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NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, September 4, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 104 | 75 cents www.newssun .com HighLow 89 75Complete Forecast PAGE 14A Same old, same old: Warm then storms Forecast Question: Do you think gas prices will ever drop below $3 per gallon again? Next question: Would you drive an electric vehicle if you could afford to buy one? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Dixie Cooper Age 92, of Sebring Lillian Sampson Age 91, of Sebring George Thomas Age 93, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 21.9% No 78.1% 099099401007 Total votes: 105 Arts & Entertainment6B Business9A Chalk Talk5B Classifieds9A Clubs & Organizations9B Community Briefs2A Community Calendar11B Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby13B Editorial & Opinion4A Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times13B Sports On TV2B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 1 1 6 1 6 Avon Park . . .7 Frostproof . . .6 Lake Placid . .47 Celebration . . .9 Sebring . . . .9 DeSoto . . . .7 DETAILSINSPORTS, 1B Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Champion fo r Children Foundation, in partnership with the Childrens Services Council, established the Judge Clifton M. Kelly Champion for Children Award, 12 years ago in order to recognize, on an annual basis, outstanding service by child advocates who have greatly improved the quality of life for children and youth in Highlands County. This year, the Champion for Children Foundation received 25 nominations fo r the prestigious award. From this group, six finalists have been selected. The finalists will be honored at a specially planned awards gala on Sept. 22, for successfully impacting the lives o f thousands of children in our community. The invitation-only awards ceremony will be held at Grace Bible Church in Sebring at 6 p.m. on Sept. 22. More than 400 community leaders are expected to be in attendance to hono r these outstanding child advocates:Dr. Majel BowermanDr. Majel Bowerman has been an educator in Highlands County for more than 39 years serving in the role o f teacher, as a speech therapist, as an assistant principal, and as principal. 6 finalists named for Champion for Children By ED BALDRIDGE firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Highlands County Sheriff deputies brought home third place honors from a regional competition last month, placing in front of officers from all across the state. According to Public Information Officer Nell Hays, the HCSO Special Response Team competed with nine other teams Aug. 27 in Lee County in the Region VI Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Competition. The event consisted of three different stages of competition where officers had to prove they were physically, operationally and mentally fit. Teams accrued points for accuracy and times in each stage, and winners were determined by totaling all points and times. Shooting with a variety of weapons at stationary and moving targets, a 400-yard run and obstacle course, officer rescue drills and door breaching were among the events HCSO deputies faced. These folks really go the extra mile. Most people dont know that the larger agencies have full-time special response teams. Our folks are volunteer, and they do this for no extra pay. That alone speaks volumes to their sense of duty, said Sheriff Susan Benton on Friday. These deputies are always available for the barricaded suspect calls, the hostage situations, the risky search warrant entries HCSO takes 3rd place in SWAT meet Courtesy photo Highlands County Sheriffs Office Deputy Wayne Gunn (on the ground) helps Det. Sgt. Mike Delaney scale the rope wall during the Region VI Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Competition. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY email@example.comAVON PARK Sitting forward on his chair in his city hall office, Julian Deleon exuded excitement. I see a lot of opportunities, he said, opening a conversation with the News-Sun Thursday afternoon. The city won a Department of Environmental Protection grant of $204,000, Deleon said, to cover the engineering and permitting costs for new utility lines needed in areas where wells are contaminated. Winning that grant, he said, means the city is in a good position to win another $2 million grant to pay for the construction of the new water lines. Deleon said that water and sewer lines are very important for Avon Parks future. They establish a footprint, he said, a foundation towards annexation. Deleon has been thinking abou t water and sewers a lot. He said the city was inches away from closing a utility acquisition with Crystal Lake that will add 519 new customers. We need to establish utility franchises, he said. We should bring everyone in the county to the table and discuss which city provides service to each area. All governments Deleon sees opportunities ahead for City of Avon Park News-Sun file Julian Deleon has been serving as city manger of Avon Park since March. 12th annual award to be given Sept. 22 See DELEON, page 8A See FINALISTS, page 8A See SRT, page 8A Hungry bearsStash your trash to avoid unwanted encounter PAGE10BNews becomes historyPitts: Adecade after the terror, we move forward PAGE14B Back To School Volunteers glad to lend a hand News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Donna Peavy volunteers in Bonnie Brancas art class at Avon Elementary School. Peavy does prep work for Branca, like cutting out the squares of paper in primary colors that will be used in a color wheel lesson. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Need to feel more connected to life? Try earning this for a compliment: She is the reason I survive. She is a blessing beyond any words I can say. If every class had a room mom like her, they would have time to do so much more. Cheryl Vermilye teaches second grade at Cracker Trail Elementary School. She is talking about Tobey Smoak, a school volunteer. Theres so much that can be done with your time thats very rewarding and simple to do, Smoak had said in her turn a few days earlier. I would love, love, love to see a mom volunteer in every classroom, but many parents just dont have the time. With our retired population it would be wonderful to see more of them volunteering. Alot of people dont realize how much you get back three times what you put in. School volunteers turn out to be very satisfied people, dedicated their cause. Volunteer veteran Donna Peavy emphasized the many unexpected ways to help. For example, Avon Elementary School raised $2,800 last year when volunteers clipped box tops of specially marked products. Peavy herself has done everything from cutting paper for art projects to serving as president of the Parent Teachers Organization. She graduated with her son from Avon Elementary to Avon Park Middle school this year. We started together, she said, and graduated See VOLUNTEERS, page 6A
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PB: Power Ball PP: Power Play Lottery Center Avon Parks Oktoberfest seeks sponsors, vendorsAVON PARK On Oct. 15, the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce and the Avon Park Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Main Street District will host the Fourth Annual Oktoberfest, a community event that attracts more than 4,000 residents and visitors to Avon Parks Downtown Main Street. This premier one-day festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and will ignite the Main Street area with excitement and German-themed festivities, including a beer garden, car show, live entertainment and kids activities.n addition, food and snack vendors will also be on site. The Avon Park Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendor applications and sponsors for this festive event.Vendors spaces range in price from $20$60.Sponsorships range in price from $200-$2,000. For more information about Oktoberfest, a vendor application and/or sponsorship package, contact the Avon Park Chamber of Commerce at 453-3350 or APCC@APFLA.com.Miss LP Pageant applications availableLAKE PLACID The 2012 Jr. Miss and Miss Lake Placid Pageant applications are now available at Lake Placid Middle School, Lake Placid High School, the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce, and on the chamber web site at www.visitlakeplacidflorida.com/. The pageant appplicatio n deadline is Oct. 21.This event is sponsored by the Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce an d TD Bank. For additional information, please call the cham ber at 465-4331.Free ballroom dance lessonsLAKE PLACID Free ballroom dance lessons will be offered Sept. 6 and Sept. 20 at Town Hall in Placid Lakes. Classes will be at 4 p.m. Town Hall is located at 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Classes will continue every month, the first and third Tuesday and are open to dancers of all experience levels. For more information, call 699-0886.Heartland African Violet Society meets ThursdayAVON PARK The next meeting of the Heartland African Violet Society is 2:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Founders Hall Activities Room at Highland Ridge, 3003 E Fairway Vista Dr., Avon Park. The program will be a Round Robin.Members and guests are asked to bring an unusual plant, a prize plant, or a problem plant to share and discuss.Bring along a COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 5A The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870.The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Thursday, Sept. 1: Lapetra Shonic Evans, 22, of Sebring, was charged with petit theft. Charles Anthony Hubbard, 20, of Sebring, was charged with lewd and lascivious behavior. Jacquelyn Denise Lockhart, 42, of Sebring, was charged with petit theft. Thomas Joseph Mutz, 33, of Lorida, was charged with violation of probation reference knowingly driving with license suspended or revoked. Alexander Antonio Nowell, 21, of Sebring, was charged with possession of cocaine with intent to sell, manufacture, manufacture, deliver, etc., two counts of possession and or use of drug equipment, and possession of marijuana. Jewelene Perry, 43, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of cocaine. Rosendo Ortiz Romero, 29, of Sebring, was charged with possession of marijuana. Charles Rushing, 71, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of cocaine. Clyde Lewis Sumbry, 60, of Avon Park, was charged with violation of probation reference knowingly driving with license suspended or revoked. Efraim Vasquez, 46, of Titusville, was charged with two counts of contempt of court reference child support. POLICEBLOTTER Courtesy photo Cross Country Automotive of Sebring steps up to the plate with a big check for Heartland Horses & Handicapped. Cross Country and their employees raised enough money to sponsor horse Pride for the year. Yearly sponsorships for each horse are needed to help keep this local free assisted riding program available for those with special needs .Without donations from local businesses it would simple not be possible. Big thanks to them for turning a wish into I can. For more info on the program, please visit them on facebook or at www.heartlandhorses.org/. Courtesy photo The Crutchfield Family TLC Therapy Hooves visited Lake Placid Health Care Center, on Aug. 24 with a miniature horse named Bella, who brought enjoyment to all. She will be visiting on a regular basis. TLC Therapy Hooves serves those groups that can benefit from the unconditional love from the companionship of an animal. Helping hooves By SAMANTHAGHOLAR email@example.comSEBRING Kenneth Fields is expected to be named the new Public Works Director for the City of Sebring at Tuesday nights council meeting. The city of Sebrings Public Works director committee has been working for months to fill the vacant position after the untimely death of former director Rob Miller in April. The committee members City Clerk Kathy Haley, Public Works liaison John Clark, and Council Member Andrew Fells advertised for the position beginning in May. Committee members received 53 applicants, which were narrowed to 12. The top five candidates were granted interviews. After committee members interviewed each of the five, the group decided to recommend Kenneth Fields for the position of public works director. Fields holds a bachelors degree in business administration and management from American Intercontinental University. He is licensed in several areas, including wastewater collection and water distribution. His most recent title was public utilities manager (underground utilities division) in the city of Hollywood. Fields relocated to Avon Park in May. Fields 21 years of service in the city of Hollywood made him the top candidate. The initial plan was to appoint an interim for the position that would run the department until the position would be filled permanently. After Clarks motion to allow city manager Scott Noethlich to appoint interim was voted down by the rest of the City Council, a second motion was made suggesting that a public works director committee be formed. Mayor George Hensley will make the appointment during Tuesday evenings meeting and the council members will vote on the approval of the appointment. The city council meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Fields to be offered Sebring Public Works position Selected from field of 53 to replace late Rob Miller Associated PressTALLAHASSEE Florida is violating the U.S. Older Americans Act by curtailing the independence of the states long-term care ombudsman, who advocates for nursing home residents, a federal investigative report says. The report issued this week also says Gov. Rick Scott and the Department of Elder Affairs violated the spirit, although not necessarily the letter, of the law by forcing out former Ombudsman Brian Lee, who was asked to resign after Scotts office informed the agency it was time for him to go. Lee said Friday that he plans to forward the Administration on Agings report to the state attorneys office. Florida law makes it a misdemeanor for willfully interfering with the ombudsmans official duties. I do feel a sense of justice for myself, said Lee, who also is suing the state over his ouster. But he added, Im really concerned about the welfare of the residents. Lee, now executive director of the advocacy group Families for Better Care, said the report is unprecedented and will lead to changes affecting all states. Theres never been this level of interference by an administration, Lee said. Theres never been an investigation or audit review like this one. Department of Elder Affairs Secretary Charles Corley sent a letter to Assistant U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathy Greenlee disputing some findings and asking for clarification or more information on others. State in violation of nursing home law
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Page 4ANews-SunSunday, September 4, 2011www.newssun.comANOTHERVIEWPOINTTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. email@example.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. firstname.lastname@example.org ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. email@example.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. firstname.lastname@example.org BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. email@example.com EDITORIAL& OPINION Recently Ive been finding myself dealing with wildlife inside my home.This, to me, is an upset of the natural order of things, where wildlife stays outdoors where it can roam and be happy and I stay indoors with the air conditioner on. Nevertheless, the house has had its share of invaders. Not too long ago we found ourselves the unwelcome hosts to some spiders. Not the little itty bitty kind, either. These things were huge, with awfully long legs that made them even bigger. We determined they were jumping spiders, though why a spider needs to jump around in my house is beyond me. One night I was getting ready for bed and saw one of these monstrosities on the wall near my side of the bed.I did what I had to do: I alerted Don to its presence. He grabbed a fly swatter and went after it, only for the thing to disappear somewhere in the bedroom. Knowing the spider could be anywhere did not make for a restful night of sleep for me. The creature, obviously imbued with a sick sense of humor, waited until the following night when it crawled out of its hiding place and onto me.If you heard an unholy shriek of panic somewhere in Highlands County a couple of weeks ago, that was probably me. Don thankfully made sure it was good and dead after this and our pest control company came by to discourage more visitors. That didnt stop the snake, however. Thankfully, I only heard about the snake. I woke up one Saturday morning to be told by James and Don that there was a black snake in our laundry room. That kind of news can encourage someone to go back to bed, even though both of them were sure the snake wasnt poisonous. I was told to stay out of the way while they tried to deal with it. I had no trouble with those instructions. I have petted a snake a friend of mine has but she had control of the thing. Wild snakes and I are not friends, and I wasnt abou t to get near this one. Don called in a friend from church who is involved in scouts and was happy to come help roust our guest.Unfortunately, by the time he got there, the snake (and maybe some of you have guessed this) had vanished. Acareful search of the laundry room showed no sign of the creature (but we have a pretty good idea how he got in and also discovered our dryer vent needed to be cleaned out, so it wasnt a total loss). So now every time I walk into my laundry room I am scanning the floor, looking for anything that looks like a snake. If I see it, I will turn and run from the room and not return until armed with an appropriate weapon, such as my husband. My fear and mistrust of these things means I will never be an animal smuggler. For example, my friend Tina sent me a link from www.myfoxatlanta.com that tells of a man who tried to smuggle snakes and tortoises in his pants. According to the article, the man tried to board a plane in Miami with seven snakes and three tortoises in nylon bags in his pants.The animals were spotted via a body scanner and the man was arrested. The animals were given to the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife, but the article doesnt say what happened to them after that. Hopefully they found the critters a good home. As long as its not mine. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Spiders and snakes Lauras Look Laura Ware Its wise to listen to LeavittEditor: Recent articles have credited Fred Leavitt with calling the Tourist Development Council (TDC) to task for acting independently of the guidelines that were set when they were charged with acting as the granting agency for funds collected via the bed tax. Its about time. More specifically, the art and culture community hasnt gotten a fair share in spite of reams of data supporting the economic benefit of the arts to the community. I have been privileged to know a few people, just a few, not many, who by virtue of their education, background, personality and training have been perfectly equipped for their career role. One who comes to mind is Kevin Roberts, who has professionally and selflessly dedicated himself to serving children and families here in Highlands County. Great job Kevin. Another is Fred Leavitt, executive director of the Heartland Cultural Alliance, who has transformed that agency from nothing to a much needed and well respected agency dedicated to promoting the art and artists of the region and the monetary value of art and culture to Highlands County. When a person with the attributes mentioned appears on the scene, its wise to listen to them. Good job Fred. Jim Fitch SebringSunset will fix the TDCEditor: Correcting some of the things that Fred Leavitt stated in his letter of Aug. 31: No. 1, the parties involved didnt want to kill the tourist tax, as he stated. We only wanted to add a sunset. But our county attorney said we couldnt do that; we needed to repeal the tax and then reinstate it with a sunset. Commissioner Don Elwell proposed that we put it on the 2012 ballot to repeal the tax with a sunset of Dec. 31, 2014, then put it back on the November 2014 ballot with a sunset in it. This would have made it possible to add a sunset without missing one payment of tax money. But two of our commissioners voted against it and the motion failed. So the only option left is to go the petition route, which will repeal the tourist tax at the time it is approved by the voters no 2014 extended sunset. So, there could be some tax money lost. Yes, I know this is not the most desirable or economical way to get a sunset put in the TDC tax, but this is what two of our commissioners have forced us to do. No. 2, Why do we need a sunset? There needs to be some way to make sure the TDC is following what the TDC plan requires, which it is not doing now and havent been doing for some time. And no one is overseeing what is going on, even though we have a commissioner on the TDC board. Mr. Leavitt is concerned because the TDC is not using the 17 percent as required for Arts and Culture; this section would have been removed altogether if it hadnt been for Mr. Elwell and Mr. (Jack) Richie, and will be removed in the future if TDC gets its way. They say give us 51 percent to spend as we want to bring tourists to Highlands County and 42 percent for administration, they dont mention 17 percent for arts and culture. Mr. Leavitt is wrong thinking that a sunset will not cause checks and balances, oversight, transparency and accountability. Why? Because the voters can repeal the TDC tax at the sunset if they dont follow the plan and TDC knows it. How would Mr. Leavitt suggest we assure the TDC has checks and balances, oversight, transparency and accountability without a sunset? Bill Youngman Sebring Make sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org To make sure the editorial pages aren't dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun EDITORIALPAGEPOLICY The problem: illegal immigration. Scott told The Associated Press he hopes the Legislature will pass a law next year cracking down on illegal immigrants. Lawmakers failed to pass an immigration bill during their last session. ... The governors belief that illegal immigration is a dire threat that requires a statewide remedy is out of step with todays reality. Check out this tidbit from the same APreport: Local law enforcement officers are already allowed to ask the status of immigrants they arrest, but (the immigrants) dont have to answer. And the Obama administration recently made mandatory its Secure Communities program, which requires local law enforcement officers to check the fingerprints of those they arrest against Department of Homeland Security immigration databases. ... In a July 16 editorial, we noted that Mexicos declining birth rate and expanding job opportunities, coupled with the stagnant U.S. economy, have slowed the flow of immigrants across the border. So. Illegal immigration has declined, and local law enforcers already are empowered to quiz immigrants they arrest about their status and check their fingerprints. Yet Scott is still jabbing the immigration panic button and wants more laws on the books. Wed suggest the governor spend more time trying to repair Floridas economy. The states jobless rate is stuck at 10.7 percent way above the national average despite his promise to create hundreds of thousands of new jobs. We are aware that in years past some folks have used illegal immigration as a convenient excuse, arguing that immigrants were responsible for high unemployment among U.S. citizens. Of course, Scott would never do that. Would he? An editorial from Northwest Florida Daily News. Gov. Scott needs to quit tinkering with immigration law Leave it to Florida Gov. Rick Scott, who is known to have an old-fashioned hankering to stamp out illicit drugs, to keep pushing for a solution to yet another problem thats already well on the road to solving itself.
Associated PressMIAMI So a bride walks into a bar ... Except it was no joke to German newlywed Sandra Scharf when she entered the Rum Barrel Bar in Key West earlier this week looking for her wedding dress. It ended happily, however, thanks to some fast thinking by local bar owner David Thibault and the wonders of social media. Around noon Tuesday, the co-owner of Key Wests popular Island Dogs Bar was standing outside his watering hole when two tourists ran up carrying a garment bag they said had just fallen off an SUV. Thibault unzipped the bag and saw white lace. I opened it up and said, Oh my God, Thibault told The Associated Press. If theyre going to be married, theyre going to need this. Thibault thought about calling the police but instead posted a note about the dress on Island Dogs Facebook page, asking patrons to repost. He also Tweeted the message. Meanwhile, Scharf and her new husband Michael were on their way to catch a flight out of Ft. Myers with their 8month-old twins, when they realized theyd lost the dress and headed back to Key West. The couple married on Captiva Island Aug. 22 and had honeymooned in the Keys. My husband put it on top of the car when we were loading the trunk of the car. We forgot it was on top of the car, Scharf said from her home in Hamburg, Germany Friday. We started to drive, and it fell off. By then Scharf was in tears and husband Mike was in the dog house. The couple were organizing a Nov. 2 reception in Germany, and Scharf had planned to wear her wedding dress. The couple searched t he streets with no luck. Schar f said her husband even offered to get her a new dress. Thats when they walked into the Rum Barrel with a $500 reward note. Julie Lynch was waiting tables and recalls a frantic Scharf handing her the note and uttering one phrase: Wedding dress. I said, Oh, I know where it is. I saw it on Facebook this morning,Lynch said and sent the couple to Island Dogs. Minutes later, Schar f returned triumphant with the dress. They just hugged and kissed and then they were gone, said Lynch. Everyone was so excited for us. It was really cute, Scharf said of the patrons a t Island Dogs. GEORGE THOMAS George W. Thomas, age 93, passed away on Friday, Sept. 2, 2011 in Sebring, Fla. He was born in Chicago, Ill. on Dec. 19, 1917 to Henry Charles and Miriam Viola (Butts) Thomas. He was a Missionary.He was the area director for SIM in Liberia, West Africa and worked in administration in SIM USA headquarters.He was a deacon and very active in First Baptist Church of Sebring. He beganhis career as a chemical engineer for Wood Conversion in Cloquet, Minn., then he became a consultant for Christian Service Fellowship in Minneapolis and later joined SIM in 1972, where he served until his retirement in 1984. He was a resident of Sebring since 1985 coming from Cedar Grove, N.J. He is survived by his wife, Letha Mae Thomas, Sebring; daughter,Gail (Quinton) Friesen, Riverside, Conn.; son, Spencer Dean (Cindy) Thomas, Cedarburg, Wis.; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Amemorial service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011 at 10 a.m. in the SIM Chapel with Dr. David Richardson officiating. Interment will be in Lakeview Memorial Gardens at 11:30 a.m. Visitation will be held on Monday, Sept. 5, 2011 from 5-7 p.m. in the SIM Fellowship Hall. Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to SIMLiberia, 4114 Nigeria Road, Sebring,FL33875. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida stephensonnelsonfh.com Death noticesDixie Joy Cooper age 92, passed away on Aug. 30, 2011 in Sebring, Fla. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements. Lillian A. Sammy Teed Sampson age 91, passed away Sept 1, 2011 in Sebring, Fla. StephensonNelson Funeral Home, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 4, 2011Page 5A MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; main ff top rhp only pg 3 or 5; 0 0 0 1 1 5 8 9 D & E V ENTERPRISES; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; main A 9/2,4; 0 0 0 1 1 5 9 1 DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 0 0 0 1 1 6 5 3 friend, neighbor or acquaintance who might be interested in African violets. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month. Contact Shirley at 385-5765 or email at Shirley.email@example.com. A P Whats Up Main Street? meeting scheduled for Sept. 6AVON PARK The Avon Park Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Main Street District will host its next Whats Up Main Street? meeting on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Community Center (310 W. Main St.). The purpose of the meeting is to continue discussing the goals and objectives for Main Street Avon Park and to develop a more cohesive Main Street Avon Park network where people can share information, happenings and events with others. Anyone who has an interest in Main Street Avon Parks future in invited to attend this meeting, said Wes Hoagland, CRA Redevelopment director. For more information, contact the CRA Redevelopment Director at (321) 287-6543 or 452-2039.CPR class offered by LP Police Dept.LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Police Department will sponsor a CPR class on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the Lake Placid Police Department. Cost is $30 or $45 for both CPR and First Aid. All funds collected are used exclusively to provide training and purchase equipment for the department. More information at the departments website or call 863699-3757.Writers group will meet at Beef OBradysSEBRING The Florida Writers Association group, Sebring Scribblers and Scribes, will hold their monthly meeting with a workshop at Sebring Beef O Bradys, located at 2940 U.S. 27, on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Come earlier to eat dinner. Membership in FWAis encouraged but not required and the public is invited. Call Barbara Beswick at 402-9181.AP Garden Club meets ThursdayAVON PARK The Avon Park Founders Garden Club will hold its first meeting for the new year at 10 a.m. on Thursday. Guest speaker will be a representative from the Boysand GirlsClub of Highlands County. Plans will be made for the years activities, which will include a calendar sale and a booth at the Springtime on the Mall Festival. Information about the Garden Club, or how to join, can call 452-1927. The club meets the second Thursday of each month from September through May.Events at local lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 in Avon Park, will host the following events this week: Today NASCAR, 7:30 p.m. The American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park, will host the following events this week. Today Sunday dinner and Karaoke by Naomi (call for time). Monday $3 hamburgers and $1 hot dogs from 1-3 p.m. Covered dish welcome. 50/50 drawing and karaoke from 4-6 p.m. Happy hour 35 p.m. Ship, Captain and Crew 5-6 p.m. S.A.L. meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday Bingo at 1:30 p.m. SEBRING The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 in Sebring, will host the following events this week: Sunday Happy hour all day. Ladies Auxiliary hamburgers, etc. served from 5-7 p.m. Karaoke 5-8 p.m., with BilDi. Monday Labor Day. Honor Guard meeting at 1 p.m. The Ladies Auxiliary will be having a Labor Day Cookout with hot-dogs and burgers starting at 1 p.m., all day for donation money only. No shrimp. Ladies Auxiliary meeting 6:30 p.m. Tuesday House Committee meeting 12 noon. Ladies Auxiliary wings are back (call for time), come on in. Frank E music 6-9 p.m. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 will host the following events this week: Today Lounge open 1-7 p.m. Monday Lounge open 1 p.m. Burgers and chicken served 5-7 p.m. BPOE Board meeting 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Lounge open 1 p.m. Happy hour 1-4. BPOE Investigation 7 p.m. Ladies general meeting 7 p.m. Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS OBITUARIES News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Cyclists ride down Lakeview Drive toward Kenilworth Lodge on Saturday morning during the 29th Annual Tour of Sebring event. The three-day ride is held each Labor Day w eekend and is a fun ride not a race. Rides vary in length from 12 miles to a full century ride (100 miles). 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Page 6ANews-SunSunday, September 4, 2011www.newssun.com WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, new; 0 0 0 1 1 6 4 7 the fifth grade last year. She looks forward to the changes and the challenges. Sadly, as children grow older, their parents often stop volunteering, she said. She is the only volunteer at the middle school at the moment. With her years of experience Peavy warns that even when 50 or more parent volunteers start out the year, by the end only a dedicated core are left. She stressed the friendships that develop, and how much a volunteer learns about a schools inner workings. Thats whats great, she said, you can see what we do. Retired Russell Smith volunteers all over Highlands County. He relieves caregivers for Cornerstone Hospice, spends Thursday afternoons greeting visitors at the Sebring Chamber of Commerce and transports people in from the parking lots of Florida Hospital Heartland Division. But his favorite time is Friday at Lake Country Elementary School, where he works with the students, most of whom he knows, having been the schools plant manager for years. When he had to retire on 2008 it was just a natural thing to volunteer, Smith said. We do crafty things and science things. I normally help kids make projects and with FCATpreparation. Once the third grade teachers know Im there, thats it, he said. They say, Hes ours on Fridays. He smiled, looking really pleased. Then he added, smiling wider, At least Im not sitting at home going stir crazy. After a school year, when you see a child who couldnt add one plus one at the beginning improve, you know youre really helping, he said. Not all school volunteers followed a plan, or even planned on volunteering at all. Ken Knable, for instance, retired after a career of teaching industrial arts and coached cross country and swimming at Perry Madison High School near Indianapolis. When he moved to Sebring in 1999, he met a new neighbor, Jack Holt. Holt is the tennis coach at Sebring High School and a friend of athletic director Terri Quarles, who was in need of someone to announce a district swim meet and Holt told her about Knable, who stepped up for what he thought was going to be a one-time event. Instead, Terri Quarles is such a terrific person, Knable said, I just cant say no to her. For four years now, he has announced all kinds of athletic events, including a season of varsity football, all baseball games and girls basketball and volleyball. Maybe Im getting in over my head, he said. Im (at the school) an awful lot. He smiled, making a dismissive motion with his hand. But, if I werent there Id just be home sitting, watching T.V. or something. Knable added that you never knew when one of those great, little moments in life is going to happen an unexpected exchange with a student, for example. Knables voice is an impressive, ringing baritone. He remembers once sitting down to announce the first girls basketball game of the season. When he welcomed the crowd, the young scorekeeper, who had just sat down next to him, said, Oh my God, you sound just like God! Knable asked her if she had been listening to God in person. No, she replied. I mean you sound like God in the movies. Continued from page 1A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING Put it this way: the teachers and staff at Avon Middle School were so thrilled to have a volunteer walk through their doors offering help this year they quickly made sure she had her own pitche r of water in the office refrigerator. In fact, at the moment Donna Peavy is the only volunteer at Avon Middle School. Well treat you like gold, she said they told her. There are more ways to voluntee r at a school than there are people willing to volunteer, especially with the recent funding cutbacks tha t have downsized school staffs. The good news is there are endless opportunities for those who are tired of being bored, want to make new friends and be a part of a solution not a problem. Enjoying young people, of course, is a plus. Volunteers may make their own arrangements with a school o r teacher setting up a schedule o r remaining informal and just dropping in. School volunteers do everything from office filing, to reading ou t loud in a classroom, to joining the Parent Teachers Organization and raising funds. There are many ways to begin. Contact a particular school o r teacher, stop by the districts administrative offices, or call distric t school volunteer coordinator Nina Adams. Registration formalities are kep t to a minimum. There is a form to fill out, a background check is done and candidates are finger printed, bu t thats about all there is to it. Call Nina Adams at 471-5567 fo r more information. Plenty of opportunities to volunteer at schools School volunteers provide a needed service News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Ken Knable has announced Sebring High School athletic events, including swim meets, baseball, girls volley ball and junior varsity football, for four years. He was honored as the high schools outstanding volunteer for the school year 2010-2011. News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Russell Smith couldnt say goodbye to the students at Lake Country Elementary when he retired as the schools plant manager in 2008. He immediately went to work as a classroom volunteer and was honored as the schools outstanding volunteer in 2010-2011.
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She recently retired after serving as principal at Lake Country Elementary School for the past 23 years. Bowermans entire career has revolved around educating children.Danielle DaumDanielle Daum is best known for being the cofounder of Highlands County Ag-Venture. Ag-Venture is a program that teaches the importance of agriculture in our daily lives. Since its inception in 2000, all third graders in Highlands County more than 13,000 students have been given hands-on experience with agriculture, creating memories that last a lifetime. Middle school students also participate in the program serving as volunteers in working with the third grade studentsCharlene EdwardsCharlene Edwards has worked with and advocated for children for 35 years. Since 1989, that work has been in Highlands County working with Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA). Edwards has served in a number of different positions with RCMA. She has been a program coordinator, an administrator, the head start manager, and she is currently the Director of Operations/Head Start Director.Brenda PowellBroomfieldBrenda Powell-Broomfield has been working with students for 32 years, initially as a classroom teacher and currently as a school psychologist for the School Board of Highlands County. As a member of the Autism Spectrum Disorder team, she has a strong commitment to young children with that disorder. Powell-Broomfield plays a vital role in both the diagnoses process and in providing appropriate interventions.Wally RandallWally Randall has worked with children for 27 years, beginning in 1983 when he worked as an investigator of allegations regarding abused and neglected children and youthful offenders. Randall was the instructor for Judge Kellys Consequences of Crime course, a required course for all Highlands County juveniles convicted of a criminal offense. He is currently employed as the executive director of The Boys and Girls Club of Highlands County, where he has changed the direction of many disadvantaged children. Kathy RobinsonKathy Robinson currently is employed as the reading coach at Lake County Elementary School. She has been an advocate for children as an educator for the School Board of Highlands County and as a Sunday school teacher and Girl Scout leade r for 34 years. Robinson is bes t known for her sunny smile and her can do attitude. She is described as a teache r who tirelessly works to make children enjoy learning and that she does this with a loving heart. As in previous years, the premier sponsors for this years awards gala are Highlands Regional Medical Center and Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center. Both medical centers wholeheartedly embrace this special evening of recognition, inspiration and entertainment. They agree with Judge Kelly, who passed away in 2005, that investing our time, efforts and resources in the lives of children is an investment in our future, an investment that pays tremendous dividends. For information, contac t Kevin Roberts, CEO of the Champion for Children Foundation, at 381-4040. Page 8ANews-SunSunday, September 4, 2011www.newssun.com Disney On Ice; 5.542"; 9.5"; Black; Disney On Ice; 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 LIL WIZARDS ACADEMY; 3.639"; 3"; Black; main top; 0 0 0 1 1 6 1 3 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 0 0 0 1 1 6 1 4 need that in the unincorporated parts of the county. Franchise areas would create better working relationships and avoid conflict. In addition to reaching out to other municipalities, Deleon wants to reach out to private enterprise. We want to work on public/private partnerships where possible, Deleon said. As an example, he talked about nuisance properties that blight a street. If landowners ignore every attempt by the city to help them resolve issues on nuisance properties through due process, the city would foreclose on those with a significant lien, he said, allowing private investment to reclaim the property and benefit the neighborhood. Deleon said the city will do more to reach out to its citizens. Ive asked all department heads to establish good relationships with the community. Well pay for civic group dues and have representatives who can communicate city hall objectives. The city still had issues before it, Deleon added. Because of the turmoil in the police department and the shift from police chief to public safety director, he said his highest priority was to get the police procedures guidelines up to date. High liability policies are a particular concern. There are significant human resource challenges facing the city, Deleon said, not the least of which is the increasing cost of insurance. An employee committee is looking into the issue. Some shifts and changes may still occur in the personnel structure. Finally Deleon spoke about recycling, both in terms of helping the environment and saving money for the city. Acardboard recycling program is already in place. The collection is done by Republic Services at no cost to the city. In addition, the city has saved 30 percent of its tipping fees at the landfill because of the lighter loads. The city is looking into creating a single stream residential curbside recycling program, Deleon said. Single stream means recycled materials may be comingled. Deleon also hopes to add semi-automatic hydraulic sanitation trucks to the fleet. The trucks can handle three 32-gallon bins at once, saving time and extending an employees physical ability to do the job. Continued from page 1A Continued from page 1A and numerous other violent encounters that require a particular level of advanced tactics and munitions deployment. We are all proud of them and their hard work, Benton added. Special Response Team Leader Lieutenant Jack Bailey was also pleased with the teams performance. With the tremendous training and conditioning of the competitive team members, I was pretty confident that we would do well. The new Highlands County Sheriffs Office Obstacle Course, recently completed with donations from community businesses and supporters, was instrumental in our preparation for this competition, Bailey said. The Cape Coral Police Department team took first place in all three stages and finished first overall for the second year in a row. The Lee County Sheriffs Office team finished second. Continued from page 1A Champion for Children Award finalists named Courtesy photo T he Highlands County Sheriffs Office SRT team placed third at a recent competition. SRT team takes third place Deleon talks about annexation, human resources, recycling We want to work on public/private partnerships where possible.JULIANDELEON APcity manager Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN385-6155 KISSIMMEE (AP) A17-year-old has been arrested on five felony charges for posing as a physicians assistant at a central Florida hospital. Kissimmee police say the teen performed CPR on a patient in cardiac arrest at the Osceola Regional Medical Center. The arrest report says the teen also performed physical examinations and other forms of care to an undisclosed number of unsuspecting patients. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the teen was arrested Friday after hospital officials called police about suspicions that he was an impostor. The teen is not being identified by The Associated Press because of his age. Officials with the hospital could not be reached for comment. The teen is being held at a juvenile detention center in Orlando. Teen arrested for posing as physicians assistant in Kissimmee area hospital
Associated PressPARIS At least five foreign oil and gas companies are back in Libya to work on resuscitating production, a Libyan official said Friday, as the countrys interim leadership sought guidance from U.N. and other experts on stabilizing the nation following strongman Moammar Gadhafis ouster. Libyas economic future could hinge on the performance of its lucrative oil and gas sectors, whose production ground to a halt during this years insurgency against Gadhafi. Critics of NATOs airstrike campaign that helped the rebels say its primary purpose was securing oil and gas contracts for the West not protecting Libyan civilians, as the U.N. mandate for the operation outlined. Advance teams from oil and gas companies that had infrastructure in Libya are already back to assess damage and restart facilities, said Aref Ali Nayed, a member of the rebel-led governments so-called stabilization team. He spoke in Paris after talks with U.N. and other international officials. Nayed, who also is Libyas ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, insisted that Libyas rebel-led National Transitional Council would respect past contracts and not rush into any new deals. At least five companies are back, he said. We are seeing these companies as full partners whose interests coincide with the interests of the people. He named Italys Eni SpA as one of the companies but said he could not provide the names of the other four. Eni, the largest foreign producer in Libya before the civil war broke out earlier this year, said this week it signed a memorandum with Libyas rebels to restart a key natural gas pipeline and provide technical assessment of the countrys oil infrastructure. Eni Chairman Giuseppe Recchi confirmed to The Associated Press on Friday that Eni staff members were in Libya for their gas division. As for oil, Recchi said it was too soon to say when Eni would be going in. Aspokesman for Spains Repsol YPF SAdeclined comment Friday on whether anyone was working on behalf of the company in Libya now, but said no workers pulled from the country in March as it descended into civil war have been sent back. Repsol believes it will be possible to restart its Libyan oil production operations about four weeks after workers arrive in the country, said spokesman Kristian Rix. French oil giant Total SA is carefully monitoring the evolution of the situation to assess when we could restart our operations in the country, said spokeswoman Phenelope Semavoine. She wouldnt comment on whether advance teams are already on the ground. Total CEO Christophe de Margerie said Thursday that the company is gearing up to restart production as soon as possible, and that offshore production would resume first. All three companies stressed that security for employees is paramount. World leaders meeting in Paris on Thursday emphasized that the work of war in not yet finished in Libya, especially considering that Gadhafi is still at large. Fighting has strangled the overall oil sector in Libya, which has Africas largest proven reserves of conventional crude. Little to no crude is flowing through the pipelines, refineries have largely halted operations, and fuel prices have spiked during widespread shortages. It may take months to get output back up to prewar levels. Russias ambassador to NATO, Dmitry Rogozin, said Friday that the underlying reason for NATOs intervention in Libya was access to Libyan oil. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 4, 2011Page 9A GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 9/4/11; 0 0 0 1 1 6 1 9 BUSINESS Many people suffered blows to their credit scores during the unstable economy of the last few years, whether because they missed payments, exceeded credit limits or, more seriously, experienced a home foreclosure or even bankruptcy. Is this a big deal? Absolutely. If your credit score drops significantly, youll likely be charged higher loan and credit card interest rates and offered lower credit limits or perhaps be disqualified altogether. And, lower scores can also lead to higher insurance rates and harm your ability to rent an apartment or get a cell phone. Fortunately, taking these few steps will begin improving your credit score almost immediately: First, review your credit reports from the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian and Transunion) to see which negative actions your creditors have reported and look for errors or fraudulent activity.You can order one free report per year from each at www.annualreport.com. You can also order a FICO credit score (the score most commonly used by lenders) for $19.95 from www.myfico.com to know exactly where you stand. It definitely pays to have a good FICO Score, says Greg Pelling, vice president of Scoring and Analytics at FICO. Based on todays rates, you could save $30,000 in interest on a $100,000 home loan over 30 years, if your score is above 740 rather than below 620. Lenders base their decision on many factors but your FICO score plays a major role. Never exceed individual credit limits. In fact, the lower your credit utilization ratio (the percentage of available credit youre using), the better. Try to keep your overall utilization ratio and ratios on individual cards and lines of credit below 30 percent. Even if you pay off your balance each month, showing a high utilization ratio at any time during the month could conceivably hurt your score. Afew suggestions: Spread purchases among multiple cards to keep individual balances lower. Make extra payments midway through billing cycles so your outstanding balances appear lower. Ask lenders to reinstate higher limits if your payment history has been solid. Transferring balances to a new credit card to get a lower rate dings your credit score by a few points although it wont take long to recover. But, say you move a $2,000 balance from a card with a $10,000 limit to one with a $4,000 limit; youve immediately gone from a 20 percent utilization ratio to 50 percent on the new card. Afew other credit scoreimprovement tips: Make sure that credit card limits reported to credit bureaus are accurate. Dont automatically close older, unused accounts; 15 percent of your score is based on credit history. In fact, occasionally make small charges on existing accounts to make sure lenders dont close them out. Each time you open a new account theres a slight impact on your score, so avoid doing so in the months before a major purchase like a home or car. Pay off medical bills and parking, traffic or library fines. Once old, unpaid bills go into collection, they can damage your credit. There are many good resources for learning what you can do to repair and protect your credit scores, including the Credit Education Center at www.myfico.com/CreditEd ucation, the Credits and Loans page at www.ftc.gov/bcp/menus/co nsumer/credit.shtm, and What's My Score (www.whatsmyscore.org), a financial literacy program run by Visa Inc. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. To follow Jason Alderman on Twitter go to www.twitter.com/ PracticalMoney/. Improving your credit scores Special to the News-SunSEBRING The financial-services firm Edward Jones recently was named the No. 2 large company on the Best Companies to Work for in Florida ranking, according to Edward Jones financial advisors in the Sebring area. Florida Trend teamed up with the Best Companies Group of Harrisburg, Pa., to rank the states best employers. One hundred companies were named Best Companies to Work for in Florida for 2011, divided into 31 large companies, 38 medium-sized companies and 31 small companies by the number of people they employ in Florida. The ranking was based on an employer inventory of practices and an anonymous survey of employees, who were asked to agree or disagree with dozens of statements about the firm, teamwork and their individual experience at the firm.On the 2010 list, Edward Jones ranked No. 8. Edward Jones has 383 branches throughout Florida. The firm is growing, adding branches and seeking new financial advisors who are interested in operating an entrepreneurial office with the support and benefits of one of the oldest and largest firms in the industry. The Best Companies to Work for in Florida honor is the most recent in a series of important recognitions the firm has received. For the 12th year, Edward Jones was named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in America by Fortune magazine in its annual listing. The firm took the No. 11 overall spot in the Fortune ranking and was named to the No. 2 spot for large companies. For more information about Edward Jones in the Sebring area, contact: Alan J. Holmes,Sebring, at 2160 Lakeview Drive, 382-4450; Chris Boylan,Lake Placid, at 581 Dal Hall Blvd.,4656444; Edward J. Burnside,Sebring, at 4846 Sun N Lake Blvd.,3850064; Joe von Merveldt or Paul J. von Merveldt,Sebring, at 926 Sebring Square,385-3600; Tim Brinling,Sebring, at 17 Ryant Blvd. No. 6, 3828644. Edward Jones ranks No. 2 on Best Companies to Work for in Florida list Personal Finance Jason Alderman The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN MCT A rebel fighter guards the oil refinery in Ras Lanuf, Libya. Libya: 5 foreign oil companies back working
By MICHAELLIEDTKE and RYAN NAKASHIMA APTechnology WritersSAN FRANCISCO Netflixs negotiations to keep a key piece of its Internet video library have collapsed, dealing a major blow to the largest U.S. video subscription service as it raises the prices for most of its 25 million customers. The setback triggered a nearly 9 percent drop in Netflix Inc.s stock price. Starz Entertainment delivered the bad news Thursday in a terse statement announcing that it wont renew a contract that allows Netflix to show a lineup of recently released movies and TV shows over high-speed Internet connections. That means Starz content will be removed from Netflixs streaming service starting in March. Starz library includes movies from Walt Disney Co.s assorted studios and, until recently, Sony Corp. The talks fell apart after the two sides disagreed over the value of the Starz content and how it should be sold to Netflix subscribers, according to people familiar with the negotiations. The people asked not to be identified because they werent authorized to speak publicly. The content from Starz cable TVchannel played an instrumental role in increasing usage of Netflixs Internet service and helped Netflix add nearly 17 million subscribers since the deal was signed in October 2008. That growth probably wouldnt have happened without the boost that the Starz deal gave to Netflix streaming, said Janney Montgomery Scott analyst Tony Wible. What created (Netflixs success in streaming) is frankly, initially getting Starz, getting that content, which got you more subscribers, which allowed you to buy more content, Wible said. The virtuous cycle that has made Netflix what it is could work against it. If you lose content, you lose subscribers; ... it could be a downward spiral from here. Netflix had been expected to work out a new contract with Starz, although at a much higher price than the estimated $30 million a year that it had been paying under the current agreement. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings acknowledged earlier this year that the company might have to pay as much as $250 million a year to retain the Starz rights when the current contract expires in February. But those hopes were dashed, if not blown up completely, with Thursdays bombshell dropped by Starz CEO Chris Albrecht. The timing of the announcement was seen a way to kick Netflix in the shins at a particularly vulnerable time. It came on the first day of a new Netflix pricing system that will hit U.S. subscribers with price increase of as much as 60 percent if they want to continue to get DVD rentals through the mail along with unlimited streaming of Internet video. The new pricing system has incensed a large group of Netflix subscribers who have threatened to cancel their accounts, a backlash that could intensify if it looks like Netflixs streaming library is becoming less attractive. Albrecht said Starz had decided against a renewal to protect the premium nature of our brand by preserving the appropriate pricing and packaging of our exclusive and highly valuable content. The contract renewal talks broke down when Netflix refused to meet demands that could have driven up the annual licensing rights to $300 million or more, according to one person familiar with the negotiations. Amajor sticking point arose when Starz insisted its content be corralled on a higher-price tier, another person said. Instead of making their content available to any Netflix subscriber paying just $8 per month, Starz executives wanted viewership limited to people paying at least $16 per month for a package that bundles DVD rentals with Internet video. That stipulation was seen as a way to preserve Starz relationship with cable and satellite TVdistributors, who include Starz in channel packages that cost far more than the $8 monthly fee for Netflix streaming. Albrecht said Starz, part of Liberty Media Corp., is in an excellent position to make more money from other sources besides Netflix. Netflix tried to downplay the possible loss of the Starz relationship. The company, which is based in Los Gatos, Calif., said it would spend the $250 million that Hastings had earmarked for the Starz renewal to buy audience-pleasing content from other distributors. Hastings has left no doubt that he intends to invest heavily in Netflixs Internet video library because he wants more subscribers to use that option. That would allow Netflix to cut postage and other costs to mail DVD rentals to its customers. As it is, Starz has become less important to Netflix as the service expanded its streaming rights. In June, Sony also stopped allowing its movies, which include Easy A and Grown Ups, to part of Starz streaming in June. Those factors have reduced Starzs share of Netflix streaming viewership in the U.S. to 8 percent, according to Netflix. The rising cost for Internet streaming rights is one of the reasons that Netflix raised its prices for people who want to rent DVDs through the mail and stream video. The changes dont affect customers who subscribe to the streaming-only plan. Starzs decision to end th e talks with Netflix underscores the escalating tensions with pay-TVservices that view Netflixs popularity as a competitive threat. Time Warner Inc.s HBO has consistently refused to license its shows for Netflix streaming, and Showtime recently has declined to make some of its top series, including Dexter and Californication available to the service. Morningstar analyst Michael Corty said he thinks Netflix can salvage the Starz deal, given there is still six months before the current contract expires. To do that, Netflix will likely have to pay even more than it intended because Starz appears to have more negotiating leverage, Corty said. Although Albrechts statement made it sound as if there is little chance of a new deal, Netflix left the door open. We have tremendous respect for the Starz creative team, and we look forward to someday licensing some of their original or licensed content, Netflix said in a statement. The falling out with Star z added to the worries of Netflix investors already fretting about the higher prices driving away subscribers. Netflixs stock plunged $19.97 to $213.30 in extended trading Thursday, after the announcement by Starz. Page 10ANews-SunSunday, September 4, 2011www.newssun.com HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 9/4/11; 0 0 0 1 1 6 0 8 BUSINESS Netflix stock falls as talks on Starz deal unravel MCT The Netflix online library would be reduced without content from Starz.
www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, September 4, 2011Page 11 A SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT INVITATION TO BID #11-019 The Board of Supervisors of the Sun 'n Lake of Sebring Improvement District will receive sealed bids at the Sun 'n Lake of Sebring Improvement District Office for: BID #11-019: GRAVITY SEWER AND MANHOLE CLEANING AND VIDEO INSPECTION A Scope of Work, Plans, Specifications and other Bid Documents are available at Polston Engineering, Inc., 2925 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33870, 863-385-5564, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 11:30 A.M. and between the hours of 1:30 P.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name as to identify the enclosed bids. Bids must be delivered to the Sun 'n Lake of Sebring Improvement District: Attention Board Secretary, 5306 Sun 'n Lake Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33872, so as to reach the said office no later than 2:00 PM, Thursday, September 29, 2011. Proposals received later than the date and time specified will be rejected. The Sun 'n Lake of Sebring Improvement District will not be responsible for the late delivery of any bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail, or any other type of delivery service. The submitting firm will be required to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and ordinances of local, state and federal authorities having jurisdiction, including, but not limited to: all provisions of the Federal Government Equal Employment Opportunity clauses issued by the Secretary of Labor on May 21, 1968 and published in the Federal Register (41 CFR Part 60-1, 33 F.2 7804); all provisions of the Public Entity Crimes (Fla. Sta. S287.133 et seq, as amended) and the provisions in Fla. Stat. S287.134, et seq., as amended, regarding discrimination. The Board of Supervisors reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts thereof and the award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of the Sun 'n Lake of Sebring Improvement District. The Board of Supervisors reserves the right of waive irregularities in the bid. Michael Wright, General Manager Sun 'n Lake of Sebring Improvement District 5306 Sun 'n Lake Blvd. Sebring, Florida 33872 September 4, 11, 2011IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: FC11-881 DIVISION: FAMIL Y SALGADO-RIOS, Herminia, Petitioner and GUZMAN, Manuel B., Respondent. AMENDED NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Manuel B. Guzman 120 East Washingtonia, Lake Placid, FL 33852 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Herminia Salgado-Rios whose address is 408 Michigan St., Lake Placid, FL 33852, on or before Sept. 20, 2011, and file the original with the Cler k of this Court at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, before service on petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file a Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the Clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated August 19, 2011. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Alicia Perez Deputy Cler k August 28; September 4, 11, 18, 2011 1050Legals NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE BY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT Pursuant to the final decree of foreclosure entered in a case pending ins aid Court, docket number: 11-257-GCS, the style of which is: FL LAND PARTNERS, LLC., a Delaware Limited Liability Company, Plaintiff, vs. JOSEPH A. RATHBURN and UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Defendants. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned, Bob Germaine, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, will on the 20th day of September, 2011, at 11:00 A.M., at the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Jury Assembly Room, Sebring, Florida 33870, in the City of Sebring, offer for sale and sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash, the following described property situated in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: LOT 70, HIGHLAND LAKES RESERVE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 96, 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. WITNESS my hand and the official seal of said Court, this 29th day of August, 2011. BOB GERMAINE, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak DEPUTY CLERK September 4, 11, 2011 NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicles will be sold at public sale or auction to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.78(2) of the Florida Statutes at 10:00 a.m. on 9/26/11 at 1118 WEIGLE AVE. Sebring, FL 33870. 1995 BUICK 1G4HP52L3SH413257 1996 JEEP 1J4GZ68S6TC365335 2000 FORD 1FTZF1824YNA02379 1997 FORD 1FTDX1869VNA01203 2003 FORD 1FAFP34P33W193640 1996 FORD 2FMDA5141TBC52769 September 4, 2011 PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE The Heartland Workforce Board of Directors will hold a teleconference meeting at 9:30am on Wednesday, Sept. 7th to consider entering into Employed Worker Training Agreements with Cobb Construction, Cobb Site Development, and Florida Sales & Rental. The teleconference meeting will originate at the Heartland Workforce Administrative office, 5901 US Hwy 27 S, Sebring, FL. Interested persons should arrive no later than 9:25am. For more information see agenda posted on the Heartland Workforce website at www.hwib.org September 4, 2011Street Address: 315 Walnut Street, Sebring, FL 33870 at a public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, on the 21st day of September, 2011 at 11:00 o'clock a.m., in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, 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 25th day of August, 2011. BOB GERMAINE, CLERK OF THE COURT BY: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk September 4, 11, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-000230 GCS IBM SOUTHEAST EMPLOYEES' FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, a Federally Chartered Credit Union Plaintiff, v. FRANEL FLEURME, JANE DOE, unknown spouse of Franel Fleurme, JOHN DOE #1 and JOHN DOE #2, unknown tenants in possession, Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE is hereby given that, pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment for Foreclosure entered August 25, 2011, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lot 15 and that part of Lot 16 described as follows: beginning on the right-of-way line of Walnut Street where the common lot line dividing Lots 15 and 16 intersects said right-of-way of Walnut Street, run thence northeasterly along said right-of-way line a distance of 25 feet; run thence southeasterly and parallel with the aforesaid common dividing line of Lots 15 and 16 a distance of 135 feet to the rear lot line of said Lot 16; run thence southwesterly along the rear lot line of said Lot 16 a distance of 25 feet; run thence northwesterly and along the aforesaid common lot line dividing Lots 15 and 16 a distance of 135 feet to the point of beginning, all of the above in Block 123, LaPALOMA, according to the plat thereof, as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page 44, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 09CA000647A000XX DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT RELATING TO IMPAC SECURED ASSETS CORP., MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1, PLAINTIFF, VS. GUSTAVO GONZALEZ, ET AL., DEFENDANT(S). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 25, 2011, in the above action, I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at Highlands, Florida, on September 20, 2011, at 11:00 AM, at Basement of courthouse in Jury Assembly Room 430 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 for the following described property: LOT 14, IN BLOCK 214, OF LEISURE LAKES SECTION FOURTEEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 67, 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 sixty (60) days after the sale. The Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. DATED: By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk of the Court Prepared by: Gladstone Law Group, P.A. 1499 W. Palmetto Park Rd., Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33486 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 ADA Coordinator, Mr. Nick Sudzina at P.O. Box 9000, Bartow, FL 33831; telephone number 863-534-4686 two (2) working days of your receipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, call the Florida Relay Services at 1-800-955-8771 (TTY); if you are voice impaired, call the Florida Relay Services at 1-800-955-8770. September 4, 11, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2009-CA-001420 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, vs. PIERCY, KRISTA, et. al., Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 2009-CA-001420 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein, BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, FKA COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, LP, Plaintiff, and, PIERCY, KRISTA, et. al., are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT AT COURTHOUSE, 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870, at the hour of 11 A.M. on the 14th day of September, 2011, the following described property: LOT 47, IN BLOCK 360, OF SUN N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 16, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, AT PAGE 4, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Property Address: 6748 SAN BRUNO DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33872 To be published on 8/28/ and 9/4, 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 18th day of August, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk August 28; September 4, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001255 US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SASCO 2007-WF1, Plaintiff, DARLIN ROMERO A/K/A DARLIN O. ROMERO, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 18, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001255 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein US BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR SASCO 2007-WF1, is the Plaintiff and DARLIN ROMERO A/K/A DARLIN O. ROMERO N/K/A SYLVIA BEUDELL; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 14th day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 33 SUNSHINE VILLAS, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13, PAGE 22, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 6 WEST SUNSHINE LANE, AVON PARK, FL 33825 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on August 18, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09085284 NMNC-CONV-Team 1 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. August 28; September 4, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-000737 PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION F/K/A CENDANT MORTGAGE CORPORTION, Plaintiff, vs. MICHAEL T. OWENS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated on August 24, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-000737 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION F/K/A CENDANT MORTGAGE CORPORATION, is the Plaintiff and MICHAEL T. OWENS; DEANNA W. OWENS; DISCOVERY MRTG & DIST A/K/A DISCOVERY MARKETING AND DISTRIBUTING, INC.; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 21st day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 22, BLOCK 7, OF HARDER HALL COUNTRY CLUB II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13, AT PAGE 46, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 611 ENTRADA AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33875 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on August 24, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08045412 CENDANT-FNMA-Team 4 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. September 4, 11, 2011 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on August 18, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08029080 COUNTRYWIDE-CONV B/C-Team 2 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. August 28; September 4, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-000648 THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1, Plaintiff, MIRAINE BALLESTERO, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 18, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-000648 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1, is the Plaintiff and MIRAINE BALLESTERO; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 14th day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 19 AND 20, BLOCK 154, PLACID LAKES SECTION TWELVE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 8, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 115 FIG ROAD NW, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-000824 THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-20, Plaintiff, GUILLERMO RUELAS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 18, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-000824 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSETBACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-20, is the Plaintiff and GUILLERMO RUELAS; JUAN RUELAS; MARIA RUELAS; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 14th day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 9, IN BLOCK 174, OF LEISURE LAKES, SECTION 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3377 GOSSAMER AVENUE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on August 18, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Lisa Tantillo Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08015461 COUNTRY-CONV B/C-Team 2 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. August 28; September 4, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. 11-283-CP IN RE: ESTATE OF KAREN L. MEEKINS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of KAREN L. MEEKINS, deceased, File Number 11-283-CP, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is August 28, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Daniel P. Meekins Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Michael L. Keiber MICHAEL L. KEIBER, ESQUIRE Law Office of Michael L. Keiber, P.A. 129 South Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 V. (863)385-5188 F. (863)471-1111 Florida Bar No. 620610 August 28; September 4, 2011 sons 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 28, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Charles Miller 226 W. Lake Damon Drive Avon Park, Florida 33825 Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Charlotte C. Stone Attorney for Charles Miller Florida Bar Number: 21297 Stone & Walder, P.L. 3200 US Hwy 27 S., Suite 304 Sebring, FL 33870 Telephone: (863)402-5424 Fax: (863)402-5425 August 28; September 4, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-318 IN RE: ESTATE OF JOSEF RIEDERER A/K/A JOSEPH RIEDERER Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of Josef Riederer a/k/a Joseph Riederer, deceased, whose date of death was February 6, 2011, 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 perIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-363 IN RE: ESTATE OF JAMES MORRIS HOUPE aka J.M. HOUPE, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of JAMES MORRIS HOUPE aka J.M. HOUPE, deceased, whose date of death was March 4, 2010, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST 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 A ugust 28, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Bonnie Francis Houpe BONNIE FRANCIS HOUPE AKA BONNIE FRANCES HOUPE 202 Margarete Drive, Avon Park, FL 33825 A ttorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III, P.A. 551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE. SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-0112 / s/ Clifford M. Ables III FLORIDA BAR NO. 178379 August 28: September 4, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-372 IN RE: ESTATE OF EARL KENNETH LEWIS aka E. KENNETH LEWIS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of EARL KENNETH LEWIS aka E. KENNETH LEWIS, deceased, whose date of death was July 9, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST 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 September 4, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Nancy Kennith Ferry 29 Lake Gardens Drive Lake Placid, FL 33852 A ttorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III, P.A. 551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE. SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-0112 / s/ Clifford M. Ables III FLORIDA BAR NO. 178379 September 4, 11, 2011 1050Legals 1000 Announcements Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 CROSS COUNTRY 3X10.5 AD #00011600
Page 12ANews-Sun Sunday, September 4, 2011www.newssun.co m HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING INVITATION TO BID (ITB) The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for: ITB No. 11-052 SEBRING PARKWAY PHASE III RELOCATION OF GOPHER TORTOISES & RIGHT-OF-WAY CLEARING (PROJECT No. 09021)(Re-Bid 11-037 & 11-046) Specifications may be obtained by downloading from our website: www.hcbcc.net or by contacting: Danielle Gilbert, A ssistant Director, Highlands County General Services/ Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 Telephone: 863-402-6524, E-Mail: email@example.com A NON-MANDATORY Pre-Bid meeting will be held at 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 in the Engineering Conference Room, 505 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. All potential bidders are encouraged to attend this meeting. Submit one (1) original and two (2) copies of your bid form, bid security and other required data in a sealed envelope and marked with the bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed bid submittal. Bids must be delivered to Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., Friday, September 30, 2011 at which time they will be opened. Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service. One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at either or both of the above meetings. Highlands County Local Preference Policy will apply to the award of this bid. Vendors submitting responses must submit bids on all work to receive consideration. A Bid Bond or Cashiers Check in an amount of five percent (5%) of the bid must be included on bids over $100,000.00. If the successful bid is greater than $200,000.00, a Public Construction Bond will be required. Bid must be accompanied by evidence of bidder's qualifications to do business in the State of Florida, in accordance with F.S. 489. The principal features of the Project are: LUMP SUM PRICE BID: THE PROJECT CONSISTS OF A ) PERMIT AND RELOCATION OF ALL GOPHER TORTOISES WITHIN THE PROJECT LIMITS. THIS INCLUDES A NY ASSOCIATED FEES. B) REMOVAL OF TREES, CLEARING AND GRUBBING WITHIN THE RIGHT-OF-WAY FOR THE FUTURE CONSTRUCTION OF SEBRING PARKWAY PHASE III PROJECT, WHICH RUNS NORTH OF SEBRING PARKWAY PHASE I AT THE 90 DEGREE CURVE THROUGH THE 130 FEET WIDE STRIP OF THE ABANDONED RAILROAD RIGHT-OF-WAY TO A PPROXIMATELY COLLEGE DRIVE. C) THE EXISTING STOCKPILE OR BACKFILL MATERIAL LOCATED ON THE PROJECT SITE JUST NORTH OF THE 90 DEGREE CURVE OF SEBRING PARKWAY (PHASE I) SHALL BE UTILIZED BY THE AWARDED BIDDER (CONTRACTOR) TO FILL IMMEDIATE PORTION OF THE ABANDONED RAILROAD BED. ONCE THE EXISTING STOCKPILE IS DEPLETED THE CONTRACTOR WILL NOT BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY A DDITIONAL FILL MATERIALS. A ll workmanship and materials shall meet the requirement of the Florida Department of Transportation Standard Specifications for Road and Bridge Construction (dated 2010) and be in compliance with all permits issued. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners (HCBCC / COUNTY) reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsive and responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of Highlands County. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mrs. Melissa Bruns, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners, Purchasing Department; Highlands County, Florida HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING INVITATION TO BID (ITB) The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for the following Annual Bid: ITB 12-013 IN PLACE ASPHALTIC CONCRETE ANNUAL RESURFACING PROJECTS USING HIGHLANDS COUNTY ASPHALT NIGP Code: 913-94 Specifications may be obtained by downloading from our website: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net"www.hcbcc.net or by contacting: Danielle Gilbert, Highlands County General Services/Purchasing Department Assistant Purchasing Director 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33875-5803 Phone: 863-402-6524 Fax: 863-402-6735; or E-Mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:email@example.com"firstname.lastname@example.org Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed bids. Bids must be delivered to the Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL. 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., Thursday, September 15, 2011, at which time they will be opened. Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service. One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at the above bid opening. Highlands County Local Preference Policy will apply to the award of this bid. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsive and responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of Highlands County. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mrs. Melissa Bruns, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: email@example.com. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners Purchasing Department; Highlands County, Florida Website: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net August 28; September 4, 2011 HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (HCBCC) GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING INVITATION TO BID (ITB) The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for the following Annual Bids: ITB 11-051 IN PLACE PAVEMENT MARKING NIGP CODE No. 968-61 Specifications may be obtained by downloading from our website: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net or by contacting: Danielle Gilbert, Assistant Director/ Highlands County General Services/Purchasing Department 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33875-5803 Phone: 863-402-6524 Fax: 863-402-6735; or E-Mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org" email@example.com Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed bids. Bids must be delivered to the Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL. 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., Thursday, September 15, 2011 at which time they will be opened. Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service. One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at the above bid opening. Highlands County Local Preference Policy will apply to the award of this ITB. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners (HCBCC) reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of Highlands County. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mrs. Melissa Bruns, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners Purchasing Department Highlands County, Florida Website: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net August 28; September 4, 2011 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsDUMMY 09 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD #00011623
www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, September 4, 2011Page 13 A Call 385-6155 and a Sales Representative will be glad to assist you!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 TransportationMUD MOTORBeaver Tail. Less than 100hrs. 23hp Briggs & Stratton Vangaurd. $2700 obo. Call Curtis 863-381-4743 8050Boats & Motors 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states tha t all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of in testinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies THE NU-HOPETHRIFT STORE has Moved! We are now at the Shoppes o f Highlands, 6442 US HWY 27 S in Sebring. Temporary store hrs. Mon. Fri. 8-4:30pm Sat. 9 3pm. Our new large r store opens the first week of October. SEBRING COMMUNITYGARAGE SALE on SIDEWALKS at the CIRCLE DOWNTOWN. Large Variety of Sellers. Saturday Sept. 10th, 2011 7am ? SEBRING -MOVING SALE! 707 Triumph Dr., Sept. 8, 9, & 10, 8am ? Furniture, Dryer, Household items, Plastic shelves, Comforters, Books. TOO MUCH TO LIST! 7320Garage &Yard Sales WHEEL CHOCKSMetal $15 Call 863-465-6872 WET JACKETSize Small 12-16 Boys, Never Worn Like New! $20 863-382-8647 WASHER KENMOREHeavy Duty 70 series. Model 100.828272820 Beige. $75 Call 863-655-9622 VACUUM CLEANERRoom Mate Dirt Devil. Good Condition. $35. 863-471-2502 TOWER FANby Lasko with ionizer & remote control. 40" tall X 7 1/2" dia. $25. 863-699-0352 TOASTER OVENBlack & Decker, Like New! $10. 863-385-1615 GOLF BAG$5 863-382-9022 7310Bargain Buys STEREO AM/ FM Cassette / 8 Track / Record Player. All In One! $40 863-382-9022 STATIONARY COMMODE(toilet), (medical) Large size, with hand rails. Like New! $10. 863-385-1615 PORTABLE COMMODE(Toilet) Never Used. New!! $60. 863386-0936 MOWER BLADESET / 48 inch cut, New Gator Mulching. $27 863-655-0049 MIRROR WITHGOLD FRAME 43" X 33". $10 863-382-9022 METAL WALKERLarge open style, adjustable. Good Condition! $10 863-385-1615 METAL WALKERCane style with 4 prong legs (medical). Like New! $10 863-385-1615 HITCH HEAVYduty & Toe Bars. $75 Call 863-465-6872 GLIDER /ROCKER Wooden with Footstool. $30 863-452-2230 FREEZER CHEST21 X 27 / Good Condition / $50 863-314-0030 ELECTRIC WRENCH/ 12 VOLT $50 863-414-8412 DRYER KENMOREHeavy Duty Model 110.09272100 White. $75 Call 836-655-9622 COMPUTER DESKw/attached hutch. $35.00 Call 863-385-2349 CHERRY PICKERHOIST $100 863-414-8412 CHAIR UPHOLSTEREDBlue Green, Clean. $30 863-386-0936 CEILING FAN42". Like New! $20. 863-382-9022 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 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 HAIRDRESSING STATIONS(4) complete w/ side cupboards, Top of line Ped. & Manicure station w/ Lamps, (2) Shampoo stations, Glass sink. ALL for $5000 / (3) Tanning Beds 1 at $5000. Buy 2 & get third free. Like New! Call 863-381-2542 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 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 7040AppliancesDISHWASHER KENMORE18" Ape/RV size, white. Like New, used 3 mo. Moved due to illness. Paid $475. Asking $370. 863-699-0489 7040AppliancesFURNITURE -Headboards King & Queen, Buffets, 5pc. Livingroom Set with King bed, Porch sets. To View Call 863-381-2542 7030Estate Sales 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 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 -3BR / 1BA, 2 car gar. 917 Sunniland Dr. close to Dinner Lake. W/D hook-up, large yard. Pets OK. $800 mo. with $200 sec. deposit. 863-381-1095 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 LAKE PLACID1 Bedroom / 1 Bath Apartment for Rent $350 Monthly & $325 Security Dp. Call Century 21 Compton Realty 863-465-4158 BEAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING 2BR, 1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping, building 5 yrs. new. Pets OK. $595 month. Medical Way. RENTED!!! AVON PARKLEMONTREE APTS 1BR $520 mo. + $350 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Call Alan 386-503-8953 AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK**** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 SEBRING -1 & 2 BR Apts. Fresh paint. Includes water. $395-$550 / mo. Call Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsAVON PARKFully Furnished Efficiency Apartment. Pay by the week or month. $100/wk. or $400/mo. $150 down, cable TV & utilities incl. Call 863-453-4591 6150FurnishedApartmentsSEBRING NEAT& Clean 2br./1ba. Central Air/Heat. Utility room, yard maint. incl. Close to everything. No pets. $500/mo. + security. 863-763-1759 or 863-381-2810 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsLAKE PLACIDDW Mobile Home 2/2 Central A/C and heat. Screened porch, Carport. W/D hook up. Large lawn, quiet area. No pets. $500/mo. 863-840-0494 or 863-465-1451 5150Mobile HomesFor RentPALM HARBORHOMES 4/2 From 499 Mo. Loaded 3/2 From 399 Mo. Loaded Homes on Your Lot 0 Down 800-622-2832 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesATTENTION: CASH for your Home, Duplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, "As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4320Real Estate Wanted SEBRING 1202Armstrong St. Orange Blossom Estates. Corner Lot. $2800. Call S. Smith 830-563-3357 ATTN: CONTRACTORS/DEVELOPERS! Lot for Sale! Cash Price: Only $6500. 2320 Barn Owl St. Sebring. Call: (772) 410-3737 4220Lots for Sale SEBRING -Lake Home 1809 Arbuckle Creek Rd. 1 acre on Dinner Lake. 3BR, 2BA, fireplace, "fixer upper". $125 K. For an appointment Call 863-385-3162 RECENTLY 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 Position Filled!!! SEEKING WEB/GRAPHICSDESIGNER Must have multi platform experience Please E-mail email@example.com or Fax 863-471-2565 REFERENCE ASST. (PT) Responsible for basic library reference functions. Assoc. degree and one yr. recent library exp. req. Mon-Thurs. 4:30 8pm, occasional Friday's. $9.74/hr. Deadline 5pm. 9/12/11. Visit: www.southflorida.edu/hr for details. (863) 784-7132. EA/EO/VET'S. PREF. 2100Help Wanted PHLEBOTOMY TRAINING With Certification Workshop Saturday Sept. 17 9am. 6pm. Fee $400. Call 877-741-1996 www.medical2.com Also Hiring Instructors PERMANENT HANDYMANPrefer skills in most trades. Must have knowledge of Electrical, Plumbing, Welding, & Mechanical. Hours & salary negotiable for the right individual. 863-385-3150 PATIENT CARETECHNICIAN Needed for dialysis clinic Certified Hemodialysis Technician preferred, but will train right Phlebotomist. Must be able to pass a Background and Drug Screen check. Call Peggy at (863) 382-9443 or fax resume (863) 382-9242 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANWanted for Apartment Complex. Performs all duties as assigned. High school education and/or technical skills. Experience in multifamily residential building maintenance preferred. HVAC systems, household appliances, and familiarity w/electricity, plumbing and carpentry required. No criminal record and valid drivers license required. Please call (863) 382-0044 EOE/DFWP 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. 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment 1100AnnouncementsWebsite: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net September 4, 11, 2011 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsCHECK YOUR ADPlease check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day y our ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified DUMMY 09 DOCK CAPTAIN 2X3 AD #00011631 DUMMY 09 CARRIERS 2X5 AD #00011630 BRENMAR ADVERTISING 2X3 AD #00011611AVON PARK HOUSING 1X4 AD #00011629 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD #00011628 NORTHGATE/ HIGHPOINT FURNITURE 1X3 AD #00011602NOW 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 www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, September 4, 2011Page 13 A Call 385-6155 and a Sales Representative will be glad to assist you!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 TransportationMUD MOTORBeaver Tail. Less than 100hrs. 23hp Briggs & Stratton Vangaurd. $2700 obo. Call Curtis 863-381-4743 8050Boats & Motors 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states tha t all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of in testinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies THE NU-HOPETHRIFT STORE has Moved! We are now at the Shoppes o f Highlands, 6442 US HWY 27 S in Sebring. Temporary store hrs. Mon. Fri. 8-4:30pm Sat. 9 3pm. Our new large r store opens the first week of October. SEBRING COMMUNITYGARAGE SALE on SIDEWALKS at the CIRCLE DOWNTOWN. Large Variety of Sellers. Saturday Sept. 10th, 2011 7am ? SEBRING -MOVING SALE! 707 Triumph Dr., Sept. 8, 9, & 10, 8am ? Furniture, Dryer, Household items, Plastic shelves, Comforters, Books. TOO MUCH TO LIST! 7320Garage &Yard Sales WHEEL CHOCKSMetal $15 Call 863-465-6872 WET JACKETSize Small 12-16 Boys, Never Worn Like New! $20 863-382-8647 WASHER KENMOREHeavy Duty 70 series. Model 100.828272820 Beige. $75 Call 863-655-9622 VACUUM CLEANERRoom Mate Dirt Devil. Good Condition. $35. 863-471-2502 TOWER FANby Lasko with ionizer & remote control. 40" tall X 7 1/2" dia. $25. 863-699-0352 TOASTER OVENBlack & Decker, Like New! $10. 863-385-1615 GOLF BAG$5 863-382-9022 7310Bargain Buys STEREO AM/ FM Cassette / 8 Track / Record Player. All In One! $40 863-382-9022 STATIONARY COMMODE(toilet), (medical) Large size, with hand rails. Like New! $10. 863-385-1615 PORTABLE COMMODE(Toilet) Never Used. New!! $60. 863386-0936 MOWER BLADESET / 48 inch cut, New Gator Mulching. $27 863-655-0049 MIRROR WITHGOLD FRAME 43" X 33". $10 863-382-9022 METAL WALKERLarge open style, adjustable. Good Condition! $10 863-385-1615 METAL WALKERCane style with 4 prong legs (medical). Like New! $10 863-385-1615 HITCH HEAVYduty & Toe Bars. $75 Call 863-465-6872 GLIDER /ROCKER Wooden with Footstool. $30 863-452-2230 FREEZER CHEST21 X 27 / Good Condition / $50 863-314-0030 ELECTRIC WRENCH/ 12 VOLT $50 863-414-8412 DRYER KENMOREHeavy Duty Model 110.09272100 White. $75 Call 836-655-9622 COMPUTER DESKw/attached hutch. $35.00 Call 863-385-2349 CHERRY PICKERHOIST $100 863-414-8412 CHAIR UPHOLSTEREDBlue Green, Clean. $30 863-386-0936 CEILING FAN42". Like New! $20. 863-382-9022 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 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 HAIRDRESSING STATIONS(4) complete w/ side cupboards, Top of line Ped. & Manicure station w/ Lamps, (2) Shampoo stations, Glass sink. ALL for $5000 / (3) Tanning Beds 1 at $5000. Buy 2 & get third free. Like New! Call 863-381-2542 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 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 7040AppliancesDISHWASHER KENMORE18" Ape/RV size, white. Like New, used 3 mo. Moved due to illness. Paid $475. Asking $370. 863-699-0489 7040AppliancesFURNITURE -Headboards King & Queen, Buffets, 5pc. Livingroom Set with King bed, Porch sets. To View Call 863-381-2542 7030Estate Sales 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 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 -3BR / 1BA, 2 car gar. 917 Sunniland Dr. close to Dinner Lake. W/D hook-up, large yard. Pets OK. $800 mo. with $200 sec. deposit. 863-381-1095 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 LAKE PLACID1 Bedroom / 1 Bath Apartment for Rent $350 Monthly & $325 Security Dp. Call Century 21 Compton Realty 863-465-4158 BEAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING 2BR, 1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping, building 5 yrs. new. Pets OK. $595 month. Medical Way. RENTED!!! AVON PARKLEMONTREE APTS 1BR $520 mo. + $350 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Call Alan 386-503-8953 AVON PARKApartment with balcony overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK**** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 SEBRING -1 & 2 BR Apts. Fresh paint. Includes water. $395-$550 / mo. Call Gary Johnson, 863-381-1861. 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsAVON PARKFully Furnished Efficiency Apartment. Pay by the week or month. $100/wk. or $400/mo. $150 down, cable TV & utilities incl. Call 863-453-4591 6150FurnishedApartmentsSEBRING NEAT& Clean 2br./1ba. Central Air/Heat. Utility room, yard maint. incl. Close to everything. No pets. $500/mo. + security. 863-763-1759 or 863-381-2810 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsLAKE PLACIDDW Mobile Home 2/2 Central A/C and heat. Screened porch, Carport. W/D hook up. Large lawn, quiet area. No pets. $500/mo. 863-840-0494 or 863-465-1451 5150Mobile HomesFor RentPALM HARBORHOMES 4/2 From 499 Mo. Loaded 3/2 From 399 Mo. Loaded Homes on Your Lot 0 Down 800-622-2832 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesATTENTION: CASH for your Home, Duplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, "As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4320Real Estate Wanted SEBRING 1202Armstrong St. Orange Blossom Estates. Corner Lot. $2800. Call S. Smith 830-563-3357 ATTN: CONTRACTORS/DEVELOPERS! Lot for Sale! Cash Price: Only $6500. 2320 Barn Owl St. Sebring. Call: (772) 410-3737 4220Lots for Sale SEBRING -Lake Home 1809 Arbuckle Creek Rd. 1 acre on Dinner Lake. 3BR, 2BA, fireplace, "fixer upper". $125 K. For an appointment Call 863-385-3162 RECENTLY 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 Position Filled!!! SEEKING WEB/GRAPHICSDESIGNER Must have multi platform experience Please E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax 863-471-2565 REFERENCE ASST. (PT) Responsible for basic library reference functions. Assoc. degree and one yr. recent library exp. req. Mon-Thurs. 4:30 8pm, occasional Friday's. $9.74/hr. Deadline 5pm. 9/12/11. Visit: www.southflorida.edu/hr for details. (863) 784-7132. EA/EO/VET'S. PREF. 2100Help Wanted PHLEBOTOMY TRAINING With Certification Workshop Saturday Sept. 17 9am. 6pm. Fee $400. Call 877-741-1996 www.medical2.com Also Hiring Instructors PERMANENT HANDYMANPrefer skills in most trades. Must have knowledge of Electrical, Plumbing, Welding, & Mechanical. Hours & salary negotiable for the right individual. 863-385-3150 PATIENT CARETECHNICIAN Needed for dialysis clinic Certified Hemodialysis Technician preferred, but will train right Phlebotomist. Must be able to pass a Background and Drug Screen check. Call Peggy at (863) 382-9443 or fax resume (863) 382-9242 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIANWanted for Apartment Complex. Performs all duties as assigned. High school education and/or technical skills. Experience in multifamily residential building maintenance preferred. HVAC systems, household appliances, and familiarity w/electricity, plumbing and carpentry required. No criminal record and valid drivers license required. Please call (863) 382-0044 EOE/DFWP 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. 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment 1100AnnouncementsWebsite: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net September 4, 11, 2011 1055HighlandsCounty LegalsCHECK YOUR ADPlease check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day y our ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. 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Special to the News-SunCELEBRATION There was a celebration, it just was not the home team that did it as Lake Placid decimated the Celebration Storm 47-7 Friday night. The Green Dragons controlled every aspect of the game with a pounding running game, special teams and a stifling defense. Nevada Weaver and AJ Gayle combined to score all of Lake Placids seven touchdowns. Weaver scored four touchdowns on two runs, a kickoff return and a recovered blocked punt in the end zone, while Gayle rushed 17 times for over 200 yards and three touchdowns. Lake Placid would also force four turnovers, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions, as they held Celebration to less than 100 yards of total offense. After forcing Celebration to punt the ball after three plays to start the game, it did not take long for the Green Dragons to establish control. They went 43 yards in three plays to score on a 7-yard Weaver run to give the Green Dragons a 7-0 lead. The offensive line got good push tonight, stated Lake Placid Head Coach Jason Holden. But we need to work on maintaining blocks throughout the play. We did not do that and allowed their defense to make some plays. Celebration would tie the score at the end of the first period. Backed up on their own 10 -yard line, the Storm ball carrier fumbled the ball. Celebration picked up the ball at the five and ran 95 yards for the touchdown. Weaver would then take the ensuing kickoff to start the second quarter and ran straight up the middle for a 98-yard touchdown return to take the lead right back at 14-7. The next time Lake Placid got the ball, it was Gayle who became the center of the offense as he ran the ball six consecutive times. The last carry he pounded up the middle for a 2-yard touchdown run giving the Green Dragons a 21-7 lead going into halftime. AJ just loves having the ball, said Holden on his sophomore running back. Hell run around you if the lane is there, but if its not, hell gladly take you on. The Dragons quickly scored in four plays to start the second half, that was topped off by a 27-yard touchdown run by Weaver. Lake Placids lead was now 27-7 when the extra point was blocked. If there was any doubt about who controlled this game, Lake Placid would put that to rest on their next offensive play. Gayle took the ball and ran 53 yards for the score. By ED BALDRIDGE email@example.comAVON PARK This was a big win for us, said Avon Parks Andy Bonjokian after the Red Devil 7-6 victory over Frostproof in Fridays regular season opener at Faris Brannen Field. We needed this. We still made some mistakes, and we are gonna work on that, but this was a good win. The Devils scored their only touchdown in just under one minute of the first quarter on a Ryan Dick to Jarviel Hart 66-yard pass for six. Dick would complete four of his six passes for 91-yards and rush for 11 yards. The Garrett Taylor extrapoint kick was good, putting Avon Park up 7-0 with 11 minutes still to play in the first quarter. Relying on workhorse Charles Louis, the Devil offense would pick up just 115 yards all told, 91 of those would be in the air as Avon Parks offensive line struggled to toe the line. We have to put more than seven on the board if we are going to win football games, Bonjokian said. For the rest of the night, the game turned into an enormous defensive grind. Our defense played a good game. They hung tough, said Bonjokian. Frostproofs only score came in the second after a 76yard, six minute drive that was pounded out on short yardage by Jake Smith. From the two, Bulldog Dakota McCullers was able to punch it in, but Red Devil Tyler Johnson blocked the extra point leaving the score 7-6 Avon Park at the half. Smith would rack up 58 yards in 13 carries and McCuller would net 25 yards in 6 carries. Bulldog quarterback Zack Jenkins would complete 11 of his 25 attempts for 114 yards, with two interceptions, and rush for just four yards. In the second half, neither team could gain an offensive advantage while penalties kept the drives to four and out. Avon Park gave over 4 5 yards in penalties while the Bulldogs sacrificed 55 yards to yellow flags. Frostproof seemed to be a threat late in the game when they marched 31 yards to the 36, but Avon Parks JD Hardy pulled down a Bulldog pass, his second of the night, at the six to stop the drive cold with 1:53 on the clock. After some clock wrangling, the Devils were able to take of knees for the win. The kids played hard tonight. We are going to enjoy the moment, Bonjokian said. I have no idea what to expect from Hardee. We are going rest, watch the films and get back to work on Monday. Devil defense holds Bulldogs Avon Park, Lake Placid and Sebring all notch season-opening wins SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Sunday, September 4, 2011 Jordan Hinkle and Bianca Nortelus celebrate during Sebrings five-set thriller over Lake Placid Thursday night. See Page 3B for a recap of the riveting match. Friday night three-for-all News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Charles Louis drags this Bulldog defender for a short gain early in Fridays win at Frostproof. News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN Running room was tough to come by in the early going, but Damion Thompson and the Blue Streaks got it going when it mattered most in Frida y s 9-7 win over DeSoto. By DAN HOEHNE firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING It may look more like a slightly bloated baseball score, but Sebrings 9-7 win over visiting DeSoto Friday night was as knockdown, smash-mouth and exciting as prep football can get. Coming in, first-year head coach LaVaar Scott knew the Bulldogs brought a physical style and game-breaking speed that his defense would have to contend with. That was obvious in the early going as, after a three-and-out for the Blue Streak offense, DeSoto ran off a 10-play drive, featuring the run, that got the ball to the Sebring 11. Justin Richardson did most of the ground work, reeling off 47 yards on eight carries, with a few of those looking like they could have gone for paydirt. But it was on his eighth carry that the tenacious D of the Streaks got to him, forcing a fumble to end the early threat. The Sebring offense, however, is still feeling itsway and wasnt having much success moving the ball to any great degree for most of the first half. But the defense was more than holding itsown, frustrating the Bulldogs at every turn, including the thwarting of another attempt inside the 10. With first-and-goal at the eight, a pass to the corner o f the end zone was broken up in a jump-ball duel by Decaris Jones. Athree-yard Richardson run got it to the five, but a holding penalty on the nex t play pushed DeSoto back. Another Richardson run only netted one yard and the ensuing field-goal attemp t sailed wide left. Sebring got things going, momentarily, with the pass on their nex t series, with Davaris Faulk connecting with Aaron Hankerson for a 35-yard gain and going to Ladante Harris for 16. But a no-gainer and two incompletions later, left an attempt at a 45-yard field goal by Donovan White tha t was blocked and it was soon halftime still knotted at 0-0. The Bulldogs big-play ability was seen as the second half opened as Xavie r Payne brought back the kickStreak comeback downs DeSoto See SEBRING, Page 4B Avon Park7Frostproof6 Lake Placid47Celebration7 Sebring9DeSoto7 Courtesy photo Lake Placids Nick Swain, #10, celebrates after blocking a punt that Nevada Weaver, #40 recovered for a touchdown in Fridays 47-7 win at Celebration. Below: Green Dragon Marquavian Copekand intercepts a pass in Fridays win. Dragons overpower Storm See LP, Page 4B AJ just loves having the ball. JASONHOLDEN Lake Placid head coach
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.Avon Park Fall BallAVON PARK The Avon Park Dixie Youth Baseball Inc. is currently holding Fall Ball registration 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-upsSEBRINGSebring 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 Saturdays Sept. 10 and 24 as well as Oct. 15 and 29. Each day, the camps will run from 8:30 -11 a.m. on Panther Field at the SFCC Avon Park campus. Under the guidance of Panther head coach Rick Hitt, along with assistant coach Andy Polk and members of the 2011 SFCC squad, campers will learn all aspects of hitting, with drills, instruction and hitting analysis. Registration begins at 8 a.m. each day and players should bring glove, cap, bat and any desired baseball attire. Camp cost is $25 per camper. To register, print Application and Consent and Release forms from www.southflorida.edu/baseball/camp and mail to address on application form. Register by phone, all area codes 863, at 784-7036 for Sebring and Avon Park residents, 465-5300 for Lake Placid, 4947500 for DeSoto County or 773-2252 for Hardee County. Walk-up registrations are accepted. For further information, call any of the above numbers or email coach Hitt at email@example.com .Lake Placid Youth BowlingLAKE PLACID The Royal Palms Youth Bowling League, for ages 7 and up, begins itsnew season Saturday, Sept. 3. The sign-up fee is $25, which includes a shirt, and new bowlers are welcome. Bowling is every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. through December 10. Weekly cost is $11 and includes three games of bowling, shoes and prize fund. All Youth Bowlers are also eligible fo r reduced rate open bowling, though some restrictions may apply, and free bowling with instruction on Fridays from 4-6 p.m. must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call Frank Peterson at 382-9541, or Donna Stanley at 441-4897.Seminole Club kicks off SEBRING The Highlands Seminole Club will host a season-opening football party on Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Sebring Beef O Bradys at 3 p.m. Come join the fun as we kick off the 2011 season with FSU vs LouisianaMonroe. Door prizes and other fun contests will be available. For more information, call 386-9194 o r email mantarayEM@earthlink.net.Soccer, Cheer at YMCASEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCAis signing up ages 3-14 fo r the Fall Soccer Program. We are also signing up 5-13 year olds for The YMCACheer Team. Call 382-9622 for any questions.Habitat Golf FORE Homes 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 Masons Ridge project. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. four person teams will be flighted by handicap. Entry fee includes complimentary practice round, continental breakfast, goodie bags, prizes, snacks on the course and lunch and awards following play. Complimentary reception for all players the evening before on Friday, Sept. 16 at Country Club of Sebring. A$2,000 hole-in-one is being sponsored by Cohan Radio Group and chance to win a vehicle sponsored by Alan Jay Automotive Network. Entry fee is $220 per team or $55 pe r player. Please contact Sarah Pallone at 4022913 for additional information or e-mail team information to firstname.lastname@example.org .Elks golf outingSEBRING The monthly Elks gol f outing will be held at Harder Hall Country Club on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5 beginning at 8 a.m. Cost is only $22, which includes go lf, lunch and prize fund. To sign up contact Jack McLaughlin a t email@example.com or leave a message on 863 471-3295. Check in not later than 7:40 a.m. in the clubhouse. AMERICAN LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB New York8353.610 Boston8354.60612Tampa Bay7463.540912Toronto6969.50015 Baltimore5581.40428 Central Division WLPctGB Detroit7662.551 Cleveland6966.511512Chicago6867.504612Minnesota5879.4231712Kansas City5782.4101912West Division WLPctGB Texas7960.568 Los Angeles7464.536412Oakland6276.4491612Seattle5879.42320 ___ Thursdays Games Oakland 7, Cleveland 0 Toronto 8, Baltimore 6 Kansas City 11, Detroit 8 N.Y. Yankees 4, Boston 2 Texas 7, Tampa Bay 2 L.A. Angels 4, Seattle 3 Fridays Games Detroit 8, Chicago White Sox 1 N.Y. Yankees 3, Toronto 2 Baltimore 3, Tampa Bay 2 Texas 10, Boston 0 Cleveland 5, Kansas City 4 Minnesota 13, L.A. Angels 5 Oakland 9, Seattle 2 Saturdays Games Toronto at N.Y. Yankees, late Seattle at Oakland, late Chicago White Sox at Detroit, late Texas at Boston, late Baltimore at Tampa Bay, late Cleveland at Kansas City, late Minnesota at L.A. Angels, late Sundays Games Toronto (Cecil 4-7) at N.Y. Yankees (Sabathia 18-7), 1:05 p.m. Texas (M.Harrison 10-9) at Boston (Lackey 12-10), 1:35 p.m. Baltimore (Guthrie 6-16) at Tampa Bay (Hellickson 11-10), 1:40 p.m. Cleveland (J.Gomez 1-2) at Kansas City (Francis 5-14), 2:10 p.m. Minnesota (Slowey 0-3) at L.A. Angels (Pineiro 5-6), 3:35 p.m. Seattle (Beavan 3-4) at Oakland (Cahill 9-13), 4:05 p.m. Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 11-6) at Detroit (Scherzer 13-8), 8:05 p.m.LEAGUE LEADERSBATTING Gonzalez, BOS, .342; Young, TEX, .335; Cabrera, DET, .327; Kotchman, TB, .320; Martinez, DET, .319 HOME RUNS Bautista, TOR, 39; Granderson, NYY, 38; Teixeira, NYY, 35; Reynolds, BAL, 31; Konerko, CHW, 28; Cruz, TEX, 28; Ortiz, BOS, 28 RBI Granderson, NYY, 107; Gonzalez, BOS, 103; Teixeira, NYY, 100; Cano, NYY, 99; Konerko, CHW, 92 DOUBLES Zobrist, TB,43 ; Francoeur, KC, 43; Gordon, KC, 41; Gonzalez, BOS, 40; Cabrera, KC, 39; Cano, NYY, 39 WINS Verlander, DET,21-5; Sabathia, NYY, 18-7; Nova, NYY, 15-4; Weaver, LAA,15-7; Lester, BOS, 14-6; Wilson, TEX, 14-6 STRIKEOUTS Verlander, DET, 224; Hernandez, SEA, 204; Sabathia, NYY, 201; Shields, TB, 199; Price, TB, 195 SAVES Valverde, DET, 40; Rivera, NYY, 37; League, SEA, 32; C. Perez, CLE, 31; Papelbon, BOS, 29NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Philadelphia8846.657 Atlanta8156.591812New York6769.49322 Washington6373.46326 Florida6077.4382912Central Division WLPctGB Milwaukee8257.590 St. Louis7365.529812Cincinnati6870.4931312Pittsburgh6375.4571812Chicago5979.4282212Houston4791.3413412West Division WLPctGB Arizona7860.565 San Francisco7365.5295 Los Angeles6770.4891012Colorado6573.47113 San Diego6078.43518 ___ Thursdays Games Philadelphia 6, Cincinnati 4 L.A. Dodgers 6, Pittsburgh 4 St. Louis 8, Milwaukee 4 N.Y. Mets 7, Florida 5 Atlanta 5, Washington 2 Fridays Games Pittsburgh 3, Chicago Cubs 1 N.Y. Mets 7, Washington 3 Philadelphia 5, Florida 3 L.A. Dodgers 8, Atlanta 6 Milwaukee 8, Houston 2 Cincinnati 11, St. Louis 8 Colorado 3, San Diego 0 San Francisco 6, Arizona 2 Saturdays Games Pittsburgh at Chicago Cubs, late Cincinnati at St. Louis, late Milwaukee at Houston, late N.Y. Mets at Washington, late L.A. Dodgers at Atlanta, late Philadelphia at Florida, late Colorado at San Diego, late Arizona at San Francisco, late Sundays Games Philadelphia (Halladay 16-5) at Florida (Ani.Sanchez 7-7), 1:10 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 17-5) at Atlanta (Delgado 0-1), 1:35 p.m. N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 7-11) at Washington (L.Hernandez 8-12), 1:35 p.m. Milwaukee (Marcum 11-5) at Houston (W.Rodriguez 10-9), 2:05 p.m. Cincinnati (Arroyo 8-11) at St. Louis (E.Jackson 4-2), 2:15 p.m. Pittsburgh (Morton 9-8) at Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 6-4), 2:20 p.m. Arizona (D.Hudson 14-9) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 10-5), 4:05 p.m. Colorado (A.Cook 3-8) at San Diego (Latos 6-13), 4:05 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING Reyes, NYM, .333; Braun, MIL, .332; Votto, CIN, .323; Kemp, LAD, .321; Murphy, NYM, .320; Morse, WAS, .314 HOME RUNS Pujols, STL, 34; Uggla, ATL, 31; Kemp, LAD, 31; Stanton, FLA, 31; Fielder, MIL, 31 RBI Fielder, MIL, 105; Howard, PHL, 104; Kemp, LAD, 102; Tulowitzki, COL, 96; Braun, MIL, 91 DOUBLES Upton, ARI, 37; Tulowitzki, COL, 35; Braun, MIL, 35; Lee, HOU, 34, Holliday, STL, 34 WINS Kennedy, ARI, 17-4; Kershaw, LAD, 17-5; Halladay, 16-5; Lee, PHL, 15-7; Gallardo, MIL, 15-9 STRIKEOUTS Kershaw, LAD, 212; Lee, PHL, 198; Lincecum, SF, 193; Halladay, PHL, 191; ASanchez, FLA, 168; Greinke, MIL, 168 SAVES Kimbrel, ATL, 42; Axford, MIL, 40; Wilson, SF, 35; Bell, SD, 35;Putz, ATL, 35; Storen, WAS, 34EASTERN 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. ___ Saturdays Games Philadelphia at Real Salt Lake, late Mondays Games Los Angeles at Sporting Kansas City, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 New England at Philadelphia, 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 Colorado at Los Angeles, 11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 Real Salt Lake at Seattle FC, 4 p.m. Houston at Sporting Kansas City, 4 p.m. Vancouver at New York, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Philadelphia, 7:30 p.m. FC Dallas at New England, 7:30 p.m. Toronto FC at Columbus, 7:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB x-Indiana1911.633 x-Connecticut1912.61312New York1813.581112Atlanta1714.548212Chicago1416.4675 Washington625.1941312WESTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB z-Minnesota247.774 Seattle1813.5816 Phoenix1713.567612San Antonio1515.500812Los Angeles1317.4331012Tulsa327.1002012x-clinched playoff spot ___ Thursdays Games Washington 85, Atlanta 81 San Antonio 86, Phoenix 68 Fridays Games Atlanta 95, Washington 73 Connecticut 83, Indiana 55 New York 78, Minnesota 62 Seattle 78, Tulsa 72 Saturdays Games Seattle at San Antonio, late Los Angeles at Phoenix, late Sundays Games Tulsa at Atlanta, 3 p.m. Minnesota at New York, 4 p.m. Connecticut at Washington, 4 p.m. Indiana at Chicago, 6 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League BOSTON RED SOX_Activated 3B Kevin Youkilis from the 15-day DL. CHICAGO WHITE SOX Reinstated C A.J. Pierzynski from the 15-day DL. Purchased the contracts of RHP Shane Lindsay and RHP Addison Reed from Charlotte (IL). Recalled INF Eduardo Escobar from Charlotte. CLEVELAND INDIANS Recalled RHP Josh Judy from Columbus (IL). MINNESOTA TWINS Recalled RHP Jim Hoey from Rochester (IL). TAMPA BAY RAYS Recalled RHP Andy Sonnanstine from Durham (IL). Activated C Jose Labaton from the 15day DL. National League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKS Selected the contract of C Robby Hammock from Reno (PCL). ATLANTA BRAVES Released SS Julio Lugo. Activated INF Jack Wilson from the 15-day DL. CHICAGO CUBS Selected the contract of INF Bryan LaHair from Iowa. COLORADO ROCKIES Reinstated OF Ryan Spilborghs from the 15-day DL. FLORIDA MARLINS Recalled LHP Brad Hand from Jacksonville (SL).FOOTBALLNational Football League CLEVELAND BROWNS Signed TE Evan Moore to a two-year contract extension through the 2013 season. GREEN BAY PACKERS Agreed to terms with G Josh Sitton on a contract extension through 2016. INDIANAPOLIS COLTS Named Jim Tressel game-day consultant. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.Hardee,6/7:30 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Football at Sebring,7 p.m.; Swim at Winter Haven,5:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Football at Moore Haven,7:30 p.m.; Volleyball at Bartow Tournament,TBD Sebring TUESDAY: Girls Golf vs.Bartow,Sun N Lake,4 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Football vs.Lake Placid,7 p.m.; Volleyball vs.DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Golf vs.Lake Wales,Okeechobee,Sun N Lake,4 p.m.; Girls Golf at Bartow,4 p.m.; Swim at Winter Haven,5:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Football at Frostproof,7 p.m.; Volleyball at Bartow Tournament,TBD; Bowling vs.Port St.Lucie,3:30 p.m. SFCC TUESDAY: Volleyball at Warner University,7 p.m. THURSDAY: Volleyball at Florida College,7 p.m. TUESDAY,Sept.13: Volleyball vs.St.Petersburg College,7 p.m. THURSDAY,Sept.15: Volleyball at State College of Florida,7 p.m. Avon Park TUESDAY: Boys Golf vs.Fort Meade,Pinecrest,3:30 p.m.; Girls Golf vs.George Jenkins,River Greens,4 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Football vs.Fort Meade,7 p.m.; Boys Golf vs.Lakeland Christian, Pinecrest,3:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Football vs.Hardee,7:30 p.m.; Volleyball at Bartow Tournament,TBD A U T O R A C I N G SU N D A Y 1 1 1 a m NHRA Mac Tools US Nationals, Qual . 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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 4, 2011Page 3B YMCA; 3.639"; 5"; Black; **internet included**; 0 0 0 1 1 6 1 2 DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 9/4/11; 0 0 0 1 1 6 2 0 HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 9/4/11; 0 0 0 1 1 6 2 1 YMCA; 3.639"; 5"; Black; **internet included**; 0 0 0 1 1 6 1 2 HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 9/4/11; 0 0 0 1 1 6 2 1 DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 9/4/11; 0 0 0 1 1 6 2 0 By DAN HOEHNE firstname.lastname@example.orgSEBRING As far as the Lake Placid, Sebring volleyball rivalry goes, it was business as usual Thursday night in the Lady Streaks win. But for volleyball in general, as is the case in this series, it was as exciting and wild a night as one could ask for. Thats what volleyball is at itsbest, Sebring head coach Vanessa Sinness said afterward. Aroller-coaster ride. This one certainly was for both squads as the anticipation seemed to get the better of the Lady Dragons early on. I think they built it up so much in their minds that they didnt come out to play their game, Lake Placid head coach Linette Wells said. We played Sebrings game in those first two sets. But even with the Dragons a bit scattered, it was as back and forth in the opening set as it could get. ATaylor Miller kill put Lake Placid up 4-2, only to see the Streaks flash back to a 5-4 lead. Sebring upped the ante to 10-8, but another Miller kill and a Marissa Baldwin block highlighted a charge to go back up 12-10. Kills by Blue Streaks Sydnee Connelly and Bella Caraballo kept Sebring close, but another little run had the Dragons up 18-14. It was knotted again, however, at 19s, 20s and 21s before a Connelly kill sparked a run that had Sebring on the verge of the win at 24-21. It took two more turns of the scoreboard, though, amid the alternating shrieks of excitement and disappointment from the dueling fanbases before the Streaks could wrap up the 25-23 win. After this tenacious set, it was the second go-round that saw Lake Placid fall flat. Even in the early going, Sebring started pulling away, not allowing the Dragons more than one score at a time between points 4 and 13, while putting together enough short bursts to hold a 20-12 advantage. Lake Placid reasserted itself with a run to get to 15, but three more from the Streaks brought the edge back to eight at 23-15. Again, however, those last couple points would take a little longer than the home crowd would have liked as it got to 23-18 and 24-20 before a 2-0 edge in the match could be secured with the 25-20 final. But heres where that long climb up the big hill of the roller coaster was finished for the Lady Dragons and the free-for-all charge down the hill and through the turns began. After Sebring scored the first, a 6-0 run put Lake Placid in the driversseat. The Streaks, of course, would battle back throughout, with key scores from Dino Lower, Kaley Walter, Stephanie Struck, Meghan Lollis and Connelly. But the early margin would never quite be overcome as the Dragons halved the match lead with a 25-21 win. Again in the fourth set, Lake Placid set the early tone in getting out to a 5-2 lead and stretching it to 12-8. Sebring would cut it to 1413, but kills by Ashley Townsend and Alana Nielander pushed it to 18-13 and a Breauna Corley kill highlighted a finishing run for the 25-17 win that had this one all square and sending it to the fifth-set tiebreaker. And it was there, in that fifth set, that the night as a whole was summed up. Riding a Walter ace and Lollis block to a 7-1 lead, the Blue Streaks had gone up big early. The second phase, though, saw the Dragons again come clawing back, with a Nielander kill helping to knot things up at 11-11 in this continuing nail-biter. Sebring got another block from Lollis and got to the verge of the win at 14-12, but of course Lake Placid would come back to tie it again at 14s. But the Lady Streaks found those last two points and another riveting adventure that is the Lake Placid, Sebring volleyball rivalry was at a left-it-all-out-onthe-floor end. Heck yeah, it cant much better than that can it, Sinness said. Its a county thing. Its always been like that and its good for both teams. Now when we go back to our district, having be en through a match like this, i t will only make us better. Weve got some huge district games and its going to take perseverance like this to get us where we need to go, she continued. (Lake Placid) wasnt all there the first two sets and were making mental mistakes, but they came back at us and we were the ones making the mistakes. And o f course that fifth set, it jus t doesnt get any closer than that. Wells, obviously, saw things much the same. After the first two sets, the girls got settled and slowly but surely turned i t around, she said. Especially in that fourth set, you could see they were on their game. They played together as a team and were all over the court. We see we still have some things to work on, but overall the girls played great and Im proud of what they did tonight. Lake Placid will have the long weekend to rest and build back up for a Tuesday match with visiting Hardee, while Sebring has until Thursday to prep for a visi t from DeSoto. Another cross-county thriller News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE A bove: Alana Nielander makes a hurried reach to get this dig Thursday night in another five-set classic between Sebring and Lake Placid. Below: Sebrings Kaley Walter sends this kill attempt over the net as Breauna Corley, #15, and Roni Gavagni rise up to defend for Lake Placid. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Dino Lower and Kaley Walter leap to defend this kill attempt from Taylor Miller in Thursdays nail-biter. Associated PressTAMPA Middle linebacker Tyrone McKenzie was reportedly among the final roster cuts of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and No. 3 quarterback Rudy Carpenters status remained uncertain as Saturdays deadline approached. Coach Raheem Morris said Friday the Bucs wont make anything final until the end of the weekend, but McKenzie told the Tampa Tribune he is among the players the Bucs cut before the deadline. After playing in the final three games of last season, McKenzie went into training camp a contender to replace Barrett Ruud, Tampa Bays starting middle linebacker for the last four years. But Morris chose rookie Mason Foster as his starting middle linebacker in the first few days of camp. Morris would not confirm any cuts, saying, I want to be fair to those guys. I dont want to put names out there. However, in analyzing the personnel at all three of his linebacker positions Friday, the coach did not mention McKenzie. Foster, Quincy Black and Geno Hayes will be the starting linebackers in the Bucs season opener against Detroit on Sept. 11, and Morris emphasized the versatility of backups Dekoda Watson and Adam Heyward. (Rookie free agent Derrell) Smith came in here. He did a nice job of learning the position, having a serious demeanor of a (middle linebacker), and going out there and competing, Morris said. That position is one of the ones still up for question, but were certainly happy with that top group of guys. Carpenters spot was jeopardized by a change in the NFLs game-day roster rules. Instead of designating a third emergency quarterback among the 46 active players for each game, teams are now free to use that spot for any position, and the Bucs appear to be leaning against carrying a third active quarterback. Morris said Carpenter is eligible for the practice squad if he clears waivers, which would leave starter Josh Freeman and backup Josh Johnson as the only quarterbacks on the roster. You hope its not a risk as much for us as for most people, Morris said. We do have a big, giant guy that plays quarterback for us if we can protect him. Thats why we gave a lot of coin to (offensive linemen) Davin Joseph and Donald Penn and Jeff Faine and Jeremy Trueblood. Cornerback Aqib Talib, who battled a hamstring injury after missing the last four games of 2010 with a hip injury, didnt play during the preseason. Morris said it is not a concern. Absolutely none. Ive seen him go out there and do it with a hurting hamstring for six games, he said. He ran the other day and he looked great, so well keep letting him get better and hell get ready for Detroit. Bucs mulling final cuts MCTphoto Tampa Bay head coach Raheem Morris has a few more decisions to make with final cuts approaching.
Admiral Farragut 42, Victory Christian 13 Alonso 25, Gaither 14 Armwood 54, Brandon 6 Astronaut 36, New Smyrna Beach 17 Atlantic Coast 32, Mandarin 20 Aucilla Christian 21, Bell 0 Avon Park 7, Frostproof 6 Barron Collier 36, Braddock 6 Bartow 20, Mulberry 6 Bartram Trail 39, Nease 0 Benjamin 21, Archbishop Curley 0 Berkeley Prep 45, Trinity Prep 14 Bishop Kenny 31, Middleburg 7 Bishop Moore 34, Orlando The First Academy 10 Blake 50, Leto 0 Blanche Ely 31, Stranahan 26 Bloomingdale 25, Chamberlain 20 Boca Raton Community 30, West Boca Raton Community 23 Bolles School 55, Bayside 21 Boyd Anderson 21, Dillard 12 Bradford 12, Palatka 9, OT Brooks County, Ga. 12, Columbia 0 Brother Martin, La. 17, Gulf Coast 0 Cambridge Christian 54, Bishop McLaughlin 25 Cardinal Gibbons 31, Archbishop McCarthy 7 Cardinal Mooney 28, LaBelle 14 Cardinal Newman 11, Inlet Grove 8 Carrollwood Day 57, Father Lopez Catholic 6 Cedar Creek Christian 36, Seacoast Christian 6 Chaminade-Madonna College Prep 51, LaSalle 14 Charles Flanagan 43, Pembroke Pines 13 Charlotte 27, North Port 3 Chiles 23, Rickards 0 Chipley 27, Vernon 16 Choctawhatchee 35, Pensacola Catholic 24 Clearwater Central Catholic 23, East Lake 20 Cocoa Beach 44, Melbourne Central Catholic 17 Colonial 22, Cypress Creek 0 Cooper City 21, Everglades 19 Coral Reef Senior 64, Hialeah Gardens 0 Coral Shores 25, Marathon 13 Coral Springs 24, Oakland Park Northeast 20 Coral Springs Charter 3, Somerset Academy 0 Countryside 35, Boca Ciega 17 Creekside 38, Ridgeview 33 Cypress Bay 24, Deerfield Beach 7 DeLand 14, Mainland 0 Delray American Heritage 33, Atlantic Community 28 Douglas 13, Coconut Creek 7 Dr. Phillips 32, Apopka 21 Dunbar 24, East Lee County 21, OT Dunnellon 13, West Port 7 Durant 36, Tampa Freedom 0 Eagles View 56, Bishop Snyder 11 East Bay 13, Lennard 2 East River 27, Lakewood 10 Eastside 24, Buchholz 19 Ed White 49, R.E. Lee 28 Eustis 21, Lake Minneola 13 Evangelical Christian 41, Community School of Naples 7 Evans 26, Sebastian River 14 FAMU Developmental Research 48, Maclay 21 First Coast 48, Terry Parker 0 Flagler Palm Coast 38, Matanzas 20 Fleming Island 42, Clay 21 Fletcher 63, Englewood 12 Florida 10, Rutherford 3 Forrest 14, Oakleaf 13 Fort Lauderdale 62, Pine Crest 35 Fort Lauderdale Calvary Christian 55, Highlands Christian 26 Fort Myers 26, Lehigh 24 Fort Pierce Central 61, Fort Pierce Westwood 0 Fort White 21, Hamilton County 6 Foundation Academy 40, Oviedo Masters Academy 0 Gainesville 35, Yulee 30 Gateway 20, Poinciana 12 Gibbs 12, St. Petersburg 5 Golden Gate 49, Port Charlotte 14 Good Counsel, Md. 24, Manatee 17, 2OT Gulf Breeze 54, Walton 0 Gulliver Prep 23, Okeechobee 12 Hagerty 24, Winter Springs 6 Haines City 38, Liberty 28 Hallandale 19, Plantation 0 Hardee 21, Fort Meade 6 Harmony 15, Citrus 7 Harvest Community School 36, Peniel Baptist 9 Heritage 21, Space Coast 12 Hernando 42, East Ridge 26 Hilliard 20, St. Joseph Academy 7 Hillsborough 30, Middleton 0 Holmes Count y 15, Blountstown 6 Holy Trinity Episcopal 35, Deltona Trinity Christian 20 Homestead 14, Miami Killian 7 Ida S. 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Head Baseball Complex (in the stands). The mission of the Avon Park Diamond Club, Inc. is to provide additional support to the Avon Park High School Baseball program. To provide the Avon Park High School Baseball team the finest equipment and facilities possible. To stimulate hometown pride and spirit associated with the team and to aid, in all ways possible, the continuation of the Avon Park Baseball tradition. All interested alumni, parents and supporters are invited to come to the meeting, meet Red Devil baseball coach Whit Cornell and get involved in the Avon Park Diamond Clubs projects and activities. AP Diamond Club meeting Tuesday off to near mid-field, but two short runs and a Dominique Leveridge sack quickly ended that series. Atrade of series kept things as is, but an interception soon gave DeSoto a good shot at glory, getting the ball at the Sebring 36. Sure enough, on the next play from scrimmage, Payne broke around the left side and darted his way to the end zone for a 7-0 lead with 3:33 left in the third. Now in comeback mode, the Streaks next possession showed signs of breaking out, with a 10-yard Jake Bryan run to start things off. But the Bulldog defense was holding itsown and soon forced a punt. But if the DeSoto D was holding itsown, the Sebring defenders were now operating at a fevered pitch. The first two plays of the Bulldogs next series netted 14 yards and the quick threeand-out and gave the Streaks a chance they wouldnt let pass. Faulk found Michael Weston for an 11-yard gain to the DeSoto 34. Damion Thompson bulled ahead for 14 yards on two carries to bring it to the 20. Weston gained a yard and Faulk and Harris hooked up again for a nine-yard gain for a first down at the 10. Atrade of five-yard penalties, a loss of two by Faulk and an incomplete pass made it seem as this drive might short-circuit. But Faulk stretched out an attempted pass play, juking the Bulldog defenders with a number of arm-raising fakes before breaking for the front corner of the end zone. Ajarring hit knocked him out of bounds at the one and Thompson then bulled in to even things up at 7-7 with 6:36 left in the game. With our running game, we keep telling them to be patient, Scott said. Theres going to be some losses, but if we stick with it, there will be room to run later in the game. When we got it down there, I knew we could get that one yard. Thompson agreed. It was tough early on, he said. But things started to open up and we got it going when we needed it. The teams traded possessions again, but Sebrings special teams and defense then combined for the clincher. Punting from the 43, White sent it inside the 10 where it was made contact with by the DeSoto return man. Scrambling to get to it before the Blue Streak flyers got to him, suddenly the Bulldogs found themselves with first-and-ten at the one. An illegal procedure penalty moved it to the halfyard line, though it wouldnt have mattered anyway, as the DeSoto ball carrier never had a chance on the next play as Benji Toney, Bryan an d Jacquae Peart all burs t through the line and dropped him in the end zone for a safety. That put the lead at 9-7 with 2:56 left to play, and it was just a matter of getting a first down or two in order to milk out the clock. That was taken care of in short order as, after a fouryard gain by Faulk, Thompson broke out for consecutive 10-yard runs tha t were followed by two kneel downs as the final seconds ticked off. Alot of people talk abou t offense and defense, but special teams can win or lose you a game, Scott said. We knew it was going to be rough, but the offense stuck with the plan. And ou r defense started with itsback against the wall a number o f times, but we had a grea t effort all around and the kids just played football. Off to a strong start, the Blue Streaks have the long weekend to rest and recove r before getting back to it nex t week and prepare fo r Fridays game at Frostproof. Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by LAUREN WELBORN Decaris Jones broke up this pass in the end zone in what turned out to be a game-saving play Friday night. Sebring secures win with safety The extra point failed because of a bad snap and the Green Dragons lead was now 33-7. Late in the third quarter, Celebration was forced to punt from their own seven. Nick Swain blocked the punt into the end zone where it was recovered by Weaver for the touchdown, making it 40-7. Lake Placid would score once more in the fourth on a two-play drive in which Gayle ran the ball twice for 33 yards and scored on a 23 yard touchdown to provide for the final margin. Great job coming out here after getting our butts whipped last week, Holden told his players. You guys stayed up and played your best tonight. You guys made huge improvements but we still have a long way to go when we face Moore Haven. Lake Placid travels to face the Terriers Friday. Continued from 1B LP bounces back in a real big way Courtesy photo T yler Kelsen was named starting quarterback this week responded with no bad snap exchanges and no turnovers.
Breakfasts and lunches being served in the Highlands County School District for the upcoming week of Sept. 5-9 (no school on Monday) include: HIGH SCHOOLS Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, applesauce, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Lunch Homestyle turkey roast, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias cheeseburger pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, dried blueberries, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Lunch Pressed Cuban sandwich, tacos, taco toppers, salsa, burger, cheeseburger, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, mixed vegetables, carrots and dip, Presidents Smart cookie, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast frittata, breakfast pizza, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Lunch Taco salad, salsa, yellow rice, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked beans, cheddar cheese stick, strawberry applesauce, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Friday Breakfast Sausage biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Lunch Asian chicken nuggets, dinner roll, tacos, taco toppers, salsa, burger, cheeseburger, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, chicken patty on bun, PBJ sandwich meal, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad meal, baked french fries, corn, carrots and dip, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. ACADEMY SCHOOLS Tuesday Lunch Homestyle turkey roast, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, green beans, dried blueberries, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, assorted milk. Wednesday Lunch Pressed Cuban sandwich, baked buffalo chips, carrots and dip, Presidents Smart cookies, assorted juice, assorted milk. Thursday Lunch Taco salad, salsa, yellow rice, baked beans, strawberry applesauce, cut fresh fruit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Friday Lunch Cheeseburger, dill stack, Sun Chips, carrots and dip, peach cup, chocolate chip cookie, assorted juice, assorted milk. MIDDLE SCHOOLS Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, applesauce, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Homestyle turkey roast, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, dried blueberries, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Breakfast pizza, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Pressed Cuban sandwich, tacos, taco toppers, salsa, burger, cheeseburger, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, mixed vegetables, carrots and dip, Presidents Smart cookies, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast frittata, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Taco salad, salsa, yellow rice, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked beans, cheddar cheese stick, strawberry applesauce, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Friday Breakfast Sausage biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, assorted milk. Lunch Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, burger, cheeseburger, chicken tenders, dinner roll, tacos, taco toppers, salsa, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad meal, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad, corn, carrots and dip, tossed salad, chocolate chip cookie, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, assorted milk. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, applesauce, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Chicken biscuit, strawberry cup, chocolate milk, very berry bread, apple juice. Lunch Spaghetti, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, ham chef salad, green beans, Presidents Smart cookies, cut fresh fruit, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Very berry bread, apple juice, chocolate milk, chicken biscuit, strawberry cup. Lunch Macaroni and cheese, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, broccoli, diced pears, fruited Jell-O, very berry juice bar, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast frittata, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Breakfast burrito, apricot cup, chocolate milk, Ultimate Breakfast Round, apple juice. Lunch Tacos, taco toppers, salsa, yellow rice, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, corn, baked beans, fruit cocktail cup, very berry juice bar, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Friday Breakfast Sausage biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Ultimate Breakfast Round, apple juice, chocolate milk, breakfast burrito, apricot cup. Lunch Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, carrots and dip, chocolate chip cookie, peach cup, orange juice slushy, fruit juice slushy, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, assorted milk. KINDERGARTEN LEARNING CENTER Tuesday Lunch Spaghetti, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, green beans, Presidents Smart cookies, cut fresh fruit, assorted milk. Wednesday Lunch Macaroni and cheese, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, broccoli, diced pears, fruited Jello-O, assorted milk. Thursday Lunch Tacos, taco toppers, salsa, yellow rice, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, baked beans, fruit cocktail cup, assorted milk. Friday Lunch Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, carrots and dip, chocolate chip cookie, peach cup, assorted milk. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 4, 2011Page 5B DR. 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College Drive, Avon Park; and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at the SFCC Hardee Campus, 2968 U.S. 17 N., Bowling Green. Pre-registration is required. The fee is $35 and may be paid by cash, check, or credit card. Participants may register in Building B on the Highlands Campus or at any SFCC campus or center. The college is also offering a series of Safe Driving Accident Prevention Program (SPAPP) courses for drivers who have received a traffic citation. The four-hour courses will be held from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7 at the SFCC DeSoto Campus, 2252 N.E. Turner Ave., Arcadia, and from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at the SFCC Hardee Campus, 2968 U.S. 17 N. Bowling Green. Pre-registration is required. The fee is $40 and may be paid by cash, check, or credit card. Contact the Community Education Department at 453-6661 ext. 7388 or by email at email@example.com. 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Special to the News-SunSEBRING Highlands Little Theatre Inc. (HLT) announces the new Blackman Stage Subscribers Series for 2011-2012.Billed as an award-winning season, each play in the line up has garnered at least one prize in the theatre world. An ambitious mix of comedy, drama, musical, nonmusical, old and new-toHLT, five shows have been selected that will not only entertain audiences, but will also once again showcase the talents in the community.The Drowsy ChaperoneThe season opens with The Drowsy Chaperone, a hilarious show-within-ashow tale of a celebrity bride and her uproarious wedding day. Before the curtains open, the audience is engaged by the narrarator who transports them into the action and occasionally provides insight into the characters. With happy, upbeat music, mistaken identities, dream sequences, and more, this is a musical comedy in the traditional sense. The Drowsy Chaperone was written by Bob Martin and Don McKeller. Music and lyrics are by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison.Winner of multiple Tony and Drama Desk awards, and sponsored by Cohan Radio Group, the production runs Nov.4-20.The Diary of Anne FrankThe Diary of Anne Frank, by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, is next, Jan. 13-29, 2012.While her family are in hiding from the Nazis, Anne dreams of being a writer, and reports on her world with a surprisingly optimistic outlook. She proves that the emotions we experience as teenagers are a universal experience. The diary, a wonderful coming-of-age story, was left behind in the Secret Annex, but kept safe by a family friend and later published by Annes father.The Diary of Anne Frank won a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and multiple Tony and Theatre World awards.PippinAnother Tony Award winner, spirited 1970s anti-war pop/rock musicalPippin, is the lively coming-of-age story of King Charlemagnes oldest son. Featuring music from Stephen Schwartz, the award-winning composer of Wicked and Godspell, this is the story of a young prince on a fantastical journey to discover meaning, significance and self. Roger O. Hirson wrote the book. Part circus, part vaudeville and all appealing, Pippin is sponsored by The News Sun and runs March 30-April 15, 2012.How The Other Half LovesHow The Other Half Loves, a fast funny British farce, will be presented June 8-24, 2012. Alaugh-out-loud comedy, this play is not your run-of-the-mill witty English drawing room comedy. Award-winning playwright Alan Ayckbourn gleefully turns wit upside down and backwards. The show is about three married couples, at least two of whom are trying to hide something from their spouse, using the third couple as a foil. The universal joys, annoyances, day-today frustrations, the little love and affection moments, plus the intrigues, are all illustrated here, mostly with rousingly laughable effects.The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling BeeThe season closes with The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Aug. 24-Sept. 9, 2012. Its a fun, musical comedy, and a Tony Award-winning story of six quirky competitors and three oddball adults in search of spelling bee glory. Irreverent and delightfully a bit naughty, Theatremania's David Finkle called it a treat and a half. One of the songs says it best: If you like to laugh, if you like to spell, you'll like this competition very well. William Finn wrote the book, Rachel Sheinkin the music and lyrics.Season ticketsTwo season ticket packages are available now until Nov. 20. The full season subscription includes all five shows for $90.The winter triple play features the first three shows of the season at $50. Subscriptions may be purchased in person at the Box Office or by phone at 863382-2525, or online at www.highlandslittletheatre.o rg.The Box Office is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and is located at 356 West Center Ave., Sebring. Tickets to each individual show will be available beginning Oct. 10.Sponsors, volunteers neededAs a volunteer based notfor-profit organization, Highlands Little Theatre relies on the support of sponsoring businesses to offset the cost of production, which continues to escalate.Ticket sales do not cover all operational costs.In order to bring high quality live theatre, produced by the community, at a reasonable ticket price, HLTmust depend oncorporate sponsors and individual donors to make up the difference. Like many not-for-profit organizations, in the last few years there has been a significant decrease in outside funding. We know our corporate supporters are feeling the pinch, too, says Vanessa Logsdon, executive director. To accommodate that situation, lower sponsorship levels have been added to the menu.Each level includes specific benefits for the sponsoring organization, from tickets to opening night all the way up to a private house performance of the sponsored production. Sponsors have the unique opportunity to showcase their business in front of as many as 2,400 people and positioning themselves as supporters of local performing arts.The sponsoring companys name will appear in newspaper ads, press releases, lobby placards, programs, and will be announced from the stage before each show. Program ads offer another advertising and support opportunity.HLToffers a variety of ad sizes at reasonable rates. The ads run in each Subscriber Series program November through September.There is a 15 percent discount for ads paid for by Sept. 15.The deadline to order ads is Oct. 6. Call 385-2175 for more information. Page 6BNews-SunSunday, September 4, 2011www.newssun.com CENTRAL SECURITY; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus three; process, 9/4/11; 0 0 0 1 1 6 1 7 FLORIDA HOSPITAL HEARTLAND A/P; 9.347"; 13"; Black plus three; process, 9/4/11; 0 0 0 1 1 6 4 4 An award-winning season set at Highlands Little Theatre ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT
www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 4, 2011Page 7B Church Page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 0 4 0 6 9 ROAD SHOW ESTATE BUYERS; 5.542"; 21.5"; Black plus three; process, 9/4,7,9; 0 0 0 1 1 6 2 5 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Courtsy photo Joan Abel gets her cast painted at the Lake Placid Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative by Judy Nicewicz, teacher of the Onestroke Painting Method. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID New classes of the Onestroke Painting Method will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 5 for beginners, and are set for 1-4 p.m. at the Lake Placid Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative. Ongoing classes will continue each Wednesday through May 2012. To sign up, call the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative at 699-5940. For classes in Avon Park and Sebring, call Judy Nicewicz at 273-1339 or 386-0123. Nicewicz has been painting with Brenda Harris, Gary Jenkins, Dorothy Dent, Margot Clark, Marjorie Harris Clark and Society of Decorative Painters to bring new and fresh ideas to her students. New Onestroke classes begin Oct. 5 Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID The Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative has selected Carter and Burke Even as the Artists of the Month for the months of August and September. They specialize in fine art, photography and note cards and this is the second time they have been selected for this honor. Burke, originally from Plymouth, Mich. and Carter, originally from Washington, D.C., met in Key West in 1984. They married and gradually moved up the Keysand eventually to the Ft. Lauderdale/West Palm Beach area. After the tranquility of the Florida Keys, the over development and traffic of the big citydid not provide the lifestyle they sought.In checking around, theydiscovered Highlands County. Burke and Carter won the Best Caladium Display ribbon at the 2010 Caladium Festival. This is the second time they have won this award. The Evens sell their work at fine art shows, arts and crafts festivals around Florida and at the Caladium Co-op in Lake Placid. They have won several awards for their work andcontinue to seek out beautiful scenery to photograph. To see their work, visit the Caladium Co-op at 132 E. Interlake Blvd. in Lake Placid. For additional information, call 699-5940 or visit online at www.caladiumarts.org/. Evens named Artists of the Month at Caladium Co-op Courtesy photo T he work of Caladium Co-op Artists of the Month Carter and Burke Even is on display at the Co-op building.
Page 8BNews-SunSunday, September 4, 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, senior pastor; Scott King, interim youth minister; Joy Loomis, music director; and Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Primera Mision Bautista pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship; 10:45 a.m. Children's Church; 6 p.m. Evening Service. Nursery provided for Sunday morning service. Regular Wednesday schedule: 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting; 6 p.m. children's choirs; 6 p.m. youth activities; 6:30 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal; 7 p.m. Mission Programs. Call 453-6681 for details. Spanish Sunday services: 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. Sunday worship; 7 p.m. eevening worship. Spanish Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Bible study. Spanish Friday Meeting: 7 p.m. Family Night Visitation. "In the heart of Avon Park. For the hearts of Avon Park." First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Children's Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing God's Heart and Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and women's prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the "Place to discover God's love." For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities; and Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults. 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.; SundayEvening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. 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. Jos Gonzlez, V.F. Masses Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon Monday-Friday; 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday; 8 and 10:30 a.m. and noon Sunday. Confession: every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m. or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment. Enroll your students today for Catholic School grades Pre-K3 through 5th grade. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lord's Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; "Building God's Kingdom for Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth the Drive!" Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a men's grief support group, meets at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures'by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway. Our hours of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazaren e of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17 A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Don Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP Special to the News-SunAVON PARK The Heartlands Photography Group is privileged to announce Fred Leavitt as this months guest speaker at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15 at 596 U.S. 27 North. Photography As Art is a free seminar and seating is limited to 40 guests. E-mail Heartlandsphotographygroup @gmail.com or call Laura Higgins at 214-4425 for information. Leavitt is a distinguished photographer whose work is represented in museums across the country and the Vatican collection in Rome. He has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, is in Kodaks Encyclopedia Of Photography and has been on assignments for numerous national magazines including National Geographic, Look and Life. Leavitt is the first photographer to be awarded a commission by the Chicago Council on Fine Art to produce a photographic essay fo r permanent exhibit in a municipal building. There are currently two traveling exhibits of his prints. He has three books published of his works, Fred Leavitts Chicago, Pullman Portrait of a Landmark Community and Lies (People Believe) Abou t Animals. He has won numerous awards from numerous graphic and art organizations. Born in Chicago, Leavit t studied photography in Germany in the 1960s. He traveled throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle Eas t and the Orient producing photographic essays. Leavitt is currently involved in exploring the artistic potential of applying digital technology to photography. He uses his own photographs as a starting point and then adds another dimension using a computer and his imagination to manipulate the digitized photographs into a new art form. Heartlands Photography Group to hear from Leavitt ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Flash and Bones: A Novel by Kathy Reichs (Scribner) 2. A Dance With Dragons by George R.R. Martin (Bantam) 3. The Measure of Magic: Legends of Shannara by Terry Brooks (Del Ray) 4. The Omen Machine by Terry Goodkind (Tor) 5. Cold Vengeance by Lincoln Child and Douglas Preston (Grand Central Publishing) 6. Full Black by Brad Thor (Atria) 7. The Help by Kathryn Stockett (Putnam/Amy Einhorn) 8. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets Nest by Stieg Larrson (Knopf) 9. Ghost Story by Jim Butcher (Roc) 10. 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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 4, 2011Page 9B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer .Service time is 9:30 with Holy Communion. Coffee hour following services. Newcomers welcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Web site: redeemeravon.com The church is at 839 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 Child Development Center, 385-3232. Rev. Gary Kindle, pastor.Traditional Worship service, 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday school and Bible classes: 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m. on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faith's Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. 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 meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and 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, email@example.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site is www. ctmforme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, 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 email@example.com. 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. The Way is a church family who gathersfor 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: email@example.com ; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; 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.; Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 3 p.m.; Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: email@example.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and 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 Methodis t 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, F L 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 Alot of folks seem to think of the Sunshine State as miles and miles of sandy beaches with tropical palm trees waving in the sea breeze while the sun sets and paints the sky in an array of colors. While this is an accurate description of some areas, Florida has so much more to offer. Many diverse plant communities can be found here besides the coastal areas, such as hardwood hammocks, pine flatwoods, wetlands, and scrub.Those who have never examined these inland Edens are missing out on a fantastic natural experience! Hardwood hammocks are among the most lush and green of Floridas plant communities. Walking into such a forest is like stepping into a time tunnel. Majestic in its beauty, it is difficult for the visitor not to be consumed completely. Acanopy of branches covers the sky and the coolness of the air envelopes you. Humidity and darkness give the air a primitive feel and its almost as if you are the only human ever to have walked there. Mighty oaks hover above you, with their long, reaching branches creating shade. Sweetgums wave in the breeze, sending their starlike leaves floating down to meet the forest floor. Pignut hickories shed their little round fruits for the squirrels and other forest creatures to nibble on. And rising up among those hardwoods, is the proud Sabal palm, craning above the green crowns of its neighbors, poking through the dome to reach the sunlight. In contrast, when one steps into the pine flatwoods, the musical sound of the trees blowing with the wind and the piney smell take the traveler into another place. These flatwoods are the most common plant community in Florida, covering about 50 percent of the natural land. With an overstory of bright green pines, these low-lying forests were formed by changes in the sea level during glacial times. As the sea level increased, these areas were flooded and thick layers of sand were deposited on these sites. Once the sea levels receded, hardy flora, such as pines were able to begin their lives in the sandy soil. Although the pine forests dont offer nearly the amount of shade as the hardwood hammock, they have a magical beauty of their own. They house a large variety of wildlife and are characterized by wiregrass, gallberry, saw palmetto and fetterbush. The communities are fire dependent and must have occasional fire to survive and stay healthy. The plants that reside within these forests have adaptations to protect them from the flames or even if completely consumed, have a strong enough root system to resprout once the fire is gone. Journey into an eerie, mysterious area to discover one of Floridas most valuable plant communities. As with the hammock, one may feel transported back in time when entering the wetlands. It could be a cypress swamp, with the huge buttressed trunks protruding out of the tea colored water and cypress knees popping up every where. Perhaps a primitive looking alligator will splash into the nearby water or a great blue heron will search for fish. Or maybe a marsh, where one can see for long distances because there are so few trees, but plenty of wet soil and moisture loving plants. Wetlands are among the most crucial plant communities and serve as filters for the environment. They also serve as important flood control areas. These ecosystems include swamps, marshes, bogs and other areas that have soil which is saturated with moisture most of the time. Wetlands are considered the most biologically diverse of all plant communities. The plants and animals that live in these communities include mangroves, lilies, sedges, cypress trees, various amphibians, reptiles, birds, insects and mammals. Unlike the humid, damp area of the wetlands, desert like conditions such as searing heat and endless sand will greet the visitor that enters the Florida scrub. This is perhaps the most unique and most unappreciated plant community of all. Sculpted by centuries of rising and falling of the ocean, the scrub communities are unique and endangered. The highest area in Florida, the Lake Wales Ridge, comprised of scrub, towers above the lower lying ground at 300 feet above sea level. This is home to thousands of plants and animals that live nowhere else in the entire world, which is ironic since this is one of the most difficult plant communities to survive. Plants and animals that thrive in the scrub must be adapted to the harsh environment. The flora that resides in these desert-like conditions will mostly have a shallow root system. When the rains do come, the sandy soil soaks it up so fast that the plant roots need to be near the surface to get the muchneeded moisture. Other plants spor t thorns and volatile oils to protect them from being eaten by predator s. Perhaps the most well known animal that resides in this area is the Florida scrub jay. This beautiful blue colored bird is known for its friendly, tame attitude. These birds will eat right out of human hands. They are endemic to Florida and can live no where else but this har sh environment. So you see Florida is indeed much more than palm trees and sandy beaches. There is much diversity to enjoy here and we as Floridians are fortunate to live in such a diverse and beautiful state. Now get out there and enjoy nature! Corine Burgess is the Natural Resources Specialist for the Highlands County Natural Resources Department assisting the Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District. Florida offers more than sandy beaches and tropical palms News From The Watershed Corine Burgess
Page 10BNews-SunSunday, September 4, 2011www.newssun.com HODGES UNIVERSITY; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 9/2,4; 0 0 0 1 1 5 7 8 WELLS MOTOR COMPANY; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, used; 0 0 0 1 1 6 4 8 Special to the News-SunFlorida black bears turn into eating machines this time of year, stuffing their stomachs in preparation for winter. For gluttonous bears, raiding a garbage can may be more appealing than foraging in the woods. To reduce human-bear conflicts during the surge of bear activity in late summer and fall, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) urges people to keep food sources around their homes and businesses secure from bears. Due to the current drought, Florida black bears are starting earlier and roaming farther this year in pursuit of the high-calorie meals that prepare them for winter, said FWC Bear Management Program coordinator David Telesco. People should respect the fact that bears are large, powerful wild animals. If people secure their garbage and other sources of food, bears will be less tempted to hang around in places where they dont belong. So what exactly is food for a bear? In the wild, black bears eat berries, nuts, fruits and insects, with small animals filling just 5 percent of their diet. In neighborhoods, bears are typically dining on household trash, birdseed or pet food. If a bear has to choose between spending a few minutes chomping on a bag of dog food or several hours trying to find and eat 5,000 acorns to get the same amount of calories, the bear is going for the dog food, Telesco said. Bear-proofing your property, however, can be as simple as storing garbage in a garage or shed and bringing in your pet food and birdseed at night. Preventing access to food is the most important thing people can do to keep bears wild and out of neighborhoods. Black bears are normally shy and afraid of people. But bears can lose their natural fear if they become accustomed to getting food from people, and a bears sense of smell is so keen that it can detect food more than a mile away. It is illegal in Florida to leave out food or garbage that will attract bears and cause human-bear conflicts. With the number of Florida black bears up to about 3,000 and with cities and suburbs pushing farther into bear habitat, there are more chances people will encounter bears. Bears that leave forests to seek food are more likely to be killed: either hit by a vehicle, shot by a resident or euthanized by the FWC. If a bear is judged to present a risk to public safety, the FWC will euthanize the bear. Conflicts between people and bears are preventable, Telesco said. The majority of people who follow the FWCs advice on how to safeguard food from bears dont have conflicts. He suggested that business owners and residents interested in getting bear-proof dumpsters and trash cans contact their waste service providers. Go to MyFWC.com/Bear to learn more about living in bear country. Bears appetites soar in fall, so stash your trash FWC photo Securing your garbage from bears is simple and can prevent unwanted run-ins with the sometimes dangerous creature. If a bear has to choose between spending a few minutes chomping on a bag of dog food or several hours trying to find and eat 5,000 acorns to get the same amount of calories, the bear is going for the dog food. DAVIDTELESCO FWC Bear Management Program coordinator
The Community Calendar provides a brief listing of local clubs and organizations who meet on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of the group to update the News-Sun on any changes in this listing by calling 385-6155, ext. 516; send any changes by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org; or mail them to News-Sun Community Calendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870. S UNDAY American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 1-9 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 lounge is open from 1-7 p.m. Card games start at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 4652661. Lake Placid Moose has karaoke in the pavilion. Horseshoes played at 9:30 a.m. Food available at 4 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Call 452-0579. Overeaters Anonymous, meets from 4-5 p.m. in second floor conference roomNo. 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. Call 3827731. No dues, fees or weighins. For details on the organization, go to www.oa.org Ridge Area Missionary Soldiers AvonPark Pathfinder Club meets from 9 a.m. to noon every first and third Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St., Avon Park. Call 471-2143. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 offers NASCAR racing in the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open and kitchen open from 2-5 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-3920. Society for Creative Anachronism (Local Chapter: Shire of Stagridge) meets at 2 p.m. first and third Sunday at Brewster's Coffee House on U.S. 27 in Sebring. Call 2145522. The Artists'Group at South Florida Community College will hold a critique clinic the first Sunday of every month, 2-4 p.m., at the Hotel Jacaranda, Avon Park. Professional local artists will discuss and evaluate participants'paintings. The fee is $5 with a two painting limit. For more information, call 784-7346. U.S. Military Vets Motorcycle Club meets at 1 p.m. on the first Sunday of each month at VFW Post 9853, State Road 64 West and North Oliva Drive. For information call Hocky at (954) 592-4847 Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 serves hamburgers from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 Karaoke is from 5-8 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 385-8902. MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN WITH ME family group meets at 10:30 a.m. every Monday at the Heartland Christian Church on Alt. 27 in Sebring. The church is behind Southgate Shopping Center where Publix is. Call 3855714. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal Church, Lakeshore Drive, Sebring. For more details, call 385-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. Call 314-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Rosewood Center, 517 U.S. 27 South, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 202-0647. Ambucs a local charity that assists people with disabilities, meets at noon every first Monday at R.J. Gator's Sea Grill and Bar, Sebring. The meeting is open to the public. Call 3864387. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 12-9 p.m. Legion and auxiliary boards meet at 6 p.m. General meeting at 7 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts at 7:30 p.m. for members and guests. Call 385-0234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. AvonPark Veterans Honor Guard meets first Monday at the American Legion Post 69, Avon Park. Call 382-0315. Boy Scout Troop 482 meets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave., Lake Placid. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club) plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. Call 385-8118. Corvette Cruisers meets at 6:30 p.m. first and third Monday at the Dairy Queen in front of The Home Depot, Sebring. Call Ed Robson at 655-2092. Florida Association Home and Community Education meets from 9-11 a.m. weekly on Mondays at The Agri-Center. The group of sewers and crafters make items for residents of adult congregate living facilities. Call Penny Bucher at 3850949. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clogging class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at Reflections on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club meets from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the first and third Monday at Sebring Civic Center from December through April. There will be alternating mainstream and plus dancing with rounds. Casual dress or square dance attire is acceptable. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him at email@example.com .Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 452-0006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. For information, call 314-8877. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Bill Varner at 3860855. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. Call 402-6540. Highlands Stamp Club meets the first Monday. Talk and swap at St. John's United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive. Call Bob Gleisner at 471-6526 or Budd Steinke at 382-9373. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Democratic Club meets at 6 p.m. first Monday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call Bill Sayles at 699-6773 for details. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. Call 4652661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon everyMonday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Meetings held first and third Mondays at 8 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. National Association for Advancement of Colored People, Highlands County Branchmeets 7:30 p.m., 401 Tulane, Avon Park. Patriots Chapter, Daughter of the American Revolution meets at 1:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month September through May at the Church of the Redeemer Parish Hall on U.S. 27 directly across from Wells Motor Company, three-tenths of a mile north of the South Florida Community College stoplight. Call 471-2096. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. at Beef O Brady's, Sebring. Sebring AARP meets 1:30 p.m., The Palms, Pine Street, Sebring. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Mondays. Call 385-8118. Sebring Historical Society open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. For information, call 471-2522. Sebring Optimist Club meets at 6:15 p.m. first and third Mondays at Jim's house. Call Jim Harrison at 381-9767 or Gabriel Read at 453-2859. Sebring Women of the Moose has chapter meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the lodge, 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 382-8782. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has a joint officers meeting onthe first Monday of each month at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. Smoke-free environment. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Moose Club 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. The Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. the first Monday for chapter enrollment, refreshments and trivia pursuit. Call 655-3920. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL632, Sebring meets at 2 p.m. for weigh-in at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. Call 659-1019. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444.TUESDAY Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discussion and Twelve Step study at noon, Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard and euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St., AvonPark. Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to join. Call 452-2385. Avon Park Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Avon Park Lions Club meets 6:45 p.m., dinner included, Lions Club, 1218 W. Bell St., Avon Park. Busy Bee Craft Club meets 9-11 a.m., Fairway Pines, Sun N Lakes Boulevard, Sebring. Everyone is welcome. For more details, call 382-8431. Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday night at "The Rock," Union Congregational Church, 28 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. Abarbecue meal is served at 6 p.m. for a donation. At 6:45 p.m., members meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group breaks up into small groups for men and women. The program is designed for drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, death or illness grief, low or lost selfesteem or identity due to dysfunctional relationships, depression/anxiety, or any other need for healing. For details, contact Celebrate Recovery coordinator Pam Sim by calling 453-3345, ext. 106. Fleet Reserve Association Board of Directors Heartland Branch No. 173 meets 7 p.m., Branch Hall, 1402 Roseland Ave., Sebring. Regular meeting, first Tuesday after board of directors meeting. Call 471-6109 for details. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. Florida Native Plant Society meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday in Conference Room 3 at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center, 4509 George Blvd., Sebring. Call Roy Stewart at (863) 632-0914. Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus meets from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Sebring High School Music Room, Sebring. All men who enjoy singing are invited. Reading music is not required. Call 4712294 or 386-5098. Heartland Insulin Pump Support Group meets the first Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. at the Highlands County Health Dept., 7205 S. George Blvd., Sebring. If you would like more information on insulin pumps or are a pump wearer and would like to share ideas and suggestions, please join us. Call Kathy McNeil at 414-6444. Highlands County Adoption Support Group meets from 78:30 p.m. first Tuesday at Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center, 6525 U.S. 27 North, Sebring. For more details, call 382-0352. Highlands County Lodge of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America meets the first Tuesday of each month at Visions ADTin Sebring. The officers meet at 6 p.m. and the general meeting will follow at 7 p.m. Call Philomena Greco at 4020048. Highlands County Quilt Guild meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Women's Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Drive, across from Veterans' Beach, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For information, call 471-0694 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Highlands Senior Center Bingo every Tuesday 6-9 p.m. at 3400 Sebring Parkway. Doors open at 4 p.m. Cards on sale at 5 p.m.; games start at 6 p.m. Great snack bar. For more information, call 386-0752. Highlands Tea Party meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Homer's Restaurant, 1000 Sebring Square. Call 386-1440. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. at 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring; and 4:30 p.m. at Southern Lifestyle ALF, across U.S. 27 from Florida Hospital Lake Placid. Call 3820312. G2G (Grandparent to Grandparent) a support group to help grandparents raising grandchildren, meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at One Hope United,7195 S. George Blvd., Sebring. Call 214-9009. Lake Placid Art League has classes in Parchment Embossing from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant. For information, call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Happy hour is from 2-5 p.m. Card games at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Grief Support (Hope Hospice) meets at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, with Charlie Stroup. Refreshments served. Door prize given. Call 465-0568. Lake Placid Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, Jaxson's. Board meetings at 6:30 p.m. on second Tuesday. Call Joe Collins, 6555545. Lake Placid Toastmasters meet the first and third Tuesday at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 101 S. Oak Ave. in Lake Placid. The web address is www.toastmasters.org. For information call Cathy Schreima at 382-3574 or Linda Udall at 386-6495. Lorida Community Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lorida Community Center to plan events. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets 7 p.m. second Tuesday at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring, in the first floor doctor's conference room. Call 465-3138. Nar-Anon Support Group for family members or friends of someone with a drug problem or addiction. Nar-Anon helps attain serenity and a more normal life for those affected by the addictions of loved ones, regardless of whether or not he/she has stopped using. 6 p.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Chuch of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday at Avon Park Seventhday Adventist Church, 1410 W. Avon Blvd. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidgeIntergroup.co m. Call 382-7731. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday and has blood pressure screening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m first and third Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Sebring (Noon) meets at noon at the Sebring Civic Center, near the library in downtown Sebring. Fo r information, call 385-3829 or 471-9900. Scleroderma Support Grou p Meeting is the first Tuesday of each month from 1-2 pm. at the Sebring Library, 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring. Call 402-6716. Sebring Bridge Club will have Duplicate Bridge games every Tuesday evening. If interested in playing Duplicate Bridge, call 385-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays darts, beginning with sign in at 6 p.m. Games start at 6:30 p.m. No experience necessary. Cost is $2. Smoke-free environ ment. For more details, call 4713557. Sebring Lions Club meets a t noon at Dot's Restaurant, 950 Sebring Square. For informatio n call 382-2333. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves soft shell tacos 5-7 p.m. and beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Euchre is played at 6:30 p.m. Call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Ca ll 385-2966. SertomaClub meets at 7 a.m. at Dee's Restaurant, Sebring. Call Scott Albritton at 402-1819. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL99 meets from 6-7 p.m. at the Atonement Lutheran Church, 1744 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 655-1743. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL618 has weigh in from 4-430 p.m. at CommunityBible Church, 1400 CR-17AN. AvonPark. Meeting is at 4:45 p.m. Call 452-1093. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, plays darts 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 E ., Lake Placid. The ladies auxiliary board meeting is at 10 a.m. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 has sandwiches at 5 p.m. and Franke from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 385-8902. Zonta Club of Highlands County meets second Tuesday Call Rebekah Kogelschatz at 314-9336. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 4, 2011Page 11B FIRST PRESBYTERIAN (SB RETAIL); 5.542"; 5"; Black; guest speaker p/u; 0 0 0 1 1 5 6 1 COMMUNITYCALENDAR CROSSWORDSOLUTION
The Associated PressLOS ANGELES Disneys The Help will be on the job this long Labor Day weekend, trying to fend off all newcomers with about $14 million in domestic receipts as the record-breaking summer movie season comes to a close. An unstoppable late-summer force since its debut Aug. 10, The Help crossed the $100 million mark this past Tuesday. But if The Help wants to advance to a third weekend at No.1, it will have to take one small step for mankind over the Weinstein Co.s Apollo 18, which could blast off in the mid-teens. The film attempts to explain why we never went back to the moon after a secret final mission. Relativitys Shark Night 3-D, the last three-dimensional release of the summer, should take a modest bite out of the box office with a fourday gross in the low teens. Having already opened on Wednesday with about $1 million, The Debt from Focus Features is the third wide-release newcomer this weekend. By LEANNE ITALIE Associated PressNEWYORK Messages of good health and positive self-esteem for girls arent hard to come by in kid lit, so whats the deal with all the attention for a not-yet-published rhyming picture book about an obese, unhappy 14year-old named Maggie? The title, for starters: Maggie Goes on a Diet. For seconds, like-wildfire circulation of a blurb describing how the bullied girl is transformed through time, exercise and hard work into a popular, confident and average size soccer star. And cover art showing her wistfully holding up a Cinderella dress as she stares at her imagined, much slimmer self in a full-length mirror. And an inside page, the only one most people have seen, that shows her hunched over the fridge during a twofisted eating binge. Thirds? Real teenagers have long moved on from rhyming picture books and the reading level for Hawaii dad Paul Kramers amateurish, self-published effort is recommended on Amazon for kids ages 4 to 8. The online mess for Kramer began recently with outraged commenters on Amazon, where pre-orders havent propelled Maggie anywhere near the top of the rankings. Theres now a savemaggie hashtag on Twitter, a Say No to Maggie Goes on a Diet Facebook page, calls for a boycott and demands that Amazon and Barnes & Noble pull the book. Kramer wont disclose how many orders he has for Maggie, which isnt out until October. While most of the attention has been negative, he said, there are supporters, like this one who responded to a book basher on Twitter: Shes 14, not 6. Are you seriously suggesting that, with the obesity problem in this country, that a book teaching children to exercise and eat right, is somehow IMMORAL? I bet your fat. Kramer, who went on Good Morning America to defend the book, already has regrets, though using the word diet isnt one of them. Diet, he said, isnt a dirty word as many of his angry critics have declared. Even for a book clearly most appropriate for little kids? He insists he didnt have 4year-olds in mind, thinking more along the lines of 8 and up. The main message was that Maggie went on a diet predominantly because she loves sports and wanted to be able to run faster, bend more easily and be better able to play sports more effectively, Kramer told The Associated Press by phone from Maui, where he lives with his wife and soccer-loving, 16-year-old son. Kramer, who struggled with obesity as a child and a young adult and still works to keep the pounds off, wishes Maggies fantasy self in the mirror wasnt quite so thin on the books cover. He also wishes her transformation through weight loss wasnt quite so much 51 pounds in a little more than eight months. Now that I see the controversy I would say that I would have had her lose about 30 pounds and still have a little way to go, said Kramer, whos neither physician nor nutrition expert. He said hes just a guy who wants to inspire overweight kids to be healthy. I regret that people associated the word dietas me trying to push dieting on 4year-olds and 6-year-olds. Im not, Kramer said. To me, diet means a change of habits, eating nutritiously, losing unhealthy weight. Leslie Sanders, medical director of the Eating Disorder Program at Goryeb Childrens Center in Summit, N.J., thinks Kramers references to dieting in a rhyming picture book featuring a teen girl are unfortunate. The same goes for the notion that a childs key to success, beauty and popularity is being thin. Theres a mismatch here, Sanders said. Youve got a rhyming book youre reading to a 4-year-old or a 6-year-old about a teenager focused on weight and eating. Why should young children be thinking about weight? Theres no reason to have literature about dieting for young children at all. In addition, most little kids dont sit down as Maggie the teen does once her diet begins and whip up their own oatmeal with yogurt and fruit, or prepare their own turkey sandwich with mustard and lettuce, followed by a dinner of vegetables with various proteins, as the book describes. You know who makes those choices for little kids? Their parents, Sanders said. The ones that dont appear in the book about Maggie the red pigtailed teen. In fact, there are no adults in the book at all. That disturbs Arden Greenspan-Goldberg, a New York City psychotherapist who specializes in eating disorders and has a 22-yearold daughter. As women and mothers, we have our work cut out for us, she said. We hope that when our girls look in the mirror, they like what they see. Contrary to the online flash mob, Maggie does stand up to her tormenters, though, in her own sad, quiet way. Most of the times Maggie did not wish to respond or counter attack, Kramer writes. On rare occasions Maggie got so mad she could not hold back. She said, Is your life so boring that you have nothing else better to do? How would you like it and how would you feel if everyone picked on you? So lose your stinger and make like a bee and buzz on through. Once Maggie drops the weight, she not only gains gal pals but enjoys the attention of, urg, guys, another little something that young girls dont really need to think about. She also gets higher grades and is invited to her first sleepover, bringing along deodorant spray so she doesnt have to worry about leaving a smell when she uses the bathroom. Meanwhile, back on the soccer field, the teen encounters a pudgy, smaller girl as she practices and offers some tips. She reminded Maggie of how Maggie was before she lost the weight, Kramer writes. The book concludes, as Maggie collects a soccer trophy: It is sad that people are judged mainly because of how they look. Apretty cover does not necessarily guarantee a good book. Page 12BNews-SunSunday, September 4, 2011www.newssun.com SEBRING PEDIATRICS, LLC; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 9/4/11; 0 0 0 1 1 6 0 5 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 9/4/11; 0 0 0 1 1 6 1 5 EDWARD JONES/ED BURNSIDE***; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 9/4/11; 0 0 0 1 1 6 1 8 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Outrage explodes over rhyming diet picture book MCT Paul Kramers yet-to-be-released book has generated a heavy amount of criticism. The main message was that Maggie went on a diet predominantly because she loves sports and wanted to be able to run faster, bend more easily and be better able to play sports more effectivelyPAULKRAMER author By SANDYCOHEN APEntertainment WriterLOS ANGELES Dancing With the Stars executive producer Conrad Green says despite controversy over the casting of its first transgender contestant, Dancing remains a family show and viewers should check out the new season before passing judgment. Chaz Bono, who was born female but underwent surgery to become a man, is among the cast of 12 celebrities set to appear on the ABC hit when it premieres later this month a decision thats drawn ire from some Dancing fans and conservative media groups. Dan Gainor of the Culture and Media Institute calls Bonos casting a ridiculous, agenda-driven move by Dancing With the Stars. This is the latest example of the networks trying to push a sexual agenda on American families, he said Thursday. The organization is no t calling for a boycott of the show, but online group OneMillionMoms.com is. It says on its website that the casting of Bono and openly-gay reality star Carson Kressley is completely unacceptable and Christians should not watch the show, no excuses! Besides Bono and Kressley, the new cas t includes basketball star Ron Artest; World Cup socce r player Hope Solo; reality stars Robert Kardashian and Kristin Cavallari; TV personalities Nancy Grace and Ricki Lake; singeractress Chynna Phillips; actors David Arquette and J.R. Martinez; and Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis, who may be better known in the United States fo r being George Clooneys exgirlfriend. DWTS producer: Give Chaz Bono a chance to dance The Help will labor to stay atop box office
DearAbby: I have been seeing Randy for more than a year. We get along great. He makes me laugh and I can envision us sharing the rest of our lives together. I am an atheist and Randy is a Christian. I dont mind his familys views, and I have no problem with religion as long as it isnt being forced on me. However, thinking about a future with Randy, I wouldnt want his familys religious views forced on my children, either. I want them to make their own choices when theyre old enough to understand. Randy wants an ideal Christian family, where he raises his children on his terms and with his religious views. I dont feel children should be forced into something from birth. Again, I have no problem with Randys or his familys beliefs; I just dont want them impressed on my childrens young minds. What can we do? AMind of My Own DearMind of YourOwn: You can part friends and agree to disagree. If Randy wants an ideal Christian family in which he raises his children on his terms and with his religious beliefs, there will be no compromise. And if you are adamant that your children choose their own beliefs when theyre old enough to understand, you and they will be better off if the father you choose for them has similar beliefs. DearAbby: My friend and roommate Kristina is a great person with a big heart. However, one of her quirks is starting to bother me, and Im not sure how to deal with it. Kristina is an extremely picky eater who is repulsed by any ethnic food. I am Asian, and if we pass an Asian restaurant (or any other ethnic restaurant, for that matter) she makes comments like, How can people eat that? or, Thats disgusting! When I have pointed out to her that her attitude can be insulting, she casually apologizes but her behavior continues. I realize Kristina is set in her ways and that theres probably nothing I can do to change her attitude toward cultural cuisine. I feel like a nag every time I suggest she's being insensitive. Do you have any suggestions as to how I can respond to her disparaging comments? Raised on Rice in California DearRaised on Rice: Great people with big hearts do not say the first thing that pops into their heads, particularly when they know it can be hurtful. Because you have already told Kristina her comments are insensitive and insulting, and she continues to make them, its time you recognize that she doesnt care about your feelings. The surest ways to insulate yourself are to avoid going near ethnic restaurants when youre with her, or spend less time in her company. DearAbby: I know a very nice family from another country whose little girl would be adorable except for one thing facial hair. The child has a dark unibrow and a thick moustache. Shes hairier than most men I know. I would like to recommend a cosmetologist to them, but I know other cultures have different views on facial hair. My husband says I should mind my own business. What do you say, Abby? Illinois Neighbor DearNeighbor: While your impulse is laudable, listen to your husband. Unless the little girl or her mother mentions that she is being teased because of her facial hair, do not broach the subject. What teens need to know about sex, drugs, AIDS and getting along with peers and parents is in What Every Teen Should Know. To order, send a businesssized, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby Teen Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included in the price.) www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 4, 2011Page 13B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 9/2/11 p/u; 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 6 9 DIVERSIONS SECRETSTASHBy D. GAGLIARDO & CC BURNIKEL ACROSS 1 Award named for a Muse 5 Carlisle's wife in "Twilight" 9 "No prob!" 14 Kane's Rosebud, e.g. 18 Loch with sightings 19 Financial claim 20 Hooch source 21 "I'd like a say" sounds 22 St. Petersburg is on it 24 Jack Benny in his patented pose? 26 One military stint after another? 28 Recently retired NBAer 29 Mac-PC battles, e.g. 30 Hole advantage 31 Expression of disdain 33 Semicircular structure 34 "Crispin: The Cross of Lead" Newbery Medalwinning author 37 Causes serious damage at sea? 42 Hautboy, more commonly 46 Certain boss's group 48 2, at Putt-Putt 49 Saintly Mother 50 29-Across units 51 Spider automaker 54 Cop's catch 55 Tradition-challenging genre 56 Pageant topper 57 "Cmo __?" 59 Under-the-hood knock source, perhaps 61 Getting flattened by a gridiron lineman? 65 You may read it before turning a page 66 Poehler of "SNL" 67 Wee start? 68 "... boy __ girl?" 69 UAL West Coast hub 70 Consequence of overtoasting?: Abbr. 73 Piltdown man, say 75 Hollywood hopeful's pursuit? 79 Stuff, pad, cover, etc. 83 Hopper 84 Indian melodies 85 Breaks bread? 86 Conn of "Grease" 89 "I'm not making this up!" 91 Dweebs 92 Elegy, for example 94 What big girls don't do, in a '60s hit 95 Sport with Shinto rituals 96 "Up and __!" 97 Cad on his best behavior? 100 Sch. in Nashville 101 Magician's opening 103 Bailiff's request 104 Pres. after JAG 106 Tilde feature? 109 Word after Wuzzy 111 Coven gatherings? 117 Give a ride to roadside yokels? 120 Ritual before a fall, hopefully? 121 First pot chips 122 Shower time 123 Repair 124 Scientology's __ Hubbard 125 Now, in the ER 126 Kid's choice word 127 __ listening 128 Give, but expect back DOWN 1 "Street Signs" network 2 Wife of Jacob 3 Cuba, to Cubans 4 Old Roman port 5 "Your Stinginess" 6 "You bet, seor!" 7 Assemble 8 Puts into law 9 Shade of blond 10 "Don't move!" 11 "Project Runway" judge Garcia 12 Designer Gucci 13 Like cats and dogs: Abbr. 14 One going from theater to theater? 15 1964 British Open champ 16 Qatar bigwig 17 Mil. medals 21 Current initials 23 Foot part 25 Use a lot? 27 Pizza the __: "Spaceballs" role 32 Herding dog name 33 Here, in Havana 34 First name in mystery 35 Drug for anxiety 36 Disrepute 38 Followed 39 Kmart founder 40 Yankees all-time hit leader Jeter 41 "Home Run Derby" airer 43 Hog wild? 44 Juan's "other" 45 Abbr. before a year 47 Duds 50 Loudness unit 52 "Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo__": Irish lullaby 53 Handicapper's hangout, briefly 55 Turning point 58 Jesus of baseball 60 "Beats me" 62 "No thanks" 63 Heavenly body 64 Little lower? 69 Burn badly 70 Where many bats are seen 71 Takes weapons from 72 Fitting room "That looks fabulous!" 73 Pawnbroker's niche? 74 Corrida cries 75 Dress fussily 76 NYC subway 77 Mos. and mos. 78 Bowlers, e.g. 79 Food stamp 80 Novel idea 81 Take on 82 Dutch treat 87 Fur trader's supply 88 Cross letters 90 Head turner, say 92 Green span 93 New Ager John 97 Stumble 98 "Oh, no!" 99 Hog fat 102 Heat meas. 105 Even a little 106 Places with lots of white robes 107 Request from one who's stumped 108 Numerical prefix 109 Rub dry 110 Lot size 112 Mother of the Titans 113 Ones knocked off during strikes 114 Memo starter 115 MBA course 116 iPhone command 118 It may be cured 119 Crafty Solution on page 11B In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. With these words in Genesis 1:1, we are introduced to our creative, active, working-on-ourbehalf God. Hes not passively lounging in the heavens. He has been and is active. I like knowing that God planned, designed, created and developed everything (including each one of us) and that he maintains it and us. Speaking of his creation in Colossians 1:16 & 17, the Apostle Paul enthralls us with these words as seen in The Message (The Bible in Contemporary Language), For everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment. God is a worker. Starting with creation and throughout Scripture he demonstrates how we are to view and function in our life with our family, church, work and community. Through Jesus Christ exemplifying the Father for us and the Holy Spirit abiding within us, we can live in this fallen world in a way that pleases God, cares for one another and his creation, and exemplifies a work ethic of authenticity, integrity and passion. Have you ever thought about working with passion? How different our workplace would be if everyone was filled with enthusiasm desiring to do their jobs in an excellent manner. Another Scripture tells us that we should do everything heartily as if we were working directly for the Lord. The word heartily rings with the sounds of energy, enthusiasm and sincerity. Its a job well done that produces satisfaction and fulfillment. Our work ethic should follow the example of the God who invented it and put Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden to tend it and manage it. Anote in the Word in Life Study Bible shows God wearing many hats: artist, designer, strategic planner, organizer, project developer, assessor, zoologist, biologist, chemist, linguist, programmer, materials specialist, engineer, and waste management technician, to name but a few. God has shown us that work is inherently good and that our jobs matter. Whether sacred or secular, all legitimate work reflects the activity of God. Then lets remember that he rested on the seventh day and asks us to do the same. We need that time to let worship recharge our batteries. Even in these times when jobs are scarce, perhaps God can use our skills in volunteerism while we wait and trust in Him. Enjoy Labor Day; and then, no matter the task, reflect him heartily. Selah. Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Labor, rest and trust Pause And Consider Jan Merop Christian family man isnt right choice for atheist woman Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) Aries, just when you think youve had enough, the waters recede and the path is clear. All it takes is a little deterination and a lot of patience to get there. Taurus (April 21-May 21) There are no easy answers this week, Taurus. That is why you will just have to be diligent in your own quest to find the best solutions. Gemini (May 22-June 21) Gemini, a small disagreement at work eventually will lead to a bigger disaster than you had imagined. You may have to have another party intervene to work things out. Cancer(June 22-July 22) Cut someone close to you a little slack, Cancer. This person has been extremely distracted and isnt able to devote all of his or her attention to the task at hand. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) No matter what you do, you cant seem to lose this week, Leo. Call it a lucky streak or the stars aligned in your favor. Whatever the case, let the good times roll. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) Virgo, when a family member comes to you for advice, snide remarks wont suffice. This person really needs assistance and trusts you to have an open mind on the situation. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) Libra, now that youve tackled some of the bigger tasks that were on your agenda, you can focus on having more down time for enjoyment. Spend it with friends. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) Scorpio, when the going gets tough, you just have to get tougher. Now is not the time to admit defeat. Buckle down and get the job done. You will be happy you stuck it out. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) Sagittarius, youre only fooling yourself if you think you can keep up with all the secrets and still get others to trust you. Others may be humoring you. Its time to confess. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) Capricorn, just when it seems like your luck wont change for the best you have a stroke of good fortune. The best part is the luck will last for a while. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) Aquarius, when you are not able to tackle a problem, its alright to call in a professional to help you solve it. Not everyone is an expert in every subject. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) Pisces, theres no time like the present to simply do something nice for a friend or family member. Go on and bring a smile to someones face.Famous birthdaysSept. 4 Beyonce, singer (30); Sept. 5 Rose McGowan, actress (38); Sept. 6 Jane Curtin, comic actress (64); Sept. 7 Chrissie Hynde, athlete (60); Sept. 8 Pink, singer (32); Sept. 9 Michelle Williams, actress (31); Sept. 10 Colin Firth, actor (51). You cant seem to lose this week, Leo Horoscope Dear Abby GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE
LIVING 14B PAGE News-Sun Sunday, September 4, 2011CAROLYN COLE/LOS ANGELES TIMES/MCT uddenly it has been 10 years. Thats an amazing realization when you remember how it was back then. Calendars still counted off days; our eyes told us this. Clocks still ticked off seconds; intellectually, we knew. But time I would have sworn this in a court of law did not move. I remember, in those awful days of aftermath, asking my colleague, Dave Barry, then the Miami Heralds humor columnist, if he thought he would ever write jokes again. For the last week, he told me, I havent even tried to write anything funny, and for a while I thought maybe I never would, or should. He had it; we all had it that sense of being stuck, unable to find your way back to the life you had lived before. I wrote 10 columns in a row about the horror I had seen, the planes crashing, the lives lost, the buildings melting, the people covered in dust. Finally, I had to force myself to write a column about something else, had to force myself to care about something that was not terror. That lasted one column. Then I went right back to what was now the norm. I was all terror, all the time. Now, somehow, that moment is a decade past. In measuring the distance, perhaps it is enough to note that todays college freshman was a third grader then. Thus do the clock and the calendar do their work. Thus do todays terrors become tomorrows memories. Thus does news become history. And I find myself remembering how I used to torture ants as a child, the happy hours I spent flooding their nests with water, watching them grab their larvae and run for safety. The thing that struck me, that earned my childish wonder and respect, was that they always came back. Destroy their world a hundred times, they would build it a hundred and one. There is something of that in human beings. Indeed, it may be some of the best of what is in us. Call it stubbornness, call it resilience, call it faith, but we always defy the random cruelties of life, always dig ourselves out, bury our dead, mourn our losses, rebuild, find a way to move forward. We did it when fire burned down Chicago, when an earthquake leveled San Francisco, when broken levees drowned New Orleans. And we did it when terror astonished and devastated us on Sept. 11. Granted, we emerged from that crucible changed in ominous ways. We find ourselves at war on three fronts, government more secretive and invasive than it has been in years. We are running a prison beyond the reach of habeas corpus on the island of Cuba. The government may not let you fly and will not tell you why. Yes, Osama bin Laden is dead, and experts tell us the terror group he led is weakened and may soon follow. But terrorism itself remains alive and well, as does a fervent bigotry against Muslims that has seeped into the mainstream of American political thought where it exhibits itself with a shamelessness that once would have been unthinkable. So there is reason to be concerned at the place to which we have moved. But, having felt stuck inside a nightmare, I know there is also reason to be grateful we moved at all, that clock and calendar did their work and that there resides in us the stubborn resilience of ants. It felt as if we might never go forward from that moment. But we did.Leonard Pitts Jr., winner of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for commentary, is a columnist for the Miami Herald. LEONARDPITTSJR.McClatchy NewspapersAdecade after the terror, in New York, at the Pentagon, at a field in Pennsylvania and in every nook and cranny of America, we move forwardS New YorkNOW:Above, construction continues on Freedom Tower, center, and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum at Ground Zero in New York in this May 2011 photo. Freedom Tower is expected to be completed by January 2014. Constuctution of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum is expect to be finished by September 2012.THEN:Left, a New York City firefighter looks at the ruins of the World Trade Center at dawn on Sept. 12, 2001, a day after the terrorist attacks. JIM MACMILLAN/PHILADELPHIADAILYNEWS/MCTThe PentagonTHEN:Above, emergency crews try to extinguish fires at the Pentagon after an airplane crashed into the building following similar attacks on the World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11.Shanksville, Pa.NOW:Below, friends and family still place tributes to loved ones lost on the fence overlooking the Flight 93 site in Shanksville, Pa., on July 31, 2011. Phase 1 of the permanent memorial is scheduled to open Sept. 11, 2011. JOSHUAQUATTLEBAUM/MCT LAURENCE KESTERSON/PHILADELPHIAINQUIRER/MCTTHEN:Pennsylvania State Troopers, on horseback, patrol the crash site of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa., prior to a remembrance ceremony for the victims on Sept. 11, 2002.NOW:Right, a woman sits at the 9/11 memorial outside the Pentagon, located just south of Washington, D.C., in this July 2011 photo. Each Memorial Unit is a cantilevered bench with the name of a victim engraved on the end. The benches are aligned by age and the direction they are read shows whether the victim was in the building or on Flight 77. TECH. SGT. CEDRIC H. RUDISILL. /U.S. DEPT. OF DEFENSE 10 YEARS LATER 9II