The news-sun
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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
Physical Description: v. : ill. ;
Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 09-25-2011
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sebring (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Lake Placid
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Avon Park
Coordinates: 27.495556 x -81.444444 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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C M Y K NEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, September 25, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 113 | 75 cents www.newssun .com H ighLow 92 75C omplete Forecast PAGE 14A A few T-storms, mainly later F orecast Question: Has your opinion of Gov. Rick Scott changed in the last month? Next question: Would less regulation by the government help the economy recover from the recession? www.newssun .comM ake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Linda Griffis Age 66, of Louisville, Ky. Kenneth Wildey Age 89, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 23.3% No 76.7% 099099401007 T otal votes: 73 Arts & Entertainment6B Business8A Chalk Talk10B Classifieds11A Community Briefs2A Community Calendar11B Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby13B Editorial & Opinion4A Horoscope13B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times13B Pause & Consider13B Sports On TV2B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 4 4 0 0 A von Park . .21 LaBelle . . .14 Dunbar . . .3 3 Lake Placid . .0 L ake Gibson .36 Sebring . . . .7 DETAILSINSPORTS, 1B News-Sun staffSEBRING The 20-year-old f ather of a 3-month-old boy was arrested on child abuse charges after the child was hospitalized with head injuries on Sept. 9. Dominic Diaz-Ascani was booked o n charged of cruelty towards a child, abuse with great bodily harm and c hild neglect with great bodily harm, a press release from the Highlands County Sheriffs Office said. Bond w as set at $200,000. According to a press release, d eputies were called to Florida Hospital Heartland in Sebring in regards to an incident of possible child abuse on Sept. 9. Nursing personnel at the hospital informedr esponding Deputy Brian Van Fleet that the child had indications of both c urrent and previous head injuries and was being flown to Tampa General Hospital with potentially life t hreatening injuries. The case was init ially worked by persons crime Det. Roger St. Laurent,d ue to the severity of the injury and the fact t he child was in danger of dying. The arrest report said that the mother arrived home about 10:30 and was met in the driveway by a fran-t ic Diaz-Ascani, who told her the Report: Dad said he shook 3-month-old son Boy hospitalized with severe trauma Diaz-Ascani See FATHER, page 5A Boo! News-Sun file photo The Humane Societys Terror Trail offers plenty of frightening sights. The scary events tarts on Friday. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK Members of the city council will be voting to adopt (or not final city budget and millage rate Monday night at their regular meeting. One of the challenges facing the council, as it does all governments today, is raising revenues through property taxes in a time of falling housing prices. For example, if a home was assessed at $250,000 a year ago, but is only assessed at $200,000 this year, and the millage rate remains the same from one year to the next, the government takes in less money. Avon Park faces the additional complication in that so many of its property owners, after the homestead exemption, owe no property tax at all. There are only two ways to address budget issues in situations like these cut items out, and/or raise the millage rate to remain even. When a millage rate is raised in this circumstance, however, property owners typically do not pay more in actual dollars, because while they may be paying a higher percentage, with a lowered property value to begin with, they actually pay less. At the same time, governments may not simply raise millage rates. There are parameters in place to protect property owners. The highest rate a government may charge is called the roll back rate. This year the council is being asked to approve a rate of 5.8745 mills per $1,000 of valuation. While higher than in 20102011, this is 7.18 percent less than the roll back rate. The city expects to raise $1.3 million in ad valorem taxes, and take in nearly $3.7 million in other taxes. With additional franchise fees, grants, licenses and permits and other revenues, the city proposes a balanced budget of $15.9 million. Council members will also be voting on finance director Renee Greens severance package Monday night. AP council to vote on final millage and budget By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING There arent m any charities willing to scare people into donating money for their worthy causes, but the Humane Society of Highlands County has long since gone tot he dogs and wont stop at anything. Friday night kicks off the societys Terror Trail 2011 on the Societys campus at 7321 Haywood Taylor Blvd. It will be open every Friday and Saturday night in October. The intrepid are welcome at 7 p.m. but be warned, theres no going anywhere until after dark. Judy Spiegel warns her husband, Jon Spiegel who is in charge of creating the creepy, scary, hair raising, dreadful place got out of hand this year Humane Societys Terror Trail opens FridayGold rushA primer on what makes t he metal so precious PAGE1 4BBack in jailS everino turns himself in t o HCSO for more charges PAGE5 A See TERROR, page 6A Randall named Champion for Children Award winner News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Longtime child advocate Wally Randall accepts the 2011 Champion for Children award Thursday evening at the 12th annual awards gala. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR s gholar@newssun.comSEBRING The 12th Annual Judge Clifton M. Kelly ChampionC hildren Awards Gala took place Thursday evening. The 2011 recipie nt of the award was Wally Randall. The long-time advocate beat out his five female counterparts Danielle Daum, Dr. Majel Bowerman, Charlene Edwards,B renda Powell-Broomfield and Kathy Robinson. Randall currently serves as the executive director of the Highlands County Boys and Girls Club, whereh e works to reconstruct and change the lives of underprivileged kids and youth. Randall has worked as a child advocate in Highlands County for 27 years. Randalls earlier work included child abuse and neglect investigator as well as serving as member and chairperson of the Highlands County School Board. Randall shared the spotlight with his wife and family members. He also accepted the Champion for Children Award on behalf of the Boys and Girls Club. I accept this on behalf of the Boys and Girls Club. Id like to thank the staff there Woodraun Boys & Girls Club leader has been child advocate in county for 27 years See RANDALL, page 7A


C M Y K Special to the News-SunORLANDO Two Lake Placid women were recently among the 950 Floridiansa ttending a summit meeting for the American Cancer Societys Relay For Life. Emma Reynolds is the event chairperson for the 2012 event, and Ginger Keimel is the team develop-m ent chairperson. They joined the respective c hairpersons from Avon Park, Sebring, and Hardee County, along with the Highlands/Hardee staff partner, Denise Benavides. T his summit meeting was an opportunity for volunteers from the entire state to share experiences, learn more about the American CancerS ociety, and discover ways to improve our events. There were many poignant stories from cancer survivors as well as eye-opening messages about progress being made to cure and prevent the various types of cancer. Lake Placid has been selected as a location for CPS3 in 2012. CPS3 stands for Cancer Prevention Study 3. Folks between the ages of 30-65 who have never been diagnosed with cancer can participate. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of history. There will be more published about this prior to oure vent, but you can also call 1-800-ACS-2345. Special to the News-SunSebrings Matthew W acaster has been nominated in the Top 5 for the 2011 Inspirational CountryM usicYouth In Music award out of Nashville. M atthew and his parents, Darren and Hope, are currently on tour, but plan to be b ack home in October to perform a few concerts locally before heading for the 17th Annual Inspirational CountryM usic Faith, Family and Country Awards that will be held Friday, Oct. 28 at Nashvilles Schermerhorn Symphony Center. M atthew, who is 19, holds the 2007 and2009 t itle for ICMs Youth In Music. It seems like only yest erday he was singing the national anthem on the courthouse lawn for our home town 9/11 memorial service and now he hass hared the stage with suchpeople as Jason Crabb, D avid Keiththe actor, Ricky Skaggs, Lee Greenwood, MeganA lexander from Inside Editionand many, many o thers, Darren Wacaster wrote to the News-Sun. Ayoung Matthew sang t he national anthem at a memorial service coordinated by the News-Sun and the Highlands County Sheriffs Office to mark theo ne-year anniversary of the tragic events of 9/11. Another Sebring son, Tommy Brandt, has also been nominated in the Top5 in the categories of Entertainer, Male Vocalist, S ongwriter, Music Evangelist, and in VocalD uo with Amanda Fessant. 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PB: Power Ball PP: Power Play Lottery Center Free computer classes continue at librariesThe Heartland Library Cooperative continues its mission to offer free weekly computer classes to citizens of Highlands County. Currently, Introduction to PCs, Intermediate PCs and Web Based Email are being offered at Lake PlacidM emorial Library on Wednesdays, Sebring Public Library on Fridays, and Avon Park Public Library on Tuesdays. Starting this month, Internet Basics, and Word Processing will also be offered. Internet Basics will allow users the chance for handso n experience in surfing the W orld Wide Web (wwwin a controlled environment. Our Word Processing class w ill encompass text formatt ing, and teach users the cut, c opy and paste functions. Call Lake Placid M emorial Library at 6993705, Sebring Public Library a t 402-6716 or Avon Park P ublic Library at 452-3803.Audubon begins new year with winnerLAKE PLACID Revving up a new season o f bird watching activities, the Highlands County Audubon Chapter has invited the 2011 recipient of the Miriam Beck Environmental Education Memorial Award, Brandi Kirby, to be its guest speaker at Tuesdays meeting. Kirby, teacher at Fred Wild Elementary School, will begin her presentation at 7:30 p.m. and will speak about her experiences at the Camp OtyOkwa, Ohio where she spent a week in June at a 700-acre camp. Spending a week at then ature preserve, which includes beautiful woodlands, hiking trails, and roc k outcrops, participants are encouraged to broaden theirk nowledge and learn techniques that will help improve their skills as an educator. Such skills and techniques are inspiring fors tudents when learning more about the environment. Miriam Beck, teacher, naturalist, and journalist, provided for Audubon ofH ighlands County to establish in her memory the Miriam Beck EnvironmentalE ducation Memorial Award. Each year a teacher of Highlands County is ther ecipient of this award, and is provided the opportunity t o gain knowledge and understanding of environmental standards in naturals ettings that she is able to introduce to her students u pon returning to the classroom in the fall. Audubon welcomes the public to its monthly meeting every fourth Tuesday at6 :30 p.m. Bring a casserole and utensil (drinks provided t o a pot luck supper at the Masonic Hall on the corner of Park and Main in LakeP lacid; or arrive at 7:30 p.m. for the presentation by the g uest speaker. Bill Jarrett Ford to host Oct. 8 fundraiserAVON PARK Barbecued steak, potatoesa nd vegetables thats the menu Bill Jarrett Ford is serving at its annual barbeCO MMUNITYBR IEFS Continued on page 5A The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Thursday, Sept. 22: Leonard Carvette Carter, 36, of Avon Park, was charged with violation of parole. German Espinoza Dircio, 26, of Lake Placid, was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver license. Trina Lynn Ferrell, 37, of Sebring, was charged with grand theft. Diane Lynn Knust, 36, of Sebring, was charged with violation of probation reference sale of alprazolam. Leo Marshall Jr., 25, of Sebring, was charged with disorderly conduct. Jon Glenn Mohrbacher, 50, of Lake Placid, was charged with resisting an officer. Alfonso Jermaine Perdue, 35, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license suspended. Richard Matthew Pinckney, 34, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, possession and or use of drug equipment, and resisting an officer. Maria Sue Robinson, 38, of Sebring, was charged with violation of probation reference false information to a law enforcement officer. William Rosado, 55, of Sebring, was charged with DUI and DUI and serious bodily injury. Earl Calvin Smith, 63, of Sebring, was charged with disorderly conduct. Derian Orret Thelwell, 32, of Sebring, was charged with violation of a municipal ordinance. Phillip Brian Theobald, 45, of Lake Placid, was charged with driving while license suspended. Nicole Leverne Walker, 39, of Avon Park, was charged with violation of probation reference resisting an officer with violence. Nathaniel Waugh, 26, of Lake Placid, was charged with burglary of an unoccupied dwelling and petit theft. Lorenzo Lee Williams, 28, of Gainesville, was arrested on an out-of-county warrant reference domestic violence battery. Kelli Lee Winegard, 27, of Sebring, was charged with violation of probation reference possession of methamphetamine. POLICEBLOTTER S pecial to the News-SunLAKE PLACID On Aug 23, Boats.net owner and CEO Tom DAzevedo received terrific news. His company had landed a top spot in Inc.M agazines coveted list of 5,000 fastest growing companies in the United States. It wasnt until the full list was disclosed that DAzevedo knew the extent of this achievement. B oats.net ranked No. 5 for all retail companies in Florida and No. 50 for all retail companies in the United States. No other marine-related company made the list of 5,000. B oats.net has certainly grown since it was launched in 2001, one year after its bricks and mortar store, Central Florida Yamaha, opened its doors in Lake Placid back in 2000. Boats.net hasg rown from only two employees to more than 100, and increased its sales from $50,000 in its first year to in excess of $30 million this year. Boats.net is now recognized as the largest marine partsd ealer in the nation and carries such manufacturers as Yamaha, Honda, Suzuki, Johnson, Evinrude, Mercury Tohatsu, and Nissan. DAzevedo smiles when asked about t his award, We are extremely proud of all that we have achieved over the last 11 years, but we are about to really catapult to the next level. The entire company is very excited about what is yet toc ome. In an environment where other dealers are closing their doors, Boats.nets parent company, Outdoor Network, LLC, is expanding. T hey have recently taken their business model and transitioned into the powersports business by launching a discount parts website, PowersportsPlus.com. Lake Placids Boats.net gets named one of nations fastest-growing businesses Wacaster finalist for ICM Youth in Music award Courtesy photo Matthew Wacaster, of Sebring, has been nominated in the Top 5 for the ICM Youth in Music award. He and fellow Sebring resident Tommy Brandt will learn the outcome of the awards in October. Brandt has been nominated for five ICM awards. Two local women attend Relay for Life summit C ourtesy photo Emma Reynolds (left American Cancer Societys Relay for Life summit in Orlando recently. Respective chairpersons from Avon Park, Sebring and Hardee County joined them, as well as Denise Benavides, Highlands/Hardee staff partner. Sebrings Tommy Brandt has five n ominations


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 25, 2011Page 3A


South Florida Community College continues its work as a responsible public institution. Wecongratulate all the people who made its new four-year program possible.While Florida has a wide variety of colleges offering all kinds of degrees, from Associate of Arts to Doctor of Philosophy, students in Central Florida have had to leave home, or work online, to achieve upper level degrees. With its Bachelor of Art and Science degree in Supervision and Management, which can used as a building block for those with associate degrees, or a foundation for those just starting out, SFCC provides a very practical degree with applications in many disciplines. Because SFCC is part of the state educational system, the cost is affordable, especially because students don’t have to leave town. For two decades now educators have seen a change in the job market, with a strong shift away from unskilled labor to post secondary degrees. For example, a report by Susan Imel, written in 1999 for ERIC, a clearing house on adult, career and vocational training associated with Ohio State University, shows how employer requirements have changed. In 1959, 20 percent of all jobs were considered professional; 20 percent were considered skilled; and 60 percent were considered unskilled. By 1997, however, while professional jobs remained at 20 percent, the percentage of skilled and unskilled jobs had reversed. Sixty percent of the jobs in America now require advanced skills — meaning post-secondary education is more important than ever before. Just as important as learning for the future, is acquiring the key skills for which employers are looking. Imel reported those are: Knowing how to learn; competence in reading, writing and computation; effective listening and speaking; adaptability through creative thinking and problem solving; having self-esteem and initiative; ability to work as a team member; leadership effectiveness and basic technical skills. These are just what SFCC’s new program teaches. While the older of us mourn what appears to be the passing of a liberal arts education — learning for the sake of learning about the world — in favor of a pragmatic “what will this education earn me” approach, the fact is each of us needs to remain flexible, and learning all of our lives, just to keep up with changes in technology and new management structures. Colleges have traditionally been places of excitement as well as reflection. SFCC, to the benefit of us all, is just that kind of campus. Page 4ANews-SunSunday, September 25, 2011www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South € Sebring, FL 33870 € 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION We are all familiar with the concept that parents have an obligation to their children. Parents are supposed to care for their progeny, providing for them and teaching them. We are rightfully appalled when we see evidence of abuse or neglect when it comes to children and we hold the parents responsible for such heinous acts. What about the reverse? What are parents owed from their grown children? The Bible says in 1 Timothy 5:8 that those who fail to provide for their family are worse than an unbeliever.The passage was talking about which widows were eligible for support from the church, and suggesting that widows with families were entitled to help from them rather than the local congregation. To get personal about the issue, Don and I are involved with helping out his parents. They have lived with us for years now. I agreed to this because I felt that I owed them a tremendous debt. After all, they’d raised the fine man that I ended up marrying.We are able to provide help for them, and while it sometimes makes life interesting I don’t regret it. British Columbia, Canada even has a law regarding this. According to an article on www.cbc.ca there is a section in the province’s Family Relations Act that says children are legally responsible for providing support to their parents who are “dependent on a child because of age, illness, infirmity or economic circumstances.” One British Columbia man is questioning this law. His mother has sued him and his two siblings for support under this section of the law. The case has dragged its way through the courts for 12 long years. Here is the situation. Ken Anderson claims that his parents abandoned him at the age of 15. He was forced to live with other families and at one point had to quit school to find a job. His mother, Shirley Anderson, hasn’t had a relationship with Anderson or his siblings for decades. In her suit, she is asking for $750 a month from each child. As matters currently stand, Anderson is asking for the suit to be dismisse d, given that his mother has not filed requested financial documentation. (According to an article on www.globaltvbc.com the mother says she didn’t understand what the court wanted). The judge overseeing the case has reserved his decision for the moment. The comments on this story are varied. Some side firmly with the mother, even applauding her for seeking out this money. A few in this group feel that the kids should pay her expenses to keep her from having to go to the government. Others feel that she’s lost all entitlement for help given she abandoned Anderson at 15 and there hasn’t been a relationship with her children all this time. There are many questions left unanswered by this article. Who was behind the lack of communication, the mother or the children? What is the mother’s situation?Why did she leave her son in the first place? When I started typing this article I was firmly in the son’s court. This woman had lost the status of “mother” when she abandoned her child. Apparently she’s offered no apology or explanation for her actions.Her suing her son does not speak well of her. And while I’m certain there were good reasons for the law to force children to support their parents, the conservative in me isn’t comfortable with such a thing on the books. But … this is his mom. And I go back to the Scripture I quoted.What would God say? I hope that Anderson can find it in his heart to forgive and help out his mom. But, given all that has happened between them, that may be asking a lot. How sad – for both of them. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Children and parents Lauras Look Laura Ware 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. 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 Letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun Explore every cost-saving suggestionEditor: As we read the papers and listen to the news, we’re hearing more and more about cutting the budget. The school system is no exception. I understand there have been a number of teacher positions eliminated, but I wonder if the system might be top heavy. Could we have too many chiefs and not enough Indians? This could be a problem. This is where the highest salaries are paid. It might be worth looking into. There is an idea floating around that might also be helpful. That is having a four-day school week starting Tuesday going through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., daily. This would give the same teaching time, but cut expenses in several ways, less fuel, less electricity, to name a few. I’m sure the powers that be would want to explore every suggestion. Just a thought. Willie Clyde (Toole) Cloud Sebring W heres the proof?Editor: Maybe what you say is partly correct, Patricia, but I fear what you offer is much much worse. I’ve never been a fan of mob rule. According to all state agencies, only one person has a problem. We in the county, like yourself, may feel bad for the residents of Avon Park but quite frankly we have no business attempting to overturn their legal elections. Nor should we get upset when we approach those legally elected officials with a special project and it gets turned down. I continue to wait for any positive statements from the recall committee about the “wrongs” that you will correct and how you will correct them. You again indicate that these legally elected officials have done something wrong. It appears that you again have the chance to prove it. Please get with this newspaper and show them the proof. I’m willing to bet that they will help you take it to the authorities and demand to know why the information wasn’t acted on. However, if you have no such information and you are simply trying to gain back some of the ground lost since the recall bid at the cost of people’s reputations, well then shame on you. Now would you please present any proof of criminal activity or even ethics violations because I, nor the authorities, according to published reports, haven’t found those either. Please...pretty please? Ray Napper Sebring BouquetFNGLA remembers the communityEditor: In these tough financial times for our nursery industry it is so easy to focus on self instead of our communities. Florida Nursery Growers Landscape Association (FNGLA) Highlands Heartland Chapter has remembered it is all about the community. We are all in this recession together, so let us help each other when we can. The Highlands Heartland Chapter has done just that. Scott Kirouac, president of the chapter, saw a real need that was in his area of expertise – horticulture. Scott met John and Eileen Sala, director and founder of Little Lambs, Inc. ministry in Sebring. They have dedicated their lives to this prison and teaching ministry for adults with addiction problems. With the dream to extend this program, the Sala’s recently acquired a home they call Grace Place. It has been renovated with a layout to house up to eight women coming out of prison or rehabilitation, and guides them back on their feet by creating jobs/tasks on the property. “Part of the ministry and responsibility of the residents of Grace Place is learning how to maintain the landscape, interiorscape, and vegetable garden,” says John Sala. Scott Kirouac made a few phone calls and before you knew it members of the chapter involved themselves with landscaping the Sala’s Grace Place. The Highlands Heartland chapter donated time and money to the project. Before you could blink an eye, Bobby Heffner owner of Robbins’Nursery and FNGLAmember sized the place up and created a sanctuary for these women to sit in the garden and read, talk, or just relax. Other FNGLAmembers contributed to the project were: Hillary Peat donated soil; 7LBrands donated the mulch; Waste Transport donated a roll-off dumpster; Jimmy Somers, vice president of Somers Irrigation and treasurer of FNGLAHighlands Heartland Chapter, donated $200 towards the irrigation system; Steve Kirouac, owner of Big Sky Growers, donated landscape plant material; and Delray Plants Co. donated interior and patio plants for the home. Part of the design included edible landscaping, and a veggie garden made out of raised beds. Bobbie Heffner’s wife offered her services to the ladies of Grace Place by teaching them how to grow and maintain the vegetables. Dianne Jacobson, horticulture agent/Master Gardener coordinator of the Highlands County Extension Service and board member, offered her expertise by teaching classes and working with the Grace Place ladies. After the completion of the project John Sala said, “This is a dream come true. I could never have imagined this landscape. We are truly blessed.” Now the house is open for ladies to begin their new journey. The point is together we can accomplish anything and the Highlands Heartland Chapter did just that. What are the needs in your community? Dianne Dilger Jacobson Board Member Highlands County Extension Faculty SFCC changing with the times


C M Y K Associated PressORLANDO The four Republicans seeking to knock off Sen. Bill Nelson in 2012 spent nearly as much time Friday questioning each others credentials as they did criticizing Democrats. Former Sen. George LeMieux, former state Rep. Adam Hasner, retired Army Col. Mike McCalister and former Ruths Chris CEO Craig Miller spoke Friday ata gathering of Florida Republicans. They also spoke at an event organized by the Florida branch of the Conservative Political Action Conference. The goal for the four candidates appeared clear: Appeal to conservatives and Republicans by stressing their records and casting doubt on their rivals. s not about electing any Republican, its about electing the right Republican, Hasner said. For those at the conservative conference that person appeared to be Hasner. In a straw poll of more than 1,500 activists, Hasner took 34 percent of the vote while McCalister was favored by 30 percent. LeMieux received 24 percent and Miller came in last with 12 percent. None of the candidates called each out each other by name during their speeches, but most of them threw in subtle barbs that will likely become major campaign themes in the months leading up to next years GOPprimary. LeMieux, for example, is keen on attacking Hasners conservative credentials by pointing out that Hasner voted in favor of some of the taxes and fees that were part of a budget deal reached by the Republican-controlled Legislature back in 2009. I will not run from my record, said LeMieux who was in the U.S. Senate for 16 months. Im the only candidate in this race, Republican or Democrat, thats never voted to raise your taxes and never requested a wasteful earmark. That comment seemed to ignore both McCalister and Miller neither of whom have held elected office. Miller used his lack of his political experience as a positive asset, stressing that those with a business background would work more diligently to balance the budget and solve problems instead of using them for political gain. He labeled his three rivals as a couple of career politicians and a professor Politicians and lawyers seem to like to create crisis and my goodness we have found ourselves in crisis, Miller said. Some of the biggest applause at the conservative gathering, however, was for McCalister. McCalister, who has been a university instructor, gave a rapid-fire speech that covered everything from terrorist threats, immigration and the United Nations. Our country is under serious attack everywhere we look inside and out, said McCalister. News-Sun staffSEBRING Former Sun N Lake of Sebring board member Robert Severinot urned himself in to the Highlands County Sheriffs Office on Friday after deputies had been looking for him for several weeks. S everino was booked Friday on seven additional counts of grand theft, with a bond amount of $1,000 each, and was in custodyS aturday morning. Apress release from the HCSO said Severino missed a court datea nd was also facing failure to appear charges. He was originally booked o n May 25 and charged with one count of grand theft of over $100,00 and 13 counts of fraud, then charged with grand theft of less than$ 5,000 on June 15. The charges stem from an ongoing investigation regarding the Sun N Lake Improvement District andS un N Lake Real Estate Services Inc., which is owned by Severino. The HCSO says Severino received money from thev ictims through his business. The victims entered into a contract with Sun NL ake Real Estate Services and paid them to satisfy the bond with the ImprovementD istrict for the installation of water and sewer lines. These bonds are held by private individuals and are due and payable to these indi-v iduals on an agreed upon schedule. In these cases, the HCSO says, the funds werer eceived by Severino, but the bonds were not paid within the terms of the con-t ract. cue to benefit local charities. T his years recipient is Good Shepherd Hospice. T he event will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 at Bill Jarrett Ford, 1305 U.S. 27 North. This is the fifth year that Bill Jarrett Ford hass elected Good Shepherd Hospice as the beneficiary of t his event. Meals are priced at $1 each and will be served until thef ood is gone. Additional donations will be gratefully accepte d. Limit two meals per person. All funds raised will go to support the end-of-life care p rograms Good Shepherd Hospice provides in Highlands, Hardee and Polk counties.AARP offers Driving Safety ProgramS EBRING AARP Driving Safety Program course will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday. No tests or driving involved. Call Mary Jane Lloyd at 452-0335 to register.Garden Club kicks off season MondaySEBRING On Monday t he Garden Club of Sebring Inc. will kick off another year of gardening in Highlands County. Perhaps you have just moved to Florida, want tok now about what grows best, or you just want information about a certain plant. Visit the club at noon at the Sebring Civic Center, behind the library at 355 W. Center Ave. Lunch will be served, followed by a program and business meeting. For more information, call 385-0759.Thoms to speak at Orchid Society meetingSEBRING The Orchid Society of Highlands County will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. The meetings are held at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural Center, 4 509 George Blvd. This month the speaker will b e Bill Thoms. His program will be Dr. Diag-nosy combined with his Expanded Bloom Table discussion. If you have any orchid p lants with problems bring them to the meeting and T homs will diagnose them. He will have plants for sale. Guests are always welcome a nd participants do not have to be knowledgeable of orchids t o attend. For additional information, call 465-2830 or by email at oshc9@aol.com or got o the website http://orchidsocietyhighlands.org/.Shrine Ladies play buncoAVON PARK The public is invited to play bunco at theH ighlands Shrine Club, 2604 SR 17 South, at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The event is open to new or experienced players; cost is $2 per person.Phone4 71-2425 for informationLPPD offers First Aid ClassL AKE PLACID The next American Heart A ssociation First Aid Class will be taught at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Lake Placid Police Department. The next CPR Class will be at 5:30 p.m.T uesday, Oct. 4. Classes are $30 each or $45 for both. Further details are available on the police department website, www.lppd.com. Register at thep olice department, 8 N. Oak A ve.; phone 699-3757. All proceeds are strictly used to fund purchases of r eplacement CPR supplies an d purchases of equipment for the p olice department.Events planned at posts, lodgesAVON PARK The American Legion Post 6 9 will host karaoke by Naomi today. Call for time. Ship,C aptain and Crew is set for 56 p.m. Monday. For details, call 453-4553. The Combat Veterans M emorial VFWPost 9853 w ill have NASCAR on the screen at 2 p.m. today. For details, call 452-9853. LAKE PLACIDT he Lake Placid Elks Lod ge 2 661 BPOE Board meets at 7:30 p.m. Monday. Initiation is at 7 p.m. Tuesday. For details, call 465-2661. The Lake Placid Moose L odge 2374 will host music w ith Wild Bill from 3-6 p.m. today. For details, call 4650131. The American Legion Placid Post 25 will have Chrissy performing from 5-8 p.m. today. Call 655-0232 fo r details of a casino trip Tuesday. Call 465-7940. SEBRINGT he Veterans of Foreign W ars Post 4300 will host karaoke from 5-8 p.m. today with Mega Sound. Frank E will provide music from 6-9p .m. Tuesday. For details, ca l l 3 85-8902. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, September 25, 2011Page 5A M ARTIAL ARTS (pp rhp only pg 3 or 5; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 5 5 8 8 9 9 DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 6 6 5 5 3 3 STEPHENSON NELSON FUNERAL HOME; 7.444"; 5"; Black; obit page; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 2 2 C ontinued from page 2A boy slipped out his hands in the shower and hit his head. The child was lethargic and was rushed to the hospital. O nce the child stabilized and detectives learned from doctors that the baby would live but with severe trauma, the case was turned over to Det. Chris Carr of the special victims unit for further investigation. Following consultation with doctors and review of medical reports, it was deter-m ined that the child did in fact haveprior physical signs of abuse in addition tot he current severe head injuries, the HCSO press release said. A ccording to an arrest r eport, Diaz-Ascani also told investigators that the boy slipped out of his hands and hit his head on the showerf loor. When investigators s aid they did not believe him because the child had no outside injuries, DiazAscani reportedly said thath e had never intentionally harmed his son, but does play rough with him when they wrestle, the report said. The report said doctors d idnt believe the injuries came from rough play and that they were more consistent with Shaken Baby Syndrome. On Sept. 13, detectives w ere told that Diaz-Ascani had said he didnt drop the b aby, but shook him to ma k e him stop crying. Who told detectives that was redacted f rom the report. T he investigation remai n s open. Anyone with further info rmation on this case may contact Detective Chris Carr at t he Highlands County Sheriffs Office Special Victims Unit, 402-7354 or 402-7357. Anyone with i nformation on this case and w ho wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS(8477 t he Internet at www.heartl andcrimestoppers.com/. Anonymity is guaranteed. Continued from page 1A Father jailed for child abuse COMMUNITYBRIEFS Severino turns himself in to HCSO Robert Severino Special to the News-SunThe Sebring Police Department sadly reports the passing of retired Police ChiefC raig D. Graybill died on Sept. 15 in Young Harris, Ga. G raybill began his career with the Sebring Police Department on April 1, 1965 as a dispatcher. He was appointed to patrol-m an in August of 1965 by Chief Lonnie Curl and rose throughout the ranks of serg eant and lieutenant to assistant chief in 1968. Graybill served as Chief of Police from O ctober 1974 until his retirement on May 31, 1984. Over those years Graybill amassed hundreds of hours of specialized training and earned numerousc ommendations for exemplary performance and community involvement, a press release f rom the SPD said. Graybill is survived by his wife Linda Graybill and his son, Craig D. Graybill, Jr. T he men and women of the Sebring Police Department, past and present, honor t he memory and contributions of Chief Craig D. Graybill to the citizens of Sebring, current Chief Tom Dettman said in the press r elease. Former Sebring police chief Graybill dies in Georgia OBITUARIES LINDAFAYE GRIFFIS Linda Faye Griffis, 66, of Louisville, Ky., passeda way September 12, 2011 at her home. She was originally from Wauchula, Fla., a homemaker and a member of Calvary Apostolic Church. Linda was preceded in d eath by her father Horace Staton and brother, Royce S taton. She is survived by her husband, Harrell Griffis; her children, Rhonda Griffis, Sean Griffis (Terri); grandchildren, Merritt andM adison Griffis and Mattie Bias; her mother, Clara Wing; step-mother, Jodi Staton; siblings, Arnold and Alan Staton, Sandra Baggett, Julia Miller, Lesa Grimsley, Sherry Grimsley,S elena Price and Jennifer Cunningham. F uneral services were held Saturday, September 17, 2011 at Calvary Apostolic Church, 4936 H azelwood Ave. In leiu of flowers donations may be made to Hospaarus of Louisville, Ky. Death NoticeKenneth Allen Wildey 8 9, of Sebring, died Sept. 21, 2011. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements. State Senate candidates bash each other hard at forums


C M Y K Page 6ANews-SunSunday, September 25, 2011www.newssun.com Women's Expo; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main women's expo; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 C OUNTRY CLUB REALTY; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus one; spot blue, open house; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 4 4 9 9 There are three trails on w hich to test ones capacity for fearful adventure. T rail 1 returns as it mostly was last year, but Trail 2 has added noises. The sounda dds a lot, said Judy Spiegel with a shiver, especially as t hat trail is really, really dark. Then there is a new attraction, Trail 3. Its a morgue, said Spiegel, complete with dead and mutilated bodies and g ooey things you get to touch. W hen asked if any dogs were going to be featured, Spiegel said, Well have dead people all over the place, dead old people, deadk ids, but no dead dogs or cats. No animals were hurt in the making of this trail, she said with a grin. It takes 60 volunteers working every night to scare the socks off of everyone. s gotten big enough, and were experiencede nough so its like a professional production, Spiegel said. It isnt like 10 minutes and done. Its an evening out. She explained tickets are graduated. Go to just one of t he three trails for $7; two trails for $11; or buy a super ticket for $17. Aconcession stand will be open, selling refreshments. Spiegel still needs 100 cases o f water and 60 cases of soda to hydrate the volunteers or sell to raise money. She is hoping for donations. A ll funds go the shelter, which receives no money from the county, state, or H umane Society of America. T he shelter remains filled to capacity. There are 67 dogs looking for homes, and about 70 cats and kittens. One animal goes out, and two come in, Spiegel said. So, put one Friday or Saturday night aside inO ctober and come scream in fright for a really great cause. Call Spiegel at 214-6508 for more information. C ontinued from page 1A News-Sun file photo The Terror Trail will offer three chilling paths to choose from this year, with different frights awaiting those who venture down each. Terror Trail to offer chills and thrills starting Friday night s gotten big enough, and were e xperienced e nough so its like a professional production. It isnt like 10 minutes a nd done. Its an e vening out.J UDYSPIEGEL Humane Society director By BRENDAN FARRINGTON A PPolitical WriterORLANDO Gov. Rick S cott swears hes not going to endorse a candidate in the Republican presidential primary. Wink, wink.S cott and Texas Gov. Rick Perry are making no secret of their mutual admiration, with Perry mentioning Scott in his first wordsd uring Thursday nights Fox News debate and Scott mentioning Perry and no otherc andidates when he addressed the Conservative Political Action Conferenceo n Friday. Nine Republican presidential candidates s poke to the group before Scott addressed the crowd. ere clearly competing w ith Gov. Perry in Texas and were gonna win, Scott s aid. We talk about the fact that were competing with each other for jobs in our states. I told him now that hes running for president,i s going to be easier. He needs Florida. I know he can w in Texas. Towin Florida hes got to start helping us get more jobs. So now youh ave two governors that are going to help Florida get j obs. Scott often mentions Perry when talking to g roups or with reporters. Last month at a Republican National Committee event, he said he wouldnt endorse in the primary, but also said t he eventual winner will be the candidate that has a plan to create jobs. In the samec onversation he mentioned Perry knows how to create j obs. During the debate, Scott was asked the first question,w hich was about helping small businesses hire new e mployees. Scott began his answer with, Well, Rick Scott is sitting right over there, and he and I compete every day with trying to getj obs into our states. Scott on Friday also critic ized President Barack Obama when talking about jobs. At the federal level, unemployment rates gone u p. In Florida, unemployment rates gone from 12 percent down to 10.7. Were s till above the national average, but weve generated 87,200 private sector jobs, Scott said. And we have 15,000 less government jobs i n the state of Florida. Scott may not be popular among all Florida voters a Quinnipiac University poll this week showed that only 3 7 percent of voters approve of him but he was a hit at the CPAC conference whenh e touted his policies in the first year in office, includi ng drug testing welfare recipients and state workers, corporate tax cuts, teacher merit pay, getting rid of regulations on businesses ands eeking to privatize Medicaid. Your money should not be wasted. So should your money be going to some-b ody thats using drugs? No! Scott said to loud a pplause. So we said were going to make sure we drug screen welfare recipients. W heres that money supposed to go? For the benefit of children, not for the benefit of a parent doing drugs. Gov. Scott wont endorse, but clearly likes Perry M CT Gov. Rick Scott clearly supports Texas Gov. Rick Perrys r un for president, even if he wont say so. GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE


C M Y K Associated PressWASHINGTON Texas G ov. Rick Perry declared in the latest Republican presidential debate that he had never advocated turning Social Security over to thes tates. His denial was hard to fathom given his past rhetoric about the program. Let the states do it, he said last year, for example. A lso in Thursday nights debate, Michele Bachmann misread presidential approval polls and denied making a statement that she actuallyd id make just the week before, concerning a vaccine for girls. Mitt Romneyd enied supporting an Obama administration education program that he had praised. A look at some other statements in the Florida debate a nd how they compare with the facts: B ACHMANN: President Obama has the lowest public a pproval ratings of any president in modern time. THE FACTS: Thats true, if you leave out Harry Truman, Richard Nixon,G eorge W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush, L yndon Johnson, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Gerald Ford. All of them ats ome point in their terms dipped lower than Obamas l ow point of 38 percent job approval, according to Gallups comparison. ROMNEY: I dont support any particular program that hes describing, he said, disputing Perrys claim thatR omney favors some of President Barack Obamas education initiatives, specifically the Race to the Top program. T HE FACTS: Romney was reluctant to tell Republican primary voters he doesnt hate every Obama policy. Romney does indeeds upport some of the specific policy changes encouraged by the Race to the Top program and said as much earlier in the week. Speaking inM iami on Wednesday, he praised the presidents education secretary, Arne Duncan, for the program. And during the debate, Romney acknowl-e dged supporting elements of the initiative, including teacher evaluations and char-t er schools. ROMNEY: I believe gove rnment is too big. Its gone from 27 percent of our econo my in the years of JFK to 37 percent of our economy THE FACTS: Romney is i ncluding state and local government spending along with f ederal spending. His numbers are not far off, but most of the big increases came from Social Security and Medicare payments.M edicare started after Kennedys presidency. N ow it is one of the biggest government spending programs, and one of them ost popular. Federal spending alone accounted for 23.8 p ercent of the gross domestic product last year and is expected to reach 25.3 perc ent this year. PERRY: Its not the first time that Mitt has been wrong on some issues before.A nd the bottom line is, we never said that we were going to move this (Social Security) back to the states. ROMNEY: ell, its diff erent than what the governor put in his book just, what, six months (ago said in your interviews following the book. So I dontk now. Theres a Rick Perry out there (who the federal government shouldnt be in the pension business, that its unconstitu-t ional. Unconstitutional and it should be returned to the states. THE FACTS: In his book Perry heavily criticizedS ocial Security, advocated statesrights and suggested federal entitlements wereu nconstitutional in general, but he never tied these beliefs together as succinctly asR omney claimed. Even so, he danced close t o branding Social Security as unconstitutional. He called Social Security the beste xample of a program that tosses aside any respect for o ur founding principles of federalism. He also lamented: If only the New Dealers had been kind enough to allow workerst o make their own choice about whether to participate. A nd he said the program was introduced at the expense of respect for the Constitutiona nd limited government. R OMNEY: Obama addressed the United Nations in his inaugural a ddress and chastised our friend, Israel, for building settlements, and said nothing about Hamas launching thousands of rockets into Israel. T HE FACTS: Obama in his 2009 address to the U.N. General Assembly by no means ignored the plight of Israelis. D escribing those who pay the greatest price for the conflict, Obama spoke of an Israeli girl in the town of Sderot who closes her eyesi n fear that a rocket will take her life in the middle of the night. Sderot borders the Gaza Strip and has been the target of hundreds of rocketsf ired into Israel from Hamascontrolled Gaza. In the 2009 speech, Obama also did reject the legitimacy of Israeli settlement con-s truction in lands the Palestinians want for their state, but those terms arel argely reflective of American thinking over the last three-and-a-half decades.T he Obama administration later vetoed a U.N. resolution t hat would have condemned Israel for the policy. BACHMANN: I didnt make that claim nor did Im ake that statement, she said when asked by a moderator if she stood by her comment that the HPVvaccine against cervical cancer was potentially dangerous. THE FACTS: Bachmann cant escape the tape. Bachmann used that exact phrase during the last debatew hen she criticized Perry for trying to order pre-teen girls to get the vaccine in Texas. Little girls who have a negative reaction to this poten-t ially dangerous drug dont get a mulligan. They dont get a do-over, Bachmanns aid then. Bachmann has tried to distance herself from remarks she made after thed ebate linking the vaccine to mental retardation a claim d ebunked by scientists. She said then and now she was relaying the story of another mother whose daughter hadt he shot. PERRY: Seeking to deflect criticism of his executive order requiring that 12-y ear-old girls be vaccinated against HPV issued after being lobbied by a friend and financial supporter who was also a lobbyist for the vac-c ine maker Perry said: got lobbied by a 31-year-old young lady who had stage 4 cervical cancer. I spent a lot of time with her. She came bym y office. She talked to me about this program. THE FACTS: Perry met t he cancer patient, Heather Burcham, only after he already had issued the inocu-l ation order. He signed the executive order requiring g irls to be vaccinated for HPV. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, September 25, 2011Page 7A F LORIDA HOSPITAL HEARTLAND A/P; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, gala; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 7 7 FOSTER, JEAN; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus three; process, in loving memory; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 4 4 4 4 CENTRAL SECURITY; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus three; process, 9/25/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 4 4 6 6 Wright, Ada McGowan and Florine Anderson. I also want to recognize the advocates here tonight. Thank you all very much, said Randall. The gala included entertainment by Jerriane Carlton, Nala Price and The Young Artists String Orchestra. The audience also viewed a touching slide show and heard a Sept. 11 tribute dedicated to three of Highlands Countys fallen soldiers -PO1 Robert Richard McRill who was killed in combat in 2007, Sgt. Marcus Mathes, who was killed in combat in 2008, and PFC Joshua Jetton, who was killed in combat in June of this year. The Jetton and Mathes families were present at the gala and were honored and recognized following the tribute. This yearsaward ceremony took place at Grace Bible Church on Thunderbird Road. Nearly 400 guests attended the gala. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR C hampion for Children Awards Gala guests light-up the Grace Bible Church sanctuary as they participate in the Go Light Your World song following the announcement of the 2011 winner, Wally Randall. Randall named 2011 Champion for Children award winner Fact check: Slippery assertions in GOP debate


Page 8ANews-SunSunday, September 25, 2011www.newssun.com CITY OF AVON PARK; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black; octoberfest 2011; 0 0 0 1 2 1 5 2 BUSINESS According to Gail Cunningham, spokesperson for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, we live in a credit-dominated society. “Without a checking or savings account,” she says, “it’s difficult to cash payroll, Social Security and unemployment checks; you need a credit or debit card to shop online, book a flight or rent a car; and you may be forced to carry large amounts of cash to pay bills.” One increasingly common money management tool for people in this situation is prepaid cards. These cards look and work much like regular debit cards except that instead of funding them through a checking or savings account, you load money on the card by cash, check, funds transfer or direct deposit by an employer or government entity. Common prepaid card features include: — You don’t need a bank account or solid credit rating to obtain one. — They start out with a zero balance until you add money. Purchases or ATM withdrawals will diminish the card’s balance until it reaches zero and you discard it (as with gift cards) or you reload the card. — Spending is limited to the amount loaded on the card, so you can’t buy more than you have. — Cards can offer “Zero Liability” protection if you promptly report loss, theft or fraudulent charges. — Most allow ATM cash withdrawals and online or phone purchases. — They’re safer to carry than large amounts of cash. Common types of prepaid cards include: — Reloadable cards, to which more money can later be added. — Gift cards, used until their balance is depleted; they’re not reloadable. — Teen cards, where parents can reload the cards and monitor purchases online or by phone (allowing teens a chance to manage spending and budgeting in a controlled environment). — Travel cards, a safe alternative to cash and travelers checks. — Payroll cards, wages are loaded into the card’s account for immediate access (similar to checking account direct deposit). — Government agencyprovided cards, benefits such as Social Security and unemployment are loaded into your card account. — Healthcare cards, allow point-of-service access to funds in your Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account to pay for qualified medical expenses. — Prepaid cards may come with fees and restrictions, so it’s important to read the card’s terms and conditions carefully and to shop around for the best deals. Good comparison sites include www.bankrate.com and www.creditcards.com. Here are a few questions to ask when comparing cards: — What identification do I need to buy this card? — Where can I use it? (Certain retailers only? Online? Phone?) — Can I later add funds to it? For example, will it accept direct deposit of payroll or Social Security checks? — Is there an expiration date? — Will I receive monthly statements? — Can I check balances by phone or online? — What fees apply? Common fees include those for card activation, reloading funds, balance inquiries, ATM or bank withdrawals and declined transactions. — What happens if it’s lost or stolen? To learn more about how prepaid cards work, you can order a free “Prepaid Card Basics” brochure at Practical Money Skills for Life (www.practicalmoneyskills.c om), a free personal financial management program run by Visa Inc. Bottom line: Always make sure you fully understand the terms and conditions of any financial product or account before signing up. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. The 411 on prepaid cards Metro Services Todays society is credit driven, making use of a credit or debit card almost a requirement. Personal Finance Jason Alderman Special to the News-SunSEBRING – “The Road to Business Success” is a program for individuals interested in starting or growing a business. Participantswho attendthis comprehensive hands-on course will: identify and develop necessary business skills search and locate small business opportunities in the community prepare a business plan (including a marketing plan and financial projections) The costof this six-week course is $150 and includes business planning software. The course will be taugh t by a certified business analyst from the University o f South Florida’s Small Business Developmen t Center. The first class will be held from 6-9 p.m. starting Thursday,Sept. 29 at South Florida Community College BuildingT, 600 W. College Drive. For information, call David Noel at 784-7378 o r email at davidnoel@usf.edu. Toregister, contact the SFCC registrar’s office at 453-6661. Space is limited to 12 attendees. Six-week class shows how to jumpstart a business Special to the News-SunAVON PARK –“Starting Your Business” is a free seminar presented by the Small Business Development Center at University of South Florida. It will be held on Wednesday at South Florida Community College Corporate and Continuing Education Room T05 from 2-4:30 p.m. It is designed for persons thinking of starting a small business or who have started a business and want to make sure they did it correctly. Licenses, marketing, entity selection, and business planning are among the items discussed. The seminar will be presented by David Noel, certified business analyst with the SBDC. Seating is limited, so call Noel at 784-7378 to reserve a seat in the seminar or fo r further information. Seminar for small businesses set for Wednesday at SFCC Follow the News-Sun online on www.twitter.com/thenewssun


By JORDAN ROBERTSON APTechnology WriterSAN FRANCISCO— Hewlett-Packard has performed another extreme act of corporate remodeling, firing its CEO Leo Apotheker after just 11 months and replacing him with billionaire businesswoman and political aspirant Meg Whitman. Yet it’s done little to convince investors that the company has its house in order. HPhas now removed two CEOs in two years, and the stock has dropped precipitously, shedding $60 billion of HP’s market value. Based on shareholder reaction to Thursday’s CEO shuffle, more punishment is likely in store. Mark Hurd was forced to resign a year ago in an ethics scandal, and on Thursday HP fired his successor, Leo Apotheker, after a string of disappointing earnings reports and the botched handling of key strategy announcements. He was replaced by former eBay chief Meg Whitman, who brings celebrity appeal and the sheen of a dot-com-era star who transformed eBay Inc. from scrappy startup to Internet-auction powerhouse. The decision was the kind of hasty, headline-grabbing move that Silicon Valley watchers have come to expect from HPas it muddles through a very public identity crisis with an unpredictable board and the hardest job in technology to fill. It was another dizzying turn of the executive merrygo-round at a company whose legendary leadership issues are straining HP’s sprawling technology empire, which includes the world’s biggest printer and PC businesses. Shareholders were impressed by reports that leaked Wednesday about Whitman’s candidacy for the job. But those gains were largely wiped out Thursday when fears set in that HP’s strategy is still deeply flawed. It’s not what HPhad in mind. Swapping Apotheker, who has now been ousted from two high-profile CEO jobs in two years, for Whitman was designed to stem investor fury over a series of questionable strategy moves. HP’s chairman, Ray Lane, said Apotheker’sdismissal was caused by several factors. “You don’t deliver a quarter, you don’t deliver another quarter, then you make some important announcements that are communicated poorly — it was incremental,” Lane said on a conference call. Whitman was on the call, but Apotheker was not. “Then you have to make the tough call of, how long do you go along with that? Do you help? Do you surround? Or do you replace?” Whitman is a billionaire who is best known for the decade she spent building eBay and her unsuccessful run last year for California governor. Her star power could be an asset for a company that struggled to gain credibility under Apotheker, who was previously little-known outside of the business-software world. HPis no stranger to celebrity CEOs. But Carly Fiorina’s run at the company’s helm, from 1999 to 2005, ended in shambles. Despite Whitman’s success at eBay, she is untested when it comes to running a company that is in as many businesses as HP. Another turnaround effort earlier in her career, at FTD, the iconic flower-delivery company, ended with Whitman quitting after two years and declaring that the company is “not fixable.” Many analysts have said the same thing about HP in its current form. On Thursday, she defended her predecessor’s most controversial moves. She said a decision on PC division’s fate will be made by the end of the year. Analysts are mixed about her prospects. “She built up a one-trick pony, an online auction site, and she oversaw the growth of the company, but we are talking about a situation where someone needs to come in who has a technological background, an engineering and scientific background,” said Steve Diamond, an associate professor at Santa Clara University School of Law. “And that is way outside of her skill set.” Diamond said the decision to change CEOs so soon points to continued disarray on HP’s board, long a target of critics for the chaos it’s caused at one of Silicon Valley’s oldest and largest companies. Infighting and ego-driven drama has long plagued the board, from revelations in 2006 that HPhad spied on directors and journalists to ferret out the source of leaks, to last year’s dismissal of CEO Mark Hurd in an ethics scandal. “There’s no question the board is off the rails — they need a smaller, tighter board that’s committed to the idea of what the company does,” Diamond said. “But they have a lot of people on the board from different industries. The tough job will be getting the board on board.” Whitman’s appointment Thursday was Silicon Valley’s worst-kept secret. Deliberations leaked out a day earlier to the delight of investors, who drove up HP’s stock and apparently gave HP’s board the push it needed to oust Apotheker. HP’s board met Thursday to finalize the change, having decided that Apotheker had lost the board’s confidence in his ability to lead HPlong-term, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press. Lane, the HPchairman, defended Apotheker’sfiring and Whitman’s quick selection. The board “objectively evaluated whether he was the right guy to operate the business, and we came to the conclusion that he was not,” he said on the conference call. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 25, 2011Page 9A LIL WIZARDS ACADEMY; 3.639"; 3"; Black; main top; 0 0 0 1 1 8 2 0 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 9/25/11; 0 0 0 1 2 2 3 3 SEBRING PEDIATRICS, LLC; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 9/25/11; 0 0 0 1 2 2 3 9 BUSINESS With Whitman as new CEO, HP gets star power, but an imperfect fit MCT Meg Whitman, who was named CEO of HP Thursday, ran for governor of California in 2010. Special to the News-SunCHARLOTTE, N.C. — It’s that time of year again when hundreds of nonprofit organizations race to participate in the semiannual Belk Charity Sale from 6-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 5. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 25, 2011Page 11A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. GC 09-1871 HIGHLANDS COUNTY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY, INC., a Florida corporation Plaintiffs, vs JAMES P. COLEMAN, JR. and ARLENE COLEMAN, his wife Defendants NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to an amended final decree of foreclosure entered in the above entitled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situate in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lots 12442 to 12444, inclusive, AVON PAR K LAKES UNIT 39, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 5, Page 82, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 A.M. on the 4th day of October, A.D., 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. DATED this 1st day of September, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk *In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the Clerk of Courts office at 590 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida 33870-3701, Telephone 863-402-6500 not later than seven days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired (TDDV 1-800-955-8770, Via Florida Relay Service. September 18, 25, 2011 Request a Notice of Lien Sale be Published on the following listed Units. Misc. Items, Furniture, Household items Unit No. A-2 Ashley Smiling 1553 Wilson Road Crossville, TN 38571 Misc. items, Furniture, Household items Unit No. C-2 Michael Hillenberg 25 Corkwood Avenue Lake Placid, FL 33852 LIEN SALE WILL BE HELD: Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Time: 10:00 AM Location: 630 Spruce Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (Compton Warehouses C-2 September 25; October 2, 2011 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C IVIL ACTION C ASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000142 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. D ANIEL S. BRILL, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final J udgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated on September 01, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000142 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the Plaintiff and DANIEL S. BRILL; EILEEN BRILL; BANK OF AMERICA, NA; 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 4th day of October, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 22 AND 23, BLOCK 6, HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES SECTION P, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 59, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 244 FLAMINGO STREET, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on September 2, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10005513 COUNTRYCAL-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 18, 25, 2011IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: FC11-932 DIVISION: FAMILY BARBARA L. CALDWELL Petitioner and JEFFREY S. CALDWELL Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Jeffrey S. Caldwell 2759 Brantford Rd., Symrna, Delaware YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Barbara Caldwell, whose address is 310 E. Booker St., Avon Park, FL 33825, on or before October 21, 2011, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, before service on petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file a Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the Clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated September 15, 2011. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Alicia Perez Deputy Clerk September 18, 25; October 2, 9, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C IVIL ACTION C ASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000146 T HE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE B ANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE, FOR CWALT, I NC., ALTERNATIVE LOAN TRUST 2007-OA11 MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-OA11,P laintiff, v s. M ADELINE SARA DEL SOL A/K/A MADELINE S. D ELSOL, 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 September 01, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000146 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS C ounty, Florida wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK M ELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS T RUSTEE, FOR CWALT, INC., ALTERNATIVE L OAN TRUST 2007-OA11 MORTGAGE P ASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2 007-OA11, is the Plaintiff and MADELINE SARA D EL SOL A/K/A MADELINE S. DELSOL; ANY AND ALL PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(SD EAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PART IES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, H EIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMA NTS; TENANT #1 N/K/A GORDON GONSALES a re the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell t o the highest bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY R OOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00AM, on the 4th day of October, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 20, IN BLOCK 69, A RESUBDIVISION OF B LOCKS 58 AND 69, PLACID LAKES SECTION SIX A ND EIGHT, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF R ECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 42, OF THE P UBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, F LORIDA. A/K/A 319 FOX RIDGE ROAD, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 W ITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court o n September 2, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court B y: /s/ Priscilla Michalak D eputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09107005 COUNTRY-CONV B/C--Team 2 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. September 18, 25, 2011 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 07001073GCS B ANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERT IFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-23, P laintiff, v s. R EYNALDO RODRIGUEZ, 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 Sept ember 01, 2011 and entered in Case No. 0 7001073GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. A SSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-23, i s the Plaintiff and REYNALDO RODRIGUEZ; AN Y A ND ALL PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UND ER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, H EIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMA NTS; SEBRING RIDGE PROPERTY OWNERS ASS OCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk o f the Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash a t JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF T HE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00AM, on the 4th day of October, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 4, BLOCK 4, SEBRING RIDGE, SECTION G, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS REC ORDED IN PLAT BOOK 12, PAGE 28, OF THE P UBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, F LORIDA. A /K/A 4226 MACKEREL DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 3 3870 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 o n September 2, 2011. R OBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court B y: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L.P .O. Box 25018 T ampa, Florida 33622-5018 F 07051728 COUNTRY-CONV B/C --Team 2 *See Americans with Disabilities Act I n accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should c ontact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 2 5018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 t he proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. September 18, 25, 2011 t he proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. S eptember 18, 25, 2011 1050Legals I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C IVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2007-CA-000687 W ELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. A NDY RUSSELL HOLTON A/K/A ANDY R. HOLTON, 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 Sept ember 01, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2007-CA-000687 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N .A., is the Plaintiff and ANDY RUSSELL HOLTON A /K/A ANDY R. HOLTON; KRISTINE HOLTON; ANY A ND ALL PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UND ER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDU AL DEFENDANT(S B E DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN P ARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTERET AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANT-E ES, ASSIGNEEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, TRUST EES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS CLAIMING BY, T HROUGH, UNDER, OR AGAINST CARL A. POST ON A/K/A CARL ARTHUR POSTON, JR. A/K/A C ARL ARTHUR POSTON A/K/A CARL A. POSTON, J R., DECEASED; CARLA SCRUGGS A/K/A CARLA P OSTON SCRUGGS A/K/A CARLA M. POSTON A /K/A CARLA MARIE POSTON AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF CARL A. POTON A/K/A CARL ARTHUR POSTON, JR. A/K/A CARL ARTHUR POSTON A/K/A CARL A. POSTON, JR., DECEASED; CARLA SCRUGGS A/K/A CARLA P OSTON SCRUGGS A/K/A CARLA M. POSTON A /K/A CARLA MARIE POSTON, AS HEIR OF THE E STATE OF CARL A. POSTON A/K/A CARL ART HUR POSTON JR. A/K/A CARL ARTHUR POSTON A /K/A CARL A. POSTON, JR., DECEASED; DONELIA J. POSTON A/K/A DONELIA JIMENEZ POSTON, AS HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF CARL A. POSTON A/K/A CARL ARHTUR POSTON, JR. A/K/A CARL ARTHUR POSTON A/K/A CARL A. POSTON, JR., DECEASED; GLENN POSTON A/K/A G LENN ALFRED POSTON AS HEIR OF THE ESTATE O F CARL A. POSTON A/K/A CARL ARHTUR POST ON, JR. A/K/A CARL ARTHUR POSTON A/K/A C ARL A. POSTON, JR., DECEASED; CARLA S CRUGGS A/K/A CARLA POSTON SCRUGGS A/K/A CARLA M. POSTON A/K/A CARLA MARIE POSTON, AS TRUSTEE OF THE CARL A POSTON, JR. TRUST DATED NOVEMBER 6, 2006, AS HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF CARL A. POSTON A/K/A CARL ARHTUR POSTON, JR. A/K/A CARL ARTHUR POSTON A/K/A CARL A. POSTON, JR., DECEASED; D ONELIA J. POSTON A/K/A DONELIA JIMENEZ P OSTON, AS BENEFICIARY OF THE CAROL A. POSTON, JR. TRUST DATED NOVEMBER 6, 2006, A S HEIR OF THE ESTATE OF CARL A. POSTON A/K/A CARL ARHTUR POSTON, JR. A/K/A CARL A RTHUR POSTON A/K/A CARL A. POSTON, JR., DECEASED; 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 4th day of October, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: BEGIN AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE FRACTIONAL NORTHWEST ONE QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST ONE QUARTER SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EAST, THENCE EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 30 FEET, THENCE NORTH 7 DEGREES, 43 MINUTES WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 111.15 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 253.1 FEET TO THE TRUE MEANDER LINE OF THE WEST SHORE OF LAKE PLACID, SOMETIMES CALLED LAKE CHILDS, THENCE NORTH 11 DEGREES 15 MINUTES WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 61.4 FEET, THEN WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 249.3 FEET TO THE EAST BOUNDARY OF A CLAY ROAD, THENCE SOUTH 7 DEGREES 43 MINUTES EAST FOR A DISTANCE OF 60.55 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, BEING IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 5019 PLACID VIEW DRIVE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on September 2, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F07030654 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 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 07000549GCS B ANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CERT IFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-20, Plaintiff, v s. P URA DEL P. MENDOZA, 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 Sept ember 01, 2011 and entered in Case No. 0 7000549GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF NEW YORK AS TRUSTEE F OR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS CWABS, INC. A SSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-20, i s the Plaintiff and PURA DEL P. MENDOZA; THE U NKNOWN SPOUSE OF PURA DEL P. MENDOZA; D ORI QUINONES JIMENES A/K/A DORIS QUIN ONES JIMENEZ; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF P URA DEL P. MENDOZA; DORI QUINONES JIMENES A/K/A DORIS QUINONES JIMENEZ; ANY AND ALL PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S B E DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN P ARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, H EIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMA NTS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court w ill sell to the highest bidder for cash at JURY ASS EMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHL ANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH C OMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00AM, on the 4th day o f October, 2011, the following described prope rty as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 28, BLOCK Q, SPRING LAKE VILLAGE III, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 54, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, F LORIDA. A /K/A 7908 GRANADA ROAD, SEBRING, FL 3 3876 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 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on September 2, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk 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 F07020096 COUNTRY-CONV B/C--Team 2 *See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should c ontact 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 18, 25, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION File No. PC11-382 Division Probate IN RE: ESTATE OFJAMES DAVID MOORE, JR. A/K/A JIMMY MOOREDeceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the estate of JAMES DAVID MOORE, JR. a/k/a JIMMY MOORE, deceased, File Number PC 11-382, by the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is Clerk of the Court, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida; that the decedent's date of death was March 20, 2011; that the total value of the estate is $10,000.00 and that the names and addresses of those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Nancy Moore, P.O. Box 15, Emigrant, MT 59027. ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: All creditors of the estate of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against the estate of the decedent other than those for whom provision for full payment was made in the Order of Summary Administration must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE. ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PER IOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is September 18, 2011. Person Giving Notice: Hal Worden 615 W. Main Street Avon Park, Florida 33825 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: John K. McClure Attorney for Petitioner Florida Bar Number: 286958 MCCLURE & LOBOZZO 211 S. Ridgewood Drive Sebring, Florida 33870 Telephone: (863 F ax: (863 September 18, 25, 2011 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2011CA000521A000XX WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., Plantiff, vs. TALTON M. GREEN, et al,D efendants. N OTICE OF ACTION T O: UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TALTON M. GREEN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 907 West Pleasant S treet, Avon Park, FL 33825 ALSO ATTEMPTED AT: 50 Montezuma Drive, Alexander City, AL 35010 CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN TALTON M. GREEN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 907 West Pleasant Street, Avon Park, FL 33825 ALSO ATTEMPTED AT: 50 Montezuma Drive, Alexander City, AL 35010 CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 17, BLOCK 17, HYDE PARK 2ND REPLAT, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, AT PAGE 17, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Marshall C. Watson, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before October 25, 2011 a date which is within thirty (30 THE NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 14th day of September, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk September 25; October 2, 2011 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-972-FCS IN THE MATTER OF THE ADOPTION OF ALEXSIS JO-LICIA HELMS A doptee NOTICE OF ACTION T O: JOHN EDWARD GREEN 26 Ridgeway Road Kingston 19 J amaica, W.I. Y OU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a Petition for T ermination of Parental Rights Pending Adoption a nd Petition for Adoption has been filed and you a re required to serve a copy of your answer or p leading of the petition to the Petitioner's attorn ey, TED A. LASSEIGNE, Post Office Box 2238, H aines City, Florida 33845-2238, and file the original answer or pleading in the office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court on or before October 18, 2011. If you fail to do so, judgment for adoption a nd for other relief prayed for in the Petition may b e granted by deafault. ` `If you are a person with a disability who needs a ny accommodation in order to participate in this p roceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to t he provision of certain assistance. 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C M Y K Page 12ANews-SunSunday, September 25, 2011www.newssun.com DUMMY 09 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD #00011623***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ***************************************** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals SURPLUS STATE PROPERTY DEP #BPLA2011-003 Highlands Co. Sec. 22, TS 37S, R 33E 89.07 +/acres Sold by quitclaim deed AS IS, WHERE IS For complete package and terms: Ann Henson (850 Bid Deadline is Oct. 7, 2011 10:00a.m. EST NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHL ANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OR AMENDMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT RULE 2.22 AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt School Board Rule 2.22, Board Meetings, at a regular meeting of the Board on Monday, October 24, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed changes to the handbook shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21 notice to request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed manual. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Monday, October 24, 2011, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed manual is to include the revised policy as set forth in recent legislation. A summary of the proposed rule or amendment is as follows: All official School Board meetings shall be open to the public and all informal meetings and conferences involving School Board members shall be conducted as public meetings unless specifically exempted by Florida Statutes. Special meeti ngs shall be held at the time designated by the Superintendent, School Board Chairperson, or when called by a majority of the School Board members as specified in written notice specifying the time, place and purpose of such meeting provided to each Board member at least two (2 days in advance of the meeting. The Superintendent shall establish the agenda for School Board meetings in consultation with the Board Chairman. The Superintendent shall establish reasonable procedures and deadlines for the receipt of requests to place items of business on the agenda and requests to make a presentation in the public discussion period. After the agenda has been made available, change shall be only for good cause, as determined by the person designated to preside and stated in the record. Public participation at board meetings is valuable to school governance on education issues and matters of community interest. Public participation shall be permitted before the Board takes official position on any action item under consideration. Each statement made by a participant shall be limited to five (5 the presiding officer. All statements shall be directed to t he presiding officer. No person may address or question Board members individually. Staff members shall not be expected to answer questions from the audience unless called upon by the Board Chairman or the Superintendent. The presiding officer may: a) interrupt, warn, or terminate a participants statement when the statement is too l engthy, personally directed, abusive, obscene or irrelevant; b) request any individual to leave the meeting when that person does not observe reasonable decorum; c) request the assistance of law enforcement officers in the removal of a disorderly person when that persons conduct interferes with the orderly progress of the meeting; or d) call for a recess or an adjournment to another time when the lack of public decorum so interferes with the orderly conduct of the meeting as to warrant such action. No Board action shall be taken on requests made during public discussion unless the Board declares the matter to be an emergency in accordance with current law. Any other requests that the Board chooses to take action on shall be placed on an agenda for a subsequent meeting. The specific legal authority includes Sections 1001.41 and 1001.42, Florida Statutes. The School District believes thatthe proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the p roposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey lass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. H IGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary September 25, 2011 NOTICE OF INTENT OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OR AMENDMENT OF SCHOOL DISTRICT CODE OF CONDUCT AND NOTICE OF POTENTIAL PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given that THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY intends to adopt School Board Code of Conduct at a regular meeting of the Board on Monday, October 24, 2011, at 5:30 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room, George Douglass Administration Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida. The proposed changes to the handbook shall be effective upon adoption. Pursuant to Section 120.54, Florida Statutes, any affected person has twenty-one (21 request the opportunity to present evidence and argument to the School Board of Highlands County, Florida regarding the proposed manual. Such hearing must be requested in writing and received by Wally Cox, Superintendent, 426 School Street, Sebring, FL 33870, within 21 days after publication of this notice. If such hearing is requested, it will be held Monday, October 24, 2011, at 5:45 p.m. Any person desiring to attend such a hearing is requested to call the Superintendents office to verify whether such hearing has been requested. The purpose and effect of the proposed manual is to modify the Code of Conduct to u pdate in accordance with annual review and implement statutory changes and other corrective measures as deemed necessary. The following topics will be amended: 1. Student Dress Code. While on the grounds of a public school during the regular school day, students are prohibi ted from wearing clothing that exposes underwear or body parts in an indecent or vulgar manner or that disrupts the orderly learning environment. The specific legal authority includes Article IX Section 4(b Florida; Sections 1001.32, 1001.41, and 1001.43, Florida Statutes. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will have no effect on small business. The School District believes that the proposed rule or amendment will not result in substantial increase in costs or prices paid by consumers, individual industries or state or local government agencies, and will not result in significant adverse effects on competition, employment, investment, productivity, innovation or international trade and/or alternative approaches to the regulatory objective either do not exist and/or are precluded by law. The cost to the School District of promulgating the proposed rule or amendment is estimated to be $200. The estimated annual cost of implementing and enforcing the proposed rule or amendment is $0. The text of the proposed rule or amendment can be obtained at the Superintendents office (Attn. Connie Scobey Building, 426 School Street, Sebring, Florida between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. HIGHLANDS COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, BY: Wally Cox, Superintendent & ex officio secretary S eptember 25, 2011 1050Legals Request a Notice of Lien Sale be Published on the following listed Units. Misc. Items, Artwork, Tools Unit No. D-2 Robert Skipper 356 Ontario Street, #218 Stratford, Ontario N5A 7X6 LIEN SALE WILL BE HELD: Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2011 Time: 10:00 AM Location: 630 Spruce Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (Compton Warehouses September 25; October 2, 2011 Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155


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C M Y K Special to the News-SunL ABELLE Adistrict win is a big achievement, regardless of how ugly it might have been. Amid a stifling humidity that may have lead to short tempers, a slew of penalties, personal fouls and ejections, Avon Park was glad to slip out of LaBelle with a 2 1-14 win over the Cowboys. It was an ugly game, Red Devil head coach Andy Bonjokian said. We played hard and play until the whistle blows. Its a win against a tough team and we earned it. Earned it they did as the two teams combined for 24 penalties w ith LaBelle totaling six of the p ersonal foul variety and a firstquarter player ejection for each team resulting in multiple warnings to the benches and players throughout the game. Though it started out all bright and shiny for Avon Park as their first two possessions resulted in s cores. Tyler Johnson took the first handoff and zipped through a hole, past the defensive backfield and all the way in for a 41-yard touchdown just 14 seconds into the game. After forcing a LaBelle punt, the Devils started to march, drivi ng 45 yards on six plays with Charles Louis barging in for a 140 lead. The Cowboys cut the lead in half on a 32-yard pass play in the second quarter, but Avon Park soon answered back. A42-yard Louis run was added to by several Cowboy penalties before Louis and hammered it in, this time from the three, with under a minute to go, to set the halftime margin at 21-7. T he Red Devils had chances in the third to build the lead up, but saw two possessions come up Devils slip past Cowboys B y DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comIn the District 10-6A opener, Sebring saw a close e arly contest get away from them in Fridays 36-7 loss at L ake Gibsons Virgil R amage Stadium. After both defenses held in a tight opening quarter that saw the Braves up 8-0. But the Blue Streaks answered when Davaris Faulk found Michael Weston for a 19-yard score early in the second to make it an 8-7 contest. Things, however, soon began to fall apart. e were right there with them and a bad snap sends the ball back 20 yards, head coach LaVaar Scott said. They got the ball back, made a big play for a score and things started to unravel. That big play was a 35yard touchdown from Trey Congdon to Eric Carter, with Trent Taylor later rumbling in a seven-yard score for a 22-7 halftime lead. e started beating ourselves again, Scott said. Im sure some of them were thinking, here we go again. Carter and Congdon connected again in the third to boost the lead a bit further and Devante Terrell pounced on a flared snap in the end zone for another Gibson score that would set the final margin. The Sebring offense found it tough to get much traction as the ground game was held in check to the tune of -1 yards on the night, while the Brave offense ground out 130 rushing yards and Congdon went 12of-16 for 166 yards and two touchdowns. I dont want to take anything away from the other team, but when I look up and down the rosters, from a personnel standpoint, we can beat them, Scott said. Avon Park picks up victory, Lake Placid, Sebring both downed SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, September 25, 2011 Courtesy photo Avon Park football head coach Andy Bonjokian made a formal plaque presentation just prior to last weeks football game to Santiago Hernandez, General Sales Manager of Witham Chevrolet. Witham Chevrolet is a major sponsor of the Avon Park Red Devils this year, and served as the title sponsor for this years Grill n Chill fundraiser event for APHS football. Red Devils show gratitude News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Brittany Collison sends this dig up to the front row during Lake Placids three-set win at Avon Park Thursday night. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAVON PARK The frustration of a missed chance to make a statement was evident on Avon Park head coach Stephanie Devlin after her squad of Lady Red Devils were swept by county and district rival Lake Placid Thursday night. Theyre a great team that works well together, but that wasnt the team weve seen before, Devlin said. They were making mistakes tonight and it was our time to capitalize and make a statement here in our gym. That looked to be the case as Avon Park fought back twice, from a 13-7 deficit and a 21-13 spread, to close to within 22-18 in the opening set. Strong serves from Ashley Chacon and Lady Dragons hold off Avon Park See LP, Page 3B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Though the final score looked lopsided, the Lake Placid defense didnt make things easy for Dunber as Malachi McLean puts pressure on Angel Andres on this play Friday night. Bedeviling Football Friday B y DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKE PLACID It wasnt the expression nor attitude one might expect from a coach fresh off a 33-0 loss. But the sense of encouragement and pride were obvious in Green Dragon head coach Jason Holden after Fridays defeat at the hands of visiting Tigers of Fort Myers Dunbar. I just cant think of anything right now except how proud I am of the effort these kids put out there tonight, he said. That was our focus all week and it was exciting to see. In part, because that effort was one of the reasons that this was one of those games where the final score was not at all indicative of the battle it truly was. Point of fact, against this potentially explosive Dunbar offense, running a combination spread and wildcat offense with weapons aplenty and speed to burn, it was just a 13-0 game headed into the fourth quarter. And one of those scores was on a fumble recovery and return for touchdown early in the second quarter. Dragons encouraged in loss See LP, Page 4B News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE While the Sebring offense was pretty much held down inF ridays loss at Lake Gibson, Davaris Faulk did connect with Michael Weston on a 19-yard score. Blue Streaks bested by Braves See SEBRING, Page 4B Courtesy photo Charles Louis gets past this LaBelle defender on his way to a score in Avon Parks 21-14 win over the Cowboys Friday night. See AP, Page 4B Home Depot works up FiremensFieldPage 3B


C M Y K Knights Soccer ChallengeAVONPARK The Avon Park Knights of Columbus, Council No. 14717, will sponsor a soccer challenge for boys and girls aged 10-14 on Sunday, Sept. 25, from Noon-3 p.m. at the Our Lady ofG race soccer field at 595 East Main St., Avon Park. No experience is required with winners determined for boys and girls in each age c ategory with a series of penalty kicks. Those winners will then advance on to t he Regional competition to be held in the B radenton-Sarasota area. Each contestant will be awarded a certificate for participation and refreshments will be available. Application forms are available at the Our Lady of Grace church office. For more information, contact Steve Ashley at 414-4169.P anther Hitting CampsThe SFCC Baseball program will be hosting one more hitting camp this fall for aspiring players aged 6-14. The camp will be held Saturdays Oct. 15 and 29. Each day, the camp 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 .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 programs at the YMCA. For more information, contact Jonathan Joles at jonathanjymca@hotmail.com or call 382-9622.LPAA Hall of Fame Dinner LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Athletic Association is holding their annual Hall of Fame Dinner at the Elks Lodge on Saturday, Oct. 8 The inductees into the 2011 Hall of Fame will be Mr. Vic Kirk and Dr. Robert Bob Fitzgerald. Coach Kirk had many successful seasons as a football, baseball, basketballa nd track coach. Dr. Fitzgerald was the voice of the Dragon football games for 36 years and made many other contributions to youths ports and the community. During the dinner we will also honor M r. Al Ritacco who recently passed away. Mr. Ritacco is remembered as a coach, f riend and father figure to many. LPAAmembers will cook and serve a p rime rib dinner. Tickets are available at $50 per person. After presentations are made there will be silent auction and raffle items, prizes, dancing with a DJ and lots of fun. If you have any stories, pictures, or memories that you would like to share about any of these three dynamic individuals, or questions, please contact Laura Teal at 441-0729, or by email at laurateal1960@yahoo.com The Lake Placid Athletic Association has been organized for over 40 years and continues to support youth sports by working with the coaches and staff from the local public and private schools and sports organizations. The Hall of Fame dinner is one of two annual fundraisers for LPAA.Busy fall for local golfersLocal golfers should find links active during the next several months with several tournaments scheduled. The Veterans Council Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22, at Harder Hall. Proceeds from the 4-man team shotgun scramble, silent auction, and 50/50 will go to benefit the Veterans Assistance Fund. The Meals on Wheels Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Harder Hall. This tournament is usually sold out and itsproceeds assist in providing meals to the clients. On Sunday, Nov. 6, the Mens Golf Association of Sun n Lakes is sponsoring a golf tournament with proceeds to benefit the Veterans Assistance Fund. There will be an auction and several other fundraisers going on during this tournament. One field is sold out and another has been opened for this event. American Legion Post 25, Lake Placid, has slated May 8, 2012 in SpringLakes for their annual Golf Tournament. If a Unit would like to help sponsor one or more of these events, please contact the sponsoring group. There is always a need for volunteers. Volunteers are needed at the registration table, the silent auction, raffle and watching for a hole-in-one. Setting up for a golf tournament also takes a lot of volunteers putting up the sponsor/hole signs, setting up the goodie bags, preparing the signs, and sign up sheets, and arranging for auction items, sponsors, and door prizes. Non-golfers can participate by volunteering to help with the event. Each of these tournaments are a benefit to the veterans in the community in one way or another. Meals on Wheels provides meals to shut-ins, veterans and non-veterans. The Veteran Assistance Fund provides a one-time hand-upto an eligible veteran or their family. AMERICAN LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB LPctGB x-New York9561.609 Boston8868.5647 Tampa Bay8671.548912Toronto8077.5101512Baltimore6691.4202912Central Division WLPctGB x-Detroit9166.580 Cleveland7878.5001212Chicago7681.48415 Kansas City6988.43922 Minnesota6096.3853012West Division WLPctGB x-Texas9166.580 Los Angeles8572.5416 Oakland7186.45220 Seattle6691.42025 x-clinched division ___ Thursdays Games Minnesota 3, Seattle 2 Oakland 4, Texas 3 Baltimore 6, Detroit 5 Cleveland 11, Chicago White Sox 2 Tampa Bay 15, N.Y. Yankees 8 Toronto 4, L.A. Angels 3, 12 innings Fridays Games Detroit 4, Baltimore 3, 11 innings Cleveland 6, Minnesota 5 Boston at New York, ppd., rain Toronto 5, Tampa Bay 1 Texas 5, Seattle 3 Kansas City 11, Chicago White Sox 1 Oakland 3, L.A. Angels 1 Saturdays Games Minnesota at Cleveland, 1st game, late Boston at N.Y. Yankees, late Seattle at Texas, late Baltimore at Detroit, late Minnesota at Cleveland, 2nd game, late Kansas City at Chicago White Sox, late Toronto at Tampa Bay, late Oakland at L.A. Angels, late Sundays Games Baltimore (Matusz 1-8 (Penny 10-11 Boston (Lackey 12-12. Yankees (A.J.Burnett 10-11 game Minnesota (Hendriks 0-2 (Carmona 7-15 Toronto (Cecil 4-10ampa Bay (W.Davis 10-10), 1:40 p.m. Kansas City (Mendoza 1-0 White Sox (Floyd 12-12 Seattle (Furbush 4-9exas (D.Holland 15-5 Oakland (Harden 4-4 (Pineiro 7-7 Boston (Wakefield 7-7) at N.Y. Yankees (Nova 16-4NATIONAL LEAGUEEast Division WLPctGB x-Philadelphia9858.628 Atlanta8968.567912Washington7680.48722 New York7482.47424 Florida7186.4522712Central Division WLPctGB x-Milwaukee9265.586 St. Louis8671.5486 Cincinnati7681.48416 Chicago7087.44622 Pittsburgh7087.44622 Houston55102.35037 West Division WLPctGB x-Arizona9166.580 San Francisco8473.5357 Los Angeles7977.5061112Colorado7087.44621 San Diego6889.43323 x-clinched division ___ Thursdays Games N.Y. Mets 8, St. Louis 6 Washington 6, Philadelphia 1 Houston 9, Colorado 6 L.A. Dodgers 8, San Francisco 2 Fridays Games Atlanta 7, Washington 4 Pittsburgh 4, Cincinnati 3 Philadelphia at New York, ppd., rain Houston 11, Colorado 2 Milwaukee 4, Florida 1 Chicago Cubs 5, St. Louis 1 Arizona 3, San Francisco 1 L.A. Dodgers 2, San Diego 0 Saturdays Games Atlanta at Washington, late Chicago Cubs at St. Louis, late Philadelphia at N.Y. Mets, late Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, late Colorado at Houston, late Florida at Milwaukee, late San Francisco at Arizona, late L.A. Dodgers at San Diego, late Sundays Games Atlanta (Minor 5-2ashington (Detwiler 3-5 Cincinnati (Willis 0-6 (Ja.McDonald 9-9 Colorado (Millwood 3-3 (Harrell 0-1 Florida (Nolasco 10-11 (Narveson 10-8), 2:10 p.m. Philadelphia (Halladay 18-6. Mets (Pelfrey 7-12 Chicago Cubs (R.Wells 7-5) at St. Louis (E.Jackson 5-2 L.A. Dodgers (Kershaw 20-5 Diego (Luebke 6-9 San Francisco (Lincecum 13-13 Arizona (D.Hudson 16-11AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA New England2001.0007345 Buffalo2001.0007942 N.Y. Jets2001.0005927 Miami020.0003761 South WLTPctPFPA Houston2001.0005720 Jacksonville110.5001946 Tennessee110.5004029 Indianapolis020.0002661 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore110.5004833 Cincinnati110.5004941 Cleveland110.5004446 Pittsburgh110.5003135 West WLTPctPFPA Oakland110.5005858 San Diego110.5004552 Denver110.5004445 Kansas City020.0001089NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Washington2001.0005035 Dallas110.5005151 Philadelphia110.5006248 N.Y. Giants110.5004244 South WLTPctPFPA New Orleans110.5006455 Atlanta110.5004761 Tampa Bay110.5004447 Carolina020.0004458 North WLTPctPFPA Green Bay2001.0007257 Detroit2001.0007523 Chicago110.5004342 Minnesota020.0003748 West WLTPctPFPA San Francisco110.5005744 Arizona110.5004943 St. Louis020.0002959 Seattle020.0001757 ___ Sundays Games Houston at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Denver at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Detroit at Minnesota, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. New England at Buffalo, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Miami at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Carolina, 1 p.m. Kansas City at San Diego, 4:05 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Baltimore at St. Louis, 4:05 p.m. Arizona at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. Green Bay at Chicago, 4:15 p.m. Atlanta at Tampa Bay, 4:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at Indianapolis, 8:20 p.m. Mondays Game Washington at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 Detroit at Dallas, 1 p.m. Washington at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Carolina at Chicago, 1 p.m. Pittsburgh at Houston, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. N.Y. Giants at Arizona, 4:05 p.m. Atlanta at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Miami at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. New England at Oakland, 4:15 p.m. Denver at Green Bay, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Baltimore, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3 Indianapolis at Tampa Bay, 8:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Columbus11108413537 Sporting KC10911414438 Philadelphia9713403731 Houston9912393839 New York7715364441 D.C.8811353940 Chicago5815303337 Toronto FC61212303252 New England51212273246WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA x-Los Angeles16310584322 Real Salt Lake1576514123 Seattle1469514631 FC Dallas1397463632 Colorado10911414039 Portland10127373742 Chivas USA71211323638 San Jose61112303138 Vancouver41410222846 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. xclinched playoff berth ___ Fridays Games Sporting Kansas City 1, Philadelphia 1, tie Saturdays Games Houston at FC Dallas, late Portland at New York, late Real Salt Lake at D.C. United, late Los Angeles at Columbus, late San Jose at Colorado, late Toronto FC at Chivas USA, late Seattle FC at Vancouver, late Sundays Games New England at Chicago, 4 p.m.CONFERENCE SEMIFINALS(Best-of-3 EASTERN CONFERENCE Indiana 2, New York 1 Indiana 74, New York 72 New York 87, Indiana 72 Indiana 72, New York 62 Atlanta 2, Connecticut 0 Connecticut 84 Atlanta 69, Connecticut 64 WESTERN CONFERENCE Minnesota 2, San Antonio 1 Minnesota 66, San Antonio 65 San Antonio 84, Minnesota 75 Minnesota 85, San Antonio 67 Phoenix 2, Seattle 1 Seattle 80, Phoenix 61 Phoenix 92, Seattle 83 Phoenix 77, Seattle 75CONFERENCE FINALSEASTERN CONFERENCE Indiana 1, Atlanta 0 Thursday: Indiana 82, Atlanta 74 Sunday: Indiana at Atlanta, 3 p.m. x-Tuesday, Sept. 27: Atlanta at Indiana, TBD WESTERN CONFERENCE Minnesota 1, Phoenix 0 Thursday: Minnesota 95, Phoenix 67 Sunday: Minnesota at Phoenix, 5 p.m. x-Tuesday, Sept. 27: Phoenix at Minnesota, TBDBASEBALLNational League ARIZONA DIAMONDBACKSAcquired LHP Mike Zagurski from Philadelphia for a player to be named. Designated RHP Esmerling Vasquez for assignment. CINCINNATI REDSAgreed to terms with general manager Walt Jocketty ona three-year contract extension through the 2014 season. SAN DIEGO PADRESExtended the contracts of Fred Uhlman Jr. and Jason McLeod vice president/assistant general managers. Promoted A.J. Hinchvice president/assistant general manager.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFLFined San Diego DL Antonio Garay $15,000 for a hit below the knees of New England QB Tom Brady, New England DE Andre Carter $15,000 for hitting San Diego QB Philip Rivers in the chest with his helmet, San Diego S Eric Weddle $15,000 for helmet-to-helmet contact with New England TE Rob Gronkowski and Philadelphia DT Cullen Jenkins $15,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Atlanta QB Matt Ryan during last weeks games. NEW ENGLAND PATROITSReleased TE Dan Gronkowski. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: Volleyball at Clewiston,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Swimming at Lakeland Christian,5:30 p.m. THURSDAY: JVFootball at Hardee,7 p.m.; Swimming vs.Sebring,5:30 p.m. Sebring MONDAY: Volleyball vs.Frostproof,7 p.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball at Kathleen,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Golf at Polk County Invitational,9 a.m.; Girls Golf at Hardee,4 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Football at Frostproof,7 p.m.; Volleyball vs.Winter Haven,6/7:30 p.m.; Swimming at Lake Placid,5:30 p.m. SFCC TUESDAY: Volleyball at Pasco-Hernando,7 p.m. THURSDAY: Volleyball at St.Petersburg,7 p.m. FRIDAY: Volleyball hosts tournament,vs.Lake Sumter,1 p.m.,vs.Clearwater Christian, 5 p.m. SATURDAY: Volleyball hosts tournament,vs.Brevard,9 a.m.,vs.Indian River,3 p.m. Avon Park TUESDAY: Volleyball at Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Golf vs.Frostproof,River Greens,4 p.m. T HURSDAY: Volleyball at DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Golf vs.Auburndale,Pinecrest, 3:30 p.m. N N F F L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . J acksonville at Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 6 6 1 1 p p . m m . Miami at Cleveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 1 1 0 0 1 1 p p . m m . Detroit at Minnesota or N.Y. Giants at . . . Philadelphia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F F O O X X 3 3 6 6 4 4 p p . m m . A tlanta at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F F O O X X 8 8 : : 1 1 5 5 p p . m m . P ittsburgh at Indianapolis . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C CM MO O N N D D A A Y Y 8 8 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . W ashington at Dallas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N M M A A J J O O R R L L E E A A G G U U E E B B A A S S E E B B A A L L L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Boston at N.Y. Yankees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T B B S S 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . T oronto at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 2 2 p p . m m . Kansas City at Chicago White Sox . . . . . W W G G N N 4 4 p p . m m . San Francisco at Arizona . . . . . . . . . . . . . T T B B S SM MO O N N D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . C hicago Cubs at San Diego . . . . . . . . . . . W W G G N NT TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . N.Y. Yankees at Tampa Bay . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NA A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . NASCAR Sylvania 300 . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 p p . m m . N HRA AAA Texas Fall Nationals Qual E E S S P P N N 2 2 7 7 p p . m m . N HRA AAA Texas Fall Nationals . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2Times, games, channels all subject to change G G O O L L F F S SU U N N D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n PGA The Tour Championship . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . PGA The Tour Championship . . . . . . . . N N B B C C 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . EuroPGA Austrian Open . . . . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F FW W N N B B A A P P L L A A Y Y O O F F F F S S S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 3 3 p p . m m . I ndiana at Atlanta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 5 5 p p . m m . Minnesota at Phoenix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2T TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 8 8 p p . m m . Atlanta at Indiana, if necessary . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 LIVESPORTSONTV Major League Baseball WNBA Transactions National Football League Major League Soccer Page 2BNews-SunSunday, September 25, 2011www.newssun.com


C M Y K w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 25, 2011Page 3B Sponsor Golf Tour.; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, sponsor golf tour; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 5 5 YMCA; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process **internet included**; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 Sponsor Golf Tour.; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, sponsor golf tour; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 5 5 YMCA; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process **internet included**; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 4 4 freshman Otisha Smith were key in getting the Devils back into the contest. But a closing run from the Dragons finished it off for a 25-18 win. It looked as if the statement might be made in the second set as Avon Park jumped out to a 9-5 lead, but Lake Placid started to whittle away and caught the Devils at 14-14, then took the lead on a Taylor Miller kill. But a Teresa Devlin ace a nd Chacon kill got the lead back at 17-15. ed be hanging with them, but then wed have mental lapses and theyd get a big run on us, coach Devlin said. Such was the case here as a four-point run made it 19-17 and a three-point scurry had it at 22-18. Again, the Avon Park came back, with a Chacon ace closing it to 24-22, but an Ashley Townsend tip secured the second set for the Dragons. But while the first two sets were kept close, Lake Placid arose in the third and the Devils fell flat. e just fell apart in that last set, coach Devlin said. The gals in green, though actually attired in their travel whites, burst out of the gate,s coring the first seven points. Kills from Kayla Wilson and Chacon showed Avon Park had a little fight left as t he lead was cut to 10-6. But those extended runs c ame back to haunt them as the Lady Dragons reeled off four straight and then another f ive to break it open at 19-7. Teresa Devlin tipped a point over and the towering Smith added a kill, but the dye was cast as Lake Placid soon brought home the 25-12 clincher. Every team is beatable and we didnt play with the same intensity that we have been, Dragon head coach Linette Wells said. We are still trying to work on playing our game, but we served well, moved the ball around, kept our focus and fought for the win. Stephanie (Devlin done a great job at Avon P ark, but theyre a better team than they showed last night. A rough stretch with four straight losses since their impressive run at the Bartow Invitational, the Lady Devils are still working through. Im trying to find the right combinations, Devlin s aid. I brought Otisha (Smith ty. Shes just a freshman and there were some mistakes, but shes 6-foot-2 and you s aw a few times what she can d o at the net. I think with her, Kayla (Wilson) and Teresa up f ront, thats a pretty impressive front row. ell keep working and hopefully can get over our mental lapses. Continued from 1B LP gets road win, 2-1 on the week News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE T eresa Devlin locks onto the ball before an attempted kill in Thursdays match with Lake Placid. By BRIAN KEOGH Associated PressDUNSANY, Ireland Spanish rookie Azahara Munoz holed a par putt on the 18th to help Europe extend its lead over the United States to 7-5 in the Solheim Cup at Killeen Castle on Saturday. Americans Cristie Kerr and Paul Creamer went 1 up on Munoz and Scotlands Catriona Matthew in the f inal match of the morning foursomes when Kerr birdied the 17th. But Kerr bunkered her approach to the last and couldnt save par from 12 feet, allowing the Europeans to halve the match with a winning par and double Europes overnight lead to two points. The United States is bidding to win the Solheim Cup for the fourth s traight time. But European captain Alison Nicholas said she had a good feeling about the outcome and hailed Europes halved match in the final foursomes as absolutely massive. Europe started the day leading by 412to 312points and won the morning session 212-112as Caroline Hedwall and Sophie Gustafson beat US pair A ngela Stanford and Stacy Lewis 6 and 5. Morgal Pressel and Ryann OToole had a 3 and 2 victory over Europes Karen Stupples and Christel Boeljon, but Maria Hjorth and Anna Nordqvist defeated Brittany Lang and Juli Inkster 3 and 2 to restore Europes two-point advantage. Europe extends lead over US in Solheim Cup N ews-Sun photos by KATARASIMMONS W ith Billy Calhoun looking on from underneath, volunteer Mike Gill works on the sign at the Firemens Field baseball entrance in a bucket truck donated by Kelly Paynes Tree Service. Home Depot and a dozens of volunteers were on hand Saturday morning as part of a $5,000 grant that was put in by Sebring baseball. The day was spent working over, tidying up and making improvements to all aspects of the field, stands and surroundings. Home Depot comes on in relief


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KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 5 5 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 9/25/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 6 6 HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 4 4 1 1 HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 4 4 1 1 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 5 5 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 9/25/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 3 3 6 6 Fridays Florida Prep Football Scores This was after a first quarter that had seen Lake Placid force and recover a fumble on the Tigers first play from scrimmage and stopped their next drive with multiple moments of heavy pressure on quarterback Angel Andres, forcing an incompletion and two intentional grounding calls. Offensively, the Dragons found the going very tough against an extremely fast and aggressive Dunbar defense with a fumble and two three and outs marking their firstq uarter possessions. B ut the Lake Placid defense was standing strong, bending on the Tigers third possession, but holding the line when a Andres to Keddrick Weatherspoon pass went for minus-2 yards and an Andres run gained just one t o force a third-and-11 at midfield. It was then that Andres was pulled and Bob Rice took over as the signal caller and the wildcat offense went into effect. Rice dashed and darted for gains of 17 and 9 yards before Mike Green whipped around end for 13 yards. An illegal procedure penalty pushed Dunbar backt o the 16, but Green flashed through a seam on his next carry and found the end zone with 33 seconds left in the opening quarter for a 7-0 l ead. And it was just 42 seconds later, nine seconds into the s econd quarter when the fumble and return took place to make it a 13-0 game. But while the offense couldnt find any traction, the defense stiffened. Nevada Weaver and Christian Miller had consecutive tackles for losses to short-circuit one Tiger drive and three straight incompletions ended another and into halftime it went with the 13-p oint margin. Both defensive squads continued to hold strong in the third quarter, with four s eries resulting in four punts and sending it into the fourth. But it was on what looked l ike yet another punt early in the fourth that the ti de turned. Green took the punt snap and dashed around the right side for a long gain to get the first down and on the next play, Andres found Johnell Barnes in the end zone at the 11:22 mark to make it 20-0. And after Lake Placid had stopped another Dunbar drive, the offense was forced to give it up on a punt. After a good return had t he Tigers at the Dragon 35, Rice ran for 18 and Mario McNeal took it up the middle for a 17-yard score. Similar to the second-quarter scenario, it was soon another strip of a Lake Placid r unner, this one by Robert Byrd, who then ran it back 24 yards to provide for the final margin. e dropped coverage o n that pass play for the touchdown and we have to avoid the fumbles, Holden said. But these guys played their g uts out. Dunbar is bigger, stronger and faster than us as a team and yet, take away that first fumble and its ju st 7-0 into the fourth quarter. As coaches, we have to get that effort out of then or else were not doing our job, he continued. Now that we see the effort, we can look at other things we need to work o n. But if we play with this kind of effort and intensity, we should be all right next week. That next week is an away game at Gateway Charter in Fort Myers to face the G riffins. Continued from 1B LP final doesnt display effort Sure, we had a couple of offensive linemen out with the flu and that can make it an adventure. But weve got guys with experience and we are a good team. Weve just got to slow things d own, as coaches, and keep at it. It doesnt look to get any easier as the Streaks are on t he road again Friday, a long road, traveling to Miami a rea Plantation to face the A merican Heritage Patriots. Theyre the toughest t eam on our schedule, Scott said. If we keep making these types of mistakes, theyll put a 50-point loss o n us. But if we work on the mental aspect of the game a nd play with the hustle and i ntensity we have, we can give them a great game. C ontinued from 1B Sebring looks to slow it down News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Green Dragon Devonta Chisolm goes up in a crowd to pull down this reception i n Fridays loss to the Dunbar Tigers. empty. Apass was picked off n ear the LaBelle goal line to end one drive and a combination of penalties, a fumble and a loss pushed Avon Park out of field goal range to stall the other. e have got to learn how to finish drives, Bonjokian said. The ensuing punt was then blocked and the Cowboys returned it to the Devil 26, but the defense held to bring the quarter to a close. LaBelle would make t hings interesting, cutting t he lead on a 25-yard passing score followed by an onside kick that would get them the ball back at the Avon Park 48. But Devil defensive back Walter Jahna stepped in front of a pass to both end t hat potential threat and get the ball back. From there, Avon Park would go to the ground game, running the ball 14 straight times to milk, or rather melt, the final sevenplus minutes off the clock. Charles Louis really stepped up and our defens ive line did a great job t onight, Bonjokian said. That was reflected in both Louis150-plus yards rushing and the scant 104 yards of total offense managed by LaBelle. The Devils are back at .500 overall at 2-2 on the season and are now 1-0 in district play. The team has itsbye this c oming week to rest up, heal t he dings and prepare for a visit from the Clewiston Tigers in a district matchup Friday, Oct. 7. Continued from 1B AP takes win, earns week off Courtesy photo The Avon Park defense was swarming all night, holding LaBelle to just 104 total yards of total offense. This, in addition to a strong a nd consistent g round game lead by Charles Louis, helped the Red D evils to a 21-14 win in their district schedule opener over the Cowboys.


Florida sportss ome of the finest freshwater, spring-fed rivers int he world. In addition, swamps, marshesa nd numerous other types of wetlands are found here in abundance. Because oft his watery wonderland, the Sunshine state hosts a very large and diverse range oft urtle inhabitants. Perhaps the most common of the turtles is the peninsu-l ar cooter. This reptile is one of the larger of the turtles a nd can grow to lengths of up to 16 inches. You will generally see these cold-b looded creatures basking on a log or rock near the water i n an effort to soak up the sun. Another easily recognizable turtle that you may spot is the Florida redbelly turtle.W ith a very dark, almost black back (carapace b right red scales that circle around its edge and bottom portion of the shell, it isc lear where this turtle gets its name. The best places to s ee this turtle are along slow moving rivers with plenty of aquatic vegetation. O ther types of turtles that may not be as easily spotted include the common snapping turtle. They prefer ponds, lakes and drainaged itches as well as slow moving tributaries. These creatures are noted for their belligerent temperament when they are out of the water,t hus the name snapper.They have very powerful beak-like j aws, and a highly mobile head and neck. They appear rugged with m uscular builds with ridged carapaces.They may lie beneath the muddy bottom and expose only their heads, stretching their long necks tot he surface to take a breath from the nostrils positioned at the tip of their nose. Snapping turtles eat vegetation and animals and servea s important aquatic scavengers; but they are also active hunters and will prey on snakes, smaller turtles, fish, frogs, reptiles, birdsa nd even small mammals. Also inhabiting slow-moving waters are the softshellt urtles. They enjoy marshes, ponds, tributaries and drainage ditches. The Floridas oftshell can grow to about 20 inches. They swim just b elow the surface and may also bask on a nearby log. They can be identified byt heir dark brown skin, leathery carapace and a white or c ream colored underside. This coloration provides the creature with excellent camouflage from predators. Softshells have a longs norkel-like nose. They are almost entirely a quatic, generally only leaving their watery habitat to lay eggs or bask in the sun.T hey are shy around people, but when they are frightened a nd feel threatened, they will bite with their strong jaws. They are extremely fast both i n water and on land. The Florida softshell is highly carnivorous, consuming fish, frogs and other amphibians, insects, duck hatchlings andc rustaceans. Mud and musk turtles are another species found in Florida. They inhabit cypress swamps and drainage ditch-e s. They are also called stinkpot due to their ability t o release a foul musky odor to ward off predators. The c ommon musk turtle can climb to amazing heights up n ear vertical surfaces. They can also hang off branches above the water and dive or fall with a loud splash into the water. T hese small creatures are generally black, grey or b rown with high domed shells. They only grow to a l ength of about 3 to 5 inches. They have long necks a nd short legs. The head is vaguely triangular in shape, with a pointed snout and s harp beak, and yellowgreen striping from the tip of the nose to the neck. Barbels are present on the chin and the throat and theirt ongues are covered in budlike nipples that allow them to breathe underwater. Those are only a few of the many varieties of turtlest hat live in Florida. There are a number of other s pecies that live in different habitats such as the sea turt les and tortoises. But one thing is for sure; no matter w here you may travel in Florida, you are sure to see some type of turtle whether in a pond, river, ditch or even the ocean. I nteresting turtle facts: The first known turtles e xisted 200 million years ago. There are approximatel y 300 species of turtles. Turtles live on every c ontinent except Antarctica. The blood of hibernating turtles acts somewhat l ike antifreeze, allowing it to tolerate cold temperatures. Some female turtles produce eggs four years after mating. Many species make sound, especially while mating. Incubation temperature determines the sex of theh atchling. All turtles lay their e ggs on land. Hatching turtles have a n egg tooth at the end of their beak to help open the e gg. Some land turtles can out run a human. The smallest turtle, the Speckled Padloper is 4 inch-e s.The largest is the Leatherback sea turtle that c an reach up to 10 feet in length. Turtle shells are built into their skeleton. The top shell, the carapace, is made up of approximately 50 bones. Turtles cannot protrude their tongues from theirm ouths. Aquatic turtles must be in water to eat. Land turtles ears are sensitive to ground vibra-t ion. Agroup of turtles is classically called a bale. Turtles have good eyesight, seeing in full colora nd a strong sense of smell.They have excellent hearing and sense of touch.T heir shells have feeling due to nerve endings. Instead of teeth, turtles h ave a sharp beak for eating. Depending on species, the b eak may be scissor-like, hook-like, or serrated.The earliest turtles did have teetha nd could not retract their head. Some turtles can live up to a year without food. Corine Burgess is the Natural R esources Specialist for the H ighlands County Natural R esources Department assisting t he Highlands Soil & Water Conservation District (www.highlandsswcd.org). www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, September 25, 2011Page 5B COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; 9/4/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 6 6 0 0 9 9 O ctoberFest 2011 sponsor; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; october fest 2011 sponsor; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 5 5 1 1 DR. 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Most of the cases were in New York City, the apparent epicenter of a recent U.S. bedbug comeback. The CDC was able to get data from 12 states, and only seven had reports of such illnesses. One was New York, where bedbugs have become a highly publicized problem and where health officials have also been extra vigilant about reporting unusual chemical poisonings. I nvestigators were relieved to find a relatively small number of cases. At this point, its not a major public health problem, said Dr. Geoff Calvert, a CDC investigator who co-authored the study. Bedbugs are wingless, reddish-brown insects that bite people and animals to draw blood for their meals. Though their bites can cause itching and welts, they are not known to spread disease. Theres nothing inherently dangerous about bedbugs, said Dr. Susi Vassallo, an emergency medicine doctor who works at New York Citys Bellevue Hospital Center and occasionally treats patients who report bedbug problems. But the insects are a major hassle. In recent national surveys of exterminators, bedbugs were named the toughest pest to get ridcscsund of. They can hide for months, only come out at night and can be hard to spot with the human eye. They are also creepy, provoking intense fear in the minds of many people unnerved by the threat that ana lmost invisible insect could emerge at night to drink their blood. Sometimes people get hysterical, said Theresa Braine, a New York City journalist who lived with bedbugs in her apartment for a year and now writes a weekly Internet column about the pests. The CDC study was the first to look at the dangers of bedbug insecticides. Researchers reviewed reports from California, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, New York, Texas and Washington. They counted 111 cases from 2003 through 2010. Most occurred in the last few years, when bedbug reports rose. More than half were in New York City. People suffered headaches, dizziness, breathing problems and nausea and vomiting. More than 80 percent of the illnesses were considered mild. The one death was a 65year-old woman from Rocky Mount, N.C., who had a history of heart trouble. Study shows scores got sick, 1 died trying to kill bedbugs


H ere I was, up to my silly clown nose, thinking that I could develop young caring clowns who would make visits to nursing homes.C hildren would bring love from our First Presbyterian Church in Vero Beach. How could I, a new graduate of Tobys Clown School inL ake Placid, think about such a project? Summer Klown Kamp would be the vehicle. The children, ages 8 to 11, wouldl earn to perform, do magic tricks, juggle, and most of all develop their communica-t ion and people skills as they became loving and caring clowns. W e wanted the children to comfortably visit nursing h ome residents who might be so ill that perhaps only their hearts could smile at a child.A nd indeed, there were those stroke victims who could not l ift the corners of their mouths, amputees, residents who rested continuously on gurneys and a lady who hadt spoken to anyone sinceh er arrival at the facility. The children visited them all, t reating each as individuals and new friends. They focused on giving love andl ooked past all the debilitating illnesses. T o prepare the children, Klown Kamp began with c ostumes, many crazy hats, make up and the selection of clown names. During the daily arts and crafts segment, the new clowns painted andd ecorated their own shoes and hats, and made gifts for the nursing home residents. They performed skits and one liners by acting outc omic strips from the daily newspapers. The cartoon characters helped them withv isualization. Mime and large gestures, essential for the hearing impaired, werea lso components. Dr. Tim, our senior pastor w ho loves humor, taught juggling first with silk scarves and then with balls. Magicw as taught by Big Al Pelski from the Toby the Clown F oundation. Caring clowns with as many as 50 years of experience in delivering cheer from church communities to hospitals and nursingh omes helped to prepare the children for the very ill. V isits of 45 minutes worked for both the caring clowns and the nursing homer esidents. Abrief session of songs and skits set the tone f or the visit. The children t hen performed magic tricks like the vanishing sponge balls, gave stickers to the patients, juggled for them and brought smiles. Fort hose who couldnt smile, there were clown masks to be held up. Even the lady who hadnt spoken wanted to talk witht he children, and asked them to please return. Probably the greatest reward for the children was meeting a retired professional rodeo clown.A lthough he couldnt speak, being in the company of the caring clowns gave his visit-i ng daughters a chance to share memories with their dad. A t Klown Kamps conclusion, the children were asked t heir reactions. The new First Presbyterian Church Caring Clowns agreed they would continue to visit and clown. As they said, We feelg ood, and We care. Anew generation of clowns is born. You, too, can be a clown.The Toby the Clown fall class schedule has beenr eleased. Classes will begin on Wednesday, Nov. 2.This class will be held three nights a week for a total of2 4 classroom hours. The Clown House is located at 109 W. Interlake Blvd.i n Lake Placid.More details can be found at www.tobysclowns@embarq-m ail.com or by calling the Clown house at 465-2920. Special to the News-SunLAKEPLACID Inte rnationally known clown, Julie Varholdt, who was awarded both the WorldC lown Associations 2010 Clown of the Year award a nd Clowns of Americas All Around Clown Award, visited Tobys Clown F oundation and Museum on Sept. 3 for a reception given and greeted by members of Tobys Clown Alley and Foundation. I t was thrilling for local clowns to meet such a wellknown performer.She has won the respect of entertainers all over thew orld.She will be performing in Mumbai, India t hrough Oct. 9. Varholdt has many chara cters and costumes such as Lovely Buttons, Miss Beulah Pearl, and Miss Need-a-Hug, to name a few.She is also a stilt-w alker. She served as an inspiration to local clowns as they prepare to instruct a new Clown Class beginningN ov. 21.To enroll in clown school, pick up an applicat ion at the Clown House at 109 W. Interlake Blvd. in L ake Placid.You may also download the application at www.tobysclownfounda-t ion.org. Call 863-465-2920 for m ore information. Page 6BNews-SunSunday, September 25, 2011www.newssun.com G&N DEVELOPERS; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 9/4,11,18,25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 6 6 0 0 7 7 F LORIDA HOSPITAL HEARTLAND A/P; 9.347"; 13"; Black plus three; process, 9/25/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 6 6 Courtesy photo Julie Varholdt (center as herselfecipient of Clown of the Year award and All Around Clown Award, visited Tobys Clown Foundation and Museum earlier this m onth. In this photo, she is surrounded by a collage of photos of herself in costume. World Clown Associations Clown of the Year visits LP Caring clowns are born in childhood ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Guest Column Jane Twinkle Klasing Associated PressLONDON The Black Eyed Peas will perform at next months Michael Jackson tribute concert in Wales. Theyll join Christina Aguilera, Smokey Robinson and Cee Lo Green at the Michael Forever show. Frontman Will.i.am who worked with Jackson before the pop stars death in 2009 said Friday we all owe Michael such a lot. He said Jacksons songs have been an inspiration to my whole life and certainly formed the soundtrack to my childhood. The Oct. 8 concert at Cardiffs Millennium Stadium will be hosted by actor Jamie Foxx. The show is not affiliated with Jacksons estate, but his mother Katherine and other relatives are scheduled to attend. Organizers rescinded an offer to the band Kiss over singer Gene Simmonspast criticism of Jackson. Black Eyed Peas to play at Jackson tribute show Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876


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Special to the News-SunSEBRING – In May and June, Highlands Art League’s Yellow House Gallery and Gift Shop featured an exhibit of the studio artists’Five Object Challenge pieces. The artists all painted the same five objects, but the way each individual chose to portray them resulted in a wide variety of different compositions. Now, the challenge is being extended to the public. Anew set of five objects has been chosen, and is currently on display in the Yellow House. Take a photo of the objects, or visit the Yellow House when it is open to work from real life. The only rule is that all five of the chosen objects must be included in a work of art. How they are incorporated is entirely up to the individual. Then, just bring the piece (in any medium) to the gallery by Oct. 10. Two-dimensional works should be either framed or on stretched canvas. In October, Highlands Art League will be doing an open exhibition of the Five Object Challenge, which means that anyone can exhibit their work, even if they are not a member. The reception for this exhibition will occur in conjunction with the Destination Downtown reception from 58 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14. Attendees will vote on their favorite pieces, and three people’s choice awards will be given out. For more information, call the Highlands Art League office at 385-6682, email info@highlandsartleague.org or visit the website at www.highlandsartleague.org. Page 8BNews-SunSunday, September 25, 2011www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSun at 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. For information contact (239) 6710390. Pastor Travis Vanderford. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. "Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth." Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, senior pastor; Scott King, interim youth minister; Joy Loomis, music director; and Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Primera Mision Bautista pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship; 10:45 a.m. Children's Church; 6 p.m. Evening Service. Nursery provided for Sunday morning service. Regular Wednesday schedule: 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting; 6 p.m. children's choirs; 6 p.m. youth activities; 6:30 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal; 7 p.m. Mission Programs. Call 453-6681 for details. Spanish Sunday services: 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. Sunday worship; 7 p.m. eevening worship. Spanish Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Bible study. Spanish Friday Meeting: 7 p.m. Family Night Visitation. "In the heart of Avon Park. For the hearts of Avon Park." First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Children's Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing God's Heart and Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m.,Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and women's prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the "Place to discover God's love." For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities; and Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) "Where the old fashion gospel is preached." Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the "Son" always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; 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. The Rev. Ronald Smith, assistant pastor, 386-1610. 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 Mid-week 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; fax, 385-5169; email, office@stcathe.com ; website, www.stcathe.com Very Rev. JosŽ Gonz‡lez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 3853993; Assisting Priest (retired), Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Masses Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon MondayFriday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Weekend Masses 4 and 5 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Saturday Spanish Mass (Holy Family Youth Center), 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, noon Sunday Sunday Mass; 5 p.m. Sunday English Family Mass (Holy Family Youth Center). Confession: every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m. or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment with any priest. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lord's Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; "Building God's Kingdom for Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth the Drive!" Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a men's grief support group, meets at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is “Jesus is First at First Christian Church.” Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Ray Culpepper, Family Life Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 6 p.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures'by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-se rmons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway. Our hours of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Don Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phon e 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP Courtesy art An idea of some of the finished challenges by Highlands Art League artists from earlier this summer. Now the Five Object Challenge is being opened to the public. ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Highlands Art League presents Five Object Challenge to public By DOUGLASS K. DANIEL Associated PressLee Duncan’s great unrealized ambition was a movie based on his unlikely life with his canine pal Rin Tin Tin. He had to settle instead for the financial rewards that came from creating a cultural phenomenon. The ups and downs of Duncan’s life — and the German shepherd’s Hollywood career — provide the spine of Susan Orlean’s engrossing and delightful book, “Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend.” Its heart lies in her exploration of how a dog could come to embody the ideal of heroic devotion and, eventually, exist as an icon. Asoldier in France during World War I, Duncan came across a wrecked kennel. Amid the dead dogs were five German shepherd puppies. He kept two, naming them Nanette and Rin Tin Tin after good-luck figurines of the day, and managed to get them back to the U.S. Nanette died soon after, and Duncan began training “Rinty” at his home in Los Angeles. The breed was relatively new, developed in Germany in 1899, and its fierce, contemplative countenance and athletic abilities made i t perfect for the movies. Rin Tin Tin became America’s favorite movie star. Orlean finds much more to the story than a man and his dog: good fortune and bad luck, money made and lost, egos built up and torn down, families united and broken, people loved and unloved, and lots and lots of litigation. Life of canine star Rin Tin Tin an engrossing tale Book Review


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 25, 2011Page 9B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer .Service time is 9:30 with Holy Communion. Coffee hour following services. Newcomers welcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail redeemer1895@aol.com Web site: redeemeravon.com The church is at 839 Howe's Way,Avon Park (two miles north of Sun 'N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells Dodge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. The Rev. Jim Kurtz, rector. Church office 3857649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL33852. Phone: 4650051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening: Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m. Child care available at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come see what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 8350869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer "Kid City" Children's Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, "prime-timers," and Bible studies in Spanish. "Kid City" Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev. Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Rev. Gary Kindle, pastor.Traditional Worship service, 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday school and Bible classes: 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m. on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faith's Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-1163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school will resume in the fall. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings duringLent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Men's Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and children's church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3140482, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www. ctmforme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Children's & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kid's World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. The Lord's Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the Millennium Church. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer a Saturday service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Tiger Gullett in the Millennium Church. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org All teachings are taken from the Manufacturer's Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Children's Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of God's Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and children's church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Worship services: Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Sunday evening, 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Youth Group and Kids Quest, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net ; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Thursday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Women's Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 1 p.m.; Youth Group (middle and high school), 3:30-6:30 p.m.; Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 9-10 a.m. in the sanctuary; contemporary worship is from 11 a.m. to noon. Sunday school classes for adults and children will be 10:10-10:50 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Children's Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling; and Associate Pastor Kameron DeVasher. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Women's Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, vis it the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R. James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m. for women who love God and crocheting. Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pastor. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Sunday schedule: Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m. (October-May only). We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that want to know Christ and make Him known. Call the church office at 465-2422 or check out our church Web site at www.memorialumc.com St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pasto r. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phon e: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, FL 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 27 and Hammock Road). Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion with worship first Sunday of month; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. all other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For more information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@earth link.net or check theWeb site sebringemmanuelucc.com. No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT By CHRISTYLEMIRE A PMovie CriticLOS ANGELES — Choosing Brad Pitt’s five best performances was tough, but getting a chance to look back on his career was a joy. Ever since his breakout role as the sexy and mysterious drifter J.D. in “Thelma & Louise” (1991), Pitt has repeatedly proven that he’s so much more than just a pretty face. He’s shown a knack for choosing meaty, intelligent films and working with the most respected directors, which has allowed him to explore every facet of his versatile talent. This week he stars in “Moneyball” as Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, a role that lets him be both charismatic and vulnerable. It’s some of his best work; here are five other examples: — “Fight Club” (1999): The first rule of Brad Pitt is, it’s impossible not to talk about Brad Pitt. He’s larger than life here, mythological almost, as Tyler Durden, the leader of the secret fight club and the key to Edward Norton’s salvation — or so he initially thinks. Sinewy and swaggering, Pitt radiates sexy masculinity in an almost primal way. The fact that he also challenges the men who follow him on emotional and psychological levels makes him not just charismatic but downright frightening. This is one of several films Pitt has made with director David Fincher — and you might put “Se7en” or “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” on your list of his top performances — but this is the one that stands out most for me. — “The Tree of Life” (2011): Between this and “Moneyball,” Pitt is having a pretty great year. But the performances come in two films that couldn’t be more different. Terrence Malick’s hypnotic meditation on family, memory and the origin of life itself is full of mesmerizing imagery. But it also allowed Pitt to do some of the best work of his career as a husband and father of three in 1950s Texas. Pitt makes the character an intimidating figure, a capricious mix of toughness and tenderness. His actions may seem questionable, even abusive at times, but you get the sense that he’s questioning, struggling, trying to figure out how to be the best man he can be without abandoning his traditional notions of manhood. — “Inglourious Basterds” (2009): He’s pretty much doing a bad impression of George W. Bush here — campy but irresistible — and it is always such a joy to watch him let go and goof off. Pitt tops a tremendous ensemble cast in Quentin Tarantino’s daring, revisionist World War II saga as the twangy Tennessean Lt. Aldo Raine. He’s the leader of a band of Jewish American soldiers who hunt Nazis with the goal of not just killing them but scalping them and sometimes carving swastikas into their foreheads. He offers a rousing mix of awshucks earnestness and slambang bravado. — “Burn After Reading” (2008): Part of the beauty of Pitt is his willingness to toy with his own beautiful image. In the Coen brothers’ comedy, he steals every scene he’s in — and nearly walks away with the whole movie — as an overgrown child of a gym trainer whose bungled schemes get him in way over his head. Just his name alone, Chad Feldheimer, makes him sound like a first-class doofus, and one look at his blonde-streaked pouf tells you not to take him, or the film, too seriously. But Pitt brings an innocence to the role that makes him irresistible rather than obnoxious; with the shadow of superstardom looming so large, it’s easy to forget he can be funny. — “Snatch.” (2000): Pitt went even deeper to play a weird, wild comic character here, going so far as to speak in an accent that made him completely unintelligible — but that’s what made the performance hilarious. Guy Ritchie’s comedy is full of his typically colorful characters, assorted British low-lifes and eccentrics. But Pitt steals the show as an Irish gypsy boxer who speaks in such a quick, mangled way, even the Brits can’t understand him. In a recent Entertainment Weekly interview, he said he came up with the gibberish in a panic at the last minute when he couldn’t quite nail the character’s accent. But as with everything else, he made it look effortless. 5 best Brad Pitt performances MCT Brad Pitts current movie is Moneyball.


Special to the News-Sun AVON PARK –Every academic term, the South Florida Community College Nursing program continues to find new and innovative ways to teach its students. Recently, the program held its first Mega SIM Days. The two-day, collaborative simulation project involved all students in the Practical Nursing (PN) and Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) programs, as well as the LPN to RN Transition program, who worked together in learning a variety of nursing skills using the program’s patient simulators. Students from each year and program were combined into groups, and the second year students then led their groups through skills including CPR, respiratory and cardiac assessment, and rapid response. The groups also participated in a realistic hospital scenario with a patient simulator. High fidelity patient simulators react to what the students do the same way a human patient would react. They can be programmed to simulate breathing, vocal sounds, heart and lungs sounds, pulses, blood pressure, and oxygen saturation levels. They then change based on the specific disease process the students are observing. The project was organized by SFCC Nursing Professor Kathleen Cappo, who heard about similar projects taking place in other Nursing programs and felt it was an important tool to incorporate into SFCC’s Nursing program. “It’s a way to refresh second-year students’skills and reinforce what first-year students are learning,” she said. “It’s going to bring a level of confidence to both advanced and beginning nursing students.” “As a first-year student, the experience was beneficial to me,” said ADN student Lourvina Ramos. “When you work with the SIMs, you do all of the things you would do when you enter a patient’s room. Having no experience in hospitals, it was good to learn what the process is like.” Second-year LPN to RN Transition student Meagan Toney also found the experience beneficial to her learning. “Being able to teach the first-year students what I’ve already learned really helped to reinforce my knowledge and gives me confidence in my own abilities.” “We are passionate about what we do,” said Dr. Michele Heston, director, SFCC Nursing Education. “Our nursing faculty is always excited to bring new projects such as this to our students to help ensure their success.” Innovative classroom experience is not the only benefit students receive in SFCC’s Nursing program. They are taught by instructors who, collectively, have more than 197 years’worth of hands-on nursing experience, and students complete clinical rotations at a variety of local health care facilities including hospitals, nursing homes, day care centers, and the health department. “We have a strong, quality program with a high level of patient care in our community,” said Dr. Heston. The SFCC Nursing program offers certificates and degrees in nursing assistant; practical nursing, for those studying to become licensed practical nurses; Associate Degree in Nursing, for those studying to become registered nurses; and Nursing Transition LPN to RN For more information about the SFCC Nursing program, call Heston at 7857227. Page 10BNews-SunSunday, September 25, 2011www.newssun.com Church Page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 0 4 0 6 9 CHICANES; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, make good; 0 0 0 1 2 2 1 8 CHALKTALK Courtesy photo SFCC Nursing Professor Tonya Serey (right) demonstrates an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on a simulation mannequin to a group of SFCC Nursing students during the programs Mega SIM Days project. SFCC Nursing students participate in Mega SIM Days Special to the News-SunAVON PARK –South Florida Community College’s Corporate and Continuing Education department is offering an IVTherapy class from 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Oct. 15, 22, 29, and Nov. 5 and 6 at the Highlands Campus. The 30-hour class satisfies the requirements for licensed practical nurses as outlined by the Florida Board of Nursing. The cost is $154.99. Participants will receive hands-on practice with an IVsimulation manikin. Topics covered include infection control, central line use, assessment and care, fluids, electrolytes, blood, plasma, albumin, and TPN therapy. Medication math formulas and dosage calculations are also discussed. For more information, call Lorrie Key, SFCC Corporate and Continuing Education, at 784-7033. To register, call SFCC Registration at 784-7134 o r 784-7416. SFCC Corporate and Continuing Education offers IV Therapy Panther Network Programming Schedule The Panther Network is made possible by the combined efforts of Comcast Cablevision and South Florida Community College and may be viewed exclusively on Comcast Cable Channel 6. Wednesday2-2:30 p.m. 3 The Skillful Teacher 2:30-3 p.m. 3 The Skillful Teacher cont. 3-3:30 p.m. 4 Innumeracy and Beyond 3:30-4 p.m. 4 Innumeracy and Beyond cont. 4-4:30 p.m. 5 Multicultural Teaching and Learning Strategies for Change in High Education 4:30-5 p.m. 5 Multicultural Teaching and Learning Strategies for Change in High Education cont. Thursday2-2:30 p.m. 10 Developing Programs in Adult Education 2:30-3 p.m. 10 Developing Programs in Adult Education cont. 3-3:30 p.m. 11 Leadership by Design Strengthening Integrity I Higher Education 3:30-4 p.m. 11 Leadership by Design Strengthening Integrity I Higher Education cont. 4-4:30 p.m. 12 Practical Guide to Conducting Customized Work Force Training 4:30-5 p.m. 12 Practical Guide to Conducting Customized Work Force Training. Panther Network By DAVID A. LIEB Associated PressJEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Friday to repeal part of a contentious new law that prohibited teachers from chatting privately with students over Internet sites such as Facebook. Gov. Jay Nixon must now sign the repeal for it to take effect. He previously has called upon lawmakers to repeal the online communications law in a special legislative session. His request came shortly after a judge barred the Missouri law from taking effect Aug. 28 because it could “have a chilling effect” on free-speech rights. “When we make errors we need to fix them, and that’s what we’re doing here today,” said Rep. Chris Kelly, a Democrat from Columbia. Lawmakers removed the original law’s most publicly controversial provision, which barred teachers from using websites that allow “exclusive access” with current students or former students who are 18 or younger, such as occurs with private messages on Facebook. But the repeal went a step further by also requiring public school districts to adopt policies by March 1 on employeestudent communications, including “the use of electronic media,” in order “to prevent improper communications.” The Missouri Constitution gives the governor the authority to determine which matters lawmakers can consider during extraordinary sessions. But lawmakers contend that does not mean the governor can limit how legislators act on those matters — for example, by restricting them only to repealing a section of law instead of amending it. Teacher Facebook law in Mo. repealed


The Community Calendar provides a brief listing of local clubs and organizations who meet on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of the group to update the News-Sun on any changes in this listing by calling 385-6155, ext. 516; send any changes by e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail them to News-Sun Community Calendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. S UNDAY American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 1-9 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 46 p.m. Members and guests only. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Inerstate chapter of A.B.A.T.E. meets the last Sunday of every month at The Blue Crab, 825 Ridgewood Dr., Sebring at 11 a.m. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 lounge is open from 1-7 p.m. Card games start at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has karaoke in the pavilion. Horseshoes played at 9:30 a.m. Food available at 4 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Overeaters Anonymous, meets from 4-5 p.m. in second floor conference roomNo. 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 3827731. No dues, fees or weighins. 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 58 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN WITH ME family group meets at 10:30 a.m. every Monday at the Heartland Christian Church on Alt. 27 in Sebring. The church is behind Southgate Shopping Center where Publix is. For more information call 3855714. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal Church, Lakeshore Drive, Sebring. For more details, call 385-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 314-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Rosewood Center, 517 U.S. 27 South, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 2020647. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 12-9 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 4711448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts at 7:30 p.m. for members and guests. For details, call 385-0234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. BALANCE Dual Diagnosed (Addiction and Mental Health) Support Group meets the second and fourth Monday of the month from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Florida Hospital Sebring, Conference Room 1. Qi-Gong to follow at 7 p.m. Call 386-5687. Boy Scout Troop 482 meets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave., Lake Placid. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. Diabetes Support Group meets the second and fourth Monday from 1-2:30 p.m. in Florida Hospital Conference Room 3 in Sebring. Call 4020177 for guest speaker list. Dual Diagnosed (Addiction and Mental Health) Support Group meets from 7-8:30 p.m. the fourth Monday at 4023 Sun 'N Lake Blvd., Sebring. Call 386-5687. Florida Association Home and Community Education meets from 9-11 a.m. weekly on Mondays at The AgriCenter. The group of sewers and crafters make items for residents of adult congregate living facilities. Call Penny Bucher at 385-0949. Garden Club of Sebring meets noon, fourth Monday, Sebring Civic Center. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clogging class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at Reflections on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club meets the second and fourth Monday at the Sebring Country Estates Civic Association clubhouse, 3240 Grand Prix Drive (down the street from Wal-Mart). Dancing will be held every month until April 2008. Classes are being started now in the Sebring and Lake Placid area. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or visit the Web site at www.samdun.net .Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. For information, call 314-8877. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Bill Varner at 386-0855. Highlands County Democratic Executive Committee meets 7 p.m. fourth Monday in the Democratic Party Headquarters, 4216 Sebring Parkway, Sebring. For details, call 699-6052. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County AgriCivic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. For details, call 402-6540. Highlands Sertoma Club meets noon, Takis Family Restaurant, Sebring. Highlands County Senior Squadron, Civil Air Patrol the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary meets the second and fourth Monday nights at the Sebring Airport Terminal Building. All are welcome. For further information, call 471-1433 between 4 and 7 p.m. Lake Placid American Legion Post 25 meets 8 p.m., Legion hall. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Art League will have Open Studio'from 1-4 p.m. Bring your projects in whatever medium, to work in a friendly atmosphere. Cost is only $2 per session. Call Pat Keesling, 699-2058. 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 plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. National Association for the Advancement of the Colored People, Highlands County Branch meets 7:30 p.m., 401 Tulane, Avon Park. Orchid Society of Highlands County meets 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday at the Highlands County AgriCivic Center, 4509 George Blvd., Sebring. Call Ed Fabik at 465-2830 for details. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 12-4:30 p.m. second and fourth Monday in Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. No meetings from end of May to October. For details, call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. a t Beef O Brady's, Sebring. Sebring AARP meets 1:30 p.m., The Palms, Pine Street, Sebring. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at th e clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Mondays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has pizza and darts at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12 7 p.m. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Historical Society open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. For information, ca ll 471-2522. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 plays Texas Hold em a t 7 p.m. the second and fourth Monday at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing. For details, call 655-3920. Take Off Pounds Sensibl y FL632, Sebring meets at 2 p.m. for weigh-in at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. For details, call 6591019. Veterans of Foreign War s Ladies Auxiliary Post 4300 meets 2 p.m. fourth Monday, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Veterans of Foreign War s Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 25, 2011Page 11B PHYSCHIC READINGS/MRS.LAUREN; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 9/23/11 p/u; 0 0 0 1 2 2 2 0 Chamber Page; 7.444"; 12"; Black; chamber pg dummy; 0 0 0 1 2 2 2 3 STATE FARM; 3.639"; 5"; Black; **internet included**; 0 0 0 1 2 2 3 0 COMMUNITYCALENDAR Continued on page 12B


Volunteers of America of Florida is a nonprofit organization in Sebring that specializes in assisting person's with mental illness. We are pleased to announce our Drop in Center is open to individuals with a mental illness 6 days a week from 11am to 3 pm. The center offers a welcoming environment where individuals are accepted and feel comfortable. For more information please contact Wendy at 863-382-2022. T UESDAY Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discussion and Twelve Step study at noon, Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., Avon Park. Parking available south of old church. 8 & 40 Salon 687 Call Betty Darmer, 465-2272, for details. Alzheimer's/Dementia Seminar held at 11 a.m. every fourth Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid. Also sponsored by Nurse on Call. Covers common signs of dementia, coping and care giving tips, disease management, organizations, etc. Call 465-0568. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard and euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Audubon Chapter meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Masonic Lodge, downtown Lake Placid on the corner of Main and Park. Bring a covered dish to share, utensils and plates, at 6:30 p.m. or come at 7:30 p.m. for presentations by guest speaker.The public is invited. Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St., AvonPark. Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to join. For details, call 4522385. AvonPark Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Nu Sigma Chapter of Avon Park, meets the second and fourth Tuesday each month in the members home. Call president Mary Joinerr at 382-4488 or vice president Linda Webster at 385-1124. Busy Bee Craft Club meets 9-11 a.m., Fairway Pines, Sun N Lakes Boulevard, Sebring. Everyone is welcome. For more details, call 382-8431. Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday night at "The Rock," Union Congregational Church, 28 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. Abarbecue meal is served at 6 p.m. for a donation. At 6:45 p.m., members meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group breaks up into small groups for men and women. The program is designed for drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, death or illness grief, low or lost self-esteem or identity due to dysfunctional relationships, depression/anxiety, or any other need for healing. For details, contact Celebrate Recovery coordinator Pam Sim by calling 453-3345, ext. 106. The Computer Club at Buttonwood Bay meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month November through March. We invite anyone interested in expanding their computer knowledge to attend the Buttonwood Bay Bytes Computer Club meeting. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. G2G (Grandparent to Grandparent) a support group to help grandparents raising grandchildren, meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at One Hope United, 7195 S. George Blvd., Sebring. Call 214-9009. Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus meets from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Sebring High School Music Room, Sebring. All men who enjoy singing are invited. Reading music is not required. Call 471-2294 or 386-5098. Highlands County Quilt Guild meets first and third Tuesday, St. Agnes Episcopal Church, Sebring. Call Lynn Ullinn for meeting times at 314-0557 or e-mail luckyduck@mymailstation.com Highlands Senior Center Bingo every Tuesday 6-9 p.m. at 3400 Sebring Parkway. Doors open at 4 p.m. Cards on sale at 5 p.m.; games start at 6 p.m. Great snack bar. For more information, call 386-0752. Highlands Tea Party meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Homer's Restaurant, 1000 Sebring Square. Call 3861440. Hope Hospice grief sup-port group meets at 11 a.m. at 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring; and 4:30 p.m. at Southern Lifestyle ALF, across U.S. 27 from Florida Hospital Lake Placid. Call 382-0312. Knights of Columbus Council 5441 meets 8 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at Knights of Columbus Hall, 900 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. For details, call 385-0987. Lake Placid Art League has classes in Parchment Embossing from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant. For information, call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Art League Woodcarvers will have Focus on Airbrushing from 1-4 p.m. and Open Carving from 5-8 p.m. at the Art League, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. Call Norm Pelland, 465-5510, or Ken Lorant, 699-0172. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Happy hour is from 2-5 p.m. Card games at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Grief Support (Hope Hospice) meets at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, with Charlie Stroup. Refreshments served. Door prize given. Call 465-0568. Lake Placid Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Jaxson's. Board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Call Joe Collins, 655-5545, for details. Lake Placid Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. for dinner)the second Tuesday each month at Herons Garden, 501 US 27 North, Lake Placid. Call Jeanne at 699-0743. Lake Placid Women of the Moose has a business meeting at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday at the lodge. Lorida Community Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lorida Community Center to plan events. Masonic Lodge meets 8 p.m., 106 N. Main St., Lake Placid. Nar-Anon Support Group for family members or friends of someone with a drug problem or addiction. Nar-Anon helps attain serenity and a more normal life for those affected by the addictions of loved ones, regardless of whether or not he/she has stopped using. 6 p.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Chuch of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday at Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 W.Avon Blvd. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidgeIntergroup.c om. For details, call 3827731. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details, call 465-4888. Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) offers a full range of volunteer opportunities for people age 55 and over. RSVPmeets on the fourth Tuesday each month, 10 a.m., at the Highlands Little Theatre. Please join us for coffee and to learn more about current volunteer opportunities in Highlands County. Any interested and enrolled volunteers are invited to attend. For more information call Kris Schmidt, coordinator, RSVP, at 7847189. Rotary Club of Sebring (Noon) meets at noon at the Sebring Civic Center, near the library in downtown Sebring. For information, call 385-3829 or 471-9900. Sebring Bridge Club will have Duplicate Bridge games every Tuesday evening. If interested in playing Duplicate Bridge, call 385-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays darts, beginning with sign in at 6 p.m. Games start at 6:30 p.m. No experience necessary. Cost is $2. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves soft shell tacos 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing. Euchre is played at 6:30 p.m. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. For details, call 3852966 or leave a name, number and message. SertomaClub meets at 7 a.m. at Dee's Restaurant, Sebring. For details, call Scott Albritton at 402-1819. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL99 meets from 67 p.m. at the Atonement Lutheran Church, 1744 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 655-1743. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL618 has weigh in from 4-430 p.m. at Community Bible Church, 1400 CR-17AN., AvonPark. Meeting is at 4:45 p.m. For details, call 452-1093. Veterans of Foreign War s Post 3880, plays darts 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 has sandwiches at 5 p.m. and Franke from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. Page 12BNews-SunSunday, September 25, 2011www.newssun.com EDWARD JONES/ED BURNSIDE***; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 9/25/11; 0 0 0 1 2 2 2 1 DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 9/25/11; 0 0 0 1 2 2 3 7 Continued from page 11B COMMUNITYCALENDAR CROSSWORDSOLUTION


DearAbby: I’m a licensed cosmetologist with 27 years of experience. My friend “Kara” brought her 4year-old son in for a haircut two weeks ago. “Damien” would not sit still. He kept pulling the cape over his head, so I finally removed the cape and put it in a corner. As I leaned in to cut his bangs, he spat directly in my face. I told him never to spit on me again, and that I wouldn’t cut his hair until he could behave. In the past Damien has hit me in retaliation because he was in trouble. He once tried to kick me in the head as Kara carried him past me. His parents enforce no consequences for his bad behavior. “Time-outs” consist of him violently kicking the door and throwing things around his room while screaming at the top of his lungs. I apologized to Kara for becoming upset. It was unprofessional. She apologized for Damien, saying he was just trying to make a funny noise and be silly. I told her I’d like an apology from him, but she told me he was sorry. In all my years, I have never encountered a kid who behaved as badly as Damien. When a child whips his head and thrashes violently, he could be seriously injured during a haircut. I carry insurance in case of injury, but I’ll be darned if I allow him to be my first claim. How should I handle this? Our friendship seems to have cooled since this incident. Please help me. — Disrespected Stylist in Washington DearDisrespected: You handled the situation with more grace than many individuals would have. You should follow through on your statement that you won’t cut the boy’s hair until he can behave. There are salons that cater to small children, equipped with all kinds of distractions so the process isn’t intimidating or boring for them. The next time Kara calls, you should pleasantly direct her to one within a l00-mile radius that will “suit her needs.” If your friendship with Kara is based upon your willingness to tolerate her child’s misbehavior, you’ll be lucky to be rid of her. DearAbby: I was recently on a full three-hour flight. I was assigned an aisle seat instead of a window seat where I would normally sit. When my seatmates — a couple — came to take their seats, they were too large to fit so they lifted the armrests to squeeze in. The man said he’d have to keep the rests up and joked that he’d hold his breath so he wouldn’t spill over on me. As the other passengers boarded, I walked back and asked the flight attendant if something could be done. She said the gate attendant could remove the couple and have them each purchase a second seat. I was mortified that they’d be paraded through the plane because of their size, so I said I’d grin and try to bear it. Big mistake! The husband was in my seat the entire flight. I hugged the armrest in the aisle, which meant everyone who walked by bumped me. I couldn’t watch the movie or recline my seat because I no longer had access to the other armrest with the controls, and it was impossible to lower my tray table because it would have rested on his arm. Abby, it shouldn’t have been my responsibility to be the bad guy and object to sharing the seat with that couple. It was unfair to me to suffer because they couldn’t fit into their seats. With the expanding waistlines in this country, how do I handle this next time? — Trish in Louisiana DearTrish: Next time, take to heart the flight attendant’s suggestion because you have now learned firsthand what will happen if you ignore it. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, September 25, 2011Page 13B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 9/23/11 p/u; 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 5 8 DIVERSIONS ITSA SURPRISEBy JEFFREYLEASE ACROSS 1 Jason's ship 5 One often found by a king or queen 11 Ventriloquist Dunham 15 Exam with a Writing Skills section, briefly 19 Spotted 20 Using Wi-Fi 21 Morlock prey 22 __ account: never 23 Stakeout? 26 Start over 27 Mad 28 "May I cut in?" speaker? 30 Runs slowly (through) 31 Called 33 Looked lecherously 35 NY subway line past Yankee Stadium 36 Laudatory words 38 Letters on some tubes 41 Justice since 2006 42 Papa Smurf feature 43 Cell phone feature 46 Con 47 Part of an excavated skeleton? 51 Baker's dozens, maybe 53 Brand promoted by Michael Jordan 54 "Mission: Impossible" actress 55 Fix, in a way 56 Blue Moon maker 58 Chihuahua child 59 Baseball's Bando 62 Voracious vampire's mantra? 68 Four O'Clock is a brand of it 69 Rail family bird 70 Cigna competitor 71 62, to Augustus 72 "I just don't know why they're shooting __": Hawkeye Pierce 73 __ Park, Calif. 75 One-named folk singer 77 Pot with limited seafood portions? 83 Big name in apple products 84 Spacious accommodations 85 Grain holders 86 By land __ 88 Sch. group 89 Community standout 91 Improved partner? 94 Like many old movies 96 Prodigy 98 Unaccompanied 100 Unaffected horse movements? 104 20-Across letters 105 Blow a fuse 106 One pirating Springsteen CDs? 109 Dubai bigwig 110 Singer in a Salinger story 111 Pestle go-with 112 Ricky portrayer 113 They're big on bodybuilders 114 Long bath 115 Matador's opponent 116 Fill fully DOWN 1 Birthplace of St. Francis 2 "This is Spinal Tap" director 3 Shout shortly before a race 4 Available 5 Radius, e.g. 6 Gerund letters 7 Cal Poly's city, initially 8 "Hungry hungry" game critters 9 Common World Cup score 10 Hostess Mesta 11 Singer with The Blackhearts 12 Nobelist Wiesel 13 Grub 14 Grade component 15 Doll or vase material 16 Scornful behavior 17 Racing family name 18 Also 24 Look over closely 25 Financial __ 29 Grant gp. 31 Normal lead-in? 32 Pelt 34 "I dare you!" 37 Stadium cries 38 Friends abroad 39 Present time?: Abbr. 40 Coffee bean variety 42 Hulking sort 43 Pi and others 44 Bartender's concern 45 Rod Stewart's ex 47 "Hotel du Lac" author Brookner 48 "I know! I know!" 49 Fictional archaeologist Croft 50 "My Heart Will Go On" singer 51 It may lead to bankruptcy 52 Garfield foil 56 Macro lens shot 57 Polo Grounds legend 58 Sister 59 Like F or zeta 60 Words after keep or have 61 Princess from Alderaan 63 Play starter 64 Dolts 65 Whisper's opposite 66 Plains native 67 Hallow 72 Colonial enemies? 73 Prefix with physics 74 Saison avant l'automne 75 "Man __ Mancha" 76 Historical display 77 Latin love 78 Peter, Paul or Mary 79 Unhelpful response to "How did you do that?" 80 Survival __ 81 European capital 82 Festival entry 87 Ghanian-born soccer great 89 Fuel for a lorry 90 Previously missing letter, e.g. 91 [Shrug] 92 Sign up 93 White terrier, informally 95 Some Deco works 96 Dads 97 Casino request 99 Alights 101 Facetious "Of course" 102 Champagne Tony of '60s golf 103 Nerd 104 Spain's longest river 105 Agent 107 WWII arena 108 La Brea goo Solution on page 12B Emotionally, I was a basket case. Though it was many years ago, I can recall my scattered, confused state of mind when faced with divorce and raising my small son on my own. I felt vulnerable and emotionally shaky with an uncertain future before me. Have you ever been in that place where life seems out of control as you dangle precariously above a valley floor far beneath your feet? That’s how I felt then…until I remembered Truth. Yes, that’s right; Truth with a capital ‘T.’ Suddenly I realized that my truth rested in the majesty and sovereignty of Almighty God. My identity was in Christ and my mind, emotions and faith found rest, security and hope. In John 14:6, NKJV, Jesus declares, “I am the way, the truth and the life.” When this knowledge penetrated my being, my frustration turned to adoration. When facing perplexing problems, uncertainties and confusion, recognize that God is in control and your perspective will change as you see how he values you. I love the way Psalm 139 helps us probe these mind boggling concepts pulling our minds and emotions together by securing our faith. God has searched and known me whether I’m at rest or on the go. He’s not surprised by my thoughts and he understands the paths before me even as I slumber. Things I may do or say are known to him beforehand; and, yet, he sandwiches me in and places his hand upon me. The Psalmist declares in verse 6, “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain it.” But, it prompts him to continue to explore the heights and depths to which our Lord will go to keep us in his care. And it reminds me of how the Apostle Paul declares that nothing can separate us from the love of God which in Christ Jesus our Lord. King David acknowledges God’s creativity (fearfully and wonderfully made) in his mother’s womb; and, all that God knew and planned. “How precious are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!” My own soul searching led me to a deeper level of trust in the One who made me, knew me and had a future plan for my life. Trust his heart when you can’t see his hand and say with the Psalmist, “Search me O God and know my heart…and lead me in the way everlasting.” (vs. 23a & 24b). Searching implies excavation in which we find God’s purpose and rest. Selah. Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Soul-searching excavation Pause And Consider Jan Merop Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) –Aries, if romance hasn’t been on your mind, it’s time to make it a priority. Do what you have to do — wine, dine and pull out all the romantic punches. Taurus (April 21-May 21) –Another person’s misdeeds will shed some light on your own, Taurus. Recognize your mistakes and work to correct them as soon as possible. Gemini (May 22-June 21) – Gemini, you will need an abundance of patience if you are to make it through the next few days. Thursday proves especially challenging when a curveball gets thrown your way. Cancer(June 22-July 22) – Manipulate a difficult situation to your advantage, Cancer. You already have a way with people, now you j ust have to get them on board with your idea. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) – Leo, after a few bumps along the road, things will even out to a steady pace for you. That’s a good thing because now you’ll be able to step back and review your actions. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) – Virgo, someone else’s needs will take priority over your own this week. That could put a crimp in your plans. Find out if you will need help to get through the days. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Libra, just because something costs more doesn’t mean it is necessarily better. You will learn this on Friday with your next purchase as you do your research. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) –Find a way to reduce the stress in your life, Scorpio. This way you can enjoy family and friends without a lot of things on your mind at any given time. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) –Sagittarius, don’t make too much of a situation because you’re reading into it the wrong way. The truth is much less than you are making things. Excitement awaits you. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) –Capricorn, if you don’t take a breather now and then you will be left with little energy. Take advantage of invitations by friends to hang out and enjoy some downtime. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) – Aquarius, you may feel like you’re taking two steps back every day, but the truth is you’re making progress just in small doses. Stick with what you’re doing. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) –Pisces, few things are more exciting than being surprised by someone you love and respect. That is just what may happen to you. Famous birthdaysSept. 25 Will Smith, actor (43); Sept. 26 Olivia Newton-John, singer (63); Sept. 27 Gwyneth Paltrow, actress (39); Sept. 28 Hilary Duff, actress (24); Sept. 29 Mackenzie Crook, actor (40); Sept. 30 Jenna Elfman, actress (40); Oct. 1 Jay Underwood, actor (43). Stick with what youre doing, Aquarius Horoscope Bratty 4-year-old gives swift kick to friendship Dear Abby Associated PressCHARLTON, Mass. — AMassachusetts library has put the Mark Twain work “Eve’s Diary” back on the shelf more than a century after it was banned. The Charlton Public Library’s trustees this week unanimously voted to return the book to circulation, reversing the board’s 1906 decision to ban the 1905 short story. Trustee Richard Whitehead said the move was made to coincide with the American Library Association’s Banned Books Week. The book was written from the perspective of the biblical Eve. It was banned because trustee Frank Wakefield objected to nude illustrations of Eve. Whitehead tells The Telegram and Gazette he considers the illustrations works of art. The 1906 decision drew attention from The New York Times, which reported that Twain was not particularly concerned. Mass. library undoes century-old Twain book ban


14B PAGE News-Sun Sunday, September 25, 2011 Golds history goes way back4000 BC3000 BC2000 BC1000 BC2000 1000 0 600 BC: Gold is first used in dentistry, pointing the way to a modern-day hip-hop craze. 1961: Gold is used to protect instruments from radiation during the first manned spaceflight. Tuesday, Sept. 6: Gold futures close at a record daily high of $1,920.92. 1848: California Gold Rush begins, and some in Hollywood are still digging. C. 3600 BC: Egyptian goldsmiths smelt gold for the first time. 1223 BC: King Tuts gold funeral mask, the ultimate royal fashion statement, is created. Jewelry: 56.8% Investment: 31.6% Technology: 11.6% Leading-month gold futures Worldwide demand by category U.S. dollar index 1Q 2011 Weekly closesWeekly closes Consumer demand in top 5 countries 1Q 2011 India: 45.3% U.S.: 6.7% China: 36.2% Turkey: 6.0% Germany: 5.8% 300,000 tons 182,000 tonsThe value of gold tends to spike in times of economic uncertainty, especially when the U.S. dollar loses value. 70 80 90 100 500 1,000 1,500 $2,000 JAN. 200620072008200920102011SEPT. equals 1,000 tons equals 1,000 tons 2011 MCT Sources:World Gold Council, Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation, Gold and Energy Advisor, Bloomberg Graphic: Alexander Helbach/Chicago Tribune 53.3 yds.120 yds. 53 .3 y ds Leading-month gold future s U S dollar index W eekly close s W eekly close s The value of gold tends to spike in times of economic u ncertaint y especiall y when the U.S. dollar loses value. 1 00 $ 2,00 0 12 0 yd s. 5 ft. 3 in.If all the worlds available pure gold were formed into a single brick, it could cover an entire NFL field (including the end zones) but still be only 5 feet 3 inches tall „ or, in other words, shorter than a kicker.The most expensive fieldOnly about 182,000 tons of mined gold exist in the world. For comparisons sake, Chicago began each of the last few winters with more than 300,000 tons of road salt on hand.The many uses for gold Worth its weight Mountains of salt Most of the worlds gold is used to make jewelry. India, the unofficial center of bling, has the greatest demand for gold. Gold is on fire. With concerns over the U.S. debt limit, financial crisis in Europe, a possible double-dip recession and a faltering stock market, Gold prices are up nearly 40 percent in the past 12 months. The run-up has sent consumers to pawnshops and investors to their portfolios. Here’s a look at some of the facts and figures that make the metal so intriguing.— Ryan Haggerty, Chicago Tribune The gold-selling business is bustling at jewelry stores, kiosks, coin stores and pawn shops. Add in online sales and home parties, and you’ve got a boom. With gold prices so high, almost anyone willing to part with a few trinkets can walk out with a few hundred dollars. With only a small handful of gold, it’s easy to hit the $1,000 mark. As gold prices have risen, so has the competition for buying gold. Services like Cash4Gold and Money4Gold are part of the online craze that encourages consumers to mail in their gold. In almost every shopping center, you’ll find someone offering to buy gold. They’re also competing against independent consultants that offer private consultations or in-home parties. There’s no standard price on how much shoppers will get for the jewelry. Some places will pay as much as 90 percent of the market value of gold, reduced based on how much below 24-karat the piece is. But others pay as little as 65 percent of the market value.— McClatchy Newspapers Rising gold prices have sent price-conscious consumers to other metals. Some brides and grooms are buying wedding bands made from alternative metals like tungsten or titanium. Silver fashion jewelry has gained popularity, with designer collections featuring gold and diamond accents.— McClatchy Newspapers If the rise of gold prices make the precious metal seem like an investment too good to be true, it just might be. Given gold’s volatility you won’t find many advisers suggesting that you start chasing gold profits right now. And you won’t find any of them telling clients to load up on actual gold bullion — the better option, they say, is to go with gold-related exchange-traded funds, which don’t require storage and, unlike mutual funds, can be bought and sold during the trading day. People who get in at the end of a speculative bubble such as the current one are hurt more than anyone when prices collapse, warns Susan Spraker, president of Spraker Wealth Management in Maitland, Fla. Spraker has been putting her clients in gold for several years — mainly SPDR Gold Shares (ticker symbol GLD) — using a consistent buy-and-sell, profit-taking strategy. Others aren’t buying into the gold rush at all. They cite the precious metal’s long history of price crashes, especially from January 1980 to June 1982, when prices for the metal plummeted 65 percent.— Orlando Sentinel ARI MINTZ/NEWSDAY/MCTJewelry stores are one place people go to sell gold items. ARTVILLEPRNEWSFOTO LIVING