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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 08-26-2011
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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NEWS-SUN Highlands County’s Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, August 26-27, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 101 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 92 77Complete Forecast PAGE 14A Breezy with a mix of sun and clouds Forecast Question: Do you have a hurricane plan in place? Next question: Did Avon Park make the right choice for city manager? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Clinton Fletcher Jr. Age 22, of Sebring Nathaniel H. Massaline Age 54, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 56.5% No 43.5% Total votes: 62 Classifieds11A Community Briefs2A Dear Abby13B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living10B Hurricane Preparation8B Local Golf4B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review/Times13B Places To Worship8B Police Blotter2A Religion8B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle13B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and WAUCHULA STATE BANK; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip, ad #3; 0 0 0 1 1 2 1 9 Preseason ClassicStreaks top rival Red Devils in opener SPORTS, 1BOzone All-Stars magical run overSebring falls in Tournament of Champions SPORTS, 1B By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING — Three separate political organizations are seeking further discussion and possibly a countywide vote to repeal the 2 percent tourism tax. Leaders of the Highlands County American Party, the Highlands County Tea Party and the Highlands County Voters League met last week to discuss what direction to take about the tax. “This was put into place with a narrow margin and i t has not been used as proposed,” said county activis t Bill Youngman after the Tuesday night county commission meeting. “I was all for the tax, but they are not using it as was proposed.” Youngman asked commissioners on Aug. 16 to consider putting the tax on a referendum vote in the 2012 election cycle, affording the voters a chance to decide on a sunset for the tax. The commission voted 2-2 on the motion to put it out fo r a sunset vote, and the tie caused the motion to fail. Youngman also called the administration of the tax a “bait-and-switch” tactic. “We voted... I voted fo r one thing and I supported the tax in 2002 because of the 10 percent set aside for the lakes. That’s not what we got,” Youngman said. Youngman, Highlands County Voters League President Rob Horne and John Nelson, a representative of the Highlands County Tea Party, met earlier this week with Commissioner Greg Groups target tourist tax May join forces for repeal effort Harris 2011 Caladium Festival By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING — The discussion of a building for the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office was placed back on the table by commissioners on Tuesday, and Board Chair Barbara Stewart questioned why another commissioner had already attended a meeting on the issue. County Administrator Ricky Helms told the public that staff has initiated meetings at the request of HCSO Attorney Mike Durham to “have dialog relative to a building; whatever shape or description that building would be,” Helms said. Helms informed the public that there had been a meeting on Aug. 17 and there was another meeting scheduled for Wednesday. “We plan on having weekly meetings...working on something to come back to the board in the way of an RFP(Request for Proposal) or multiple RFPs to address a building or buildings for the administration of the sherNew home for sheriffs office back on the table News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Tents were being assembled throughout Stuart Park Thursday morning in preparation for the 21st annual Caladium Festival in Lake Placid. The festival begins Friday morning at 9 a.m. and ends Saturday at 4 p.m. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comLAKE PLACID — The 21st annual Caladium Festival will kick off this morning with opening ceremonies beginning at 9 a.m. at Devane Park. The festival will go through Saturday with most of the special events, including the 15th year of the car and bike show, a performance by the Jaycees and the floral competition. With the fear of caladium bulb shortage earlier this year, the festival was in danger of having little to no bulbs for sale. However, festival vendors reported Thursday that they were able to get bulbs to sell at the festival. Darlene Phypers of Happiness Farms is excited that the bulbs will be available this weekend. “We had a lot of late orders that have been canceled, so we were able to get those. “We definitely have enough bulbs 21st annual festival kicks off todayFestival scheduleLearn all about this year's entertainment lineup PAGE6A See CALADIUM, page 9A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK — On Wednesday, the State Attorney released the conclusions of the administrative review concerning Police Chief Michael Rowan’s 2010 investigation of alleged Sunshine Law violations by city officials. Rowan’s investigation was conducted during a time when the city was looking for a new city manager, following C.B. Shirey’s retirement from the position The SAO investigator, Mike Ivancevich, who conducted the review and wrote the report, is the same individual who investigated Rowan’s original charges when Rowan brought them to the state attorney for action. At that time Ivancevich found no violations committed by Avon Park officials. In the more recent report, Ivancevich looked into several issues, drawing conclusions SAO report questions Rowans motivations Says not getting manager post sparked probe Michael Rowan has been on unpaid administrative leave from his post as Avon Park police chief since June 13. See ROWAN, page 9A See SHERIFF, page 9A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS The sheriffs office is currently housed in the Liberty Star plaza on U.S. 27 just south of Sebring, but is looking for a bigger, and permanent, location. See GROUPS, page 8ADuffers movingPopular bar/restaurant shifting to south Avon Park PAGE2AHave agreener homeBlueprint for updating your home's energy efficiency PAGE14B


By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING — Duffer’s Sports Grille will be hosting a farewell party on Saturday for all patrons who want to say good-bye to the old location at 6940 U.S. 27 North. Duffer’s new home will be at 2451 U.S. 27 in Avon Park, which is the former Bella Vista restaurant (across from the National Guard Armory, just before SFCC). The new location, which includes the entire building, is currently being remodeled. Saturday will mark the last day of business operations at the Sebring location. General manager Ross Vickers and a few workers were busy Thursday morning. “We’ve been busy the past couple weeks. Most of the equipment has to be taken out of the old site and brought here,” said Bill Hague. Hague and Bob Fannin were sawing, pulling and gluing molding to fit in what will be part of the dining area in the new establishment. Duffer’s will have two main sections, Duffer’s Sports Bar & Grille that patrons know and love and a second section, Duffer’s Lakeside Dining The first section to re-open will be the Sports Bar & Grille. Complete with a full bar, new stage, lighting, sound, flat screen televisions, game room, billiards, darts and dance floor. it will be a step up from the old site. Vickers hopes to have the sports bar open by the NFL regular season kickoff or mid-September at the latest. “We’re still doing pizza and wings. That won’t change. We will have the same cooks and staff, but since we are expanding of course we will have to hire more help,” said Vickers. Patrons need not worry about losing the old Duffer’s atmosphere; it won’t disappear, Vickers said. All of the decor from the Page 2ANews-SunFriday, August 26, 2011www.newssun.com Pub Block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 0 8 0 3 4 Aug. 24 467193239x:2Next jackpot $5 millionAug. 20 263340444652x:3 Aug. 17 1815444647x:2 Aug. 24 411183334 Aug. 23 112313334 Aug. 22 48182627 Aug. 21 37171828 Aug. 24 (n) 1856 Aug. 24 (d) 5815 Aug. 23 (n) 3507 Aug. 23 (d) 7520 Aug. 24(n) 326 Aug. 24 (d) 691 Aug. 23 (n) 908 Aug. 23(d) 851 Aug. 23 102435435 Aug. 19 23336371 Aug. 16 58304416 Aug. 12 101215281 Aug. 24 913474953 PB: 39 PP: 5Next jackpot $61 millionAug. 20 217232847 PB: 36 PP: 2 Aug. 17 1828314852 PB: 37 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 COMMUNITYBRIEFS Caladium Co-op plans pulled pork lunchLAKE PLACID – The Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative will be having a pulled pork lunch during the Caladium Festival today and Saturday. Shop at the Caladium Co-op, check out the demonstrations of arts and crafts, vote on the Peoples' Choice Award, see the beautiful caladium arrangements sponsored by the Lake Placid Garden Club and then enjoy the delicious pulled pork sandwich, potato salad or coleslaw and abeverage. Cost is $6.Desert isalso available for $1.50.Museum open for Caladium FestivalLAKE PLACID — The history of Lake Placid comes alive during the Caladium Festival today and Saturday. The Lake Placid Depot Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on both days. The museum is filled with train and railway artifacts, including photos and historical documents specific to Lake Placid. Volunteers will be available to interpret the permanent displays of the Museum including period furniture, household items, clothing from significant persons and military uniforms beginning with World War I. There have been some recent additions to the collection. Recently, a watercolor rendition of the Depot Museum was donated by the Lake Placid SunTrust Bank and the Museum has also acquired some photographs of Lake Placid in the 1920s. Souvenirs are now available at the Depot Museum and during the Caladium Festival, ice cream sandwiches and bottled water will be sold. Currently, the Historical Society is accepting nominations for a Mevil Dewey look-a-like and a display honoring early settlers, their churches and industries is planned later this year at the Highlands County Courthouse. Volunteers are always welcome. Sign up today a t the Depot Museum, 12 Park St., or call 465-1771 for more information.Child ID program now availableAVON PARK – The next opportunity for your child to participate in the ID pr ogram will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Poinciana Masonic Lodge, 939 W. Main St. The Child ID booth will be set up to create a free video disk for parents containing your child’s finger prints, DNA samples, voice recognition and four photographs for your records. The information contained on the disk isfree and private. The local Masonic groups sponsor this project. For additional information, contact Ross Canright at 452-0346.Democratic Women meets SaturdaySEBRING – The Democratic Women’s Club of Florida is holding its monthly meeting on Saturday at Democratic Party Headquarters, 4216 Sebring Parkway (next to Ruby Tuesday’s). Highlands DWC will be celebrating Women’s Equality Day with yellow andwhite attire anddecorations to commemorate the hard work and subsequent victory of the suffragettes fighting for women’s right to vote.A“suffragette era”continental breakfastwill be offered at 8:45a.m.At 9 a.m., the Highlands DWC founding mothers Anne Bond, Frances Leaphart and Margaret Turnbull will be presenting on the club’s history. Following the presentation, Dixon Taylor will sing a medley of songs from the suffragette era and beyond. After Dixon’s medley, the general meeting will begin. The DWC Campaign Committee will meet after the adjournment of the general monthly meeting. Like-minded guests are 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 Wednesday, Aug. 24: Jose Armando Carrodegua, 26, of Sebring, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Fernando Gomez, 36, of Lake Placid, was charged for driving with expired license for more than four months. Dewey James Hendrix, 34, of Tampa, was charged for withholding support, non-support of children or spouse. Jahneil Shawn McDade, 21, of Sebring, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. Hazel Carmen Mendez, 42, of Sebring, was charged for unemployment compensation fraud. Kelvin Alberto Perez, 20, of Avon Park, was charged for lewd battery, victim age 12-18, three counts. Jonathan Ray Rodriguez, 21, of Sebring, was charged with grand theft, two counts; and burglary of unoccupied structure. Orlando Antonio Rosado, 22, of Sebring, was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. Daryl Gene Taylor, 48, of Sebring, was charged for driving while license suspended, habitual offender. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Tuesday, Aug. 23: Antonio Ramone Douglas, 27, of Avon Park, was charged for trafficking in stolen property. Frederick Ryan Fox, 22, of Avon Park, was charged for driving while license suspended, habitual offender; possession of drug equipment and/or use; and contempt of court for failing to pay child support. Artemio Gloria, 43, of Lake Placid, was charged for driving with expired license for more than four months. Timothy Dennis Henry, 54, of Sarasota, was charged for possession of drug paraphernalia. Brannon Wayne Jenkins, 39, of Sebring, was charged on an Okeechobee County warrant, violation of community control on uttering forged instrument and grand theft. Denise Lynne Jones, 50, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and possession of narcotic equipment and/or use. Ismael Ortiz Perrez, 30, of Lake Placid, was charged with domestic violence or battery. Benjamin Franklin Reapp, 86, of Sebring, was sentenced to 36 months for lewd, lascivious molestation, victim under 12 years of age, offender over 18 years of age. Slyke Patricia Vanatta, 21, of Sebring, was charged for possession of cocaine. Kimberly Ann Wester, 20, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or aggravated battery, offender knew/should have known victim was pregnant. POLICEBLOTTER Special to the News-SunSouth Florida Community College will host the Orlando Mobile Vet Center (MVC) from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7. The mobile unit will be stationed on the circle by the flag pole and additional veterans information along with a veterans representative from the Heartland Workforce will be located inside Building B at the SFCC Highlands Campus. The event is open to all combat veterans including SFCC students and the public who have served in any era. Readjustment counseling will also be available to those who have recently returned from combat. The Orlando Mobile Vet Center is an a extension of the Orlando Vet Center that offers services to veterans and their families such as individual and group counseling, medical and benefits referrals, employment counseling and many more. Each vehicle is equipped with two confidential counseling rooms where vet center counselors and outreach specialists can meet individually with veterans and family members to provide readjustment services. Vet centers provide counseling services to surviving parents, spouses, children and siblings of service members who die while on active duty, to include federally activated Reserve and National Guard personnel. MVC’s have been mobilized to provide bereavement counseling to family members in rural areas. All services are confidential and free to eligible veterans and family members. “We have approximately 20,000 veterans living in our tri-county area, but the closest veterans’centers are located in Sarasota and Orlando,” said Adam Martin, SFCC Veterans Services Liaison, a former Military Police Sergeant and Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran. “Mobile units such as these bring these services to the veterans in our community so they don't have to travel so far to receive counseling.” For more information, call Martin at 784-7282. Mobile Veterans Center to provide services at SFCC Duffers announces move, expansion in the works News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Fresh paint covers the wall in the former Bella Vista restaurant on U.S. 27 in Avon Park. The building is now being remolded to accommodate Duffers patrons. The sports bar will be expanding into a lakeside dining restaurant. News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Several guests at the North Central Heights ribbon cutting get a sneak peek of the newly opened homes on the development. Dignitaries and contributors were honored at the ceremony Thursday morning. The 72 single family homes are just over 60% occupied. The two, three, and four bedrooms are available to income restricted families. North Central Heights will host an Open House on Saturday from 11 until 2 p.m. Interested families may learn how to apply for housing. North Central Heights opening celebrated See DUFFER'S, page 9A


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With such stress, sometimes it’s hard to hold on and not give in to one’s fears — especially when the ground heaves underneath us, and storms sweep over us. It makes us remember that as individuals we are each puny and weak, which adds to our upset and gloom. This is not about gloom — j ust the opposite in fact. There is a glimmer of hope in the struggle. This is it: People have the ability to work together. It’s one of God’s greatest gifts. As groups we become more than the sum of our parts, strong enough to move mountains. Better, when we join together working in a common cause, especially one that is necessary or urgent, there is a sense of shared fulfillment, of belonging, pride and well-being. We mention this for a reason. If ever there was a time to engage in our communities, this is it — we’re speaking about much more than voting, however, which by this time should go without saying. We’re talking about putting in time and effort, like running for political office or volunteering to keep needed community services in place. The benefits are mutual. For example, what better way to try out the idea of government service than by volunteering on an advisory board — it just so happens Sebring and Avon Park have openings. Then, it turns out volunteering is actually good for us. It increases our life span, keeps us alert, brings hope, feeds faith, and gets things done. Many of you already understand. You tutor children, relieve caregivers, clean animal cages, answer phones, clerk in thrift stores, wheel patients to X-ray, build stage sets, clean beaches, count scrub jays, sell hot dogs, line athletic fields, deliver meals, lay sod, sit on advisory boards, maintain Web sites, write news letters, telephone neighbors, plant trees and much more. The best news is for those who are fighting against the gloom: If ever there was a time rich in opportunity for meeting new people and making new friends; for trying out something totally different; for becoming part of a solution; for feeling better about the world and the people in it — this is that time. Two hours a month, four hours a week, a special event once a year — the possibilities are endless, as are the options. Every school in the county needs extra hands, as do the libraries, the hospitals, and the chambers of commerce — that’s just the start. Think points of light glimmering. What better way to fight back the dark? Page 4ANews-SunFriday, August 26, 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 Live longer, more fulfilled lives As we know, financial times are hard. Within communities and families we are having to make basic decisions that are not in the least bit abstract — choosing between filling pot holes or building sidewalks, for example, or buying new tires instead of spaying the cat. Do citizens need another say in tax?Editor: There has been a lot of talk lately about the tourist development tax and the accountability that goes along with it and there is going to be a lot more. One of the questions that I have is why would anyone go for something never having it before, not knowing if it is going to work, not knowing if you will like it and the ones selling it are setting it up where it is almost impossible to get out of; and fixing it where they can make changes in the agreement but you can’t? What that is what happened. And it was clear when the tourist development tax was put on the 2002 ballot, the commission, county attorney and staff, didn’t want a sunset provision to be put into the tourist development tax, that would require accountability by the Tourist Development Council. And they always rejected the idea and fell back on the statement, “The public can sunset the tax at any time,” or the statement that our attorney used that “it would remain in place for 15 years, but could be replaced at any time by the voters.” Now he says the tax, if not repealed, will remain forever. And the bad part is, we the voters believed the hog wash they fed us and trusted them to do what they said. What did they say and what did they do? They said that summer tourists make sense. They would use the tax from the winter tourists to bring tourists to Highlands in the summer months. In the new plan they are trying to pass, that part was removed. They said in the ordinance that they would spend no more than 29 percent of the taxes received for administration. They are estimating they will receive $290,204 in taxes. That would make $84,159 available to fund the operation. The wages and benefits alone for last year were $125,510; this year $122,307 and next year’s budget is $117,615. In the new Plan, our Attorney wants to make a change, not in the spending to coincide with what is required, but to the 29 percent, making it 42 percent to cover up the overspending they have been doing. Question: Was the overspending a misappropriation of funds? There is a lot more we need to talk about at a later date. But for now, the question is: Do you think the voters of Highlands County need another shot at the tourist tax? If so, call your county commissioner and let them know you want the tourist tax placed on the November 2012 ballot. Bill Youngman Sebring Things to considerEditor: I have just listened to one of our president’s speeches. He seems to refer to Washington as something he’s not a part of. I wonder if he thinks people have forgotten all that stimulus money he has doled out to help big businesses, banks, etc., promising this would stimulate the economy. I don’t think many of us are seeing the promised results. All these czars he’s appointed, without any input from Congress, which we don’t need, who are drawing fabulous salaries and are trying to control our schools and promote teaching, which no decent person would approve. We don’t need a person in charge of our schools whose ideas are so far from what most of us would embrace. He is trying to portray himself as one who would take care of all of our problems if the Republicans would just agree with him. Well, he didn’t have them to contend with and nothing positive was done. They wanted to do more to bring the deficit down, but got no cooperation from him and his party – eventually they had to make a compromise, which they didn’t want to keep the government from collapsing. In previous administrations, we certainly had some presidents who were very progressive in the wrong direction, but I honestly feel like those we have in Congress now are trying to work for the betterment of our country, but with the other side controlling the Senate and Obama as president, they can do very little. I’m praying when election time comes, things will change for the better. He even accused the Republicans of being the cause of our rating going down, saying that it wasn’t because we couldn’t pay what we owe but because our lenders have lost confidence in our cooperation. I don’t think they would want to be paid with money printed out of thin air; the more he prints, the lesser the value of each dollar. I’m praying that with the Good Lord’s help that things will begin to improve. I know it will take some time, but if we can see some progress, maybe we can learn to live within our means and become the nation God wants us to be. Willie Clyde (Toole) Cloud Sebring BouquetSecret Garden crew is entertainingEditor: If you are looking for some five-star entertainment right here in your own back yard, get over to the Highlands Little Theatre while “The Secret Garden” is still playing.It will run until Sept. 4. All the actors did a great job playing their parts. But let me tell you, Nala Price as Mary Lennox was cutout for Broadway. Nala is a very talented 12-year-old. She can sing, she can dance,she can act and all like it is the most natural thing in the world. I do hope Nala can find someome who knows the ropes to help her get her foo t in the door. I feel she can go a long ways with help of getting the right doors open. Some of you who haven’t seen the play “The Secret Garden” may think Nala’s name sounds like a name you have heard before she was the 2010 Jr. Heartland Idol winner. The young lady sure has talent. Then their is Mark Reyes as Colin. Markwill be in the fifth grade this school year but don’t let that fool you, the boy can act. He pulls no puches; he flat knows how to act. As well as being able to get the people in the audience into his part. Gary Johnson, as Dr. Craven, played his part to the hilt. Stiff neck as they come. All the cast did a super job of playing their part, and to think that they have only been working on this play since July 4 is beyond comprehension. Not only was it the cast, the set design and lighting were top notch, as were the costumes. It took me longer than that to learn to spell my husband’s last name so we could get married. Judee VanBrookhoven Sebring Oh sure, they made a big show of signing the debtceiling agreement, with official photoops and fancy commemorative pens all accompanied by great racking sighs of relief. But now both Congress and the president are having second thoughts; treating the deal like a dead horsefly floating in their cut-glass tumbler of 25-year-old Scotch. You’d find more enthusiasm from the contestants of a beach volleyball tournament surveying a sand court littered with scorpions scurrying under a sea of broken beer bottles. Speaking of scorpions, included in the agreement was a provision forming a committee responsible for future deficit reduction. Twelve members appointed by party leaders from both the House and Senate. Whose mission, should they accept it, is to find $1.5 trillion over a ten-year period by digging past the bare bones, down into the marrow. Charged to construct a plan by Thanksgiving Eve or risk triggering automatic cuts. Doomsday cuts. Cuts designed to frighten politicians from the most stable of districts. That’s right: cuts to the military. Amajority of the committee, equally split between Republicans and Democrats, must agree on the proposal to send it to the whole of Congress, who will vote either up or down with no amendments or filibusters allowed: meaning one member has to cross party lines, which is about as likely as pimento-flavored Velveeta taking first place in the 2012 World Championship Artisan Cheese Contest. Even though the American public and pretty much every economist on the face of the planet agrees we need a balance between entitlement cuts and revenue enhancement, the Democrats already snapped that entitlement cuts are off the table and the Republicans are shouting no new revenue will be accepted, so really what they did was not so much kick the can down the road, but throw it onto the back of a passing flatbed truck where it disappeared over the asphalt horizon. Now, this group has been called many things. Useless. The Supercommittee. Business as Usual. The Twerpy Twelve. A Dozen Punters. The Craven Caucus. Esteemed Assembly of the Ill-Advisable. League of the Unexceptionally Pontificating Pool of Party Hacks. But most commonly, it is referred to as: “Super Congress.” “Slower than a slug on Thorazine; less powerful than a soggy Kleenex; unable to compromise in a million years. Look! Up in that swiveling leather club seat of that private jet. It’s a ruse, it’s a sham, it’s... Super Congress. “Yes, Super Congress. Strange hybrid from another reality, comes to Capitol Hill with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal members. “Super Congress. Who can change the course of appropriations, bend ethics regulations in the wink of an eye and who, disguised as... the United States Congress Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, mild mannered functionary of the Hall of Invertebrates, fights the never-ending battle against Truth, Justice and the American Way.” And when their capes are discarded and utility belts back in storage, we can move onto the next level of logical suspension and form the Super Duper Congress. Then... Son of Super Duper Congress. And call in Batman or maybe the Justice League or reconvene the Watchmen or that little guy who talks backwards and doesn’t make any sense. Mr. Mxyztplk. You may know him as: Ron Paul. More scorpions, please. Will Durst is a political comedian who has performed around the world. He is a familiar pundit on television and radio. E-mail Will at durst@caglecartoons.com. Super Duper Congress Raging Moderate Will Durst


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 26, 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 PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black; 84561-liqours; 0 0 0 1 1 0 7 2 welcome to attend. To support or join the Democratic Women’s Clubof Highlands County or if you have any questions, contact 214-4680. Crochet Circle begins at LP LibraryLAKE PLACID – Join the “Crochet Circle” at the Lake Placid Memorial Library to share and learn new techniques and work on crochet projects. There is a crochet project for everyone. Start working on your holiday gift list or make that special afghan for a friend or family member. Learn about amigurumi, the Japanese miniature crochet figures that require a minimal amount of yarn and materials. All ages are welcome as well as all skill levels from beginning to advanced. The Circle will meet the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, from 4:30-6 p.m. starting Sept. 13. Bring your own yarn and hooks. Limited supplies will be available. For more information contact the Lake Placid Memorial Library at 6993705. Affinity ends School Supply DriveSEBRING – Affinity Health Professionals concluded its annual School Supply Drive for The Boys and Girls Club of Highlands County on Aug. 17. The supplies were distributed among the 240 backpacks given away at the club’s annual “Back to School Bash”. Dr.’s John and Kelly Pepper, of Affinity Health Professionals, gave a complementary massage certificate to each of the supply donors.40 Mile Drive Band performsSEBRING – The40 Mile Drive Band will be rockin’ in the house at Duffer’s Sports Grille from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday. This four-piece local band provides a variety of rock and popular music that everyone enjoys. There is no cover charge for any musical entertainment. Billy Glades will be performing from 6-9 p.m. today, during dinner hour. Southern Style Karaoke hits the stage form 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Duffer’s is at 6940 U.S. 27 North. For more details, call 382-6339. Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will host music by Uptown Country from 5-8 p.m. today. Karaoke by Peg and Perry from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. NASCAR is on the screen at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID The American Legion Placid Post 25 will host music by Franke E. today. Call for time. For more information, call 465-0975. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 will host music with Tom on today. Call for time. Bingo is at 2 p.m. Saturday, with early bird at 1:30 p.m. Corn hole game at 5 p.m. For more information, call 699-5444. The Lake Placid Moose Lodge 2374 will host a game of Texas Hold’em at 2 p.m. Friday. Music with BobKat from 6-9 p.m. Bingo-bango is set for 2 p.m. Saturday. Music with Bama Jam from 6-9 p.m. For more information, call 465-0131. SEBRING The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 will have music with Patsy and Johnny 5 from 6-9 p.m. today. Post luncheon meeting and Riders Association luncheon meeting is Saturday. Call for time. Music by Frank “E” from 5-8 p.m. For more details, call 385-8902. Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS NATHANIEL MASSALINE Nathaniel H. Massaline, age 54, a lifetime resident of Sebring, Fla., passed away Aug. 19, 2011. He was self employed and also worked for Department of Corrections food service, all of Highlands County, Fla. He graduated with the class of 1975, Sebring, Fla., Sebring High School. He received the Florida Cocoa Cola Man of the Year award. He belonged to the Bountiful Blessings Church Of God, Men’s Fellowship, in Sebring, Fla. He is survived by his mother, Pauline Massaline, Sebring, Fla.; daughters, Antesia Washington, Tampa, Fla., Jaquelin Massaline, Sebring, Fla., Tacara Brown, Miami, Fla., Nathalie Massaline, Sebring, Fla., and Elexiou Carrigan, Sebring, Fla.; brothers, Dennis L. Davis, Sebring, Fla., and Kenneth Turner, Florence, Ariz.; sister Michelle Mathis, Sebring, Fla.; and four grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, Aug. 26, 2011 form 6-8 p.m. at Bountiful Blessings Church Of God. Funeral service will be held Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at 11 a.m. at Bountiful Blessings Church Of God. Burial will follow at Pinecrest Cemetery. Swann’s Mortuary Death noticeClinton Anthony Fletcher Jr. 22, of Sebring, died Aug. 18, 2011. Swann’s Mortuary is in charge of arrangements. OBITUARIES By RACHELMETZ APTechnology WriterSAN FRANCISCO — Since Steve Jobs’return to Apple Inc. in 1997 as CEO, the company has been on an unparalleled upswing, highlighted by the immense popularity of the iPad and iPhone. Now, with Jobs no longer leading, Apple will have to prove it can keep its momentum. If the recent past is any indication, the company will continue to move forward. Apple said late Wednesday that Jobs, 56, resigned from the CEO post, in a move that seems motivated by his ongoing, yet still unspecified health issues. Jobs had taken an indefinite medical leave in January, marking his third such leave in seven years. Jobs, who co-founded Apple in 1976, previously survived pancreatic cancer and received a liver transplant. Taking on the role of board chairman, Jobs now passes the CEO role Tim Cook, 50, the company’s chief operating officer. Cook had been acting CEO since January. For years, he has been running Apple’s day-to-day operations, and he has long been seen as the natural successor. He also served as Apple’s leader for two months in 2004 while Jobs battled cancer and again for five-and-a-half months in 2009 when Jobs received a liver transplant. The company has thrived under Cook’s leadership, briefly becoming the most valuable company in America earlier this month. Cook is not nearly as recognizable as Jobs, who after returning from a 12-year hiatus in 1997 became the very public face of Apple, clad in his signature blue jeans, black turtleneck and wirerimmed glasses when trotting out the company’s iPhones, iPads, iPods at immensely popular and anticipated media events. Though Jobs has looked increasingly frail, he emerged from his leave twice this year to tout products at such events: First, he unveiled the second version of Apple’s iPad tablet computer in March. Then, in June, he resurfaced to show off Apple’s iCloud music synching service. But while Jobs is the most recognized person at Apple, he is not the only one responsible for the company’s success. Many industry watchers believe that despite his importance, Apple will continue to innovate and not just survive, but thrive. “Steve Jobs put in place at Apple a culture of innovation,” Cross Research analyst Shannon Cross says. And its innovation has translated to sales. With Cook running the company, Apple sold 9.25 million iPads during the most recent quarter, which ended in June, bringing sales to nearly 29 million iPads since they first began selling in April 2010. Apple also sold 20.3 million iPhones in the same period, which was millions more than analysts expected. The company’s stock has risen 8 percent since Jobs announced his most recent medical leave. Cook’s track record at Apple is strong. The first time he was in charge back in 2004, things went so well that Apple promoted him from executive vice president to chief operating officer in 2005. During the second time, which lasted from midJanuary to the end of June 2009, Apple released a new version of the iPhone and updated laptop computers on schedule. The company also announced that its iTunes app store hit a major milestone: More than one billion apps were downloaded within the first nine months of its existence. Apple’s stock rose 62 percent during that time, satisfying investors’concerns over Jobs’absence. Cook, an Alabaman with short, gray hair and a broad, thin-lipped smile, has been an asset to Apple since his arrival in 1998. He is credited with tuning Apple’s manufacturing process to solve chronic product delays and supply problems. His inventory management skills helped Apple build up its $73 billion hoard of cash and marketable securities — funds that it can use to keep its lead in the portable electronics market. Like IBM, McDonald’s or Ford, all of which lost visionary CEOs, Apple is not necessarily dependent on the immortality of the genius behind it, says Terry Connelly, dean of the Ageno School of Business at Golden Gate University in San Francisco. With Jobs out as CEO, Apple looks to the future MCT Steve Jobs resigned as CEOof Apple on Wednesday. Associated PressNEWYORK — Oil dropped Thursday on higher U.S. unemployment claims and concerns about less demand for oil and gas. Benchmark West Texas Intermediate oil lost 95 cents at $84.18 per barrel in New York. Brent crude, which is used to price oil produced abroad, fell 49 cents to $109.66 per barrel in London. Oil fell after the government said the number of people seeking unemployment benefits increased last week. The Labor Department said the number of applications was the highest in five weeks, although it was inflated by a strike at Verizon. When fewer people drive to work, demand for gasoline generally goes down. Meanwhile gasoline pump prices increased nearly a penny to a national average of $3.582 per gallon. Agallon of regular has fallen 40 cents since peaking in May near $4 per gallon, but it’s still almost 89 cents more than a year ago. East Coast refineries are bracing for the possibility that Hurricane Irene could disrupt operations beginning this weekend. Oil falls on higher jobless claims


C M Y K C M Y K C M Y K C M Y K F RIDA Y Masterof Ceremony Gary Filip 9 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Presentation of Colorsby Lake Placid High School ROTC under the command of Col. Warren Johnson, retiredNational Anthem: GaryFilip 9:05 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Medley of Music 10 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . Gary Filip 10:45 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. The New FloridiansJoe and Twanda Long, and Richard Joynes11:15 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . Mary Wooten 11:35 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Marti Capodiferro 12:05 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . Tiffany Elliott 12:30 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . Sylvia Russell 1 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Fire & Steel BandWalker Memorial Academy Leonard Cann, director2 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Medley of MusicS A TURDA Y Masterof Ceremony Don Elwell and Marti Capodiferro 9 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Presentation of Colorsby Lake Placid High School ROTCNational Anthem: Nala Price 9:05 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . Medley of Music 9:40 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . Nala PriceHighlands CountyJr. Idol Winner 201010 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mountain Dew Cloggers 10:15 a.m. . . . . . . Lake Placid Middle School CheerleadersKerry Lanier, coach10:30 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . Mountain Dew Cloggers 10:45 a.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amanda Mercer 11:10 a.m. . . . . . Shannon Marrero and daughter Annabella 11:40 a.m.. . . . . . . . . . Julie Temple and daughter Becca 12:05 p.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Music for the SoulMary Wooten & John Johnson12:30 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The New FloridiansJoe and Twanda Long, and Richard Joynes1:05 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Marti Capodiferro 1:35 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tiffany Elliott 2 p.m. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sylvia Russell 2:30 p.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Medley of Music 3 p.m.. . . . . . . . . . . . . Framed Giclee Print WinnerFestival closes both days at 4 p.m.Entertainment schedule 2011 Caladium Festival CommitteeMarlene Barger, Valued Volunteer Entertainment Margie Callas and Joyce DeSmet, Valued Volunteers Arts & Crafts Booths Karen Forsyth, Valued Volunteer Chamber Booth and festival T-shirt coordinator Chuck Wiseman, Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, and Gary Hopfinger, Valued Volunteer Food Booths Dot Bates and Terri Cantwell, Bates Sons & Daughters, Inc. Carolyn Phypers and Kim Miller, Happiness Farms Mary Tanner, Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Office AdministratorChamber Directors:Jim DiNapoli, Highlands Investment Management Ray Royce, Highlands County Citrus Growers Association Jeannie Snively, Wheeler Farms Vicki Spires, MidFlorida Credit Union2011 Car Show CommitteeBob Larson, Committee Chairperson James Behrman, Lake Placid Marine Pat Brantley, Brantley Real Estate & Construction Lew Glaspey, Valued Volunteer Susan Jones, MidFlorida Credit Union Danny Phypers, Happiness Farms Drew Phypers, Happiness Farms Ed Westberry, Christian Motorcycle Association Aspecial Thank You to Chief Phil Williams and the Staff of the Town of Lake Placid who contribute significantly to the success of these events. August, 2011 Dear Visitors, We are delighted that you have chosen to come to the beautiful Town o f Lake Placid to enjoy the 21st Annual Caladium Festival and the 15th Annual Car Show. When you visit the Caladium Festival, you will enjoy strolling down the beautifully landscaped streets of Lake Placid that will be lined by 100 or so art, craft, jewelry and plant booths. There will be an abundance o f caladium bulbs and plants for sale. We will have a display offering fine wine for the most discriminating pallet or perhaps a glass of fresh orange or grapefruit juice would be refreshing to you. Our local not-for-profit organizations will have an array of food for you to enjoy. There will be free entertainment, and you can even have your face painted by one of our clowns in Stuart Park. While you are here, we invite you to shop at our many merchants that will welcome you with a genuine smile that emulates the warmth and charm of Lake Placid. Lake Placid is known as the Caladium Capital of the World and the Town o f Murals. Please plan to visit the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce office, located just one block from the festival, where you can enjoy a free video explaining the history of caladiums, and get a chance to meet with one of the local growers. While you are at the Chamber office, you will be able to visit the Mural room, where all of the original artwork for the murals is on display. On Saturday we will also be hosting a wonderful car show where you can stroll through DeVane Park and see vehicles ranging from antiques to stree t rods. There are no parking charges or admission charges for our visitors to eithe r of these events. We sincerely hope that you come to Lake Placid, whether you are a firs t time visitor or have been with us before; we look forward to visiting with you. Sincerely, Eileen M. May CEO/President of Operations Gary Filip is a well-known piano bar entertainer. He has written musical jingles for McDonalds, American Airlines, Coca Cola, Archway Cookies, Sparkle Glass Cleaner, Head & Shoulders Shampoo, Peter Pan Peanut Butter, Kraft Foods, Pillsbury and many others. He has performed with such distinguished artists as Ray Charles, Billy Crystal, Bob Hope, The Beach Boys, Crystal Gayle, and Maureen McGovern. Gary owns and operates Homes by George in Lake Placid. Multi-talented Marti Capodiferro sings in six languages. She has performed in everything from “Gypsy” to “Oklahoma” to “42nd Street” to opera. Marti has an exquisite voice. The Walker Memorial Academy Fire ‘N Steel Band is one of Florida’s premie r steel bands. The talented musicians play a rich repertoire of sacred, classical, contemporary and calypso on handcrafted 55-gallon steel pans which double as percussion and piano. They have performed annually for the Lake Placid Caladium Festival. They have produced a CD and will perform on Friday under the skilled direction of Leonard Cann. Mary Wooten and John Johnson are Music forthe Soul Mary started at age 8 and has been singing Gospel music for more than 30 years. John is a retired Marine who began singing in public about 12 years ago. He routinely performs at assisted living facilities, VFWs and retirement communities. Nala Price is 12 years old, lives in Sebring, and is the reigning winner of the Junior Heartland Idol competition. She is a singer, dancer and actress, and appears in many plays, including the current production of “Secret Garden” at Highlands Little Theater. She has tons of personality and a beautiful voice. She will definitely entertain you. Tiffany Elliott is a Lake Placid resident and has been singing since the age of 3. She volunteers in the community and performs at Highlands Little Theatre. She was the first runner-up in the first Heartland Idol competition. Tiffany completed in The Colgate Country Showdown and became a finalist in Orlando’s Got Talent. She works in the medical field. This is Sylvia Russell ’s second year to perform at the Caladium Festival. She hails from Port Richey, and loves to sing and perform bluegrass, country, rock and pop. She literally rocks the house with her fast pace, expressive music. So do not miss Sylvia. She performs both days at the festival. Amanda Mercer a Lake Placid resident, debuted in “Grease” at Highlands Little Theatre, and more recently played The Witch from the show “Into the Woods.” Amanda’s portfolio includes songs by Tammy Wynette, Reba, Broadway, and various Christian artists. Larissa was a finalist at the most recent Heartland Idol contest. Amanda and Larissa are appearing in “Secret Garden” at Highlands Little Theater. Both are looking forward to entertaining their hometown at this year’s Caladium Festival. Julie Temple (above) hails from Belle Glade. She performs in churches, nursing homes and community festivals. She has been a finalist in the Heartland Idol. She currently resides in Lake Placid. She will perform with her daughter, Becca (below). From opera to rock n’roll, country to jazz and everything in between, Shannon Reed Marrero (left) never disappoints. Anative Floridian and graduate of Sebring High School, Shannon routinely appears in plays and supports Highlands Little Theater. Annabella Elizabeth Marrero began her stage debut two weeks after her fourth birthday. She participated in the county’s Heartland Idol competition. She easily charms the crowds with her bubbly personality and songs such as “Singing In the Rain,” “Goodship Lollipop” and “Tomorrow.” A letter to our visitors


Page 8ANews-SunFriday, August 26, 2011www.newssun.com GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; patio; 0 0 0 1 0 7 4 8 64 WEST COLLISION; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv incentive; 0 0 0 1 0 7 5 2 Courtesy photo Officers and members of Fraternal Order Of EaglesNo. 4240 in Sebring make a donation of $1,000 to the Highlands County Youth Football and Cheer, a non-profit organization promoting youth football and cheerleading for boys and girls ranging from ages 5 to 15 years old in Highlands County. Eagles donate to youth football program It’s easy to complain about heavy traffic congestion that clogs roadways around so many American cities. The next time you’re about to pound on the steering wheel, however, be thankful that part of your job doesn’t involve driving over bombs. From to 2006 to 2007, Sgt. Jacob Probst was driving a “Husky” mine detection vehicle around an incredibly dangerous part of Iraq. “That was just absolutely amazing,” Sgt. Probst told The Unknown Soldiers. “We got to see Anbar province, Iraq, go from literally the worst place in the world to being the light for Iraq.” When the Army reservist arrived in western Iraq, the war had reached an absolutely critical phase. Terrorists in Anbar Province were threatening to change the course of the entire bloody conflict, as al Qaeda wantonly murdered troops and civilians throughout the region. On Sept. 1, 2008, the U.S. military formally transferred Anbar Province to the Iraqi government, which would have been unthinkable just two years earlier. While violence in Iraq did not end with the handover and the conflict continues to this day, Probst, who is too humble to take any credit, knows he and his fellow troops helped change the course of history. “It all started shifting while we were there,” the soldier said. When asked what Iraq was like when his deployment started, Probst, speaking by phone from Wisconsin’s Fort McCoy, let out a sigh so deep it was louder than the machine gun fire from training in the background. “Iraq 2006,” he said in j est, before a serious pause. “My job, specifically, was to drive over a bomb,” Probst continued. “You’re driving about two or three miles an hour on the side of a road or on a road, and I have a metal detector mounted on my vehicle, basically right underneath me.” With a naked eye, Probst tried to spot improvised explosive devices, the leading killer of American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. At the same time, under intense pressure, he would listen for a buzzing sound from his vehicle’s metal detector. “Then you basically stop, back up, and pinpoint exactly where you got the hit on the metal detector and spray paint the bomb,” he said. After explosive ordnance disposal technicians eventually blew up the terroristplanted device, either onsite or in a secure location, Probst would go back to his base with an incredible feeling. “If you found even one, that’s at least three Marines’lives saved, because we worked with the Marines almost exclusively over there,” he said. “But then also, you always kind of forget that the Iraqis -they got hit with IEDs almost all the time too.” Anative of Watertown, Wis., Probst joined the Army Reserve after high school — when the United States was in the midst of two wars. The soldier admits that despite knowing the risks, he wasn’t exactly sure what was coming next. “I wanted to go to school, but I felt like I could serve my country,” Probst said. “I didn’t know exactly where that would lead me.” Today, with memories of a year driving over bombs, Probst is enrolled at the University of WisconsinMilwaukee, where he is pursuing a degree in high school special education. I spoke to Probst in the middle of the Army’s “Best Warrior Competition,” which pits soldiers against one another in everything from academics and athletics to being able to perform under the pressure of battle or without sleep. Sgt. Jacob Probst still enjoys the challenges of the military and says he feels very fortunate to be home safely, pursuing his dreams with a wife of three years. “I’d love to have some kids,” he said with an audible smile. In a difficult economy, those of us who have jobs to go to each morning are lucky. But before we grumble about choking traffic and high gas prices, we should also feel fortunate that we don’t have to worry about bombs being buried beneath the road. The valiant men and women of the U.S. military, serving with honor in Afghanistan and Iraq at this very moment, make life at home a lot less complicated. To find out more about Tom Sileo or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. Driving over bombs just part of the job Associated PressNEWYORK — Warren Buffett is coming to the rescue of another fallen giant. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway announced Thursday that it would invest $5 billion in Bank of America Corp., giving a much-needed vote o f confidence in the struggling bank. The bank’s stock had plunged 52 percent in the past 12 months on concerns over the bank’s mortgage problems. Investors have also been worried that Bank o f America will need to raise large amounts of capital to shore up its balance sheet. The bank had to pay $12.7 billion earlier this year to settle lawsuits over failed mortgages. Most of the toxic mortgages came from its 2008 purchase of Countrywide Financial Corp. CEO Brian Moynihan has insisted the bank doesn’ t need to raise money. The investment is reminiscent of infusions o f cash by the billionaire investor into other troubled companies during the 2008 financial crisis. Buffett also lent his credibility to Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and General Electric Co. with investments of $5 billion and $3 billion respectively. Those investments, which paid annual dividends of 10 percent, wound up being very lucrative for Berkshire. Buffett invests $5 billion in B of A Harris to ask for another vote on a referendum. Harris voted no on putting the tax out for a vote originally, and stood by that option, seeking some sort of compromise on the issue. “I think that at this time, a vote will kill the tax,” Harris said. “Yes, I met with Horne, Youngman and Nelson about this and we had a good conversation. We talked about some compromise and more transparency, but I did tell them no about putting it back on the commission agenda,” Harris said. Amotion that failed can only be brought forward for a second vote be the prevailing side. Since the motion died due to the tie, that would be the two commissioner who voted no, which were Harris and Barbara Stewart. “Everyone agreed that quarterly updates and transparency would be greatly beneficial. And if they feel that that need to seek a petition, they have every right to do so. Both sides of the issue have been outstandingly very open about the issue. I appreciate both their ideas and their hard work, but I think this is a benefit to the county and I don’t want to see it go away,” Harris said. According to Youngman, the coalition is looking at avenues for repealing the tax through petition. “If we have to, we will seek to get the tax on a ballot through a petition. It just takes 9,600 signatures, but we are positive that there are 10,000 people in Highlands County who believe that a tax should have a sunset just to insure government accountability,” Youngman said. Bill Berry, who ran in the last commission race as a Libertarian, agreed with Youngman after the Tuesday night meeting, but thought that the group should move forward with a more aggressive approach. “Hey, the voice of the people needs to be heard on this. I was all for going straight to petition,” Berry said. “I would consider what commissioner (Don) Elwell suggested. We could put this up for a vote in 2014 in order to sunset this in 2014 and give everyone a chance to make the changes or look at what we are doing,” Youngman said. “But they said no.” “Yes, we met with Joe Campbell (Highlands County Supervisor of Elections) and we are working on the wording (of a petition) to make sure we have it right,” Youngman said. “We also want to meet with County Attorney Ross Macbeth to make sure we proceed properly.” Continued from page 1A Groups considering pursuing repeal of tourism tax I was all for the tax, but they are not using it as was proposed.BILLYOUNGMAN group member Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876


old Duffer’s will have to be stripped from the site, cleaned and installed into the new facility. There will be two 105-inch high definition televisions and eight 32-inch flat screen LCD high definition televisions that will be programmed to cover all football games played during the regular season as well as other sports throughout the year. The sports theme will be carried throughout the bar and even a new local sports twist along with other items are being added. “We have to take all the signs banners and stuff out and bring it over so we will be busy for the next couple weeks. We’ve done a lot be we still have a lot left to do,” said Hague. For customers looking for a more quiet dining experience, Duffer’s Lakeside Dining can fit their needs. The menu will feature slightly upscale choices as well as the sports menu. “Maybe things like prime rib, lamb chops; we hope it will be different but not exactly sure what all we will feature yet,” Hauge said. The Lakeside Dining opening has not been determined at this time. Vickers also plans to expand the establishment to an outside bar and dining. “Once these two are open, later on down the road we are going to expand to an outside bar and dining,” Vickers said. During Saturday’s party, patrons can enjoy drink and food specials all day long. The featured artist will be the 40-Mile Drive Band playing from 9 p.m. until 1 a.m. There is no cover charge. for two in particular: Material deleted from Rowan’s office computer, and Rowan’s investigation of the city council. The report concluded that “it cannot be proved that Chief Rowan violated the public records laws by asking a fellow officer to cleanup his computer of unwanted (deleted) information. The Chief described the information on the computer as being personal in nature and there is no evidence to contradict that assertion.” Rowan’s work computer became an issue for city officials after Rowan had the operating system replaced before he was placed on administrative leave. Ivancevich then addresses Rowan’s investigation, concluding for the second time that, “There never appeared to be a legitimate reason for Chief Rowan to conduct an investigation of the City Council as it relates to the vacant city manager’s position. The investigation that Chief Rowan conducted should have been handled by an outside agency. I t appears that the motivation surrounding the investigation was because Chie f Rowan did not get the city manager’s job.” On page 12 of the report, however, after interviewing assistant state attorney Steve Houchin, Ivancevich noted that “Based upon this interview, it was determined tha t Chief Rowan was authorized by ASASteve Houchin to conduct the criminal investigation and surreptitiously record members o f the Avon Park City administration only if the chief suspected criminal activity.” Both Rowan’s initial investigation, and the state attorney’s investigation o f Rowan’s process and motivation, are part of a large r convoluted political tangle within the city’s governmen t involving accusations and counter complaints. Today, for example, a hearing is scheduled for the city to show cause why Rowan was placed on unpaid administrative leave. The hearing is the result of a civil suit filed against the city by Rowan. iff’s department law enforcement section,” Helms said. Helms stated that the multiple requests for proposals would be for current buildings and possible new construction, and would be presented so that commissioners could make decisions on how to proceed. Helms told the commission that he did not have any specific information but said that he felt the process was moving forward. “I think we have gotten by some issues that have been roadblocks in the past,” Helms said. “I would hope that you would keep the commission informed so that one commissioner would not have more information than any other,” Stewart directed Helms. When Stewart asked commissioners for input, Don Elwell informed the public that he had attended the meeting with staff and the sheriff’s office. “I sat in on the meeting, and one of the things I did ask Rick for was to include this in the weekly updates. He agreed to it and thought it was a good idea,” Elwell said. Elwell stressed the need to “keep everyone informed and everyone up to date” on the issue and that “at this point nothing has been ruled out as far as new versus anything.” Stewart interjected immediately that “If one commissioner is going to sit in, I think it would be appropriate that all commissioners would be invited to attend.” “That is the decision of the board, and if that is going to happen we need to notice that it is a public meeting. If that is the direction of the commission,” Helms said. “I don’t feel comfortable with one commissioner attending and the others not attending,” Stewart stressed. “It was my understanding that this was going to be a staff activity and that it was not going to involve the policy makers at this point.” “I can assure you that all decisions at that meeting were made by staff,” Elwell answered. “But still, having an elected official there and not open it to other elected officials I do not think is fair,” Stewart countered. “It really severely impacts the ability of our staff to do what they need to do. I don’t think it’s productive or fair...if all commissioners attend it will not be productive.” “I actually helped to get that meeting put together so that we could talk about something that we have been talking about since last March. I have no problem dropping off into the sunset, if you will, so that the staff can do what they do, but at this particular point there were some blocks on all sides. “That’s why I wanted to get everyone around one table to start talking, Elwell said. “So, we have an agreement that no commissioner will attend these meetings in the future?” Stewart asked. “Sure. So you don’t want me attending the one tomorrow?” Elwell asked. “That would be...I mean it’s up to the commission. I think what we have to recognize that each commissioner does not have power on their own, this commission does not make decisions on their own,” Stewart said. “For me to say that you cannot attend, no,” Stewart said. “In all fairness, I don’t want to air all of our dirty laundry in public, but if you look at the record and the emails, Mr. Helms has done a good job of communicating,” Stewart said. “Absolutely,” Elwell answered. “So, Mr. Helms, it is a staff meeting only,” Stewart said. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 26, 2011Page 9A DESIGNER DENTAL; 3.639"; 4"; Black; tv incentive; 0 0 0 1 0 9 1 8 Disney on Ice; 5.542"; 9.5"; Black; trade disney on ice; 0 0 0 1 0 9 2 3 for the festival,” Phypers said. This year the festival will have 13 different varieties of bulbs available for purchase. “It varies from year to year what we get in. It’s hard to say what a best-seller or a favorite is. People just buy what they like and what they see planted around town,” said Phypers. The Happiness Farms vendor tent will sell Caladium bulbs for $5 per bag. Phypers also described what other vendors will be available with caladiums during the festival. “Also Bates Sons and Daughters will be selling caladium plants. All of their money will go back into the festival,” Phypers said. Happiness Farms’profit will also benefit the festival fund. The festival will feature dozens of food vendors as well as entertainment throughout the weekend. The Jaycees will host a barbecue Saturday along with a performance. The Car and Bike Show will also take place on Saturday. Pre-registration for the Car and Bike Show ends at noon today. Pre-registration entry fee is $15. Those who register on the day of the show are required to pay a $20 entry fee. The top two vehicles in each of the categories will be awarded prizes. There will also be a floral competition and live demonstration at the Caladium Arts and Crafts Co-Op on Saturday. “It’s going to be a lot of fun. Thank goodness that hurricane didn’t come this way, that would not have been good. But we well probably have better weather this weekend because of it,” said Phypers. The festival is free and open to the public. Pets are not allowed at the festival. Visit www.VisitLakePlacidFlorida .com for car show applications or more information on the festival. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Taylor Rental worker Darrell Cullifer hammers a stake into the ground Thursday morning, while setting up tents for the 21st Annual Caladium Festival at Stuart Park. Caladium Festival opens today The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN Continued from page 1A Continued from page 1A Sheriffs building focus of county meetings Rowan investigation called into question by states attorney Continued from page 2A Duffers moving, expanding A nthony reports to probation officerTALLAHASSEE — A reportedly polite and cooperative Casey Anthony is telling Florida authorities she will do well on her one-year probation for check fraud. The 25-year-old, who has remained hidden since a jury acquitted her of killing her daughter, met with her PO for over an hour Wednesday. TALLAHASSE (AP) — Adivided Florida Supreme Court says judges cannot arbitrarily round off fractional sentences to the next highest year. The 5-2 opinion on Thursday reduced a sentence Carlos Cromartie had received for cocaine trafficking and sale or possession within 1,000 feet of a church. 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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 3rd day of August, 2011, and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000737, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and ALBERTO BLANCO; GRISELLE BLANCO and 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 6th day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 5, BLOCK 751, OF SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 15 R1, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 64, BEING A 1989 REPLAT OF UNIT 15 AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 40, 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 3rd day of August, 2011. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk August 19, 26, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 10-000433-GCS DEUTSCHE BANK NAATIONAL TRUST COMPANY AS TRUSTEE FOR THE HOLDERS OF GSAMP TRUST 2004-AR1, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-AR1 Plaintiff, vs. BEN MAGNO; JOVITA MAGNO; AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND 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 CLAIMANTS; JOHN DOE AND JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE is hereby given that the undersigned Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, will on the 7th day of September, 2011, at 11:00 o'clock A.M. at the in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M., offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following-described property situate in Highlands County, Florida: LOTS 5, 6, 11, 13 AND 14, BLOCK 97 OF UNIT ONE OR LAKE LILLIAN SECTION HIGHLANDS LAKES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 77 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. AND ALL OF BLOCK 85 AND ALL OF BLOCK 97, AND THE E 1/2 OF DURANTA ROAD, LYING SOUTH OF THE SOUTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF AVON BOULEVARD AND NORTH OF THE NORTH RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF ACACIA DRIVE AND THAT PORTION OF STRATFORD ROAD LYING WESTERLY OF THE WEST LINE OF LOT 5, IN BLOCK 97, (EXTENDED) OF A REPLAT OF UNIT ONE OR LAKE LILLIAN SECTION HIGHLANDS LAKES SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 44, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. pursuant to the Final Judgment entered in a case pending in said Court, the style of which is indicated above. Any person or entity claiming an interest in the surplus, if any, resulting from the foreclosure sale, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, mus file a claim on same with the Clerk of Court within 60 days after the foreclosure sale. WITNESS my hand and official seal of said Court this 4th day of August, 2011. 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, (941)534-4690, within two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call (TDD) (941) 534-7777, or Florida Relay Service 800-955-8770. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Cler k August 19, 26, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 09-000508-GCS BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. BRYAN G. HOFFMAN, 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. 09-000508-GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., is a Plaintiff and BRYAN G. HOFFMAN, NIN P. HOFFMAN, UNKNOWN TENANTS 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: LOT 5383 AND LOT 5384, AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT NO. 17, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 10, 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 3rd day of August, 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 19, 26, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-355 Division: Probate IN RE: ESTATE OF MARCIA K. TIPPETT Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Marcia K. Tippett, deceased, whose date of death was April 03rd, 2011, and whose social security number is 291-26-0773, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is August 26, 2011. Personal Representative: Julie T. Dubuisson 2189 Peace Haven Rd. Winston Salem, NC 27106 SHEEHAN & CELAYA, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative: 300 DAL HALL BLVD. LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Telephone: (863)465-1551 Florida Bar No. 184165 E-Mail Address: tim@scjuris.com August 26; September 2, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-350 IN RE: ESTATE OF JACK E. HIBBLER, SR., Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JACK E. HIBBLER, deceased, whose date of death was July 13, 2011, and whose social security number is 278-24-4648, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claims with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is August 19, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ JACK E. HIBBLER, JR. 1010 Exeter Road Whitehall, OH 43213 Attorney for Personal Representative:s /s/ ROBERT E. LIVINGSTON Florida Bar No. 0031259 445 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863)385-5156 August 19, 26, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-344 IN RE: ESTATE OF HOWARD EDWARD JONES a/k/a EDWARD JONES a/k/a H.E. JONES Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Howard Edward Jones a/k/a Edward Jones a/k/a H.E. Jones, deceased, whose date of death was February 4th, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is required to be served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and 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 PUBLICATION 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 19, 2011. Personal Representative: Ronald A. Jones 4276 Sturgeon Drive Sebring, FL 33870 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative: 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 382-3154 By: /s/ Thomas L. Nunnallee Florida Bar No. 0062162 E-mail Address: tnunnallee@bnpalaw.com August 19, 26, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2011-CA-000433 METLIFE HOME LOANS, A DIVISION OF METLIFE BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. DORIS H. TRAVIS, et al., Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: DORIS H. TRAVIS AND UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF DORIS H. TRAVIS if alive, and/or dead his (their) unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees and all persons or parties claiming by, through, under or against him (them). Residence is unknown. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Action for foreclosure of a mortgage on the following property in HIGHLANDS County, Florida: LOT 8845 AND 8846, AVON PARK LAKES UNIT NO. 27, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 27, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on SPEAR AND HOFFMAN, P.A., Attorneys, whose address is 9700 South Dixie Highway, Suite 610, Miami, Florida 33156, (305) 670-2299, within 30 days after the first publication of the notice, and to file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on SPEAR AND HOFFMAN, P.A., attorneys or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or Petition. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on this 8 day of AUGUST, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE, CLERK As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk August 19, 26, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 502011CA245XXXXMB HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. MICHELLE FOGG and JEFF FOGG Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION AS TO JEFF FOGG PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT Highlands Independent Bank, (the ``Plaintiff''), by and through its undersigned attorneys, filed a complaint (the ``Complaint'') in the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida. 1. In the Complaint, the Plaintiff seeks relief against defendant, Jeff Fogg. 2. This is an action for damages in excess of $15,000.00. The Complaint alleges damages resulting from the default of certain Loan Documents, as more fully described in the Complaint, including, but not limited to, a Promissory Note and a Mortgage, and seeks foreclosure of real property, as more fully described below. 3. This action is pending in the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida. 4. The real property is located at 1059 Cordova Street, Lake Placid, Florida 33852 and is more fully described as: Lot 1, Block 449, Leisure Lakes Section Seventeen, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page(s) 15, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. 5. The Defendant is required to file written defenses with the Clerk of the Court and to serve a copy within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice on Lynn A. Brauer, Esq., Anthony & Partners, LLC, 201 N. Franklin Street, Suite 2800, Tampa, Florida 33602, attorney for the Plaintiff, Highlands Independent Bank. DATED on August 5, 2011. BOB GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk August 19, 26, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION Case No. 28-2011-CA-000337 CENLAR FSB Plaintiff, vs. THURMAN L. HARLOW, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SHIRLEY M. HARLOW CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 3916 RAMIRO ST SEBRING, FL 33872 You are notified that an action to foreclosure a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 26, BLOCK 22, OF SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. commonly known as 3916 RAMIRO ST, SEBRING, FL 33872 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Ashley L. Simon of Kass Shuler, P.A., plaintiff's attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 800, Tampa, Florida 33601, (813)229-0900, on or before September 26, 2011, (or 30 days from the first date of publication, whichever is later) and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Dated: August 9, 2011. CLERK OF THE COURT Honorable ROBERT W. GERMAINE 590 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870-3701 /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL) August 19, 26, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GCS 11-452 Judge: J. David Langford BROWN & BRWON INVESTMENTS, LLC Plaintiff(s), -vs.JIMMIE JOHNSON, CHARLENE HORNES, CARMINA L. MESSNER, and FORREST H. HILTON, Personal Representative of the Estate of Lois W. Bagwell, deceased. Defendant(s) NOTICE OF ACTION PROPERTY TO: Jimmie Johnosn 812 S. Florida Ave. Avon Park, FL 33825 Charlene Hornes 812 S. Florida Ave. Avon Park, FL 33825 or if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corporate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claiming under any of the above named or interest in and to the lands hereinafter described. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to Quiet Title for the following described property in Highlands County, Florida, to wit: Lot 16, Block H, TOWN OF AVON PARK, Section 22, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 58, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel ID Number A 22-33-28-010-00H0-0160 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney, whose name and address is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before September 20, 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on August 9, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk August 12, 19, 26; September 2, 2011 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC-11-341 Division IN RE: ESTATE OF IRWING GEORGE NELSON a/k/a IRWING NELSON 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 Irwing George Nelson, deceased, File Number PC-11-341, by the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870; that the decedent's date of death was September 26, 2010; that the total value of the estate is $7,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name and Address Marilyn Bjarnarson 760 Magnus Road Washington Island, WI 54246 ALL 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 26, 2011. Person Giving Notice: Marilyn Bjarnarson 760 Magnus Road Washington Island, WI 54246 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. A ttorneys for Personal Representative: 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 382-3154 By: /s/ Thomas L. Nunnallee for E. MARK BREED III Florida Bar No. 338702 E-Mail Address: breednunn@bnpalaw.com August 26; September 2, 2011 1050Legals 1050Legals 1050Legals Classified ads get fast results Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 DOES MAKING MONEY MAKE YOU HAPPY? Sell your used appliance with a News-Sun classified ad. Call today, gone tomorrow! 314-9876


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If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued out of the County Court of the Nineteenth Judicial Circuit In and For St. Lucie County, Florida, on the 3rd day of November, 2010, in the cause wherein RIVERSIDE NATIONAL BANK OF FLORIDA, is Plaintiff, and ALBERT MIDDLETON and KIMBERLY MIDDLETON a/k/a KIMBERLEY MIDDLETON, are Defendants, being Case No. 562010CA001223 in the said Court, I, Susan Benton, Sheriff of Highlands County, Florida, have levied upon all of the Defendant, KIMBERLY MIDDLETON's, right, title and interest in and to the following described PERSONAL property in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: 2005 FORD EXPEDITION VIN #1FMPU17505LB13670 2006 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER VIN #3A4FY58B36T284736 and on the 6th day of September, 2011, at DUCK'S BODY SHOP, 1153 Hawthorne Dr. in the City of Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, at the hour of 1:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all of the said defendant, KIMBERLY MIDDLETON's, right, title and interest in the aforesaid property at public outcry and will sell the same, subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and judgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder or bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied as far as may be to the payment of costs and the satisfaction of the above-described execution. Dated this, August 3, 2011 SUSAN BENTON, SHERIFF OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA By: /s/ Lt. J. Bailey Jr. Lt. Jack Bailey, Jr. DEPUTY SHERIFF In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities A ct, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the agency sending this notice at 434 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, Telephone 863/402-7228 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TTD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Services. August 5, 12, 19, 26, 2011 NOTICE OF DISPOSITION A CCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STORAGE FACILITY ACT THE FOLLOWING STORAGE UNITS LOCATED AT THE STORAGE PLACE OF AVON PARK, 395 CR 17A WEST, AVON PARK, FL 33825 WILL BE DISPOSED OF ON SEPTEMBER 19, 2011, AT 10:00AM. ALL UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN HOUSEHOLD GOODS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. Names and unit numbers are as follows: NAME UNIT NUMBER Chuck Lauver 112 Gary Wright 227 Robert Padgett Jr. 309 Calvin Crowell II 339 DISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATISFY LANDLORD'S LIEN, MANAGEMENT RESERVES ALL RIGHTS, UNDER FLORIDA LAW, ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN CASH. August 26; September 2, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: GC 10-803 SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, a special district and a public corporation of the State of Florida, Plaintiff, vs. TARPON IV LLC, a Limited Liability Company not registered with the State of Florida, its successors and/or assigns; NATIONAL RECREATIONAL PROPERTIES OF SUN 'N LAKES, LLC, a Florida Limited Liability Company, its successors and/or assigns; CAPITAL SOURCE FINANCE, LLC, a Delaware corporation; its successors and/or assigns; and WALTER McCORMACK, if alive and if not, his unknown spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, or other parties claiming by, through, under or against WALTER McCORMACK, and all claimants under any of such party; Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above-titled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lot 45, Block 342, Unit 16, Sun 'n Lake Estates of Sebring, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 04, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 7th day of September, 2011. SIGNED this 8th day of August, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk August 19, 26, 2011 NOTICE Pursuant to IRC Section 6104(d), the annual return of the Sonni Family Foundation, Inc. is available for public inspection at the office of the NCT Group CPA's, L.L.P. located at 435 S. Commerce A venue, Sebring, Florida, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Questions should be directed to the Foundation's trustee, Dr. Rajeswari Sonni, at 446-2017, or the Foundation's C.P.A. William R. Benton, at 385-1577. August 26, 28, 31, 2011 NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS NAME LAW NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned, desiring to engage in business under the fictitious name of TLC THERAPY HOOVES, located at 400 Breeze By Way, Sebring, FL 33875, intents to register the said name with the Division of Corporations of the Department of State, Tallahassee, Florida. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 24th day of A ugust, 2011. Cloud Dancers Incorporated, a Florida Non-Profit Corporation By: /s/ Terri Lynn Crutchfield Terri Lynn Crutchfield, President CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III A ttorney for Applicant 551 South Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 (863) 385-0112 August 26, 2011 1050LegalsDUMMY 09 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 00010683


www.newssun.comNews-Sun Friday, August 26, 2011Page 13 A 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 1996 DODGEDAKOTA SPORT Auto 96,000 miles, A/C, includes topper, no leaks, new shocks, well maintained, one owner, Good Condition. $3000 obo 863-414-1201 or (cell) 954-937-9189 9200Trucks 9000 Transportation 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & SuppliesSNAPPER RIDINGMower 28 cut, Like New! / McLane gas edger / Featherlite gas weed eater. Will sell all for $850. 863-382-0555 7400Lawn & Garden SEBRING THURSSat. 8 ?. Weather permitting. 6703 Old Oak Ave. Clothes, furn., misc. SEBRING FRI.Sat. 9 3pm. 1520 Shamrock Dr. Estate Sale! Entire contents of home. Antiques, piano, furn, china. US 27, rt. on Sparta, rt. on Schlosser, to Shamrock. SEBRING -Reserve your space at the downtown SEBRING COMMUNITY GARAGE SIDEWALK SALE. Clear your closet and garage. See application at www,destinationdowntownsebring.com SEBRING -MULTI FAMILY SALE! 1 Marybell Landing Rd. off Elliott, off 98. Fri & Sat 8/ 26 & 27, 8am-? tools, electronics, clothing man's-woman's & kids, toys, home decor, framed mirrors, antiques, household items.. SEBRING -1802 Iris Ave. Fri & Sat, Aug 26 &27, 8am-2pm. Furn., tools, boating equip., hide-a-bed, household items, Teak wall unit, antique fishing lures, Kit. table & hutch. Much More! AVON PARKSALE OF SALES 2451 U.S. 27 S.(near previous Bella Vista). Aug 25-26-27 & 28 9am-3pm. Manicure & Pedicure stations, complete Hairdressing stations, Commercial Tanning Beds ( all like new), Beautiful 3 pc. home desk set, Home health care equip., Exercise equip., & Lots of Household Stuff. 7320Garage &Yard Sales VACUUM -Upright / excellent condition. reconditioned & Guaranteed 30 days. $ 20 863-402-2285 ROD &REEL Jarvis Walker Rod & Reel combo 7'. New. 4 for $70. Call 863-655-1953 MOTOR CROSSBIKE small. $75 Call 863-655-0216 MATTRESS &BOX SPRING, Queen size. Good cond. $60 Call 863-873-0689 FULL SIZEBrass Headboard / Frame / Mattresses. $75 863-465-5210 COMPUTER DESKw/slide out drawer & tray, hutch w/2 doors. $35.00 Call 863-385-2349 BLADE SET(3) New Gator Mulching 48". $27 Gator# 518253, John Deere. #M115495. Call 352-655-0049. AIR CONDITIONER4000 BTU Room size unit. Hot Point, older model, works excellent. $40 863-402-2285 7310Bargain Buys ORGAN -elect., 2 manual keyboards, pedal board made by General Music model Topaz, w/ bench. $150 / Golf club set, Cleveland driver & 3 wood Callaway Big Bertha, 3-sand wedge, putter & bag, $150 863-465-7009 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. Call 863-873-1292 7300MiscellaneousPIANO -SPINET, BALDWIN HOWARD with Bench. Excellent Condition. $300. 863-385-8231 7260MusicalMerchandise 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 DINING SETRattan, w/4 chairs, glass top. $150 obo. Call 863-385-5677 DINING SET$400, China Cabinet, $400, Wall Unit, $700, All Like New. Call 863-382-8740 BED -queen size, 5 drawer chest & night stand. $100 863-465-7009 7180FurnitureMOVING SALE!PIANO Kimball console Excellent condition. Very well tuned! & Side by Side refrigerator, with ice & filtered water on door 3mos old.. For Details Call 863-382-9800 7040Appliances 7000 MerchandiseSEBRING LARGERoom, Furn. Private bath. All utilities plus cable. Laundry, kitchen, huge backyard w/canal. Lovely Community. $450/mo. Move in September 1st. Call 863-655-1644. 6400Rooms for Rent 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 3BR/2BA Lakefront home w/pool. Many upgrades. Nice yard. Enjoy boating, fishing & swimming, right in your own back yard! $1000 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 -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 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 HousesBEAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING 2BR, 1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping, building 5 yrs. new. Pets OK. $595 month. Medical Way. RENTED!!! 6200UnfurnishedApartments AVON PARKLEMONTREE APTS 1BR $520 mo. + $350 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Call Alan 386-503-8953 AVON PARK**** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 SEBRING -1 & 2 BR Apts. Fresh paint. Includes water. $395-$550 / mo. Call Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. 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 Has 3 Modular Homes Available at HUGE Savings Over 40K Off Call Today! 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 SaleRECENTLY FORECLOSED Special Financing Available, Any Credit, Any Income 3BD, 2BTH, 1344 Sq. Ft. Located at 6211 Fara St. Sebring. $59,900. Visit: www.roselando.com/9QF, Drive by then call (866) 249-0680 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial TRUCK DRIVEROver-the-Road. Must be able to stay out 3 + weeks at a time. Verifiable experience necessary. Clean driving record a must! Mechanical knowledge a plus. For application or information Call 863-452-5959. SEEKING WEB/GRAPHICSDESIGNER Must have multi platform experience Please E-mail officetalent@yahoo.com or Fax 863-471-2565 SEBRING &LAKE PLACID F/T Experienced Cooks & Servers. Bartenders needed 1 yr. exp. Apply on line @ beefobradys.com PHLEBOTOMY TRAINING With Certification Workshop Saturday Sept. 17 9am. 6pm. Fee $400. Call 877-741-1996 www.medical2.com Also Hiring Instructors 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. EXPERIENCED PLOWFOREMAN 3 years plus a must. Experienced in plowing & locating telephone and fiber optics. Call 863-443-6250 2100Help Wanted PART-TIME RECREATIONLeader I City of Avon Park is accepting applications for a permanent Part-time Recreational Leader I. This position is responsible for planning, directing and supervising leisure programs and activities in an assigned recreation area for adults and/or children. To perform this job successfully, an individual must have effective organizational skills; knowledge of rules and techniques of a variety of recreational activities; leadership skills and ability to positively interface with the general public in a recreational setting; ability to maintain effective working relationships with superiors, associates and subordinates. Must be able to perform manual labor. High School Diploma or GED Equivalency, (1) year experience in recreation or an equivalent combination of training and experience. CPR and First Aid are required within six months of employment. Florida Drivers license required. Starting hourly rate: $8.00. The City of Avon Park is a Smoke and Drug-free workplace. E.O.E. Applications available at City Hall, Human Resources Office, 110 E. Main Street, A von Park, Fl 33825. Applications close Friday, September 02, 2011 at 4:30 p.m. LIBRARY ASSISTANT(PT) Responsible for library technical services & clerical work. Associate's degree & exp. pref. Mon Thurs.8 am -1 pm and occasional Fridays. $8.60/hr. Deadline 5pm., 9/8/11. Visit: www.southflorida.edu/hr for details. (863)784-7132. EA/EO/VET'S PREF. 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 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 Employment WANT NEW FURNITURE Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds 314-9876 Then shop till you drop! LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.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 NOW ACCEPTINGAPPLICATIONS VERANDA BREEZE APARTMENT AND TOWNHOMES Affordable Housing Income Restrictions Apply. 2, 3, & 4 Bedrooms Clubhouse-Playground Resident Activities-Computer Lab 2308 Wightman Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 Phone 863-382-0044 TTY/TDD 711 CITY OF SEBRING 2X2 00011347 DUMMY 09 DOCK CAPTAIN 2X3 00011051AVON PARK HOUSING 1X4 00010696 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 00010694ARC RIDGE AREA 1X1 CLASS. AD 00010751 Contact Usƒ By Phone (863) 385-6155 By Mail 2227 US Hwy 27S Sebring, FL 33870 By E-Mail www.newssun.com/contact/


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Special to the News-SunLAKEWALES – The Highlands Youth Football and Cheer Organization (HYFC) began their pre-season last week in the Kick-Off Classic as the newest youth football and cheer sports program in Highlands County. But Saturday, Aug. 20, was the first official game of the season. HYFC is part of the Police Athletic League (PAL) Association Sunshine Conference and the Highlands Eagles football teams and cheerleaders have been working hard since practice began in July. The anticipation of getting to play the first official game of the season was finally here. Coaches have been getting their game strategies together and players were very excited and their hopes were high as they traveled to Lake Wales to take on the Gators. The first team to take the field was the Flag team, ages 5 and 6-years old and led by head coach Bob Ford. The game started on a high note when Fred Hankerson took the opening kickoff in for a touchdown for an early lead. The Gators then put up 19 unanswered points to have the lead at halftime 19-7. The Eagles rallied together in the second half, scoring on runs by Hankerson, Kaden D’Amico and Ezera Jackson, but ultimately the team fell just short in the end with a final score of 31-27. Next to take the field were the Mighty Mites, ages 7, 8 B SECTION News-Sun Friday, August 26, 2011 Page 4BGame Notes The Devils will unveil their new Pistolformation,a modified version of the shotgun. Tonight will mark the first meeting between the two schoolsfootball programs. Coach Speak Avon Parks Andy Bonjokian : Im hopiing for good old fashioned football basics.We can go hard,but now we have to execute.Ž 2010 Recor ds Avon Park 3-7; Tenoroc 3-8 Avon Park at TenorocGame Notes Tonight is a rematch of last years Kickoff Classic,with Hardee running wild in a 49-7 win. The QB decision has yet to be made,but RB A.J.Gayle stands out as the featured back. Coach Speak Lake Placids Jason Holden : Tyler Kelsen and Robert Walton both shine in different areas at quarterback. Going into Friday night,they are both going to see about equal playing time.Ž 2010 Recor ds Lake Placid 3-8; Hardee 4-8 Lake Placid vs. HardeeGame Notes Tonight marks the debut of head coach LaVaar Scott as well as starting QB Davaris Faulk. The Terriers averaged nearly 44 points per game last season and were 4-3 in District 6-1B play. Coach Speak Sebrings LaVaar Scott : Moore Haven is very fast and can break a play at any time.Wed like to get the win,but this game is more about working on things and getting the offense to start clicking.Ž 2010 Recor ds Sebring 9-2; Moore Haven 7-4 Sebring at Moore Haven All games have 7:30 p.m. kickoffs unless otherwise noted Taking to the airTeams with deep corps of receivers at an advantage PAGE5BSPORTS News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN Kenzie Hargaden gets this kill shot between Avon Parks Kayla Wilson, #15, and MLynn McKibbon, #7, in Sebrings w in at the Preseason Classic Tuesday. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING – Preseason tournaments are really just meant for teams to see what they have when it comes to full-fledged competition. Not too much should be read into wins and losses, but more attention is paid to what worked, what didn’t and what then needs to be worked on. Tuesday’s opener of Sebring’s Preseason Classic volleyball tournament shone a light on bits and pieces of the good and the bad. But what came out of it was much more bad than good. The Lady Red Devils of Avon Park, for one, were a hardly recognizable team. Described as scrappy by head coach Stephanie Devlin for her squad’s preview was actually selling them short. It was a much more sharp, aggresive and focused team that showed up, with scrappiness as a component of their game. And this was all in great evidence despite a three-set loss to Sebring, which also showed plenty of positives. “We knew what to expect because we’ve seen them,” Lady Streak head coach Vanessa Sinness said. “That is a much better team and that’s great. We want to be challenged, we want strong teams, programs in our county.” It was a good thing Sebring knew what to expect, because if they had been surprised by the Lady Devils rise, they could well have been knocked back on their heels – though at times they were. In a good back-and-forth early going of the first game, a Teresa Devlin kill evened things up for Avon Park and another score put them up before Dino Lower misdirected a tip to tie it up again. Things remained like that until the Devils really kicked it into gear. AKayla Wilson kill and Ashley Chacon ace highlighted a six-point run that took a 9-9 deadlock and opened up a 15-9 lead. Sebring worked its’way back with a series of small runs, finally catching Avon Park at 19-19, and back to the back-and-forth it went before the Streaks eked out the 2522 win. In years past, the tough loss might have set the tone for the night and figurative sails may have lost their wind. But not this year. The second and third games played out much the same, with as pitched a battle as one could hope for in any setting, much less a prese ason opener. “The atmosphere was great,” Sinness said. “We had a good group of fans, Lake Placid had a good crowd here and the Avon Park fans really added to it.” The second game saw Sebring holding onto narrow leads throughout, with Avon Park never falling too fa r behind and continually coming back, eventually evening things up at 18-18. But two mini-runs settled the 25-19 Blue Streak win, before it was back to grea t action in the third game. Here it was the Devils up early, trying to hold of f Sebring, the Streaks then breaking out to a 12-9 lead and Avon Park battling back to tie it at 22-22. But again, Sebring got the Preseason V olleyball Classic A sweeping open See CLASSIC, Page 4B Courtesy photo Junior Varsity Eagle Sammy Smith runs with the ball after losing his shoe, with teammate Timothy Jordan there to block the Gators on his heels in Highlands Youth Football action last Saturday in Lake Wales. Eagles a handful for Lake Wales See EAGLES, Page 4B Special to the News-SunSebring Youth Football kicked off their regular season with games in Sebring and Lake Alfred this past Saturday, Aug. 20. The Blue Streaks took the field at home against Lake Placid and it was almost a clean sweep. They started the day with the Flag game, coached by David Young, with a 14-12 win. The Mitey Mite team, coached by Chris Gilbert, took the field and pulled out the second win of the day for the Streaks, 20-6. The most exciting game was in the Pee Wee division, who are coached by Carlos Cardoso. The Pee Wees jumped out in front with a 7-0 lead in spite of the rain. Raheem Daniels scored the first touchdown and the extra point before Lake Placid responded with their own touchdown, but the extra point was no good for a 7-6 margin. Sebring then went back to work and drove the ball down the field with Devion Littles scoring for a 13-6 lead. The Pee Wee defense was able to stop LPfrom scoring again and when a punt was brought all the way back for a score by Jatavion Holder, the final was all but set. The ultimate margin was booted through the uprights by T.J. Granata for the extra point and a 21-6 win. The final game at home was the Junior division, coached by Bob Duncan. The kids gave it a valiant effort but were unable to put any points on the board in a 32-0 loss. The Thunderbolts traveled to Lake Alfred Saturday for a tough day of football. The Flag team, coached by Jeremy Daugherty, did take the only win of the day for the Bolts 20-13. Coach Daugherty said his defense kept Lake Alfred from running away with the game. The Mitey Mites, coached by Ron Shiflet, took an 8-0 loss due to a fumble which resulted in Lake Alfred Raiders putting those points on the board. The Pee Wee team, coached by Ira Hill, took a tough loss 32-0 and the Thunderbolt Juniors, coached by Luke Ancrum, fell as well 6-0, though Garret t Yarborough was a beast on defense. Sebring’s Senior team, coached by Bronson Smith, also found the trip to Lake Alfred a bitter one, ending with a loss.. Tank Randolph really kept the Senior squad in the game, but Lake Alfred picked off a pass with under 1:30 left to seal thei r win, 6-0. Saturday, Aug. 27, the Blue Streaks will be a t home against what Sebring considers to be thei r biggest rivals, Avon Park. Kick off will be at 9 a.m., please come out and support your local youth football and cheer teams. Admission is $3 fo r Adults and $2 for Students, 4-and-under are free. The Thunderbolts will be on the road Saturday in Arcadia to play the Desoto Bulldogs. A mixed bag Saturday for Sebring Youth Football Courtesy photo The ride has ended, but the Sebring All-Stars summer was the stuff that dreams are made of. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comIt came to an end early Thursday morning, the Sebring All-Stars run at the National American Tournament of Champions in Cooperstown, NY., with a 7-1 loss to team Hard 9 of California. “Sometimes you jus t come up against a team that’s better than you on a Sebring run at Dreams comes to an end See SEBRING, Page 4B


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 more trip this month for some fun times on area waters. 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 assistan t 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 d ay and players should bring glove, cap, ba t 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 Frank Peterson at 382-9541, or Donna Stanley at 441-4897.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 ol ds for The YMCACheer Team. Call 382-9622 for any questions.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” benefi ts 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 pla yers 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 p e r player. Please contact Sarah Pallone at 4022913 for additional information or e-mail team information to spallone@habitathighlands.org AMERICAN LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Boston7950.612„ New York7750.6061 Tampa Bay7058.54781‡2Toronto6663.51213 Baltimore5077.39428 Central Division WLPctGB Detroit7059.543„ Cleveland6364.4966 Chicago6365.49261‡2Minnesota5574.42615 Kansas City5377.408171‡2West Division WLPctGB Texas7457.565„ Los Angeles7159.54621‡2Oakland5970.45714 Seattle5673.43417 ___ Tuesdays Games Cleveland 7, Seattle 5, 1st game Oakland 6, N.Y. Yankees 5 Seattle 12, Cleveland 7, 2nd game Kansas City 6, Toronto 4 Detroit 2, Tampa Bay 1 Boston 11, Texas 5 Baltimore 8, Minnesota 1 L.A. Angels 5, Chicago White Sox 4 Wednesdays Games Seattle 9, Cleveland 2 Boston 13, Texas 2 Oakland 6, N.Y. Yankees 4, 10 innings Toronto 4, Kansas City 3 Tampa Bay 3, Detroit 2, 10 innings Baltimore 6, Minnesota 1 L.A. Angels 8, Chicago White Sox 0 Thursdays Games Oakland at N.Y. Yankees, late Baltimore at Minnesota, late Detroit at Tampa Bay, late Kansas City at Toronto, late Boston at Texas, late Fridays Games Kansas City (F.Paulino 2-5) at Cleveland (Jimenez 1-1), 7:05 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 9-10) at Baltimore (Tom.Hunter 2-2), 7:05 p.m. Tampa Bay (Shields 11-10) at Toronto (H.Alvarez 0-1), 7:07 p.m. Oakland (G.Gonzalez 10-11) at Boston (Wakefield 6-5), 7:10 p.m. L.A. Angels (Haren 13-6) at Texas (D.Holland 11-5), 8:05 p.m. Detroit (Porcello 11-8) at Minnesota (Swarzak 3-3), 8:10 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Peavy 5-6) at Seattle (Furbush 3-5), 10:10 p.m.NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Philadelphia8345.648„ Atlanta7853.59561‡2Washington6266.48421 New York6168.473221‡2Florida5872.44626 Central Division WLPctGB Milwaukee7854.591„ St. Louis6763.51510 Cincinnati6466.49213 Pittsburgh6168.473151‡2Chicago5773.43820 Houston4288.32335 West Division WLPctGB Arizona7159.546„ San Francisco6961.5312 Colorado6368.48181‡2Los Angeles6069.465101‡2San Diego6071.458111‡2___ Tuesdays Games Arizona 2, Washington 0 Milwaukee 11, Pittsburgh 4 Philadelphia 9, N.Y. Mets 4 Cincinnati 8, Florida 6 Atlanta 5, Chicago Cubs 4 L.A. Dodgers 13, St. Louis 2 Colorado 8, Houston 6 San Diego 7, San Francisco 5 Wednesdays Games Pittsburgh 2, Milwaukee 0 N.Y. Mets 7, Philadelphia 4 L.A. Dodgers 9, St. Louis 4 Colorado 7, Houston 6, 10 innings Florida 6, Cincinnati 5, 1st game Arizona 4, Washington 2 Cincinnati 3, Florida 2, 2nd game Chicago Cubs 3, Atlanta 2 San Francisco 2, San Diego 1 Thursdays Games Atlanta at Chicago Cubs, late Arizona at Washington, late Cincinnati at Florida, ppd., rain Pittsburgh at St. Louis, late Houston at San Francisco, late Fridays Games Florida (Hensley 1-5) at Philadelphia (Oswalt 6-7), 7:05 p.m. Atlanta (T.Hudson 13-7) at N.Y. Mets (Capuano 9-11), 7:10 p.m. Washington (Wang 2-2) at Cincinnati (Willis 0-3), 7:10 p.m. Chicago Cubs (R.Lopez 4-4) at Milwaukee (Wolf 10-8), 8:10 p.m. Pittsburgh (Ja.McDonald 8-6) at St. Louis (Westbrook 10-7), 8:15 p.m. San Diego (LeBlanc 2-2) at Arizona (Collmenter 7-8), 9:40 p.m. Colorado (Rogers 6-2) at L.A. Dodgers (Lilly 7-13), 10:10 p.m. Houston (Happ 4-14) at San Francisco (Bumgarner 7-12), 10:15 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Columbus1177402924 Sporting KC979363631 Houston8711353432 Philadelphia8610343024 New York6614324137 D.C.7710313435 Chicago3715242833 New England41111232639 Toronto FC41211232548WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Los Angeles1439513720 Seattle1259453627 FC Dallas1277433327 Colorado10611413934 Real Salt Lake1076363220 Portland9125323341 Chivas USA7910313229 San Jose51010252634 Vancouver3139182642 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ Wednesdays Games Portland 1, Chivas USA 0 Saturdays Games Columbus at Seattle FC, 4 p.m. Houston at Vancouver, 7 p.m. San Jose at Toronto FC, 7 p.m. Portland at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m. Colorado at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. FC Dallas at Sporting KC, 8:30 p.m. Real Salt Lake at Chivas USA, 10 p.m. Sundays Game s Los Angeles at New York, 7 p.m. New England at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB Indiana198.704„ Connecticut1710.6302 New York1612.57131‡2Atlanta1413.5195 Chicago1215.4447 Washington521.192131‡2WESTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB x-Minnesota216.778„ Phoenix1511.57751‡2Seattle1512.5566 San Antonio1313.50071‡2Los Angeles1215.4449 Tulsa124.04019 x-clinched playoff spot ___ Tuesdays Games Los Angeles 86, Washington 82, OT Atlanta 83, Chicago 80 Minnesota 78, Tulsa 72 New York 74, Phoenix 70 Seattle 63, San Antonio 55 Thursdays Games Tulsa at Seattle, late Fridays Games Phoenix at Connecticut, 7:30 p.m. San Antonio at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Washington at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Tulsa at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League CLEVELAND INDIANS…Recalled INF Cord Phelps from Columbus (IL). Optioned RHP Zach McAllister to Columbus. TEXAS RANGERS…Recalled RHP Darren O'Day from Round Rock (PCL). Optioned C Taylor Teagarden to Round Rock. TORONTO BLUE JAYS…Recalled OF Darin Mastroianni from Las Vegas (PCL). National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS…Designated INF Cody Ransom for assignment. COLORADO ROCKIES…Selected the contract of 3B Kevin Kouzmanoff from Colorado Springs (PCL). Optioned INF Chris Nelson to Colorado Springs. Designated INF Ryan Rohlinger for assignment. FLORIDA MARLINS…Recalled OF Logan Morrison from New Orleans (PCL). HOUSTON ASTROS…Placed LHP Sergio Escalona on the 15-day DL. Recalled RHP Juan Abreu from Oklahoma City (PCL). NEW YORK METS…Placed RHP Jonathon Niese on the 15-day DL. Called up C Mike Nickeas from Buffalo (IL). PITTSBURGH PIRATES…Placed LHP Ryan Ludwick on the 15-day DL. Purchased the contract of LHP Aaron Thompson from Indianapolis (IL). SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS…Claimed RHP Heath Bell off waivers from San Diego.FOOTBALLNational Football League DALLAS COWBOYS…Signed CB Orlando Scandrick to a five-year contract extension. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS…Agreed to terms with QB Kerry Collins. NEW YORK JETS…Signed S Tracy Wilson. Waived LB Brandon Long and G Chris Stewart. Claimed OT Nevin McCaskill off waivers from Pittsburgh. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Football vs.Hardee,7:30 p.m.; Swimming,Green and White meet,5:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.Clewiston,6/7:30 p.m.; Swimming at Sebring,5:30 p.m. THURSDAY,Sept 1: JV Football vs.DeSoto,7 p.m.; Volleyball at Sebring,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring TODAY: Football at Moore Haven,7 p.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball at Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Golf at Lake Wales,4 p.m.; Girls Golf at George Jenkins,4 p.m.; Swimming vs.Lake Placid,5:30 p.m. THURSDAY,Sept.1: JV Football vs.Avon Park,7 p.m.; Volleyball vs.Lake Placid, 6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Golf at Lady Maverick Tournament,Pembroke Pines,4 p.m.; Swim at All Saints Academy,5:30 p.m. SFCC TODAY: Volleyball at Florida Christian College,7 p.m. SATURDAY: Volleyball hosts Tri-Match,vs.Webber,Noon,vs.Brevard,4 p.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball at Clearwater Christian College,7 p.m. FRIDAY,Sept.2: Volleyball at Hillsborough Tournament,vs.HCC,11:30 a.m.,vs. Webber JV,2 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Football at Tenoroc,7 p.m. THURSDAY,Sept.1: JV Football at Sebring,7 p.m. N N F L L P R E S E A S O N FR I D A Y 8 8 p m Green Bay at Indianapolis. . . . . . . . . . . . . C B SSA T U R D A Y 8 8 p m New England at Detroit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C B S A U T O R A C I N G FR I D A Y 7 : 3 0 0 p m NASCAR … Food City 250 . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P NSA T U R D A Y 7 : 3 0 0 p m NASCAR … Irwin Tools Night Race . . . . . . A B CM A J O R L E A G U E B A S E B A L L FR I D A Y 8 8 p m Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee . . . . . . . . . . W G NSA T U R D A Y 4 4 p m Regional … Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Atlanta at N.Y. Mets or Detroit at Minnesota . . . . . . F O X 7 7 p m Chicago Cubs at Milwaukee . . . . . . . . . . W G NB O X I N G SA T U R D A Y 1 0 : 3 0 0 p m Robert Guerrero vs. Marcos Maidina . . . . H B OT E N N I S FR I D A Y N o o n ATP … Winston-Salem Open . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 2 2 p m WTA … New Haven Open at Yale . . . . . E S P N 2 7 7 p m WTA … New Haven Open at Yale . . . . . E S P N 2SA T U R D A Y 1 2 : 3 0 0 p m ATP … Winston-Salem Open . . . . . . . . . . . C B S 5 5 p m WTA … New Haven Open at Yale . . . . . 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 SA T U R D A Y N o o n International Championship. . . . . . A B C 3 3 p m U.S. Championship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A B C Times, games, channels all subject to change T R A C K A N D F I E L D SA T U R D A Y 1 : 3 0 0 p m IAAF World Championships . . . . . . . . . . . N B CG O L F FR I D A Y 9 : 3 0 0 a m EuroPGA … Johnnie Walker Classic . . . . G O L F 1 1 p m U.S. Amateur Championship, Day 3 . . . . G O L F 3 3 p m PGA … The Barclays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G O L F 6 : 3 0 0 p m PGA … Boeing Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G O L FSA T U R D A Y 9 9 a m EuroPGA … Johnnie Walker Classic . . . . G O L F 1 1 p m PGA … The Barclays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G O L F 3 3 p m PGA … The Barclays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C B S 3 3 p m U.S. Amateur Championship, Semifinal . . N B C 3 3 p m LPGA … Canadian Womens Open . . . . . . G O L F 6 : 3 0 0 p m PGA … Boeing Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G O L FH I G H S C H O O L F O O T B A L L FR I D A Y 9 9 p m Armwood at Bishop Gorman (NV) . . . . E S P N 2SA T U R D A Y N o o n St. Thomas Aquinas at Prattville (AL) . . E S P N 3 : 3 0 0 p m South Panola (MS) at Hoover (AL) . . . . . E S P N 7 7 p m Sulpher Springs at Denton Ryan (TX) . . E S P N 1 0 0 p m Pleasant Grove at Monterey Trail (CA) . E S P N 2M A J O R L E A G U E L A C R O S S E SA T U R D A Y N o o n First Semifinal … Teams TBA . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 3 3 p m Second Semifinal … Teams TBA . . . . . . E S P N 2 LIVESPORTSONTV Major League Baseball WNBA Major League Soccer Transactions Page 2BNews-SunFriday, August 26, 2011www.newssun.co m


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and 9, led by head coach Willis McGuire. The Eagles took the field and quickly showed the Gators how strong they were. The offense took the field and quickly made their way to the end zone with Pyshon Mathis passing the ball to Ryan Brown for a touchdown. The defense made their presence known as Bailey Riggles made several key tackles on the day and Ryan Brown intercepted the ball and ran it back for a 65yard touchdown. Mathis ran the ball in for another touchdown and the Eagles dominated the Gators to take the first win of the day, 19-0. Coach McGuire attributed the win to his coaching staff. “I’ve got to thank them for all the support, patience and hard work with the players,” he said. The Pee Wees, aged 10 and 11, led by head coach Tim Hooks, were eager and ready to take the field after last week’s loss. The offense had two early touchdowns, by Thurlow Wilkins and Kasey Hawthorne, called back on penalties, but it didn’t get the team down. Thurlow and Kasey went on to score several touchdowns during the game. The defense rallied together with Colton Williams and TJ “Cadillac” Williams making key tackles and dominating the field and earning the second win of the day with a 40-0 shutout. Following the Pee Wee game, the Junior Varsity team, ages 12 and 13, managed by head coach Cliff Howell, took the field with the Gators. The Eagles were taking on last year’s PALSuper bowl runnerup’s, so this was definitely the awaited game of the day. The game got off to a great start with the offense coming out and taking an early lead with Akem JnPierre scoring his first touchdown of the year. The Eagles defensive came out strong with some awesome tackles made by CJ Harris and Timothy Jordan. The Gators, however, scored a touchdown just before halftime to take a 7-6 lead. After halftime, the defensive battle was on. Key tackles were made by Anthony Healy, Trace Thompson and Nicholas Lynch with an interception by Sammy Smith. The Eagles offensive line, made up of newcomers Jalen Wheelock, Frank Molina and Jorge Ortiz stood strong as the offense made several strides in the second half, but fell just short of making it happen when a blocked punt gave the Gators the last score and win for the day. It was a difficult loss for the JVteam but they represented the new Eagles association well. Last game of the day was the Varsity team, ages 13, 14 and 15, led by head coach John Bishop. The Gators came out strong, taking an early lead. The Eagle offense came out tough, driving down the field but were unable to find the end zone going into halftime down 24-0. In the second half, the defense came out strong with Cole Kilgo making some key tackles, Mailik Taylor getting an interception and Tyler Edwards sacking the quarterback which resulted in a fumble. The Varsity defense shut down the Gators offense in the second half but was unable to put any points on the board resulting in a loss with a final score of 24-0. All in all it was a great day of football. The Eagles had taken flight as the newest association and team in the PAL association and had some great results during the day. The Highlands Eagles will be playing in their first official home game this Saturday, Aug. 27, against the Dundee Hornets at the Avon Park High School Field. Games will begin at 8:30 a.m. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children. The HYF Board of Directors would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the Avon Park High School Athletic Department and the Avon Park Band for allowing us the use of their facilities as our home field this season as well as our parents, players, cheerleaders and coaches for your participation and contributions you have made to form this new association and make this day of football a success. Come on out to support the Highlands Youth Football and Cheer program. Golf HammockOn Monday, Aug. 22, the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am Points at Golf Hammock. Doug Haire scored a plus-5 for first place in A group and Denis Shank took second place at even. There was a three-way tie for first place in B group as David Mulligan, Joe Hyzny and Tony Frances all had plus-1. C group saw Terry Yandle break 80 as he scored plus-30, good for first place. Terry has been golfing five years, congratulations. Tying for second was Gerry Geouque and Sal Sboto with plus-1. Bill Ringo shot a plus-5 taking first place in D group, second place was Larry Spry with plus-3 and John Tyner had plus-2 for third place. Next Monday the Mezza Group will play at Golf Hammock CC beginning at 7:45 a.m. For more information, call Pete Mezza at 382-1280.PinecrestThe Mens Association played Team and Individual Pro-Am Points Wednesday, Aug. 24, with Keith Strickland, Vern Gates and J.W. McCamic joining forces to score a +5 for the team win. Individually, Jim Peters won A Division with +3, Gates took B Division with +2 and McCamics +1 topped C Division.SpringLakeThe SpringLake Womens Golf Association played a Four Person Scramble Wednesday, Aug. 24 on the Panther 1 and Panther 10 courses. The team of Linda Pfleger, Marge Bates, Rosie Foote and Ruth Ann Payne won first place with a gross score of 72. Dotti Blackwell, Judy Dunn, Mary Cebula and Jean Donahue won the tiebreaker over the team of Teri Swisher, Rita Jaskowski, Julia Starr and Joann Deweese for second place with 73. On Tuesday, Aug. 23, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association held a flighted Pick Your Partner 1 Best Ball event. This was played on the back nine of Cougar and the front nine of Panther. Winners of the A Flight were Jan Hard and Jack Hoerner, who won with a net 61 strokes. Each player took six holes and they tied on the other six. There was a tie for Second Place between Ken Kirby and a Blind, and the team of Jon Brower and Tom Bates, each posting scores of 62. The B Flight was won by Gerry Esty and Dan Porter, with a net 62 strokes scored. In this pairing, the Ham and Egg factor was even higher; Mr. Esty and Mr. Porter each won seven holes and tied on four holes. The team of Leon Van and Bob Frederick took Second Place with a net 63. Mr. Van took six holes, Mr. Frederick took seven, and they tied on five. The team scores of Flight A ranged from 61 to 70 and the scores of Flight B ranged from 62 to 70; indicating a very competitive league. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, August 26, 2011www.newssun.com HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 1 0 6 7 8 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 0 HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 1 0 6 7 8 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 0 But again, Sebring got the key points late and took the 25-22 win for a sweep that felt like a five-game match. “We are much better this year and it was just a matter of the little mistakes that cost us tonight,” Devlin said. “There are some things to work on, sure, there was some miscommunication at times, but I’m impressed with how we played overall. Starting out like this, I think we’re going to do well.” Asentiment shared by Sinness. “It was awesome,” she said. “Very back and forth, both of us worked out our kinks and knew what we had to do. “We were a little frazzled at first with first-game jitters and with how they came at us, that didn’t settle things so easily. But the sign of a good team is getting it together. Westepped back, took a deep breath and did that very well..” On the more dour side of things, six-time defending district champ Lake Placid didn’t seem its’usual self in a 3-0 sweep at the hands of Okeechobee. Now, the Lady Brahmans are a perennial power, but a team the Lady Dragons, at their full potential, would normally be able to keep up with, at least. But that team didn’t show up. “I’m not sure if it was first-game jitters, overconfidence from all the work we’ve done, I don’t know, but that wasn’t my team out there tonight,” head coach Linette Wells said. “There was little in the way of positives. We weren’t serving well, our serve receive was almost non-existent. At least we saw things we need to work on. But this isn’t the team we are and it won’t be the team that comes out Thursday.” Lake Placid started out decently enough, scoring first on a Marissa Baldwin block, but in running with the bulls, if you’re not at your best, you will get gored. And the lack of an efficient serve receive certainly lead to that, allowing the Brahmans to go off on extended runs. One to open up a 9-7 lead to 15-7, then 21-12 before closing out the opener with a 25-17 win. The Lady Dragons again hung in there in the early going of the second game, tying things at 7-7 on a Samantha Phypers kill. But it jumped to 9-7, closed to 9-8, and then the bottom dropped out as Okeechobee scored the next 15 in a row to make it 24-8. Aminor run delayed the inevitable, but the 25-12 win was soon in the books. “At times we played together and stayed with them, but then things would just fall apart,” Wells said. The third game was evidence of that as, again, early on it stayed close. But a 6-5 game suddenly blew up to 12-5. Closing the gap to 14-11 just meant another run made it 19-11. A20-14 margin preceeded a run to make it 24-14 before the 25-15 final was set. At a loss, like their coach, the Lady Dragons weren’t overly concerned afterward. “I don’t know what that was,” Taylor Miller said. “We just weren’t ourselves, but we’ll get it back.” Rhoni Gavagni took it as a lesson as well. “I’m not sure what was wrong,” she said. “But at least we know things we have to work on.” The tournament concluded Thursday night with Avon Park and Lake Placid meeting in the consolation game, a game that could well be a preview of a great district battle, and Sebring facing Okeechobee for the championship. See Sunday’s News-Sun for a recap. Continued from 1B Classic shows strengths, things to work on Continued from 1B Eagles home opener tomorrow at APHS given day,” head coach Dean Frazier said. “They were just the better team today and I tip my cap to them. “Their pitcher was just unhittable the first couple of innings. He had a wicked curve and a real good fastball,” Frazier continued. “Then we had some trouble with errors and gave them a few cheap ones. But even without those, they still beat us 3-1.” The journey had to end sometime, in what has already been a magical summer for the junior Blue Streaks. Asecond straight Dixie Ozone World Series win followed by the quick turnaround to the 103-team tournament near the Baseball Hall of Fame. And through the first three games, the high-powered offense didn’t miss a beat, piling up an astounding 70 runs. Then came the close call against another California team, Orange Crush, with a 5-4 win keeping them undefeated. But it was back on track offensively and defensively in Tuesday’s final rounds of pool play, with 12-0 and 190 wins that propelled the team to a No. 4 seed heading into the single elimination championship bracket. Things continued to roll with a 12-0 win Wednesday night, but just nine hours later, they were back on the field and found the Hard 9 squad to be just a bit too much. “I’m just so proud of the kids, all the work they’ve put in,” Frazier said. “We’ve been on a great run and played two bad games all summer. “If you’d have told me that after last year’sWorld Series that we’d win it again this year and go right up to this tournament and essentially finish in the sweet 16 out of 103 teams from all over the country, I’d have taken that.” Continued from 1B Sebring stands out in Cooperstown NEWS-SUN€ 385-6155


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 26, 2011Page 5B BYRANDYCOVITZMcClatchy Newspaperst’s no secret the NFLis a passing league, thanks to rules changes favoring quarterbacks (don’t hit them too hard), pass blockers (liberalized use of the hands) and receivers (no contact in the rst ve yards). But where once a quarterback had one or two go-to receivers, his options have multiplied to as many as four or ve who are capable of breaking open a game at any time. Consider how the Green Bay Packers beat Pittsburgh in the Super Bowl. Aaron Rodgers completed passes to 10 different receivers, led by Jordy Nelson’s nine catches for 140 yards and a touchdown. The Packers weren’t the only team with so many targets. The New York Jets didn’t have a 1,000-yard receiver, but they had four players with 52 or more receptions. In fact, 1,000-yard seasons aren’t the best benchmark for receivers’production anymore. It’s 100-yard games. In 2010, there were just 17 1,000-yard receivers, down from 23 in 2009. But there were 181 100-yard receiving games, up from 163 in 2009 and the most since 2004, when there were 182. Pittsburgh’s mercurial Mike Wallace had the most 100-yard receiving games with seven, and he tacked on another 89 yards with nine catches in the Steelers’Super Bowl loss. It’s little wonder then that two wide receivers were selected in the rst six picks of the draft — Georgia’s A.J. Green, taken with the fourth selection by Cincinnati; and Alabama’s Julio Jones, taken by Atlanta, which traded a bundle for the sixth choice.TOP RECEIVERSHere’s a look at ve teams with the most dangerous eet of receivers.Atlanta Falcons: The Falcons gave up ve draft picks, including their second-round choice this year and next year’s rst-round pick, to move up 21 spots to take Jones, who will join one of the league’s most lethal passing attacks. Jones will provide a deep threat to go with Roddy White, who led the NFLwith 115 receptions and was second in yards with 1,389, including ve 100-yard games. Add Hall of Fame-bound tight end Tony Gonzalez and quarterback Matt Ryan has plenty of options.Green Bay Packers: The Packers had ve receivers with at least 43 receptions, led by Greg Jennings, who was second in the NFC with 1,265 yards, second in the NFLwith 12 TD catches and had ve 100-yard games. But Rodgers has so many choices, including veteran Donald Driver, the franchise’s all-time receptions leader, and Super Bowl hero Nelson. In addition to James Jones, the Packers drafted Kentucky’s Randall Cobb, a former quarterback who can play any of the receiver positions, plus ll the wildcat role. Pittsburgh Steelers: Even with Ben Roethlisberger missing the rst four games, Wallace had a breakout season in 2010 with 60 receptions for 1,257 yards — and an AFC-best 21-yard average. Dependable Hines Ward contributed four 100yard games, while tight end Heath Miller is good in the clutch. Yet it was rookie Antonio Brown who emerged in the playoffs, making a crucial third-and-19 catch for 58 yards late against Baltimore, and a third-and-6 grab of 14 yards that sealed the AFC championship game against the Jets.New York Jets: Little wonder the Jets ponied up a guaranteed $24 million to retain Santonio Holmes. The Jets also signed the controversial Plaxico Burress to a one-year contract after he served 20 months in prison on a gun charge. Before prison, Burress, at 6-foot-5, had been a great target in the red zone for the Giants, a weakness for the Jets. Last season, Holmes missed the rst four games in 2010 because of a suspension and caught only 52 passes, but he scored or set up the winning touchdown in four consecutive Jets’victories. His signing made it dif cult for New York to keep big-play receiver Braylon Edwards, but Mark Sanchez will still have an array of targets, including veteran wideout Jerricho Cotchery, tight end Justin Keller, running backs LaDainian Tomlinson and Shonn Greene, and fth-round pick Jeremy Kerley, a multitalented receiver from Texas Christian University whose abilities as a special-teams player make him a replacement for departed free agent Brad Smith.Philadelphia Eagles: The Eagles’receiving corps would make a pretty good 4x100 relay team, starting with DeSean Jackson, whose 22.5-yard average per catch for 47 receptions led the NFL. Other members: Jeremy Maclin — who caught 70 passes, 10 for TDs — and Jason Avant, who contributed 51 receptions. But the Eagles’leading receiver was LeSean McCoy, who led all running backs with 78 receptions as a check-down option for Michael Vick.NEW FACES IN NEW PLACES CB Nnamdi Asomugha, Philadelphia Eagles:The additions of Pro Bowl cornerbacks Asomugha and Dominique RodgersCromartie (in trade for Kevin Kolb), Pro Bowl pass rusher Jason Babin (a one-time Chief) and signing of QB Vince Young as backup to Michael Vick, have the folks in Philly calling the Eagles the Dream Team. Asomugha was the cream of the freeagent crop, and he’ll team with Rodgers-Cromartie and Asante Samuel as the best corner combo in the NFL. The Eagles also signed defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins, formerly with the Packers. QB Kevin Kolb, Arizona Cardinals: The worst-kept secret in the NFL after the Eagles put the franchise tag on Michael Vick. Had it not been for the lockout, Kolb would have been dealt to Arizona before the draft, because the Cardinals lacked a strong quarterback last year following the retirement of Kurt Warner. Kolb, 27, has made only seven uneven career starts in four seasons (11 TDs, 14 INTs), and coach Ken Whisenhunt and general manager Rod Graves are staking their reputation on him. QB Matt Hasselbeck, Tennessee Titans: There’s little doubt that Hasselbeck, 35, still has game, as evidenced by his impressive performance in Seattle’s upset of New Orleans in the NFC playoffs. But there are questions about his durability and whether he can sustain a high level of play. The Titans’front of ce is lled with former Seahawks executives who think Hasselbeck will serve as a bridge to rst-round pick Jake Locker, who will need a little time to acclimate to the NFL. QB Donovan McNabb, Minnesota Vikings:It’s kind of sad to see a once elite player bounce from team to team. But the Vikings seem to specialize in this tactic. (Remember Randall Cunningham, Warren Moon, Brett Favre?) If McNabb couldn’t succeed with a quarterback-friendly coach such as Mike Shanahan, throwing 14 TDs and 15 INTs in 13 games at Washington, there’s not much reason to think he’ll thrive in Minnesota. If new coach Leslie Frazier is smart, he’ll have McNabb hand off to Adrian Peterson until rstround pick Christian Ponder is ready. WR Chad Ochocinco and DT Albert Haynesworth, New England Patriots: The Patriots have had success with reclamation projects (see Randy Moss and Corey Dillon), but they’ve outdone themselves with Haynesworth, an out-of-shape malcontent during his two years in Washington, and Ochocinco, an egomaniac who doesn’t seem to t the Patriot Way. Coach Bill Belichick sees Haynesworth as a 6-6, 350pound man-mountain who can line up alongside Vince Wilfork, and Ochocinco as a needed target for Tom Brady. CANT-MISS GAMES DAVID MAIALETTI/PHILADELPHIA DAILYNEWS/MCTNnamdi Asomugha ELIZABETH FLORES/MINNEAPOLIS STAR TRIBUNE/MCTDonovan McNabb vs.ROOKIES TO WATCH QB Cam Newton, Carolina Panthers: All eyes will be on Newton, the rst overall pick of the draft, to see how fast he can adapt to the NFL game without an off-season program. First, he has to beat out Jimmy Clausen. It may be a bit much to expect Newton to match the 50 total TDs he produced as Heisman Trophy winner last year at Auburn, but his arm strength and quick feet will help him make plays. OLB Von Miller, Denver Broncos: As a pass rusher, Miller will be able to make up for lost time a lot easier than quarterbacks or interior linemen. Just line him up and aim him toward the backeld. Miller, the second overall pick, has recovered from an ankle injury that limited him to 10.5 sacks last year at Texas A&M after leading the nation with 17 in 2009. DT Nick Fairley, Detroit Lions: The Lombardi Award winner slipped to 13th in the rst round of the draft but couldn't have landed in a better place: Alongside defensive rookie of the year Ndamukong Suh and getting yelled at every day by Gunther Cunningham. Fairley led the nation with 24 tackles for loss to go with 11 sacks for the national champion Auburn Tigers. NFLteams with receiving corps four or ve deep are using that advantage to scoreJEFF SINER/ CHARLOTTE OBSERVER/MCTCam Newton CHUCK LIDDY/RALEIGH NEWS & OBSERVER/MCTThe Atlanta Falcons gave up ve draft picks to move up 21 spots in the NFLdraft to take Alabama wide receiver Julio Jones. Saints at Packers, Sept. 8: How often do the past two Super Bowl champions meet on opening night? It's tough to beat a game featuring the last two Super Bowl MVPs: Saints QB Drew Brees and the Packers'Aaron Rodgers. This matchup is sure to make fans forget about the tedious off-season labor negotiations. If they haven't forgotten already. Eagles at Falcons, Sept. 18: Eagles'QB Michael Vick will make his rst start in the Georgia Dome since 2006, and the sight of No. 7 will either stir the crowd to cheers or jeers. Matt Ryan, the quarterback who replaced Vick three years ago, has done pretty well himself, leading the Falcons to two playoff berths in three years. This game will feature two of the most explosive offenses in the NFL. Jets at Patriots, Oct. 9: Oh boy, we get Jets coach Rex Ryan rolling into New England again, where he lived up to his boasting by leading his team to the AFC championship game with an upset of the Patriots. New England QB Tom Brady has not hidden his disdain for the Jets and would love nothing better than to replicate the Patriots' 45-3 win over New York last Dec. 6. vs. vs.Make sure to mark these must-see matchups on your calendar:Green Bay's Jordy Nelson caught nine passes for 140 yards and a touchdown in Super Bowl XLV.RON JENKINS/FORTWORTH STAR-TELEGRAM/MCT


P age 6BNews-SunFriday, August 26, 2011www.newssun.com 00011389 H URRICANESEASON D uring a hurricane watch Frequently listen to radio, TV or N OAAWeather Radio All Hazards for o fficial bulletins of the storm's p rogress. Fuel and service family vehicles. Inspect and secure mobile home t ie downs. Have extra cash on hand. Prepare to cover all windows and d oors with shutters or other shielding m aterials. Check batteries and stock up on c anned food, first-aid supplies, drinki ng water and medications. Bring in light-weight objects such a s garbage cans, garden tools, toys a nd lawn furniture. D uring a hurricane warning Closely monitor radio, TV or N OAAWeather Radio All Hazards for o fficial bulletins. Close storm shutters. Follow instructions issued by local o fficials. Leave immediately if o rdered! If evacuating, leave as soon as p ossible. Stay with friends or relat ives, at a low-rise motel or at a desi gnated public shelter. DO NOTstay in a mobile or manu factured home.Notify neighbors and a family member outside of the warned area of your evacuation plans.Take pets with you if possible, but remember, most public shelters do not allow pets other than those used by the handicapped. If staying at home Turn refrigerator to maximum cold and keep closed.Turn off utilities if told to do so by authorities.Turn off propane tanks.Unplug small appliances.Fill bathtub and large containers with water in case tap water is unavailable. Use water in bathtubs for cleaning and flushing only. Do NOTdrink it.Plan to leave if you... Live in a mobile home. They are unsafe in high winds no matter how well fastened to the ground.Live near a river or a flood plain.Live in a high-rise building. If winds become strong... Stay away from windows and doors, even if they are covered. Take refuge in a small interior room, closet or hallway.Close all interior doors. Secure and brace external doors.If you are in a two-story house, go to an interior first floor room.If you are in a multi-story building and away from water, go to the first or second floor and stay in the halls or other interior rooms away from windows.Be alert for... Tornadoes. They are often spawned by hurricanes.The calm "eye" of the storm. It may seem like the storm is over but after the eye passes, the winds will change direction and quickly return to hurricane force.After the storm Keep listening to radio, TV or NOAAWeather Radio All Hazards.Wait until an area is declared safe before entering.Watch for closed roads. If you come upon a barricade or a flooded road, "Turn Around Don't Drown!"Avoid weakened bridges and washed out roads.Stay on firm ground. Moving water only 6 inches deep can sweep you off your feet. Standing water may be electrically charged from power lines.Once home, check gas, water and electrical lines and appliances for damage.Use a flashlight to inspect for damage. Never use candles and other open flames indoors.Do not drink or prepare food with tap water until officials say it is safe.If using a generator, avoid carbon monoxide poisoning by following manufacturer's instructions.Don't walk in flooded areas with downed power lines. Hurricane preparation checklist


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 26, 2011Page 7B (Category)1 2 3 4 5 Examples Irene, 1999 Georges, 1998 Floyd, 1999 Katrina, 2005 Alicia, 1983 Hugo, 1989 Charley, 2004 Florida Keys Hurricane, 1935 Camille, 1969 Andre1992 Sustained Wind 74-95 96-110 111-130 131-155 >155 Minimal: Damage primarily to shrubbery, trees, foliage and unanchored mobile homes. No real damage to other structures. Storm surge typically 45 ft. above normal. Moderate: Some trees blown down. Major damage to exposed mobile homes. Some damage to roofing materials, windows and doors. Storm surge typically 6-8 feet above normal. Extensive: Large trees blown down. Mobile homes destroyed. Some structural damage to roofing materials of buildings. Some structural damage to small buildings. Storm surge typically 9-12 feet above normal. Extreme: Trees blown down. Complete destruction of mobile homes. Extensive damage to roofing materials, windows and doors. Complete failure of roofs on many small residences. Storm surge typically 13-18 feet above normal. Catastrophic: Complete failure of roofs on many residences and industrial buildings. Extensive damage to windows and doors. Some complete buildingfailuresStormsurgetypicallygreaterthan18feetabovenormal The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a 1 to 5 rating based on the hurricane’s sustained wind speed. This scale estimates potential p roperty damage. Hurricanes or Typhoons r eaching Category 3 and higher are considered m ajor hurricanes because of their potential for l oss of life and damage. Category 1 and 2 s torms are still very dangerous and warrant p reventative measures. For more information egotowwwnhcnoaagov/aboutsshsshtml Types of Damage Due to Hurricane Winds and Storm Surge Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale HURRICANESEASON


Page 8BNews-SunFriday, August 26, 2011www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSun at 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. For information contact 840-0152. Pastor Larry Carmody. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. "Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth." Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, pastor; Scott King youth minister; and Joy Loomis, music director. Regular Sunday schedule: 8:30 a.m. Orchestra rehearsal; 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 11 a.m. Morning Worship; 11 a.m. Children's Church; 4 p.m. Evening Service. Tuesday schedule: 8-10 a.m., basic computer class/Sonshine House; 7-9 p.m. conversational English and citizenship classes/Sonshine House. Regular Wednesday schedule: 5:15 p.m. Family Night Supper; 6 p.m. Bible Study and Prayer; 6 p.m. Adult Choir Practice; 6:30 p.m. children's choir rehearsals; 7 p.m. children's mission groups. Call 4536681 for details. Primera Mision Bautista, 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park, Johnattan Soltero, Pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 10 a.m., Bible Study; 11 a.m., Worship Service. Wednesday schedule: 7 p.m., Bible study. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Children's Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing God's Heart and Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and women's prayer breakfast is at 8a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the "Place to discover God's love." For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, minister of youth and activities. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) "Where the old fashion gospel is preached." Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the "Son" always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 382-0869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 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, 3850752. 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-se rmons. 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 o f 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,PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION A tonement Lutheran Church ELCASEBRING — The 11th Sunday after Pentecost service with Holy Eucharist will be led by the Rev. Jefferson Cox. Eucharist Assistant/Lector is Jim Fiedler. The Labyrinth Prayer Garden is patterned after a very famous Labyrinth in France! We are honored and privileged to have a Labyrinth in Sebring, in memory of a former member, Kaitlyn Gossett. This week, the church added new plants in memory of Scott Eugene Koch, who passed away on Aug. 17. The church is accepting donations for the upcoming Trash and Treasure yard sale Sept. 15-17. Call Jim Schwandt at 655 -1495 or the church at 385-0797 and leave a message to make arrangements to pick up of donations. A von Park Church of ChristAVON PARK — “Your Kingdom Come Your Will Be Done” taken from the Scripture Isaiah 9:6-7 will be the message presented by Minister Larry Roberts. Avon Park Church of Christ is at 200 S. Forest Ave. For information call 453-4692.Christ Lutheran Church, LCMSAVON PARK — This Sunday morning, Pastor Scott McLean will be preaching a sermon entitled “Losing is Living.” The church is at 1320 C.R. 64, east the Avon Park High School. For more information, call 471-2663 or visit www.christlutheranavonpark.org/. This is an LCMS congregation.Christian Training Church SEBRING — The Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled “Degrees of God’s Wrath” at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study will continue the book of Hebrews. Eastside Christian ChurchLAKE PLACID — Wednesday evening’s our mid-week Bible study and discussion time is an informal setting with open discussion. Eastside Christian Church is at 101 Peace Avenue in Lake Placid, two miles east of U.S. 27 on C.R. 621. Call 465-7065.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING — The Rev. George Miller will deliver Sunday morning’s sermon, “Faith as a Verb,” taken from the Scripture Psalm 105-1-15. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road). Call 471-1999 or visit www.sebringemmanuelucc.c om/.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING — Pastor Gary Kindle will be delivering his sermon entitled “Lose Your Life Good or Bad?” based on Matthew 16:16:21-28. Fall Sunday School begins Sunday, Sept. 4, and the church will go back to its regular meeting time, 9:1510:15 a.m. On Rally Day, students move up to the next class according to their age and grade they are in public or private school. Children (and adults) will meet their teachers and be able to review this year’s curriculum. There will also be a progressive brunch where everyone is invited to visit each Sunday School classroom, meet the teacher and enjoy different refreshments in each room. The children will also receive a goodie bag.First Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID — On Sunday, Pastor Darryl George will preach the sermon entitled “The Exceptional Deacon!” with regards to I Timothy 3:8-13. There will be no Sunday evening service. The Hands of Christ Food Ministry will distribute food to the needy at 3 p.m. The church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper Avenues in Placid Lakes. A nursery is provided for all services. For more information, please call 465-5126 from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday or email the church at placidlakes@hotmail.com/.First Christian ChurchAVON PARK — “How NOTto Burn in Hell” is the sermon for this week in Pastor Greg’s sermon series “Cooling Off In This Hot, Hot World.” The message is taken from Ecclesiastes 3:11-22 and Matthew 25:3246. This Wednesday evening there will be regular Bible Studies for all ages. First Christian Church of Avon Park’s motto is at 1016 W. Camphor St. (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 4535334 or e-mail firstchristianap@embarqmail.com with any questions or to request information. The website is www.firstchristianap.com/.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING — At the Lord’s Table this Sunday morning will be Bob and Betty Harcourt. Communion will be served by Carol Chandler, Sandi Laufer, Jayne Weldy and Carol Graves. Lynne Warman will be responsible for the Call to Worship and Cy and Ruby will be the greeter for the Sunday service. Children’s Church, under the leadership of Noel and Juanita Roberts, will begin meeting again. Pastor Ron’s sermon is titled “The Gospel in a Nutshell,” from John 3:16. Adrienne Diaz will be serving in the nursery the whole month of August. The acolyte for the month of August is Heaven Kunsak. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave. Call 3850352 with any questions.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK — On Sunday morning, Pastor Bob Johnson’s sermon is entitled “Escaping the Heat” based on II Peter 3:10-13. Special music will be provided by the men’s trio consisting of Don Antonson, Bob Brock and Gene McEndree singing “Satisfied” and a solo by Ruth Mann. Church News Continued on page 9B


www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 26, 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 Sunday school is available for all ages. The adult Sunday school class is watching a video series published by Focus on the Family and narrated by renowned teacher and historian Ray VanderLaan. These videos visit different places in the Holy Land and make the viewer feel as if they are back in Bible times. Sunday’s video is entitled “There’s Hope in the Desert.” Wendy Garcia is teaching the youth class and their lessons discuss how the Bible applies to life today. The Family Gathering meets at 6 p.m. On Thursday, Sept. 1, the Men’s Fellowship meets at The Depot for breakfast and returns to the church for a short Bible study and a work project at a member’s home. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). Call the church office at 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING — “Just Pilgrims” is the title of Sunday morning’s sermon given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer. Monday is the Session meeting in the conference room. Tuesday, is the Grief Support Group in the adult classroom and Wednesday is adult Bible study in the adult classroom.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING — The Rev. A.C .Bryant will give the message “Power in the Church” with the Scripture reading from Acts 5:12-21. United Methodist Women will be hosting a salad luncheon for “Special Friends Day” and all women of the church are invited to attend on Tuesday, Sept. 6, at 11:30 a.m. Family Fellowship Dinner & Bible Study on Wednesday evening with dinner is in the Family Life Center. “Women of the Word” Bible study by Beth Moore will be starting Wednesday, Sept. 7. Listen Live on WITS-AM 1340 each Sunday to hear the worship service. Call the church office for information at 385-5184. The church is downtown at 126 South Pine Street. The website is www.sebringfirstumc.com/.First Baptist Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK — The Rev. Jon Beck will be speaking at the morning service and the evening service. Wednesday services include prayer meeting/Bible study as well as children and youth Activities. Spanish Church, led by the Rev. Jonathan Soltero, meets Sunday and Wednesday The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information, call (863) 453-6681 or e-mail info@fbcap.net.Grace Pointe ChurchSEBRING — On Tuesday, Home Bible Study will be “The Future Revealed The Seven Vials Revelation 15.” The kids will get back to studying the books of the Bible: what they are about, what they are about, who wrote them, etc. Sunday morning, Pastor Zimmer continues Summer with the Psalmist. The river renewal sermon series on the Psalms continues through August. Ustream available, live or 24 hours a day, seven days a week, of all services in Sebring. Log on to ustream.tv, and then enter gracepointetv in the search box. Choose your session.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING — Pastor Ted Moore’s sermon this Sunday will be: “Life’s Ultimate Question,” with Scripture from Mark 8:27-28. Communion is offered during the service weekly. The service will also include Roland Bates singing “Wings of a Dove;” Jill Browning reading “The Trees;” and Toby Cribbs singing “If that isn’t Love.” Bible study resumes Sept. 6-7. Tuesday’s adult Bible study will be taught by Pastor Ted Moore. Wednesday night are the young adult and children’s programs taught by George Kelly, Jon and Amanda Armentrout and Toby Cribbs. It features a free meal by Barbara Kelly and Dorothy Newton. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix). Call 314-9693.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID — A series on how God helps you deal with stress continues this week. The topic is God’s Antidote to Fear. Pastoral Assistant Claude Burnett will preach in the Sanctuary for the Heritage (Traditional) Worship Service and the Celebration (Blended) Worship. Senior Pastor Fred Ball will lead the New Song (Contemporary) Worship Service in Rob Reynolds Fellowship Hall. Sunday is Pizza and Game Night for the Youth group (students sixth through 12th grade). They will meet in the Lighthouse at 5 p.m. The church is behind the tower at 500 Kent Ave. in Lake Placid. Call 465-2422 for more information.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING — The Sunday morning Bible lesson, “Caring For One Another” is taken from Ruth 4 (King James Version). Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the message in the morning worship service. The Sunday evening Continued from page 8B RELIGION Church News Continued on page 12B


By MALCOLM RITTER APScience WriterNEWYORK — Scientists have made a promising advance for controlling dengue fever, a tropical disease spread by mosquito bites. They’ve rapidly replaced mosquitoes in the wild with skeeters that don’t spread the dengue virus. More than 50 million people a year get the dengue virus from being bitten by infected mosquitoes in tropical and subtropical areas, including Southeast Asia. It can cause debilitating high fever, severe headaches, and pain in the muscles and j oints, and lead to a potentially fatal complication. There’s no vaccine or specific treatment. Some scientists have been trying to fight dengue by limiting mosquito populations. That was the goal in releasing genetically modified mosquitoes last year at sites in Malaysia and the Cayman Islands. Australian scientists took a different tack, they report in Thursday’s issue of the journal Nature. First, they showed that Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the chief carriers of the dengue virus, resist spreading that virus if they are infected with a particular kind of bacteria. Then they tested whether these resistant mosquitoes could displace their ordinary cousins in the wild, thus reducing the number of dengue-spreading mosquitoes. The resistant mosquitoes have an advantage in reproduction. Resistant females can mate with either resistant or ordinary mosquitoes, and all their offspring will be resistant. But when ordinary females mate with a resistant male, none of the offspring survive. For the experiment, scientists released more than 140,000 resistant mosquitoes over 10 weeks in each of two isolated communities near Cairns in northeastern Australia, starting last January. By mid-April, monitoring found that resistant mosquitoes made up 90 percent to 100 percent of the wild population. The result is a “groundbreaking first step,” Jason Rasgon of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore wrote in a commentary accompanying the paper. Rasgon, who did not participate in the study, said the next hurdle is to test the idea in areas where dengue is spread constantly, rather than sporadically as in Australia. Researchers will also have to show it works against varied strains of the dengue virus, he said. Page 10BNews-SunFriday, August 26, 2011www.newssun.com FLORIDA HOSPITAL HEARTLAND A/P; 9.347"; 13"; Black plus three; process, 8/26/11; 0 0 0 1 1 3 6 3 HEALTHYLIVING Special to the News-SunSEBRING — Newsom Eye is pleased to announce the addition of vitreo-retinal surgeon and diabetic retinopathy specialist Karla Alejandro, M.D; and the addition of refractive surgeon and cornea specialist Brandon Rodriguez, M.D. Alejandro is now accepting appointments for any patients suffering from diseases of the macula and retina as well as diabetic patients concerned with the impact of diabetes on their vision. Highly trained from Louisiana State University's Ochsner residency program and the LSU Eye Center, Dr. Alejandro is a specialist in Diseases of the Retina, with special emphasis in macular degeneration and diabetic eye care. Alejandro adds a depth of vitreo-retinal knowledge and talent to Newsom Eye and residents of the Heartland region. Dr. Alejandro is fluent in English and Spanish and is very happy to call Florida her home with her husband. With the Gulf of Mexico in her new backyard, Dr. Alejandro plans to spend her time off swimming and running on the beach. Dr. Rodriguez is Cornell University fellowship trained in cornea and external disease, with an emphasis in corneal transplants, LASIK, pterygium, keratoconus and complex cataract surgery. A former US Naval officer serving in Afghanistan, Rodriguez brings a wealth of experience, talent and dedication to Newsom Eye. Proud to have served his country in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Rodriguez is joined here by his Tampa native wife, Virmary and their three lovely children. When he is not practicing ophthalmology, Dr. Rodriguez is an avid chef and stays fit swimming and surfing. Newsom Eye specializes in cataract and refractive surgery, vitreo-retinal surgery, corneal disease management, glaucoma management, as well as cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Newsom Eye maintains three offices in Tampa, Avon Park, and Sebring, and two AAAHC accredited ambulatory surgical centers. For more information please call (855) 9082020 or visit www.NewsomEye.com/. Newsome Eye welcomes two new doctors Rodriguez Alejandro Special to the News-SunSEBRING — The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a united movement to reclaim the future for millions. Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Circle Park downtown Sebring.Nearly 200 people from Highlands County are expected at this year’s event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. Pre-walk activities start at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m. Participants will take part in a two-mile walk and will learn more about Alzheimer's disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical trial enrollment, and support programs and services of the Alzheimer’s Association.Each walke r willjoin in a meaningful tribute ceremony to hono r those affected by Alzheimer's disease. The end of Alzheimer’s disease starts here. Start o r join a team today a t alz.org/walk or call 3853444 or 800-272-3900. The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the nation’s largest event to raise awareness and funds fo r Alzheimer’s care, suppor t and research. Walk To End Alzheimers set for Oct. 15 in Sebring SEBRING — Hearing Impaired Persons will distribute free amplified telephones to Florida eligible residents who have a hearing or speech loss, in the Conference Room from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Thursday, Sept. 1, at Nu-Hope Elde r Care Services, 6414 U.S. 27 S. in Sebring. Important: By appointment only. Call (941) 7438347. Free amplified telephones distribution set forSept. 1 Specialized mosquitoes may fight spread of tropical disease The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN


Special to the News-Sun SEBRING —Apassive exercise program that is beneficial to men and women of all ages and open to everyone in the community is offered through The Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization (HALLO) in Sebring. Six tabletop machines that do all the movement for you. This does not mean that this is an easy way to exercise. These unique machines are designed to isolate and exercise individual muscle group areas. They use a combination of stretching, isometrics and resistance to work and tone the major muscle groups and “trouble spots” of the body. You get 500 to 800 repetitions on four of the six machines. Each machine concentrates on a specific muscle group, with overall therapeutic benefits being achieved. Regular use of the toning tables stimulates increased blood, lymph and general body fluid circulation, which can be a serious problem for people who find normal exercise and even walking difficult. Improved blood circulation means that blood returns to the heart to be re-oxygenated more quickly and that boosts the body’s metabolism. The benefits of improved lymph fluid circulation are less well known. The lymphatic system relies entirely on muscle contraction to move the lymph fluid. Lymph vessels, which run almost parallel to the blood vessels, carry toxins away from the cells and into the lymph nodes, which act as a type of filtration plant and remove toxins from the lymph fluid. These toxins then leave the body via the kidneys as a natural waste product. It is a common misconception that people on toning tables are just lying there letting the machine do all the work. This is not the case. The machines are designed to position the body in just the right way to focus on a particular muscle group. While the machine goes through its motion, you perform isometric exercises to gain the most benefit. Isometric exercises are performed by tightening a specific muscle and holding it, or moving very slightly. Many yoga and Pilates moves are isometric exercises, and they are very effective. Toning tables assist you by providing a little more intensity to the isometric move. The most obvious benefit of the toning table is that there isn’t any jumping or straining of muscles and joints that goes along with more traditional exercising. As mentioned above, the toning table takes stress off of the joints and muscles. Toning tables may be a good alternative exercise for the elderly and those who have difficulty doing traditional aerobic or weight bearing activities. Besides the inches lost, many people with mobility issues gain flexibility, improve their posture and get stronger using toning tables. The recommended use is three times a week, but just twice per week will give you the equivalent of doing two hours per day of calisthenics, without the danger of doing an exercise incorrectly. The Passive Exercise program will leave you feeling relaxed and invigorated without the strain, without the pain and without the hours of strenuous exercise. Tru-Tone is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located in the medical complex behind Highlands Regional Medical Center at 112 Medical Center Avenue. Get started today. Call 385-1196 for an appointment or for more information. The Tru-Tone Passive Exercise Program is organized through HALLO, a non profit organization for adults with physical difficulties. For other information about the organization call 3851196 or go to www.halloinc.org/. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 26, 2011Page 11B DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 2 HRMC; 3.639"; 3"; Black; process, healthy living; 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 3 LAMPE & KEIFFER; 5.542"; 4"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 4 Ridge Area ARC; 1.736"; 3"; Black; **internet included**; 0 0 0 1 0 7 4 9 DearPharmacist: My brother is on a gluten free diet now and lost a lot of weight. He’s razzing me to join him in his gluten free diet, but I don’t see the point unless you have irritable bowel syndrome (that’s why he didit). I really like my pizza and beer too! I read you every week, are there other health benefits? — M.J., Hollywood Answer: My husband and I keep a very strict gluten free diet. We think of gluten, the protein found in many grains — like wheat, barley, and rye — as if it were an unnecessary food additive. Digestive problems are typically associated with gluten in those who are intolerant, but for every one person with classic digestive symptoms, there are eight with no GI symptoms. It’s the other “diseases” that you will get medicated for, until you learn of your gluten intolerance, and then get it out of your diet (assuming it is the cause of your troubles). This will shock you but gluten sensitivity and/or Celiac disease can cause or contribute to:psoriatic arthritis, Lupus, Type 1 Diabetes, dermatitis, ataxia, schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, attention deficit, peripheral neuropathy, muscle pain, headaches, bipolar, brain fog, fatigue, Hashimoto’s, elevated TPO antibodies, hypothyroidism and more. What are the odds that your physician will test you for gluten sensitivity before prescribing medication for these conditions? One problem is that gluten testing is frequently inaccurate. Blood tests like IgA anti-transglutaminase or anti-endomysial antibodies may come back negative, and many doctors say if your GI symptoms are not severe, then don’t bother avoiding gluten. Gluten is in anything made with all-purpose flour, which I think should be renamed “no-purpose flour.” Gluten’s in salad dressings, soy sauce, muffins, bread, pizza, pretty much everything. Gluten acts like glue in regular flour. I interviewed Dr. Tom O’Bryan, an internationally recognized speaker specializing in gluten sensitivity and Celiac disease. He explained, “Eating gluten will cause an inflammatory response in the intestines, and throughout the body.. Testing for gliadin antibodies is not thorough enough to detect an immune reaction because these tests basically detect Celiac at its end stage of intestinal deterioration, and many gluten sensitive individuals are not end stage when they take their blood test.” I recommend a brand new blood test, by Cyrex Labs, which evaluates 12 peptides of gluten (not just gliadin) therefore increasing the detection rate while also testing for cross reactivity with other foods that spark an immune reaction. Get more information, videos and articles from the gluten guy himself, Dr. Tom O’Bryan at www.theDr.com/. Up to 75 percent of people with persistent symptoms improve after going gluten free, and I mean no detectable gluten, not even a teeny bit. If you feel better, don’t ever reintroduce gluten again. A Gastroenterology study found that 25 percent of gluten sensitive people who eliminated all symptoms by going gluten free, went on to develop an auto immune disorder within three years of eating gluten again. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Gluten-free diet is good for your health HEALTHYLIVING Courtesy photo Six tabletop mahines are used in the passive exercise program at Handicapped Americans Love of Life Organization facility in Sebring. The machines use a combination of stretching, isometrics andresistance to work and tone the major muscle groups. Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Passive exercise program offered WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved Allergan’s Botox injection for a new use in patients who have bladder problems caused by spinal cord injury or multiple sclerosis. Patients with such neurological problems can have difficulty with bladder control, a problem currently managed with medication or by using a catheter to empty the bladder. ABotox injection treats the problem by relaxing the bladder muscles and allowing more space for urine storage. Botox is already approved for a half-dozen uses, most famously for removing wrinkles on the forehead, but also muscle spasms, migraine and eyelid twitching. FDA OKs Botox for certain bladder control issues Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 Associated PressWASHINGTON — Federal health regulators are warning doctors not to prescribe high doses of the antidepressant Celexa, because of the risk of fatal heart complications. The Food and Drug Administration said in an online posting that the drug can interfere with the heart’s electrical activity at doses above 40 milligrams. The label for Celexa previously stated that some patients should receive 60 milligrams, but the FDA has eliminated that language. “Studies did no t show a benefit in treatmen t of depression at doses higher than 40 mg per day,” the FDAstates. The new label will emphasize that Celexa should not be used in patients with congestive heart failure and other conditions that affect the heart’s pumping action. Drugmaker Fores t Laboratories sells Celexa in doses of 10, 20 and 40 milligrams. FDA warns of heart risks with high doses of Celexa GAINESVILLE (AP) — The liver and pancreas transplant programs at Shands at the University of Florida have been temporarily shut down after three of four top surgeons have left for new jobs. Hospital officials told the Gainesville Sun that the hospital is recruiting new physicians and will continue post-transplant care o f current patients. Shands Healthcare CEO Tim Goldfarb says he has interviewed three doctors in the last 10 days. He told the Sun he was making an offe r to one candidate Tuesday evening. Two of the four surgeons have already left the program. Shands temporarily shuts down transplant program


service will be our end-ofthe-month-sing, followed by fellowship time. The Wednesday evening service will be praise, prayer and Bible study.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING — On Sunday, the sermon topic will be “Killing Them with Kindness” taken from Romans 12:9-21. Disciple Bible Study orientation meeting will be at 4:30 p.m., on Sunday, Sept. 4.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING — This Sunday morning, Pastor Keith Simmons will have a sermonn titled “Joyful Zeal!” The Scripture reading will be taken from Romans 12:921 (verses 11-13). Sunday school will meet in the Fidelis Room. They will be studying “God Calls for Decision!” They will be looking at the Scripture Deuteronomy 30.Southside Baptist ChurchSEBRING — “Prophets? All This? For What?” is the topic the Rev. David Altman will be speaking on in the Sunday morning worship service. Children’s church and a nursery are available. The Sunday evening service will focus on prayer for all nations. The church is at 379 S. Commerce Ave. For information, call 385-0752.Spring Lake Presbyterian ChurchSEBRING — The sermon for Sunday morning, “Daniel, the Deliverer,” taken from Daniel 5:13-30, will be given by the Rev. Don Davis.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING — Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. The Rev. Clyde Weaver’s sermon: “Saul Became the Apostle Paul.” Fellowship follows the service.The Way ChurchSEBRING — “The Christian and Money” is Pastor Reinhold Buxbaum’s message with Scripture from I Timothy, Chapter 6. The “J” Unit (youth) meets Wednesdays at 6 p.m The Way Church is at 1005 North Ridgewood Drive. Church phone is 471 6140. Pastor’s cell is 2146190. For church information and the pastor’s messages go to www.thewaychurch.org/. Page 12BNews-SunFriday, August 26, 2011www.newssun.com AVON PARK BINGO; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv incentive; 0 0 0 1 0 7 5 3 STATE FARM; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 08/26/11; 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 0 POSHE DAY SALON; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 08/26/11; 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 9 Continued from page 9B Gospel Sing planned at First Assembly of God in LPLAKE PLACID — A Gospel Sing, featuring Jacky Fernandez, will be held at 6 p.m., on Sunday at First Assembly of God in Lake Placid. Jacky is a 12-year-old who loves and serves the Lord with all her heart. At 7, she performed her first song at her Miami church. Jacky has sang with youth groups, numerous church sings and fundraisers. She was selected in the top 30 participants and completed in semifinals in a Christian contest called “Voices for Heaven.” Even though she was the youngest participant she made the top seven finalists. Jacky has never taken singing classes, but since she was very little she has always loved to sing. First Assembly of God is at 327 Plumosa St.Rally Day at Faith Lutheran Sept. 4SEBRING — Faith Lutheran Church in Sebring will host Rally Day Sept. 4. The fall Sunday school begins Sunday, Sept. 4, and will go back to the regular meeting time of 9:15-10:15 a.m. On Rally Day, students move up to the next class according to their age and grade they are in public or private school. Children (and adults) will meet their teachers and be able to review this year,s curriculum. There will also be a progressive brunch where everyone is invited to visit each Sunday School classroom, meet the teacher and enjoy different refreshments in each room. The children will also receive a goodie bag.Divorce and Beyond program offeredLAKE PLACID — Divorce and Beyond, a 10week program, will address issues you face as a divorced adult. It will help you mourn your loss, move beyond the grief and adjust to your new lifestyle. As you build a network of friends who experience similar feelings and who accept you where you are at this point in your life, you will become a stronger and happier person. The program, which starts at 7 p.m., on Friday, Sept. 16 and runs consecutive Fridays through Nov. 18, will be held at St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placid View Drive, Lake Placid. The cost will be $15 (stipends available). Contact Elsie at 6992788 or (cell) 633-8142.Wilson to speak at SDA churchAVON PARK– Ted Wilson, president of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventist in Washington, D. C., will speak at the Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church at 11 a.m. Saturday. Courtesy photo Jacky Fernandez, 12, will be featured at Sundays Gospel Sing at First Assembly of God in Lake Placid. Snapshots Church News In my past article, “The Mountains and Valleys of Life,” we went on an imaginary journey down long trails and climbed mountains that were very rocky. We climbed until we reached the highest peak, and the view was beautiful. However, on our way up to the top, there were times we got so tired and thought we would never make it and often felt as though we wanted to quit. Just think of what we would have missed if we had not persevered. This experience was compared to what our individual journeys as believers in Christ are like. Isaiah 40:28, 29 and Isaiah 40:31 were two key verses of encouragement from God’s word. As the writer of this column, I have been tested in the same manner. We have been looking at the life of Joseph, and considering what God might have been trying to teach Joseph through trials while preparing him for his future in the palace. The lessons up to this point were the following: 1. Trusting God to direct his path (Proverbs 3:5,6). 2. Patience (James 1:2-4). 3. Do not give up (Galatians 6:9). Another lesson that God might have been trying to teach Joseph was the importance of waiting on Him. If we consider what Joseph had to go through and what we often go through, waiting on God is not always easy. I’m sure he went through times of grieving, was mad at God, or maybe wanted to take matters into his own hands. Remember Joseph was his father’s favorite son. He had the special coat of many colors. He was kindhearted and obedient, but he was hated so. All of the sudden, he was stripped of his beautiful coat, thrown into a pit, sold as a slave, thrown into prison for something he didn’t do. Could you imagine the thoughts that may have been running through his mind? “What is wrong with me?” “Am I that bad of a person?” “Why is God punishing me?” “What is the point of living if I have to live like this?” Remember, God could see the whole picture and had great plans. Genesis 41:37-57 tells us about Joseph’s rise to be king over Egypt. He was clothed with fine linen, jewels, and plenty to bless others. What if he had taken matters into his own hands instead of being patient and waiting on God to fulfill His awesome plan in Joseph’s life? Oh, how he might hav e missed out. Another question to consider is what Joseph would have done if God had told him ahead of time all that he would experience at the end of his life. Would his heart and motives been what they should have even when he was in the pit and prison? Would he have cried out to God for help? Is it possible that he would have tried to rush through the process instead of trying to live according to God’s plan. Many of us can probably relate in some way. We mu st not quit and try to be patient. Keep in mind that God knows the place we are in and cares. He also understands when we stumble. Psalm 37:23, 24 says, “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the Lord upholds him with His hand.” The next part will center morn in depth on Psalm 37 with a coming closure on Joseph’s life. Leslie Deese is a Sebring resident. She can be reached a t ljb_628@yahoo.com. Waiting on God, Part 1 RELIGION Come To The River Leslie Deese It is very easy to recognize the advantage of the written word over the spoken word —”save-ability.” You probably have letters from yesteryear that you read many times. One of the fallacies of email letters is that many to most are not saved in paper form. Thanks be to God that we have His word in written form to be read over and over and each reading gives deeper meanings. “Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor homosexuals, nor sodomites, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God.” (First Corinthians 6:9-11) These were words of warning and praise to the church of Christ, the body of Christ in Corinth. As this section of divine scripture is read over and over, one key word that stands out is “were,” a verb indicating past action/position. Some were involved in those unrighteous acts but no longer since they were washed/sanctified/justified in obeying the gospel of Jesus. (Acts 18:1-8) Question: if these lifestyles were acceptable to God, why did Paul praise them for turning away from such and proclaim “and such WERE some of you.”? The Holy Spirit continues with the instructions to “flee sexual immorality” and then with a question/answer, “Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (First Corinthians 6:18-20) These instructions are as fresh as the new day. The call for righteous living in an unrighteous world has never been popular. Ask the prophets Isaiah, Hosea, Amos, Micah or Jesus, the Christ, John the baptizer, the apostles John, Peter, Paul and present-day gospel preachers. The warning of Isaiah still rings loud and clear: “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter.” (Isaiah 5:20) Romans 1:18-32 is another one of those scriptures that is like brass: the more you rub it, the brighter it shines. The Holy Spirit, via the pen of Paul, gives us the cause and fruit of sexual perversion in its many forms. Cause: “became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened, professing to be wise, they became fools…exchanged the truth of God for a lie…and even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge…” Fruit: “There God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves…God gave them up to vile passions…God gave them over to a debased mind…” All of this is the results of the law of sowing/reaping.” (Galatians 6:7,8) But, Jehovah God is not willing that any should perish but all should come to repentance. (Second Peter 3:9) Therefore, there is rejoicing in heaven over one sinner that repents and there was rejoicing in Paul’s soul when he could say to the saints at Corinth “and such were some of you.” Frank Parker is a Sebring resident and can be contacted at frankparker27@yahoo.com Such were some of you Guest Column Frank Parker Get the paper delivered to you! 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By CHRISTYLEMIRE APMovie CriticAbrawny B-action picture with a gorgeous, graceful woman wreaking havoc at its center: Yup, “Colombiana” is a Luc Besson movie. The director of “La Femme Nikita” and “The Fifth Element” serves as cowriter and producer here, but this is very much a spin-off of his brand, a continuation of the kind of stereotypeand gravity-defying characters he’s made his name on. “Colombiana” feels more hammy and muscular, though — but knowingly so, and that’s what makes it solid, late-summer escapist fun. Zoe Saldana stars as Cataleya, who saw her parents killed in front of her when she was just a 9-yearold schoolgirl living in the slums of Bogota. Played as a child by the intense Amandla Stenberg in her film debut, she escapes by performing a dizzying series of parkour moves across rooftops and through windows before making her way to the U.S. Embassy to vomit up the microchip her father entrusted with her. No, the film from French director Olivier Megaton (“Transporter 3”) is not subtle. As the production notes so helpfully inform us, Megaton “takes his name from his birthday: The 6th of August 1965 is the 20th anniversary of the dropping of the Hiroshima A-bomb.” But certainly you weren’t looking for that, now, were you? Anyway, 15 years later, with the help of her Uncle Emilio (Cliff Curtis), Cataleya has become a highly efficient professional assassin, but she still seeks revenge against the drug kingpin (Beto Benites) and his right-hand man (Jordi Molla) who are responsible for her parents’deaths. The mark she leaves on her victims’bodies — a drawing of the orchid she’s named for — is a message for her childhood enemies but it also sparks the curiosity of the FBI agent who thinks he’s tracking a serial killer. (Lennie James serves as the film’s lone source of dignity and calm in the role.) Over-the-top bad guys spew generically menacing lines and hot women parade around in bikinis and lingerie. The catlike Saldana herself kicks butt in little more than tank tops and short-shorts, and prowls around during a thrilling jail hit in the kind of skin-tight body suit she might have worn to do motion-capture work for “Avatar.” Her character also likes to suck lollipops while she’s cleaning out her guns; again, subtle. The action, meanwhile, is totally preposterous, but that’s what you pay your money to see. Cataleya seems to be both omniscient and omnipresent, capable of arming or disarming any device, adept at crawling through or climbing over any obstacle in her path without ever smudging her sexy eyeliner. In fact, there’s only one scene where she seems to be in any real danger: a visceral, bruising sequence of handto-hand combat featuring towels and toothbrushes reminiscent of the third “Bourne” movie. For the most part, it’s all big and silly, but at least it’s enjoyably staged and crafted. But Saldana also manages to earn our sympathy, as the script (which Besson wrote with frequent collaborator Robert Mark Kamen) allows her to convey a surprising amount of emotion and inner conflict. Cataleya’s purely physical relationship with a hunky artist named Danny (Michael Vartan) forces her to confront the loneliness she’s long suppressed. But then it’s time for her to take her clothes off again. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, August 26, 2011Page 13B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 8/26/11; 0 0 0 1 1 3 6 4 DearAbby: My husband purchased a bag of individually wrapped frozen chicken breasts during his lunch break. After work, we took our kids to a concert and didn’t return home until 8 p.m. The bag of chicken was in his trunk for seven hours on a hot summer day. My husband thought it was OK to refreeze the meat and feed this to our kids, ages 6 and 2. I adamantly disagreed. What are your thoughts? We’ve had this argument before. — No Way! in San Jose DearNo Way!: Your husband is SERIOUSLYoff base. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, “cold food” — such as chicken, fish, raw meat — should be purchased just before leaving the market and the shopper should plan to drive directly home. Always refrigerate perishable food within two hours, and when the temperature is above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, it should be refrigerated within one hour! Food left in the car for the length of time your husband did is no longer fit for human consumption and could have made your children seriously ill. Readers, for the answers to food safety questions, the USDAcan be contacted on the Internet at AskKaren.gov. Submit a question there and it will be answered. The USDAalso has a Meat and Poultry Hotline, (888) 674-6854, which is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. DearAbby: My ex-husband and I divorced seven years ago. He has remarried, and I also recently married again. He is still bitter toward me. His emotional abuse was partly to blame for our split, although I was not entirely without fault. I made mistakes, too, which I regret. Two of my children hold me responsible for the divorce and continually throw my mistakes back in my face. I walk on eggshells around them. I have apologized repeatedly and asked their forgiveness. I’m afraid of losing contact with my grandchildren every time one of my kids becomes upset about the past. I have been to counseling, but was told I just have to be happy with me. Is there a way my children can finally forgive me for the past? I’m not a bad person, just a flawed one. — Human in Ontario, Canada DearHuman: We’re all flawed, including your children. If they are determined that blame for the divorce falls solely on you, while absolving your emotionally abusive husband, nothing you or I can do will change their minds. You have paid your therapist good money for the sensible advice you received, so please heed it. The longer you continue to walk on eggshells and tolerate the treatment you are receiving, the longer it will continue. Concentrate on your own life, and far more happiness will result than what you’re experiencing now. DearAbby: Many letters you print come from women who seem shocked because they’ve ended up with men who have little or no character. However, I have never dated a man who could hide his true colors longer than six months. You often advise these women to seek counseling or an attorney, but for the millions of women who haven’t yet made these mistakes, how about a shout-out for prevention? Amazingly, not getting legally attached and not allowing yourself to become pregnant by a man you’ve known only a few weeks isn’t considered common sense anymore. The heart is ungovernable, but people do have absolute control over using birth control and getting married. What percentage of women’s problems do you think could be avoided if, for the first year of dating someone, they used birth control 100 percent of the time and didn’t rush to get married? — Perplexed in Peoria DearPerplexed: I’d say about 50 percent — but I may be underestimating by a long shot. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips. Hot car, frozen chicken a dangerous combintation DIVERSIONS Dear Abby TriStar Pictures' Zoe Saldana stars as Cataleya Restrepo in Colombiana. Colombiana knows how silly, sexy it is Movie Review Columbiana Rating: PG-13 (violence, disturbing images, intense sequences of action, sexuality and brief strong language) Running time: xxx minutes Review: (of 4) By CHRIS TALBOTT APEntertainment WriterNASHVILLE, Tenn. —Angaleena Presley was doing what she usually does at 2 a.m. — sleeping —when the phone rang. On the other end of the line was Ashley Monroe, who had been hanging out with her friend Miranda Lambert and, perhaps, having a cocktail or two. “And I went, ‘Hey, this better be important, by God,”’Presley recalled, her young son sleeping next to her. “Turns out it was, huh?” Monroe said. That call 2 1/2 years ago led to Pistol Annies, a concept group of sorts that’s aimed at shaking things up and drawing attention to female singersongwriters who get sometimes get overlooked in the rush to find the next big star. “I just happened to be the one that got successful,” said Lambert, whose breakthrough 2009 album “Revolution” established her as one of country’s elite acts, with Grammy, ACM and CMAtrophies to go along with her recent status. “There’s a whole bunch of us that you haven’t heard yet.” The trio launched the aptly titled “Hell on Heels” this week. It’s a deep country take on life for the modern woman, running from glam to glum and back again. Lambert, dubbed “Lone Star Annie,” has been friends with Monroe (”Hippie Annie”) since soon after both signed with Sony several years ago. Monroe met Presley (”Holler Annie”) separately through her publisher. Monroe decided that late night to put her two friends together after she and Lambert began talking about Presley’s music. The friends started getting together to have fun. Alcohol might have been involved, though no one will confirm it. There was never talk of a concept group or even writing songs together. But eventually the guitars came out, and so did Pistol Annies. “Hell on Heels” has an attitude for sure, best evidenced in the title song, the wonderfully tart “Bad Example,” and Lambert’s ode to jerks (”Trailer for Rent”). But it’s more remarkable for its reflection of the times and how poverty and unhappiness are just a decision or two away. There are unpaid bills and plenty of pills. There’s heartbreak and disrespect from a handful of lowlife men. There are hard decisions and wrong choices. Monroe says the perspective comes from their backgrounds, each of which has been meager at times. The struggles Lambert’s family faced are well-documented by now. Monroe lost her father when she was 13. And Presley actually grew up a coal miner’s daughter in Beauty, Ky., before chucking her college degree and heading for Nashville. Like life, the album alternates between good times and bad. Lamberts Pistol Annies shake things up Associated PressATLANTA— While Terrell Owens waits for an NFLteam to contact him, the 15-year veteran wide receiver has focused his attention toward an acting career. Owens, who tore his anterior cruciate ligament and had surgery in early April, filmed an episode of the USA sitcom “Necessary Roughness” on Wednesday at the Georgia Dome. He said his knee is a couple months away from being completely healed and though no team has contacted him, he still expects to play this season. “I’m still not 100 percent to be able to go to a team and contribute,” Owens told The Associated Press. “When I get to the point to where I’m comfortable and able to run around, I’ll feel like those calls should be coming.” Owens, 37, said he is not worried about skeptics who wonder if can still be a major NFLcontributor. He said he is capable of making plays on the field, pointing out the 983 yards and nine touchdowns he had with the Cincinnati Bengals last season. Owens also said the league’s 4 1/2-month lockout helped him. He said after his surgery four months ago, he didn’t feel pressured to rush his rehab because there were no offseason training activities being held. “It worked out for me,” he said. “I don’t see where there was a disadvantage considering nobody was doing anything at the time. There was a lot of downtime.” Terrell Owens focuses on acting while knee heals


LIVING 14B PAGE News-Sun Friday, August 26, 2011 HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 08/26/11; 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 3 Upgrade Appliances In a typical U.S. home, appliances and home electronics are responsible for about 20 percent of energy bills. These appliances and electronics include: Washers and dryers, computers, dishwashers, home entertainment equipmen, refrigerators and freezers, room air conditioners and water heaters Refrigerators and freezers consume about onesixth of all the electricity used in American households, much more than any other household appliance. The annual cost to operate existing units is about $125, while new, efficient refrigerators cost about $50 to $100 per year to operate. When choosing a new refrigerator: Select an Energy Star model. Select a refrigerator of the appropriate size for your households needs. Larger models use more energy. Choose top-freezer models instead of side-byside refrigerators, which use approximately 10 to 25 percent more energy. Select only those features that your household needs. Automatic ice makers and through-the-door dispensers increase energy use by 14 to 20 percent and increase the purchase price by $75 to $250. Models with anti-sweat heaters consume 5 to 10 percent more energy; however, some refrigerators with this feature have energy saverŽ switches that allow you to turn these heaters off.FAMILYFEATURES Ahome is probably the largest purchase you’ll make in your lifetime. And the costs don’t stop with a mortgage payment — rising energy prices make it expensive to operate and maintain a home. According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), homes account for 21 percent of the energy used in this country every year, with an average annual utility bill of $1,767. So it’s no surprise that a 2010 survey by the Shelton Group found that 64 percent of respondents were interested in owning or renting an energy-efficient home. If you want to make some energy-saving upgrades, here are things you can do to get greener while saving some green.Locate and Seal Air Leaks Reducing drafts in a home can cut energy use from 5 to 30 percent each year, and it makes the home more comfortable year round. Check to see if air is flowing through electrical outlets, witch plates, window frames, baseboards, weather stripping around doors, fireplace dampers, attic hatches, wallor window-mounted air conditioners In a study of energy-efficient measures, DOEs Energy Information Administration reported that sealing ducts yielded by far the greatest energy savings of 12 different measures studied, at the lowest cost. And in a DOE study of 100 homes in Phoenix, Arizona, sealing ducts cut leakage by 30 percent. If you can rattle windows or doors, you may have air leaks there, as well. These can usually be sealed with caulking or weather stripping. In addition, replace any cracked or loose window panes. Consider replacing older, single-pane windows that show signs of leakage, water damage, or condensation with new double-pane windows installed with proper air sealing and flashing. Windows and doors should be weather stripped. See the DOE Energy Savers website, www.energysavers.gov, for a comprehensive description of different types of caulking and weather stripping material.Inspect Insulation When correctly installed, insulation delivers comfort while lowering energy bills during the hottest and coldest times of the year. There are several common types of insulation: Fiberglass (in both batt and blown forms), Cellulose, Rigid foam board and pray foam Reflective insulation (also called radiant barrier) is another insulating product which can help save energy in hot, sunny climates. To get the biggest savings, the easiest place to add insulation is usually in the attic. A quick way to see if you need more insulation is to look across your uncovered attic floor. If the insulation is level with or below the attic floor joists, you probably need to add more insulation. A qualified home energy auditor will include an insulation check as a routine part of a whole-house energy assessment. You can find more information to help you determine what is most cost-effective for your home at www.energysavers.gov.Improve Water UsageTypically the largest use of water within a home is involved in toilet flushing. On average this comes out to about 25,000 gallons a year for a family of four. Working with American Standard, the DOE project team for the ReVision Retrofit Home in Las Vegas selected an effective and water efficient dual-flush toilet. The dual flush technology features two operational levels: 1.6 gallons per flush; and 1.0 gallon per flush, for heavy or light flushing respectively. This switch can save a family of four up to 17,000 gallons of water a year. A typical bathroom faucet will draw 2.2 gallons per minute. Changing to a WaterSense listed 1.5 gpm faucet can save a family of four over 8,000 gallons a year. Most conventional washing machines use between 25 and 40 gallons of water per complete cycle. Water-saving versions can cut water (and energy) usage by more than 40 percent. The most energyefficient washing machines are typically front-loading machines. They use about one third the water as a conventional machine to wash the same amount of clothes. Your blueprint for a greener home