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Title: The news-sun
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Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
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Publication Date: 08-21-2011
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By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING — Dozens gathered on the second floor of Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center Thursday evening for the unveiling of the newest addition to the hospital, the Jarrett Family Blessed Beginnings Birthing Center. Bill and Lisa Jarrett have long been avid supporters of the Highlands County community and have served on boards within Florida Hospital. The couple has always involved themselves in the hospital as well as the community with their care and altruism. Lisa Jarrett describes the birthing center as a gift and an investment in the hospital as well as the community. “As our community grows and its needs change, we feel it is important to grow and change along with it. We feel blessed and honored to be a part of this growing need by leaving a legacy for generations to come,” she said. Florida Hospital CEO Tim Cook welcomed the guests before the unveiling, speaking highly of the Jarrett family and their dedication to the hospital and the community. “Children are a gift from God. Abirthing center is a unique place in a hospital and assists the beautiful new beginning of life. We honor a family that gives a gift like this,” Cook said. Cook continued his address, joking that after guests laid eyes NEWS-SUN Highlands County’s Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, August 21, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 99 | 75 cents www.newssun .com HighLow 94 76Complete Forecast PAGE 14A An afternoon and evening t-storm Forecast Question: Should teachers be allowed to interact with students through social networks like Facebook? Next question: Are you watching what could become Hurricane Irene? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Scott Koch Age 27, of Sebring Adelaide Thomsen Age 90, of Lake Placid Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 24% No 76% 099099401007 Total votes: 104 Business9A Chalk Talk12B Classifieds11A Community Briefs2A Community Calendar 5B Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby13B Editorial & Opinion4A Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times13B Movies8B News from the Watershed11B Pause and Consdier13B Senior Scene7B Sports On TV2B 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 1 0 8 2 7 By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING — The unemployment rate for Highlands County rose to 12.3 percent in July according to the State of Florida’s Agency for Workforce Innovation. The recent number is an increase of .7 percent from the 11.6 percent posted in June. The new numbers edges Highlands into the 12th spot in unemployment throughout the state, slightly behind Miami-Dade County at 12.5 percent. Regionally, Highlands’ unemployment is higher than Hardee (12.2 percent) and DeSoto (11.6) counties. The state recorded an 11.0 percent unemployment rate, which is not seasonally adjusted, and the U.S. remained steady at 9.3 percent, the same as last month. Other statistics released by the Workforce Agency shows that foreclosures in Highlands County dropped slightly from 64 in June to 63 in July and the overall population for the county shed almost 1,000 employees as job seekers left the area for greener pastures. The unemployment rate in the Heartland Workforce region, which includes DeSoto, Hardee, and Highlands counties, was 12.1 percent in July, a decrease of 0.9 percentage points from the region’s year ago rate. The Heartland Workforce region lost 2,394 jobs over the year, according to number released Friday from Heartland’s Workforce Director and CEO Roger Hood. The greatest job losses in the region were posted by natural resources and mining, which lost 1,980 jobs. Construction in the region continues to decline and posted a 24-job loss, while education and health services showed a job loss of 236 fo r the month. Two of the region'’s industry sectors posted positive growth. The information industry increased 3.7 percent and government jobs grew 3.5 percent over the previous months, Hood said. Countys unemployment rate jumps to 12.3% Back to school 18Number of schools Elementary. . . . . 10 Middle . . . . . . 4 High School . . . . 3 Career Academy . . 11,597Number of employees Elected officials . . . 6 Administrators . . 49 Managers . . . . 10 Teachers . . . . 830 Non-instructional . 69112,130Number of students Elementary . . . 5,854 Middle School. . 2,808 High School. . . 3,358 Others . . . . . 110 (as of 2/11/11)488Number of students learning English as a second language ESE . . . . . 1,919 (all inclusive) Vocational. . . . 31770.81Percentage of students in free or reduced lunch program$115.8in millions, the budget for the 2011-12 year$129.3in millions, the budget for the 2010-11 year$380,386amount of lottery proceeds the district will receive this year$3,479base student allocation (set by state) down 4 percent from last year$44,133averaage teacher salary Entry level. . . $34,000 Step 12. . . $54,500 By the numbers Manager finalists answer questions Blessing yeilds Blessed Beginnings News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Nurses at the Blessed Beginnings Birthing Center are grateful for the newest technology available to newborns in the newly constructed nursery. The Florida Hospital facility was unveiled to the public Thursday evening. Jarrett family donation spawns new birthing center See BLESSED, page 3A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING — Oops. Mayor George Hensley called for a special meeting for 5:30 p.m. Monday after an unexpected turn of events a t Tuesday’s meeting that left Sebring without a fire assessment. “Andrew (Fells) changed his vote and Scott (Stanley) wasn’t present so it was very unexpected. No one was really prepared for this,” City Administrator Scott Noethlich said. City council members — minus Stanely, who was absent from Tuesday’s meeting — inadvertently killed the fire assessment after a 2-2 tie vote on a two-percent increase to 7 percent. Fells and John Griffin voted against the increase, while John Clark and Bud Whitlock voted for it. “My understanding now is that we don’t even have a fire assessment,” Noethlich stated Tuesday night afte r Do-over on Sebring fire assessment Special meeting Monday after tie vote left city with no assessment See FIRE, page 8AOnline learningClassrooms are now just a click away PAGE14BAnswering questionsHarris speaks to voting league about tourism tax PAGE2ASet to step upLady Devils ready for new season PAGE14B Students back in class on Monday By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING – Hundreds of 5and 6-year-olds filled the classrooms and cafeteria at the Kindergarten Learning Center Tuesday evening for the school’s orientation night. The school is entering it’s fifth year of learning and adventure and hosts the majority of Highlands County’s incoming kindergarten students. Principal Andrew Lethbridge and his friendly office staff welcomed parents and students entering the front door. Teachers lined the hallways directing the excited students into designated classrooms. The KLC has 21 instructors this year, whose experience ranges from three decades to second year teachers. Registration, after-school care, lunch applications, and transportation issues were all taken care of in the school’s cafeteria. See BACK, page 8A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK — Since interviewing each of the three candidates for the position of city manager on Friday, all that is left for the city council to do is make its choice. The council may rank the candidates during its regular meeting Monday night, or it may decide to call a special meeting later in the week. Each candidate was questioned fo r about an hour, interim city manage r Julian Deleon being scheduled at the last minute because the council had not been going to interview him. Council member questions concerned annexation, interlocal agreements and cooperation, public housing, rewriting the city charter, union See COUNCIL, page 8A

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By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING — Tourism development and Commissioner Greg Harris were key topics at the Highlands County Voters League meeting Thursday night. The Voter’s League invited county activist Bill Youngman to speak, and Youngman filled in some of the blanks that voters had about the controversial tourism tax. “If the voters were confident that the tax was being used properly, then they will support it,” Youngman told the group. “But, it needs to be on the ballot. It has to have a sunset.” Youngman told the group that he was part of a group looking into gathering the 9,600 signatures needed to get the tax repealed or on a referendum. “Should the tourist tax be repealed? I voted for it because of the 10 percent that was going to the lakes, but the money has not been spent the way it is supposed to be,” Youngman said. “All the commission had to do was vote to put it up for a vote. They didn’t do that. They shall afford us an election, even if it is a special election,” Youngman said. Commissioner Harris, who spoke mostly about the budget process, made it clear that he did not support putting the tax on a ballot. “Why would you want to do that? It is a worthwhile tax. It is good for the county. I don’t think they have used these monies inappropriately, but maybe spending 51 percent on operating expenses may be too high, I don’t know. I would think the best tack is to look the percentages, that will cost nothing. Then do a sunset in the future at the two-year mark. I think you will get everybody to go for it. If it says repeal the tax, it is not going to go any further than November, that’s what I think,” Harris said “If you put it on the ballot in 2012 to sunset in 2014, and you set the percentages and in 2014 set a 10-year sunset, I would campaign for it. Flat out,” Youngman said. Harris continued in his discussion about how much progress the commission has made in just the few short months that the three new members (Don Elwell, Jack Richie and Harris) have been on the board. “We were told that it would take two to four years to come up to speed on the how the county works. I think that everyone on that board has done a great job on getting on top of the learning curve. We study and look at everything we can and we are all out there in the departments asking questions and working to understand what everyone does,” Harris said. Voters in the audience agreed with Harris. “I would say that you probably did not cut the budget as much as I would have liked to see, but I do think you have made some good headway,” said Michael Berry, a Libertarian. Harris and Youngman both encouraged more discussion on all aspects of county government by the end of the meeting. “This is good. We need this. Keep it up,” Harris told the group. Page 2ANews-SunSunday, August 21, 2011www.newssun.com Pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 0 8 0 3 4 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; above lottery med/nursing; 0 0 0 1 1 1 5 7 Kaylor and Kaylor; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; below lottery; 0 0 0 1 1 2 8 6 News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE County Commissioner Greg Harris answers questions from the Voters League Thursday night in Sebring. Aug. 17 1815444647x:2Next jackpot $2 millionAug. 13 42128374144x:3 Aug. 10 83646474852x:4 Aug. 19 411152122 Aug. 18 5682332 Aug. 17 511192326 Aug. 16 1516182236 Aug. 19 (n) 7997 Aug. 19 (d) 2395 Aug. 18 (n) 2482 Aug. 18 (d) 6212 Aug. 19(n) 910 Aug. 19 (d) 087 Aug. 18 (n) 852 Aug. 18(d) 968 Aug. 19 23336371 Aug. 16 58304416 Aug. 12 101215281 Aug. 9 832363715 Aug. 17 1828314852 PB: 37 PP: 4Next jackpot $37 millionAug. 13 912355058 PB: 4 PP: 2 Aug. 10 1118364146 PB: 38 PP: 4 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d) is the daytime drawing, (n) is the nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball PP: Power Play Lottery Center Harris talks tourism tax with Voters League It is a worthwhile tax, it is good for the county.GREGHARRIS county commissioner Cox to speak to Tea PartySEBRING — Superintendent of Schools Wally Cox will be the guest speaker when the Highlands Tea Party meets at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Homer’s Restaurant, 1000 Sebring Square, in Sebring. The buffet opens at 5:30 p.m. This is your chance to find out what is happeningin ours schools, and why our high schools have a “D” rating. Tea Party Folks may purchase dinner at either 5:30 p.m. for $8.69 or at 7 p.m. for $5.99 Because members normally attend the County Commissioners meetings on the fourth Tuesday each month, but were unable to book Cox on any another date, members are asked that, immediately following his presentation, they go to the important budget meeting, which starts at 6 p.m. at 600 S. Commerce Ave. For information regarding the HCBCC meeting scheduled for Tuesday, please contact Don Elwell at: delwell@hcbcc.com or 381-5622.Touch a Truck/ Plane set Nov. 19SEBRING — Mark your calendars for Touch a Truck/Touch a Plane sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sebring and EAAto be held Saturday, Nov. 19 at the Sebring Airport. Proceeds go to the Champion for Children Foundation and Scholarships provided by EAA. For further details call 385-3829. NARFE final summer meeting is TuesdaySEBRING — The final summer meeting of NARFE Chapter 288 of Highlands County will be at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at Homer’s Buffet in Sebring Square for lunch. This will be an informal meeting and all current, retired federal employees (and spouses) are invited to attend.Last chance to join tripAVON PARK — VFW Post 9853 Avon Park is hosting getaway to Biloxi at the Beau Rivage from Aug. 30 to Sept. 2. Four days, three nights costs $210 per person, double occupancy, which includes transportation, hotel, free play and two breakfast meals, water and snacks. The trip is hosted by Rita Dawson, Life Auxiliary member to VFW Post 9853. Call her at 4525647. Reservations are limited, call as soon as possible.Quilting classes set for Co-opLAKE PLACID — The Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative announces a three-session quilting class from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning Sept. 6. The project, which is a wall hanging, is taught by long time Co-op member Mary Gebhart. Supplies needed are a rotary cutter, a quilt ruler, a sewing COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 5A The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Thursday, Aug. 18: Eduardo Dominguez Atilano, 25, of West Palm Beach, was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Katlyn Lane Cheatham, 20, of Lorida, was charged with two counts of violation of probation reference DUI and hit and run. Joshua S. Cromer, 30, of Sebring, was charged with dealing in stolen property and grand theft of a firearm. Earl James Downs, 27,of Sebring, was charged with homicide, and five counts of failure to appear reference resisting an officer without violence, tampering/fabricating physical evidence, possession of cocaine, battery on a law enforcement officer/firefighter and drug paraphernalia. Luz Eneida Garcia, 18, of Sebring, was charged with petit theft. Jade Anne Keefer, 22, of Roselle, N.J., was charged with criminal mischief. Rigoberto Luis Luis, 35, of Sebring, was charged with driving with a suspended/revoked license. Justin James Mintz, 29, of Hollywood, was charged with grand theft, burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and crimes against a person/guest fail to leave after request. Comdelario Pu Santos, 40, of Lake Placid, was charged with violation of a municipal ordinance. Francis Edgardo Ramirez, 23, of Avon Park, was charged with violation of a municipal ordinance. Eddie Jesus Ramos, 31, of Avon Park, was charged with battery. Nathaniel Pete Sholtz, 46, of Lake Placid, was charged POLICEBLOTTER Continued on page 5A Associated Press MIAMI — Tropical Storm Harvey is strengthening off the coast of Honduras as the Atlantic storm threatens to bring high winds and several inches of rain to Central America. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Saturday that Harvey was located about 35 miles (56 kilometers) east of Roatan, moving west at about 12 mph (19 kph). Maximum sustained winds were 60 mph (97 kph). Showers and thunderstorms have increased overnight. Tropical storm warnings were issued for the northern coast of Honduras from Punta Patuca westward, the Bay Islands of Honduras, and coastal Belize and Guatemala. Awarning for the Yucatan Peninsula was canceled. Hurricane conditions were expected along part of the Belize coast later Saturday. Tropical Storm Harvey strengthens, nears Honduras Associated PressPHOENIX — Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is now aware of who was killed during the January shooting rampage in Tucson that left her seriously wounded, her spokesman said. C.J. Karamargin confirmed Friday that the Democratic politician was told in late July the names of the dead, including her aide Gabe Zimmerman; U.S. District Judge John Roll, a close friend; and 9-year-old ChristinaTaylor Green, the Arizona Republic reported. Giffords has been recovering from a gunshot wound to the brain from the Jan. 8 shooting that killed six people and wounded her and 12 others. The man charged in the rampage, Jared Lee Loughner, was sent to a federal prison facility in Springfield, Mo., after a federal judge concluded he was mentally incompetent to stand trial on 49 charges. Her loved ones had been keeping the extent of the tragedy from her until she was strong enough to handle it. Husband Mark Kelly said in June that Giffords knew how many people were killed or wounded but wasn’t aware that Zimmerman and Roll were among them. “She was deeply saddened by it,” said Karamargin, who is leaving Giffords’staff for a j ob with Pima Community College. Giffords received the news just days before her surprise Aug. 1 appearance on Capitol Hill to vote on the federal debt ceiling. Giffords was meeting with constituents in the parking lot of a Tucson grocery store when she was shot. I nformation from: The A rizona Republic, http://www.azcentral.com Aide: Giffords now knows who died in shooting

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 21, 2011Page 3A CENTRAL SECURITY; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus three; process, 8/14/11; 0 0 0 1 0 9 4 9 MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 8/21/11 p/u; 0 0 0 1 1 1 7 3 on the new center “some of you tonight will seriously consider one more (child).” Jan Morton, Florida Hospital nurse manager of women’s and children services, spoke briefly following Cook’s welcome. “I’ve worked in OB/GYN for 34 years and I have never experienced a gift to OB of this magnitude. (The money) always goes to cardiology,” Morton joked. “(The Jarretts) are leaving a legacy forever in this community.” The Blessed Beginnings Birthing Center employs 20 nurses and two board certified lactation consultants. The center has been in use for a little over a week and a handful of babies have already been delivered, including the Jetton twins. The center features state of the art nursery equipment, including new beds and the newest Billy blanket, which assist newborns who suffer from jaundice. Each postpartum room is equipped with flat-screen televisions and the latest beds for mothers, making the delivery process as comfortable as possible for both mommies and nurses. Even dads-to-be were given something at Blessed Beginnings. The “dad pad” is a home-away-from-home area where fathers can keep themselves busy while still supporting moms after delivery. The WiFi enabled, comfy areas will be featured in each post-partum room. The rooms and hallways are filled with scriptures and inspirational quotes and are an added touch to the serenity of the center. Photos of the Jarrett’s young grandsons, Jordan and Jayden Vincent, line much of the hallways of the center. Florida Hospital has been in the care business for decades. The OB department assisted in 19,719 births between 1989 and 2010. Morton stated that last month alone the staff welcomed 86 newborns. “It’s the highest number we’ve had in a long time and we were going through construction at that time,” Morton said. Cook, Morton, and the entire staff at Florida Hospital hope that the birthing center will allow mothers-to-be added comfort in the birthing process. “The Jarrett’s epitomize the word philanthropy. This is a new legacy; where community and hospital work together to guarantee that families will receive the love and care they need and deserve,” Cook said. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Florida Hospital CEO Tim Cook (from left) along with philanthropists Bill and Lisa Jarrett gather for the unveiling of the Jarrett Family Blessed Beginnings Birthing Center Thursday evening. The Jarretts young grandsons, Jayden and Jordan Vincent, share the spotlight w ith their grandparents. Blessed Beginning Birth Center unveiled at Florida Hospital By GARYFINEOUT Associated PressTALLAHASSEE — Gov. Rick Scott on Friday ordered an investigation into the deletion of emails written by the governor and some members of his transition team. The emails were written before Scott took office in January but after he was elected. They were lost when the private company handling email for Scott’s transition office shut down the accounts. The deletion of the emails could be a possible violation of law. Christopher Kise, a Tallahassee attorney who worked on Scott’s transition team, said that many of the emails — including those written by Scott and senior staff— have been recovered by obtaining them from personal email accounts. But he acknowledged that there is no way to know for sure if all emails have been found. “I would say we recovered 99 percent of them, virtually everyone,” Kise said. “Can I say we have 100 percent? No.” Scott sent a letter to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement requesting that authorities “thoroughly investigate” why the email accounts were closed and whether or not any of the emails can be recovered. Barbara Petersen, president of the Firs t Amendment Foundation, said that by admitting that a record was destroyed “they are basically admitting to a violation of the law.” “This is an unintentional violation, bu t it’s a violation nonetheless,” Petersen said. The deletion of the emails was firs t reported by the Miami Herald and St. Petersburg Times Florida has long had a strong public records law that spells out how long government records have to be retained. Petersen said that the law, however, does distinguish between whether someone has destroyed records on purpose. Someone who does no t intend to break the law is subject to a fine up to $500. Petersen, added, however that “maybe the remedy is for someone to say ‘It was my responsibility and I screwed up.”’ Scott stopped using email once he became governor. Scott orders investigation into deletion of emails

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At Tuesday’s budget workshop, Becky Fleck, deputy superintendent for curriculum, presented additional possible cuts in her departments. Fleck sternly emphasized she did not recommend any of these suggestions, but that the programs could be considered non-essential. They include: — The $500 allotted for transporting students to the County Career Fair. — The $4,000 allotted for student transportation for field trips to Mote Marine in Sarasota and scholarships for students who couldn’t otherwise go — Another $1,000 allotted for the honor band’s sheet music and $3,600 more by cutting out the money allotted for the honor band’s transportation and $2,000 more by cutting the honor band conductor altogether. — The district can save $5,000 by cutting the stipends it currently offers teachers to facilitate their training. — Afew hundred dollars by discontinuing the custom of awarding small trophies to students who do well on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests. We don’t know about you, but we find these choices ridiculously short-sighted and hope the school board rejects every one of them. But of course, we always have to come back to the money. If the goal is to maintain the millage, or lower it, the school board will have to place the bottom line first and the children’s education second. So if we are truly committed to giving our children the best possible start in life, another way has to be found to raise the revenues needed. Where can the district get the money to keep things like the honor band program going? We suppose parents could be asked to pony up cash — like the parents of students in athletics do — and pay for the honor band themselves. We could have more car washes and bake sales and district administrators could sell scented candles door to door. Fortunately, we have a better, fairer idea, and while it would be a drop in the bucket, it is one that would show true commitment to our children and set an example for the adults. Every member of The School Board of Highlands County has a full-time job in addition to their board member salary, all except for Ronnie Jackson, who is retired. The point is, there isn’t a current member who needs their salary to pay the light bill or the mortgage. If each member returned at least $20,000 of their $30,697 salary to the budget, that would be a total of $100,000, more if Superintendent Wally Cox contributes a portion of his large salary. That pot of money could be used to spare the curriculum department those suggested cuts. Not only would the honor band play on, compete in festivals, and perform concerts at home, but the district would continue to expose students to a variety of career possibilities, the neediest of students would continue to have broadening experiences, the district would continue to personally reward students doing well on the FCATand the teachers would be shown at least one small token of support. We’ve heard school board members claim they are here for the children. We’ve heard them say they feel the teacher’s pain. We believe them. Here is an opportunity to prove it to everyone else. Page 4ANews-SunSunday, August 21, 2011www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION Last week I talked about how handwriting may be swiftly slipping into our past with the advent of computers, texting, and other modern-day conveniences.This week an article has made me think about just how much technology has become a part of our everyday lives. At http://journoterrorist.com/2011/08/02/paperball2/, someone reported on the experiences of some journalism students at Florida Atlantic University.The kids were given an unusual task: publish the last summer issue of the campus newspaper – using pre-computer technology. You read that correctly.The students were reduced to typing up their stories on manual typewriters – does anyone remember those?In fact, some of them freaked out about doing so when they discovered the typewriters had no numeral “1” on them. (For those who have never used a manual typewriter, the trick was to use a lower case “L” for the number one). Think about it. Cutting and pasting was literally cutting out stuff and pasting it on to paper using rubber cement.Instead of digital pictures, someone set up a darkroom in a little-used men’s room and developed film.Odd terms that non-newspaper people would find incomprehensible were tossed around, such as proportion wheel and headline counting. The kids succeeded it getting the issue out, and it appears they learned a lot of healthy respect for how things were done in “the old days.” That makes me smile a little sadly, because to me the old days don’t seem all that long ago. I can remember when calculators first came out.They were impressive.And terribly expensive. Instead of getting one, I learned how to drive my father’s old slide rule.It beat having to do the calculations on paper. I remember carrying around a datebook that held my schedule and my address book. These days that information is located on my computer and my cell phone, which I never leave home without. In fact, I often not only have my cell phone on me, but also my iPod, which holds my music, videos, some games, and a Bible program, among other things.There’s also my Kindle, which I once said I would never buy and now wonder what I’d do without (all those who gave me a hard time about the Kindle may now laugh at me). But at least I understand all this technology.I recently got a new phone, a Droid. It didn’t take long before I was merrily adding apps to it and personalizing the thing to make it my own.I’m even starting to like it better than my beloved Blackberry, which started dying on me recently, hence necessitating the upgrade. Don, however, is a different story. We got my Droid in a deal that allowed Don to get one too. You have to understand that for Don, a cell phone has one basic function: to act as a phone.He had an older basic cell phone for years and only decided to give it up because a smart phone had things he needed for work and life. There was a definite learning curve when it came to the phone. I had to show him how to answer the thing, since he couldn’t simply flip it open like his old phone.I also had to add apps for him that he would like, and still get questions about how to do this or that on his phone. But he’s learning.That’s the important thing. He’ll be ready for the next upgrade years from now, when our phones will be grafted onto our brains and we will make calls using the power of our minds.Until then, if you can’t reach Don, call me and I’ll give him a message. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@embarqmail.com Technology advances Lauras Look Laura Ware Home-grown terrorEditor: America’s greatest terrorist threat is home-grown. They are sitting in our halls of Congress and in our living rooms. They are selling a bill of goods to the American people that America needs the illegal workforce and the illegal voting block. That America needs to allow American manufacturers to outsource our jobs and then allow them to dump those manufactured goods on the American consumer, destroying the American worker and our whole system of government. The American Dream of home ownership and the right to our Constitution where “every” American is free and equal. “Every” American who promotes, in any way, an illegal by allowing housing, schooling, working, using our social programs is a terrorist and is promoting social unrest, which is sure to follow. The American people are finally waking up to the fact that they have been scammed by their incumbent politicians, both parties, in all levels of government. The American people must demand term limits for “all” public officials, before the people turn to civil unrest to correct our problems. The riots around the world should be a wake up call. The brainwashing job that the incumbent politicians have done on the American working class is over. Those who have lost their life savings for retirement and are now looking at the attack on all of our social programs are getting close to violence. I would ask that those in government correct it’s unfair trade, which affects every American, before we have violence. Let the laws of our nation work on anti-dumping, an illegal workforce, the illegal immigration that have been ignored for too many years. Amnesty to reward the illegals is not acceptable and will create violence. Billie E. Jewett SebringMaybe its time for a fresh startEditor: I am a 91-year-old veteran of World War II, which is the last war the United States won. Not Korea; we still maintain troops there and have since the truce with North Korea. Not Vietnam. We had a nation of sniveling cowards running off to Canada or protesting on our college campuses and in the streets of our cities. Not Afghanistan. Russia quit there after five years without winning. The United States (has) been there 10 and counting and are quitting without winning. We are either more persistent or more stupid than Russia. The United States has lost its pride, its dignity and its morality. Now it is ruled by all minorities fighting either for control or largesse and our government and our country are both broke, financially and morally. I am a naturist. I do not believe there is a supreme deity who will take care of all our problems but there is a natural sequence to do the job. The very nature of man is aggressive and war is our history and has been from the beginning of history. It will ever be. What is the world of today? Conflict in every corner. Those who fail to study history are bound to repeat it and who studies history. Students today don’t go back farther than the last generation. Let it come and cleanse the world every century or less. Afresh start and a new beginning. Maybe it is time. Lewis Predmore Avon Park BouquetMany helped New Teacher OrientationEditor: We would like to thank the Community Business Partners for their support of the school district’s New Teacher Orientation (NTO) held at HillGustat Middle School (HGMS) on Aug. 10. We are also grateful to the HGMS staff for their cooperative efforts in making NTO a success. The donations provided were a great way to welcome our new teachers and they were appreciated by everyone in attendance. A special thank you goes to MidFlorida Credit Union for calling to offer their support to our new teachers by sponsoring the continental breakfast. Abig thank you goes out to: Sebring International Raceway, Blueberry Patch, VALIC Financial Advisors, Happy Owl, MidFlorida Credit Union, Back in Touch Wellness Spa, Home & Office Essentials, Waldron Chiropractic Health Center, Residence Inn by Marriott, South Florida Community College, Steve & Co., JD Financial Solutions and HESS of Wauchula. Vivianne Waldron Director of Human Resources, Recruitment and Professional Development for Highlands County Schools, and Staff Putting your money where your mouth is W ith students back in school Monday, The School Board of Highlands County is still going over its budget — the cutting ax long since replaced with an Exacto blade. EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com Letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun

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machine and fabric. Alist of fabric needed is available at the Co-op or on the website in the class section. The cost of the class is $13 for members and $14 for non-members. The Caladium Cooperative is located at 132 E. Interlake Blvd. in Lake Placid. Call 699-5940 or visit the website www.caladiumarts.org for further information. Orchid Society meets MondaySEBRING — The Orchid Society of Highlands County will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. The meetings are held at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center, 4509 George Blvd. This month the speaker will be Segundo Cuesta, owner of Quest Orchids in Miami. His program will be on controlling pests and diseases in your orchid collection and culture tips for growing cattleya orchids. Segundo will have orchid plants for sale. Guests are always welcome and participants do not have to be knowledgeable of orchids to attend. For additional information, call 465-2830 or e-mail oshc9@aol.com or go to the website http://orchidsocietyhighlands.org/.Events at local lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 in Avon Park will have NASCAR on the screen at 1 p.m. today. LAKE PLACID The American Legion Placid Post 25 in Lake Placid will have music with Gary and Shirley today. Call for time. The Lake Placid Moose Lodge 2374 will host music with Fireman from 3-6 p.m. today. For more information, call 465-0131. SEBRING The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 will have karaoke with Bil-Di from 5-8 p.m. today. Dr. Olga Luepschen, podiatrist, will be at the post at 6 p.m. for an informative gathering. Music with Frank “E” from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday. Continued from page 2A SCOTTKOCH Scott Duncan Koch, 27, passed away Aug. 17, 2011. He was born Jan. 27, 1984. He was a student at Polk State University. Scott is survived by his fiance, Molly Gossett of Sebring; mother and stepfather, Susan and Sherwood Wells of Avon Park; father, Roy Koch of Cocoa; grandmothers, Irene Duncan of Avon Park and Louise Dennis of Jupiter; sister and brother-in-law, Charlotte and Jay Deskins of Orlando; and niece and nephew, Emily and Hayden Deskins of Orlando. Amemorial service will be held Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011 at 11 a.m. in the Atonement Lutheran Church, 1178 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, Fla. 33870 with Rev. Eugene Fernsler officiating. Areception will follow in the Atonement Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Avon Park, Florida 33825 stephensonnelsonfh.com ADELAIDE THOMSEN Adelaide W. Thomsen, age 90, of Lake Placid, Fla., formerly of New Paltz, N.Y., passed away on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2011 at Balmoral Assisted Living in Lake Placid, Fla. She was born on May, 1, 1921 in Queens, N.Y., to the late William and Amelia (Struning) Werling. She graduated from Jamaica High School in Queens and on Oct. 10, 1942 married the late Harold E. Thomsen Jr., to whom she was married for 56 years until his death in 1998. In 1981 she retired from being the secretary for the Town on New Paltz building inspector. Upon moving to Lake Placid, Fla., she and Harold became active in the Covered Bridge Homeowners’Association, Highlands Little Theater, and the Florida Hospital Lake Placid Auxillary where she served for more than 25 years. She was also a member of the Lake Placid Woman’s Club and Trinity Lutheran Church and its LWML. She is survived by two daughters, Marion (Paul) Cook and Valerie (Jon) Simonson of New Paltz, N.Y.; and two sons, John (Jean) Thomsen III of Lake Placid, Fla. and Garry (Dawn) of New Paltz, N.Y. She was also blessed with 10 grandchildren and eigh t great-grandchildren. Memorial services will be at Trinity Lutheran Church on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 2 p.m. with the Reverend Richard Norris officiating. Donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852 or Hope Hospice, 4840 Sun ’N Lake Blvd, Sebring, FL33872. Words o f comfort to the family can be made by visiting www.scottfuneralservices.com. Arrangements by: Scott Funeral Home 504 W. Interlake Blvd. Lake Placid, Florida 33852 www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 21, 2011Page 5A MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; ff main top rhp only pg 3 or 5; 0 0 0 1 0 6 8 2 LIL WIZARDS ACADEMY; 3.639"; 3"; Black; main top; 0 0 0 1 1 1 6 6 COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT/CITY H; 5.542"; 5"; Black; fair housing; 0 0 0 1 1 1 7 8 with possession of cocaine, resisting an officer without violence, possession and or use of drug equipment, and violation of probation reference possession of cocaine. Alfred Guy Snow, 56, of Sebring, was charged with larceny. Trey Damarcus Taver, 18, of Avon Park, was charged with trespassing. Manuel Tojin Joj, 29, of Lake Placid, was charged with violation of a municipal ordinance. Angel Tum Us, 29, of Lake Placid, was charged with violation of a municipal ordinance. Robert Owen Whitaker, 29, of Lake Placid, was charged with dealing in stolen property and petit theft. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Wednesday, Aug. 17: Nicole Carmella Bellibovi, 24, of Lantana, was charged for possession of controlled substance without a prescription; and possession of drug equipment and/or use. Marvin E. Figueroa, 25, of Lantana, was charged for possession of drug equipment and/or use; possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and driving while license suspended, first offense. Aaron Lavon Fisher, 44, of Lakeland, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use. Jarett Oliver Fisher, 35, of Sebring, was charged with larceny or grand theft. Marsha Lynn Gordon, 48, of Frostproof, was charged for grand theft; and fraudulent use of personal identification. Sammy Lee Loyd, 24, of Avon Park, was sentenced to 30 days for resisting officer, obstruction without violence. Elisha Katoya McFarlane, 23, of Avon Park, was sentenced to 30 days for larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. Rontrell Travon Strickland, 18, of Lake Placid, was charged for robbery with firearm. Elizabeth Limardo Torres, 20, of Avon Park, was charged for aggravated assault with deadly weapon without intent to kill; and domestic violence or battery, touch or strike. Jillian Elizabeth Tubbs, 21, of Sebring, was charged for aggravated assault with deadly weapon. Ann Porter White, 34, of Lake Placid, was sentenced to 210 days for larceny, petit theft, second degree, second offense. Keith Eric Wilmot, 39, of Sebring, was sentenced to 10 days for contempt of court, violating injunction protection against domestic violence. Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS POLICEBLOTTER Koch OBITUARIES Courtesy photo A dventure Environmental crews dredge one of two canals in the Istokpoga Shores area. Special to the News-SunLORIDA– The crew from Adventure Environmental is currently dredging two canals in the Istokpoga Shores area. The canals between Cypress Point and Wild Duck Point and the short canal between Heron Drive and Club Lane should be completed by sometime next week. After that, they plan to move to Trails End and Doty’s Mobile Home Park, where they hope to be finished by early September. Val Zdravkov, senior design engineer of Hole Montes, the project’s engineer, stated that the work that they are doing in this area is moving along fairly quickly. “These are shorter canals and the transportation to the dump sites is much easier and faster because we don’t have to spread it now,” contractor Mark Calarusso said. “These canals have more water depth; they are deeper so we are moving along much quicker here. Also, I don’t have to pull out stuck vehicles constantly due to wet dump sites and that is helping us move along more rapidly.” The Istokpoga Canals Maintenance Dredging Project is a Highlands County project and it includes 19 canals to be dredged. The process should improve navigational access and attempt to remove phosphorus laden sediment from these areas. Thanks to a partnership between The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners, the South Florida Water Management District, and the Department of Environmental Protection the project is now helping many residents access to Lake Istokpoga. For questions and more information about the project, contact Clell Ford or Corine Burgess at 402-6545 or email Clell at cford@hcbcc.org and Corine at cburgess@hcbcc.org/ Dredging of Istokpoga canals continues By KEVIN BEGOS Associated PressPITTSBURGH — Flash floods submerged more than a dozen vehicles in Pittsburgh, killed a woman and two children, left another woman missing and presumed dead and forced people to swim to safety or scramble onto the roofs of their cars. Apair of storms pounded the city Friday, overwhelming the drainage system and causing manhole covers to pop off the road, officials said. Water rose to 9 feet in some places along Washington Boulevard, a main road that runs near the Allegheny River. Rescue crews used inflatable boats to reach marooned drivers, though some swam to safety on their own. Rhodearland “Bob” Bailey of Penn Hills, who is about 80, was rescued from the roof of his car. He said he heard a woman yelling for help but couldn’t see anything because the water was coming down so fast, he told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “I’ve never seen nothing like this in my life,” he said. “Lord have mercy.” 2.1 inches of rain fell in an hour during the evening rush, said Rihaan Gangat, a meteorologist for the National Weather Service. But an earlier storm meant the region was drenched by 3 to 4 inches of rain overall on Friday. The low-lying area that flooded was apparently once a creek bed and “the watershed is huge for this,” said Raymond DeMichiei, deputy director of the city Office of Emergency Management. The rainfall overwhelmed a pair of pipes 9 feet in diameter with a force powerful enough to blow off 60-pound manhole covers, he said. “We had geysers here,” he said. Flooding is common there, but this was “a little bit more spectacular than usual.” “We had cars fully covered and we didn’t know they were there,” DeMichiei said. One man appeared to be standing in waist-deep water, and it wasn’t until crews reached him that they realized “he was standing on his SUV,” he said. The three victims, identified by the medical examine r as 45-year-old Kimberly Griffith of Plum, 12-year-old Brenna Griffith and 8-yearold Mikaela Griffith, were unable to escape their vehicle, which was submerged and pinned to a tree, Pittsburgh public safety director Michael Huss said a t a news conference. Rescuers intent on rescuing a man from a tree floated over the car without knowing it was below. “The bottom of the boa t didn’t even scrape against the top of the car,” DeMichiei said. Afourth person, a 70-yearold woman, was missing and presumed dead, police Chie f Nate Harper said. Crews were continuing to look fo r her Saturday, DeMichiei said. Harper said 18 vehicles were stranded in the high water and 11 people were rescued. One woman required hospital treatment. People were clinging to trees, poles and car roofs, KDKA-TVreported. One woman tried to scramble to the roof of her car but the water was moving so fast, she was dragged along in it. 3 dead, 1 missing in Pittsburgh flash flooding

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Page 6ANews-SunSunday, August 21, 2011www.newssun.com HODGES UNIVERSITY; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, race inches ads; 0 0 0 1 0 8 0 9 LAMPE & KEIFFER; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, senior scene; 0 0 0 1 1 1 6 1 Special to the News-SunWAUCHULA—Cattle show enthusiasts across the state of Florida won’t want to miss the 2011 Hardee Preview Show Dec. 9-10 in Wauchula. This event, sponsored by Peace River Electric Cooperative, is a familyfriendly opportunity for all ages.Starting with the free clinic on Friday, the show provides an excellent opportunity for cattle exhibitors to prepare for their local county and state fairs.The Friday and Saturday event, to be held at the Hardee Fairgrounds Cattlemen’s Arena, features six divisions, including a steer division. All of the top prizes are sponsored and 100 percent of entry fees are paid out to division and showmanship winners as prize money. The third annual show has grown to one of the most looked forward to shows in the State. “The Cooperative is thrilled to host this event with the support of many businesses in the region and is very excited about the showmanship competition. In this show, participants will get to help their younger brother or sister exhibit their animal, while giving their parents pointers in Adult showmanship,” said Nell McCauley, chief Marketing and Member Services officer for Peace River Electric. “Every participant in the show will receive a Hardee County Preview Show Shirt and will walk out of the ring with more experience and at least a ribbon.” In addition to the cattle show, a free dinner and grooming clinic will be offered on Friday night.A free breakfast is being offered on Saturday. Awide range of divisions and classes are available: Division 1 (steers); Division 2 (Brahman, brangus, Brahman influence); Division 3 (French: Simmental, Gelbvieh, Charolais, Limousin); Division 4 (English:Angus, Hereford, Shorthorn); Division 5 (Maine, Maine influence, Chi influence, Limousin cross); and Division 6 (commercial heifers). Divisions 2-5 are for purebred animals only. All others show in Division 6. Any pure-bred with 20 or more head will have their own breed show. The entry deadline for cattle is Nov. 30. All late entries will be charged a $10 per head late fee, if postmarked after Nov. 30.Late entries will be accepted at check-in, but must be paid in cash. Find the Hardee County Preview show on Facebook or www.ruddshowsupply.com/. 2011 Hardee Preview Show set for Dec. 9-10 By CHRISTINE HAWES The Bradenton HeraldBRADENTON — Debbie McCord was walking through the grocery store when she noticed a 12-year-old girl who was more than 6 feet tall. At 6-feet, 3-inches herself, McCord understood the youngster’s sad and frustrated expression. “She didn’t say much but she did say, ‘Sometimes it’s tough being tall,”’said McCord, who remembers hitting 6-feet, 2inches even before graduating from high school. “And I said, ‘Sometimes it’s a good thing to be tall. Everything has a reason in life.”’ For McCord, 45, one of those reasons is to start her own business, a website named ilovemyheight.com that is devoted to T-shirts celebrating tall women. It’s a team effort that also involves McCord’s 6-foot, 1-inch sister Kristen Carde, her 6-foot, 2-inch adult daughter Anna and her 5-foot, 11-inch teenage daughter Jessica. The site touts specially-ordered T-shirts selling between $16 and $24 bearing 29 different slogans that range from the inspirational (Live, Laugh, Love Your Height) to the silly (I See Short People) to the snide (Text Me When Ur Taller). “We’re trying to give that inspiration to other young, tall women that it’s OK to be tall,” McCord says. “Love it, go with it, don’t slouch over!” Women found online business; celebrate being tall

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contract negotiations, creating a public director, chain of command, quelling turmoil within the city, workplace relations and communication. Mayor Sharon Schuler extended opportunities for additional questions from citizens and the press. Lillie Latimore, a mature woman with a calm demeanor, was the first to be interviewed. She took her time composing her thoughts before speaking, then presented full answers. Latimore said she was interested in Avon Park because, among other things, she was experienced in small city management, having led the city of Pahokee. She said her additional experience in investment banking was another asset, and that she had managed large projects — like building a municipal marina using funding from all levels of government. She was very proud, she said, of bringing government access television to Pahokee, and the surrounding area, with minimum funds. In terms of her approach, Latimore described herself as a collaborator and consensus builder. “I have not had a conflict I could not resolve,” she said. She also said the manager’s function was to enact city council policy. As the elected representatives of the taxpayers, the council was the “boss”. Ken Fields exuded confidence and energy, leaning forward in his seat, speaking forcefully, but with a diplomatic finesse. Fields has an extensive background, including working at director and high management levels for the cities of Pittsburgh, Hollywood, Fla., the Village of Islamorada, the Seminole Tribes and Carnegie-Mellon University. He also worked as a consultant for an accounting firm in Washington D. C., helping municipalities across the country with budget issues. When asked what he considered his biggest success, Fields was proud that when he has left a position, “I’ve been replaced by someone I’ve hired and trained. Picking staff and growing them in their jobs shows real success and I take pride in that.” In most areas, Latimore and Fields held similar views. Both support annexation, Latimore warning against over reaching and a hodgepodge approach. Both believe communication, among staff and council; city government and citizen to be critically important. Both said they preferred a hands-off leadership style, but would be immediately available in the event of trouble within a department. Both felt that, along with the council, city officials should make an effort to reach out to the business community and residents. Both felt their first priority would be to get a grasp of the particular challenges facing Avon Park, and getting to know the staff. They each wanted to do this quickly and get right to work. Deleon, partly because the council is familiar with him, was not asked as many questions as Latimore and Fields. They were asked about public housing, rewriting the city charter, management style and conflict resolution, where Deleon was not. At one point council member Parke Sutherland said, “I didn’t feel the necessity to interview you. I don’t have any other questions.” Most of Deleon’s time was spent reviewing his accomplishments as director of public works and interim city manager. He stated that his two top priorities for the city were to “stabilize revenues and curtail expenditures.” He wasn’ t asked to be more specific. When asked about interlocal agreements and relations, Deleon said they were of critical importance — as did Latimore and Fields. As an example of good relations, Deleon said Avon Park had recently needed to borrow a sanitation truck from Sebring due to a mechanical emergency. Sebring had been happy to oblige, he said, saving Avon Park hundreds, if not thousands of dollars. “How would you furthe r enhance relations?” Schule r asked. “They are already enhanced,” Deleon replied. The city council did no t ask any candidate what they knew about Government-inthe-Sunshine Laws. Nobody, including Deleon, was familiar with the city charter. None of the candidates have any experience in airport management. Page 8ANews-SunSunday, August 21, 2011www.newssun.com DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 8/21/11; 0 0 0 1 1 1 7 2 the unexpected tie. Because of the tie vote, the proposal died and the council inadvertently dismissed the fire assessment. “This presents some complexity because we’ve adopted a millage rate of 5.25 now. We don’t have an offset for it,” Noethlich said Tuesday. Monday’s special meeting will essentially re-do the entire assessment process. If the proposed fire assessment is not accepted at the 7 percent rate, then finance director Mike Eastman will have to prepare a new proposal. “Monday, the council members will hear the preliminary rate resolution again. If (council members) feel good about it on Monday then the 7 percent will stay in place. Mike (Eastman) won’t have to do anything,” Noethlich said. The 7 percent rate is equal to $189,350, and no fire assessment would leave those revenue dollars needing to be replaced, according to Noethlich. The proposed millage rate of 5.25 can not be raised again, but it can be lowered as budget meetings continue. “If the council moves forward with the 7 percent then the final rate must be heard again. There must be a public hearing. The hearing will indicate what the rate will be. The fire assessment will then be in place on Sept. 14,” Noethlich said. Continued from page 1A Fire assessment re-do set for Monday in Sebring Students and parents were able to take care of each of these things before they left the school that evening. “We have three afterschool instructors here at the KLC. Parents can choose to leave their kids here or they can be bused to one of three elementary schools,” Judy Goodwin said. Ten schools around the county geared up Thursday night for the upcoming year beginning tomorrow with each of the schools’orientation. Hill-Gustat Principal Chris Doty described the last few days of summer as “slammed” just before heading to Hill-Gustat’s orientation Thursday evening. Most of the middle and elementary schools faculty were in meetings all day Friday, most only breaking for lunch making the administrators fairly difficult to reach. Doty and the Hill-Gustat staff continued preparing for the school year well into the afternoon on Friday. “They’re heading back into evaluations. They just had lunch; he won’t be available until after 3 p.m.,” said a Hill-Gustat office assistant of Doty. That was the case for most schools on the last official day of summer. It seems that schools are preparing teachers and staff for the first day tomorrow. Of course, parents and students were doing all they can themselves to get ready for the first day of classes. Several families were shopping around for last minute school supplies, some were just starting. Silvia Lopez and her two daughters, Yazlini and Yareni, spent their morning sorting through backpacks. The two girls will be entering fourth and third grades at Lake Placid Elementary School tomorrow. “I’m ready for school to start,” Yazlini said. “I played outside most the summer, but I’m ready to go back.” Another family, just a few aisles over, were digging through folders and binders for their soon-to-be sixthgrader Kaylee. Parents Kari and Michael Bernett were helping their daughter choose what to purchase off of her school supply list. “I’m going to sixth grade at Avon Park Middle School,” Bernett said. Bernett seemed excited to be in her last days as an elementary student and is ready to take on middle school. “I’m not nervous. I already have a lot of friends and I’m excited to see them,” Bernett said. Kaylee’s parents admitted that they had waited until the last minute to do the school shopping for their daughter, but they seemed happy also for the upcoming school year. “We got a few things last week, but we are finishing up today. We’re getting most everything else done today,” Kari said. The aisles slowly began to fill with more customers looking for those last minute things to send their kids to school prepared tomorrow. Students, parents, administrators and the entire community seem ready to take on another school year. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Kaley Dutton is a studet at Cracker Trail Elementary. Kaley and her pappy shopped around for school supplies Saturday morning. Back to school on Monday Continued from page 1A Yazlini Lopez will be entering fourth grade at Lake Placid Elementary. She her younger sister, Yareni an upcoming third grader, and her mother Silvia shopped for backpacks Saturday morning in Sebring just in time for the first day of school tomorrow. Council expected to make city manager decision this week Continued from page 1A News-Sun photos by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Julian Deleon, director of utilities and public works for Avon Park, is currently serving as interim city manager. He is one the three finalists for the position interviewed by the city council Friday. Ken Fields, one of the three finalists for the Avon Park city manager position, faces the city council Friday afternoon. Fields has extensive large and small city management experience, especially regarding municipal budgets and contract negotiations. Lillie Latimore. a candidate for Avon Park city manager, answers questions from the city council Friday morning. As manager of Pahokee, Latimore lead the successful effort to build a municipal marina, and brought government assess television to the city.

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Special to the News-SunSEBRING — What treasures are stashed around Sebring? You can find out. The Treasure Hunters Roadshow is on a world-wide treasure hunt and will be digging in town for five days Sept. 6-10 at the Holiday Inn Express, 4400 U.S. 27 North. During this free event, the Treasure Hunters are expecting to see more than 1,200 residents bringing in their rare and unusual collectibles. Locals will have a chance to talk to world-renowned antique and collectible experts, and it’s all free. Recent finds include a 1960’s vintage guitar purchased for $100,000, four gold coins were purchased for more than $72,000, Confederate money hidden in the walls of a residence that was uncovered during a remodel, Abraham Lincoln hand-written thank you letter, expressing gratitude for a night’s stay while traveling to Chicago, and much more. During this event at the Holiday Inn Express, treasure hunters are hoping to see items such as coins and paper currency issued prior to 1965, toys, dolls, trains, vintage jewelry, old and modern musical instruments, war memorabilia, gold and silver jewelry, costume jewelry, advertising memorabilia, swords, knives, daggers, and the unusual. Collectors are very serious about their hobby; so serious that they will pay a lot of money for the items they are looking for. Nearly all coins, vintage jewelry, musical instruments and toys made prior to 1965 are highly sought after by collectors. The Treasure Hunters Roadshow makes offers based on what our collectors are willing to pay. Then when someone decides to sell, they get paid on the spot and our treasure hunters send the item to the collector at their expense. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 21, 2011Page 9A GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; windows; 0 0 0 1 1 1 8 4 BUSINESS The days when you could send your kids off to the first day of school with a lunchbox and a hug are long gone. Today’s back-to-school preparations likely include filing out piles of preenrollment paperwork, lining up carpools and, of course, the dreaded shopping excursions for clothes and school supplies. If you’re new to this game or simply need a refresher course, here are a few suggestions that can help you save time, money and sanity: Get organized. Keep a file with letters, emails and notes sent home from your kid’s school for registration requirements, report cards, permission slips, required vaccinations, school policies, teacher and parent contact information, etc. See if the school has a website, online calendar or email list you can sign up for. Also, create a family master calendar. Back-to-school shopping. By the time they’ve bought new clothes, classroom supplies and paid for extracurricular activities, many parents will end up spending several hundred dollars per child. Unless you’ve been setting money aside all year, you’ll need to determine what you can afford to spend on school-related expenses without blowing your overall budget. Scoring bargains won’t help your bottom line if you end up paying interest on unpaid balances. Here are a few budgeting tips: — Before you shop, make a comprehensive list for each child. Use previous years’expenses as a guide and compare notes with other parents. — Be transparent with your kids about the budgeting process, including how much money is available to spend. Get them involved in prioritizing expenses between “must-haves” and “nice-to-haves.” — As an added inducement to save money, agree that if you come in under budget, you’ll split the savings with them. — Spread clothing purchases throughout the year so your kids don’t outgrow everything at once. — Although shopping online can save money, time and gas, don’t forget shipping and return costs, which could undo any net savings. — Review the school’s dress code so you don’t waste money on inappropriate clothing. — Ask which school supplies you’re expected to buy. Go in with other families to take advantage of volume discounts and sales. — Find out how much extracurricular activities (athletics, music, art) cost. Account for uniforms, membership dues, private lessons, field trips, snacks, etc. — Rent or buy used sporting equipment or musical instruments until you’re sure they’ll stick with an activity. — Factor in public transportation, school bus or carpool expenses. — Find out your school’s policy on immunizations and see what’s covered by your insurance – or which ones you can access free a t health fairs or community clinics. — Before buying new clothing or accessories, look for “gently used” items in the closets of you r older kids, friends and neighbors, at garage sales, thrift and consignment stores and at online sites like Craig’s List. — Clip newspaper and online coupons. Many stores will match competitors’prices even if their own items aren’t on sale. I n addition, numerous consolidation websites post downloadable coupons and sale codes for online retailers, including CouponCabin.com, CouponCode.com, DailyDeals.com, DealCoupon.com and many more. — Mobile shopping applications take online shopping to a whole new level by allowing in-store smartphone and mobile browser users to scan prod uct barcodes and make onthe-spot price comparisons, read reviews, download coupons, buy products and more. Bottom line: Plan ahead for back-to-school season and you’ll save money, time and aggravation. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. twitter.com/PracticalMoney Back-to-school budgeting tips Personal Finance Jason Alderman Treasure Hunters Roadshow coming to Sebring Sept. 6-10 Special to the News-SunAVON PARK — Have you ever wondered what those old silver coins in your coffee can were worth? When was the last time you even pulled out from your closet, basement or attic? Well, now is the time to begin your hunt, because Premiere Estate Buyers is coming to Avon Park in search of the most rare coins and antique collections in the world. The event is set for 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday at the Hotel Jacaranda, 19 E. Main St. The PEB has recently uncovered some rare coins that might have been hiding in a closet or attic near you. A1894 Morgan silver dollar sold for a whopping $6,200. Agold coin collection uncovered in a small Florida town sold for $98,000. Apenny was even recently sold for over $300 at a show in Missouri. During this event at the Hotel Jacaranda, experts are hoping to see items such as coins and paper currency issued prior to 1965 and gold items including class rings, mismatched earrings, broken necklaces, gold coins and bullion. Nearly all coins, vintage jewelry, bullion, Krugerrands and paper currency from the early 20th century and later are sought after by collectors. Premiere Estate Buyers in AP this week Courtesy photo Buyers will be looking for all kinds of antiques at the local shows. Special to the News-SunSEBRING — James and Diane Husbands, owners of Servpro Of Highlands and DeSoto counties, were honored during the Servpro 42nd Annual National Convention recently in St. Louis, M0., with the President’s Gold award. This recognition rewards franchisees for their outstanding revenue performance and/or service to the company. “It is an honor to receive this recognition, and we hope it makes each of these individuals look back and appreciate the work they and their teams have put into their communities,” said Sue Steen, chief executive officer of Servpro Industries, Inc. Though rewarding success is an important aspect, the week-long convention focused on education, professional development and networking among the Servpro Systems’more than 1,500 franchise owners. While at the company’s convention, franchisees heard from renowned keynote speakers such as Victoria Labalme and Bob Garner. They also attended sessions with leaders in the insurance industry. The corporate office helped facilitate more than 50 workshops on topics ranging from developing industry trends to marketing to local communities. “Servpro Industries, Inc. is proud of our franchise owners’accomplishments.They are the reason Servpro holds a leadership position in the marketplace,” said Steen. Local Servpro receives national honor Special to the News-SunAVON PARK — Starting Your Business, a free seminar presented by the Small Business Development Center at USF, will be held on from 2-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 31, at South Florida Community College Corporate and Continuing Education Room T05. It is designed for persons thinking of starting a small business or who have started a business and want to make sure they did it correctly. Licenses, marketing, entity selection and business planning are among the items discussed. The seminar will be presented by David Noel, certified business analyst with the SBDC. Seating is limited, so please call Noel at 863784-7378 to reserve a seat in the seminar or for further information. Starting Your Business seminar set Aug. 31 Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, August 21, 2011Page 11 A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN 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. Defendant(s). NOTICE 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), I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash, AT THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNT Y 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 (863)534-4690, within two (2) working days of receipt of this Notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 1-800-955-8771. ROBERT W. GERMAINE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER AMENDMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 5.30, CODE OF CONDUCT AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that The School Board of Highlands County is developing an amendment to rule 5.30, Code of Conduct. The Board will discuss/approve future plans to amend the rule at a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at 9.00 a.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. If requested by an affected person in writing within 14 days of the date of this notice, a rule development workshop will be noticed in a local newspaper. The request must be submitted to Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870. The purpose and effect of the proposed amendment is to modify the Code of Conduct to update in accordance with annual review and implement statutory changes and other corrective measures as deemed necessary. The following topics will be amended: 1. Student Dress Code. While on the grounds of a public school during the regular school day, students are prohibited from wearing clothing that exposes underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner or that disrupts the orderly learning environment. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b), Constitution of the State of Florida; Sections 1001.32, 1001.41, 1001.43, 1006.07, 1006.15, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendent(s office, George Douglass Administration Building (Attn. Connie Scobey), 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000533 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, JONATHAN CAMPO, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated August 1, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000533 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and JONATHAN CAMPO; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 1st day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 37, BLOCK 275, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 13, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 71, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 5000 MAGNOLIA PLACE, SEBRING, FL 33872 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on August 2, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F0940896 BANKAMERICA2-CONV-Team 2 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. August 14, 21, 2011 NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OR AMENDMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 4.11 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt School Board District Rule 4.11 at a regular meeting of the Board on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new rule shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21) days after publication of this notice to request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed manual. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendent's office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed manual is to modify the plan to update in accordance with annual review and implementation of statutory and district changes and other corrective measures as deemed necessary. The following topics will be amended: GENERAL: Add legislation regarding Virtual School and virtual students in athletics and extracurricular activities; changed in FCAT requirements for graduation level 3 and 10 in reading; add EOC expectations; add Civics content in K-12 Language Arts curriculum; and add changes to school grading. ELEMENTARY: Change Academic acceleration requirements; Change Common Core Standards for Kindergarten expectation; Change date for parent notification of possible retention to April 13th. SECONDARY TRANSITION: Add Private School students' eligibility and participation in athletics in public school. MIDDLE SCHOOL: Revise advance academics course requirements; Add Geometry, Biology EOC 30%; Add new legislation regarding waiver for intensive reading; Revise Grade classification; Revise Promotion requirements; Add Civics expectations; Add Parent retention request. HIGH SCHOOL: Revise grad options chart; Add the requirement for students entering an on-line course; Change timelines for Accelerated Graduation Options; Revise passing score to level 3 FCAT reading; Algebra 1 EOC must pass to get credit; EOC: Geometry and Biology 30% of final grade; Revise PBDP diploma; Add withdrawal codes to Diploma Options; Revise/Update Bright Futures; Add requirement for students to take PERT in 11th and must take College Readiness class if do not meet score required; Add language regarding full time NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OR AMENDMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt School Board MIS Technology Policies and Procedures Manual at a regular meeting of the Board 1050Legals 1050Legals 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000067 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM L. BEERS JR; MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; BONNIE L. BEERS; UNKNOWN TENANTS(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 1st day of August, 2011, and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000067, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A. is the Plaintiff and WILLIAM L. BEERS JR; MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; BONNIE L. BEERS; UNKNOWN TENANTS(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 1st day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: SOUTH HALF OF TRACT 17 OF HOLIDAY HILLS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8 AT PAGE 38 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. Dated this 1st day of August, 2011. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk August 14, 21, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001006 WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. DANIEL K. KUIPER; UNKNOWN TENANTS(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 1st day of August, 2011, and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-001006, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and DANIEL K. KUIPER; UNKNOWN TENANTS(S); IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 1st day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 27, BLOCK 331, SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 16, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGE 4, 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. Dated this 1st day of August, 2011. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk August 14, 21, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 2009-CA-000788 GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC., Plaintiff, vs. DAVID L. MCDONALD, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID L. MCDONALD N/K/A MARGIE MCDONALD, UNKNOWN TENANT NKA BRIAN HANNA, et. al. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 3, 2011, and entered in Case No. 2009-CA-000788 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC., is a Plaintiff and DAVID L. MCDONALD, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DAVID L. MCDONALD N/K/A MARGIE MCDONALD, UNKNOWN TENANT NKA BRIAN HANNA are the Defendants. Robert Germaine as The Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 AT 11:00 A.M. on September 6, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: THE NORTH HALF OF LOT 31 AND ALL OF LOT 32, IN BLOCK 427, OF SEBRING SUMMIT, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 62, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Property Address: 1707 MYRTLE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 3rd day of August, 2011. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. PC 11-289 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF ROGER LEE HUGHES, SR. Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of ROGER LEE HUGHES, SR., deceased, whose date of death was June 17, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this notice is August 14, 2011. Personal Representative: Roger Lee Hughes, Jr. 825 Williamsburg Drive Titusville, Florida 32780 Attorney for Personal Representative: John K. McClure Attorney for Roger Lee Hughes, Jr. Florida Bar Number: 286958 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 S. Ridgewood Drive Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863) 402-1888 Fax: (863) 402-0751 E-Mail: kelly@mllaw.net August 14, 21, 2011 1050Legals 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-340 IN RE: ESTATE OF LAVERNE V. PARISO, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of LAVERNE V. PARISO, deceased, whose date of death was July 6, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLISpring Lake Improvement District Board of Supervisors Meeting and Public Hearing The Spring Lake Improvement District Board of Supervisors will conduct a Board meeting and Public Hearing on Thursday, September 1, 2011, 10:00 a.m. at the District Office, 115 Spring Lake Boulevard, Sebring, Florida, 33876, (863) 655-1715. The purpose of the public hearing is to review the District's intent to seek legislation before the 2012 Florida Legislature. The Board meeting scheduled for September 14, 2011 will now be held on September 1, following the above state public hearing. EACH PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT MEETINGS IS A DVISED THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, INCLUDING THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. Joe DeCerbo District Manager August 21, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-349 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF A NNA ECKERT Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration) TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS A GAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of Anna Eckert, deceased, File Number PC 11-349, by the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; that the decedent's date of death was June 8, 2011; that the total value of the estate is $31,143.95 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address The Eckert Family Trust c/o Rose Ann Clarke, Successor Trustee 4036 Mary Lynn Drive Canastota, NY 13032 A LL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is A ugust 14, 2011. 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AD RATESGARAGE SALE6 lines 2 days $11503 days$14(additional lines $1 each)MISCELLANEOUSmerchandise over $1005 lines 6 pubs$1750(additional lines $3 each)REAL ESTATE EMPLOYMENT TRANSPORTATION5 lines 6 pubs $31506 lines 14 pubs$71 CATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is August 14, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Sheila King 1635 Thoreau Street Titusville, FL 32780 Attorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III, P.A. 551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE. SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-0112 /s/ Clifford M. Ables III FLORIDA BAR NO. 178379 August 14, 21, 2011 Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk Dated this 3rd day of August, 2011. IMPORTANT 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, TO THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF THE COURT ADMINISTRATOR(863)534-4690, WITHIN TWO (2) WORKING DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE; IF YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL TDD (863)534-7777 OR FLORIDA RELAY SERVICE) 711. August 14, 21, 2011 enrollment at SFCC. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b), Constitution of the State of Florida; Sections 1001.31, 1001.41, 1001.43, 1001.51 and 1008.25, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendent's office (Attn. Connie Scobey), George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox Superintendent & ex officio secretary on Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed new manual shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21) days after publication of this notice to request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed manual. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Tuesday, September 20, 2011, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendent's office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed manual is to modify the plan to update in accordance with annual review and implementation of statutory and district changes and other corrective measures as deemed necessary. The following will be amended: 1. Establishment of guidelines for personal use of social networking sites and blogs; 2 Establishment of prohibitions on certain conduct with respect to personal use of social networking sites and blogs, and prohibitions on certain unauthorized uses of District issued computers and mobile cell phones; and 3. Establishment of a requirement to notify parents of an employee's intent to use social networking media to communicate with their student and the intended purpose of such communications. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b), Constitution of the State of Florida; Sections 1001.41, and 1001.42, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promul-gating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendent's office (Attn. Connie Scobey), George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary Spring Lake Improvement District Notice Of Intent To Seek Legislation The Spring Lake Improvement District, Highlands County, Florida, hereby gives notice pursuant to Article III, Section 10 of the Florida Constitution and Section 11.02, Florida Statutes, of its intent to seek legislation before the 2012 Florida legislature. The legislation updates and streamlines the District's special acts by removing repetitive language contained in Chapter 189 and 298, Florida Statutes; incorporates Chapters 189 and 298, Florida Statutes, into the special act; updates provisions to reflect that there are currently two popularly elected Supervisors; gives the District the authority to conduct mosquito control; and provides an effective date. Joe DeCerbo District Manager August 21, 2011Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155

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Page 12ANews-Sun Sunday, August 21, 2011www.newssun.co m IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF THE STATE OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2009-CA-000761 SAXON MORTGAGE SERVICES, INC., Plaintiff, vs. NANCY COLON; ANGEL M. MEJIA; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANGEL M. MEJIA; IF LIVING, INCLUDING ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SAID DEFENDANT(S), IF REMARRIED, AND IF DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, AND TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR A GAINST THE NAMED DEFENDANT(S); HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; PLACID LAKES HOME AND PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION INC.; WHETHER DISSOLVED OR PRESENTLY EXISTING, TOGETHER WITH ANY ANY GRANTEES, A SSIGNEES, CREDITORS, LIENORS, OR TRUSTEES OF SAID DEFENDANT(S) AND ALL OTHER PERSONS CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, OR A GAINST DEFENDANT(S); UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; Defendant(s) NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to a Final Summary Judgment of Foreclosure entered in the above-styled cause, in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: LOT 10, BLOCK 34, PLACID LAKES, SECTION 3, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 63, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. A /K/A 213 Hoover Avenue NE Lake Placid, FL 33852 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. GC 10-1319 RONALD D. MOSS ad JUNE 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 South 0 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) days after the sale. CLERK OF THE COURT By: As Deputy Clerk August 14, 21, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-000600 HSBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR NOMURA ASSET ACCEPTANCE CORPORATION MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-AF2 Plaintiff, vs. A COSTA, ERNESTO, ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, A ND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES OR OTHER CLAIMA NTS, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on August 1, 2011, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: LOTS 7728, LOT 7729, LOT 7730 AND LOT 7731, AVON PARK LAKES UNIT 24, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 22, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 2240 N. BENNETT ROAD, AVON PARK, FL 33825; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on September 1, 2011 at 11 a.m. Any persons claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 1st day of August, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk August 14, 21, 2011 STATE OF FLORIDA, CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS & TRAINING COMMISSION, Petitioner vs. DENNIS T. DAVIS, Case #30509 Respondent NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DENNIS T. DAVIS, Residence Unknown Y OU ARE NOTIFIED that an Administrative Complaint has been filed against you seeking to revoke your CORRECTIONAL Certificate in accordance with Section 943.1395, F.S., and any rules promulgated thereunder.You are required to serve a written copy of your intent to request a hearing pursuant to Section 120.57, F.S. upon Michael Crews, PROGRAM DIRECTOR, Criminal Justice Professionalism Program, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, P. O. Box 1489, Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489, on or before September 28, 2011. Failure to do so will result in a default being entered against you to Revoke said certification pursuant to Section 120.60, F.S., and Rule 11B-27, F.A.C. Dated: July 28, 2011 Ernest W. George CHAIRMAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE STANDARDS A ND TRAINING COMMISSION By: -sTijuana Comer, Division Representative July 31; August 7, 14, 21, 2011CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk of Court A TTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF: SHAPIRO & FISHMAN, LLP 4630 Woodland Corporate Blvd. Suite 100 Tampa, FL 33614 (813)880-8888 (813)880-8800 August 14, 21, 2011 1050Legalsprofessional service directory 5x21.5 00010683

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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, August 21, 2011Page 13 A DODGE ARIESStation Wagon 1986. No rust, A/C, runs great, new tires, excel cond. $1200 obo $1200 SOLD!!!!!! 9450Automotive for Sale CHEVROLET S-10'00 Step side. 4 cyl. 2 door. New tires. Good cond. $3000. Call 863-699-1765 2000 CHEVTrk. 1 ton, dually turbo diesel A/T crew cab, SE model 8 ft. bed, fully loaded. 1 owner, custom chrome wls, & fiberglass topper, bed liner, tow pkg, good cond., low miles. Book $8,450 Asking $6,450. 863-471-3329 9200Trucks 9000 Transportation 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states tha t 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 in testinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies SNAPPER RIDINGMower 28 cut, Like New! / McLane gas edger / Featherlite gas weed eater. Will sell all for $850. 863-382-0555 LAWN MOWERCraftsman self propelled 6hp. Blower & weed eater. $175 Call 863-655-0216 7400Lawn & Garden SEBRING SAT.Sun 7 1pm. 3408 Bolide St. off Corvette. Entire House Sale, tools, furn., everything. No Early Birds! SEBRING FRI.Sun. 8 ? 11455 US 27 S. #13 At the Lake Josephine Highlander Motel. Something for everyone! Reasonable prices! SEBRING -Reserve your space at the downtown SEBRING COMMUNITY GARAGE SIDEWALK SALE. Clear your closet and garage. See application at www,destinationdowntownsebring.com AVON PARKFri. Sat. 9 5pm. Sun. 9 1pm. 5572 CR 64 East. (Bombing Range Rd.) 2 Family Sale! New plus size clothes & books, furn., decor, toys, kitchen, gaming, elec., DVD's 7320Garage &Yard Sales STUDENT COMPUTERDESK $20 Call 863-699-1918 MATTRESS &BOX SPRING, Queen size. Good cond. $60 Call 863-873-0689 KITCHEN TABLEglass w/4 chairs. $75. Call 863-201-3769 FULL SIZEBrass Headboard / Frame / Mattresses. $75 863-465-5210 FISHING EQUIPMENT21 Used Reels, various makes. $100 Call 863-655-1953 DOUBLE PATIOGlass Sliding Doors with Frame & Charlie Bar. $90 863-214-8452 DOOR INSERTWith Mini Blinds within window 22'' X 36". $25 863-699-3052 DESK CHAIRSon castors. 1 Oak and 1 Green Fabric. $50 863-382-7130 BROYHILL LIGHTEDChina cabinet, 44" x 77" $55 Good cond. Call 863-699-1918 BLADE SET(3) New Gator Mulching 48". $27 Gator# 518253, John Deere. #M115495. Call 352-655-0049. AREA RUGNylon 11ft. X 13ft., Dark green. $50 863-382-7130 ANTENNA SIGNALBOOSTER/AMP. Never used, high gain-29db VHF & UHF. 75 OHM in/out. $70 Call 863-873-4939 ANTENNA POLENever used 30', heavy duty telescoping mast. Only $70 Call 863-873-4939 ADING MACHINEUntsonic XL-121 electric w/ 2 rolls. $50 863-655-0342 7310Bargain Buys LIFESTYLE ST210stair climber $50; TV cabinet w/ shelves $25; Computer desk $35; Kirby vacuum w/ shampooer $300; 40 size FunFly remote control airplane w/ 5 servos $25. 863-465-5434 APPLIANCES, FURNITURE,Antique Pieces, Collections of Hummel & Goebel Figurines, Crystals, etc. 7300Miscellaneous MATTRESS QUEENsize w/box spring. $60 Call 863-873-0689 LOVESEAT &2 chairs, Italian Leather, Latte in color. Great cond. $575 Call 863-381-8120 ENTERTAINMENT CENTER3 pc. Oak. Broyhill $450 Will sell in separate pieces. Call 863-699-1918 DUNCAN FIFEMahogany Dining Room Suite. Very Nice. Res tonic pillow top twin beds, sofa, antique wooden chair, china & more. $1100 Call 863-414-7303 or 863-414-4183 7180FurnitureMOVING SALE!3 Months Old Side by Side refrigerator, with ice & filtered water on door / glass top stove / HE washer / dryer, upright freezer. For Details Call 863-382-9800 7040Appliances 7000 MerchandiseAVON PARKLarge Retail/Office Building, 100 E. Main St. A MUST SEE! 863-295-9272 6750Commercial Rental SEBRING RENTor Rent to Own 3/2 at 6413 Old Orchard Rd. $600/mo. + $600 deposit. 2/2 at 3303 Highlander, 6126 & 6130 Oak Crest, Sebring, $500/mo. + $500 deposit. Call 863-446-2414 SEBRING 3/2home. Lakefront w/pool. Many upgrades. Nice yard. Enjoy boating, fishing & swimming, right in your own back yard! $1200 per mo. 1st./last/sec. 863-446-1861 SEBRING 2/1House. Lawn care included. $650/mo. + security. Call 863-253-1029 or 863-381-7967 SEBRING -2111 Colmar Ave. 3BR, 2BA. No pets or smokers. $700 monthly. !st / last / plus $300 deposit. 561-965-4458 or 561-379-6823 SEBRING -2 STORY TOWN HOME 3BR, 2.5BA, 1CG $800/mo. No Smoking, no pets. RENTED!!! CHEAPER THANRENT! 2 Bed/1Bath Home For Sale. Needs some elbow grease! Owner Financing. Only $350/mo. Bad Credit OK! 4721 5th St., Sebring. Call 863-216-8592 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 LAKE PLACIDNear Lake Placid Boat Ramp with lake access. Furnished 2/1, appliances, A/C. $650/mo. + $500 security. 863-465-1354. 6250Furnished HousesNOW ACCEPTINGAPPLICATIONS VERANDA BREEZE APARTMENT AND TOWNHOMES Affordable Housing Income Restrictions Apply. 2, 3, & 4 Bedrooms Clubhouse-Playground Resident Activities-Computer Lab 2308 Wightman Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Phone 863-382-0044 TTY/TDD 711 BEAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING 2BR, 1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping, building 5 yrs. new. Pets OK. $595 month. 3106 Medical Way. Call 863-446-1822 AVON PARK Whispering Pines Apartments. Government Subsidized Apartments for rent. Must meet eligibility requirements. Equal Opportunity Housing. Call 863-452-2426 or TTY 1-800-233-6694 AVON PARKLEMONTREE APTS 1BR $520 mo. + $350 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Call Alan 386-503-8953 AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK**** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING -1 & 2 BR Apts. Fresh paint. Includes water. $395-$550 / mo. Call Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsPLACID LAKESStudio Apartment. Kitchenette, pool w/d avail. Fully Furn. on golf course, weekly, monthly, yearly. $425 incl. elec. & water. No pets. 954-805-5630 6150FurnishedApartments 6000 RentalsPALM HARBORHOMES Red Tag Sale Over 10 Stock Units Must Go Save Up To 35K! 800-622-2832 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesATTENTION: CASH for your Home, Duplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, "As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4320Real Estate Wanted SEBRING 1202Armstrong St. Orange Blossom Estates. Corner Lot. $2800. Call S. Smith 830-563-3357 ATTN: CONTRACTORS/DEVELOPERS! Lot for Sale! Cash Price: Only $6500. 2320 Barn Owl St. Sebring. Call: (772) 410-3737 4220Lots for Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial SEBRING &LAKE PLACID F/T Experienced Cooks & Servers. Bartenders needed 1 yr. exp. Apply on line @ beefobradys.com FIRST BAPTISTPreschool is hiring for a PT Pre School Teacher & Substitute Teacher, Christian, and fun loving. Apply at First Baptist Pre School. 200 E Center Ave, or call 863-385-4704. 2100Help Wanted MEDICAL ASSISTINGINSTRUCTORS Immediate P/T openings to teach medical front office skills & other related courses. Training as a Medical Assistant & min. 2 yrs. related exp. req. LPN or RN will also be considered. Open until filled. Hourly rate determined according to educational level. www.southfloridaedu/hr. For application & info. (863)784-7132. EA/EO. Tobacco Free College. LIVE-IN HOUSEKEEPER.Responsibilities include, cooking, cleaning, household chores. Call 863-873-8303 FOOD SERVICEWORKER (P/T) August thru April. Exp. pref. Mon Thurs. 9:00am 2:00pm. $7.73/hr. Deadline 5pm., 8/29/11. Visit www.southflorida.edu/hr for details. (863) 784-7132 EA/EO/VET'S PREF. Tobacco Free College EXPERIENCED PLOWFOREMAN 3 years plus a must. Experienced in plowing & locating telephone and fiber optics. Call 863-443-6250 CARPENTERS NEEDEDExperienced. Must have passport and able to travel out of Country. Drug free work place. Salary based on experience. Call 863-465-4400. 2100Help WantedGROUP TRAVELSCOUTS With www.thelime.biz Call 863-414-0215 2050Job Opportunities 2000 EmploymentCHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day y our 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 1100Announcements***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ***************************************** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals11:00 A.M., on September 6, 2011. DATED THIS 4th DAY OF August, 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendents, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Witness, my hand and seal of this court on the 4th day of August, 2011. CLERK OF CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk August 14, 21, 2011 1050LegalsAxxis Advertising 2x5 00011284 Dummy dock captain 2x3 00011051 Cross Country 3x10.5 00011171 AP Housing 1x4 00010697 ap housing authority 1x3 00010695 northgate/highpoi nt 1x4 00010841 WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 314-9876 Then shop till you drop! Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155

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By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK — With another season coming up, the transformation of the Avon Park Volleyball program is progressing under third-year head coach Stephanie Devlin. And it’s that transformation that has lead to greater ambition in much of the girls, evidenced by many of them playing club ball in the offseason. Devlin sees that, along with increased speed and greater team height, as contributing factors to what could be a breakout season. “Yeah, we are taller this year. Almost everyone is 5’9” or 5’10”,” Devlin said. “Alot of the girls have been playing club ball, and they look like they are ready to go early this year. “I am excited about both the returners and the ones we brought up from JV. Jamie Wiries returns this year and will be our Libero. She played club ball, and has increased her skills a lot,” Devlin said. The senior Wiries joins M’Lynn McKibben who will return as a setter, Heather Bass at the middle and McKenzie Meyers at the outside hitter position. “Kayla Wilson led the JVteam for two years and looks really solid and we have Marina Torres in there this year as well. She is a sophomore, but has experience with the Heartland Club Volleyball,” Devlin said. The dynamic duo of Ashley Chacon and Teresa Devlin, who impressed their peers as freshmen two years ago, also return to the floor with plenty of play this year. “They have gotten faster. That’s for sure. Those two have impressed me from the first year. They are solid,” Devlin said. Junior Tyisha Jones will add to the outside, Devlin said, and Kristien Plante brings a solid serve return to the defense. According to Devlin, freshman Vonterica Claitt Lady Devils get set for season SPORTS B SECTION Inside This Section NFC North preview . . .4B Dolphins top Panthers . . .4B News-Sun Sunday, August 21, 2011 Courtesy photo On Monday, July 25 Katelynn Stoll a graduate from Avon Park High School signed a softball scholarship with St. Johns River State College in Palatka. Joining Stoll for the signing are Viking coach Katie Brosky and father David Stoll. Stoll a Viking steal News-Sun file photos by DAN HOEHNE Above: Teresa Devlin and the Lady Red Devils stepped up their offseason activities in trying to propel Avon Park another step forward. Below: MLynn McKibbon, foreground, returns as the starting setter while Ashley Chacon, background, will be counted on for her strong hitting and serving ability. Prepped up to step up See AP, Page 3B News-Sun photos by DAN HOEHNE A bove: Danny Batterbee sends this tee shot to within 15 f eet of the cup on the Island Green 18th hole to get his f oursome started off well at Saturdays 12th Annual Firemens Memorial Golf Classic at Sun N Lake. Below: T he putting green was filled with golfers getting in lastminute preparation for Saturdays play. By TIM REYNOLDS Associated PressCORALGABLES — For Miami coach Al Golden, the waiting game continues. The only certainty on his schedule is Sept. 5 — the date of the Hurricanes’season-opener at Maryland. Adepth chart will be completed sometime in the coming days, a process that grew more difficult when several presumptive starters had their eligibility jeopardized after being implicated by former booster Nevin Shapiro for allegedly accepting extra benefits. Golden doesn’t know when Miami president Donna Shalala and athletic director Shawn Eichorst will decide if it’s worth the risk of using players who may eventually be declared ineligible by the NCAA. So when Golden says he doesn’t know which 60 players he’s taking to Maryland, he means it. “We’re just moving forward,” Golden said. “We’ll deal with whatever comes down or whatever the issues are as they come. Right now, we’re moving forward and we’re going to select our team accordingly. You know, I know you guys obviously are here because there’s a sensational story out there, but this is a critical time for our football team.” Golden, who was hired in December, wouldn’t discuss if his contract has a clause that would allow him to leave if the Hurricanes face majo r NCAAsanctions. “My family and I are excited about being here, OK? This is a great place and we’re going to get this fixed,” Golden said. Though neither the un iversity nor the NCAAwill confirm, it’s believed the 12 current players named by Shapiro — Jacory Harris, Vaughn Telemaque, Ray Ray Armstrong, Travis Benjamin, Aldari us Johnson, Marcus Forston, Olivier Vernon, Marcus Miami depth chart on way, despite concerns See CANES, Page 4B By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSUN ‘N LAKE –The rows of carts were slowly filled Saturday morning as golfers gathered for the 12th Annual Firemen’s Memorial Golf Classic presented by AXA Advisors and Home Depot at the Sun ‘N Lake Golf and Country Club. Under warm and partly cloudy skies, those carts zipped out in a seemingly endless single-file line as the more than 240 participants cruised out to their starting hole in the four-man scramble format. Shortly after 8:30 a.m., the shotgun blast signaled the golfers to tee off in the Firemen’s largest annual fundraising event for area athletic programs to benefit student athletes. Faces from area athletics could be seen, from Avon Park baseball coach Whit Cornell to new Sebring head football coach LaVaar Scott. Blue Streak basketball coach Princeton Harris was also on hand, joining a team with Sertoma Junior Tour leader, 12-year old Kendall Griffin. “This is just my second time on a course,” Harris said with a smile. “She’s going to be teaching me.” Just as the Firemen continue to teach us all about giving back to the community. Results of Saturday’s play were not available at press time. See Wednesday’s NewsSun for a recap of the event. Annual Firemen fundraiser tees off ‘ There’s a sensational story out there, but this is a critical teim for our football team. ’ALGOLDEN Miami head coach

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Red Devil golf tryoutsAVON PARK — Avon Park High School boys and girls golf team tryouts began Monday, August 8. Boys interested in trying out, please call Coach Shane Ward at (863) 6338597. Girls interested in trying out, call Coach Suzie Gentry at (863) 446-7368.Sebring Bowling tryoutsSEBRING – All eligible students are invited to come out to the Kegel Bowling Center, 6800 US Hwy 27 N, TuesdayFriday, Aug. 22-25 at 4 p.m. each day to participate in tryouts for the SHS Bowling Team. Last year was a roaring start for the inaugural team, winning each meet, and with SHS Junior Thomas Watson winning the District Championship. Now in it’s second year, the team will be coached by Kegel Professional and USBC Silver Level Coach Rick Wiltse, who is listed in Bowlers’Journal International as one of their top coaches for 2011. Bowling is the fastest growing sport in Florida High School athletics. Questions regarding eligibility for both boys and girls can be answered through the SHS athletic director.Kayak ToursSEBRING – Sebring Kayak Tours has three upcoming trips this month for some fun times on area waters. Saturday Aug. 20 – Morning Tour – Arbuckle Creek, Sebring Launching at 9 a.m. from Lake Istokpoga boat ramp, we will make our way up Arbuckle Creek to a favorite spot where we can get out, stretch and have a snack before starting our descend back. An approximately 3-hour tour designed for all ages and skill levels. Saturday Aug. 27 – Peace River – Arcadia We will meet at the canoe launch at Brownville Park in Desoto County at 10 a.m. We will be paddling downstream to Arcadia with a stop for lunch about halfway. We will also stop for homemade ice cream before returning. $39 per person (single or tandem kayaks available), $19 per person for those bringing their own kayaks To reserve your spot, call 202-0815 or email SebringKayakTours@yahoo.com Hope to see you on the water!Avon Park Fall BallAVON PARK – The Avon Park Dixie Youth Baseball Inc. is currently holding Fall Ball registration from today through Sept. 9, for kids aged 4-12-years old. Players can pick up their registrations at the Top Shop at 12 N. Anoka Ave. in Avon Park from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday. When registering, players must provide a copy of Birth Certificate, recent photo and payment in full. For more information and any questions, call Chris Tolar at (863) 253-0897.Softball sign-upsSEBRING–Sebring Youth Fastpitch Softball has begun Fall registration. Age groups include 6 through 16-years old. Parents can register their child online at www.sebringsoftball.com by calling 3816521, or in person on Friday, Sept. 2 from 5-8 p.m. at the Max Long Batting Cages.Panther Hitting CampsThe SFCC Baseball program will be hosting hitting camps this fall for aspiring players aged 6-14. The camps will be held Saturday’s 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 fo r Hardee County. Walk-up registrations are accepted. For further information, call any of the above numbers or email coach Hitt a t hittr@southflorida.edu .Lake Placid Youth BowlingLAKE PLACID – The Royal Palms Youth Bowling League, for ages 7 and up, begins its’new 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 fo r reduced rate open bowling, though some restrictions may apply, and free bowling with instruction on Friday’s from 4-6 p.m. – must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call Fran k Peterson at 382-9541, or Donna Stanley at 441-4897.Sebring Summer SwimSEBRING– The summer season fo r 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. Saturday’s and Sunday’s. Cost is $2 per swimmer with big savings for frequent swimmers. Afamily pass can be bought for $50 fo r the first swimmer and $15 for each additional family member. For questions call 471-5500 ext. 228 and leave a message for Pat Caton.Warrior Golf ClassicLAKE WALES — Webber Football Warrior Golf Classic, a fundraising even t in support of the Warrior Football program will be held Saturday, August 27, a t the Lake Wales Country Club. Shot gun start 9 a.m. Fees: $60 per player/$240 team of four; $5 Mulligans; 50/50 $1 ticket or 15 tickets for $10 (includes green fees and lunch buffet). Prizes: First, second and third place winner; team prizes; Closest to the pin/Longest Drive. Sponsorship opportunities: Hole sponsor $100, includes sign with name and logo. Season tickets available including team schedule and memorabilia. Lunch will be served during Webbe r Football’s scrimmage immediately following golf tournament at WIU campus. Make checks payable to: Webbe r Football, 1201 N. Scenic Highway, Babson Park, FL33827; e-mail: Vothdw@webber.edu ; or call (863) 7341529 for more information.Habitat Golf FORE HomesŽ SEBRING — Mountain Top Productions presents for 2011 “Gol f 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 Mason’s 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 pe r player. Please contact Sarah Pallone at 4022913 for additional information or e-mail team information to spallone@habitathighlands.org .Soccer, Cheer at YMCASEBRING – The Highlands County Family YMCAis signing up ages 3-14 fo r 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 New York7647.618„ Boston7648.6131‡2Tampa Bay6756.5459 Toronto6461.51213 Baltimore4775.385281‡2Central Division WLPctGB Detroit6658.532„ Cleveland6259.51221‡2Chicago6163.4925 Minnesota5470.43512 Kansas City5175.40516 West Division WLPctGB Texas7353.579„ Los Angeles6759.5326 Oakland5669.448161‡2Seattle5370.431181‡2___ Thursdays Games Boston 4, Kansas City 3 Cleveland 4, Chicago White Sox 2 N.Y. Yankees 8, Minnesota 4 L.A. Angels 2, Texas 1 Toronto 7, Oakland 0 Fridays Games Detroit 4, Cleveland 1 Tampa Bay 3, Seattle 2 Boston 7, Kansas City 1 N.Y. Yankees 8, Minnesota 1 Texas 7, Chicago White Sox 4 L.A. Angels 8, Baltimore 3 Oakland 2, Toronto 0 Saturdays Games Cleveland at Detroit, late Boston at Kansas City, late N.Y. Yankees at Minnesota, late Seattle at Tampa Bay, late Texas at Chicago White Sox, late Baltimore at L.A. Angels, late Toronto at Oakland, late Sundays Games Cleveland (Jimenez 1-0) at Detroit (Porcello 11-8), 1:05 p.m. Seattle (Pineda 9-7) at Tampa Bay (Shields 11-10), 1:40 p.m. Boston (Lester 12-6) at Kansas City (Duffy 3-7), 2:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Nova 12-4) at Minnesota (Blackburn 7-10), 2:10 p.m. Texas (D.Holland 11-4) at Chicago White Sox (Floyd 10-10), 2:10 p.m. Baltimore (Matusz 1-5) at L.A. Angels (J.Williams 0-0), 3:35 p.m. Toronto (L.Perez 2-2) at Oakland (Moscoso 6-6), 4:05 p.m.LEAGUE LEADERSBATTING …Gonzalez, BOS, .345; Young, TEX, .341; Kotchman, TB, .331 ; Martinez, DET,.323; Cabrera, DET, .323 HOME RUNS …Bautista, TOR, 35; Granderson, NYY, 34; Teixeira, NYY, 33; Konerko, CHW, 28; Reynolds, BAL, 27 RBI … Granderson, NYY, 96; Teixeira, NYY, 94; Gonzalez, BOS, 93; Cano, NYY, 87; Young, TEX, 85 DOUBLES … Zobrist, TB,40 ; Gonzalez, BOS, 38; Gordon, KC, 37; Young, TEX, 36; Francoeur, KC, 36; Cabrera, KC, 33 WINS … Verlander, DET,18-5; Sabathia, NYY, 17-7; Weaver, LAA,14-6; Haren, LAA, 13-6; Scherzer, DET, 13-7 STRIKEOUTS …Verlander, DET, 204; Hernandez, SEA, 185; Sabathia, NYY, 184; Shields, TB, 173; Price, TB, 164 SAVES … Valverde, DET, 36; Rivera, NYY, 32; League, SEA, 30; Papelbon, BOS, 29; C. Perez, CLE, 27NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Philadelphia8043.650„ Atlanta7452.58771‡2Washington6063.48820 New York6064.484201‡2Florida5768.45624 Central Division WLPctGB Milwaukee7452.587„ St. Louis6659.52871‡2Cincinnati6164.488121‡2Pittsburgh5865.472141‡2Chicago5570.440181‡2Houston4184.328321‡2West Division WLPctGB Arizona6956.552„ San Francisco6759.53221‡2Colorado5868.460111‡2Los Angeles5767.460111‡2San Diego5770.44913 ___ Thursdays Games L.A. Dodgers 5, Milwaukee 1 Philadelphia 4, Arizona 1 Washington 3, Cincinnati 1 Atlanta 1, San Francisco 0 San Diego 3, Florida 1 Fridays Games Chicago Cubs 5, St. Louis 4, 10 innings Cincinnati 11, Pittsburgh 8 Washington 8, Philadelphia 4 Milwaukee 6, N.Y. Mets 1 Atlanta 4, Arizona 2 Houston 6, San Francisco 0 L.A. Dodgers 8, Colorado 2 San Diego 4, Florida 3 Saturdays Games Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, late L.A. Dodgers at Colorado, late Milwaukee at N.Y. Mets, late St. Louis at Chicago Cubs, late Philadelphia at Washington, late San Francisco at Houston, late Arizona at Atlanta, late Florida at San Diego, late Sundays Games Milwaukee (Gallardo 13-8) at N.Y. Mets (Dickey 5-11), 1:10 p.m. Arizona (Collmenter 7-7) at Atlanta (T.Hudson 12-7), 1:35 p.m. Cincinnati (Leake 10-8) at Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 8-6), 1:35 p.m. Philadelphia (Halladay 15-5) at Washington (Wang 2-2), 1:35 p.m. San Francisco (J.Sanchez 4-7) at Houston (Sosa 0-2), 2:05 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Billingsley 10-9) at Colorado (Millwood 0-1), 3:10 p.m. Florida (Ani.Sanchez 7-6) at San Diego (Luebke 5-6), 4:05 p.m. St. Louis (Westbrook 9-7) at Chicago Cubs (R.Lopez 4-3), 8:05 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING … Reyes, NYM, .336; Braun, MIL, .327; Votto, CIN, .320; Murphy, NYM, .320; Morse, WAS, .319 HOME RUNS … Pujols, STL, 30; Stanton, FLA, 29 ; Berkman, STL, 28; Kemp, LAD, 28; Fielder, MIL, 27; Uggla, ATL, 27 RBI … Howard, PHL, 96; Fielder, MIL, 92; Kemp, LAD, 90; Tulowitzki, COL, 85; Bruce, CIN, 81 DOUBLES … Upton, ARI, 35; Tulowitzki, COL, 34; Beltran, SF, 31; A. McCutchen, PIT, 30; Pence, PHL, 30; Holliday, STL, 30 WINS … Kennedy, ARI, 15-4; Halladay, PHL, 15-5; Kershaw, LAD, 15-5; Hamels, PHL, 13-7; Hamels, PHI, 13-7 STRIKEOUTS …Kershaw, LAD, 199; Lee, PHL, 184; Lincecum, SF, 182; Halladay, PHL, 177; A. Sanchez, FLA, 160 SAVES … Kimbrel, ATL, 38; Axford, MIL, 36; Wilson, SF, 35; Bell, SD, 34; Nunez, FLA, 33 ;Storen, WAS, 33EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Columbus1077372723 Philadelphia8510342922 Sporting KC879333531 Houston7711323130 New York6613313935 D.C.7610313434 Toronto FC41111232546 New England41110222437 Chicago2715212633WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Los Angeles1339483520 FC Dallas1267433326 Seattle1159423527 Colorado10610403732 Real Salt Lake1066363017 Chivas USA789303026 Portland7125263040 San Jose5910252632 Vancouver3129182540 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ Thursdays Game Chicago 1, D.C. United 1, tie Saturdays Games Philadelphia at Columbus, late New York at New England, late Real Salt Lake at Houston, late Seattle FC at FC Dallas, late Chivas USA at Colorado, late Vancouver at Portland, late San Jose at Los Angeles, late Sundays Games Toronto FC at Chicago, 7 p.m. D.C. United at Sporting KC, 8:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Indiana188.692„ Connecticut1610.6152 New York1511.5773 Atlanta1312.52041‡2Chicago1114.44061‡2Washington518.217111‡2WESTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Minnesota196.760„ Phoenix1410.58341‡2San Antonio1311.54251‡2Seattle1312.5206 Los Angeles1014.41781‡2Tulsa122.04317 ___ Thursdays Games New York 84, Connecticut 81, OT Minnesota 81, Washington 62 Los Angeles 75, Indiana 70 Fridays Games Atlanta 94, Connecticut 88, OT Saturdays Games Chicago at Washington, late Los Angeles at Minnesota, late San Antonio at Phoenix, late New York at Seattle, late Sundays Games Atlanta at Connecticut, 5 p.m. Washington at Indiana, 6 p.m. Los Angeles at Tulsa, 7 p.m.BASEBALLNational League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS…Assigned RHP Kevin Mulvey to Reno (PCL). CHICAGO CUBS…Fired general manager Jim Hendry. Promoted assistant GM Randy Bush to interim GM. PITTSBURGH PIRATES…Assigned RHP Clay Holmes to the GCL Pirates. SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD N N F L L P R E S E A S O N SU N D A Y 8 8 p m San Diego at Dallas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N B CMO N D A Y 8 8 p m Chicago at N.Y. Giants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N A U T O R A C I N G SU N D A Y 1 1 p m NASCAR … Pure Michigan 400 . . . . . . . . E S P N 4 : 3 0 0 p m ALMS … Road of America . . . . . . . . . . . . . A B C 1 0 0 p m NHRA …Lucas Oil Nationals . . . . . . . . E S P N 2M A J O R L E A G U E B A S E B A L L SU N D A Y 1 : 3 0 0 p m Seattle at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S U N 2 2 p m N.Y. Yankees at Minnesota . . . . . . . . . . . . T B S 8 8 p m St. Louis at Chicago Cubs . . . . . . . . . . . E S P NTU E S D A Y 1 0 0 p m Chicago White Sox at L.A. Angels . . . . . . W G NS O F T B A L L SU N D A Y 2 2 p m National Pro Fastpitch Championship. E S P N 2MO N D A Y 1 0 0 p m National Pro Fastpitch Championship. E S P N 2T E N N I S SU N D A Y 1 2 : 3 0 0 p m ATP … Western and Southern Open . . . . . . C B S 4 4 p m ATP … Western and Southern Open . . . E S P N 2L I T T L E L E A G U E W O R L D S E R I E S SU N D A Y N o o n Teams TBA. . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 2 2 p m Montana vs. Louisiana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A B C 6 6 p m Teams TBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 8 8 p m Mexico vs. Japan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2MO N D A Y N o o n Teams TBA. . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 2 2 p m Teams TBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 4 4 p m Teams TBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 6 6 p m Teams TBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 8 8 p m Teams TBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2TU E S D A Y 1 1 p m Teams TBA. . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 4 4 p m Teams TBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 8 8 p m Teams TBA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 Times, games, channels all subject to change G Y M N A S T I C S SU N D A Y 4 : 3 0 0 p m 2011 Visa Championships . . . . . . . . . . . . N B CG O L F SU N D A Y 1 1 p m PGA … Wyndham Championship . . . . . . G O L F 3 3 p m PGA … Wyndham Championship . . . . . . . . C B S 3 3 p m PGA … Constellation Energy Players . . . . G O L F 7 7 p m LPGA … Safeway Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . G O L FW N B A TU E S D A Y 1 0 0 p m New York at Phoenix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2P R E M I E R L E A G U E S O C C E R MO N D A Y 2 : 5 5 5 p m Manchester U vs. Tottenham Hotspur . E S P N 2 LIVESPORTSONTV Major League Baseball WNBA Major League Soccer Transactions Page 2BNews-SunSunday, August 21, 2011www.newssun.co m GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCEƒ

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 21, 2011Page 3B YMCA; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, sports *internet incl; 0 0 0 1 1 1 6 5 YMCA; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, sports *internet incl; 0 0 0 1 1 1 6 5 is a jumper and a strong hitter and will add some power to this year’s team. “She is strong and has some raw talent. If she can develop that, I think we have a good player in her,” Devlin said “We have depth on the bench this year, and I have no hesitation about bringing anyone into a game if someone is injured or is out sick. That was a bit of a problem last year at crucial times. We are fast and we are scrappy. I am looking forward to putting that into action against Sebring,” Devlin said. That will be when the county rivals meet at the Lady Streaks Pre-Season Classic Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. The team will then look to a revamped district with Tenoroc, McKeel Academy and Fort Meade gone and DeSoto welcomed to the mix of Avon Park, Mulberry, Frostproof and six-time defending champion Lake Placid. “DeSoto is a bit of a mystery,” Devlin said. “They’re the unknown.” But what she does know is how things are progressing. “Experience on the court is still a small issue,” she said. “But we are hustlers, not too many balls are going to get down, we’re deep and we have some real strong servers. I’m super excited.” Dan Hoehne contributed to the writing of this story. Continued from 1B AP excited to start Road Show Estate color 3x21.5 00011324 News-Sun photo by DANHOEHNE Firemen Memorial Golf Classic tournament organizer Tommy Lovett Sr. addresses the more than 240 golfers who turned out for Saturdays event, the Firemens largest annual f undraiser for area student-athletes and athletic programs. Firemen, Lovett lead the effort NEWS-SUN€ 385-6155 NEWS-SUN€ 385-6155

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By STEVEN WINE Associated PressMIAMI — Cam Newton threw a Hail Mary pass that fell incomplete on the final play of the first half Friday night, and that’s the closest he came to reaching the end zone. The top pick of the NFL draft was shut out in his first exhibition-game start, and Newton’s Carolina Panthers lost to the Miami Dolphins 20-10. Newton played the entire first half, when the Panthers managed only three first downs, had the ball for less than eight minutes and fell behind 17-0. Newton went 7 for 14 for 66 yards, and he ran four times for 18 yards. Carolina crossed midfield for the first time when Newton ran for 7 yards on the next-to-last play of the half. Reggie Bush, another former Heisman Trophy winner, played for the first time since joining the Dolphins and totaled 81 yards from scrimmage in three series. He ran eight times for 48 yards, including a 17-yard burst up the middle, and caught two passes for 33 yards. Miami’s Chad Henne played the entire first half and led the Dolphins to 17 points in five possessions, including 10 points in two series against Panthers reserves. Henne went 15 for 24 for 194 yards, and he had a 17-yard scramble. Page 4BNews-SunSunday, August 21, 2011www.newssun.com HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 1 0 6 7 8 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 8/21/11; 0 0 0 1 1 1 6 7 HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 1 0 6 7 8 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 8/21/11; 0 0 0 1 1 1 6 7 Robinson, Adewale Ojomo, Dyron Dye, JoJo Nicholas and Sean Spence — have all met with investigators in recent days about Shapiro’s allegations, which were published by Yahoo Sports on Tuesday. Shapiro claims he provided 72 players with cash, cars, prostitutes and other gifts from 2002 to 2010. Those allegations could bring major sanctions from the NCAA, which has spent the past five months investigating the claims. University officials have confirmed the NCAAhad investigators on campus for several days, starting on Monday. Shapiro first made some allegations a year ago, though at least one of the names he listed then was not among the 72 he cited in a series of interviews with Yahoo Sports. Miami has made four players available for interviews since the scandal broke publicly. None of the current 12 players listed in the article have been available for comment. On Saturday, linebacker Jimmy Gaines — who plays the same position as Spence, someone he cites as a mentor — said his teammate has seemed unaffected by the situation. “Sean’s the same guy,” Gaines said. “You wouldn’t even know. He’s been focusing still. He’s still our leader. He’s still doing the things that he’s done before, before everything has happened.” Golden said Harris and Stephen Morris at quarterback are still alternating with the first-string offense, a clear sign that no determination has been made about a starter at that position. Harris, Golden said, has been “nothing short of excellent.” And Spence was among the few players wearing a black jersey in practice Saturday, an honor reserved for those players who are excelling at the highest level in Golden’s system. “I’m waiting for information,” Golden said. “I’m confident that our kids did a great job in terms of being open and honest. That’s going to allow everybody to move forward.” Miami players and coaches will not be available to reporters again before Thursday, barring any change in schedule. Most of that gap was announced weeks ago, a break of sorts to coincide with the start of the academic year. Anumber of forme r Miami players have spoken out in recent days abou t Shapiro, and Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen added his name to the chorus of those offering a similar refrain: “Conside r the source,” Olsen said. “It’s obviously unfortunate,” Olsen added. “Miami means a lot to all of us who went there. It’s pretty welldocumented the kind o f family that we have there and the tight-knit group tha t we all are. To see your fellows that you really care about go through something like this and the allegations that have been proposed are hard. But at the same point, we have to remember where all this is coming from, a convicted felon who’s made his bed by being a liar.” Late Friday, the chairman of the university’s board of trustees released a letter saying it’s “especially importan t that the alleged misconduct no t overshadow our curren t leadership and institutional values.” Leonard Abess’lette r also served as a strong vote of confidence for Shalala, who told the student newspaper, The Miami Hurricane, that she has no intention to leave the school anytime soon. “Without a doubt these allegations are troubling and demand a thorough and honest evaluation o f Hurricane Athletics,” Abess wrote. “President Shalala has taken a strong position, insisting on full cooperation with the ongoing NCAAinvestigation. The process will be long, and in the ensuing months the Board of Trustees and the university administration will provide both leadership and unwavering support for our great institution.” Shapiro is serving a 20year prison sentence. He has also been ordered to pay more than $82 million to bilked investors. His claims pushed Miami onto the growing list o f schools with major football programs to be investigated by the NCAAfor rulebreaking in the past 18 months. Others include Southern California, Ohio State, Auburn, Oregon, Michigan, North Carolina, Georgia Tech and LSU. Continued from 1B Canes can only wait, prepare ‘ It’s obviously unfortunate. Miami means a lot to all of us who went there. ’GREGOLSEN Carolina Panther tight end Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN Newton, Panthers lose to Dolphins 20-10

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The Community Calendar provides a brief listing of local clubs and organizations who meet on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of the group to update the News-Sun on any changes in this listing by calling 385-6155, ext. 516; send any changes by e-mail to editor@newssun.com; 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 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Heartland Interfaith Alliance meets 1:30 p.m., first Friday, St. Frances of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid. For details, call 465-0051. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 lounge is open from 1-7 p.m. Card games start at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has karaoke in the pavilion. Horseshoes played at 9:30 a.m. Food available at 4 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Lodge phone number 4520579. Overeaters Anonymous, meets from 4-5 p.m. in second floor conference roomNo. 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 382-7731. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. For details on the organization, go to www.oa.org Ridge Area Missionary Soldiers Avon Park Pathfinder Club meets from 9 a.m. to noon every first and third Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St., Avon Park. For details, call 471-2143. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 offers NASCAR racing in the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open and kitchen open from 2-5 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 6553920. Society for Creative Anachronism (Local Chapter: Shire of Stagridge) meets at 2 p.m. first and third Sunday at Brewster's Coffee House on U.S. 27 in Sebring. For details, call 214-5522. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 serves hamburgers from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 Karaoke is from 5-8 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN WITH ME family group meets at 10:30 a.m. every Monday at the Heartland Christian Church on Alt. 27 in Sebring. The church is behind Southgate Shopping Center where Publix is. For more information call 3855714. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal Church, Lakeshore Drive, Sebring. For more details, call 385-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 314-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Rosewood Center, 517 U.S. 27 South, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 202-0647. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 12-9 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 4711448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts at 7:30 p.m. for members and guests. For details, call 3850234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. BALANCE Dual Diagnosed (Addiction and Mental Health) Support Group meets the second and fourth Monday of the month from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Florida Hospital Sebring, Conference Room 1. Qi-Gong to follow at 7 p.m. Call 3865687. Boy Scout Troop 482 meets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave., Lake Placid. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. Diabetes Support Group meets the second and fourth Monday from 1-2:30 p.m. in Florida Hospital Conference Room 3 in Sebring. Call 4020177 for guest speaker list. Dual Diagnosed (Addiction and Mental Health) Support Group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. the fourth Monday at 4023 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., Sebring. Call 386-5687. Florida Association Home and Community Education meets from 9-11 a.m. weekly on Mondays at The Agri-Center. The group of sewers and crafters make items for residents of adult congregate living facilities. Call Penny Bucher at 385-0949. Garden Club of Sebring meets noon, fourth Monday, Sebring Civic Center. 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 the second and fourth Monday at the Sebring Country Estates Civic Association clubhouse, 3240 Grand Prix Drive (down the street from Wal-Mart). Dancing will be held every month until April 2008. Classes are being started now in the Sebring and Lake Placid area. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or visit the Web site at www.samdun.net .Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. For information, call 3148877. 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 Democratic Executive Committee meets 7 p.m. fourth Monday in the Democratic Party Headquarters, 4216 Sebring Parkway, Sebring. For details, call 699-6052. 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 4026540. Highlands Sertoma Club meets noon, Takis Family Restaurant, Sebring. Highlands County Senior Squadron, Civil Air Patrol the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary meets the second and fourth Monday nights at the Sebring Airport Terminal Building. All are welcome. For further information, call 471-1433 between 4 and 7 p.m. 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 4652661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. 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 the Colored People, Highlands County Branch meets 7:30 p.m., 401 Tulane, Avon Park. Orchid Society of Highlands County meets 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center, 4509 George Blvd., Sebring. Call Ed Fabik at 4652830 for details. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 12-4:30 p.m. second and fourth Monday in Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. No meetings from end of May to October. For details, call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. at Beef O Brady's, Sebring. Sebring AARP meets 1:30 p.m., The Palms, Pine Street, Sebring. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Mondays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has pizza and darts at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 6554007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. 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 Moose Lodge 2259 plays Texas Hold em at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Monday at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing. For details, call 655-3920. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL632, Sebring meets at 2 p.m. for weigh-in at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. For details, call 6591019. Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Post 4300 meets 2 p.m. fourth Monday, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Volunteers of America of Florida is a nonprofit organization in Sebring that specializes in assisting person's with mental illness. We are pleased to announce our Drop in Center is open to individuals with a mental illness 6 days a week from 11am to 3 pm. The center offers a welcoming environment where individuals are accepted and feel comfortable. For more information please contact Wendy at 863-382-2022.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. 8 & 40 Salon 687 Call Betty Darmer, 465-2272, for details. Alzheimer's/Dementia Seminar held at 11 a.m. every fourth Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid. Also sponsored by Nurse on Call. Covers common signs of dementia, coping and care giving tips, disease management, organizations, etc. Call 465-0568. 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 4657940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Audubon Chapter meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Masonic Lodge, downtown Lake Placid on the corner of Main and Park. Bring a covered dish to share, utensils and plates, at 6:30 p.m. or come at 7:30 p.m. for presentations by guest speaker. The public is invited. Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St., AvonPark. Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to join. For details, call 452-2385. AvonPark Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Nu Sigma Chapter of Avon Park, meets the second and fourth Tuesday each month in the members home. Call president Mary Joinerr at 382-4488 or vice president Linda Webster at 385-1124. 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. Abarbecue meal is served at 6 p.m. for a donation. At 6:45 p.m., members meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group breaks up into small groups for men and women. The program is designed for drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, death or illness grief, low or lost selfesteem or identity due to dysfunctional relationships, depression/anxiety, or any other need for healing. For details, contact Celebrate Recovery coordinator Pam Sim by calling 453-3345, ext. 106. The Computer Club at Buttonwood Bay meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month November through March. We invite anyone interested in expanding their computer knowledge to attend the Buttonwood Bay Bytes Computer Club meeting. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. 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 Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus meets from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Sebring High School Music Room, Sebring. All men who enjoy singing are invited. Reading music is not required. Call 4712294 or 386-5098. Highlands County Quilt Guild meets first and third Tuesday, St. Agnes Episcopal Church, Sebring. Call Lynn Ullinn for meeting times at 3140557 or e-mail luckyduck@mymailstation.com Highlands Senior Center Bingo every Tuesday 6-9 p.m. at 3400 Sebring Parkway. Doors open at 4 p.m. Cards on sale at 5 p.m.; games start at 6 p.m. Great snack bar. For more information, call 386-0752. Highlands Tea Party meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Homer's Restaurant, 1000 Sebring Square. Call 386-1440. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. at 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring; and 4:30 p.m. at Southern Lifestyle ALF, across U.S. 27 from Florida Hospital Lake Placid.Call 382-0312. Knights of Columbus Council 5441 meets 8 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at Knights of Columbus Hall, 900 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. For details, call 3850987. 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. 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 meets 7:30 p.m., Jaxson's. Board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Call Joe Collins, 655-5545, for details. Lake Placid Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. for dinner)the second Tuesday each month at Herons Garden, 501 US 27 North, Lake Placid. Call Jeanne at 699-0743. Lake Placid Women of the Moose has a business meeting at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday at the lodge. Lorida Community Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at th e 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. Nar-Anon helps attain serenity and a more normal life for those affected by the addictions of loved ones, regardless of whether or not he/she has stopped using. 6 p.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Chuch of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephin e Drive, Sebring. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday at Avon Park Sevent hday Adventist Church, 1410 W. Avon Blvd. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidgeIntergroup.co m. For details, call 382-7731. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details, call 4654888. Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) offers a full range of volunteer opportunities for people age 5 5 and over. RSVPmeets on the fourth Tuesday each month, 10 a.m., at the Highlands Little Theatre. Please join us for coffee and to learn more about current volunteer opportunities in Highlands County. Any interested and enrolled volunteers are invited to attend. For more information call Kris Schmidt, coordinator, RSVP, at 7847189. Rotary Club of Sebring (Noon) meets at noon at the Sebring Civic Center, near the library in downtown Sebring. For information, call 385-3829 or 471-9900. Sebring Bridge Club will have Duplicate Bridge games every Tuesday evening. If inte rested in playing Duplicate Bridge, call 385-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays darts, beginning with sign in at 6 p.m. Games start at 6:30 p.m. No experience necessary. Cost is $2. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves soft shell tacos 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages 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. at 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. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL99 meets from 67 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. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880,plays darts 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 has sandwiches at 5 p.m. and Franke from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 385-8902. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 21, 2011Page 5B SEBRING PAIN MANAGMENT; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 8/7,21; 0 0 0 1 0 8 2 3 G&N DEVELOPERS; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 8/14,21,28; 0 0 0 1 0 9 3 6 DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 8/21/11; 0 0 0 1 1 1 5 8 COMMUNITYCALENDAR

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 21, 2011Page 7B Jeri Canally; 11.25"; 12"; Black plus three; process, cert ad jeri canally; 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 9 SENIORSCENE In these “dog days of August” with the extreme clinging heat, tempers flare; resistance is low; options for cooling off are limited. Frequent thunderstorms limit the use of the computer (that would send me off if it blew out while I have a deadline for this column). Without a few back-up remedies it is easy to fall prey to despondency if not a full-blown depression. The good news is that more than 80 percent of people who are depressed respond quickly and positively to treatment. However in a survey done by the National Academy on Aging, nearly two out of three who reported feeling depressed waited at least four years before seeking treatment. Common barriers to treatment include denial, shame, lack of money or insurance and fear. The fear is the result of lack of information and reluctance to change. But depression often coexists or is the result of other chronic conditions. So the number one action is to have a complete physical examination. To lend some light on the subject, this a list of the most common questions asked about depression: 1. What is depression? It is a range of disorders and the symptoms vary. 2. What are the symptoms of depression? Sleep disturbances, loss of appetite or increase of appetite, guilt, low self-esteem, futility; in short “hopeless, hapless and humpless.” One patient’s description: “Feels like sandpaper. Looks like a dark black hole. Smells like a New York City sewer. Tastes like sour milk. Sounds like ... silence ... or the roar of trains in a tunnel.” 3. Is it hereditary? Some form seems to run in families. Studies show a significant increase in the number of close relatives who have some form of mood disorder. But depression is a family affair. If one parent is depressed, it is two or three times more likely that a child will be depressed. If both parents are depressed, it is four times more likely that a child will be depressed. The question arises: Is this nature or nurture? Probably a bit of both in varying degrees. 4. Will my spouse (son, daughter, etc.) get better? Barring other contributing physical conditions, about 80 percent will. With the advent of new drugs and insights, the statistics are more and more favorable. 5. What happens if depression is not treated? Sometimes nothing and it can spontaneously disappear. Like most things, it should never be ignored. Remember depression, like so many other things, is on a continuum from mild and barely noticeable to suicidal. Aside from the risk of suicide, depression can seriously impair general health. There is a high incidence of alcoholism and drug addiction among the depressed. There is also speculation that certain daredevil behaviors may be attempts to ward off or overcome symptoms of depression. 6. Once it is cured, will it come back? Anything is possible. Experience shows when people learn coping skills, the common variety of depression does not return or if it does, with experience of how to combat it, it is short-lived. 7. Doesn’t everybody have those feelings? Feelings are part of the human condition, but feelings of depression are occasional and usually are triggered by valid occurrences and are not prolonged. 8. Can you function with depression? What about Lincoln James Forestal, many of the Hollywood stars, etc., etc., etc. 9. What are the drugs that cure depression? I will not list or discuss them. Only a competent psychiatrist should prescribe medication and such medication should be taken under a psychiatrist’s care. There are many side effects to drugs but pharmacology has made enormous leaps in control of depression and one should not rule out medication when indicated. In my opinion, medication should be used in conjunction with psychotherapy, not alone. 10. Do children get depressed? Look at the statistics of teen suicide. It is the third leading killer of teens. The good news is with the information explosion on biological neurological biochemical approaches, we now have many more tools and resources than ever before. Locally, see Highlands County Directory of Community Services, Florida Hospital Heartland Division has a health education department. Ask A Nurse (AARP) is a fine resource for direction and is free. In next month’s column, I will compile a list of coping resources. I can tell you now, exercise will be on the list. Defense against depression Pearls Pearls Pearl Carter Pearl Carter is writer, poet and a Lake Placid resident. E-mail her at timely87@comcast.net. By ESTHER HARRIS Special to the News-SunQuestion: How do I show proof of my Social Security benefit amount? Answer: Here are four ways: You can use your SSA1099 form as proof of your income if you receive Social Security benefits; You can use your annual notice that tells you your benefit amount for the year as verification of your current benefits; The fastest, easiest, and most convenient way is to go online and request a Proof of Income Letter at www.socialsecurity.gov/bene; and You may call Social Security's toll-free number, 1800-772-1213 (TTY1-800-3250778), between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Question: I understand that by 2013 I will not be able to continue receiving my Social Security payments by paper check. What are the benefits of using direct deposit? Answer: The benefits of using direct deposit are: It’s safe; It’s secure; It’s convenient; There are no checks to be lost; You are in control of your money; and You will get your benefits on time, even if you’re out of town, sick, or unable to get to the bank. You choose the account where your Social Security payment is deposited. If you don’t have a bank account, you can use the Direct Express prepaid debi t card to receive Social Security, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and other Federal benefi t payments. With this card, you can make purchases, pay bills, and get cash at thousands o f locations nationwide. Learn more about direct deposit and Direct Express at www.godirect.gov. Question: What is a disability trial work period? Answer: The “trial work period” allows Social Security disability beneficiaries to test thei r ability to work for at least nine months without losing benefits. During the trial work period, you can receive full benefits no matter how much you earn, as long as you remain disabled and you report your work activity. The trial work period continues until you have completed nine trial work months within a 60-month period. You can find more information about available work incentives in our publication Working While Disabled-How We Can Help at www.socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10095.html. Esther Harris is the district manager and is assigned to the Social Security office in Sebring. Social Security questions/answers

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Page 8BNews-SunSunday, August 21, 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 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the "Place to discover 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 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor; Aaron Snider, Youth Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 5:30 p.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 385-0752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, "Where the Bible is Always Open." Pastor Richard Schermerhorn. 7408 Valencia Road; 655-2610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Midweek Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049. www.stcathe. com Very Rev. JosŽ Gonz‡lez, V.F. Masses Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday; 8 and 10:30 a.m. and noon Sunday. Confession: every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m. or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment. Enroll your students today for Catholic School grades Pre-K3 through 5th grade. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lord's Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; "Building God's Kingdom for Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth the Drive!" Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a men's grief support group, meets at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is “Jesus is First at First Christian Church.” Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures'by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway. Our hours of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Don Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP By CHRISTYLEMIRE APMovie CriticLOS ANGELES — This is one of those weeks is which five choices aren’t nearly enough. We’re talking about unnecessary remakes, which pretty much means ... all of them. Rare is the remake that actually improves on the original — this year’s “The Mechanic” with Jason Statham springs to mind. But the original versions of “Assault on Precinct 13” or “The Longest Yard” or “The Taking of Pelham 123,” for example, were just fine on their own, and in their own time. With this week bringing new versions of “Conan the Barbarian” and “Fright Night,” we’re going to focus on movies that never should have been touched. Stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before:Psycho (1998)Pretty much no one should go near Alfred Hitchcock, ever. But if you’re daring enough to try, you should avoid doing a shot-by-shot remake of what is probably the master’s best-known film. Still, you’ve got to admire Gus Van Sant’s chutzpah. He shot it in color — that’s different — and added a few slight tweaks. Vince Vaughn plays the iconic Anthony Perkins role of Norman Bates and Anne Heche fills in for Janet Leigh as Marion Crane. But other than that, it’s the same characters, same dialogue, same camera angles, even the same Bernard Hermann score from 1960. It’s an intriguing exercise but, ultimately, a noble failure.The Invasion (2007)There’ve been many versions of the sci-fi classic “Invasion of the Body Snatchers,” but this one had the least bite. Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig and Jeffrey Wright went to waste as a few of the last citizens who managed to remain uninfected when a gloopy substance from outer space took over the population, turning people into emotionless drone versions of themselves. The whole point of this story has always been to serve as a reflection of its times, whether it’s making a statement about McCarthyism (1956) or Vietnam and Watergate (1978). This time, there were passing TVnews references to the war in Iraq and North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, but the film’s political ideology felt tossed-in and half-baked. Worst of all, it wasn’t the slightest bit scary or suspenseful.City of Angels (1998)Wim Wenders’“Wings of Desire” (1987) is a modern classic, and it featured one of the greatest performances by the late Peter Falk. Melancholy, thoughtful and visually arresting, it followed unseen angels who watched over Berlin, observing people’s actions, listening to their thoughts, quietly shaping their lives. “City of Angels,” by comparison, was too obvious — it spelled everything out, its emotions were too tidy. Brad Silberling turned this subtle story into a simple romantic comedy starring Nicolas Cage (as an angel) and Meg Ryan (as a heart surgeon), two actors who make absolutely no sense together. The Women (2008)George Cukor’s 1939 cat fight, based on the play by Clare Boothe Luce, was intended as a satire of society mavens and their frivolous lives. In directing for the first time and writing the script, “Murphy Brown” creator Diane English made it a celebration. Sure, it had an all-female cast of solid actresses (Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Cloris Leachman), as did the original, though perhaps not quite the stellar collection that included Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford and Rosalind Russell. Cukor’s tone and timing were missing; English applied all the lighthearted instincts of her sitcom background and seemingly none of the insights of the source material.The Karate Kid (2010)This is admittedly a personal, nostalgic choice. But for anyone who grew up in the ‘80s, “The Karate Kid” inspires a deep fondness. Harold Zwart’s version maintained the basic structure and even some key details, like the sweepthe-leg moment in the finale. It moved the setting from Los Angeles to Beijing, that’s no big deal. The main problem was the casting of Jaden Smith, who was several years younger than Ralph Macchio was and looks even younger. And so neither the fighting nor the romance with a girl who’s out of his league — two key components of “The Karate Kid” — made sense. Think of any other examples? Share them at www.twitter.com/christylemire. Leave well enough alone: 5 most needless remakes MOVIES MCT Alfred Hitchcock on the set of the original Psycho.

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 21, 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 redeemer1895@aol.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, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www. ctmforme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, 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 unity@vistanet.net. 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 church@hotmail.com Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net ; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; 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, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and 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 HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "ADance With Dragons" by George R.R. Martin (Bantam) 2. "Full Black" by Brad Thor (Atria) 3. "The Ideal Man" by Julie Garwood (Dutton Adult) 4. "Cold Vengeance" by Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston (Grand Central Publishing) 5. "Ghost Story" by Jim Butcher (Roc) 6. "Victory and Honor" by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV (Putnam Adult) 7. "Star Wars: Fate of the Jedi: Ascension" by Christie Golden (Del Ray/Lucas Books) 8. "Portrait of a Spy" by Daniel Silva (Harper) 9. "The Magician King: A Novel" by Lev Grossman (Viking) 10. "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam/Amy Einhorn) 11. "Retribution" by Sherrilyn Kenyon (St. Martin's Press) 12. "Smokin'Seventeen" by Janet Evanovich (Bantam) 13. "Now You See Her" by James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge (Little, Brown) 14. "State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett (Harper) 15. "Happy Birthday: ANovel" by Danielle Steel (Delacorte Press) HARDCOVER NONFICTION 1. "AStolen Life" by Jaycee Dugard (Simon & Schuster) 2. "Unbroken: AWorld War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption" by Laura Hillenbrand (Random House) 3. "The 17 Day Diet: A Doctor's Plan Design for Rapid Results" by Dr. Mike Moreno (Free Press) 4. "Go the F--k to Sleep" by Adam Mansbach and Illustrations by Ricardo Cortes (Avon) 5. "Prime Time: Love, Health, Sex, Fitness, Friendship, Spirit-Making the Most of All of Your Life" by Jane Fonda (Random House) 6. "1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created" by Charles C. Mann (Knopf) 7. "In the Garden of Beasts" by Erik Larson (Crown) 8. "After America: Get Ready for Armageddon" by Mark Steyn (Regency) 9. "The Dukan Diet" by Pierre Dukan (Crown Archetype) 10. "The Greater Journey" by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster) 11. "Bossypants" by Tina Fey (Reagan Arthur) 12. "SEALTeam Six" by Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin (St. Martin's Press) 13. "Through My Eyes" by Tim Tebow with Nathan Whitaker (Harper) 14. "The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon guide to Rapid FatLoss, Incredible Sex, and Becoming Superhuman" by Timothy Ferriss (Crown) 15. "Of Thee I Zing" by Laura Ingraham with Raymond Arroyo (Threshold) MASS MARKET PAPERBACKS 1. "The Confession: ANovel" by John Grisham (Dell) 2. "Private" by James Patterson & Maxine Paetro (Vision) 3. 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Special to the News-SunSEBRING – Rick Arnold will kick off the Music in the Park concert series at Highlands Hammock State Park on Oct. 15 with some country/rock music. Concert admission is just $5 per person (accompanied children 12 and under admitted free of charge). Picnic baskets/coolers are welcome. Bring lawn chairs or blankets, flashlight and bug spray. Other concert dates include: Nov. 19 – Rambling Rose Band (bluegrass) Dec. 10 – Highlands County Students Christmas Show Jan. 21, 2012 – Dana Robinson (old time mountain music) Feb. 18 – California Toe Jam Band (oldies rock n roll) April 21 – Back Porch Revival (old time string band) May 19 – Vintage Hearts (Americana) All ticket proceeds benefit park improvements via the Friends of Highlands Hammock. Concert performances are scheduled from 7-9 p.m. Park entrance fee of $6 per car is waived after 6 p.m. on concert nights. Call 386-6094 or visit www.FloridaStateParks.org/h ighlandshammock Highlands Hammock State Park is at 5931 Hammock Road, four miles west of U.S. 27. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 21, 2011Page 11B Church Page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 0 4 0 6 9 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; 8/7,14,21,28; 0 0 0 1 0 6 6 5 Since the Middle Ages, storks have been associated with delivering babies. The “stork” legend began in northern Germany many centuries ago. According to one popular folk story, it was said that the souls of unborn children lived in watery areas such as marshes, wells, springs and ponds. Since storks frequent these areas, it was believed that they fetched the babies’souls to deliver them to their parents. Another popular tale states that since storks nest on roofs and chimneys in Holland and Germany, the creatures were almost always present on rooftops; thus, when parents needed an explanation for their children as to where they came from, they would just reply, “the stork brought you.”As with many legends, this one has been passed down through the centuries and today the stork is still the symbol associated with newborn babies. While the legend got its start in the European countries, the good old United States has their own species of stork. The Wood Stork (Mycteria Americana) is the only stork species found in North America. Wood storks are large wading birds that stand from two to four feet tall and weigh about 10 pounds.Their wingspans can be as wide as five and a half feet. Their bodies are white and they have a black tail and black feathers under their wings. They have no feathers on their heads, which give it a black appearance. They are easily identified because they are the only tall wading birds with black, bald heads. The wood stork is on the endangered species list. Pollution and destruction of habitat has contributed to their fragile status. In the 1930s, it was estimated that about 20,000 pairs of the creature existed. By 1960, only 10,000 pairs remained. Since the ’70s it is estimated that approximately only 5,000 pairs remain. One of the reasons that their populations have declined is because of their veracious appetite. Although, the wood storks eat small fish, they eat a lot of them. Anesting pair of storks, with two fledglings, can eat more than 400 pounds of fish during a single breeding season. Since they find their food in wetlands, when these ecosystems are polluted or destroyed for development, their vital food source is no longer available. These beautiful wading birds feed on minnows and other small fish in shallow water. They use their long bills to fish. The stork opens its bill and sticks it into the water. Once a fish touches the bill or swims closely by, the bird snaps its bill shut in about 25 milliseconds and wallah. Dinner is served. These birds are very social and are generally found in flocks. As many as 25 pairs of storks may use a single tree to nest; this is called a colony. Both the male and female build their nest from sticks and nearby vegetation. The female birds lay from two to five eggs and the father helps incubate the eggs. The hatchlings will emerge in about 28-30 days. Both parents raise the chicks by feeding and caring for them.The young eat about 15 times a day for the first eight weeks. Parent storks will also collect water in their bills and bring it to the nest to drool on the babies to cool them off. Once the chicks are nine weeks old, they can live on their own. Wood stork pairs often mate for life. Pairs will often return to the same nesting colony site year after year. However, if frightened, these shy creatures have been known to flee from the area and not return. It is very important that they are not disturbed when nesting. Wood storks always plan the breeding season around availability of food. Since they need so much nutrition for themselves and their babies, this is a vital issue for them. Dry seasons actually help the wood storks because when lakes and ponds shrink, the fish have to move in smaller ponds where they are easier to catch. These birds depend on periods of flooding with alternating dryer periods. Wood storks are excellent fliers. They soar thousands of feet in the air with their legs and necks outstretched and ride on the air currents. Sometimes they roll and dive while in flight.They can soar down from high in the sky. They may also be seen flying in flocks with egrets and ibises. On land, they can be found anywhere near water such as swamps, marshes and ponds. They are quiet birds since they have no muscles attached to their voice box. They may croak or hiss occasionally, but unlike other feathered creatures, this one doesn’t make much noise at all.It is said that if a healthy wood stork is found in a wetland; that is an indication that the wetland is healthy. Storks are commonly believed to bring good fortune and have been associated with fertility for centuries. In Roman mythology, storks were sacred to Venus. Aristotle made killing a stork a crime and Romans passed a stork law that stated children must care for their elderly parents.Throughout history, storks have been revered and legend upon legend has been told about them. The reality is that storks, when healthy, help keep our wetlands healthy. They keep the food chain balanced and add diversity and beauty to our environment. This endangered bird needs our help. Wetland habitats must be protected and kept clean. Trees that they nest in must not be removed and these shy creatures should not be disturbed, but viewed and appreciated from a distance. We can all do our part to protect these amazing animals.Stork trivia— Acolony of storks is considered successful if its parents average at least 1.5 fledged young per nest. — Male and female wood storks look alike. — Wood storks cool off by urinating on their legs.When the sun evaporates the urine, it cools them off, like sweat. — Agroup of storks has many collective nouns, including “a clatter of storks,” “a filth of storks,” “a muster of storks,” “a phalanx of storks,” and a “swoop of storks.” — In Florida, the wood stork breeds during the late winter dry season when its fish prey are concentrated in shrinking ponds. — They nest above water to pr event predators such as raccoons from feeding on their eggs and young. — Wood storks have been known to fly as high as 6,000 fee t. They will fly as much as 50 miles in search of food. 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). The legendary stork is on endangered species list News From The Watershed Corine Burgess Courtesy photo Wood storks are the only storksfound in North America. They use their long bills to catch minnows and other small fish in shallow water. The stork opens its bill and sticks it into the water. Once a fish touches the bill or swims closely by, the bird snaps its bill shut in about 25 milliseconds. Rick Arnold kicks off Music in the Park series on Oct. 15 Courtesy photo Patricia Toemmes and members of the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative are hard at work, cleaning, rearranging and restocking the departments. They are preparing for the Co-ops grand reopening at 9 a.m. Monday. The Co-op is at 132 E. Interlake Blvd. in Lake Placid. The members of the Co-op do this annually in preparation for the Caladium Festival, which is Aug. 26-27 this year. For further information, visit the website at www.caladiumarts.org. Caladium Co-op getting ready to re-open CROSSWORDSOLUTION The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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Breakfasts and lunches being served in the Highlands County School District for the upcoming week of August 2226 include: HIGH SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast „ French toast sticks, sausage patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Lunch „ Spaghetti, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, tacos, taco toppers, salsa, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, peanut butter and jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked french fries, corn cobbettes, tossed salad, Colby Jack cheese stick, glazed berries and cherries, diced pears, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Tuesday Breakfast „ Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, applesauce, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Lunch „ Homestyle turkey roast, brown gravy, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, green beans, carrots and dip, dried blueberries, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Wednesday Breakfast „ Breakfast pizza, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Lunch „ Pressed Cuban sandwich, burger, cheeseburger, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, tacos, taco toppers, salsa, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, mixed vegetables, carrots and dip, Smart cookies, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Thursday Breakfast „ Breakfast frittata, hash brown patty, breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Lunch „ Taco salad, salsa, yellow rice, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias cheeseburger pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked beans, cheddar cheese stick, strawberry applesauce, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Friday Breakfast „ Sausage biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Lunch „ Asian chicken nuggets, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, tacos, taco toppers, salsa, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, french fries, corn, carrots and dip, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. ACADEMY SCHOOLS Monday Lunch „ Spaghetti, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, corn cobbettes, tossed salad, glazed berries and cherries, assorted juice, assorted milk. Tuesday Lunch „ Homestyle turkey roast, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, green beans, dried blueberries, orange juice, assorted milk. Wednesday Lunch „ Pressed Cuban sandwich, baked buffalo chips, carrots and dip, Smart cookies, assorted juice, assorted milk. Thursday Lunch „ Taco salad, salsa, yellow rice, baked beans, strawberry applesauce, cut fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Friday Lunch „ Chicken tenders, dinner roll, Sun Chips, carrots and dip, chocolate cookie, peach cup, assorted juice, assorted milk. MIDDLE SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast „ French toast sticks, sausage patty, Cheerios, Trix cereai Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch „ Spaghetti, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, tacos, taco toppers, salsa, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, corn cobbettes, tossed salad, Colby Jack cheese stick, glazed berries and cherries, diced pears, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Tuesday Breakfast „ Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, applesauce, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch „ Homestyle turkey roast, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, dried blueberries, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Wednesday Breakfast „ Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Breakfast pizza, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch „ Pressed Cuban sandwich, burger, cheeseburger, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, tacos, taco toppers, salsa, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, mixed vegetables, carrots and dip, Smart cookies, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Thursday Breakfast „ Breakfast frittata, hash style patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch „ Taco salad, salsa, yellow rice, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked beans, cheddar cheese stick, strawberry applesauce, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Friday Breakfast „ Sausage biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch „ Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, burger, cheeseburger, chicken tenders, dinner roll, tacos, taco toppers, salsa, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad meal, PBJ sandwich meal, carrots and dip, corn, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast „ French toast sticks, sausage patty, Cheerios, Trix cereai Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Blast, Jump-start kids, white milk. Lunch „ Chicken nuggets, chicken gravy, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, turkey chef salad, mashed potatoes, green peas, strawberry applesauce, very berry juice bar, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Tuesday Breakfast „ Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, applesauce, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Chicken biscuit, strawberry cup, chocolate milk or very berry bread, apple juice. Lunch „ Spaghetti, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, green beans, smart cookies, cut fresh fruit, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Wednesday Breakfast „ Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Very berry bread, apple juice, chocolate milk or chicken biscuit, strawberry cup. Lunch „ Macaroni and cheese, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, broccoli, diced pears, fruited Jell-O, very berry juice bar, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend, juice, assorted milk. Thursday Breakfast „ Breakfast frittata, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Breakfast burrito, apricot cup, chocolate milk or Ultimate Breakfast Round, apple juice. Lunch „ Tacos, taco toppers, salsa, yellow rice, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, corn, baked beans, fruit cocktail cup, very berry juice bar, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Friday Breakfast „ Sausage biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Ultimate Breakfast Round, apple juice, chocolate milk or breakfast burrito, apricot cup. Lunch „ Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, carrots and dip, chocolate chip cookie, peach cup, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. KINDERGARTEN LEARNING CENTER Monday Breakfast „ Chicken nuggets, chicken gravy, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, mashed potatoes, green peas, strawberry applesauce, assorted milk. Tuesday Lunch „ Spaghetti, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, green beans, Smart cookies, cut fresh fruit, assorted milk. Wednesday Lunch „ Macaroni and cheese, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, broccoli, diced pears, fruited Jell-O, assorted milk. Thursday Lunch „ Tacos, taco toppers, salsa, yellow rice, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, baked beans, fruit cocktail cup, assorted milk. Friday Lunch „ Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, carrots and dip, chocolate chip cookies, peach cup, assorted milk. Page 12BNews-SunSunday, August 21, 2011www.newssun.com E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 0 0 0 1 1 1 6 8 SEBRING PEDIATRICS, LLC; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 8/21/11; 0 0 0 1 1 1 7 0 CHALKTALK School Menus Special to the News-SunAVON PARK –South Florida Community College’s Corporate and Community Education Department is offering a variety of workshops and classes to help improve workplace productivity and attitude this fall at the SFCC Highlands Campus, Avon Park. As a business owner or manager, do you want to improve motivation and performance amongst your team? Do you have one or several employees who exhibit such unproductive behaviors as laziness, tardiness, indifference, sloppiness, poor attitude, or general on-the-job malaise? Do you ever sense that, at times, your employees have “checked out” of their jobs and disengaged from your customers, their teams, and/or achieving success for your organization? Learn how to increase your employees’motivation in Monumental Motivation. The four-hour workshop will be held from1-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 in Building T, Room 20. The cost is $125. Reference CRN 11534 when registering. In Workplace Spanish, participants will learn key terms and expressions that are important for communicating in a working environment. Each participant will receive a written manual with Spanish phrases, an audio CD for listening in your car or stereo, and a companion Click ITCDROM for PC use. Class meets 6-8 p.m. Mondays, Sept. 26-Dec. 12. The cost is $195. The power of personality cannot be underestimated in our personal and professional lives. Differences in opinions, preferences, frustrations, habits, communication styles, and attitudes can often be linked to differences of personality. The Personality o f Principle workshop will help participants understand the traits associated with four basic styles o f personality to better mee t the “unspoken” expectations/hopes of people, avoid arguments, and develop more productive relationships. The four-hour workshop will be held from 1-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21 in Building T, Room 20. The cost is $125. Reference CRN 11535 when registering. Improve the virtual presence of your company, organization, group, or club with Social Networking. The workshop will help participants use social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter to establish thei r own social networking campaign. Class meets from 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 4-Nov. 8. The cost is $259.99. Reference CRN 11607 when registering. In Personal and Professional Time Management, learn time saving techniques and strategies that enable you to easily squeeze more out o f every day and have time to relax, too. The four-hour workshop will be held from 1-5 p.m. Friday, Nov.18 in Building T, Room 20. The cost is $125. Reference CRN 11120 when registering. Register in Building B a t the SFCC Highlands Campus or at any SFCC campus or center. For more information about these or other SFCC Corporate and Community Education classes, email Lorrie Key a t CorporateTraining@southflorida.edu or call 7847033. SFCC offering a variety of workplace workshops Special to the News-Sun AVON PARK – South Florida Community College’s Corporate and Community Education Department is offering an IVTherapy class from 5-9 p.m. Wednesdays and 8 a.m.to 2 p.m. Saturdays, Oct. 5-22, at the SFCC Highlands Campus, Building HSC, Room 113. This 30-hour class satisfies the requirements for licensed practical nurses as outlined by the Florida Board of Nursing. The cos t is $195.99 for the course and $26.95 for the book, which is available at the SFCC Bookstore. For more information, email Lorrie Key, coordinator, SFCC Corporate and Community Education a t CorporateTraining@southflorida.edu or call 7847033. Register in Building B, a t the SFCC Highlands Campus or any SFCC campus or center. IV Therapy class offered through SFCC

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DearAbby: Afriend recently purchased a mother’s ring from a pawn shop. When “Caron” told me about it, I told her she didn’t have the right to wear one because she’s not a mother. I discussed it with some other friends and they agreed with me, but Caron says I “overreacted” and that everyone is on her side. Caron says it’s “just a ring” with different colored stones and she has every right to wear it if she wants to. The women who agree with me say a mother’s ring is set with varied birthstones to commemorate the birth of a child born in a certain month, and that’s why Caron has no right to wear it. Caron says I’m crazy and need a therapist. She’s ending our 10-year friendship because I will not agree with her. Am I right or wrong? – Ring of Truth in Arkansas DearRing of Truth: A ring with multicolored stones is not a military medal. There are no laws or official rules governing who may or may not wear one. Shame on you for trying to take the pleasure out of her purchase, and that you would drag others into your disagreement with Caron is disappointing and puzzling. DearAbby: I have been married 11 years and have four children. During those years my husband and I struggled with our relationship. I couldn’t understand why he wouldn’t do the things I asked of him, and I became very resentful. Last December we agreed to a divorce and, suddenly, it seemed like everything changed between us. We started getting along and treated each other with respect – I guess because we had the answer to our problems and we were looking forward to change. I began reflecting on our relationship and put myself in his shoes. I realized that if he treated me the way I had treated him, there would be no way I’d want to do anything for him. I’m still trying to understand the changes I have gone through, but I feel more love now for my husband than I have for a very long time, and I have started treating him that way. He is struggling with this change and keeps waiting for me to revert to my old ways. We have put talk of divorce on the back burner and are just taking it day-by-day. I want other couples to know that if you want something to change, to look in the mirror. The only one who can change your circumstances is you. – Second Chance in Tacoma, Wash. DearSecond Chance: That’s perceptive, and it applies to more situations than marriage. I wish you and your husband a successful reconciliation. DearAbby: “Maria” and I lived together for two years. She had wanted eyelid surgery but couldn’t afford to pay $5,000. I offered to give her $2,000. Afew months ago, Maria told me she didn’t love me anymore. (She now has a new boyfriend.) She called me yesterday evening asking for the money I said I’d give her for the surgery. Do I owe her this money? She’s the one who ended it. I told her to ask her new boyfriend to pay for it, but she claims I need to keep my word. – Seeing Things Differently DearSeeing Things: Excuse me? You need to keep your word? No, Maria needs you to keep your word. When she replaced you, your generous offer to pay for her cosmetic surgery ended. So tell her she’ll have to arrange for replacement financing or work out a time payment plan with her surgeon. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Good advice for everyone … teens to seniors … is in The Anger in All of Us and How to Deal With It. To order, send a business-size, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds only) to: Dear Abby … Anger Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included in the price.) www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, August 21, 2011Page 13B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 8/19/11 p/u; 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 5 0 SCRAMBLEDSIGNALSBy PAMELAAMICJ KLAWITTER ACROSS 1 Popular tank fillers 7 First word in many addresses 13 Aurora borealis region 19 If all goes wrong 21 Venue for newsgroups 22 Slain Tejano singer 23 Chills 24 91-Across? 26 Immobilizes, as a perp 27 She played Dottie in "A League of Their Own" 29 Florentine evening 30 Where to see the Kon-Tiki 31 Sinusitis doc 32 Give the go-ahead 34 One with "Esq." on the door 36 Xing people? 38 "Woo-__!" 39 Flow slowly 41 Utah city on I-15 43 Hi, in Honduras 45 "__ Peculiar Man": Paul Simon song 47 React to humidity, in a way 49 1-Down? 53 __ Friday 55 Stir up 56 Gave a whirl 57 Actresses Gray and Moran 58 Lack of sincerity 60 With a cast of thousands 64 Japanese-American 65 Sharp dresser's standard? 66 Directional finish 68 "I get it," humorously 69 Grounded flier 70 Three sheets to the wind 72 Beethoven's "Pathtique," e.g. 75 Both of racing's Unsers 76 Seine summers 78 Colour suffix 79 Milky Way planet 80 Things of passing interest? 82 "Do I __ eat a peach?": Eliot 84 StubHub competition 87 Wistful remark 88 Thing to play 90 Colored ring 91 Aviary sounds 92 111-Down? 96 White Owl alternative 97 Future, for one 98 Has second thoughts about 99 Members of the flock 101 Bay Area blues, briefly 104 NYSE figure 105 Parking area 107 Spinning toon 110 Beaux-__: architectural style 112 __ polloi 113 No longer worth discussing 115 Some tabernacle singers 117 Lacking integrity 119 1990s-2000s Irish leader 121 58-Across? 124 Arranged in sequence 126 Hot months in Chile 127 "Stand By Me" director 128 Largest African country 129 Put up a fight 130 Pull out 131 Rice creation DOWN 1 Tries 2 Fuel gas 3 129-Across? 4 Drift 5 Sandbox comeback 6 Abbr. on outdated maps 7 Vehicle for supine sledders 8 Hatha yoga posture 9 Clear of vermin 10 Having five sharps, musically 11 Skinny swimmers 12 Skyline highlight 13 Big name in Syrian politics 14 Gym unit 15 Geppetto's goldfish 16 Opening stroke 17 How a macro lens is used 18 (In) partnership 20 Fictional author of "The World According to Bensenhaver" 25 Hates the thought of 28 Private __ 33 __-Aid 35 This and that 37 Suddenly paid attention 40 Danish fruit? 42 Iwo Jima figure 44 Unrefined finds 46 Craze 48 Welcome desert sight 50 Like lungs 51 Winery casks 52 Out of gas 53 Perfumed, as a chancel 54 Label founded in 1975 by Clive Davis 55 Eatery "just a half a mile from the railroad track" 58 Serengeti roamers 59 Popular Nissan 61 79-Across? 62 Dead to the world 63 Red ink entries 67 Three cheers, maybe 71 Garlicky spread 72 Palate stimulus 73 "... otherwise, you'll be sorry!" 74 Wailuku welcome 77 Feudal laborers 79 Ancient home of Parmenides 81 Reminders to conversation monopolizers 83 Rainy day brand 85 Exercise wheel site 86 "Give it __!" 89 Join the club 91 "__ Magnifique": Porter tune 92 Barely get the words out 93 TV's Buffy, e.g. 94 Where work piles up 95 Alley boundaries 96 Saint of vila 100 Isn't anymore 102 Shylock's adversary 103 Give business to, as a caf 106 Longtime beer experiencing a 2000s resurgence 108 Dress with a flare 109 Divided into districts 111 Barracks bigwig 114 Actress Garr 116 Words with a nod 118 Grimm heavy 120 Makes tracks 122 Bob and flip 123 [Not my mistake] 125 Allen wrench shape Solution on page 5B DIVERSIONS Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) –Travel is in your immediate future, Aries. You just won’t be sure yet if it will be a long trip or a day just to get away from it all. Regardless, it’ll involve family, too. Taurus (April 21-May 21) –Start putting your money where your mouth is, Taurus. There’s only so long a person can keep stringing along others. Sooner or later your time will be up. Gemini (May 22-June 21) – Gemini, it’s time to make up your mind about an important decision that’s going to effect others. The next few weeks will be extra busy, so start preparing. Cancer(June 22-July 22) – Cancer, you are in a festive mood and you don’t really know how you are going to celebrate. Others are willing to join the party if you let them participate. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) – You haven’t been feeling like yourself lately, Leo. Others have noticed the change in your demeanor and have questioned it. Things will subside shortly. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) – Virgo, avoid making any big changes in the next few days. Your personal life is about to undergo a big change, and you will have a lot of choices to consider. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – It’s alright to take other’s advice once in a while, Libra. You don’t always have to march to the beat of a different drummer. Think about this in the next few days. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) –Scorpio, there’s so much going on daily tha t it’s easy for you to feel scatterbrained and make mistakes. It’s definitely hard to focus when there is confusion. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) –Sagittarius, a relationship is strained and you are asked to mediate the situation. Don’t get too excited about being a referee, though. It comes with much responsibility. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) –Capricorn, you need a break from things but don’ t know what the break will be just yet. Start jotting down ideas that will relax your mind and your body. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) – Aquarius, things are about to heat up and you may feel overwhelmed in the next few days. Don’t le t your temper get the bette r of you or it could lead to more stress. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) –Pisces, bide your time because change is on the horizon. Events that unfold will not be what you expected. Famous birthdaysAug. 21: Kim Catrall, Actress, 55; Aug. 22: Cindy Williams, Actress, 64; Aug. 23: Shelley Long, Actress, 62; Aug. 24: Marlee Matlin, Actress, 46; Aug. 25: Billy Ray Cyrus, Singer, 50; Aug. 27: Macauley Culkin, Actor, 31; Aug. 28: Sarah Chalke, Actress, 35. Travel is in your immediate future, Aries The day had been good…full of time with family and yummy food. But a three-hour drive home still awaited us and we were all tired having stayed longer than intended. My parents had been visiting my brother and we had just returned from an out-of-state trip. Getting home sounded good to everyone. After loading up the car with my parents’belongings, we all got in, buckled up and ready to go. However, when the car wouldn’t turn over, we knew we were in for a longer day and evening at the very least. As you can imagine, all male heads went under the hood to determine the problem, which was revealed to be an acid leak on the terminal of the battery. While the men of the family worked to correct the problem, the rest of us returned to the house. Knowing evening was approaching and not sure how long the repair might take, it could have become a time of grumbling. But, then it occurred to me, “What if this had happened while we were in Georgia?What if we had been in a mountainous area where even our cell phone wouldn’t have worked?Or what if this happened on a remote stretch of highway on the way home when towing would have been necessary and four people would have needed transportation?” Those “what ifs” caused thanksgiving to God to well up from my heart to my lips instead. We may have been tired and eager to be on our way. But, it was most definitely time to be thankful that we were at my brother’s where we could wait in a cool house while the car was being repaired. Grumbling is so easy and usually is produced from an anxious heart. But the Bible has the remedy in Philippians 4:6, NKJV, where it says, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” When things don’t go our way or life seems unfair, it is so easy to complain, mutter and fuss. But, when we allow Jesus to be our center and turn to him with our struggles, he gives us a new perspective. Did we want to spend money for a new battery?No! But, we thank God he protected us from circumstances that could have been worse. Choose to be thankful and enjoy God’s peace. Selah. Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Choosing to be thankful Long friendship dissolves over right to wear ring Horoscope Pause And Consider Jan Merop Dear Abby Associated PressLONDON — Ricky Gervais, creator of the worldwide comedy hit “The Office” says his star-studded new TVshow will focus on the misadventures of a dwarf actor. Gervais, the insult-slinging host of the Golden Globes, has already tapped Steve Carell, Johnny Depp and Liam Neeson to make guest appearances on the mockumentary, called “Life’s Too Short.” The show follows the daily life of a dwarf actor — played by Warwick Davis — who runs a talent agency for fellow dwarves but keeps the best parts for himself. Gervais described the show as a cross between “The Office,” and his showbiz-themed comedy “Extras.” The seven-part show launches on the BBC this fall. Gervais has said if Davis isn’t a success, “I’ll eat Johnny Depp’s hat.” The Office creator Ricky Gervais in new TV show called Lifes Too Short

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LIVING 14B PAGE News-Sun Sunday, August 21, 2011 Photos Cade MartinFAMILYFEATURES There is hardly a single area of modern life that has not been touched by the Internet in some way. Even the simple phrase “going to school” has taken on an entirely new meaning with the advent of online schools. Adult learners in search of post-secondary or professional development credits were the early consumers of online education services, but now students of all ages can learn anywhere an Internet connection can be found.BeyondthescreenOnlineeducation(alsoreferredtoasvirtuallearning)isbecomingincreasingly popular for elementary, middle and high school students. In a 2008 report, the National Center for Education Statistics estimated that the number of K–12 public school students enrolling in online courses grew by 65 percent in the two years from 2002–03 to 2004–05. A2009 estimate puts the number at more than one million online students. In addition, data suggests that by 2019, about half of high school courses will be delivered online. For some students, online learning gives them the opportunity to access single courses not available through their brick-and-mortar school — perhaps a foreign language or an APcourse. However, an increasing number of students have made the leap to full-time online schooling, frequently through an online public school option offered tuition-free by their state or school district. HowitworksAn online public school utilizes a combination of online and offline coursework — including a wide array of textbooks, CDs, videos and hands-on materials. Students are guided by a state-certified teacher who may also set up class outings to museums or science centers. While older students can work independently, a parent (or “Learning Coach”) keeps younger students on track. Families report that the extra effort involved is more than offset by the ability of the program to be adapted to each child’s learning style. Individualization is frequently the spark needed to jump-start a student’s interest in learning. “Every child learns differently, so a one-size-fits-all approach can’t succeed,” says John Holdren, senior vice president of content and curriculum at K12, a leading online curriculum provider. “Engaging curriculum and a really powerful partnership between parents and teachers — these are the things that help each of our students achieve their personal academic potential.” Isonlinelearningrightforyourchild?Now that kids are back in school, the education experts at K12 suggest conducting a 30-day check-in assessment. Here are some tips to help you determine whether your child’s current education solution best suits his or her unique learning needs. Create and maintain an open dialogue with your student: Is your child happy in school? Is he motivated? Does he feel safe?Monitor progress. Learning isn’t always linear, so some hiccups are to be expected, but if your child is consistently underperforming in one or more subjects it should raise red flags about potential learningteaching style mismatches.Communicate with your child’s teacher. How is your child doing compared to others in the class? If your child has specific needs, effective communication with her teacher is crucial to supporting her education. Choosing an online schoolMaking a change in your child’s education to a full-time online public school is a big decision, with many questions to consider:Is our family ready for this change? Most families are surprised by the rigor of online schools. Parents and students alike need to be engaged to succeed.What kind of support will we receive from the teachers and school? Is my teacher local if I need to meet with him or her? How often do teachers check in? Are they state-certified?What do other families think about the school? High parent satisfaction scores and glowing testimonials bode well. To get the real scoop, look for opportunities to get together with parents currently involved.How do students stay connected to their classmates? From outings to moderated online community areas to clubs and discussion areas, online school students stay connected and well-socialized. Does the school offer activities your child is interested in?How many students are using this program, and where are they going when they graduate? Does the school offer career and college counseling to help students find their path postgraduation? Get more tips on selecting an online school with “The Yes List” at www.k12.com. Be on the look-out for signs of stress. If your child begins dreading school, or lacks enthusiasm, talk it through with him. There may be factors unknown to either you or his teacher which are making him unhappy. Many children simply do not thrive in a traditional classroom. These students include those who:Are accelerated learners or are bored with the pace of classroom lessons.Are easily distracted in a classroom setting or have a learning challenge that means they may need a little more time to master concepts.Travel frequently for extracurricular obligations (art, sports) or are uprooted during the school year as part of a military family.Feel they don’t fit in, or are being bullied in their school environment. To learn more about online learning, visit www.k12.com.