L t. Jack Bailey, Jr. D EPUTY SHERIFF I n accordance with the Americans with Disabilities A ct, persons with disabilities needing a special a ccommodation to participate in this proceeding s hould contact the agency sending this notice at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, Telephone 863/402-7228 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TTD 1 -800-955-8771, or Voice (V v ia Florida Relay Services. J uly 29; August 5, 12, 19, 2011DUMMY 09 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 00010683
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-Sun Friday, August 5, 2011Page 9A Contact UsBy Phone( 863) 385-6155By Mail2227 US Hwy 27S Sebring, FL 33870By E-Mailwww.newssun.com/contact/ 2 VEHICLESrun great, good condition 2003 Crown Victoria 62,000 miles. A sking $5,400 2 000 Chevy Van Asking $2,500 C all (863 1 997 VWPassat GLX, sta-wgn, cold A /C, AM/FM/CD, leather, pwr-windows, a lloys, moon roof, like new tires. Kelly B ook-$5020, asking $3595 obo.Need $ to help Son @ UCF. 863-381-8710 9450Automotive for Sale 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 prop elled 6hp. Blower & weed eater. $225 Call 863-655-0216 7400Lawn & Garden S EBRING FRI.Sat. 7 1pm. 210 Wren A ve. Moving Sale! Something for everyo ne. Everything must go! S EBRING -Multi Family Sale! 3320 King Dr. Fri & Sat, 8/ 5 & 6, 8 am ? Something For Everyone! Too Much To List!! S EBRING -SUN N LAKE 5034 Angelo C ir. Sat 8/6 7:30 am 12pm. Kids c lothes, bike, saw, ETC! 7320G arage &Y ard Sales D OWNTOWN SEBRINGFri. Sat. 7-? 4 09 Rose Ave. Misc. household items, tools & clothes. B IG MANSALE Wood trailer 6'X9' w /lights, lawn tractor & misc. equip., chest freezer, ice chests, fishing equip., t ools-hand & power, golf equip., golf driving net, beach chairs, some househ old, clothes-mostly lg. men sizes, many xmas decorations. Fri & Sat 8 a m-4 pm 700 Catfish Creek Rd. Lake Placid 7320Garage &Yard Sales T ELEVISION ARMOIRw/pocket doors a nd 2 storage drawers. Holds up to 32" television. paid $500. Asking $100 obo. C all 863-452-6798 T ABLE -Kitchen / Dining room 41" p edestal, excellent condition. $40. 8 63-873-3801 7310Bargain Buys SPEAKERS 2Infinity floor model speakers and subwoofer; set of 5 speakers. $100 Call 863-243-9556 MOWER -Murray push w/ a Briggs and Stratton Engine. May need tune-up. $50 obo After 2pm 863-243-1859 MOTOR CROSSBIKE small. $90 Call 863-655-0216 MONITOR 19"LCD; 2 Ink jet printers. $50 Call 863-243-9556 KITCHEN TABLEw/4 chairs. $75 obo. Call 863-201-3769 CRAFTSMAN COMMERCIALRouter w/ C raftsman router table & 100 plus router bits. $60 SORRY SOLD! C OUCH -Light Blue/ Teal/ Beige & Tan c olors. $50 Call after 2PM. 8 63-243-1859 CHAIR -Computer / Office / black/ casters. Excellent $35. 863-873-3801 B LACK &DECKER 12' 18V cordless G /Trimmes, w/ charger & battery + trim line. 2/$75 Will deliver. 863-441-4418 BICYCLE BOYS20" BMX $90 Call 863-655-0216 A QUARIUM 45gallon. $100 Call 8 63-202-0364 AIR STREAM7 gal. air tank, w/ 8' to 12' air hose, w/blower nozzle. Looks like n ew. $15 863-382-4137 AB LOUNGER.Free Delivery. $30.00 863-414-4418 7310Bargain Buys M OVING SALE!Sofa bed-Qu. $75, Silk D amask swivel rocker $50, 2 Mahogany s hadow bxs $25 ea., Danish modern h utch $50, blue/white hutch $25, Qu. M ahogany bed w/ bedding $100 8 63-655-2399 L APTOP HP17.3" Screen Like New W / Accessories Call 863-655-1063 7300MiscellaneousBUNK BEDUNIT Pink w/drawers, desk & shelves. $200 SOLD!!!!! 7180Furniture 7000 MerchandiseAVON PARKLarge Retail/Office B uilding, 100 E. Main St. A MUST SEE! 8 63-295-9272 6750Commercial Rental S EBRING HILLS2/2/2 screened porch. U pdated home, low elec. bills. Appliances incl. No pets or smoke. $725/mo. + security. 863-381-3990 SEBRING COUNTRYliving on Payne R d. 3/2. Recently renovated. New tile, carpet paint and some new appliances. L ots of privacy w/room to roam. $800/mo. 386-561-7310 S EBRING 3/1Efficiency, appliances included, fenced lot 100 x 80, above g round pool 25x25 (available for sale ATD security system available. Close to F lorida Hospital & SFCC. $900/mo. + deposit. C all 863-458-0551 S EBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3BR, 2.5BA, 1CG $ 800/mo. No Smoking, no pets. 8 63-655-0311 S EBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3BR, 2.5BA, 1CG $ 800/mo. No Smoking, no pets. 8 63-655-0311 P LACID LAKES3/2 full baths. New House $750/mo. + $750 dep. Beautiful v iews, quiet & nice. All tile & new appl. 3 05-926-7987 A VON 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. P lus deposit. 865-207-8279 L AKE PLACID2BR, 1BA, Newly R emodeled! W/D, large yard. C onvenient location, close to Interlake B lvd. $600/mo. Call 863-840-3028 or 863-243-3627. L AKE PLACIDDbl. wide 3/2 Country h ome, w/fenced back yard in the Sun N" Lakes Estates. $550/mo. Please call M ichelle at 863-381-5661 6300Unfurnished HousesH ARDER HALL3/2/2 screened porch, new A/C. Spacious home on Golf C ourse. Appl. incl. No pets or smoke. $850/mo. + security. 863-381-3990 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING QUAINTolder home w/beaut iful hardwood floors. 2/2, fenced backyard w/patio. 1 car garage. W asher/dryer. $625/mo. plus utilities. C all 863-991-0290 SEBRING -3BR / 2BA Fully furnished o n Lake June. $1450.00 monthly. Security deposit ( 1st & last C all 941-232-5194 L AKE PLACIDNear Lake Placid Boat Ramp with lake access. Furnished 2/1, a ppliances, A/C. $650/mo. + $500 security. 863-465-1354. 6250Furnished HousesSEBRING UNFURNISHEDApt. Move in S pecial. Lovely remodeled 1 & 2 bedroom apts. We furnish water, sewer & g arbage. Pets allowed. Starting @ $400 per month. Call 863-451-1030 NOW ACCEPTINGAPPLICATIONS V ERANDA BREEZE APARTMENT AND TOWNHOMES Affordable Housing I ncome Restrictions Apply. 2, 3, & 4 Bedrooms C lubhouse-Playground R esident Activities-Computer Lab 2308 Wightman Avenue S ebring, FL 33870 Phone 863-382-0044 T TY/TDD 711 N ORTH AVONPARK 1BR, 1BA, G/W/S, you pay electric. No pets, D eposit $300. $400 Monthly. 863-873-5433 B EAUTIFUL APTSS EBRING 2BR, 1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful l andscaping, building 5 yrs. new. Pets OK. $595 month. 3106 Medical Way. C all 863-446-1822 A VON PARK2/1.5. Small yard, quiet n eighborhood, washer/dryer hook up, c entral heat & air. $500/mo + deposit. Call 863-257-1865 A VON PARKLEMONTREE APTS 1 BR $520 mo. + $350 Sec. Deposit, a vailable immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Call Alan 3 86-503-8953 A VON PARKApartment with balcony o verlooking Lake Verona and City Park 1 00 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. S PECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8598 6200U nfurnishedA partmentsSEBRING -1 & 2 BR Apts. Fresh paint. Includes water. $395-$550 / mo. Call Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsS EBRING STUDIOApartment on private property w/pool. Clean, quiet & safe. No smoke or pets. $450/mo. utilities incl. Call 863-385-1528 or 805-469-0396 6150FurnishedApartments 6000 Rentals S EBRING 3/2unfurnished. Secluded s etting. Fenced in back yard. Water & t rash incl. $650/mo. first, last & secur ity, or bi-weekly option. 863-655-0881 o r 863-381-0981 S EBRING -Double Wide on 2 lots. L arge enough for Motor Home. Semi F urnished. 2BR / 2BA. $600 monthly + u tilities. 1st & last deposit. For Info call 8 63-655-6794 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent PALM HARBORHOMES DIVORCE" SAVE on this short sale 800-622-2832 ext. 210 AVON PARK2/2, Screen room, utility room w/washer/dryer hook up, in 55+ community. Lake Letta Mobile Home P ark on SR 17. Asking $2500 Call 8 63-385-2613 or 863-451-1087 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile Homes V ACANT LOTLorida. 163' x 270' approx. 1 acre. $4500.. By owner. 9 54-983-7088. S EBRING 3619Estate Rd. 17 South. Small lot 40 x 102. $4000. Call 3 05-885-1621 or 305-577-8339 4220Lots for SaleL AKE PLACID3/2 w/patio & cellar. Selling as is. $45,000. Call 863-381-6085 4100Homes for SaleLake Placid 4000 R eal EstateWANTED MODELTrain Collections. C ash for large or small collections, any gauge. Call 352-592-5081 3050BusinessOpportunities 3000 Financial S UN NLAKE Subway is now hiring for a ll positions. Must be avail. to work a nytime. Go to subway.com and print o ut the application, and return to the S un N Lakes location between 10am. & 11am, Monday-Friday. No calls please. ROOFERS WANTED/ drug free workp lace. Call 863-385-0351 R ECEPTIONIST/BOOK KEEPERASST. F/T, Venus, w/opportunity for advancem ent. Must have computer skills. 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C M Y K Special to the News-SunSARASOTAThe Highlands Hurricanes Swim Team completed its last swim meet of the summer at the Area 5 Championships in Sarasota on July 29 31. There were 13 teams represented at the championships, including the Heartlands three local swim teams, the Highlands Hurricanes HHST), Lake Placid Aquatics (LPA) and the Hardee Swim Association (HSA There were more than 400 swimmers (HHST17 swimmers, LPA8 swimmers, HSA13 swimmers) competing in the meet. For some of the youngest swimmers it is the end of their summer competition season, for some of the older swimmers it is a tuneup for the upcoming high school season. Swimmers representing Lake Placid competing for the Highlands Hurricanes Swim Team, Andrew Brown, Zach Geitner, Seth Moon, and Annie WeberCallahan. Swimmers finishing in the top 10: For HHST, Taylor Bateman had a sixth-place finish in the 25-yard backstroke in the 9-10 Girls class, while Andrew Brown, in 13-14 Boys, had three fourth-place finishes, in the 25 and 50 Free and 200 Back. In 9-10 Boys, Zach Getner had a third in the 200 Free and fourths in the 100 Individual Medley, 100 Free and 100 Back. Seth Moon picked up a win in the 9-10 Boys 25 Butterfly and sixths in the 50 and 100 Breaststroke and 100 Back. Brian Ortiz earned two fifths, in the 50 and 100 Free while also adding a sixth in the 100 Back in the 15-18 Boys class, and Annie Weber-Callahan gota sixth among her finishes, in the 13-14 Girls 25 Free. Strong finishes for Lake Placid Aquatics included a seventh in the 8-and-Under Boys 50 Free for Anthony SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, August 5, 2011 Page 3B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Team Florida, your Sebring Ozone All-Stars, left to right: Seth Cannady, Daniel Simons, Jay Bible, David DeGenaro, Everette Hurst, D.J. McPhail, Brendan Doty, Alex Lopez, Trey Frazier, Kyle Helms, Josh Crouch and Jimmy Peck. Courtesy photo Former Avon Park softball star Allison Rapp and new Blue Streak baseball coach Buck Rapp were featured guests on Ed Lynchs Sports Talk show on Saturday, July 30. The show airs each Saturday immediately following the Noon News on WWTK 730-AM. Scheduled guests for the Aug. 6 broadcast are local golfer Pete Coughlin, former PGA champion Fred Hawkins and Vince Lombardis daughter, Susan. Ed gets some rap time with the Rapps Courtesy photo Special STARS athlete Bill Wheeler, of Avon Park, reaches for the wall on July 30 to finish his 25 meter swim across the Avon Park High School swimming pool. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK There was lots of swimming action at Avon Park High School pool o n July 30 when the Special STARS athletes hit the water to compete. Approximately 45 swimmers from Highlands and Hardee counties competed in either noodle races or a 25 meter lap. Noodle races are done in the shallow water so swimmers can build up confidence in the water and race toward a person holding the noodles. Noodle racing was divided into two different lengths one race was 15 meters and one was 25 meters. Times were close in the 25 meter race as some swimmers were only tenths of a second behind one another. For example, in the fastest heat of swimmers Rick Massey, of Sebring, took first place with a 27.15 time over Joe Singha, of Sebring, who had 27.74. Rob Ward, of Avon Park, was third with a 29.03 and Greg Robinson, of Sebring, was fourth with a 29.84. In another heat of swimmers, Elizabeth Jordan, of Sebring, was first with a 29.12. Nicole Lewis, of Avon Park, was second; Shawn Squires, of Sebring, was third; and Ilana Levey, of Sebring, was fourth. Other swimmers doing the 25 meter race who got first were Donald Russell, of Sebring, and Sharon Carpenter, of Avon Park. Second place finishers were Maria Russell, of Special athletes splash in for a win See STARS, Page 4B Courtesy photo From left: Highlands Hurricanes Seth Moon, Zach Geitner and Max Carlisle taking a break between swim events at last weekends Area 5 Swimming Championships in Sarasota. Area swimmers strong at Area 5 meet See SWIM, Page 3B Associated PressBIRMINGHAM, Ala. Hueytown High School quarterback Jameis Winston says hell sign with Florida State next year. W inston made his a nnouncement on ESPNU Wednesday. ESPN.com rates him as the nations top quarterback and 11th-best overall prospect while Rivals.com lists him as the No. 1 dual-threat Q B. Winston, who is also considered a pro baseball prospect, had narrowed his other choices to Alabama and LSU. The verbal commitment is not binding. He passed for 2,342 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior, while rushing for 870 yards and 11 scores. Top QB commits to FSU Associated PressATLANTA Georgia High School Association officials say they have commissioned a study on the causes of heatrelated illnesses and injuries. WGCL-TVreports that the study is expected to be completed later this year, and will be the first of its kind to focus on high school athletes. Two Georgia high school football players have died in recent days, one of them after he collapsed while leaving the field after practice. Authorities say Forrest Jones, a 16-yearold student at Locust Grove High School, died Tuesday night at Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta. Another Georgia player, 16-year-old Donterio J. Searcy of Fitzgerald High School, died following practice Tuesday morning at a football camp in Lake City, Fla. Ga. schools association commissions heat study By DAN HOEHNE firstname.lastname@example.orgS EBRING Tuesday afternoons rain and overcast skies pushed the Sebring AllStars into the batting cages a s they readied to head north and defend their Dixie Ozone W orld Series title, beginning t his weekend in Madison Heights, VA. Amid the pingsand thwacksof balls being batted around, the team seemed both relaxed and focused. Seven members of this years squad were a part ofl ast years champions, so the expectation isnt something new but after looking at the information regarding the f ield at this years event, head coach Dean Frazier r ealized they werent the o nly ones in that scenario. There are six other teams, beside us, that were there last year, he said. Only one team has as many guys on the team returning as we do, b ut its pretty impressive that so many other teams made it back. But consider that the Sebring All-Stars, as Team Florida, won it all last year inS outh Carolina, fielding a team young enough to return the vast majority of their roster. A dd in that year of experience, not to mention a few e ye-popping growth spurts a nd home run totals in the state tournament, and you have a team that might warrant a little swagger. It was funny and kind of worked to our advantage that we were late for the first day at state, Frazier said. Theya nnounced us as the defending State and World Series champions, and we walk in with Jimmy (Peck f ront and you could just see it in the other teams eyes. T he self-dubbed Big S exy Peck, now measuring in at 6-feet tall is one of a handful of team members that saw significant growth World Series bound See SEBRING, Page 4B You could just see it in the other teams eyes. DEANFRAZIER Team Florida head coach
C M Y K Red Devil golf tryoutsAVON PARK Avon Park High School boys and girls golf team tryouts will begin Monday, August 8. Boys interested in trying out, please call Coach Shane Ward at (863 8597. Girls interested in trying out, call Coach Suzie Gentry at (863Dixie 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. T here are currently three area businesses that are serving as drop-off locations f or 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.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 A von Park campus. U nder 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 email@example.com .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 SwimSEBRINGThe 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, Tuesday 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-tourn ey 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 pro-g ram 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 b uffet). Prizes: First, second and third place w inner; team prizes; Closest to the pin/Longest Drive. S ponsorship 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 1529 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 (863Habitat 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 firstname.lastname@example.org AMERICAN LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Boston6841.624 New York6742.6151 Tampa Bay5752.52311 Toronto5654.5091212Baltimore4364.40224 Central Division WLPctGB Detroit5951.536 Cleveland5454.5004 Chicago5257.477612Minnesota5159.4648 Kansas City4763.42712 West Division WLPctGB Texas6150.550 Los Angeles6051.5411 Oakland4962.44112 Seattle4862.4361212___ Tuesdays Games Detroit 6, Texas 5 Boston 3, Cleveland 2 Toronto 3, Tampa Bay 1 Baltimore 8, Kansas City 2 N.Y. Yankees 6, Chicago White Sox 0, 7 innings L.A. Angels 5, Minnesota 1 Seattle 4, Oakland 2 Wednesdays Games Seattle 7, Oakland 4 Detroit 5, Texas 4 Boston 4, Cleveland 3 Tampa Bay 9, Toronto 1 Kansas City 6, Baltimore 2 N.Y. Yankees 18, Chicago White Sox 7 Minnesota 11, L.A. Angels 4 Thursdays Games Toronto at Tampa Bay, late Texas at Detroit, late Cleveland at Boston, late Baltimore at Kansas City, late N.Y. Yankees at Chicago White Sox, late Minnesota at L.A. Angels, late Fridays Games Toronto (Mills 0-1 (Tom.Hunter 1-1), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Colon 8-6 (Lester 11-4 Oakland (Moscoso 4-5ampa Bay (Niemann 5-4 Cleveland (Jimenez 0-0exas (D.Holland 10-4 Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 8-5 Minnesota (Blackburn 7-8 Detroit (Porcello 11-6) at Kansas City (F.Paulino 1-4), 8:10 p.m. Seattle (Vargas 6-10) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 14-5), 10:05 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Philadelphia7139.645 Atlanta6448.5718 Florida5555.50016 New York5555.50016 Washington5357.48218 Central Division WLPctGB Milwaukee6250.554 St. Louis5853.523312Pittsburgh5455.495612Cincinnati5457.486712Chicago4665.4141512Houston3774.3332412West Division WLPctGB San Francisco6249.559 Arizona6150.5501 Colorado5160.45911 Los Angeles5060.4551112San Diego4864.4291412___ Tuesdays Games Washington 9, Atlanta 3 Chicago Cubs 11, Pittsburgh 6 Florida 4, N.Y. Mets 3 Cincinnati 5, Houston 1 St. Louis 8, Milwaukee 7, 11 innings Philadelphia 5, Colorado 0 L.A. Dodgers 1, San Diego 0 Arizona 6, San Francisco 1 Wednesdays Games Atlanta 6, Washington 4 Milwaukee 10, St. Louis 5 Philadelphia 8, Colorado 6 San Francisco 8, Arizona 1 Chicago Cubs 1, Pittsburgh 0 Florida at New York, ppd., rain Houston 5, Cincinnati 4 San Diego 3, L.A. Dodgers 0 Thursdays Games Chicago Cubs at Pittsburgh, late St. Louis at Florida, late Washington at Colorado, late Philadelphia at San Francisco, late Fridays Games Cincinnati (Leake 9-6 (Dempster 8-8 San Diego (Harang 9-3 (Karstens 8-5 Atlanta (T.Hudson 10-7) at N.Y. Mets (Dickey 5-9 St. Louis (Westbrook 9-5) at Florida (Ani.Sanchez 6-4 Milwaukee (Gallardo 12-7 (Happ 4-13 Washington (Zimmermann 6-9 Colorado (Nicasio 4-3 L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 9-9 Arizona (Collmenter 6-6 Philadelphia (Worley 7-1) at San Francisco (J.Sanchez 4-5EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Columbus967342420 Philadelphia858322619 New York6512303730 Sporting KC769303128 Houston679272727 D.C.668262630 New England499212030 Chicago2613192126 Toronto FC31110192143WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Los Angeles1239453219 FC Dallas1256423021 Seattle1058383326 Colorado8610343331 Real Salt Lake956332716 Chivas USA688262724 Portland7104252734 San Jose589242429 Vancouver2119152134 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ Wednesdays Games Sporting Kansas City 2, Real Salt Lake 0 Chicago 1, Philadelphia 1, tie Portland 3, Los Angeles 0 Fridays Games Columbus at Colorado, 9:30 p.m. Saturdays Games Chivas USA at New England, late Toronto FC at D.C. United, late Houston at Philadelphia, late Seattle FC at Sporting Kansas City, late New York at Real Salt Lake, late FC Dallas at Los Angeles, late Portland at San Jose, late Sundays Games Chicago at Vancouver, 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13 Chivas USA at Seattle FC, 4 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Toronto FC, 7 p.m. New England at Columbus, 7:30 p.m. Vancouver at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m. Chicago at New York, 7:30 p.m. FC Dallas at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Colorado at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14 Portland at Houston, 9 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Indiana146.700 Connecticut126.6671 New York118.579212Chicago911.4505 Atlanta811.421512Washington314.176912WESTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Minnesota144.778 San Antonio117.6113 Phoenix118.579312Seattle118.579312Los Angeles712.368712Tulsa117.05613 ___ Tuesdays Games New York 85, Atlanta 75 Minnesota 90, Phoenix 73 Seattle 78, San Antonio 64 Wednesdays Games Connecticut 79, Los Angeles 70 Thursdays Games Chicago at New York, late San Antonio at Minnesota, late Fridays Games Indiana at Tulsa, 8 p.m. Connecticut at Seattle, 10 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League BALTIMORE ORIOLESOptioned LHP Mark Hendrickson to Norfolk (IL CLEVELAND INDIANSActivated RHP Ubaldo Jimenez. Optioned RHP David Huff to Columbus (IL Travis Buck outright to Columbus. DETROIT TIGERSActivated RHP David Pauley. Designated LHP David Purcey for assignment. OAKLAND ATHLETICSAssigned LHP Jerry Blevins outright to Sacramento (PCL Sacramento. Agreed to terms with RHP Drew Gagnier and assigned him to the Arizona League Athletics. SEATTLE MARINERSPlaced 3B Chone Figgins on the 15-day DL. Recalled 3B Kyle Seager from Tacome (PCL RHP Tom Wilhelmsen from Jackson (SL TEXAS RANGERSActivated RHP Mike Adams. National League ATLANTA BRAVESAssigned INF Diory Hernandez outright to Gwinnett (IL FLORIDA MARLINSAssigned LHP James Leverton and RHP Alex Caldera to Greensboro (SAL PITTSBURGH PIRATESActivated C Ryan Doumit from the 60-day DL. Optioned C Eric Fryer to Indianapolis (IL Burnette. SAN FRANCISCO GIANTSAssigned 2B Bill Hall outright to Fresno (PCLBASKETBALLNational Basketball Association DETROIT PISTONSNamed Lawrence Frank coach. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORSNamed Nate Bjorkgren coach of their D-League Dakota Wizards affiliate. Israeli Loto League MACCABI TEL AVIVSigned G Jordan Farmar.FOOTBALLNational Football League CHICAGO BEARSWaived TE Draylen Ross. CINCINNATI BENGALSSigned RB Cedric Benson, LB Brandon Johnson and LB Manny Lawson. DETROIT LIONSReleased LB Zack Follett, LB Korey Bosworth and DB Jack Williams. Signed DE Greg Banks. GREEN BAY PACKERSSigned LB K.C. Asiodu. HOUSTON TEXANSSigned FB Lawrence Vickers. KANSAS CITY CHIEFSSigned DB Javes Lewis and CB Mario Ruussell. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTSRe-signed T Matt Light. Signed C Chris Morris, RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, OL Jonathan Compas and RB Richard Medlin. Released RB Thomas Clayton and OL Mike Berry. NEW YORK GIANTSSigned RB Andre Brown, WR Mark Clayton, OT Stacy Andrews and RB Ahmad Bradshaw. PHILADELPHIA EAGLESAgreed to terms with OT Ryan Harris, DT Anthony Hargrove and DT Derek Landri to oneyear contracts and WR Cordario Calvin. Signed WR Brandon Caleb. Waived LB Terence Thomas and TE John Nalbone. SAN FRANCISCO 49ERSSigned CB Carlos Rogers and S Madieu Williams to one-year contracts. SEATTLE SEAHAWKSSigned PK Jeff Reed, CB Kelly Jennings, LB Michael Johnson, TE Zach Miller, RB Chase Reynolds and DE Jimmy Wilkerson. Released DT Ladi Ajiboye, PK Wes Byrum, G Michael Huey, QB Zac Lee and LB Blake Sorensen.COLLEGEJACKSONVILLE STATENamed Morgan Salow assistant volleyball coach. NORTHWESTERNAgreed to terms with athletic director Jim Phillips on a 10year contract. NOTRE DAMEReinstated WR Michael Floyd to the football team. SOUTH CAROLINA-UPSTATENamed Dusty Blake pitching coach. SPORTSSNAPSHOTS TH ESC OREBOARD S S O O C C C C E E R R S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 4 4 p p . m m . Barcelona vs. U.S.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N A A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 a a . m m . NASCAR Pennsylvania 500, Qual. . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 5 5 p p . m m . NASCAR Pennsylvania 500, Qual. . . . 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C M Y K Capuano, and two fourths for Jenna Capuano in the 9-10 Girls 25 Fee and 25 Breaststroke. Shannon Cummings got a win in the 15-18 Girls 25 Free, a third in the 100 Butterfly and a fourth in the 200 IM. Teammate Larissa Meagher finished fifth in the 9-10 Girls 25 Back and Logan Million had three second-place finishes, in the 25 Free and Breast and 100 Breast, along with a fourth in the 50 Breast, among the 910 Boys field. The HHSTrelay team of Meghan Knowles, Annie Weber-Callahan, Tanya Carlisle and Gabriella Dion placed fourth in the Senior Girls 200 Freestyle relay with a time of 2:07.13 and third in the Senior Girls 200 Medley relay with a time of 2:30.08. The Hurricane relay team of Talon Bullard, Griffin Chynoweth, Andrew Brown and Brian Ortiz palced fourth in the Senior Boys 200 Freestyle relay with a time of 1:53.94, while the Highlands relay team of Andrew Brown, Greg Rawlings, Brian Ortiz and Talon Bullard placed third in the Senior Boys 200 Medley relay with a time of 2:01.45. Golf HammockLast Monday, Aug. 1, the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am golf at Golf Hammock Country Club. Doug Haire came in first place in A group with plus 4, Denis ShankIn second place with even and Jim Gulick in third place with a minus 1. Tony Frances scored a plus 9, good for first place in B group and Shorty Crocker made plus 6 for second place. John Tyner took first place in C group with plus 4 while Pete Mezza came in second place with a minus 1. Next Monday, Aug. 8, the Mezza Group will be playing at the Sebring County Club. This will be a shotgun start beginning at 7:45 a.m. Please arrive early to register. For more information call Pete at 382-1280. Lake June West Golf ClubA Mixed Scramble was played on Thursday, July 28. Winning first place was the team of Dick and Nancy Denhart, Joe and Joyce Swartz, John and Gloria Huggett with 50; second place, Ron Hesson, John and Sue Ruffo, Margaret Schultz a nd Betty Billau with 54; and third place, Ken Rowen, Dick and Nancy R eaney, Charlotte Mathew and Don Boulton with 55. Closest to the pin: (Ladies Betty Billau, 6-feet-10-inches; (Men None. The Mens Association played a Mens League event on Tuesday, July 27. Winning first place was the team of Dave Colvin, Dan Bishop, Dick Reaney and John Ruffo with 38; second place, Ron Hesson, Jack Maginnis, Joe Swartz and Bob Williams with 42; and third place, Dick Denhart, Mario Cappelletti and Don Boulton with 47. Closest to the pin: No. 4, Ron Hesson, 27feet-1-inch; and No. 8, Mario Cappelletti, 3feet-10-inches. Dave Colvin had a Hole-in-One on Hole No. 16 using his driver 99 yards.Placid LakesThe Mens Golf Association played Individual Quota Points on Wednesday, Aug. 3,w here a pitched battle came down to the wire and saw Bob M cMillians +12 edge out the +11 brought in b y Bruce Miseno. Al Verhage took third with a +5 and Chuck Fortunato fourth with +4. M cMillian was closest to the pin at No. 13, getting to within 3-feet, 11inches. The Mens Association played a Two Best Balls Front, One Best Ball Back event on Wednesday, July 27. Winning first place was the team of Jim Hays, Russ Isaacs, Bruce Miseno and David Raciti with minus-20; and second place, Ed Bartusch, Bob McMillian, Taft Green and Bud Snyder with minus-16. Closest to the Cup: No. 2, David Raciti, 16-feet-3.5-inches.River GreensThe Morrison Group played a game on Monday, August 1. The winners were: First place, J.R. Messier and Fred Evans with 137; and second place, Jim Cercy and Len Westdale with 142. The Mens Association played a Mens Day event on Saturday, July 30. W inning first place was the team of B ob Streeter, (Draw Harold Kline with minus-19. Tying for second/third places were Russ Rudd, Jim Cercy and Lefty St. Pierre; J.R. Messier, Keith Kincer and Fred Evans with minus-15 each. Closest to the pin: No. 3, Lefty St. Pierre, 34-feet-7-inches; No. 5, Don McDonald, 16feet-4-inches; No. 12, J.R. Messier, 12-feet8-inches; and No. 17, Len Westdale, 23-feet8-inches. An Evening Scramble was playedon Friday, July 29. Winning first place was the team of Charlie Seralde, Jim Sizemore, Dan Pelfry and Joe Graf. The Morrison Group played a game on Thursday, July 28. The winners were: First place, J.R. Messier and Tim Thomas with minus-9; and second place, Len Westdale and Vince Boever with minus-8. The Ladies Association played a Pro-Am tournament on Thursday, July 28. Winning first place was the team of Betty Wallace, Babe McDonald and Barbara Stuber with minus-3.5. Individual winners were: First place, Barbara Stuber with plus-.5. The Mens Association played a ProA m tournament on Wednesday, July 27. Winning first place was the team of T erry Lewis, Lefty St. Pierre, Romy Febre and Frederick Evans with plus-6; and second place, Brian Vanslooten, Al Farrell, Cliff Steele and Keith Kincer with plus-5.5. Individual winners were: First place, Cliff Steele with plus-7.5; and second place, Tim Thomas with plus-4. The Morrison Group played a game Tuesday, July 26. Winning first place was the team of D onald McDonald, Jim Cercy, Len Westdale and Lefty St. Pierre with minus-26. The Golfettes played a game on Tuesday, July 26. Winning first place was the team of Linda Therrien, Frances Neil, Pat Kincer and Pat Graf with minus-6. The Morrison Group played a game on Monday, July 25. The winners were: First place, Tim Thomas and Gil Heier with 141; and second place, J.R. Messier and Fred Evans with 144. Tying for third/fourth places were Cliff Steele, Al Farrell, Len Westdale and (Drawcy; Bob Streeter, Lefty St. Pierre, Cecil Lemons a nd Jim Cercy with 46 each.SpringLakeW ednesday, Aug. 3, proved to be one of those true dog days of summer for the SpringLake Womens Golf Association members. Five teams showed up for a Four Person Scramble and were able to survive the heat and the added difficulty of p laying the Panther Course. First place winner was the team of Mary Cebula, Judy Dunn and Candy Sartory, who came in with 73. Diamond Dottie Blackwell and her Golden Girls (Jean Donahue, M argaret Mazzola and Joann Deweese) took second place in a two-way tie of 74 against Terrie Austin, Rita Jaskowski and Carole Frederick. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 5, 2011Page 3B ABC APPLIANCE; 3.639"; 4"; Black; tv incentive; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 7 4 4 1 1 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; patio; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 7 4 4 8 8 Special to the News-SunSEBRING Sebring Kayak Tours has three upcoming trips this month for some fun times on area waters. Saturday Aug. 13 Sunrise Tour and Breakfast Lake Jackson, Sebring We will meet and launch at 6:30 a.m. from the boat ramp at Veterans Beach off of Lakeview Dr. We will paddle across to the City Pier and back. Upon arrival we will have breakfast at IHOP(price includes breakfast). Saturday Aug. 20 Morning Tour Arbuckle Creek, Sebring Launching at 9 a.m. from Lake Istokpoga boat ramp, we will make our way up Arbuckle Creek to a favorite spot where we can get out, stretch and have a snack before starting our descend back. An approximately 3-hour tour designed for all ages and skill levels. Saturday Aug. 27 Peace River Arcadia We will meet at the canoe launch at Brownville Park in Desoto County at 10 a.m. We will be paddling downstream to Arcadia with a stop for lunch about halfway. We will also stop for homemade ice cream before returning. $39 per person (single or tandem kayaks available) $19 per person for those bringing their own kayaks To reserve your spot call us at 863-202-0815 or email us at SebringKayakTours@yahoo. com. Hope to see you on the water! 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C M Y K Sebring, and Bill Flemer, of Wauchula. Third place winners were Angie Luft, of Sebring, and Stephanie Travi, of Sebring. Julie Kilbourne, of Wauchula, and Bill Wheeler, of Avon Park, got fourth. Mac Smith, of Sebring, won fifth. There were six swimmers in two different heats doing the 25 meter noodle race. Annie Horn, of Sebring, had the fastest time overall with a 22.47. Linda Decker, of Sebring, also won first with a 22.63 in her heat. Second place was won by Gerald Bass and Ralph Meyers. Alan Kufknowski and John Smith won third. All are from Sebring. In the 15 meter noodle race, first place went to Amy Matthews, of Sebring; Markevin Smith, of Avon Park; Maria Rivera, of Sebring; and Ricky Marino, of Avon Park. Second place winners were Maricel Moreno, of Sebring; Ronnie Gladson, of Avon Park; Minnie Sue Reid, of Avon Park; and Christine Frank, of Sebring. Third place finishers were Eva Monk, of Sebring; Sue Egnoski, of Wauchula; Tammy Furman, of Sebring; and Jim Kentfield, of Avon Park. Fourth place ribbons were won by Kenny Roberts, of Avon Park; Cody Crouse, of Avon Park; Patty Toepper, of Sebring; and Herb Adkins, of Avon Park. Ribbons were awarded to participants after the races. Alunch prepared by the Ridge Area Arc Parents Group was served prior to the awards ceremony. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, August 5, 2011w ww.newssun.com HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 6 7 7 8 8 COWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 8/5/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 7 7 7 7 7 Continued from 1B STARS dive into some fun Courtesy photo Julie Kilbourne, of Wauchula, prepares to compete in the Special STARS noodle races at Avon Park High School pool. Ad # 00010789 Universal Center COWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 8/5/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 7 7 7 7 7 HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 6 7 7 8 8 since last season, from a stature standpoint. Add in, along with Peck, Seth Cannady, Daniel Simons and Josh Crouch, all now in the 5-foot-9 to 5-11 range, and youve got a line-up and presence on the mound that would intimidate a lot of teams into submission before the opening pitch. That might have been the c ase with a lot of the teams at t he state tournament, Frazier said. But I wouldnt count on that once we get to Virginia. There could well be teams with similar size, or that have seen and beaten teams that have the size we do. T hen again, those everextending heights have had effects other than the mere spectacle. Last year we pretty much rode Matt Portispitching, Frazier said. He was being clocked at 66-68 miles-perhour. But now weve got Josh being clocked in the low 70s, Seth and Daniel both in the upper 60s. And every guy on this team has and can pitch,s o weve got incredible depth. Defensively the team makes few mistakes and isr emarkably interchangeable, with any number of players b eing more than adept at several positions. A nd then theres the lineup that averaged more than f our home runs per game during the state tournament, and that was with none of those games going to a full six innings, due to mercy-rule scores. But that aforementioned swagger that would be understandable, all things considered? Not so with this squad. Theyre very good about that, Frazier said. Theyves een players on other teams do something and youll hear them saying, Oh, wed be running if we did that. They know the coaches and I wouldnt want that, that t heir parents wouldnt want it and theyre really good at p olicing themselves within the team, he added. Its r eally just remarkable, as good as they are, this is also a very smart group of kids. Theyre all straight Astudents with many of them in honors level classes. Right about now the team is settling in and getting ready for tonights opening ceremonies and home run contest, with Crouch being selected to represent Team Florida. A nd beginning at 5 p.m. tomorrow night, this smart, grounded, gifted and evergrowing group of youngstersw ill be looking to repeat as Dixie Ozone World Series c hampions. Brimming with the sort of c onfidence built by ability, focus and success with no s ign of a swagger Continued from 1B Sebring seeks second straight Series title News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Assistant coach Jim Peck does some quick-toss drills with Daniel Simons at Tuesdays practice. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN
www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 5, 2011Page 5B DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 2 HRMC; 3.639"; 3"; Black plus three; process, healthy living; 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 3 LAMPE & KEIFFER; 5.542"; 4"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 4 Ridge Area ARC; 1.736"; 3"; Black; **internet included**; 0 0 0 1 0 7 4 9 AVON PARK BINGO; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv incentive; 0 0 0 1 0 7 5 3 HEALTHYLIVING There is a movement in our country to legalize marijuana under the guise of medicine and a group in Florida is actively collecting signatures to have the issue placed on our 2012 ballot. These advocates allege that crude marijuana is harmless and actually has medical value however, past evaluations by several U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and National Institute for Drug Abuse, found that no reliable scientific studies support the medical use of marijuana for treatment in the United States. Moreover, there is no scientific research to determine marijuanas effectiveness and risks as a medicine, dosages, interactions with other drugs, or impact on pre-existing conditions. Research indicates that marijuana is not as harmless as pro-drug advocates claim. Someone who smokes marijuana regularly can have the same respiratory problems as cigarette smokers. Regular use of marijuana compromises the ability to learn and to remember information by impairing the ability to focus, sustain and shift attention. Long term use reduces the ability to organize and integrate complex information. Research shows that marijuana users are at high risk for developing anxiety and mood disorders, in addition to it being linked to psychosis and psychotic disorders. Furthermore, contrary to what pro-drug advocates claim, marijuana does not effectively treat debilitating conditions better than FDAapproved medications for these same ailments. Currently 16 states and the District of Columbia have passed medical marijuana laws. Many voters and legislators who thought they were acting out of compassion are now realizing the devastating effects such laws have had on their state. Several states are now working to repeal their laws while others are working to make their programs more restrictive. Did you know that it is legal to grow your own pot in most of these states that have passed medical marijuana laws? In some of these states you can even grow up to 99 plants in your own yard, some of them as tall as Christmas trees. Medical Marijuana patients do not need a prescription, only a written recommendation from their doctor. In these states there are pot shopsall over and the medical marijuana term is thrown around very loosely. People are getting doctor recommendations for things such as headaches, insomnia, back pain, etc. Even more alarming is the fact that medications prescribed by doctors require FDA approval whereas medical marijuana is not monitored by the FDAnor are there any standard safety guidelines that are required when using FDA-approved medications. Available state data from medi-pot registrations show that, on average, less than 10 percent of cardholders are cancer, HIV/AIDS or glaucoma patients; well over 90 percent are using marijuana to treat chronic pain conditions which are not diagnosable and definitive. The Drug Free Highlands Coalition encourages you to oppose medical marijuana in Florida by educating your elected officials on this issue, visiting your state representatives at their state and local offices, submitting a letter to the editor, signing up for alerts at saveoursociety.org and updates from drugfreehighlands.org, or attending monthly Drug Free Highlands meetings (second Wednesday of every month at Florida Hospital Heartland conference room). As the epicenter of prescription drug abuse (predominantly painkillers), Florida cannot afford to trade in its pill mills for pot shops. Amanda Sherley is project coordinator for Drug Free Highlands. Its official pot is not medicine One Stop Drug Talk Amanda Sherley Dear Pharmacist: My teenage daughter downs several diet sodas a day. She insists theyre a healthy, weight-loss alternative to regular sodas. Should I be concerned? E.L., Phoenix, Arizona Answer: In a word, YES. Several studies published this year suggest diet soda is not the healthiest beverage on the shelf. At the end of each of these individual studies researchers say something like, Hey, this research is not conclusive. This study doesnt mean that everyone should stop drinking diet sodas moderation is good blah, blah, blah.But when you put all these studies together, in my opinion, the fizzy stuff falls flat. Put down your soda pop for a second and take a closer look at some of this research: Back in February 2010, doctors at the International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles reported on research showing that people who drink diet soda every day have a 61 percent increase in the likelihood of having a cardiovascular event. That research hardly made the news. Another study looked at 3,000 nurses and found that drinking just two diets sodas a day was associated with a decrease in kidney function. Let me remind you, kidneys are responsible for filtering your body of poisonous toxins. You really want your kidneys in tip top shape to keep yourself clean which is why I always harp on you to drink fresh, filtered water. Drinking diet soda begs the question, will it help with weight loss? A study reported in an online issue of Diabetes Care in January 2009 found that people who drink at least one diet soda a day experienced a 36 percent increased risk for developing metabolic syndrome, a disorder that includes the triple threat of high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high glucose. Metabolic syndrome almost always includes the condition of obesity. So if you connect the dots, it doesnt appear that weight loss is a benefit of drinking diet soda. The mechanism behind why people experienced a higher risk for metabolic syndrome wasnt teased out, nor can we conclude a definitive cause and effect. I can tell you this though, if any natural herb or vitamin was linked to even an inkling of the stuff diet soda is associated with, it would be yanked off the shelves in hours! If you love soda (diet or regular), make it a special treat, rather than your beverage of choice all day long. Or try one of my natural recipes for soda. You just combine some carbonated (seltzer) water with some grape juice (or root beer flavored stevia drops), and voila, you have a natural fizzy drink. You should also include healthy teas as part of your diet, like Tulsi, Rooibos and Green tea. Why not try juicing? Blend three carrots, two celery stalks, a slice of ginger, two apples and take a swig. Its good and good for you!Did You Know? Anew study finds luteolin (which is concentrated in celery) boosts brain power and memory. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Sorry to pop your soda bubble Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Clinical Pastoral Education Program at Fla. HospitalSEBRING Beginning in October, Florida Hospital Heartland Division will offer a Clinical Pastoral Education Pr ogram. Nationally recognized, the CPE Program provides preparation for ministry as a chaplain or pastoral counselor. Most CPE students enroll to improve the pastoral care they offer their parishioners in the local church setting. It combines clinical experience, didactics, and group learning equipping students to offer more effective pastoral care. Visit www.pastoraleducation.org, or contact CPE Registrar at (407) 303-5297 or email@example.com. DSME class offered SEBRING The Highlands County Health Department is offering Diabetes Self-Management Education (DSME) classes as part of its Wellness and Diabetes Education Program. This program serves Highlands County residents of all ages, especially those with diabetes or at risk for developing diabetes. These classes are free of charge and provided by a certified diabetes educator. Classes in English are scheduled in Sebring from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Aug. 15-17 and from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 29-31 at the Highlands County Health Department (7205 S. George Blvd. conference room A). Enrollment is limited and registration is required. Call 382-7228 or 382-7294. Community outreach events Ace Homecare community outreach events for August include: Today 8 a.m., health fair, Sebring Village, Schumacher Road, Sebring; and 10 a.m., health fair, Highland Village, Villa Road, Sebring. Monday 7:30 a.m., health fair, Hammock Estates, Hammock Road, Sebring; and 1 p.m., caregivers support group, Crown Pointe Assisted Living Community, Sun N Lake Blvd.d, Sebring. Tuesday 7:30 a.m., health fair, Lakeside Gardens, County Road 621, Lake Placid; 9 a.m., health fair, Herons Landing, Herons Landing Lane, Lake Placid; 10 a.m., health fair, Lake Placid Meal Site, Interlake Boulevard, Lake Placid. Snapshots Classified ads get results! New HIV infections in US hold steady at 50,000 Associated PressNEWYORK The number of Americans infected with the AIDS virus each year has been holding steady at about 50,000, according to a government report released Wednesday. For many years, U.S. health officials put the annual number of new HIVinfections at 40,000. But three years ago, they said their estimate had been too low. Using new methods and a better blood test, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revised their estimate higher, to roughly 56,300 new infections in 2006. The latest CDC report used the new methods to look at trends over four years, and found that there were about 50,000 new infections each year from 2006-2009. Gay and bisexual men account for the majority of the new cases nearly twothirds in 2009.
Page 6BNews-SunFriday, August 5, 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. Children's Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. children's choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. children's mission groups. Call 4536681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Children's Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing God's Heart and Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and women's prayer breakfast is at 8a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the "Place to discover God's love." For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) "Where the old fashion gospel is preached." Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the "Son" always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 382-0869. 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 Lord's Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; "Building God's Kingdom for Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth the Drive!" Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a men's grief support group, meets at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures'by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway. Our hours of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-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 RELIGION A tonement Lutheran ChurchSEBRING The eighth Sunday after Pentecost service, with holy Eucharist, will be led by Deacon David Thoresene. Eucharist Assistant Lector is Ron Fitzpatrick. The church is accepting donations for the upcoming Trash and Treasure Yard Sale. Call Jim Schwandt at 655-1495 or the church at 385-0797 and leave a message to make arrangements for pick-up or delivery of donated items. The Labyrinth Prayer Garden, is open to the community as well as the congregation seven days per week. All are welcome to do this walking meditation. A von Park Church of ChristAVON PARK Single Vision (Matthew 6:22) will be the message presented by Minister Larry Roberts on Sunday. The Lords Supper is served every Sunday. Bible school classes will begin at 9:30 a.m. for all ages. There will be a dinner in the fellowship hall immediately following the morning worship. All members and guests are invited to attend. The Timothy Class will meet Sunday afternoon. Jeff Parker is in charge. Vacation Bible School will be each Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. The theme is Around the Map Jack based on the Scripture, Mark 16:15. There will be a Bible Program, games and refreshments. Avon Park Church of Christ is at 200 S. Forest. Ave. For information, call 453-4692.Christ Lutheran Church LCMSAVON PARK This Sunday morning, Pastor Scott McLean will be preaching a sermon entitled What Can You Do with a Little Faith? The church is at 1320 C.R. 64, east the Avon Park High School. For more information call 4712663 or visit wwwchristlutheranavonpark.org/. This is an LCMS congregation.Christian Training Church SEBRING Associate Minister Casey L. Downing will bring the message titled Taking It Back at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study will continue the book of Hebrews.Eastside Christian ChurchLAKE PLACID The adult midweek Bible study and discussion time is an informal setting with time studying the Scriptures. The Sunday morning worship celebration features a traditional style of worship music. Communion is offered weekly. Eastside Christian Church is at 101 Peace Avenue in Lake Placid, two miles east of U.S. 27 on C.R. 621. Call 465-7065.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING The Rev. George Miller will deliver the Sunday morning sermon, Order My Steps with Scripture from Psalms 85. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit www.sebringemmanuelucc.com/.First Baptist Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK Rev. Jon Beck will be speaking at the morning service and evening service on Sunday. Wednesday services include prayer meeting and Bible study as well as children and youth activities Spanish Church led by Rev. Johnathan Soltero meets Sunday and Wednesday. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. Call 453-6681 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org/.First Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID astor Jerry Harper will preach the sermon on Sunday. The church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper Avenues in Placid Lakes. Anursery is provided for all services. For more information, please call 465-5126 from 8 a.m. until noon, Monday through Thursday or e-mail the church at email@example.com/.First Christian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK Cooling Off In This Hot, Hot World is the sermon series for the month of August. This weeks sermon is How to Afford to Keep Cool. Sunday evenings movie night will feature wholesome family movie featuring Americas Sweetheart. The movie begins at 6 p.m. and refreshments will be provided. This Wednesday evening there will be regular Bible Studies for all ages. First Christian Church of Avon Park is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 453-5334 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to request informatio n. The church website is www.firstchristianap.com/.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the Lords Table this Sunday morning will be Walter and Anna Coley. Communion will be served by Sally Woolley, Joyce Winstel, Carol Chandler and Jayne Weldy. Greeters will be Joe and Joyce Winstel. Lynne Warman will be responsible for the Call to Worshi p. Childrens Church, under the leadership of Noel and Juanita Roberts, will begin meeting again. Pastor Rons sermon is titled, Jonathan, a Loyal Friend, taken from I Samuel 20:35-38. Lighting the candles during the month of August will be Heaven Kunsak. Nursery worker for the month of August will be Adrian Diaz. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Avenue. Call 385-0352 with any questions.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday morning, Pastor Bob Johnsons serChurch News Continued on page 7B
www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 5, 2011Page 7B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer .Service time is 9:30 with Holy Communion. Coffee hour following services. Newcomers welcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail email@example.com Web site: redeemeravon.com The church is at 839 Howe's Way,Avon Park (two miles north of Sun 'N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells Dodge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. The Rev. Jim Kurtz, rector. Church office 3857649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL33852. Phone: 4650051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening: Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child care available at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come see what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 8350869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer "Kid City" Children's Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, "prime-timers," and Bible studies in Spanish. "Kid City" Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web 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; Men's Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meetingtimes and dates). Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and children's church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3140482, firstname.lastname@example.org. Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown email@example.com. Web site is www. ctmforme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Children's & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kid's World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. The Lord's Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the Millennium Church. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer a Saturday service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Tiger Gullett in the Millennium Church. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org All teachings are taken from the Manufacturer's Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Children's Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. TheWay is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of God's Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and children's church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Women's Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; MondayFriday, Summer Day Camp (youth ages 11-14) 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. excluding holidays; Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 3 p.m., adult classroom; Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m., adult classroom. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 9-10 a.m. in the sanctuary; contemporary worship is from 11 a.m. to noon. Sunday school classes for adults and children will be 10:10-10:50 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Children's Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Women's Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R. James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m. for women who love God and crocheting. Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pastor. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Sunday schedule: Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m. (October-May only). We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that want to know Christ and make Him known. Call the church office at 465-2422 or check out our church Web site at www.memorialumc.com St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, FL 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 27 and Hammock Road). Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion with worship first Sunday of month; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. all other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For more information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@earth link.net or check theWeb site sebringemmanuelucc.com. No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP mon is entitled Children based on John 1:1-13. Special music will be provided by Bob and Maxine Johnson. Sunday school is available for all ages. The adult Sunday school class is watching a video series published by Focus on the Family and narrated by renowned teacher and historian Ray VanderLaan. These videos visit different places in the Holy Land and make the view feel as if they are back in Bible times. Sundays video is entitled When Your Heart Cries Out. Wendy Garcia is teaching the youth class and their lessons discuss how the Bible applies to life today. Members are asked to bring nonperishables for the Church Service Center. The Family Gathering meets Sunday evening. On Thursday, the Mens Fellowship meets at The Depot for breakfast and then will return to the church for a short Bible study and a work project at a members home. The Deacons will meet in the evening. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). For more information, call the church office at 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING Unmasking the Idols is the title of Sunday mornings sermon given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer. Monday through Friday is summer day camp for ages 11-14 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the fellowship hall (through Aug. 12). The program includes lunch, snacks and activities (Bible lessons, sports, crafts and games) and is free, other than field trips. Space is limited. Sign up in the church office. Wednesday mornings adult Bible study is in the adult classroom.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING The Rev. A.C. Bryant will give the Sunday morning message United in Praise and Prayer with scripture from Acts 4:23-30. The service of Holy Communion will be observed. Family fellowship dinner and Bible study will be held Wednesday evening in the Family Life Center. Listen Live on WITS-AM 1340 each Sunday to hear the Sunday worship service. Call the church office for information at 385-5184. The church is downtown at 126 South Pine St. The website is www.sebringfirstumc.com/.Grace Pointe ChurchSEBRING Pastor Zimmer and Margaret will be traveling to and ministering in California, therefore there will be no Friday night Skype today and no Tuesday night home Bible Study. Special guest speaker Pastor Joe Herdon will be speaking Sunday. Class provided for children. Catch Pastor Zimmers river renewal sermons on ustream. Log on to ustream.tv, and then enter gracepointetv in the search box. Choose your session.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this Sunday morning will be:Its for the Birds with Scripture from Genesis 8:3-17. Communion is offered during the service weekly. The service will also include Walter Malinowski singing It Wasnt Raining When Noah Built the Ark; and George Kelly, Mary VanHoorweghe and Flossi Moore singing Wherever You Go. Call for information about the VBS childrens program. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix). Look for the lighthouse. The phone number is 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Pastor Fred Ball will preach at the Summer Worship Heritage Service and the Celebration Worship Service on the subject Stressbusters: Emotions Pastor Claude Burnett will preach at the New Song Contemporary Service in Rob Reynolds Hall. The Church is at 500 Kent Avenue. For information, please call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, Walk In Gods Path, is taken from Judges 13 (King James Version). Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message in the morning and evening worship services. The Wednesday evening service Continued from page 6B RELIGION RELIGION GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes religion news on Fridays. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following Fridays paper. Submit items to the News-Sunsfrom 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 385-2453; send e-mail to email@example.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. Church News Continued on page 8B
Page 8BNews-SunFriday, August 5, 2011www.newssun.com E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seamless p/u; 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 7 STATE FARM; 3.639"; 2"; Black; **internet included**; 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 6 64 WEST COLLISION; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv incentive; 0 0 0 1 0 7 5 2 will be praise, prayer and Bible study.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, the sermon topic will be The Divine Difference taken from I Samuel 17:41-50. Holy Communion will be served. Nursery is provided at all three services.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING This Sunday morning, Pastor Keith Simmons will have a sermon titled Annual Conference, What Does it Mean? The Scripture reading will be taken from Acts 15:22-23. Sunday school meets in the Fidelis Room. They will be studying People Rebel, taken from the Scripture Numbers 14:125.Southside Baptist ChurchSEBRING Moses: A Changed Man is the topic the Rev. David Altman will speak on in the morning worship service Sunday. Childrens church and a nursery are available. Wednesday services include student ministry, adult Bible study and prayer meeting. The church is at 379 S. Commerce Ave. For infor mation, call 385-0752.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. The Rev. Clyde Weavers Sunday sermon will be: Samson Took God for Granted. Fellowship follows the service.The Way ChurchSEBRING Zac Tsai, youth director, will be speaking Sunday morning. His message will be The Lukewarm Christian. The Way Church is at 1005 North Ridgewood Drive. The church phone is 471-6140 and the pastors cell is 214-6190. For church information and the pastors messages go to www.thewaychurch.org/. Continued from page 8B VBS at Sebring ChristianSEBRING Pandamania vacation Bible school begins at Sebring Christian Church this Sunday and continues nightly through Aug. 12, from 6-8:30 p.m. Age ranges include kindergarten through fifth grade and this year there will be special activities for middle-schoolers. To register by phone, call 3826676. The office is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Continuing Programs at Sebring Christian Church that are free and open to the public include: Womens Grief Support Group each Wednesday from 10:30-11:30 a.m.; Men's Grief Support Group each Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. and Alzheimer's Caregivers Support (in cooperation with the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association) each Thursday from 1-2 p.m.Covered dish luncheon setLAKE PLACID The Primetimers of First Baptist Church in Lake Placid, 119 E. Royal Palm St., will host a covered dish luncheon at noon on Monday in the fellowship hall. Bring a covered dish and a friend. There will be special guests from Toby the Clown Foundation.Back to Schol Health Fair is TuesdayAVON PARK The Back to School Health Fair will be from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesday at Ridge Seventh Day Adventist Church, 507 West Hal McRae Blvd.. The even is open to the public. There will be refreshments and door prizes. Many free health screenings and an opportunity to meet your local health providers will be offered. Shots are required for preschool and seventh grade, and school vaccinations free. You must bring shot records and a parent or guardian must be present. Meningitis vaccination is free. Any questions, call Ridge SDAChurch at 4525514. This is a Parish Nursing Community Outreach. RELIGION Snapshots Church News Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun COMMUNITYCALENDAR 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 385-6155, ext. 516; send any changes by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; or mail them to News-Sun Community Calendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870.FRIDAY Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 314-0891. American Legion Post 25 hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Cost is $6. Shrimp also is available for same price. Open to the public. Tickets in the lounge on Friday night. Lounge hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 has karaoke from 7 p.m. until final call at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Post open at noon. Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. For details, call 4711448. AvonPark Breakfast Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Rotary Club building. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers a class in Lake Placid at the Sunshine RV Resort from 9-11 a.m. Friday. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 3826792 or e-mail him at email@example.com Highlands Social Dance Club hosts ballroom dancing every Friday, October through March from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway. Dance the night away to the music of the area's Big Bands. All club dances are open to the public. Appropriate dress required. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Call 385-6671. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. There is a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8.50 per person. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves wings, fish and burgers at 6 p.m. Music provided from 7-11 p.m. Pool tournament is at 8 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m. Lodge phone number 4520579. MOM's Club meets at 10:30 a.m. first Friday at the First United Methodist Church on Pine Street in Sebring. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Fridays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves chicken or fish baskets from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 donation. Blind darts is played at 7 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 serving buffet dinner at 5-7 p.m. Elks and guests invited. Dance music in ballroom at6:30 p.m. Dinner and dance is $10 donation.Smoke-free environment. For reservations, call 385-8647 or 471-3557. Lounge is open from 1-10 p.m. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. Texas Hold em lessons, 2 p.m. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves pizza from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 S.E. Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. SATURDAY Airborne (Paratrooper) Breakfast Club meets at 9 a.m. every first Saturday at Bob Evans Restaurant, Sebring. All paratroopers and their guests are invited. For details, call Joe Noto at 4520106. American Legion Post 25 serves sirloin burgers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Jam session is from 24 p.m. The lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Members and guests invited. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 69 in AvonPark serves dinner at 5 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Public Library has a free Adult Film Series at noon. For details, call 4523803. Car Show from 5-8 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month at Woody's BBQ. Proceeds benefit Hope Hospice.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands Chapter 601 meets at Golf Hammock Restaurant in the Golf Hammock Country Club at noon. Any service person who was awarded the Purple Heart is invited to attend and bring their wife or husband. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) has a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., country store open from 8 a.m. to noon and pancake breakfast served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Vendors are welcome. No setup fee is charged for the summer months. Plenty of off road parking. For details, call 382-2208. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 opens the lounge at 1 p.m. Card games are played at 1 p.m., and Bar Bingo is at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Art League has a class in Pastels/Acrylics taught by Llewellyn Rinald from from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) South Central Florida Chapter Board meets at 9:30 a.m. on the first Saturday at the Military Sea Services Museum on Kenilworth and Roseland. The monthly members luncheon is on the third Saturday of each month at noon (except holidays). Location is at Kenilworth Lodge. For further information call Roy Whitton at 465-7048. Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 601 meets at noon on the first Saturday at Sunrise Restaurant. All recipients and wives of the Purple Heart are welcome. Call 471-9190 or 465-7074 for details. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Oak Street, Lake Placid. For more details, call 382-1821. Paratrooper breakfast every first Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. at Bob Evans. Call John Schumacher at 382-8648. Scleroderma Support Group meets on the second Saturday in January, March, May, July, September, and Novembe for lunch at rotating restaurants. Call 452-2968 for meeting location. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves dinner from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Music is from 7-10 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Club 2259 offers line dancing lessons at 2 p.m. the first and third Saturday for members and guests at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 6553920. Twelve Step Study Group for Adult Children of Alcoholics meets at 11 a.m. first and third Saturday, at first building south of Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. Laides auxiliary dinner from 5:30-7 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves a meal for $6 from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 3858902. SUNDAY American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 1-9 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 lounge is open from 1-7 p.m. Card games start at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has karaoke in the pavilion. Horseshoes played at 9:30 a.m. Food available at 4 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Overeaters Anonymous, meets from 4-5 p.m. in second floor conference roomNo. 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 382-7731. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. For details on the organization, go to www.oa.org Ridge Area Missionary Soldiers AvonPark Pathfinder Club meets from 9 a.m. to noon every first and third Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St., Avon Park. For details, call 471-2143. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 offers NASCAR racing in the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open and kitchen open from 25 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Society for Creative Anachronism (Local Chapter: Shire of Stagridge) meets at 2 p.m. first and third Sunday at Brewster's Coffee House on U.S. 27 in Sebring. For details, call 214-5522. The Artists'Group at South Florida Community College will hold a critique clinic the first Sunday of every month, 2-4 p.m., at the Hotel Jacaranda, Avon Park. Professional local artists will discuss and evaluate participants'paintings. The fee is $5 with a two painting limit. For more information, call 784-7346. U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club meets at 1 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month at VFW Post 9853, State Road 64 West and North Oliva Drive. For information call Hocky at (954) 5924847 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 serves hamburgers from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 Karaoke is from 5-8 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. Did YouKNOW?In Florida, the bicycle is legally defined as a vehicle. Bicyclists using a public roadway are considered operators of motor vehicles and are responsible for observing all traffic laws. With few exceptions, there is only one road and it is up to motorists and bicyclists to treat each other with care and respect. Adherence to the law is the foundation of respect.
C M Y K By DAVID GERMAIN APMovie WriterThe post-war Bosnia drama The Whistleblower earns high marks for its humanitarian intentions and for Rachel Weiszs steely performance as an American cop-turned-peacekeeper who exposes a sex-trafficking ring. Its a movie that sanctifies rather than satisfies, though. The feature-film debut from director Larysa Kondracki is an oppressive sermon whose players are almost all wicked beyond contempt and whose hero is so saintly that an endorsement for canonization would not be out of place among the preachy text codas that conclude the movie. Grim as the subject matter is, Kondracki crafts a taut, technically skillful thriller, making the black-and-white storytelling from her and her co-writer Eilis Kirwan all the more disappointing. Yes, men who participate in smuggling and imprisonment of young women as sex slaves are scum who deserve far more than castigation by proxy in a movie dramatization. But The Whistleblower lacks the sort of subtlety needed to make the drama credible and, frankly, watchable. Viewers dont need to sympathize in the slightest with the bad guys, but the villains do have to be something more than the snarling, sneering animals presented here. Likewise, theres little nuance written into the character of Kathy Bolkovac, though Academy Award winner Weisz manages to infuse her with depth and temperament even as the script superficially casts her as some sort of superhuman do-gooder. The Whistleblower is based on the actual experiences of Bolkovac, a former Nebraska cop who served as story consultant on the movie. The story opens in 1999 as Weiszs Bolkovac takes a job with DynCorp, a private contractor recruiting police monitors for the United Nations mission to restore order in Bosnia after the war. Bolkovac quickly discovers that the local police and their international advisers turn a blind eye to illegal trafficking of women to work in sleazy brothels. Worse, she begins to suspect that the authorities are active participants and her own colleagues are among the best customers. The movie plays out as almost a single-handed crusade by one woman against ruthless, innumerable swine. The movie does toss in Vanessa Redgrave as the compassionate head of the U.N. human-rights office in Sarajevo and David Strathairn as a sympathetic internal-affairs investigator, but pretty much everyone else Bolkovac encounters is a caricature of maliciousness. (Anote of neutrality blandness, really is provided by Monica Bellucci ina tiny, robotic role as a stonefaced, by-the-book bureaucrat). Director Kondracki puts together some suspenseful sequences and delicately handles nasty moments of sexual abuse and other violence against the captive prostitutes, many of them still girls. Yet for nearly two hours, the tone lurches from gloomy to unsavory to despairing and back to gloomy. Like Erin Brockovich or Norma Rae, The Whistleblower aims to showcase how one dogged individual can expose institutional evil. But those films were great dramas with complex, fullblooded characters at their core. The Whistleblower isa one-note affair that offers glimpses of the rich, broad life Bolkovac clearly lives but deifies her into someone inaccessible and unbelievable. Even Hollywoods comicbook superheroes have their little flaws and peccadilloes, but this woman drawn from real life doesnt. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, August 5, 2011Page 9B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 8/5/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 7 5 5 4 4 By CHRISTYLEMIRE APMovie CriticThe Change-Up begins with a poop joke. And not just any poop joke this is projectile poop from a babyg irl into her daddys mouth during a bleary-eyed, middleof-the-night diaper change. Oh yes, it goes there. Early. Y oud think that would be a frightening harbinger of whats to come over the nextt wo hours, but its not which makes it even more frustrating when you realizet hat it didnt need to startle us off the top in such crass and o bvious fashion. There was potential here. When youve got Ryan R eynolds and Jason Bateman two masters of deadpan i mprovisational comedy bouncing off each other, you should theoretically just be able to let the cameras roll and follow them wherevert hey take you. With a screenplay from Jon Lucas and S cott Moore, who wrote The Hangover the clever, original Hangover, that is,a nd not the lazy sequel you should already be in p retty good shape. But the overlong film from David Dobkin (who also d irected Wedding Crashers and, unfortunately, Fred Claus) is all over the place in tone, veering awkwardly from some daring comicm oments to feel-good sappiness and back again in hopes of redeeming some semblance of edginess. Its as if The Change-Up i s trying to say, Just kidding! We didnt mean to be s o sappy and square. Well, maybe we did, just a little.W hatever you guys like best. Learning lessons is what body-swapping movies are all about. The grass is alwaysg reener on the other side until you have to mow it, or something. Here, Bateman plays Dave Lockwood, a wealthy, successful Atlantal awyer. Hes happily married to Jamie (Leslie Mann w hom he has a sweet, 5-yearold daughter and a couple of adorable, 2-year-old twins.B ut he misses spontaneity and fun. H is childhood best friend, Reynoldsdefiantly single Mitch Planko, spends his d ays doing bong hits in his man cave. Sometimes, he goes out on auditions for commercials. At night, he beds as many random womena s possible. But he longs to have someone to come home to, to feel loved and secure. One night, after too many drinks (which is also howB atemans character got into trouble in Horrible B osses), Dave and Mitch relieve themselves in a foun-t ain. Each insists the other guy has the better life. When they wake up the next morning, poof! Theyve switched bodies, which leads to somep redictable but amusingly executed fish-out-of-water scenarios. Mitch, as Dave, u ses sheer bravado to navigate the uptight law firmw here Dave is on the verge of making partner. Dave, as Mitch, gets an unexpected booty call late one night from one of Mitchs wild flings. A s an actor, Bateman gets the better end of the deal here: Hes got Reynoldswild child trapped inside of him, so he gets the showier part.R eynolds has a fearlessness when it comes to physical c omedy but hes got Batemans rigid, conservative character stuck in hisb ody. Except for one scene in w hich Dave-as-Mitch makes a light porno film (or a lorno, as they call it), he d oesnt get as much of an opportunity to let loose. Olivia Wilde is sexy and charismatic no surprise there as the law associateD ave secretly lusts after and gets to go on a date with inside Mitchs body. Its nice to see The Change-Up flesh her character out andg ive her some brains and personality, rather than letting h er be eye candy as so many male-dominated comediesm ight have. Its enough to make you wish the rest of the film had taken the high road. We wont trouble you with ad escription of what happens to Manns character after too much Thai food. DIVERSIONS DearAbby: Like other people my age, Im sup-p osed to get a colonoscopy. The difficulty is that someone has to go to the two-houra ppointment with me, as well as supervise me for 3 to 4 hours afterward until the anesthesia wears off. I dont have family here, a nd my friends all work full time, so I hesitate to a sk them. Can I hire a home health aide to go along with me? Is there av olunteer organization that provides companions? C ould I stay in the recovery room for several hours and then take a taxi or drive myself home? The lack of a person to accom-p any me is the major reason I havent gotten the p rocedure yet. I know I must not be the only person in this boat. What doy ou suggest? On My Own in B loomington, Ind. DearOn My Own: Youre definitely not theo nly person who has faced this problem, which is why Im printing your letter. D o you belong to a church? If so, contact your c lergyperson and ask if he or she knows someone in your congregation who would be willing to accompany you for the procedure,d rive you home and stay for a few hours. If not, because you live in a university town, contact the school and ask if one of the students would like to earn some extra money by pro-v iding you with transportation and supervision. O r, ask your doctor for a referral to a healthcare aide who might be available to help you. Now stop procrastinating and schedulet his very important appointment. DearAbby: Im a 28year-old married woman. Iw ork full time, own a house with my husband and have a great family life. As an only child, I have always been close with my parents. I talk to Mom sometimes twice a day and stay at their house when my husband has to work the night shift. I mentioned to my parents that I want to get a small tattoo on my foot. They went nuts. Mom screamed at me to get out of her house. She said ifI get a tattoo I am no longer welcome in her house. I tried explaining that Ia m an adult and although she may not agree with my choice, the decision is not hers. Dad said tattoos are trashy. Mom wouldnts peak to me for two weeks. I had to send her flowers to s mooth things over. I dont know what to do. I still want the tattoo. My h usband isnt wild about the idea, but respects my d ecision. How do I get my parents to come around on this matter, and on my judgment in general? Time To Cut The Cord D earTime ToCut The Cord: You might start by b eing less dependent on their approval. Tattoos have become so commont hey are now mainstream worn by doctors, l awyers and people in just about every profession. A tattoo on your foot wouldn ot be a sign you are a fallen woman. However, think carefully a bout this decision because once its on, its there to s tay.And be sure that getting it isnt a delayed form of teenage rebellion on your part and that you can live with the flak thatss ure to come with it. Your letter reminds me of the time I told my mother I wanted to get my ears pierced. Her response was: I gave you a perfect body. If you want two more holesi n your head, its up to you. I did and never r egretted it, but it made me think twice. And thats what you should do. DearAbby: Many of us h ave old electric typewriters that go unused. Why not donate them to a nursing home or to an elderly person who can no longerw rite? Even people with severe Parkinsons disease can still hit a key with one finger and write letters they were once unable to do. Susan in Arkansas DearSusan: Thats a great idea, and one worth pursuing for anyone interested in recycling. 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LIVING 10B PAGE News-Sun Friday, August 5, 2011FAMILYFEATURES Forget about the living room; the kitchen is the social hub of a home. Todays homeowners want their kitchens to reflect their personal tastes and accommodate their daily lives; however, a kitchen that can do all this is in need of one thing smart storage. According to renowned chef Curtis Stone, Adream kitchen is one thats designed for the way you live. The best advice Id give anyone looking to remodel their kitchen is to think about how they will use it, and to choose the right storage features to suit their lifestyle. Paul Radoy, manager of design services for Merillat cabinetry, agrees, Everyone uses the kitchen to prepare food, but many homeowners use their kitchen for entertaining, crafting, or just spending time with their families. Each of these activities requires various storage options. As shown above clockwise: DrawerOrganizer. Keeping all of your cooking utensils organized is key to stress-free cooking; finding what you need fast is so much better than digging through a cluttered drawer. Pull-out Spice Rack. A pull-out spice rack allows for easy access to spices or other small cooking essentials. Its perfect for cooks who like to experiment. Cutting Board Kit. Acutting board kit close to the stove or sink makes for easy food prep, and it includes built-in knife storage, right where you need it most. Pull-out Tray Divider. The pull-out tray divider keeps cooking sheets and cutting boards organized and close at hand.The Home ChefFood preparation and cooking are the primary functions of a kitchen, but creating an environment for gourmet cooking is a special treat for homeowners who consider themselves at-home chefs. To create this environment, its important to keep cooking items organized and within easy reach. Storage solutions could include a pull-out spice rack next to the stove, perfect for cooks who like to experiment. Acutting board kit can neatly store knives within a drawer and has a built-in cutting board. This feature, combined with a pull-out trash underneath, can make food prep a breeze. People who love to cook often have a lot of pots and pans, and they are usually in a jumble d mess, says Stone. Well, Merillat has come up with an ingenious solution. Extra wide or deep drawers are great when installed under a cook top, and when you include peg dividers for the drawer it can be customized to neatly fit all your pots and pans as you like them. Its not onesize-fits-all, so it can be nicely organized. Another option is to install a utensil hanging system on the backsplash, or a pull-down cook book holder underneath a wall cabinet. Finally, grouping all these organizational conveniences near the cook top can create the perfect space to make culinary delights. The EntertainerIf youve ever had a party you know everyone ends up in the kitchen. This is why homeowners who like to entertain should consider whether or not their kitchen is functional for entertaining. Luckily there are several features that can help make the party successful. One kitchen feature that helps make entertaining easier is an island. Not only can an island provide extra seating and serving space, it can include great storage. According to Radoy, An island with a great focal point like wine storage is classy and practical. And adding spice drawers to hold napkins or small utensils like corkscrews is another great idea. Open shelving also adds a great design element for a kitchen used for entertaining. These shelves allow the homeowner to display beautiful dishware and glasses; and guests can help themselves to a plate for appetizers or a glass for wine. The MommyMoms know that having young children can make the kitchen a challenging space, but there are features to make this room more kid friendly. Soft-closing drawers and doors can protect against hurt hands, while keeping the contents from rattling. Deep drawers to store childrens items like a backpack, schoolwork and crafts are a big plus. And a pantry or utility cabinet allows the homeowner to store many different items in one central location and at different levels making some things more accessible or inaccessible for chil dren. Homeowners may also consider placing the microwave in a base level cabinet so everyone in the family can have easy access, suggests Radoy. Another thing to keep in mind is that with kids come messes. Having an organized cleanup zone can minimize clutter and make any kitchen shine. Things like a tilt-out sink tray, which keeps soaps and sponges out of sight, an under sink tote and a pull-out waste basket help to kee p things tidy. From a chefs perspective, or from a home cooks perspective, concludes Stone, with the right organizational features, cooking can be fun and relaxing. For more information about the latest in beautiful and intelligent cabinetry options visit www.Merillat.com.