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Title: The news-sun
Uniform Title: News-sun (Sebring, Fla.)
Alternate title: Sunday news-sun
News sun
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Language: English
Publisher: Sebring News-Sun, Inc.
Place of Publication: Sebring Fla
Publication Date: 11-27-2011
Frequency: triweekly (wednesday, friday, and sunday)[1996-<1997>]
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Edition: Sebring/Lake Placid ed.
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Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Highlands -- Sebring
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Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Vol. 62, no. 21 (Nov. 9, 1988)-
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C M Y K NEWS-SUN Highlands Countys Hometown Newspaper Since 1927 Sunday, November 27, 2011www.newssun.comVolume 92/Number 140 | 75 cents H ighLow 82 63C omplete Forecast PAGE 14A Partly sunny, then breezy in the PM F orecast Question: Are you planning to spend more this holiday shopping season than you did last year? Next question: Will you attend one of the three county C hristmas parades? www.newssun .comM ake your voice heard at Online O bituaries Carolyn Howerton Age 67, of Sebring Engelina Kistler Age 84, of Sebring Robert Kurtz Age 94, of Sebring Josef Reis Age 89, of Sebring Obituaries, Page 5A Phone ... 385-6155Fax ... 385-2453Online: www.newssun.com Yes 6.9% No 93.1% 099099401007 Total votes: 116 Arts & Entertainment6B Books9B Business8A Chalk Talk11B Classifieds11A Community Briefs2A Community Calendar5B Crossword Puzzle13B Dear Abby13B Editorial & Opinion4A Horoscope13A Lottery Numbers2A Movie Times13B Pause & Consider13B Sports On TV2B Index Follow the News-Sun on www.twitter.com/thenewssun HEARTLAND NATIONAL BANK***; 11.25"; 1.5"; Black plus three; process, front strip; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 3 6 6 3 3 8 8 Aguide to squeezing in all y our holiday merry-making PA GE1 4B Run hard ... then eat1 9th Turkey Trot draws h undreds to Hammock SPORTS, 1BBeing togetherS alvation Army hosts T hanksgiving dinner PHOTOS, 6A By ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comS EBRING County commissioners showed concern o ver the costs of a recently purchased building on Tuesday, pointing out thats taff was not diligent on protecting taxpayer money. J ust more than five hours into the seven-hour board meeting, Commissioner Barbara Stewart took exception to an additional $100,000o f unbudgeted requests from County Engineer Ramon G avarrete to weatherize the building purchased at 4500 N. Kenilworth Blvd. T he building was bought to house the Supervisor of E lections offices. County budget staff informed the board that the total allocated funds for the project including the pur-c hases, expenses and an additional $632,464 in encumb ered but unspent funds added up to just more than $2.1 million for the propertya nd repairs in addition to the latest $100,000 request. S tewart insisted that she County throwing money at shell of a building News-Sun photo by ED BALDRIDGE On the outside, the Kenilworth Business Center looks new and professional, but county engineer Ramon Gavarrete told commissioners the $2.1 million taxpayer investment was just a shell with holes in the ceiling a nd needed proper permitting. Black Friday: It was wall to wall By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING Sebrings Walmart went from dead to jam-packed in a couple short hours according to nearly a dozen employees running the morning shift Friday. Cars were parked everywhere possible, overflowing the large parking lot. Some people even parked across U.S. 27 and made the mad dash across six lanes of traffic. Employees ranging in work experience from only the fourth day on the job to years in retail as said that Fridays sale brought out people from every corner of the area. One sporting goods Walmart associate snapped a quick photo with her iPhone just after midnight Friday; as far as the eye could see were shopping carts customers waiting to get their hands discounted big ticket items. Seasonal associate John Wotasek was overwhelmed with the number of customers in the store late Thursday and into the wee hours of Friday morning. Ive only been working here four days, said Wotasek. People started lining up way back here (the layaway and restroom area in the back of the store) a little after 7 (p.m. Shoppers jam aisles in search of deals News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Electronics got a lot of attention during Black Friday sales as televisions and video games were deeply discounted. By CHRISTOPHER TUFFLEY christopher.tuffley@newssun.comLAKE PLACID Members of the Lake Placid Recreation Commission all serve as volunteers. While reviewing a proposed pay-to-playo rdinance at their meeting Tuesday n ight, they made one thing clear the town council has to do more in resolving thep roblem of funding public parks. s been six to eight months, and weve alreadyp assed (an ordinance) to the council, commission member Andy Russell said. They amended it, and amended it again. Were not achieving anything. We keep on rehashing this. Jon Million, chair of the commission, agreed. All this has been brought up at one time or other, he said. Mike Waldron, the newly appointed town council member replacing LP rec board losing patience s big six to eight months and weve already passed (an ordinance) to the council. They amended it and amended it again. Were not achieving anything.ANDY RUSSELL commission member By TAMARALUSH Associated PressNAPLES Speaking to a standing room-only crowd in Naples on Friday, presidential candidate Newt Gingrich detailed his views on immigration, just days after breaking with what has become a Republican hard line on the topic. I do not believe you can pass comprehensive legislation, Gingrich said to nearly 1,000 people gathered at the Naples Hilton. The event, which was moved from another location to the hotel to accommodate more people, was so crowded that some people left when they found out that they would have to listen to him from an adjacent room. Recent polls have shown Hundreds turn out to see surging Gingrich in Naples MCT Newt Gingrich has surged toward the top of the Republican polls lately after lagging behind the previous months. See BUILDING, page 3A See BLACK, page 3A See RECREATION, page 5A See GINGRICH, page 5A


C M Y K Page 2ANews-SunSunday, November 27, 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 K AYLOR & KAYLOR; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; auto accident above lottery; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 3 3 7 7 8 8 kaylor and kaylor; 5.542"; 1.5"; Black; -; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 3 6 6 2 2 4 4 N ov. 23 31011204243x:5Next jackpot $35 millionNov. 19 3517243453x:5 Nov. 16 102434373945x:4 Nov. 25 37132324 Nov. 24 39112833 Nov. 23 713212628 Nov. 22 29282935 Nov. 25 (n 6180 Nov. 25 (d 4118 Nov. 24 (n 6341 Nov. 24 (d 4367 Nov. 25(n 190 Nov. 25 (d 054 Nov. 24(n 811 Nov. 24 (d 677 Nov. 25 834394311 Nov. 22 518224321 Nov. 18 1112283912 Nov. 15 34123513 Nov. 23 430355759 PB: 25 PP: 2Next jackpot $25 millionNov. 19 916172830 PB: 11 PP: 3 Nov. 16 1322253951 PB: 28 PP: 2 Note: Cash 3 and Play 4 drawings are twice per day: (d daytime drawing, (n nighttime drawing. PB: Power Ball PP: Power Play Lottery Center Cold and flu w orkshop TuesdaySEBRING Dr. L. John P epper will offer an interactive workshop, Superhero Strategies for Cold and Flu Seasons, at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at TheC addyshack. In this workshop, participants will learn: Pitfalls that can crash your immune system. Specific natural and effective strategies to help reduce the chances of getting the flu or a cold. The shocking truth a bout some of the foods our children eat. How to truly help your c hild lead a healthy, wellness lifestyle and build healthy habits from a younga ge. Pepper, a noted speaker a nd wellness doctor, will teach the ins and outs of raising children as healthya s possible. This workshop is packed full of useful i nformation and will be an experience to remember. Cost of the presentation is $15, which includes dinner. Seating is limited. Call3 86-4325 for a reservation.Harder Hall light display to benefitH abitatSEBRING Alocal S ebring man, Ken Jorgensen, has completed the 2011 Christmas light d isplay at his home to benefit Habitat for Humanity. The display is at 423 Sportsman Ave. Visitors can walk or d rive to the location to see more than 20,000 animated lights and music. The show lasts approximately 25 minutes and is coordinated to holiday music on 106.7 FM. Donations can be deposited in the box in the driveway through NewY ears Day. All donations benefit Highlands County Habitat for Humanity. Last year, the musical Christmas light displayr aised more than $430. Driving directions are as follows: Travel Southwest on Golfview Road. Make first left onto Lake DriveB lvd. Make first right onto Sportsman Ave., 423 Sportsman is on the left. For additional information, call 402-2913.C aladium Co-op has longer hoursLAKE PLACID The Caladium Arts and CraftsC ooperative, 132 E. Interlake Blvd., will remain o pen until 9 p.m. Fridays for the convenience of their customers through Dec. 23.S hop for unique gifts and enjoy free gift wrapping.Meals on Wheels needs driversSEBRING Sebring M eals on Wheels delivers hot meals from 11:30 a.m. t o 1 p.m., including holidays, Monday-Friday. The cost is $4.35 per meal. T here is always a need for volunteer drivers who h ave two hours to spare, one day a week, and are interested in driving or w ould like to start meal delivery. Call 402-1818 for details.Wacaster Family at Calvary ChurchSEBRING Calvary Church, Hammock Road will be hosting the Wacaster Family in concert at 10 a.m. today. This family will be shar ing its fresh country gospel music. They are listed as one of Americas favorite gospel groups. Darren, Hope and Matthew have wonderful music and testi m ony to share. The concert is free to al l. Invite your friends and neighbors.Orchid Society m eets MondaySEBRING The Orchid Society of Highlands C ounty will hold its month ly meeting at 7 p.m. M onday. The meetings are h eld at the Bert J. Harris J r A gricultural Center, 4509 G eorge Blvd. This month a representa t ive from Hicks Orchid Supplies in Orlando will b e discussing the different type of potting medians available. They will haveo rchid supplies for sale. Guests are always welc ome and participants do not have to be knowledgea ble of orchids to attend. The society is also spon soring a trip to the Tamiami Orchid Show in Miami on Jan. 28; cost is $25. For additional information, co ntact Ed at 465-2830 or by e-mail at oshc9@aol.com or go to the website orchidsoc ietyhighlands.org/. Whats Up Downtown? focus on goal settingSEBRING The Sebring CommunityR edevelopment Agency w ill host its next monthly Whats Up Downtown CO MMUNITYBR IEFS Special to the News-SunSEBRING With the holidays here and gift shopping on everyonesm ind, it is just as important to remember how your money is spent in addition to what you buy. How much money do youp lan to spend at a local, independent business for the holidays? The Sebring Community Redevelopment Agencys BuyD owntown Sebring program offers consumers f inancial savings, as well as a way to support locally-owned businesses andl ocal jobs that helps keep more money within the c ommunity. Here are a few facts: Local businesses reinvest in the local economy 60 percent more thanc hains. Small businesses a ccount for 75 percent of all new jobs in this country. Small business employs more than half of a ll U.S. workers. As part of the CRAs mission to spur economica ctivity in Downtown Sebring, the goal of the Buy Downtown Sebring p rogram is to connect Downtown Sebring with t he buying power of the local community. Consumers can pick up their free Buy Downtown Sebring card at participat-i ng merchants, the Sebring Chamber of Commerce offices, the CRAoffice in city hall or in the Highlands County Convention and Visitors Bureau. T he savings begin immediately as each part icipating merchant offers discounts and savings on goods such as home decor, school supplies, art and culture, framing, din-i ng, pottery, art, flooring, gardening/plants, pet foods, office supplies, furniture, antiques, clothing and jewelry. F or more information, visit www.Downtown Sebring.org Downtown s hopping helps local economy Photo courtesy Hold My Hand: AHometown Hero Tribute Former Senate majority leader and wounded combat veteran Bob Dole meets U.S. Army Sgt. Rusty Dunagan, who lost his legs and left arm in Afghanistan last year. T en days after losing his left arm and both legs in Afghanistans treacherous Arghandab River valley, Sgt. Rusty Dunagan lay in aW ashington, D.C., hospital bed. After being too choked u p to say much to his wife by phone from his previous hospital bed in Germany, hew as about to see Angie for the first time since the e xplosion. I was so drugged up, Sgt. Dunagan told theU nknown Soldiers. But I was calm, and (my wife and mother) were calm because t hey didnt want to scare me. S hortly after the emotional reunion, a soldier brought an envelope into Dunagans room, explaining that it contained some of the woundedw arriors personal effects. Given the violent, unforgettable chaos of the explosion, the delivery was a surprise. Suddenly without a left hand, Dunagan asked his wife to open the envelope.W hat happened next may have been the most import ant moment of his life. Dunagan, a native of Guthrie, Okla., said he joined the Army on Sept. 21, 2006, four years and one dayb efore the explosion. He had spent the days since 9/11 working at Walmart, where he felt a sharp pull toward serving his country. My job in retail was interesting, Dunagan, 31, said. But I wanted something more. Though Rusty was still single when he went to Iraq in March 2008, being away from his family and friends was difficult. But as bullets flew, the deployed warrior had no choice but to adjust after deploying from Texas Fort Hood. I made a lot of really good friends there, especially in infantry, because its like a band of brothers, he said. I missed my friends and family, but when youre (deployedt have time to think about it. Even though the sergeant returned home safely from Iraq, he thought every day about the dozen soldiers from his unit killed during the deployment. It wasnt until his brigade relocated to Colorados Fort Carson that Dunagan had something to smile about. When I met my wife, she knew I was in the military he recalled. I told her, you know, we are leaving withina year Undaunted by the unknown, they got married. Still, the newlyweds spoke frankly about the challenges Rustys unit would face during its upcoming Afghanistan mission. e knew it was going to be a tough deployment, the s oldier said. I always tried to stay upbeat and keep her positive. O n Sept. 22, 2010, Dunagan set out for the days fourth combat patrol to help fellow soldiers establisha battlefield position. From h is latest hospital bed in San Antonio, where the attacks other wounded survivors are also recovering, the tripleamputee recounted the hor-r or that followed a minesweepers signal that s omething was wrong. There was a pause, D unagan said. I was on one knee, and my buddy behind me, a guy I was bringing out there, was talking to me. As soon as he got up is w hen he hit the landmine, the soldier continued. Forty-five pounds of homemade explosives went off and blew me into the creek. D unagan said he remembers being lifted out of the water and bleeding profusely all the way to the hospital. I was conscious until I got to Kandahar Air Field, he recounted. Then I woke up a week later in Germany Days later, he looked into Angies tearful eyes at Walter Reed as she opened the envelope. Thats when my wedding ring came out, Dunagan said. It was really surprising to me, because it was my left arm that was blown off. Inspired by an extraordinary moment, which the wounded warrior and his wife viewed as a new beginning, Rusty is focused on being a husband, father, and soldier. But as he trains with prosthetic legs, he still has one more battle to conquer. At 6-3, 225 pounds, I was my kidsprotector, and now Im in a wheelchair Dunagan said. I want to get up and walk with both legs. He firmly believes that momentous day is coming. Yet when shadows of doubt inevitably loom, all Sgt. Rusty Dunagan has to do is look down at his wedding ring. He wears it tightly on the only hand he has left. To find out more about Tom Sileo or to read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit the Creators Syndicate website at www.creators.com/. Inside the envelope Continued on page 5A Special to the News-SunSEBRING Rod Hightower, president of EAA, accepted the invitation to be the keynote speaker at the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association, dinner during the 8th Annual U.S. Sport Aviation Expo Jan. 19, 2012. The LAMAdinner is not open to the general public. Invited guests must be LSAprofessionals who are members of LAMAor who may be considering joining LAMA. Festivities for the LAMAdinner will commence at 5:30 p.m. with the dinner served buffet style at 6. Hightower will speak at 6:30 p.m. and be followed by a short question and answer period. Peppercorns Restaurant is creating the luscious lasagna dinner for this fifth annual event. The dinner, compliments of LAMA, is on a first-come, first-serve basis and seating is limited to 300 people. The LAMAdinner is presented with support from Aviators Hot Line. EAA president to speak at US Sport Aviation Expo Jan. 19 GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE


C M Y K was under the assumption t hat the building was ready to move into when the county approved the $1.235 million f or seven of the eight units in 2008. Our staff was not responsible for ... doing due diligence on this, Stewart said. I dont accept that. Commissioner, I comp letely agree with that statement. I can also tell you that the purchase of that building was done on the assertions of the previous building official from the city of Sebring. That all the permits wered one and everything was certified, Gavarrete said. I n 2010, the commission voted to purchase the final unit for $182,641 from a church. Supervisor of Elections Joe Campbell willo ccupy 14,000 to store voting machines, records and his office. Gavarrete further informed commissioners that theb uilding was never built to code for office space and that the retention pond had to be repaired. When the building was purchased, and many of you have seen it, basically we bought a shell of a building, Gavarrete explained. The envelope of the building is not airtight or weatherproof. You can go into the building and see light through orifices throughout the building. The work needed includes completing the site development, a roof upgrade and impact windows, Gavarrete said. Gavarrete also told the commissioners that the retention pond was never properly permitted or certified with the Southwest Florida Water Management District. e rely on our staff to do due diligence and advise us, Stewart insisted. It was always presented to us that this was a commercial build-i ng we were buying, not that it was a mini-warehouse with holes in it. What is done is done, but Mr. Helms, this is unacceptable, Stewart said, addressing County Administrator Ricky Helms. Stewart further pointed out that she knew the building was already a county build-i ng, and the money already spent was water under the bridge, but the board could not be expected to do their own inspections and diligence. We rely on county staff to do that, Stewart said. Is there anyway we could save some on this? It seems that we are just throwing money at this project, commissioner Don Elwell said. S tewart asked if Commissioner Ron Handley would take a look at the b uilding and make suggestions. Handley is a building contractor by trade. The commission decided t o delay any action on the request for extra funds until Handley returned with suggestions. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, November 27, 2011Page 3A S FCC; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process bach AS degreeP0089409; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 3 9 9 3 3 7 7 Chapman & Haile; 5.542"; 4"; Black plus three; process, 11/27/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 3 3 7 7 6 6 A von Park Christmas parade hits Main Street on Monday N ews-Sun file photo S ome of the clowns from Tobys Clowns wave to the crowd during last years Avon Park Christmas parade. This years parade will start on north Anoka and then run east on Main Street beginning at 7 p.m. Bring a lawn chair, since the p arade is usually a big one. t he electronics dont go on sale until midnight, but they still stayed,, said Wotasek. More experienced cust omers described the event as crazy not only for customers but for the employees. Associate Rachel M edicus, an employee for nearly a year, was busy helping customers in thee lectronics department Friday morning and recalled the early morningh ours of the Black Friday sale. I came in a little early just to see what was going on. I came about 6:30( p.m.) and it was pretty dead. Then I left and came b ack about 8:45 and it was so packed in here. I didnt start work until a little later, at 10. When I went to clock in later it took me 10m inutes to walk through the store. It was wall to w all. It was crazy, said Medicus. While there was an u nconfirmed report from employees of an elderly m an punching an 11-year old in the face over an Xbox Kinect gaming syst em at the Sebring Walmart, that was a mild episode compared to other stories from around the country. I n Los Angeles, 20 people at a local Walmart store suffered minor injuries when a woman used pepper spray to gain a competi-t ive shopping advantage shortly after the store o pened, according to an Associated Press report. A second APreport (also in California) stated that San Leandro Police arrested a suspect for allegedly shooting a Black Fridayc ustomer in the parking lot of a Walmart after the suspect and his family had exited the store. The shopper was attacked and shota fter refusing to hand the robber his purchased merchandise. The shopper is in critical but stable condition. Some stores experienced calm and peaceful shoppers despite the insanely large c rowds like the 10,000 cust omers who stood outside of Macys store in New Y orks Herald Square for i ts midnight opening. No s erious injuries or reports w ere made in that location a ccording to the AP. R osalyn Suggs and d aughter India roamed the electronic toy aisle in Sebring Friday morning,c hoosing between Leapfrog products to add to an already full cart of toys. Her father and I got here this morning at 12:15 and most of everything was already gone. The stuff we wanted anyway. It was very, very busy. We had top ark across the highway at t he Subway over there and we walked over, Suggs said. Suggs had in her cart a Disney princesses table and chair set along with s everal other toy items. T racy Goodwin and her h usband Sam were compari ng the iPad and iPad 2 in the electronics department Friday on their second trip of the day to Walmart. e got here at about 8. W e got a few odds and e nds. We came out for B lack Friday but for nothi ng specific, but it was a l ot of people here earlier t his morning. We decided to come back once it got a little less crowded, Tracy Goodwin said. Shoppers may have gotten all they needed for themselves and their loved ones during the Black Friday, or they may still be searching for more. There were $10.7 billion collected last year on Black Friday, and this year is shaping up to be even higher, according to reports. With over a 3 percent increase of consumer spending, according to the National Retail Federation, and truckloads more of must-have products, Fridays sales will likely show an economy back on the rise and consumers ready to spend more. Continued from page 1A Black Friday busy, but mostly peaceful locally News-Sun photo by SAMANTHAGHOLAR Sam and Tracy Goodwin of Sebring compare iPads Friday morning during the Black Friday sales day at Walmart. Continued from page 1A Building becoming county money pit It was always presented to us that this was a commercial building we were buying, not that it was a miniwarehouse with holes in it.B ARBARASTEWART county commissioner


Page 4ANews-SunSunday, November 27, 2011www.newssun.comTODAYSEDITORIALTODAYSLETTERS 2227 U.S. 27 South € Sebring, FL 33870 € 863-385-6155 NEWSROOMROMONA WASHINGTONPublisher/Executive Editor Ext. 515editor@newssun.com SCOTT DRESSELEditor Ext. 516scott.dressel@newssun.comDAN HOEHNESports Editor Ext. 528daniel.hoehne@newssun.com ADVERTISINGVICKIE JONESExt. 518vickie.jones@newssun.com CIRCULATIONTONY MCCOWANExt. 522anthony.mccowan@newssun.com BUSINESS OFFICEJANET EMERSONExt. 596legals@newssun.com EDITORIAL& OPINION There are many complications confounding a solution. At the top of the list, given falling tax revenues, is just how much funding the town and county can provide, and who will make up the difference. There is another complication, however, with just as much impact: The differing philosophies elected officials hold regarding the role of government in providing community parks and recreation in the first place. Some feel ad valorem taxes should cover the entire cost; others feel just as strongly that park funding should be entirely private. Addressing the second issue first: The News-Sun strongly believes that parks are in the people’s best interest — from contributing to better physical health to providing a safe place our children to play, to encouraging an appreciation and respect for nature and the outdoors. We think parks are as important to our quality of life as clean drinking water and well-maintained roads. Every public dollar spent on a park is a public dollar saved on chronic health care problems, or juvenile justice. As a result, we believe parks and recreation are a legitimate government function, and should be a guaranteed item in its budget. Now, having stated our strong belief in public parks supported by public dollars, we come back to the first question — how to afford the cost. Anyone reading this who has been downsized or had a pay cut knows the pain of suddenly not having enough money to cover the bills. The painful truth is there are only two options — spend less or earn more. Spending less on parks will be difficult. Volunteers at Lake June Park, for example, already provide the bulk of the maintenance, and the organized sports leagues have sharply lowered the electric bill. As remarkable these achievements are, however, more revenue is needed. Besides, with organized sports carrying a disproportionate share of the burden, and the parents of children weighted down even more, things simply can’t go on as before. Until the economy returns, or the town grows and expands its tax base, we reluctantly have to admit that some sort of user fee will be necessary. We want whatever fee is installed, however, to have a sunset from the start. The ultimate goal should be to have no user fees at all. Having listened to the Recreation Commission’s detailed, and heartfelt, discussions, we agree that the only equitable fee would include everyone using a park actively, including individuals, families and informal groups — this is separate from families reserving a park for a party or reception, which falls under different rules. We are persuaded the more people buying permits, the lower the cost will be. It also seems obvious to us that wear and tear on the parks is the single biggest expense, so even a dad and his kid playing catch should help with the maintenance. The only exception would be spectators watching a game. We totally understand how unpopular a user fee will be, how it can never be truly fair, and how it will add to a family’s financial burden, but we truly feel the parks are worth the sacrifice. One thing is undeniable — if you have an opinion (or an idea) you need to express it. Come to the Recreation Commission meeting at 4 p.m.. Tuesday. It’s at the town hall. Park user fees a necessary evil Lake Placid faces a major, potentially emotional, discussion. At issue is how the town will fund its parks, particularly the active parks with ball fields that must be maintained with electricity bills to pay. A ll are consumed with illegal procedureEditor: Our president has been under pressure from Hispanics and other illegal immigration groups, holding a conference with dozens of advocacy groups spelling out the benefits that would be provided. The responsibility to keep the administration from carrying out the amnesty plan now rests with Congress. House Judiciary Committee chairman Republican Lamar Smith has introduced legislation with clear objectives to prevent these policies from being carried out. The Obama administration filed suit to prevent Alabama from enforcing the state’s immigration policies. Alabama immigration law would allow local police to inquire about immigration status in the course of legal stops where reasonable suspicion occurred; also mandates the use of E-verify for all employers and impose penalties against businesses employing illegals. Schools would be required to provide K-12 education, school districts would be required to determine the immigration status of students.... On the White House website and in letters to the leading members of Congress, the Obama administration declared what amounts to amnesty for nearly all illegal aliens without criminal records. It would review some 300,000 pending cases against deportable aliens with the intent of dropping these cases and cease to initiate new proceedings without criminal convictions. The website lists broad categories of illegals who are likely to be dismissed in letters to Harry Reid and other democrats who support the Dream Act. This policy takes dead aim at the integrity of the United States’immigration law. Congress has exclusive authority to make immigration policies. It is the constitutional responsibility of the executive branch to enforce the laws Congress passes whether they agree or not. These illegals will not only be relieved from deportation, but also will be eligible to apply for work authorization with almost certainty of receiving it... No one disputes the need to prioritize to remove violent criminals first. No other legitimate law enforcement would suggest they should stop enforcing other laws. Department of Homeland Security has the responsibility of enforcing all of the immigration laws enacted by Congress. Amnesty is clearly tied to the president’s reelection. Obama’s message is clear; fall in line with his policies of non-enforcement or face the cost of a federal lawsuit. It is becoming necessary for states across the United States to stand firm and take necessary steps to deter this problem before we are all consumed with this illegal procedure. May the good Lord lead us through this tragic dilemma. Willie Clyde (Toole) Cloud SebringThe Collective WeEditor: I am getting tired of the media repeatedly using the “Collective We” in blaming the American people for the severe recession. The “Collective We” allowed this, accepted that, did or didn’t do something else. Well, I strongly reject that charge. There is a criminal segment of the population (fortunately small) prone to exploit any situation for its own selfish gain, but there are at least 150 million Americans who have done the right thing. Like my generation, the children of the Greatest Generation now passed on and children’s generation the Baby Boomers. We benefited from the post World War II economic prosperity and pursued the American Dream. We went to school, developed skills, got jobs, earned decent wages, paid taxes, bought homes, cars, furniture and subsequent electronic devices which kept the economy humming. These two generations also contributed to many organizations designed to assist the less fortunate among us. And following retirement we volunteered our time, energy and professional skills to insure success in that assistance. Thus, it is irksome to read about and listen to media pundits that we caused this disastrous economy today. The current working and unemployed people did not cause this recession either. They have been pawns of that one percent, who have greatly prospered these past four or five years. Corporate America, big business, bankers and Wall Street, manipulated the U.S. Congress to loosen or eliminate economic regulations that businesses were to comply with and federal state agencies were to enforce. They succeeded in reducing the personnel who were to implement said regulations and even eliminated key government officials whose professional expertise was well suited for that goal. The reason? Lack of revenue! Really? Again, Corporate America could have helped the economy by providing banks that $2 trillion it is hoarding to lend small businesses the funds to expand facilities, purchase supplies and equipment; hire people to produce commodities here in the states, who in turn would buy those commodities and essential goods to support their families. But no, they chose to keep those billions of dollars of profits and refused to pay any taxes on them. And, the statement they pay the highest corporate tax in the western world is a lie. There is a long list of corporations that paid no American taxes the last two years. Gabriel Read Avon Park There are a number of people like myself who believe that President Obama’s economic policies have not been good for the country. And, like me, they believe that a good cure for the trouble would be to give someone else the job of president in 2012. Few of us have expressed it the way Bill Looman of Georgia has. The business owner has posted signs on his trucks, that read (I am not kidding) “New Company Policy: We are not hiring until Obama is gone.” According to the article I read at www.11alive.com, Looman wants to make it clear that it’s not that he doesn’t want to hire more employees. He just feels he can’t in the current economy. And he blames said economy on the Obama administration. He’s had the signs up for at least six months when he posted pictures of them on his Facebook page. Then, on Monday, one of the signs went viral. Now Looman has been flooded with phone calls and had to take down his company’s website because the amount of traffic it was getting was crashing the system. The ex-Marine is cool with people expressing their opinion about what he’s doing. He understands that the signs are provoking a reaction. And he has no intention of taking them down, at least at this point. And in case you are wondering: yes, someone did report the signs to the FBI, which led to Looman being interviewed by the Secret Service. According to the employer, the agents left him in a good mood, so I think he’s not in trouble. The website where the article was posted has a comments section. I took a few minutes to skim some of them (there were over 700 when I looked, no way I could see all of them). Many posters appeared to agree with Looman, some claimed to be employers who were also not hiring at this time because of the current economy and/or Obamacare. There is no question that our economy could be in better shape. Unemployment is high. The supercommitee that was supposed to find a way to cut a fraction – a fraction! – of our deficit is deadlocked. I don’t think this group could agree on what to have for lunch, much less how to cut down our deficit. Is it fair to blame President Obama? He’s the one in charge. If the economy were humming along great, he’d get the credit for it. It isn’t. The buck stops somewhere, and it is only fair that it stops on his desk. In saying this I am not taking blame away from others, like Congress, like the Senate, who also are proving they’d rather fight than get something done. But what about these signs? Looman has an absolute First Amendment right to put up the signs. And he has the right to run his business as he sees fit. I don’t know anything about his business (U.S. Cranes LLC) so I can’t tell you if he can afford to hire people or not. If a business is genuinely unable to hire at this time, then they have my sympathy. However, if a business is deliberately not hiring to make political points – ah, there we might have issues. Hurting the economy to hurt those you disagree with politically isn’t good company policy – it’s bad business. It’s not helpful. And just because folks in DC do it as a matter of course is no reason to pull it in the private sector. I wish Looman well with his business. And his signs. May the economy improve to the point he can take them down. Laura Ware is a Sebring resident. She can be contacted by e-mail at bookwormlady@ embarqmail.com Visit her website at www.laurahware.com. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the staff of the NewsSun. Company policy Lauras Look Laura Ware EDITORIALPAGEPOLICYMake sure to sign your letter and include your address and phone number. Anonymous letters will be automatically rejected. Please keep your letters to a maximum of 400 words. We have to make room for everybody. Letters of local concern take priority. 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C M Y K Cheryl Brantley-Davis, is n ow the council liaison to the commission. Give me an overview I can take back to the council, he said, asking if the commission had yet sent ap roposal to the council. When told it had, Waldron wanted to know what had happened. The council has done nothing, Russell replied. Itm ay take a room full of angry people to make the council act. Laura Teal, another commissioner, said she has lost patience. (We should tellt hem) heres what were recommending and be done with i t, she said. We should be really assertive, adopt this or Im done. M illion added that a recent comment by the council that it w ould find people to come up with a solution if the commission couldnt had been an insult. eve put a lot of time i nto this, a lot of time, he said. We have a lot of prop osed responsibility, he added, but no power Town council member D ebra Worley sympathizes with the commission. R eached by telephone Friday, she said they have really tried to find a solution. Theyre the ones in the trenches, we need them to come to us and be honest and o pen, but it is our responsibility, Worley said, adding that t he commission had never been tasked with policy decisions like this before. At the same time she saw no easy answers. Were a tiny town, she said, adding that annexation and growth were the only long term fixes.W orley also said she is opposed to user fees for two m ajor reasons: I dont see an equitable way to charge ... and because people cant affordt hem. After pointing out he had n ot been at the commissions meeting and couldnt comment on its specific frustrations, town council member Ray Royce said he was awareo f the tremendous amount of sweat equity it has contributed. Regarding the amount of time the discussion has taken,R oyce said, Its just the way things work. (The commissioners) are the ones involved, which is why we made sure they had input and could helpd evelop a system they could be comfortable with. Our goal is to make it as simple as pos-s ible, but theyre dealing with several council members who have different perspectivesa nd opinions. For example, Worley does n ot believe in user fees, and Royce believes they have become necessary, althoughh e opposes an across the board fee that would affect e very park user. I dont think youll ever see a fee for walking your dog in the park, a family playing catch, or two or three guyss hooting baskets more like 10 on 10 men playing soccer f or 60 to 90 minutes, Royce said. Theres a lot of gray area, thats the hitch. ROBERTKURTZ Robert Bob Dale Kurtz, 94, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011 in Sebring, Fla. He was born on Nov. 24, 1917 in Peru, Ind., to Arthur George and Arba Gertrude (Schraeder and operated Kurtzs Machine and Welding in Sebring. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict, for a total of 14 years. On Nov. 12, 1949 he received a commendation for repairing the Catapult System on the USS Philippine Sea, stating our energy, resourcefulness, initiative and knowledge of matters pertaining to your rate have been outstanding during this period. His design became important for ships all over the world. He was a resident of Sebring since 1965 coming from Duluth, Minn. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Kurtz of Sebring, and several nephews. Remember Bob by using your talents and gifts by helping someone who needs you. Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to: Stephenson-Nelson Funeral Home Sebring, Florida www.stephesonnelsonfh.com Death noticesCarolyn Lenor Howerton 67, of Sebring, died Nov. 23, 2011. Arrangements have been entrusted to StephensonNelson Funeral Home, Sebring. Engelina G. Kistler 84, of Sebring, died Nov. 23, 2011. Dowden Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Josef J. Reis, 89 of Sebring, died Nov. 22, 2011. Dowden Funeral Home, Sebring, is in charge of arrangements. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, November 27, 2011Page 5A MARTIAL ARTS (pp r ight 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 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 Continued from page 1A meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at Sebring Civic Center with a focus on Goal S etting for Downtown Sebring for the 2012 year. These informative meetings are open to the public. Anyone who has an interest in Downtown Sebring is encouraged to attend. For more information, visit www.DowntownSebring.org.VFW hosts Chippendales LiveAVON PARK Chippendales Live will be at VFWPost 9853, 75 N. Olivia Drive, on Thursday, D ec. 8. Showtime is from 7:30-10 p.m. Advanced tickets are $12 (includes dinner from 6-7 p.m.) and tickets at the door are $18. L imited tickets are available. For more information, or directions, call 452-9853.Jim Duke in concert at libraryLAKE PLACID The Friends of the Lake Placid Memorial Library invite the public to a free concert at the Lake Placid Library, 205 W. Interlake Blvd., at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11. The guest performer is Jim Duke. Duke is a multi-talented musician singing as well as playing the keyboard, saxo phone, trumpet and guitar. He enhances his sound with recorded background accompaniment. Originally from Indiana, he has lived inH ighlands County for four years. With a music education background, Duke opted out of the classroom and has been a professional performer for 40 years. He will treat the audience to a variety of music from country to pop and then some. He has been the featured performer at the Lake Placid Saturday Morning Market in downtown Lake Placid. Call the library at 6993705 for reservations or sign up on your next visit to the library. Continued from page 2A t he former house speaker at or near the top of the R epublican presidential field, along with Mitt Romney. During a televisedd ebate Tuesday, some Republicans and pundits t hought Gingrich may have risked that status when he said he favored pathways to l egal status for illegal immigrants who have lived peaceful, law-abiding, taxpaying lives in the United States for many years. O ther Republican candidates were quick to condemn his remarks. But his ideas didnt seem to alienate the folks in Naples thec rowd was enthusiastic with his appearance and wildly a pplauded many of his remarks, including his out-l ine on how to handle illegal immigration in the U.S. s an extremely difficult question, said Patrick Moody, a 57-year-old Baptist minister from West Palm Beach who said he will likely vote for him in the important Florida primary. Hes got a measured,r ealistic view of the situat ion. His views make s ense. Gingrich promised that if e lected, he would control t he border by Jan. 1, 2014. He also declared that he would require an American history test in order to become a citizen and make English the nations official language. You cant sustain a civil ization if you cant talk to e ach other, he said to a pplause. H e stressed that he wants to make it simpler and easier for people to obtain legal visas, especially for science, technology and mathematics professionals. I am for an importation o f talent, he said. People who are criminals or undesirable for instance, gang members s hould be swiftly deported, he said. He said he favors a orld War II model of the selective service program to decide on who gets to stay in the country, adding t hat years and family a nd total legality, would be a good guideline although those people would not have the right to citizenship or the ability to vote. I think the vast majority (of illegal immigrants go home and should go home, he said. Gingrich said his oppon entscriticism of his statem ents has been incorrect and unfair. I have not suggested amnesty for 11 million people, he said. Continued from page 1A OBITUARIES COMMUNITYBRIEFS Recreation commission wants action from town council News-Sun photo by CHRISTOPHERTUFFLEY Lake Placid Recreation Commission member Laura Teal has lost patience with t he town council. Get the paper delivered to you! NE WS-SU N-6155 News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS C ub Scout Pack 846 visits Leisure Lakes Volunteer Fire Department on Tuesday evening during a Go See It outing in Lake Placid. The pack learned fire safety tips and m et with a puppet firefighter who sprayed water at the boys. The pack had an opportunity to get hands-on inside a real fire truck, spray a fire hose and watched Aeromed l and at the station. C ub Scouts Go See It Gingrich talks immigration during Naples campaign stop


C M Y K Page 6ANews-SunSunday, November 27, 2011www.newssun.com C OUTURE'S DISCOUNT; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, main; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 2 2 6 6 2 2 M ILLER'S CENTRAL AIR; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 11/27/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 3 3 9 9 9 9 B y ED BALDRIDGE ed.baldridge@newssun.comAVON PARK County Commissioners will take another look at the restric-t ions to be placed on outdoor recreational events during their night meeting on Tuesday. But those seeking discussion will have to address ap roposed ordinance that will limit the amount of activity a nd yearly events for all outdoor events with motorized vehicles. T he ordinance, prepared in advance by County Attorney R oss Macbeth to expedite the process requires any future outdoor events to havea permit. The ordinance is broad in i ts definition of off-road motorsports events and poss ibly restricts other ongoing recreational activities such as lawn mower racing andm otocross. Off-road motorsports e ven means any commercial event at which motor vehicles race, compete or ared riven on unpaved tracks. the proposed ordinance states. T he ordinance is also clear that the list includes tractor p ulling contests and mud bogging. The meeting will begin at 5 p.m. at the Government Center in Sebring. M ud bogs on county agenda News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Jenavive Gonzalez, 3, of Polk City and her mom Jenny help clear the tables Thursday for Michelle Fulton and Edward Bradford during turkey dinner at the Salvation Army in Sebring. Fulton and Bradford have been laid off from their jobs working in construction, but still maintain a thankful attitude. It will all get better, I am just grateful for a roof over my head and the caring people in this community, Bradford said with a smile. N ews-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS About 40 volunteers helped prepare and serve free Thanksgiving meals Thursday at the Salvation Army of Highlands County in downtown Sebring. According to Salvation Army Major Bruce Stefanik, the organization was prepared to feed 300-400 people during the holiday luncheon. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Ben Rhoades, 11, of Polk City, spends a portion of his holiday volunteering at the Salvation Army on Thursday in Sebring. According to Rhoades mom Jennifer (background), the family makes time to give back each T hanksgiving. News-Sun photo by KATARASIMMONS Andy Anderson of Zolfo Springs mans the kitchen Thursday with the help of H ighlands County Commissioner Don Elwell during a Thanksgiving feast at the Salvation Army in Sebring. Anderson, a disabled veteran, spent much of his Thanksgiving day doing dishes, wiping countertops and helping wherever he was needed. Thanksgiving at the Salvation Army www.twitter.com/thenewssun F ollow us on Proposed ordinance would limit events


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Page 8ANews-SunSunday, November 27, 2011www.newssun.com GRIFFIN'S CARPET MART; 7.444"; 10"; Black; 11/27/11; 0 0 0 1 4 3 9 7 BORDER TOWN CANTINA; 3.639"; 4"; Black; 11/27,30; 0 0 0 1 4 4 0 0 BUSINESS/MONEY By SAMANTHAGHOLAR sgholar@newssun.comSEBRING — Frequent customers are raving about a unique and tasty cooking course at Sebring’s Panera Bread over the last several weeks. Patty Lloyd of Sebring is one of many customers who have become frequent guests at the bakery’s tasty courses each week. “I am not affiliated with Panera in any way. I am just a customer who enjoys cooking,” says Lloyd. Lloyd visited the bakery last week for an early dinner and found herself among nearly 100 people packed into the seating area of the establishment. “At first I didn’t know what was going on then I realized there was a class going on so I joined them,” said Lloyd. With only standing room left in the building, Lloyd squeezed in where she could. “There are two things that make this cooking class so special. First, Mary Wagener and her assistant Dorinda put on a great show. They teach us tips for cutting costs, tell us what has and hasn’t worked for them, teach us some interesting trivia and give us samples of each recipe — not little sample, it is a huge plate of food,” said Lloyd. “I was already full from my soup and dinner, but I was really full and everything was so good and they are generous with the helpings.” The second thing Lloyd finds unique about Panera’s fall cooking course is that the store is the only Panera in the U.S. that does a cooking class of this caliber, according to Lloyd. “There is hardly any standing room in there. They have raffles where you can win some of their fantastic desserts and breads,” Lloyd said. On the menu at las t week’s course were buckeyes, Italian bread salad, turkey stroganoff, orange French toast, breakfast bread pudding and banana Dutch baby. Assistant manage r Dorinda Sixton welcomed customers and guest to the next cooking course. “Our last course is this Monday evening. It’s open to the public and anybody can come,” said Sixton. This will be Panera’s las t course of the fall season. The class will begin at 5 p.m. Monday. The course will feature more delicious recipes, door prizes and lots of opportunity to meet fellow cooks. “You don’t have to com e; you can just take my word for it,” Lloyd said. Panera Breads last cooking class of season is Monday Courtesy photo Rich Appenzellar and wife Debbie were one of the lucky guests who won door prizes at Paneras weekly cooking course. Appenzellar went home with a Babka last week after the cooking course. My wife decided to upgrade her dinosaur cell phone to a “smartphone” and enlisted my help. Initially, we ran into the brick wall of decisions smartphone shoppers frequently face: How to choose among hundreds of available phones, pick the right service provider and predict which calling and data plan and other options would best fit her needs without breaking the bank? Here are a few things we learned: What’s a smartphone? These all-in-one devices generally let you: send and receive phone calls and text, email and instant messages; surf the Internet; shoot photos and video; manage and synch-up your calendar; run applications such as weather and traffic conditions, games, social networking and maps; play music and video, and much more. Reception. Reception in your home, commute and work is a critical component when choosing a service provider. Unfortunately, signal strength, data download speed and other factors can vary significantly from block to block. Ask friends and neighbors how pleased they are with their service. Also, remember carriers offer a grace period (generally 30 days) before an early plan termination fee kicks in, so try out all features extensively wherever you plan to use the phone. No apples to apples. Many variables complicate the selection process, including: Some models are only available with particular service providers. Most smartphones use some variation of the standard “QWERTY” keyboard, as a touch screen and/or raised keys located below the display or on a slide-out keyboard. Key size, spacing and sensitivity vary widely, so try several types for comfort and ease of operation, especially if you have large hands. Screen size, handset shape, weight and battery life vary considerably, so visit carrier showrooms or an electronics store to compare phones, even if you end up purchasing online. Ask to make a few test calls and evaluate sound quality at both ends. If you want to receive work emails and open documents, make sure the OS is compatible with your employer's system and that you’ll be allowed to access your work network. Cost considerations. Although the smartphone itself is pricey, to determine the true cost of ownership factor in how much you’ll pay for a standard two-year carrier contract. Depending on whether you opt for limited or unlimited plans for voice minutes, text messaging and Internet data transfer, you could rack up $80 to $150-plus in monthly operating costs. Other expenses to consider: accessories (vehicle charger, Bluetooth earpiece, home charging dock and external memory card); various monthly plan taxes and fees; software applications such as ring tones, games, on-demand TVor radio, GPS navigation; additional fees for international calls; and replacement insurance. These additional more online resources may help you decide: CNET(www.cnet.com) has a helpful Cell Phone Buying Guide, a Cell Phone Coverage Map tool for comparing cell reception in certain cities, product reviews and other tools. BillShrink has a cell phone service Price Comparison Tool (www.billshrink.com). TeleBright has an online tool that compares cellular plans and phones available in the top 70 U.S. markets (https://wireless.telebright.co m). As for my wife, a friend let her borrow an LG Ally and now she’s hooked. The Ally is sleek, powerful and runs Google’s Android. Now I’ve got phone envy. Jason Alderman directs Visas financial education programs. To follow Jason Alderman on Twitter go to www.twitter.com/PracticalMoney To smartphone, or not to smartphone? Personal Finance Jason Alderman Associated PressBERLIN — The Dutch and Finnish finance ministers advocated a stronger role for the International Monetary Fund in helping stem Europe’s debt crisis as they met Friday with their German counterpart. The three ministers, whose countries are among the eurozone’s healthiest financially and have taken a hard line in the crisis, consulted ahead of a meeting next Tuesday of the 17-nation bloc’s ministers. They stressed the need to press ahead with implementing month-old decisions by European leaders aimed at shoring up the eurozone, particularly by increasing the firepower of the bloc’s (euro) 440 billion ($588 billion) rescue fund — the European Financial Stability Facility. In addition to that, “We are convinced that we also need an enhanced and strengthened role of the IMF as well to ensure enough funds for the firewall,” Dutch Finance Minister Jan Kees de Kager said. Bilateral loans from countries inside and outside Europe could “increase the effective size of the IMF; and the IMF could play a bigger role in this crisis through this,” De Jager added. His Finnish counterpart, Jutta Urpilainen, said that “one option” to build up Europe’s firewall further is to strengthen the IMF’s role. As market tensions spiral higher, there has been increasing talk of a massive bond-buying drive by the European Central Bank to bring down troubled countries’borrowing costs — something that Germany, in particular, opposes. Finland’s Urpilainen said that “i f there is nothing else left, then we can think about the strengthening of the role of the ECB, but we prefer the IMF and then also leveraging the EFSF.” Dutch, Finns back stronger IMF role Classified Ads € 385-6155 NEWS-SUN


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 27, 2011Page 9A chamber page; 7.444"; 12"; Black; chamber page dummy; 0 0 0 1 4 3 8 0 HOBBY HILL FLORIST; 3.639"; 7"; Black; main A (hlr metals); 0 0 0 1 4 4 0 5 Rotary wgd; 7.444"; 7"; Black; -; 0 0 0 1 4 4 0 6 BUSINESS/MONEY GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCEƒ Special to the News-SunSEBRING — Poshe Day Salon is on the move. They recently moved their business and expanded their facilities into the center of Banyan Plaza in the old Keller Williams Realty office. Still offering great services by some of the best stylists and providers, they feature services such as hair, nails, massage, skincare and permanent make-up to make Poshe Day Salon your one-stop beauty need. Changing up the norm a little, each stylist and service has its own individual room providing privacy and comfort for the clients while still maintaining a centralized shampoo/dryer area and waiting room to allow for the socializing and camaraderie that is such an important part of the salon business. Owner Diane Stahl has 25 years experience in the business having spent 10 of those years as a salon owner also. “I love the business” she said, “it’s always been a passion of mine to make people look and feel better. I’ve been very fortunate to work with great people and talent along the way and I’m proud to say my salon is a very skilled and talented group that I’m lucky to have. We are committed to offering our clients not only great services, but great experiences as well. Whether young, old, male, or female, we have something to offer everyone. Erin Edmonds, Dona Beck, Chanea Turner, Jennifer Seeber, Amanda Armentrout and Maria Fabela round out the talent at Poshe Day Salon. “The salon offers a complete menu of services with a full line of support products and Jane Iredale make-up to help the client maintain their good looks between visits. We welcome everyone to come by and visit us. We would to be your salon,” Stahl said. Located at 2359 U.S. 27 South in the Banyan Plaza, the telephone number is 3821170 or visit the website at Poshedaysalon.com where gift certificates are available. “We view our clients as ambassadors of our salon, that’s why we strive to make sure they are happy and look beautiful all the time.” Poshe Day Salon relocates and expands Courtesy photo J ennifer Seeber, Diane Stahl, Chanea Turner, Erin Edmonds and Dona Beck of Poshe Day Salon have moved to a new, larger location at Banyan Plaza in Sebring


Page 10ANews-SunSunday, November 27, 2011www.newssun.com Veranda Breeze; 11.25"; 10.5"; Black plus three; process, 11/13,20,27; 0 0 0 1 3 9 8 3 BUSINESS/MONEY By RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI Associated PressNEWCANEY, Texas — Dry, brown grass crunches underfoot as David Barfield walks through his 45-acre Christmas tree farm pointing at evergreens covered with brittle, rust-colored needles. “Dead tree, dead tree, dead tree,” he says, shaking his head at dry timber he hoped would be chopped down by parents with excited children. Instead, Mother Nature delivered the Grinch in the form of a historic drought that has killed thousands of trees across Texas and Oklahoma. Some died of thirst. Others were destroyed by wildfires, whose breadth and intensity were magnified when wind swept the flames across parched landscape. Most farmers plan to import trees from North Carolina to supplement any they have left, said Marshall Cathey, president of the Texas Christmas Tree Growers Association. They say they aren’t planning to raise prices because consumers are reluctant to pay more than $40 or $50 for a Christmas tree, especially in the poor economy. But families hoping for a homegrown tree to cut down will have a harder time finding one, and dozens of farmers are struggling. Possibly most painful for these growers are the deaths of the youngest saplings, which guarantee the drought’s effect will be felt for years to come. “It’s depressing, it really is,” said Barfield, 53. “This was going to be our retirement.” He and his wife, Karen, 49, bought the farm about six years ago with dreams of retiring from Texas’oil fields and spending their final years peddling the Christmas spirit with freshcut trees, marshmallow roasts and hayrides in a redand-white sleigh. They planted 20 acres of evergreen trees. Now, barely two years after Karen Barfield retired to work the farm, she has returned full-time to her job selling explosion-proof enclosures to the oil industry. David Barfield has increased his hours doing part-time electronic work. Instead of selling some 400 homegrown trees as they do in a good year, they will be lucky to sell 100 — nearly all Frasier firs brought in from North Carolina. And they’re not certain that will be enough to cover their property taxes. Barfield says he can only charge $50 for a North Carolina fir — just $10 more than he pays for them. “Eight (trees) died within the last week,” Barfield said, continuing his walk through his farm in New Caney. “These were all green a week ago. The drought has been hurting us real bad.” But at least he and his wife have other income. Others have not fared as well. “We lost probably 90 percent of our trees,” said Jean Raisey, 79, who’s run a 10acre Christmas tree farm in Purcell, Okla., with her husband since 1985. The other 10 percent are dying now, she said. “We’ve had to hire a contractor and pull all the dead and all the live trees,” she said. “And we’re out of business.” Cathey, who owns the 50acre Elves Farm in Denison, Texas, a town about 75 miles north of Dallas, said he has spoken to many of Texas’ 120 Christmas tree farmers in recent months. Long stretches of tripledegree heat, he said, harmed the trees as much as the lack of rain. And the drought has been bad. In Texas, less than 11 inches of rain fell this year compared to an annual average of almost 24 inches. In Oklahoma, there has been about 18.7 inches of rain this year compared to a longterm average of 30 inches. All trees have been hard-hit by the lack of rain. “There’s hundreds of thousands of trees dying,” said Travis Miller, a drought expert at Texas A&M University. “We’re looking at a ... one-in-a-500-year kind of drought, and so it’s weeding out the ones that can’t survive this kind of extreme conditions,” he added. For evergreens, which usually prefer wetter, more temperate climates, the struggle may be greater than for drought-resistant plants, such as the juniper brush, although it too is dying in Texas this year. Farmers who planted evergreens native to Afghanistan — and accustomed to a desert climate — have had greater success than those who planted trees from the northeast United States. Those who irrigated also are having more modest success, although that costs — about $1,200 a month on a midsized farm. Jan Webb, owner of the Double Shovel Christmas Tree Farm in West Texas — one of the driest areas of the state — said her Afghans have done well. Of the 400 she planted last year, only about 50 died. On the other hand, none of the 400 Leyland Cypress she planted survived. It takes three to five years to grow an evergreen to a marketable size. Webb planted her first tree about three years ago and was hoping to open for the first time next Christmas, but with the drought, it will be at least two years before she has a homegrown tree to sell. “We can’t sell what’s from our farm right now because they’re too small,” she said. Yet the farmers are determined children will be able to see trees cut for Christmas — even if they’re North Carolina firs liberally placed in Texas soil. There will be hayrides and picnics. Christmas carols will ring out and colorful lights will cover the bare branches. Bah humbug to the drought, they say. Drought puts damper on tree farmers Christmas MCTphoto Many Christmas tree farmers in Texas are planning to import trees from farms like this one on the east coast due to the drought in Texas that has thinned their crop this year.


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 27, 2011Page 11A IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 03-00479 Division Civil MIDFIRST BANK Plaintiff, vs. DANNY SHANNON AND GWENDOLYN CAROL SHANNON, COMMERCIAL CREDIT CONSUMER SERVICES INC. N/K/A CITIFINANCIAL EQUITY SERVICES, INC., HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORATION III, AND UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS, Defendants. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered in this cause on November 22, 2006, in the Circuit Court of HIGHLANDS County, Florida, I will sell the property situated in Highlands County, Florida described as: LOT 63, OF RIDGEWOOD ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 11, PAGE 27, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. and commonly known as: 102 NORTH KING DRIVE, SEBRING, FLORIDA 33870; including the building, appurtenances, 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, Sebring, Florida 33870, on January 9, 2012 at 11 a.m. Any 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 filea claim within 60 days after the sale. Dated this 18th day of November, 2011. Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff Deputy Cler k November 27; December 4, 2011 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 09001399GCS THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR T HE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED C ERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1, P laintiff(s v s. S TACEY KOWALSKI; et al., D efendant(s NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT TO CHAPTER 45 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order or Final Summary Judgment. Final Judgment w as awarded on September 30, 2010 in Civil C ase No. 09001399GCS, of the Circuit Court of t he TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS C ounty, Florida, wherein THE BANK OF NEW YOR K MELLON F/K/A THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSTEE FOR THE CWABS, INC., ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2007-1 is the Plaintiff and S TACEY KOWALSKI; AND UNKNOWN TENANTS IN P OSSESSION are Defendants. T he Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest a nd best bidder for cash IN THE JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM, BASEMENT, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870, at 11:00 A.M. on December 13, 2011, the following described real property as set forth in said Final Summary Judgment, to wit: LOT 5 BLOCK 5, GOLFVIEW ESTATES, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF RECORDED IN PLAT B OOK 8, PAGE 94, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF H IGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A NY 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. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the court on November 16, 2011. CLERK OF THE COURT /s/ Annette E. Daff B y: Robert W. Germaine Deputy Cler k N ovember 20, 27, 2011 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C IVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282008CA0001463AOOOXX C OUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC., Plaintiff, v s. RICHARD J. BRILHANTE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD J. BRILHANTE; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT(S SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY, Defendants. RE-NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to an Order Resetting Foreclosure Sale dated the 9th day of November, 2011, and entered in Case No. 282008CA0001463AOOOXX, of the Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, wherein COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS, INC. is the Plaintiff and RICHARD J. BRILHANTE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF RICHARD J. BRILHANTE; JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANT(S PROPERTY, are defendants. I will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE, SEBRING, FL 33870 at the Highlands County Courthouse in Sebring, Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 11th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment, to wit: LOT 24, BLOCK 255, SUN 'N LAKE ESTATES OF SEBRING, UNIT 13, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, AT PAGE 71, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE SALE. Dated this 10th day of November, 2011. Robert W. Germaine Clerk Of The Circuit Court By: /s/ Priscilla Michalak Deputy Clerk November 20, 27, 2011 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, 2011NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING ON THE SPRING LAKE IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT CHARTER REVISION PROCESS The Spring Lake Improvement District will conduct a Public Meeting on Wednesday, December 14, 6:00 p.m. at the Spring Lake Community Center, 209 Spring Lake Blvd., Sebring, Florida, 33876. The purpose of the meeting is to review and discuss the proposed District Charter Revision Process. EACH PERSON WHO DECIDES TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD WITH RESPECT TO ANY MATTER CONSIDERED AT MEETINGS IS ADVISED THAT PERSON MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, INCLUDING THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. Joseph DeCerbo District Manager November 27, 2011; December 4, 2011 INVITATION TO BID The Town of Lake Placid, Highlands County, Lake Placid, Florida, will receive sealed bids at the Town of Lake Placid Municipal Building Office of Gary V. Freeman, Director of Utilities, located at 311 W. Interlake Blvd, Lake Placid, Florida 33852 for: PUBLIC MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER COLLECTION I and I STUDY This Infiltration and Inflow Study requires written reports, video recordings, possible problem and solutions on work which includes jetting, vacing and tele-spection of sixty (6011,000 feet of ten (10 sand six hundred and fifteen (6,6158 diameter gravity lines. There are no other specifications other than this paragraph. If needed, a site visit may be scheduled by calling Gary V. Freeman at the phone number below. Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked, on the outside, with the project name so as to identify the enclosed bids. Bids must be delivered to the Town of Lake Placid at the Town of Lake Placid Municipal Building office of Gary V. Freeman, Director of Utilities, located at 311 W. Interlake Blvd, Lake Placid, Florida 33852 so as to reach said office absolutely no later than 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, January 21, 2012, at which time the bids will be opened. Bids received later than the date and time as specified will be rejected. The Town will not be responsible for the late deliveries of bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail or any other type of delivery service. Office hours for questions (forward to Gary V. Freeman garding this Bid are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 3:30 pm. The phone number is 863-699-3747, extension 106, and the fax number is 863-699-3749. This bid is also published at the Towns website which is at: HYPERLINK "http://www.lakeplacidfl.net" www.lakeplacidfl.net. The town of Lake Placid reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and to waive any irregularities in bidding. Local businesses and/or drug free workplaces shall be given preference in the evaluation and award of purchases and contracts. Gary Freeman Director of Utilities Town of Lake Placid Printed in the News-Sun Newspaper, Sebring, FL 33870 Sunday, November 27, 2011 Also Posted on the Town of Lake Placid Website November 27, 2011 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA G ENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION C ASE NO. 08-1505-GCS V ELOCITY HOLDINGS, LLC, a California limited liability company, Plaintiff, v s. OLIVET TAYLOR LONG and HAROLD LONG, Defendants. NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Summ ary Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated Nov ember 16, 2011, entered in Civil Case No. 0 8-1505-GCS of the Circuit Court of the 10th Jud icial Circuit in and for Highlands County, Florida, I w ill sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at the Highlands County Courthouse located at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Jury Selection Rm., Sebring, Florida 33870, at 11:00 a.m. on the 13th day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Summary Final Judgm ent, to-wit: L ots 1 to 12, both inclusive and Lots 27, and 2 8, Block 26, TOWN OF DESOTO CITY, said subd ivision plat also being referred to as DESOTO C ITY SECOND SUBDIVISION, according to the map or plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 1, Page(s 39, Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property o wner as of the date of the lis pendens, must file a claim within 60 days after the sale. D ated this 16th day of November, 2011. B OB GERMAINE A s Clerk of the Court (CIRCUIT COURT SEAL By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk N ovember 20, 27, 2011 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION CASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-000068 CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC, Plaintiff, v s. D ANIEL K. SMITH A/K/A DANIEL KEITH SMITH, et a l, D efendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final J udgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated October 18, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-000068 of the Circuit Court of the T ENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein CHASE HOME FINANCE LLC is the Plaintiff and DANIEL K. SMITH A/K/A DANIEL KEITH SMITH; SHANNON N. PRESCOTT A/K/A SHANNON NICOLE PRESCOTT A/K/A SHANNON SMITH; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder for cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 11:00 AM, on the 7th day of December, 2011, the following described property as set forth in said Final Judgment: LOT 15 AND 16, IN BLOCK 201, OF LEISURE LAKES, SECTION THREE, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 6, PAGE 25, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 946 GARDENIA STREET, LAKE PLACID, FL 33852 Any person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property owner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court on November 10, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE Clerk of the Circuit Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp Deputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 Tampa, Florida 33622-5018 F10001572 CHASEDIRECT-CONV--Team 3 **See Americans with Disabilities Act In accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities needing a special accommodation to participate in this proceeding should contact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 the proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1-800-955-8771, or voice (V via Florida Relay Service. November 20, 27, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO.: FC11-1032 DIVISION: FAMILY VIOLET L. WILLIAMS, Petitioner and DAN A. WILLIAMS, Respondent. NOTICE OF ACTION FOR DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE TO: Dan A. Williams Fort Stewart Army Base First Battalion, Forty-first Infantry, Building 631 Fort Stewart, Georgia 31314 Y OU ARE NOTIFIED that an action has been filed against you and that you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Violet L. Williams, whose address is 336 E. Camphor Street, Avon Park, FL 33825, on or before December 15, 2011, and file the original with the Clerk of this Court at 430 South Commerce Avenue, Sebring, Florida 33870, before service on petitioner or immediately thereafter. If you fail to do so, a default may be entered against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. C opies of all court documents in this case, including orders, are available at the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office. You may review these documents upon request. You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit Courts office notified of your current address. (You may file a Notice of Current Address, Florida Supreme Court Approved Family Law Form 12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit will be mailed to the address on record at the Clerks office. WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida Family Law Rules of Procedure, requires certain automatic disclosure of documents and information. Failure to comply can result in sanctions, including dismissal or striking of pleadings. Dated: /s/ Robert W. Germaine, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Kathy Whitlock Deputy Clerk November 13, 20, 27; December 4, 2011 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA P ROBATE DIVISION F ILE NO. PC11-414 IN RE: ESTATE OF STEVEN PATRICK WOOD, Deceased. N OTICE TO CREDITORS The administration of the estate of STEVEN PATRICK WOOD, deceased, File Number P C11-414, is pending in the Circuit Court for H ighlands County, Florida, Probate Division, the a ddress of which is 430 South Commerce Aven ue, Sebring, Florida 33870. The names and add resses of the personal representative and the p ersonal representative's attorney are set forth b elow. A ll creditors of the decedent and other pers ons having claims or demands against deced ent's estate, including unmatured, contingent, or u nliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this notice is served must file their claims with this court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOT ICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE O F A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM. A ll other creditors of the decedent and other p ersons having claims or demands against deced ent's estate, including unmatured, contingent, or u nliquidated claims, on whom a copy of this not ice is served must file their claims with this Court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE. ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL BE FORE VER BARRED. T he date of first publication of this Notice is N ovember 20, 2011. P ersonal Representative: / s/ Amanda Knox A ttorney for Personal Representative: / s/ Michael L. Keiber M ICHAEL L. KEIBER, ESQUIRE Law Office of Michael L. Keiber, P.A. 129 South Commerce Avenue Sebring, FL 33870V (863863 F lorida Bar No. 620610 N ovember 20, 27, 2011 SUNN LAKE OF SEBRING IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT INVITATION TO BID #11-023 The Board of Supervisors of the Sunn Lake of Sebring Improvement District will receive sealed bids at the Sunn Lake of Sebring Improvement District Office for: BID #11-023 EDGEWATER DR./SUNRISE DR SIDEWALK PROJECT A Scope of Work, Plans, Specifications and other Bid Documents are available at Polston Engineering, Inc., 2925 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33870, 863-385-5564, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 11:30 A.M. and between the hours of 1:30 P.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday. Bid Bond, Payment and or Performance Bonds will not be required for this project. Bid envelopes must be sealed and marked with the bid number and name as to identify the enclosed bid. Bids must be delivered to the Sunn Lake of Sebring Improvem ent District: Attention Board Secretary, 5306 Sunn Lake Blvd., Sebring, Florida 33872, so as to reach the said office no later than 2:00 PM, Tuesday December 13, 2011. Proposals received later than the date and time specified will be rejected. The Sunn Lake of Sebring Improvement District will not be responsible for the late delivery of any bids that are incorrectly addressed, delivered in person, by mail, of any other type of delivery service. T he submitting firm will be required to comply with all applicable laws, regulations, rules and ordinances of local, state and federal authorities having jurisdiction, including, but not limited to: all provisions of the Federal Government Equal Employment Opportunity clauses issued by the Secretary of Labor on May 21,1968 and published in the Fede ral Register(41 CFR Part 60-1, 33 F.2 7804 sions of the Public Entity Crimes (Fla. Stat. §287.133, et seq, as amended) and the provisions in Fla. Stat. §287.134, et seq, as amended, regarding discrimination. The Board of Supervisors reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids or any parts thereof and the award, if an award is made, will be made to the most responsible bidder whose bid and qualifications indicate that the award w ill be in the best interest of the Sunn Lake of Sebring Improvement District. The Board of Supervisors reserves the right to waive irregularities in the bid. Michael Wright, General Manager Sunn Lake of Sebring Improvement District 5306 Sunn Lake Blvd. Sebring, Florida 33872 N ovember 27; December 4, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT, TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO: 11-469 GCS SULLIVAN D. CURRAN, Plaintiff -vsNORTH RIDGEWOOD, INC., a Florida corporation, MARIA E. DUGARTE, INDIVIDUALLY, EUGENE O'STEEN, INDIVIDUALLY, REPUBLIC NATIONAL DISTRIBUTING COMPANY LLC, a Florida limited liability company, DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION, DIVISION OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AND TOBACCO, and DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: EUGENE O'STEEN, whose address is 4933 West Bay Dr., Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL 33629. YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a lien on the following property in Pasco County, Florida; Highlands County, Florida alcoholic beverage license #: 38-01283 4 COP has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it on Scott C. Tepper, Esq., the plaintiff's attorney, whose address is 120 East Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, Florida 32176, on or before December 27, 2011, and file the original with the clerk of this court either before service on the plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. DATED on November 21, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of Court By: /s/ Toni Kopp As Deputy Clerk November 27; December 4, 2011 IN THE CIRCUIT COURT O F THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA C IVIL DIVISION CASE NO.: 282011CA000459AOOOXX F INANCIAL FREEDOM ACQUISITION LLC, P lantiff, vs. U NKNOWN HEIRS AND OR BENEFICIARIES O F THE ESTATE OF HOWARD I. USEMAN, et al, Defendants. N OTICE OF ACTION T O: B OB USEMAN L AST KNOWN ADDRESS: 8856 Fordham Street, F ort Myers, FL 33907 Also Attempted At: 2040 Beacon Manor Dive, Fort Myers, FL 33907C URRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN D ENNIS USEMAN L AST KNOWN ADDRESS: 4004 Yeager Drive, G reat Lakes IL 60088 A lso Attempted At: 10009 West Nippersink Drive, R ichmond, IL 60071 C URRENT RESIDENCE UNKNOWN UNKNOWN HEIRS AND OR BENEFICIARIES OF THE ESTATE OF HOWARD I. USEMAN L ast Known Address: Unknown C urrent Residence: Unknown U NKNOWN CREDITORS OF THE ESTATE OF HOWA RD I. USEMAN L ast Known Address: Unknown C urrent Residence: Unknown YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclosure of Mortgage on the following described property:L OT 9-A, OF CORMORANT POINT SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF, AS REC ORDED IN PLAT BOOK 13, PAGE 47, OF THE P UBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, F LORIDA. h as been filed against you and you are required to s erve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, on Marshall C. Watson, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, whose address is 1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before December 23, 2011 a date which is within thirty (30 T HE NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk of this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a de-f ault will be entered against you for the relief dem anded in the complaint. If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in this proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance. Please contact the Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. B roadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863 534-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving t his notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing o r voice impaired, call 711. WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 10th day of November, 2011. ROBERT W. GERMAINE As Clerk of the Court By: /s/ Annette E. Daff As Deputy Clerk November 20, 27, 2011 I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION C ASE NO.: 28-2011-CA-000520 F INANCIAL FREEDOM ACQUISITION LLC, Plantiff, v s. E UGENE SNOOK, AS TRUSTEE OF THE BRUCE S. SNOOK REVOCABLE TRUST DATED THE 22ND DAY OF JUNE 2005, et al, Defendants. N OTICE OF ACTION T O: UNKNOWN BENEFICIARIES OF THE BRUCE S. S NOOK REVOCABLE TRUST DATED THE 22ND D AY OF JUNE 2005 L ast Known Address: Unknown C urrent Residence: Unknown Y OU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for Foreclos ure of Mortgage on the following described prope rty: L OT 3, BLOCK S, SPRING LAKE, VILLAGE II, ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 9, PAGE 43, OF THE P UBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, F LORIDA. h as been filed against you and you are required to s erve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to it, o n Marshall C. Watson, P.A., Attorney for Plaintiff, w hose address is 1800 NW 49TH STREET, SUITE 1 20, FT. LAUDERDALE FL 33309 on or before D ecember 22, 2011 a date which is within thirty ( 30) days after the first publication of this Notice in T HE NEWS SUN and file the original with the Clerk o f this Court either before service on Plaintiff's attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint. I f you are a person with a disability who needs a ny accommodation in order to participate in this p roceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to t he provision of certain assistance. Please contact t he Office of the Court Administrator, 255 N. B roadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830, (863 5 34-4686, at least 7 days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than 7 days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711. W ITNESS my hand and the seal of the Court this 8 th day of November, 2011. R OBERT W. 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C M Y K Page 12ANews-SunSunday, November 27, 2011www.newssun.com 2100Help Wanted 2000 Employment 1100Announcements NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING FOR A VARIANCE REQUEST HEARING NO. 1709 YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that a PUBLIC HEARING w ill be held before the HIGHLANDS COUNTY Board of Adjustment on the 13th day of December, 2011, beginning a t 3:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as possible, in the County Commissioners Board Room, Highlands County Government Center Building, 600 South Commerce Ave., Sebring, Florida, to consider a variance to allow for a front yard setback of 10.5 feet instead of the required 25 feet to attach a carport, within the area described as follows: approximately 1/6 acre located south of Sebring and northwest of Lake Placid on Woodside Drive, between Venetian Parkway and Oak Grove Street; the address being 176 Woodside Drive, Lake Placid, Florida; and legally described as follows: Lot 48, Block 1, Venetian Village Revised, acc ording to the plat thereof as recorded in Plat Book 11, Page 12, of the Public Records of Highlands County, Florida. Any person or persons interested or affected by this change are invited to attend this hearing. You may submit comments in writing to the attention of Linda Conrad, Zoning Supervisor, P.O. Box 1926, Sebring, Florida 33871-1926, or you may call (863 information. Please reference the above hearing number when calling or writing. ANY PERSON WHO MIGHT WISH TO APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT IN PUBLIC HEARING OR MEETING IS HEREBY ADVISED THAT THEY WILL NEED A RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS, AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, THEY MAY NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE WHICH WILL INCLUDE THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH SUCH APPEAL IS TO BE BASED. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact Mrs. Melissa Bruns, ADA Coordinator at: 863-402-6509 (Voice Florida Relay Service 711, or by e-mail: hr@hcbcc.org Requests for CART or interpreter services should be made at least 24 hours in advance to permit coordination of the service. ONE OR MORE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MAY BE PRESENT AT THE MEETING. Jim Brooks, Chairman November 27; December 2, 2011 1050LegalsCHECK YOUR ADPlease check your ad on the first day it runs to make sure it is correct. Sometimes i nstructions over the phone are m isunderstood and an error can occur. If t his happens to you, please call us the first day your ad appears and we will be happy to fix it as soon as we can. I f We can assist you, please call us:314-9876 News-Sun Classified I N THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT I N AND FOR HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA CIVIL ACTION C ASE NO.: 28-2010-CA-001373 CENTRAL MORTGAGE COMPANY, P laintiff, vs. A NA L. BAEZ A/K/A ANA BAEZ, et al, D efendant(s NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Mortgage Foreclosure dated August 2 9, 2011 and entered in Case No. 28-2010-CA-001373 of the Circuit Court of the T ENTH Judicial Circuit in and for HIGHLANDS County, Florida wherein CENTRAL MORTGAGE C OMPANY is the Plaintiff and ANA L. BAEZ A/K/A ANA BAEZ; MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS INCORPORATED AS NOMINEE F OR CARRINGTON MORTGAGE SERVICES LLC; SUNSET POINTE ON DINNER LAKE OWNERS' AS-S OCIATION, INC.; are the Defendants, The Clerk of the Court will sell to the highest and best bidder f or cash at JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM IN THE BASEMENT OF THE HIGHLANDS COUNTY COURTH OUSE, 430 SOUTH COMMERCE AVENUE at 1 1:00 AM, on the 4th day of January, 2012, the following described property as set forth in said F inal Judgment: LOT FORTY, OF SUNSET POINTE ON DINNER LAKE, A SUBDIVISION AS PER PLAT RECORDED I N PLAT BOOK 16, PAGE 55, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF HIGHLANDS COUNTY, FLORIDA. A/K/A 3038 CEDORA TERRACE, SEBRING, FL 3 3870 A ny person claiming an interest in the surplus from the sale, if any, other than the property o wner as of the date of the Lis Pendens must file a claim within sixty (60 W ITNESS MY HAND and the seal of the Court o n August 30, 2011. R OBERT W. GERMAINE C lerk of the Circuit Court B y: /s/ Priscilla Michalak D eputy Clerk Florida Default Law Group, P.L. P.O. Box 25018 T ampa, Florida 33622-5018 F 10099332 C ENTRAL-CONV-R-UNASSIGNED-Team 3 *See Americans with Disabilities Act I n accordance with the Americans Disabilities Act, p ersons with disabilities needing a special accomm odation to participate in this proceeding should c ontact the individual or agency sending the notice at Echevarria & Associates, P.A., P.O. Box 25018, Tampa, FL 33622-5018, telephone (813 251-4766, not later than seven (7 t he proceeding. If hearing impaired, (TDD 1 -800-955-8771, or voice (V v ia Florida Relay Service. N ovember 20, 27, 2011AD PARTNERS 1X4.5AD # 00013643DUMMY 09 SERVICE DIRECTORY DUMMY 5X21.5 AD # 00011623


C M Y K www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 27, 2011Page 13A 9000 TransportationDEISEL BUSMCI 47 Pass. w/air brakes. 2 yrs. groceries free, Wal Mart, T arget & Best Buy Merchandise. Acc ommodations for 2 yrs if payment plan a pproved. $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 & SuppliesCRAFTSMAN 30"Riding Lawn Mower / Mulcher Hydrostatic Drive. $700 863-699-0352 7400Lawn & Garden T HE SEB.CHRISTMAS COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE for ARTISANS & C RAFTERS is Saturday, Dec. 3rd 2011 on the SIDEWALKS at the C IRCLE DOWNTOWN See application www.destinationdowntownsebring.com S EBRING -HUGE SALE Dec. 1-2-3; Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 1012 T hurston Ave. behind Sebring High S chool off Airport Road. 7320Garage &Yard Sales SPORTS JACKETMaroon. 42 regular. $ 20 Call 863-446-0972 PS2 GAMEwith 2 controllers, 14 g ames, memory card and Guitar Hero. $ 100. 863-452-5579 P RINTER LEXMARK#3430. $20 Call 8 63-471-2421. FLATBED HPScanner. Like New! $20 C all 863-417-2421 ENGINE HOISTfor taking engine out of c ar. $99. 863-414-8412 D VD'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. 8 63-385-7762 C OUCH, BLUE.7 months, must sell. $ 100 Call 863-446-0972 C HAIN SAWElectric, 14 inch WEN. $ 25. 863-6550342 3 DRESSERS2) Dark Color 1) Light Color $75. 863-414-8412 3 ATTACHMENTSfor Ryobie 30cc line T rimmer curved shaft. Trimmer, Bagger & edger. All work excellent. $30. 8 63-402-2285 7310Bargain Buys1 0" DELTAPOWER Miter Saw, older m odel, but works excellent. Blade just s harpened. $20 863-402-2285 7310B argain BuysSTAINED GLASSEQUIPMENT Lots of glass, Mosaic's, lead grinders, all tools n eeded, books, came bender, elec. glass cutter, good deal on everything. $ 800 obo Call 863-471-1452. 7300MiscellaneousSHOP CLOSINGEquipment for Sale! Display cases, hair dryers, sink, hydrau-l ic chair & supplies. Would prefer to sell everything for $600, however I will s eparate. Call 863-471-1452. 7280Office & BusinessEquipment 7180FurnitureK ITCHEN FORSALE! Electric Stove, Microwave, Dishwasher, Refrigerator all w hite. Asking $1500 obo. Call 517-902-6175 7040Appliances 7000 MerchandiseS EBRING 640Park St. 6400 sq ft, $1600/mo: A/C, office, BA, 8 o verhead doors, 3 phase electric, fenced yard, near Sebring Parkway. C all Chip Boring 863-385-0077 or Cell 863-381-1298 6750Commercial RentalS EBRING -STORAGE RENTALS 1 2' X 30' with 10' X 10' Doors. 602 P ark Street, Sebring,Fl. Call 8 63-385-7486 6550W arehousesf or RentL 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, lawn and water treatment. $1150/mo. First, last & security. Non smoker please. Avail. 12/1. Call 954-481-8095 6300Unfurnished Houses SEBRING -DINNER LAKE AREA 1BR, 1BA Apartments for Rent. $395/mo. Includes water. L arge rooms, fresh paint & tile floors. Call Gary Johnson @ 863-381-1861 B EAUTIFUL APTSSEBRING 2BR, 1BA, tile floors, screen back porch, beautiful landscaping, building 5 yrs. new. Pets O K. $595 month. Medical Way. 8 63-446-1822 AVON PARKLEMONTREE APTS 1 BR $495 mo. + $200 Sec. Deposit, a vailable immediately. Washer/Dryer & WSG included. Call Alan 386-503-8953 A VON PARKApartment with Balcony O verlooking Lake Verona and City Park 1 00 E. Main St. Laundry Facilities. S PECIAL : $325/mo. 863-453-8598 A VON PARK** Highlands Apartments 1 680 North Delaware Ave. 1BR, 1BA & 2BR, 2BA Available. Central Heat & Air. Extra insulation. 1st & Sec. Call 863-449-0195 6200UnfurnishedApartmentsS EBRING NICE2/1 & 3/1 Duplex for rent. 2004 & 2006 Fernway St. Convenient location. Ready to move in. Washer & Dryer in each. $550 (2/13/1 Call Pat (954863 451-1030 6050Duplexes for Rent 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, privacy fence, 1 block from Hwy 27. 731 CR 201. 305-725-0301 S EBRING NICELYFurnished 2/2. Split bedroom plan. 4 6 month seasonal or l onger. Located off of Thunderbird Rd. N o pets. Room for car & boat parking. Cable, internet incl. Call 863-414-1450 5150Mobile HomesFor Rent P ALM HARBORHOMES N EW HOME STIMULUS 5 K For Your Used Mobile Home A ny Condition 800-622-2832 ext 210 OKEECHOBEE MOBILEHOME 2 /2. 1400sq.ft. Furnished, ceramic tile throughout, new counter tops, new flat t op stove, new washer & dryer, just installed new A/C. Large shed & parki ng for 2 vehicles & boat. $14,900 obo. Call 772-597-1130 ask for Fay. 5050Mobile HomesFor Sale 5000 Mobile HomesATTENTION: CASH for your Home, D uplex, Apartment, Commercial Property. Rapid Closing, As Is Condition. 863-441-2689 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL 4320Real Estate Wanted L AKE PLACID2/2 on corner lot. Water A ccess. Lots of tile. Cathedral Ceilings in living & dining area. Assoc. fees only $ 30 monthly. Boat space rental only $ 10 monthly. $129,900 Call 7 72-321-4984 L AKE PLACID*Leisure Lakes* C ompletely Furnished, 3BR, 1BA, Liv. r m, Din. rm, FL rm, attached workshop. 2 adjoining lots w/ 20'X20' & 12'x12' storage sheds. $59,900 obo. 6 08-566-5628 4100H omes for SaleL ake PlacidSEBRING VANTAGEPOINTE B y Owner Large 2/2/2 Furnished or Unfurnished. C all 863-471-2666 4040Homes For Sale 4000 Real Estate 3000 F inancialCNA SEEKINGEMPLOYMENT! 30 y ears experience in health care. Have references. CPR certified training. Will w ork weekends. Call Debra 863-465-2088. 2300Work Wanted TREE SERVICESeeking EXPERIENCED T REE CLIMBER, With Valid Drivers License. Call Joe at 863-465-7491 T ELEVISION REPAIRTECH Must have one year experience. Pay d epending onexperience. Contact Musselman's Appliances and TV. Email r esume: mussappl@earthlink.net 8 63-386-0898 S UNSHINE PAYDAY LOANS F ull time office position Must be o rganized & responsible. Cash handling experience a plus F ax Resumes to: 863-453-6138 S EEKING PARALEGALPART-TIME MINIMUM 5 YEARS EXPERIENCE E -mail resume to: officetalent@yahoo.com o r Fax 863-471-2565 S EBRING -Mature Male, with r eferences, drivers license and car, to c are for older son who cannot drive. A c ompanion that likes cards, play pool, movie, etc. Someone with fishing gear & boat a plus. For more info. Call 863-655-1068 M EDICAL OFFICEMANAGER Exp. O nly with references. Willingness to work varied hours. Responsible team p layer who can preform all aspects of practice. Fax resume to 863-299-4352. H IGHLANDS COUNTY O UTSIDE SALES I f 150-$200 A Week will help you Part T ime, I need people who need And want to work. Easy Sales. Good for S tudents and Retirees. Call Ed: 352-217-9937 2100Help Wanted M EDICAL ASSISTANT Immediate opening for an experienced Medical A ssistant for a busy Pediatric Practice. Experience in phlebotomy, EMR and B i-lingual a plus. Attractive benefits and an opportunity for career growth. Fax resume to (863 c fmsonni@gmail.com MEDIA ADVERTISING M ULTI-MEDIA ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE W e are a Sebring Florida Newspaper is accepting resumes for a q ualified OutsideSales Representative that values teamwork and has a desire t o succeed. T he successful candidate must have at l east 6 months to 1 year sales experience. Is highlymotivated and enjoys b uilding client relationships, not afraid to ask for a sale, professional, enthusia stic, and exhibit a high level of integrity. This position is the perfect choice for a nyone loving to sell a product you b elieve in. W e offer base salary plus commission; excellent benefits to include medical, d ental, life, 401k and more; paid time off; and training. Send reply to A dsalesjobs@newssun.com 2227 US 27th South Sebring, Florida 3 3870 EOE A DVERTISING SALESASSISTANT W e Are Expanding! We have a new position available, i n Sebring Florida for a A DVERTISING SALES ASSISTANT R esponsibilities: S cheduling client a ppointments. Maintaining advertising schedules. Client r elations and assist Multi Media Account Executive. Salary + Commission. N ews Sun S end reply to A dsalessjobs@newssun.com 2227U S 27 South S ebring Fl. 33870 EOE 2100Help Wanted M AINTENANCE WORKER T HE ANDERSONS, INC. T he Andersons, Inc has an opportunity for a Maintenance Worker posit ion based in our Lake Placid, Florida facility. This position is r esponsible performing a variety of maintenance, fabrication and o perations tasks, including but not limi ted to, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic t roubleshooting and repair of production equipment. Qualified applicants will possess: o High school diploma or GED; further technical training preferred. o 2 or more years experience with troubleshooting, repair and mainten ance of production equipment and m achinery. o General mechanical, welding and h eavy equipment repair skills. o Good customer service and verbal c ommunication skills. o Ability to lift 50-100 pounds p eriodically and to work at heights of 40 feet. The Andersons, Inc supports a drug free workplace and administers p re-employment drug testing. This is a full-time position with an attractive b enefits package. Please submit resume and/or application, no later than N ovember 28, as follows: O nline application is available at: www.andersonsinc.com E mail resume to: careers@andersonsinc.com Mail resume to: The Andersons Inc. A ttn: AF/Human Resources P.O. Box 119 Maumee, OH 43537 Drop off resume at: The Andersons I nc. 211 S.R. 70 West Lake Placid, Fl 33852 E OE M AINTENANCE ASSISTANT/FLOOR T ECH Royal Care of Avon Park c urrently has a Full Time Maintenance / Floor Tech position available. The applicant must have experience in e lectrical, plumbing, heating & cooling systems, must also have experience u sing floor buffer. Perform routine maintenance repair work. Apply in p erson at Royal Care of Avon Park, 1213 W Stratford Rd., Avon Park. ( 863( 453-6674. EOE, M/F, DFWP. K ITCHEN ASSISTANTPart Time for Assisted Living Facility, must have b asic cooking abilities, exp. preferred. Apply in person at Crown Pointe, 5005 S un N' Lake Blvd., Sebring, Fl 33872 2100Help Wanted W ANT NEW FURNITURE? Need to sell the old furniture first? Call News-Sun classifieds, 385-6155. T hen shop till you drop! 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C M Y K SPORTS B SE CTION News-Sun Sunday, November 27 2011 News-Sun photo by DAN HOEHNE And theyre off! Nearly 600 runners head up the trails of Highlands Hammock State Park Thursday morning during t he 19th Annual Turkey Trot 5K. News-Sun photos by DAN HOEHNE Above: Lake Placid state qualifier Dalton Shelton won the overall mens 5K run at Thursdays 19th Annual Turkey Trot, with a time of 17:20. Below: A determined Krista Schult heads toward the finish line of Turkey Trot at Highlands Hammock. The Sebring girls cross country coachw on top female honors with her time of 20:59. By DAN HOEHNE d aniel.hoehne@newssun.comSEBRING Thanksgiving is a holiday of getting together with family and close friends. That sentiment seemed to extend to the greater community as a recordf ield of nearly 600 runners took part in Thursdays 19th Annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk atH ighlands Hammock Sate Park. P erhaps looking to burn off the soon-to-be ingested c alories later in the day, the massive throng of race rs enjoyed mild and sunny, if not crowded conditions, as they set off along the wooded trails. o say that we had a tremendous turnout for our race would be an understatement, race organizer Jill Willingham said. The only thing Chet (Brojek out is that folks want to burn off a few calories before the holiday feast. Whatever the reasons or rationale, the day turned out to be a huge success, raising thousands of dollars for projects at the state park. Lake Placid cross country runner, and state qualifier, Dalton Shelton pacedt he mens field, coming in with a blistering time of 17:20 for the win. Sebring girls cross country coach Krista S chult gave her runners a heads up, a lead-by-example moment, by winning t he womens side of the event in 20:59. T he Masters titles went to Michael Quigley and C laudia Mele, with times of 19:11 and 22:35, respectively. Terry Engle, a veteran runner from Indiana, won the Male Grand Master title for the second consecutive year with a time of 22:26 and Janis Barret claimed the Female Grand Master prize with her time of 29:05.Record field takes on Turkey Trot 19th Annual Turkey Trot 5K resultsOverall Male: Dalton Shelton 17:20 Overall Female: Krista Schult 20:59 MasterMale: Michael Quigley 19:11 MasterFemale: Claudia Mele 22:35 Grand MasterMale: Terry Engle 22:26 Grand MasterFemale: Janis Barett 29:05 Female Age Groups: Top Three Win Awards (9 & under KerryAnne Farrell 28:57, Megan Cooper 35:41, Kylie Acevedo 36:11 (11-14) Laura Eshelman 25:29, Kathleen Brewster 27:13, Stephanie Farrell 27:53 (15-19 Linsay Poule 21:37, Blair Walz 24:34, Theresa Dash 27:07 (20-24 Mary Rose Heston 22:33, Bridget Blyth 26:20, Shannon Blyth27:16 (25-29 Anna Peschel 24:39, Chelsi Graham 24:49, Danielle Aeder 26:30 (30-34 Nicole Glazer 22:30, Lori Kapalko 22:37, Allyson Collar 23:48 (35-39 Kelly Griffin 24:59, Pam Dicks 25:05, Teri Henderson 25:56 (40-44 Vicki Musselman 25:20, Melanie Boyd 25:28, See TROT, Page 3B Special to the News-SunSEBRING Bobby Rahal, one the most recognizable and influential figures in motor sports, will be greeting the citizens of Highlands County at a free autograph session and meet and greet event this coming Thursday, Dec. 1 at the Alan Jay GM Superstore at 441 U.S. Highway 27 in Sebring. The two-hour, open-to-thepublic event will begin at 5:30 p.m. As a race car driver, Rahal has won two dozen professional Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART)-series races, three CARTchampionships, 2-time Driver of the Year honors, as well as the famed Indianapolis 500 and 12 Hours of Sebring races, among many others. After his retirement from competitive racing, Rahal joined with late-night talk show host David Letterman to form Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing. Starting as just a one-car program, Rahal has helped build the organization to be a winner with multiple vehicles across multiple disciplines. His team won the 2010 and 2011 GTDivision and manufacturers championships in the American Le Mans Series with BMWas well as sweeping the top two spots in last years Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring. As a mentor, Rahal has discovered or developed some of the best young talent in open-wheel racing, including: Ryan Hunter-Reay, Buddy Rice and Danica Patrick. Additionally, it was Rahal who was responsible for bringing Honda into North American open wheel racing in the early s, an involvement as a manufacturer that has produced eight championships and over 100 victories, including three Indy 500 triumphs. Recently, Rahal has been the driving force behind the Legends of Motorsports racing series. The Legends of Motorsports series is making its second annual visit to Sebring this coming weekend. Rahal meet and greet See Rahal, Page 3B Courtesy photo Racing legend Bobby Rahal will be in town Thursday, Dec. 1, for a meet and greet, autograph session leading into next weekends Legends of Motorsports event at Sebring International Raceway. Associated PressO RLANDO Adisa ppointing season is over for both Central Florida and Texas-El Paso, but it ended on decidedly different notes for the two Conference USA schools. U CF (5-7, 3-6 ed UTEP31-14 to finish the season Friday night, and the Knights had a few more reasons to smile when it was over. The win stopped a three-game losing streak; junior tailback Latavius Murray ran for a career-high 233 yards and scored threet imes; and freshman reserve Blake Bortles ran for one touchdown and threw for another. It was a tough season as far as reaching e xpectations, said UCF coach George O Leary, whose team started the season as d efending C-USA champion and was expected to contend for the title again. But I like the fact our younger kids got better and weve got a very good nucleus to work with coming back. UTEP(5-7, 2-6 needed a win against the Knights to become bowl eligible. Instead, the Miners trailed 31-0 at one point before scoring twice in the fourth quarter to avoid a shutout. Jordan Leslie caught a 2-yard pass from Nick Lamaison on a fourth-and-goal play and Joe Banyard added a 7-yard scoring run. e wanted this game really bad, but they stuffed us on both offense and defense UTEPcoach Mike Price said. Murray had scoring runs of 40 and 38 yards and grabbed a 6-yard touchdown pass from Bortles. The 6-foot-2, 225pound junior has been third on the Knights depth chart most of the season, but tied his seaMurray, Central Florida rout UTEP See UCF, Page 4B By BRIAN MAHONEY Associated PressNEWYORK After nearly two years of bickering, NBAplayers and owners are back on the same side. We want to play basketball, Commissioner David Stern said. Come Christmas Day, they should be. The sides reached a tentative agreement early Saturday to end the 149-day lockout and hope to begin the delayed season with a marquee tripleheader Dec. 25. Most of a season that seemed in jeopardy of being lost entirely will be salvaged if both sides approve the handshake deal. Barring a change in scheduling, the 2011-12 season will open with the Boston Celtics at New York Knicks, followed by Miami at Dallas in an NBAfinals rematch before MVPDerrick Rose and Chicago visiting Kobe Bryant and the Lakers. N either side provided many specifics about the deal, and there are still legal hurdles that must be cleared b efore gymnasiums are open again. We thought it was in both o f our interest to try to reach a resolution and save the game, union executive director Billy Hunter said. After a secret meeting earlier this week that got the broken process back on track, the sides met for more than 15 hours Friday, working to save the season. Stern said the agreement was subject to a variety of approvals and very complex machinations, but were optimistic that will all come to pass and that the NBAseason will begin Dec. 25. The league plans a 66game season and aims to open training camps Dec. 9, with free agency opening at the same time. Stern has said it would take about 30 days from an agreement to playing the first game. All I feel right now is finally, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade told The Associated Press. Just 12 days after talks broke down and Stern declared the NBAcould be headed to a nuclear winter he sat next to Hunter to announce the 10-year deal, with either side able to opt out after the sixth year. For myself, its great to be a part of this particular moment in terms of giving our fans what they wanted and wanted to see, said Derek Fisher, the president of the playersassociation. Amajority on each side is needed to approve the agreement, first reported by CBSSports.com. The NBAneeds votes from 15 of 29 owners. (The league owns the New Orleans Hornets.) Stern said the labor committee plans to discuss the agreement later Saturday and expects them to endorse it and recommend to the full board. The union needs a simple majority of its 430-plus members. That process is a bit more complicated after the players NBA owners, players reach tentative deal See NBA, Page 4B All I feel right now is finally DWAYNEWADE M iami Heat guard


C M Y K Elks GolfSEBRING The monthly Elks Golf outing will be held at Golf Hammock Country Club on Monday, Dec. 5, beginning at 8 a.m. Entry fee is only $30, which includes golf, lunch and prize fund. To sign up contact Jack McLaughlin at jacknjudy33872@gmail.com or leave a message on 471-3295. Check in no later than 7:40 a.m. at the entry to the restaurant, on the Pro Shop sideLake Placid Senior SoftballLAKE PLACID If you are 50 and o ver and want some exercise in a fun atmosphere, come to the Lake June B allfield on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9 a.m. L ake Placid Senior Softball is currently practicing for the 2012 season which b egins in January. Bring your glove and enjoy the comradery.Flag FootballSEBRING The Highlands County Family YMCAis currently conducting a sign-up for Adult Flag Football ages 16and-up. Aminimum of five players and a maximum of twelve players per team. Any questions call 382-9622 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.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. Format will be four-man scramble, with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start. Entry Fee is $60, which includes greens fee and cart, lunch and beverages on and off the course. There will also be a raffle and door prizes, range balls and lots of fun. Alan Jay and Cohan Radio Group will provide the Hole-in-One prize. The field will be flighted according to total team handicap. Hole sponsorship donations are available for $100. The Tournament benefits The Champion for Children Foundation. They will be helping less fortunate, local children who need the help of others during the Christmas season and throughout the year. For additional information call Kip Doty at 446-4008 or Andy Kesling at 3854830 ext.1.Holiday Baseball CampAVONPARK SFCC Baseball will be holding its 14th Annual Holiday Baseball Camp Monday through Wednesday, Dec. 19-21, for players aged 5-14. Cost of the camp is $75 with SFCC head coach Rick Hitt serving as camp director and assistant coach Andy Polk and current and former Panther players will assist campers. There will also be a special appearance b y one or more former SFCC players that have made it to the Major Leagues. Register at www.southflorida.edu; click on camps, or call 863 784-7035. P re-registration is encouraged and walk-up registrations are accepted. R egistration and check-in each day from 8:30-9 a.m. I nstruction, drills, baseball trivia and games daily from 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. A ll 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 should contact Harry Bell at 382-0452 or see him at the Sports Complex on Tuesday and Thursday mornings.Santa Paws 5KSEBRING The Santa Paws Holiday 5K Race and 1-Mile Pet Walk, benefitting the Humane Society of Highlands County, will be held Saturday, Dec. 3 at Highlands Hammock State Park. The 5K begins at 8 a.m., the Pet Walk at 8:30 a.m. Entry fee for the 5K is $15 before race day, $20 on race day, and $10 for an individual in the Pet Walk, $20 for a family 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.Duffers Pool TournamentAVON PARK Duffers Sports Grille will be kicking off a double elimination pool tournament on Wednesday, Dec. 7. Game times will be from 7-11 p.m. each Wednesday in December and will conclude with the championship game played on Dec. 28. Everyone is guaranteed two games. All games are free. There is a $5 entry fee. All fees go to prize money for first, second and third place winners. Limited entries are being accepted. First place wins cash, pitcher of beer (or soda, while second and third wins cash. Sign up with Duffers General Manager Ross Vickers by the Monday, Dec. 5 deadline. Atournament ladder with times will be posted at Duffers on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Ano-show is a forfeit. Pocket billiard rules apply. Duffers is located at 2451 U.S. 27 South, Avon Park. For more details, call 452-6339. AMERICAN CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA New England730.700293203 N.Y. Jets550.500228217 Buffalo550.500237253 Miami380.273212206 South WLTPctPFPA Houston730.700273166 Tennessee550.500203195 Jacksonville370.300125180 Indianapolis0100.000131300 North WLTPctPFPA Baltimore830.727272182 Pittsburgh730.700220179 Cincinnati640.600236195 Cleveland460.400145193 West WLTPctPFPA Oakland640.600235254 Denver550.500205247 San Diego460.400236259 Kansas City460.400144252NATIONAL CONFERENCEEast WLTPctPFPA Dallas740.636270225 N.Y. Giants640.600228228 Philadelphia460.400237213 Washington370.300160205 South WLTPctPFPA New Orleans730.700313228 Atlanta640.600235213 Tampa Bay460.400182268 Carolina280.200225286 North WLTPctPFPA Green Bay11001.000382227 Chicago730.700268207 Detroit740.636316246 Minnesota280.200200271 West WLTPctPFPA San Francisco920.818262161 Seattle460.400168209 Arizona370.300190236 St. Louis280.200120247 ___ Thursdays Games Green Bay 27, Detroit 15 Dallas 20, Miami 19 Baltimore 16, San Francisco 6 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, NE38725332662510 Schaub, HOU2921782479 156 Rthlsbrgr, PIT3542242877169 M. Moore, MIA219138160785 Hsslbck, TEN337206 2357148 NFCPASSING AttCompYdsTDInt Rodgers, GB3612603475334 Brees, NOR422 29933262311 Romo, DAL3802453026 219 Manning, NYG3552202952189 A. Smith, SNF2981862116135 AFCRUSHING AttYardsAvgTD Jnes-Drew, JA2129414.4415 F. Jackson, BUF1709345.580t6 A. Foster, HOU1717404.342t6 R. Rice, BAL1797224.0598 Be. Tate, HOU1226865.627t3 NFCRUSHING AttYardsAvgTD L. McCoy, PHL18810195.410 Forte, CHI1869265.03 Gore, SNF2039094.55 M. Turner, ATL2008884.48 Peterson, MIN1868724.711 AFCRECEIVING NoYds Avg LongTD Welker, NE74102813.999t6 Marshall, MIA5985014.4463 Gronkowski, NE5680514.452t10 R. Rice, BAL545379.9522 M. Wallace, PIT5392217.495t6 NFCRECEIVING NoYdsAvgLongTD Johnson, DET63102316.273t12 J. Graham, NO6287314.1596 Sproles, NO604487.5363 Jennings, GB5883514.479t8 St. Smith, CAR5699217.777t5 Witten, DAL5671312.7645 AFC SCORING, NONKICKERS TDRusRecRetX2Pts Gronkowski, NE100100060 R. Rice, BAL1082006 0 Decker, DEN807104 8 A. Foster, HOU862004 8 V. Jackson, SD707004 2 NFC SCORING, NONKICKERS TDRusRecRetX2Pts Johnson, DET120120072 McCoy, PHL12102007 2 Peterson, MIN12111007 2 Nelson, GB909005 4 Newton, CAR990005 4EASTERN CONFERENCEAtlantic Division WLOTPtsGFGA Pittsburgh1364307356 Philadelphia1363298066 N.Y. Rangers1153255443 New Jersey1281255555 N.Y. Islanders5114143866 Northeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Toronto1382287473 Boston1371277145 Buffalo1291256260 Montreal10103235856 Ottawa10102226576 Southeast Division WLOTPtsGFGA Florida1264286354 Washington1281256968 Tampa Bay1092225768 Winnipeg994226470 Carolina8124205779WESTERN CONFERENCECentral Division WLOTPtsGFGA Chicago1373297773 Detroit1371276148 St. Louis1282265548 Nashville1074245757 Columbus6133155373 Northwest Division WLOTPtsGFGA Minnesota1363295247 Edmonton1282266253 Vancouver1291256657 Colorado9121195668 Calgary8121174558 Pacific Division WLOTPtsGFGA San Jose1351275843 Dallas1381275961 Los Angeles1174265453 Phoenix1173255856 Anaheim6124164871 NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss. ___ Wednesdays Games Boston 4, Buffalo 3, SO New Jersey 2, Columbus 1, SO Montreal 4, Carolina 3, SO Philadelphia 4, N.Y. Islanders 3, OT St. Louis 3, Pittsburgh 2, OT Washington 4, Winnipeg 3, OT Detroit 5, Calgary 3 Florida 2, N.Y. Rangers 1 Minnesota 3, Nashville 2 Dallas 3, Los Angeles 2, OT Phoenix 4, Anaheim 2 Vancouver 3, Colorado 0 San Jose 1, Chicago 0 Thursdays Games No Games Scheduled Fridays Games Detroit 3, Boston 2, SO Toronto 4, Dallas 3, SO New Jersey 1, N.Y. Islanders 0 Philadelphia 3, Montreal 1 Edmonton 5, Minnesota 2 N.Y. Rangers 6, Washington 3 Chicago 6, Anaheim 5 Pittsburgh 6, Ottawa 3 Winnipeg 3, Carolina 1 Columbus 5, Buffalo 1 Tampa Bay 2, Florida 1, OT St. Louis 2, Calgary 0 Vancouver 5, Phoenix 0 Saturdays Games N.Y. Islanders at New Jersey, late Philadelphia at N.Y. Rangers, late Edmonton at Colorado, late Winnipeg at Boston, late Washington at Buffalo, late Pittsburgh at Montreal, late Florida at Tampa Bay, late Nashville at Detroit, late Dallas at Phoenix, late Vancouver at San Jose, late Chicago at Los Angeles, late Sundays Games Carolina at Ottawa, 5 p.m. St. Louis at Columbus, 6 p.m. Calgary at Minnesota, 6 p.m. Toronto at Anaheim, 9 p.m. SCORING LEADERS PlayerTeamGAPTS KesselTOR161430 GirouxPHI131629 LupulTOR111627 VersteegFLA121426 VanekBUF121325 BackstromWAS71825 D. SedinVAN61925 SmythEDM121224 ToewsCHI121224 KopitarLA101424 Nugent-Hopkin EDM101424 PominvilleBUF81624 SeguinBOS121123 FleischmannFLA101323 HossaCHI91423 EberleEDM71623 H. SedinVAN71623 KaneCHI71623 BennDAL61723FOOTBALLNational Football League NFLFined Seattle S Kam Chancellor $40,000 for unnecessary roughness against St. Louis TE Lance Kendricks. Fined Denver LB Von Miller $25,000 for roughing New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez in a Nov. 17 game. Fined San Francisco S Dashon Goldson $25,000 for punching Arizona WR Early Doucet and fined Doucet $10,000 for unnecessary roughness when he struck Goldson in the helmet area in a Nov. 20 game. Fined Miami S Tyrone Culver $20,000 for unnecessary roughness in a Nov. 20 game against Buffalo. Fined Philadelphia WR-KR DeSean Jackson $10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct and Philadelphia DT Trevor Laws was fined $7,500 for unnecessary roughness in a Nov. 20 game at the New York Giants. DETROIT LIONSPlaced RB Jahvid Best on injured reserve. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARSPlaced CB Derek Cox on injured reserve. Signed QB Dan LeFevour off Indianapolis practice squad. NEW YORK JETSSigned OT Austin Howard from Baltimores practice squad. ST. LOUIS RAMSPlaced WR Mark Clayton and OT Jason Smith on injured reserve. Signed WR Nick Miller.HOCKEYNational Hockey League NEW YORK RANGERSRecalled F Carl Hagelin and F John Mitchell from Connecticut (AHL TAMPA BAY LIGHTNINGReassigned F Blair Jones to Norfolk (AHLCOLLEGEMIAMIAgreed to terms with football coach Al Golden to a four-year contract extension, through Feb. 1, 2020. 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 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. N N F F L L S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . Buffalo at N.Y. Jets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 1 1 p p . m m . Tampa Bay at Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . F F O O X X 4 4 p p . m m . New England at Philadelphia . . . . . . . . . . C C B B S S 8 8 : : 1 1 5 5 p p . m m . P ittsburgh at Kansas City . . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C CM MO O N N D D A A Y Y 8 8 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . N.Y. Giants at New Orleans . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N S S K K I I I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 p p . m m . USSA Aspen Winternational . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C CS S K K A A T T I I N N G G S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . ISU Grand Prix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N N B B C CTimes, games, channels all subject to change W W O O M M E E N N S S C 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 S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 2 2 p p . m m . B aylor at Tennessee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N NT TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Middle Tennessee St. at Tennessee . . . . . S S U U N NG G O O L L F F S SU U N N 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 . 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 FT T E E N N N N I I S S S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 1 1 2 2 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . A TP Barclays World Tour Finals . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2C 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 S SU U N N D D A A Y Y 4 4 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Old Spice Classic, Third Place Game . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 6 6 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . O ld Spice Classic, Final . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 p p . m m . 7 6 Classic, Final . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2M MO O N N D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Xavier at Vanderbilt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 7 7 p p . m m . S tetson at Florida . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N N 9 9 p p . m m . Jackson State at Memphis . . . . . . . . . . . . S S U U N NT TU U E E S S D D A A Y Y 7 7 p p . m m . Michigan at Virginia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 7 7 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . Illinois at Maryland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 9 9 p p . m m . Miami at Purdue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N 2 2 9 9 : : 3 3 0 0 p p . m m . D uke at Ohio State . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . E E S S P P N N LI VESPORTSONTV National Football League Transactions National Hockey League Page 2BNews-SunSunday, November 27, 2011www.newssun.com The news is just a click away!www.newssun.com NEWS-SUN


C M Y K When word came out over the wire upon my arrival at the office Saturday morning, I wasa nxious to read more details about the apparent handshake dealthat had been reached between the NBA owners and players. Talks had broken down in recent weeks and the players had resorted to decertif ying as a union and filing suit against the league. Apparently seeking to avoid the drawn-out process of litigation and the likely loss of the entire season, the two sides met quietly later this week to try to hash out a last-minute agreement. That goal was allegedly accomplished, though they are being very hush-hush about it at the moment. The sides, while not necessarily worlds apart in their stances, had seemed to reach a point where neither was going to budge. The owners seemed set and well prepared to write this season off in order to get a system in place that would benefit all teams. Meanwhile, the players had given up a lot in the way of the over-the-top compensation they had grown accustomed to and werent willing to give up more, in the way of contract lengths, guarantees and mobility. But when the first paychecks were missed, it was thought that the players might cave, rather than missa whole seasonsworth. So what happened? Did the players, in fact, cave? Given the bitter sounds wed been hearing from their side throughout the negotiations, that seems unlikely at this stage. And I find it hard to imagine the owners settling, at this point, for anything much less than what they were aiming for. The fact that no details have yet been made public leaves me wondering and somewhat skeptical. The league needs a pproval from 15 owners and while the likes of Mark Cuban and Jerry Buss, along with owners of the bigger market teams, were likely to approve a deal long before this, there are still a good number of hardliners, small market owners who have been yearning for an overhaul in the system to e ven the financial playing f ield, that I cant imagine would be in favor of much less than their ultimate goal. Ill take more of a believe it when I see more detailsapproach. Though I saw all the details I needed Thursday afternoon, in the PackersLions slugfest. Or in the case of Ndamukong Suh a helmetgrabbing, stomp-fest. Now, I understand the heat of the moment, especially for defensive players. As mild-mannered as I am, when I played defense in my youth, oh, I became unleashed. The fervor of making the hard hits, the crunching tackles it is certainly an adrenaline rush. And so I can see where Suh, as well-thought and endearing as he can be in conversation, can lose it from time to time amid the action on the field. Had that been included in his initial explanation after the game, I would have cut him a lot more slack. Had he merely said, It w as a big game for us, it was intense, it was fiercea nd I just lost it in that moment. I was wrong, Ih urt my teamschances and I apologize, I would have had no issue. But defending himself in saying that he didnt stomp on the Green Bay lineman, Evan Dietrich-Smith, he had been vehemently wrestling with moments before but, rather, was trying to regain his balance and walk away well, that is about as ridiculous as thinking that the NBAlabor situation is something that has been completely smoothed over. Dan Hoehne is the Sports Editor of the News-Sun. He can be reached at daniel.hoehnene@newssun.com. w ww.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 27, 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 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 11/20,27; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 1 1 4 4 9 9 YMCA; 3.639"; 5"; Black; 11/27/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 3 3 9 9 1 1 YMCA; 3.639"; 5"; Black; 11/27/11; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 3 3 9 9 1 1 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 STANLEY STEEMER CARPET; 3.639"; 3"; Black; 11/20,27; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 1 1 4 4 9 9 Cynthia Cottrill 26:59 (45-59 Marie Hineline 22:50, Olga Luepschen 23:15, Pam Farr 27:38 (50-54 Penny Quinn 28:58, Anita Travis 28:59, Becky McIntyre 29:06 (55-59 Laura Griffin 25:04, Lori Brown 30:21, Leesa Skipper 31:48 (60-64 Becky Clevelnad 30:00, Peggy Essex-Klammer 31:26, Virginia Okie 33:05 (65-69 Barbara Schroeder 35:18, Mary Carol Plott 40:31, Janice Stevens 47:50 (70-74 Lois Hotchkiss 30:25, Sandy Brosius 35:20, Allison Popham 35:23 (75-79 Jan Coyle 44:53. Male Age Groups: Top Three Win Awards (9 and under Connor Farrell 27:48, Reed Forsee 29:33, W esley Gilbert 29:38 ( 10-14) Eric Foster 17:59, Damian Foster 18:02, Jeremy Farrell 18:06 (15-19 Renee Marin-Gomez 17:46, Clay Pratt 18:52, Jacob Cook 20:34 (20-24 Matt Schult 17:41, Quinlon Wolfe 17:44, Timothy Wheaton 19:29 (25-29 Nathan Skipper 20:12, Chris Aul 22:47, Justin Aeder 24:36 ( 30-34) Stewart Skipper 20:08, Daniel Johnson 22:23, Gladstone Coke 22:41 (35-39 Jayson Bass 18:34, Jeremy Freeze 21:22, Mark Boyer 22:55, (40-44 Rod Brewster 20:21, Chris Doty20:34, Ken Bazzel 21:09 (45-49 Thomas Meade 20:27, David Bazzel 23:34, Loren Nations 24:56 (50-54 Roger Travis 20:05, Tim Williams 20:18, David Poole 22:16 (55-59 Chuck Best 21:12, Randall Sykes 21:20, Lee Pearson 22:53 (60-64 Danny Glenn 24:25, Charlie Potter 25:00, Michael S tewart 25:04 (65-69 Rodrick Matthew 28:12, Earl Bosley 29:04, Richard Godfrey 30:08 (70-74 Stephen Popham 34:55, Gary Walker 43:13, David C utler 47:03 (75-79 Mac Perkins 48:06, 49:10 ( 80+) Ken Filppula 44:14, Bill Kramer 50:24, Harward Waymon 59:38. Continued from 1B Trot results continued News-Sun photo by D AN HOEHNE Above: Race director Chet Brojek finishes his pre-race address of the near-600 runners, before clearing the w ay for the start of the 19th Annual Turkey TrotT hursday morning. C ourtesy photo Left: Like mother, like daughter like granddaugh-t ers. Three generations took p art in Thursdays Turkey Trot as, from left, Lindsey Griffin worked around an injury to do the 5K walk, while mother Kelly Griffin won the womens 35-39 bracket, grandmother Lori B rown took second in the womens 55-59 and sister Meghan was in the top five of the girls 10-14 age g roup. As a racing enthusiast myself, I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to be able to host a legend like Bobby Rahal at an event like this, a proud Alan Jay Wildstein said. This is a tremendous opportunity for the people of Highlands County to be able to meet a true giant in the world of American motorsports. Pete Blake, General Manager of the Alan Jay GM Superstore, agreed. ell have some light snacks and beverages available for those attending as well, he said. What better way is there to kick off the Legends of Motorsports weekend than meeting and talking with a champion like Bobby Rahal? T he Alan Jay GM S uperstore is south central Floridas only full-line GM dealer, featuring hundreds of Chevrolet, Buick GMC and C adillac cars, trucks and SUVs. Located just south of the Lakeshore Mall in Sebring at 441 U.S. Highway 27 N., the GM Superstore is one of ten dealerships belonging to the Alan Jay Automotive Network. With a 100-percent commitment to the community in which they live, the automotive network partners with, and sponsors, hundreds of local organizations and events throughout the year. For more information, contact Don Elwell at 314-5334. Continued from 1B Rahal here Thursday courtesy of Alan Jay GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCE And Another Thing... 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C M Y K dissolved the union Nov. 14. Now, they must drop their antitrust lawsuit in Minnesota and reform the union before voting on the deal. Because the union disbanded, a new collective bargaining agreement can only be completed once the union has reformed. Drug testing and other issues still must be negotiated between the players and the league, which also must dismiss its lawsuit filed in New York. Were very pleased w eve come this far, Stern said. Theres still a lot of work to be done. The sides will quickly return to work later Saturday, speaking with attorneys and their own committees to keep the p rocess moving. When the NBAreturns, owners hope to find the type of parity that exists in the NFL, where the small-market Green Bay Packers are the current champions. The NBAhas been dominated in recent years by the biggest spenders, with Boston, Los Angeles and Dallas winning the last four titles. I think it will largely prevent the high-spending teams from competing in the free-agent market the wayt heyve been able to in the past. Its not the system we s ought out to get in terms of a harder cap, but the luxury t ax is harsher than it was. We hope its effective, d eputy commissioner Adam Silver said. e feel ultimately it will give fans in every community hope that their team can compete for championships. The league hopes fans come right back, despite their anger over a work stoppage that followed sucha successful season. But owners wanted more of the leagues $4 billion in annual revenues after players were guaranteed 57 percent of basketball-related income in the old deal. Participating in the talks for the league were Stern, Silver, Spurs owner Peter Holt, the chairman of the labor relations committee, and attorneys Rick Buchanan and Dan Rube. The players were represented by executive director Billy Hunter, president Derek Fisher, vice president Maurice Evans, attorney Ron Klempner and economist Kevin Murphy. Owners locked out the players July 1, and the sides spent most of the summer and fall battling over the division of revenues and other changes owners wanted in a new collective bargaining agreement. They said they lost hundreds of millions of dollars in each year of the former deal, ratified in 2005, and they wanted a system where the big-market teams wouldnt have the ability to outspend their smaller counterparts. Players fought against those changes, not wanting to see any teams taken out of the market when they became free agents. This was not an easy agreement for anyone. The owners came in having suffered substantial losses and feeling the system wasnt working fairly across all teams, Silver said. I certainly know the players had strong views about expectations in terms of what they should be getting from the system. It required a lot of compromise from both partiespart, and I think thats what we saw today Even the final day had turbulent patches. It required multiple calls with the ownerslabor relations committee, all the while knowing another breakdown in talks would mean not only the loss of the Christmas schedule butp ossibly even the entire season. e resolved, despite some even bumps thise vening, that the greater good required us to knock o urselves out and come to this tentative understandi ng, Stern said. He denied the litigation w as a factor in accelerating a deal, but things happened relatively quickly after the players filed a suit that could have won them some $6 billion in damages. For us the litigation is something that just has to be dealt with, Stern said. It was not the reason for the settlement. The reason for the settlement was weve got fans, weve got players who would like to play and weve got others who are dependent on us. And its always been our goal to reach a deal that was fair to both sides and get us playing as soon as possible, but that took a little time. It finally yielded the second shortened season in NBAhistory, joining the 1998-99 lockout that reduced the schedule to 50 games. This time the league will miss 16 games off the normal schedule. Though the deals expected to be approved, it may not be unanimous as there are factions of hard-liners in both camps who will be unhappy with substantive portions of the deal. s all pray this turns out well, Pacers forward Danny Granger wrote on Twitter. But getting what the owners wanted took a toll. Stern, after more than 27 years as the leagues commissioner, hoped to close a deal much sooner but was committed for fighting for the ownerswishes even at the risk of damaging hisl egacy. Hunter dealt with anger from agents and even questions from his own players a bout his strategy, wondering why it could so long for the players to use the threat o f litigation to give them leverage that had otherwise e luded them. The sides met just twice i n the first two months of the lockout before stepping up the pace in September, when it was already too late to open camps on time. The sides tried meeting in small groups, large groups and even mediation, but nothing sparked compromise. Things changed this week with the entrance of Jim Quinn, a former NBPA counsel who had good relationships on both sides. The meeting Friday was held at the office of his law firm, though he did not take part. Hunter said the terms of the deal would come out shortly, preferring to keep them private until they could be shared with the players. They might not like the deal, but it will be better than what many of them feared. Resigned to possibly missing the season, some had signed deals overseas so they would have some paycheck. Instead, theyre a step closer to returning home. AP Sports Writer Tim Reynolds in Miami contributed to this report. 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Coach said this game was about program pride and we definitely accomplished thatt onight, Murray said. Bortles took over for sophomore starter Jeff Godfrey on the last possession of the first q uarter and played the rest of the game. He completed 9 of 12 passes for 158 yards, giving the Knights a productive alternative to Murrays rushing. I looked at Blake as givi ng us the best opportunity to win the game, OLeary said. I think its a good thing to have competition (with G odfrey). I wish we had that at every position. UCF dominated both sides of the ball in the first half on its way to a 24-0 halftime lead. The Knightsdefense controlled the action, limiting UTEPto five first downs and 94 yards total offense in the f irst two quarters. Continued from 1B UCF ends season with win Continued from 1B NBA season may be salvaged MCTphoto Though the deal is expected to be approved, there are hardliners on both sides, including Charlotte Bobcat owner Michael Jordan, who likely wont be happy with it. A ssociated PressSUNRISE Steven Stamkos scored a power-play goal 2:29 into overtime, lifting the Tampa Bay Lightning past the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Friday night. Floridas Tomas Fleischmann and Tampa Bays Vincent Lecavalier scored in regulation. Mathieu Garon stopped 23 shots for Tampa Bay, which snapped a two-game losing streak. Jose Theodore made 29 saves for the Panthers, who were seeking a fourth straight win for the first time since a seven-game streak March 216, 2008. They hadnt won four straight in regulation since Feb. 10-19, 2001. Stamkos gives Lightning win over Panthers


The Community Calendar p rovides a brief listing of local clubs and organizations who meet on a regular basis. It is the responsibility of the group to update the NewsS un on any changes in this listing by calling 385-6155, ext. 516; send any changes by e-mail to editor@newss un.com; or mail them to News-Sun Community Calendar, 2227 U.S. 27 South, Sebring, FL33870.S UNDAY American Legion Post 25 Lake Placid has lounge hours from 1-9 p.m. Live m usic is from 5-8 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open 1-8 p.m. Happy Hour 46 p.m. Members and guests only. Post is at 528 N. Pine S t., Sebring. Call 471-1448. Inerstate chapter of A.B.A.T.E. meets the last Sunday of every month at T he Blue Crab, 825 Ridgewood Dr., Sebring at 11 a.m. Lake Placid Elks Lodge 2661 lounge is open from 17 p.m. Card games start at 1 :30 p.m. The lodge is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Moose has k araoke in the pavilion. Horseshoes played at 9:30 a.m. Food available at 4 p.m. Open to members and qualif ied guests only. Loyal Order of Moose Highlands County Lodge No. 2494, 1318 W Bell St., Avon Park. Cards start at 4 p.m. Music outside Tiki Hut at 3 p.m. Lodge phone number 452-0579. Overeaters Anonymous, meets from 4-5 p.m. in second floor conference r oomNo. 3 at Florida Hospital Heartland MedicalC enter, 4200 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. For details,c all 382-7731. No dues, fees or weigh-ins. For details ont he organization, go to www.oa.org Sebring Eagles Club 4 240 serves lunch at 2 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, S ebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 offers NASCAR racing in the pavilion at 1:30 p.m. Bar open and kitchen open from 2-5 p.m. Lodge is at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-3920. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 serves hamburgers from 4-5:30 p.m. and plays poker at 5:30 p.m. at the post, 1224 CountyR oad 621 East, Lake Placid. For details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4300 Karaoke is f rom 5-8 p.m. at the post, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. MONDAY Al-Anon LET IT BEGIN WITH ME family group meets at 10:30 a.m. every Monday at the Heartland Christian Church on Alt. 27 in Sebring. The church is behind Southgate Shopping Center where Publix is. For more information call 385-5714. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 8-9 p.m. at Episcopal Church, Lakeshore Drive, Sebring. For more details, call 385-8807. Alcoholics Anonymous One Day At ATime group meets for a closed discussion at 9:30 a.m. Monday and Friday at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 4500 Sun N Lakes Blvd., Sebring. For details, call 314-0891. Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, 6:30 p.m. at Rosewood Center, 517 U.S. 27 South, Lake Placid. Alanon meets at 8 p.m. at St. Agnes Episcopal Church, 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 202-0647. American Legion Placid Post 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard at 1 p.m. Lounge hours are 12-9 p.m. For details, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 open noon to 8 p.m. Happy hour from 4-6 p.m. Call 4711448. AmVets Post 21 plays d arts at 7:30 p.m. for members and guests. For details, call 385-0234. Avon Park Lakes Association has shuffleb oard at 1 p.m. and bingo at 7 p.m. The clubhouse is at 2714 Nautilus Drive in Avon Park. BALANCE Dual Diagnosed (Addiction and M ental Health) Support Group meets the second and fourth Monday of the month from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at F lorida Hospital Sebring, C onference Room 1. QiG ong to follow at 7 p.m. Call 386-5687. Boy Scout Troop 482 meets 7 p.m., 34 Central Ave., Lake Placid. Bridge Club of Sebring (American Contract Bridge Club)plays duplicate games at 12:30 p.m. at 347 Fernleaf Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-8118. Diabetes Support Group meets the second and fourth Monday from 1-2:30 p.m. inF lorida Hospital Conference Room 3 in Sebring. Call 4020177 for guest speaker list. Dual Diagnosed ( Addiction and Mental Health) Support Group m eets from 7-8:30 p.m. the fourth Monday at 4023 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring. Call 3 86-5687. Florida Association Home and Community Education meets from 9-11 a.m. weekly on Mondays at The Agri-Center. The group of sewers and crafters make items for residents of adult congregate living facilities. C all Penny Bucher at 3850949. Garden Club of Sebring m eets noon, fourth Monday, Sebring Civic Center. Grand Prix Cloggers EZ Intermediate and Intermediate Clogging class are held at 9 a.m. every Monday at Reflections on S ilver Lake, Avon Park. Call Julie for further information a t 386-0434. Harmony Hoedowners Square Dance Club meets the second and fourth Monday at the Sebring C ountry Estates Civic Association clubhouse, 3240 G rand Prix Drive (down the street from Wal-Mart). Dancing will be held every month until April 2008. Classes are being started n ow in the Sebring and Lake Placid area. For more information, call Sam Dunn at 382-6792 or visit the Web site at www.samdun.net .Heartland Horses & Handicapped Inc. is offering pony rides every Monday and Wednesday from 4:306:30 p.m., weather permitt ing. $5 donation per child. Call 452-0006 for more information. All proceeds raised support our free equine assisted riding program for adults and children with special needs, which resumes in September.Heartland Pops rehearses at 7 p.m. Mondays at Avon Park High School Band Room, 700 E. Main St., under the direction of Anthony Jones. Musicians of all ages are welcome. For information, call 314-8877. Highlands County Concert Band rehearses 7-9 p.m. every Monday at Sebring High School band room. All musicians are welcome. Vic Anderson, musical director. Call Don at 3861101. Highlands County Democratic Executive Committee meets 7 p.m. fourth Monday in the Democratic Party Headquarters, 4216 Sebring Parkway, Sebring. For details, call 699-6052. Highlands County Sewing Group meets from 1-3 p.m. at the Highlands County Agri-Civic Center in the 4-H laboratory, Sebring. For details, call 402-6540. Highlands Sertoma Club meets noon, Takis Family Restaurant, Sebring. Highlands County Senior Squadron, Civil Air Patrol the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary meets the second and fourth Monday nights at the Sebring Airport Terminal Building. All are welcome. For further i nformation, call 471-1433 between 4 and 7 p.m. Lake Placid American Legion Post 25 meets 8 p.m., Legion hall. Lake Placid Art League w ill have classes in Drawing and Painting, conducted by Anne Watson, from from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall B lvd. From 1-4 p.m., Mary Gebhart will teach Fabric Painting at the center. For information call Dan Daszek a t 465-7730. Lake Placid Art League w ill have Open Studiofrom 1-4 p.m. Bring your projects in whatever medium, to work in a friendly atmosphere. Cost is only $2 per session. Call Pat Keesling, 699-2058. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at the lodge. Ladies crafts at 2 p.m. Sign up for darts is at 6:30 p.m.Music from 5-8 p.m. It is open to members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Lake Placid Moose plays c ards at 2 p.m. Open to members and qualified g uests only. Lodge closes at 6 p.m. Let It Begin With Me A lanon Group meets from 10:30 a.m. to noon every Monday at Heartland Christian Church, 2705 Alt. 27 South, Sebring. For details about Alanon, a selfhelp group for families and friends of alcoholics, call 385-5714. Narcotics Anonymous Never Alone Candlelight meets at 8 p.m. at 133 N. B utler Ave. in Avon Park, near the First Congregational C hurch. For information call Heartland area helpline (863 mation on other meetings and events at www.naflheartl and.org. National Association for t he Advancement of the Colored People, Highlands County Branch meets 7:30 p.m., 401 Tulane, Avon Park. Orchid Society of H ighlands County meets 7 p.m. on the fourth Monday at t he Highlands County AgriCivic Center, 4509 George Blvd., Sebring. Call Ed Fabik at 465-2830 for details. Placid Lakes Bridge Club m eets 12-4:30 p.m. second and fourth Monday in Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. No meetings from end of May to October. For details, call 465-4888. Rotary Club of Highlands County meets at 6:15 p.m. at Beef O Bradys, Sebring. Sebring AARP meets 1:30 p.m., The Palms, Pine Street, Sebring. Sebring Bridge Club has Bridge, ACBLDuplicate at the clubhouse, 347 N. Fernleaf, Sebring at 12:30 Mondays. For details or info on lessons, call 385-8118. Sebring Eagles Club 4240 has pizza and darts at 7:30 p.m. at the club, 12921 U.S. 98, Sebring. For details, call 655-4007. Sebring Elks Lodge 1529 has the lounge open from 12-7 p.m. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Historical Society open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Located in back side of Sebring Public Library building on Lake Jackson. For information, call 471-2522. Sebring Meals on Wheels delivers hot meals from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., including holidays, MondayFriday. The cost is $4.35 per meal. Call 402-1818 for details. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 plays Texas Hold em at 7 p.m. the second and fourth Monday at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m. to closing. For details, call 655-3920. Take Off Pounds Sensibly FL632, Sebring meets at 2 p.m. for weigh-in at the fellowship hall at the First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, Sebring. For details, call 659-1019. Veterans of Foreign W ars Ladies Auxiliary Post 4 300 meets 2 p.m. fourth Monday, 2011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880 euchre, 6 :30 p.m., 1224 County R oad 621 East, Lake Placid. For more details, call 6995444. Volunteers of America of Florida is a nonprofit organization in Sebring that specializes in assisting person's with mental illness. We are pleased to announce our Drop in Center is open to i ndividuals with a mental illness 6 days a week from 11am to 3 pm. The center offers a welcoming environment where individuals are a ccepted and feel comfortable. For more information p lease contact Wendy at 863-382-2022.TUESDAY Al-Anon Family Groups meet for discussion and Twelve Step study at noon, Union Congregational Church, 105 N. Forest Ave., AvonPark. Parking available s outh of old church. American Legion Placid P ost 25Lake Placid has shuffleboard and euchre, both at 1 p.m. Lounge hoursa re 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For d etails, call 465-7940. American Legion Post 74 o pen noon to 8 p.m. Hot d ogs served. Happy Hour 46 p.m. Call 471-1448. Avon Park Boy Scout Troop 156 meets from 78:30 p.m. in the Scout Lodge, 202 Robert Britt St.,A vonPark. Boys ages 11-17 a re eligible to join. For details, call 452-2385. AvonPark Library has storytime at 10 a.m. for ages 3-5 except during holidays. Celebrate Recovery meets every Tuesday night at The Rock, Union Congregational Church, 28 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park. A barbecue meal is served at 6p .m. for a donation. At 6:45 p.m., members meet. At 7:30 p.m., the group breaks up into small groups for mena nd women. The program is d esigned for drug and alcohol addiction, divorce, death or illness grief, low or losts elf-esteem or identity due to d ysfunctional relationships, depression/anxiety, or any other need for healing. For details, contact Celebrate Recovery coordinator Pam Sim by calling 453-3345, ext.1 06. Fletcher Music Club meets every Thursday and Tuesday at Fletcher Music Center in Lakeshore Mall, Sebring. For more details, call 385-3288. G2G (Grandparent to Grandparent) a support group to help grandparents raising grandchildren, meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays at One Hope United, 7195 S. George Blvd., Sebring. Call 214-9009. Heartland Harmonizers Barbershop Chorus meets from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Sebring High School Music Room, Sebring. All men who enjoy singing are invited. Reading music is not required. Call 471-2294 or 386-5098. Highlands County Quilt Guild meets first and third Tuesday, St. Agnes Episcopal Church, Sebring. Call Lynn Ullinn for meeting times at 314-0557 or e-mail luckyduck@mymailstation.com Highlands Senior Center Bingo every Tuesday 6-9 p.m. at 3400 Sebring Parkway. Doors open at 4 p.m. Cards on sale at 5 p.m.; games start at 6 p.m. Greats nack bar. For more information, call 386-0752. Highlands Tea Party meets at 6 p.m. Tuesdays at Homers Restaurant, 1000 S ebring Square. Call 3861 440. Hope Hospice grief support group meets at 11 a.m. at 319 W. Center Ave., Sebring; and 4:30 p.m. at S outhern Lifestyle ALF, a cross U.S. 27 from Florida H ospital Lake Placid. Call 382-0312. Lake Placid Art League has classes in Parchment E mbossing from 8 a.m. to n oon and 1-4 p.m. at the Cultural Center, 127 Dal Hall Blvd., taught by Maria Lorant. For information, call Dan Daszek at 465-7730. Lake Placid Art League Woodcarvers will have Focus on Airbrushing from 1-4 p.m. and Open Carving from 5-8 p.m. at the Art League, 127 Dal Hall Blvd. Call Norm Pelland, 4655 510, or Ken Lorant, 6990 172. Lake Placid Elks 2661 opens its lounge at 1 p.m. at t he lodge. Happy hour is from 2-5 p.m. Card games at 1:30 p.m. The lodge is open t o members and their guests. For details, call 465-2661. Lake Placid Grief S upport (Hope Hospice meets at 4:30 p.m. every Tuesday at Southern Lifestyle, 1297 U.S. 27 North, Lake Placid, with Charlie Stroup. Refreshments served. Door prize given. Call 465-0568. Lake Placid Moose has euchre at 7 p.m. Food available. Open to members and qualified guests only. Lorida Community Club m eets at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lorida Community Center t o plan events. Overeaters Anonymous m eets from 9-10 a.m. every T uesday at Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 W.Avon Blvd. N o dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit w ww.FloridaRidgeIntergroup. com. For details, call 3827731. Visit www.oa.org for more information on OA. Placid Lakes Bridge Club meets 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday and has blood pressure screening from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. first and third Tuesday at Placid Lakes Town Hall, 2010 Placid Lakes Blvd. For details, call 465-4888. Nar-Anon Support Group for family members or friends of someone with a drugp roblem or addiction. NarAnon helps attain serenity a nd a more normal life for t hose affected by the addictions of loved ones, regardless of whether or not he/sh e has stopped using. 6 p.m. every Tuesday at First Baptist Chuch of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring. Overeaters Anonymous meets from 9-10 a.m. every Tuesday at Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church, 1410 W.Avon Blvd No dues, fees or weigh-ins. Visit www.FloridaRidgeIntergroup. com. For details, call 3827731. Rotary Club of Sebring ( Noon) meets at noon at th e Sebring Civic Center, near t he library in downtown S ebring. For information, call 385-3829 or 471-9900.. Sebring Bridge Club will have Duplicate Bridge games every Tuesday evening. If interested in playing Duplicate Bridge, call 3858118. Sebring Elks Lodge 152 9 plays darts, beginning with sign in at 6 p.m. Games start at 6:30 p.m. No experience n ecessary. Cost is $2. For more details, call 471-3557. Sebring Moose Lodge 2259 serves soft shell tacos 5 -7 p.m. at 11675 U.S. 98, Sebring. Beef franks and Italian sausages from 1 p.m t o closing. Euchre is played a t 6:30 p.m. For details, call 655-3920. Sebring Recreation Club plays bridge at 12:30 p.m. and table tennis at 4 p.m. a t 3 33 Pomegranate Ave., Sebring. For details, call 385-2966 or leave a name, n umber and message. SertomaClub meets at 7 a.m. at Dees Restaurant, Sebring. For details, call Scott Albritton at 402-1819. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL99 meets from 6-7 p.m. at the Atonement Lutheran Church 1744 Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Call 655-1743. Take Off Pounds Sensibly Chapter FL618 has weigh in from 4-430 p.m a t Community Bible Church, 1400 CR-17AN., AvonPark. Meeting is at 4:45 p.m. For details, call 452-1093. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3880, plays darts 6:30 p.m., 1224 County Road 621 E., Lake Placid. For more details, call 699-5444. Veterans of Foreign W ars Post 4300 has sandwiches at 5 p.m. and Franke from 6-9 p.m. at the post, 2 011 SE Lakeview Drive, Sebring. For details, call 385-8902. www.newssun.comN ews-SunS unday, November 27, 2011Page 5B COCHRAN BROTHERS ROOFING; 5.542"; 3"; Black; November ads; 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 3 4 4 7 7 4 4 CROSSWORDSOLUTION COMMUNITYCALENDAR


By JILLLAWLESS Associated PressLONDON — Writer J.K. Rowling and actress Sienna Miller gave a London courtroom a vivid picture on Thursday of the anxiety, anger and fear produced by living in the glare of Britain’s tabloid media, describing how press intrusion made them feel like prisoners in their own homes. The creator of boy wizard Harry Potter told Britain’s media ethics inquiry that having journalists camped on her doorstep was “like being under siege and like being a hostage.” Miller said years of car chases, midnight pursuits and intimate revelations had left her feeling violated, paranoid and anxious. “The attitude seems to be absolutely cavalier,” Rowling said. “You’re famous, you’re asking for it.” The pair were among a diverse cast of witnesses — Hollywood star Hugh Grant, a former soccer player, a former aide to supermodel Elle Macpherson and the parents of missing and murdered children — who have described how becoming the focus of Britain’s tabloid press wreaked havoc on their lives. Rowling said she was completely unprepared for the media attention she began to receive when her first book, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” became a sensation. The seven Potter books have sold more than 450 million copies, spawned a hit movie series and propelled Rowling from struggling single mother to one of Britain’s richest people. “When you become wellknown ... no one gives you a guidebook,” she said. Prime Minister David Cameron set up the inquiry amid a still-unfolding scandal over illegal eavesdropping by the News of the World tabloid. Owner Rupert Murdoch closed down the newspaper in July after evidence emerged that it had illegally accessed the mobile phone voice mails of celebrities, politicians and even crime victims in its search of scoops. More than a dozen News of the World journalists and editors have been arrested, and the scandal has also claimed the jobs of two top London police officers, Cameron’s media adviser and several senior Murdoch executives. It has also set off national soul-searching about the balance between press freedom and individual privacy. Rowling, 46, said media interest in her began shortly after the publication of her first novel in 1997 and soon escalated, with photographers and reporters frequently stationed outside her home. She eventually moved after stories and photographs revealed the location of her house. “I can’t put an invisibility cloaking device over myself or my house, nor would I want to,” Rowling said. But, she added, “it feels threatening to have people watching you.” Rowling said she had always tried to keep her three children out of the media glare, and was outraged when her eldest daughter came home from primary school with a letter from a journalist in her backpack. “I felt such a sense of invasion,” Rowling said. “It’s very difficult to say how angry I felt that my 5year-old daughter’s school was no longer a place of complete security from journalists.” By the time her younger children were born in 2003 and 2005, Rowling said, the scrutiny was “like being under siege and like being a hostage.” She also described how, early on in their relationship, her now-husband Neil Murray gave personal details over the phone to a reporter who was pretending to be a tax official. An article about him duly appeared in a tabloid paper. “That was a not-very-nice introduction to being involved with someone famous,” Rowling said. Rowling told the inquiry she had gone to court or to Britain’s press watchdog more than 50 times over pictures of her children or false stories, which included a claim by the Daily Express that unpleasant fictional wizard Gilderoy Lockhart had been based on her first husband. Before the final Potter book appeared in 2007, a reporter even phoned the head teacher of her daughter’s school, falsely claiming the child had revealed that Harry Potter died at the end, in an apparent bid to learn secrets of the plot. Miller, who became a tabloid staple when she dated fellow actor Jude Law, said the constant scrutiny left her feeling “very violated and very paranoid and anxious, constantly.” “I felt like I was living in some sort of video game,” she said. “For a number of years I was relentlessly pursued by 10 to 15 men, almost daily,” she said. “Spat at, verbally abused. “I would often find myself, at the age of 21, at midnight, running down a dark street on my own with 10 men chasing me. And the fact they had cameras in their hands made that legal.” The 29-year-old actress told the inquiry that a stream of personal stories about her in the tabloids led her to accuse friends and family of leaking information to the media. In fact, her cell phone voice mails had been hacked by the News of the World. Miller, the star of “Layer Cake” and “Alfie,” was one of the first celebrities to take the Murdoch tabloid to court over illegal eavesdropping. In May, the newspaper agreed to pay her 100,000 pounds ($160,000) to settle claims her phone had been hacked. The newspaper’s parent company now faces dozens of lawsuits from alleged hacking victims. Also testifying Thursday was former Formula One boss Max Mosley, who has campaigned for a privacy law since his interest in sadomasochistic sex was exposed in the News of the World. Mosley successfully sued the News of the World over a 2008 story headlined “Formula One boss has sick Nazi orgy with five hookers.” Mosley has acknowledged the orgy, but argued that the story — obtained with a hidden camera — was an “outrageous” invasion of privacy. He said the Nazi allegation was damaging and “completely untrue.” Mosley said he has had stories about the incident removed from 193 websites around the world, and is currently taking legal action “in 22 or 23 different countries,” including proceedings against search engine Google in France and Germany. “Invasion of privacy is worse than burglary,” Mosley said. “Because if somebody burgles your house ... you can replace the things that have been taken.” High-profile witnesses still to come include CNN celebrity interviewer Piers Morgan, who has denied using phone hacking while he was editor of the Daily Mirror newspaper. The inquiry, led by Judge Brian Leveson, plans to issue a report next year and could recommend major changes to Britain’s system of media self regulation. Rowling said that she supported freedom the press, but that a new body was needed to replace the “toothless” Press Complaints Commission. “I can’t pretend that I have a magical answer,” she said. “No Harry Potter joke intended.” Page 6BNews-SunSunday, November 27, 2011www.newssun.com DR. ROTMAN, DARRIN; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 11/6,13,20,27; 0 0 0 1 3 6 3 7 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT JK Rowling: UK press left me feeling under siege MCT Harry Potter writer J.K. Rowling said the media attention she received has been overwhelming, leaving her feeling like a hostage.Ž GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCEƒ Special to the News-SunAVON PARK –The Artists’Group (TAG) at South Florida Community College announces an exciting lineup of workshops for the spring term. In Creations in Clay workshop, students will work with self-hardening clay and learn coiling techniques in order to create forms. This workshop is taught by Betty McCarthy and is from 9 a.m. to noon Fridays, Jan. 13-27. The course number (CRN) is 21370 and costs $60. In the Acrylic Painting II workshop, instructor Louise Weis will teach students the principles of acrylic painting. Students will have the opportunity to complete two paintings. This workshop is for beginning and intermediate students. It will be held from 1-4 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 11-Feb. 15. The course number (CRN) is 20628 and costs $95. Students in the Paint Your Own Oil Masterpiece are encouraged to create a painting of their choice. Some experience with oil paints will be required. The instructor is Nancy Adams and will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Jan. 11 Feb. 15. The course number (CRN) is 20727 and costs $95. In the Watercolor Painting workshop, instructor Betty Heim will teach students compositional concepts and techniques for creating in this medium. The workshop will be held 1-4 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 12-Feb. 16. The course number (CRN) is 20796 and costs $95. Want to learn how to create your own jewelry? Instructor Kathleen Morgan will teach students how to create a beaded ring, bracelet and a necklace in the Jewelry, Rings, and Things Workshop. This workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays, Jan. 12-26. The course number is 20788 and costs $60. In the Drawing Animals workshop, students will explore important principles of drawing and sketching that are crucial in accurately depicting an animal. This workshop is taught by Louise Weis and is from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4. The course number (CRN) is 21371 and costs $35 with a $2 material fee All of these classes will take place in the TAG studio, inside The Hotel Jacaranda. Register for any of these classes at the TAG Studio, in Building B at the SFCC Highlands Campus, or any other SFCC campus. For more information, call TAG Studio at 784-7346 or SFCC Community Education at 453-6661, ext 7388. The Artists Group at SFCC sets spring class lineup The attitude seems to be absolutely cavalier. Youre famous, youre asking for it. When you become well-known, no one gives you a guidebook.J.K. ROWLING author


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 27, 2011Page 7B STUDIO OF HEALTH AND BEAUTY; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; 11/23,25,27; 0 0 0 1 4 2 6 7 SFCC; 5.542"; 10.5"; Black; PO#0089427 aa degree online; 0 0 0 1 4 3 9 6 Special to the News-SunSEBRING — The Heartland Cultural Alliance (HCA) is producing a three day Art & Music Fest at Lakeshore Mall. This second annual event will take place in a special art gallery and music venue inside the mall located by the east entrance (between Belks and JC Penny), Dec. 2-4. This event is a fundraiser for HCAdesigned to spotlight the power and diversity of the creative community in Highlands County. Bands will be performing from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Artists, photographers and sculptors will be exhibiting new work. There will also be exhibits of unique jewelry made by local artists and book signings by local authors. There will be an artist’s reception and opening celebration at the HCAGalley in the mall Thursday, Dec. 1, from 6:30-8:30 p.m.. There will be classical guitar by Kenny Summers, wine and goodies. Admissionis free. This Fest offers a look at the creative side of Highlands County. It also offers a chance to find that special gift made in Highlands County. Musicians scheduled to appear include Mark Manley, Matthew Turner, Gladd Hatters, Uptown Country, James & K Hahn, Legacy, A2J, Steve Jones, Gabriel Colliday, Remnant, Gratitude, Andrea Mapis, LaQuandra, Tiffany Contreras and more. There will be artists from Caladium Arts & Craft, Focus Photography Group, Heartland Cultural Alliance, Highlands Art League, Lake Placid Art League, Tanglewood Fine Art League and The Artists Group. Contact Fred Leavitt at info@heartlandculturalalliance.or g or 402-8238. Art & Music Fest planned for Lakeshore Mall Dec. 2-4 ARTS& ENTERTAINMENT Special to the News-Sun SEBRING –When the house lights are dimmed, the audience is hushed and the actors appear on stage, the hundreds of hours of preparation by cast and crew is quickly forgotten. When the cast hits the stage for opening night o f Tanglewood’s “Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner” on Dec. 7, the work of the set designers, builders and decorators will be there for all to view, but few will know how many labored long hours to achieve the desired effects. The actors took the play home afte r auditions in April to learn lines, needing to be “off book” (all lines memorized) by Nov. 1. Once rehearsals started, the director, Suzanne Schilffarth started “blocking” to determine where each actor should be and how they are to move about the stage. With the help o f a stage manager and two assistant stage managers, the cast rehearsed daily to perfect all aspects of the production. Next, the technical crew started to work adjusting lighting and sound for maximum enjoyment of the audience. Meanwhile, many other Tanglewood residents were busy lining up sponsors, creating the program, selling tickets and planning the intermission dessert. Once the doors open, another batch of volunteers will be on hand to greet the audience members, show them to their seats and make sure they are served promptly. No sooner will the play’s final performance be completed than a horde o f volunteers will take apart the set and return the Tanglewood clubhouse to its normal appearance. There are still tickets available fo r the performances of “Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner” on Thursday, Dec. 8 and Friday, Dec. 9. For tickets, call 382-9507. Behind the scenes of The Crazy Ladies Courtesy photo Art and music will fill Lakeshore Mall Dec. 2-4 as the three-day Art & Music Fest is presented by Heartland Cultural Alliance.


Page 8BNews-SunSunday, November 27, 2011www.newssun.com Places to Worship is a paid advertisement in the News-Sun that is published Friday and Sunday. To find out more information on how to place a listing in this directory, call the NewsSun at 385-6155, ext. 502. APOSTOLIC Greater Faith Apostolic Church, 24 Rainer Drive, Lake Placid, FL33852. invites you to come worship with us in spirit and truth at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, and at 7:30 p.m. Thursday. For information contact (239) 6710390. Pastor Travis Vanderford. ASSEMBLY OF GOD Christ Fellowship Church (Assembly of God), 2935 New Life Way. Bearing His Name; Preaching His Doctrine; and Awaiting His Coming. "Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth." Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Worship, 7 p.m. Pastor Eugene Haas. Phone 4710924. First Assembly of God, 4301 Kenilworth Blvd., Sebring. The Rev. Wilmont McCrary, pastor. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship and KIDS Church, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 7 p.m. Wednesday Family Night, (Adult Bible Study), LIFE Youth Group, Royal Rangers, Missionettes, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-6431. BAPTIST Avon Park Lakes Baptist Church, 2600 N. Highlands Blvd., AvonPark, FL33825. George Hall, Pastor. Christ centered and biblically based. Sunday worship services, 8:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available. Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday. Prayer Time 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible classes at 9:45 a.m. are centered for all ages. Choir practice at 5 p.m. Sunday. Church phone: 452-6556. Bethany Baptist Church (GARBC) We are located at the corner of SR17 and C-17A(truck route) in Avon Park. Join us Sunday morning at 9:00 AM for coffee and doughnuts, followed with Sunday School for all ages at 9:30. Sunday morning worship service begins at 10:30 a.m., andevening worship service is at 6 p.m.On Wednesdays, the Word of Life teen ministry and the Catylist class (20's+) begin at 6:30 PM. The adult Bible and Prayer Time begins at 7 p.m. For more information go to www.bethanybaptistap.com or call the church office at 863-452-1136. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, off State Road 17 North of Sebring at 1708 LaGrange Ave. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. Deaf interpretation available. Ken Lambert, Pastor. Phone 386-5055. Fellowship Baptist Church, 1000 Maxwell St., AvonPark, FL 33825. Sunday: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Evening Service, 7 p.m.; Children/Youth, 7 p.m. Telephone: 453-4256. Fax: 453-6986. E-mail: office@apfellow ship.org; Web site, www.apfellow ship.org. First Baptist Church ofAvon Park 100 N. Lake Ave., Avon Park. Rev. Jon Beck, senior pastor; Scott King, interim youth minister; Joy Loomis, music director; and Rev. Johnattan Soltero, Primera Mision Bautista pastor. Regular Sunday schedule: 9 a.m. Library open; 9:30 a.m. Sunday School; 10:45 a.m. Morning Worship; 10:45 a.m. Children's Church; 6 p.m. Evening Service. Nursery provided for Sunday morning service. Regular Wednesday schedule: 6 p.m. Prayer Meeting; 6 p.m. children's choirs; 6 p.m. youth activities; 6:30 p.m. Adult Choir Rehearsal; 7 p.m. Mission Programs. Call 453-6681 for details. Spanish Sunday services: 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; 11 a.m. Sunday worship; 7 p.m. eevening worship. Spanish Wednesday Service: 7 p.m. Bible study. Spanish Friday Meeting: 7 p.m. Family Night Visitation. "In the heart of Avon Park. For the hearts of Avon Park." First Baptist Church of Lake Josephine, 111 Lake Josephine Drive, Sebring (just off U.S. 27 midway between Sebring and Lake Placid). Your place for family, friends and faith. Sunday morning worship service is 11 a.m. Nursery is provided for both services with Children's Church at 11 a.m. Life changing Bible Study for all ages starts at 9:45 a.m. Associate Pastor Allen Altvater leads the youth in their quest to become more like Christ. Sunday night worship at 6 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer meeting at 7 p.m. along with youth worship in the youth facility, and missions training for all children. Call the church at 655-1524. First Baptist Church of Lake Placid, Knowing God's Heart and Sharing God's Hope, 119 E. Royal Palm Street. (2 blocks south of Interlake Blvd) Lake Placid, FL 33852 (863) 465-3721, Email: www.fbclp.com. Pastor Brett Morey, senior pastor. Sunday services Traditional Service 9 a.m., Contemporary Service 10:30 a.m. Link Groups at 9 and 10:30 a..m., Senior Sunday Night and Sunday Evening Bible study at 6 p.m. Wednesday Activities: Family dinner at 5 p.m. ($4 per person, reservations required). Adult-LifeSource classes, prayer meeting, Youth Intersections, and Kids K-5MaxKidz Extreme meet at 6:15 p.m. Men meet at 8 a.m. every Tuesday for prayer breakfast and women's prayer breakfast is at 8 a.m. every Wednesday, both at the Family Restaurant. First Baptist Church of Lorida located right on U.S. 98 in Lorida. Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.for all ages. Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Preschool care is provided at the 11 a.m. worship service. Wednesday evening Bible Study and Prayer meeting is at 6:30 p.m., followed by adult choir rehearsal. From September the AWANA groups meet. First Lorida is the "Place to discover God's love." For more information about the church or the ministries offered, call 6551878. First Baptist Church, Sebring, 200 E. Center Ave., Sebring, FL 33870. Telephone: 385-5154. Dr. David E. Richardson, senior pastor; Rev. Joe Delph, associate pastor, minister of youth and activities; and Rev. Nuno Norberto, associate pastor, minister of music and senior adults. Group Bible Studies, 9:15 a.m.; Blended Service, 10:30 a.m.; Mision Buatista Hispana, 2 p.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs at the ROC begin 5:30 p.m., at church begin 6:30 p.m. Preschool and Mother's Day Out for children age 6 weeks to 5 years old. Becky Gotsch, director. Call 385-4704. Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 401 S. Florida Ave., Avon Park. Mailing address is 710 W. Bell St., AvonPark, FL33825. Telephone, 453-5339. Rev. John D. Girdley, pastor. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 11 a.m.; 11 a.m. Children's Church; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday night programs for children, youth and adults at 7 p.m. Independent Baptist Church 5704 County Road 17 South, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship, 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, 6 p.m. Wednesday service, 7 p.m. Fundamental, soul-winning, mission-minded, King James Bible Church. Larry Ruse, pastor. Phone 655-1899. Bus transportation. Leisure Lakes Baptist Church 808 Gardenia St., Lake Placid (just off of Miller at the west end of Lake June) "Where the old fashion gospel is preached." Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Worship service at 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday Prayer Meeting and Bible Study at 7 p.m. Call the church at 699-0671 for more information. Maranatha Baptist Church (GARBC), 35 Maranatha Blvd., Sebring, FL33870 (Ahalf mile east of Highlands Avenue on Arbuckle Creek Road.) Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m.; Evening Service, 6 p.m. Mid-week service, Wednesday, 6 p.m. Daily Prayer and Bible Study, 8 a.m., Hamman Hall. Pastor Gerald Webber and Associate Pastors Don Messenger and Ted Ertle. Phone 382-4301. Parkway Free Will Baptist Church, 3413 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870. Welcome to the church where the "Son" always shines. Sunday School, 10 a.m.; Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m.; and Wednesday Evening Worship, 7 p.m. End-of-the-Month-Sing at 6 p.m. on the last Sunday of each month. The Rev. J.S. Scaggs, pastor. Church phone: 382-3552. Home phone: 214-3025. Affiliated with the National Association of Free Will Baptists, Nashville, Tenn. Sparta Road Baptist Church, (SBC) 4400 Sparta Road. Rev. Ken Geren, interim pastor. Sunday school, 9:45 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 11 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer/Bible Study, 6 p.m. Nursery provided. For information, call 3820869. Southside Baptist Church (GARBC), 379 S. Commerce Ave., Sebring. David C. Altman, Pastor. Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship Service, 10:45 a.m.; Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Student ministry, 6:30 p.m.; Awana kindergartenthrough fifth grade, 6:30 p.m.; Adult Midweek Prayer and Bible Study, 7 p.m. Anursery for under age 3 is available at all services. Provisions for handicapped and hard-of-hearing. Office phone, 3850752. Spring Lake Baptist Church, "Where the Bible is Always Open." Pastor Richard Schermerhorn 7408 Valencia Road; 655-2610. The Rev. Ronald Smith, assistant pastor, 386-1610. On U.S. 98 at the Spring Lake Village II entrance. Sunday School, 9:45 a.m. for all ages; Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Sunday Evening Worship, 6 p.m. Wednesday Mid-week Bible Study and Prayer Service, 6:30 p.m. Nursery available for all services. Sunridge Baptist Church, (SBC) 3704 Valerie Blvd. (U.S. 27 and Valerie, across from Florida Hospital), Sebring. Tim Finch, pastor. Sunday School, 9;30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 10:45 a.m.; and Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m. Wednesday: Prayer, Bible Study, and Youth, 6:30 p.m.Nursery provided. For information, call 382-3695 CATHOLIC Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 595 East Main St., Avon Park, 453-4757. Father Nicholas McLoughlin, pastor. Saturday Vigil Mass is 4 p.m. in English and 7 p.m. in Spanish; Sunday mass 8 and 10:30 a.m. in English. Weekday mass at 8 a.m. Confessions are at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Religious Education Classes are 9-10:20 a.m. Sunday for grades K through 8th. Confirmation class is from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. Youth Nights grades 6th and up, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday. St. Catherine Catholic Church, 820 Hickory St., Sebring. Mailing address: 882 Bay St., Sebring, FL 33870, 385-0049; fax, 385-5169; email, office@stcathe.com ; website, www.stcathe.com Very Rev. JosŽ Gonz‡lez, V.F., frjose@stcathe.com; Parochial Vicar, Rev. Victor Caviedes, 3853993; Assisting Priest (retired), Rev. J. Peter Sheehan; Decons, Rev. Mr. James R. McGarry and Rev. Mr. Max M. Severe. Parish office hours, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. Masses Daily Masses 8 a.m. and noon MondayFriday; 9 a.m. Saturday. Weekend Masses 4 and 5 p.m. Saturday, 5 p.m. Saturday Spanish Mass (Holy Family Youth Center), 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday, noon Sunday Sunday Mass; 5 p.m. Sunday English Family Mass (Holy Family Youth Center). Confession: every Saturday 3-3:45 p.m. or first Friday of the month 7:15-7:45 a.m., or by appointment with any priest. St. James Catholic Church, 3380 Placidview Drive, Lake Placid, 465-3215. Father Michael J. Cannon. Mass schedule: Summer (May 1 to Oct. 31) Saturday Vigil, 4 p.m.; Sunday 8 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.; Weekdays, 9 a.m. December thru Easter Saturday, 4 p.m.; Sunday, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Weekdays 9 a.m.; and Holy Days 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., first Saturday at 9 a.m. CHRISTIAN Eastside Christian Church, 101 Peace Ave., Lake Placid, FL 33852 (two miles east of U.S. 27 on County Road 621), 465-7065. Ray Culpepper, senior pastor. Sunday: Bible classes, 9 a.m.; Worship Celebration with the Lord's Supper each week 10:15 a.m. Thelma Hall, organist; and Pat Hjort, pianist. Wednesday: Praise and Prayer, 6:30 p.m.; "Building God's Kingdom for Everyone." "Jesus Christ, the Way,Truth and Life!" "Alive and Worth the Drive!" Sebring Christian Church, 4514 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Tod Schwingel, Preacher; Marco Gallardo, Youth Pastor. Sunday Worship, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Youth Service, 6 p.m; Evening service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday night meals, 5:30 p.m. followed by classes at 6:30 p.m. Changing Seasons, a men's grief support group, meets at 1 p.m. Wednesdays. Alzheimers Caregivers Support Group meets at 1 p.m. Thursdays. Office hours, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday-Friday. Phone 382-6676. First Christian Church, 1016 W. Camphor St., Avon Park, FL 33825; (863) 453-5334; on the Web at www.firstchristianap.com. Our motto is “Jesus is First at First Christian Church.” Greg Ratliff, Senior Minister; Jon Carter, Music Director. Bible School 9 a.m.; Worship 10 a.m.; Wednesdaystudies for all ages, 6 p.m. Nursery provided for all events. First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 510 Poinsettia Avenue, (corner of Poinsettia and Eucalyptus), Sebring, FL33870. Phone: 3850358 or 385-3435. The Rev. Ronald Norton, Pastor; Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Praise Breakfast, 10 a..m., Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Children's Church, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Praise and Worship, 6:45 p.m. Youth Fellowship, 7:15 p.m.; Midweek Bible Study, 7:15 p.m. CHRISTIAN & MISSIONARY ALLIANCE The Alliance Church of Sebring, 4451 Sparta Road, Sebring, FL33875. Call 382-1343. Rev. Steve Hagen, pastor. Sunday services: Sunday School meets at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship Service meets at 10:30 a.m.; Sunday Evening Bible Study meets at 6 p.m. (off site); Wednesday Prayer Gathering meets at 6 p.m. CHRISTIAN SCIENCE Christian Science Church, 146 N. Franklin St. Sunday: 10:30 a.m. morning worship and Sunday school. Testimonial meetings at 4 p.m. each second and fourth Wednesday. Afree public reading room/bookstore, located in the church, is open before and after church services. The Bible and the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures'by Mary Baker Eddy are our only preachers. All are welcome to come and partake of the comfort, guidance, support and healing found in the lesson-sermons. CHURCH OF BRETHREN Church of the Brethren 700 S. Pine St., Sebring, FL33870. Sunday: Church School, 9 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:15 a.m. Wednesday: Temple Choir, 7:30 p.m. Phone 385-1597. CHURCH OF CHRIST Avon Park Church of Christ, 200 S. Forest Ave.,Avon Park, FL 33825. Minister: Larry Roberts. Sunday Worship Services, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Nursery facilities are available at every service. Bible Study: Sunday, 9:30 a.m. and Wednesday, 7 p.m. Bible centered classes for all ages. Church phone: 453-4692. Sebring Parkway Church of Christ, 3800 Sebring Parkway, Sebring, FL33870; 385-7443. We would like to extend an invitation for you and your family to visit with us here at Sebring Parkway. Our hours of service are: Sunday Bible Class, 9 a.m.; Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Sunday Evening Service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Service, 7 p.m. CHURCH OF NAZARENE First Church of the Nazarene of AvonPark, P.O. Box 1118., AvonPark, FL33825-1118. 707 W. Main St. Randall Rupert, Pastor. Sunday: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. for all ages; morning worship at 10:45 a.m.; and evening service at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening service is at 7 p.m. with special services for children and adults. Special services once a month for seniors (Prime Time) and Ladies ministries. If you need any more information, call 453-4851. First Church of the Nazarene of Lake Placid, 512 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, FL33852. Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning worship, 10:45 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening, 7 p.m. Classes for adult children and youth. Call 465-6916. Pastor Tim Taylor. CHURCHES OF CHRIST IN CHRISTIAN UNION Community Bible Church Churches of Christ in Christian Union, (Orange Blossom Conference Center) 1400 C-17A North (truck route), AvonPark Presenting Jesus Christ as the answer for time and eternity. Sunday morning worship service, 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. Junior Church activities at same time for K-6 grade. Sunday School Bible hour (all ages), 9:30 a.m. (Transportation available.) Sunday evening praise and worship service, 6 p.m. Wednesday evening prayer service, 7 p.m. Children and youth activities at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Everyone is welcome, please come worship with us. Don Seymour, Senior Pastor. Phone 452-0088.PLACESTOWORSHIP Foxes have played a part in human culture and history for more than 2,000 years. Literature is full of references to the furry critters. The Holy Bible, “Aesop’s Fables,” “Canterbury Tales,” “The Gingerbread Man” and “Fantastic Mr. Fox” are all books that mention foxes. Myths and folklore are full of fox tales. The Achumawi Indians believed that a fox assisted a coyote in preparing the world for the coming of the first people. The aurora borealis (Northern lights) are known as revontulet (fox fires) in Finland and it is believed that the lights were produced by a fox, painting the sky with its tail as it ran through the sky. Foxes have a reputation that is not always flattering. In reality, foxes are beautiful creatures that are just trying to survive and find food. The Red Fox, which is the most common species in Highlands County, is a very shy, secretive creature. Their reputation as sly and out-foxing prey may have a bit of truth to it. These foxes are very fast, which makes the excellent hunters. They have a keen sense of hearing and can locate a rustling sound within one degree of its location. Like a cat, they sneak up on their prey, creeping low to the ground and stretching their head high to spot the unfortunate animal. Then they pounce and grab it with their forefeet. They also have excellent vision and sense of smell. Red foxes are usually reddish in color, but can be deep brown, black, silver or sandy blond. They have black legs and feet and their bellies are white. One feature remains constant though and that is that the tail always has a white tip. They are small creatures usually about three feet long from the tip of the nose to the tip of the tail. They weigh about ten pounds. Foxes are built to be long-distance runners. They have tough toe pads and hard nails that stay out all the time. They are in the same family as dogs, coyotes and wolves (Canidae). They don’t bark like dogs, but may howl or whine. Foxes are opportunistic eaters, which mean that they will eat whatever they can find. Their food of preference is the cottontail rabbit or field mice, but depending on the time of year, their diets may change drastically. In the summer they feast on bugs, fruits, berries, nuts and grains. In the winter, when there aren’t many fruits or bugs, they eat small animals such as mice, birds, turtles, eggs and even dead animals. They have a home range of five miles and will enjoy garbage if it is available and in their territory. Breeding takes place in late fall or early winter. Apair will generally mate for life. The mother fox usually has from three to five pups, which are born completely helpless and blind. The den where the babies are born is underground and usually made from a dug out burrow from another animal such as a gopher tortoise or armadillo. The dens are usually 20-40 feet long and 3-4 feet deep. The fox expands the tunnel and makes about five exits for a fast get a way if needed. The pups stay with mom for about six months and then they are on their own. Fox kits will begin fighting with each other when they are about three weeks old. These fights are not play time, but serious enough that the weakest of the litter may be killed. The dominant kit will get all the food it wants, but if food is scarce, the runt may not get enough and die from starvation. This sounds cruel, but it is nature’s way of keeping the population in check. The parent foxes will visit the pups less and less as they grow. The kits will begin to venture out of the den to explore, play and hunt on their own. Foxes will often have more than one den and move the young from den to den while they are growing up. This enables them to have more hunting opportunities as well as safety. Red foxes only use dens to have their babies. Any other time, if they need rest, they will find an opening in the grass or brush. Having their quiet time in open spaces makes it easier for them to spot prey that may be passing by. The red fox was brought to the United States in colonial times. The British were fond of fox hunts and were tired of the native gray foxes climbing trees to escape. Unlike its relative, the red fox do es not climb trees, therefore it made hunting more sporting for those chasing them. Foxes have been hunted for sport, their fur and just because they have been thought of as nuisance animals. The term “fox” is thought of as sly or crafty, tricky or cunning. However, these tiny little creatures do not deserve the reputatio n that has been bestowed upon them. They are simply one of nature’s creatures that is trying to survive against some pretty big odds. Red fox are cautions, smart, and are extraordinary animals in their ow n right. Corine Burgess is and Environmental Specialist for the Highlands County Parks and Natural Resources Department. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the News-Sun. Foxes have an unflattering reputation News From The Watershed Corine Burgess Courtesy photo Fox kits will fight with each other when they are about 3 weeks old. These fights are not play time, but serious enough that the weakest of the litter may be killed.


www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 27, 2011Page 9B EPISCOPAL The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer .Service time is 9:30 with Holy Communion. Coffee hour following services. Newcomers welcome. Call 453-5664 or e-mail redeemer1895@aol.com Web site: redeemeravon.com The church is at 839 Howe's Way,Avon Park (two miles north of Sun 'N Lake Boulevard, across from Wells Dodge.) St. Agnes Episcopal Church 3840 Lakeview Drive, Sebring, FL 33870. Sunday Services: Holy Eucharist Rite I 7:45 a.m., Holy Eucharist Rite II 10 a.m. Midweek service on Wednesday at 6 p.m. Sunday School for all ages at 9 a.m. The nursery is open 8:45 a.m. until 15 minutes after the 10 a.m. service ends. Wednesday: Adult Bible study, 9:30 a.m. Visitors are always welcome. The Rev. Jim Kurtz, rector. Church office 3857649, for more information. St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church, 43 Lake June Road, Lake Placid, FL33852. Phone: 4650051. Rev. Elizabeth L. Nelson, Rector. Sunday Worship, 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday evening: Holy Communion with Healing Service, 6 p.m. Child care available at the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Come see what makes us different. GRACE BRETHREN Grace Brethren Church, 3626 Thunderbird Road, (863) 8350869. Dr. Randall Smith, senior pastor. Sunday services at 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m.; Wednesday services at 7 p.m. We offer "Kid City" Children's Ministry throughout all services, and there are variosu other classes for teens, married couples, "prime-timers," and Bible studies in Spanish. "Kid City" Day Care, Preschool and After-School Monday-Friday: 7 a.m.-6 p.m. (For registration call: 385-3111). Check us out on the Web at www.sebringgrace.org INTERDENOMINATIONAL World Harvest and Restoration Ministries, (non-denominational) 2200 N. Avon Blvd., AvonPark, FL 33825. Phone: 452-9777 or 4533771. Sunday service: Sunday School, 10 a.m. and worship, 11 a.m. Wednesday services: 7 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study. Pastor: W.H. Rogers. LUTHERAN Atonement Lutheran Church (ELCA), 1178 S.E. Lakeview Drive., Sebring. David Thoresen, Deacon, Spiritual Leader, on first, third and fifth Sunday each month, and Rev. Jefferson Cox on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. Jim Helwig, organist/choir director. Worship service at 9:30 a.m.; Holy Eucharist is every Sunday. Coffee hour on the first and third Sunday of each month. Council meeting on the first Monday of month; Ladies Group WELCAmeets at noon second Monday of month with lunch. Bring a dish to pass. Church Vegetable Garden Club meets as needed. Labyrinth Prayer Garden open seven days a week to congretation and community. Like to sing? Come join the choir. Visitors always welcome. Come grow with us. Phone 385-0797. Christ Lutheran Church Avon Park LCMS, 1320 County Road 64, 1/2 mile east of Avon Park High School. Sunday Divine Worship is at 10 a.m. Holy Communion is celebrated every week with traditional Lutheran Liturgy, hymns and songs of praise. Fellowship time with coffee and refreshments follows worship. Come worship and fellowship with us. For information call Pastor Scott McLean at 471-2663 or see christlutheranavonpark.org Faith Lutheran Church LCMS, 2740Lakeview Drive, Sebring. Church phone: 385-7848, Faith Child Development Center, 385-3232. Rev. Gary Kindle, pastor.Traditional Worship service, 8 a.m. Sunday; Sunday Praise Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Communion is served the first, third and fifth Sunday of the month. Sunday school and Bible classes: 9:15 a.m. Sunday. Worship service is broadcast at 8 a.m. on WITS 1340 AM each Sunday. Educational opportunities include weekly adult Bible studies. Faith's Closet Thrift Store (385-2782) is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. All are warmly welcome in the Faily of Faith. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AALC) American Association of Lutheran Churches, 4348 Schumacher Road, Sebring, one mile west of Wal-Mart. James Weed, pastor. Worship Service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Bible Study, 9 a.m. Nursery provided. Social activities: Choir, Missions, Evangelism. Phone 385-1163. New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3725 Hammock Road, a Congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod (ELS) in fellowship with the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). Sunday Worship at 10 a.m.; Bible Study, 9 a.m. For more information, call Pastor Brian Klebig at 385-2293 or visit the Web site at www.newlife sebring.com ResurrectionLutheran Church ELCA 324 E. Main St., Avon Park. Pastor: Rev. John C. Grodzinski. Sunday service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school will resume in the fall. Coffee and fellowship hour follow the service. Midweek Fragrance Free Wednesday worship, (year round) 7 p.m. Office phone number is 453-6858. Trinity Lutheran Church LCMS, 25 Lakeview St., Lake Placid, FL33852; 465-5253. The Rev. Richard A. Norris, pastor; Susan C. Norris, Trinity Tots PreSchool director; and Noel Johnson, minister of youth and family life. Worship schedule after Easter through December: Worship service 9 a.m., and Education Hour, 8:45 a.m. Worship schedule for January through Easter: Worship service, 8:30 and 11 a.m., Education Hour 9:45 a.m. Traditional Service with Holy Communion each first and third Sunday. Non-Traditional Service each second, fourth and fifth Sunday. Seasonal mid-week services Wednesday evenings during Lent and Advent. Call church office for additional Worship times and special holiday services. Other activities and groups include: Choirs; Ladies Guild and LWML; Men's Fellowship Group, Small Group Bible Studies as scheduled; Trinity Tots Pre-school, Youth Group activities (call for meeting times and dates). Visit us online at: www.Trinitylutheranlp.com NON-DENOMINATIONAL Bible Fellowship Church, 3750 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872. Sunday: American Sign Language: First Worship sermon, songs signed first and second Worship services. First Worship service, 9 a.m.; Second Worship service, 10:45 a.m. Nursery (up to 2 years old) and Sunday school classes both hours. BFC Youth, 6 p.m.; Evening Service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday: Children ages 4 years through fifth grade, 6 p.m.; Youth, 6-7:30 p.m.; Prayer time, 6:15 p.m. Todd Patterson, pastor; Andy McQuaid, associate pastor. Web site www.bfcsebring.com. Church office 385-1024. Calvary Church, 1825 Hammock Road, Sebring, FL 33872; 386-4900. An independent community church. Sunday morning worship, 10 a.m.; Bible study, 11:15 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday Prayer and Bible Study, 6:30 p.m. Pastor Lester Osbeck. Asmall friendly church waiting for your visit. Christian Training Ministries Inc., on Sebring Parkway. Enter off County Road 17 on Simpson Avenue. Sunday service is at 10 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. Anursery and children's church are provided. The church is part of Christian International Ministries Network, a full gospel, non-denominational ministry. Linda M. Downing, minister, lindadowning@live.com. Casey L. Downing, associate minister, caseydown ing@hotmail.com. Church phone: 314-0482. Web site: www. ctm forme.com Grace Bible Church, 4541 Thunderbird Road, (second church on left) Sebring, FL33872. Phone, 382-1085. Andrew Katsanis, senior pastor. Saturday Worship, 6:30 p.m. Sunday, 9 and 11 a.m. Tuesday 6 p.m. Grace Bible Academy Adult Investigating Truth; first and third Tuesday, Prayer Gathering, 7:15 p.m.; Wednesday, Children's & Youth Programs, 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:30 p.m., College Ministry. www.GBCconnected.org Highlands Community Church a casual contemporary church, meets at 3005 New Life Way. Coffee at 9:30 a.m.; Worship at 10 a.m. Nursery and Kid's World classes. Small groups meet throughout the week. Church phone is 402-1684; Pastor Bruce A. Linhart. The Lord's Sentinel Fellowship Church 148 E. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid (at Lake Placid Christian School), Pastor Juanita Folsom. Sunday morning service, 10:30 a.m.; Monday, Sentinel School of Theology, 7 p.m.; Church service, Tuesday, 7 p.m. More information at www.juanitafolsom ministries.com. Union Congregational Church 106 N. Butler Ave., Avon Park, FL 33825. Sunday worship services are at 8:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. in the Millennium Church. Sunday school for all ages is at 9:15 a.m. We also offer a Saturday service at 6 p.m. with Pastor Tiger Gullett in the Millennium Church. Nursery/child care is available for all services. Senior Pastor is Bill Breylinger. Office: 453-3345. Web page at www.weareunion.org All teachings are taken from the Manufacturer's Handbook The Holy Bible. Come join us. Unity Life Enrichment Centre, new location, 10417 Orange Blossom Blvd. S., Sebring, FL 33875; 471-1122; e-mail unity@vistanet.net. Web site, www.unityofsebring.org. 10:30 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service, Nursery and Children's Church. Weekly Classes, Christian Bookstore and Cafe, Prayer Ministry, Life Enrichment Groups. Rev. Andrew C. Conyer, senior minister transforming lives from ordinary to extraordinary. The Way Church, 1005 N. Ridgewood Drive, Sebring. Sunday school and worship service at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Youth activities, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The Way is a church family who gathers for contemporary worship, teaching of God's Word, prayer and fellowship. Come early and stay after for fellowship time. Child care and children's church are provided. Reinhold Buxbaum is pastor. The Way Aplace for you. Office Phone:471-6140, Church Cell Phone:381-6190. Email: theway church@hotmail.com Web site: www.TheWayChurch.org PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PCA) 4500 Sun N Lake Blvd., Sebring, 33872-2113. A Congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America. Sunday morning worship: Informal service, 8 a.m.; traditional service, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday school, 9:15 a.m.; evening service, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday evening Prayer Meeting, 6 p.m.; Children's/Youth Group, 5:30-7 p.m.; choir practice, 7:15 p.m. Phone: 385-3234; Fax: 385-2759; e-mail: covpres@strato.net ; Web site: www.cpcsebring.org Rev. W. Darrell Arnold, pastor. Office hours: 8:30-12:30 a.m. Monday-Friday. First Presbyterian Church ARP, 215 E. Circle St., (two entrances on LaGrande), Avon Park, FL33825. Phone: 453-3242. The Rev. Robert Johnson is the pastor. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m.; Sunday Worship, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study, 10:30 a.m.; Potluck dinner, 6 p.m. third Wednesday; choir practice, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday; Mary Circle business meeting, 1 p.m. second Wednesday; Sarah Circle business meeting, 4 p.m. second Thursday; Women's Ministries Combined Bible study, 4 p.m. third Thursday. Be a part of a warm, caring church family with traditional services, following biblical truth. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, 319 Poinsettia Ave., Sebring, FL33870. 385-0107. Sunday School, all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Tuesday: Grief Support Group, 1 p.m.; Youth Group (middle and high school), 3:30-6:30 p.m.; Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 a.m.; Choir Rehearsal, 5:30 p.m. Nursery available during worship. Call the church office for more information and other classes. Rev. Darrell A. Peer, pastor. First Presbyterian Church, ARP, www.fpclp.com, 118 N. Oak Ave., Lake Placid, 465-2742. The Rev. Ray Cameron, senior pastor; the Rev. Drew Severance, associate pastor. Sunday morning traditional worship is at 8 and 9:30 a.m. in the sanctuary; contemporary worship is at 11 a.m. Sunday school classes for adults is at 9:15 and 10:45 a.m. and for all ages, adults and children, at 9:45 a.m. in the educational building. Wednesday: 6:45 p.m., youth group (middle and high school), and nursery and children's ministry; 7 p.m., adult small group Bible studies. Children/youth music ministry (Thursday): grades 3-5 chimes, 2:30 p.m.; grades 3-5 choir, 3:15 p.m.; grades 6-12 handbells, 3:15 p.m. Bible Counseling available by appointment, 6990132. Call the church office for more information about the classes offered. Nursery is provided for babies and toddlers; while young children up to second grade have a special Children's Church offered during the worship service to help them grow in their spiritual knowledge. Spring Lake Presbyterian Church (USA), 5887 U.S. 98, Sebring, FL33876. Sunday School, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m. Session meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month, September throughJune. Board of Deacon's meet at 5:30 p.m. first Monday of the month. Choir rehearses at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, September through April. Presbyterian Women meet at 10 a.m. the third Thursday of the month. Organist: Richard Wedig. Choir Director: Suzan Wedig. Church phone, 655-0713; e-mail, springlakepc@embarqmail.com, Web site, http://slpc.embarq space.com. SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST Avon Park Seventh-day Adventist Church 1410 West Avon Blvd., AvonPark. Phone: 453-6641 or e-mail: avonparksda@embarqmail.com, Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m Saturday. Church Service 10:45 a.m. Saturday. Wednesday prayer meeting 7 p.m. Community Service hours on Tuesday and Thursday is from 9:00 a.m. till 2 p.m. Asale takes place the first Sunday of each month. Senior Pastor Paul Boling. Walker Memorial Academy Christian School offering education for kindergarten through 12th grades. ALLARE WELCOME. Website is www.discoverjesus.org Sebring Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 2106 N. State Road 17, Sebring; 385-2438. Worship Services: 9:15 a.m. Worship hour, 11 a.m. Prayer meeting, Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. Community service: every Monday 9-11 a.m. Health Seminar with Dr. Seralde, every Friday, 10:00 a.m. Pastor Amado Luzbet. THE CHURCH OF LATTER DAY SAINTS The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints 3235 Grand Prix Dr., Sebring, Fl 33872; (863) 382-9092 Steve Austin, Bishop; Mark Swift, 1st Counselor; Del Murphy, 2nd Counselor. Family History Center (863) 382-1822. Sunday Services: Sacrament Meeting, 10-11:10 a.m.; Gospel Doctrine, 11:20 a.m. to noon; Priesthood/Relief Society, 12:101p.m.; Primary for children, 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Youth Activities: Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. Scouts: first and third Wednesday, 7-8:20 p.m. Activity Days: 8-11 yr old Boys and Girls, second and fourth Wednesdays, 7-8:20 p.m. THE SALVATION ARMY The Salvation Army Center for Worship Sunday: Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.; Holiness meeting, 11 a.m.; and Praise meeting and lunch, noon. Tuesday: Bible study, 6:30 p.m.; and Women's Ministries, 7 p.m. Wednesday: Youth Ministries, 4 p.m. All meetings are at 120 N. Ridgewood Ave., Sebring. For more information, visit the Web site www.salvationarmysebring.com or call Major Bruce Stefanik at 385-7548, ext. 110. UNITED METHODIST First United Methodist Church, 105 S. Pine St., Sebring,FL33870. The Rev. A.C. Bryant, pastor. Traditional Worship Service at 8:10 and 10:50 a.m. in the sanctuary, Contemporary Worship in the FLC at 9:30 a.m. Sunday School at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Methodist Youth Fellowship at 5:30 p.m. Sundays with Rick Heilig, youth director. The 10:55 a.m. Sunday worship service is broadcast over WITS 1340 on AM dial. There is a nursery available at all services. First United Methodist Church 200 South Lake Avenue, Avon Park, FL33825. (863) 453-3759, R. James Weiss, Pastor, Sunday School 9 a.m., Worship 10:30 a.m. Bible study third Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. Prayer Shawl Ministry on the second and fourth Friday of the month at 2 p.m. for women who love God and crocheting. Visit us at our church Web site: www.fumcap.org. Memorial United Methodis t Church, 500 Kent Ave., (overlooking Lake Clay) Lake Placid, FL, 33852. The Rev. Fred Ball. pastor. Claude H.L. Burnett, pastoral assistant. Sunday schedule: Heritage Worship Service, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Celebration Worship Service at 10:45 a.m.; New Song worship service at 10:45 a.m. Loving nursery care provided every Sunday morning. Middle School Youth, 4 p.m.; High School Youth, 5:30 p.m. We offer Christ-centered Sunday school classes, youth programs, Bible studies, book studies and Christian fellowship. Church office, 465-2422 or www.memorialumc.com Lakeview Christian School, VPK to grade 5; 465-0313. St. John United Methodist Church, 3214 Grand Prix Drive, Sebring, FL33872. The Rev. Ronald De Genaro Jr., Pastor. Sunday School, 9:30 a.m.; Adult Sunday School, 11 a.m.; Sunday Morning Worship, 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Nursery provided for all services. Phone 382-1736. www.stjohnsebring.org Spring Lake United Methodist Church, 8170 Cozumel Lane, (Hwy 98) Sebring. The Rev. Clyde Weaver Jr., Pastor. Worship service starts at 9:55 a.m. Bible Study meets at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday. Choir Practice at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday. Church office phone: 655-0040. UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST Emmanuel United Church of Christ, Jesus didn't reject people, neither do we. Join us for worship every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. and you'll be embraced by a compassionate congregation that is allinclusive. We're at the corner of Hammock and Hope. Choir and Bell Choir practice on Wednesday; Bible studies throughout the week. 471-1999; sebringemmanuel ucc.com.PLACESTOWORSHIP HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Kill Alex Cross" by James Patterson (Little, Brown) 2. "11/22/63" by Stephen King (Scribner) 3. "V is for Vengeance" by Sue Grafton (Putnam Adult) 4. "The Litigators" by John Grisham (Doubleday) 5. "The Best of Me" by Nicholas Sparks (Grand Central Publishing) 6. "Zero Day" by David Baldacci (Grand Central Publishing) 7. "Devil's Gate" by Clive Cussler and Graham Brown (Putnam Adult) 8. "IQ84" by Haruki Murakami (Knopf) 9. "The Alloy of Law" by Brandon Sanderson (Tor) 10. 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Associated PressST. PAUL, Minn. — GOP Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann received an apology from an NBC executive after an off-color song was played during her appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s “Late Night,” her spokeswoman said late Wednesday. The Minnesota congresswoman received a personal letter from NBC’s vice president for late night programming, Doug Vaughan, a day after she appeared on the show. As Bachmann walked onstage, the show’s band had played a snippet of a 1985 Fishbone song entitled “Lyin’Ass B----.” Vaughan wrote that the incident was “not only unfortunate but also unacceptable,” Bachmann spokeswoman Alice Stewart told The Associated Press. She said Vaughn offered his sincerest apologies and said the band had been “severely reprimanded.” Fallon also apologized to Bachmann when they spoke earlier Wednesday, she said. He’d tweeted earlier, saying he was “so sorry about the intro mess.” “He was extremely nice and friendly and offered his apology, and she accepted it,” Stewart said, adding that the comedian said he was unaware the band planned to play the song. “It’s just unfortunate that someone had to do something so disrespectful.” Bachmann lashed out earlier Wednesday at NBC for not apologizing or taking immediate disciplinary action. In her first comments on the flap, Bachmann said on the Fox News Channel that the Fallon show band displayed sexism and bias by playing the song. “This is clearly a form of bias on the part of the Hollywood entertainment elite,” Bachmann said. She added, “This wouldn’t be tolerated if this was Michelle Obama. It shouldn’t be tolerated if it’s a conservative woman either.” She went further on a national radio conservative radio show hosted by Michael Medved, calling the incident “inappropriate, outrageous and disrespectful.” On Fox, Bachmann expressed surprise that she’s heard nothing from the TV network. She suggested that discipline for the show’s band, The Roots, was in order. She said she believed Fallon’s comments to be sincere. One of Bachmann’s congressional colleagues, New York Democrat Nita Lowey, had called on NBC to apologize for its “insulting and inappropriate” treatment of its guest. An NBC spokeswoman didn’t return a phone message from The AP. Page 10BNews-SunSunday, November 27, 2011www.newssun.com church page; 5.542"; 7.1"; Black; church page dummy; 0 0 0 0 4 0 6 9 JEWELRY BOX; 5.542"; 5"; Black; 11/13,20,27; 0 0 0 1 3 9 5 5 LAKE DENTON CAMP; 3.639"; 3"; Black; Christmas break; 0 0 0 1 4 2 9 1 By LEANNE ITALIE Associated PressNEWYORK— As the daughter of a minister, Jennifer James traveled frequently while her family served the less fortunate, from the rural heartland to the inner city. A lot of the time, she went without as a kid. “My earliest memories are of working among the homeless in downtown Los Angeles, dipping ice cream for drunks,” she said. “I learned a lot and I was a better person for it, but there was a lot of pain along the way.” In her zeal to spare her own three kids, the 44-year-old mom in Oklahoma City, Okla., has given them a world she didn’t know — braces on their teeth and cushy furniture for their rooms, fancy computers and private schooling. But now, at 14, 6 and 4, she realizes something is missing. “Pretty soon it’s like the kids j ust expect it and think you’re giving so much because they’re just that fantastic and not because you’re making sacrifices,” James said. “They have no paradigm for sacrifice. Now I’m trying to wind the skein of yarn back up and it’s not easy.” Call it entitled child syndrome, the chronic gimmes or just plain spoiled. The lament is a familiar one for many well-meaning parents year round but intensifies at the holidays, especially among older kids who crank up gift demands but can’t be coaxed off the couch to give back. Can you force a teen to lose all the push back in favor of a little charity? “Parents need to get into the WHYbehind why teens are not wanting to give,” said Tammy Gold, a parenting coach in Short Hills, N.J. Is it selfishness never outgrown or volunteer fatigue after years of forced participation? Did you forget to “model” charity at home, or at least check in to figure out whether your own good deeds were rubbing off? Does your teen anticipate a material reward in return, or a bribe beforehand? It may be one or all of the above, but Gold and other experts urge parents not to give up — or give in to foreboding that selfish teen equals grown-up sociopath. It could be your reluctant volunteer just hasn’t found the right cause or has been mismatched in the past, said dad David Levinson, a Hollywood screenwriter who founded the Los Angeles community service organization Big Sunday (Bigsunday.org). “Everyone, even the youngest kids, has something that speaks to them, whether it’s homelessness, literacy, the environment, seniors, veterans, AIDS, animals, children,” he said. “At the same time, everyone has things that don’t speak to them, scare them, or turn them off. For me, it’s cats. For others it might be, say, homeless people. And, while they might be embarrassed to have that reaction, that’s OK.” If your teen has no interest in cooking, forget the food kitchen as a way to wake up your sleeping giver. If he’s not a people person, working closely with the homeless or the infirm might bring out the shy and awkward in him instead. “Personally, I hate paperwork, and I was stunned to discover that some people actually enjoy it and are good at it,” Levinson said. He suggests projects that have a clear beginning, middle and an end, like cleaning up a single block or repainting a room at a shelter rather than pitching in on longterm problems with intangible solutions. No matter how much nudging, a demand to participate isn’t the way to go. “If you persist there’s a reasonable chance that they might actually do it, but there also is a chance that they won’t,” said Suffield, Conn., psychologist Anthony Wolf, who wrote a guide for parenting teens, “I’d Listen to My Parents if They’d Just Shut Up.” Wolf added: “Have in your head, ‘Well, what happens if I don’t get them to do it? Should I punish them?’That’s a singularly terrible idea.” Encourage teens to look for volunteer opportunities on their own, said Donna Henderson, a professor of counseling at Wake Forest University. And remember, they’re not babies anymore. “Because teens have more capacity for action, they can do more,” she said. Disaster fatigue touches adults and kids alike, but parents should recognize and build on natural moments of empathy, said Michel Tvedt, the teen engagement expert for the aid group World Vision. “Begin to give them a voice in family giving,” she said. “Let your teen know you would like to give a charitable gift as a family but that you’d love to let them be the final decision maker.” As the holidays draw closer, Tvedt said, suggest that teens give loved ones charitable gifts instead of material gifts. “Teens will not respond well to guilt,” she said, and should be encouraged to “find their own identity as givers.” Linda Cohen, whose blog 1000mitzvahs.org is loaded with suggested acts of kindness, unknowingly stumbled on that strategy with her 13-year-old daughter. She felt deflated as a charitableminded mom when she couldn’t ge t her own teen to decide on a mitzvah project last summer, ahead of her bat mitzvah. The push back, she said, was startling, until they found just the right project. The teen decided to collect gift cards with money left over on them to cash in and benefit an organization that provides art supplies to hospitalized kids. Is she eager? “That might be a bit of a stretch,” mom said, “but at least she thinks the project is worthy of some of her time and attention. She’s 13, which means we needed to find something that speaks to her at this age.” Wolf said parents shouldn’t lose sight of the end game if they fail to budge an intransigent teen. “Whether they do or don’t participate,” he said, “the big picture is: ‘What I really care about is that they basically become a good person.”’ For the holiday season, teaching teens to be charitable Metro Services Call it entitled child syndrome, the chronic gimmes or just plain spoiled ... especially among older kids who crank up gift demands but cant be coaxed off the couch to give back. NBC apologizes to Bachmann for song


Breakfasts and lunches being served in the Highlands County School District for the upcoming week of Nov. 28 to Dec. 2 include: HIGH SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast „ French toast sticks, sausage patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, fruit cocktail cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch „ Spaghetti, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, tacos, taco toppers, salsa, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked french fries, corn cobbettes, mixed vegetables, Colby Jack cheese stick, glazed berries and cherries, diced pears, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Breakfast „ Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, applesauce, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch „ Homestyle turkey roast, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, turkey Cobb salad meal, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, dried blueberries, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Breakfast „ Breakfast pizza, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch „ Pressed Cuban sandwich, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, tacos, taco toppers, salsa, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, tossed salad, carrots and dip, Smart cookies, fruit cocktail cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast „ Breakfast frittata, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, diced peaches, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch „ Taco salad, salsa, yellow rice, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, grilled chicken salad plate, refried beans, cheddar cheese stick, strawberry applesauce, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast „ Sausage biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch „ Asian chicken nuggets, dinner roll, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, chicken patty on bun, PBJ sandwich meal, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad meal, baked french fries, corn, carrots and dip, string cheese, chocolate chip cookie, diced peaches, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. ACADEMY SCHOOLS Monday Lunch „ Spaghetti, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, corn cobbettes, mixed vegetables, glazed berries and cherries, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Lunch „ Homestyle turkey roast, dinner roll, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, green beans, dried blueberries, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Lunch „ Pressed Cuban sandwich, baked buffalo chips, carrots and dip, Smart cookies, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Lunch „ Taco salad, salsa, yellow rice, refried beans, strawberry applesauce, cut fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Lunch „ Asian chicken nuggets, dinner roll, Sun Chips, carrots and dip, chocolate chip cookie, diced peaches, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. MIDDLE SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast „ French toast sticks, sausage patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, fruit cocktail cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch „ Spaghetti, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, chicken patty on bun, tacos, taco toppers, salsa, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich meal, chef salad meal, corn cobbettes, mixed vegetables, Colby Jack cheese stick, glazed berries and cherries, diced pears, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Breakfast „ Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, applesauce, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch „ Homestyle turkey roast, dinner roll, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, turkey Cobb salad meal, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, green beans, carrots and dip, dried blueberries, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Breakfast „ Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Breakfast pizza, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch „ Pressed Cuban sandwich, hot and spicy chicken sandwich, tacos, taco toppers, salsa, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, chef salad meal, baked buffalo chips, tossed salad, carrots and dip, Smart cookies, fruit cocktail cup, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast „ Breakfast frittata, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, diced peaches, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Chicken biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch „ Taco salad, salsa, yellow rice, burger, cheeseburger, chicken patty on bun, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, PBJ sandwich meal, grilled chicken salad plate, refried beans, cheddar cheese stick, strawberry applesauce, cut fresh fruit, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast „ Sausage biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted juice, assorted fresh fruit, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast on the Patio: Sausage biscuit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Lunch „ Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, Mama Sofias cheese pizza, chicken tenders, dinner roll, ham sub meal, turkey sub meal, dill stack, chef salad meal, PBJ sandwich meal, corn, carrots and dip, string cheese, chocolate chip cookie, diced peaches, assorted fresh fruit, assorted juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Monday Breakfast „ French toast sticks, sausage patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Blast Jump Start kits, white milk. Lunch „ Chicken nuggets, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, turkey chef salad, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green peas, strawberry applesauce, very berry juice bar, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Tuesday Breakfast „ Chicken biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, applesauce, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Chicken biscuit, strawberry cup, chocolate milk, white milk, very berry bread, apple juice. Lunch „ Spaghetti, meat sauce, garlic breadstick, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, green beans, Smart cookies, cut fresh fruit, very berry juice bar, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Wednesday Breakfast „ Breakfast pizza, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, apricot cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Very berry bread, apple juice, chocolate milk, white milk, chicken biscuit, strawberry cup. Lunch „ Homestyle turkey roast, dinner roll, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, broccoli, fruited Jell-O, very berry juice bar, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Thursday Breakfast „ Breakfast frittata, hash brown patty, Cheerios, Trix cereal, Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, cheese filled breadstick, peach cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Breakfast burrito, orange juice, chocolate milk, cinnamon oatmeal, Ultimate Breakfast Round, fresh apple slices. Lunch „ Tacos, taco toppers, salsa, yellow rice, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, ham chef salad, corn, refried beans, fruit cocktail cup, very berry juice bar, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Friday Breakfast „ Sausage biscuit, Cheerios, Trix cereal,Frosted Flakes, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, string cheese, strawberry cup, assorted fresh fruit, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. Breakfast in the Classroom: Cinnamon oatmeal, Ultimate Breakfast Round, fresh apple slices, chocolate milk, breakfast burrito, orange juice. Lunch „ Mama Sofias cheese pizza, Mama Sofias pepperoni pizza, Uncrustable PBJ sandwich, turkey chef salad, carrots and dip, chocolate chip cookie, diced peaches, very berry juice bar, apple juice, orange juice, fruit blend juice, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. KINDERGARTEN LEARNING CENTER Monday Lunch „ Chicken nuggets, dinner roll, Uncrustable Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, green peas, strawberry applesauce, chocolate milk, white milk, strawberry milk. 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Page 12BNews-SunSunday, November 27, 2011www.newssun.com HAVEN COMFORT SHOES; 5.542"; 21.5"; Black; 11/27/11; 0 0 0 1 4 3 8 6 E.O. KOCH CONSTRUCTION CO.; 5.542"; 4"; Black; com p/u; 0 0 0 1 4 3 8 8 MCTphoto Harvey Weinstein, pictured with actress Helena Bonham Carter, hopes to grow his movie production company into a household name. MOVIES By JOHN CARUCCI Associated PressNEWYORK — While Harvey Weinstein has no plans to roar like the MGM lion before each of his movies, the Oscar-winning producer wants to turn the film studio bearing his family’s name into a recognizable brand. His wish list includes branding on par with Facebook’s F,Twitter’s Tand Apple’s, well, apple. While he says he will continue to use the “the black and white logo that looks like it’s from high school in 1954,” he’s letting his films this week do the talking — or at least one of them. Already in theaters is “My Week with Marilyn,” starring two-time Oscar nominee Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe. It’s based on the writings of Colin Clark, who spent a week with the iconic actress in 1957 while she was filming “The Prince and the Showgirl” in the United Kingdom. Weinstein, who heads The Weinstein Co. with his brother, explained the subj ect matter’s appeal to him. “I wanted to be that 23year old boy and spend a week with Marilyn Monroe and go skinny-dipping,” Weinstein said Wednesday. “Haven’t we all dreamed of being with someone that gorgeous?” But this is not another Monroe biopic. Weinstein calls it “a snapshot movie about one episode in her life.” He equates the film’s tone with his 2010 Oscar winner for best picture, “The King’s Speech,” about a speech therapist who helps King George VI. With production credits in such Broadway hits as “Billy Elliot,” “The Producers” and “God of Carnage,” Weinstein always has his eyes on Broadway. He admits it’s a dream to bring “My Week with Marilyn” to the great stage in “five to 10 years.” And when that happens, he has his heart set on seeing Monroe played by singer Katy Perry, whom he met while taking his daughters to the annual Jingle Ball concert at Madison Square Garden last year. “I think Katy would be perfect to play Marilyn Monroe,” Weinstein said, adding: “She would knock it out of the universe.” Weinstein’s other new film, “The Artist,” which comes out Friday, is a modern homage to the silent film era and was the darling of the Cannes and Toronto International film festivals. It was shot in black and white using the original 4:3 aspect ratio. While the film is not your typical studio release, Weinstein doesn’t concern himself with such things. “With a script or a book I try to do what would appeal to me,” he says proudly. “I’m not here to do the mainstream movies.” And the results are promising. Weinstein likes the buzz both films are getting, but his source isn’t what you’d expect: It’s the RottenTomatoes.com website, which compiles reviews and assigns percentage scores based on the average. “I just go to Rotten Tomatoes to check on who’s writing, and I read some of the reviews on Rotten Tomatoes,” he said. “I like the site. It’s fun. I like the interviews on the site.” Weinstein was proud to report Wednesday the Monroe film was at 85 percent. And “The Artist” was trending a bit higher, based on reviews going back to April, when it played at Cannes. “I wish I could brand the movies in a way so they would just look at the page and trust me rather than a critic or anything else,” Weinstein said. Weinstein has been seeking advice from firms like Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton about how consumers recognize their products. Oddly enough, he’s not expecting to recreate that Columbia Pictures lady with the torch. The iconic Leo the Lion has become synonymous with Metro-GoldwynMayer. Weinstein says that while the lion is a powerful symbol, he’s not seeking that type of message. Nor is he shy about the brand. “The thing about MGM and why it doesn’t work at the end of the day is because they would make great musicals and then they would make Andy Hardy movies, or they would make Tarzan movies, so you never know what you got at MGM. “I’m pretty consistent, at least on my side of the fence, with making a certain, you know, they call it artistic, it’s really not, but something that is just a little more literary in its approach.” Weinstein desires to become recognized film brand With a script or a book I try to do what would appeal to me. Im not here to do the mainstream movies.HARVEYWEINSTEIN producer GET YOUR LOCAL NEWS STRAIGHT FROM THE SOURCEƒ


DearAbby: I am married to the most wonderful husband and father a woman could ask for. He has been diagnosed with a terminal illness and may not have long to live. Ever since I met “John” he has searched for his daughter who was given up for adoption years ago. We recently found her. It took him some time to find the courage to send her a message, and when he did she rejected him. “Patty” met her birth mother a few years ago and decided to have contact only with her. This has caused John so much pain that I sometimes cry myself to sleep at night. Our daughters were raised knowing they have an older sister. They also know we found Patty and she doesn’t want to get to know us. I don’t know how to explain what’s happening without them thinking they’re not good enough. My husband was raised in foster homes. He had no family, so family is the most important thing in the world to us and he could die at any moment. I don’t know what I can do to ease the sadness or make his daughter see that she may not have another chance. Abby, please help. – Blindsided in Bend, Ore. DearBlindsided: I’ll try. Write Patty a letter and tell her that her father loves her and searched for her for many years before he was able to locate her. Tell her that he is now terminally ill and would like to see her before he dies – and that it could be healing for both of them. Of course, it is her right to refuse. As to what you should tell your daughters, explain that Patty’s reason for not wanting to meet them may be that her birth mother has poisoned her against the paternal branch of the family, and not to take it personally. It may very well be the truth. DearAbby: My identical twin sister “Gwen” and I were close our whole lives. She married and had two children, while I stayed single. Because our lives took different directions, we have not been as close over the past couple of years because Gwen was busy raising her family. She has recently gone through a divorce and is the primary caregiver of her children. She doesn’t have a job. I feel like I’m walking on eggshells around her. She has threatened several times to kill herself, and she starts horrible arguments with our parents and me. I have tried to help out and watch her kids when I could, but I have a full schedule and need to make time for my other relationships. After being threatened a couple of times, I finally stopped talking to her because I was tired of turning the other cheek to her outrageous, violent behavior. I love my twin and miss our close relationship. I understand the stress of being an unemployed, single mother of two, but I can’t continue putting up with the weekly arguments. Is there any hope we can be close again? Gwen was in counseling for a while. What can I do to help resolve things without turning into a doormat again? – Mirror Image in South Carolina DearMirrorImage: Your sister’s violent outbursts and threats of suicide are indications that she is suffering from some significant emotional problems. Until and unless she gets more professional help, nothing you can do will “resolve things.” The best thing you and your family can do is encourage her to get more counseling and remain close enough to her to be sure her children are safe. Dear Abby is written by Abigail Van Buren, also known as Jeanne Phillips, and was founded by her mother, Pauline Phillips. Write Dear Abby at www.DearAbby.com or P.O. Box 69440, Los Angeles, CA 90069. Good advice for everyone … teens to seniors … is in The Anger in All of Us and How to Deal With It. To order, send a business-size, self-addressed envelope, plus check or money order for $6 (U.S. funds only) to: Dear Abby … Anger Booklet, P.O. Box 447, Mount Morris, IL 61054-0447. www.newssun.comNews-SunSunday, November 27, 2011Page 13B FAIRMONT CINEMA; 1.736"; 6"; Black; 11/25/11; 0 0 0 0 1 4 3 0 2 DIVERSIONS WITHOUTASPIRATIONSBy R. NORRIS & J. NICHOLS LEWIS ACROSS 1 Suncatchers 7 Lobster __ diavolo 10 Zoo employee 13 Sugar bowl location 19 Assertive retort 20 Run amok 22 "Honey, __": Shania Twain hit 23 Wink? 25 Cube automaker 26 In toto 27 Garden with soothing plants? 29 Rx's 30 Slasher film setting: Abbr. 33 Sturgeon yield 34 It.'s there 35 Dutch city near Arnhem 36 Put a second layer on 38 Ugandan despot 40 "The Wrestler" actress 42 Place to dream 43 Components of a last call? 46 Almost boiling, as milk 49 Got up 50 Rocker Rose 51 Showy bloomers 52 Charitable offering 53 Tantrum 54 Decorates with Charmin, briefly 57 Inventor Howe 58 Papal court 60 Good, in Grenoble 61 Stimulate 62 What you'll see in a cornfield? 67 California's __ Valley 68 Child's plaything 69 More than annoyed 70 Greek fabulist 71 Pulitzer poet Lowell 72 Raucous bird call 73 Kilted kinfolk 74 Conceals 76 Eagles, on scoreboards 77 Milky white gems 79 Sonnet parts 80 Sniggler's skill? 85 "Defence of Fort McHenry" poet 86 Pricey timepiece 87 Tweed nemesis 88 Teed off 90 Corp. big shots 93 401(k) relative 94 Slo-mo replay subjects 95 Like 20 Questions questions 96 Shekels 97 Meditation training method? 102 Confused state 105 Mollycoddle 106 How Popeye treats Olive? 109 Maroon 110 Soon to be at 111 Local academic community resenter, perhaps 112 Part of a circle 113 Musical syllable 114 Blast 115 Paintball sounds DOWN 1 SimCity, for one 2 Cultivated 3 Overrun 4 Cioppino and gumbo 5 Light lover 6 Arty NYC locale 7 Grub 8 Florida baseballer 9 Soul, to Zola 10 Colorado resort 11 French Toaster Sticks maker 12 Largest of the Canaries 13 Hint 14 Muslim dignitary 15 "Is that a fact" 16 "Tough noogies!" 17 Chicago mayor Rahm __ 18 Coiled plant support 21 Exam for jrs. 24 Light source: Abbr. 28 Lady of La Mancha 31 __ de mer 32 Enter surreptitiously 36 Mealtime pleasure 37 Historic Icelandic work 38 Years in Cuba 39 Scrip writers 40 Phone message 41 Nocturnal predator 42 Golf ball material 44 Bony-plated forager 45 Forecast word 46 Low bow 47 Happy as a lark? 48 Mortgage provision 51 Cortese of "Jersey Shore" 52 Coach Parseghian 53 What trees may keep you from seeing? 54 Hemingway title setting 55 Argentine icons 56 Way up or down 59 Slangy road reversal 60 It's placed 61 Asthmatic 63 Online commerce 64 Solver's smudge 65 Little League game arrival 66 Gave a heads-up 72 Square cereal 73 Suffragist Carrie 75 Slice at a party 76 Start to pour? 77 Diagonally 78 R relatives 79 Big blasts 80 Old TV tubes 81 Glandular secretion 82 Adaptable 83 China starter 84 Funny Bill, familiarly 89 Butcher's cut 90 Gentlemen's home? 91 Ilsa's request to Sam 92 Dos 94 Xerography material 95 "Son of Frankenstein" role 96 Rumble in the jungle? 98 "__ la vie!" 99 Entire: Pref. 100 One who may eat her words? 101 March Madness org. 103 Pepper & Preston: Abbr. 104 Resting upon 107 Tractor-trailer 108 Biological marker Solution on page 5B The years of single parenting held sorrows; for sure.I ached when I thought of how my failed marriage hurt my son and how it changed all of the hopes and dreams I’d held so close to my heart. But, those years also held many joys; not the least of which was the precious child entrusted to me to raise.Joys and sorrows bring the challenges that help us grow in faith, character and hope. How easy it would have been to have seen my life as confined to a box that hemmed us in on every side; that restricted us from having hope for the future. And, for a little while, I did. I let Satan’s darts pierce me with disillusionment and discouragement. Until one day, I tore open that box and released the flaps that darkened the spaces inside.At last, the contents could look upward. And, when they did, light poured in through the open flaps and dispelled the darkness.In that box resided a sacred trust from God.From that box faith would be launched.By God’s grace and in his strength, I would climb out and soar. As we approach this holy season in which we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, we will find ourselves easily boxed into traditions, expectations and philosophies that would have us abandon the truth. It is time to open the flaps, let the light shine in and soar. We can be a people who declare with Isaiah of old in chapter 9, verse 2, “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them a light has shined.” Jesus is that light.He came into the world so that we might see the light and come out of the darkness caused by sin.He invites us into his glorious light of truth, salvation, hope and peace. Some boxes are dull brown cardboard showing the signs of shipping and handling.Other boxes are brightly wrapped and beribboned. As the Christmas season quickly approaches, let’s determine to take our box — no matter how small or big; no matter how humble or grand — and present it to the eternal One who is limitless.He willingly confined himself to the box of time and space so that we might receive him and be released from sin’s confinement into eternity with him. Open the box!Selah. Jan Merop is a News-Sun correspondent. Guest columns are the opinion of the writer, not necessarily those of the NewsSun staff. Open the box Pause And Consider Jan Merop Metro ServicesAries (March 21-April 20) — Aries, fight against the current rather than give into the situation and let the waves wash you away. Unexpected events arise late in the week, and you can handle them all. Taurus (Taurus (April 21-May 21) — Aquarius, you can’t put your finger on it, but something seems to be out of sorts. The truth will be revealed in the next few weeks. Keep your eyes on the horizon. Gemini (May 22-June 21) — Burning the candle at both ends is not the right way to get things done, Gemini. The easiest path is not the best path to take, so think on things a little more. Cancer(June 22-July 22) — Cancer, take a few days off and get all of your affairs in order. With so many changes occuring rapidly, you can take the time to sort through everything and feel more confident. Leo (July 23-Aug. 23) — Leo, it can be difficult to contain your frustrations, but expressing all of them can be problematic at this j uncture. Find another outlet to vent. Virgo (Aug. 24-Sept. 22) —Virgo, if you don’t have the answers to everything you can seek help from others. Relationship problems may leave you feeling tired, but it’s a temporary bump in the road. Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 23) — Give yourself a muchdeserved break, Libra. With big events on the horizon, it’s best to take this opportunity to rest and recharge. Take a vacation or a short jaunt. Scorpio (Oct. 24-Nov. 22) — Scorpio, sometimes you have to be able to laugh at yourself. It’s not always easy, especially when the task at hand is no laughing matter. Sagittarius (Nov. 23Dec. 21) — Sagittarius, you don’t know where to start on big projects, but as always, it’s at the beginning. Make a list of your work to put it all in perspective and tackle each task individually. Capricorn (Dec. 22Jan. 20) — Don’t allow your confidence to wane this week, Taurus. If you need a morale boost, turn to your closest friends for the inspiring words you need to hear. Aquarius (Jan. 21-Feb. 18) — Certain things have to get done in the next few days, Aquarius. But that doesn’t mean you can’t try to delegate some of these tasks to other people to free up your schedule. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Be the leader you know you can be this week, Pisces. It can be difficult to take charge, but you can handle the pressure. Famous birthdaysNov. 27: Kathryn Bigelow, Director, 60; Nov. 28: Jon Stewart, Comic, 49; Nov. 29: Jeff Fahey, Actor, 55; Nov. 30: Kaley Cuoco, Actress, 26; Dec. 1: Bette Midler, Actress, 66; Dec. 2: Monica Seles, Athlete, 38; Dec. 3: Julianne Moore, Actress, 51. Aires should fight against the current Daughters rejection adds to terminally ill mans pain Horoscope Dear Abby


LIVING 14B PAGE News-Sun Sunday, November 27, 2011 When you think about it, 31 days aren't nearly enough to pack in all the shopping, baking, wrapping, hosting and mailing required to celebrate the winter holidays. But every year, we try to cram it all in between Dec. 1 and New Year's. Here, we offer a monthlong guide to help you plan your schedule, and wring every last moment of joy (and stress) from the holiday season. Hang it on the fridge so you can check it every time you go for another gulp of eggnog.— Becky Sher, McClatchy-Tribune Decorate the tree. Make or buy a new ornament for each child in your family. Watch "ACharlie Brown Christmas" on ABC. Dig out your family's favorite holiday books or head to the library or bookstore for a new supply. Afew to try: "Mr. Willowby's Christmas Tree," by Robert Barry, or the Mary Engelbreit illustrated "The Night Before Christmas." Take the day off to do some shopping when the stores aren't quite as packed. Gather the family's holiday outfits Finish your online shopping in the next day or two to ensure gifts arrive on time without paying outrageous shipping fees. Finish any sewing or craft projects Gather some friends and go caroling Find lyrics to holiday songs online and make song lists for your group. Volunteer in a soup kitchen, wrap gifts at the mall or find another charitable cause to help as a family. Kwanzaa begins. Shop the afterChristmas sales for wrapping paper and cards for next year. Put your feet up and do absolutely nothing! Research tree pickup or recycling in your town so you'll be prepared when it's time to take down your decorations. Bone up on the basics of chilling, serving and storing Champagne at www. champagne.us Make a giant to-do list Include everything you can possibly think of: gifts to buy, parties to attend (or host), cookies to bake. Don't leave anything off; just assume if it's not on the list, it won't get done. Edit your holiday card list. Get rid of the college roommate you haven't talked to in a decade, and add the couple you met at the block party. E mail people for address updates. Buy stamps at usps.com Watch the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting on NBC. "The Carpenter's Gift: AChristmas Tale about the Rockefeller Center Tree" by David Rubel and Jim LaMarche is a picture book about how the tree is used by Habitat for Humanity after Christmas. Support the troops Send holiday priority mail to service members overseas, especially those in Iraq and Afghanistan,by Dec. 3, if you want them to arrive byDec. 25. See usps. com for a complete calendar of military shipping dates. COOKIES! Search "Christmas cookies" on marthastewart.com to find dozens of recipes. Make several varieties and freeze some to enjoy throughout the season. Host a holiday open house for the neighbors. Serve cookies, fudge and hot apple cider. Visit container store.com for tips on wrapping boxes and making bows. Start wrapping. Make a menorah to celebrate the Jewish Festival of Lights, which begins Tuesday. Search "menorah" on familyfun.com for options, including an easy paper-cup menorah, and an elegant nature menorah made from a tree branch. Double-check your gift list this is the final weekend for shopping before Christmas. Watch "Christmas Vacation." MCTIMAGESBuy batteries. Make sure you have proper batteries for toys and gadgets you're giving. Santa's gone hightech. Check out his website at www. northpole.com Hanukkah begins at sundown. Read about the holiday's history and traditions at www.history.com/ topics/hanukkah/ Get those last minute packages out. It's the last day to send priority mail if you want it to arrive for Christmas. (You can send express mail until Dec. 22.) Create amenity baskets for your overnight guests. Include a small bar of soap, travel-size shampoo, a bottle of water, late-night snacks like granola bars and nuts, a nail file and Tylenol or Advil. Make sure your camera batteries are fully charged. Leave out cookies and milk for Santa Put together the toys after the children go to bed. Then play with them while you can. Fill the stockings.