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C M Y K NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 S unday, August 14, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 96 | 75 cents www.newssun .com HighLow 95 76C omplete Forecast PAGE 14A Afternoon T-storms and still hot F orecast Question: Have you taken money out of the stock market in the past week? Next question: Are you ready for school to start? www.newssun .comM ake your voice heard at Online Obituaries G eorge Filip Age 83, of Lake Placid Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 17.2% No 82.8% 099099401007 T otal votes: 58 A rts & Entertainment6B Business9B Chalk Talk12B Classifieds11A Community Briefs2A Community Calendar5B Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby13B Editorial & Opinion4A Horoscope13B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times13B Pause & Consider13B Places To Worship8B Police Blotter2A Sports On TV2B Watershed News9B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 8 8 2 2 7 7 All hail, Florida hail Dixie Ozone World Series winners welcomed home The crowd began to amass early Friday night. Right around 8 p.m., people began to gather outside the food court at Lakeshore Mall, awaiting the triumphant return of the back-to-back Dixie Ozone World Series champions. Running a bit late on their day-long bus ride home from Madison Heights Va., where the day before they had beaten the host team twice to defend the title, the Sebring AllStars were unaware of the greeting that awaited them. When the skies began to darken and lightning started to flash, the crowd wasnt sure what to expect either. B y DAN HOEHNE email@example.com Big crowd greets 2-time champs Continued on page 8A More photos News-Sun photos by KATARASIMMONS (From left) Coach Andrew Bible, Coach Jim Peck, David DeGenaro, Daniel Simons and Kyle Helms are the first off the bus at Lakeshore Mall Friday night as a waiting crowd cheers the teams second straight Dixie Ozone World Series championship. By DAN HOEHNE firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Sebring lost a legend when longtime coach Johnny Freeland passed away Friday. Freeland, a three-sport athlete with the Blue Streaks, graduated from Sebring High School in 1938, playing baseball semi-professionally with the Sebring Firemen before starting his minor league career in 1941. After serving in the army during World War II and taking his minorleague career a bit farther, Freeland returned home to Sebring to play semi-professionally and continue his education. Earning a degree in social studies and physical education, Freeland began his long career with SHS in 1952, having been influenced to Legendary SHS coach Freeland dies Freeland LIVING, 14B See FREELAND, page 5ATiny visitorsH ummingbirds a welcome t reat in back yards PAGE9 BHatching timeL et a gator be born in y our hands at Gatorama PAGE1 0B Photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Joshua Losada, 4, and his sister Sarah, 9, of Avon Park, enjoy chocolate milk and a hot-dog at the Destination Downtown Kids Night Friday at Sebrings Historic Circle. PAGE6A& ONLINE By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY email@example.comSEBRING It was Kids Night in downtown Sebring Friday night, complete with coloring contests, face painting, a talent competition, hot dogs, and snow cones. Cameryn Lester, Lauren Eubanks, Katie Lester and Kayli Spurlock each sang three songs apiece to warm applause, with Kayli being selected as the best performer for that particular show. Down Ridgewood Drive, next to Lindas Books, Greg Harris, Eric Zwayer and Mike Stone took turns in the dunk tank, daring anyone to dump them in the water three tries for $1. Harris took it a step farther You throw like a girl, he taunted one young woman. Snow cones, singing and a big splash See KIDS, page 3A
C M Y K W hen news reached the United States on August 6 that 30 American troops had been killed in a helicopter crash in easternA fghanistans Wardak province, my first thought was not about politics or wartime strategy. It was about the 30 American fami-l ies who would receive knocks on their doors from military messengers in the tragic days to follow. While writing this weekly column and running the Unknown Soldiers blog, I have had the honor and privilege of speaking with family members who bravely recounted the moment that every military family dreads. I dont know that theres anything that can mentally prepare you, said Patrick Callahan, who lost his son, Marine Sgt. Sean Callahan, 23, in Afghanistan on Apr. 23. You cant be. When they notified us, I was cooking some dinner for my daughter, who was having some friends over. The messengers who delicately deliver this earth-shattering news do a job that almost nobody wants. Yet during every interview Ive conducted with families of the fallen, grieving parents and spouses have expressed nothing but compassion for the men and women in uniform who told them that their hero was killed overseas. The casualty assistance officers who came to the house were extremely good and extremely nice, Callahan said. Were still interacting with one of them and will be for months. Lona Parten lost her oldest son, Army First Lt. Tyler Parten, 24, in Afghanistan on Sept. 10, 2009. Sitting across from the grieving mother at a Birmingham, Ala., restaurant,I could see the moment that changed her life while looking into her tearful eyes. The knock on the door still hauntst he military mom, especially with a possible combat deployment on the horizon for her youngest son. How will I sleep? she a sked. How will I deal with the phone ringing or knocks at the door? Donna Walker didnt know t hat her son, Army Spc. J ameson Lindskog, 23, was out on his first-ever combat mission until there was a knock on the door of herC alifornia home. But after not hearing from her son for two weeks, she sensed that he might be in danger shortlyb efore his Mar. 29 death in A fghanistan. I knew something was going on, Walker told me. But it was a complete shock, because it was the first time he was ever out. Dante Acostas son, Spc. Rudy Acosta, 19, was murdered in Afghanistan on March 19 when a terrorist infiltrated an American base and opened fire on U.S. troops. The knock on his familys door brought total shock and confusion into their home. s the most gut-wrenching thing you could possibly go through, he said. My wife one minute shes fine, the next shes in tears. On Sept. 21, 2010, Erin Looneys big brother, Lt. Brendan Looney, 29, boardeda helicopter with three fellow Navy SEALs and five soldiers. After it crashed, killing all nine U.S. troops, Erin was notified at work by her boss, a close family friend who had just spoken to her mother. When Erin arrived home in a daze of grief, she found a houseful of grieving family members and friends, who provided plenty of love and support. I hugged my mom, she said. People were just coming in all day and night. While respecting the privacy of the families who lost a loved one in the tragic August 6 helicopter crash, we should emulate the relatives and friends of the Looney family. By putting aside our divisions and uniting behind our troops, we can help fill 30 grieving households with that same kind of love and support. As President Barack O bama sits down in the Oval Office to sign condolence letters for 30 grieving military families, a speech delivPage 2ANews-SunSunday, August 14, 2011www.newssun.com Pub Block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 8 0 0 3 3 4 4 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; above lottery, general; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 9 9 4 4 7 7 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; Below Lottery Soc. 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First Baptist Church of Sebring is at 200 EastC enter Ave.T ea Party meets TuesdaySEBRING Robert H orne, with the Highlands County Voters League, will b e the guest speaker at Tuesdays meeting of the The Highlands Tea Party.T he group meets at 5:30 p.m. for a dutch-treat buff et at Homers Restaurant. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. For more information, call 699-0743 or emailJ LPARZ@embarqmail.comVendors wanted for CCC FestivalS EBRING The 26th annual CCC Festival will b e held at Highlands Hammock State Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, N ov. 5. Local arts and crafts vendors are welcome to request vendor information by emailing dorothy.l.har-r firstname.lastname@example.org. Vendor spaces are $20 and are limited to handmade arts and crafts only. No re-sale merchandise is allowed in the festival. For additional information, call 471-5324.S.A.L.T. Council meets TuesdaySEBRING The Highlands County Seniorsa nd Law Enforcement Together (S.A.L.T.) Council will hold its monthly educational forum on Tuesday at theK enilworth Care and Rehabilitation Center, 3011 Kenilworth Blvd. The forum, hosted by the Sebring Police Department,w ill begin at 10 a.m. Officer Wilma Tindell of the Sebring PoliceD epartment will provide a presentation on current frauds and scams. T he public is invited to attend and there is no c harge, however reservations are requested. To reserve a seat at this p resentation contact S.A.L.T. president Janet T indell at 443-0747 or Nell Hays of the Highlands County Sheriffs Office at 402-7369. The S.A.L.T. Council is a part of Triad, which is an organization of the I nternational Association of Chiefs of Police, the National SheriffsA ssociation and the AARP. The purpose of this o rganization is to address the needs of seniors in the community especially as t hey relate to crime victimization and the fear of crime. S.A.L.T. meetings are held monthly on the thirdT uesday at 10 a.m. Locations for the meetings rotate throughout Highlands County. CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Continued on page 5A Courtesy photo The Highlands County campers flanked by Deputy Andy Spires (left P orter (rightom Ouverson (not pictured) also accompanied campers for their week long experience. Special to the News-SunS o what did you do during your summer vacation? Twenty-two youngsters from H ighlands County can say they had the time of their lives at the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch in Inglis. The one-week-long camp hosts a total of 36 boys and 36 girls throughout the summerf rom around the state at no cost to parents (except for a physical exam A ccording to the Florida Sheriffs Association, the goal of the camps are to provide a wholesome atmosphere and positivec amping experience for deserving boys and girls between the ages of 10-15. The camp a lso provides an opportunity for deputies and other law enforcement volunteers to get pers onally involved with the youngsters and build positive healthy relationships. I t teaches campers valuable teamwork skills through group living, decision-making and team building activities. Highlands County participants were chosen through an application process. This year 11b oys and 11 girls went to camp along with three school resource deputies. This has been a n annual activity at Inglis for the past nine years. The program has been in existence since 1982. F or more information, visit the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch website at w ww.youthranches.org/. Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch hosts local campers The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that t he names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent u ntil proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or hasc harges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the NewsSun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. T he following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail onT hursday, Aug. 11: Humphrey Alvarez, 35, of Homestead, was c harged with three counts of violation of probation reference fraud rentalp roperty, grand theft and producing marijuana. Norris Patrick Glover, 19, of Lake Placid, was charged with trespassing, resisting an officer without v iolence, aggravated stalking, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance, intimi-d ation and extortion. Michael Calvin Hesser, 5 0, of Sebring, was charged with two counts of litter. Juan Ramirez Maya, 25, of Ruskin, was charged with violation of a municipal ordinance. Billy Edward Potter, 37, o f Everglades City, was charged with three counts of violation of probation reference possession of a prescription drug withouta prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia andp ossession of cannabis. Lynn Marie Schreiter, 43, of Lake Placid, wasc harged with battery. James Ramie Walker, 22, of Fort Myers, was charged with three counts of violation of probationr eference resisting an officer without violence, bur-g lary of a conveyance and grand theft. Samuel Scott Wiggins, 28, of Sebring, was charged with battery, andt wo counts of violation of probation reference domestic violence battery and battery. PO LICEBLOTTER Hard knocks for families See HARD, page 8A Associated PressORLANDO Casey Anthony must return to Orlando within two weeks to serve a years probation for check fraud, a Florida judge ruled Friday. Judge Belvin Perry said that Anthony must follow a probation order issued by another judge and report to an Orange County probation officer no later than Aug. 26 at noon, although she could report earlier. The other judge had ordered Anthony to report to Florida last week for her one-year probation. But that judge later recused himself and turned the case over to Perry, who presided over the murder trial that ended last month with Anthonys acquittal. Anthonys attorneys had argued that she served her probation while in jail awaiting trial in her murder case and requiring her to do so again would be double jeopardy. They also argued that her life would be in danger if her location were known. Perry said he would authorize the Department of Corrections to make an exception and keep Anthonys address private during her probation. Judge: Anthony must serve check fraud probation
C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, August 14, 2011Page 3A MARTIAL ARTS (pp Black; ff main top rhp only pg 3 or 5; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 6 8 8 2 2 MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 08/14/11, p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 9 9 8 8 4 4 News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY K ayeli Spurlock won the talent portion of the Kids Night celebration. Cameryn Lester, Lauren Eubanks and Katie Lester sang in competition. N ews-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY County Commissioner Greg Harris was right at home in thew ater during the Kids Night event in downtown Sebring Friday. Good thing too, Harris spent most of the evening s oaking wet. ou didnt hit it, he told a brawny y oung man, referring to the button that had to be hit squarely with a ball to release the seating mechanism. But yous cared it. he added, because the man was putting his whole body into the t hrows. T.J. Wohl bought five chances for $10, and put Harris into the water noto nce, but twice. s a lot more fun than it looks, Harris said, grinning ruefully, as he c limbed out of the tank for the seventh or eighth time in a row. Aw, youre rooting for em arent you, someone in the crowd called out. Indeed, when some of the younger pitchers werent able to throw hard enough to dunk him in the water, Harrist old them to take a run and punch the button by hand. Most of the children at the event were young, some facing going to school for the first time. When asked if they were excited about the first day of school, t hey just smiled politely, looked blank and focused on having a good time while wearing their mustard well. Cole Ellis, 14, and headed to his freshman year at Sebring High School,i s looking forward to the start of school. Im ready to go back, he said. I miss m y friends. Local merchants helped make the e vent both fun and productive. Brenners Pottery, Lindas Books and S till Chic Boutique took in school supply donations, while the Happy Owl, the Childrens Museum and Carillos Closet joined them in setting coloring contest stations. S ebring High School cheerleaders volunteered as face painters in front of t he newly opened Somos Deli. The night was a preamble to the Hot R ods & Hogs car show Saturday night. And there is more to come in Sebring. The week of Aug. 15-19 is Discovery Camp 2011 at the Childrens Museum, this year highlighting the Wild West. It is designed for elementary age children and costs $75. Call 385-5437 or visit www.ChildrensMuseumHighlands.com f or more information. H ighlands Little Theatre opens its p roduction of The Secret Garden Aug. 17. The show will run through Sept. 4. The story is about lonely children who discover a secret garden and find it a magical, healing place. For those who wish to learn more about future plans, or current businesses, there is a Whats Up Downtown?m eeting at 5:30 p.m., Aug. 30 at the J ack Stroup Civic Center. This month, Marjorie Ferrer, from the Delray Beach Development Authority, will be the guest speaker. Call the Community Redevelopment Agency at 417-5104 for more informat ion. C ontinued from page 1A Kids Night Out a hit in downtown Sebring By DAN ELLIOTT A ssociated PressDENVER Acrucial tip that led to the arrests oft hree fugitive siblings in Colorado came from two retired officers, one a former state trooper and the other a former wildlife offi-c er, authorities said. The pair were taking a l eisure trip in the San Isabel National Forest Wednesday morning when they spotted the siblings somewhere near Colorado City, saidC olorado Department of Public Safety spokesman Lance Clem. The retired trooper knew the number of a State Patrol dispatch center in Puebloa nd called in the sighting. H is report was quickly broadcast to law-enforcement officers, and within anh our the fugitives were in custody after a high-speed chase, gunfire and a crash. If youre the bad guys, y ou dont really want to e ncounter some retired officers because youre in for a bad day, Clem said. Lee Grace Dougherty, 29, D ylan Dougherty Stanley, 2 6, and Ryan Edward Dougherty, 21, are bein g held in Pueblo County, Colo. They face preliminary charges of attemptedf irst-degree murder and assault in two counties, Pueblo and Huerfano, because officers from both counties were involved in t he chase. The Doughertys face b onds of more than $2.5 million each between the two counties. Each has a separate lawyer, and a Huerfano judge issued ag ag order Friday banning the lawyers from any discussion of a possible plea deal. T he Doughertys are also wanted in Georgia on bank robbery charges and in Florida on charges of shooting at a police officer onA ug. 2. Ryan Edward Dougherty also faces a grand theft auto warrant in Florida. According to the warrant, R yan Dougherty had perm ission from a woman to t ake the Subaru Impreza to and from work. The woman later saw her S ubaru on the police chase v ideo. Retired officers gave key tip in fugitive search
In fact, all of our leaders need to be thinking along those lines that now is not the time to draw that imaginary line in the sand about budgets. Its all about budget, and at a recent meeting, it was determined that the county staff and the Sheriffs Office were about $900,000 different in their understanding of budgets. After some haggling, the word lay-off was thrown on the table, and gasps were heard from even those watching on cable. Maybe thats the best place for this kind of drama, why watch Jersey Shore when we have our own reality TV here? But in all seriousness, no one needs this kind of last minute drama. With all the stress of increased prices in food, gas and utilities along with the cut backs most are facing in the private sector, to see our elected leaders arguing over what turns out to be a simple communications problem just seems wrong. One side had one number in mind, the other side had a different number, and the taxpayers knew neither number was enough to lighten their tax load. Like an old-fashion western, Sheriff Susan Benton and Board Chair Barbara Stewart drew lines in the sand. Unfortunately for the taxpayers, the lines were about $900,000 apart. Quotes like absolutely not from one side and then we are facing lay-offs from the other are great for newspaper headlines, but does nothing other than create more uncertainty in an uncertain world. Yep, both sides had valid points, but when government does that in the middle of a crisis, it looks like officials are just haggling over who will get the window seat as the plane crashes. In an era where we are all tightening our belts, everyone has to cut something out, even our local government, and coming down to the last minute to discover that the countys staff and sheriffs staff did not effectively communicate points out that not everyone gets the fact that changes are coming in the way everyone works and plays and how government must be run. We need leadership, not haggling. Solutions, not sides. Now if we could just convince all of our elected leaders to see that, we would all be in much better shape. Page 4ANews-SunSunday, August 14, 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 Come, let us reason together Come now, let us reason together, the old adage goes, and it is a lesson that the Highlands County Sheriffs Office and the Highlands County Board of County Commission need to take to heart. My good friend Tina recently called my attention to an article on cnn.com. The article, written by Katia Hetter, explores what has happened to cursive writing over the years and how it has gotten worse in our electronic age. Most states no longer require cursive writing to be taught in schools anymore. Budget cuts and technology have forced it out of the curriculum, with kids more likely to be taught typing then writing. It is a far cry from my own days in school, where handwriting was not only taught, but graded. It and physical education were my two worst subjects in school. Part of the problem with me and cursive writing is that I am left-handed, and lefties tend to have a harder time learning cursive then our right-handed counterparts. I also was transferred from a class that was just beginning to learn cursive to a class that had already been taught the skill, forcing me to try to catch up with everyone. The results werent pretty. My current handwriting is better then it was in those days, but honesty compels me to admit that it is a far cry from neat. It has been compared (unfavorably) to a doctors handwriting, which is typically portrayed as illegible. That should give you an idea of how bad it is. The problem is that I have very little incentive to improve it. I had to think about the last time I did any amount of writing by hand (signatures dont count). I came up with recently when I was listing my father-in-laws medications on a legal pad, which of course had to be done by hand.Hopefully my mother-in-law could read it without any trouble; at least she didnt ask me to translate. But, other then that, I do most everything written on a keyboard. All my writing is done on my laptop. I know there are authors who do their writing by hand these men and women have my deep respect and admiration. I am also grateful that we have gotten to the point that my career isnt dependent on my handwriting capabilities, or Id be in real trouble. People decry the loss of the handwritten letter. The article I read about this wonders if future children will understand the power of John Hancocks signature on the Declaration of Independence if they cant even read the original document? People feel that something important is being lost with cursive apparently going by the wayside. Me? I see nothing wrong with teaching students how to read cursive writing (is it that hard to learn?). My feelings are more mixed when it comes to whether or not to make kids learn how to write in cursive.Yes, done right its quite pretty. But how many of us attained that level of skill? And I will admit that the memory of those bad handwriting grades still sting. Perhaps thats part of the reason Im not too bothered by the fact its not being taught anymore. But perhaps it should be offered to those students who want to learn the skill. And at the very least, all students should be taught how to sign their names. And writing letters? While I admit the letters Don handwrote me in college are precious to me, so is an email my son John sent me several years ago. To me, its the content of a message that makes it special, not whether it was handwritten or typed. Mourn the decline of cursive writing if you must. I volunteer to handwrite the obituary if it finally dies. Hope you can read it. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Is handwriting a dead art? Lauras Look Laura Ware Reduction of unemployment rights hurt workersEditor: I would disagree with Representative Denise Grimsleys assessment at a recent Highlands County Homeowners Association meeting, those cutbacks in unemployment compensation were very important. This might be true if you are looking out for business interests instead of working people. Grimsley talks about abuses of the system, but rather than deal with those individual cases her position is let us reduce benefits for all. This attitude is like saying to a classroom of students, Johnnie messed up so all of you will be punished. Cutting benefits with 10.6 percent, statewide unemployment from 26 weeks to between 12 and 23 weeks tells you business is directing our local legislator again. Of course, Grimsley thought cuts in benefits to teachers, firefighters and other state employees was another of the good things done by the state legislature. I respectfully disagree again. Grimsley sidestepped a question on E-Verify that would allow employers to check to see if the worker is legally in the country before hiring them. Like most Republican representatives, she throws up the smoke screen of saying the feds make it easy for people to avoid work. She knows that her business partners favor lowwage workers, so why check. The faults of our state lie, not with the feds Denise, but with a group of representatives in Tallahassee. Your committee refused federal health funds in the millions that would have moved thousands on the waiting list from nursing home care to home services. Your attitude is that the little people do not matter. Your ties to the nursing home industry did not influence your decision one bit did it? She talked about the unemployment problem while our governor turned down more than 24,000 jobs that high-speed rail would have brought to the state. The money for jobs and traffic improvement were there, but went to other states instead. How hard did you work to convince Governor Scott to deliver on his promise of Lets get to Work? I would favor both Governor Scott and you being unemployed the next time you two stand for election. Chet Brojek SebringMany are starting to think and actEditor: Let us all be praying that the debt crisis will be settled according to Gods will. I think we would all agree that we cannot continue to spend money we dont have and I knowing we are hearing scare tactics about our Social Security being deleted, but it is my understanding that even if the government defaults, we will receive enough revenue to take care of the essentials until things are settled. I do admire this group that is standing firm on doing their best to solve the problem over the long term, while our president is doing more lectioneering for his reelection than working for the benefit of the people. I can say one thing for him, he is a determined soul. I dont believe it will take but one more term for him to complete what he is doing, which is to completely destroy this country. When the government gets full control of every part of our lives, that will be a sad day. When our constitution is ignored, Sharia law takes the place of American law, Christians are persecuted and even killed for their faith, anyone can become a citizen by just crossing the border without going through the legal process and receive the benefits that tax paying citizens receive, that is not good. I am so thankful for these who are listening to the people before the last election. This Tea Party has certainly got many to thinking and acting; I pray that none will be deceived by a slick tongue. It will take years to undo what these last leaders have done, both Democrats and Republicans. But with Gods help and our obedience, our country can be restored. I know Hell do His part. It has to start with each of us to clean up the mess were in. I trust that eyes and hearts will be opened that we might all realize what He would have us do. He has blessed us with such a beautiful country and we have not taken care of it like we should have, but He is a forgiving God; if we repent and change our ways. May God give each us the wisdom to always stand for what is right according to His Word. May we meet His requirements that He will forgive our sins and heal our land that we may enjoy the fruits of a Christian nation dedicated to His will and purpose. Willie Clyde (Toole) Cloud Sebring BouquetMany help with Sebring fireworksEditor: This years Sebring 4th of July Firework Celebration was a huge success. This was the first time in the past five years that we did not have any rain issues, which I believe helped with the increased numbers in the crowd. The fireworks would not have been a success without all of our sponsors: Grand Finale Sponsors ($500 & Above): Community Redevelopment Association, Cross County Automotive, Alan Jay Automotive, Highlands County Rotary, Griffins Carpet, Mart Heacock Insurance Group, Highlands Independent Bank, Rotary Club of Sebring, Progress Energy. Big Boom Sponsors ($10 0 & Up): Don Joses Mexican Restaurant, Kenilworth Lodge, Waypoints Financial, Sebring Cruise Inc. of Highlands County, Sebring Chamber of Commerce, Brenner Pottery, Palms of Sebring, Dr. Norm Stephens, Medical Respiratory Company, Robert and Carolyn Rapp, Swaine and Harris P.A., Teresa Bock ReMax, Comcast, Haywood Taylor, MCS Construction, Lori Kennedy State Farm. Sparklers Sponsors: Highlands Office Supply, Ralph and Irene Rensing, Bryan and Joy Belcher, Nicholas G. Schommer, P.A., Alternatives N Life, Sweet Adelines, Evertt and Susan Finne y, Diana Albritton, The Hand Rehabilitation Center, and Chastain-Skillman. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, August 14, 2011Page 5A Stephenson Nelson ****; 7.444"; 5"; Black; obit page; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 9 9 3 3 7 7 SEBRING PEDIATRICS, LLC; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 8/14/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 9 9 4 4 0 0 Model Railroad Club does not meetSEBRING All Sebring Model RailroadC lub will not meet in August. The club meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, unless otherwise directed. Then ext meeting is Sept. 20. Members build and run a n HO Gauge model railroad layout. All rail-buffs and all other model railroad gauges hobbyists are welcomed. F or information, or updates on meeting locations, call Gene Archer at 452-0334 or Curtis Petersen at 382-6967.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will have NASCAR on the screen at 1 p.m. today. The District 23 meeting is at 11 a.m. For more information, call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The American Legion Placid Post 25 will have music with Chrissy today. Call for time. For more i nformation, call 465-0975. The Lake Placid Moose Lodge 2374 will have music with Bama Jam from 3-6 p.m. today. The LoyalO rder of the Moose House Committee and Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. Monday. For more information, call 465-0131. The American Legion Auxiliary, Placid Unit 25w ill host a casino trip to Immokalee on Tuesday, A ug. 30. Cost is $35 (you receive $30 free play and $5 food voucher). Coffee and doughnuts served from 7:45-8:15 a.m. Bus leavesa t 8:30 a.m. from the American Legion Post, 1490 U.S. 27 North. Signup early before Wednesday, Aug. 24. Non-membersw elcome. For more information or to sign up, call 655-0232. SEBRING The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 will have karaoke from 5-8 p.m. today with MegaSound. Shrimp Night returns on Monday. The VFWPost meeting will be at 7 p.m. Ladies Auxiliary wings are back on Tuesday. Music with Todd Allen from 5-8 p.m. For more details, call 385-8902. Continued from page 2A GEORGE FILIP George W. Filip, 83, passed away quietly and peacefully on Aug. 7, 2011a t Lake Placid Health Care. George was born in Aurora, I ll., to George F. and May E. Filip on July 25, 1928. George was a professional accordionist from age 14 and at age 40 became they oungest musician to receive a Lifetime Gold Card from the American Federation of Musicians Union. George owned ando perated the very successful Filip Music Store in Aurora, Ill. from 1954 to 1984. In 2000, George and his wife moved to Lake Placid, Fla. where he built beautiful Homes by George. In Highlands County, Georges favorite activities were playing music at the nursing homes and at the Highlands Senior Center with his band The Stardusters and his son, Gary. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Christine (Dunlap Gary (JanaP lacid; two daughters, J olynn (Terry) Gilliam of Chinle, Ariz., and Joilynn ( Bob) Littleton of Bellingham, Wash.; eight grandchildren, Lara Filip,F elicia Filip Burkovskiy, Danielle Filip, Seth Filip, Patrick Tiffany, MarcusT iffany, Matt Tiffany, and Jered Ruback, and seven great-grandchildren. ACelebration of Life will be held at the Highlands Senior Center on Friday, Aug. 19 beginning at 11 a.m. After a memorial service and a pot-luck luncheon, a musiciansjam session will be held at Georges request. In lieu of flowers and in honor of George Filip, the family requests donations be made to Highlands Senior Center Inc., 3400 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL 33870. OBITUARIES COMMUNITYBRIEFS Courtesy photo Gulf Ridge Council B.S.A., Calusa District held its Cub Scout Twilight Camp on June 20-24 at First United Methodist Church in Sebring. The theme for this years camp was Jungle Safari and the kids participated in many activities during the week along with creating some fun crafts. The kids tested their archery and shooting skills, practiced their mapping skills while earning their Map and Compass beltloops.One of the most popular craft activity was making the Marshmallow Shooters. A special thanks to Pam Karlson and all the volunteers that made this years camp such a success. If your child is interested in joining Scouts, call Julie Diaz Nichols at (863e information. Courtesy photo Timothy Backer (right Florida Community College District Board of Trustees, presents a plaque of appreciation to Gary Delatorre for serving as board chair in 2010-11.SFCCs District Board of Trustees elected Backer, of DeSoto County, as 2011-12 chair and Richard Maenpaa of Hardee County as vice chair. Backer was appointed to the board in 2009. Maenpaa joined the board in 1999. Joan Hartt was also elected liaison to the SFCC Foundation Board. Hartt has served on the board since 1999. C ub Scout Twilight Camp SFCC Board of Trustees holds elections coach by his own high school coach, J im Melton. He began as an junior varsity coach f or the Streaks in baseball, football and basketball and by the mid 1950s was the varsity head baseball coach and assistant football coach. He had to give up coaching in 1968 after becoming ana ssistant principal. In 1976, he was awarded a lifetime membership in the F lorida Athletic Coaches Association. He retired in 1985 after a 33-year career at SHS. I was told our baseball teams had about 250 wins and about 50 losses, F reeland said in a 1979 interview. During games, if I knew we had things under control after the third or fourth i nning, Id sit back and light up a cigar. People would know we had the game in command. I was lucky, Freeland told the News-Sun in 1999. I had good boys.T hey listened. They worked hard and they loved baseball. And the parents w ere behind us 100 percent. We had a lot of good years. And while his successes on the field w ere plenty, it was the influence he had on his players and the community that told the story of Coach Freeland. Gary Rapp, who played for Freeland and later coached the Blue Streaks, cer-t ainly saw it that way when reached Saturday morning. We all have our stories, but I want to t ouch on the man he was, an emotional Rapp said. Other than my father, I didt respect anyone more than Coach. His integrity, his fairness and the way he just treated people right. R app, an area coaching legend in his o wn right, continued. He made you feel comfortable and you believed in him as a coach, he said. He was a great man off the field as wella nd I think I speak for anyone that had t he pleasure of knowing him that they could only hope to live up to his expectation. With the news of Freeland still raw, R app collected his thoughts during an a ssuredly moving morning for him. Whats written on a stone about a man, people forget in a week. What ise tched in the minds of people about a m an lasts a lifetime. That describes Coach. Funeral arrangements were not available at press time on Saturday. C ontinued from page 1A Freeland was coach, mentor to many Whats written in stone about a man, people forget in a week. What is etched in the minds of people about a man lasts a lifetime. That describes Coach.G ARYRAPP former SHS player, coach, speaking about Johnny Freeland By BILLKACZOR A ssociated PressTALLAHASSEE The F lorida Retirement System lost about $9 billion, or 7 percent of its value, over the last six weeks, but state investment officials sayt hats nothing to fret about. The pension plan weighed in at an estimated $119.4 billion as trading on the nations financial mar-k ets opened Friday. That was down from $128.4 billion on June 30,t he end of the last fiscal year. The biggest hit came M onday. The fund lost $3.2 billion a s the markets reacted to European debt problems and a downgrade in the fed-e ral governments creditworthiness by one of three m ajor rating firms. Since then, its been a roller coaster ride up Tuesday, down Wednesday and up again Thursday. Thef unds net loss for the week through Thursday was $1.5 b illion, but the markets were trending up again Friday. A ll that volatility has had no effect on the systems pension obligations to more 300,000 retirees, as well as6 50,000 current teachers and state and local government employees, said State Board of Administration spokesman DennisM acKee. Thats because the systems investments are focused on a 30-year horizon. Were very liquid and nobodys pension payments are at risk, MacKee said. You dont keep score on a day-to-day, month-tomonth, week-to-week basis.Y ou keep score over the long haul. M acKee noted the fund has experienced such gyrations before. Its valued ropped by 19 percent in the fiscal year ending June 3 0, 2009, but it increased by 22 percent last fiscal year. oure going to have short-term periods of strong and/or weak performance,M acKee said. Were going through one of those. A down market, though, offers opportunities to institutional investors such ast he retirement system. State officials not worried about pension losses NEWS-SUN 385-6155 Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876
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C M Y K Page 8ANews-SunSunday, August 14, 2011www.newssun.com J C PENNEY; 7.444"; 15"; Black; tax free IO085081189661 #1; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 7 7 7 0 0 LIL WIZARDS ACADEMY; 3.639"; 3 "; Black; main top; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 9 9 3 3 5 5 ered more than 25 years ago in the same office seems to fit this sad moment. On the solemn evening of January2 6, 1986, President Ronald Reagan spoke about the seven courageous astronauts who died in the tragic explosion of Space ShuttleC hallenger. e will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them this morning as they prepared for t heir journey and waved goodbye, and slipped the surly bonds of Earthto touch the face of God. T o find out more about Tom Sileo or to read features by o ther Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the C reators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. C ontinued from page 2A But the masses continued to c ome and were soon rewarded as the police escort led the bus into view, winding through the parking lot before coming to a stop to allow its passengers tos tep out to the cheers. Aflurry of flash bulbs mingled with the bolts in the night sky as the wide-eyed youngsters took it all in. This is just crazy, third baseman Jay Bible said, the h umbled surprise showing on his face. S o ready to get home after their long and arduous week, some players seemed to fully expect to get off the bus and into bed, as second basemanB rendan Doty stepped out in pajama pants and slippers. It took little prodding to get him to discuss the championship week. When it started off, it felt like wed sweep right through, he said, regarding the blowout wins on the opening weekend. But then we had the Georgia game where we only won by a run and then the loss to Madison Heights. That really got us. But it made us mad. Coach said we were meeting our match, but we felt we just played bad the first time against them and didnt agree and wanted to show him. Doty hit his first-ever home run in Wednesdays semifinal win against South Carolina. I didnt know it was going over, he said. I knew I hit it good and that it was going far, but it wasnt until I saw the c enter fielder stop running that I knew The team was soon brought i nside the food court area where county commissioner Don Elwell officially welcomed the team back and spoke about the fantastic a chievement. Head coach Dean Frazier then said a few words of appreciation for all of the hometowns upport before introducing his players and assistant coaches. Everett Hurst, Daniel S imons, Alex Lopez, Kyle Helms, Trey Frazier, Doty, David DeGenaro, Josh Crouch, Jay Bible, D.J. McPhail, Jimmy Peck and the absent S eth Cannady, who got a head start on the teams trip to Cooperstown, N.Y. for a tournament next weekend, were introduced to the crowd, along with assistant coaches Andrew Bible and Jim Peck. More flashes the air before the formality broke and the mingling began. There might have seemed to be pressure, us going back to win it again, DeGenaro said. But we didnt really feel it within ourselves. We knew what we were capable of and were confident that if we just play the way we know we can, wed be all right. The beeps of the bus horn soon signaled an end to the welcome-home festivities and the kids were off for a welldeserved night of sleep in their own beds. And, perhaps as a sign from the Dixie baseball gods, it was only then that it began to rain. H ard knocks N ews-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Team Florida is greeted Friday evening by a large crowd as they arrived back in town from the Dixie Ozone World Series in Madison Heights, Va. Two-time World Series champs welcomed home Continued from page 1A Associated PressORLANDO Florida Gov. Rick Scotts visit to an Orlando-area Walmart to promote the states back-toschool tax holiday Friday was met with a handful of hecklers and protesters, who shouted questions about his attention to education and job creation. Scotts promotion of the popular money-saving event included a stop at the retail chain to buy school supplies and donate them to three area schools. From Friday through Sunday, Florida shoppers wont pay sales tax on clothing items costing $75 or less and school supplies costing $15 or less. s great that we have this sales tax holiday, Scott said. It helps our families be able to afford school supplies. Its always a tough time, especially in a time when people are struggling ... The negative is we still have 900,000 people struggling for work. During the visit, protesters wearing PinkSlipRick.com Tshirts walked near the governor as he browsed the aisles purchasing items. The group was created by Florida Watch, a progressive advocacy organization that has criticized the governor. One member of the group flashed a leaflet in front of Scott as he walked by. They also handed out pink sheets of paper, representing termination slips, to several other spectators. Governor meets protesters during Walmart visit
www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 14, 2011Page 9A NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PLACEMENT; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; main, ff, rt pg, sebring bus; 0 0 0 1 0 9 8 5 Florida State Pageants; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; main a, 08/14/11; 0 0 0 1 0 9 9 7 BUSINESS Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID Jeannie Snively, Chairperson of the Board is pleased to announce that the following individuals have joined the Chamber Board. Barbara (Barb) Sheasley is publisher of the Lake Placid Journal. Sheasley is a seasoned sales professional managing all aspects of retail and classified advertising. She is also the treasurer of the Lake Placid Merchants Association as well treasurer if the Highlands County Orchid Society. Niki Gregor is assistant vice president and residential loan manager for Heartland National Bank. Gregor possesses extensive banking and legal experience. She is also currently the treasurer of the Lake Placid Jaycees. Jeffrey (Jeff) Mechlin is business development coordinator for Glades Electric Cooperative. Mechlin is a vice president of the SFCC Foundation, FHREDI board member, serves on the Advisory Committee for Highlands County YMCA, and is a Highlands IDA/EDC board member. Charles (Chuck) Oakes is managing partner and administrator for Southern Lifestyle ALF of Lake Placid. Oakes is a seasoned executive serving many years in the medical field. He is the recipient of the Paul Harris Rotary Award, a graduate of Leadership Highlands as well as the founder of the Highlands County Chapter of Seniors and Law Enforcement (SALT) and an emeritus member of the Shrine Hospital Board of Directors. LP Chamber of Commerce announces new board members Barbara Sheasley Charles Oakes Jeff Mechlin Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Sebring Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) will host its next Whats Up Downtown meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 30 at the Sebring Civic Center on Lake Jackson Guest speaker Marjorie Ferrer, executive director of the Delray Beach Downtown Development Authority (DBDDA), will give a presentation titled Positioning Downtown as a Destination for Visitors and Residents. This topic will provide valuable information to the community on how to take advantage of Sebrings charming and historic downtown for tourists, parttime and year-round residents. As executive director for the DBDDA since 1993, Ferrer spearheaded the revitalization of the city to encompass daytime and nighttime economy and activity. In less than two decades, Marjorie has initiated concepts that have been instrumental to Delray Beachs emergence as a thriving downtown, including Clean and Safe Initiatives, directly award-winning marketing campaigns and promotions that drive economic growth throughout the community. Under her leadership, Delray Beach continues to be successfully branded as the Village by the Sea. Simultaneous to the Downtown Development Authority position, she also served as Executive Director of the Delray Beach Downtown Marketing Cooperative from 1993 to May 2010, successfully coordinating a partnership between the Chamber of Commerce, the Community Redevelopment Agency, the Downtown Development Authority and the City of Delray Beach drawing millions of visitors and residents to the town through events. Many of the signature events included the world famous 100-foot Christmas tree, First Night and Art & Jazz on the Avenue, all of which generated over $4 million in monetary sponsor support and more than $11 million in in-kind sponsor support. Theres a lot of enthusiasm and excitement happening in downtown Sebring right now, especially with the Sebring Centennial happening next year said Pete Pollard, CRAExecutive Director. We encourage everyone to attend this informative meeting. Sebring CRA to host guest speaker Aug. 30 Ferrer Youre probably weary of being reminded to take precautions against identity theft, but heres a wrinkle you may not have considered: Identity thieves have broadened their reach by harvesting childrens dormant Social Security numbers (SSNs) and using them to illegally obtain jobs, credit accounts, mortgages or car loans and much worse. Many victims have no inkling anything is amiss until they later apply for a student loan, bank account, job or apartment and are turned down because of poor credit history. Some families have even been hounded by collection agencies or served with arrest warrants because the debts or criminal activities thieves executed were so extreme. Theres no completely foolproof way to protect your childs identity, but here are some precautions you can take: Although its tempting to simply not register your kids for SSNs until they turn 18, thats not practical in todays world. For one thing, children need one if you want to claim them as dependents on your taxes. They also may need one if you want to obtain medical coverage or government services for them or open bank accounts or savings bonds in their name. Most parents register their children for SSNs at the same time they apply for birth certificates at the hospital. If you wait until later to apply, you must provide proof of your childs U.S. citizenship, age and identity, as well as proof of your own identity. Because each persons SSN is unique, its not uncommon for schools, healthcare providers, insurance companies and others to require that parents provide one as an identification tool. However, dont be afraid to ask: Why do they need an SSN? Is there a legal requirement and if so, what is it? Will they accept alternative identification? What will happen if you dont disclose it? What security precautions do they take with personal information? Will they agree not to use the SSN as your childs personal identification number on correspondence, account statements or ID cards? Warning signs your childs personal data might have been compromised include: Preapproved credit account offers. Calls from collection Protect your kids from identity thieves Personal Finance Jason Alderman See PROTECT, page 10A
Page 10ANews-SunSunday, August 14, 2011www.newssun.com HODGES UNIVERSITY; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, race inches ads; 0 0 0 1 0 8 0 9 WARREN'S AUTO SALES #2; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, back of weather pg; 0 0 0 1 0 9 8 6 BUSINESS agencies, creditors or government agencies. Youre denied opening a bank account in their name because one already exists with the same SSN. They are denied credit, employment, a drivers license or college enrollment for unknown or credit-related reasons. There may be legitimate reasons why your child is receiving credit offers. For example, if you opened a college fund or they enrolled in a frequent flyer program. However, if you strongly suspect an identity theft has been committed, you can: File a police report and keep a copy as proof of the crime. Contact the fraud units at the three major credit bureaus for instructions: Equifax (800-525-6285), Experian (888-397-3742) and TransUnion (800-6807289). Notify the Federal Trade Commission (877438-4338). Their Identity Theft site at www.ftc.gov contains information on fraud alerts, credit freezes, working with police and much more. Ask Social Security (800-772-1213) whether anyone has reported income using your childs SSN. Search "Identity Theft" at www.ssa.gov for information. Contact the IRS Identity Protection Unit (800-980-4490). Bottom line: Use the same precautions with your childs personal information as you do with your own and make sure you know the warning signs and what to do if its compromised. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. To Follow Jason Alderman on Twitter: www.twitter.com/PracticalMoney Continued from page 9A 3X10.5 COLOR AXXIS #00011014 Protect your kids identities By The Associated PressOil prices edged up Friday, on signs that the economy may lift demand for energy. Retail sales improved slightly in July and business inventories gained. But consumer sentiment fell to its lowest level in more than 30 years. The reports left traders in the same spot they were in when the week began guessing about future demand potential for everything from gasoline to heating oil. Benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude rose 38 cents to $86.10 a barrel in midday trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. In London, Brent crude rose 1 cent to $108.03 a barrel on the ICE Futures Exchange. Oil prices have bounced from a low of $79.30 to a little more than $86 a barrel this week as investors remain concerned about global economic growth, ongoing financial problems in Europe and signs of a slower economy in China, a huge importer of oil and other commodities. Traders recently have based their decisions buying and selling contracts largely on economic news and shifts in the stock markets. Good news means higher oil prices; discouraging economic news means prices have fallen. The economic uncertainty is so great that basically any good news is a boost to commodities markets as well as stocks, said Michael Lynch, president of Strategic Energy & Economic Research. People are just going to be watching the economic data and the stock market. The Commerce Department said consumers spent more on autos, furniture, clothing and gas in July, which sent retail sales up 0.5 percent. It was the best showing since March. The agency also revised sales higher in the previous two months. The monthly report is watched closely by investors because consumer spending accounts for about 70 percent of economic growth. The Commerce Department also said business inventories rose 0.3 percent in June. Total business sales rose 0.4 percent after a 0.1 percent drop in May. Meanwhile, the Reuters/University of Michigan survey of consumer sentiment fell to a 30year low. Overall economic growth slowed to just 0.8 percent in the first six months of this year. Oil prices rise slightly on stronger retail sales in July
C M Y K I N THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. GC 10-1319 R ONALD D. MOSS ad J UNE W. MOSS, his wife, Plaintiffs, v. DONALD A. GORDON, a deceased and unmarried individual, and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to the Uniform Final Judgment of Foreclosure entered in this cause by the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, the property described as: Lot 6, Block 74, of ORANGE BLOSSOM COUNTY CLUB COMMUNITY UNITS 13 THROUGH 19 INCLUSIVE UNIT 17, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 6, of the public records of Highlands County, Florida. Together with a portion of Tract T of said plat being more particularly described as follows: Commence at the Southwest corner of said Lot 6, in Block 74, for the Point of Beginning; thence South0 degrees 33'47'' East along the East Line of Tract T for 103.00 feet; thence South 89 degrees 26'13'' West for 302.98 feet to the West line of Tract T; thence north 0 degrees 11'16'' West along the West line of Tract T for 294.01 feet; thence North 89 degrees 26'13'' East for 301.07 feet to the East line of Tract T; thence South 0 degrees 33'47'' East along the East line of Tract T for 191.00 feet to the point of beginning. will be sold at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, on September 7, 2011, beginning at 11:00 a.m. or shortly after to allow all registrants in line at 11:00 a.m. to be available for the sale, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 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 CLERK OF THE COURT By: As Deputy Cler k August 14, 21, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR THE 10THJUDICIAL CIRCUIT, I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C ASE No.: 10-1071 GCS Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as trust ee Morgan Stanley ABS Capital I Inc. Trust 2 006-HE8 Mortgage Pass-through Certificates, S eries 2006-HE8, P laintiff, vs. L ucy Jayne Matos a/k/a Lucy Jayne Hall a /k/a Lucy J. Hall, and Larry Matos, D efendants. N OTICE OF SALE P URSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summ ary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated July 2 5, 2011, and entered in Case No. 10-1071 GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein Deutsche Bank National Trust Company, as trustee Morgan Stanley ABS Capital I Inc. Trust 2 006-HE8 Mortgage Pass-through Certificates, S eries 2006-HE8, is Plaintiff, and Lucy Jayne Mat os a/k/a Lucy Jayne Hall a/k/a Lucy J. Hall, and L arry Matos, are Defendants, I will sell to the h ighest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Ass embly Room, Basement 430 South Commerce A venue, Sebring, FL at 11:00 o'clock A.M. on the 24th day of August, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 7, Block 4, Lake Josephine Heights 2nd Add ition, according to map or plat thereof as rec orded in Plat Book 7, Page 2 of the Public Rec ords of Highlands County, Florida. L ocated: 113 Rosemary Avenue, Sebring, FL 3 3875 a nd all fixtures and personal property located therein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiff's mortgage. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus funds from the sale, if any, other than the property o wner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, this 25th day of July, 2011. B ob Germaine C lerk of said Circuit Court B y: /s/ Toni Kopp A s Deputy Cler k August 7, 14, 2011 I N THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY C IVIL DIVISION C ASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-000600 H SBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR NOMURA ASSET ACCEPTANCE C ORPORATION MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-AF2P laintiff, vs. A COSTA, ERNESTO, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, A ND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL D EFENDANT(S D EAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PART IES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMA NTS, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. N OTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final J udgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on August 1, 2011, in the Circuit Court o f HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: L OTS 7728, LOT 7729, LOT 7730 AND LOT 7731, AVON PARK LAKES UNIT 24, ACCORDING T O THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 22, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHL ANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 2240 N. BENNETT R OAD, AVON PARK, FL 33825; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bid-d er, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County C ourthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on September 1, 2011 at 1 1 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surp lus 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 1st day of August, 2011. C lerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Cler k August 14, 21, 2011STATE OF FLORIDA, CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COMMISSION, Petitioner vs. DENNIS T. DAVIS, Case #30509 Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DENNIS T. DAVIS, Residence Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative Complaint has been filed against you seeking to revoke your CORRECTIONAL Certificate in accordance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any rules promulgated thereunder.You are required to serve a written copy of your intent to request a hearing pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S. upon Michael Crews, PROGRAM DIRECTOR, Criminal Justice Professionalism Program, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P. O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489, on or before September 28, 2011. Failure to do so will result in a default being entered against you to Revoke said certification pursuant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B-27, F.A.C. Dated: July 28, 2011 Ernest W. George C HAIRMAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS A ND TRAINING COMMISSION B y: -sTijuana Comer, Division Representative July 31; August 7, 14, 21, 2011 1050Legals I N THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CASE NO.: 2010-CA-001173 AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE SERVICING, INC. Plaintiff, vs. RAUL GONZALEZ; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC., AS NOMINEE FOR COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC.D efendant(s N OTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order of Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 1, 2011 entered in Civil Case No. 2010-CA-001173 of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein AMERICAN HOME MORTGAGE SERVICING, INC., Plaintiff and RAUL GONZALEZ are defendant(s der for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE LOCATED AT 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FLORIDA AT 11:00 A.M., September 1, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to-wit: LOT 11, IN BLOCK 115, OF LAKE VIEW PLACE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 41, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact Court Administration at 430 S.Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, telephone (8632 receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk of Court ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813 (813 August 14, 21, 2011 Highlands County Sheriffs Office Request for Proposals (RFP RFP 11-03 Pickup/Removal of Used Brass and Aluminum Ammunition C asings The Highlands County Sheriffs Office is seeking RFPs from vendors to provide services, for Pickup/Removal of Used B rass and Aluminum Ammunition Casings. RFP with criteria, requirements, copy of scope of work may be downloaded from the web:www.highlandssheriff.org or will be provided upon written request by contacting: : Deb J. Olson, General Services Manager, Highlands County Sheriffs Office, 434 Fernleaf Avenue; Sebring, Florida 33870 Phone: 863-402-7266; Fax: 863-402-7344; or by E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. All technical questions may be forwarded to Joe Noto, Training Coordinator, Highlands County Sheriffs Office, 434 Fernleaf A venue, Sebring, Florida 33870 (863 4 02-7350. Proposals must be submitted in a sealed envelope and marked with the bid number a nd name to identify the enclosed bid. Bids must be delivered to the Highlands County Sheriffs Office, 434 Fernleaf Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M. August 25, 2011at which time they will be opened. August 7, 14, 2011 INVITATION TO BID CITY OF SEBRING SEBRING, FLORIDA The City of Sebring will receive sealed bids in the City Purc hasing Department for: I TB# 11-021 PARK STREET POTABLE WATER GROUND STORAGE TANK RECOATING Specifications & General Terms and Conditions may be obtained from our website at: mysebring.com. or by contacting Kirk Zimmerman, CPPB by phone 863-471-5110, Fax 863-471-5168, or email: email@example.com
C M Y K I N THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-58 GCS WAUCHULA STATE BANK Plaintiff, vs.I RMA GALAN, ET AL Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE P URSUANT TO FLORIDA STATUTES CHAPTER 45 N OTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND TAXATION OF ATTORNEYS FEES AND COSTS dated August 3, 2011, in the above styled cause, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, at the Highlands County Courthouse, located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, at 11:00 A.M., on September 6, 2011, the following described property s set forth in said SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE AND TAXATION OF ATTORNEY'S FEES AND COSTS, to wit: A portion of Tract 1, in Block 27, Sun 'n Lakes Estate Acres, Section 34, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 24, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, being more particularly described as follows: the South 63.04 feet of the North 504.34 feet of the West 146.94 feet of Tract 1, also known as Lot 8, of Sun 'n Lake Trailer Sites, recorded in O.R. Book 350, Page 159A, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, together with a 1970 STRR Mobile Home, Certificate of Tile #4239916 (VIN#GJMCXMF010671 Parcel Id: C-22-37-30-700-0000-0080 Commonly known as: 245 Highlands Blvd., Lake Placid, FL 33852 Dated this 3rd day of August, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, Clerk of Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 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, tot he provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863 before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. 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 August 7, 14, 2011 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C ASE NO. GC 08-343 T HUNDERBIRD MANOR, INC., a Florida corporation, P laintiffs, v s W ILLIAM E. LEWIS, JR. D efendants N OTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to an amended final decree of foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property s ituate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: U nit No. B-203 of THUNDERBIRD HILL M ANOR, a Condominium, according to The Declar ation of Condominium recorded in O.r. Book 969, P age 225, and all exhibits and amendments t hereof, Public Records of Highland County, Flori da, together with an undivided 1/54 interest in the common elements appurtenant thereto. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 4 30 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the 1st day of September, A.D., 2011. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus f rom the sale, if any, other than the property o wner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a c laim within 60 days after the sale. R OBERT W. GERMAINE B y: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk *In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceedi ng should contact the Clerk of Courts office at 5 90 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 3 3870-3701, Telephone 863-402-6500 not later t han seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing i mpaired (TDDV 1 -800-955-8770, Via Florida Relay Service. August 7, 14, 2011 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT O F THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY C IVIL DIVISION C ASE NO. 2009-CA-000761 S AXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., P laintiff, vs. N ANCY COLON; ANGEL M. MEJIA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANGEL M. MEJIA; IF LIVING, INCLUDI NG ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S R ESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, L IENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERS ONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S L ANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; PLACID LAKES HOME AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION I NC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY ANY GRANTEES, A SSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES O F SAID DEFENDANT(S SONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR A GAINST DEFENDANT(S UNKNOWN TENANT #2; D efendant(s NOTICE OF SALE N otice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the a bove-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: L OT 10, BLOCK 34, PLACID LAKES, SECTION 3, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in P lat Book 7, Page 63, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. A /K/A 213 Hoover Avenue NE Lake Placid, FL 33852a t public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement o f Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., on September 6, 2011. D ATED THIS 4th DAY OF August, 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus f rom the sale, if any, other than the property o wner as of the date of the lis pendents, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. W itness, my hand and seal of this court on the 4 th day of August, 2011. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk A ugust 14, 21, 2011 N otice Under Fictitious Name Law Pursuant to S ection 865.09, Florida Statutes N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious n ame of Nutn Fancy Grillin located at 203 S. Egret Street, in the County of Highlands, in the City of S ebring, Florida 33870 intends to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Flori da Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 10 day of August, 2 011. Robert W. Strenth A ugust 14, 2011PUBLIC NOTICE Heartland Workforce has submitted an application to Workforce Florida, Inc., requesting renewal of its authorization to operate as direct service provider (Direct Controlf or 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, 2011 1050LegalsDUMMY 09 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 00010683Page 12AN ews-Sun S unday, August 14, 2011www.newssun.com
C M Y K 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 & SuppliesL AWN MOWERCraftsman self propelled 6hp. Blower & weed eater. $175 C all 863-655-0216 7400Lawn & Garden 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 REFRIGERATOR HOTPOINTside by side, white. $75 Call 863-655-0216 M OTOR CROSSBIKE small. $75 Call 8 63-655-0216 G AZEBO "NEW"9ft. X 9ft $49 863-458-9573 FULL SIZEBrass Headboard / Frame / Mattresses. $100 863-465-5210 D INING ROOMTABLE w/4 chairs. C hairs have cane backs & fabric seats a nd wheels. $100 863-471-9714 CEILING FAN/ 3 speed, with light. $19 8 63-458-9573 A IR CONDITIONER4000 BTU R oom size unit. Hot Point, older model, w orks excellent. $40 863-402-2285 7310Bargain BuysL IFESTYLE ST210stair climber $50; TV c abinet w/ shelves $25; Computer desk $ 35; Kirby vacuum w/ shampooer $300; 4 0 size FunFly remote control airplane w/ 5 servos $25. 863-465-5434 7300Miscellaneous L OVESEAT &2 chairs, Italian Leather, L atte in color. Great cond. $575 Call 8 63-381-8120 7180FurnitureUPRIGHT DEEPFreezer White Excel. c ond. $150 obo / REFRIGERATOR White, New-2 mos. old ice & filtered w ater in door, side by side. Paid $900 will sell for. $500 Call 863-382-9800 7040Appliances 7000 MerchandiseA VON PARKLarge Retail/Office Building, 100 E. Main St. A MUST SEE! 863-295-9272 6750Commercial Rental S EBRING 3/2home. Lakefront w/pool. Many upgrades. Nice yard. Enjoy boati ng, fishing & swimming, right in your own back yard! $1200 per mo. 1 st./last/sec. 863-446-1861 S EBRING -2111 Colmar Ave. 3BR, 2BA. No pets or smokers. $700 m onthly. !st / last / plus $300 deposit. 561-965-4458 or 561-379-6823 SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3 BR, 2.5BA, 1CG $800/mo. N o Smoking, no pets. RENTED!!! L AKE PLACID2BR, 1BA, Newly Remodeled! W/D, large yard. C onvenient location, close to Interlake Blvd. $600/mo. R ENTED!!! L AKE 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 P LACID LAKES3/2 full baths. New House $750/mo. + $750 dep. Beautiful v iews, quiet & nice. All tile & new appl. 305-926-7987 6300Unfurnished Houses 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING SEASONALRENTAL/BUY. Fountainhead Condo's. 2/2. Tastefully decorated, on Lake Jackson, totally furnished. Rent $1200/mo. Buy $ 96,000.00. Call 765-891-0230 L AKE PLACIDNear Lake Placid Boat R amp with lake access. Furnished 2/1, a ppliances, A/C. $650/mo. + $500 s ecurity. 863-465-1354. 6250Furnished Houses B EAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING 2BR, 1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful l andscaping, building 5 yrs. new. Pets O K. $595 month. 3106 Medical Way. C all 863-446-1822 A VON 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 3 86-503-8953 A VON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 1 00 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK**** Highlands Apartments 1 680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. C entral Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 SEBRING -1 & 2 BR Apts. F resh paint. Includes water. $395-$550 / mo. Call Gary Johnson, 8 63-381-1861. 6200UnfurnishedApartments 6000 RentalsS EBRING 3/2unfurnished. Secluded s etting. Fenced in back yard. Water & t rash incl. $650/mo. first, last & security, or bi-weekly option. 863-655-0881 o r 863-381-0981 5150Mobile HomesFor RentP ALM HARBORHOMES Cash For Clunkers 5 K For Your Used Mobile HomeAny condition 8 00-622-2832 ext. 210 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesATTENTION: CASH for your Home, D uplex, Apartment, Commercial P roperty. Rapid Closing, "As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 S TRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4320Real Estate WantedS EBRING 1202Armstrong St. Orange B lossom Estates. Corner Lot. $2800. C all S. Smith 830-563-3357 4220Lots for SaleATTN: CONTRACTORS/DEVELOPERS! Lot for Sale! Cash Price: Only $6500. 2320 Barn Owl St. Sebring. Call: (772 410-3737 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. RECEPTIONIST/BOOK KEEPERASST. F/T, Venus, w/opportunity for advancement. Must have computer skills. E Mail resume to: email@example.com or fax: 863-465-4401 M EDICAL ASSISTINGINSTRUCTORS I mmediate P/T openings to teach medic al front office skills & other related courses. Training as a Medical Assistant & min. 2 yrs. related exp. req. Open until filled. Hourly rate determined according to educational level. w ww.southfloridaedu/hr. For application & info. (863 EA/EO. Tobacco Free College. L IVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER.Responsibilities include, cooking, cleaning, household chores. Call 863-873-8303 FIRST BAPTISTPreschool is hiring for a P T Pre School Teacher & Substitute T eacher, Christian, and fun loving. App ly at First Baptist Pre School. 200 E C enter Ave, or call 863-385-4704.CAREGIVERSNOWHIRING For caring, compassionate caregivers. Must be 21 yrs old with a HS Diploma/GED, pass a criminal & driving record check. Apply at: ck381.ersp.biz/employment B USY EYECLINIC has openings in all p ositions. Full time/part time. Send res ume to : P.O. Box 991 Lake Placid 3 3862. 2100H elp WantedGROUP TRAVELSCOUTS W ith www.thelime.biz C all 863-414-0215 2050Job Opportunities 2000 EmploymentF OUND BOSTONTERRIER in Avon P ark Lakes. Call 863-452-2220 1200Lost & Found 1100Announcements I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA JUVENILE DIVISION CASE NO. JP11-000139-XX IN THE INTEREST OF: K.C. DOB: 11/26/1999 Minor child SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF ADVISORY HEARING FOR T ERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS A ND GUARDIANSHIP T HE STATE OF FLORIDA TO: TORIE RENEE POWELL (DOB: 3/23/80 Address Unknown YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition for Termination of Parental Rights under oath has been filed in the above styled Court by the Department of Children & Families, seeking the termination of your parental rights to: K.C. a white female child born November 26, 1999 and you are hereby commanded to personally appear before the Honorable Sheryl D. Snodgrass, a Magistrate/hearing officer in the Juvenile Division of the C ircuit Court in and for Highlands County, State of Florida, on the 24th day of August, 2011 at 10:00 A.M., at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue,Sebring, Florida, Courtroom 1A. Y OU MUST PERSONALLY APPEAR ON THE DAY AND TIME SPECIFIED OR YOU WILL LOSE ALL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION. YOUR FAILURE T O PERSONALLY APPEAR WILL BE DEEMED TO BE YOUR CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION.YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRESENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN ATTORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRESENT AND REQUEST THAT T HE COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at 1968 Sebring Parkway, Sebring FL 33870, Telephone (8637 proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD o r Voice (V R OBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK D ATED THIS 21ST DAY OF JULY, 2011. By: /s/ Anita E. Reiley Deputy Clerk (Clerk's Seal July 24, 31; August 7, 14, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C ASE NUMBER: GCS 11-310 D AVID R. HABA Plaintiff, vs. JUAN RODRIGUEZ MEDINA and all known or unknown persons claiming under or through them, unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any known or unknown person who is known to be dead or is not known to be either dead or alive NOTICE OF SUIT PROPERTY TO: JUAN RODRIGUEZ MEDINA and all known or unknown persons claiming under or t hrough them, unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under, or against any known or unknown person who is k nown to be dead or is not known to be either dead or alive YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to quiet t itle on the following property in Highlands County, Florida:Tract 5, Block 17, SUN N LAKE ESTATES ACRES, SECTION 34, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 8, Page 24, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to William J. Nielander, Esquire of William J. Nielander, P.A., 172 E. Interlake Boulevard, Lake Placid, Florida 33852, the Plaintiffs attorney, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled court on or before August 31, 2011; otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint.WITNESS my hand and seal of said Court on the 21st day of July, 2011. ROBERT GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT B y: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk July 24, 31; August 7, 14, 2011 1050Legals 2100H elp Wanted 2100Help WantedCHECK YOUR ADPlease check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:385-6155 News-Sun Classified WANT NEW FURNITURE Need to sell the old furniture first? 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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE firstname.lastname@example.orgWhile it was a true team effort in every sense of the word that brought Sebring its second consecutive Dixie Ozone World Series title, there were obviously some standout individual performances. Granted, one involved a loss when Madison Heights Ezra Baier and Team Floridas Josh Crouch locked horns in a pitchers duel for the ages in Tuesdays 3-1 Sebring loss. Dual no-hitters carried into the fourth, a double shutout until the fifth with strikeouts being piled up by the bucketful. In the end, the 23 combined strikouts, 12 for Baier, 11 for Crouch, beat the old World Series record of 21, set in 2006. Though his batting average wasnt known for certain by press time, Alex Lopez may well have bested the record for a seven-game series, formerly .672 by Anthony Paulsen of Dentsville, NC from The team just missed the record for total runs for a series, totaling 70 to fall one short of the 71 put up by Atlanta, TX in And the teams home run total of 18 was, again, just one short of the 19 pounded out by Pascagoula, MS last year. But the biggest numbers came from Sebrings biggest player, the towering Jimmy Peck. His three-home run performance in Mondays win over Georgia tied four others for the Ozone Series record and his six RBI in that game missed the record, set in by Justin Byrd of Dothan, AL, by one. Peck would total six home By DAN HOEHNE email@example.comIt all really began, the turning point in this Dixie Ozone World Series, after Tuesday nights loss to host Madison Heights. It was the atmosphere that k ind of threw us, Jimmy Peck said. Their pitcher was real good, with a good fastball and sick changeup that kept us off balance, but we just didnt play well. Asentiment outfielder David DeGenaro agreed with. e just didnt play the way we can, he said. Im not sure what it was, but we knew if we got anotherc hance at them that our bats would be there. It was kind of unsettling to lose that game, headc oach Dean Frazier said. The kids werent real comfy w ith that. Well they got pretty comf ortable the rest of the way, culminating in Thursdays t wo-game sweep of that same Team Virginia squad both wins coming in dominating fashion. From the 11-run explosion in the third inning of the morning contest, leading to a 17-3 win, to the eight-run fourth inning of the afternoon affair that blew open a close contest for a 12-3 win and claim the second consecutive title for the Sebring All-Stars. It was a different sensation this time around, Frazier said. Not only did we have a big target on our backs as returning champs, but we had big expectations. We had seven kids back from that team, seven powerhouse returnees, so the expectations were huge. And though theyd had Team Floridas number two days earlier in the 3-1 win, Madison Heights had noa nswers for them by the time Thursday morning rolled around. e got to the cages real e arly and had all our kids throwing bullpen sessions, F razier said. (Madison Heights) showed up and we c ould hear them saying, Dang, how many pitchers do t hey have?We could kind of see right there that they were intimidated. After the morning trouncing, Team Virginia countered with staff ace Ezra Baier, who had pitched a masterpiece Tuesday, but had just three innings left. He only notched one. Virginia actually drew first blood, with Logan Rosser singling and scoring on a two-out, ground-rule double by Travis Wood. But Trey Frazier lead off the bottom of the first with one of three walks he would draw in the game, stole second and moved to third when the throw got away. Seth Cannady knocked him in with a single and he too stole second and scored two outs later on a Josh Crouch triple for a 2-1 lead. It wasnt a big inning, but it showed Sebring had seemingly solved Baier, as all the outs made were hard hit fly balls, one of which took a leaping catch at the wall to rob Kyle Helms of a home run. Crouch worked a scoreless second and Chris Jenkins came on in relief in the bottom of the frame. Despite consecutive singles by Everett Hurst and Alex Lopez, the score stayed the same. That was until Jimmy Peck tattooed a two-run homer in the bottom of the third, adding to his tournament record RBI total, now at 17, and matching the tournament Sebring takes home second Series title SPORTS B SE CTION Inside This Section A FCSouth Preview . . .4B B ucs, Dolphins get wins . . .4B News-Sun Sunday, August 14, 2011 CHAMPSAGAIN! News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Lindsey Whittington gets this set up as Alli Mann looks on during a recent Sebring volleyball practice. See the News-Sun this week for area volleyball previews. Seasons getting set to start Courtesy photo by COLEEN SHORT The celebration begins after the final out Thursday as the Sebring All-Stars clinched their second consecutive Dixie Ozone World Series title. Courtesy file photo by COLEEN SHORT Jimmy Peck got plenty of his home run balls, a championship medal, a World Series trophy and his name into the Dixie Ozone record books. See CHAMPS, Page 3B We could hear them saying Dang, how many pitchers do they have? DEANFRAZIER S ebringOzone head coach Peck, Sebring take more than title See RECORDS, Page 3B
C M Y K Red Devil golf tryoutsAVON PARK Avon Park High School boys and girls golf team tryouts will begin Monday, August 8. Boys interested in trying out, please call Coach Shane Ward at (863 8597. Girls interested in trying out, call Coach Suzie Gentry at (863Kayak 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 offo f Lakeview Dr. W e 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 w ay 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. W e will also stop for homemade ice cream before returning. $39 per person (single or tandem kayaks available), $19 per person fort hose bringing their own kayaks To reserve your spot, call 202-0815 or e mail 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 SwimSEBRINGThe summer season for swimming is upon us as the Sebring High School pool is open to the public. Pool hours for open swim will be 67:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 1-3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 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. A ll proceeds will help benefit Sebring a thletics. 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.W arrior 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 spons or $100, includes sign with name and logo. Season tickets available including team schedule and memorabilia. L unch will be served during Webber Footballs scrimmage immediately foll owing golf tournament at WIU campus. M ake checks payable to: Webber Football, 1201 N. Scenic Highway, Babson Park, FL33827; e-mail: Vothdw@webber.edu ; or call (863 1529 for more information.Harder Hall ScrambleSEBRING Harder Hall will celebrate itsgrand re-opening, replete with new greens, bunkers and tee complexes, with a Scramble Golf Tournament Saturday, Aug. 13, with registration at 7 a.m. and a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The tournament is a four-person scramble format and will be flighted. There will be a steak dinner with twofor-one drafts and pitchers and awards following the completion of play. There will be raffle prizes, a 50/50 drawing and more. Cost is $60 per person and there will be a 100-percent payout, less the cost of golf and dinner. Register by Friday, Aug. 5, checks must accompany entry forms. Make checks payable and mail or drop off at Harder Hall C.C., 3201 Golfview Rd., Sebring, FL, 33875. For more information, call Pete DePriest Director of Golf and Golf Pro, at (863Habitat Golf FORE Homes SEBRING Mountain Top Productions presents for 2011 Golf FORE Homes tournament on Saturday, Sept. 17 on the new greens at Country Club of Sebring. Golf FORE Homes benefits Highlands County Habitat for Humanity and the Masons Ridge project. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. Four person teams will be flighted by handicap. Entry fee includes complimentary practice round, continental breakfast, goodie bags, prizes, snacks on the course and lunch and awards following play. Complimentary reception for all players the evening before on Friday, Sept. 16 at Country Club of Sebring. A$2,000 hole-in-one is being sponsored by Cohan Radio Group and chance to win a vehicle sponsored by Alan Jay Automotive Network. Entry fee is $220 per team or $55 per player. Please contact Sarah Pallone at 4022913 for additional information or e-mail team information to 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 Boston7344.624 New York7146.6072 Tampa Bay6454.542912Toronto5959.5001412Baltimore4571.3882712Central Division WLPctGB Detroit6355.534 Cleveland5957.5093 Chicago5860.4925 Minnesota5266.44111 Kansas City5069.4201312West Division WLPctGB Texas6752.563 Los Angeles6554.5462 Oakland5365.4491312Seattle5067.42716 ___ Thursdays Games Tampa Bay 4, Kansas City 1 Oakland 10, Toronto 3 N.Y. Yankees 6, L.A. Angels 5 Chicago White Sox 6, Baltimore 3 Detroit 4, Cleveland 3 Fridays Games Detroit 5, Baltimore 4 Cleveland 3, Minnesota 2 Tampa Bay 5, N.Y. Yankees 1 L.A. Angels 5, Toronto 1 Kansas City 5, Chicago White Sox 1 Texas 9, Oakland 1 Boston 6, Seattle 4 Saturdays Games L.A. Angels at Toronto, late Tampa Bay at N.Y. Yankees, late Texas at Oakland, late Detroit at Baltimore, late Minnesota at Cleveland, late Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, late Boston at Seattle, late Sundays Games Minnesota (Slowey 0-0 (D.Huff 1-1 Tampa Bay (Shields 11-9. Yankees (F.Garcia 10-7), 1:05 p.m. L.A. Angels (Haren 12-6oronto (Cecil 4-5 Detroit (Fister 4-12) at Baltimore (Jo.Reyes 5-9), 1:35 p.m. Kansas City (Francis 4-12 White Sox (Danks 4-9 Texas (M.Harrison 10-8 (Harden 3-2 Boston (Wakefield 6-4) at Seattle (Furbush 2-4LEAGUE LEADERSBATTING Gonzalez, BOS, .350; Kotchman, TB, .339 ; Young, TEX, .335; Cabrera, DET, .318; Martinez, DET,.317 HOME RUNS Bautista, TOR, 33; Teixeira, NYY, 32; Granderson, NYY, 32; Reynolds, BAL, 26; Konerko, CHW, 26 RBI Granderson, NYY, 93; Gonzalez, BOS, 92; Teixeira, NYY, 86; Cano, NYY, 81; Konerko, CHW, 80 DOUBLES Zobrist, TB,37 ; Gordon, KC, 36; Gonzalez, BOS, 36; Young, TEX, 34; Francoeur, KC, 33; Cabrera, DET, 32 WINS Verlander, DET,17-5; Sabathia, NYY, 16-7; Weaver, LAA,14-5; Haren, LAA, 12-6; Nova, NYY, 11-4 STRIKEOUTS Verlander, DET, 196; Sabathia, NYY,175; Hernandez, SEA, 174; Shields, TB, 167; Price, TB, 158 SAVES Valverde, DET, 34; Rivera, NYY, 30; League, SEA, 27; Papelbon, BOS, 27; Walden, LAA, 26NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Philadelphia7741.653 Atlanta7049.588712New York5860.49219 Washington5761.48320 Florida5662.47521 Central Division WLPctGB Milwaukee6851.571 St. Louis6455.5384 Cincinnati5861.48710 Pittsburgh5661.47911 Chicago5168.42917 Houston3881.31930 West Division WLPctGB Arizona6653.555 San Francisco6455.5382 Colorado5565.4581112Los Angeles5364.45312 San Diego5367.4421312___ Thursdays Games San Diego 3, N.Y. Mets 2 Cincinnati 2, Colorado 1 Chicago Cubs 4, Washington 3 St. Louis 5, Milwaukee 2 Arizona 8, Houston 5, 10 innings Fridays Games Washington 4, Philadelphia 2 Cincinnati 5, San Diego 3 Florida 2, San Francisco 1 Atlanta 10, Chicago Cubs 4 Milwaukee 7, Pittsburgh 2 St. Louis 6, Colorado 1 Arizona 4, N.Y. Mets 3 L.A. Dodgers 1, Houston 0, 10 innings Saturdays Games Pittsburgh at Milwaukee, late Washington at Philadelphia, late Chicago Cubs at Atlanta, late San Diego at Cincinnati, late San Francisco at Florida, late Colorado at St. Louis, late N.Y. Mets at Arizona, late Houston at L.A. Dodgers, late Sundays Games San Diego (LeBlanc 0-2 (Willis 0-2 San Francisco (Vogelsong 9-2) at Florida (Volstad 5-8), 1:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (Garza 5-9) at Atlanta (Beachy 5-2 Washington (Wang 1-2) at Philadelphia (Halladay 15-4 Pittsburgh (Morton 9-6 (Marcum 10-3), 2:10 p.m. Houston (Lyles 1-6) at L.A. Dodgers (Kuroda 7-14 N.Y. Mets (Capuano 9-10 (Marquis 8-6 Colorado (Rogers 6-1 (E.Jackson 1-1LEAGUELEADERSBATTING Reyes, NYM, .336; Braun, MIL, .323; Murphy, NYM, .320; Morse, WAS, .319; Kemp, LAD, .319; Holliday, STL, .318 HOME RUNS Berkman, STL, 28; Pujols, STL, 28; Fielder, MIL, 27; Kemp, LAD, 26; Uggla, ATL, 26 RBI Howard, PHL, 91; Fielder, MIL, 89; Kemp, LAD, 86; Tulowitzki, COL, 81; Berkman, STL, 76 DOUBLES Upton, ARI, 33; Beltran, SF, 31; Tulowitzki, COL, 31; Pence, PHL,29; McCutchen, PIT, 29; 11 tied with 28 WINS Kennedy, ARI, 15-3; Halladay, PHL, 15-4; Kershaw, LAD, 13-5; Hamels, PHL, 13-7; Gallardo, MIL13-8 STRIKEOUTS Kershaw, LAD, 184; Lee, PHL, 177; Lincecum, SF, 165; Halladay, PHL, 163; Hamels, PHL, 155; A. Sanchez, FLA, 153 SAVES Kimbrel, ATL, 36; Wilson, SF, 34; Axford, MIL, 33; Bell, SD, 32; Nunez, FLA, 32EASTERN 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, late Real Salt Lake at Toronto FC, late New England at Columbus, late Vancouver at D.C. United, late Chicago at New York, late FC Dallas at Philadelphia, late Colorado at San Jose, late Sundays Game Portland at Houston, 9 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Indiana167.696 Connecticut148.636112New York1310.5653 Atlanta1012.455512Chicago1014.417612Washington515.250912WESTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Minnesota175.773 San Antonio139.5914 Phoenix1310.565412Seattle1310.565412Los Angeles913.4098 Tulsa121.04516 ___ Thursdays Games San Antonio 72, Connecticut 59 Phoenix 109, Atlanta 95 Seattle 77, Tulsa 63 Fridays Games Washington 64, New York 63 Minnesota 79, Chicago 76 Los Angeles 93, Phoenix 90, OT Saturdays Games Washington at Connecticut, late New York at Indiana, late Atlanta at Seattle, late Sundays Games Chicago at San Antonio, 3 p.m. Tulsa at Minnesota, 7 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League BALTIMORE ORIOLESOptioned RHP Chris Tillman to Norfolk (IL the contract of RHP Willie Eyre from Norfolk (ILransferred RHP Jake Arrieta to 60-day DL. BOSTON RED SOXAssigned LHP Robby Scott to the GCL Red Sox. CLEVELAND INDIANSActivated OF Shin-Soo Choo from 15-day DL. Designated OF Austin Kearns for assignment. DETROIT TIGERSPlaced RHP Al Alburquerque on 7-day concussion DL. Recalled RHP Ryan Perry from Toledo (IL KANSAS CITY ROYALSActivated C Brayan Pena from the paternity list. Optioned C Manny Pina to Omaha (PCL the Arizona League Royals. LOS ANGELES ANGELSAssigned INF Kirby Young to the Arizona League Angels and Angel Montilla to the Dominican Summer League Angels. MINNESOTA TWINSActivated 1B Justin Morneau and 2B Alexi Casilla from 15-day DL. Placed LF Jason Repko on 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 11. Recalled RHP Kevin Slowey from Rochester (IL Trevor Plouffe to Rochester (IL NEW YORK YANKEESAgreed to terms with RHP Hayden Sharp. OAKLAND ATHLETICSNamed Phil Garner special advisor. Agreed to terms with 3B B.A. Vollmuth. TORONTO BLUE JAYSAgreed to terms with OF Jacob Anderson, RHP Thomas Robson, RHP Brady Dragmire and OF Derrick Loveless. National League CHICAGO CUBSAgreed to terms with 1B Trevor Gretzky. COLORADO ROCKIESPlaced RHP Huston Street on 15-day DL. Activated 1B Jason Giambi from 15-day DL. FLORIDA MARLINSOptioned LHP Brad Hand to Jacksonville (SL RHP Jose Ceda and RHP Chris Volstad from New Orleans (PCL LOS ANGELES DODGERSPlaced SS Dee Gordon on 15-day DL, retroactive to Aug. 10. Agreed to terms with LHP Chris Reed. MILWAUKEE BREWERSAssigned RHP Mark Williams to Helena (Pioneer PHILADELPHIA PHILLIESAgreed to terms with RHP Kenneth Giles and RHP Casey Barnes. Agreed to a minor-league deal with OF Jack Cust. PITTSBURGH PIRATESOptioned RHP Ross Ohlendorf to Indianapolis (IL ST. LOUIS CARDINALSAgreed to terms with LHP Arthur Rhodes. Optioned C Tony Cruz to Memphis (PCL Samuel Gaviglio. Designated LHP Raul Valdes for assignment. 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C M Y K record of six home runs. Madison Heights, however, with a large and boisterous crowd rooting them on, took one more crack at it, with Baier singling and Wood blasting a home run to cut thel ead to 4-3. They then proceeded to put two runners on before Crouch got out of it on a strikeout. It was then that the customary big inning came about. Wed scuffled for a couple games there, but today was the old Team Sebring, c oach Frazier said. Crouch singled to center to l ead off the inning and Jay Bible drew a walk. D aniel Simons then hit a three-run shot out of the yard i n right center before Hurst and Lopez again had back-toback base knocks. Frazier drew a walk to load the bases and Cannady drove two home with a single to make it 9-3. Peck brought his RBI total to 18 with a single and Helmsground out and Crouchs single brought two more in. They couldnt quite get t hat final run that would end it on the mercy rule, but M adison Heights would barely get a whiff of another s core either and the deal would soon be done when F razier, Doty and Helms would combine for the gameending, 6-4-3 double play. Perhaps lost amid the batting boom was the stellar defense and outstanding pitching Sebring brought to the table as well. Everyone played a part and contributed, coach Frazier said. Our infield, with Jay (Bible at thirdTrey (Frazier at short B rendan (Doty at second their goal was no errors. T here might have been one or two, but they were just phenomenal. Everything hit on the infield, they just ate up. And so it was, the combination of pitching, fielding and the fearsome bats getting back on track, that the Sebring All-Stars emerged victorious with their second s traight Dixie Ozone World Series championship. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 14, 2011Page 3B UNIVERSAL CENTER OF NATURAL MA; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 8/12/14,17; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 9 9 6 6 4 4 UNIVERSAL CENTER OF NATURAL MA; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 8/12/14,17; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 9 9 6 6 4 4 Continued from 1B Courtesy photos by COLEEN SHORT A bove left: Josh Crouch went the whole way in Thursdays afternoon win, striking out seven in Team Floridas 12-3 World Series clincher. Above right: The banner tells the story as the Sebring All-Stars pose with what they earned this past week in Madison Heights, VA. Below right: Trey Frazier and the rest of the Sebring defense were steady, and often spectacular, as the team gave up an average of just over three runs per game. Champs make it two in a row runs for the tournament, tying him with Tracy Hadley and James Pugh, both of P ascagoula, MS, who hit six each in and, respectively. But his RBI total for the Series kept climbing and climbing, breaking Pughs record of 12 in Thursdays first game and brought the total up to 18 by the end of Thursdays second game. His grand slam to end Sundays win over Texas, along with Crouchs firstinning grand slame the day before equaled the team mark for a tournament, tying Columbia County, GA( Dolthan, AL(and Madison Heights who had two in one game in this years tournament. It was a lot of work with the coaches, in the cages every day, Peck said. inning was the best part, but it was cool to go out and kill it like that and to see my name up in the record books. Continued from 1B Records set in Series win Aug. 141937 The Detroit Tigers scored 36 runs (16-1 and 20-7 a doubleheader sweep to set major league record. Pete Fox of the Tigers scored eight of the runs in the doubleheader. 1958 Vic Power of the Cleveland Indians stole home twice, in the eighth and 10th innings, in a 10-9 win over Detroit. He had only three steals all year. 1961 The Philadelphia Phillies dropped their 17th straight game, a 9-2 loss to Dick Ellsworth and the Chicago Cubs. It was also the 11th consecutive complete game thrown against the Phillies. 1971 St. Louis right-hander Bob Gibson pitched a no-hitter, blanking the Pittsburgh Pirates 11-0. Jose Cruz made a running catch of Milt Mays 400-foot drive to center in the seventh inning and third baseman Joe Torre made a leaping stab of Dave Cashs bad-hop grounder in the eighth inning. 1981 Jeff Burroughs of the Seattle Mariners hit three home runs in a 13-3 rout of the Minnesota Twins in the second game of a doubleheader. 1982 Pete Rose of the Philadelphia Phillies, in his first at-bat of a 15-11 victory over the Montreal Expos, passed Hank Aaron and moved into first place on the all-time at-bat list with 12,365. 1987 Oaklands Mark McGwire set a major league rookie record with his 39th homer of the season to help the As to a 7-6, 12-inning victory over the California Angels. McGwire gave the As a 5-3 lead in the sixth when he hit the two-run homer off Don Sutton. 1998 Baltimores Chris Hoiles became the ninth major leaguer and first catcher to hit two grand slams in one game. Hoiles homered in the third inning off Charles Nagy and in the eighth against Ron Villone to lead the Orioles to a 15-3 victory over the Cleveland Indians. 2002 Trevor Hoffman became the first reliever in major league history to have 30 or more saves in eight straight seasons in San Diegos 6-2 win over the New York Mets. 2006 Matt Diaz went 4-for-5 with a homer, tying an NLrecord by hitting safely in 10 consecutive at-bats, and Chipper Jones homered in three straight plate appearances to lead Atlanta to a 10-4 victory over Washington. 2007 Atlanta manager Bobby Cox set a dubious record in the Braves5-4 victory over San Francisco. Cox was tossed after the fifth for arguing a called third strike the 132nd ejection of his career to break the mark set by Hall of Famer John McGraw. 2008 Jim Thome, Paul Konerko, Alexei Ramirez and Juan Uribe hit consecutive homers in the sixth inning to tie a major league record and the White Sox beat the Royals 9-2. Todays birthdays: Esmil Rogers 26; Clay Buchholz 27; Leo Nunez 28; Juan Pierre 34. Today in Baseball History
C M Y K By GEORGE HENRY Associated PressATLANTA Phillip Livas scored on a 75-yard punt return in the third quarter to help Miami overcome a difficult start by quarterback Chad Henne in the Dolphins 28-23 preseason victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Friday night. Atlanta rookie receiver Julio Jones, quarterback Matt Ryan and running back Michael Turner contributed on first-quarter scoring drives that gave the Falcons a 17-0 lead. Henne threw interceptions on two of Miamis first three possessions before connecting with Brian Hartline for a 44-yard touchdown pass that made it 17-7 early in the second quarter. Henne, who completed 4 of 8 passes for 77 yards, did his best work against Atlantas defensive reserves. For the Dolphins, who host Carolina at home next week and open the regular season at home Sept. 12 against New England, it was more a matter of who didnt play as coach Tony Sparano decided to avoid injury risk. Running back Reggie Bush, receiver Brandon Marshall, defensive end Jason Taylor wore uniforms, but not helmets, and stood on the sideline. Left tackle Jake Long wast in uniform. Daniel Thomas started in Bushs place and ran four times for 5 yards. Davone Bess subbed for Marshall and caught two passes for 8 yards. Page 4BNews-SunSunday, August 14, 2011w ww.newssun.com HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 6 7 7 8 8 YMCA; 3.639"; 5"; Black; *internet included*; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 9 9 4 4 4 4 HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 6 6 7 7 8 8 YMCA; 3.639"; 5"; Black; *internet included*; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 9 9 4 4 4 4 B y DAVE SKRETTA A ssociated PressKANSAS CITY, Mo. Raheem Morris stood at the podium deep inside Arrowhead Stadium, looked straight into the camera and let a slight smile creep across his face. The third-year head coach was asked whether he could find something wrong with the performance that his Tampa Bay Buccaneers put in during their preseason opener Friday night, a 25-0 blitzing on the road against the defending AFC West champion Kansas City Chiefs. Morris resigned himself to the fact he couldnt, at least not yet. But I got to watch the tape, he added. Ill find something. Better watch it in slow motion. J osh Freeman put points on the board three of the four series he played, finishing 9 of 13 for 73 yards with a touchdown rushing. Backup quarterback Josh Johnson was just as efficient, going 7 of 12 for 108 yards and a touchdown while also running for 57 yards. The Tampa Bay offense piled up 353 yards, while a young and rapidly improving defense held the explosive Kansas City offense to just 137 86 on the ground and 51 through the air. s our first chance, you know? said veteran Tampa Bay cornerback Ronde Barber. You get two weeks of training camp, you really dont know what you got, so this is a good first game. It figured to be a sloppy game after the NFLlockout wiped away the offseason. Teams have only been together for about a dozen practices, and veteran free agents couldt even join their teammates until last Thursday because of new language in the collective bargaining agreement. Kansas City had barely worked out in pads, and coach Todd Haley decided not to scrimmage during camp, wary that too much hitting too early might result in unnecessary injuries. It wasnt much surprise the Chiefs looked unprepared. Quinten Lawrence made a poor decision to bring the opening kickoff out of the endzone, getting wrestled downa t the 8. The Chiefs went three-and-out on their first possession, fumbled on their next two, and watched backup quarterback Tyler Palko get sacked for a safety on another. urning the ball over was a problem, not protecting the q uarterbacks a problem. Weve got a lot of work to do Haley said. We knew we had a lot of work to do coming i nto this game. F reeman needed only two plays to turn the first fumble into a touchdown, then led Tampa Bay on an eight-play drive that Connor Barth capped with a 25-yard field goal. Barth added another field goal later in the half before Palkos safety made it 15-0 late in the second quarter. Things didnt improve for Kansas City. Tampa Bay marched right down field against the Chiefs backups, putting together a nine-play, 55-yard drive that resulted in a 3-yard pass from Josh Johnson to Michael Spurlock and a 22-0 lead. Backup kicker Jacob Rogers added a 46-yard field goal early in the fourth. Freeman is trying to build on a breakout season in which he threw for 3,451 yards and 25 touchdowns. The tall, strong-armed quarterback has looked sharp all camp, and he certainly carried the momentum right into his first preseason game. Freeman checked off when warranted, eluded a feeble Kansas City pass rush when necessary, and deftly managed the offense when he was in the game. Morris planned to play his starters about 20 plays, so Freeman was done early in the second quarter. Johnson took over and kept the offense moving down field. They throw a bad ball, theyre down on themselves said backup receiver Dezmon Briscoe, who caught four passes for 60 yards from the two quarterbacks. But they rarely make bad mistakes. That sure wasnt the case for Kansas City. Not that the starters had much chance. Cassel didnt throw a pass. Running back Jamaal Charles didnt have a carry. Wide receiver Dwayne Bowe didnt make a catch all for the most part by design. Defensive end Tamba Hali, who signed to a five-year, $60 million deal in training camp, looked awfully good standing on the sideline. Receiver Steve Breaston, cornerback Brandon Flowers, defensive end Glenn Dorsey, tight end Tony Moeaki and linebacker Derrick Johnson also didt play. Those who did left Haley wanting more. I dont think you ever see that coming, Haley said. ou dont want to do that, especially on your home turf. But that being said, thats the first one, not the last one. Whats important is that our guys recognized that theyve got a lot of work ahead of them and a short time to do it Freeman sharp in Bucs preseason opener Livas returns punt for TD, Dolphins beat Falcons
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 NewsSun 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. S UNDAY American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 1-9 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 46 p.m. Members and guests only. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 lounge is open from 17 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 2-5 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 385-5714. 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 385-0234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. 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 Agri-Center. The group of sewers and crafters make items for residents of adult congregate living facilities. Call Penny Bucher at 3850949. Garden Club of Sebring meets noon, Sebring Civic Center. Call 471-0657 or 385-0759 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 email him at email@example.com .Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:306:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 452-0006 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 Agri-Civic 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 655-6617 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 exce p t durin g holida y s. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a selfhelp group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Meetings held first and third Mondays at 8 p.m. Lodge phone number 4520579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Highlands County Branch meets 7 p.m. third Monday for a general meeting at Sebring Chamber of Commerce, 227 U.S. 27 North, Sebring. For information, call All Hinson at 3992243, Rev. Robert Walker at 414-6474 or Davette Thompson at (312) 5435983.. National Association of Retired Veteran Railway Employees (NARVRE) meets at 11:30 a.m. third Monday fromOctober through May at Homer's 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 Brady's, Sebring. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Mondays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has pizza and darts at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. Smoke-free environment. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Historical Society open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. For information, call 471-2522. Sebring Optimist Club meets at 6:15 p.m. first and third Mondays at Jim's house. For details, call Jim Harrison at 381-9767 or Gabriel Read at 453-2859. Sebring Moose Club 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. third Monday for a business meeting, snacks and trivia pursuit. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Women of the Moose has a business meeting at 7 p.m. at the lodge, 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 382-8782. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL632, Sebring meets at 2 p.m. for weigh-in at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. For details, call 659-1019. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 meets 7 p.m. third Monday, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring.TUESDAY Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discussion and Twelve Step study at noon, Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. All Sebring Model Railroad Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Church of Christ, 3800 Sebrin g Parkway, unless otherwise directed. Members build and run an "HO" Guage model railroad layout. Rail-buffs interested in other model railroad gauges are welcomed. For information, or updates on meeting locations, call Gene Archer, 4520334, or Curtis Petersen, 382-6967. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard and euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 46 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 156 meets from 78:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St., AvonPark. Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to join. For details, call 452-2385. Avon Park Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Avon Park Lions Club meets 6:45 p.m., in the Lions Club, 1218 W. Bell St. Brown Bag Book Bunch book reader's group meets at noon on the third Tuesday of the month at Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 3115 Hope St., Sebring. Read the selected book, bring your bag lunch, and join in the lively and interesting discussions. For information on each month's book, call 471-1999. Busy Bee Craft Club meets 9-11 a.m., Fairway Pines, Sun N Lakes Boulevard, Sebring. Everyone is welcome. For more details, call 382-8431. Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday night at "The Rock," Union Congregational Church, 28 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. A barbecue meal is served at 6 p.m. for a donation. At 6:45 p.m., members meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group breaks up into small groups for men and women. The program is designed for drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, death or illness grief, low or lost self-esteem or identity due to dysfunctional relationships, depression/anxiety, or any other need for healing. For details, contact Celebrate Recovery coordinator Pam Sim by calling 453-3345, ext. 106. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Friends of Highlands Hammock meets at 6:30 p.m. third Tuesday, Highlands Hammock State Park, Sebring. For more details, call 386-6099. G2G (Grandparent to Grandparent) a support group to help grandparents raising grandchildren, meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at One Hope United, 7195 S. George Blvd., Sebring. Call 214-9009. Heartland Avian Society meets every fourth Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., at Huntington National Bank, 126 Center Ave., Sebring. For more details, call 465-9358. Heartland Dolittle Miniature Build meets 7 p.m., third Tuesday, St. Johns Methodist Church social hall, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring. For details, call 3823553. Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus meets from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Sebring High School Music Room, Sebring. All men who enjoy singing are invited.Reading music is not required. Call 471-2294 or 386-5098. Highlands County Quilt Guild meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Women's Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Drive, across from Veterans' Beach, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call 471-0694 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org m Highlands Tea Party meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Homer's Restaurant, 1000 Sebring Square. Call 3861440. Highlands County Veterans Council meets 7 p.m., third Tuesday in the conference room at the Veterans Services Office. The meeting is for the appointed delegate from each veteran organization in the county to meet to discuss current issues regarding veterans and veterans activities. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. at 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring; and 4:30 p.m. at Southern Lifestyle ALF, across U.S. 27 from Florida Hospital Lake Placid. Call 382-0312. Lake HavenHomeowners Association meets the third Tuesday of the month, 5400 N. Lake Huckleberry Drive, Sebring. Covered dish dinner is at 6:30 p.m. and meeting is at 7:30 p.m. For more details, call 382-4858. Lake Placid Art League has classes in Parchment Embossing from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant. For information, call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Happy hour is from 2-5 p.m. Card games at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Grief Support (Hope Hospice) meets at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, with Charlie Stroup. Refreshments served. Door prize given. Call 465-0568. Lake Placid Jaycees meet 7:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, Jaxson's. Board meetings at 6:30 p.m., second Tuesday. For details, call Joe Collins, 655-5545. Lake Placid Moose has an officers meeting at 7:30 p.m. the third Tuesday at the lodge. Lake Placid Toastmasters meet the first and third Tuesday at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 101 S. Oak Ave. in Lake Placid. The web address is www.toastmasters.org. For information call Cathy Schreima at 382-3574 or Linda Udall at 386-6495. Lorida Community Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lorida Community Center to plan events. Masonic Lodge meets 8 p.m., 106 N. Main St., Lake Placid. Nar-Anon Support Group for family members or friends of someone with a drug problem or addiction. NarAnon helps attain serenity and a more normal life for those affected by the addictions of loved ones, regardless of whether or not he/she has stopped using. 6 p.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Chuch of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. everyTuesday at Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 W.Avon Blvd No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidgeIntergroup. com. For details, call 3827731. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Placid Lakes Bridge Clu b meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday and has blood pressure screening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. first and third Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details, call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Sebring (Noon) meets at noon at th e Sebring Civic Center, near the library in downtown Sebring. For information, call 385-3829 or 471-9900. Sebring Bridge Club will have Duplicate Bridge games every Tuesday evening. If interested in playing Duplicate Bridge, call 3858118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays darts, beginning with sign in at 6 p.m. Games start at 6:30 p.m. No experience necessary. Cost is $2. Smoke-free environment. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Lions Club meets at noon at Dot's Restaurant, 950 Sebring Square. For information call 382-2333. Sebring Lodge 249 F&AM meets 7:30 p.m., 1809 Home Ave., Sebring. Sebring Meals on Wheels Inc. hosts board of directors meeting at 1:30 p.m. the third Tuesday each month at the Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave., Sebring. For details, call Jim Smith at 382-8453. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves soft shell tacos 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing.Euchre is played at 6:30 p.m. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. a t 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. SertomaClub meets at 7 a.m. at Dee's Restaurant, Sebring. For details, call Scott Albritton at 402-1819. "Souper" Book Group meets the third Tuesday of each month at noon at Emmanuel United Church o f Christ to discuss the monthly book selection and enjoy a soup, salad and dessert lunch. All book lovers are welcome. The church is at 3115 Hope St., Sebring (1.8 miles west from corner of Highway 27 and Hammock Rd.) For information about the book of the month and reservations, call the church office 471-1999 or 452-2697 Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL99 meets from 6-7 p.m. at the Atonement Lutheran Church, 1744 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 655-1743. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL618 has weigh in from 4-430 p.m. at Community Bible Church, 1400 CR-17AN., AvonPark. Meeting is at 4:45 p.m. For details, call 452-1093. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary meets 7 p.m., third Tuesday, Sebring Jaycees building. Call 4710393 or 385-2459. Veterans of Foreign Wa rs Post 3880, plays darts 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. House Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. For more details, call 699-5444. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 14, 2011Page 5B COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; 8/7,14,21,28; 0 0 0 1 0 6 6 5 COMMUNITYCALENDAR
Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida Community College will present a wide variety of performances for the 2012 Kaleidoscope Series. Starting out the series on Friday, Jan. 20 is solo musician and songwriter Chris Kahl. He presents musical performances in a folk style that highlight Floridas history through songs and storytelling. His presentation takes the audience on a journey through the state, featuring songs that cover a wealth of history, characters, and folklore. APowerPoint slideshow titled AMusical Journey through Florida supports the program. Thomas Pandolfi will take the stage on Thursday, Feb. 2 with his program titled Into the Night with Gershwin. Young American pianist Pandolfi is an exciting virtuoso who, with each passing season, becomes more and more sought after by audiences worldwide and is considered a leading interpreter of the works of George Gershwin. His career includes performances with numerous European and American orchestras. Agraduate of The Juilliard School, Pandolfi earned both his bachelors and masters degrees as a scholarship student. Chamber Orchestra Kremlin performs Thursday, Feb. 9. Founded in 1991, the orchestra, comprising some of Russias finest young string players, has carved a niche for itself under the creative baton of its founder and music director Misha Rachlevsky. With a devoted audience in its home base of Moscow, a catalog of over 30 award-winning CDs, and an increasing demand for performances internationally, Chamber Orchestra Kremlin enthusiastically continues its busy schedule of concerts, festivals, recordings, and touring. The program consists of compositions by Bach, Mozart, and Tchaikovsky, among others. Closing out the series on Friday, Feb. 16 is the Extreme Guitar Duo. They present an evening of guitar playing, singing, and storytelling with Keith Knight and Don Alder. Fast-paced and upbeat, they deliver a mixture of Americana, Canadian, and roots music including blues, ragtime, Appalachian folk, modern fingerstyle guitar, pop, and calypso with an assortment of instruments such as flat top guitars, 12string guitars, resonators, dobros, harp guitars, and mandolin. Shows are all at 7:30 p.m. in the SFCC University Center Auditorium, Highlands Campus. Season subscriptions are on sale now and range from $84 to $90 for all four shows. Subscription forms can be obtained online at the SFCC Performing Arts website at http://performances.southflorida.edu or by calling the SFCC Box Office 863-7847178. Due to seasonal staffing, please leave a message with your name, address, and phone number. The SFCC Box Office opens Oct. 24 for walk-up service. Individual ticket prices range from $12 to $29 and may be purchased online starting Oct. 17 or at the SFCC Box Office starting Oct. 24, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., 600 West College Drive, Avon Park. Page 6BNews-SunSunday, August 14, 2011www.newssun.com DR. LACKEY, THOMAS; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 8/12,14; 0 0 0 1 0 9 2 0 CENTRAL SECURITY; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus three; process, 8/14/11; 0 0 0 1 0 9 4 9 Courtesy photo Chamber Orchestra Kremlin performs Feb. 9 during South Florida Community Colleges Kaleidoscope Series. Courtesy photo The Extreme Guitar Duo will close out South Florida Community Colleges Kaleidoscope Series in a fast-paced and upbeat evening concert Feb. 16. Courtesy photo Solo musician and songwriter Chris Kahl will kick off the South Florida Community College Kaleidoscope Series on Jan. 20. Courtesy photo Thomas Pandolfi, an exciting virtuoso, will take the stage Feb. 2 during South Florida Community Colleges Kaleidoscope Series. ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT 2012 SFCC Kaleidoscope Series offers wide variety Associated PressLOS ANGELES Jani Lane, the former lead singer of the metal rock band Warrant, has died in Los Angeles. He was 47. Officer Sara Faden says Lanes body was found Thursday in a Woodland Hills hotel. She had no immediate information on the cause or circumstances of his death. With his long blond hair and tight leather outfits, Lane embodied the excess of 1980s hair metal rock bands. He joined Warrant in 1984 and wrote such hits as Heaven, Down Boys and Cherry Pie. He had an on-and-off relationship with the band, leaving it in 1992 before returning and quitting again several times. Former Warrant lead singer Jani Lane dies at 47
www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 14, 2011Page 7B ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Special to the News-SunAVON PARK Back by popular demand, the six-time Grammy-nominated Four Freshmen will open the South Florida Community College 2011-12 Jazz Series on Tuesday, Dec. 6. This male vocal band quartet blends open-harmony jazz arrangements with big band vocal group sounds. The Four Freshmen were one of the top vocal groups of the 50s. The names and faces have changed a few times along the road, but the legendary sound continues. The group will perform a variety of well-known Freshmen classics as well as some holiday favorites. An additional performance will be at 2:30 p.m. On Saturday, Jan. 14, An Evening of Duke Ellington with Ted Howe takes the stage. The swinging trio led by pianist, Ted Howe, takes the Dukes music through an eclectic array of styles while respecting the original intent of the composer. He shares background information and humorous anecdotes about Ellington the man, his orchestra, and his music. Kathy Kosins presents Ladies of Cool on Saturday, Jan. 28. Accompanied by her quartet, Kosins showcases the extraordinary singers of the 1940s and 50s. Julie London, Anita ODay, June Christy, and Chris Connor were household names to j azz and pop fans alike in that era. Kosins is an accomplished interpreter of jazz, SFCC announces 2011-12 Jazz Series Courtesy photo The six-time Grammy-nominated Four Freshmen will open South Florida Community Colleges Jazz Series on Dec. 6. Courtesy photo Kathy Kosins showscases the extraordinary singers of the 1940s and 50s on Jan. 28 during South Florida Community Colleges Jazz Series. See JAZZ, page 8B Road Show Estate 3x21.5 color 00010998 Mary E Clark 3x10.5 color 00010999
Page 8BNews-SunSunday, August 14, 2011www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSun at 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. "Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth." Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Scott King youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Children's Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. children's choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. children's mission groups. Call 4536681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Children's Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing God's Heart and Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and women's prayer breakfast is at 8a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the "Place to discover God's love." For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) "Where the old fashion gospel is preached." Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the "Son" always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 382-0869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor; Aaron Snider, Youth Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 5:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 385-0752. 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 Lord's Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; "Building God's Kingdom for Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth the Drive!" Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a men's grief support group, meets at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures'by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support 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 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT who has a voice and style that shares that intimate and alluring quality found in The Ladies of Cool. Led by well-known vocalist and pianist Tom Hook and drummer Eddie Metz Jr, the Black Dogs Jazz Band performs Saturday, Feb. 18. The band features seven outstanding musicians who perform the finest in New Orleans j azz, jump swing, rhythm and blues, as well as other styles. The Black Dogs have shared their music with fans from many nations as well as headlining traditional jazz festivals across the United States. Closing out the series on Friday, March 2 is a return performance by trumpeter Bobby Lewis and his quartet. Lewiscareer has spanned four decades from touring with Jack Teagarden, Tex Beneke and the Modernaires, and as conductor and featured soloist with Peggy Lee. He has created and led several of his own groups in performances and at jazz festivals all over the world. Performances are held at 7:30 p.m. Season subscriptions are on sale now and range from $110 to $120 for all five shows. Subscription forms can be obtained online at http://performances.southflorida.edu or by calling the SFCC Box Office 863-7847178. Due to seasonal staffing, please leave a message with your name, address, and phone number. The SFCC Box Office opens for walkup service Oct 24. Individual ticket prices range from $20 to $28 and may be purchased online starting Oct. 17 or at the SFCC Box Office starting Oct. 24, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., located at 600 West College Drive, Avon Park. Continued from page 7B Jazz Series lineup set at SFCC Courtesy photo T he Black Dogs Jazz Band performs Feb. 18 on the stage for the South Florida Community College Jazz Series. Courtesy photo Closing out South Florida Community Colleges Jazz Series on March 2 is trumpeter Bobby Lewis and his quartet. Courtesy photo Ted Howe brings An Evening of Duke Ellington to South Florida Community Colleges stage on Jan. 14.
www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 14, 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 email@example.com Web site: redeemeravon.com The church is at 839 Howe's Way,Avon Park (two miles north of Sun 'N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells Dodge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. The Rev. Jim Kurtz, rector. Church office 3857649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL33852. Phone: 4650051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening: Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6:15 p.m. Child care available at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come see what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 8350869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer "Kid City" Children's Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, "prime-timers," and Bible studies in Spanish. "Kid City" Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev. Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Closet, 385-2782. Gary Kindle, Pastor. Faith Child Development Center, 382-3232. Kathy Pontious, director. Preschool/VPK/Extended Day Care. Summer Worship services: 9:30 a.m. Sunday; Bible class is 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Communion is served the first and third and fifth Sunday of the month. Worship service is broadcast live on WITS 1340 AM. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 9 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 11 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 3851163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school will resume in the fall. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Men's Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meetingtimes and dates). Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and children's church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3140482, firstname.lastname@example.org. Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown email@example.com. Web site is www. ctmforme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Children's & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kid's World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. The Lord's Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the Millennium Church. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer a Saturday service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Tiger Gullett in the Millennium Church. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org All teachings are taken from the Manufacturer's Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Children's Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. TheWay is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of God's Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and children's church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway email@example.com Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Women's Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; MondayFriday, Summer Day Camp (youth ages 11-14) 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. excluding holidays; Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 3 p.m., adult classroom; Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m., adult classroom. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 9-10 a.m. in the sanctuary; contemporary worship is from 11 a.m. to noon. Sunday school classes for adults and children will be 10:10-10:50 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Children's Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, email@example.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Women's Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R. James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m. for women who love God and crocheting. Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pastor. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Sunday schedule: Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m. (October-May only). We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that want to know Christ and make Him known. Call the church office at 465-2422 or check out our church Web site at www.memorialumc.com St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, FL 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 27 and Hammock Road). Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion with worship first Sunday of month; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. all other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For more information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@earth link.net or check theWeb site sebringemmanuelucc.com. No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP For the past three years, my family and I have been fortunate to have a little visitor. Usually around May or June, we spot a hummingbird hovering around the flowers in our yard. The tiny creature usually hangs around for a few months and we get to enjoy the sightings when were out in the yard. Hummingbirds are one of my favorite creatures. They are fascinating little birds and they are incredibly beautiful. Their claim to fame is being the worlds smallest bird, (usually about 3-4 inches long and weighs .106 ounces). They can outmaneuver and out-fly other birds many times their size. Their j ewel colored feathers and lightening speed when flying make them very unique creatures. For centuries people have been fascinated with these tiny birds and have made efforts to attract and study them. Hummingbirds are native to the Americas. They can flap their tiny wings 15-80 times per second and have the unique ability to hover, fly backward, vertically and laterally. They get their name from the humming sound that is made by their wings when they fly. They have long, thin bills which have an extendable tongue. This allows them to feed on nectar deep within flowers. In addition, their unique bill can be opened very wide; the bottom half can flex downward to create a wider opening and allow them to capture insects in their mouths rather than at the tip of their bills. As with most species of birds, the males are more colorful than the females. However, iridescent plumage is present in both the male and females with green being the most common color. Their feathers are made up of specialized structures called barbs and barbules, generally located on the head and breast, which produce the intense metallic iridescence that make them so beautiful. Many hummingbirds consume one-half to two-thirds of their weight in food every day and drink eight times their body weight in water. They have a fast breathing rate and heartbeat and a very high body temperature. They need to eat about every 10 minutes while they are awake. They get the protein they need from insects and the sugar for energy from nectar. They need sugar for the energy required to keep their little wings going. In some cases the hummingbird will go into a state of torpor, which is when they slow down their metabolism at night. This suspended animation allows them to maintain body temperature and energy. These amazing creatures are wonderful pollinators. The relationship between flowers and hummingbirds is symbiotic; the flowers get pollinated from the bird carrying pollen from one flower to another while the bird has a sweet meal of nectar from the flower. This allows the flower to reproduce and the bird to eat. The hummingbird has amazing flying ability. They can fly circles around any other type of bird. As a result, they have little or no fear of predators and have been known to attack eagles when getting too close to their nests. In addition, they are quite the travelers. Many species migrate from Alaska to Central America every fall, approximately 2,500 miles. This treacherous trip over stormy oceans and steep mountains is made in reverse in the spring. Some species, such as the rufous hummingbird, winter in the southeastern United States. Many of the little creatures will return year after year to the same gardens if food is available. The males are not much help when it comes to raising their young. The mother bird has to work very hard to build the nest, sit on the eggs and take care of the chicks. Building the nest is labor intensive. About the size of half a walnut shell, nests are decorated t o blend in with the surroundings. Even though quite intricate and beautiful, the nests are very strong and can survive perilous weather. The mother bird utilizes the sticky silk from spider webs to hold the nest together. Generally two eggs are laid and when they hatch, the young are smaller than a bumblebee. However, they grow quite quickly and leave the nest within a few weeks of hatching. You can attract these magnificent creatures to your yard as wel l. Just do a little research on what type of plants these birds enjoy an d plant some in your yard. Hopefully next year you will be on the list of yards the creature visits while passing through. It might not hurt to hang up a hummingbird feeder with the sugary solution inside for an extra bonus. Corine Burgess is the Natural Resources Specialist for the Highlands County Natural Resources Department assistin g the Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District (www.highlandsswcd.org). Hummingbirds are welcome visitors to backyards News From The Watershed Corine Burgess Courtesy photo Hummingbirds are attracted to areas with plants and flowers that provide the nectar they feed on.Hanging a hummingbird feeder in the yard is also a good way to attract the tiny creature.
By RAYHENRY Associated PressATLANTA Alabama and Florida appealed a ruling Friday that handed metro Atlanta a big victory in a tristate water feud by striking down a decision that would have severely restricted access to the citys water supply for roughly 3 million people. Georgias neighbors asked the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a June ruling from a three-judge appeals panel that instantly changed the political dynamics in a long-running fight over water rights in the basin formed by the Chattahoochee, Flint and Apalachicola rivers. Georgias neighbors say metro Atlanta uses too much water upstream, leaving too little downstream for neighboring states, businesses and wildlife. The appeals impact critical water resources in each of the States of this Circuit, and the outcome will affect the citizens as well as economic, environmental, and ecological interests in the three States for decades to come, attorneys for Alabama and Florida said in their appeal. The full appeals court has not decided whether to consider the case. Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens office was reviewing the appeal Friday and did not have an immediate legal response. Were confident in our position and we think its time to end the litigation and come to the table and negotiate, Olens spokeswoman Lauren Kane said. The ruling in June was the culmination of a legal case simmering since 1990 that focuses on how much water Atlanta can withdraw from the headwaters of a river system serving three states. Atlanta never contributed to the cost of building the dam forming Lake Lanier, which was completed around 1960, because a previous mayor never believed water would be in short supply. Lawyers for Alabama and Florida say Congress authorized the dam to provide hydroelectricity, support navigation and control flooding not supply drinking water for the growing city. From that dam, the Chattahoochee River flows southwest to Atlanta, then runs south along the border of Alabama and Georgia. It merges with the Flint River at the Florida border to become the Apalachicola River, which cuts south across the Florida Panhandle and empties into the Gulf of Mexico. Two years ago, U.S. District Court Judge Paul Magnuson ruled that Atlanta had little legal right to water from the reservoir. He signed an order that would have severely restricted Atlantas withdrawals from the river starting next summer to levels last seen in the 1970s when the city was a fraction of its current size unless the political leaders of Alabama, Florida and Georgia struck a deal ending the impasse. But the three-judge panel tossed aside Magnusons ruling. It gave the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, which operates the dam, one year to re-evaluate a request from Georgia seeking more water and instructed the federal agency that water supply is a permissible use of the dam. Lawyers for Alabama and Georgia face a separate deadline Friday to update a federal judge on the status of negotiations in another disputed river system. Page 10BNews-SunSunday, August 14, 2011www.newssun.com DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 8/14/11; 0 0 0 1 0 9 4 5 Church Page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 0 4 0 6 9 G&N DEVELOPERS; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 8/14,21,28; 0 0 0 1 0 9 3 6 Special to the News-SunPALMDALE Do your children think education is boring? It definitely does not have to be, say Allen and Patty Register, owners of Gatorama. It is the time of year that chirping, grunting and snapping baby alligators emerge from their shells to meet the world. Gatorama is marking this occasion by hosting an Alligator Hatching Festival Aug. 20-31 at their animal park at 6180 U.S. 27, Palmdale. This is a great opportunity for parents to teach their children about one of natures fascinating life cycles, says Allen Register. For the next two weeks we will welcome over three thousand alligators into the world at Gatorama. Guests will actually be able to see these little baby alligators wiggle out of the eggs. Visitors to Gatorama will also be able to learn about the history of the American alligator and how the populations have been protected through one of the most truly successful, sustainable-use management programs ever implemented. American alligators have been off the endangered species list since 1987 and populations are still growing. Alligator farming is am important part of the program. There will be programs Monday through Saturday and four on Sundays. Regular admission is $14.95. Children less than five feet are admitted for $6.95. For guests that want a hands-on experience, a Hatch and Hold package is available. This package allows the guest to actually hold an egg and let the baby alligator hatch in their hands. The cost for this package is $10. This year as an added attraction the award winning barbecue company Fired and Wired will be present on the weekends for great food and gator tail. This year we are offering an after-hours program, The Baby BreakOUT on Tuesdays, Thursday and Fridays says Patty Register. It will be a wonderful way for families to beat the weekend crowds and come after school hours. This special opportunity requires reservations and includes a dinner. Incubator reports can be followed on Gatoramas Facebook page. Gatorama opened in 1957 as one of Floridas first alligator attractions. It is still a popular tourist attraction as well as an operating alligato r farm. One of Gatoramas main attractions for visitors and professional photographers is the natural Florida scenery in which these prehistoric beasts sunbathe in the warm tropical climate. Giant oak trees and palm trees cover the 15-acre attraction. Visitors will also find othe r animals along the covered 1,000-foot walkway and wooden bridge panthers,bobcats, raccoons, peacocks, ducks and geese all call Gatorama home, as do six species of crocodiles including the American Crocodile. Gatorama is the largest captive breeder in North America of the Acutus Crocodile. For more information and directions, call (863) 6750623 or visi t www.Gatorama.com. Baby alligators are popping out all over Courtesy photo Visitors to Gatorama can have a baby alligator hatch in their hands. OUTDOORS GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE Alabama, Florida appeal court ruling in water feud with Georgia Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876
By FRAZIER MOORE APTelevision WriterNEWYORK An online petition calling for the nuptials of Muppet flat-mates Bert and Ernie has sparked comment, controversy and lots of tweets. But dont bet on wedding bells to ring. Chicago resident Lair Scott, who posted the petition, is seeking matrimony for the Sesame Street chums as a way to make gay and lesbian kids who watch the show feel better about themselves, and to promote tolerance for people who are different. The marriage could legitimately happen, he reasons, since Sesame Street is located in New York, where gay marriage became legal in June. Others agreed. By Thursday afternoon, Scotts petition had collected 5,800 signatures. But there were alternate petitions also waiting on the website, Change.org. They included: Stop Bert and Ernie from getting married; Stop the senseless false labeling of these two best friends; and Leave Bert and Ernie alone. You could take your pick from those or nearly two dozen more. Or you could just tweet about it. On Thursday, Bert & Ernie was a trending Twitter topic. One tweet wondered why so much attention was being showered on Bert and Ernies domestic status, when poor Oscar the Grouch remains on the curb, dwelling in a garbage can. Another tweet questioned why SpongeBob and Patrick seem above any suspicion, j ust because they maintain separate residences. And a fretful post expressed hope that this raging controversy doesnt affect stocks. Sesame Workshop, which produces the long-running childrens series, seemed to be throwing water on any marital plans. Bert and Ernie are good friends, the company declared in a statement. They were created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves. For some four decades, then, Bert and Ernie have stood for promoting tolerance just by being themselves. But getting hitched? Despite recurrent insinuations about their living arrangement (Bert and Ernie share a bedroom, though they sleep in separate beds), neither they nor Sesame Workshop has ever declared them to be gay, much less romantically attached. While they may act childishly, they are indeed adults, according to Sesame Workshop, though of indeterminate ages. But the vagueness of their birth dates suggests an absence of birth certificates. Wouldnt this pose a difficulty in obtaining a marriage license, even if they sought one? Besides, maybe they share a bedroom just to save a few bucks. Who knows what the rent is these days at 123 Sesame Street? And oh yeah not to get too technical, but they arent flesh-and-blood. Or even alive. As Sesame Workshop noted, Bert and Ernie remain puppets, and do not have a sexual orientation. But while settling some questions, the statement raised others. For example, wouldnt there be a tax advantage even for puppets if they married, then started filing a joint return? Associated PressSAN FRANCISCO Internet search leader Google Inc. is bringing a little more gamesmanship to its duel with Facebook. Just like they have been doing for years on Facebooks website, Web surfers will now be able to play games with their friends and family on Googles blossoming social networking service. Googles expansion into games, announced Thursday, had been expected since the company unveiled its Plus networking service in late June. The service is being groomed to be an alternative to Facebooks popular hangout. By adding games to Plus, Google hopes to give its fledging networks more than 25 million users a reason to come to the service more frequently and stay longer once theyre there. The strategy has worked well at Facebook, where games requiring players to fill the roles of farmers, mob bosses and card sharks have attracted obsessive followings among its more than 750 million users. Determined to protect its turf, Facebook unveiled its latest game features just a few hours after Google issued its challenge. The new tools will make it easier for Facebook users to bookmark their favorite games and keep track of what their friends are playing. Players will also be given the option of filling their entire computer screen with some of the games designed for Facebook. Facebooks top games are provided by Zynga Inc., a 4year-old company hoping to sell its stock in an initial public offering this fall. Google is one of Zyngas investors, according to IPO documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The papers dont specify the size Googles stake in Zynga, which is based in San Francisco. The investment evidently wasnt enough to buy Google access to Zyngas best-known games. The initial games on Plus include a poker game made by Zynga. Plus also will feature the Angry Birds game that so far has been played mostly on phones. The gaming option will gradually start appearing within the accounts of Plususers. But people who want to play other Zynga titles such as FarmVille, CityVille and Empires & Allies will still have go to Facebook. Zynga and Facebook are already financially wedded to each other. Zynga gets most of its revenue from Facebook, which requires games on its site to use its payment system to sell the various items tha t can be used to playing more fun. Facebook keeps 30 percent of the revenue from Zyngas games. Although the games may seem frivolous, they are emerging as a serious business. Zynga earned more than $90 million on revenue o f nearly $600 million last yea r and the company is growing even faster this year as the number of people playing its games surpassed 230 million. In March, Zynga estimated its market value at $11 billion after hiring an expert to appraise its business, according to documents filed Thursday. Googles expansion into Web games could cause headaches for Zynga. In its IPO documents, Zynga says i t could be hurt if Google o r other larger companies such as Microsoft Corp. and Amazon.com Inc. get into the Web game market. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 14, 2011Page 11B DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 8/14/11; 0 0 0 1 0 9 5 0 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; windows; 0 0 0 1 0 9 8 7 CROSSWORDSOLUTION ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Google adds games in its latest move on Facebook MCT Bert (left) and Ernie, seen here in the Muppett Museum, have been longtime roomates on Sesame Street. Bert and Ernie wed? An idea divorced from reality Bert and Ernie are good friends. They were created to teach preschoolers that people can be good friends with those who are very different from themselves.SESAMEWORKSHOP in a statement Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun
Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida Community College Community Education is offering classes this fall at the Highlands Campus, Avon Park. Registration for fall classes is under way. Aquabics is a moderately-paced aerobic water exercise class for toning and building strength in a heated pool. Water exercise is easy on the joints, but still provides resistance. One hour morning and evening classes will be offered starting Sept. 8. For detailed days, times, and prices, call 863-4536661, ext. 7388 or send an email to email@example.com/. Aquacize is a gentle water exercise class for people with arthritis and is sanctioned by the Arthritis Foundation. The class meets in the morning starting Sept. 8. For detailed days, times, and prices, call 863-4536661, ext. 7388 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org/. Work out on state-ofthe-art, 10-station Nautilus equipment in the Nautilus class. Afitness instructor will design a program with the students goals in mind. The class meets Monday and Wednesday, Oct. 18Dec. 15, 5:30-6:30 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. The cost is $47 for the term. In Basic American Sign Language, students will learn how to begin communicating with hearing impaired or deaf family members or friends. The class is held Tuesdays, Oct. 19 Nov. 23, 3:15 5:15 p.m. The cost is $79. The Creative Writing class will learn different styles of writing from a professional, published author. Focus will be on basic writing skills, creating written projects, critique for written projects, and refining work. The class is held Tuesdays, Oct. 19-Nov. 23 and costs $53. Basic Home Computer II will teach students how to copy files and folders, use the desktop cleanup wizard, surf the internet, text layout, and examine automatic updates. The prerequisite for this class is the Basic Home Computer I class. Class meets Mondays, Oct. 18Dec. 6, 5:30-7:30 p.m. This class costs $90 and includes a book. In Conversational Spanish, students will learn the fundamentals of speaking and understanding Spanish. The class meets Thursdays, Oct. 21-Dec. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The cost is $71. Digital Photography I will teach students how to work with light elements, the history of the camera, patterns, and shapes. The class meets Tuesdays, Oct. 19Dec. 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The cost is $71. Digital Photography II will help photographers take their pictures to the next level. In this class, some of the major areas being covered in-depth will be lighting, composition, and lenses. This class meets on Thursdays, Oct. 21Dec. 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. and costs $71. Register in Building B at the Highlands Campus o r any SFCC campus or center. For more information, contact Community Education a t 453-6661, 465-5300, 7732252, or 494-7500, ext. 7388 or by e-mailing email@example.com/. Page 12BNews-SunSunday, August 14, 2011www.newssun.com E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seamless p/u; 0 0 0 1 0 9 4 1 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 8/14/11; 0 0 0 1 0 9 4 2 Courtesy photo Florida Hospital Heartland Divisions Director of Marketing Cathy Albritton (right) presents jump drives to Sebring High School Principal Dr. Anne Lindsay (left) and Assistant Principal Ilene Eshelman (center) for student use. Incoming freshman will be given the four-gig portable hard drives that read Go Blue Streaks as a way to store class projects and homework. School Orientation ScheduleELEMENT AR Y SCHOOLS Avon Elementary 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16. Cracker Trail Elementary 5-7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 15. Fred Wild Elementary 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16. Kindergarten Learning Center 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16. Lake Country Elementary 4-6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18. Lake Placid Elementary 4:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18. Memorial Elementary 5-7 p.m., Monday, Aug. 15. Park Elementary 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16. Sun N Lake Elementary 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18. Woodlawn Elementary 4:30-6:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18. MIDDLE SCHOOLS Avon Park Middle 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18. Hill-Gustat Middle 3:30-6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18. Lake Placid Middle 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 16; 6th-grade orientation will be 4-5 p.m. No schedules will be given out early. Sebring Middle 3:30-6 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18. HIGH SCHOOLS Avon Park High 6-8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18. Lake Placid High 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18. Freshman orientation will be 6-7:30 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 11. Sebring High 5-7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 18. Freshman orientation will be 9:30-11:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 13. CHALKTALK Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida Community Colleges Corporate and Community Education Department is offering a variety of classes based on CPR and first aid training for the fall 2011 term. ACPR Training class with Basic Life Support through the American Heart Association is being offered for students who need to know how to perform CPR, as well as other lifesaving skills, in a wide variety of in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings. Students will participate in simulated clinical scenarios and learning stations, work with an American Heart Association Certified BLS Instructor to complete Basic Life Support (BLS) skills practice and skills testing, and complete a written exam. SFCC is offering two opportunities to complete this class. The first class will be held Thursday, Aug. 18, 5:30-9:30 p.m., on the SFCC Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Dr., Avon Park. This class will cost $30 and the course number (CRN) is 10984. The second class will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, from 8 a.m.-noon, on the SFCC Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Dr., Avon Park. This class will cost $30 and the course number (CRN) is 10973. The First Aid Training course provides employee training for: designated first responders, or individuals needing credentialed training for job or regulatory requirements. This course covers first aid basics, medical, injury and environmental emergencies and AED use. Students will also complete a written exam. This class will be held Saturday, Oct. 6, from 1-5 p.m., on the SFCC Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Dr., Avon Park. It will cost $30 and the course number (CRN) is 11579. Register in Building B at the Highlands Campus or any SFCC campus or center. For more information, contact Community Education at 453-6661, 465-5300, 773-2252, or 494-7500, ext. 7033 or by e-mailing CorporateTraining@southflorida.edu/. SFCC classes teach life-saving skills SFCC Community Education announces fall 2011 classes Florida Hospital donates jump drives Special to the News-SunAVON PARK South Florida Community Colleges Corporate and Community Education Department is offering exciting opportunities in child care classes for the fall 2011 term. The Introduction to Child Care class is a 40-hour class that will cover Child Care Facility Rules and Regulations, Health, Safety, and Nutrition, Identifying and Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect, Child Growth and Development, Behavioral Observation and Screening, Special Needs Appropriate Practices, Early Literacy and Language Development. This class will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays, Sept. 7-Oct. 10, from 5:30-9:30 p.m. The class will cost $240 and will be held on the SFCC Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Dr., Avon Park. This classcourse number (CRN) is 11580. Completion of both the FCCPC I and II courses are key elements to earning a Florida Child Care Professional Credential (FCCPC). FCCPC I and II address eight core areas of knowledge and skill associated with delivery of quality education to preschool children, and builds upon the content of the state-mandated training courses previously completed by the caregiver. SFCC is offering two opportunities to take the FCCPC I course. The first FCCPC I class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Aug.16-Oct.11, from 5:30-9 p.m., on the Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Drive, Avon Park. It will cost $300 and the course number (CRN) is 11594. The second FCCPC I class will meet on Tuesdays, Aug. 23-Dec. 6, from 6-10 p.m., on the DeSoto Campus, 2251 NE Turner Ave., Arcadia. It will cost $300 and the course number (CRN) is 11596. The FCCPC II class will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 13-Dec.13, from 5:30-9 p.m., on the Highlands Campus, 600 W. College Dr., Avon Park. The class will cost $300 and the CRN is 11595. Register in Building B at the Highlands Campus or any SFCC campus or center. For more information, contact Corporate and Community Education at 453-6661, 4655300, 773-2252, or 494-7500, ext. 7032 or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org/. South Florida Community College offers new child care classes The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN
DearAbby: I recently ended my 11-year relationship with my high school sweetheart, Kent. During the two years we were engaged he had become a cheating, abusive alcoholic. My problem is my mother. She hired Kent while we were together, and hes still with her. I asked her to let him go, but she refused. Shes the closest thing to family Kent has left. She feels she can help him get on his feet. I have a restraining order against him and feel his employment with Mom is in direct violation. I cannot forgive her for this betrayal, and I will no longer have a relationship with her. The person who should be there for me my mother is not. I dont know how to get through to her. She thinks shes doing nothing wrong and refuses to accept that shes enabling Kent. She reads your column, Abby, so please give us some advice. Lost in Connecticut DearLost: That a mother would provide aid and comfort to a man who cheated on her daughter and was so physically abusive that it required a restraining order, indicates she may have as many problems as he does. Her reaction is not normal, and I dont have the power to make her see the light any more than you do. I do, however, have some advice for you. Get professional counseling, go on with your life and do not look back. DearAbby: What causes someone to do everything he or she can to keep from being happy? I had the chance to have a wonderful life and career, but I did everything I could to sabotage myself. Now, at 55, Im looking back on an empty and meaningless life. I was blessed with many things going for me, but I blew them all. I wish I could have enjoyed my life and the successful career I could have had. What is my problem? Regretful in Mississippi DearRegretful: Nobody is born with a blueprint for life, and everybody sooner or later makes a mistake they regret. You made your choices and second-guessing them now is negative and counterproductive. The trick is to not repeat those mistakes and to stop looking backward when you should be taking the life lessons you learned from them and moving forward. If you do, there will be fewer stumbles along the way. DearAbby: My husband and I once thought wed be empty nesters as our children went off to college and the military. But the last one came home after graduation to seek employment and help us out for a while. We love Ian with all our hearts, but he has a job now. Although he doesnt make enough to buy a house yet, he could at least rent an apartment. He has a steady girlfriend and he spends more time at her place than ours. Did I forget to mention that Ian is 30? He is also considered one of our communitys prime catches. Hes courteous, dresses well and is nice to everyone. Abby, at what point do we tell our son that we love him but need him to move on with his life? Caring Mother in Iowa DearCaring Mother: How about tonight? And if thats not possible because hes spending the night at his girlfriends as soon as he returns home. Dont be unkind about it, but do be firm and agree on a date after which you expect him to be out. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two booklets: Abbys Favorite Recipes and More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby. Send a business-size, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $12 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included in price.) www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 14, 2011Page 13B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 8/12/11 p/u; 0 0 0 0 1 0 9 2 7 DIVERSIONS KEEPINGQUIETBy MATTSKOCZEN ACROSS 1 Dont make me come over there! 8 Times 1930 Man of the Year 14 Courtroom fig. 20 Lets talk privately 21 Sneaker brand 22 Turkish shelter 23 Where Persian rulers rough it? 25 Tender Mercies Oscar winner 26 __ Can Cook: PBS show 27 Mrs. Smiths competitor 28 Colorado natives 30 Semana seventh 31 Shaving mishap 33 Polite title 34 Agnostics reactions to grace? 38 Ontario natives 40 Like Aleve and Advil, briefly 42 Cancn coin 43 Shoveling aftermath 44 Same old same old 46 Arts acronym 49 Brunch menu heading 52 Vaudeville hook? 57 Org. giving NC-17s 58 Spanish preposition 59 Gravy base 60 __ point: only so far 62 Alpaca relatives 67 Habituate 69 Earl Grey dunker 71 Mailbox opening 73 __ Bora: Taliban stronghold 74 Pet predator that survived the Flood? 76 Organization of river herrings? 78 First 007 film 79 Zithers cousin 80 Strait-laced 81 Sch. with a minuteman mascot 82 Starts 84 Puccini classic 86 Stone and Stallone 88 O Sole __ 89 Moistens 91 Analyst for Kings and Senators? 94 Dinner buffet item 98 Dionysian reveler 99 Loser at Gettysburg 100 Suffix with decor 101 Moscow news acronym 103 Bldg. coolers 106 Bedroom brand 110 Help, Im stuck in this tree! e.g.? 115 GWB successor 117 Reason to shake 118 Males 119 Volkswagen competitor 120 Tutor, perhaps 123 Peytons quarterback brother 124 Mistreatment 126 Where to find many cookie jars? 130 Like many fairways 131 Inbox fillers 132 Least verbose 133 Mandel and Long 134 Sad songs 135 Lights a fire under DOWN 1 On the same wavelength 2 Sweater material 3 Batting instruction subject 4 I get it now! 5 They come out of a kitty 6 La Scala highlights 7 Seat of Texass Val Verde County 8 Certain Celt 9 Mad Men type 10 CBers number 11 He was elected 56 yrs. before 115-Across 12 Contains 13 Platform components 14 Helpers 15 Flatten, informally 16 Part of some discount store names 17 Badmouth 18 Make happy 19 Country albums? 24 Move like a dragonfly 29 Batch of Brownies 32 All day soft, All day smooth lotion 35 To one side 36 Okey-dokey 37 Too Ra Loo Ra Loo __: Irish classic 39 Old Ecuadoran coins 41 East of Eden son 45 Bout outcome 47 Exited red-faced, with away 48 Matadors need 50 Smallest European Union country 51 Ether ending 52 Lays out 53 Novelist __ de Balzac 54 One who is not classconscious? 55 Easy and profitable, as a job 56 Heavy-duty haulers 57 Not-so-good feeling 61 Dept. of Labor arm 63 Lemme __! 64 Friendly words from Franois 65 Inverse trig function 66 Gives a thumbs-up 68 Frat letters 70 After-school treat 72 This is weird, but ... 75 Dark purple fruit 76 Mike Hammer portrayer Keach 77 Displays some histrionics 80 Carnegie, by birth 83 __-night doubleheader 85 Puppeteer Lewis 87 Couture monogram 90 It was once yours 92 Malay Peninsulas Isthmus of __ 93 Stalk by the river 94 Contents of some hookahs 95 The Moor of Venice 96 Like art house films, for some 97 Actress Joanne 98 Do the Right Thing pizzeria owner 102 Turned states evidence 104 Driver with a handle 105 Cascades peak 107 The Matrix star 108 Unto the Sons author 109 VIP rosters 111 Im dying __ it! 112 Pundits pieces 113 Head honcho 114 Ball focus 116 Pigment of iron oxide 121 Durbeyfield daughter 122 Rescuer, often 125 News initials 127 U.K. record label 128 Corn serving 129 SEC founding member Solution on page 11B Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) It will take a little effort on your part, Aries, to help someone feel your love. Once you get past the initial hurdle, all things will work out for the best. Taurus (April 21-May 21) Sometimes things just dont go your way, Taurus. This week you will experience a few hurdles that seem insurmountable. The fact is that you can handle them. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Think twice before you enter into a relationship without weighing the cons, Gemini. There are plenty of positives, but some of the other things may be a disadvantage. Cancer(June 22-July 22) When it seems you have an enormous weight on your shoulders, Cancer, the best thing is to talk about it right away with someone you trust. This will be the case this week. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) Look at yourself in the mirror and youll find there are plenty of things to be proud of, Leo. Try to regain your self-confidence in the next few days. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, if youre looking for a new romantic relationship you could find that you have plenty of suitors this week. Its almost as if they are all coming out of the woodwork. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) You had really get a second opinion on the way you are handling your finances, Libra. Credit card usage could put you in a bunch of trouble if you are not careful. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Open up your mind to new possibilities, Scorpio. You could just find that the opportunities for you abound and literally the sky is yours for the taking. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) Think of the ways you can help out at home and put that plan into motion, Sagittarius. Not only will it resolve some issues, but also it will feel good doing something positive. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) If you are feeling stressed, Capricorn, look for ways to lighten your workload. Hire people, like a housekeeper, who can help with some of the things you dont enjoy doing. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) The to-do list may seem never-ending, Aquarius. All it takes is tackling one thing each day for that list to shrink dramatically. And there are always people who are willing to help. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) There is more than meets the eye to you, Pisces. This week you will prove everyone wrong when you tackle something amazing. Famous birthdaysAug. 14: Halle Berry, Actress, 45; Aug. 15: Joe Jonas, Singer, 22; Aug. 16: Madonna, Singer, 53; Aug. 17: Sean Penn, Actor, 51; Aug. 18: Christian Slater, Actor, 42; Aug. 19: Lee Ann Womack, Singer, 45; Aug. 20: Robert Plant, Singer, 63. There is more than meets the eye to you, Pisces Moms support of abuser is betrayal to her victimized daughter If I purchase a gift for someone, but the receiver refuses the gift, then is it still a gift?I suppose it depends on which side were looking. If the givers heart was motivated by love and a desire to please the other person, then I think that a gift is a gift, whether received or not. On the other hand, if the motivation of the heart was wrong, perhaps thats why it was refused in the first place.Yet, the would-be receiver has turned his back on the gift and the giver.To receive, we must deliberately and readily take for ourselves that which is offered. Otherwise were as empty handed as before. While reading through Psalm 139 in the Bible (a favorite passage of mine), I was ready to move on; but, suddenly felt compelled to read it again. It seemed as though God was standing there handing me the gift of this Psalm. I wanted to reach out my hands and receive his gift; but, how?Id already read it and absorbed its truth. Then I perceived God saying, Respond to it. And so began a time in my morning devotions which helped me receive this gift more deeply. When we receive something with an attitude of thanksgiving and delight, we not only experience the joy and delight of the gift; but, we look upon the giver with a new perspective. For example, when my husband listens to what I say and then gives me a gift Ive mentioned in passing (but he perceives is important to me), then not only the gift but how well he knows me blesses me beyond measure; such as the beautiful new journal he gave me on Mothers Day. Ken knows me. He hears me. And, then he gives gifts that delight! But, come to Psalm 139: 1, NKJV, and abide in the truth that God knows you and me intimately and personally. O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off. You comprehend my path and my lying down. My response:As my Lord, your interest in me is deep, abiding, and able to truly know me. Every move I make and thought I think interests you captures your attention. By responding from my heart to Gods, I come to know him more intimately. That is a priceless gift; along with deepening my trust. Aresponse to truth nourishes, refreshes and settles me. Selah. Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Responding to truth Pause And Consider Jan Merop Horoscope Dear Abby SAN FRANCISCO The lawyer for a San Francisco woman charged with breaking into the hotel room of Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek says his client is a prostitute, not a thief. The San Francisco Examiner (http://bit.ly/pGJWS6 ) reports that attorney Mark Jacobs says his client, 56-year-old Lucinda Moyers, is a prostitute and was in a downtown San Francisco hotel to meet a john on July 26. Prosecutors say Moyers stole $650, a bracelet and other items from a hotel room where Trebek was staying with his wife. The cash and bracelet were not recovered. Moyers has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of burglary and possession of stolen property. Lawyer: Jeopardy! burglary suspect a prostitute
LIVING 14B PAGE News-Sun Sunday, August 14, 2011 TUCK IN SOME LUNCHTIME ENTERTAINMENTIn January, when all the page-a-day desk calendars with funny cartoons, puzzles and trivia go on sale, Kim Hogan of Enumclaw, Wash., stocks up. Then, on random days throughout the year, Kim will tear off a page and tuck it into a lunch packed for Christopher, age 11, or Jennifer, 15. Theyre conversation starters at the lunch table, says Kim. My son and his elementary-school friends dont realize theyre learning something with the Brain Questcalendar. And Jennifer enjoys the Far Side and Hidden Picture calendar pages I slip into her lunch every once in a while.DOODLE ON ABAGELFor a lunch box note thatll really make an impression, draw pictures and write messages directly on your kids sandwich or piece of fruit with edible food markers. Use the markers (we like Wilton Food Writers, $8 for a pack of five colors) to send midday reminders (Dont forget to bring home your baseball mitt!) or to make a funny face that adds a-peel to that otherwise ho-hum banana. JAZZ UPYOUR SUPPLIESFor Jennifer Jones and her 11-yearold daughter, Lauren, getting ready for school each year means spending a few late-summer afternoons getting crafty. The Montgomery, Ill., pair start by picking a piece of back-to-school gear, then set to work embellishing it. Past projects include covering a white metal lunch box (purchased from orientaltrading.com) with stickers, and decorating a plain black messenger bag from an army surplus store with ironons and fabric paints. Its a special activity that we can do together. We have fun hunting for that perfect item and coming up with ways to turn it into a keepsake, says Jennifer, who makes sure she adds her own handiwork to the project. Having such a personalized article makes it easier for my daughter to strike up conversations with potential new friends, since someone always asks to see her masterpiece. It helps her adjust during the first days of school every year.REHEARSE THE NEW ROUTINETo help Logan, 8, and Megan, 6, tackle the transition back to class, the Potts family of Toms River, N.J., gets accustomed to the fall schedule ahead of time. During the last weeks of vacation, they begin to shift into school mode, setting their alarms, then eating breakfast and dressing by the time the bus will arrive. They set the stage for handling homework too, establishing an afternoon study time for reading, crafting, or conducting fun experiments. Says mom Sandra: By the time the academic year kicks off, Logan and Megan are already in the swing of things at home.GET TO KNOW YOUR TEACHER (AND VICE VERSA)Brooke Rodgers and her son Logan fend off jitters by sending a get to know me letter to Logans new teacher on the first day of class. The letter lists a few fun facts about the Manchester, Pa., first grader, such as his favorite foods, colors, sports and animals. But the really interesting part? Brooke also includes a similar survey for the teacher to fill out and return. Knowing that his teacher is a real person with likes and dislikes just like him really helps Logan get through those first few days. By Nicole Shapiro | Disney FamilyFun magazinePHOTOS COURTESYOF DISNEYFAMILYFUN MAGAZINE GET ABEDSIDE WEATHER ALERTTo make sure her 11-year-old twins, Abi and Kelly, are donning the right duds each morning, Joan Trivella, of Brooklyn, Conn., signed up to receive email weather alerts. I get the forecast from accuweather.com each day. The service is free, and the emails go right to my BlackBerry, which I keep on my nightstand. In the morning, I just take a quick peek to see whats in store for the day. Joan also signed up for emails from a local news station to make sure shes aware of any school cancellations or delays when the winter weather hits.TRYABREAKFAST JAMHarlingen, Texas, mom Jean Alaniz used to have trouble getting 9-year-old Loralei and 7-year-old Leon up and out of bed on school mornings. Her solution? I started playing their favorite music to get them moving. Now they get out of bed the first time I ask, and instead of arguing, theyre singing and dancing. The kids start the day in a better mood and are alert, instead of groggy and grumpy, when they get to school.MAKE SOME SCENTSWithout a doubt, the hardest part about the morning is just getting out of bed. Minneapolis mom Tonja Sahaydak has a fragrant solution. One trick my mom used, and Ive duplicated it with my kids, is making homemade cinnamon bread or rolls. The sweet scent fills the house and makes breakfast time worth getting up for!WAKE UPBYRINGTONEAs the eldest of five sisters, 18-year-old Anne Schwab knows that when the morning goes well, the rest of the day often follows the same path. Heres the Monsey, N.Y., teens tip for starting the day off right: Let kids create their own wake-up calls by borrowing Mom or Dads cell phone before the first night of school. They can set the phones alarm to the right time, choose their favorite ringtone, and leave the phone beside their bed. This makes for a fun start in the morning and gives Mom a break from being the usual alarm clock! SET APLACE FOR CHECKLISTSTable your constant stream of morning reminders with this clever place mat, which allows kids to take responsibility for their own must-dos. Cut three 6by 12-inch rectangles from decorative paper. Use a glue stick to affix them side by side onto an 18by 12-inch sheet of poster board. Write a Do at Home checklist on the left rectangle and a Take to School checklist on the right one (leave a few blank spaces at the bottom of each list for write-in reminders). Have the place mat laminated at a copy shop or cover it with clear Con-Tact paper. Your child can use a nontoxic dry-erase marker to check off items or write additional reminders. Affix an adhesive-backed Velcro dot to keep the marker in a handy spot on the mat. CREATE ALAST-MINUTE CHECKPOINTSo that your scrambling scholars can primp and run, hang a kid-friendly grooming station in your homes entryway. Using appropriate hardware for your walls, attach a metal desk-organizing bin or similar narrow container to the wall under a mirror. Stock it with hairbrush and comb, hair bands, a packet of wipes and other key grooming gear. If you like, use magnets or clips to attach permission slips or messages to the front of the bin.