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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 10-30-2011
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
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Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sebring (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
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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 By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING – The second edition of The Dirty Dozen Mud Run brought tons more mud and fun to the Sebring International Raceway Saturday morning. The event kicked off at 10 a.m. with the Half Dozen Mud Run. Kids ages 7 to 12 lined up at the starting line and run off across the race grounds to the first of six challenging obstacles. DD2 coordinator Lisa Celentano stated with excitement that 50 kids were registered and competed in the first time event. Afew Halloween costumes could be spotNEWS-SUN Sunday, October 30, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 128 | 75 cents HighLow 78 63Complete Forecast PAGE 14A Partly sunny and breezy Forecast Question: Should legislators approve the bill that would allow large resort casinos in South Florida? Next question: Should the local trickor-treat night be on Halloween instead of the closest Saturday? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Inside Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 62.1% No 37.9% 099099401007 Total votes: 87 Arts & Entertainment6B Business9A Chalk Talk11,12B Classifieds10A Community Briefs2A Community Calendar5B Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby13B Editorial & Opinion4A Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times13B Sports On TV2B Unknown Soldiers9B Index HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 1 2 4 0 1 AP at Dunbar postponed to Monday (weather) LaBelle . . .23 Lake Placid . .7 Bartow . . . .8 Sebring . . . .6 DETAILSINSPORTS,1B Highlands County’s Hometown Newspaper Since 1927Smart nutrition tipsEating advice from sports dietician Leslie Bonci LIVING,14B News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE School resource officer Sgt. Kevin Megno directs traffic during the lockdown at Avon Parks high school on Thursday. News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Dispatcher Heather Chapel works on the Consolidated Dispatch Centers new system and equipment Friday afternoon. Dispatchers began using newly upgraded facility and equipment Friday morning. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING — The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office Communications Division flipped the switch on a new dispatch center Friday morning at 6:30 a.m. The new Consolidated Dispatch Center features seven 911 lines, rollover capabilities to Hardee County, a computer-aided dispatch system, Federal Crime Information Center and National Crime Information Center communications and several other capabilities. The new dispatch center features a full expansion of the previous center. The center allows space for 12 working stations. Seven of the 12 stations will be occupied during full shifts. The main focus of the upgrade was to accommodate the 30-plus employees in the dispatch center. Grants were used to comHCSOdispatch center gets total upgrade See DISPATCH, page 8A News-Sun staffLAKE PLACID — An 87year-old woman is facing first-degree murder charges after deputies say she stabbed her 93-year-old husband to death on Wednesday. According to a press release Friday from the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to 42 Hickory Hills Circle on Wednesday. They found Chester Smith suffering from multiple stab wounds and his wife, Doris Smith, who was “distraught and disoriented.” Chester Smith was transported to Florida Hospital Lake Placid where he was pronounced dead. Doris Smith was also transported to the hospital for evaluation. Eventually, investigators developed information that led them to charge Doris Smith with murder. The press release did not contain any information about motive. Doris Smith was still hospitalized Friday under the supervision of detention deputies. The investigation is still open and anyone with information is asked to contact the HCSO at 402-7200. A96-year-old St. Augustine woman was charged with shooting he r 53-year-old nephew to death in September. Authorities said then tha t they believed she was the oldest person ever to be charged with murder in the state. Woman, 87, charged with stabbing to death 93-year-old husband in LP www.newssun .com This Story Was Fir st Reported Online At By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK — A campus lockdown at the high school Thursday afternoon had nothing to do with a school yard fight Tuesday that grew to include dozens of students and led to 15 arrests. Thursday’s incident involved a single student. “We knew it was an isolated incident, but we are being extra cautious with everything to ensure that the students were protected,” Avon Park Interim Safety Director Lt. John King said late Thursday afternoon. “The main concern was the safety of the students. There really was no danger to anyone. “It was reported that a student had a BB gun in gym class. Two officers already at the school approached the studen t and determined that he APHSbrawl, lockdown not related Student who brought BBgun Thursday was absent day of fight Down & Dirty Return on investmentDeleon has plan to use utility revenue to lower property tax PAGE3A See APHS, page 7APedestrian killedMan hit by car on U.S.27 early Friday dies PAGE2A Kids draw larger crowd for second Dirty Dozen News-Sun photos by KATARASIMMONS Carl Dassinger (left) and Ryan Powell make their way through a mud pit Saturday morning during The Dirty Dozen II. Connor Delaney (below) comes off the rope swing near the finish of the Half Dozen Mud Run at Sebring International Raceway. See DIRTY, page 6A

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C M Y K Special to the News-SunSEBRING – The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service and Friends of Highlands Hammock welcome the community to the 26th Annual Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Festival at Highlands Hammock State Park on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. “Come enjoy antique cars and tractors, arts and crafts, wildlife exhibits, model train exhibit, live entertainment and more,” said Dorothy Harris, Park Services Specialist. Tram tours and hay rides will be available for just $1 and Florida Forest Service’s Smokey Bear as well as Highlands County Fire Services’Sparky the Fire Pup will be greeting visitors throughout the day. Graziani Reptiles will provide education on all things reptilian and even exhibit their albino alligator. Promise Acres will offer pony rides for just $3. Park admission fees are just $6 per vehicle (up to eight people per carload) and there’s plenty to enjoy for the whole family. Former CCC “boys” will be sharing their experiences in the 1930s and 1940s during the Great Depression. Former Ranger Darrel Smith will present his CCC living history performance at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Hank Mattson, the Cracker Cowboy Poet, will spin yarns at high noon and Weatherbee’s Magic & Comedy show will delight all ages in two shows scheduled at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. New this year is the Hike & Seek geocaching activity (Google “GC34MAB” for more information). Avariety of festival foods will be available by local vendors, including hot dogs, brauts, funnel cakes and more. Highlands Hammock State Park is just one of nearly 4,500 sites that were built by the men of the CCCs as they labored across the United States in Roosevelt’s civilian army. Come hear their stories and watch history come alive. For more information about Highlands Hammock State Park visit www.FloridaStateParks.org/h ighlandshammock or call 396-6094. Page 2ANews-SunSunday, October 30, 2011www.newssun.com Pub Block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 0 8 0 3 4 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; soc security below lottery; 0 0 0 1 2 4 6 4 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; auto accident above lottery; 0 0 0 1 2 4 6 5 Oct. 26 21213274850x:4Next jackpot $21 millionOct. 22 71532344348x:3 Oct. 19 1717323334x:5 Oct. 28 17182228 Oct. 27 612171822 Oct. 26 35101731 Oct. 25 715212735 Oct. 28 (n) 5333 Oct. 28 (d) 6011 Oct. 27 (n) 1918 Oct. 27 (d) 9207 Oct. 28(n) 187 Oct. 28 (d) 184 Oct. 27 (n) 809 Oct. 27(d) 656 Oct. 28 69182519 Oct. 25 102038436 Oct. 21 2733344211 Oct. 18 151625317 Oct. 22 118213955 PB: 6 PP: 3Next jackpot $203 millionOct. 22 38233058 PB: 13 PP: 4 Oct. 19 1626355258 PB: 2 PP: 4 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d) is the daytime drawing, (n) is the nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball PP: Power Play Lottery Center COMMUNITYBRIEFS News-Sun staffSEBRING — AClewiston man was struck and killed on U.S. 27 early Friday morning. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, 55year-old Elsworth Seales was walking on the inside southbound lane at the northern end of the construction area near Ponce de Leon Boulevard when he stepped into the path of a 1998 Honda Accord being driven by 35year-old Mark Kretz at 1:12 a.m. Seales, reportedly a construction worker, was thrown up onto the hood and windshield of the car before falling back onto the highway as the car came to a stop. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The southbound inside and center lanes of U.S. 27 were shut down for three hours for the investigation. Kretz wasn’t wearing his seat belt and suffered minor injuries, the report said. Alcohol was not involved. On Thursday, a 27-yearold Green Bay, Wisc., man was airlifted with non-life threatening injuries after a three-car crash in front of the Lakeshore Mall. According to an FHP report, Stephen Ratcliff was driving his 2008 Ford Focus when he turned left toward Vicki Drive into the path of a 1997 Ford Thunderbird being driven by 65-year-old Ralph Segers of Avon Park. Segers’car struck Ratcliff’s on the right side, spinning the Focus into a 2003 Ford Explorer being driven by 68-year-old Betty Emberton of Lake Placid, who was waiting to make a right turn onto U.S. 27. Ratcliff was airlifted from behind the mall to Tampa General. Segers was transported to Florida Hospital with minor injuries and Emberton was not injured. Charges are pending, the report said. Man struck by car, killed Friday on U.S. 27 Whats Up Main Street? meeting, Historic Walking Tour TuesdayAVON PARK — The Avon Park Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) Main Street District will host its next “What’s Up Main Street?” meeting on Tuesday at 5 p.m. at the Community Center, 310 W. Main St. The meeting will begin with a brief overview of the city’s history, which will be followed by the inaugural Historic Walking Tour immediately after the presentation. The meeting is free and open to anyone who would like to attend. Refreshments will be served after the tour. For more information and to RSVP, contact Casey Wohl at Casey.Wohl@Yahoo.com or by phone at 224-6326. For more information about the Avon Park CRA, visit www.AvonParkCRA.com .Hiring event planned TuesdaySEBRING — Heartland Workforce is holding a hiring event ofrom 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesday at their Sebring location, 5901 U.S. 27 South, Suite 1. Employers from all sectors will be in attendance including healthcare, call center, customer service, hospitality (restaurant and hotel) and corrections. If you have been searching for the opportunity to show your skill and positive energy to the right person, this is the event to attend.Seniors needed for music courseSEBRING — Twelve senior citizens are needed to participate in an experimental music course. All tuitions and fees are paid for by the Lowrey Music Making and Wellness Centers, participants are asked to complete the course that is designed for those with no music experience and at the end of the course, fill out a survey for the purpose of evaluating the program. Call Mr. Bowen at 385-3288.Scribblers and Scribes meets W ednesdaySEBRING — The Florida Writer’s Association group, Scribblers and Scribes, will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Beef O’Brady’s in Sebring. Come earlier to get dinner. The guest speaker will be Millie Richmond, a local author of children’s books. Her new book, “Hildy,” is about a young girl who is hearing impaired. Richmond will discuss her publishing experiences and sign books. The public is invited and membership in FWA or Scribblers is not required. For information, call Barbara Beswick at 402-9181.Line dancing lessons offeredSEBRING —The Country Swingers Line Dance Club is offering eight beginners lessons for $45. The first lesson is Wednesday from 5:156:15 p.m. Continued on page 5A Courtesy photo Graziani Reptiles will provide education on all things reptilian and even exhibit their albino alligator at the CCC Festival at Highlands Hammock on Saturday. 26th CCC Festival to bring history to life at Hammock By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK — Members of the city council unanimously agreed to let city attorney Gerald Buhr go ahead with rewriting the City of Avon Park charter. He will be assisted by a committee of private citizens. City charters are typically reviewed every few years in order to stay current with evolving conditions. Avon Park, however, has not revisited its charter in years. Buhr warned the council the effort was overdue. In fact, he said the charter was full of “ticking bombs.” For example, as written, the charter calls for choosing the “lowest responsible bidder” when letting ou t contracts. This, however, means that the city canno t have a policy of local preference — that is favoring local businesses. Acompany from outside the city o r county, if it had the lowes t bid, could sue the city if a local company with a higher bid was chosen. That can be remedied in a new charter. The council asked if the charter could be rewritten in stages. Buhr said he could not recommend tha t approach because a charte r has to be approved by a public referendum. Discussion to begin on new AP charter See AP, page 8A Attorney: Current charter full of ticking bombs Special to the News-SunThe Wildlife Alert Reward Program has helped the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) catch thousands of violators through phone calls and online submissions from the public. Now, it is employing an additional method: text messaging. The nonprofit, rewardbased program was created 30 years ago to encourage citizens to report fish and wildlife law violations. The program offers rewards in exchange for information leading to arrests. Members of the public can call the Wildlife Alert Hotline or go to MyFWC.com/ WildlifeAlert to report known or suspected violations. Now, they can also text Tip@MyFWC.com. Most cell phones now allow users to send text messages directly to an email address; standard usage fees may apply. “The text messaging option makes it more convenient for the public,” said Col. Jim Brown, director of the FWC’s Division of Law Enforcement. When submitting information via text message, the FWC encourages including as much information as possible, such as the specific violation and the location. Once a report is initiated, FWC dispatch has the ability to respond via text message to the reporting party to gather additional details. “While we make every effort to be conscious of any threats to our valuable natural resources and people, we often rely upon support and tips from members of the public,” Brown said. FWC using text messages to help capture violators

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, October 30, 2011Page 3A MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 5.542"; 21.5"; Black plus three; process, 10/30/11 p/u; 0 0 0 1 3 4 0 7 FLORIDA HOSPITAL HEARTLAND A/P; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, gala sponsor; 0 0 0 1 3 3 9 4 By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK — City Manager Julian Deleon presented the city council with a “Return on Investment” proposal Monday night. Simply put, he said, a return on investment is one way to increase the general fund. The investment, Deleon told the council, is the money the city put into buying and installing the water mains, meters, gravity sewers, lift stations, four water plants and a waste water treatment plant in order to sell water and provide sewer service. Because the city owns the utility system, the return on that investment belongs to the city. Deleon added that, “about 60 percent of all (utility) accounts are from outside the city limits; yet the (return on investment) is usually spent inside city limits.” The city is allowed a “reasonable” return on the investment in those utility assets he said. That return may then be budgeted as an interfund transfer from the utility fund to the general fund, if the council approves a financial policy for that purpose. Marilyn Rosetti is the audit manager for municipalities at the State Auditor’s Office in Tallahassee. She said the question of transferring money from one municipal budget fund to another is not black and white. For example, a city charter may restrict transfers, a federal or state grant might have limitations or if a municipality has issued bonds to finance building or expanding its utility system, there might be bond covenant restrictions. With those exceptions, however, “transferring moneys is typically not restricted.” In fact, she added, it is a common practice. According to Deleon, this is how it would work: The city’s utility assets total almost $20 million. Rather than use that figure, however, he said he prefers a more conservative number — multiplying the number of utility accounts (8,000) by the average annual utility bill ($1,800). The $14.4 million total is what he used to arrive at city’s assessed utility value. The return on investment comes as a percentage of that assessed value. The money, however, comes from the revenue the city receives from its utility customers. For example, say the city council decides on a 4 percent return. Four percent of $14.4 million is $575,000. If the city takes in $4.4 million in utility fees, the $575,000 is subtracted from that amount, leaving $13,825,000 in the utility account, while the $575,000 is transferred into the general fund to be used by the city council as it sees fit. One possible use, Deleon told the council, is that the city could afford to lower its property millage rate. The current millage is $5.87 per $1,000 of assessed value. A3 percent return of investment would mean the council could lower the millage rate to $3.96, while a 4 percent return would mean lowing it to $3.32. This is because the additional money in the general fund means fewer tax dollars would be needed to meet the city’s needs. The policy has to be enacted by the city council, and must be a part of the budget. This means it would not be possible to put the policy in place until fiscal year 2012-2013. “This is the best idea I’ve heard in a long time,” said city councilor Terry Heston. “It’s great whenever you can save the tax payer money. For the last 10 years Avon Park has had the lowest property values, and the highest ad valorem. It would be nice if for the next 10 years we have the highest property values and lowest ad valorem.” Deleon said, “Utility rates would hold constant, there would be no increases.” AP to see a return on its utility investment Could mean lower property taxes Deleon Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876

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C M Y K Page 4ANews-SunSunday, October 30, 2011www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South € Sebring, FL 33870 € 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION I have to admit that as I sit down to write this week’s column I feel a bit unfocused. I know why that’s the case: I just came back from a trip. You see, several times a year I find myself in a plane headed to Oregon to attend a writing workshop or two. This last 10 days or so was one of those times. I enjoy the workshops. First off, they are great writing workshops. I usually come away from them all fired up about my fiction writing and ready to attack it with renewed enthusiasm and better tools. It’s also a time I connect with old friends and make new ones. We catch up on news and cheer each other on in our quest to be published. We share meals and ideas and it’s generally a positive time. There are a couple of costs to these trips however, and I’m not just talking about money. For one thing, there is a three hour time difference between Oregon and Florida. I can usually manage to overcome the effects in Oregon. When I get back from there the jet lag hits me like a brick to the face. I want to sleep a lot. Sadly, life usually demands that I get out of bed and attend to matters. Another cost is getting to and from Oregon. The most practical way to do this is, of course, by plane. This, as you might know, is not as easy and fun as it used to be. I discovered on my return trip to Florida that the TSAhas decided that 12-year-olds don’t have to take off their shoes any longer. While I am glad for the kids there is no way I can pass for 12, so I am forced to remove my footwear at security. I am also obligated to unload parts of my carryons, which is awkward and time consuming. Then I have to put everything back together and search for a place to sit and put my shoes back on. Not my favorite part of traveling. Another part of traveling that isn’t so fun is that I usually catch an early morning flight out of Portland to head home. This means getting up at some horrible hour like 4:30 a.m. in order to catch my plane. This last time my body betrayed me and I slept through the alarm clock. I might still be sleeping in a Portland hotel had the front desk not called me and asked me if I still wanted a 5:30 a.m. shuttle to the airport? When I learned it was 5:28 a.m., I asked for a later shuttle and flew out o f bed, tossing stuff into bags and very unpleasantly awake. At least I know how to behave on an airplane. The same cannot be said for an unnamed male passenger on a Jetstar flight from Auckland to Singapore. According to the story posted in June at http://www.nzherald.co.nz/, the passenger, who apparently had a bit too much to drink, decided to relieve himself. Not in a restroom, by the way, but in the aisle of the plane, soaking the carpet, a fellow passenger’s pants leg, and a woman’s scarf. The flight crew responded by taking away his alcohol and returning him to his seat after he received a warning from the captain. He was allowed to sleep. Some criticized the crew for not dealing with the man more harshly but Jetstar is sticking to its guns, saying the police didn’t need to be involved. Me, I have to admit my travels have gone much better than that. But for now, here’s to staying home! Until the next writing workshop calls. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by email at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the NewsSun. Travel tales Lauras Look Laura Ware EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. 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 aren't dominated by the same writers, letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun 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. Think twice about privatized custodiansEditor: I read with interest the article on the debate over contract help in the schools vs. in-house school custodians. As a former nursing home administrator I have worked in facilities with both types of help, and without exception, the facilities where the cleaning and custodial work was done by employees was superior. Employees are part of the team and the community. They know the other employees (in my case, nurses, aides, and department heads), and often knew the residents. As team members, they were invested in the success of the facility and the care and happiness of the residents. They were part of our “family,” and took personal pride in their work, often going above and beyond their job descriptions. Furthermore, if they didn’t, I had the authority to reprimand or terminate if necessary. Products to be used for cleaning and maintenance were the choice of the facility as well. In a contracted situation, their employees often came from distant communities, and had little interest in the activities of the facility or community. They were under pressure to get done fast, rather than to do the best job. Often the cheapest products were used, rather than the most effective. If there was an employee problem, it was handled by the management of the contracted company, who may have had different values and criteria for performance. I understand budgetary constraints, but there is much more to consider here than dollars. I hope the school board and Mr. Cox will look at the whole picture, and not contribute to the unemployment problems of the county by eliminating these jobs at our schools. Sherrill Cummings SebringThe electionEditor: If Obama is so concerned about jobs, why is he working diligently to shut down the Boeing Plant in South Carolina? The answer is because it will decrease his political purse. He wants all jobs to be under union control; this has indeed gone too far, when one is forced to join a union for the sake of his own security. Just recently, a small business owner was shot because he wouldn’t join the union. Instead of encouraging businesses that want to grow increasing their number of employees, they are being harassed and targeted with violence. This is not improving our workforce. Mr. Obama is being supported in a big way by these unions in his political endeavor. He’s not working for the people, but for personal gain. When he gets support from all these welfare recipients and continues to force people to depend on the government to exist, he’s becoming more in control of everything and everybody. Then, there is all the immigrants. He wants to give citizenship to and who do you think will be the losers? When he continues to borrow money until we’re bankrupt and we’re all on the government payroll he will be in control and what he condones, which is not what most of us want, will be what our country has become. There will be no freedom. I’m sure when it’s too late, we’ll all regret not standing up for what we know is right. May God help us all to have the wisdom to know how to vote and may he give us candidates who will uphold His laws, statutes and commandments. Oh, how we need His intervention, but may we realize what He would have us do. Let us pray diligently, consistently and sincerely, for His will to be done. Willie Clyde (Toole) Cloud SebringRepublicans vs. Social SecurityEditor: From CNN: “Social Security taxes are paid into the Social Security Trust Fund maintained by the U.S. Treasury. Current year expenses are paid from Social Security tax revenues deducted from workers salary and an equal amount paid by employers. When revenues exceed expenditures, as they have in most years, the excess is invested in special series, non-marketable U.S. Government bonds, thus the Social Security Trust Fund indirectly finances the federal government’s general purpose deficit spending. In 2007, the cumulative excess of Social Security taxes and interest received over benefits paid out stood at $2.2 trillion”.” So why is it the fervent desire of the Republicans to destroy Social Security? Because of that one item “an equal amount paid by employers.” Just think of all the millions, and probably billions, employers would pocket if they could destroy Social Security, then think of all the millions of elderly who would lose their only income and wind up living on Welfare or with their children or on the street if the Republicans get their wish to destroy Social Security. Anyone who collects Social Security, uses Medicare and votes Republican would be committing suicide. Such a vote is the same as putting a noose around your neck and stepping off the chair. Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, who serves on the Armed Services Committee, told Fox News that he believes Obama has “made poor, dangerous policy questions at the strategic level when it comes to Iraq.” Obviously he thinks Bush’s illegal invasion of Iraq was a smart move, and there was nothing wrong with Bush lying to get the United States into the Iraqi war. Does fearless George “Bring ‘em on” Bush, who deserted from the Texas Air National Guard rather than go to Vietnam “because you could get killed over there,” care about the 4479 dead GIs or the 30,182 injured in Iraq? I doubt it. That gaggle of republicans in the “I wanna be the president” clique are criticizing President Obama for ending the war in Iraq, but I have yet to hear one of them criticizing Bush for starting that disastrous war. Sandy Oleesky Sebring Ignorance is not bliss. The worst scenario officials face is not knowing what to do in an emergency, and being unable to communicate with one another while responding. Think of the terror and confusion during the attacks on the World Trade Center, when first responder radio communications broke down. Information is essential to prevent panic, maintain order and effect a successful response. It is important to remember rumors are not necessarily the truth. In fact, they often are not. Passed from person to person, they become distorted and dangerous, spreading fear and muddying any situation. The lack of good information and the rise of rumors are major causes of the tension-filled scene outside the gates at Avon Park High School during Thursday afternoon’s lockdown. The disaster was not the lockdown itself, which was a necessary reaction considering recent events on campus, but how the school administration responded to the parents who rushed to the school after students with cell phones called home with a rumor of a student on campus having a gun. Parents were given no official information. That only allowed imaginations to run wild — and since Columbine, wild has no limit. Emotions flared. Anger erupted, and the scene outside the campus could have easily become much more dangerous than what was going on inside. In defense of the school’s administrators, we all have to accept the fact of real time. Being in the middle of anything distorts perception — all information begins as rumor, it takes real time to sort fact from fiction. School leaders would have been irresponsible to speak before they had ascertained what had really happened. But once they knew, they should have better informed the worried parents standing outside the fence. Which brings us to another aspect of the story — an unintended consequence of America’s current political divisions. For a long time now, our public dialog has emphasized that government and official authority are enemies of the people — organizations and individuals who cannot be trusted. Worse, they are perceived as incompetent, immoral and thieves. Is it any wonder that when the principal asked for the parents’trust he did not receive it? Especially as no effort had been made to explain the school’s plan of action. We feel it was a lack of trust on both sides of the fence that blew everything out of proportion. The school administration didn’t trust the parents. The parents didn’t trust the administration. We absolutely have to rebuild the bridge of trust, with open communication forming the base. Enough with the emotionally charged battles. They drain our energy and corrode our essential bonds. Government must tell us the truth, as quickly as possible. We must respond with maturity when the truth is bad news. Openness and trust would have been useful It is the worst scenario parents face — believing their children are in danger but unable to find out what that danger is or what is being done to protect to their sons and daughters.

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C M Y K Associated PressNEWYORK — Scores of people waved tiny flags after taking the oath of U.S. citizenship at the foot of the Statue of Liberty on Friday, 125 years after the iconic American symbol welcoming visitors and immigrants was dedicated. “We are a nation of diverse people,” Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar said during the naturalization ceremony on Liberty Island. “And that diversity strengthens our nation.” The new Americans, 125 immigrants from 46 countries, pledged to renounce foreign power, then posed for photos with their citizenship certificates. The birthday party concluded Friday with a 12minute fireworks display choreographed to patriotic music. “I feel like if you live in a place, you should have a say in the politics,” said Paul Currie, who moved to the U.S. from South Africa eight years ago. “Otherwise, you’re an outsider.” Silvia Hodges, who came to the U.S. from Germany in 1999, said the ceremony made her feel “like I belong here — and I really want to vote.” The Statue of Liberty, a gift from France, was conceived to symbolize the friendship between the two countries and a shared love of liberty. President Glover Cleveland dedicated the statue on Oct. 28, 1886. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, “If anybody around this world wants to pick up their family and move so that their family can have freedom — freedom to speak, freedom to be in charge of their own destiny, all the freedoms that we have incorporated into the Bill of Rights — they always come to America.” Actress Sigourney Weaver recited Emma Lazarus’“The New Colossus” and gestured to the statue behind her at the words “a mighty woman with a torch.” On Friday, Cleveland’s grandson George, a deadringer for the former president, was on hand for the event and received a plaque from the National Park Service. George Cleveland, a 59year-old executive directo r of a senior center in North Conway, N.H., said his grandfather was prescien t when he said that “a stream of light shall pierce the darkness of ignorance and man’s oppression, until liberty enlightens the world.” “We are still a work in progress,” George Cleveland said. Then, with a 3-2-1 countdown, webcams streaming views from the statue’s torch were switched on. The cameras offer panoramas of the Manhattan skyline, the Hudson River and Liberty Island. “It’s really a wonderful way from people from around the world to connec t with Lady Liberty using today’s technology,” said David Luchsinger, the superintendent of the statue and Ellis Island. The fee includes annual membership in the Sebring Recreation Club at 333 Pomegranate Ave. behind the police station.Bridge Club plans special gameSEBRING — The Sebring Bridge Club, located at 347 N. Fernleaf Ave., will play a special game, extra points, at noon on Wednesday and again on Nov. 16. For details, call 385-8118.CCC Festival is SaturdaySEBRING — The 26th Annual Civilian Conservation Corps Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday at Highlands Hammock Park in Sebring. Come celebrate the history of the Civilian Conservation Corps at Highlands Hammock State Park. The CCCs were established by President Roosevelt in 1933 during the grips of the Great Depression and helped build Highlands Hammock State Park. Enjoy entertainment, living history presentations, arts and crafts vendors, educational exhibits, $1 tram tours and hay rides and much more. Fees: $6 per vehicle, up to eight people per car load. Contact the Ranger Station at 386-6094 or www.FloridaStateParks.org/ highlandshammock/. Y MCA plans Good Dog courseSEBRING — Highlands County YMCAat 100 YMCALane will be offering a winter dog obedience and behavioral modification course called “Good Dog.” The course is being offer to all citizens and visitors of Highlands County. You do not have to be a member of the YMCAto partake. Acouple of holiday events will take place during this session. The class will be visiting the Sebring Circle to work their dogs along with enjoying the holiday lighting and events. This is an excellent training opportunity for the dogs to utilize and practice what they have been learning along with good manners. Santa Claus will also be making a special appearance to the YMCAwhere the dogs will have an opportunity to tell Santa if they have been naughty or nice and what they want for Christmas. All dogs will get a treat and a photo taken with Santa. This is a six-week course, which will begin at 4 p.m., on Saturday, Nov. 12. The class meets each Saturday for approximately one hour. The classes are held under cover at the basketball courts to keep owner and dog cool, along with protecting us from possible showers. “Good Dog” is geared towards dogs of all ages and levels. The course will focus on good manners, obedience and behavioral modifications. Upon completion of this course, you will have learned how to communicate better with your dog and have fun doing it. Many techniques are utilized including positive reinforcement to help motivate both you and your dog. Some of the exercises you will be instructed include: Sit, down, stand, stay, come, heel/walking on a loose lead and more. Topics to be addressed are geared towards each individual student; i.e., calm greetings, biting and other problemsolving techniques. The AKC Canine Good Citizen Test will be available for those wishing to obtain said certification at the end of the course. The instructor will be Monica with 30-plus years of experience in dog training and behavior modifications. She has titled dogs in AKC, Search and Rescue, Cadaver Dogs, Narcotics, Tracking and Evidence Indication, Personal Protection, Therapy Dogs and Registered Service Dogs. Puppies and dogs must be current on their vaccinations. Cost is $50. Space is limited. To pre-register, call 655-9080.Adelines plan fashion showSEBRING — The Heart of Highland Sweet Adelines Show Chorus will present “Adelines’Fashions on Parade,” its annual fashion show and luncheon in the Plantation Room of the Kenilworth Lodge, 1610 Lakeview Drive, at noon on Saturday, Nov. 12. Doors open 11:30 a.m. The luncheon will be catered by Simply Trish Catering. Participating shops are: Belk, Bonworth, Dress Barn, in Sebring, and Kasies’Collection in Lake Placid. There will be an Opportunity Table, 50/50 drawing, door prizes and entertainment. Tickets are $20. Call 3826632, 699-1288, 452-1927, or 638-1598 in Polk County. This is the chorus’scholarship fundraiser. To date, the chorus has given out 24 Scholarship Awards.Events at local lodges, postsAVON PARK — The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 in Avon Park, will host the following events: Today NASCAR at 1:30 p.m. For more information, call 452-9853. AVON PARK — The American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park, will host the following events: Today Karaoke by Naomi (call for time). Monday Halloween Costume Contest (call for time). For more information, call 453-4553. LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Moose 2374, will host the following events: Today NASCAR and music with Wild Bill (call for times). For details, call 4650131. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, October 30, 2011Page 5A DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; cornerstone hospice; 0 0 0 1 2 4 2 2 MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; ff main rhp only pg 3 or 5; 0 0 0 1 2 4 6 2 AFFORDABLE CARE**********; 3.639"; 8"; Black; IO16-6 main; 0 0 0 1 2 6 5 7 HANCOCK, JANE; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 10/28/11,30; 0 0 0 1 3 4 1 8 Continued from page 2A COMMUNITYBRIEFS US celebrates Statue of Libertys 125th birthday News-Sun photo by SCOTTDRESSEL The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on Oct. 28, 1886. Associated PressFROSTPROOF — Authorities say five people are critically injured and one is dead after a traffic crash in central Florida. The Polk County Sheriff’s Office reports the accident happened Friday at about 4:30 p.m. in Frostproof. A vehicle traveling northbound on U.S. 27 left the roadway and then overcorrected, rotating and propelling it onto the southbound lanes. The car then collided with two other vehicles. The driver of the first vehicle, a woman, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her husband and a 19-yearold boy were taken to Lakeland Regional Medical Center with life-threatening injuries. Three other people were taken to another hospital in critical condition. None of their names have been released. Authorities say the investigation is ongoing. 5 injured, 1 dead in Frostproof crash

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C M Y K indeed had a BB gun in his pants. It had BBs but no CO2 cartridge,” King said. Employees of the high school who wished to remain anonymous told the NewsSun that the student was a freshman and a special needs student. Rodney Hollinger, deputy superintendent of The School Board of Highlands County, confirmed Friday that the student did have a BB gun, but would not confirm if he was a special needs student. “I am not going to comment on that. It could come back and bite us later if we commented on the type of student involved. I can say that the student was absent for four days before Thursday, and was not involved in the fight or the previous week’s incidents,” Hollinger said. The problem, according to King, was the rumor mill. “We had upset parents because we had kids putting out partially true information in texts and on Facebook. Of course a parent is going to be concerned, but our focus was on the safety of all students and staff as we made sure there were no other weapons on campus. It’s standard procedure,” King said. Parents began gathering at the locked entrance just after noon because of calls from inside the school, but were not allowed on campus and were told little about what was going on inside the gates. “It’s the scariest call I have ever gotten,” said Erica Williams. “About 12:30, my son called that there was a threat on campus and that a gun was found. Why won’t they tell us what is going on?” “Staff’s priority at that point was to complete the search, not communicate with parents,” Hollinger said. “Parents were not allowed to visit their children on purpose, that makes sort of logical sense. If we are searching for something, and a parent intervenes, then that item could leave with the student.” Lines of cars filled the swales along Main Street in front of the campus as rumors spread further. Sgt. Kevin Megno was dispatched to assist in traffic control and informed parents that there was a situation, but everything was fine and that no one was injured. The police department was searching the entire school as per procedure, he said. “Our goal is to make sure that student safety is our first job,” Megno responded to parents yelling out questions. “There is an incident of a child on crutches that is complaining of chest pains and we have asked for an ambulance, but there are no injuries and everyone is safe. I understand your concern, but there really is nothing going on, we are just being cautious,” Megno said. He would not confirm the presence of a weapon, but stressed that there “was an incident and that we handled it safely and normal operations should return in a few minutes.” Principal Tealy Williams walked out to the fence, but provided no extra information to the gathering crowd. “The idea here today is in about 30 minutes we will be letting your kids out of school. All of your kids are safe, and everything is fine. Later today I will be sending out a message about what went on,” Williams said from the inside of the locked gate. “We will be releasing a statement later this evening about what happened,” he repeated. Several parents said the administration needed to do a better job of communicating when something like this happened, even if there was no real gun involved. “If that (a BB gun) was all it was, then OK. I mean, we took guns to school in the back window of our pick-up when we were kids, but the school really needs to tell us what is going on,” said an unidentified parent talking to Megno. Page 6ANews-SunSunday, October 30, 2011www.newssun.com MILLER'S CENTRAL AIR; 9.347"; 6"; Black plus three; process, main; 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 9 WAUCHULA STATE BANK; 7.444"; 6"; Black plus three; process, 10/30;11/4; 0 0 0 1 3 3 8 8 Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Parents outside the gate at Avon Parks High School on Thursday were not allowed to pick up students during a lockdown. A student with a BB gun was arrested. APHS incidents not related, but parents upset Associated PressNASHVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee state troopers for the second straight night arrested Wall Street protesters for defying a new nighttime curfew imposed by Republican Gov. Bill Haslam in an effort to disband an encampment near the state Capitol. And for a second time, a Nashville night judge dismissed the protesters’ arrest warrants. The Tennessean newspaper reported early Saturday morning that Magistrate Tom Nelson told troopers delivering the protesters to jail that he could “find no authority anywhere for anyone to authorize a curfew anywhere on Legislative Plaza.” Occupy Nashville protesters — including many of the 29 arrested in a pre-dawn raid on Friday — returned to the Legislative Plaza that evening and remained through the 10 p.m. curfew. Tenn. protesters arrested for 2nd straight night ted running around the one mile obstacle course. The kids jumped over walls, climbed underneath a mudfilled, barbed wire pit and slid into the finish line. The Half Dozen is the newest addition to the Mud Run and brought in a larger spectator crowd than the first Mud Run back in May. The first and second place winners of the Kids’Half Dozen were Patrick Boulay and Connor Delaney. The DD2 brought in approxiamelty 200 registered adult participants. Several school teams that included 10 members of students, athletes, teachers and coaches turned up ready to take on the competition. Other groups and individuals also were geared up for the two-heat competition. The first heat began at 11 a.m. The first few competitors crossed the finish line in less than 20 minutes. The first and second place winners for the adults first heat were Danny Cool, 14, and Carl Dassinger, 17. Prizes for those lucky competitors who found one of the 12 hidden Halloween rubber duckies include three pairs of Sebring 60th anniversary Race tickets, beach grills and chairs, a mountain bike, a flat screen TV, a round of golf, overnight stays at LaQuinta and the Sebring Marriott. Four ducks were hidden i n the mud and waters of th e course for each wave of th e competition. Prizes were also awarde d to the top three winners an d the top male and femal e winner in the adult, teen an d kids divisions, followed b y prizes to the ‘Best Bods ’ and best costumes. Following the adult com petition, participants an d spectators were invited t o get dirty at the Kids’Zon e and Slip n’Slide area. Wes t Sebring Volunteer Fir e Department provided plent y of water for the 30-foo t slide and made sure tha t each of the mud obstacle s was the perfect combinatio n of mud and water. Dirty Dozen brings muddy fun News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Matthew Prelaz, a student at Lake Placid Elementary School, finishes an obstacle during the Half Dozen Mud Run at Sebring International Raceway on Saturday. Continued from page 1A

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C M Y K plete the phone system upgrade of the dispatch center including a $300,000 grant with zero matching funds required from the state’s 911 fund. More than $500,000 was used to design air conditioning and relocation of radio and phone systems. “This equipment was in a bathroom before,” said HCSO Public Information Officer Nell Hays. “Another 911 system was in a closet. When a repair guy came to look at it he could not even get to it. That’s how small the space was.” The expansion was much needed and suits the dispatchers just fine. The nine employees on duty Friday afternoon seemed extremely comfortable and confident in their new setup. Director Bonnie Gregg felt that the upgrade was essential to the community, the HCSO and the employees. “It’s very accommodating. It’s a very professional system and we are very happy with it,” Gregg said. The newly designed stations allow the dispatchers more room and flexibility while they work. Before, dispatchers struggled to have sufficient room to write or take notes, but the upgrade not only included new phone and operating systems but also came with new desks, chairs and furniture. “They (dispatchers) have 12-hour shifts. There is always someone here. They have to be within a certain proximity of the stations. Now they can go over the break room back there and still be in proximity,” Gregg said. Included in the redesign of the center is a kitchen/break room area at the far end of the center. The area is divided by a glass wall allowing dispatchers to be able to see a full view or the center and their specific stations and if they are needed for an emergency situation. “We feel like we are in an expensive suite. It’s great,” Gregg said with a smile. The entire upgrade of the center took approximately six months, according to Gregg and Hays, and it was well worth the wait. The center allows all law enforcement, fire departments and EMS to communicate better and more efficiently. The center transition was a flawless one. Another added aspect of the center will be the encryption of the radio traffic. Gregg confirmed that the dispatch center will run use an encrypted feature, which she stated will help in the privacy and security of dispatchers and law enforcement. Encryption would cause the public to not be able to hear most communication from the center. “We wanted it private,” said Gregg. “The public won’t be able to hear a lot of things with the encryption, but there is a reason for that. Alot of people can get a scanner. So if a bad guy has one and is setting up a ‘crime’that is really a distraction from what is really going on, well then the law enforcement is concentrating on something while the bad guy is over here robbing a bank.” Gregg and Hays said that the encryption is needed for the privacy and security of the center and law enforcement. Page 8ANews-SunSunday, October 30, 2011www.newssun.com GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 10/30/11; 0 0 0 1 3 3 5 5 SEBRING PEDIATRICS, LLC; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 10/30/11; 0 0 0 1 3 3 5 8 DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 10/30/11; 0 0 0 1 3 3 5 9 Continued from page 1A News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Highlands County dispatcher, Alicia Peters, works on the upgraded equipment implemented at the Consolidated Dispatch Center Friday. Dispatch center begins using new equipment This equipment was in a bathroom before. Another 911 system was in a closet. When a repair guy came to look at it he could not even get to it. Thats how small the space was.NELLHAYS public information officer Changing it piecemeal would require a series of referendums, which is wearing on the citizens and expensive. “The best option is to change the old with the new,” Buhr said. “It’s cleaner if it’s new.” In 1968 the state legislature rewrote the constitution endowing municipalities with more power. Before 1968, the federal government trumped state, state trumped county and county trumped cities. Now, “Municipalities shall have government, corporate and proprietary powers to enable them to conduct municipal government, perform municipal functions and render municipal services, and may exercise any power for municipal purposes except as otherwise provided by law.” This means, Buhr explained, a city has to “list what you can’t do or have to do.” Continued from page 2A AP city charter getting update Associated PressLAKE BUENAVISTA — Vice President Joe Biden on Friday blamed the nation’s problems on President George W. Bush’s eight years in office and accused congressional Republicans of obstructing President Barack Obama’s efforts to improve the economy and help the middle class. In addition to blaming Bush and Republican policies for the deficit, the poor economy, the collapse of the housing market and more, he touted successes ranging from stabilizing job losses, passing a health care overhaul, killing Osama bin Laden and helping Libyan rebels remove Moammar Gadhafi without losing any American troops. “Folks, we’ve set America on a different path, a new journey. One that our friends on the other team are trying to obstruct,” he said in a speech to Florida Democrats. The speech laid out the arguments the Obama campaign will make over the next year in a state Biden said he’ll visit often because it’s crucial to winning a second term. Obama carried Florida in 2008, but his poll numbers have dropped and Republicans dominated the 2010 elections here. Florida is also the largest battleground state with 29 electoral votes. Biden said the United States was isolated in the world when they took office. He said allies didn’ t respect the nation and enemies no longer feared it. He listed the problems Obama inherited, including two wars and a projected defici t of $8 trillion over the nex t 10 years and a banking industry that nearly collapsed. “I find it absolutely bizarre — Republicans moralizing about deficits. That’s a little like an arsonists moralizing about fire safety,” Biden said. He gave the Obama administration credit fo r stabilizing Wall Street and the banking industry and defended the bailout of the auto industry, singling ou t Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. “We knew, in spite o f what Romney and others said at the time, that we would permanently lose a million jobs related to the industry. So we told the industry, ‘Shape up, reorganize and if you do, we will help you,”’Biden said. “Instead of losing 1 million jobs permanently, we’ve added in the last yea r 111,000 auto jobs. General Motors and Chrysler are healthy. They’re paying of f their government loans.” Biden blames GOP for countrys woes Associated PressTALLAHASSEE — A Florida Panhandle teacher who registered students to vote but turned in their applications late may be fined for violating the state’s new election law, which has drawn fire from critics who say it will suppress voting. Secretary of State Kurt Browning asked Attorney General Pam Bondi to investigate and seek applicable fines in a letter Thursday. Browning wrote that election officials in Santa Rosa County have documented 76 registration applications collected by the teacher that appear to have violated the law that went into effect earlier this year. It requires third parties to turn in applications to the county Supervisor of Elections Office within 48 hours of being collected. The old law had a 10-day deadline. Each violation can result in a $50 fine, but no single individual or organization can be fined more than $1,000 in a year. The letter says the unnamed Pace High School teacher has a history of violations. “The circumstances of this case greatly concern me,” Browning wrote. Teacher may be fined under new election law

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C M Y K Special to the News-SunSEBRING – It’s that time of year again – time for the annual telephone book recycling contest sponsored by Dex. Once again, Dex – publisher of the CenturyLink Yellow Pages is teaming up with Highland County Recycling, Keep Highlands County Beautiful, public schools and several area homeowners associations to provide local residents with easy ways to recycle their old phone books and offer schools and associations a chance to win some money in the process. This year, local schools and homeowners associations will be competing to win up to $300, donated by Dex. First-, secondand thirdplace prizes will be given based upon how many phone books are recycled by each school and association. The contest will run until Jan. 6, 2012 at voluntary drop-off collection locations throughout Avon Park, Lake Placid, Lorida, Sebring and Spring Lake. Please be sure to use the recycling bin marked “Cardboard and Phone Books” and not other waste containers. The recycling contest is part of Dex’s environmentally conscious practices. All of the company’s print directories are produced using paper that contains a minimum of 25 percent post-consumer content and environmentally friendly glues and inks. The remainder is comprised of waste products generated by the lumber industry, which means no new trees are cut down specifically for the production of the company’s directories. For details, visit www.DexKnows.com/Green or call 655-6477. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, October 30, 2011Page 9A COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; 10/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 1 2 3 9 6 EDWARD JONES/ED BURNSIDE***; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; business; 0 0 0 1 3 3 6 1 BUSINESS Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID – Jaxson’s Restaurant, the oldest full-service restaurant in Lake Placid, has announced that dinner hours have been extended until at least 10 p.m. seven days a week. “We saw the need and desire of our customers to be able to get dinner service later at night,” said Don Davies, owner of Jaxson’s. “We are more than happy to fill that need.” Jaxson’s also announced the “two items for $10” lunch menu in around 10 minutes. “We recognized that our customers are pressed for time so we stepped up to the plate and now can serve you from our ‘2 for10’ menu in around 10 minutes. The food is good, inexpensive and fast,” said Thomas Schalk, GM of Jaxson’s. “We will do everything we can to get you back to work on time,” added Schalk. Jaxon’s and Henscratch Farms Winery jointly announced the addition o f Caladium Bulbs 4 Less as a partner in their highly successful 15-15-15 promotion. Take your receipt from Jaxson’s, Henscratch o r Caladium Bulbs 4 Less with a $15 purchase or more to one of the other two businesses within 15 days and receive a 15 percent discount (no other discounts apply with this program). Jaxsons Restaurant announces extended dinner hours Special to the News-SunLAKELAND – MidFlorida has announced plans to launch its redesigned website at www.midflorida.com on Monday. The new site not only boasts a new look, but also a user-friendly design and improved navigation. As part of a soft launch process, both the new and older version of the website will be available at the same time. Visitors will be able to choose to use the new site or to continue to the former version until the middle of December, when access to the original site will be discontinued. “Our website is jus t another form of a branch – an eBranch, if you will – and is the way a good portion of our membership and the community communicates and receives thei r information,” said Kevin Jones, MidFlorida’s president and CEO. In addition to the revised look, updates include an easily accessible rate search on the main page, a branch listing with mapped search results, and a consolidated resources section offering financial tools, forms and a glossary. MidFlorida to launch new website Monday The other day, I got one of those annoying emails from a supposed Nigerian prince promising rich rewards for helping to move money out of his country. It’s hard to believe those kinds of scams are still thriving, but they are. In fact, according to a recent survey conducted by the Consumer Federation of America, fraud (including fake checks, bogus sweepstakes and work-at-home schemes) is now among the top 10 consumer complaints received by consumer protection agencies. Endless variations on fake check swindles are being perpetrated by phone, letter and email, including these gems: — You’ve won a foreign lottery and are sent a check that’s the first installment of your winnings. To get the rest, you must deposit and cash the check, then wire the money to someone who will pay facilitate the transaction and pay taxes on your behalf. — Someone responds to your classified ad or online auction posting for a valuable item. They have a logical-sounding reason why you’re receiving a check above the purchase price: For example, they live overseas and asked someone in the U.S. who owes them money send you a check for more than your sales price; then, you’ll keep your share and wire the buyer the difference. — You’re hired as a secret shopper to help evaluate a money-transfer service. You’re sent a check to deposit, minus your “pay,” and are then asked to wire out the remainder using the service being tested. What these scams have in common is that the checks themselves are fraudulent. Thieves count on the fact that your bank generally must make deposited funds available to you within a few days. However, weeks may pass before the bank ultimately discovers the fraud, at which point they bounce the check. You must then repay your bank the money or have your account frozen or closed and be sued – possibly even face criminal charges. Today’s sophisticated scanners, printers and software programs make it easy to create checks that sometimes even fool authorities. Afew warning signs: Fake checks are often printed on lighter, slippery paper and lack at least one perforated or rough edge. Missing or faded bank logo, suggesting it may have been copied. No street address or a P.O. Box only, or an inaccurate ZIPcode. Check number at the upper right corner doesn’t match the number on the check’s bottom line. Usually drawn for less than $5,000 because by law, deposits under that amount must be made available to you within five days. Crooks count on your completing their transaction before the check has actually been cleared by the issuing bank. Stains or gaps around signatures, a digitized appearance, or odd pen strokes, suggesting a scanned or forged signature. The first nine digits in the check’s bottom line typically identify the routing number of the issuing bank. Having fewer or more than nine digits means it’s fake. Verify correct routing numbers at www.fededirectory.frb.org/re serve.cfm. Many good resources exist where you can learn more about fake check scams and how to avoid them, including the FBI (www.fbi.gov/scams-safety), the Federal Trade Commission (www.ftc.gov), the Consumer Federation of America (www.consumerfed.org), and the National Consumers League (www.fakechecks.org/index2 .html). To paraphrase P.T. Barnum, there’s a new scam born every minute. Just make sure you’re not one of the poor suckers who falls for it. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. www.twitter.com/PracticalMoney Beware of fake check scams Personal Finance Jason Alderman Dex sponsoring phone book recycling contest By MAE ANDERSON APBusiness WriterNEWYORK — Appliance maker Whirlpool Corp. plans to cut 5,000 jobs, about 10 percent of its workforce in North America and Europe, as it faces soft demand and higher costs for materials. The world’s biggest appliance maker also on Friday cut its 2011 earnings outlook drastically and reported third-quarter results that missed expectations, hurt by higher costs and a slowdown in emerging markets. Shares fell 12 percent in midday trading. The company, whose brands include Maytag and KitchenAid, has, like other appliance makers, been squeezed by soft U.S. demand since the recession and rising costs for materials such as steel and copper. Due to its size, Whirlpool’s performance provides a window on the economy because it indicates whether consumers are comfortable spending on big-ticket items. Whirlpool has raised prices to combat higher costs, but demand for items like refrigerators and washing machines remains tight. Whirlpool is also facing discount pressure from competitors. To offset slowing North American sales, Whirlpool has turned to emerging markets. But the company said Friday that sales have slowed there, too. The company revised its demand forecast globally. It now expects demand to decline 3 percent to 5 percent in North America, in 2011, down from a 1 percent to 2 percent prior decline forecast. It expects flat demand in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, from prior expectations of a 1 percent to 2 percent rise in demand. In Latin America, it now expects demand to be flat to up 5 percent, from prior expectations of a 5 percent to 10 percent increase. And in Asia it expects demand to rise 2 percent to 4 percent from earlier expectations of a 4 percent to 6 percent increase. Steep costs and the dour global economy are affecting the entire appliance industry. Swedish appliance maker Electrolux said Friday that its third-quarter net income fell 39 percent and also cut its forecast for demand in North American and Europe for the year. Whirlpool jobs to be cut are mostly in North America and Europe. They include 1,200 salaried positions and the closing of the company’s Fort Smith, Ark., plant. The Fort Smith plant shutdown will affect 884 hourly workers and 90 salaried employees. An additional 800 workers were on layoff from the factory and on a recall list. Whirlpool will also relocate dishwasher production from Neunkirchen, Germany, to Poland in January 2012. The company expects the moves will save $400 million by the end of 2013. They’ll cost $500 million in restructuring costs however, which will be recorded over the next three years, including a $105 million charge in the fourth quarter. Whirlpool to cut 5,000 jobs in effort to reduce costs

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C M Y K Page 10ANews-Sun Sunday, October 30, 2011www.newssun.co m IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282008001313AOOOXX COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INCORPORATED, Plaintiff, vs. FREDERICK D. BRYAN; MELINDA BRYAN; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, ACTING SOLELY AS A NOMINEE FOR AMERICA'S WHOLESALE LENDER; JANE DOE; JOHN DOE; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 12th day of 282008001313AOOOXX, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INCORPORATED is the Plaintiff and FREDERICK D. BRYAN; MELINDA BRYAN; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INCORPORATED, ACTING SOLELY AS A NOMINEE FOR AMERICA'S WHOLESALE LENDER; JANE DOE; JOHN DOE; IN POSSESSION OF THE 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 9th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 11, IN BLOCK 9, OF PLACID LAKES SECTION NINETEEN, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 14, 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 13th day of October, 2011. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michala k Deputy Cler k October 23, 30, 2011 HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS (HCBCC) GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING INVITATION TO BID (ITB) The Board of County Commissioners (BCC), Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed proposals in the County Purchasing Department for the following services: ITB No. 12-015 SECURITY SERVICES FOR PLACID LAKES SPECIAL BENEFIT DISTRICT NIGP Code: 990-46 Specifications may be obtained by downloading from our website: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net or by contacting: Danielle Gilbert, InterimŽ Purchasing Manager; 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33875-5803 Phone: 863-402-6524 Fax: 863-402-6735; or E-Mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:dgilbert@hcbcc.org" dgilbert@hcbcc.org Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed bid. Bids must be delivered to the Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL. 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., THURSDAY; NOVEMBER 10, 2011, at which time they will be opened. Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service. One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at the bid opening. Highlands County Local Preference Policy will apply to the award of this bid. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners (HCBCC/COUNTY) reserves the right to accept or reject any or all proposals or any parts thereof, and the determination of this award, if an award is made, will be based on the ranking of each vendors proposal. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the proposal. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mrs. Melissa Bruns, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: mbruns@hcbcc.org. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners; Purchasing Department; Highlands County, Florida Website: www.hcbcc.net October 23, 30, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 10-00392 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. DAWN L. SIERADZAN; M.T. LOTZ, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) N/K/A THOMAS COCKRILL; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 12th day of 10-00392, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and DAWN L. SIERADZAN; M.T. LOTZ, INC.; UNKNOWN TENANT(S) N/K/A THOMAS COCKRILL; IN POSSESSION OF THE 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 9th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 13, BLOCK 293, LAKE SEBRING SUBDIVISION, RECORDED ON SHEETS 1 THRU 5, INCLUSIVE OF LAKE SEBRING SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 12 THUR 16, INCLUSIVE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING A PART OF SECTION 13, 14 AND 24, ALL IN TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST RECORDED IN 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 13th day of October, 2011. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk October 23, 30, 2011NOTICE OF LANDOWNERS MEETING AND THE ELECTION OF ONE SUPERVISOR FOR THE SPRING LAKE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT The Spring Lake Improvement District will conduct a Landowners Meeting on Wednesday, November 9, 2011, at 10:00 A.M. at the District Office, 115 Spring Lake Boulevard, Sebring, Florida 33876. An election shall be held for the purpose of electing ONE Supervisor to a Board of five Supervisors for a term expiring on the regular meeting date in November, 2014 in accordance with the Florida Statutes, Chapter 90-434. The Landowners may vote in person or by proxy, in writing; Proxies are available at the District Office. At said meeting each landowner shall be entitled to cast one vote per acre of land owned and located within the District. Fractions of an acre shall be treated as one acre, entitling the landowners to one vote with respect thereto. The person receiving the highest number of votes for the office of Supervisor shall be declared elected. In addition any other business relating to the Spring Lake Improvement District as may properly come before the meeting will be heard. EACH PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THE MEETING IS ADVISED THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, INCLUDING THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. Joseph DeCerbo District Manager October 16, 23, 30, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282008CA0001463AOOOXX COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., Plaintiff, vs. RICHARD J. BRILHANTE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD J. BRILHANTE; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 12th day of October, 2011, and entered in Case No. 282008CA0001463AOOOXX, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. is the Plaintiff and RICHARD J. BRILHANTE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD J. BRILHANTE; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE 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 9th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 24, BLOCK 255, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 13, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, AT PAGE 71, 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 13th day of October, 2011. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk October 23, 30, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282008CA001344AOOOXX COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., Plaintiff, vs. JEAN MAX ALAIN; NELLY A. ALAIN A/K/A NELLY ALAIN; JANE DOE; JOHN DOE; IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale dated the 17th day of October, 2011, and entered in Case No. 282008CA001344AOOOXX, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. is the Plaintiff and JEAN MAX ALAIN; NELLY A. ALAIN A/K/A NELLY ALAIN; JANE DOE; JOHN DOE; IN POSSESSION OF THE 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 16th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 1, BLOCK 1, K.F. SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 51, 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 18th day of October, 2011. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk October 30; November 6, 2011 INVITATION TO BID The Town of Lake Placid, Highlands County, Lake Placid, Florida, will receive sealed bids at the Office of Director of Utilities, Gary V. Freeman, located at 311 W. Interlake Blvd, Lake Placid, Florida 33852 for the following bid titles (there are three [3] Bids herewith): (BID 1) COMPLETE NEW ELECTRIC CONTROL PANELS (STAINLESS STEEL ENCLOSURE) INCLUDING LEVEL SENSOR FLOAT SWITCHES FOR ELEVEN (11) EXISTING SEWER LIFT STATIONS. (BID 2) REBUILD EXISTING SEWER LIFT STATIONS ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS IN TEN (10) EXISTING STATIONS; INCLUDES LABOR AND MATERIAL. (BID 3) INSTALL NEW ELECTRIC SYSTEMS FOR TEN (10) EXISTING LIFT STATIONS. Specifications may be received at the Town of Lake Placid Municipal Building, 311 W. Interlake Blvd, Lake Placid, Florida 33852, attention Gary V. Freeman, Director of Utilities, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm until Wednesday, November 9, 2011. The phone number is 863-699-3747 and the fax number is 863-699-3749. There are three (3) bids in this Bid Package. Specifications on each are also available for download in pdf format from the Towns website, which is at: HYPERLINK "http://www.lakeplacidfl.net" www.lakeplacidfl.net. Bid envelopes must be sealed and clearly marked LIFT STATION BIDSŽ, on the outside, so as to identify the enclosed bids. Bids must be delivered to the Town of Lake Placid Municipal Building office attention to Director of Utilities, Gary V. Freeman, located at 311 W. Interlake Blvd, Lake Placid, Florida 33852 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 pm, Wednesday November 9, 2011, at which time the bids will be opened. Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Town will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service. The town of Lake Placid reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive any irregularities in bidding. Local businesses and/or drug free workplaces shall be given preference in the evaluation and award of purchases and contracts. Gary Freeman Director of Utilities Town of Lake Placid Posted on the Town of Lake Placid Website Printed in the News-Sun Newspaper on Sunday, October 23, 2011 October 23, 2011IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: 11-119-GCS SUNTRUST BANK, Plaintiff, v. DELMAR R. RUNNER a/k/a DELMA R. RUNNER if living and, if dead, the unknown spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees, assignees, lienors, creditors, trustees, beneficiaries, or other persons claiming an interest by, through, under, or against DELMAR R. RUNNER a/k/a DELMA R. RUNNER; et al. Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, pursuant to a Uniform Final Judgment of Foreclosure of Sun Trust Bank entered in the above-styled case, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, on November 15, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., at the Highlands County Courthouse, 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens, must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale. The legal description of the property being sold is described as: LOT F OF LOT 11, BLOCK 3, IN SECTION 23, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 131, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. The Property or its address is commonly known as 324 East Canfield Street, Avon Park, Florida 33825. DATED this 17th day of October, 2011. (SEAL) CLERK OF THE COURT By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk October 30; November 6, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION Case No.: 11-297-GCS HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK, Plaintiff, vs. DANNY R. SIMMONS and MARY C. SIMMONS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that pursuant to the "Final Judgment on Verified Complaint'' (the "Final Judgment''), entered in the above-styled action on October 4, 2011, the Clerk of Highlands County will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, as described below at a Public Sale, to the highest bidder, for cash, at 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, on November 10, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.: Lot 85 and 86, Block 30, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES, UNIT 2. according to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 48, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Address: 5613 US Highway 27 North, Sebring, Florida 33870 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. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk October 23, 30, 2011 NOTICE OF DISPOSITION ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA SELF STORAGE FACILITY ACT THE FOLLOWING STORAGE UNITS LOCATED AT THE STORAGE PLACE OF AVON PARK, 395 CR 17A WEST, AVON PARK, FL 33825 WILL BE DISPOSED OF ON NOVEMBER 16, 2011, AT 10:00AM. ALL UNITS ARE SAID TO CONTAIN HOUSEHOLD GOODS UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. Names and unit numbers are as follows: NAME UNIT NUMBER Juanita Jervier 109 Sue Austin 111 Randal Ennis 229 Sarah Deweese 360 Aaron Yarborough 102 DISPOSITION BEING MADE TO SATISFY LANDLORD'S LIEN, MANAGEMENT RESERVES ALL RIGHTS, UNDER FLORIDA LAW, ALL PAYMENTS MUST BE IN CASH. October 23, 30, 2011 1050LegalsSTATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION CONSOLIDATED NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE FOR ERP ACTIVITIES ON SOVEREIGN SUBMERGED LANDS The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue an environmental resource permit, #28-0307286-001, and authorization to use sovereign submerged land to The Ross Family Revocable Trust, dated July 3, 2003, c/o Mielke Construction, Inc., P.O. Box 2011, Lake Placid, FL, 33862 for construction of a single-family dock to accommodate the mooring of six vessels. The dock consists of a 5' x 65' access walkway, 8.5' x 8.5' triangular section, 29' x 30' platform with L-shaped catwalk (4' x 12' and 4' x 29') partially located under an L-shaped roof (18' x 48' and 18' x 13'). The total surface area of the structure is estimated to be approximately 1,803 square feet and the pre-empted area is depicted in the submitted professional sketch to be 2,989 sq.ft. The project is located at 1232 Lake Clay Dr., Lake Placid, in Lake Clay, Class III Waters, Section 30, Township 36 South, Range 30 East, Highlands County. The application is available for public inspection from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday except legal holidays, at the Department of Environmental Protection, 2295 Victoria Ave., Suite 364, Fort Myers, FL 33901. The Department will issue the permit and authorization to use sovereign submerged land unless a timely petition for an administrative hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S., before the deadline for filing a petition. The procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth below. Mediation is not available. A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's action may petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S. The petition must contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000. Because the administrative hearing process if designed to redetermine final agency action on the application, the filing of a petition for an administrative hearing may result in a modification of the permit or even a denial of the application. If a sufficient petition for an administrative hearing or request for an extension of time to file a petition is timely filed, this permit automatically becomes only proposed agency action on the application, subject to the result of the administrative review process. Accordingly, the applicant is advised not to commence construction or other activities under this permit until the deadlines noted below for filing a petition for an administrative hearing, or request for an extension of time have expired. Under Rule 62-110.106(4), F.A.C., a person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's action may also request an extension of time to file a petition for an administrative hearing. The Department may, for good cause shown, grant the request for an extension of time. Requests for extension of time must be filed with the Office of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000, before the applicable deadline. A timely request for extension of time shall toll the running of the time period for filling a petition until the request is acted upon. If a request is filed late, the Department may still grant it upon a motion by the requesting party showing that the failure to file a request for an extension of time before the deadline was the reslt of excusable neglect. In the event that a timely and sufficient petition for an administrative hearing is filed, other persons whose substantial interests will be affected by the outcome of the administrative process have the right to petition to intervene in the proceeding. A ny intervention will be only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing of a motion in compliance with Rule 28-106.205, F.A.C. In accordance with Rules 28-106.111(2) and 62-110-106(3)(a)(1), petitions for an administrative hearing by the applicant or any of the parties listed below must be filed within 14 days of receipt of this written notice. petitions filed by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under Section 120.60(3), F.S., must be filed within 14 days of publication of the notice or within 14 days of receipt of the written notice, whichever occurs first. Under Section 120.60(3), F.S., however, any person who has asked the Department for notice of agency action may file a petition with 14 days of receipt of such notice, regardless of the date of publication. The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of filing. The failure of any person to file a petition for an administrative haring within the ap1050Legals Free ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. Must be a non-commercial item. Asking price is $100 or le ss. We offer 2 ads per month and can rerun the same ad 2 times in 30 days, only if its the same ad. The price is allowed to change. All ads p laced under the Bargain BuysŽ discount rate must have 1 item with 1 asking price. The customer can list a set for 1 price, i.e. Bedroom se t ... $100 is allowed; Chairs (2) ... $20 each is NOT allowed. The customer can list the ads as Chairs (2) ... $40 for both. 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AD RATESGARAGE SALE6 lines 2 days $11503 days$14(additional lines $1 each)MISCELLANEOUSmerchandise over $1005 lines 6 pubs$1750(additional lines $3 each)REAL ESTATE EMPLOYMENT TRANSPORTATION5 lines 6 pubs $31506 lines 14 pubs$71 propriate time period shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, FS. A petition that disputes the material facts on which the Department's action is based must contain the following information: a) The name and address of each agency affected and each agency's file or identification number, if known; b) The name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of the petitioner's representative, if any, which shall be the address for service purposes during the course of the proceeding; and an explanation of how the petitioner's substantial interests are or will be affected by the agency determination; c) A statement of when and ow the petitioner received notice of the agency decision; d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate; e) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, including the specific facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the agency's proposed action; f) A statement of the specific rules or statutes that the petitioner contends require reversal or modification of the agency's proposed action; and g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wishes the agency to take with respect to the agency's proposed action. A petition that does not dispute the material facts on which the Department's action is based shall state that no such facts are in dispute and otherwise shall contain the same information as set forth above, as required by Rule 28-106.301, F.A.C. Under Sections 120.569(2)(c) and (d), F.S., a petition for administrative hearing must be dismissed by the agency if the petition does not substantially comply with the above requirements and is untimely filed. This intent to issue constitutes an order of the Department on its own behalf of the application for the regulatory permit, and on behalf of the Board of Trustees of the Internal Improvement Trust Fund on the application to use sovereign submerged lands. Subject to the provisions of Section 120.68(7)(a), F.S., which may require a remand for an administrative hearing, the applicant has the right to seek judicial review of the order under Section 120.68, F.S., by the filing of a notice of appeal under Rule 9.110 of the Florida Rules of Appellate Procedure with the Clerk of the Department in the Office of General Counsel, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000; and by filing a copy of the notice of appeal accompanied by the applicable filing fees with the appropriate district court of appeal. The notice of appeal must be filed within 30 days from the date when the final order is filed with the Clerk of the Department. The applicant, or any party within the meaning of Section 373.114(1)(a) or 373.4275, F.S., may also seek appellate review of this order before the Land and Water Adjudicatory Commission under Section 373.114(1) or 373.4275, F.S. Requests for review before the Lane and Water Adjudicatory Commission must be filed with the Secretary of the Commission and served on the Department within 20 days from the date when the order is filed with the Clerk of the Department. October 30, 2011 1050Legals 1050Legals LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. Subscribe to the News-Sun Call 385-6155 Page 10ANews-SunSunday, October 30, 2011www.newssun.com

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, October 30, 2011Page 11 A ADVERTISING SALESASSISTANT We Are Expanding! We have a new position available, in Sebring Florida for a ADVERTISING SALES ASSISTANT Responsibilities: Scheduling client appointments. Maintaining advertising schedules. Client relations and assist Multi Media Account Executive. Salary + Commission. News Sun Send reply to 2227U S 27 South Sebring Fl. 33870 EOE ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLESPECIALIST Lykes Bros., Inc. Ranch Division, located in Brighton, has an immediate opening for an accountant/bookkeeper focused primarily on accounts receivable and statistical record keeping with other duties as assigned. Qualified applicant must possess experience in performing all functions relating to accounts receivable as well as having been exposed to all accounting cycles. Must be proficient in MS Excel, use of computerized accounting systems, reconciliation procedures, and written communications. Lykes Bros., Inc. offers competitive wages and a benefit package, which includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and LTD insurance, 401(K) plus paid vacation and holidays. Applicants should e-mail their resume to loyda.rivera@lykesranch.com Lykes Bros., Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug and Smoke Free Workplace, M/F/D/V. 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentTRIPLE A27 STORAGE 11011 Twitty Rd. Sebring Fl. 33876 863-386-4214. Intenet to sell unit contents: A8, Brent Hammons, A11 Valerie Clark, D1, Karen Smith, E3/P13, Thomas Johns, on or after 11/24/11. 1100Announcements HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING INVITATION TO BID (ITB) The Board of County Commissioners, Highlands County, Sebring, Florida (County), will receive sealed bids in the County Purchasing Department for: ITB … 12-019 US-27 AT CR-29, STREET LIGHTING PROJECT No. 09010 Specifications may be obtained by downloading from our website: www.hcbcc.net or by contacting: Danielle Gilbert, Assistant Director, Highlands County General Services/Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 Telephone: 863-402-6524, E-Mail: dgilbert@hcbcc.org. Submit one (1) original and two (2) copies of your bid form, bid security and other required data in a sealed envelope and marked with the bid number and name so as to identify the enclosed bid submittal. Bids must be delivered to Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., THURSDAY; NOVEMBER 17, 2011 at which time they will be opened. Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The County will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service. One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at either or both of the above meetings. Vendors submitting responses must submit bids on all work to receive consideration. A Bid Bond or Cashiers Check in an amount of five percent (5%) of the bid must be included on bids over $100,000.00. If the successful bid is greater than $200,000.00, a Public Construction Bond will be required. An Irrevocable Letter of Credit may be considered in lieu of the Public Construction Bond depending on its verbiage. Bid must be accompanied by evidence of bidder's qualifications to do business in the State of Florida, in accordance with F.S. 489. The County reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsive and responsible BIDDER whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award will be in the best interest of Highlands County. The County reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. The Board reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mrs. Melissa Bruns, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: mbruns@hcbcc.org. Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Highlands County Board of County Commissioners; Purchasing Department Website: www.hcbcc.net October 30; November 6, 2011 ***************************************** HIGHLANDS COUNTY LEGAL NOTICES ***************************************** The following legal notices are from the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners and are being published in the font, size, and leading as per their specifications. 1055HighlandsCounty Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001264 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. ROBERTO ORTIZ, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated October 18, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001264 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and ROBERTO ORTIZ; MELBA CASTILLO; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 17th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 27, LESS HE NORTHWESTERLY 10 FEET AND ALL OF LOT 28, LESS THE SOUTHEASTERLY 10 FEET, BLOCK 267, LAKE SEBRING SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN MAP BOOK 2, PAGE 15, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT THE MOST EASTERLY CORNER OF LOT 28, BLOCK 267, THENCE NORTH 51 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 10 SECONDS WEST FOLLOWING THE SOUTHWESTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF CROYDON ROAD A DISTANCE OF 10 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. THENCE CONTINUE ALONG AFORESAID LINE A DISTANCE OF 32.09 FEET TO A POINT OF CURVE; THENCE ALONG A CURVE TO THE RIGHT HAVING A RADIUS OF 930.37 FEET AN ARC DISTANCE OF 46.91 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 44 DEGREES 16 MINUTES 12 SECONDS WEST PARALLEL TO THE NORTHWESTERLY LINE OF LOT 27 A DISTANCE OF 132.92 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTH 48 DEGREES 37 MINUTES 58 SECONDS EAST FOLLOWING THE REAR OF LOTS 27 AND 28, A DISTANCE OF 90.52 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTH 39 DEGREES 44 MINUTES 14 SECONDS EAST PARALLEL TO THE SOUTHEASTERLY BOUNDARY OF LOT 28 A DISTANCE OF 135.65 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 2311 CROYDON ROAD, SEBRING, FL 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on October 20, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09085575 NMNC-FHA--Team 1 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. October 30; November 6, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-000197-GCS JUDGE: J. David Langford TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, Plaintiff, vs. PAULINE E. DELMARR, an individual; MICHAEL A. DELMARR, an individual; SUN 'N LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT, a special district and public corporation of the State of Florida; and JOHN DOE and JANE DOE, unknown parties in possession, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to the Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated October 10, 2011 (the ``Judgment''), entered in Civil Case No. 11-000197-GCS of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, in which TD BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, is Plaintiff, and PAULINE E. DELMARR and MICHAEL A. DELMARR, are Defendants. I will sell the Property as defined in the Judgment and as set forth below at a public sale on November 9th, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. 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 33870, in accordance with Section 45.031, Florida Statutes. The ``highest bidder'' for purposes of this Notice of Sale, is defined as the party who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property ad who completes the sale in a timely fashion, as hereinafter set out. The one who bids the largest amount of money to purchase the Property shall be permitted to complete the sale by delivering to the Clerk, the balance of such bid, over and above the deposit, by 5:00 p.m. on the day of the sale. The following Property located in Highlands County, Florida, is the subject of this Notice of Sale: Lot 21, Block 105, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES Unit 8, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 9, Page 58, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida, together with all existing or subsequently erected or affixed buildings, improvements, and fixtures (the ``Property'') Property Address: 5708 San Juan Drive, Sebring, Florida 33872 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court on October 12, 2011. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk October 23, 30, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-000270 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. CONNIE BROWN, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF, GEORGE GRANT, DECEASED, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF REFORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Reforeclosure dated June 20, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-000270 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and CONNIE BROWN, AS PERSONAL REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF, GEORGE GRANT, DECEASED; GEORGE M. GRANT A/K/A GEORGE MICHAEL GRANT A/K/A GEORGE MICHEAL GRANT JR.; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 9th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE LAND REFERRED TO IN THIS EXHIBIT IS LOCATED IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS AND THE STATE OF FLORIDA IN DEED BOOK 470 AT PAGE 047 AND DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: THE EAST 50 FEET OF LOTS 4, 5 AND 6 AND THE EAST ONE HALF OF LOT 7, BLOCK 166, SEBRING HIGHLANDS SUBDIVISION, AS SHOWN BY MAP OR PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN THE OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 97. A/K/A 4708 MINVERA STREET, SEBRING, FL 33870 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on October 11, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 G11001333 NMNC-SPECFNMA-twernick-Team 1 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. October 23, 30, 2011 HIGHLANDS COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS GENERAL SERVICES & PURCHASING REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL (RFP) The Board of County Commissioners, Highlands County, Sebring, Florida, will receive sealed proposals in the County Purchasing Department for: RFP 12-016 RECYCLABLES TRANSFER & PROCESSING SERVICES AND PROVISION OF RECYCLING CARTS Specifications may be obtained by downloading from our website: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net or by contacting: Danielle Gilbert, Interim Director, Highlands County General Services/Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803 Telephone: 863-402-6523; Fax: 863-402-6735, or by E-Mail: HYPERLINK "mailto:dgilbert@hcbcc.org" dgilbert@hcbcc.org Proposer qualification and selection shall be based on the evaluation process and criteria stated in the RFP. A Mandatory Pre-Proposal Meeting and site visit of the Desoto City Landfill Recycling Facility (DCLRF) and Highlands County Solid Waste Management Center (HCSWMC) will be held on November 10, 2011 at 9:00 A.M. The meeting will be held in the County Engineers Training Room, (Annex Building) 505 S. Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The site visits of the DCLRF and HCSWMC will immediately follow the pre-proposal meeting. Sufficient time will be provided for all interested parties to tour the DCLRF and HCSWMC, take photographs, speak with County staff, and ask relevant questions. Prospective PROPOSERS to this RFP should bring appropriate staff, such as engineers, to the site visit. Due to the scope and nature of the proposed project, Proposals received from any PROPOSER who did not attend the mandatory pre-proposal meeting and the DCLRF and HCSWMC site visits will be judged as non-responsive and will not be considered for award. Proposal submissions must be sealed and marked with the name of the PROPOSER, and the RFP number and title RFP 12-016 Recyclables Transfer & Processing Services And Provision Of Recycling CartsŽ so as to identify the enclosed Proposal. Each submittal shall include one (1) original and ten (10) copies of the Proposal. Proposals must be delivered to Highlands County Purchasing Department, 4320 George Blvd., Sebring, FL 33875-5803, so as to reach said office no later than 2:00 P.M., January 11, 2012, at which time they will be opened. Proposals received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The BCC will not be responsible for the late deliveries of Proposals that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service. One or more County Commissioners may be in attendance at the above Proposal opening. Highlands County Local Preference Policy will apply to the award of this Proposal. The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners reserves the right to accept or reject any or all Proposals or any parts thereof, and the award, if an award is made, will be made in the best interest of Highlands County. The BCC reserves the right to waive irregularities in the Proposal. The Board of County Commissioners of Highlands County, Florida, does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discrimination policy involves every aspect of the BCCs functions, including one's access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26 Florida Statutes should contact Mrs. Melissa Bruns, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice), or via Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: mbruns@hcbcc.org. Requests for Computer-Assisted Realtime Technology services or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. Board of County Commissioners; Purchasing Department Highlands County, Florida Website: HYPERLINK "http://www.hcbcc.net" www.hcbcc.net October 23, 30, 2011 Insight Auctioneers 5000 State Rd 66, Sebring FL 33875 SURPLUS AUCTION … Vehicles, Equip, Misc. Including: City of Avon Park, City of Sebring, School Board of Highlands County, Highlands County Sheriffs Office Saturday, November 12th at 9:00 am October 30; November 6, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000267 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. MARGARET H. DEFRANCO, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated October 18, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-000267 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and MARGARET H. DEFRANCO; JOHN MICHAEL SPRINGMAN, AND ANY ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANT(S) WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 15th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOTS 19 AND 20, BLOCK C SEBRING PARK, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 22, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3029 COUNTRY LAKE DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33876 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on October 18, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09016336 NMNC-SPECFNMA--Team 4 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. October 30; November 6, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282009CA001585AOOOXX BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P., Plaintiff, vs. ROXANA COLONGO; UNKNOWN TENANT(S), IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale dated the 4th day of October, 2011, and entered in Case No. 282009CA001585AOOOXX, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. is the Plaintiff and ROXANA COLONGO and UNKNOWN TENANT(S), IN POSSESSION OF THE 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 8th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF LAND SITUATED IN THE COUNTY OF HIGHLANDS, STATE OF FLORIDA, BEING KNOWN AND DESIGNATED AS LOTS 1 AND 2, OF LAKE ANGELO SUBDIVISION, A RESUBDIVISION OF A PART OF LOT 16, BLOCK 4, SECTION 24, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST AS SHOWN ON THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 63, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA; LESS AND EXCEPT A PORTION OF LOT 1 DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: BEGINNING AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 1 THENCE RUN EASTERLY ALONG THE SHORELINE OF LAKE ANGELO A DISTANCE OF 25 FEET, THENCE IN A NORTHWESTERLY DIRECTION TO THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 1, THENCE IN A SOUTHERLY DIRECTION ALONG THE WESTERLY LINE OF SAID LOT 1 TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. 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 7th day of October, 2011. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk October 23, 30, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000932 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. CAROL L. BUCHANAN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated October 18, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000932 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and CAROL L. BUCHANAN; WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 15th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT THIRTEEN (13), BLOCK TWENTY NINE (29), OF SEBRING COUNTRY ESTATES, SECTION 3, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 6, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 618 LEMANS DRIVE, SEBRING, FL 33872 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on October 18, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10053875 NMNC-SPECFHLMC-R-UNASSIGNED-Team 5 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. October 30; November 6, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001286 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. M. WAYNE MCFARLAND, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated October 18, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-001286 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and M. WAYNE MCFARLAND; KIM M. MCFARLAND; GOLF HAMMOCK OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 16th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 354, GOLF HAMMOCK UNIT 4, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 14, PAGE 78, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 4417 DUFFER LOOP, SEBRING, FL 33872 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on October 19, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10081523 NMNC-SPECFHLMC-R-UNASSIGNED-Team 5 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. October 30; November 6, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC 11-379 IN RE: ESTATE OF DOROTHY LORRAINE ADAMS aka DOROTHY L. ADAMS aka DOROTHY LARRINE ADAMS, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of DOROTHY LORRAINE ADAMS aka DOROTHY L. ADAMS aka DOROTHY LARRINE ADAMS, deceased, whose date of death was June 11, 2011, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands Court, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 590 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and addresses of the personal representative and the personal representative's attorney are set forth below. All creditors of the decedent and other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. All other creditors of the decedent and persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate must file their claim with this court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OF MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is October 23, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Kenneth Adams 396 High Tide Dr., St. Augustine, FL 32080 A ttorney for Personal Representative: CLIFFORD M. ABLES, III, P.A. 551 SOUTH COMMERCE AVE. SEBRING, FL 33870 Telephone: (863) 385-0112 / s/ Clifford M. Ables III FLORIDA BAR NO. 178379 October 23, 30, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-000783 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION A S TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE HOME EQUITY A SSET TRUST 2007-2 HOME EQUITY PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-2, Plaintiff, vs. BARBARO GONZALEZ; DINA GONZALEZ; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgment of Foreclosure Sale dated the 17th day of October, 2011, and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-000783, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE, ON BEHALF OF THE HOLDERS OF THE HOME EQUITY ASSET TRUST 2007-2 HOME EQUITY PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-2, is the Plaintiff and BARBARO GONZALEZ; DINA GONZALEZ; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT(S) IN POSSESSION OF THE 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 16th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 1, OF ANDERSON ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A NY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 18th day of October, 2011. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk October 30; November 6, 2011NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETINGS ON THE SPRING LAKE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT CHARTER REVISION PROCESS The Spring Lake Improvement District will conduct a Public Meeting on Wednesday, November 9, 1:00 p.m. and Wednesday, December 14, 6:00 p.m. at the District Office, 115 Spring Lake Blvd., Sebring, Florida, 33876. The purpose of the meeting is to review and discuss the proposed District Charter Revision Process. EACH PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT MEETINGS IS ADVISED THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGSIS MADE, INCLUDING THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. Joseph DeCerbo District Manager October 23, 2011 October 30, 2011 1050LegalsCHECK YOUR ADPlease check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. 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C M Y K Page 12ANews-Sun Sunday, October 30, 2011www.newssun.co m FROSTPROOF FARMSLLC 24 Temporary workers needed in Bartow Fl. from approximatley Nov. 12, 2011-June30,2012. Following the Supervisors instructions, the worker will place a picking sack over their shoulder and carry an 18' to 22' ladder from the field to the particular area of the grove to be harvested. (Equipment/tools provided at no cost to worker) A fully loaded sack weighs between approximately 80 and 100 pounds depending upon the size, condition and variety of fruit. Worker positions ladder against the tree and within reach of the fruit in a leaning position, taking care not to break limbs, damage the tree, knock fruit off, or interfere with other workers, in a secure position to prevent slipping or falling and possibly injury to themselves or other workers. Remove fruit from the tree and place into pick sack. When picking sack is full take full sack to fruit container located in the grove and drop fruit from pick sack into container. In order to perform this kind of work, worker must be able to work outside for at least 6 hours a day in all kinds of weather and be in possession of the requisite physical strength and endurance to repeat the picking process rapidly, working quickly and skillfully with their hands, and carrying a large number of sacks of fruit from the area in which the fruit is being harvested to the location of the container. Workers may be required to perform miscellaneous grove clean up work. These activities may include removing ladders, debris, boxes, discarded fruit from fields to clean growing areas, pruning, painting trees, repair and or replace irrigation equipment, may maintain fence lines. The highest of $9.50 per hour or applicable piece rates depending on crop activity, 3/4 guarantee, 35 hrs. per week, housing and transportation provided at no cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each work day, must be 18 years or older. Transportation and subsistence expenses to the work site will be reimbursed upon completion of 50% of the work contract or earlier if appropriate. A pply for this job at the nearest SWA in Fl. by using job listing #9600852. We participate in the E-Verify program and workers must have valid identification for I-9 preparation when they report to begin work. CHANEY'S USEDCARS, Inc. (Avon Park, Fl.) is seeking temporary seasonal employment of a Used Car Buyer/Seller for purposes of acquiring used cars in the United States to sell at car auctions in Egypt. Employment period to begin 01/15/2012 through 6/15/2012, and requires familiarity with the used car industry in Egypt, the ability to speak, read & write both Arabic and English. Compensation of $17.27/hr. Must be able to evidence at least 6 months of experience in the foreign car market, particularly in Egypt. Please submit cover letter and resume to 1500 US HWY 27 S, Avon Park, Fl. 33825 CERTIFIED POLICEOFFICER City of Avon Park is accepting applications for a full time entry-level Police Officer. Minimum qualifications: HS diploma or GED; possess valid Florida driver's license, must have passed Florida Police Standards and Training and Florida CJST requirements at the time of hire. Starting salary is $29,786.27. Applications available at the City of Avon Park Police Department, 304 W. Pleasant Street, Avon Park, Fl. 33825 and must be accompanied with a copy of Florida driver's license. Return completed applications to City of Avon Park Police Department 304 W. Pleasant St. Avon Park. Applications close 5:00pm. on Friday, November 4, 2011. Police Officer's Exam to be given at 1:00pm. Wednesday November 9, 2011, at the City of Avon Park Community Center, 310 W. Main Street, Avon Park, Fl. Drug & Smoke -Freework place. EOE CENTER STATEHARVESTING INC. 79 Temporary workers needed in Bartow, Fl. from approximately Nov. 12, 2011 July 1, 2012 Following the Supervisors instructions, the worker will place a picking sack over their shoulder and carry an 18' to 22' ladder from the field to the particular area of the grove to be harvested. (Equipment/tools provided at no cost to worker) A fully loaded sack weighs between approximately 80 and 100 pounds depending upon the size, condition and variety of fruit. Worker positions ladder against the tree and within reach of the fruit in a leaning position, taking care not to break limbs, damage the tree, knock fruit off, or interfere with other workers, in a secure position to prevent slipping or falling and possibly injury to themselves or other workers. Remove fruit from the tree and place into pick sack. When picking sack is full take full sack to fruit container located in the grove and drop fruit from pick sack into container. In order to perform this kind of work, worker must be able to work outside for at least 6 hours a day in all kinds of weather and be in possession of the requisite physical strength and endurance to repeat the picking process rapidly, working quickly and skillfully with their hands, and carrying a large number of sacks of fruit from the area in which the fruit is being harvested to the location of the container. Workers may be required to perform miscellaneous grove clean up work. These activities may include removing ladders, debris, boxes, discarded fruit from fields to clean growing areas, pruning, painting trees, repair and or replace irrigation equipment, may maintain fence lines. The highest of $9.50 per hour or applicable piece rates depending on crop activity, 3/4 guarantee, 35 hrs. per week, housing and transportation provided at no cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each work day, must be 18 years or older. Transportation and subsistence expenses to the work site will be reimbursed upon completion of 50% of the work contract or earlier if appropriate. A pply for this job at the nearest SWA in Fl. by using job listing #9600852. We participate in the E-Verify program and workers must have valid identification for I-9 preparation when they report to begin work. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANCE: First Baptist Church Sebring is seeking a practicing Christian with a heart for service to provide high-level administrative support to the Senior Pastor and Minister of Education through data compilation, preparation of statistical reports, database maintenance, handling of information requests, creation and distribution of monthly newsletter and performing clerical functions such as correspondence preparation, receiving visitors, arranging conference calls, and scheduling meetings. Please send resume to personnelfbc@gmail.com 2100Help WantedDUMMY 09 SERVICE DIRECTORY 5X21.5 AD #00011623 Page 12ANews-SunSunday, October 30, 2011www.newssun.com

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, October 30, 2011Page 13 A GRAND MARQUIS,2000. 69K, Silver, gray velour seats. Purrs like a kitten. Must see and drive to appreciate. $3500 obo. 863-657-2491. 9450Automotive for Sale 9000 TransportationAMMO -Looking for hard to get ammo? I have Fed. 257 Roberts, Win 358, Rem 25-20, 5mm Rim Fire, Win 225 PSP, Win 30-4Krag & more Call Jim 863-414-1900 8350Sporting Goods1992 PONTOONBOAT, 17 foot Sylvan with trolling motor, bait well, fish finder and 35hp. Call 863-385-2927 8050Boats & Motors 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states tha t all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of in testinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & SuppliesHARVEST HOME CRAFT FESTIVAL Saturday, Nov. 5th 8 a.m. To 1 p.m. EMMANUEL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 3115 Hope St., Sebring 1.8 mi. west of Hwy 27 on Hammock Road Christmas items, baked goods, jewelry, candy, raffles, silent auction and more! Coffee and donuts; brunch, Don't miss it! 863-471-1999 7460Crafts & BazaarsLAWN MOWER/ CRAFTSMAN rear drive, 22inch cut, self propelled, 6.75 hp. 2 years old. $150 obo 863-385-3118 7400Lawn & Garden SEBRING FRI.SUN. 8 ? 1310 Kerry Dr. Awakening Youth Fundraiser. Clothes, dishes & misc. SEBRING FRI.Sat. Nov. 4th & 5th. 7-? 4125 Kearly Ave. Furn., Antiques, Tonka toys, Wicker, Blue & Depression glass, sports, tools, fishing, locks, lamps, pictures, pottery, silver, kitchen, clothes, household, jewelry, & misc. SEBRING FRI.SAT. 8 ? 211 Wren Ave. Pool table & many household items. LAKE PLACIDTomoka Heights Annual Rummage & Bake Sale, Sat. November 5, 8am-1pm at Clubhouse. Furn, Household Items, Yard Equipment, Jewelry, Christmas Decorations, manual Bingo cage, & LOTS MORE !! A.P. -AVON PARK LAKES 2 Family Yard Sale Friday, Saturday, Sunday November 4-6. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Some pin k depression glass and many items to numerous to mention. Location 1944 N. Highlands Blvd. 7320Garage &Yard Sales WOOD CRADLEROCKER, Handcrafted. $75 Call 863-635-3762 WEEDWACKER -CRAFTSMAN $20. 863-699-0352 WEDDING GOWNNEW Beautiful, never worn. Size 16-18. Some small imperfections. $100. 863-385-2704 TABLES -1 coffee & 2 end tables, oak wit glass top. All for $45. Firm. 207-837-3708 SOFA -with recliners at each end, dark blue, excellent condition, $100 Firm. 207-837-3708 ROD &REEL Jarvis Walker, 6'6". 4 fo r $75 Call 863-655-1953 PRINTER/COPIER/SCANNER/FAX. KODAK.Used 1 mo. New $179. Must sell! $100. 863-446-0972 NEW BAR-B-QUEsmoker, stainless steel, $100. 863-382-7130. MEN'S SUITS40,41,42 regular. Excel cond. $30 Call 863-382-0972. KIRBY VAC$100. 863-382-7130. BARBIE DOLLLife Size. $50 Call 863-635-3762 AREA RUG,Green, 11 x 13. Nylon, washable. $50 Call 863-382-7130 7310Bargain Buys WHITE WICKERoutdoor set, 2 loveseats, 4 chairs cushions on all, 2 coffee tables, perfect condition. Cost $800, sell $200. Call after 6pm 863-453-8212. SEBRING -3406 Howze Ave. Rocking love seat, trundle bed w/ mattresses, wood table & 4 chairs, tools, tool boxes, socket set, Misc. household items. Call 863-385-3942 FLOWERED SOFAby Thomasville $350. Rainbow vac $200. Maple dry sink $150. 863-382-7130. 2002 YAMAHA125 Dirt Bike 4 cycle Excellent Condition! Very Clean. $1500 obo, / HOT TUB 6 person Vita, indoor 1 owner never moved. Like New cond. $1800 obo. Call 863-381-4677 7300MiscellaneousORGAN -LOWRY FIESTA Tickle the ivories with this one! Includes padded storage bench for only $2000. Call today! 863-453-8287 7260MusicalMerchandise 7180FurnitureCHRISTMAS! VILLAGES!Villages! Villages! Variety. $20. Only serious collectors need to call 863-699-2887. 7060Antiques -CollectibleSMALL UPRIGHTDEEP FREEZE WORKS GREAT! $95.00. 863-382-2717 7040Appliances 7000 MerchandiseLAKE PLACIDBAY w/ Bathroom & Office, w/roll up door. 30' x 30'. $300 per/mo.. Call Craig 239-848-7839. 6750Commercial Rental SEBRING 3/2Lakefront home w/pool. Many upgrades. Enjoy boating, fishing & swimming, right in your own back yard! $1000 per mo 1st./last/sec. 321-452-7090 or 863-446-0760 SEBRING 2blocks from Veteran's Beach. 3/2, garage & carport. Front screened porch. Fenced in Back Yard. Beautiful Area! $815 per mo. + 1st & Sec. 863-835-1787 or 863-414-0942 SEBRING -1645 Hammock Rd. 3BR/ 2BA/ Kitchen, Living & Dining W&D hookup, tiled floors, C/H/A, Screened porch. 2 car gar No pets! $950 mo. + 1st. sec. deposit. 407-459-6925 SBRING -LAKEWOOD AREA 2 BR/, 2BA/ Villa. New Wood Floors, screened rear porch, utility room. Small pet ok, non smoker. $600 mo./ $500 sec,/1 yr lease 863-382-8950 or 863-835-1196 PLACID LAKES3/2 full baths. New House $750/mo. + $750 dep. Beautiful views, quiet & nice. All tile & new appl. 305-926-7987 LAKE PLACID2/1 Behind Wendy's. Recently remodeled. Available Nov. 1st. $550 + $25 for water. $500 Security. Call 863-465-1354 AVON PARK2/1 In the Manoers. $400 per mo. Nice! Call 717-602-6612 6300Unfurnished HousesLAKE PLACIDNear Lake Placid Boat Ramp with lake access. Furnished 1/1, appliances, A/C. $550/mo. + $500 security. 863-465-1354. 6250Furnished Houses AVON PARKLEMONTREE APTS 1BR $495 mo. + $200 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Call Alan 386-503-8953 AVON PARKApartment with Balcony Overlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. SPECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1680 North Delaware Ave. 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 6200UnfurnishedApartments SEBRING -DUPLEX / CUTE! 2BR / 1BA, Screened porch, W/D hookup. Most pets OK. $550 mo. & $300 security. 1927 Theodore St. Call 863-446-7274 SEBRING QUIET,cozy 1& 2 Bedroom. $500-$575 + deposit, water included. Close to the Palms & Downtown Sebring. Call 863-257-4406 SEBRING LARGE1br/1ba. Water, garbage & sewer paid. Furnished. No pets. $450/mo. + $350/deposit. Call 863-382-8658 SEBRING 2/1DUPLEX In Sebring Ridge/Crossings. Quiet dead end street. $500 per mo. Call 863-381-0611 LAKE PLACIDPlacid Lakes, Unfurnished 2BR, 2BA. $450/mo. + 1st. mo. & security. 863-699-0897 or 863-840-2013 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsLAKE PLACIDDW Mobile Home 2BR/ 2BA, Central A/C and heat. Screened porch, Carport. W/D hook up. Large lawn, quiet area. No pets. $500/mo. 863-840-0494 or 863-465-1451 5150Mobile HomesFor RentPALM HARBORHOMES Red Tag Sale Over 10 Stock Units Must Go Save Up To 35K! 800-622-2832 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesATTENTION: CASH for your Home, Duplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, "As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4320Real Estate Wanted 4000 Real Estate TRIPLE MFRUIT CO. 48 Temporary workers needed inLake Whales, Fl. from approximately Nov. 25, 2011 July 1, 2012 Following the Supervisors instructions, the worker will place a picking sack over their shoulder and carry an 18' to 22' ladder from the field to the particular area of the grove to be harvested. (Equipment/tools provided at no cost to worker) A fully loaded sack weighs between approximately 80 and 100 pounds depending upon the size, condition and variety of fruit. Worker positions ladder against the tree and within reach of the fruit in a leaning position, taking care not to break limbs, damage the tree, knock fruit off, or interfere with other workers, in a secure position to prevent slipping or falling and possibly injury to themselves or other workers. Remove fruit from the tree and place into pick sack. When picking sack is full take full sack to fruit container located in the grove and drop fruit from pick sack into container. In order to perform this kind of work, worker must be able to work outside for at least 6 hours a day in all kinds of weather and be in possession of the requisite physical strength and endurance to repeat the picking process rapidly, working quickly and skillfully with their hands, and carrying a large number of sacks of fruit from the area in which the fruit is being harvested to the location of the container. Workers may be required to perform miscellaneous grove clean up work. These activities may include removing ladders, debris, boxes, discarded fruit from fields to clean growing areas, pruning, painting trees, repair and or replace irrigation equipment, may maintain fence lines. The highest of $9.50 per hour or applicable piece rates depending on crop activity, 3/4 guarantee, 35 hrs. per week, housing and transportation provided at no cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each work day, must be 18 years or older. Transportation and subsistence expenses to the work site will be reimbursed upon completion of 50% of the work contract or earlier if appropriate. Apply for this job at the nearest SWA in Fl. by using job listing #9600852. We participate in the E-Verify program and workers must have valid identification for I-9 preparation when they report to begin work. SUBCONTRACTOR WANTED to sandblast & recoat large water tanks, Must be willing to travel within Florida. For more info Call 863-441-4680 SEEKING WELLExp. Medical office help. Exc. billing/collection, communication, typing, computer skills & medical terminology are a MUST Part-time. Fax resume to: 863-471-2565 or email to: medicalofficebilling@yahoo.com REGISTERED NURSES.Hiring full time. Apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park 1213 Stratford Rd. RECEPTIONIST NEEDEDWeekends. Exp. preferred. Sat. & Sun and possible fill in during the week. Apply in person at Royal Care of Avon Park 1213 W. Stratford Rd. RECEPTIONIST NEEDEDFT. Experience required. Accel & Word, Multi phone lines, fast pace environment. Apply in person Mon.Fri. Royal Care Of Avon Park 1213 W. Stratford Rd. AVON PARKMDS, RN or LPN. Must have Medicare & Medicaid billing exp. Computer knowledge & time management skills. Apply in Person at Royal Care of Avon Park 1213 W Stratford Rd. 2100Help Wanted H2A COMPLETELLC 204 Temporary workers needed in Dundee & Lake Whales, Fl. from approximately Nov. 1, 2011 July 1, 2012 Following the Supervisors instructions, the worker will place a picking sack over their shoulder and carry an 18' to 22' ladder from the field to the particular area of the grove to be harvested. (Equipment/tools provided at no cost to worker) A fully loaded sack weighs between approximately 80 and 100 pounds depending upon the size, condition and variety of fruit. Worker positions ladder against the tree and within reach of the fruit in a leaning position, taking care not to break limbs, damage the tree, knock fruit off, or interfere with other workers, in a secure position to prevent slipping or falling and possibly injury to themselves or other workers. Remove fruit from the tree and place into pick sack. When picking sack is full take full sack to fruit container located in the grove and drop fruit from pick sack into container. In order to perform this kind of work, worker must be able to work outside for at least 6 hours a day in all kinds of weather and be in possession of the requisite physical strength and endurance to repeat the picking process rapidly, working quickly and skillfully with their hands, and carrying a large number of sacks of fruit from the area in which the fruit is being harvested to the location of the container. Workers may be required to perform miscellaneous grove clean up work. These activities may include removing ladders, debris, boxes, discarded fruit from fields to clean growing areas, pruning, painting trees, repair and or replace irrigation equipment, may maintain fence lines. The highest of $9.50 per hour or applicable piece rates depending on crop activity, 3/4 guarantee, 35 hrs. per week, housing and transportation provided at no cost to workers who cannot reasonably return to their permanent residence at the end of each work day, must be 18 years or older. Transportation and subsistence expenses to the work site will be reimbursed upon completion of 50% of the work contract or earlier if appropriate. Apply for this job at the nearest SWA in Fl. by using job listing #9600852. We participate in the E-Verify program and workers must have valid identification for I-9 preparation when they report to begin work. CASHIER -Part Time Needed at Lakeshore Car Wash in Sebring. MUST be able to work weekends. Fax resume to 863-324-5669 or email to: nwhitaker@hmgfl.com 2100Help Wanted 2100Help Wanted 2100Help WantedPROGRAM ANALYST Full time position, responsible for reporting, database management, newsletter and website maintenance. Must have extensive computer experience with a high level of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Corel. Excellent salary & benefit package. Submit resume to POB 1987, Sebring, Fl. 33871-1987 by 11/11/2011. EOE. WORKING ASSISTANTMANAGER needed at Lakeshore Car Wash in Sebring. Must be able to work weekends. Car wash experience preferred. Need good people skills. fax resume to 863-324-5669 or email: nwhitaker@hmgfl.com OFFICE ASSISTANTBusy Doctor's Office has immediate full time position for someone with good work ethic, people skills & self motivated. Send resume to: P O Box 3679 Sebring 33871 or email to: newhire123@ymail.com CUSTOMER SERVICEREPRESENTATIVE/DISPATCHER NEEDED IMMEDIATLEY For The News-Sun. This is an entry level position. Position requires excellent communication skills, superior computer and phone skills with the ability to multi-task. Prior Customer Service Experience is a plus. Please send resume to humanresources@dailycommercial.com fax to 352-365-8229 or apply in person at: News Sun 2227 US 27 S Sebring Florida 33870. EOE WANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 314-9876. Then shop till you drop! LOOKING FOR THAT SPECIAL HOME? Search the News-Sun Classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.SFCC HUMAN RESOURCES 2X2.5 AD #00013215 SFCC HUMAN RESOTCES 2X3 AD # 00013424 CLARK DAUGHTREY 2X3 AD # 00013154CROSS COUNTRY 3X10.5 AD #00013357AVON PARK HOUSING 1X4 AD # 00013223 AVON PARK HOUSING 1X3 AD # 00013225 NORTHGATE/ HIGH POINT FURNITURE 1X3 AD # 00012418 www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, October 30, 2011Page 13A

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C M Y K By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comBARTOW– You couldn’t really blame it on the rain, because other than a light drizzle up until the opening kick-off, the Bartow area enjoyed a nice, dry evening. No, it was something else that did the Blue Streaks in during Friday’s 8-6 loss to the YellowJackets. “Mental mistakes,” head coach LaVaar Scott said. Such as the fumbled handoff on Sebring’s very first play from scrimmage. Given that they were starting from their own eight-yard line, Bartow now took over on the two. The stalwart Streak defense did hold the Jackets back for one play, but on second down, 6-foot1, 218-pound running back Freddie Stevens powered it in for a 6-0 lead with just 1:01 having elapsed from the clock. Sebring’s ensuing drive proved a bit more promising as Damion Thompson broke off runs of 13 and 5 yards before getting around the left edge and down the sideline on a 52-yard score. Alate flag for a holding call, however, brought the run all the way back and the drive soon ended, though Donovan White’s punt had Bartow pinned at their own six. They were pinned ever more precariously, at their own one, after Kyle Yarbrough sacked Dimitri Leverett for a five-yard loss. But on a hard count, with a Sebring defender and a Jacket lineman both flinching, it was ruled that the Blue Streak movement had induced the Bartow player, resulting in an offsides call that moved it back to the six. That drive soon ended though, as did Sebring’s soon after. But while lined up to punt on fourth and five from the Bartow 39, Anthony Powell Special to the News-SunLAKE WALES – Utilizing Thursday’s final season match at Lake Wales as preparation for their district tournament on Monday, the Sebring Blue Streak boys again snatched victory from the Highlanders. Senior Thomas Watson, coming off another perfect 300 game in practice Tuesday, barely one-pinned Josh Lyons as the two rolled 251 and 250, respectively in the first game, setting off the momentum for the 64-pin win over two standard and three baker format games. But Lyons held the top in the end with a 213 in the second and an impressive 231.5 average, with Watson’s 204 average following. The boys’team had an impressive season with 8 wins and 3 losses. But this day went to the girls, as they showed how well they have progressed week by week, taking the sweep to close out regular season play. Christine Smith led in the first game with a high score of 185, to a team win of over 100 pins, with Shalontay Rose, returning from an injury, following suit in the second with the match’s high score of 191. With Meghan Williams, Kiana Crain and Marissa Andujar, the girls fused as a unit to take each of the following three Baker games, flying past the Highlander girls with a total 187 pin lead. The inaugural girls’team has made significant progress this year under the guidance of Coach Paul Przychocki and this was a fitting end to a very impressive season for their first year. Coaches Rick Wiltse expressed pride and joy over both teams’performance and looked forward to Monday’s challenge. “I couldn’t be more pleased with the progress and performance of our SHS teams this year,” he said. “Our players demonstrated class, character, and strong commitment to our goals.” Involved in several competitive formats this weekend, most of the Streaks will get plenty of preparation fo r their District 9 Tournamen t at Stuart Lanes. They bowled in the Youth League at Big Jack’s Heartland Bowl, and the Orange Bel t Association’s Youth Travel League Saturday. That will be followed by Kegel Training Center’s Youth Points Tournamen t today, before traveling to the east coast, where they hope to secure a spot at the State Tournament in November. Please lend your suppor t and best wishes for them a t the post season championships. Sebring, Lake Placid both fall, Avon Park postponed SPORTS B SECTION News-Sun Sunday, October 30, 2011 Forgettable Football Friday News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Damion Thompson gets past the Bartow defense for this long touchdown run. This run, unfortunately, was called back in Sebrings 8-6 loss to the YellowJackets Friday night. Courtesy photo Lake Placid quarterback Robert Walton bowls over this Cowboy tackler, but LaBelle would rise to the occasion and spoil the Dragons Homecoming Friday. News-Sun file photo by DAN HOEHNE A lana Nielander, left, and Brittany Collison stood out for Lake Placid in Thursdays District 10-4A championship match with DeSoto, but it wasnt quite enough in the Lady Bulldogs f ive-set win. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING – The Lady Blue Streaks may have gotten a little too comfy, hosting their district tournament this week. Much like Lake Placid was enjoying a short trip to their tournament, just down Hwy. 70 in Arcadia Though it was more a matter of each just running into strong teams they couldn’t quite overcome in their respective tournament title matches as Sebring fell in three to Winter Haven and the Lady Dragons lost to DeSoto in five sets Thursday night. With playoff spots in the state regionals already secured by merely reaching the title matches, a win meant a home contest next Wednesday, while a loss would result in a road trip. Sebring’s match saw progress in each and every game, with a 25-17 first-set loss then being narrowed to a 25-20 loss in the second set. The third set nearly turned the momentum, as the Streaks held a 22-21 lead. But Winter Haven finished it off with four straight for the 25-22 clincher. “It’s tough for me as a coach, because I’m always noticing the errors,” Sebring head coach Venessa Sinness said afterward. “I told the girls the other night that this game is all about inches. Just an inch here or there can make all the difference. We were able to run with (Winter Haven) but in the end, they just made fewer mistakes.” For the night, Kaley Walter lead the team with nine kills, Lady Streaks, Dragons forced to hit the road See VB, Page 3B Courtesy photo Shalontay Rose rolled a 191 during the Lady Streaks sweep of Lake Wales Thursday to close out the regular season for the Sebring Bowling squad. Streaks rolling toward District Blue Streaks stopped See SEBRING, Page 4B Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID – It was not the sort of Homecoming night anyone would want. Young ladies and gentlemen dressed to the nines for the Lake Placid Homecoming King and Queen ceremony, only to have a steady rain dampen moods, suit pants and dresses. And that was before Friday’s 23-7 Green Dragon loss to visiting LaBelle, as the rains continued throughout the evening. The Cowboys would get on the board quickly, with a long run from Ellis Johnson on their first series, though the point after failed for a 6-0 lead. Lake Placid showed its’ progress offensively behind sophomore quarterback Robert Walton. Asustained drive saw a long pass play from Walton through the rain, though the possession would eventually end with no points. That changed in the second quarter, however, as A.J. Gayle burst through the middle and into the clear for a 45-yard run to the LaBelle six. Walton would soon sneak it up the gut and cross the goal line, with Vicente Barajas’extra point putting the Dragons up 7-6. But the lead would be short-lived as the ensuing Cowboy drive would get it inside the 10. The first field goal attempt was botched, but LaBelle wound up with a first down out of it. Apass play into the end zone fell incomplete and with 10 seconds left, the second field goal attempt split the uprights for a 9-7 Cowboy lead at the half. After stopping the Dragons on their opening possession of the second half, LaBelle drove again inside the 10. The defense stiffened and shoved the Cowboys back to the 12, but soon a slant pass over the middle found an opening and a LaBelle touchdown to push the lead to 167. Seeing an opportune time for a surprise, the Cowboys snuck an onside kick into the mix and recovered it. Dragons washed away Bartow8Sebring6 LaBelle23Lake Placid7 See LP, Page 4B

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C M Y K YMCA Youth BasketballSEBRING – The Highlands County Family YMCAis currently signing up for our Youth Basketball Program for ages ranging from 4-14. The program is having an all boys age group, 12-14 years, and an all girls age group, 12-14 years, this year. Any questions call 382-9622.George Davis MemorialAVONPARK – The First Annual George Davis Memorial Golf Tournament will tee off on Saturday, Nov. 19 on the River Greens Golf Course. The flighted, four-person scramble will get underway with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. The cost of $60 per person includes golf, cart, lunch, prizes and lots of fun with proceeds going to benefit the River Greens Highlands County Youth Golf Scholarship Fund. Last year, two $500 scholarships were awarded by the organization and with this years inaugural tournament, the goal is to bring that number up to six. Checks are to be made payable to River Greens Scholarship Fun, and send to 47 West Damon Drive, Avon Park, FL33825. For more information, call Suzy Gentry at 446-7368.Busy fall for local golfersLocal golfers should find links active during the coming months with several tournaments scheduled. The Meals on Wheels Golf Tournament will be held on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Harder Hall. This tournament is usually sold out and its’proceeds assist in providing meals to the clients. On Sunday, Nov. 6, the Men’s Golf Association of Sun ‘n Lakes is sponsoring a golf tournament with proceeds to benefit the Veterans Assistance Fund. There will be an auction and several other fundraisers going on during this tournament. One field is sold out and another has been opened for this event. American Legion Post 25, Lake Placid, has slated May 8, 2012 in SpringLake for their annual Golf Tournament. If a Unit would like to help sponsor one or more of these events, please contact the sponsoring group. There is always a need for volunteers. Volunteers are needed at the registration table, the silent auction, raffle and watching for a “hole-in-one”.Blue Streak Basketball CampSEBRING – Head girls basketball coach Mike Lee will be running a basketball camp at Sebring High School for boys and girls from 2nd through 6th grade on Saturday, Nov 12, from 9 a.m.-Noon. The cost for the camp is $10 and each camper will receive a Blue Streaks Basketball T-shirt. The camp is for boys and girls of all skill levels and experience. Registration forms can be picked up at Sebring High School or can be emailed. If you have any questions, please contact Coach Lee at 441-1221 or by email at leem@highlands.k12.fl.us .Florida Trail AssociationSEBRING – The Florida Trail Association, Heartland Chapter, has a number of outings scheduled for the month of November for outdoor enthusiasts and those seeking to enjoy the natural beauty the area has to offer. Saturday, Nov. 5 Activity: Chapter Meeting, nature walk, and pot luck lunch Location: Highlands Hammock State Park Directions: Off US 27 on SR 634 (also known as Hammock Road), four miles west of Sebring. Bring: Water, insect repellent, sun protection and a dish to share based on las t names beginning with A-H dessert, I-Q salad, R-Z main dish. Some will be camping at Highlands Hammock. You’re welcome to join us by making reservations a t reserveamerica.com and notifying Melissa of your intent to do so and you r campsite location. Contact: Melissa, phone 407-4601388, or email ftamelissa@gmail.com fo r meet-up time and other details. Sunday, Nov. 6 Activity: Hiking Trail Improvement – All Day Location: Kicco Wildlife Managemen t Area, S.R. 60, east of Lake Wales Bring: Water, meals, snacks, sun and insect protection. Contact: David at 605-3587 for meetup time, directions, and other details. Saturday, Nov. 12 Activity: Bicycle Maintenance Workshop Description: Learn riding skills, and how to perform basic maintenance and repairs. Location: Home of Jim, Lakeland, FL Bring: Snacks, water and your bicycle. Contact: Jim at 409-5996 for time, address, directions, and other details. Saturday, Nov. 19 Activity: Bike Ride Location: Ft. Fraser Trail from Bartow trailhead Bring: helmet, water, snacks and you r bicycle. Contact: Eileen at 956-2145 for meetup time, directions and other information. Saturday, Nov. 2 6 Activity: Day Hike, approx. 7 miles Location: Tenoroc Fish Managemen t Area, Lakeland, FL, at office. Description: This former phosphate mining area consists of lakes, marshes, grasslands and wooded hills, and is an important refuge for wildlife. Bring: water, snacks, sun and insec t protection. Contact: Monika at 858-3106 for meetup time and other details. Heartland Volleyball ClubSEBRING – The Heartland Volleyball Club will be holding a parent meeting Monday, Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in the Sebring High School Smith Center. For more information, contact Venessa Sinness, 214-9633, vsinness@yahoo.com, or Kim Crawford, 835-2377, kim.crawford@southflorida.edu. DIVISION SERIESAMERICAN LEAGUE Detroit 3, New York 2 Texas 3, Tampa Bay 1 NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis 3, Philadelphia 2 Milwaukee 3, Arizona 2LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES(Best-of-7; x-if necessary) AMERICAN LEAGUE Texas 4, Detroit 2 NATIONAL LEAGUE St. Louis 4, Milwaukee 2WORLD SERIES(Best-of-7) St. Louis 4, Texas 3 Wednesday: St. Louis 3, Texas 2 Thursday: Texas 2, St. Louis 1 Saturday: St. Louis 16, Texas 7 Sunday: Texas 4, St. Louis 0 Monday: Texas 4, St. Louis 2 Wednesday, Oct. 26: Texas at St. Louis, ppd., weather Thursday, Oct. 27: St. Louis 10, Texas 9, 11 innings Friday, Oct. 28: St. Louis 6, Texas 2AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA New England510.833185135 Buffalo420.667188147 N.Y. Jets430.571172152 Miami060.00090146 South WLTPctPFPA Houston430.571182131 Tennessee330.500112135 Jacksonville250.28684139 Indianapolis070.000111225 North WLTPctPFPA Pittsburgh520.714151122 Cincinnati420.667137111 Baltimore420.66715583 Cleveland330.50097120 West WLTPctPFPA San Diego420.667141136 Oakland430.571160178 Kansas City330.500105150 Denver240.333123155NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA N.Y. Giants420.667154147 Dallas330.500149128 Washington330.500116116 Philadelphia240.333145145 South WLTPctPFPA New Orleans520.714239158 Tampa Bay430.571131169 Atlanta430.571158163 Carolina250.286166183 North WLTPctPFPA Green Bay7001.000230141 Detroit520.714194137 Chicago430.571170150 Minnesota160.143148178 West WLTPctPFPA San Francisco510.83316797 Seattle240.33397128 Arizona150.167116153 St. Louis060.00056171 ___ Sundays Games Indianapolis at Tennessee, 1 p.m. New Orleans at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Houston, 1 p.m. Miami at N.Y. Giants, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Carolina, 1 p.m. Arizona at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Detroit at Denver, 4:05 p.m. Washington vs. Buffalo at Toronto, 4:05 p.m. Cleveland at San Francisco, 4:15 p.m. Cincinnati at Seattle, 4:15 p.m. New England at Pittsburgh, 4:15 p.m. Dallas at Philadelphia, 8:20 p.m. Open: Atlanta, Chicago, Green Bay, N.Y. Jets, Oakland, Tampa Bay Mondays Game San Diego at Kansas City, 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6 Seattle at Dallas, 1 p.m. Miami at Kansas City, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Houston, 1 p.m. San Francisco at Washington, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Denver at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Cincinnati at Tennessee, 4:05 p.m. Green Bay at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. St. Louis at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. N.Y. Giants at New England, 4:15 p.m. Baltimore at Pittsburgh, 8:20 p.m. Open: Carolina, Detroit, Jacksonville, Minnesota Monday, Nov. 7 Chicago at Philadelphia, 8:30 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh822183624 Philadelphia541113635 New Jersey43191921 N.Y. Rangers33281618 N.Y. Islanders34171620 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Toronto621133029 Buffalo630122719 Ottawa550103139 Montreal35282528 Boston36062021 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington710143116 Carolina433112730 Florida540102323 Tampa Bay442103235 Winnipeg35172635WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Chicago522122723 Detroit530102222 St. Louis550102627 Nashville44192126 Columbus18132334 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Edmonton622142116 Colorado640122927 Calgary44192223 Minnesota33392023 Vancouver45192429 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Dallas730142522 Los Angeles621132216 Anaheim531112122 San Jose530102519 Phoenix432102728 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursdays Games Pittsburgh 3, N.Y. Islanders 2, SO Montreal 2, Boston 1 Buffalo 4, Columbus 2 Toronto 4, N.Y. Rangers 2 Winnipeg 9, Philadelphia 8 Ottawa 4, Florida 3 Nashville 5, Tampa Bay 3 Anaheim 3, Minnesota 2 Los Angeles 5, Dallas 3 Edmonton 2, Washington 1 Phoenix 5, New Jersey 3 Fridays Games Carolina 3, Chicago 0 San Jose 4, Detroit 2 Edmonton 3, Colorado 1 Calgary 3, St. Louis 1 Saturdays Games Ottawa at N.Y. Rangers, late Florida at Buffalo, late Pittsburgh at Toronto, late Boston at Montreal, late San Jose at N.Y. Islanders, late Carolina at Philadelphia, late Winnipeg at Tampa Bay, late Anaheim at Nashville, late Detroit at Minnesota, late New Jersey at Dallas, late Columbus at Chicago, late Los Angeles at Phoenix, late Washington at Vancouver, late Sundays Games Anaheim at Columbus, 6:30 p.m. Toronto at Ottawa, 7:30 p.m. Los Angeles at Colorado, 8 p.m. St. Louis at Edmonton, 8 p.m.EASTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA y-Sporting KC13912515040 x-Houston12913494541 x-Philadelphia11815484436 x-Columbus13138474344 x-New York10816465044 Chicago9916434645 D.C.91312394952 Toronto FC61315333659 New England51613283858WESTERN CONFERENCEWLTPtsGFGA y-Los Angeles19510674828 x-Seattle1879635637 x-Real Salt Lake15118534436 x-FC Dallas15127524239 x-Colorado12913494441 Portland11149424048 San Jose81214384045 Chivas USA81412364143 Vancouver61810283555 NOTE: Three points for victory, one point for tie. xclinched playoff berth yclinched conference ___MLSPLAYOFFSWILDCARD Wednesday: New York 2, FC Dallas 0 Thursday: Colorado 1, Columbus 0 WILD CARD SEEDS: 2. Colorado; 3. ColumbusEASTERN CONFERENCESEMIFINALS Sporting Kansas City vs. Colorado Sunday, Oct. 30: Sporting Kansas City at Colorado Wednesday, Nov. 2: Colorado at Sporting Kansas City Houston vs. Philadelphia Sunday, Oct. 30: Houston at Philadelphia, TBA Thursday, Nov. 3: Philadelphia at Houston, 8:30 p.m. CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday, Nov. 6: TBDWESTERN CONFERENCESEMIFINALS Los Angeles vs. New York Sunday, Oct. 30: Los Angeles at New York, 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3: New York at Los Angeles, 11 p.m. Seattle vs. Real Salt Lake Saturday, Oct. 29: Seattle at Real Salt Lake, late Wednesday, Nov. 2: Real Salt Lake at Seattle, TBA CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday, Nov. 6: TBDMLS CUPSunday, Nov. 20: Conference Champions at Carson, Calif., 9 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League MAJORELEAGUEBASEBALL…Major League Baseball and the players union have agreed to delay the start of free agency by one day as part of the collective bargaining process. The commissioners office and the Major League Baseball Players Association agreed to the 24-hour delay on Friday night during Game 7 of the World Series. The free agency period was scheduled to begin a day after the World Series ended. Players will now be able to begin filing for free agency at 12:01 a.m. Sunday. St. Louis Albert Pujols and Texas C.J. Wilson are among the top players expected to become free agents BALTIMORE ORIOLES…Assigned RHP Chris Jakubauskas and C Jake Fox outright to Norfolk (IL). DETROIT TIGERS…Exercised their 2012 option on RHP Jose Valverde. National League HOUSTON ASTROS…Claimed C Craig Tatum off waivers from Baltimore. Agreed to terms with OF Brandon Barnes on a minor league contract. Named Tim Bittner Mid-Atlantic amateur scout, Gavin Dickey South Texas amateur scout and John Martin Central and North Florida amateur scout.FOOTBALLNational Football League NFL…Fined Seattle DE Red Bryant $15,000, Miami S Yeremiah Bell $15,000, Kansas City LB $15,000, Kansas City CB Brandon Flowers $10,000, Baltimore S Bernard Pollard $10,000, Oakland LB Aaron Curry $10,000 and Oakland CB Stanford Routt $7,500 for their actions during last week's games. CINCINNATI BENGALS…Activated CB Adam PacmanŽ Jones from the physically-unable-to-perform list. NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS…Released CB Leigh Bodden. Signed CB Josh Victorian to the practice squad. Released CB Malcolm Williams from the practice squad.HOCKEYNational Hockey League ANAHEIM DUCKS…Reassigned LW Patrick Maroon and LW Jean-Francois Jacques to Syracuse (AHL). COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS…Recalled F Matt Calvert from Springfield (AHL). Assigned LW Maksim Mayorov and D David Savard to Springfield. EDMONTON OILERS…Recalled D Jeff Petry from Oklahoma City (AHL). NASHVILLE PREDATORS…Traded C Cal O'Reilly to Phoenix for a 2012 fourthround draft pick. PHOENIX COYOTES…Assigned D Chris Summers to Portland (AHL). Acquired C Cal O'Reilly from the Nashville Predators for a fourth-round 2012 draft pick. WINNIPEG JETS…Assigned F Aaron Gagnon to St. Johns (AHL). American Hockey League SPRINGFIELD FALCONS…Returned D Ray Macias to Reading (ECHL).COLLEGEBIG 12 CONFERENCE…Announced the Board of Directors voted unanimously to accept West Virginia as a full conference member effective July 1, 2012. HAMPDEN-SYDNEY…Announced the addition of mens swimming as an intercollegiate sport. KENNESAW STATE…Dismissed junior G Chase Robinson from the mens basketball team. TEMPLE…Named Rebecca Smith womens assistant rowing coach. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TUESDAY: Girls Soccer at Sebring,6/7:30 p.m. SATURDAY,Nov.5: Swimming at Region 2-1A meet,Lake Highland Prep,9 a.m. MONDAY,Nov.7: Girls Soccer vs.Clewiston,7 p.m. TUESDAY: Nov.8: Girls Basketball at Pre-season Tip-Off,Avon Park,6 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Sebring,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring TUESDAY: Girls Soccer vs.Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m. THURSDAY: Girls Soccer vs.Clewiston,6/7:30 p.m. FRIDAY: Nov.4: Football vs.Kathleen,7 p.m. Avon Park FRIDAY,Nov 4: Football vs.Gateway Charter,7:30 p.m. TUESDAY,Nov.8: Girls Basketball hosts Pre-season Tip-Off,6 p.m. N N F L SU N D A Y 1 1 p m Jacksonville at Houston . . . . . . . . . . . . . C B S 6 1 1 p m Miami at N.Y. Giants . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C B S 1 0 1 1 p m Regional …Minnesota at Carolina, Arizona at Baltimore or New Orleans at St. Louis . . . F O X 4 4 p m New England at Pittsburgh . . . . . . . . . . . . C B S 8 : 1 5 5 p m Dallas at Philadelphia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N B CMO N D A Y 8 : 3 0 0 p m San Diego at Kansas City . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N A U T O R A C I N G SU N D A Y 1 : 3 0 0 p m NASCAR … Tums Fast Relief 500 . . . . . . E S P N 7 7 p m NHRA …Nevada Nationals . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2N H L TU E S D A Y 7 7 p m Tampa Bay at Carolina.. . . . . . . S U N Times, games, channels all subject to change G O L F SU N D A Y 2 : 3 0 0 p m PGA …Nationwide Tour Championship . G O L F 5 5 p m Asia Pacific Classic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G O L FC O L L E G E F O O T B A L L TU E S D A Y 7 7 p m Northern Illinois at Toledo . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 LIVESPORTSONTV Major League Baseball Transactions National Football League National Hockey League Major League Soccer Page 2BNews-SunSunday, October 30, 2011www.newssun.co m Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, October 30, 2011Page 3B CENTRAL SECURITY; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus three; process, crime on the rise; 0 0 0 1 3 3 6 2 FLORIDA HOSPITAL HEARTLAND A/P; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, golf sponsor; 0 0 0 1 3 3 9 6 FLORIDA HOSPITAL HEARTLAND A/P; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, golf sponsor; 0 0 0 1 3 3 9 6 CENTRAL SECURITY; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus three; process, crime on the rise; 0 0 0 1 3 3 6 2 Special to the News-SunAVONPARK –The Highlands Youth Football and Cheer Organization (HYFC) wrapped up their first official season as the newest youth football organization in Highlands County on Saturday, Oct. 22, as they hosted their Homecoming and last game of the regular season game at Avon Park High School. The first team to take the field was the Flag team, ages 5and 6-years old. lead by head coach Bob Ford. The flag team took the field with a strong Destroyers team that used a strong offensive drive to pull them to an early lead. The Eagles defense rallied together, but was unable to thwart the Destroyers offense ultimately resulting in a loss with a final score of 27-0, bringing their record to 4-6 for the season. Next to take the field was the Mighty Might team ages 7, 8 and 9, lead by head coach Willis McGuire. The Eagles offense came together, but struggled to get past the Destroyers defense to move the ball down the field. The Eagles defense, lead by Pyshon Mathis, Scooter McGuire and Dalton McPherson, exhausted all efforts to stop the Destroyers, but costly mistakes caused the Eagles another devastating loss, with a final score of 19-0, bringing their record to 3-7 for the season. The Pee Wee team, ages 10 and 11 and lead by head coach Tim Hooks, were eager and ready to take the field. The Eagles offense made strides, moving the ball down the field, but fell just short as they progressed. The Destroyers quickly took control of the game, taking an early lead. In the second half, the offense worked together as a team to make something happen, when Kasey Hawthorne and Thurlow Wilkins gained key yardage which ultimately resulted in the Eagles scoring three touchdowns. But it was not enough to get the job done, bringing another upsetting loss for the Eagles with a final score of 37-19. This was an exceptional game played by the Pee Wee Team to bring their record to 5-5. Following the Pee Wee game, the Junior Varsity, ages 12 and 13 and managed by head coach Cliff Howell, took the field with the undefeated Destroyers for the most anticipated game of the day. The game started off with the Destroyers scoring early to take a lead at 6-0. The Eagles offense, lead by quarterback Sammy Smith, drove down the field in their first possession, but was unable to find the red zone. The dominating Eagles defense then took the field, lead by Jalen Williams and Akem JnPierre, and quickly showed the Destroyers what they were made of. In the second quarter, the Eagles offense drove down the field as Smith passed the ball to CJ Harris, but the ball was tipped going into the end zone, preventing the Eagles from scoring. The defense stood strong, with key tackles made by Akem JnPierre, Rafael Smith, Anthony Healy, Timothy Jordon, Davonya “Cricket” Hunter and Jalen Williams, to take this game into halftime 6-0. Going into the last quarter of the game, the Destroyers were ahead 6-0 when the Eagles offense made several strides with Rafael Smith, Jalen Williams and Akem JnPierre making key yardage. But they were not successful in making it to the end zone. With three minutes left in the fourth quarter, the Destroyers broke through and made the final score of the day, resulting in a heartbreaking loss, 12-0, and bringing their record to 6-4 for the season. The Varsity team, ages 13, 14 and 15 and lead by head coach John Bishop, was awarded a forfeiture win due to the Destroyers not having a Varsity team as part of their association. All in all it was a hardfought day of football. As with every Homecoming game, special festivities were planned during the games. During the halftime activities, each football team and cheerleading squad was introduced on the sidelines for all to be recognized and a Homecoming King and Queen was crowned for each team. The 2011 Highlands Eagles Homecoming Kings and Queens are as follows: Flag division was Michael Hawthorne and Emily Sodrel Mighty Might division was Dalton McPherson and Bryona Merrick Pee Wee division was James Gotkiewicz and Cynthia Ebey. Junior Varsity division was Akem JnPierre and the players of the JVteam voted to have their Team Mom, Ms. Kay Howell as their Homecoming Queen because there is no cheer squad for the JVdivision. Varsity division was Tremaine Hawthorne and Ashley Allen. The Homecoming festivities were a real treat for the parents, players and cheerleaders and were a great success. The HYF Board of Directors would like to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to the Avon Park High School Athletic Department and the Avon Park Band for allowing us the use of their facilities as our home field this season. The Highlands Eagles Junior Varsity and Varsity teams have clinched their spot in the playoffs and will be participating in round one of the playoffs on Saturday, Nov. 4, in Haines City at Cook Field. Come on out to support the Highlands Youth Football and Cheer program. Highlands Eagles wrap up season with Homecoming Courtesy photo The HYF Pee Wee Homecoming King James Gotkiewicz and Queen Cynthia Ebey. with Sydnee Connelly adding five and Meghan Lollis and Kenzie Hargaden each tallying four. Dino Lower had 25 assists for the match. “Our seniors all really stepped up and played a part,” Sinness said. “Bianca (Nortelus) played great and was all over the back row. Dino was setting really well and Kaley had the game of her life.” But it will be a trip to the coast that is in the offing and a match with District 10 champion Tarpon Springs Wednesday. “I know nothing about them so it’s hard to say,” Sinness said. “We just need to come out and play our game and who knows, maybe they’re from a district similar to ours and we’ll find they are a team we can run with and get a win.” Lake Placid saw it’s sixyear run as district champion come to an end, interestingly, from the newest member of the district, DeSoto. But the Lady Dragons didn’t go down without a fight and for that, the sting of the streak ending was lessened. “I’m not as upset as I thought I might be,” head coach Linette Wells said. “DeSoto is a strong team and they brought something new to the district that put us out of our comfort zone. “I had faith in this team to pull it off, but it just wasn’t in the cards for us.” But it was a sign of the talent of this team, as well as its’ability to raise its’ game. After getting swept by the high-flying Bulldogs earlier in the season, Lake Placid beat them in five, in DeSoto, on Oct. 6. Sending this match to five sets again showed that it was the sweep that was the fluke of the season series. After winning the opening set 25-23, the Dragons fell off a little in a 25-15 second-set loss. They bounced back to a 25-21 win before the Lady Bulldogs evened it up with a 25-20 win. And the clincher w as another back-and-forth affair that could have gone either way, with DeSoto getting just enough to eke ou t the 15-13 win. “It was just the usual errors,” Wells said. “We would come out hot and then fall back. It went like that throughout the match. But we continued to fight. When one was down, someone else picked up the slack. Alana (Nielander), Brit t (Collison) and Rhoni (Gavagni) were my stars tonight. They were consistent and never backed down.” As with Sebring, Lake Placid’s loss has them heading toward the coast to mee t the District 9 champion Berkeley Prep in Tampa Wednesday. “They have an amazin g volleyball team,” Wells said. “We are just going to give it all we have and leave it all on the floor. We’re going to focus on playing our game and perfecting it. That’s all I expect from this team and that’s what they will do.” Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Madison Harris dives for this dig Thursday, though the Lady Streaks couldnt get past Winter Haven in the District 9-6A Tournament championship. Sebring now goes on the road to Tarpon Springs for the regional playoffs Wednesday. Volleyball playoffs on tap Wednesday GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCEƒ

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C M Y K Overall Male: Dalton Shelton Overall Female: Jane Mikulecky Male Master Champ: Chris Doty Female Master Champ: Vicki Musselman Male Age Group Results: (Top Three) 10 & under Wade Gilbert 23:45 Bud Cox 37:47 Brock Forsee 45:20 11 through 14 Chandler Gowan 23:45 15 through 19 Renee Marin 18:29 20 through 29 Nicholas Pavlinsky 25:21 David Pierce 27:53 Mark Nugent 28:52 30 through 39 James Brown 19:39 Carlos Torres 24:51 Matt Nelson 25:21 40 through 49 Terry Elders 26:26 50 through 59 Steve Marquart 23:05 Steve Scheck 23:55 Eric Moore 24:21 60 through 69 Michael Stewart 26:54 70 through 79 William Kramer 47:46 Female Age Group Results: (Top Three) 10 & Under Shayla Cox 38:28 Zoe Stanley 38:29 11 through 14 Kimber Harris 29:57 Savannah Oldfield 29:58 Lindsey Griffin 34:25 15 through 19 (No females in this age group) 20 through 29 Brooke McClleland 28:23 Jennifer Sawnick 29:37 Chelsi Graham 29:57 30 through 39 Corien Peavy 26:20 Michelle Delaney 28:23 Tammy Pepew 29:41 40 through 49 Evelyn Color 26:43 Theresa Elders 29:23 Cheryl Graham 30:05 50 through 59 Nancy Marquart 32:42 Darlene Celentano 34:24 Martie Brooker 34:37 Page 4BNews-SunSunday, October 30, 2011www.newssun.com HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 1 2 9 1 2 E.O. 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One of those punts, from Bartow’s Daniel Williams, was downed at the Blue Streak one, and after a no gain and an incomplete pass, the Jackets were able to push Sebring back for a safety with 1:44 left in the half, for the 8-0 lead they would take into halftime. Stevenson opened up the third with a 14-yard run, but the YellowJackets did little after that. And when a fumbled snap was pounced upon by Thompson, Sebring was back in business. Thompson then ran for two and quarterback Davaris Faulk hit Mike Weston for a seven-yard gain. Apass interference call moved it to the six and again Thompson got around the left side and with some fancy footwork made it into the end zone just inside the pylon. The two-point conversion was stopped and the lead stood at 8-6 at the 8:16 mark of the third. Bartow put together a steady drive that, while not producing any points, pretty much ran out the clock on the rest of the third quarter. On the last play of the third, with Sebring finally getting the ball back, Thompson ran for 12 yards to get it near midfield. But as the fourth quarter started, the drive stalled and back to the Jackets it went. And here, Bartow put together another clock-eating possession before finally punting late in the quarter. And Williams punt, again, had the Streaks pinned at their own one with less than three minutes to play. But Faulk connected with Weston on a scramble for a 36-yard gain and then for another six. Atoss in the flat to Thompson got positive yardage, even moreso when a facemask penalty moved it to the Bartow 39. But it all ended soon enough when Jeremy Manning stepped in front of the next pass and snared it for an interception at the 1:24 mark to all but seal the win. “When we do what we’re capable of, we can look great,” Scott said. “But those mental mistakes, the misreads, can really make us look bad. The defense played well. If we don’t have that fumble to open the game, Bartow’s probably not going to score. But I give them credit, if they had stuck with their passing game it would have helped us. But they came out in the second half and mostly kept it on the ground (with Stevenson). That really ate up a lot of clock on us.” Sebring returns home this week for a Friday district date with Kathleen. “It doesn’t get any easier,” Scott said. “But we just have to keep building and continue to play hard.” Continued from 1B This next drive culminated in a fade pass to the corner of the end zone and suddenly the two-point deficit Lake Placid faced at the half had ballooned to 16 at 23-7. But it soon looked like the Dragons were right back into it as Gayle broke into the open and charged to a 50+yard touchdown run. Amid the falling raindrops, however, a yellow flag also hit the turf as a block-inthe-back penalty negated the score and, ultimately, the drive. The end of the third quarter essentially signaled the end of the scoring as the continued rain by now had the field a slick track which stalled both offenses the res t of the way. And in the end, the rains and the Cowboys had definitely put a damper on this Homecoming night. Lake Placid moves into its’ bye-week to rest up and heal the various bumps and bruises and get back on track fo r one more go-’round. The Dragons will then close out the season Friday, Nov. 11 with a visit from Lemon Bay. Continued from 1B Courtesy photo Dragon Chase Griffen chases down this LaBelle runner to make the tackle in Fridays rain-soaked, Homecoming loss to the Cowboys. LP has week off to prep for Lemon Bay Courtesy photo A throng of the more than 115 runners await the start of the Sebring Chambers Nite Moves 5K Run/Walk at the downtown Circle on Friday, Oct. 14. Special to the News-SunSEBRING –The Sebring Chamber of Commerce held its’Annual Nite Moves 5K Run/Walk on Friday, Oct. 14, in downtown Sebring in conjunction with the Downtown Merchants Halloween Bash. The Chamber appreciates the cooperation of the Downtown Merchants in making this a truly awesome event. The Circle was aglow with bright neon green T-shirts which added to the safety of the event. Our thanks to the 115+ participants and congratulations to our winners. Ahuge thank you also goes to our sponsors of the even t Hodges University, Alan Jay Automotive Network, Bayless Insurance Agency, Frames & Images, Heacock, Highlands Independent Bank, LarsonAllen, News-Sun, Nicholas G. Schommer, Sebring International Raceway, South Florida Community College and Sun ‘n Lake Golf Club. Sebring Chamber 5K Sebring stalls at Bartow, faces Kathleen Nite Moves 5K Race Results News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Sebring head coach LaVaar Scott addresses his players after Fridays hard-fought 8-6 loss at Bartow. The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN

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C M Y K The Community Calendar provides a brief listing of local clubs and organizations who meet on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of the group to update the News-Sun on any changes in this listing by calling 385-6155, ext. 516; send any changes by e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail them to News-Sun Community Calendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870. S UNDAY American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 1-9 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Members and guests only. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Inerstate chapter of A.B.A.T.E. meets the last Sunday of every month at The Blue Crab, 825 Ridgewood Dr., Sebring at 11 a.m. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 lounge is open from 1-7 p.m. Card games start at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has karaoke in the pavilion. Horseshoes played at 9:30 a.m. Food available at 4 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Overeaters Anonymous, meets from 4-5 p.m. in second floor conference roomNo. 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. Call 3827731. No dues, fees or weighins. For details on the organization, go to www.oa.org Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 offers NASCAR racing in the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open and kitchen open from 2-5 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-3920. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 serves hamburgers from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 Karaoke is from 5-8 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 385-8902.MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN WITH ME family group meets at 10:30 a.m. every Monday at the Heartland Christian Church on Alt. 27 in Sebring. The church is behind Southgate Shopping Center. Call 385-5714. Alcoholics Anonymous meets from 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal Church, Lakeshore Drive, Sebring. Call 385-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. Call 314-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Rosewood Center, 517 U.S. 27 South, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 202-0647. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 12-9 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts at 7:30 p.m. for members and guests. Call 385-0234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club) plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. Call 385-8118. Florida Association Home and Community Education meets from 9-11 a.m. weekly on Mondays at The Agri-Center. The group of sewers and crafters make items for residents of adult congregate living facilities. Call Penny Bucher at 385-0949. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clo gg in g class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at Reflections on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 452-0006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September. Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. Call 3148877. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Bill Varner at 3860855. Highlands County Narcotics Anonymous meets at 8 p.m. at the Lakeside house, 1513 S. Highlands Ave., AvonPark. 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 noon, Takis Family Restaurant, Sebring. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Art League will have Open Studio'from 1-4 p.m. Bring your projects in whatever medium, to work in a friendly atmosphere. Cost is only $2 per session. Call Pat Keesling, 6992058. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. Call 4652661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon everyMonday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. www.naflheartland.org. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. at Beef O Brady's, 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 Eagles Club 4240 has pizza and darts at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. Call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. Call 471-3557. Sebring Historical Society open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. Call 471-2522. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98. Call 655-3920. Sebring Optimist Club meets at 6:30 p.m. first and third Mondays at Sebring Library. Call Gabriel Read, 453-2859 or Barbara Stringer, 453-6661, Ext. 305. 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 War Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. Call 699-5444.TUESDAY Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discussion and Twelve Ste p study at noon, Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard and euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St., AvonPark. Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to join. Call 452-2385. Avon Park Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Avon Park Lions Club meets 6:45 p.m., dinner included, Lions Club, 1218 W. Bell St., Avon Park. Ballroom Dance lessons, 4 p.m., free, first and third Thursday of each month. Eastside Christian Church Fellowship Hall, 101 Peace AVe., Lake Placid. 314-9215 or 6990886 Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday night at "The Rock," Union Congregational Church, 28 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. Abarbecue meal is served at 6 p.m. for a donation. At 6:45 p.m., members meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group breaks up into small groups for men and women. The program is designed for drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, death or illness grief, low or lost selfesteem or identity due to dysfunctional relationships, depression/anxiety, or any other need for healing. Call Celebrate Recovery coordinator Pam Sim by calling 453-3345, ext. 106. Fleet Reserve Association Board of Directors Heartland Branch No. 173 meets 7 p.m., Branch Hall, 1402 Roseland Ave., Sebring. Regular meeting, first Tuesday after board of directors meeting. Call 471-6109. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. Call 385-3288. Florida Native Plant Society meets at 7 p.m. the first Tuesday in Conference Room 3 at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center, 4509 George Blvd., Sebring. Call Roy Stewart at (863) 632-0914. Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus meets from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Sebring High School Music Room, Sebring. All men who enjoy singing are invited. Reading music is not required. Call 471-2294 or 3865098. Heartland Insulin Pump Support Group meets the first Tuesday of the month at 3 p.m. at the Highlands County Health Dept., 7205 S. George Blvd., Sebring. If you would like more information on insulin pumps or are a pump wearer and would like to share ideas and suggestions, please join us. Call Kathy McNeil at 414-6444. Heartland Talk of the Town Toastmasters meet the first and third Tuesday from 6:15-7:15 p.m. at Century 21 Advanced AllService Realty, corner of Thunderbird Road and U.S. 27 in Sebring. For information call Linda Udall at 386-6495 or email erinehess@yahoo.com or www.toastmasters.org. Highlands County Adoption Support Group meets from 78:30 p.m. first Tuesday at Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center, 6525 U.S. 27 North, Sebring. Call 382-0352. Highlands County Lodge of the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America meets the first Tuesday of each month at Visions ADTin Sebring. The officers meet at 6 p.m. and the general meeting will follow at 7 p.m. Call Philomena Greco at 4020048. Highlands County Quilt Guild meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Women's Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Drive, across from Veterans' Beach, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 471-0694 or e-mail sbringquilter@embarqmail.com Highlands Senior Center Bingo every Tuesday 6-9 p.m. at 3400 Sebring Parkway. Doors open at 4 p.m. Cards on sale at 5 p.m.; games start at 6 p.m. Great snack bar. Call 386-0752. Highlands Tea Party meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Homer's Restaurant, 1000 Sebring Square. Call 386-1440. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. at 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring; and 4:30 p.m. at Southern Lifestyle ALF, across U.S. 27 from Florida Hospital Lake Placid. Call 3820312. G2G (Grandparent to Grandparent) a support group to help grandparents raising grandchildren, meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at One Hope United, 7195 S. George Blvd., Sebring. Call 214-9009. Lake Placid Art League has classes in Parchment Embossing from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant. Call Dan Daszek at 4657730. Lake Placid Art League Woodcarvers will have Focus on Airbrushing from 1-4 p.m. and Open Carving from 5-8 p.m. at the Art League, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. Call Norm Pelland, 4655510, or Ken Lorant, 699-0172. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Happy hour is from 2-5 p.m. Card games at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. Call 465-2661. Lake Placid Grief Support (Hope Hospice) meets at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, with Charlie Stroup Refreshments served. Door prize given. Call 465-0568. Lake Placid Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, Jaxson's. Board meetings at 6:30 p.m. on second Tuesday. Call Joe Collins, 6555545. Lake Placid Toastmasters meet the first and third Tuesday at 6 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 101 S. Oak Ave. in Lake Placid. www.toastmasters.org. Call Cathy Schreima at 382-3574 or Linda Udall at 386-6495. Lorida Community Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lorida Community Center to plan events. Multiple Sclerosis Support Group meets 7 p.m. second Tuesday at Highlands Regional Medical Center, Sebring, in the first floor doctor's conference room. Call 465-3138. Nar-Anon Support Group for family members or friends of someone with a drug problem or addiction. Nar-Anon helps attain serenity and a more normal life for those affected by the addictions of loved ones, regardless of whether or not he/she has stopped using. 6 p.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Chuch of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday at Avon Park Seventhday Adventist Church, 1410 W. Avon Blvd. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidgeIntergroup.com Call 382-7731. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, October 30, 2011Page 5B Chamber Page; 7.444"; 12"; Black; chamber page dummy; 0 0 0 1 3 3 5 3 COMMUNITYCALENDAR Continued on page 6A

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C M Y K Page 6BNews-SunSunday, October 30, 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 Veranda Breeze; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 10/23,30; 0 0 0 1 3 1 9 5 Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday and has blood pressure screening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. first and third Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. Call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Sebring (Noon) meets at noon at the Sebring Civic Center, near the library in downtown Sebring. Call 385-3829 or 471-9900. Scleroderma Support Group Meeting is the first Tuesday of each month from 1-2 pm. at the Sebring Library, 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring. Call 402-6716. Sebring Bridge Club will have Duplicate Bridge games every Tuesday evening. If interested in playing Duplicate Bridge, call 385-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays darts, beginning with sign in at 6 p.m. Games start at 6:30 p.m. No experience necessary. Cost is $2. Smoke-free environment. Call 471-3557. Sebring Lions Club meets at noon at Dot's Restaurant, 950 Sebring Square. For information call 382-2333. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves soft shell tacos 5-7 p.m. and beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Euchre is played at 6:30 p.m. Call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. Call 385-2966. SertomaClub meets at 7 a.m. at Dee's Restaurant, Sebring. Call Scott Albritton at 402-1819. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL99 meets from 6-7 p.m. at the Atonement Lutheran Church, 1744 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 655-1743. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL618 has weigh in from 4-430 p.m. at Community Bible Church, 1400 CR-17AN., AvonPark. Meeting is at 4:45 p.m. Call 452-1093. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, plays darts 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. The ladies auxiliary board meeting is at 10 a.m. Call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 has sandwiches at 5 p.m. and Franke from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 385-8902. Zonta Club of Highlands County meets second Tuesday. Call Rebekah Kogelschatz at 314-9336. Continued from page 5B Special to the News-SunSEBRING — The Yellow House Studio Artists of the Highlands Art League have been creating new works and will be participating in the 45th annual Fine Arts and Crafts Festival in Downtown Sebring, set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. Look for Yellow House Studio Artists, Joseph Anthony, (jewelry), Rose Besch and Barbara Wade, (paintings and prints), Linda Kegley, (paintings, prints, and hand-painted furniture) and Jan Fetters, (watercolors.) Kegley has just completed “Florida ABC’s,” from a new series of paintings. Prints in several sizes will be available at the event. Anthony has created new designs in jewelry especially for the event. This is a free event, and local and fine artists from around the country will be displaying paintings in acrylic, watercolor and oil as wells as prints and gicles. Hand-painted furniture, sculpture, jewelry, photography, pottery, wood works, metal sculpture and mixed media will also be available. Special childrens’arts and crafts activities are also being offered. Spend the day browsing the artists’exhibits, eating at the downtown restaurants and food vendors, and shopping the stores. Continuous music and entertainment will be in Circle Park all day. The Yellow House Gallery will be open at 1989 Lakeview Drive from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. It is located a few blocks off the Circle on Lake Jackson, just south of the Highlands County Library. Volunteer opportunities and sponsorships are still available. For more information call 385-6682, or contact director@highlandsartleague.org/. Yellow House Studio artists prepare for festival ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Courtesy photo Linda Kegley has just completed Florida ABCs, from a new series of paintings. Prints in several sizes will be available at the Fine Arts and Crafts Festival in Sebring on Saturday. COMMUNITYCALENDAR GRAND OPENING! V B2, 3 and 4 BedroomsIncome Restrictions ApplyVerandaBreezeAPARTMENTS & TOWNHOMES LEASINGNOW! HURRYIN!Ceramic Tile Solid Wood Cabinetry Ample Parking Fully Equipped Kitchens with Pantry Programmable Thermostat Cable and Internet Ready Private Patios and Balconies 863-382-0044 www.verandabreezeapartments.com 2308 Wightman Ave Sebring, FL 33870

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C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunSunday, October 30, 2011www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSun at 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. For information contact (239) 6710390. Pastor Travis Vanderford. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. "Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth." Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 5 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, senior pastor; Scott King, interim youth minister; Joy Loomis, music director; and Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Primera Mision Bautista pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship; 10:45 a.m. Children's Church; 6 p.m. Evening Service. Nursery provided for Sunday morning service. Regular Wednesday schedule: 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting; 6 p.m. children's choirs; 6 p.m. youth activities; 6:30 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal; 7 p.m. Mission Programs. Call 453-6681 for details. Spanish Sunday services: 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. Sunday worship; 7 p.m. eevening worship. Spanish Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Bible study. Spanish Friday Meeting: 7 p.m. Family Night Visitation. "In the heart of Avon Park. For the hearts of Avon Park." First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Children's Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing God's Heart and Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and women's prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the "Place to discover God's love." For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities; and Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) "Where the old fashion gospel is preached." Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the "Son" always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergartenthrough fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 3850752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, "Where the Bible is Always Open." Pastor Richard Schermerhorn 7408 Valencia Road; 655-2610. The Rev. Ronald Smith, assistant pastor, 386-1610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049; fax, 385-5169; email, office@stcathe.com ; website, www.stcathe.com Very Rev. JosŽ Gonz‡lez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 3853993; Assisting Priest (retired), Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Masses Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon MondayFriday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Weekend Masses 4 and 5 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Saturday Spanish Mass (Holy Family Youth Center), 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, noon Sunday Sunday Mass; 5 p.m. Sunday English Family Mass (Holy Family Youth Center). Confession: every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m. or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment with any priest. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lord's Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; "Building God's Kingdom for Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth the Drive!" Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a men's grief support group, meets at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is “Jesus is First at First Christian Church.” Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; 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.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures'by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway. Our hours of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Don Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP During the last week, hundreds of third graders stormed the Highlands County Fairgrounds. They were there to get educated about agriculture and have some fun in the process. If you ask a third grader where their food comes from you may get some interesting answers. Some children replied, “From the grocery store,” while others knew that their grub comes from farms. Thanks to programs such as Ag-Venture, where every third grader in Highlands County has an opportunity to join in agricultural activities, kids are getting an education about their surroundings. Since agriculture is one of Highlands County’s leading industries, making sure our kids know about it is important. Every person, whether young or old, is connected to agriculture. Since we all eat food and wear clothing, we each reap the benefits of this industry. Young people need to have a good understanding of agriculture since it affects them in their every day lives. Ag-Venture is a hands-on, exciting program that intrigues kids and allows them to learn while enjoying themselves. Students from public, private and even home schools all enjoy this local program. Participating in this event is perhaps as exciting for the presenters as it is for the kids. Hundreds of volunteers come out every year to get involved in this worthy learning experience. Highlands County Parks & Natural Resources Department staff, along with Earthteam and other local volunteers, participated by manning the Soil and Water booth. We had the privilege of teaching the kids about watersheds, pollution and the water cycle. The children were able to watch how using certain chemicals and other materials can affect the local water bodies. They also constructed their own terrariums complete with a miniature plant, which they were able to take home with them. These demonstrations enable the youths to walk away with an excellent visual on the consequences of not keeping our watersheds clean and a good understanding of the water cycle. Ag-Venture offers two different tracks for the youths. The classes go on one track or the other, not both. But each one features interesting agricultural presentations. One of the stations is complete with alligators, where students learn about alligators in the wild and how these creatures are farmed commercially. They actually get to touch a baby alligator. Of course, where there are animals, kids are usually happy and the farm animal station is always popular. Students get to look at different types of farm animals and they learn what it takes to care for them. And what kid wouldn’t want to get out of school for the day and make a milkshake? At the strawberry station, these students are shown how strawberries are grown. They also plant a strawberry plant and make a milkshake. And speaking of plants, the caladium station shows kids how caladiums are grown and they get to plant a bulb to take home. All of the stations are unique and include hands-on activities for the students. Other stations include beef, bees, citrus, dairy, forestry, grapes, horticulture, poultry and vegetables. There is something that is sure to peak every student’s interest. As for our staff, working this event is a great opportunity to teach kids about their environment and its importance. But certainly the best part is watching how excited they get when they get to take something they made home with them. They take a great deal of pride in making their creations and the interaction is wonderful. It is also encouraging to watch them see and understand how polluting the land is affecting our lakes and water bodies. Perhaps, back in the “good old days” it wouldn’t have been necessary to have such a program to teach kids about the importance of agriculture since many children were raised in a “farm” atmosphere. But in today’s world, many kids aren’t exposed to the agricultural world at all. Our future generations may truly not know where butter or cheese comes from. If we want our children to take the reigns on the future, isn’t it important to teach them about where our food, clothing and shelter comes from? This year’sAg-Venture was a wonderful success as always. It is a great program, but it’s up to each one of us to continue to educate our children and grandchildren about the importance of agriculture. Corine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department (www.highlandsswcd.org). Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. Ag-Venture gives kids hands on learning about agriculture News From The Watershed Corine Burgess Courtesy photo Memorial Elementary School third graders learning about watersheds and the importance of keeping our environment clean at Ag-Venture.

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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, October 30, 2011Page 9B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer .Service time is 9:30 with Holy Communion. Coffee hour following services. Newcomers welcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail redeemer1895@aol.com Web site: redeemeravon.com The church is at 839 Howe's Way,Avon Park (two miles north of Sun 'N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells Dodge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. The Rev. Jim Kurtz, rector. Church office 3857649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL33852. Phone: 4650051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening: Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m. Child care available at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come see what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 8350869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer "Kid City" Children's Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, "prime-timers," and Bible studies in Spanish. "Kid City" Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev. Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Rev. Gary Kindle, pastor.Traditional Worship service, 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday school and Bible classes: 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m. on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faith's Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-1163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school will resume in the fall. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 9 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m.Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Men's Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: 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 McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and children's church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister: Phone, 3140482, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister: Phone, 385-8171, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Web site is www. ctmforme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Children's & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kid's World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. The Lord's Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the Millennium Church. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer a Saturday service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Tiger Gullett in the Millennium Church. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org All teachings are taken from the Manufacturer's Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Children's Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, PrayerMinistry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of God's Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and children's church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. 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.; Children's/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; Women's Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 1 p.m.; Youth Group (middle and high school), 3:30-6:30 p.m.; Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 9-10 a.m. in the sanctuary; contemporary worship is from 11 a.m. to noon. Sunday school classes for adults and children will be 10:10-10:50 a.m. in the educational building. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Children's Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Women's Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, vis it the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R. James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m. for women who love God and crocheting. Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodist Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pastor. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Sunday schedule: Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Youth Fellowship, 5 p.m. Bible Fellowship Class, 6 p.m. (October-May only). We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. We are a congregation that want to know Christ and make Him known. Call the church office at 465-2422 or check out our church Web site at www.memorialumc.com St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, FL 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 27 and Hammock Road). Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion with worship first Sunday of month; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. all other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For more information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@earth link.net or check theWeb site sebringemmanuelucc.com. No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP At first glance, Oct. 16 was just another Sunday in Everson, Wash. Without relevant football to watch during a Seattle Seahawks bye week, many citizens enjoyed the crisp fall air swirling through the foothills of the snow-capped Cascade Mountain Range. Still, something remarkable happened that afternoon, when a young Marine said a prayer before an early Thanksgiving dinner with his wife and relatives. Despite what lay ahead, Cpl. Reece Lodder had something to be thankful for. “I knew that God had given me some exceptional gifts that I could put to use as a Marine,” Cpl. Lodder told the Unknown Soldiers. While most Americans stuff themselves with turkey on Nov. 24, Lodder will be risking his life in one of the world’s most violent places: Afghanistan’s volatile south. “My company commander ... he’s going on his sixth combat deployment,” Lodder, 22, said. “This is my first combat deployment.” After just completing six grueling weeks of predeployment training with the 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment in California’s Mojave Desert, Lodder believes he is physically and mentally prepared for war. The emotional part is toughest. “Preparing to say goodbye to the most important person in your life for seven months ... it hurts,” the concerned husband said. “It’s a struggle.” In this time of war, the Marine firmly believes that God and country are calling. “If nobody was prepared to make that sacrifice, then we wouldn’t be blessed with what we have,” said Lodder, who was 12 years old on Sept. 11, 2001. As the future Marine grew up just south of Canada, he saw two close church friends deploy to dangerous provinces of Iraq. While he didn’t feel guilty for the good life his parents and four siblings built through hard work, Lodder felt he could do more. “I was very comfortable with just being here,” he said. “But I never felt like I was really giving anything up or contributing to the greater good.” After graduating from high school and then earning his associate degree, Lodder joined the Marine Corps in April 2009. In addition to his will to fight, the ambitious young patriot offered another set of skills. “I’ve always enjoyed writing ... I’ve always had a very strong passion for it,” he explained. “And photography I’ve always loved, but I never had the chance to do it.” As a military journalist, Lodder gets to interview heroes like Sgt. Dakota Meyer, a Medal of Honor recipient and fellow Marine. But Lodder’s best training for adjusting to life as a combat correspondent may have come in the Mojave Desert’s intense heat. “It’s searing; it’s scorching; it dehydrates you,” Lodder said. “But we take a lot of pride in knowing that we can endure this — we can laugh through it; we can sweat through it; we can bleed through it — but when we come out on the other end, we’ve done it successfully.” The Marine knows he cannot walk between Taliban fighters and the improvised explosive devices they plant because he’s carrying a camera. As he covers sacred ground on which so many fine Americans have bled during the past decade, Lodder will be in grave danger. “First and foremost, I’m a Marine, so I’m going there to support the Marines to my right and left,” he explained. “We’re all going there to support each other ... to accomplish our mission as a team.” Instead of worrying about his safety, Lodder is thinking about a rendezvous with destiny. “I’m going to be moving around a lot, doing my utmost to tell the stories of as many Marines and Navy Corpsmen as I can,” Lodder said. “I really believe in my job, not only as a Marine, but being able to tell their stories ... I can’t think of anything more rewarding.” As he packs for Afghanistan, Cpl. Reece Lodder’s overriding concer n is his wife’s well-being. “For her, I’m going to be in danger, and that’s something you think about every day,” he said. “But we’ve got the strongest perspective that God’s taking care of us.” To find out more about Tom Sileo or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. Thanksgiving comes early for soldier bound for Afghanistan

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C M Y K Special to the News-SunAVON PARK — Maintaining good grades while spending hours each day on the practice field is no easy feat, but South Florida Community College’s student athletes can be proud of their hard work. Following a recent academic report from the Florida Community College Activities Association (FCSAA), SFCC student athletes rank above the state average for graduation and transfer rates. Their 2010-11 graduation rate was 86 percent, 20 percent higher than the state average, and 80 percent of those went on to transfer to a four-year school. “Our athletes consistently excel in the classroom,” said SFCC Athletic Director Rick Hitt. “We prioritize academics, and I believe that’s why our athletes are so successful.” Athletes are required to have a 2.0 grade point average (GPA) following their first semester of college to be eligible to compete, but the coaches, as well as the athletes themselves, expect to do much better than just the minimum. “We get different types of students academically,” Hitt said. “We create an academic plan for them and provide tutoring so they can excel academically. The numbers show that our system works.” “Coming in as a college athlete, I was nervous that I would have a difficult time carrying my course load and my athletic obligations,” said Lady Panther volleyball player Caitlin Carlander. “But team study hall, individual study hall, grade checks, a caring office of counselors, and an encouraging coach all helped me to reach my potential at South Florida Community College. Without the standards my coaches set for me, I probably would not have been so motivated to succeed.” During the 2010-11 academic year, SFCC athletics had 30 post-season academic award recipients. Three of these were Academic AllAmericans, the highest award student athletes can receive. Students who receive this award must have a GPAof 3.6-4.0. Over the past 12 years, under the guidance of Hitt, SFCC has consecutively had between one and four student athletes awarded as Academic All-Americans. “I am proud of our student athletes,” said Dr. Norm Stephens, president, SFCC. “All of our coaches emphasize the importance of academics, and this is what helps our students achieve their academic goals.” It’s no surprise, however, that SFCC’s athletes are so successful. They have a heavily involved coach and athletic director to look up to. Not only does Hitt serve as SFCC’s athletic director and Panther baseball coach, he also serves on a variety of state and national college athletics and baseball committees. “He has been a member of the FCSAAState Baseball Committee, the FCSAA Hearing Committee, as well as the FCSAACouncil for Athletic Affairs since 2001 and is currently its chair elect. He is the former chair of Southern Conference Baseball and currently serves as the Suncoast Conference Baseball chair. “He is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Baseball Committee and, currently, serves as vice president of the NJCAABaseball Coaches Association and the NJCAAInternational Baseball chair, a position that took him to Holland with the NJCAA/USAbaseball team in the summer of 2010. “We couldn’t imagine a better role model for our student athletes than Coach Hitt,” Dr. Stephens said. “We have an outstanding athletic program because of the strong leadership Coach Hitt provides as well as the wonderful job all of our coaches do in recruiting excellent students and student leaders to participate in our inter-collegiate athletics program.” www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, October 30, 2011Page 11B church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 0 4 0 6 9 LIL WIZARDS ACADEMY; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 10/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 1 2 3 9 4 STATE FARM; 3.639"; 5"; Black; **internet included**; 0 0 0 1 3 3 2 1 CROSSWORDSOLUTION CHALKTALK SFCC student athletes shine in the classroom, too Courtesy photo SFCC Athletic Director and baseball coach Rick Hitt goes over academic progress reports with baseball player Sam Morgan. We prioritize academics, and I believe thats why our athletes are so successful.RICKHITT SFCCathletic director Graduation rates above state average Cracker Trail hosting Veterans Day programSEBRING — Veterans will be honored with music and speech at Cracker Trail Elementary School at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11. All grade levels will sing, and short speeches will be given by various students as the school celebrates those who have fought to keep our country strong and frre. The Sebring VFWPost 4300 under honor guard commander Bob Ryan will be presenting the flags and performing the 21-gun salute and Taps. Contact the school office at 471-5777 if you are a veteran or are currently in the service and would like to attend the program.County DSAC to meet Nov. 7SEBRING — The Highlands County Distric t School Advisory Council (DSAC) will meet from 67:30 p.m., on Monday, Nov. 7, in the Garland Bogus Room located at the School Board of Highlands County, 426 School Street, Sebring. The primary agenda items for this meeting is the 21s t Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC). Call 471-5608. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK — Registration for South Florida Community College’s spring term 2012 classes begins Monday. Students with 40 or more hours may register as of Monday. Students with 20 or more hours may register beginning Monday, Nov. 7. Open registration for all SFCC students begins Monday, Nov. 21. Classes for the regular 16-week session meet Jan. 5 through May 3, classes for the first eight-week flex session meet Jan. 5 through Feb. 29, and classes for the second eight-week flex session meets March 1-May 3. The SFCC spring 2012 Schedule of Classes is available online. Students may apply for admission, register, and pay their tuition online at http://www.southflorida.e du/student/services/registrar/. They may also visit the Welcome Center at the Highlands Campus or stop in at the DeSoto or Hardee campuses or Lake Placid Center. SFCC offers two-year associate degree programs and numerous occupational training programs for people who wish to enhance their employability skills through shorter courses of study. In August 2012, the college will launch its Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management (BASSM) degree program. Students who are interested in the program may consider taking prerequisite courses in spring 2012. To learn more about the BAS-SM program, visit http://www.southflorida.edu/academic/bassm/Default.aspx/. Financial aid is available to those who are qualified. For more information about financial assistance and scholarships, contact the SFCC Financial Aid Office at 863-784-7254. For further information, call 863-4536661, 773-2252, 4947500, or 465-5300. SFCC spring sign-ups start Monday 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. Wednesday 2 -2:30 p.m. „ Beyond Einstein 2:30-3 p.m. „ Beyond Einstein cont. 3-3:30 p.m. „ Beyond Einstein cont. 3:30-4 p.m. „ Beyond Einstein cont. 4-4:30 p.m. „ What is Art 4:30-5 p.m. „ What is Art cont. Thursday2-2:30 p.m. „ InFocus-1 2:30-3 p.m. „ InFocus-2 3-3:30 p.m. „ InFocus-3 3:30-4 p.m. „ InFocus-4 4-4:30 p.m. „ InFocus-5 4:30-5 p.m. „ InFocus-6 Panther Network

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C M Y K Page 12BNews-SunSunday, October 30, 2011www.newssun.com DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 10/2,9,16,23,30; 0 0 0 1 2 4 0 3 HIGHLANDS COUNTY RECYCLING; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; PO#120154 10/16,30; 11/2,4; 0 0 0 1 2 9 0 4 Special to the News-SunAVON PARK —The students at Park Elementary School are learning habits that would not automatically be associated with 5-, 7 or 9year olds — leadership. The program, called The Leader in Me, in its most basic form simply teaches that if students take responsibility for themselves and their actions, then they can achieve their level of greatness. Park parents and teachers are happy to point out it is working. “We want to put the school in the hands of the students. We want them to feel comfortable giving input and suggesting projects in school and if they have concerns, they can bring them to Mrs. Thompson (assistant principal) and me,” said Brenda Longshore, Park Elementary principal. “We want them to generate ideas and see them to fruition. We want this to be their school and we want them to have ownership and pride in it.” The program, implemented in the school two years ago, is an adaptation of the best-selling book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey. The Leader in Me Program is built around a tree of seven leadership habits. Habit one, “Be Proactive,” where students are reminded that they are in charge of themselves and their actions. The second habit, “Begin with the End in Mind,” means to have a plan. For the third habit, “Put First Things First,” students are reminded to work first, and then play. The fourth habit states “Think Win-Win,” where the notion that everyone can win in their own way is taught. The fifth habit tells students to “Seek First to Understand and Then to be Understood” and is simply listen before you talk. The sixth habit is to “Synergize,” which reminds students that when they collaborate the end result is better. The seventh and final habit is to “Sharpen the Saw,” where students are encouraged to find balance in life through healthy hobbies like athletics and spirituality. “I see students taking ownership of the classroom as well as their grades in that classroom,” said Tracy Lee, fifth grade teacher. “My students are definitely striving to understand the seven habits and set goals to apply them.” “Elementary school students can learn these skills and they will use them for the rest of their lives,” said Longshore. “The research clearly states that students who are entering the workforce were lacking interpersonal skills. We knew that parents, teachers and business owners wanted us to teach them things like goal setting, teamwork, and problem solving.” For Park Elementary School, the uniqueness comes in how they are teaching leadership skills in a way that even kindergartners can understand and in involving the entire faculty, student body and bringing families into the mix. The entire faculty was put through the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” training before the program was implemented; they were given opportunities to shape how the program would be taught at the school and to what degree. The school has also hosted a parent night each year for the past two years to involve families in the process of building student leaders. “We were very excited about how well our recent parent night went,” said Parent/Teacher Organization Vice President Kathleen Border. “The first year I am told we filled 40 seats and this year we had 250 adults and more than 100 students in attendance.” According to Longshore, the schoolwide initiative has made for a very pleasant and encouraging teaching environment for everyone involved with the school. Park Elementary faculty and staff are so impressed with the positive changes in behavior and grades that they have made “Purposely Empowering Success” their school motto and use this program and that mantra as a filter for all decisions made at the school. “This has created a whole culture change in our school, from how you are greeted at the front desk, to how children learn in their seats,” said Longshore. “Everyone involved with our school speaks the language of leadership.” Park Elementary program creating an environment of leadership CHALKTALK Courtesy photo Diana Guzman, Panther Voices member, speaks in a performance recently at Park Elementary's Parent Night designed to explain the leadership program at the school and teach parents how they can use the program at home. Special to the News-SunWAUCHULA— Peace River Electric Cooperative (PRECO) recently sponsored the 2011 National Science Experiment: Wired for Wind by bringing it to more than 1,500 students, parents and advisors in Hardee and DeSoto counties. Wired for Wind, created through a partnership of 4H National Headquarters and University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is an educational look at renewable energy technologies via wind power. Across the nation, Wired for Wind is taking the topic of renewable energy and making it a fun activity for all ages. Local students first watched a how-to assembly video, and then worked together as teams to construct miniature wind turbines from kits provided at work tables. Each Wired for Wind experiment kit includes all the parts necessary to make a fully-functional wind turbine. The experiment features a threestage approach: designing and testing, experimenting with different blade shapes and pitch, and interpreting the results. Enthusiastic young wind turbine engineers strived to design the most efficient fan blade configuration. The proof came as participants lined up in front of box fans, wind turbines in hand, and recorded voltage readings from small voltmeters included in their kits. Energy readings ranged from 0.2v to a little more than one volt. In Hardee County, high school science teacher Rob Beatty guided students’ efforts as they worked. Going from group to group, he answered questions and explained the mechanics o f the wind experiment. “I think it was good for all age groups,” explains Beatty. “Even some of the parents were really getting into the design process.” The following day, Beatty’s physical science honors classes continued work on the project, designing and testing various blade shapes fo r wind-to-power efficiency. With an eye toward the upcoming science fair, Beatty is optimistic that this event has instilled creativity and excitement in his learners. “My students are in the process of developing science fair projects, and I am in high hopes that the experience will inspire them o r give them new ideas o f projects that they can do,” he said. Peace River Electric Cooperative is pleased to provide opportunities fo r student learning and support to local schools. “Concern for community” is one of the core values held by all electric cooperatives. PRECO has plans to offe r this project to other area schools in the future. To learn more about the National Science Experiment and Wired fo r Wind, visit www.4-H.org. PRECO sponsors national wind experiment in schools

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C M Y K DearAbby: I relocated to a new area a year ago and, after several hair color disasters, finally found a great stylist/colorist, “Raphael.” The problem is, he constantly hits on me even though he’s married. He emails and calls me frequently. I told him I’d be willing to see him after hours only if his wife, the salon receptionist, is aware of it. He said, “No, don’t tell her.” Raphael tries to lure me into the salon after closing by promising free services, which I decline. There’s no question that this is more than the simple flattery most male stylists give their clients. That he’s trying to cheat on his wife makes me extremely uncomfortable. The salon is across from my apartment, so when he sees me come out he always asks me to have dinner. I have taken to walking a different route. I don’t want to look for a new stylist after all the mess I had to go through to find Raphael. How can I communicate clearly that I love the way he does my hair, but I’m not interested otherwise? I don’t want to make things awkward, but I have tried everything and he won’t take the hint. — Dis-Tressed in Bethesda, Md. DearDis-Tressed: There’s a reason why Raphael’s wife is his receptionist. Raphael may think he is irresistible because he has done this successfully with other customers. The next time he makes a move on you, tell him PLAINLYyou’re not interested and that his actions are embarrassing. You will probably have to find another hairdresser afterward because Raphael appears to have a giant ego and may not take rejection well. An excellent way to find one is to ask women whose hairstyles and color you like. In fact, I’m advising you to start doing that right away before your roots start showing. DearAbby: I have been dating “Cameron” for five years. We’re in graduate school, have a wonderful relationship and are discussing marriage. I get along well with his parents, but some things have just come out about his father and I don’t know how to deal with it. Two years ago we discovered that Cameron’s father had been having an affair. He promised to stop seeing the woman, get a restraining order so she’d leave him alone and work on his marriage. It seems he lied. We have ound out (again) that he has continued to see her. Cameron was mortified both times and sad his father would treat his mother this way. His mother said she’d try counseling with him, and if he didn’t live up to his promise, she’d divorce him. It has been months and they’re still in counseling. His dad isn’t allowed to live at home with her. I’m furious with Cameron’s father for being such an idiot. I don’t want to see him (one of Cameron’s sisters has cut him out of her life completely), but Cameron thinks his father will hurt himself if we all leave him. Please tell me how to handle this because although I never want to see the man again, I may have to. — Walking On Eggshells in Delaware DearWalking: Cameron’s parents’marriage has hit a “rough patch.” However, they’re both trying to repair it. While you may be disgusted with Cameron’s father, you have no reason to be “furious” with him — his wife does. So for everyone’s sake, cool off and think rationally. If your boyfriend’s parents manage to reconcile, you’ll be seeing them with some regularity — and they will need all of the emotional support they can get. If the y decide to divorce, it will be up to Cameron to decide how close he wishes to remain with his father. Please do not add fuel to an already explosive situation. Everyone’s suffering enoug h as it is. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, October 30, 2011Page 13B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 10/28/11 p/u; 0 0 0 0 1 3 3 2 0 MYEXWASA MONSTERBy JONATHAN L. O'ROURKE ACROSS 1 "Evil Under the Sun" detective 7 Class-conscious orgs.? 11 Like Granny Smiths 15 Hershey bar 19 Traveling, like Blues Traveler 20 "Yay! Go me!" 21 From square one 22 Bjorn rival 23 My first crush was on a mummy, but . 27 Chaney of film 28 Minting process 29 Slippery 30 Home to four-andtwenty blackbirds 31 Wide of the mark 34 Demolition supply 35 Part of SOP: Abbr. 37 York __: British cathedral 39 Folded corner 42 Training room 44 Hosp. units 46 Florida's team 47 Everyone liked my ghost boyfriend, but . 51 PIN requester 52 "Prove it!" 53 Prefix for fall 54 Dear one, in Italy 57 Veggie that looks like an overgrown scallion 59 Green Hornet sidekick 60 87-Down fruit 62 "It's __": "Problem solved" 63 Get __ years: age 65 God-fearing 66 Like some obedience 67 I had a relationship with Frankenstein's monster, but . 73 Composer Gustav 74 Crosswise, shipwise 75 L.A. Angel, e.g. 76 Tool for a mountaineer 77 "Hungarian Fantasy" composer 78 Ernie's roommate 80 PDQ, to an RN 84 Org. that investigates crashes 85 Carvey who played the Church Lady 86 Self-interested one 88 Gp. with a co-pay 89 When I moved to Sleepy Hollow, I started dating a soldier, but . 94 __ Afghan Airlines 96 Morsel for dipping 97 Old Testament bk. 98 "Shazam!" 99 "Little Shop of __" 101 Ryan of "You've Got Mail" 103 Letters on Windy City trains 105 Co. designation 106 String after B 107 Light bulb unit 109 Uses FedEx again 112 Actress Charlotte 115 Now I'm dating Count Dracula. Things are going well, but . 120 __ upswing 121 Pizzazz 122 Obama, as of Jan. 2009 123 Obscure 124 Camp Swampy dog 125 Cry of pain 126 Aquarium fish 127 Messenger god DOWN 1 Novelist Frederik 2 __ cat: baseball variation 3 Two-part David Bowie song from "Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)" 4 Obey the coxswain 5 Lord's Prayer opening 6 Gillette's __ II 7 Fresh out of the oven 8 Number retired by the Orioles for Jim Palmer 9 Opera that premiered in Cairo 10 Nestles 11 Mai __: fruity cocktail 12 "Breathing Lessons" novelist Tyler 13 Take up, as a homemade costume 14 Vampire-romance series 15 Relative's nickname 16 Taking issue? 17 More smarmy 18 Alludes (to) 24 __ roast 25 Ustinov who played 1-Across 26 Chatty bird 32 Not many 33 Not close 36 GED taker 38 Purists 39 Give a ring 40 Bone: Pref. 41 More dangerous 43 Old TV production co. 45 Like the best bet 48 Ivory Coast neighbor 49 Doesn't act just yet 50 Krypton, for one 55 Go nowhere in particular 56 Nocturnal hunters 58 Critter in old Qantas ads, popularly 61 Planter's choice 62 River to the Seine 64 Four Corners st. 65 122-Across, informally 66 Marker feature 67 "Sounds good to me!" 68 Ambassador's asset 69 Feline who said "We're all mad here" 70 Puts on a coat 71 Son of David 72 Quite rough 77 One can stand to lose it 78 Fine porcelain 79 Early floppy disk size 81 Munch museum masterpiece 82 Part of a Latin trio 83 Brouhaha 85 Column begun in 1956 by Pauline Phillips 87 Bar staple 90 Famous 91 Musical drama 92 Title for a guru 93 Layer 94 Blessing elicitor 95 Guinea pig, e.g. 100 Firewood measure 102 Auto insurance giant 104 Spot-on 108 Kite attachment 110 Barber's stroke 111 Ruler deposed in 1979 113 Teen's affliction 114 Scratches (out) 116 "I'll take that as __" 117 __ psychology 118 Poet's before 119 Big 51-Across manufacturer Solution on page 5B DIVERSIONS When our sons turned 10, 9 and 6, we treated them to the circus for their November birthdays. I can still hear the sounds of the animals and calls of the hawkers. I can smell the popcorn and delight in the circus master’s invitation, “Ladies and gentlemen and children of all ages…” Experiencing it through the eyes and emotions of our sons made it all the more special. We often refer to life’s distractions as a three-ring circus. But, there are other lessons to be learned from the circus. Consider the trapeze artists. While these acrobats practice endless hours to perfect their craft with skill and timing, eventually they take the risk of letting go. As the flyer releases his grip on the bar, the catcher comes at the exact moment to clasp tightly and complete the feat. However, the flyer would never soar if he was too timid to let go. Perhaps, that is how we choose to live. Safe living and staying within our comfort zones is imbedded into our thinking robbing us of the exhilaration of soaring. When God calls us to soar, it is with faith that is grounded in who he is, his word and his principles recorded in the Bible. He never asks us to take stupid risks. The timing for risky faith usually presents itself in decision making where things are too hard, too big for us to conquer alone. As the “flyer,” we are then to let go and trust God, the “catcher,” to firmly catch us. We read about timing and letting go in 2 Corinthians 6:2b, NKJV, where it says, “Behold now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” Or in Joshua 1:9, “Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Perhaps, we have lost the childlike wonder and trust seen in little ones who put their faith in Christ. Distractions and stressors have pressed us down and scared us. We’ve forgotten that God has made us to soar. We can count on his victory in good times and bad. Playing it too safe is usually wrapped up in fear which dulls us. But God leverages the unsafe circumstances of life to grow our faith. So stay in his word, pray, listen to godly counsel. He will reveal himself and his plan. Let’s be “children of all ages” ready to let go and soar!Selah. Jan Merop of Sebring is a News-Sun correspondent. God made you to soar Pause And Consider Jan Merop Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) — Aries, once something is in your head, it is hard to get rid of it. Astubborn nature can be an asset at times, especially when getting ahead in business. Taurus (Taurus (April 21-May 21) — It’s a love of life that will move you through the next few days, Taurus. Otherwise you can become bored with the mundane responsibilities of day to day. Gemini (May 22-June 21) — Gemini, once the wheels are in motion, it can be very difficult to turn back. That is why it is best to think things through before you take any action. Cancer(June 22-July 22) — Cancer, it is difficult to get others to hear what you are saying when they refuse to listen. You will just have to be more diligent in your efforts. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) — Leo, many people will be following your lead this week. Be on your best behavior, so you will be a role model and set a positive example for those who follow. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) — Virgo, when someone chooses to offer advice, listen to that advice even if you don’t agree with it. Things will have a funny way of working out. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Make an effort to spend some time with someone whom you have not seen in awhile, Libra. You won’t regret the decision because soon you will part ways again. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Scorpio, try to find a balance between the time you spend with others and the moments you secure for yourself. While not secretive, you do relish in your privacy. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) — Sagittarius, you will quickly become “persona non grata” if you don’t mend your ways. Taking advantage of others will cause them to rescind their generosity. Capricorn (Dec. 22Jan. 20) — Personal matters take precedence once again, Capricorn. Just when it seems you can never conquer the challenges that arise, you are met with a welcome surprise. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) — Aquarius, bide your time because the stars indicate a changing of times that will move in your favor. This will be an opportunity for wrongs to be righted. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Pisces, don’t devote too much attention to recreational activities this week because then it could distract you from work that needs doing. Famous birthdaysOct. 30: Matthew Morrison, Actor, 33; Oct. 31: Willow Smith, Singer, 11; Nov. 1: Jenny McCarthy, Actress, 39; Nov. 2: David Schwimmer, Actor, 45; Nov. 3: Gemma Ward, Model, 24; Nov. 4: Matthew McConaughey, Actor, 42; Nov. 5: Kevin Jonas, Singer, 24. 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C M Y K LIVING 14B PAGE Inside This Section Chalk Talk11-12B Community Calendar5B Crossword13B Dear Abby13B Horoscope13B Unknown Soldiers9B News-Sun Sunday, October 30, 2011 FAMILYFEA TURES Ahealthy lifestyle doesnt have to mean nibbling on bland fare. Wi t h s t r a t e g i c substitutions and smart snacking tips, you can still enjoy some favorite foods without compromising your nutrit i o n a l g o a l s Eating healthy means enjoying a broad variety of foods and including carbs, protein and fat in your diet, says one of the countrys most recognized sports dietitians, Leslie Bonci, who consults for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Milwaukee Brewers and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With smart food swaps and tricks that add nutrients and flavor, Bonci can help you enjoy eating well without the extra pounds. Stay hydrated.If you are on the go, drink cold water it leaves your stomach and gets to the muscles faster,thus doing a better job of hydrating your body.Also, try swapping some of the foods on your menu for ones with liquid: Foods such as cold soups, many fruits, vegetables and applesauce take up more room in the stomach and can help keep you full longer. Consider making satisfying salads with grains like bulgur or brown rice, which also absorb a l o t o f l i q u i d Allow yourself some indulgences. Enjoying foods you love is important to long-term success, and making smart choices doesnt mean sacrificing treats. Just opt for products that provide portion control and good calorie count. A pre-packaged betterf o r-you options like the ones from We i g h tWatchers Sweet Baked Goods is a great choice. A l l o f t h e We i g h tWatchers sweet baked treats have 4 to 5 grams of fiber, contributing to your daily fiber requirements; and few people actually get the daily fiber requirement of 20 to 35 grams. Also, the We i g h tWatchers Sweet Baked Goods have no trans fat and are good on the go. I enjoy them as part of my morning and afternoon snacks or as an easy, sensible dessert. Learn more at www.weightwatchers.com/sensiblefoods.Photo courtesy of Getty ImagesTaste the rainbow. Eating a variety of colorful foods increases the nutrient richness of your diet, contributes to your daily fluid requirements and provides carbohydrates for fuel. Heresa quick rundown of the colors you should look for: Dark green: Leafy greens such as spinach, kale and romaine are great sources of vitamin K for bone and eye health.Orange: Peaches, nectarines and cantaloupe contain natural carotenoid pigments for lung and skin health.Yellow: This is corn time, folks, and corn is a great source of lutein for eye health.Red: Tomatoes of fer vitamin C and lycopene.Deep red or purple: Plums, cherries and berries all boost heart health. Get creative with natures bounty.When you grill, think beyond protein. Grill vegetables and fruit, or add chopped pineapple or mango to salsa to top fish or chicken. Seek balance. Fuel your body on a regular basis and include foods from each macronutrient group every time you sit down to e a t .That means carbohydrate-, proteinand fat-containing foods. Try to divide your plate this way: a bit less than half of your plate for fruit and vegetables, one third for lean protein (beef, pork, poultry, fish, low-fat dairy, eggs or soy foods) and the remainder for grains (pasta, rice or bulgur). Dont omit fat just use a little to enhance flavor. Olive oil, nuts or a thin spread of nut butter are all good choices. If you really want that ice cream or that glass of wine, have it instead of the grain, not in addition. Forget bland condiments.I f y o u want to eat better spice things up. Healthful spices include cinnamon, turmeric, ginger and oregano. You can use spices to add flavor to your dishes or drinks while cutting the amount of calorie-rich ingredients such as oil and sugar. Try mixing spices, citrus and fresh herbs to perk up any vegetaria n f a r e Be prepared with por table snacks.It can be hard to eat better when you travel, so keep handy a survival kit that includes nonperishable protein and carbohydrate-containing foods. If you are a busy parent on-the-go or work long hours, throw some of these snacks in your bag to avoid fast-food restaurants and vending machines. A few good options: Foods with protein jerky, packs of tuna or salmon requiring no can opener, roasted soy nuts, seeds and small cans of bean dip with a pop-top for easy opening. Carbohydrate-containing foods packs of oatmeal, prepackaged cereal and homemade trail mix. Put yourfork down between bites and chew. Feel the texture, notice the flavors, and savor the food. Preparing foods that require chewing harder will give you more time to eat and allow your brain to register you are full. It takes at least 20 minutes after eating for your stomach to tell your brain that it is full, but most of us finish a meal in 10 minutes. Give your stomach time to catch up to your brain by slowing down your eating. It will take longer to finish a meal, leaving less time for a second helping.