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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: 11-20-2011
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING —In its effort to evaluate teachers, and institute a policy of rewarding better teachers with higher pay, the state is phasing in a new evaluation system. It is divided into two parts, each being 50 percent of a teacher’s final evaluation score. Half is made up of classroom observations and a teacher’s own self appraisal. That part of the policy is generally considered an improvement over the past, especially since an effort is being made to standardize what is observed and how it is discussed. The other half of the policy, however, called the value added method, is causing a great deal of anxiety. “Teachers are worried,” Steve Pickleseimer, president of the teacher’s union, has repeatedly said. That is because the new value added method is unproven, complicated and statistical in nature — based on how well a student does on News-Sun photo by ED NEWS-SUN Highlands County’s Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, November 20, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 137 | 75 cents www.newssun .com HighLow 84 64Complete Forecast PAGE 14A Partly sunny, warm with a P.M. shower Forecast Question: Will gas prices affect your Thanksgiving travel plans? Next question: Do you think that all of Herman Cains accusers are lying? www.newssun .com Make your voice heard at Online Obituaries Donald Gavoni Age 79, of Sebring Colleen Jacobs Age 56, of Sebring Lawrence Lowell Age 89, of Tallahassee Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155 Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 48% No 52% 099099401007 Total votes: 73 Arts & Entertainment5B Business/Money9A Chalk Talk11B Classifieds8A Community Briefs2A Community Calendar11B Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Horoscope13B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review9B Movie Times13B Sports On TV2B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 1 3 6 3 8 Midseason formDevils sprint out of gate with tipoff tourney wins SPORTS, 1BFree to exploreDonation gives APMS student a telescope PAGE3A PAGE14B By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING — Agrand jury returned a murder in the firs t degree indictment agains t Doris Smith on Friday, according to the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office. Smith, 87, is accused o f stabbing her husband, Chester Smith, 93, eigh t times and leaving several knives in his body “up to the hilt.” HCSO Public Information Officer Nell Hays stated in a press release dated Friday that the grand jury for the 10th Judicial Circuit returned a true bill o f indictment of first degree murder with premeditation. AHCSO report shows tha t Doris Smith stated she was “tired of caring” for her husband. HCSO deputies responded to a 5:45 a.m. 911 call from Doris Smith on Oct. 26 at 42 Hickory Hills Circle, jus t north of the town of Lake Placid. Doris Smith had told dispatch that she had given he r husband a sedative and had taken an overdose herself in an attempt to “take thei r lives.” Emergency personnel found Doris Smith calmly sitting at her kitchen table and Chester Smith in bed nude with three kitchen knives still Grand jury indicts Smith 87-year-old indicted for premeditated murder By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING — Commissioners will take another look at the multiuse path along Memorial Drive during their meeting on Tuesday night when they discuss who is going to pay for the expensive driveways. Commissioners tabled the decision to build the path, which is designed to run south along Memorial Drive from Cornell Street in Avon Park to Memorial Elementary with a west branch running from Memorial along College Drive to U.S. 27, after landowner Gregg Hartt asked who was going to pay for the loss in revenue and costs of adapting grove operations along the path. The cost of the path is projected at $779,000 and is funded from a Department of Transportation grant. Hartt, along with County Attorney Ross Macbeth, have interest in 20-acre orange groves that run along the proposed path. Macbeth’s interest is through the management of the Verna VMacbeth Trust, which owns 20 acres and Hartt represented his mother, Joan Hartt of Sebring, who also owns 20 acres along the project path. County Engineer Ramon Gavarrete informed the commission that several BCC to look at multi-use path again Courtesy graphic No, this is not the formula used to get men on the moon. It is the new value added method used to determine 50 percent of a teachers instructional ability score. The other 50 percent is determined by classroom observations. Smith To decide who will pay for driveways along Memorial Drive See SMITH, page 7A See PATH, page 7A News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Ty Bonini, 7, of Sebring, is all smiles as he sits in the pilots cockpit of the Aeromed Helicopter Saturday morning, while his mom Lesley Bonini snaps a picture and Flight Paramedic Jeff Bogue stands by. Propellers and horns By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING — The annual Touch a Truck, Touch a Plane event was held Saturday morning at the Sebring Regional Airport, giving little hands and eyes plenty to enjoy. The Sebring Rotary Club sponsors the event each year and provides dozens of trucks and airplanes for children and families to admire. Rotary Past President Joan Fisher was happy with the turnout of the annual event at its new site. “This is the first time we’ve had it out here,” said Fisher. The previous Touch a Truck events were held in the parking lot of Lakeshore Mall in Sebring. Fisher thinks the new venue and the Senses awakened at Touch event News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Sarah Hjelmeir is giddy as she pushes on the horn of a Sebring Fire Department firetruck under the supervision of firefighter Jarrod Gavagni. See TOUCH, page 6A Teacher evaluation system a numbers game See TEACHER, page 6A

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Page 2ANews-SunSunday, November 20, 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; social security below lottery; 0 0 0 1 3 6 2 4 KAYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; workers comp above lottery; 0 0 0 1 4 1 4 4 Nov. 16 102434373945x:4Next jackpot $32 millionNov. 12 31115223738x:2 Nov. 9 91629444851x:4 Nov. 18 14162930 Nov. 17 911242628 Nov. 16 822273233 Nov. 15 1282123 Nov. 18 (n) 1172 Nov. 18 (d) 4857 Nov. 17 (n) 0902 Nov. 17 (d) 0677 Nov. 18(n) 307 Nov. 18 (d) 577 Nov. 17 (n) 932 Nov. 17(d) 314 Nov. 18 1112283912 Nov. 15 34123513 Nov. 11 41519424 Nov. 8 1235373821 Nov. 16 1322253951 PB: 28 PP: 2Next jackpot $60 millionNov. 12 435365156 PB: 8 PP: 5 Nov. 9 535575859 PB: 12 PP: 3 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 Holiday garbage pick-up changesAVON PARK —There will be no garbage pick up on Thanksgiving Day. Thursday’s garbage pick up will move to Wednesday. All other garbage pick up days will remain the same. Contact Public Works Sanitation Department at 452-4429 if you have questions. SEBRING — City of Sebring city offices will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 24-25 for Thanksgiving. They will re-open Monday, Nov. 28. Garbage pick-ups will be as follows: Monday and Tuesday will remain the same. Thursday pick-ups will be on Wednesday. Friday pick-ups will stay the same.LP Chamber is drop-off for Reach a Child donationsLAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that it will be a drop off location for the Reach a Child Program. This program is headed locally by Gene and Carol Pollard, chamber members and owners of the Lake Placid Radio Shack, which is a locally owned and operated store. The Reach a Child Program is an organization that collects new and gently used children’s books that are given to the Lake Placid first responders. These books are given to childrenthat they come in contact with in their line of work.The books provide comfort to the child in distress. The Lake Placid Chamber of Commerce is at 18 N. Oak Ave.Office hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. an d Saturday, 9a.m. to 1 p.m. Cash donations are also accepted.Checks to be made payable to the Reac h a Child Program.SFCC Closes for Thanksgiving All four campus locations of South Florida Community College will be closed Nov. 23-27 for the Thanksgiving holiday. The college will reopen Monday, Nov. 28. While the college is closed, returning students may continue to register and pay for classes throug h the college portal, Panther Central, which operates 24 hours a day. To access Panther Central, visit the college's website and click the Panther Central link on the right. Then click on the Student tab to access registration, financial aid, and payment options. For more information about SFCC, visit www.southflorida.edu/ or like us on Facebook.Men of Promise Rally is MondayLAKE PLACID — A Highlands County Men of Promise/Promise Keepers Rally will be held Monday at the First Assembly of God, 327 Plumosa St., behind Wendy’s in Lake Placid. Dinner and fellowship a t 6 p.m. in the gymnasium. Praise and worship in the sanctuary with “His Redeemed” at 7 p.m. Continued on page 5A News Sun StaffAVON PARK — Sometimes, success forces a move. The Avon Park Farmer’s Market organizers have decided to move their event from Donaldson Park to Museum Avenue, starting on Nov. 23. The event runs from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursdays, except for Thanksgiving week, when the Market will run on Wednesday, but the timing is not the problem. The traffic is the issue. Ed Baldridge, organizer of the event along with vendor Jim Martin, said the problem is the success of the event, and that most of the folks are showing up earlier and earlier in the day. “Well, we are having parking problems in Donaldson Park. There just is not enough parking at times for the shoppers. “We have plenty of room for more vendors, but there are a lot more folks coming to buy fresh produce than we anticipated. They seem to all come at the same time,” Baldridge, who is a News-Sun staff writer, said. Baldridge explained that the majority of the rush is between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., after that the crowd thins out considerably. “We expected everyone to come around four and that it would pick up after five when people got off of work, but it is beginning to stretch out into the earlier hours during the day,” Baldridge explained. “Our vendors have begun showing up as early as one o’clock to catch the early sales. That’s O.K., but we run into folks who are parking just to visit the park and the senior center. “We want to be good neighbors and avoid traffic snarls in Avon Park,” Baldridge said. Baldridge said that both the City of Avon Park and the Avon Park Police Department support the event, but have suggested the move to Museum Avenue. “We are fortunate that the city and the Main Street CRA (Community Redevelopment Agency) have been supportive of the Market. Councilman Paul Miller put the idea out there and the CRAdecided to support it with advertising. That kind of community support is how these events become successful,” Baldridge said. AP Farmers Market outgrows park Moving to Museum Avenue By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING — Avon Park librarian Don Brusha was found dead of natural causes on Thursday. Brusha, 74, was discovered at his home on Lakeview Drive in Sebring by a coworker around 2 p.m. after he did not show up for work the day before. Cmdr. Steve Carr of the Sebring Police said the death was ruled natural. “He will be sorely missed,” said Mary Myers, Highlands County director of Library Services. Brusha was transported to Morris Funeral Chapel Thursday, where he remains while authorities try to contact family in California. No service had been scheduled at press time. AP librarian Brusha dies By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING — The Highlands County Sheriff’s Office, in conjunction with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, arrested three people Thursday after authorities raided a methamphetamine production house in Sebring. According to Nell Hays, HCSO public information officer, Daniel Gregory Fitzpatrick, 39, and Jedidiah Jenniges, 32, were netted after a warrant was served at 3533 Green Acre Way in Sebring. Nancy Keaveny, 56, was arrested later that day in conj unction with the raid. Hays stated in her press release that HCSO detectives uncovered a methamphetamine laboratory at the Green Acre Way address, and the DEAteam dismantled the hazardous lab. “These labs are dangerous and require specially trained and equipped personnel due to the volatile nature of the components used to produce methamphetamine,” Hays said. Fitzpatrick was arrested and charged with manufacture of methamphetamine and attempted possession of precursor chemicals, according to Hays. Jenniges charged with manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of precursor chemicals. After further investigation, Hays stated that Keaveny was arrested for possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Hays added that the investigation remains open. Anyone with information who wants to remain anonymous and be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call Heartland Crime Stoppers at 1-800-226-TIPS(8477), or on the Internet at www.heartlandcrimestoppers.com/. Meth house raided News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Detectives with the Highlands County Sheriffs Office and U.S. Drug Enforcement Agents search for evidence outside the house 3533 Green Acre Way in Sebring on Thursday after a meth lab was discovered. Three people arrested By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING – The Guardian ad Litem program has once again begun its annual toy drive. Guardian volunteers and workers are currently beginning to collect toys, books, games and all other gifts to give out to children during the holidays. The Guardian program represents children that have been removed from parents or homes. “Our children have been removed due to abuse, neglect and abandonment,” said Juanita Masters, coordinator of the effort. The toy drive was created in order to bring a little bit of normalcy to the lives of these children by giving them a real Christmas. Guardian ad Litem works through the Children’s Advocacy Center office in Sebring. The program does not reveal to the children who has given them these gifts, instead giving the credit to the caregivers and family members that these children are living with at the present time. Masters and Lisa Falcon are the two women overseeing the toy drive this year. “Last year was a huge success,” Masters said. Falcon and Masters are looking forward to the next few weeks of dedicated volunteers and community givers to make this toy drive even more successful than before. Donations are not limited to a certain item; the Guardian ad Litem program accepts any unwrapped toys, games, books, or any other gift children may want to unwrap on Christmas day. Community businesses and organizations usually contribute the majority of donations to the toy drive, but individuals and families are more than welcome to give to the cause. Donations can be dropped off at the Children Advocacy Center, 1000 S. Highlands Ave. The GALalso has volunteers available to pick up donations at businesses or homes. For more information, contact Masters or Falcon at 402-6969. Guardian ad Litem seeks toys to help kids Our children have been removed due to abuse, neglect and abandonment.JUANITAMASTERS toy drive organizer Got something to buy,sell or trade? Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 20, 2011Page 3A Wells #1; 11.25"; 10.5"; Process color; -; 0 0 0 1 4 2 2 0 By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comSEBRING — Still high, but improving, Highlands County’s unemployment rate is declining slowly, according to Roger Hood, executive director for Heartland Workforce. Those claiming benefits decreased from 11.9 percent in September to 11.5 percent in October. Despite the double digits, Hood said that the decrease adds some hope to a stagnate economy. “Overall the tri-county (Highlands, Hardee, DeSoto) region’s unemployment rate has dropped from 12 percent in September to 11.5 percent for October, which is promising,” Hood said. Even though there is a downward trend, Hood doesn’t think that most Highlands County citizens are out of the woods yet. “To see a reduction instead of a gain in the unemployment rate is great, but out of a labor force of 54,733 for our region, there is still a reported 7,455 individuals that are unemployed. “Hopefully, local economic conditions will continue to improve and enough value-added jobs will be created that will allow those that are unemployment to once again become self-sufficient,” said Hood. The rate in October o f 2010 was 12.5 percent. On a statewide basis, Florida showed a .4 percen t decrease in claims from 10.6 percent in Septembe r to 10.1 percent in October. Nationally, the rate dropped from 8.8 percent in September to 8.5 percent in October. Although encouraging, Hood stated his staff would push forward to lower the numbers even more as the years comes to a close. “Heartland Workforce staff will continue to work with our partners, employers and job seekers to help get our citizens back to work,” he promised. Unemployment 11.5% in October By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK — Young Eddie Collier quietly paced up and down Avon Park Middle School commons. Asixth-grader, he is autistic, so pacing is a part of who he is. He is also an avid reader, fascinated with science. For example, this year he made a study of different species of ants in his backyard. He focused on what the different types of ants eat, how far they venture from their nests, and the amount of time they take to forage. His science teacher, Chris Stephan, was very impressed by Eddie’s deep interest and the careful attention to detail in his report. He noticed that as Eddie paced in the classroom, he was drawn again and again to the telescopes Stephan keeps there, silently checking out the different components. At the end of the last school year, to reward and encourage Eddie’s interest, Stephan was given permission by school administrators to loan him one the school telescopes over the summer. Eddie and his dad, Kevin Collier, began a study of the planet Jupiter. “Jupiter was on its closest approach,” Collier said. “We’d go out every night to see how it changed.” Stephan, a serious amateur astronomer who built a significant telescope of his own, couldn’t have been happier or more proud. Amember of the international group American Association of Variable Star Observers and the Citizen Sky Watch Project, Stephan wrote about his autistic student with an exceptional interest in science, telescopes and the stars. To his complete amazement, Gordon Myers, a fellow amateur astronomer, wrote to him offering to buy Eddie a telescope of his own. What amazed Stephen as much as the generosity of the $200 gift was that Myers lives in Hillsborough, Calif. Friday morning, Stephan presented the telescope to Eddie while his parents and school administrators watched. Stephan was as excited as Eddie, going over every component showing the boy how everything worked. It is computer driven with a motor, so the user only has to tell the instrument what he wants to see and it sights automatically. It can be operated manually as well, which Stephan said is the best way to learn the night sky. With a four-inch refracting lens, the Meade brand scope has an excellent range. Andromeda will stand out, Stephen told Eddie, and several galaxies, different colored stars, hundreds of amazing things. Eddie was silent, drinking it all in. The final amazement, Stephan said, was Myers’ response to Stephan’s message of thanks. “You’re the one making a difference in a young person’s life,” Stephen said Myers wrote. “I appreciate what you’re doing with your students.” As for Eddie, he stopped pacing and spoke for the first time. “Thank you,” he said. A teacher and a stranger help foster APMS students gift for exploration Opening the universe News-sun photo by Christopher Tuffley Avon Park Middle School science teacher Chris Stephan shows sixth-grader Eddie Collier how to work his new telescope. Eddie, who is autistic, received the $200 instrument as a gift from a benefactor in California. ORLANDO (AP) — An Orlando police officer has been arrested in an oxycodone sting while on duty. Police Chief Paul Rooney said Officer Jaime Bridges paid $40 for two pills that contained acetaminophen and oxycodone from a confidential informant Friday. The informant gave authorities a heads up earlier in the week that she was looking to buy. Bridges had just started her shift when she allegedly bought the pills. She was asked to return to the station and charged with purchasing oxycodone, official misconduct and receiving unlawful compensation fo r official behavior. Bridges is an 11-year-veteran. The Orlando Sentinel reported she worked in the drug uni t for about two years and knew the informant through her work. Bridges was relieved of duty with pay. Oralndo cop charged with buying oxycodone on duty

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Until the change, citizens could do this as long as they met certain deadlines, provided the content and supporting documentation to be presented, estimated the time that would be needed — there was a half-hour time limit — and specified a preferred action. Additional affidavits were required if the item involved charges against any individual. In other words, the citizen had to follow the same rules the district educators and leaders did. With the rule change, however, only the school superintendent and school board members may place items on the agenda, although there is still time set aside for the public to speak out at meetings directly. In our discussions of this change, we found ourselves conflicted. Our immediate reaction was negative — as a group we bristle at any action diminishing public input and participation in our governments. We have seen too many good people with power become arrogant, secretive, aloof, paternalistic and condescending. It is hard for us to be altogether trusting of elected officials in the long run. If freedom is to flourish it is important for all of us ordinary folk to speak up, and insist we be respected. The United States, however, and even Highlands County, have become too big for direct democracy to work effectively, which is why we have a representative system. Otherwise our boards, councils and institutions could become clogged through overuse, bringing necessary work to a standstill. We hate to say this, but just because a person fights the system, it doesn’t mean he or she is right. For every self-centered, half-baked, over-confident elected official, there is a self-centered, half-baked, over-confident private citizen. Members of the public, after all, can be just as stubborn, misguided, narrow minded, overly emotional, ignorant, scared or greedy as any member of a council, board or congress. And truthfully, not every public idea is a good one. For example, we here at the News-Sun support the humane treatment of animals, but don’t feel the creation of a constitutional amendment was exactly the best way to protect pregnant pigs. In the end it, comes down to checks and balances. As long as we continue to speak out at meetings, and as long as school board members and the school superintendent listen carefully and respond to our concerns, we believe the rule may not make a big difference. Page 4ANews-SunSunday, November 20, 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 Thursday is Thanksgiving. It is a time that we get together with those we care about and express our gratitude for the things we’ve been blessed with. It’s also a time we get together and eat. Alot. My friend Tina has referred to Thanksgiving as “The Annual Salute to American Gluttony.” She has a point. It seems that our modern celebration of the holiday centers around the meal, and how much of it we can consume. There’s a lot of good food that we shouldn’t have that graces our tables during this holiday season. And Thanksgiving is only the beginning. We are entering the holiday season, which is full of baked goodies and candies and all sorts of treats. This is on my mind a lot because I am trying to diet. Again. If good intentions counted for anything I’d be at my ideal weight by now. And it’s not that I don’t try. I can start off on a diet and be a good little girl and say “no” to temptation. But then temptation gets sneakier and finds its way past my defenses, and before I know it I am off the diet wagon and clueless as to how to get back on. Don has the nerve to set a good example for me. He is close to or at his ideal body weight and has self control I can only dream about. I don’t think temptation has given up on him but it sure has to work harder in his case then in mine. The diet I’m on resembles a low-carb diet in that I’m allowed little to no high-carb items. For some reason, chicken nuggets and onion rings are allowed, which is a good thing because otherwise I’d feel totally deprived. The diet says that potatoes and breads are a no-no for the most part. This is a problem for me because I happen to love both. And pasta. And pizza, which I haven’t had in ages. But, I realize I should be thankful in spite of what I can’t have. After all, I have plenty of food I can eat. And I am not going to starve to death any time soon. And on Thanksgivin g I can pretend I’m not on a diet and indulge in my favorites for the day – one day off the wagon won’t kill me and I promise to get back on by the weekend. Really. Being thankful might have kept a Wisconsin woman out of jail. Shanaya Edgell, 22, was arrested earlier this week and charged with disorderly conduct. Why? Because she couldn’t get a McDonald’s cheeseburger. Let me explain. Edgell and her boyfriend, a 40year-old named Darrell Page, had been at a bar drinking when she apparently got the munchies. She and Page drove to a McDonald’s at three o’clock in the morning for her to get a cheeseburger. Unfortunately for Edgell, the restaurant had already switched to its breakfast menu and was no longer serving cheeseburgers. She apparently got very upset at the news and she and Page drove away. After that, Edgell allegedly changed her mind and decided breakfast would be fine after all. She asked Page to drive her back. Page refused. Apparently this was the last straw for his girlfriend. According to police, she began hitting Page in the face and bit him on the arm. When Page pulled over, she jumped onto the hood of the car so he couldn’t leave her. Police arrived soon after. See what happens when you’re not thankful? Let’s all take a moment and count our blessings this Thanksgiving day. Know that you dear readers are one of mine. Thank you for reading. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail 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. Thankful for the food we eat Just because youre mad, doesnt mean youre right In October, The School Board of Highlands County unanimously voted to change its policy allowing the public opportunity to place items on regular meeting agendas. Lauras Look Laura Ware EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. Letters of local concern take priority. Send your letter to 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870; drop it off at the same address; fax 385-1954; or e-mail editor@newssun.com Letters are limited to two per month and a guest column can be submitted once every three months. Opinions expressed in letters or columns are solely the opinion of that author and not necessarily the opinion of the staff or editors of the News-Sun Shop local this holiday seasonEditor: During the holiday season we purchase gifts for family and friends. Let’s look around our own community and make a commitment to support our local businesses and organizations. Gift certificates to restaurants, nail salons, car services or tickets to future events always make wonderful gifts. Highlands County has an exceptional treasure on the shores of Lake Jackson in Sebring, Highlands Little Theatre. Many communities would love to have such a facility and we have it here in Highlands County. The year-round and seasonal residents need to support their neighbors and friends as they perform a variety of plays throughout the year. All of the actors and production staff are volunteers, giving hours of their time and energy to provide entertainment. This season offers musicals, comedy and drama. There is something for everyone. If you are not sure which play a friend would like to attend purchase a gift certificate and let the recipient choose. Let’s show our support for our own community and do our shopping locally this holiday season. Olivia Scott Avon ParkOur leadersEditor: I hope you saw the news where our president issued another executive order. I understand that makes nine since August. His jobs bill was full of earmarks which had nothing to do with jobs. The one presented by Congress had no earmarks and passed with support from both parties. He was contending that he couldn’t wait for Congress, his reason for the executive order. His real reason was to convince people that he was the only one trying to restore the economy. His greatest asset is his mouth, but after having control of both houses and doing nothing, I don’t think people will accept that line. What he’s really working for is being re-elected. He uses these executive orders to carry his point without any input from the rest of our elected leaders. He is manipulating the poor who are receiving welfare for their votes; trying to force the union on every employee from who he receives many dollars towards his campaign, trying to force amnesty to entice these illegals to vote for him and without God’s intervention, he’s apt to be re-elected; not because of his accomplishments, but because of his ignoring the law and using power that he shouldn’t be using for personal gain. ... Our president obstructs justice at our borders by denying the local law enforcement to do their job. I understand, he is now suing one. We have laws for a purpose; when the federal hinder the locals from enforcing the law, for any reason, but especially for the protection of its people, this is simply the lowest of the law. I’m sure most of us are sympathetic to the immigration problem, but again, we have laws to do this in a rational way, which are being ignored. We cannot take care of all these people. When you consider all the social, medical and other benefits they receive, you can understand how this is contributing greatly to our deficit. Of course, I realize that is only a small part of the equation. ... We all need to learn how to live within our means, expect a decent wage and realize when we demand more than a business can afford, the business will close and our job will no longer exist. Won’t you pray with me that we will seek God’s guidance, be obedient to His leadership and that He will grant us righteous leaders and give us wisdom to know how to vote. Willie Clyde (Toole) Cloud Sebring

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Speaker “Big” Brian Palmer from the Wildmen Ministries will bring the Men of Promise evening message “If I'd Love Him More” and a spiritual challenge.Leisure Lakes Homeowners meeting and holiday eventsLAKE PLACID — The Leisure Lakes Homeowners Association will meet on Monday at 10 a.m. in the Bishop Park meeting room on Lake June Road. The guest speaker will be Mike Owens from Progress Energy. Come early for coffee and doughnuts and meet your neighbors. New residents are encouraged to attend and join the Homeowners Association. Dues are $7 per year. Salvation Army needs volunteersSEBRING — The holidays are fast approaching and The Salvation Army needs volunteers to help with its various Thanksgiving and Christmas programs. Apublic Thanksgiving meal will be held at the Salvation Army Church, 120 N. Ridgewood Drive in Sebring, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday. ITis free of charge. If you’d like to attend the luncheon, stop by the office and pick up your tickets. Volunteers are needed to set up, serve and/or clean up or donations of prepared foods for the meal. Christmas Kettle bell ringers are also needed. Call the office (385-7548) to choose your favorite locations and times. You can also sort donated foods or conduct a food drive; sponsor an Angel Tree for your business, park or club; call in to sponsor a family or a child for their Christmas gifts; pick up stockings from the office to be stuffed with goodies by individuals or groups for children in your community; or help at the Toy Shop to prepare the final donations of gifts and food to be picked up by families for Santa’s arrival. Call to help with your favorites at 385-7548. The office is at 3135 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring.Shuffleboard tourney setSEBRING — The Sebring Recreation Club, located at 333 Pomegranate Ave., will host a mini-shuffleboard tournament at 1:15 p.m. today. Call 385-2966 for more information.Events at local lodges, postsAVON PARK – The public is invited to play bunco at the Highlands Shrine Club, 2604 SR 17 South on Tuesday, at 11:30 a.m. The event is open to new or experienced players; cost is $2 per person. Call 471-2425 for information. AVON PARK — American Legion Post 69 in Avon Park, will host the following events: Today Karaoke with Naomi starting at 4 p.m. For more information, call 453-4553. AVON PARK — The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 in Avon Park, will host the following events: Today NASCAR at 3 p.m. and football on our big screens. For more information, call 452-9853. LAKE PLACID — The American Legion Placid Post 25 located at 1490 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, will host the following events: Today Chrissy will entertain from 5-8 p.m. For more information, call 465-0975. LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will host the following events: Today NASCAR and football. Karaoke with Wild Bill (call for time). Monday WOTM meeting 7 p.m. For details, call 4650131. LAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Elks 2661, will host the following events: Monday BPOE Board meeting 7:30 p.m. Tuesday BPOE Initiation 7 p.m. For more information, call 465-2661. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 20, 2011Page 5A MARTIAL ARTS (pp); 3.639"; 3"; Black; ff main top right only; 0 0 0 1 3 4 7 0 DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; hospice (cornerstone), obit pg; 0 0 0 1 3 4 8 8 Stephenson Nelson ****; 7.444"; 5"; Black; obit page; 0 0 0 1 4 1 5 4 Continued from page 2A LAWRENCE LOWELL Lawrence Lee Lowell (Larry), 89, passed away Friday, Nov. 11, 2011 in Tallahassee. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, 2011 at Immanuel Baptist Church. Interment in the Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Fla., will take place at a later date. Anative of Dover, N.H. and former resident of Sebring Fla., Larry has resided in Tallahassee for the past several years. He retired from the U.S. Army as a master sergeant, having served honorably for more than 36 years, and was a World War II survivor. Beggs Funeral Home 3322 Apalachee Parkway Tallahassee, Fla. 32311 (850) 942-2929 Death noticesDonald Irvin Gavoni, 79, of Sebring died Nov. 17, 2011. Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements. Colleen Cynthia Jacobs 56, of Sebring, died on Nov. 18, 2011. Arrangements are being handled by StephensonNelson Funeral Home, Sebring. OBITUARIES COMMUNITYBRIEFS By EDDIE PELLS APNational WriterFirst Penn State. Now Syracuse. Concerned that allegations of sex abuse in two big college sports programs could trigger more cases around the country, universities are urging employees to reread their school’s reporting policies, while more closely scrutinizing the people who work in their athletic departments. Those reminders were circulating even as news of the scandals kept unfolding. On Friday, the NCAA notified Penn State it would investigate the school for lack of institutional control resulting from the child sex abuse allegations against Joe Paterno’s former assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky. The evening before, Syracuse placed basketball coach Jim Boeheim’s top assistant, Bernie Fine, on leave after old allegations resurfaced that he molested two former ballboys. Sandusky and Fine each have denied the accusations against them. In his letter to Penn State, NCAApresident Mark Emmert restated a message that schools have been receiving simply by watching the news. “It is critical that each campus and the NCAAas an Association re-examine how we constrain or encourage behaviors that lift up young people rather than making them victims,” Emmert wrote. Earlier this week at Michigan, president Mary Sue Coleman wrote an open letter to the university community reminding people to call 911 or the police department if they see a crime in progress. “This is a chance to remind one another that a community’s values are lived out in the actions of each of us as individuals,” she wrote. At St. John’s, athletic director Chris Monasch said the incidents offered a good opportunity to emphasize to staffers “that if there is an issue that’s inappropriate you have to deal with it immediately.” “Acover-up only makes it more severe,” Monasch said. “Certainly, we do background checks on the people we hire for summer camps and those types of things. We’re trying to take precautions, but I don’t know how you can prepare for some of those things.” At North Carolina State, athletic director Debbie Yow asks athletes to anonymously complete a thorough survey that includes a question asking if an athletic staff member ever engaged in inappropriate contact. “I think in this case it was something that was so new, a new type of allegation,” Yow said. “You’re used to someone saying players are gambling or there’s alcohol abuse or there was a fight in the parking deck or any number of things like that — an NCAAviolation, extra benefits. “The list is very long that we know about and we try to protect against. This was a new type of issue I don’t believe that was on the radar of athletics administrators.” John Burness, the former longtime vice president of public affairs at Duke, said there could be a “safety in numbers,” element for victims who keep details of their abuse quiet, but suddenly see a chance to seek justice. “I’m not surprised, nor would I be surprised, if we saw people coming forward now to make allegations,” Burness said. “Because it could be more comfortable to do so. That shouldn’t be discouraged. It should be encouraged. At the same time, we have to realize that every allegation is not necessarily true.” At a couple of smaller schools where sports aren’t as big a focus, leaders nevertheless used the latest episodes to put a sharper point on their reporting policies. “We all need an immediate reality check,” Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president R. Albert Mohler Jr., wrote in a letter first reported by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Presidents and chancellors aren’t the only ones getting involved. Earlier this week, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal issued an executive order requiring university employees to report sexual abuse or neglect to authorities within 24 hours of witnessing the offense. Penn St., Syracuse cases put other programs on guard MCT A child in the stands holds a sign supporting Joe Paterno during last weeks loss to Nebraska. Paterno was fired in the wake of a child sex abuse scandal at Penn State. By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING — Local author Alicia Macasaet Minor is thrilled about the publication of her first ever children’s book “My Hot Dog Pillow.” Minor has been a resident of Sebring for the past decade and makes her living as a caregiver at Family Tree Learning Center. “My Hot Dog Pillow” is Minor’s first publication and one she is proud to call hers. Minor has been writing since high school but never had a chance to pursue writing full time until now. “The reason I wrote it is because I am surrounded by children every day. Being with the children so much, they just inspired me,” Minor said. The book is more of a picture book telling a tale of a young girl and her pillow. “It’s like her security blanket and the picture book just tells you her day-to-day activities. She reveals things to her pillow,” Minor said. Minor is working to get the book in stores by Christmas. After four to six weeks o f intense marketing, Minor’s publishing company, Publish America, should have the book on the shelves and ready to be purchased. Minor’s book will be available in all major bookstores as well as on Amazon.com. She signed a contract with ebooks on Wednesday, allowing her publication to be sold on electronic books such as Kindle and Nook. Minor, a native of the Philippines, used her heritage as the stepping stone to create this delightful children’s tale. “Known as bolsters worldwide, hot dog pillows are common and popular among children and adults in Asian countries, particularly the Philippines,” Minor said. ‘”My Hot Dog Pillow” is geared for children ages 2 to 5, though Minor is sure tha t children and adults of all ages will enjoy and remember the book. Minor dedicated her book to all those children who own or who once owned a beloved hot dog pillow. Local author publishes first childrens book GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCEƒ

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Page 6ANews-SunSunday, November 20, 2011www.newssun.com HIGHLANDS INDEPENDENT BANK; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 11/13,20; 0 0 0 1 3 9 3 8 help of the Highlands County School District, brought a larger crowd into the airport to experience the event. “We were very fortunate that we were able to get into the schools and get flyers in there. The information we had at the schools let a lot of people know about the event,” Fisher said. The airport was filled with a dozen small model aircraft on the south end of the landing area and on the north, 30 trucks filled up the remaining space. The trucks were all from businesses or government agencies in Highlands County or surrounding areas. Some of the businesses represented on Saturday included the Sebring Fire Department, Habitat for Humanity, UPS, Progress Energy, the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office, the Florida Highway Patrol, and Choice Environmental. Each of the trucks were open and available to kids and the young at heart who wanted to see what it’s like to operate the heavy machinery and horns, sirens and bells could be heard all over the area The 12 aircraft also drew much attention. Children could be seen poking their little heads in and out of plane doors and gazing in wonder at the huge wings. Arguably the biggest hit was the Aeromed helicopter. Aeromed took center stage at the event allowing kid s to crawl into the back of the aircraft, pose for pictures, and ask paramedics all sorts of interesting questions. The annual event brought together youth and community for a day and allowed an opportunity to give to not just one, but two of Highlands County organizations. “The money raised doesn’t just go to us, it goes to the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) as well,” Fisher said. Continued from page 1A a standardized exam, like the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests, or end-ofcourse exams for those subj ects or grade levels not covered by the FCAT. The basic idea is that three years of a student’s test scores predict how he or she will do on the next test. “The difference between the predicted performance and the actual performance represents the value added by the teacher’s instruction,” Dr. Derrell Bryan told the NewsSun recently. Bryan is charged by the school board to oversee the transition to the new evaluation system. He explained the state developed a formula into which student data are plugged. The result is then plotted on a range — for instance, from -1 to +1. The lower the score the less effective the teacher, the higher the score the more effective the teacher. Bryan said, “There is a rationale (a movement to a national standard in a global economy), but we need to be doubly sure the method is reliable and equitable.” Bryan said there are serious concerns about the fairness of the system, or if it is even ready for implementation. For example, teachers will be judged by the system beginning in 2014, but most end-ofcourse exams — which must be standardized to have any usefulness — haven’t even been written. This means there will be no reliable data to plug into the formula in 2014 for most non-FCAT teachers District administrators, the school board and the teacher’s union still have important work to do, Bryan said. He pointed to groups, like elementary physical education teachers, who are brainstorming for solutions among themselves. “We need that kind of input,” he said. Highlands County is among the nine Florida school districts which have taken the lead in developing a new system, Bryan added, so it is ahead of the game. Continued from page 1A Teacher evaluation plan sparks worry News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Devin Hutchins, 7, of Avon Park is a serious truck enthusiast with a special attraction to the horn Saturday morning during the Rotary Club of Sebrings Touc a Truck, Touch a Plane event in Sebring. Touch a Truck, Touch a Plane draws larger crowd at new airport location SOUTHWESTRANCHES (AP) — In one of South Florida’s upscale, rural enclaves town leaders decided to bring in much of their money from an unusual business: a prison. Only the leaders of Southwest Ranches kept their plans quiet from residents for almost a decade, and the project has now ballooned into what would be among the federal government’s largest immigrant detention centers. Many residents finally caught wind of the idea this year, when U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement announced a tentative deal, and they’re angry. They’ve held protests at public meetings and contemplated whether to recall the mayor before his March election. They’ve also considered amending the town charter to make it easier to fire the city attorney pushing the deal. Upscale town in fight over immigrant prison

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 20, 2011Page 7A CHICANES; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 11/18,20; 0 0 0 1 4 0 9 1 NATIONAL NEWSPAPER PLACEMENT; 5.542"; 21.5"; Black plus three; process, ad #1 main rhp; 0 0 0 1 4 1 4 2 rows of trees would have to be removed from the right of way in several of the groves along the path, costing owner upwards towards $125,000 in revenues over the 25-year production life of a tree, according to Hartt. Additionally, Gavarrete informed landowners that a fence would have to be erected on the west side of the path to insure the safety of those using the 8-foot-wide concrete path. Driveways for both residential and commercial landowners would also have to be built to protect the path from heavy equipment crossing over. Commissioners have to address the cost of the proposed driveways and who will be responsible for paying for them at the meeting on Tuesday. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the Government Center in Sebring. Continued from page 1A sticking from his body. Doris Smith allegedly told a deputy at the scene “I couldn’t take care of him anymore.” Chester Smith reportedly had major hearing and vision losses. Chester Smith was found lying on his left side in the couple’s bed in the master bedroom, the reports states, and “three large kitchen knives, which were embedded past the hilt, were protruding from his exposed right side. Secondary stab wounds were observed from C. Smith’s neck as well as the right portion of his abdomen.” Both Smiths were transported to Florida Hospital in Lake Placid and were treated, but Chester Smith “succumbed to his wounds” and was pronounced dead. All told, the autopsy showed Chester Smith had received eight stab wounds, including three shallow “test” wounds in his back. The other five wounds were “deep penetrating stabbing injuries” that pierced organs and major arteries with a blade or blades that were “longer than 9 inches.” Four knives in total were used to kill Chester Smith, and the report shows that the wounds were consistent with someone “standing behind the victim on the floor.” Doris Smith stated there was no one in the house at the time of the murder. She remained hospitalized under the supervision of Highlands County Detention personnel until Nov. 3 when she was transferred from the hospital to the Highlands County Jail, the report states, where she remains in custody without bond. Continued from page 1A Path back on countys agenda Smith indicted for 1st-degree murder TALLAHASSEE (AP) — Florida regulators on Friday rejected requests for administrative hearings lodged by opponents of a new form of pari-mutuel gambling: quarter horse barrel racing. Two associations representing flat-track quarter horse racing interests contend the barrel racing facility in Gretna, just west of Tallahassee, is an attempt to bypass state racing regulations to get a card game room and possibly slot machines. The Department of Business and Professional Regulation said the associations lacked standing and failed to meet other legal requirements necessary to challenge racing dates that the agency has approved for Gretna Racing under its quarter horse racing license. Arequest for a hearing to challenge the addition of a card room at Gretna was rejected as premature because the department has not yet completed its background review of that proposal. Athird order also rejected as premature the groups’request for a hearing on racing dates for Hamilton Downs Horsetrack in Hamilton County, also in north Florida east of Tallahassee. Mike Barry, a lawyer for the Florida Quarter Horse Racing Association and Florida Quarter Horse Breeders & Owners Association, said the department’s orders are under review. One option is a court appeal. State dismisses barrel racing betting opponents petitions

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By HOPE YEN Associated PressWASHINGTON — The rolls of America’s oldest old are surging: Nearly 2 million now are 90 or over, nearly triple their numbers of just three decades ago. It’s not all good news. They’re more likely than the merely elderly to live in poverty and to have disabilities, creating a new challenge to already strained retiree income and health care programs. First-ever census data on the 90-plus population highlight America’s ever-increasing life spans, which are redefining what it means to be old. Joined by graying baby boomers, the oldest old are projected to increase from 1.9 million to 8.7 million by midcentury — making up 2 percent of the total U.S. population and one in 10 older Americans. That’s a big change from over a century ago, when fewer than 100,000 people reached 90. Demographers attribute the increases mostly to better nutrition and advances in medical care. Still, the longer life spans present additional risks for disabilities and chronic conditions such as arthritis, diabetes and Alzheimer’sdisease. “If I get stuck with something I can’t handle, I yell for the kids,” says Betty Mae Gutoski, 85, of Muskegon, Mich., who says she expects to live past 90. After all, her father lived to 98. The colon cancer survivor lives alone and says she is “comfortable,” getting occasional help with yard work from her son and grandson, who live next door. Gutoski said in a telephone interview that she maintains her health by leading a busy life — driving, grocery shopping once a week, sewing, visiting the senior center, volunteering and meeting her friends for lunch — but she acknowledges having some fears. “My big worry is becoming a burden on my family,” she said. Richard Suzman, director of behavioral and social research at the National Institute on Aging, which commissioned the report, said cases like Gutoski’s are increasingly common. Personal savings for retirement can sometimes be a problem, he said, if people don’t anticipate a longer life or one with some form of disability. An Associated PressLifeGoesStrong.com poll in June found that more than one in four adults expect to live to at least 90, including nearly half of those currently 65 or older. Amajority of adults also said they expected people in their generation to live longer than those in their parents’generation, with about 46 percent saying they expected a better quality of life in later years as well. “Akey issue for this population will be whether disability rates can be reduced,” Suzman said. “We’ve seen to some extent that disabilities can be reduced with lifestyle improvements, diet and exercise. But it becomes more important to find ways to delay, prevent or treat conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.” According to the report, the share of people 90-94 who report having some kind of impairment such as inability to do errands, visit a doctor’s office, climb stairs or bathe is 13 percentage points higher than those 85-89 — 82 percent versus 69 percent. Among those 95 and older, the disability rate climbs to 91 percent. Census figures show that smaller states had the highest shares of their older Americans who were at least 90. North Dakota led the list, with about 7 percent of its 65-plus population over 90. It was followed by Connecticut, Iowa and South Dakota. In absolute numbers, California, Florida and Texas led the nation in the 90-plus population, each with more than 130,000. Traditionally, the Census Bureau has followed established norms in breaking down age groups, such as under-18 to signify children or 65-plus to indicate seniors. Since the mid-1980s, the bureau often has released data on the 85-plus population, describing them as the “oldest old” — a term coined by Suzman. But some of those norms, at least culturally, may be shifting. Young people 18-29 more than ever are delaying their transition to work in the poor job market by pursuing advanced degrees or moving in with Mom and Dad. Older Americans, who are living longer and staying healthier than prior generations, are now more likely to work past 65. On Thursday, the Census Bureau said it was putting out its study of the 90-plus age group at NIA’s request in recognition of longer life expectancies, which are just over 78 for babies now being born. By the time a person reaches 65, Americans are generally expected to live close to 20 years longer, up from 12 years in 1930. At age 90, their expectancy is another five years. “Given its rapid growth, the 90-and-older population merits a closer look,” said Wan He, a Census Bureau demographer who wrote the report. “The older people get, the more resources they consume because of health care, and disability rates significantly increase. This creates demands for daily care, and for families the care burden increases dramatically.” The findings come as a special congressional committee struggles to meet a Nov. 23 deadline to cut more than $1 trillion from the federal deficit over 10 years. Major sticking points are proposals to increase tax revenue as well as trim Social Security and Medicare spending, such as by increasing the Medicare eligibility age. Other findings in the census report: —Among the 90-plus population, women outnumber men by a ratio of nearly 3 to 1. —Broken down by race and ethnicity, non-Hispanic whites made up the vast majority of the 90-plus population, at 88.1 percent. That’s compared to 7.6 percent who were black, 4 percent Hispanic and 2.2 percent Asian. —Most people who were 90 or older lived in households alone, about 37.3 percent. Some 37.1 percent lived in households with family or others, while about 23 percent stayed in nursing homes. About 3 percent lived in assisted living or other informal care facilities. —Those who were 90 or older had median income of $14,760, about half of it from Social Security. About 14.5 percent of the age group lived in poverty, compared to 9.6 percent for Americans who are 65-89. “As we look at these numbers, we see just how critically important programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security are, especially for the very old in America,” said David Certner, legislative policy director at AARP. “These are the people — mostly single elderly women — who can least afford a cut to their Social Security cost-of-living adjustment.” “Many more also will come to rely on Medicaid as the largest payer of longterm services and supports in our country,” he said. At the Misler Adult Day Center, a division of the Jewish Council on the Aging of Greater Washington in Rockville, Md., where seniors receive care and everyday assistance, more than a third are over 90. Physical, cognitive or emotional impairments are typical among the group but vary widely, with a 90-year-old functioning better than a 73year-old suffering from Parkinson’s disease. Carol Neustadt, a social worker at the center, said in many of the cases adult children are taking responsibility for the care of their elderly parents, and the financial and day-to-day demands can be stressful. “Being a caregiver for a person that is needing you 24 hours a day is very difficult and demanding,” she said. Online National Institute on Aging: http://www.nia.nih.gov/ Census Bureau: http://www.census.gov/ Page 8ANews-SunSunday, November 20, 2011www.newssun.com HOBBY HILL FLORIST; 3.639"; 7"; Black; main A H.L.R. Precious Metals; 0 0 0 0 1 4 1 3 7 GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 11/20/11; 0 0 0 1 4 1 4 8 The oldest old: Reaching 90 more likely than ever MCT More people are living past 90, but people who reach that benchmark are more likely tolive in poverty or have disabilities.

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 20, 2011Page 9A E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam p/u; 0 0 0 1 4 1 5 3 SFCC; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 5 steps to register PO089427; 0 0 0 1 4 1 5 6 CCrealty 3x10.5 00014209 BUSINESS/MONEY Each year, roughly onethird of American households itemize deductions on their federal income taxes. If you’re among that group, there are a several important actions you need to take by year’s end in order to take full advantage of available deductions. For example, by Dec. 31 you must pay for any uninsured medical expenses, state and local income and property taxes, and unreimbursed employee expenses you want to deduct from your 2011 taxes. You also need to decide how much to contribute to charitable organizations and either charge your credit/debit card or postmark a check by midnight on the final day of the year. Here are a few issues to keep in mind when choosing how you’ll make – and report – your charitable contributions: — Confirm the organization’s tax-exempt status. The IRS revoked the tax-exempt status of approximately 275,000 nonprofit organizations because they hadn’t filed annual reports for three consecutive years, as required by law. Although donations you may have made to those organizations prior to their being disqualified still count as taxdeductible, going forward, such organizations are no longer eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions unless they’re reinstated by the IRS. Go to www.irs.gov/charities to see if your donations are affected. — Charitable auction purchases and donations. If you buy an item at a charitable auction, you’re only allowed to claim a deduction for the amount you pay that’s above its fair market value, so be sure to get documentation from the organization (e.g., a catalog showing a good-faith estimate). On the other hand, if you donate an item for a charitable auction, you’re only allowed to claim your “tax basis” in the item – that is, the amount you originally paid for it, vs. its current fair market value. — IRAdistributions. For many, one of our tax code’s downfalls is that unless you itemize deductions you cannot reap tax advantages from your charitable contributions. However, an important exception is made for senior citizens, many of whom no longer carry a mortgage and thus don’t itemize deductions: People age 70ˆ or older may contribute up to $100,000 from their IRAs directly to charity and have it count toward their 2011 Required Minimum Distribution (RMD). Although the RMD contribution itself isn’t taxdeductible, the amount won’t be included in your adjusted gross income (AGI), thereby providing several potential tax benefits: Alower AGI could reduce taxes on your Social Security benefits. It could make you eligible for tax breaks that are tied to AGI. The contribution will lower your overall IRAbalance, which in turn reduces the size of future mandatory distributions. Choose wisely. Before making a donation or volunteering your time, make sure the non-profit organization is well-run. Ideally the organization applies at least 75 percent of contributions to programs that serve its beneficiaries, as opposed to spending them on salaries, advertising, fund-raising and other administrative expenses. The IRS’Tax Information for Contributors website (www.irs.gov/charities/contributors) website features a search engine for eligible organizations, information on reporting and substantiating charitable deductions and other helpful tips. Also, GuideStar’s website (www2.guidestar.org) features helpful questions to ask potential recipients and tips for choosing a charity. The personal rewards that come from donating your time and money to worthy causes certainly far exceed mere tax breaks, but still, it pays to know how the rules work in case you do qualify. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. Follow him on Twitter: www.twitter.com/PracticalMoney Tax deadline looms for charitable contributions Personal Finance Jason Alderman Special to the News-SunAVON PARK — “Starting Your Business” is a free seminar presented by the Small Business Development Center at USF. It will be held from 2-4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, at South Florida Community College Corporate and Continuing Education Room T05. It is designed for persons thinking of starting a small business or who have started a business and want to make sure they did it correctly. Licenses, marketing, entity selection, and business planning are among the items discussed. The seminar will be presented by David Noel, Certified Business Analyst with the SBDC. Seating is limited, so please call Noel at 863-784-7378 to reserve a seat in the seminar or for further information. This will be the final “Starting Your Business” seminar for 2011. Starting Your Business seminar set Special to the News-SunEach year during the week before Thanksgiving agricultural producers join with urban residents to celebrate their mutual relationships. Farm-City Week, a national observance, also emphasizes the importance of domestic agricultural production for our quality of life as well as the availability of a safe, abundant domestic food supply. Farmers and ranchers rely on essential partnerships with urban communities to supply, sell and deliver finished products across the country and around the world. Above all, consumer purchases sustain farm enterprise. Farm-City Week lasts through Nov. 24. Agricultural producers contribute more than food, fiber and renewable fuels. Good management of farm properties provides greenspace, maintains wildlife habitat, preserves freshwater recharge areas and controls invasive species. According to virtually all studies of property tax revenues and public services, rural dwellers help subsidize police and fire protection for urban residents. City residents receive far more than a dollar's worth of public services for every dollar they pay in property tax; rural residents received far less than a dollar’s worth of services for every dollar they pay. Floridians celebrating Farm-City Week Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876

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NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 03, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000996 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and RAYMOND MARK EDWARDS; JEANINE MARIE EDWARDS; QJG, LLC, A FLORID A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY; BANK OF AMERICA, NA; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court 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 1st day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE EAST 52 FEET OF THE EAST HALF OF THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBED PROPERTY: COMMENCING 400 FEET SOUTH OF THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF THE FRACTIONAL WEST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 26, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 29 EASST, FOR A POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE RUN NORTH 89 DEGREES 55 MINUTES WEST FOR A DISTANCE OF 208 FEET; THENCE RUN SOUTH TO THE TRUE MEANDER LINE OF LAKE JUNE-IN-WINTER; THENCE RUN IN A NORTHEASTERLY DIRECTION ALONG SAID TRUE MEANDER LINE OF SAID LAKE JUNE-IN-WINTER TO THE EAST LINE OF SAID FRACTIONAL WEST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 26, THENCE RUN NORTH ALONG THE EAST LINE OF THE AFORESAID WEST HALF OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SECTION 26, FOR A DISTANCE OF 185 FEET, MORE OR LESS, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 726 LAKE JUNE ROAD, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on November 4, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Cler k Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10062878 COUNTRY-SPECFNMA-R-UNASSIGNED-Team 2 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. November 13, 20, 2011IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: FC11-1032 DIVISION: FAMIL Y VIOLET L. WILLIAMS, Petitioner and DAN A. WILLIAMS, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Dan A. Williams Fort Stewart Army Base First Battalion, Forty-first Infantry, Building 631 Fort Stewart, Georgia 31314 YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Violet L. Williams, whose address is 336 E. Camphor Street, Avon Park, FL 33825, on or before December 15, 2011, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, before service on petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. Copies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file a Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the Clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: /s/ Robert W. Germaine, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Kathy Whitloc k Deputy Cler k November 13, 20, 27; December 4, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000825 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. JOHN H. BENDER JR., et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 03, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000825 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and JOHN H. BENDER JR.; PEGGY C. BENDER; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR BAC HOME LOANS SERVICING, L.P. F/K/A COUNTRYWIDE; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court 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 1st day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 43, BLOCK 26, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 2, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 48, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3908 URBINO 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 November 4, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10044431 NMNC-SPECFHLMC-R-UNASSIGNED-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. November 13, 20, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000520 FINANCIAL FREEDOM ACQUISITION LLC, Plantiff, vs. EUGENE SNOOK, AS TRUSTEE OF THE BRUCE S. SNOOK REVOCABLE TRUST DATED THE 22ND DAY OF JUNE 2005, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE BRUCE S. SNOOK REVOCABLE TRUST DATED THE 22ND DAY OF JUNE 2005 Last Known Address: Unknown Current Residence: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 3, BLOCK S, SPRING LAKE, VILLAGE II, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 43, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Marshall C. Watson, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before December 22, 2011 a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in THE NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863) 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 8th day of November, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk November 20, 27, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000068 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, vs. DANIEL K. SMITH A/K/A DANIEL KEITH SMITH, 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-000068 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC is the Plaintiff and DANIEL K. SMITH A/K/A DANIEL KEITH SMITH; SHANNON N. PRESCOTT A/K/A SHANNON NICOLE PRESCOTT A/K/A SHANNON SMITH; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court 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 7th day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 15 AND 16, IN BLOCK 201, OF LEISURE LAKES, SECTION THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 946 GARDENIA STREET, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on November 10, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10001572 CHASEDIRECT-CONV--Team 3 **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. November 20, 27, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 11-676 GCS SECTION NO. Civil MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION F/K/A MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION, Plaintiff, v. CHARLES D. SMYTH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CHARLES D. SMYTH; MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION F/K/A MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL CREDIT UNION; TENANT #1; TENANT #2; and ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose on the following real property in Highlands County, Florida: LOTS 21 AND 22, BLOCK 35, SEBRING LAKES UNIT 2C, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED AT PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 10, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Physical Address: 13304 W. Waterway Drive, Sebring, FL 33875-9672 has been filed against you in the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, Highlands County, Florida, and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses to the Complaint, if any, to Gregory A. Sanoba, Esq., 422 South Florida Avenue, Lakeland, Florida 33801, on or before December 16, 2011, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATE: November 7, 2011. BOB GERMAINE Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk November 13, 20, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001486 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. RUSSELL NOLAN A/K/A RUSSELL EUGENE NOLAN, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 03, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001486 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and RUSSELL NOLAN A/K/A RUSSELL EUGENE NOLAN; ANY AND 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; TENANT #1 N/K/A JASON MOLINE are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court 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 1st day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: A PORTION OF LOTS 1, 13, 14, 15 AND 16, OF BLOCK 428, SEBRING SUMMIT SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 62, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCE AT A POINT WHERE THE SOUTHERLY RIGHT OF LINE OF STATE ROAD 8 (NOW STATE ROAD 17) INTERSECTS THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF MYRTLE AVENUE, SAID POINT ALSO BEING THE NORTHEAST CORNER OF LOT 17, BLOCK 428, SEBRING SUMMIT SUBDIVISION; THENCE RUN SOUTH 0 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 34 SECONDS EAST ALONG THE WEST RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF MYRTLE AVENUE A DISTANCE OF 194.54 FEET FOR THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE CONTINUE SOUTH 0 DEGREES 00 MINUTES 34 SECONDS EAST ALONG SAID RIGHT OF LINE A DISTANCE OF 93.47 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 89 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 26 SECONDS WEST A DISTANCE OF 95.30 FEET; THENCE NORTH 17 DEGREES 13 MINUTES 02 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 71.16 FEET; THENCE NORTH 35 DEGREES 49 MINUTES 53 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 31.46 FEET; THENCE NORTH 89 DEGREES 59 MINUTES 26 SECONDS EAST A DISTANCE OF 55.80 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. A/K/A 1730 MYRTLE AVENUE, 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 November 4, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F09093006 NBNY-CONV--Team 2 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. November 13, 20, 2011 ment: LOT 272, OF BLUE HERON GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 15, PAGE 78, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 7182 GOLF CLUB 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 November 13, 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 F08103535 NBNY-CONV--Team 2 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. November 13, 20, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2008-CA-001611 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. INNOCENT CHINWEZE, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 02, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2008-CA-001611 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and INNOCENT CHINWEZE; THE UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF INNOCENT CHINWEZE; 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 30th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final JudgIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000511 DIVISION: PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. REYNA CALVO, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF ACTION To: REYNA CALVO Last Known Address: 120 Sharon Ave. Sebring, FL 33875-6513 Current Address: Unknown ANY AND 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 SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS Last Known Address: Unknown Current Address: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a mortgage on the following property in Highlands County, Florida: LOT 19, BLOCK 2, LAKE JOSEPHINE HEIGHTS 2ND ADDITION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 2, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 120 SHARON AVE., SEBRING, FL* 33872 has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses within 30 days after the first publication, if any, on Albertelli Law, Plaintiff's attorney, whose address is P.O. Box 23028, Tampa, FL 33623, and file the original with this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney, or immediately thereafter; otherwise, a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Complaint or petition. This notice shall be published once a week for two consecutive weeks in the News-Sun WITNESS my hand and the seal of this court on this 3rd day of November, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk November 13, 20, 2011 1050LegalsIN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282011CA000459AOOOXX FINANCIAL FREEDOM ACQUISITION LLC, Plantiff, vs. UNKNOWN HEIRS AND OR BENEFICIARIES OF THE ESTATE OF HOWARD I. USEMAN, et al, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: BOB USEMAN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 8856 Fordham Street, Fort Myers, FL 33907 A lso Attempted At: 2040 Beacon Manor Dive, Fort Myers, FL 33907 CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN DENNIS USEMAN LAST KNOWN ADDRESS: 4004 Yeager Drive, Great Lakes IL 60088 A lso Attempted At: 10009 West Nippersink Drive, Richmond, IL 60071 CURRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN UNKNOWN HEIRS AND OR BENEFICIARIES OF THE ESTATE OF HOWARD I. USEMAN Last Known Address: Unknown Current Residence: Unknown UNKNOWN CREDITORS OF THE ESTATE OF HOWA RD I. USEMAN Last Known Address: Unknown Current Residence: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property: LOT 9-A, OF CORMORANT POINT SUBDIVISION, A CCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13, PAGE 47, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Marshall C. Watson, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before December 23, 2011 a date which is within thirty (30) days after the first publication of this Notice in THE NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863) 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 10th day of November, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk November 20, 27, 2011 1050Legals 1000 AnnouncementsIN THECIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-001652 SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff, vs. WILLIAM SUEPPEL AKA WILLIAM L. SUEPPEL; SUNTRUST BANK; SYLVAN SHORES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; TAMMY SUEPPEL A/K/A TAMMY L. SUEPPEL; 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 31st day of August, 2011, and entered in Case No. 28-2009-CA-001652, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein SUNTRUST MORTGAGE, INC. is the Plaintiff and WILLIAM SUEPPEL A KA WILLIAM L. SUEPPEL; SUNTRUST BANK; SYLVAN SHORES HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.; TAMMY SUEPPEL A/K/A TAMMY L. SUEPPEL; 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 A VENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 2nd day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 68 OF SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES SECTION ``E'', ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE 33, 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 31st day of August, 2011. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. 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www.newssun.comNews-Sun Sunday, November 20, 2011Page 11 A Contact Usƒ By Phone (863) 385-6155 By Mail 2227 US Hwy 27S Sebring, FL 33870 By E-Mail www.newssun.com/contact/ IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 28-2009-CA-001820 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff(s), vs. HIRMATTIE BAKSH, et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on September 13, 2010 in Civil Case No. 28-2009-CA-001820, of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and HIRMATTIE BAKSH; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF HIRMATTIE BAKSH; AND UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION are Defendants. The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, at 11:00 A.M. on December 2, 2011, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 5 BLOCK 2, OF HIGHLANDS PARK ESTATES SECTION L, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 5, PAGE 72, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. Request a Notice of Lien Sale be published on the following listed units. James Dyer Misc Items Household Items Unit No. 17 178 Marina RV Drive Lake Placid, FL 33852 LIEN SALE WILL BE HELD: Date: Wednesday December, 7th 2011 Time: 10:00 AM Location: 1548 CR 621 East, Lake Placid, Fl. 33852 (Canevari Warehouse Rentals) Unit # 17 November 20, 27, 2011 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 9th day of November, 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 11th day of January, 2012, 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 10th day of November, 2011. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk November 20, 27, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION CASE NO. 08-1505-GCS VELOCITY HOLDINGS, LLC, a California limited liability company, Plaintiff, vs. OLIVET TAYLOR LONG and HAROLD LONG, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 16, 2011, entered in Civil Case No. 08-1505-GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Jury Selection Rm., Sebring, Florida 33870, at 11:00 a.m. on the 13th day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgment, to-wit: Lots 1 to 12, both inclusive and Lots 27, and 28, Block 26, TOWN OF DESOTO CITY, said subdivision plat also being referred to as DESOTO CITY SECOND SUBDIVISION, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page(s) 39, 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 16th day of November, 2011. BOB GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL) By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk November 20, 27, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA PROBATE DIVISION FILE NO. PC11-414 IN RE: ESTATE OF STEVEN PATRICK WOOD, Deceased. NOTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of STEVEN PATRICK WOOD, deceased, File Number PC11-414, is pending in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the address of which is 430 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, including unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated claims, 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 other persons having claims or demands against decedent's estate, including unmatured, contingent, or unliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER BARRED. The date of first publication of this Notice is November 20, 2011. Personal Representative: /s/ Amanda Knox Attorney for Personal Representative: /s/ Michael L. Keiber MICHAEL L. KEIBER, ESQUIRE Law Office of Michael L. Keiber, P.A. 129 South Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870 V. (863)385-5188 F. (863)471-1111 Florida Bar No. 620610 November 20, 27, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000312 PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION, Plaintiff, vs. SAMMY DAVID CURBELO, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 03, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000312 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein PHH MORTGAGE CORPORATION is the Plaintiff and SAMMY DAVID CURBELO; JULLY CURBELO; CASTLE CREDIT CORPORATION; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court 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 30th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 42, BLOCK 11, ORANGE BLOSSOM ESTATES, UNIT 6, A SUBDIVISION ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 35, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 5928 GOLDEN ROAD, SEBRING, FL 33875 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on November 4, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11014005 CENDANT-FHA-R-UNASSIGNED-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. November 13, 20, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000269 U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR-IN-INTEREST TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR MLMI 2005-A8, Plaintiff, vs. ANNA MENDEZ, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 03, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000269 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE, SUCCESSOR-IN-INTEREST TO WACHOVIA BANK, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR MLMI 2005-A8 is the Plaintiff and ANNA MENDEZ, JESUS MENDEZ; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court 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 30th day of November, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 513, OF SYLVAN SHORES ESTATES SECTION D, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 7, PAGE(S) 13, PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 1530 PINE TOP TERRACE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60) days after the sale WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on November 4, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11013970 CENDANT-CONV-R-UNASSIGNED-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. November 13, 20, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001085 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. ANN T. NICHOLS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 03, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-001085 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and ANN T. NICHOLS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court 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 1st day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 7, BLOCK 5, OF SEBRING HILLS SOUTH, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 93, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 324 PELICAN AVENUE, 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 November 4, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10066100 COUNTRY-CONV B/C-R-UNASSIGNED-Team 2 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. November 13, 20, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000231 WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, Plaintiff, vs. DOUGLAS L. ELFERS, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 03, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2011-CA-000231 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein WELLS FARGO BANK, NA is the Plaintiff and DOUGLAS L. ELFERS; JENNIFER A. GREEN; ANY AND 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 A N INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court 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 1st day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 78, ISTOKPOGA SHORES, UNIT NO. 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 49, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 235 SQUIRREL POINT, LORIDA, FL 33857 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 November 4, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F11010483 NMNC-SPECFHLMC-R-UNASSIGNED-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. November 13, 20, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 09001321GCS BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. MIKE THIBAUD, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated November 03, 2011 and entered in Case No. 09001321GCS of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. is the Plaintiff and MIKE THIBAUD; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court 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 1st day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: THE EAST 1/2 OF LOT 10, BLOCK 45, AVON PARK ESTATES, UNIT II, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 10, PAGES 22, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 2500 W. HAMPTON RD., AVON PARK, FL 33825 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 November 4, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10110206 COUNTRY-Conv--Team 2 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813) 251-4766, not later than seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay Service. November 13, 20, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001373 CENTRAL MORTGAGE COMPANY, Plaintiff, vs. A NA L. BAEZ A/K/A ANA BAEZ, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 29, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-001373 of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein CENTRAL MORTGAGE COMPANY is the Plaintiff and ANA L. BAEZ A/K/A A NA BAEZ; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE FOR CARRINGTON MORTGAGE SERVICES LLC; SUNSET POINTE ON DINNER LAKE OWNERS' ASSOCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 4th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT FORTY, OF SUNSET POINTE ON DINNER LAKE, A SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 55, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3038 CEDORA TERRACE, 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 August 30, 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 F10099332 CENTRAL-CONV-R-UNASSIGNED-Team 3 **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. November 20, 27, 2011 1050Legals

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Page 12ANews-Sun Sunday, November 20, 2011www.newssun.co m DUMMY 09 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00011623 CHECK YOUR AD Please check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes instructions over the phone are misunderstood and an error can occur. If this happens to you, please call us the first day y our ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. If We can assist you, please call us: 314-9876 News-Sun Classified A NYONE INTERESTEDin holding a Private Money Mortgage, totally secure first mortgage. Closing, my attorney or yours. All costs incl. From $17,500-$20,000, current market value of Real Estate, $55,000-$57,000. Mortgage note to $17,500-$20,000. 15 yr. & 5.5-6% interest. Call 863-453-2680 1100Announcements***************************************** 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.: 28-2010-CA-001307 DIVISION: BANKUNITED, Plaintiff, vs. DEIRDRE K. LEXOW A/K/A DEIRDRE KERI LEXOW, et al, Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN Pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated November 3, 2011, and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-001307 of the Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida in which Bank United, is the Plaintiff and Deirdre K. Lexow a/k/a Deirdre Keri Lexow, Ryan Porter Lexow, ANY AND 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 A N INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR OTHER CLAIMANTS are the defendants, I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash in/on the Jury Assembly Room in the basement, Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33870, Highlands County, Florida at 11:00 AM on the 2nd day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment of Foreclosure: LOT 8, OF TYSON LAKE FRONT PARK LOTS, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 52, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A /K/A 147 ALDERMAN DRIVE, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852-6962 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 in Highlands County, Florida this 4th day of November, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court Highlands County, Florida By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk November 13, 20, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 09001399GCS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1, Plaintiff(s), vs. STACEY KOWALSKI; et al., Defendant(s). NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment. Final Judgment was awarded on September 30, 2010 in Civil Case No. 09001399GCS, of the Circuit Court of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1 is the Plaintiff and STACEY KOWALSKI; AND UNKNOWN TENANTS IN POSSESSION are Defendants. The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE A VENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, at 11:00 A.M. on December 13, 2011, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 5 BLOCK 5, GOLFVIEW ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 94, 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on November 16, 2011. CLERK OF THE COURT /s/ Annette E. Daff By: Robert W. Germaine Deputy Clerk November 20, 27, 2011 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on November 4, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk November 13, 20, 2011 1050Legals FIND A SWEETHEART OF A DEAL! Search the News-Sun classifieds every Sunday, Wednesday and Friday.

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Accommodations for 2 yrs if payment plan approved. $120,000.00. 917-216-8379 8400RecreationalVehicles 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 & SuppliesCRAFTSMAN 30"Riding Lawn Mower / Mulcher Hydrostatic Drive. $700 863-699-0352 7400Lawn & GardenTHE SEB.CHRISTMAS COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE for ARTISANS & CRAFTERS is Saturday, Dec. 3rd 2011 on the SIDEWALKS at the CIRCLE DOWNTOWN See application www.destinationdowntownsebring.com 7320Garage &Yard Sales WEST BENDELEC. SKILLET $8 Call 863-452-0903. GOLF BAG& CLUBS / Ladies. $35. 863-385-3459 EXT. LADDERAlum. 8'. $10 Call 863-452-0903 DOUBLE SINK,Stainless Steel. $30 Call 863-453-3104 CARPET CLEANERBissell Power Steamer. Only used twice. $95 Call 863-453-3104 AXE 31/2 pound, single bit, fiberglass handle. $5. 863-699-0352 7310Bargain BuysSHOP CLOSINGEquipment for Sale! Display cases, hair dryers, sink, hydraulic chair & supplies. Would prefer to sell everything for $600, however I will separate. Call 863-471-1452. 7280Office & BusinessEquipment 7180Furniture WASHER &GAS DRYER on pedestal. Kenmore Elite Smart Wash High Efficiency. 90wash cycles & 9 dry cycles. $900 or trade for small dependable car. SORRY SOLD!! KITCHEN FORSALE! Electric Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator all white. Asking $1500 obo. Call 517-902-6175 7040Appliances 7000 MerchandiseSEBRING 640Park St. 6400 sq ft, $1600/mo: A/C, office, BA, 8 overhead doors, 3 phase electric, fenced yard, near Sebring Parkway. Call Chip Boring 863-385-0077 or Cell 863-381-1298 6750Commercial RentalBEAUTIFUL ONLAKE ISTOKPOGA. 1BR, 1BA. Fully furnished, incl. W/D, private drive and entry, private dock and boat ramp, fish cleaning station w/elec. & water. Central A/C, Direct TV. $1200 mo. (3 mo. min). Call 863-414-5276 or 863-835-0535 6320Seasonal Property SEBRING -LAKEWOOD AREA 2 BR/, 2BA/ New Wood Floors, screened rear porch, utility room. Small pet ok, fenced yard. $575 mo./ $500 sec,/1 yr lease 863-835-1196 or 863-382-8950 PLACID LAKES3/2 full baths. New House $750/mo. + $750 dep. Beautiful views, quiet & nice. All tile & new appl. 305-926-7987 LAKE PLACID3/2 Gem w/pool on Lake Carrie. 1500 sq. ft. w/large pool deck, central A/C, 2 car garage, dock and boathouse. Annual lease incl. pool, lawn and water treatment. $1150/mo. First, last & security. Non smoker please. Avail. 12/1. Call 954-481-8095 LAKE PLACID2/1 Behind Wendy's. Recently remodeled. Available Nov. 1st. $550 + $25 for water. $500 Security. Call 863-465-1354 LAKE PLACIDSylvan Shores Newer / Nice 2BR, 2BA, Screened room, Garage, Very Clean. Non Smoker. $695 monthly 863-441-2844 or 863-465-3838 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 SEBRING -DINNER LAKE AREA 1BR, 1BA Apartments for Rent. $395/mo. Includes water. Large rooms, fresh paint & tile floors. Call Gary Johnson @ 863-381-1861 BEAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING 2BR, 1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping, building 5 yrs. new. Pets OK. $595 month. Medical Way. 863-446-1822 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 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsSEBRING LOVELY,Newly painted & furnished 1BR on Lakefront Estate. No Pets or smokers. Utilities & cable included $500/mo 863-655-1068 6150FurnishedApartmentsSEBRING DUPLEX,2/1 large living room, w/washer, dryer & shed. $575 mo. plus $575 Security. Call 863-385-2613 6050Duplexes for Rent 6000 RentalsSEBRING NICELYFurnished 2/2. Split bedroom plan. 4 6 month seasonal or longer. Located off of Thunderbird Rd. No pets. Room for car & boat parking. Cable, internet incl. Call 863-414-1450 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent PALM HARBORHOMES 4/2 From 499 Mo Loaded 3/2 From 399 Mo Loaded Homes on Your Lot 0 Down 800-622-2832 EXT 210 AVON PARK**PICTURE THIS** Furnished 2BR, 2BA, ( Own Land ) Renovated / Painted / New Laminate & All New Carpets. Be Rent Free! Don't Miss This One! 863-453-4338 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 WantedLAKE PLACID2/2 on corner lot. Water Access. Lots of tile. Cathedral Ceilings in living & dining area. Assoc. fees only $30 monthly. Boat space rental only $10 monthly. $129,900 Call 772-321-4984 4100Homes for SaleLake Placid 4000 Real Estate 3000 Financial TELEVISION TECHMust have one year experience. Pay depending on experience. Contact Musselman's Appliances and TV. Email resume: mussappl@earthlink.net 863-386-0898 TEACHERS NEEDEDFor 2-3 yr. old. Class at a Christian Private School (FT). Call 863-443-2344 SUNSHINE PAYDAY LOANS Full time office position Must be organized & responsible. Cash handling experience a plus Fax Resumes to: 863-453-6138 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 SEBRING -Mature Male, with references, drivers license and car, to care for older son who cannot drive. A companion that likes cards, play pool, movie, etc. Someone with fishing gear & boat a plus. For more info. Call 863-655-1068 OUTSIDE SALES If you have sold lawn care, magazines, cable, insurance, newspapers, or have done any outside sales. One of the easiest sales you will ever make. $15-30 hr. possible part time & full time Ed. 352-217-9937 MEDICAL OFFICEMANAGER Exp. Only with references. Willingness to work varied hours. Responsible team player who can preform all aspects of practice. Fax resume to 863-299-4352. MEDIA ADVERTISING MULTI-MEDIA ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE We are a Sebring Florida Newspaper is accepting resumes for a qualified OutsideSales Representative that values teamwork and has a desire to succeed. The successful candidate must have at least 6 months to 1 year sales experience. Is highlymotivated and enjoys building client relationships, not afraid to ask for a sale, professional, enthusiastic, and exhibit a high level of integrity. This position is the perfect choice for anyone loving to sell a product you believe in. We offer base salary plus commission; excellent benefits to include medical, dental, life, 401k and more; paid time off; and training. Send reply to Adsalesjobs@newssun.com 2227 US 27th South Sebring, Florida 33870 EOE MATH INSTRUCTORS-PTpositions to teach college credit & developmental math (daytime & evening classes). Bachelor's degree in math or related field req. for developmental, Master's for college credit. Open until filled. Visit http://sfcc.interviewexchange.com for details. 863-784-7132. EA/EO. 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 Adsalessjobs@newssun.com 2227U S 27 South Sebring Fl. 33870 EOE PART TIMEHELP Computer Literate, Must know how to measure, use ruler and add fractions. Smiling, Customer Friendly attitude. Hours are flexible and must be available to work Saturdays. Mail resumes to: Reply Box 111, The News-Sun, 2227 U.S, 27 S. Sebring, Fl, 33870 LPN'S -ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY Full Time & Part Time, Apply at Crown Pointe, 5005 Sun N' Lake Blvd., Sebring, Fl. 33872 2100Help Wanted 2100Help Wanted ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT-Highlands Ethanol, LLC is searching for a full time Administrative Assistant for its growing agricultural operation. This position will be responsible for providing administrative support, coordinate, meetings, schedules, events, order supplies, copying, filing, and will coordinate and assist in preparing power point presentations, spreadsheets, and reports for our rapidly growing operation. Associates degree required, must have high level of proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook. Experience in agricultural operations highly recommended. Fluent Spanish and /or Creole preferred. Excel salary and benefit package. Please apply in person at Heartland Workforce office or email resume to: HRJobs@vercipia.com EOE KITCHEN ASSISTANTPart Time for Assisted Living Facility, must have basic cooking abilities, exp. preferred. Apply in person at Crown Pointe, 5005 Sun N' Lake Blvd., Sebring, Fl 33872 November 28, as follows: Online application is available at: www.andersonsinc.com Email resume to: careers@andersonsinc.com Mail resume to: The Andersons Inc. Attn: AF/Human Resources P.O. Box 119 Maumee, OH 43537 Drop off resume at: The Andersons Inc. 211 S.R. 70 West Lake Placid, Fl 33852 EOE 2100Help WantedMAINTENANCE WORKER THE ANDERSONS, INC. The Andersons, Inc has an opportunity for a Maintenance Worker position based in our Lake Placid, Florida facility. This position is responsible performing a variety of maintenance, fabrication and operations tasks, including but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic troubleshooting and repair of production equipment. Qualified applicants will possess: o High school diploma or GED; further technical training preferred. o 2 or more years experience with troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of production equipment and machinery. o General mechanical, welding and heavy equipment repair skills. o Good customer service and verbal communication skills. o Ability to lift 50-100 pounds periodically and to work at heights of 40 feet. The Andersons, Inc supports a drug free workplace and administers pre-employment drug testing. This is a full-time position with an attractive benefits package. Please submit resume and/or application, no later than 2100Help Wanted 2000 EmploymentAd Partners 1x4.5 Ad# 00013643Northgate/ High Pointe 1x3 Ad# 00013639AP Housing 1x3 Ad# 00013745 AP Housing 1x3 Ad# 00014122Having something to sell and not advertising is like winking in the dark. You know what youre doing, but no one else does. Call News-Sun classifieds today! 314-9876

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By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING – “I’m kind of scared to say it,” Sebring girls basketball coach Mike Lee said after Friday’s 42-37 win over visiting Dixie Hollins. “But we’re 3-0.” Not that he lacks confidence in his assembled squad, but having lost Shannon Williams to graduation after last season, Lee knew coming in that the Lady Streaks were a young, untested and inexperienced group at the varsity level. Though he also sees the positives. “We’ve got some talent here,” Lee said. “We’ve got some good athletes, good players and they are very coachable. They listen and learn.” As an example, Friday’s first half saw Hollins’ guard Meagan Thomas emerge as a potent threat, scoring 13 of her teams’20 points. “At halftime we talked about a defense we haven’ t run in a couple of years,” SPORTS B SECTION Inside This Section Shelton, Coyne at State . . .4B Prep Football Scores . . .4B MLB on verge of labor deal . .4B News-Sun Sunday, November 20, 2011 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Estebinson Joseph maneuvers around this McKeel defender and would score his second first-half goal moments later in Sebrings 6-0 win over the Tigers Thursday night. News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Shalontay Rose drives in from the left side Friday night in Sebrings 42-37 win over visiting Dixie Hollins. Lady Streaks take three for the week See WIN, Page 3B By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING – Looking to bounce back from their lone loss of this early season, the Blue Streak boys soccer team did that, and then some, in Thursday’s 6-0 mauling of McKeel. Having won their opening two matches over county rivals Lake Placid and Avon Park, Sebring found its’first venture out of the county a bit rougher with a 3-0 loss at Clewiston Monday. Back at home Thursday against the visiting Wildcats, there was little doubt from the get-go who was in control as the ball was consistently on the McKeel side of the field. And it was at the 10:50 mark that Josh Bowyer got the Streaks on the board. Less than 10 minutes later, it was Estebinson Joseph’s turn, booting one into the back of the net for a 2-0 lead. Joseph made it a daily double at 34:10 as he maneuvered in front of the goal, faked left and brought it back to his right while a Wildcat defender was left looking for his cleats. Joseph then slipped it past the goal keeper and it was a 3-0 lead at the half. Riley Watson got into the scoring column at the 54:40 mark to make it 4-0 and just over eight minutes later, Santiago Hernandez knocked one in for a 5-0 lead. Bowyer then finished what he started, netting his second goal of the game with less than two minutes left to cap off the scoring. Now 3-1, the Streaks are off this holiday week before returning to action on Tuesday, Nov. 29, with a visit to Firemen’s Field by Lake Wales. The team then travels to Winter Haven Thursday, Dec. 1 and welcomes Hardee Friday, Dec. 2. Sebring soccer whips Wildcats Sebring6McKeel0 Sebring42Hollins37 News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Marcus Dewberry goes up for two of his team-high 18 points in Avon Parks 76-46 win over South Lake to wrap up the Bill Jarrett Tip-Off Tournament Friday night. Courtesy photo Her time was off a bit at the Class 3A State Cross Country Finals but Sebrings Taylor Tubbs still finished in the top one-third. By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comThe field was big and fast at the Class 3AState Finals Saturday morning, though Sebring’s Taylor Tubbs running on familiar ground. It was just a few weeks prior that the Blue Streak junior had set her personal best time of 19:30 along the course of the Little Everglades Ranch in Dade City. And it was back on this course Tubbs found herself in this ultimate race. “They said that class 3Awas the toughest field at state,” Sebring girls cross country coach Krista Schult said. “It was a very fast field and one of the bigger meets she’s been in. It was also one of the few times that she was running with a lot of people in front of her.” Understandable, considering the mass of 186 runners. “At the start, I was really calm, t he calm before the storm,” Tubbs said. “Then I was running and looked to my left and just saw this huge group of girls going so fast that I just started giggling. I’m not used to 10 girls flying past me and not being able to catch up. That was mentally exhausting and depressing.” And though she would fall short o f Tubbs in top third at State See TUBBS, Page 4B By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK — The Red Devils swept the Bill Jarrett Tip-Off Tournament in Avon Park this week, and played like it was already mid-season. The Devils took command with a 90-72 victory over Windermere Prep in the first round on Thursday and rolled to a 76-46 win over Groveland’s South Lake Eagles Friday night. “We are playing like a team early on,” said Avon Park’s head coach Luther Clemons on Friday. “We were kind of off, but we did a better job tonight balancing out scoring. We have some things to work on, but we are off to a very good start.” Returning starters Reggie Baker and Marcus Dewberry led the Devil charge both nights. Baker netted 14 points against South Lake and 28 points against Windermere Prep while Dewberry snagged 18 points against South Lake and 27 points the night before. “We are looking good so far, but we were a little frustrated tonight, and I don’t know why,” Clemons said. “We did well last night and a couple of guys had some great scores, and I think they we hoping for a something more.” The Devils play host to county-rival Sebring Tuesday before the holiday break has them off until a Thursday, Dec. 1 away game at Lakeland Kathleen and a Saturday, Dec. 3 road game at Bishop Moore.Dragons have tougher timeLake Placid struggled in Friday’s finale of the Bill Jarrett Tip-Off Tournament, losing 76-26 against Windermere Prep.. ‘We are a pretty young team this year,” said Lake Red Devils take Tip-Off Avon Park76South Lake46 See LP, Page 3B ‘ We are playing like a team early on. ’LUTHER CLEMONS Avon Park head coach By DAN HOEHNE daniel.hoehne@newssun.comThe Lake Placid ladies of the soccer pitch kept their unblemished record intact with a 3-0 win over visiting LaBelle Friday night, following Thursday’s 5-2 win at Hardee. After a season-opening 1-0 win over Sebring, the Lady Dragons fought to a 2-2 tie with Clewiston before running off wins against Moore Haven and Avon Park before these last two to bring their season record to 5-0-1. The Lake Placid boys, however, fell 2-0 at Hardee Thursday night, dropping them to 1-3 on the season, though 1-1 and in the thick of things in district play. Both squads are off this coming week and return to their respective pitches Tuesday, Nov. 29, with the boys at Frostproof and the girls hosting the Lady Bulldogs. Lady Dragons continue to roll By HOWARD FENDRICH Associated PressThe NBA’s lockout came swiftly on the heels of the NFL’s, and there is one significant difference: Pro football lost one exhibition game. The NBAwill have a shortened regular season — if one is played at all. Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and others sued the NBAthis week. That could lead to a lengthy legal process or — as happened with the NFL— could bring the sides back to negotiations. Jeffrey Kessler, a lawyer for players in both sports, says: “Hopefully a settlement can be reached ... and the season can be saved.” Gabe Feldman, director of the Sports Law program at Tulane notes NBAowners and players “know the litigation can’t play all the way through in time to save this season — or maybe even next season.” Unlike NFL lockout, NBAs truly jeopardizes season

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Flag FootballSEBRING – The Highlands County Family YMCAis currently conducting a sign-up for Adult Flag Football ages 16and-up. Aminimum of five players and a maximum of twelve players per team. Any questions call 382-9622Florida 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. 2 6 Activity: Day Hike, approx. 7 miles Location: Tenoroc Fish Management 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 insect protection. Contact: Monika at 858-3106 for meetup time and other details. Elks Hoop ShootSEBRING — The Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 is sponsoring the Elks National “Hoop Shoot” Free Throw contest, open to all boys and girls, ages eight to 13. All eligible students in public and private schools in Sebring and Avon Park are invited to participate in this contest. Finalists in this contest will advance to a District contest with the possibility of further competing at State level. This Elks nationwide sanctioned program gives youngsters and opportunity for spirited competition and relationships with their peers. This year’s contest will be held at HillGustat Middle School at 9 a.m., on Saturday, Dec. 3. Registration begins at 8 a.m. Abirth certificate is required. Information is also available at the elementary and middle schools. For more information call Bob Marks, Chairman of the event, at 655-0474.Royal Palms lunch benefitLAKE PLACID – Hot dogs, hamburgers, cheeseburgers and sausage sandwiches will be featured at a food sale Saturday, Nov. 26, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in front of Lake Placid “Do It Best” Quality Hardware in the Winn Dixie Plaza, Lake Placid. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit the Youth Bowlers Scholarship Program, in which over 50 youth bowlers are currently involved. So bring your family and friends and come buy lunch from the youth bowlers of Royal Palms in Lake Placid.Turkey Trot 5KSEBRING – The 19th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk is set for Thursday, Nov. 24, at Highlands Hammock State Park at 8 a.m. The annual run to celebrate the national holiday will feature overall male and female awards, age group awards in 5year age divisions, choice of cotton or technical tee shirts, and plenty of ice-cold drinks and other refreshments for runners. Entry fee is $15 through November 12 for cotton or $20 dri-fit and $20 postmark after November 16 and race day with no shirt. Tee shirts guaranteed to only those who pre-register so sign up early! Special Kids rate of $10 for those 14 and under with no shirt at this cost. Visit friendsofhighlandshammock.org to request an application. You may mail your checks made payable to Friends of Highlands Hammock State Park, along with the signed application, to Turkey Trot 5K, 5931 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL33872.Doty MemorialSEBRING – Play golf, help the kids! The 20th annual Brad Doty Memorial Children’s Christmas Golf Classic will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, at Sun N’Lakes Golf and Country Club. Format will be four-man scramble, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Entry Fee is $60, which includes greens fee and cart, lunch and beverages on and off the course. There will also be a raffle and doo r prizes, range balls and lots of fun. Alan Jay and Cohan Radio Group will provide the Hole-in-One prize. The field will be flighted according to total team handicap. Hole sponsorship donations are available for $100. The Tournament benefits The Champion for Children Foundation. They will be helping less fortunate, local children who need the help of others during the Christmas season and throughout the year. For additional information call Kip Doty at 446-4008 or Andy Kesling at 3854830 ext.1.Holiday Baseball CampAVONPARK – SFCC Baseball will be holding its 14th Annual Holiday Baseball Camp Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 19-21, for players aged 5-14. Cost of the camp is $75 with SFCC head coach Rick Hitt serving as camp director and assistant coach Andy Polk and current and former Panther players will assist campers. There will also be a special appearance by one or more former SFCC players tha t have made it to the Major Leagues. Register at www.southflorida.edu; click on camps, or call 863 784-7035. Pre-registration is encouraged and walk-up registrations are accepted. Registration and check-in each day from 8:30-9 a.m. Instruction, drills, baseball trivia an d games daily from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All campers receive camp T-shirt Awards day is Wednesday, Dec. 21. Sebring Senior SoftballSEBRING Asenior 70-and-over softball league will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 10. Interested players must have been born in 1943 or before. It will be a drafted league. Games will be played at the Highlands County Sports Complex on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 10 a.m. All interested softball players should contact Harry Bell at 382-0452 or see him at the Sports Complex on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.Santa Paws 5KSEBRING – The Santa Paws Holiday 5K Race and 1-Mile Pet Walk, benefitting the Humane Society of Highlands County, will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 at Highlands Hammock State Park. The 5K begins at 8 a.m., the Pet Walk a t 8:30 a.m. Entry fee for the 5K is $15 before race day, $20 on race day, and $10 for an individual in the Pet Walk, $20 for a family o f up to four people. Entry forms can be found on the Human Society’s Facebook page and at the Humane Society at 7321 Haywood Taylo r Blvd., Sebring. All participants will receive a T-shir t and awards will be given. For more information, call the shelter at 655-1522. AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA New England630.667259200 Buffalo540.556229218 N.Y. Jets550.500228217 Miami270.222158178 South WLTPctPFPA Houston730.700273166 Tennessee540.556186172 Jacksonville360.333115166 Indianapolis0100.000131300 North WLTPctPFPA Pittsburgh730.700220179 Baltimore630.667225152 Cincinnati630.667212164 Cleveland360.333131183 West WLTPctPFPA Oakland540.556208233 Denver550.500205247 San Diego450.444216228 Kansas City450.444141218NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA N.Y. Giants630.667218211 Dallas540.556223182 Philadelphia360.333220203 Washington360.333136178 South WLTPctPFPA New Orleans730.700313228 Atlanta540.556212196 Tampa Bay450.444156233 Carolina270.222190237 North WLTPctPFPA Green Bay9001.000320186 Detroit630.667252184 Chicago630.667237187 Minnesota270.222179244 West WLTPctPFPA San Francisco810.889233138 Seattle360.333144202 Arizona360.333183213 St. Louis270.222113223 ___ Thursdays Game Denver 17, N.Y. Jets 13 Sundays Games Tampa Bay at Green Bay, 1 p.m. Oakland at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Carolina at Detroit, 1 p.m. Dallas at Washington, 1 p.m. Jacksonville at Cleveland, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Buffalo at Miami, 1 p.m. Arizona at San Francisco, 4:05 p.m. Seattle at St. Louis, 4:05 p.m. San Diego at Chicago, 4:15 p.m. Tennessee at Atlanta, 4:15 p.m. Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants, 8:20 p.m. Open: Houston, Indianapolis, New Orleans, Pittsburgh Mondays Game Kansas City at New England, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 24 Green Bay at Detroit, 12:30 p.m. Miami at Dallas, 4:15 p.m. San Francisco at Baltimore, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27 Arizona at St. Louis, 1 p.m. Tampa Bay at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Cleveland at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Buffalo at N.Y. Jets, 1 p.m. Houston at Jacksonville, 1 p.m. Carolina at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Minnesota at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Chicago at Oakland, 4:05 p.m. Washington at Seattle, 4:05 p.m. Denver at San Diego, 4:15 p.m. New England at Philadelphia, 4:15 p.m. Pittsburgh at Kansas City, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 N.Y. Giants at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSAFC PASSING AttCompYdsTDInt Brady, NE360 238 1303 2310 Schaub, HOU2921782479 156 Rthlsbrgr, PIT3542242877169 Hsslbeck, TEN312193 223314 7 Ftzpatrick, BUF291190 2076 1612 NFCPASSING AttCompYdsTDInt Rodgers, GB2651922619243 Brees, NOR42229933262311 Romo, DAL309200 2508 167 Manning, NYG320 2022688178 A. Smith, SF236151 1709 11 3 AFCRUSHING AttYardsAvgTD F. Jackson, BUF1639175.66 Jns-Drew, JAC1918544.54 A. Foster, HOU1717404.36 Be. Tate, HOU1226865.63 McGahee, DEN1276405.03 NFCRUSHING AttYardsAvgTD L. McCoy, PHL1659065.510 Forte, CHI1668695.23 Peterson, MIN1667954.89 M. Turner, ATL1797884.47 Gore, SF1657824.75 AFCRECEIVING NoYds Avg LongTD Welker, NE72100614.099t6 Wallace, PIT5392217.495t6 Marshall, MIA5374214.0462 Grnkwski, NE5270913.6308 R. Rice, BAL4647010.2522 NFCRECEIVING NoYdsAvgLongTD Graham, NOR6287314.1596 Sproles, NOR60 4487.5363 Johnson, DET5488516.473t11 St. Smith, CAR5195118.677t4 Witten, DAL4958511.9644 AFC SCORING, NONKICKERS TDRusRecRetX2Pts Decker, DEN8 071048 A. Foster, HOU8 620048 Grnkwski, NE8 080048 R. Rice, BAL8 620048 Nine tied with 36 NFC SCORING, NONKICKERS TDRusRecRetX2Pts L. McCoy, PHL1210 20072 Johnson, DET110110066 Peterson, MIN10 910060 C. Newton, CAR7 700042 M. Turner, ATL7700042 B. Wells, ARI7 700042EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Philadelphia1143256752 Pittsburgh1153255847 N.Y. Rangers1033234734 New Jersey971194548 N.Y. Islanders583133550 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Buffalo1270245647 Toronto1072225465 Ottawa1091216168 Boston1070205839 Montreal883194949 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Washington1061215749 Florida963215346 Tampa Bay972205256 Winnipeg793175261 Carolina6113154668WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Chicago1253276958 Nashville1053235044 St. Louis1071214640 Detroit971194540 Columbus313283966 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Minnesota1153254438 Edmonton972204143 Vancouver991195656 Colorado9101195561 Calgary891174147 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA Los Angeles1063234844 Dallas1170224850 San Jose1051214941 Phoenix953214743 Anaheim694163957 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Thursdays Games Boston 2, Columbus 1, SO N.Y. Islanders 4, Montreal 3 Philadelphia 2, Phoenix 1 Tampa Bay 4, Pittsburgh 1 St. Louis 4, Florida 1 Nashville 4, Toronto 1 Minnesota 1, Colorado 0 Winnipeg 4, Washington 1 Ottawa 5, Edmonton 2 Los Angeles 5, Anaheim 3 San Jose 5, Detroit 2 Fridays Games Buffalo 1, Carolina 0 Colorado 3, Dallas 0 Calgary 5, Chicago 2 Saturdays Games Philadelphia at Winnipeg, late Detroit at Los Angeles, late Phoenix at Buffalo, late Washington at Toronto, late N.Y. Rangers at Montreal, late Boston at N.Y. Islanders, late New Jersey at Tampa Bay, late Pittsburgh at Florida, late Columbus at Nashville, late St. Louis at Minnesota, late San Jose at Dallas, late Chicago at Edmonton, late Sundays Games Toronto at Carolina, 5 p.m. San Jose at Colorado, 8 p.m. Detroit at Anaheim, 8 p.m. Ottawa at Vancouver, 9 p.m. SCORING LEADERS PlayerTeamGAPTS KesselTOR131225 VanekBUF111223 KesselTOR131225 VanekBUF111324 GirouxPHI111223 KopitarLA91423 PominvilleBUF81523 D. SedinVAN61723 HossaCHI91322 KaneCHI71421 H. SedinVAN61521 NealPIT12820 SeguinBOS11920 VersteegFLA91120 LupulTOR91120 BackstromWAS51520 StamkosTB11819 ToewsCHI10919 SpezzaOTW61319 BennDAL51419MLSPLAYOFFSWILDCARD New York 2, FC Dallas 0 Colorado 1, Columbus 0EASTERN CONFERENCESEMIFINALS Sporting City advances 4-0 Houston advances on aggregate 3-1 CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday, Nov. 6: Houston 2, Sporting Kansas City 0WESTERN CONFERENCESEMIFINALS Los Angeles advances on aggregate 3-1 Real Salt Lake advances on aggregate 3-2 CHAMPIONSHIP Sunday, Nov. 6: Los Angeles 3, Real Salt Lake 1MLS CUPSunday, Nov. 20: Houston vs. Los Angeles at Carson, California, 9 p.m.BASEBALLAmerican League TAMPA BAY RAYS…Selected the contracts of RHP Alex Colome from Montgomery (SL), RHP Wilking Rodriguez from Bowling Green (MWL) and C Stephen Vogt from Durham (IL). National League CHICAGO CUBS „ Agreed to terms with manager Dale Sveum on a threeyear contract. Selected the contracts of LHP Beliveau, INF Junior Lake and INF Josh Vitters from Tennessee (SL) and OF Matt Szczur from Daytona (FSL). Assigned RHP Esmailin Caridad, RHP Kyle Smit and OF Lou Montanez outright to Iowa (PCL).FOOTBALLNational Football League NFL…Fined Detroit QB Matthew Stafford $7,500, Chicago DB D.J. Moore $15,000, Detroit DT Nick Fairley $15,000, Chicago WR Earl Bennett $10,000, Detroit DE Kyle Vanden Bosch $7,500, Detroit G Rob Sims $7,500, Baltimore QB Joe Flacco $7,500, Carolina T Byron Bell $7,500, Carolina T Jordan Gross $7,500, Carolina DE Charles Johnson $7,500, Tennessee T Michael Griffin $7,500, Baltimore DT Arthur Jones $7,500 and Cleveland G Shawn Lauvao $7,500 for their actions during last weeks games. CHICAGO BEARS…Placed T Gabe Carimi on injured reserve. Signed T Levi Horn from the practice squad. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at LaBelle,6/7:30 p.m. MONDAY,Nov.28: Girls Basketball vs.Sebring,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY,Nov.29: Girls Basketball vs.Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer at Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Frostproof,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring MONDAY: Boys Basketball at DeSoto,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at Avon Park,6/7:30 p.m. SATURDAY,Nov.26: Boys Basketball vs.Naples,12:30/2 p.m. MONDAY,Nov.28: Girls Basketball at Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m. Avon Park MONDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Hardee,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Sebring,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY,Nov.29: Girls Basketball vs.Sebring,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Hardee, 8 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Hardee,6 p.m. N N F L SU N D A Y 1 1 p m Jacksonville at Cleveland . . . . . . . . . . . . C B S 6 1 1 p m Cincinnati at Baltimore . . . . . . . . . . . . C B S 1 0 1 1 p m Tampa Bay at Green Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . F O X 4 4 p m San Diego at Chicago. . . . . . . . C B S 6 4 4 p m Tennessee at Atlanta. . . . . . . C B S 1 0 8 : 1 5 5 p m Philadelphia at N.Y. Giants . . . . . . . . . . . . N B CMO N D A Y 8 : 3 0 0 p m Kansas City at New England . . . . . . . . . E S P N A U T O R A C I N G SU N D A Y 1 1 p m NHRA … Lucas Oil Series . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 3 3 p m NASCAR … Ford 400 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P NN H L TU E S D A Y 7 : 3 0 0 p m Toronto at Tampa Bay.. . . . . . . . S U N Times, games, channels all subject to change G O L F SU N D A Y 9 : 3 0 0 a m EuroPGA … Iskandar Johor Open . . . . . . G O L F N o o n Presidents Cup, Final Day . . . . . . . . . . . . N B C 1 : 3 0 0 p m LPGA … CME Group Titleholders . . . . . . 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 Miami (Ohio) at Ohio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2C O L L E G E B A S K E T B A L L SU N D A Y 5 : 3 0 0 p m Puerto Rico Tip-Off, 3rd-Place Game . . E S P N 2 7 : 3 0 0 p m Puerto Rico Tip-Off, Final . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2MO N D A Y 3 3 p m Memphis vs. Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 5 : 3 0 0 p m Duke vs. Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 7 7 p m Wright State at Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S U N 7 : 3 0 0 p m Missouri vs. Notre Dame . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 9 : 3 0 0 p m California vs. Georgia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2TU E S D A Y 2 2 p m Maui Invite, Consolation Semifinal . . . . E S P N 2 4 : 3 0 0 p m Maui Invite, Consolation Semifinal . . . . E S P N 2 7 7 p m Maui Invite, Semifinal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 9 : 3 0 0 p p m Maui Invite, Semifinal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 1 0 0 p m CBE Classic, Final . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E S P N 2 LIVESPORTSONTV National Football League Transactions Major League Soccer National Hockey League Page 2BNews-SunSunday, November 20, 2011www.newssun.co m

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 20, 2011Page 3B GOLF FELLAS; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, sports; 0 0 0 1 4 1 0 8 YMCA; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; **process, internet included**; 0 0 0 1 4 1 4 7 GOLF FELLAS; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, sports; 0 0 0 1 4 1 0 8 YMCA; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; **process, internet included**; 0 0 0 1 4 1 4 7 Lee said of the triangle-andtwo scheme he deployed in the second half. “This group had never done it before, but they came out and did it.” Which then held Thomas to 10 points in the second half. The Lady Rebels drew first blood, with Marissa Nieves hitting a short jumper, but a Shalontay Rose drive and one-of-two from the line from Jazmin House put Sebring up 3-2. Thomas split a pair at the line to even it up, but Allie Mann hit a long jumper and a free throw and Christacia Dawkins worked inside for two to build an 8-3 lead. Thomas, however, ended the opening period with a three and opened the second quarter with another trey to put Hollins’on top. Shea Jemmott put back an offensive rebound and Thomas got out on the break for a score and the Rebels were up 13-8. But Sebring answered with April Wallace hitting a 15footer, Khamira Ancrum knocking down a free throw and Mann connecting from the baseline to even things up again. Back and forth it went with Hollins taking a lead and Sebring edging back. Ancrum hit another free throw, House put back a follow and when Ancrum missed a pair at the line, the Streaks got the rebound and Wallace hit a jumper for an 18-17 Sebring lead. But Nieves got inside again and a Rose bucket was answered with a Thomas drive to give the Rebels a 2120 lead at the half. After the break, however, the triangle-and-two was unleashed, with Wallace not allowing Thomas to get free. Wallace also converted a put-back as part of a fivepoint run to open the second half and put the Lady Streaks back on top, 25-21. Nieves scored again, but Rose slipped a nice pass to Taryn O’Bannon for a score. Thomas split a pair at the line and then took a steal downcourt for a score, with Wallace then answering with a long two-pointer. Brianna Owens and Thomas, however, scored consecutive baskets to put Hollins back up, but Mann banked in a three in the waning moments of the period for a 32-30 Blue Streak lead. The Rebels quickly took the lead back, with Thomas getting loose for a threepointer and a 15-foot jumper, surrounding a one-of-two at the line from Cierra Nelson, for a 36-32 lead. But the visitors from St. Pete would only see one more point go up on their side of the scoreboard the rest of the night as the Sebring defense clamped down. The offense, meanwhile, got a follow from Rose and an inside score from Ancrum to even things back up. Nelson got the Rebels final point on a free throw, with Mann then rattling in another three, Ancrum adding a free throw and Wallace closing it out with a lay-up. And while Thomas was the game leader, with 23 of her teams’37 points, the Streaks spread it out with Mann totaling 11, Wallace 10 and Rose nine. “I was cautiously optimistic coming into the season and I’ve been pleasantly surprised,” Lee said. “There are still things to work on, we missed a lot of open shots and free throws tonight, which made the game closer than it should have been. Last night, though, we were in the same situation and made a few mistakes. Tonight we didn’t, so that’s an improvement.” Despite those mistakes, Sebring held on for a 54-51 win at DeSoto, to follow up Tuesday’s blowout of Hardee, capping off the first week of the regular season with a 3-0 record. “They are a good group and they pick each other up ,” Lee said. “They are embracing what we tell them, they want to learn, and that’s a good sign.” The team is now off for the week with the Thanksgiving break, but get right back to it next week with road games a t Lake Placid Monday, Nov. 28, Avon Park Tuesday, Nov. 29 and Frostproof Thursday, Dec. 1. Continued from 1B Win moves Lady Blue Streaks to 3-0 News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Romeollo Roberts gets up for this throwdown Friday night as Avon Park rolled through the season-opening Bill Jarrett Tip-Off Tournament with wins over W indemere Prep and South Lake. Placid’s head coach David Veley. “We have to work on the fundamentals at this point. We have only had about four good days of practice, and we started off a little slow tonight. It was the second half before we began to pick it up some.” “We have some good athletes, and we have a lot of hard work in front of us. We’re getting there,” Veley said. The Dragons will look for some positive results Tuesday at LaBelle before returning to action after the break on Monday, Dec. 5 at Okeechobee. Continued from 1B News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE Khamria Ancrum gets inside for two points late in Sebrings win over Dixie Hollins Friday night. LP not there yet

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By RONALD BLUM Associated PressNEWYORK — Baseball players and owners have reached a tentative verbal agreement on a five-year labor contract and hope to have a signed deal by next week. Negotiators reached an understanding when they met late Thursday at the InterContinental O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill., a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the agreement still was being drafted. The sides hope to sign a memorandum of understanding in time to announce the agreement Monday or Tuesday. The last item to fall in place was the luxury tax on high payroll teams. The agreement, the first for the union since Michael Weiner succeeded Donald Fehr as head last year, would replace the deal expiring Dec. 11 and would give baseball 21 years of labor peace since the 1994-95 strike. Under the agreement, there will be a new restraint on the amount of money a team spends each year to sign selections from the amateur draft, with teams going over a threshold being penalized with a type of luxury tax. In addition, there will be a separate restraint on the amount of money spent to sign international amateur free agents from nations such as the Dominican Republic, Venezuela and Cuba. There also will be a committee established to review the system for international signings, leaving open the possibility of a new system during the term of the deal. Negotiators also worked to lower the percentage of major league free agents who require the highest form of draft pick compensation for the teams losing them. As part of the deal, players and owners are agreeing to add an extra wild-card round to the playoffs. The extra round will be one game, winner take all. Page 4BNews-SunSunday, November 20, 2011www.newssun.com COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; November ads; 0 0 0 1 3 4 7 4 HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 1 3 7 4 0 Doty Golf; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; doty golf; 0 0 0 1 4 1 4 0 HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 1 3 7 4 0 Doty Golf; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; doty golf; 0 0 0 1 4 1 4 0 COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; November ads; 0 0 0 1 3 4 7 4 her personal best time, her 20:21.80 placed Tubbs 61st, solidly in the top onethird of the field. “She said she couldn’t have gone any faster, and trying to catch up will take a lot out of you,” Schult said. “She gave it her all and that’s all you can ask for.” Amid the combination of nerves of her first state qualification, the high level of competition and the massive field, Tubbs’finish is commendable, indeed. And with another year in her high school career, there is another chance to come back and, with the experience gained, take another step. “It was a good experience, my first time at state,” Tubbs said. “Now if I can make it back next year, I know what to expect.” That is for then, though. “I’m just glad it’s done,” Tubbs said. “It’s been a long season and it is a relie f to get a break.” She has earned it. Continued from 1B Tubbs tested in first trip to State Class 8A Regional Quarterfinal Christopher Columbus Catholic 55, Hialeah 0 Coral Reef Senior 35, Braddock 0 Cypress Bay 33, Taravella 3 DeLand 21, Lake Mary 17 Dr. Phillips 35, Wharton 14 East Lake 41, Vero Beach 22 Fletcher 28, Lake Brantley 14 Miami Southridge 41, Southwest Miami 14 Miramar 38, South Plantation 0 Olympia 27, Winter Park 14 Palm Beach Gardens 35, Park Vista Community 21 Palm Harbor University 20, St. Lucie West Centennial 17 Plant 54, Boone 21 Seminole Ridge 17, Palm Beach Central 7 South Miami 37, Miami Krop 21 Timber Creek 20, Apopka 0 Class 7A Regional Quarterfinal Cooper City 28, Miami Beach 8 Dwyer 28, Blanche Ely 0 East Ridge 21, Oviedo 18 Evans 22, Edgewater 15 First Coast 40, Forrest 20 Fleming Island 39, Lincoln 29 Fort Pierce Central 56, Port Charlotte 7 Gaither 38, Durant 30 Kissimmee Osceola 13, Ridge Community 7, OT Lakeland 26, St. Cloud 21 Manatee 55, Pinellas Park 2 Martin County 14, Charlotte 10 Oakland Park Northeast 14, Royal Palm Beach 13 St. Thomas Aquinas 58, American 14 Tampa Bay Tech 37, Brandon 0 Venice 28, Countryside 27 Class 6A Regional Quarterfinal Armwood 35, Lakewood Ranch 31 Bartram Trail 62, Ridgeview 20 Belen Jesuit 38, Stranahan 21 Columbia 24, St. Augustine 9 Fort Myers 29, Barron Collier 7 Gainesville 20, Hernando 14 Hillsborough 29, Largo 23 Mainland 31, Lake Gibson 14 Melbourne 35, South Fork 0 Miami Central 71, Pembroke Pines 0 Naples 49, South Fort Myers 13 Pace 42, Niceville 41, 3OT Palm Bay 41, Sebastian River 20 Pensacola 27, Choctawhatchee 22 Sunlake 22, Ocala Vanguard 21 Winter Haven 37, Seabreeze 15 Class 5A Regional Quarterfinal Cape Coral 28, Golden Gate 27, OT Creekside 30, Bishop Kenny 27 Glades Central 33, Astronaut 0 Godby 58, West Florida 17 Hardee 18, Lake Wales 13 Immokalee 19, Lehigh 16 Jesuit 42, Port Orange Atlantic 14 Merritt Island 34, Boynton Beach 13 Miami Jackson 35, Plantation American Heritage 18 Miami Norland 55, Cardinal Gibbons 0 North Marion 28, Fivay 0 Palmetto 49, Auburndale 0 Pasco 21, Santa Fe 14 Ponte Vedra 24, Clay 21 Robinson 30, Bishop Moore 10 Wakulla 33, Gulf Breeze 17 Class 4A Regional Semifinal Bolles School 42, South Sumter 21 Cocoa 65, Clewiston 0 Dunbar 36, Lake Highland 26 East Gadsden 33, West Nassau County 21 Gulliver Prep 18, North Broward 8 Miami Washington 55, Inlet Grove 8 Raines 12, Bradford 7 Yulee 42, Taylor County 21 Class 3A Regional Semifinal Berkeley Prep 41, Frostproof 0 Delray American Heritage 48, Chaminade-Madonna Prep 7 Fort Meade 13, Clearwater Central Catholic 10 Fort White 21, Orlando The First Academy 7 Madison County 45, Episcopal 3 Ocala Trinity Catholic 45, Melbourne Central Catholic 21 Trinity Christian-Jacksonville 36, Florida 13 University School 37, Cardinal Newman 15 Class 2A Regional Semifinal Admiral Farragut 48, Evangelical Christian 24 Eagles View 20, FAMU Developmental Research 13 Glades Day 35, Champagnat Catholic 8 Jupiter Christian 32, Dade Christian 27 North Florida Christian 47, University Christian 21 St. John Lutheran 28, Victory Christian 26 St. Petersburg Canterbury 36, St. John Neumann 8 Warner Christian 67, Lake Mary Prep 20 Class 1A Regional Semifinal Chipley 34, Blountstown 33 Freeport 32, Vernon 18 Holmes County 34, Liberty County 14 Jefferson County 38, Hawthorne 0 Northview 67, Wewahitchka 6 The Villages 56, Baldwin 35 Trenton 49, Lafayette 13 Union County 42, Wildwood 14 Florida High School Football ScoresFriday, Nov. 18 AP source: MLB players, owners reach verbal deal By LUKE MEREDITH Associated PressAMES, Iowa — Bedlam will still be a huge deal for Oklahoma State. It just won’t be nearly as big as it could have been after the Cowboys let their dream season slip away at Iowa State. Backup running back Jeff Woody scored on a 4-yard run in the second overtime and Iowa State stunned No. 2 Oklahoma State 37-31 on Friday night, opening the door for a couple of one-loss teams to reach the BCS championship game. The Cyclones (6-4, 3-4 Big 12) overcame a 17-point deficit to beat the Cowboys (10-1, 7-1), opening a path for either Oregon or Alabama to face LSU in a rematch for the title. Oklahoma State will host Oklahoma on Dec. 3 in a game that will now likely determine the Big 12 title. The Cowboys have never won the Big 12, but there was a lot more than the league crown at stake before they were shocked by the Cyclones. “This one stings. This one’s tough. But here’s the deal: All the goals we set at the beginning of the year are still there,” Cowboys quarterback Brandon Weeden said. “We still have a chance to win and be conference champions. We still have a chance to go play in a BCS bowl game. So it’s there for the taking for us. We’ve just got to learn from it.” Weeden threw for 476 yards, but he threw three interceptions and saw his Heisman Trophy hopes fade considerably. None of those picks stung more than his first pass in the second overtime, which was intercepted by Ter’Ran Benton. Woody ran for 6 and 15 yards, then bullied his way into the end zone to give the Cyclones their first ever victory over a top-5 opponent. Perfect season lost as Cowboys fall to Cyclones Special to the News-SunTwo Lake Placid runners made it to the Class 2A State Cross Country Finals at Little Everglades Ranch in Dade City, and both did themselves, their school and community proud Saturday morning. Alex Coyne ran a time of 21:05.60 to take 54th out of a field of 178 runners in the girls event. Coyne had placed fifth with a time of 20:26.54 in the Region 2-2Ameet. Dalton Shelton had finished second on his side o f that meet with a time o f 16:20.62, and placed 49th out of 187 runners at State in a time of 17:29.30. Great efforts and finishes for both Green Dragons. Dragons strong at 2A State finals

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By MARIANNE REASON Special to the News-SunSquare dancing can be traced back as far as the 1700s when traditional dances were passed down from the early European settlers in the New England area. It became a mixture of folk dances, brought from their home countries and a prompter was used to call out the steps so participants did not have to memorize a specific dance. This type of dancing, called traditional square dancing continued in popularity for many years and moved westward and southward with the population. It was subsequently embraced by many people in rural areas who held dances called Hoe-downs or barn dances which usually featured fiddlers. As the populations became more urban, their dancing styles became more cosmopolitan and the popularity of square dancing waned. Henry Ford became very interested in this style of dancing in the 1930s and attempted to revitalize it as part of his New England Restoration project. By 1948, it had become so popular that it was almost considered a fad and it was widely feared that square dancing would soon burn out. Instead, western square dancing was developed from traditional square dancing in an effort to keep it fresh and challenging and became extremely popular in the 1950s through the 80s. Since that time, it seems to have risen and fallen in popularity, cycling up and down but always remaining a funfilled and wholesome activity enjoyed by many. This style of dancing still features four couples forming a square who execute various dance steps given to them by the caller. The dancers, who never know which steps will be called, must listen and then perform the steps, always keeping in time to the music which can range from “Pink Cadillac” to “ABeautiful Noise.” Square dancing in Highlands County is alive and well with many clubs dancing each week, usually from November through April. The Harmony Hoedowners dance on Monday nights; the Grande Squares of Camp Inn on Wednesdays, the Pine Ridge Promenaders on Thursdays; the Buttonwood Bay Squares on the first and third Fridays; and Reflections several times each year. These clubs are always available for demonstrations at festivals and fairs and often dance for the enjoyment of residents at nursing homes and assisted living facilities. Over the years, they have danced to some wonderful local Callers including Rick Petrone (deceased), Larry Gow (deceased) and Joy Teagle, now retired and David Angell as well as guest callers from all over the U.S. who excel in showmanship and musical talents. Sebring had the good fortune to be selected by the international Caller Sam Dunn, his wife Sue and grandson, Trevor, in 2003, when they moved from Ohio, where he had a large following of Square Dancing fans. Dunn has been calling since 1978, is a member of the Good Ole Boys, a Square Dance calling trio in Ohio and has recorded on the Red Boot Star label. He is the club caller for two area clubs. Dunn also guest calls frequently for many other clubs, actively participating in the West Coast Association Membership and fundraiser dances and still calls at festivals throughout Michigan and Ohio in addition to calling in England, Canada, Mexico and on square dance cruises. e was awarded the Florida Federation of Square and Round Dancers’Extra Mile Award in 2007. He is a Vietnam veteran who retired from International Truck and Engine Co., in Ohio and currently works for Alan Jay Automotive in Sebring. For information about lessons, dances, workshops or clubs, call Dunn at 382-6792 or Isla Coburn at 471-0923. You can also visit Dunn’s web page at www.samdunn.net. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 20, 2011Page 5B rotary wgd; 7.444"; 7"; Black; rotary wgd; 0 0 0 1 3 7 7 6 HEARTLAND WORKFORCE; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 11/20/11; 0 0 0 1 4 1 4 5 DR. LEE, IKE; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 11/20/11; 0 0 0 1 4 1 5 0 SEBRING PEDIATRICS, LLC; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 11/20/11; 0 0 0 1 4 1 5 2 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Special to the News-SunAVON PARK — Back by popular demand, the sixtime Grammy nominated Four Freshmen returns to the South Florida Community College Jazz Series. The group will perform a variety of well-known Freshmen classics as well as some holiday favorites. The Four Freshmen will hold a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. and an evening performance at 7:30 p.m.,on Tuesday, Dec. 6, in the SFCC University Center Auditorium. The Four Freshmens profound influence on American Jazz and pop singing began in 1948 with four students at Butler University in Indianapolis, Ind. Hal Kratzsch, brothers Ross and Don Barbour, and their cousin Bob Flanigan created a brand new vocal sound. Working without written music and choosing notes by ear, they spread their jazz voicing over a wider range than other groups, and they imitated the phrasing and aggressive feel of a big band brass section. When band leader Stan Kenton heard the group at the Esquire Lounge in Dayton, Ohio, he immediately recognized their potential. At his urging, Capitol Records signed the Four Freshmen in 1950, initiating a string of hits with “It’s A Blue World.” The sound track of the movie Lucy Gallant introduced “How Can I Tell Her” and the flip side, “Day By Day,” became a hit in days. The Four Freshmen have produced over 70 singles and albums. Wherever the Four Freshmen went, they won fans and inspired vocal groups. They played nearly every college in the USA, performing in all 50 states and 44 countries from Asia to Europe to Australia. Bob Flanigan retired from performing in 1992, but he continues as the group’s mentor and personal manager and proudly declares the current group is the best Four Freshmen ever. There have been 22 different line-ups, and the current group, who has been together since 2001, consists of Brian Eichenberger, Curtis Calderon, Vince Johnson, and Bob Ferreira. In 2003, Jazz Times named them “Vocal Group of the Year” The Four Freshmen’s popularity remains today as it did almost six decades ago. The SFCC Jazz Series Season Sponsors are Tom and Nancy Mitchell, John and Evelyn Mills, an anonymous donor, Lake Placid Journal and Agri-Leader by Highlands Today. The performance sponsors are Dr. Patrick and Mrs. Mercedes Carruthers/Highlands Breast & Imaging Center, Norm and Laurie Stephens, and Andy and Ida Jackson. Ticket prices are $26 and $28 and may be purchased online 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at http://performances.southflorida.edu. Tickets may also be purchased by calling the SFCC Box Office at 863-784-7178 or by visiting the SFCC Box Office, Monday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., located in the front of the SFCC Theatre for the Performing Arts, 600 West College Drive, Avon Park. The SFCC Box Office will be closed for the Thanksgiving holiday, Nov. 23-27. Four Freshmen return to SFCC stage Dec. 6 by popular demand Courtesy photo T he Four Freshmen will bring their jazz music back to the SFCC stage for two shows on Dec. 6. Square dancing is alive in Highlands County Courtesy photo T he recent Art Clinic Workshop held at the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative with Mara Trumbo had the following students in attendance: front, Kellie Beck, Judy Nicewicz, behind her is Margie Pollard, Mara Trumbo, Jodie Ethun, Cindy Makowski Sherry Statler and Ruby Dutton. The f ramed art work is available at the Caladiuim Arts and Crafts Cooperative in Lake Placid. You maybe the lucky person that wins it for a Christmas gift. Come in and sign up f or a class for yourself or a gift for a special someone for Christmas. If you need further info please call Judy Nicewicz at 273-1339 or the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative at 699-5940. Art Clinic Workshop held

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Page 6BNews-SunSunday, November 20, 2011www.newssun.com MILLER'S CENTRAL AIR; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 11/20/11; 0 0 0 1 4 1 4 6 Wells #2; 11.25"; 10.5"; Process color; -; 0 0 0 1 4 2 1 9 Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID — The Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative announces the Crafter of the Month for November is Judy Nicewitz. Nicewitz moved from Massachsetts to Florida in 1993. She was widowed in 1999 and credits getting into painting in 2004 as “being a life saver.” She has become very proficient and teaches in many mediums such as clay, acrylics, oils and fabric. Through taking many classes, Judy has become a certified Donna Dewberry One Stroke teacher and a Pricilla Hauser Certified teacher. She began teaching at the Caladium Co-op in 2004 and in the past has taught classes at Michael'’s and A.C. Moore Craft Stores. She also holds classes in her home studio. Nicewitz is a member of the Highlands Art League and the Frostproof Art League. Visit the Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative at 132 E. Interlake Blvd. in Lake Placid to see her work that is on display and for sale. Call the Co-op at 863699-5940 or visit the website www.caladiumarts.org for further information. Nicewitz named Co-op Artist of the Month ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Courtesy photo Work by Judy Nicewitz, the Artist of the Month, is on display at the Caladium Co-op in Lake Placid. Special to the News-SunLAKE PLACID — The Lake Placid Art League completed the drawing for the roses giclee by Bill Snyder at their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Eric Zwayer, County Tax Collector, who was at the meeting to discuss the new project, Kidz Art in Highlands County, drew the winning ticket. Jack Post, long-time resident of Lake Placid, had purchased the lucky winning ticket. Post is a wood carver with the Lake Placid Woodcarvers and displays his carvings at the various woodcarving events, both locally and in Sebring and Arcadia. The Art League wishes to thank all the participants for their support. Atotal of $460 was raised to help with current expenses at the Art League. Post wins drawing for LP Art League roses giclee

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By ANTHONYMcCARTNEY APEntertainment WriterLOS ANGELES — Ayacht captain said on national TVFriday that he lied to investigators about Natalie Wood’s mysterious death 30 years ago and blames the actress’husband at the time, Robert Wagner, for her drowning in the ocean off Southern California. The circumstances of her death remain one of Hollywood’s enduring mysteries and continue to create renewed intrigue, with homicide detectives on Thursday unexpectedly re-opening the case that had long been classified as a tragic accident. ALos Angeles County sheriff’s detective will speak to reporters Friday about the decision to take another look at the Oscar-nominated actress’nighttime demise in the chilly waters off Southern California on Nov. 29, 1981. Wood drowned after spending several hours drinking on Catalina Island in a yacht with Wagner, fellow actor Christopher Walken and the ship’s captain, Dennis Davern. Davern, skipper of the Splendour, told NBC’s “Today” show on Friday that he made mistakes by not telling the truth about events leading to the Thanksgiving weekend death and had urged Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide investigators to reopen the case. It is the latest attempt by Davern to change the official account of what happened in the hours before Wood’s death. “Was the fight between Natalie Wood and her husband Robert Wagner what ultimately led to her death?” show host David Gregory asked. “Yes,” Davern replied. “How so?” “Like I said, that’s going to be up to the investigators to decide,” the captain said after a long pause. Davern said he believes Wagner had intentionally kept the investigation into Wood’s death low profile and didn’t do everything he could have done. When Gregory pressed Davern for supporting details, the captain said that was the duty of investigators. Davern has said for years that the official account of Wood’s disappearance was not what really happened, including in a 1992 appearance on a Geraldo Rivera special and in a 2000 Vanity Fair piece. He also worked with author and friend Marti Rulli on “Goodbye Natalie, Goodbye Splendour,” a book released last year. Wagner spokesman Alan Nierob said Friday a statement he released Thursday spoke for itself. “Although no one in the Wagner family has heard from the LA County Sheriff’s department about this matter, they fully support the efforts of the LACounty Sheriff’s Dept. and trust they will evaluate whether any new information relating to the death of Natalie Wood Wagner is valid, and that it comes from a credible source or sources other than those simply trying to profit from the 30 year anniversary of her tragic death,” Nierob wrote in the statement. Davern denied he was motivated to speak out for profit. Sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said Thursday the renewed inquiry was prompted by unspecified new information about Woods’case. The Los Angeles Times reported that Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca said detectives want to talk to Davern and that he had “made comments worthy of exploring.” The paper said the agency had also received information from an unidentified third party. In the Vanity Fair story, Davern is quoted as saying that Wood and Wagner fought in their cabin before the actress disappeared. Coroner’s officials ruled her death an accidental drowning, perhaps caused by her slipping off the boat while trying to tie down a dinghy. She was found wearing a flannel nightgown, socks and a red down jacket and Davern identified her body for authorities, according to an autopsy report. Her body had superficial bruises, according to the report, but those were considered consistent with drowning. Her death sparked tabloid speculation that foul play was involved, but Wagner and Wood’s sister have dismissed any suggestion the actress’death was anything more than an accident. Coroner’s officials at the time agreed, writing that Wood was “possibly attempting to board the dinghy and had fallen into the water, striking her face.” Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter said the agency hadn’t been asked to do any additional investigation into Wood’s case. Sheriff’s officials are also hoping for tips from the public that may shed new light on how Wood, who was afraid of being in the water, ended up drowning. Wood, a three-time Oscar nominee famous for roles in “West Side Story,” ‘’Rebel Without a Cause” and other Hollywood hits, was 43 when she died. She and Wagner were twice married, first in 1957 before divorcing six years later. They remarried in 1972. Lana Wood wrote in a biography on her sister, “What happened is that Natalie drank too much that night.” Wagner, star of the television series “Hart to Hart,” wrote in a 2008 autobiography that he blamed himself for his wife’s death. He recounted the night of Wood’s disappearance, during which the couple and Walken drank at a restaurant and on the boat. Page 8BNews-SunSunday, November 20, 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, 6 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 MCT Natalie Wood starred as Maria in the 1961 musical "West Side Story." The film was nominated for 11 Oscars and won ten at the 34th Academy Awards. Captain: Wagner responsible for Natalie Wood death

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 20, 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, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctm forme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Children's & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kid's World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. The Lord's Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the Millennium Church. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer a Saturday service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Tiger Gullett in the Millennium Church. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org All teachings are taken from the Manufacturer's Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Children's Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of God's Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and children's church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. 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 8 and 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary; contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. Sunday school classes for adults is at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. and for all ages, adults and children, at 9:45 a.m. in the educational building. Wednesday: 6:45 p.m., youth group (middle and high school), and nursery and children's ministry; 7 p.m., adult small group Bible studies. Children/youth music ministry (Thursday): grades 3-5 chimes, 2:30 p.m.; grades 3-5 choir, 3:15 p.m.; grades 6-12 handbells, 3:15 p.m. Bible Counseling available by appointment, 6990132. 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, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church, 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL33825. (863) 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. Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.; High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 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 By DAVID GERMAIN APMovie WriterMore than ever, we need a world where a pig can be romantically linked to a frog. Aworld where no one finds it odd that Jason Segel’s little brother is a puppet, and they share a room with twin beds as well as a taste for pastel leisure suits. “The Muppets” marks a very welcome return for Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the rest of Jim Henson’s creations after a 12-year bigscreen absence. From start to finish, the movie is a healthy, dizzy dose of childlike bliss, the songs campy but catchy, the humor corny but clever, the cast — both human and Muppet — one of the most lovable gangs you’ll ever spend time with at the pictures (another lovable gang, the “Toy Story” playthings, star in a short animated charmer that precedes “The Muppets”). Sure, the Muppets have long been a wholly owned subsidiary of big Hollywood, namely, the Walt Disney Co. But this is a gentle, loving rebirth, leaving intact the decency and goodness that have always been at the heart of the Muppets. The movie’s an exercise in innocent playfulness that largely side-steps show business as usual, in which studio family flicks are stuffed to the rafters with glib pop-culture references and a soundtrack of tunes by flavor-ofthe-month young idols. The Muppets are a world of their own — you love or leave them on their terms — and the filmmakers hold faithful to that whimsical little realm. The result is refreshing on every level, a piece of nostalgia so old it’s new again, and a breather from Hollywood’s 3-D digital onslaught in favor of fur and fuzz. Lifelong “Muppets” fan Segel, who co-wrote the movie with his “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” director Nicholas Stoller, stars as Gary, a small-town guy who heads with girlfriend Mary (Amy Adams) for a dream trip to Hollywood. Tagging along is Gary’s brother Walter, an endearing little puppet who’s the world’s biggest fan of all things Muppet. Walter’s heartbroken to find that the Muppets’studio in Hollywood has fallen into disrepair, while Kermit, his gal Piggy, Fozzie Bear and the others have long since parted company. Overhearing an evil oil man (Chris Cooper) who schemes to raze the studio and drill for petroleum, Walter enlists Gary and Mary to reunite the Muppets for a telethon to raise cash to buy the place back. In his big-screen debut, director James Bobin (“Flight of the Conchords”) establishes a nimble pace from the start and maintains it right through the closing credits. The story gleefully dashes from song-and-dance numbers to hilarious montages to the sort of precious asides that are a staple of the Muppets, among them plenty of self-aware winks and tweaks at Hollywood convention. The movie loads up on another Muppet strength, the celebrity cameo (we won’t name names, though). Some of the surprise guests add good laughs; others seem to be there because they had a hole in their schedule or were pals with the filmmakers. The overall celebrity-guest quotient winds up disappointing. After such a long time in mothballs, the Muppets deserve a better turnout of top stars to welcome them back. Wide-eyed with obvious reverence for the Muppets, Segel and particularly Adams deliver nicely on some of the movie’s original songs, which are cute little toe-tappers. And it’s worth the cost of a ticket just to see Academy Award winner Cooper — usually playing men so restrained they look ready to burst from internal pressure — cut loose with his own dastardly rap number. Classic Muppets tunes also are woven in, and for anyone who grew up on “The Muppet Show,” it’s a thrill — yes, thrill — to see those floppy puppets dance about and sing their theme song. The filmmakers play the ‘80s flashback card heavily with well-chosen songs from the era and wisecracks about how dated the Muppets are. That’s good grist for parents but potentially a self-fulfilling prophecy for children who wouldn’t be able to tell the Muppets from the movie’s amusing tribute band the Moopets. The plot parallels the realworld state of the Muppets — relics testing the waters to see if anyone will watch, if anyone still cares. That could be a genuine problem for the movie. Will kids who didn’t grow up on Kermit and Piggy want to see it, no matter how much Muppet-era parents hope their children might love these characters the way they did? Some parental guidance: if the kiddies are reluctant, tell them about the “Toy Story” short that plays first. No harm in letting today’s No. 1 gang of fictional family stars shill for some deserving predecessors. Welcome back, Kermit: Muppets delights again Movie Review The Muppets Rating: PG (some mild rude humor) Running time: 110 minutes Review: (of 4)

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When you think of Thanksgiving, what comes to mind? Most folks would probably say turkey. About 45 million turkeys were sold in 2009 for Thanksgiving dinner. It would seem that turkey is big business. These large birds are raised throughout temperate parts of the world for many reasons. Turkey is fairly inexpensive to farm for the amount of meat it produces. Although domestic turkeys have their roots with the wild varieties, farm raised birds taste quite different than their uncultivated counterparts. The meat of the wild turkey has a more intense flavor and is often said to taste “gamier.” This, of course, depends on the forage the wild bird was able to find throughout the seasons. Domesticated turkeys are sold in many ways. You can have your turkey processed, smoked, sliced, diced, whole, frozen, ground-up and even in other forms such as bacon and hot dogs. The female bird is called a hen, the male a tom and the chick a poult. The average lifespan for a domesticated turkey is 10 years. Domestication of these wild birds goes back to the days of the Aztecs. Once tamed, they were brought to Europe by the Spanish. Since those early days, many advances have been made in the breeding of turkeys. In the 1800s, turkey was considered a food for the wealthy. Goose or beef were foods for the working class. But farming turkeys became more popular in the 1900s, which made the meat more affordable. Once refrigeration became available, turkeys could be shipped to other areas for additional markets. Today, turkey is a fairly inexpensive meat because of advances in disease control, production and shipping. Raising turkeys is quite a process. Breeder farms supply eggs to hatcheries. Once the eggs hatch, they are sexed and sent to grow-out farms. Sexes are raised separately as each grows at different rates. Their diet consists of corn, soybean meal, vitamins, minerals, protein, carbohydrates and fat. Once the female reaches about 14 weeks, she is ready for the freezer. The male gets an extra four weeks until his demise at 18 weeks old. As you can imagine, a lot of feathers are produced every year from this process. But they are not thrown away. They are ground up into a protein source for animal feed. The United States Department of Agriculture has patented a method of removing the stiff quill from the fibers of the feather. Further research was done to find a textile application for the fiber. When these fibers are blended with nylon, they can be spun into yarn and used for knitting. Even the turkey droppings are used. Often times they are used as fertilizer, but they also have another purpose. Turkey litter, which consists of turkey droppings mixed with wood chips and other materials, is being used for fuel in some electric power plants. We can certainly see that the turkey is a useful bird in more ways than as a food source. But enjoying the tasty bird is without a doubt, the most popular use. The United States and Canada traditionally serve turkey for Thanksgiving. Turkeys are also commonly eaten as the main course during Christmas in much of the world. This food is low in Sodium. It is also a good source of vitamin B6 and phosphorus, and a very good source of protein, niacin and selenium. So enjoy your turkey this holiday season. Parts of a turkey Caruncle: brightly colored growths on the throat region. Turns bright red when the turkey is upset or during courtship. Gizzard: a part of a bird's stomach that contains tiny stones. It helps them grind up food for digestion. Hen: a female turkey. Poult: a baby turkey. A chick. Snood: the flap of skin that hangs over the turkey's beak. Turns bright red when the turkey is upset or during courtship. Tom: a male turkey. Also known as a gobbler. Wattle: the flap of skin under the turkey's chin. Turns bright red when the turkey is upset or during courtship. Scientific genus and species: Meleagris gallopavo Corine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. Page 10BNews-SunSunday, November 20, 2011www.newssun.com CENTRAL SECURITY; 5.542"; 5"; Black plus three; process, local & accessible; 0 0 0 1 3 8 9 4 Veranda Breeze; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 11/13,20,27; 0 0 0 1 3 9 8 3 Domesticated turkeys have many uses besides Thanksgiving dinner Courtesy photo Traditionally, turkey is served for Thanksgiving in the United States and Canada. Although domestic turkeys have their roots with the wild varieties, farm raised birds taste GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCEƒ News From The Watershed Corine Burgess

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www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 20, 2011Page 11B church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 0 4 0 6 9 JEWELRY BOX; 5.542"; 5"; Black; 11/13,20,27; 0 0 0 1 3 9 5 5 Courtesy photo Dr. Deborah Milliken (center) receives a National Institute of Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) award from Dr. Leana Revell, vice president, educational and student services, and Dr. Norman Stephens, college president. Im proud and humbled to receive this because I feel like Ive been included in a group of people who are pretty impressive, she said. Courtesy photo We have so many great faculty members; its humbling to receive this, Beth Andrews (center) said upon receiving her NISOD award from Dr. Leana Revell, vice president, educational and student services, and Dr. Norman Stephens, college president. Special to the News-SunAVON PARK — Dr. Deborah Milliken, professor, Dental Hygiene, and Elizabeth Andrews, professor, Developmental Writing and coordinator, Academic Foundations, recently received national awards from the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD). Dr. Milliken received the NISOD award for her work in the dental hygiene program as well as for her contributions and leadership with the SACs steering committee and compliance report. Andrews received her NISOD award for providing leadership during the development of the academic foundations program for students who require developmental reading, writing and mathematics classes. “The NISOD awards recognize our faculty members who have demonstrated excellence and contribute widely to the success of our college and students,” said Dr. Leana Revell, vice president, educational and student services. “Dr. Milliken and Beth were both outstanding examples this year.” Since 1978, NISOD has been dedicated to the professional development of faculty, administrators, and staff; and to the continued improvement of teaching and learning, with the ultimate goal of student success. Two SFCC instructors receive NISOD awards CHALKTALK COMMUNITYCALENDAR Courtesy photo Carson Angel (left) earned perfect score on all three FCAT sections in 2010 (reading, writing and math) and Chance Galas got a perfect score on both reading and writing. Both students attend Sun n Lake Elementary. FCAT superstars The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN The Community Calendar provides a brief listing of local clubs and organizations who meet on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of the group to update the News-Sun on any changes in this listing by calling 385-6155, ext. 516; send any changes by e-mail to editor@newssun.com; or mail them to News-Sun Community Calendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, some of the events listed may not be held.SUNDAY American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 1-9 p.m. Live music is from 5-8 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 46 p.m. Members and guests only. Post is at 528 N. Pine St., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Heartland Interfaith Alliance meets 1:30 p.m., first Friday, St. Frances of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid. For details, call 4650051. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 lounge is open from 1-7 p.m. Card games start at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has karaoke in the pavilion. Horseshoes played at 9:30 a.m. Food available at 4 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Overeaters Anonymous, meets from 4-5 p.m. in second floor conference roomNo. 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland Medical Center, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 382-7731. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. For details on the organization, go to www.oa.org Ridge Area Missionary Soldiers Avon Park Pathfinder Club meets from 9 a.m. to noon every first and third Sunday at 58 E. Sixth St., Avon Park. For details, call 471-2143. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 offers NASCAR racing in the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open and kitchen open from 2-5 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Society for Creative Anachronism (Local Chapter: Shire of Stagridge) meets at 2 p.m. first and third Sunday at Brewster's Coffee House on U.S. 27 in Sebring. For details, call 214-5522. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 serves hamburgers from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 Karaoke is from 58 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN WITH ME family group meets at 10:30 a.m. every Monday at the Heartland Christian Church on Alt. 27 in Sebring. The church is behind Southgate Shopping Center where Publix is. For more information call 385-5714. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal Church, Lakeshore Drive, Sebring. For more details, call 385-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 314-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Rosewood Center, 517 U.S. 27 South, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 2020647. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 12-9 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 4711448. AmVets Post 21 plays darts at 7:30 p.m. for members and guests. For details, call 385-0234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. Corvette Cruisers meets at 6:30 p.m. first and third Monday at the Dairy Queen in front of The Home Depot, Sebring. For details, call Ed Robson at 655-2092. 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 3850949. Garden Club of Sebring meets noon, Sebring Civic Center. Call 471-0657 or 38 50759 for details. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clogging class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at Reflections on Silver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information at 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club meets from 7:30-9:30 p.m. the first and third Monday at Sebring Civic Center from December through April. There will be alternating mainstream and plus dancing with rounds. Casual dress or square dance attire is acceptable. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or e mail him at samdunn@samdunn.net .Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:30-6:30 p.m., weather permitting. $5 donation per child. Call 4520006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. For information, call 314-8877. Highlands County Amateur Radio Club meets at 7:30 p.m. third Monday in conference room 3 at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center, Sebring. For details, call Don Roberts at 402-055 4 or DarrellKoranda at 4710226. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Bill Varner at 386-0855. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 13 p.m. at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. For details, call 402-6540. Highlands Delta Chorale rehearses 7 p.m., Sebring Church of the Brethren, 700 S. Pine St., Sebring (September throughMay). No auditions are required to join and all ages are welcome. For details or to book a concert, call Cheryl Cometta at 699-2663. Continued on page 12B

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Highlands Sertoma Club meets noon, Takis Family Restaurant, Sebring. La Leche League breastfeeding support for Highlands and southern Polk counties, meets at 7 p.m. every third Monday at the Florida Hospital Heartland conference rooms. Pregnant and nursing mothers and their babies are welcome. For more information, call 6556617 or 638-3954. Lake Placid American Legion Post 25 meets 8 p.m., Legion Hall. Lake Placid Art League will have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Art League will have Open Studio'from 1-4 p.m. Bring your projects in whatever medium, to work in a friendly atmosphere. Cost is only $2 per session. Call Pat Keesling, 699-2058. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays cards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me Alanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a self-help group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Meetings held first and third Mondays at 8 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. Butler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational Church. For information call Heartland area helpline (863) 683-0630. More information on other meetings and events at www.naflheartland.org. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Highlands County Branch meets 7 p.m. third Monday for a general meeting at Sebring Chamber of Commerce, 227 U.S. 27 North, Sebring. For information, call All Hinson at 399-2243, Rev. Robert Walker at 414-6474 or Davette Thompson at (312) 543-5983.. National Association of Retired Veteran Railway Employees (NARVRE) meets at 11:30 a.m. third Monday fromOctober through May at Homer's Smorgasbord in Sebring.All current and retired railroad employees and their spouses are invited to attend. For more details, call Jerry at 441-4418. 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. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. Smoke-free environment. For more details, call 4713557. Sebring Historical Society open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. For information, call 471-2522. Sebring Optimist Club meets at 6:15 p.m. first and third Mondays at Jim's house. For details, call Jim Harrison at381-9767 or Gabriel Read at 453-2859. Sebring Moose Club 2259 serves beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Women of the Moose meets at 7 p.m. third Monday for a business meeting, snacks and trivia pursuit. For details, call 6553920. Sebring Women of the Moose has a business meeting at 7 p.m. at the lodge, 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 382-8782. 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. For details, call 6591019. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 meets 7 p.m. third Monday, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring.TUESDAY Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discussion and Twelve Step study at noon, Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available south of old church. 8 & 40 Salon 687 Call Betty Darmer, 465-2272, for details. Alzheimer's/Dementia Seminar held at 11 a.m. every fourth Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid. Also sponsored by Nurse on Call. Covers common signs of dementia, coping and care giving tips, disease management, organizations, etc. Call 465-0568. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard and euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For details, call 4657940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Hot dogs served. Happy Hour 4-6 p.m. Call 471-1448. Audubon Chapter meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at the Masonic Lodge, downtown Lake Placid on the corner of Main and Park. Bring a covered dish to share, utensils and plates, at 6:30 p.m. or come at 7:30 p.m. for presentations by guest speaker. The public is invited. Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 156 meets from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St., AvonPark. Boys ages 11-17 are eligible to join. For details, call 452-2385. AvonPark Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Beta Sigma Phi, Xi Nu Sigma Chapter of Avon Park, meets the second and fourth Tuesday each month in the members home. Call president Mary Joinerr at 382-4488 or vice president Linda Webster at 385-1124. 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. For details, contact Celebrate Recovery coordinator Pam Sim by calling 453-3345, ext. 106. The Computer Club at Buttonwood Bay meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month November through March. We invite anyone interested in expanding their computer knowledge to attend the Buttonwood Bay Bytes Computer Club meeting. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. G2G (Grandparent to Grandparent) a support group to help grandparents raising grandchildren, meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at One Hope United, 7195 S. George Blvd., Sebring. Call 214-9009. Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus meets from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Sebring High School Music Room, Sebring. All men who enjoy singing are invited. Reading music is not required. Call 471-2294 or 386-5098. Highlands County Quilt Guild meets first and third Tuesday, St. Agnes Episcopal Church, Sebring. Call Lynn Ullinn for meeting times at 314-0557 or e-mail luckyduck@mymailstation.com Highlands Senior Center Bingo every Tuesday 6-9 p.m. at 3400 Sebring Parkway. Doors open at 4 p.m. Cards on sale at 5 p.m.; games start at 6 p.m. Great snack bar. For more information, call 3860752. Highlands Tea Party meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Homer'sRestaurant, 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 382-0312. Knights of Columbus Council 5441 meets 8 p.m. every second and fourth Tuesday at Knights of Columbus Hall, 900 U.S. 27 N., Sebring. For details, call 385-0987. Lake Placid Art League has classes in Parchment Embossing from 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant. For information, call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Art League Woodcarvers will have Focus on Airbrushing from 1-4 p.m. and Open Carving from 5-8 p.m. at the Art League, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. Call Norm Pelland, 465-5510, or Ken Lorant, 699-0172. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Happy hour is from 2-5 p.m. Card games at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Grief Support (Hope Hospice) meets at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, with Charlie Stroup. Refreshments served. Door prize given. Call 465-0568. Lake Placid Jaycees meets 7:30 p.m., Jaxson's. Board meeting, 6:30 p.m. Call Joe Collins, 655-5545, for details. Lake Placid Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. (6 p.m. for dinner)the second Tuesday each month at Herons Garden, 501 US 27 North, Lake Placid. Call Jeanne at 699-0743. Lake Placid Women of the Moose has a business meeting at 7:30 p.m. the fourth Tuesday at the lodge. Lorida Community Club meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lorida Community Center to plan events. Masonic Lodge meets 8 p.m., 106 N. Main St., Lake Placid. Nar-Anon Support Group for family members or friends of someone with a drug problem or addiction. Nar-Anon helps attain serenity and a more normal life for those affected by the addictions of loved ones, regardless of whether or not he/she has stopped using. 6 p.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Chuch of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday at Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 W.Avon Blvd. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidgeIntergroup.c om. For details, call 382-7731. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details, call 4654888. Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) offers a full range of volunteer opportunities for people age 55 and over. RSVPmeets on the fourth Tuesday each month, 10 a.m., at the Highlands Little Theatre. Please join us for coffee and to learn more about current volunteer opportunities in Highlands County. Any interested and enrolled volunteers are invited to attend. For mor e information call Kris Schmidt, coordinator, RSVP, at 7847189. Rotary Club of Sebring (Noon) meets at noon at the Sebring Civic Center, near the library in downtown Sebring. For information, call 385-3829 or 471-9900. Sebring Bridge Club will have Duplicate Bridge games every Tuesday evening. If interested in playing Duplicate Bridge, call 385-8118. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 plays darts, beginning with sign in at 6 p.m. Games start at 6:30 p.m. No experience necessary. Cost is $2. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves soft shell tacos 5 7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing. Euchre is played at 6:30 p.m. For details, call 6553920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. at 333 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, number and message. SertomaClub meets at 7 a.m. at Dee's Restaurant, Sebring. For details, call Scot t 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 Communit y Bible Church, 1400 CR-17A N., AvonPark. Meeting is at 4:45 p.m. For details, call 4521093. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, plays darts 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 has sandwiches at 5 p.m. and Franke from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. Page 12BNews-SunSunday, November 20, 2011www.newssun.com DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 11/6,13,20,27; 0 0 0 1 3 6 3 7 KIFFLE KITCHEN; 3.639"; 5"; Black; 11/11,13,18,20; 0 0 0 1 3 7 8 8 Continued from page 11B COMMUNITYCALENDAR CROSSWORDSOLUTION Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and

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DearAbby: Late last winter, a sheriff called to tell me that my daughter “Amy” had been found standing, bruised and battered, on a street corner in upstate New York. Her arm had been broken. He was convinced that the man she was living with had beaten her and kicked her outside to freeze. Her sister (my other daughter) paid to put her up in a hotel for the night. My husband and I were convinced early on in this relationship that this monster was determined to have us support him financially, because he would leave us long, threatening messages demanding money, or else our daughter would be “homeless.” Amy moved back in with him, and I heard from her sister that the creep was bringing other women home for sex. It raised my hopes that Amy would give up on him. Instead, she became pregnant. Now Amy is hurt that I don’t call her and share in this exciting event. When I try to explain how I feel, she tells me, “It’s not about YOU, Mom.” She’s right. It’s about the baby. I am ashamed to not be able to change this baby’s future. What can I do? — Paralyzed With Fear Out West DearParalyzed: Make every effort to prevent your daughter and grandchild from becoming isolated from your family. Some abusers deliberately impregnate their victims in order to keep them dependent. Keep the contact and the conversation going, so that when Amy finally realizes that her boyfriend is a danger not only to her but also to her baby, she can come to you for help. DearAbby: What would you say is the difference between a friendship and an emotional affair? — Unhappy Wife in Pennsylvania DearUnhappy Wife: Afriendship is a relationship in which the spouse feels included. An emotional affair is one during which the spouse writes to Dear Abby and signs her question “Unhappy.” DearAbby: We have two children, ages 9 and 6, and live in Northern California. We’ll be traveling to Southern California soon to attend my cousin’s wedding. We’ll be staying with my parents. My three unmarried adult siblings will be coming from out-of-state to attend the wedding. My brother “Ray” is a clear favorite with my kids. He visits often and showers them with attention, gifts and outings. He loves them dearly, but when he’s around he consumes all of their attention. I feel bad for my parents and other siblings — especially my sister, who doesn’t get to see them often and feels she can’t compete with the gifts and rough-house gameplaying. Do you have any suggestions for how I might temper the kids’enthusiasm for Uncle Ray on this trip, so others get to have meaningful bonding time with their nephew and niece, whom they rarely see? — Marilyn in San Francisco DearMarilyn: Enlist Ray’s help with this and start talking with your children NOWabout the special relationships you had with your parents and your siblings while growing up. Share funny stories, which will make them more “real” to the kids. Talk about the qualities that make each of your family members special, and be sure to mention how much your parents and ALL your siblings care about them. Then arrange in advance one or more activities they can enjoy together that do not include Ray. That would be some steps in the right direction. 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. Abby shares more than 100 of her favorite recipes in two booklets: Abbys Favorite RecipesŽ and More Favorite Recipes by Dear Abby.Ž Send a business-size, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $12 (U.S. funds) to: Dear Abby „ Cookbooklet Set, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. (Postage is included in price.) www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 20, 2011Page 13B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 11/18/11 p/u; 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 9 3 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 11/20,27; 0 0 0 1 4 1 4 9 DIVERSIONS PAIROPTIONSBy D. GAGLIARDO AND C.C. BURNIKEL ACROSS 1 Gut feeling 6 Vegging out 10 Bratz product 14 "Ain't happening" 19 Receive useful information about 21 "East of Eden" director Kazan 22 French story 23 Ring from Chuck Berry? 25 Bizarre 26 "Off the Court" author 27 Willingly 28 Lummox 29 Small batteries 31 Frat party purchase 32 Tiny decathlon entrant? 37 Writer who worked on Friday? 40 Monopolize 41 Bank features 42 Nueve menos ocho 43 Off! ingredient 47 Duck, say 50 Cybermemos 54 Contest for a free night at the inn? 58 Respite 59 "Flash of Genius" actor Alan 60 Entrance 61 See eye to eye 62 Lofty home 63 Tex-Mex snacks 65 World leader who said "Every little thing counts in a crisis" 68 __-en-Provence, France 70 Homer's neighbor 71 Trait of a gentleman in training? 76 "That's it!" 78 Downed 79 Pass 80 Party catchphrase 83 Like frat parties 85 Timbuktu's land 88 [Oh my God!] 90 "Star Trek: T.N.G." counselor 91 Potent start? 92 Show that makes teens cringe? 96 Lipton rival 98 "Bummer" 99 Small monkey 100 Summer overseas 101 Perp's cover 103 "Uh-uh" 105 Grannies 107 Fixture that refunds money for unused time? 115 Affair twosome? 116 General on a menu 117 Dull finish? 118 Worm, often 119 Egg cell 123 Perp's cover 125 Mess hall handout? 129 9 to 5, e.g. 130 "The Neverending Story" author 131 Some bed makers 132 Offspring 133 "Agreed!" 134 Spanish cordial 135 Letter-shaped opening DOWN 1 Tourist city SE of New Delhi 2 Metros and Prizms, at first 3 Longing 4 Grow fond of 5 __ carte 6 Hindi is a subgroup of it 7 12-time All-Star Jeter 8 Bath sponge 9 Photographer's order: Abbr. 10 Morning brew order 11 Norwegian king, 995-1000 12 Rap name adjective 13 "Deck the Halls" sequence 14 Some anchors 15 Suffix with Capri 16 Verse often about nature 17 Fairy tale baddies 18 Divisive element 20 Attending a Dodgers home game, say 24 Tenant 30 Google revenue source 33 Prynne's stigma 34 "I Feel Bad About My Neck" author Ephron 35 Abbr. on a shingle 36 Neapolitan song title opening 37 Boxer who held titles at four different weights 38 __ Gay 39 What-eats-what orders 44 Wraps up by 45 Tokyo, before 1868 46 Govt. security 48 Fine-tune 49 Special effects technique, briefly 51 Gets jealous 52 "Night" author Wiesel 53 Vehicle on a Christmas card, perhaps 55 Half a fish 56 Central Utah city 57 Average 62 Rink maneuver 64 Our Gang assent 66 Covering up 67 Golfer Gary Player's homeland: Abbr. 69 Place to be 72 Pixar fish 73 "Let __!" 74 One way to cope 75 Drilling gp. 76 Like Mr. X 77 Main website page 81 Main artery 82 Evenings, in ads 84 George Harrison learned it in the '60s 86 Rack up 87 Bar code? 89 __-fi 92 Big pipes 93 "Gracias" reply 94 High-fiber fruit 95 "Ladies dancing" carol contingent 97 Joy 102 Was gaga over 104 Got a grip 106 Kitchen drawers? 107 Dreads 108 Big name in supplemental insurance 109 Last Supper question 110 Brief interview? 111 "Family Matters" nerd 112 Civilian garb 113 Ohio natives 114 Divulge 120 Concealing garb 121 Erase 122 Has to 124 Short life story? 126 "Wheel of Fortune" buy 127 FDR home loan org. 128 ER staff member Solution on page 12B There’s an old hymn that instructs us to count our blessings…naming them one by one. This develops an attitude of praise and gratitude for those people and situations that bring us joy. But, it isn’t just this thankful attitude that is important. Like faith, gratitude needs an object of integrity and genuineness to cling to. Otherwise, it’s just empty words without power. God is the only one worthy of our faith, trust and gratitude. With him as our center, our actions will demonstrate the attitude of our hearts and minds. At this season of Thanksgiving, my relationship with God the Father through God the Son, Jesus Christ, and the joy of the Holy Spirit indwelling me tops my list. Closely following is my husband and our children and grandchildren, our parents, brothers, sisters and the rest of our extended family and friends. The list is endless as I contemplate God’s protection, guidance and provision at every bend in life’s road. I love knowing I belong to God and he belongs to me. And, God’s words of instruction aren’t only there to enlighten me; but, this unique Word is living and practically touches every aspect of daily living. My enthusiastic response is gratitude. Recently while reading in The Word in Life Study Bible published by Thomas Nelson, Inc., I came across some study notes that grouped together several Scriptures. They portrayed clearly the practicality of the Bible and its instructions for living the Christian life – a life of joy and peace — the abundant life Jesus spoke of. These verses are directed to believers who are new creations in him. Through his transforming power within, new character traits are budding. His instructions give the necessary nourishment to turn buds into blooms. When depending on him, we learn to love in self-sacrificing, encouraging ways. Fruit develops through God’s presence within us; such as, love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Our minds are transformed and directed toward good thoughts that emphasize truth, purity and virtue. At last, we are to clothe ourselves with tender mercies, humility, forgiveness, thanksgiving, and songs of praise. All of these things touch on the practicality of living the Christian life in Christ’s power. When we apply them to relationships, finances, decision making, entertainment, family life and more, we see how the ordinary can become extraordinary. And I love what it says in Galatians 5:22b, “Against such there is no law.” Put faith into practice with thanksgiving. Selah Jan Merop is a News-Sun correspondent. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun staff. Thanksgiving put into practice Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) — Aries, walk with your head held high because you are willing to stick to your convictions. It isn’t often that people are brave enough to be leaders, not followers. Taurus (Taurus (April 21-May 21) — Taurus, make a few early resolutions to get your finances back on track. This way you move into the new year with a solid financial foundation. Gemini (May 22-June 21) — Gemini, be a little more assertive this week than you’re used to being. It will take some extra reinforcement to get your point across to the people who need to hear it. Cancer(June 22-July 22) — Cancer, you’re falling slowly into a situation that could take awhile to get out of. You may want to think on the next few decisions you make. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) — Leo, you have many choices and the question is which route to take. If you seek the advice of Aquarius you just may come up with the answers you need. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) — You may have to go find yourself, Virgo. It’s OK if you don’t initially recognize what defines you because now you have the opportunity to try all new things. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Libra, picture yourself with the wind in your hair because soon you may embark on a wild adventure that will take you to different places you always aspired to see. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Scorpio, when others seek answers, they oftentimes end up at you r doorstep. That’s because you’ve become a rock friends and family can rely on. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) — Sagittarius, family members urge you to cut a trip short, but you may not be ready to return to reality just yet. Enjoy you r vacation. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 20) — Capricorn, you are a bit misunderstood, but tha t doesn’t mean you aren’t acting the way you should. It’s perfectly fine to march to a different drummer. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18 ) — Aquarius, speak you r mind, even if others believe you sound foolish. In the near future, they will realize you told the truth and they should have been on board. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Pisces, sometimes sadness has to be embraced before the happy moments can return, Think about this for the next few days. Famous birthdaysNov. 20: Joe Biden, U.S. Vice President, 69; Nov. 21: Goldie Hawn, Actress, 66; Nov. 22: Jamie Lee Curtis, Actress, 53; Nov. 23: Miley Cyrus, Singer, 19; Nov. 24: Katherine Heigl, Actress, 33; Nov. 25: Amy Grant, Singer, 51; Nov. 26: Tina Turner, Singer, 72. Be more assertive this week, Gemini Parents must maintain contact with daughter needing support Pause And Consider Jan Merop Snapshots Dear Abby

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LIVING 14B PAGE Inside This Section Arts & Entertainment5B Chalk Talk11B Community Calendar11B Crossword13B Dear Abby13B Horoscope13B Movie Review9B Watershed News10B News-Sun Sunday, November 20, 2011 This Thanksgiving, create a day your flock will be grateful for with our cute crafts, easy activities and hilarious games for all ages.— Deborah Way/Disney FamilyFun Magazine Photos by Kate Sears/Disney FamilyFun Magazine Keep the kids entertained with this less-mess version of the classic dried-bean mosaic craft. For each mosaic, adhere a sheet of double-sided mounting adhesive to the center of a sheet of card stock. (You can find mounting sheets in the scrapbook section of craft stores. We used Therm o Web PeelnStick.) Expose the front of the sheet and have kids press on dried navy beans, lentils, split peas and other dried legumes and grains. When the picture is complete, sprinkle a generous amount of cornmeal all over the mosaic: the small pieces will coat any remaining exposed adhesive. Flip the mosaic upright over a piece of scrap paper and gently shake it to remove any excess cornmeal. Transform plastic bottles into sweet corncob luminarias that can light the way to your family's feast.Each lantern is made from two plastic bottles: a 1-liter and a slightly smaller 24-ounce. For the corncob top, cut the bottom inch from the 24-ounce bottle (an adult’s job), and retain the top section. Cut a sheet of yellow tissue paper to wrap around the top section with some overlap and with about 3 inches of excess at the top. Use a paintbrush to cover the bottle with decoupage glue (we used Mod Podge), then carefully roll the bottle in the tissue paper, as shown. You may need to add more decoupage glue to the neck. When the glue is dry, fringe the excess paper at the top to resemble corn silk. On a plate, stir a bit of yellow paint into a puddle of white paint. Make a hand-size loop of bubble packaging and tape it together. Pat the bubble wrap into the paint, then onto the bottle to create rows of kernels, as shown. For the base, cut the bottom 2 inches from the 1-liter bottle (an adult’s job). Discard the top. Use decoupage glue and a paintbrush to cover the base with small, overlapping pieces of green tissue paper. Cut four green tissue paper husks about 4 inches wide and 8 inches tall. Adhere them to the base with a glue stick. Pour about 1/2cup of rice or sand into the base and add a battery-operated tea light. Set the corncob top into the base. Those red things that dangle from a turkey's head are just plain funny. Our version is sure to elicit gobbles and giggles, but it also serves as a festive game piece in our Thanksgiving version of the card game spoons. For each snood, you’ll need a paint stirrer (we painted ours orange). For a beak, cut a triangle from yellow felt and trim the corners of the shortest side as shown below. Cut an elongated blob shape from red felt for the snood (you can download our templates at FamilyFun.com/magazine). Draw two angled lines of tacky glue near the top end of the stirrer. Crease the triangle as shown and place it on the glue. Hold the felt in place with binder clips until the felt stays put, about 5 minutes. Remove the clips, glue on the snood, and replace the clips. Allow all the glue to dry. Snood Game Rules In this version of the card game spoons, you grab a snood instead of a spoon and hold it in front of your face. The object is to collect four cards of one kind (four twos, say, or four kings) and not to be the person left without a snood. To begin, place the snoods (one fewer than the number of players) in the center of the table within grabbing reach of all players. Each player is dealt four cards. The dealer keeps the deck. The dealer picks a card from the deck, then discards one card from his hand, sliding it facedown to the player to his left. That player takes it, picks one card from his hand and passes it to his left. Each player in turn does the same, as quickly as possible. Each person should have four cards in his hand at all times. The player to the right of the dealer places discarded cards in a pile to his left to be used by the dealer when the original deck is used up. Play continues until one player has four of a kind, at which time he takes a snood on a stick from the pile and holds it in front of his face. The others race to grab the remaining snoods. The player who ends up empty-handed gets an "S." The snoods are returned to the center of the table, and the game resumes. As players complete the word snood, they're out. The winner is the last remaining player. These soft, stuffed turkey legs can easily be made in multiples. Use them instead of a ball in games of catch, keepaway and hot potato. Have players wear oven mitts for an extra challenge.For each leg, you’ll need a roughly 9-inch length of a 1/2inch wood dowel or stick. Cut quilt batting (we used fiberfill) into large pieces. Wrap the pieces over one end of the dowel, using masking tape to secure them, and gradually form the rounded part of the drumstick. Cut an adult-size brown sock just below the heel. Pull the sock over the batting. Trim any excess from the sock, and use masking tape to cinch and seal the sock around the dowel. Form two 1-inch-wide balls from aluminum foil, and tape them to the end of the dowel. Wrap the exposed dowel with more foil to fatten it, then cover all of the foil with masking tape. These artful gobblers are circles cut from cereal boxes. Start by tracing four small, round objects, such as a jar lid, a bottle of tacky glue, a dime and a quarter, onto a flattened cereal box. Our circles range in size from 5/8inch to 2 inches. Cut out the circles. Snip tail feathers into the largest circle, as shown. Cut one of the medium-size circles in half for wings. Use a hole punch to create tiny circles for eyes. Cut a triangular beak from a yellow section of the box and cut a tiny half-circle from red for the snood. Stack and adhere the pieces with tacky glue. Add a self-adhesive pin back when the glue is dry. Tissue paper Glue-covered bottle 3 inches Bubble packaging Tissuecovered bottleTrim corners from a felt triangle Crease and glue