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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 09-09-2011
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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C M Y K By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSeveral organizations around Highlands County are preparing for the 10-year anniversary of the Sept.r 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The community members behind these ceremonies and celebrations all voiced one common aspect about their individual events — remembrance. There will be four 9/11 events in the city of Sebring over the weekend. Today, Florida Hospital's Remembrance of 9/11 will be held outdoors (behind the chapel, by the reflecting pool). There will be a prayer walk with stations of remembrance beginning at 6:30 a.m. until sunset. On Sunday, a memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. at Firemen’s Field. Sales and Marketing Manager for the Highlands County Convention Center, Tenille Drury, said that the ceremony will be “simple.” “We will have a special dedication, very simple. It will run in conjunction with the expo. Shannon Reed will be singing and we will have representatives from the fire departments, police department, and EMS. Mayor (George) Hensley will speak and we will have a few moments of recognition and silence. All the law enforcement and military are invited to enjoy the expo after the ceremony for free,” said Drury. The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) located on Lakeview Drive will host a flag raising beginning a t 11 a.m. on Sunday.The VFWwill also provide guests with lunch and beverages all day long. The Military Sea Services Museum, at 1402 Roseland Ave. in NEWS-SUN Highlands County’s Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, September 9-10, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 106 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 89 74Complete Forecast PAGE #A Partly sunny with a chance of storms Forecast Question: Should the county adopt a policy of not hiring smokers? Next question: Will you attend one of the 9/11 ceremonies this weekend? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Harry Elyea Age 94, of Bowling Green James Jones Sr. Age 87, of Avon Park Carl T. Juris Age 86, of Sebring John Peterson Age 79, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 45.8% No 45.2% Total votes: 118 Classifieds9A Community Briefs2A Community Calendar10B Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review/Times11B Religion7B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle11B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and WAUCHULA STATE BANK; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, ad #1 front strip; 0 0 0 1 1 7 4 4 By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING — The city council members mulled ove r the current city code ordinance for animal regulation and control for over an hou r Tuesday night and heard from several audience members before deciding they needed more information. Pot-bellied pig owner Kim McIntyre addressed the council Tuesday evening. McIntyre’s 140-pound pig, Emma, was reported by an anonymous caller early las t week and Sebring Code Enforcement visited the McIntyre’s home at 309 Milakee Ave. and warned he r of an ordinance violation. The current ordinance regarding animals states it is unlawful for any person to keep or maintain any animals, livestock or poultry o f any kind within the city, except: — Dogs, cats or other ordinary household pets, providSebring mulls animal rules Pot-bellied pig sparks debate about city codeA changed AmericaSept. 11 left indelible imprint on the American psyche PAGE12B 10 YEARS LATER 9II County to remember 9/11 with ceremonies By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING — Joe Campbell, supervisor of elections for Highlands County, presented the school board with the new map of school districts during its regular meeting on Tuesday night. There are very few, mostly minor, changes Campbell said, and the map is the same as the one approved by the county commissioners. The new maps are the result of the 2010 Census and reflect population changes. New maps are required after every census, but may only be drawn during odd numbered years to keep the redistricting process from falling in an election year. Campbell said there are rules in re-drawing district boundaries. For example, no incumbent or active candidate may be moved into a different district. Districts must be equal in population, but a deviation of 5 percent over or under is allowed. District boundaries should avoid dividing a political sub-division or neighborhood, be identifiable on the School board briefed on new district boundaries Looking for (photos of) a few good men See 9/11, page page 5A Clean sweepLady Green Dragons brush aside Hardee SPORTS, 1BUnforgettableReliving instead of remembering 9/11 PAGE8A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Supervisor of Elections Joe Campbell presents school board members with the school district map. School board member Bill Brantley listens as Campbell makes his presentation, while chairperson Donna Howerton looks at the map. See DISTRICT, page 6A See ANIMAL, page 6A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING — The Sebring Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in tracking down seven men. To be more precise, the department is looking for the photographs of seven men, all former town marshals and police chiefs of the city. “There has to be someone out there with a photo,” said Vicki Hicks, Chief Tom Dettman’s administrative assistant. For close to a year now, Hicks has been scouring old newspapers, visiting the Historical Society, going on Ancestry.com, hunting through county archives, even cold calling people with the same last names as the missing men. Her work has paid off. Of Sebring’s 18 police chiefs, she has found pictures of 11. The photographs are part of an exhibit the police have planned for their station lobby during the centennial year. The display will include historical memorabilia like an early polygraph machine. Hicks hates the idea of framing blank paper with only a nameplate and dates of service to represent a real person. She wants to be able to present a complete history. If anyone knows anything about any of the former chiefs, or has a picture of one tucked away in a trunk, or can tell Hicks where she can locate a relative, please get in touch with her. Two men — W.Z. Dalgety and R.C. Clinard — served as town marshals in 1916; W.A. Taylor and C.C. Posey in 1921 The first Sebring police chief was William (Lotus) McCullough, who served from 1925-26. As the first, Hicks most of all wants to find a photograph of him. Also missing is Thomas Worley, who immediately followed McCullough, from 1926-27. Amore recent chief is among the missing too — Robert Broadbent, who served from 1972-74. “He’s still alive as far as we know,” she said, “but he’s disappeared into thin air.” Photographs do not have to be portraits, even group shots or family photos are welcome. Call Hicks at 471-5108. SPD seeks pictures of former chiefs, marshals News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Vicki Hicks, Sebring Police Chief Tom Dettmans administrative assistant, has managed to find photographs of 11 of the 18 men who have served as Sebrings police chief or town marshal. She is asking for help to find the remaining seven.

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C M Y K By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING — Plants, produce, herbs, hand-made canes, old stuff from attics and new stuff still wrapped — the downtown garage sale Saturday promises a little bit of everything. Linda Tucker, of Linda’s Books, is one of the five volunteer organizers. Wednesday, she said approximately 50 vending spaces have been sold to about 35 vendors. More vendors may come. “It’s going to be so fascinating to see what everybody brings,” she said. Tucker said most downtown merchants will be open, as will Somas Deli, Sirianno’s Soup and Sandwich Shop and Dee’s Restaurant. There will be snow cones and hot dogs. The vendors set up on the sidewalk around Circle Park and along Ridgewood Drive. The streets will not be closed and parking is allowed. The Chamber of Commerce’s former office will be open to provide rest rooms. Kimberlee Nagel has worked side by side with Tucker planning the event. She is very pleased because so many vendors have bought space. “It’s not even season and this is the first time, so we’re very excited about the response,” she said. “It’s a good thing. People coming to look for a good deal and to spend a little money. At the same time they can visit the stores and have something to eat.” Vendors set up starting at 6 a.m. Everyone should be in place and ready to go at 7 a.m. The event runs until 1 p.m. Nagel and Tucker — along with Tamy Boss of Still Chic Boutique, Richard Banis of Highlands Office Products and Kathy Doherty of Kathy’s Consignments — are not just focused on a single garage sale. They are already organizing Saturday garage sales for October, November and December. Call Linda at 3822649 or download an application at www.destinationdowntownsebring.com. Page 2ANews-SunFriday, September 9, 2011www.newssun.com Pub Block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 0 8 0 3 4 Sept. 7 212632353944x:4Next jackpot $2 millionSept. 3 12324313252x:4 Aug. 31 51435414749x:5 Sept. 7 1315192029 Sept. 6 1018213031 Sept. 5 312192334 Sept. 4 89193233 Sept. 7 (n) 6051 Sept. 7 (d) 0611 Sept. 6 (n) 0895 Sept. 6 (d) 1041 Sept. 7(n) 062 Sept. 7 (d) 065 Sept. 6 (n) 791 Sept. 6(d) 226 Aug. 6 921243818 Sept. 2 6827334 Aug. 30 11520305 Aug. 26 51022421 Sept. 7 35182754 PB: 13 PP: 4Next jackpot $20 millionSept. 3 1525525354 PB: 2 PP: 5 Aug. 31 1319354757 PB: 29 PP: 5 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d) is the daytime drawing, (n) is the nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball PP: Power Play Lottery Center By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING — The Sebring city council unanimously approved the appointment of Kenneth T. Fields as the new public works director for the city at Tuesday’s meeting. “I want to commend staff for their detail on keeping the committee informed and all of us informed about the activities. “I’m very pleased to present and recommend and ask that the city council approve the appointment of Kenneth T. Fields as our new public works director,” Mayor George Hensley said. “I feel honored and privileged to be selected and I look forward to many long years serving you and the citizens of this great city of Sebring. Thank you very much,” Fields said. Fields is a resident of Avon Park and is completing work on his new home. He recently relocated to Highlands County from Hollywood, where he served in the public works area for more than 20 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management from American Intercontinental University. Fields is licensed in several areas, including wastewater collection and water distribution. In the city of Hollywood, he served as public utilities manager for the underground utilities division. “We are glad you are here. We’ve spent a lot of time with you and we were very impressed. We feel you will be doing a good job for this city and be a good representative of this city,” Hensley said. Fields’first day on the job was Tuesday. Fields begins work as public works director News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Kenneth Fields addresses the Sebring city council members after being appointed as the new public works director for the city. The position has been open for several months. Fields began work Wednesday morning. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING — With David Solomon’s resignation, the school board has no Director of Transportation. Carlene Varnes, an experienced manager, was named interim director. Responding a question as to how things were going, Varnes said, “We’re doing great. The wheels on the bus went ’round and ’round. We’re going to be just fine.” The board took the opportunity to further discuss cuts in the budget. When Bill Brantley said any more cuts would affect the classroom, Andy Tuck replied that, “I respectfully disagree. If we cut on the operational side we will not affect the classroom. I don’t think we’ve looked at upper management enough.” He pointed out that Management Information Systems has been without a director for three years. That lead to a debate about the need for directo r of transportation at all. School Superintenden t Wally Cox warned the board, however, that running the transportation department without a director was like having an assistant principal run a school. “What do you do in a emergency?” he asked. “The board is taking a risk without a director.” Cox added that the position requires a specialized skill set and qualified candidates are hard to find. “I t might take a year to find the right person,” he said. The board decided to continue the school yea r with Varnes as interim. They will wait until May and re-address the issue then. Cox said, “The timing doesn’t concern me as much as the long-term strategy.” The buses keep on rolling as search starts for director A little bit of everything for sale Saturday in downtown Sebring Community garage sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. AP CRA offers free Business and Marketing Seminar seriesAVON PARK — The Avon Park Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Main Street District is hosting a free three-part business and marketing seminar series this fall. Avon Park business owners, organizations and merchants who want to increase their business should plan to attend. Attendees will gain marketing tools and ideas that they can incorporate into their current business practices. The retail value of these seminars is $3,000. Fall 2011 dates are Sept. 12, Oct. 3 and 24. Topics include: “Marketing 101: Are You Covering the Basics?” “Social Media Marketing: Join the Online Conversation” and “Goal Setting: Make Sure Your Business Measures Up.” Each seminar will start promptly at 5:30 p.m., at the Avon Park Community Center located on Main Street and will last approximately 90 minutes. Although the seminar is free, please RSVPto reserve your seat by contacting Avon Park CRA Marketing Coordinator Casey Wohl at (863) 2246326 or e-mail at Casey.Wohl@yahoo.com.Highlands Social Dance Club meets TuesdaySEBRING — The Highlands Social Dance Club will host a membership meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13 at Charlie’s/Sandy’s Restaurant on U.S. 27 in Sebring at 11:30 a.m. The first dance of the 2011-12 season is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 7. For more information, call 385-6671. 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 Wednesday, Sept. 7: William Bernard Bleything, 34, of Sebring, was charged with trespassing property, not structure or conveyance. Richard Oliver Brant, 37, of Sebring, was charged with contempt of court for non-support, two counts. Winifred Christine Brewer, 41, of Sebring, was charged with disorderly intoxication in public place causing disturbance. Charles Edward Brough, 55, of 2671 Vineyard Lane, Brooklyn, Mich., was registered as a sex offender for sexual assault. Mary Kathryn Chiu, 56, of Lake Placid, was charged with battery on person 65 years of age or older. Richard Cordero, 43, of Miami, was sentenced to 90 days for knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked. Lora Jean Dyer, 31, of Avon Park, was charged for domestic violence or battery, touch or strike; and domestic violence or burglary with assault or battery. Jorden Sue Eisenstein, 18, of Sebring, was charged for larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. Fred Clark Ferguson, 34, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; possession of methamphetamine (charged changed from possession of cocaine to methamphetamine by arresting officer); and possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. Marvin Edurado Figueroa, 25, of Lantana, immigration detainer for municipal ordinance violation. David Fraga-Chavez, 26, of Davenport, was charged for no valid driver license. Shydah Alaisha McRae, 23, of Avon Park, was sentenced to 30 days for petit or retail theft, first degree. Jeff Michael Nemeth, 31, of 1001 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, was registered as a sexual offender, unlawful sexual conduct with a minor. Melvin Olds, 37, of Lake Placid, was charged for driving while license suspended or revoked, first offense. Michael Joseph Pacetti, 20, of Palm Beach Gardens, was charged for trespassing of land; and possession of cannabis. Kenneth Alexander Robledo, 42, of Sebring, was charged with possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. Gregory Keith Sayler, 43, of Deland, was charged for withholding support, nonsupport of children or spouse. Sammie Cornell Scriven, 49, of Avon Park, was charged with battery. Thomas Henry Thompson, 54, of Sebring, was charged with possession of cocaine. Nicholas James Vought, 29, of Sebring, was charged for possession of controlled substance without a prescription, two counts; and producing or manufacturing marijuana. The following people were POLICEBLOTTER Continued on page 6A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING — In a 3-2 vote, the School Board of Highlands County approved the millage rate of 7.813 for the district’s fiscal year 20112012. That is .197 more than last year’s rate of 7.616. Board members Donna Howerton and Andy Tuck voted against the raise. “It’s no secret where I stand,” said Tuck. “With 12 percent unemployment and a retirement community, it’s quite unfortunate we’re raising rates. It’s like we’re saying our problems are more important than yours.” “It’s tough out there,” Howerton said. “I do share a concern. I don’t know what the answer is.” Member Ned Hancock said education needs more to work with. “(Cuts) have had a devastating impact. I don’t see how to not be responsible and keep that in mind.” School Superintendent Wally Cow told the board, “We’ve already cut the heck out of the budget.” He said he has cut $12 to $13 million over the past four years. That includes cuts in upper management positions, from 17 in 2000 to 12 in 2010. The board was unanimous that budget discussions for fiscal year 2012-2013 had to begin early. “We’ll gear up quicker this year,” Cox said, “and schedule workshops in September and October.” The board unanimously passed the voter-approved critical needs millage of .25 and the final budget. The district’s budget for 2011-2011 is $120.1 million, as opposed to the 2010-2011 budget of $129.3 million. Cox told the board that the 10-day enrollment numbers showed the district down by 69 students. Cox said he had expected to lose 80 students. He added that when the student count is taken in October, enrollment typically increases by about 40 students. School board approves 2011-12 millage rate

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C M Y K Page 4AN ews-SunF riday, September 9, 2011www.newssun.comANOTHERPOINTOFVIEWTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor E xt. 515editor@newssun.com S COTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comD AN HOEHNES ports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com C IRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com B USINESS OFFICEJ ANET EMERSONE xt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION Watchdogs are f inally in placeEditor: The Highlands County T DC (Tourist Development Council) has been in the n ews, on the Editorial Page and in the hot seat lately, and rightly so. For those readers who may not know what all the fuss is aboutl et me offer the following. The TDC is the agency c harged with the responsibility to administer the funds generated by theT ourist Tax, aka the Bed Tax. Ever since this prog ram was approved by the voters there has been, and still are, policies and proc edures in place to assure that monies collected were accounted for and distributed according to policy. In addition, other things sucha s term limits for board members were set. The TDC has chosen to operate outside those guidelines and until the arta nd culture community worked to shine a light on t hese wrongs, they got away with it. Why?S imple. The watchdogs were out to lunch. Several Highlands County citizens have joined the discussion. Them ost vocal being Bill Youngman who has offered a solution that requires repealing the tax, reforming the agencies involveda nd then reinstate the tax by bringing it to a vote once again at a future date. I agree with the need for reform but his plan is risky, convoluted, costly and unnecessary. Because of the intervention by the art and culture community, reform is in the making. The executive director of the Tourist Development Council, county commissioners and other local governmental agencies have pledged to cooperate and together bring the TDC in to compliance. The watchdogs are in place and I believe the wrongs will be made right. As an aside, why dont we relabel the Tourist Tax and have it become the Tourist Investment Program? That name is easier to swallow and realistically the monies collected serve to make Highlands County a more desireable destination for our visitors. Also ..., TIPis a great acronym. Jim Fitch Sebring Why not ban s mokers altogether?E ditor: Why not just ban smokers from living in this county? I think we are just getting silly. J eanne Simpson SebringOrange Blossom Classic joinsc elebrationE ditor: Shuffleboard 99-yearsold City of Sebring 100y ears old and host to the most historic shuffleboard tournament in the USA: T he Orange Blossom Classic! T his year, the first major event for Sebring celebrating its 100th Birthday will be the annual Orange Blossom Classic StateS huffleboard Tourney. Also this year, the Sebring Recreation Club will host the Florida Masters Shuffleboard Tournament in April. These are the very best competing for theM asters title. Besides these two prestig ious tournaments, Sebring will host 13 state, district and county tournaments. Sebring Recreation Club Inc., (333 PomegranateA ve., phone 385-2966), is a non-profit group that constantly spotlights Sebring during the winter months and brings hundreds ofc ompetitors to our area. We need sponsors for these events and give plenty of recognition and exposure to our sponsors. There are more than 25,000 members to the Florida Shuffleboard Association. If our events are sponsored and the prize money is enough for the members to be enticed to travel to Sebring to compete, the whole community will benefit. Pat Dell Sebring BouquetLocal newspaper is fantasticEditor: The News-Sun is an awesome newspaper local coverage, news and sports is fantastic. To this day I have no clue as to how you do it. Don Lamb Avon Park Since 2005 it reportedly has issued more than 10,400 citations to drivers who flashed their headlights at oncoming vehicles to notify them that lawe nforcement was up ahead monitoring their speeds. However, one driver is fighting back, a nd rightly so. Eric Campbell, a Tampa resident, recently was ticketed by an FHPofficerf or flashing his headlights to warn of a speed trap. Campbell asked what law he w as violating. The trooper cited Florida Statute 316.2397, Section 7, which prohibits flashing lights on vehicles except as a means of indicating a right or left turn, to change lanes, or to indicate that the vehicle is lawfully stopped or disabled upon the highway I t seems pretty clear, though, that the entire statute is referring to equipment, not usage. The state understandably does not want civilian automobiles to have continuously flashing lights thatm ight be confused with those on law enforcement or emergency vehicles. Thats different from flicking your headlights off and on a couple of times. The FHPs reasoning is further underm ined by the fact that the Florida Drivers Handbook stipulates that drivers should blink their headlights at night tol et other motorists know they are passing. So its OK to flash your lights to communicate with other drivers in cer-t ain situations, but not others? ... Campbell has filed a class-action laws uit against the state seeking refund of his $100 ticket as well as damages in excess of $15,000. Because it is a classa ction on behalf of all ticketed Floridians, though, if Campbell wins the state make that state taxpayers could be on the hook for $156.4 million in damages in addition to $1 million in ticket refunds. Campbell and other flashers actually e ncourage motorists to obey the law. Shouldnt that be FHPs only concern? Why should it care if drivers arent speeding? F HPs real objection is that notifying drivers of its speed-monitoring operations deprives it of an opportunity to write tickets and collect revenue and ticketing headlight-flashers allows it to rake in even more bucks. ... The state does not prohibit the use of radar detectors in passenger vehicles. Itt herefore shouldnt deny motorists the freedom to flash others when they see a s peed trap. An editorial from the Panama City NewsHerald. Freedom to flash shouldnt be denied Is it against the law for one motorist to signal other drivers to slow down and obey the speed limit? The Florida Highway Patrol thinks so. Recently, I was reminded of the value of freedom while attending a military retirement ceremony in Washington D.C. Driving down the hill after the ceremony, my soul was stirred as my eyes caught a glimpse of the late-summer sun reflecting across the sea of white-washed stones at the adjacent Arlington National Cemetery and wondered what it is that defines a person who is willing to give his or her life in exchange for freedom. As I wrote in an article, Obama Standing on Bushs Shoulders, written just after Osama bin Ladens death, it seems like only yesterday when the eyes of the world were fixed on television screens filled with ghastly scenes of fellow Americans forced to make the decision as to how they would die that dreadful Sept. 11, 2001 morning. Some chose skyscraper-to-sidewalk jumps, while others chose to be in a steel-melting inferno. On airplanes, some decided to sit in their seats and silently pray, while others shouted s roll, and took matters into their own hands. As the stench and smoke from human infirmaries colored the skies gray, a cloud of grief descended over the country and Americas enemy celebrated. Pictures of Old Glory intermingled with homemade signs displaying the words Never Forget sprang up on street corners and front yards throughout America. And, for a brief moment, it appeared that the patriotism of yesteryear was awakened from its long slumber as Americans chose to cross racial, political and religious barriers to join hands and hearts to celebrate our commonality. The nasty partisan divide resulting from the 2000 presidential election seemed to be temporarily patched with the bandage of brotherhood, as our nation swallowed a bitter pill of truth: We were at war with Islamic extremists seeking to destroy our freedoms. These extremists strategically attacked when we were distracted and weak from political divisiveness. Time seemed to stop for most Americans who found themselves caught up in grief. Nevertheless, the sun continued to rise and fall, and the seasons changed. We bandaged our wounds the best we could, and were forced to move forward, although it seemed inappropriate. Ten years-removed, and amidst wars on three fronts, war-weary Americans have fallen into a regimen of normalcy and have adapted to a necessary post-9/11 mentality. Great strides have been taken to weaken our selfavowed enemy, but we are still at risk. Only months into President Obamas presidency, Americans grew to understand that having an American president with Muslim heritage makes little difference to a terrorist. Attacks and attempts continue; just last week, the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation issued a five-page bulletin, warning of potential homeland al Qaeda attacks via small aircraft. Nor does a president possessing a Middle-Eastern name improve Americas standing in the Middle East. AJuly 13, 2011 poll conducted in six Middle Eastern countries by Arab American Institute found Obamas approval rating never got above 10 percent. Ninety-nine percent of Lebanese, 90 percent of Egyptians, 88 percent of Moroccans and 77 percent of Saudis believe Obama did not meet his 2009 Cairo speech expectations. The survey found Obamas approval ratings lower than George W. Bushs second term and lower than Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejads, with the exception of Saudi Arabia. Be it war-weariness, human nature, the divisiveness of the current administration, or a little of each, patriotism has paled, and our unity, diminished. This writer included, many have forgotten who the real enemy is, and have forgotten to remember those who willingly pledged our freedom with their blood. We are eternally indebted to those who satisfied the yearning for freedom within their souls by running headlong into the face of death, realizing they would never fully taste the freedom for which they were dying. And, most certainly, in that moment of self-denial, their souls inhaled freedom in its purest form. May we never forget. Susan Stamper Browns weekly column is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Email Susan at writestamper@gmail.com. Never forget September 11, 2001 Guest Column Susan Stamper Brown EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months.

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C M Y K RSVP for LP Chamber lunchLAKE PLACID — The Greater Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce Membership Luncheon will be held on Monday at noon at the Lake Placid Elks Lodge. The guest speaker is Linda Frost, vice president, Wealth Management, Seacoast National Bank. RSVPthe Chamber before the end of the day at chamber@lpfla.com or call 465-4331. Sunday breakfasts resumeAVON PARK — The Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Grace Council 14717, announces they will begin their monthly breakfast and brunch starting Sunday. Breakfast is held in the Grogan Center at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church in Avon Park from 8-10:15 a.m. and brunch from 10:30 a.m. to noon. From October on, the breakfast will be served the first Sunday of every month. The Knights of Columbus is a Catholic Men’s Fraternity which supports the church, youth and local community. Young men 18 years of age and up are eligible to join this organization. Call Don Sliwicki at 402-0423 or Cesar Pinzon at 452-6787.Casino trip plannedLAKE PLACID — The American Legion Auxiliary, Placid Unit 25, will be hosting a casino trip to Immokalee on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Cost is $25. You receive $30 free play and $5 food voucher. Coffee and doughnuts from 7:45-8:15 a.m. Bus leaves at 8:45 a.m., from the American Legion Post, 1490 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid. Sign up early, before Wednesday, Sept. 21. Nonmembers welcome! Call Judy at 655-0232.Events at local lodges, postsAVON PARK The American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park, will host the following events this week. Today E Board 2:30 p.m. SALburgers 4-6 p.m. Karaoke by Double D (call for time). Call 453-4553. The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 in Avon Park, will host the following events this week: Today Spaghetti dinner with meat sauce, all-youcan-eat for $7 served from 5-7 p.m. Music from Uptown Country from 5-8 p.m. Saturday Bar menu served from 5-7 p.m. Karaoke by Peg and Perry from 5-8 p.m. NASCAR 7:30 p.m. For details, call 4529853. LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 will host the following events this week: Today Lounge open 1 p.m. Fish fry 5-7 p.m., cost $8.50 per meal, includes fried or grilled fish, (or grilled chicken upon request), hush puppies, baked potato, coleslaw, small salad, coffee, ice tea or water and tax. Music by Lora Patton (call for time). Saturday Lounge open 1 p.m. Bar bingo 1:30 p.m. For details, call 4652661. The Lake Placid Moose Lodge 2374 will host the following events this week: Today Lunch 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Texas Hold’em 2 p.m. Wings, shrimp and fish 6 p.m. Music with Tom McGannon 6-9 p.m. Saturday District picnic 1 p.m. Sept. 11 Memorial benefit picnic. Bingo bango 2 p.m. Baby-back ribs 6 p.m. Music with Steve and Peggy 6-9 p.m. For details, call 4650131. The Veterans of Foreign Wars 3880 in Lake Placid, will host the following events this week: Today Steak-by-theounce 5:30-7 p.m., with L&LDuo. Saturday Breakfast 8-11 a.m. Bingo 2 p.m. Corn hole game 5 p.m. On Saturday, Sept. 17, a prime rib dinner will be served, (get tickets early please), along with music provided by Tony and Diana 5:30-7 p.m. Call 699-5444. SEBRING The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 in Sebring, will host the following events this week: Friday Happy hour 3-6 p.m. Men’s Auxiliary Pizza Night (call for time). Music by Gary O. 6-9 p.m. Saturday VFWRiders meeting 10 a.m. Ladies Auxiliary serving chicken pot pie with salad and dessert for $6 from 5-7 p.m. Music by Chrissy 6-9 p.m. Call 385-8902. HARRYELYEA Harry Reagle Elyea, 94, of Bowling Green, went home to be with his Savior on Aug. 31, 2011 in Wauchula. He was born at home Jan. 29, 1917 to Charles F. and Cora Reagle Elyea in Marengo Township near Marshall, Mich. He grew up on the family farm, graduating from high school in Marshall. He attended Moody Bible Institute three months after marrying Doretha Elaine Zerbel on June 23, 1940. After graduating from Moody Bible Institute, Harry and Doretha traveled to Nigeria in 1945 as missionaries with the Sudan Interior Mission. There they served mainly in Jos, Rahama, and Bursali, until 1968. His giftedness in things mechanical often brought him to repairing vehicles and equipment for other missionaries. His zeal for evangelization found outlets in extensive dispensary work and village ministries. Back home in the States, he was active in jail ministry, tract distribution, and installation of gospel signs. He continued in ministry right up to the end of his life. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Doretha Elyea; nine children, Daniel Elyea of Okeechobee, Frances Cook of Marshall, Mich., Thomas Elyea of Portage, Mich., Douglas Elyea of Belmont, Mich., Shirley Aeschbacher of Versailles, Mo., Iva Grennell of Graham, Wash., Lorna Couch of Kentwood, Mich., Timothy Elyea of Belmont, Mich., and Roxann Burton of Wauchula; 30 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren; and a brother, George Elyea of Marshall, Mich. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles F. and Cora Reagle Elyea; his sister, Frances; and his brothers, Robert, Charles, and Paul. Interment will take place at Oakridge Cemetery in Marshall, Mich. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the Sudan Interior Mission Chapel, 4114 Nigeria St., Sebring. Arrangements by: Robarts Family Funeral Home,Inc 529 W.Main St. Wauchula, Fla. 33873 JAMES JONES SR. James Jones Sr., “Iceman”, age 87, a long-time resident of Avon Park, Fla., passed away Aug. 31, 2011 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center in Sebring, Fla. He was born in Greenville, Ala., 1924. He operated an ice house; worked as a janitor for Union Congregational Church, Avon Park housing project, Lake Byrd Lodge, and Camp Weems; and was former president of PTAat Hopewell School, all in Avon Park, Fla. He worked in construction to help build middle schools in Sebring and Avon Park, Fla. He was the first Black volunteer fireman in Avon Park, Fla. He was a member of Mount Zion CME Churc h, Avon Park, Fla. He is survived by sons, James Jones, Avon Park Fla., Samuel Jones, Boynton Beach, Fla., and Harvie Jones Sr., Tampa, Fla.; daughters, Margie Williams, Seattle Wash.,Becky Brown, Sebring, Fla., Creasy Swain, Lakeland, Fla., Katie McGill, Tampa, Fla., and Ava JonesMoore, Lakeland, Fla.; brothers, Stanley Jones and Vernon Jones, both o f Gulfport, Miss.; brother-inlaw, James Fleming, Avon Park, Fla.; 26 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, from 68 p.m., Mt. Zion CME Church, Avon Park, Fla. Memorial service will be Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011 at 11 a.m., Faith Pentecostal House Of God Church, Avon Park, Fla. Swann’s Mortuary Death noticesCarl T.Juris 86, o f Sebring died Sept. 2, 2011. Arrangements are being handled by StephensonNelson Funeral Home, Sebring. John Lewis Peterson 79, of Sebring died Sept. 2, 2011. Arrangements are being handled by StephensonNelson Funeral Home, www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, September 9, 2011Page 5A MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; main ff top rhp only pg 3 or 5; 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 8 9 DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice p/u; 0 0 0 1 1 6 5 4 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 9/9/11; 0 0 0 1 1 7 5 5 Continued from page 2A OBITUARIES COMMUNITYBRIEFS Sebring, will be holding a memorial gathering from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Sunday. Gene Kissner of the museum spoke highly of the event and encouraged residents to stop by. “We will be having an open house. Chaplain Roger Perkins will be giving the invocation starting at 1 p.m. Some restaurants have donated food. We also will have bagpipes and a young fellow from the high school will perform,” said Kissner. The Palms of Sebring will host a free barbecue for all first responders throughout the day Sunday. The Palms is at 725 South Pine St. The city of Lake Placid also has several memorials and events going on during the weekend. The Lake Placid Moose Lodge will be holding a district picnic in remembrance of Flight 93 on Saturday and Sunday. The lodge is located at 2137 U.S. 27 South. Bar manager Klinker Klingaman invited residents and guests for barbecue chicken and ribs and a day of remembrance and celebration. The Lake Placid American Legion Post 25 will hold a county celebration on Saturday. The post is located at 1490 U.S. 27 South. “The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m. We will have coffee and donuts starting at 8 a.m. and burgers will begin at 10. Commissioner Jack Richey will do the flag raising and we will have a flag and video presentation by Chief Phil Williams. Wewill also have two guests speakers,” said J.P. Plunkett, commander of the American Legion post. St. Francis Assisi Church at 43 Lake June Road will hold a very special ceremony on Sunday. Director of the church Elizabeth Nelson stated that the father of a New York police officer will be present with a video presentation for the guests at the church. “Glen Lugo’s father, Angelo Lugo, will be here to answer questions and make a presentation. We will also have a flag retirement ceremony. It’s very moving. A lot of words are spoken and then the stripes are all cut away from the flag and armed services each put a stripe in a controlled fire. It’s not illegal or anything. It’s a beautiful, wonderful ceremony,” said Nelson. Also, the Golden Corral restaurant in Lake Placid is inviting all first responders, including Highlands County Sheriff’s Office, Lake Placid, Sebring and Avon Park police departments, all Highlands County firefighters (including volunteers) Florida Fish and Wildlife, Florida Highway Patrol, Division of Forestry and all Highlands County EMS personnel to enjoy a free “thank you” meal from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. on Monday. 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C M Y K By MARK SCOLFORO Associated PressHERSHEY, Pa. — More than 100,000 residents were ordered to flee the rising Susquehanna River on Thursday as the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee dumped more rain across the Northeast, socking areas still recovering from Hurricane Irene and closing major highways at the morning rush. The Susquehanna is projected to crest in northeastern Pennsylvania between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Thursday at 41 feet — the same height as the levee system protecting riverfront communities including Wilkes-Barre and Kingston, officials said. Residents were ordered to leave by 4 p.m. “There is no need to panic,” Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tom Leighton said. “This is a precautionary evacuation and the safety of our residents is our biggest concern. We have prepared for this type of emergency and we are ready to respond to whatever comes our way over the next 72 hours.” In Binghamton, N.Y., about 80 miles upstream from Wilkes-Barre, the Susquehanna broke a flood record Thursday morning and overflowed its retaining walls downtown. Emergency responders were scrambling to evacuate holdouts who didn’t heed earlier warnings to leave city neighborhoods threatened by record flooding. Evacuation orders began being issued Wednesday to some 20,000 people in the city and neighboring communities along the Susquehanna. Broome County emergency services manager Brett Chellis told The Associated Press that water started coming over the walls about 10 a.m., less than 12 hours after officials issued a mandatory evacuation order for sections of the city near where the Susquehanna and Chenango rivers converge. “It’s getting worse by the minute,” Chellis said. The National Weather Service said the river level is over 25 feet, above the 25foot record set in 2006 and more than 11 feet above flood stage. It’s expected to rise another foot or so. Wet weather followed by Hurricane Irene and its remnants have saturated the soil across the Northeast, leaving water no place to go but into already swollen creeks and rivers. Many areas flooding this week were spared a direct hit by Irene, but authorities took no chances in the same places inundated by historic flooding afte r Hurricane Agnes in 1972. At least nine deaths have been blamed on Lee and its aftermath. In Harrisburg, crews pu t sandbags around the governor’s mansion as the Susquehanna, wide even on a normal day, spilled over its banks. About 90 miles to the northeast in Wilkes-Barre, Leighton said residents should prepare for an evacuation of 72 hours and advised them to take clothing, food and prescription medicine. He also asked city businesses to close their doors by noon. The evacuations come as the remnants of Lee, which has caused flooding and power outages across the South, slogged northward. ed they are not kept, bred or maintained for any commercial purpose, except in a commercially zoned district, and provided further that they do not become a nuisance; and — The keeping or maintenance of any animals, livestock or poultry within the city on a temporary basis for exhibition, such as the county fair or any circus or similar show, so long as the keeping or maintenance does not constitute a nuisance. “Council is aware that there have been several requests to amend the existing ordinance limiting the type of animals allowed within the city of Sebring. What we are here tonight asking for is your direction on whether you wish to change the ordinance, and if so, what you wish to allow and what restrictions you wish to allow it under,” said city attorney Bob Swaine. Council members each had different opinions and concerns regarding animals within the city. “I don’t like my neighbor with hens in their backyard or pigs or anything else. If I wanted to live in the country I’d go out there and live,” John Griffin said. “One thing that I would like to bring up, some of you may be aware of it some of you may not, one of the ‘trends’is for people to have their own fresh eggs. Two caged hens in someone’s backyard, I guarantee you the chances of you knowing about that are slim compared to someone having a yappy dog next door,” council member Andrew Fells said. “New York City and the city of Sarasota have changed their ordinances to allow chickens so,” council president Scott Stanley said. “Well they have a lot of things in New York City that I don’t think they should have in Sebring. And one of them is chickens,” Griffin replied. Council members continued discussion and opened the floor up to audience members. “I think the only real issue is annoying your neighbor. You have to look at it at both sides. There may be someone who gets offended when you make a change, but there is also an equal concern for the homo sapiens. Is there some way to define or categorize when a situation becomes a nuisance?” council member John Clark said. “Let’s speed up to this issue with this pig.” “I just want to know who squealed,” said Stanley. Seven audience members addressed the council members in support of changing the current ordinance. McIntyre was the first to plead her case with the council. “Pot bellied pigs are not livestock. They are pets. They are bought as pets, they are sold as pets,” said McIntyre. Beverly Kaelin followed McIntyre, and said that potbellied pigs are clean and special animals. Aneighbor of McIntyre’s stated that he never even noticed the pig was even there. “I don’t know why we are even talking about this. Why is it that every time someone comes in and buys a piece of property we have to change our ordinances to fit their needs?” asked Griffin. “Sometimes we do change ordinances because conditions change and we have to address that,” Mayor George Hensley said. Council members decided to do more research before making a decision on any ordinance changes. No deadline has been set for the research or alternatives and council members will revisit the item in an upcoming meeting. McIntyre was allowed to keep Emma until further notice. Page 6ANews-SunFriday, September 9, 2011www.newssun.com COWPOKES WATERING HOLE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 9/9/11; 0 0 0 1 1 7 4 6 PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black; 84563-liqour IO11094PP0; 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 8 booked into the Highlands County Jail on Tuesday, Sept. 6: Jeffrey Armstrong Bayne, 67, of Fort Myers, was charged for lewd and lascivious behavior; and sexual assault. Ryon Graham Bland, 24, of Lake Placid, was charged with resisting law enforcement officer without violence. Lamar Tyrone Chester, 24, of Avon Park, was charged for resisting officer, obstruction without violence; burglary of occupied dwelling, unarmed; and felony battery by strangulation. Phillip Gregory Harper, 36, of Miami, was charged for withholding support, non-support of children or spouse. Ansley Elizabeth Pardee, 18, of Avon Park, was charged for battery, second or subsequent offense. Victor Reyes-Hernandez, 19, of Lake Placid, immigration detainer for municipal ordinance violation. Robert Razon Scott, 26, of Sebring, was charged for knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked. Jackson Payne Sloan, 21, of Sebring, was charged with larceny or grand theft, two counts; burglary of unoccupied dwelling, unarmed, two counts; and vehicle theft or grand theft. Tammy Lee Terenzi, 43, of Sebring, was charged with larceny, petit theft, second degree, first offense. Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER ground — i.e. marked by a rail road or street. Districts shall be contiguous and as compact as practical. Don Hanna, a planner with the county who appeared with Campbell, said all districts grew in size between 2000 and 2010. Highlands County 2010 census population is 98,786, meaning ideally each district should number 19,757. District 3 grew the most, by 18.14 percent. It roughly encompasses Sun ’N Lake and Sebring around Lake Jackson and along Sparta Road. New boundaries adjusted population from District 3 to Districts 1 (Avon Park), 2 (eastern Highlands County) and 5 (western Highlands County). That means only Lake Placid’s boundaries remain the same. An extra effort was made to be sure there was at least one school in every district. That has not always been the case in the past Campbell said because school board and county commissioners were elected countywide, districts were not actually an issue. Because state and federal elections are held within districts, however, the state’s redistricting effort could have a political impact. Continued from page 1A Continued from page 1A Animal ordinance discussed by council Districts dont change much for school board More than 100K told to flee new Northeast flooding

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, September 9, 2011Page 7A ROAD SHOW ESTATE BUYERS; 5.542"; 21.5"; Black plus three; process, 9/4,7,9; 0 0 0 1 1 6 2 5 By MARCIADUNN APAerospace WriterCAPE CANAVERAL H igh wind forced NASAon T hursday to delay the launch o f twin spacecraft destined f or the moon, the first miss ion dedicated to measuring l unar gravity. NASAwill try again today, d espite another poor weather f orecast: 60 percent no-go. L aunch time is 8:33 a.m. The s pace agency has just two s ingle-second launch wind ows every day. Thursday's countdown m ade it all the way down to t he four-minute mark, but w as halted because of gusty w ind high up in the flight p ath. The mission is the first in m ore than 50 years of lunar e xploration that's dedicated t o measuring the moon's u neven gravity about ones ixth Earth's pull. None of t he world's previous 100p lus moonshots dating b ack to 1959, including the six Apollo landings from 1969 through 1972 focused on probing what lies beneath the lunar surface. The twin spacecraft named Grail-Aand Grail-B will go into orbit around the moon and chase one another. By measuring the varying gap between the two satellites, scientists will be able to create a precise map of the moon's gravitational field. That will shed light on the composition of the moon's interior, as well as the moon's evolution over the past 4 billion years. Each of the washing machine-sized spacecraft also holds four cameras that are part of an educational program led by Sally Ride, the first American woman in space. Middle school students around the world will be able to choose lunar targets for picture-taking. The Grail mission short for Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory costs $496 million. NASAanticipated more than 6,000 guests for Thursday's launch attempt, a big turnout for a school day. Grail is only the second mission from Cape Canaveral since the space shuttles retired in July. The Jupiterbound Juno spacecraft was launched in August and drew a huge crowd an estimated 12,000 guests to Kennedy Space Center. Unmanned rockets are the only game in town for Cape Canaveral until private companies are able to launch their own vehicles with astronauts. That won't happen for at least three to five years. NASAis relying on Russia to launch American astronauts to the International Space Station in the interim. Russian Soyuz rockets are grounded, however, in the wake of a launch accident two weeks ago involving an unmanned supply ship. The Newspaper All Around Your Worldƒ In the Classroomcurrent events vocabulary geography At the Officebusiness news networking Over Coffeegarage sales local advertising community Family Timetravel recreation family events Sunday Morningcomics games puzzles Onlinelocal events email highlights 24-hour updates Support your local newspaper and the continued tradition of quality journalism by renewing your subscription today,and well continue to deliver. Thanks,readers! Rain,Sleet,Hail,Heat,Potholes,Flat Tires... Nothing stops them from making their deliveries!www.newssun.com We celebrate how the newspaper has evolved to meet our changing needs without sacrificing the quality coverage youve come to expect. Day after day, anywhere you go,the newspaper delivers. Whether in print or online,it brings us the latest headlines from across town and around the world,local events,lots of laughs, touching stories,money-saving offers and so much more. Call 863-385-6155 for home delivery! Wind delays NASA launch of twin moon spacecraft Associated PressORLANDO AFlorida judge has dism issed a lawsuit filed by New Hampshire p arents who claimed their 10-year-old son s uffered emotional distress when he witn essed a killer whale drown a SeaWorld traine r. Last week, Judge Julie O'Kane ruled that S uzanne and Todd Connell's lawsuit was f utile because it did not show how SeaWorld h armed the child. In December, the judge dism issed another part of the negligence claim. The Orlando Sentinel reports the judge's ruling also noted she could not find any case in which a complete stranger to an injured party was allowed to go forward with a lawsuit claiming negligent infliction of emotional distress. The Somersworth, N.H., couple and their son, Bobby, were attending the Dine With Shamu event when Tilikum, a 12,000-pound killer whale, pulled trainer Dawn Brancheau underwater. Judge tosses parents negligence lawsuit against SeaWorld

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C M Y K Associated PressNEWYORK — Newly posted audio files depict the horror of 9/11 unfolding from the perspective of air traffic controllers. The audio files and transcripts appear on the Rutgers Law Review website and were first reported on Thursday by The New York Times. The discussion topics begin with early reports of hijackings and include the scrambling of fighter jets. In one excerpt, someone in a New York radar control center says: “Another one j ust hit the building.” Someone responds: “Oh my God.” And then: “Another one j ust hit it hard. ... Another one just hit the World Trade.” It’s followed by: “The whole building just, ah, came apart.” Someone utters again: “Oh my God.” The audio compilation was made as part of the 9/11 Commission investigation into al-Qaida’s attacks, but was not completed before the commission shut down in 2004. Much of the audio and its transcripts have been made public before in hearings, lawsuits and various government reports. The dean of the Rutgers Law School, John Farmer, was a lawyer for the 9/11 Commission and published many of the transcripts in his 2009 book, “The Ground Truth.” Farmer and Rutgers law school students helped finish reviewing and transcribing the final files. The recordings show the confusion that reigned among military commanders and air traffic controllers after the hijackers turned off their aircraft transponders, making it difficult for radar to track them. The military learned about the hijacking of American 11 nine minutes before it crashed into the World Trade Center, and was never notified about the other hijackings before those planes crashed. By AMYWESTFELDT Associated PressNEWYORK — The planes will crash. You’ll hear police sirens, the voices of those who lived and many who didn’t. You’ll feel like you’re in the buildings. And then they’ll fall. There’s long been talk of a room in the Sept. 11 museum that will look something like this. Planners spoke years ago of an “immersive” area where visitors will hear, see and know what Sept. 11 really felt like. Maybe you’ll hear Brian Sweeney, a passenger on United Flight 175, calling his wife minutes before his plane barreled into the World Trade center’s south tower. “Jules, it’s Brian. Listen, I’m on an airplane that’s been hijacked,” his voice cracks. “If things don’t go well, it’s not looking good, I j ust want you to know I absolutely love you.” Or Betty Ong, a flight attendant on the second plane that was steered toward New York, talking about a stabbing in business class, a hijacking and something that had been sprayed around the cabin. “We can’t breathe,” she says. An immersion room? Who needs one. Ten years after it happened, Sept. 11 is everywhere. It’s difficult to move around the country and not experience a sliver of it — the day — in some way. To some extent, the entire nation remains an immersion room. Look no farther than your smartphone, where StoryCorps promises an oral history for every victim on a 9/11 memorial app. More than half a million text and pager messages sent that day are online, courtesy of Wikileaks. (”DO NOTGET ON THE PATH TRAIN...THE WORLD TRADE CENTER IS ON FIRE,” reads one. And there’s “President has been rerouted wont be returning to washington but not sure where he will go.”) The Internet Archive just put 3,000 hours of footage online of a week of Sept. 11, 2001, coverage beginning that Tuesday morning at 8:30 a.m. You can watch the twin towers vaporize into a dust plume on 20 different U.S. and international networks, and hear television anchors struggle to make sense of that incomprehensible event as it happens. Television brought the 2001 attacks to the world in real time, and forever linked the thousands who lived through it and the millions who watched. It became a collective experience, and, from every angle, one of the most digitally documented events ever. And so it remains. Abraham Zapruder’s grainy film of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination is invaluable, but it’s just one, heavily analyzed angle. There are no emails from Pearl Harbor or D-Day, no text messages from the passengers of the Titanic sent as the great ship went down. So Sept. 11 will always be different, for the generations that follow. More people will be able to see it and curate their own Sept. 11 story from a wealth of sources. We will never be too far from this past. For those who lived through it, we can re-experience it on demand, as often as we want. And this anniversary, again, we’re doing it. When it comes to the day, and everyone returns to the day, Sept. 11 is relived more than it is remembered. Why else is it that when the topic comes up in conversation, the first story is one’s own. Were you there? Did you know anyone who was? In the era of 9/11, Wikileaks and a minute-tominute news cycle, we crave information, and authentic experience. So our experience, and everyone’s experience, is of enormous value. It was a shared one. And maybe we just can’t understand it still and need to look again. This anniversary, everyone’s looking for 9/11 stories, authentic, up close and personal stories: the survivors, the families, the transformed, the winners, the losers, and the dead. And we’re looking for how it affected everyone. The APposted the question on Facebook, asking people around the world to describe their most vivid memory of 9/11. The answers came within minutes, visceral, you-are-there remembrances as if it had just happened yesterday. Jeremy Suede, now 28, lived in Santa Clara, Calif., at the time. His mother banged on his door to awake him and put him in front of the television. “I got to the tv just in time to see the second plane hit and then I watched in utter disbelief as they fell,” he writes. “I remember feeling so helpless and it was the first time in my life something major had happened.” “The Day-9/11.” That’s the title of the memorial museum’s day-of section, which won’t open for a year. As it’s described online, it will present the events as they happened, moment by moment. “Using artifacts, images, video, first-person testimony, and real-time audio recordings from 9/11, the exhibition will provide insight into the human drama underway within the hijacked airplanes, the twin towers, and the Pentagon.” Families had long asked for an exhibit like this, so people would know and understand what happened. Charles Wolf, who lost his wife at the trade center, says it’s going to be rough. But “we don’t want this to be forgotten.” The Sept. 11 museum is by no means the first to recreate or simulate cataclysmic American experiences. It’s something Americans love — under the right, and sometimes delicate, circumstances. Civil War re-enactors gather on battlefields every year to feel what their predecessors felt in the midst of the fight, even though their weapons are filled with blanks. Videogames like “Call of Duty” simulate what it’s like to be an American soldier in the middle of modern warfare, be it Afghanistan or Iraq. At the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, visitors can peer into the hotel room where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. In Dallas, in the former Texas School Book Repository Building, you can stand steps from where Lee Harvey Oswald did when he aimed at the president. Back in the 1960s, the Cedar Point amusement par k had a San Francisco Earthquake Ride modeled after the 1906 disaster, where fiery buildings would look like they were falling down as visitors hurtled in a car down a dark track. At Universal Studio theme parks, tourists survive the frighteningly real (tornadoes), the once real (dinosaurs) and the fanciful ly fictional (the villains of “Shrek”). At Orlando, visitors can go to “Titanic: The Experience.” They board the ill-fated ocean liner, tour staterooms, eat dinner, and touch a frosty stand-in for an iceberg. They are assigned passengers’names and find out at the end if they’re among the 700 or so who survived or the 1,500 who drowned on that night in 1912. How many years away ar e we from an interactive experience, or an “attraction,” in which people go into a reconstructed World Trade Center and try to get out. Fifty years? Twenty? Ten? It could be called “Escape from the World Trade Center.” And everyone who goes could finally know what Sept. 11 really felt like. Amy Westfeldt has covered postSept. 11 issues from New York since 2003 and is the 9/11 anniversary editor for the AP. Page 8ANews-SunFriday, September 9, 2011www.newssun.com CITY OF SEBRING; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 9/9/11; 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 5 PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 85570-pharmacy product launch; 0 0 0 1 1 7 7 9 Reliving instead of remembering Sept. 11 MCTphoto Bill Spade holds his fire helmet that was recovered from the rubble of the World Trade Center. Spade was thrown 40 feet after the collapse of the south tower. Eleven of his colleagues from Staten Island's Rescue 5 Company were killed on Sept. 11, 2001. His injuries never allowed him to return to full-time duty, eventually forcing him to retire in 2003. Essay Newly posted audio files reveal Sept. 11, 2001 air traffic horror The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-Sun Friday, September 9, 2011Page 9Ao wner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 3 0th day of August, 2011. R OBERT W. GERMAINE, CLER K B y: /s/ Priscilla Michalak A s Deputy Clerk S eptember 9, 16, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28 2008 CA 001020 THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST 2004-4 Plaintiff, vs. BOADIL ZAMORA, ET AL, Defendants, NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Summary Final Judgment in Foreclosure dated May 5, 2009 and entered in Case No. 28 2008 CA 001020 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON, AS SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE UNDER NOVASTAR MORTGAGE FUNDING TRUST 2004-4, is Plaintiff and BOADIL ZAMORA; ILIANA ALVARES; ___; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BOADIL ZAMORA, IF ANY; ___, UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ILIANA ALVARES, IF ANY; JOHN DOE OR ANY OTHER PARTY IN POSSESSION; BANK OF AMERICA N.A. are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida at 11:00 a.m., on the 27th day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Order or Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 6, BLOCK 13, OF LAKE HAVEN ESTATES SECTION ONE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA Street Address: 4600 LAKE HAVEN BLVD., SEBRING, FLORIDA 33875 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C ASE NO. 2008-CA-000771-GCS W ELLS FARGO BANK NA, P LAINTIFF, V S. T U HAI TRAN, ET AL., D EFENDANT(S NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final J udgment of Foreclosure dated November 17, 2 010, in the above action, I will sell to the highest b idder for cash at Highlands, Florida, on Septemb er 16, 2011, at 11:00 AM, at Basement of c ourthouse in Jury Assembly Room 430 S. Comm erce Ave., Sebring, FL 33870 for the following d escribed property: L ot 4, Block 234, EAST-PALMHURST, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page(s County, Florida, LESS that portion of said Lot 4 m ore particularly described as follows: Beginning a t the Northwest corner of said Lot 4; thence S outh 00degrees 40'15'' West along the West l ine of said Lot 4 for a distance of 10.00 feet; t hence North 89degrees 27' 31'' East for a dist ance of 8.69 feet to the Point of Curvature of a n on-tangent curve concave in a Northeasterly dir ection; thence along the arc of said curve to the l eft (curve having for its elements a radius of 60.00 feet, a central angle of 46degrees 42'36'' and a chord bearing of South 59degrees 34'40'' East) for a distance of 48.91 feet to a point on the Easterly line of Lot 4; thence North 00degrees 4 0'15'' East and along the East line of said Lot 4; t hence South 89degrees 27' 31'' West and along t he North Line of said Lot 4 for a distance of 5 0.00 feet to the Point of Beginning. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus f rom the sale, if any, other than the property o wner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 Court, in its discretion, may enlarge the time of the sale. Notice of the changed time of sale shall be published as provided herein. D ATED: August 23, 2011. B y: /s/ Lisa Tantillo D eputy Clerk of the Court P repared by: G ladstone Law Group, P.A. 1499 W. Palmetto Park Rd., Suite 300 Boca Raton, FL 33486 I f you are a person with a disability who needs any a ccommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the A DA Coordinator, Mr. Nick Sudzina at P.O. Box 9000, Bartow, FL 33831; telephone number 863-534-4686 two (2 ceipt of this notice; if you are hearing impaired, call the Florida Relay Services at 1-800-955-8771 (TTY call the Florida Relay Services at 1-800-955-8770. September 2, 9, 2011 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000754 W ELLS FARGO BANK, NA, P laintiff, v s. R OSELAINE BUSTIN, et al, D efendant(s N OTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated on August 29, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000754 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS C ounty, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and ROSELAINE BUSTIN; SEBRING RIDGE PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and b est bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN T HE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY C OURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE a t 11:00 AM, on the 28th day of September, 2 011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 21, BLOCK 11, SEBRING RIDGE SECTION G, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 28, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, F LORIDA. A /K/A 5003 WHITING DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 3 3870 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus f rom the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 W ITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on August 31, 2011. R OBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court B y: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10042064 NMNC-SPECFHLMC-Team 5 **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 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. September 9, 16, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000572 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. LARRY T. RUSE, II A/K/A LARRY RUSE, II, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated on August 29, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000572 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and LARRY T. RUSE, II A/K/A LARRY RUE, II; REBECCA RUSE A/K/A REBECCA AT BARTOW NA; HIGHLANDS COUNTY; 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 28th day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 9, BLOCK 153, NORTHSIDE SUBDIVISION, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 32 AND 33, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 5731 OAK BEND 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 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on August 30, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000579 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. WILLIE RAY REVELS A/K/A WILLIE RAY REVELS, SR., et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated on August 29, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000579 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, is the Plaintiff and WILLIE RAY REVELS A/K/A WILLIE RAY REVELS, SR.; AVON PARK LAKES ASSOCIATION; 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 28th day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 4542, LOT 4543, AND THE WEST 1/2 OF LOT 4544, AVON PARK LAKES, UNIT 15, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, AT PAGE 8, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. I N THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C IVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000590 W ACHOVIA MORTGAGE CORPORATION, P laintiff, v s. M OHAMAD A. SARI A/K/A MOHAMAD SARI, et al, D efendant(s N OTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final J udgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated on August 29, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000590 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS C ounty, Florida wherein WACHOVIA MORTGAGE C ORPORATION, is the Plaintiff and MOHAMAD A. S ARI A/K/A MOHAMAD SARI; THE UNKNOWN S POUSE OF MOHAMAD A. SARI A/K/A MOHAMAD S ARI N/K/A HELENA SARI; ERIC KOZLOWSKI; A DAM ZANGRILLI; CLOVERLEAF TRAILS PROPE RTY OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Def endants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder f or cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEM ENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTH OUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 28th day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: L OT 34 OF CLOVERLEAF TRAILS, ACCORDI NG TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN P LAT BOOK 16, PAGE(S C ORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A /K/A 208 WAR ADMIRAL WAY, LAKE PLACID, F L 33852 A ny 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 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court o n August 30, 2011. R OBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court B y: /s/ Priscilla Michalak D eputy Clerk F lorida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10026295 NMNC-CONV-Team 1 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, p ersons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the no-t ice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. September 9, 16, 2011 1050Legals I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION C ase No. 28-2011-CA-000442 C ENLAR FSB P laintiff, v s. R OBIN L. O'BRIAN A /K/A ROBIN LYNN STEPHENSON A/K/A ROBIN L. BELL A/K/A ROBIN LYNN BELL A/K/A ROBIN LYNN O'BRIAN, et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION T O: R OBIN L. O'BRIAN A/K/A ROBIN LYNN STEPHENS ON A/K/A ROBIN L. BELL A/K/A ROBIN LYNN B ELL A/K/A ROBIN LYNN O'BRIAN C URRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 551 DAL HALL BLVD LAKE PLACID, FL 33852-5446 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MICHAEL J. STEPHENSON A /K/A MICHAEL JOSEPH STEPHENSON CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN L AST KNOWN ADDRESS 3 W 4TH S ST FULTON, NY 13069 UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ROBIN L. O'BRIAN A/K/A ROBIN LYNN STEPHENSON A/K/A ROBIN L. BELL A/K/A ROBIN LYNN BELL A/K/A ROBIN LYNN O'BRIAN CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS 551 DAL HALL BLVD LAKE PLACID, FL 33852-5446 You are notified that an action to foreclosure a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: LOTS 17 AND 18, BLOCK 212, 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. commonly known as 856 AMARANTH ST, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Ashley L. Simon of Kass Shuler, P.A., plaintiff's attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 800, Tampa, Florida 33601, (813 (or 30 days from the first date of publication, whichever is later) and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on the Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. Dated: August 29, 2011. CLERK OF THE COURT Honorable ROBERT W. GERMAINE 590 S. Commerce Avenue Sebring, Florida 33870-3701 /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk (COURT SEAL September 2, 9, 2011 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION F ILE NO. PC-11-365 D ivision I N RE: ESTATE OF J OHN W. SANDERS a /k/a JOHN WALTER SANDERS D eceased. N OTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS A GAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: Y ou are hereby notified that an Order of Summ ary Administration has been entered in the est ate of John W. Sanders a/k/a John Walter Sanders, deceased, File Number PC-11-365, by the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South C ommerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870; that the d ecedent's date of death was July 21, 2011; that t he total value of the estate is exempt and that t he names and addresses of those to whom it h as been assigned by such order are: N ame and Address S usan J. Harrison 717 Lancrel Road Warrenton, VA 20186 Cynthia M. Holland 6 04 Catfish Creek Road L ake Placid, FL 33852 D eborah Kay Delaria 7 913 Prairie Creek Lane O tsego, MN 55330 ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET F ORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA P ROBATE CODE. A LL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED W ILL BE FOREVER BARRED. N OTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is September 2, 2011. Person Giving Notice: S usan J. Harrison 7 17 Lancrel Road Warrenton, VA 20186 Cynthia M. Holland 604 Catfish Creek Road Lake Placid, FL 33852 Deborah Kay Delaria 7913 Prairie Creek Lane Otsego, MN 55330 BREED & NUNNALLEE, P.A. Attorneys for Personal Representative: 325 NORTH COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863 By: /s/ Thomas L. Nunnallee THOMAS L. NUNNALLEE Florida Bar No. 0062162 E-Mail Address: tnunnallee@bnpalaw.com September 2, 9, 2011 1050Legals Free ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. Must be a non-commercial item. Asking price is $100 or less. We offer 2 ads per month and can rerun the same ad 2 times in 30 days, only if its the same ad. The price is allowed to change. 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STRYKER ROAD, AVON PARK, FL 338257831 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus f rom the sale, if any, other than the property o wner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 W ITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court o n August 30, 2011. R OBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk F lorida Default Law Group, P.L. P .O. Box 25018 T ampa, Florida 33622-5018 F 10027694 NMNC-SPECFHLMC-Team 5 *See Americans with Disabilities Act I n accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, p ersons 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 2 5018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 2 51-4766, not later than seven (7 t he proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1 -800-955-8771, or voice (V v ia Florida Relay Service. S eptember 9, 16, 2011 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C IVIL ACTION C ASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000305 W ELLS FARGO BANK, NA, P laintiff, v s. F RANK B. SONTOWSKI JR., et al, D efendant(s N OTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final J udgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated on A ugust 29, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000305 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, i s the Plaintiff and FRANK B. SONTOWSKI JR.; L AURI A. SONTOWSKI; are the Defendants, I will s ell to the highest and best bidder for cash at J URY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF T HE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 S OUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 2 8th day of September, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 13, BLOCK 146, LAKEWOOD TERRACES, SHEET 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF R ECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 94, OF THE P UBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, F LORIDA. A /K/A 3918 ELSON AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 3 3875 A ny 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 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on August 30, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court B y: /s/ Priscilla Michala k D eputy Clerk F lorida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. 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C M Y K Page 10ANews-Sun Friday, September 9, 2011www.newssun.com WANTED EXPERIENCEDAuto Body Technician I-Car preferred. Apply at Alan Jay Chevrolet Chrysler of Wauchula. REFERENCE ASST. (PT 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 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 MEDICAL ASSISTANTImmediate opening for an experienced Medical Assistant for a busy Pediatric Practice. Experience in phlebotomy and Bi-lingual a plus. Attractive benefits and an opportunity for career growth. Fax resume to (863 cfmsonni@gmail.com 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 A VON PARKBobby Lee Aluminum looking for Secretary, answer phones, r eceive material. Call 863-453-2543 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentTHANK YOUST. JUDE for PRAYERS ANSWERED! 1100Announcements 4320 George Boulevard Sebring, Florida 33875-5803 863-402-6527 FAX 863-402-6735 HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING NOTICE OF INTERNET AUCTION START DATE: Friday September 9, 2011 at 9:00 A.M.END D ATE: M onday September 19, 2011 at 6:00 P.M. through 10:00 P.M. LOCATION / WEBSITE: GOVDEALS.COM Pursuant to Florida Statutes and Board adopted policies, the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners (HCBCC various items as surplus property and have therefore authorized an Internet Auction to be conducted for the purpose of disposing of all said property. A list of specific surplus items may be obtained from the following locations and/or by requesting a list by fax (863 "mailto:sbutler@hcbcc.org" sbutler@hcbcc.org or HYPERLINK "mailto:kbaker@hcbcc.org" kbaker@hcbcc.org 1) HC Purchasing Department; 4320 George Blvd., Seb ring, FL 33875-5803. Contacts: Sandra Butler at (863863 2) HC Government Center, 600 S. Commerce Ave., 2nd Floor BCC Receptionist; Sebring, FL 33870 at (863 Additional information can be obtained Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. about the Countys Internet Auction process by contacting Highlands County BCCs General Services/Purchasing Department at the foll owing numbers. (863863 Note: All property will be sold on an as is, where is basis. The HCBCC reserves the right to add or delete items from GovDeals Website at anytime during the Internet bidding dates above. Board of County CommissionersPurchasing DepartmentHighlands County, Florida S eptember 9, 11, 16, 18, 2011 1055HighlandsCounty Legals I N THE CIRCUIT COURT F OR THE 10THJUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C ASE No.: 09-1759-GCS HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as Trustee on behalf of A CE Securities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust and for the registered holders of ACE Securities Corp. H ome Equity Loan Trust, Series 2007-WM2, Ass et Backed Pass-Through Certificates, P laintiff, v s. Allen O'Malley, Aracelis Mejia O'Malley a/k/a A racelis O'Malley, MERS as nominee for WMC Mortgage Corp. and Aracelis O'Malley, D efendants. N OTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated August 2 9, 2011, and entered in Case No. 09-1759-GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in a nd for Highlands County, Florida, wherein HSBC Bank USA, N.A., as Trustee on behalf of ACE Sec urities Corp. Home Equity Loan Trust and for the r egistered holders of ACE Securities Corp. Home E quity Loan Trust, Series 2007-WM2, Asset Backed Pass-Through Certificates, is Plaintiff and Allen O'Malley, Aracelis Mejia O'Malley a/k/a A racelis O'Malley, MERS as nominee for WMC Mortgage Corp. and Aracelis O'Malley, are Defend ants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the Jury Assembly Room, Basement 430 S outh Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL at 11:00 o'clock A.M. on the 27th day of September, 2 011, the following described property as set f orth in said Summary Final Judgment, to wit: Lot 5, Block 33, Sebring Country Estates Sect ion 2, according to the plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 7, Page 34, of the Public Records of H ighlands County, Florida. Street Address: 3318 Hawk Street, Sebring, F L 33872 and all fixtures and personal property located t herein or thereon, which are included as security in Plaintiff's mortgage. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus f unds from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a c laim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, t his 30th day of August, 2011. Bob Germaine C lerk of said Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak A s Deputy Clerk September 9, 16, 2011 1050Legals Classified ads get fast results DUMMY 09 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD #00011623

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-Sun Friday, September 9, 2011Page 11A Contact UsBy Phone(863By Mail2227 US Hwy 27S Sebring, FL 33870By E-Mailwww.newssun.com/contact/ 9000 Transportation1 996 TRAVELMASTER MOTOR HOME G ood condition. Awnings, generator, l ots of extras. Good tires. $10,000. 8 63-314-8557. 8450Motor HomesMUD MOTORBeaver Tail. Less than 1 00hrs. 23hp Briggs & Stratton Vang aurd. $2700 obo. Call Curtis 8 63-381-4743 8050Boats & Motors 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies SEBRING COMMUNITYGARAGE SALE on SIDEWALKS at the CIRCLE DOWNTOWN. Large Variety of Sellers. Saturday Sept. 10th, 2011 7am ? SEBRING SAT.Sun 7 1pm. 3408 Bolide St. off Corvette. Entire House Sale, furn., everything. No Early Birds! SEBRING -MOVING SALE! 707 Triumph Dr., Sept. 8, 9, & 10, 8am ? 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W /D hook-up, large yard. Pets OK. $800 mo. with $200 sec. deposit. 8 63-381-1095 C HEAPER THANRENT! 2 Bed/1Bath Home For Sale. Needs some elbow g rease! Owner Financing. Only $350/mo. Bad Credit OK! 4721 5th St., S ebring. Call 863-216-8592 6300Unfurnished Houses 6300U nfurnished HousesN OW ACCEPTINGAPPLICATIONS V ERANDA BREEZE APARTMENT AND TOWNHOMES Affordable Housing I ncome Restrictions Apply. 2, 3, & 4 Bedrooms C lubhouse-Playground R esident Activities-Computer Lab 2 308 Wightman Avenue S ebring, FL 33870 Phone 863-382-0044 T TY/TDD 711 LAKE PLACID2/Bedroom, 2/Bathr oom, Apartment. Washer / Dryer hook ups, screened porch. Excellent Condit io n. Includes water. $500 monthly 954-695-8348 LAKE PLACID1 Bedroom / 1 Bath A partment for Rent $350 Monthly & $ 325 Security Dp. Call Century 21 Compton Realty 863-465-4158 B EAUTIFUL APTSS EBRING 2BR, 1BA, tile floors, s creen back porch, beautiful l andscaping, building 5 yrs. new. Pets OK. $595 month. Medical Way. R ENTED!!! 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C M Y K MyFWC.comEfforts to recover the Florida panther population are showing success with a steady rise in numbers to an estimated 100 to 160 adults of this federally endangered species living in South Florida, according to a report presented Sept. 7 to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). “Panthers are very difficult to count, but there is no question that conservation efforts have reversed the downward spiral toward extinction of this imperiled species,” said Kipp Frohlich, head of the Imperiled Species Management Section at the FWC. Last year the FWC revised its official estimate upward to as many as 160 adults in the panther’s primary range of South Florida. At any given time the total number of panthers may vary, because the estimate does n o t include the addition of kittens or losses due to a variety of causes. In addition, there are an unknown small number o f male panthers dispersed into Central or North Florida. The FWC is working with partners to develop bette r methods to count panthers and assess the statewide population. In the 1970s, the panthe r SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Friday, September 9, 2011 Page 3BGame Notes The Wildcats ran past Ft.Meade with a 21-6 win last week. The Red Devils proved tough defensively in holding down Frostproof 7-6 in last Fridays game. Coach Speak Avon Parks Andy Bonjokian : This is the Hardee of old.They move well, are coached well and execute.Well have to match their execution and our defense needs to match last weeks effort.Its a game were definitely up for.Ž Recor ds Avon Park 1-0; Hardee 1-0 Avon Park vs. HardeeGame Notes The Terriers won a shootout with the First Baptist Academy by a 41-31 score last Friday. Lake Placid blew past the Storm, 42-9 at Celebration last week. Coach Speak Lake Placids Jason Holden : Moore Haven runs an option offense and has a lot of speed,so it is important for us to maintain assignments and contain them.Our quarterback,Tyler Kelsen,is improving every day and gaining confidenceŽ 2010 Recor ds Lake Placid 1-0; Moore Haven Lake Placid at Moore HavenGame Notes Frostproof was held in check in a 7-6 loss against Avon Park last week. Though he gained 30 yards on 16 carries in last weeks 9-7 win over DeSoto,Damion Thompson had 26 of those on his final five,crucial carries. Coach Speak Sebrings LaVaar Scott : Theyre a lot like DeSoto.Theyre very fast and physical and run the same type of offense.We just have to keep working, play our game and we should be all right.Ž 2010 Recor ds Sebring 1-0; Frostproof 0-1 Sebring at Frostproof All games have 7:30 p.m. kickoffs unless otherwise noted News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Brittany Collison celebrates a score in Lake Placids three-set sweep of Hardee Tuesday night. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID – It was a brutal start that paved the way to a more comfortable finish as Lake Placid swept past Hardee Tuesday night. Though an improving squad, the Lady Wildcats aren’t yet up to the level of the six-time defending district champion Dragons. An 8-3 lead in the opening set, however, might have made it seem otherwise. But it was more the issue of Lake Placid’s intensity not fully being there and leading to mistakes. “We weren’t talking or coming together,” outside hitter Alana Nielander said. “But then we picked it up.” They did, for a time, in a furious rally that turned the 8-3 deficit into a 20-11 lead. Included in the scoring binge were aces from Taylor Miller, Laine Weber-Callahan and Brittany Collison, a block and kill from Nielander and kills from Samantha Phypers and Marissa Baldwin. But then, suddenly, the run ended and a lull set in and more errors were made, allowing the Lady Cats to close the gap as an 11-3 run soon made it a 23-22 score. APhypers kill, though, stemmed the tide and se t up the final score in the 25-22 win. “We are still working on keeping our intensity level up,” head coach Linette Wells said. “But one thing I can say about this team is that no matter the intensity, they always find a way to step up, play as a team and get the win.” It didn’t look like things were going to pick up anytime soon when the firs t four points of the second set were on consecutive service errors that saw a 22 tie. But Lake Placid soon got back into form, with Baldwin serving up an ace for the Dragons third point. From there, kills from Miller, Nielander and Breauna Corley and an ace from Ashley Townsend saw the gals in green cruise to a 25-11 win. The run and intensity level stayed in high gear in the 25-13 clincher to move the team to 2-1 on the young season. Collison had anothe r big night on the back line, racking up 16 digs while also stepping up behind the line with 20 of 22 serving efficiency and five aces. Lady Dragons sweep Hardee Lake Placid3Hardee0 See LP, Page 3B MyFWC.com photo A litter of Florida panthers. Panther conservation progress comes with sets of challenges See PANTHERS, Page 4B Special to the News-Sun Southwest Florida Water Management District land managers plan to hold a series of hog hunts on District land this fall and winter to help reduce the wild hog population. Beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, prospective hunters can purchase permits for these hunts on the District’s website at www.WaterMatters.org/ H ogHunt Permits will be available on a first-come, first-served basis through 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 24, or until they are sold out. The cost is $50 for each permit. All hunts will adhere to the hog-dog format. No still hunts will be available. Wild hogs, which are not native to Florida, feed on roots, tubors and grubs by rooting with their broad snouts and can leave an area looking like a plowed field. They also prey on native wildlife, compete with native species for food and transmit diseases to other wildlife, livestock and humans. Additionally, hogs may facilitate the spread of exotic plant species by transporting seeds and/or providing germination sites through rooting. The District allows hogs to be controlled through hunts when the damage they cause is at unacceptable levels. Damage from hogs is occurring more frequently and with increasing severity. Here’s where and when the hunts will be held: Upper Hillsborough Preserve–Alston Tract Pasco County Nov. 15–17 McGregor Smith Scout Reservation Citrus County Dec. 6–8 Jan. 24–26 Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve–Hampton Tract Polk County Dec. 13–15 Edward W.Chance Reserve–Coker Prairie Tract Manatee County Jan. 10–12 Feb. 7–9 Little Manatee River Southfork Tract Manatee County Jan. 17–19 Conner Preserve Pasco County Feb. 7–9 The District-managed properties will be temporarily closed to the public during the hog hunts. Only permitted hunters will be allowed access. In addition to obtaining a permit online, maps and hunting rules of the areas where the hunts will take place are available on the District’s website at www.WaterMatters.org/ H ogHunt This is the fourth consecutive year for the hunts. Last year’s hunts removed one hundred hogs from four different tracts of land throughout the District. Hog Hunts Special to the News-SunAVON PARK –Highlands Youth Football and Cheer hosted its third game of the season on Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Avon Park High School field, with the Eagles taking on the Lakeland Patriots. The Eagles were ready for battle after several exciting games last week and looked to bring in some more “Ws” this week. The first team to take the field was the Flag team, ages 5and 6-years old, lead by head coach Bob Ford. The team came out with a purpose and scored on one of their first plays. Along touchdown run by Fred Hankerson and a twopoint conversion on a pass play thrown by Ezera Jackson to Kaden D’Amico put the Eagles on top early. The Patriots quickly answered with a score of their own, but the Eagles marched right back down the field with a 25-yard run by D’Amico that was capped off by Hankerson’s second touchdown. The Patriots tried to answer with a long run that was stopped for a first down on the five-yard line. But thanks to key stops by Damien Wheelock and Logan Miexner, the Patriots came up empty for a 14-7 halftime lead. The second half was a lot like the first, with two touchdowns and a safety by John Alexander. The defense came out strong with key stops by John Deluca, Bryant Johnson, William King and Parker Ford. The Patriots would score again but come up short in the Eagles 29-18 win. Next to take the field was the Mighty Might team, ages 7, 8 and 9, lead by head coach, Willis McGuire. Highlands handles Patriots Courtesy photo Eagle John Henry Alexander runs the ball for a touchdown during last Saturdays Flag team win over Lakeland. See HYF, Page 3B

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C M Y K Jetton Memorial GolfSEBRING – The first annual Josh Jetton Memorial Golf Tournament will tee off Saturday, Sept. 17 at the SpringLake Golf Resort. The four-person scramble format will go off with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Cost is $50 per person with all proceeds going to benefit Alicia, Carter and Hayden Jetton. Mulligans will be available for $5 and prizes, raffles and a luncheon will be part of the day’s festivities. Donations are also being accepted at any Heartland National Bank, payable to the Josh Jetton Memorial Fund. For questions or more information, call Daniel Baker at 273-9536 or Rick Jetton at 214-1146.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-upsSEBRING–Sebring Youth Fastpitch Softball has begun Fall registration. Age groups include 6 through 16-years old. Parents can register their child online at www.sebringsoftball.com by calling 3816521, or in person on Friday, Sept. 2 from 5-8 p.m. at the Max Long Batting Cages.Panther Hitting CampsThe SFCC Baseball program will be hosting hitting camps this fall for aspiring players aged 6-14. The camps will be held Saturday’s Sept. 10 and 24 as well as Oct. 15 and 29. Each day, the camps will run from 8:30 -11 a.m. on Panther Field at the SFCC Avon Park campus. Under the guidance of Panther head coach Rick Hitt, along with assistant coach Andy Polk and members of the 2011 SFCC squad, campers will learn all aspects of hitting, with drills, instruction and hitting analysis. Registration begins at 8 a.m. each day and players should bring glove, cap, bat and any desired baseball attire. Camp cost is $25 per camper. To register, print Application and Consent and Release forms from www.southflorida.edu/baseball/camp and mail to address on application form. Register by phone, all area codes 863, at 784-7036 for Sebring and Avon Park residents, 465-5300 for Lake Placid, 4947500 for DeSoto County or 773-2252 for Hardee County. Walk-up registrations are accepted. For further information, call any of the above numbers or email coach Hitt at hittr@southflorida.edu .Lake Placid Youth BowlingLAKE PLACID – The Royal Palms Youth Bowling League, for ages 7 and up, begins its’new season Saturday, Sept. 3. The sign-up fee is $25, which includes a shirt, and new bowlers are welcome. Bowling is every Saturday morning at 9 a.m. through December 10. Weekly cost is $11 and includes three games of bowling, shoes and prize fund. All Youth Bowlers are also eligible fo r reduced rate open bowling, though some restrictions may apply, and free bowling with instruction on Friday’s from 4-6 p.m. – must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call Frank Peterson at 382-9541, or Donna Stanley at 441-4897.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 Brady’s 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 HomesŽ SEBRING — Mountain Top Productions presents for 2011 “Gol f FORE Homes” tournament on Saturday, Sept. 17 on the new greens at Country Club of Sebring. “Golf FORE Homes” benefits Highlands County Habitat for Humanity and the Mason’s Ridge project. Registration is at 7:30 a.m. and shotgu n start at 8:30 a.m. – four person teams will be flighted by handicap. Entry fee includes complimentary practice round, continental breakfast, goodie bags, prizes, snacks on the course and lunch and awards following play. Complimentary reception for all pla yers the evening before on Friday, Sept. 16 at Country Club of Sebring. A$2,000 hole-in-one is being sponsored by Cohan Radio Group and chance to win a vehicle sponsored by Alan Jay Automotive Network. Entry fee is $220 per team or $55 pe r player. Please contact Sarah Pallone at 4022913 for additional information or e-mail team information to spallone@habitathighlands.org .Corporate ChallengeSEBRING — The 3rd Annual Corporate Challenge will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the YMCAin Sebring. Promoting health and wellness in the workplace emphasizing teamwork. Entry fee $300 per team. All registered participants receive a free YMCAmembership starting April 30 until Oct. 15. Event list: Coed One Mile Relay; Coed Golf Challenge; Team Surfing; Office Dash Relay; Frantic Frisbee; Coed Basketball Shoot-out; Eggsecutive Toss; 4 x 25 yard Swim Relay; Three Legged Race; Two Person Raft Relay; Vandy Football; Wheelbarrow Race; and Tug-ofwar. All proceeds benefit the youth pr ograms at the YMCA. For more information, contact Jonathan Joles at jonathanjymca@hotmail.com o r call 382-9622. AMERICAN LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB New York8754.617„ Boston8557.59921‡2Tampa Bay7864.54991‡2Toronto7172.49717 Baltimore5685.39731 Central Division WLPctGB Detroit8162.566„ Chicago7170.5049 Cleveland7070.50091‡2Kansas City6084.417211‡2Minnesota5984.41322 West Division WLPctGB Texas8163.563„ Los Angeles7865.54521‡2Oakland6578.455151‡2Seattle5983.41521 ___ Tuesdays Games N.Y. Yankees 5, Baltimore 3 Detroit 10, Cleveland 1 Boston 14, Toronto 0 Texas 8, Tampa Bay 0 Chicago White Sox 3, Minnesota 0 Kansas City 7, Oakland 4 Seattle 2, L.A. Angels 1 Wednesdays Games Detroit 8, Cleveland 6 Baltimore 5, N.Y. Yankees 4, 11 innings Tampa Bay 5, Texas 4, 10 innings Oakland 7, Kansas City 0 Toronto 11, Boston 10 Minnesota 5, Chicago White Sox 4 L.A. Angels 3, Seattle 1 Thursdays Games N.Y. Yankees at Baltimore, late Boston at Toronto, late Cleveland at Chicago White Sox, late Kansas City at Seattle, late Fridays Games Minnesota (Slowey 0-4) at Detroit (Penny 9-10), 7:05 p.m. Baltimore (Guthrie 6-17) at Toronto (Cecil 4-8), 7:07 p.m. Boston (Lackey 12-11) at Tampa Bay (W.Davis 9-8), 7:10 p.m. Oakland (McCarthy 8-7) at Texas (C.Lewis 11-10), 8:05 p.m. Cleveland (J.Gomez 2-2) at Chicago White Sox (Buehrle 11-7), 8:10 p.m. N.Y. Yankees (Colon 8-9) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 16-7), 10:05 p.m. Kansas City (Francis 5-15) at Seattle (Beavan 3-5), 10:10 p.m.LEAGUE LEADERSBATTING …Gonzalez, BOS, .343; Young, TEX, .333; Cabrera, DET, .332; Martinez, DET, .326; Ortiz, BOS, .319 HOME RUNS …Bautista, TOR, 40; Granderson, NYY, 38; Teixeira, NYY, 36; Reynolds, BAL, 32; Ortiz, BOS, 29 RBI … Granderson, NYY, 109; Gonzalez, BOS, 106; Cano, NYY, 105; Teixeira, NYY, 102; Cabrera, DET, 95 DOUBLES … Francoeur, KC, 44; Zobrist, TB,44 ; Gonzalez, BOS, 43; Gordon, KC, 42; Cano, NYY, 40 WINS … Verlander, DET,22-5; Sabathia, NYY, 19-7; Weaver, LAA,16-7; Nova, NYY, 15-4; Lester, BOS, 15-6; Wilson, TEX, 15-6 STRIKEOUTS …Verlander, DET, 232; Sabathia, NYY, 211; Hernandez, SEA, 211; Shields, TB, 205; Price, TB, 200 SAVES … Valverde, DET, 42; Rivera, NYY, 39; League, SEA, 33; C. Perez, CLE, 32NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB Philadelphia9148.655„ Atlanta8260.577101‡2New York7071.49622 Washington6575.464261‡2Florida6379.444291‡2Central Division WLPctGB Milwaukee8559.590„ St. Louis7667.53181‡2Cincinnati7073.490141‡2Pittsburgh6677.462181‡2Chicago6281.434221‡2Houston4895.336361‡2West Division WLPctGB Arizona8261.573„ San Francisco7568.5247 Los Angeles6972.48912 Colorado6776.46915 San Diego6281.43420 ___ Tuesdays Games Philadelphia 6, Atlanta 3 Houston 4, Pittsburgh 1 L.A. Dodgers 7, Washington 3 N.Y. Mets 7, Florida 4, 12 innings Cincinnati 4, Chicago Cubs 2, 13 innings St. Louis 4, Milwaukee 2 Colorado 8, Arizona 3 San Francisco 6, San Diego 4 Wednesdays Games N.Y. Mets 1, Florida 0 San Diego 3, San Francisco 1 Philadelphia 3, Atlanta 2 Pittsburgh 5, Houston 4 L.A. Dodgers at Washington, ppd., rain Chicago Cubs 6, Cincinnati 3 St. Louis 2, Milwaukee 0 Arizona 5, Colorado 3 Thursdays Games L.A. Dodgers at Washington, 1st game, late Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 1st game, late L.A. Dodgers at Washington, 2nd game, late Atlanta at N.Y. Mets, 2nd game, late Philadelphia at Milwaukee, late San Diego at Arizona, late Fridays Games Florida (Nolasco 9-10) at Pittsburgh (Ohlendorf 0-1), 7:05 p.m. Houston (Norris 6-9) at Washington (Milone 0-0), 7:05 p.m. Chicago Cubs (C.Coleman 2-7) at N.Y. Mets (Pelfrey 7-11), 7:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Halladay 16-5) at Milwaukee (Marcum 12-5), 8:10 p.m. Atlanta (Delgado 0-1) at St. Louis (E.Jackson 4-2), 8:15 p.m. Cincinnati (H.Bailey 7-7) at Colorado (Chacin 11-10), 8:40 p.m. San Diego (Latos 7-13) at Arizona (D.Hudson 15-9), 9:40 p.m. L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 17-5) at San Francisco (Lincecum 12-12), 10:15 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSBATTING … Reyes, NYM, .335; Braun, MIL, .332; Kemp, LAD, .319; Votto, CIN, .317; Morse, WAS, .311 HOME RUNS … Pujols, STL, 34; Uggla, ATL, 33; Kemp, LAD, 32; Stanton, FLA, 32; Fielder, MIL, 31; Howard, PHI, 31 RBI … Fielder, MIL, 108; Howard, PHL, 108; Kemp, LAD, 107; Tulowitzki, COL, 103; Braun, MIL, 95 DOUBLES … Upton, ARI, 38; Tulowitzki, COL, 36; Braun, MIL, 35; Four tied at 34 WINS … Kennedy, ARI, 18-4; Kershaw, LAD, 17-5; Halladay, 16-5; Lee, PHL, 16-7; Hudson, ARI, 15-9; Gallardo, MIL, 15-10 STRIKEOUTS …Kershaw, LAD, 222; Lee, PHL, 204; Lincecum, SF, 200; Halladay, PHL, 195; ASanchez, FLA, 173; Greinke, MIL, 172 SAVES … Kimbrel, ATL, 42; Axford, MIL, 41; Putz, ATL, 37; Bell, SD, 36; Hanrahan, PIT, 36; Wilson, SF, 35EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Columbus1187403130 Sporting KC9810374036 Philadelphia8711353530 Houston8811353433 New York6614324137 D.C.7710313435 Chicago4715273033 New England41112243043 Toronto FC41212242649WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Los Angeles14310523922 Seattle1359484229 FC Dallas1377463629 Real Salt Lake1276423521 Colorado10711413936 Portland9125323341 Chivas USA71010313230 San Jose51011262735 Vancouver4139212742 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. ___ Wednesdays Games Philadelphia 4, New England 4, tie Fridays Games Colorado at Los Angeles, 11 p.m. Saturdays Games 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. D.C. United at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m. Chicago at San Jose, 10:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB z-Indiana2111.656„ x-Connecticut2013.60611‡2x-Atlanta1914.57621‡2x-New York1814.5633 Chicago1417.45261‡2Washington627.182151‡2WESTERN CONFERENCEWLPctGB z-Minnesota257.781„ x-Seattle1913.5946 x-Phoenix1813.58161‡2x-San Antonio1616.5009 Los Angeles1319.40612 Tulsa328.097211‡2x-clinched playoff spot ___ Tuesdays Games Atlanta 85, Connecticut 74 San Antonio 82, Los Angeles 65 Wednesdays Games Indiana 87, Washington 69 Thursdays Games Chicago at Minnesota, late Tulsa at Phoenix, late Fridays Games Indiana at New York, 7 p.m. Phoenix at Seattle, 10 p.m. Tulsa at Los Angeles, 10:30 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League CLEVELAND INDIANS…Activated OF Trevor Crowe from the 15-day DL. Designated OF Jerad Head for assignment. National League PITTSBURGH PIRATES…Activated OF Ryan Ludwick from the 15-day DL.FOOTBALLNational Football League CHICAGO BEARS…Signed FB Tyler Clutts to a three-year contract from the Cleveland practice squad. CLEVELAND BROWNS…Signed FB Eddie Williams to practice squad. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS…Signed TE Dan Gronkowski. Released DL Gerard Warren and CB Darius Butler. Claimed LB A.J. Edds off waivers from Miami. SAN DIEGO CHARGERS…Agreed to terms with P Mike Scifres on a five-year contract extension. Canadian Football League EDMONTON ESKIMOS…Released WR Brad Smith and DB Brian Bonner. Signed DB Denatay Heard to the practice roster.HOCKEYNational Hockey League VANCOUVER CANUCKS…Signed G Manny Legace and F Steve Begin.COLLEGEBIG SOUTH CONFERENCE…Named Matt VanSandt assistant director of marketing. CUNY ATHLETIC CONFERENCE…Named Catherine Alves strategic planning & special events Manager and Annie Jan media relations graduate assistant. Promoted Maya Johnson to assistant director of championships. DARTMOUTH…Named Sarah Booker womens lacrosse coach. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid FRIDAY: Football at Moore Haven,7:30 p.m.; Volleyball at Bartow Tournament,TBD SATURDAY : Volleball at Bartow Tournament,TBD TUESDAY: Swimming at Avon Park,5:30 p.m. THURSDAY: JVFootball vs.Frostproof,7 p.m.; Volleyball at Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Swimming vs.Avon Park,Hardee,5:30 p.m. Sebring FRIDAY: Football at Frostproof,7 p.m.; Volleyball at Bartow Tournament,TBD; Bowling vs.Port St.Lucie,3:30 p.m. SATURDAY : Volleball at Bartow Tournament,TBD TUESDAY: Boys Golf vs.Auburndale,All Saints,Sun N Lake,4 p.m.; Swimming at Winter Haven,5:30 p.m. SFCC TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.St.Petersburg College,7 p.m. THURSDAY: Volleyball at State College of Florida,7 p.m. TUESDAY,Sept.20: Volleyball at Hillsborough Community College,7 p.m. WEDNESDAY,Sept.21: Volleyball vs.Warner University,7 p.m. THURSDAY,Sept.22: Volleyball vs.Polk State College,7 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Football vs.Hardee,7:30 p.m.; Volleyball at Bartow Tournament,TBD SATURDAY : Volleball at Bartow Tournament,TBD TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Golf vs.Auburndale,River Greens,4 p.m. THURSDAY: JVFootball vs.Mulberry,7 p.m.; Volleyball vs.Sebring,6/7:30 p.m.; Swimming at Lake Placid,5:30 p.m. N A S C A R R R A C I N G FR I D A Y N o o n Wonderful Pistachios 400, Practice . . . E S P N 2 4 4 p m College Savings 250, Qualifying . . . . . . E S P N 2 5 : 3 0 0 p m Wonderful Pistachios 400, Qualifying . . E S P N 2 7 : 3 0 0 p m Virginia 529 College Savings 250 . . . . . E S P N 2SA T U R D A Y 7 : 3 0 0 p m Wonderful Pistachios 400 . . . . . . . . . . . . . A B CM A J O R L E A G U E B A S E B A L L FR I D A Y 7 7 p m Boston at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S U NSA T U R D A Y 4 4 p m Regional …Cleveland at Chicago White Sox or Minnesota at Detroit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F O X 7 7 p m Boston at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S U NP R E M I U M L E A G U E S O C C E R SA T U R D A Y 9 : 5 5 5 a m Sunderland vs. Chelsea. . . . . . E S P N 2B O X I N G SA T U R D A Y 4 : 4 5 5 p m Tomasz Adamek vs. Vitali Klitschko . . . . H B O 1 0 : 3 0 0 p m Yuriorkis Giamoba vs. Dan Ponce deLeon H B OU S . O P E N T E N N I S FR I D A Y 1 2 : 3 0 0 p m Mens Doubles Finals, Womens Semis . . . 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C M Y K The Eagles took the field focused and determined after last week’s loss against the Hornets. The Patriots offense came out strong and quickly took control of the game. The Eagles defense rallied together to try and make something happen. But the offense struggled and was unable to find the end zone, resulting in another upsetting loss, 22-0. The Pee Wee team, ages 10 and 11, lead by head coach, Tim Hooks, were eager to take the field after last week’s win. The day started off with the offense, lead by quarterback Anthony Rosado, getting the ball to Thurlow Wilkins and Kasey Hawthorne for two touchdowns with TJ “Cadillac” Williams earning the extra point. The defense, lead by Michael Healy and Christian Ramos, kept the Patriots on their heels all day long. The defense had another shutout, not allowing the Patriots any points on the board and taking the second win of the day with a final score of 13-0. The win brings the Pee Wee’s record to 3-0. Following the Pee Wee game, the Junior Varsity, ages 12 and 13, managed by head coach Cliff Howell, took the field. The team was determined and focused as they took the field with the team’s philosophy and their motto always in mind – “One Play, One Practice, One Game”. The game got off to a great start with the Eagle offense driving down the field inside the red zone, when a fumbled snap was recovered by the Patriots. The defense soon came up big when defensive end Akem JnPierre swooped right in to take down the quarterback in the end zone for a safety, putting the Eagles up 2-0. The offense then drove down the field with key yardage made by CJ Harris, Niyke Echavarria and Timothy Jordan. Quarterback Sammy Smith then ran around the end, breaking two tackles, to go the distance for a 21-yard touchdown to make it 8-0 going into halftime. The JVEagles defense came out strong and quickly showed the Patriots they were here to play as several key tackles were made by Rodrigo Nolan, Rafael Smith, Jalen Williams and Jordan. The Eagles offense made several strides in the second half with a beautiful reverse play to Akem JnPierre for a score. This was JnPierre’s third touchdown of the season and brought the team’s record to 2-1 with the 14-0 win. The last game of the day was the Varsity team, ages 13, 14 and 15, lead by head coach John Bishop. The Eagles took the field looking to build on last week’s win. The offense came with Cole Kilgo leading the team, but struggled to get his team down the field. The Patriots took an early lead going into halftime up 70. The Eagles defense then came out and attempted to continue what they had done in the first half by shutting down the Patriots offense with Wyatt Kinslow intercepting the ball and key tackles made by Tremaine Hawthorne and Daishawn Reyes. But the Patriot offense gained momentum and were able to find the end zone a couple of more times for a 26-0 win. All in all it was a great day of football. The stands were filled with Eagles fans and the concession stand was a happening place. The Eagles won three out of five games for the day and all the hard work to prepare for the game surely paid off with the results on the field. The Highlands Eagles will be on the road this week traveling to Winter Haven to play the Auburndale Bulls on Saturday, Sept. 10. Games will begin at 9 a.m. Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for children. Come on out to support the Highlands Youth Football and Cheer program. www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, September 9, 2011Page 3B 64 WEST COLLISION; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv incentive; 0 0 0 1 1 5 8 7 HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 9/9/11; 0 0 0 1 1 7 5 0 64 WEST COLLISION; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv incentive; 0 0 0 1 1 5 8 7 HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 9/9/11; 0 0 0 1 1 7 5 0 Golf HammockLast Monday the Meza Group played Pro-Am Points at Golf Hammock. Bill Parr scored a plus-2 in A group, Ed Northrup was at minus-1 for second and third place went to Denis Shank with minus-2. Shorty Crocker had a plus-2 that was good for first place in B group while Doug Haire was even for second place and Bob Topel was at minus-3 for third place. C group saw Joe Hyzny score plus5 for first place while Toney Frances was at plus-4 for second place and Gerry Geouque was even for third. Lee Stark shot a plus-7 in D group for first place and Ralph Scharff was plus-4 for second place. Next Monday the Mezza Group will play at Golf Hammock beginning at 7:45 a.m. For more information call Pete Mezza at 382-1280.Lake June West Golf ClubA mixed scramble was played on Thursday, Sept. 1. Winning first place was the team of Ken Rowen, Don Boulton, Tom and Margaret Schultz and Betty Billau with 51; second place, Joe and Joyce Swartz, Norma Colyer and Charlotte Matthews with 53; and third place, Ott and Maxine Wegner, Gloria and John Huggett with 57. Closest to the pin: (Ladies), No. 8, Norma Colyer, 3-feet. (Men), No. 4, Joe Swartz, 16-inches. The mens association played a Mens League event on Wednesday, Aug. 31. Winning first place was the team of Dick Denhart, Mario Cappelletti and Don Boulton with 41; second place, Claude Cash, Joe Swartz and Jack Maginnis with 47; and third place, Dave Colvin, Ott Wegner, Dan Bishop and John Ruffo with 52. Closest to the pin: No. 4, Mario Cappelletti, 14-feet-3inches; and No. 8, Don Boulton, 9-feet-11inches.River GreensThe mens association played a Mens Day event Saturday, Sept. 3. Tying for first/second places were the teams of Larry Roy, Harold Plagens and Lefty St. Pierre; J.R. Messier, Don McDonald and Keith Kincer with minus-22 each. Closest to the pin: No. 3, Harold Plagens, 18-feet-9-inches; No. 5, Don McDonald, 7-feet-7.5-inches; No. 12, Lefty St. Pierre, 15-feet; and No. 17, Tim Thomas, 10-feet-7-inches. The evening scramble was played on Friday, Sept. 2. Winning first place was the team of Don and Jody Ethan, Charlie Seralde, Joe and Pat Graf with minus-12. The Morrison Group played an event on Thursday, Sept. 1. The winners were: First place, Harold Plagens and Don McDonald with minus-16; second place, Keith Kincer and Larry Roy with minus-14; and third place, Gil Heier and Len Westdale. The ladies association played a pro am tournament on Thursday, Sept. 1. Winning first place was the team of Fran Neil, Barb Stuber and Pat Gower. Individual winners were: First place, Fran Neil with plus-3; second place, Pat Graf with plus-2.5; and third place, Mary Beth Carby with plus-1.5. The mens association played a pro am tournament on Wednesday, Aug. 31. Winning first place was the team of Don Ethan, Terry Lewis, Cliff Steele and Larry Roy with plus-6. Individual winners were: First place, Larry Roy with plus-7.5; second place, Don Ethan with plus-3.5; and third place, Lefty St. Pierre with plus-5.5. The Morrison Group played an event on Tuesday, Aug. 30. Winning first place was the team of Jim Cercy, Keith Kincer and Lefty St. Pierre with minus-20. The Golfettes played a game on Tuesday, Aug. 30. Winning first place was the team of Linda Therrien, Karen Speaker, Betty Wallace and Helen Ochala with minus16. The Morrison Group played a game on Monday, Aug. 29. Winning first place was the team of Cliff Steele, Gil Heier and Jim Cercy with plus-17; and second place, Tim Thomas and Al Farrell with plus-12.SpringLakeOn Wednesday, Sept. 7, the SpringLake Womens Golf Association played a four person team scramble on the Panther 10 and Cougar 10 courses. Even though there were rain showers, all teams completed their 18 holes of play. Winning first place was the team of Dotti Blackwell, Rosie Foote, Carole Frederick and Margaret Mazzola with a gross score 73. Coming in with a 75 was the team of Teri Swisher, Judy Dunn, Julia Starr and Chris Murchie. On Tuesday, Sept. 6, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association played the first day of a two-day Pick Your Partner event. Tuesdays play scored the best ball on each hole and Thursdays score will be both scores net of handicap. In Flight A, first day winners were Jan Hard and Jack Hoerner with a Best Ball score of 61. In second place was Gary Behrendt and Edd Vowels with 63 strokes, followed by Ken Kirby and Bob Hinde tied with Jon Brower and Pat Jaskowski at 64. Flight B was led by Gerry Esty and Dan Porter with a score of 60, followed by Leon Van and Bob Frederick at 63, Will David and Jim Foote at 66, and then a tie for fourth at 67 between John Delaney and John Bozynski and the team of Gene Hearn and Red Bohanon. In all, 26 players enjoyed some good golfing weather with just enough clouds and breezes to keep it from being too hot. “Ashley (Townsend) has been proving that she deserves her spot on the right side,” Wells said. “She started off hot against Sebring and brought her game tonight. She was 10 of 11 serving with five aces and nine of her service attempts were for points.” Townsend also added five kills on the night. The Dragons had Thursday night off and head off, along with Sebring and Avon Park, to the perennially tough Bartow tournamen t this weekend, which Wells sees as a good proving ground. “I’m sure this will get us back on track and help us get better.” Continued from 1B LP off to Bartow this weekend Continued from 1B Courtesy photo Mighty Mite quarterback Willis McGuire gets this throw off Saturday against the Lakeland Patriots. HYF goes three-of-five against Lakeland News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Though Marissa Baldwin, No. 22, and Alana Nielander, No. 9, were ready to defend this Lady Wildcat kill attempt, the net took care of it for Lake Placid during Tuesdays win over Hardee. Associated PressGAINESVILLE — U.S. women’s soccer star Abby Wambach and Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem are among eight inductees into the University of Florida’s sports Hall of Fame. Football player Alex Brown, distance runner Hazel Clark Riley, gymnast Kristen Guise Lee, tennis player Jeff Morrison, tennis player Stephanie Nickitas and football player Larry Travis also will be inducted April 6, 2012. Wambach was a four-time All-American and has played on three World Cup teams. Haslem was a first team All-SEC selection in 2001 and 2002. Brown holds the school record for sacks with 33. Clark was a three-time NCAAchampion. Guise was an 11-time AllAmerican. Morrison was the 1999 NCAAsingles champion. Nickitas was the 1996 and 1997 NCAAdoubles champion. Travis was a two-way football player and an assistant coach between 1963 and 1966. Wambach, Haslem to be inducted into Floridas HOF

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C M Y K Page 4BNews-SunFriday, September 9, 2011www.newssun.com E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; comm p/u; 0 0 0 1 1 7 4 3 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; comm p/u; 0 0 0 1 1 7 4 3 population was estimated to be as few as 20 animals in the wild and showed signs of inbreeding. In 1995, the state, in cooperation with federal agencies, embarked on a genetic-restoration project attempting to avert extinction of the Florida panther. Eight young female Texas pumas were released into South Florida to increase the genetic health of the Florida stock. This conservation effort was intended to mimic the genetic exchange that once occurred naturally between panther populations in the Southeast and pumas in East Texas. It proved successful and resulted in improved panther productivity and health, and a growing population. The progress made in conserving Florida’s official state animal appears to be having an unintended consequence: livestock losses to cattle ranchers. Panthers normally prey on white-tailed deer, wild hogs and other game. Yet, last year the FWC began receiving reports of panthers preying on calves. Southwest Florida cattle ranches typically are spread over tens of thousands of acres, with cows and calves dispersed on a range that includes excellent and essential panther habitat. “Partnering with Florida’s cattle ranching industry is an important part of our long-term panther recovery strategy,” said Nick Wiley, the FWC’s executive director. “The history of Florida cattle ranching is a rich one, and the state’s cattle operations are among the largest in the country. Ranching is a critically important economic engine. It is absolutely essential to keep ranching viable in Florida, not only because of its economic value, food productivity and its place in our cultural heritage, but also because it provides valuable habitat for many types of wildlife, including panthers.” Speaking from a cattleman’s perspective, Russell Priddy said, “Florida cattle ranchers understand that a balance needs to be reached between protecting endangered panthers and addressing the financial impacts of losing calves to panther predation. We will do our part, and we are expecting that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be responsive to our situation.” The FWC is addressing conflicts between panthers and human activities in several ways. A$25,000 fund is being proposed by the FWC and U.S. Fish and Wildli fe Service to compensate ranchers who lose calves to panther depredation. The FWC and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Florida Department o f Agriculture and Consume r Services are working with ranchers, elected officials and conservation groups to figure out the best way to initiate this program. It is viewed as a possible first step towards more comprehensive and effective long-term solutions. The University o f Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (IFAS) will initiate a cooperative research project this fall to learn more about the panther’s impact on cattle ranching by monitoring cal f survival. This research, which is being funded by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and IFAS, is designed to provide scientific data on which factors are contributing to calf deaths on these ranches. The FWC is also directing resources to this project. Agency staff will study individual panthers that are on or near the same ranches where the calf studies will be conducted and look a t panther prey selection to determine the role tha t calves play in the panther’s diet. Homeowners in Southwest Florida, and Collier County in particular, have also seen an increase in cases of panthers killing pets or backyard livestock such as goats. Protecting these animals from panthers and othe r predators requires taking basic safety measures tha t have proved to be effective. The FWC recommends that people living in panther country make sure thei r pets are sheltered at nigh t inside a house or kennel and small animals like goats are put in barns o r pens with roofs. Installing electric fences around animal pens is another useful deterren t against panthers. Most Floridians or visitors to the state will neve r get to see the reclusive long-tailed cat that grows to 6 feet or longer. They can attend the firs t annual Florida Panthe r Festival on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at North Collier Regional Park in Naples. The purpose of the free festival is to raise awareness of the endangered Florida panther while promoting safe coexistence o f people, pets, livestock and panthers. To learn more about the panther, go to www.floridapanthernet.org Continued from 1B Panther comeback comes with risks By TERESAM. WALKER Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. — Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew wishes Chris Johnson had waited another week before reaching his deal without seeing how the three-time Pro Bowler looks after his contract holdout. Titans offensive coordinator Chris Palmer has seen enough in a couple days to be impressed with Johnson both on the field and his comfort level with his tweaks to Tennessee’s offense and a new quarterback. The big question now is how much will the running back with the $53 million contract extension works Sunday in the season opener at Jacksonville. The Titans plan to monitor Johnson’s carries because the running back worked on his own during his holdout and Wednesday marked Johnson’s third practice back with his teammates. Johnson said Wednesday how he feels Sunday will affect how many carries he gets. Titans plan to use, monitor Johnson vs Jaguars GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCEƒ

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C M Y K B y STEPHANIE INNES Arizona Daily StarTUCSON, Ariz. Less t han a year after her 12-yearold daughter collapsed on the soccer field and died, aT ucson mother has taken an unprecedented step in preventing sudden cardiac deathi n other children. Jenine Dalrymple was an a ccountant, mother and community volunteer before her eldest daughter Andrasd eath from a silent heart disease. N ow shes an advocate for better awareness of cardiac health among kids and parents. Mandating heart screeni ngs for young people remains controversial b ecause many experts believe the U.S. lacks the medical personnel to handles uch a task. The American Heart Association recomm ends a thorough history and physical exam every two years rather than mass s creenings. Sudden cardiac death is rare and the common screening method for it still results in many false positives. B ut both medical experts and advocates like Dalrymple say more needs to be done to detect the most common hidden heart prob-l ems that kill children and young adults in the U.S. e very year hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, long QTs yndrome and WolffParkinson-White syndrome. Among other things, there is no database of children and teens who die of suddenc ardiac arrest every year, making it more difficult for advocates to make their case. Earlier this month, Dalrymple coordinated thef irst-ever comprehensive local heart screening for children. Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG set up at Flowing Wells Junior High School, the school that Andra attended, and 450 children underwent voluntary testing. The Northwest Fire District, the Flowing Wells Unified School District and Diamond Childrens Medical Center all donated personnel to Dalrymples Andra Heart Project. Eight percent of the kids showed abnormalities and were referred for further screening. The nice thing about pilot projects like Andra Heart is that were trying to see how feasible it is to do it, said Dr. Santiago O. Valds, a pediatric cardiologist at Diamond Childrens Medical Center. If you try to screen all young athletes, for example, one of the concerns is who is going to see those 6 to 10 percent who have positive EKGs. Right now in the U.S., we dont have the infrastructure to see all those patients. Aspate of sudden cardiac deaths among young athletes that made the national news this past spring spurred Dalrymple into action in the midst of paralyzing grief. Andra had not been feeling well during soccer. She was dizzy and tired, and it never crossed my mind it was a heart problem. In the long term, this is about getting knowledge out there, Dalrymple said. An EKG measures electrical properties in the heart, giving a reading of its rhythm. It is often used as as creen for enlargement or other abnormalities of the heart, but not just anyonec an read the test with good results. ou need a pediatric card iologist for the kids. There are a lot of differences t hings that would be considered abnormal in adults are normal in kids, Valds said. Theres differences in how you interpret the EKG in diff erent age groups. After the initial two days of testing at Flowing Wells Junior High, Valds and colleague Dr. Scott Klewer helda clinic at Diamond Childrens Medical Center o n Aug. 20. Children who had a positive EKG underwente chocardiogram testing. While the EKG measures e lectrical activity in the heart, the echocardiogram is a more intense test, an ultras ound that allows a closer look at the heart itself. After the clinic, three children were referred to cardiologists for more specializedc are, Valds said. ith EKGs, a lot can be false positives, so you dont want to create too much anxiety with the parents. Sot hats why we wanted a quick turnaround with the c linic, Valds said. An echocardiogram is a m uch more definitive test, but its much more expensive so you cant do it as a screening. One of the most common c onditions pediatric cardiologists look for when screening for sudden cardiac death is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, an abnormal thick-n ess of the heart muscle that occurs in one of every 500 people. If the condition is detected, the treatment is typically medication combined with a restriction on strenuous exercise. Some patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy also need a defibrillator. Another heart condition that can result in unexpected tragedy is long QTsyndrome, which affects one in every 2,500 to 3,000 people and is the condition blamed for Andra Dalrymples death. Apatient diagnosed with long QTwill typically take beta blockers and must restrict his or her activity level. Some patients have episodes of passing out. For others, the first sign of the disease is a patients sudden death. Athird condition Valds and Klewer were watching for at the clinic is an abnormal electrical con-n ection in the heart called Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, which affects about one in 1,500 people. Not everyone who has one of those three conditions will die from it suddenlyV alds stressed. Arecent study published i n Circulation: The Journal of the American Heart Association found that one out of every 44,000 NCAA athletes dies suddenly fromc ardiac arrest higher than many other estimates for young athletes. The new study used news reports, insurance claims andd ata from the NCAA, the governing body for intercollegiate sports in the U.S. Dalrymple is particularly concerned about young athletes and sudden cardiac death, since athletic training can increase the risk of sudden death in people with hidden heart disease. Her own wiry, energetic daughter was an avid athlete. The day she collapsed, Andra tried out for the soccer team at Flowing Wells Junior High School, where she was in seventh grade. When she got off the field, she said she was dizzy. Her coach helped her to her mothers car, but shortly after the young girl went into cardiac arrest. Paramedics were able to revive her at the scene, but she died two days later at Diamond Childrens Medical Center. When we got to the hospital that night, you could have pushed me over with a feather if you told me she wouldnt make it, said Dalrymple, whose family also includes her husband,P hil, and 11-year-old daughter, Grace. Everything p ointed to her making it. Dalrymple said she felt like she had to do more to raise awareness of cardiac health, both for herself andt o give the parents of Andras classmates some peace of mind. The hard part is that I should feel better. But itd oesnt make me feel better the way you would think it would. It doesnt bring her back, Dalrymple said. I think in the next couple of weeks were just going to evaluate what happened with the first screening. Theres more we can do. Valds, the pediatric cardiologist, says Dalrymple has already made a significant contribution to young people in Tucson. ere not at the point yet where we can say everyone should get an EKG. But this is a good program to have to study, to look at the most cost-effective way to do this, he said. s a good step in finding out how to pick up the most patients, and its even better because she was able to get the community involved. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, September 9, 2011Page 5B DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 5 5 7 7 4 4 LAMPE & KEIFFER; 5.542"; 4"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 5 5 7 7 7 7 DESIGNER DENTAL; 3.639"; 4"; Black; tv incentive; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 7 7 5 5 9 9 Tucson girls sudden death spurs heart screenings HEALTHYLIVING M etro Services E xperts say more needs to be done to detect common hidd en heart problems in children. Mother starts Andra Heart project to raise awareness of hidden heart problems DearPharmacist: What are the best treatments for hemorrhoids, both the internal sort and the exter-n al?I ask because my wife and I suffer with these. Lucky us. S.D., Gainesville Answer: In the United S tates, approximately half of all people will suffer from hemorrhoids at some point in life, usually between the ages of 20 and 50. Its not necessarily ap roblem of the elderly or constipated, it can happen t o anyone, even people who are healthy, but happen to sit for very longp eriods of time. Hemorrhoids whether i nternal or external happen due to weak veins that swell because of pressure. If these weak veins occur on the legs, we refer tot hem as varicose veins. The blood pools, and cause s veins to swell and engorge; this can be caused by many situations, amongt hem obesity, pregnancy, lifting heavy objects or b oxes, straining on the toilet, coughing, sneezing, standing or sitting for longp eriods of time. People who eat a high fiber diet and stay well h ydrated are less likely to suffer with hemorrhoids, w hereas people who eat processed foods will eventually feel it in the end. Before I offer suggestions, I will first describei nternal and external. The primary difference is pain. With internal hemorrhoids, there is no pain because the swollen veins are higher up in the rectum where there are no nerves. There mayben o symptoms at all, or you may have bleeding after a b owel movement. For some. bleeding may be the first, and only sign of internal hemorrhoids. For others, you may have at hin stool, and the urge that you are not finished yet. External hemorrhoids hurt like crazy and if untreated it can thrombose, meaningi t can turn purplish-blue and bleed. They can itch, burn and irritate the anus, and you can feel them easily. No matter the type, dont sit excessively, or let your butt fall asleep on hard chairs! Here are some ideas to help yourself: Witch hazel: Anatural astringent that helps with t he swelling and pain. Hydrocortisone or calendula cream: Applye xternally to ease pain. Preparation H supposi tories: Perfect for internal hemorrhoids. An ice cube or ice pack: Apply this to your little monster, but wrap iti n a paper towel first, dont put it on bare skin. Ibuprofen: An antiinflammatory can do a lot towards reducing inflam-m ation and pain. Quercetin: Adietary s upplement related to vitamin C that may help improve vein strength.T ake 300-1,000 mg three times daily. Warm sitz baths: 102 0 minutes Two herbs have a long h istory with regards to hemorrhoids. Butchers Broom contains ruscogenin which helps tighten the blood vessels. This herbw as studied at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Center. Horse Chestnut contains aescin, which tones vein walls and is commonly used in Europe. Aloe vera juice may help c onstipation. Please see a specialist w ho can make sure that pencil thin stools, bleeding or other symptoms are in fact related to hemorrhoids, rather than something mores erious. Physicians offer numerous helpful treatments. S uzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For morei nformation, visit www. D earPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. 10 tips for a healthy hiney Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen

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C M Y K B y LINDSEYTANNER APMedical WriterC HICAGO Fewer U.S. adults are smoking and those who do light up are smoking fewer cigarettes each day, but the trend is weaker than the government had hoped. According to a Centers for D isease Control and Prevention report released T uesday, 19.3 percent of adults said they smoked last year, down from about 21 percent in 2005. The rate for smoking 30 or more ciga-r ettes daily dropped to about 8 percent from almost 13 percent during the same time period. The report only compared l ast year with 2005 and says the decline means 3 million fewer adults were smoking. The CDC earlier reported that the 2009 rate was 20.6 percent and rates fluctuated during the five-year period. The five-year decline was much slower than a drop seen over the previous 40 years, said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Atlanta-based agency. He said any decline is a good step, but also said tobacco use remains a significant health burden. About half of all smokers will be killed by tobacco if they dont quit, Frieden said during a news briefing. ou dont have to be a heavy smoker or a long-time smoker to get a smokingrelated disease or have a heart attack or asthma attack, Frieden said. The sooner you quit smoking, the sooner your body can begin to heal. The 2010 numbers are based partly on face-to-face interviews with almost2 7,000 Americans aged 18 and older. Increases in federal and state taxes on cigarettes and new clean air laws are among reasons for the drop, said Dr. Tim McAfee, direc-t or of the CDCs office on smoking and health. T hose positive trends have been offset by efforts from the tobacco industry, including offering discounts to consumers, McAfee said. I f the slowed rate of decline continues, adult smoking rates will reach 17 percent by 2020, far higher than the governments goalo f no more than 12 percent, the CDC report said. Government efforts to further reduce smoking rates include proposed graphic cigarette packaging labels, which are being challenged in court by the tobacco industry. Frieden said evidence from states with strong antismoking programs show that tobacco control can be effective. Rates are far below the national average in states with the strongest tobacco control programs, he noted. States with the lowest rates are Utah, at 9 percent, and California, 12 percent, the CDC report found. In a statement, American Heart Association CEO Nancy Brown said the report shows some successes but also continued disparities. Smoking was most common among low-income, less educated adults and among American Indians and Alaska natives. Matthew Meyers, president of the Campaign forT obacco-Free Kids, a Washington-based advocacy group, said in a statement that its too soon to declare victory when nearly one in five adults still smokes. Page 6BNews-SunFriday, September 9, 2011www.newssun.com HRMC; 3.639"; 3"; Black plus three; process, healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 5 5 7 7 5 5 S FCC; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 9/9/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 7 7 5 5 8 8 Adult smoking rate edges down slightly Metro Services The CDCsays smoking among adults has decreased 21 percent since 2005. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Palms of S ebrings Health Care Center was awarded the coveted five-star rating from both the federal Medicare program and the state of Florida in August. M edicares five-star designation represents that The Palms of Sebring is much above average for quality of care, which is the highest ranking possible. The Stateo f Florida has its own five-star rating to ensure that facilities who do not participate in Medicare or Medicaid are ranked as well. T he State of Floridas five-star rating indicates that The Palms ranked in the top 9 percent of its region. This includes all nursing homes in Hardee, Highlands,H illsborough, Manatee and Polk counties. The 5-star rating represents the excellent care The Palms staff provides to our residents every days aid Brent Montgomery, Palms Health Care administrator says. I am so proud of our staff for having achieved both state and federal five-s tar ratings. The federal rating system was developed to help consumers compare nursing homes. The federal ratings are divided into three cate-g ories: health inspection, staffing and quality measures. The information used to determine the rating is based on data gathered during annual inspections and consumer com-p laint investigations over the past three years. The most recent findings are weighted more than the prior twoy ears. More than 200,000 national onsite reviews are used to score health inspection. The staffing rating reflects the number of hours of care provided given the relativea cuity of the resident population. Quality measures incorporates 10 different physical and clinical measures. These measures represent how well the nursing home is caringf or their residents. More than 12 million assessments are used in the five-star rating system nationwide. T he states five-star rating system incorporates deficiencies over the most recently available30-month period. The components of the inspection include: nutrition and h ydration, restraints and abuse, pressure ulcers, decline and dignity. R atings are also given for administration, quality of life and quality of care. The Palms scored five out of five stars overall for its inspections. The Palms of Sebring earns two five-star ratings HEALTHYLIVING Free diabetes classes offeredSEBRING The H ighlands County Health Department is offering Diabetes Self-ManagementE ducation classes as part of its Wellness and Diabetes E ducation Program. This program serves Highlands County residents of all ages, especially those with diabetes or at risk for devel-o ping diabetes. These classes are free of charge and p rovided by a Certified Diabetes Educator. Classes in English are s cheduled in Sebring on Sept. 12-14 from 8:301 1:30 a.m. at the Highlands County Health Department (7205 S. George Blvd., con-f erence room A). Enrollment is limited and registration is required. To r egister and for more information, contact the HCHD W ellness and Diabetes Education Program, at 3827228 or 863-382-7294. Outreach scheduleAce Homecare plans the following outreach events in the coming week: Monday: 8 a.m., Health Fair, Brookside Bluffs, S.R. 17, Zolfo Springs; 10 a.m., H ealth Fair, Chatham Pointe, Streetenstom Road, Wauchula; 1 p.m.,C aregivers Support Group, Crown Pointe Assisted L iving Community, Sun N Lake Boulevard, Sebring Tuesday: 7:30 a.m., Health Fair, Lakeside Gardens, C.R. 621, LakeP lacid; 9 a.m., Health Fair, Herons Landing, Herons L anding Lane, Lake Placid; 10:30 a.m., Health Fair, Lake Placid Meal Site,I nterlake Boulevard, Lake Placid; 1 p.m., Health Fair, G roves, behind Sebring Diner, U.S. 27, Sebring. Wednesday: 8 a.m., H ealth Fair, Neiberts, U.S. 98, Lake Placid; 9 a.m., Health Fair, Palm Estates, U .S. 98, Lorida Thursday: 9 a.m., Health F air, Maranatha Village, Arbuckle Ck Road, Sebring; 10:30 a.m., Caregivers support group, Balmoral Assisted LivingF acility 93 Balmoral Road, C.R. 621, Lake Placid; 1 p.m., Coping with transitions, Balmoral Assisted Living Facility, C.R. 621, Lake Placid S napshots B y LAURAN NEERGAARD A PMedical WriterWASHINGTON Its flu vaccine time again and some lucky shot-seek-e rs will find that the needle has shrunk. T he first flu shot that works with a less-scary skin prick instead of ani nch-long needle is hitting the market this fall. S orry kids, this option so far is just for adults, and its so brand-new that i t will take some searching to find a dose. But there are plenty of the other varieties standard shots, a special high-d ose shot for seniors and the needle-free squirt-inthe-nose option to go around. At least 166 million d oses of flu vaccine are expected to be produced t his year. The big question is w hether people will get it. Usually each years flu vaccine varies from the previous versions as different influenza strainse merge. This year, the vaccines a duplicate because the three flu strains that sickened people last winters till are circulating. Scientific studies arent clear about how much a persons immunity wanes over a year, although it varies by age and overall health. But federal health officials and the American Academy of Pediatrics weighed the evidence and say dont skip this years vaccination its the only way to be sure your immune system remains revved enough for the best protection. oure not going to be able to count on that vaccine protecting you throughout a second season, says Dr. Lisa Grohskopf of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Ayearly vaccination now is recommended for virtually everyone, except babies younger than 6 months and people with severe allergies to the eggs used to make it. Last year, 49 percent of children and 41 percent of adults were vaccinated against the flu. Say you never catch the flu? You could be a carrier, unknowingly spreading the misery when you feel little more than a sniffle, says Dr. William Schaffner of Vanderbilt University, president of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. ou should be vaccinated each and every year to ensure both youre protected and youre giving the maximum protection to people around you, he says. Time for flu shots

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C M Y K Atonement Lutheran ChurchSEBRING The 13th Sunday after Pentecost service with Holy Eucharist willb e led by the Rev. Jefferson Cox. Eucharist assistant is Jim Fiedler. The church is accepting donations for the upcoming Trash and Treasure Yard Sale from Sept. 15-17. Call Jim Schwandt at 655-1495 or the church at 385-0797 and leave a message to makea rrangements for pick up of donations.A von Park Church of ChristA VON PARK The Spiritual Breakthrough ( Matthew 24:14) will be the message presented by Larry Roberts, minister. T he youth of the church will have a get-together on S unday night. Avon Park Church of Christ is at 200 S. Forest Ave. For information call 453-4692Christ Lutheran Church LCMSAVON PARK This S unday Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled Do Not Forget! The church is at 1320 County Road 64, east theA von Park High School. For more information, call 4712663 or search the Internet f or christlutheranavonpark.org. T his is an LCMS congregation.Christian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morning is titled Substance. The keynotes are from Hebrews 10:34, . . ye have in heaven a better and an endurings ubstance; and Matthew 10:7, The kingdom of heave n is at hand. The church is at 146 N. Franklin St.Christian Training Church SEBRING The Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring the message titled Degrees of Gods Wrath: Part 2 at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study will continue the book of Hebrews.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING The Rev. George Miller will deliver the Sunday morning sermon, Finding Dry Land, with Scripture taken from Exodus 14:19-31. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.First Baptist Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK The Rev. Jon Beck will be speaking at the morning service and the evening service. Wednesday services include prayer meeting/Bible study as well as children and youth activities. Spanish Church, led by the Rev. Jonathan Soltero, meets Sunday and Wednesday. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. For more information, call 453-6681 or e-mail info@fbcap.net/.First Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID Pastor Darryl George will preach the sermon titled Unchangeable The Marker of Life! on Sunday. The mornings service will be a special 10-year anniversary service of 9/11. The church will have a day of prayera nd a marker of memory. If able, please wear red, white and blue as the congregation prays for revival of the covenant America made top rayer 10 years ago this day. The church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper avenues in Placid Lakes. For more information, call 465-5 126 from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday or email the church at placidlakes@hotmail.comF irst Christian ChurchA VON PARK Remembering in the Name of Love is the title sermont his week given by Pastor Greg Ratliff. The congregat ion will include the Remembering of 9/11 anniversary, which still hasa n effect on us today. Sunday evening, members w ill come back together for a family movie. Snacks will be provided. First Christian Church of Avon Parks motto is JesusF irst at First Christian Church. T he church is at 1016 W. Camphor (behind the Wachovia Bank). Call 453-5 334 or email firstchristianap@embarqmail.com w ith any questions or to request information. The church website is w ww.firstchristianap.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the Lords Table this Sunday morning will be Bob and Betty Harcourt. Communionw ill be served by Carol Chandler and Jayne Weldy. T he Call to Worship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer will ber ead in unison. Marla Null will be the greeter at the service this Sunday. Carol and Mike Graves will be working withC hildrens Church the whole month of September. The pastors sermon is titled He Will Wipe Away Every Tear from Revelation2 1:1-4. Robin Martin will be watching the children in the nursery this month. The acolyte for September is Nina Kunsak. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave. Call 3850352 for information.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday, Pastor Bob Johnsons sermon is titled Favorite Bible Verses of Our 90-Year-Olds. This service will honor those who have either turned 90 this year or will in 2012. All the music sung or played during the service are the favorites of the 11 honorees: Robert and Jane Barben, Betty Burch, Bernice Bartlett, Enid Henderson, Mildred MacMillan, Dee Ownby, Ruth Rowley, Cecil and Jean Souders and Tom Stewart. Aspecial meal and program will be held immediately after worship service in fellowship hall. The choirs anthem will be My God and I. Special music will be His Eye is on the Sparrow and Ivory Palaces with Wendy Garcia at the piano and Cheryl Sanders at the organ. The adult Sunday school class will resume their study about David in II Samuel. Youth Band and The Family Gathering are Sunday. On Tuesday, the Session meets. On Wednesday, Bible study is led by Pastor Bob Johnson. Mary Circle meets, and the choir practices. On Thursday, the Mens Fellowship meets and returns to the church for a shortB ible study and a work project at a members home. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with two entrances on LagrandeS treet). For more information, call the church office at 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING God is Our Refuge and Strength is the title of Sunday morningss ermon given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer. Monday the Miriam Circle m eets. Call for a place. Tuesday the Grief Support Group meets in the adultc lassroom. Wednesday is choir r ehearsal in the adult classroom. Thursday is the Womens M inistries board meeting in the adult classroom.First United Methodist Church ofS ebringS EBRING The Rev. A.C .Bryant will give the m essage Stephen The Face of an Angel with Scripture reading taken fromA cts 6:8-15. Family Fellowship Dinner a nd Bible study on Wednesday in the Family Life Center. U nited Methodist Women will attend a Mission Sampler Event on Saturday, Sept. 17. Call the church office for i nformation at 385-5184. The church is downtown at 126 S. Pine St. Visit the website at www.sebringfirstumc.com.Grace Pointe ChurchSEBRING Grace Pointe Ministries meets at2 00 Lark Ave., Sebring Hills Association Clubhouse. T uesdays lesson is The Future Revealed The Seven Vials Revelation 16. Pastor Zimmer continues the river renewal sermons eries Sunday on the Psalms, which will continue for several more weeks. Children ministry provided. Upcoming events: Sept. 2 5 is the Family Celebration meal. October is Women of Grace to be announced. The Friday night Skype service will be making some changes. Plans are to make services more effective and to enhance this weekly outreach. Ustream available (live or 24/7) of all services in Sebring. Log on to ustream.tv, and then enter gracepointetv in the search box.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID The sermon series at Memorial on Contentment in Jesus continues. This week the topic is Why Cant WeAll Just Get Along Together using I Corinthians 12:12-27 and John 17. The Rev. Claude Burnett will preach in the Sanctuary for the Heritage (Traditional) Worship Service and the Celebration (Blended Worship. The Rev. Fred Ball, senior pastor, will lead the New Song (ContemporaryW orship Service in Rob Reynolds Fellowship Hall. The format for Youth Fellowship on Sunday nights changes this week. Middles chool students will arrive at the Lighthouse from 4-5:30 p.m. while high school students come from 5:30-7 p.m. The church is behind the t ower at 500 Kent Ave. Call 465-2422 for more information.P arkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday m orning Bible lesson, From Generation to Generation, is taken from the fourthc hapter of Proverbs (King James Version). P astor Jim Scaggs will bring the /11 message in the Sunday morning ande vening services.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING On Sunday the sermon topic will be Forgiveness taken from Matthew 18:21-35. Anew B lended Service will begin at 11 a.m.. Disciple Bible Study will be Sundaye vening. Choir is Wednesday.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING This Sunday morning, Pastor Keith Simmons will have a sermon titled How to OvercomeE vil, with Scripture taken from Romans 12:9-21 (verses 17, 19-21). Sunday school will be studying The Birth of aN ew Community, with Scripture taken from M atthew 1:18-23. For more information, call 3 85-1597.Spring Lake Presbyterian ChurchS EBRING Sunday mornings sermon, Esther, the Essential taken from the Scripture Esther 4, will be given by the Rev. DonD avis.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. The Rev. Clyde Weavers Sunday sermon will be Realities of the Kingdom. Fellowship follows the service.The Way ChurchSEBRING Marks of a Good Soldier of the Cross will be Pastor Reinhold Buxbaums message. Scripture from II Timothy Chapter 2. The J Unit (youth meets Wednesdays. Sunday will be the beginning of the church membership classes. The Way Church is at 1005 N. Ridgewood. The church phone is 471-6140; the pastors cell is 273-3674. For information and the pastors messages, go to www.thewaychurch.org/. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, September 9, 2011Page 7B STATE FARM; 3.639"; 2"; Black; **internet included**; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 7 7 4 4 5 5 AVON PARK BINGO; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv incentive; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 7 7 5 5 2 2 RELIGION As for you, son of man, t he children of your people are talking about you b esides the walls and in the doors of their houses; and they speak to one another,e veryone saying to his brother, Please come and h ear what the word is that comes from the Lord.So they come to you as people do, they sit before you as My people, and they heary our words, but they do not do them; for with their m outh they show much love, but their hearts pursue their own gain. Indeedy ou are to them as a lovely song of one who has a p leasant voice and can play well on an instrument; for they hear your words, but t hey do not do them. One of the often heard cries is that the Word of God, i.e. Bible is archaic, out-dated, irrelevant, old-f ashion and just not up to speed for today. Do you know when the above quoted words were spoken? Last week? Last year?H ow about 600 B.C. (Ezekiel 33:30-32 p reacher of the gospel of Christ today sees the truth-f ulness of these words as if the ink were still wet. Therefore, the Hebrew writer could proclaim, For the word of God is livinga nd powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12 As then as well as today, the proof is in the pudding.J ames states it this way: But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. (James 1:22This little book of five chapters given to us by the Holy Spirit has been called the gospel of common sense. And indeed it is. Note the positive and negative statements in James 1:21 ... lay aside all filthiness and wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word which is able to save your souls. Implanted? As we know, one of the greatest fears ofa physical implant is rejection not becoming a part of the new body. Bingo, that is the same principle James is presenting. But did you notice what has to been given up for the implanted word to work? All filthiness and overflow of wickedness. The gospel of common sense continues in 1:2325 with a practical illustration that we can relate to daily. We look into a mirror to see what needs to be d one, i.e. face shaved, hair combed, proper makeup, e tc. If we see the need and do not do what is needed, it was vain/useless to look into the mirror. The application in verse 25 is tooc lear and powerful to miss. In other words, only the f ood (physical or spiritual that sticks (implanted/engraftedsa ny good. Beneficial Bible study will be converted to s piritual energy/works. Therefore, Let your light so shine before men, that t hey may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16 Note the following cont rast of the effect of the living Word: Now when the chief priests and Pharisees heard His parables, they perceived thatH e was speaking of them. But when they sought to l ay hands on Him, they feared the multitudes,b ecause they took Him for a prophet. (Matthew 21:45,46) and There were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, int hat they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.T herefore many of them believed, and also not a few of the Greeks, prominent women as well as men. (Acts 17:11,12) The living Word of God is still sharper than a twoedged sword (Hebrews 4:12) and still has the power of the seed of the kingdom (Luke 8:11). The problem is in the soil and the need for proper preparation of the heart: Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? (Romans 2:4 those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. (Matthew 5:6This mindset will then lead to the most important question and answer: Sirs, what must I do to be saved? (Acts 16:30-34 Frank Parker is a Sebring resident and can be contacted at frankparker27@yahoo.com. Living Word Guest Column Frank Parker RELIGION GUIDELINES: The News-Sunp ublishes religion news on Fridays. T he submission deadline is 5 p.m. M onday to be considered for publication i n the following Fridas paper. S ubmit items to the N ews-Sunsf rom 8 a .m. to 5 p.m. weekdays; fax to 3852 453; send e-mail toe ditor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,News-Sun,2227 U.S. 27 South,Sebring,FL 33870. For information,call 385-6155,ext. 516. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, September 9, 2011www.newssun.com RELIGION 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. W ilmont 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+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. Childrens Church; 6 p.m. Evening Service. Nursery provided for Sunday morning service. Regular Wednesday schedule: 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting; 6 p.m. childrens 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 Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863 www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and womens prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 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 Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, 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 Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. 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. and 5 p.m. Saturday; 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Spanish Mass at 5 p.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday. English Family Mass, 5 p.m. 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 Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 3 3872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours,9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863 Web at www.firstchristianap.com. O ur motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study,6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. P ine 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. C HURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway. Our hours of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852 Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck routeAvonPark. 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 (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 First Presbyterian Church to observe Sept. 11 anniversaryLAKE PLACID The call to remember runs throughout Scripture. That call is extended regarding matters of enduringi mportance, that are historic, that shape our lives, our hearts, our souls. This call goes out regarding things that are both good and evil in nature. Yet we are a people veryp rone to forgetfulness regarding these kinds of matters. And to pettiness in regards to matters where we simply did not get our way. This year, Sept. 11th falls on S unday. Services at First Presbyterian Church will include time to remember and pray for ourn ation, as well as to honor those in our community who serve as first responders. Every time theyr espond to a call, they can never be sure exactly what they will e ncounter, what dangers may be involved and how it will all work out. While many times it may ber outine and rather uneventful, by their estimation, it can be quite h arrowing and may be a life-threatening situation at any time. Pastor Ray Cameron said, We welcome those who serve the public as first responders, includingv olunteers, to join us and wear your uniform if you would like. We a re proud of you and thankful for you. We do wish to remember together and honor you for your service.Bless Our Schools is Sept. 18Churches around the world unite t ogether for Bless Our Schools Sunday on Sept. 18. On Sept. 18, churches around the world will cry out to the Lord for the students, teachers and school staff in theirc ongregations. Imagine the impact this time of prayer will have on that worn-out teacher, the weary principal, the school board member thats standing up for biblical val-u es, as well as every school in your community. Bless Our Schools Sunday, hoste d by Moms In Touch International, is a time for churches to ask all the educators (teachers,a dministrators, staff, school board, etc.) and/or students in their cong regations to stand or come forward while the pastor prays blessing over them for the school year.P astors will have the freedom to celebrate Bless Our Schools S unday in a way that best fits the service and congregation. Some might even have a whole sermon based on blessing our schools through prayer, and highlight testi-m onies from MITI moms, teachers and students. C hurches are welcome to participate in Bless Our Schools at their S aturday services, as well. Last year, 700 churches from 20 different countries participated in the first Bless Our Schools Sunday. It was just a great opportunity tos how our students and school staffs that they are important to us, wrote one mom. (More testimonies from Bless Our Schools are available online.) T he 27-year-old prayer ministry, Moms In Touch International has one goal to gather women together to pray scripturally and specifically for children and schools.M others in more than 130 countries around the world meet regularly, spending an hour prayingt hrough the Four Steps of Prayer: praising God for who He is, silently confessing any sins, thankingG od for what He has done, and interceding on behalf of children, t eachers and school staff. The Moms In Touch International Booklet, available in 48 lan-g uages/versions, explains the biblical principle of the Four Steps of P rayer, praying in one-accord, agreement prayer and how to facilitate a powerful hour of prayer that not only impacts the lives of the children and school staff beingp rayed for, but also changes the lives of the moms, as they develop a n intimate prayer relationship with our Heavenly Father. For more information about Moms In Touch International, visitt he website at www.MomsInTouch.org.Chad Varga brings messageLORIDA Chad Varga, of the Christian ministry Inspire Now is an ex-professional basketball athlete who will be bringing theS unday morning message at First Baptist Church Lorida. He is a dynamic speaker who relates to all ages and will share his testimony and insights. T he church is at 1927 Blessings Ave., Lorida. For further information, call 655-1878. A wana for grades kindergarten through middle school begins on Wednesday, Sept. 17, from 6-7:30p .m. .First Baptist Church plans eventsL AKE PLACID First Baptist Church of Lake Placid (119 E. R oyal Palm St.) will host the following events this week: Monday Prime Timers Covered Dish Luncheon at noon in the fellowship hall. Speaker: DaveS impson with Home Depot. Topic: Fall Flower Expo. New tips on p lanting flowers and vegetables. Bring a covered dish and a friend. Tuesday Confection Connection Womens Bible studyi n the church sanctuary. Speaker Cathee Poulsens topic will be Journeying Up From the Wilderness. Join us and discover where our real home is and howy ou can safely arrive there.First Baptist Sebring plans Womens ConferenceSEBRING First Baptist Church, 200 E. Center Ave.,is sponsoring a Womens Conference Oct. 21-22, with internationallyk nown speaker/writer Carol Kent. Tickets for either Friday evening, Saturday, or a two-dayt icket may be purchased through the church office or after church services. F or more information, call 3855154. The conference will be held i n the church fellowship hall, the Pine Street entrance.City-wide Day of Prayer plannedAVON PARK ACity-wide Day of Prayer will be from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18 at the Avon Park Holiness Camp Tabernacle, acrossf rom Walmart on U.S. 27 North. The public is encouraged to a ttend. Snapshots

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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, September 9, 2011Page 9B RELIGION EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer .Service time is 9:30 with Holy Communion. Coffee hour following services. Newcomers welcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail redeemer1895@aol.com Web site: redeemeravon.com The church is at 839 Howes Way,Avon Park (two miles north of Sun N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells Dodge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. The Rev. Jim Kurtz, rector. Church office 3857649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL33852. Phone: 4650051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening: Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 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 0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev. Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bringa 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 includew eekly adult Bible studies. Faiths C loset Thrift Store (385-2782 o pen 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 (AALCAmerican 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 with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS 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 roundfice phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. A small friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and childrens church are provided. The church is p art of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3140482, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown i ng@hotmail.com. Web site is www. ctmforme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone,3 82-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. The Lords Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the Millennium Church. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer a Saturday service at6 p.m. with Pastor Tiger Gullett in the Millennium Church. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org All teachings are taken from the Manufacturers Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer M inistry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; 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 Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering e ducation 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 Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL33825. (863 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 onlye 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 98The 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 lifes journey, youre welcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP A ssociated PressHARTFORD, Conn. Americas houses of worship have increased their interfaith outreach since 9/11, a new survey has found.S till, about three-quarters of U.S. congregations have no interreligious activities. The study of more than 11,000 congregations was part of the FaithC ommunities Today surveys, which have tracked trends since 2000. The latest findings were released Wednesday by Hartford Seminary. Researchers found that nearly 14 p ercent of congregations share worship with other faith traditions, up from just under 7 percent since2 000. About 20 percent of houses of worship participated in interfaithc ommunity service projects, compared to 7.7 percent a decade earlie r. However, 73 percent of the congregations were not involved ina ny of the four interfaith activities measured by the surveys authors: j oint worship, celebrations, educational activities and community service. While evangelical involvement i n interfaith outreach remains low, researchers did find an increase in interfaith worship among Christian conservative congregations from 4 percent in 2000 to 12 percent in2 010 and a jump in evangelical congregations that conducted community service work with other faith traditions. Still, old line Protestant congreg ations with more liberal theology were more likely by a nearly 2-to-1 margin than conservative Christian churches to engage in interfaith worship.N ews conferences on opposing sides of NC gay marriage banRALEIGH, N.C. (AP S everal Democratic lawmakers and black clergy took opposing viewp oints Tuesday on a state constitutional amendment that would ban gay marriage, a sign that the pro-p osed ballot question still divides racial, partisan and religious g roups days before the Legislature meets to consider it. Key members of the House Democratic Caucus held a news c onference to oppose the amendment, which if approved likely would be on the statewide ballot in 2012. Lawmakers brought along execut ives of North Carolina businesses who said such an amendment would discourage new, growing companies from calling the state home because of a perception itsl eaders dont like gays and lesbians. Supporters of the amendment counter that states that already have prohibitions of same-sex mar-r iage in their constitutions arent seeing businesses leave for other states because of that issue. S everal African-American clergy who spoke at a later news conference said same-sex relationshipsv iolate Bible teaching and called on the Legislature to let the public v ote on the issue. The Rev. Johnny Hunter of Cliffdale Community Church inF ayetteville said gay rights activists have offended black peop le by equating the efforts to support gay marriage with the 1960s civil rights movement. But the Rev. William Barber, p resident of the state chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, said the sponsors of the amendment bill, who are overwhelminglyR epublican, are actually trying to take civil rights backward with the amendment. No matter our color or faith traditions, those who stand for lovea nd justice are not about to fall for this amendment mess, Barber said in a statement released by the gay rights group Equality North Carolina.P oll: Small percentage of NYC residents will attend worship on anniversary of 9/11 attacksN EWYORK (APWhile most New York City residents still r emember where they were when they heard about the Sept. 11 attacks, data from a poll releasedT uesday shows that some plan to go about their regular days on the u pcoming anniversary while others go to commemorative events. Ten percent of those surveyed said they would attend religious c eremonies at their places of worship, while 6 percent said they would attend formal ceremonies marking the anniversary. Hundreds of religious services a re planned for the weekend of the anniversary, which falls this year on a Sunday. Many interfaith events have also been scheduled in New York,W ashington and elsewhere. The NY1-Marist Poll found that 97 percent of those polled remembered where they were and what they were doing when they firsth eard about the attacks, while 3 percent did not. When asked what they would be d oing on the 10th anniversary, 37 percent of respondents said they would be going about their dailyr outines. Another 25 percent said they w ould reflect on the day at work or at home, while 23 percent said they would be following media coveringt he commemoration events. Manhattan residents were the m ost likely to say they would be keeping their daily routine, with 47 percent saying they wouldnt alter their schedule. Study finds increase in interfaith activity, low participation

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C M Y K The Community Calendar provides a brief listing of local clubs and organizations who meet on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of the group to update the NewsS un on any changes in this listing by calling 385-6155, ext. 516; send any changes by e-mail to editor@newss un.com; or mail them to N ews-Sun Community Calendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870.FRIDAY Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 S un N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 314-0891. Alzheimers Association Support Group meets at 6 p.m. second Friday at the Oaks of Avon in AvonPark. For details, call 385-3444. American Legion Post 25 hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Cost is $6. Shrimp also is available for s ame price. Open to the publ ic. Tickets in the lounge on Friday night. Lounge hours a re from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 has karaoke from 7 p.m. until f inal call at the post, 528 N. P ine St., Sebring. Post open a t noon. Happy Hour from 46 p.m. Members and guests o nly. For details, call 4711448. Avon Park Breakfast Rotary Club meets 7 a.m., Rotary Club building. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers a class in Lake Placid at the Sunshine RV Resort from 911 a.m. Friday. For more i nformation, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e-mail him at s amdunn@samdunn.net Heartland AIDS Network m eets 9 a.m., second Friday, Heartland Professional Plaza L earning Center, Sebring. Heartland Clubs meet at 3:30 p.m. on the second F riday of each month at Placid Lakes Town Hall Building, 2010 Placid Lakes B lvd. Call 699-6773. Highlands Social Dance Club hosts ballroom dancing every Friday, October through March from 7-9:30 p.m. at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway. Dance the night away to the music of the areas Big Bands. All club dances are open to the public. Appropriate dress required. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. Call 385-6671. Lake Country Cruisers has a car show from 5-8 p.m. second Friday at Woodys Bar-B-Q parking lot, Lake Placid. There is a live disc jockey and door prizes. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. There is a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8.50 per person. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves wings, fish and burgers at 6 p.m. Music provided from 7-11 p.m. Pool tournament is at 8 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Fridays. For details or info o n lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves chicken or fish baskets from 5-7 p.m. at the c lub, 12921 U.S. 98, S ebring, for a $4 donation. Blind darts is played at 7 p.m. For details, call 6554 007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 serving buffet dinner at 5-7 p.m. Elks and guests invited. Dance music in ballroom at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and dance is $10 donation. For reservations, call 385-8647 or 4713557. Smoke-free environment. Lounge is open from 1-10 p.m. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave. For details, call 385-2966 or l eave a name, number and m essage. Veterans of Foreign W ars Post 3800 serves s teak by the ounce from 5 :30-7 p.m. every fourth F riday at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake P lacid. Texas Hold em lessons, 2 p.m. For more d etails, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign W ars Post 4300 serves pizza from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. SATURDAY American Legion Post 25 serves sirloin burgers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Jam session is from 2-4 p.m. The lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Members and guests invited. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 69 in AvonPark serves dinner at 5 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot d ogs served. Happy Hour 46 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Public Library has a free Adult Film Series a t noon. For details, call 4523803. Cancer Support Group meets from 10-11:30 a.m. at C hrist Fellowship Church, 2 935 New Life Way, Sebring, hosted by Sue and Kristi O lsen. Call 446-1284 or 3852974.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides free assisted riding sessions for adults and children with special needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College Drive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands Shrine Club, 2606 State Road 17 South, Avon Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) has a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., country store open from 8 a.m. to noon and pancake breakfast served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Vendors are welcome. No setup fee is charged for the summer months. Plenty of off road parking. Amonthly social is planned at 6:30 p.m. on the second Saturday at the club. There will be dinner and music provided for dancing. Reservations are required by calling 382-2208. Lake Placid Art League has a class in Pastels/Acrylics taught by Llewellyn Rinald from from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 opens the lounge at 1 p.m. Card games are played at 1 p.m., and Bar Bingo is at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is o pen to members and their guests. For details, call 4652661. Narcotics Anonymous N ew Day Group meets at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, S ebring. For information call H eartland area helpline (863 683-0630. More information on other meetings and e vents at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Oak Street, Lake Placid. For more details, call 382-1821. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves dinner from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 9 8, Sebring. Music is from 71 0 p.m. For details, call 6554007. Sebring Hills A ssociation has a pancake breakfast from 8-10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at the clubhouse, 200 L ark Ave. All the pancakes, sausage, OJ, coffee or tea you can eat or drink for $3 for members and $3.50 for n on-members. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 serves breakfast from 8-11 a.m. and horse racing at 5:30 p.m. every second and fourth Saturday at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake P lacid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves a m eal for $6 from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. SUNDAY American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 1-9 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 46 p.m. Members and guests o nly. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 lounge is open from 17 p.m. Card games start at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open t o members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has k araoke in the pavilion. Horseshoes played at 9:30 a .m. Food available at 4 p.m. O pen to members and qualif ied guests only. Overeaters Anonymous, m eets from 4-5 p.m. in second floor conference r oomNo. 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 382-7731. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. For details on the organization, go to www.oa.org Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 offers NASCAR racing in the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open and kitchen open from 2-5 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 serves hamburgers from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 Karaoke is from 5-8 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN WITH ME family group meets at 10:30 a.m. every Monday at the Heartland Christian Church on Alt. 27 in Sebring. The church is behind Southgate Shopping Center where Publix is. For more information call 385-5714. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal Church, Lakeshore Drive, Sebring. For more details, call 385-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group m eets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 S un N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. F or details, call 314-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Rosewood Center, 517 U.S. 27 South, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 202-0647.. American Legion Post 74 Sons of Legion meet at 6 p.m. Executive board meets at 7 p.m. on second Monday at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Happy hour from 46 p.m. Post open noon-8 p.m. Call 471-1448. AmVets Post 21 meets 6 p.m. second Monday, at the post, 2029 U.S. 27 South, Sebring. All members welcome. AmVets Post 21 plays d arts at 7:30 p.m. for memb ers and guests. For details, call 385-0234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleb oard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. BALANCE Dual Diagnosed (Addiction andM ental Health) Support Group meets the second a nd fourth Monday of the m onth from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Florida Hospital Sebring, C onference Room 1. QiGong to follow at 7 p.m. Call 3 86-5687. Boy Scout Troop 482 m eets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave., Lake Placid. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. Diabetes Insulin Pump Support Group meets the second Monday from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Florida Hospital Heartland Division Diabetes Center, 4023 Sun N Lake. Call 402-0177 for more information. Diabetes Support Group meets the second and fourth Monday from 1-2:30 p.m. in Florida Hospital Conference Room 3 in Sebring. Call 4020177 for guest speaker list. Fairmount Mobile Estates Lunch Bunch meets at noon second Monday at Homers Smorgasbord in Sebring. For d etails, call 382-0481. Florida Association H ome 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 the second and fourth Monday at the Sebring Country Estates Civic Association clubhouse, 3240 Grand Prix Drive (down the street from Wal-Mart). Dancing will be held every month until April 2008. Classes are being started now in the Sebring and Lake Placid area. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or visit the Web site at www.samdun.net .Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:306:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 452-0006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. For information, call 314-8877. Heartland Riders Association meets at 6 p.m. s econd Monday at the Sebring Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center in Village Plaza (across from Sebring Gate Station). For details, call 402-1165. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Bill Varner at 386-0855. Highlands County Homeowners Association meets the second Monday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Sebring Country Estates Clubhouse at 3240 Grand Prix Drive in Sebring. Highlands County Parkinsons Support Group meets at 10 a.m. second Monday at First Baptist Church in Downtown S ebring. For details, call 453-6589. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands C ounty Agri-Civic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. F or details, call 402-6540. Highlands Sertoma Club m eets at noon, Takis Family R estaurant, Sebring. Highlands County Senior S quadron, Civil Air Patrol t he U.S. Air Force Auxiliary meets the second and fourth Monday nights at the Sebring Airport Terminal Building. All are welcome. For further information, call 471-1433 between 4 and 7 p.m. Insulin Pump Support Group meets from 3-4:30 p .m. the second Monday of every month in conference Room 3 of Florida Hospital. This group is open to alli nsulin pump wearers, their families and anyone who is interested in knowing more about insulin pumps. Preregistration is not required. For information, call 4020177. Lake Placid Art League w ill have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted byA nne Watson, from from 9:30 a .m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall B lvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose play s cards at 2 p.m. Open to m embers and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 1 0:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a selfh elp group for families and f riends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No 2 494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Lodge phone number 4 52-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, n ear the First Congregation a l Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863m ation on other meetings a nd events at www.naflheartl and.org. Placid Lakes Bridge Club m eets 12-4:30 p.m. second and fourth Monday in Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 P lacid Lakes Blvd. No meetings from end of May to O ctober. For details, call 4 65-4888. Rotary Club of Highland s County meets at 6:15 p.m. a t Beef O Bradys, Sebring. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at t he clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 M ondays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 h as the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. Smoke-free environment. For more details, c all 471-3557. Sebring Historical Society open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p .m. Monday-Friday. Locate d in back side of Sebring Public Library building on L ake Jackson. For information, call 471-2522. Sebring Moose Lodge 2 259 plays Texas Hold em at 7 p.m. the second and f ourth Monday at 11675 U.S. 9 8, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. For details, call 655-3920. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL632, Sebring meets at 2 p.m. for weigh-in at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. Ford etails, call 659-1019. Veterans of Foreign W ars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid For more details, call 699-5 444. Womans Club of Sebring meets at noon on the second Monday for lunch, from October through May, at the clubhouse, 4260 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-7268. Page 10BNews-SunFriday, September 9, 2011www.newssun.com UPG; 3.639"; 6"; Black; 9/2,9,14; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 6 6 3 3 2 2 COMMUNITYCALENDAR GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE

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C M Y K By CHRISTYLEMIRE A PMovie CriticThe calm is whats so startling in Contagion thec ool precision with which Steven Soderbergh depicts a d eadly virus that spreads throughout the world, quickly claiming millions of vict ims. Theres no great panic in his tone, no hysteria. Soderbergh has amassed a dazzling cast of Oscar win-n ers but this is not like those s disaster movies that had melodrama to match their star power. Characters become i ncreasingly confused and frustrated, they struggle to s urvive and then die in a matter-of-fact way. Even thee ventual instances of looting and rioting that crop up as they are wont to do in these kinds of movies when societal rules have long since beena bandoned feel like blips of intensity, understandable reactions to an incomprehensible situation. Working from a script by S cott Z. Burns, who also wrote his 2009 comedy The Informant!, Soderbergh takes us from suburban living rooms to labs at the Centers for Disease Control to remote Asian villages with equally clear-eyed realism. The attention to detail and to the infinite ways germs can spread that we probably dont want to think about provide the sensation that this sort of outbreak really could happen right now. Contagion begins with Gwyneth Paltrows character, Beth, coughing as she reaches into a bowl of peanuts at an airport bar on her way home to Minneapolis from a business trip in Hong Kong. This is Day 2, we are told, and she will end up being Patient Zero. With the help ofa low-key but propulsive e lectronic score, Soderbergh steadily focuses on the handsa s he jumps from Chicago to Tokyo to London in these early scenes, fluidly revealing how we pass our credit card to a waitress or grasp ab us railing or press an elevator button. Kate Winslets character, the steely Dr. Erin Mears, who thrusts herself into thev ortex as the virus starts developing, offers a chilling statistic to some skeptical medical administrators: We touch our hands to our face 2,000 to 3,000 times ... a day. I dont even want to finish writing this review for fear of whats lurking on my own laptop. But I must. As Soderbergh did in the superior Traffic, he intertwines various story lines to give us a complete picture of the devastation. Matt Damon, as Paltrows stoic husband, Mitch, tries to stay strong and protect his teenage daughter as it becomes clear that theyre both immune. Jude Law, believably skeevy as an online journalist with questionable ethics, digs for the truth of the story but government scientists are just as keen on stopping the s pread of information as they are the disease itself. Marion Cotillard gets a bit l ost in the shuffle, though, as Dr. Leonora Orantes of the W orld Health Organization, whos working backward to find the diseases origin. S hes gone for large chunks of time and her plot line feels unfinished; its an example of how, given the enormity of the cast and the subject mat-t er, not all of the characters are fleshed out as well as youd like them to be. But then excellent character actors show up and lendw eight to some of the smallest parts: Hey, theres John H awkes as a janitor. Theres Bryan Cranston as L aurence Fishburnes boss at the CDC. And youd like to see more of them, too. Despite all the big names crammed together, JenniferE hle might just steal this thing as Fishburnes righthand woman, Dr. Ally Hextall, whos racing to finda vaccine even as the number o f dead skyrockets. Like the film itself, shes got an irresistible cool about her. But shes also so confident and radiates such no-nonsense intelligence, she commands the screen every time she shows up. (And how great is it that three of the top scientists here are strong, decisive women?) Her performance represents one of many elements of Contagion that will make you stop and think. And then wash your hands. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, September 9, 2011Page 11B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 9/9/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 7 7 5 5 3 3 DearAbby: I am a confident, well-establisheda dministrative professional who has worked with an executive team most of my career. I organized a very large company party and, because my regular caterer didnt specialize in the kind of barbecue that was needed, It ook a chance on an unknown one. I had never u sed this caterer, but went on the recommendation of three colleagues I trust. I n the end, it was the most humiliating disaster Ive ever e xperienced. Not only was there not enough food, but it was presented in a sloppy, unprofessional manner. No beverages arrived, so we hadt o do without them for the event. I have never had anything like this happen before, and the responsibility was mine.I t was embarrassing for me and the people I work with. I c ouldnt even show my face. I stayed in the background trying to fix things as best Ic ould. I cant seem to get past this. I feel like a failure. I am s eriously thinking of applying for a job at another comp any so I can put it all behind me. I had red flags along the way, but ignored them because I trusted the individuals who recommend-e d the caterer. What are your thoughts? Wish Id Gone With My Gut DearWish: Youre a perfectionist, and I respect that. But before you punish your-s elf by throwing away a perfectly good career with your c urrent company over one regrettable screwup, please consider that NOBODYbats 1000. Yes, what happened was regrettable, but its int he past. Its possible that the recommended caterer was also having a bad day. If you need absolution, discuss this with your employer. Youh ave learned your lesson. Now let it go. DearAbby: Im four months pregnant with our second child and dreading the birth because of my fiances parents. After the birth of our first child, I asked Cliff to allow me two weeks without overnight visitors so I could settle in with the new baby. That following weekend his parents called and said, Were com-i ng, and were staying with you guys My mom and Cliff were the only ones in the deliveryr oom, and thats how I wanted it. I want it that way again this time. Cliffs mom had made it clear her feelings were hurt because shew asnt being invited in. Because my son will be l ess than 2 years old when the new baby comes, my mom will be taking vacation t ime to come and help me out. Is it wrong of me to tell C liffs parents they cant come and stay that soon after the birth of the new one? Cliff and his dad act like long-lost frat guys when theys ee each other, and I find it irresponsible, childish and a s ore spot in our relationship. Pregnant With Apprehension D earPregnant: Your problem isnt your fiances p arents. Its his inability to act like a mature adult. When his parents announced t hey were coming, he should have put a stop to it then and there. Because he seems u nwilling to speak up, YOU must assume that responsib ility, unless you want a repeat of the open house party that happened the last time. When you give birth your w ishes should be paramount. It is not performance art. Your doctor will back you up if you make your wishes clear in advance. Cliffs mom might have been more welcome thist ime if she hadnt intruded after your last delivery. But, p lease, dont place the blame entirely on her because its possible your fiance didnt tell her you needed peace, quiet and time to adjustw hen they announced they were coming Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O.B ox 69440, Los Angeles, CA 9 0069. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two booklets: Abbys Favorite Recipes and More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby. Send ab usiness-size, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $12 (U.S. funds Dear Abby Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included in price.) Dinner disaster makes party planner want to disappear DIVERSIONS Dear Abby C laudette Barius/Warner Bros. Pictures/MCT Jude Law as Alan Krumwiede in the thriller "Contagion," a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Calm, realism are weapons in Contagion Movie Review Contagion R ating: PG-13 (disturbing c ontent and some language) Running time: 103 minutes Review: (of 4 Associated PressN EWYORK Whether it is being encased in an egg or wearing slabs of meat, there never is a questionw hether Lady Gaga will make a spectacle of herself at an awards show; the only question is just what kind. So when the MTV V ideo Music Awards came around this year, G aga did not disappoint. Although she dressed somewhat conservativelyi n short black hair, a dingy white T-shirt, a b lack blazer and pants, it was whom she embodied that made headlines: a man, whom she called Jo Calderone. The temporaryg ender switch marked yet another act in Gagas s trange pop odyssey. What actually made the VMAs so noteworthy,h owever, was that Gaga was not the only oddity w ho graced the stage. In one corner there was Katy Perry, sporting pink haira nd a giant yellow cube on top of her head. And then there was Nicki M inaj, who wore a colorful surgical mask, a rainb ow-colored wig, a minitutu made out of cubic designs, with an attached string of stuffed toys. It was not too long ago t hat pops top ladies were likely to try to out-sex each other, from plunging necklines to gyrating stage performances. But Gaga, Minaj and Perry are part of a groupo f contemporary pop stars who are finding success b y defying the conventional definition of sexiness with oddball tactics and wacky outfits, recalling pop stars from thep ast, from Cyndi Lauper to Annie Lennox to Grace Jones. All three are emblematic of the millennial gen-e ration, who are constantly remixing and reshaping their identities, said MTVpresident Stephen Friedman, speaking about Perry, Gaga and Minaj. It used to be all about the jocks and the beautiful women, and now the nerd is the new jock, Friedman continued. The currency is about being smart and funny and different, and I think thats what theyre playing into: (it ferent than what you can expect the day before. Ke$ha, who was absent from this yearsVMAs, has also rebelled against the norm. She burst on the scene with her sideshow style singing about brushing her teeth with Jack Daniels; she now wears a necklace of her fans teeth. She wears her disheveled look with pride: At last years VMAs, Minaj sported a fitted dress and pink wig, Perry also sported a sexy dress with pink and purple highlights in her hair. Ke$ha rocked a trash bag. People are like, Oh, maybe you should tone the homeless thing down?Its just not going to happen, Ke$ha said. I like looking homeless sometimes. I like looking like a drunken grandma sometimes. I like looking like a tribal warrior from the future sometimes, and Im not going to stop playing with my style for anybody Weird w orks for ladies of US pop Associated PressNEWYORK The joint memoir of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, soon-to-be-retired astronaut Mark Kelly, is coming out Nov. 15. The book, titled Gabby: A Story of Courage and Hope, was written with The Last Lecture co-author Jeffrey Zaslow. Scribner spokesman Brian Belfiglio said Wednesday that Giffords has been fully engaged with the collaborative writing process of the book at every step. An Arizona Democrat, she is still recovering from the Jan. 8 shooting when a gunman opened fire outside a Tucsonarea grocery store as she met with constituents. According to Scribner, the book will be a deeply personal account covering everything from Giffords political career to Kellys time on the space shuttle Endeavour to her recovery over the past several months. Kelly is slated to retire Oct. 1. Giffords-Kelly memoir coming out Nov. 15 Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876

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C M Y K LIVING 12B PA GE News-Sun Friday, September 9, 2011 DON COKER/COLUMBUS ENQUIRER/MCTBYDA VIDGO LDSTEINM cClatchy Newspapershe day began in crystalline sunlight and endlessly blue skies, but soon whipsawed into a decade of war, economic meltdown and deep political division. Ten years after Islamic terrorists hijacked passenger jets and crashed them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, the America that emerged from the smoke and rubble was in some ways a very different country. H ow different? First, a story: Its said that when President R ichard Nixon made his groundbreaking visit to Communist China in 1972, he asked Premier Zhou Enlai what he thought about the French Revolution. Its unclear if Zhou thought Nixon was asking about the political upheaval of 1789 or the Paris student demonstrations just four years earlier. In any case he replied: Too soon to tell. It might be too soon to fully understand the impact of 9/11 as well. Did it somehow help spark the Arab Spring because our response unleashed so much upheaval in the Middle East? Or the Tea Party, which harnessed an anxiety that America had lost control of events and turned that into an intimidating political force? It was easier to gauge the fallout on the day itself. From the moment of impact, the terrorists struck not only concrete and steel, but the very notion of American might and invincibility. From crowded cities to one-stoplight towns, from farmsteads to factories and across the rugged spaces where the singular character of America has been mythically chiseled and shaped, the nation held its collective breath. Perhaps we still do. Dont many of us pause when we hear the unmistakable scream of a jet engine in downward flight and wait? I think 9/11 and its aftermath years later were a shock to our national consciousness because of the way we thought about ourselves and our place in the world, said Nicholas Burns, the American ambassador to NATO at the time and a top State Department official during the Iraq War. It has been a much more difficult, much more fearful time for us. Historian Douglas Brinkley said 9/11 put America into an unfamiliar defensive crouch. It triggered a mad rush to protect ourselves. We endorsed government measures that pierced the privacy of email and telephones, and created a mammoth security bureaucracy that frisked nuns at airports but, two Christmases ago, missed a would-be bomber with explosives tucked into his underwear. In the relentless search for security, weve wrestled with questions that go to the heart of who we are. Have warrantless wiretaps made us safer or just chipped away at the wall that protects the public from overzealous authority? Has torturing suspected terrorists saved American lives or undermined the values we trumpet around the world? Photographs from Abu Ghraib, the infamous Baghdad prison where Americans abused and tortured Iraqis, then put them on display, shocked the world. Is that who weve become? I dont think America ever lost touch with the good part of itself, said former Sen. Bob Kerrey, a member of the 9/11 commission and a Medal of Honor winner who lost part of a leg during combat in Vietnam.Casualties, cynicism mountNearly 3,000 people died on Sept. 11. The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq that followed have so far claimed 6,000 American lives and tens of thousands of civilians in each country. Military suicides are at record levels. Another 45,000 U.S. troops have been wounded, some in devastating ways, and will forever bear the scars of their service. Troops are coming home, but there are no victory parades, Burns said. The country is spent emotionally and fiscally. The wars have cost us more than $1 trillion, all on credit, and thats come back to haunt us. Lots of kids ran down to the recruiting office, said Paul Rieckhoff, who led an infantry platoon in Iraq and now is executive director of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, a nonpartisan activist group. I dont think they thought theyd do five tours and come home to find an unprepared VA (Veterans Affairs Department) and unprepared work environment. The wars took their toll in other ways as well. The invasion of Iraq became shrouded in a fog of questionable motives. The war in Afghanistan, where the 9/11 plot was hatched, turned into a sideshow. Then just months after combat in Iraq began in 2003, former President George W. Bush declared mission accomplished. Yet the fighting continued for years. Casualties mounted, as did mistrust and cynicism over the entire undertaking. How different was his quick claim of victory from what President Franklin D. Roosevelt told Americans in 1942 about the rough going yet to come in World War II? our government has unmistakable confidence in your ability to hear the worst, without flinching or losing heart. In a democracy there is always a solemn pact of truth between government and the people. Was there any wonder when support for the war, if not the warriors, began to slip? When there are wars being fought and a sense of purpose has not been clear to the publi c, with problems being so complex, people do lose their trust in leadership, said presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.Cultural division progressesThough the dots didnt all connect, 9/11 for many became a lens for viewing everything thatc ame after: The wars, a sagging economy, the social and cultural rancor. They provided coher ence to the notion that the day was a point of demarcation. America has long been deeply divided on who it is and where we should go and what our priorities should be, said Richard Land, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Conventio n. I think 9/11 has probably sharpened it and perhaps revealed those divisions. Resentments festered. Fringe issues became mainstream. Decorum disappeared. ou lie! a congressman shouted at Preside nt Barack Obama during a speech. Critics questioned the presidents citizenship and warned th at death panels in his health reform plan would decide the fate of the elderly. Lawmakers worried inexplicably that Islamic religious law, or Sharia, might gain a foothold. It just seems as if the post-9/11 world has been a world in which our country seems to show itself as not very good in solving problem s anymore, said historian Michael Kazin of Georgetown University. Both parties reflect th is sense that America is not working very well, that were not able to set goals and achieve them. Abrief moment of national unity did occur in the immediate aftermath of 9/11. The country became a tapestry of shared grief. Leaders spok e with one voice. There was this sense there would be this profound change for the better, said documentary filmmaker Ken Burns. Americans were coming together in an unusually powerful way in the ashes. We live in a bittersweet memor y of that collective tragedy and collective possibility. It hasnt been the same since. Abraham Lincoln talked about the power of shared national sorrow and sacrifice at his first inaugural when he spoke of the mystic chords of memory stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave. They bind us to our past, he seemed to be saying, and we will best weather whatever befalls us together. Sept. 11, was that kind of common moment. When it was over, the Earth still turned in its usual orbit and the stars in the nighttime sky burned like a billion distant campfires. But the universe had shifted somehow. The moment before the towers fell and the moment after feels to me absolutely like a hing e moment in world history, said playwright Tony Kushner. Though weve felt the impact of 9/11, more will yet unfold. Ten years on, it still might be too soon to tell. Sept. 11 has made an indelible impact on the American psycheTOLIVIER DOULIERY/ABACAUSA.COM/MCTAflag containing the names of those killed in the Sept. 11 attacks on display inside the 9/11 chapel at the Pentagon. 1 0 YEARS LATER 9 II