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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
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News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 10-07-2011
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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C M Y K B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comS EBRING After two hours of meeting Thursday m orning about how tourism dollars are spent, members of the Highlands County Tourism Development Council adjourned and leftt he meeting before members of the public were through w ith their questions. This meeting is over Chairwoman BarbaraS tewart said after hearing someone in the audience ask h er to shut up and let others speak. More than 40 members of t he public, many representing the Heartland Cultural Alliance, were packed into room 3 of the Bert J. Harris Agricultural Center duringt he TDC meeting, and many were seeking change on how tourism tax money is allocated. This is like a bird trying t o fly on just one wing, Fred Leavitt, president of H CA, told the council at the end of the meeting. Thet ourism attempts right now are only half of a healthy and fair picture. Abird cannot fly on just one wing. Leavitt and the HCAwere t rying to express their desire for more funding of one-day events and other actions that bring tourism into Highlands County, but thec ouncil directed John Scherlacher, the director of the TDC, to concentrate on putting heads on beds when i t came to funding events. The funding system is b roke. The hotels and race track have the money lockedd own to where you cannot get funding for a small event. If small groups have to put the money up front and then they only get reim-b ursed if they are running twoand three-day events, then culture is going to be left out, Leavitt said. Several on the council a rgued with allegations from NEWS-SUN H ighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Friday-Saturday, October 7-8, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 118 | 50 cents www.newssun .com 079099401001 HighLow 87 70C omplete Forecast P AGE 12A Breezy with some showers possible F orecast Question: Is President Obama the underdog for 2012? Next question: Would opening more casinos in Florida be a good idea? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Esther Marie Keck Age 71, Witchita, Kan. Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 58.7% No 41.3% Total votes: 109 Classifieds9A Community Briefs2A Community Calendar5B Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living6B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review/Times11B Religion8B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and WAUCHULA STATE BANK; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, #3 front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 6 1 1 8 8 Sweeping successS treaks, Dragons roll t o victories SPORTS, 1BMotivationC ounty students hear V argas message PAGE2 A Steve Jobs knew what we wanted before we did PAGE7 A LIVING, 14B News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Volunteer Marsha Steinhouse grooms a horse recently at the Heartland Horses and Handicapped in Avon Park. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comAVON PARK Heartland Horses and Handicapped is a unique and heartwarming place. Hidden from the bustle of city life, HHH is a haven for horses and disabled individuals. The barn smells of hay, the peaceful quiet only broken by the occasional foot stomp, bridle jingle or snort. Sandy Kuhn, the founder of HHH, began her work with horses at a young age. Kuhn founded this program in 1998 with the belief that horses are able to provide mentally and physically challenged individuals the support they need to become better functioning citizens, and gain self esteem. Six beautiful horses and two fun-loving ponies live in the barn, located off College Drive next to South Florida Community College. The horses are considered volunteers rather than animals, present at the facility to assist each individual so that they may improve their motor skills, posture, balAPs Horses & Handicapped facility a unique place to visit Tourism board walks out of meeting with HCA Stewart calls halt after being told to shut up News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Fred Leavitt, president of the Heartland Cultural Alliance, attempts to point out Thursday that arts and culture could be a large part of tourism if the funding was available. News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE M embers of the Highlands County Tourism Council follow C ommissioner Barbara Stewart out of a meeting on Thursday leaving the public with more questions. B y SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING The 30page special events manual sparked unforeseen debatea t Tuesdays city council meeting. A fter nine months of planning and development, the appointed committee i ncluding councilmen John Griffin and representatives o f the public works, police and fire departments completed an applicationp rocedure for any groups or i ndividuals interested i n holding an event in Sebring. The committee developed what isn ow known as the special events manual/application. Both the manual and application were presented to council members (excluding John Clark and Bud Whitlock, who were notp resent at Tuesdays meeting) for approval. S ebring Fire Chief Brad Batz praised all involved parties for the development of the manual, but Mayor George Hensley did nota gree with the new fee involved with special events. The manual recommended that all events requirings tate road closures be presented for approval before council 45 days prior to the event. All proposed events not requiring state road closures be submitted for approval 30 days prior to the event. Batz stated that several triggering points had to be met before an event could be defined as a special event. The manuals definition of a special event is any planned occurrence on Coucil debates special events fee plan G riffin See COUNCIL, page 5A See HORSES, page 6A S ee TOURISM, page 3A by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING The School Board of Highlands County met with elementary and middle school administrators and some teachers Wednesday to discuss the school districts grading policy of at least 15 years standing that is meant to encourage students to keep trying and stay in school instead of dropping out. At the elementary level, the Student Progression Plan states, Individual grades below 50 will be averaged using a base value of 50 for the lowest grade. At the middle school level the plan states, The four nine-week grades will be averaged to determine the yearlong grade. For year long courses, nine-week grades below 50 will be averaged using a value of 50 for the lowest nine-week period only one per course. During the course of the workshop it became clear that teachers, district and school-based administrators are overwhelmingly in favor of the policy. It was also clear several members of the school board have doubts. The subject is complex, with many School grading policy discussed again See GRADING, page 3A


C M Y K A ssociated PressT ALLAHASSEE State lawmakers can authorize slot machines anywhere in Florida, an appeals court ruled Thursday. A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal affirmed a prior decision that could open the door to letting the Legislature permit casino resorts in the state. More immediately it makes Hialeahs race track eligible for slots although the opinion is likely to be appealed to the Florida Supreme Court. Competitors had challenged a law passed last year that allows slots at Hialeah Park. They argued Hialeah didnt qualify under a state constitutional amendment voters passed in 2004. The amendment permitted slots at seven horse and dog tracks and jai alai frontons that met certain criteria in Miami-Dade and Broward counties if approved through local referendums. Circuit Judge James Shelfer of Tallahassee last year dismissed part of a laws uit and ruled the amendment didnt prevent the Legislature from approving additional slot machines anywhere. The appeals court panel u nanimously agreed, saying the only thing the amendment limited was the Legislatures authority to prohibit slots at certain facilities in the two counties. Theres no indication voters intended to forever prohibit the Legislature from exercising its authority to expand slot machine gaming beyond those facilities, District Judge Marguerite H. Davis wrote for the panel. Nor is there any indication that Florida voters intended to grant the seven entities who met the criteria in a constitutionally-protected monopoly over slot machine gaming in the state, Davis added. The Legislature for years had refused to permit slots and other casino-style gambling until 2010. Besides the slots law, lawmakers last year also endorsed a 20-year compact with the Seminole Tribe o f Florida that guarantees the state about $1.3 billion over the first five years and more later in exchange for the expansion of gaming at thet ribes casinos. 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PB: Power Ball PP: Power Play Lottery Center AARP offers Driver Safety ProgramS EBRING AARP Driver Safety Program will b e offered from 1-4 p.m. W ednesday and Thursday, Oct. 12-13 at First Presbyterian Church, in t heir education building, 319 Poinsettia Ave. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers, payable to AARP. There is no written or driving test. The size of the class is limited. Call Arlyn Fisher at 3140401 to sign up for the class.Shrine begins work f or hospitalsH ighlands Shrine Club Hospital Chairman Harry Lister announced this week that the annual Advance Sales will take place this year. This is a once a year e ffort to contact businesses in Avon Park, Sebring andL ake Placid for donations t o support the 22 Shrine Childrens Orthopedic hosp itals and burn centers around the country, Mexico and Canada. Children up to 18 years of age are treated free of charge. Look for local Shriners i n front of Winn Dixie and P ublix stores in Avon Park, Sebring and Lake Placid on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 14-15. If you know of any child needing help, call (800 237-5055, the Highlands Shrine Club at 382-2208 or Lister at 452-1480.Events planned at lodges, postsAVON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will host music by Lora Patten from 5-7 p.m. today. Karaoke by Bildi will be from 5-8 p.m. For details, call 452-9853. T he American Legion P ost 69 E-Board will meet a t 2:30 p.m. today. Music by Patsy. Call for time. For more information, call 453-4553. LAKE PLACID The American Legion Placid Post 25 will host Jimmy Black from 6:309:30 p.m. today. 20/21 starts Saturday. For detail s, c all 465-0975. The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will host music with Bob Weed from 6-9 p.m. today. Music with Stevea nd Peggy from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. For details, call 465-0131. The Lake Placid Veterans of Foreign Wars3 880 will host music with LTtoday. Call for time. For details, call 699-5444. SEBRING The VFWPost 4300 will h ost music by Mike Claxton from 6-9 p.m. today. Todd Allen from 6-9 p.m. Saturday. For details, call 385-8902. The Sebring Elks Lodge w ill have live music with Uptown Country from 6 :30-9:30 p.m. today. There will be a fundraiser for Jim Maxon, districtv ice president on Saturday. Apron Dance fundraiser ( public invited). Come meet and dance with the Past Exalted Rulers and Spouses from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday. Music byT om McGannon. Cost: $5 Admission, food and m unchies available. For details, call 471-3557.Don & Allen play at Dance ClubSEBRING The Highlands Social DanceC lub hosts ballroom dancing today at the Senior Center on Sebring P arkway. Music will be provided by Don & Allen. D ance the night away to waltzes, cha-chas, foxtrots, rumbas, jitterbug and other ballroom favorites. All club dances are open to thep ublic. Appropriate dress required. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. For more information call 863-385-6671Ladies Auxiliary collect items for local veteransSEBRING AMVETS Post 21 Ladies Auxiliary is collecting donations ofn ew underwear, socks or Tshirts for local men and women veterans of various sizes. CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Continued on page 5A By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Wednesdays edition of the News-Sun stated the wrong date for Destination Downtowns Halloween Bash. The event will take place Friday, Oct.14. The Halloween Bash will begin at 5 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Many events will be held during the Bash including the All things Pumpkinbake-off, costume contest, ghost stories and pumpkin carving. The Night Moves 5K Run/Walk is sponsored by the Sebring Chamber of Commerce and will be held in conjunction with the Halloween Bash. The 5K Run/Walk will take place on the Circle and some of the spoke streets. The 5K will finish at the circle. For more information on the Halloween Bash visit www.destinationdowntownsebring.com/. For information or registration for the 5K call 3858448. Destination Downtown Halloween Bash Oct. 14 News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Chad Varga speaks passionately to Sebring High Schools freshmen and senior classes Wednesday morning. Varga grabbed the attention of students and faculty as he shared his powerful life story of neglect, abuse, and eventually success. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Inspirational s peaker, former professional basketball player and selfp roclaimed potential developer Chad Varga spent the week in Highlands Countya ddressing each of the middle and high schools. V arga is a former University of Pittsburgh star who grew up in a rough life i n the crime-riddled streets of Detroit. After his childhood and teenage years filled with abuse and neglect, Vargau sed his painful past to transform his life into becoming a successful athlete, husband and father. Varga has already spoken t o the Highlands County Jail inmates, but felt it necessary t o speak to teenagers in schools in order to help them stay on the right path. Lake Placid High School a nd Middle School heard Varga speak earlier this w eek, followed by HillGustat, Avon Park and Sebring middle schools.W ednesday, Varga visited Sebring High School and A von Park High School. Varga demanded the attention, as well as the eyes, of e ach of the freshmen and seniors in the SHS gym as he began to tell his story. Varga spoke of his mothers alcohol and drug abusea nd how he and his older sister were violently abused and constantly neglected from an early age. He went on to tell how b asketball and his desire to be more than a statistic feed h is hunger for success. I look around in here and I see so much potential, so much potential, Varga said. V arga touched on several other issues including peer p ressure, teen pregnancy and respect. Ladies, dont settle and d ont let these guys disrespect you. Make them earn y our respect. If they really care about you, if they love you they will respect you, t hey will wait, Varga said. Varga has spoken to more than two million students since he started his non-profit organization Inspire Now.S tudents flocked to Vargas table following the assembly for photos and handshakes. Highlands County students seemed moved and motivat-e d by Vargas visits. Varga hopes to visit the area again i n the near future. Highlands County students get motivated, inspired Former hoops star Varga shares his story The News-Sun would like to remind the readers t hat the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all i nnocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in p roof 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 w ere booked into the Highlands County Jail on Wednesday, Oct. 5: Joaquin Serapio Bautista, 30, of ZolfoS prings, was sentenced to 60 days for operating m otor vehicle without valid license. Jerry Marcus Davis, 2 1, of Sebring, was c harged with burglary of a c onveyance; and larceny or grand theft. Troy Frank Dilanna, 2 3, of Sebring, was c harged for possession of Oxycodone. Garrick Damon Harris, 37, of Sebring, was charged with possessiono f Oxycodone within 1,000 feet of park with intent to sell; sale of Oxycodone within 1,000 feet of park; a nd using two-way communication device to facil-i tate felony. Eric Tilghmal H ersberger, 21, of Lake Placid, was charged for possession of cannabis,t wo counts; possession of drug paraphernalia; andw ithholding support, nonsupport of children or spouse. Shawn Michael L eonhart, 31, of Avon Park, was charged for traff icking in stolen property, two counts; and false information given to pawn broker. Jerry Omar MoralesOrtiz, 23, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of controlled substance without prescription; and possession of narcotic equipment and/or use. Leo Savir Avila Rivas, 19, of Frostproof, was charged with larceny, petit theft, second degree,f irst offense. Jose Trevino Salazar, 39, of Sebring, was charged on an Indiana County warrant for status hearing to revoke felony probation. Melissa Louise Vanderford, 36, of Sebring was charged for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Tuesday, Oct. 4: Alonzo Danielle Anderson, 30, of Sebring, kidnapping, false imprisonment of child under 13 years of age; and sexual assault, victim over 12 years of age, physical force. Eric Von Ferguson, 39, of Avon Park, was charged with possession of cannabis; possession of drug paraphernalia; and knowingly driving while license suspended or revoked. Jessica Lynn Fitch, 22, of Sebring, was charged with driving while license revoked, habitual offender. Aaron Heath Harmon, 34, of Sebring, was charged with battery on officer, firefighter, E.M.T., etc.; vehicle theft or grand theft of motor vehicle, two counts; burglary of occupied dwelling, unarmed; possession of controlled substance without prescription; burglary of unoccupied conPO LICEBLOTTER Continued on page 5A Court says lawmakers can OK slots anywhere in state


C M Y K TALLAHASSEE (AP Questions about whether hes flip-flopped on his job-creation promise continued tod og Gov. Rick Scott even at a ceremony Wednesday to welc ome a new agency designed to help him keep that pledge. Afterward, Scott was a sked about the Full Flop he had just gotten from P olitiFact.com, a fact-checking website created by the St. Petersburg Times. T he Republican governor again denied hes gone back on his campaign promise of adding 700,000 new jobs in seven years. During lasty ears election campaign the former business executive said that his goal was on top of what normal growth would be. N ow, he says its not. s remember what norm al growth is, Scott told reporters. There was no normal growth when I took office. State economists last year, t hough, had predicted a million new jobs would be create d in the next seven years no matter what the state did. Thats 300,000 more than Scott now says he had promised. Asked about the interview a nd debate recordings of his statements, Scott said Its s even steps to 700,000 jobs. Thats what I said. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, October 7, 2011Page 3A C ITY OF AVON PARK; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black; octoberfest 2011; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 5 5 2 2 MARTIAL ARTS (pp only pg 3 or 5; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 4 4 6 6 2 2 Leavitt that visitors did not spend as much as projected when they visited, and directed Leavitt to changet he way the HCAheld events. The first event that you bring this council that is a two-day event, you will havem y support, said council member and hotel owner Reinhard Haubner. But Leavitt countered that events could not flourishb ecause of the way the council and tourism policy was structured. The Lake Placid Murals is a tourist attraction, but it does not put heads in beds,a nd it is not an event. How can we take a long view of i ncreasing the overall economic picture in Highlands County if we are stuck doingt he same old things? Leavitt s aid after the meeting. If a motorcycle event has to put heads on beds, why not them? Why should they be any different? said Councilm ember John Griffin. Members of the council and the audience exchanged several harsh words during the meeting, and at one pointG riffin motioned to adjourn and stood up to leave before he began arguing with someone in the in the crowd. ou are just being rude. Y ou asked us to stay until the end and now you are walking out when it is the publics time to talk. That is just rude, someone in the audience responded. S everal members of the public stayed after the counc il walked out, including Scherlacher, who answered questions and congratulatedt he public on their input. These are baby steps, but it is great to have the public out in force at the meeting. We need this discussion, andI hope it will continue, S cherlacher said. The council is not doing anything wrong, they are working within the framework they are given by thec ommission. It sounds like both groups are in agreement that getting folks into Highlands County is the goal. Now we have to work togeth-e r to accomplish that goal. Exposure is what we want. We seem to be on the same page, Scherlacher said. They told us the public could not speak before thev ote, now they are telling us that the public cannot speak a fter the vote. When does the public get a chance to speak on this issue? said GailL eavitt after the meeting. Continued from page 1A factors and influences, not the least of which is that the policy might violate state statute 1003.33, which says school districts shall issue report cards that must clearly depict and g rade a students academic performance based on exami nations, written papers and class participation; perform-a nce at grade level; conduct a nd behavior; and attendance. The question is whether a ssigning a 50 instead of u sing a students actual lower score, met 1003.33s r equirements. S chool board attorney John McClure said the whole discussion of grading, from a legal point of view, is a gray area, complicated because there have been no challenges in case law and therefore no precedents. M cClure said, It comes d own to a strictly political matter. Im not much help, I r ealize. In my opinion there are ways to interpret ( 1003.33) either way There is concern, on the one hand, that the districts policy amounts to giving a student a free ride, advanc-i ng individuals when they were unprepared for a highe r level of work. School board member Andy Tuck, for example,w orries that advancing students based on an inflated g rade is an unfair burden on the next teacher. Are we promoting a student who s houldnt be promoted? he asked. Administrators, however, point out that 50 is a failing grade. Students who contin-u ally under produce are not helped by the policy, they said, whereas students who work hard, but might be experiencing a temporaryf amily crisis, or live in a permanently dysfunctional h ome, or who simply have to work extra hard to pass, a re helped. The educators said classr oom teachers and administrators, on the whole, try to avoid such extreme situations in the first place by providing extra study hallt ime and mentoring, dropping the lowest classroom s core before averaging a grade, providing many assignments, meeting withp arents, and consulting with other teachers. T hey also told the school board the issue was more a mathematical conundrum t han an ethical problem. For example, a student can produce three perfect (100 percent completely bomb on thef ourth, getting a zero. That leaves him or her with a 75 average. It would take producing 10 more perfect papers to get back to A. T he meeting was a workshop, so no action was t aken. Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY S chool board member Bill Brantley (leftally Cox, listen as Ruby Handley, principal of Memorial Elementary School, explains that at the elementary level the focus is working at grade level and mastering skills, not working for credits as in secondary school student do. Grading policy an issue Tourism meeting gets testy Gov. Scott questioned about jobs promise


C M Y K Page 4AN ews-SunF riday, October 7, 2011www.newssun.comANOTHERVIEWPOINT 2227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 8 63-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONP ublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com S COTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comD AN HOEHNESports Editor E xt. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGV ICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com C IRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com B USINESS OFFICEJ ANET EMERSONE xt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION The latest example: F loridas new law requiring drug tests for welfare applicants. T he laws backers said Florida needed to keep drugg ies from soaking up taxpayersmoney. But since the law took effect in July, only about2 .5 percent of applicants for Temporary Assistance for N eedy Families have tested positive for drug use. Another 2 percent ducked the test. Meanwhile, the Justice D epartment believes about 6 percent of Americans (12 and o lder) are users of illegal drugs. As The Associated Press put it, Florida welfare a pplicants apparently are less likely than other people to use drugs. S o, wheres the huge problem the new law was supp osed to solve? Other examples: The Legislature this s pring changed Florida election laws, making it harder f or some groups to register voters and making it harder to vote if youve recently moved all allegedly to combat voter fraud. But elec-t ions officials keep telling us that individual voter fraud a lmost never occurs. The president of Northwest Florida State College wants to establish designated public speakinga reas at the schools campuses. These essentially would be free-speech zones where protesters could be contained. But the collegeh as no history of rowdy or disruptive protests. We could go on. Floridas gag law limiting what doctors can say about guns, Gov. Rick Scotts wish for ani mmigration crackdown . all address problems that e xist mainly in politicians busy imaginations. Consider such moves a s ymptom of overactive government. Or, more troubling, c onsider them the most insidious kind of social engineering, since they spring from a belief that free people can be restricted, restrained and reg-u lated into a state of virtue. A n editorial from the Northwest Florida Daily News. Solutions in search of a problem Wh en politicians or other authorit y figures impose sweeping new r ules designed to restrict misbeh avior that turns out to be extremely rare, o r even nonexistent, critics sometimes s ay the rules are a solution in search of a p roblem. The movement known as the tea party started in the mainstream media, on a national show. CNBCs Rick Santelli, fired what cable news would later dub the shot heard around the world in 2009, when he lamented paying for the mortgages of the losers who couldnt pay their bills. President Obama, are you listening? he bellowed. Well, it was broadcast on national television. By the way they snarl about the mainstream media on Fox News, youd think they were disseminating their programs via ham radio instead of on the number one cable news network in the country. Fox News is as mainstream a media as any. And theyve puffed up and promoted their pet protest group called the tea party for the last two and half years. And just like the imaginary death panels in the health care reform act or the fantasy Sharia law threat the tea party got its legs from Fox News. So when criticism is lobbed at the tea party as being an astroturf re-branding of the Republican Party, sponsored by interest groups and corporate media, its because it is. To put this into perspective, look at movement Fox News hasnt endorsed and Karl Roves group, American Crossroads, havent chartered busses for: meet Occupy Wall Street. Occupy Wall Street started as a couple thousand protesters marching through lower Manhattan and camping out at the detonator of the economic meltdown. For the first two weeks, the protest was largely ignored by actual mainstream media. Then NYPD officer Anthony Bologna pepper sprayed a couple of young women peacefully assembling at this public demonstration. The footage landed on YouTube: Then there was attention. Askirmish with police. AStory. Last Saturday, 700 of the protesters were arrested by the NYPD. Another Story. Worthy of a mention even on the venerable Sunday Shows. Who are these people? Are they the anti-tea party? No. In fact they are not in any way like the tea party. If they were the tea party, the media would be giving value to all their political peccadilloes. Yes, What does the tea party think? has become a staple in American political discourse. And for what? Theyre identical to Republicans. They have a public approval rating, according to some polls, of 26 percent. And the tea partyled House suffers a historic low of around 13 percent (more people approve of salmonella). Yet the tea party is given credence and credibility as a swell of a movement to give rich people and corporations more tax breaks. How is that populist, exactly? Its a protest movement that just so happens to be suspiciously business-friendly. How, as they say in corporate-speak, synergistic. This tea party now has a seat at the table of power. Their corporate sponsors must snicker every time they hear about the tea partys take on whatever issue. I was at an Occupy Wall Street solidarity demonstration over the weekend in Los Angeles. Around 3,000 people were there when I arrived. The first thing apparent is the crowd is young. These are not cantankerous retirees worried about the government getting involved in Medicare. No these are the children of the middle-classLost Decade. These are kids whose American Dream has been eroding while the rich have gotten richer. These are the young people on Facebook and Twitter calling for an American Autumn to match the Arab Spring. And the Arab Spring is a far better comparison for this group. Like the Egypt and Tunisia uprisings, Occupy Wall Street are youths worried about their futuresdowngrade. Its about the lack of prospects in the land of opportunity. Their battle cry: We are the 99 percent and we are too big to fail. Theyve succinctly stated their goal is economic justice. Pandering to the wealthy minority is the disease: Occupy Wall Street is a symptom. What does economic justice mean? Maybe a better question is: How topheavy can the wealth inequality get before something tumbles? The hurdle for Occupy Wall Street is that it was not birthed on cable news. Cable news doesnt own it so it cant show it off like they have the tea party. But the Arab Spring revolution wast televised; it was re-tweeted. Tina Dupuy is an award-winning writer and the managing editor of Crooks and Liars. Tina can be reached at tinadupuy@yahoo.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. The American Autumn: Children of the Lost Decade revolt Guest Column Tina Dupuy From now on, p arents who plan to send their children abroad tos tudy in a foreign nation should sit t hem down in front of the TVset and watch replayso f the Amanda Knox saga. It has all the elements of a true-to-life lesson in the dangers o f turning young men and women barely out of their teens into innocents abroad. Youngsters and many p arents are clueless when it comes to the customs and laws in other countries that lack many of the safeguards which we Americans take for granted. They should study theA manda Knox case. It is a clear warning that u nlike here in the United State in many foreign countries the accused is automatically guilty until proven innocent. C onsider this: Amanda Knox spent four years in prison before being tried in court on charges that ultimately appear to have beenb aseless. Moreover, her chief accuser himself now faces trial and possible imprisonment for misconduct. She was made hostage to a system of justice where the accused is guilty until proven innocent and she was locked away until a trial in court could take place, which in Amandas case took 48 long months behind bars. Four years in an Italian slammer four years of waiting for a trial and a chance to tell her side of the story! It is said that ignorance of the law is not an excuse for violating the law. Thats true here, but no consideration is given to Americans visiting foreign nations, who cannot be expected to understand all the ins and outs of the laws of those nations. It is true that foreign travel is broadening. It can also be hazardous f or young Americans born and bred in theb est and fairest nation in the w orld, where the court system is designed to prot ect their rights and freedom of the citizenry a n uncommon idea in many n ations abroad. I can readily understand why some parents believe that study abroad enhances their offsprings education.B ut I cannot understand how some parents can send their youngsters off to foreign counties to be on their own in a totally alien environment where many of the safeguards to their free-d om, common here in the United States, simply do n ot exist. Many parents should consider accompanying their children on excursions abroad. Parents need to wake up t o the fact that the United States is the best and fairest country in the world. Our God-given freedom guaranteed by theC onstitution is the reason why we have become the wealthiest nation in the word. Parents should educate themselves and their youngsters on the laws and customs of foreign nations before sending them abroad to study; otherwise they run the risk of losing them to an alien system of justice. Amanda was lucky. You and your family might not be so lucky. Michael Reagan is the son of President Ronald Reagan, a political consultant, and the author of The New Reagan Revolution.. He is the founder and chairman of The Reagan Group and president of The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Visit his website at www.reagan.com, or e-mail comments to Reagan@caglecartoons.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. Amanda Knox saga a cautionary tale Making Sense M ichael Reagan 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 To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. 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C M Y K public property that by nature of the event causes ag reater impact on City services or resources than would have occurred had the event n ot taken place. Triggering points for a s pecial event include alcohol sale and distribution, temporary food service or preparation, parades, athletic events, pyrotechnic displays,c oncerts, arts and craft shows, vehicle and boating events. After the application is filled out and the soon-to-be appointed special events coordinator reviews thea pplication, then it will be decided whether or not a $ 25-per-day application fee is required from the individual or group. Id like to create the least amount of hassle. We want tog et people and events downtown. Im not in favor of the application fee and I would e ncourage not to do this $25 just to get in the door Hensley said. C ouncil president Scott Stanley somewhat agreed with Mayor Hensley regardi ng the process. e are trying to encoura ge activity downtown. If somebody hands you a packet this thick, theyre not going to want to do it, said Stanley. B atz further explained that the manual and fee are needed, as well as a single person to answer questions and direct groups planning an event. If it meets the definition o f a special event ... disrupts the normal function of the C ircle ... that is the only time we will require the $25 fee, Batz said. F ollowing a few more minutes of debate ,council member Andrew Fells made a motion to table the item to the upcoming council meeti ng until city attorney could look over the manual. I think the manual is very good and addresses things that people dont realize andd ont think about, said city attorney Bob Swaine. Council voted 3-0 to table the item and allow more time for city attorney to address the subjectivity of the definition of a special event. Then ext meeting is Oct. 18. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, October 7, 2011Page 5A DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 4 4 2 2 2 2 G RIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 10/7/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 6 1 1 6 6 DesignerDental 2x4 00012686 T hese items may be dropped off during the Drop Your Drawers D rive at any of the followi ng locations: AMVETS Post 21, 2029 U.S. 27S outh; News-Sun; Highlands Today; J CPenney Hair Salon (see C lair); Publix NorthC ustomer Service Counter; Grace Church of Sebring, 3626 Thunderbird Road; K egels Bowling Center; Sebring Police Department, see Vickie Hicks; Halo H air Design, 2914 Sparta Road; Highlands Family Chiropractic, Dr. Vickers; o r the Veterans Service Office, 7205 George Blvd. T he items will be dist ributed on Veterans Day, Nov. 11.L eisure Lakes hosts s paghetti dinnerL AKE PLACID The m embers of the Leisure L akes Volunteer Fire D epartment and Ladies A uxiliary are cooking a spaghetti dinner on Saturday to raise needed funds. After the purchase of an $8 per dinner ticket prior to the day of thef undraiser, you drive through the fire station between the hours of 4-7 p.m. Saturday to pick up spaghetti with meat sauce b read sticks and green beans to bring home for you and your family. Leisure Lakes Volunteer Fire Station 29 is at 2874L ake June Blvd. in Leisure Lakes. Get tickets from any of the firefighters from the Leisure Lakes Volunteer Fire Department.F eed the Need is SaturdaySEBRING Feed the Need, from 11 a.m. to 2p .m. Saturday, at Ridgewood Service Station. T his is a non-profit event that is for the homeless. Lunch, clothes and hygienek its will be handed out. Get out and spread the word, g et out and feed the need. Call Sebring Christian Church for more information at 382-6676. Continued from page 2A ESTHER MARIE KECK Esther Marie (Bollinger Keck, 71, loving wife, mother and grandmother, died Sunday, October 2, 2011. A service of celebration will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, at First Evangelical Free Church. She is survived by her husband, Marvin; daughter, Sharon (Stephen Hutchinson; son, Jeffrey (GailWichita; brother, David (Janet Sebring, FL; 7 grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and friends. Memorials have been established with American Red Cross and Christian Youth Theater of Wichita. View expanded obituary and share online condolences at www.CozineMemorial.com. Services by Broadway Mortuary. Broadway Mortuary 1147 S. Broadway at Lincoln Witchita, Kansas 67211 Keck OBITUARY veyance, unarmed; larceny, g rand theft of dwelling; possession of harmful new legend drug without prescription; and Polk County warr ant for other charges. Merissa Leigh Jimenez, 29, of Avon Park, was charged on a SarasotaC ounty warrant for failing to a ppear or comply with collections (child support court order. Robert Lee Lawrence, 32, of Avon Park, was charged for driving with expired license for moret han four months. Kimberly Sue Vaught, 44, of Sebring, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams; and possession of controlled s ubstance without prescription. Leah Ann Williams, 45, o f Sebring, was charged on an out-of-county warrant for p rinciple larceny. Andre Lamont Wilson, 19, of Lake Placid, was c harged with larceny or grand theft, three counts; and burglary of unoccupied dwelling, unarmed, four counts. Lemon Montell Young, 39, of Lake Placid, was c harged for failing to pay child support. Continued from page 2A POLICEBLOTTER CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 Courtesy photo In the tradition of St. Francis of Assisi Day on Tuesday, a special group of animals gathered at St. Catherine Church for their annual blessing. Among the dogs, cats, fishes and birds, the unique creature this year was a bald eagle that is under the rehabilitation care of Dave Wrede at Wredes Rehabilitation Center in Sebring. Thunder, a full-grown bald eagle, came t o Wrede after receiving a gun shot wound to his head. Although he regained his health, t he loss of sight in one eye prevents him from ever returning to the wild, but Thunder presents an awesome site for admiring audiences and a fine example of the gift that all animals make to our world. Fr. Jos Gonzlez, pastor of St. Catherine Church, is pictured after delivering the blessing to Thunder. B lessing of the animals Continued from page 1A Council debates special events fee Associated PressWASHINGTON Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said Wednesday she will not run for president,l eaving little doubt that the eventual Republican nominee will come from the current field of contenders. After months of leaving h er fans guessing, Palin said in a statement that she and her husband Todd devote ourselves to God, family and country. She said her decision maintainst hat order. Palin sent the statement t o supporters. She told conservative radio host Mark Levin that she wouldn ot consider a third party candidacy because it w ould assure President Barack Obamas reelection. In a video posted on Youtube, Palin said, youd ont need an office or a title to make a difference. S en. John McCain plucked Palin from relative obscurity in 2008 by nam-i ng her as his running mate. S he electrified Republican activists for a while, delivering a well-r eceived speech at the GOPnational convention. But Palin later seemed o verwhelmed by the national spotlight, falteri ng at times in televised interviews even when asked straightforward questions. Palins announcement W ednesday was much anticipated but not greatly surprising. Her popularity had plummeted in polls lately, even though she remained a darling to many hardc ore conservatives. Some Republicans felt she waite d and teased too long about a presidential candidacy. Some remained perplexed by her decision toq uit her job as governor with more than a year left in her single term. Palin not entering election


C M Y K A ssociated PressTALLAHASSEE GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney used a lunchtime visit at a Tallahassee restau-r ant to criticize President Barack Obamas handling of the economy. Romney took direct aim at Obamas contention that hew as a warrior for the middle class, saying that ordinary Americans were the victims of how the president has steered the nation. This week, the president, he said to the American people that he is a warrior for them iddle class. If thats the case I think there has been a severe case of friendly fire,R omney said. This guys friendly fire has hurt the A merican people. Romney was spending his second straight day inF lorida, which looms large in the presidential primary cale ndar now that its Republican voters will head to the polls Jan. 31. He did make the unusual decision to campaign in thes tate capital, which has more Democratic than Republican v oters even though the GOP controls state government. But unlike a stop in C entral Florida where Romney criticized Texas G ov. Rick Perry he remained mum about his Republican rivals. Instead his visit to the Seminole Wind restaurant was just as much as abouts haking hands with patrons and partaking of a plate of fried chicken, barbecue and vegetables off the restaurants buffet line. Lets have some great chicken and lets take back America, Romney said. The former Massachusetts governor focused solely onO bama, jobs and the nations economy. He held a roundtable with some local busi-n ess owners, including Thomas Bryant, the owner of the restaurant which featuresp ictures of Jesus Christ along its walls. B ryant told Romney that he was competing with the federal government for employees. He said that he has had trouble gettinge mployees to work more hours because to do so would render them ineligible for various types of government assistance. B efore the roundtable Bryant said he was undecided about who to support in next years primary. Some voters gathered at l unchtime thought it was interesting that Romney chose the restaurant as ac ampaign stop. The restaurant not only had multiple pictures of Christ but it has af ull array of evangelical Christian pamphlets. Page 6ANews-SunFriday, October 7, 2011www.newssun.com ROAD SHOW ESTATE BUYERS; 5.542"; 21.5"; Black plus three; process, main a; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 5 5 6 6 8 8 P UBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black; 84567 publix liqour; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 6 2 2 9 9 a nce, coordination, and strength, Kuhn said. H HH provides free equine interaction for adults as wella s children who have special needs. Sessions are held three times a week on Wednesday, Thursdays and Saturdays from 8-11 a.m. fromS eptember through May. Stable manager and instructor Joy Ongley is one of the many volunteers who keeps the facility running. O ngley spends many hours at continuing education seminars and classes to stay up to date on the best and most beneficial therapeutic farm ideas and instruction. HHH also holds events throughout the year for the public to enjoy and participate in. The upcoming Damboise Ranch ride is expected to be a huge hit. The ride will take place Nov. 4-6 and promises to provide barrels of fun, entertainment and friendly faces, from both horses and friends. The weekend will be filled with a trail ride along with ministries by Cowboy Up Ministry. Cowboy Up Ministry will also hold demonstrations and entertain guests throughout the weekend. Pre-registration is required for dinner guarantee. The Damboise Ranch Ride will be held at the Cracker Trail Arena located at 6134 East State Road 66, Zolfo Springs. At the facility, Heartland Horses and Handicapped also offers riding lessons and training to the Highlands County community Pony rides are available to the public by appointment for a $5 donation. Riding lessons are offered for $20 an hour for anyone ages 5 and up. The facility also offers a place for children to make unique birthday memories. Birthday parties begin at $85. Heartland Horses and Handicapped is located at 118 College Drive in Avon Park. For more information regarding the facility or the Damboise Ranch ride go to heartlandhorses.org/. Continued from page 1A Horses offer therapy Romney talks about jobs at campaign stop in Tallahassee


C M Y K By JORDAN ROBERTSON APTechnology WriterS AN FRANCISCO Steve Jobs saw the future and led the world to it. He moved technology from garages to pockets, took entertainmentf rom discs to bytes and turned gadgets into extensions of the people who use them. Jobs, who founded and ran A pple, told us what we needed before we wanted it. o some people, this is like Elvis Presley or John Lennon. Its a change in ourt imes. Its the end of an era, said Scott Robbins, 34, a barber and an Apple fan. Itsl ike the end of the innovators. Apple announced his death w ithout giving a specific cause. He died peacefully on W ednesday, according to a statement from family members who were present. Hew as 56. Steves brilliance, passion a nd energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives, Apples board said ina statement. The world is i mmeasurably better because of Steve. P resident Barack Obama said in a statement that Jobs exemplified the spirit ofA merican ingenuity Steve was among the g reatest of American innovators brave enough to think differently, bold enough to b elieve he could change the world and talented enough to do it, he said. Jobs had battled cancer in 2004 and underwent a livert ransplant in 2009 after taking a leave of absence for unspecified health problems. He took another leave of absence in January hist hird since his health problems began and resigned i n August. Jobs became Apples chairman and handedt he CEO job over to his hand-picked successor, Tim Cook. Those of us who have been fortunate enough tok now and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Cook wrote in an email to Apples employees. Steve leavesb ehind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple. Jobs started Apple with a high school friend in a Silicon Valley garage in 1976, was forced out a decade later and returned in 1997 to rescue the company. During his second stint, it grew into the most valuable technology company in the world with a market value of $351 billion. Almost all that wealth has been created since Jobsreturn. Cultivating Apples countercultural sensibility and a minimalist design ethic, Jobs rolled out one sensational product after another, even in the face of the late-2000s recession and his own failing health. For transformation of American industry, he has few rivals. He has long been linked to his personal computer-age contemporary, Bill Gates, and has drawn comparisons to other creative geniuses such as Walt Disney. Jobs died as Walt Disney Co.s largest shareholder, a by-product of his decision to sell computer animation studio Pixar in 2006. Perhaps most influentially, Jobs in 2001 launched the iPod, which offered ,000 songs in your pocket. Over the next 10 years, its white earphones and thumb-dial control seemed to become more ubiquitous than the wristwatch. In 2007 came the touchscreen iPhone, joined a year later by Apples App Store, where developers could sell iPhone apps which made the phone a device not just for making calls but also for managing money, editing photos, playing games ands ocial networking. And in 2010, Jobs introduced the i Pad, a tablet-sized, all-touch computer that took off even though market analysts saidn o one really needed one. By 2011, Apple had b ecome the second-largest company of any kind in the United States by market v alue. In August, it briefly surpassed Exxon Mobil as the most valuable company. Under Jobs, the company cloaked itself in secrecy tob uild frenzied anticipation for each of its new products. Jobs himself had a wizardly sense of what his customers wanted, and where demandd idnt exist, he leveraged a cult-like following to create i t. When he spoke at Apple p resentations, almost always in faded blue jeans, sneakers and a black mock turtleneck, legions of Apple acolytes listened to every word. He oftenb oasted about Apple successes, then coyly added a coda one more thing before introducing its latest ambitious idea. In later years, Apple i nvestors also watched these appearances for clues about h is health. Jobs revealed in 2004 that he had been diagnosed with a very rare formo f pancreatic cancer an islet cell neuroendocrine t umor. He underwent surgery and said he had been cured. In 2009, following weight l oss he initially attributed to a hormonal imbalance, he abruptly took a six-month leave. During that time, he received a liver transplantt hat became public two months after it was performed. He went on another medical leave in January 2011,t his time for an unspecified duration. He never went back a nd resigned as CEO in August, though he stayed ona s chairman. Consistent with his penchant for secrecy, he didnt reference his illness in his resignation letter. Steven Paul Jobs was born F eb. 24, 1955, in San Francisco to Joanne Simpson, then an unmarried graduate student, and Abdulfattah Jandali, a student from Syria. Simpson gave Jobs up fora doption, though she married Jandali and a few years later h ad a second child with him, Mona Simpson, who became a novelist. S teven was adopted by Clara and Paul Jobs of Los A ltos, Calif. He saw his first computer terminal at NASAsAmes R esearch Center when he was around 11 and landed a summer job at Hewlett-Packard before he had finished high school. J obs enrolled in Reed College in Portland, Ore., in 1972 but dropped out after six months. All of my working-class p arentssavings were being spent on my college tuition. A fter six months, I couldnt see the value in it, he said ata Stanford University commencement address in 2005. I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life and no idea how college was goingt o help me figure it out. When he returned to California in 1974, Jobs worked for video game maker Atari and attendedm eetings of the Homebrew Computer Club a group of computer hobbyists with Steve Wozniak, a high school friend who was a few yearso lder. Wozniaks homemade computer drew attention from other enthusiasts, but Jobs saw its potential far beyondt he geeky hobbyists of the time. The pair started Apple Computer Inc. in Jobsparentsgarage in 1976. According to Wozniak, Jobss uggested the name after visiting an apple orchard that Wozniak said was actually ac ommune. Their first creation was the Apple I essentially, theg uts of a computer without a case, keyboard or monitor. T he Apple II, which hit the market in 1977, was their first machine for the masses.I t became so popular that Jobs was worth $100 million b y age 25. During a 1979 visit to the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, Jobs again spotted mass potential in a nichei nvention: a computer that allowed people to control c omputers with the click of a mouse, not typed commands. He returned to Apple ando rdered his engineering team to copy what he had seen. I t foreshadowed a propensity to take other peoples concepts, improve on them a nd spin them into wildly successful products. Under Jobs, Apple didnt invent computers, digital music players or smartphones it reinvented them for people who didnt want to learn computer programming or negotiate the technical hassles of keeping their gadg-e ts working. e have always been s hameless about stealing great ideas, Jobs said in ani nterview for the 1996 PBS series Triumph of the Nerds. The Macintosh, named for an employees favorite apple,e xploded onto the scene in 1984. The Mac was heralded by an epic Super Bowl commercial that referenced GeorgeO rwells and captured Apples iconoclastic style. There were early stumbles at Apple. Jobs clashed with colleagues and even the CEOh e had hired away from Pepsi, John Sculley. And after an initial spike, Mac sales slowed, in part because few programs had been writ-t en for it. With Apples stock price sinking, conflicts between Jobs and Sculley mounted. Sculley won over the boardi n 1985 and pushed Jobs out of his day-to-day role leading the Macintosh team. J obs resigned his post as chairman of the board and left Apple within months. What had been the focus of my entire adult life was g one, and it was devastating, Jobs said in his Stanford speech. H e got into two other companies: Next, a computer m aker, and Pixar, a computer-animation studio that he bought from George Lucas for $10 million. Pixar, ultimately the more s uccessful venture, seemed at first a bottomless money pit. T hen in 1995 came Toy Story, the first computeranimated full-length feature. U ltimately, he shifted the focus to software a move t hat paid off later when Apple bought Next for its operating system technology, t he basis for the software still used in Mac computers. By 1996, when Apple bought Next, Apple was in dire financial straits. I t had lost more than $800 million in a year, dragged its heels in licensing Mac software for other computers and surrendered most of its mar-k et share to PCs that ran Windows. L arry Ellison, Jobsclose friend and fellow SiliconV alley billionaire and the CEO of Oracle Corp., publicly contemplated buying Apple in early 1997 and ousting its leadership. T he idea fizzled, but Jobs stepped in as interim chief later that year. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, October 7, 2011Page 7A CenturyLink 5x9 color 00012685 Jobs told us what we needed before we knew MCT Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died Wednesday at the age of 56.


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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, October 7, 2011Page 9A PUBLIC AUCTION: NOVEMBER 4, 2011 AT: 9:00 AM LOCATION: AVON TOWING: 1102 KERSEY ST. AVON PARK, FL 33825 YEAR MAKE VIN # 1999 VOLKESWAGEN 3VWSA29M7XM040250 October 7, 2011 PUBLIC AUCTION: OCTOBER 31, 2011 AT: 9:00 AM LOCATION: AVON TOWING: 1102 KERSEY ST. AVON PARK, FL 33825 YEAR MAKE VIN # 2008 SEAHAW TRAILER 1N9BB27208B171420 2006 LARSON BOAT LAR82055E606 October 7, 2011 NOTICE OF SALE T he following vehicles will be sold at public sale or auction to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.78(2 10/21/11 at 1118 WEIGLE AVE. Sebring, FL 33870. 2001 PONT 1G2NW52E51C115580 SALE DATE 10/25/11 1999 PONT 1GMDX03E9XD118809 SALE DATE 11/1/11 2002 DODGE 1D7HU18N92S662105 October 7, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 11-000028 GCS J H. MOORE MEMORIAL CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN OF SEBRING, INC., a Florida Not for Profit Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. ANY UNKNOWN PARTY WHO MAY CLAIM AS HEIR, DEVISEE, GRANTEE, ASSIGNEE, LIENOR, CREDITOR, TRUSTEE, OR OTHER CLAIMANT, BY THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST KARL E. LUHRING AND MAPLE H. LUHRING, husband and wife, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE PROPERTY TO: ANY UNKNOWN PARTY WHO MAY CLAIM AS HEIR, DEVISEE, GRANTEE, ASSIGNEE, LIENOR, CREDITOR, TRUSTEE, OR OTHER CLAIMANT, BY THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST KARL E. LUHRING AND MAPLE H. LUHRING, husband and wife, YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to Quiet Title and Reformation of a Deed on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: Lot 21, Block 81, SIXTH ADDITION TO THE ORIGINAL TOWN OF SEBRING, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 2, Page 180, of the Public Records of DeSoto County, Florida (of which Highlands County was formerly a part). has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on JOHN K. McCLURE, the Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 211 South Ridgewood Drive, Sebring, FL 33870, on or before November 10, 2011, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on the Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED ON September 28, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk In accordance with the Americans With Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact Court Administration at Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; telephone (8637 prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or Voice (V via Florida Relay Service. IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NUMBER: 11-194 GCS CITY OF AVON PARK, a Florida Municipal Corporation, Plaintiff, vs. MANUEL AND MARIA PITA LECA, Defendant. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a final decree of foreclosure entered in the above-titled cause in the Circuit Court of Highlands County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: Lot 7 + N 1/2 Lot 8, Block C, MARSH SUBDIVISION, in Section 27, Township 33 South, Range 28 East, thereof, recorded in Transcript Book, Page 28 of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, Parcel Identification Number: A-27-33-28-080-00C0-0070 at public sale, to the highest and best bidder for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, in Sebring, Florida at 11:00 A.M. on the 25th day of October, 2011. SIGNED this 27th day of September, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk 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 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. September 30; October 7, 2011 1050Legals I N THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C IVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000277 C OUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, v s. RHONDA J. CONNELLY, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Ord er Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated on September 20, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000277 of the Circuit Court of the T ENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein COUNTRYWIDE HOME L OANS SERVICING, is the Plaintiff and RHONDA J. CONNELLY; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RHONDA J. CONNELLY N/K/A ROBERT ARMSTRONG; M ORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYST EMS, NCORPORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR COUNT YWIDE FINANCIAL CORPORATION; TENANT #1 N /K/A CHRISTINE WALDON; are the Defendants, T he Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest bidd er for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE B ASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTH OUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 1 1:00AM, on the 18th day of October, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: L OT 6, LEE WAY HEIGHTS, ACCORDING TO T HE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT B OOK 14, PAGE 43, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS O F HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A /K/A 3807 LEEWAY COURT, SEBRING, FL 3 3875 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court o n September 21, 2011. R OBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court B y: /s/ Priscilla Michalak D eputy Clerk F lorida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09012295 COUNTRYCAL-CONV-Team 2 **See Americans with Disabilities Act I n accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, p ersons with disabilities needing a special accomm odation to participate in this proceeding should c ontact the individual or agency sending the not ice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 2 5018, 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 30; October 7, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C IVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001685 H SBC BANK USA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR PHH 2007-2, P laintiff, vs. J AMES L. BROWNING, et al, D efendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final J udgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated on A ugust 18, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-001685 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS C ounty, Florida wherein HSBC BANK USA, NAT IONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR PHH 2007-2 is the Plaintiff and JAMES L. BROWNING; Y ERITZA S. BROWNING; are the Defendants, The C lerk of the Court will sell to the highest bidder for c ash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEM ENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTH OUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 1 1:00AM, on the 18th day of October, 2011, the f ollowing described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 9, BLOCK 62, PLACID LAKES, SECTION SIX, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RE-C ORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 68, OF THE P UBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, F LORIDA. A /K/A 118 LEMON ROAD NW, LAKE PLACID, F L 33852 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus f rom the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court o n August 18, 2011. R OBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court B y: /s/ Annette E. Daff D eputy Cler k F lorida Default Law Group, P.L. P .O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F08109008 CENDANT-CONV--Team 4 **See Americans with Disabilities Act I n accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, p ersons with disabilities needing a special accomm odation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the not ice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 2 5018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 2 51-4766, not later than seven (7 t he proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1 -800-955-8771, or voice (V v ia Florida Relay Service. S eptember 30; October 7, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C IVIL ACTION C ASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001294 WELLS FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION,A S TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF MORGAN STANLEY A BS CAPITAL INC. TRUST 2005-WMC5 MORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, S ERIES 2005-WMC5, P laintiff, vs. GAIL K. CARLSON, et al, Defendant(s N OTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated on Sept ember 26, 2011 and entered in Case No. 2 8-2008-CA-001294 of the Circuit Court of the T ENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS C ounty, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, N ATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE ON BEH ALF OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF MORGAN S TANLEY ABS CAPITAL INC. TRUST 2005-WMC5 M ORTGAGE PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SER IES 2005-WMC5 is the Plaintiff and GAIL K. C ARLSON; CENTURY BANK, FSB; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEM ENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTH OUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 1 1:00 AM, on the 25th day of October, 2011, the f ollowing described property as set forth in said F inal Judgment: B EGINNING AT A PERMANENT REFERENCE M ARKER ON THE SECTION LINE BETWEEN SECT IONS 23 AND 24, TOWNSHIP 37 SOUTH, RANGE 29 LAST, 660 FEET NORTH 0 DEGREES 29 MINUTES WEST FROM THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID SECTION 24; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 4 1 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST AND PARALLEL T O THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID SECTION 23, 115.0 F EET TO P.R.M.; THENCE NORTH 0 DEGREES 04 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST 231.69 FEET TO P .R.M. AND THE BEGINNING OF A 6.0 DEGREES C URVE TO THE RIGHT; THENCE FOLLOWING SAID C URVE TO THE RIGHT THROUGH A CENTRAL ANG LE OF 24 DEGREES 20 MINUTES, 405.556 FEET T O PERMANENT REFERENCE MARKER, THENCE N ORTH 24 DEGREES 24 MINUTES 30 SECONDS E AST 56.83 FEET TO AN IRON PIPE ON THE SECTION LINE BETWEEN SAID SECTIONS 23 AND 24; THENCE CONTINUE NORTH 24 DEGREE 24 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST. 405.11 FEET TO P .R.M. AND THE BEGINNING OF A 4.0 DEGREES C URVE TO THE LEFT; THENCE FOLLOWING SAID C URVE TO THE LEFT THROUGH A CENTRAL ANG LE OF 19 DEGREES 37 MINUTES, 490.417 FEET T O A P.R.M.; THENCE NORTH 4 DEGREES 47 M INUTES 30 SECONDS EAST 75 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 85 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST 140 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE SHORE LINE OF LAKE PLACID AND THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE NORTH 85 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 30 SECONDS WEST 140 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO A POINT ON THE EAST B OUNDARY OF THE COUNTY ROAD, MORE PART ICULARLY DESCRIBED IN DEED TO HIGHLANDS C OUNTY, DATED AUGUST 4, 1953, AND REC ORDED IN DEED BOOK 136, AT PAGE 319, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; THENCE NORTH 4 DEGREES 47 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE EAST B OUNDARY OF SAID COUNTY ROAD 75 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 85 DEGREES 42 MINUTES 30 SECONDS EAST 131 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE SHORE LINE OF LAKE PLACID, THENCE MEANDERING IN A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE SHORE LINE OF LAKE PLACID TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, WHICH PROPERTY IS ALSO DESCRIBED AS LOT 23, BLOCK A, OF LAKE SHORE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, AT PAGE 27, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3679 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 27, 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 F08070239 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. October 7, 14, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C IVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001302 D EUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST C OMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT R ELATING TO IMPAC SECURED ASSETS C ORPORATION, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-3 P laintiff, v s. PETER MESSINA, et al, Defendant(s NOTICE OF RESCHEDULED FORECLOSURE SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Ord er Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated on September 20, 2011 and entered in Case No. 2 8-2008-CA-001302 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS C ounty, Florida wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NAT IONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE UNDER T HE POOLING AND SERVICING AGREEMENT REL ATING TO IMPAC SECURED ASSETS CORPORAT ION, MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFIC ATES, SERIES 2006-3, is the Plaintiff and PETER M ESSINA; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF PETER M ESSINA N/K/A BARBARA MESSINA; MORTGAGE E LECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORP ORATED, AS NOMINEE FOR GMAC MORTGAGE, L LC; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH C OMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00AM, on the 18th d ay of October, 2011, the following described p roperty as set forth in said Final Judgment: L OT 21, IN BLOCK 11, OF OAK BEACH COLO NY, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS R ECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, AT PAGE 20, OF T HE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, F LORIDA. A/K/A 2170 OAK BEACH BOULEVARD, SEBRING, FL 33875 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus f rom the sale, if any, other than the property o wner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 W ITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court o n September 21, 2011. R OBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F 08070231 COUNTRY-CONV B/C--Team 2 *See Americans with Disabilities Act I n accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, p ersons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, 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 v ia Florida Relay Service. September 30; October 7, 2011 1050Legals I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT O F FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY Case #: GCS 11-453 J udge: J. David Langford BROWN & BROWN INVESTMENTS, LLC P laintiff(s -vs.FIRST FLORIDA LENDING CORP. A dissolved Florida Corporation, et al D efendant(s A MENDED NOTICE OF ACTION PROPERTY T O: Michael A. Clein L ast Known Address 2075 W 76th St. H ialeah, FL 33016 James Price Last Known Address 1 400 S Waterview Dr. I nverness, FL 34450 Nancy D. Price L ast Known Address 1 879 E Monopoly Loop Inverness, FL 34453 First Florida Lending J ames Price R egistered Agent L ast Known Address 3 903 SE 21st Place C ape Coral, FL 33904 o r if any of the aforesaid persons is dead, then his or her unknown heirs, devisees, legatees or grantees; and any and all other persons or parties claiming by, though, under or against them; and all claimants, persons or parties, natural or corpor ate, or whose exact legal status, if known, claimi ng under any of the above named or interest in a nd to the lands hereinafter described. Y OU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an Action to Q uiet Title for the following described property, to w it: Lot 17, Block D, SILVER FOX RANCH, according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 10, Page 41, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Parcel ID Number C 22-35-28-020-00D0-0170 h as been filed against you and you are required to s erve a copy of your written defenses, if any to it, o n the Plaintiff(s d ress is: David F. Lanier, Esq., P.O. Box 400, A von Park, Florida 33826-0400, and file the original with the Clerk of the above styled Court on or before November 16, 2011, otherwise a judgment may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. WITNESS my hand and the seal of said Court on October 4, 2011. R OBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of said Circuit Court B y: /s/ Annette E. Daff D eputy Clerk O ctober 7, 14, 21, 28, 2011 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA P ROBATE DIVISION F ILE NO. PC 11-376 Division Probate I N RE: ESTATE OF GLENN ROBERT RICEa .k.a. GLENN R. RICE Deceased. N OTICE TO CREDITORS (Summary Administration TO ALL PERSONS HAVING CLAIMS OR DEMANDS A GAINST THE ABOVE ESTATE: You are hereby notified that an Order of Summary Administration has been entered in the est ate of GLENN ROBERT RICE a.k.a. GLENN R. R ICE, deceased, File Number PC 11-376, by the Circuit Court for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870; that t he decedent's date of death was February 9, 2 011; that the total value of the estate is $ 40,000.00 and that the names and addresses o f those to whom it has been assigned by such order are: Name Address H elen Rice 1720 W. Orangewood L ane A von Park, Florida 33825 A LL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE NOTIFIED THAT: A ll 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 o f Summary Administration must file their claims w ith this court WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET F ORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA P ROBATE CODE. A LL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS NOT SO FILED W ILL BE FOREVER BARRED. N OTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERIOD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2 OR MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. T he date of first publication of this Notice is S eptember 30, 2011. P erson Giving Notice: / s/ Helen Rice 1 720 W. Orangewood Lane A von Park, Florida 33825 /s/ Karen Liberty 70 Dornoch Way Coto de Caza, California 92679 / s/ Glenda Kurtz 6 935 Riverdale Drive H orace, North Dakota 58047 / s/ Cindy clegg KM 4.5 Coba Road Tulum, Quintana Roo Mexico 77780 /s/ Bob Rice 563 Las Palmas Drive Irvine, California 92602 Attorney for Person Giving Notice: /s/ David F. LanierE -Mail Address: lanier30@embarqmail.com F lorida Bar No. 045399 D AVID F. LANIER P.O. Box 400 Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400T elephone: (863 S eptember 30; October 7, 2011 1050Legals F ree ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. Must be a non-commercial item. Asking price is $100 or less. We offer 2 ads per month and can rerun the same ad 2 times in 30 days, only if its the same ad. The price is allowed to change. All ads placed under the Bargain Buys discount rate must have 1 item with 1 asking price. 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C M Y K Special to the News-SunThe Highlands Youth Football and Cheer Organization (HYF to Winter Haven to play the Auburndale Hounds on Saturday, Oct. 2. The Eagles were ready for battle after several exciting games last week and looking to bring in some more Ws this week. Going into the seventh game of the season, the HYF teams are nearing the end of the regular season. Each team is looking at the stats and the talk of playoffs is widespread throughout the Sunshine PALAssociation. Each game day and every W that is earned gets them one step closer to getting to the playoffs. The Highlands Eagles teams are working hard and fighting every step of the way with several potential teams in the playoffs to represent Highlands Youth Football. Starting off the day, the Flag team, ages 5and 6years old and lead by head coach Bob Ford, was the first team to take the field. The Eagles flag team came out with a purpose with Fred Hankerson leading them down the field to score two touchdowns for the day. The Hounds quickly answered with two touchdowns of their own, but the Eagles offense was successful again with Kaden DAmico scoring another touchdown. The defense came out strong, lead by John Deluca, Bryant Johnson, William King and Parker Ford, and the battle was on. The Hounds got on the board again and going into the final minutes, the game was tied 20-20. With the game winding down, the defenses on both sides stood strong and sent the game into overtime The Eagles made their way to the end zone, scoring a touchdown and making the two-point conversion to bring the score to 28-20. The Hounds took the field and made their way to the end zone to score a touchdown, but the Eagles defense stopped them from scoring the extra point thus winning SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, October 7, 2011 Page 3B Game Notes The Dragons piled up over 300 y ards rushing last week against the Griffins of Gateway Charter.T he Tornadoes,though winless, have held their own in close losses to Sarasota,17-12,and in last weeks defeat against a tough Clewiston squad. C oach Speak Lake Placids Jason Holden : They play a tough non-district schedule and are very athletic with a lot of speed. They guys have been real attentive this week and we got a lot of work done.The defense has been playing well and offensively we need to take care of the ball better. Last W eek Lake Placid: Missed some scoring o pportunities,but had little trouble topping Gateway Charter,24-0. B ooker: Dropped a close one with C lewiston by a 28-24 score. Recor ds L ake Placid 2-3; Booker 0-4 Lake Placid at BookerGame Notes T he Tigers are on a three-game win streak,topping Glades Day,Gateway Charter and Booker after falling to American Heritage and Kings Academy to open the season.Running back Tyler Johnson is questionable for the game with an a nkle injury. C oach Speak Avon Parks Andy Bonjokian : We were fortunate to get the bye week when we did to get ourselves healed u p.Clewiston has a lot of weapons the we need to neutralize and were as r eady as were going to be.Its our second district game and were coming around.It should be a great match-up and were excited. Last W eek Avon Park: Took advantage of itsbye w eek to rest up and get healthy. Clewiston: Held off the Booker Tornadoes 28-24. Recor ds A von Park 2-2; Clewiston 3-2 Avon Park vs. Clewiston All games have 7:30 p.m. kickoffs unless otherwise noted News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE F rom left, Kaley Walter, Sydnee Connelly and Stephanie Struck helped Sebring to a t hree-set sweep of Lakeland Kathleen Tuesday night. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Roni Gavagni and Brittany Collison share a high five during the Lady Dragons Tuesday sweep of visiting M ulberry. Courtesy photo Highlands Eagles varsity player Tremaine Hawthorne looks for an opening as teammate Allan Williams blocks the line during Saturdays game against the Auburndale Hounds. Highlands Eagles sweep the Auburndale Hounds See EAGLES, Page 4B By FRED GOODALL Associated PressST. PETERSBURG Joe Maddon congratulated the Texas Rangers form oving on in the playoffs, then gave his own Tampa Bay Rays a pat on the back. For a lot of different reasons it has been a fabul ous year, the manager s aid, reflecting on an improbable journey that saw the team with baseballs lowest payroll begin with six straight losses and finish with a remarkable September to clinch its third postseason berth in four years. At 0-6, Maddon opened a bottle of whiskey and toasted what he called the best 0-6 team in baseball history. Six months later, its difficult to argue with him. The Rays wound up winning 91 games, going 16-8 after Sept. 3 to make up nine games on Boston in the wild card standings and finally the big-spending Red Sox on the final night of the regular season. No team has ever overcome a bigger deficit in September to make the playoffs, and no other AL team has earned a spot after starting 0-6. I didnt realize I was such a prophet. ... I say a l ot of crazy things sometimes, but actually this one kind of came true, Maddon said. It is the best 0-6 team in the history of major league baseb all, and I am very proud o f our guys. The Rays did it despite vice president of baseball operations Andrew Friedman trimming payroll by more than $30 million during the offseason. Carl Crawford, Carlos P ena and most of the bullpen were lost to free agency. Shortstop Jason Bartlett and starting pitcher Matt Garza were traded. And, one of the teams b iggest additions Manny Ramirez retired the first week of the season rather than face a 100game suspension after testing positive a second time for a performanceenhancing substance. Hardly daunted, Maddon not only held the team together but instilled a belief they could get back to the playoffs, even after star Evan Longoria went on the disabled list in April and the Rays graduYoung pitchers key to Rays success See RAYS, Page 4B By DAN HOEHNE d aniel.hoehne@newssun.comOne night after needing four sets to top the Lady Red Devils of Avon Park, the Lady Blue Streaks of the volleyball court swept past another team of Red Devils, from Lakeland Kathleen. A nd while Mondays contest had little more than county rivalry as a consequence, Tuesdays was a key match-up with a new district rival. But it wasnt much of a contest as Sebring stormed out and rolled to a 25-8 win in the opening set and followed it up with 25-13 and 25-12 wins to make it a quick night. e played a lot better than we have been lately, head coach Vanessa Sinness said. It was definitely more of a team effort. Which has been a key sticking point of late as the seniorladen team has been scuffling. But it is an indication as to t he talent of the team that even amid the scattered performances and questions of confidence, only two losses mar their regular season schedule a four-set loss at Lake Placid on Sept. 19 and a sweep at home by districtleading Winter Haven. Thats the thing, yes were still getting wins, but too often are playing down to our opponents, Sinness said. We cant play like that if we want to have any chance to get past Winter Haven. There are just the four teams in our district and weve got to get on of the top two spots if we want to get to the playoffs. Now 9-2 overall, 2-1 in dist rict play, the Streaks looked to put more of a lock on that second spot with Thursdays home contest against Lake Gibson. The team then closes out the district portion of the schedule next week with trips to Winter Haven Tuesday and Lake Gibson Thursday, before heading to Orlando for the Dig Pink Tournament next weekend. Lady Streaks sweep Kathleen By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comLAKEPLACID Playing down to the level of an opponent is often a coaches worry, especially Lake Placid head coach Linette Wells, as she often cites it as a Lady Dragon tradition of recent years to do just that. And yet the Dragons must find a way to play up to an opponentslevel as well, what with six consecutive district championships under their belts. Tuesdays contest against a rebuilding Mulberry program, however, was just the sort of opponent that would have caused that aforementioned worry. But there was little cause for concern as Lake Placid took care of business and swept the Lady Panthers in dominant form. They had a slow start in the first set, but they quickly picked up their l evel and rhythm,Wells said. of the 25-11 win. The second set was a continuation of that heightened level and rhythm as a 25-6 win zipped right by, before the cleared-bench thrid set saw a 25-19 win that wast quite as close as the score might indicate. Due to some disciplinary actions, I didnt have all my starters in, Wells said. But the girls stepped up and played well. We are getting faster and more determined to get things where they should be. We are back to the way we were at the beginning of the season with our teamwork and communication. Now 8-2 overall and 4-1 in district play, the Lady Dragons were on the road Thursday, looking to atone for their lone district loss of the season at DeSoto. Dragons cruise past Panthers News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Alan Nielander attempts to set this ball up to the front line, but was called for a lift. in Lake Placids Tuesday win.


C M Y K Green Dragon 5KLAKEPLACIDThe inaugural Green Dragon 5K Walk/Run will take place Monday, Oct. 10 at 8 a.m. to help raise funds for the LPHS Cross-Country Teams. M ore information and entry forms are available at www.highlands.k12.fl.us/~lph Look under Current Happenings. Cost is $20 through Friday, Oct. 7.YMCA Youth BasketballSEBRING The Highlands County F amily YMCAis currently signing up for o ur Youth Basketball Program for ages ranging from 4-14. The program is having an all boys age group, 12-14 years, and an all girls age group, 12-14 years, this year. Any questions call 382-9622Panther Hitting CampsThe SFCC Baseball program will be hosting a hitting camp this fall for aspiring players aged 6-14. The camp will be held Saturdays Oct. 15 and 29. Each day, the camps will run from 8:30 -11 a.m. on Panther Field at the SFCC Avon Park campus. Under the guidance of Panther head coach Rick Hitt, along with assistant coach Andy Polk and members of the 2011 SFCC squad, campers will learn all aspects of hitting, with drills, instruction and hitting analysis. Registration begins at 8 a.m. each day and players should bring glove, cap, bat and any desired baseball attire. Camp cost is $25 per camper. To register, print Application and Consent and Release forms from www.southflorida.edu/baseball/camp and mail to address on application form. Register by phone, all area codes 863, at 784-7036 for Sebring and Avon Park residents, 465-5300 for Lake Placid, 4947500 for DeSoto County or 773-2252 for Hardee County. Walk-up registrations are accepted. For further information, call any of the above numbers or email coach Hitt at hittr@southflorida.edu .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, basketball and track coach. Dr. Fitzgerald was the voice of the Dragon football games for 36 years and made many other contributions to youth sports and the community. During the dinner we will also honor Mr. Al Ritacco who recently passed away. Mr. Ritacco is remembered as a coach, friend and father figure to many. LPAAmembers will cook and serve a prime 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 andc ontinues to support youth sports by working with the coaches and staff from the local public and private schools and sports organizations. T he Hall of Fame dinner is one of two annual fundraisers for LPAA.Corporate ChallengeS EBRING 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; 4x 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.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 SpringLake 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. DIVISION SERIES(Best-of-5; x-if necessary) AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit 2, New York 2 Friday: Detroit 1, New York 1, 1 innings, susp., rain Saturday: New York 9, Detroit 3, comp. of susp. game Sunday: Detroit 5, New York 3 Monday: Detroit 5, New York 4 Tuesday: New York 10, Detroit 1 Thursday: Detroit (Fister 11-13 York (Nova 16-4 Texas 3, Tampa Bay 1 Friday: Tampa Bay 9, Texas 0 Saturday: Texas 8, Tampa Bay 6 Monday: Texas 4, Tampa Bay 3 Tuesday: Texas 4, Tampa Bay 3 NATIONAL LEAGUE Philadelphia 1, St. Louis 1 Saturday: Philadelphia 11, St. Louis 6 Sunday: St. Louis 5, Philadelphia 4 Tuesday: Philadelphia 3, St. Louis 2 Wednesday: St. Louis 5, Philadelphia 3 Friday: St. Louis (Carpenter 11-9 Philadelphia (Halladay 19-6 Milwaukee 2, Arizona 2 Saturday: Milwaukee 4, Arizona 1 Sunday: Milwaukee 9, Arizona 4 Tuesday: Arizona 8, Milwaukee 1 Wednesday: Arizona 10, Milwaukee 6 Friday: Arizona (Kennedy 21-4 Milwaukee (Gallardo 17-10L EAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES(Best-of-7; x-if necessary) AMERICAN LEAGUE Saturday, Oct. 8: Texas at New York OR Detroit at Texas Sunday, Oct. 9: Texas at New York OR Detroit at Texas Tuesday, Oct. 11: New York at Texas OR Texas at Detroit Wednesday, Oct. 12: New York at Texas OR Texas at Detroit x-Thursday, Oct. 13: New York at Texas OR Texas at Detroit x-Saturday, Oct. 15: Texas at New York OR Detroit at Texas x-Sunday, Oct. 16: Texas at New York OR Detroit at Texas NATIONAL LEAGUE Sunday, Oct. 9: Arizona-Milwaukee winner at Philadelphia OR St. Louis at Arizona-Milwaukee winner Monday, Oct. 10: Arizona-Milwaukee winner at Philadelphia OR St. Louis Arizona-Milwaukee winner Wednesday, Oct. 12: Philadelphia at Arizona-Milwaukee winner OR ArizonaMilwaukee winner at St. Louis Thursday, Oct. 13: Philadelphia at Arizona-Milwaukee winner OR ArizonaMilwaukee winner at St. Louis x-Friday, Oct. 14: Philadelphia at Arizona-Milwaukee winner OR ArizonaMilwaukee winner at St. Louis x-Sunday, Oct. 16: Arizona-Milwaukee winner at Philadelphia OR St. Louis at Arizona-Milwaukee winner x-Monday, Oct. 17: Arizona-Milwaukee winner at Philadelphia OR St. Louis at Arizona-Milwaukee winnerWORLD SERIES(Best-of-7; x-if necessary) All games televised by Fox Wednesday, Oct. 19 at National League Thursday, Oct. 20 at National League Saturday, Oct. 22 at American League Sunday, Oct. 23 at American League x-Monday, Oct. 24 at American League x-Wednesday, Oct. 26 at National League x-Thursday, Oct. 27 at National LeagueAMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Buffalo310.75013396 New England310.75013598 N.Y. Jets220.50010095 Miami040.00069104 South WLTPctPFPA Houston310.75010770 Tennessee310.7508856 Jacksonville130.2503985 Indianapolis040.00063108 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore310.75011957 Cincinnati220.5008074 Cleveland220.5007493 Pittsburgh220.5006472 West WLTPctPFPA San Diego310.7509185 Oakland220.500111113 Denver130.25081111 Kansas City130.25049126NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Washington310.7508363 N.Y. Giants310.75010287 Dallas220.50099101 Philadelphia130.250101101 South WLTPctPFPA Tampa Bay310.7508477 New Orleans310.75012798 Atlanta220.50090105 Carolina130.25089102 North WLTPctPFPA Green Bay4001.00014897 Detroit4001.00013576 Chicago220.5009498 Minnesota040.0007796 West WLTPctPFPA San Francisco310.7509475 Seattle130.2505897 Arizona130.2508687 St. Louis040.00046113 ___ Sundays Games Arizona at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Oakland at Houston, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Philadelphia at Buffalo, 1 p.m. New Orleans at Carolina, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Seattle at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. San Diego at Denver, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Jets at New England, 4:15 p.m. Green Bay at Atlanta, 8:20 p.m. Open: Baltimore, Cleveland, Dallas, Miami, St. Louis, Washington Mondays Game Chicago at Detroit, 8:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA N.Y. Islanders000000 N.Y. Rangers000000 New Jersey000000 Philadelphia000000 Pittsburgh000000 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Boston000000 Buffalo000000 Montreal000000 Ottawa000000 Toronto000000 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Carolina000000 Florida000000 Tampa Bay000000 Washington000000 Winnipeg000000WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Chicago000000 Columbus000000 Detroit000000 Nashville000000 St. Louis000000 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Calgary000000 Colorado000000 Edmonton000000 Minnesota000000 Vancouver000000 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Anaheim000000 Dallas000000 Los Angeles000000 Phoenix000000 San Jose000000 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursdays Games Philadelphia at Boston, late Montreal at Toronto, late Pittsburgh at Vancouver, late Fridays Games Anaheim vs. Buffalo at Helsinki, Finland, 1 p.m. N.Y. Rangers vs. Los Angeles at Stockholm, Sweden, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Carolina, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Detroit, 7 p.m. Nashville at Columbus, 7 p.m. Chicago at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Saturdays Games N.Y. Rangers vs. Anaheim at Stockholm, Sweden, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Boston, 7 p.m. Ottawa at Toronto, 7 p.m. Philadelphia at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Carolina at Washington, 7 p.m. Florida at N.Y. Islanders, 8 p.m. Nashville at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Columbus at Minnesota, 8 p.m. Dallas at Chicago, 8:30 p.m. Detroit at Colorado, 9 p.m. Pittsburgh at Calgary, 10 p.m. Phoenix at San Jose, 10:30 p.m. Buffalo at Los Angeles, 11 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA Sporting KC11912454740 Philadelphia10714444134 Columbus12128443841 New York9716434942 Houston10913434040 D.C.91011384646 Chicago7816374040 Toronto FC61313313356 New England51412273551WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA x-Los Angeles18410644625 x-Seattle1669575133 x-Real Salt Lake15106514332 FC Dallas13117463634 Colorado11912454240 Portland11137403844 Chivas USA81212364039 San Jose61114323340 Vancouver41610222950 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. xclinched playoff berth ___ Tuesdays Game New York 2, Los Angeles 0 Thursdays Game Real Salt Lake at Vancouver, late Saturdays Games San Jose at New England, 7:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Seattle FC, 10 p.m.CONFERENCE SEMIFINALSEASTERN CONFERENCE Indiana 2, New York 1 Atlanta 2, Connecticut 0 WESTERN CONFERENCE Minnesota 2, San Antonio 1 Phoenix 2, Seattle 1CONFERENCE FINALSEASTERN CONFERENCE Atlanta 2, Indiana 1 Indiana 82, Atlanta 74 Atlanta 94, Indiana 77 Atlanta 83, Indiana 67 WESTERN CONFERENCE Minnesota 2, Phoenix 0 Minnesota 95, Phoenix 67 Minnesota 103, Phoenix 86CHAMPIONSHIPMinnesota 2, Atlanta 0 Sunday: Minnesota 88, Atlanta 74 Wednesday: Minnesota 101, Atlanta 95 Friday: Minnesota at Atlanta, 8 p.m. x-Sunday, Oct. 9: Minnesota at Atlanta,4 p.m. x-Wednesday, Oct. 12: Atlanta at Minnesota, 8 p.m. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TODAY: Football at Booker,7:30 p.m.; Swimming at Orlando,11 a.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball vs.Avon Park,6/7:30 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Football vs.Mulberry,7 p.m.; Volleyball at Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring TODAY: Cross Country at Disney Classic,4:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball at Winter Haven,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Golf at Archbishop McCarthy Invite,9 a.m.; Girls Golf vs.Avon Park,George Jenkins,Sun N Lake 4 p.m.; Swimming at Winter Haven,5:30 p.m. THURSDAY: JV Football at Ft.Meade,7 p.m.; Volleyball at Lake Gibson,6/7:30 p.m.; B owling at Port St.Lucie,3:30 p.m. SFCC T ODAY: Volleyball at State College of Florida Tournament,TBA SATURDAY: Volleyball at State College of Florida Tournament,TBA TUESDAY: Volleyball at Polk State College,7 p.m. THURSDAY: Volleyball vs.Florida College,7 p.m. Avon Park TODAY: Football vs.Clewiston,7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Volleyball at Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Golf vs.Sonrise Christian, P inecrest,4 p.m.; Girls Golf at Sebring,4 p.m.; Cross Country vs.DeSoto,4 p.m. THURSDAY: Volleyball vs.Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Golf vs.McKeel,4 p.m. 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 F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 5 5 p p . m m . 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C M Y K B y MARK LONG Associated PressJACKSONVILLE Brad Meester hopes to be at m idfield for Sundays coin toss. T he Jacksonville Jaguars c enter wants a close-up view of whats sure to be a memorable moment. Meesters buddy, 6-yearold Luke Akerstrom, will walk maybe even run to the middle of the field and serve as an honorary captain against the Cincinnati Bengals. No matter how he gets there, it will be the latest step in a journey that has been far from ordinary. Luke suffered a 35minute seizure on Dec. 31, 2010, and was diagnosed with a rare form of encephalitis. He lost important cells that control motor function and didnt move his legs for six months. He spent four months in the hospital, where Meester, his wife and their four daughters became some of Lukes regular visitors. General manager Gene Smith, head athletic trainer Mike Ryan, communications manager Ryan Robinson, two cheerleaders and the team mascot also stopped by. So did Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow and former President George W. Bush. With constant therapy and around-the-clock care, Luke slowly got better. His communication skills improved dramatically and he managed to take several steps by himself when he visited the teams training camp in August. He got a rousing ovation, then walked off the field with Maurice Jones-Drew as the star running back held back tears. Luke is nearly running now, which is more th a n doctors expected but exactly what Luke envisioned when he told his mother he n eeded to be able to walk again because Jaguars d ont roll, they run. M eester expects teammates to be stunned by Lukes progress. s going to be huge for him to be out there, Meester said. I know hes very excited. Hes always excited to come to the game, but to get a chance to be out there for the coin toss, its going to be huge. It really hasnt been that long ago and hes come a long way. I think theyll be amazed. Luke gave his family and friends a big scare a couple of weeks ago when he fell at school. Luke didnt talk for 36 hours, prompting fear that he had a significant setback. Numerous tests were done, but no cause could be found. Luke eventually started talking and walking again, then returned to school. He even attended last weeks game against New Orleans. This one will be considerably different, though. Meester bought 11 tickets for Lukes family to attend the game and see their boy take center stage for a brief moment. His paternal grandmother is coming from Sweden, and his maternal grandparents are traveling from Louisiana along with his uncle. Meester doesnt know exactly what to expect, but he knows it will be special. Just seeing him out there like that, it just shows how unbelievable hes doing, Meester said. Its amazing how far hes come. On the Web: www.prayforluke.com w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, October 7, 2011Page 3B HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 6 2 2 2 2 Special to the News-SunSEBRING The Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its Annual Night Moves5K Run/Walk. The race will take place at 6 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14, in downtown Sebring on the Circle. Registration will take place starting at 5 p.m. and conclude at 5:50 p.m. on the day of the race. You do not have to be a member to participate. The early entry fee is $20, which includes a commemorative t-shirt if you register by Friday, Oct. 7. Entries will be accepted up to the day of the race, and on the day of the race, for $25, however a t-shirt is not guaranteed. Checks should be made payable to the Greater Sebring Chamber of Commerce and mailed to 227 US Hwy 27 North, Sebring, FL33870. The race will feature awards for Overall Male and Overall Female finishers, as well as Master Male and Master Female finishers. Medals will also be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each age group. The top winners will also receive a ticket to this years 60th anniversary of the 12 Hours of Sebring. The overall winners will also be entered into a special drawing for a chance to win an entry into the Dirty Dozens fun mud run on Saturday, Oct. 29. This years run will be held in conjunction with the Destination Downtown Sebrings Halloween Bash. Their Halloween festivities will include an All Things PumpkinBake-Off complete with local celebrity judges, a costume contest for all ages including a special category especially for the 5K participants a pumpkin patch, ghost stories, games for the kids and meal specials. Come run with the Chamber, and then stick around for all the fun the Destination Downtown has to offer in honor of Halloween. This will be the first year in the history of the Chambers Annual Night Moves5K where participants will have the opportunity to sport their best Halloween costume as part of the event. Get ready to impress the downtown with your best outfit, and be entered into your chance to win the title in the 5K costume category! For questions, please contact Kristie Sottile-Ogg at the Chamber at 385-8448 or kristie@sebring.org Sebring Chamber Night Moves 5K Run/Walk Golf HammockLast Monday the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am points at Golf Hammock Country Club. Dave Mulligan scored a plus-2 for first place in A group and second place was a tie at minus 3 between Billy Parr and Doug Haire. Joe Hyzny took first place in B group at even while Tony Frances and Sal Sboto tied at minus-1. In C group Billy Ringo made plus-3, g ood for first place and Larry Spry in second place with minus 1. Ralph Scharrf was even in D group while Lee Stark was minus 1 for second place and Frank Branca took third place at minus 2. Next Monday the Mezza Group will p lay at Golf Hammock beginning at 7:45 a.m. P lease arrive early to register. F or more information, call Pete Mezza at 382-1280.Lake June WestA Mixed Scramble was played on Thursday, Sept. 29. Tying for first/second places were the teams of Joyce and Joe Swartz, John and Gloria Huggett; Ken Rowen, John and Sue R uffo, and Margaret Schultz with 54 each. Third place, Ott and Maxine Wegner, Don Boulton and Charlotte Mathew with 57. Closest to the pin: (Ladies Ruffo, 13-feet. (Men No. 4, Ken Rowen, 12feet-7-inches. The Mens Association played a Mens League event on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Winning first place was the team of Dave Colvin, Ken Raub, M ario Cappelletti and Norm Grubbs with 44; second place, Dick Reaney, Don Boulton, Fred Neer and John Ruffo with 47; and third place, Ott Wegner, J ack Maginnis and Joe Swartz with 49. C losest to the pin: No. 4, Norm Grubbs, 10-feet-2-inches; and No. 8, Jack Maginnis, 5-feet-7-inches.PinecrestThe Mens Association played Team and IndividualP ro-Am Points on Wednesday, Oct. 5. Fred Latshaw, Art Demers and Bruce Summerfield came in w ith a +2 to win the team side of the event, while Latshaw totaled +4 to top A Division, Larry Holzwarth scored +1 to win B Division a nd Wayne Courson had +5 points to take C Division honors.Placid LakesAn Individual Quota Points tournament was played on Wednesday, Oct. 5. T aking first, with +15, was Ken Burnette followed by Bill Lockwoods +11 for second. Bob McMillian scored +8 for third and John Goble was fourth with +7. Goble was also closest to the pin, getting to 11-feet, 10-inches from No. 6.SpringLakeOn Wednesday, Oct. 5, the SpringLake Womens Golf Association p layed a Low Net Flighted Tournament on the Panther Run 10 and Cougar Trail 1 courses. Linda Pfleger won a tie breaker over Gail Whiting for first place in Flight A w ith net 69. First place in Flight B was also won w ith net 69 by Sharon Warner and Julia Starr came in second with 73. HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 6 2 2 2 2 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Eryn Mahoney and the Lady Panthers have the game to match-up with the Manatees of the State College of Florida, but the team took a step back Tuesday in a three-set sweep. After dropping the opener 25-18, SFCC showed what its capable of, taking a lead and having game point on a couple of occasions before falling 27-25. But the intensity roller coaster that the team struggles with was back on the downside as the Manatees built up a big early lead in the third set on the way to a 25-16 win. Stephanie De Hoyos and Shelby Flint lead the team with nine kills each, with Malea Kalina and Mahoney both adding seven. NEWS-SUN 385-6155 A Tuesday tumble for Lady Panthers Jaguars Meester anticipates emotional coin toss


C M Y K By JOHN ZENOR Associated PressBIRMINGHAM, Ala. SEC athletic directors and Commissioner Mike Slive met Wednesday to discuss the logistics of Texas A&Ms entry as the 13th member even though No. 14 might soon be on its way. The meeting comes a day after University of Missouri curators voted unanimously to consider leaving the Big 12 likely to join the Southeastern Conference instead of committing to the league for the long term. However, SEC spokesman Charles Bloom said the AD meeting at league headquarters was scheduled several weeks ago and was to integrate Texas A&M into the Southeastern Conference and plan for a 13-team schedule for all sports in 2012-13. SEC school administrators have indicated that adding a 14th school is likely, perhaps imminent. And though the vote by Missouri curators makes the Tigers a leading contender, Mississippi State athletic director Scott Stricklin said the conference is in a waitand-see mode on further expansion. He said there were no discussions about a 14th team on Wednesday. The commissioner has done such a great job of positioning us and we continue just to kind of look for his guidance and for him to lead us in whatever direction we decide on, Stricklin said. When he says, Hey, heres an idea,were going to listen to him. Until then, I think we are all very comfortable with where we are at 13 for the time being. Mississippi AD Pete Boone said a 14-team schedule would be preferable, but he and his peers focused on a 13-team schedule because thats how many schools they have right now. Certainly, weve discussed that conceptually, it would be nice to have a 14team league and to have a 14team league sooner rather than later, Boone said. ButI dont believe anything is imminent at this time. Other athletic department staffers and the transition team formed after Texas A&Ms admission into the league also participated in the four-hour meeting in a conference room in the downtown Birmingham offices. It was just about the schedule going forward and how we integrate what weve got, Stricklin said. Were still excited about Texas A&M and what they bring to the table. As the commissioner has said, we anticipate being a 13-team league next year and we want to make sure we have a plan in place thats fair and equitable. Stricklin said the transition team presented ideas and got feedback, but there wasnt a vote or decision on scheduling or division setups. Any time you start talking about schedules, you want to make sure theres fairness involved and that rivalries where we can are protected, he said. Weve got such a great league, every matchup is a good matchup. It really doesnt matter who you play. Mainly just make sure we keep the ideas of as much balance as you can. I think weve done that traditionally as a league, and I didnt hear anything today that made me think we werent going to go in that direction. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, October 7, 2011w ww.newssun.com 64 WEST COLLISION; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv incentive; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 6 1 1 5 5 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; comm p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 6 1 1 7 7 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; comm p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 6 1 1 7 7 64 WEST COLLISION; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv incentive; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 6 1 1 5 5 the game 28-26. What an exciting game ending for this flag team, bringing their record to 3-3 for the season. Next to take the field was the Mighty Mite team, ages 7, 8 and 9 lead by head coach Willis McGuire. The Eagles offense came out strong and quickly took control of the game, scoring several touchdowns during while the Eagles defense worked diligently to shut d own the Hounds efforts. The Eagles took the win in a shutout with a final score of 33-0, bringing their record to 2-4. The Pee Wee team, ages 10 and 11 and lead by head coach Tim Hooks, were eager and ready to take the field after last weeks win. The day started off with quarterback Anthony Rosado getting the ball to Thurlow Wilkins, Kasey Hawthorne and Marquis Hawthorne to score touchdowns to take an early lead, 23-0. In the second half, the offense continued to move the ball down the field with TJ Cadillac Williams scoring another touchdown for the Eagles. The defense, lead by Austin Oppold who mades everal key tackles of the day, rallied together with teammates Devin Brubaker and Shawn Nolan to shut d own the Hounds offense. In the fourth quarter, the E agles offense drove down t he field with Thurlow Wilkins and Kasey Hawthore finding the end zone scoring two more touchdowns to wrap up the day with a final score of 46-0, bringing the Pee Wee team a 4-2 record. Following the Pee Wee game, the Junior Varsity, ages 12 and 13 and managed by head coach Cliff Howell, took the field with the Hounds. The game got off to a great start with quarterback DJ Taylor driving down the field in the first quarter. Taylor took his team the distance of the field and scored the first touchdown, with the extra point scored by fullback Cole Howell to give the Eagles an early lead 7-0. The Eagles defense lead by Akem JnPierre then came out and shut the Hounds down. Key offensive runs were m ade for the Eagles by quarterback Sammy Smith, fullb ack Akem JnPierre and runn ing back Rafael Smith, but costly penalties caused Smith two and JnPierre one touchdown to be called back, taking the Eagles into halftime ahead 7-0. The Eagles took the field in the second half and drove with key yardage made by CJ Harris and Timothy Jordon. Smith got around the end and into the end zone for another Eagles touchdown with Akem JnPierre earning the extra point to make the score 14-0. In the next Hounds offensive drive, they were able to break though a couple of the Eagles tackles to get to the end zone to make the score 14-6. Going into the fourth quarter, the Eagles defense stood strong with key tackles made by Jalen Williams, Davonya Cricket Hunter, Timothy J ordan and Rafael Smith to keep the Hounds in check. T he Eagles offense then d rove down the field, gaining yardage when fullback Akem JnPierre shook a couple of tackles to make his way to the end zone, bringing the score to 20-6. In the last play of the game, the Hounds completed a pass to the wide receiver to make a touchdown ending the game with a final score of 2012, bringing their record to 42. The last game of the day was the Varsity team, ages 13, 14 and 15 and lead by head coach John Bishop. The squad came out with another strong performance, though the Hounds drove down the field to score taking an early 7-0 lead. The Eagles offense took the field, lead by the offensive lineman EJ JnPierre, Anibal Kulian, Geraldo Sanchez, Leroy Conner and Kevin Munoz. This strong quintet did some outstanding blocking and provided running lanesw hich allowed Tremaine Hawthorne to score twice early in the game. The Eagles defense, lead by Anthony Oppold, Lamonte Lockhart, Allen W illiams and Brandon Stewart, came out focused and determined, quickly taking control of the field and thwarting any offensive efforts the Hounds. The offensive line continued to dominate, plowing the way for Lane Hammond tor un in for a score. Cole Kilgo then found plenty of time in the pocket and connected with Malik Taylor for a 10 yard touchd own pass. Kilgo also had some very i mpressive runs, earning key yardage for the Eagles. Taylor would also return a punt 70 yards for a touchdown, giving him two touchdowns for the day. The Hounds offense struggled and their early score would end up being the only one as the Eagles would take home the 33-7 win, bringing their record to 3-3 for the season. I n the last couple of minu tes of the Varsity game, the attention of the Eagles fans was drawn to the sky as a bald eagle soared over and circled the field. T he Eagles fans cheered as it was a fitting end to a successful day for the teams as they took their first sweep of the season. HYF would like to spotlight the Eagle Cheerleadersa nd say Thank You. The Cheerleaders never failed the players; they kept cheering and boosting team spirit on the sidelines. The Highlands Eagles will b e hosting the next game at home on Saturday, Oct. 8, at Avon Park High School against the Lakeland Hurricanes. Games will begin at 9 a.m. with admission being $4 for adults and $3 for children. Come on out to support the Highlands Youth Football and Cheer program. Continued from 1B Eagles earn first sweep of season Courtesy photo Highlands Eagles varsity player Malik Taylor makes a run during Saturdays game against the Auburndale Hounds. ally slipped farther and farther behind the Yankees and Red Sox in playoff contention. e knew that was going t o happen when the offseason started to arrive. Andrew and I spoke a lot about it, and you just start making your plans for the future, Maddon said. Ayoung, talented starting rotation of James Shields, David Price, Jeremy Hellickson Wade Davis and Jeff Niemann made Maddons job a little easier. Relievers Kyle F arnsworth and Joel Peralta were signed as free agents, and designated hitter Johnny Damon was brought in to provide much-needed leadership on and off the field. The starting pitching has made all of this work. And thats the one thing in the offseason, when I talked about the demise of the Rays being greatly exaggerated, was the fact I knew w e had this great young starting group of pitchers, Maddon said. If you dont have that core group of starters, theres no way you could compete or do what we did this year. It is imposssible. Shields rebounded from a subpar year to win a careerbest 16 games and becomea n All-Star. David Price was selected as an All-Star for the secod time, although he went winless in September to finish with 12 wins down from 19 in 2010. Hellickson won 13 g ames and is one of the leading candidates for AL rookie of the year. And theres more good pitching on the way. Matt Moore made his second big league start in Game 1 of the playoffs against Texas and shut down the defending AL champions on two hits over seven innings of a 9-0 vi ctory. Including that postseason win, rookies were the winning pitchers in 10 of Tampa Bays 18 victories after Sept. 3. The fact that we did have that group, they made the bullpen better, Maddon said. We didnt have to score as many runs to win games because they were so good. Every night you take the field ... we know we have a pretty good chance o f winning because of our starters. With attendance lagging, the current $41 million payroll is not likely to rise much in 2012. As much as Friedman would like to bolster an offense that struggled to score runs, the Rays are not in a position to mortgage the future by trading top prospects or spending big bucks in free agency to land a bat or two for the middle of the lineup. Nevertheless, there will be change. Friedman has been a master at bringing in lowpriced free agents that have helped the team remain a playoff contender. Damon was the teams highest paid player at $5m illion this season. First baseman Casey Kotchman signed a minor league contract last winter a nd wound up batting a career-best .306 in 146 g ames. The tough thing is, you look around the room, you know some guys may not be back next year. Trades happen. Free-agency happens. This was definitely a special bunch, Damon said after Tuesdays 4-3 loss in Game 4 of ALDS ended the season. Unfortunately, history only remembers the champions, Damon added. I do think the month of September really won us a lot of hearts with the fans. It was fun. Continued from 1B Rays wrap-up B y TIM REYNOLDS Associated PressCORALGABLES Just about every preseason prediction of how the Atlantic Coast Conference would shake out this fall suggested the same thing, that Virginia Tech and Florida State would win their respective six-team divisions with ease. Both are currently in fourth place. Translation: Maybe a slew of teams really are legitimate candidates to win the ACC. The true picture of where things stand in the conference should start coming into much clearer focus this weekend, when the ACC slate is highlighted by Florida State visiting upstart Wake Forest in an Atlantic Division matchup and Miami heading to Virginia Tech for what seems much like an elimination game in the Coastal Division. More than half of the 12 ACC clubs still control their own destinies in the league race, though that wont remain the case much longer. Now were in the tournament, Miami coach Al Golden said. Its ACC tournament time. Of course, technically that isnt the case, but Goldens point is tough to argue with. ACC likely to see standings separation SEC Athletic directors meet, discuss 2012 schedule


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, October 7, 2011Page 5B The Community Calendar provides a brief listing of local clubs and organizations who meet on a regular basis. It is t he 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 e ditor@newssun.com; or mail t hem to News-Sun Community Calendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870.FRIDAY Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and F riday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. Call 314-0891. American Legion Post 25 hosts a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27,L ake Placid. Cost is $6. Shrimp also is available for same price. Open to the public. Tickets in the lounge on Friday night. Lounge hours are f rom 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 has karaoke from 7 p.m. until final call at the post, 528 N. P ine St., Sebring. Post open at noon. Happy Hour from 4-6 p.m. Members and guests o nly. Call 471-1448. AvonPark Breakfast R otary Club meets 7 a.m., Rotary Club building. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf A ve., Sebring. Call 385-8118. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club offers a class in Lake Placid at the Sunshine RV Resort from 9-11 a.m. Friday. Call Sam Dunn at 3 82-6792 or e-mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net. Highlands Social Dance C lub hosts ballroom dancing e very Friday, October through March from 7-9:30 p.m. at theS enior Center on Sebring P arkway. Dance the night away to the music of the areas Big Bands. All club dances are open to the public. Appropriate dress required.A dmission is $5 for members and $7 for non-members. Call 385-6671. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 has lounge hours beginning at 1 p.m. There is a fish f ry from 5-7 p.m. Cost is $8.50 per person. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose serves wings, fish and burgers at 6p .m. Music provided from 7-11 p.m. Pool tournament is at 8 p.m. Open to members andq ualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose H ighlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Karaoke from 7-10 p.m. Lodge phone number 4520579. MOMs Club meets at 10:30 a.m. first Friday at the First United Methodist Church on Pine Street in Sebring. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Fridays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves chicken or fish baskets from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring, for a $4 donation. Blind darts is played at 7 p.m. Call 6554007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 serving buffet dinner at 5-7 p.m. Elks and guests invited. Dance music in ballroom at 6:30 p.m. Dinner and dance is $10 donation.Smoke-free environment. For reservations, call 385-8647 or 471-3557. Lounge is open from 1-10 p.m. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave. Call 3852966 or leave a name, number and message. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, 1224 County Road 6 21 E., Lake Placid. Texas Hold em lessons, 2 p.m. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves pizza from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6 -9 p.m. at the post, 2011 S.E. Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 385-8902. S ATURDAY American Legion Post 25 serves sirloin burgers from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the post, 1490 U.S. 27, Lake Placid. Jam session is from 2-4 p.m. The lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Members and guests invited. Call 4657940. American Legion Post 69 in AvonPark serves dinner at 5 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. C all 471-1448. Avon Park Public Library has a free Adult Film Series at n oon. Call 452-3803. Cancer Support Group meets from 10-11:30 a.m. at C hrist Fellowship Church, 2 935 New Life Way, Sebring, hosted by Sue and Kristi Olsen. Call 446-1284 or 3852974.Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. provides f ree assisted riding sessions for adults and children with s pecial needs from 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 118 W. College D rive, AvonPark. For details or to volunteer, call Mary McClelland, coordinator, 4520006. Highlands Shrine Club, 2 606 State Road 17 South, A von Park (between Avon Park and Sebring) has a flea m arket from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., country store open from 8 a.m. to noon and pancake breakfast served from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30a .m. Vendors are welcome. No setup fee is charged for the summer months. Plenty of offr oad parking. Amonthly social is planned at 6:30 p.m. on the second Saturday at the club. T here will be dinner and music provided for dancing. R eservations are required by c alling 382-2208. Lake Placid Art League h as a class in Pastels/Acrylics t aught by Llewellyn Rinald from from 9 a.m. to noon at t he Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 opens the lounge at 1 p.m. Card games are played at 1 p.m., and Bar Bingo is at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Narcotics Anonymous New Day Group meets at 7 p .m. at First Presbyterian C hurch, 319 Poinsettia Ave, Sebring. For information call Heartland area helpline (863 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Overeaters Anonymous meets at 10:30 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Oak Street, Lake Placid. For more details, call 382-1821. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves dinner from 5-7 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Music is from 7-10 p.m. Call 655-4007. Sebring Hills Association has a pancake breakfast from 8-10 a.m. the second Saturday of each month at the clubhouse, 200 Lark Ave. All the pancakes, sausage, OJ, coffee or tea you can eat or drink for $3 for members and $3.50 for non-members. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3800 serves breakfast from 8-11 a.m. and horse racing at 5:30 p.m. every second and fourth Saturday at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 serves a meal for $6 from 5:30-7 p.m. and music is from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 385-8902. SUNDAY American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 1-9 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 lounge is open from 1-7 p.m. Card games start at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 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. Overeaters Anonymous, meets from 4-5 p.m. in second floor conference roomNo. 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. Call 3827731. No dues, fees or weighins. For details on the organization, go to www.oa.org Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the c lub, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2 259 offers NASCAR racing in the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open and kitchen open from 25 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-3920. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 3880 serves hamburgers from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 4300 Karaoke is from 5-8 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call3 85-8902. M ONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN WITH ME family group meets at 10:30 a.m. every Monday at t he Heartland Christian Church on Alt. 27 in Sebring. The c hurch is behind Southgate S hopping Center where Publix is. F or more information call 3855 714. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal Church, Lakeshore Drive, S ebring. For more details, call 385-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion a t 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 S un N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. Call 314-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous m eeting, 6:30 p.m. at Rosewood Center, 517 U.S. 27 South, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 202-0647.. American Legion Post 74 Sons of Legion meet at 6 p.m. Executive board meets at7 p.m. on second Monday at the post, 528 N. Pine St., S ebring. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Post open noon-8 p.m. C all 471-1448. AmVets Post 21 meets 6 p.m. second Monday, at the p ost, 2029 U.S. 27 South, Sebring. All members welcome. AmVets Post 21 plays darts at 7:30 p.m. for members and guests. Call 385-0234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. 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. Call 385-8118. Diabetes Insulin Pump Support Group meets the second Monday from 3-4:30 p.m. in the Florida Hospital Heartland Division Diabetes Center, 4023 Sun N Lake. Call 402-0177 for more information. Diabetes Support Group meets the second and fourth Monday from 1-2:30 p.m. in Florida Hospital Conference Room 3 in Sebring. Call 4020177 for guest speaker list. Fairmount Mobile Estates Lunch Bunch meets at noon second Monday at Homers Smorgasbord in Sebring. Call 382-0481. Florida Association Home and Community Education meets from 9-11 a.m. weekly o n Mondays at The AgriCenter. The group of sewers a nd crafters make items for residents of adult congregate l iving facilities. Call Penny Bucher at 385-0949. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clogging class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at R eflections on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club meets the second and fourth Monday a t the Sebring Country Estates Civic Association clubhouse, 3240 Grand Prix Drive (down the street from Wal-Mart). D ancing will be held every month until April 2008. Classes are being started now in the Sebring and Lake Placid area. Call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or visit the Web site at www.samd un.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 f ree equine assisted riding prog ram for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.H eartland Pops rehearses a t 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon P ark High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones.M usicians of all ages are welcome. For information, call 314-8877. Heartland Riders Association meets at 6 p.m. second Monday at the Sebring Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center in Village Plaza (across from Sebring Gate Station). Call 402-1165. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Bill Varner at 386-0855. Highlands County Homeowners Association meets the second Monday of e ach month at 9 a.m. at the Sebring Country Estates Clubhouse at 3240 Grand Prix Drive in Sebring. Highlands County Parkinsons Support Group meets at 10 a.m. second Monday at First Baptist Church in Downtown Sebring. Call 453-6589. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County AgriC ivic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. Call 402-6540. Highlands Sertoma Club meets at noon, Takis Family R estaurant, Sebring. Highlands County Senior S quadron, Civil Air Patrol the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary meets t he second and fourth Monday nights at the Sebring Airport T erminal Building. All are welcome. For further information, call 471-1433 between 4 and 7 p.m. Insulin Pump Support Group meets from 3-4:30 p.m. t he second Monday of every month in conference Room 3 o f Florida Hospital. This group is open to all insulin pump w earers, their families and anyone who is interested in knowing more about insulin pumps. Pre-registration is not required. For information, call 4 02-0177. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and P ainting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 1 2:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhartw ill teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Art League will have Open Studiofrom 1-4 p.m. Bring your projects in whatever medium, to work in a f riendly 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. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Library has s torytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays c ards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me A lanon Group meets from 1 0:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christian C hurch, 2705 Alt. 27 South, S ebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m. M usic outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. B utler Ave. in Avon Park, nea r the First Congregational C hurch. For information call Heartland area helpline (863 ) 6 83-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. 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. Call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Highlands C ounty meets at 6:15 p.m. a t Beef O Bradys, Sebring. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Mondays. For details or info on lessons, call 3 85-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p .m. Smoke-free environment. F or more details, call 4713 557. Sebring Historical Society o pen 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. For information, call 471-2522. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 plays Texas Hold em at 7 p.m. the second and fourth M onday at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. Call 655-3920. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL632, Sebring meets at 2 p.m. for weigh-in at the fellows hip hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. Call 659-1019. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1 224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Womans Club of Sebring meets at noon on the second Monday for lunch, from October throughMay, at the clubhouse, 4260 Lakeview D rive, Sebring. Call 385-7268 COMMUNITYCALENDAR HeresSomeGOOD NEWS!subscribeto forjustpenniesaday...To subscribe please call 863-385-6155 Your complete source for all your local news & entertainment


C M Y K New meeting place, time for Heartland Amputee GroupSEBRING The Heartland Amputee Grouph as reached out to people who live with amputations with its lecture series and support group meetings for many seasons. It is importantt o know that people who are experiencing this loss are not a lone. The groups main purpose is to give support,e ncouragement and exchange information and news regarding living with an amputation. This information can be very helpful ande ducational. Anyone who is interested in sharing information that may help others is welcome to attend. The first meeting of the s eason will be Thursday, Oct. 13 at the Sebring Chamber of Commerce, Village Fountain Plaza, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Chuck Rathmanner, C.P.O. from Hanger Prosthetics & Orthotics in Sebring, will be on hand to answer any questions. The group meets in an informal manner to bring news to both the experienced and the new amputee, their family and friends and interested health care professionals. For any other information about the group, or if you would like to be on the mailing list for notification of the meetings and guest speakers, please call385-1196, email: halloinc@embarqmail.com or write to HALLO, P.O. Box 7082, Sebring, FL 33872.Free diabetes management classes offeredSEBRING The Highlands County Health Department (HCHD offering Diabetes SelfManagement Education (DSME Wellness and Diabetes Education Program. This program serves Highlands County residents of all ages, especially those with diabetes or at risk for developing diabetes. These classes are free of c harge and provided by a Certified Diabetes Educator. Classes in English are scheduled in Sebring on Oct.10-12 from 5:30-8:30p .m. and on Oct. 17-19 from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the H ighlands County Health Department (7205 S. GeorgeB lvd., conference room A). Enrollment is limited and registration is required. To register and for more information, contact theH CHD Wellness and Diabetes Education Program, at 863-382-7228 or 863-3827294. March of Dimes seeking proposals for 2012 grant fundingMAITLAND The March of Dimes Florida Chapter is seeking applications for grants in Florida that will address unmet maternal and child health needs. These grants are one way the March of Dimes pursues its mission of preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. Our current grant priorities are to help women become as healthy as possible before making the decision to have a baby, said Julie Samples, March of Dimes Florida Chapter Program Services Committee chair. The key focus for the March of Dimes is improving the health and well-being of women both before and after they have a baby Information on the grant process, including the request for proposal and grant guidelines, can be found on our website at marchofdimes.com/florida. The closing date for applications is Oct. 15, for a funding cycle that will begin in early 2012. For additional questions about the grant process, please contact Lori Reeves, State Program Director, at lreeves@marchofdimes.com. The March of Dimes is the leading nonprofit organization for pregnancy and baby health. With chapters nationwide and its premier event, March for Babies, the March of Dimes works to improvet he health of babies by preventing birth defects, premat ure birth and infant mortalit y. For the latest resources a nd information, visit marchofdimes.com/florida or nacersano.org/. Lunch and Learn about cancerSEBRING Sebring Cancer Center is hosting a free Lunch and Learn at the Sebring Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Light lunch begins at 11:30 am and lecture begins at noon. Dr. Stephanie Rapke, a board-certified radiation oncologist, will present Common Cancers: Breast, Prostate, Colon, and Lung. Prevention, Early Detection and Risk Factors. Dr. Rapke graduated with the highest honors from the University of Maryland, where she majored in General Physical Science. She attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed an internal medicine internship and radiology residency at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. She completed her residency in radiation oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident. After completing her training, Dr. Rapke became an instructor in radiation oncology at Vanderbilt Medical Center and served as the Clinical Director and A ssistant Professor at Stony Brook Hospital in New York. She returned to work for Johns Hopkins Hospital and directed their first satel-l ite center in Chambersberg, PA. She is now a highly valued member of the Sebring Cancer Center team. Sebring Chamber of C ommerce is at 227 US Highway 27 N in Sebring. D ue to limited seating, reservations are required and can be made by calling 863-3 82-8811 or by email at tbarkey@oncure.com/.Outreach scheduleAce Homecare will host the following communityo utreach events in the coming week: Today, 8 a.m., Health Fair, Sebring Village, Schumacher Road, Sebring;1 0 a.m., Health Fair, Highlands Village, Villa Road, Sebring. Monday, 8 a.m., Health Fair, Hammock Estates, Hammock Road, Sebring; 1 p.m., Caregivers Support Group, Crown Pointe Assisted Living Community, Sun n Lake Boulevard, Sebring. Tuesday, 7:30 a.m., Health Fair, Lakeside Gardens, C.R. 621, Lake Placid; 9 a.m., Health Fair, Herons Landing, Herons Landing Lane Lake Placid; 10 a.m., Health Fair, Lake Placid Meal Site, Interlake Boulevard, Lake Placid; 1 p.m., Health Fair, Groves, behind Sebring Diner, U.S. 27 Sebring. Wednesday, 8 a.m., Health Fair, Neiberts, U.S. 98, Lake Placid; 9 a.m., Health Fair, Palm Estates, U.S. 98, Lorida Thursday, 10 a.m., Coping with Transitions, Maranatha Village, Arbuckle Creek Road, Sebring. DearPharmacist: I have 4 kids all in school between kindergarten and 8th grade.W e are at the doctors office all year long. Do you have advice to help parents like me (and other students floating around? L.Y., Long Island, New York A nswer: Great question! Many parents have their hands full with work, commuting and family responsibilities. Having a sick child can throw a snag in an already full schedule. Here are some tips to helpy ou with common conditions that often occur in the fall and winter season. Remember, these are just suggestions so everything you read here should be discussed with your pediatrician. Heres what to do if your child comes down with:Respiratory infectionT his is usually caused by a virus and quite common in the fall. It usually runs its c ourse causing a nasty cough, fever, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea and exhaustion. In the pharmacy, Dimetapp, Triaminic andP ediaCare are all popular medications for symptom relief in children. I n the health food store, you could look for Elderberry extract, Hylands Homeopathic Belladona extract or Boirons Oscillococcinum. The big problem with a respiratory infection, is that it can triggera n asthma attack. Do not ignore breathing issues for they can be fatal; you will need t o get a prescription inhaler from your physician, something such as albuterol. Two inhalers are a good idea, send onew ith your child (or the school nurse k eep the other at home. The pharmacist should put a complete label with directions on both containers.S tomach fluT his commonly used term really refers to gastroenteritis, an inflammation of the stomach or intestinal tract caused by foodp oisoning, a virus, bacteria or contaminated water. Symptoms include cramps, h eadache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever and/or swollen lymph glands. Dehydration is the scary complication h ere, so avoid that. If you are able to hold food down, eat bland foods like rice, toast o r baby food. My best advice is to drink 100 percent pure coconut water; it contains natural electrolytes that closely match your blood and its better than sugar-laden sports drinks.Sore throatU se zinc lozenges. This pain-relieving mineral does double duty by blocking viral c ell reproduction. Even though studies conflict, one trial conducted at the Cleveland Clinic in 1996, found that people who took zinc lozenges throughoutt he day felt relief from their colds in under 5 days, compared to the non-treated group who suffered for almost 8 days. Lozenges are better than tablets/capsules for as ore or tickly throat. For kids, I would stick to dosages on the label, dont take any extra.Head liceThe pharmacy fix is Nix or Rid i nsecticide all-in-one kits. An alternative to these chemicals include Zero Liceb y Thursday Plantation which contains natural ingredients such ast ea tree oil, ylang ylang, citronella a nd eucalyptus. Nit removal is most important sot ake your time. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharmacist and the author of The 24-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. Visit www. DearPharmacist. c om. This information is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure your condition. Page 6BNews-SunFriday, October 7, 2011www.newssun.com DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 6 1 1 2 2 AVON PARK BINGO; 3.639"; 3"; Black; tv incentive; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 6 2 2 3 3 STATE FARM; 3.639"; 2"; Black; **internet included**; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 6 2 2 6 6 HEALTHYLIVING Advice for whatever ails school kids D ear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen HEALTHSNAPSHOTS Associated PressW ASHINGTON Scientists used a cloning technique to create the type of customized stem cells that show promise for treating disease. But the first-ofits-kind result comes with ab ig hitch. The newly created stem c ells have too much genetic material to function properly. They include DNAfrom two people, not just the patient the cells were meantt o match. Scientists still have to figure a way around that before they can use the cells to develop genetically-matched tissue for trans-p lant to treat various diseases. The research involved injecting DNAfrom skin cells of a volunteer into donor eggs. Normally in cloning, the eggs genetic material is removed first, but when researchers tried that it didnt work, said study lead author Dieter Egli, a senior research fellow at the New York Stem Cell Foundation. This new method only worked when the donors DNAwas left inside the egg and the volunteers genetic material was added. That meant the result had 69 chromosomes. T hats 23 too many. Because of that, Egli said, I could never imagine that those cells could make a viable human being. Thats simply out of the question. E gli said he and his colleagues are trying several d ifferent approaches to overcome the technical barrier of too much DNA with this technique. Whats important, he said, is that its hows researchers can use this method to turn a persons own cells into potent stem cells, something that has been demonstratedb efore in animals. The study was published online Wednesday in the journal Nature. Researchers started with 270 eggs and eventually created two stem cell lines, according to study coauthor Scott Noggle, director of the New York Stem Cell Foundation lab where the work was done. Theres also another promising method to create personalized stem cells that doesnt involve embryos. That technique reprograms skin cells to turn into stem cells. Cloning method may help make personal stem cells NEWS-SUN 385-6155


C M Y K By MARILYNN M ARCHIONE A PMedical WriterSAN DIEGO Were becoming a nation of bum k nees, worn-out hips and sore shoulders, and its not just t he Medicare set. Baby boomer bones and joints also are taking a pounding, spawning a boom in operations to fix them. K nee replacement surgeries have doubled over the last decade and more than tripled in the 45-to-64 age group, new research shows. Hips are trending that way, too. And heres a surprise: Its n ot all due to obesity. Ironically, trying to stay fit a nd avoid extra pounds is taking a toll on a generation that expects bad joints can be swapped out like old tires ona car. Boomeritis or fix-meitis is what Dr. Nicholas DiNubile, a suburban Philadelphia surgeon, calls it. s this mindset of fix m e at any cost, turn back the clock,said DiNubile, an adviser to several pro athletic groups and a spokesman for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. The boomers are the first generation trying to stay active in droves on an aging frame and are less willing to use a cane or put up with pain or stiffness as their grandparents did, he said. Ahuge industry says they dont have to. TVads show people water skiing with new hips. Ads tout the athletic knee, the custom knee, the male knee, the female knee. Tennis great Billie Jean King, 67, is promoting the -year Smith & Nephew knees she got last year. I wanted to make sure whatever they put in me was going to last, she said. Im not trying to win Wimbledon anymore. Im trying to get my exercise in, play a little tennis on the clay courts in Central Park, and walk to a movie or a restaurant. If Id known what I know now, I would have had it 10 years ago. Joint replacements have enabled millions of people like King to lead better lives, and surgeons are increasingly comfortable offering them to younger people. But heres the rub: No one really knows how well these implants will perform in the active baby boomers getting them now. Most studies were done in older folks whose expectations were to be able to go watch a grandchilds soccer game not play the sport themselves, as one researcher put it. Even the studies presented at a recent orthopedics conference that found knee replacements are lasting 20 years come with the caveat that this is in older people who were not stressing their new joints by running marathons, skiing or playing tennis. Besides the usual risks of surgery infection, blood clots, anesthesia problems replacing joints in younger people increases the odds theyll need future operations when these wear out, specialists say. e think very carefully about patients under 50 and talk many of them out of replacing joints, said Dr. William Robb, orthopedics chief at NorthShore University HealthSystem in suburban Chicago. But many dont want to wait, even if theyre not much beyond that: Karen Guffey, a 55-yearold retired civilian police worker in San Diego, plans to have a hip replaced in September. I cant exercise the way I want to. I have to go slow, which is really aggravating. I want to go full force, she said. Im not worried about how Im going to feel when Im 75. I want to feel good now Karen Cornwall, a Havertown, Pa., nurse who played a slew of sports since childhood, had both knees replaced last year when she was 54. I just felt like I was too young and too active to be in pain all the time, she explained. Bill McMullen, a former Marine and construction worker from suburban Philadelphia, had seven knee repair surgeries before finally getting a knee replacement at age 55 a decade ago. He took up weightlifting to spare his knees but damaged a shoulder and had it replaced two years ago. People ask me if Im happy and I say, If you have pain, go and get it done,he said of joint replacement. It was the best thing for me. I have no pain. People are urged to exercise because its so important for health, but there are too many wannabes who overdo it by trying to imitate elite athletes, said Dr. Norman Schachar, a surgeon and assistant dean at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. They think if theyve got a sore knee theyre entitled to having it replaced, he said. I think surgeons are overdoing it too, to try to meet that expectation. Dr. Ronald Hillock, an orthopedic surgeon in a large practice in Las Vegas that does about 4,000 joint replacements a year, sees the demand from patients. People come in and say this is what I want, this is what I need,he said. They could buy a cane or wear a brace, but most want a sur-g ical fix. The numbers tell the story. There were 288,471 total hip r eplacements in 2009, nearly half of them in people under 6 5, according to the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, which tracks hospitalizations. Knee replacements soared f rom 264,311 in 1997 to 621,029 in 2009, and more than tripled in the 45-to-64year-old age group. Five or 10 years ago, a very small number of people under 65 were receiving thiss urgery. Now we see more and more younger people g etting it, said Elena Losina, co-director of the Orthopaedic and Arthritis Center for Outcomes Research at Brigham andW omens Hospital in Boston. She analyzed how much of this rise was due to population growth and obesity, and presented results at an ortho-p edic meeting in San Diego in February. From 1997 to 2007, the population of 45to 64-yearolds grew by 36 percent, but knee replacements in this group more than tripled. Obesity rates didnt rise enough to explain the trend. At most, 23 percent of the 10-year growth in total knee replacement can be explained by increasing obesity and population size, Losina said. This is a very successful operation. The only caveat is, all the successes have been seen in the older population, who usually put less stress on their new joints than younger folks who want to return to sports. s unclear whether the artificial joint is designed to withstand this higher activity, she said. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, October 7, 2011Page 7B LAMPE & KEIFFER; 5.542"; 4"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 6 1 1 3 3 HRMC; 3.639"; 3"; Black plus three; process, healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 6 1 1 4 4 HEALTHYLIVING Baby boomers fueling boom in knee and hip surgeries MCTphotos A patient has her range of motion checked after having a knee replacement surgery. A computer generated model of what h er knee looks like is below. A ssociated PressC HICAGO The nations worst hospitals treat twice the proportion of elderly black patients and poor patients than the best hospi-t als, and their patients are more likely to die of heart attacks and pneumonia, newr esearch shows. Now, these hospitals, mostly in the South, may bea t higher risk of financial failure, too. Thats because t he nations new health care law punishes bad care by withholding some money,s ays the lead author of the study published Wednesday i n the journal Health Affairs. These hospitals are going to have a much harder time in the new funding environment, said Dr.A shish Jha of the Harvard School of Public Health, w ho led the study. I worry theyre going to get worse over time and possibly evenf ail. I worry that were going to see a bunch of that happ ening over the next three to five years. Under the Affordable C are Act, hospitals that fail to improve will see their Medicare payments shrink by 1 percent starting October 2012. That couldj eopardize some hospitals already on the brink of closure, Jha said. That unintended consequence of the health over-h aul could increase health disparities for minorities, J ha said. e have to make sure we p ay attention to what the results of those policies are and be ready to change directions if theyre causing harm in the marketplace,J ha said. The study doesnt name the 178 hospitals the researchers rated as worst because of their low qualityo f care and high costs. A data use agreement with Medicare prevented the researchers from identifying the hospitals publicly. The study, funded by the Commonwealth Fund, found 122 best hospitals with high quality and low costs. Those best hospitals were more likely to be in the N ortheast, to be nonprofit and to have cardiac intensive care units compared to the worst hospitals. Elderly blacks made up 1 5 percent of patients in the worst hospitals and about 7 percent in the best hospitals.T here were similar differences for people on Medicaid, the state-federalh ealth program for the poor. Worst-hospital patients with h eart attacks or pneumonia were more likely to die than similar patients at the besth ospitals. Medicare chief Don B erwick called the study valuable, but not completely new. He said the federal government is working to help all hospitals improve. We know they can improve, even if they treat s icker or disadvantaged patients, Berwick said. There are examples of safe-t y net hospitals that are some of the best in the count ry. He cited Denver Health, which has low death rates despite treating a large s hare of poor patients. The health laws so-called value-based purchasing rewards hospitals for their rate of improvement, notj ust for attaining goals, Berwick said. So hospitals that start farther behind can get rewarded for making efforts to catch up. And thel aw provides money for hospital improvement prog rams. If I were talking to safet y net hospitals, I would say, I know its hard. Heres some help, and if you start (improving rewarded for starting,B erwick said. For the study, the researchers used data from six sources to determine which hospitals were worsta nd best. They divided the hospitals into four ranked groups for quality of care and divided them again into four ranked groups for cost. Of 3,229 hospitals analyzed, 122 were in the top group for quality and also in the group that had the lowest costs. Study: Worst hospitals treat larger share of poor patients


C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, October 7, 2011www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun t hat 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 c ome 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 0390. 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 B ible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, senior pastor; Scott King, interim youth minister; Joy Loomis, music director; and Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Primera Mision Bautista pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship; 10:45 a.m. Childrens Church; 6 p.m. Evening Service. Nursery provided for Sunday morning service. Regular Wednesday schedule: 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting; 6 p.m. childrens choirs; 6 p.m. youth activities; 6:30 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal; 7 p.m. Mission Programs. Call 453-6681 for details. Spanish Sunday services: 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. Sunday worship; 7 p.m. eevening worship. Spanish Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Bible study. Spanish Friday Meeting: 7 p.m. Family Night Visitation. In the heart of Avon Park. For the hearts of Avon Park. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake P lacid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863 www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and womens prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities; and Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 3850752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn 7408 Valencia Road; 655-2610. 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 S tudy 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. Jos Gonzlez, 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 Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 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 mens grief support group, meets at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863 Web at www.firstchristianap.com. O ur motto is Jesus is First at First Christian Church. Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. 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 w ould like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway. Our hours of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck routeAvonPark. Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Don Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION Atonement Lutheran Church, ELCAS EBRING This is the 17th Sunday after Pentecost service with Holy Eucharist being led by the Rev. Jefferson Cox. EucharistA ssistant/Lector will be Jim Fiedler. Bible reading and discussion every Thursday with Leaders Sharon Palmer andB arbara Donovan. Sunday, Oct. 16, will be a special Come Back to Church Sunday. Guest will be the Rev. Carol Solovitz,d ean of the Lake Conference ELCA. Refreshments following the service. T he Labyrinth Prayer Garden is patterned after a very famous Labyrinth inF rance and is in memory of a former member, Kaitlyn G ossett. Bushes and flower decorating the garden were planted in memory of ScottD uncan Koch.Avon Park Church of ChristAVON PARK Building Winners (IIC orinthians 4:7) will be the Sunday morning message presented by Larry Roberts, Minister. There will be aT een Gathering on Sunday night following the evening service. Avon Park Church of Christ is at 200 S. ForestA ve. For information, call 453-4692.Bethel Baptist ChurchLAKE PLACID Pastor John Hankins of Bethel Baptist Church in Lake Placid, is teaching a series ofB ible lessons on the Fruit of the Spirit during the adult Sunday school classe ach Sunday morning. The topic for this Sunday will be Gentleness. B iblical messages are preached each Sunday morni ng and evening at 6 p.m. The church is at 216 E. Park Street. For more infor-m ation, you may call the church at 633-9294.Christ Lutheran Church LCMSAVON PARK This S unday Pastor Scott McLean w ill be preaching a sermon entitled The Peace Feast. The church is at 1320 C.R. 64, east the Avon Park High School. For morei nformation, call 471-2663 or visit www.christlutheranavonpark.org/. This is an LCMS congregation.Christian Science ChurchSEBRING The lesson sermon on Sunday morningi s titled Are Sin, Disease and Death Real? The keynote is from Isaiah 45:22, I invite the whole world to turn to me and be saved. I alone am God! No others arer eal. The church is at 146 N. F ranklin Street.Christian Training Church S EBRING Associate Minister Casey L. Downing will bring the message titled Spirit Moving at the Sunday morning service. TheW ednesday night Bible study w ill continue the book of Hebrews. Eastside Christian ChurchLAKE PLACID Wednesday evenings our mid-week Bible study and discussion time is an infor-m al setting with open discussion. Lunch Bunch will be meeting at Lake Placid Family Restaurant at 11:30a .m. on Oct. 27. Eastside Christian Church is at 101 Peace Avenue inL ake Placid, two miles east of U.S. 27 on C.R. 621. Call 465-7065.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING The Rev. G eorge Miller will deliver the sermon, Whose People A re They? this Sunday morning. The Scripture is taken from Exodus 32:1-14. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on CountyR oad 634 (Hammock Road Call 471-1999 or visit www.sebringemmanuelucc.c om/.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING Pastor Gary K indles will be delivering his sermon entitled: What a Friend We Have In Jesus. This Sunday we will be celebrating LWML(LutheranW omen Missionary League) at both services. Tai Chi is offered Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall open to all( no charge, donations accepted). Pizza and Game Night for e veryone is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 14, 6-8 p.m. Come and have fun playingc ards, board games, foosball, pool, or video games, Wii a nd more. Enjoy Galatis pizza, soft drinks, and dessert. All for $3 per person( children under 10 free). Please call the church M onday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 385-7848, or e-mail faithlutheransebring@embarq.co m or Facebook FaithL utheran Church Sebring if you plan to attend. M ens prayer breakfast, d evotions and fellowship is on Saturday, Oct. 15 at 7 a.m. Bring your Bibles and landscaping tools. Campus maintenance will follow the devotional time. Please RSVP. Heartland Circuit Reformation Service will b e h eld at Faith on Sunday, Oct. 3 0 at 4 p.m. Praise teams f rom the different churches of the Heartland Circuit wi ll begin singing at 3:30 p.m., with a communion worship service beginning at 4 p.m. There will be supper served after the service tha t will consist of brats, German potato salad, sauerkraut, d rink and dessert. The cost f or the meal will be $5. Please use the ways listed above to contact us so we can get a count for how many people to cook for.First Baptist Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK The Rev. Jon Beck will be speaking at the morning service and the CH URCHNE WS Continued on page 9B


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, October 7, 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 Howes Way,Avon Park (two miles north of Sun N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells Dodge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. The Rev. Jim Kurtz, rector. Church office 3857649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL33852. Phone: 4650051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening: Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m. Child care available at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come see what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev. Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. 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. Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782 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 (AALCAmerican 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 with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school will resume in the fall. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year roundfice phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 10 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship s ervice, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Children ages 4 years through fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy M cQuaid, 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 L ester 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 childrens 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, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. The Lords Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the Millennium Church. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer a Saturday service 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 Manufacturers Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer 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 Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morning worship: Informal service, 8 a.m.; traditional service, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; evening service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 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: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 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 Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling. 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 Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarm ysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. U NITED 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, C ontemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL33825. (863 James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m. for women who love God and crocheting. Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United 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 onlye offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that want to know Christ and make Him known. Call the church office at 465-2422 or check out our church Web site at www.memorialumc.com St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodis t Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, 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 lifes journey, youre welcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP RELIGION evening service. Wednesday services i nclude prayer meeting/Bible study as well as children and youth activities. Spanish Church, led by the Rev. Jonathan Soltero, meets Sunday and Wednesday. The church is at 100 N. L ake Ave. For more information, call 453-6681 or e-mail info@fbcap.net/.F irst Baptist Church of Lake PlacidLAKE PLACID First B aptist Church of Lake Placid at 119 East Royal Palm Street, will host thef ollowing events this week: M onday, Prime Timers covered dish luncheon will be in the fellowship hall.S peaker will be Jeff Roth of t he Childrens Advocacy Center. Tuesday, Confection Connection womens Bible study is in the church sanctuary. Speaker will be Jennifer Reser on the topic Following the Footsteps of Jesus Where Ever They Go.First Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID On Sunday, Pastor Darryl George will preach the sermon entitled Wisdoms E xceptional Love! The Challenge: Talk Less Love More! with regards to Luke 7:35-39. T he church is at the corner of Washington and Kemper Avenues in Placid Lakes. For more information, call 4 65-5126 from 8 a.m. to noon, Monday throughT hursday or e-mail the church at placidlakes@hotmail.com/.First Christian C hurch (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the Lords Table this Sunday morning will be Diane Beidler and Betty Simpson. C ommunion will be served by Sally Woolley, Joyce W instel, Carol Chandler and Jayne Weldy. T odd and Robin Martin will be the greeters thisS unday. Serving as acolyte for the month of October is D aniel Thibodeau. Noel and Juanita Roberts will be working with Childrens Church the whole month of October. P astor Rons sermon is titled, ATime for Everything, taken from Ecclesiastes 3:1-9. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave. Call 3850 352 for more information.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On Sunday morning, Pastor Bob J ohnsons sermon is entitled Building the Church basedo n I Corinthians 3:1-23. T he choirs introit will be e Have Come Into His House and the anthem will be The House We Build for t he Lord. Sunday school is available for all ages. The adult Sunday school class is continuing the study of David in I I Samuel 14 in which Joab schemes for Absaloms return. Wendy Garcia is teaching the youth class and their lessons discuss how the B ible applies to life today. Today is Clergy Appreciation Sunday. Members are asked to honor Pastor Johnson and his wife Maxine by showing any kindness or giving them something as a means of thanks. O n Monday, the church office will be closed. On Wednesday, Bible study entitled The Basics of the Faith will be led by Pastor Bob Johnson. The church is at 215 E. Circle Street (with two entrances on Lagrande Street). For more information, please call the church office a t 453-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING In Gods Waiting Room is the title of the Sunday morning sermon, g iven by the Rev. Darrell A. P eer. Tuesday, Grief Support Group meets in the adult classroom. Youth Group meets in the fellowship hall for Bible study, sport activities, homework time and d inner. Wednesday, Adult Bible study in the adult classroom. Choir rehearsal in the adult classroom. T hursday, Mens Prayer Breakfast at Sandys on U.S. 2 7. Saturday, Oct. 15, Dinner a nd Movie Night at 5 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Meat w ill be provided. Bring a s nack and side dish to share. Feature movie is The Rive r Runs Through It.First United Methodist Church of Sebring S EBRING This Sunday is Laity Sunday. The United Methodist W omens Circles will meet Tuesday. F amily Fellowship Dinner and Bible Studies on Wednesday evening with dinner in the Family Life Center. Listen Live on WITS-AM 1340 each Sunday to hear the worship service. C all the church office for information at 385-5184. The church is downtown at 126 South Pine Street. Visi t our website at www.sebringfirstumc.com/.Grace Pointe ChurchS EBRING Grace P ointe Church is at 200 Lark A ve. in the Sebring Hills C ontinued from page 8B CHURCHNEWS C ontinued on page 10B


C M Y K Page 10BNews-SunFriday, October 7, 2011www.newssun.com C HRIST FELLOWSHIP (RETAIL page; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 8 8 7 7 Association Clubhouse. Tuesdays home Bible study on Babylons Doom Song (Revelation 18 the kids Grace-o-meter Sunday, Pastor Zimmer starts a new river renewal sermon series Making the Wilderness a Pasture. Women of Grace Leaves of Gold will be Saturday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. Place to be announced.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this Sunday morning will be: A Message of Importance with Scripture from: Romans 1:16-17. Communion is offered during the service weekly. The service will also include Ernie Hughes singing:Lord I Need You and Flossi Moore singing Forgiven. Adult Sunday school is led by Fran VanHooreweghe. Tuesday night adult Bible study will be taught by Pastor Ted Moore. Come early for snacks. Wednesday night young adult and childrens programs taught by George Kelly, Amanda and Jon Armentrout and Toby Cribbs. It features a free meal!. The church is at 2705 Alternate Route 17 South in Sebring (behind Publix Call 314-9693. Look for the lighthouse.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Pastor Claude Burnett will preach at the Heritage (traditional worship service. Pastor Jerry McCauley will preach at the 10:45 a.m. Celebration (blended ship service on the subject, Lessons for Todays Church. Pastor Fred Ball will preach at the New Song Contemporary Service in Rob Reynolds Hall. Worship at the Lake Placid Health Care Center at 3:45 p.m. The Church is at 500 Kent Avenue. For information, call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchSEBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, The Superiority of Wisdom is taken from the ninth chapter of Ecclesiastes (King James Version). Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the messages in the Sunday morning and evening worship services. The Wednesday evening service will be praise, prayer and Bible study.St. John United Methodist ChurchSEBRING The third of the People Like Us series will be Moses taken from Exodus 3:10-4:13. Disciple Bible Study is Sunday. Boy Scouts meet Monday. Choir is Wednesday. Over Eaters Anonymous meets Thursday.Sebring Church of the BrethrenSEBRING This Sunday morning, Pastor Keith Simmons will deliver a sermon titled Seeking to Worship God. Scripture reading will be taken from John 4:21-24. Sunday school meets in the Fidelis Room and they will be studying Expansion of the Community, looking at the Scripture from Acts 6:1-15, 8:1-8.Spring Lake United Methodist ChurchSEBRING Spring Lake United Methodist Church is at 8170 Cozumel Lane. The Rev. Clyde Weavers sermon will be With Him or Against Him. Fellowship follows the service.The Way ChurchSEBRING The Word of Life Singers will be presenting music and the message on Sunday morning. Prayer meeting will be Sunday night. The J Unit meets Wednesday evenings. The Way Church is at 1005 North Ridgewood. Sebring. Church phone is 471-6140. Pastors cell is 273-3674. For church information and the pastors messages go to www.thewaychurch.org/. Continued from page 9B RELIGION Sunridge starting Childrens ChurchS EBRING The Sunridge Baptist Church announces Childrens Church beginning on Sunday during the morning worships ervice each week at 10:45 a.m. for children ages 4-11. Children will participate with their parents In the early part of the church wor-s hip service. Following the solo music for the week, Pastor Tim Finch will dismiss the children to Childrens Church. Cindy Finch, Childrens Churchd irector, will lead the team of Childrens Church worke rs as the children are involved in age-appropriate Bible stories and activities. S unridge Baptist Church is lt 3704 Valerie Boulevard, S ebring at the intersection of U.S. 27 and Valerie Boulevard, directly across the street from Florida Hospital, HeartlandD ivision. Call 382-3695.FBC of Sebring presenting live storySEBRING First Baptist C hurch of Sebring will present a live story from Judgment House called Web of Lies, Oct. 5-9. The community is invited Thursday through Saturday e venings from 3-9 p.m. and Sunday from 2-6 p.m., to w alk through the scenes depicting the dangers of social media in our society. These are real choices with real consequences. C hildren under 10 will not be allowed to view this presentation due to the content and subject matter. Cost is $2 per ticket, paid at the door. The church is at 200 E. Center Street in Sebring.Variety show plannedLAKE PLACID The Womens Ministries of First Presbyterian Church in LakeP lacid is hosting a Variety Show to be held on Sunday, Oct. 9, at 4 p.m. There will be a variety of entertainers, piano, guitar, solos, trios,c lowns and more. Those in attendance will be served refreshments at intermission. There is no charge, only a free willo ffering to support the many ministries of the women of the church.Southside Baptist Church hosting missionary conferenceSEBRING Touching the World ThroughM issions is the theme of the missionary conference t hat will be held Sunday through Wednesday. Speakers will be Ken andK athie Golde, appointees to Niger with the mission b oard, Service In Missions; Darrell and Lori Jingst, with Baptist Mid Missions serving at Editorial Bautista Independiente, Sebring; andM ichael Paul and Alisa Leek with Association of Baptists f or World Evangelism, appointees to Kenya, Africa. The Monday throughW ednesday services start at 7 p.m. T he church is at 379 S. Commerce Ave. For information call 385-0752.St. John plans spaghetti dinnerSEBRING St. John U nited Methodist Church will hold a spaghetti dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 18. Serving times will be 4, 5 and 6 p.m. Cost is $7 per person. Take-o uts and walk-ins are welcome. The church is located at 3214 Grand Prix Drive (just behind Walmart) in Sebring. Call 382-1736.Riding and fellowship offered ZOLFO SPRINGS Load up and head on out to the Damboise Ranch at 6134 East S.R. 66 in ZolfoS prings (a.k.a. Cracker Trail arena) for a fun-filled weekend of riding, friends and f ellowship, including horse soccer, entertainment and great food on Friday throughS unday, Nov. 4-6 (camping available all weekend). G ates open at noon on Friday, Nov. 4. Ride the property (certain areas will be accessible, dinner on your own). S aturday: Coffee, juice and doughnuts. Trail ride at 1 0 a.m. Lunch on your own. 3 p.m. Horse Soccer in the arena at 3 p.m., Horsed emonstration by Skipper Calder at 5 p.m. with C owboy Up Ministry. Chicken and rib dinner at 5:45 p.m. S unday: Cowboy Up Ministry presents biblical principles demonstrated t hrough horse training techniques at 10 a.m. Gates c lose at 12 p.m. Minimum sponsorships: Adults 17 and up, $50; Youth 16 and under, $30; and non-rider, $25 (includesa ll food and entertainment). Mail check or money order, with name, number of riders, sponsorships selected, phone number and e-mail address to: Damboise Ranch Fall Ride, P.O. Box 3787,S ebring, FL33871-3787. Pre-registration required f or dinner guarantee. Payment may be made during on-site registration. Call 452-0006; e-mail heartlandhorses@embarqmail.com orv isit www.heartlandhorses.org/. CHURCHNEWS RE LIGIONNE WSSN APSHOTS RELIGION GUIDELINES: The News-Sunpublishes r eligion news on Fridays. T he submission deadl ine is 5 p.m. Monday to be considered for publication in the following F ridas paper. S ubmit items to theN ews-Sunsf rom 8 a.m. t o 5 p.m. weekdays; fax t o 385-2453; send e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail to Lifestyle Editor,N ews-Sun, 2227 U.S. 27 S outh,Sebring,FL 3 3870. For information, c all 385-6155,ext. 516. Contemplate the followi ng observations: You are an animal, and share a com-m on heritage with earthw orms; Humans probably evolved from bacteria that lived more than 4 billion years ago; We are no more than bacteria; We must acknowledge that we are animalsWe like to think of ourselves as ele-v ated above other creatures. B ut the human body evolved. The conclusion from these statements is that human life has no valuei.e. you are worth nothing! Tragically, this isa sample of the mindset that is being taught in many areas of secular education. C ontrast this view with G enesis 1:26-28 which b egins with, Let us make man in Our image, accordi ng to Our likeness If we have a distorted/perverted understanding/view of our origin, we will have the same about our destiny. Thanks to our Creator int hat He has abundantly declared through His Word our/my worth. I know I a m somebody cause God d ont make no junk! T hey/Deity made m ankind/human life inherently more valuable than all other life on earth. Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? (Matthew 6:26 Certainly, we should have respect for all life in theirG od-given sphere, but it was only human life made in Our image, according toO ur likeness. The Psalmist David declared: When I considerY our heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and t he stars which You have ordained, what is man that You are mindful of him,a nd the son of man that You visit him? (Psalm 8:3,4 D avid realized his littleness when compared to the vastn ess of the heavenly bodies but also realized his greatness when recalling the cre-a tion account in verses 5-8! T he author raises two questions that are often asked: God, why are you even aware that I exist? and Why do you take care ofm e? The answer is the same today: I know I am somebody cause God dont make no junk! Look again at that great m essage in John 3:16. But this time consider the world as ME for that is the message to 7 billion precious souls today. Fort he grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. (Titus 2:11) The word men is translated from the Greek word anthropos which means a human beingthats ME! The Spirit through th e Hebrew writer states it this w ay that He, by the g race of God, might taste death for everyone. (Hebrews 2:9 Therefore, the overw helming conclusion is I know I am somebody cause God dont make noj unk. We have an individ u al responsibility to respond to that amazing grace as seen when Philipe xplained Jesus from the text of Isaiah 53 to the ma n r iding in the chariot. And the eunuch said, See, her e is water. What hinders me from being baptized?The n P hilip said, If you believe w ith all your heart, you m ayAnd he answered an d s aid, I believe that Jesus C hrist is the Son of God. So he commanded the cha r iot to stand still. And both P hilip and the eunuch went d own into the water, and he b aptized him. (Acts 8:3638) Thanks to Inspiration fo r revealing to us this marvelous example that lives today! Yes, indeed, the Word/Truth still is sharper than a two edged sword. Frank Parker can be contacted at frankparker27@yahoo.com I know I am somebody Guest Column Frank Parker GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, October 7, 2011Page 11B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 10/7/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 6 2 2 4 4 DearAbby: I have worked as a nanny for many years for ad ivorced professional woman. She has a son anda daughter. The son, now 15, iss moking pot. I told his mom, but shes ignoring the problem.S he said: Hes just experimenting. I want him to get it out of his system beforeh e enters college. I love this child, and I f eel helpless. He knows better. The boy used to be very honest, but thats nol onger the case. How can I help him when his mother i snt making an effort? Nanny Who Cares in Texas DearNanny: Your employer seems to be clue-l ess. What makes her think her son will get into coll ege if hes spending his high school years stoned on weed? And for that mat-t er, when he grows bored with grass, what makes her t hink he wont go on to experiment with stronger illegal substances? Hiding h er head in the sand is not the answer. Where is the boys father? If the mother isnt up to the task of keepingh er son on the straight and narrow, the father should be informed about whats going on. D earAbby: My mother and Simon, the man I c onsider my father, married when I was a toddler.S imon adopted me when I was in grade school. Most people believe hes my natural father, including my siblings. (I have no contactw ith or memory of my biological father.) Last month at my brothers wedding, a guest commented to Dad about howm uch we look alike. Simon responded with, Well, that would be tough. The guest replied, Oh, she isnt yours? and he said no. I was extremely hurt by his response. This has left me wondering if he feels differently about me than my sisters and brothers. Nothing has been said since, and I feel I should let it go. Should I say something to my dad or just chalk it up to a stressful day for all of us? Feeling Excluded in Ohio D earFeeling Excluded: Chalk it up to thoughtlessness on Simons part. Youb ecame his when he adopted you. What he was focusedo n at the wedding was the question of biological relatedness, and Im sure hed idnt mean to slight you. Because this has troubled y ou enough to write to me, discuss it with your father and tell him how it madey ou feel, and give him a chance to explain. DearAbby: We have two sons, both married with children. Unfortunately, their wivesd ont get along, which has resulted in strained family g atherings. There is now a tendency not to invite the other couple to familye vents. Our sons always got along with each other, b ut this has also strained their relationship. Any suggestions? Should w e, as parents, get involved and talk to both couples at the same time? It is heartbreaking to see our sons and our grandchil-d ren miss out on together time. Sad in Syracuse DearSad: Talk to your sons separately and thenw ith their wives. Whatever has caused the tension b etween your daughters-inlaw may take mediation tof ix. You are right to be concerned, because if the cousins dont grow up knowing each other, the breach in the branches ofy our family will be permanent. To my Jewish readers: Tonight at sundown, YomK ippur, the holiest day of the Jewish calendar, begins. Its a day of fasting, reflection, prayer and repentance. To all of you, may your fast be an easy one. 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. Teens mom fails to heed nannys words of warning DIVERSIONS Dear Abby B y CHRISTYLEMIRE A PMovie CriticW hen powerful men amass their armies and go to battle in a tight political race, even t he most idealistic and fervent political junkies may find their faith tested, if not obliterated. It is an ugly, cynical business, full of ambitious people who will dow hatever they must to surv ive. This is the not-so-shocking point of The Ides ofM arch, the latest film George Clooney has directed, based on the 2008 play Farragut North. Its meaty and weighty and relevant, exactly the kind of materialt hat appeals to Clooney, and to fans of Clooney. But it doesnt tell us much that we didnt already know, or at least suspect, about the peo-p le we place our trust in to l ead us in the right direction come election time. And it features a major and distracting twist that undermines allt he serious-mindedness that c ame before it. Clooney is such an excellent actor himself, though here he plays a supporting role as a Pennsylvania governor seeking the Democraticp residential nomination and hes such a smart, efficient director, he really knows how to get the best out of his cast. And it would seem difficult to go wrong with a cast like this. Philip Seymour Hoffman tears it up as the governors gruff, nononsense campaign manager,a veteran whos seen it all and still continues to come back for more. Paul Giamatti is reliably smarmy as H offmans counterpart for the rival Democratic candid ate, and watching these two acting heavyweights eyeball each other backstage at a debate provides an early, juicy thrill. (Jennifer Ehle isu nfortunately wasted in just one scene as the governors dutiful wife.) But the real star is Ryan Gosling as Stephen Myers, ay oung, up-and-coming strategist and press secretary who w orks for Clooneys Gov. Mike Morris. As he did earlier this year in Crazy Stupid Love, Gosling radiates charisma, schmoozing andc harming reporters and staffers with equal ease. But beneath that slick exterior, his character is a true believer. And Morris, with his great looks, smooth voice and progressive platitudes, seems to him like the real deal. Finally. The Ides of March, which Clooney co-wrote with his frequent collaborator, Grant Heslov, and Farragut North playwright Beau Willimon, follows the final, frantic days before the Ohio Democratic primary.The n uts-and-bolts grunt work and the daily machinations and manipulations of a politi cal campaign consistently ring true. Clooney is as interested in process as personalities, which was evident in the last film he directed, 2005s Good Night, and GoodL uck, and that balance gives h is work an authenticity. With The Ides of March, he is once again opening a por-t al to a specific world that he clearly takes seriously and cares a great deal about. Thats why its such a letdown when the whole endeavor turns tawdryt oward the end. We wont give away the details of the twist, but lets just say it involves a sexy, 20-year-old intern played by a coollys eductive Evan Rachel Wood. T he actions and motivations in this subplot are entirely unbelievable, and the very idea of it feels like an easy w ay to inject melodrama. A nd thats a problem, since this characters choices are crucial to a series of events that culminate in the filmsc limax. I f The Ides of March had just been about intense, powerful people and the conflict between ideals and reality, it would have provided vital and vibrant entertainment. Still, Goslings journey feels believable, despite the narrative potholes along the way. The lost, disillusioned look on his face in the films final shot especially in contrast with the confidence he exuded in a similar close-up at the start says it all. Saeed Adyani/Columbia Pictures/MCT Ryan Gosling stars in the political thriller Ides of March. Great cast leads smart, uneven Ides of March The Ides of March Rating: R (language R unning time: 98 minutes R eview: (of 4 Associated PressNEWYORK George Clooney may have an interest in politics, both on-screen and off, but public office is one role hed never take on. It would never be something Im interested in. Im not good at the kind of compromises that you have to make to get elected, said the ever-dapper star at the premiere of his latest political thriller, The Ides of March, Wednesday in New York. Clooneys fathers unsuccessful run for Kentuckys 4th Congressional District in 2004 may have left a sour taste in his mouth. I watched that happen and I watched how frustrating it was for him and I didnt enjoy it, he said. But its the current political climate that keeps him from throwing his hat in the ring. s still the most polarized time weve seen in a long time. And very caring, smart people on both sides of the aisle, you could argue, are having a very difficult time getting anything done, said the 50-year-old Academy Award winner. Clooney, who directs, cowrote, produces and stars in the film opening today, has no regrets about his chosen career path: I got the better gig. I got a nice house, life is good, he said with a laugh. In the film, Clooneys presidential hopeful, Pennsylvania Gov. Mike Morris, faces a tragic sex scandal, compromising backroom deals, political backstabbing and blackmail. But the liberal Democrat says hes more hopeful than he presents in Ides, his fifth stint in the directors chair. Am I cynical? Some. But Im also one of the big optimists in the game. Im really optimistic about this country, I always am. I always feel like things are cyclical. George Clooney for President? No chance B y RYAN NAKASHIMA APBusiness WriterLOS ANGELES Movie studio Universal Pictures and its new parent, cable TVgiantC omcast Corp., will try giving film buffs a chance to watch a movie thatss till in theaters from the comfort of their living rooms. But the price tagf or a single movie could have consumers spitting o ut their popcorn: $60. The test involves ower Heist, a PG-13r ated comedy caper starring Eddie Murphy and B en Stiller due out Nov. 4. Subscribers to Comcast Corp.s digital cable service who have a high-definition TVand live inA tlanta and Portland, Ore., will be able to rent t he movie starting Nov. 23 and watch it unlimited times in a 48-hour win-d ow. The test is available to about 500,000 people. T he cities were chosen because they are Comcast markets in which a signifi cant number of people pay for digital cable and an HD channel package, a requirement to participate. Such services combinedc ost about $60 a month. The idea is to target families who might pay just as much on tickets, popcorn and a babysitter,b ut have chosen not to because theyd rather stay a t home. Studios are looking for w ays of generating new revenue as DVD sales sag but want to avoid hurting box office revenue. The test includes copy protec-t ion measures so it doesnt end up spurring a new wave of piracy. Offering the watch-athome product so soona fter a movies release will allow customers willing to shell out the money to take part in whatever cultural zeitgeist the film creates. The price is close to what sports fans have paid to watch exclusive live boxing or mixed martial arts matches at home. This experiment will allow the two companies to sample consumer appetite for this film in this window at this price while allowing the film to achieve its full potential at the box office, a Universal spokeswoman said in a statement. John Fithian, president of the National Association of Theatre Owners, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Its not the first such experiment and it wont be the last. Earlier this year, several studios, starting with Sony Corp. offered movies for rent to DirecTVsubscribers for $30 in a 48hour window 60 days after they were released in theaters. Movies usually take much longer to get to the home market on average, a little more than four months and people can rent those via set-top boxes for about $5 apiece. The earlier test at DirecTV, dubbed Home Premiere, created a backlash from big-name directors like Michael Bay of ransformers and James Cameron of Avatar who felt it would jeopardize theater-going. $60 home m ovie? Sure, but its still in theaters


C M Y K LIVING 12B PA GE News-Sun Friday, October 7, 2011F AMILYFEATURES Preparing for the big day means planning a multitude of details; everything from the flower arrangements to that something blue must be decided upon well in advance of the ceremony. Here are some tips to help ensure your big day goes off without a hitch. The Big Decisions The decision to get married is the first of many big decisions you will be making in the weeks and months to come. Here are some things to consider right away:Pick a date. Talk with your fianc and family (and your fiancs family) about potential wedding dates to ensure the important people in both your lives will be able to take part. S elect yourguests. The number of guests you invite will directly influence the cost of your wedding. Set a budget. Budgeting for your wedding is crucial, as this will have a great impact on every other aspect of your day, as well as your honeymoon. Plan for a little wiggle room for unexpected expenses. Choose a location. Because most popular bridal spots are just that popular you may want to start searching for a location quickly. Organize the bridal party. Make careful decisions about who you want supporting you leading up to the big day, and who will be displayed in front of everyone in your life.Pick a style. Many brides choose wedding styles that are reflected in their save-the-dates, invitations, ceremonies, receptions and thankyou cards. Choosing a theme and color scheme in the beginning will help narrow down options later. Hire a caterer. Take into account the dietary needs of your guests by offering a variety of menu options, including a vegetarian dish.Orderthe cake. Whether you choose a large multi-tiered cake or cupcakes, remember to keep your budget in mindand pick flavors you and your fianc truly enjoy. Make the announcement. Decide how you want to let the community know of your planned nuptials. Do you want to take professional engagement photos? Do you plan to contact your local paper? Will you include a link to a wedding day website on your save-the-date or your wedding invitations? Get the gown. On your wedding day, everyone will be awaiting a glimpse of your gown. Listen to your instincts and choose a gown that feels right and reflects your personality and style.Dress yourparty. Once you have chosen the wedding dress of your dreams, speak with your fianc about his wishes for his suit, as well as the bridal party attire. Hire a photographer. Choose your professional photographer wisely. With a walk down the aisle, father/daughter dance and toast, your father is sure to get photographed, but your mother might get overlooked. Make sure to ask the photographer to get shots of your mother throughout the day as well.Choose yourflowers. Once you set the date, discuss with your florists which flowers are in season to help narrow down your selection. You may love tulips, but if you have a winter wedding, they may be hard to come by, and may be more expensive. Book the entertainment. Do you want a DJ or a live band? Talk with your fianc about your music preferences, as well as the types of tunes you want played at your reception to keep your guests on the dance floor. Before the Big DayCreate a website for your wedding to keep guests informed of events and for easy access to registry information. Provide accommodation information for those guests traveling from out of town. Insure your engagement and wedding rings against loss, damage, theft or mysterious disappearance. According to a survey conducted by Jewelers Mutual Insurance Company, 44 percent of married women either dont insure their engagement ring, or dont know for certain whether their engagement and wedding rings are insured. For a free, no-obligation jewelry insurance quote, visit www.insureyourjewelry.com. Make sure your marriage license, travel documentation and insurance information are ready to go and stored in a safe place in advance of the wedding day. Practice reciting your vows and speeches until you feel comfortable. Wear your wedding heels around the house to break them in. Pack a back-up pair of flats to wear during the reception. Remember to ask for help. Designate members of your family or close friends to specific assignments. Ato-do list forbrides-to-be Wedding Day Details Provide bottled water for your wedding party. To ensure no one gets over-heated, hide water near your bridal party during the ceremony for emergencies.Choose meaningful gifts for your wedding party. Necklaces, earrings or bracelets are great for bridesmaids; cufflinks are perfect for groomsmen. Create individual envelopes for tipping drivers, caterers, musicians, etc. Separate envelopes will help ensure you dont forget anyone. Plan for weather: In case of rain Order a tent or choose a venue with indoor space for last-minute protection from the elements. Offer extra umbrellas to usher people from their vehicles to the venue. In case of heat Place fans throughout the venue and provide plenty of water for guests. In case of cold Space heaters can be placed throughout the space to warm up the room in advance of the event. Over-estimate the amount of parking needed for guests.Following the HoneymoonOpen wedding gifts and keep an accurate list of each guest in correspondence with their gift. Write thoughtful, personalized hand-written thank you cards. TheBigDayBridalKitSuppliesFor more information about protecting your bridal jewelry, visit www.insureyourjewelry.com. 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