The news-sun
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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
Physical Description: v. : ill. ;
Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 11-25-2011
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Sebring (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Lake Placid
United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Avon Park
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
Numbering Peculiarities: Each day's issues carry distinct numbering schemes, <1997>.
General Note: Also published for Avon Park.
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C M Y K B y CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comSEBRING Pretty much everyone knows today is Black Friday, considered by many to be the busiest shopping day of the year. Because Black Friday benefits mostly big box stores and large chains, however, smaller local businesses are fighting back with their second Shop Small Saturday. Please shop small business, Vickie Jarvis said Tuesday. She owns Frames and Images on the Historic Circle in Sebring. If you shop locally, 75 percent of what you spend stays in the community, as opposed to about only 3 percent in you shop in a big box. Extra advantages are easier parking, no crowds and no pushing. There are other reasons to think local, she added. Small businesses have much better customer service. F riday-Saturday, November 25-26, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 139 | 50 cents 079099401001 H ighLow 79 58C omplete Forecast PAGE 12A Partly sunny and beautiful F orecast Question: Are you surprised the super c ommittee was u nable to reach an agreement? Next question: Are you planning to spend more this holiday shopping season than you did last year? www.newssun .comMake your voice heard at O nline Obituaries Mary Rector Age 65, of Lake Placid Ina Reineke Age 87, of Lake Placid Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 0% No 100% Total votes: 42 Classifieds9A Community Briefs2A Dear Abby11B Editorial & Opinion4A Healthy Living5B Lottery Numbers2A Movie Review/Times11B Religion7B Sports On TV2B Sudoku Puzzle11B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and WAUCHULA STATE BANK; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, #2 front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 2 2 9 9 7 7 PAGE12BNEWS-SUNHighlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 w ww.newssun .com Avon Park runs away w ith big win over Sebring in battle of arch-rivalsSP ORTS, 1BRivals collide By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comAVON PARK Aproposed new charter, still very much a work in progress, outlines a suggested structure of city government and the roles to be played by its elected officials and city staff. These provisions are now being examined by an appointed advisory board. That board will then send the proposed to the city council, and the city council in turn will send the charter to the voters who will have the final say. What is not covered by the city charter would be established by ordinance. Some of the proposals are already in place and have been for some time. For example, the city will continue to have a city council and city manager. The division of labor designates the council to set general policy, while the manager administers those policies. The council will remain composed of five members, of whom one is elected by the public to serve as mayor. The council elects a deputy mayor from among their members. Terms of office will be for three years, all members will be voted for city wide in non-partisan elections. A look at Avon Parks proposed city charter News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Lester Roberts of the Avon Park city charter advisory committee contemplates unintended consequences during the first meeting of the committee last week. See PROPOSED, page 8A B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comS EBRING In a convoluted discussion involving accusations from both sides, the Board of CountyC ommissioners heard a list of complaints from Preston H. Colby cons idering alleged wrongdoing at the county landfill. Central to the discussion was Automotive Shredder Residue (ASR also known as fluff that is b eing used as landfill cover by the landfill, but according to commission m inutes was banned from use in 1998. Helms started the discussion with a recap of the interaction between Colby and county staff concerning t he agenda request and tallied the amount of public records requests t hat have come in from just Colby over the past month. e have had 136 e-mails, 69 different responses, and 26 phone calls discussing public records requests. A nd this has all happened since Oct. 14, Helms said. C ommissioners expressed their concern with the amount of work staff has had to do and stressed thatC olby had to focus on just one subject to communicate effectively. My concern is ... are the county employees operating properly? Elwell said. The problem we have, Colby raises flak over fluff at landfill Use of Automotive Shredder Residue w as banned by county in 1998 S ee COLBY, page 5A By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c hristopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID After three hours of debateT uesday afternoon, with specifics still to be resolved, t he towns Recreation Commission decided to charge a flat user fee for any use of town parks. Park users would buy a p ermit at town hall and receive a laminated card or other proof of payment. This would have to be shown to league officials of organizeds ports in order to register. Participants in unorganized sports, however, would also need to have the permit to use a park including riding a bicycle, using a boat ramp, walking a dog, playing a pick-up game of basketball or soccer. The police would be asked to check for permits, especially at pick-up games or from individual users. LP eyes flat user fee for park use Everyone using a park would need proof of payment See PARK, page 3A Shopping small Local stores hope to benefit from holiday rush, too N ews-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Early shoppers browse the locally owned stores in Sebring. Saturday is the second annual Shop Small Business Day. See SHOP, page 8A


C M Y K Page 2ANews-SunFriday, November 25, 2011www.newssun.com pub block; 5.542"; 4.5"; Black; publishers block; 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 8 0 0 3 3 4 4 Nov. 19 3517243453x:5Next jackpot $34 millionNov. 16 102434373945x:4 Nov. 12 31115223738x:2 Nov. 22 29282935 Nov. 21 34172729 Nov. 20 1021272829 Nov. 19 815183334 Nov. 22 (n 5394 Nov. 22 (d 5651 Nov. 21 (n 5531 Nov. 21 (d 4367 Nov. 22(n 51 8 Nov. 22 (d 671 Nov. 21(n 980 Nov. 21 (d 903 Nov. 22 518224321 Nov. 18 1112283912 Nov. 15 34123513 Nov. 11 41519424 Nov. 19 916172830 PB: 11 PP: 3Next jackpot $20 millionNov. 16 1322253951 PB: 28 PP: 2 Nov. 12 435365156 PB: 8 PP: 5 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d daytime drawing, (n nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball PP: Power Play Lottery Center Caladium Co-op offers two new classesL AKE PLACID The Caladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative will offer two new classes for adults Free Form Clay and Crafts, taught by artist and crafter Jeni Novak. The adult class will be on Mondays from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. The fee fore ach class is $8 for members and $9 for non-members. Clay may be purchased from the instructor. The cost of firing will varyb y size. The craft class will be on Thursdays from 9 a.m.u ntil 12 p.m. The fee for this class is $11 for members and $12 for non-mem-b ers .The supply fee is $10 and kits are available. N ovak has taught art in various mediums for more than 30 years so if youd ecide to enjoy an Art or Craft Experience she w ould love to share her talents with you. Call the Co-op at 6995940 or visit the website, www.caladiumarts.org.Womans Club to host antiquea ppraisalS EBRING On Saturday, Dec. 3, from 1-4 p .m. the GFWC Womans Club of Sebring, 4260 Lakeview Drive, will be h osting an Antique Appraisal. Jim and Jody Dow of the Furniture Doctors will be evaluating and assessingt he value of your antiques. The cost is $10 for only one appraisal item. The seating is limited to the first 75 people, so get yourr eservations in ASAP. Mail your check payable t o the Womans Club of Sebring, Inc., and mail to:P .O. Box 8174, Sebring FL 33872. Refreshments will be served. For more information, phone 402-5631 or3 82-0824. Social Security offices closed FridaySEBRING On Friday, all Social Security field offices, including the Sebring office, will be closed to the public. Employees who work the day after Thanksgiving willf ocus on backlog reduction. Members of the public can find many services and get up-to-date information online atw ww.socialsecurity.gov or by calling (800 (TTY1-800-325-0778).Skylarks Orchestra play at Dance ClubSEBRING The Highlands Social Dance Club hosts ballroom danc-i ng from 7-9:30 p.m. Friday at the Senior Center on Sebring Parkway. Dancet he night away to the music of the Skylarks Orchestra. All club dances are open t o the public. Appropriate dress required. S nack bar opens at 6 p.m. Admission is $5 for members and $7 for non-m embers. For more information, c all 385-6671.Caladium Co-op extends Fridayh oursLAKE PLACID The C aladium Arts and Crafts Cooperative, 132 Interlake Blvd., will stay open toa ccommodate shoppers the evening of Friday until 9 p .m. Enjoy hot chocolate and cookies while you shop and take advantage of t he Co-ops free lay-a-way and gift wrapping.Johnstons help with ballroom danceLAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Ballroom Dancers will have profes-s ional deejays Mike and Peg Johnston presenting t he very best of ballroom dance music at their dancef rom 6-9 p.m. Saturday at the Eastside Christian Church fellowship hall. The Johnstons will have a showcase dance demonstra-t ion at half-time featuring Stan Sheppard with his partner Hyeyong Tamluin. They will demonstrate three rhythm dancesi ncluding the West Coast Swing. CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Continued on page 5A Courtesy photo Destination Downtown Community Christmas Carolingb egins at6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9 at 125 N. Ridgewood Drive ( off the circle) in front of Wild Artist Jewelry. All people w ho like to sing Christmas carols are invited to join The Voices of Unity as they celebrate the season and support S ebrings independent downtown businesses. This fourth a nnual event gathers and sings on the sidewalks every D ecember during the second Friday monthly Destination Downtown Sebring Event (5-8 p.m.Caroling will start at 6 p.m. outside of the store and will stay in that location. Hot apple cider and pot luck holiday treats will be served. Lyric sheets and music provided by Adam Ray. For information call 243-9550. Carolers wanted in Sebring Special to the News-SunResidents will be seeing m ore smoke columns during the winter dry season. T he Florida Forest Service provides burn authorizations to land man-a gers, ranchers and farmers to burn for the following r easons: Ranchers and dairy farmers use prescribed burn-i ng to increase the diversity and structure of vegetation to benefit wildlife and maint ain livestock production. Ranchers burn during the c old months in order to prepare the land for grazing during the spring and summer months. Farmers burn between c rops. Fire burns the stubble of the crop after it has been harvested. The fire also enriches the soil and helps combat disease, insects and weeds. The ability of farmers t o burn sugar cane is significant. Burning before harv esting allows more efficient sugar cane harvesting in the field and improves sugar quality and recovery in the factory. Land clearing companies pile the dead vegetation and burn it instead of hauling it. Burning reduces the overall cost to the homeb uilder. Land managers who manage large parcels of landf or private landowners or federal, state and local gove rnment agencies, use prescribe fire to manage their land. T he fire cleans the forest floor of leaf litter allowing n ew growth to sprout. Citrus growers pile burns for pruning and clean-i ng the orange groves. Burning, as opposed to hauling the debris to landfill, r educes the product cost to the consumer. V egetation goes into a dormant state during the cold months, turning the lush green into a dry brown. The cold and dry north winda llows an opportunity to use the cooler temperatures and lower humidity following cold fronts to their favor. November to June marks the dry season for Florida. There is a brief window int hese six months that allow ranchers, sugar cane farmers a nd land mangers an opportunity to burn before burn restrictions due to wildfire activity could go into effect. If the winter cold frontsb ring enough rain to temper wildfire conditions and wildfire activity remains normal or below, burn restrictions may not be nec-e ssary. Smoke columns to be common during winter months B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comS EBRING When passing the gavel for the Highlands County Board of County Commissioners, it is usually a forgone conclusion that the vice-chair will be on the receiving end, but in anu nusual move, Commissioner Greg Harris nominated someone else. And that person in turn passed the leadership symbol with his own nomination leaving Commissioner Jack Richiew ith the hot potato when the vote went off. ell, this is kind of a surprise, I wast prepared for this, Richie said when theu nanimous vote came back to make him chairman. It started in the usual way, with a thank-you-f or-allowing-me-toserve speech from 2011 chair Barbara Stewart. But then Don Elwell asked if Harris, who is employed at the Highlands County YMCA, wouldh ave enough time to serve as chair. Harris agreed readily and nominated Elwell for the chair position. Elwell countered with the same reasoning, that he was employed at Alan Jay Automotive as director of marketinga nd public relations. H e suggested that Richie might better s erve the community and made the nomi nation. Richie won with a unanimous written vote, and accepted the mantle, and the gavel, with humbleness. I will try to do my best here, Richie said. Elwell became vice-chair on a 3-2 written vote. Richie surprised to be named county commission chairman Richie The News-Sun would like to remind the readers that the names listed below reflect those who have been charged with a crime, but they are all innocent until proven guilty by a court of law. If anyone listed here is acquitted or has charges dropped, they can bring in proof of such decision or mail a copy to the paper and the News-Sun will be happy to report that information. The News-Sun is at 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL 33870. The following people were booked into the Highlands County Jail on Tuesday, Nov. 22: Wendy Marie Barnett, 35, of Sebring, was charged for trespassing property, not structure or conveyance. Michael Alexander Brown, 18, of Sebring, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; possession of cocaine; and possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. Vincente Chaidez, 33, of Fort Meade, was charged with possession of drug equipment and/or use; possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell or manufacture; and delivering methamphetamine. Luis Cugnca Cuadrado, 44, of Lake Placid, was charged on a Dade County warrant for using anothers credit card, two counts; Dade County warrant for possession of stolen driver license; Dade County warrant for resisting officer without violence; and Dade County warrant for grand theft. Jayson Dan Kalinowski, 29, of Lake Placid, was committed for an out-of-county warrant for non-payment of child support. Humberto Gabriel Lara, 32, of Lakeland, was charged for driving while license suspended, first offense. Robert Christopher Long, 25, of Babson Park, was charged with possession of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of church or business; trafficking in methamphetamine; and possession of drug equipment and/or use. Victorano Lopez Gomez, 24, of Wauchula, was charged for operating motor vehicle without valid license. Claudio Ramirez Martinez, 46, of Lake Placid, was charged for driving while license suspended, first offense. Steven Ray Massey, 33, of Lake Placid, was charged for possession of marijuana, not more than 20 grams. Ted Allen Maxine, 26, of Lake Placid, was charged with burglary of a dwelling; burglary of a conveyance, four counts; criminal mischief; burglary of a structure, seven counts; grand theft, three counts; and grand theft of motor vehicle. Kristen Nicole Moistner, 29, of Sebring, was charged with domestic violence or battery. Jesse Lee Personette, 24, of Sebring, was sentenced to 30 days for reckless driving, subsequent offense. James Gordon Scott, 48, of Sebring, was sentenced to 10 days for domestic violence or battery, second or subsequent offense. Alfred Guy Snow, 56, of Sebring, was charged for theft from a person 65 years of age or older. Daryl Gene Taylor, 48, of Sebring, was sentenced to 30 days for driving while license suspended, habitual offender. Gisell Trespalacios, 28, of Homestead, was charged for driving while license suspended, habitual offender. Dale Brose White, 64, of Sebring, was charged for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. POLICEBLOTTER GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, November 25, 2011Page 3A I NFINITY MARKETING, INC.; 11.25"; 12"; Black; 11/18,25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 1 1 0 0 2 2 W hen it came to enforcement, Jon Million, chairman of the Commission, suggested that a warning be issued first in the case of non-com-p liance, then a fine and ultimately banishment from the p ark. Asuggested seasonal fee of $30 per person was sug-g ested, but members wanted to get a better idea of actual c osts as yet no one really knows what those are. ere getting there, but w e dont have the numbers. I dont believe the parks cost as much as the council thinks, commission member Laura Teal said. The hope is to keep the fee l ow, maybe even $10 a seas on. The more people who r equire user permits, the less the permits will cost. Two factors are behind this user fee movement town budget shortfalls and the issue of fairness. The town council has made it clear citizens have to pay a greater share. City Clerk Arlene Tuck told the Commission, (Town councilor Steve) Bastardi wants the entire cost cove red. C ommissioners felt strongly that organized athletics w as now paying too much of the costs. S ome leagues provide up t o 90 percent of a playing fields maintenance through the donation of time and effort by volunteers, C ommissioner Andy Russell s aid. Million agreed, saying, organized sports is carrying t he load. T he issue is far from d ecided. The Commission began the process of examini ng the proposed ordinance l ine by line Tuesday, and will c ontinue the process at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29 at town hall. Continued from page 1A N ews-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY Lake Placid Recreation Commissioners Todd Moore (leftoposed park user fee ordinance during the Commissions special meeting. Park user fee in Lake Placid may be set at a flat rate By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY c hristopher.tuffley@newssun.comA VON PARK City Manager Julian Deleon announced late Tuesday afternoon that Maria Sutherland has been namedA dministrative Services Director and John King is the new Public SafetyD irector. Neither appointment is a surprise, Deleon having said he hoped to pro-m ote from within. The appointments have to b e approved by the city council, but its endorsement is not in doubt. A s Public Safety Director, King will oversee the police a nd fire departments. Deleon said, King brings more than 30 years of law enforcement experience, and has further expanded hisk nowledge base of fire protection services by working closely with our fire depart-m ent. He has embraced the challenges ... and kept a positive outlook. S utherland will be overseeing the recreation departm ent, the airport and city hall. Reached Wednesday m orning, Sutherland said she was excited, very excite d and very optimistic. e have streamlined a lot and new employees have come on board with experience from the county. It is ap ositive change, she said. Another reason she looks forward to the future is that in the past her job descrip-t ion had grown without planning, responsibilities became part of the job description without being in the description, she said.N ow her duties are clearly laid out. Sutherland is also aware t hat success now rests on her shoulders. The liability is on me, she said. W ith the new city structure, she believes a better s ense of teamwork will evolve, making her work easier. D eleon announced at the same time that the positions o f Public Works Director and police lieutenant will remain vacant this fiscal year. Deleon continues to lead the public worksd epartment. Sutherland and King promoted in Avon Park King Sutherland K ing is Public Safety Director, Sutherland is Administrative Services Director TALLAHASSEE (APAsharply d ivided appellate court has blocked efforts by Florida legislative and education leaders to halt a lawsuit over state school funding. The 1st District Court of appeal on W ednesday also passed the issue on to the F lorida Supreme Court as a question of great public importance. T he 8-7 ruling came in a lawsuit filed b y p arents, students and two advocacy groups: Citizens for Strong Schools and Fund Education Now. They allege the state has failed to live u p to state constitutional requirements to prov ide a uniform, efficient, safe, secure and high quality system of free public schools. School funding lawsuit goes to next level


C M Y K .Indeed the more we learn about the development of the human brain the more apparent it is that early childhoode ducation is crucial to instilling lifelong learning habits. Brain connections develo p especially fast in the first three years of life in response to stimuli, such as someonet alking to, singing to, reading to or playing with the infant o r toddler, notes the Education Commission of the States. This brain develop-m ent continues at a high rate until around age 8 or 10 and t hen slows, suggesting there is an optimal time for certain cognitive functions to be acquired. Studies show that when i ntense language interaction starts as late as age 4, stud ents lag more than two years behind their age group in verbal skills, suggesting thatc hildren who start behind stay behind. Nearly a decade ago Floridians approved a state constitutional mandate that Every 4-year-old child in Florida shall be provided by the state a high-quality pre-k indergarten learning opportunity in the form of an early childhood development ande ducation program ... Floridas voluntary pre-K p rogram began in 2005, and today 6,238 providers, public and private, are serving1 65,000 4-year olds. Thats the good news. H eres the bad news. e do not have a highquality program in Florida, says Dave Lawrence, chair of the Childrens Movement ofF lorida. Its a shame. Children may be fast learne rs, when provided the opportunity, but state lawmakers are not. Despite evi-d ence that a dollar spent on e arly childhood intervention saves $7 later on in criminal justice costs (Floridas prisons being mainly populated by school dropouts), theL egislature has been hacking away at pre-K funding. ... This year the Childrens Movement of Florida is asking the Legislature to takes teps to ensure that existing pre-K programs are achieving the intended goal ofe nsuring that children especially low-income and at-risk children are readyt o learn by the time they arrive in kindergarten. F irst, the coalition wants the state to require an evidence-based curriculum fora ll pre-K schools, public and private. ... S econd, the Legislature should require preand postassessments of children attending pre-K schools. ... The combined estimated c ost of those two requirements would be about $13 m illion. Thats a small price to pay to help ensure that Floridas voluntary pre-Kp rogram is doing what it is s upposed to do: conditioning impressionable young minds to absorb a lifetime of learn-i ng. Page 4AN ews-SunF riday, November 25, 2011www.newssun.comANOTHERVIEWPOINTTODAYSLETTERS 2 227 U.S. 27 South Sebring, FL 33870 863-385-6155 N EWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comD AN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com A DVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com C IRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJ ANET EMERSONE xt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION Cost of good pre-K program a small price to pay It is a paradox of public education that by the time some children get to grade school it is already too late to begin to educate them Donation is business as usualEditor: Response to Millie Grimes ludicrous note: It is so easy to go out to a website and copy verbatim what they have printed. This information about ALEC came right off their front page. This is called infringement of copyright. As for the Koch brothers starting and supporting the Tea Party, I wish Mille would come up with some conclusive evidence to this comment. The Koch brothers did not start the Tea Party; there is recorded history on exactly who started it. Seattle blogger and conservative activist Keli Carender is credited with organizing the first Tea Party in February 2009, then CNBC Business News Editor Rick Santelli fired up the country with the first national protest Feb. 19, 2009. Neither of these people belong to the Koch family. With reference to the comment that the Koch brothers are supporting The Tea Party, I have been the leader of a Tea Party for over two years. I have never seen any money from the Koch brothers, neither has any Tea Party that I associate with, and they number at 86. Yes, the Koch brothers may be funneling money to their chosen candidates, is that one bit different from George Soros funneling billions of dollars for his favorite presidential candidate? I guess it is OK for the Democrats to do this, but not the Republicans according to Mille. By the way a couple of their individuals that funnel money to the Democrats Warren Buffet, The Rockfellers, Bill Gates Microsoft is the top contributor with 60 percent of its nearly $1.3 million in contributions going to Democrats, IBM Corp $585,828. In the 2008 election the KochPAC (Koch Brothers $60,000 to the Democrats, just to name a few. What say you now? This is considered business as usual and been happening basically in every election we have had in the 20st-21th Century. L ets start hearing both sides of the story and please use facts. All I ask of Mille, show me one red cent of money that the Koch brothers have sent to any Tea Party in this country. For clarification, we are a grassroots organizations, meaning the people who start one in their area also fund it along with the members. We do not get money form the big Tea Parties like Tea Party Patriots, or any one else. It all comes from the local community. Prove us wrong. John Nelson President The Highlands Tea PartyCommissioners do understandEditor: I would like to commend the Highlands County board of commissioners on voting to support the county applying for a grant offered by the United Fish and Wildlife Service with the aim of preserving scrub habitat in Highlands County. According to University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Services, scrub land is generally high and dry it is well suited for homes or agricultural uses. These prime lands have been developed faster than any other ecosystem type in the state. Over two-thirds of the original scrub land in Florida has already disappeared. Only disconnected patches of scrub remain. As a result of this rapid development, scrub habitat is considered to be the most endangered of the major ecosystem types in Florida. In ancient times when sea levels rose and inundated much of what is now Florida, these upland habitats were isolated by water, forming desert-like hilltop islands. During this period of isolation many species of plants and animals developed unique adaptations to the scrub environment. These rare and unusual species, called endemics, are found nowhere else in the world. Currently, from 40 percent to 60 perc ent of the plants and animals in scrub lands are endemic species, and some are so rare they are considered to be threatened or endangered. Scrub ecosystems are a valuable natural resource, not only because they are an important habitat for wildlife but because they act as recharge areas for the water table. I am happy that the commissioners understand that privately owned lands can be sold to developers. The land purchased (with the approval of the property owner) and then preserved by the Fish and Wildlife Service will aid our county in preserving our unique scrub habitat for future generations. Maureen McKenna Sebring Santayana again proven rightEditor: After watching the sitting students at University of California Davis pepper sprayed by the police and beaten by New York Police Department, I thought this question: What is the difference between the UC Davis police, the NYPD and the Ohio National Guard at Kent State University in the late 1960s? Answer: Not very much. It seems, again, George Santayana is right: Those who cant remember the past, are condemed to repeat it. Do I have this right? The police across the country are beating, pepper spraying and arresting the Occupy protesters to protect the protestors from any health and sanitary hazards their protest may expose them to? Who does that make sense to? I suspect that we can be thankful we have do not have Occupy Highlands protestors here. With our elderly population, I'm not sure many would survive being protected from health and sanitary conditions. Preston Colby Sebring Do you know what I want to be when I grow up,D addy? I am so proud of my little girl. You want to be a doctor? Orm aybe a medical researcher? t be silly, Daddy. I want to be a reality-TV star Huh? I have it all figured out. F irst Ill make a sex tape with my boyfriend preferably a professionala thlete and then Ill make sure somebody steals i t and makes it public. WHATkind of tape? Ill pretend to be embarrassed, of course. That will help me win am ultimillion-dollar settlement and the ensuing p ublicity will launch my reality-TVcareer But, honey, what about y our mother? Not to worry, Daddy. M om will be involved. Ill get the whole family involved. After all, I needb it players to create conflict and good drama. Youll play the role of a p rudish father But I AM a prudish f ather! Oh, Daddy, you need to get with the times. America is much different than it was when you grew up. Int he old days, people had to work boring jobs and produce some tangible value to get paid. Now all we need to do is be pretty and famous. But your mother and I d ont want a camera crew following us around in our h ome. We dont want our private lives broadcast for the world to see. ou are such a fuddyduddy, Daddy. Look, mosto f our show will be fake anyhow. Well make up family problems and pretend to solve them. Its like acting. But it is NOTacting. Real actors are committed to their craft and study for years to evoke emotions and truths that help others better understand humanity ou are SO 1970s, Daddy. In the modern era, all you need to do is present a made-up story that captures peoples attention and the ratings will soar. Then you get to hobnob with rich and famous people, live in big houses, driven ice cars and wear expensive clothes. But I want my daughter to have wealth of spirit, noto f material things! oull change your mind once our brand is established. The endorsements will r oll in. Well be rich beyond belief. Honey, do you remember where your mother hid the bourbon? Ill get an offer to do a spread in Playboy and meet l ots more professional athletes hanging out at Hefs mansion. Ill marry one, too. Our multimillion-dollar wedding will be broad-c ast for all the world to see! But your wedding should be a private affair for your family and closestf riends! Privacy is a precious, wonderful thing. I know what youre thinking, Daddy: that the obsession with wealth andf ame among Americas young people is a troubling turn of events. Fewer kids w ant to study to be doctors or engineers. They want to b e rich and famous and superficial just like the reality-TVstars. Thats right, honey. Your mother and I wanty ou to find meaning and purpose in life. We want you to be a good citizen. We want you to find a career that helps others. We want you to have a family and know deep, lastingl ove and happiness not just superficial wealth and f ame. Oh, Daddy, I cant help that that is what I want to be when I grow up. Its what lots of youngA mericans want nowadays. Youre going to have to get used to it. But, but But what, Daddy? But youre only 5! T om Purcell, a freelance writer, is also a humor columnist for the Pittsburgh TribuneReview, and is nationally syndicated exclusively by Cagle Cartoons newspaper syndicate. Email Tom at Purcell@caglecartoons.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. Unfortunate reality (TV Guest Column T om Purcell


C M Y K M ARYRECTOR Mary Ann Rector, 65, of Lake Placid, Fla., passed away Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, in Lake Placid. She was born March 7, 1946, to Dora and Ovella (MillsTedder inR uskin, Fla., and had been a resident of the area since 1981, coming from Ruskin. She was a homemaker and enjoyed fishing and spending time with her family. She is survived by her daughters, Dora inker Cartwright of Sebring and Ovella Sissy Parrish of Lake Placid; brothers, John L. Tedder and Jerry Patterson, both of Ruskin, Fla.; and one grandson, David Rector. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com INAREINEKE Ina Claire Reineke, 87, of Lake Placid, Fla., passed away Friday, Nov.18, 2011 at her home. She was born Aug. 7, 1924 to Thomas S. sand Mabel M. (Trippe) Young in Americus, Ga., and had been a resident of L ake Placid since 1988, coming from Miami, Fla. She was employed in customer service in the wholesale industry and was a member of Leisure Lakes Baptist Church. She is survived by her son, Barry ( Tammia) Baldino of Naples, Fla. and was preceded in death by her husbands, Frank Baldino and Skeeter Reineke and son, Dennis Baldino. Additional survivors include her nieces, Jamie (Johngia and Julia (Larry Fernandina Beach; and her nephew, George (Ruth Reynolds of Tallahassee, Fla. Amemorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011 at Leisure Lakes Baptist Church in Lake Placid with the Rev. Don Roberts officiating. Donations may be made in her memory to the John Wayne Cancer Institute. Arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida 33870 863-385-0125 www.stephensonnelsonfh.com www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, November 25, 2011Page 5A M ARTIAL ARTS (pp right only; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 3 4 4 7 7 0 0 DAILY COMMERCIAL; 3.639"; 1"; Black; hospice (cornerstone), obit pg; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 3 4 4 8 8 8 8 HOBBY HILL FLORIST; 3.639"; 7"; Black; main A H.L.R. Precious Metals; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 1 1 3 3 7 7 WILKES, W. ROY (P.A. 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 2 2 9 9 4 4 Sheppard and Tamluim have been dancing together for the past two years and are members of theS outhernStar Chapter of USADance in Tampa. Enjoy this demonstration of ballroom dancing along with a full evening ofd ancing and music. Sandwiches available from 5:30-6:30 p.m.; soda and water will be available throughout the evening.A dmission is $5 at the door. Singles are welcome, and dance hosts will be on hand. Fellowship Hall is at 101 Peace Ave., two miles east on County Road 621o ff U.S. 27.Christmas comes to YMCAS EBRING The Highlands County Family Y MCAis having a Christmas at the Y event from 5-9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9-10. There will be pictures with Santai n Santas Workshop, live entertainment, Christmas c rafts for the kids, games, a bounce house and a cake walk. P roceeds go toward helping families in the area b e able to participate in the wide range of programs offered by the YMCA. Anyq uestions, call 382-9622.Crazy tickets still availableS EBRING There are still good seats available for the Tanglewood Actors Guild production of Those Crazy Ladies in the Houseo n the Corner on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 8 and 9. Tickets are just $10 and include dessert at intermission, provided by Florida Hospital Heartland Division and Alan J.H olmes/Edward Jones. Tickets may be purchased a t the Tanglewood clubhouse Thursday between 3 a nd 4 p.m. and Saturday at the Tanglewood Garage Sale between 8 and 11 a.m.Sebring Village Dance is SaturdaySEBRING Sebring Village Dance will be from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Saturday in the clubhouse, which is o ne mile behind Walmart on Schumacher Road. The cost is $3.50 for m embers and $5 for nonmembers. Coffee and ice w ill be provided. Call 386-0045 or (863 2 73-0875.Events planned at p osts, lodgesA VON PARK The Combat Veterans Memorial VFWPost 9853 will have music by Lora Patten from 5-8 p.m. toda y K araoke by Peg and Perry will be from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. L AKE PLACID The American Legion P lacid Post 25, 1490 U.S. 27 North, will host Thoma s for entertainment from 5-8 p.m. today. Acasino trip is planned for 8 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29. Call 655-0232 for details. The Lake Placid Moose 2374 will have music with Mike and Joe Acoustic Show from 6-10 p.m. today. Music with Written in Red is set for 6-10 p.m S aturday. Call 465-0131. SEBRING AMVESTPost 21 is havi ng a barbecue fundraiser f or its new post at 1 p.m. S aturday, Dec. 3. The menu will be pulled pork and chicken with all the trimmings. It will be held at2 029 U.S. 27 South. C ontinued from page 2A CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Reineke Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876 OBITUARIES and some people would lump Mr. Colby into this category, it that the vari-e ty of statements are all over the map. Colby discussed several allegations of wrongdoing with what Elwell called a shotgun approach when he got 10 minutes at the podium, but central to hisa ccusations were the use of ASR after the board set policy to prohibit it, andt he potential contamination of the groundwater b ecause of the ASR use. ASR has been accepted at the landfill based ont he acts of Mr. Helms and the county engineer. This h appens to be a in violation of the board policy in 1998, Colby said. Colby produced the board minutes from 1998t hat clearly shows the board voted unanimously t o disallow ASR, at the landfill. Are you aware that the b oard voted to stop taking automotive fluff? Mr. H elms is, Colby said. He drafted that report then. C olby also referred to a California report that showed ASR was considered hazardous materials and had the potential toc ontaminate groundwater. Do you have tests of elevated hazardous material? Colby asked the commissioners rhetorical-l y in reference to possible groundwater contaminat ion. Yes, monitoring well No. 20. But it isb eing declared faulty because it is returning elevated levels of PCBs and heavy metals. Do you really want t hose people out in Lorida drinking water that may have PCBs and heavy metals? Colby asked the board. C olby also stated that the receipt of the ASR was stopped when the commissioners were made aware of it. Commissioner Barbara Stewart wanted to know if there was anyway the county could stop Colby from speaking what she called lies. My mother lives out there and I dont want her thinking we contaminated the water, Stewart said. Ross, is there anyway we can stop these lies? Stewart asked, directing her comments to County Attorney Ross Macbeth. I would like to know exactly what these activities have cost the taxpayers of Highlands County Stewart said. Helms said he had not specific answer to the costs, but significant amount of time. Board chair Jack Richie made it clear that he wanted the matter properly addressed, by both sides, and the issue fixed. The main thing I am looking for is daylight. Clear the table, clear this thing up. This has got to be cleared up, and today is the right day to do it, Richie said. And to stop interfering with our staff, he instructed Colby about his tactics. e cannot continue with type of thing in this county, Richie said. Continued from page 1A Colby, county at odds again Follow us on www.twitter.com/thenewssun By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Lester Kesselring, best known as thec reative mind behind The Palms annual Fall Harvest a nd Apple Festival, passed away Monday. Kesselring was born and r aised in Sebring and was a life-long advocate for senior c itizens. Kesselring was married for 50 years to his wife Barbara, who also shared hiss erving spirit. Serving the elderly was Kesselrings calling and he c ommitted his life to providing interesting and fun things t o do for the elderly in his community. One of Kesselrings most noted accomplishments was his part in the developmento f George Washington Universitys first nursing home administration field of study. The creativity did not stop there. However. Kesselring went on to develop numerousp rograms throughout his career as a program director after earning his license as a nursing home administrator. Kesselring returned to S ebring in 1976 to take a position at the Palms R etirement Community. There Kesselring worked as a program and activitiesd irector for decades, starting at the Palms Estate in Lorida, a nd the former Palms Manor Hotel before the move into the current Palms of Sebring. K esselring brought one of the communitys most wellloved events to the Palms in 1 996 with the Fall Harvest and Apple Festival. It all sort of got started when the Palms began looking for an event to share with the community. My wife andI would always go up to G eorgia and Carolina during the fall and we kept running into people from Highlands County. Then I thought, well why dont we just bring fall to the people in Sebring? Kesselring said back inS eptember regarding his beloved festival. Mayor George Hensley declared Sept. 29, 2011 Lester Kesselring Day inS ebring. Kesselring worked for m onths to prepare for the festival and it was known by many to be a thrill for noto nly him, but his wife as well. K esselring will always be remembered for his service, desire to give back, anda dvocacy for the elderly. Kesselring is survived by his wife Barbara, son A nthony Kesselring and three daughters, Dawn Eller, B onnie Kesselring, and Roseann Kiefer. Kesselring has one grandson, Jesse Eller and, two siblings, Howard Kesselring and MarcelM iranda. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews. Services will be held today at 4:30 p.m. (visitation 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.) at the Church of Brethren, 700 SP ine St. in Sebring. Kesselring dies at 71 Founded Palms of Sebrings Fall Harvest and Apple Festival back in 1996 N ews-Sun file photo Lester Kesselring, who died on Monday at age 71, enjoys some of the fruits of his labor at t he Fall Harvest and Apple Festival at the Palms of Sebring. The event was founded by Kesselring back in 1996.


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C M Y K By MARCIADUNN A PAerospace WriterCAPE CANAVERAL As big as a car and as well-e quipped as a laboratory, NASAs newest Mars rover b lows away its predecessors in size and skill. Nicknamed Curiosity and s cheduled for launch on Saturday, the rover has a 7foot arm tipped with a jackhammer and a laser to break through the Martian red rock.W hat really makes it stand out: It can analyze rocks and soil with unprecedented accuracy. This is a Mars scientists d ream machine, said NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratorys A shwin Vasavada, the deputy project scientist. O nce on the red planet, Curiosity will be on the lookout for organic, carbon-containing compounds. While the rover cant actually detectt he presence of living organisms, scientists hope to learn from the $2.5 billion, nuclear-powered mission whether Mars has or everh ad what it takes to nurture microbial life. Curiosity will be the largest and most complex piece of equipment ever placed on the surface of another planet, said Doug McCuistion, director of NASAs Mars exploration program. Ten feet long, 9 feet wide and 7 feet tall at its mast, Curiosity is about twice the size of previous rovers Spirit and Opportunity, weighs 1 ton and is loaded with 10 science instruments. Its formal name: Mars Science Laboratory, or MSL. In a spacecraft first, Curiosity will be lowered to Marssurface via a jet pack and a tether system similar to the sky cranes used by helicopters to insert heavy equipment in inaccessible spots on Earth. No bouncing air bags like those used for the Mars Pathfinder lander and rover in 1997 and for Spirit and Opportunity in 2004 Curiosity is too heavy for that. It is the kind of precision landing that officials said will benefit future human explorers on Mars. The rover is scheduled to arrive at the mineral-rich Gale Crater next August, 812months after embarking on the 354-million-mile voyage aboard an Atlas Vrocket. Its a treacherous journey to Mars, and the road is littered with failures. In all, more than three dozen missions have aimed over the decades at the most Earthlike planet known, and fewer than half have succeeded. Of this flotilla, only one lander is still working on the dry, barren, cold surface O pportunity and only three craft still are observing the planet from orbit. I n fact, Russias latest Mars probe remains stuck in o rbit around Earth two weeks after its botched launch. NASAhas had better luck at M ars, although it has lost a few spacecraft there. Mars is difficult, and so many things have to go right for a mission to work, saidM ichael Meyer, lead scientist for NASAs Mars exploration program. Curiosity is the capstone of what NASAcalls the year of the solar system. Aspacecraft is en route to Jupiter after lifting off last August fromC ape Canaveral, and twin lunar probes launched in September will arrive at the moon New Years weekend. Ahuge crowd 13,500 invited guests is expected for Curiositys Thanksgiving weekend send-off. There will be more anxiety than usual over the launch. Curiosity holds 10.6 pounds of plutonium, more than enough to power the rover on the Martian surface for two years. Anuclear generator won out over solar energy because it allows for a bigger workload and more flexibility. The plutonium is encased in several protective layers in case of a launch accident. Once safely down on Mars, the rover will survey the landscape with high-definition and laser cameras mounted like eyes atop its mast. The laser will aim at s oil and rocks as far as 23 feet away to gauge their chemical composition. T he rover also has a weather station for updates on M artian temperature, humidity and wind, as well as a radiation detector that will be e specially useful for planning human expeditions. Despite all its fancy upgrades, Curiosity will go no faster than the one-tenth-m ile-per-hour logged by past Martian rovers. But it is expected to venture more than 12 miles during its twoyear mission. If its stillw orking after that, it will keep on trucking, possibly all t he way up the craters 3-mile peak. T his mountain is composed of geologic layers similar to what one might find in the Grand Canyon, said project scientist John Grotzinger,a geologist at the California Institute of Technology. Our rover is going to be like John Wesley Powell going down the GrandC anyon, Grotzinger said, referring to the 19th-century explorer who led an expedition down the Colorado River. The next logical step in Mars exploration, said Cornell Universitys Steve Squyres, who led the science team for Spirit and Opportunity, would be a robotic mission to deliver Mars samples to Earth for analysis. NASAhopes to pull that off later this decade, but the project is on Congress chopping block. Squyres warned that without such missions, U.S. leadership in science wont just be challenged its going to go away www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, November 25, 2011Page 7A JD FINANCIAL; 3.639"; 4"; Process color; process, bussiness; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 1 1 0 0 7 7 HAVEN COMFORT SHOES; 5.542"; 21.5"; Black plus three; process, 11/25/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 2 2 9 9 9 9 MCTphoto The rover named Curiosity will be launched on the way to Mars on Saturday. NASA launching dream machine to explore Mars Our rover is going to be like John Wesley Powell going down the Grand Canyon.JOHNGROTZINGER g eologist Rover will be largest, most complex machine ever put on another planet Classified ads get results! Call 314-9876


C M Y K The mayor and members of the city council shall each receive a monthly salary as established by ordinance. The m ayors salary shall not be less than 25 p ercent greater than the council memberssalary to reflect the additional time necessary for the mayors duties. Actual money amounts will be set by city ordinance. T he mayor acts as the head of the city g overnment for all ceremonial purposes, e xecutes all instruments to which the city is a party, and presides over city council m eetings with full voting rights. All powers of the city shall be vested in the city council except those powers specifically given to the charter officers or specifically reserved by this charter to t he electors of the city No city council member, or the body as a whole shall, in any manner, dictate the appointment or removal of any city department heads or employees whom the city manager, or the managers subordinates are empowered to appoint. The c ouncil, however, may express its views a nd discuss them with the manager. Except for any inquiries concerning administrative procedures, the council s hall deal with employees under the mana gers supervision only through the manager. I ndividual council members may also meet with the manager to scrutinize and observe all aspects of city government operations, but may make recommendations for change only through the manag-e r. Any violation (of these provisions b y a member of the council shall constitute grounds for removal from office. The charter proposes the city council m eet regularly at least once a month, at a time and place to be determined by ordin ance. Special meetings may be called at the request of the mayor or a majority of the council members. Whenever practi-c able, meetings shall be noticed no less than 24 hours in advance. Amajority of council members constit utes a quorum, except as provided for in the case of vacancies on the council. At l east three members have to vote in the affirmative for an action to be adopted. The proposed charter recommends only the city manager, city clerk and city attorney be designated charter officers.T hose individuals shall be appointed by the city council and serve at its pleasure. Avote of not less than three council members shall be required to remove a charter officer. The proposed charter outlines the duties and powers of the city manager,w hich include appointing, suspending, demoting or dismissing any city employe e under the managers jurisdiction. Department heads would be hired by contract. As the citys executive officer, the manager shall direct and supervise thea dministration of all city departments. The city manager will also prepare the c ity budget. The council must approve the budget before Oct. 1 of each year. To vote in city elections, a person must h ave resided in the city for at least six months and be duly registered with the s tate. City attorney Gerald Buhr recommends a new provision that would allowt he city to divide into wards (districts case such an organization would be useful in the future. Wards would function in t he same way that school board districts do now. This structure, he said, would a llow flexibility as the city grows candidates could be elected by ward or by the city as a whole. Council member terms will be staggered so the entire body does not comef or election at once. Council members who wish to run for mayor will have to resign their seat. In addition to being a legally qualified voter of the city of Avon Park, any person seeking an elective office in said city shall be current in payment to saidc ity of all taxes, occupational licenses and water bills. Page 8ANews-SunFriday, November 25, 2011www.newssun.com PUBLIX-National Newspaper Plac; 3.639"; 16"; Black; 8 7466-liqours; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 1 1 1 1 7 7 G RIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 11/25/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 2 2 9 9 6 6 Continued from page 1A Big boxes have to answer to their stockholders, she said, wea nswer to our customers. Small businesses often have a wider, or more original selection, Jarvis said. At Frames and Images, for example, there are wine sets,p ersonalized wallets, purses and briefcases in addition to customized framing. As for how seasonal shopping is going, Jarvis said, its a little earlyt o tell. Across Circle Park at Captain Rons Mercantile, Ron Thomas was a happy man Tuesday having been unusually busy. oday is already a banner d ay, he said, and its still two days before Thanksgiving. Pointing to his eclectic inventory, his shop is the perfect place for finding stocking stuffers, he said. The little guy has the unusual. Captain Ron sells everything from die cast cars to puppets; pocket knives to refrigerator magnets. I sell what Walmart doest, he said with a wide grin. I n Lake Placid, the Caladium Cooperative is ready for Christmas shoppers. Everything here is made locall y, said Judith Hinkle. The artists have to live within a 60mile radius and everything has tob e at least 50 percent handmade. If you dont see what you want, ask if we can get it made fory ou, said Mike Yeager, stressing a nother advantage of hometown c ustomer service. The Cooperativ e h as a wide selection of gifts in all s orts of media from jewelry to w ood carvings to painted glassw are to quilts to wearable art. I n another small business mov e h ot chocolate and cookies will be a vailable every Friday night. L ocal merchants hope the com m unity thinks local and checks out w hats new in Avon Park, Sebring a nd Lake Placid. G oogle Small Business S aturday for more information. C all the Chambers of Commerce f or local information: Avon Park, 453-3350; Sebring, 385-8448; Lake Placid. 465-4331. Continued from page 1A Charter outlines council, manager duties News-Sun photo by C HRISTOPHER TUFFLEY T he Caladium Cooperative in L ake Placid, like other local businesses, offers special customer s ervice. For example, it offers hot chocolate and cookies Friday nights during the C hristmas season. Shop small on Saturday


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 25, 2011Page 9A I N THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY C IVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2009-CA-000764 JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIAT ION Plaintiff, v s. FRANK V. TREVINO AND BENITA H. TREVINO, ADVANCED FINANCIAL SERVICES OF CALIFORNIA, INC., AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, D efendants. N OTICE OF SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final J udgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in t his cause on October 5, 2011, in the Circuit C ourt of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the p roperty situated in Highlands County, Florida des cribed as: LOT EIGHTEEN (18 FORTH THREE (243 SECTION 18, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF A S RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 8, PAGE 87, OF T HE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, F LORIDA. a nd commonly known as: 667 SERENADE TERR, L AKE PLACID, FL 33852; including the building, a ppurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at public sale, to the highest and best bidder, for cash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room in the basement of the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Seb ring, Florida 33870, on December 7, 2011 at 11 a .m. A ny persons claiming an interest in the surp lus from the sale, if any, other than the property o wner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 6th day of October, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk November 18, 25, 2011 NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicles will be sold at public sale or auction to satisfy lien pursuant to Chapter 713.78(2 12/23/11 at 1118 WEIGLE AVE. Sebring, FL 33870.1995 PONT 1G2WJ52MSF242653 2005 SUZI JS1GT76A452103216 November 25, 2011 1050Legals I N THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 2009-CA-001874 DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE IN TRUST FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS FOR ARGENT SECURITIES TRUST 2006-M1, ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2 006-M1, P laintiff vs. K EVAUN R. HINDS, et al. Defendant(s NOTICE OF SALE N otice is hereby given that, pursuant to an Order Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale dated November 18, 2011, entered in Civil Case Number 2009-CA-001874 in the Circuit Court for Highlands County, Florida, wherein DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE IN TRUST FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS FOR ARGENT SECURITIES TRUST 2006-M1, ASSET-BACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-M1, is the Plaintiff, and KEVAUN R. HINDS, et al, are the Defendants, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida, described as: THE EAST 1/3 OF THE SOUTH 3/4 OF THE SOUTH 1/2 OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 LESS THE SOUTH 730.68 FEET PLUS THE 11 FOOT STRIP ABUTTING ON THE EAST SIDE IN THE NORTHEAST 1/4 ALL IN SECTION 12, TOWNSHIP 36 SOUTH, RANGE 28 EAST, HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. at public sale, to the highest and bet bidder, for cash, at the Jury Assembly Room, in Basement of Highlands County Courthouse, 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, FL 33871 at 11:00 A.M. on 13th day of December, 2011. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the lis pendens must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated: November 18, 2011. Highlands County Clerk of Court CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Annette E. Daff November 25; December2, 2011 I N THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY C IVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000690 BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. Plaintiff,v s. B LAKE C. JONES AND UNKNOWN T ENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final J udgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in t his cause on October 31, 2011, in the Circuit C ourt of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the p roperty situated in Highlands County, Florida des cribed as: L OT 15, IN BLOCK 1, OF HIGHLANDS PARK E STATES, SECTION B, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 68, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS C OUNTY, FLORIDA. a nd commonly known as: 128 HALLMARK AVE., LAKE PLACID, FL 33852; including the building, appurtenances, and fixtures located therein, at p ublic sale, to the highest and best bidder, for c ash, Sales are held in the Jury Assembly Room i n the basement of the Highlands County Courth ouse located at 430 S. Commerce Avenue, Seb ring, Florida 33870, on December 13, 2011 at 1 1 a.m. A ny persons 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 October, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court B y: /s/ Toni Kopp D eputy Clerk N ovember 18, 25, 2011 NOTICE OF PLANNING WORKSHOP TIME CHANGE The time of the planning workshop of the South Florida Community College District Board of Trustees scheduled to be held Wednesday, December 7, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. at the SFCC Highlands Campus at 600 W College Drive, Avon Park, FL 33825 has been changed to 3:00 p.m. The general public is invited. For additional information, interested parties may visit the college website at www.southflorida.edu/trustees or contact the Office of the President, South Florida Community College at 600 West College Drive, Avon Park, FL 33825. IF A PERSON DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT THIS MEETING, THAT PERSON WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, WHICH RECORD INCLUDES THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. November 25, 27, 2011 1050Legals N OTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that Pursuant to a WRIT OF EXECUTION issued out of the County Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit In and for Highlands C ounty, Florida, on the 25th day of August, 2011, in the cause wherein OHRT'S MOBILE VILLAGE, INC., is Plaintiff, and STONE REOLI, is Defendant, being Case No. 11-77CCS in the said Court, I, Sus an Benton, Sheriff of Highlands County, Florida, h ave levied upon all of the Defendant, STONE R EOLI's, right, title and interest in and to the foll owing described PERSONAL property in Highlands County, Florida, to-wit: MOBILE HOME LOCATED AT OHRT'S MOBILE VILLAGE, 1722 JIM LANE, SEBRING, FLORIDA 3 3870 MORE PARTICULARLY DESCRIBED AS A 1 971 MOBILE HOME, IDENTIFICATION NUMBER F 2023, TITLE NUMBER 4369061, 52' WITH A C ARPORT. WHITE IN COLOR, ALSO INCLUDING F URNITURE AND FURNISHINGS. a nd on the 6th day of December, 2011, at O HRT'S MOBILE VILLAGE, 1722 Jim Lane, in the City of Sebring, Highlands County, Florida, at the hour of 11:00 a.m., or as soon thereafter as possible, I will offer for sale all of the said defendant, S TONE REOLI's, right, title and interest in the a foresaid property at public outcry and will sell the s ame, subject to all prior liens, encumbrances and j udgments, if any, to the highest and best bidder o r bidders for CASH, the proceeds to be applied a s far as may be to the payment of costs and the s atisfaction of the above-described execution. Dated this, October 25, 2011 SUSAN BENTON, SHERIFF OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA B y: /s/ Deputy Kevin Awbrey DEPUTY SHERIFF In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding s hould contact the agency sending this notice at 4 34 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring, FL 33870, Telephone 8 63/402-7228 not later than seven days prior to t he proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TTD 1 -800-955-8771, or Voice (V via Florida Relay Services. November 4, 11, 18, 25, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C ASE NO. 28-2010-CA-000155 B ANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFI-C ATEHOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET B ACKED SECURITIES 1 LLC, ASSET BACKED-CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-HE10, P laintiff, vs. HESLAR, THOMAS A., et. al., Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Judgment entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000155 of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida, wherein, BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF BEAR STEARNS ASSET BACKED SECURITIES 1 LLC, ASSET BACKED-CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2005-HE10, Plaintiff, and, HESLAR, THOMAS A., et. al., are Defendants. I will sell to the highest bidder for cash at, JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT AT COURTHOUSE, 430 S. COMMERCE AVENUE SEBRING, FL 33870, at the hour of 11 A.M. on the 6th day of December, 2011, the following described property: Lot 12, Block A of THE GROVE, according to the Plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 12, Page(s 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 Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk November 18, 25, 2011 1050Legals IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION C ASE NO.: 282010CA000772AOOOXX N ATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC, Plaintiff, vs. L AVERNIA BUEFORD A/K/A LAVERNIA ZABACH; S EAN BUEFORD; FIDELITY FINANCIAL CORPORAT ION, INC.; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEP ARTMENT OF TREASURY; UNKNOWN T ENANT(S PROPERTY, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to Final Judgm ent of Foreclosure Sale dated the 7th day of N ovember, 2011, and entered in Case No. 2 82010CA000772AOOOXX, of the Circuit Court o f the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands C ounty, Florida, wherein NATIONSTAR MORTG AGE, LLC is the Plaintiff and LAVERNIA BUEF ORD A/K/A LAVERNIA ZABACH; SEAN BUEFORD; FIDELITY FINANCIAL CORPORATION, INC.; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY and UNKNOWN TENANT(S SESSION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY are defend ants. The Clerk of this Court shall sell to the h ighest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHL ANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH C OMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the H ighlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, a t 11:00 a.m. on the 6th day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: ALL OF LOT 5, THE SOUTH 10 FEET OF LOT 6 A ND THE NORTH 10 FEET OF LOT 4, BLOCK 268, L AKE SEBRING SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO T HE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 2 PAGE 15, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHL ANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA, MORE PARTICULARLY D ESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS: COMMENCING AS A P OINT OF BEGINNING AT THE NORTHWEST CORNER OF SAID LOT 5 ON THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF CLEVELAND ROAD; THENCE NORTHWESTERLY ALONG THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF CLEVELAND ROAD A DISTANCE OF 10 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE NORTHEASTERLY AND PARALLEL W ITH LOT LINE COMMON TO LOTS 5 AND 6 A D ISTANCE OF 131.42 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE S OUTHEASTERLY ALONG THE REAR LOT LINE OF L OTS 6, 5 AND 4 A DISTANCE OF 74.46 FEET TO A POINT; THENCE SOUTHWESTERLY AND PARALLEL TO LOT LINE COMMON TO LOTS 4 AND 5 A DISTANCE OF 136.98 FEET TO A POINT ON THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF CLEVELAND ROAD; THENCE ALONG THE EASTERLY BOUNDARY OF C LEVELAND ROAD IN A NORTHWESTERLY DIRECT ION A DISTANCE OF 65 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE S URPLUS 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 18, 25, 2011 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C ASE NO. 09-1721GCS B ANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, vs. FRANK L. DUCHARME A/K/A FRANK DUCHARME; AUDREY M. DUCHARME A/K/A AUDREY D UCHARME, ET AL. Defendants NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE ( Please publish in THE NEWS SUN) N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final J udgment of Foreclosure dated November 3, 2 011, and entered in Case No. 09-1721GCS, of t he Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial Circuit in a nd for HIGHLANDS County, Florida. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A. (hereafter ``Plaintiff'' and FRANK L. DUCHARME A/K/A FRANK D UCHARME; AUDREY M. DUCHARME A/K/A AUD REY DUCHARME; JOHN DOE N/K/A JIM K ONKOLY; JANE DOE N/K/A BARBARA KONKOLY a re defendants. I will sell to the highest and best b idder for cash in the MAIN ENTRANCE of the C ourthouse; 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, S EBRING, at 11:00 a.m., on the 6th day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 29, BLOCK 195, WOODLAWN TERRACE SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 96, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS C OUNTY, FLORIDA, AND RECORDED IN TRANS CRIPT PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 1, OF THE PUBLIC R ECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. I f you are a person with a disability who needs any a ccommodation in order to participate in an court p roceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of Court Administrator, (863 within two (2 Foreclosure Complaint; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call TDD (863l ay Service 711. D ated this 9th day of November, 2011. R OBERT GERMAINE C LERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT B Y: /s/ Priscilla Michalak As Deputy Clerk November 18, 25, 2011 1050LegalsADVERTISING SALESASSISTANT W e Are Expanding! W e have a new position available, i n Sebring Florida for a A DVERTISING SALES ASSISTANT R esponsibilities: S cheduling client appointments. Maintaining advertising schedules. Client relations and assist Multi Media A ccount Executive. S alary + Commission. N ews Sun S end reply to Adsalessjobs@newssun.com 2227U S 27 South Sebring Fl. 33870 EOE 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment F ree ad is limited to a 4-line ad that runs for 3 consecutive issues. Must be a non-commercial item. Asking price is $100 or less. We offer 2 ads per month and can rerun the same ad 2 times in 30 days, only if its the same ad. The price is allowed to change. All ads placed under the Bargain Buys discount rate must have 1 item with 1 asking price. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 25, 2011Page 11A DEISEL BUSMCI 47 Pass. w/air brakes. 2 yrs. groceries free, Wal Mart, Target & Best Buy Merchandise. Accommodations for 2 yrs if payment plan approved. $120,000.00. 917-216-8379 8400RecreationalVehicles 8000 RecreationNOTICEFlorida statute 585.195 states that all dogs and cats sold in Florida must be at least eight weeks old, have an official health certificate and proper shots and be free of intestinal and external parasites. 7520Pets & SuppliesC RAFTSMAN 30"Riding Lawn Mower / Mulcher Hydrostatic Drive. $700 8 63-699-0352 7400Lawn & GardenTHE SEB.CHRISTMAS COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE for ARTISANS & CRAFTERS is Saturday, Dec. 3rd 2011 on the SIDEWALKS at the CIRCLE DOWNTOWN See application w ww.destinationdowntownsebring.com TANGLEWOOD SUPERGARAGE SALE!SaturdayNov 26th, 1 Day O nly, 13TH annual Fall sale, located i nside, plus additional tables outside o ur main hall! Over 125 family tables o f items including tools, dishes, c ookware, camping, fishing, golfing, c lothing, furniture, decorations. A Super Large Sale! Coffee and donuts available at 8AM. Doors open at 8AM. Sale ends 11AM. Tanglewood is 1/2 mile N. of Wal-Mart on US 27. S EBRING SAT.8 ?. 219 E Center Ave. S omething for Everyone. S EBRING COMMUNITYGARAGE S ALES for 2012 are Jan. 28th, Feb. 1 8th, Mar. 17th, Apr. 21st May 19th on the SIDEWALKS at the HISTORIC DOWNTOWN CIRCLE. See application www.destinationdowntownsebrig.com L AKE PLACIDSat. 7:30-?. Charlton Dr. H uge Multi-Family Sale! Take 621 East, t o Huntley Oaks Blvd on right and follow signs. Furn., tools, bedding/linens, televisions, gun items & much more. L AKE PLACIDFri Sat. 8 5 441 S erenade Terrace. Vintage Golf Clubs, lawn & garden equip., exercise bike, baby items, decor, ,misc. tools, w omen's, kitchen & more. L AKE PLACIDINSIDE SALE! 1 511 Lake Clay Dr., Fri & Sat Nov, 25 & 2 6, 8am 4pm, Furniture, Xmas, dolls, dishes, clothes, knick knacks. Something for Everyone! INDOOR MERCHANDISESALE! H ousehold items, Christmas decor, c lothing (men's & women's microwave, Lots of Miscellaneous Stuff! Call 863-655-3274 7320Garage &Yard Sales S PORTS JACKETMaroon. 42 regular. $20 Call 863-446-0972 P S2 GAMEwith 2 controllers, 14 games, memory card and Guitar Hero. $ 100. 863-452-5579 DVD'S -HOUSE, M.D. seson 3 & 4. $ 20. 863-452-5579 D INING ROOMSET Modern, smoked glass w/black gold rimmed chairs. Exc el. cond. $65 Call 863-382-8952 D INING ROOMSET 6pc. / 5 chairs / d rop leaf table. Maple color. $50. 863-385-7762 C OUCH, BLUE.7 months, must sell. $100 Call 863-446-0972 CHAIN SAWElectric, 14 inch WEN. $ 25. 863-6550342 3 ATTACHMENTSfor Ryobie 30cc line T rimmer curved shaft. Trimmer, Bagger & edger. All work excellent. $30. 8 63-402-2285 1 0" DELTAPOWER Miter Saw, older m odel, but works excellent. Blade just sharpened. $20 863-402-2285 7310Bargain BuysS TAINED GLASSEQUIPMENT Lots of g lass, Mosaic's, lead grinders, all tools n eeded, books, came bender, elec. g lass cutter, good deal on everything. $800 obo Call 863-471-1452. 7300MiscellaneousS HOP CLOSINGEquipment for Sale! D isplay cases, hair dryers, sink, hydraul ic chair & supplies. Would prefer to sell e verything for $600, however I will separate. Call 863-471-1452. 7280O ffice & BusinessE quipmentKITCHEN 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 RentalSEBRING -STORAGE RENTALS 12' X 30' with 10' X 10' Doors. 602 Park Street, Sebring,Fl. Call 863-385-7486 6550Warehousesfor Rent L AKE PLACID3/2 Gem w/pool on Lake C arrie. 1500 sq. ft. w/large pool deck, c entral A/C, 2 car garage, dock and b oathouse. Annual lease incl. pool, l awn and water treatment. $1150/mo. F irst, last & security. Non smoker p lease. Avail. 12/1. Call 954-481-8095 L AKE PLACID2/1 Behind Wendy's. Rec ently remodeled. Available Nov. 1st. $ 550 + $25 for water. $500 Security. C all 863-465-1354 6300Unfurnished HousesL AKE PLACIDNear Lake Placid Boat Ramp with lake access. Furnished 1/1, a ppliances, 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 APTSS EBRING 2BR, 1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful l andscaping, building 5 yrs. new. Pets OK. $595 month. Medical Way. 8 63-446-1822 AVON PARKLEMONTREE APTS 1 BR $495 mo. + $200 Sec. Deposit, available immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Call Alan 386-503-8953 AVON PARKApartment with Balcony O verlooking Lake Verona and City Park 100 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. S PECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8598 AVON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1 680 North Delaware Ave. 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. C entral Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 6200UnfurnishedApartments 6000 Rentals V ENUS -New 4BR, 2BA (jacuzzi in master BA ) A/C, tile, W/D, porch, w /option of 20 acres. 8 horse barn, p rivacy fence, 1 block from Hwy 27. 7 31 CR 201. 305-725-0301 SEBRING NICELYFurnished 2/2. Split b edroom plan. 4 6 month seasonal or longer. Located off of Thunderbird Rd. N o 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 H omes on Your Lot 0 Down 8 00-622-2832 EXT 210 AVON PARK**PICTURE THIS** F urnished 2BR, 2BA, ( Own Land R enovated / Painted / New Laminate & All New Carpets. Be Rent Free! D on'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 PlacidSEBRING VANTAGEPOINTE By Owner Large 2/2/2 Furnished or Unfurnished. Call 863-471-2666 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 FinancialCNA SEEKINGEMPLOYMENT! 30 years experience in health care. Have references. CPR certified training. Will work weekends. Call Debra 863-465-2088. 2300Work Wanted T REE SERVICESeeking EXPERIENCED TREE CLIMBER, With Valid Drivers License. Call Joe at 863-465-7491 T ELEVISION REPAIRTECH M ust have one year experience. Pay d epending onexperience. Contact M usselman's Appliances and TV. Email r esume: mussappl@earthlink.net 863-386-0898 S UNSHINE PAYDAY LOANS F ull time office position Must be o rganized & responsible. C ash handling experience a plus F ax Resumes to: 863-453-6138 O UTSIDE SALES I f you have sold lawn care, magazines, c able, 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 M EDICAL OFFICEMANAGER Exp. O nly with references. Willingness to w ork varied hours. Responsible team p layer who can preform all aspects of p ractice. Fax resume to 863-299-4352. M EDICAL ASSISTANT Immediate o pening for an experienced Medical A ssistant for a busy Pediatric Practice. E xperience in phlebotomy, EMR and Bi-lingual a plus. Attractive benefits and an opportunity for career growth. Fax resume to (863 c fmsonni@gmail.com M EDIA ADVERTISING MULTI-MEDIA ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE We are a Sebring Florida N ewspaper is accepting resumes for a qualified OutsideSales Representative that values teamwork and has a desire to succeed. T he successful candidate must have at least 6 months to 1 year sales experie nce. Is highlymotivated and enjoys b uilding 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. W e offer base salary plus commission; e xcellent benefits to include medical, d ental, life, 401k and more; paid time off; and training. Send reply to A dsalesjobs@newssun.com 2 227 US 27th South S ebring, Florida 3 3870 E OE M AINTENANCE WORKER THE ANDERSONS, INC. T he Andersons, Inc has an opport unity for a Maintenance Worker posit ion based in our Lake Placid, Florida f acility. This position is r esponsible performing a variety of m aintenance, fabrication and o perations tasks, including but not limited to, mechanical, electrical, pneum atic and hydraulic troubleshooting and repair of p roduction equipment. Q ualified applicants will possess: o High school diploma or GED; further t echnical training preferred. o 2 or more years experience with t roubleshooting, repair and mainten ance 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 4 0 feet. The Andersons, Inc supports a drug f ree workplace and administers pre-employment drug testing. This is a f ull-time position with an attractive benefits package. 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C M Y K SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Friday, November 25, 2011 Page 3B News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE Marcus Dewberry goes up, and under Sebrings Matt Taylor, for two of his 17 points inA von Parks 64-25 win Tuesday night. By DAN HOEHNE d aniel.hoehne@newssun.comA VON PARK Perhaps it was a little payback for the 45-0 thumping the Blue S treak football team put on the Red Devils 11 days earlier. Or maybe it is just the enmity that such a longs tanding rivalry brings about. Whatever the reason, Avon Park did a number on Sebring in a Tuesday basketball cont est, that wasnt much of a contest, topping the Streaks 64-25. It was a long night, S ebring head coach Princeton Harris said. They played a real good game and their press really effected us. It all began with Travis Lawton working inside for a bucket and then splitting a pair of free throws for the Devils. Reggie Baker then got the f irst of his game-high 24 with a medium range jumper for a 5-0 Avon Park lead. Jared Cannon broke the early run with a drive in the lane, but the running Devils tacked on eight in a row. Baker hit a three, Jarviel Hart made one at the lin e, Marcus Dewberry drove in along the baseline and the Avon Park press created a turnover that Baker turned into two for a 13-2 lead at the5 :11 mark of the opening quarter. Cannon would get inside again and Davaris Faulk got as teal and score, but Lawton added two more put-backs a nd Dewberry made two more hoops, with just a Matt T aylor drive adding to Sebrings total for a 21-8 m argin after one. Baker started the second with a follow and drive, with Taylor answering with two points in the paint. Dewberry got one-of-two at the charity stripe and Tyrone Perry pulled down an offensive rebound and put it back in. Cannon scored four straight, on a drive and two technical free throws, to make it 28-14, but the Devils got a three and a put-back from Baker, two baskets and two free throws from Dewberry as they closed out the first half on an 11-2 run A Red Devil demolition See AP, Page 3B By RONALD BLUM Associated PressNEWYORK Baseball has labor peace while the NBAis stopped and the NFL nearly came to a standstill. eve learned, baseball Commissioner Bud Selig said Tuesday after players and owners signed an agreement for a five-year contract running until December 2016. Nobody back in the s, s and the early s, 1994, would ever believe that we would have 21 years of labor peace. The agreement makes MLB the first pro major league in North America to conduct blood tests for human growth hormone, allowing it during spring training and future offseasons but for now only studying whether it will be implemented during the regular season. MLB and the players union should be applauded for taking the strong step to implement the HGH test at the major league level to protect clean athletes, said Travis Tygart, chief executive officer of the U.S. AntiDoping Agency. This is great progress in MLBs effort to protect the integrity of baseball at every level. The deal, which must be ratified by both sides and drafted into a formal contract, expands the playoffs from eight to 10 teams by 2013, lessens draft-pick compensation to teams for losing free agents, expands salary arbitration by a few players and for the first time allows teams to trade some draft selections. It also adds unprecedented restraints on signing bonuses for amateur players coming to the major leagues from high school, college and overseas, perhaps hurting MLB as it competes with the NFLand NBAfor multisport talent. If Ive got a great athlete, why am I going to go to baseball? Im going to focus on the other sports, said agent Scott Boras, who has negotiated baseballs highest signing bonuses. Following eight work stoppages from 1972-95, baseball reached its third consecutive agreement without an interruption of play. The agreement was signed three weeks before the current deal was to expire Dec. 11, the second straight time the sides reached a deal early. Baseball seems to have learned the lessons of the 1994-95 strike, which wiped out the World Series for the first time in nine decades. I think our history is more important than whats happening in other sports, said Michael Weiner, who took over from Donald Fehr as union head last year. It took a while for the owners to appreciate that the union is not only here to stay, but that the union and its members can contribute positively to a discussion about the game about its economics, about the nature of the competition, about how its marketed in every way Other highlights included: requiring players to play in the All-Star game unless injured or excused; expanding instant replay to include decisions on foul lines and traps, subject to an agreement with umpires; banning smokeless tobacco products during televised interviews by players, managers and coaches; requiring players arrested for DWI to undergo mandatory evaluation; and wearing improved batting helmets manufactured by Rawlings by 2013. An initial positive test for HGH would result in a 50game suspension, the same as a first positive urine test for a performance-enhancing substance. HGH testing in the minor leagues started late in the 2010 season. It meant a great deal to me personally, and a great deal to our sport, Selig said. Random testing for HGH will take place during spring training and the offseason, but there is no agreement yet on random testing in-season. There can be testing at any time for cause. Although the NFLhas wanted to start HGH blood tests, its playersunion has thus far resisted. The agreement to begin testing puts baseball ahead of other American professional sports leagues and is a credit to their leadership, Rep. Henry Waxman said. It will be important that the testing be extended to the regular season to avoid creating a loophole in the new policy. The sides will explore inseason testing, but the union wants to make sure its done in a way that doesnt interfere with playershealth and safety. HGH tests, restraints on amateur bonuses for MLB B y JENNAFRYER A ssociated PressCHARLOTTE, N.C. Richard Childress predicted at the start of the season one of his drivers would win NASCARs championship. So after falling short for a second consecutive season, Kevin Harvick will have an ew crew in 2012. R ichard Childress Racing announced Wednesday that Shane Wilson will replace Gil Martin as crew chief of Harvicks No. 29 team. Martin, who had been Harvicks crew chief since May 2009, was moved to director of team operations. Kevin came to me after the Phoenix race a couplew eeks ago and asked for a c hange in the leadership of his team for the 2012 season, Childress said in a statement. The expectations at RCR are to win championships, so the decision was made to move Shane Wilson. Wilson spent the last three seasons as crew chief for Clint Bowyer. T hat team is shutting d own with Bowyers move to Michael Waltrip Racing, although the No. 33 is expected to run select events with Truck Series champion Austin Dillon, Childressgrandson. Wilson and Harvick worked together in the Nationwide Series in 2006, winning 10 races, scoring2 4 top-five finishes and w inning the title by a record 824 points. Shane is a good friend of mine and we had a lot of success together in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, said Harvick. He has a lot of experience now in the Sprint Cup Series and I look forward to working with him again. RCR moves personnel to give Harvick new crew chief MCTphoto Kevin Harvick will have a new crew chief next season. S ee HARVICK, Page 4B MCTphoto Newly crowned NLMVP Ryan Braun likes the extra playoff team added in the new labor agreement in Major League Baseball. See MLB, Page 4B By JOHN ZENOR A ssociated PressMississippi States Dan Mullen said two months ago that whoever wins the SEC West is the best in the country If only it were that s imple. While the coach looks like a prophet with LSU, Alabamaa nd Arkansas holding down the top three s pots in the national rankings and BCS s tandings, their 1-2-3 status sets up some p otentially wacky scenarios. The prospects go beyond a much-talked about LSU-Alabama rematch. The eventual national champion could come out of the SEC and not have won the league title or its division crown. Its not out of the question that both BCS game participants were just wannabes in the SEC West as the league seeks its sixth-straight national title and third in a row for that division. I think if LSU and Alabama win this week, were probably at a 90 percent chance that theyre playing each other for a national championship, said Brad Edwards, a BCS and college football analyst for ESPN. That 10 percent is if LSU loses to Georgia in such a way that it would discourage voters from keeping them in the top 2. But if Arkansas beats LSU and Alabama wins it sets up a threeway tie in the SEC West. The tiebreaker will come down to head-tohead competition between the two teams ranked highest in the BCS standings. LSU won at Alabama 9-6 in overtime three weeks ago; the Razorbacks fell 38-14 in Tuscaloosa in September. In order for Arkansas to win the tiebreaker, I feel like theyre going to have to do something so impressive that they end up getting a lot of first-place votes, Edwards said. Alot of people have to move them over Alabama and into the No. 1 spot. What they essentially need is for Alabama to beat Auburn and go backward in the rankings, which isnt likely SEC West teams create crazy scenarios See SEC, Page 3B


C M Y K Lake Placid Senior SoftballLAKE PLACID If you are 50 and over and want some exercise in a fun atmosphere, come to the Lake June Ballfield on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. Lake Placid Senior Softball is currently practicing for the 2012 season which begins in January. Bring your glove and enjoy the comradery.F lag FootballSEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCAis currently conducting a sign-up for Adult Flag Football ages 16-a nd-up. Aminimum of five players and a maxi mum of twelve players per team. Any questions call 382-9622Florida Trail AssociationSEBRING The Florida Trail Association, Heartland Chapter, has one more outing 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 years 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. 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..Doty MemorialSEBRING Play golf, help the kids! The 20th annual Brad Doty Memorial Childrens Christmas Golf Classic will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, at Sun NLakes Golf and Country Club. F ormat 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 do or 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 t otal team handicap. Hole sponsorship donations are ava ila ble 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 througho ut the year. For additional information call Kip Doty at 446-4008 or Andy Kesling at 3854830 ext.1.Holiday Baseball CampA VONPARK 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 appearan ce by one or more former SFCC players that have made it to the Major Leagues. Register at www.southflorida.ed u; click on camps, or call 863 784-7035. P re-registration is encouraged an d walk-up registrations are accepted. Registration and check-in each d ay from 8:30-9 a.m. Instruction, drills, baseball trivia and games daily from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All campers receive camp T-shirt 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 shou ld 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 at 8:30 a.m. Entry fee for the 5K is $15 before ra ce day, $20 on race day, and $10 for an individual in the Pet Walk, $20 for a family of up to four people. Entry forms can be found on the Human Societys Facebook page and at the Humane Society at 7321 Haywood Taylor Blvd., Sebring. All participants will receive a T-shirt and awards will be given. For more information, call the shelter at 655-1522. AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA New England730.700293203 N.Y. Jets550.500228217 Buffalo550.500237253 Miami370.300193186 South WLTPctPFPA Houston730.700273166 Tennessee550.500203195 Jacksonville370.300125180 Indianapolis0100.000131300 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore730.700256176 Pittsburgh730.700220179 Cincinnati640.600236195 Cleveland460.400145193 West WLTPctPFPA Oakland640.600235254 Denver550.500205247 San Diego460.400236259 Kansas City460.400144252NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Dallas640.600250206 N.Y. Giants640.600228228 Philadelphia460.400237213 Washington370.300160205 South WLTPctPFPA New Orleans730.700313228 Atlanta640.600235213 Tampa Bay460.400182268 Carolina280.200225286 North WLTPctPFPA Green Bay10001.000355212 Detroit730.700301219 Chicago730.700268207 Minnesota280.200200271 West WLTPctPFPA San Francisco910.900256145 Seattle460.400168209 Arizona370.300190236 St. Louis280.200120247 ___ Thursdays Games Green Bay at Detroit, late Miami at Dallas, late San Francisco at Baltimore, late Sundays Games 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. Mondays Game N.Y. Giants at New Orleans, 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 Philadelphia at Seattle, 8:15 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4 Oakland at Miami, 1 p.m. Kansas City at Chicago, 1 p.m. Denver at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Tennessee at Buffalo, 1 p.m. N.Y. Jets at Washington, 1 p.m. Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m. Indianapolis at New England, 1 p.m. Atlanta at Houston, 1 p.m. Carolina at Tampa Bay, 1 p.m. Baltimore at Cleveland, 4:05 p.m. Dallas at Arizona, 4:15 p.m. Green Bay at N.Y. Giants, 4:15 p.m. St. Louis at San Francisco, 4:15 p.m. Detroit at New Orleans, 8:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5 San Diego at Jacksonville, 8:30 p.m.LEAGUELEADERSAFC PASSING AttCompYdsTDInt Brady, NWE3872533266 2510 Schaub, HOU2921782479 156 Rthlsbrger, PIT354 2242877169 Hsslbeck, TEN3372062357148 M. Moore, MIA1871191319 75 NFCPASSING AttCompYdsTDInt Rodgers, GB329 2383168314 Brees, NO42229933262311 Romo, DAL3462232800197 Manning, NYG3552202952189 A. Smith, SNF2741711976134 AFCRUSHING AttYardsAvgTD Jones-Drew, JA2129414.45 F. Jackson, BUF1709345.56 A. Foster, HOU1717404.36 Be. Tate, HOU1226865.63 R. Rice, BAL1586634.28 NFCRUSHING AttYardsAvgTD L. McCoy, PHL18810195.410 Forte, CHI1879285.03 M. Turner, ATL2008884.48 Peterson, MIN1868724.711 Gore, SNF1898704.65 AFCRECEIVING NoYds Avg LongTD Welker, NE741028 13.999t6 Marshall, MIA5474713.8462 M. Wallace, PIT53922 17.495t6 Grnkwski, NE5680514.45210 R. Rice, BAL5151310.1522 NFCRECEIVING NoYdsAvgLongTD J. Graham, NO6287314.1596 Sproles, NO604487.5363 Johnson, DET5997416.573t11 St. Smith, CAR5699217.777t5 R. White, ATL5471013.1433 AFC SCORING, NONKICKERS TDRusRecRetX2Pts R. Rice, BAL1082006 0 Grnkwski, NE100100060 Decker, DEN807104 8 A. Foster, HOU862004 8 V. Jackson, SD707004 2 NFC SCORING, NONKICKERS TDRusRecRetX2Pts McCoy, PHI12102007 2 Peterson, MIN12111007 2 Johnson, DET110110066 J. Nelson, GB909005 4 C. Newton, CAR990005 4EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh1263276550 Philadelphia1163257362 N.Y. Rangers1043234738 New Jersey1081215254 N.Y. Islanders5103133561 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Toronto1282267070 Boston1270246539 Buffalo1280245851 Ottawa1092226270 Montreal993215350 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Florida1163256051 Washington1171236259 Tampa Bay992205567 Winnipeg893195865 Carolina8113195372WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Chicago1263277167 Nashville1064245554 Detroit1171235343 St. Louis1082225046 Columbus5132124770 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Minnesota1253274740 Edmonton1182245751 Vancouver1091215857 Colorado9111195665 Calgary8101174251 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA San Jose1251255743 Los Angeles1173255250 Dallas1280245355 Phoenix1063235449 Anaheim6104164161 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Tuesdays Games Toronto 7, Tampa Bay 1 Los Angeles 3, St. Louis 2 Edmonton 6, Nashville 2 Wednesdays Games Boston at Buffalo, late Columbus at New Jersey, late Philadelphia at N.Y. Islanders, late St. Louis at Pittsburgh, late Winnipeg at Washington, late Montreal at Carolina, late Calgary at Detroit, late N.Y. Rangers at Florida, late Nashville at Minnesota, late Los Angeles at Dallas, late Anaheim at Phoenix, late Vancouver at Colorado, late Chicago at San Jose, late Thursdays Games No Games Scheduled Fridays Games Detroit at Boston, 1 p.m. New Jersey at N.Y. Islanders, 3 p.m. Montreal at Philadelphia, 3 p.m. Edmonton at Minnesota, 4 p.m. N.Y. Rangers at Washington, 4 pm. Chicago at Anaheim, 4 p.m. Ottawa at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. Winnipeg at Carolina, 7 p.m. Buffalo at Columbus, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Florida, 7:30 p.m. Calgary at St. Louis, 8 p.m. Toronto at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Vancouver at Phoenix, 9 p.m. SCORING LEADERS PlayerTeamGAPTS KesselTOR161430 GirouxPHI111526 LupulTOR111526 VersteegFLA111425 VanekBUF111324 KopitarLA101424 D. SedinVAN61824 HossaCHI91423 PominvilleBUF81523 SmythEDM111122 H. SedinVAN71522 Nugent-Hopkin EDM81422 KaneCHI71522 BackstromWAS61622 NealPIT12921 SeguinBOS111021 SkinnerCAR91221 WeissFLA81321 EberleEDM71421 StamkosTB11920 FranzenDET101020 FleischmannFLA91120 SpezzaOTT61420 ThorntonSJ51520 PlekanecMON51520FOOTBALLNational Football League ARIZONA CARDINALSSigned DE Ronald Talley from the practice squad. ATLANTA FALCONSSigned OT Kyle Jolly to the practice squad. Placed OL Andrew Jackson on practice squadinjured. CHICAGO BEARSSigned LS Jake Laptad to a three-year contract. Signed OT Josh Davis and CB Joshua Moore to the practice squad. CINCINNATI BENGALSReleased CB Walter McFadden from the practice squad. DENVER BRONCOSWaived QB Kyle Orton. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARSPlaced LB Clint Session on injured reserve. Signed LB Kevin Bentley. NEW YORK JETSWaived TE Shawn Nelson. WASHINGTON REDSKINSSigned RB Evan Royster from the practice squad. Released RB Tashard Choice. LOCALSCHEDULE SPORTSSNAPSHOTS THESCOREBOARD Lake Placid MONDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Sebring,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: 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. THURSDAY: Boys Soccer vs.Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Mulberry,6/7:30 p.m. Sebring SATURDAY: Boys Basketball vs.Naples,12:30/2 p.m. MONDAY: Girls Basketball at Lake Placid,6/7:30 p.m. TUESDAY: Boys Basketball at Hardee,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Avon Park, 6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Lake Wales,6/7:30 p.m.; Girls Soccer at Lake Wales, 6/7:30 p.m. Avon Park TUESDAY: Girls Basketball vs.Sebring,6/7:30 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Hardee,8 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Hardee,6 p.m. T HURSDAY: Boys Basketball at Kathleen,7:30 p.m.; Girls Basketball at Kathleen,6 p.m.; Boys Soccer vs.Frostproof,8 p.m.; Girls Soccer vs.Frostproof,6 p.m. A A U U T T O O R R A A C C I I N N G G S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Lucas Oil Off Road Racing . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S SN N H H L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Detroit at Boston.. . . . . . . . . . N N B B C C 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Florida at Tampa Bay.. . . . . . . . S S U U N NTimes, games, channels all subject to change G G O O L L F F F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 9 9 a a . m m . EuroPGA South African Open . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F N N o o o o n n A ustralian PGA Championship . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . O mega Mission Hills World Cup, Day 1 . G G O O L L F F 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . American Century Championship . . . . . G G O O L L F FS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 9 9 a a . m m . EuroPGA South African Open . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F N N o o o o n n Australian PGA Championship . . . . . . . . G G O O L L F F 3 3 p p . m m . Omega Mission Hills World Cup, Day 1 . G G O O L L F F 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . A merican Century Championship . . . . . G G O O L L F FC C O O L L L L E E G G E E F F O O O O T T B B A A L L L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y 1 1 1 1 a a . m m . Louisville at South Florida . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 N N o o o o n n Iowa at Nebraska . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Arkansas at LSU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Boston College at Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C 7 7 p p . m m . Pittsburgh at West Virginia . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 1 1 0 0 : : 1 1 5 5 p p . m m . California at Arizona State . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NS SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n Ohio State at Michigan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C N N o o o o n n Georgia at Georgia Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N N N o o o o n n Rutgers at Connecticut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S N N o o o o n n Rice at SMU . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N N N o o o o n n Iowa State at Oklahoma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . F F X X 1 1 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . M aryland at North Carolina State . . . . . . . . 4 4 4 4 1 1 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Tennessee at Kentucky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 3 8 8 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Grambling State vs. Southern . . . . . . . . . N N B B C C 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Alabama at Auburn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Virginia Tech at Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C C 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . P enn State at Wisconsin . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Oregon State at Oregon . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 3 3 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Baylor at Texas Tech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 7 7 p p . m m . Florida State at Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 7 7 : : 4 4 5 5 p p . m m . C lemson at South Carolina . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 8 8 p p . m m . Notre Dame at Stanford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A A B B C CC C O O L L L L E E G G E E B B A A S S K K E E T T B B A A L L L L F FR R I I D D A A Y Y N N o o o o n n Old Spice Classic, Semifinal . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . 76 Classic, Semifinal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Mississippi Valley St. vs. Tennessee St. E E S S P P N N 2 2 4 4 p p . m m . Miami at Mississippi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Old Spice Classic, Semifinal . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 1 1 0 0 p p . m m . South Carolina vs. North Carolina . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2S SA A T T U U R R D D A A Y Y 1 1 0 0 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Las Vegas Invite, Teams TBA . . . . . . . . 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C M Y K to happen. But if Arkansas wins this week and loses the division tiebreaker, Edwards said the Razorbacks still wouldnt necessarily out of the national title picture. Its so confusing, Tennessee defensive tackle Malik Jackson came up with his own ratings system after playing all three teams. I mean, theyre all 1-11, Jackson said. You really cant make out a differe nce, especially between LSU and Bama. This situation is unheard of even in the SEC, which was the first league to split into divisions in 1992. Its just the third time three teams from the same division been ranked in the top 5, according to STATS LLC. The Big 12 South did it on two consecutive weeks in November 2008 with No. 2 Texas Tech, No. 4 Texas and No. 5 Oklahoma. Its the first time since the final regular season poll in 1971 that one league has had teams 1 through 3: The old Big Eights Nebraska, Oklahoma and Colorado. ou dont expect it to be 1-2-3, but you expect it to be the best division in thec ountry, Auburn tight end Philip Lutzkenkirchen said. ere looking forward to trying to change that top 3 a l ittle bit. One benefit of three divis ion rivals topping the field i s that there are more headto-head comparisons. Tennessee and Mississippi State have both played all three and Auburn is about to join that group. The Bulldogs lost 19-6 (LSUAlabama 44-17 (Arkansas When you look at those three teams they can keep playing each other and youd probably have different results every time because of the differences in the teams, Mullen said. Each one of them has a strong point that is stronger than the other team. It depends on whose strengths get highlighted during the game. The Volunteers fell to LSU (38-7Alabama (37-6 scores and lost to Arkansas 49-7. Coach Derek Dooley says s not surprising those teams comprise the top 3. e played those three teams, and they put it to usp retty good, Dooley said. I mean, I think you look at the last five, six years this league keeps bringing in and attracting a lot of great players. The more great players that get in the league, the more chance you have of having some teams that canc ompete at that level. Alabama coach Nick Saban wont even talk about Arkansas-LSU or the BCS Nothing matters except how we play in this game, Saban said. Thats all that matters. In fact, I think Im going to tell the team that if they want to watch the LSUArkansas game, turn it off and go watch some Auburn film. That game means nothing to us either LSUs Will Blackwell understands how Saban feels. T he Tigersguard would just as soon not share the lofty position with other West teams. Theyre rivals after all. e dont want them to do good and they dont want us to do good, Blackwells aid. Its part of the game, but theyre ranked in the top 3, more power to them. For Arkansas, the da ys leading up to the big national stage have been marred by tragedy. Tight end Garrett Uekman passed away suddenly Sunday. But the Razorbacks know what a special position theyre in on the field after r ebounding from the Alabama loss with seven straight wins. Basically to me its a game for the SEC title and the national championship g ame, Arkansas linebacker Jerico Nelson said. The winner of that game has a good chance of going to the n ext stage. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunFriday, November 25, 2011Page 3B HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 3 7 7 4 4 0 0 kip doty tournament; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; kip doty tournament; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 3 7 7 8 8 7 7 Z eno's Italian Restaurant P; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 1 1/18,25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 1 1 1 1 4 4 Zeno's Italian Restaurant P; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 11/18,25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 1 1 1 1 4 4 kip doty tournament; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; kip doty tournament; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 3 7 7 8 8 7 7 HARDER HALL GOLF COURSE; 3.639"; 3"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 3 7 7 4 4 0 0 for a 39-16 lead at the break. The first-half momentum carried over as the stifling Avon Park defense, coupled with Sebrings cold shooting, allowed the lead to balloon from 13 at the half to 27 by the end of the third. Taylor got Sebring on the board first, but Baker hit two free throws and, after a Taylor put-back, Dewberry split a pair at the line and Lawton got inside for two. Decaris Jones hit from downtown to cut it to 44-23, but the Devils would run off1 6-straight. R omeollo Roberts scored and Lawton scored twice around a Dewberry drive. Baker connected on consecutive jumpers and closed the quarter with five free throws. T aylor got inside for another score late, but it was long past too late at that point, with Avon Park up 6225. An emptying of both benches made for a sloppy final eight minutes with a running clock and saw just two points put up, a free throw each from Perry and Alfred Brown. Devil coach Luther Clemons did his best to quell any notion of extra incentive f or the night. Im not into the whole rivalry, he said. Its just nice to get a win to open the regular season. ere a defensive team and thats going to carry us, C lemons continued. But I also liked how we moved the b all on offense. How we moved it and shared it. Thats what we keep preaching, teamwork and brotherhood. Rivalry or not, a team with high hopes getting humbled early in the season is reason f or looking ahead. e werent getting anything and when we did, we werent hitting anything, Harris said. But it will be a d ifferent game when we see them again on Dec. 22. I can g uarantee you that. Continued from 1B AP hoops evens football score News-Sun photos by D AN HOEHNE Above: Sebrings Jared Cannon heads to the hoop against Travis Lawton Tuesday. Cannon and Matt Taylor would lead Sebring with 10 points each in the lopsided loss to Avon Park. Right: Reggie Baker gets this shot off, with Davaris Faulk flying at him, in Avon Parks big win Tuesday night. Baker would score a game-high 27 points. Continued from 1B SEC going one, two, three We played those three teams, and they put it to us pretty good. DEREKDOOLEY T ennessee head coach


C M Y K Golf HammockLast Monday, Nov. 21, the Mezza Group played Individual Pro-Am Points at Golf Hammock Country Club. In A group, Les Campbell took first place with plus 2 and Mike Winchester was in second place with minus 1. Fred Latshaw was even to take first place in B group and Joe Martini was at minus 1 for second place. Pat Dell scored even for first place in C group while Tony Frances was minus 2 for second place. Doug Haire led in D group with plus 3 and Bob Topel was even for second place. Paul Brown had plus 3 for first place in E group and David Mulligan was plus 2 for second place. Ken Spencer shot a magnificent plus 8 for first place in F group and Dick B otelho shot a plus 6 for second place. In G group there was a tie between Les Layton and Jean Terrell at even. Janet Howland scored plus 2 to take the lead in H group and a tie between Jerry Linsley and Jerry Patterson with plus 1. Ron Geouque was in first place in I group with plus 7 and Bud Hill in second place with plus 4. N ext Monday the Mezza Group will have a shotgun start beginning at 7:45 a.m. at Golf Hammock CC. For more information, call Pete M ezza at 382-1280.Harder HallA Points Game was played by the Ladies League on Monday, Nov. 14. T he winners were: Tying for first/second places were Carol Grimm and Jolly Ryan with plus-1 each. And third place was Doris Cunningham w ith plus-6. Chip-ins: No. 1, Mary Hayes; No. 8, Ronna Mason; and No. 11, Joyce Fleming.Lake June West Golf ClubA Mixed Scramble was played on Thursday, Nov. 17. Winning first place was the team of Ron Hesson, Charlotte Mathew, John and Gloria Huggett with 54. Tying for second/third places were the teams of John and Shelly Byron, Don Boulton and Bill Brouhle; Ron and Sylvia West, Bob and Verna Knishka with 56 each. Closest to the pin: (Ladies Margaret Schultz, 5-f eet-1-inch; and No. 8, Joyce Swartz, 2-feet10-inches. (Men 4, Ron Hesson, 17feet-11-inches. The Mens A ssociation played a Mens League event on Wednesday, Nov. 16. Winning first place was the team of Orville Huffman, Bob Orr, Walt Nagel and Fred Neer with 40; second place, John Byron, Art Schmeltz, Ott Wegner and Bill Fowler with 42; and third place, ClaudeC ash, Ward Shaw, Roger Childers and Norm Grubbs with 43. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Bob Knishka, 11-feet; No. 4, Art Schmeltz, 1-foot-7inches; and No. 8, Claude Cash, 4-feet-6-inches. The Ladies Association played a Ladies League event on Monday, Nov.1 4. Winning first place was the team of Sylvia West, Betty Billau and Jan Mannw ith 40; second place, Hellon Mellon, Pat Asmus, Janice Berringer and Elaine Orr with 41; and third place,V irginia Simmons, Jane Roush, Eva Huffman and Patty Mancuso with 42. Closest to the pin: No. 2, Mary Malone, 5-feet; No. 4, Patty Mancuso, 14-feet-6-inches; and No. 8, MargaretS chultz, 7.5-feet.River GreensThe Mens Association played a Mens Day event on Monday, Nov. 21. Winning first place was the team of Russ Rudd, Jim Cercy, Clark Austin and Glenn Nelson with minus-34. Tying for second/third places were the teams of Ken Brunswick, Gil Heier,F red Evans and Gary Riddle; John Smutnick, Johnny Wehunt and Bob Stevens with minus-21 each. Closest to the pin: No. 3, Tim Thomas, 10-feet; No. 5, John Smutnick, 16-feet-3-inches; No. 12, Tim Thomas, 10-feet-11-inches; and No. 17, John Smutnick, 9-feet-4-inches. The Ladies Association played a Pro-Am tournament on Thursday, Nov. 17. Winning first place was the team of Carole McClay, Anne Purcell, Pat Graf and Helen Ochala with plus-7.5; and second place, Bev Rudd, Jeanine P ersails and Pat Kincer with plus-4. Individual winners were: Tying for first/second places, Carole McClay and Jeanine Persails with plus-4.5 each. Third place, Bev Rudd with plus-3.5. The Mens Association played a ProAm tournament on Wednesday, Nov.16. Winning first place was the team of B ob Stevens, Harold Lee, Vince Boever and Butch Smith with plus-15.5; second place, Joe Graf, B.C. Roberts and John Yoder with plus-5; and third place, Gary Riddle, Johnny Wehunt, Bob Streeter and Cliff Steele with plus-2.5. I ndividual winners: A Flight (25over): First place, Larry Roy with plus-8; tying for second/third places were Tim Thomas and Vince Boever with plus-2 each. B Flight (19-24 Butch Smith with plus7.5; and second place, B ob Streeter with plus3. C Flight (18-under First place, Gary Riddle with plus-6; and second place, Joe Graf with plus-3.5. The Golfettes played a game on Tuesday, N ov. 15. The winners were: F irst place, Bev Rudd and Carole McClay with 57. Tying for s econd/third places were Linda Therrien and Lucy Roberts;C arol Roy and Fran Neil with 60 each. The Morrison Group played a game on Tuesday, Nov. 15. W inning first place was the team of Lefty St. Pierre, Butch Smith and Bob Stevens with minus-27; and second place, Kenneth Brunswick, Peter Bridge, Jim Cercy and Fred Evans with minus-25. The Morrison Group played a game on Monday, Nov. 14. Winning first place was the team of Bob Streeter, Romy Febre, Johnny Wehunt and Jim Cercy with minus-31; a nd second place, Cliff Steele, J.R. Messier, Butch Smith and Bob Stevens with minus-24. The Mens Association played a Mens Day event on Saturday, Nov. 12. Tying for first/second places were t he teams of Russ Rudd, Jim Cercy a nd Gil Heier; Cliff Steele, Rob Wolf and Johnny Wehunt with minus-25 each. Third place, Bob Streeter, Cecil Lemons, Neil Purcell and Ray Knauf with minus-24. Closest to the pin: No. 3, Hank Wunderlich; No. 5, K. Brunswick, Holein-One; No 12, K. Brunswick, 11-feet-1inch; and No. 17, N. Purcell, 5-feet-1-inch. T he Ladies Association played a Pro-Am tournament on Thursday, Nov. 10. Winning first place was the team of Carol Roy, Linda Therrien, Barbara Stuber and Laura Smutnick with plus7; and second place, Helen Ochala, Fran Neil and Don Johnson with plus4.5. Tying for third/fourth places were the teams of Betty Wallace, Anne Purcell and Janet Regan; Elaine Keppler, Karen Speaker, Jeanine P ersails and Peggy Wehunt with plus2.5; E Individual winners were: First place, Carol Roy with plus-9.5. Tying for second/third places were Linda Therriena nd Frances Neil with plus-5 each. T he Morrison Group played an event on Thursday, Nov. 10. The winners were: Tying for first/second places were Gil Heier and Harold Plagens; Bob Streeter and LeftyS t. Pierre with minus-15 each. Tying for third/fourth places were Butch Smith and Hank Wunderlich; Gerry Page and Keith Kincer with minus-14 each.SpringLakeOn Tuesday, Nov. 22, the SpringLake Mens Golf Association held a Four Man Team Two Best Balls tournament on the Cougar Trail course. First place went to the team of Ken Kirby, Bob Hinde, Jim Foote and Bill Robbins, who had a score of 122, propelled by Mr. Footes net 67 and Mr. Hindes net 68. Second place went to the team of Bill Lawens, Leon Van, Red Bohanon and Charlie Keniston with a score of 123 that was aided strongly by Mr.Vans net 66 and Mr. Kenistons net 70. T hird place was taken by the team of Jan Hard, Jack Hoerner, Vern Hoffman and Charlie Ackling, who scored 125. F ourth place went to Bart Bartholomy, Jay Payne, Ed Clay and Gale Monda at 126 and fifth to Joe Austin, Bo Bohanon, Larry Meisner and Bob Frederick at 127. Page 4BNews-SunFriday, November 25, 2011w ww.newssun.com rotary wgd; 7.444"; 7"; Black; rotary wgd; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 3 7 7 7 7 6 6 MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 3.639"; 4"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 LAKE DENTON CAMP; 3.639"; 3"; Black; Christmas break; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 2 2 9 9 0 0 MUSSELMAN APPLIANCES; 3.639"; 4"; Black; sports; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 rotary wgd; 7.444"; 7"; Black; rotary wgd; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 3 7 7 7 7 6 6 LAKE DENTON CAMP; 3.639"; 3"; Black; Christmas break; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 2 2 9 9 0 0 Harvick finished third to Jimmie Johnson and Denny Hamlin in last years Chase for the Sprint Cup championship, and Childress was certain at least one of his drivers would make a run at the title this year and dethrone five-time champion Johnson. Instead, only Harvick qualified for the Chase. Although he opened it tied with Kyle Busch for the top seed, he finished third again in the final standings. This marks the third crew chief change since the season ended Sunday at Homestead. Steve Addington quit as Kurt Buschs crew chief this week, and Chip Ganassi Racing lured engineer Chris Heroy away from Hendrick Motorsports to crew chief Juan Pablo Montoya next season. Also, three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart is in limbo: He told Darian Grubb he was being let go as crew chief before Grubb rallied Stewart to the title. Continued from 1B Harvick third again not good enough In addition, the number of offseason urine tests will increase gradually from 125 currently to 250 before the 2015 season. As for the playoffs, there will be an additional two teams that will give baseball 10 of 30 clubs in the postseason. In the NFL, 12 of 32 teams make the playoffs. In the NBAand NHL, 16 of 30 advance. The wild-card teams in each league the non-first place teams with the best records will meet in a onegame playoff, with the winners advancing to the division series. Manfred said a decision on whether the expanded playoffs would start next year likely will be made by the January ownersmeeting. I think having a second wild-card team is great for the game, said NLMVP Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers. I think it adds intrigue, it adds excitement. If you look at what the wild card, the first wild card, has done for baseball over the last few years, its made games late in the season relevant for everybody This agreement also calls for the Houston Astros to switch from the NLCentral to the ALWest in 2013. Continued from 1B MLB has labor agreement


C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, November 25, 2011Page 5B DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 1.736"; 3"; Black; process, healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 3 5 5 6 6 2 2 BEST HEARING CENTER; 5.542"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 1 1 1 1 1 1 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; seam p/u; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 2 2 9 9 8 8 Y OUNG AT HEART TRAVEL PP; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 11/23,25,27; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 3 3 1 1 6 6 Family FeaturesEvery year, Americans s tock up on lemon tea, vitamin C, and herbal remedies to brace for another long flu season. But what really works? P rotecting yourself (and your friends, family, and community) from influenza is as easy as taking these three simple steps: Get a flu shotTwo-thirds of Americans p lan to get the flu vaccine this year, but following t hrough on this pledge can be difficult. Find the time to make an a ppointment with your doctor for a flu shot or go to an e vent that is offering the shots. Stop the spread of germsCommon-sense germ prec autions are one of the most powerful steps you can take to stop the flu in its tracks. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this means washing your hands frequently or u sing an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; covering your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze; avoiding close c ontact with sick people; and limiting contact with healthy people if you fall ill.Seek help if you are under the weatherI f you do become sick, it's important to see your doctor r ight away. Although many people think of the flu as just a nuisance illness, it canb e very serious especially for the very young, the elderly, and anyone with a weak immune system. Every year, the flu is responsible for hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and countl ess hours of lost work. HEALTHYLIVING F amily Features The risk of getting the flu can be greatly reduced with just a few simple steps. Top 3 flufighting tips StatePoint MediaThe holidays are a time for family, fun a nd festivities. So why are you so stressed? Actually, stress is associated with positive life events as much as negative ones. Its normal to feel overwhelmed when planning family meals, shopping for gifts, decoratingt he house or figuring out what to do with the kids during their holiday break. Stress causes an unhealthy high alert! response that wears down the body, saysA shley Davis Bush, author of the book Shortcuts to Inner Peace: 70 Simple Paths to Everyday Serenity. Through intentionally summoning a feeling of inner calm, we literally change thec hemistry of our bodies. If youre looking to keep a calm head in the midst of visiting relatives and busy shopping malls, try some of Bushs favorite shortcuts this holiday season: Play It Again, SamW hen you find yourself grumbling over a nagging task (hanging lights, preparing the guest room), play or sing a specific song. It doesnt have to be holiday-related; any upbeat tune will help! Remember This: When waiting in line to purchase gifts or groceries, ask yourself What do I need to remember? Keep asking yourself this question until you start to get substantial answers like I need to remember what really matters in life. Stop N SmellBefore you being cooking a holiday meal, take time to smell your ingredients. Or pull a fragrant item from your pantry that triggers positive emotions (e.g. coffee, vanilla extract, rosemary). Close your eyes and inhale. The smell should ground you in the present, allowing you to savor your time in the kitchen. My SunshineFamily dynamics are complicated and can get strained during the holidays. If you find y ourself getting annoyed with a loved one, consider humming the song You Are My Sunshine and remember that your time together is limited. If your buttons really get pushed, excuse yourself and throw cool water on your face or place a wet towel on your neck. Cool relief to the body brings relief to the mind as well. Touch TankIts easy in the hustle and bustle of the holidays to forget to appreciate all the beautiful decorations, not to mention the beauty of the season. Consider keeping a small box or basket of seasonal treasures pine cones, smooth stones, mistletoe and chestnuts. Whenever you feel tense or overwhelmed, take a few moments to finger each object. Simple appreciation tends to restore inner calm. e often think we need to change our circumstances to feel peaceful or that we need to be immersed in spa-like surroundings to find tranquility, says Bush.But inner peace requires no extra time or money just a shift in attention. You can find more ways to cope with stress at www.ashleydavisbush.com. Shortcuts to help you cope with holiday stress Family Features Did YouKNOW?I n Florida, the bicycle is l egally defined as a vehicle. Bicyclists using a public roadway are considered o perators of motor vehicles and are responsible for observing all traffic laws. W ith few exceptions, there is only one road and it i s up to motorists and bicyclists to treat each o ther with care and respect. A dherence to the law is the foundation of respect.


C M Y K Family FeaturesRegardless of age, sex, e thnicity, race, education or location, the number of Americans who are obese,d iabetic or suffer from heart and other chronic diseases continues to rise. But new t echnology is helping to improve patient wellbeing. B y using mobile health products and services, such as those offered by mHealth, the wireless industry is dramatically reforming health-c are via the three pillars of reformation: improving access and quality of care while decreasing costs. According to CTIA-The Wireless Association's semiannual survey, there arem ore wireless devices (322.9 million) than Americans ( 315.5 million), so it makes sense to connect health and wireless technology. Wireless technology is efficient When doctors monitor their patients remotely, patients save time andm oney by cutting down on in-office doctor's appointments. If there are irregularities with the patien's health, doctors are made aware via wireless monitoring, and can properly address the matter by alerting their patient to visit the emergency room, or prescribe medication. In a field in which every second counts, doctors can improve care by receiving real-time delivery of medical tests and other vital information. With these tech innovations, patients can be prompted by text message to check their glucose level or take their blood pressure. Remote monitoring also means medical professionals can detect health problems such as cardiac arrhythmias. Wireless healthcare benefits for patients Arecent CTIAand Harris survey found that physicians b elieve more than one quarter of their patients would b enefit from wireless services. In addition, 80 percent of d octors and 89 percent of specialists said they want to see continued investment in m Health as wireless technology is able to improve and p romote better healthcare. Wireless medical devices are especially beneficial for people in rural and remote areas who do not typicallyh ave readily available access to the best healthcare professionals. Regardless of one's location, mHealth solutions eliminate inconsistency in healthcare by offering patients theo pportunity to receive the best access and care. C urrently, there are more than 17,000 mobile apps available for consumers to track weight-loss, exercise and fitness progress or toh elp manage chronic disease. For example, some apps help diabetics record their daily blood sugar levels. If the levels entered are h armful or dangerous, a text message alerts users with suggested steps and tips to prevent the condition from getting worse. Expecting and new mothers can receive free weekly text messages via text4baby. These messages coincide with the baby's due date or date of birth. Started in February 2010, and led by National Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition, text4baby has sent more than 250,000 medically underserved people health tips. Wireless healthcare predictions According to international consulting and marketing firm Global Partners Inc., it is projected that 60 million people will benefit from using tools like remote patient monitoring devices by 2013 to prolong and improve their health. The U.S. currently spends more than any other industrialized country in the world on healthcare, approximately $2.2 trillion every year, but mHealth solutions could help save as much as $21.1 billion per year. Thanks to the proliferation of mobile products and services, ease-of-use and continued innovation by the wireless industry, mHealth can dramatically revolutionize our healthcare system. But in order for mHealth to make a significant impact, the wireless industry needs more spectrum. It fuels the wireless industry so we can meet consumers' demands for everything from accessing the mobile Internet to powering mHealth solutions. To learn more about the future of mHealth and the wireless industry's need for more spectrum, visit: http:/ /www.ctia.org/advocacy/policy_topics/topic.cfm/TID/59. Page 6BNews-SunFriday, November 25, 2011www.newssun.com POSITIVE MEDICAL TRANSPORT; 3.639"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 1 1 0 0 3 3 FRAMES AND IMAGES; 3.639"; 2"; Black; 11/18,25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 LAMPE & KEIFFER; 3.639"; 4"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 1 1 1 1 2 2 APPLE A DAY HEALTH FOOD; 3.639"; 2"; Black; healthy living chem dry; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 2 2 9 9 2 2 DearPharmacist: I took your column regarding hormone replacement to my doctor. Hes never orderedp rogesterone, just estrogen because of the hysterectomy. For eight years, Ive suffered with occasional hot flashes, mood swings, insomnia, andI cant lose weight. Anyway, three days later, his nurse called to say he did some research, and wanted to add bio-identical progesterone tom y compounded prescription cream. Two weeks later, I feel remarkably better. S.H., Boca Raton Answer: Youre lucky your doctor is open-minded.T his is an important topic so Im revisiting it. Should a w oman with a hysterectomy just take estrogen, or estrogen along with progesterone? Its not black and white. Some physicians refuse to recognize thei mportance of progesterone once the uterus is taken out! Thats unfortunate because women could suffer needlessly. F or new readers trying to understand this, let me back up. In early November, my syndicated column informed women with a hysterectomyt hat taking unopposed estrogen, (meaning estrogen without progesterone) wasnta lways a good idea. Many doctors today assume the hormone proges-t erone has only one useto protect the uterus. But that is w rong, there are progesterone receptors throughout the entire body, and like e veryother human hormone, it has far-reaching effects. Does it make senset o deprive the body of the benefits of progesterone, just because one particular organt hat used it was surgically removed? When you deprive a person of progesterone, an insufficiency develops and may lead to chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, brain fog, insomnia, hot flashes, inability to lose weight, drys kin, thinning hair, bone loss, PMS, fibroids or migraines. Progesterone is known to relieve these problems, whether or not a uterusi s present. It can benefit men sometimes too. There remains confusion about progestin (drugs sus progesterone (a natural,b io-identical hormone that humans produce). Progestin drugs have been associatedw ith birth defects, whereas progesterone is the major hormone of pregnancy.P rogestins, in some studies, may be associated with highe r risk for breast cancer, heart attack and stroke, whereas progesterone is not. Progesterone stimulates production of thyroid hormone, important to every aspect ofl ife, whether or not a uterus is present. Its needed for brain health, progressive doctors administer this poststroke in hospitals. In men( who dont have a uterus) progesterone inhibits 5-alpha reductase, which can help with BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia). Progesterone isi ncredibly protective to breast tissue. According to two large E uropean studies, women with or without a hysterectomy who use bio-identicalh ormones have no increased risk of any disease. So even t hough the current medical standard of practice still says to give unopposed estrogen, and some physicians still adhere to this, mea nd other health experts completely disagree. For th e record, if people didnt dis-a gree with standards of practice wed still blame ulcers on stress, and use leeches for blood lettings.W e are born with many hor mones and they are best kept in balance. Its dangerous to mess with Mother Nature. Suzy Cohen is a registered pharm acist and the author of The 2 4-Hour Pharmacist and Real Solutions. For more information, visit www. DearPharmacist. com. This information is not intended to t reat, diagnose or cure your condition. The right hormones can make you happy HEALTHYLIVING Dear Pharmacist Suzy Cohen Wireless technology helps improve healthcare F amily Features W ireless devices can help in many aspects of health care. ARAContentD o you constantly feel like you gotta go? When you leave the house, do youa lways look where the nearest bathroom is, just in c ase? Bladder control problems are more common than you might think. H aving an Overactive Bladder can affect your quality of life, and 16 percent of the adult population, or about 33 millionp eople, have this condition, according to the Journal of Urology. People with an Overactive Bladder, orO AB, often experience: 1. High urinary frequenc y: More than eight times in a 24 hour period 2 Urinary urgency: A strong, compelling need to urinate that cannot be delayed 3. Urge incontinence: W etting accidents which occur before reaching a toilet If you have bladder control issues, dont let embar-r assment stand in the way of finding a solution. After talking with a doctor, most people start with conservative therapies. For example, doing exercises like kegels to strengthen the pelvic floor muscle. Other firststep treatment options might include dietary modification, bladder training programs and prescription medication. Unfortunately, conservative therapies fail up to 80 percent of people. Prescription medications a re not an option for many people, and for others, they may experience unwanteds ide effects and stop taking them altogether. Exercise a nd diet modification can be strict and require a timely commitment. F urthermore, the results might not live up to what patients are hoping for. Treatments like surgery work, but if you dont wantt o go the invasive route, there is one more option to consider. Bladder function is regulated by a group of nervesa t the base of the spine called the sacral nerve p lexus. By stimulating these nerves through gentlee lectrical impulses, you can gain better control of your bladder. Posterior Tibial Nerve Stimulation, otherwisek nown as PTNS, is a nondrug, non-surgical therapy that is helping many people with OAB take control. The Urgent PCN euromodulation System provides this low-risk treatment by indirectly stimulating the nerves responsible for bladder function using a nerve in your lower leg. Up to 80 percent of people who get PTNS have significant improvement in their bladder control symptoms, even when other treatment options have failed them in the past. To get an Urgent PC treatment, you visit a clinicians office. Overactive bladder? What you should know if you always gotta go NEWS-SUN 385-6155


C M Y K Atonement Lutheran Church, ELCASEBRING The First Sunday in Advent celebration will be led by the Rev.J efferson Cox. Lector/assistant is Ed Graff. Thursdays weekly Bible study will resume Dec. 1. The church thanks all the p eople who made donations of money or food to the Thanksgiving Food Drive. It was a great success. Now members are helping f ill Christmas boxes for veterans in local nursing homes and overseas. Items needed are small packages of toiletries, shaving cream, razors, gum, candy andc hocolates, cookies of all kinds. For more information, c all Donna Klemm or Joe Wortman at 382-0140. Bushes and flowers decor ating the Labyrinth Prayer Garden were planted in m emory of Scott Duncan Koch.Avon Park Church of ChristAVON PARK Christ T he Reality of Our Life (John 14:6 Sunday morning messagep resented by Larry Roberts, minister. T he Sunday night service will be a Bible study from the book of Psalms. T he church is at 200 S. Forest. Ave. Call 453-4692.Christ Lutheran Church LCMSAVON PARK This First Sunday of Advent, Pastor Scott McLean will preach a sermon titled Ready and Waiting aiting and Ready Wednesday is the first Advent Midweek celebration beginning with a soup supper followed by a service of evening prayer. McLean willp reach Waiting with Prayer. T he church is at 1320 County Road 64 .Call 4712663 or visit christlutheranavonpark.org.Christian Training Church SEBRING Rev. Linda M. Downing will bring them essage titled Witnesses of Truth: Part 3 at the Sunday morning service. The Wednesday night Bible study will continue the book of Hebrews.Emmanuel United Church of ChristSEBRING Guest preacher John Rainey will lead worship services on Scriptures Isaiah 11:1-10 and Matthew 3:1-12. The church is 1.7 miles west of U.S. 27 on County Road 634 (Hammock Road Call 471-1999 or visit sebringemmanuelucc.com.Faith Lutheran ChurchSEBRING Pastor Gary Kindle will deliver his Sunday morning sermon titled God is Faithful fromI Corinthians 1:3-9. This Sunday is the first Sunday in Advent. Advent (from the Latin word meaning coming) is a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the cele-b ration of the Nativity of Jesus at Christmas. It is marked by the Advent wreath. Advent starts the fourth Sunday before Dec.2 5. For Christians, the season of Advent serves as a reminder of both the original waiting that was done by the Hebrews for the birth oft heir Messiah as well as the waiting of Christians for Christs return. The celebration of Advent starts Nov. 27 and is culminated on Dec.2 5, as we celebrate the birth of Christ. Advent services at Faith Lutheran Church wills tart Wednesday. Sunday, Dec. 4, members will go caroling at TheP alms. Pizza will be served at the church before caroli ng. After the caroling they will return to the church for hot chocolate and cookies. F riday, Dec. 9 the church will have a Christmas Dinner P ageant. Cost is $5 for adults and children over 13; menu includes appetizers, baked ham, mashed potatoes supreme, sweet potatoes,g reen beans and birthday cake. Call the church from 9 a .m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 3857848 to make reservations.First Baptist Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK Rev. Jon B eck will speak at the Sunday morning service. Nursery is available for the morning service. The Sunday evening servi ce will be the Hanging of the Green, a service for the beginning of Advent. The church is at 100 N. Lake Ave. Contact informa-t ion at info@fbcap.net or visit the website at w ww.fbcap.net.First Baptist Church of Placid LakesLAKE PLACID On Sunday Pastor DarrylG eorge will preach the sermon titled The Heart of Thanksgiving with regards to Psalm 100:1-5. The church is at the corner o f Washington and Kemper avenues in Placid Lakes. For more information, call 4655126 from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Thursday, or e-mail the church at placidlakes@hotmail.com.First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)SEBRING At the Lords Table this Sunday morning will be Juanita Roberts and Betty Harcourt. Communion will be served by Catherine Baker, Sandra Laufer, Carol Chandler and Chris Baker. Greeting the congregation this First Sunday in Advent is Gene and Judi Stutzman. Sharron and David Campbell will be the readers during the short service to light the first Advent candle as members await the birth of the baby Jesus on Christmas Day. The pastors sermon is titled An Angel Appears to Joseph, taken from Matthew 1:20-21. Serving as acolyte for the month of November is Heaven Kunsak. CarolG raves and Ann Van Covering are working with Childrens Church. The church is at 510 Poinsettia Ave.First Presbyterian Church of Avon ParkAVON PARK On S unday morning, Pastor Bob Johnsons sermon is titled One Like the Son of Man based on Daniel 7:9-14. This is the first Sunday of A dvent. In the special Advent program titled We Wait in Hope, April Garciaw ill light one candle that stands for Wait. Wendy Garcia will be the litany andc andle lighting reader. The choirs introit will be We Wait in Hope and the anthem will be Carol For Advent with a flute solo byK athleen Richards. The adult Sunday school c lass is continuing the study of David in II Samuel 18, which tells of Absalom being murdered by Joab. Wendy Garcia is teaching the youthc lass and their lessons discuss how the Bible applies t o life today. On Wednesday, Bible study is titled The Basics oft he Faith, and will be led by Johnson. O n Thursday, Mens Fellowship will meet at The Depot. O n Saturday, Dec. 3, the Womens Ministries quarterly luncheon will be held in fellowship hall. The theme is Home for the Holidays.T ickets are $10. Entertainment will be The Pied Pipers. The church is at 215 E. Circle St. (with twoe ntrances on Lagrande Street). For questions, call 4 53-3242.First Presbyterian Church of SebringSEBRING Mary A Special Woman is the titleo f Sunday mornings sermon given by the Rev. Darrell A. Peer. Monday, Session meeting in the conference room. T uesday, Grief Support Group in the adult classroom. Youth Group (for middle and high school students) meets in fellowship hall for Bible study, sport activities, homework time and dinner. Wednesday, Christian Education Search Committee meets in the pastors study. Choir rehearsal. Saturday, Dec. 3 Womens Ministries Christmas Luncheon at Chicanes. Call 385-0107.First United Methodist Church of SebringSEBRING The Rev. A.C. Bryant will bring the message on the first Sunday of Advent, The Pre-existences of Christ, withS cripture from John 1:1-5. Family Movie Night is Saturday evening. Plan now to bring the children to the PancakeB reakfast with Santa from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 10. Everyone is welcome to attend. Call 385-5184. The church i s downtown at 126 S. Pine St. Visit the website at www.sebringfirstumc.com.G race Pointe ChurchSEBRING Grace Pointe Church is at 200 Lark Ave., Sebring HillsA ssociation Clubhouse. Tuesday Home Bible S tudy starts Christmas special topics. Sunday the pastor continu es the river renewal sermon series Making the W ilderness a Pasture. Do we stay or move on? Is the next campsite for a few days or a few years? What are we supposed to learn here andh ow will it prepare us for the future? Alot of questions. L ets explore some of the answers as we continue the follow the Israelites throught he Wilderness. Faces of Grace thanks the public for helping raise enough money for the Angel Tree project. Visit the web atw ww.gracepointeministries.n et. Email gracepointecog@ comcast.net.Heartland Christian ChurchSEBRING Pastor Ted Moores sermon this Sunday will be Light of the Worldw ith Scripture from Matthew 5:14-16. The service will also include Ralph Sylvester playing, a trombone quartet,G eorge Kelly singing O What a Savior, and The Heartland Singers singing The Unclouded Day. Adult Bible Study is Living on the Edge, taughtb y Pastor Ted Moore on Tuesday. The church is at 2 705 Alternate Route 17 South. Calle 314-969.Memorial United Methodist ChurchLAKE PLACID Pastor Fred Ball will preach at the Heritage (traditional and the Celebration (blend-e d) Service. Pastor Claude Burnett will preach at the N ew Song Contemporary Service in Rob Reynolds Hall. There will be an Advent Festival in Rob Reynolds Hall from 5-7 p.m. The church is at 500 Kent A ve. Call 465-2422.Parkway Free Will Baptist ChurchS EBRING The Sunday morning Bible lesson, Facing Life Without Worry, is taken from Matthew 6:25-34 (KingJ ames Version). Pastor Jim Scaggs will bring the Sunday morning worship service message. The Sunday evening servi ce will be the end-of-themonth-sing, followed by fellowship time. TheW ednesday evening service will be praise, prayer and Bible study, continuing int he book of Ecclesiastes.Southside Baptist ChurchS EBRING The Rev. Chris Marine, who is the W est Africa regional director in Niger, Africa, will bring the message in the Sunday morning worship service. Ron Frazee will bring them essage in the evening worship service. T he church is at 379 S. Commerce Ave. For information call 385-0752. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, November 25, 2011Page 7B 64 west collision; 1.736"; 2"; Black; 11/11,25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 3 7 7 8 8 6 6 GROVES AT VICTORIA PARK; 1.736"; 3"; Black; healthy living; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 1 1 0 0 4 4 LAKE COUNTRY JEWELERS; 9.347"; 3"; Black; 11/18,25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 1 1 0 0 6 6 SFCC; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; university center; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 2 2 8 8 8 8 RELIGION


C M Y K Page 8BNews-SunFriday, November 25, 2011www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun t hat is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSun at 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to c ome worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. For information contact (239 0390. Pastor Travis Vanderford. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 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 B ible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 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+The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, senior pastor; Scott King, interim youth minister; Joy Loomis, music director; and Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Primera Mision Bautista pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship; 10:45 a.m. Childrens Church; 6 p.m. Evening Service. Nursery provided for Sunday morning service. Regular Wednesday schedule: 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting; 6 p.m. childrens choirs; 6 p.m. youth activities; 6:30 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal; 7 p.m. Mission Programs. Call 453-6681 for details. Spanish Sunday services: 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. Sunday worship; 7 p.m. eevening worship. Spanish Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Bible study. Spanish Friday Meeting: 7 p.m. Family Night Visitation. In the heart of Avon Park. For the hearts of Avon Park. First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midw ay 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 Childrens Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing Gods Heart and Sharing Gods Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863 www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and womens prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the Place to discover Gods love. For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities; and Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mothers Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Childrens Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) Where the old fashion gospel is preached. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the Son always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergarten through fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 3850752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, Where the Bible is Always Open. Pastor Richard Schermerhorn 7408 Valencia Road; 655-2610. The Rev. Ronald Smith, assistant pastor, 386-1610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible 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. Jos Gonzlez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 3853993; Assisting Priest (retired Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Masses Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon MondayFriday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Weekend Masses 4 and 5 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Saturday Spanish Mass (Holy Family Youth Center), 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, noon Sunday Sunday Mass; 5 p.m. Sunday English Family Mass (Holy Family Youth Center). Confession: every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m. or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment with any priest. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31 Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lords Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; Building Gods Kingdom for Everyone. Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life! Alive and Worth the Drive! Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a mens grief support group, meets at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863 W eb 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.; Childrens Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesby Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. We 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 routeAvonPark Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Don Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP Brandt performing in LoridaL ORIDA Tommy Brandt, 2010 Inspirational Country Music Male Vocalist of the Year, will be in concert at First Baptist Church of Lorida at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. T he church is just off U.S. 98 at 1927 Blessings Ave. Admission price will be a l ove offering. For more information, call 655-1878.Womens Ministry kicks off Christmas seasonSEBRING The W omens Ministry of First Baptist Sebring is celebrating with a kick-off to the C hristmas Season at 6 p.m. T uesday in the church fellowship hall. There will be refreshments, music and a time of browsing the crafts, baked goods, jewelry, home decor and other items that ladies in our congregation a re offering for sale. U pWard Basketball registration will close on Tuesday. Those interested in their children learning the fundamentals of basketball, call the church office for more details at 385-5154. T ickets are now available for the annual Singing Christmas Tree, led this year by Minister of Music Nuno Norberto. There will be threep resentations: Dec. 8, 9, and 11 (Thursday, Friday, and Sunday). The tickets may be picked up at the church office on Pine Street. Theya re free and guarantee the holder a seat at these celebration services.A dvent Vesper services at St. JohnSEBRING Starting W ednesday, the Rev. Shiela Swanger will help St. John United Methodist Churchp repare for the Advent of Christ. D ec. 7, Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr. will share information about the ChristC hild. The meaning behind S anta, candy canes and other traditions will be discussed on Wednesday, Dec. 14. In conclusion on Wednesday, Dec. 21, they outh and children will tell the Christmas story at the annual Christmas pageant. E ach of the Advent Services will begin with a light supper served in fellowship hall. St. John United Methodist Church is at 3214G rand Prix Drive. For information, call 382-1736 Temple Israels Treasures Extravaganza Dec. 2SEBRING Clean out the gently used treasures to donate for sale or sell ity ourself for a $10 donation per table. It will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p .m. Friday, Dec. 2, located outside at 1305 Temple Israel Drive. C all 382-7744 or 3822397 for drop off or pick up o f large items. Respond early.Happy Crafters plan bazaarAVON PARK A Christmas Bazaar will be held at Union Church by the Happy Crafters from 9 a.m.t o 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. There will be crafts of all kinds, bakery goodies b rownies, cakes, cookies and bread. Trash and treasure tables and scrubbies too. Bring the kids, Santa Claus will be there from 11a .m. to 1 p.m. in the kids craft area. The bazaar will be at The Rock (youth buildings the grounds of Union Churchb etween Jim Rodger and Butler Streets, one block north of Main Street, downtown Avon Park (signs near church). T here will also be refreshments available.S ebring Aglow meets Dec. 3S EBRING Sebring Aglow Community L ighthouse meets on Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Sebring Chamber ofC ommerce, 227 U.S. 27 North. Continental breakfast i s at 9:30 am., followed by the meeting at 10 a.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Joey Barfield. He has been ministering t he Word of God for 18 years and encourages the church to rise and be all she was meant to be. Visit Sebring Aglow on F acebook or e-mail sebringaglow@gmail.com.Craft Bazaar and Cookie Walk planned for Dec. 3SEBRING The annual Craft Bazaar and Cookie Walk will be hosted byS pring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane (off U.S. 98, one-fourth mile east of hardware store) from 8 a.m. to 2p .m. Saturday, Dec. 3. There will be homemade crafts; knitted, crocheted ands ewn items; wood crafts, holiday decorations; Rada cutlery; hand-painted homed ecor; ceramics; cards and notes; too many items to list. C ookie Walkhome baked cookies (you fill the container with the cookies you pre-f er), candy and other sweets; baked goods (breads, browni es and more)! Breakfast and lunch will be served. Shop for you home decorating needs and buy one-of-a -kind items at great prices for you family and friends.Nativity scenes set up at Resurrection LutheranAVON PARK Various Nativity scenes will be on display in Burke Hall atR esurrection Lutheran Church, 124 E. Main St., corner of Main Street and Memorial Drive. Viewing hours will be f rom 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3 and noon to 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4. The Nativities are from members and friends of thec hurch to help welcome in the Christmas season. The event is free and the publici s invited. Coffee will be served. For further information: S u at 368-2282.St. Francis Holiday Bazaar is Dec. 3L AKE PLACID The annual Holiday Bazaar held b y St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. 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C M Y K www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, November 25, 2011Page 9B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer .Service time is 9:30 with Holy Communion. Coffee hour following services. Newcomers welcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mailr edeemer1895@aol.com Web site: redeemeravon.com The church is at 839 Howes Way,Avon Park (two miles north of Sun N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells Dodge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9a .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 e vening: Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m. Child care available at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come see what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863 0869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer Kid City Childrens Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, prime-timers, and Bible studies in Spanish. Kid City Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev. Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Rev. Gary Kindle, pastor.Traditional Worship service, 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday school and Bible classes: 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m. on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faiths Closet Thrift Store (385-2782 open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALCAmerican Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-1163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school will resume in the fall. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year roundfice phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 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; Mens Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American SignL anguage: 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 childrens 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, Childrens & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kids World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. The Lords Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the Millennium Church. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer a Saturday service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Tiger Gullett in the Millennium Church. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org All teachings are taken from the Manufacturers Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Childrens Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathersf or contemporary worship, teaching of Gods Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and childrens church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org P RESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morn-i ng worship: Informal service, 8 a.m.; traditional service, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; evening service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Childrens/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net ; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Womens Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 1 p.m.; Youth Group (middle and high school 3:30-6:30 p.m.; Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 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 childrens ministry;7 p.m., adult small group Bible studies. Children/youth music ministry (Thursday 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 as pecial Childrens Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacons meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863 Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Womens Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.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 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 98The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, where God is still speaking. 3115 Hope Street, Sebring, FL 33875 (1.8 miles west of U.S. 27 and Hammock Road). Sunday worship, 9:30 a.m.; Communion with worship first Sunday of month; Chapel Communion, 8:45 a.m. all other Sundays. All are welcome to receive the sacrament. For more information, call the church office at 471-1999 or e-mail eucc@earth link.net or check theWeb site sebringemmanuelucc.com. No matter who you are or where you are on lifes journey, youre welcome here.PLACESTOWORSHIP C hristmas items as well as an assortment of new and unique jewelry, handmade items along with a doll collection and other itemsf or children, which can be used as gifts throughout the year. Ladies of the parish are baking all kinds of Christmas cookies thatw ill be packaged for immediate use or can be frozen for later use. Coffee and snacks will also be available. T he church is at 43 Lake June Road. For further information, call thec hurch office at 465-0051 between 9 a.m. and 12 noon.Choir to perform Cantata excerptsAVON PARK The F lorida Avenue Baptist Church choir will performi ng excerpts from its Christmas Cantata Night Of Alleluias on Dec. 5 at Christmas On Main Street and again on Dec. 9 at the Florida Flywheelers Park. T he full cantata will be performed on Sunday, Dec. 18 at the church.Singing Christmas T ree begins Dec. 8SEBRING The Music M inistry at First Baptist, S ebring, invites the public to pick up free tickets to the annual Singing C hristmas Tree presentations at 7 p.m. Dec. 8, 9, and 11 in the church sanct uary.The free community wide celebrations will include some 50 singers, accompanied by a small orchestra of musicians, including Sandra White on the organ and LuAnn Haw k on the piano. The free tickets will be available beginning Monday. The church is at 200 E. Center Ave. C ontinued from page 8B RELIGION Snapshots S pecial to the News-SunAVON PARK With a combined total of 241 years in Christian service, Phoebe Bartolomeo, Jean Alexandera nd Irene Ayres are retiring. These ladies have been a model of Christian living to their church, their friends and their community. C ommunity Bible Church in Avon Park would like to thank and honor them. Born into a Christian family, Phoebe Bartolomeoa ccepted Christ at an early age, and has served Him faithfully since that time. Sheh as ministered as children's ministry leader, serving as teacher, coordinator andm any others. She has conducted rest h ome services and film ministry as well as a 7 year appointment as pastor in theF riends Church. When Christ speaks, she says, obey the Lord; don't put it off, as for the future, the rest of my life is in Gods hands. Jean Alexander was converted in a chicken coup at age 6 under the influenceo f a 12 year young minister who later went on to establ ish the only church in their bleak mining town. As she grew older, her past or, the Reverend Guy Terpe, encouraged her to attend B ible School. With this preparation, she was able to serve on the staff at T ransylvania Bible College and later at Gods Bible School. A t age 90, she wishes to submit the remainder of her l ife to Jesus, whatever the Lord has for her to do. It was Seyfert Camp M eeting and 11 year old Irene Ayers sat in the congreg ation with her family. Irene accepted Christ that night and has served Him e ver since. She started working with children at age 14 and continues to teachS unday School today at age 87. I n this capacity she has been able to influence many young lives for Christ. S he has one message for the world, Give your heart a nd life to Jesus. He is a wonderful Savior and Friend. Trio has 241 years of Christian service Irene Ayers J ean Alexander Phoebe Bartolomeo


C M Y K Page 10BNews-SunFriday, November 25, 2011www.newssun.com A LLIGATOR PACK AND SHIP; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 11/23,25,27; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 2 2 5 5 9 9 S TUDIO OF HEALTH AND BEAUTY; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 11/23,25,27; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 2 2 6 6 7 7 Twenty-four hours ago, I was seated with my family and friendsa round the Thanksgiving table. Now, I am seated in my chair and cannot move. I wont say I ate too much yesterday. I did, I just wont say it. W hy is it on Thanksgiving we give ourselves permission to gorge ourselves to the point of semi-consciousness? The difference between consciousness and semi-conscious-n ess is that with semi-consciousness you feel like you have been run over by a semi-truck. Of course, a great thing about Thanksgiving is the fabulous dinner spread, surrounded by family andf riends. It is truly a time to give thanks to God for the manifold b lessings he has showered on us throughout the year. Although there have been a few drought times dur-i ng the past year, Gods showers of blessing always came at the right t ime. Thanksgiving Day is for the dietchallenged person. Nothing is more challenging to me than my diet. And of this in particular I am mostg rateful for Thanksgiving. It is the one day of the year I can toss caut ion to the wind (which is the only exercise I get on Thanksgiving) and forget my diet carefully supervised by the Gracious Mistress of theP arsonage. It is not that I take advantage of the situation okay, so I do take advantage of the situation. However, that is the glorious aspecto f holidays like Thanksgiving. The person, me in particular, can get away with things that the rest of the year would be impossible. And Im not just thinking of that secondp iece of pumpkin pie. The second great thing about Thanksgiving is the day after. The business community refers to this day as Black Friday. They mean, of course, it is a day when they turnt heir ledger from red to black. Whoever invented the shopping f renzy associated with the day after Thanksgiving should be congratulated and offered the Nobel PeaceP rize. Black Friday in our home is when my wife and our daughters l eave the house early in the morning to spend the entire day shopping and I get the opportunity to black out for the entire day. If I may say so, it is a glorious day of loafing. T he feast like we usually have on Thanksgiving Day requires at least o ne full day of concentrating and allowing the meal to digest, no matter how long it takes. The older I get the longer it takes my digestives ystem to complete its work. My philosophy is, dont rush the process. Im all for cooperation. I believe this world would get along muchb etter if everybody would just cooperate. I set the example by cooperating with my digestive system for the entire day. I have found the best way to assist my digestive system is tos pend the day loafing. And I have managed to bring loafing to a finely d eveloped art. It has taken years for me to get to this point of expertise. Throughout the years, I have devel-o ped the finesse associated with total loafing that should be recorded s omewhere. My expertise in this area is most remarkable for the simple fact that I only get to practice this one day out of the year. I can assure you thato ne day is intensely devoted to the strenuous activity of loafing. I f you promise not to let this get back to you know who, I do get in an odd day every now and again to practice for this day. Nobody canr each the pinnacle of success I have on this matter without some kind of practice throughout the year. I am completely devoted to my art, as any other artist would be. I n case someone gets the wrong idea about all of this, let me assure you that loafing has certain health benefits. Of course, if I am caught practicing my loafing when my wifeh as instructed me to do some things around the house, it has an adverse effect on my health. The key here is to practice loafing when your wife is out of the house shopping the entire day, which is why BlackF riday was invented. It is a proven fact that most of the p eople in our country today are overworked and totally stressed out by their lives. In spite of all thet echnology available to us, we are a nation that has forgotten how to r est. Years ago in our country, when we were more Christian than we are today, we set aside Sunday as the day of rest. That has completelyg one by the wayside as we became a culture of 24/7 activity. The only s olution all our experts have come up with is to pop a pill and keep on going. Afriend of mine has a marvelous saying, Either come apart and resta while, or you will simply come apart. I like that. Jesus said something similar. Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will givey ou rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.( Matthew 11:28-30 KJV.) We have learned how to feast and our buffet table is loaded with goodies. Perhaps it would be a goodt ime to take some time to rest and let our soul settle and digest the rich blessings of god. The Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, 1471 Pine Road. He and his wife, Martha, live in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 352-687-4240, or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net. The church Web site isw ww.whatafellowship.com. Rev. Snyder i s host of the weekly radio program, S unday Joy, heard at 9:30 a.m., on W OCA 1370 AM. Guest columns are t he opinion of the author, not necessari ly those of the News-Sun. After Thanksgiving feasting comes the loafing RELIGION Guest Column R ev. James L. Snyder Associated PressA LBERTVILLE, Ala. Largely unseen by Alabamas English-speaking natives, H ispanic churches have become a touchstone for opponents of the states crackdown on illegal immigration, similar to the wayb lack churches provided a home to the civil rights movement in the South during the 1950s and s. Immigrant pastors are h elping members understand and cope with fallout from t he law, activists say, and many are offering spiritual c omfort to both legal and illegal residents now living in fear. I n cities large and small, buildings owned by Hispanic congregations have been used for mass meetings and know our rights workshopsw here activists and organizers use Spanish to explain intricacies of the statute to community members, many of whom dont speakE nglish. The church involvement g oes even deeper. Leaders from as far away as Arizona g athered at a large Hispanic church in Albertville earlier this month to help organize l ocal opposition to the law, and another area church played host to a meeting that drew scores the same weekend. I s unclear exactly how many Hispanic churches operate in the state, but the number is easily in the dozens just in north Alabama,w here thousands of immigrants work on farms and in p oultry processing plants. A community organizer with t he Birmingham-based Hispanic Interest Coalition of Alabama, Victor Spezzini, s aid the churches have been busy helping the immigrant community statewide since the law took effect in September. I think they have been crucial. They provide an infrastructure. They have been able to provide places for immigrant rights work-s hops, and thats huge, said Spezzini. G ov. Robert Bentley earlier this year signed the R epublican-backed legislation to clamp down on illegal immigrants by making it m ore difficult to work, live and do business in the state, but federal courts have put sections of the law were put on hold in response to law-s uits filed by the Obama administration, immigrant groups and individuals. Police are still required to ask people for proof of citizen-s hip during traffic stops, and government offices are b arred from conducting even basic transactions without c itizenship checks. Conservative Christians helped push through the law: B entley himself is a Southern Baptist deacon. But amid fear over the law, Pastor Fernando Rodriguez said he and members of his Spanish-languagec hurch, Luz a las Naciones, feel compelled to help their mostly immigrant community because of their Christian beliefs. I n English, the churchs name means Light to the N ations. Hispanic churches fighting against Alabama immigration law


C M Y K B y CHRISTYLEMIRE APMovie CriticHaving been revered as a master for decades and func-t ioning at the top of his game as he approaches 70, Martin Scorsese would seem to have nothing else to prove. So its thrilling to see him make ab old, creative leap with Hugo, which is not only an unusual family film from himb ut also his first movie in 3D. Scorsese doesnt just tink er with this new-fangled technology, he embraces it f ully. This is the most dazzling use of 3-D yet more so than the vaunted AvatarS corsese has completely realized the production with a t hird dimension in mind and maximized it for its immersive qualities, a joy to behold at a time when so many films are shot in 2-D and shoddilyc onverted to 3-D after the fact. All the flawless product ion values youd expect from a Scorsese film are in place, with the directorr euniting with so many members of the creative team with w hich hes worked over the years, including editor Thelma Schoonmaker and p roduction designer Dante Ferretti. Its also awe-inspiring to consider that he has conveyed the importance of filmp reservation a cause thats close to his heart but done so in forward-thinking fashion, in the highest of hightech ways. It takes a littlew hile for the narrative to find its way in, though; the first h alf of John Logans script feels like it meanders a bit as i t establishes all its figures and lays out all its puzzle pieces. Based on the Brian Selznick childrens book The Invention of Hugo Cabret, Hugo takes place a t a train station in 1930s Paris, where the title character, a wide-eyed orphanp layed by Asa Butterfield, secretly lives in the walls and k eeps all the clocks running on time. In a lengthy, beautifully fluid opening sequence r eminiscent of his famous restaurant-entry tracking shot in Goodfellas, Scorsese swoops through the hustle and bustle of the crowdeds tation before soaring up and into a clock perched high above the action to reveal the boys presence. He also pays detailed a ttention to the various grinding gears and hidden hallw ays that keep this cavernous place in constant motion. Hugo is fascinated by machinery, a hobby he shared with his late father, played inf lashbacks by Jude Law. The one item that still connects him with his beloved dad is a shiny metallic automaton the two were fixing together. Asi t turns out, this machine may also connect him with the mean old man who works att he train station toy shop, played with gruffness and grace and a secret byB en Kingsley. The boy gets some help in s olving this mystery from the toy store owners inquisitive goddaughter, Isabelle (ChloeG race Moretz, who radiates vitality and does an impress ive British accent). The two spend a lot of time snooping around, dreaming and trying to escape the clutches of the dastardly police inspector.H s played by Sacha Baron Cohen, who injects great c omic relief but whose presence also feels a bit off. Eventually, though, as Hugo morphs from a childrens adventure into a ( slightly repetitive and overlong) lesson in classic silent cinema, it finds its footing. P erhaps thats because it is a topic about which Scorsese himself is so passionate. You dont have to know who Georges Melies was or evenb e familiar with his famous 1902 sci-fi short ATrip to the Moon, even though it provides a crucial plot point. You may recognize HaroldL loyd perilously dangling from the hands of a clock off t he top of a building, but you dont have to know that he does so in a scene from1 923s Safety Last! Such moments are germ ane to the movies abundant love of the power of film; being a hardcore cinephile (like Scorsese might add a layer of enjoy-m ent, but it certainly isnt a prerequisite for walking in t he door. Asense of wonder, however, is.An ode to silents, the mute .Artist singsThe best validation for the nostalgia of The Artist is t he film, itself. Asilent movie in tribute to silent movies, The Artist puts its money where its mouth is, so to speak. Or nott o, rather. Michel Hazanavicius black-and-white, near-wordless film is a loving, irresistibly charming ode to al ong-ago movie era that not only summons the dormant c onventions of silent moviemaking, but makes them dance again. T he film opens with oldstyle titles and the first bursts o f Ludovic Bources spirited, nimble score, which (as in most silents) plays a starring role throughout. The camera pulls back on a man beinge lectrocuted by captors. I wont talk, he says o r so reads a title card. I wont say a word. Its the first of many puns, b ut its also Hazanavicius promise, too. To make a s ilent film nowadays, hes suggesting, is to subject oneself to torment. But the F rench filmmakers boldness has already been much rewarded: The film was feted at the Cannes Film Festival, snapped up by HarveyW einstein and is now considered a favorite horse in the Oscar race. The opening scene is merely a fiction within TheA rtist. The man is silent film star George Valentin ( Jean Dujardin) a kind of Douglas Fairbanks, swashbuckling matinee idol andt his is the premiere of his latest hit: ARussian Affair T he year is 1927, and the packed auditorium greets the movie with a standing ovation and raucous cheers that we can only infer. T he most moving shots in The Artist are of audiences i n the grip of a movie, whether silent or not. Hazanavicius capturesm oviegoers collectively on their edge of their seats, r eacting in worry or laughter. Its this romance for the movies and the melanc holy wistfulness for the silent era that makes The Artist affecting, urging us to remember the simple, captivating beauty of movingi mages in a theater. The Artist, a Weinstein Company release, is rated PG-13 for a disturbing image and a crude gesture. Runningt ime: 100 minutes. Three stars out of four. Jake Coyle D earAbby: I have recently found out that Im pregnant. My problem is my husband doesnt believe the baby is his. He says he and his ext ried for 13 years to have a baby and couldnt. I dont know what to say to him. I cant explain his past with that other woman. My doctor has ordered rest and no stress, but this is taking a toll on me. When the subject comes up, I just walk away and my husband explodes. What do I do? Expecting in Guam Dear Expecting: Your husband is exploding because you are walking away and wont discuss this with him. Tell him that you are scheduling an appointment for BOTH of you with your OB/GYN. Let the doctor offer to refer him to a urologist who can test his sperm count, which may be low. It would explain why he and his ex were unable to conceive. The problem could also have been hers. DearAbby: My 78-yearold mother opens her mouth for only three reasons to tell me what to do, complain about other people and to remind me that when my o lder sister died, it left a void in her life no onec an fill, including me and my other sister. Several months ago, I visited Mom and she wasnt feeling well. She has a heart condition and osteoporosis, which makes her unsteady on her feet. A few weeks later, I called to check on her but couldnt reach her by phone. BecauseI live 150 miles away, I asked my uncle to check on her. He went to her house several times and rang her bell, but got no answer at the door. I called other family members and friends, fearful that she had fallen or worse. Finally, that night at 10 p.m. I called the local police department. When the officers knocked on the door, Mom finally answered and told them that where she was or what she was doing was no one elses business! She later told my uncle the same thing. This is a cautionary tale to the elderly or infirm who tell u s to leave them alone. WE WILLDO SO. But do not complain when you dont hear from us, because you cant have it both ways. Fed Up in Texas DearFed Up: OK, you have now vented. Your mother is a difficult woman and you have my sympathy. And now that the dear lady has made clear how she feels, follow your mothers wishes with a clear conscience. P.S. If you know any of her neighbors, consider asking them to let you know if her newspapers start piling up. DearAbby: My dear friend Katie doesnt share the same religious or political beliefs I do. She enjoys discussing these topics and assumes that everyone agrees with her. If someone tries to disagree, she becomes highly offended and angry. Whenever she brings these issues up, I just stop talking.I have found that no matter how much one argues with someone over controversial issues, no one changes their opinions and only hurt feelings remain. How would you go about tactfully changing the subject? Differing Friend in L aramie, Wyo. DearDiffering Friend: I wouldnt do it once someone has started proselytizing. Id do it BEFORE. At a timew hen you and your friend are involved in some mutually e njoyable activity, mention that certain topics, such as politics and religion, make you uncomfortable and that youd appreciate it if theyw erent brought up with you. And if she forgets, smile s weetly and say, Who do you think will be playing in the Super Bowl? Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box6 9440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. www.newssun.comN ews-SunF riday, November 25, 2011Page 11B ROAD SHOW ESTATE BUYERS; 9.347"; 3"; Black; 11/81,25; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 0 0 9 9 9 9 F AIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 11/25/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 3 3 0 0 1 1 DIVERSIONS Mans denial of paternity leaves wife dumbfounded Dear Abby Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun www.facebook.com/newssun and Jaap Buitendijk/Paramount Pictures/MCT Asa Butterfield, left, and Ben Kingsley star in "Hugo." Scorseses Hugo dazzles in 3-D M ovie Review Hugo Rating: PG (mild thematic material, some action/peril a nd smokingx) R unning time: 127 minutes Review: (of 4


C M Y K LIVING 12B PA GE News-Sun Friday, November 25, 2011 PHOTOS COURTESYOF DISNEYFAMILYFUN MAGAZINE LEAPPAD EXPLORERA GES 4 TO 9LeapFrog, $100 This durable tablets features, such as a built-in camera, video recorder and touchscreen capabilities, went over big with our young testers and their parents. The kids giggled as they manipulated pictures they had taken in the Photo Lab and loved putting themselves into stories. An art studio app and follow-along e-book also are included. Additional software sold separately for $5 to $25. ALIEN MOTHERSHIP 7065A GES 8 AND UPL ego, $60 A ttention, Earthlings! All attempts to resist the pull of this building set are futile. When science-fictionados have put the 416 pieces together, they can spin the ships outer ring to produce spooky UFO sound effects, then extend the arm to abduct the reporter (rumor has it he works for the Enquirer).WHIPPLE DELUXE PASTRY SETAGES 7 AND UPInternational Playthings, $35 With this sweet craft kit, kids can create little confections that look good enough to eat. (But dont do it!) Pipe the Whipple cream onto the 12 bases, including play food, necklaces and a jewelry box shaped like a cake, then let it harden into treats that never go stale. The creations are so lifelike, kids and younger siblings should be supervised while making them.R ICHARD SCARRYS BUSYTOWN BUSY, BUSY AIRPORTAGES 3 TO 7Wonder Forge, $20 Lowly Worm, Huckle Cat and friends are ready for a vacation. Players take turns rolling the dice, picking up passengers in the airport (cleverly created from the inside of the game box), and flying them to exotic locales placed around the room (yes, thats a beach by your sofa). The goal? To bring back the most souvenirs, of course. 2 to 4 players.PIRATE SHIPAGES 3 TO 8Box Creations, $40 Young swashbucklers will eagerly volunteer to color in and then crew on this cardboard ship. Its 32by 57-inch size means theres room for a captain to steer while a mate or two peek out of the portholes below decks. Two cardboard swords included. Aplank for walk-HEAD SHOTZ T WIN BATTLE PACKAGES 5 AND UPSilverlit, $40 Finally, a toy that kids are supposed to wreck! This R/C set pits two robots with interchangeable battle arms against each other. To win, kids must play both offense a nd defense as they make the bots spin, close into a ball and crash, alli n hopes of being the first to knock o ff the other bots arms.PERPLEXUS EPICAGES 8 AND UPPERPLEXUS ROOKIEAGES 4 TO 8PlaSmart, $20-$30 These two games of skill turned our testersworlds upside down. Rotate each globe 360 degrees to try to move the metal ball through a maze of topsy-turvy tracks and obstacles. The two toys are geared to different skill levels, so kids of all ages can thrill to the addictive singleplayer games.M EON D ELUXE ANIMATION STUDIOAGES 5 AND UPSkyrocket Toys, $35 Combine simple weaving patterns and flashing light strips, and you get one innovative art set. Kids start by placing one of the six i ncluded pictures in the peg-board frame. Then they weave in the plastic lightup strands and push a button to illuminate their creation. Once its built, kids can sit back a nd watch their work glow or play games, including a memory lightg ame similar to Simon. Available in Star Wars, Disney Princess, Disney Cars and other themes. Transformers Rescue BotsHasbro, $12, ages 3 to 7Twist & DrillAlex, $33, ages 3 to 6Play-Doh Twirl n Top Pizza ShopHasbro, $17, ages 3 to 8Ratchet Racers Drag StripKid Galaxy, $25, ages 3 to 7Felt Food Sandwich SetMelissa & Doug, $20, ages 3 to 8Pom-Pom Monster SalonKlutz, $17, ages 7 and upWheres That Chipmunk?The Haywire Group, $25, ages 3 to 10Disney Animators CollectionDisney Store, $25, ages 3 to 10Speed SliderWild Planet, $25, ages 6 and upHot Wheels Video RacerMattel, $60, ages 5 and upHoot Owl Hoot!Peaceable Kingdom, $15, ages 4 to 10Pool with Water Slide 4858Playmobil, $40, ages 4 to 103DTwisterSilverlit, $50, ages 5 to 12Glow BookCrayola, $20, ages 6 and upColor StixMindWare, $20, ages 5 and upErector Space ChaosSchylling, $23, ages 7 and upWhoowasit?Ravensburger, $30, ages 7 and upSnap Fashion JewelrySmartLab Toys, $25, ages 6 and upStompleSpin Master, $30, ages 8 and upHOT WHEELS WALL T RACKS STARTER SETAGES 4 TO 10Mattel, $30 This gravity-defying set lifts Hot Wheels tracks to new heights: off the floor and onto the wall! Use the included brackets to hang a course on a vertical surface, then send the car careening through a variety of stunts. Our kid testers loved reconfiguring the obstacles and tracks while tester moms appreciated that the brackets adhere with 3M C ommand Strips, which dont damage walls and can be easily replaced w hen the stickiness wears off. A dditional sets available for $17.B OGOAGES 6 AND UPR azor, $90 T hanks to the addition of a bow-assist spring, the BoGo has a higher, smoother bounce than the pogo sticks we grown-ups had as kids. In fact, one of our kid testers was so impressed with the BoGos bounce, he presented the toy (and himself) with a homemade award when he r eached 200 consecutive jumps. For riders weighing up to 140 pounds.F or 20 years, parents and kids have helped s elect the winners of FamilyFuns annual Toy of the Year (T.O.Y.) Awards. In the past theyve picked standouts such as Tickle Me Elmo, Apples to Apples Jr., Groovy Girls and more. This year theyve done it again. Whether y oure looking for great family games, supers peedy cars or creative playsets, these familytested toys are all winners. Disney FamilyFun magazineILLUSTRATION BYPAULTRAP/MCT