The news-sun
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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
Physical Description: v. : ill. ;
Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 10-09-2011
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sebring (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Lake Placid
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Avon Park
Coordinates: 27.495556 x -81.444444 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each day's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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C M Y K B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING It all began, H umberto Ramirez said, on a trip to Wauchula. His godson, Santos de la Rosa, a sked him what he thought about the plight of undocumented immigrant f amilies being separated when parents are taken from their children, to be incarcerated, and then deported. T he issue is important to both men, who spent years picking oranges and v egetables, becoming activists over time. It is an issue, however, difficult to address. Ramirez and de la Rosa didnt fool themselves. They understand a solu-t ion takes time, probably even generations, so education and raising awaren ess was essential for future success. De la Rosa, who was born in this country, told Ramirez, Weve hadm arches and people still dont understand, but how can I stay home and s ay, well, its up to Congress? Ramirez suggested marching on their knees, but I was only joking, h e said. Which is why he was stunned when de la Rosa called him a few days later. ere going to have a knee-athon, Ramirez said de la Rosa toldh im, We start next Saturday In the four weekends since they march on Saturdays and Sundays the group covered 10 miles, more thana mile a day. R amirez told the News-Sun Saturday morning as the group of 1 5 individuals, carrying American flags and placards, walked northa long U.S. 27, taking turns on their knees the fast pace didnt surprise him. We work on our knees, were always on our knees. This is nothing new to us. We hope to draw attention;w e hope it will make people think. de la Rosa put it a different way, ou pray on your knees, he said. ere praying to God that he can soften hard hearts. Were not demand-i ng anything, were only asking for help. Were begging for help. There are many misconceptions about undocumented workers, both men said. For example, no federal aid of any kind is available to undocumented f amilies. You have to have a Social Security card to get food stamps, de la Rosa explained. No Social Security card, no stamps. Undocumented workers do not haveS ocial Security cards. Ayoung man taking part in the march told the News-Sun about undocumented young men and women brought into the country by their par-e nts when they were infants or very young. Some of these young people d ont even speak Spanish, the United States is truly their home, but collegei s frequently out of their reach, because, as with food stamps. They are not only ineligible for federal aid, they are also in danger of being deported to countries totally foreign tot hem. The young man knows this painful situation from personal experience. He arrived with his family so long ago he has no memory of anywhere else. He has studied engineer-i ng and earned an associates degree, but still undocumented, he is now stuck in limbo. Another participant said it was sad that America was fighting for human rights in other countries, like Iraq and A fghanistan, but ignoring, or actually suppressing, human rights at home. America used to mean something special, the marcher said. It was the Sweet smell of successPAGE1 4BPower of Pink is ThursdayPAGE2ANEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, October 9, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 119 | 75 cents www.newssun .com H ighLow 87 70C omplete Forecast PAGE 14A Variable clouds, t-storms, windy F orecast Question: Would opening more casinos in Florida be a good idea? Next question: Should the School Board privatize custodial duties? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at Online Obituaries Annette Dewel Age 94, of Sebring Evelyn Lohnes Age 89, of Sebring Mary Ann Ronk Age 82, of Sebring Rickey Roskelly Age 55, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 54.8% No 45.2% 099099401007 T otal votes: 84 Arts & Entertainment6B Books9B Business9A Chalk Talk12B Classifieds11A Community Briefs5A Community Calendar5B Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby13B Editorial & Opinion4A Horoscopes13B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times13B News from the Watershed8B Pause and Consider13B School Menus11B Senior Scene10B Sports On TV2B Index www.facebook.com/newssun HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 4 4 0 0 1 1 B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comS EBRING The School Board of Highlands County is looking closely at out-s ourcing their custodial needs and Supervisor Wally C ox wants to make sure that the district, taxpayers and employees all benefit from a possible transition. Charlie Spencer, senior r egional vice president of GCAServices Group, and s ales director Liz Strunk were both on hand to answer questions and present theirb usiness model to the board on Tuesday. S pencer and Strunk candidly explained how GCA could provide a variety of s ervices to the school district and explained how economies of scale and weekly training would improve efficiency in thed ay-to-day custodial chores. Spencer and Strunk informed the board and Cox that the decision to fully integrate or to try a pilot programa s well as some hybrid of the two were all options. We can tailor the program to meet your needs, Spencers aid. I would like to look at a transition plan, Cox explained to the board. Cox pointed out that a lot o f outsourcing was already in progress for the custodial staff in all of Highlands County, and suggested that almost two-thirds of the cus-t odial staff were temporary workers provided by Sunshine Staffing. e are already on the path of privatizing our custoSchool board moves forward with privatization of custodians Sebring idle at George Jenkins Friday night Booker . . .3 5 Lake Placid .23 Clewiston . .27 Avon Park . .14 DETAILSINSPORTS, 1B By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING This years Dirty Dozen Mud Run II competition is fast approaching and Highlands County residents are all invited to attend. The second Dirty Dozen is scheduled for Oct. 29. The Dirty Dozen is a 12part, two-mile obstacle course and endurance competition that is full of challenges and a lot of mud. Sebring International Raceway project manager Lisa Celentano, event creator, first gave Highlands County a taste of the competition with the first DD in May. Dirty Dozen had approximately 150 registered participants. Celentano hopes to beat that number with Dirty Dozen II. Toping DD I numbers shouldnt be too hard with the new additions to the competition, the biggest being the Half Dozen. eve added a kids competition, the Half Dozen, Celentano said. The Half Dozen is geared for competitive kids ages 7 to 12 and will be a scaled down version of its adult counterpart. The Half Dozen will have only six obstacles and is only one mile of mud and fun. Celentano is anxious about the upcoming event. e have a couple of new obstacles this time. We have a climbing wall, weve added barbed wire to the course. They will have to crawl under it through mud. We also have a rope bridge and competitors will have to balance across the water Celentano said. The biggest and most noticeable addition to the competition is the mud. Everyone kept saying We want to get dirtierso we added more mud. There will be a lot of mud, said Celentano. The registered participants already are giving the first Dirty Dozen a run for its money. Celentano reported Friday that the competition has 100 pre-registered particDirty Dozen II will be a little bit filthier News-Sun file photo by KATARASIMMONS The Dirty Dozen Mud Run is scheduled to take place Oct. 29 at the Sebring International Raceway. The two mile fun run includes 12 muddy obstacles. See BOARD page 7A See DIRTYpage 7A More than a knee jerk reaction News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEYMembers of a an informal group, brought together by word of mouth, have begun a march to Washington D .C. to raise awareness about the need for immigration reform. N ews-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS A group of activists, drawing attention to the need for immigration reform, h ave only gratitude and respect for who see them as human beings, that is for the majority of Americans. By marching to Washington D.C. they hope to make more people think. One participant paraphrased the Bible, More blessed is he who hears the word and heeds it. See KNEES page 7A


Page 2ANews-SunSunday, October 9, 2011www.newssun.com Pub Block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 8 0 0 3 3 4 4 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; soc security below lottery; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 4 4 6 6 4 4 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; general above lottery*internet; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 6 9 9 1 1 Oct. 5 242628294250x:2N ext jackpot $10 millionOct. 1 6916243142x:4 Sept. 28 81015343945x:4 Oct. 7 246733 Oct. 6 311142530 Oct. 5 114162732 Oct. 4 521283036 Oct. 7 (n 8127 Oct. 7 (d 9733 Oct. 6 (n 5125 Oct. 6 (d 9472 Oct. 7(n 545 Oct. 7 (d 632 Oct. 6 (n 408 Oct. 6(d 150 Oct. 7 1214333510 Oct. 4 131925378 Sept. 30 41022423 Sept. 27 8924325 Oct. 5 720434654 PB: 17 PP: 4Next jackpot $71 millionOct. 1 112232743 PB: 31 PP: 3 Sept. 28 3041505153 PB: 8 PP: 2 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d daytime drawing, (n nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball PP: Power Play Lottery Center The News-Sun would like to remind the readers thatt he names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court ofl aw. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper andt he News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into theH ighlands County Jail on Thursday, Oct. 6: Lynn Wayne Allen, 42, o f Avon Park, was charged with fraud-impersonation a nd driving while license suspended. Alfred Alexander B rown, 44, of West Palm Beach, was charged with t wo counts of violation of probation reference giving false name/identification to law enforcement officer and resisting arrest without vio-l ence, and withholding support. Oscar Lee Brown, 26, of Lake Placid, was charged with two counts of drivingw hile license suspended. Jerry Lee Compton, 3 4, of Lake Placid, was charged with resisting an officer. Nina Claither Dennard, 47, of Avon Park, was charged with failure to appear reference issue/obtain property withc heck, and fraid-insufficent funds. William Ray Freeman, 21, of Sebring, was charged with aggravated battery. Steven Milo Griffin, 21, of Sebring, was charged w ith violation of probation reference marijuana distri-b ution/delivery within 1,000 feet of a specific area. Edward Lamar Hamilton, 29, of Lake Placid, was charged withl oitering. Ashley Harris James, 20, of Avon Park, was charged with violation of probation reference grandt heft. Hermino Torres Jaramillo, 36, of Lake Placid, was charged with violation of a municipal ordinance. Lakeisha Tameka Jones, 31, of Lakeland, was charged with operating a motor vehicle without a valid license. Linda Faye Moody, 54, of Avon Park, was charged with trespassing. Todd Bernard Packer, 51, of Avon Park, was charged with failure to appear reference possession of cannabis. Danyelle Denise Smith, 28, of Lake Placid, was charged with prostitution or assignation offer commit engage, and cruelty toward child act that could result in physical mental injury. Daniel Lee Summers, 51, of Sebring, was charged with battery. Heather Lee Warren, 23, of Sebring, was charged with three counts of violation of probation reference fraudulent use of a credit card and petit theft. PO LICEBLOTTER By ROMONAWASHINGTON editor@newssun.comOctober brings heightened awareness to breast cancer and a small group of womena re very much aware that some breast cancer goes undetected because many cannot afford mammograms. As a result, they have decid-e d to team up and present Get in Touch with the Power of Pink, an evening of shopping and networking that will result in a free mammogram being given throughS amaritans Touch Care Center. T he event will be held from 5-9 p.m. Thursday at Grace Bible Church, 4452T hunderbird Road. Samaritans Touch Care C enter is a faith-based charitable medical center providing free primary and specialized health caare to uninsured, financially strugglingf amilies in Highlands County. D iana Walker, the coordinator of Get in Touch with the Power of Pink, said sheh as a group of friends, who are also independent consulta nts, who like to join together and do expos for their clients and other interestedp ersons. This year, they wanted to do something to give back to the community a nd agreed that giving away a mammogram was the thing t o do. Rachel Nawrocki, executive director of Samaritans Touch, said, We are the only health care facility that offersf ree health care for those people who are at or below p overty level, including those who are on Medicare and/or Medicaid ... those people who have fallen through the cracks and have nowhere elset o turn. Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, which does all of the breast screening for clients of Samaritans Touch,h as donated three mammograms to be given away during the Power of Pink event. Register for one of the free mammograms at the Samaritans Touch CareC enter table. Stephanie Sherrae Salon & S pa is again doing the pink streaks in hairstyles for $5 and this year is offering pinkf eathers for $10. Other businesses who will h ave booths set up include Kaptured by Katara, B rewsters, The Spa at Hammock Falls, Building Blocks Early Learning Center, Florida Hospital Breast Care Center, and MattC hristian of ReMax Realty. Silent auction items will be o ffered by the independent consultants including Avon, B iltmore Inspirations, Jewel Kade, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Rodan & FieldsD ermatology, Thirty One Gifts, Jenns Jewels, Tupperware, Usana and F ortune Hi-Tech Market as well as other area businesses. A ll proceeds from the pink streaks and pink feathers, as well as silent auction, will go to SamaritansTouch. Winners of the silent auct ion items must be there to win. Get in Touch with the Power of Pink on Thursday Special to the News-SunWASHINGTON, D.C. Bruce C. Behrens, former city manager of Avon Park, recently received a 20-year service award from International City/County Management Association, the premier local government leadership and management organization. Behrenss achievement were celebrated at a special ceremony as part of the 97th ICMAAnnual Conference in Milwaukee in September. ICMAService Awards are based on the number of years of full-time employment in local government. Behrens is qualified by 20 years of professional local government experience. Prior to his appointment in 2010 as city manager in Avon Park, he served as town manager in Summerton, S.C. (20072009), city manager in Minneola (2005-2007 manager in Bluffton, S.C. (1999-2004 ager in Orange City (19961999). Behrens also served as planning director for the city of Ocoee (1988-1994 was assistant city manager for the city of Winter Park (1972 Courtesy photo A nnette Daneau and Larry Harbison are retiring this month from the Highlands County Sheriffs Office. Special to the News-SunSEBRING The H ighlands County Sheriffs Office said goodbye to two valued members this month. A nnette Daneau, administrative aide in the Detention B ureau, has been employed with the Highlands County Sheriffs Office since 1992 i n various capacities. Most recently she was the administrative aide to Detention Bureau Commander Major David Paeplow and provid-e d support for the entire jail staff. Daneau was also a member of the regional Jail Inspection Team, maint ained the Detention Accounts Payable schedu les, the Bondsmens List and many other duties. She was also responsible fork eeping up with all of the statistics within the jail, a lways ready with the numbers when needed for decision making. A lso retiring in October is Farm Manager Larry Harbison. Harbison joined the Highlands County Sheriffs Office in 2003 andf or the majority of his time with the agency he managed the Inmate Farm Program. This program supplied food c onsumed in the Detention Facility to include fresh v egetables, eggs and other products. Many inmates worked w ith Harbison, learned farming skills and helped to k eep up the farm. Most recently Harbison was called upon to help with b uilding maintenance. While undergoing the current renovations it was necessary to have all hands on deck and Harbison dis-p layed his can do attitude and worked as a maintenance technician until his retirement. HCSO members retire Sebring Rays fans are enjoying the team'sefforts to overtake the Red Sox for a spot in the playoffs.I think the Yankees & the Red Sox upper echelon personnel (owners, GMs. et al be "red faced" with their unbelieveable payrolls and the Rays with their paltry payroll are still hanging in there.Money buys a lot of players but brains can overcome some of the financial limitations. --Now Obama has lost $70 billion he had sent to Afghanistan. You would think after they couldnt locate the first billion they would start an investigation immediately before they sent 60 more billion. Obamas administration is so full of idiots to let a tragedy like this happen to the American taxpayers money. Then Obama has the nerve to say we may not get our Social Security money. That money is in our Social Security trust fund. Also our soldiers need their pay. Our grandson is a military police officer and he cannot go without his pay. This whole budget mess going on in Washington right now is Obamas fault because him and the other Democrats did not write up their budget for the last two years and now hes blaming everybody but himself. --Every day when I turn on the television there is another message giveaway of taxpayer money to union buddies, Solyndra, and then today a communications company. White House defense is this is political and, in my opinion, it sure is. The question is how much more of this money can be given away before the well goes dry. I think the only answer is impeach. Got something to say? Call the News-Suns Sound Off Line at 386-5621 and have your say anonymously. Just keep it clean and legal. Behrens, others get ICMA Longevity Awards


C M Y K Would you like to travel to London, Paris and Berlin?An exciting trip is planned for the summer of 2012 for any interested students and adults. For 15d ays, the travelers will explore Britain, France, A ustria, Czech Republic and Germany on an EF Educational Tour. G et up close and personal with some of the important e vents of World War II with this European Mosaic tour. The adventure begins i n London where you can wander along the Thames and experience the jewels of London. Then cross the English Channel by Eurostart rain to Paris where the group will visit the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower. Your next stops will be Heidelberg,G ermany where guests will visit the Heidelberg Castle t hen on to Munich to visit Dachau Concentration C amp. Then its off to tour Salzburg and Vienna, Austria a nd Prague, Czech Republic. The final destination will be Berlin, Germany where the group will visit Checkpoint Charlie and Potsdam. T he current price is valid for anyone who enrolls by O ct. 31. The tour package includes round trip airfare, all ground transportation by motorcoach and Eurostar t rain, hotel lodging, European breakfast and dinn er daily, full time EF tour director, and sightseeing tours led by licensed local guides. Tour price will increase a fter Oct. 31, so act now and take advantage of the current p rice. For more information contact Darrell or Lynn www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, October 9, 2011Page 3A MARTIAL ARTS (pp o nly pg 3 or 5; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 4 4 6 6 2 2 M USSELMAN APPLIANCES; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 10/9/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 6 6 6 0 0 B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING County Administrator Ricky Helms eliminated weekly reports toc ommissioners last month, raising concerns about government transparency. Each week, Helms produced a report designed tok eep commissioners up to date on each county department. According to Helms, he decided to stop the reportsb ecause he was receiving requests from the public of the briefings. Others wanted to jump on the bandwagon. They wanted to be on the distribu-t ion list, Helms said Monday in response as to w hy he chose to stop the reports. We are going to one-on-one briefings for thec ommissioners. That way we are not creating a written d ocument. I will also do the updates during the Tuesday meetings. If there are issues that the commissioners need to be aware of, we will brieft hem one-on-one. e were getting into the r ealm of records not yet created, Helms added as to why he stopped the reports. I n the one-on-one meetings, Helms explained, staff is very careful not to poll commissioners. e n ever ask them how they feel about an issue.S ometimes these are very complex issues so we are very careful how we present thei nformation. But there is often a lot of details that we need to include, Helmss aid. I dont think we are diluting transparency. Wew ill have individual meetings with commissioners a nd only provide documents that are public records and can be accessed by otherm eans. There is no impact to the public by making this m ove, Helms said. No, the public cannot attend those one-on-one meetings. They are considered staff level only H elms also used the reasoning that the reports took a significant time away from Helms and staff. es, those reports were c omprehensive and they took a lot of time to compile and edit for spelling and grammar and such. The information from thed epartment heads was really raw and had to be put into a readable format, said Helms. They were a big consumer of time and wed ont have as many hands as we used to have. Helms did confirm that the commissioners were aware that the reports hade nded, but stated that if the commissioners wanted, he would start doing thema gain. I work for the board. If they want the reports, I wills tart doing them again.I took it on myself to start and s top the reports, but if they still want them, I will provide them, Helms said. N o one commissioner asked for the reports to stop, I took t he initiative myself to do that. Commissioner Don Elwell confirmed that the reports had stopped, ands tated that he wished they had not. I found them very informative, Elwell said Monday. Helms cuts weekly reports to county commissioners C ourtesy photo Members of the Avon Park High School Digital Design class Juliana Jackson (top row, from left), Harley Shafer, Paola Santiago, Anthony Davis, and (lower row, from left) Baleigh Jackson, Teresa Devlin, Kelsie Jahna, and Tiffany Phillipscolaberate on the logo they designed for the upcoming Harvest Festival On Main. The eventis co-hosted byAvon and P ark Elementary Schools and will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 on Main Street in Avon Park. It will feature a costume parade, inflatables, trains, pony rides, a pumpkin patch, gamesand much more.For more information, call Park ElementarySchool at 453-4373. D igital Design delivery Associated PressO RLANDO Casey Anthony is taking a videotaped deposition for a civil lawsuit in which she is accused of ruining anotherw omans reputation. Attorneys for Zenaida Gonzalez will use videoconferencing Saturday to question Anthony, who will be at an undisclosed location in Florida. Anthony told detectives i n 2008 that her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, was kidnapped by a nanny named Zenaida Gonzalez. Detectives said no suchb aby sitter existed. Awoman with that name s ued Anthony, claiming her reputation was ruined. Anthony was acquitted of killing Caylee and releasedf rom jail in July. She is now serving probation on an unrelated charge at an undisclosed location in Florida. H er whereabouts have been kept secret since she h as received threats. COMMUNITYBRIEFS Continued on page 5A Anthony to be deposed in civil case Helms


Page 4AN ews-SunS unday, October 9, 2011www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIAL 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor E xt. 515editor@newssun.com S COTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comD AN HOEHNES ports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com C IRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com B USINESS OFFICEJ ANET EMERSONE xt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION At the outset of this colu mn, I need to point out that I am not a total Apple geek. I have never owned a Macintosh computer, nor have I ever considered one. I am one of those millions of people who stick with as tandard PC and Windows in its various versions, s ome better than others. I did flirt briefly with getting an Iphone when myB lackberry showed signs of death. But then Don and I w ere offered a great deal on Droid phones, so I went in that direction instead. A nd I admit to playing with the Ipad when Ive had a chance, either borrowing i t from a friend or finding it on display in a store. But i s pricey, and I havent been able to justify the expense given other things in the budget. But I am totally in love w ith my iPod. Technically, I have two iPods an old one that is living out its last days in my clock radio, where it awakens me in the morning with whatever music/audiob ooks thats still live on it, and my iPod Touch, which I a m very attached to. The iPod Touch is a great invention. Not only does it play the music Ive downloaded over the years( thanks to Itunes, where I probably spend way too much money), but I can watch television episodes and movies on it. It alsoc ontains a number of fun games, which help pass the time when Im sitting around somewhere waiting for someone or something. I even have a Bible program on it that I use frequently at church, (and yes, those who see me using it at church, I am reading my Bible when I use it during services, and not playing Angry Birds. Really). My iPod makes sitting in a dentists chair bearable, keeps me company when I go walking, and helps me stay on exercise equipment longer than 10 seconds. Because of all this, I count myself a fan of Steve Jobs and join others in mourning his passing at the young age of 56. Steve Jobs is an example of someone who followed his dreams. He tookc hances and didnt let setbacks keep him from trying a gain.He not only pushed the people around him, he pushed himself. T he products he had a hand in have profoundly i nfluenced tech in the world. And he never rested on his laurels. Instead ofs topping with the iPod, he went on to develop the Iphone and Ipad.Who k nows what would have come down the line had he l ived? Id like to close this column with two quotes from JobsJune 2005 Stanford commencement speech. Ic ould have picked any number of them, but these two stood out for me as someone who is trying to follow a dream or two of her own: our work is going to fill a large part of your life,a nd the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you b elieve is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you havent found it yet, keep looking. Donts ettle. As with all matters of the heart, youll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as they ears roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Dont settle. our time is limited, so dont waste it living someone elses life. Dont be trapped by dogma which is living with the results of other peoples thinking. Dont let the noise of othersopinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com RIP Steve Jobs Lauras Look Laura Ware EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com. To make sure the editorial pages arent dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun All items will run on a first-come basis as space permits, although more timely ones could be moved up. We believe your viewpoints are just as important as any community leader or government official, so consider this a personal invitation to get your two cents in. If Rick Perry were more in tune with the nations sentiments about immigration, he might have been clever enough to blame it on another Texas politician, Lyndon Baines Johnson. After finger pointing at the former president, Perry could have tempered his enthusiasm to appeal to middle Americas hesitancy about more immigration. Instead, Perry waved the red flag by promoting the DREAM Act and insisting that anyone who disagrees with him is heartless. Johnson would have been a perfect target. After all, Johnson was instrumental in setting off nearly a half century of contentious immigration debating. In 1965, Johnson signed the Immigration and Naturalization Act that changed America forever. The legislation marked a radical break with previous immigration policy and eventually led to profound changes in America. At the time Congress and specifically Ted Kennedy, the Immigration Acts most vocal proponent promised Americans that the new law would not produce significant changes in the nations demographic makeup. Johnson signed the bill at the height of the Civil Rights movement and during a period when considerable resistance had built up to the existing system of deciding which foreign-born individuals came to America. In his Congressional testimony, Secretary of State Dean Rusk joined other proponents when he repeatedly insisted that the numbers of new immigrants would not skyrocket. Finally, on Ellis Island at the signing ceremony, Johnson reassuringly said: This bill that we will sign today is not a revolutionary bill. It does not affect the lives of millions. It will not reshape the structure of our daily lives or add importantly to either our wealth or our power But Johnson, Rusk and other advocates were 100 percent wrong. Whether they lied or were uninformed is still debated today. Whatever their reasoning, the immigrant population soared over the ensuing decades mostly because of family reunification. Today, according to Census Bureau data, the foreign-born population is nearly 40 million. Perry cant be blamed for history in 1965, he was a high school sophomore. His problem is that voters perceive him as a candidate who wants to add to the entitlements illegal immigrants have benefited from during the last half century. Whatever sympathy Americans may have once had toward the immigration movement has slowly but surely eroded over the last 50 years. Shortly after the Johnson signed the new law internal enforcement, which had been vigorously pursued under President Eisenhower, all but vanished. Border security became more lax. Schools and hospitals strained under the pressure of providing for more immigrants. Gradually, Washington, D.C.-based ethnic identity lobbyists grew more vocal and more powerful. Soon, commercial banks and state governments accepted the bogus matricula consular card as valid identification. Some states issued aliens drivers licenses. Anyone who objected to an increasingly liberalized immigration policy was quickly shouted down as a racist. Then came what turned out to be the last straw for Americans determined to end illegal immigrant hand outs: the DREAM Act that would allow alien students to attend college and pay a lower, instate tuition fee. In 2001, Texas passed the first DREAM Act. Since then, after fierce Congressional battles, a national version of the DREAM Act has been beaten back more than 10 times. Perry should have realized that what worked in Texas wouldnt fly during the prime time candidatesdebates. As a result of his obtuseness, Perry will soon become a minor footnote in presidential politics not that anyone will miss him. The lesson for the other presidential hopefuls is a campaign that includes a sensible immigration platform, especially in this period of high unemployment, is a winner. Joe Guzzardi has written editorial columns, mostly about immigration and related social issues, since 1986. He is a Senior Writing Fellow for Californians for Population Stabilization (CAPS syndicated in various U.S. newspaperss. Contact him at JoeGuzzardi@CAPSweb.org. This column has been edited by the author. Representations of fact and opinions are solely those of the author. Perrys failure to learn from history cost him GOP support Guest Column Joe Guzzardi For example, fathers taught their sons how to hunt; mothers taught their daughters how to weave baskets. Determinings uccess was easy the boy either hit his target, or didnt; the girl completed her basket, or didnt. We live in a much more complicated world today. Ironically, in our effort to make life less demanding, we now need atl east 12 years of education just to navigate our way through it. A s learning became more elaborate and involved, it became difficult to determine which students understood and retainedw hat they learned. Then, as more children and adolescents became students, a shift in t hinking evolved. Instead of measuring a students progress by his improvement like a runner competes against her own time students were measured relative to each other like figure skaters are meas-u red against an ideal. The closer to the ideal a students work was, the higher the g rade. Hard work was rewarded; lack of effort was punished. At least thats the theory. What happened, however, is that grades became judgments, then ends in them-s elves. Inflation resulted. The idea of being average, which means a student adequately meets requirements and is doing just fine, is no longer enough to ensure self-e steem or satisfy parents. In the meantime, research into human development brought deeper understanding. Work by Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget established that all children go through the same stages, in the same order,a s they mature. Piaget discovered, however, that not all children take the same a mount of time to pass through those stages. Grading to an ideal does not take this i nto account. Nor does it factor in extenuating circumstances, like the students livi ng in homes where drugs are in use, or no one else speaks English, or over-worked parents have too little time. These complications mean some students lag behind the ideal, become dis-c ouraged, act out, give up, and finally drop out which is why educators look for w ays to keep them engaged. One such effort is the school districts policy to partially subsidize the grades of failing elementary and middle school students. The goal is not to pass a problemf orward, or give an unfair advantage to a select few who dont make an efforrt, but to help students remain hopeful about the future. Achild struggling in elementary school can blossom in the 10th grade. I n an imperfect world filled with hardship and stress, the News-Sun believes the student has to come first. Our goal should be ensuring the highest number of children and teens is adequately prepared to fulfill their potential. H opefully, the concept of grades will one day be replaced with something more a ccurate and humane. While we wait, however, we trust the administrators and teachers in our schoold istrict. They are trained professionals, often holding graduate degrees. When they p assionately warn us our current grading system works against students who carry burdens, or who are troubled, or who simply arent as capable, we need to pay attention, and take their advice seriously. Rightn ow, its the best we can do. Grading students fails the grade Time was, far away and long ago, education was simply a matter of learning a set of skills.


C M Y K Special to the News-SunSEBRING On Oct. 4, Highlands County commis-s ioners issued a proclamation declaring Nov. 5-12 Highlands County Week of the Family. This is the second year that the commis-s ioners have set aside a week for organizations and the community to honor children, parents and families. Impetus for the proclamation came from Bette Prine, who chairs the Highlands County Week of the Family organization. Prine started Highlands County Week of the Family in 2010, after seeing it successfully implemented in other Florida counties. Our goal is to strengthen families by offering a week of family-centered and uplifting activities that bring children, parents and families together and encourages them to spend more time with one another, Prine said. Planning for this years event is ongoing. For each day in the week, Highlands County Week of the Familyw ill offer suggestions for activities the family can do together in the home or outside the home. Week of the Family also h as partnered with festivals that fall within the dates of the Week of the Family. Families are encouraged to attend the 26th Annual Civilian Conservation Corps Festival at Highlands Hammock State Park and the Highlands Art League Fine Arts and Crafts Festival in downtown Sebring. Both events take place on Saturday, Nov. 5. As a tribute to Week of the Family, the Art League will sponsor a Childrens Art Contest, for children up to 6 years of age. Also on Nov. 5 is a Teen Summit for middle school students and parents at South Florida State Colleges (formerly SFCC University Center, sponsored by Drug Free Highlands and the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Alliance. A ll these events are free with the exception of the Highlands Hammock State Park admission fee, which is $6 per vehicle with up toe ight people per car load. Week of the Family participants also will be able to use the YMCAfor free on Sunday, Nov. 6 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Childrens Museum will offer a halfprice admission fee to families on Thursday, Nov. 10 from 5-8 p.m. and Royal Palms Bowling of Lake Placid and Kegel Bowling of Sebring will provide family discount packages on Friday, Nov. 11. Highlands Little Theatre will offer two childrens tickets at half price to those purchasing one adult ticket at full price C loud at 382-4487or visit eftours.com/enroll and type in the tour number 1113378 to find out more about this exciting trip and to enroll.Avon Park Legion and Belks team up for Breast Cancer AwarenessThe Avon Park American Legion Post 69 and Avon Park American Legion Auxiliary Unit 69 havet eamed up with Belks Clinique for Breast Cancer Awareness by holding a special event at Belks Department store from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Saturday,O ct. 15. Dr. Thomas Hudson, MD w ill be featured with a book signing on his new book Journey to Hope. TheA merican Legion and Auxiliary will be giving out m any breast cancer awareness items, as well as several autographed copies of Hudsons book. Lots of give aways as well as a $400 giftb asket raffle of Clinique products by Candy C lements, Clinique counter manager. All proceeds from the raffle go to the Susan G.K omen foundation for a cure. T ara Jones, owner of Starz Salon, will have staff there doing pink hair extentionsf or a donation to the cure as well.Tea Party plans flag wave, meetingSEBRING The Highlands Tea Party will have a flag wave from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday atU .S. 27 and Bayview Street (across from Aldis Grocery Store). This wave is to honor the veterans and the troops serving the United States. The group will also meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Homers Restaurant to hear from Highlands CountyS upervisor of Elections Joe Campbell. The buffett can be enjoyed before or after the meeting.County Homeowners meet MondaySEBRING Monthly meetings of the HighlandsC ounty Homeowners Association are held the second Monday of each month at the Sebring Country Estates Clubhouse, 3240G rand Prix Ave. This weeks meeting is open to the public and will be held from 9-11a .m. Free coffee, hot tea and doughnuts are provided. James Harris, Highlands C ounty Fire Services supervisor, will present a program o n fire safety inside the home. Harris will discuss home electrical safety, thes afe use of candles, holiday fire safety, fire escape plann ing and other topics that will help keep us safe in our homes. Cooking is the leading cause of home structure firesa nd home fire injuries. In 2010, U.S. fire departments r esponded to 369,500 home structure fires. These fires caused 13,350 civiliani njuries, 2,640 civilian deaths and $6.9 billion in d irect damage. Melissa Yunas, wildfire mitigation specialist, Florida F orest Services, will present a program on fire safety outside the home. Yunas will present a new program, Ready, Set, Go!, that willi nstruct homeowners on subjects such as creating a defensible space, fire-safe construction and fire-resistant landscaping. She willa lso explain the importance of emergency supplies, p lanned evacuation routes and evacuation checklists as part of a Wildfire Action Plan. As of Sept. 25 of this y ear, Florida has had 4,442 wildfires with 216, 935 acres burned. With an extremely long dry season Highlands County residents are at riskf rom a wildfire almost constantly and need to protect their homes outside from these threats. Attend this meeting so y ou can share this valuable information with your Homeowners Association ata future meeting. Call Chairman Rick Ingler f or any additional information at 273-5182.P arkinsons support group meets MondayS EBRING The Parkinsons disease support g roup for the Highlands County area will meet Monday at First BaptistC hurch of Sebring (corner of Lemon and Pine Street). T he program this month will be speaker Jeanna Csuy with the topic of Balance, Gait and Exercise: Concerns in Parkinsons disease. T his unique presentation will help people living with P arkinsons understand how the cardinal symptoms of Parkinsons contribute tom obility issues including postural changes, balance a nd falls issues. Family caregivers will learn cues to assist the person living with P arkinsons in maintaining safety during mobility. For more information, call 453-6589 or 453-6419. The Highlands County P arkinsons Support Group is part of the national network of support groups affiliated with the American Parkinsons DiseaseA ssociation. More than one million Americans have P arkinsons Disease. Today people with Parkinsons disease and their families can find help with information from their local supportg roup.Events planned at lodges, postsA VON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will have NASCAR on the screen at 2 p.m. today. Form ore information, call 4529853. The American Legion Post 69 will host karaoke by Naomi today. Call for time.T he Legion/Auxiliary meetings are set for 7 p.m. Monday. For more informa-t ion, call 453-4553. LAKE PLACID T he American Legion Placid Post 25 will host m usic with Steve and Peggy from 5-8 p.m. today. The Legion E-Board meetings at6 p.m. Monday. The Legion General and Auxiliary EB oard meets at 6:30 p.m. Auxiliary General meets at 7 p.m. For details, call 4650975. The Lake Placid Moose 2 374 will have NASCAR on the screen and Karaoke with F ireman. Call for times. The Moose Legion meets at 6 p.m. Monday. For details,c all 465-0131. The Lake Placid Veterans o f Foreign Wars 3880 Ladies Auxiliary will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday. For details, c all 699-5444. The American Legion Placid Post 25 will host a casino trip on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Cost is $25; receive $30f ree play and $5 food voucher. Coffee and doughnuts will be served from 7:458:15 a.m. Bus leaves at 8:30 a.m. from the AmericanL egion Post, 1490 U.S. 27 North. Sign up before W ednesday, Oct. 19. Nonmembers welcome. For details, call 655-0232. SEBRING T he VFWPost 4300 will have karaoke from 5-8 p.m. today with BilDi. The Mens Auxiliary will meet at 7 p.m. Monday. Frank E willh ave music from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday. For details, call 385-8902.Lake Placids Got Talent! plannedLAKE PLACID Atalent program will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4 at theL ake Placid High School Commons. Cost is $5 admission. D o you have a talent? Show it off. Open to people of all ages. Acts limited to2 .5-3 minutes. Auditions being held on S aturday, Oct. 22 beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Lake Placid High SchoolC ommons. You must pre-register to a udition. Registration deadline is 3 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21. Registration forms available at LPHS office or from any LPHS cheerleader. Costi s $10 registration fee per act. F or more information and rules, contact Cindy Rivers at 699-5010 or 441-5010. S ponsored by the Lake Placid High School C heerleaders. All proceeds to benefit the cheerleading program at Lake Placid High School.Gem and Mineral Club meets TuesdaySEBRING Tuesday is the date to remember for thef irst meeting of the Highlands Gem and Mineral Clubs new year meeting and will take place at 7 p.m. at Church of Christ, 3800S ebring Parkway, rear fellowship hall. The public is welcome and there are no dues or membership fees. An interest ina ny aspect of geology, mineralogy, or lapidary will allow attendees to enjoy andl earn about the interesting hobby of rockhounding and collecting and turning miner-a ls, crystals and ores into works of art. A ttendees will also have the opportunity to purchase and increase personal collec-t ions and learn how to look for certain types of rocks or m inerals, whether in the field, at rock shops, shows or even yard sales. Since the birthstones for October are Opal andT ourmaline, attendees are encouraged to display, wear o r show their personal specimens or jewelry. Discussion on these gemstones will fol-l ow. For more information, call 4 53-7054. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, October 9, 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&N DEVELOPERS; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 10/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 4 4 6 6 3 3 AFFORDABLE CARE**********; 3.639"; 8"; Black; I O16-6 main; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 6 5 5 7 7 Stephenson Nelson ****; 7.444"; 5"; Black; obit page; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 6 7 7 6 6 CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Continued from page 3A Annette B. Dewel 94, of Sebring passed away on Oct. 6, 2011 in Sebring. S tephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements. E velyn S. Lohnes 89, of Sebring died Oct. 2, 2011. Arrangements were handled by Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring. Mary Ann Ronk 82, of Sebring died Oct. 3, 2011. Arrangements were handled by Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring. Rickey Wade Roskelly 55, of Sebring died Oct. 4, 2011. Arrangements were handled by Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring. Death notices Week of the Family being organized See FAMILYpage 7A


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C M Y K ipants. The Dirty Dozen II also partnered up with The School Board of Highlands Countyf or this competition. e just got approved by the school board to create groups. The groups are teams of 10 and can be a combina-t ion of students, parents, teachers, and coaches, Celentano said. Celentano hopes to raise funds from the DD II andd onate them to a notable cause, just as she did with the last one. Every time we do these events we give to one military agency. With the firstD irty Dozen we gave funds to Wounded Warriors. We a lso gave to Ducks Unlimited and the VFWthis year, Celentano said. Celentano has her eye on an organization called Folds of Honor for the DirtyD ozens donation. With only three weeks left until the big event, Celentano hopes that all the new additions, as well as the worthyc ause, motivates people to participate. e are also having a Hot Body contest. Its cool because we arent makinga nyone get on a stage and be looked at. We will have judges walking around and whichever male and female get the most nods then theyw ill win. Its all about choosing a person who is a representative of hard work. It is af itness competition and we want to recognize the hard work on their bodyC elentano said. The participants wont see t hose cute little duckies hidden throughout the course again but if theyre luckyt heyll snag a ghoulish little pumpkin hiding out in the mud. e have 12 pumpkins, we o nly had eight ducks last time. They will be numbered so that we know who the winners are and no one tries to pull a fast one, Celentanos aid. There will also be a costume contest as well as plenty of beer, food, music and fun. The prizes include cash,6 0th anniversary 12 Hours of Sebring race tickets, clothing, and packages from Budweiser. Adult registration is curr ently $50 per person. Children ages 7-12 are $35. Small adult groups of foura re $180 per group and the school groups of 10 are $250. Entry forms can be picked u p at several locations including the Sebring I nternational Raceway, YMCA, Golds Gym, Sebring Chamber ofC ommerce, and Highlands Independent Bank. Entry forms can also be printed off of the Dirty Dozen website.S pectators for the event are free, however there will be a $5 parking fee at the Raceway. The deadline for pre-regist ration forms is Oct. 25. The entry fees include a Dirty Dozen T-shirt, beer and beverages, and lots of mud. Forms should be returned orm ailed to the Sebring International Raceway. Registration will also be held the morning of the competition. We are trying to push fitness and racing. This is a fun, great event and we are alle xcited about it, Celentano said. Visit ddozen.com or cont act Celentano at the Raceway 655-1442 ext. 213. E ntry forms and fees can be dropped off at the Raceway or mailed to 113 MidwayD rive Sebring, FL33870. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, October 9, 2011Page 7A V eranda Breeze; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; proces, 10/9/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 6 6 6 4 4 for its production of The Drowsy Chaperone, which runs from Nov. 4-20. W eek of the Family is also organizing its own C elebration of the Family, a special event which will take place on Saturday, Nov. 12f rom 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Bert J. Harris Jr. Agricultural C enter at U.S. 27 South and George Boulevard. Celebration of the Family w as very successful in 2010. We had approximately 400 attendees and 32 vendors. The Palms of Sebring very generously provided lunch atn o charge to participants and has offered to do so again this year, Prine said. Opening ceremonies for this years event will be per-f ormed by the Avon Park High School Junior ROTC C olor Guard and soloist Mark Swift. Awelcome will be given by County Commissioner Barbara Stewart. Live entertainmentw ill follow with half-hour performances by Stepz D ance Studio, The Mountain Dew Cloggers, Music and Song by Tony Suazo, ValH enrysMartial Arts America and Magic by Nelson. B ooths will be located inside and outside the building. Each vendor and e xhibitor is being asked to provide educational, handson activities or a door prize. No selling will be permitted. Week of the Family welc omes contributions from all organizations, businesses and individuals who want to help make the event a success. Ways to contribute includem aking a monetary or an inkind gift; setting up a booth; v olunteering to help with planning, organizing and staffing Celebration of the Family; donating door prizes and offering free or discount-e d services. Week of the Family is a 5 01(c3ganization. Visit the website at www.highlandscountyweekofthefami-l y.org for information on how sponsors will be recogn ized. Aschedule of suggested daily activities for families to do together is also liste d on the website. Those who wish to have a booth at Celebration of the Family may copy an application from the website or con-t act Debra Caruso at 3827228 or by e-mail at debra_caruso@doh.state.fl.u s. For further information, c all Prine at 386-1791 or email her at b lp1802@aol.com. Family is focus during special week C ontinued from page 5A dial work, but these folks bring a possible savings tot he budget, Cox said. Spencer informed the s chool board that if his company were to take over the complete job of custodi-a l work, the district could see upwards to a 25 percent savings. S ome of the savings would come from bulk c hemical purchases through GCA, but the majority would come from labor costs. our biggest cost is in l abor, and if you keep a hybrid model, then we will not realize as much as a savings, but if you allow us to provide the labor, then market values will dictate the f inal numbers, Spencer said. T he employee union as well as some of the custodial staff had a lot of ques-t ions about the possible privatization, including current j obs. es, we retain as much as 80 percent of the employe es when we take over a district. We give all the employees an option. We provide weekly training and have good benefits. We area lso willing to negotiate with any union for a contract, but that happens after the school board makes a decision with us, Spencerp ointed out. Spencer was very candid a bout employee feelings concerning the privatizat ion. I would imagine they w ont like it. There is a lot of fear, and there is change. We stress background testsa nd everyone has to reapply through our company to b ecome an employee, Spencer said. e have stricter rules for s ome things. We randomly conduct inspections on work and we handle employees differently than the school district. We stress efficien-c y, Spencer pointed out. Cox received a consensus from the board to look at some sort of cost estimates and was directed to preparea n request for proposal as the next step in the informat ion gathering stage. land of the free and represented all people. Its what America stands for We are not demanding amnesty, or an open border policy, said de la Rosa. e just want a fair chance. Right now there is noa venue open, no line to get in. Every member of the group, which has grown week to week, love theU nited States and is grateful to the American people who understand. Ninetynine percent of Americans are good people, de la Rosa said. O ne young woman, with calloused hands and a deep t an, said in broken, but understandable English, I thank God for bringing me here, and thank you United States. The marchers hope to reach Washington D.C., buta re taking the experience one day at time. The farther we go, the harder it gets, Ramirez said. I was raised as much by m y teachers and coaches as I was by my parents, de la Rosa said. They taught me the American way dont be a bully, be nice, playh ard, get up when youre knocked down, and dont walk over your fellow man to get ahead. Were all immigrants in this world, he added with a sad smile, were all just passing through. Let those whose f amilies who were never immigrants cast the first stone. Knees taking group to Washington, D.C. Continued from page 1A Continued from page 1A Dirty Dozen II field of competitors grows C ontinued from page 1A Board considers privatizing custodians


C M Y K Page 8ANews-SunSunday, October 9, 2011www.newssun.com 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 SEBRING GAS CO.; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 10/9/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 6 7 7 8 8 Special to the News-SunSEBRING Rob Mixon of Sebring was recently recognized by the Federal Aviation Administration when it pre-s ented him with the coveted Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award. This prestigious award is earned by pilots who have flown for 50 years with-o ut an accident or rule violation. Mixon has flown air shows, aerobatic competition, and even survived ane pileptic student who became rigid on the airplanes controls during the students flight training. With the controls frozen Mixon turned off the engine to go down,a nd turned it on to go up. Remembering that situation M ixon said, The old movie God Is My Co-Pilotcame to mind. M ixon has a total of 2 0,000 hours of flight time and specializes in teaching basic aerobatics, tail wheel, and beginning students to fly at Placid Lakes Airport, LakeP lacid (www.betterpil ot.com). His articles and aviation poetry has been published in Aviation Historian Sport Aviation Sport A erobatics Ballooning Magazine and elsewhere. He has taught aviation subjects, as an adjunct professor, at Miami-Dade CommunityC ollege. Among the noteworthy fliers who have been recognized are Arnold Palmer, PGAgolf professional, Neil Armstrong, NASAastronaut,a nd Francis Gobrenski, World War II Ace. Mixon receives Master Pilot award C ourtesy photo Rob Mixon recently received the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award from the Federal Aviation A dministration. B y SUSAN HARRIS Special to the News-SunDuring National Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Social Security offices acrosst he country will join in recognizing the many contribut ions of Hispanic Americans to the United States, and in celebrating Hispanic heritagea nd culture. The website is recognized a s being at the forefront for providing information and services in Spanish. Find out w hy by visiting www.segurosocial.gov. The popular Spanish-language website offers a vast amount of information that is usefult o people whose first language is Spanish. The www.segurosocial.gov website features more than 100 Spanish public informa-t ion pamphlets, leaflets, and fact sheets. The website also l ets visitors use benefit calculators, sign-up for direct d eposit, and locate their nearest Social Security office. But one of the best features of the site is the new Spanish-language RetirementE stimator at www.segurosocial.gov/calculador. The R etirement Estimator allows visitors to receive an instant, personalized estimate off uture retirement benefits. And whats better, visitors c an try out different scenarios to see how they would change future benefits, like c hanging future wage estimates or retirement dates. Its a great tool for planning for the future. If you want to visit an o ffice and speak with someone in Spanish, interpreter services are available in the event that there is not a Spanish-speaking representa-t ive working in the office. To learn about interpreter service s, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/espa n ol/interpreter.htm. In addition, the national toll-free number (1-800-7721213) provides automated prompts in Spanish for allc allers. Toward the beginning of the call, the caller will be a sked to continue in English or Spanish; its as easy as that to get service in the preferredl anguage. So whether it is via the I nternet, through face-to-face office visits, or over our national 800 number, Social S ecurity remains committed to providing quality service to an increasingly more diverse American public. This National Hispanic H eritage Month, visit www.segurosocial.gov to learn about Social Security in Spanish. S usan Harris is the temporary manager of the Social Security branch in Sebring. Spanish is the second language


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, October 9, 2011Page 9A DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 10/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 1 2 4 0 3 NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PLACEMENT; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; IO11105HS0 sebring bus; 0 0 0 1 2 6 5 8 BUSINESS Special to the News-SunSEBRING – More than 40 brides and their friends were delighted with the choices presented at the gala the seventh annual Central Florida Bridal Gala held at the Kenilworth Lodge last Monday evening. The gala is the central Florida region’s largest bridal show featuring approximately thirty of the finest bridal service providers in the area. Food, fashions, hair designs, photographers, flowers, reception dcor and entertainment, registry services, a limo and a wedding dove release – all the essentials of a great wedding and some of the fun frills were showcased to brides. Delicious samples from Golden Palms Catering were passed throughout the evening. Wedding cake samples from Homemade Creations, Molly’s Treats and the new 27 Degrees North Bakery were tasted by the attendees. There was even a courtyard wedding set up by the Kenilworth Lodge and Taylor Rental. The most popular elements of the gala were the fashion show and door prizes. The fashion show had more than 25 models featuring styles and flowers for the entire wedding party. Elizabeth’s Bridals featured gowns from Mary’s and Christina Wu. Maxcy’s Men’s Wear presented the best in today’s tuxedo styles. Affordable flowers provided bouquets and Stephanie Sherrae Salon and Creative Hair Designs featured hair and make-up styles. Prizes awarded included general door prizes such as free tuxedos, spa certificates, jewelry, photography packages, flowers and more from the exhibitors. Bride’s Grand Prize winners were Leahann Hodge, winner of an all-inclusive honeymoon package at Sandals Resorts, and Cara Connelly, winner of the Delaney Photography package. The Central Florida Bridal Gala is held the first Monday in October each year. For more information contact the Kenilworth Lodge 385-0111. Brides-to-be enjoy Central Florida Bridal Gala at Kenilworth Lodge Courtesy photo More than 40 brides visited the seventh annual Central Florida Bridal Gala at the Kenilworth Lodge last week where they were able to see the latest bridal fashions and register for prizes. Special to the News-SunSEBRING — Two new agents have j oined the staff at Ridge Real Estate. Bob Dygert has had an extensive Florida lifestyle experience. He and his wife Shirley (and five little ones) arrived in Florida in 1956. He has been involved in Florida real estate ever since. The Dygerts moved to Sebring in 2001 and he has been a Realtor for almost seven years specializing in home, condominium and property sales. Dygert has been active in his life as president of his chamber of commerce, president of his Rotary Club, chairman of his district for Boy Scouts and has participated in city and county committees. Chuck Lyons and his wife moved to Sebring eight years ago from Massachusetts. He presently holds a builder’s construction license, a Florida real estate license and a Florida Community Manager’s license. Lyons’objective is to provide his clients with personal, professional service. Ridge Real Estate is at 4119 Sun ‘N Lake Blvd. (directly across from Florida Hospital). Call 385-7799 or visit their website at www.ridgefl.com. Dygert, Lyons join Ridge Real Estate staff Admit it: You probably spend more time comparison shopping online than reviewing your annual benefits enrollment materials. That’s a big mistake because the money you could save by choosing the right employee benefits package probably far exceeds any savings you could get on a big-screen TV. For example, many people don’t sign up for an extremely valuable benefit – flexible spending accounts (FSAs). If your employer offers them, FSAs let you pay for eligible out-of-pocket health care and/or dependent care expenses on a pre-tax basis – that is, before federal, state and Social Security taxes are deducted from your paycheck. Using an FSAto cover expenses you would have paid for anyway reduces your taxable income by that amount, which in turn lowers your taxes. Here’s how it works: Say you earn $40,000 a year and are in a 25 percent tax bracket. If you contribute $1,000 to the health care FSAand $3,000 for dependent care, your taxable income would be $36,000 – about a $1,000 reduction in federal taxes alone, depending on your marital status, withholding deductions and other factors. (Use the calculator at www. dinkytown.net to evaluate your situation.) Health Care FSAs let you pay for IRS-allowed medical expenses not covered by medical, dental or vision insurance, including deductibles, copayments, orthodontia, glasses and contact lenses, prescriptions, chiropractic, smoking cessation programs and many more. Check IRS Publication 502 at www.irs.gov for a list of allowable expenses. Dependent Care FSAs let you use pre-tax dollars to pay for expenses related to care for your children, disabled spouse, parent, or other dependent incapable of self-care, including: Licensed day care or adult care facility fees. Services provided in or outside your home (including babysitter, nursery school or summer day camp) so that you and your spouse can work, look for work, or attend school fulltime. Beforeand afterschool programs for dependents under age 13. Babysitting by relatives over age 19 who aren’t your dependent. For some lower-income families, using the federal Flexibile spending accounts slash Personal Finance Jason Alderman See FLEXIBLE, page 10A


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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, October 9, 2011Page 11A IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO. 2009-CA-001787 BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F /K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P.; Plaintiff, v s. HAROLD BROWNING. AL.; Defendants. N OTICE OF SALE N OTICE IS GIVEN that, in accordance with the F inal Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 2 6, 2011, in the above-styled cause, I will sell to t he highest and best bidder for cash at the Jury A ssembly Room in the basement of the courth ouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870 at 11:00 A.M. on October 1 8, 2011, the following described property: L OTS 336 AND 337, SYLVAN SHORES EST ATES SECTION D, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR 1055HighlandsCounty Legals PUBLIC AUCTION FOR TOWING & STORAGE 1994 THUNDERBIRD 1FALP62W3RH211677 ON OCTOBER 22nd, 2011, AT 9:00AM AT PRECISION AUTO BODY 734 CR 621 EAST LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 October 9, 2011 PUBLIC AUCTION: OCTOBER 21, 2011 AT: 9:00 AM LOCATION: AVON TOWING: 1102 KERSEY ST. AVON PARK, FL 33825 YEAR MAKE VIN # 2002 FORD 1FTRE1482HB27108 October 7, 2011 1050Legals I N THE CIRCUIT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C ASE NO. 28-2009-CA-001405 W ELLS FARGO BANK,N.A. Plaintiff, v. SAMUEL PADILLA; NIURKA MARTINEZ A/K/A NIURKA PADILLA; MYRA D. LEUNG; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MYRA D. LEUNG; UNKNOWN TENANT # 1; UNKNOWN TENANT #2; AND ALL UNKNOWN P ARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER OR A GAINST THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS, who a re not known to be dead or alive, whether said u nknown parties claim as heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, spouses,or other claimants; Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE Notice is hereby given that, pursuant to the F inal Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 27, 2011, in this cause, I will sell the property situated in HIGHLANDS County, Florida, described a s: LOT 2, BLOCK 161, SEBRING HIGHLANDS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 97, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. a/k/a 1617 WARFIELD PLACE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at public sale on October 26, 2011, to the highest bidder, for cash, in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida, in accordance with section 45.031, Florida Statutes, beginning at eleven o'clock a.m. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any. other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated at Sebring, Florida, this 28th day of September, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk October 9, 16, 2011 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C IVIL DIVISION Case No.: 11-000281-GCS H IGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, P laintiff, vs. C ARTER CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, LLC, S ION K. CARTER, JULIE A. CARTER, and RICHARD R. HOWARD, SR., Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the Final Judgment on Verified Complaint'' (the "Fin al Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on September 21, 2011, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in H ighlands County, Florida, as described below at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 5 90 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 3 3870, on October 19, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.: S EE ATTACHED EXHIBIT "A" E XHIBIT "A" L ot 1, R.A.W. Subdivision, according to the p lat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 14, Page 14, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. The Real Property or its address is commonly k nown as 1843 US 27 North, Sebring, FL 33870. T he Real Property tax identification number is C -26-34-28-050-0000-0010. A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus f rom the sale, if any, other than the property o wner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a c laim within 60 days after the sale. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida / s/ Lisa Tantillo D eputy Clerk O ctober 2, 9, 2011 1050Legals NOTICE OF SALE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO: Leapert Thomas that on 10/21/11, at 11am at Dwight's Mini Storage 1112 Persimmon Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. The personal property in Unit #64 of Leapert Thomas will be sold or disposed of PURSUANT TO F.S. 83.806(4 October 9, 16, 2011 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 08000272GCS TAYLOR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORPORATION, P laintiff, v s. T AYA I. MORRIS; UNKNOWN TENANT #1; U NKNOWN SPOUSE OF TAYA I. MORRIS, ET. AL., D efendant. N OTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated September 4, 2011, and entered in Case No. 08000272CS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein TAYL OR, BEAN & WHITAKER MORTGAGE CORP., is t he Plaintiff and TAYA I. MORRIS; UNKNOWN TENA NT #1; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF TAYA I. MORRIS, e t. al., are the Defendants. Robert Germaine as T he Clerk of the Circuit Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in the JURY ASSEMB LY ROOM, BASEMENT, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 AT 11:00 A.M. on October 28, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: L OT 6, BLOCK 148, LAKEWOOD TERRACE ADDITION, SHEET NO. 3, AS PER PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 94, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 3rd day of October, 2011. Robert Germaine As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk October 9, 16, 2011IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: FC11-932 DIVISION: FAMILY BARBARA L. CALDWELL Petitioner and JEFFREY S. CALDWELL Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Jeffrey S. Caldwell 2759 Brantford Rd., Symrna, Delaware YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Barbara Caldwell, whose address is 310 E. Booker St., Avon Park, FL 33825, on or before October 21, 2011, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, before service on petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file a Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the Clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in s anctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated September 15, 2011. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Alicia Perez Deputy Clerk September 18, 25; October 2, 9, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION C ASE NO.: 282010CA000004AOOOXX GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. REBECA A. GALLO; UNKNOWN TENANTS(S POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated the 27th day of September, 2011, and entered in Case No. 282010CA000004AOOOXX, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein GMAC MORTGAGE, LLC, is the Plaintiff and REBECA A. GALLO and UNKNOWN TENANTS(S SUBJECT PROPERTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 26th day of October, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 64, BLOCK 195 OF SUN 'N LAKES ESTATES OF SEBRING UNIT 11, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 69 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 28th day of September, 2011. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk October 9, 16, 2011 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 11-512 GCS FANNIE MAE (``FEDERAL NATIONAL M ORTGAGE ASSOCIATION''), P lantiff, vs. T ODD R. JOHNSON A/K/A TODD RAY J OHNSON, et al, Defendants. N OTICE OF ACTION T O: T ODD R. JOHNSON A/K/A TODD RAY JOHNSON L AST KNOWN ADDRESS: 4760 Myrtle Beach D rive, Sebring, FL 33872 ALSO ATTEMPTED AT: 684 W. Cottonwood D rive, Cedar City, UT 84721 and 512 S. Orleans A venue, Unit 2, Tampa, FL 33606 C URRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN Y OU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclos ure of Mortgage on the following described prope rty: L OT 65, IN BLOCK 344 OF SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES O F SEBRING, UNIT 16, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10 AT PAGE 4 OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHL ANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. 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 Marshall C. Watson, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, w hose address is 1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 1 20, FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before N ovember 17, 2011 a date which is within thirty ( 30) days after the first publication of this Notice in T HE NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk o f this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. 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C M Y K Page 12ANews-Sun Sunday, October 9, 2011www.newssun.com MEDIA ADVERTISING MULTI-MEDIA ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE We are a South Central Florida Newspaperis accepting resumes for a qualified OutsideSales Representative that values teamwork and has a desire to succeed. The successful candidate must have at least 6 months to 1 year sales experience. Is highlymotivated and enjoys building client relationships, not afraid to ask for a sale, professional, enthusiastic, and exhibit a high level of integrity. This position is the perfect choice for anyone loving to sell a product you believe in. We offer base salary plus commission; excellent benefits to include medical, dental, life, 401k and more; paid time off; and training. Send reply to box 305 The Daily Commercial P.O. Box 490007 Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 EOE EXPERIENCED PLASTERERNeeded. Must have transportation. Call Robby 863-441-1833 ADVERTISING SALESASSISTANT We Are Expanding! We have a new position available, in Central Florida for a ADVERTISING SALES ASSISTANT Responsibilities: Scheduling client appointments. Maintaining advertising schedules. Client relations and assist Multi Media Account Executive. Salary + Commission. Send reply to box 306 The Daily Commercial P.O. Box 490007 Leesburg, FL 34749-0007 EOE 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment D R. AUGUSTOCUELLAR Beginning October 1, 2011, will not be available. Forward Information To Be Requested to: 863-800-0487CHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us: 385-6155 News-Sun Classified 1100Announcements 1055H ighlandsC ounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT F OR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 2010-CA-001120 D IVISION: U CN: 282010CA001120XXCICI W ALTER MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC AND M ID-STATE TRUST VI, A TRUST P laintiff, v s. THOMAS SOUTH; JANET SOUTH; D efendant(s NOTICE OF SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT, PURSUANT TO THE JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE ENTERED I N THE ABOVE CAUSE, I WILL SELL THE PROPERTY SITUATED IN HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORI DA, DESCRIBED AS: L OT 37 & 38 IN BLOCK 21 SECTION 2 PLACID L AKES, PAT BOOK 6, PAGE 21 AS PER OR BOOK 4 96 PAGE 639 PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA A T PUBLIC SALE, TO THE HIGHEST AND BEST B IDDER, FOR CASH, O N OCTOBER 26, 2011, AT 11:00 AM AT HIGHL ANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, SEBRING, FLORIDA. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN T HE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 D AYS AFTER THE SALE. I F YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY WHO N EEDS ANY ACCOMMODATION IN ORDER TO P ARTICIPATE IN THIS PROCEEDING, YOU ARE ENTITLED, AT NO COST TO YOU, TO THE PROVISION O F CERTAIN ASSISTANCE. PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE OF THE ADMINISTRATOR AT ( 863)534-4686 AT LEAST SEVEN (7) DAYS BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED COURT APPEARANCE, O R IMMEDIATELY UPON RECEIVING THIS NOTIFICATION IF THE TIME BEFORE THE SCHEDULED A PPEARANCE IS LESS THAN SEVEN (7 YOU ARE HEARING OR VOICE IMPAIRED, CALL 7 11. I D ATED: October 3, 2011. CLERK OF THE COURT B y: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk O ctober 9, 16, 2011DUMMY 09 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00011623AD PARTNERS 1X4.5 AD # 00012420


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, October 9, 2011Page 13A Contact UsBy Phone( 863) 385-6155By Mail2227 US Hwy 27S Sebring, FL 33870By E-Mailwww.newssun.com/contact/ PONTIAC SUNFIRE'03 needs fuel p ump & battery. Drivers window needs r epair. Cold air. 94K mi. $1200 Call 8 63-273-3420. F ORD 1982F150, 4 X 4, MUD TRUCK. $1000 obo. For More Info Call 8 63-214-3658 or 8693-801-4346 9450Automotive for Sale 9000 TransportationROD &REEL Jarvis Walker. New, 6 '6"-7', 4 for $75. Call 865-699-1953 8250Hunting & FishingSupplies 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & Supplies SEBRING COMMUNITYGARAGE S ALE on SIDEWALKS at the CIRCLE D OWNTOWN. Large Variety of Sellers. S aturday Oct. 15th, 2011 7am ? S EBRING -MOVING SALE! 3411 V illage Rd. Sat, Oct 15th, 8am 3pm. 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Excellent condition! $ 900 newasking $200 / Curio c abinet, wood & glass $175. 8 63-414-4066 7040Appliances 7000 MerchandiseL AKE PLACID2 BAYS 1 W/bathroom & o ffice w/roll up door 30 x 30, $350 p er/mo.. The second is a 20 x 30, roll u p door, $300 per/mo. Call Craig 2 39-848-7839. 6750Commercial Rental SEBRING NEWEXECUTIVE HOME! 3br./2ba. 2 Car Garage. Stainless Appl., incl. Dishwasher. Tile & Wood Floors. 1 0' Ceilings. $850 mo. + $400 Sec. 7 524 Sun N Lakes Blvd. 863-446-7274 S EBRING -Lake Josephine Area. Unfurnished. 2BR/1BA Florida room, Laundry room & small shed. Close to b oat ramp. $525/mo. + first & last & security. Call 863-655-4528 S EBRING IMMACULATENEWER 3/2/1. All tile, new paint, dishwasher, W/D, s mall screened in porch, extra large shady lot plus lawn service. No smok-e rs. $850 + security. Call 863-773-3956 SEBRING 3/2Lakefront home w/pool. M any upgrades. Enjoy boating, fishing & swimming, right in your own back y ard! $1000 per mo 1st./last/sec. 321-452-7090 or 863-446-0760 SEBRING -Woodlawn Elementary School area, 2BR/1BA, new carpet & p aint, fenced backyard. Stove & Refrig. Carport. Lots of living area! $500 mo + 1 st. + last & dep RENTED! SEBRING -3BR / 2BA, Huge 2 car g arage, privacy fenced back yd., sec. sys., C/A/H, sits on 2 lots, W & D hook u p. Irrigation sys w/ well. $900 mo. + $900 sec. Dep. 863-446-0276 R EFLECTIONS /SILVER LAKE, Park Model, 2BR/ 1 BA / Kitchen, living & d ining room, W & D hookup. Deck & Shed.No steps inside. $45,000. L ot S39 Call 863-452-2217 PLACID LAKES3/2 full baths. New H ouse $750/mo. + $750 dep. Beautiful v iews, quiet & nice. All tile & new appl. 305-926-7987 L AKE PLACID3/2 997 Washington Blvd. 2 car garage. Screened back p atio. $700/mo. Call 305-804-5464 6300Unfurnished Houses 6300Unfurnished HousesL AKE PLACIDWinter Rental! Nov-Apr, 3/br, 2/ba, fully furn., lg. 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C M Y K By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK Avon Park turnovers lead to a 27-14 loss to Clewiston Friday night atJ oe Franza Stadium. Turnovers. It was the fact that our turnovers put our defense in some tough positions, said Avon Park head coach Andy Bonjokian. All told, the Devils put the ball on the ground six times which led to four turnovers, r esulting in two touchdowns and a field goal for Clewiston 17 points in a 13-point loss. Avon Park would score their seven first when Ryan Dick connected with wide receiver Jarviel Hart for a 68-yard pass earlyi n the second before Charles Louis was able to pound in from the three for the score. Clewiston returned the f avor with a 26-yard floater from Tyler Clemons to T eangelo Ulett, but the point after was short after a persona l foul put the Tigers out of range. A n Avon Park turnover at the 20-yard line four minutes later set up Clemons and Ulett a second time for the score, and the two point conversion put the Devils down 14-7. With 2:40 in the half, the Devils released the ball again, putting the Tigers just 29 yards out. But the Devil defense held, forcing Clemons to settle for the field goal at the half. Clewiston returned the second half kick-off for another field goal and Avon Park took their turn at their own 29-yard line, but fumRed Devils serve Tiger turnovers SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, October 9, 2011 MyFWC.comThe Future Fisherman Foundation (F3 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC ing seminar for anyone interested in angler and aquatic education training. This years event will be at the 4-H Camp Ocala (18533 NFS 535 Altoona, FL32702) the weekend of Oct. 22-23. This seminar is open to teachers, 4-H leaders, Boy/Girl Scout leaders, Future Farmers of America personnel and anyone interested in getting students involved with fishing and aquatic education. Trainers will teach the principles of nationally recognized programs such as Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs. The intent of this seminar is to give everyone a good working knowledge of sportfishing techniques and aquatic education and instill confidence in them to train others in their respective organizations, said Mark Gintert, F3 executive director. We also intend to show them a host of other available resources and the next steps for their programs once they get established. Biologists from the FWC will cover a wide variety of topics, including local biology, habitat, conservation, equipment operation and life skills. Aprimary goal of the FWC is to create the next generation that cares by enabling youth and families to reconnect with nature through a variety of active, naturebased recreational activities. Such activities will enable them to live happier, healthier and smarter lifestyles while becoming future resource stewards (MyFWC.com/Youth). The FWC is implementing ways to reach out to schools and other organizations that deal directly with students across the state, said Rich Abrams, the FWCs Marine Aquatic Education coordinator. This event will bring together a diverse group of people who share the same goals of getting students involved with the great outdoors and learning to be stewards of Floridas aquatic environments, echoed Steve Marshall, the FWCs Freshwater Angler and Aquatic Education coordinator. Marshall will help lead the seminar. Atravel stipend is available for participants through a Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation grant, making the cost minimal. Interested parties should go to FutureFisherman.org to register. Space is limited, so register immediately. Participants will pay upfront for their stay and meals at Camp Ocala (approximately $73 per person), but the Future Fisherman Foundation will reimburse $150 per person in travel expenses for up to three people per organization. Participants will receive the Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs curriculum, fishing equipment instruction and many additional educational tools. This will be an in-depth training that will encompass hands-on equipment use, ways to help youth plan for the future, and environmental stewardship activities for which Hooked on Fishing is known. Instructors for the program will be Mark Gintert, executive director of the Future Fisherman Foundation; Jennifer Saranzak, FWC marine biologist/education specialist in marine fisheries; and Steve Marshall, FWC fisheries biologist in freshwater fisheries. For registration questions, call Steve Marshall at 561292-6050 Hooked on Fishing teacher training available News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Allie Mann, seen reaching for a dig Monday night, stepped up big at the service line in Sebrings win over Lake Gibson Thursday. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.com and ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comIt went the distance, but Avon Park was able to overcome a lot of obstacles to pull out a 14-25, 25-23,29-25, 26-24, 15-11 win against the Lady Bulldogs of Frostproof Thursday night. With 12 digs and 3 aces, Libero Jamie Wirries lent a huge hand to the Lady Devils, as did middle Kayla Wilson drawing 12 kills and two blocks. e had some things to deal with before the game, but we knew we wanted to come back and beat Frostproof, head coach Stephanie Devlin said. I didnt expect it to go five games, but our minds were somewhere else.We are still missing Ashley (Chacon Vonteria Klatt. And Teresa (Devlin an injured hand, but this was a great revenge win over Frostproof. The Devils were actually ahead seven points but let a floater serve get them off track. Even though we were down three points or so in the final game, I knew in my heart that we were going to win, Devlin said. We were not very hard hitting tonight, Teresa got hurt in the Sebring game, she had a really good game against Volleyball sees net gains Thursday See VB, Page 3B N ews-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE C harles Louis carries this Tiger defender with him for his second touchdown of the night. But those would be Avon Parks only two scores in Fridays 27-14 loss to Clewiston. Devils, Dragons double downed Clewiston27Avon Park14 News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Jarviel Hart breaks into the open on a long pass play to set up Avon Parks first touchdown Friday night. See AP, Page 4B By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comAstormy first half was too much for Lake Placid to overcome as the Tornadoeso f Sarasota Booker topped the Green Dragons 35-23 Friday night. The defense, which h ad been a strong staple the last few w eeks, was whipped u p as Michael Jones capped off a gameopening drive with a five-yard touchdown to put Booker on the board with a two-point conversion making it an 8-0 lead. Lake Placid would answer back and reach the end zone on a 7-yard A.J. Gayle run to cut it to 8-7. But while the Tornadoes would pile up the yardage on the ground most of then ight, with Jones totaling 286 yards by gamesend, it was through the air that they would get t heir next two scores. Quarterback Alex R iddle found Ricky J ones Jr. on a 62-yard score, with Jones Jr. then passing for the two-point conversion to make it a 16-7 margin. Then, after a Dragon drive was stopped, a severely underthrown pass from Riddle was turned into a score. Jones Jr., streaking down the right sideline had to come back six yards and corral the ball amid a trio ofL ake Placid defenders before maneuvering his way out of the pack and taking it in for a 26-yard score. T he conversion failed, but the lead was now up to 22-7. I t was then back to the g round game as Michael Jones carried it on all six plays of Bookers ensuing drive, finishing it off with a three-yard run. The Dragons were able to drive close enough for a Lake Placid bested at Booker See LP, Page 4B Booker35Lake Placid23 Courtesy photo Nevada Weaver wraps up Booker running back Michael Jones for one of too few times Friday night in the Tornadoes 35-23 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. More information and entry forms are available at www.highlands.k12.fl.us/~lph L ook under Current Happenings. YMCA Youth BasketballSEBRING The Highlands County F amily YMCAis currently signing up for our Youth Basketball Program for ages r anging from 4-14. The program is having an all boys age g roup, 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 .Corporate ChallengeSEBRING The 3rd Annual Corporate Challenge will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the YMCAin Sebring. Promoting health and wellness in the workplace emphasizing teamwork. Entry fee $300 per team. All registered participants receive a free YMCAmembership starting April 30 until Oct. 15. Event list: Coed One Mile Relay; Coed Golf Challenge; Team Surfing; Office Dash Relay; Frantic Frisbee; Coed Basketball Shoot-out; Eggsecutive Toss;4 x 25 yard Swim Relay; Three Legged Race; Two Person Raft Relay; Vandy Football; Wheelbarrow Race; and Tug-ofwar. All proceeds benefit the youth programs at the YMCA. For more information, contact Jonathan Joles at jonathanjymca@hotmail.com or call 382-9622.Busy fall for local golfersLocal golfers should find links active during the coming 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 tot he clients. On Sunday, Nov. 6, the Mens Golf Association of Sun n Lakes is sponsoringa golf tournament with proceeds to benef it the Veterans Assistance Fund. There will be an auction and several o ther fundraisers going on during this tournament. O ne field is sold out and another has been opened for this event. A merican 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.Night Moves 5KSEBRING 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 ChambersAnnual Night Moves 5K 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 DIVISION SERIES(Best-of-5; x-if necessary) AMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit 3, 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 3, New York 2 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 St. Louis 3, Philadelphia 2 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 1, Philadelphia 0 Milwaukee 3, Arizona 2 Saturday: Milwaukee 4, Arizona 1 Sunday: Milwaukee 9, Arizona 4 Tuesday: Arizona 8, Milwaukee 1 Wednesday: Arizona 10, Milwaukee 6 Friday: Milwaukee 3, Arizona 2, 10 inningsLEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES(Best-of-7; x-if necessary) AMERICAN LEAGUE Saturday, Oct. 8: Detroit (Verlander 245) at Texas (Wilson 16-7 Sunday, Oct. 9: Detroit (Scherzer 15-9) at Texas (Holland 16-5 Tuesday, Oct. 11: Texas (Lewis 14-10 at Detroit (Fister 11-13 Wednesday, Oct. 12: Texas (Harrison 14-9) at Detroit (Porcello 14-9), 4 p.m. x-Thursday, Oct. 13: Texas at Detroit (Verlander TBD), 4 p.m. x-Saturday, Oct. 15: Detroit (Scherzer TBD) at Texas, 8:05 p.m. x-Sunday, Oct. 16: Detroit (Fister TBD at Texas, 8:05 p.m. NATIONAL LEAGUE Sunday, Oct. 9: St. Louis at Milwaukee, 4:05 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10: St. Louis at Milwaukee, 8:05 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12: Milwaukee at St. Louis, 8:05 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13: Milwaukee at St. Louis, 8:05 p.m. x-Friday, Oct. 14: Milwaukee at St. Louis, 8:05 p.m. x-Sunday, Oct. 16: St. Louis at Milwaukee, 4:05 or 8:05 p.m. x-Monday, Oct. 17: St. Louis at Milwaukee, 8:05 p.m.WORLD SERIES(Best-of-7; x-if necessary) 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 Philadelphia100221 Pittsburgh100243 N.Y. Rangers001123 N.Y. Islanders000000 New Jersey000000 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Buffalo100241 Toronto100220 Boston010012 Montreal010002 Ottawa010035 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Tampa Bay100251 Florida000000 Washington000000 Winnipeg000000 Carolina010015WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Detroit100253 Nashville100232 St. Louis000000 Chicago010012 Columbus010023 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Vancouver001134 Calgary000000 Colorado000000 Edmonton000000 Minnesota000000 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas100221 Los Angeles100232 Phoenix000000 San Jose000000 Anaheim010014 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursdays Games Pittsburgh 4, Vancouver 3, SO Philadelphia 2, Boston 1 Toronto 2, Montreal 0 Fridays Games Buffalo 4, Anaheim 1 Los Angeles 3, N.Y. Rangers 2, OT Tampa Bay 5, Carolina 1 Detroit 5, Ottawa 3 Nashville 3, Columbus 2 Dallas 2, Chicago 1 Saturdays Games N.Y. Rangers vs. Anaheim at Stockholm, Sweden, late Tampa Bay at Boston, late Ottawa at Toronto, late Philadelphia at New Jersey, late Carolina at Washington, late Florida at N.Y. Islanders, late Nashville at St. Louis, late Columbus at Minnesota, late Dallas at Chicago, late Detroit at Colorado, late Pittsburgh at Calgary, late Phoenix at San Jose, late Buffalo at Los Angeles, late Sundays Games Montreal at Winnipeg, 5 p.m. Pittsburgh at Edmonton, 9 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 Lake15116514335 FC Dallas13117463634 Colorado11912454240 Portland11137403844 Chivas USA81212364039 San Jose61114323340 Vancouver51610253250 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. xclinched playoff berth ___ Thursdays Game Vancouver 3, Real Salt Lake 0 Saturdays Games San Jose at New England, late Philadelphia at Seattle FC, lateCHAMPIONSHIPMinnesota 3, Atlanta 0 Sunday: Minnesota 88, Atlanta 74 Wednesday: Minnesota 101, Atlanta 95 Friday: Minnesota 73, Atlanta 67BASEBALLAmerican Association AMARILLO SOXReleased RHP LaCurtis Mayes. FARGO-MOORHEAD REDHAWKSReleased C Kole Zimmerman and RHP Jordan Hartley.BASKETBALLNational Basketball Association NBANamed Don Vaden vice president, director of officials.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFLFined Baltimore DT Haloti Ngata $15,000 for lowering his helmet into the back of New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez; Oakland DL Richard Seymour $7,500 for each of two hits against New England QB Tom Brady and RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis; Washington LB Rob Jackson and undisclosed amount for driving St. Louis QB Sam Bradford to the ground and Washington LB Perry Riley and undisclosed amount for striking a defenseless player fielding a punt. MINNESOTA VIKINGSSigned LS Cullen Loeffler to a three-year extension. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTSReleased RB Eric Kettani from the practice squad. Arena Football League ORLANDO PREDATORSNamed Kenny McEntyre director of player personnel.HOCKEYNational Hockey League NHLFined New York Rangers F Mats Zuccarello $2,500 for boarding Los Angeles Kings F Kyle Clifford in game played in Stockholm, Sweden. MINNESOTA WILDAssigned C Eric Nystrom to Houston (AHL MONTREAL CANADIENSSigned D Joe Callahan to a one-year contract. Released G Nicola Riopel, D Tony DeHart and F Ben Winnett.COLLEGENCAASuspended Ohio State WR DeVier Posey for five more games, OL Marcus Hall, DL Melvin Fellows and RB Daniel Herron for one more game and must repay benefits after receiving pay for work not performed from a booster. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid T UESDAY: 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. FRIDAY: Football vs.Avon Park,7:30 p.m. Sebring 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.; Bowling at Port St.Lucie,3:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Football at George Jenkins,7 p.m. SFCC TUESDAY: Volleyball at Polk State College,7 p.m. THURSDAY: Volleyball vs.Florida College,7 p.m. S ATURDAY,Oct.15: Volleyball at Brevard Tri-Match,vs.Brevard,Noon,vs.St.Johns R iver,2 p.m. Avon Park TUESDAY: Volleyball at Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Golf vs.Sonrise Christian, Pinecrest,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. FRIDAY: Football at Lake Placid,7:30 p.m. N N F F L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . 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C M Y K Sebring, but we still got the job done. Devlin pointed out that the team was still looking for a setter to step up and take command on the court. I am still trying to work out who my number one setter is out there. I really need to get one of my setters to take the lead there, Devlin added. Elsewhere, Sebring solidified their number two ranking in the district standings w ith a three-set sweep of visiting Lake Gibson. Though it wasnt quite as easy as the sweep might make it sound. Theyre the type of team that could beat us if we dont come to play, head coach Venessa Sinness said. But the Lady Streaks did come out to play, especially in the 25-14 first-set win, though the Lady Braves put the pressure on to keep it close in a 25-22 second-set Sebring win. That pressure was amped up all the more in the third set and had Lake Gibson looking to push it further, leading 19-15 when Sinness took a time out to stem the tide. Collected after the brief break, the Streaks took fiveo f the next eight points, but were still looking up at a 2220 deficit. Thats when I sent Dino ( Lower) back in and told her to finish it for us, Sinness s aid. L ower served up the next point, but the Braves got it back for a 23-21 lead, which was when Allie Mann stepped up to the service line. (Mann back line for our 22nd point, Siness said. And that essentially ended it. You could see when the ball hit that they were done. With Mann serving, Sebring scored the next three points to secure the set and match win. There are still errors and were playing not to lose rather than to win, Siness said. Im not sure if its a lack of confidence within themselves or with the team as a whole, but were making errors that we shouldnt be this late in the season. The season is, in fact, in itsfinal stages, with the last two district contests this week with trips to Winter Haven Tuesday and Lake Gibson Thursday before heading to the Dig Pink Tournament in Orlando next weekend. Abig move was also made Thursday as Lake Placid tooka big step up and atoned for a n earlier loss to DeSoto with a five-set win. Teams may have been somewhat mislead when Sebring handled the Bulldogs rather easily in early September, but that was with DeSoto short one of itstop hitters. W ith their line-up back at full strength, the Lady Dogs then went out and swept both Avon Park and Lake Placid g iving the Lady Dragons some serious pause as to their c hances for a seventh straight district title. B ut head coach Linette Wells got a look at what the team needed to work on in that match, and work on it they did. e did exactly what we have been practicing for W ells said. We eliminated their middles and forced them to set outside. We had a wall at the net and the defense played amazing. It didnt start out quite so amazing, however, as DeSoto stormed out to a 25-15 win in the opening set. B ut the Dragons did some storming of their own, rolling to a 25-12 trouncing in the second set to even it up. T he back-and-forth of lopsided wins continued with the B ulldogs taking the third set 25-15 before the two teams b oth came out swinging in a topsy-turvy fourth set. When the dust settled, it was even again as Lake Placid eked out the 26-24 win. Then it was back to the w ay of the routs as the Lad y Dragons werent challenged in the 15-5 clincher. Alana Nielander had a busy night, with 18 kills and 16 digs to lead the team in both categories, while RhoniG avagni dished out 36 assists and recorded five aces. Now 9-2, 5-1 in district play, Lake Placid finishes off i tsdistrict schedule with a Tuesday home match with A von Park and a road date at F rostproof Thursday. The one blemish on the night was South Floridas three-set loss to visiting Hillsborough in Suncoast Conference play, continuinga frustrating season for a Lady Panther team that is far too talented for the results being seen. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, October 9, 2011Page 3B DUMMY 09; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, sponsor golf tour; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 5 5 HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 6 6 6 9 9 DUMMY 09; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, sponsor golf tour; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 2 2 1 1 5 5 HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 6 6 6 9 9 News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE Madison Harris, left, and Bianca Nortelus surge forward to go for a dig, but the Lady Blue Streaks had little trouble sweeping past Lake Gibson Thursday. News-Sun photos by DAN HOEHNE and EDBALDRIDGE Above left: Jamie Wirries gets low fot this dig Thursday as Avon Park atoned for an earlier loss by topping Frostproof. Middle left: Ashley Townsend, front, and Breauna Corley work on their celebration leaps, which would come in handy when Lake Placid got past DeSoto Thursday night. Left: Desirae Burris goes out of bounds in an effort to get the ball back into play in Thursdays loss to visiting Hillsborough. Get the paper delivered to you! NEWS-SUN-6155 Continued from 1B VB teams go three-for-four Thursday Were playing not to lose rather than to win. VENESSASINNESS Sebring head coach


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Ocala Trinity Catholic vs. Monsignor Pace, susp. Ormond Beach Calvary Christian vs. Florida Air Academy, ppd. to Oct 10. V iera vs. Fort Pierce Central, ppd. Treasure Coast vs. St. Lucie West Centennial High School, ppd. to Oct 10. Floridas Friday Football Scores bled again setting up another Tiger TD. Dick would connect with Hart again in the fourth for a 37-yard pass and run to set the scene for Louis to rumble in from the three to cap the game at 27-14. e have got to learn how to put the ball in the end zone. No excuses, the guys just did not execute, Bonjokian said. We rant he ball well against them, B onjokian said, adding that the Devils struggled with pass coverage. e struggled with zone and we struggled with man. Right now we are going to work on correcting that. We need to bounce back because we are district for the rest of the year Bonjokian said. Right now we are going to concentrate on what we did wrong and focus on Lake Placid next week. Avon Park visits the county-, and now district-, r ival Dragons at Roger Scarborough Memorial Stadium next Friday. Continued from 1B AP looks ahead to Lake Placid No excuses. The guys just did not execute. ANDYBONJOKIAN A von Park head coach Vincente Barajas field goal to make it 29-10 at the half. Lake Placids offense got back on track to open the second half, driving downt he field before quarterback Robert Walton snuck it in from the one to cut the lead down to 29-17. T he defense got back on their game as well, keeping B ooker off the board for the r est of the third quarter. But the first three possessions of the fourth quarter were three and outs, though the defense thwarted a Tornado possession at the 10. Another Booker drive to the 10, however, would not be stopped as another touchdown pushed the lead back out to 35-17. Gayle would add another Dragon score on a short run, but with just over one minute left on the clock, and the ensuing onside kick being recovered by the Tornadoes, it was just too little, too late to dig out oft he first-half hole. You feel lousy about losing, but we were excited about the improvement we saw from last week, head coach Jason Holden said. e won last week, but you have to consider the opponent and we scored the same number of points against Booker. It was just tough adjusting to their speed, Holden continued. They had some guys that can really fly which forces you to take different angles. We moved the ball a lot better offensively and defensively, were not perfect but we are improving and if we can c ontinue to get better, well be all right. Lake Placid hosts Avon Park on Friday. Continued from 1B LP surge in second half not enough Courtesy photo Robert Walton didnt have much time to throw on this play, though the Dragon offense did move the ball well in Fridays loss at Booker. NEWS-SUN 385-6155


The Community Calendar prov ides a brief listing of local clubs a nd organizations who meet on a regular basis. It is the respons ibility of the group to update the News-Sun on any changes in this listing by calling 3856155, ext. 516; send any changes by e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail them to News-Sun Community Calendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870.S UNDAYAmerican 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 o pen 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p .m. Members and guests only. P ost is at 528 N. Pine St., S ebring. Call 471-1448. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 lounge is open from 1-7 p.m. Card games start at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 4652661. Lake Placid Moose has karaoke in the pavilion. Horseshoes played at 9:30 a.m. Food available at 4 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Overeaters Anonymous, m eets from 4-5 p.m. in second floor conference roomNo. 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland M edical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. Call 3827 731. No dues, fees or weighins. For details on the organizat ion, go to www.oa.org Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. C all 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 o ffers NASCAR racing in the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open a nd kitchen open from 2-5 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-3920. Veterans of Foreign Wars P ost 3880 serves hamburgers f rom 4-5:30 p.m. and plays p oker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1 224 County Road 621 East, L ake Placid. Call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 Karaoke is from 5-8 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 3 85-8902. MONDAYAl-Anon LET IT BEGIN WITH ME family group meets at 10:30 a.m. every Monday at the Heartland Christian Church on Alt. 27 in Sebring. The church isb ehind Southgate Shopping C enter where Publix is. F or more information call 3855714. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal Church, Lakeshore Drive,S ebring. For more details, call 3 85-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. Call 314-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Rosewood Center, 517 U.S. 27 South, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 202-0647.. American Legion Post 74 Sons of Legion meet at 6 p.m. Executive board meets at 7 p.m. on second Monday at the post, 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Post open noon-8 p.m. Call 471-1448. AmVets Post 21 meets 6 p.m. second Monday, at the post, 2029 U.S. 27 South, Sebring. All members welcome. AmVets Post 21 plays 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 M onday from 1-2:30 p.m. in F lorida Hospital Conference R oom 3 in Sebring. Call 4020 177 for guest speaker list. Fairmount Mobile Estates L unch Bunch meets at noon s econd Monday at Homers S morgasbord in Sebring. Call 3 82-0481. Florida Association Home a nd Community Education m eets from 9-11 a.m. weekly on Mondays at The Agri-Center. The group of sewers and crafters make items for residents of adult congregate living facilities. Call Penny Bucher at 3850949. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clogging class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at Reflections on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club meets the second and fourth Monday at the Sebring Country Estates Civic Association clubhouse, 3240 Grand Prix Drive (down the street from Wal-Mart). Dancing will be held every month until April 2008. Classes are being started now in the Sebring and Lake Placid area. For morei nformation, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or visit the Web site at w ww.samdun.net Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering p ony rides every Monday and W ednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., w eather permitting. $5 donation p er child. Call 452-0006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September. Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. M ain St., under the direction of A nthony Jones. Musicians of all a ges are welcome. For informat ion, 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 w elcome. Vic Anderson, musical d irector. Call Bill Varner at 3860 855. Highlands County H omeowners Association meets the second Monday of each month at 9 a.m. at the Sebring Country Estates Clubhouse at 3240 Grand Prix Drive in Sebring. Highlands County Parkinsons Support Group meets at 10 a.m. second Monday at First Baptist Church in Downtown Sebring. Call 4536589. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. Call 402-6540. Highlands Sertoma Club meets at noon, Takis Family Restaurant, Sebring. Highlands County Senior Squadron, Civil Air Patrol the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary meets the second and fourth Monday nights at the Sebring Airport Terminal Building. All are welcome. Call 471-1433 between 4 and 7 p.m. Insulin Pump Support Group meets from 3-4:30 p.m. the second Monday of every month in conference Room 3 of Florida Hospital. This group is open to all insulin pump wearers, their families and anyone who is interested in knowing more about insulin pumps. Preregistration is not required. For information, call 402-0177. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and Painting, 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 Gebhart will t each Fabric Painting at the cent er. For information call Dan D aszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Art League will h ave Open Studiofrom 1-4 p.m. Bring your projects in whate ver medium, to work in a friendly atmosphere. Cost is only $2 per session. Call Pat Keesling, 699-2058. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. Call 4652661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to n oon everyMonday at Heartland C hristian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2 494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon P ark. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Lodge p hone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous N ever Alone Candlelight meets a t 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First C ongregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863 information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 12-4:30 p.m. second and f ourth Monday in Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes B lvd. No meetings from end of M ay to October. Call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Highlands C ounty meets at 6:15 p.m. at 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 385-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. Smoke-free environment. C call 471-3557. Sebring Historical Society o pen 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. M onday-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 Monday at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages served from 1 p.m. to closing. C all 655-3920. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL632, Sebring meets at 2 p.m. for weigh-in at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. Call 659-1019. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Call 699-5444. Womans Club of Sebring meets at noon on the second Monday for lunch, from October throughMay, at the clubhouse, 4260 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 385-7268. TUESDAYAging Advocacy Council meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month in the Nu-Hope Conference Room at 11:30 a.m. for a brown bag lunch with the meeting starting at noon. Contact Debbie Slade at 3822134 Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discussion and Twelve Step study at noon, Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. American Ex-POW Highlands County Chapter, meets 6 p.m. Call Ted Biever, 382-3285, for meeting place. American Legion Placid P ost 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard and euchre, both at 1 p .m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m. t o 9 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs s erved. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. C all 471-1448. Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 1 56 meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St., AvonPark. Boys ages 1 1-17 are eligible to join. Call 452-2385. Avon Park Lakes Association has Womens Salad Bar at noon on the second Tuesday of each month. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. Avon Park Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Avon Park Lions Club meets 6:45 p.m., dinner, Lions Club, 1218 W. Bell St., Avon Park. Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Nu S igma Chapter of Avon Park, m eets the second and fourth T uesday each month in the m embers home. Call president M ary Joinerr at 382-4488 or vice president Linda Webster at 3851124. Busy Bee Craft Club meets 9-11 a.m., Fairway Pines, Sun N Lakes Boulevard, Sebring. Everyone is welcome. For more details, call 382-8431. Celebrate Recovery meets e very Tuesday night at The R ock, Union Congregational C hurch, 28 N. Butler Ave., Avon P ark. Abarbecue meal is served a t 6 p.m. for a donation. At 6:45 p .m., members meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group breaks up into small groups for men and women. The program is designed for drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, death or illness grief, low or lost selfesteem or identity due to dysfunctional relationships, depression/anxiety, or any other need f or healing. Contact Pam Sim by calling 453-3345, ext. 106. The Computer Club at B uttonwood Bay meets the s econd and fourth Tuesday of each month November through March. We invite anyone interested in expanding their computer knowledge to attend the Buttonwood Bay Bytes Computer Club meeting. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For m ore details, call 385-3288. G2G (Grandparent to G randparent) a support group t o help grandparents raising grandchildren, meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at One Hope United, 7195 S. George Blvd., Sebring. Call 214-9009. Happy Paws Dog Obedience Club Inc. meets at 7 p.m. second Tuesday at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. Obedience classes are available. Call 471-9778. Heartland Dog Club Inc. of Florida meets at 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday at Homers Buffet, Sebring. Obedience classes (all breeds) are held on Wednesday evenings at Sun N Lake Elementary School. Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog testing available. AKC-pointed shows held annually in April. Call 385-7474 or 385-7803 or visit www.HeartalndDogClubofFlorida .net Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus meets from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Sebring High School Music Room, Sebring. All men who enjoy singing are invited. Reading music is not required. Call 4712294 or 386-5098. Highlands Gem and Mineral C lub meets 7 p.m., second Tuesday, Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring. Club does not meet in July, August or September. Call 453-7054. Highlands Senior Center Bingo every Tuesday 6-9 p.m. at 3400 Sebring Parkway. Doors open at 4 p.m. Cards on sale at 5 p.m.; games start at 6 p.m. Great snack bar. For more information, call 386-0752. Highlands Tea Party meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Homers Restaurant, 1000 Sebring Square. Call 386-1440. Hope Hospice grief support g roup meets at 11 a.m. at 319 W Center Ave., Sebring; and 4:30 p.m. at Southern Lifestyle A LF, across U.S. 27 from Florida H ospital Lake Placid. Call 3820 312. Insulin Pump Support G roup meets from 2-4:30 p.m. second Tuesday at Nu-Hope of Highlands County, 6414 U.S. 27 South, Sebring. Optional education/refresher session from 2-3 p.m. Support group meets from 3-4:30 p.m. This is a free support group fro all patrients with insulin pumps, or for those who want to know more about them. Call 414-6444 for information. Knights of Columbus Council 5441 meets 8 p.m. e very second and fourth T uesday at Knights of Columbus Hall, 900 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. Call 385-0987. Knights of Columbus Council 5441 Auxiliary meets 8 p .m. every second Tuesday at K nights of Columbus Hall, 900 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. Call 3850 987. Lake Placid Art League has c lasses in Parchment E mbossing from 8 a.m. to noon a nd 1-4 p.m. at the Cultural C enter, 127 Dal Hall Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant. For information, call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Art League Woodcarvers will have Focus on Airbrushing from 1-4 p.m. and O pen Carving from 5-8 p.m. at t he Art League, 127 Dal Hall B lvd. Call Norm Pelland, 4655 510, or Ken Lorant, 699-0172. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens i ts lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. H appy hour is from 2-5 p.m. Card games at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Grief Support (Hope Hospice meets at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, with Charlie Stroup. Refreshments served. Door p rize given. Call 465-0568. LAKEPLACIDLIONSClub meets at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. for din-n er)the second Tuesday each m onth at Herons Garden, 501 U S 27 North, Lake Placid. Call J eanne at 699-0743. Lake Placid Moose has a general meeting and a Moose Legion meeting at 7:30 p.m. the second Tuesday at the lodge. Lake Placid Veterans of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary 3880 meets 10 a.m. second Tuesday at 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Call 6995444 for details. Lorida Community Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lorida Community Center to plan events. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets at 7 p.m. second Tuesday at Highlands Regional Medical Center second floor class room. Friends and family are welcome. Call Janet Turvey at 465-3138. Nar-Anon Support Group for family members or friends of someone with a drug problem or addiction. Nar-Anon helps attain s erenity and a more normal life f or those affected by the addict ions of loved ones, regardless o f whether or not he/she has s topped using. 6 p.m. every T uesday at First Baptist Chuch o f Lake Josephine, 111 Lake J osephine Drive, Sebring. National Association for th e Advancement of Colored People, Highlands County Branch executive meeting mee ts 6:30 p.m. second Tuesday at RCMA/Hopewell Center in room 16. For information, call All Hinson at 399-2243, Rev. Robe rt Walker at 414-6474 or Davette Thompson at (312 Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday at Avon Park Seventh d ay Adventist Church, 1410 W. A von Blvd. No dues, fees or w eigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidgeIntergroup.co m Call 382-7731. Visit www.oa.org for more informatio n on OA. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ever y Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888. Placid Lakes Home and Property Owners Association Inc. has its board meetings at 7 p.m. second Tuesday at Placid L akes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Annual meetings a re i n February. Quarterly meetings a re in May, September and D ecember. There is no board m eeting in July. Rotary Club of Sebring ( Noon) meets at noon at the Sebring Civic Center, near the library in downtown Sebring. Fo r i nformation, call 385-3829 or 4 71-9900. Sebring Bridge Club will h ave Duplicate Bridge games e very Tuesday evening. If inter ested in playing Duplicate Bridge, call 385-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays darts, beginning with sign in at 6 p.m. Games start at 6:30 p .m. No experience necessary. C ost is $2. Smoke-free environ ment. Call 471-3557. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves soft shell tacos 5-7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Bee f franks and Italian sausages s erved from 1 p.m. to closing. E uchre is played at 6:30 p.m. C all 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Ca ll 3 85-2966. SertomaClub meets at 7 a .m. at Dees Restaurant, S ebring. Call Scott Albritton at 4 02-1819. The Sons of AMVETS meet s at 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at the Post, 2029U .S. 27 South, Sebring. Tobys Clown Alley has its r egular monthly meeting at 7 p .m. the second Tuesday at the Clown Foundation, 109 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL99 meets from 6-7 p.m. at the Atonement Lutheran Church, 1744 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 655-1743. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL618 has weigh in from 4-430 p.m. at Community Bible Church, 1400 CR-17AN., AvonPark. Meeting is at 4:45p.m. Call 452-1093. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, plays darts 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. The ladies auxiliary meets at 10 a.m. every second Tuesday. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 has sandwiches at 5 p.m. and Franke from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. 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Page 6BNews-SunSunday, October 9, 2011www.newssun.com NEWELL, STEVE/HEARTLAND POPS; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 10/9,16,30; 0 0 0 1 2 6 6 3 CENTRAL SECURITY; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus three; process, 10/9,16; 0 0 0 1 2 6 9 0 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Special to the News-SunUnlike his first two books, “Peace River” and “The Snapshot & Other Stories: Tales from Flowing Wells,” both of which are set in the rural, rugged, Florida interior in fictitious Pinewood County, “Literary Escapades” was never intended to be a book, author Chip Ballard says. After much prodding from friends, he finally put it together. “When I first presented the idea to RoseHeart Publishing, with four or five sample columns, I was asked to send the complete collection,” Ballard said. “I did that and two weeks later I received a contract in the mail. “Literary Escapades” is a selection of 64 columns and feature stories, out of more than 300, that Ballard has published in newspapers and magazines over the years. The book will contain 16 photos. Although many of Ballard’s columns and features are set in Hardee County (which in his fiction is called Pinewood County), most must have some sort of universal appeal because Ballard has gotten emails praising his work from as far away as California. “The son of baseball great, Ted Williams, e-mailed me regarding a column in which I mentioned his father. We corresponded for a while and he sent me photos of his father as a baby in his mother’s arms, and some of Williams as a young boy,” Ballard said. University of South Florida professor and prolific writer Rick Wilber made this comment: “Chip Ballard writes with heart and compassion about a part of Florida that is too often overlooked, the interior of the state. His writing is comfortable and approachable, but he's never afraid to see the dark edges around all that bright, Florida sunlight. He's earned a place among the best of those Florida writers who understand their state and its joys and sorrows, its promise and its perilous future.” “Unlike my first two books, “Literary Escapades” would be rated G, if books had ratings like movies,” Ballard said. “Also, on down the line, keep your eyes open for a sequel, because I have more than enough material already for a ‘Literary Escapades, Vol. 2.’And RoseHeart Publishing president and owner, Maysel M. Hassell, has already told me to start putting it together.” E-mail Chip Ballard at chipkyle746@embarqmail.com, or visit his newly designed website at www.chipballard.com for more information. Ballards new book set for release Special to the News-SunSEBRING — Highlands Little Theatre has chosen the musical comedy “Nunsense” to replace “Pippin” as the March production in the 2011-2012 season. “The change is unavoidable,” said Executive Director Vanessa Logsdon. “‘Pippin’will remain under consideration for future performances. I am confident that our audiences will enjoy ‘Nunsense’just as much.” In “Nunsense,” five Little Sisters of Hoboken discover their cook accidentally killed off the other 52 residents of the convent with her tainted vichyssoise.Running out of money for the burials, with four nuns on ice, they decide to stage a variety show to raise the funds. The nuns participating in the project are a former circus performer who can not resist the spotlight; her competitive but dignified rival second-in-command; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn; a novice who is determined to be the world’s first ballerina nun, and a wacky, childlike Sister Mary Amnesia, who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head.The entertainment they present includes solo star turns, madcap dance routines and an audience quiz. Songs include “Nunsense is Habit-Forming,” “Tackle That Temptation With a Time Step,” “Just a Coupl’a Sisters” and “I Could’ve Gone to Nashville.” The book, music and lyrics were written by Dan Goggins and the original show opened in 1985.The show has since been adapted for television and has spawned six sequels and three spin-offs.Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French. “Nunsense” is sponsored by the NewsSun. Tickets are available as part of the subscription packages and may be purchased individually beginning Monday.Patrons who already have their season tickets will be able to use them as issued. For tickets and information, stop by the Box Office at 356 Wes t Center Av, Sebring, or call 863-382-2525, MondayFriday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Nunsense replaces Pippin at HLT Special to the News-Sun SEBRING — Highlands Little Theatre will be having auditions for “The Diary of Ann Frank,” in the Thakkar Pavilion onOct. 14, 5:30 7:30 p.m.; Oct. 15 and Oct. 16, 2-5 p.m.; Oct. 21, 5:307:30 p.m.; and Oct. 22, 9:00 a.m.-noon.Production dates are Jan. 13-29, 2012. There are 10 characters for this production. Descriptions are below: Mr. Frank: Annes Father, Mid 40s-60s,Gentle, cultured, slight German accent, diplomatic. Miep: Protects the people in hiding, 20’-30s, Compassionate, friendly, courageous. Mr. Kraler: Provides provisions & protects those in hiding, 30s-50s, Dependable, kindly, fiercely loyal, wears a hearing aid. Mrs. Frank: Annes Mother, Late 30s-50s, gentle, reserved, emotional, critical. Margot Frank: Annes Sister, Late teen-20s, quiet, shy, protective of family, conventional. Anne Frank: Teens-early 20s, mercurial, quick in movement, interested in everyone and everything, truly lives in the moment, a young lady emerging into her fullness. Mr. Van Daan: Sharing hiding place. Peter’s father, late 40s-50s, Nervous, portly, survive at any cost, opportunist. Mrs. Van Daan: Sharing hiding place. Peter’s Mother,early 40s-50s, flirtatious, clingy, materialistic, self-involved, desperately looking for love & acceptance. PeterVan Daan: Share hiding place, teen-20s, shy, awkward, looking for his purpose in life, self-protective, defensive. Mr. Dussell: Share hiding place, 50s,a dentist, bachelor, finicky, meticulous, loner, easily irritated, mos t assimilated, bewildered by his present situation. For more information please contact the director, Allan Grosman, at othellomycat@hotmail.com/. Auditions for Anne Frank start Oct. 14 Special to the News-SunSEBRING — The Highlands County Quilt Guild presented John and Eileen Sala, directors of Grace place, with 13 twin size and one queen size quilts on Tuesday. They were created for this outreach program of Little Lambs Inc. The Grace Place home is located in Sebring and is a sixto 12-month residential recovery program for overcoming all addictions through a curriculum to teach skills needed for personal and spiritual newness, job training and relapse prevention, just to name a few. The Guild is an active part of Highlands County. Their donations of quilts to Little Lambs Inc. will be an ongoing project. The women will have a quilt to take with them as they succeed in the program. The Guild will supply needed gifts of quilts once a year. The Guild has provided the Humane Society, Salvation Army, Hope Hospice veterans and Children’s Advocacy with gifts of quilts and cash donations when needed. This project was a first for the women and one gentleman of the Guild. The quilts were made over the past few months starting in June with all year-round members working many hours to create the beautiful “one of a kind” creations, right down to the label on the back with a picture of a lamb and identity markers. The Oct. 4 presentation was well attended. The Salas answered questions on how the outreach program works and their success rate. The Housemother, Kim, was with the Salas for the happy event. Grace Place women receive quilts Courtesy photo Pictured at Quilt Guild presentation (from left) are John Sala, Kim and Eileen Sala. John and Eileen Sala are with Little Lambs Inc. and Grace Place directors and Kim is the house mother. Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876


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Page 8BNews-SunSunday, October 9, 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 For centuries mankind has been looking to the natural world to understand how things work. Scientists have studied nature tob etter comprehend many concepts. For example, researchers are currently using chemicals found in plants to replicate a key process in photosynthesis that utilizes thes uns light to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. Mimicking nature allows humans to ensure the greatest productivity for the least amount of materialsa nd energy. One of the most intriguing skills found in nature is the ability to fly. Humans have been fascinating with flying since the early days of man, which has spurred mans desire to soar in the skies. O ne creature that scientists have studied and admired for its fascinati ng abilities is the dragonfly. The flying ability of dragonflies has been researched and envied bye ngineers who design aircraft for years. Adragonfly can hover in the a ir like a helicopter. It is one of the fastest creatures on the face of the earth and it can dart to the side, fly backwards and turn a summersault in mid air. Dragonflies have beenc locked traveling up to 22 -34 mph in flight. They can fly forward at a bout 100 body lengths per second, and backwards at about three body lengths per second. In addition to their amazing flying abilities, dragonflies serve an important role in wetland wildlife.T hey are surely among the most beautiful and interesting insects and they are also among the most ancient of living creatures. Dragonflies are very importantp redators. They munch on mosquitoes and other small insects such as bees, flies and ants. They are characterized by their huge, multifaceted eyes, which takeu p most of their head. They have two pairs of transparent wings and a very long body. They are insects so they have six legs. However, all these legs are not for walking. The dragonfly uses them to perch orh old onto prey. They breathe through spiracles, which are tiny h oles located on their abdomen. Dragonflies do not sting, as many people believe. They do not harmh umans in any way. But most of the dragonflys life i s spent in the water. Female dragonflies lay eggs in or near lakes, streams, ponds or other wetlands. The nymphs that hatch from the eggs feed and grow underwater.T hese nymphs are predators and eat tadpoles, snails and insects while in t his stage. The gills of the nymphs are located inside the abdomen. The tiny creature will expand and contract its abdomen to move watero ver its gills and squeeze the water out rapidly for movement. Most of the d ragonflys life is spent in the larval stage. It will molt many times during this timea nd development varies depending on altitude and latitude. This stage can be from one to six years. Once the larva has completed its growth and development stage, it will leave its aquatice nvironment and start a brand new life as a dragonfly. In an effort to g et its new life started, the nymph will climb up a plant stem or other object until it is completely out oft he water. Using its claws, it will attach itself to the object. The larval c ase will break at the back of the head and ever so slowly, the adult will emerge. Blood is then pumped around the body, which makes it expand. Once these things takep lace the dragonfly is ready to take flight. O ddly, once the adults emerge, they head away from their watery home. This is called the dispersal period. It usually lasts from three days to three weeks. At this time of their lives, dragonflies will obtaint heir full, spectacular coloration and they will also reach sexual maturity. Once they are ready to mate, they head back to the water. After mating, the female will lay her eggsa nd then fly away from the water until she has another batch of eggs ready for fertilization. The adult dragonfly lives only for about one or two months. D ragonflies are excellent hunters. As far as prey is concerned, the dragonflys mouth is made for biting. They have a lip-like feature, which can be extended forward from underneath the head thata llows them to grasp onto prey faster than most prey can react. T heir six legs are also helpful for holding onto and catching their prey. These creatures will eat what-e ver is available. Sometimes, they hunt in groups where large numbers o f termites, ants, mayflies, caddisflies or gnats are swarming. However, their food of choice is flies. Dragonflies do not hunt in cold weather. B irds, lizards, frogs, some spiders, fish and even larger dragonf lies are among the creatures predators. They avoid being captured in many instances because of their excellent visual responses and speed. It is said that dragonflies have the sharpest vision of alli nsects and are especially adept at spotting other insects on the move. The dragonfly is a member of the order Odonata, which means toothed ones. They have beena round for thousands of years in some form or other. They are fascinating creatures who live their lives in two completely different stages. They are helpful to humans becauseo f their voracious diet of flies and mosquitoes. Watching these magnificent creatures in their own environment may give the viewer a wonderful natural experience. Some interesting facts about d ragonflies: Abee flaps its wings about 3 00 times per second, but a dragonfly flaps its wings at only 30 beats per second. (they have 2 sets ofw ings) The largest dragonfly fossil f ound had a 2 1/2 foot wingspan and currently there are dragonflies in Costa Rica that measure 7 1/2 inches across the wings. C orine Burgess, Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department (www.highlandsswcd.org). Dragonflies are natures flying wonders N ews From T he Watershed Corine Burgess


www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, October 9, 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. 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Page 10BNews-SunSunday, October 9, 2011www.newssun.com LAMPE & KEIFFER; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, senior scene; 0 0 0 1 2 6 7 7 SENIORSCENE For the last year I have been sorting pictures to distribute to family members who would want to keep them, to use an euphemism, “after I am gone.” Yes, I did say for the last year because there are a lot of pictures and besides I am slow. Slow because I am not just piling them together and throwing them away. It’s the samereason that it takes me so long to throw things out, because I do not just discard. First I move them someplace else to look over. I go to that pile and sort. These I keep. These are for Matt or David. These go to my cousin; she is the last of the Freitags except me. I have to stop to look at the different pictures of the 13 Freitag cousins. Each brings up a sweet memory and I have to stop and savor that past time. This project started last November 2010 when I made posters with picture highlights of our lives for our big celebration that would take place January 2011. I choose January for the triple celebration because northern friends and relatives would be in Florida. This triple celebration was for Ed’s 95th birthday in September, my 90th in April and our 45th wedding anniversary in September. I used pictures that were representative of out lives: our baby pictures, wedding pictures, motorcycle picture, friends, relatives (I even included our first spouses) and family photos. This pile was of the Kaphans. Another pile was friends his, mine and ours (I am very well organized). Four hours later, after sitting with the magnifying glass to see who is who, talking to myself out loud – “I cannot remember her name” and “Oh, how cute Stephen was” and “is this Stephen or Mathew?” (yes, that is the correct spelling of Mathew. His father did not know how to spell the name when he filled out the birth certificate so there is only one T). “I didn’t remember how much alike they looked.” So with pictures spread out all over the kitchen counter I had to stop to make room to prepare supper. The piles of pictures were then transported a pile at a time to my bedroom double dresser. At this point I had not thrown any pictures away, not even the duplicates In the better light of the bedroom I go back to the pictures and reluctantly throw away those that I cannot identify. The next morning I go to the waste basket and take out the discarded pictures. Then in the manner of Deepak Chopra I decided to sit with the unidentified pictures and meditate. Placing the picture against my forehead I try to clear my mind of any extraneous thoughts. I would like to tell you that I recalled some of the people but it would be a lie. However it was a wonderful method of meditating. I had discovered a whole new exercise and in the future, if I am ever finished with this sorting, I am going to practice this method and ... but I digress ... back to the subject of pictures This process went on for the next two months and my two posters grew to four, but they looked great and were a focal point that everyone looked at. They were a conversation piece. They were of particular enjoyment to my remaining family and a few old friends whose pictures were on the boards. I never saw such pleasure on the face of oldsters as when they looked at pictures of themselves when they were younger or even infants. Well the party is over and the sound of the orchestra playing “our” song, “Trailer For Sale or Rent,” has faded away. The posters were propped against the couches for about a month. I couldn’t bear to disassemble or discard them. What to do? How to keep the memory alive and fresh? I know, I’ll write about them. And about this picture taken in 1941 of the Tower Inn two miles from Fort Belvoir during World War II. That will be the next column. (I promise.) Maybe I’ll make a series of articles from pictures ... but I digress. In the meantime, I turned them face in and wrapped them around with saran wrap and stored them behind the file cabinet where my other canvases are. When it comes time for our funeral they will be all ready and no one will have to hunt around for a display. Picture highlights: Memories of our lives Pearls Pearls Pearl Carter Pearl Carter is writer, poet and a Lake Placid resident. E-mail her at timely87@comcast.net. Jim Alderman of Fort Pierce has led an unusual dual life. Arancher at heart, he is a sixth generation Floridian from a heritage family with 180 years in ranching and farming. In 2001-02, he accepted a leadership position in the cattle industry as president of the Florida Cattleman’s Association. As a lawyer, he became a judge, culminating his law career with an appointment by former Governor Reuben Askew as a Justice on the Florida Supreme Court (1978-85) and served as Chief Justice from 1982-84. He was the 67th Justice of the Court. Alderman is honored with the distinction of being the only judge to serve on all four levels of the Florida Court System. However, Alderman’s outstanding accomplishments in law do not overshadow his deep roots in the history of the Florida cattle industry. In the 1830s, James Alderman, Jim’s great-great-grandfather, was the first of his family to migrate from Georgia to North Florida where he and his family remained until the end of the Second Seminole Indian War (18351842). After a few years, the Aldermans left North Florida and settled in what is now Manatee County. “James Alderman’s son, William, is my great-grandfather, born in 1828. After the Civil War, he and his family moved to the lower Kissimmee River Valley at Micco Bluff north of Basinger, where he died in 1893,” Alderman said. “My grandfather, B.E. Alderman Sr. ‘Teet,’moved with his family in 1908 from Basinger to Fort Pierce. In the late 1930s, he purchased several thousand acres, 20 miles west of Fort Pierce on the St. Lucie Okeechobee County line. He moved his herd of cracker cattle from the open range to his newly purchased land. When my grandfather first bought the property, Seminole Indians lived on the land and remained there until the last one moved in the 1960s. Sam Jones was the patriarch of the family. He had several children that all worked on the ranch during roundups. They lived in traditional chickees with an elevated platform for preparation of food and slept under a thatched palmetto roof. Another group of Seminoles lived a short distance away at Cow Creek,” adds Alderman. “When round-up time came, cowboys spent the night on the range in a cow camp under a small shelter with a table to eat on. The camp cook cooked biscuits, beans, rice, and on the firs t day of camping, they killed a yearling for beef. The cowmen slept on a platform with a mosquito net ove r their bedrolls. Commuting to and from the ranch was not an option for us cowboys. It wasn’t until the late 1940s that Orange Avenue, the road from Fort Pierce, was paved past the ranch. “My grandfather, ‘Teet,’ was the brother of Crissy Durrance, my great aunt. His wife, Dolly Parker, is my grandmother. My cousins are the Bass’o f Basinger. Dolly Parker’s father, Readding Bloun t Parker, was born in 1849. His father, Streaty Parke r (1823-1884), moved from North Carolina to Columbia County and had a reputation as an Indian fighter during the Third Seminole Indian War,” explains Alderman. Excerpts from new book now available: The Legacy of the Florida Pioneer Cow Hunters In Their Own Words, by Nancy Dale. For personal inscription or to order a book visit www.nancydalephd.com or call 214-8351. Former Chief Justice doesnt stray far from his roots Wild Florida Nancy Dale Courtesy photo Jim Alderman, former Chief Justice of the Florida Supreme Court, doesnt let his outstanding accomplishments in law overshadow his deep roots in the history of the Florida cattle industry.


Breakfasts and lunches being served in the Highlands County School District for theu pcoming week of Oct. 10-14 i nclude: HIGH SCHOOLS T uesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, applesauce, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Baked chicken, d inner roll, chicken patty on b un, Mama Sofias cheese p izza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut B utter and Jelly sandwich m eal, turkey Cobb salad plate, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, Presidents Smartc ookie, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, c hocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. W ednesday Breakfast Breakfast pizza, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted F lakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled bread-s tick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk,s trawberry milk. Lunch Turkey enchil adas, salsa, tacos, taco toppers, yellow rice, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza,h am sub meal, turkey sub m eal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, tossed salad, black beans, fruit cocktail cup, dried blueberries, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk,s trawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast burrito, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, FrostedF lakes, Cinnamon Toast C runch, cheese filled breads tick, diced peaches, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll,b urger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, grilled chicken salad plate,b roccoli, cooked carrots, Colby Jack cheese stick, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast Chocolate chip waffle stick, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, diced peaches, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Chicken tenders, dinner roll, tacos, taco toppers, salsa, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, chicken patty on bun, PBJ sandwich meal, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad meal, baked french fries, corn, carrots and dip, string cheese, chocolate chip cookie, diced peaches, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. ACADEMY SCHOOLS Tuesday Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, Presidents Smart cookie, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Lunch Turkey enchiladas, salsa, yellow rice, baked buffalo chips, tossed salad, fruit cocktail cup, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, broccoli, apple crisp, cut fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. FridayL unch Chicken tenders, d inner roll, Sun Chips, carrots a nd dip, diced peaches, chocolate chip cookie, assort-e d juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. MIDDLE SCHOOLS Tuesday Breakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, applesauce, a ssorted fresh fruit, assorted j uice, chocolate milk, white m ilk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted j uice, chocolate milk, white m ilk, strawberry milk. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun,h am sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter a nd Jelly sandwich meal, turkey Cobb salad plate,m ashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, Presidents Smart cookie, cut fresh fruit, assorte d fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk,s trawberry milk. Wednesday Breakfast Breakfast p izza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, CinnamonT oast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk.B reakfast on the Patio: B reakfast pizza, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Turkey enchiladas, salsa, tacos, taco toppers, yellow rice, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, hams ub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, tossed salad, black beans, fruit cocktail cup, driedb lueberries, assorted fresh f ruit, assorted juice, chocolate m ilk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast Breakfast burrito, salsa, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, FrostedF lakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, diced peaches, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk,s trawberry milk. Breakfast on t he Patio: Chicken biscuit, a ssorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberrym ilk. Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, grilled chicken salad plate, broccoli, cooked carrots, Colby Jack cheese stick, apple crisp, cut f resh fruit, assorted fresh f ruit, assorted juice, chocolate m ilk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday B reakfast Chocolate chip w affle stick, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberryc up, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, chocolate milk, w hite milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio:S ausage biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch Mama Sofias p epperoni pizza, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, chicken tenders,d inner roll, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad meal, PBJ sand-w ich meal, carrots and dip, corn, string cheese, chocolatec hip cookie, diced peaches, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. E LEMENTARY SCHOOLS T uesday Breakfast Breakfast burrito, salsa, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, applesauce, assortedf resh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom:B lueberry/sausage pancake, s trawberry cup, chocolate m ilk, apple cinnamon toast, peach cup. Lunch Baked chicken, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, ham chef salad, scal-l oped potatoes, corn cobbettes, raisins, very berry juice bar, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, straw-b erry milk. W ednesday B reakfast Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal,F rosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Apple cinnamon toast, peach cup, chocolate milk, blueberry s ausage pancake, strawberry c up. L unch Macaroni and cheese, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, t urkey chef salad, broccoli, c arrots and dip, banana, very berry juice bar, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk,s trawberry milk. Thursday B reakfast Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal,F rosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, o range juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk,s trawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Breakfast frittata, orange juice, BlueberryU ltimate Breakfast Round, fresh apple slices. L unch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, mixed vegetables, ice cream sandwich,d iced peaches, very berry j uice bar, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast Maple waffle stick, Cheerios, Trix cereal,F rosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, choco-l ate milk, white milk, strawb erry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Blueberry Ultimate Breakfast Round, fresh apple slices, chocolatem ilk. L unch Cheeseburger, dill s tack, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, pota-t o puffs, carrots and dip, glazed berries and cherries, very berry juice bar, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. KINDERGARTEN LEARNING CENTER Tuesday L unch Baked chicken, d inner roll, Uncrustable P eanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, scalloped potatoes, corn cobbettes, raisins, c hocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Lunch Macaroni and c heese, dinner roll, U ncrustable PBJ sandwich, b roccoli, carrots and dip, banana, chocolate milk, whitem ilk, strawberry milk. Thursday Lunch Turkey and gravy, egg noodles, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, mixed vegetables, ice cream sandwich, diced peaches, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday L unch Cheeseburger, dill s tack, Uncrustable PBJ sandw ich, potato puffs, carrots and dip, glazed berries and cherries, chocolate milk, w hite milk, strawberry milk. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, October 9, 2011Page 11B LIL WIZARDS ACADEMY; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 10/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 3 3 9 9 4 4 M eals on Wheels; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; meals wheels; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 6 5 5 9 9 D R. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 10/9/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 6 6 6 7 7 Birthday Ad; 3.639"; 5"; Black; 10/9/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 6 6 9 9 3 3 SCHOOLMENUS CROSSWORDSOLUTION


Special to the News-Sun LAKE PLACID — South Florida Community Colleges Community Education Department is offering a variety of classes this fall at the SFCC Lake Placid Center. The Cardio-Fitness class consists of walking aerobics and a mini gym workout for 45 minutes. The class is held Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 8-9 a.m. Pilates and Stretch Combo class consists of a 45-minute gym workout. The morning class meets Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 9-10 a.m and the evening class meets on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Interval Training is a step workout for all fitness levels, using the gym equipment for 45 minutes. The class is held Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday, 4:30-5:30 p.m. The Cardio-Fitness, Pilates and Stretch Combo, and Interval Training classes run on a continuing monthly basis, and these sessions will be held October 3-31. These classes are taught by Kathy Rouse and offer a high intensity, low-impact aerobic workout with a cardiovascular workout at a controlled level. All classes include the use of stability bars, resistance bands, hand weights, balls, gliders, heavy hoops, and mats. The registration fee for a four-week morning session is $38.35. The registration fee for a four-week afternoon session is $38.35. Tai Chi is a high intensity strengthening and stretching exercise that has been used by the Chinese for hundreds of years. It is designed to strengthen your body and improve flexibility and balance. The class meets with instructor Karin Grunden on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oct. 18-Dec. 15, 8-9 a.m. and 9-10 a.m. The cost is $50.15. The SFCC Lake Placid Center is also offering clogging classes with instructor Patricia Kules on Mondays, Nov. 7-Dec. 12. Beginning Clogging meets 6:30-7:30 p.m., and Intermediate Clogging meets 5:30-6:30 p.m. The cost is $28.50. Do you need help with your computer? AWindows 7 Training class for beginners will be taught by Shirley Errico, Tuesday and Thursday mornings, Nov. 1-Dec. 8, 8:30 -10 a.m., in Room 162. It will provide students with a brief overview of the PC system components, help students recognize and understand the desktop, desktop icons, shortcuts, opening multiple windows and copying files and folders. They will also learn the difference between Basic versus Aero Themes. The cost is $129.99, and includes a book and jump drive. To register or for more information, call 465-3003 or 465-5300, ext. 7082. Special to the News-SunOct. 2-8 was National 4HWeek, and Highlands County 4-H youth program celebrated with a Commissioner’s Breakfast on Oct. 4 at the Bert J. Harris Ag Center. Local 4H youth connected with the community by preparing a video on “Revolution of Responsibility” and a breakfast for the county commissioners and other supporters within the county. In Highlands County, more than 200 members and 70 volunteers are involved in 4-H. To learn how to become a 4-H member or volunteer leader in Highlands County, call the Highlands County Extension Office at (863) 402-6540. 4-H is a community where more than 6.5 million young people learn leadership, citizenship and life skills. Learn more about the 4-H adventure at 4-H.org. Page 12BNews-SunSunday, October 9, 2011www.newssun.com Church Page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 0 4 0 6 9 POSHE DAY SALON; 3.639"; 3"; Black; **internet included; 0 0 0 1 2 7 0 1 CHALKTALK Courtesy photo Highlands County 4-H youth program celebrated with a Commissioners Breakfast on Oct.4 at the Bert J. Harris Ag Center. Courtesy photo Sebring Sr. FFA members with their overall Chapter award. The members are flanked by state officers James Sharpe (far left) and Charlie Brown (far right). News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Former NBA player, Chad Varga, high-fives a Sebring High School senior Wednesday morning following his address to the seniors and freshmen. The entire school body assembled in the gymnasium to hear Vargas motivational words regarding peer pressure, teen pregnancy, and abuse and neglect. Special to the News-SunSEBRING —Sebring High School hosted the Peace-Ridge FFAFederation Contests Oct. 1. The following chapters participated: Sebring Senior, Avon Park Senior, Okeechobee Brahman, Okeechobee Junior, Okeechobee Yearling, Hill-Gustat Middle, Avon Park Middle and Lake Placid Middle. Federation President Megan Stein presided and during the business session. She was reelected to serve as 2011-12 president. The contest results: Prepared Public Speaking: First, Megan Stein, Sebring Senior; Second, Brandon McKee, Okeechobee Senior; Third, Carolanne Lundy, Okeechobee Yearling. Extemporaneous Speaking: First, Megan Stein, Sebring Senior; Second, Mariah Alvarez, Hill-Gustat Middle; Third, Josey Pearce, Okeechobee Yearling. Creed Speaking: First, Jessica Belcher, Sebring Senior; Second, Kristian Dryden, Okeechobee Yearling; Third, Mariah Alvarez, Hill-Gustat Middle. Opening and Closing Ceremonies: First, Sebring Senior; Second, Avon Park High School; Third, Hill-Gustat Middle Quiz Bowl: First, Norma Badillo and Shelby Ball, APHS; Second, Teresa Ware and Jessica Belcher, SHS; Third, Matthew Evans and Julie Sharpe, Okeechobee Junior. Overall Middle School winner was Sebring FFA hosts Federation Contests Highlands County youth celebrate National 4-H Week The Panther Network is made possible by the combined efforts of Comcast Cablevision and South Florida Community College and may be viewed exclusively on Comcast Cable Channel 6. W ednesday2-2:30 p.m.: Nasa Connect 1 2:30-3 p.m.: Nasa Connect 2 3-3:30 p.m.: Nasa Connect 3 3:30-4 p.m.: Nasa Connect 4 4-4:30 p.m.: Nasa Connect 5 4:30-5 p.m.: Nasa Connect 6 Thursday 2-2:30 p.m.: Nasa Connect 7 2:30-3 p.m.: Nasa Connect 8 3-3:30 p.m.: Nasa Connect 9 3:30-4 p.m.: Nasa Connect 10 4-4:30 p.m.: Nasa Connect 11 4:30-5 p.m.: Nasa Connect 12 www.southflorida.edu Panther Network SFCC Lake Placid Center offers fall community education classes Varga inspires local students Special to the News-SunSEBRING — Lil’ Wizards Academy, 204 S. Commerce Ave., has announced its participation in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Child Care Food Program, which is a federally-funded program that reimburses child care providers for serving nutritious meals and snacks to enrolled, eligible children. Meals will be available at no separate charge to all participants enrolled at this center, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Parents/guardians of children eligible for free and reduced-price meals must complete an application. Eligibility information includes the name of all household members; income of each household member or household member’s Food Assistance Program (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) case number or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) case number; signature of an adult household member; and last four digits of the social security number (SSN) of the adult household member signing the application or an indication that this adult does not have a SSN. Children who are members of households receiving Food Assistance Program o r TANF benefits, children enrolled in Head Start o r Early Head Start and foste r children are automatically eligible to receive free meal benefits with appropriate documentation. Children from families whose income is at or below the levels shown on the chart below are eligible fo r free or reduced-price meals. The policy statement fo r free and reduced-price meals is on file at the child care center and may be reviewed by any interested party. Lil Wizards Academy part of Child Care Food Program GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCEƒ


DearAbby: My mother watches my two children before and after school and during the breaks. She is a caring person, but she is also very critical of my daughter. (She’s fine with my son.) Mom constantly tells my daughter she needs to lose weight or exercise more, or her hair looks stringy, or she isn’t dressed properly. My daughter is only 9. My mother did this to me when I was younger, and it made me feel I could never live up to her standards. How should I approach her about this? I don’t want my daughter to feel inadequate. She’s a beautiful, intelligent little girl. — Frustrated in Missouri DearFrustrated: Deal with this firmly, before your mother erodes your daughter’s self-esteem as she did yours. Tell her how her constant criticism made you feel, that you don’t want the same thing to happen to your little girl, and that anytime she’s tempted to make a negative comment, she should substitute a POSITIVE one instead. Be direct with her, and if she isn’t able to comply, make other arrangements for your daughter. DearAbby: My siblings have noticed my distant, odd behavior toward one of my brothers. This sibling and I have a history of incest. He raped me repeatedly for years, and I want nothing to do with him. When the family gathers, one or the other of us declines the invitation if the other one is going to be present. I have told one sibling, “We just don’t get along — old stuff, ya’know!” and left it at that. I want to keep the reason to myself. I feel I may be pushed for a better answer. Shouldn’t “old stuff” be enough of a reason? Should I tell or not? — Should I Or Shouldn’t I? DearShould I?: Aperson who repeatedly rapes someone “for years” is a predator. This wasn’t two kids “experimenting”; it was sexual assault. How do you know he didn’t prey on other siblings or cousins? You should have sought counseling about this years ago, and it’s still not too late. Once you do, I’m sure you’ll find the strength to stand up for yourself and speak out. DearAbby: Seven years ago, when I was 25, I quit a good job before I had a new one. Hard times ultimately led to my husband and me divorcing. I went back to school and am now starting a new career. But I can’t help but feel that if I had not quit my job years back, I’d be established in a career by now and still be married. I never listened to anyone back then, although I was polite and quiet. I have grown from the experience, but my heart aches for what I lost. I don’t drink or do drugs, so there is no numbing this pain. How do I get over my regrets and heal? — Looking Back in Illinois DearLooking Back: You can’t change the past. You can only concentrate on and build a future. Do that by making a conscious effort to STAYIN THE PRESENT. When you feel yourself slipping backward and reliving the pain, pull yourself into the here and now. Then thank your higher power for your health, your job, and the chance to rebuild your emotional and financial future. Regret is the cancer of life. Dwell on it, and it will keep you from progressing. 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. Good advice for everyone „ teens to seniors „ is in The Anger in All of Us and How to Deal With It.Ž To order, send a business-size, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds only) to: Dear Abby „ Anger Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 610540447. (Postage is included in the price.) www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, October 9, 2011Page 13B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 10/7/11 p/u; 0 0 0 0 1 2 6 2 5 DIVERSIONS SEASTHEDAYBy JOHN LAMPKIN ACROSS 1 Sax object? 5 Passing fancies 10 Hospital delivery 15 Dandelion's home, often 19 Wonka's creator 20 Like much floor tile 21 In __: awaiting delivery 22 South, in a north wind 23 Suit to __ 24 Course for sailors? 27 Taking drive-thru orders, e.g. 29 "When I Take My Sugar to __": 1931 hit 30 Leaves out 31 Outdoes 32 Ones in concert with con artists 34 Pollen-bearing organ 36 Insurance gps. 38 Moistens overnight, perhaps 40 Measures to ensure restful sleep on-board? 45 "I'd like to buy __" 47 Corny jokes 49 Corny picks 50 Audit trailer? 51 Plane front 53 19th-century Mexican president Jurez 54 Five-O booking agent 55 Sleeper's choice 56 Suit that beats the other three 58 Addams family cousin 59 Dastard 60 Bug barrier 62 Bug killers 64 The Red Baron, belowdecks? 68 Beat badly 70 English s, at sea 71 Noodle rings? 72 Result of eating French fries at the ship's wheel? 76 Sweats 80 Word spoken before a shot 81 Suffix with Caesar 82 H.S. math course 84 Political housecleaning 85 Flag throwers 86 "Ring around the collar" detergent 88 Pesto herbs 91 Try to find on the road, say 92 Some busts 93 Stable upstairs? 94 Stout, for one 96 Citi Field team, on scoreboards 97 Irrational weeping over a broken spar? 100 St. Clare's town 102 Drain stain 103 Barbizon School artist 105 "Uncle!" 108 Sock synthetic 111 Yeshiva leader 113 Four times daily, in an Rx 115 How many nightclubs are lit 116 Philosophical shrug about channel markers? 120 Gad about 121 French fashion mag 122 Quintessential flop 123 "__ in Words": New Ager's memoir 124 Deservedly get 125 Copyright datum 126 1970s Big Apple mayor 127 Lane associate 128 "__ Tu": 1974 hit DOWN 1 John in the White House 2 Closing mechanism 3 Positive report from a deck hand? 4 Ftbol cheer 5 Wheeling's st. 6 Clue or cue 7 Like the ocean's roar 8 What I might eat in defeat? 9 __-mo 10 Downers 11 "If __ broke ..." 12 Musical based on Puccini's "La Bohme" 13 Raccoon attractor 14 Refuse to share 15 Least believable 16 Stout alternatives 17 Headed out 18 Butterfly catchers 25 Classical guitar family name 26 Poetic blacks 28 Campus unit: Abbr. 33 Balkan native 35 Be an accessory to 37 In a moody way 39 "Alas!" 41 Home, metonymically 42 Wheel on a spur 43 Bay window 44 Singer Loretta 45 Bug film in which Gene Hackman voices General Mandible 46 Ibsen's "doll" 48 Silents star Naldi 52 Frat bash refuse 54 Bug for payment 55 Bind tightly 57 Heist participants, to cops 59 Sky over Paris 61 Bite 63 Ravine-crossing hauling systems 65 "All the Way" lyricist 66 See 67 Dickers 69 Out-of-the-box feature 72 Toondom's Princess of Power 73 Johansson's jabs 74 Chew the fat 75 False front 77 Bit of gear for a nuclear-powered dinghy? 78 Punk star __ Pop 79 Be crawling (with) 80 Jam-pack 83 Celebratory drinks 87 Good way to take things 88 Security holder, in law 89 Asian sea 90 Zairian dictator Mobutu __ Seko 93 Eschews 94 Court action 95 Coat to peel off 98 Verne __, Mini-Me portrayer in Austin Powers films 99 Symbol 101 Evening musicale 104 Tantamount 106 A polarizing filter reduces it 107 Choral offerings 108 Follow 109 Thing to follow 110 She gets what she wants 112 "Lohengrin" heroine 114 Force unit 117 Bug catcher 118 Intoxicating letters? 119 Biblical no-no Solution on page 11B Sometimes life throws us unexpected curves that unsettle us or worse dismantle us. We feel so out of control. We had some of those moments when my parents were purchasing their new home to live near my brother. Everything from the sale of their home here to finding their new home there went quickly. Clearly, God’s hand was upon it. But the gentle smoothness of the breeze carrying us along turned into a stormy one and swept up everything around us. The home they purchased and now live in is the perfect fit for them. But, the process of getting there was suddenly filled with obstacles. Some of those hills and valleys had to do with requirements and legal work that involved an estate sale. All in all, our smooth road became a bit rough. At these times, it’s easy to begin second guessing ourselves or questioning if God’s hand is really upon the situation. And this happened a few times to us. However, in each circumstance, we would pray and God-sightings were evident. Often it came in the form of a wonderfully competent person with a compassionate spirit that calmed our frayed nerves and helped us understand. Other times, it came through an unexpected phone call that let us know we weren’t forgotten and that things were falling into place. God reminded us that in the process of faith, obstacles will come and at those times he asks us not to fear, fret or forget his faithfulness in the past. We could hear God saying, “Will you trust Me?” And, we had to be willing to be willing to trust him more. He showed us through His Word that we had to get our eyes off the circumstances and onto him…our capable God who was definitely in control. Recently, a friend showed me a picture of a girl on a swing. She was happily swinging in the breeze. But the ropes of the swing were not attached to a tree or iron bar as you might imagine. They were far more secure than that. The ropes of the swing were held by the hands of God and accompanied by this word picture: “Will you trust Me?”Proverbs 3:5-6, NKJV, completed the message, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” Sometimes it’s quite the ride. But with God holding the swing, we have nothing to fear. Selah. Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. Will you trust Me? Pause And Consider Jan Merop Granddaughter is too young to withstand harsh criticism from grandma Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) –Aries, reflect on happy times and then try to recreate that feeling when you are experiencing moments of stress this week. This might offer some welcome relief. Taurus (April 21-May 21) –Taurus, a conflict of interest leads you on a wild goose chase to find something that everyone will agree upon. Opinions are strong so don’t expect this to be easy. Gemini (May 22-June 21) – Gemini, success takes lots of hard work and you need to recognize you can’t please everyone. But it is a good goal to work toward for the next few days. Cancer(June 22-July 22) – Rethink your plan of attack, Cancer. While the idea has merit, there are some big gaps between ideas that can lead to too much confusion. Go back to the drawing board. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) – Leo, step back from a difficult situation and you will get a better idea of the bigger picture. Things are not as important as you once believed. Time for fun arrives on Thursday. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) – Virgo, shopping strictly for the best bargain might not be the best approach. The deal actually could be too good to be true. Factor in all the information. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) – Sometimes you don’t think before you speak, Libra. Avoid blurting out the first thing that comes to mind. Friends and family may forgive you, but coworkers might not. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) –Big plans are in the works that will require your supreme organizational skills, Scorpio. Others actually look to you to plan all of their events because of your talents. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) –Sagittarius, baiting someone into an argument seems to be your modus operandi this week. This is certainly no way to win favors with anyone. Think this tactic through. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) –Capricorn, save some time for romance and relaxation. Aspecial someone could be feeling neglected lately and will need some quiet time with you. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) – Accept help graciously, Aquarius. Such help is not always easily offered. There will be a few hectic moments this week, but otherwise the next few days will be calm. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) –Pisces, a remarkable insight comes to you and you cannot contain your elation over it. Spread the word ... fast! Famous birthdaysOct. 9 Bryan Routh, actor (32); Oct. 10 Brett Favre, athlete (42); Oct. 11 Emily Deschanel, actress (35); Oct. 12 Hugh Jackman, actor (43); Oct. 13 Jerry Rice, athlete (49); Oct. 14 Usher, singer (32); Oct. 15 Emeril Lagasse, chef (52). Rethink your plan of attack this week, Cancer Dear Abby Got something to buy,sell or trade? News-Sun classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 SYDNEY(AP) — Australian rockers Men at Work on Friday lost their final court bid to prove they did not steal the distinctive flute riff of their 1980s hit “Down Under” from a children’s campfire song. The High Court of Australia denied the band’s bid to appeal a federal court judge’s earlier ruling that the group had copied the signature flute melody of “Down Under” from the song “Kookaburra Sits in the Old Gum Tree.” “Kookaburra,” a song about Australia’s famous bird of the same name, was written more than 70 years ago by Australian teacher Marion Sinclair. The song went on to become a favorite around campfires. The wildly popular “Down Under” remains an unofficial anthem for Australia. Aussie band loses appeal on Down Under ruling


LIVING 14B PAGE News-Sun Sunday, October 9, 2011 FAMILYFEATURES Did you know the average human can recognize 10,000 scents? Have you ever considered how directly your sense of smell is connected to cueing your emotions? It’s for this reason, technically coined “associative learning,” that the fragrances around us can impact our mood and performance. Consider the feelings that just thinking about freshlylaundered towels, pumpkin pie, a crackling campfire, the salty ocean or baby powder evoke in you. For many people these strong scents trigger distinct memories or evoke a sen timent that can linger for hours. The same is true for the strong scent of a clean home. Smell is different from other senses because it is connec ted to the olfactory cortex, the part of the brain responsible for emotions and memory. In patients with dementia, schizophrenia or Alzheimer’s, medical experts can measure their sense of smell as one of the earliest indicators of change. A s humans we tend to think of smell as one of our weaker senses, but the fact is it is far more connected to our performance than we might imagine.Boosting Study Time with a Clean Home Astudy shows that children who perform better at school almost always identify their homes with scents associated with clean. What is a “clean home” smell? That depends on what era you grew up in. During the 50s most people associated a clean home with a strong bleach scent. In the decades since then there has been a plethora of citrus and floral scented room freshening cleaners on the market. Generally speaking, when many people think of a clean smell, they think of Pine-Solcleaner. The study of nearly 5,000 high school students, conducte d by Dr. Alan Hirsch and the Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, found top performing students (those with grade averages of Aand B) overwhelmingly — 84 per cent — used words like “lemony, minty or clean” to describe the smell of their childhood homes. More than one-third (34 percent) of lower performing students (average of C or below) associated negative smells — urine, fecal matter or mold — with their homes. “Aclean smelling home is just one component to the overall picture of how parents can provide a healthy and stimulating family environment, and help their children improve self-esteem and have a more positive learning experience,” said Charmaine Hussain, marketing manager for Pine-Solbrand cleaners. “We are excited by this research, as it really shows that there is a higher order need for cleaning. It’s not just about a clean house — it’s about the powerful difference parents can make in the lives of their children.” “What this study tells me is that there is a strong correla tion between the memory of a clean-smelling home and academic success,” added Dr. Hirsch. “If you are in a home that has clean, pleasant aromas, it will promote success by enhancing harmony in the household.” According to Hirsch the brain makes similar associations about the “smell” of other situations and experiences from your past, and the effect plays out in your mood in the present. Photos courtesy of Getty Images Using Scents in YourFavorScents can influence your weight, sleep patterns and more. When we understand the memories we associate with certain scents we can learn how to use them in our favor to change our mindset and improve the quality of our daily lives. For instance, researchers have found the following to be true for many people: Benefit and ScentSuggested Use Peppermint Energy; invigorates before a workout Jasmine Calming; bedtime Floral/Roses Lifts spirits; morning mood enhancer Lemon/Citrus Clear thinking; positive outlook; for home and surroundings Grapefruit Concentration booster and appetite suppressant Coconut Happiness; relaxed summer parties and social gatherings Spend a few minutes making a list of your favorite smells. You may surprise yourself with what you remember about what is most pleasing to you. Just creating a “happy smells” list is enough to elevate positive feelings for some people. And, when you know what aromatic triggers most relax and restore you, you’ll be equipped to “set the mood” in all the spaces where you spend your time.Rekindling a Positive Experience“If you need a shift in your mood, consider shifting the aroma to something that reminds you of a past success,” said Hirsch. “ The old adage ‘the sweet smell of success’is actually quite poignant from a scientific standpoint.” For some it might be the smell of a clean home, for others it might be the aroma of freshly-brewed coffee, and for others still it might be the refreshing smells of the early morning dew that trigger confiden ce and feelings of productivity. For parents who want their children to have lasting, warm memories of home, consider the aromas that greet your children after a long day of schoo l, sports or after-school activities. The mood you set in your home now is creating a lifetime of positive associations. Getting t hat freshly-baked pumpkin bread in the oven can seem like much less of a sacrifice of time from this viewpoint. When seen from this larger perspective, a ctivities like baking, cleaning and even tending the garden become generous acts that do much more for the family than perhaps we’ve considered in rec ent years. The aroma of a well-cared for home has much to do with feelings of success, harmony and happiness. To learn more, visit www.faceboo k.com/pinesol.