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C M Y K NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, August 12-13, 2011 www.newssun.com Volume 92/Number 95 | 50 cents www.newssun.com 079099401001 HighLow 95 78Complete Forecast PAGE 12A An afternoon or evening T-storm Forecast Question: Should long-standing events like the Caladium Festival be exempt from the proposed park user fees in Lake Placid? Next question: Have you taken money out of the stock market in the past week? www.newssun.comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Juanita OConnell Age 72, of Sebring Leroy S. McLaren Age 62, of A von Park Henry Stukes Age 84, of Avon Park Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453 Online: www.newssun.com Yes 51.6% No 48.4% Total votes: 93 Classifieds 9A Community Briefs2A Community Calendar5B Dear Abby 11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living 6B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review/Times11B Police Blotter 2A Religion 8B Sports On TV 2B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and WAUCHULA STATE BANK; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 00010928 By SAMANTHAGHOLAR email@example.comAVON PARK Park Elementary has recently been named one of the schools in the running for Pepsis 2011 Refresh Everything project, but needs help from the community to finish at the top. Grant coordinator and Park Elementary bookkeeper Susan Cook applied for the grant in hopes of improving the school and helping out students. If Park receives the grant, the school will be given $50,000. Grant proposals had to be submitted along with 10 ideas for the use of the grant money. Some of the programs of the grant include The 7 Habits of Happy Kids, Family Nights, All-Pro Dads and Community Leaders Mentoring. The mission behind the grant is to empower the students at Park Elementary to become more successful in their academic and personal lives. The grant is actually going to give kids the skills they need to grow up and get out of poverty, said Cook. According to Cook, 78 percent of Park Elementary Park Elementary seeks help to get $50K grant How Y ou Can V ote Online: www.refresheverything.com/purposelyempoweringsuccess On yourphone: Text 08092 to PEPSI (73774) daily At home: Collect Pepsi bottle caps and codes from 12 packs of Pepsi products and bring them to the school County: We are looking at layoffs News-sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Patricia Taylor, widow of J. Clagett Taylor, congratulates Charley Brown (right) for his election as President of the state FFA. She is handing him the keys to a fully insured Cadillac, a gift from the Avon Park Noon Rotary, given in her husbands name. Clagett Taylor was a long time supporter of the FFA, and was know as Mr. Rotary while he was alive. Ed Jensen made the award happen. He worried about Brown, who will be traveling in his official capacity throughout the next year, and wanted to be sure Brown had safe transportation. It was he who provided the used car. Rotary gives APs Brown a car to use as FFAstate president By ED BALDRIDGE firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Highlands County activist Bill Youngman met some opposition when he asked the county commissioners to let citizens have a say in the tourism tax by voting on whether or not they want it to expire. Youngman made it very clear that he was not opposed to the idea of a tourist tax. I voted for it last time, he said, but he disliked the idea of any tax that was forever. Youngman also said that a set time for referendum would give everyone a chance to evaluate the tax and the whole program in order to make adjustments and refinements. It will give us a chance to make some changes if we want to, and will give County discusses tourism tax sunset See TOURISM, page 6A See PARK, page 6AOn a missionSebring battling for repeat at World Series SPORTS, 1BHear, hear!Advice for better living with hearing loss LIVING, 12B Hot Rods & HogsNew event ready to offer some gold old-fashioned fun in Sebring PAGE3A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY email@example.comSEBRING The electric bill has always been a high voltage line item in the school boards annual budget. For example, in 2009-2010 the district had to allocate $3.7 million. School superintendent Wally Cox told the school board that an on-going program to save energy and lower the bill has already seen results. Electricity cost the district $3.2 million in 2010-2011. I had hoped to save 5 percent, he said, youll see we saved 15 percent. Shawn Stamps, the districts facilities manager, has been in charge of the program conducting regular energy audits and raising awareness. Its been a year since we started, he said. The staff have been the backbone making it work. Stamps said each audit generated a report, and principals passed the information on to their teachers. As a result, after-hour procedures and summer shut-downs were created. Im finding that Schools saving money on power bills See SCHOOLS, page 3A By ED BALDRIDGE firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Its down to programs and people, thats the only thing left to cut, said Highlands County Sheriff Susan Benton Tuesday when she discovered that she and county staff had a $900,000 difference of opinion about the budget if the county was to keep a three-month cushion. Benton and all the constitution officers were before the commissioners to discuss their specific budget requests, and cuts, and every officer was facing deep cuts. The sheriff estimated that her department was going to return approximately $1 million in budget funds, mostly due to last-minute reductions and savings near the end of this fiscal year, but County Administrator Ricky Helms stated that the county estimated about $900,000 less than the budget the sheriff proposed. That numbers approximately $900,000 and that number has to come out of the budget and if it does not come out of the sheriffs budget, it must come out of your board departments that have already cut 12 percent, Helms said. Even with the cuts, we are out of balance now, so the board needs to address wheres the money coming from to make up the difference, Stewart said. Helms further stated that based on the numbers presented today, we are looking at layoffs. Chairwoman Barbara Stewart confirmed that layoffs were possible if the last-minute budget discovery was not changed. We are all looking at layoffs, Stewart said and even referred to cutting other constitutional budgets, like the Supervisor of Elections, to fill the $900,000 gap. I like how you presented that because of the sheriff, you are going to be looking at layoffs, Benton responded. You asked us to cut Benton digs deep into budget to find cuts News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Members of the Highlands County Sheriffs Office Special Investigations Unit test deploy their new equipment in a tight-space training. The HCSO has been told to cut an additional $900,000 from people and programs to meet budget requirements. See HCSO, page 5A
C M Y K By LARRYLEVEY News-Sun CorrespondentWhen Audrey Blackwell lived in Okeechobee several years ago, shed visit Sebring at times for restaurants and shopping. Blackwell now lives in Venice, where shes a reporter for the Venice Gondolier Sun. She also writes for a weekly supplement to the paper (and for sister-papers in Charlotte, Englewood, North Port, Punta Gorda and Arcadia). This supplement, called Lets Go, is a travel guide telling readers what to see and do within a short driving distance. I thought Id like to see what else Sebring has to offer and if its a good destination for our readers, Blackwell said. Ive always been impressed with Lake Jackson and I know this is golfing country. Alot of golfers from Venice and Sarasota come over here for a change of venue. But thanks to Dana Knight, administrative assistant for the Highlands County Visitors and Convention Bureau, who organized the three-day visit, Blackwell got to see what the whol county has to offer. She was given a heavy helping of Lake Placid, with a morning visit to the Chamber of Commerce for a look-see at the renderings of the murals, guided tours of the Depot Museum, Tobys Clown Museum and gift shop and the Caladium Coop, along with a brief walking tour to view several of the actual murals. The afternoon started off with a ranger-led tram ride at Highlands Hammock State Park into some of the back regions of the park, highlighted by the appearance of several alligators. The visit to the park ended with a guided tour of the states Civilian Conservation Corps Museum. Then off to Avon Park for escorted tours of South Florida Community Colleges Museum of Florida Art and Culture and its Theater of Performing Arts. The morning of day two was spent getting a behindthe-scenes look at the Sebring International Raceway and a tour of Chateau Elan Hotel and Conference Center. In the afternoon, it was back to Avon Park for a tour of the A.P. Depot Museum and its railroad dining car. Day three saw stops at the Brenner Pottery and Craft Gallery on the Sebring Circle, the Highlands Art Leagues Yellow House Gallery and Gift Shop and Henscratch Farms. Blackwell said she enjoyed her visit to Highlands County. This seems to be a place where people in the stores are customer-oriented and friendly, and its a place filled with a lot of things for our readers to do, she said. I enjoyed the good food and friendly staff at the restaurants I ate at and Id like to come back to see Lily Tomlin at the colleges New York-style theater. Page 2ANews-SunFriday, August 12, 2011www.newssun.com Pub Block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 00008034 Aug. 10 83646474852x:4Next jackpot $38 millionAug. 6 152730364344x:2 Aug. 3 142122244448x:2 Aug. 10 716192934 Aug. 9 2631333436 Aug. 8 1271121 Aug. 7 420262934 Aug. 10 (n) 3682 Aug. 10 (d) 0806 Aug. 9 (n) 7998 Aug. 9 (d) 7583 Aug. 10(n) 704 Aug. 10 (d) 530 Aug. 9 (n) 980 Aug. 9(d) 959 Aug, 9 832363715 Aug. 5 1721222420 Aug. 2 828293114 July 29 1123284113 Aug. 10 1118364146 PB: 38 PP: 4Next jackpot $20 millionAug. 6 2530545759 PB: 6 PP: 3 Aug. 3 1319212849 PB: 11 PP: 2 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d) is the daytime drawing, (n) is the nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball PP: Power Play Lottery Center Men of Promise have rally MondayAVON PARK The Highlands County Men of Promise/PK Rally is set for Monday evening at Community Bible Church, 1400 County Road-17A North, Avon Park. Afundraiser spaghetti dinner will be held from 57 p.m. to benefit Mel Williams, JASAprogram director. J.L. Wright, of J.L. Right Ministries Inc. in Bartow, will bring the 7 p.m. Men of Promise evening devotion and spiritual challenge.Artists display work at Hogs & RodsSEBRING Heartland Cultural Alliance has been asked to invite artists to display and sell their work for the Hogs & Rods show of cars and motorcycles on the Circle and spoke streets. The event takes place from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. Thousands of people are expected! Artists are invited to exhibit free. No set up fees. No commissions. Artists should be at the Circle by 4 p.m. to find a spot. For more information contact Fred Leavitt, president, Heartland Cultural Alliance, by email at email@example.com, or by phone at 402-8238. RPAC meeting set for Aug. 18SEBRING There will be a Recreation and Parks Advisory Committee meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 in the Sports Complex, Concession Building at 216 Sheriffs Tower Road, Sebring. The public is invited to attend.Longshot, Olden Knew play at DuffersSEBRING Two different bands will be entertaining the crowds at Duffers Sports Grille this weekend. The Longshot Band will play for the dinner crowd from 6-9 p.m. today. This four-piece local band plays a variety of country and original music that keeps everyones feet a tapping. Billy Griffis with Southern Style Karaoke will take over the stage after Longshot from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. to provide music for everyone to sing. The Olden Knew Band will play from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday. This threepiece local band plays a variety of rock, southern rock and Top 40 music for dancing pleasure. There is no cover charge for any musical entertainment. Duffers is at 6940 U.S. 27 North. For details, call 382-6339. Meeting set to discuss stormwater treatment projectsAVON PARK The Southwest Florida Water Management District is inviting the public to an informational meeting on the Lake Isis and Lake Tulane stormwater treatment projects, which will improve water quality in the lakes. The meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18 at the City of Avon Park Council Chambers, 123 E. Pine St. The district, in partnership with the City of Avon Park, is preparing to conduct stormwater treatment projects along the western shores of lakes Isis and Tulane to help improve lake water quality. The projects are expected to begin as early as November 2011 and result in a reduction in the amount of pollutants entering the lakes from stormwater runoff. Funding for the projects was provided by the districts Peace River Basin Board and the City of Avon Park. For directions to the meeting location, call 4524403, ext. 294. If you have any questions regarding the stormwater treatment projects, contact Manny Lopez at (352) 796-7211, ext. 4270, or Michael Peck at (352) 796-7211, ext. 4404. Who are the 2011 AP Pioneers of the Year?AVON PARK Inquiring minds will have to wait until Saturday, Aug. 20 to find out who will be named the Pioneers of the Year. Thats when the fifth annual Pioneer Reunion Picnic takes place at the Community Center, beginning at noon. In past years, the Pioneers were announced prior to the picnic. But, as Jean Jordan, picnic chairperson, says, This year were keeping it a surprise. All I can say is that they are well known, especially for their leadership and their work with the youth of Avon Park. We invite all to come out and make this a special day for them. Other than that change, News-Sun photo by LARRYLEVEY Becki Confetti Graham (left), executive director of Tobys Clown Museum and Gift Shop in Lake Placid, gives Audrey Blackwell, a reporter from the Venice Gondolier Sun, an indepth look at the museum. Writer samples many of the local gems News-Sun photo by LARRYLEVEY Audrey Blackwell, a reporter for the Venice Gondolier Sun, takes photos of the Sebring International Raceway from a balcony at Chateau Elan Hotel and Conference Center. She recently spent three days in Highlands County gathering information for her travel articles. Harold Eugene McBrayer Jr., 52, of Avon Park, was charged for burglary of unoccupied dwelling, unarmed; vehicle theft, grand theft of motor vehicle; and burglary of unoccupied conveyance, unarmed on Aug. 6. An incomplete name ran in the police blotter Correction COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 6A Special to the News-SunSEBRING Downtown Sebrings Destination Downtown is hosting a Kids Night Out event from 5-8 p.m. today. The event will feature many fun and interactive activities, including a talent contest with two divisions: preteen (ages three to 12) and teen (ages 13-18). In addition, a coloring contest for all school-age kids will take place from 57 p.m., along North Ridgewood Drive and in front of other stores as marked. There is no entry fee and prizes will be awarded. Registration will take place on site the day of the event. Other Kids Night Out activities include face painting by Sebring varsity cheerleaders, a dunk tank, school supply collection by ABATE; Alan Jay As for Wheels Program information and hot dog and sno cones vendors. Several Downtown Sebring merchants are offering incredible deals and discounts during this Destination Downtown Sebring event, which used to be referred to as Gallery Walk. Visit local businesses, enjoy refreshments and snacks and stroll the charming Historic Downtown Sebring District. Volunteers are needed and pets are welcome. For more information, contact Linda Tucker at 382-2649 or visit www.DestinationDowntow nSebring.com. Kids Night Out event tonight in downtown Sebring The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. Correction: Harold Eugene McBrayer Jr., 52, of Avon Park, was charged for burglary of unoccupied dwelling, unarmed; vehicle theft, grand theft of motor vehicle; and burglary of unoccupied conveyance, unarmed on Aug. 6. An incomplete name ran in the police blotter in a previous edition. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Wednesday, Aug. 10: Oscar Lee Brown, 26, of Lake Placid, was charged for knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked, first offense. Amy Lynn Crosby, 33, of Sebring, was charged with smuggling contraband, introducing into detention facility; possession of drug equipment and/or use; aggravated assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill; possession of controlled substance without prescription; possession of harmful new legend drug without prescription; domestic violence or battery, touch or strike; and possession of cocaine. Casey Sue Hayes, 30, of Sebring, was charged with cruelty toward child, infliction of mental or physical injury. Travis DeWayne Kizzire, 38, of Avon Park, was charged for lewd or lascivious behavior, molesting victim less than 16 years of age, offender 18 years or older. Jose Francisco Ortiz, 66, of Sebring, was charged for driving under POLICEBLOTTER Continued on page 5A
C M Y K By ED BALDRIDGE firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING County Commissioners voted 4-0 on Tuesday to confirm a new chief of Emergency Medical Services in Highlands County. Harvey Craven III, currently the Polk County EMS chief, and county staff are still working out the details of an employment contract, but has agreed to a pay cut to come to Highlands. Craven replaces Steve Colthorp, who retired from the position about a month ago. Craven makes $96,55 per year in Polk, where he has served for the last four years, but will only get $87,651 from the Highlands budget. Craven, according to his application, gained paramedic credentials in 1979, and County Administrator Ricky Helms recommended his hiring to the board. He cam out on top in the interviewing process, Helms said. He comes to us with a significant amount of experience and training. And he comes very highly recommended from some people I respect a lot. One of them is Mr. Rick Wiegand, our previous EMS director. Mr. Craven is from Polk County, and I expect he will bring a level of professional organization here for us, Helms added. Ive always believed that EMS is one of the highest thing that our county can provide, especially since we have a large population of elderly, Board Chair Barbara Stewart said. The only request I have of you is that you make sure that you work very closely with our special administrative person Sue Kimmel, Stewart directed. Helms stated that he and Craven were still working out the details for a stating date. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 12, 2011Page 3A JC PENNEY; 7.444"; 15"; Black; tax free IO085081189661 #1; 00010769 By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY email@example.comSEBRING Its hot. And humid. The house has begun to smell stale. That makes it the perfect time to set out on a small adventure, traveling back in mood and setting if not actual time. The first Hot Rods and Hogs Show will be held in downtown Sebring from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday While a warm-up to Sebring Thunder coming in September, Hot Rods and Hogs will be a memorable event all on its own. The party starts as the sun lowers in the sky, shadows lengthen and the temperature drops just a tad there are certainly worse ways to spend a leisurely summer evening than strolling through leafy Circle Park, or lingering on sidewalks to admire shiny hot rods and motorcycles. Theres something festive and old-fashioned about neighbors gathering together outdoors. Maybe its the chrome on the cars, reflecting faces back like tiny fun-house mirrors. Maybe its the music, the hot dogs, the sound of children laughing. Maybe its the joy and gratitude for living in a town where the chief of police is the DJ, spinning golden oldies. Probably its a combination of all of the above, accented by the fizz of a soda or the cold tang of a beer, and then made romantic with couples walking arm-in-arm as dusk settles in. As it becomes dark, folks who arent ready to re-enter the 21st century can go to the Kenilworth Lodge for a party from 8-11 p.m. instead. Climb the steps to the verandah and enter another era its the kind of place F. Scott Fitzgerald would have fit in. Enjoy the work created by local artists. Or sit in a rocker and watch the night lights across the expanse Lake Jackson. What ever one chooses whether spending an hour or the evening, the time will be well spent. Hot Rods & Hogs to invade Sebring on Saturday Commissioners approve new EMS chief By SAMANTHAGHOLAR firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Cracker Trail second grade instructor Cheryl Vermilye has recently been named the grand prize winner of the Got 2B Safe! national abduction-prevention program. Vermilye is one of five teachers from all across the country who will receive a $10,000 classroom makeover donated by the partnership of Honeywell and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. I am overwhelmed with the generosity of Honeywell and the Got 2B Safe! program. This ready-to-implement program is perfect to teach year round safety to my second graders, and I have shared the message school wide. This program gives meaning to safety with a real-world approach. This lifelong lesson is one that will go forth with the students to make an impact long after the walls of my classroom, Vermilye said. Aschedule has been created to help students keep track of safety rules throughout the school year. Each month the students will focus on a specific issue centered around the month and certain themes. The students will also review the four Got 2B Safe program rules: 1. Check First: Encouraging students to check with parents before accepting anything from people they do not know. 2. Go With a friend: Never go anywhere alone. 3. Its My Body: Teaching kids its okay to say no and their bodies are private 4. Tell a Trusted Adult: Teaching kids to tell an adult if anyone makes them uncomfortable, scared or confused. Vermilye used the Got 2B Safe program and turned it into an everyday lesson for her second graders and plans to practice the teachings throughout the year. Vemilyes new classroom will be unveiled Monday at 10 a.m. Teachers $10K classroom makeover to be unveiled Monday News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS The Hot Rods and Hogs Classic Car and Bike Show will be centered around the Circle in Sebring on Saturday. (teachers) are turning things off, like smart boards, printers and lights. Its a natural progression and the savings accumulate, Stamps said. The four sites with the highest costs are the high schools and the district office. The high schools are not surprising, given the athletic fields and how often events occur at night. There is a range in the cost of electricity per square foot: Avon Park costs $1.71; Sebring $1.56; Lake Placid $1.27. The district offices expensive bill $2.76 a square foot, for a total in 2010-2011 of $82,000 came as a surprise, even though that amount is $10,000 lower that the year before. Why is the district office so damn high? board member J. Ned Hancock asked. Thermostats are set too high and lights arent turned out, Stamps replied, adding that jalousie windows are another major problem. Another surprise is Avon Elementary. While the oldest campus, its costs are among the lowest $1.15 per square foot. Stamps explained this is partly because the school doesnt have as many electrical devices, like printers, refrigerators and microwave ovens. The biggest cause of high bills overall, Stamps said, is the cost of air-conditioning. Thermostats, especially in hallways, will be raised to the mid-70s, but the board insisted new parameters not affect student comfort or health. The most efficient school in the district is also the newest Memorial Elementary School. It only costs 94 cents a square foot. Continued from page 1A Schools trim power bills, looking for more NEWS-SUN 385-6155
C M Y K Many of us prefer air-conditioned rooms, solid cement s idewalks, and bright lights at night. There is no harm in that w hy not take advantage of the comforts technology has brought us? There is harm, h owever, in forgetting how humans impact the environm ent. Its one thing to chose an urban life, another to turn our b acks on the rural landscape around us. Thoughtlessly, we o ften step with heavy feet, causing painful consequences. Weve paved pastures, cut down trees and washed out the night sky. W orst of all is the trash, litter, cigarette butts, rusty car f rames, discarded appliances, moldy mattresses, left-over paint, buckets of used oil and w orn out tires people go out of their way to dump on the s ide of the road all to save a few dollars. Of course, there are no savings when defiling the land. Someone has to clean up the mess. If we as individuals dont pick up after ourselves, a government entity has to do it then the expense is passed along in the millage or special assessments. Monday the Highlands County Sheriffs Office issued a press release concerning tires dumped near State Road 64 and Olivia Drive. County crews have collected nearly two tons of used tires. Those dumped tires are an eyesore and an insult to the community as any trash heap accumulating in a pasture or by a lake or grove is. They are also a public health hazard. What kind of message do we send our children when we throw a candy wrapper out the car window, or sneak toa site in the middle of the night to toss old tires into the woods, or pour oil-based paint into the sewer? Its not like we can pretend we dont know the damage were doing weve known for too long. Dont know whats right from whats wrong? Heres a rule of thumb: If youre looking over your shoulder to see if anyone is watching you shouldnt be doing whatever it is youre doing. And youd better start looking over your shoulder. To stop the problem at the S.R. 64 and Olivia Drive location, the sheriffs office has set up video cameras. We understand the necessity, but despair that such a draconian act has to be taken. Another sliver of privacy vanishes, all because a handful of people are too selfish to do the right thing. Ironically, wed be willing to bet the people who dump are among the ones complaining about government being too big and intrusive. They show that contempt for authority and disdain for the community, The sad joke, however, is that spoilers of the environment only prove the need for government if only to protect us from polluters as they selfishly rationalize their way through life. Page 4ANews-SunFriday, August 12, 2011www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. email@example.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.orgDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. email@example.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. firstname.lastname@example.org CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. email@example.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. firstname.lastname@example.org EDITORIAL& OPINION Selfish, shortsighted and a threat to any neighborhood Not everyone appreciates the great outdoors. Not everyone finds a good sweat in the sun, hiking through a stand of pine, or slapping at mosquitoes fun. President Obama, the Democrat party and their members of Congress have spent years blaming former President George W. Bush for the nations current economic woes, which is akin to blaming the banks tellers for a bank robbery, or for the dishonesty of their bosses, the banks executives who were looting the till. Nobody in the left-dominated media bothers to note that in the last years of the Bush presidency Democrats controlled the Congress and thus had a death grip on the nations economy, having complete control over the nations purse strings. They spent and spent and spent the yet-uncollected taxes of future generations as well as our own as if there were no tomorrow. It wasnt a Bush Congress that jammed the incredible costs of Obamacare down the throats of the American people and their children and grandchildren it was our spendthrift president and his allies on Capitol Hill doing their classic imitation of the legendary drunken sailors on shore leave. Its simply common sense to understand that spending money one doesnt have in the hopes that the future will provide the needed funds is something like believing that some beneficent tooth fairy will come up with the money in the future. Now the president and the national Democrat party have suddenly discovered a scapegoat for the latest economic mess they have thrust upon the American people. They insist that the credit-rating downgrade was the fault of the tea party trying to control the nations purse strings. Im not kidding. They really expect us to swallow this whopper as the gospel truth. They expect us to ignore the fact that the millions of tea party members are simply Americans deeply and sincerely concerned about the nations economy and the tendency of the government to spend their hardearned tax money on whatever scam strikes its fancy. Its time to place the blame for our economic malaise where it belongs on the shoulders of the Obama administration and the Democrats in Congress. Tea party members have been the voice of reason, not the wild-eyed terrorists portrayed by the lefts crazy spin doctors. What would have averted the creditrating downgrade and the subsequent turmoil in the markets? Precisely the spending cuts advocated by the tea party. According to a statement by Jenny Beth Martin, a co-founder and national coordinator of Tea Party Patriots, the debtceiling compromise was full of accounting tricks and minor cutsto spending. She warns that these so-called cuts do not reduce our national debt. They are simply cuts to future deficit spending. Rather than prevent a crisis, the debt deal has already cost us our AAA credit rating, according to Martin. In addition, she explains that the tea party was the only organization pushing for the passage of the Full Faith and Credit Act, which would remove the threat of a national default. A couple of hundred years ago a band of American patriots demonstrated their contempt for a distant Parliament that imposed unjust taxation upon citizens, with no say in the matter, by dumping British-taxed tea in Boston Harbor. It was one of the acts of defiance that helped spark the American Revolution and created a new nation. Unlike the Boston tea party, todays todays tea party membership is nationwide and composed of people from every nook and cranny in this vast nation, but they feel the same determination to display their anger at the depredations of an out-ofcontrol national government that the Boston patriots showed toward a distant monarch who legend tells us could not speak a word of English, preferring instead his native German. Its past time for a little tea dumping of our own the bitter tea brewed by Barack Obama Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of The New Reagan Revolution (St. Martins Press, 2011). He is the founder and chairman of The Reagan Group and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Visit his website at www.reagan.com, or e-mail comments to Reagan@caglecartoons.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the author, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. Blame Obama Making Sense Michael Reagan Simple things cannot be accomplishedEditor: I am simply amazed, although not surprised, at the $80,000 we are planning to spend on the dredge hole in Lake Jackson. Somewhere along the line, even though the economy is in terrible shape, someone found a place where there is money just sitting and waiting to be spent. Now that weve found it, how should we spend it? Hmmmm, should we spend it on something the tax-paying residents have been asking for us to do for seven years now, or just spend it on something that no one, except the people who read the newspaper, or the people who will profit from it, will know? Seems to me that there is an urgency to spend this tourism money before someone else comes up with another inane idea and snatches it right from under our noses. When I approached the Sebring City Council about leveling off and/or removing the hurricane washed up sand from under the route 27 bridge between the lakes, I was told that they didnt want to spend money on that. When I have asked why our taxes are as high as they are, I am told its because we live on the lake. What do we get for our extra tax dollars? Its certainly not the services we receive, because we cant seem to get anything done. We have been almost begging since 2004 for someone to take an interest in the excess sand under the bridge, in our canals and the leaking dam on Little Lake Jackson. We have created organizations, held meetings, talked to people who are supposed to be in charge of our lakes, only to find we cannot get anything done. Weve been told that if we did anything ourselves we would go to jail. However, now we want to spend $80,000 to have someone with a dredge machine knock down the sides of a large hole in Lake Jackson. This will not fill the hole, but rather will make a slightly less deep hole that will be bigger than the one that is already there. This does not take a mathematician to figure out. Sort of like dumping $80,000 down the toilet. Deep holes do not mean drowning since the majority of drowning occurs in shallow water. We have heard plans for adding more dams to Jackson Creek for many millions of dollars only to have SWFWMD realize that it would not work. Wonder what the planning and research for that cost? Probably more than the fix to the leaking dam. Maybe if the dam wasnt leaking so much, the shoreline might not be 100 feet from the sea wall where it used to lap. Why is it that whenever the sand under the bridge is mentioned, the conversation ends. Why is everyone so afraid of mentioning who is responsible for maintenance of this waterway (we know FDOThas owned it since 1942 and will not allow any permits). We are told its not meant to be navigable, however it has been for years and years. Seems like it was navigable as long as it didnt cost any department any of their photo op, or pet project money. ... James J. Dean SebringNetwork TV program is mindless garbageEditor: I agree with Peg McKinleys letter in the Aug. 7, 2011 issue of the News-Sun except for one thing. We absolutely need to keep the Public Broadcasting System on the air. I cant afford neither cable or satellite TV. Most of the network TVprogram is mindless garbage. PBS give us intelligent, thoughtful, provoking, truthful programming. I enjoy shows such as History Detectives, Antiques Road Show and even kidsshows such as Wordgirl, which can even give adults a good laugh, too. I cant afford much, but I donate to PBS every chance I get. PBS is the one thing we taxpayers get for our money and its worth every cent. I have been a taxpayer since I was 13 years old; now I am a childless widower at 61 years old. I have paid the taxes family people dont pay and have never gotten a thing for my taxes. I, too, get mad when I see my tax money go to pay for illegal aliens, welfare baby makers and outright wasteful government programs. Although I enjoy my job, I will probably never get to retire, because I am battling cancer and need my jobs healthcare for working Americans, but instead goes to waste elsewhere. Lastly, there are other things we can do to help the economy. At present, the annual foreign trade deficit stands at $556 billion. This represents the loss of about 20 million or more American jobs, because Americans buy too many foreign products. If we got these jobs and money back to the United States, our country could pull itself out of this financial mess rather quickly. How? By buying American-made and Americanowned products. Countries like Germany, Japan and Korea are parasites on our economy. For every one American job lost at Ford or General Motors, nine other American jobs disappear as well. One of those nine jobs just might be yours. Jerry Nargelovic Sebring EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail email@example.com. 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C M Y K Associated PressPUEBLO, Colo. The Florida mother of two brothers and a sister captured in Colorado after an intense nationwide search said she is devastated after the weeklong manhunt and arrest of her children. Barbara Bell of East Palatka, Fla., spoke briefly Thursday to The Associated Press but declined to discuss their ordeal, saying she didnt think it would help them in the long run. Thank God theyre not tried by the media, she said. Theyre tried in a court of law and their story will come out at that time. Bell hung up the phone shortly after a reporter called, saying she needed to keep the line open for concerned family members to reach her. Im devastated and Im trying to be strong for other family members, Bell said. Throughout all of this, I think everybody just wanted it to stop. And now its over. Her children Lee Grace Dougherty, 29, Dylan Dougherty Stanley, 26, and Ryan Edward Dougherty, 21, face four Colorado state charges each of first-degree assault on a peace officer. They were scheduled for a first appearance in court Thursday in Pueblo, Colo. The siblings also have nobond warrants in Georgia and Florida on charges they robbed a bank in Georgia and shot at a police officer in Florida. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 12, 2011Page 5A MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; ff main top rhp only pg 3 or 5; 00010682 PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black; 84558-liqour IO11085PP5; 00010737 AMES, ANDREW; 3.639"; 7"; Black; in loving memory; 00010922 the influence of alcohol or drugs. Danny Richard Shay, 52, of Avon Park, was charged with domestic violence or kidnapping; domestic violence or sexual assault, victim over 12 years of age, force; and domestic violence or battery, causing bodily harm. James William Smith, 48, of Lake Placid, was charged with larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. Samuel Velez, 48, of Lake Placid, was charged with domestic violence or battery, committing felony battery by strangulation; and domestic violence or cruelty toward child, abuse without great harm. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Tuesday, Aug. 9: Doreen Ann Barnes, 42, of Sebring, was charged on a Lee County warrant for criminal mischief; and domestic violence. Henry Marquise Bright, 23, of Kissimmee, was charged with criminal mischief. Danielle Adele Evans, 30, of Altamont Springs, was charged with scheme to defraud. Patrick Duncan Gammage, 46, of Arcadia, was charged with aggravated stalking; and burglary of unoccupied dwelling, unarmed. Joshua Phillip Glodowski, 29, of 436 Joe Hilton Street, Avon Park, was charged with unlawful voluntary sexual relations, sex offender registration. Scott Anthony Graham, 44, of Sebring, was charged for using or possessing drug paraphernalia. Marvin Lamonte Lawton, 34, of Avon Park, was charged for withholdling support, non-support of children or spouse, three counts. David Moore, 35, of Avon Park, was charged for possession of drug paraphernalia; and possession of cannabis, under 20 grams. Jose Manuel Serrano, 22, of Sebring, was charged for domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Christopher Ross Williams, 34, of Lacoochee, was charged for resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Continued from page 2A JUANITAMYRTLE OCONNELL Juanita Myrtle OConnell, 72, of Sebring, Florida, passed away Wednesday, August 10, 2011, in Sebring. She was born June 7, 1939, to Herman Edward and Zada Malonia (Turner) Burdine in Rock House, Kentucky, and had been a resident of Sebring since 1981, coming from London, Ky. She was a homemaker and worked for the Highlands County Sheriffs Office for 10 years, retiring in 1996. She was of the Baptist faith and enjoyed ceramics and gardening and spending time with her family. She is survived by her husband, John Jack OConnell of Sebring; sons, Kenneth Hetzer, London, Ky. and Donald M. (Dawn) OConnell, Sebring; daughters, Rochelle Hills, South Melbourne Beach, Fla.; Kimberly (Chris) Farinella, Pawleys Island, S.C.; Kelly Burley, Sebring and Shawn (Tommy) Haralson, Sebring; brothers, Kenneth (Erleen) Burdine, Florence, Ky.; Ernest (Mary) Burdine, Florence, Ky. and Lonnie Burdine, London, Ky.; eight grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren. Funeral services will be held at a later date in London, Ky. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Florida Sheriffs Boys and Girls Ranch, P.O. Box 2000, Boys Ranch, FL320649984. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com Death NoticesLeroy S. McLaren, 62, of Avon Park, died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Avon Park, is in charge of arrangements. Henry Stukes, 84, of Avon Park, died Aug. 6, 2011. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Marion Funeral Home, Avon Park. OBITUARIES POLICEBLOTTER about $1.2 million, and we cut close to $800,000. That leaves about $400,000 difference, I dont see where you are getting the $900,000, Benton said. Helms explained that the county originally asked for the $1.2 million cut, but was now requesting an additional $500,000. Ah, well nobody told us that. You asked for a $1.2 million. Now you are asking for $1.7 million, thats a surprise to us, Benton said. Helms confirmed that to his figures to balance the budget were based on the revised $1.7 million in cuts form the sheriffs budget. That is absolutely undoable. There is no way we could possibly get anywhere near another $800,000 to $900,000. Not at all, Benton said as she shook her head. Now, I can go slashing programs and people, Benton said. I think it is interesting that we find out today that its in addition to the $500,000, Benton told commissioners mentioning the original $1.2 million requested cuts. In all fairness, this was listed in the budget which has been distributed publicly, which is on the boards website, which is readily available. So that the public thinks this is a surprise today is not accurate, Stewart responded. It is to us, commissioner, thank you, Benton countered. Benton asked to see the worksheets that put the amount of fund balance that would be available at the beginning of the next fiscal year, suggesting that the county was tracking about $10 million left over right now and may not have included the $1 million the sheriff estimated in return. Can someone explain to me what the $7 million is comprised of? Benton asked, speaking of the money used to balance the current years budget. Helms explained that the figure he has is based on the three months unrestricted fund balance the external auditor recommended and the historical data returned from constitutional officers. This is based on the history of unspent dollars at the end of the last fiscal year. If that number is wrong, then we have to come back in front of this board to request a change in the budget, Helms said. Was that specifically itemized by constitutional officer as to what those funds would be, the answer is no. That number is all of the unspent funds, Helms told the sheriff. Commissioner Don Elwell directed both Helms and Benton to work on their communications, stressing that there had to be other options to fill the gap. Benton sent a memo to commissioners on Thursday explaining she was cutting three programs and six employees from the HCSO budget. Benton, true to her words of having to reach into programs and people to meet a county budget request, sharpened her pencil and cut an additional $700,000 from her budget figures after leaving a meeting on Tuesday with the board of commissioners where they asked for more than $900,000 in reductions. After the meeting on Tuesday, my staff and I went back and looked at everything we could. We eliminated the pre-trial program, closed an entrance of the courthouse and cut the DARE Program completely, Benton said. We also cut our resource officers and bailiffs back, Benton said. We cut the school resources in half. Benton also cut three months out of personnel services, effectively making sure there was no cushion in the budget between the time personnel retired or left the agency and when a replacement was found. Additionally, Benton worked diligently to further cut overtime, education and training to meet to get as close as they could to the requested $900,000 from Helms. My staff and I are doing everything everything we can to meet the countys budget needs this year, Benton told the News-Sun. Continued from page 1A HCSO slashing away at budget My staff and I are doing everything everything we can to meet the countys budget needs this year.SUSANBENTON Highlands County sheriff Mom devastated after fugitive childrens capture
C M Y K Page 6ANews-SunFriday, August 12, 2011www.newssun.com CHICANES; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 8/12/11; 00010921 COWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 8/12/11; 00010932 Henscratch Farms 3x10.5 color 00010967 School students are living in poverty. The Pepsi Refresh project requires competing schools to promote the grant idea and gather support through voting. Currently Park Elementary ranks 69th in the competition. Weve been in a higher position, we need community support to get back up there, Cook said. There are several things that the community can do to help Park Elementary in the competition. Anyone 13 years old or older can vote on the idea everyday until Aug. 31. Voters should visit www.refresheverything.com/ purposelyempoweringsuccess/. Voters can also text in their votes by texting 108092 to PEPSI (73774) daily. Pepsi bottle caps, known as Power Votes, can be collected and brought into the school. Pepsi 12-pack soda cartons have codes printed inside and can also be dropped off at the school. This grant would not only go to programs we would use some of the money to purchase new technology for the school and students. We are going to use this money to improve the lives of not just the students but their families and our entire community, said Cook. To vote for Park Elementary in the Pepsi Refresh project or to get more information on Purposely Empowering Success for kids living in poverty ideas and grant budget breakdown visit www.refresheverything.com/ purposelyempoweringsuccess/. Continued from page 1A the format for the picnic remains the same: The event is open to the public, with attendees requested to bring a covered dish. Iced tea, coffee and table settings will be supplied by the Historical Society of Avon Park, which sponsors the event. Local Boy Scouts will be on hand to carry the dishes from the parking lot into the center and the various graduating classes from Avon Park High School will be recognized during the program. Admission is free, but families, high school classes and other groups can reserve a table for eight for $20 by calling Jordan at 453-6957Events planned at posts, lodgesAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 in Avon Park will have music by Gary Oliver from 5-7 p.m. today. Karaoke by Peg and Perry from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The American Legion Placid Post 25 will have a game of Texas Holdem at 2 p.m. today. Music with Tom McGannon from 6-9 p.m. Bingo-bango is set for 2 p.m. Saturday. Music with Twi-Lights from 6-9 p.m. For more information, call 465-0975. The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 will host music with L&LDuo today. Call for time. Mens Auxiliary bingo is at 2 p.m. Saturday. Corn hole game is at 5 p.m. Aprime rib dinner will be served Saturday, Aug. 20. Get tickets early. Music with Tony 5:30-7 p.m. For details, call 699-5444. SEBRING The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 will host music with Todd Allen from 6-9 p.m. today. The Ladies Auxiliary VFWRiders meet at 10 a.m. Saturday. Chrissy provides music from 5-8 p.m. Call 385-8902.The Salvation Army will distribute commoditiesSEBRING From 9 a.m. to noon today,The Salvation Army (3135 Kenilworth Ave.) will distribute commodities for eligible Highlands County residents. If you dont have a 2011 Commodities Card, register in the office and be able to receive commodities at the same time. If you have any other questions, call the Commodities Hotline at 3857548, ext. 306.Reptiles highlight childrens programSEBRING Anew program, Reading With Reptiles, a benefit for the Crocodilian Conservation Center of Florida will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Childrens Room of the Frostproof Library. Following the program there will be really cool posters and T-shirts available to purchase and the money raised will go toward the new Croc Center to be built in Frostproof beginning this fall. See flyers or ask the childrens desk for more information on this program for all ages. Continued from page 2A Park needs help to win grant COMMUNITYBRIEFS
C M Y K By HARRYR. WEBER Associated PressWESTPALM BEACH More money is coming to help with restoration of the Florida Everglades, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and state officials announced Thursday during a tour of land that feeds into the vast sub-tropical wilderness reserve known as the River of Grass. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said it will use $100 million to acquire permanent easements from eligible landowners and help restore wetlands on nearly 24,000 acres of agricultural land in the Northern Everglades Watershed. This is an important day. Its an important day for the United States. Its an important day for Florida, Vilsack said of the effort to reduce the amount of surface water leaving the land. The goal is to slow water runoff and the concentration of nutrients entering the public water management system and ultimately Lake Okeechobee and the Everglades. USDAplans to purchase these permanent easements from eligible private landowners, and assist with wetland restoration, in Glades, Hendry, Highlands and Okeechobee counties. Vilsack said the project will preserve jobs and natural resources during a difficult economic time. He called the land owners key partners in the effort. After all, their livelihood is dependent on the environment, he said as he prepared for a swamp buggy tour at the Winding Waters Natural Area in West Palm Beach. There are roughly 4 million acres in the northern Everglades, where they are providing the restoration. Including the money announced Thursday, USDA said it will have provided a total of $189 million in Wetlands Reserve Program funding during the past two fiscal years to help farmers acquire easements and restore wetlands in the Northern Everglades. The total amount of land covered by the funding is roughly 50,000 acres. According to the agency, under the voluntary program, landowners essentially sell their development rights to land and place their land in a conservation easement that permanently maintains that land as agriculture and open space. To be eligible, landowners must have had ownership of the land for the last seven years, be in compliance with wetland conservation provisions and meet income limitations. The project is expected to address the Everglades restoration goal of improved water quality, quantity and seasonal distribution. It also will form a conservation corridor from the Kissimmee River to Everglades National Park. We all benefit when we conserve our natural resources, Vilsack said. The entire Everglades ecosystem has suffered from years of dikes, dams and diversions to make way for homes and farms across crowded South Florida. Development and farming have also polluted the water. The state and federal government have been entrenched in a decades-long effort to clean the pollutants and restore some natural water movement that used to flow in a shallow sheet from the Kissimmee River basin near Orlando down through Everglades National Park. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 12, 2011Page 7A COMCAST-NNN; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 8/12/11; 00010919 Universal Centerof Martial Arts 3x10.5 00010964 MCTphoto A Roseate Spoonbill feeds at Shark Valley in Everglades National Park. US promises more money for Everglades restoration
C M Y K July 1, 2011Carl M. George to Angela R. Goss, PT Govt. L9 In Sec 3235-29/Easement, $70,000. Jolene P. Bohanon to Kelvin Moreno, PT Sec. 29-39-30, $300,000. Harry Elton Lowe to Marcia Shahan, L12 Blk 11 Lake Blue Est., $198,000. Alriza U. Agluba to Donald B. Soldini, L10 Blk 76 Placid Lakes Sec. 7 Resub, $17,000. John W. Yirsa to Charles W. Patrie, L25 Blk 1 Villages of Highlands Ridge Phase V, $234,900. Gerald Chaney to Rolando Rivero, L63/64 Pardees Sub/Others, $280,000.July 5Honkala Holdings Co. to Dorothy A. Wollschlager, L3 Blk 3 Lake June Pointe Phase 1, $190,000. T ravis Lunsford to Charles L. Reynolds Jr., TR 7 In Sec. 32-37-30/Easement, $75,000. Juanita Marcell Campbell to David A. Smith, L1246412468 Avon Park Lakes Unit 39, $3,000. Cristina Semeco to Larry McRoberts, L42 Blk 3 Country Club of Sebring Phase 2 Sec. 6 Nature Walk, $262,500. Linda Peppaceno to Charles L. Reynolds Jr., PT Sec. 29/32-37-30/Easement, $56,000. DJR Holdings to Tony P. Youwanes, L8 Blk 310 Sun'N Lakes Est., $2,400. Tom D. Murphy to Caroline C. Hester, L5 Blk 3 Lake June Vista Sub, $8,000. Lawrence A. Chunat to Josephine Burkhart Williams, L42 Blk 9 Venetian Village Revised, $74,000. Philomena Lewis to Arthur De Jongh, L25 Blk 71 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 3, $6,600. Gerald W. Close to C. James Burmeister, PT L1 Blk 104 Original Town of Sebring, $80,000. Jon K. Kah to Donald Gonzalez, L3686/3687 PT L3688 Avon Park Lakes Unit 12, $61,800. Donald Gonzalez to Juan Carlos Iglesias, L3686/3687 PT L3688 Avon Park Lakes Unit 12, $73,400. Warren Watt to Donald Gonzalez, L54 Blk 10 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 6, $91,000. Donald Gonzalez to Donald Carpenter, L54 Blk 10 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 6, $122,000.July 6Susan P. Lindsay to Douglas J. Leitch, L35 Blk 3 Erin Park, $52,500. James M. Ruester to David P. Ailstock, L4 Blk 42 Town of Avon Park/Easement, $4,000. Floyd H. Squires to Floyd H. Squires, L10 Blk B Avon Lakes, $40,000. Jason A. Hirsh to Heather M. Neff, PT L5 Blk 16 Town of Avon Park, $32,900. Bank of America to Scott Gunn, PT L62 Blk 250 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13, $95,000. Lora A. Ruggiero to Ronald E. Thomas, L17 Blk 3 Leisure Lakes Sec. 1, $138,500. Pamela L. Brown to Jack Smile, L20/21 PT L19 Blk 115 Lake View Place Add, $54,000. William H. Smart to Carol Ann Smart, L255 Sebring Hills, $21,100. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Amanda K. Sherley, L49 Blk 11 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 6, $100,000.July 7Elizabeth C. Harrod to Edouard Pierre, L12 Blk 8 Placid Lakes, $2,500. Edward A. Hardcastle to Matthew Suter, PT Sec. 7-3629, $50,100. Ford Leasing Development Co. to Alan Jay Ford Lincoln Mercury Inc., PT Sec. 5-3529/Others, $3,700,000. Harold L. Craft to C.L. Craft, L4 Sebring Falls, $27,500. Russell Kern to Dale E. Albert, L23 Blk 251 Sun'N Lake Est. Sec. 20, $14,500.July 8Heartland National Bank to Homer B. Gordon Jr., PT Blk D/E Avon Pines Sub, $30,000. John T. Parry to Terry M. Portis, PT L7 Blk 17 Town of A von Park/Other, $177,000. Lotsource Inc. to Derrick Redman, L10 Blk 239 Leisure Lakes Sec. 5, $6,000. Lotsource Inc. to Derrick Redman, L14 Blk 41 Leisure Lakes Sec. 11, $6,000. Leslie Fay Law to Wallace W. Winger, L10 Blk K PT Lake Placid Camp Florida Resort Replat, $73,500. Nancy Lym to Residential Investments, PT Sec. 12-3830/Easement/Other/Rerecorde d, $142,200. Pooran Gurcharan to Clarence E. Brewer, L12 Blk 174A Placid Lakes/Others, $7,000. Kip G. Richardson to Richard A. Murray, PT Sec. 636-28, $30,000. James R. Reynolds to Juan Vasquez, L7 Blk 130 Sun'N Lakes Est. Sec. 13, $2,000. Lotsource Inc. to Diane Hadad, L8 Blk 116 Leisure Lakes Sec. 7, $6,000. Lotsource Inc. to Diane Hadad, L15 Blk 364 Leisure Lakes Sec. 17, $6,000. Lotsource Inc. to Anthony Lawrence Birchwood, L13 Blk 5 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 11, $7,500. Loretta L. Barton to Gustavo Martinez, L1 Blk 22 Sun'N Lakes Est. Acres Sec. 34, $15,000. Joe F. Hood to Erin Bukovac, L6 Blk 345 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 16, $175,000.July 11Rose M. Sapp to Laurence J. Martinez, PT Sec. 17-37-30, $68,100. Eric N. Cayer to Celine Cayer, L7 Blk 301 Leisure Lakes Sec. 13, $!,500. Gernarita Luna Zayas to Eliezer Barrios-Velazquez, PT L10 Blk 6 Avon Park Est., $18,300. Gary W. Blackman to Lake Lynn Groves, PT Sec. 26-3529, $315,000. Maria Nunez to Maria Nunez, L2 Cindys Groves Sub Unit 1, $20,500. Edward L. Maher to Kyle Sager, L712 Sebring Ridge Sub Sec. C, $40,000. Lynette Mack to Lynda Bellinder, L11/12 Blk 290 Placid Lakes Sec. 20, $18,000. 809 Lake Jackson to Vasqueztal, Unit 209 Majestic Cove, $520,900. 809 Lake Jackson to Hermilo Castillo, Unit 309 Majestic Cove, $532,100. William A. Trotter to James E. Upchurch Jr., L22 Blk 26 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 2, $45,800. Rhoda Straw to Janet Lipe, L4 Blk 25 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 2, $48,000. Kimberly Sauter to James N. Smith, L11 Blk 146 Leisure Lakes Sec. 2, $55,000. Beneficial Florida Inc. to Russell W. Riddle, L2 PT L3 Blk 424 Highlands Towers Sub Revised, $65,000. Deborah C. Menotte to Barry T. Little Sr., L23/24 Blk 15 DeSoto City 2nd SUB, $1,000. William F. Hoffman Jr. to Carl A. Foster Sr., L1 Blk 89 Placid Lakes Sec. 8, $74,900.July 12Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. to Ana Patricia Vindel, L15 Blk 144 Placid Lakes Sec. 11, $2,400. Anita Bjork-Laesser to Christopher Hayes, L14 PT L13 Blk 273 Lake Sebring Sub, $135,000. Bankunited to Anthony Osborne, L88 Blk 342 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 16, $175,000. Heather Barnes to Area 51 Inc., L17 Blk 7 Lake Blue Est., $25,800. Mary Margaret Lane to Harold C. Holman, L5 Sebring Hills North Mobile Est. Unit 2, $38,300. Charles M. Ballard to George A. Cruickshank, PT L108 Blk 275 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13, $129,900. Eugene Erhardt to Ronald Skinner, L9 PT L8 Blk B Grove 1st Add, $200,000. Randy Allison to Jeffrey M. Lovely, L27 Country Club of Sebring Phase 2 Sec. 2 Sterling Oaks, $205,000. Kathy Dian Mixon to William Reagan, L6 Blk L Lake Jackson Heights, $78,000.July 13Fannie Mae to Stonecrest Income & Opportunity Fund 1, L160 Blk 3 Leisure Lakes Sec. 4A, $68,300. Jerry Pallazollo to Charles L. Reynolds Jr., PT Sec. 3237-30/Easements, $75,000. Alan Geiger to Alan Geiger, L52 Blk 261 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13, $46,000. Carol S. Kurtzman to Fidencio Rodriguez, L1023 Sebring Hills, $66,600.July 14Robert Hayes to David E. Serrano Jr., L8 Blk 2 Lago Vista, $110,000. Stockbridge Capital to Courtney Allman, L6 Blk 200 Sun'N Lakes Est. Sebring Unit 11, $3,000. Julai S. Mahoney to Jaison J. Luke, L16 Blk 19 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 2, $50,000. Highlands Independent Bank to Clinton Culverhouse, L29 Blk 7 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 3, $180,800. James J. James to York Florida Land, L19 Blk U Spring Lake Village II, $10,500. Robert M. Scranton to Derek Gorman, PT L7/8 Lake Isis/Other, $96,500.July 15Peter Proper Properties Inc. to Dark Horse Investments Inc., PT Sec. 11-35-30, $375,000. Juanita Thomas to Kelly Jean Johnson, L162 Golf Hammock Unit III, $132,500. Dorothy J. Van Howe to William C. L. Jones III, L10 Sylvan Shores Est. Sec. E, $225,000. David Young to Tyler S. Davis, Tracts 432/433 Sebring Lakes Acres Unit 3 Unrec, $150,000. Bank of America to William H. Wolf III, Tract 5 In Sec. 2937-30, $60,300. Jorge D. Hernandez to Regions Bank, L1 Donaldsons Sub, $124,600.July 18Wauchula State Bank to Louise H. Ray, L20 Blk 11 Leisure Lakes Sec. 1, $81,000. U.S. Bank to Eduardo Giraud, L1-3 Lakeside Heights, $25,000. PNC Bank to Howard Chad Pritchett, PT Sec. 12-3830/Easements, $24,000. Chad Anderson to Bob Foster, L3771/3772 Avon Park Lakes Unit 12, $27,900. Bank of New York Mellon to James Clifton Varble, PT L14 Blk E Lake Jackson Blvd. Sub, $136,700. Finley E. Cornett Jr. to Jerry B. Fangman, L11 Blk 242 Sun'N Lakes Est. Sec. 19/Other, $94,000. Billy Joe Johns to David D. Denkhaus, L307 Terraces at Lake Placid, $95,800. Dolores M. Campbell to Jacquelin Cruz, L12-14 PT L11 Blk 2 Hoffmans Grove Add to Lake Stearns Resub, $130,000. Rupert T. Preddie to Susan Kozma, L2483/2484 PT L2482 Avon Park Lakes Unit 8, $79,000. Dale H. Chaney to Jerry W. Seabolt, L112 Grayces Mobile Est. Add 1, $25,200. Gloria A. Long to Frederick Milton Adams, PT L7 Blk 1 Lakewood Villa Resub/Others, $235,000. Gilbert R. Twine to Robert F. Ross Jr., L10 Manor Hill Oaks, $239,000. Beanos Management Inc. to Joan D. McDowell, Unit 810 Fountainhead/Other, $99,900. Jose A. Rivera to Pedro Juan Oquendo, L13/15 Blk 25 Smith-McGinnis Cos Resub, $75,000.July 19World O World Corp. to William Rodriguez, L6932/6933 Avon Park Lakes Unit 22, $8,000. Vicki L. Crocker to Raymond F. Spurlock, L138 Blk3 Leisure Lakes Sec. 4A, $220,000. William G. Fleak to John Kneiss, PT Govt. L4 In Sec. 28-35-31/Other, $175,000.July 20Fannie Mae to David P. Bragg, PT L1 Lake Jackson Cove, $102,375. Jerry B. Fangman to Clarice M. Givens, L11 Blk 2 Mary Jane Manor, $35,000. J. Richard Swenson to Orion D. Carter, L8 Blk 38 Sebring Hills South Unit 2, $136,500.July 21AOK Company Inc. to William L. Spann Jr., Unit M5 Bluffs of Sebring Condo Phase V, $54,900. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Antonio Olivares-Torres, L23 Hillside Lake Annex, $15,500. Heartland National Bank to Homer B. Gordon Jr., PT Tract 8 Blk 6 River Ridge Ranches Unrec/Easement, $2,000. William F. Stewart to Avon Park Estates Corp., PT L8 Blk 21 Avon Park Est., $23,900. Federal National Mortgage Assn. to John B. Fields, L57 Blk 5 Erin Park, $31,000. Gordon E. Chaney to Rose M. Sapp, L45 Blk A Meadowlake Sub, $230,000. Federal National Mortgage Assn. to Raymond P. Byrne, L4 Blk 8 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 8, $53,000. James P. Milbrand to Virginia Lee Gough, L55 Country Club Lake Est./Easement, $82,000. Donald Marrone to Adrian Bowers, L151 Golf Hammock Unit III, $115,000. Yvonne A. Hayles to Brenda Jimenez, L4 Blk 56 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 5, $65,000. Ronnie E. Coffman II to Moises Mendoza, L5 Blk 6 Oakland, $30,000.July 22Internal Revenue Service to Hosmer L. Compton, PT Sec. 8-37-30, $82,100. Lamar A. ONeill to John M. Council, Unit 3B/7B Vinces Airport Condo, $50,000. Jerberta Corporation to GBS Brothers, L3/4 Western Park, $30,000. Anthony Ray to Jerry F. Medanich, L4 Blk 39 Sebring Hills S Unit 2, $99,000. Jerry F. Medanich to Andrew J. Oliver, Unit M-3 Bluffs of Sebring Condo Phase 5, $72,000. Harold E. McGuire to Randy D. Roberson, PT L5/6 FosterBeasley Sub Unrec, $31,000. Martin Hout to R.J. Keen Investments, L33 Lake Huntley Est., $56,000. Christopher L. Cardinale to Daniel West, L28/29 Blk 4 Temple Terrace, $8,000. Shannon Root to Russell J. Reed, L3 PT L2 Blk A Orange Heights Sub, $40,000. David F. Strasser to Gordon E. Chaney, L321 Highlands Ridge On Lake Bonnet Phase III, $114,000. Franklin E. Smith Jr. to Virginia A. Henderson, PT L5 Blk C Crosbys Sub, $45,000.July 25809 Lake Jackson to Adelso Adrianza, Unit 310 Majestic Cove, $560,100. Frank H. Clark to Charles Beck, L29 Blk 14 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 6, $90,000. Daniel I. Fontaine Jr. to Gustavo A. Morales, L603 Las Palmas Resort, $14,000. Lillian J. Hendricks to Jimmy S. Moon, L43/44 Blk 5 Lake & Ranch Club 3rd Add, $120,000. Fannie Mae to Jeff Vaughn, L15/16 Blk 10 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 4, $12,500. L ynda M. Sams to Donna E. Williams, L21 Blk 1 Fairway Lakes Est. Sec. 1, $100,000. Claudia Jayne Hanson to Lauren N. Leaphart, Parcel 19 Watson Tract, $113,500.July 26John T. Parry to Tami R. Lott, L16 Blk 1 Highlands Park Est. Sec. B, $2,000. John T. Parry to Tami R. Lott, L4/5 PT L3 Blk C Crescent View Sub/Others, $36,900. John T. Parry to Tami R. Lott, PT L3 Blk 21 Town of Avon Park/Others, $63,200. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development to Lovely Hilton, L1 Blk 4 Forest Hill Sub, $53,000. Jason Knox to Isidro G. Pentzke, L18 Blk 158 Placid Lakes Sec. 13, $70,000. Robert A. Meyer to Owen D. Schroer, L35 Blk 139 Placid Lakes Sec. 11, $137,000. Robert K. Heffner to Charles Ball Jr., L5 Blk 2 Altamont Place Add 2, $49,900. Ann Wilm Wood to Steven E. Layton, Tract 2 Savannah Farms/Other, $205,000. Suntrust Bank to Sheila Thomson Tubbs Trust, PT Tract A Somervale Downs/Easement, $40,000. Gary A. Godley to Michael J. Costello, L9 Blk A Lake June Pointe Phase 3, $200,000. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. to Anelida Santana, L8 Hillside Lake Annex, $16,000. Jolene P. Bohanon to Edward W. Koornneef, PT Venus Highlands Sub/Other, $317,000. Aaron T. Peavy to Dennis Rieken, PT Sec. 24-34-30, $33,700. Robert F. Snider to Judith L. Converse, L12/24 Blk 87 Placid Lakes Sec. 8, $150,000. Inez Beron to Frank Maggard, L201 Fairmount Mobile Est., $29,000. Wauchula State Bank to Deonarine Ramrattan, L26 Blk 9 Sebring Ridge Sec. G, $125,000.July 27Robert Hanson to Francisco Suazo, L5 Blk K Spring Lake Village II, $110,000. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to Anucha Mora, L21/22 Blk 2 Avon Park Lakes Red Hill Add Unit L, $25,000. Pernell Parker to Pernell Parker, L11A Scudders Unrec Sub, $5,000. Geraldine Allegra Donnelly to Southridge Citrus Nursery Inc., PT Sec. 14-39-29, $250,000. Ana M. De La Mata to Gilberto Rivera, L43 Blk 201 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 11, $84,000.July 28Fannie Mae to William M. Claytor, L14/15 Blk 89 Lake Lillian Sec. Highlands Lakes Sub Unit 1, $47,000. J.E. Futch Custom Homes Inc. to Gary P. McGehee, Building 2 Unit 308 Hammock Falls Unrec, $123,700. M/V Santa Fe SPV LP to Sam's East Inc., PT Sec. 2334-28/Easement, $3,400,000. Bittern Properties to Melissa Ann Albritton, L1 Blk 36 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 2, $105,000. Shirley A. Brubaker to Julie Newman, L1 Blk 14 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 1, $99,000. MJP Rentals to Edna Durant, PT L5 Blk 2 In Sec. 22-33-28, $69,900. Robert A. Devenezia to THEIS MARK A, L54 Prairie Oaks Phase I Add, $190,000. Manor Hill Development Inc. to Marion C. Stivers, L23/26/31-33 Blk 262 Sun'N Lake Est. Sebring Unit 13/Others, $108,000.July 29EE Construction to Yves Jean, L39 Blk 5 Highlands Park Est. Sec. E, $3,500. James P. Lee to Wells Fargo Bank, L115 Golf Hammock Unit III, $200,000. Deutsche Bank Trust Co. Americas to Kenneth L. Smith, L14 Blk 47 Sebring Country Est. Sec. 2, $65,400. James G. Smyth to Bill W. Clark, L5/6 Blk 35 Sebring Lakes Unit 2-C, $12,000. Forrest L. Clady to Forrest L. Clady, L30 Blk 30 Leisure Lake Sec. 4, $24,000. Suntrust Bank to Dale A. Fulwider, L5 Blk 81 Placid Lakes Sec. 19, $4,000. Jean J. DeJean to Olivier Egreteau, L7 Blk 14 Orange Blossom Est. Unit 7, $8,000. Lee C. Daniels to Terry A. Austin, L459 Golf Hammock Unit V, $190,000. David Scott to Courtney Ann Lenhart, L6 Blk 5 West Sebring Est. Sec. A, $103,800. Page 8ANews-SunFriday, August 12, 2011www.newssun.com Ridge Area ARC; 3.639"; 5"; Black; **includes internet**; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 9 9 2 2 5 5 STATE FARM; 3.639"; 2"; Black; **internet included**; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 9 9 2 2 9 9 POSHE DAY SALON; 3.639"; 2"; Black; main top *internet included*; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 9 9 3 3 0 0 DEEDTRANSFERS
C M Y K Page 9ANews-Sun Friday, August 12, 2010www.newssun.com NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued out of the Circuit Court of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit In and For Broward County, Florida, on the 13th day of January, 2010, in the cause wherein ADORNO & YOSS, LLP, a limited liability partnership, is Plaintiff, and FRED STERNBERG, an individual, BONNIE STERNBERG, an individual, BBBENTLEY CORP., f/k/a Baxter International Corp. a dissolved Florida profit corporation, and BBBaxter LLC. a dissolved Delaware limited liability company, are Defendants, being Case No. 09-020781-09 in the said Court, I, Susan Benton, Sheriff of Highlands County, Florida, have levied upon all of the Defendant, BONNIE STERNBERG's, right, title and interest in and to the following described REAL property in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: LOT 4, PLANTATION HILL SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 56, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA STREET ADDRESS FOR THE SUBJECT PROPERTY IS: 1706 West Stryker Road, Avon Park, FL 33825 and on the 6th day of September, 2011, at the Commerce Avenue entrance to the Highlands County Courthouse, in the City of Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all of the said defendant, BONNIE STERNBERG's, right, title and interest in the aforesaid property at public outcry and will sell the same, subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution. Dated this, July 26, 2011 SUSAN BENTON, SHERIFF OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORID A By: /s/ Lt. J. Bailey Jr. Lt. Jack Bailey, Jr. DEPUTY SHERIFF In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the agency sending this notice at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, Telephone 863/402-7228 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TTD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Services. July 29; August 5, 12, 19, 2011 NOTICE 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 County, Florida, on the 3rd day of November, 2010, in the cause wherein RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA, is Plaintiff, and ALBERT MIDDLETON and KIMBERLY MIDDLETON a/k/a KIMBERLEY MIDDLETON, are Defendants, being Case No. 562010CA001223 in the said Court, I, Susan Benton, Sheriff of Highlands County, Florida, have levied upon all of the Defendant, KIMBERLY MIDDLETON's, right, title and interest in and to the following described PERSONAL property in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: 2005 FORD EXPEDITION VIN #1FMPU17505LB13670 2006 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER VIN #3A4FY58B36T284736 and on the 6th day of September, 2011, at DUCK'S BODY SHOP, 1153 Hawthorne Dr. in the City of Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, at the hour of 1:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all of the said defendant, KIMBERLY 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 best bidder or bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution. Dated this, August 3, 2011 SUSAN BENTON, SHERIFF OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORID A By: /s/ Lt. J. Bailey Jr. Lt. Jack Bailey, Jr. DEPUTY SHERIFF In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the agency sending this notice at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, Telephone 863/402-7228 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TTD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Services. August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011 NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicles will be sold at public sale or auction to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.78(2) of the Florida Statutes at 10:00 a.m. on 9/1/11 at 1118 WEIGLE AVE. Sebring, FL 33870. 1989 VOLV YV1AX8846K1359298 2000 CHEVY 2GCE19V5Y1243014 SALE DATE 9/9/11 1941 CHRY 7689556 August 12, 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 OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001031 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. JULIE C. RODRIGUEZ A/K/A JULIE RODRIGUEZ, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated July 21, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001031 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JULIE C. RODRIGUEZ A/K/A JULIE RODRIGUEZ; AMERICAN EXPRESS CENTURION BANK; CHASE BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION; 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 COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 23rd day of August, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 5 AND 6, BLOCK 171, OF SEBRING HIGHLANDS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 97, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 4523 HOWARD STREET, SEBRING, FL 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on July 25, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy 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 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) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. August 5, 12, 2011 1050Legals 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-000510 HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR DEUTSCHE ALT-A SECURITIES MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-OA1, Plaintiff, CATHY EILEEN COOKE A/K/A CATHY E. COOKE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated July 22, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-000510 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR DEUTSCHE ALT-A SECURITIES MORTGAGE LOAN TRUST, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES SERIES 2006-OA1, is the Plaintiff and CATHY EILEEN COOKE A/K/A CATHY E. COOKE; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CATHY EILEEN COOKE A/K/A CATHY E. COOKE N/K/A JANE DOE; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE FINANCIAL CORPORATION; FOUNTAINHEAD CONDOMINIUM, INC.; 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 COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 23rd day of August, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: UNIT 1006, THE FOUNTAINHEAD CONDOMINIUM, ACCORDING TO DECLARATION OF CONDOMINIUM RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK 287, PAGE 386 AND AMENDED IN O.R. BOOK 298, PAGE 94 AND O.R. BOOK 996, PAGE 9, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, TOGETHER 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, PAGE 1, PUBLIC RECORDS OF DESOTO COUNTY, (NOW HIGHLANDS), FLORIDA. A/K/A 2131 LAKEVIEW DRIVE APT 1006, SEBRING, FL 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on 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) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. August 5, 12, 2011 Notice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to Section 865.09, Florida Statutes NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of Nutn Fancy Grillin located at 110 Cougar Blvd, in the County of Highlands, in the City of Sebring, Florida 33872 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Florida Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 10 day of August, 2011. Robert W. Strenth August 12, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-290 IN RE: ESTATE OF MARIA ANTONIA COSTA, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of MARIA ANTONIA COSTA, Deceased, whose date of death was January 15, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870-3867. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is August 12, 2011. Personal Representative: Josephine Salome Costa Yuhacik 314 Starfruit Avenue Lake Placid, Florida 33852 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-336 IN RE: ESTATE OF LEONARD WALTER RISING a.k.a. LEONARD W. RISING Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LEONARD WALTER RISING a.k.a. LEONARD W. RISING, deceased, whose date of death was December 8, 2010, and whose social security number is xxx-xx-xxxx, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is August 12, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ John J. Drost 1944 Highlands Blvd Avon Park, Florida 33825 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ David F. Lanier E-Mail Address: email@example.com Florida Bar No. 045399 DAVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400 Telephone: (863)453-4457 August 12, 19, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-323 IN RE: ESTATE OF CHARLES C. COLEMAN Deceased. 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) YEARS 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 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11445GCS SECTION MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION, F/K/A MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, v. TIMOTHY D. SCHROEDER; DEBRA M. SCHROEDER; TENANT #1; TENANT #2; and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, 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 OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, 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 OTHER CLAIMANTS YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose on the following real property in Highlands County, Florida: TRACT 61, HOLIDAY HILLS, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AT 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 written defenses to the Complaint, if any, to Gregory A. Sanoba, Esq., 422 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801, on or before August 31, 2011, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATE: July 25, 2011. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk August 5, 12, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-128 GCS MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION, F/K/A MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, v. MAYRA E. GARCIA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MAYRA E. GARCIA; TENANT #1; TENANT #2; and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, 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 OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to a Final Judgment entered in this cae in the Circuit Court of Polk County, Florida, the real property described as:: LOT 26 AND THE NORTH 1/2 OF LAT 27, BLOCK 55, LAKEWOOD TERRACES, SHEET 3, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE(S) 94, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. will be sold at public sale to the highest and best bidder for cash on 31 day of August, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at the Highlands County Courthouse, 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 DATE: July 29, 2011. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk 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 the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863) 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled 1050Legals 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GCS 11-452 Judge: J. David Langford BROWN & BRWON INVESTMENTS, LLC Plaintiff(s), -vs.JIMMIE JOHNSON, CHARLENE HORNES, CARMINA L. MESSNER, and FORREST H. HILTON, Personal Representative of the Estate of Lois W. Bagwell, deceased. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION PROPERTY TO: Jimmie Johnosn 812 S. Florida Ave. Avon Park, FL 33825 Charlene Hornes 812 S. Florida Ave. Avon Park, FL 33825 or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to Quiet Title for the following described property in Highlands County, Florida, to wit: Lot 16, Block H, TOWN OF AVON PARK, Section 22, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 58, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel ID Number A 22-33-28-010-00H0-0160 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and address is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before September 20, 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on August 9, 2011. ROBERT W. 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If We can assist you, please call us: 385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ***************************************** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 08000273GCS SUNTRUST BANK Plaintiff, vs. CARLOS NARANJO, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CARLOS NARANJO, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on June 13, 2011, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: A PORTION OF SECTION 19, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 31 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE NORTH HALF OF SAID SECTION 19; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 50 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE SOUTH LINE OF THE SAID NORTH HALF, A DISTANCE OF 695.50 FEET; THENCE NORTH 00 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 57 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 37.50 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF BONEY ROAD FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 00 DEGREES 50 MINUTES 57 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 1,306.49 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 20 MINUTES 10 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 525.20 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 00 DEGREES 52 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 1,319.17 FEET TO A POINT ON THE SAID NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 50 SECONDS WEST ALONG SAD NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF 524.55 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. and commonly known as: 16400 BONEY ROAD, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on August 24, 2011 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 26th day of July, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk August 5, 12, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 11-133-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. GREGORY B. SOMMERFIELD, ALLISON M. SOMMERFIELD, and BRUCE R. SOMMERFIELD, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Final Judgment on Verified Complaint'' (the "Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on August 4, 2011, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, as described below at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on September 6, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.: SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT "A" EXHIBIT "A" Lot 4434, Lot 4435, and Lot 4436, AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT No. 14, according to the Plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 5, at Page 7, 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. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk August 12, 19, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 11-000134-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. DAVID WILLIAM SIMONS, CITICAPITAL COMMERCIAL LEASING CORP., CITICAPTIAL COMMERCIAL CORP., ROYAL'S, INC., a/k/a ROYAL'S FURNITURE, INC., U.S. BANK, N.A. d/b/a ELAN FINANCIAL SERVICES, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Final Judgment on Verified Complaint'' (the "Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on August 4, 2011, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, as described below at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on September 6, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.: SEE ATTACHED EXHIBIT "A" EXHIBIT "A" Parcel 1: Lot 7 and Lot 8, in Block 2, of VACATION ESTATES, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 11, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel 2: Lot 5898, SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES, SECTION D, According to the Plat thereof, recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 13 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. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk August 12, 19, 2011 1050Legalsprofessional service directory 5x21.5 00010683
C M Y K Page 11ANews-Sun Friday, August 12, 2010www.newssun.com Contact UsBy Phone(863) 385-6155By Mail2227 US Hwy 27S Sebring, FL 33870By E-Mailwww.newssun.com/contact/ DODGE ARIESStation Wagon 1986. No rust, A/C, runs great, new tires, excel cond. $1200 obo $1200 Call 863-659-1081 1997 VWPassat GLX, sta-wgn, cold A/C, AM/FM/CD, leather, pwr-windows, alloys, moon roof, like new tires. Kelly Book-$5020, asking $3595 obo.Need $ to help Son @ UCF. Sorry Sold! 9450Automotive for SaleCHEVROLET S-10'00 Step side. 4 cyl. 2 door. New tires. Good cond. $3000. Call 863-699-1765 9200Trucks 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 & Supplies SEBRING -GIGANTIC SALE! Storage units at 542 Lemon Ave. (previously Bargain Bay) Fri & Sat 8/12 &13, *8am -2pm, Furn., sm. kitchen appl., lamps, dishes, bedding. Too Much To List! SEBRING -228 Whatley Blvd. Thur Sat, 8Am 4PM. Household items, furn., tools, etc. LORIDA -1808 US HWY 98 Fri8/12 8am ? Sat 8/13 8am-? Sat. 11am serving BBQ Ribs & chicken plus swamp cabbage. Baked goods, homemade jellies, Knick Knacks & misc. Much More! LAKE PLACID36 Tall Oaks Tr. Sat. Aug. 13, 7am4pm. Antiques, china cabinet, entertainment center, decor items, tools, 2 desks, misc. furn. AVON PARKMulti Family Sale 12 W. Raymond St. ( off N. Lake Ave.) Fri & Sat Aug 12 & 13, 8AM-? Something For Everyone Too Much To List! AVON PARK107 S. Lotela Ave. Sat. 8/13, 8am-4pm. Mobile chair. Micro waves, toys, clothing (woman's & man's), jewelry, Too Much To List! Benefits go for College Fund! 7320Garage &Yard Sales VACUUM -Upright / excellent condition. reconditioned & Guaranteed 30 days. $ 20 863-402-2285 SAW -10 inch Delta Bench / new blade on saw / also extra blades. $55 863-699-9905 FULL SIZEBrass Headboard / Frame / Mattresses. $100 863-465-5210 EXERCISE BIKEBy Power Rider / Fully Adjustable / Like New. Cost $200, But Asking $50 863-465-5523 DINING ROOMTABLE w/4 chairs. Chairs have cane backs & fabric seats and wheels. $100 863-471-9714 BIKELADIES10 Speed By Spirit. $25 863-465-5523 AIR CONDITIONER4000 BTU Room size unit. Hot Point, older model, works excellent. $40 863-402-2285 7310Bargain BuysMOVING SALE!Sofa bed-Qu. $75, Silk Damask swivel rocker $50, 2 Mahogany shadow bxs $25 ea., Danish modern hutch $50, blue/white hutch $25, Qu. Mahogany bed w/ bedding $100 863-655-2399 7300MiscellaneousLOVESEAT &2 chairs, Italian Leather, Latte in color. Great cond. $575 Call 863-381-8120 7180FurnitureUPRIGHT DEEPFreezer White Excel. cond. $150 obo / REFRIGERATOR White, New-2 mos. old ice & filtered water in door, side by side. Paid $900 will sell for. $500 Call 863-382-9800 7040Appliances 7000 MerchandiseAVON PARKLarge Retail/Office Building, 100 E. Main St. A MUST SEE! 863-295-9272 6750Commercial Rental SEBRING 3/2home. Lakefront w/pool. Many upgrades. Nice yard. Enjoy boating, fishing & swimming, right in your own back yard! $1200 per mo. 1st./last/sec. 863-446-1861 SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3BR, 2.5BA, 1CG $800/mo. No Smoking, no pets. 863-655-0311 SEBRING 3/1Efficiency, appliances included, fenced lot 100 x 80, above ground pool 25x25 (available for sale), ATD security system available. Close to Florida Hospital & SFCC. $900/mo. + deposit. Call 863-458-0551 SEBRING -2111 Colmar Ave. 3BR, 2BA. No pets or smokers. $700 monthly. !st / last / plus $300 deposit. 561-965-4458 or 561-379-6823 PLACID LAKES3/2 full baths. New House $750/mo. + $750 dep. Beautiful views, quiet & nice. All tile & new appl. 305-926-7987 LAKE PLACIDDbl. wide 3/2 Country home, w/fenced back yard in the Sun 'N" Lakes Estates. $550/mo. Please call Michelle at 863-381-5661 LAKE PLACID2BR, 1BA, Newly Remodeled! W/D, large yard. Convenient location, close to Interlake Blvd. $600/mo. RENTED!!! AVON PARK2BR /2BA / Bonus room. Appliances work, a/c runs cold, carpet, W/D, carport. 3 blks off Hwy 27 N. & 1.5 mi from A.P. Walmart. $600 mo. Plus deposit. 865-207-8279 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING -Quaint Older Home w/beautiful hardwood floors. 2BR / 2BA, fenced backyard w/patio. 1 car garage. Washer/dryer. $625/mo. plus utilities. Call 863-991-0290 LAKE PLACIDNear Lake Placid Boat Ramp with lake access. Furnished 2/1, appliances, A/C. $650/mo. + $500 security. 863-465-1354. 6250Furnished HousesNOW ACCEPTINGAPPLICATIONS VERANDA BREEZE APARTMENT AND TOWNHOMES Affordable Housing Income Restrictions Apply. 2, 3, & 4 Bedrooms Clubhouse-Playground Resident Activities-Computer Lab 2308 Wightman Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Phone 863-382-0044 TTY/TDD 711 BEAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING 2BR, 1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping, building 5 yrs. new. Pets OK. $595 month. 3106 Medical Way. Call 863-446-1822 AVON PARK2/1.5. Small yard, quiet neighborhood, washer/dryer hook up, central heat & air. $500/mo + deposit. Call 863-257-1865 AVON PARKLEMONTREE APTS 1BR $520 mo. + $350 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Call Alan 386-503-8953 AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8598 6200UnfurnishedApartments AVON PARK**** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 SEBRING -1 & 2 BR Apts. Fresh paint. Includes water. $395-$550 / mo. Call Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. 6200UnfurnishedApartments 6000 Rentals SEBRING 3/2unfurnished. Secluded setting. Fenced in back yard. Water & trash incl. $650/mo. first, last & security, or bi-weekly option. 863-655-0881 or 863-381-0981 SEBRING -Double Wide on 2 lots. Large enough for Motor Home. Semi Furnished. 2BR / 2BA. $600 monthly + utilities. 1st & last deposit. For Info call 863-655-6794 5150Mobile HomesFor RentPALM HARBORHOMES Cash For Clunkers 5K For Your Used Mobile HomeAny condition 800-622-2832 ext. 210 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesATTENTION: CASH for your Home, Duplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, "As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4320Real Estate WantedSEBRING 1202Armstrong St. Orange Blossom Estates. Corner Lot. $2800. Call S. Smith 830-563-3357 4220Lots for SaleLAKE PLACIDCovered Bridge 2/2 w/den 2 car garage, screened porch, new A/C. No agents. 863-633-9047 4100Homes for SaleLake Placid 4000 Real EstateWANTED MODELTrain Collections. Cash for large or small collections, any gauge. Call 352-592-5081 3050BusinessOpportunities 3000 Financial SUN NLAKE Subway is now hiring for all positions. Must be avail. to work anytime. Go to subway.com and print out the application, and return to the Sun N Lakes location between 10am. & 11am, Monday-Friday. No calls please. ROOFERS WANTED/ drug free workplace. POSITION FILLED!!!! RECEPTIONIST/BOOK KEEPERASST. F/T, Venus, w/opportunity for advancement. Must have computer skills. 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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE email@example.comTheir offense scuffling the last few games, Team Florida exploded against an unlikely foe to force a second and deciding game for the Dixie Ozone World Series championship. Though their first five games, including Tuesdays 3-1 win over Sebring, host Madison Heights had surrendered just eight total runs. But the boys in blue got past their recent struggles and returned to form, riding an 11-run, 15-batter third inning to a 17-3 win. Chris Jenkins gave Team Virginia the early lead, tagging a one-out home run off Seth Cannady in the top of the first. But Cannady answered back with a homer in the bottom half with Trey Frazier aboard for a 2-1 Sebring lead. Later in the inning, Josh Crouch laid down a suicide squeeze to make it 3-1. Three more were added in the second, with Alex Lopez batting one in and scoring himself on a wild pitch for a 6-1 lead. But Madison Heights fought back with Jenkins batting one in and another crossing the plate on a wild pitch. But that was just a bit of drama before Team Florida unloaded. Cannady started the third with a single, stole second and scored on Jimmy Pecks 14th RBI of the tournament, setting an Ozone World Series record. Crouch then doubled to bring Peck in with one out and Daniel Simons beat out a dribbler. Jay Bible brought three in with a blast over the fence in left center to make it 11-3 and with two out, Alex Lopez got things rolling again with a single. Frazier singled to move Lopez to third and stole second himself to put two in scoring position for Cannadys two-run single. Peck then added to his record total with another RBI single before Kyle Lunchbox Helms doubled him home. The climactic moment soon came when Crouch launched a soaring home run that cleared the outer fence to provide for the final margin. Having lost Tuesdays contest to Team Virginia, Sebring needed to beat them twice to reclaim their title. The win set up the clincher, set for early Thursday afternoon. Check www.newssun.com for the final result and Sundays News-Sun for a recap.Wednesday winFollowing Tuesdays first loss of the Dixie Ozone World Series, 3-1 to host Madison Heights, the Sebring All-Stars were in a do-or-die contest Wednesday night against a familiar foe. After being trounced, 14-2, by Sebring in the opening game of the tournament, Sumter, S.C. had become the comeback kids, winning four in a row to make it to the Final Four. But Team Florida again had their number, ousting them from the Series with a 6-2 win. Daniel Simons got the start and worked a scoreless first before Seth Cannady put Sebring on the board with a solo home run to center. But the offense that scuffled against Team Virginia the night before wasnt getting much traction this night either. That was a real tough pitcher (Ryan Touchberry), head coach Dean Frazier said. He threw what seemed like about 95-percent curveballs and was keeping us off balance. And it looked like it might settle into a pitchers duel for the second game in a row as both teams went scoreless in the second and Sumter wouldnt score in the top of the third. But Sebring added two in their half of the third, with Brendan Doty not only getting his first hit of the Series, but making it count with a home run over the left-center field fence. Then, with two out, Cannady ripped one down the line that ricocheted off the third-base bag for a double and soon came in when Jimmy Pecks mile-high pop to short right couldnt be caught. Abit of wildness and bad luck, however, allowed South Carolina to get on the board in the top of the fourth. Evans Lewis smashed one up the middle that hit Simons in the leg and bounced out to left for a single. With two out, Jay Bible made a diving stab of a Dawson Price rip to third, but in trying to throw across from his knees, the throw got away, putting runners on the corners. Consecutive walks then plated Lewis before Trey Frazier made a nifty charge and throw of a slow chopper to short to retire the side. Team Florida got that run back, plus another, when Kyle Helms lead off the bottom of the inning with a double to right, giving way to pinch-runner D.J. McPhail. Two outs later, Everett Hurst came up big with a two-run homer for a 5-1 lead. But Sumter would not go SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Friday, Ausut 12, 2011 Page 3B Courtesy photos by COLEEN SHORT Above: Brendan Doty watches his first career home run head for the fence in Team Floridas 6-2 win over Sumter, SC Wednesday in the Dixie Ozone World Series. Below: Daniel Simons went the whole way for Wednesdays win, putting Sebring back into the Dixie Ozone World Series Championship contest. Photo courtesy of www.endurancesportscar.com Dare to take on the Sebring International Raceway? Heres your chance. Special to the News-SunSEBRING Ever dream about running your car atthe SebringInternational Raceway? For the first time in its 60year history, SebringRaceway will open the gates to anyone with a valid drivers license, and over the age of 21, the weekend of August 27-28 to experience what virtually all racers call their favorite, most demanding racetrack in theworld. Experience the 17-turn, 3.7 mile course in your own personal car lead by professional race car drivers and instructors who have raced and won at Sebring. And its not just a drivearound,as Saturday afternoon features instruction on Sebrings purpose-built skid pad (furnished cars) and autocross preceded by a vehicle-dynamicsclassroom session held by 7-time Sebring event winner Terry Earwood, who was also Chief Instructor for Skip Barber Racing school for 27 years, Drag Racing Hall of Famer and IMSANational Touring Champion. Terry and his co-instructors will demo and ride with you for instant feedbackon both the autocross and skid pad and will drive separate Pace Cars for Sundays exciting event. No matter what your ride you will enjoy learning to properly apex, trail-brakethe most exciting track in America in your own preferred speedgroup. And, after lunch on Sunday, you can request one of our professionals take you for a spin in your own car to experience the track at speed whether you have a GT3 Porsche, Z 06 Corvette or Mini Van, you will be able to participate in your own speed group! The Sebring Racing Fantasy Camp includes opening reception, Saturday night lodging at the Chateau lan Hotel and Sebring Racing Fantasy Camp See SIR, Page 3B By FRED GOODALL Associated PressTAMPA DaQuan Bowers is eager to prove the Tampa Bay Buccaneers were right, and 31 other teams were wrong about a knee injury that hurt his stock in the NFLdraft. The former Clemson defensive end led the nation in sacks last season and was considered a probable top 10 pick before undergoing surgery in January. Some teams shied away from him on draft day, fearing a less than full recovery might shorten his pro career. But the Bucs were encouraged by the medical reports they gathered on the 2010 Atlantic Coast Conference defensive player of the year and felt comfortable with selecting him in the second round to help bolster a sagging pass rush. Tampa Bay was last in the NFC with 26 sacks a year ago, but feels its addressed the deficiency after using its top two picks in the draft on Bowers and first-round selection Adrian Clayborn. Hes coming along really well. ... Hes a giant, 280-pound end. You could see his power rush was his game (at Clemson), you saw his speed and quickness, coach Raheem Morris said. The plan we had from the beginning was lets draft him, lets be cautious with him. Maybe were too cautious with him, but its smart. Two weeks into training camp, Bowers is listed on the depth chart as the second-string left end behind third-year Michael Bennett. More importantly, though, is he hasnt had any problems with his right knee and Morris said he will likely play 12 to 15 snaps in his preseason debut Friday night against the Kansas City Chiefs. Once Im finished for the day, I ice it down and go on about my business, Bowers said. Theres no soreness, no swelling, no anything. Its the second year in a row theyve used their first two selections in the draft on defensive lineman, with Bowers and Clayborn joining secondyear tackles Gerald McCoy and Brian Price to form what Morris and general manager Mark Dominik hope will become a dominant front. When the Bucs selected the 6-foot-4, 277-pound native of Bamberg, S.C., with the 51st pick overall, Dominik conceded that the knee injury might force the team to bring the 21-year-old along slowly. Nevertheless, he and Morris said Bowerstalent and potential made it difficult to resist taking a chance on him at that point in the draft. Bowers had 19.5 career sacks at Clemson, including 15.5 last year when broke the Tigerssingleseason record of 9.5 previously held by the late Gaines Adams, who was drafted by the Bucs in the first round in 2007. Bucs pleased with rookie Bowers MCTphoto DaQuan Bowers, No. 93, lead the nation in sacks at Clemson last season, but offseason knee surgery dropped his stock in the NFL draft. Much to Tampas delight. Sebring stays alive See DIXIE, Page 4B See BUCS, Page 4B
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) 6338597. Girls interested in trying out, call Coach Suzie Gentry at (863) 446-7368.Kayak ToursSEBRING 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 202-0815 or email SebringKayakTours@yahoo.com Hope to see you on the water!Panther Hitting CampsThe SFCC Baseball program will be hosting hitting camps this fall for aspiring players aged 6-14. The camps will be held Saturdays Sept. 10 and 24 as well as Oct. 15 and 29. Each day, the camps will run from 8:30 -11 a.m. on Panther Field at the SFCC Avon Park campus. Under the guidance of Panther head coach Rick Hitt, along with assistant coach Andy Polk and members of the 2011 SFCC squad, campers will learn all aspects of hitting, with drills, instruction and hitting analysis. Registration begins at 8 a.m. each day and players should bring glove, cap, bat and any desired baseball attire. Camp cost is $25 per camper. To register, print Application and Consent and Release forms from www.southflorida.edu/baseball/camp and mail to address on application form. Register by phone, all area codes 863, at 784-7036 for Sebring and Avon Park residents, 465-5300 for Lake Placid, 4947500 for DeSoto County or 773-2252 for Hardee County. Walk-up registrations are accepted. For further information, call any of the above numbers or email coach Hitt at firstname.lastname@example.org.Lake Placid Youth BowlingLAKE PLACID The Royal Palms Youth Bowling League, for ages 7 and up, begins itsnew season Saturday, Sept. 3. The sign-up fee is $25, which includes a shirt, and new bowlers are welcome. Bowling is every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. through December 10. Weekly cost is $11 and includes three games of bowling, shoes and prize fund. All Youth Bowlers are also eligible for reduced rate open bowling, though some restrictions may apply, and free bowling with instruction on Fridays from 4-6 p.m. must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call Frank Peterson at 382-9541, or Donna Stanley at 441-4897.Sebring Summer SwimSEBRING The summer season for swimming is upon us as the Sebring High School pool is open to the public. Pool hours for open swim will be 67:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 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. For questions call 471-5500 ext. 228 and leave a message for Pat Caton.Firemen Memorial GolfSEBRING The 12th annual Sebring Firemen Inc. Memorial Golf Tournament presented by AXAAdvisors LLC and Home Depot is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20 at Sun n Lake. The tourney will once again feature a four-man scramble with $75 entry fees. That includes range balls, golf, food and drink on the course and the pre-tourney mixer on Friday night with great appetizers. There will also once again be a silent auction featuring autographed sports memorabilia from people like Tim Tebow, Jimbo Fisher, Will Muschamp, Nick Saban and many others. Hole sponsorships are available for $100 and team sponsorships, which include a team entry and hole signs, are $500. All proceeds will help benefit Sebring athletics. The tourney will begin with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start on both Deer Run and Turtle Run. For more information, call Tommy Lovett at 385-5100 or 382-2255.Warrior Golf ClassicLAKE WALES Webber Football Warrior Golf Classic, a fundraising event in support of the Warrior Football program will be held Saturday, August 27, at the Lake Wales Country Club. Shot gun start 9 a.m. Fees: $60 per player/$240 team of four; $5 Mulligans; 50/50 $1 ticket or 15 tickets for $10 (includes green fees and lunch buffet). Prizes: First, second and third place winner; team prizes; Closest to the pin/Longest Drive. Sponsorship opportunities: Hole sponsor $100, includes sign with name and logo. Season tickets available including team schedule and memorabilia. Lunch will be served during Webber Footballs scrimmage immediately following golf tournament at WIU campus. Make checks payable to: Webber Football, 1201 N. Scenic Highway, Babson Park, FL33827; e-mail: Vothdw@webber.edu; or call (863) 7341529 for more information.Harder Hall ScrambleSEBRING Harder Hall will celebrate itsgrand re-opening, replete with new greens, bunkers and tee complexes, with a Scramble Golf Tournament Saturday, Aug. 13, with registration at 7 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The tournament is a four-person scramble format and will be flighted. There will be a steak dinner with twofor-one drafts and pitchers and awards following the completion of play. There will be raffle prizes, a 50/50 drawing and more. Cost is $60 per person and there will be a 100-percent payout, less the cost of golf and dinner. Register by Friday, Aug. 5, checks must accompany entry forms. Make checks payable and mail or drop off at Harder Hall C.C., 3201 Golfview Rd., Sebring, FL, 33875. For more information, call Pete DePriest Director of Golf and Golf Pro, at (863) 382-0500.Habitat Golf FORE Homes SEBRING Mountain Top Productions presents for 2011 Golf FORE Homes tournament on Saturday, Sept. 17 on the new greens at Country Club of Sebring. Golf FORE Homes benefits Highlands County Habitat for Humanity and the Masons Ridge project. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Four person teams will be flighted by handicap. Entry fee includes complimentary practice round, continental breakfast, goodie bags, prizes, snacks on the course and lunch and awards following play. Complimentary reception for all players the evening before on Friday, Sept. 16 at Country Club of Sebring. A$2,000 hole-in-one is being sponsored by Cohan Radio Group and chance to win a vehicle sponsored by Alan Jay Automotive Network. Entry fee is $220 per team or $55 per player. Please contact Sarah Pallone at 4022913 for additional information or e-mail team information to email@example.com.Soccer, Cheer at YMCASEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCAis signing up ages 3-14 for the Fall Soccer Program. We are also signing up 5-13 year olds for The YMCACheer Team. Call 382-9622 for any questions. AMERICAN LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Boston7244.621 New York7045.609112Tampa Bay6254.53410 Toronto5957.50913 Baltimore4569.39526 Central Division WLPctGB Detroit6155.526 Cleveland5856.5092 Chicago5759.4914 Minnesota5265.444912Kansas City4968.4191212West Division WLPctGB Texas6652.559 Los Angeles6453.547112Oakland5264.44813 Seattle5066.43115 ___ Tuesdays Games Chicago White Sox 4, Baltimore 3 Cleveland 3, Detroit 2, 14 innings L.A. Angels 6, N.Y. Yankees 4 Oakland 4, Toronto 1 Tampa Bay 4, Kansas City 0 Texas 7, Seattle 6 Boston 4, Minnesota 3 Wednesdays Games Baltimore 6, Chicago White Sox 4, 10 innings Cleveland 10, Detroit 3 N.Y. Yankees 9, L.A. Angels 3 Toronto 8, Oakland 4 Tampa Bay 8, Kansas City 7 Seattle 4, Texas 3 Minnesota 5, Boston 2 Thursdays Games Kansas City at Tampa Bay, late Oakland at Toronto, late L.A. Angels at N.Y. Yankees, late Chicago White Sox at Baltimore, late Detroit at Cleveland, late Fridays Games Detroit (Penny 7-9) at Baltimore (Simon 3-5), 7:05 p.m. Minnesota (Pavano 6-9) at Cleveland (Masterson 9-7), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Price 9-10) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 16-6), 7:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (E.Santana 8-8) at Toronto (Morrow 8-6), 7:07 p.m. Kansas City (Chen 6-5) at Chicago White Sox (Z.Stewart 1-1), 8:10 p.m. Texas (C.Wilson 10-5) at Oakland (McCarthy 5-5), 10:05 p.m. Boston (Lackey 10-8) at Seattle (Beavan 3-2), 10:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Philadelphia7740.658 Atlanta6949.585812New York5858.5001812Washington5660.4832012Florida 5562.47022 Central Division WLPctGB Milwaukee6750.573 St. Louis6255.5305 Pittsburgh5660.4831012Cincinnati5661.47911 Chicago5067.42717 Houston3879.32529 West Division WLPctGB Arizona6453.547 San Francisco6454.54212Colorado5563.466912Los Angeles5264.4481112San Diego5266.4411212___ Tuesdays Games Atlanta 4, Florida 3, 11 innings Colorado 3, Cincinnati 2 N.Y. Mets 5, San Diego 4 Washington 3, Chicago Cubs 1 Milwaukee 5, St. Louis 3, 10 innings Arizona 11, Houston 9 Philadelphia 2, L.A. Dodgers 1 San Francisco 6, Pittsburgh 0 Wednesdays Games Philadelphia 9, L.A. Dodgers 8 Pittsburgh 9, San Francisco 2 Atlanta 6, Florida 2 Cincinnati 3, Colorado 2 San Diego 9, N.Y. Mets 5 Chicago Cubs 4, Washington 2 Milwaukee 5, St. Louis 1 Arizona 6, Houston 3 Thursdays Games San Diego at N.Y. Mets, late Colorado at Cincinnati, late Washington at Chicago Cubs, late Milwaukee at St. Louis, late Houston at Arizona, late Fridays Games Washington (L.Hernandez 6-11) at Philadelphia (Hamels 13-6), 7:05 p.m. San Diego (Latos 6-11) at Cincinnati (Arroyo 7-9), 7:10 p.m. San Francisco (Cain 9-8) at Florida (Nolasco 8-8), 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Zambrano 9-6) at Atlanta (Minor 1-2), 7:35 p.m. Pittsburgh (Maholm 6-12) at Milwaukee (Greinke 10-4), 8:10 p.m. Colorado (A.Cook 2-6) at St. Louis (Lohse 9-7), 8:15 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Gee 10-3) at Arizona (I.Kennedy 14-3), 9:40 p.m. Houston (Norris 5-8) at L.A. Dodgers (Eovaldi 1-0), 10:10 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Columbus977342422 Philadelphia859332720 New York6612303733 Sporting KC779303230 Houston6710282828 D.C.669272933 New England4109212233 Toronto FC31111202446 Chicago2713192330WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Los Angeles1339483520 FC Dallas1266423124 Seattle1158413527 Colorado9610373531 Real Salt Lake1056363016 Chivas USA788293026 Portland7105262835 San Jose5810252530 Vancouver3119182536 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ Saturdays Games 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. Sundays Game Portland at Houston, 9 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Indiana167.696 Connecticut147.6671 New York139.591212Atlanta 1011.4765 Chicago1013.4356 Washington415.21110WESTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Minnesota165.762 Phoenix129.5714 San Antonio129.5714 Seattle1210.545412Los Angeles813.3818 Tulsa120.04815 ___ Tuesdays Games Indiana 81, San Antonio 68 Atlanta 72, Washington 70 Connecticut 69, Chicago 58 New York 58, Seattle 56 Phoenix 85, Minnesota 80 Los Angeles 71, Tulsa 66 Thursdays Games San Antonio at Connecticut, late Atlanta at Phoenix, late Tulsa at Seattle, late Fridays Games New York at Washington, 7 p.m. Minnesota at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Phoenix at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League KANSAS CITY ROYALSPurchased the contract of C Salvador Perez from Omaha (PCL). Placed C Brayan Pena on the paternity leave list. Waived RHP Kyle Davies. LOS ANGELES ANGELSMoved RHP Francisco Rodriguez from the 15to the 60-day DL. SEATTLE MARINERSSigned RHP Carter Capps and assigned him to Clinton (MW). TAMPA BAY RAYSPlaced OF Justin Ruggiano on the 15-day DL. Recalled SS Reid Brignac from Durham (IL). Assigned SS Tim Beckman from Montgomery (SL) to Durham. National League COLORADO ROCKIESAgreed to terms with RHP Kevin Millwood. Called up RHP Edgar Gonzalez from Colorado Springs (PCL). Placed RHP Matt Lindstrom on the 15-day DL. Optioned INF Ian Stewart to Colorado Springs. ST. LOUIS CARDINALSPlaced LHP Lance Lynn on the 15-day DL. Activated INF-OF Allen Craig from the 15-day DL. American Association AMARILLO SOXSigned LHP Paul Montalbano. FORT WORTH CATSReleased INF Butch Ballez and RHP Chris Holguin. WINNIPEG GOLDEYESSigned OF Fehlandt Lentini. Atlantic League LONG ISLAND DUCKSAnnounced the contract of LHP Shane Youman has been purchased by Lamigo (Chinese). Can-Am League NEWARK BEARSReleased INF Brandon Young. North American League SAN ANGELO COLTSSigned RHP Corey Groudeau.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association NEW JERSEY NETSNamed Milton Lee general manager of their minor league operations.FOOTBALLNational Football League BALTIMORE RAVENSWaived WR Hakeem Moore. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARSSigned OL Tony Moll. KANSAS CITY CHIEFSClaimed K Todd Carter off waivers from St. Louis. Signed WR Keary Colbert. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTSClaimed G Mark Wetterer off waivers from Cincinnati. Released S Ross Ventrone. NEW YORK GIANTSPromoted Pat Hanlon to senior vice president of communications and Peter John-Baptiste to vice president of communications. Named DeAndre Phillips communications manager. PHILADELPHIA EAGLESAgreed to terms with WR Steve Smith. SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD N N F L L P RESEASON FRIDAY 8 8 p.m. Tampa Bay at Kansas City. . . . . . . . . . . . . FOX A UTO R ACING SATURDAY 2 2 p.m. NASCAR Zippo 200 at the Glen . . . . . . ESPNM AJOR L EAGUE B ASEBALL FRIDAY 7 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees . . . . . . . . . . . SUNSATURDAY 4 4 p.m. Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees . . . . . . . . . . . FOX 7 7 p.m. Chicago Cubs at Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . . . WGNB OXING FRIDAY 9 9 p.m. Friday Night Fights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ESPN2SATURDAY 9 9 p.m. Teon Kennedy vs. Alejandro Lopez . . . . . SUN 1 0 0 p.m. Joseph Agbeko vs. Abner Mares . . . . . . SHOWT ENNIS FRIDAY Noon ATP Rogers Cup, Quarterfinal . . . . . . ESPN2 7 7 p.m. ATP Rogers Cup, Quarterfinal . . . . . . ESPN2SATURDAY 3 3 p.m. ATP Rogers Cup, Semifinal . . . . . . . . ESPN2 5 5 p.m. ATP Rogers Cup, Semifinal . . . . . . . . ESPN2 6 6 p.m. USTA Boys 18s and 16s Nationals . . . . SUN 8 8 p.m. ATP Rogers Cup, Semifinal . . . . . . . . ESPN2L ITTLE L EAGUE W ORLD S ERIES FRIDAY 1 1 1 a.m. Atlantic Regional Semifinal. . . . . ESPN 3 3 p.m. Atlantic Regional Semifinal. . . . . ESPN 5 5 p.m. West Regional Semifinal. . . . . . ESPN2 8 8 p.m. Southeast Regional Semifinal . . . . . . . . . ESPN 1 1 1 p.m. West Regional Semifinal . . . . . . . . . . . ESPN2SATURDAY 1 1 1 a.m. Great Lakes Regional Final. . . . . ESPN 1 1 p.m. New England Regional Final. . . . ESPN2 5 5 p.m. Northwest Regional Final. . . . . . ESPN 7 7 p.m. Midwest Regional Final . . . . . . . . . . . . . ESPN 9 9 p.m. West Regional Final . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ESPN Times, games, channels all subject to change M OTORCYCLE R ACING SATURDAY 3 3 p.m. AMA Motocross Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NBCG OLF FRIDAY 1 1 p.m. 2011 PGA Championship . . . . . . . . . . . . . TNT 3 3 p.m. U.S. Womens Amateur, Day 3 . . . . . . . . GOLFSATURDAY 1 1 1 a.m. 2011 PGA Championship . . . . . . . . . . . . . TNT 2 2 p.m. 2011 PGA Championship . . . . . . . . . . . . . CBS 3 3 p.m. U.S. Womens Amateur, Day 3 . . . . . . . GOLFP REMIER L EAGUE S OCCER SATURDAY 9:3 0 0 a.m. Tottenham Hotspur vs. Everton . . . . . . 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C M Y K PinecrestThe Mens Association played Team and Individual Pro-Am Points on Wednesday, Aug. 10, with Jim Peters, Larry Holzwarth, Wayne Courson and J.W. McCamic topping the team event with +16 points. Peters would win A Division, individually, with +3, Holzwarth and Vern Gates shared the B Division lead at +5, Courson topped C Division at +5 and Bob Colandrea took D Division with a +7.River GreensThe Morrison Group played a game on Tuesday, August 9. Winning first place were Donald McDonald and Romy Febre with minus-9. The Morrison Group played a Low Net event on Monday, August 8. The winners were: First place, Frederick Evans with 66; and second place, Cecil Lemons with 69. The Mens Association played a Mens Day event on Saturday, August 6. Winning first place was the team of Gil Heier, Fred Evans and Al Farrell with minus-17. Closest to the pin: No. 3, Lefty St. Pierre, 16-feet-10-inches; No. 5, Harold Plagens, 21-feet-2-inches; No. 12, Harold Plagens, 12-feet-5-inches; No. 17, No one. An Evening Scramble was played on Saturday, August 6. Winning first place was the team of Don and Judy Ethan, Len and Rhonda Westdale with minus-16. The Morrison Group played a game on Thursday, August 4. Winning first place were Harold Plagens and Joe Graf with 59. The Ladies Association played a Pro-Am tournament on Thursday, August 4. Winning first place was the team of Fran Neil, Betty Wallace, Linda Therrien and Lucy Roberts with minus6.5. Individual winners were: First place, Lucy Roberts with minus-.5. The Mens Association played a Pro-Am tournament on Wednesday, August 3. Winning first place was the team of Cecil Lemons, Romy Febre, Terry Lewis and Donald McDonald with plus-3. Individual winners were: First place, Cecil Lemons with plus-3; second place, Al Farrell with plus-2; and third place, Vince Boever with plus-2.5. A Mixed Scramble was played on Thursday, August 4. Winning first place was the team of Ken Rowen, John and Sue Ruffo, Dick and Norma Denhart with 52; and second place, Ron Hesson, John and Gloria Huggett, Betty Billau, Charlotte Mathews and Don Boulton with 55. Closest to the pin: (Ladies), No. 8, Betty Billau, 13-feet-8-inches; (Men), No. 4, Don Boulton, 11-feet-1-inch. The Mens Association played a Mens League event on Wednesday, August 3. Winning first place was the team of Dave Colvin, Dan Bishop and Joe Swartz with 40; second place, Ron Hesson, Jack Maginnis and Don Boulton with 43; and third place, Dick Denhart, Mario Cappelletti and John Ruffo with 51. Closest to the pin: No. 8, Dan Bishop, 15-feet-6-inches. The Morrison Group played a twoman Best Ball event on Tuesday, August 2. Tying for first/second places were the teams of Len Westdale and Jim Cercy; Frederick Evans and Romy Febre with minus-11 each. On July 27, Dave Colvin had a Holein-One on No. 16 199 yards he was using a driverSebring Country ClubLast Monday, Aug. 8, the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am golf at the Sebring Country Club. Doug Haire shot a plus 2, that was good for first place in A group and Larry Holzwarth was second with a minus 3. There was a tie for first place in B group between Tony Frances and Bob Colandrea with a plus 3 and a tie for second place between Lee Stark and Sal Sboto with a minus 2. Larry Spry shot a plus good for first place in C group and second place went to Frank Branca with a score of even while Billy Ringo scored a minus 1 for third place. Next Monday the Mezza group will have a shotgun start beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Golf Hammock CC. For more information, call Pete Mezza at 382-1280.SpringLakeDue to the heavy stormy weather on Wednesday, Aug. 10, the SpringLake Womens Association was unable to complete the full 18 holes of their Four Person Scramble Tournament. A decision was made to determine the winner based on the first nine holes played. There was a tie for first place (38) between Team 2 and Team 1 on the completed back nine holes on Panther. Team 2, consisting of Dotti Blackwell, Marge Bates, Rita Jaskowski and Carole Frederick took first place by getting a birdie on hole No. 16. Team 1: Teri Swisher, Judy Dunn, Margaret Mazzola and Chris Murchie came in second place. Team 3: Terrie Austin, Mary Cebula, Rosie Foote and Joann Deweese (41) was the only team to complete the full 18 holes and carded a 78. On August 2 and 4, the Spring Lake Mens Golf Association held a Pick Your Partner, two-day event, with Day 1 being a best-ball score and Day 2 being a combined net scores tournament. Thursday was supposed to be the last time we play on Panther Creek before changes are made to both courses. The A Flight was taken by the team of Ken Kirby and Bob Hinde who came from 5 strokes back on Day 1 to score a two man total of 140 on Thursday added to 67 best ball strokes from Tuesday for a total 207. Mr. Kirby started out with birdies on the first three holes; scored 33 on the front and 37 on the back for 70 (net 65), carrying his buddy, Mr. Hinde who scored a decent net 75. Second place in A Flight went to Pat Jaskowski and Tom Bates, who scored a more consistent 65 plus 143, totaling 208. Winning first place in B Flight was the team of Leon Van and Bob Frederick with a total of 208. This was due to the excellent play by Mr. Van, who won 10 holes to 7 for Mr. Frederick on Day 1 Best Ball and then scored a net 66 on Thursday to help his team complete a two-day sweep of the B Flight. Second place went to the team of John Delaney and Will David, who scored a total of 221. On Tuesday, Net Skins went to Edd Vowels with a net 4 on Hole No. 6 and a 2 on No. 7; Leon Van with a net 2 on No. 10; John Schroeder with a net 2 on No. 11; Jim Foote with a net 2 on No. 16; and Ken Kirby with a net 3 on No. 18. On Thursday, there were 5 Net Skins-going to Ken Kirby for a net 2 on Hole No. 3; Dan Porter for a net 2 on No. 9; Leon Van for a 2 on No. 11 and a net 4 on No. 13; and again, Ken Kirby for a net 3 on Hole No. 18. Also on Thursday, Gross Skins were awarded for the Front 9 of Panther and guess what? Of the four Skins made, our Prez -Mr. Kirby -took three of them with his birdies on 1, 2, and 3. Gary Lean and Mean Behrendt took the fourth with a birdie on No. 6. A 4 Man Team / 2 Best Ball tournament on Tuesday, Aug. 9 was rained out. We are all looking forward to the new holes being developed on Cougar (Nos. 2, 7, and 11) and Panther (No. 8 on the front and No. 11 on the back). www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 12, 2011Page 3B HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 00010678 64 WEST COLLISION; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv incentive; 00010752 64 WEST COLLISION; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv incentive; 00010752 HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 00010678 Camp includes opening reception, Saturday night lodging at the Chateau lan Hotel and Conference Center, and breakfast buffet on Sunday. The entire package is only $500, plus-tax. Just bring your car and you will be ready to race (helmet provided, fire suit not required). Looking for a truly unique gift? Sebrings Racing Fantasy Camp is a gift of a lifetime! But time is running out The Sebring Racing Fantasy Camp has very limited enrollment so reserve your today. For reservations call 800626-7223 or purchase online at sebringraceway.com. Must be 21-years old. Participant must have a valid drivers license and proof of insurance. No cancellations, although camp participation is transferable if you have last minute change or plans. Minimum of 20 people must sign up for the event, or the event will be cancelled. Notice will begiven if event is cancelled. Continued from 1B SIR Race Camp The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN scoring position for Cannadys two-run single. Peck then added to his record total with another RBI single before Kyle Lunchbox Helms doubled him home. The climactic moment soon came when Crouch launched a soaring home run that cleared the outer fence to provide for the final margin. Having lost Tuesdays contest to Team Virginia, Sebring needed to beat them twice to reclaim their title. The win set up the clincher, set for early Thursday afternoon. Check www.newssun.com for the final resul t and Sundays News-Sun for a recap. Continued from 1B Ozone Series goes to rubbermatch
C M Y K Page 4BNews-SunFriday, August 12, 2011www.newssun.com E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 00010931 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 00010931 away quietly, putting runners on in the fifth via an error and a single to right. It looked like Sebring might escape when David DeGenaro made a sliding catch of a fading liner to right, but an RBI single followed to cut the lead to 5-2. Again, though, Team Florida got the run back as Helms singled home Peck, who had singled and stolen second, before Simons finished it off in a scoreless sixth. Im not sure what it is, Frazier said of the prolific line-up struggling to score in recent games. Maybe the kids are pressing a bit. But it always helps when you get those big hits from the back of the line-up. Now back into the championship round in defense of their World Series title from a year ago, Sebring now must defeat Team Virginia twice to reclaim it after Tuesdays loss to them. But the good news is, staff ace Ezra Baier has just three innings left to pitch, with Ozone rules stating that a pitchers limit is 15 innings for the tournament. And while Simons has put forth a yeomans effort and reached his limit, Team Florida is well set in the pitching department, with the whole roster capable of pitching and their main throwers still with plenty of innings left. I feel real good, Frazier said. Josh has some innings left, and everyone else is available, including Kyle Helms whos really been working on some things. I feel like if we win the first one, well definitely win the second.Tuesday setbackWith the potency of the hard-hitting Sebring squad and the scoring ability shown by host Madison Heights, Tuesday nights contest could have been thought to be a slugfest for the ages. After all, through the first 26 games of the Dixie Ozone World Series, there had only been one shut out and 16 of the winners went into double digits. But that old adage of good pitching always beats good hitting showed up as Ezra Baier outdueled Sebrings Josh Crouch in a 3-1 win to give Team Florida itsfirst loss of the tournament. Both hard-throwing right handers looked unhittable early on and were, in fact, tossing dueling no-hitters through three innings of play. Kyle Lunchbox Helms had worked a walk off Baier in the second, and a Virginia batter had been hit by a Crouch offering in the bottom of the inning. Brendan Doty reached when his bunt attempt wasnt handled in the top of the third and Hunter Peanut Martin drew a walk during Madison Heights at bat but that was it thus far. Sebring looked like it might break the deadlock in the fourth, with Seth Cannady reaching on a twoout single for the games first hit. He then stole second and went to third on a wild pitch as Jimmy Peck drew a walk. Peck then stole second to put two runners in scoring position, but Baier struck out the next hitter, one of 12 he would fan to set an Ozone World Series record with 29 in 12 innings pitched. Hes the hardest thrower weve faced, Frazier said. He had a real good fastball, but also a real deceptive change-up. Crouch, who would strike out 11 batters himself, fanned two to get through the bottom of the fourth, with help on a nice play at short from Trey Frazier for the other out of the frame. Team Florida then got help from an old friend, the long ball. With two outs in the top of the fifth, Daniel Simons solved Baier, catching up to a blazing fastball and parking it over the right-center field fence to get Sebring on the board. But things would unravel in the bottom of the inning as Travis Wood reached on an infield single for Virginias first hit of the game. Nathan Lloyd was then hit by a pitch and Noah Heisler bounced one into the hole where Frazier snared it, but Wood evaded the attempted tag to load the bases with nobody out. Will Knight then took a pitch off the helmet to force in the tying run and one out later, a walk to Martin put Madison Heights ahead. An insurance run was added on a sacrifice fly to right by Logan Rosser. But that wouldnt be needed as Baier worked around a two-out double by Cannady and struck out two in the top of the sixth to send Sebring to the consolation bracket against Sumter, S.C. Wednesday night. We squared up a couple, but just didnt get the right hops, coach Frazier said. There was a real big and loud crowd for the home team too and that might have had something to do with it. Continued from 1B Dixie dreams coming down to the wire We were pretty confident ... with the risk and reward from the first day we drafted him, said Morris, who also serves his own defensive coordinator. Bowers is not discouraged by being listed No. 2 on the depth chart, while Clayborn is the starter at right end. Hes trying to learn as much as he can in practice and meetings and is confident he can win the left end job before the Sept. 11 regular season against Detroit. It hasnt been easy, but it hasnt been as tough as I thought it would be, Bowers said of the transition to Tampa Bays defensive system. We have some great coaches and these other guys on the defensive line have been cooperating, walking me and Adrian through this process. Continued from 1B Bucs building up defensive front Courtesy photo by COLEEN SHORT From left, Everett Hurst, Seth Cannady and Brendan Doty hold up the home run balls each hit during Wednesdays win over South Carolina.
C M Y K The Community Calendar provides a brief listing of local clubs and organizations who meet on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of the group to update the News-Sun on any changes in this listing by calling 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. Alzheimers Association Support Group meets at 6 p.m. second Friday at the Oaks of Avon in AvonPark. For details, call 385-3444. American Legion Post 25 hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Cost is $6. Shrimp also is available for same price. Open to the public. Tickets in the lounge on Friday night. Lounge hours are from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 has karaoke from 7 p.m. until final call at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Post open at noon. Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. For details, call 4711448. Avon Park Breakfast Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Rotary Club building. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. 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. Heartland AIDS Network meets 9 a.m., second Friday, Heartland Professional Plaza Learning Center, Sebring. Heartland Clubs meet at 3:30 p.m. on the second Friday of each month at Placid Lakes Town Hall Building, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 699-6773. 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 areas 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 Country Cruisers has acar show from 5-8 p.m. second Friday at Woodys Bar-BQparking lot, Lake Placid. There is a live disc jockey and door prizes. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. There is a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8.50 per person. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves wings, fish and burgers at 6 p.m. Music provided from 7-11 p.m. Pool tournament is at 8 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m. Lodge phone number 4520579. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meetsat6 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. S.A.L.T. Council (Seniors and Law Enforcement Together) meets the second Friday each month at 10 a.m. in the conference room of Florida Hospital Home Care Services located at 4005 Sun 'n Lake Blvd. For more information contact Grace Plants at 273-1421. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Fridays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves chicken or fish baskets from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 donation. Blind darts is played at 7 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 serving buffet dinner at 5-7 p.m. Elks and guests invited. Dance music in ballroom at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and dance is $10 donation. For reservations, call 385-8647 or 4713557. Smoke-free environment. Lounge is open from 110 p.m. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 serves steak by the ounce from 5:30-7 p.m. every fourth Friday at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Texas Hold em lessons, 2 p.m. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves pizza from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. SATURDAY American Legion Post 25 serves sirloin burgers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Jam session is from 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. Cancer Support Group meets from 10-11:30 a.m. at Christ Fellowship Church, 2935 New Life Way, Sebring, hosted by Sue and Kristi Olsen. Call 446-1284 or 3852974.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) has a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., country store open from 8 a.m. to noon and pancake breakfast served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Vendors are welcome. No setup fee is charged for the summer months. Plenty of off road parking. Amonthly social is planned at 6:30 p.m. on the second Saturday at the club. There will be dinner and music provided for dancing. Reservations are required by calling 382-2208. Lake Placid Art League has a class in Pastels/Acrylics taught by Llewellyn Rinald from from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 opens the lounge at 1 p.m. Card games are played at 1 p.m., and Bar Bingo is at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Oak Street, Lake Placid. For more details, call 382-1821. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves dinner from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Music is from 7-10 p.m. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Hills Association has a pancake breakfast from 8-10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at the clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. All the pancakes, sausage, OJ, coffee or tea you can eat or drink for $3 for members and $3.50 for non-members. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 serves breakfast from 8-11 a.m. and horse racing at 5:30 p.m. every second and fourth Saturday at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. 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. 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 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. 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. MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN WITH ME family group meets at 10:30 a.m. every Monday at the Heartland Christian Church on Alt. 27 in Sebring. The church is behind Southgate Shopping Center where Publix is. For more information call 3855714. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal Church, Lakeshore Drive, Sebring. For more details, call 385-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 314-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Rosewood Center, 517 U.S. 27 South, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 202-0647. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 12-9 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 4711448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts at 7:30 p.m. for members and guests. For details, call 3850234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. 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. Corvette Cruisers meets at 6:30 p.m. first and third Monday at the Dairy Queen in front of The Home Depot, Sebring. For details, call Ed Robson at 655-2092. Florida Association Home and Community Education meets from 9-11 a.m. weekly on Mondays at The AgriCenter. The group of sewers and crafters make items for residents of adult congregate living facilities. Call Penny Bucher at 385-0949. Garden Club of Sebring meets noon, Sebring Civic Center. Call 471-0657 or 3850759 for details. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clogging class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at Reflections on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club meets from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the first and third Monday at Sebring Civic Center from December through April. There will be alternating mainstream and plus dancing with rounds. Casual dress or square dance attire is acceptable. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org .Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. For information, call 314-8877. Highlands County Amateur Radio Club meets at 7:30 p.m. third Monday in conference room 3 at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center, Sebring. For details, call Don Roberts at 402-0554 or DarrellKoranda at 4710226. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Bill Varner at 386-0855. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County AgriCivic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. For details, call 402-6540. Highlands Delta Chorale rehearses 7 p.m., Sebring Church of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St., Sebring (September throughMay). No auditions are required to join and all ages are welcome. For details or to book a concert, call Cheryl Cometta at 699-2663. Highlands Sertoma Club meets noon, Takis Family Restaurant, Sebring. La Leche League breastfeeding support for Highlands and southern Polk counties, meets at 7 p.m. every third Monday at the Florida Hospital Heartland conference rooms. Pregnant and nursing mothers and their babies are welcome. For more information, call 6556617 or 638-3954. Lake Placid American Legion Post 25 meets 8 p.m., Legion Hall. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to mem bers and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christia n Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Meetings held first and third Mondays at 8 p.m. Lodg e phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, nea r the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. National Association for the Advancement of Colore d People, Highlands County Branch meets 7 p.m. third Monday for a general meeting at Sebring Chamber of Commerce, 227 U.S. 27 Nort h, Sebring. For information, call All Hinson at 399-2243, Rev. Robert Walker at 414-6474 or Davette Thompson at (312) 543-5983.. National Association of Retired Veteran Railway Employees (NARVRE) meet s at 11:30 a.m. third Monday fromOctober through May at Homers Smorgasbord in Sebring.All current and retired railroad employees and their spouses are invited to attend. For more details, call Jerry at 441-4418. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. at Beef O Bradys, Sebring. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Mondays. Call 385-8118. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 12, 2011Page 5B COMMUNITYCALENDAR For the latest hurricane updates and breaking national news, visitwww.newssun.com
C M Y K Free amplified telephones distribution setSEBRING Hearing Impaired Persons will distribute free amplified telephones to Florida residents who have a hearing or speech l oss. The distribution will be in the Nu-Hope Elder Care Services conference room, 6414 U.S. 27 South, from10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18. By appointment only. Call (941) 743-8347.Community outreach events plannedAce Homecare community outreach events for August include: Today 7 a.m., health fair, Arc residence, Pleasant Street, Avon Park; 9 a.m., health fair, Avon Park Meal Site, Main Street, Avon Park. Monday 10 a.m., Coping with Transitions, Chatham Pointe, Stenstom Road, Wauchula; 1 p.m., caregivers support group, Crown Pointe Assisted Living Community, Sun N Lake Boulevard, Sebring. Tuesday 8 a.m., health fair, Sebring Bluffs, U.S. 27, Sebring; 10 a.m., health fair, Fair Havens Apartments, Spinks Road, Sebring; 1 p.m., Coping with T ransitions, Groves, behind Sebring Diner, U.S. 27, Sebring. Wednesday 9 a.m., health fair, Avon Park Meal Site, Main Street, Avon Park; 10:30 a.m., Coping with Transitions, Crown Pointe Assisted Living Facility, Sun N Lake Boulevard, Sebring. Thursday 9a.m.., health fair, Maranatha Village, Arbuckle Creek Road, Sebring; 10:30 a.m., caregivers support group, Balmoral Assisted Living Facility, 93 Balmoral Road, County Road 621, Lake Placid; 1 p.m.,Coping with Transitions, Balmoral Assisted Living Facility, County Road 621, Lake Placid. Dear Pharmacist: My 88 year old mother-in-law takes an herb from a flower. Its called Vinpocetine. She is as sharp as a tack and has the memory of a 20 year old. She credits this flower pill for it. Im only 50 and I cant remember certain words or events in my own life. Have you heard of this, and can it help everyone with memory loss? S.S., Newark, NJ Answer: Vinpocetine is one of my favorite memory boosters which may account for sharpness. Its a semisynthetic derivative of vincamine which comes from the beautiful periwinkle plant and increases blood flow to your brain. There are many ways to increase blood flow in the body, but not many that can get past the brains outerwear, termed the blood brain barrier. The fact that vinpocetine can penetrate that, helps it deliver more precious oxygen, glucose and nutrients to your brain. V inpocetine can improve attention and alertness, and it may have a positive effect on the damaged brain, like for people who have suffered a stroke. Vinpocetine helps drive production of A TP, an energy molecule. Who couldnt use a bit more brain energy?! Some fairly well-designed studies show that vinpocetine can help with poor night vision, glaucoma or macular degeneration. I think it is worth a try for people with some types of hearing loss, vertigo and Reynauds. Because vinpocetine is so adept at increasing circulation, it begs the question, Can it improve blood flow to my ailing heart? I think it can, but do approve this with your physician and cardiologist. Vinpocetine dilates blood vessels, and seems to decrease plaque formation. I realize some of you will want to start vinpocetine, but please note that like all drugs, even the plant-based ones, there are risks. By increasing blood flow, vinpocetine will interact with all types of blood thinners including warfarin, clopidogrel (brand Plavix), Lovenox and heparin among others. I wouldnt combine vinpocetine with natural blood thinners either, including ginkgo biloba or ginger. If you are scheduled for dental work, or surgery, please stop the herb two weeks before your visit. Vinpocetine is generally well tolerated at lower doses (like 10 mg per day), but when you get into higher doses (10 mg three or four times daily) then you may begin to experience any of the following: Nausea, indigestion, insomnia, dizziness, hot flashes, dry mouth or headache. If you have any vascular or cardiac issues, please ask your doctor. If your doctor approves of vinpocetine, buy it at any health food store. As I always say, Start low! So begin taking 5 or 10 mg daily. Effects are often noticed the first week. You can always titrate to higher doses if you want to, over a few weeks. Most clinical research trials use about 10 mg three times daily, but again, dosing is very individual and should be customized to your personal medical history and drug regimen. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Page 6BNews-SunFriday, August 12, 2011www.newssun.com DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 7 0 0 2 2 HRMC; 3.639"; 3"; Black plus three; process, healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 7 0 0 3 3 LAMPE & KEIFFER; 5.542"; 4"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 7 0 0 4 4 DR. LACKEY, THOMAS; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 8/12,14; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 9 9 2 2 0 0 HEALHYLIVING Vinpocetine improves memory Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Snapshots ARAContentWhat have you done today to damage your heari ng? You might think that you havent done anything that would put you at risk, but a surprising number of everyday situations and c ommon actions can have a lasting impact on your abilit y to hear. Being aware of the damage you can do to your hearing every day is e ssential when you know where the risks lie, you can t ake action to prevent or mitigate further harm. The National Institutes of H ealth says that noises louder than 85 decibels can damage your hearing. Since m any common activities fall into that dangerous range, i ts important to equip yourself with protection. Starkey, a leader in hearing technology, offers protection products that allow you t o enjoy fun activities and get the necessary tasks done without putting your hearing in jeopardy. Consider these activities that most people are exposed to, and which can pose a risk: Mowing the lawn. At 90 decibels, this simple chore could be taking a toll on your hearing. Its important to not simply shrug it off as something that youve always done. Wear hearing protection like over-ear headphones to muffle the sound and keep it to a lower level. Listening to headphones. While its not the only factor in hearing loss, listening to loud music on your headphones definitely poses a risk, as noise levels can easily ring in at 100 decibels. Parents should talk to children and teens about appropriate volume levels and instill good habits for listening to music. Sporting events. Indoor or outdoor, the cheering, rousing fight songs and play-by-play announcements add up to a very noisy environment, sometimes nearing 100 decibels. For anyone attending a sporting event, wearing hearing protection, like ear plugs, is important. If your kids are joining in on the fun, its essential that they wear appropriately-sized ear plugs. Concerts. With sound levels often reaching 120 decibels, rock concerts can have a serious effect on your hearing in fact, according to the hearing experts at Starkey, at those sound levels, theres potential for damage in just seven minutes. You should always bring hearing protection to concerts, and if your kids and teens want to go, start teaching them early on that theres nothing uncool about wearing ear plugs to protect their hearing. As hearing impairment starts showing up in younger generations, it means that they will have to live longer with the problems it causes. Those with damaged hearing might feel the effects in different ways; it can have an impact on learning, work performance, earning power and social interactions. Are some everyday activities costing you your hearing?
C M Y K ARAContentCancer patients often fear the treatment as much as the disease. Most traditional cancer therapies work by destroying cancer cells, but they can also damage some normal cells in the process, leading to such well-known side effects as hair loss, nausea and fatigue. Many lesser-known side effects such as nerve damage, infections, constipation and inflammation of the mouth and throat can also seriously impact quality of life. Without proper management, these afflictions can become so debilitating that cancer treatments are sometimes delayed or even terminated because patients can no longer tolerate the suffering. One of the most painful side effects of chemotherapy and radiation is oral mucositis, caused by the destruction of the protective tissue lining the mouth, gums, tongue, throat and esophagus. The result is inflammation, open sores and a burning sensation that patients often describe as having sunburn inside their mouth. Oral mucositis afflicts almost half of all cancer patients, and the pain can be so severe that eating, drinking and even talking becomes excruciating. The sores can also become infected, prolonging recovery. Studies have shown that four times as many cancer patients with oral mucositis take an unplanned break from treatment and three times as many are hospitalized as those who never develop the complication. Until recently there was little that could be done for patients suffering from oral mucositis. The most common treatment, referred to as magic mouthwash, is a combination of Lidocaine, Maalox and an antibiotic, created by a pharmacist or oncologist designed to temporarily ease the pain. Patients now have an option to treat this condition from day one of cancer therapy, a gel-like mouthwash that shields the mouth and esophagus from oral mucositis. MuGard from Access Pharmaceuticals creates a soothing protective barrier against the harsh chemotherapy and radiation that kills off the cells lining the mouth. Patients rinse and swallow the mouthwash four to six times daily from the start of their cancer treatment to the end. In clinical trials, MuGard was shown to prevent oral mucositis in 43 percent of patients with head and neck cancer, a population particularly susceptible to the condition. It also improved the sores and other symptoms in 75 percent of patients who had already developed oral mucositis. The mouth rinse has no known side effects. Other research indicates that people with oral mucositis should avoid painful foods, including those that are acidic and spicy, or those that are sharp and crunchy as these could further irritate the mouth. Softer foods cut into bite size pieces, and food that is room temperature may be easier to eat. Those with mouth sores may also want to consider eating smaller meals more frequently rather than eating a large meal. Finally, using a straw may be helpful as this could potentially keep liquids away from the painful mouth sores. Visit www.MuGard.com for more information. Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss in Americans older than 65 years of age. Almost 30 percent of those older than 75 years have some type of ARMD. It is the leading cause of blindness in patients older than 65 in the United States, Canada, England, Australia, and Scotland. The Age-Related Eye Disease Study released 10year follow-up data indicating that nutritional supplementary treatment, smoking and age are predictors of progression rates. There is an increasing probability of advanced macular degeneration with increasing age. Other risk factors have been presented for ARMD, including cardiovascular disease, heredity, hypertension, light-colored eyes, sun exposure, and gender (females seem to be more affected than males). The study included 4,757 patients with an average of 11 years of followup, observing the rates of macular degeneration and risk factors for progression. Recent research in genetics has shown that ARMD may be the most inheritable disease to date. If this proves to be the case, we may have just been provided the opportunity to identify those patients who are most at risk for progression, even though they may still be without visual symptoms. One commercially available genetic test, Macula Risk, measures inheritable risk factors for ARMD. When the results are combined with other risk factors (such as smoking), it can help determine a patients chances for progression to more advanced stages of macular degeneration. Patients without any indication of the disease, but may be considered at risk would be responsible for the tests cost ($750) as most insurance carriers would not cover it. There are two types of ARMD: the dry form and the wet form. Both seem to always occur in patients older than 50. The dry form of ARMD is characterized by distorted vision and gradual loss of central vision; however, it may show no symptoms at all initially. Upon physical exam, the eye doctor may note degenerative changes in the macular tissue such as hyaline deposits in the retina (macular drusen), clumps of pigment, and atrophy of retinal tissue. No proven treatment is available at this time; however, the use of oral nutritional supplements including antioxidants (vitamins A, C, and E) is proving to be beneficial. Trace minerals such as selenium and zinc also seem to be helpful. Some patients will benefit from low-vision aids, especially if they suffer from central vision loss in both eyes. Patients suffering from the wet form of ARMD will complain of a blind spot in their central visual field or distortion of straight lines or edges with a rapid onset of vision loss. Macular drusen may be observed by the eye doctor, as well as new blood vessel growth (neovascular membranes) beneath the retina. These new blood vessels tend to be very leaky leading to hemorrhages within the macula; however there does seem to be a decrease in progression of this form of macular degeneration in those patients taking the AREDS nutritioinal supplementation. In addition to the examination techniques mentioned above, the doctor may need to perform a flourescein angiogram to determine the exact location of the new blood vessels and to determine if any leakage of blood or fluid is present. It is possible for macular degeneration patients to reduce their risk of progression by ensuring that their diet is high in omega-3 fatty acids, lutein, and zeaxanthin. These three dietary factors have a much better effect in reducing overall risk of macular degeneration than vitamin C, vitamin E, and betacarotene. Zinc is also an integral part of your diet, in that it controls inflammation by boosting the bodys natural antioxidant function. Zinc alone can reduce the risk of macular degeneration progression by as much as 21 percent. It is important to remember that low vision aids will not repair or restore lost vision to the patient. Their vision will be limited by the physical condition of the eye itself. No low vision device, surgery, eye drops, or contact lenses are going to fix their macular degeneration; however, low vision devices are designed to magnify what the patient is trying to see at distance or at near. Ultimately, the best way to curtail your risk of developing ARMD to begin with, or at least to slow it down, is to do the following: take a good multivitamin every day, dont smoke, protect your eyes from the sun, and, if you can, try to eat at least four servings of dark green leafy vegetables (spinach, kale, broccoli, etc.) every week, exercise regularly and reduce stress. Valerie Moulds is a board certified optometric physician practicing in Sebring and is Arizona and Florida certified in diagnostics and therapeutics. She is a member of the American Optometric Association, Arizona Optometric Association and Florida Optometric Association. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure your condition. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 12, 2011Page 7B HODGES UNIVERSITY; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, p/u 8/7/11; 00010908 DESIGNER DENTAL; 3.639"; 4"; Black; tv incentive; 00010918 HEALHYLIVING Probability of ARMD increases with age Focal Point Dr. Valerie Moulds Managing cancer treatment side effects Associated Press GAINESVILLE The University of Florida is establishing an eating disorders program. The university's College of Medicine announced Tuesday that Dr. Kevin Wandler will serve as chief of eating disorders programs at Shands Vista. He will also be an assistant professor in the university's department of psychiatry. Mark Gold, who chairs UF's psychiatry department, says the program is the first of its kind in the region. He says it will feature inpatient and outpatient treatment programs. 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C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, August 12, 2011www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSun at 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Scott King youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. childrens choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. childrens mission groups. Call 4536681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and womens prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 1 1 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church, 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor; Aaron Snider, Youth Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 5:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 385-0752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn. 7408 Valencia Road; 655-2610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Midweek Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695. CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049. www.stcathe. com. Very Rev. Jos Gonzlez, V.F. Masses Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 and 10:30 a.m.; Spanish Mass, noon; Daily Masses 8 a.m. Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Confession: every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m. or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment. Enroll your students today for Catholic School grades Pre-K3 through 5th grade. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support an d 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 Nazaren e 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.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION Atonement Lutheran Church, ELCASEBRING The ninth Sunday after Pentecost service with Holy Eucharist will be led by Deacon David Thoresen at the 9:30 a.m. worship service. Eucharist assistant/lector is Jim Fiedler. Following the morning worship service, the new curb surround at the front of the church will be dedicated in memory of Rosemarie 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 to make arrangements for pick up or delivery of donated items.Avon Park Church of ChristAVON PARK The Truth Is Still The Only Way (John 8:31-32) will be the Sunday morning message presented by Larry Roberts, minister. The Lords Supper is served every Sunday. There will be a Teen Fellowship following the Sunday evening service. Avon Park Church of Christ is at 200 S. Forest Ave. Call 453-4692Bethany Baptist ChurchAVON PARK Children ages four to fifth grade will have Bible Club, beginning in the fall. Now, teens meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and adult at 7 p.m. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) is at 798 C-17ASouth in Avon Park, (corner of 17Aand the C17 Truck Route). For more information, call the church office at 452-1136.Bethel BaptistLAKE PLACID Bethel Baptist Church, 216 E. Park St., will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Sunday. Agreat day is planned with some former members attending. Also a revival will begin on Sunday and run through Sunday, Aug. 21 with the new pastor, Dr. John Hankins, preaching. There will be special singing each night from several different area churches. Hankins and the people of Bethel Baptist Church invite the public to attend all of the services. Bethel Baptist Church is one block north of Interlake Boulevard, by the water tower.Christ Lutheran Church LCMSAVON PARK This Sunday morning, Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled Mercy for One, Mercy for All. The church is at 1320 County Road 64, east the Avon Park High School. For more information, call 471-2663 or search the Internet for christlutheranavonpark.org. This is a LCMS congregation.Christian Training Church SEBRING The Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled Something in the Silence at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study will continue the book of Hebrews. Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING The Rev. George Miller will deliver the Sunday morning sermon, Healing Oil, with the Scripture Psalm 133. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING Pastor Gary Kindles will deliver his sermon titled Does God Reject His People based on Romans 11:1-2, 13-15, 28-32. On Sunday, members at Faith want to celebrate and bless the beginning of another school year. Students, preschool through adult, bring backpacks or lunch boxes to worship service. The services will lift up children and students of all ages, dedicating them to Gods glory as a new school year begins. Teachers, aides, principals, administrators, secretaries, cooks, librarians, janitors and bus drivers come to church to be blessed.First Baptist Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK Rev. Jon Beck will be speaking at the morning service and evening service. Wednesday services include prayer meeting/Bible study and children and youth activities. Spanish Church is led by Rev. Johnattan Soltero and meets on Sunday and Wednesday. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information, call 453-6681 or email email@example.com/.First Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID On Sunday morning, Pastor Darryl George will preach the sermon. The church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper avenues in Placid Lakes. For more information, call 4655126 from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday or e-mail the church at firstname.lastname@example.org.First Christian ChurchAVON PARK Dont Worry, Be Happy is the sermon for this week in the pastors sermon series Cooling Off In This Hot, Hot World from Luke 12: 25-26. First Christian Church of Avon Parks motto is Jesus First at First Christian Church! The church is at 1016 W. Camphor St. (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 453-5334 or e-mail email@example.com. The church website is www.firstchristianap.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the Lords Table this Sunday morning will be Bob and Betty Harcourt. Greeters will be Walter and Anna Coley. Lynne Warman will responsible for the Call to Worship. Childrens church, under the leadership of Noel and Juanita Roberts, will begin meeting again. The pastors Sunday morning sermon is titled Nicodemus Visits Jesus taken from John 3:1-8. Lighting the candles during the month of August will be Heaven Kunsak. Nursery worker for the month will be Adrienne Diaz. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave. Call 385-0352.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday morning, Pastor Bob Johnsons serContinued on page 9B Church News
C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 12, 2011Page 9B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer .Service time is 9:30 with Holy Communion. Coffee hour following services. Newcomers welcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Web site: redeemeravon.com. The church is at 839 Howes Way,Avon Park (two miles north of Sun N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells Dodge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. The Rev. Jim Kurtz, rector. Church office 3857649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL33852. Phone: 4650051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening: Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child care available at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come see what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 8350869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org. INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev. Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org. Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Closet, 385-2782. Gary Kindle, Pastor. Faith Child Development Center, 382-3232. Kathy Pontious, director. Preschool/VPK/Extended Day Care. Summer Worship services: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; Bible class is 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is served the first and third and fifth Sunday of the month. Worship service is broadcast live on WITS 1340 AM. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3851163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com. ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA, 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school will resume in the fall. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: www .Trinitylutheranlp.com. NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and childrens church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3140482, email@example.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site is www.ctmforme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. The Lords Sentinel Fellowship Church, 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the Millennium Church. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer a Saturday service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Tiger Gullett in the Millennium Church. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org. All teachings are taken from the Manufacturers Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail email@example.com. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of God s Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org. Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; MondayFriday, Summer Day Camp (youth ages 11-14) 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. excluding holidays; Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 3 p.m., adult classroom; Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m., adult classroom. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 9-10 a.m. in the sanctuary; contemporary worship is from 11 a.m. to noon. Sunday school classes for adults and children will be 10:10-10:50 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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: email@example.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R. James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m. for women who love God and crocheting. Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pastor. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Sunday schedule: Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m. (October-May only). We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that want to know Christ and make Him known. Call the church office at 465-2422 or check out our church Web site at www.memorialumc.com. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, FL 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 27 and Hammock Road). Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion with worship first Sunday of month; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. all other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For more information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@earth link.net or check theWeb site sebringemmanuelucc.com. No matter who you are or where you are on lifes journey, youre welcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION mon is titled Family based on Numbers 1:1-4, 16-19. Special music will be a flute duet by Kim Hauser and Kathleen Richards playing Children of the Heavenly. Kim Hauser will also play Nocturne. Sunday school is available for all ages. The adult Sunday school class is watching a video series published by Focus on the Family and narrated by renowned teacher and historian Ray VanderLaan. These videos visit different places in the Holy Land and make the viewer feel as if they are back in Bible times. Sundays video is titled They Were Not Wandering. Wendy Garcia is teaching the youth class and their lessons discuss how the Bible applies to life today. On Saturday, the Florida Womens Ministries annual meeting will be held in Lake Wales at the First Presbyterian Church. Acontinental breakfast and registration is at 9:30 a.m., with the annual meeting beginning at 11 a.m. Call the church office to register. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). Call453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING Faith: Turning Heart Affections to Jesus is the title of Sunday mornings sermon given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer. At 3 p.m. Tuesday, grief support group meets in the adult classroom. Wednesday the Vision Committee meets at 3 p.m. in the pastors study.Grace Pointe ChurchSEBRING Home Bible study continues the series on Revelations. Sunday morning worship features the river renewal series on the Psalms. Log on to ustream.tv, and then enter gracepointetv in the search box. Choose the session to view.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this Sunday will be Satan with Scripture from Ephesians 6:1112 The service will also include Duane Blackwell singing Olives Branch and George Kelly, Mary VanHoorweghe, and Flossi Moore singing Peace in the Midst of a Storm. Bible study resumes Sept. 6-7. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix). Call 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID The sermons this week at Memorial will be part of a series dealing with stress. This week the topic is Gods Antidote to Indecision. Pastor Claude Burnett will preach at the Heritage (Traditional) Worship Service and the Celebration (Blended) Worship. Pastor Fred Ball will lead the Contemporary New Song Worship Service. This week is Memorials turn to lead the worship service at Lake Placid Health Care Center. If you are willing to help, meet at the main dining room no later than 3:45 p.m. The church is behind the tower at 500 Kent Ave. Call 465-2422 for more information.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, Choosing a Community, is taken from Ruth 1 (King James Version). Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message. On Saturday, several members of the church will attend the annual conference of the Central Florida Association of Free Will Baptists in Plant City.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, the sermon topic will be Unity Unleashed taken from Psalm 133. Nursery is provided at all three services.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING On Sunday morning, Pastor Keith Simmons will deliver the message titled Too Many Decisions! He will have the Scripture reading from Luke 10:111. At 9 a.m., Sunday school will meet in the Fidelis Room. They will be studying Moses Disobeys. They will be looking at the Scripture from Numbers 20:1-13. Childrens Sunday school The KidsZone is 9 a.m. There is also a nursery available. Call 385-1597.Southside Baptist ChurchSEBRING Joshua The Walls Came Down is the title of the message the Rev. David Altman will bring in the Sunday morning worship service. The Sunday evening worship service will be a focus on prayer for all nations. The church is at 379 S. Commerce Ave. For information, call 385-0752.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. The Rev. Clyde Weavers sermon is The Rich Mans Discipleship.The Way ChurchSEBRING On Sunday, Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum will share about his recent trip to Israel. The Way Church is at 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive. The church phone is 471-6140; the pastors cell is 214-6190. For church information and the pastors messages, go to www.thewaychurch.org. Continued from page 8B Church News
C M Y K By PETER SVENSSON APTechnology WriterNEWYORK The weak economy is hitting Americans where they spend a lot of their free time: at the TVset. Theyre canceling cable and satellite TVsubscriptions in record numbers, according to an analysis by The Associated Press of the companiesquarterly earnings reports. The U.S. subscription-TV industry first showed a small net loss of subscribers a year ago. This year, that trickle has turned into a stream. The chief cause appears to be persistently high unemployment and a housing market that has many people living with their parents, reducing the need for a separate cable bill. But its also possible that people are canceling cable in favor of cheap Internet video. Such a threat has been hanging over the industry. If thats the case, viewers can expect more restrictions on online video, as TVcompanies and Hollywood studios try to make sure that they get paid for what they produce. In a tally by the AP, eight of the nine largest subscription-TVproviders in the U.S. lost 195,700 subscribers in the April-to-June quarter. Thats the first quarterly loss for the group, which serves about 70 percent of households. The loss amounts to 0.2 percent of their 83.2 million video subscribers. The group includes four of the five biggest cable companies, which have been losing subscribers for years. It also includes phone companies Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&TInc. and satellite broadcasters DirecTV Group Inc. and Dish Network Corp. These four have been poaching customers from cable, making up for cablecompany losses until now. The phone companies kept adding subscribers in the second quarter, but DirecTVand Dish combined lost them, a first for the U.S. satellite TV industry. The APs tally excludes Cox Communications, the third-largest cable company, and a bevy of smaller cable companies. Cox is privately held and does not disclose subscriber numbers. Sanford Bernstein analyst Craig Moffett estimates that the subscription-TVindustry, including the untallied cable companies, lost 380,000 subscribers in the quarter. Thats about one out of every 300 U.S. households, and more than twice the losses in the second quarter of last year. Ian Olgeirson at SNLKagan puts the number even higher, at 425,000 to 450,000 lost subscribers. The second quarter is always the years worst for cable and satellite companies, as students cancel service at the end of the spring semester. Last year, growth came back in the fourth quarter. But looking back over the past 12 months, the industry is still down, by Moffetts estimate. Thats also a first. The subscription-TV industry is no longer buoyed by its first flush of growth, so the people who cancel because theyre unemployed are outweighing the very small number of newcomers whove never had cable or satellite before. Dish CEO Joe Clayton told analysts on a conference call Tuesday that the industry is increasingly saturated. But like other industry executives, Clayton sees renewed growth around the corner. Though his company saw the biggest increase in subscriber flight compared with a year ago, he blamed much of that on a strategic pullback in advertising, which will be reversed before the end of the year. Other executives gave few indications that the industry has hit a wall. For most of the big companies, the slowdown is slight, hardly noticeable except when looking across all of them. Nor do they believe Internet video is whats causing people to leave. Glenn Britt, the CEO of Time Warner Cable Inc. said the effect of Internet video on the number of cable subscribers is very, very modest, in fact, so small that its hard to measure. SNLKagans Olgeirson said the people canceling subscriptions behind, or never signing up, are an elusive group, difficult to count. Yet he believes the trend is real, and he calls it the elephant in the room for the industry. Anecdotal evidence suggests that young, educated people who arent interested in live programs such as sports are finding it easier to go without cable. Videostreaming sites like Netflix.com and Hulu.com are helping, as they run many popular TVshows for free, sometimes the day after they air on television. In June, The Nielsen Co. said it found that Americans who watch the most video online tend to watch less TV. The ratings agency said it started noticing last fall that a segment of consumers were starting to make a trade-off between online video and regular TV. The activity was more pronounced among people ages 18-34. Olgeirson expects programmers to keep tightening access to shows and movies online. Afew years ago, Olgeirson said, they threw open the doors, figuring theyd make money from ads accompanying online video besides traditional sources such as the fees they charge cable companies to carry their channels. But if looks as if online video might endanger revenue from cable, which is still far larger, theyll pull back. Are they really going to jeopardize that? The answer is no, Olgeirson said. Already, News Corp.s Fox broadcasting company is delaying reruns on Hulu by a week unless the viewer pays a $8-a-month subscription for Hulu Plus or subscribes to Dishs satellite TVservice. Other subscription-TV providers may join in the future. TVproducers and distributors want to discourage people from dropping their subscriptions. Moffett believes its hard to separate the effect of the economy from that of Internet video. SubscriptionTVproviders keep raising rates because content providers such as Hollywood studios and sports leagues demand ever higher prices. Thats causing a collision with the economic realities of American households. Rising prices for pay TV, coupled with growing availability of lower cost alternatives, add to a toxic mix at a time when disposable income isnt growing, Moffett said. Page 10BNews-SunFriday, August 12, 2011www.newssun.com GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; patio; 00010748 AVON PARK BINGO; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv incentive; 00010753 TECHNOLOGY Pay TV industry loses record number of subscribers By PETER SVENSSON APTechnology WriterNEWYORK Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. on Wednesday revealed new video and book-reading services that are designed for the iPad but bypass Apple Inc.s fees on content sales. Wal-Mart started to stream video from its Vudu service to the iPads Web browser, and Amazon announced the Kindle Cloud Reader, which lets users read e-books. Amazon, the leading seller of e-books, has a Kindle app for the iPad. However, Apple recently forced it to remove a button that launches Amazons Kindle website, where users buy books. Apple wants companies to sell their content through its iTunes system, where it gets a 30 percent cut. Media companies are finding Apples fees hard to accept. So they are getting around that by avoiding apps that must be distributed through Apples App Store, where Apples fee policies apply. Earlier this summer, The Financial Times created an app-like website for its newspaper to avoid Apples fees. The Kindle Cloud Reader is a Web app, nearly indistinguishable from a regular app. Users have to go through a few steps to store the app and their books on the iPad. But when thats done, its capable of reading stored books without an Internet connection. Wal-Marts Vudu site relies on streaming video, so it does not work without an Internet connection. The site already works with PC browsers, but the Flash technology used doesnt work on the iPad. Instead, Vudu is using Live Streaming tools from Apple to reach the tablet. Vudu.coms business model is similar to Apples own iTunes. It rents out movies for $1 to $6 for a 24hour or 48-hour viewing period. It also sells them for $5 and up, which allows viewing any time. Its claim to fame is that it has many movies on the same day theyre released on DVD. Edward Lichty, general manager for Vudu, said the site will also work with iPhones and iPod Touches, but the interface could be hard to navigate, because its designed for tablets. The movies will even stream over G cellular broadband, but the image quality will suffer, and a full movie would eat a lot of the monthly data allowance that iPad plans usually come with. Vudu is owned by WalMart Stores Inc. The Little Rock, Ark.-based retailer bought Vudu a year and a half ago. Wal-Mart and Amazon go around Apple App Store MCT Most apps for iPad are bought through Apple, which gets a cut of the profit. Wal-Mart and Amazon, however, are offering independent apps. For most of the big companies, the slowdown is slight, hardly noticeable except when looking across all of them. Nor do they believe Internet video is whats causing people to leave. Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun
C M Y K By SANDYCOHEN APEntertainment WriterLOS ANGELES Concert movies typically offer a peek into the private moments of a pop stars life. Michael Jackson: This Is It revealed the entertainers perfectionist tendencies, and sly sense of humor. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never showed the teen singers drive for success. But Glee: The 3D Concert Movie, opening Friday, is an 83-minute romp with the fictional characters who populate the Fox TVseries. Its multi-purposing at its finest: Stars Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Kevin McHale, Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, Heather Morris and the rest maintain their Glee personae while performing hits from the show during the concert tour that traveled the country earlier this summer. And thats what sets it up for success, says director Kevin Tancharoen. It would have been completely disconnected from what made (the show) extremely popular if it had turned into, Oh, look at Lea Michele and Cory Monteith and Harry Shum Jr. be superstars and rehearse and do press and record and go on tour,Tancharoen said. Thats why I think its different from those other concert films, he continued. Those are all rock stars and musicians, and these are characters who mean something different to everybody else. They are extremely talented and they all sing very well and perform very well, and thats another big part of the show that was very popular, so we kind of wanted to mix all that stuff together to make this 3-D concert experience. In addition to on-stage performances of songs such as Teenage Dream and Im a Slave 4 U, the film also shows its stars giving backstage interviews in character. In one segment, Micheles character, the spotlight-loving Rachel Berry, explains her pre-performance ritual of drinking lukewarm hot water. I feel like I did a nice blend of Rachel and of Lea while I was onstage performing, Michele said Saturday. We are our characters, but at the same time when we walk on stage, we are ourselves. Not so for Colfer: I had to be in character because there was no way I could have done Single Ladiesevery night, he said. Fox says the film is aimed at fans of the Glee TV show, which regularly draws more than 10 million viewers a week. Fans are a part of the film, too. Glee: The 3D Concert Movie introduces viewers to three young fans who share how the shows characters and storylines boosted their own self confidence. Even folks who arent fans of Glee can connect with the film, since its music spans generations and its all about storylines that you are learning right as you are watching the film, the director said. And completing the multipurposing thing, maybe those folks become series fans, too, says Fox Television Chairman Dana Walden. For families or for parents trying to get a sense of what the phenomenon is about, (theyll) be able to see songs from the parentsgeneration that have been reinvented a little bit so the kids can feel like its relevant to them as well, she said. The feature has similar attributes: Great music, contemporary dance, and these characters that can be introduced to parents or grandparents. Walden said she was inspired by Biebers successful rock doc, which raked in more than $70 million at the box office. That was an indicator for me that this is a great idea; there is an audience for this, she said. I would be satisfied if the attendance reflected the excitement weve seen surrounding the film. Glee: The 3D Concert Movie will play in theaters for two weeks. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 12, 2011Page 11B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 8/12/11; 00010926 By CHRISTYLEMIRE APMovie CriticIf this has indeed been The Summer of the R-Rated Comedy, with each new movie striving to one-up its predecessors in getting down and dirty, then were going out with a whimper with Minutes or Less. And thats ironic, given that the movie is all about something or someone going out with a bang. From the phoned-in (The Hangover Part II) to the fantastic (Bridesmaids), Minutes or Less falls somewhere in the mushy midsection. Like Horrible Bosses, its got a shaggy, sloppy vibe and characters who are in way over their heads, but its not nearly as consistently funny. Its actually got more in common with the The Change-Up in that its frustratingly uneven, despite some appealing moments of buddy camaraderie. Jesse Eisenberg leads the idiocy and thats part of the problem. Eisenberg is at his best when hes the smartest guy in the room, when hes struggling to stifle his inability to suffer fools, as in his Oscar-nominated performance in The Social Network or even in films that have allowed him to show some more insecurity, like The Squid and the Whale or Zombieland (which, like Minutes or Less, came from director Ruben Fleischer). Here, hes one of the fools himself as Nick, a slacker/stoner/pizza delivery guy whose only ambition in life is to get an order to its destination in a half-hour or less, hence the title. N ot that punctuality is a source of pride for him; rather, if he doesnt make it in time, the customer gets the pizza for free and the cost comes out of his paycheck. His best friend, Chet (Aziz Ansari), is vaguely more useful in that hes an elementary school teacher, but hes still sort of a goof-off (which calls to mind yet another of the summers R-rated comedies, Bad Teacher). The other pair of pals in Minutes or Less consists of the flat-out doofuses played by Danny McBride and Nick Swardson. McBrides Dwayne hates his disdainful Marine father (Fred Ward) and dreams of proving himself by opening a tanning salon thats a front for a brothel. With some inspiration from a stripper named Juicy (Bianca Kajlich) and some help from Swardsons worshipful Travis, whos obsessed with explosive devices, Dwayne cooks up a scheme to kill his dad and thereby inherit the old mans millions in lottery winnings. But first, Dwayne needs $100,000 to pay the hit man (Michael Pena as an amusingly over-the-top ethnic stereotype). So he cooks up another scheme to order a pizza, then kidnap and place a bomb on the poor schmo delivery guy and force him to rob a bank, or else hell blow the guy up. None of this crackles with the kind of breezy, madcap hilarity that it should; its actually rather tortured and convoluted. Merely trying to explain what the plot was about just now was arduous. Similarly, everyone feels as if theyre straining here, trapped in their one-note roles, and they probably wouldnt have had to work so hard if there were more to the script from Michael Diliberti. It almost feels as if Minutes or Less were constructed from a random assortment of wild and raunchy ideas: words on notecards like hooker, stripper, gay slurs flamethrower adultery with a lifeguard and fellatio in a car. It feels way longer than its brief running time, not just because of its stop-and-start pacing but also because it looks so drab and dingy, its really unpleasant to watch. Even actors as delightfully odd and fearless as McBride and Swardson, who have their moments, cant make this thing explode off the screen. DIVERSIONS DearReaders: Today I am sharing more of the emails you sent when Alison in Ashland, Ore. asked you to name your heroes. If you have found them to be as uplifting and energizing as I have, at a time when most of the news we read today has been so depressing, read on: DearAbby: Elizabeth Smart is my hero. She went on a forced ride and ninemonth stay in hell, came back and has triumphed over that horror with grace, dignity and amazing maturity. Dr. Mark M. in Utah DearAbby: My hero happens to be famous, but thats NOTwhy shes my hero. Its Tina Turner. She started young and became famous because she had an amazing talent. However, when her marriage dissolved, she was reduced to manual labor to support herself and her children. She struggled to get her career back and, after years, regained her place in the entertainment world. Shes my hero because she fell, got back up (no one did it for her) and made her place once again. Shes a great example of human perseverance and I really admire her. Tamara G. in Orlando DearAbby: Regarding real heroes, I nominate the journalists and writers who, at risk to their own lives, report the truth on whats happening in war-torn countries or in countries ruled by dictators. These brave men and women work under threats of murder, torture and/or imprisonment. Brenda in Atlanta DearAbby: My hero, Ken, is now 90. Hes one of the few remaining vets who walked Bataan and survived, after 3 1/2 years as a Japanese POW. He returned beaten and broken to marry and produce 10 children whom he loved intensely. His captivity made him a more loving husband, father and friend, and never did I hear him express hatred for his captors. With so much hatred and violence in this world, Ken had the secret to spiritual and physical inner peace. Ill not have another hero to match him. Dick H., Roseville, Minn. Dear Abby: A real hero is someone who donates an organ so that someone else may live. Areal hero is someone who donates time to feed the hungry at a mission or sit with the elderly. There is a difference, to me, between a hero and someone who is brave. Larry S., Flemingsburg, Ky. DearAbby: Some time ago, a plane crashed in a river near Washington, D.C. It was winter and a helicopter was plucking survivors out of the freezing water. One woman had a broken arm and was unable to continue holding onto the rope suspended from the helicopter. She fell back into the river, soon to perish. A young bystander jumped, fully clothed, into the freezing water and brought her back to the bank. That, to me, is a real hero. Rick G., Metairie, La. DearAbby: I live in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and our town was devastated by a tornado on April 27. I cant tell you how many people came to help out. People who lost everything were helping others. When it was announced that something was needed, people from many states drove here with trailers full of relief supplies. Dont tell me we dont have heroes. Just look around and notice whos out there helping when the need is there. Better yet, dont be looking, be doing it yourself and YOU will be the hero. Bernice from Tuscaloosa Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. What teens need to know about sex, drugs, AIDS and getting along with peers and parents is in What Every Teen Should Know. To order, send a business-sized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included in the price.) Heroes both young and old persevere over adversity Dear Abby Photo by: Wilson Webb A ziz Ansari (left) stars as Chet and Jesse Eisenberg stars as Nick in Columbia Pictures' Minutes or Less. Uneven Minutes feels way longer Movie Review Minutes or Less Rating: R (crude and sexual content, pervasive language, nudity and some violence) Running time: 83 minutes Review: (of 4) Glee: The 3D Concert Movie not just about music
C M Y K LIVING 12B PAGE News-Sun Friday, August 12, 2011 Signs of Hearing LossDo you: Have trouble hearing over the telephone? Find it hard to follow conversations when two or more people are talking? Often ask people to repeat what they are saying?Need to turn up the TVvolume so loud that others complain?Have a problem hearing because of background noise?Think that others seem to mumble?Cant understand when women and children speak to you? Then its time to see your doctor and ask about referrals to an otolaryngologist (a specialist who can investigate the cause of hearing loss) or an audiologist (a specialist who will measure hearing loss). Many people think that their physician will tell them during their physicals if they have a hearing problem. But in reality, only about 14 percent of physicians routinely screen for hearing loss. Thats why its important to talk with your healthcare provider and get screened if you exhibit hearing loss signs.BetterLiving with Hearing LossIts an unpleasant reality aging can take a toll on hearing. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), 1 in 3 people older than 60 and half of those older than 85 have hearing loss. Hearing problems can make it difficult to respond to warnings, understand and follow doctors advice, and even to hear doorbells and alarms. The good news is that there are many assistive technologies that can make living with hearing loss easier.Hearing aids of many styles and capabilities, some of which are hardly visibleandotherswhichcanevensyncupwithotherelectronicdevices.Amplified telephones or telephone caption services help facilitate outside communication.Personal infrared and FM systems make it easier to hear the television, movies, meetings and religious services.Computerized speech recognition software lets a computer change a spoken message into a readable text document.Closed-captioned TV(CCTV) shows spoken dialogue and sounds in a text display. All TVs now sold with screens of at least 13 inches must have built-in captioning. Even the seemingly little things can make a big difference. For older seniors using hearing aids, getting the small batteries out of the package can be an exercise in frustration, as can losing those tiny batteries. Stress can also cause or exacerbate hearing loss. Packaging can ease this frustration and stress. The EZ Turn & Lock packaging for Energizer hearing aid batteries is an example of a userfocused solution that keeps the batteries from falling out, but has an easy-to-turn dial that lets you get them out when you need them with no trouble at all. Find out more at www.energizer.com. You can learn more about hearing loss at The Better Hearing Institute www.betterhearing.org, and the Hearing Loss Association of America www.hearingloss.org.Ask Before You BuyBefore buying hearing aids, the hearing experts at NIDCD say you should ask a few questions:FAMILYFEATURES Hearing loss affects over 30 million Americans and its not just a problem for the elderly. The majority (65 percent) of people with hearing loss are actually younger than age 65. There are more than six million people in the U.S. between the ages of 18 and 44 with hearing loss, and nearly one and a half million are school age, according to the Better Hearing Institute. Because hearing has a profound effect on quality of life, its important to know how to recognize hearing loss, and what can be done about it.What features would be most useful to me?Does the audiologist perform real ear measures to verify the performance of the hearing aids?What is the total cost of the hearing aids? Do the benefits of newer technologies outweigh the higher costs? Is there a trial period to test the hearing aids? (Most manufacturers allow a 30to 60-day trial period during which aids can be returned for a refund.) What fees are nonrefundable if the aids are returned after the trial period? How long is the warranty? Can it be extended? Does the warranty cover future maintenance and repairs?Can the audiologist make adjustments and provide servicing and minor repairs? Will loaner aids be provided when repairs are needed? What instruction does the audiologist provide? Not all insurance will cover hearing aids, but AARPmembers can save 20 percent on hearing aids and hearing care through the AARPHearing Care Program provided by HearUSA. Visit www.aarphealthcare.com for details. Hearing Aid FAQ Are hearing aid batteries interchangeable among manufacturers? Battery dimensions are standardized across all brands. All sizes are the same just look for the color standard to find your battery size. Should I open the door on my hearing aid when its not in use? Yes it is a good idea to open the battery door on your hearing aid when you are not using it. This reduces battery drain and may allow air in to remove any moisture buildup.How should I store my batteries for best hearing aid battery life? To get maximum hearing aid battery life, keep batteries at room temperature. Heat can shorten hearing aid bat tery life and a damp location like the refrigerator is not recommended. Also, never carry loose batteries in your pocket or purse. Contact with metal items like keys or coins can short-circuit the battery. Learn more about getting the most out of hearing aids and hearing aid batteries at www.energizer.com.All the Betterto HearYou WithThere are a surprising number of people who could benefit from hearing aids that dont wear them. But those that do wear them report a significant improvement in quality of life. Asurvey by the Better Hearing Institute found that, of the hearing aid wearers that responded:71 percent reported more effective communications.56 percent had a better social life.55 percent reported better relationships at home.56 percent had better relationships in the workplace.48 percent had improved emotional health. Todays hearing aids are not the big, clunky ones you may remember. There are sizes and styles to fit every lifestyle, and many are winning awards for their design.Completely-in-the-Canal (CIC) hearing aids fit into the ear canal and are virtually invisible.Behind-the-Ear (BTE) hearing aids are much sleeker, smaller and more discreet than their predecessors.Open-Fit BTEs are nearly invisible behind the ear and use a thin plastic tube or a thin wire to amplify sound into the ear canal.